No Agreement with Elsevier

The scientific council members and the President of the Max Planck Society have decided to discontinue their Elsevier subscription when the current agreement expires on December 31, 2018. With this move the Society affirmed its support of the national licensing framework Projekt DEAL.

From 2019 there will be no more access to current full texts of Elsevier journals. Articles with publication date 2018 and earlier will still be available.

To order articles, please use the MPG/SFX Citation Linker or the MPG SFX button, which is displayed on the Elsevier page for unlicensed articles or in Web of Science. You are also welcome to contact us directly if you have any questions or requests.

OA Publishing with Oxford

The Max Planck Society established a new agreement with Oxford University Press (OUP) which includes an open access element. Max Planck authors are allowed to publish Open Access in selected OUP journals under a free Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY). The publication charges will be directly and fully funded by the MPS as of submission date January 1, 2019.

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

OA Publishing with the Royal Society

Now the Max Planck Society pays the article processing charges centrally for the following gold open access journals by the Royal Society:

Conditions for open access publishing:

  • 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.
  • Acceptance date after July 1, 2018.

Royal Society Open Science
It is a gold open access journal by the Royal Society. The journal covers the entire range of science, engineering and mathematics. It offers open peer-review as an option and articles embody open data principles.

Open Biology
It is an online journal that welcomes original, high impact research in cell and developmental biology, molecular and structural biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, immunology, microbiology and genetics.