microbio2021csic

Publisher

Microbiology Society

Agreement ID microbio2021csic
Agreement labeling Pilot Transitional Agreement (Publish&Read)
Has the agreement been disclosed and published? Will be made public in due course
Agreement period 01/01/2021 – 12/31/2023
Consortia / Institution CSIC Spanish National Research Council
Country Spain
SIZE

Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications

4
Comments on size/article output Estimate based on 2018/2019 output
COSTS

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

Cost increase
Comments on cost development Only 3 centers of our institution subscribe Microbiology Society journals in 2020. An additional 26% is added to this cost and all the authors of all the other centers of the organization will be able to publish an unlimited number of articles, since July 2020, although the agreement starts in 2021.
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.
RISK SHARING

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 published open access results are unlimited and are expected to increase. The rate is fixed for 3 years, but in the second it could be increased if there are many articles published by centers other than the initial 3 ones that have subscriptions.
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 agreement is the first we have signed with a small society publisher. Compared to others, the subscription base and publication level are also small currently. We will wait to see what happens during the pilot, and maybe we will have to make adjustments afterwards.
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