|Agreement labeling||License Agreement|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2022 – 12/31/2024|
|Consortia / Institution||HEAL-Link (Hellenic Academic Libraries Link)|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||505 is the average number of published articles under a Fully Open Access and a Hybrid journal publishing model across the Springer Nature portfolio between 2018 until 2021|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||Increase partially due to a larger journals collection (Nature journals) compared to 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?
|Capped agreement. The established APC Fund is based on a mutually agreed APC Rate (“Agreed APC Rate”) and the Article Base, which represents the expected article output of HEAL-Link’s members during a respective calendar year of the term, based on previous year’s output.|
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, CC-BY-NC|
||Original research articles
Brief Communication, Continuing Education
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|More than 50%|
|Comments on access costs||The reading and publishing fee are clearly defined each year (reading fee is much lower to publishing fee)|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|Comments on workflows||It is the first RAP agreement with Springer Nature|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||Too early to assess|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|