With the November 1, 2020 circular of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), Prof. Horst Hippler, spokesperson for Projekt DEAL, provides a summary of the advances realized in the first year of Projekt DEAL’s Transformative Agreement with Wiley.

Significant benchmarks were achieved on key DEAL objectives:

  • More than 4400 articles were published open access with no author-facing APCs
  • Access to scholarly journals was massively expanded across hundreds of German institutions, leading to a 40% increase in usage.

Read more about what DEAL has accomplished in the first year of the Wiley agreement in an excerpt of the communication translated version here.