Publishing and Open Access
On this page you will find information about publishing and Open Access in the Max Planck Society. Max Planck authors receive special conditions with several publishers offering Open Access options. If you are about to submit your paper, there are many options and plenty of publishers to choose from where the article process charges (APC) can be covered centrally from the MPS (MPG).
Open Access Publishing
Thanks to a growing number of agreements negotiated by the Max Planck Digital Library with many major publishers, Max Planck authors can publish their articles open access free of charge, increasing the visibility and impact of their work!
When publishing an article in any of the journals listed below, the relative article processing charges (APCs) will be fully covered by central library funds. Authors will be prompted to state their Max Planck affiliation upon submission.
Please note that the list is continuously updated with titles from various data sources and therefore may not always be complete or reflect the current state of the art in our (MPDL) publisher agreements.
Take care that you meet the requirements from the journals! If the wrong author type or licence are choosed, the APCs may not be covered. For example, there are differences between the types of entitled authors (corresponding author, submitting corresponding author).
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Read more about the different types of CC licences here.
Before choosing a licence, think about why you want to share your work, and how you hope others will use that work.
The toolkit was created in collaboration with Springer Nature and The University of Glasgow and has been written by nearly 70 experts from the academic community and scholarly communications organisations. Each article offers a brief introduction to a particular aspect of open access book publishing. The toolkit also serves as a signposting tool: articles include a list of sources referenced, further reading and links to definitions of key terms.
Open Access Archiving
“Green” Open Access
means that the published article or the final peer reviewed manuscript is archived (deposited) by the author or a representative in an online repository before, alongside or after its publication. Self-archiving regulations differ between publisher’s. Normally authors have to check their publishing agreement to find out whether self-archiving is allowed.
Since 2014 German copyright law has allowed authors of research publications at non-university research institutes to re-publish their papers 12 months after the original publication in a manuscript format. This right cannot be rescinded by any publishing agreement.
Reserach data repository
This research data repository is developed in the MPG. It is possible to upload your research data and get a DOI for them as well, at no cost. The DOI-registration is now a integrated part of the process uploading data to the repository.
Using journal articles as part of a (cumulative) dissertation
The University of Regensburg has made an excellent list around including journal articles in theses. The collected guidelines from some of the most known publishers and put it into system.