Open Access at the Max Planck Institute

OA definitions and tipps

Internal MPG Open Access Journal finder: More than 12000 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!

Do you need the permission to publish a peer-reviewed “postprint/manuscript version” in an institutional repository immediately/after 6 month? 
  • 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.")

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