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Articles published in BMC or SpringerOpen magazines until July 2020 will be billed to your institution`s BMC membership. All articles that will be published from August 2020 will be identified as part of the new agreement and will be billed to DEM DEAL (even if they were previously submitted under your membership). The contract will run from 2020 to 2022 and may be extended until 2023. The signed agreement will be published in full on the DEAL project website as part of the launch of the registration process for German institutions towards the end of January. In a press release, Springer Nature stated that the cost per published article was higher than that of less selective magazines, given that the staff of the house worked and the high refusal rate of the magazines was committed. (German institutes paid about 2,750 euros per article for an oA publishing contract with other Springer Nature magazines, announced for example in January. Only 8% of submissions in nature and nature magazines are published, and 60% of publishers` time is spent evaluating manuscripts they do not publish, Springer Nature said; She added that investments in journalism and other content beyond primary research have contributed to costs. Visit the library page on the Open Access agreement for Germany The publisher of Nature has reached its first agreement to allow some researchers to publish in the journal and in 33 other Nature brand titles under open access (OA) conditions. Professor Martin Stratmann, President of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, said: “The activation of the dissemination of open access research results to improve scientific aspirations has been an essential task of Max Planck since the promotion of the Berlin Declaration in 2003, and that is why we are honoured to organise the implementation of this transformative agreement on behalf of the Alliance of German Scientific Organisations and the German Conference of Rectors.
The transition from today`s scientific journals to open access is a great undertaking and we are committed to facilitating the transition to the good of research and researchers everywhere, in full compliance with the principles of Open Access 2020 and Plan S.” Other advocates of open access have criticized the agreement. “Agreements that encourage exorbitant sums to be paid for the publication of OA in prestigious journals do nothing to improve the accessibility and measurement of the scientific publishing system and simply show that anything is possible if enough money is thrown into it,” Jeroen Bosman and Bianca Kramer, two librarians and scientific communication researchers at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, wrote in an email.