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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Featured Journal of the Month—Genes

We are pleased to announce the Featured Journal of this Month, Genes. Genes is an open access journal of genetics and genomics published monthly online by MDPI. Since it was launched in 2010, 8 volumes have been published, comprising 642 articles that provide advanced insights into studies related to genes, genetics and genomics. The current Impact […]

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Indexing—How does it work?

Nowadays, the prestige of a journal is reflected in its impact factor and how many abstracting and indexing services cover that journal [1]. As publishing in indexed journals became a necessity for most of the scientific community, the question that remains is—what is Indexing and how did it all start? Although the concept behind citation […]

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Featured Journal of the Month—Viruses

We are pleased to announce the Featured Journal of this Month—Viruses. Dr. Eric O. Freed, the Editor-in-Chief describes Viruses as “a leading open-access journal with a broad scope that encompasses all of virology”. He emphasizes the journal’s Special Issues, which are usually guest edited by well-established virologists who invite experts from their field to review […]

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Languages—Research Highlights

Languages is an international, open access, peer-reviewed journal on interdisciplinary studies of languages, published quarterly online by MDPI. It aims to present discussions and developments of multidisciplinary research and thereby generate broad and practical applications for the study of languages in the world of today. The Journal’s central theme is the promotion of understanding of […]

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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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