|Agreement labeling||Springer Compact|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||no|
|Agreement period||11/01/2015 – 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?
|Agreement costs within the range of the previous 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 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?
|– Packages with a fixed amount of articles have been purchased; numbers were based on average publication figures from previous years plus expected growth rates
– The agreed numbers have not been reached
– No risk sharing mechanisms have been agreed, meaning that there was no compensation for entitlements that weren’t used
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|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
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|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|