30 March 2022
Bibsam Consortium Signs National Agreement for Sweden with MDPI

At the beginning of 2022, a national agreement between MDPI and the Bibsam Consortium was signed and extends to 21 Swedish institutions.

The Bibsam consortium is a strong proponent of open access internationally. It is operated by the National Library of Sweden on behalf of higher education and research institutions in Sweden. Institutions participating in the Bibsam-MDPI agreement include KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Linnaeus University, Linköping University and Stockholm University. To access the complete list please visit here: https://www.mdpi.com/ioap.

With the agreement, we intend to intensify our collaboration with Swedish authors and help them to benefit from publishing across our portfolio of open access journals.

Anna Lundén, Acting Department Director, National Library of Sweden says, "We are very pleased with this new publishing agreement between the Swiss Open Access publisher MDPI and participating organizations within the Bibsam Consortium. The agreement includes a ten percent discount on all processing charges for articles by Bibsam corresponding authors. To sign publishing agreements with Open Access publishers is an important step in line with our action plan to open up Swedish research to the world".

Bibsam Consortium (Kungliga biblioteket) was established in 1996 with the purpose of negotiating the license agreements with publishers and databases on behalf of Swedish higher education and research institutions. Overall, 93 organizations participate in the consortium.

MDPI is publishing more than 380 peer-reviewed open access journals across all scientific disciplines, supported by more than 115,000 academic experts. We now have seven active consortia agreements and we are seeking to support other national consortia in the transition to fully open access publishing.

Florin Craciun
Head of Institutional Partnership

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