Cambridge University Press
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2019 – 12/31/2021|
|Consortia / Institution||Bibsam consortium|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||That figure reflects our estimated output for 2019 in publisher’s OA/hybrid journals.|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||Cost is equivalent to our previous license fee, plus a small amount for the APCs paid outside of the agreement in the previous year. The fee will be subject to annual increases.|
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?
|The amount of publishing is unlimited – there is no mechanism for risk sharing in case we don’t reach the estimated output|
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 variations allowed|
||Original research articles
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|Comments||The new pricing model means that there is one single fee for both publishing and reading. It is therefore not possible to distinguish between a publishing fee and a reading fee.|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|Comments on workflows
||Not clear enough for authors that they have right to publish OA without charge.|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|We hope the number of participating society journals will increase during the course of the agreement.
As more society journals participate and as we assess the applicability of APCs to other article types (and as the proportion of OA content grows in general), we would anticipate a significantly lower reading fee in future agreements.
Too many eligible articles have been published not OA. The author identification has to be improved. We might consider penalty mechanisms in the next agreement.
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|