The First Swedish Read & Publish Agreement: An Evaluation of the Springer Compact Pilot | Lisa Olsson et al. | Liber Quarterly, Volume 30, 2020, 1-33,

This paper summarizes the insights derived from the analysis of the first Swedish Read & Publish agreement with Springer Nature: Springer Compact for the 2016- 2018 period.

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Whereas national read and publish agreements can be expected to facilitate organizational transitioning to Open Access, improve publishing workflows and centralize expenditures, as the Swedish example shows, they may also lead to lesser cost reductions for academic institutions than expected, while reinforcing the market positioning of the incumbent players, such as the oligopolistic structure of the publishing market with a small number of large-scale publishing houses accounting for the majority of book and article output.