|Agreement labeling||Elsevier Open Access Agreement|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2023 – 12/31/2025|
|Consortia / Institution||CAUL|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Figure is for all publishing, in Gold and Hybrid, in 2021. Eligible publishing amounts (Cap) are less than that.|
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||Agreement costs are within the range of increases typically expected for a non-OA subscription agreement|
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?
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?
|Capped agreement with no additional expenditure above typical price increases for non-OA subscription agreement. Only risk is if the agreement publishes less than the cap allocation.|
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 variations allowed
||Original research articles
Case Reports, Practice Guidelines, Replication Study
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|More than 50%|
|Comments on access costs||Open access publishing values not expressed on the agreement|
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 is agreement is viewed as the first step in the transition to full Open Access with this publisher. Further work is required to evolve this agreement to become more sustainable towards CAUL member values and purchase capabilities. CAUL will be carefully monitoring this agreement in coming months to assess next steps in achieve greater value. To reduce the possibility of the cap expiring before a 12-month period in either years 1 or 2, CAUL has selected a subset of “the most published to” titles to be eligible for publishing only.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|