Max Planck Society
Max Planck Society

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When a paper is accepted for publication in PeerJ, the Max Planck Digital Library will pay publishing costs ( for each Max Planck author (from any of the Max Planck institutes).

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Open Access at Max Planck Society

Financed by the national government and federal states of Germany, the Max Planck Society engages in basic research in the public interest. Making its scientists’ research findings available for the benefit of the whole of humanity, free of charge whenever possible (Open Access), is a key aspiration of the Society.

The Max Planck Society is a co-founder of the international Open Access movement. The publication of the “Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities” on 22 October 2003 and the subsequent annual conferences heralded the introduction of a process that heightened awareness around the theme of accessibility to scientific information.

In 2013 Max Planck Society issued a Mission Statement at the Berlin 11 Open Access Conference wherein, among others, the support of new and innovative OA publishing models has been defined as a target for the next years.

We strive to make Open Access publishing as easy as possible for Max Planck authors. Since 2003 the Max Planck Digital Library, a central service unit for the Max Planck companies, has arranged several central agreements in order to cover Open Access article charges out of central funds for Max Planck authors.

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