Max-Planck-Gesellschaft to grow open access publishing with IOP

« Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have announced a new pilot agreement to help grow the society’s participation in open access publishing.

The new Institutional Research Licence has been developed by IOP to enable institutions to manage the cost of hybrid article publication charges (APCs) against their journals licence fee, enabling institutions to support the participation of their researchers in open access publishing. IOP is working with MPG to develop systems and processes to support this new pilot.

The agreement covers hybrid APCs in qualifying journals, meaning corresponding authors from MPG will not need to directly pay a fee or take any additional action to arrange open access publication. (…) »