microbio2020caul

Publisher

Microbiology Society

Agreement ID microbio2020caul
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)
Country Australia
SIZE

Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications

40
Comments on size/article output Average over last three years
COSTS

How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?

Cost increase
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
FINANCIAL SHIFT

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
CAPS AND ALLOWANCES

 

This is an opt-in, two-year pilot for Consortium members
OA COVERAGE

Are all journals relevant to your affiliated authors (in which you expect them to publish) eligible for oa publishing under the agreement?

Yes
Are fully open access journals covered by the agreement? Yes
OA LICENSE CC-BY variations allowed
ARTICLE TYPES
Original research articles
ACCESS COSTS

What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?

More than 50%
ACCESS COVERAGE

Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?

Yes
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.
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