On August 22, 2019, the DEAL project signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Springer Nature, which was followed by a 3-year contract starting January 1, 2020.  This second agreement negotiated by Projekt DEAL is considered the largest transformative open access agreement in the world at the time of its signature. With more than 13,000 scientific articles published each year by authors from German institutions in the journals Springer Nature, the publishing house disseminates a significant part of Germany`s research performance.  The agreement allows for the open access publication of articles in approximately 2,500 Springer Nature journals and provides participating institutions with full access to the publisher`s portfolio of journals. HOBOKEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWA and JWB), a global leader in research and education, today announced a national partnership agreement with Projekt DEAL, a representative of nearly 700 academic institutions in Germany. For an annual fee, this transformative three-year agreement allows all DEAL project institutions to read Wiley`s academic journals until 1997, and researchers from DEAL project institutions can publish open access articles in Wiley`s journals. The partnership will better help institutions and researchers advance open science, advance discoveries, and develop and disseminate knowledge. […] Virtually all institutions whose agreements are registered in ESAC`s Register of Transformative Agreements have – some more than a decade ago – entered into central agreements with open access publishers that fully subsidize their authors through a variety of open access business models to publish in their journal portfolios (…). These core agreements reflect institutional and library guidelines that prioritize openness and, in the event of a financial burden, protect funds that support open access through closed spaces.  Proponents of transformative agreements, such as those signed by Projekt DEAL, disagree with this view, pointing out that many national consortia have concluded central agreements with open access publishers: Held on August 15, 15. The Wiley agreement signed in January 2019 is the first transformative agreement negotiated by Projekt DEAL. For the purpose of determining coverage, the reference date is the date of acceptance of the manuscript for publication (“Acceptance Date”).
The launch date for the publication component of the DEAL-Wiley agreement was January 22, 2019 for Wiley Gold Open Access journals and July 1, 2019 for Wiley subscription journals. The DEAL project is a consortium-type structure led by the German Rectors` Conference on behalf of its colleagues from the Alliance of Scientific Organisations in Germany and has the task of negotiating transformative open access agreements on a national scale with the three largest commercial publishers of scientific journals (Elsevier, Springer Nature and Wiley) for the benefit of all German academic institutions. including universities, research institutes and their libraries. With each of these agreements, the consortium strives to ensure the immediate open access publication of all new research articles by authors from German institutions, permanent full-text access to the publisher`s entire portfolio of journals and fair pricing for these services according to a simple cost model based on the number of articles published.  About WileyWiley is a global leader in research and education. Our online scientific, technical, medical and scientific journals, as well as our digital learning, assessment, certification and student lifecycle services and solutions, help universities, academic societies, businesses, governments and individuals achieve their academic and professional goals. For more than 200 years, we have been delivering consistent performance to our stakeholders. The Company`s website can be found under www.wiley.com.
About the DEALTa project The DEAL project was launched by the Alliance of Scientific Organisations in Germany, which represents the vast majority of the most important scientific and research organisations in Germany. .