|Agreement labeling||Publish and read agreement|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2019 – 12/31/2021|
|Consortia / Institution||Unit – The Directorate for ICT and shared services in Higher Education and Research|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/ article output||The number of included OA articles increase each year from about 64% of the total to around 100% in year 3|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||Cost increase compared to the subscription only agreement is 11,8% in 2019 and then 3% each of the following years – total 18% over the contract period.|
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?
|No risk sharing. Articles published over the ‘quota’ will be charged a discounted APC (20% off list price), while any unspent funds will be added to the subscription fee that year.|
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 LICENCE||CC-BY preference, exceptions allowed|
||Original research articles|
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|More than 50%|
|Comments||The cost related to access is gradually reduced during the contract period, and ends up amounting to 50% in year 3.|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||Yes|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
||We are in the implementation process now (May 2019).|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|It is an agreement moving in the right direction, and therefore an important step for us in Norway. However, it does not contain any clear specification of when journals will be flipped. It does also still maintain access costs at 50% of the total value at the end of the contract, and this is not sustainable for the future where this share needs to be reduced to zero.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|