About J


J (ISSN 2571-8800) is an international, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, open access journal, which provides an advanced forum for high-quality original research across the entire range of natural, applied, social, and formal sciences. J is dedicated to publishing all types of research outputs, including negative and confirmatory results in all disciplines and to make these results available to the relevant scientific communities shortly after peer-review. Our goal is to improve fast dissemination of new research results and ideas, and to allow research groups to build new studies, innovations and knowledge without delay. Manuscripts submitted to J will undergo basic editorial checks (including for plagiarism) by an in-house editor before being sent for peer-review. Reviewers will be asked to evaluate only the soundness of the research approach, to detect the presence of any major flaws, and to make a recommendation regarding publication. They can choose between acceptance, minor revision or rejection, but only according to the validity of the scientific content. The significance of the contributions will be assessed by the appropriate scientific community at large, not by the two reviewers or the academic editor. We encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible so there is no restriction on the length of the papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Electronic files and software providing supportive details of calculations or experimental procedures can also be deposited as supplementary electronic material.


This journal seeks and encourages submissions of research works related to all disciplines within natural, applied, social, and formal sciences. The scope of J covers fundamental research through to applications, whether within or between disciplines. The category of J includes:

  • Biology & Life Sciences
  • Business & Economics
  • Chemistry & Materials Science
  • Computer Science & Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Environmental & Earth Sciences
  • Medicine & Pharmacology
  • Physical Sciences
  • Public Health & Healthcare
  • Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

J 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 iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in J will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2018 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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