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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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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Tuberculosis Day: Returning Our Attention to Important TB Research

In the midst of the all-encompassing coronavirus crisis, focus on the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic has waned. TB has been infecting humans since ancient times, with scientists divided on where it originated from and when it was transferred to humans. What we do know is that on 24th March 1882, German microbiologist Robert Koch discovered Mycobacterium […]

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International Women’s Day and the Importance of Women in Research

In our ever-evolving society, in which social dynamics are constantly shifting, International Women’s Day (IWD), celebrated on 8th March, is now just as important as ever. A day to show support for the achievements of women in various spheres and over the course of many centuries, IWD has a long history, dating back to 1911, […]

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25 Ways to Improve Your Research Paper

Over the course of a quarter-century of pioneering open access publication, MDPI has launched more than 300 peer-reviewed, open access journals. In the year that we celebrate the 25th anniversary of our founding, we are more committed than ever to accelerating the delivery of ground-breaking scientific insights to the global scientific community. Here, we provide […]

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Celebrating the International Day of Education

In 2019, the United Nations (UN) established the International Day of Education (IDE), as part of their ongoing effort to improve access to education worldwide. This Sunday 24th January 2021 will be its third occurrence, and MDPI joins the UN, Unicef and others in celebrating this important awareness event. As well as being a human […]

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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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