Information for Max Planck Authors

Authors affiliated with an eligible Max Planck Institute receive a 30% discount on the current standard Book Publishing Charge (BPC). Above a limit of 120.000 words and 85 figures additional fees are due for Cambridge monographs. The 30% discount will be applied to the total amount including charges for additional words and figures. MPDL covers half of the discounted total amount. The remaining half of the discounted amount has to be paid by the author or his/her MPI.

In order to make use of the agreement, the following conditions must be met:

  • Authors must be affiliated with an eligible Max Planck Institute and this affiliation must be stated in the published book.
  • Eligible product types under this agreement are Cambridge monographs and Cambridge Elements
  • Eiligible author's signing date of the author agreement must be between May 1, 2021 and December 31, 2024.
  • CC-BY-NC license is the default.



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