|Agreement labeling||RSC Read and Publish|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||no|
|Agreement period||01/01/2017 – 12/31/2018|
|Consortia / Institution||Max Planck Digital Library|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments||Cost increase recognizing the fact that our article output would not have been covered by the former subscription spending level|
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 fully converted to oa publishing fees (access related costs 5% or less)|
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?
|The number of oa publishing entitlements matched the number of expected publications and was above the number of articles that were in fact relevant for calculating the publishing fee. If the number of entitlements would have been reached, additional publishing fees would have been charged for each additional article. In the case of not reaching the agreed number of publications at all, a fall back subscription only fee was contracted.|
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?
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|Comments on workflows
||Overall assessment is ok, however a lot of manual work seems to be involved at RSC. For a more detailed workflow assessment see https://esac-initiative.org/about/oa-workflows/workflow-assessment/|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|The agreement provided a good framework for a stepwise cost alignment with our actual publishing numbers. In addition, reading related cost components were insignificant which is the right approach for transformative agreements.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|