Featured Journal of the Month—Genes

We are pleased to announce the Featured Journal of this Month, Genes. Genes is an open access journal of genetics and genomics published monthly online by MDPI. Since it was launched in 2010, 8 volumes have been published, comprising 642 articles that provide advanced insights into studies related to genes, genetics and genomics. The current Impact […]

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Non-Coding RNAs and Epigenetics in Cancer: An interview with Dr. Carlo Croce

One of the most unexpected and fascinating discoveries in oncology over the past decade has been the interplay between abnormalities in protein-coding genes and non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), which are causally involved in cancer initiation, progression, and dissemination. Although, to date, the most studied non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are microRNAs (miRNAs), the importance of long non-coding RNAs […]

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Indexing—How does it work?

Nowadays, the prestige of a journal is reflected in its impact factor and how many abstracting and indexing services cover that journal [1]. As publishing in indexed journals became a necessity for most of the scientific community, the question that remains is—what is Indexing and how did it all start? Although the concept behind citation […]

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Featured Journal of the Month—Viruses

We are pleased to announce the Featured Journal of this Month—Viruses. Dr. Eric O. Freed, the Editor-in-Chief describes Viruses as “a leading open-access journal with a broad scope that encompasses all of virology”. He emphasizes the journal’s Special Issues, which are usually guest edited by well-established virologists who invite experts from their field to review […]

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Languages—Research Highlights

Languages is an international, open access, peer-reviewed journal on interdisciplinary studies of languages, published quarterly online by MDPI. It aims to present discussions and developments of multidisciplinary research and thereby generate broad and practical applications for the study of languages in the world of today. The Journal’s central theme is the promotion of understanding of […]

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Impact Factor–What does it mean?

Nowadays, the Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) Impact Factor is considered an established measurement of quality for the evaluation of journals [1]. But what is the history behind it? The idea of an impact factor was first mentioned in Science magazine in 1955 [2]. Five years later, the experimental Genetics Citation Index project begun, leading […]

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Trends in 2017—E-Conferences

2017 is being considered a year for technology breakthroughs. As part of this, virtual conferences, also known as electronic conferences (or e-conferences), are gaining popularity in the academic field. E-conferences are scholarly events held online for a limited period, including on Sciforum, MDPI’s platform for scholarly exchange. As they are online, anyone can attend from […]

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Research Highlights—Focus on Applied Ethology and Welfare of Animals

In this post, we have compiled a selection of articles belonging to the Special Issue Applied Ethology and Welfare of Animals, one of the most successful Special Issues belonging to the Journal Animals in 2016, according to Altmetric. Moreover, we interviewed Dr. Rachel A. Grant with regards to research related to animal behavior and welfare, […]

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Sciforum—Upcoming Conferences

Sciforum is a platform for scholarly exchange and collaboration developed and maintained by MDPI. Sciforum gives scholars the opportunity to participate in online conferences, share scholarly papers and other files, and create or join discussion groups. We would like to announce the following upcoming international scientific conferences organized in association with MDPI journals in 2017: […]

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Micromachines—Research Highlights

Micromachines is an open access journal on the technology and science of micro-scale machines and micromachinery, published monthly online by MDPI. Micromachines seeks and encourages submission on significant and original works related to all aspects of micro/nano-scaled structures, devices, systems as well as related micro- and nanotechnology from fundamental research to applications. For more information, […]

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