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 http://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/journal-list/.

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.

OA Agreement: “RSC Read & Publish”

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Max Planck Society have signed an agreement which allows Max Planck researchers to publish their papers open access in RSC journals, which offer a CC-BY license, and access to all RSC subscription journal content.

The Open Access agreement with Max Planck Society centrally covers the open access charge for affiliated corresponding authors in those subscription-based journals that are offering the hybrid open access option and that also have a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY).

In order to make use of the agreement, please make sure to meet the following conditions when publishing with RSC:

  • The article has been accepted by an RSC journal that offers 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, 2018.
  • The article matches one of these types: Communication, Paper, Review-type article.
  • Charges for additional options (color-in-print, posters etc.) are NOT covered by this agreement.

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

New Open Access Agreement with MDPI

The Max Planck Society and the Swiss Open Access publisher MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) have signed an open access agreement. Max Planck corresponding authors can publish open access at no costs to themselves in MDPI journals.

MDPI is an academic open access publisher based in Basel, Switzerland, which publishes 150 peer-reviewed scientific journals.

catalystsCatalysts is an open access journal of catalysts and catalyzed reactions published online by MDPI.
Find more journals at http://www.mdpi.com/about/journals.

Open Access Journal on Photonics

APL Photonics BildThe American institute of Physics (AIP) has launched a new authoritative open-access peer-reviewed journal. APL Photonics covers all areas within the field of photonics like quantum optics and cryptography, novel materials and engineered structures, nonlinear optics and nanophotonics as well as physics of light sources.

The International Year of Light started to tribute the global significance of light-based technologies.

Issues of the Journal will come at spring 2016.