Hindawi Signs Framework Agreement With Max Planck Digital Library

EU2020 | Hindawi Blog

Hindawi are delighted to today announce the signing of a new framework agreement with the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL). This means that all Hindawi Article Processing Charges for authors at Max Planck research institutes will be covered centrally by the MPDL, making the process of publishing in Hindawi’s fully Open Access journals even easier for Max Planck researchers.

This is an important agreement as it removes both an administrative and financial barrier for researchers, whilst allowing them to publish in fully Open Access journals. We are extremely proud to be working with such a prestigious research organization as Max Planck and are excited about developing our administrative capabilities to better serve institutional requirements.

Kai Geschuhn, advisor for Innovative Services and Open Access at the MDPL, says: “With this new agreement, we acknowledge Hindawi as being not only a pioneer in Open Access publishing, but also one of the key players in the current OA publishing landscape. Given the continuous publishing activity of Max Planck authors in Hindawi journals, we are happy to enter into this new framework agreement to cover Hindawi publication charges centrally for our researchers.”

This agreement also underlines the strong commitment of both organizations to the EU’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Max Planck has been a key player in the implementation of the framework, and Hindawi’s CEO Paul Peters is an expert advisor to the Open Science Policy Platform that advises on its strategic direction. Hindawi believes that agreements with progressive research organizations such as Max Planck – who are helping to lead the transition to Open Access – help to reduce the burden on researchers and their institutions and, importantly, let them get on with what really matters – their research.

Download a press release of this framework agreement announcement (PDF, 20KB).

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