So what exactly are these professional services? On this issue, the text of the treaty is vague and the agreements are in turn formulated in a suggestive and unspeciesed way. On the one hand, the wording of the agreement refers to “examples of professional services,” followed by a number of possible “pilots” that “could be carried out”. Elsevier managed to reach consensus in Hungary, Norway and Sweden, but such talks stalled in Germany and California. Deal and UC insist that licensing agreements combine access to paywalled articles and open-access publishing in all Elsevier magazines into a single royalty. Please note that company or third-party journals may have different publication agreements. Please read the authors` guide for journal-specific copyright information. As the deadline lasted only a few weeks, an agreement was presented in May. It should be noted that this occurred even before the task force was able to present its guidelines. It is not clear why both sides wanted to conclude the negotiations, but it is clear that it has been proven that the treaty has suffered from clarity. The two parties are united in marriage, but the marital agreements are long and vague.
A “I do it” reluctantly, at best. It is not clear why the agreement, which was in preparation for most of the last two years, had to be concluded in such a rush. However, it is clear that both parties make an exceptionally long commitment to other publishing activities: five years. This could result from the fact that negotiations with large platform and publisher companies will take a lot of time and energy in the first place. Some negotiators deplore the fact that negotiations with this leader divert attention from the countless other agreements with often smaller publishers, which are also important. Unlike other consortia that have agreements with Elsevier, UC and DEAL intend to publish 100% open access in all Elsevier magazines, including those of Cell Press and the Lancet. But when it comes to these titles, “Elsevier was reluctant,” says MacKie-Mason. “These are their flagship magazines and they are also their most expensive to produce.
. they therefore treat them differently in negotiations. However, due to the “unique” nature of the contract, it is not possible to make a true comparison with other agreements. Not only because several Elsevier tools and platforms are also included in the contract, but mainly because of “professional services” agreements. Finally, the market value of the “open science” component is unknown. The growing number of transformation agreements is part of a general trend in which more and more publishers are ready to enter into such agreements. “All major publishers are interested in licensing agreements that contain open access components,” says Roger Schonfeld, director of libraries, science communication and museums for Ithaka S-R, a New York consulting group focused on higher education. “I think it`s been clear for a few years. Elsevier has specific publication agreements with some governmental and intergovernmental organizations for their staff authors.