We are pleased to announce that the following universities have joined MDPI's institutional membership program:
Primary authors from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 15 July 2015.
Primary authors from VU University Amsterdam and the University of Leeds will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 August 2015.
Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.
We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Toxins. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Toxins is 2.938. It has risen from 2.480 in the previous year (+18%), as illustrated in the figure below. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.283. Toxins now ranks 28/87 (Q2) in the category ‘Toxicology’.
Evolution of the Toxins Impact Factor:
Evolution of citations to 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.
We are pleased to announce that Toxins recently established a new section entitled "Bacterial Toxins". Prof. Dr. Vernon L. Tesh from the Texas A&M University Health Science Center serves as the founding Section Editor-in-Chief. We have invited leading experts to join the Section Editorial Board to review manuscripts and serve as guest editors for special issues. More details regarding the "Bacterial Toxins" section can be found here.
We are pleased to report that special issue "Anthrax Toxin" has been successfully closed. 14 papers have been published in this issue.
Dr. Jean-Nicolas Tournier, the Guest Editor of this issue, says "The wide-ranging set of articles from authors all over the world reflects the growing importance of anthrax toxin research studies. The articles cover a comprehensive set of topics that deal with toxins molecular specificity, cellular targets, organ disruption, host effects, as well as therapeutics. These articles reflect the actual knowledge on anthrax toxins and open new perspectives in the field."
A new special issue on this topic is planned to be set up soon for the year 2013, aiming to further encourage scholars in this field to share their research results in a timely way.