American Chemical Society (ACS)
|Agreement labeling||American Chemical Society Online Products Institutional Access Agreement: Addendum-Offset Benefit Program Terms and Conditions|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2020 – 12/31/2020|
|Consortia / Institution||Louisiana State University|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Figures provided by ACS|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on costs development||The subscription increased by a certain percentage, but the OA component is “carved-out” of the total spend for the subscribed journals.|
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 partly converted to OA publishing fees|
|CAPS AND ALLOWANCES||LSU’s ACS OA agreement is for 28 articles; the LSU article output per year ranges from 35-50 articles.|
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|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|This is our first-year of the ACS agreement and is just one piece of the puzzle in the transition to OA. LSU’s chemistry responded very positively to the agreement. This should become a stable agreement over time. We’ll monitor the progress and work with ACS to increase, if needed, the number of OA articles the LSU faculty can publish in ACS journals.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|