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Diversity 2009, 1(1), 5-6;

Diversity – An International and Interdisciplinary Journal

Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), Matthaeusstrasse 11, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland
Received: 6 June 2009 / Published: 8 June 2009
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After many years of careful planning, we are pleased to launch Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818), a new international and interdisciplinary Open Access journal. Among diversity topics, biodiversity has always been a key topic. In 1996, when I was establishing Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), an organization dedicated to the collection and distribution of rare molecular samples, I read several books on biodiversity. To promote the MDPI project, in 1996 the journal Molecules was launched, where authors are encouraged to deposit authentic samples of chemicals reported in the published articles. One of the topics covered by the journal Molecules was molecular diversity, and my own paper on diversity assessment published in volume 1 of Molecules cited some of the biodiversity books I had read [1] and Molecules still has a section called “Molecular Diversity” [2]. Our founding Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Michael Wink [3], also cites biological diversity as one of his main research interests. [...] View Full-Text
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