How can I publish with MDPI Books?
If you are interested in editing a book volume or a book series with MDPI Books or you have a monograph manuscript ready and would like it to be considered for publication, please complete the Proposal Form and have a look at the Information for Authors.
If you would like to submit a chapter or a chapter abstract to an open Edition, please see our ongoing Editions and submit online. Note that submission does not guarantee publication.
What does it cost to publish a book with MDPI and when does the fee need to be paid?
Original Books (Editions & Monographs)
To enable high-standard editing and production under open access philosophy, MDPI covers its editorial and production costs by collecting comparatively low processing charges:
Edition chapters 1200 CHF for accepted manuscripts Monographs from 7200 CHF for accepted manuscripts, depending on the word count and services included
The compilation of reprint books is free of charge. We understand this as a special service to our authors, editors and readership. For Special Issue/Topical Collection Reprints, this includes cover design, ISBN-assignment and marketing activities. Printed paperback copies of all reprint books, including self-compiled reprints (Selections), can be purchased on demand.
My institution is part of the MDPI Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP). Does the IOAP also apply to MDPI Books?
Yes, IOAP associated authors receive a 20% discount on book purchases and a special discount on BPCs/APCs. For more information and a full list of members, visit the IOAP page.
Under what copyright and licensing conditions will my work be published?
Authors retain copyright of their work and most content is published in open access format. While Edition Chapters are published under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License; all books in their entirety are published under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-NoDerivatives(CC BY-NC-ND) license. If you wish to discuss other options, please inform us at the start of the publishing process.
What types of books do you publish?
MDPI publishes Special Issue Reprints and Selections (Selected Reprints), as well as high-quality Editions (e.g. proceedings) and Monographs (e.g. doctoral theses). We accept both single-authored/edited books and as books with multiple authors/editors. The decision for publication is based on making high quality scientific works broadly available.
What kind of peer-review do MDPI Books receive?
All manuscripts submitted with MDPI Books are strictly and thoroughly reviewed by experts following strict ethical policies and standards to ensure publishing high quality scholarly work. MDPI is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Please see the MDPI Editorial Process: Review for more information.
What formats do you offer for published books?
Your book will be published in full open access and is freely available to read on the MDPI Books platform. Additionally, books can be converted to an EPUB format, and print copies can be ordered via a print-on-demand service.
What do printed versions look like?
We publish printed books in hardcover or softcover. We offer color printing on high quality paper in 244 x 170 mm (6.69 x 9.61 in) format with a matte laminated cover.
How much does it cost to purchase an MDPI book?
MDPI Books cost from ca. 40–130 CHF excluding shipping. We offer special prices to contributors, members of our Institutional Membership Program, libraries, and resellers.
A 10% discount is applied for bulk orders. Discounts can be requested by simply sending us an Email.
As a contributor, i.e., author or editor, of a MDPI book, can I profit from a discount on my purchase?
Original Books (Editions & Monographs)
Authors and Editors profit from a 20% discount on the purchase of the book they contributed to. Edition Editors and Monograph Authors receive printed complimentary copies upon publication as agreed.
Special Issue/Topical Collection Reprint Service
All Special Issue/Topical Collection contributors can purchase copies at 20% discount. Upon publication, each Guest Editor receives 1 complimentary printed copy.
Can I include videos, images or sound files?
Elements such as conference slides, video sequences, and software can be included with the submission and published as supplementary online material.
Which languages do you accept for publication?
MDPI books are generally published in English. If you wish to publish your manuscript in another language, please contact us.