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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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Sciforum—Upcoming Conferences

Sciforum is a platform for scholarly exchange and collaboration developed and maintained by MDPI. Sciforum gives scholars the opportunity to participate in online conferences, share scholarly papers and other files, and create or join discussion groups. We would like to announce the following upcoming international scientific conferences organized in association with MDPI journals in 2017: […]

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Micromachines—Research Highlights

Micromachines is an open access journal on the technology and science of micro-scale machines and micromachinery, published monthly online by MDPI. Micromachines seeks and encourages submission on significant and original works related to all aspects of micro/nano-scaled structures, devices, systems as well as related micro- and nanotechnology from fundamental research to applications. For more information, […]

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Biology—Research Highlights

Biology is an international, open access, peer-reviewed biological sciences journal, published quarterly online by MDPI. The aim of the journal is to bring together studies employing the varied experimental and theoretical approaches that are fueling biological discovery. It is an inclusive journal that covers a wide variety of disciplines and sub-disciplines: biochemistry, genetics, immunology, paleontology, […]

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