Happy First Birthday to Preprints.org

Today marks one year since the very first preprint was posted at Preprints.org. Over 1400 preprints later we are pleased to say that the platform has grown very well over that time and want to say a big thank you to all who have supported us. We have posted the work of over 5400 authors […]

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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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Statistics on Academic Publishers at Sciforum

We announce the update of publisher statistics hosted on Sciforum, which now includes 2016 data. The site is a free platform that allows users to browse publishers and journals to see how many papers have been published per year and how many journals each publisher has in its portfolio. Additional features include an overview of the academic […]

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Research Highlights: Thought-Provoking Ideas

This research highlights post brings together a broad spectrum of research. They all have one thing in common, though: A focus on developing original and powerful ideas to help us understand the world. The topics covered here include genetics, communication, poverty and genealogy. The original approaches and critical thinking impressed our reviewers, we hope you enjoy them as well. Symmetries […]

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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: Silage, Smoking and Data Management

Another selection of papers that rated highly during peer review, with a broad focus on biology and life sciences. We’ve thrown in one paper on single photon sources for good measure. Happy reading!   Fermentation Quality of Round-Bale Silage as Affected by Additives and Ensiling Seasons in Dwarf Napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach) Satoru Fukagawa, Yasuyuki […]

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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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Interview with Prof. Esteban, Editor-in-Chief of Fishes

In this post we interview the Editor-in-Chief of the new journal Fishes. Prof. Esteban holds a chair at the University of Murcia, situated near the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Could you give us a brief overview or background about your field/work, the research you have conducted? Our research focuses on the fish immune system, mainly on […]

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MDPI at PUBMET 2016

As a warm up for this week’s open access week, MDPI had the pleasure of visiting the Croatian coast last week for the Pubmet 2016 conference. Martyn Rittman, MDPI’s Chief Production Editor, attended and MDPI was a silver sponsor. We were not disappointed! This year saw the third edition of the conference with an excellent […]

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Reviewing for MDPI Just Became More Rewarding

In addition to our collaboration with Publons to recognize the hard work of our reviewers, we also provide APC vouchers to reviewers who provide timely and substantial comments. We realize that without their contribution the success of our open access journals would not be possible. That’s why we have decided to increase the discounts on Article […]

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