Company of Biologists
|Agreement labeling||Read and Publish Transitional Addendum|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2021 – 12/31/2023|
|Consortia / Institution||Max Planck Digital Library|
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|
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)|
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?
|Balanced risk sharing|
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 mandatory|
||Original research articles|
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|Comments on access costs||The full amount of the previous spend is recalculated as APC budget in the form of OA credits (tokens). The calculated credits are expected to match and cover the expected annual article output. Articles in fully OA journals are invoiced separately.|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|