|Agreement labeling||Springer Compact|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2023 – 12/31/2025|
|Consortia / Institution||Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Referring to hybrid publications|
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|
|Comments on cost development||Annual price increase based on inflation|
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?
|Publishing corridor: No extra costs if institutions publish 3%/3.5%/4% (Year 1/2/3 of the agreement) more than the article base. No refund if less than the article base is published.|
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 preference, exceptions allowed|
||Original research articles
Brief Communication, Continuing Education
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|Comments on access costs||Read access accounts for about 16% of the total costs|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||As in the previous agreement, authors can publish open access in hybrid journals, with increasing article quota taking into account the growing number of publications|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|