|Agreement labeling||Elsevier Gold Open Access Pilot for University of Florida|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||07/01/2020 – 12/31/2021|
|Consortia / Institution||University of Florida|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Of 991 articles by UF corresponding authors published Elsevier journals in 2019, 78 are Full Open Access; 35 are Hybrid; and 12 are Other (subsidized).|
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||Corresponding authors automatically receive a 15% discount on full open access articles and 10% discount on hybrid open access articles. The is no change in the subscription costs. Articles in Lancet and Cell Press journals are excluded from the agreement and from this data.|
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?
|No change in the subscription fee|
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?
|Elsevier and UF will research the impact of the discount on the behavior of the corresponding authors and assess the increase in OA publishing|
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 variations allowed|
||Original research articles|
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|Comments on access costs||There is no cost to the Smathers Libraries, no increase in subscription fees|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Partly (e.g. to core journals only)|
|Comments on workflows||Minimal impact of the library and very easy for the authors whoa are automatically offered the discount|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||This agreement provides a tangible benefit to UF corresponding authors with no financial impact on the Smathers Libraries. It is sustainable and could be a model for other agreements between Elsevier and academic research libraries. The agreement has only been in place for a few months so it is not yet possible to assess the impact on the transition to open access.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|