Polymers 2018 Successfully Closed

On March 21-23, 2018, the journal Polymers organized the first international conference entitled Polymers: Design, Function and Application in Barcelona. It was a three-day event at the University of Barcelona, with more than 170 attendees from 37 countries. The event was characterized by many fascinating discussions. The conference was chaired by Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker (Fraunhofer Institute for […]

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Preprints Posts Its 3000th Article

Passing the milestone of 3000 preprints online is a good time to reflect on the achievement and growth of preprints. Any author enjoys the feeling of making their work available. With preprints, we help them to promote their work within hours. While offering a different service to a peer-reviewed journal, posting a preprint can have substantial […]

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Happy First Birthday to Preprints.org

Today marks one year since the very first preprint was posted at Preprints.org. Over 1400 preprints later we are pleased to say that the platform has grown very well over that time and want to say a big thank you to all who have supported us. We have posted the work of over 5400 authors […]

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Statistics on Academic Publishers at Sciforum

We announce the update of publisher statistics hosted on Sciforum, which now includes 2016 data. The site is a free platform that allows users to browse publishers and journals to see how many papers have been published per year and how many journals each publisher has in its portfolio. Additional features include an overview of the academic […]

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Research Highlights: Thought-Provoking Ideas

This research highlights post brings together a broad spectrum of research. They all have one thing in common, though: A focus on developing original and powerful ideas to help us understand the world. The topics covered here include genetics, communication, poverty and genealogy. The original approaches and critical thinking impressed our reviewers, we hope you enjoy them as well. Symmetries […]

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MDPI at “Academic Publishing in Europe” (APE 2017)

Maria Schalnich and Martyn Rittman How can we build and grow a sustainable scientific publishing eco-system? How can we react to the needs of multidisciplinary research? How can we capture innovative trends in publishing and use them to meet the needs of authors, editors and reviewers? How can we improve and optimize our processes? Is […]

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Reviewing for MDPI Just Became More Rewarding

In addition to our collaboration with Publons to recognize the hard work of our reviewers, we also provide APC vouchers to reviewers who provide timely and substantial comments. We realize that without their contribution the success of our open access journals would not be possible. That’s why we have decided to increase the discounts on Article […]

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Meet and Greet: Arjen Hoekstra, Editor-in-Chief of Water

Prof. Arjen Hoekstra is a professor of Water Management at the University of Twente, in Enschede, the Netherlands. Throughout his career he has led a variety of interdisciplinary research projects and acted as an advisor to governments, civil society organizations, companies and multilateral institutions like UNESCO and the World Bank. Prof. Hoekstra was the first […]

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Research Highlights: People on the Move

With record numbers of refugees worldwide along with the ease of international travel and communication, immigration, migration and globalization have become hot topics of debate in recent times. In this research highlight post, we look at some recent papers exploring these issues from various perspectives. Migrant Sexual Health Help-Seeking and Experiences of Stigmatization and Discrimination […]

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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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