The Geological Society London
|Agreement labeling||Geological Society of London Read and Publish Agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2021 – 12/31/2021|
|Consortia / Institution||CAUL|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
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|
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?
|Costs are based on subscription plus average OA spend. This is a single year agreement and will be reviewed each year with a view to further converting read to publish 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?
|Uncapped publishing in the first year|
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|
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||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||Agreement as per CAUL’s Fast Track to Open Access Program|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|