Our goal is for the majority of our author community around the world to be covered by institutional or funder level deals, an ambition that involves international partnerships with institutions, corporations and funders. We are making the commitment to engage with these partners and communities to evolve the open access landscape towards a model where the author does not pay article processing charges.
This means we are providing members of our community additional routes for compliance with any funder OA mandates, supporting them to share their research in an open way.
What is transformative status for journals?
A Transformative Journal is a hybrid journal that is actively committed to transitioning to a fully Open Access journal.
A Transformative Journal must:
- increase the share of Open Access content year on year.
- achieve an absolute growth in open access articles of 5% per year, or a relative growth of 15% year-on-year (whichever is more challenging for the journal)
- offset subscription income from payments for publishing services (to avoid double payments, known as ‘double dipping’)
- commit to flip to full Open Access as soon as possible, and in any event once 75% of the research content is published open access.