Open Access Agreements: Factors to Consider - SPARC
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"This document is intended to provide an overview of questions to ask and factors to consider when evaluating potential investments in open access (OA).
- When evaluating an offer from a publisher that incorporates an open access component with a subscription offer. This might include offers for read-and-publish/publish-and-read agreements or tiered membership models.
- When evaluating an OA membership model that provides your institution’s authors with a discount on [or removal of] article processing charges (APCs).
There are many other models for open access transformations. Many of the same principles described in this document would apply to evaluating those offers.
You can refer to OA analysis data sources for information on tools available for gathering this data.
In evaluating any OA offer, one must remember that collections decisions are based on many factors. Each subscription must be considered within the institution’s entire collections portfolio. This document addresses questions specific to agreements that include some sort of OA component...."