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For press on DEAL in German see here.


Elsevier Progresses in Open-Access Deal Making (in: The Scientist, 02.12.2019)

So what’s the DEAL? An Interview with Springer Nature’s Dagmar Laging (in: Scholarly Kitchen, 26.09.2019)

Project DEAL in Germany Reaches Agreement with Springer Nature (in: The Scientist, 23.08.2019)

Germans to close “transformative” deal with SpringerNature (in: ScienceGuide, 22.08.2019)

More than 700 German research institutions strike open-access deal with Springer Nature (in: Science, 22.08.2019)

The war to free science (in:, 10.07.2019)

Will Transformative Agreements Unravel Library Consortia? (in: Scholarly Kitchen, 21.05.2019)

Transformative Agreements: A Primer (in: Scholarly Kitchen, 23.04.2019)

As Elsevier Falters, Wiley Succeeds in Open-Access Deal Making (in: The Scientist, 26.03.2019)

Thousands of scientists run up against Elsevier’s paywall (in: Nature News, 05.02.2019)

Celebrating 30,000 Open Access Articles… PARs, RAPs, and Exploring Implications (in: Scholarly Kitchen, 22.01.2019)

Wiley strikes open access deal with German universities and libraries (in: CHEMISTRY WORLD, 17.01.2019)

German Institutions and Wiley Reach Open-Access Publishing Deal (in: The Scientist, 16.01.2019)

Wiley in ‘transformative’ partnership with German academic institutions (in: The Bookseller, 15.01.2019)

Groundbreaking deal makes large number of German studies free to public (in: Science, 15.01.2019)


Locked up science (in:, 27.12.2018)

What’s the big DEAL and why is it so difficult to reach? (in: Elephant in the Lab, 27.08.2018)

Sverige og Tyskland må klare seg uten verdens største forlag (in: Forskerforum, 08.08.2018)

German and Swedish libraries shrug off Elsevier shutdown (in: Times Higher Education, 08.08.2018, restricted availability)

Europe Expanded the “No Elsevier Deal” Zone & This Could Change Everything (in: PLOS Blog absolutely maybe, 30.07.2018)

Dutch publishing giant cuts off researchers in Germany and Sweden (in: Nature News, 19.07.2018)

Universities in Germany and Sweden Lose Access to Elsevier Journals (in: The Scientist, 19.07.2018)

A Global Transition to Open Access May Be Stalemated by Standoffs between Publishers and University Libraries (in:, 11.07.2018)

Talks collapse as Germany rejects ‘unacceptable’ Elsevier offer (in: Times Higher Education, 09.07.2018, restricted availability)

Elsevier are corrupting open science in Europe (in: The Guardian, 29.06.2018)

Open access – are we almost there for REF? (in: Wonkhe Blog, 14.06.2018)

News & Views: Will Consortia Cancellations Change the Market? (in: DeltaThink, 04.06.2018)

Is the System of Scientific Publications on the Eve of a Revolution? And if so, Toward What? (in: EMS Newsletter June 2018, pp. 35-40)

Europe’s open-access drive escalates as university stand-offs spread (in: Nature, 17.05.2018)

A DEAL for open access (in: EMBO Reports, 15.05.2018)

Open Access negotiators prepare for a future without publishers (in:, 04.05.2018)

In Duitsland is er meer vertrouwen in de wetenschap (in:, 25.04.2018)

French Universities Cancel Subscriptions to Springer Journals (in: The Scientist, 31.03.2018)

Open science in the EU – Will the astroturfers take over? (in: University World News, 17.03.2018)

Who May Swim in the Ocean of Knowledge? (in: The Wire, 02.03.2018)

Elsevier’s profits swell to more than £900 million (in: Times Higher Education, 20.02.2018, restricted availability)

Germany Turns the Table on Elsevier, as a De Facto Country-Level Transition to Open Access Puts Pressure on Publishers (in:, 08.02.2018)

Elsevier Making Deals? (in: ECS Blog, 25.01.2018)

The “Big Flip” is Coming (in:, 11.01.2018)

Elsevier declines to cut off German universities that cancelled journal subs (in: CHEMISTRY WORLD, 09.01.2018)

Scholars seek open access in academic journal deal (in: wikitribune, 08.01.2018)

Elsevier maintains German access despite failure to strike deal (in: Times Higher Education, 04.01.2018, restricted availability)

Germany vs Elsevier: universities win temporary journal access after refusing to pay fees (in: Nature, 04.01.2018)


Open access in Germany: the best DEAL is no deal (in: Times Higher Education, 27.12.2017)

De melker systemet for penger så lenge de kan (in: Forskerforum, 20.12.2017)

From the DEAL engine room — an interview with Bernhard Mittermaier (in: LIBREAS. Library Ideas # 32)

From a New Deal to Projekt Deal: Time for solidarity with German scholars (in:, 13.12.2017)

Des éditeurs scientifiques trop gourmands (in: Liberation, 12.12.2017)

Germany edges towards brink in dispute with Elsevier (in: Times Higher Education, 06.12.2017, restricted availability)

Hundreds of German universities set to lose access to Elsevier journals (in: Nature, 05.12.2017)

Ofenzíva nemeckej akademickej komunity smerom k Open Access a veľkým vydavateľom (in: Veda na dosah, 22.11.2017)

Conflicts of interest in scientific publishing (in: EMBO Reports, 20.11.2017)

In Scientific Publishing, Sharing Is Caring (in: GEN, 16.11.2017)

La scienza scritta: Elsevier e la Germania, quando profitto ed etica scientifica collidono (in: il Dolomiti, 12.11.2017)

Istället för Elsevier (in: Bibliotekshorisonten, 06.11.2017)

Duitsers zeggen Elsevier de wacht aan (in: ScienceGuide, 03.11.2017)

Editors Resign in Push for Open Access (in:, 19.10.2017)

Elsevier’s Open Access Controversy: German Researchers Resign to Register Protest (in:, 19.10.2017)

German researchers resign editorship of Elsevier journals in open access dispute (in: realKM, 19.10.2017)

German Scientists Resign from Elsevier Journals’ Editorial Boards (in: The Scientist, 18.10.2017)

Významní vědci na protest rezignují z vědeckých časopisů (in:, 17.10.2017)

Haugstad utfordrer rektorene om «Open Access» på Facebook (in:, 17.10.2017)

Scientists resign from journal demanding open access to research papers (in:, 17.10.2017)

Remapping the scientific landscape: moving from a closed to open science world (in: naturejobs, 16.10.2017)

Open access, 5 scienziati tedeschi si dimettono da Elsevier (in:, 16.10.2017)

The next Elsevier boycott: News on DEAL, Springer Nature & Elsevier (in: scinoptica, 13.10.2017)

German researchers resign from Elsevier journals in push for nationwide open access (in: Science, 13.10.2017)

Elsevier’s Latest Brilliant Idea: Adding Geoblocking To Open Access (in: techdirt, 04.10.2017)

Libraries, Universities Unite to Push for Open Access (in: redcat blog, 27.09.2017)

These trailblazers are paving the way for Open Access (in: Flockademic, 25.09.2017)

Nemški projekt DEAL in sklep Rektorske konference Republike Slovenije (Univerza v Ljubljani, 13.09.2017)

German universities plan for life without Elsevier (in: Times Higher Education 05.09.2017)

Tyske forskere har fått nok – sier nei til verdens største forlag (in: forskerforum, 03.09.2017)

German Academic and Research Institutions increasingly make Open Access their default option (in: Open Economics Blog, 01.09.2017)

Πως οι διαπραγματεύσεις για την ανοιχτή πρόσβαση στη Γερμανία θα μπορούσαν να αλλάξουν το μέλλον των ακαδημαϊκών δημοσιεύσεων (in: Scripta Πτερόεντα, 30.08.2017)

Как Германия борется за «открытую науку» (in: XX2BEK, 28.08.2017)

Project Deal: Germany’s Largest Scientific Organization Announces It Will Terminate Elsevier Contract at the End of 2017 (in: infoDOCKET, 25.08.2017)

More German Universities Cancel Elsevier Contracts (in: Enago Academy, 24.08.2017)

A bold open-access push in Germany could change the future of academic publishing (in: Science, 23.08.2017)

Germany v. Elsevier: keeping on keeping on (in: Blog Gavia Libraria, 14.08.2017)

RELX Group’s Elsevier fights open access in Germany (in: LexBlog, 06.08.2017)

German universities take on Dutch publishing giant Elsevier (in: Chemistryworld, 05.08.2017)

‘No deal’ between Germany and Elsevier: what would it mean? (in: Times Higher Education, 03.08.2017)

German universities to let Elsevier contracts lapse (in: Books+Publishing, 26.07.2017)

Berlin Universities Accelerate the Transition to Open Access by Cancelling Toll-Access Contracts with Elsevier (in: Open Economics Blog, 20.07.2017)

Major German Universities Cancel Elsevier Contracts (in: The Scientist, 17.07.2017)

Berlin universities poised to cancel Elsevier contracts (in: Times Higher Education, 11.07.2017, restricted availability)

Open access campaigners toughen stance towards publishers (in: Times Higher Education, 27.03.2017, restricted availability)

How Elsevier plans to sabotage Open Access (in:, 25.03.2017)

German research organisations: Elsevier blocks negotiations on nationwide licences (HRK Press Release, 24.03.2017)

German Universities ready to give up subscription to Elsevier (in: ZME Science, 22.03.2017)

En tysk DEAL? (in: Bibliotekshorisonten, 11.03.2017)

Update IV: Why haven’t we already canceled all subscriptions? (in:, 16.02.2017)

Elsevier Restores Journal Access to German Institutions (in:, 15.02.2017)

Elsevier restores journal access for German researchers (in: Times Higher Education, 15.02.2017, restricted availability)

Elsevier journals are back online at 60 German institutions that had lost access (in: Science, 14.02.2017)

German scientists regain access to Elsevier journals (in: Nature, 14.02.2017)

Germany vs Elsevier, and the race for legal open access (in: Research Practices and Tools, 01.02.2017)

Boycott of Elsevier Journals Brings New Ideas about Cost for Scientific Publications (in:, 31.01.2017)

Elsevier, Germany… and Taiwan too (in:, 20.01.2017)

Academic journals: boycotts, negotiations and allegation of abuse of market power (in: scinoptica, 12.01.2017)

Scientists in Germany, Peru and Taiwan to lose access to Elsevier journals (in: Nature, 09.01.2017)

Academia in 3 Nations Boycotts Elsevier for High Journal Prices (in:, 06.01.2017)

Deal impasse severs Elsevier access for some German universities (in: Times Higher Education, 06.01.2017, restricted availability)

German researchers start 2017 without Elsevier journals (in: Science, 06.01.2017, [Vol. 355, Issue 6320, pp. 17])

Access Denied: Thousands Of Researchers In Germany, Peru And Taiwan To Lose Access To Elsevier Journals (in: TechTimes, 05.01.2017)


Over 60 German institutions to lose access to Elsevier journals (in: editage insights, 23.12.2016)

Seeking Open Access Deal, 60 German Academic Institutions Ditch All Subscriptions With Elsevier (in:, 20.12.2016)

What now? Elsevier Deal rejected by Germany’s Project Deal (in:, 16.12.2016)

No Deal: German Universities Prepare For Cut-Off From Elsevier Journals (in:, 16.12.2016)

Germany-wide consortium of research libraries announce boycott of Elsevier journals over open access (in:, 15.12.2016)

For press on DEAL in German see here.