eLife is a researcher-led, open access digital publication for outstanding research in life science and biomedicine. eLife is a collaboration between the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, the Wellcome Trust, and over 200 of the world’s most talented biomedical scientists.
The Edition Open Access is a publication of the Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge. The Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge comprises three subseries, Studies, Essays and Sources. They present research results and the relevant sources in a new format, combining the advantages of traditional publications and the digital medium. The volumes are available both as printed books and as online open access publications. They present original scientific work submitted under the scholarly responsibility of members of the Scientific Board and their academic peers.
Topoi is a research network with a focus on the study of the ancient world. In Topoi, more than 200 researchers from diverse disciplines investigate how space and knowledge were formed and transformed in ancient civilizations.
The book series »Global Perspectives on Legal History« is edited by the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History. As its title suggests, the series is designed to advance the scholarly research of legal historians worldwide who seek to transcend the established boundaries of national legal scholarship that typically sets the focus on a single, dominant modus of normativity and law. The series aims to privilege studies dedicated to reconstructing the historical evolution of normativity from a global perspective. It includes monographs, editions of sources, and collaborative works. All titles in the series are published online in open access and as high-quality print-on-demand versions.
Language Science Press publishes high quality, peer-reviewed open-access books in the field of linguistics. All publications are free for both authors and readers. The books are published under a CC-BY licence by default. The press features eight book series (check them out on the left), and more will be coming soon. The first books are in production and will be ready in 2014. General Editors are Stefan Müller (FU Berlin) and Martin Haspelmath (MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology).
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics is an open access peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the European Geosciences Union. It covers research on the Earth's atmosphere and the underlying chemical and physical processes, including the altitude range from the land and ocean surface up to the turbopause, including the troposphere, stratosphere, and mesosphere.
The establishment of the journas was essentialy initiated by Prof. Ulrich Pöschl who is heading a research group at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Biogeochemistry Department, in Mainz.
Living Reviews are scientific open access journals, publishing review articles that provide insightful surveys on research progress in the fields they cover, and guiding readers to the most important literature in the field. The journal series started in 1998 with Living Reviews in Relativity initiated by Bernard Schutz and Christina Weyher at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics.
In June 2015, Springer has acquired the three pioneering ‘living’ open access journals. The Max Planck Society will continue to be involved in the journals, e.g. by making suggestions concerning the makeup of their editorial boards.