OUP and Max Planck Society agree OA deal

Two-year deal covers open access and subscription deal.

Oxford University Press (OUP) and the Max Planck Society have announced a new deal that will provide Max Planck Society members with access to OUP’s journal collection.

The open access publishing element of the deal means Max Planck Society members can convert subscription fees into OA spend when publishing with OUP.

Francesca Martin (OUP) said: “… we were able to incorporate an open access element into this deal that supports Max Planck during their transition to open access, while ensuring OUP is able to continue to support sustainable publishing for our authors, journal partners, and customers across the world”.

Dr Ralf Schimmer (Max Planck Digital Library) welcomed the deal: "We are happy to add Oxford University Press to our portfolio of transformative Open Access Agreements as this new contract constitutes another concrete step toward making Open Access the default in scholarly communication."

Source: OUP.