World Scientific Publishing
|World Scientific Publish and Read 2024
|Has the agreement been disclosed and published?
|01/01/2024 – 12/31/2024
|Consortia / Institution
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
|Comments on cost development
|0% increase on 2023 fees
Transformative 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?
|Uncapped agreement (excludes some fully OA journal titles)
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?
|Fully OA titles are included selectively
|CC-BY variations allowed
|Original research articles
What is the approximate share of access related costs of the overall agreement?
|More than 50%
|Comments on access costs
Are all read relevant journals covered by the agreement?
|PERPETUAL ACCESS RIGHTS
|Partly (e.g. to core journals only)
|Too early to assess
|Comments on workflows
|The practical implementation of the agreement will be assessed by Jisc throughout its term
|OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS
|It is sustainable but is an early attempt to generate enough OA publishing to enable the financial sustainability of a more transitional version of the agreement in future years. Subscription payments for existing subscribers will need to be brought into the agreement in future years. The efficacy of the agreement will be reviewed by Jisc throughout its term.
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