World Sustainability Awards Winners – A Short Interview

The second World Sustainability Awards were presented during the 7th World Sustainability Forum in Beijing, China on 19 September 2018. These awards recognized the winners’ outstanding contribution to sustainability and were evaluated by a selected committee consisting of seven members. Dr. Mathis Wackernagel and Dr. Zhifu Mi were the joint recipients of the 2nd World […]

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Crossref highlights the potential of Scilit

MDPI is often at the forefront of innovation in digital publishing. This time, it was Christine Cormack Wood (CCW) from Crossref who wished to highlight one of our platforms, Scilit, in an interview with Martyn Rittman and Bastien Latard. Scilit is a comprehensive, free database for scientists. It uses a new method to collate data […]

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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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“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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