Company of Biologists
|Agreement labeling||Read and Publish Licence Agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2021 – 12/31/2023|
|Consortia / Institution||CSIC Spanish National Research Council|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Agreement costs within the range of the previous spending level|
|Comments on cost development||Cost-neutral, based only on the prior CSIC’s subscription investment. Annual cost will not increase throughout the 3 years of the contract.|
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 fully converted to OA publishing fees (access related costs 5% or less)|
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?||No|
|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||Agreement is structured to include access as well as publishing but the finances are structured without any access fee|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
||With this agreement, CSIC-Spanish National Research Council is satisfied because it is a cost neutral agreement. In addition, it has been beneficial in extending the reading to the entire institution, whereas previously, the access was only for 15 subscriber institutes. The number of publishable OA articles is unlimited. The only reason for dissatisfaction is that the Gold OA journals are not included into the agreement.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|