The Max Planck Digital Library and The Royal Society have signed a pilot agreement to enable open access publishing across the entire publisher's journal portfolio.

The Publish and Read agreement builds on the foundations of the central agreement that already covers publishing for Max Planck Society authors in the fully open access journals Open Biology and Royal Society Open Science.

This new 3-year agreement comes into effect in January 2021 and ensures that articles by Max Planck researchers accepted for publication in any Royal Society journal will be made open access and the relative publishing fees will be covered by the Max Planck Digital Library. Max Planck researchers also gain full access to the complete Royal Society journal portfolio, from its first publications in 1665 to date, significantly increasing their access to scientific papers in all disciplines.

Read the full press release here.