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Open Access Publishing

Scientists of the Max Planck Society are supported in adopting an open access strategy when they wish to publish the results of their work. The aim of the MPS is to make Open Access publishing as easy as possible for Max Planck authors. To find out if specific journals open access article charges (APCs) are covered or reduced, please feel free to use the List of Open Access Journal Titles:

Please note that there are many more relevant Open Access journals which do not raise any article charges at all. A complete overview is available in the:

Please note: In order to benefit from central funding, the publications corresponding author must be affiliated with the Max Planck Society and this affiliation must be stated in the published paper. Furthermore, it is absolutely necessary to state your Max Planck email address at any stage of the publishing process as well as in the manuscript itself.

For further information, please see the relevant MPDL pages.