|Publisher||Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Agreement labeling||Read and Publish|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2019 – 12/31/2019|
|Consortia / Institution||Iowa State University|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/ article output||Based on publisher estimate|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||Year one price is approximately 10% higher than previous year’s subscription package. RSC agreement model may lead to reductions to the Read fee based on agreement adoption. costs may move towards being neutral over time.|
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?
|Fixed OA publishing entitlements match anticipated output. Articles above entitlement will be published on the subscription side or the library will need to pay additional publishing costs to make them OA.|
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|
||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||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|Comments on workflows
||We are undertaking joint development with Cambridge to accommodate UC’s multi-payer workflow beginning in 2020 as part of the agreement.|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|Agreement is sustainable. Read fee will possibly go down based on the number of articles RSC publishes on the OA side vs the subscription side.Overall, this is a good starter agreement with RSC. They were very easy to work with. Regular US sales reps understood the OA model and could answer questions about it.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|