World Hepatitis Day — Raising Awareness and Saving Lives
Every 30 seconds someone dies due to a hepatitis related condition. With vaccines existing against the virus, it is imperative that action is taken soon to reduce the unfortunate deaths caused by the disease. This year, the theme of World Hepatitis Day, which takes place on 28th July is “Hepatitis Can’t Wait”, with a focus […]More Info
Nominations for the World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award are open!
Do you know someone contributing towards sustainability and who deserves recognition? Nominations for the World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award are now open! Find out a bit more about these awards and how to nominate someone below! Why the World Sustainability Awards? From the beginning of his compound preservation project, Dr. Shu-Kun […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info
Earth Day 2021—Redefining the Anthropocene
Modern humans (Homo sapiens) evolved 200,000 years ago, which represents just 1% of Earth’s history. During our short time on this planet, humans have had a detrimental impact on the Earth’s health, especially within the last 100 years—this is the Anthropocene. Whilst not an official geological epoch, the Anthropocene is defined by human activity, which […]More Info
International Day of Human Space Flight—Behind Every Giant Leap There are a Thousand Small Steps
On April 12th 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel to outer space. Sixty years later the final frontier seems closer than it ever has, in fact there are seven people in space right now. It seems a small number, given the progress that we have made as a species since Gagarin […]More Info
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 […]More Info