Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
|Agreement labeling||ACM OPEN Journals Agreement 2020-2022|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2020 – 12/31/2022|
|Consortia / Institution||Jisc|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Mean data provided by publisher 2016-2018|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||Costs are based on publishing output pricing tiers|
Transfomative agreements vary by their transformative mechanisms, meaning the way in which financing is shifted from the subscription side to open access publishing. What are the characteristics of this agreement to this regard?
|Subscriptions fully converted to OA publishing fees (access related costs 5% or less)|
How do entitlements for open access publishing correlate to the anticipated article output? Which mechanisms for risk sharing have been agreed in cases of exceeding or not reaching the number of OA publishing entitlements?
|Uncapped, unlimited OA publishing|
Are all journals relevant to your affiliated authors (in which you expect them to publish) eligible for OA publishing under the agreement?
|Are fully open access journals covered by the agreement?||Yes|
|OA LICENSE||CC-BY mandatory|
||Original research articles
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||This agreement is a flipped model based on publishing output and no “read” fee. “Ramped up/phased” pricing has been introduced for those research intensive high publishing tiers to ease the transition from paying to read to paying to publish and these have been fixed over the three years. This is an optional “upgrade” agreement for 2020 that runs in parallel to the ACM Digital Library subscription. It is a global offer with the same pricing structure for all.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|