We are happy to announce the signing of an Open Access agreement with Springer Nature today.
What is Projekt DEAL?
The German Rectors’ Conference was tasked by the Alliance of German Science Organizations to institute Projekt DEAL to negotiate nationwide transformative “publish and read” agreements with the largest commercial publishers of scholarly journals on behalf of all German academic institutions including universities, universities of applied sciences, research institutions, state and regional libraries.
What are the objectives of Projekt DEAL?
The objectives of Projekt DEAL are to achieve:
- Immediate open access publication of all new research articles by authors from German institutions
- Permanent full-text access to the publisher’s complete journal portfolio
- Fair and reasonable pricing for such services articulated with a simple and future-oriented model based on the number of articles published,
These goals are in alignment with the objectives of the global Open Access 2020 Initiative, the LIBER principles for publisher negotiations, and the principles of Plan S. Learn more about negotiation principles for transformative and open access agreements at the ESAC Initiative.
To carry out the project, the Alliance has brought together a DEAL group including the relevant experts from universities and other institutions.
Members of the DEAL group:
- Günter M. Ziegler, FU Berlin (spokesperson for the DEAL group)
- Gerard Meijer, Fritz Haber Institute (deputy spokesperson for the DEAL group)
- Charlotte Bauer, University Library Leipzig
- Roland Bertelmann, Helmholtz Open Science Office
- Jürgen Christof, University Library TU Berlin
- Karin Ilg, University Library FH Bielefeld
- Jochen Johannsen, University Library Siegen
- Antje Kellersohn, University Library Freiburg
- Norbert Krug, Fraunhofer ITEM
- Bernhard Mittermaier, Central Library Forschungszentrum Jülich
- Veit Probst, University Library Heidelberg
- Andreas Radbruch, Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum
- Hildegard Schäffler, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
- Beate Schücking, Leipzig University
- Irina Sens, TIB – Leibniz Centre For Science and Technology and University Library Hannover
- Gerald Spindler, University of Göttingen
- Katrin Stump, Saxon State and University Library Dresden
- Frank Sander, MPDL
- Ralf Schimmer, MPDL
- As guests