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Submission of the corresponding authors, linked to institutions eligible for corresponding author status, may publish their works under the open access agreement. The corresponding authors are presented at the publishing house and are responsible for the correspondence as part of the publication. The agreement allows researchers from German institutions to publish open access in the “vast majority” of Springer Nature magazines. Currently, 30 percent of the articles are open, said Daniel Roper, the publishing house`s chief executive, but the deal is expected to increase that to “nearly 100 percent.” A consortium of more than 700 research and library institutes in Germany has entered into an open access agreement with Springer Nature, as Science announced yesterday (22 August). Under the contract, researchers from the consortium called Project DEAL can publish their open-access articles, which means that documents can be read free of charge for everyone, in exchange for a fee paid by the author per article. Member institutions also have full access to online content in magazines instead of paying a subscription fee. However, the agreement excludes Nature and other Nature-branded magazines. This agreement allowed the DEAL project to reallocate to previous subscription expenses to finance open access publications. Correspondent authors linked to German institutions can publish their Open Access research in Springer hybrid magazines, and also have access to subscription content from these magazines. The agreement leaves only Elsevier as the last of the three major publishers to have reached an agreement with Project Deal. “For other publishers, especially Elsevier, it will be very difficult to overlook that,” Meijer said. Researchers could abandon Elsevier for Springer Nature and Wiley if Elsevier remains un contracted, he added. You will also have a significant impact on the budgets of the various universities.

Gerard Meijer, a member of Project Deal`s negotiating team, told a press conference in Berlin that the new agreement was certainly “fiscally neutral” for germany as a whole, “but the research institutes that publish a lot will have to pay more in the future. Whoever doesn`t publish anything doesn`t have to pay.┬áProponents of transformation agreements such as those signed by the DEAL project disagree with this view and point to the fact that many national consortia have centralised agreements with open access publishers:[13][14] The German Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) in Munich has negotiated the first such agreement, which will begin in 2021.