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)
- ScholarOne (Clarivate) for Emerald, T&F, Cambridge Upress
- Editorial Manahttps://www.ariessys.com/software/editorial-manager/ger for Elsevier, Springer, T& F Wolters Kluwer, Wiley
- Nature: https://www.nature.com/authors/submit_manuscript.html
- EJP for EJAMA Network, Palgrave Macmillan, American Physiological Society, American Association for Cancer Research, JLB, LANDES Bioscience, , AGU, SIAM, Allen Press, AAS, American Heart Association, Scrivener Publishing, PNAS.
Save your “individual licensing agreement” with the publisher for an open access option
- 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:
- Kwon, D. (2020). How swamped preprint servers are blocking bad coronavirus research. Nature, 581(7807), 130-131. doi:10.1038/d41586-020-01394-6
- Klebel T, et al. (2020) Peer review and preprint policies are unclear at most major journals. PLoS ONE 15(10): e0239518. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0239518
- Brainard; J.: Do preprints improve with peer review? A little, one study suggests, Science 2020
- Coronavirus Tests: Science’s Need for Speed Limits - Preprint servers and peer-reviewed journals , New York Times, 2020, Section D
- Can I cite a preprint? https://www.internationalscienceediting.com/cite-a-preprint/
- List of academic publishers by preprint policy
- Retraction Watch: a site dedicated to reporting on scientific retractions and related issues. Retraction Watch is a project of The Center For Scientific Integrity.
Open Science ambassadors:
- MPI for chemical Ecology: Rishav Ray, Priya Reddy, Karen Rihani, Devasena Thiagarajan, Olga Zafra Delgado
- MPI for Biogeochemistry: Nathalie Triches
Helpful OA links:
- SHERPA/RoMEO: Journal archiving and open access policies
- Author Accepted Manuscripts (AAMs)Helping authors to find accepted manuscripts
- Directory of Open Access Journals: a good source to check Open Access journals
- Max Planck Society Open Access Definition
- MPG Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities
- Kreutzer/Lehman: Wie kann ich meine eigenen Publikationen nachnutzen? (How can I reuse my publication)