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DEAL Project News

Project aim

The goal of Project DEAL is to conclude nationwide licensing agreements for the entire portfolio of electronic journals (E-journals) from major academic publishers. The intention is also to bring about significant change to the status quo in relation to negotiations, content and pricing in the process.

The initiative was commissioned by the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany – represented by the German Rectors’ Conference, the HRK.

The DEAL project group is currently in negotiations with Elsevier, Springer Nature, and Wiley.

Objectives of the negotiations

  • participating institutions obtain permanent full-text access to a publisher's entire electronic portfolio.
  • research articles by authors from German institutions to be automatically published open access (CC-BY-Licence)
  • fair and reasonable pricing based on the number of articles published

Negotiations with the publishers

Springer/Nature

A transitional agreement with Springer has been reached for 2019. This means that you continue to have full-text access to all Springer and Adis journals published between 1997 and 2019. Membership of BioMed Central will continue through 2019. Agreements between Rostock University and the Nature journals also remain in place for another year.

As negotiations have seen considerable progress, all parties are hoping to enter into a new contract before the end of the year.

Wiley

An agreement with Wiley has been reached. On 15 January 2019, both parties entered a 3-year LINK contract (2019-2021) that includes a Publish & Read (PAR) fee agreement to provide access to open access articles published in subscription-based/hybrid journals.

Rostock University has confirmed its participation in the Open Access Transformation Contract to MPDL-Service GmbH.

For members of the University, this means that:

  • you have access to all subscription-based/hybrid journals published by Wiley
  • you have full-text access to the journal archives up to 1997
  • beginning on 1 July 2019, articles by co-authors from Rostock University published ("article accepted") in subscription-based/hybrid journals will be made accessible to you, at no additional cost, under a CC-BY-Licence open access
  • articles by co-authors from Rostock University published ("article accepted") in pure ("Gold") open access journals will be available at a 20 % discount. This qualification has been in place since 22 January 2019.
Elsevier

The DEAL Project site has an overview of the negotiations with Elsevier that began in 2016. Negotiations were adjourned in July 2018. The HRK press release states that, due to Elsevier's excessive demands, no agreement on an interim solution or on general conditions could be reached. Elsevier remains unwilling to offer a sustainably financed, research-appropriate scope of services under open access principles. Therefore, DEAL was forced to temporarily stop negotiations.

Implications for Rostock University

Rostock University endorses and supports the DEAL group, along with nearly 200 other institutions and renowned scientists. This is why our contract with Elsevier was terminated in 2016.

On 10 July 2018, after negotiations had been adjourned, Elsevier cut off access to the current contents of its journals.

For members of Rostock University, this means that:

  • you only have full-text access to the ca. 150 journals the University had a subscription to until the contract ended in 2016
  • you cannot access journals from the so-called "Freedom Collection" and journal contents from 2017 and 2018
  • current access restrictions are highlighted yellow and/or red in our E-journal library (EZB)
  • you can find an overview of the Elsevier journals that are still fully accessible (including publication dates) on ScienceDirect

The DEAL group has worked out a stopgap to enable the continued provision of Elsevier publications to those institutions currently not under contract. All notable libraries and library associations, including central specialist libraries, have agreed to a timely and non-bureaucratic processing of interlibrary loan requests.

You can order articles that are not available in the journal archives (see above), via conventional interlibrary loan or alternative document delivery services.

Searching the GVK and ordering articles

You can search for articles using the GBV's catalogue, GVK. You need to be logged in to the University network to do so. If an article's full text is not available online, you can order a physical copy. To do so, you need an interlibrary loan account or a Subito account.

Registration

Registering for an interlibrary account (free)

Registering for a Subito account (paid)

Elsevier-Subscription

articles published in journals with former subscription (about 150 journals), years of publishing 2003-2016

 

AEU : INTL JRNL OF ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATIONS 
AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST METEOROLOGY 
AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT 
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY 
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS 
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY 
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY 
ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA 
ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY 
APPLIED SOIL ECOLOGY 
AQUATIC BOTANY 
ARCHIVES OF ORAL BIOLOGY 
AUTOMATICA 
BASIC AND APPLIED ECOLOGY 
BBA MOLECULAR CELL RESEARCH 
BIOCHEMICAL PHARMACOLOGY 
BIOLOGY OF BLOOD AND MARROW TRANSPLANTATION 
BIOMATERIALS 
BIOSENSORS & BIOELECTRONICS 
BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING 
BONE 
BRAIN RESEARCH 
CANCER CELL 
CARBOHYDRATE RESEARCH 
CARDIOVASCULAR PATHOLOGY 
CATENA 
CELL CALCIUM 
CELL STEM CELL 
CELLULAR SIGNALLING 
CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY 
COASTAL ENGINEERING 
COMPOSITES PART A : APPLIED SCIENCE AND MANUFACTURING 
COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS 
COMPUTERS & GRAPHICS 
CURRENT OPINION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 
CURRENT OPINION IN CELL BIOLOGY 
CURRENT OPINION IN GENETICS & DEVELOPMENT 
CURRENT OPINION IN IMMUNOLOGY 
DATA & KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING 
DISCRETE APPLIED MATHEMATICS 
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA 
ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES 
ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE 
EUROPEAN ECONOMIC REVIEW 
EUROPEAN JOURNAL POLITICAL ECONOMY 
FLORA : MORPHOLOGY DIST FUNCTIONAL ECOL PLANTS 
FLUID PHASE EQUILIBRIA 
FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL 
GASTROENTEROLOGY 
GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY 
HUMAN PATHOLOGY 
IMMUNITY 
INDUSTRIAL MARKETING MANAGEMENT 
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY 
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH 
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FATIGUE 
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS 
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MARKETING 
JOURNAL FOR NATURE CONSERVATION 
JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY 
JOURNAL OF BANKING AND FINANCE 
JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS 
JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH 
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS 
JOURNAL OF COMBINATORIAL THEORY, SERIES A
JOURNAL OF COMBINATORIAL THEORY, SERIES B
JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL & APPLIED MATHEMATICS 
JOURNAL OF DAIRY SCIENCE 
JOURNAL OF DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 
JOURNAL OF ECONOMETRICS 
JOURNAL OF ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY & RELATED PHENOMENA 
JOURNAL OF EMPIRICAL FINANCE 
JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS 
JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINEBIOLOGY & ECOLOGY 
JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION 
JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS 
JOURNAL OF MACROECONOMICS 
JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS & APPLICATIONS 
JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS 
JOURNAL OF MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS 
JOURNAL OF NON CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS 
JOURNAL OF PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING 
JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS 
JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY 
JOURNAL OF PRAGMATICS 
JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY 
JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ECONOMICS 
JOURNAL OF RETAILING 
JOURNAL OF RURAL STUDIES 
JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL PLANNING & INFERENCE 
JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH 
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY 
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY 
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS 
JOURNAL OF THORACIC & CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY 
JOURNAL OF UROLOGY 
LANCET 
LANCET ONCOLOGY 
LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING 
LEADERSHIP QUARTERLY 
LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION 
LIMNOLOGICA 
LINEAR ALGEBRA & ITS APPLICATIONS 
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING : C 
MEASUREMENT 
MEDICAL ENGINEERING & PHYSICS 
MICROBIAL PATHOGENESIS 
NEUROBIOLOGY OF DISEASE 
NEURON 
NEUROSCIENCE 
OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS 
PHYSICA Section A
PHYSICA Section B
PHYSIOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR PLANT PATHOLOGY 
PLACENTA 
PROTIST 
RENEWABLE ENERGY 
SENSORS & ACTUATORS 
SOCIAL NETWORKS 
SOIL & TILLAGE RESEARCH 
SURFACE SCIENCE 
SURGERY 
TETRAHEDRON 
TETRAHEDRON ASYMMETRY 
TETRAHEDRON LETTERS 
THERIOGENOLOGY : AN INTL JRNL OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION 
THROMBOSIS RESEARCH 
TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS 
TRENDS IN BIOCHEMICAL SCIENCES 
TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 
TRENDS IN CELL BIOLOGY 
TRENDS IN GENETICS 
TRENDS IN IMMUNOLOGY 
TRENDS IN PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES 
ULTRAMICROSCOPY 
VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY 
ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER 
ZOOLOGY 

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04.06.2019