|Agreement labeling||Read & Publish|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2023 – 12/31/2025|
|Consortia / Institution||Max Planck Digital Library|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||The agreement gradually moves away from historic subscription fees, towards costs based on publishing services|
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 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?
|Open access publishing entitlement is calculated out of annual fee. The entitlement is higher than the anticipated output. Should the entitlement be exceeded, additional articles will be invoiced additionally.|
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||Gradual move towards a 100% publishing-related cost structure|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|Comments on workflows||The fully OA element is relatively new and therefore there is room for improvement. The hybrid workflows work well.|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||The agreement is a significant improvement compared to the previous one, both in terms of coverage (fully OA journals are now integrated with central billing), risk sharing, and economic models|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|