Publish Open Access for Free

Thanks to a growing number of agreements negotiated by the Max Planck Digital Library with many major publishers, Max Planck authors can publish their articles open access at no cost to them increasing the visibility and impact of their work!

When publishing an article in any of the journals listed below, the relative article processing charges (APCs) will be fully covered by central library funds. To ensure authors are not charged APCs, they will be prompted to state their Max Planck affiliation upon submission.

Please note that the list is continuously updated from various data sources with added and/or dropped titles as well as possible changes in business models (hybrid to fully OA). Therefore it may not be completely accurate at all times. If you have questions about whether you can publish your work open access for free in specific journals, do get in touch with us.

Max Planck authors publishing their articles open access in any of the titles in this list are in full compliance with Plan S.

Learn more about the Open Access publishing services offered to Max Planck Society authors on the MPDL website.

For more information on how the list is compiled, please refer to the project documentation (in German).

The journal title list is also available via JSON export.