Information for Authors
MDPI publishes scholarly peer-reviewed Open Access journals since 1996. All journals maintain a rapid, yet rigorous, peer-review, manuscript handling and editorial process.
MDPI journals are the perfect place for you to publish your work in a fast and straightforward manner under an Open Access license, and to reach a potentially huge number of readers. MDPI delivers 2.4 million webpage views and over 650'000 full-text downloads per month.
MDPI is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with two Editorial Offices in Beijing.
Useful Resources for Authors
Copyright Rights & Permissions Guide
MDPI Reference List and Citations Style Guide [PDF Download]
MDPI LaTeX Templates (Microsoft Word Templates are available on the individual journals' Instructions for Authors pages)
Manuscript Submission & Instructions for Authors
For Authors and Readers MDPI Aims to:
- publish exclusively peer-reviewed journals — all articles are thoroughly peer-reviewed
- maintain a quick publication procedure — manuscripts are peer-reviewed and published within 4-8 weeks from submission, provided that no major revisions are required
- publish full open access journals — readers can access all articles published on this platform for free, including state-of-the-art review articles
- publish citation-tracked journals — MDPI is working towards a quick coverage and citation-tracking of all of its journals by the Science Citation Index Expanded (see a list of covered journals) and Scopus (see a list of covered journals)
- publish highly visible journals — journals are indexed by leading indexing and abstracting databases
For Authors and Readers Open Access Means:
- free availability of the literature on the Internet without any subscription or price barriers
- immediate open access once an article is released (no embargo period)
- authors retain all copyrights - authors will not be forced to sign any copyright transfer agreement
- permission of re-use of the published material, given proper accreditation (Creative Commons Attribution License)
General Peer-Review Procedure
All manuscripts sent for publication in our journals are strictly and thoroughly peer-reviewed (research and review articles, spontaneous submissions as well as invited papers). The Editorial Offices will organize peer-review and collect at least two review reports per manuscript, ask the authors for adequate revision (peer-review again whenever necessary), before requesting the decision of an external editor (usually the Editor-in-Chief of a journal or the Guest Editor of a special issue).
Long-Term Archiving and Copies of MDPI Content
Besides running its own backup systems, MDPI deposits copies of the published content at several places:
- MDPI deposits all articles published in life-science related journals into PubMed Central. This has been realized for several journals.
- MDPI deposits a full archival copy of all publications in electronic format into e-Helvetica, the digital archive of the Swiss National Library.
- MDPI participates with LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Save). LOCKSS system has permission to collect, preserve, and serve this open access Archival Unit. (MDPI LOCKSS Archival Units)
- MDPI has an agreement with EBSCO Industries Inc. to have most of its journals included in EBSCO Host, the online research database.
- MDPI has an agreement with Informatics India Ldt. to have all its journals included in J-Gate, a global e-journal gateway.
- Authors are also encouraged to self-archive the final, published version of their articles into institutional or subject-based repositories (such as those listed in the Directory of Open Access Repositories). For this purpose authors may use the final PDF version published by MDPI.