Awards at MDPI

As a way to encourage and inspire further scientific research and investigation, MDPI journals regularly offer awards to young scientists. There are various categories, for example Young Investigator and Junior Scientist Travel Awards. These are used to sponsor assistant professors, junior scientists, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students to attend various conferences. We still have some […]

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Open Access Week 2015

In case you missed it, the 8th International Open Access week took place last week, 19–25 October 2015. MDPI was involved and presented at events in universities Zurich, Mainz and Beijing.

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MDPI at the 18th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology

Oxford was the setting for the 18th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology. Toxins was pleased to support and attend the conference. It proved a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with many of the journal’s editors, authors and reviewers. The topics of the conference covered the whole plethora of toxic species, notably animal […]

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Think. Check. Submit.

A new campaign to help authors has recently launched, called Think. Check. Submit. It gives a simple workflow to help authors decide whether a journal they are looking at is reputable and the right one for their work. From their website: Not all researchers receive the same level of training and support in how to […]

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MDPI and Publons working together to provide reviewer credit

MDPI is delighted to be working with Publons to recognise the hard work of our reviewers. Reviewing is often done behind closed doors and is an under-appreciated part of the editorial process. However, the comments of the many volunteer reviewers we work with is vital for ensuring the quality of research published in MDPI journals. […]

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New and Notable: 24 June 2015

Here is a selection of recent papers highly recommended by our reviewers. This selection covers public health, sustinability and humanities.

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Committed to Open Access

MDPI is committed to Open Access of all our published research as a tool to disseminate and advance knowledge. We have recently undertaken to support several initiatives to clarify, strength and maintain the use of Open Access publication.

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Introducing Open Peer-Review to the Journal Life

We believe that research belongs to the academic community, and that the community should judge what should and should not be published. Typically, for a particular submitted manuscript this process is delegated to a small number of volunteer peer-reviewers.

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Open Access Publishing – Transparency and Accountability in Scientific Research and Publishing

Scientific publishing, and communication in general, has changed rapidly and radically over the past 20 years. With the advent of the Internet, communication and publishing has become affordable to all, to the point that one only needs a few megabytes of online space, a HTML editor and a word processor to claim to be a […]

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