Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Media Information
Online version Handwörterbuch des Europäischen Privatrechts

Editorial Office for Research Paper Series:
Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht
Mittelweg 187
D-20148 Hamburg

Tel    +49 (0) 40 41900-440
Fax   +49 (0) 40 41900-288

Christian Eckl

Editorial Staff:
Andrea Jahnke, David Schröder-Micheel

Executive Editors:
Holger FleischerReinhard Zimmermann

Social Science Research Network

Please direct questions to:
David Schröder-Micheel


With the publication of the “Max Planck Institute for Comparative & International Private Law Research Paper Series” (in short form the “Max Planck Private Law RPS”), the Institute is following the goal of open access strived for by the Max Planck Society, according to which research findings should be made readily available to the general public in a timely fashion over the internet at no cost. Such a step will simultaneously serve to raise awareness as to the specific research activities undertaken by the Institute.

The series includes journal articles and entries in collective volumes that have been authored by Institute staff members in areas of Institute research and which have already been accepted by a publishing house for release in print (Accepted Paper Series).

Depending on the specific copyright issues at hand, the initial publication of a submission (a full-length text accepted for publication) occurs solely as a preprint version. It is however the goal to have all contributions made available as early as possible in print-identical versions (so-called postprint versions) which will then become a permanent part of the RPS.

In addition, the Institute releases an eJournal featuring current contributions to the RPS. The eJournal appears several times each year and is available to the public at no cost over the Internet and through e-mail subscription.

The details are laid down in the Guidelines for the Max Planck Private Law Research Paper Series.