American Chemical Society
|Agreement labeling||ACS Read and Publish|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2023 – 12/31/2025|
|Consortia / Institution||TIB Consortium|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||The consortium consists of only 8 members (universities from Lower Saxony)|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||Spending on Open Access publications in the previous year was added|
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)|
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 publisher bears the risk if the volume of publications increases|
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?
|Comments on access costs||Access costs can not be specified. There is no allocation of the total fee.|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|Comments on workflows||The workflow runs through Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||The waiving of an article quota is seen as very positive and forward-looking. This also applies to the combination of publications in fully Open Access journals and hybrid journals. However, it is possible that the good conditions only show that the subscription expenses were too high in the past.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|