|Agreement labeling||Nature Branded|
|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?
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?
|Anticipated article coverage 50% in first year, 55% in second year and 60% in last year of the agreement. Possibility of a “Top Up APC Fund” upon agreement if institutions publish 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|
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|Comments on access costs||Read access accounts for about 30% of the total costs|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||Authors can publish open access in all hybrid Nature Research journals, although only a limited number of articles is available|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|