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MDPI 2022 Quarterly, Q2

We’re excited to bring you the MDPI 2022 Q2 update. In the second quarter of this year, we released important news and announcements, published relevant blog posts, had innovative papers cited in the news, and held excellent conferences.

As the world’s leading open access publisher, we are proud to give scholars the opportunity to publish their insightful work faster.

In June 2022, 98 MDPI journals earned a 2021 Journal Impact Factor in Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports. Since the previous year, eighty-six percent of journals increased their Impact Factor. Overall, thirteen journals received their first Impact Factor.

To sum up, MDPI journals published a total of 129,150 peer-reviewed articles between January and June 2022.


There’s always something new happening at MDPI. Between April and June, we’ve seen fantastic journal success. In particular, 85% of the 182 MDPI journals with a CiteScore increased their CiteScores this year. Take a look at this and other news in the slideshow below.



The MDPI Blog puts out useful and relevant information for readers. For example, this quarter, we’ve written about topics including the use of italics in manuscripts and paper mills. This slideshow features some of the top articles.



Throughout April, May, and June 2022, well-established news outlets cited 1497 MDPI papers. These outlets included TIME, National Geographic, and BBC News. Below is a list of some articles from the past three months, along with the MDPI papers cited in these articles.

April 2022

  • TIME – “How More Cities Worldwide Can Attract Remote Workers” (Article | Sustainability paper)
  • Harvard Business Review – “How the Metaverse Could Change Work” (Article | Electronics paper) | Want to learn about the Metaverse? Read what it is and what we can expect from it, here.
  • The Washington Post – “As Australia’s climate changes, a tropical disease advances” (Article | Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease paper)
  • Forbes – “Meditation Reduces Mind Wandering And Mistakes At Work, New Studies Show” (Article | Brain Sciences paper)
  • The New York Times – “‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens” (Article | EJIHPE paper)
  • The Guardian – “‘Unusual’ deep-sea jellyfish discovered off California coast” (Article | Animals paper)
  • National Geographic – “These stingless bees make medicinal honey. Some call it a ‘miracle liquid.’” (Article | Insects paper)

May 2022

  • TIME – “Experts Can’t Agree on How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Adults” (Article | IJERPH paper)
  • BBC News – “What would a flying-free world look like?” (Article | Sustainability paper)
  • The Washington Post – “How parents pass body issues on to their kids — and how they can stop” (Article | IJERPH paper)
  • The Guardian – “The secret world beneath our feet is mind-blowing – and the key to our planet’s future” (Article | Sustainability paper, paper)
  • Forbes – “Want To Save The Planet? Invest In Better Ag Policy, Not Biotech Meat” (Article | Foods paper)
  • The Atlantic – “Mindfulness Hurts. That’s Why It Works.” (Article | Behavioral Sciences paper)

June 2022

  • National Geographic – “New clues are revealing why exercise can keep the brain healthy” (Article | IJMS paper)
  • The Guardian – “‘It’s Been A Hard Day’s Night’: Preventing Work Stress From Killing You—Literally” (Article | IJERPH paper)
  • BBC News – “Do strawberries really boost your mood?” (Article | Nutrients paper)
  • The Washington Post – “Extended weather forecasts could aid power grid stability, renewables” (Article | Energies paper)
  • Forbes – “Four Reasons Why Whole-Genome Sequencing Could Cause A Paradigm Shift In Maternal-Fetal Medicine” (Article | Diagnostics paper)
  • NPR – “How these neighbors use fire to revitalize their communities, and land” (Article | Remote Sensing paper)


MDPI journals regularly host conferences for researchers to attend. Above all, this is an important part of how we support the academic community. In short, since April, we’ve hosted several excellent conferences. Below are three of our favourites.

Polymers 2022—New Trends in Polymer Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People

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From 25th to 27th May 2022, Sciforum hosted its first in-person international conference, in Turin, Italy. Sciforum organised Polymers 2022—New Trends in Polymers Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People, in collaboration with Polymers, an MDPI journal. Furthermore, the event had 180 registrations, 43 talks from invited and selected speakers, and 127 poster presentations. In addition, you can access the Polymers 2022 event gallery and read this interview with the Chairs.

9th International Symposium on Sensor Science: Part of the International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S) series

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The 9th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2022) took place in Warsaw, Poland, from the 20th to 22nd June 2022. Furthermore, the conference attracted 88 attendees and hosted 39 talks from invited and selected speakers. In addition, there were 46 poster presentations.

Viruses 2022—At the Leading Edge of Virology Research

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Lastly, the virtual conference Viruses 2022, chaired by Dr. Eric Freed, took place from 5th to 8th April. The conference had 186 registrations and 51 talks from invited and selected speakers. Furthermore, there were 73 poster presentations.

Future directions

Finally, after reviewing MDPI’s last quarter, let’s look to the future. Open access is providing so many benefits to both our authors and readers. We expect there to be a further increase in the number of submissions, views, and citations for MDPI journals.

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