|Agreement labeling||EDP Sciences – National Open Access agreement in France|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2017 – 12/31/2021|
|Consortia / Institution||Couperin.org|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Satisfying from the 1st year of agreement.|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||The increase is justified by the publication in Open Access of corresponding authors from participating institutions (additional service) cumulated to the access to the full collection. This increase has been mainly funded by the Higher Education, Research & Innovation Ministry (governmental policy to support local publishers).|
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?
|The number of articles published in open access has been capped.|
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 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?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|Comments on workflows
||EDP Sciences has set up an automatic capture of eligible articles. This automatic capture works quite well and corresponding authors seem to be satisfied. Once accepted, the corresponding authors of eligible articles receive an email informing them that due to the national open access agreement in France, their article can be published in open access with e CC-BY license with paying no APC. This automatic capture of eligible articles is based on Ringgold database.|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|