Walter de Gruyter
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2022 – 12/31/2024|
|Consortia / Institution||KEMOE|
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||The number of discounted APCs will have an impact on the total value of the deal|
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?
|Highly discounted APCs|
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?
|n.a. due to the discounted APC model|
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?||Yes|
|OA LICENSE||CC-BY preference, exceptions allowed|
||Original research articles
not specified in the agreement
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||The open access workflow and invoicing is handled via CCC’s RightsLink tool: during acceptance, the publisher checks for eligible articles. The publisher then informs the author of the open access option. Following the open access choice, the article appears in the library dashboard for approval/rejection with a corresponding e-mail to the library. After approval, the invoice is sent to the library within a couple of days.
Downsides: Author recognition could be better. Many articles need to be made open access retroactively because of poor article recognition.
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|