Open Access (OA)

Open Access (OA) means free and unrestricted online access to scientific and scholarly information. Those who are interested can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, refer to and, in any other conceivable legal way, use full texts without encountering any financial, legal or technical barriers.

OA Website of the Max Planck Society
The Max Planck Society is cofounder of the international Open Access movement. more
Open Access Net
Open is an information platform about Open Access, for example on OA journals and repositories, on the origins of the OA movement, on OA business models and on legal issues relating to OA. more
Open Access 2020
Open Access 2020 is an international initiative that aims to induce the swift, smooth and scholarly-oriented transformation of today’s scholarly journals from subscription to open access publishing. more
Publish Open Access
This page lists electronic journals in which Max Planck authors can publish open access free of charge because the article processing charges (APCs) are supposed to be covered by central funds. more
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to open access, peer-reviewed journals. more
The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a online directory of scientific online books. more

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