ACCUCOMS: Royal Society & Max Planck Digital Library sign agreement on OA

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Leiden, The Netherlands – ACCUCOMS has assisted in a new agreement being signed between the Royal Society and Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL).  All MPDL institutions will now benefit from a new agreement on Article Processing Charges (APCs) for the Royal Society’s open access journals Open Biology and Royal Society Open Science.

Graham Anderson, Global Sales Manager, and Rebecca Ashworth, Open Access Memberships for the Royal Society said, “We are very pleased to be working with MPDL on this new agreement that will support their researchers and works towards their OA2020 goals. ACCUCOMS assisted the discussions with the MPDL team and communication to the various MPDL institutions.”

Kai Geschuhn, Innovative Services MPDL, said “Max Planck Digital Library is happy to offer APC coverage to the Max Planck authors who increasingly publish in Royal Society open access journals.”

“It always gives me a sense of great pride when hard work pays off, as was the case with this deal with Max Planck Digital Library.” Adds Egon Menardi, Commercial Director at ACCUCOMS. “ACCUCOMS is well placed to support publishers in both traditional subscription sales and also with new OA initiatives. “


About the Royal Society

The Royal Society has published scientific journals since 1665, inclusive of all scientific disciplines and drawing from sources across the globe. The fellowship, made up of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists, is committed to recognizing, promoting and supporting excellence in science for the benefit of humanity.

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About Max Plank Digital Library

The Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) in Munich is a central unit of the Max Planck Society that supports scientists from all Max Planck Institutes with a broad portfolio of services in the fields of information provision, publication support and research data management. The MPDL arranges for access to a wide range of scientific journals, eBooks, specialist databases and extensive open access publication services. Together with the libraries at the Max Planck Institutes, it takes care of an excellent supply of scientific information and opportunities for publication.

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