Company of Biologists
|Agreement labeling||The Company of Biologists Open Access Transitional Agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2021 – 12/31/2023|
|Consortia / Institution||Montana State University|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Uncapped OA publishing|
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|
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?
|Not applicable. Uncapped OA publishing.|
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
CC-BY preference, exceptions allowed
CC-BY variations allowed
||Original research articles|
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|More than 50%|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|Comments on workflows||The Company of Biologists will provide MSU with a report every six months detailing the OA articles published by eligible authors|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
||Yes, this is sustainable with regards to costs and operations|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|