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eDoc Documents

  • eDoc Handbuch (currently only in German)
    Manual for Local eDoc Manager and decision makers thinking about using eDoc in future.
    [PDF] (1.941kb)
  • Anleitung zur Dateneingabe(currently only in German)
    A brief guide for people submitting data on eDoc
    [PDF] (187kb)
  • Kurzanleitung für den Import von Daten aus EndNote (currently only in German)
    A brief guide for people preparing their local EndNote files for import on eDoc
    [PDF] (398kb)

Technical Documents

  • OAI-PMH Interface
    Information on the interface (in german)
    List of Harvesters
  • XML-Schema for data import from local databases
    All automatically uploaded data need to conform to this [Schema]
    Documentation of the Schema: [HTML]
    Example file: [XML]

  • XML-Schema for data export from eDoc
    Schema: [XSD]
    Documentation of the Schema: [HTML]
    Example file: [XML]

  • Scripts and documentation for data exchange between eDoc and CMS
    Under the eDoc ID [206486] you can find a collection of scripts which convert data from eDoc XML standard to CMS MPG XML standard.
    A documentation of the XML-Schema used internally in the CMS MPG system (NPS5) can be found under the eDoc ID [206487].
  • Scripts for the transformation from eDoc Export XML to eDoc XSL-FO schemas
    Under [] you can find a collection of scripts which convert data from eDoc XML format to XSL-FO format and the respective description.
  • Automatic Journal Name Synchronization
    Documentation of Script: [HTML]
    Script: [RTF]
    Last update report: [RTF]
  • Import of BibTex data to eDoc
    A conversion script from LaTeX / BibTeX to the ZIM-Transfer XML-Schema has been written by Patrick W. Daly from the MPI für Sonnensystemforschung.

Documents concerning MPG Yearbook:

  • Überprüfung und Freigabe der Daten für das Jahrbuch MPG 2005
    A brief guide about the Yearbook validation and release procedure.
    [PDF] (148kb)
  • Pflichtfelder zur Eingabe der Publikationsdaten für die offizielle Berichterstattung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
    A list of all mandatory fields for the Yearbook of the MPS (also includes some hints about submitting data on eDoc)
    [PDF] (119kb)
  • Rundschreiben des Präsidenten
    Invitation of the President to submit the Yearbook data on eDoc.
    [PDF] (146kb)
  • Leitfaden zur Dateneingabe
    Appendix of the letter of the President of the MPG – first short version of the above mentioned documents "eDoc Handbuch" and "Pflichtfelder"
    [PDF] (25kb)

You might also want to consult the overview page for documents and information on the MPG Yearbook.
Special Character Input and Browser Settings

  • How to use character support page on eDoc and how to copy and paste from word processors,
    including recommended browser settings

    How to input special characters?
  • Recommended Browsers for the usage of eDoc: Mozilla, Netscape 7.0 ff., Internet Explorer 6.0 ff., Safari
    Additional to that you should allow Cookies and Popup-Windows for working on eDoc.

Copyright Issues

The protection of Intellectual Property Rights of the author is a crucial issue in the ubiquitous network of scientific information, especially in an Open Access environment.
Learn more about the eDoc policy and crucial issues, an author should be aware when signing a contract with publishers.
Additionally, you will find a selective list of further reading on the topic.

Feedback & Contact

The Max Planck eDoc-Server is an ongoing project. Based on feedback by and in collaboration with Max Planck Institutes, the Heinz Nixdorf Center for Information Management in the Max Planck Society (ZIM) will further optimize and extend the functionality of the eDoc-Server to ensure that it serves the needs for a competitive, multidisciplinary research community.
Please direct your feedback or any questions related to eDoc to the Support Team:

  • Not registered yet?
    Anyone who is working for or is affiliated to an MPG institute, research unit or dependent unit can register as user on eDoc, even if the affiliation is temporarily restricted.
    Please contact your local eDoc-Manager for registration and corresponding rights.

    As unregistered user you may browse and search the eDoc Server. Nevertheless, you may see only entries which have passed already the local quality control of collection moderators and collection authorities.
    Please be aware that access to fulltexts depends on the access level given by the author resp. the moderator of a collection.
    For any further information, please contact the support team

eDoc Forum:

For the informal exchange of eDoc related issues, the ZIM created the eDoc-Forum mailing list.
It serves as an unconstrained platform for anyone using eDoc. The contributions will be read by the eDoc support team to give answers/recommendations if possible. Additionally, the ZIM will use the mailing list for announcement of news concerning eDoc.

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The archive of the mailing-list is available online (only accessible within the IP-Range of the MPG)

Last changed: 13 Febuary 2010