Project DEAL

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