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.

Werkzeugkiste für Promovierende

Die TUHH Universitätsbibliothek bietet mit der Werkzeugkiste für Promovierende eine Reihe von Kurzworkshops an. Die Themen reichen von Kollaborieren über Literaturverwaltung bis hin zu Open Access und sind sehr gut dokumentiert.

Mehr unter https://www.tub.tuhh.de/blog/2018/01/02/collect-write-publish-eine-werkzeugkiste-fuer-promovierende/

Publish Open Access with the American Chemical Society

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.