cam2019bibsam

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Agreement ID cam2019bibsam
Agreement labeling
Has the agreement been disclosed and published? No
Agreement period 01/01/2019 – 12/31/2021
Consortia / Institution Bibsam consortium
Country Sweden
SIZE

Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications

240
Comments on size/article output  That figure reflects our estimated output for 2019 in publisher’s OA/hybrid journals.
COSTS

How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?

Cost increase
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.
FINANCIAL SHIFT

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
RISK SHARING

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
OA COVERAGE

Are all journals relevant to your affiliated authors (in which you expect them to publish) eligible for oa publishing under the agreement?

No
Are fully open access journals covered by the agreement? Yes
OA LICENSE CC-BY variations allowed
ARTICLE TYPES
Original research articles
Review articles
ACCESS COSTS

What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?

0%
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.
ACCESS COVERAGE

Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?

Yes
PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS Yes
WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT Deficient
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