The Company of Biologists
|Agreement labeling||Company of Biologists Read and Publish Agreement|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2024 – 12/31/2026|
|Consortia / Institution||University of Richmond|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||There have been approximately 3 articles published in the past eight years or so|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||We were paying for only two of the subscription titles, and now have the third one for no additional cost|
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 relevant to the agreement|
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
No limitation specified in the contract
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|Comments on access costs||This is not specified|
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|