Royal Society of Chemistry
|Agreement labeling||RSC – IReL 2022-2024|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2022 – 12/31/2024|
|Consortia / Institution||IReL|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
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?
|No risk sharing. Fixed allocation of OA articles per year of the agreement.|
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
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|
|Comments on workflows||Does not presently allow us to verify eligible authors upon article acceptance|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||While we desired a deal with unlimited OA publishing, this proved to be not feasible. The deal we reached is an affordable compromise giving us a limited OA allocation, while not requiring all members to subscribe to the full RSC journal collection.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|