|Agreement labeling||Microbiology Society Institutional publish and read 2 year pilot agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2021 – 31/12/2022|
|Consortia / Institution||Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Estimate based on 2017-19 output. Incl. articles by authors from St. Olavs Hospital – Trondheim University Hospital.|
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||No price increase in 1st year, 2% 2nd year|
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?
|“All inclusive” agreement|
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?
|Unlimited Open Access publishing within the agreement. Low price increase from year 1 to year 2.|
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 mandatory|
||Not specified further than “articles”|
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|More than 50%|
|Comments on access costs||Publishing costs vs access costs are not explicitly defined in the agreement|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|Comments on workflows||Based on (manual?) recognition of authors by e-mail address. Author journey does not seem intuitive. No reporting tool.|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||The publication output from NTNU is low in this agreement, However, it is important to NTNU to secure publishing with smaller publishers and to keep a diversity in publication channels.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|