|Agreement labeling||Springer Compact|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2019 – 12/31/2021|
|Consortia / Institution||Bibsam consortium|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comment||Ca. 1600 hybrid articles (covered by this agreements) and ca. 1000 gold OA articles (covered by another Bibsam agreement)|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comment||Cost decrease compared to previous Springer Compact agreement. The estimated article output (and hence the price) was too high in the previous agreement.|
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?
|Publishing corridor: if the participating organisations publish 5% less than predicted, the publisher will refund the consortium an agreed amount. If the participating organisations publish 5% more than predicted, organisations will pay list price per article.|
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
BriefCommunication – Short article submitted for rapid publication that exhibits the same structure as a standard article. ContinuingEducation – Article forming integral part of further education (usually medical).
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement costs of the agreement?
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|The agreement achieves 1) a vast increase in OA publications, 2) control over expenditure for publishing, 3) paying for publishing, rather than reading, and 4) a great ease of the administrative burden on researchers.
The projected article output for the new agreement term has been adjusted because the article output was overestimated in the first Springer Compact agreement. The publisher has agreed to include a “courtesy credit” in the new agreement which only partially compensate (21%) the over payment.
The agreement text negotiation was very time consuming (over one year).
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