acs2022slov

Publisher

American Chemical Society

Agreement ID acs2022slov
Agreement labeling ACS Read and Publish Agreement
Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published? No
Agreement period 01/01/2022 – 12/31/2022
Consortia / Institution Slovenian Consortium CTK
Country Slovenia
SIZE

Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications

60
COSTS

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 Price increase due to the annual price cap, as negotiated in previous years for the subscription-based license
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 fully converted to OA publishing fees (access related costs 5% or less)
RISK SHARING

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 whole amount, previously spent to finance the subscription-based access is recalculated as APC budget to cover APCs. The calculated number of “credits” is expected to fully cover the annual article output by the authors from consortium institutions. Unused credits can be used to publish OA articles even after the expiration of the contract, taking into account the year in which the article was accepted for publication. However, each additional article will be invoiced separately.
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
Review articles
Letters
ACCESS COSTS

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

0%
Comments on access costs Access costs not exactly specified – the number of APCs covered by the agreement is calculated on the basis of the license fees, so access costs could also be regarded as 100%
ACCESS COVERAGE

Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?

Yes
PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS Yes
WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT Ok
Comments on workflows Based on CCC Rights Link platform, efficient and reliable
OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS This is a good example of a transparent publishing agreement within the framework of current spending level
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