|Publish and Read Agreement
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?
|09/01/2023 – 12/31/2028
|Consortia / Institution
|Projekt DEAL Consortium
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output
|Estimated output of German corresponding authors in hybrid and fully open access journals published by Elsevier, assuming a participation rate of 95% of all eligible institutions
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development
|The estimated total cost of the agreement is approximately 40% less than the total subscription costs of German academic institutions in the past
Transformative 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 fully converted to OA publishing fees (access related costs 5% or less)
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?
|There is no fixed/limited publishing entitlement in the agreement, and by moving entirely to a post-payment model, the risks of unexpected fluctuations in publishing output are shared equally between the parties
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?
|CC-BY preference, exceptions allowed
|Original research articles
Full Length Articles; Review Articles; Case Reports; Data in Brief; Microarticle; Original Software Publication; Protocol; Replication Study; Short Communication; Short Survey; Video Article
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|Comments on access costs
|The hybrid PAR fees for Core Hybrid journals also cover the reading access to the Cell Press and The Lancet portfolio
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS
|Too early to assess
|Comments on workflows
|The agreement includes a number of workflow-related measures designed to maximize the uptake of open access publishing by authors and the adoption of CC-BY licenses for open access articles published under the agreement
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|The agreement breaks with the history of subscription fees and moves to a more transparent economic model based on the open access publishing services provided by the publisher to German authors. At the same time, it has the potential to make around 20% of German research output openly accessible
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