Meaning and Opportunities of the DEAL-Wiley Contract for the Open-Access Transformation
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.
We recommend that all eligible institutions (see "What institutions can participate?" in the DEAL Wiley FAQs) sign the sign-up letter and the participation statement by 18 April 2019. 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: