|Elsevier Read and Publish Agreement 2023-2025
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?
|01/01/2023 – 12/31/2025
|Consortia / Institution
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output
|Average Freedom Collection publications (2019-2021) for members
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
|Based on prior reading spend with small annual increase
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 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?
|Capped agreement with no additional expenditure above typical price increases for read-only subscription agreement. Cap is 10% higher than anticipated publication output. The only risk is if the agreement publishes less than the cap allocation (missed opportunity).
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 variations allowed
CC-BY or CC-BY-NC-ND (author choice)
|Original research articles
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|Comments on access costs
|Value of article cap is 60% of the total fee
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS
|Partly (e.g. to core journals only)
|Too early to assess
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|The impact is massive as our largest agreement as it could potentially convert 17% of our research output to OA. Also includes a discount on fully OA APCs. It is more sustainable than the prior read only agreement but must be transitional. 100% APC discount on articles published in fully OA journals. In addition, our cost of reading must diminish and eventually fall away.
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