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Friday, October 05, 2007

Springer deal with U of Goettingen

Under a new agreement between the University of Göttingen and Springer, all articles by Göttingen faculty published in Springer journals will be OA under the Springer Open Choice program.  Read yesterday's announcement in German or in Google's English.

Comment.  The press release doesn't say whether Göttingen is paying anything beyond its current Springer subscriptions for this extra benefit.  (The Open Choice publication fee is normally $3,000 per article.)  If so, then the deal is much like an institutional membership program.  But if not, then it's like the Springer deal with the Dutch library consortium, Universiteitsbibliotheken en de Koninklijke Bibliotheek (UKB), in which current subscription payments are considered to cover publication fees as well.