Obituary – Prof. Dr. Slavik Jablan, March 5, 2015 07:20

It is with sadness that we announce the death of the Editor-in-Chief of Symmetry, Prof. Dr. Slavik Jablan. We were privileged to have him serve as Editor-in-Chief and are grateful for the many contributions he made to the journal, and the legacy his research has left to the academic world. We wish to express our deepest condolences to his family and colleagues.

Martyn Rittman, Ph.D.
Chief Production Editor, MDPI AG

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Challenges seeks new Editor-In-Chief , February 18, 2015 06:12

Challenges (ISSN 2078-1547) is a unique open access journal. Over the past five years, we have published research proposals, research plans, research or technology ideas, policy studies relating to science and scholarly research, and open contests aiming at solving major challenges. This kind of scholarly content is typically not published in traditional research journals.

As the term of the current Editor-in-Chief Prof. Andreas Manz, will end in 2015, you are encouraged to nominate individuals who you feel should be considered for this position. Self-nomination is also welcomed. In general, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the technical content and quality of the journal publications. The Editorial Office will carry out the majority of the administrative work, including the invitation of peer reviewers, correspondence with authors, professional copy editing, English editing of accepted manuscripts, and assistance in promoting the journal.

A full application for evaluation should include:

  1. The latest CV
  2. A description of the candidate’s vision for Challenges

Application are due 30 April 2015.

Please address communications to Challenges Editorial Office, ( Questions concerning the day-to-day operations of the journal can be addressed to Dr. Joyce Zhou, (

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