Wiley is partnering with the DeepGreen project to improve open access in Germany

Hoboken, NJ and Munich, Germany – September 29, 2020 – John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE: JWa) (NYSE: JWb) and the DeepGreen open access project have signed a collaboration agreement to distribute research published under the Wiley / DEAL Project agreement to open a repository for access throughout Germany.

As of today, more than 500 German academic institutions participating in the DEAL Project can automatically obtain the full PDF and metadata of articles published under the agreement via the DeepGreen router. The first of the planned semi-annual data deliveries contains all approved open access articles for 2019 published under the Wiley / DEAL Project agreement. These and subsequent deliveries are limited to those member institutions that have applied for the DEAL Project.

The DeepGreen project, which has been in existence since 2016 and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), aims to promote the transformation of open access by automating the delivery of full texts and metadata of scientific publications to institutional and thematic open access. storage.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Wiley,” said Beate Rusch, DeepGreen project manager. “This collaboration will help a large number of repositories that are currently manually indexing Wiley magazine articles one by one.”

Wiley and the DEAL Project signed an important agreement in January 2019 – the first national open access agreement in Germany. Launched by the Association of German Scientific Organizations, relevant authors from more than 800 Project DEAL institutions can publish their primary research and review open access articles in more than 1,600 Wiley journals, retaining copyright to their works and access to content from the entire Wiley journal portfolio.

“We are very pleased that Wiley and DeepGreen can make open access to content published under the Project DEAL Agreement easily accessible to any institution in Germany,” said Dr. Guido F. Herrmann, Vice President and CEO of Wiley-VCH GmbH. “This is just one example of the benefits of open access, in which institutions must present and maintain a permanent record of their institution’s research so that everyone can use it directly from their repository.”

Using the matching process, the DeepGreen router automatically assigns research papers to institutions of their origin from hybrid and gold open access journals. The cooperation between Wiley and DeepGreen covers all years of the DEAL agreement from 2019 to 2021. The cooperation between Wiley and DeepGreen was established in close coordination with MPDL Services GmbH, which represents the DEAL Project as the operational subject of the agreement.


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About DeepGreen

DeepGreen is funded by the German Research Foundation. Its consortium consists of six institutions: the Berlin-Brandenburg Library Cooperative Network at the Zuse Institute Berlin, the Bavarian State Library, the Bavarian Library Network, the Technische Universität Berlin, the Erlangen-Nuremberg University Library and Helmholtz’s open science office.

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