A new look for MDPI papers

You may have noticed a fresh look to many MDPI journals over the past few months. We have given the article PDFs a makeover to enhance readability and make the research more accessible than ever.   There are a number of changes, but here are a few of the main features of the new look: More compact front matter: […]

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Q&A III: The Editorial Process and Getting Involved

Here is the third instalment of a series of blog posts answering common questions we have received. If you missed them, you can go back and read the first two posts here and here. Today’s questions cover the editorial process and how you and your institution can contribute to MDPI projects.   Q. Are there any regulations for […]

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Q&A II: Published Papers

Here is the second post in our series responding to questions from authors, editors and readers of MDPI journals, all raised during open access week. If you have further feedback or questions you would like to share with us, you can do so at anytime by visiting our Feedback Corner. The following covers questions about published papers. […]

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Q&A I: Authors, Submission and Peer-Review

We always enjoy opportunities to get direct face-to-face feedback from authors and readers, and the recent open access week was an excellent opportunity. We were asked a number of interesting questions that we thought would merit a wider audience. This post kicks off a short series including a selection of the best questions. We are […]

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MDPI at the 18th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology

Oxford was the setting for the 18th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology. Toxins was pleased to support and attend the conference. It proved a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with many of the journal’s editors, authors and reviewers. The topics of the conference covered the whole plethora of toxic species, notably animal […]

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Think. Check. Submit.

A new campaign to help authors has recently launched, called Think. Check. Submit. It gives a simple workflow to help authors decide whether a journal they are looking at is reputable and the right one for their work. From their website: Not all researchers receive the same level of training and support in how to […]

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MDPI and Publons working together to provide reviewer credit

MDPI is delighted to be working with Publons to recognise the hard work of our reviewers. Reviewing is often done behind closed doors and is an under-appreciated part of the editorial process. However, the comments of the many volunteer reviewers we work with is vital for ensuring the quality of research published in MDPI journals. […]

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MDPI at the American Chemical Society Conference, Boston 2015

The ACS fall conference is one of the biggest events in the chemistry calendar, and this year was no exception. Up to 15,000 attendees descended on Boston between the 16th and 20th of August. This meeting was particularly special, marking the 250th ACS national meeting. MDPI was excited to be in Boston, and was the only fully open access […]

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Investigation into a recently published paper

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health recently published an article entitled “Evidence of Coal-Fly-Ash Toxic Chemical Geoengineering in the Troposphere: Consequences for Public Health” (Herndon, J.M. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(8), 9375-9390; doi:10.3390/ijerph120809375). We have received a number of comments about this article and have taken the decision to […]

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Guest Editor Survey

We wanted to know what our guest editors think about our editorial service and work, and initiated a guest editors survey in June of this year. A total of 126 guest editors who ran special issues with one of our open access journals over the last 12 months provided their feedback. We are pleased to share […]

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