Online open-access publishing

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Typesetting, author proofreading and copy-editing for English:

We structure the journals in volumes and issues. Nevertheless, each article will immediately be uploaded to the online libraries, together with its individual publication date, to guarantee swift publication.

• Immediate publication:

We structure the journals in volumes and issues. Nevertheless, each article will immediately be uploaded to the online libraries, together with its individual publication date, to guarantee swift publication.

Article alert service:

Everyone is invited to subscribe to the article alert service free of charge. That means the scientific community will be informed about any new article of interest immediately upon publication of the respective paper.

BIBDAT distribution:

The Bibliographic Data Automatic Transfer generates XML files of each new article upon publication and distributes this information file to various scientific databases, search engines, indices and archives worldwide.

Topical libraries:

Based on the keywords already in use for the Article Alert Service, the online libraries of (some of) our journals also offer access by topic. Readers can therefore choose to search the libraries via volumes and issues, special issues or topics.

Virtual special issues (SI):

We publish each SI paper as such, and as a regular paper in a standard issue. This avoids potential delays due to different submission dates within one SI. We ensure the SI papers are linked to their respective SI, together with an Editorial or Foreword and its individual table of contents.

Print-on-demand:

We offer printed issues for all our journals, both for volume subscriptions as well as single issue orders. Print-on-demand technology allows us to produce the copies quickly, with a minimum print run of just one copy.

Moderate article processing charges (APCs):

Our open-access journals (mostly) run on an author-payment model. We prefer APCs based on the number of pages and the quality of the raw data. In this way, authors can directly influence the price of the publication.

Financial support for authors:

We cooperate with various partners in order to offer authors the opportunity to subsidize or even waive service charges. Our most prominent partners are the Max Planck Society and the Helmholtz Association.