acs2020lsu

Publisher

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Agreement ID acs2020lsu
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
Country United States
SIZE

Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications

35
Comments on size/article output Figures provided by ACS
COSTS

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

Cost increase
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.
FINANCIAL SHIFT

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.
OA COVERAGE

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

Yes
Are fully open access journals covered by the agreement? Yes
OA LICENSE CC-BY mandatory
ARTICLE TYPES
Original research articles
ACCESS COSTS

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

1%-5%
ACCESS COVERAGE

Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?

Yes
PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS Yes
WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT Ok
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.
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