Information for Max Planck Authors

The Max Planck Society established a new agreement with EDP Sciences which includes access to the Astronomy & Astrophysics journal content as well as allowing authors to publish open access in the journal. The Open Access agreement with Max Planck Society centrally covers the open access charge for affiliated corresponding authors in this subscription-based hybrid journal under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY). This open access agreement is part of the Max Planck Society’s strategy to enable a large-scale transition of today’s scholarly journals to open access.

In order to make use of the agreement, please make sure to meet the following conditions when publishing with Astronomy & Astrophysics:

  • The article has been accepted for publication in Astronomy & Astrophysics between January 1, 2024 and December 31, 2026.
  • A Max Planck affiliated author must be the corresponding author of the article and must publish under this affiliation – the Max Planck affiliation must be stated in the published article
  • The article matches one of these types: Original articles, Letters

Please note that charges for additional options (color-in-print, posters etc.) are NOT covered by this agreement.

When submitting, the Max Planck affiliation should be stated. During the production process, EDP Sciences and Max Planck Digital Library will verify author eligibility.



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Further information

EDP information page


Open Access Support by Max Planck Digital Library

Open Access at the Max Planck Society