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Open Access Agreement with American Chemical Society

The Max Planck Society has established a new open access agreement with the American Chemical Society (ACS) which covers open access publishing of all accepted articles by submitting corresponding Max Planck authors in ACS journals that offer a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY).

Contract between DEAL and the publisher Wiley signed

The contract runs 3 years and contains the permanent access to the entire portfolio of e-journals and publication in all Wiley OPEN Journals as before. Additionally starting on 1st July 2019 Open Access publishing in all hybrid journals will be supported.


Max Planck Society discontinues agreement with Elsevier in Dec. 2018.

The Max Planck Society discontinues the subscription agreement with Elsevier in Dec. 2018. Elsevier articles published before Jan. 2019 will remain fully accessible. Articles published from Jan. 2019 onwards can be ordered via the MPDL Post-Cancellation Service.

Research Professional

The Max Planck Society has signed a contract wíth Research Professional, the world's leading provider of news and funding information for research professionals. It is providing the largest database of research funding opportunities available worldwide. Access via IP address, user can sign in directly.

1findr - the easy way to find Open Access publications

The Max Planck Society signed a contract to license 1findr, an extensive collection of over 25 million academic and peer reviewed papers published Open Access via the golden or the green path. 1findr is directly integrated in MPG/SFX Services to indicate all full texts free available.

American Physical Society

Beginning January 1, 2018, APS will work with SCOAP3 to publish all papers in Physical Review Letters, Physical Review C, and Physical Review D under a CC-BY license at no costs to the authors. [more]

Open Access Publishing with Taylor & Francis 2017-2019

The Max Planck Society established a new agreement with Taylor & Francis which includes access to almost 300 Taylor & Francis journals as well as allowing authors to publish open access in about 2000 Taylor & Francis journals. [more]

MPIP Library

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Opening hours

The MPI-P library is an institutional library and open for employees of the institute 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. Visitors can be given access to the library only during the service hours.

Service hours

Monday-Thursday 09.00 a.m. - 04.30 p.m.
Friday 09.00 a.m. - 01.00 p.m.

Library Events 2020

Thu 16th Jan. 10.00 a.m. Introduction to the library and its services
Tue 21st Jan. 10.00 a.m. Introduction to the library and its services

Our Collection Print and Online 

Remote Access to our licenced resources is provided for Max Planck scientists via MPG.Travel Magic

  • about 9,000 monographs in print  (Online Catalog)

  • access to 650,000 centrally licenced e-books from publishers like Springer, Wiley, Elsevier and many more (E-Books Catalog MPS)

  • 30 current journals in print (Printed Journals)

  • access to more than 15,000 centrally licenced research journals

  • all publications of our institute, journal articles and theses, often with the full text (MPG Publication Repository)

  • access to over 500 information resources like databases, digital collections and reference works (MPG. Resource Navigator)

  • daily newspapers

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