About this Website
What is MDPI.com?MDPI.com, the website of the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, is a platform for peer-reviewed, scientific open-access journals operated by MDPI AG, based in Basel, Switzerland. MDPI publishes over 120 diverse open access electronic journals, including Molecules (launched in 1996; Impact Factor 2.095), the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (launched in 2000; Impact Factor 2.339), Sensors (launched in 2001; Impact Factor 2.048), Marine Drugs (launched in 2003; Impact Factor 3.512), Energies (launched in 2008; Impact Factor 1.602), the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (launched in 2004; Impact Factor 1.993), Viruses (launched in 2009; Impact Factor 3.279), Remote Sensing (launched in 2009; Impact Factor 2.623), Toxins (launched in 2009; Impact Factor 2.480) and Nutrients (launched in 2009; Impact Factor 3.148). Our publishing activities are supported by more than 6500 active scientists on our journals' international editorial boards, including several Nobelists. More than 120,000 individual authors have already published with MDPI, and 350,000 scholars are in the pool of reviewers. MDPI.com receives more than 2.4 million monthly webpage views.
Journals covered by leading indexing databases
MDPI aims to have all of its journals covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Scopus indexing systems. 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 of 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 publication though article processing charges (APC); these are usually covered by the authors' institutes or research funding bodies. Read more about our open access Policy.
MDPI is a member 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. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate) to check submissions against previous publications.
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Brief History of MDPI
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