MDPI Altmetrics – Top 10 Published Articles in 2016

2017 is already well under way, but before we get too caught up with the year ahead let’s take a look back to see what people were talking about last year. We have compiled a selection of articles from six subject areas that all received a great deal of attention, as measured by Altmetric. Click on the titles […]

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Statistics on Academic Publishers at Sciforum

We announce the update of publisher statistics hosted on Sciforum, which now includes 2016 data. The site is a free platform that allows users to browse publishers and journals to see how many papers have been published per year and how many journals each publisher has in its portfolio. Additional features include an overview of the academic […]

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Research Highlights: Thought-Provoking Ideas

This research highlights post brings together a broad spectrum of research. They all have one thing in common, though: A focus on developing original and powerful ideas to help us understand the world. The topics covered here include genetics, communication, poverty and genealogy. The original approaches and critical thinking impressed our reviewers, we hope you enjoy them as well. Symmetries […]

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Research Highlights: Focus on Chemistry

Here are a selection of papers rated highly during the review process. This focus of this post is on chemistry and biochemistry, taking in ultra-fast dynamics, testosterone deficiency, a novel bioactive compound from a deep-water sponge, hydrogen storage, and a suggestion for extracting something useful from a large pile of manure. Ultrafast Electronic Deactivation Dynamics of […]

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Research Highlights: Reviews, Measurements and a Novel Virus

This post collects a diverse range of papers rated highly by peer reviewers during the editorial process. It takes in simultaneous in vivo measurements of DNA, lipid and protein creation in cells; discovery of a new virus; a systematic review of the relationship between magnesium intake and type 2 diabetes; a review of the susceptibility of premature babies […]

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Crossref Schema Integrated for Preprints

Digital object identifiers (dois) have become the standard method for definitively recording scholarly scientific information. They are issued by Crossref at the request of publishers, and provide a link directly to any published paper regardless of whether the URL changes over time. They are a great way to make sure you can always find the […]

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Luck of the Draw: Serendipitous Self-Assembly in Cluster Coordination Chemistry

Cooperative action of transition metals Transition metals can exhibit unique chemical, redox, magnetic or spectroscopic properties. For this reason, they play central roles in a large variety of fields, ranging from catalyzing crucial biological reactions to constituting the basis of information processing and recording. Since the pioneering work of Nobel Prize winner, Prof. Alfred Werner, […]

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Meet and Greet: Arjen Hoekstra, Editor-in-Chief of Water

Prof. Arjen Hoekstra is a professor of Water Management at the University of Twente, in Enschede, the Netherlands. Throughout his career he has led a variety of interdisciplinary research projects and acted as an advisor to governments, civil society organizations, companies and multilateral institutions like UNESCO and the World Bank. Prof. Hoekstra was the first […]

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Research Highlights: People on the Move

With record numbers of refugees worldwide along with the ease of international travel and communication, immigration, migration and globalization have become hot topics of debate in recent times. In this research highlight post, we look at some recent papers exploring these issues from various perspectives. Migrant Sexual Health Help-Seeking and Experiences of Stigmatization and Discrimination […]

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Research Highlights: Making the Most of Simulations

Performing laboratory experiments can be an expensive business. In some cases a computer simulation can help to predict possible outcomes and identify which are the most crucial experiments to perform. These simulations, however, are not simply an alternative. If well-constructed, they can give details about difficult to observe processes and uncover new knowledge that couldn’t […]

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