MDPI’s Author Name Change Policy

MDPI’s new Author Name Change Policy came into effect in February of this year. Under this framework, an author who wishes to change their name after the publication of their work can request to do so, in which case, MDPI will update and republish the relevant articles before resending the updated metadata to the appropriate […]

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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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World Food Safety Day 2021: Why Is It Important?

What Constitutes Food Safety? We don’t often see the rigorous processes that go into ensuring that our food is safe for consumption. Before it reaches our kitchen tables, our meals undergo specific, regulated practices during all stages of the food supply chain, including the growth, transport, preparation, and serving of food products. A lack of […]

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MDPI’s Commitment to Research Diversity

We’ve acknowledged the importance of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), a traditionally male-dominated discipline; let’s now consider diversity as an all-encompassing concept within these fields, including, but not limited to, intersecting social identities of gender, religion, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, and socioeconomic status. Without these diverse social identities, we lose […]

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