Welcome to the Max Planck Societyâ€™s website on the subject of
“The Max Planck Society is bound by the principle of public access to the output of science. This is the spirit in which the Berlin Declaration was written. I have called upon Max Planck authors to make their findings available according to the Open Access principles and to be involved in the establishment of a globally accessible platform of scientific knowledge.”
Peter Gruss, President of the Max Planck Society
The development of the World Wide Web created the possibility to make information available electronically across the globe. The Max Planck Society supports the endeavour to make scientific knowledge accessible to all people free of charge. Open Access also represents part of the fundamental basis for innovative ways of working in the scientific sphere.
This website aims to inform you about the Max Planck Society’s Open Access policy and to offer practical suggestions on how to go about Open Access publishing.
Members of the Max Planck Society have access to a range of internal information through the Max Planck Societyâ€™s Open Access wiki.
The Max Planck Society works closely with the Open Access Information Platform. This centralised website on Open Access in German-speaking countries provides additional information on the subject of Open Access, including information relating to specific scientific disciplines.
Read on for details of the Max Planck Societyâ€™s Open Access policy.