MDPI announces a new e-book series on “Global and Transnational Studies” (http://books.mdpi.com/series/2) which intends to publish academic works (edited volumes and short or full-length monographs) that cover developments in Global and Transnational Studies. The goal is to offer a publication outlet that can accommodate the growing interest of the scholarly community in the study of globalization, global-local relationships, cosmopolitanism and transnational connections. The ability to transcend a regional focus and incorporate a global dimension into the analysis is a major desideratum. Submissions that offer the opportunity to place local developments in a broader global context and those that use a global frame of reference to analyze local developments are also welcome. In an era of increased costs and decreased resources, this series intends to offer an efficient means for the circulation of new research results and fresh perspectives in this field.
The series can accommodate both selections of papers presented in annual meetings or specialized conferences as well as submissions for monographs. MDPI (Multidisciplinary Publishing Institute), a company formed in Basel, Switzerland, in 1996, offers scholars a typically Swiss publishing experience, which includes a fast but precise editorial and publication procedure, as well as thorough peer-review for all published items. The MDPI Books project encompasses all the benefits of open access: high availability and visibility, as well as wide and fast dissemination. With annual research output increasing exponentially, libraries face immense challenges with regard to their budget and space capacities. In comparison with traditional book printing, open access publications save costs, space and time and promote the exchange of ideas and knowledge in a globalized world. The Series Editor Victor Roudometof (University of Cyprus, for queries e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) is particularly interested in the publication of papers presented at the GSA annual meetings. Those members who have a specific idea for an e-volume based on material presented at the GSA meetings are invited to submit their proposal for consideration in the series.