Royal Society of Chemistry
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2023 – 12/31/2025|
|Consortia / Institution||CzechELib|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Unlimited OA publishing|
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|
Transformative 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?
|Unlimited OA publishing, no refunds in case of under-publishing (compared to estimated output), but this is unlikely to happen on a larger scale|
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?||Yes|
|OA LICENSE||CC-BY mandatory|
||No article type listed in agreement, assuming any type to be covered|
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|Comments on access costs||PAR fee model, not easy to evaluate the share|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|Comments on workflows||So far: automatic workflow, no evidence about missed articles so far. Reporting via email.|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||This looks like a sustainable approach at this moment (from our perspective)|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|