iop2019tib

Publisher

IOP Publishing

Agreement ID iop2019tib
Agreement labeling IOP-IRL
Has the agreement been disclosed and published? No
Agreement period 01/01/2019 – 31/12/2021
Consortia / Institution TIB National Consortium
Country Germany
SIZE

Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications

400
Comments on size/ article output About 60% of all articles by corresponding authors of participating institutions are published Open Access at no additional costs.
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.
FINANCIAL SHIFT

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
RISK SHARING

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.
OA COVERAGE

Are all journals relevant to your affiliated authors (in which you expect them to publish) eligible for oa publishing under the agreement?

Yes
Are fully open access journals covered by the agreement? No
OA LICENSE CC-BY mandatory
ARTICLE TYPES
Original research articles
ACCESS COSTS

What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?

20%-50%
Comments  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.
ACCESS COVERAGE

Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?

Yes
PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS Yes
WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT 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.
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