Our Commitment to Arts and Humanities

MDPI is often considered to be a scientific institution, but its name, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, indicates that its research crosses many disciplines. This includes the fields of arts and humanities. It is true that MDPI’s arts and humanities research is comparatively scarce. Social sciences, arts and humanities journals make up 1.5% of MDPI’s total […]

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Infertility: More Research Urgently Required

Infertility is something that impacts people around the world. Defined as an inability to get pregnant despite regularly trying to conceive, its effects are numerous and devastating. Globally, 15% of reproductive-aged couples struggle with infertility. More research on infertility is urgently required. MDPI journals, such as Cells and Journal of Clinical Medicine, have many opportunities […]

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The Billionaire Space Race: The Launch of Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard Rocket and the Implications of Space Tourism for the Climate Crisis

On Tuesday 20th July, American business mogul Jeff Bezos’ launch vehicle “New Shepard” completed a 10 minute, 10 second journey to the edge of space for the first time with passengers on board. Bezos was accompanied by both the oldest and youngest passengers to ever reach space: Wally Funk, an 82-year-old former member of Mercury […]

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What is the thawing of the permafrost?

Across the vast land masses that line the Earth, there are areas of the ground that have remained frozen for centuries. This is called permafrost. Most frozen terrain that we encounter defrosts with the summer heat each year, however, to be labelled “permafrost”, it needs to be frozen for a minimum of two years. It […]

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