The Impact of Climate Change on Health

In the words of the 2004 Nobel Peace prizewinner, the biologist and environmental activist Wangari Maathai, “Climate Change is life or death. It is the new global battlefield”. Climate change is starting to show its impacts at many different levels: from climatic and environmental concerns, to social and economic effects. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

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Will outrage over Cecil’s death help or harm African wildlife?

Today we have a guest post from Leslie Irvine (Department of Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder): Thanks to our wired world, an article recently published in Animals on media attention to animals has gained wide media attention. In “Cecil: A Moment or a Movement? Analysis of Media Coverage of the Death of a Lion, […]

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Where to submit? How to choose an open access journal

Many scholars like the idea of open access: it gives the widest possible audience for their work, including other scholars, practitioners and the general public. The problem is often that their field is dominated by a few, well-renowned subscription journals, and open access options seem like a risk and a step into the unknown. Combined […]

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Hot-Water Immersion or Ice Packs as First Aid for Cnidarian Envenomations?

An article from Toxins about the most effective treatments for cnidarian envenomations has been attracting attention in the first-aid community. You can download the article for free and read it for yourself: Heated Debates: Hot-Water Immersion or Ice Packs as First Aid for Cnidarian Envenomations? Abstract: Cnidarian envenomations are an important public health problem, responsible […]

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Non-Coding RNAs in Cancer: An Interview with Dr. Martin Pichler

We are pleased to post an interview with Professor Martin Pichler, who is the Collection Editor for the International Journal of Molecular Sciences Topical Collection of “Regulation by Non-Coding RNAs” [1]. You can also find the interview published here in IJMS. Professor Martin Pichler, MD, MSc, received his MD at the Medical University of Graz, […]

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Research Highlights: Sea-Ice, Gold Particles and Molecular Imaging

Research from the global scale down to a single DNA base pair, what happens when you follow venom around the body, and rethinking the meaning of labyrinths. The Impact of Geophysical Corrections on Sea-Ice Freeboard Retrieved from Satellite Altimetry Robert Ricker, Stefan Hendricks and Justin F. Beckers Satellite altimetry is the only method to monitor […]

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Research Highlights: New Journal Focus

Starting a new journal is not always an easy enterprise. In particular, attracting high quality papers without an established reputation is a challenge for the editors. On the other hand, a new open access journal can present an opportunity for authors to take advantage of the ready availability of open access with a reduced or […]

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Research Highlights: The Vaccarès Lagoon System, Environmental Noise Levels and Car Crashes

It’s time for our first 2016 selection of papers rated highly by our reviewers. We hope you enjoy the read:

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Featured Journal of the Month

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website section, Featured Journal of the Month! Every month from now on, we will pick one of our journals, and use this section to put it in the spotlight! We’ll provide you with facts about the journal and its history, interesting highlights or news and upcoming […]

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2015 Highlights

Before we get into the full swing of 2016, after our Top 10 series of last year’s Most Downloaded and Most Cited papers, we want to share with you our highlights of 2015. See some of our most important milestones below – more detailed information about our performance last year will be available in our 2015 Annual Report, to […]

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