American Chemical Society (ACS)
|Agreement labeling||Offset Benefit Program, ACS Open Access Leaders Initiative|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2019 – 12/31/2022|
|Consortia / Institution||MPDL/Max Planck Society|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Agreement costs within the range of the previous spending level|
||Price decrease/increase depends on development of number of subscription titles|
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?
|The full amount of the previous spend is recalculated as APC budget in the form of OA credits (tokens). The calculated credits are expected to match and cover the expected annual article output. Unused credits will be transferred into the next year, even after expiration of the contract. In case the credits will not cover the output, each additional article will be invoiced separately.|
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|
All article types are included, except additions, corrections, and ebook chapters
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 is a very clean transformative agreement in that it puts all consequence and cost on the publishing side.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|