MDPI’s new commenting and endorsement system: the academic ‘likes’ are now available

Near the end of September, MDPI released a new functionality: the commenting and endorsement system. It allows researchers to endorse and recommend articles among each other – enabling ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ to infiltrate the academic sphere. Why an endorsement system? The commenting and endorsement system stems from the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), […]

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#PlantATreeForSDG Challenge: Kicking off the countdown to the 1st World Sustainability Week in style

27 September 2019 marked the kick-off to the countdown of the 1st World Sustainability Week (WSW). For this occasion, Matthias Burkhalter (who initiated the idea) and the two chairs of WSW, Professor Max Bergman and Professor Ed Constable, came together with Dr Heiner Vischer, President of Basel’s Grand Council, to plant a 20-year-old oak tree […]

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