MDPI supports open academic communication in all its forms, through the publication of research articles as well as by supporting, organizing, and communicating outcomes from conferences, seminars, and other academic meetings. It is vital to have an open record of important academic discussions and for this reason we established Proceedings in 2017 with the aim of publishing the outputs of scholarly events. The journal has been extremely successful, and we have taken the decision to create a family of proceedings journal covering different subject areas. We are therefore pleased to announce the launch of Environmental Sciences Proceedings, Engineering Proceedings, Chemistry Proceedings, and Materials Proceedings. These journals will publish proceedings papers, extended abstracts, meetings reports and editorials related to scholarly events. To date, Proceedings has published more than 4700 such pieces and we look forward to expanding this number and broadening the scope with the new journals.
More than two decades ago, MDPI started as a repository of chemical samples, which was followed soon after by journals including Molecules, the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, and Marine Drugs. We are launching Chemistry Proceedings to add another facet to our support for chemists. Fast publication has always been important to MDPI, in order that the latest research is disseminated and applied as quickly as possible. By expanding our coverage of outputs from chemistry meetings, we enable scholars and others to be even better informed about the very latest trends and results in their field.
Anyone interested in contributing to an MDPI proceedings journal should contact the editorial office. We look forward to working with event organizers and committees on this important project.