sc2019bibsam

Publisher

Springer Nature

Agreement ID sc2019bibsam
Agreement labeling Springer Compact
Has the agreement been disclosed and published? Yes
URL https://www.kb.se/download/18.d0e4d5b16cd18f600e590/
1568121108829/Bibsam-SN_Compact_2019-2%20021_tobepublished.pdf
Agreement period 01/01/2019 – 12/31/2021
Consortia / Institution Bibsam consortium
Country Sweden
SIZE

Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications

2600
Comment  Ca. 1600 hybrid articles (covered by this agreements) and ca. 1000 gold OA articles (covered by another Bibsam agreement)
COSTS

How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?

Cost decrease
Comment  Cost decrease compared to previous Springer Compact agreement. The estimated article output (and hence the price) was too high in the previous agreement.
FINANCIAL SHIFT

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
RISK SHARING

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.
OA COVERAGE

Are all journals relevant to your affiliated authors (in which you expect them to publish) eligible for oa publishing under the agreement?

Yes
Are fully open access journals covered by the agreement? No
OA LICENSE CC-BY preference, exceptions allowed
ARTICLE TYPES
Original research articles
Review 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).
ACCESS COSTS

What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement costs of the agreement?

5%-20%
ACCESS COVERAGE

Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?

12%
PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS Yes
WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT Ok
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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