The existing DEAL agreements with the publishers Springer Nature and Wiley expire on December 31, 2023. On November 17, 2023, a five-year contract (2024-2028) was signed between the MPDL Services gGmbH (on behalf of the DEAL Consortium) and Wiley
. On November 24, 2023, a contract was signed with Springer Nature
(for contract years 2024-2028). After several years without an agreement, a contract was signed with Elsevier
for the first time on September 1, 2023. This agreement also covers the years 2024-2028. Each institution must now decide for itself whether it wants to join one or more of the new DEAL agreements. The University of Bayreuth is currently considering this in close consultation with the University Governing Board and the faculties. Whether the University of Bayreuth will participate in the DEAL agreements has not yet been determined (as of 01.12.2023).
In 2024, articles in gold open access journals can be funded with 700 euros gross/article until further notice. This also applies to gold open access articles in journals of the three DEAL publishers Elsevier, Springer Nature and Wiley ─ regardless of whether the University of Bayreuth will participate in the DEAL agreements with Elsevier, Springer Nature and Wiley in 2024 or not.