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Fall 11-24-2020


publishing, open access, article processing charge, UWM authors, MDPI journals, institutional program, reputation, accessibility, discoverability


In August 2020, the UWM Libraries signed an agreement with MDPI’s Institutional Open Access Program. This report outlines our findings in support of our decision to join the program. The growing number of UWM publications and faculty affiliations with the editorial boards provided solid evidence. The speed of publication research in MDPI journals is remarkably fast. The other benefits of publishing with MDPI are open access and indexing by reputable discovery platforms.

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