American Meteorological Society
|Agreement labeling||American Meteorological Society (AMS) Journals Read and Publish – Pilot Agreement 2023-2024|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2023 – 12/31/2024|
|Consortia / Institution||Jisc|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Unlimited publishing included, covering hybrid and fully OA titles|
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||Cost constraints in year one. The annual increase in subsequent years is approximately 2% per year.|
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 caps in place. As a two-year pilot, the prices for each year are fixed.|
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 attributed at 23%|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|Comments on workflows||The practical implementation of the agreement will be assessed by Jisc throughout its term. A full assessment of year one will take place in March/April 2024.|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
||Cost constraints mean the open access articles published within this agreement will be published at a cost not exceeding recent subscription and publishing expenditures. The efficacy of the agreement will be reviewed by Jisc throughout its term.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|