About the MDPI Institutional Membership

MDPI is dedicated to providing free access to the latest research. To cover the costs of publishing open access, authors pay article processing charges (APCs) for accepted papers. Some institutions may find that associated authors regularly publish in MDPI journals, and that administering the increasing number of APCs can be time consuming. Our membership program aims to support institutions through the following means:

Simplification

  • To support with simplifying payment processes, we can adjust our invoicing procedure to meet the needs of each institution. We are able to customize invoices as required, bundle them, or issue them only on a specific day each month. We can continue to send invoices to the corresponding author (author-distributed payment) or issue invoices centrally to an address of choice (central payment).
  • There is no complex contract or hidden terms and conditions—just one simple membership form.
  • The institution can cancel the membership at any time.

Transparency

  • All institutional members receive free access to our online submission system “Susy”, providing a wide range of meta-data on articles under processing, as well as articles published from associated authors since 2010.
  • Data from Susy, including information on invoices, can be exported to Excel with a single click.
  • Institutions can choose to be notified about new submissions, and can receive alerts when a paper is accepted or published. Notifications can be enabled or disabled directly from Susy.

Cost Reduction

  • Associated authors receive discounts on the APCs for accepted articles.
  • The reduced admin efforts from our invoicing process can help to save institutes time and effort.

List of Members

If your institute is not yet included on our membership list below, please feel free to recommend our program to your library here

Institute Country Discount Payment Type for APC Date of Commencement Institute Library Website
University of Basel Switzerland 25% Non-central, author paid 15 September 2013 Link to Website
University Hospital of Basel Switzerland 25% Non-central, author paid 15 September 2013 Link to Website
NC State University USA 10% Non-central, author paid 1 November 2013 Link to Website
Technical University of Munich (TU München) Germany 25% Central payment 15 November 2013 Link to Website
University of Bern Switzerland 25% Non-central, author paid 19 December 2013 Link to Website
Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) Austria 10% Non-central, author paid 20 December 2013 Link to Website
Wageningen University and Research Center The Netherlands 25% Non-central, author paid 23 January 2014 Link to Website
University of Tübingen Germany 25% Non-central, author paid 1 February 2014 Link to Website
University of Cagliari Italy 10% Non-central, author paid 1 February 2014 Link to Website
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) Spain 25% Non-central, author paid 1 February 2014 Link to Website
University and University Hospital of Zürich Switzerland 25% Non-central, author paid 1 February 2014 Link to Website
University of Amsterdam The Netherlands 10% Non-central, author paid 1 February 2014 Link to Website
Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) Spain 10% Non-central, author paid 1 February 2014 Link to Website
University of Richmond USA 10% Non-central, author paid 1 February 2014 Link to Website
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Helmholtz) Germany 15% Central payment 1 March 2014 Link to Website
University of Barcelona Spain 25% Non-central, author paid 1 March 2014 Link to Website
Justus Liebig University Giessen Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 1 March 2014 Link to Website
University of Twente The Netherlands 10% Non-central, author paid 1 March 2014 Link to Website
Duke University USA 10% Non-central, author paid 1 March 2014 Link to Website
Columbia University USA 10% Non-central, author paid 1 April 2014 Link to Website
RWTH Aachen University Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 1 April 2014 Link to Website
University of Maryland USA 10% Non-central, author paid 1 April 2014 Link to Website
National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia 10% Non-central, author paid 1 April 2014 Link to Website
Wuhan University China 10% Non-central, author paid 1 May 2014 Link to Website
Oslo and Akershus University College Norway 10% Central payment 1 May 2014 Link to Website
University of Göttingen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) Germany 10% Central payment 1 June 2014 Link to Website
Delft University of Technology The Netherlands 10% Central payment 1 June 2014 Link to Website
University of South Australia Australia 10% Non-central, author paid 1 June 2014 Link to Website
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Helmholtz) Germany 15% Non-central, author paid 1 June 2014 Link to Website
German Cancer Research Center (Helmholtz) Germany 15% Non-central, author paid 1 June 2014 Link to Website
Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (Helmholtz) Germany 15% Central payment 1 June 2014 Link to Website
Forschungszentrum Jülich (Helmholtz) Germany 15% Central payment 1 June 2014 Link to Website
Helmholtz Center Dresden-Rossendorf (Helmholtz) Germany 15% Central payment 1 June 2014 Link to Website
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Helmholtz) Germany 15% Central payment 1 June 2014 Link to Website
German Research Center for Geosciences GFZ (Helmholtz) Germany 15% Central payment 1 June 2014 Link to Website
University of Stuttgart Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 1 July 2014 Link to Website
Uppsala University Sweden 10% Non-central, author paid 1 July 2014 Link to Website
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW Switzerland 10% Non-central, author paid 1 August 2014 Link to Website
Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) Austria 10% Central payment 1 August 2014 Link to Website
Lincoln University New Zealand 10% Non-central, author paid 1 August 2014 Link to Website
University College London UK 10% Central payment 1 August 2014 Link to Website
Nutrition Society of New Zealand New Zealand 25% Non-central, author paid 1 September 2014 Link to Website
Huazhong Agricultural University China 10% Non-central, author paid 1 September 2014 Link to Website
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain 10% Non-central, author paid 1 September 2014 Link to Website
University of Newcastle, Australia Australia 10% Non-central, author paid 1 September 2014 Link to Website
Midwestern University USA 10% Non-central, author paid 1 November 2014 Link to Website
Research Network Natural Products against Neglected Diseases (ResNet NPND) Germany 25% Non-central, author paid 1 December 2014 Link to Website
ETH Zurich Switzerland 25% Central payment 1 January 2015 Link to Website
Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden) Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 1 February 2015 Link to Website
University of Potsdam Germany 10% Central payment 1 March 2015 Link to Website
University of Cambridge UK 10% Central payment 1 March 2015 Link to Website
University of Osnabrück Germany 25% Non-central, author paid 1 March 2015 Link to Website
Heidelberg University (Universität Heidelberg) Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 1 March 2015 Link to Website
University of St Andrews UK 10% Central payment 1 March 2015 Link to Website
Australasian Section - American Oil Chemists Society (AAOCS) Australia 25% Non-central, author paid 1 April 2015 Link to Website
Novartis Group Switzerland 10% Non-central, author paid 1 April 2015 Link to Website
University of Bayreuth Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 1 April 2015 Link to Website
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) Germany 25% Non-central, author paid 1 April 2015 Link to Website
Technische Universität Chemnitz Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 1 June 2015 Link to Website
Anglia Ruskin University UK 25% Central payment 1 July 2015 Link to Website
Chung Yuan Christian University Taiwan 10% Non-central, author paid 1 July 2015 Link to Website
University of Hamburg Germany 25% Non-central, author paid 1 July 2015 Link to Website
University of Kassel Germany 25% Central payment 1 July 2015 Link to Website
Poznan University of Technology Poland 10% Non-central, author paid 1 July 2015 Link to Website
JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH Austria 10% Non-central, author paid 1 July 2015 Link to Website
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 15 July 2015 Link to Website
Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier (ITQB/UNL) Portugal 10% Non-central, author paid 1 August 2015 Link to Website
VU University Amsterdam The Netherlands 10% Non-central, author paid 1 August 2015 Link to Website
University of Leeds UK 10% Central payment 1 August 2015 Link to Website
University of Malawi (The Polytechnic) Malawi 10% Non-central, author paid 1 August 2015 Link to Website
Deakin University Australia 10% Non-central, author paid 1 September 2015 Link to Website
Technische Universität Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig) Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 1 October 2015 Link to Website
Murdoch University Australia 10% Non-central, author paid 1 October 2015 Link to Website
North Dakota State University USA 10% Non-central, author paid 1 October 2015 Link to Website
University of Regensburg Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 1 October 2015 Link to Website
National Taipei University of Technology Taiwan 10% Non-central, author paid 1 October 2015 Link to Website
University of Freiburg Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 1 November 2015 Link to Website
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 1 November 2015 Link to Website
University of Helsinki Finland 10% Non-central, author paid 1 November 2015 Link to Website
Technical University of Berlin Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 1 November 2015 Link to Website
Technical University of Denmark Denmark 10% Non-central, author paid 1 November 2015 Link to Website
University of Pernambuco (UPE) Brazil 10% Non-central, author paid 15 November 2015 Link to Website
University of North Florida USA 10% Non-central, author paid 15 November 2015 Link to Website
University of Piraeus Greece 10% Non-central, author paid 1 December 2015 Link to Website
Virginia Tech USA 10% Non-central, author paid 1 December 2015 Link to Website
Helmholtz Zentrum München Germany 10% Central payment 16 December 2015 Link to Website
University of Ulm Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 1 January 2016 Link to Website
Ruhr University Bochum Germany 10% Central payment 1 January 2016 Link to Website
Tsinghua University China 10% Non-central, author paid 1 January 2016 Link to Website
Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology (CSMNT) China 10% Non-central, author paid 15 January 2016 Link to Website
Autonomous University of Barcelona Spain 10% Non-central, author paid 1 February 2016 Link to Website
Brock University Canada 10% Non-central, author paid 1 February 2016 Link to Website
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg Germany 10% Central payment 15 February 2016 Link to Website
Leipzig University Germany 10% Central payment 15 February 2016 Link to Website
Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) Germany 10% Central payment 22 February 2016 Link to Website
University of Pisa Italy 10% Non-central, author paid 1 March 2016 Link to Website
Bielefeld University Germany 10% Central payment 1 March 2016 Link to Website
Zhejiang University China 10% Non-central, author paid 15 March 2016 Link to Website
University of Winchester UK 10% Non-central, author paid 15 March 2016 Link to Website
Asia Pacific Nutrigenomics Nutrigenetics Organisation (APNNO) Australia 25% Non-central, author paid 1 April 2016 Link to Website
South China University of Technology China 10% Non-central, author paid 1 April 2016 Link to Website
Beijing University of Technology China 10% Non-central, author paid 1 April 2016 Link to Website
Beijing Jiaotong University China 10% Non-central, author paid 1 April 2016 Link to Website
Silesian University of Technology Poland 10% Non-central, author paid 1 April 2016 Link to Website
KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden 10% Non-central, author paid 15 April 2016 Link to Website
Southern Medical University China 10% Non-central, author paid 1 May 2016 Link to Website
Kunming Institute of Botany Chinese Academy of Sciences China 10% Non-central, author paid 1 May 2016 Link to Website
Jilin University China 10% Non-central, author paid 1 May 2016 Link to Website
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Austria 10% Non-central, author paid 15 May 2016 Link to Website
University of Bremen Germany 10% Central payment 15 May 2016 Link to Website
Koc University Turkey 10% Non-central, author paid 15 May 2016 Link to Website
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland 10% Non-central, author paid 1 June 2016 Link to Website
University of Innsbruck Austria 10% Non-central, author paid 1 June 2016 Link to Website
Medical University of Innsbruck Austria 10% Non-central, author paid 1 June 2016 Link to Website
Southwest Jiaotong University China 10% Non-central, author paid 1 June 2016 Link to Website
Asian Institute of Technology Thailand 10% Non-central, author paid 1 June 2016 Link to Website
Louisiana State University USA 10% Non-central, author paid 1 July 2016 Link to Website
Florida State University USA 10% Non-central, author paid 1 July 2016 Link to Website