|Agreement labeling||Elsevier Read & Publish|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2020 – 12/31/2023|
|Consortia / Institution||Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries|
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||Annual price increase based on inflation|
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 based solely on historical subscription costs and expenditure for Gold OA|
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?
|No risk sharing. Researchers pay the standard APC if we exceed the total number of articles in the first three years.|
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
Case Reports, Microarticles, Original software publications, Practice Guidelines, Protocols, Replication Studies, Short communication, Short survey, Video Articles
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|Comments||Not specified. Read & Publish costs are not distinguished.|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Partly (e.g. to core journals only)|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|Comments on workflows||During the contract period, articles can be published retroactively OA with the consent of the author|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|