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How do publication token payments work for Agreements?
How do publication token payments work for Agreements?

This article aims to briefly explain how funding requests are fulfilled using the token system.

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Written by Anita Hopper
Updated over a week ago

For most hybrid transformative agreements, consortia and institutions pay a fee in return for a certain number of Publication Tokens to be used over the agreement period. In this sort of Agreement, every time a Request is approved for funding in Oable, one Publication Token will be deducted from the Deposit Account balance. A record of all drawdowns for a Deposit Account's balance can be seen in the <Transactions> screen, such as in the screenshot below

In addition, in Oable, you can always see the current balance of your Deposit Accounts as well as the amount of the balance that has been spent (in the "Amount Spent" column) and the amount currently reserved for planned transactions (in the "Amount Planned" column). This information can be seen in the screenshot below:

In order to keep the Deposit Account balance in sync with the publisher, the initial Deposit Account balance is first set at the client's kick-off meeting. After that, the Oable customer onboarding team will work with clients on a recurring basis to monitor the balances together and ensure they are accurate and up-to-date.

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