rsc2021tib

Publisher

Royal Society of Chemistry

Agreement ID rsc2021tib
Agreement labeling RSC Read & Publish
Has the agreement been disclosed and published? No
Agreement period 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2023
Consortia / Institution TIB National Consortium
Country Germany
SIZE

Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications

335
COSTS

How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?

Cost increase
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.
FINANCIAL SHIFT

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
RISK SHARING

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.
OA COVERAGE

Are all journals relevant to your affiliated authors (in which you expect them to publish) eligible for oa publishing under the agreement?

Yes
Are fully open access journals covered by the agreement? No
OA LICENSE CC-BY variations allowed
ARTICLE TYPES
Original research articles
ACCESS COSTS

What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?

More than 50%
ACCESS COVERAGE

Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?

Yes
PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS Yes
WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT Ok
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.
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