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In line with MDPI’s values, we publish all content in open access, promoting the exchange of ideas and knowledge in a globalized world. MDPI Books encompasses all the benefits of open access—high availability and visibility, as well as wide and rapid dissemination. MDPI Books are distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License — as an author, you retain the copyright for your work. In addition, with MDPI Books, you can complement the digital version of your work with a high-quality printed counterpart.

At MDPI, we put authors at the center of what we do. Authors and editors profit from MDPI’s over two decades of experience in open access publishing and our customized personal support throughout the entire publication process: from the inception of a book project, through the editorial and review process, production and publication, and marketing support after publication. Through optimized processes, we offer highly competitive chapter and book processing charges and unique contributor discounts on book purchases.

To ensure the highest quality, MDPI Books only publishes manuscripts that have undergone thorough reviewing. The quality of the content is matched by the quality of presentation, achieved through professional design that guarantees books that are attractive and a pleasure to read. At MDPI Books, we look to provide a fast publication procedure, to guarantee that books covering state-of-the-art research and time-sensitive topics are released with a minimum amount of delay. Furthermore, a non-defined print-run allows adaptations to be incorporated quickly and easily.

Due to our global network (including in the USA, Europe, and Australia) and well-known channel partners (including Amazon), we ensure maximum visibility and broad dissemination. In addition to appearing on the MDPI Books website, title information of books is sent to international indexing databases and archives, such as the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), the Verzeichnis lieferbarer Bücher (VLB), and the Swiss National Library.


As an established academic publisher and open access pioneer, MDPI believes that the contemporary wave in academia of wider and faster dissemination of knowledge with open access should not be restricted to academic journals but should also capture and elevate book publishing.

Accordingly, MDPI Books offers academic authors the possibility to publish their work in various book forms. To us, whereas academic journals publish the very latest research according to their subject area, academic books are more an invitation to pause for a moment and allow for research reflection. Read More

This reflection may take the form of an extensive discussion in short-form or full-length monographs, including doctoral theses from all fields, or it can take place in an academic conversation with other experts in edited volumes. Particularly the latter provide an opportunity for inter- and transdisciplinary exchange between or beyond different academic disciplines, respectively—the kind of exchange called for in view of the complex challenges we face today and in the future. The nexus of science, other modes of knowledge, and their orientation towards a sustainable future are especially near MDPI Books’ heart—as reflected, e.g., in our book series. As a series books are particularly well-suited for recording continuous scholarly endeavors regarding a particular question. If you are interested in editing a book volume or series or you have a monograph, textbook or project report manuscript to be considered for publication, please submit your proposal online and look at our Information for Authors.

If you are interested in editing a book volume or series or you have a monograph manuscript to be considered for publication, please submit your proposal online and look at our Information for Authors.

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