Content Access and Indexing

MDPI collaborates with a number of academic institutions, indexing databases, platforms, and external companies that wish to index our content. If you would like to learn more about accessing or indexing our content, or you would like to discuss the possibility of setting up a depositing feed with us, please contact MDPI's Indexing Team via our Contact Form.

Our content can be accessed in a variety of ways

Depositing Feeds

For partnering indexing databases, we offer customized electronic depositing feeds. Our feeds deliver content via FTP, in which we can deliver full-text content as well as metadata (PDF, XML or both).

Full-Text Download

The full-text of all MDPI papers can be downloaded via sFTP. New content is added twice a month, in the middle and end of each month. Please contact MDPI's Indexing Team via our Contact Form to learn how.


All MDPI’s newly published metadata is deposited to Crossref within approximately 24 hours after publication. Please visit Crossref to find further details on metadata retrieval.

Open Archives Initiative (OAI)

MDPI maintains an OAI-PMH interface for metadata sharing (accessed below). The metadata is in Dublin Core and in AGRIS format.

Manual Export

All MDPI content is open access and can be exported from our search results page. The data can be exported as Plain Text, RIS, BibTeX, Endnote, and Tab-delimited.

Page Scrapping

We provide standardized metadata in Dublin Core, PRISM and Google Scholar formats that are embedded in the source code of each paper's abstract pages.
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