Open Access at the Max Planck Institute
OA definitions and tipps
Internal MPG Open Access Journal finder: More than 9000 funded Open-access Journals / Free for Max Planck authors!
The library wants to support you publishing Open Access e.g. by providing information on central financing or publishing via the MPG institutional repository MPG.PuRe Save your manuscript version!
Definitions by the MPG Open Access workgroup:
Gold Open Access: Scholarly works and content is immediately available to the public from the publisher's - or other websites at the time of publication. Only articles from journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) as well as monographs, collective works, conference proceedings, etc., or contributions to these.
Hybrid Open Access: The Open-Access-article in a subscription-based journal is usually immediately available from the publisher's website. This also applies to monographs, collected works, conference proceedings, etc., or articles in closed-access publications that are publicly accessible on the publisher's site or other website upon charge-based activation.
Green Open Access: A publication or a version of a scholarly work is available (e.g., secondary publication/open access archiving/self-archiving) ) (e.g., after an embargo) on a repository/website/etc. This includes preprints and postprints of scholarly articles, as well as, e.g., monographs, edited volumes, research reports, conference proceedings, or contributions to them. Publication can take place in advance, at the same time as, or after.
Save the peer reviewed manuscript version and individual licensing agreement!
- Max Planck Digital Library: Open Access Agreements
- Wiley: Author compliance tool Open Access
- Nature: Open Access
- Elsevier sharing (preprint policy)
- Elsevier Journal embargo finder
- Helping authors find their author accepted manuscripts
- Ask the publisher for permission (e.g.Text modular:"This study is supported by the EU Horizon project (XXproject funded by the EU's Horizon 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.")
Helpful OA links:
- OpenAPC initiative releases data sets on fees paid for open access journal articles: e.g. average APC by publisher
- SHERPA/RoMEO: Journal archiving and open access policies
- Open DOAR: Open Access repositories
- 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)
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
- 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.