|Agreement labeling||IOP Publishing Journals Open Access|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||12/15/2021 – 12/14/2024|
|Consortia / Institution||Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||Additional increase in year one; increases in years 2 and 3 within range of previous subscription increases|
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?
|Article output is uncapped|
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?||Fully OA titles are included selectively|
|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%|
|Comments on access costs||The agreement does not presently distinguish explicitly between access-related and publication-related costs|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|Comments on workflows||Automatisation of identification step for eligible articles with partner journals would be appreciated|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||This agreement should have a significant impact on CRKN’s transition to open access. It was developed on the basis of cost neutrality and has limited exclusions.
The pricing model for this agreement has moved away from historic pricing and member fees are determined according to CRKN’s banding system, which supports sustainability and accessibility for this and future agreements.
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|