|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|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
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|
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?
|Flat fee; no refund / additional payment in case of lower / higher publishing output|
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||Goes from 74% down to 23% during the term. Average is 49%|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|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.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|