The Royal Society
|Agreement labeling||The Royal Society Publishing Read and Publish Agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2021 – 12/31/2021|
|Consortia / Institution||Bibsam Consortium|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
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?
|The price per organisation is based on the previous reading fee (+2%) plus what the organisation previously paid on average over the last two years for its open access publishing and OA membership|
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?
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?||Yes|
|OA LICENSE||CC-BY mandatory|
||Original research articles
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|More than 50%|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||Pilot agreement. Price model needs more transformative elements.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|