MDPI Signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), February 1, 2018 17:37

The DORA initiative addresses the need for advanced approaches in the evaluation and measurement of the quality of scientific research outputs. It is a worldwide initiative covering all scholarly disciplines. MDPI proudly joins a list of more than 400 organizations around the world which support DORA’s recommendations for improving the way the quality of research results is evaluated.

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Meet Us at the Experimental Biology 2018 (2125 April 2018) in San Diego, CA, USA, January 22, 2018 09:51

MDPI will be attending the Experimental Biology 2018 annual meeting in San Diego, CA, USA from 21 to 25 April 2018, representing the following open access journals:

Behavioral Sciences
Brain Sciences

Dentistry Journal


International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS)
Journal of Clinical Medicine (JCM)
Journal of Developmental Biology (JDB)
Methods and Protocols

Veterinary Sciences

Experimental Biology is the annual meeting of five societies comprised of more than 14,000 scientists and 25 guest societies.

The areas of primary focus include anatomy; biochemistry and molecular biology; investigative pathology; nutrition; pharmacology; physiology. Attendees represent scientists from academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and industry.

Conference details:
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego CA
21­–25 April 2018

Do you want to learn more about MDPI open access journals? Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss them with our editors and MDPI delegates. If you are at Experimental Biology 2018, just come visit our booth for a moment to have a chat. We have some gifts for you to take home and will answer any questions that you have about the open access journal (booth # 1034).

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Viruses Travel Awards 2018 - Winners, December 27, 2017 10:56

Dear Colleagues,

As Editor-in-Chief of Viruses, I am pleased to announce the winners of the Viruses Travel Awards for 2018:

Travel Awards were granted to Dr. Gabrielle Vieyres, post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Experimental Virology, TWINCORE- Centre for Experimental and Clinical Infection Research GmbH, Hannover, Germany (laboratory of Dr. Thomas Pietschmann), and to Nandan Gokhale, PhD student at the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC USA (laboratory of Dr. Stacy Horner). Dr Vieyres’s research focuses on the interplay between HCV replication and the host lipid metabolism. Mr Gokhale’s research deals with how the RNA modification N6-methyladenosine (m6A) regulates RNA virus infection, both at the viral and host level.

Each travel award provides 800 Swiss Francs to attend any virology conference in 2018.

Congratulations to the winners of this very competitive travel award.

Dr. Eric O. Freed
Editor-in-Chief of Viruses
Director, HIV Dynamics and Replication Program, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD, USA

Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915) Impact Factor 3.465 (2016 Journal Citation Reports®), The competition for 2019 Viruses Young Investigator Prize and the Travel Awards will be opened in early June. Please check for more information as this date approaches.

Please join the Viruses 2018 - Breakthroughs in Viral Replication conference, Barcelona, Spain, 7–9 February 2018.

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