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Central Open Access publisher agreements: Article charges covered by MPDL

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 online tool:

Searchable List of Open Access Journal Titles with central MPG agreement

New central agreements


IOP Open Access Agreement 2018-2020 (1/2018)

The Max Planck Society established a new agreement with Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP) which includes access to IOP's premium journal collection IOPScience extra as well as allowing authors to publish open access in 36 selected subscription 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 institutions will not be invoiced.

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New Taylor & Francis Open Access Agreement (1/2017)

Starting 2017, the Max Planck Society established a new three-year agreement with Taylor & Francis allowing Max Planck authors to publish open access in more than 2.000 Taylor & Francis and Cogent journals offering a CC-BY license option. Publishing fees will be covered centrally by the Max Planck Digital Library. On the same time, the agreement includes access to almost 300 Taylor & Francis journals.

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RSC Read & Publish Agreement for 2017-2018 (12/2016)

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Max Planck Digital Library have signed an agreement which allows Max Planck researchers to publish their papers open access in RSC journals, which offer a CC-BY license, and access to all RSC subscription journal content. The RSC “Read & Publish” agreement, made for the first time, 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 RSC’s subscription journals.

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Agreement with Springer: Open Access publishing in more than 1600 journals! (10/2015)

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.

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