Open access and transformative agreements: A study

Bansode, Sadanand Y; Pujar, Sunita


An attempt has been made to study the current stateof transformative agreements around the globe, particularly in India. The drawbacks of transformative agreements, and their implications on open access are discussed.It is found that transformative agreements are largely undertaken in parts of Europe and USA. Further, they get discontinued in between and do not divulge all theterms and conditions of the agreementsthus raising doubts of complete open access to journals and transparency. It concludes, such agreements may be able to raise only a smallpercentage of open access to published literature.


Open access; Open access journals; Open access publishing; Plan S; Coalition-S, Scholarly publishing; Transformative agreements

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