Offsetting agreements change the Max Planck Society's publication patterns

MPDL has started to divest from subscriptions

July 12, 2017

According to data analysis by the Max Planck Digital Library, more than 80% of the total article output of the Max Planck Society is published in journals from 20 key publishers. 5 out of the 20 publishers are already pure Open Access publishers.

With several offsetting agreements, the Max Planck Society has started to divest from subscriptions and increased the Open Access share as indicated in the picture below.

This approach will be further extended as soon as the next license agreement is up for renewal.

The picture was takten from a presentation by Ralf Schimmer

during the Berlin 13 Open Access conference.

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