MDPI: Open access agreement for IIASA authors

IIASA has established an agreement with MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) allowing authors to benefit from a 10% discount on article processing charges (APCs) when publishing in an MDPI journal. The agreement has been signed for 1 year and starts May 15, 2016.

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The following IIASA articles have been published in MDPI journals in the past:

Fritz, S.; McCallum, I.; Schill, C.; Perger, C.; Grillmayer, R.; Achard, F.; Kraxner, F.; Obersteiner, M. Geo-Wiki.Org: The Use of Crowdsourcing to Improve Global Land Cover. Remote Sens. 2009, 1(3), 345-354; doi:10.3390/rs1030345.

Rao, N.; Baer, P. "Decent Living" Emissions: A Conceptual Framework. Sustainability 2012, 4(4), 656- 681; doi:10.3390/su4040656. 

Reschke, J.; Bartsch, A.; Schlaffer, S.; Schepaschenko, D. Capability of C-Band SAR for Operational Wetland Monitoring at High Latitudes. Remote Sens. 2012, 4(10), 2923-2943; doi:l0.3390/rs4102923. 

Vancutsem, C.; Marinho, E.; Kayitakire, F.; See, L.; Fritz, S. Harmonizing and Combining Existing Land Cover/Land Use Datasets for Cropland Area Monitoring at the African Continental Scale. Remote Sens. 2013, 5(1), 19-41; doi:l0.3390/rs5010019. 2-4292/5/1/19 

Santoro, M.; Cartus, O.; Franssen, J.; Shvidenko, A.; Mccallum, I.; Hall, R.; Beaudoin, A.; Beer, C.; Schmullius, C. Estimates of Forest Growing Stock Volume for Sweden, Central Siberia, and Quebec Using Envisat Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar Backscatter Data. Remote Sens. 2013, 5(9), 4503- 4532; doi:10.3390/rs5094503. 

See, L.; Fritz, S.; Leeuw, J. The Rise of Collaborative Mapping: Trends and Future Directions. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2013, 2(4), 955-958; doi:10.3390/ ijgi2040955. 

Rafaj, P.; Cofala, J.; Kuenen, J.; Wyrwa, A.; Zysk, J. Benefits of European Climate Policies for Mercury Air Pollution. Atmosphere 2014, 5(1), 45-59; doi:l0.3390/atmos5010045. 

Huttich, C.; Korets, M.; Bartalev, S.; Zharko, V.; Schepaschenko, D.; Shvidenko, A.; Schmullius, C. Exploiting Growing Stock Volume Maps for Large Scale Forest Resource Assessment: CrossComparisons of ASAR- and PALSAR-Based GSV Estimates with Forest Inventory in Central Siberia. Forests 2014, 5(7), 1753-1776; doi:l0.3390/f5071753. /5/7 /1753 

Perger, C.; LeDrew, E.; See, L.; Fritz, S. Geography Geo-Wiki in the Classroom: Using Crowdsourcing to Enhance Geographical Teaching. Future Internet 2014, 6(4), 597-611; doi:10.3390/fi6040597. 

Bechtel, B.; Alexander, P.; Bohner, J.; Ching, J.; Conrad, O.; Feddema, J.; Mills, G.; See, L.; Stewart, I. Mapping Local Climate Zones for a Worldwide Database of the Form and Function of Cities. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2015, 4(1), 199-219; doi:10.3390/ijgi4010199. 

Mihai, A.; Marincea, A.; Ekenberg, L. A MCDM Analysis of the Roi;;ia Montana Gold Mining Project. Sustainability 2015, 7(6), 7261-7288; doi:10.3390/su7067261. /6/7261 

Waldner, F.; Fritz, S.; Di Gregorio, A.; Defourny, P. Mapping Priorities to Focus Cropland Mapping Activities: Fitness Assessment of Existing Global, Regional and National Cropland Maps. Remote Sens. 2015, 7(6), 7959-7986; doi:10.3390/rs70607959. /6/7959 

Komendantova, N.; Vocciante, M.; Battaglini, A. Can the BestGrid Process Improve Stakeholder Involvement in Electricity Transmission Projects?. Energies 2015, 8(9), 9407-9433; doi: 10.3390/en8099407. 

See, L. Spatial Analysis as a Transformative Technology for Decision-Making in Environmental Domains. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2015, 4(3), 1770-1773; doi:10.3390/ijgi4031770. 

Tsendbazar, N.; de Bruin, S.; Fritz, S.; Herold, M. Spatial Accuracy Assessment and Integration of Global Land Cover Datasets. Remote Sens. 2015, 7(12), 15804-15821; doi:10.3390/rs71215804. http://www. md 2-4292/7 /12/15804 

Waldner, F.; Fritz, S.; Di Gregorio, A.; Plotnikov, D.; Bartalev, S.; Kussul, N.; Gong, P.; Thenkabail, P.; Hazeu, G.; Klein, I.; Lbw, F.; Miettinen, J.; Dadhwal, V.; Lamarche, C.; Bontemps, S.; Defourny, P. A Unified Cropland Layer at 250 m for Global Agriculture Monitoring. Data 2016, 1(1), 3; doi:10.3390/data1010003. 

Lesiv, M.; Moltchanova, E.; Schepaschenko, D.; See, L.; Shvidenko, A.; Comber, A.; Fritz, S. Comparison of Data Fusion Methods Using Crowdsourced Data in Creating a Hybrid Forest Cover Map. Remote Sens. 2016, 8(3), 261; doi:10.3390/rs8030261. 

Enenkel, M.; Steiner, C.; Mistelbauer, T.; Dorigo, W.; Wagner, W.; See, L.; Atzberger, C.; Schneider, S.; Rogenhofer, E. A Combined Satellite-Derived Drought Indicator to Support Humanitarian Aid Organizations. Remote Sens. 2016, 8(4), 340; doi:10.3390/rs8040340. 

See, L.; Mooney, P.; Foody, G.; Bastin, L.; Comber, A.; Estima, J.; Fritz, S.; Kerle, N.; Jiang, B.; Laakso, M.; Liu, H.; Milcinski, G.; Niksic, M.; Painho, M.; Podor, A.; Olteanu-Raimond, A.; Rutzinger, M. Crowdsourcing, Citizen Science or Volunteered Geographic Information? The Current State of Crowdsourced Geographic Information. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2016, 5(5), 55; doi:l0.3390/ijgi5050055.

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