The Company of Biologists
|Agreement labeling||The Company of Biologists Read and Publish Agreement|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2022 – 12/31/2024|
|Consortia / Institution||University of Turku|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||We have published 5-10 articles in the journals of this publisher during the last few years|
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||Compared to the price of direct journal subscriptions and previously paid APCs the price is moderate|
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?
|OA publishing right without extra costs is unlimited during the agreement period|
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?
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|Comments on workflows||Authors are also entitled to publish OA retrospectively if their affiliation is not recognized correctly by the publisher during submission|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||The three hybrid journals are transformative and have met their transformative journal targets for 2021. The costs of the agreement are therefore moving towards paying for publishing.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|