Royal Society of Chemistry
|Agreement labeling||RSC Read & Publish|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2021 – 31/12/2023|
|Consortia / Institution||TIB Consortium|
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||The price development is very different for the individual participants. There are significant price increases for small institutions due to a high reading fee and also for institutions with a large article 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?
|The costs of the reading fee and the publishing fee are calculated independently of earlier subscriptions|
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?
|There is no fixed number of articles. The publication fee, which is based on the article output two years ago, covers all articles published by corresponding authors in the license 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 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|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||The calculation of the reading fee itself is transparent and takes global developments into account. Due to the increase in publication volume from year to year, the reading fee is not expected to decrease significantly. This results in an overall annual increase in costs.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|