|Agreement labeling||Nature Publish and Read Framework Agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2021 – 12/31/2024|
|Consortia / Institution||German academic consortium, administered by Max Planck Digital Library|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Approximate number of articles with German corresponding authors in Nature Research journals. The number of eligible articles under the agreement is dependent on the uptake and is expected to be around 200 in 2021.|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||The overall increases are in-line with the previous subscription expenditure, follow the German publishing output, and provide full reading access to all Nature-branded subscription titles|
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?
|65% of the total license fees are converted to support OA publishing the form of tokens (credits). The number of tokens are expected to cover the annual research output of the participating institutions.|
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 mandatory|
||Original research articles|
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||Yes|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||The Framework Agreement is the first transformative agreement for Nature Research Journals. It facilitates a smooth transition to OA for highly selective titles by using largely existing funds.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|