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The library of the MPIs Martinsried is a specialized reference library primarily rendering services to research staff and visiting scientists. Its collection of books and ejournals is mainly used on behalf of the Institute´s research projects.

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Publish Open Access in Nature journals

Thanks to a new framework agreement negotiated by the Max Planck Digital Library, scientists at participating German institutions will be able to publish their research articles accepted for publication in Nature and Nature Research journals openly for the first time ever.
At the same time, institutions will gain access to the entire portfolio of Nature Research and Nature Review journals. Press release

Max Planck Society and AIP Publishing sign multi-year Read and Publish agreement

As a result, articles by MPS-affiliated authors accepted for publication in AIP journals will be made open access immediately without any article processing charge (APC).

Springer Nature and Projekt Deal finalise world's largest oa agreement

Springer Nature and MPDL Services GmbH on behalf of Projekt DEAL today announce that the formal contract for the world’s largest transformative Open Access (OA) agreement to date has been signed

Max Planck Society discontinues agreement with Elsevier

The MPS contract with the publisher Elsevier expired in 2018 and a new central contract will not be negotiated under the present circumstances. What does it mean for our scientists?

The New York Times is available online

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