About DEAL

Cancer researchers, virologists, climate scientists - scientists in Germany rely on the services of journals to discuss hypotheses, validate their methods and disseminate their findings in more than 100,000 peer-reviewed journal articles each year. Publishing is an integral part of the research process and contributes to the advancement of science by enabling new knowledge to be built on existing findings.

Open access publishing models foster scientific progress. The Alliance of Science Organisations has therefore initiated the DEAL project to negotiate new contractual models with journal publishers that enable the open dissemination of research results from Germany.

Background and objectives

Learn more about the strategic aims of DEAL and its negotiation objectives and how the Publish and Read agreements are driving the open access transformation.

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Learn more about DEAL's organisational structure.

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