Projekt DEAL - Contracts with scientific publishers

The University of Cologne supports the Projekt DEAL. DEAL aims to conclude nationwide licence agreements for the entire portfolio of electronic journals (e-journals) of major scientific publishers such as Elsevier, Springer Nature and Wiley from the licence year 2017 onwards. Read here which regulations apply to the Cologne Campus.

The German Rectors' Conference was commissioned by the Alliance of German Science Organisations to initiate the Projekt DEAL. DEAL negotiates on behalf of almost all German academic institutions such as universities, universities of applied sciences, research institutions, state and regional libraries.

What are the negotiating objectives of the Projekt DEAL?

    The DEAL institutions have permanent full-text access to the entire title portfolio (e-journals) of the selected publishers.
    All publications by authors from German institutions will automatically be made Open Access (CC-BY, incl. peer review).
    Appropriate pricing according to a simple, future-oriented calculation model based on the number of articles published.

Results of negotiations with Wiley, Springer and Elsevier and their impact on the University of Cologne:

The Projekt DEAL

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