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Special Issue "Graph and Network Entropies"

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Statistical Mechanics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ernesto Estrada

Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G11XQ, UK
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Interests: network sciences; walk entropies; algegraic graph theory; spectral methods; matrix functions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of graphs and networks to represent physical systems has become a major paradigm in modern science. Graphs are now ubiquitous to study quantum and molecular systems, macromolecules and their interactions, socio-economic and ecological systems, and infrastructural and technological systems, among others. The structural characterization of these systems is an important step in understanding their functioning, robustness and stability. From a mathematical and a physical point of view, the use of entropies and entropy-like measures to characterize graph/network structure is of paramount importance. This Special Issue focuses on original and new research results concerning the development and applications of entropies and entropy-like measures for studying graphs and networks. We welcome submissions addressing fundamental and methodological (mathematical, information, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and others) aspects of graph/networks entropies, applications of entropies to the study of structural and dynamical processes in graphs and networks in any area of applications, as well as those on more specific topics that illustrate the broad impact of entropy-based techniques in understanding the complexity of the systems represented by graphs and networks. We will consider computationally-oriented works when they give rise to a clear understanding of the structural and dynamical processes under consideration.

Prof. Dr. Ernesto Estrada
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Entropy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • graph entropy
  • network entropy
  • entropy and network structure
  • entropy and quantum graphs
  • entropy and molecular graphs
  • applications of graph entropy
  • entropy and brain networks
  • entropy and biological networks
  • entropy and infrastructural networks
  • statistical mechanics of graphs/networks
  • graph thermodynamics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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