|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|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Estimate based on 2018/2019 output|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|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.|
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?
|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.|
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 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.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|