Association for Computing Machinery
|Agreement labeling||ACM “Read and Publish” Agreement|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2021 – 12/31/2024|
|Consortia / Institution||EIFL|
|Country||Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Congo, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Malawi, Moldova, Myanmar, Nepal, Palestine, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||Libraries in 25 countries are eligible for free access to the ACM Digital Library.
In addition, corresponding authors from these 25 countries can publish accepted research articles in open access for free in ACMs fully open access and hybrid journals and conference proceedings.
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?
|Free access and publishing|
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?
|Not applicable in this case, as publishing is free|
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
Any other article types in the Licensed Materials for which ACM would otherwise charge an APC during the term of this Agreement
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|
|Comments on workflows||The workflow arrangements look good, but to early to access in practice|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||This agreement is an opportunity for researchers in these 25 countries to read and publish in the journals without charge|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|