Latest Announcements from MDPI

12 November 2014
Preliminary Evaluation Process for Manuscripts Submitted to Nutrients

A consequence of our rising Impact Factor is a large increase in new submissions to Nutrients. Whilst it is pleasing to see so many high quality articles now being published, an accompanying increase in poorer quality submissions is placing a greater burden on our editorial system and causing frustration for authors, editors and reviewers alike, especially in cases where a manuscript is rejected after undergoing a full peer review. It is in the interest of all parties, therefore, that intending authors adhere to the journal’s Instructions to Authors and conventional standards of publication for original articles in their field of research (e.g. the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors proffer suitable standards for clinical research) and that the preliminary editorial evaluation of new submissions is sufficiently rigorous to ensure that sub-standard manuscripts do not proceed to peer review.

For the purpose of preliminary evaluation, keywords are used to direct manuscripts to editors with expertise in the relevant field of research. It is essential, therefore, that authors select keywords that appropriately reflect the content of their submission and that editors regularly review their own keywords to ensure that they accurately reflect their current expertise. In determining whether or not a manuscript should proceed to peer review, editors are asked to consider several criteria, including but not limited to the following: novelty of content; potential impact in the relevant field of research; standard of English usage; suitability for Nutrients. Where appropriate, limited feedback may be provided to authors if their manuscript is deemed unsuitable for peer review.

We thank you for your cooperation and continuing support of Nutrients.

Peter Howe & Jon Buckley
Joint Editors-in-Chief

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11 November 2014
Life (ISSN 2075-1729) now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Citations of papers published in the journal Life (ISSN 2075-1729) are now searchable in PubMed. Further, the full-text versions of the papers are archived in PubMed Central.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals in PubMed Central, and online books. It is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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3 November 2014
Institutional Memberships with MDPI Extended: North Carolina State University, USA and the Technical University of Munich, Germany

We are pleased to announce that the North Carolina (NC) State University, USA and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany have renewed their institutional membership with MDPI after one year of successful cooperation.

Participating members enjoy a discount on the article processing charges (APCs) for manuscripts submitted by affiliated authors. Further, free access is granted to our submission database, where information on status of articles from associated author can be viewed, including information on APCs, submission history and more. For further information and a full list of members, please see the following page.

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30 October 2014
Viruses Editor-in-Chief Eric O. Freed featured in NY Times News Story on Ebola

The Editor-in-Chief of our journal Viruses, Dr. Eric O. Freed, was recently featured in a news story of The New York Times highlighting virologists' research effort to better understand the host-pathogen relation of Ebola and other viruses. Find the full news story at the following link.

Since its inception in 2009 Viruses contributed a vast number of open access research articles regarding Ebola and filoviruses in general. Given the current dramatic evolution of the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, Viruses Editorial Board Member Dr. Jens H. Kuhn compiled a selection of resources related to the Ebola virus and other filoviruses that were published in the journal Viruses and are hence freely available. Moreover, the 'Advances in Ebolavirus, Marburgvirus, and Cuevavirus Research 2014-2015' special issue is currently open for submissions. For more information click here.

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29 October 2014
20th EuroQSAR Symposium - Closing report

The EuroQSAR Symposia have been taking place since 1973 in different European countries. These Symposia have been major scientific events in the field of computational drug design, with applications in agricultural and environmental sciences.

With its general theme of “Understanding Chemical-Biological Interactions”, the 2014 EuroQSAR symposium not only followed the tradition of previous events in presenting latest trends in QSAR and molecular modeling, but it also explored new grounds, such as representation, visualization and navigation of chemical-biological space, chemo- and bioinformatics approaches to multi-target (Q)SAR, modeling of protein-ligand interactions, computational toxicology in drug and chemical safety assessment, translational bioinformatics, and emerging QSAR and modeling methods. Finally, EuroQSAR 2014 included the Corwin Hansch honored session devoted to grand challenges for QSAR, and conducted as round table on (Q)SAR related European initiatives as well as a special session dedicated to the hot topics on modern techniques in computer-aided drug discovery.

Please find the full closing report at the following the link.

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24 October 2014
Viruses - Official Sponsor of the 3rd ASM Conference on Viral Manipulation of Nuclear Processes, Washington DC, USA, 30 October - 2 November 2014

Viruses is sponsoring the 3rd ASM Conference on Viral Manipulation of Nuclear Processes to be held in Washington DC, USA from 30 October to 2 November 2014.

This meeting will bring together researchers who study how viruses manipulate cellular processes for their own replication focusing on how viruses perturb nuclear functions. The scope will be broad and will embrace diverse virus families, including DNA viruses that replicate in the nucleus, such as Polyoma-,Papilloma-, Adeno- and Herpesviruses, extending to HIV, retroviruses and nuclear RNA viruses, like Influenza. Also included will be RNA viruses that replicate in the cytoplasm but exploit or hijack nuclear functions. Topics will include subversion of host transcriptional machinery; effects on host DNA repair pathways; epigenetic alterations; viral remodeling of the nucleus; viral induction of the stress response, immune evasion and innate antiviral defense, miRNA regulation; viral effects on the nuclear membrane, and viruses and cancer. The goal of the conference is to integrate discussions on how different viruses have developed strategies to target host nuclear functions.

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24 October 2014
Remote Sensing - Exhibiting at the Pecora 19 Symposium, Denver, CO, USA, 19-20 November 2014

Remote Sensing will exhibit at the Pecora 19 Symposium, held in conjunction with the Joint Symposium of the ISPRS Technical Commission I and IAG Commission 4, from 19-20 November 2014 in Denver, CO, USA. We would be pleased to meet you at our exhibition booth (#207).

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16 October 2014
Bioengineering Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guiseppi-Elie has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Director of the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips at Clemson University (USA), has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). His cross-disciplinary research on integrating biomolecular recognition with electroactive and responsive polymers has resulted in the molecular design, engineering development and commercialization of advanced microsystems for trauma management and wound healing. Tony is well-known for his work on supramolecular recognition at abio-bio interfaces and on biomimetic microsystems. A Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Tony currently leads a multi-university, multi-disciplinary faculty cluster in the development of industrial applications of organic and bioelectronics.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is based in London and is a learned society formed by Royal Charter. It is the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, the RSC’s activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public.

Congratulations to Tony on this recognition of his exceptional contributions in the chemical sciences.

Submit your bioengineering work to Professor Guiseppi-Elie’s Editorial Office.

Check out Prof. Guiseppi-Elie’s recent welcome article in Bioengineering and perspective article in Advanced Healthcare Materials.

Editorial: Welcome to Bioengineering: A New Open-Access Journal by Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Bioengineering 2014, 1(1), 18-21; doi:10.3390/bioengineering1010018

Bioresponsive Hydrogels by A. Nolan Wilson and Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Advanced Healthcare Materials 2013, 2(4), 520–532, doi: 10.1002/adhm.201200332

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10 October 2014
Improvements for Browsing Journal Content Implemented

We have implemented several minor changes to support users browsing and discovering content on www.mdpi.com. Readers will notice new buttons on the right and left side of each article and issue page. These buttons facilitate navigation through an issue or volume. Related articles from our journals and other publishers are displayed on the abstract page of our Web of Science and PubMed covered journals. Further, keywords on article pages are now linked for a convenient search across all MDPI journals.

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16 September 2014
Three More Journals in SCIE: Nanomaterials (ISSN 2076-4991), Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X) and Metals (ISSN 2075-4701)

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We are pleased to announce that three more MDPI journals have been accepted for indexing in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE).

The coverage of all three journals will start with their respective first volume 1(1), 2011. All papers which have been published in these journals will therefore be available in Web of Science soon.

Please check the Web of Science Master Journal List for more information regarding the coverage of Nanomaterials, Minerals and Metals

The Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Web of Science are Thomson Reuters' products.

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10 September 2014
MDPI and the Journal Challenges Sponsored a Prize for the Best Chemoinfortics Tool

Recently MDPI and the journal Challenges hold a contest to identify the best open source chemoinformatics tool. Three projects were awarded prizes: "jsGraphs and jsNMR – Advanced Scientific Charting" (http://jsgraph.org/ and http://github.com/NPellet/jsNMR), "ChEMBL Beaker: A lightweight web framework providing robust and extensible cheminformatics services" (https://github.com/mnowotka/chembl_beaker); and "myChEMBL: a virtual machine implementation of open data and cheminformatics tools" (https://github.com/chembl/mychembl).

For the full annoucement, see http://www.mdpi.com/about/announcements/641.

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1 September 2014
Entropy's 2013 Impact Factor - Announcement by the Editors

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The editors of the journal Entropy are delighted by the news of the 2013 impact factor increase. We have worked hard to make Entropy a respectable science journal by maintaining rigorous acceptance criteria, initiating interesting and relevant special issues, supporting conferences focused on entropy and information, and focusing on higher-quality papers aimed directly at the theory and application of entropy and information.

However, we recognize that the success of Entropy is also due in part to the fact that the scientific community is becoming more aware of the role that entropy and information play in science, as well as how to use these concepts in a wide variety of applications. Once an obscure concept relevant only to thermodynamics, entropy has expanded as a result of its general utility in terms of rational reasoning and inference. As such, this trend will continue as more and more scientists become aware of and better understand the role of entropy and information in science. We at Entropy are proud to have contributed to these advancements, and look forward to our role as a leading journal in this rapidly growing field.

Kevin H. Knuth (Editor-in-Chief)
Peter Harremoës (Associate Editor)
Narayana Prasad Santhanam (Associate Editor)

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28 August 2014
Unofficial Impact Factor for Catalysts

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Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344) was recently added to the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE). All papers published in Catalysts since volume 1(1) are now covered by the SCIE. Hence, an unofficial Impact Factor can be calculated based on the SCIE data. The unofficial Impact Factor for Catalysts for 2013 is 1.756. Catalysts published 41 articles (excl. editorial material) in 2011-2012 that were cited 72 times by other SCIE-journals in 2013. The first official Impact Factor for Catalysts will be published in June 2015, and calculated with citations from 2014 to articles published in 2012-2013.

Please note our previous announcement including details regarding the coverage of Catalysts by the SCIE.

 

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21 August 2014
Sensors' 2013 Impact Factor - Announcement by the Editors-in-Chief

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The impact factor of an academic journal is a statistical measure reflecting the mean number of citations to articles recently published in that journal. This number is a good indication for the relative importance and quality of a journal within its scope such as Sensors.

Journals with relatively high impact factors of more than about one in the sensor and sensor network fields are often seen as established research outlets. Journals with more than 2 are definitely ranked as the leading ones.

The new impact factor for Sensors in 2014 is 2.048. The 5-Year Journal Impact factor is even higher with 2.457. The previous impact factor in 2013 was 1.953. This is an increase of more than 4.86%, indicating the growing importance and quality of papers that are being published in Sensors. Moreover, Sensors can now be ranked to the leading journals in our field, as it is highly cited by the international community of researchers and practitioners working as sensor and scientists.

Vittorio M.N. Passaro, Leonhard M. Reindl, Assefa M. Melesse, Rudolf Seitz, Alexander Star

Editors-in-Chief of Sensors

 

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6 August 2014
Nutrients' 2013 Impact Factor - Thank you message for all contributors and readers by the Editors-in-Chief

Nutrients is pleased to announce that its new impact factor for 2014 is 3.148. This impact factor ranks Nutrients as 23rd out of 78 journals that are presently published in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics, placing it in the second quartile of journals in the field. This is a significant achievement given the journal was only launched in 2009, and first added to scientific indexing databases in 2011. Nutrients received its first impact factor of 0.676 in 2012; this increased to 2.072 in 2013, and has now increased again to reach 3.148.

The increasing impact factor has resulted in an increasing number of submissions to Nutrients, with almost 600 submissions being received in 2013. While Nutrients is an open-access, on-line journal and is therefore not restricted in the number of papers it can publish per year, we aim to publish only high quality papers after rigorous peer-review and, to this aim, our rejection rate now exceeds 50% of submissions. This decision to publish only quality research papers has no doubt contributed to the rapid increase in the journals impact factor and the rapidly growing reputation of Nutrients as an important journal in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics research.

In addition to its growing reputation and increasing impact factor, the number of published articles being accessed on-line has also grown in recent years, with more than 70,000 full papers being accessed in 2013. This demonstrates the substantial contribution that Nutrients now makes to keeping the research community informed of some of the most recent and exciting developments in Nutrition and Dietetics research and to advancing knowledge in the field.

The Editors-in-Chief are very grateful to our Editorial Board members and to the staff of the publisher of Nutrients (MDPI) for their significant efforts in the five years since Nutrients was launched. Without these efforts, Nutrients would not be experiencing its current level of success, nor would it be having such immediate impact in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics research. We also thank our contributors for their interest in the journal and encourage them to keep submitting their best work to Nutrients, confident that it will be widely read and cited. We encourage professional societies to affiliate with Nutrients and we will be announcing special discounts in the near future for members of affiliated societies and institutions. We look forward to working with all concerned to further build the reputation of Nutrients into the future.

Jon Buckley and Peter Howe

Joint Editors-in-Chief of Nutrients

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5 August 2014
Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications (ISSN 2076-2615) Accepted for Coverage in SciVerse Scopus

We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications (ISSN 2079-9268) has been accepted for indexing in SciVerse Scopus, published by Elesvier B.V. SciVerse Scopus is the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources.

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30 June 2014
Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X) now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Citations of papers published in the journal Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X) are now searchable in PubMed. Further, the full-text versions of the papers are archived in PubMed Central.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals in PubMed Central, and online books. It is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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27 June 2014
Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375) now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Citations of papers published in the journal Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375) are now searchable in PubMed. Further, the full-text versions of the papers are archived in PubMed Central.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals in PubMed Central, and online books. It is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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27 June 2014
Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425) now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Citations of papers published in the journal Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425) are now searchable in PubMed. Further, the full-text versions of the papers are archived in PubMed Central.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals in PubMed Central, and online books. It is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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26 June 2014
Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989) now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Citations of papers published in the journal Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989) are now searchable in PubMed. Further, the full-text versions of the papers are archived in PubMed Central.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals in PubMed Central, and online books. It is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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25 June 2014
Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983) now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Citations of papers published in the Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983) are now searchable in PubMed. Further, the full-text versions of the papers are archived in PubMed Central.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals in PubMed Central, and online books. It is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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20 June 2014
Nominations Open for the Viruses Awards 2015

We are pleased to announce the initiation of the annual Viruses Awards. Two prizes for excellence in virology research will be awarded in 2015:

1. Junior Investigator in Virology - an early-career achievement award. This CHF 2,000/ USD 2,200/ EUR 1,700 prize will be awarded to a young researcher (age 40 and under) who has made significant, high-impact contributions to virology research.

2. Two Travel Awards for postdocs or PhD students of CHF1,000/USD 1,120/EUR 850 to attend virology conferences.

Please send your nominations and applications for these awards to Viruses Editorial Office at viruses@mdpi.com by 30 September 2014. For additional details, please refer to the following link.

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12 June 2014
Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344) Accepted for Coverage in SciVerse Scopus

We are pleased to announce that the journal Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344) was recently selected to be included in SciVerse Scopus. Citations are expected to be available in Scopus within three to four months.

SciVerse Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and is published by Elsevier B.V. This means that the research you publish with Catalysts will be more visible than ever. Catalysts is an open access journal which provides an advanced forum for publishing novel research results related to catalysts and catalyzed reactions.

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21 May 2014
Special Issue "Dynamical Systems" - Now Available in Book Format

The Entropy special issue "Dynamical Systems", guest edited by J. A. Tenreiro Machado is now available in book format. The book contains all 34 papers available on the special issue website.

To order your copy, please contact the editorial staff at books@mdpi.com. One copy, hardcover, 552 pages, 170x240mm premium format, full color is CHF56 + shipping from Switzerland (Economy: CHF30/Europe; CHF38/International or Priority: CHF38/Europe; CHF50/ International).

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16 May 2014
OASPA Confirms MDPI's Membership Following a Detailed Investigation

The OASPA Membership Committee has carried out a detailed investigation following recent claims that questioned the integrity of MDPI as an open access publisher. Based on the findings of the investigation, OASPA feels "satisfied that MDPI continue to meet the OASPA Membership Criteria". OASPA carefully reviewed correspondence and other relevant documents from MDPI. More details are available at the OASPA blog.

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15 May 2014
IJERPH - Exhibiting at the APHA 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition, New Orleans, USA, 15-19 November 2014

IJERPH will exhibit at the APHA 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition, New Orleans, USA, 15-19 November 2014. We would be pleased to welcome you at our booth (#1646, publishers row).

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28 April 2014
Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352) Accepted for Coverage in SciVerse Scopus

We are pleased to announce that Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352) was recently selected to be included in SciVerse Scopus.

SciVerse Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and is published by Elsevier B.V. This means that the research you publish with Crystals is now more visible than ever. Crystals is an open access journal that covers all aspects of crystalline material research, publishing reviews, regular research articles, and short communications.

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11 March 2014
Biology (ISSN 2079-7737) Accepted for Coverage in SciVerse Scopus

We are pleased to announce that Biology (ISSN 2079-7737) was recently selected to be included in SciVerse Scopus.

SciVerse Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and is published by Elsevier B.V. This means that the research you publish with Biology is now more visible than ever. Biology is an international open access journal of biological sciences. It publishes reviews, research papers and communications in all areas of biology and at the interface of related disciplines.

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17 February 2014
Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304) Accepted for Coverage in CAS - Chemical Abstracts (ACS)

We are pleased to announce that Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304) was recently selected to be included in CAS - Chemical Abstracts, published by the American Chemical Society.

CAS is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed chemical literature. This means that the research you publish with Toxics is now more visible than ever and will be available through SciFinder. Toxics, which was launched in 2013, provides an advanced forum for studies related to all aspects of toxics. It publishes reviews, regular research papers and short communications.

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17 February 2014
Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439) Accepted for Coverage in CAS - Chemical Abstracts (ACS)

We are pleased to announce that Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439) was recently selected to be included in CAS - Chemical Abstracts, published by the American Chemical Society.

CAS is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed chemical literature. This means that the research you publish with Fibers is now more visible than ever and will be available through SciFinder. Fibers, which was launched in 2013, publishes reviews, research articles, communications and short notes on the materials science and all other empirical and theoretical studies of fibers, providing a forum for integrating fiber research across many disciplines.

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12 February 2014
International Journal of Financial Studies (ISSN 2227-7072) Accepted for Coverage in EconLit

We are pleased to announce that the International Journal of Financial Studies (ISSN 2227-7072) was recently selected to be included in EconLit, published by the American Economic Association.

Econlit is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed economics literature. This means that the research you publish with the International Journal of Financial Studies is now more visible than ever. The International Journal of Financial Studies, which was launched in 2013, publishes reviews, research articles, communications and short notes on the financial market, instruments, policy and management research.

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12 February 2014
Econometrics (ISSN 2225-1146) Accepted for Coverage in EconLit

We are pleased to announce that Econometrics (ISSN 2225-1146) was recently selected to be included in EconLit, published by the American Economic Association.

Econlit is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed economics literature. This means that the research you publish with Econometrics is now more visible than ever. Econometrics, which was launched in 2013, publishes reviews, research articles, communications and short notes on econometric modelling and forecasting, as well as on new advances in econometrics theory.

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10 February 2014
Sensors Best Paper Award 2014

In 2011 Sensors started to award an annual price to recognize outstanding papers related to sensing technologies and applications published in Sensors. This year, nominations were made by the Section Editor-in-Chiefs of Sensors from among all the papers published in 2010.

Article Award

1st prize: Heather K. Hunt, Carol Soteropulos and Andrea M. Armani
Bioconjugation Strategies for Microtoroidal Optical Resonators

2nd prize: Christian H. Schwalb, Christina Grimm, Markus Baranowski, Roland Sachser, Fabrizio Porrati, Heiko Reith, Pintu Das, Jens Müller, Friedemann Völklein, Alexander Kaya and Michael Huth
A Tunable Strain Sensor Using Nanogranular Metals

3rd prize: Rozalia Orghici, Peter Lützow, Jörg Burgmeier, Jan Koch, Helmut Heidrich, Wolfgang Schade, Nina Welschoff and Siegfried Waldvogel
A Microring Resonator Sensor for Sensitive Detection of 1,3,5-Trinitrotoluene (TNT)

4th prize: Andrea Mannini and Angelo Maria Sabatini
Machine Learning Methods for Classifying Human Physical Activity from On-Body Accelerometers

5th prize: Martin Nirschl, Arto Rantala, Kari Tukkiniemi, Sanna Auer, Ann-Charlotte Hellgren, Dana Pitzer, Matthias Schreiter and Inger Vikholm-Lundin
CMOS-Integrated Film Bulk Acoustic Resonators for Label-Free Biosensing

 

Review Award

1st prize: Eun-Hyung Yoo and Soo-Youn Lee
Glucose Biosensors: An Overview of Use in Clinical Practice

2nd prize: Yoshikazu Kobayashi, Masaaki Habara, Hidekazu Ikezazki, Ronggang Chen, Yoshinobu Naito and Kiyoshi Toko
Advanced Taste Sensors Based on Artificial Lipids with Global Selectivity to Basic Taste Qualities and High Correlation to Sensory Scores

3rd prize: George F. Fine, Leon M. Cavanagh, Ayo Afonja and Russell Binions
Metal Oxide Semi-Conductor Gas Sensors in Environmental Monitoring

 

For more details, please refer to the Sensors Best Paper Award 2014 Editorial.

Earlier Editions of the Award:

Sensors Best Paper Award 2011
Sensors Best Paper Award 2012
Sensors Best Paper Award 2013

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10 February 2014
Entropy Best Paper Award 2014

In 2013 Entropy started to award an annual price to recognize outstanding papers in the area of entropy and information studies published in Entropy. We are pleased to announce the second “Entropy Best Paper Award” for 2014. The winners were chosen by the Editor-in-Chief and selected editorial board members from among all the papers published in 2010.

Article Award

1st prize: Alexander N. Gorban, Pavel A. Gorban and George Judge, Entropy: The Markov Ordering Approach

2nd prize: Andrzej Cichocki and Shun-ichi Amari, Families of Alpha- Beta- and Gamma- Divergences: Flexible and Robust Measures of Similarities

Review Award

1st prize: Katherine L. Brown, William J. Munro and Vivien M. Kendon, Using Quantum Computers for Quantum Simulation

 

For more details, please refer to the Entropy Best Paper Award 2014 Editorial.

Earlier Editions of the Award:

Entropy Best Paper Award 2013

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24 January 2014
Polymers Best Paper Award 2014

Polymers is instituting an annual award to recognize outstanding papers in the area of polymer science published in Polymers. We are pleased to announce the first “Polymers Best Paper Award” for 2014. Nominations were selected by the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board members of Polymers from all papers published in 2010.

Article Award

1st prize: Yuk-Hong Ting, Chi-Chun Liu, Sang-Min Park, Hongquan Jiang, Paul F. Nealey and Amy E. Wendt
Surface Roughening of Polystyrene and Poly(methyl methacrylate) in Ar/O2 Plasma Etching

2nd prize: Mariano Pracella, Md. Minhaz-Ul Haque and Vera Alvarez
Functionalization, Compatibilization and Properties of Polyolefin Composites with Natural Fibers

Review Award

1st prize: Gilberto Siqueira, Julien Bras and Alain Dufresne
Cellulosic Bionanocomposites: A Review of Preparation, Properties and Applications

For more details, please refer to the Polymers Best Paper Award 2014 Editorial.

 

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24 January 2014
Remote Sensing Best Paper Award 2014

In 2013 Remote Sensing started to award an annual price to recognize the most outstanding papers in the area of remote sensing techniques, design and applications published in Remote Sensing. We are pleased to announce the second “Remote Sensing Best Paper Award” for 2014. Nominations were selected by the Editor-in-Chief and selected editorial board members from among all the papers published in the year 2010.

Article Award

1st prize: E. Raymond Hunt Jr., W. Dean Hively, Stephen J. Fujikawa, David S. Linden, Craig S. T. Daughtry and Greg W. McCarty
Acquisition of NIR-Green-Blue Digital Photographs from Unmanned Aircraft for Crop Monitoring

2nd prize: Bernardo Friedrich Theodor Rudorff, Daniel Alves Aguiar, Wagner Fernando Silva, Luciana Miura Sugawara, Marcos Adami and Mauricio Alves Moreira
Studies on the Rapid Expansion of Sugarcane for Ethanol Production in São Paulo State (Brazil) Using Landsat Data

Review Award

1st prize: Xuelian Meng, Nate Currit and Kaiguang Zhao
Ground Filtering Algorithms for Airborne LiDAR Data: A Review of Critical Issues

 

For more details, please refer to the Remote Sensing Best Paper Award 2014 Editorial.

Earlier Editions of the Award
Remote Sensing Best Paper Award 2013

 

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24 January 2014
IJERPH Best Paper Award 2014

In 2013 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health started to award an annual price to recognize outstanding papers related to environmental health sciences and public health that meet the aims, scope and high standards of this journal. We are pleased to announce the second “IJERPH Best Paper Award” for 2014. Nominations were solicited from the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board members, with all papers published in 2010 eligible for consideration.

Article Award

1st prize: Mai A. Elobeid, Miguel A. Padilla, David W. Brock, Douglas M. Ruden and David B. Allison
Endocrine Disruptors and Obesity: An Examination of Selected Persistent Organic Pollutants in the NHANES 1999–2002 Data

2nd prize: Timothy C. Durazzo, Dieter J. Meyerhoff and Sara Jo Nixon
Chronic Cigarette Smoking: Implications for Neurocognition and Brain Neurobiology

3rd prize: Howard C. Chang, Jingwen Zhou and Montserrat Fuentes
Impact of Climate Change on Ambient Ozone Level and Mortality in Southeastern United States

 

Review Award

1st prize: Laura M. Plum, Lothar Rink and Hajo Hasse
The Essential Toxin: Impact of Zinc on Human Health

2nd prize: Barry Bogin and Maria Ines Varela-Silva
Leg Length, Body Proportion, and Health: A Review with a Note on Beauty

 

For more details, please refer to the IJERPH Best Paper Award 2014 Editorial.

Earlier Edition of the Award:
IJERPH Best Paper Award 2013

 

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24 January 2014
IJMS Best Paper Award 2014

In 2012 International Journal of Molecular Sciences started to award an annual price to recognize outstanding papers related to chemistry, molecular physics and molecular biology that meet the high standards of this journal. We are pleased to announce the third “IJMS Best Paper Award” for 2014. Nominations were made by the Section Editors-in-Chief of IJMS from all papers published in 2010.

Article Award

1st prize: Parul Vatsa, Lisa Sanchez, Christophe Clement, Fabienne Baillieul and Stephan Dorey
Rhamnolipid Biosurfactants as New Players in Animal and Plant Defense against Microbes

2nd prize: Junko Okuda-Shimazaki, Saiko Takaku, Koki Kanehira, Shuji Sonezaki and Akiyohshi Taniguchi
Effects of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticle Aggregate Size on Gene Expression

3rd prize: Giuseppe Calogero, Gaetano Di Marco, Silvia Cazzanti, Stefano Caramori, Roberto Argazzi, Aldo Di Carlo and Carlo Alberto Bignozzi
Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Using Red Turnip and Purple Wild Sicilian Prickly Pear Fruits

 

Review Award

1st prize: Kati Hanhineva, Riitta Törrönen, Isabel Bondia-Pons, Jenna Pekkinen, Marjukka Kolehmainen, Hannu Mykkänen and Kaisa Poutanen
Impact of Dietary Polyphenols on Carbohydrate Metabolism

1st prize: Sonia De Pascual-Teresa, Diego A. Moreno and Cristina García-Viguera
Flavanols and Anthocyanins in Cardiovascular Health: A Review of Current Evidence

 

For more details, please refer to the IJMS Best Paper Award 2014 Editorial.

 

Earlier Editions of the Award

IJMS Best Paper Award 2012
IJMS Best Paper Award 2013

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24 January 2014
Molecules Best Paper Award 2014

In 2012 Molecules started to award an annual price to recognize outstanding papers related to synthetic organic chemistry and natural product chemistry that meet the high standards of this journal. We are pleased to announce the third “Molecules Best Paper Award” for 2014. The winners were chosen by the Editor-in-Chief and selected editorial board members from among all the papers published in 2010.

Article Award

1st prize: Marco Felici, Pablo Contreras-Carballada, Jan M. M. Smits, Roeland J. M. Nolte,René M. Williams, Luisa De Cola and Martin C. Feiters
Cationic Heteroleptic Cyclometalated IridiumIII Complexes Containing Phenyl-Triazole and Triazole-Pyridine Clicked Ligands

2nd prize: Ahmad Asadinezhad, Igor Novák, Marián Lehocký, František Bílek, Alenka Vesel, Ita Junkar, Petr Sáha and Anton Popelka
Polysaccharides Coatings on Medical-Grade PVC: A Probe into Surface Characteristics and the Extent of Bacterial Adhesion

3rd prize: Marina Soković, Jasmina Glamočlija, Petar D. Marin, Dejan Brkić and Leo J. L. D. van Griensven
Antibacterial Effects of the Essential Oils of Commonly Consumed Medicinal Herbs Using an In Vitro Model

 

Review Award

1st prize: Paul M. O’Neill, Victoria E. Barton and Stephen A. Ward
The Molecular Mechanism of Action of Artemisinin—The Debate Continues

2nd prize: Jin Dai and Russell J. Mumper
Plant Phenolics: Extraction, Analysis and Their Antioxidant and Anticancer Properties

For more details, please refer to the Molecules Best Paper Award 2014 Editorial.

 

Earlier Editions of the Award

Molecules Best Paper Award 2012
Molecules Best Paper Award 2013

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8 January 2014
MDPI Expanding the List of Journal Titles in 2014

The following journals are scheduled to release their inaugural issues within 2014.

Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/aerospace

Beverages (ISSN 2306-5710)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/beverages

Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/bioengineering

Children (ISSN 2227-9067)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/children

Chromatography (ISSN 2227-9075)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/chromatography

Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/cosmetics

Environments (ISSN 2067-3298)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/environments

Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/fungi

Hydrology (ISSN 2306-5338)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/hydrology

Informatics (ISSN 2227-9709)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/Informatics

International Journal of Biogeography
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijbg

Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease (ISSN 2308-3425)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/jcdd

Journal of Physical and Chemical Gels (ISSN 2310-2861)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/jpcg

Languages (ISSN 2226-471X)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/languages

Logistics (ISSN 2305-6290)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/logistics

Medicines (ISSN 2305-6320)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/medicines

Optics (ISSN 2304-6732)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/optics

Transducers (ISSN 2075-4655)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/transducers

Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/vetsci

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31 December 2013
Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994) Accepted for Coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)

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We are pleased to announce that Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994) has been accepted for indexing in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences according to a letter that we received from Thomson Reuters on 17 December 2013. The coverage will start with volume 1(1), 2009. Symmetry will therefore be available in Web of Science soon.

Symmetry is a journal covering research on symmetry phenomena wherever they occur in mathematical and scientific studies, including physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science and other disciplines.

The Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Web of Science are Thomson Reuters' products.

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5 December 2013
Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923) Now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Citations of papers published in Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923) are now searchable in PubMed. Further, the full-text versions of the papers are deposited into PubMed Central.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals in PubMed Central, and online books. It is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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5 December 2013
MDPI Publishes Statement on Controversial Articles

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29 November 2013
Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247) Now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Citations of papers published in Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247) are now searchable in PubMed. Further, the full-text versions of the papers are deposited into PubMed Central.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals in PubMed Central, and online books. It is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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27 November 2013
Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694) Now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Citations of papers published in Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694) are now searchable in PubMed. Further, the full-text versions of the papers are deposited into PubMed Central.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals in PubMed Central, and online books. It is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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26 November 2013
Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263) Accepted for Coverage in SciVerse Scopus

We are pleased to announce that Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263) was recently selected to be included in SciVerse Scopus.

SciVerse Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and is published by Elsevier B.V. This means that the research you publish with Geosciences is now more visible than ever. Geosciences is an international, open access journal, which publishes research papers, short communications and review articles about all interdisciplinary aspects of the Earth and Planetary Sciences. This comprises the solid earth, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and the biosphere, as well as related issues of planetary and space sciences.

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26 November 2013
Games (ISSN 2073-4336) Accepted for Coverage in SciVerse Scopus

We are pleased to announce that Games (ISSN 2073-4336) was recently selected to be included in SciVerse Scopus.

SciVerse Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and is published by Elsevier B.V. This means that the research you publish with Games is now more visible than ever. Games, which was launched in 2010, provides an advanced forum for studies related to strategic interaction, game theory and its application, and decision making.

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15 November 2013
New Book Received: Creating the Human Past: An Epistemology of Pleistocene Archaeology. By Robert G. Bednarik, Archaeopress, 2013, Price £14.95, ISBN 978 1 905 73963 9

This book examines systematically both the theoretical and practical issues that have characterized the discipline over the past two centuries. Some of the historically most consequential mistakes in archaeology are dissected and explained, together with the effects of the related controversies. The theoretical basis of the discipline is deliberated in some detail, leading to the diagnosis that there are in fact numerous archaeologies, all with different notions of commensurability, ideologies, and purposes. Their various perspectives of what archaeology is and does are considered and the range of views of the human past is illuminated in this book. How humans became what they are today is of profound importance to understanding ourselves, both as a species and individually. Our psychology, cognition, diseases, intellect, communication forms, physiology, predispositions, ideologies, culture, genetics, behavior, and, perhaps most importantly, our reality constructs are all the result of our evolutionary history. Therefore the models archaeology—especially Pleistocene archaeology—creates of our past are not just narratives of what happened in human history; they are fundamental to every aspect of our existence.

http://www.archaeopress.com/ArchaeopressShop/Public/defaultAll.asp?QuickSearch=9781905739639

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16 September 2013
Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050) Accepted for Coverage in Web of Science

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We are pleased to announce that Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050) has been accepted for indexing in both, the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Sustainability will therefore be available in Web of Science soon.

This means that the research you publish with Sustainability is now more visible than ever. Sustainability is an international and cross-disciplinary journal of environmental, cultural, economic and social sustainability of human beings, and provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development.

The Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Web of Science are Thomson Reuters' products.

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