On the publisher`s page, there may be a difference between the fact that a particular contract is a reading or publication or publication and reading contract as long as the resulting total is acceptable and does not upset long-term financial profitability, even if revenues decline. Some have questioned the insequitables for such agreements, indicating that they could not be sustainable in the long term. In addition, some publishers have found that, at present, these contracts are not generally desired and that some libraries/institutions are not able to finance publication fees. The following is a basic basis on transformer agreements and their properties and components. Transformative agreements – if they were truly transformative – would be an effective tool to support the transition to OA. But for that, there are important transformative elements that need to be present. For an agreement to be considered “transformative,” it must include binding conditions or mechanisms that guarantee (1) the full transition to 100% DO within a limited and defined time frame and (2) ensure that the process cannot be easily cancelled or cancelled at the end of the contract term. The agreement should include all of the publisher`s titles and include OA for old content. Thanks for this awesome article, Lisa! This article was very necessary for those who are struggling with the definitions of RAP and RAP agreements. I just wanted to clarify: this (on.ft.com/2W2jDsZ) article on FT says: “With 9 million euros, Unit Elsevier will pay about 3% more for access to magazines like The Lancet and Cell.” While the link you later shared on Twitter (bit.ly/2W32gIJ) says, “About 400 magazines owned by academic associations, as well as the third-party titles Cell Press and Lancet, are not part of the agreement” and that “There is no increase in costs, and no default publication fees” [Google].” Does this mean that the addition of Cell Press and Lancet is largely responsible for the overall 3% increase in costs? The three most common types of agreements that are signed today between publishers and institutions are membership, filing and reading and publication. The agreements are the third way (“subscription transition”) to Plan S, the plan of a coalition of research proponents to ensure that publicly funded research is published in open access. As the name suggests, it is necessary for hybrid magazines (which publish both articles behind Paywalls and Open Access in the agreements) to switch to fully open magazines by 2024. As the OA2020 vision indicates, the agreements are ultimately used to “replace the subscription model with new models that ensure that expenses are open and reusable.” The aim is to obtain a 100% open access publication for all authors of British higher education who choose to publish in magazines (until 2024) in the agreements.
They aim to provide readers and authors with universal open access, while limiting the increase in costs associated with for-profit magazines. In the context of the current scientific edition and in line with the objectives of the Open Access 2020 Initiative, this is an important strategy that preserves the academic freedom of authors while accelerating the transition to open access.