Walter de Gruyter
|Agreement labeling||General License Agreement|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2021 – 12/31/2023|
|Consortia / Institution||HEAL-Link (Hellenic Academic Libraries Link)|
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||First consortium agreement with the Walter de Gruyter|
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?
|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?
|Open access published output in hybrid journals is capped (25 articles per year). The yearly anticipated article output is around 30.
APCs published over the agreed limit (25 per year) will be charged at a 15% discount or published behind paywall, at the choice of the HEAL-Link member-institution.
Any unused APCs can be carried over for the duration of the current contract, until 2023.
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 variations allowed|
||All article types|
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|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|Comments on workflows||During the negotiating period, the communication between HEAL-Link and the publisher was sufficient|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||We (at HEAL-Link) consider this a quite well transformative agreement and the cost is sustainable. Reading fee and publishing fee components are clearly defined. Since it is the first agreement with the Walter de Gruyter, it remains for the publisher’s workflow to be evaluated by HEAL-Link eligible authors.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|