Publish Open Access with Cambridge University Press

The Max Planck Society established a new agreement with Cambridge University Press (CUP) which allows authors to publish open access in all CUP fully open access and hybrid journals. The agreement centrally covers the open access charge for Max Planck affiliated submitting corresponding authors who publish in CUP journals under a Creative Commons license. The agreement is in effect from Jan. 1, 2019.

The following journals, among others, are part of the agreement:

In addition, MPG members will have access to CUP’s full collection of nearly 400 journals.

Publish Open Access with the American Chemical Society

The Max Planck Society has established a new open access agreement with the American Chemical Society which covers open access publishing of all accepted articles by submitting corresponding Max Planck authors in ACS journals that offer a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY); under the agreement, the article processing charges will be paid centrally by the MPS.

The agreement also covers read access to the ACS “All Publications” Package and Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN).

To publish open access without having to pay Article Publication Charges (APCs), the following criteria must be met:

  • The acceptance date of the article must be after Jan 1, 2019.
  • The author must publish under the Max Planck affiliation which must also be stated in the published article.
  • The author must be the submitting and corresponding author of the article.
  • Authors must actually submit the article from their Max Planck e-mail address and be the one to communicate with ACS during the production process.

Please be advised that ACS uses the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) for their workflow. If you don’t have an account, the library can order OA for your article.

Softwareheritage.org

The Software Heritage initiative is building an archive of software source code. It aims to preserve and share all software that is publicly available in source code form and provides unique identifiers. More than five billion files from more than 88 million projects are available up to now.

The Software Heritage was founded by the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation Inria. The UNESCO supports the project and some private companies funds it.

https://www.softwareheritage.org/

New Search Interface for Langenscheidt

Langenscheidt has relaunched its online dictionaries. Now the dictionaries are available at

https://owb.langenscheidt.com/

We have access to the following dictionaries:

  • a set of bilingual concise and technical dictionaries (German – foreign language)
  • some titles of the Duden series
  • dictionary ‘Deutsch als Fremdsprache’
  • pocket dictionary English – Chinese