Walter De Gruyter GmbH
|Agreement labeling||DE GRUYTER JOURNALS READ AND PUBLISH|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2021 – 12/31/2023|
|Consortia / Institution||Jisc|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||This figure represents all article output by UK Higher Education institutions in 2019|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||A small increase in subscription fee, and previous funded spend, is factored into Year 1. Years 2-3 have a 0% increase.|
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 fully converted to OA publishing fees (access related costs 5% or less)|
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?
|A buffer has been built in to the article entitlement to account for a potential exceeding of the article cap|
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%|
|Comments on access costs||Only funded APCs contributed to fee calculation|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||The agreement demonstrates the publisher’s commitment to Open Access – it converts 100% of subscription spend into a publishing pot. For participating institutions the agreement covers over 100% of output, based on spend in previous years.
The workflow is still to be precisely laid out but the publisher is working towards this.
In due course there may need to be a mechanism to account for titles that convert to fully Open Access.
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|