|Agreement labeling||Springer Compact|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2020 – 12/31/2022|
|Consortia / Institution||Unit|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||A small increase in first year, then price increase in line with 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?
|A corridor is enabled allowing for 4,6% overpublishing before APC payment is activated, and if publishing below corridor we will be refunded.|
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 preferred, exceptions allowed|
||Original research articles
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|Comments||Read access app 33% of cost|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|Comments on workflows||The agreement started 1. Jan 2020, and so far implementation is OK – but, too early to assess.|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|The agreement transform 100% of Norway’s published articles to open access. However, for future agreements the costs should be 100% related to publishing.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|