Walter de Gruyter Inc.
|Agreement labeling||Read and Publish|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2019 – 12/31/2021|
|Consortia / Institution||Iowa State University|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/ article output||Based on publisher estimate|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||We are paying approximately 25% more than we were paying for a small journal package and individual subscriptions. The new agreement will cover up to 21 OA articles, and we are getting read access to approximately 150 additional titles.|
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?
|Transformative mechanism rests on Read fee diminishing over time as subscription articles go down and open access articles go up. This is dependent on library uptake of the R and P model.|
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?
|Approximately 50% more articles can be published OA under the agreement than were published n 2018. If publishing exceeds this number, articles will either be published on the subscription side or the library will need to pay more.|
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 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?
|Few articles are published with this publisher.|
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|This is a workable agreement for that will be evaluated going forward. Publisher was very easy to work with and very responsive.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|