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Scilit—a comprehensive, open-access scholarly database

Scilit—developed and maintained by MDPI—is a multidisciplinary, free scholarly database that indexes scientific material by extracting the latest data from CrossRef, PubMed and other sources on a daily basis. This means that newly published articles are added to Scilit almost immediately. It is a comprehensive database, covering all subjects from arts & humanities, behavioral sciences […]

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Group Leader Position (Institut Curie)—Biology & Chemistry of Radiations, Cell Signalling and Cancer

Institut Curie (Orsay, France) is constituted of a hospital and a world-class multidisciplinary research center combining research in cell biology, genetics, epigenetics, immunology, soft matter physics, organic and medicinal chemistry. It includes over 3,000 researchers, physicians, clinicians, technicians and administrative staff working on three sites: Paris, Orsay, and Saint-Cloud. The institute facilities grouped into the […]

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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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RNA Biology and Plasticity—Interview with Dr. John Mattick

The human genome contains only about 20,000 protein-coding genes, however the extent of non-protein-coding DNA increases with increasing developmental and cognitive complexity. These sequences are transcribed to produce small and large non-protein-coding RNAs that guide chromatin-modifying complexes to their sites of action and thereby modulate chromatin structure and gene expression, to specify the architectural trajectories […]

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