Royal Society of Chemistry
|Agreement labeling||RSC Read and Publish|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2021 – 12/31/2022|
|Consortia / Institution||Max Planck Digital Library|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||Former subscription spend cannot fully cover OA publishing costs, the price increase therefore reflects the stepwise alignment with our publishing output|
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 Publishing Fee allows unlimited OA publishing in all hybrid journals without charging further. In case of a massive decrease in publications, a fallback to a subscription only agreement can be negotiated for the following year.|
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 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|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|