MD Publications was founded as an academic and educational publisher in 1990, and stands committed to enhance its growing relationship with the academic and scholar community. All the MDPPL Journals and Books publications will be readily available to the clients, for readership and subscription, both in India and in overseas as well. These Books and Journals serve the needs of scholars and general readers by providing the best of professional research, findings and writings to the widest possible audience
Through publishing of Books and Journals, and making them readily available and accessible online –MDPPL seeks to increase understanding of scientific and academic issues at all levels, to promote research and thinking towards scholarly and professional inquiry into the nature of society and the world.
The MDPPL website is designed to aid the continuing expansion of awareness and use of the findings and observations presented through its publications. The directors and officers of MD Publications Pvt Ltd. have a longstanding commitment to scientific and professional publishing in scholarly and policy institutions in India.
The MDPPL stated goals are:
- To make each publication fully representative of basic trends in social and scientific research and responsive to new issues and inquiry through the outstanding editors, editorial board members and contributors.
- To publish through its book program a mixture of new and reissued works that provide readers with books of current public interest coupled with those of lasting worth.
- To serve the needs of specialist communities by publishing outstanding journals and serials.
- To help scholars and practitioners integrate their knowledge from research and serve their professional requirements.
- To expand the horizons of social and scientific research
- To be recognized as a major contributor and catalyst to professional and scholarly publishing
- To welcome scholarly and worthy contributions to our journals from authors and experts in the particular fields.
MD's publishing philosophy is based on three Principles:
- Relationship – We depend upon the experience and expertise of our authors, editors, learned societies, colleagues, and vendors with whom we work.
- Vision – We focus on anticipating and delivering what our customers want.
- Excellence – We are committed to quality in all that we publish and in all that we do.
2. IMPRINT – GLOBAL INDIA PUBLICATIONS
Foundation of Global India in the beginning of 2008 has rapidly enlarged its domain across the world and registered its significant appearance on the globe as an academic and educational publisher. By dint of its continuous effort in choosing wiseful concepts, it has grown its relationship with intellectual communities, who has given their utmost contribution in publishing various books on common but prominent subjects and proficiently serving the needs of scholars, academicians and general readers since establishment by providing the best of professional researches, findings and writings to the widest possible audience. All the Global India's publications will be readily available to the clients, for readership and subscription, both in India and in overseas as well.
Publishing with MDPPL
MD PUBLICATIONS is an independent international publisher of books, journals, and electronic media. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, we are a world leader in our chosen scholarly, educational, and professional markets.
Innovative ideas and approaches consistently distinguish MDPPL's publishing, across all of our programmes. Our products include:
- Academic and reference books with breadth of vision and valued content
- Innovative teaching texts for college courses
- Journals at the forefront of knowledge, contributing to the disciplines of the future
- Professional books reflecting practical approaches to new perspectives and challenges.
MDPPL, and its related imprints, publish topical debates in all areas of the social sciences and contemporary business books for professionals, academics and students. Our acquisitions editors always search for the most current and important materials to publish. Our aggressive direct mail promotion reaches academics, professionals/practitioners, scholars and students. This is supplemented by a network of stockists in most cities in India and the rest of South Asia. With the advantage of our affiliates based globally, we are able to provide each book with a vigorous marketing campaign to maximise its global sales potential. We publish the best work at all levels--professional books, reference books, handbooks and textbooks. Our acquisitions editors not only evaluate prospective publications, they take an active role in developing projects. They make suggestions based on both professional experience and critique from outside peer reviewers for developing the project into the best possible book.
More information on publishing your book with MDPPL
Guidelines for authors planning to submit a book proposal
The following list is intended both as a guide to the points the author(s) should consider when planning a book, and to the information we need in order to consider a new book proposal.
Background: Please describe the background to the book (e.g., is it derived from research, practice or teaching).
Rationale: A brief description of the rationale behind the proposal. What are the books main themes and objectives?
Approach: Description and reasons for the approach adopted.
Features: What aspects of the proposal would you emphasise as being of most importance? Are there any deliberate omissions? Any other features you would like take into account.
Readership: Who is the book primarily aimed at? Who will buy it? Who will read it? Would this subject have international appeal? If so, where? Is the subject area of the proposal widely taught?
Level: What level of ability is assumed of the reader undergraduate, postgraduate, researcher, teacher or professional. To what level does the book take the reader?
Courses: Is the book intended as a main text, supplementary text, reference only or as a more general book? For which taught courses would you hope to see it recommended?
Competing Works: Which existing books in the area are closest to your proposal and how do they compare? How would your book be different, similar, or, of course, superior. Please list the unique features of your proposed book.
Outline: Provisional list of contents and working title, including chapter headings and subheadings and paragraph-length chapter descriptions explaining what you intend to cover in each chapter. It is important to provide sufficient detail to give an accurate impression of the nature of your manuscript. We prefer, initially, that you submit your prospectus, outline, and one or two sample chapters rather than the entire manuscript.
Length: Estimated overall length including references and footnotes.
Schedule: Is the first draft completed? When do you expect to have your final manuscript ready?
Illustrations: How many tables, diagrams or illustrations will there be?M
Author: What experience, background, or other qualifications do you bring to the project? Please attach your current curriculum vitae.
Referees: Names and addresses of people whom you would regard as suitably qualified to comment on the proposal.
MDPPL fast expanding journal programme reflects a commitment to publishing research of the highest quality on an international scale. At every step we emphasise quality of service, professionalism and an understanding of the needs of editors and learned societies as our publishing partners. Our commitment to dissemination through vigorous international marketing is unrivalled and widely acclaimed.
Guidelines for preparing a proposal for a new journal
The following are the issues which any journal proposal should address.
Aims and Scope
What are the aims and scope of the journal?
Who is it for, at what intellectual level and what disciplines?
What disciplines or sub disciplines will be covered?
How international will the journal be and how will this be reflected in the editorial objectives.
Rationale for the Journal
Why is the journal needed?
What is the background to the proposal in terms of the current and future development of the field?
How will the journal relate to relevant existing journals and what will your journal offer that these do not?
How confident are you of not only finding an audience for the journal, but also of generating sufficient high quality contributions?
Editorial Board and Administration
Who would be the journals editors?
Whom would you invite to be members of the editorial board?
How is the administration of the journal proposed to be handled and what role, if any, do you see the editorial board playing in this process?
Format of the Journal
Please provide some details of how you envisage the content and structure of the
What will be the balance between theoretical, empirical/research-based and practice-oriented papers?
What will the journal feature for example book reviews, review essays and special thematic issues?
How many issues would you envisage annually?
Who, and in what fields, would subscribe to the journal? Could you approximately quantify your perception of the size of the market in terms of potential subscribers both individual and institutional?
Would the market be easy to reach? For example, which associations/societies would the readership belong to?
Where is the work in this area being done and at what sort of institutions? What is the geographical spread of the work?
Is there currently and/or will there be, a teaching as well as a research base for this work to solidify demand?
When do you see the first issue of the journal being published?