Open Access: Extension of the DEAL contract with Springer Nature

The DEAL contract with Springer Nature was extended for another year until December 31, 2023. There are no changes to the content of the contract.

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In view of the positive outcome of the DEAL-Springer Nature agreement, the shareholders of MPDL Services gGmbH have confirmed the contractually agreed option to extend the agreement for a 4th year. The nationwide DEAL agreement with Springer Nature has enabled Open Access for more than 12% of the research articles published annually in Germany over the last three years. Scientists, policy makers, health and education workers, and anyone with internet access worldwide can benefit from the latest findings of German research.

Benefits for TU Hamburg

Since 2019, members of TUHH have free access to Springer Nature’s journal portfolio and the opportunity to publish Open Access in the publisher’s hybrid and gold journals by participating in the DEAL contract:

  • As a TUHH scientist, you can publish Open Access (“Open Choice” option) without a fee (APC) in about 2.000 Springer Nature subscription journals.
  • Publication fees in SpringerOpen and BioMed Central open access journals (over 350 titles) are discounted by 20% and price increases for APCs are contractually limited.
  • We receive permanent access to the entire Springer Nature journal portfolio, at the same time the Springer Nature journal archive could be acquired as part of the contract.

Since the beginning of the agreement, 97 % of authors from universities and research institutions in Germany have taken the opportunity to publish their articles in the hybrid journals open access without having to pay APCs. In 2021, more than 16,000 (+13% compared to 2020) new research articles were made freely and openly available in Springer Nature’s fully open access journals and hybrid journals as a result of the agreement. There was also a 185% increase in global downloads of Springer Nature content by researchers from Germany in 2021 compared to the previous year.

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Publish Open Access in Springer Nature Journals

We have compiled information about publishing and funding Open Access articles at TUHH for you here: Publishing with Springer Nature

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