Optica Publishing Group
|Agreement labeling||Optica Publishing Group Consortium Read & Publish License Agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2023 – 12/31/2024|
|Consortia / Institution||TIB Consortium|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Estimated article output based on 4-year-average (2018-2021)|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||If costs for article output in fully OA journals is included, the agreement costs are 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?
|No mechanisms for risk sharing have been agreed due to the agreement covering an unlimited amount of articles|
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
Memorandum, Opinion, Discussion, Negative Results, Reproducibility Study, Mini-Review, Tutorial, or Engineering & Laboratory Note
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||Partly (e.g. to core journals only)|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||We expect that with this unlimited Read & Publish deal, all costs associated with the publication of OA articles under a CC-BY license are covered for authors of participating institutions (i.e. limiting “APCs in the wild” to a minimum). This will allow for a reliable assessment of publication output and costs for each participating institution, also in relation to subscription spend. There is a minimal increase in both the read and the publish fee for 2024 (not dependent on publication output in 2023).|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|