Publish Open Access in Physical Review Journals

The Max Planck Society has established a new agreement with the American Physical Society (APS) which allows authors to publish open access in all APS journals (except „Physics“ and „Review of Modern Physics“) under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY); under the agreement, the article processing charges will be paid centrally by the MPS.

It also covers read access to all APS journals.

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 between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020.
  • The author must publish under the Max Planck affiliation. The respective Max Planck Institute must be stated in the published article.
  • The author must be the initial corresponding author of the article, which is the author identified as the corresponding author in the intitial instance of submission of a manuscript to one of the publisher’s journals. Please note that it is not possible to obtain eligibility under the agreement through later changes in the corresponding authorship.
  • Please use your Max Planck email address and state your Max Planck affiliation during submission and in correspondence whenever possible to ensure identification as eligible under the agreement.

The agreement will initially run until the end of 2020 as a pilot project and is intended to be continued beyond that date.