|Agreement labeling||World Scientific Publish and Read Pilot 2023|
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?||Yes|
|Agreement period||01/01/2023 – 12/31/2023|
|Consortia / Institution||Jisc|
Approximate range of annual corresponding author publications
|Comments on size/article output||123 journal titles covered, uncapped publishing|
How do the costs of the agreement relate to previous subscription-only agreements with the publisher?
|Comments on cost development||Agreement is a publishing top-up intended to encourage increased OA publication with World Scientific with the intent of moving to pay-to-publish in the longer term|
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?
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?
|Uncapped publishing offered (hybrid-only not fully OA journals)|
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?
|More than 50%|
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS||No|
|WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT||Too early to assess|
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS||This is a pilot agreement intended to test the water and encourage OA publication. It can be improved upon in future as regards transitionality.|
|Request contact to the licensee||contact [at] esac-initiative [dot] org|