The DEAL project aims to establish new contract models with the major scientific publishers. Commissioned by the Alliance of Science Organizations in Germany and represented by the German Rectors' Conference, the project is initially seeking contracts with Elsevier, Springer-Nature and Wiley.
On the one hand, the "publish and read" agreements include permanent full-text access to the entire title portfolio (e-journals) of the selected publishers. On the other hand, the researchers of the respective institutions have the possibility to publish their accepted contributions as open access.
The OvGU resp. UB Magdeburg has already joined the negotiated agreements with the publishers Wiley (2019-2021) and Springer Nature (2020-2022).
Die OVGU bzw. UB Magdeburg hat sich bereits den ausgehandelten Verträgen mit den Verlagen Wiley (2019-2021) und Springer Nature (2020-2022) angeschlossen.
The negotiations with the Elsevier publishing house, which have been ongoing since 2016, are proving difficult and have not yet been brought to a conclusion.
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