Cambridge University Press
|Cambridge University Press (CUP) Read and Publish agreement 2021-24
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?
|01/01/2021 – 12/31/2024
|Consortia / Institution
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output
|Based on the average UKHEI output from 2017-2019 (eligible institutions)
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development
|1% increase over total spend in 2021
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
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?
|CC-BY preference, exceptions allowed
|Original research articles
Open Access publishing covered under this R&P agreement includes: Research, Review Articles and Rapid Communications (RRR), Plus Brief Report and Case Reports article types, which are often linked to research articles.
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|More than 50%
|Comments on access costs
|Move from 55% allocated to read in year 1, to 25% by year 4. Committing to move away from legacy spend.
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS
|Too early to assess
|Comments on workflows
|CC-BY with messaging (working toward new workflow)
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|This agreement aims to convert 100% of eligible UKHEI article output (research related) from the outset of the agreement, with unlimited OA publishing in year 1 (both hybrid and gold OA titles). In 2018, 17.2% of eligible UKHEI output was OA, closing an OA gap of 82.8% in year 1. Annual Increases have been adjusted with COVID-19 in mind. The agreement offers institutions flexibility with 3 options to suit varying publishing profiles and budgets. Institutions currently not subscribing to the agreement will receive a full upgrade to the complete collection (around 2/3). CUP is working toward workflow improvement within 2021.
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