Interview with MDPI: Lessons Learned in more than 20 Years of Open Access Publishing - The Scholarly Kitchen
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Among various highlights of this year’s SSP Annual Meeting, I unearthed a few well-kept mysteries about MDPI, Swiss-based open-access (OA) journal publisher. Launched 21 years ago by Dr. Shu-Kun Lin, a chemist who graduated from ETH Zurich, MDPI started off as something very different than a publishing house. Despite cycles of controversy, MDPI continues to grow, now employing more than 900 people across seven offices. Their CEO, Dr. Franck Vazquez, joined MDPI just three years ago, after an academic career in life and health sciences. Vazquez, recently appointed to the OASPA board, met with me between SSP sessions to share their story.