Transformative agreements: Six myths, busted

« Transformative agreement (TA) is an umbrella term used to describe contracts between institutions and publishers intended to transform the current, primarily subscription-based, journal publishing model to a fully open access (OA) model. The idea originated in a 2015 white paper from the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL), which posited that the current level of investment ($10 billion worldwide) is sufficient to fund the transformation to OA within existing publishing structures: a system in which 60% of the market is controlled by five publishers who maintain excessive profit margins. (…) »

source >, FARLEY, Ashley et al. Transformative agreements: Six myths, busted: Lessons learned. College & Research Libraries News, [S.l.], v. 82, n. 7, p. 298, july 2021. ISSN 2150-6698. Available at: . Date accessed: 07 july 2021. doi: