The first Swedish Read & Publish agreement: An evaluation of the Springer Compact pilot

Authors

  • Lisa Olsson National library of Sweden
  • Helena Francke University of Borås
  • Camilla Hertil Lindelöw National library of Sweden
  • Niklas Willén Uppsala University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18352/lq.10309

Keywords:

open access, springer compact, evaluation, big deals, read and publish

Abstract

In this paper we summarise the lessons learned from the first Swedish Read & Publish agreement: Springer Compact with Springer Nature (2016-07-01 – 2018-12-31). We set out to put the Swedish agreement in an international context and to examine the effects of the agreement regarding economy, publication outcome, administration and researchers’ attitudes and practices in Sweden. Publication data, economic data, as well as survey data from administrative staff and corresponding authors were collected and analysed. Based on the analyses, the advantages and disadvantages of Read & Publish agreements are discussed. The advantages include increase in OA publishing, improved OA workflows and ease for researchers. The disadvantages include the risk of conserving the current system and its associated high costs.

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Published

2020-07-03

How to Cite

Olsson, L., Francke, H., Lindelöw, C. H., & Willén, N. (2020). The first Swedish Read & Publish agreement: An evaluation of the Springer Compact pilot. LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of the Association of European Research Libraries, 30(1), 1–33. https://doi.org/10.18352/lq.10309

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Received 2019-10-10
Published 2020-07-03