MDPI’s Social Sciences Journals are Changing the World

Social sciences are taught in thousands of universities around the world. They have the power to improve societies by encouraging change in various social spheres, including wellbeing, industry, and politics. You may have heard social sciences being referred to as “soft” sciences. The reason that this misconception exists is because they differ from other, more […]

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How Drones are Used to Study Wildlife

You may already know what drones are. They have become the latest technological craze, filling the air, and making headlines with fears about their use. Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, were first employed in the military, notably in World War 2. In the 21st century, they have become increasingly affordable. They are now […]

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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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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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The Drive for More Female Engineers—Interview with Dr. Katalin Balazsi

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is a celebration of the work that women engineers do every day. The observance aims to encourage women to participate in engineering and related fields. INWED was first established in 2014 by Women’s Engineering Society (WES) as a national event. In 2017, it expanded to be international. WES itself […]

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The Benefits of Being an MDPI Reviewer

MDPI has a rigorous editorial process, featuring multiple subject and language checks. Between the pre-check and editor’s decision stages, peer review is an integral part of publication. MDPI also works with Publons to credit peer reviewers for their work. Check out how it works here. As such, MDPI has a high standard when it comes […]

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World No Tobacco Day—What can be done?

World No Tobacco Day (31st May) is just one of eleven campaigns run by the World Health Organization (WHO), including World Tuberculosis Day and World Malaria Day, already covered in MDPI’s blog. The observance aims to draw attention to tobacco’s consequences and emphasises that a world without tobacco is a cleaner one, with fewer deaths […]

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International Day of Light: Why Should We Celebrate It?

Light is a crucial aspect of life on Earth. Whilst solar light is fundamentally responsible for providing the energy for all biological life through photosynthesis, the advent of information technologies that use light has facilitated the third industrial revolution, enabling the sharing of information and knowledge on a global scale. Maintaining awareness of the remarkable […]

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The Focus on an End to Malaria Worldwide

On 25th April each year, World Malaria Day is a reminder of malaria and its devastating effects on the human population. This year, the World Health Organization is calling for a celebration of those countries that have managed to successfully eradicate the disease, or that are close to doing so. These nations inspire those a […]

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