New SpringerLink Platform

SpringerLink has migrated to a new platform. The new design is very simple and the search speed has been made faster.

Unfortunately your individual profile has not been migrated automatically to the new site. You will need to set up a new account.

What we miss is the nice option of the old SpringerLink to get all open access articles published in a (hybrid) journal by one click. Now you have to click through volumes, issues and ToC to find out if an article is open access. The open access indicator is shown on the article page or on the search results page.

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

New Springer Open Access title

The new interdisciplinary Open Access journal SpringerPlus is now open for submissions:

“SpringerOpen publishes high-quality peer-reviewed open access journals in Science, Technology and Medicine. Max Planck Society is a Member which means you can publish in any SpringerOpen, BioMed Central or Chemistry Central journal without paying a fee. The article-processing charge is paid centrally by your institution.”


Springer’s MyCopy Books

We already provide access to Springer eBooks. Now you can order your
personal printed copy of an eBook for € 24,95 (including shipping and handling but exclusive of VAT).


  • More than 20,000 eBooks starting with publication date 2005 are included in the MyCopy feature.
  • Each MyCopy book has a colour soft cover, with all internal pages being black and white.
  • MyCopy titles could have up to 832 pages.
  • The MyCopy service does not apply to German titles.

How to order a MyCopy book?

Go to and open up the Springer eBook you are interested in and watch out for the orange MyCopy button. Add the book of your choice to the shopping cart and follow the instructions. Payment is only possible by credit card. You will receive your print copy within 8-10 business days.


Springer EBooks

The new licence agreement between the Max Planck Society and Springer includes online access to a large collection of STM books (including Chemistry and Materials Science, Physics and Astronomy), book series volumes and reference works. Access has already been possible since August 2011 on

Now all German and English titles from 2005 onwards are included in the MPG eBooks Catalog. The most important titles will be included in the FHI online catalog within the next months.