2 April 2020
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Partnering with MDPI

We are delighted to announce that the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is now a participant of our Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP). Under this agreement authors affiliated with KAUST can enjoy discounts on the APC, and the University Library will have access to the MDPI online submission system where they can find full article metadata and pricing information for easy identification and additional transparency.

J. K. Vijayakumar, Library Director at KAUST said: "We are proud to demonstrate our commitment to open access through the first open access policy in the Middle East and will continue our efforts to align with global Open Access initiatives. Through a combination of open access programs, institutional agreements and research repository services, we strive to ensure our research articles on world-leading scientific advances are available to all."

For additional information, visit: library.kaust.edu.sa.

MDPI is a publisher of fully peer-reviewed, Open Access journals with a focus on thorough and rapid editorial processing. Its aim is to ensure that high-quality research is verified and made available to the research community as quickly as possible. MDPI stands at the forefront of the Open Access movement, having launched its first online journal Molecules in 1996. Today, MDPI is a leader in Open Access publishing with over 200 journals across all research disciplines, and all content published under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).

For any questions about this agreement, please contact the MDPI IOAP team at [email protected].

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