mdwPress is open to all academic publication formats, including journals and innovative web publications. Only dissertations are excluded. At the time of submitting a proposal, at least one editor (for editorial projects) or one author (for independent works) must work or study at the mdw. The mdwPress Coordination asks authors and editors who want to publish with mdwPress to arrange a consultation appointment prior to the submission. During the consultation, a preliminary schedule and a financial plan can be developed, and questions about Open Access and licenses can be clarified. In the proposal, the importance of the publication for the academic community and the broader public should be made clear. The compliance with high discipline-specific academic standards must be substantiated. In addition, it should be described in detail which method of quality assurance the applicants propose to the mdwPress Academic Board.