A prominent publisher of selective subscription journals has stepped up its commitment to open access and bringing down paywalls. The Nature family of journals announced this week it has struck a deal that will allow scientists at research institutions across Germany to publish papers in Nature and its 54 sister journals that are immediately free to read. Starting in January 2021, institutions can pay an annual fee that allows their scientists to publish an unlimited number of research articles in the journals that will be free to all readers. The fee will also include access to read other types of Nature content. The fee each institution pays will be based in part on Nature’s calculation that it will cost €9500 ($11,200) to publish each open-access paper.