Open Access for Sustainable Development

On September 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were officially adopted. Supporting countries have committed themselves to “mobilizing efforts to end all forms of poverty, fighting inequalities and tackling climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind” [1]. Achieving inclusive and equitable quality education for […]

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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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Featured Journal of the Month—Coatings

We are pleased to announce the Featured Journal of this Month—Coatings. Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412) is an international, peer-reviewed and open access journal devoted to the science and engineering of coatings, thin and thick films, surfaces and interfaces. Since it was founded in 2011, 449 articles have been published, 39 of them cited 10 times or […]

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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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International Open Access Week (23–29 October 2017)

Each year the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) organizes an international Open Access (OA) awareness campaign. During this week-long event, taking place worldwide from 23rd to 29th of October, institutions around the globe host local talks, discussions, panels in an effort to spread awareness and support OA within their scientific communities. This year’s […]

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Featured Journal of the Month—Nutrients

We are pleased to announce the Featured Journal of this Month—Nutrients. Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643; CODEN: NUTRHU) is an open-access journal of human nutrition published monthly online by MDPI, in collaboration with The Nutrition Society of New Zealand, Australasian Section—American Oil Chemists Society (AAOCS), and Asia Pacific Nutrigenomics Nutrigenetics Organisation (APNNO). Since it was founded in […]

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Sustainability—Research highlights

Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050, IF 1.789) is an international, cross-disciplinary, open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability of human beings. Sustainability provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development, and is published monthly online by MDPI. The aim of the journal is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental […]

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