The last year has seen an intensification of discussions about the transition to open access publishing, particularly in Europe. In January 2019, a transformational agreement was announced between Wiley and Projekt DEAL, which represents the German research community. The contract describes a “Publish and Read” model under which German research institutions are eligible for read access and which covers the cost of open access publishing open access across whole Wiley journal portfolio. Partnership and transparency are at the core of this arrangement, as are the principles of open research. This presentation will look at the implementation of the Wiley-Projekt DEAL agreement and the broader open research landscape.
Dr. Lorna M. Stimson has more than a decade of experience of assessing the quality of scientific content, conducting peer-review for the Advanced journal family. In March 2019, Lorna became the Publishing Director for Germany with responsibility to partner with the German research community, across all research disciplines, and to support the transition to open research.