Agreements with publishers

The following provides detailed information on the individual agreements. For each publisher there is an indication of whether the open access publication fund will cover the costs and if there are discounts on the article processing charges. In order to ensure that the payment process goes as smoothly as possible, try to follow our instructions carefully when submitting your manuscript.


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

BioMed Central

Frontiers

National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Public Library of Science (PLOS)


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

  • Article processing charges will not be paid by the open access publication fund.
  • The invoice will be sent to your cost center.
  • Authors of the MDC are entitled to a discount of 30% on the regular publication fee for publishing in the journal Science Advances. This discount is granted because the library is subscribing to all AAAS journals. Please indicate the MDC as your institution during the submitting process. When you are asked to provide a customer number, please contact the library.
  • Science Advances offers two licensing models, and the discount will be applied to both:
    Articles published under a CC-BY-NC license: 2584.- USD statt 3692.- USD
    Articles published under a CC-BY license: 3814.- USD statt 4922.- USD
  • Members of the AAAS receive an additional 4% discount on the APCs.


BioMed Central

  • Article processing charges will be paid by the publication fund.
  • Invoice processing will be done by the library.
  • Authors are entitled to a discount of 20% on the regular publication fees for all journals.
  • An agreement of institutional membership was concluded with BioMed Central. The webpages of the publisher point this out.
  • When submitting your manuscript, please note the following:

    If you submit from an IP address that has been registered by your institution, the APC will be waived automatically at the end of the submission process.

    If you submit using a non-registered IP address, please choose your institution from the drop-down list on the payment options page and our Customer Services will be in touch to check your affiliation.


Frontiers

  • Article processing charges will be paid by the publication fund.
  • Invoice processing will be done by the library.
  • Authors are entitled to a discount of 10% on the regular publication fees for all journals.
  • An agreement on institutional membership has been concluded with Frontiers. The webpages of the publisher indicate this.
  • When submitting your manuscript, please note the following:

    Select the MDC as paying institution in the first pull-down menu under the point "Choose Payer“  on the last page of the form

    Attention: your own name will appear first automatically in the pull-down list. Select the MDC instead.

    It does not suffice if the MDC is stated as "Organization“ in the fields below this first item, so be sure to change it.


National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

  • Article processing charges will not be paid by the open access publication fund.
  • The invoice will be sent to your cost center.
  • Authors of the MDC are entitled to a discount of 350,- USD on the regular open access publication fee for publishing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). This discount is granted because the library is subscribing to PNAS.
  • The discounted open access fee is 1.100,- USD, compared to the regular fee of 1.450,- USD.
  • Please indicate the reduced fee of 1.100.- USD and refer to the MDC site license on the PNAS billing forms included with the author proofs.

    Please note: The open access fee has to be paid additionally to the publication fees. These amount currently to 1.700.- USD per article for Regular research articles, and to 2.300.- USD for PNAS Plus articles. Both prices do not include additional fees for color figures or SI.


Public Library of Science (PLOS)

  • Article processing charges will be paid by the publication fund.
  • Invoice processing will be done by the library.
  • The MDC library is participating in the PLOS institutional account program. Your attention is drawn to this matter when submitting your manuscript.
  • When submitting your manuscript, please note the following:

    Select the MDC as paying institution under "Institutional Account Program“ in the pull-down menu. As a result, invoicing will be transferred to the library. Please see here =>

    In the "payment selection“ section, select the MDC in the drop-down menu with the title "Institutional Account Program“. Please see here =>