|Agreement labeling||Elsevier publish and read agreement|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2022 – 12/31/2024|
|Consortia / Institution||Sikt (previously Unit)|
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||Publishing in gold journals was taken out and is now charged with a discounted APC|
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?
|Total cost includes publishing, but not a specific part set aside for publishing|
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?
|Unlimited publishing in hybrid journals. 15% discount on publishing in gold journals.|
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?
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Partly (e.g. to core journals only)|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||It is a move in the right direction, but the next agreement from 2025 will need to be in line with the Plan S requirements when these come in to full effect|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|