Information for Max Planck Authors

Authors affiliated with an eligible Max Planck Institute receive a discount on the standard Book Publishing Charge (BPC) and on the standard Chapter Publishing Charge. MPDL covers the costs remaining after the discount is applied on a pro rata basis. The agreement runs until October 2025.

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


  • Eligible authors are all authors and volume editors affiliated with an eligible Max Planck Institute. Volume editors must additionally be authors of a chapter of an edited volume.
  • Eligible authors must be affiliated with an eligible Max Planck Institute and this affiliation must be stated in the published book or chapter.
  • Eligible works under this agreement are Brill monographs, edited volumes and individual chapters in edited volumes.  
  • Brill‘s German language imprints Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Böhlau, Schöningh, Fink & mentis are included.



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Further information

Brill press release

Open Access Support by Max Planck Digital Library

Open Access at the Max Planck Society