Open Access at the Max Planck Institute

OA definitions and tipps

Max Planck Digital OA Library-Journal list:
More than 9000 funded Open-access Journals / Free for Max Planck authors!

We support you publishing Open Access gold and green by providing Open Access to publications via the MPG institutional repository MPG.PuRe

"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) in an online open access repository before, alongside or after its publication. We support Open Access Archiving by providing the institutional repository MPG.PuRe

Do you want to publish Open Access Green in our PuRe publication repository?
Save the peer reviewed manuscript version! (See e.g.:Helping authors find their author accepted manuscripts)

Save your “individual licensing agreement” with the publisher for an open access option
Do you need the permission to publish a peer-reviewed “postprint/manuscript version” in an institutional repository immediately/after 6 month? 
  • Ask publisher for permission (e.g.Text modular:"This study is supported by the EU Horizon2020 project (XXproject funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No.XX). This programme requires, that a final peer reviewed version of the manuscript is made available via open access within 6 months of publication. We therefore ask for the permission, to deposit an electronic version of the final manuscript version open access in our non-commercial institutional repository.")

Literature on publishing preprints:

Open Science ambassadors:

  • MPI for chemical Ecology: Rishav Ray, Priya Reddy, Karen Rihani, Devasena Thiagarajan, Olga Zafra Delgado
  • MPI for Biogeochemistry: Nathalie Triches, Arina Ivanova

Helpful OA links:

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