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What is MDPI.com?
MDPI.com (where MDPI stands for Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) is a platform for peer-reviewed, scientific open access journals which is operated by MDPI AG, based in Basel, Switzerland. MDPI publishes over 70 diverse electronic, open access journals, including Molecules (launched in 1996; Impact Factor 2.386), the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (launched in 2000; Impact Factor 2.598), Sensors (launched in 2001; Impact Factor 1.739), Marine Drugs (launched in 2003; Impact Factor 3.854), Energies (launched in 2008; Impact Factor 1.865) and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (launched in 2004; Impact Factor 1.605). Our publishing activities are supported by more than 4000 active scientists on our journals' international editorial boards including several Nobelists. More than 60,000 unique authors already published with MDPI, and 170,000 scholars are in the pool of reviewers. MDPI.com counts more than 2,4 million webpage views monthly.
Journals covered by leading indexing databases
MDPI aims to have all of its journals covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Scopus. Several journals have already been covered by SCIE for several years and have received official impact factors. Some life-science related journals are also covered by PubMed/MEDLINE and archived through PubMed Central (PMC). All our journals are archived with the Swiss National Library.
All content is Open Access and free for readers
Journals published by MDPI are fully open access: research articles, reviews or any other content on this platform is available to everyone free of charge. To be able to provide open access journals, we finance the publications by collecting article processing charges (APC) from the authors; usually collected from the authors' institutes or research funding bodies. Read more about our open access policy.
MDPI Publication Ethics Statement
MDPI journals are members of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy.
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Brief History of MDPI
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