|Agreement labeling||License Agreement|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2023 – 12/31/2025|
|Consortia / Institution||KEMOE|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||2019-2022|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||7.75% cost increase per year|
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?
|Agreement does not distinguish between read and publish fees (one license fee); unlimited publishing in hybrid OA journals. For Gold OA articles a 10% discount in 2023, 15% discount in 2024 and 20% discount in 2025 is agreed.|
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 mechanisms for risk sharing have been agreed due to the agreement covering an unlimited amount of (hybrid) articles|
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 preference, exceptions allowed|
||Original research articles
Brief Communications, Short Reports, Case Reports and other types
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||In a small number of cases articles for which OA has been approved are first published closed and only made OA after some (sometimes significant) delay. This is exacerbated by the fact that in these cases misleading information is being provided to the authors.|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||The agreement (in place since 2019) has mostly worked well. The fact that the contract has been made R&P in 2023 and no longer entails invoicing is a big step forward.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|