The Publish-Read approach, in essence, is really just another taste of Read -Publish. The main difference is that Publish -Read (which becomes the potential confusion of the two, sometimes called the „compensation agreement“) places more emphasis on open access publishing – while Read – Publish attaches more importance to access to literature by a publishing house. The Publish-Read language is often used by open access supporters as the DEAL project in Germany. With regard to the main theme of the article, read -publish Agreements also the entry into force of the principle of national agreements for unlimited reading and (sometimes) unlimited publication, which, combined with the principle of lowering royalties for the World South, provides a model that could make considerable progress on global scientific inequalities. In essence, a contract is a transformative agreement when it attempts to transfer the contractual payment from a library or library group to a publishing house away from subscription-based reading and to open-access publishing. Although there are many flavors of transformative chords, the following attempts attempt to offer a description of their essential components. Thanks for this awesome article, Lisa! This article was very necessary for those who are struggling with the definitions of RAP and RAP agreements. I just wanted to clarify: this (on.ft.com/2W2jDsZ) article on FT says: „With 9 million euros, Unit Elsevier will pay about 3% more for access to magazines like The Lancet and Cell.“ While the link you later shared on Twitter (bit.ly/2W32gIJ) says, „About 400 magazines owned by academic associations, as well as the third-party titles Cell Press and Lancet, are not part of the agreement“ and that „There is no increase in costs, and no default publication fees“ [Google].“ Does this mean that the addition of Cell Press and Lancet is largely responsible for the overall 3% increase in costs? But Springer Nature`s European quartet highlights the problem: the reading and publishing strategy exacerbates global inequalities. Almost all businesses involve prosperous northern European countries or wealthy North American institutions such as the University of California system. The practical effect is to give scientists of the prosperous West selective copyright of OA, with all their citations and their visibility benefits. If you`re Dutch, your Springer Nature article will be OA by default; If you don`t, there`s a chance you`ll need $3,000 to $5,000 for this privilege. The advantage of the quotation and visibility of the OA is one of the most established knowledge in the scientific communication literature. In practice, if not intentionally, reading and publishing creators buy this advantage for their constituent scientists.
The scientific publication is already stratified along the North-South lines – making reading and publishing an insult to long-standing injuries. One of the main effects of Plan S (the objective of an open access transition in the field of scientific publishing) has been to accelerate interest in reading and publishing activities at the national level.