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  • unrestricted and cost-free access to scientific information on the Internet
  • transferring rights to the users
  • credit original user
  • rules of good scientific practice apply

More information about individual Open Access agreements: Open access publishing

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Wiley: All German research articles in Wiley journals to be published (after July 1, 2019) open access under new transformative agreement. FAQ, German (Please contact the library for specifics: tel 572402 Email: MPDL Feb. 15, 2019

Please check the Max Planck Digital Library-Journal list, in which you will find funded journal titles. Within the publication process, by providing your Max-Planck E-mail address + (mostly) being the corresponding author + correct affiliation, the article processing charges (APCs) for Open Access will automatically be deducted.

"Gold Open Access"  means publishing in a genuine Open Access journal which ensures immediate free access to all articles at the very moment of publication. Copyright will remain with the authors while a public license (usually Creative Commons license CC-BY) is applied to the article.
"Green Open Access", also called self-archiving: means that the published article or the final peer reviewed manuscript is archived (deposited) by the author or a representative in an online repository before, alongside or after its publication

Max Planck Society Open Access Policy

Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities.