Information for Max Planck Authors

Max Planck authors can publish open access in about 1,100 SAGE journals. The Open Access agreement for Max Planck Society centrally covers the OA charges for affiliated corresponding authors in all Gold Open Access journals or in hybrid titles in the SAGE Premier package. In addition, MPG members will have access to the SAGE Premier collection of subscription journals.

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

  • The article has been accepted by a participating SAGE Gold Open Access journal or a journal in the 2024 SAGE Premier package, that offers the SAGE Choice option. (To see if your journal is covered, visit the MPG OA Journal Finder, our searchable list of OA journals with central payment.)
  • The Max Planck Society recommends authors to select the CC-BY license; in cases where a CC-BY license is not offered by the journal, another CC license is acceptable.
  • A Max Planck author must be the corresponding author of the article and submit the article using their Max Planck email address. Please note that in order to be eligible it is not sufficient to be corresponding author in name only.
  • 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 agreement is in effect until Dec. 31, 2025. Be advised that relevant for eligibility is the date the article enters SAGE's production system, not the submission or acceptance date.
  • The article matches one of these types: Original Research Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication, Short Report, Case Report or similar (not included article types: errata, book review, editorial, published abstract, call for papers, news items or similar).
  • Articles published in sponsored supplements are not eligible under this agreement.
  • Articles eligible under this agreement will be identified post-acceptance based on email domain or Ringgold ID provided on submission.

Please note that charges for additional options (color-in-print, posters etc.) are NOT covered by this agreement.



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