Royal Society of Chemistry
|Agreement labeling||Read and Publish|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2019 – 12/31/2021|
|Consortia / Institution||KAUST|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Number of articles with KAUST corresponding authors in 2020 (source: Scopus)|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
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?
|The fees for the second and third year of the agreement shall get adjusted based on the publishing output and the number of accepted articles from corresponding authors in 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?||No|
|OA LICENSE||CC-BY variations allowed|
||Original research articles
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|Comments on access costs||Reading fee is around 40%, calculated on annual basis|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|Comments on workflows||Positive: the publisher is very responsive and willing to cooperate; Negative: no dashboard yet and real time reporting.|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
||We would like to have the total publishing portfolio with an unlimited number of APCs available and one fee covering both publishing and reading (not two separate fees, like in our existing license agreement)|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|