In January 2020 the second Project DEAL contract was signed with Springer Nature. For authors of participating institutions (including GFZ, PIK, AWI, IASS), this contract includes publication in original Open Access journals without individual invoicing and the right to Open Access publishing in subscription journals.

https://www.projekt-deal.de/springer-nature-contract/

However, please note the different launch dates.

  • Start date for 1.900 hybrid journals ("Open Choice"): 1 January 2020
  • Start date for 600 fully open access journals: 1 August 2020

The date of the online publication is decisive ("Online Publication Date").

Elements of the agreement

  • Reading access for the entire e-journal portfolio including the back files until 1997
  • Eligibility for authors of participating insitutions for hybrid open access publishing since 1 January 2020 ("OpenChoice", possible for original papers, review papers, brief communications, editorial notes, book reviews, letters, reports)
  • 20% discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs) in genuine Open Access journals (excluding Nature Communications and Scientific Reports)

What do you have to do as a "corresponding author"?

  1. Please use your institutional e-mail address (GFZ, AWI, PIK or IASS) for communication with the publisher, especially when submitting the manuscript.
     
  2. When submitting the manuscript via "Editorial Manager" or when subsequently confirming your institutional affiliation (after your article has been accepted) in "MyPublication", please select your institution as affiliation (IMPORTANT: Please do not enter the affiliation as free text, but select it from the drop-down menu!):
    a. Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
    b. Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung eV
    c. Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies eV
    d. Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung
     
  3. Springer Nature identifies a DEAL authorization based on three components:
    1. Chosen affiliation (main criterion!)
    2. e-mail address (mail address used for submission)
    3. Location (IP range from which the article is submitted)

      The more criteria are met, the better the automatic recognition works. We therefore recommend that submissions be made from the institutional network and with the institutional e-mail address if possible.
       
  4. If the manuscript is accepted for publication in a Springer Nature subscription journal, please confirm the Open Choice option.
     
  5. Please add the Creative Commons Licence during the confirmation process. We recommend CC-BY if possible, as this is the most open license type and allows the greatest possible reuse without limiting your copyright.
     
  6. Details of the article will be send to the respective library for review and approval.
  1. Please use your institutional e-mail address (GFZ, AWI, PIK or IASS) for communication with the publisher, especially when submitting the manuscript.
     
  2. When submitting the manuscript via "Editorial Manager" or when subsequently confirming your institutional affiliation (after your article has been accepted) in "MyPublication", please select your institution as affiliation (IMPORTANT: Please do not enter the affiliation as free text, but select it from the drop-down menu!):
    a. Deutsches Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam
    b. Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung eV
    c. Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies eV
    d. Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung
     
  3. Springer Nature identifies a DEAL authorization based on three components:
    1. Chosen affiliation (main criterion!)
    2. E-mail address (mail address used for submission)
    3. Location (IP range from which the article is submitted)

      The more criteria are met, the better the automatic recognition works. We therefore recommend that submissions be made from the institutional network and with the institutional e-mail address if possible.
       
  4. As part of the DEAL agreement you receive a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges (APCs).
     
  5. Please add the Creative Commons Licence during the confirmation process. We recommend CC-BY if possible, as this is the most open license type and allows the greatest possible reuse without limiting your copyright.
     
  6. Details of the article will be send to the respective library for review and approval.

Invoicing and cost coverage

The library receives and pays collective invoices for Springer publication costs (both for APCs, and Publish-and-Read-Fees). There should be no individual invoices to authors by Springer.

If, nevertheless, you should receive an individual invoice for Article Processing Charges, please contact your respective library to clarify the matter.

Please be aware that there might be internal regulations on cost assumption in the different institutions. These are described below.

If there are any questions concerning DEAL and publication costs, please contact the staff at the Joint Library.

In consultation with the sections, the costs for genuine Open access publications (APCs) are transferred to the respective Account Assignment Elements of the section budgets or third-party funded projects.

Depending on the cost centre and availability, funds can be provided from the GFZ publication fund (half of the article fee up to a maximum of EUR 800 per article).

More information on the publication fund and its requirements are given on the GFZ intranet: http://intranet.gfz-potsdam.de/en/topics/publishing/publication-fees/

When submitting a manuscript that is likely to incur fees (Springer Open Access Journals, "usual" fees like page charges etc.) an order request must be prepared via the respective Research Domain (RD) secretariat. This is for the purpose of better financial management and should ensure sufficient funds are committed for any publication fees that might occur.

The cost centre of the respective Research Domain or third-party funded project must be specified.

After confirmation by the person responsible for the cost centre (RD head or project leader) the order request is to be forwarded to the PIK library where it is checked, assigned an internal transaction number and forwarded to the PIK administration.

Articles in genuine Open Access-journals of the publisher are covered by DEAL-Springer Nature and will be invoiced centrally via the PIK library.

If other publication fees (overlength, color illustrations, etc.) incur after an article has been accepted, these will be invoiced separately. Please use the following billing address in those cases:

Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung
- Bibliothek / Library -
Telegrafenberg A 31
D-14473 Potsdam

VAT: DE811547185

IMPORTANT: If the publisher should send an invoice to your hands, please forward this for further processing to the PIK library as soon as possible either by e-mail or internal mail.

Please note!

A publication cannot be added to DEAL Springer Nature retrospectively, i. e. after publication.