Open Access

Open Access (OA) is a publishing model that aims to ensure immediate, permanent, unrestricted
and free-of-charge access to scientific publications arising from publicly funded research to everyone without distinction via the Internet.

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Transformative Agreements

What are transformative agreements

The main strategy for implementing Open Access elements is to convert the classic subscription license agreement model to a transformative agreement model. The transformative agreement includes the transfer of part of the read fee to the publish fee. The Article Processing Charge (APC) is the amount an article author must pay in order for the results of their work to be published Open Access. The article is then immediately available on the publisher's website for all, without any need for a subscription.

Negotiation of Transformative Agreements

The Director of the National Library of Technology, Ing. Martin Svoboda, was appointed by the Research, Development and Innovation Committee as the main negotiator of transformative contracts for Electronic Information Resources (EIR). Their overview can be found in the section Overview of transformative agreements

Currently valid Transformative Agreements

For several EIR providers, CzechELib has negotiated (with Wiley, Springer Nature, ACS, RSC, Taylor and Francis, OUP, CUP, IOP, AIP, ACM, Sage) a discount or complete waiver of Open Access publishing fees for members of its consortium.