|Agreement labeling||Optica Publishing Group Read and Publish Transitional Agreement 2022-2024|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2022 – 12/31/2024|
|Consortia / Institution||Jisc|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Average article output for top 45 UK institutions 2018-2021|
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|
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?
|OA publishing is unlimited in the first year and to be assessed for subsequent years|
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||No|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|Comments on workflows||The practical implementation of the agreement will be assessed by Jisc throughout its term|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||The agreement allows unlimited read access to Optica titles. Open access publishing is unlimited in 2022 and will be assessed for 2023 and 2024. OA publishing covers research and review articles in selected Optica titles. The price is based on current spend and mean publishing output 2018-2021. There is a minimal increase in years 2 and 3.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|