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
Check this list BEFORE you decide to submit a paper!
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.
After clicking the link, please scroll to the bottom of the page!
You have prepared a manuscript and would like to publish it OA in a scientific journal—but you don’t know exactly in which journal and whether it will cost you anything? Or you would like to publish a book in Open Access, but don’t know which publisher offers OA? Then the oa.finder can help you! Select your publication type (journal articles—the search for book publishers is under development), your role in the submission process and at which scientific institution you are employed.
Open Access licenses
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.
More information about Open Access
Open Access books
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.
Research data management
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.
Research 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.
Open Access monitoring