However, critics criticize the way the agreement handles documents for which researchers do not pay open access fees. The agreement states that these documents are hosted freely readable on Elsevier`s servers 1 year after their publication. This is longer than the 6-month delay defined by a French law of 2016. The French government says the agreement does not violate the law that gives authors the right to make their papers freely available in an online archive after 6 months, but does not require publishers to do so. A rejection of the agreement (as the Dutch seem to dare) would not only save a lot of money. This would have forced universities to launch a radical change. Creating new editorial models (such as collaborative, autonomous and research journals), reforming past evaluation criteria, adopting a German law to partially eliminate publishing rights after a short period of exclusivity: all this much-needed evolution would have become inevitable. We have had a great opportunity to change a system that is disintegrating in every possible way. We just missed that.
Finally, the agreement includes the gradual filing (from 2020 to 2022) of articles published between 2002 and 2012, which will allow the application of Text & Data Mining. The growing number of transformative agreements is part of a broad trend where more and more publishers are ready to enter into this type of agreement. Roger Schonfeld, director of libraries, science communications and museums at Ithaka S+R, a consulting group in New York focused on higher education, says Roger Schonfeld, director of libraries, science communications and museums. “I think it`s been clear for several years. On January 15, 2019, the DEAL project signed a 3-year contract with Wiley allowing scientists from more than 700 German scientific institutes to access the content of Wiley journals until 1997 and to publish Open Access throughout the publisher`s portfolio of Hybrid and Gold Open Access journals (about 1,500 magazines). The cost of the agreement is based on the number of articles published, with the PAR fee per article set at €2,750 for publications in hybrid journals. . . .