25 Things You Didn’t Know About MDPI

MDPI has now been publishing the work of academics for twenty-five years, and its open access operations are helping to evolve the nature of research. There are many things, however, that may surprise you about the publisher. 1. MDPI wasn’t always a publisher Twenty-five years ago, in 1996, MDPI began as a not-for-profit organisation, creating […]

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MDPI Awards: recognition and funding for scientific advancement

Since MDPI’s award scheme was set up in 2016, a total of 550 prizes have been granted. In order to acknowledge the talent of the academics who publish in our many journals, and with a view to inspiring and supporting the academic community, we allocate these awards to outline the impacts that various individual works […]

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Viruses 2020 – Novel Concepts in Virology: Another Success!

On 5–7 February 2020, Viruses organized the third edition of its international conference in Barcelona, this year named Viruses 2020 - Novel Concepts in Virology. It was a three-day event that congregated 240 experts from 36 countries. The conference was chaired by Dr. Eric O. Freed from the NIH – Frederick, USA, and Dr. Albert […]

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MMCS2019: Facing Novel Challenges in Drug Discovery

On May 15–17, 2019, the journal Molecules organized its second Symposium of Medicinal Chemistry “Facing Novel Challenges in Drug Discovery” in Barcelona. It was a three-day event, with more than 180 attendees from 36 countries. The symposium, chaired by Professor Diego Muñoz-Torrero and Professor F Javier Luque, brought together renowned experts from all around the […]

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Designing a Sustainable Future – An Interview with Max Bergman

Prof. Dr. Max Bergman seeks answers to key questions on the challenges set out by the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). He is one of the Chairs of the 8th World Sustainability Forum (WSF) that will take place 14–19 September 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland. The WSF is an event that “encourages participants to go beyond […]

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World Sustainability Awards Winners – A Short Interview

The second World Sustainability Awards were presented during the 7th World Sustainability Forum in Beijing, China on 19 September 2018. These awards recognized the winners’ outstanding contribution to sustainability and were evaluated by a selected committee consisting of seven members. Dr. Mathis Wackernagel and Dr. Zhifu Mi were the joint recipients of the 2nd World […]

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Crossref highlights the potential of Scilit

MDPI is often at the forefront of innovation in digital publishing. This time, it was Christine Cormack Wood (CCW) from Crossref who wished to highlight one of our platforms, Scilit, in an interview with Martyn Rittman and Bastien Latard. Scilit is a comprehensive, free database for scientists. It uses a new method to collate data […]

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Post Publication Peer Review for Sci

The Future of Publishing: MDPI Contributes to Transparency and Community Engagement, Enabling Post-Publication Peer Review (PPPR) With its innovative, multidisciplinary journal Sci (2018), MDPI now offers the opportunity for post-publication peer-review (PPPR). As an open access publisher, MDPI responds to calls for more transparency regarding peer review processes amongst academic publishers. Previously, MDPI has launched […]

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Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry

More than 160 participants from 35 countries attended the Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry conference, which took place from 14 to 16 May 2018 in Barcelona and consisted of 58 talks spread across six sessions, along with almost 100 posters.  It was the first edition of this international, multidisciplinary conference organized by MDPI […]

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Gyorgy Szekely: An Expert Reviewer

This week, we were fortunate to interview one of the top rated reviewers for MDPI in 2017, Dr Gyorgy Szekely. He is currently a lecturer at the School of chemical engineering and analytical science at the University of Manchester, UK. His multidisciplinary professional background covers many fields, including supramolecular systems, molecular recognition, process development, and nanofiltration, what opens […]

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