“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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Sciforum – New Website Released

MDPI is pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new version of the platform “Sciforum”, with the aim of offering scholars the possibility to exchange knowledge and know-how, and build collaborations. Over the last months, we have been developing a different range of services and options that can cover a range of scholarly needs. Here are just some […]

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Viruses 2018—Breakthroughs in Viral Replication Conference Successfully Closed

We had a great time attending the conference Viruses 2018—Breakthroughs in Viral Replication, held in Barcelona, Spain, from 7 to 9 February 2018. Organized and sponsored by MDPI and Viruses, it was a great success, attracting over 200 participants from 33 different countries. The conference was chaired by Dr. Eric O. Freed (NIH, Editor-in-Chief of […]

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MDPI Books

We are pleased to announce that the new MDPI Books website has just been launched. Enjoy a fresh look, transparent information and an up to date browsing experience at http://www.mdpi.com/books. Authors and editors can see their research come to life at MDPI books and benefit from: two decades of experience in open access publishing, dedicated personal support, […]

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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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DOAJ—A Quality Control System for Open Access Publishers

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)—a community-curated list of open access journals—was launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden, with the aim of promoting high quality, peer-reviewed, open access material. Nowadays, operated by IS4OA, a non-profit company registered in the United Kingdom, DOAJ contains over 10,000 open access journals covering all research fields, and […]

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Launching New Journals: A Journey of Continuous Exploration

Since launching over two decades ago, we have expanded into many different fields. There are still areas where that our current portfolio doesn’t cover, sub-fields that deserve their own dedicated journal, and new research directions that we can support. MDPI is continuously expanding its portfolio and some of the new journals we plan to launch next year are […]

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Scilit—a comprehensive, open-access scholarly database

Scilit—developed and maintained by MDPI—is a multidisciplinary, free scholarly database that indexes scientific material by extracting the latest data from CrossRef, PubMed and other sources on a daily basis. This means that newly published articles are added to Scilit almost immediately. It is a comprehensive database, covering all subjects from arts & humanities, behavioral sciences […]

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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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Advantages of being Editor-in-Chief at MDPI

What makes top scientists and scholars join MDPI Journals’ editorial board? Since 1996, when it was founded, MDPI has grown into a publishing house with more than 170 diverse open access journals supported by over 15,700 academic editors and scientists worldwide. These active scholars enable us to publish state-of-the-art research that benefits the research community. […]

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