May 25, 2022

Germany: Publisher Negotiations: Project DEAL Posts Updates re: Springer Nature & Elsevier

Two Items from Project DEAL Germany.

1. DEAL and Springer Nature: First Results of the Negotiations (via HRK)

After the latest meeting, the spokesman for the DEAL Project Steering Committee and President of the University Rectors Conference, Prof. Dr. Horst Hippler, and Dagmar Laging, Vice President Institutional Sales Europe at Springer Nature, commented that they have already achieved some alignment on principle questions.

In order to gain the necessary time for further negotiations on this very complex matter, the two sides agreed a cost-neutral extension of the existing Springer contracts by one year for those organisations whose contracts end on 31 December 2017. The Nature license which was negotiated within the framework of GASCO (German, Austrian and Swiss Consortia Organisation) is also to be extended for an additional year.

2. Five Important Scientists from the German Science Community Now Supporting Project DEAL
The complete announcement (in German) |||  (translation using Google Translate)  also points out that as of this update nearly 200 universities and research organizations in Germany will not extend their contract with Elsevier into 2018.

Note: Additional translations are available by cutting/pasting text into Microsoft Translator. Why cut and paste? Services does not work with https pages.

See Also:  Negotiations Continue Between DEAL and Wiley (September 22, 2017)

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