Open Access for Sustainable Development

On September 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were officially adopted. Supporting countries have committed themselves to “mobilizing efforts to end all forms of poverty, fighting inequalities and tackling climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind” [1]. Achieving inclusive and equitable quality education for […]

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The 6th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2018)

We are glad to announce that the 6th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2018) and the 4th SPINTECH Technology Thesis Award will be held in this year in Kenting, Taiwan between 6 and 8 August. Sensors are vital components in smart manufacturing, artificial intelligence, cyber–physical systems and the Internet of Things, for so-called Industry […]

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DOAJ—A Quality Control System for Open Access Publishers

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)—a community-curated list of open access journals—was launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden, with the aim of promoting high quality, peer-reviewed, open access material. Nowadays, operated by IS4OA, a non-profit company registered in the United Kingdom, DOAJ contains over 10,000 open access journals covering all research fields, and […]

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Featured Journal of the Month—Coatings

We are pleased to announce the Featured Journal of this Month—Coatings. Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412) is an international, peer-reviewed and open access journal devoted to the science and engineering of coatings, thin and thick films, surfaces and interfaces. Since it was founded in 2011, 449 articles have been published, 39 of them cited 10 times or […]

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3rd International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry Successfully Closed

Further to the success of the two first editions, Pharmaceuticals, an open access, peer-reviewed journal of MDPI, was proud to organize and sponsor the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Medicinal Chemistry. The conference was held online from 1–30 November 2017 and gathered around 300 authors from 34 different countries, hosting over 70 presentations, keynotes, videos, […]

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Launching New Journals: A Journey of Continuous Exploration

Since launching over two decades ago, we have expanded into many different fields. There are still areas where that our current portfolio doesn’t cover, sub-fields that deserve their own dedicated journal, and new research directions that we can support. MDPI is continuously expanding its portfolio and some of the new journals we plan to launch next year are […]

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Scilit—a comprehensive, open-access scholarly database

Scilit—developed and maintained by MDPI—is a multidisciplinary, free scholarly database that indexes scientific material by extracting the latest data from CrossRef, PubMed and other sources on a daily basis. This means that newly published articles are added to Scilit almost immediately. It is a comprehensive database, covering all subjects from arts & humanities, behavioral sciences […]

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Group Leader Position (Institut Curie)—Biology & Chemistry of Radiations, Cell Signalling and Cancer

Institut Curie (Orsay, France) is constituted of a hospital and a world-class multidisciplinary research center combining research in cell biology, genetics, epigenetics, immunology, soft matter physics, organic and medicinal chemistry. It includes over 3,000 researchers, physicians, clinicians, technicians and administrative staff working on three sites: Paris, Orsay, and Saint-Cloud. The institute facilities grouped into the […]

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The Impact of Open-Access publications on the scientific community

As mentioned in a previous post, a major advantage of making your research open-access (OA) is increased visibility. Anyone can freely access and download the full text, making your work more available and visible, and also leading to an increase in article citations. It has become widely accepted in the scientific community that OA promotes […]

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Advantages of being Editor-in-Chief at MDPI

What makes top scientists and scholars join MDPI Journals’ editorial board? Since 1996, when it was founded, MDPI has grown into a publishing house with more than 170 diverse open access journals supported by over 15,700 academic editors and scientists worldwide. These active scholars enable us to publish state-of-the-art research that benefits the research community. […]

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