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“Sounds Reasonable’ is Never a Good Idea” – An Interview with Michael Hofreiter

This post gives some important lessons the Guest Editor of the Genes Special Issue “Novel and Neglected Areas of Ancient DNA Research” has learned from his work. Michael Hofreiter, who edits the Genes Special Issue “Novel and Neglected Areas of Ancient DNA Research”, states that the most important lesson he has learned from the genetics is […]

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Sciforum – New Website Released

MDPI is pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new version of the platform “Sciforum”, with the aim of offering scholars the possibility to exchange knowledge and know-how, and build collaborations. Over the last months, we have been developing a different range of services and options that can cover a range of scholarly needs. Here are just some […]

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Gyorgy Szekely: An Expert Reviewer

This week, we were fortunate to interview one of the top rated reviewers for MDPI in 2017, Dr Gyorgy Szekely. He is currently a lecturer at the School of chemical engineering and analytical science at the University of Manchester, UK. His multidisciplinary professional background covers many fields, including supramolecular systems, molecular recognition, process development, and nanofiltration, what opens […]

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Polymers 2018 Successfully Closed

On March 21-23, 2018, the journal Polymers organized the first international conference entitled Polymers: Design, Function and Application in Barcelona. It was a three-day event at the University of Barcelona, with more than 170 attendees from 37 countries. The event was characterized by many fascinating discussions. The conference was chaired by Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker (Fraunhofer Institute for […]

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Viruses 2018—Breakthroughs in Viral Replication Conference Successfully Closed

We had a great time attending the conference Viruses 2018—Breakthroughs in Viral Replication, held in Barcelona, Spain, from 7 to 9 February 2018. Organized and sponsored by MDPI and Viruses, it was a great success, attracting over 200 participants from 33 different countries. The conference was chaired by Dr. Eric O. Freed (NIH, Editor-in-Chief of […]

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Preprints Posts Its 3000th Article

Passing the milestone of 3000 preprints online is a good time to reflect on the achievement and growth of preprints. Any author enjoys the feeling of making their work available. With preprints, we help them to promote their work within hours. While offering a different service to a peer-reviewed journal, posting a preprint can have substantial […]

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