About Machine Learning and Knowledge Extraction


Machine Learning and Knowledge Extraction (MAKE) is an inter-disciplinary, cross-domain, peer-reviewed, scholarly open access journal to provide a platform to support the international machine learning community. It publishes original research articles, reviews, tutorials, research ideas, short notes and Special Issues that focus on machine learning and applications. Papers which deal with fundamental research questions to help reach a level of useable computational intelligence are very welcome.

The unique features of this journal:

  • Promotion of a cross-disciplinary approach addressing seven sections (see scope) to concert international efforts without boundaries, supporting collaborative and transdisciplinary research between experts from these seven fields.
  • Appraisal of different fields will foster diverse perspectives and opinions, hence offering a platform for novel ideas and a fresh look on methodologies to put original ideas into effect for the benefit of all.
  • Stimulation of replications and further research by inclusion of data and/or software offering the full details of experimental work as supplementary material or by providing links to repositories (e.g. Github)

MAKE is a new online journal in the field of Machine Learning and Knowledge Extraction. It will not compete with the likes of other existing excellent journals, e.g. JMLR, Springer MACH, KAIS, etc. rather it is complementary to these. The aim for MAKE is to support the international research community, for example to elucidate on new approaches (e.g., statistical machine learning) compared to classic and traditional ones (e.g., ontological approaches), which will be a further great step in promoting the field and to bring solutions to diverse application domains.


This journal fosters an integrated machine learning approach, i.e. it supports the whole machine learning and knowledge extraction and discovery pipeline from data pre-processing to visualization of the results, always with a strong focus on privacy, data protection, safety and security aspects. Topics are categorized in seven sub-topics (in short: 1-data, 2-learning, 3-graphs, 4-topology, 5-entropy, 6-visualization, and 7-privacy; see the inaugural editorial paper for details), and include:

  • Data-preprocessing
  • Data fusion
  • Data integration
  • Data mapping
  • Data generation
  • Knowledge representation
  • Machine learning methodologies, methods, algorithms and tools
  • Automatic approaches without human intervention
  • Interactive machine learning with a human-in-the-loop
  • Theoretical analyses and empirical studies
  • Comparisons to human cognition
  • Natural learning and evolutionary approaches
  • Multi-agent systems and hybrid approaches
  • Graphical models and network approaches
  • Graph-based data mining
  • Topological data mining
  • Entropy-based data mining
  • Visualization of machine learning results
  • Data protection, safety and security
  • Decision making and decision support
  • Privacy aware machine learning
  • Ethical and social aspects of machine learning
  • Usability of machine learning
  • User and gender studies and assessment
  • Domain specifics, e.g. smart health, smart factory, …

Editorial Office

Ms. Alex Liu
Assistant Editor
MDPI Wuhan Office, No.6 Jingan Road 5.5 Creative Industry Park, 25th Floor 430064 Wuhan, Hubei Province China
Tel. +86 27 8780 8658

For further MDPI contacts, see here.

Journal Contact

MAKE Editorial Office
St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 61 683 77 34
Fax: +41 61 302 89 18
Editorial Board
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