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Meet OASPA’s Members – MDPI
Dietrich Rordorf
5th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP)
Riga, 20 September 2013
 History – Samples Preservation
• Dr. Shu-Kun Lin, Organic Chemist
• Working at Ciba-Geigy in Basel, Switzerland
• A senior researcher retired: chemical
samples were trashed
• MDPI founded in 1996: Molecular Diversity
Preservation International (MDPI)
• Collecting & preserving of chemical research samples
• Redistribution of small amounts of samples against a fee
* Image credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dark_bottle_with_ground_glass_plug.jpg
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 First Journal – Molecules
• Founded in the same year
• Journal on synthetic organic chemistry
• Founded in support of the chemical preservation project
• Available for free on the Internet in 1996
• Collecting research samples from the authors
• Unique combination of material and information
• Co-published with Springer-Verlag in first year
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 First Group of MDPI Journals (1997–2004)
Journal
Year
Published
Papers
Subject
1996
5,400
Organic Chemistry
2001
4,500
Engineering, Phys., Chem.
2000
3,900
Molecular Science, Biochem.
2004
1,500
Public Health, Env. Sci.
1999
850
Thermodynamics
2003
900
Medicinal Chemistry
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 MDPI AG
• Professional open access publisher
• Registered in Basel, Switzerland in May 2010
• Journal operations transferred by mid 2010
• MDPI now stands for
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
• Offices in Basel, Beijing and Wuhan
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 MDPI Outreach
• 29’000 articles published so far
• 50% average yearly growth rate since 2005
• 110 active journal titles, 20 in planning for 2013–2014
• 18 journals covered by Web of Science
– 16 SCIE, 1 SCIE & SSCI, 1 A&HCI)
– 5314 papers in 2012 in Web of Science (75%)
• 15 journals with Impact Factors for 2012
• 3.978 highest Impact Factor (IF) for Marine Drugs
– 8 journals IF > 2.0
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 Key Editorial Figures 2012 – 2013
• 14’200 manuscript submissions in 2012
– 3’145 manuscript submissions in Q2 2012
– 4’507 manuscript submissions in Q2 2013
– 43% growth in submissions YoY
• 7’049 papers published in 2012
– 1’648 papers in Q2 2012
– 2’149 papers in Q2 2013
– 30% growth in publications YoY
• 51% rejection rate in 2012, slightly higher for 2013
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 MDPI Open Access Policy
Up to 2008
• Free online access since 1996
• Relying on donations until mid 2006
• Content copyrighted by MDPI until early 2008
Since 2008
• Creative Commons By Attribution v3.0 (CC-BY)
• Back issues also put under CC-BY in 2008
• Publishing fees since 2006
• Pure Open Access: every single publication is openly available
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 Publishing Fees
• Range from 0 CHF (new journals) to 1’800 CHF (top journals)
• Average cost to authors per paper in 2013: 900 CHF
• About 30% of papers published free or charge
• Discounts available via Institutional Membership (since Fall 2013)
www.mdpi.com/about/memberships
• Planning for “postpay” memberships for universities and funders
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Thank you.
www.mdpi.com
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