Benefits of Publishing with MDPI
INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS
Project Inception and Invitation
At MDPI Books, we work hard to make high quality scientific works broadly available and strive to support authors and editors to make their book a reality. Accordingly, we are happy to consider project proposals—both for original high-quality editions (e.g. proceedings) and monographs (e.g. doctoral theses).
To ensure the best possible service, we provide personal support throughout the entire production process.
Our support for authors who wish to publish full monographs or book chapters starts before manuscript submission. The following provides guidance for putting your work together. You can use the contact page to get in touch if you need further advice.
As an editor of an Edition, MDPI will assist you by issuing a call for chapters, and further coordinate the final invitation to authors for submission of chapters.
As an author, please use the template files below to prepare your manuscript:
MDPI Books are typically published in English and must be submitted in grammatically correct English, to ensure effective refereeing and quick publication. To learn more, see English Editing Guidelines for Authors . If you wish to publish your manuscript in a language other than English, please contact us.
If you are a non-native English speaker, please ensure that your manuscript is checked by an English-speaking colleague or a professional editing service. MDPI offers an English editing service.
Editorial Process: Review
MDPI Books is dedicated to high-quality scholarly publishing. Thus, all manuscripts submitted to MDPI Books are thoroughly reviewed by experts prior to publication. MDPI Books arranges the review process for editions in coordination with the academic editors and coordinates review for monographs with reviewers from the MDPI network. The final decision regarding acceptance of a manuscript lies with the academic editor for Editions and the MDPI Books academic consultant for monographs.
Immediately after submission, manuscripts are checked by MDPI Books editorial staff. You may receive feedback at this stage, prior to peer review. At this stage, checks will be made for plagiarism, data falsification, reuse permissions for figures, inappropriate authorship credit, etc. MDPI takes publishing ethics issues very seriously and adheres to the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
All manuscripts submitted to MDPI Books are reviewed by experts from the relevant field. Authors may suggest potential referees with the appropriate expertise, but note that the editors may not necessarily approach these referees.
MDPI aims to provide an efficient and high quality publishing service to authors and to the scientific community. Thus, we ask reviewers to assist by providing review reports in a timely manner—for Editions: several weeks, for monographs: several months.
Authors will typically be asked to revise their manuscript prior to a final editorial decision.
When making an editorial recommendation, reviewers can select from:
- minor revision
- major revision
The Academic Editor makes an assessment based on the suitability of selected reviewers, the adequacy of reviewer comments and author response, and the overall scientific quality of the paper.
Editorial Process: Production
For all manuscripts that are accepted for publication with MDPI Books, the Editorial Office carries out production, consisting of copy-editing, language editing, and conversion to a machine-readable XML format.
Language editing is carried out by professional English editing staff and includes spelling, grammar and punctuation; rewording of ambiguous or overly-complex phrases; correct usage of common technical terms; editing of Word or LaTeX files; conformation to the MDPI house style.
Note that extensive rewriting and reordering of the manuscript and checking of field-specific terms are not included. Authors will be asked to proofread their manuscripts and make final adaptations during proofreading stage, and will also be asked to confirm the final proofs immediately prior to publication.
Upon publication, books will be distributed via various channels, including partner channels, contact with relevant libraries and institutions, and book subscribers. They will also be available to view or purchase directly from this website.
MDPI publishes all its publications in open access format, using Creative Commons licenses. This means that the scientific community and the general public have unlimited and immediate access for free to all content as soon as it is published online, with the following benefits:
- everyone has free and unlimited access to the full-text of all publications by MDPI
- anyone can re-use published material provided proper accreditation/citation of the original publication is given;
- open access publication can help compliance with requirements from research institutes and research funding agencies.
The authors retain copyright of the published material and grant MDPI a license to publish it.
Chapter and Book Processing Charges
MDPI is committed to keeping its open access publication charges at a minimum level:
|Edition chapters||from 600 CHF for accepted manuscripts|
|Monographs||from 4000 CHF for accepted manuscripts, depending on the word count|
The costs cover the professional editorial and production processes, in addition to other costs MDPI incurs as a publisher such as ISBN registration and distribution.
Many funding agencies the payment of open access publishing charges, including for books. In addition, numerous research institutes have created central funds to cover Article and Book Processing Charges (APCs/BPCs). Learn more: Funding of APCs/BPCs.
MDPI has established an Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP) . The IOAP provides discounts on the APCs/BPCs for manuscripts published with MDPI by the corresponding or leading authors of the associated institute. The IOAP also allows institutes to choose payment of the APCs/BPCs centrally, removing part or all of the fees for individual authors. If your institute is not yet listed, you may recommend the IOAP scheme with MDPI to your library here. We will reach out to your library to discuss the possibility of joining the IOAP.