|Agreement labeling||NST-Elsevier Pilot Agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2021 – 31/12/2023|
|Consortia / Institution||National Research Council of Science & Technology|
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||All NST institutions, including those that previously subscribed to only Subject collections or only individual titles, extend access coverage to freedom collection|
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?
|OA allowance must be used by end of each calendar year. Allowance is split allocated per institution and unused allowances may be transferred within each calendar year between institutions.|
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 preference, exceptions allowed|
||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||Partly (e.g. to core journals only)|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||This agreement covers just 25 government-funded research institutes under NST, whose research outcome takes up about one fifteenth of South Korea. Approximately 40% of total Elsevier articles will be open access for three years. Despite the number of participating institutions is small, this agreement is the first transformative agreement made in South Korea and can be considered as an remarkable step towards the open access transformation.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|