The Max Planck Society has established a new open access agreement with the American Chemical Society which covers open access publishing of all accepted articles by submitting corresponding Max Planck authors in ACS journals that offer a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY); under the agreement, the article processing charges will be paid centrally by the MPS.
The agreement also covers read access to the ACS “All Publications” Package and Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN).
To publish open access without having to pay Article Publication Charges (APCs), the following criteria must be met:
- The acceptance date of the article must be after Jan 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.
- Authors must actually submit the article from their Max Planck e-mail address and be the one to communicate with ACS during the production process.
Please be advised that ACS uses the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) for their workflow. If you don’t have an account, the library can order OA for your article.
The Software Heritage initiative is building an archive of software source code. It aims to preserve and share all software that is publicly available in source code form and provides unique identifiers. More than five billion files from more than 88 million projects are available up to now.
The Software Heritage was founded by the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation Inria. The UNESCO supports the project and some private companies funds it.
Langenscheidt has relaunched its online dictionaries. Now the dictionaries are available at
We have access to the following dictionaries:
- a set of bilingual concise and technical dictionaries (German – foreign language)
- some titles of the Duden series
- dictionary ‘Deutsch als Fremdsprache’
- pocket dictionary English – Chinese
Two researchers from the Fritz Haber Institute belong to the most cited researchers worldwide. Robert Schlögl and Matthias Scheffler are among the world’s most highly cited researchers in 2018.
Highly cited means publications that belong to the 1% top cited in their field in the year in which they were published and ranked in Web of Science.
The scientific council members and the President of the Max Planck Society have decided to discontinue their Elsevier subscription when the current agreement expires on December 31, 2018. With this move the Society affirmed its support of the national licensing framework Projekt DEAL.
From 2019 there will be no more access to current full texts of Elsevier journals. Articles with publication date 2018 and earlier will still be available.
To order articles, please use the MPG/SFX Citation Linker or the MPG SFX button, which is displayed on the Elsevier page for unlicensed articles or in Web of Science. You are also welcome to contact us directly if you have any questions or requests.