The Company of Biologists
|Agreement labeling||COB journals agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period10||01/01/2024 – 12/31/2026|
|Consortia / Institution||EIFL|
|Country||Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Moldova, Myanmar, Namibia, Palestine, Nepal, North Macedonia, Ukraine, Senegal, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe|
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||This agreement provides free access as well as free open access publishing for corresponding authors in all five of its journals. The agreement covers 30 EIFL partner countries.|
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?
|No cost for OA publishing fees or subscriptions|
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?
|There is no risk to 30 EIFL partner countries|
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||No|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||This is an excellent agreement providing 30 EIFL countries with access and free publishing in all COB journals.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|