sn2020deal

Publisher

Springer Nature

Agreement ID sn2020deal
Agreement labeling Publish and Read Agreement
Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published? Yes

 

URL https://doi.org/10.17617/2.3174351
Agreement period 01/01/2020 – 12/31/2022
Consortia / Institution Projekt DEAL Consortium
Country Germany
SIZE

Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications

9500
Comments on size/article output Number refers to number of articles in (hybrid) subscription journals
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
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 fully 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?

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.

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? Yes
OA LICENSE CC-BY preference, exceptions allowed
ARTICLE TYPES
Original research articles
Review articles
Letters
Editorial Notes, Book Reviews, Letters, Reports
ACCESS COSTS

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

1%-5%
ACCESS COVERAGE

Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?

Yes
PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS Yes
WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT Too early to assess
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