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DEAL contract with Wiley

Like most other universities, the LMU has signed up to the Germany-wide Project DEAL agreement with the publishing house Wiley. This agreement provides members of the LMU not only with electronic access to all Wiley journals but also with new ways of publishing research results Open Access.

The agreement will initially run for a period of four years (2019-2022).

Contents of the agreement

The agreement with Wiley specifically confers the following usage rights on all researchers and students of the LMU:

Reading access

You will have electronic access to the complete collection of Wiley journals published since 1997 (about 1,600 journals). Permanent archive rights will ensure all of these journals remain available even after the agreement expires.

All journals are accessible via the EZB (Electronic Journals Library).

Link to the EZB with all journals


The requirements for publishing in Hybrid as well as Gold Open Access are:

  • Most of the research was carried out at the LMU.
  • The submission must be made using a valid LMU email address.
  • The corresponding author is an active member of the LMU.
  • The LMU is stated as the main affiliation in the article.

Hybrid Open Access

From 01.07.2019 onwards all LMU researchers have the option, but not the obligation, to publish their research articles in Wiley subscription journals (so-called "hybrid journals") under a Creative Commons publishing licence („Wiley Online Open“). If the corresponding author is a member of the LMU, the authors will not be charged any additional publication fees. The University Library recommends using the licence CC-BY or CC-BY-SA.

Gold Open Access

In addition, it will also still be possible to publish in Wiley's Open Access journals ("Gold Open Access"). Wiley will grant all LMU members a 20% discount on the associated publication fees. These costs will not be funded centrally, but must be borne by the relevant institutes, departments and faculties.

Link to the complete and constantly updated list of Wiley journals

Significance of the agreement

  • This means that the publications of members of the LMU will be available free to interested scholars worldwide. This will mean a considerable increase in the visibility of this research work, simplifying its re-use whilst continuing to respect the rights of the authors.
  • All articles published via the Project DEAL agreement with Wiley will additionally be made available via the University Library's publications server and will thus remain permanently archived at the LMU

Contact partners at the University Library

  • For help on electronic publishing and Open Access:
    Electronic Publications Division
    Volker Schallehn:
    Tel. 089 2180-2144
  • For help on the agreement, the journal licences and the accessibility of the journals:
    Central Media Processing Department
    Simon Xalter:
    Tel. 089 2180-3401

Further information

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