|Agreement labeling||Microbiology Society Institutional Publish and Read License|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2022 – 12/31/2024|
|Consortia / Institution||Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries / Ontario Council of University Libraries / Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire / Council of Atlantic Academic Libraries|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Total for the four consortia|
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 previous consortia agreement|
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?
|Uncapped OA publishing fees. No change in pricing for the term of the agreement.|
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|
||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|
|Comments on workflows||This is the first publish and read agreement that the four regional academic consortia in Canada have developed. This 3 year term will be used to assess interest and determine best practices for future agreements. Plan S compliant.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|