John Benjamins Publishing
|Agreement labeling||John Benjamins Read & Publish Open Access agreement|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2023 – 12/31/2023|
|Consortia / Institution||Leipzig University|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
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||Arrangement is based on a yearly Read & Publish fee.
The publish fee is calculated based on [the average number of articles published by corresponding authors in the past 3 years by the institution] x [APC] x [the overall share of OA articles published in all JB journals].
The read fee is calculated on [the spend on journal subscriptions by the institution] x [100% minus the overall share of OA articles published in all JB journals].
Total fee for the year would be the sum of the publish fee and the read fee.
Transformative 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?
|The agreement allows unlimited publishing in all John Benjamins titles.
Effective risk mitigation for libraries and publisher as overall fees evolve gradually from subscription expenditures to publishing fees according to the closed-access/open-access ratio of the publishers’ whole journal portfolio.
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?||No|
|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%|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||Sustainable transformative model that facilitates a smooth transition from content access to OA funding by avoiding disruptive workflows and cost adjustments|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|