[Oa-italia] Fwd: [Icolc] Done DEAL: All German research articles in Wiley journals to be published open access under new transformative agreement

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Da: *Ralf Schimmer* <Schimmer a mpdl.mpg.de>
Data: martedý 15 gennaio 2019
Oggetto: [Icolc] Done DEAL: All German research articles in Wiley journals
to be published open access under new transformative agreement
A: "icolc a lyralists.lyrasis.org" <icolc a lyralists.lyrasis.org>

***with apologies for cross-posting***

Dear ICOLC-Colleagues,

In case you have not yet seen the news, Germany's Projekt DEAL and the
publisher John Wiley & Sons have entered a ground-breaking transformative
agreement, in line with the objectives of the Open Access 2020 initiative:

Under this new agreement, all authors affiliated with 700 academic
institutions in Germany will retain copyright and their accepted articles
will be published open access in Wiley journals. Almost 10,000 articles by
German researchers are published a year in Wiley journals, constituting
around 9% of the publisher's total output. The agreement also grants
students and faculty read access to the full Wiley journal portfolio
including backfiles starting with 1997. The national-level agreement is
based on a "Publish&Read" model in which fees are paid by institutions-not
for subscriptions but for open access publishing services.

The agreement will be made public in a month's time and an English-language
FAQ will be released by the Projekt DEAL working group.

I will be attending the Vancouver ICOLC meeting and would be happy to
present/discuss this and perhaps other ground-breaking transformative
agreements that may materialize between now and then.

Best wishes,
Transformative agreements are those contracts negotiated between
institutions (libraries, consortia) and publishers that transform the
business model of scholarly communication in which the parties are engaged
from subscription to open access. They allow institutions to remove their
financial support of paywalls and shift their investments to support open
access publishing, thus ensuring maximum impact for the research they
produce and ongoing and unencumbered access to knowledge for their faculty
and students. Because the vast majority of scholarly publishing currently
happens in journals produced by a relatively small number of commercial
publishers, transformative agreements with these publishers, in particular,
constitute a high-impact strategy, in line with the objectives of the Open
Access 2020 initiative, to accelerate the transition of scholarly
communication to open access. From an administrative perspective,
transformative agreements unlock the opaque, lump-sum payments to
 publishers for reading access-largely based on legacy print
expenditures-and, instead, articulate fees for services at the article
level; this shift brings cost transparency to the scholarly publishing
marketplace, enables market competition to contain pricing, and disbands
the lump-sums fees of subscriptions so that investments are free to follow
authors as they determine the publishing venues most appropriate for their
work-a necessary step on the path to a diverse ecosystem in scholarly
communication. For more information on transformative agreements, see

Dr. Ralf Schimmer
Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL)
Amalienstr. 33
80799 Muenchen, Germany
Tel. +49 89 38602-261
Fax +49 89 38602-290
Email: schimmer a mpdl.mpg.de<mailto:schimmer a mpdl.mpg.de>

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