RSC – Royal Society of Chemistry
|Agreement labeling||RSC Read and Publish|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2019 – 12/31/2021|
|Consortia / Institution||HEAL-Link, Hellenic Academic Libraries Link|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
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||First consortium agreement with the RSC|
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?
|No comparison with previous years.|
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?
|If the number of entitlements will be reached, a certain corridor has been defined in the contract in which a certain number of additional articles will be published with no extra cost. Publication beyond that corridor will have to be bared entirely by the author (not HEAl-Link). In case of not reaching or partially reaching the agreed number of publications, these remaining publications aren’t transferred to the next year 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?||No|
|OA LICENSE||CC-BY variations allowed|
||All article types|
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|Comments||Reading and perpetual access rights pricing, amounts to 25% of the overall agreement costs.|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|Too early for a general assessment and comment.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|