In cooperation with DeepGreen articles in Economics and Business Studies from the Wiley publishing house are now automatically avialable via EconStor. Only subject-relevant articles from selected journals in the Wiley-DEAL contract are accessed. So far EconStor has received about 300 articles from the years 2019 and 2020.
“EconStor makes an important contribution to making scientific articles accessible to a broad readership. Including relevant articles published under our contract with Project DEAL increases their visibility. Following the successful launch of our partnership with DeepGreen in September 2020, we are pleased to support the Open Access transformation in Germany with another initiative,” said Dr. Guido F. Herrmann, Managing Director and Vice President, Wiley-VCH GmbH.
Olaf Siegert, Head of the Department of Publication Services at the ZBW, emphasizes: “We are pleased that subject-relevant articles from the Wiley-DEAL are now also made available via EconStor. This underscores the role of repositories as publication venues for scientific institutions in ensuring the Open Access transformation. As a specialist repository, we in particular already have a strong network in economic research and are used by many institutions and authors to disseminate their research results. The articles from transformation contracts are an important building block in the further development. It’s great that DeepGreen is actively supporting us here.”
DeepGreen was developed as part of a five-year DFG project. It pursues the goal of automatically delivering full texts and metadata of scientific and scholarly publications to institutional and subject-specific OA repositories, thereby promoting the OA transformation in Germany. The project consortium consisted of the Cooperative Library Network Berlin-Brandenburg, the Bavarian State Library, the University Library of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, the University Library of the Technical University Berlin, the Helmholtz Open Science Office of the Helmholtz Association, and the Bavarian Library Network. After an extended test phase, DeepGreen will start pilot operations in June 2021 with eight publishers, 60 institutional repositories and three subject-based repositories. In two years, the organizational-legal foundations for the regular operation of the national open access service are to be laid. The integration of subject repositories marks another milestone in the DeepGreen project.
“We are pleased about the connection of EconStor. The delivery of data to subject-specific OA repositories is a success for DeepGreen and demonstrates the relevance of repositories in the OA transformation,” says Roland Bertelmann, head of the Helmholtz Open Science Office of the Helmholtz Association, which is responsible for the relevant work package as a project partner in DeepGreen.