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.

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

Publishing with the Royal Society of Chemistry

Publishing your chemical sciences research with theRoyal Society of Chemistry

Dr Jeremy Allen (Deputy Editor of Chemical Sciences)
Claudia Heidrich (Sales Representative for Germany)

16 May 2019, 10 am
FHI Library

In this workshop you will receive information about the Royal Society of Chemistry’s role as a society publisher, an overview of how to get your chemical sciences research published with the RSC and other scientific journals. It will include tips to enhance the impact of your article, give an overview of the publication process, best practise concerning ethical publishing and information about the current Read&Publish agreement and its workflows with the RSC.

Coffee and cookies at 9:40

New PeerJ Chemistry Journals

PeerJ has announced five new open access journals in chemistry. The submission is already open and the new journals will launch with an extended period of free APC fees.

PeerJ offers an interesting open access business model, so authors pay for a lifetime publishing plan. The Max Planck Society covers the cost of an “Enhanced Publication Plan” for all Max Planck authors. The membership remains yours for life, even if you leave Max Planck Society. You will be identified by PeerJ based on your Max Planck email address. Alternatively, one-time APCs for Max Planck corresponding authors will be covered.