|Agreement labeling||Springer Nature Read and Publish Agreement 2023-2025|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2023 – 12/31/2025|
|Consortia / Institution||Jisc|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Unlimited open access publishing is included for Springer journals but a cap is applied for Nature Research journals. The cap is 401 articles in year one but this is subject to change as more members join or add additional titles. The figure above does not include publications in fully open access journals.|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
Transformative 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?
|Should the cap in Nature Research journals be exceeded, manuscripts can be shared immediately on publication via CC-BY license|
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?
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Partly (e.g. to core journals only)|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|Comments on workflows||The practical implementation of the agreement will be assessed by Jisc throughout its term|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
||The agreement results in real term cost savings for institutions and provides open access publishing in Nature Research titles for the first time. However, UK institutions expressed reservations about the agreement overall, particularly around the lack of transparency on costs in Nature Research journals.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|