Preparing Manuscripts in LaTeX
If you use LaTeX to typeset your manuscript, please use one of the options below. For support, contact our latex support team. MDPI does not support plain TeX formats.
MDPI Class and Style Files
The following zip folder contains all files for preparing a manuscript in LaTeX. Inside this template folder is “template.tex” (the template file where the paper is typeset) and a subfolder “Definitions”, which contains files required for typesetting (class file, logos, bibliography style files, and further definitions).
- MDPI_template.zip - contains the template, logo, class and bibliography style files - [last updated 26 April 2022]
Software and Apps for Writing LaTeX
Online with Overleaf
There are now great and free tools for authors to write their scholarly papers in LaTeX in an online environment. Some of these tools support collaborative writing and versioning.
We recommend Overleaf which includes the MDPI article template file to easily prepare your paper in the format suitable for MDPI journals. Once you are ready to submit your manuscript, you can chose “Submit” and select “Submit to an MDPI journal”. This lets you to download your files and submit them to the MDPI journal of your choice.
Unix / Linux
LaTeX should be available on every Unix/Linux system. For some related information and documentations how to install LaTeX on some of the Unix/Linux distribtions, see:
Apple Mac OS
See the Mac OS X LaTeX website for more information on running LaTeX under Mac OS X.