Royal Society of Chemistry
|Agreement labeling||RSC Read&Publish|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2023 – 12/31/2023|
|Consortia / Institution||Slovenian Consortium CTK|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||The agreement actually offers an unlimited number of open access publications in RSC journals and its partner society hybrid journals, therefore fully covers the expected annual number of publications|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||Cost increase in relation to previous subscription-only agreement, but estimated actually as cost-neutral in terms of “total cost of publication” in previous years|
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?
|For fully gold journals a 15% APC discount has been agreed, therefore publication in gold journals will result in additional APC costs on top of the contract value|
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 preference, exceptions allowed|
||Original research articles
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|Comments on workflows||Only administrators from individual consortium members can access the approval platform, there is no consortium level access, monitoring of article production is therefore more difficult, as is the assistance to authors and administrators|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||The costs of this agreement are estimated as acceptable to all consortium members as the license covers an unlimited number of vouchers for OA publications by corresponding authors from the consortium|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|