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Transformative Agreements Read and Publish

Jul 21, 2023 / by mamarina / In Allgemein / Leave a comment

Transformative agreements have been gaining popularity in recent years as a way for academic institutions and publishers to transition from traditional subscription-based models to a more open access approach. In particular, read and publish agreements are becoming increasingly common.

A read and publish agreement is a transformative agreement in which a scholarly publisher provides access to their content and allows for open access publishing in exchange for a fee from the subscribing institution. This fee typically covers both the subscription cost and the open access publishing fees for the institution`s researchers.

The goal of read and publish agreements is to increase access to research and promote open access publishing while also providing sustainable revenue for publishers. By combining subscription and open access publishing fees into a single payment, read and publish agreements simplify the payment process for both institutions and publishers.

Read and publish agreements are a win-win for both publishers and institutions. Publishers benefit from a steady stream of revenue and increased visibility for their publications, while institutions benefit from increased access to research and reduced costs for open access publishing.

However, it is important to note that not all read and publish agreements are created equal. Institutions should carefully review the terms of any agreement to ensure that their researchers have the flexibility to publish in the most appropriate and impactful outlets. Additionally, it is important to ensure that the agreement includes mechanisms for tracking open access publishing and monitoring compliance with any funder or institutional mandates.

As the push for open access continues to grow, transformative agreements like read and publish agreements will become increasingly important for both publishers and institutions. By working together to increase access to research and promote open access publishing, we can create a more equitable and sustainable scholarly publishing landscape.

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