DEAL Operations. Enabling Open Access.
The nationwide Projekt DEAL negotiations are driving the transition of scholarly journal publishing to open access. Making peer-reviewed articles by German scholars openly available fosters excellence in research and accelerates the advancement of science.
DEAL Operations, managed by MPDL Services gGmbH, provides information professionals and researchers with the practical support they need to take full advantage of the transformative agreements negotiated by Projekt DEAL.
Open access for all researchers
Researchers across Germany are entitled to keep copyright of their articles and gain the broadest possible readership through open access publication of their articles at no cost (APC-free) in thousands of high-quality scholarly journals.
Tools and support for librarians
Librarians expand their readers’ access to high-quality journal content, support researchers in openly publishing their research, and successfully navigate the changing landscape in scholarly journal publishing to deliver new value to their institutions.