Nationwide licensing of content from major academic publishers
With the project DEAL the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) is negotiating on behalf of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany with the big STEM publishers Elsevier, Springer Nature und Wiley about nation-wide agreements for licensing e-journals.
The aims of DEAL are
- a fair financial burden to get a wide-scale, lasting digital access to scholarly literature of the participiating publishers for academics in Germany
- the transformation to open access, from subscription-based to publication-based financing of publishing scholarly information in Germany via Open Access.
What does DEAL mean specifically for the TUHH?
For each of the publishers included in DEAL until now, the project currently has a different impact on the TU Hamburg.
Contract since 15.1.2019
Supports publishing journal articles from the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) with the publisher Wiley in Open Access and covers reading access to the journals.
Contract as of 1.1.2020
Supports the publishing of journal articles from the TU Hamburg (TUHH) with the publisher Springer Nature in Open Access and covers the reading access to the journals.
The initiation of negotiations with the publisher Elsevier for the 2023 licensing period is in preparation.
DEAL Article of the TUHH
In the framework of the OpenAPC initiative, DEAL articles and related costs are published as Open Data:
The complete list, filterable by publisher, year and hybrid status, can be found here.