Report on offset agreements: evaluating current Jisc Collections deals. Year 1 – evaluating 2015 deals

« This report is a comparative study of the different offset agreements that Jisc Collections has negotiated to date on behalf of UK academic libraries. It relies on financial data provided by higher education institutions (HEIs) themselves about the amounts they have paid for subscriptions and APCs. The most recent full year for which financial data was available at the time of publication was 2015, so this report will focus on the five offsetting agreements in use for the duration of that year. These are from the publishers Wiley, Taylor & Francis, SAGE, the Institute of Physics, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. All five agreements are pilots and therefore subject to revision in subsequent years. (…) »