Project DEAL and Springer Nature Signed a Nationwide Contract

The Project DEAL has established a nationwide open access agreement with Springer Nature which allows authors to publish open access in nearly all Springer hybrid journals. The agreement also covers read access to all Springer journals.

The conditions are the following:

  • The acceptance date of the article must be after January 1, 2020.
  • The article has been accepted by an Open Choice eligible journal that offers a CC-BY license.
  • A Max Planck author must be the submitting and corresponding author of the article.
  • The author is affiliated with a Max Planck Institute and publishes under this affiliation.
  • The article matches one of these types: Original Paper, Review Paper, Brief Communication, Editorial Notes, Book Reviews, Letters, Reports.

Open access publishing in SpringerOpen or BioMedCentral journals is still processed and centrally paid by the Max Planck Society.

The open access component within the Project DEAL for Nature fully open access journals (e.g. Nature Communications, Scientific Reports and npj Computational Materials) will start later this year. As of 1 August 2020 the costs will be directly and fully funded via DEAL. Until then the library meets the publication charges in these gold open access journals.

Publish Open Access in Angewandte and Other Wiley Journals

The Project DEAL has established a nationwide open access agreement with Wiley which allows authors to publish open access in nearly all Wiley fully open access and hybrid journals. The agreement covers the open access publishing of accepted articles by submitting corresponding authors affiliated with Max Planck.

The agreement also covers read access to all Wiley journals.

In order to make use of the agreement, the following criteria must be met:

  • The acceptance date of the article must be after July 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.
  • “Primary research articles” and “reviews” are regarded as article types entitled for OA publications.
  • Please select the CC-BY license to comply with the Berlin Declaration on Open Access and the guidelines of PlanS!

More information at:
https://authorservices.wiley.com/author-resources/Journal-Authors/open-access/affiliation-policies-payments/german-projekt-deal-agreement.html

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.