sc2020crui

Publisher

Springer Nature

Agreement ID sc2020crui
Agreement labeling Springer Compact
Has the agreement been disclosed and published? To be published
Agreement period 01/01/2020 – 31/12/2024
Consortia / Institution CRUI-CARE
Country Italy
SIZE

Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications

3800
COSTS

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
Comments on cost development The increase fixed for 2024 is higher than in the previous years, but subject to renegotiation during 2023
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?

We expect to reach the annual fixed number of articles included in the Agreement; eventual additional articles can be purchased at a reduced rate
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
ACCESS COSTS

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

5%-20%
Comments on access costs Reading fee value is between 11% of the first year fee and 8% of the last year fee
ACCESS COVERAGE

Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?

Yes
PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS Yes
WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT Ok
OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS We consider this agreement sustainable with regards to costs and workflow
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