Latest Announcements from MDPI

25 July 2014
Institutional Membership with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW

We are pleased to announce that the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW has joined MDPI's institutional membership program:

Primary authors from the FHNW will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 August 2014.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

25 July 2014
New Editor-in-Chief of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387)

We are pleased to announce Dr. Joseph Roberts as the new Editor-in-Chief of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387). Having already served as a Guest Editor for the journal, he is familiar with the journal and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, particularly in the fields of small business and entrepreneurship. We look forward to his contribution and leadership of the journal. Administrative Sciences in an open access journal on the science of administration published by MDPI. It covers topics such as organization theory, strategic management, and public administration as well as interdisciplinary research in related fields such as business, economics, and sociology. Further details can be found at the journal website.

21 July 2014
Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344) Accepted for Coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)

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We are pleased to announce that Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344) has been accepted for indexing in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE). The coverage will start with volume 1(1), 2011. Catalysts will therefore be available in Web of Science soon.

Catalysts is an international open access journal of catalysts and catalyzed reactions. The journal publishes reviews, regular research papers (articles) and short communications.

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

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16 July 2014
Entropy - Official Sponsor of MaxEnt 2014, Amboise, France, 21-26 September 2014

Entropy is sponsoring MaxEnt 2014, the 34th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering. The meeting will be held in Amboise, France from 21 to 26 September 2014.

16 July 2014
IJMS - Official Sponsor of the Gordon Research Conference on Human Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Disease, Easton, MA, USA, 3-8 August 2014

IJMS is sponsoring the Gordon Research Conference on Human Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Disease. The meeting will be held in Easton, MA, USA from 3 to 8 August 2014.

The conference will bring together people that work on diverse experimental and computational aspects related to inferring and analyzing the effect of human mutations on protein function and their role in causing cancer and rare diseases. The topic of this conference, which has not been addressed in previous Gordon meetings, will attract researchers for essential discussions and exchanging ideas.

16 July 2014
Molecules - Exhibiting at EFMC-ISMC 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, 7-11 September 2014

Molecules will exhibit at EFMC-ISMC 2014, the 23rd International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal from 7-11 September 2014. We would be pleased to meet you at our exhibition booth (#24).

16 July 2014
IJMS - Official Sponsor of the 2014 ENPER meeting, Lecce, Italy, 8-11 September 2014

IJMS is sponsoring the 17th ENPER meeting, the annual meeting of the European Network for Plant Endomembrane Research, an informal group of plant scientists dedicated to the study of endomembranes and traffic. The meeting will be held in Lecce, Italy from 8 to 11 September 2014.

16 July 2014
Sustainability - Exhibiting at Ecochem 2014, Basel, Switzerland, 11-13 November 2014

Sustainability will exhibit at Ecochem 2014, the global sustainable chemistry & engineering event, to be held in Basel, Switzerland from 11-13 November 2014. We would be pleased to meet you at our exhibition booth.

16 July 2014
Polymers - Official Sponsor of CompMat 2014, Whitehaven, UK, 8-9 September 2014

Polymers is sponsoring CompMat 2014, the International Symposium on Computational Condensed Matter: Advances and Challenges. The meeting will be held in Whitehaven, UK from 8 to 9 September 2014.

16 July 2014
IJMS - Official Sponsor of the 25th tRNA Conference, Kyllini, Greece, 21-25 September 2014

IJMS is sponsoring the 25th tRNA Conference, to be held in Kyllini, Greece from 21 to 25 September 2014.

 

4 July 2014
Institutional Membership with the University of Stuttgart

We are pleased to announce that the University of Stuttgart, Germany has joined MDPI's institutional membership program:

Primary authors from the University of Stuttgart will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 July 2014.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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.

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.

6 June 2014
Institutional Memberships with Helmholtz Research Centers

With almost 36,000 staff in 18 research centers, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has been an institutional member with MDPI since March 2014. We are pleased to announce that seven further Helmholtz research centers have now joined MDPI's institutional membership program:

Primary authors from the participating research centers will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 June 2014.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

 

26 May 2014
Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications (ISSN 2079-9268) Accepted for Coverage in SciVerse Scopus

We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications (ISSN 2079-9268) 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 the Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications is now more visible than ever. The Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications is an open access journal which provides an advanced forum for the studies of electronics for low power applications with a special emphasize on ultralow power bio-medical applications, publishing reviews, regular research articles, and short communications.

23 May 2014
Water - Exhibiting at the IWA World Water Congress 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, 21-26 September 2014

Water will exhibit at the 2014 IWA World Water Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, 21-26 September 2014. We would be pleased to meet you at our booth (#109).

23 May 2014
Forests - Official Sponsor of IUFRO 2014, Salt Lake City, USA, 5 - 11 October 2014

Forests is sponsoring the 2014 IUFRO World Congress to be held in Salt Lake City, USA from 5 to 11 October 2014.

IUFRO is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees.

21 May 2014
Challenges sponsoring the 9th Workshop in Chemical Information at the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, 12 September 2014

The journal Challenges and MDPI will be sponsoring a prize of 2’000 CHF (Swiss Francs) for the winner of a contest aiming at identifying the best open source cheminformatic tool of the year. To enter the competition, the authors of such tools are invited to make the source code of their tool openly available (for instance using GitHub) and send a 1–2 pages description of the tool by e-mail to Dr. Luc Patiny (luc.patiny@epfl.ch).

The short description papers will be published in the journal Challenges after editorial review. The winner of the contest will be invited to present his/her tool at the 9th Workshop in Chemical Information at the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland on 12 September 2014 (see the preliminary program here), where the prize will also be awarded. We are looking forward to the response and tools submitted to this first contest!

For more information on contests supported by MDPI read the latest post on the MDPI Blog.

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).

19 May 2014
Biology (ISSN 2079-7737) now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Citations of papers published in Biology (ISSN 2079-7737) 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).

16 May 2014
Introducing Open Peer-Review to the Journal Life

The journal Life has introduced an option for referees and authors to publish the review comments along with accepted papers. For more information, see our blog.

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.

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).

 

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.

31 March 2014
Viruses - Official Sponsor of the EMBO Conference: Viruses of Microbes, Zurich, Switzerland, 14-18 July 2014

Viruses is an official sponsor of the EMBO conference Viruses of Microbes: Structure and Function, from Molecules to Communities, Zurich, Switzerland, 14-18 July 2014. We would be pleased to welcome you at our exhibition booth.

EMBO conference - Viruses of Microbes: Structure and Function, from Molecules to Communities, Zurich, Switzerland, 14-18 July 2014

31 March 2014
Micromachines - Official Sponsor of the 2nd International Conference on Microfluidic Handling Systems - MFHS2014, Freiburg, Germany, 8-10 October 2014

Micromachines is an official sponsor of the 2nd International Conference on Microfluidic Handling Systems - MFHS2014, Freiburg, Germany, 8-10 October 2014. We would be pleased to welcome you at our exhibition booth.

2nd International Conference on Microfluidic Handling Systems MFHS2014, Freiburg, Germany, 8-10 October 2014

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

13 January 2014
New Book Received: The Intelligent Web, Search, smart algorithms, and big data. By Gautam Shroff, Oxford University Press, 2013; 320 Pages. Price £20.00, ISBN 978-0-19-964671-5

As we use the Web for social networking, shopping, and news, we leave a personal trail. These days, linger over a Web page selling lamps, and they will turn up at the advertising margins as you move around the Internet, reminding you, tempting you to make that purchase. Search engines such as Google can now look deep into the data on the Web to pull out instances of the words you are looking for. And there are pages that collect and assess information to give you a snapshot of changing political opinion. These are just basic examples of the growth of "Web intelligence", as increasingly sophisticated algorithms operate on the vast and growing amount of data on the Web, sifting, selecting, comparing, aggregating, correcting; following simple but powerful rules to decide what matters. While original optimism for Artificial Intelligence declined, this new kind of machine intelligence is emerging as the Web grows ever larger and more interconnected.

http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199646715.do

13 January 2014
New Book Received: Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting. By Hans-Joachim Lewerenz, Laurie Peter, RSC Publishing, 2013; 468 Pages. Price £139.99, ISBN 978-1-84973-647-3

There has been a resurgence of interest in light-induced water splitting as the search for storable carbon neutral energy becomes more urgent. Although the history of the basic idea dates back more than four decades, efficient, economical and stable integrated devices have yet to be realized. In the continuing quest for such devices, the field of photoelectrochemistry is entering a new phase where the extraordinary interdisciplinary of the research and development efforts are opening new avenues. This aspect of current research effort is reflected in the chapters of this book, which encompass present thinking in the various disciplines such as materials science, photo-electrochemistry and interfaces that can contribute to realization of viable solar fuel generators. This book presents a blend of the background science and recent advances in the field of photoelectrochemical water splitting, and includes aspects that point towards medium to long term future realization. The content of the book goes beyond the more traditional approaches to the subject by including topics such as novel excitation energy processes that have only been realized so far in advanced photonics. The comprehensive overview of current activities and development horizons provided by the impressive collection of internationally renowned authors therefore represents a unique reflection of current thinking regarding water splitting by light.

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/eBook/978-1-84973-647-3#!divbookcontent

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

Journal of Physical and Chemical Gels (ISSN 2310-2861)
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Languages (ISSN 2226-471X)
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Logistics (ISSN 2305-6290)
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Medicines (ISSN 2305-6320)
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Optics (ISSN 2304-6732)
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Transducers (ISSN 2075-4655)
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Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381)
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/vetsci

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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11 December 2013
New Book Received: His Hiding Place Is Darkness: A Hindu-Catholic Theopoetics of Divine Absence. By Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Stanford University Press, 2013; 208 Pages. Price $85.00, ISBN 978-0-80477-680-6

His Hiding Place is Darkness explores the uncertainties of faith and love in a pluralistic age. In keeping with his conviction that studying multiple religious traditions intensifies rather than attenuates religious devotion, Francis Clooney's latest work of comparative theology seeks a way beyond today's religious and interreligious uncertainty by pairing a fresh reading of the absence of the beloved in the Biblical Song of Songs with a pioneering study of the same theme in the Holy Word of Mouth (9th century CE), a classic of Hindu mystical poetry rarely studied in the West.

http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=21453

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).

5 December 2013
MDPI Publishes Statement on Controversial Articles
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).

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).

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.

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.

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?series=Other+Books

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.

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