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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Research Highlights—Focus on Applied Ethology and Welfare of Animals

In this post, we have compiled a selection of articles belonging to the Special Issue Applied Ethology and Welfare of Animals, one of the most successful Special Issues belonging to the Journal Animals in 2016, according to Altmetric. Moreover, we interviewed Dr. Rachel A. Grant with regards to research related to animal behavior and welfare, […]

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Sciforum—Upcoming Conferences

Sciforum is a platform for scholarly exchange and collaboration developed and maintained by MDPI. Sciforum gives scholars the opportunity to participate in online conferences, share scholarly papers and other files, and create or join discussion groups. We would like to announce the following upcoming international scientific conferences organized in association with MDPI journals in 2017: […]

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Micromachines—Research Highlights

Micromachines is an open access journal on the technology and science of micro-scale machines and micromachinery, published monthly online by MDPI. Micromachines seeks and encourages submission on significant and original works related to all aspects of micro/nano-scaled structures, devices, systems as well as related micro- and nanotechnology from fundamental research to applications. For more information, […]

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Biology—Research Highlights

Biology is an international, open access, peer-reviewed biological sciences journal, published quarterly online by MDPI. The aim of the journal is to bring together studies employing the varied experimental and theoretical approaches that are fueling biological discovery. It is an inclusive journal that covers a wide variety of disciplines and sub-disciplines: biochemistry, genetics, immunology, paleontology, […]

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Featured Journal of the Month—Nanomaterials

We are pleased to announce the Featured Journal of this Month— Nanomaterials. Nanomaterials is an Open Access Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Journal, published monthly by MDPI. Since it was founded in 2011, 598 articles have been published, 65 of them cited 10 times or more (h-10 index). The current Impact Factor is 2.690, and the five-year […]

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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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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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MDPI at “Academic Publishing in Europe” (APE 2017)

Maria Schalnich and Martyn Rittman How can we build and grow a sustainable scientific publishing eco-system? How can we react to the needs of multidisciplinary research? How can we capture innovative trends in publishing and use them to meet the needs of authors, editors and reviewers? How can we improve and optimize our processes? Is […]

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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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