thie2019ger

Publisher

Thieme

Agreement ID thie2019ger
Agreement labeling Hormone and Metabolic Research

(Single journal agreement)

Has the agreement been disclosed and published? No
Agreement period 01/01/2019 – 12/31/2023
Consortia / Institution German national consortium, 15 participants
Country Germany
SIZE

Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications

8
COSTS

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
FINANCIAL SHIFT

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
RISK SHARING

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?

Flat fee; no refund / additional payment in case of lower / higher publishing output
OA COVERAGE

Are all journals relevant to your affiliated authors (in which you expect them to publish) eligible for oa publishing under the agreement?

Yes
Are fully open access journals covered by the agreement? No
OA LICENSE CC-BY preference, exceptions allowed
ARTICLE TYPES
Original research articles
Review articles
ACCESS COSTS

What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?

20%-50%
Comments Goes from 74% down to 23% during the term. Average is 49%
ACCESS COVERAGE

Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?

Yes
PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS Yes
WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT Too early to assess
OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS

 

This is only a model agreement with one journal, 15 participants, and estimated 8 articles per year. All participants pay the same price. Alas, it can serve as blueprint for agreements on a larger scale: Participants pay a discounted reading fee, discount goes from 44,5% to 84,5% during the term. In addition, they pay a discounted APC; discount goes from 80% to 40% during the term. On a larger scale, participants could pay for their own articles (and hence have different payments), while here the 15 participants pay each 8/15 of an article.
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