|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?
|01/01/2019 – 31/12/2021
|Consortia / Institution
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/ article output
|About 60% of all articles by corresponding authors of participating institutions are published Open Access at no additional costs.
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
|Our goal was to achieve a cost-neutral transition to an OA proportion as high as possible.
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?
|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?
|There is a cap based on the number of articles published in the last three years. If the cap is reached every participating institution can decide to publish OA for a title specific APC.
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?
|Original research articles
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|This is an Offsetting agreement. That means subscription costs are offset against publication costs. That’s why it is difficult to estimate the proportion of access related costs unambiguously.
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS
|Too early to assess
|Comments on workflows
|Practical implementation is ok for the first license period. Improvements shall be made in the nearer future with a more automated author identification and the monitoring of articles.
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|It is an offsetting agreement and the transformative effect is therefore limited. However, it is a cost-neutral first step towards Open Access that makes it easy for many institutions to participate. Our goal is to increase OA’s share of future agreements and improve workflow efficiency.
|Request contact to the licensee
|contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org