14. We recommend that Plan S consider the transformative green DFO mechanism to be one of the open access areas as long as the embargo period on compliant OA green deposits should be reduced to zero in a short period of time. We register all agreements that meet our requirements in the ESAC register and publish contracts here in accordance with the transparency requirements of the OA2020. You will find summary descriptions of all our agreements and ongoing negotiations in the license manager. The UK is a first in OA and has invested heavily in supporting the transition to OA. We expect publishers to recognize the investments of early bearers and to encourage a rapid global transition through agreements that do not take all risks or penalize the first beneficiaries and do not prevent other institutions, consortia or countries from adopting transitional agreements. Academic publishing is a joint venture of publishers, research promoters, academic staff and institutions. A global transition to ADs requires donors, publishers and institutions to work together to implement agreements that give researchers and institutions the greatest possible benefit from the minimum burden on public finances. The cost of the agreements must reflect the financial situation of UK universities and recognise the significant contribution of the sector through peer review and writing services. The Microbiology Society and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) participated in pilot projects that enabled Information Power to help corporate publishers and library consortia pass on transformative agreements. Jill Benn, President of CAUL, said: “This agreement is an important step towards open access to research in the region, complete and immediate. This is CAUL`s first transformation/transition agreement with a publishing house, and we are pleased that it is a non-profit organization dedicated to open science. This agreement will allow Australian and New Zealand researchers easy and unrestricted access to publication in the Microbiology Society`s trade journals.
We look forward to similar agreements with other scholarly and professional companies, as well as with commercial publishers. In many cases, a transformation agreement with a publishing house means that an author`s open access fee or the article processing fee (APCs) is covered by the deal, meaning that authors do not have to pay out of pocket to publish Gold Open Access. This page contains information about the transformation agreements in which QMU participates. An agreement will have to be reached for the publishing house to conduct open and transparent discussions with the sector and Jisc on the transition of their portfolio, business models and underlying financial accounting.