Opening up Peer Review

It is now a little over four years since MDPI first started to offer an option for open peer review, as announced on this blog and in the journal Life. We have recently taken a look at the popularity of this feature, the results of we found very encouraging. In short, a large percentage of papers […]

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Post Publication Peer Review for Sci

The Future of Publishing: MDPI Contributes to Transparency and Community Engagement, Enabling Post-Publication Peer Review (PPPR) With its innovative, multidisciplinary journal Sci (2018), MDPI now offers the opportunity for post-publication peer-review (PPPR). As an open access publisher, MDPI responds to calls for more transparency regarding peer review processes amongst academic publishers. Previously, MDPI has launched […]

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“Only when humans understand the reason for animal life they will realize what they owe to them” – An Interview with Clive Phillips

This post gives some important lessons the Editor in Chief of Animals has learned from his work. “We need to find whether there is a reason for animal life, and if so what it is, since this will help us to work out what we, as humans, owe to other creatures and how we should treat […]

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Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry

More than 160 participants from 35 countries attended the Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry conference, which took place from 14 to 16 May 2018 in Barcelona and consisted of 58 talks spread across six sessions, along with almost 100 posters.  It was the first edition of this international, multidisciplinary conference organized by MDPI […]

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“Sounds Reasonable’ is Never a Good Idea” – An Interview with Michael Hofreiter

This post gives some important lessons the Guest Editor of the Genes Special Issue “Novel and Neglected Areas of Ancient DNA Research” has learned from his work. Michael Hofreiter, who edits the Genes Special Issue “Novel and Neglected Areas of Ancient DNA Research”, states that the most important lesson he has learned from the genetics is […]

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Polymers 2018 Successfully Closed

On March 21-23, 2018, the journal Polymers organized the first international conference entitled Polymers: Design, Function and Application in Barcelona. It was a three-day event at the University of Barcelona, with more than 170 attendees from 37 countries. The event was characterized by many fascinating discussions. The conference was chaired by Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker (Fraunhofer Institute for […]

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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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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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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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