MDPI is Committed to the SDG Publishers Compact

The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. MDPI is committed to the SDG Publishers Compact, offering a diverse range of initiatives aimed at disseminating cutting-edge research and ensuring it is accessible to all.

What is the SDG Publishers Compact

The SDG Publishers Compact was launched in 2020, aiming to inspire publishers and accelerate progress to achieve the 17 goals by 2030.

MDPI is committed to promote Open Access (OA) content on SDGs in the form of scientific articles and books, as well as our other initiatives, such as the World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award.

At MDPI, we have chosen to focus specifically on SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities as part of our commitment to the SDG Publishers Compact. Promoting equal opportunities has always been at the heart of what we do at MDPI, whether it be in our offices, by supporting employees from diverse backgrounds or by promoting women in leadership positions. We also carry this into our activities as a publisher, promoting and supporting researchers from underrepresented communities in science across continents by offering reviewer vouchers and several other discounts to provide financial support to those submitting papers.

On this blog, we will keep you informed about all of our activities and news related to our commitment to the SDG Publishers Compact.


We have more sustainability content here on the Blog

MDPI is committed to the SDG Publishers Compact. Here on the Blog, we are also very interested in keeping you up to do on news about climate change and the leading work of scientists in tackling all the world’s issues.

In our article We Need Open Access to Tackle Climate Change in 2024, we explain how:

The IPCC report paints a grim picture. But, as proven by the mobilisation of science in 2020, vital and transformative work can be achieved in a short space of time. We need vast collaboration across disciplines to construct climate models to increase preparedness and mediate the transformations we’re already experiencing.

Open Access is ideal for this. It supports interdisciplinary research, increases visibility, and speeds up the publication of research. Here at MDPI, manuscripts are published within 5‒7 weeks of submission. This is thanks to our large team and refined infrastructure. Additionally, alongside publishing entirely Open Access, we are rooted in sustainability, celebrating it through partnerships, sponsorships, and awards.

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