American Chemical Society
|ACS Online Products Agreement
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?
|01/01/2023 – 12/31/2025
|Consortia / Institution
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output
|Unlimited publishing in hybrid journals; flat APC rate of US$3000 in ACS Au journals except for ACS Omega (APCs already discounted)
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
|Increase of 3% per annum for each of the three years of the agreement
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?
|No fixed entitlements; all articles are eligible for OA publication
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?
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS
|Too early to assess
|Comments on workflows
|To be assessed during the period of the agreement
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|This agreement has the potential to create a sustainable transition from the previous subscription model to a more inclusive model supporting OA publication by authors affiliated to subscribing SANLiC members
|Request contact to the licensee
|contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org