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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MDPI at the American Chemical Society Conference, Boston 2015

The ACS fall conference is one of the biggest events in the chemistry calendar, and this year was no exception. Up to 15,000 attendees descended on Boston between the 16th and 20th of August. This meeting was particularly special, marking the 250th ACS national meeting. MDPI was excited to be in Boston, and was the only fully open access […]

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The 5th World Sustainability Forum Starts Next Monday in Basel

The 5th World Sustainability Forum  (WSF 2015) will take place at the Zentrum für Lehre und Forschung in Basel between 7 and 9 September 2015. The Forum is organized by MDPI and the University of Basel. The organizers, headed by Prof. Manfred Max Bergman, have put together an outstanding program to highlight the most significant […]

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Investigation into a recently published paper

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health recently published an article entitled “Evidence of Coal-Fly-Ash Toxic Chemical Geoengineering in the Troposphere: Consequences for Public Health” (Herndon, J.M. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(8), 9375-9390; doi:10.3390/ijerph120809375). We have received a number of comments about this article and have taken the decision to […]

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Guest Editor Survey

We wanted to know what our guest editors think about our editorial service and work, and initiated a guest editors survey in June of this year. A total of 126 guest editors who ran special issues with one of our open access journals over the last 12 months provided their feedback. We are pleased to share […]

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Wrapping Up the Impact Factors

Now that the dust has settled after the latest release of Impact Factors in the Journal Citation Reports 2015® (JCR), published by Thomson Reuters in June, there is time to recap some of the stats surrounding the Impact Factors for 2014. First of all, MDPI is pleased to receive first impact factors for six journals […]

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Administrative Sciences: Double blind peer-review…while being open about it

Discussions about peer review abound these days. Many highlight weaknesses, while at the same time it remains the dominant method for validating research. Various new and innovative types of peer-review have been implemented to address perceived problems, but all have the same aim: to create a system of peer review that publishes high quality, sound […]

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New and Notable, 7 May 2015

Here is selection of recently published papers that were highly rated during the review process. A broad range this time, taking in information theory, domestic water quality, and mental health law among other topics.

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