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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Meiofauna Life on Loggerhead Sea Turtles—Diversely Structured Abundance and Biodiversity Hotspots That Challenge the Meiofauna Paradox

This interesting article, written by Jeroen Ingels, Yirina Valdes et al., and published in Diversity in May 2020, has contributed to increasing knowledge about the relationship between sea turtles and the meiofauna on its carapaces. The main topics of this research have attracted the social and other media attention, being in the top 5% of […]

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Opening up Peer Review

It is now a little over four years since MDPI first started to offer an option for open peer review, as announced on this blog and in the journal Life. We have recently taken a look at the popularity of this feature, the results of we found very encouraging. In short, a large percentage of papers […]

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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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The Impact of Open-Access publications on the scientific community

As mentioned in a previous post, a major advantage of making your research open-access (OA) is increased visibility. Anyone can freely access and download the full text, making your work more available and visible, and also leading to an increase in article citations. It has become widely accepted in the scientific community that OA promotes […]

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Advantages of being Editor-in-Chief at MDPI

What makes top scientists and scholars join MDPI Journals’ editorial board? Since 1996, when it was founded, MDPI has grown into a publishing house with more than 170 diverse open access journals supported by over 15,700 academic editors and scientists worldwide. These active scholars enable us to publish state-of-the-art research that benefits the research community. […]

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Sustainability—Research highlights

Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050, IF 1.789) is an international, cross-disciplinary, open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability of human beings. Sustainability provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development, and is published monthly online by MDPI. The aim of the journal is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental […]

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Languages—Research Highlights

Languages is an international, open access, peer-reviewed journal on interdisciplinary studies of languages, published quarterly online by MDPI. It aims to present discussions and developments of multidisciplinary research and thereby generate broad and practical applications for the study of languages in the world of today. The Journal’s central theme is the promotion of understanding of […]

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Impact Factor–What does it mean?

Nowadays, the Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) Impact Factor is considered an established measurement of quality for the evaluation of journals [1]. But what is the history behind it? The idea of an impact factor was first mentioned in Science magazine in 1955 [2]. Five years later, the experimental Genetics Citation Index project begun, leading […]

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