MDPI Open Access Publishing Preserves with the CLOCKSS Archive
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."
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.