|Agreement labeling||Springer Compact; Fully Open Access Publishing|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2022 – 12/31/2024|
|Consortia / Institution||Bibsam Consortium|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||About 1550 hybrid articles (Compact) and about 1650 gold OA articles (Fully OA Publishing)|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||Cost decrease compared to previous Springer Compact 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?
|Publication corridor +/-5%: if participating institutions publish more than 5% below the article base, the publisher will refund the consortium the difference between the minimum threshold and articles published (multiplied by the agreed APC rates). If the participating institutions publish more than 5% above the article base, participating institutions may choose to pay the standard list price APC for the respective journal.|
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?||Yes|
|OA LICENSE||CC-BY mandatory, but exceptions allowed for the specific journals (20+) that only offer CC-BY-NC|
||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|
|Comments on workflows||Since the publisher’s identification of eligible authors/articles works very well and OA publishing is mandatory for affiliated authors, the opt out-rate is in principle zero|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||The third Compact agreement now includes all Springer Nature hybrid journals and an article base better dimensioned to match the expected publication output. Compared to the previous Compact agreement and single subscriptions to journals that were not previously included, the new agreement means both cost savings and better control over expenditure for publishing. Together with the second fully OA publishing agreement (included in the same license), most Swedish research articles are now published open access with Springer Nature.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|