A new look for MDPI papers

You may have noticed a fresh look to many MDPI journals over the past few months. We have given the article PDFs a makeover to enhance readability and make the research more accessible than ever.   There are a number of changes, but here are a few of the main features of the new look: More compact front matter: […]

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Q&A I: Authors, Submission and Peer-Review

We always enjoy opportunities to get direct face-to-face feedback from authors and readers, and the recent open access week was an excellent opportunity. We were asked a number of interesting questions that we thought would merit a wider audience. This post kicks off a short series including a selection of the best questions. We are […]

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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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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We believe that research belongs to the academic community, and that the community should judge what should and should not be published.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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