EMBO and EMBO Press are making their journals’ finances public to provide transparency and clarity about what it costs to publish articles in high quality, selective journals. In this way, they want to support the current debate on the appropriate costs for article processing charges (APC) in Open Access (OA) publishing by allowing real figures to be used as a basis.
The main result: The current APCs of EMBO’s journals range from €3,300 to €4,700. However, they are not sufficient to cover all the publishing costs. If the costs for the entire content at EMBO Press had to be financed only through the APCs for research papers, then the charge for each research paper would have to be €9,040.
You can find all the details of their costs on the EMBO page.