|Publish and Read Agreement
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?
|01/01/2020 – 12/31/2023
|Consortia / Institution
|Projekt DEAL Consortium
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output
|Number refers to number of articles in (hybrid) subscription journals
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
Transformative 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 fully 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?
|The expected research article output of 9500 in 2020 is based on significant analysis of publishing trends of German corresponding authors and, multiplied by the PAR fee constitutes the reference value for the contract.
Potential deviations are defined beyond an upper and a lower threshold. These upper/lower thresholds are set at: +5%/0% in 2020, +10%/-5% in 2021, and +20%/-15% in 2022. Articles beyond the upper threshold will be published but not charged.
Pre-payment of reference values will gradually transition, in steps of 25% per year, to post-payments over the course of the agreement. For details, see pages 25-26 of the contract.
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?
|CC-BY preference, exceptions allowed
|Original research articles
Editorial Notes, Book Reviews, Letters, Reports
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS
|Too early to assess
|Request contact to the licensee
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