Open Access Books are books containing articles describing original research that have not previously been published in a journal. We currently accept the following book types:
Multi-author books/Edited books:
Edited books contain chapters usually written by different authors who are experts in their field. The chapters in an edited volume are original works (not republished works). One or more editors are responsible for the book as a whole.
Edited volumes present different viewpoints and experiences on a common theme.
Comprehensive/In-depth contribution to a single scholarly subject, or an aspect of a subject, written by a single or small group of authors.
We accept both short-form (70–110 pages) or full-length monographs.
This also includes PhD monographs based on doctoral theses from all fields.
A textbook contains a comprehensive compilation of content in a branch of study with the intention of explaining this branch or a particular sub-branch. It contains detailed information about a subject for people studying that subject.
A project report is the formalized recording of project progress and project results.
Book series are series of Original Open Access Books covering the same subject area.
MDPI Books offers academic authors the possibility to publish their work in various book forms.
Whereas academic journals publish the very latest research according to their subject area, academic books are more an invitation to pause and reflect. This reflection may take the form of an extensive discussion in short-form or a full-length monograph, or it can take place as an academic conversation with other experts within edited books. The latter, in particular, provides 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. A book chapter in an edited book allows you to directly engage in a specific academic discussion.
The nexus of science, other modes of knowledge, and their orientation toward a sustainable future lie especially near to the heart of MDPI Books—as reflected, e.g., in our book series. Book series are particularly well-suited for continuously recording scholarly endeavors regarding a particular question.
In addition, MDPI Books publishes Reprints (such as Special Issue/Topical Collection/Topic/Proceeding Reprints). Selections are usually not published.