|Agreement labeling||Springer Transformative Agreement|
|Has the agreement been fully disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2023 – 12/31/2025|
|Consortia / Institution||Slovenian Consortium CTK|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||The number of eligible publications is increasing every year; it is expected that in 2024 about 95% of the estimated output (eligible article types) could be covered|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||Two reasons:
– the rates for reading access of previouosly agreeed read only licence were lower than the “normal” rates, and
– the inclusion of publishing rights has added to the overall cost.
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?
|If the Article Entitlement is exceeded in any year, then the author-pays route with an APC payment will apply. The agreement does not include refunds for unused articles and does not allow for a roll over to the following year.|
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 variations allowed
||Original research articles
Brief Communication, Continuing Education
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|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|Comments on workflows||After a few workshops and a number of articles already being accepted/approved our first impressions are very good!|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||We consider this agreement sustainable with regards to overall costs and reduced workflow for the authors|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|