About 10% of authors to our journals submit their papers in LaTeX, but what exactly is LaTeX and what are the pros and cons? What is LaTeX? LaTeX is a type-setting language. Unlike Microsoft Word, it isn’t a WYSIWYG, it is a markup language where labels in the file define formatting and style. LaTeX is a […]More Info
Will outrage over Cecil’s death help or harm African wildlife?
Today we have a guest post from Leslie Irvine (Department of Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder): Thanks to our wired world, an article recently published in Animals on media attention to animals has gained wide media attention. In “Cecil: A Moment or a Movement? Analysis of Media Coverage of the Death of a Lion, […]More Info
Where to submit? How to choose an open access journal
Many scholars like the idea of open access: it gives the widest possible audience for their work, including other scholars, practitioners and the general public. The problem is often that their field is dominated by a few, well-renowned subscription journals, and open access options seem like a risk and a step into the unknown. Combined […]More Info
Hot-Water Immersion or Ice Packs as First Aid for Cnidarian Envenomations?
An article from Toxins about the most effective treatments for cnidarian envenomations has been attracting attention in the first-aid community. You can download the article for free and read it for yourself: Heated Debates: Hot-Water Immersion or Ice Packs as First Aid for Cnidarian Envenomations? Abstract: Cnidarian envenomations are an important public health problem, responsible […]More Info
Becoming a Peer-Reviewer
Scholars see reviewing as an essential part of their job and know that the effort they put in is reciprocated by others when they submit their own work to journals. Many also want to have advanced access to the latest work in their field, or as an activity that can be used to strengthen their […]More Info
Non-Coding RNAs in Cancer: An Interview with Dr. Martin Pichler
We are pleased to post an interview with Professor Martin Pichler, who is the Collection Editor for the International Journal of Molecular Sciences Topical Collection of “Regulation by Non-Coding RNAs” . You can also find the interview published here in IJMS. Professor Martin Pichler, MD, MSc, received his MD at the Medical University of Graz, […]More Info
Research Highlights: Sea-Ice, Gold Particles and Molecular Imaging
Research from the global scale down to a single DNA base pair, what happens when you follow venom around the body, and rethinking the meaning of labyrinths. The Impact of Geophysical Corrections on Sea-Ice Freeboard Retrieved from Satellite Altimetry Robert Ricker, Stefan Hendricks and Justin F. Beckers Satellite altimetry is the only method to monitor […]More Info
Research Highlights: New Journal Focus
Starting a new journal is not always an easy enterprise. In particular, attracting high quality papers without an established reputation is a challenge for the editors. On the other hand, a new open access journal can present an opportunity for authors to take advantage of the ready availability of open access with a reduced or […]More Info
Twenty Years of MDPI!
2016 is the 20th anniversary of MDPI, and to celebrate that we have created an Anniversary Page, where we will add content throughout the year! Check out the first post on the page – our anniversary video! With the great help and cooperation of our Editors-in-Chief and Editorial Board Members, we created a short video to show […]More Info
Saying Thank You to Our Reviewers in 2015
As an academic open access publisher, MDPI relies heavily on the time and effort invested not only by our authors and editorial staff, but also by our expert reviewers. Their role is crucial to a journal’s editorial decision-making process. Although peer-review is conducted within the constraints of reviewer confidentiality, we want to take any opportunities […]More Info