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Indexing—How does it work?

Nowadays, the prestige of a journal is reflected in its impact factor and how many abstracting and indexing services cover that journal [1]. As publishing in indexed journals became a necessity for most of the scientific community, the question that remains is—what is Indexing and how did it all start? Although the concept behind citation […]

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Featured Journal of the Month—Viruses

We are pleased to announce the Featured Journal of this Month—Viruses. Dr. Eric O. Freed, the Editor-in-Chief describes Viruses as “a leading open-access journal with a broad scope that encompasses all of virology”. He emphasizes the journal’s Special Issues, which are usually guest edited by well-established virologists who invite experts from their field to review […]

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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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Trends in 2017—E-Conferences

2017 is being considered a year for technology breakthroughs. As part of this, virtual conferences, also known as electronic conferences (or e-conferences), are gaining popularity in the academic field. E-conferences are scholarly events held online for a limited period, including on Sciforum, MDPI’s platform for scholarly exchange. As they are online, anyone can attend from […]

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Research Highlights—Focus on Applied Ethology and Welfare of Animals

In this post, we have compiled a selection of articles belonging to the Special Issue Applied Ethology and Welfare of Animals, one of the most successful Special Issues belonging to the Journal Animals in 2016, according to Altmetric. Moreover, we interviewed Dr. Rachel A. Grant with regards to research related to animal behavior and welfare, […]

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