SCOAP3 for Books

The project SCOAP3 for Books has made the first four book titles available in open access. The books will be available at OAPEN and on the respective publisher websites.

More books will follow in the next 12 months, including titels from Springer, Taylor & Francis, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press und Elsevier.

MPG Agreement for Open Access Books

The Max Planck Society and De Gruyter have signed an agreement to cooperate in the publication of Open Access books. The agreement regulates organizational, legal and financial conditions (e.g. the use of the Creative Commons license).The specific details should be determined in a seperate agreement, which the author enter into with the publisher. Furthermore the MPG will not pay publication charges centrally.

See press release [pdf].

SpringerOpen Books

Springer has started a new open access program publishing books, including complete monographs, edited volumes, proceedings and SpringerBriefs. SpringerOpen books are freely available at Springer’s website and they are listed in the Directory of Open Access Books.

Authors at our institute who wish to publish a SpringeOpen book will receive a 15% discount on the publication fee due to Max Planck Society’s Prepay Membership.

More information at