Taylor & Francis
|Agreement labeling||Taylor & Francis Read & Publish Agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2018 – 12/31/2021|
|Consortia / Institution||Bibsam Consortium|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Please note that fully OA journals are not covered by the deal|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||When we moved to this new model, several other changes were made that all led to increased costs|
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 fully converted to OA publishing fees (access related costs 5% or less)|
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?
|It has always been clear that we will exceed the number of articles paid via the agreement. In the event of the publication cap being reached, there is no obligation to fund additional articles. Each organisation may choose whether they will continue to fund additional articles over and above the cap number or not. In case of continued funding, each organisation will only cover articles by their affiliated corresponding authors. A 10% discount will be applied to the APC.|
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||0% considering that all fees are converted to APCs|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||No|
|Comments on workflows
||This would seem to be one of the better implementations that exist for the time being. Some aspects may be seen as “deficient” and there are issues with the T&F dashboard, etc. Clearly this is a work in progress, but we have to work with the publisher to improve the process.|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|It is a sustainable model and leads to a substantial increase in the number of articles that become available via Open Access. A cause for concern is the lack of PTA, and it is clear that the publisher sees this as an additional (major) source of future income.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|