Register Transformative Agreements

The ESAC Registry collects, aggregates and illustrates essential information on the nature and the mechanisms of the growing body of transformative agreements in their current iterations and as they progress through the transition phase to open access, highlighting key terms and conditions of agreements to better inform institutions (libraries, consortia) and publishers in their negotiations and to improve business standards and market transparency.

Data collected includes details on:
• Contracting parties
• Agreement terms
• Transitional mechanism of fees
• Publishing rights negotiated
• Workflow assessment

You are kindly invited to share key parameters and personal assessments with the community through the following form. Every submission will be carefully reviewed in advance of its final release. You will help us to soon come up  with a current agreement overview that will enable libraries and consortia around the world to engage with others in order to align strategies and make informed decisions in the negotiations.

 

GENERAL


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Size
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Costs
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Financial Shift
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PUBLISHING RELATED TERMS


Risk Sharing
How do fixed open access publishing entitlements correlate to the anticipated article output? Which mechanisms for risk sharing have been agreed in cases of exeeding or not reaching this number? Please describe:
Coverage
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Open Access Licence
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Article types
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ACCESS RELATED TERMS


Access Costs
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Coverage
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Perpetual Access
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WORKFLOW ASSESSMENT


How would you assess the practical implementation of the agreement? Please also consider the questions formulated in our workflow assessment.

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OVERALL ASSESSMENT AND COMMENTS


What is the agreement's impact on the overall open access transition? Do you think it is sustainable with regards to costs and operations? Which elements and mechanisms would have to be adjusted in future agreements? Please share your overall assessment of this agreement with the community!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!


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