Publishing and Open Access

January 20, 2021

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



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 This right cannot be rescinded by any publishing agreement. more


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.

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