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1 Dietrich Rordorf 5th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) Riga, 20 September 2013 Meet OASPA’s Members – MDPI

2  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 2 * Image credit:

3  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 3

4 20041,500 Public Health, Env. Sci.  First Group of MDPI Journals (1997–2004) 4 JournalYearPublishedSubject Papers 19965,400 Organic Chemistry Thermodynamics 20003,900 Molecular Science, Biochem ,500 Engineering, Phys., Chem Medicinal Chemistry

5  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 5

6 29’000 articles published so far 50% average yearly growth rate since active journal titles, 20 in planning for 2013– 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 highest Impact Factor (IF) for Marine Drugs –8 journals IF >  MDPI Outreach

7  Key Editorial Figures 2012 – ’200 manuscript submissions in 2012 –3’145 manuscript submissions in Q –4’507 manuscript submissions in Q –43% growth in submissions YoY 7’049 papers published in 2012 –1’648 papers in Q –2’149 papers in Q –30% growth in publications YoY 51% rejection rate in 2012, slightly higher for

8  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 8

9  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) Planning for “postpay” memberships for universities and funders 9

10 Thank you.


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