Information for Max Planck Authors

MPDL established an agreement with Portland Press which allows authors to publish open access in all Portland Press/Biochemical Society journals under a free Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY). The open access agreement with Max Planck Society centrally covers the open access publication charge for Max Planck affiliated corresponding authors, meaning that authors or institutes will not be invoiced.

In order to make use of the agreement, please make sure to meet the following general conditions when publishing with Portland Press:

  • A Max Planck author must be the corresponding author of the article.
  • The author is affiliated with a Max Planck Institute and publishes under this affiliation - the Max Planck Institute must be stated in the article.
  • The article is accepted between January 1, 2024 and December 31, 2025 in a Portland Press/Biochemical Society journal.
  • Charges for additional options (color-in-print, posters etc.) are waived when publishing open access.

Please make sure to use your Max Planck email address at submission and during all stages of production if possible, as the publisher will mainly identify eligibility via email domains. During the production process, Portland Press and Max Planck Digital Library will verify author eligibility.

The list of all Portland Press journals in which you can publish your article OA at no cost to you is available on the MPG OA Journal Finder



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Further information

Open Access Support by Max Planck Digital Library

Open Access at the Max Planck Society