SciFinder Online Workshops in January 2017

A new series of SciFinder Online Workshops will start next week:

Mon, January 23 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am:  Text Searching
Tue, January 24 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am:  Structure & Reaction Searching
Wed, January 25 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am:  Biosearching
Thu, January 26 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am:  Polymer Searching & Materials

Attendance is free of charge for staff and guests of the Max Planck Society, but online registration is required.

The online workshops are offered by the Scientific Information Retrieval Services for the Biology & Medicine Section of the Max Planck Society.
Find more details on schedule, technical requirements and registration at

New Acquisitions: January 2017

liquidsThis new title is available in the library now:

Nanocatalysis in ionic liquids edited by Martin H. G. Prechtl (29 I 24).

You can find it in the new acquisition section of the library.


More new books:

Atkins, Peter William [Auth.]… The elements of physical chemistry 2017 38 B 52-7. ed.
March, Norman H. [Auth.]… Exactly solvable models in many-body theory 2016 8 G 43
Hamann, Alexandra [Auth.]… The great transformation 2013 60 H 56
Simon, Christian [Auth.] Dahlem 2016 70 H 38

OA Publishing with Taylor & Francis

The Max Planck Society established a new agreement with Taylor & Francis which includes access to almost 300 Taylor & Francis journals as well as allowing authors to publish open access in about 2.000 Taylor & Francis and Cogent journals offering a CC-BY license option.
In order to find out about the specific license types offered, please use the publisher’s OA journal finder

The publication charges will be directly and fully funded by the MPS.

In order to make use of the agreement, please make sure to meet the following conditions when publishing with Taylor & Francis and Cogent:

  • The article has been accepted by a Taylor & Francis or Cogent journal offering a CC-BY license.
  • A Max Planck author must be the corresponding author of the article.
  • The author is affiliated with a Max Planck Institute and publishes under this affiliation.
  • The acceptance date of the article is between Jan 1, 2017 and Dec 31, 2019.
  • Eligible article types under this agreement are primarily article types with the nature of an original paper or review paper.

When submitting, a Max Planck email address should be used (if possible) and the Max Planck affiliation should be stated.

Statement on Scientific Publications

The Academie des sciences, the Leopoldina and the Royal Society have published a set of principles with the aim of defining best practice for scientific journals. The guidelines include four fundamental principles:

1- Efficient and high-quality dissemination of scientific information.
2- The avoidance of all forms of conflict of interest.
3- The necessity to ensure fair reviewing of articles.
4- Keeping the handling and decision-making processes regarding scientific articles entirely under the control of well-recognised scientists.” (See press release)

Over that the three societies support the principles of open access (both “green” and “gold” routes). They “believe that the funds currently spent on journal subscriptions should be re-directed to fund publication charges“.