|Agreement labeling||Microbiology Society Publish & Read Agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|URL||Will be made public in due course|
|Agreement period||01/01/2020 – 12/31/2021|
|Consortia / Institution||Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Average over last three years|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||Read spend equivalent to each member’s 2019 direct subscription spend with the Microbiology Society PLUS a Publish spend based on the midpoint APC and the average number of articles published by each member’s authors in 2016-18|
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?
|This is an opt-in, two-year pilot for Consortium members|
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 variations 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|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|This is CAUL’s first transformative agreement and is with a small society publisher. Impact remains to be seen.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|