Opening up Peer Review

It is now a little over four years since MDPI first started to offer an option for open peer review, as announced on this blog and in the journal Life. We have recently taken a look at the popularity of this feature, the results of we found very encouraging. In short, a large percentage of papers […]

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Sciforum – New Website Released

MDPI is pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new version of the platform “Sciforum”, with the aim of offering scholars the possibility to exchange knowledge and know-how, and build collaborations. Over the last months, we have been developing a different range of services and options that can cover a range of scholarly needs. Here are just some […]

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Moving Forwards on Open Access—Interview with Drs. Saskia de Vries

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Drs. Saskia de Vries. She is the co-founder and first director of both Amsterdam University Press and Leiden University Press, founder of Sampan–academia & publishing and a notable open access (OA) advocate. Currently involved in several projects, such as the Fair Open Access Alliance including LingOA and […]

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Open Access for Sustainable Development

On September 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were officially adopted. Supporting countries have committed themselves to “mobilizing efforts to end all forms of poverty, fighting inequalities and tackling climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind” [1]. Achieving inclusive and equitable quality education for […]

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Crossref Schema Integrated for Preprints

Digital object identifiers (dois) have become the standard method for definitively recording scholarly scientific information. They are issued by Crossref at the request of publishers, and provide a link directly to any published paper regardless of whether the URL changes over time. They are a great way to make sure you can always find the […]

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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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Big Steps Forward for Sciforum—The Open Scientific and Scholarly Forum

MDPI is home to more than a hundred open access journals, including our flagship journals Molecules, Sensors and the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. But did you know that MDPI is one of the pioneers in online conferences for scientists and scholars?

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Challenges and Contests are Appealing!

Challenges (ISSN 2078-1547) is a unique open access journal that publishes ideas for research projects (research proposals), research plans, perspectives or ideas for solving grand challenges, descriptions of tested and untested prototypes and other similar material. Its content is typically not publishable in a research journal, but has wider scholarly or scientific relevance and therefore […]

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