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[BOAI] The Open Access Interviews: Publisher MDPI

From: "Richard Poynder" <richard.poynder AT>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:15:58 +0100

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, the Multidisciplinary Digital
Publishing Institute, or more usually MDPI, is an open access publisher that
has had a challenging few years. It has been charged with excessively
spamming researchers in order to maximise APC revenue, it has been accused
of publishing pseudoscience, and it has been criticised for publishing
papers of very poor quality. This has occasionally led to editorial board


The criticism came to a head in February last year, when University of
Colorado (Denver) librarian Jeffrey Beall added MDPI to his controversial
list of "Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access


Today I have published a Q&A with MDPI, which can be read here:


Richard Poynder


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