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27 April 2015
Membership Established with the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

We are pleased to announce that the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich has joined MDPI's institutional membership program.

Primary authors from LMU will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 April 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

 

 

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20 April 2015
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964) Accepted for Coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)

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We are pleased to announce that the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964) has been accepted for indexing in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Current Contents -- Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences. The journal will therefore be available in Web of Science soon.

The ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information provides an advanced forum for the science and technology of geographic information. It is published on behalf of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).

The Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Web of Science are Thomson Reuters products.

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8 April 2015
Membership Established with the University of Bayreuth

We are pleased to announce that the University of Bayreuth has joined MDPI's institutional membership program. Primary authors from the University of Bayreuth will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 April 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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19 March 2015
Membership Established with the University of St Andrews

We are pleased to announce that the University of St Andrews has joined MDPI's institutional membership program. Primary authors from the University of St Andrews will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 March 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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16 March 2015
Membership established with the Australasian Section - American Oil Chemists Society (AAOCS)

We are pleased to announce that Australasian Section - American Oil Chemists Society (AAOCS) has joined MDPI's institutional membership program:

Primary authors from AAOCS will benefit from a 25% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 April 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

 

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16 March 2015
Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352) Accepted for Coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)

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We are pleased to announce that Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352) has been accepted for indexing in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Current Contents®/Physical Chemical and Earth Sciences. The coverage will start with the first volume, published in 2011. Crystals will therefore be available in Web of Science soon.

Crystals is an open access journal that covers all aspects of crystalline material research. It provides a forum for the advancement of our understanding of the nucleation, growth, processing, and characterization of crystalline materials. Their mechanical, chemical, electronic, magnetic, and optical properties, and their diverse applications, are all considered to be of importance.

The Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Web of Science are Thomson Reuters products.

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10 March 2015
Membership Established with Heidelberg University

We are pleased to announce that Heidelberg University has joined MDPI's institutional membership program. Primary authors from Heidelberg University will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 March 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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9 March 2015
Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989) Accepted for Coverage in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that the journal Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989) was recently selected to be included in Scopus. Citations are expected to be available in Scopus soon.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and is published by Elsevier B.V. This means that the research you publish with Metabolites will be more visible than ever. Metabolites publishes original research articles and review articles in molecular aspects of metabolism relevant to the fields of metabolomics, metabolic biochemistry, computational and systems biology, biotechnology and medicine, with a particular focus on the biological roles of metabolites and small molecule biomarkers.

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6 March 2015
New Editor-in-Chief of Societies

We are pleased to announce Dr. Gregor Wolbring as the new Editor-in-Chief of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698). Having published a paper in Societies and being currently the Guest Editor of two Special Issues for the journal, he is familiar with the journal and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, particularly in the fields of ability studies, sustainability studies, science and technology studies and disability studies. We look forward to his contribution and leadership of the journal. Societies is an open access sociology journal published quarterly by MDPI. It brings together the social sciences and humanities to enhance our scientific understanding of the social realm, from the past to the future. Further details can be found at the journal website.

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5 March 2015
Obituary – Prof. Dr. Slavik Jablan

It is with sadness that we announce the death of the Editor-in-Chief of Symmetry, Prof. Dr. Slavik Jablan. We were privileged to have him serve as Editor-in-Chief and are grateful for the many contributions he made to the journal, and the legacy his research has left to the academic world. We wish to express our deepest condolences to his family and colleagues.

Martyn Rittman, Ph.D.
Chief Production Editor, MDPI AG

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26 February 2015
Membership Established with the University of Osnabrück and Ulster University

We are pleased to announce that the following two universities have joined MDPI's institutional membership program:

Primary authors from the University of Osnabrück and Ulster University will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 March 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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23 February 2015
Nanomaterials (ISSN 2076-4991) Accepted for Coverage in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that the journal Nanomaterials (ISSN 2076-4991) was recently selected to be included in Scopus. Citations are expected to be available in Scopus soon.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and is published by Elsevier B.V. This means that the research you publish with Nanomaterials will be more visible than ever. Nanomaterials publishes reviews, regular research papers, communications, and short notes that are relevant to any field of study that involves nanomaterials, with respect to their science and application. Thus, theoretical and experimental articles will be accepted, along with articles that deal with the synthesis and use of nanomaterials.

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23 February 2015
Metals (ISSN 2075-4701) Accepted for Coverage in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that the journal Metals (ISSN 2075-4701) was recently selected to be included in Scopus. Citations are expected to be available in Scopus soon.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and is published by Elsevier B.V. This means that the research you publish with Metals will be more visible than ever. Metals provides a forum for publishing papers which advance the in-depth understanding of the relationship between the structure, the properties or the functions of all kinds of metals.

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20 February 2015
Membership Established with the University of Cambridge

We are pleased to announce that the University of Cambridge has joined MDPI's institutional membership program. Primary authors from the University of Cambridge will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 March 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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18 February 2015
Challenges seeks new Editor-In-Chief

Challenges (ISSN 2078-1547) is a unique open access journal. Over the past five years, we have published research proposals, research plans, research or technology ideas, policy studies relating to science and scholarly research, and open contests aiming at solving major challenges. This kind of scholarly content is typically not published in traditional research journals.

As the term of the current Editor-in-Chief Prof. Andreas Manz, will end in 2015, you are encouraged to nominate individuals who you feel should be considered for this position. Self-nomination is also welcomed. In general, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the technical content and quality of the journal publications. The Editorial Office will carry out the majority of the administrative work, including the invitation of peer reviewers, correspondence with authors, professional copy editing, English editing of accepted manuscripts, and assistance in promoting the journal.

A full application for evaluation should include:

  1. The latest CV
  2. A description of the candidate’s vision for Challenges

Application are due 30 April 2015.

Please address communications to Challenges Editorial Office, (challenges@mdpi.com). Questions concerning the day-to-day operations of the journal can be addressed to Dr. Joyce Zhou, (joyce.zhou@mdpi.com).

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9 February 2015
Membership Established with the University of Potsdam

We are pleased to announce that the University of Potsdam has joined MDPI's institutional membership program. Primary authors from the University of Potsdam will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 March 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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3 February 2015
Membership Established with TU Dresden

We are pleased to announce that TU Dresden has joined MDPI's institutional membership program. Primary authors from TU Dresden will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 February 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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2 February 2015
Genes (ISSN 2073-4425) Accepted for Coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)

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We are pleased to announce that Genes (ISSN 2073-4344) has been accepted for indexing in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Biological Abstracts and BIOSIS Previews. The coverage will start with volume 1(1), 2010. Genes will therefore be available in Web of Science soon.

Genes is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal which provides an advanced forum for studies related to genes, genetics and genomics. The editorial office particularly welcomes manuscripts regarding research proposals and research ideas.

 

The Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Web of Science are Thomson Reuters products.

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2 February 2015
Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417) Accepted for Coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)

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We are pleased to announce that Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417) has been accepted for indexing in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences, as well as Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology. The coverage will start with volume 1(1), 2011. Applied Sciences will therefore be available in Web of Science soon.

Applied Sciences provides an advanced forum on all aspects of applied natural sciences. It covers all aspects of applied biology, applied chemistry, applied physics, and applied engineering. The journal publishes reviews, research papers and communications. It encourages scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible; there is no restriction on the length of the papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Electronic files and software regarding the full details of the calculations or experimental procedures, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary electronic material.

 

The Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Web of Science are Thomson Reuters products.

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26 January 2015
Viruses Awards 2015 - Winners

Dear Colleagues,

As Editor-in-Chief of Viruses, I am pleased to announce the winners of the Young Investigator in Virology Award and the two Travel Awards:

The 2015 Young Investigator in Virology Award for excellence in virology research goes to Dr. Jesse D. Bloom. After receiving his Ph.D. with Frances Arnold, he carried out postdoctoral work with David Baltimore, both at Caltech. Since 2011 he has been an Assistant Member in the Division of Basic Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Dr. Bloom’s research combines experimental and computational approaches to study influenza virus. A major strength of his research is to seamlessly integrate molecular virology, next-generation sequencing, and computational biology to ask critical questions about influenza virus evolution. Dr. Bloom will also have the opportunity to present his work at the Viruses 2016 - At the Forefront of Virus–Host Interactions conference, Basel, 26–28 January 2016.

The runner-up is Dr. Alexander Ploss, Princeton University. Dr. Ploss performed his Ph.D. research at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York in the lab of Eric Palmer and did postdoctoral research with Charles Rice at Rockefeller University. In 2013, he became an Assistant Professor at Princeton University. Dr. Ploss’s research is focused on addressing fundamental questions about hepatitis C virus replication using humanized mouse model systems.

Travel Awards were granted to Dr. Kirsty Renfree Short, post-doctoral researcher at Erasmus Medical Center, and to Dr. Redmond Smyth from the Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Strasbourg, France.

I would like to congratulate them all for this remarkable achievement!

Eric O. Freed

Editor–in–Chief Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915) Impact Factor 3.279 (2013 Journal Citation Reports®),

Please join the Viruses 2016 - At the Forefront of Virus–Host Interactions conference, Basel, 26–28 January 2016.

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19 January 2015
Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374) now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Citations of papers published in the journal Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374) are now searchable in PubMed. Further, the full-text versions of the papers are archived in PubMed Central.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals in PubMed Central, and online books. It is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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16 January 2015
Dr. Vernon Tesh Appointed New Editor-in-Chief for Toxins

We are pleased to announce Dr. Vernon Tesh, from the Texas A&M Health Science Center, as the new Editor-in-Chief of Toxins since January 2015. He is a specialist in the pathogenesis of diseases caused by Shiga toxins. Dr. Tesh takes over from Dr. Florian Lang, who has held the position since the journal started six years ago. We are extremely grateful to Dr. Lang for his hard work in growing the journal to its present state. We look forward to continuing to work with him in a different capacity, as he remains on the Editorial Board.

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13 January 2015
Short Server Outage

Our servers were temporarily down for about 1 hour today from 11:00 to 12:00 CET. The incident was due to human failure. All services have been fully restored by 13 January 2015, 12:00 CET. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused to the users of the website.

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29 December 2014
Journal of Personalized Medicine (ISSN 2075-4426) now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Citations of papers published in the journal Journal of Personalized Medicine (ISSN 2075-4426) are now searchable in PubMed. Further, the full-text versions of the papers are archived in PubMed Central.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals in PubMed Central, and online books. It is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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19 December 2014
Membership established with the ETH Zurich

We are pleased to announce that the ETH Zurich has joined MDPI's institutional membership program. Primary authors from the ETH Zurich will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 January 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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16 December 2014
Membership established with the Research Network Natural Products against Neglected Diseases (ResNet NPND)

We are pleased to announce that Research Network Natural Products against Neglected Diseases (ResNet NPND) has joined MDPI's institutional membership program:

Primary authors from ResNet NPND will benefit from a 25% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 December 2014.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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3 December 2014
Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817) now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Citations of papers published in the journal Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817) are now searchable in PubMed. Further, the full-text versions of the papers are archived in PubMed Central.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals in PubMed Central, and online books. It is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Pathogens is a new journal and publication fees are fully waived for papers submitted in 2014.

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28 November 2014
Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X) now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Citations of papers published in the journal Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X) are now searchable in PubMed. Further, the full-text versions of the papers are archived in PubMed Central.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals in PubMed Central, and online books. It is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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12 November 2014
Preliminary Evaluation Process for Manuscripts Submitted to Nutrients

A consequence of our rising Impact Factor is a large increase in new submissions to Nutrients. Whilst it is pleasing to see so many high quality articles now being published, an accompanying increase in poorer quality submissions is placing a greater burden on our editorial system and causing frustration for authors, editors and reviewers alike, especially in cases where a manuscript is rejected after undergoing a full peer review. It is in the interest of all parties, therefore, that intending authors adhere to the journal’s Instructions to Authors and conventional standards of publication for original articles in their field of research (e.g. the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors proffer suitable standards for clinical research) and that the preliminary editorial evaluation of new submissions is sufficiently rigorous to ensure that sub-standard manuscripts do not proceed to peer review.

For the purpose of preliminary evaluation, keywords are used to direct manuscripts to editors with expertise in the relevant field of research. It is essential, therefore, that authors select keywords that appropriately reflect the content of their submission and that editors regularly review their own keywords to ensure that they accurately reflect their current expertise. In determining whether or not a manuscript should proceed to peer review, editors are asked to consider several criteria, including but not limited to the following: novelty of content; potential impact in the relevant field of research; standard of English usage; suitability for Nutrients. Where appropriate, limited feedback may be provided to authors if their manuscript is deemed unsuitable for peer review.

We thank you for your cooperation and continuing support of Nutrients.

Peter Howe & Jon Buckley
Joint Editors-in-Chief

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11 November 2014
Life (ISSN 2075-1729) now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Citations of papers published in the journal Life (ISSN 2075-1729) are now searchable in PubMed. Further, the full-text versions of the papers are archived in PubMed Central.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals in PubMed Central, and online books. It is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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