|Agreement labeling||IOP Read & Publish Licence Agreement|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2022 – 12/31/2024|
|Consortia / Institution||TIB Consortium|
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||The cost increase reflects the inclusion of unlimited Open Access publication of articles by corresponding authors. The list of eligible hybrid journals was expanded to include 56 hybrid journals (+ 14 from the previous agreement). In addition, publications in 15 fully OA journals are now covered by the agreement for the first time. On the institutional level the cost increase varies according to the historical publication output from 2019-2020.|
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?
|No mechanisms for risk sharing have been agreed due to the agreement covering an unlimited amount of articles|
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 mandatory|
||Original research articles
Special Issue paper
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||We expect that with the Read & Publish deal the majority of costs associated with the IOP portfolio are covered under the agreement (i.e. limiting author-facing APCs and APCs “in the wild” to a minimum). This will allow for a reliable assessment of publication output and associated costs for each participating institutions. It remains to be seen whether the expectations on article growth will hold true over the term of the agreement and will justify the year-on-year cost increase. IOP handles several tasks associated with the workflow (matching corresponding authors with institution, author support), alleviating the operative burden on library staff – we are hoping to collect feedback on these processes as well.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|