Germany: “Meaning and Opportunities of the DEAL-Wiley Contract for the Open-Access Transformation”
With the signing of the Wiley contract on 15 January 2019, the alliance project DEAL has achieved key project goals:
- to improve the provision of information to participating academic institutions by extending reading access to all the journals published by Wiley,
- the expansion of open-access publishing in the Wiley hybrid and gold open-access journals for the authors of the participating institutions.
The DEAL-Wiley contract marks not only the entry into the large-scale open-access transformation in Germany, it offers above all the scientists of participating institutions clear advantages:
- the reading access to ALL journals published by Wiley,
- the additional option of free open-access publishing in the vast majority of Wiley’s hybrid and gold open-access journals,
- increased visibility and easy reusability of publications from participating institutions in Wiley journals while preserving the rights of authors to their articles,
- no administrative burden on article-related open-access publication fees for authors, as the costs of open-access publishing are borne by the libraries of the participating institutions.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.