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.
- 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
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