Impact Factor–What does it mean?

Nowadays, the Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) Impact Factor is considered an established measurement of quality for the evaluation of journals [1]. But what is the history behind it? The idea of an impact factor was first mentioned in Science magazine in 1955 [2]. Five years later, the experimental Genetics Citation Index project begun, leading […]

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New and Notable This Week

This week’s selection of recently published papers from MDPI journals.

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New and Notable This Week

This week’s selection of recently published papers from MDPI journals.

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New and Notable This Week

This week’s selection of recently published papers from MDPI journals.

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New and Notable This Week

This week’s selection of recently published papers from MDPI journals.

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Leon Terstappen on Circulating Tumor Cells: Biology and Technology

Tumor metastases cause ninety percent of cancer deaths, and occur when cells detach from a primary tumor and form new malignancies elsewhere. This process involves circulating tumor cells (CTC) which intravasate and extravasate (enter and exit the blood vessels) allowing migration to other parts of the body.

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