acs2019mpdl

Publisher

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Agreement ID acs2019mpdl
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
Country Germany
SIZE

Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications

240
COSTS

How does the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?

Agreement costs within the range of the previous spending level
Comments
price decrease/ increase depends on development of number of subscription titles
FINANCIAL SHIFT

Transfomative agreements vary by their transformative mechanisms, meaning the way in which financing is shifted from the supscription 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)
RISK SHARING

How do entitlements for open access publishing correlate to the anticipated article output? Which mechanisms for risk sharing have been agreed in cases of exeeding 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.
OA COVERAGE

Are all journals relevant to your affiliated authors (in which you expect them to publish) elegible for oa publishing under the agreement?

Yes
Are fully open access journals covered by the agreement? Yes
OA LICENCE CC-BY mandatory
ARTICLE TYPES
Other

All article types are included, except additions, corrections, and ebook chapters

ACCESS COSTS

What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement costs of the agreement?

0%
ACCESS COVERAGE

Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?

Yes
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.
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