Wellcome Trust open access APC spend (2010-11, 2011-12)
Datasets usually provide raw data for analysis. This raw data often comes in spreadsheet form, but can be any collection of data, on which analysis can be performed.
Following the publication of the Wellcome Trust APC dataset for 2012-13 – see http://figshare.com/articles/Wellcome_Trust_APC_spend_2012_13_data_file/963054 and the community-enhanced version at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RXMhqzOZDqygWzyE4HXi9DnJnxjdp0NOhlHcB5SrSZo/edit#gid=0 ) we have decided to make publicly available our APC spend for two further years – 2010-11 and 2011-12.
With three years’ worth of APC data in the public domain, researchers can see how our APC spend has changed as well as look to see what has happened to the APC price over this period.
As before, this spend is as reported by UK institutions and any of the Trust’s Major Overseas Programmes in receipt of an OA block grant (see: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/About-us/Policy/Spotlight-issues/Open-access/Guides/WTX036803.htm).
The data only includes information when an APC was levied. If an author has self-archived a paper, or the publisher provides a gold OA service (but makes no charge), this information is not included in this dataset.
Equally, data are not included in cases where a researcher (based at an institution not in receipt of an OA block grant) received a supplement to their grant to cover OA publishing costs.