Cambridge University Press
|Agreement labeling||Cambridge University Press Read & Publish Agreement|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2023 – 12/31/2025|
|Consortia / Institution||Shanghai Jiao Tong University|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||That figure reflects our estimated output in publisher’s journals over the past three years|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||8% increase compared to the costs under the subscription-only mode|
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?
|Licensee will be able to roll over the unused OA article allowance to the following year if the Read & Publish mode continues. If Licensee exceeds the Article Cap for the Year, Licensor will charge 10% off Discounted APCs for additional articles published in Cambridge OA journals during that Year.|
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
Case report, Brief report, Rapid communications
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|More than 50%|
|Comments on access costs||The access fee is about 60-70% of the total|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||This is a pilot transformative agreement for our university. Under the Read & Publish model, the total cost is lower than the sum of the subscription fee paid by the library and the APCs paid by the authors. The transformative agreement began in 2021. After two one-year contracts, we signed a three-year contract. At first, authors were not aware of the transformative agreement. The OA article allowance was not fully utilized. The unused allowance was rolled over to the next year. However, from 2023 onwards, the allowance may not be sufficient.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|