Reviewing for MDPI Just Became More Rewarding

In addition to our collaboration with Publons to recognize the hard work of our reviewers, we also provide APC vouchers to reviewers who provide timely and substantial comments. We realize that without their contribution the success of our open access journals would not be possible.

That’s why we have decided to increase the discounts on Article Processing Charges (APCs) that we provide to our reviewers. From now on, any timely review for a journal with an APC of 1000 CHF or more will receive an APC discount voucher of 250 CHF. For journals with an APC of below 1000 CHF, timely reviewers will receive a discount of 150 CHF. Vouchers can be cumulated and used in conjunction with discounts we provide to authors affiliated with our institutional members.

Interested in becoming a reviewer? See what we expect here and sign up at the bottom of the page.

For more information on our journal APCs, please see here.

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  1. I think this is not correct for all MDPI journals. Most of them provide a maximum 100 CHF for a timely review.

    • We have modified the amounts over time, but the principle of rewarding reviewers in this way has not changed.

  2. If I have two reviewers’ vouchers, can I use both for one article? For example, if the APC is 550 CHF, will I pay 350 CHF with these two vouchers applied?

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