MPDL strives to make Open Access publishing as easy as possible for the researchers of the Max Planck Society. One measure is to contract central agreements covering article processing charges (APCs) out of central funds on behalf of Max Planck authors. Additionally, Max Planck authors often receive special conditions with publishers offering Open Access options. If you are about to submit your paper to one of the publishers listed on this page, please consider the conditions provided below.

In case you are looking for a specific journal and you are unsure whether Open Access article charges will be covered centrally, you may search the following tool:

Please note that there are many more relevant Open Access journals, including those not raising any article charges. A complete overview is available in the:

 

Central Open Access publisher agreements: Article charges covered by MPDL

PUBLISHER ENTITLED AUTHORS JOURNALS

BioMed Central (BMC)

Corresponding author

All BMC journals

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals (BQFJ)

Corresponding author

All BQFJ titles

Copernicus

Corresponding author

All Copernicus journals

eLIFE

Corresponding author

eLIFE

Frontiers

Corresponding author

All Frontiers journals

Hindawi Corresponding author All Hindawi journals

Institute of Physics / New Journal of Physics

Corresponding author or "senior author" (being the person named last in the list of authors of a paper)

New Journal of Physics

Latest Thinking

Max Planck researchers who have been invited by Latest Thinking for a video publication

http://lt.org/ 

Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

Corresponding author

All MDPI Journals

Open Library of the Humanities MPDL supports OLH through financial partnership. OLH does not charge any publication fees. OLH

PeerJ

MPDL covers "Enhanced Publication Plan" for all Max Planck authors

PeerJ

Public Library of Science (PLoS)

Corresponding author

All PLoS journals

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)/ RSC "Read & Publish"

Corresponding author

The RSC "Read & Publish" agreement centrally covers the open access charge for affiliated corresponding authors in those subscription-based journals that are offering the hybrid open access option and that also have a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY).

Further information

ScienceOpen [Pilot agreement]

Corresponding author

ScienceOpen Research & ScienceOpen Posters

SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics)

Corresponding author

All SPIE journals

Springer / Springer Compact Agreement

Corresponding author

The Springer Compact agreement centrally covers the open access charge for affiliated corresponding authors in those subscription-based journals that offer the hybrid open access option "Open Choice" and that also have a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY).

Further information

SpringerOpen

Corresponding author

All SpringerOpen journals

Taylor & Francis, Cogent

Corresponding author

Information for authors on publishing with Taylor & Francis

Wiley Open Access

Submitting author

All Wiley Open Access journals

NOTE: We do NOT cover article charges for Wiley OnlineOpen ("hybrid")

 

Open Access Monograph Publishing

PUBLISHER ENTITLED AUTHORS  

De Gruyter OA Books

Authors affiliated with a Max Planck Institute - authors receive a discount if more than one Open Access monograph is published with De Gruyter - no central payment by MPDL

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Nomos

Authors or editors affiliated with a Max Planck Institute receiving a print grant from their institute: MPDL covers costs of a simultaneous open access online publication

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Further related Terms and Conditions for Max Planck Authors without central Funding

The following table shows special terms and conditions for Max Planck authors beyond our central agreements where no central funding is provided.

PUBLISHER CONDITIONS JOURNALS

AAAS / Science

Corresponding author - All Max Planck corresponding authors may receive institutional savings of up to 30% on APCs because Max Planck Society subscribes to the Complete Science Collection. AAAS members are entitled to receive additional savings - no central payment by MPDL.

More information at AAAS / ScienceAdvances

ScienceAdvances

American Chemical Society (ACS)

All Max Planck authors can claim the status of an "All ACS Publications" subscribing institution when they want to make use of ACS' Open Access options - no central payment by MPDL. Note that ACS requires additional fees for Creative Commons licenses.

All titles

Electrochemical Society (ECS)

Corresponding author - All Max Planck corresponding authors are eligible to use the ECS Plus Open Access option without payment of article charges (due to our subscription agreement)

All titles

IOS Press

Corresponding author - All Max Planck corresponding authors receive a 50% discount for article charges for IOS Press’ Open Access option - no central payment by MPDL

All titles

Karger

All Max Planck authors are granted a 50% discount on article processing charges for all genuine Open Access Journals - no central payment by MPDL.

Karger Open Access journals

Mary Ann Liebert

Submitting author - All Max Planck submitting authors receive a 50% discount for article charges for the Open Access option - no central payment by MPDL

All titles

National Acacemy of Sciences / Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS)

Submitting author - All Max Planck submitting authors receive a discount for the the Open Access surcharge ($1,100 instead of $1,450 ) - no central payment by MPDL

PNAS

 

SAGE

All Max Planck authors are eligible to claim reduced prices for the following OA journals: SAGE Open = 59 GBP, SAGE Open Engineering = 298 GBP, SAGE Open Medicine = 358 GBP, SAGE Open Medicine Case Reports = 268 GBP

SAGE Pure Gold Open Access Journals

 

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