Royal College of General Practitioners
|Agreement labeling||RCGP Read & Publish Agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2021 – 12/31/2022|
|Consortia / Institution||Jisc|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||2019 estimate|
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?
|Open access for research articles is unlimited and expected to increase. The fee is fixed for 2 years regardless of output.|
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?
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
||The agreement allows unlimited access to and open access publishing of research in both hybrid and open access titles. It will therefore allow for 100% transition to open access for UK research output where institutions participate.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|