MDPI is committed to keeping its open access publication charges at a
minimum and being transparent about the publication costs and services
provided. To enable a high standard of editing and production under open
access philosophy, MDPI covers its editorial and production costs by
collecting comparatively low Chapter and Book Processing Charges
Many funding agencies cover the payment of open access publishing
charges, including books. In addition, numerous research institutes have
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Chapter Processing Charges (CPCs)
To enable a high standard of editing and production under open access
philosophy, MDPI covers its editorial and production costs by collecting
a Chapter Processing Charge of CHF 1200 per accepted chapter. There are
no charges for rejected chapters, no submission charges, and no
surcharges based on the length of a chapter, figures, or supplementary
data. Fees are due after review and official acceptance of the chapter
Book Processing Charges (BPCs)
For entire books, MDPI applies a BPC starting at 8000 CHF for each
accepted manuscript. The price depends on the number of pages in the
book as well as the requested services. Fees are due after pre-check and
before peer review.
The services included are:
Convenient online submission and manuscript tracking via our system
Personal support throughout the publishing process from an
experienced Assistant Editor.
Checks for plagiarism using the industry-standard software
Peer-Review coordination among editors, authors and external
Basic Formatting and Typesetting: regular layout and reference check
Standard English Editing: grammar, spelling, punctuation, phrasing
and conformation to the MDPI house style.
Dissemination and discoverability via submission to variousbook
indexing databases (OAPEN, DOAB, WoS Book Citation Index, CrossRef,
- DOI assignment at the book and chapter level.
- ISBN assignment at the book level, print and online.
Basic marketing and promotional services: arranging for the
distribution of the book to retailers, metadata optimization, Social
Media promotion, email marketing, book flyer, etc.
Custom cover design by experienced designers in agreement with the
corporate style and in coordination with the author or editor.
Publication of the accepted manuscript in electronic form (PDF), in
full open access, under a Creative Commons by Attribution license.
Print on Demand Service: available for view or purchase directly
from the MDPI Books website.
The following additional services can be provided at an additional cost:
Figure Editing to revise and format charts, graphs and illustrations
to guarantee books are visually pleasing. This includes figure size,
resolution, colors, fonts, labelling, and file formats.
Extensive English editing, such as grammar, spelling, punctuation,
phrasing and conformation to the MDPI house style as well as
phrasing and clarity of expression.
- Extensive marketing services, such as a Virtual Book Launch.
- Book index prepared by a professional indexer.
Comprehensive Formatting and Typesetting involving major adjustments
to formatting, references/sources, and figure descriptions.
Full Reformatting of the manuscript from scratch, including redoing
references and sources in a different style.
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