Open Access Week 2019

Today starts the International Open Access Week themed “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”.

We are celebrating the International Open Access Week with an information desk in the library. Therefor we have prepared some material including brochures, flyers, freebies and a poster on creative commons licenses.

Open Access Information Desk
FHI Library
21 – 25 October 2019

We gladly provide you support regarding publishing in open access journals [internal] and open access repositories, with a focus on MPG.PuRe.

Transformative Open Access Agreement with Springer Nature (Projekt DEAL)

Projekt Deal and Springer Nature have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The final contract will be concluded later this year.

Through the agreement, more than 13,000 articles by German scholars and scientists are expected to be published open access per year (included are 1900 subscription based journals and 600 OA gold journals, incl. Nature Communications und Scientific Reports – Nature branded subscription titles are excluded). The agreement also covers read access to all Springer Nature journals.

More information:

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.