On June 4, 2018, the Hesburgh Libraries became institutional members of MDPI
(the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) – a publisher of open access journals.
This membership comes at no cost at this time, and will provide Notre Dame authors a 10% discount on their article processing fees for MDPI journal articles. MPDI journals have met the criteria to included in the Directory of Open Access Journals
, which means that they aren’t considered to be predatory open access journals.
There have not been huge numbers of ND faculty or employees publishing in MDPI journals (maybe 15-20 per year). Many of the authors are in the sciences and social sciences, but not all. I wanted to let you know about the membership in case any faculty have questions about the discount.
Faculty should automatically qualify for the discount if they submit their publication with an nd.edu email address.
Cheri Smith, Program Director, Teaching, Research & User Services
Psychology Librarian – Hesburgh Libraries