Project DEAL

Project DEAL is a consortium-like structure spearheaded by the German Rectors’ Conference, on behalf of its fellow members in the Alliance of Science Organizations in Germany and tasked with negotiating nationwide transformative open access agreements with the three largest commercial publishers of scholarly journals for the benefit of all German academic institutions, including universities, research institutes, and their libraries. Through each of these agreements, the consortium aims to secure 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, and fair pricing for these services according to a simple cost model based on the number of articles published.


Project DEAL is a consortium-like structure spearheaded by the German Rectors’ Conference, on behalf of its fellow members in the Alliance of Science Organizations in Germany and tasked with negotiating nationwide transformative open access agreements with the three largest commercial publishers of scholarly journals for the benefit of all German academic institutions, including universities, research institutes, and their libraries. Through each of these agreements, the consortium aims to secure 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, and fair pricing for these services according to a simple cost model based on the number of articles published.
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