Membership Institutes

MDPI is currently setting up an institutional membership program for libraries (as of Fall 2013). The following institutes have already chosen to join the MDPI membership program. If your institute is not yet listed, you may recommend the membership scheme with MDPI to your library here. We will reach out to your library to discuss the possibility of a membership. Please note that the corresponding or leading authors must be associated with the listed institutes to benefit from the discount. More institutes will be added over the next few months.

The institute can decide if the APCs are to be paid centrally (central payment), or paid in full by the authors (non-central, author paid) or shared between author and institute (split payment).

Institute Country Discount Payment Type for APC Date of Commencement Institute Library Website
University of Basel * Switzerland 10-15% Non-central, author paid 15 September 2013 Link to Website
University Hospital of Basel * Switzerland 10-15% Non-central, author paid 15 September 2013 Link to Website
NC State University United States 10% Non-central, author paid 1 November 2013 Link to Website
Technical University of Munich (TU München) Germany 10% Central payment 15 November 2013 Link to Website
University of Bern Switzerland 10% 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 10% Non-central, author paid 23 January 2014 Link to Website
University of Tübingen Germany 10% 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 10% Non-central, author paid 1 February 2014 Link to Website
University and University Hospital of Zürich Switzerland 10% 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 United States 10% Non-central, author paid 1 February 2014 Link to Website
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Helmholtz) Germany 10% Central payment 1 March 2014 Link to Website
University of Barcelona Spain 10% Non-central, author paid 1 March 2014 Link to Website
Fourth Military Medical University China 10% Non-central, author paid 1 March 2014 Link to Website
Swedish University of Agricultural Science Sweden 10% 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
Columbia University United States 10% Split payment 1 April 2014 Link to Website
RWTH Aachen University Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 1 April 2014 Link to Website
University of Twente The Netherlands 10% Non-central, author paid 1 March 2014 Link to Website
University of Maryland United States 10% Non-central, author paid 1 April 2014 Link to Website
Duke University United States 10% Non-central, author paid 1 March 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
University of Göttingen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) Germany 10% Central payment 1 June 2014 Link to Website
Oslo and Akershus University College Norway 10% Central payment 1 May 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 10% Non-central, author paid 1 June 2014 Link to Website
German Cancer Research Center (Helmholtz) Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 1 June 2014 Link to Website
Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (Helmholtz) Germany 10% Central 1 June 2014 Link to Website
Forschungszentrum Jülich (Helmholtz) Germany 10% Central 1 June 2014 Link to Website
Helmholtz Center Dresden-Rossendorf (Helmholtz) Germany 10% Central 1 June 2014 Link to Website
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Helmholtz) Germany 10% Central 1 June 2014 Link to Website
German Research Center for Geosciences GFZ (Helmholtz) Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 1 June 2014 Link to Website
University of Stuttgart Germany 10% Non-central, author paid 1 July 2014 Link to Website

* 10% discount applies to the first 10 papers published by the institution during the year; 15% for all papers published thereafter.