DEAL Consortium and Wiley Sign New 5-Year Open Access Agreement

The DEAL Consortium and scholarly publisher Wiley today announced the signing of a new five-year agreement which will allow scientists from German academic institutions to publish their research open access (OA) within Wiley’s portfolio of scientific journals. Instituted by the Alliance of German Science Organizations the DEAL Consortium is open to more than 900 mostly publicly funded academic institutions in Germany. Signed by Wiley and MPDL Services gGmbH as the DEAL Operating Entity, the new agreement will begin in January 2024, offering further support for the needs of the scholarly community and accelerate the open access transformation.

The new agreement continues the successful collaboration that started in 2019 and through which by now over 38,000 articles have been published open access. It will provide authors at participating German institutions with open access publishing options across Wiley’s portfolio alongside read access to all Wiley journal content. The new agreement will also:
*Support institutions in the transition to OA, honoring the immense value learned societies bring to the scholarly community.
*Enhance infrastructure, including robust workflows to support authors, librarians and open access administrators.
*Support participating institutions with bespoke training and continuing collaboration with the Wiley DEAL Advisory Board to monitor success.
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