|Agreement labeling||Elsevier (Open Access Pilot)|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2016 – 06/30/2019|
|Consortia / Institution||VSNU-UKB|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments||Extension for last period -prior till June 2019- gives NO price 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 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?
|Potential open access articles which were not used in previous year are rescheduled to the next year.|
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?||Fully oa titles are included selectively|
|OA LICENSE||CC-BY mandatory|
||Original research articles|
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|More than 50%|
|Comments||Open Access is described as pilot in current contract|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Partly (eg to core journals only)|
||The current workflow is improved over time but some steps in the workflow are not clear enough for the stakeholders and should be defined and visualized (eg infographic) better than is the case now.|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|