May 28, 2022

Germany: “Meaning and Opportunities of the DEAL-Wiley Contract for the Open-Access Transformation”

From a National Contact Point Open Access OA2020-DE Blog Post:

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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See Also: Germany: Full Text of “Publish&Read” Contract Signed Jan. 15, 2019 Between Project Deal (Germany) and Wiley

See Also: Wiley and Projekt DEAL Announce Partnership to Enhance the Future of Scholarly Research and Publishing in Germany

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