Will outrage over Cecil’s death help or harm African wildlife?

Today we have a guest post from Leslie Irvine (Department of Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder): Thanks to our wired world, an article recently published in Animals on media attention to animals has gained wide media attention. In “Cecil: A Moment or a Movement? Analysis of Media Coverage of the Death of a Lion, […]

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Where to submit? How to choose an open access journal

Many scholars like the idea of open access: it gives the widest possible audience for their work, including other scholars, practitioners and the general public. The problem is often that their field is dominated by a few, well-renowned subscription journals, and open access options seem like a risk and a step into the unknown. Combined […]

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Becoming a Peer-Reviewer

Scholars see reviewing as an essential part of their job and know that the effort they put in is reciprocated by others when they submit their own work to journals. Many also want to have advanced access to the latest work in their field, or as an activity that can be used to strengthen their […]

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Research Highlights: New Journal Focus

Starting a new journal is not always an easy enterprise. In particular, attracting high quality papers without an established reputation is a challenge for the editors. On the other hand, a new open access journal can present an opportunity for authors to take advantage of the ready availability of open access with a reduced or […]

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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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