OUP and Max Planck include OA element in deal

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Oxford University Press and the Max Planck Society have announced a two-year deal – including an open access element – to provide access to OUP’s prestigious journal collection for all Max Planck Society members. 

The deal comes into effect on 1 January and lasts until the end of 2020. The open access publishing component will allow Max Planck Society members to convert subscription fees into OA spend when publishing with OUP.

Francesca Martin, director of library sales for the UK, Europe, and ANZ at Oxford University Press, said: 'We are pleased to have reached this agreement with the Max Planck Society. I’m glad that 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.'

Ralf Schimmer, head of information at the Max Planck Digital Library, said: '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.'

As reported in Research Information earlier in December, F1000Research also recently agreed an OA deal with Max Planck Digital Library.

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