Walter de Gruyter
|Agreement labeling||Standard license agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|URL||(main contract) https://www.czechelib.cz/default/files/download/id/187/degruyter-sla-20190211.pdf
|Agreement period||01/01/2019 – 12/31/2022|
|Consortia / Institution||CzechELib|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||2 OA hybrid articles per Full collection, 1 OA hybrid article per STM collection, per year|
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||Brand new agreement, no benchmark available (no preceding De Gruyter packages subscription, neither single institution nor consortium, only individual journals)|
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?
|APC discount and APC “voucher” for institutions under the agreement. As their were no previous subscriptions, hard to assess, but probably could be rather option “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?
|There is no risk sharing agreed. There are 6 OA vouchers for hybrids, however these vouchers are bound to package subscription (i.e. to particular institutions). Some members (libraries) probably won’t be able to use the vouchers (no publishing). We have no load balancing (voucher reallocation) on consortial level, this should be improved in future or by agreement with publisher. Such reallocation was performed on an ad hoc manual basis (agreed with publisher and two institutions).|
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?||No|
|OA LICENSE||CC-BY preference, exceptions 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||Before introduction of RightsLink it was a little bit chaotic, with RighsLink is quite convenient.|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||De Gruyter has considerable share on publication output from the Czech Rep., but very low share on subscription spending. Our understanding is they expect revenue from APCs in future. If current publishing activity will be on a similar level and we will start covering all APCs then the financial volume will be much higher.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|