Do you need help with your publication?


Please give notice of your publication or find publications at our Max Planck Publication Repository PuRe
Please give Angela Guenther ( or notice of your publication (both institutes), so she can add it to the repository and your publication will be listed on the institutes publication homepage!

Which support do I get publishing Open access?
Please check our Open access journal page for further information 

A social networking site is not an open access repository!

EndNote: Reference Management system

Do you use EndNote for the first time? We provide basic and advanced EndNote-Training, please Ask us!
Helpful:  Endnote training Homepage (by Clarivate Analytics) Endnote training Youtube Channel (by Clarivate Analytics), MPI_BGC_ICE Library training

Predatory Journals: How can I identify trusted journals and conferences?

"Predatory journals: no definition, no defence": Nature article lists criteria for predatory journals "Predatory journals are driven by self-interest, usually financial, at the expense of scholarship":
Nature 576, 210-212 (2019)
Want to check if you can trust a certain journal? Checklist: from  Think. Check. Submit.

  • Do you or your colleagues know the journal?

  • Can you easily identify and contact the publisher?

  • Is the journal clear about the type of peer review it uses?

  • Are articles indexed in services that you use?

  • Is it clear what fees will be charged?

  • Do you recognize the editorial board?

  • Is the publisher a member of a recognized industry initiative?

  •  Can you find the journal at the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) or the Web of Science?

 Think. Check. Submit. is a campaign to help researchers identify trusted journals for their research. It is a simple checklist researchers can use to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher.  Think. Check. Attend. is an initiative that guides researchers and scholars when deciding whether to attend a conference or submit an abstract and present their research.

The library can help you answering questions like:

  • How do I cite correctly?
  • How can I manage my citations?
  • Do you offer Web of Science and Endnote introductions?
  • How can I cite data?
  • Can you help me with a publication list?
  • Can you help me with a bibliometric question?
  • Where can I find the impact factor of a journal?
  • Do you provide a DOI for my data?
  • Which repository shall I use?
  • Why should I publish open access?
  • What is the Article Processing Charge (APC) in a specific journal?
  • What's the difference between a Researcher ID and an Orcid ID?
  • How can I get access to an article or a Journal?
  • Why don't I have access to a specific journal?
  • May I use this picture without copyright breach?
  • How can I get permission to include an article into my thesis?