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Consortium strikes publishing agreement with Wiley

Germany’s national consortium for negotiations on academic publishing has signed a three-year agreement with the publisher Wiley, gaining access to the company’s archive and permitting open-access publication in its journals.

In return for an as-yet undisclosed annual payment, almost 700 institutions will get access to all Wiley publications going back to 1997. They will also be able to publish open access in the publisher’s journals, the Projekt DEAL consortium announced on 15 January.

“We have achieved a core goal: a fair pricing model, which will allow us to make research accessible in an affordable and sustainable manner,” said Horst Hippler, the head of Projekt DEAL. The full text of the agreement will be published from mid-February, the consortium said.

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