What does it cost to publish in Climate Science?

Oh hi 14th-floor, long time no see.

Hi, how are you Oliver/meteo/geschichtenpost.

I’m fine, thanks. But let’s get on with it.

A tweet made me look at costs of publishing a climate-science-paper – and that was 8 months ago. As another post here shows there are far too many journals and I am lazy and therefore I only selected a … few. Anyway, the data may be outdated. And as I am lazy the formatting of the tables is … bad – though that is also due to the chosen theme of this site.

I am not sure whether I am more surprised by the number of journals which apparently still charge for colour printing or that many closed-access-journals do not have any paper charges. This, in turn, leads to a certain open-access tendency of this post. DOAJ gives information about OA-journals without article processing charges.

Usually, prices are in US-Dollars, for some I noted that the charges are plus taxes, for some I forgot to add this information. Extra-charges may under certain conditions apply, or may not apply.

The pure OA-publications without extras:

Publisher Journal Open Access charges
IOP ERL $2080
     
Plos plosone $1495
     
Taylor And Francis Tellus A $90/page, excluding figures
Cogent cogent oa Pay what you can, $1350 recommended
     
AAAS SciAdv BY $4922
  SciAdv By-NC $3692
     
SpringerNature Nature Communications $5200
  SciData $1350
  Srep $1675
  npj Climate and Atmospheric Science $2800
     
Wiley GEO $1800
     
Wiley AGU JAMES $50 per publication unit
     
Copernicus Advances in Statistical Climatology, Meteorology and Oceanography Currently waived
  The Cryosphere €75 to €120 per page depending on typesetting effort
  OS €75 to €120 per page depending on typesetting effort
  NPG €75 to €120 per page depending on typesetting effort
  NHESS €75 to €120 per page depending on typesetting effort
  HESS €75 to €120 per page depending on typesetting effort
  GMD €75 to €120 per page depending on typesetting effort
  ESD €75 to €120 per page depending on typesetting effort
  CP €75 to €120 per page depending on typesetting effort
  BG €75 to €120 per page depending on typesetting effort
  ACP €75 to €120 per page depending on typesetting effort
  ESSD Currently waived
  Annales €60 to €105 per page depending on typesetting effort

OA plus extras:

Publisher Journal Open Access charges Excess length
       
Wiley AGU Earth and Space Science $1800 or $900 for different article types $125 per publication unit
  Earth‘s Future $1800 $125 per publication unit
  Geohealth $1800 $125 per publication unit

Closed access with OA-options and many extras:

Publisher Journal Open Access charges Closed Access charges Color Figures Excess length Etc.
             
SAGE The Holocene $3000   X    
             
SpringerNature NGeo     (X)    
  Nclim     (X)    
  Springer $3000 (excl. VAT)   ((X))    
             
Elsevier Weather and Climate Extremes $1500 plus tax        
  Anthropocene 2500pt        
  climate risk management 1500pt        
  climate services 1800pt        
  atmospheric environment 1200pt        
  ocean modelling 3200pt        
  journal of hydrology 3000pt        
  P3 2850pt        
  epsl 2800pt        
  earth science reviews 3300pt        
  quaternary research 2500pt        
  dynamics of a and o 2500pt        
  physica d 2600pt        
  quaternary science reviews 2860pt        
  Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 3700pt        
  atmospheric research 2850pt        
  global and planetary change 2850pt        
  quaternary international 3300pt        
  deep sea research i 3200pt        
  Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 2500pt        
  Dendrochronologica 1500pt        
  polar science 2500pt        
             
Wiley diverse Boreas $2500   X X  
  JQS $3000   X    
  QJRMS $3000   X X  
  IntJClim $3000   X    
  ASL 1000GBP        
  Geoscience Data Journal $1500        
             
Wiley AGU G3 $3500 $1000   $125 per publication unit  
  GRL $2500 $500   $125 per publication unit  
  GBC $3500     $125 per publication unit  
  JGR $3500 $1000   $125 per publication unit  
  Paleoceanography $3500     $125 per publication unit  
  Radio Science $3500 $1000   $125 per publication unit  
  RoG $3500        
  Space Weather $3500     $125 per publication unit  
  Tectonics $3500     $125 per publication unit  
  WRR $3500     $125 per publication unit  
             
AMS BAMS   $105* per page for each of pages 1-4, $290* per page for each of pages 5-8, $405* per page for pages 9 and over. Electronic only publications: $50 per page     Rich Media Files – $250 per rich media file. Color Cover – $2,150
  AMS $800 extra $145 per printed page (X) X

 

 

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