American Chemical Society
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?
|01/01/2023 – 12/31/2026
|Consortia / Institution
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output
|Agreement capped at 350 articles per year. Unused articles rollover within the agreement.
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
|Planned overall cost increases are lower than historical subscription cost increases. Increases for individual participants are higher or lower depending on publication output.
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
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?
|CC-BY preference, exceptions allowed
|Original research articles
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|Comments on access costs
|The overall cost target in the final year of agreement is based on publication costs. However shifts in funding from read to publish institutions will not be fully implemented within the agreement.
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS
|Comments on workflows
|After one year eligible authors have a 99% acceptance rate of OA publishing. The approval workflow works easily for authors and library staff, and consortial management and reporting works well alongside individual institution workflows.
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|We view this agreement is successful for our main goals for transformative agreements, which are to shift spending to support publishing costs, to make more articles available as open access, and to help effect overall change with the publisher. Although costs will not shift entirely over the commitment, there will still be a substantial shift in costs to our high publishing institutions. The agreement has increased our proportion of open access published articles from 5-7% to 99%. Early data indicates that our agreement is contributing to an overall reduction in paywalled subscription content and helping to meet transformative publication targets.
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