|Agreement labeling||Microbiology Society UKHSA 2023|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2023 – 12/31/2023|
|Consortia / Institution||UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||Previously departments paid individually to publish open access, and because the agreement allows for unlimited publishing it actually overall represents a cost decrease in comparison to having an individual subscription and paying individually for publishing|
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?
|Unlimited open access publishing is allowed|
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|
||All article types are eligible|
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|More than 50%|
|Comments on access costs||This will decrease as more titles flip to open access|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||This agreement is beneficial to UKHSA because it allows for any article type to be published through the agreement in any of the Microbiology Society’s journals, and it makes publishing open access easier and more frictionless|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|