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DEAL and Springer Nature: First results of the negotiation

DEAL and Springer Nature: First results of the negotiation

Project DEAL of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany and the publisher Springer Nature are negotiating a forward-looking model for publishing and reading scientific literature. After the latest meeting, the spokesman for the DEAL Project Steering Committee and President of the University Rectors Conference, Prof. Dr. Horst Hippler, and Dagmar Laging, Vice President Institutional Sales Europe at Springer Nature, commented that they have already achieved some alignment on principle questions.

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Researchers resign editorship of Elsevier journals

Researchers resign editorship of Elsevier journals

As the dispute between German research organisations and the academic publisher Elsevier continues, the first researchers have resigned from their positions as editors and members of the editorial and advisory boards for the publisher’s journals. They are adopting this stance in response to negotiations with the publisher on nationwide agreements for access to electronic journals that have so far proved unsuccessful. HRK-President Horst Hippler, who is conducting the negotiations on behalf of German research organisations, also announced that the names of further researchers who are likewise resigning their editorship of Elsevier journals will be published in the coming weeks.

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Negotiations continue between DEAL and Wiley

Negotiations continue between DEAL and Wiley

Project DEAL representatives from the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany and representatives of publishing house Wiley announced their continued negotiations on a future-oriented model for the publishing and reading of scientific literature. Afterwards, the spokesperson for the project steering committee, Horst Hippler, President of the HRK, and Guido F. Herrmann, Managing Director of Wiley-VCH, spoke of a good atmosphere and constructive, focused talks. They said that nevertheless, due to the complexity of the subject matter, the negotiations would still take some time.

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