May 24, 2022

Project Deal: Germany’s Largest Scientific Organization Announces It Will Terminate Elsevier Contract at the End of 2017

New on the Project Deal website is this announcement (in German) from Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft (the largest scientific organization in Germany) that it will join other Project Deal institutions/organizations and terminate its contract with Elsevier at the end of 2017.

Details From Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Are Available in English (via Mechanical Translation):

Translation of Statement via Google Translate

Translation of Statement via Microsoft Translator

See Also: List of German Institutions That Plan to Not Extend Contract with Elsevier at the End of 2017 (via Project Deal/Translation via Google Translate)

See Also: Report: “Bold Open-Access Push in Germany Could Change the Future of Academic Publishing (August 23, 2017)

See Also: Finnish Researchers Launch Boycott Against Elsevier (June 25, 2017)


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