American Chemical Society
|Agreement labeling||Consortia Offset Benefit Program (COBP)|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2022 – 12/31/2022|
|Consortia / Institution||Electronic Information Service National Programme|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Quota (year 2022): 75|
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||No previous subscription-only agreements. Compared to the previous (2019-2021) read and publish agreement, the projected cost for one year (2022) has increased.|
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 partly converted to OA publishing fees|
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?
|For OBP, ACS shall provide Grantee seventy-five (75) tokens (“Tokens”) for the year 2022. Grantee acknowledges and agrees that Tokens have no redeemable monetary value. For clarity, in the event of OBP termination, unused Tokens will not be refunded as a sales credit or otherwise. Tokens expire 24 months after they have been granted. Notwithstanding, Tokens may be used solely in the calendar year for which they were issued. For example, any unused Tokens left at the end of 2022 remain viable through 2023 but must be used retroactively for an article accepted in 2022. Tokens cannot be used for articles accepted before 1.1.2022.|
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|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|