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APC discount

Researchers at Lund University can use an agreement to get a 20% discount on article processing charges in all MDPI journals, and the administrative processes and invoices are handled by the University Library. Here you find information about how to get the discount and additional funding for publishing open access.

About the agreement

Researchers at Lund University get a 20% discount on article processing charges in all journals from MDPI. The discount also applies to charges associated with open access book publishing with MDPI. Initially the cost of publishing is paid by the University Library.

The corresponding author must be affiliated with Lund University in the article. Please use the institutional e-mail (ending with or when submitting an article.

Financial support for publishing open access

Since all journals from MDPI are pure open access, you can apply for financial support for the publishing. The invoice is sent to and initially paid by the University Library.

Apply for financial support to publish open access

Publishing costs at Lund University

Parts of the costs of publishing, both within the agreements and those paid with the extra publishing support, are later invoiced to the faculties. Depending on how your faculty chooses to handle the costs, you may have to pay a part of the publication fee at a later stage.

Read more about costs for publishing open access at Lund University


For questions about the agreement or open access publishing, please contact:

publicera [at] lub [dot] lu [dot] se (publicera[at]lub[dot]lu[dot]se)