|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No
|Agreement period||01/01/2020 – 12/31/2020|
|Consortia / Institution||COSEC consortium|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Gratis vouchers for APCs should cover approx. 50% of publishing output|
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||Cost increase due to additional subscriptions|
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?
|Paying for subscription only; APC vouchers are gratis|
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?
|Due to gratis APC vouchers there is no risk for the consortium|
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?
|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
|The agreement is clear, spending stays on similar level as previously (cost increase due to additional subscriptions), and gratis APC vouchers, which will probably be spent by eligible authors, present no risk for the consortium.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|