Projekt DEAL enables scientists at all EMBL sites to publish Open Access for free (in hybrid/open coice journals) or with 20% discount (in full Open Access journals) and grants access to almost the entire journal portfolio of Wiley and Springer Nature. EMBL has joined the two succesfully negotiated DEAL agreements with Wiley and Springer Nature. Projekt DEAL is an initiative of the Alliance of German Science Organizations to negotiate nationwide transformative “publish and read” agreements with the largest commercial publishers of scholarly journals on behalf of all German academic institutions including universities, universities of applied sciences, research institutions, state and regional libraries.Although DEAL is a national project in Germany, EMBL is eligible to participate with all its sites.

What is the DEAL agreement?

The DEAL agreements are Read & Publish licensing agreements concluded between the Alliance of German Science Organizations and Wiley and Springer Nature. It offers participating institutions access to the publisher’s full eJournal portfolio (1600 titles in a range of disciplines) while supporting and facilitating Open Access publishing.

The Wiley agreement is valid for the period 2019 – 2021 with the option to renew for one further year (2022). The Springer Nature agreement is valid for the period 2020 – 2022 with the option to renew for one further year (2023). The DEAL agreements are transformative agreements compliant to Plan S principles. 

What does it mean for you?

 The agreement offers to EMBL’s affiliating authors at all sites a number of benefits:

Wiley

  • Perpetual access to the entire portfolio of electronic journals published by Wiley, including full backfiles from 1997 forward.
  • Reduction in the Open Access expenditure for EMBL groups. For the period 2019 – 2021 APCs for papers published in hybrid OA journals will be covered by the EMBL Szilárd Library.
  • 20% reduction in APCs for papers submitted in fully/gold OA journals. The cost of the APCs will be charged to your group's/unit's OA publication budget via internal procedures.
  • Automatic submission of your paper to EuropePMC, thus ensuring full compliance to IP66/Open Access publication policy.
  • The complete and continuously updated journal title list covered by the DEAL-Wiley agreement can be found here: Wiley Journals covered by DEAL

Springer Nature

  • Permanent access to all issues and volumes of the approximately 1,900 Springer Nature journals (including Springer Medical, Palgrave, Adis and Macmillan Academic imprints) published during the contract period.
  • Nature-branded journals and magazines (e.g. Scientific American, Spektrum der Wissenschaft) and technical journals (e.g. ATZ, MTZ) are not included.
  • Reduction in the Open Access expenditure for EMBL groups. For the period 2020 – 2022 APCs for papers published in hybrid OA journals will be covered by the EMBL Szilárd Library.
  • 20% reduction in APCs for papers submitted in fully/gold OA journals. The cost of the APCs will be charged to your group's/unit's OA publication budget via internal procedures.
  • The complete and continuously updated list of Springer Nature journals covered in the agreement, can be found here: Springer Nature Journals covered by DEAL

Eligibility Criteria

Publication type: Only original research peer-reviewed papers and reviews can make use of the agreement.

Affiliation: The submitting corresponding author of the paper needs to be affiliated to EMBL during the period while the substantial part of research supporting the paper in question, took place. The affiliation should be selected during submission process.

Acceptance date:

  • When publishing in Online Open (hybrid journals) the manuscript must be accepted on or after 1 July 2019 (Wiley) or on or after 1 January 2020 (Springer Nature).
  • When publishing in Gold Open Access the manuscript must be accepted on or after 22 January 2019 (Wiley) or on or after 1 August 2020 (Springer Nature).

Procedure

Detailed description for selecting either Open Access routes can be found in Wiley’s pages Online Open and Gold Open Access.

For Online Open be sure to select the option:

My APC will be covered by an institution or funder that has a Wiley Open Access Account arrangement with Wiley.

For any questions regarding the eligibility criteria or procedure please contact the library.

Definitions

Hybrid journal: A subscription-based journal that additionally offers a Gold Open Access publishing option. Popular hybrid journals published by Wiley include The EMBO journal (EMBO Press), FEBS letters, Angewandte Chemie, Cancer medicine, CHEMBIOCHEM, Proteomics, Journal of applied crystallography (IUCr), Journal of synchrotron radiation (IUCr).

A full list of hybrid journals can be found here

Fully/ Gold Open Access: A journal whose content is made available as Gold Open Access and only induces publication but not subscription costs. Popular Fully/ Gold OA journals include Molecular Systems BiologyEMBO Molecular Biology (EMBO Press).

A full list of fully/ gold journals can be found here.

Submitting corresponding author: The author who represents the authoring team of a manuscript during the submission process, in communication with the publisher and for content-related questions by readers.

Online Open: The Open Access option and workflow made available by Wiley when publishing at a hybrid journal. The option can be selected via the publisher’s  Author Services dashboard.

Gold Open Access: The option and workflow made available only when publishing in fully/ gold Open Access journals.

Institution Code: Wiley has assigned each participating institution to the DEAL agreement with a code to facilitate the identification of submitted papers. During submission process in Fully Open Access journals the submitting corresponding author will be asked to enter the institution code with which (s)he is affiliated.

The code for EMBL is D130.

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By joining the second DEAL agreement, the Szilárd Library enables scientists at all EMBL sites to publish Open Access without invoice and grants access to almost the entire journal portfolio of Springer Nature.