compbio2021csic

Publisher

Company of Biologists

Agreement ID compbio2021csic
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
Country Spain
SIZE

Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications

15
COSTS

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.
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 fully converted to OA publishing fees (access related costs 5% or less)
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? No
OA LICENSE CC-BY mandatory
ARTICLE TYPES
Original research articles
ACCESS COSTS

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

0%
Comments on access costs Agreement is structured to include access as well as publishing but the finances are structured without any access fee
ACCESS COVERAGE

Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?

Yes
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.
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