Wiley News

Negotiations with Wiley at a glance:

  • 04/20/16: Workshop with Wiley including discussions about possible DEAL-negotiations
  • 05/03/16: Decision by the project steering committee to start exploratory talks in 2017
  • 01/19/17: Exploratory Talks
  • 04/28/17: Start of negotiations
  • 09/22/17: HRK press release regarding the state of negotiations and the temporary arrangement for 2018
  • 01/15/19: HRK press release regarding the signing of a DEAL-Wiley contract
Dr. Guido Herrmann, Managing Director of Wiley Germany (l.)
and Dr. Frank Sander, Executive Director of the MPDL Services GmbH after signing the contract.
Credit: Wiley/picture alliance/Tanja M. Marotzke
The delegations of Projekt DEAL and Wiley after signing the contract.
Credit: Wiley/picture alliance/Tanja M. Marotzke

At the press conference after the signing ceremony, journalists and interested people from the science and politics were invited to ask question about the freshly signed DEAL. Prof. Dr. Horst Hippler and Prof. Dr. Gerard Meijer took part as DEAL representatives as were Dr. Frank Sander for the MPDL Services GmbH and Judy Verses and Dr. Guido Herrmann for Wiley. Photo credits: Wiley/picture alliance/Tanja M. Marotzke

Credits: MPG

“We come actually from a situation where those communities that were very much in favour of Open Access were not the best friends of the bigger scientific publishers. And we needed time from both sides […] to understand each other.”

Prof. Dr. Gerard Meijer, DEAL Negotiation Team Member
Credits: MPG

“[…] What is for sure: Change will happen and the question is, if you are not creative and participating, you are out of business. The same is true for institutions, but the same is also true for publishers.”

Prof. Dr. Horst Hippler, DEAL Chief Negotiator
Credits: MPG

“With the changes in the market going on you basically have to choices: You can decide that you are going to get in the front seat and drive and lead it or you can be in the back seat and maybe not be comfortable with where it’s taking you.”

Judy Verses, Executive Vice-President Wiley