Since 2016 the German Rectors' Conference has been negotiating on behalf of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany with the major publishing houses Wiley, Springer and Elsevier on a transformation model for publishing in journals. The aim is to introduce a nation-wide "Publish and Read" model that includes an open access component (publish) in addition to the access to the publishers' entire e-journal portfolio (read).
Aims of the Project DEAL:
- articles of authors of German academic institutions will be published open access by default
- permanent access to full texts of the entire e-journal portfolio of the respective publisher
- reasonable costs according to a simple and future-oriented calculation model that is based on the publication volume of the respective institution
The following contracts have already been signed:
January 2019: with Wiley
January 2020: with Springer Nature