|Agreement labeling||Elsevier subscription and OA pilot Norway|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2019 – 12/31/2020|
|Consortia / Institution||Unit – The Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/ article output||About 90% of total publications included in the agreement|
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||We have a cost increase, but it is lower than the previous subscription agreement|
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?
|The total cost is still based on the previous subscription cost, but allow for a substantial amount of articles to be published open.|
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?
|We have almost 100% of publications in the eligible journals included in the deal. However, there are no refund or other adjustments if we do not reach the ‘quota’, and all articles we publish over the ‘quota’ will be charged the standard APC.|
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
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|More than 50%|
|Comments||The total cost is based on 100% of the previous subscription cost, but does now allow for a substantial number of articles to be published open.|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|Comments on workflows||We are in the process of implementing the workflow, and so far it seems to work well.|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|The agreement is based on the previous subscription cost, and there are no transition of that cost from reading to publishing. Therefore this agreement is not sustainable for future agreements, but we see it as a good start for us to get a substantial number of our publishing output with Elsevier published openly available. For future agreements we will need to see a move towards a model where the cost is based on the publishing output.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|