Royal Society of Chemistry
|Agreement labeling||Royal Society of Chemistry Read and Publish 2022-2024|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2022 – 12/31/2024|
|Consortia / Institution||Jisc|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||This agreement consists of two parts: an unlimited Read and Publish (R&P) agreement and a capped Publish and Read (PAR) agreement.
Institutions are allocated to the R&P or PAR agreement based on previous spend and publication activity.
While the PAR element is capped the cap is set to cover over 100% of anticipated output, plus an additional buffer to allow for growth.
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Agreement costs within the range of the previous spending level|
|Comments on cost development||The average increase across the whole consortium in year 1 is 3.4% while in years 2 and 3 it is 3%|
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?
|Should the PAR article cap be exceeded a discounted APC rate is available|
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?
|More than 50%|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|Comments on workflows||The practical implementation of the agreement will be assessed by Jisc throughout its term|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||This agreement transitions a significant proportion of UK research publishing output towards open access, within the financial boundaries of previous subscription spend. The efficacy of the agreement will be reviewed by Jisc throughout its term.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|