|Agreement labeling||Royal Danish Library – Elsevier 2021-204 agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2021 – 12/31/2024|
|Consortia / Institution||Royal Danish Library|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||Researchers can publish hybrid OA at no cost, which is effective a saving. And no cost increase on subscribed journals for the entire term of the contract.|
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?
|Maintain subscriptions and hybrid OA now included at no costs. And no cap on article output.|
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 cap on number of articles that can be published under this agreement|
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?||No|
|OA LICENSE||CC-BY mandatory|
||Original research articles
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|More than 50%|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||75% perpetual access to the Freedom Collection
100% perpetual access to the subscribed journals outside of the Freedom Collection
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|Comments on workflows||Based on approval of eligibility in Elsevier’s standard Open Access dashboard|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||Since we have a very clear agreement on costs and no cap on number of articles that can be published, we see very little risk in this agreement. The only downside so far is that we didn’t manage to get all the journals subscribed to as part of the publish agreement. So Cell Press titles, Lancet titles and some Society owned titles are not included.
The free OA hybrid publication only applies to Corresponding authors from subscribing institutions.
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|