degruy2021jisc

Publisher

Walter De Gruyter GmbH

Agreement ID degruy2021jisc
Agreement labeling DE GRUYTER JOURNALS READ AND PUBLISH
Has the agreement been disclosed and published? Yes
URL https://repository.jisc.ac.uk/8170/1/
de_Gruyter_RP_lic_2020_2023.docx
Agreement period 01/01/2021 – 12/31/2023
Consortia / Institution Jisc
Country United Kingdom
SIZE

Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications

333
Comments on size/article output This figure represents all article output by UK Higher Education institutions in 2019
COSTS

How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?

Cost increase
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.
FINANCIAL SHIFT

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)
RISK SHARING

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
OA COVERAGE

Are all journals relevant to your affiliated authors (in which you expect them to publish) eligible for OA publishing under the agreement?

No
Are fully open access journals covered by the agreement? No
OA LICENSE CC-BY preference, exceptions allowed
ARTICLE TYPES
Original research articles
ACCESS COSTS

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
ACCESS COVERAGE

Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?

Yes
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.

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