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MDPI Publishing Services
- Production Services: From Acceptance to Publication
- Susy: A complete submission system
- Managed Journals
- Scilit: A powerful database
MDPI offers services to support academic journal publishers of all sizes, including publishers with a single journal, university presses, or larger enterprises. By partnering with us, publishers can take advantage of simple, rapid, scalable procedures and intuitive software that will take attention away from procedural details and free up time to focus on journal development.
We offer full flexibility. You might want to take advantage of having your journal fully managed by MDPI with a dedicated managing editor, or select only certain aspects, such as taking articles through from acceptance to the final PDF. You may want just a single service, such as XML conversion. Our submission system is built in a modular way so that articles can be delivered and retrieved at any stage.
Production Services: From Acceptance to Publication
MDPI can offer a full production service, taking papers accepted for publication and returning a formatted PDF, along with other file types and details of the production procedures. Steps in the process are as follows:
Completion times are 7 days (excluding author proofreading) and we offer a 6 day per week service. All steps will be handled by our production staff, with a combined experience of over 60,000 manuscripts. The main feature of the service we provide is high speed combined with quality and precision. Additional features include:
- Production from Microsoft Word or LaTeX manuscripts.
- 99.9% accuracy of XML files and 99% accuracy in PDF files.
- Fully Pubmed compliant XML and figure editing.
- Professional native English speakers perform language editing.
- Full access to the Susy submission website to track your articles.
The process is customizable, and you can opt to take only some of the services, for example we can design a workflow that comprises XML conversion and English editing while the rest is handled elsewhere.
Susy: A Complete Submission System
Susy is the submission system behind MDPI’s 150 journals. It is a comprehensive, web-based software that allows editors to handle all aspects of publication, from initial submission to publication, including invoicing of open access APCs. Communication with reviewers, authors and editors is built-in. Features include:
- Intuitive easy-to use functions that authors, editors and reviewers consistently rate very highly.
- Communication with authors, reviewers, and editors directly from Susy.
- Overview pages for journal staff, editors-in-chief and other editors to monitor all submitted manuscripts.
- Support from the MDPI IT team, including feature requests.
- Build your database of reviewers and check for conflicts of interest using Reviewer BLAST (optional).
MDPI can manage your open access journal on your behalf. We will assign a dedicated Managing Editor as a single point of contact and, depending on the size of the journal, Assistant Editors as support. Our staff will handle all administrative aspects of the journal, including contact with authors and reviewers, marketing, and invoicing. By regular contact with the Editor-in-Chief, you can set the direction of the journal and maintain oversight of all aspects.
Scilit: A Powerful Database
SciLit is a comprehensive database of nearly 70 million scholarly articles. It can be searched directly from http://www.scilit.net and supports a number of functions for publishers and authors:
Keep authors informed about papers in your journal that cite their work. The Scitations function sends an email to authors of cited papers informing them about the new publication.
Put in a few keywords and the SciLit search engine will retrieve a list of potential reviewers, along with their contact details and titles of papers they have published. These can be incorporated directly into your submission system to invite.
Reviewer Blast (Conflict of interest checker)
Editors want to avoid inviting reviewers that have a conflict of interest with authors. SciLit can do an automatic check based on author names and/or email addresses, and return a percentage match. By linking to the original publication, editors can verify the full details for themselves.
Authors can stay up-to-date with latest research from all publishers by using customized searches. They receive daily or weekly notifications of papers that match their criteria as soon as it is added to SciLit, often within hours of publication.
For enquiries and quotations please contact Dr. Martyn Rittman