Information for Max Planck authors

MPG administrates and participates in the Nature Read & Publish Framework Agreement and centrally covers the Open Access fees for Research Articles in the Nature Research Journals for all Max Planck affiliated corresponding authors. The Nature Review Journals and the Nature Protocols journal are excluded from the Open Access publishing component but are included in the read access, which covers the complete Nature journal portfolio.

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

  • The article is published online on or after January 1, 2021 in a Nature Research Journal.
  • To be eligible, the author must be the corresponding author of the article.
  • The author must be affiliated with a Max Planck Institute and must publish under this affiliation – the Max Planck Institute must be stated in the published article.
  • Eligible Research Article types are Analysis, Article, Letter, Brief Communication, Registered Report, Resource, Technical Report.

  • Charges for additional options (color-in-print, posters etc.) are NOT covered by this agreement.


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