MDPI is an academic open access publisher of peer-reviewed journals established in 1996 and based in Basel, Switzerland. MDPI publishes over 170 diverse peer-reviewed, scientific, open access, electronic journals. With about 100,000 published papers within the last two decades, MDPI has become a pioneer in academic open access publishing industry. Our main purpose is to provide a valuable service to academic scholars.

Our mission is to foster scientific exchange in its various forms, across all scientific disciplines. All our content is open access, distributed under a Creative Commons License. MDPI is a member of COPE, STM and OASPA.

The journal Sustainability was launched in 2009, and is now covered by both SCIE and SSCI (Web of Science), with an impact factor of 1.343 (2015)