DEAL ist ein Problem – Gespräch mit Thomas Stäcker über die Folgen der Digitalisierung für Bibliotheken (3) – Aus der Forschungs­bibliothek Krekelborn

From Google’s English:  

“Isn’t it obvious that the DEAL project wants to promote open access, but that this good intention is bought at a high price and the oligopoly structures in the science market are being consolidated?

I agree with you there. However, many colleagues in the library world see things differently and see DEAL as a success. After a few years of observation, however, I have to confirm the diagnosis that expectations in DEAL as a game changer in terms of the publication system are being disappointed. We don’t save any money. Promises of reallocating funds are unrealistic. I consider the still existing restriction to a few players to be fatal, since existing oligopolies are being further entrenched. The really good thing about DEAL is that you negotiate on a national level in a consortium. It is also very important that the German Rectors’ Conference organizes this process, because science itself and not just the libraries are involved.So I think a lot of DEAL as a structure, but I don’t think that DEAL is still addressing the right issues at the moment. Why can’t DEAL as a consortium also serve, for example, to establish Diamond Open Access structures? You could get the funding for this, for example from the DFG….”

Open Access in Berlin und Brandenburg : Klappe, die zweite

Thanks to various measures, the Berlin-Brandenburg region is very active and present when it comes to OA. One feature of this commitment is numerous exchange and communication formats. The virtual Open Access Week “Quo Vadis Open Science”, which runs from November 2021 to March 2022, is an example of this.

Der Publikationsfonds für Open-Access-Monografien des Landes Brandenburg. Verlagserfahrungen und Kostentransparenz | Zenodo

From Google’s English:  “In these presentation slides, information on the publication fund for Open Access monographs of the State of Brandenburg is presented in a broken down manner. The presentation slides were used as part of a training course held on February 22nd, 2023 by the Networking and Competence Center Open Access Brandenburg (VuK). The applications for approved publications and the Open Access cost breakdowns by the publishers, which must be submitted as part of the application process, are particularly highlighted. 

The publication fund for Open Access monographs and the work of the VuK is financed by the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg.”

EU-Wissenschaftsministerien erörtern Open Science |

From Google’s English:  “This week, the EU science ministers discussed the further development of Open Science in Europe as part of the Swedish EU Council Presidency…

In the run-up to the meeting, two briefing papers worth reading were published. These deal with the topics of infrastructure for research data ( PDF ) and open access ( PDF ). The paper on Open Access poses the question of the future design of future digital science communication: 

“In the current system for scholarly publishing, the increasing costs for scholarly publishing associated with certain business models may cause inequality in the scientific communities and may also become unsustainable for public research funds and institutions accountable for the spending of public funds. What measures have already been taken and what other shared actions could be taken at national or European level to avoid situations where researchers, due to financial capacities rather than quality criteria, are limited in their choice of publication channels, and where they, as well as the broader public, due to paywalls, are locked out from accessing research publications?”

A press release summarizes the results….”

Preprints als Informationsquelle besser nutzbar machen – TH Köln

From Google’s English:  “In the project PIXLS – Preprint Information eXtraction for Life Sciences, TH Köln and ZB MED will develop an application over the next three years that automatically opens up the preprint server. This enables the research community to make better use of current information that was published on preprint servers – and therefore hardly appears in classic detection and search systems.

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding the project as part of the e-Research Technologies framework programme.”

Befragung: Rahmenbedingungen und Kriterien bei der Veröffentlichung einer wissenschaftlichen Publikation – OPTIMETA

From Google’s English:  “Help us to find out more about the framework and criteria for publishing a scientific publication!

It is our concern to strengthen the Open Access publication landscape by creating the opportunity, especially for smaller Open Access journals, to increase the visibility of their articles and thus their authors through easily implementable technical innovations. We are trying to implement this in the BMBF project OPTIMETA.

In this context, we are interested in the perspective of scientists. We want to find out what attitudes, habits and expectations researchers have in relation to scientific publishing. We are currently conducting a survey and ask for your support. We would be very pleased if you, as a scientist, could take part in the survey and/or forward the survey link to potentially interested researchers.

Participation in the survey is possible until January 20th and will take about 15 to 20 minutes.”

DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft schafft Grundlagen für die Veröffentlichung von Abschlussberichten

From Google’s English:  “Recipients of grants from the German Research Foundation (DFG) are obliged to report on their work and the results obtained after completing their project. The reports serve to account for the use of public funds and provide information about the success of the funding and for the further development of funding programs….

In order to broaden the scientific information base and to contribute to the necessary culture change in scientific publishing, the DFG Executive Board has decided to make final reports of DFG projects easier to access and to make the scientific results section from project reports publicly accessible….

In future, grant recipients will be asked to make part of the final report intended for publication accessible in suitable repositories. The publication is supported by corresponding templates, which specify a structuring into a part intended for publication and a non-public part. In addition, the DFG provides a non-binding white list that identifies at least one possible place of publication for each scientific area according to tested quality standards….

For most applications approved after January 1, 2023, the templates provided are mandatory when preparing the final report. Projects that were approved at an earlier point in time can also use the templates. From summer 2023 it will be possible to send the link to the repository to the DFG via the elan application portal and link the reports in GEPRIS….”

Open-Access-Transformation in der Geschichte

“Open access for excellent historical publications: Thanks to the support of 32 Academic libraries and initiatives can transform a total of nine new historical publications in 2022 and publish them immediately in open access without incurring publication costs for authors. The following institutions and initiatives have made the Open Access publication of this title possible with their contribution: …”

Open Science Winter School | Universität Tübingen

From Google’s English:  “On February 13, 2023, the TOSI Chapter Economics and Social Sciences will host the second Winter School on Open Science/Open Scholarship. The Winter School program covers a wide spectrum – for newcomers as well as for advanced students and experts . Quantitative , qualitative and cross- paradigm aspects of Open Science/Open Scholarship will be covered in six hands-on workshops.”

Mehr Transparenz in der klinischen Forschung: Wie werden die neuen Transparenzvorschriften aus Sicht der pharmazeutischen Industrie bewertet? | SpringerLink

[English-language abstract, article in German.]

Abstract:  The year 2014 was a turning point for transparency in clinical research. Two regulatory innovations comprehensively changed the rules in the EU. For one thing, Regulation (EU) No. 536/2014 on clinical trials of medicinal products for human use (Clinical Trials Regulation – CTR) came into force, and for another thing, Policy 0070 of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on the publication of and access to clinical data was published. While the policy has been occupying the pharmaceutical industry in practice since 2015, the requirements of the CTR came into effect at the end of January 2022.

The main innovation of the CTR is public access to the majority of documents and records that are created during the application process as well as during the course and after completion of a clinical trial. The special feature of Policy 0070 is the possibility for EU citizens to inspect the essential parts of a marketing authorisation application, such as the Clinical Study Report.

This contribution to the discussion describes the completely new challenges in the area of transparency that the pharmaceutical industry is facing as a result of the new requirements. In principle, transparency is to be welcomed in order to achieve the goals of the EU in the development and availability of medicines and vaccines. However, the protection of trade and business secrets of the pharmaceutical industry would be jeopardised. In the worst case, this could lead to a decline in investment in research and development within the scope of this regulation and to an international shift of clinical trials, including developing or emerging countries. Germany could lose more and more its leading role in conducting clinical trials in the EU.

Freier Zugang umgehend und uneingeschränkt – das ändert ab dem 1. Januar 2023

From Google’s English:  “The SNSF will adjust its Open Access requirements at the beginning of 2023. Scientific articles must now be accessible immediately. This corresponds to the principles of cOAlition S, which the SNSF joined in June 2022….

If scientific results are only publicly accessible after a blocking period, this not only harms science, but also society, which has often paid for this research. “From the point of view of the SNSF, the time for such delays in articles is now over,” says Matthias Egger, President of the National Research Council. “We no longer accept blocking periods.” If the SNSF funds a research project, the resulting articles must be freely available immediately.

As before, this obligation can be fulfilled in three different ways: publication in an open access journal (golden way), in a hybrid journal or as a manuscript version (“Author’s Accepted Manuscript”) in a digital archive (green way). The regulations for books and book chapters remain unchanged.

Use without any restrictions

Other requirements will also be new for 2023. The SNSF stipulates a CC-BY license for all articles. Scientific articles are primarily distributed and read digitally. Both the researchers and the SNSF have an interest in knowledge being spread as widely as possible and used in as many different ways as possible. The so-called Creative Commons licenses (CC licenses) are the standard today for the use of digital content and content distributed via the Internet. This means: The articles can basically be used without restrictions – from further distribution to automated evaluation in order to gain completely new insights. Of course, the researchers must be named as the authors each time they are used, and it must be clear whether the content has been changed.

rights reserved

Many publishers restrict what researchers can do with the articles they have created themselves through exclusive publication contracts. Very often these limitations also prevent the fulfillment of OA obligations. The SNSF is therefore adopting the rights retention strategy developed by cOAlition S: researchers reserve the right to make their manuscript freely available immediately and under a CC-BY license when they submit it. They refer to their obligations towards the SNSF….”

Open Access in der Berufsbildungsforschung

From Google’s English:  “Open access has arrived in the subject area of ??vocational training research as an important topic with regard to the publication of and access to research and work results. This volume is dedicated to the advantages and challenges associated with open access from different perspectives. The aim is to provide comprehensive information about open access on the one hand and to make the complex threads of discussion visible on the other.”

Job: Projektmitarbeiter:in im EU-Projekt CRAFT-OA (E13) | Stabi-Blog, SUB Hamburg

Ihre Aufgaben

wirken im EU-Projekt CRAFT-OA an der Definition von technischen- und Publikationsstandards für Diamond-Open-Access-Journals mit,
unterstützen die Ausgestaltung von Rahmenbedingungen des elektronischen Publizierens dieser Journals auf internationaler Ebene,
koordinieren die Dokumentation der Projektergebnisse und leisten Support bei deren Nutzung,
vermitteln durch vielfältige Netzwerkaktivitäten die Projektergebnisse in die Fachgemeinschaften,
erstellen Übersichten über technische Standards und Best Practices im Publizieren im Diamond Open Access,
arbeiten mit Partner:innen in einem multinationalen europäischen Projekt zusammen.

Ihr Profil

abgeschlossenes wissenschaftliches Hochschulstudium (Master oder vergleichbar)


Erfahrung im Bereich Projektmanagement
Berufserfahrung in einer wissenschaftlichen oder wissenschaftsnahen Tätigkeit
Publikationskenntnisse im Open-Access, idealerweise als Herausgebende:r einer Zeitschrift oder als Infrastrukturanbieter:in
Erfahrung mit Publikationssoftwares, idealerweise OJS oder OMP
vertiefte Sprachkenntnisse in Deutsch, Englisch und möglichst einer weiteren europäischen Sprache

Wir über uns
Die Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg (SUB) gehört zu den großen Bibliotheken in Deutschland. Sie versorgt die dynamische Wissenschaftsmetropole Hamburg mit digitalen und physischen Medien und stellt für die Hochschulen und ihre Angehörigen eine breite Palette an Dienstleistungen bereit. Als wissenschaftliche Stadtbibliothek und Landesbibliothek der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg steht sie allen Menschen offen. Ihr zentral gelegenes Gebäude im Grindelviertel ist ein Ort lebendiger akademischer Kultur für Forschende, Lehrende, Studierende und für alle, die sich weiterbilden wollen oder sich für Hamburg in Gegenwart und Geschichte interessieren.

Im EU-Projekt CRAFT-OA (Creating A Robust Accessible Federated Technology for Open Access) kooperieren 23 Konsortialpartner aus 17 europäischen Ländern. Ziele des Projektes sind die Erarbeitung von technischen Verbesserungen für Zeitschriftenplattformen und -software, der Aufbau von Communities of Practice sowie die Erhöhung der Sichtbarkeit und Auffindbarkeit von Diamond-OA-Veröffentlichungen durch Integration in die EOSC und durch andere große Datenaggregatoren. Das Projekt versteht sich komplementär zum laufenden EU-Projekt DIAMAS (Developing Institutional Open Access Publishing Models to Advance Scholarly Communication,

Der Landesbetrieb SUB ist mit dem Siegel „Familienfreundliches Unternehmen“ der Hamburger Allianz für Familien und dem Open Library Badge ausgezeichnet worden.
Die Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg steht allen Menschen offen und setzt sich aktiv für Chancengleichheit und Teilhabe ein. Wir freuen uns über neue Perspektiven, Expertisen und vielfältige Sprachkenntnisse. Wir wünschen uns daher Bewerbungen unabhängig von Nationalität, ethnischer und sozialer Herkunft, Religion/Weltanschauung, Behinderung, Alter sowie sexueller Orientierung und Identität. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter

Die SUB ist bestrebt, bestehende Unterrepräsentanzen von sowohl Frauen als auch Männern abzubauen. Wir fordern insbesondere Männer auf, sich zu bewerben. Sie werden aufgrund ihrer Unterrepräsentanz bei gleicher Eignung, Befähigung und fachlicher Leistung vorrangig berücksichtigt.


Open-Access-Transformation in der Medienwissenschaft — Ein Bericht von Kai Matuszkiewicz und Sarah-Mai Dang | Open-Media-Studies-Blog

Der vorliegende Bericht dokumentiert die Paneldiskussion Open-Access-Transformation in der Medienwissenschaft – Arbeitsprozesse mit Zukunft? auf der Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft 2022 zum Thema «Arbeit» bzw. deren Ergebnisse. Der Text widmet sich, im Anschluss an eine Kontextualisierung und Einordnung der Paneldiskussion in übergreifende Diskussionszusammenhänge, der Darlegung der Diskussionsergebnisse. Gestaltet wurde die Paneldiskussion von der Redaktion des Open-Media-Studies-Blog, Mitgliedern der AG Open Media Studies sowie der Kommission für gute Arbeit in der Wissenschaft der GfM.


Open-Access-Reporting – Kriterien und Erhebungspraxis. Diskussionspapier der AG Wissenschaftliches Publikationssystem in der Schwerpunktinitiative „Digitale Information“ der Allianz der deutschen Wissenschaftsorganisationen | GFZpublic

Deinzer, G., Geschuhn, K., Mittermaier, B., Pampel, H., Retzlaff, E., Seeh, S., Siegert, O., Kreß, U. (2022): Open-Access-Reporting – Kriterien und Erhebungspraxis. Diskussionspapier der AG Wissenschaftliches Publikationssystem in der Schwerpunktinitiative „Digitale Information“ der Allianz der deutschen Wissenschaftsorganisationen.