Awards at MDPI, November 6, 2015 13:08

To encourage further research, MDPI journals regularly offer awards to sponsor assistant professors, junior scientists, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students to attend various conferences.

We are pleased to announce that four journals are currently offering Travel Awards and accepting applications for conferences in 2016. Visit our blog for more information: MDPI Blog

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Toxins Special Issue , October 28, 2015 06:59

We are pleased to announce that Special Issue "Ergot Alkaloids: Chemistry, Biology and Toxicology" led by Prof. Dr. Christopher L. Schardl has been successfully closed. 11 papers have been published in this issue.

We hope this Special Issue will be a resource for many years to those scientists and lay persons interested in the agricultural and ecological relevance of ergot alkaloids, and their fascinatingly intricate biosynthetic pathways with enzymatic and evolutionary twists that have produced an extraordinarily diverse array of both problematic and useful compounds in this class.

Anyone interested in Ergot Alkaloids can read this Special Issue at

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Membership Established with the University of Freiburg and the University of Regensburg, October 2, 2015 14:29

We are pleased to announce that the following universities have joined MDPI's institutional membership program:

University of Freiburg, Germany
University of Regensburg, Germany

Primary authors from the University of Freiburg and the University of Regensburg will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 October 2015 and 1 November 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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Updated Impact Factor for Toxins – 2.938, June 19, 2015 18:50


We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Toxins. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Toxins is 2.938. It has risen from 2.480 in the previous year (+18%), as illustrated in the figure below. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.283. Toxins now ranks 28/87 (Q2) in the category ‘Toxicology’.

Evolution of the Toxins Impact Factor:

Evolution of citations to Toxins:

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Dr. Vernon Tesh Appointed New Editor-in-Chief for Toxins, January 16, 2015 14:41

We are pleased to announce Dr. Vernon Tesh, from the Texas A&M Health Science Center, as the new Editor-in-Chief of Toxins since January 2015. He is a specialist in the pathogenesis of diseases caused by Shiga toxins. Dr. Tesh takes over from Dr. Florian Lang, who has held the position since the journal started six years ago. We are extremely grateful to Dr. Lang for his hard work in growing the journal to its present state. We look forward to continuing to work with him in a different capacity, as he remains on the Editorial Board.

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Toxins Establishes New "Bacterial Toxins" Section, January 27, 2014 11:53

We are pleased to announce that Toxins recently established a new section entitled "Bacterial Toxins". Prof. Dr. Vernon L. Tesh from the Texas A&M University Health Science Center serves as the founding Section Editor-in-Chief. We have invited leading experts to join the Section Editorial Board to review manuscripts and serve as guest editors for special issues. More details regarding the "Bacterial Toxins" section can be found here.

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