The Royal Society
|Agreement labeling||Lyrasis – The Royal Society Transformative Agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||No|
|Agreement period||01/01/2023 – 12/31/2023|
|Consortia / Institution||Lyrasis|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||Unlimited OA publishing allowed for all participating institutions|
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?
|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?
|The publishing fees are fixed for the duration of the agreement. There are no added fees for the number of articles published over the historical average during the paid for years. Unlimited OA publication output is included.|
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|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
||This cost-effective agreement covers unlimited OA publishing and read access to the publisher’s full journal package as a gradual transition to moving towards full OA. Their dedication to cost savings made a switch to a transformative agreement an easy decision for member libraries. The publisher seems to have a smooth workflow in place for corresponding authors that are covered by the agreement.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|