|Agreement labeling||Elsevier Subscription Agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2020 – 12/31/2022|
|Consortia / Institution||Qatar National Library Consortium|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Calculations were based on historical publishing data. articles. This agreement should cover 90% of our output with Elsevier.|
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||3.5% price increase in year two and three. Reduction of the price for the year one to mitigate the risk of under publishing.|
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?
|Articles published in excess of the agreed number of articles will be charged at the list price. The agreement does not include refunds for unused articles. The agreement covers 300 articles per year. The bundled price in the first year of the agreement takes into account the possibility of under-publishing. Renewal of the agreement is contingent on the success of this pilot.|
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?
|Comments||Bundled price for read and publish|
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|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|This agreement will cover 1/3 of total research output of corresponding authors from Qatar. It is too early to estimate its sustainability. Under/over publishing would need to be addressed in the future agreement. This agreement is better than the subscription agreement we had in place.
Subscription-based Cell and Lancet titles were not included in the previous subscription agreement, therefore these titles are not included in this agreement.
This agreement is silent on the confidentiality. We have a written permission from Elsevier to make it publicly available.
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|