Special Issue "10th Anniversary of Applied Sciences"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Applied Sciences is going to reach a remarkable milestone by publishing its 10th volume and, in celebration of this special occasion, we have taken the initiative to launch a Special Issue called "10th Anniversary of Applied Sciences". We would like to invite you to contribute an original research paper or a comprehensive review article on a trendy or hot topic for peer-review and possible publication.
In 2014, when we obtained the first impact factor for Applied Sciences, we published 35 manuscripts from 53 submissions, i.e., the acceptance rate was roughly 66%. However, we have now significantly improved the review quality; hence, in 2018, we published 2703 manuscripts from 9757 submissions, keeping the acceptance rate below 28%. This provided us with an impact factor jump from 1.484 in 2014 to 2.217 in 2018. We have also reduced the manuscript turnaround time; presently, the median publication time is only 37 days, which will be further reduced in coming days, and we hope to increase the impact factor above 3.0 by the end of 2019. Please help us celebrate our 10th anniversary and submit your article to the Anniversary Edition.Prof. Dr. Takayoshi Kobayashi
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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