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MDPI and the CLOCKSS Archive are pleased to announce that MDPI is participating in the preservation of their eJournals in CLOCKSS's geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world. This action provides for content to be freely available to everyone after a "trigger event" and ensures an author's work will be maximally accessible and useful over time.
MDPI CEO Dietrich Rordorf said, "It is a pleasure for MDPI to join the CLOCKSS archive and hence preserve MDPIs openly available electronic publications. We have been concerned about the preservation of our e-content and the CLOCKSS system perfectly complements our sustainability and preservation strategy."
CLOCKSS Executive Director Randy S. Kiefer adds, “The CLOCKSS Archive welcomes MDPIs ejournals with their coverage of Biology & Life Sciences, Business & Economics, Chemistry & Materials Science, Computer Science & Mathematics, Engineering, Environmental Science, Medicine & Pharmacology, Physics & Astronomy, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities into the community's archive. By archiving with CLOCKSS, MDPI has ensured that the research published in MDPI’s eJournals will remain open access should there be a trigger event, and at the disposal of scholars. We are grateful, as MDPI joins the CLOCKSS Archive, for its generous willingness to preserve its eJournals in a way that secures them for the long-term good of scholars worldwide."
MDPI was originally founded in 1996 as Molecular Diversity Preservation International—an institute to preserve molecular diversity by collecting rare chemical research samples. In the same year, MDPI started the journal Molecules as the first free electronic journal for synthetic organic chemists. Over the years, MDPI has developed to become a professional publishing house of open access journals, catering for diverse scientific subjects ranging from basic research in natural and social sciences, to engineering and applications. Today MDPI stands for Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute and is a separate entity headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with branch offices in Beijing, China.