MDC Library


The library is a specialized science library serving the staff of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine. It collects, catalogues, and provides literature for the entire MDC community.



Predatory Journals & Publishers

Note: The MDC publication fund does not cover fees incurred by the publication of articles in  predatory journals!

Publishing in a predatory journal or participating in a predatory conference can result in a number of disadvantages. In any case, scientists' reputations suffer when their work is published or presented in an obscure and dubious environment.

Please be careful if you are asked to submit contributions via email. In such cases please check the journal in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Predatory publishers lure scientists with the promise of a good peer review or the guarantee of publication or a conference contribution. After accepting the article or abstract, they charge high fees. The victims are often threatened with bills, payment reminders, or even lawsuits.

Please have a look at the member list of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA).

You can verify your chosen open-access journal on reliability and seriousness by use of the website Think. Check. Submit.



Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin
13092 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 9406 2150
Fax: +49 30 9406 3342

Opening hours

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

MDC members have access to the library at any time via the keycard system.


Literature Order (MDC only)
Book Acquisition (MDC only)
New Books
Publications Database
Publication Analysis (MDC only)