American Chemical Society
|Agreement labeling||Addendum to Online Products Institutional Access Agreement|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2022 – 12/31/2023|
|Consortia / Institution||Hong Kong Baptist University Library|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||The average article outputs of past 3 years|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
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|
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?
|We project the entitlements will cover up all article outputs after reviewing the figures in past years. Nonetheless, the unused offset tokens in the first year cannot be carried to the next year.|
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
Ebook chapter excluded
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|More than 50%|
|Comments||HKBU is currently a member of another JULAC-ACS Consortium. This Consortium is in traditional subscription model. The expiry date of the Addendum is in line with the ending date of the JULAC-ACS Agreement.|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|Comments on workflows||The process is not very clear for authors, who misunderstand the default message set in the OA management platform (unfortunately the library cannot alter the text in the message). Thus, the Library has to put tremendous effort to communicate with authors, ACS and the platform provider to ensure the articles are properly published in OA, not pay-wall content.|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||The cost of this two-year agreement is considered acceptable in order to make progress on open access, but substantial cost reductions in the access component of future agreements will be needed if the arrangement is to be sustainable in the long term.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|