EconStor now receives Wiley articles via open access data hub DeepGreen

Thanks to the new cooperation between DeepGreen and the ZBW – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft , scientific articles from the Wiley publishing house are now automatically co-published in the economics repository EconStor. Only articles relevant to the subject from selected journals from the Wiley-DEAL contract are added.

“EconStor makes an important contribution to making scientific articles accessible to a broad readership. The inclusion of relevant articles published under our contract with Projekt 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.

So far, beyond DeepGreen, there is no other data hub in Europe that has managed to expand the scope of its data buyers beyond institutional repositories. EconStor is one of three subject repositories to benefit from DeepGreen.

The integration of subject repositories offers benefits all parties involved – publishers gain more reach for their publications, authors gain more visibility, and users increase the share of freely available articles in their discipline.

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 further highlights the role of repositories as publication venues for scientific and scholarly 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 with the aim of automatically delivering full texts and metadata of scientific and scholarly publications to institutional and subject-specific OA repositories, thereby promoting OA transformation in Germany. The project consortium consisted of the Kooperativen Bibliotheksverbund 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 Bibliotheksverbund Bayern. 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 integration of EconStor. The delivery of data to subject-specific Open Access repositories is a success for DeepGreen and demonstrates the relevance of repositories in the Open Access 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.