MDPI has established an institutional membership scheme in the fourth quarter of 2013. We are very pleased to announce that the Wageningen University and Research Centre has now agreed to establish an institutional membership with MDPI. Primary authors from this university will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 February 2014.
Additional details can be found at our institutional membership page.
Following its tradition of open scientific publishing, MDPI now joins forces with the Chemical Information Service of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) to go one step further. With MDPI's support and under the supervision of Dr. Luc Patiny from the EPFL, an open source e-infrastructure for research in organic chemistry will be developed.
The objective is to build a flexible platform that can support organic chemists with their research in the form of a digital laboratory notebook with advanced chemo-informatic tools. The platform will be an open database that will make chemical data widely available, allowing users to quickly upload, access, and visualize annotated chemical information. The database will also serve as a tool for long-term storage and protection of data using standardized formats.