|Agreement labeling||Read and Publish Agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2023 – 12/31/2025|
|Consortia / Institution||Lyrasis|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Unlimited OA publishing allowed for all participating institutions|
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||Minor subscription rate increases in order to facilitate uncapped publishing according to the new IOP model|
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?
|N/A. Unlimited OA publishing allowed for all participating institutions.|
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
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
||This deal felt like a natural fit for OA transition for the small and medium sized institutions within the existing group. No tracking was required on the part of the members, they simply had to agree to the pricing and terms and conditions and their authors would be eligible for OA publication.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|