|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|
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|
|Comments on cost development||The increase fixed for 2024 is higher than in the previous years, but subject to renegotiation during 2023|
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?
|We expect to reach the annual fixed number of articles included in the Agreement; eventual additional articles can be purchased at a reduced rate|
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
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|Comments on access costs||Reading fee value is between 11% of the first year fee and 8% of the last year fee|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||We consider this agreement sustainable with regards to costs and workflow|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|