American Chemical Society
|Agreement labeling||Offset Benefit Program|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2020 – 12/31/2022|
|Consortia / Institution||KAUST|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Number of articles with KAUST corresponding authors in 2020 (source: Scopus)|
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|
|Comments on cost development||Only annual increase applied|
Transformative 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. After using all available credits, 10 additional credits should be bought in the first year of the three-year deal. If there are credits leftover at the end of a calendar year, rollover is possible into next year only.|
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?||No|
|OA LICENSE||CC-BY mandatory|
||All article types, excluding Ebooks, book reviews, short reports, brief communications and letters|
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|
|Comments on workflows||Very well established workflow through CCC Rightslink, real-time reporting, easy to use for library administrators and authors|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||We are in the second year of our 3-year agreement. The deal worked out well, but the number of free credits is not enough to cover our annual article output.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|