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Agreement with Springer: Open Access publishing in more than 1600 journals!
Posted: Oct 2015

Springer and the Max Planck Digital Library have signed an agreement which allows Max Planck researchers to publish their papers open access in more than 1,600 Springer subscription journals and access to over 2,000 Springer journals in total. The Springer Compact agreement, made for the first time with a large single research institution, combines reading and open access publishing in one payment scheme. A pilot in nature, its aim is to gain experience to help prepare a framework for a sustainable model of open access publishing and access to Springer’s subscription journals.
Read more in the official press release on the MPG Website.

For authors we have listed the cornerstones of the agreement on a dedicated page.


DOI registration now available in MPG.PuRe!
Posted: July 2015

Since April 2015 the MPDL is offering a DOI service including a web form which members of the MPG can use to request such a persistent identifier.
As announced, our users now have the additional option to register DOI for publications deposited in MPG.PuRe directly through the repository interface. The new functionality was the main component of our latest PubMan release 7.9.4. This service is as well limited to members of the MPG who also have a PuRe account with moderator rights.
Here you can find further information on the concrete workflow (in German).


MPG.eBooks - Locate and read your choice of e-books
Posted: July 2015

Over the recent years the number of e-books licensed for der Max Planck Society has been increased significantly. More than 650.000 titles from publishers like Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, Oxford University Press and many others are currently available. To help you locating your choice of e-books the new discovery interface MPG.eBooks has been launched. In addition to high-speed searching MPG.eBooks provides several useful features for search refining, citing and sharing , e.g.:

  • relevance ranking of search results
  • many filtering options to modify your search results
  • direct access link to the e-book in every record- "Read now!"
  • export and citing options
  • alerting service for your search requests via RSS

Please send feedback or suggestions to pohl@biochem.mpg.de.


MPG.PuRe is OpenAIRE compliant now
Posted: June 2015

The various preliminaries have finally paid off: MPG.PuRe, the publication repository of the Max Planck Society, has officially gained OpenAIRE compliance now. Various adjustments were necessary to meet the requirements of the OpenAIRE Guidelines 3.0. For our users the moste prominent innovation surley is the integration of new metadata fields for "project information", among other things containing data about funding organisations or funding programs, such as Horizon2020.

Further information on this topics (in German) can be found at the MPG.PuRe-Blog. A selection of publications stored in PuRe is harvested by the OpenAIRE website (see). This refers to all publications with a publicly available full text attached or with a grant ID available within the metadata. Users at the Max Planck Institutes thus can meet EU requests for the submission of publications within an OpenAIRE compliant repository simply by depositing their scientific output in PuRe as normal.


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