BMJ Publishing Group
|Agreement labeling||Jisc BMJ Transitional OA agreement 2022|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2022 – 12/31/2022|
|Consortia / Institution||Jisc|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Average 2020/21|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||Fixed % increase over Subscriptions and Funded APC spend (Standard Collection)|
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 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?
|BMJ now offers unlimited OA|
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?||Fully OA titles are included selectively|
|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||Perm read fee applied to non research element|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|Comments on workflows||Improvements in workflow offered for 2022|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||A significant portion of UK research publishing will be converted to OA under this agreement, for a fixed increase over previous subscription and APC spend. The base offering focuses on the funded articles within the standard collection and then allows institutions to build on this base, with additional publish and read options. Providing flexibility for institutions with differing publish and read profiles, and budgets to add additional non funded, hybrid/gold title OA publishing and read options outside of the standard collection. The efficacy of the agreement will be reviewed by Jisc throughout its term.|
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