It is important to note that the co-financing elements of this model should not be limited to subscription issuers, but are deliberately designed to be implemented with native open-access publishers. The model aims to create a level playing field for publishers of all kinds. The specific features of the UC model are: on November 2, 2015, the University of California (UC), the California State University System (CSU) and the California Department of General Services (DGS) signed, on behalf of the public authorities, a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the model model, conditions and conditions, including standardized content requirements for contract proposals and awards. Law 20 (AB20) of the National Assembly asked the DGS and the CSU to negotiate the agreement. It is therefore commonly referred to as «AB20.» Several flavours of these agreements have developed in recent years, with a corresponding evolution of terminology: are all these types of treaties really transformative? It is true that such agreements can be considered and implemented in a homostatic manner. However, libraries, consortia, promotion agencies and, in some cases, publishers who have insisted on these agreements, have generally done so in order to facilitate a low-cost transition of time-open subscriptions. While the transition timetable can be expressed in a variety of ways – from the ambitious goal of full transition by 2020, formulated in Plan S, to simple expressions of intent to be ignored at an indeterminate date in the future – institutions negotiating such agreements generally share the goal of putting subscriptions and open access fees within a single framework , with reasonable cost controls and, finally, a complete transition to open access. This is the perspective with which the UC approaches these agreements. Memo PRPAC-16-01 provides instructions and resources for the model agreement. Transformative agreements are negotiated contracts between institutions (libraries, national and regional consortia) and publishers, which transform the business model that underlies the newspaper`s scientific publication and move from a toll-based agreement (subscription) to an agreement in which publishers get a fair price for their open access publishing services. The Department of General Services (DGS) has engaged with the University of California and California State Universities on a number of standard contractual terms, in accordance with the educational code 67325, and. Mr. Seq.
California state law found that the development and negotiation of many of these contracts and grants would take up to a year ago and, in many cases, public taxpayers funded both sides of contract negotiations. The legislature stated that it would be less costly and more efficient for the state and the UC and CSU systems to establish standardized «boiler plate» rules that would apply to all contracts and subsidies between them, so that exemptions would only be possible in unusual situations. Because fee-based author payments are included in these unprofitable, cost-managed expenses, the actual payment of the library to this publishing house may decrease, freeing up library funds to offer similar support models for fully open publishers.