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31 January 2024
MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter #8 - Altmetric and Flat Fee Agreement

Welcome to the MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter.

In these monthly letters, I will showcase two key aspects of our work at MDPI: our commitment to empowering researchers and our determination to facilitating open scientific exchange.


Opening Thoughts

MDPI and Digital Science Meeting

At MDPI, we are committed to providing our authors with the essential tools to publish, promote, and track their research. In line with this commitment, we have established a longstanding collaboration with Digital Science, a company specializing in research data and analytical insights for the research community. Our collaboration integrates their Altmetric tool, offering us and our authors the ability to track a variety of sources that monitor and report attention surrounding publications.

As part of our collaboration, we recently hosted Cathy Holland, Director of Global Publisher Business Development, and Helen Cooke, Managing Director of Publisher Sales, from Digital Science, at our MDPI headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.


Left to right: Facundo Santomé (Senior Marketing Manager, MDPI), Constanze Shelhorn (Indexing Manager, MDPI), Cathy Holland (Director of Global Publisher Business Development, Digital Science), Helen Cooke (Managing Director of Publisher Sales, Digital Science), and Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI) in front of MDPI headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.

During our meeting, we discussed MDPI’s publishing philosophy and explored further avenues for collaboration. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Digital Science, aiming to improve our services yet further and meet the needs of our authors more closely than ever.

What is Altmetric?

You will notice that MDPI articles feature an Altmetric score, a colourful doughnut capturing the score in the upper right corner of the article page. This score represents ‘alternative metrics,’ as distinct from traditional metrics such as Impact Factor, CiteScore, and Scimago Journal Rank.

Altmetrics complement traditional citation-based metrics by capturing online discussions related to a specific research topic. By analyzing both sets of data, we can obtain a comprehensive understanding of the attention a particular research output receives and the sources in which it is mentioned.

“Almetric provides visual insights into where research is being discussed”

Sources Tracked by Altmetric


Altmetric badge showing the Altmetric score and colour-coded mention sources.

Altmetric monitors various sources, categorizing them into segments such as policy documents, peer reviews, Wikipedia, news and blogs, and social media, among other sources. Each category is identifiable by a specific colour.

The Altmetric badge provides visual insights into where the research is being discussed. A more colourful badge indicates broader mentions across multiple platforms. Such tracking enables us to gauge the extent of an article’s online dissemination, noting that increased visibility may correlate with higher citation rates.

Read more:

Impactful Research

Ten High-Altmetric Articles Published by MDPI

As at 30 January 2024, Altmetric has tracked 670,500 MDPI research outputs from MDPI, resulting in over 4.3 million mentions. This includes over 71,894 mentions in policy and patents and 294,714 mentions in news and blogs, with some achieving an Altmetric score as high as 28,754.

So, what is a good Altmetric score? There are various ways to put this score into context. You can find out more about the score in context and how to evaluate your work by this means.

Here are ten MDPI papers ranking in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric.

“Accuracy in Wrist-Worn, Sensor-Based Measurements of Heart Rate and Energy Expenditure in a Diverse Cohort”

J. Pers. Med. 2017, 7(2), 3; https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm7020003

Altmetric page: https://mdpi.altmetric.com/details/20477344

Altmetric shows that this article appeared in 253 news stories from 209 outlets including Forbes, BBC, and Fox News.

“Daylight Saving Time and Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Meta-Analysis”

J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8(3), 404; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8030404

Altmetric page: https://mdpi.altmetric.com/details/57654628

Altmetric shows that this article appeared in 295 news stories from 207 outlets including Forbes, The Atlantic, and New York Times.

“The Preliminary Analysis of Cave Lion Cubs Panthera spelaea (Goldfuss, 1810) from the Permafrost of Siberia”

Quaternary 2021, 4(3), 24; https://doi.org/10.3390/quat4030024

Altmetric page: https://mdpi.altmetric.com/details/111086701

Altmetric shows that this article appeared in 182 news stories from 134 outlets including CBC News, CNN, and National Geographic.

“Not the Cat’s Meow? The Impact of Posing with Cats on Female Perceptions of Male Dateability”

Animals 2020, 10(6), 1007; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10061007

Altmetric page: https://mdpi.altmetric.com/details/83796184

Altmetric shows that this article appeared in 124 news stories from 98 outlets including VICE, CNN and The Guardian.

“Behaviour and Welfare Impacts of Releasing Elephants from Overnight Tethers: A Zimbabwean Case Study”

Animals 2022, 12(15), 1933; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12151933

Altmetric page: https://mdpi.altmetric.com/details/133463915

Altmetric shows that this article appeared in 192 news stories from 186 outlets.

How do I use altmetrics?

Altmetric Explorer provides a detailed step-by-step guide and instruction video for first-time users of the tool. The guide includes useful diagrams that make it easy to get started.

Sharing Research Online

For research to be tracked across different sources, Altmetric needs a research output with a persistent identifier: a DOI, ISBN, PubMed ID, handle ID, etc. When sharing research, it is important to include a link to the original research output.

“An Update on Eukaryotic Viruses Revived from Ancient Permafrost”

Viruses 2023, 15(2), 564; https://doi.org/10.3390/v15020564

Altmetric page: https://mdpi.altmetric.com/details/142929875

Altmetric shows that this article appeared in 250 news stories from 180 outlets including CTV, Fox News, and CNN.

“The Global Problem of Insufficient Sleep and Its Serious Public Health Implications”

Healthcare 2019, 7(1), 1; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare7010001

Altmetric page: https://mdpi.altmetric.com/details/53406248

Altmetric shows that this article appeared in 252 news stories from 168 outlets including BBC, Harvard Business Review, and Forbes.

“A Detailed Review Study on Potential Effects of Microplastics and Additives of Concern on Human Health”

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(4), 1212; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17041212

Altmetric page: https://mdpi.altmetric.com/details/86529137

Altmetric shows that this article appeared in 197 news stories from 150 outlets including BBC, The Tribune, and World Economic Forum.

“An Empirical Study of Chronic Diseases in the United States: A Visual Analytics Approach to Public Health”

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(3), 431; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15030431

Altmetric page: https://mdpi.altmetric.com/details/34714141

Altmetric shows that this article appeared in 232 news stories from 149 outlets including Forbes, New York Times, and Harvard Business Review.

“Garden Scraps: Agonistic Interactions between Hedgehogs and Sympatric Mammals in Urban Gardens”

Animals 2023, 13(4), 590; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani13040590

Altmetric page: https://mdpi.altmetric.com/details/142934305

Altmetric shows that this article appeared in 172 news stories from 168 outlets including BBC.

Inside MDPI

MDPI Annual Meeting Celebrations in China

On Thursday 25 January, over 1,300 MDPI colleagues from our two offices in Beijing gathered to kick off MDPI’s traditional ‘Annual Meetings.’ These celebrations take place in MDPI’s offices across China, including Dalian, Tianjin, Wuhan, and Nanjing.

The evenings include performances, informative talks and presentations, awards, and entertainment, providing an ideal platform to recognize our colleagues, celebrate their achievements, and set our sights on the future.

“It is essential that we stay connected and share best practices”

I sent a video congratulating everyone on their work and sharing our vision of building MDPI into the most trusted OA publisher, highlighting the roles each of us has to play in achieving that goal.

Unfortunately I could not join in person, but you may recall my recent trip, when I visited our offices in Beijing and Wuhan, which I look forward to visiting again this year.

Although our headquarters are in Basel, Switzerland, and we are expanding throughout Europe and North America, the majority of MDPI’s workforce is in China and throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including offices in Singapore, Thailand, Japan, and newly opened office in South Korea. It is essential that as a global organization, we stay connected and share best practices in order to grow collectively and continue providing the exceptional service to our authors.

The Annual Meeting is a moment to reflect and enjoy the year’s hard work and dedication.

I extend our best wishes to all for the Chinese New Year (Xīnnián kuàilè)!

Coming Together for Science

MDPI and TU Delft Adopt Flat Fee Model in Extended Partnership

We are excited to announce a renewed three-year partnership with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. This collaboration introduces a fixed lump-sum fee, covering publishing costs from 2024 to 2026.

“This initiative reflects our dedication to transparent and inclusive publishing”

TU Delft-affiliated authors will enjoy cost-free publishing in any MDPI journal during this period, aligning with our commitment to removing barriers for open access publishing. The agreement supports Plan S compliance and facilitates a seamless publishing process for TU Delft corresponding authors. This initiative reflects our dedication to transparent and inclusive publishing, providing stability and predictability both for authors and for institutions.

For further details on our Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP), please contact us.

Benefits to MDPI’s IOAP

At MDPI we have a long tradition of partnerships, including our Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP). IOAP supports institutions through simplification, access, transparency, APC discounts, and institutional repository deposits. The program simplifies administrative processes, offers central payment, and allows easy opting in and out. Participants gain free access to Susy, MDPI’s online submission system, with extensive article metadata and exportable data. APC discounts and Book Processing Charge discounts are available for affiliated authors. Automated deposits to institutional repositories and streamlined matching of papers to IOAP participants enhance the overall experience.

For further information, see our IOAP FAQ.

Closing Thoughts

Reflections on the 2024 APE Conference

MDPI was proud to co-sponsor the Academic Publishing in Europe (APE) 2024 Conference that took place in Berlin, Germany, from 9–10 January 2024.

The conference theme, ‘Keep the Conversation Going!’, explored the evolving landscape of scholarly communication. APE is one of the key conferences I make a point to attend each year. January offers a valuable opportunity to engage with new contacts, reconnect with familiar faces, and participate in impactful discussions and presentations among professionals, scholars, and practitioners in the field.

“It's fascinating to see how other publishers are leveraging AI”

Highlights

Some of the standout panels for me include: the role of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the publishing industry. It was encouraging to hear the current status quo, though I was eager also to learn about the exciting projects planned for 2024 and beyond. These will allow us to track progress in subsequent years. At MDPI, we remain committed to promoting Open–Access (OA) content on SDGs through scientific articles and books. Furthermore, we extend our commitment to sustainability by financially supporting researchers through initiatives such as the World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award, as well as waiving the APC for feature papers on each SDG.

In recent years, discussions on AI have become increasingly prominent at such conferences. It’s fascinating to see how other publishers are leveraging AI to meet the evolving needs of their audiences while at the same time using it to safeguard the scientific process. Other engaging panels that I enjoyed included updates on transformation beyond transformative agreements, the principles of lean change, incentive structures related to research integrity, and the panel on reviewer incentives.

“We can share best practices and lessons learned”

Incorporating MDPI’s Insights into Conferences

I must confess that I sometimes feel overlooked when MDPI is not invited to participate in crucial industry discussions. As the leading open access publisher and the third-largest publisher overall, we possess extensive experience in many of these areas and can offer valuable contributions to these discussions. We can share best practices, lessons learned, and our thinking about future trajectories. For instance, in panels discussing reviewer incentives, at MDPI we offer a discount voucher to reviewers for future submissions, reflecting our commitment to fostering a robust peer review process. In 2022 alone, MDPI collected over 1.4 million peer review reports, informing the decision-making processes of our editors. Given our expertise in these areas, it would be natural to include MDPI in such discussions. I therefore extend an invitation to future conference organizers to consider MDPI for speaking engagements and collaborative opportunities.

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

26 January 2024
Acknowledgment of the Reviewers of Atmosphere in 2023

In recognizing the exceptional efforts of our reviewers in 2023, we express our sincere gratitude for upholding the high standards of Atmosphere. Their commitment ensured the rigorous peer review that is integral to quality academic publishing.

In 2023, Atmosphere received 7154 review reports, from 4453 reviewers. This past year, we worked with reviewers from 105 countries and regions, reflecting the diversity in our collaboration with research communities. Their dedication shapes scholarly discourse and advances global research. The editorial team expresses gratitude for the vital role played by each reviewer in the Atmosphere family throughout 2023, and we look forward to their continued support in 2024.

The following are the reviewers who have consented to show their names:

Aashiq Bhat Maciej Górka
Abd Al Karim Haj Ismail Magdalena Ryżak
Abdelbaki Chikh Maged Mohammed
Abdelfettah Benchrif Mahmut Burak Okuducu
Abdulfatah A. Yusuf Mahnaz Jafari
Abdulmalik Altuwayjiri Mamdouh Awad-Allah
Abeer Mahmoud Manikandan Murugaiah
Abhinandan Ghosh Manikanta Velpuri
Abhiroop Chowdhury Manuchehr Farajzadeh
Abhishek Chakraborty Manuel Saba
Abolfazl Mosaedi Maomao Zhang
Abolfazl Nasseri Marc Fadel
Abu Bakkar Siddik Marcel Mathissen
Abuzer Coskun Marcelo Guzman
Ádám Leelőssy Marcin Wdowikowski
Adel Surour Marco La Salandra
Adelaide Perdigão Marco Neri
Adilson Souza Marco Ravina
Adina Magdalena Musuc Marcos Vinicius Morais
Aditya Kumar Dubey Marcus Nüsser
Aditya Sharma Marek Laciak
Adnane Beniaich Marek Telejko
Adrian Marciszak Maren Schnieder
Adrián Yuchechen Maria Grazia Alaimo
Agnieszka Makara Maria Celeiro
Agnieszka Stec Maria Ragosta
Agnieszka Wysocka-Czubaszek Maria Shatalina
Ahmad Jahanbakhshi María Sotelo Pérez
Ahmed Al-Manea Mariagabriella Pugliese
Ahmed El-Sawah Mariana Carmelia Dragomir Balanica
Ahmed Gad Marília Harumi Shimizu
Ahmed Helmi Marina Leibman
Ahmed Saleh Marius Mihai Cazacu
Ahmed Samy Kamis Mariusz Adamski
Akriti Masoom Mark Ching-Pong Poo
Akter Hossain Marta Cebulska
Alan W. Black Martha Sierra-Vargas
Alberto Mendoza Martin Burgdorf
Alejandro Jaramillo Martin Gierus
Alejandro Ramírez-Rojas Martina Lagasio
Alejandro Salcido Marusia Renteria
Aleksandr Shikhov Masanori Yabuki
Aleksandras Chlebnikovas Masoud Esfandiari
Alessandro Mancini Massimo Milelli
Alessia Sannino Mateusz Rzeszutek
Alex Tan Mateusz Zareba
Alexander Konoshonkin Matteo Feltracco
Alexander Malov Matthew Eastin
Alexander Novikov Matthew Tully
Alexander Polonsky Maurício Andrades Paixão
Alexander Ruf Maxim V. Klimenko
Alexander V. Chernokulsky Mayank Khichar
Alexis Rodríguez-Solís Md. Mostafizur Rahman
Ali Akbar Barati Mei Li
Ali Arda Sorman Mei Liang
Ali Danandeh Mehr Meimei Wang
Ali Hussein Hasan Alrikabi Mekonnen Degefu
Ali Kilcik Melike Bildirici
Ali Majdi Michael Gorbunov
Ali Salem Michael Rock
Alina Barbulescu Michal Holubcik
Alireza Araghi Michele Penza
Alison De Oliveira Moraes Mihaela Mircea
Aliya Naz Mihaela Udristioiu
Allen Haddrell Mikhail Pichugin
Alliche Mounir Milad Janalipour
Alon Davidy Milan Dimitrijević
Amany Madkour Milan Guzan
Amelia Staszowska Min Shao
Ameneh Mianabadi Mina Tadros
Amira Goma Ming Shangguan
Amirhossein Nikfal Minghua Zheng
Amit Kumar Mingjie Zhang
Ammar Šarić Mingsen Zhou
Amr Abu Lila Mingtang Chai
Ana Carolina Mateos Mingyuan Du
Ana Elias Mioara Petrus
Ana Luisa Rodrigues Mirjam Vujadinovic Mandic
Ana M. Vega Mirjana Đurašević
Anandkumar Mariappan Mirjana Horvat
Anastasia Tezari Mirjana Ljubojević
An-Chi Huang Mirjana Radenkovic
Andrea Spinazzè Miroslav Kelemen
Andrea Tittarelli Mo Li
Andrea Unich Mohamed Anli
Andreas Peckhaus Mohamed Babiker Ibrahim
Andreas Schütze Mohamed Elhadi Matallah
Andrei Shepelev Mohamed F. Cheira
Andrei Tarasov Mohamed Samir Mohyeldin
Andrés Vélez-Pereira Mohammad Al-Rawi
Andrew Loh Mohammad Kamruzzaman
Andrew T. Hazelton Mohammad Sajid
Andrey Koval Mohammad Saleh Ali-Taleshi
Andrey Lavrinenko Mohammad Sharif
Andrey Skorokhod Mohammed Achite
Andrii Koveria Mohammed Bari
Andrzej Wnorowski Mohammed Boudjada
Andung Bayu Sekaranom Mohammed Faeik Ruzaij Al-Okby
Angela Lo Monaco Mohammed Fayad
Angélica Nardo Caseri Mohammed H. Alsharif
Angelo Riccio Mohanad Al-Owaidi
Aniruddha Kumar Mohd Hafiidz Jaafar
Anita Prapotnik Brdnik Mohd Hisbany Mohd Hashim
Anna Papkova Mohit Kumar
Anna Vinogradova Mohsin Tariq
Annalisa Di Bernardino Mokhele Moeletsi
Antje H. L. Voelker Mónica Rodrigues
Antonio Caputi Monika Trojanowska
Antonio Nesticò Moslem Fattahi
Aparna Satsangi Mostafa Morsy
April Leytem Mostafa Yuness Abdelfatah Mostafa
Arghya Goswami Mounia Tahri
Arkadiusz Artyszak Mourani Sinha
Arkadiusz Glogowski Moussa Diakhaté
Arkadiusz Moskal Mrinal Biswas
Armindo Melo Muguang Wang
Armstrong Omoregie Muhammad Ahsan
Artem Shikhovtsev Muhammad Ajaz
Artur Jaworski Muhammad Arshad
Artyom Gusarov Muhammad Arshad Shehzad Hassan
Arunadevi Natarajan Muhammad Azher Hassan
Asen Grytsai Muhammad Ibrahim
Asghar Azizian Muhammad Ijaz
Ashwini Kumar Muhammad Luqman
Asif Sajjad Muhammad Mujtaba Abbas
Asim Yaqub Muhammad Nasar-U-Minallah
Asmaa Hamouda Muhammad Rahman
Asya Ovsepyan Muhammad Uzair Yousuf
Atef Mohammed Muhammad Yamin
Athena Progiou Mukesh Berwal
Atila Kumbasaroglu Mukesh Kumar
Atsuki Shinbori Mukesh Meena
Attila Simo Mulugeta Belete
Atul Saini Murat Bulut
Avinash Parde Murat Demir
Ayman Ragab Mushtaq Ahmad
Ayrat Badriev Muvva Venkata Ramana
Azeem Zubair Nanping Wang
Badreddine Ayadi Naresh Vissa
Bahtiyar Efe Nasim Hossein Hamzeh
Bai Li Natalia Chubarova
Bakri Badis Nataliya Bakhmetieva
Barjeece Bashir Natallia Miatselskaya
Barouch Giechaskiel Nataly Blagoveshchenskaya
Beata Jaworska-Szulc Natalya Ivanova
Bechir Raggad Nathan Van Den Bossche
Behdad Shadidi Navid Hooshangi
Ben Niu Nazario Tartaglione
Benedetto Schiavo Neeru Jaiswal
Benyou Jia Neil Grigg
Bernardini Sandrine Nicholas Cheruiyot
Bernardo Breve Nicholas Cook
Berndt Klecker Nicholas Sarlis
Bertin Pérez Nicoleta Ionac
Bijay Halder Nicoleta Stefu
Bilawal Abbasi Nicolina Pop
Bilyana Borissova Nigel Mason
Bing Zhang Nikita Barabash
Błażej Gaze Nikola Vladimir
Bo Cheng Nimalan Swarnalingam
Bogdan Enescu Nimit Kumar
Bomidi Lakshmi Madhavan Nina Nikolova
Borbála Gálos Nina Szczepanik-Scislo
Boris Igor Palella Ning Cao
Boris Kutuza Nnanake-Abasi Offiong
Borislava Blagojević Norazian Mohamed Noor
Branko Lalić Normiza Mohamad Nor
Brian Skahill Nuno Baía Saraiva
Buddhika Madurapperuma Nuno Carlos Leitão
Bushra Khalid Nwabueze Emekwuru
Camelia Delcea Oanh Pham
Carina Ladeira Octavian Duliu
Carl Frisk Okto Dinaryanto
Carla Viegas Oleg Druzhinin
Carlo Arosio Oleg Malkov
Carlo Navarra Olga Antokhina
Carlos Alfonso Zafra Mejía Oliver Rattigan
Carlos Bastarz Oliver Wurl
Carlos Oliveira Oluibukun Ajayi
Carlos Torres-Torres Omer Ekmekcioglu
Carlos Vargas Omid Akhavan
Chandan Sahu Onkar Gurav
Chang Kim Onur Çalışkan
Chang Liu Onur Guven
Changyuan Chen Orest Voznyak
Chaofan Xian Otilia Ana Culicov
Cheng Li Otto Chkhetiani
Cheng Wu Pablo Cienfuegos-Suarez
Cheng Yan Pallavi Saxena
Chengcheng Xia Pan Song
Chenghai Wang Panagiotis-Georgios Kanellopoulos
Chiara Genova Paolo Blecich
Chng Saun Fong Paolo Congedo
Christian Álvarez Paolo Monti
Christian Dominguez Paolo Rosasco
Christina Vanderwel Parandaman Arathala
Christine Böckmann Pargin Bangotra
Christopher Atkinson Paria Sefeedpari
Christos Staboulis Parsa Arbab
Chu Yee Khor Patrick Armand
Chuhan Lu Pau Chung Leng
Chukwuma Anoruo Paul R. Sheppard
Chunhua Jiang Paula Albuquerque
Claudia Stihi Paulina Mielcarek-Bocheńska
Claudio Guarnaccia Paulo Rocha
Cláudio Moisés Santos e Silva Pavel Groisman
Clyde Martin Pavel Tcvetkov
Codruta Jaliu Pawel Surmacz
Cristian Anghel Paweł Świsłowski
Cristina Di Fiore Paweł Wrona
Custer Deocaris Pedro Corona-Romero
Dada Pandurang Nade Pedro Vicente Mauri
Dainius Savickas Peiwen Zhang
Daisy Thomas Peiyong Ni
Dajana Kučić Grgić Peng Chen
Damián Reyes Jáquez Peng Qibo
Daniel Fernandez Peter Domonkos
Daniel Liberacki Peter K. N. Yu
Daniela Varrica Pethurajan Vigneshwaran
Daniele Bortoli Petr Semenov
Daniele Contini Petra Schneider
Daniele Sofia Petri Räisänen
Daria Gushchina Petros Mouzourides
Dariusz Gozdowski Pilar Fernandez
Dariusz Graczyk Piotr Bera
Darko Božanić Piotr Holnicki
Dave Mangindaan Piotr Stachowski
David D. Flagg Pir Mohammad
David Dufton Plamen Trenchev
David E. Flores-Jiménez Po-Chun Hsu
David Plusquellic Potula Sree Brahmanandam
David Randall Prabodha Kumar Pradhan
Davide Marsano Prakash H. Jadhav
Daxin Dong Prashant Kaushik
Deepa Raveendranpillai Prashant Sharma
Deepak Amaripadath Primerova Olga
Dejan Vasović Prokopios Georgopanos
Demetrio Antonio Zema Provvidenza Rita D'Urso
Denis Sidorov Pura Marín-Sanleandro
Denys Baranovskyi Purabi Banerjee
Deqiang Cheng Qi Chen
Derek Hollenbeck Qiang Li
Devbrat Pundhir Qimin He
Devender Kumar Saini Qinduan Zhang
Diana Moanga Qingliang Jiao
Diego Avesani Qingyang Liu
Dietmar Oettl Quanliang Chen
Dina Gubanova Que Huang
Dinesh Kumar Vishwakarma R. B. Radin Firdaus
Dingde Xu Rachele Venanzi
Dino Lovrić Rachmat Hidayat
Djihed Berkouk Radu Racovita
Dmitrii Vlasov Raed Al-Rbaihat
Dmitry Chernyshov Rafal Slefarski
Dmitry Igorevich Iudin Rajagopalan Varadarajan Ranganathan
Dmitry Ruban Rajeev Kumar
Doan Tri Ramazan Sener
Dobromir Pressyanov Rana Waqar Aslam
Domenico Di Mauro Ranganathan Rani Hemamalini
Domenico Sguerso Ranjit Paul
Domenico Toscano Ranka Godec
Donatella Guzzi Raoof Mostafazadeh
Donghai Lin Ratchagaraja Dhairiyasamy
Dongran Song Ratna Kishore Velamati
Dongshuai Li Raul Perianez
Dongwei Fu Ravi Varma
Dongxiang Wang Ray Nassar
Dornadula Chandrasekharam Regina Hitzenberger
Dorota Porowska René Parra
Driss Bari Reza Askarizad
Duanyang Liu Ricardo Braga
Duran Karakaş Richard Mueller
Dwarshala Siva Krishna Reddy Rick Lader
Ebode Valentin Brice Ricky Kemarau
Ece Polat Rishikesh Singh
Edgar Tello-Leal Ritesh Pattnaik
Edoardo Bucchignani Rizwan Karim
Egor Dyukarev Rizzieri Pedruzzi
Ehab Alshamaileh Robert Oleniacz
Ekbordin Winijkul Robert Onyeneke
El Khalil Cherif Robert Rogers
Elaheh Neshat Robert Siebers
Elena Vyshkvarkova Robert Tardif
Eleonora Nistor Roberto Bizzarri
Eliseo Hernandez-Martinez Rodolfo Rodriguez
Eliza Kalbarczyk Rodolfo Sosa Echeverría
Elmar Träbert Rodrigo Silva
Elmer Rolando Llanos Villarreal Roelof Burger
Elnaz Amirahmadi Rogério Galante Negri
Elumalai Perumal Venkatesan Roja Raman Mekalathur
Elvira Kovač-Andrić Rolando Salgado Estrada
Emad Yousif Rolf Bergs
Eman Tawfik Rolland Fleury
Emilie Beaudon Roman Gorbunov
Emma Gaitán Fernández Roman Vasilyev
Emmanuel Eze Rong Gan
Enrico Mancinelli Roni Nugraha
Enrico Pisoni Rosa Claudia Torcasio
Environmental Kerolli Mustafa Rosendo Romero-Andrade
Eresanya Emmanuel Rossana Paparella
Ernesto Pino-Cortés Rowe Bertrand
Erzsébet Kristóf Rui Elias
Eshani Hettiarachchi Rui Gao
Eugene Rozanov Rui Lança
Euripides N. Avgoustoglou Rumiana Bojilova
Eva Merico Ruslan Fedorov
Eva Pauli Russ Schnell
Eva Remisova Ryan Thalman
Evangelia Golia Sabab Ali Shah
Evgenii Ponomarev Sabina Kordana-Obuch
Evgeny Volodin Sabrina Gentile
Fabio Goncalves Sabrina Hempel
Fabio Murena Sabur Abdullaev
Fabricio Daniel Dos Santos Silva Saddam Waheed
Fahad Bin Abdullah Saeed Farzaneh
Faisal Mehmood Saeid Amini
Fan Zhang Saeid Haji-Aghajany
Fanchao Meng Sahar Zahiri
Fanel Dorel Scheaua Saikat Ghosh
Faroq Razzaz Sajid Ali
Fatemeh Mollaamin Salahuddin Jaber
Fazli Hameed Saleh Aminyavari
Federica Castellani Salman Ghafoor
Federica Torrisi Salvador Garcia-Ayllon
Fedor Barkov Salvatore Larosa
Fedor Vybornov Salvatore Romano
Fei Yang Samar Swify
Feifei Shen Sambandh Bhusan Dhal
Felipe Costa Sameh Monna
Felix Arion Samiran Das
Fethi Ouallouche Sampad Kumar Panda
Fikret Alic Samuel Chukwu
Flavia Ribeiro Samuel Nwokolo
Flavio T. Couto Samy Anwar
Florea Adrian Sana Arshad
Florin Sala Sandeep K. Malyan
Francesca Borghi Sandeep Samantaray
Francesco Ciani Sandra Mogo
Francesco Marinello Sanjib Kumar Deb
Francesco Nozzoli Sanjit Kumar Mondal
Francisco Molero Sanjit Mondal
Franco Biasioli Sanjok Poudel
Frank Baffour-Ata Sannasiraj Sannasiraj
Frank Marks Santiago Lain
František Synák Saqib Ali
Frédéric Bernardin Sara Conti
Froila Palmeiro Sara Pensieri
Fuhaid Alshammari Sara Todeschini
Fulya Islek Sarat Mohapatra
Fuqiang Lu Sarfraz Hashim
Gabor Ujvari Sarkawt Hama
Gabriel Costa Sarmad Ghader
Gabriel López Sayantan Sarkar
Gagan Mandal Scott Chambers
Galina Dultseva Sébastien Doutreloup
Galina Zhamsueva Selcan Karakus
Ganesh Nikalje Selim Esen
Gaurav Mudgal Senlin Lu
Gavendra Pandey Serdar Bilen
Geena Prasad Sergey Kopylov
Gennadi Milinevsky Sergey Kuznetsov
Geonhwa Jee Sergey Matrosov
George Hotos Sergey Rozanov
Georgios Balasis Sergii Sagin
Georgios Bartzas Sergio Taraglio
Gert-Jan Steeneveld Seyed Asaad Hosseini
Gheorghe Grigoras Seyed Mohammad Moein Sadeghi
Giandomenico Foti Seyed Vahid Razavi-Termeh
Gino Dardanelli Shabnam Sadri Moghaddam
Giorgia Predari Shady Attia
Giorgio Anfuso Shani Tiwari
Giovanni Angiulli Shaocheng Zhang
Girish Kumar Shaohua Lei
Giuliana Drava Shareefdeen Zarook
Giuseppe Oliveto Sheng-Hung Wang
Giuseppina Albano Shengli Yang
Gopal Shukla Sheng-Po Chen
Goran Gašparac Shida Sun
Graciela Padilla-Castillo Shiv Vendra Singh
Graciela Ruiz-Aguilar Shouji Pang
Gregori Moreira Shuaiyi Shi
Grigorios Beligiannis Shuhao Li
Grigorios Kyriakopoulos Shujie Yuan
Guadalupe Esteban Vazquez-Becerra Shunsheng Wang
Guido Pirovano Shuo Ma
Guoyou Zhang Shuolin Xiao
Guozhen Xia Shuping Wu
Gurpreet Chhabra Sibo Li
Gustavo Lascalea Silvia Coelho
Habib Gürbüz Silvia Puiu
Habib Shah Silvio Figueroa
Hai Lin Silvio Nocera
Haibo Liu Simbarashe Jombo
Haijiang Wang Simona Mancini
Haitham Ayyad Simona Verde
Haiying Li Sinan Li
Halil Ibrahim Burgan Sinan Nacar
Hamed Ebrahimian Singara Singh Kasana
Han Yuan Siqi Ma
Hana Grison Sk Ajim Ali
Hanns Moshammer Slaven Gasparovic
Hao Liu Slavica Malinovic-Milicevic
Haobo Li Snezhana Abarzhi
Haochi Che Snezhana Dineva
Haofei Wang Sohail Ahmad
Haomiao Xie Solomon Bililign
Haoteng Zhao Soujan Ghosh
Harish Viswanathan Soumik Das
Harry D. Kambezidis Spyridon Chronopoulos
Haruna Moda Srinivasa Ramanujam Kannan
Hasan Bilgehan Makineci Srishti Jain
Hasan Tosun Stanislav Juráň
Hasnain Ahmad Stavros Cheristanidis
He Panxing Stavros Poulopoulos
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Henry Alba Stella Manika
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Hugo Wai Leung Mak Svetlana Veretenenko
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Hyeyum Hailey Shin Syeda Adila Batool
Hyungkyoo Kim Sylwia Wciślik
Igor Karlović Syugo Hayashi
Iimran Shahid Szymon Hoffman
Ilan Levy Tahir Alyas
Ilias Fountoulakis Tai-Long He
Ilias Lazos Tajamul Hussain
Iltaf Khan Takeshi Emura
Ilyas Khan Tangzhe Nie
Imran Bodlah Tao Zhu
Induruwage Fernando Tariq Kadir
Ioana Balan Tatyana V. Belonenko
Ioana Stanculescu Tauseef Ahmad
Ioannis Contopoulos Teerachai Amnuaylojaroen
Ioannis Faraslis Temitope Ojo
Ioannis Kokkoris Teng Shao
Ioannis Logothetis Teodor Rusu
Ioannis Pytharoulis Teodoro Georgiadis
Ioannis Tegoulias Tetyana Pimonenko
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Isaac Nooni Thiago Murari
Isabel Alvarado-Cruz Thierry Boulard
Ishfaq Ahmad Thomas Lei
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Isidoro Russo Tian Xia
Isidro A. Pérez Tianliang Zhao
Ismael Fuente Tianning Su
Ismail Anil Tianwen Wei
Ismail Ben Abdallah Tien Nguyen
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Ivan Kovalets Timur Imankulov
Ivan Secerov Tin Lukić
Ivana Jakovljević Tingzhao Yu
Ivana Tosic Tom Daniels
Ivana Vukanac Tomasz Gierczak
J. R. K. Kumar Dabbakuti Tomasz Janusz Teleszewski
Jadwiga Nidzgorska-Lencewicz Tomasz Krzysztof Oszako
Jamel Seidu Tomoaki Okuda
James Innes Tong Guo
James Milner Tosiyuki Nakaegawa
James Voogt Tualar Simarmata
Jamilah Mohd Salim Tuan Poy Tee
Jamshad Hussain Tufa Dinku
Jan Cudzik U Yanagi
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Jane A. Entwistle Ujjwal Layek
Janusz Adamczyk Urban Žvar Baškovič
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Jegalakshimi Jewaratnam Veber Costa
Jiahe Lin Vedran Mrzljak
Jialiang Feng Veli Yavuz
Jian Shi Venkata Subba Sai Satish Guda
Jian Sun Venkateshk Kavutarapu
Jianan Zhao Venkateswara Kode
Jianfeng Chen Ventura Castillo Ramos
Jiang Chen Victor Hugo Guerra Cobián
Jianhui Bai Víctor Molina García
Jianhui Xu Victor Novikov
Jianhui Yang Victor Valverde Morales
Jianlin Ren Viktoriya Galushko
Jianlong Li Vinay Kumar Gaddam
Jianwan Ji Vincenzo Laporta
Jie Ma Vinod Kumar
Jie Zeng Vinod Phogat
Ji-Gang Xu Vinoth Kumaravelu
Jing Liu Violeta Mugica-Álvarez
Jing Wang Virve Karsisto
Jinghua Ye Vladimir Bocharnikov
Jingyu Wang Vladimir Dvoretsky
Jinjian Li Vladimir G. Petrov
Jinkai Tan Vladimir Milisavljevic
Jinlong Liu Vladimir Obolkin
Jinxiang Xi Vladimir Solovyev
Jinxin Zhu Vyacheslav Klyukhin
Jinze Song Vyacheslav Lobanov
Joan Bech Wangshu Tan
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Joanna Sender Wei Du
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João Everthon Da Silva Ribeiro Wei Han
Joao Gomes Wei Yan
Joel Sánchez-Piñero Weiche Huang
Johan Padding Wei-Chiang Hong
John Christodoulakis Wei-Ping Hu
Jonathan Suazo-Hernández Weiqiang Ma
Jorge Bandeira Weiwei Jiang
Jorge Carrasco Wenfang Lu
Jorge Delgado Weng Siew Lam
Jorgen Frederiksen Wenjin Sun
Jório Cabral Júnior Wenjun Cui
José A. Orosa Wen-Tse Hsiao
Jose Alonso Werner Jacobs
Jose Batista Rodriguez Wiktor Halecki
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José Marchezi William Miller
Jose Navarro Pedreño William P. L. Carter
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Jose Piqueira Worradorn Phairuang
Jou-Man Huang Xi Cao
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Jovana Ostojić Xiangjin Shen
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Junhuai Yang Xiaoliang Shi
Junli Zhou Xiaotian Xu
Junyi He Xiechong Gu
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Justin Albert Xing Su
Kai Meng Xinyue Mo
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Kandula Subrahmayam Xuguang Cai
Kanike Raghavendra Kumar Xuguang Sun
Kapil Kumar Sharma Xukun Yin
Karim Kriaa Xuying Ma
Karoline Barkjohn Yafei Wang
Karoly Nemeth Yakai Guo
Kasiviswanathan Ks Yana Virolainen
Katarzyna Kubiak-Wójcicka Yang Ruixing
Katya Georgieva Yangquan Chen
Kazem Reza Kashyzadeh Yanjun Wang
Ke Liu Yasar Ostovan
Kefan Huang Yaseen Al-Mulla
Keivan Kabiri Yash Pal
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Keng Yinn Wong Yassmine El-Gindy
Kenny Lim Kam Sian Yatian Li
Kevin Adkins Yen-Hsun Chuang
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Kinga Kulesza Yi Sun
Kingsy Grace Rajaretnam Ying Li
Kiwon Lee Yingying Fu
Klemen Bucar Yisheng Zhang
Klemens Hocke Yoav Yair
Kleomenis Kalogeropoulos Yog Aryal
Knut Lehre Seip Yong Ha Kim
Konstantin Volkov Yong Zhang
Konstantinos Moustris Yongdi Wang
Koraljka Bakrač Yonghang Lai
Kristian Fabbri Yongjie Huang
Kritanai Torsri Yongli He
Krushna Gouda Yongming Xu
Krystian Skubacz Yongzhu Xiong
Krystyna Pawlas Yoshika Sekine
Krzysztof Chwastek Yoshiya Kasahara
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Kseniia Nepeina Yu Chang
Kshama Gupta Yuan Xia
Kuo-Lung Wang Yuanjie Deng
Kwangsun Ryu Yuanzheng Li
Ladislav Rozenský Yuchao Chen
Lambe Barandovski Yuefeng Lu
Lance Wallace Yujiang Xiong
Laura Bulgariu Yujing Yang
Laura Turconi Yuliya Kurdyaeva
Laurence Campbell Yunchuan Yang
Laurent Raymond Yunheng Wang
Le Fang Yunkai Cai
Le Van Sang Yunus Kaya
Lei Zhang Yunxiang Liu
Leonardo Primavera Yuriy Kuleshov
Leonardo Santos Yury Tatiana Granja-Salcedo
Lev Eppelbaum Yury Yasyukevich
Lev Labzovskii Yutang Wang
Li Liao Yuxin Zhang
Li Luo Zaeem Babar
Liang Sujie Zaher Al Barakeh
Liang Yang Zahra Noorisameleh
Liangtao Xu Zaide Duran
Lianqing Xue Zbigniew Leonowicz
Lijian Zheng Zeashan Khan
Lili Dong Zechen Yu
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Lim Hwee San Zerouali Bilel
Lindita Bande Zhaohui Yang
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Luis Miguel Calvo Herrero Zhongmei Wan
Lujie Zhou Zia Ul Rehman Tahir
Luka Vukić Zihan Wang
Lukas Schwalt Zisimos Toumasatos
Łukasz Orman Zoran Mijić

24 January 2024
Atmosphere | Highly Cited Reviews in 2022

“Climate Change and Livestock Production: A Literature Review”
by Muxi Cheng, Bruce McCarl and Chengcheng Fei
Atmosphere 2022, 13(1), 140; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13010140
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/1/140

“Carbon Dioxide Capture through Physical and Chemical Adsorption Using Porous Carbon Materials: A Review”
by Oneesha H. P. Gunawardene, Chamila A. Gunathilake, Kumar Vikrant and Sumedha M. Amaraweera
Atmosphere 2022, 13(3), 397; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13030397
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/3/397

“Application and Development of Selective Catalytic Reduction Technology for Marine Low-Speed Diesel Engine: Trade-Off among High Sulfur Fuel, High Thermal Efficiency, and Low Pollution Emission”
by Yuanqing Zhu, Weihao Zhou, Chong Xia and Qichen Hou
Atmosphere 2022, 13(5), 731; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13050731
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/5/731

“A Review on the Observed Climate Change in Europe and Its Impacts on Viticulture”
by Fotoula Droulia and Ioannis Charalampopoulos
Atmosphere 2022, 13(5), 837; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13050837
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/5/837

“Revisiting Total Particle Number Measurements for Vehicle Exhaust Regulations”
by Barouch Giechaskiel, Anastasios Melas, Giorgio Martini, Panagiota Dilara and Leonidas Ntziachristos
Atmosphere 2022, 13(2), 155; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13020155
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/2/155

“Heatwaves in South Asia: Characterization, Consequences on Human Health, and Adaptation Strategies”
by Ayushi Sharma, Gerry Andhikaputra and Yu-Chun Wang
Atmosphere 2022, 13(5), 734; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13050734
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/5/734

“A Systematic Literature Review on Controlled-Environment Agriculture: How Vertical Farms and Greenhouses Can Influence the Sustainability and Footprint of Urban Microclimate with Local Food Production”
by Christos Vatistas, Dafni Despoina Avgoustaki and Thomas Bartzanas
Atmosphere 2022, 13(8), 1258; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13081258
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/8/1258

“Vehicle Emissions and Urban Air Quality: 60 Years of Progress”
by Timothy J. Wallington, James E. Anderson, Rachael H. Dolan and Sandra L. Winkler
Atmosphere 2022, 13(5), 650; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13050650
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/5/650

“Mitigation Strategies of Air Pollutants for Mechanical Ventilated Livestock and Poultry Housing—A Review”
by Li Guo, Bo Zhao, Yingying Jia, Fuyang He and Weiwei Chen
Atmosphere 2022, 13(3), 452; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13030452
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/3/452

“The Sun and Space Weather”
by Nat Gopalswamy
Atmosphere 2022, 13(11), 1781; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13111781
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/11/1781

24 January 2024
Atmosphere | Highly Cited Articles in 2022

“Machine Learning in Weather Prediction and Climate Analyses—Applications and Perspectives”
by Bogdan Bochenek and Zbigniew Ustrnul
Atmosphere 2022, 13(2), 180; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13020180
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/2/180

“Circulation and Climate Variability in the Czech Republic between 1961 and 2020: A Comparison of Changes for Two “Normal” Periods”
by Rudolf Brázdil, Pavel Zahradníček, Petr Dobrovolný, Jan Řehoř, Miroslav Trnka, Ondrej Lhotka and Petr Štěpánek
Atmosphere 2022, 13(1), 137; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13010137
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/1/137

“Global Monitoring of Ionospheric Weather by GIRO and GNSS Data Fusion”
by Ivan Galkin, Adam Froń, Bodo Reinisch, Manuel Hernández-Pajares, Andrzej Krankowski, Bruno Nava, Dieter Bilitza, Kacper Kotulak, Paweł Flisek, Zishen Li et al.
Atmosphere 2022, 13(3), 371; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13030371
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/3/371

“Large Amounts of Water Vapor Were Injected into the Stratosphere by the Hunga Tonga—Hunga Ha’apai Volcano Eruption”
by Jingyuan Xu, Dan Li, Zhixuan Bai, Mengchu Tao and Jianchun Bian
Atmosphere 2022, 13(6), 912; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13060912
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/6/912

“A New Look into the South America Precipitation Regimes: Observation and Forecast”
by Glauber W. S. Ferreira and Michelle S. Reboita
Atmosphere 2022, 13(6), 873; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13060873
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/6/873

“Influence of Convectively Driven Flows in the Course of a Large Fire in Portugal: The Case of Pedrógão Grande”
by Paulo Pinto, Álvaro Pimpão Silva, Domingos Xavier Viegas, Miguel Almeida, Jorge Raposo and Luís Mário Ribeiro
Atmosphere 2022, 13(3), 414; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13030414
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/3/414

“Insights about the Sources of PM2.5 in an Urban Area from Measurements of a Low-Cost Sensor Network”
by Georgios Kosmopoulos, Vasileios Salamalikis, Angeliki Matrali, Spyros N. Pandis and Andreas Kazantzidis
Atmosphere 2022, 13(3), 440; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13030440
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/3/440

“Wind Estimation with Multirotor UAVs”
by Kilian Meier, Richard Hann, Jan Skaloud and Arthur Garreau
Atmosphere 2022, 13(4), 551; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13040551
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/4/551

“Concept of Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for 3D Investigation of Air Quality in the Atmosphere—Example of Measurements Near a Roadside”
by Abdul Samad, Diego Alvarez Florez, Ioannis Chourdakis and Ulrich Vogt
Atmosphere 2022, 13(5), 663; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13050663
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/5/663

“Climatic Change Characteristics towards the ”Warming–Wetting” Trend in the Pan-Central-Asia Arid Region”
by Xinyang Yan, Qiang Zhang, Xueyuan Ren, Xiaoyong Wang, Xiaomin Yan, Xiaoqin Li, Lan Wang and Lili Bao
Atmosphere 2022, 13(3), 467; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13030467
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/3/467

2 January 2024
MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter #7 - Nobel Laureates Entrust MDPI with Their Research

Welcome to the MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter.

In these monthly letters, I will showcase two key aspects of our work at MDPI: our commitment to empowering researchers and our determination to facilitating open scientific exchange.


Opening Thoughts

Nobel Prize Laureates Entrust MDPI with Their Research

The Nobel Prize stands as a hallmark of distinction, honouring ground-breaking research across disciplines. Annually, the Nobel Prizes are awarded in six categories: Physics, Chemistry, Medicine or Physiology, Literature, Peace, and Economic Sciences.

Through the years, renowned scholars have entrusted MDPI with their work. As at December 2023, 26 Nobel laureates have contributed to more than 75 articles across 25 MDPI journals, including: Antibiotics, Applied Sciences, Biology, Biomedicines, Cancers, Catalysts, Cells, Crystals, Entropy, Games, IJMS, Life, Materials, Micromachines, Molecules, Pharmaceuticals, PharmaceuticsPhotonics, Quantum Beam Science, Remote Sensing, Sensors, Solids, Universe, Vaccines, and Viruses.

The best of the best trust us with their work.

Nobel Prize Laureates Who Have Published with MDPI

We are proud to list the names of Pierre Agostini, Hiroshi Amano, Werner Arber, Aaron Ciechanover, Robert H. Grubbs, Oliver Hart, Gerard ‘t Hooft, Michael Houghton, Harald zur Hausen, Katalin Karikó, Jean-Marie Lehn, Gérard Mourou, Ferid Murad, Shuji Nakamura, William Nordhaus, Kostya S. Novoselov, Giorgio Parisi, Charles M. Rice, Alvin E. Roth, Donna Strickland, K. Barry Sharpless, George F. Smoot, Anne L’Huillier, Drew Weissman, Kurt Wüthrich, Ada Yonath.

The privilege of hosting such contributors resonates deeply with our editorial teams. For instance, in this interview, the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of Universe speaks on the significance of publishing a paper by Nobel laureate Gerard ’t Hooft within the journal.

2023 Nobel Prize Winners Published by MDPI

Nobel Prize Winners, 2023: Katalin Karikó, Drew Weissman, Anne L’Huillier (Ill. Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach)

Three laureates from the 2023 Nobel Prize cohort have trusted MDPI as their publishing platform. Notably, in a 2022 Pharmaceutics paper, molecular biologist Katalin Karikó and her team presented a methodology for evaluating mRNA capping efficiency, pivotal for therapeutic applications. Pharmaceutics had previously dedicated a Special Issue to “mRNA Therapeutics: A Themed Issue in Honor of Professor Katalin Karikó”, spotlighting ten articles from August 2021 to February 2022.

In the journal Vaccines, Professor Drew Weissman, collaborating with scholars from Pennsylvania University and George Mason University, contributed an influential review titled “Nanomaterial Delivery Systems for mRNA Vaccines”. His collaborative efforts spanned five papers across MDPI journals between 2021 and 2023.

Furthermore, Anne L'Huillier of Lund University, only the fifth female recipient of the Physics Prize, co-authored an article in Applied Sciences focusing on "Advanced EUV and X-Ray Optics". Similarly, Pierre Agostini, an Emeritus Professor from Ohio State University, co-authored an article featured in the special issue "Attosecond Science and Technology: Principles and Applications".

We extend heartfelt congratulations to all Nobel Prize laureates and express sincere gratitude for their confidence in MDPI as a platform for their scholarly contributions.

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Impactful Research

MDPI Journals Newly Indexed in 2023

The aim of indexing is to enhance the quality and credibility of published research, ensuring that researchers access the most credible resources available. While the principle behind citation indexing is straightforward, it remains one of the most dependable methods for tracking an idea's evolution across various scientific disciplines.

Throughout the year, MDPI works to expand the reach of our publications across premier multidisciplinary databases like Web of Science, Scopus, EBSCO, and ProQuest. This initiative is spearheaded by MDPI's Indexing team, under the leadership of Dr. Constanze Schelhorn.

In 2023, MDPI achieved 54 new acceptances in Scopus, 29 in Web of Science, 52 in EBSCO, and 83 in DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals.

The team prioritizes ensuring that our journals feature in numerous specialized databases, including PMC, PubMed, MEDLINE, Inspec, CAS, and FSTA, among others. Currently, MDPI collaborates with over 65 renowned international databases, consistently enhancing our database affiliations annually.

MDPI’s journals are indexed in all major global databases.

Furthermore, we collaborate with universities and government organizations to list our journals in country-specific ranking lists and relevant institutional repositories. This ensures compliance with requirements often set by funders or institutions for authors to publish in specific journals.

Web of Science Adds 24 MDPI Journals to Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

Clarivate recently analysed MDPI’s new journals, resulting in 24 journals, mainly established in 2020, being added to the ESCI in November and December 2023. Additionally, five journals passed this assessment earlier in the year. For a complete list of our journals in Web of Science, refer here. Journals in the ESCI meet 24 quality criteria, ensuring editorial rigor. They may be considered for inclusion in broader indices like the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), or the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), based on four impact criteria.

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Inside MDPI

MDPI Appoints New Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Alistair Freeland returned to MDPI and assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer in November 2023, a position he previously held from 2013 to 2019. He succeeds Dr. Yu Lin, who will remain a member of MDPI’s Board of Directors, overseeing significant financial decisions for the company. I would like to express my sincere thanks to Dr. Yu Lin for his service as COO.

Alistair brings extensive experience not only in scholarly publishing but also in technology and business management. Prior to rejoining MDPI, he was associated with SIX Group, the entity responsible for Switzerland's financial market infrastructure. There, he played a pivotal role in developing the blockchain-based platform SDX (SIX Digital Exchange), which has gained traction among major Swiss banks and the Swiss National Bank.

As COO, Alistair will collaborate with the MDPI management team to improve the practices and services we offer to scholarly communities. I am pleased to welcome Alistair back to MDPI and look forward to his contributions going forward.

Coming Together for Science

MDPI’s 2024 In-Person Academic Events Schedule

MDPI's Conference Team is dedicated to organizing and hosting in-person academic events across Europe, Asia-Pacific, and North America. We recognize conferences as invaluable platforms for scientific collaboration, scholarly exchange, discussions on contemporary topics, networking, and forging collaborations.

Here's a glimpse of the notable events we currently have scheduled for 2024:

14–16 February, 2024
Viruses 2024 – A World of Viruses
Location: Barcelona, Spain
We are honoured to feature Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Charles M. Rice and ‘Distinguished Senior Virologist’ Prof. Luis Enjuanes as keynote speakers for this 5th edition.
Event details

24–26 April, 2024
4th MMCS – Harnessing the Power of New Drug Modalities 
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Esteemed speakers include Prof. Arun K. Ghosh, the mind behind the Darunavir molecule, and Prof. Paul Brennan, CSO of Alzheimer's Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute.
Event details

28–31 May, 2024
Polymers 2024 – Polymers for a Safe and Sustainable Future
Location:
Athens, Greece
We look forward to welcoming renowned experts like Prof. Damià Barceló, Prof. Minna Hakkareinen, and Prof. Armando J. D. Silvestre to this event.
Event details

1–4 August, 2024
The 1st International Conference on AI Sensors & The 10th International Symposium on Sensor Science
Location: Singapore
The AI Sensors 2024 Conference will unite innovators and experts in the realms of sensors, sensing technology, and artificial intelligence.
Event details

Upcoming events with details to be announced:

  • September 2024, Materials 2024 – Basel, Switzerland
  • 1921 September 2024, International Conference on Nanomaterials Sciences 2024 – Beijing, China
  • October 2024, ncRNA 2024 – Basel, Switzerland
  • November 2024, Pharmaceuticals 2024 – Barcelona, Spain
  • 2226 November 2024, International Conference on Science of Electronics – Wuhan, China
  • Stay tuned for more details on the Sustainable Publishing Forum 2024.

Click here for all upcoming MDPI events.

Organize Your Event with MDPI’s Sciforum

Sciforum is MDPI’s platform dedicated to the organization of scientific events. In line with our mission to promote science, Sciforum supports scholars, societies, research networks, and universities at all stages of organizing in-person events, virtual events and webinars. Our platforms are efficient, user-friendly, and cost-effective. We handle all steps related to event management. Contact us for details.

Closing Thoughts

Reflecting on 2023 and Looking Ahead to 2024

As we approach 2024, I reflect on the incredible journey we’ve had together at MDPI this year. The past 12 months have been marked by ambitious projects and initiatives to improve our internal processes, and a commitment to continue delivering top-notch services to our stakeholders. I’d like to thank each and every one of our staff members for contributing to the positive experiences our stakeholders have reported in our surveys. Your dedication to speed, efficiency, and effective communication with our stakeholders is very much recognized and appreciated.

Becoming a stronger organisation

While we have encountered challenges in 2023, it’s important to understand that these are a part of our growth process. Difficulties provide us with opportunities to reflect, address problems at their roots, and ultimately evolve into a stronger organization. Our stakeholders expect us to overcome tough times, and it’s an expectation that we have for ourselves.

I extend my sincere appreciation to every MDPI employee, from our editorial office and IT department to marketing, indexing, IOAP, societies, Scientific Office board, products, production, conferences, finance, operations, admin, and beyond. To our newest team members, a warm welcome; to our longstanding colleagues, your dedication is invaluable.

“I am committed to taking MDPI to a new level of excellence.”

Interacting with many of you during my visits to our offices and representing MDPI at external events has been a personal highlight. I am deeply grateful to Dr. Lin for entrusting me with the role of CEO of MDPI. Looking forward, I am committed to working closely with our management team to lead MDPI and take it to a new level of excellence, aiming to establish it as the most trusted publisher in open access worldwide. This is a collective endeavour, with each of us shaping MDPI’s reputation. I therefore encourage us to take pride in our work, as it represents not only our craft but also MDPI as a whole.

Accountability and communication

As we look forward to 2024, there’s a lot to be excited about. Together, we’ll navigate challenges, seize growth opportunities, and refine our practices. To solidify MDPI’s position as the premier open access publisher globally, we must bolster accountability, improve stakeholder communication, share MDPI’s best practices, champion the open access philosophy, and educate stakeholders about our mission, methodologies, and motivations.

Thank you for engaging with the CEO Letter over the past six months of 2023. I will continue to release this newsletter as a method of sharing the great work being done at MDPI. Please feel free to connect directly with any insights or questions.

Here’s to a joyous and prosperous 2024!

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

30 November 2023
MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter #6 - MDPI Spain Summit and ResearchGate

Welcome to the MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter.

In these monthly letters, I will showcase two key aspects of our work at MDPI: our commitment to empowering researchers and our determination to facilitating open scientific exchange.


Opening Thoughts

MDPI Spain Summit


Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI) gives the opening speech at the MDPI Spain Summit.

On Friday 10 November 2023 I was in Barcelona, Spain, to deliver the opening presentation and participate in a panel at MDPI’s Spain Summit, a two-day event, inspired by our salon events in China.

With 16 Editors-in-Chief (EiCs) and 20 Editorial Board Members (EBMs) in attendance, the event, organized by our conference team and Barcelona office, featured presentations on open access (OA), MDPI, and publishing market trends in Spain.

The event provided a great opportunity to engage with stakeholders from various MDPI journals, including Nutrients, Vaccines, Buildings, IJMS, and others. We were able to gather feedback and have open conversations around manuscript quality, the peer-review process, and journal development, as well as accreditation agencies.

The main objective of this Summit was to bring together Editors representing MDPI journals across various disciplines within Spanish universities and research centers, primarily from the Barcelona area. The aim was to facilitate an open and fruitful discussion regarding the development of their journals, the future of OA in Spain, and to provide meaningful interactions and networking opportunities.

Connecting with Editorial Board Members


Stefan Tochev in conversation with Summit participants: "Our EBMs are passionate about the journals they serve."

Interacting with our EBMs in person provides a valuable opportunity to show how important it is to us to connect with them, hear their perspectives on their journals and learn more about their own experience collaborating with MDPI.

From my conversations, it was clear that our EBMs are passionate about the journals they serve. I know the advice they provide may sometimes involve just small tweaks, but these can lead to important improvements. As the saying goes, small hinges swing open big doors.

As at November 2023, MDPI has over 6,300 EBMs affiliated with Spanish institutions, with more than 30 of them serving as EiCs or section EiCs. Furthermore, over 68,000 Spanish scholars have contributed as reviewers in MDPI journals.

Open Access in Spain

In 2023, Spain implemented legislation mandating immediate OA for all publicly funded research, aligning with the EU’s Plan S initiative to expedite the transition to OA. The Spanish government also approved a four-year, €23.8 million annual budget for the first national OA strategy, aiming to make publicly funded research freely accessible upon publication. This strategy aims to strengthen the quality and transparency of research in Spain, and to help promote movement towards a digital, low-carbon economy.

For further details of Spain's OA policy and the history of government mandates, click here.

Spain has already seen a notable decline in subscription-only articles, decreasing by 62% over a 10-year period, while gold OA increased by 42%. Green OA slightly decreased, suggesting a shift towards publishing in gold OA journals rather than traditional subscription-based ones. Here are some statistics from Scopus. 

A big thank-you to the various MDPI teams, including our conference team and the Barcelona office, for organizing this very successful event!


MDPI colleagues from various offices gathered to host and support the first MDPI Spain Summit, in Barcelona, Spain.

I think this type of gathering has the potential to become an annual event in various locations. For example, Manchester could be an option, as we have over 30 EiCs and over 3,000 EBMs in the UK, a top market for MDPI that publishes high-quality research.

Impactful Research

769 Editorial Board Members of MDPI Journals Recognized as Highly Cited Researchers in 2023

Congratulations to our 769 Editorial Board Members from 40 countries/territories who have been awarded Highly Cited Researcher status for 2023 by Clarivate. This recognition is based on their outstanding scientific research contributions and significant influence in various fields, as evidenced by Web of Science data.

Click here to view the full list of 769 Editorial Board Members.

Clarivate's Highly Cited ResearchersTM list identifies individuals with exceptional impact in scientific and social science domains over the past decade. Their papers rank in the top 1% of citations in 21 fields analysed in ‘Essential Science Indicators,’ showcasing their substantial influence.

This year, 7,125 Highly Cited Researcher 2023 designations were issued to 6,849 individuals from 67 countries, representing just 1 in 1,000 researchers worldwide.

These researchers demonstrate exceptional influence, representing a small fraction of contributors pushing the boundaries of knowledge, contributing to global well-being, sustainability, and security.

Congratulations to these scholars for their remarkable achievement: we are honoured to have them on board with our journals!

Inside MDPI

Corporate Marketing and Communications Strategy Session


Members of MDPI’s Corporate Marketing & Communications team.

For the past few years, I have led the Corporate Marketing & Communications department in our annual strategy session.

This typically involves 2–3 days of focused sessions covering key topics including budgeting, hiring targets, campaign reviews, and planning for the upcoming year, department strategy, and structure.

We are constantly exploring ways to optimize the Corporate Marketing & Communications department to support MDPI’s primary objectives and better convey the MDPI story while serving the scholarly community.

The strategy session also serves as a team-building activity, during which the team voted on bowling!

Strategy Session

In this strategy session, we looked at how to align our teams in order to better streamline our content with our campaigns, build a dedicated marketing team to strategically support our core MDPI products, expand our communications teams and functionalities to focus on company-critical campaigns and press releases, align our new brand design system with our marketing initiatives, set up a community and engagement team to support various teams with their outreach and communication efforts, and increase our use of data in the evaluation of campaign performance.

To grow in these areas, we will be hiring for various positions, including those of Public Relations Manager, Communications Manager, Internal Communications Manager, Campaign Manager, Marketing Associate, and Editorial Engagement Manager.

I am grateful for the way our Corporate Marketing & Communications department has grown and gelled over the years, and I look forward to supporting the department teams and their ideas for the future.

Coming Together for Science

ResearchGate and MDPI Partner to Boost the Visibility of Open Access Content through Journal Home


Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI) and Sören Hofmayer (Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, ResearchGate) meet in Berlin, Germany to take their ongoing discussion further.

When I assumed the role of CEO at MDPI, my primary focus was to initiate the building of essential partnerships and collaborations within our industry. After all, I am a firm believer in achieving our goals by helping others achieve theirs and focusing on co-opetition wherever there is an opportunity. I first touched on the notion of co-opetition in MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter #3, particularly when discussing collaborations with Elsevier.

In light of this, Sören Hofmayer (Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at ResearchGate) and I connected recently to continue a discussion that had been ongoing for months. I was quickly brought up to speed and felt there was an opportunity for MDPI journals to pilot the Journal Home service that ResearchGate had launched. This would provide a new way for MDPI to engage with authors and readers and amplify the visibility of our journals.

While I receive many offers and opportunities for discussions with vendors, I am a firm believer that timing is everything, and in this case, the time for us is now. Sören and I met in person during my recent visit to Berlin and decided to proceed with piloting ten MDPI journals with the Journal Home service.

The press release below provides further details.

Press Release: Berlin (Germany) and Basel (Switzerland), 15 November 2023

ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and MDPI, the largest open access publisher in the world and a pioneer in open access publishing, today announced a partnership that will see ten of MDPI’s open access journals benefit from an enhanced presence on ResearchGate through its innovative Journal Home offering.  

This new partnership will expand the reach and visibility of MDPI’s participating flagship journals with ResearchGate’s highly relevant community of more than 25 million researchers globally.

Around 210,000 version-of-record articles from these 10 titles will be readily available on ResearchGate, including the full archive material and all new articles as they are published. These journals also benefit from enhanced brand visibility, with dedicated journal profiles, prominent representation on all associated article pages and all relevant touchpoints across the ResearchGate network – keeping the journals top-of-mind with their reader and author audiences. All articles covered by the new partnership will automatically be added to the authors’ publication records in ResearchGate. This not only reduces MDPI authors’ needs for direct management but also offers them valuable insights into the impact of their work, including data about readership and citations.

Closing Thoughts

November is Men’s Health Awareness Month


Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI) listening to music as he writes at a coffee shop in Basel, Switzerland.

November is dedicated to raising awareness of various men’s health issues. I have been fortunate to have positive male role models in my life, and I strive to share my experiences with others.

I used to take part in Movember, growing my moustache throughout November to raise awareness and funds and to help “change the face of men’s health.” With male family and friends impacted by physical and mental health issues, I have recently become more interested in men’s overall well-being.

Men often face stigma involving the perceived need always to be strong and have things figured out. Recently, I’ve had meaningful conversations with male friends and colleagues about issues we rarely discuss, and it was a positive experience.

Various factors impact men’s health and well-being, all too easily leading to risky health behaviours including a lack of health awareness, poor health education, and negative, culturally induced, behaviour patterns in our work and personal lives. I hope we can break down these barriers in our work environment.

Healthy men help build healthy families and a healthy society

Men are less likely than women to seek help with their physical and mental health struggles. This is a reminder to prioritize your overall well-being. I hope that as men, we will continue to open up to one another, becoming vulnerable in order to share what we are going through. By sharing and by supporting each other, we can learn and grow together. You are not alone, and when you fall, you can still get up and stand tall.

From one broski to another, you are loved and appreciated. I hope this mindset carries into December and beyond.

Mindfulness

Our content team recently released a handful of articles on mindfulness, a practice that I believe provides a good opportunity for stress release and self-reflection:

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

21 November 2023
769 Editorial Board Members of MDPI Journals Achieve Highly Cited Researcher Recognition in 2023


We extend our sincere congratulations to the 769 Editorial Board Members of our journals – from 40 different countries/territories – who have been recognized as Highly Cited Researchers for the year 2023 by Clarivate. They are being recognized for their high-quality scientific research achievements and outstanding contributions to their professional fields, as indicated by Web of Science data.

Clarivate's annual list of Highly Cited ResearchersTM identifies the most highly cited scientists for the past decade who stand out for their significant and broad influence in various scientific and social science domains. Their impactful papers are among the top 1 per cent in the citation distribution of one or more of 21 fields analyzed in the "Essential Science Indicators", distinguishing them as hugely influential among their peers.

This year, 7,125 Highly Cited Researcher 2023 designations were issued to 6,849 individuals from 67 countries, representing just 1 in 1,000 researchers worldwide.

This means that these researchers have demonstrated an incredible level of significant and broad influence in their chosen field or fields over the last decade. They represent a small fraction of the researcher population whose contributions disproportionately push the boundaries of knowledge, enhancing global well-being, sustainability, and security.

Congratulations to the scholars for their noteworthy achievement – we are honored to have them on board with our journals!


Abate, Antonio
Aguilera, Ruth V.
Ahmed, Warish
Ahn, Myung-Ju
An, Qiaoshi
Anasori, Babak
Andersson, Dan I.
Angeletti, Silvia
Annabi, Nasim
Antinori, Spinello
Ariga, Katsuhiko
Asa, Sylvia L.
Astruc, Didier
Atala, Anthony
Atanasov, Atanas G.
Balsamo, Gianpaolo
Bandodkar, Amay J.
Banks, William A.
Bao, Yan-Ping
Barba, Francisco J.
Barnes, Peter J.
Barnholtz-Sloan, Jill S.
Barrow, Colin J.
Bashir, Ali Kashif
Basit, Abdul W.
Bassetti, Matteo
Batley, Jacqueline
Battino, Maurizio
Behnood, Ali
Benediktsson, Jon Atli
Biondi, Antonio
Bjarnsholt, Thomas
Blaschke, Thomas
Blay, Jean-Yves
Blumwald, Eduardo
Blunt, John W.
Boczkaj, Grzegorz
Bogers, Marcel
Bonomo, Robert A.
Boyd, Robert W.
Boyer, Cyrille
Braeckmans, Kevin
Bragazzi, Nicola Luigi
Bu, Wenbo
Bursać Kovačević, Danijela
Bush, Ashley I.
Byrd, John C.
Cabeza, Luisa F.
Cai, Xingjuan
Cambria, Erik
Cao, Guozhong
Cao, Xingzhong
Capasso, Raffaele
Carvalho, Andre F.
Casper, Jonathan
Castellanos-Gomez, Andres
Cavalli, Giacomo
Chai, Siang-Piao
Chan, Jasper Fuk-Woo
Chan, Timothy A.
Chang, Chih-Hao
Chang, Guoqing
Chao, Dongliang
Chen, Bo
Chen, Chaoji
Chen, Fahu
Chen, Gang
Chen, Jianmin
Chen, Jun
Chen, Jun
Chen, Jun
Chen, Lidong
Chen, Lingxin
Chen, Min
Chen, Mou
Chen, Peng
Chen, Qian
Chen, Qianwang
Chen, Shaowei
Chen, Shuangming
Chen, Wei
Chen, Xiaobo
Chen, Yimin
Chen, Yu
Chen, Yulin
Chen, Zhong
Chen, Zonghai
Cheng, Gong
Cheng, Huanyu
Cheng, Laifei
Cheng, Qiang
Chew, Kit Wayne
Chiclana, Francisco
Choi, Wonyong
Choi, Young Hae
Chowdhary, Anuradha
Cichocki, Andrzej
Clevers, Hans
Coops, Nicholas C.
Cortes, Javier
Cortes, Jorge
Costanza, Robert
Creutzig, Felix
Crommie, Michael F.
Cuadrado, Antonio
Cui, Haiying
Cui, Yi
Curigliano, Giuseppe
Dai, Sheng
Dai, Shifeng
Daiber, Andreas
Davies, Michael J.
Davis, Thomas P.
Dawson, Ted M.
de la Fuente-Nunez, Cesar
Delord, Jean-Pierre
Demaria, Marco
Deng, Xiangzheng
Desneux, Nicolas
Dikic, Ivan
Dimopoulos, Meletios-Athanasios
Ding, Aijun
Ding, Jianxun
Dokmeci, Mehmet Remzi
Dolgui, Alexandre
Dong, Chung-Li
Dou, Shi Xue
Dragicevic, Tomislav
Du, Bo
Du, Qian
Du, Yonghua
Duan, Xidong
Dufresne, Alain
Dummer, Reinhard
Edwards, David
Elaissari, Abdelhamid
ElMasry, Gamal
Enjuanes, Luis
Fabbro, Doriano
Facchetti, Antonio
Fan, Junliang
Fan, Kelong
Fan, Xiulin
Fan, Zhanxi
Fang, Baizeng
Fang, Chuanglin
Fang, Yongjin
Fasano, Alessio
Feng, Liangzhu
Feng, Xuning
Fensholt, Rasmus
Ferdinandy, Péter
Fernandez-Lafuente, Roberto
Filippi, Massimo
Flavian, Carlos
Fortino, Giancarlo
Fowler, Michael
Franceschi, Claudio
Frattini, Federico
Friston, Karl J.
Fu, Gengtao
Gai, Francesco
Gaisford, Simon
Galanakis, Charis M.
Galluzzi, Lorenzo
Galvano, Fabio
Gan, Ren-You
Gao, Feng
Gao, Huijun
Gao, Huile
Gao, Peng
Gao, Wei
Garbe, Claus
Garg, Abhishek D.
Gasbarrini, Antonio
Gastaldelli, Amalia
Gautier, Emmanuel L.
Genevet, Patrice
Geng, Yong
Gerdts, Gunnar
Geschwind, Daniel H.
Ghaffari, Roozbeh
Ghamisi, Pedram
Giacobbe, Daniele Roberto
Giampieri, Francesca
Gillies, Robert J.
Godos, Justyna
Gogotsi, Yury
Golding, Nick
Gong, Jinlong
Gong, Peng
Gong, Yongji
Govindan, Kannan
Gozal, David
Grancini, Giulia
Grant, William B.
Graus, Francesc
Green, Douglas R.
Grosso, Giuseppe
Gu, Meng
Gu, Zhanjun
Guan, Cao
Gueimonde, Miguel
Gui, Guan
Guigo, Roderic
Guo, Hengyu
Guo, Jianping
Guo, Lin
Guo, Song
Guo, Yan
Guo, Zaiping
Gupta, Rangan
Gutzmer, Ralf
Haase, Dagmar
Hagger, Martin S.
Hall, C. Michael
Han, Fudong
Han, Heesup
Hanes, Justin
Hartung, Hans-Peter
He, Bao-Jie  
He, Debiao
He, Hongwen
He, Jiaqing
He, Jie
He, Jr-Hau
He, Qiong
He, Xiangming
He, Xijun
He, Zhili
Heneka, Michael T.
Herrera, Francisco
Herrera-Estrella, Luis
Herrera-Viedma, Enrique
Hetz, Claudio
Holick, Michael F.
Hong, Danfeng
Hong, Xuechuan
Hsueh, Po-Ren
Hu, Bin
Hu, Enyuan
Hu, Jin-Song
Hu, Weida
Hu, Wenbin
Hu, Xiaosong
Huang, Baibiao
Huang, Hongwei
Huang, Jianliang
Huang, Jianping
Huang, Peng
Huang, Xin
Hubacek, Klaus
Hussain, Saddam
Italiano, Antoine
Iwata, Hiroji
Jaeschke, Hartmut
Jain, Atul

Jaiswal, Amit K.
Jankovic, Joseph
Janssens, Ivan A.
Jelezko, Fedor
Jeon, Byong-Hun
Ji, Guangbin
Ji, Qiang
Ji, Wei
Ji, Xiaobo
Ji, Xiaoyuan
Jiang, Bin
Jiang, Hong
Jiang, Junjun
Jiang, Lianzhou
Jiang, Qing
Jiang, Shibo
Jiang, Yuyan
Jiang, Zhongyi
Jiao, Licheng
Jin, Shi
Jin, Zhong
Kalantar-zadeh, Kourosh
Kamal, Mohammad Amjad
Kaner, Richard B.
Kaneti, Yusuf Valentino
Kang, Zhenhui
Karagiannidis, George K.
Karniadakis, George Em
Karp, Peter D.
Kataoka, Kazunori
Katritch, Vsevolod
Kawi, Sibudjing
Kepp, Oliver
Khademhosseini, Ali
Khan, Nafees A.
Kiessling, Fabian
Kildishev, Alexander V.
Kim, Haegyeom
Kim, Jeonghun
Kim, Jin-Hoi
Kim, Jong Seung
Kim, Ki-Hyun
Kirkwood, John M.
Kivshar, Yuri
Klenk, Hans-Peter
Ko, Wen-Chien
Kong, Baohua
Kontoyiannis, Dimitrios P.
Koonin, Eugene V.
Kroemer, Guido
Kuang, Dai-Bin
Kudo, Masatoshi
Kuhn, Jens H.
Kumar, Prashant
Kumar, Sudhir
Kurths, Juergen
Kurzrock, Razelle
Kuzyakov, Yakov
Kyrpides, Nikos C.
La Vecchia, Carlo
Lai, Yuekun
Lan, Ke
Lancellotti, Patrizio
Landi, Francesco
Lavie, Carl J.
Laxminarayan, Ramanan
Lee, Chengkuo
Lee, Jechan
Lee, Jin-Wook
Lee, Pooi See
Lee, Sang Soo
Lehmann, Johannes
Lei, Yaguo
Li, Bin
Li, Chunzhong
Li, Dongsheng
Li, Feng
Li, Hai
Li, Heng
Li, Hongyi
Li, Hui
Li, Jinghong
Li, Jun
Li, Li
Li, Linlin
Li, Neng
Li, Ning
Li, Shuai
Li, Shutao
Li, Wei
Li, Wentao
Li, Xiang
Li, Xuecao
Li, Xuelong
Li, Yat
Li, Yurui
Li, Zhijun
Liang, Chao
Liang, Shuquan
Liaw, Peter K.
Lin, Jun
Lin, Yuehe
Lippi, Giuseppe
Lister, Ryan
Liu, Chengmei
Liu, Gang
Liu, Hong
Liu, Hui
Liu, Jian
Liu, Jinyan
Liu, Jun
Liu, Meilin
Liu, Pan
Liu, Wei
Liu, Xianhu
Liu, Xiaoping
Liu, Xuejun
Liu, Yang
Liu, Yu
Liu, Yuan
Lonardo, Amedeo
Long, Hualou
Long, Ying
Lu, Bingan
Lu, Junling
Lu, Lu
Lu, Nanshu
Lu, Rongxing
Lucey, Brian
Lucieer, Arko
Lugato, Emanuele
Lund, Henrik
Luo, Yangchao
Luo, Yi
Luo, Zisheng
Lv, Wei
Lyons, Timothy W.
Ma, Haile
Ma, Jianmin
Ma, Jun
Ma, Tianyi
Ma, Wei
Ma, Yanming
Madabhushi, Anant
Mahmoudi, Morteza
Mai, Liqiang
Mai, Wenjie
Makridakis, Spyros
Mandala, Mario
Mantovani, Alberto
Mao, Jianfeng
Mao, Like
Mardani, Abbas
Mathivanan, Suresh
Matyjaszewski, Krzysztof
McCabe, Matthew F.
McCauley, Darren
McClements, David Julian
Mei, Lin
Melenhorst, Jan Joseph
Melero, Ignacio
Meyerholz, David K.
Mierlo, Joeri Van
Miroshnichenko, Andrey E.
Mittler, Ron
Mu, Shichun
Mubarak, Mohammad S.
Mueller, Lukas A.
Muhammad, Khan
Mumtaz, Shahid
Munekata, Paulo Eduardo Sichetti
Nakagawa, Shinichi
Nauen, Ralf
Newman, David J.
Niaura, Raymond S.
Nidheesh, P. V.
Niu, Ben
Nussinov, Ruth
O'Connor, David
Odintsov, Sergei D.
Omri, Anis
Orsini, Nicola
Ostrikov, Kostya (Ken)
Oswald, Isabelle P.
Oudard, Stephane
Ouyang, Minggao
Ozcan, Aydogan
Pan, Anlian
Pan, Anqiang
Pan, Caofeng
Pan, Genxing
Pan, Likun
Pan, Quan-Ke
Pan, Xiaoqing
Pandolfi, Pier Paolo
Parati, Gianfranco
Pateiro, Mirian
Peng, Qiang
Peng, Qing
Peng, Shushi
Perc, Matjaz
Perlin, David S.
Perlman, Stanley
Petruzzelli, Antonio Messeni
Pitt, Bertram
Pöhlmann, Stefan
Polasky, Stephen
Pommier, Yves
Poor, H. Vincent
Potenza, Marc N.
Preat, Veronique
Prinsep, Michele R.
Pu, Kanyi
Putnik, Predrag
Qin, Yuanwei
Qiu, Jieshan
Qu, Xiaogang
Ragauskas, Arthur J.
Ramakrishna, Seeram
Ramkissoon, Haywantee
Ran, Jingrun
Rao, Zhonghao
Recio, Isidra
Ren, Jinsong
Rengel, Zed
Rho, Junsuk
Riahi, Keywan
Ribeiro-Soriano, Domingo
Richardson, Paul G.
Robert, Caroline
Rocca, Maria A.
Rodriguez-Manas, Leocadio
Rojas, Orlando J.
Rojo, Teofilo
Roubaud, David
Saad, Fred
Saad, Walid
Sadorsky, Perry
Saliba, Michael
Sander, Chris
Sangaiah, Arun Kumar
Santamouris, Mattheos
Santoro, Gabriele
Scaldaferri, Franco
Schatzberg, Alan F.
Schwab, Matthias
Schweizer, Frank
Scolyer, Richard A.
Scott, Daniel
Serruys, Patrick W.
Setzer, William N.
Shahzad, Babar
Shao, Shuai
Shao, Zongping
Shen, Guozhen
Shen, Liyin

Shen, Zexiang
Shi, Peng
Shi, Yi
Siano, Pierluigi
Simões, Manuel
Sing, Swee Leong
Singh, Vijay P.
Smagghe, Guy
Smith, Lee
Soffietti, Riccardo
Song, Houbing
Song, Jibin
Song, Yu
Sood, Anil K.
Souto, Eliana B.
Stadler, Marc
Stanley, H. Eugene
Stephanopoulos, Gregory
Sternberg, Cora N.
Stoumpos, Constantinos C.
Stunnenberg, Hendrik G.
Su, Shiliang
Sun, Baoguo
Sun, Cuixia
Sun, Fengchun
Sun, Hongqi
Sun, Jie
Sun, Lijun
Sun, Litao
Sun, Runcang
Sun, Yanjuan
Sun, Zaicheng
Sun, Zhipei
Sureda, Antoni
Svenning, Jens-Christian
Tan, Chaoliang
Tan, Weihong
Tang, Chuan-He
Tang, Chuyang
Tang, Dianping
Tang, Yongbing
Tanzi, Rudolph E.
Terpos, Evangelos
Teschendorff, Andrew E.
Tian, He
Timsit, Jean-Francois
Tiwari, Aviral Kumar
Tohge, Takayuki
Tousoulis, Dimitris
Tran, Lam-Son Phan
Tress, Wolfgang
Trivedi, Pankaj
Tsao, Rong
Tully, Mark A.
Tung, Chen-Ho
Van der Bruggen, Bart
Vandenbroucke, Roosmarijn E.
Vangronsveld, Jaco
Varsani, Arvind
Vatanen, Tommi
Verbeke, Kristin
Vermote, Eric
Verpoorte, Robert
Vieta, Eduard
Vincent, Jean-Louis
Vita, Antonio
Wan, Jiafu
Wan, Shaohua
Wanek, Wolfgang
Wang, Bin
Wang, Bo
Wang, Chao
Wang, Chuanyi
Wang, Chunsheng
Wang, Dan
Wang, Feng
Wang, Gongming
Wang, Guoxiu
Wang, Haihui
Wang, Hao
Wang, Huanqing
Wang, Huanting
Wang, Hui
Wang, Jian
Wang, Jie
Wang, Jing
Wang, John
Wang, Joseph
Wang, Lianzhou
Wang, Lihui
Wang, Meng
Wang, Peng
Wang, Pengfei
Wang, Qi
Wang, Qi
Wang, Qiang
Wang, Qilin
Wang, Qin
Wang, Qing
Wang, Shaojian
Wang, Sibo
Wang, Tao
Wang, Ying
Wang, Yong
Wang, Zhen
Wang, Zhong Lin
Wang, Zhongrui
Wang, Zifa
Wang, Zuankai
Wei, Haotong
Wei, Leyi
Wei, Zhixiang
Wei, Zhongbao
Weissleder, Ralph
Weitschies, Werner
Wen, Guanghui
Wesemael, Bas van
Willerslev, Eske
Witlox, Frank
Wu, Haijun
Wu, Hao Bin
Wu, Hui
Wu, Jun
Wu, Qinglin
Wu, Shuilin
Wu, Xiaojun
Wu, Yongzhen
Wu, Yuping
Wu, Zheng-Guang
Wu, Zhong-Shuai
Xia, Jianguo (Jeff)
Xia, Meimei
Xia, Xinhui
Xia, Yongyao
Xia, Zhiguo
Xiang, Quanjun
Xiao, Fuyuan
Xiao, Jie
Xin, Sen
Xing, Baoshan
Xing, Wei
Xiong, Rui
Xu, Hui
Xu, Li Da
Xu, Ping
Xu, Yi-Jun
Xu, Zhenjiang Zech
Yan, Chong
Yan, He
Yan, Huaicheng
Yan, Kai
Yan, Ruqiang
Yang, Bing
Yang, Chenguang
Yang, Hongshun
Yang, Hui
Yang, Jian
Yang, Jianping
Yang, Jie
Yang, Jun
Yang, Kai
Yang, Shihe
Yang, Xiaofeng
Yang, Xinsong
Yang, Yun-Gui
Yao, Yonggang
Yigitcanlar, Tan
Yin, Shen
Yin, Shou-Wei
Yin, Yulong
Yin, Zongyou
Yokoya, Naoto
Young, Allan H.
Yu, Guihua
Yu, Jun
Yu, Le
Yu, Minghao
Yu, Shu-Hong
Yu, Wei
Yu, Wenwu
Yuan, Qiangqiang
Yuan, Yifei
Yuan, Yuan
Yuen, Chau
Zeadally, Sherali
Zhai, Tianyou
Zhang, Bing
Zhang, Dengsong
Zhang, Fan
Zhang, Fusuo
Zhang, Guangyu
Zhang, Guowen
Zhang, Hengjie
Zhang, Hongjie
Zhang, Hui
Zhang, Lai-Chang
Zhang, Lefei
Zhang, Lei
Zhang, Liangpei
Zhang, Lijun
Zhang, Min
Zhang, Peng
Zhang, Qiang
Zhang, Qiaobao
Zhang, Qichun
Zhang, Shicheng
Zhang, Shujun
Zhang, Tierui
Zhang, Wei
Zhang, Weili
Zhang, Xian-Ming
Zhang, Xiaodong
Zhang, Xiaogang
Zhang, Xiaoling
Zhang, Yang
Zhang, Yaobin
Zhang, Yi
Zhang, Yi-Zhou
Zhang, Yong
Zhang, Yu Shrike
Zhang, Yue-Jun
Zhang, Yuelin
Zhang, Zheng
Zhang, Zhicheng
Zhang, Zhien
Zhao, Guochun
Zhao, Jie
Zhao, Li-Dong
Zhao, Qing
Zhao, Yi
Zheng, Hao
Zheng, Weitao
Zheng, Yufeng
Zhong, Cheng
Zhou, Jie
Zhou, Jizhong
Zhou, Kun
Zhou, Liang
Zhou, Peng
Zhou, Qi
Zhou, Wei
Zhou, Weiqi
Zhu, Chengzhou
Zhu, Hongwei
Zhu, Junfa
Zhu, Jun-Jie
Zhu, Lei
Zhu, Mingshan
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Zhu, Yi
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Zhu, Zhe
Zhuang, Xiaodong
Zou, Quan
Zou, Ruqiang
Zuo, Chao

1 November 2023
MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter #5 - OA Week, UK, and Strategy

Welcome to the MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter.

In these monthly letters, I will showcase two key aspects of our work at MDPI: our commitment to empowering researchers and our determination to facilitating open scientific exchange.


Opening Thoughts

Open Access Week 2023 – the Global Drive to Open Continues

As the world's largest open-access (OA) publisher, we believe that unrestricted access to research findings is the cornerstone of transparency, efficiency, and quality control across scientific disciplines. At MDPI, we provide free, immediate access to scientific papers, empowering scientists to examine, validate, replicate, and build upon existing results. This minimizes redundancy, optimizes resources, and fosters innovative approaches.

International OA Week, held from 23 to 29 October 2023, provided a unique opportunity to link the global movement toward open sharing and open science with the progress of policy changes at the local level. Our mission, during OA Week and all the year round, is to offer educational resources highlighting the benefits of open-access publishing. The MDPI Blog is a valuable resource for information on open access and open science.

Core principles of OA publishing

Accessibility, transparency, and collaboration are core principles of OA publishing. OA aims to break down barriers that have traditionally restricted research access, ensuring that knowledge is available to all, regardless of financial situation or institutional affiliations. Our commitment to diverse pathways for OA publishing worldwide includes discounts for researchers. You can learn more about how MDPI supports scientific communities here.

One of the key strengths of OA publishing is its ability to facilitate interdisciplinary research. By removing paywalls and promoting knowledge-sharing across disciplines, OA encourages collaboration and innovation. Researchers from various fields can access and build upon each others’ work, fostering a holistic approach to addressing complex global challenges.

OA holds the potential to democratize knowledge, advance science, and drive positive societal change.

Policy driving change

Governments, institutions, and funding agencies have recognized the transformative potential of OA and have implemented policies to promote it. These policies often require publicly funded research to be made openly accessible, accelerating the growth of OA repositories and journals. Check out our spotlights on OA policies in the USEU and China

OA publishing is continuously evolving, with community-driven models and technologies shaping its future. Initiatives such as “Plan S” and “cOAlition S” promote OA publishing from the perspective of national funders, requiring grantees to publish their research openly. A new policy announced by the US administration last year mandates that, with effect from January 2026, all US federally funded research should be freely and immediately available after publication.

Additionally, preprint servers such as MDPI's Preprints.org, which allow researchers to share their findings before formal peer review, have gained popularity, enhancing the speed at which new knowledge is disseminated. The rise of blockchain technology is also being explored to ensure transparency and authenticity in scholarly publishing.

For more than two decades, OA publishing has been revolutionizing academic publishing by promoting accessibility, transparency, and collaboration. Its support for interdisciplinary research, evolving policies, and innovative practices all contribute to its growing influence in the global research community. As OA continues to expand, it holds the potential to democratize knowledge, advance science, and drive positive societal change.

MDPI is proud to lead the transition to open access.

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Impactful Research

Spotlight on Smart Cities

Smart cities will serve as a cornerstone for future human development. Their implementation will help us tackle many of the significant challenges we are facing – climate change, ageing populations, waste management, public safety, travel, and so on. Recognising the importance of this multifaceted field, MDPI launched the inaugural issue of Smart Cities in 2018 to provide an advanced forum for research into smart technology and society. Here we take a look at how this journal has developed, and its impact in this exciting field.

As at 30 October, 2023, Smart Cities has published 421 papers and has an Impact Factor of 6.4. It also has a CiteScore of 8.5, and more than one quarter of its published papers – 124 – have been cited 10 times or more.

Highly cited papers in Smart Cities

Below are several highly cited papers recently published in Smart Cities. Citation metrics are current as at 31 October 2023.

1. “Introducing the “15-Minute City”: Sustainability, Resilience and Place Identity in Future Post-Pandemic Cities
Authors: Carlos Moreno, Zaheer Allam, Didier Chabaud, Catherine Gall and Florent Pratlong
Smart Cities 2021, 4(1), 93-111; https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities4010006
Citations: Crossref (338), Scopus (366), Web of Science (270), Google Scholar (710)
The paper discusses the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 on cities, including increasing inequalities and rising unemployment. It introduces the concept of the "15-Minute City," a form of "chrono-urbanism," as a response to the challenges posed by the pandemic.

2. “A Review on Electric Vehicles: Technologies and Challenges
Authors: Julio A. Sanguesa, Vicente Torres-Sanz, Piedad Garrido, Francisco J. Martinez and Johann M. Marquez-Barja
Smart Cities 2021, 4(1), 372-404; https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities4010022
Citations: Crossref (359), Scopus (363), Web of Science (268), Google Scholar (558)
This paper provides an overview of the progress in Electric Vehicles (EVs), focusing on battery technology, charging methods, and emerging research challenges. It also analyzes the global EV market and its future outlook.

3. “IoT in Smart Cities: A Survey of Technologies, Practices and Challenges
Authors: Abbas Shah Syed, Daniel Sierra-Sosa, Anup Kumar and Adel Elmaghraby
Smart Cities 2021, 4(2), 429-475; https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities4020024
Citations: Crossref (121), Scopus (151), Web of Science (91), Google Scholar (215)
This paper gives an overview of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the context of Smart Cities, discussing the fundamental components, technologies, architectures, networking technologies, and artificial algorithms that underpin IoT-based Smart City systems.

4. “Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Smart Grid: A Survey
Authors: Olufemi A. Omitaomu and Haoran Niu
Smart Cities 2021, 4(2), 548-568; https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities4020029
Citations: Crossref (76), Scopus (94), Web of Science (57), Google Scholar (120)
This survey paper reviews the utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in the context of the smart grid. It covers various applications of AI in load forecasting, power grid stability assessment, fault detection, and security issues in the smart grid and power systems.

5. “The Metaverse as a Virtual Form of Smart Cities: Opportunities and Challenges for Environmental, Economic, and Social Sustainability in Urban Futures
Authors: Zaheer Allam, Ayyoob Sharifi, Simon Elias Bibri, David Sydney Jones and John Krogstie
Smart Cities 2022, 5(3), 771-801; https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities5030040
Citations: Crossref (72), Scopus (75), Web of Science (43), Google Scholar (176)
This paper discusses the concept of the Metaverse, a virtual world introduced by Meta (formerly Facebook), and its potential impact on urban life. It explores how emerging technologies such as AI, Big Data, IoT, and Digital Twins could reshape urban design and services in the context of the Metaverse.

Testimonial

“It was indeed a great and pleasant experience with MDPI regarding our recent publication. The submission process was very straightforward and less time-consuming than the norm. The review process was very fast compared to many other open access journals, which is praiseworthy. The support from the Editorial Office during the revision process was highly useful as well. We look forward to publishing with MDPI in the future, and I will most definitely recommend MDPI to my colleagues and collaborators. – Dr. Luís Rosa, University of Minho

Article in Smart Cities: Mobile Networks and Internet of Things Infrastructures to Characterize Smart Human Mobility

Inside MDPI

MDPI Manchester office, UK Visit


Allie Shi (Editorial Director, MDPI), Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI), Jamie Anderson (Manchester Office Manager, MDPI), Michael O’Sullivan (Senior Scientific Officer, MDPI), Hushneara Akhtar, and Becky Castellon (IOAP Team Lead, MDPI), dining out in Manchester, UK.

In October, I visited MDPI’s new office in Manchester. During the visit, I connected with our English Editing (EE) managers, Scientific Officer, members of the Editorial team, the Marketing team, and IOAP Team Lead.

Our Manchester office focuses primarily on EE services and provides local support for the UK market. Additionally, we regularly visit Editorial Board members and participate in local conferences.

I would like to thank Jamie Anderson, Manchester Office Manager, and her team, for their deep commitment to our Manchester staff and to MDPI’s impact on the UK market.

The UK by numbers

The UK is a hub for the world’s top universities, making it a key market for MDPI and the publishing world in general. It is home to two of the top-five-ranked universities globally, 11 in the top 100, and 15 in the top 200.

As a result, the UK plays a key role in MDPI’s global market. As at October 2023, it ranks as the seventh-largest contributor to the total number of papers published by MDPI. We have 3,500 Editorial Board members affiliated with UK institutions, including 34 serving as Editors-in-Chief (EiCs). Our commitment to collaboration with institutions is evident in the UK, where we have successfully established some 60 Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP) agreements with esteemed institutions, such as the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, the University of Edinburgh, and more.

According to InCites Dataset + ESCI for the period 2018–2022, as at October 2023, nearly 65% of UK papers are now published as OA. Just over 10% of total OA publications are by UK authors. UK papers are known for their high quality, with an average of 11 citations per paper. Furthermore, 2.16% of UK papers are in the top 1% of cited papers, and 14.61% are in the top 10% of cited papers, showcasing their impact.

We are currently hiring EEs in various locations worldwide.

English Editing at MDPI

Our English Editing (EE) department consists of two main branches, Quality Control and Learning and Development, reflecting our priorities. We are continuously enhancing the quality of our English Editing services and have raised the relevant standards, which now extend to company-wide communications. English editors participate in international interviews, conduct English assessments, and provide colleagues with presentations on ways to improve their use of written and spoken English.

While expanding, the EE department has proactively refocused its efforts on the quality of our work and how the English Editing department can benefit the company more broadly. We currently have approximately 140 full-time English Editors based across five offices worldwide, supplemented by over 700 freelance English editors.

Our Manchester office serves as the hub for the EE Department, with EE Managers situated there, except for Kurtis Jackson, who serves as the Head of EE and is located in our Basel office. Manchester EEs play a critical role in establishing and developing EE teams in our other offices, overseeing management and recruitment. The EE department plays a vital role in MDPI’s operations, as it is the department that touches every published paper. If this work interests you, I encourage you to explore our available EE positions, whether you are seeking full-time or freelance opportunities.

Testimonials

“MDPI provides an excellent service compared to any other previously used services. It delivers fast and high-quality results but at an affordable price.” – Ardha Apriyanto, University of Potsdam

“In my role as a professor, I consider that MDPI Author Services offer an excellent quality in the editing of Western academic writing while maintaining the required standards of clarity, precision and rigor. Additionally, delivery times are fast compared to other available services.” – Jesus Insuasti, University of Nariño

Read more:

Coming Together for Science

STM and Frankfurt Book Fair

Attending STM

MDPI has been a proud sponsor of the STM Conference for several years. The STM Conference is a dynamic event featuring interactive sessions, expert panellists, idea-sharing, and ample networking opportunities. On 16 October, the event kicked off with arrival drinks, sponsored by MDPI, followed by a welcoming dinner, providing a great chance to connect and network with industry professionals. The following day was filled with speakers, sessions, and further opportunities to connect. STM exemplifies the collaborative spirit of the scientific community, with session topics including achieving open, visible, and impactful research at scale; maintaining research integrity in a rapidly changing world; and exploring the impact of ever-evolving technology in the scholarly community.

Meeting with Web of Science

On a personal note, one of the highlights of STM was a candid and productive conversation with Nandita Quaderi, Editor-in-Chief and SVP at Web of Science. During our discussion, we talked about MDPI, Web of Science, the IJERPH delisting, and ways of moving forward. This open conversation aimed at fostering better collaboration for the future.

“We discussed ways to improve our communication and collaboration.”

I appreciated our frank discussion and felt that Nandita wholeheartedly supports open access. She also expressed her appreciation for the monthly CEO Letter, which she sees as a way to add personality to the MDPI brand and provide insight into the great work we do at MDPI. While we highlighted the positives, we also discussed ways to improve our communication and collaboration moving forward. This meeting alone made the trip worthwhile, and I hope Nandita doesn’t mind my sharing that she found our chat to be “the most honest and constructive discussion” she’s had with someone from MDPI in recent years.

75th Frankfurt Book Fair


Jelena Milojevic (Book Editor, MDPI), Jovana Dubajic (Book Editor, MDPI), Evan Escamilla (Project Manager, MDPI), Laura Wagner (Head of Books, MDPI), and Jenny Knowles (Commissioning Editor, MDPI), at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

For the 75th time, the Frankfurter Buchmesse opened its doors in October to celebrate exciting stories and their authors. If you haven’t yet had the chance to visit the Frankfurt Book Fair, I highly recommend it. It’s the largest book fair in the world, attracting thousands of visitors from around the globe. This is the place to gain valuable industry insights from top-class publishing professionals, connect with publishers directly, and learn about the latest trends in publishing.

MDPI Books

Our Books team was also present at the Frankfurt Book Fair, networking and learning from various panels. Did you know that our MDPI Books department publishes OA Books?

The book publishing program includes monographs, book series, edited books and reprints of special issues and topical collections, among other book types.

If you have a book proposal you would like to discuss, please feel free to contact our Books team to understand the benefits and methods of publishing your next book with the OA model.

Closing Thoughts

MDPI Strategy Meeting

As the newly appointed CEO, this is my first year leading the MDPI Senior Management Strategy session. I saw it as an opportunity to explore what MDPI has the potential to become in the next five years. Guided by the vision of its founder and President, Dr. Shu-kun Lin, the company has accomplished remarkable feats over the past 27 years and currently holds the position as the world’s third-largest academic publisher, following Springer Nature and Elsevier.

Our primary objective is to build upon the milestones of the past decades and consolidate MDPI’s position as well-established publishing brand. The two-day meeting emphasized the importance of communicating MDPI’s values more actively via its brand and adopting a straightforward yet impactful approach to managing MDPI as a mature academic publisher.

“Our primary objective is to consolidate MDPI’s position as well-established publishing brand”

As the world’s number one open-access publisher, MDPI has long been a game-changer in the scholarly community, serving millions of authors. The challenge in being a trailblazer is the need to continuously improve and at the same time explore the next blue-ocean strategy, while also maintaining the smooth operation of the business. Our collection model, featuring guest-curated thematic topics in the form of Special Issues, has disrupted the industry. Other publishers closely study us and attempt to replicate our models. The future of this collection model is something we are actively addressing – while, of course, looking ahead to what comes next!

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

19 October 2023
Open Access Week 2023 – the Global Drive to Open Continues


MDPI has been a strong proponent of the open access publishing model right from the beginning. As one of the pioneering fully open access publishers, we firmly believe that unrestricted access to research findings forms the foundation for better transparency, efficiency, and quality control across all scientific disciplines.

In December 2022, we reached a significant milestone by surpassing one million articles published. That is one million articles freely available to all, to circulate and build upon!

Offering free and immediate access to scientific papers empowers scientists to examine, validate, replicate, and expand upon existing results. This not only helps prevent redundancy and optimizes how resources are used but also paves the way for innovative new approaches.

The International Open Access Week takes place from 23 to 29 October 2023, providing a unique opportunity to connect the global movement towards open sharing and open science with the progress of policy transformations at the local level.

Our goal, during Open Access Week as well as throughout the year, is to offer resources for educating people about the benefits of open access publishing. The MDPI Blog offers a wealth of information around open access and open science.

Promoting the values of accessibility, transparency, and collaboration

Open access publishing embodies the fundamental values of democratizing knowledge and fostering global accessibility. It aims to break down barriers that have traditionally limited access to scholarly work, ensuring that knowledge is available to all, regardless of their financial or institutional affiliations. 

Discounts are part of our commitment to ensuring there are diverse pathways to Open Access publishing for researchers worldwide. MDPI supports scientific communities in several different ways. 

One of the key strengths of open access publishing lies in its ability to facilitate interdisciplinary research. By removing paywalls and promoting the sharing of knowledge across disciplines, OA encourages collaboration and innovation. Researchers from diverse fields can access and build upon each other's work, fostering a holistic approach to addressing complex global challenges. 

Funders' policies are getting aligned with open science

Governments, institutions, and funding agencies have recognized the transformative potential of open access and have implemented policies to promote it. These policies often mandate that publicly funded research should be made openly accessible. Such initiatives have accelerated the growth of open access repositories and journals, reinforcing the commitment to open access principles. Check our spotlights on OA policies in the USEU and China

Open access publishing is continually evolving, with innovative and community-driven models and technologies shaping its future. Initiatives like "Plan S" and "cOAlition S" promote the adoption of OA publishing from the national funders’ perspective by requiring grantees to publish their research openly. A new policy announced by the US administration last year requires that, as of January 2026, all US federally funded research be made freely and immediately available after publication. 

Additionally, preprint servers such as MDPI's Preprints.org, which allow researchers to share their findings before formal peer review, have gained popularity, enhancing the speed at which new knowledge is disseminated. The rise of blockchain technology is also being explored to ensure transparency and authenticity in scholarly publishing. 

For more than twenty years, open access scholarly publishing has been revolutionizing academia by promoting the values of accessibility, transparency, and collaboration. Its support for interdisciplinary research, evolving policies, and innovative practices all contribute to its growing influence in the global research community. As open access continues to expand, it holds the potential to democratize knowledge, advance science, and drive positive societal change. 

MDPI is proud to be a leader in the transition to open access.

2 October 2023
MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter #4 - MDPI Presence in China

Welcome to the MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter.

In these monthly letters, I will showcase two key aspects of our work at MDPI: our commitment to empowering researchers and our determination to facilitating open scientific exchange.


Opening Thoughts

Open Access in China

It is Saturday, 23 September, and I have just returned from an unforgettable 12-day trip to China, visiting our main offices in Beijing and Wuhan. In the wake of a packed and very enjoyable agenda of internal and external meetings, I would like to use this edition of the CEO Letter to showcase how MDPI supports the scholarly community in China.

Coincidentally, Jack McKenna, Communications Associate from MDPI’s corporate content team, has just released a blog article discussing China’s open access (OA) policy. It is a timely read, providing a concise overview of the development of the OA movement in China and reflecting on its future. I shall draw some content from Jack’s piece and use this edition of the CEO Letter to highlight the various ways in which MDPI is involved in this market. And it would be remiss of me not to include some pictures and highlights from my travels!

Open Access Policy in China

As per Jack’s post, in 2020, China became the world’s leading producer of research articles. Today, China is experiencing a “substantial growth rate in OA [Open Access] publication”. This growth is supported by the State’s commitment to research & development and its policy “requiring the promotion of open science”.

Over the past two decades, there have been gradual developments in China’s OA framework, with repositories and platforms being developed in a consistent manner. Currently, key institutions across China – including the National Science Library, the National Science and Technology Library, and the Natural Science Foundation of China – support OA. The State aims to establish consistent policies across government agencies – a framework for a more encompassing embrace of OA across institutions.

In China, the number of subscription-only articles decreased by nearly 30% over the 10-year period of 2011–2021, while gold OA increased by 22%. Between 2017 and 2020 alone, China published 800,921 academic papers in an OA format.

In 2023, as the leading publisher of academic research, China is pursuing “self-reliance”. Therefore, the State will be establishing consistent policies across government agencies, including those related to OA. Additionally, it will want to ensure that Chinese people can access the research that is supported by Chinese funding and produced by Chinese academics. For this reason, “Open Access is a matter of priority in China”.

MDPI Offices in China

 While the history of MDPI begins in Basel, Switzerland, the story of MDPI’s founder is very much rooted in China. Dr. Shu-kun Lin, Founder and President of MDPI, graduated with a BSc from Wuhan University in 1982. He also studied physical chemistry at the Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (1982–1986; MSc in 1985), and at the University of Louisville, USA (1987–1989). Dr. Lin completed his doctorate in organic chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zürich) in 1992.


Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI) at MDPI’s Wuhan office.

In 2002, MDPI’s Basel headquarters moved to Matthäusstrasse 11, 4052 Basel, and Dr. Lin opened an editorial office in Qingdao, China, which launched the journal Marine Drugs in the following year. Below is a list of MDPI’s current offices in China and their respective dates of inauguration:

  • 2008: Beijing (Tongzhou, Haidian)
  • 2013: Wuhan (Hankou, Guanggu)
  • 2019: Tianjin
  • 2021: Dalian
  • 2021: Nanjing

Our Strength is in Our People

With over 6,000 MDPI staff, across 20 offices in 11 countries, MDPI is able to offer authors responsive and efficient round-the-clock support, enabling a rapid publication process.

In my experience, stakeholders are genuinely surprised when they realize the extent of our global operations. My response is to reiterate that our people are our strength. This is why we have fast and efficient processes and top-notch responsiveness. Our global presence ensures that your manuscript is constantly attended to, rather than sitting on someone’s desk. We prioritize our authors’ needs and act quickly to move things through the various stages of publication. MDPI is built on speed, convenience, and competence, which I believe are core pillars for success in any industry. We continually strive to improve our systems and processes on the basis of these core strengths. We literally have over 6,000 staff worldwide dedicated to serving your needs. It’s not magic: it’s people; it’s real.

Impactful Research

MDPI Awards

To support the academic community, and especially young researchers, and also to enhance communication among scientists, MDPI journals offer various awards in specific fields. We serve the scientific community by funding research to facilitate the development of sustainable global solutions through our annual World Sustainability Award and Emerging Sustainability Leader Award.

In 2022, MDPI made awards totalling over US$1 million in recognition and support of researchers worldwide.

Across our journal catalogue, we have granted over 2,000 awards to recognize and support researchers from all disciplines. Since 2016, these awards have served as a source of recognition, acknowledging the impact of research by heightening the influence of talented individuals. The award types mainly include the Young Investigator Award, the Best PhD Thesis Award, the Best Paper Award, and the Outstanding Reviewer Award.

To learn more about MDPI Awards and to find out which are currently available, please click here.

MDPI Awards to Scholars from China

Since 2021, there have been 23 Best Paper Awards granted to authors affiliated with Chinese institutions, identifying their papers as having high-quality scientific impact. A total of 45 Chinese scholars have received awards such as the Young Investigator Award, the Best PhD Thesis Award, the Outstanding Reviewer Award, and the Tu Youyou Award, among others. Prizes for these awards include MDPI grants for paid publications, totalling over CHF 70,000 for scholars affiliated with Chinese institutions.

MDPI’s Tu Youyou Award


Prof. Tu Youyou (left), Dr. Shu-Kun Lin (President, MDPI).

In 2015, Professor Tu Youyou was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria.” In order to commemorate Professor Tu’s contributions to human health and to promote the passion and spirit conveyed by her experiences, MDPI in 2016 established the ‘Tu Youyou Award’, which runs biennially to recognize outstanding scholars dedicated to the research of natural products and medicinal chemistry.

The 2022 Tu Youyou Award was granted to Prof. Dr. Xiaoguang Lei of Peking University. Click here to access the interview with the winner.

2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine Awarded to Professor Youyou Tu

Professor Tu’s work was celebrated in a Special Issue from Molecules on the occasion of her 80th birthday. The Special Issue: 'Artemisinin (Qinghaosu): Commemorative Issue in Honor of Professor Youyou Tu on the Occasion of her 80th Anniversary” was created five years before she won the Nobel Prize, highlighting the visibility MDPI provides researchers and their work.

Highly Cited Articles by Chinese Scholars Published in MDPI

Click here to access the most cited MDPI papers published by scholars affiliated with Chinese institutions. This list presents the most influential research from the more than 287,000 MDPI papers published by Chinese scholars. With over 9 million total citations, I encourage you to maximize your visibility and impact by publishing with MDPI, the number one most cited open access publisher.

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Inside MDPI

Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI) with the Beijing Marketing team.

Marketing Department in China

During my visit to our offices in Beijing and Wuhan, I had the opportunity to meet with, and to present to, our local marketing teams. These teams are responsible for various journal-related and corporate promotional activities, including newsletters, conferences, seminars, author training, journal awards, content creation, digital marketing, and social media.

I was pleased by the ambition and curiosity of our marketing colleagues. They showed a strong desire to collaborate and acquire knowledge and tactics to effectively market and promote MDPI-journal-related activities. I presented some of the principles and objectives that we apply in the Corporate Marketing and Communications department, and used the opportunity to strengthen our collaborative communications across offices.

Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI) with the Wuhan Marketing team.

Coming Together for Science

Collaborations, Scholarships and Meetings

MDPI maintains partnerships with nearly 190 learned societies and over 800 institutions and consortia, helping to facilitate the transition to OA publishing. Our commitment to working with institutions is evident in China, where we have successfully established over 35 Institutional Open Access Programs (IOAP) with esteemed institutions such as the Tsinghua University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Our institutional partnerships, waiver programs, and article processing cost discounts create diverse pathways to OA publishing for researchers worldwide.

Scholarships in China

Since 2021, several MDPI journals (Sensors, Photonics, Coatings, Materials, Energies, and Journal of Fungi) have funded full scholarships for four Master’s and five Ph.D. projects in China. These scholarships align with Tianjin University, Wuhan University of Technology, Central South University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the China University of Petroleum (Beijing).

Meeting with the Society of Chinese University Journals (CUJS)


Prof. Tieming Zhang (President of CUJS, centre) and MDPI colleagues at CUJS office.

I am pleased to have participated in some highly productive meetings during my visit to China, including one with the Society of Chinese University Journals (CUJS). The meeting involved Prof. Tieming Zhang (President of CUJS), Assoc. Prof. Xin Zhang (Vice President and Secretary General), and Dr. Fei Gao (Executive Member of CUJS). Alongside my colleagues Dr. Guoshi Liu, Dr. Giulia Stefenelli, and Anita Sun, I represented MDPI and held an open discussion to address any questions regarding OA and MDPI.

We discussed several methods for collaboration, including a workshop on the future of peer review, MDPI sponsoring a funding grant for early-career researchers, and transitioning journals from diamond to gold OA. I am thankful for the opportunity to have met our colleagues at CUJS in person and feel very confident about our future collaborations in support of OA publishing in China.

MDPI hosts free academic seminars, author training sessions, and academic conferences as part of its commitment to enrich and support the scholarly community. CUJS often stages academic events (e.g., conferences, editor training, and editor competitions), and I believe there are great opportunities for CUJS and MDPI to collaborate accordingly.

Meeting with National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSLC)


Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI), Dr. Giulia Stefenelli (Chair of Scientific Officers, MDPI), Anita Sun (PR Manager, MDPI) and Dr. Guoshi Liu (Managing Director, MDPI) at the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

We also visited the NSLC Director, Xiwen Liu, and colleagues Ying Jin, Zhesi Shen, and Sichao Tong. Following our introductions, we gave a presentation on the history and editorial process at MDPI, discussing specific details related to MDPI’s business and data. We highlighted the status of our  IOAP collaborations in China and the makeup of our author base, specifically in China, and drew attention to the fact that MDPI has published research by authors from every country in the world. We then discussed the design indicators, calculation methods and implementation purposes of the ‘Early Warning Journal List’ and how we can have open communication to provide any data regarding MDPI journals. I am pleased to report that we reached a consensus on future communications, and am grateful to NSLC for hosting us in their offices.

In-person meetings with stakeholders provide an invaluable opportunity to communicate what MDPI is about and the various ways in which we serve the scholarly community. While digital marketing and online communication are essential, they are no replacement for the understanding and trust that come about through in-person interactions.

The Numbers

As at September 2023, China holds the largest position in MDPI’s global market, ranking as the largest contributor to the total number of papers published by MDPI.

At this point in time, there were more than 847,000 China mainland scholars who have published with MDPI, 51 of whom are Section-Editors-in-Chief (SEiC) of MDPI journals, with seven serving as Editors-in-Chief (EiCs) for journals such as Air, Big Data and Cognitive Computing, Blockchains, Future, Nanoenergy Advances, and Targets.

Our growth and presence in China are a true testament to the service we provide to the scholarly community, and to the relationships we foster through collaborative activities. We look forward to continuing to support the growth of the scholarly community in China, providing a valuable and trusted experience with MDPI.

Closing Thoughts

Final Reflections on our MDPI Offices in Beijing and Wuhan


Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI), Dr. Constanze Schelhorn (Indexing Manager, MDPI), Jiale Shang (Admin, Tongzhou, MDPI) at Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing.

I spent approximately two weeks visiting some of our offices in China, and the first word that comes to mind when describing my experience is ‘hospitality.’ My colleagues and I were met with enthusiasm and delight at the airport by the Tongzhou Admin team (thank you, Jiale Shang, and thank you, Eric Wang, for keeping us organized on this trip!) and were taken care of with great attention. From hotels to transportation, dinners, and meetings, our stay was catered for perfectly.

Perhaps this is where MDPI’s focus on customers and service originates. At our core, we are a service company that provides a publishing platform for its authors. It’s therefore no surprise that authors consistently rate their experience with MDPI very highly.

95% of submitting authors rate their overall experience with the MDPI publication process as Excellent or Good (Springer Nature report 90%).

91% of submitting authors rate their overall experience with the MDPI peer review process as Excellent or Good.

Speed/Efficiency and Editorial Relationship are two key reasons underlying this high satisfaction score. ‘Editorial Relationship’ can be further explored, but in the past month, the most commonly noted aspects were the professionalism, kindness, availability, communicativeness, and personalized assistance provided by our editorial staff throughout the process. These attributes are at the core of our work across all our offices and continents.

Hospitality and Service

Just as our Chinese colleagues strove to keep us engaged by showing us the city sights (thank you, Thea Pan, and Jason Wu from the Wuhan Marketing team!) and sharing a variety of wonderful meals, our editorial staff are committed to serving our authors throughout their publishing journey. Our aim is to place the author at the centre of everything we do, eager to welcome our ‘guests’ and provide them with a pleasant publishing experience.

I asked my colleague Francis Wu (Senior Publisher, Wuhan office) where this hospitality originates. He responded that it is part of Chinese culture. I reflected long and deep on this answer. China is a vast country, and when visitors arrive, hosts want to ensure they feel welcomed and taken care of in order to maximize their time and visit. I can’t think of a better analogy for how I would want our authors to feel when they visit MDPI for their publishing needs. A company culture that prioritizes service, something that goes beyond products and productivity, and focuses on the overall experience. Over 6,000 people, across all MDPI offices, are ready, willing and able to go the extra mile for their colleagues and their customers. This is something I am truly proud of.

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

13 September 2023
Meet Us at the AGU Fall Meeting 2023, 11–15 December 2023, Online or On-Site in San Francisco, CA, USA


MDPI will be attending the AGU Fall Meeting 2023, which will be held from 11 to 15 December 2023 in San Francisco, CA, USA.

For more than 100 years, AGU has been opening science—opening pathways to discovery, opening greater awareness to address climate change, opening greater collaborations that lead to solutions and opening the fields and professions of science to a whole new age of justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.

2023 might be the official year of Open Science, but we also see it as an opportunity to affirm AGU’s overarching values and beliefs. It is a message for all of us to carry as we come together to share, inspire, collaborate, engage and most of all rededicate ourselves as a united community grounded in wide open science.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are planning to attend this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth #1424 and start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.agu.org/fall-meeting.

6 September 2023
Recap of Awards Granted to Scholars in 2022


MDPI is committed to supporting the academic community, nurturing talent and advancing science. Awards are an important part of the research landscape and play a vital role in helping academics gain recognition, especially young researchers as they embark on new research avenues.

In 2022, our journals presented a total number of 394 Awards, including Travel Awards, Young Investigator Awards, Best PhD Thesis Awards, Best Paper Awards, and Outstanding Reviewer Awards, with several winners announced for some of the awards. The total prize sum amounted to just under 580,000 Swiss francs (CHF), or approximately 650,000 US dollars. Overall, more than 720 scholars were awarded.

The majority of the awards were dedicated to young researchers in relatively early stages of their careers. This encompassed 66 of the afore-mentioned Travel Awards, 60 Young Investigator Awards, supporting research projects and conference attendance, as well as 51 Best PhD Thesis Awards. Additionally, 113 Best Paper Awards were given by our journals. The selection committees were entrusted with identifying the most impactful and novel research and review articles published in their journal within a given year.

MDPI will continue its support and recognition for the academic community moving forward, sponsoring new awards across disciplines. To learn more about all the awardees and their research projects in your field of study, please visit the following pages:

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

30 August 2023
MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter #3 - Sustainability and Co-opetition

Welcome to the MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter.

In these monthly letters, I will showcase two key aspects of our work at MDPI: our commitment to empowering researchers and our determination to facilitating open scientific exchange.


Opening Thoughts

Our Commitment to Sustainability

As a pioneer in academic open access publishing since 1996, MDPI has always been dedicated to facilitating scientific exchange across all disciplines. Our approach to open science is guided by principles such as Open Access (OA), Timeliness and Efficiency, Simplicity, High-Quality Service, Flexibility, and a commitment to Sustainability. This commitment involves preserving published papers for the long term and supporting the future of science through partnerships, sponsorships, and awards.

In this edition of the CEO Letter, I will delve into MDPI’s various sustainability initiatives. As a leader in OA publishing, we are able to provide the public with a significant amount of environment-related content at no cost.

MDPI and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In 2020, the SDG Publishers Compact was launched to accelerate implementation of the SDGs by promoting content that informs, develops, and inspires action. MDPI joined this initiative in 2021 and subsequently launched the MDPI SDG Hub in 2022, offering free access to recent research within the scope of each of the 17 SDGs. We also support authors from underrepresented communities by waiving publication charges for selected SDG-related papers. Detailed sustainability practices and supported publications are available in the report under each Goal page.

“More than 80% of MDPI articles and reviews published in 2022 relate to the Sustainable Development Goals.” [source: InCites, Accessed on 21.08.2023]

As at August 2023, MDPI boasts 14 journals dedicated to sustainability-related topics. Our first journal in this area, Sustainability, has published over 29,000 articles on the SDGs, accumulating over 240,000 citations (source: InCites, as at 1 January 2023). These journals serve as vital platforms for researchers to share insights and address environmental challenges. In addition:

MDPI journals specializing in sustainability-related topics:

  • 2009: Sustainability
  • 2012: Resources
  • 2013: Climate
  • 2014: Environments
  • 2016: Recycling
  • 2019: Clean Technologies
  • 2020: Sustainable Chemistry
  • 2021: Wind, Biomass, Conservation, Pollutants, Solar
  • 2022: Waste, Microplastics

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Impactful Research

Highly Cited Articles in Sustainability

In 2022, content published in Sustainability and indexed in Journal Citation Reports (JCR) received nearly 190,000 citations. This highlights the fact that Sustainability publishes highly cited research articles related to environmental sciences and SDG-related topics such as climate action.

We are pleased to share that Sustainability received a 2022 CiteScore of 5.8, marking a 16% increase from the 2021 metric. Specifically, the CiteScore positions Sustainability as follows: Q1 (27 out of 163) in the “Environmental Science (miscellaneous)” category, and Q1 (101 out of 779) in the “Geography Planning and Development” category. For additional journal statistics, please visit here.

“Sustainability received a 2022 CiteScore of 5.8”

While MDPI journals such as Climate and Atmosphere have a distinct focus on atmosphere pollution and its impact on climate processes, journals like Sustainability, Environments, Water, Remote Sensing, and IJERPH publish content related to climate change. These journals have published over 32,300 articles related to SDG 13: Climate Action.

Highly Cited Papers in Sustainability

Below are several highly cited papers published in Sustainability over the past three years. Citation metrics are current as at 15 August 2023.

1. “A Global Assessment: Can Renewable Energy Replace Fossil Fuels by 2050?
Authors: Jerry L. Holechek, Hatim M. E. Geli, Mohammed N. Sawalhah, and Raul Valdez
Sustainability 2022, 14(8), 4792; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14084792
Citations: Crossref (97), Scopus (91), Web of Science (82), Google Scholar (125)

This paper addresses one of the most significant challenges of climate change – achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2050. The meta-analysis suggests that while difficult, this transition is possible through the concerted application of pathways, lifestyle changes, and global cooperation.

2. “Anxiety and the Ecological Crisis: An Analysis of Eco-Anxiety and Climate Anxiety
Author: Panu Pihkala
Sustainability 2020, 12(19), 7836; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12197836
Citations: Crossref (144), Scopus (121), Web of Science (159), Google Scholar (382)

This paper has received substantial media attention, including coverage by The Guardian, BBC, Vice, and CNBC. An interview with Dr. Panu Pihkala, a leading interdisciplinary researcher on the topic, can be found on MDPI’s podcast: Insight Faster, Episode 1.

3. “Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Its Mitigation Strategies: A Review
Authors: Gurdeep Singh Malhi, Manpreet Kaur, and Prashant Kaushik
Sustainability 2021, 13(3), 1318; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031318
Citations: Crossref (207), Scopus (221), Web of Science (186), Google Scholar (355)

This paper reviews literature on climate change, addressing its causes, future projections, impact on agriculture, including plant physiology, growth, productivity, pest infestation, and the economic implications of mitigation strategies.

4. Impacts of Plastic Pollution on Ecosystem Services, Sustainable Development Goals, and Need to Focus on Circular Economy and Policy Interventions
Authors: Rakesh Kumar, Anurag Verma, Arkajyoti Shome, Rama Sinha, Srishti Sinha, Prakash Kumar Jha, Ritesh Kumar, Pawan Kumar, Shubham, Shreyas Das, Prabhakar Sharma, and P. V. Vara Prasad
Sustainability 2021, 13(17), 9963; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13179963
Citations: Crossref (134), Scopus (136), Web of Science (113), Google Scholar (184)

This review aims to assess the adverse effects of plastic pollution on ecosystems, link the management of plastic with the SDGs, and propose policy measures using transdisciplinary approaches. Empowering communities to reduce plastic use is crucial. Addressing global plastic pollution is a priority.

Sustainability is an international, cross-disciplinary, open access journal that explores environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability of human beings. It provides a forward-looking platform for research on sustainability and sustainable development, and is published semi-monthly online by MDPI. Sustainability is affiliated with The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) and The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB).

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Inside MDPI

President of Ireland Authors Editorial in MDPI Journal Sustainability

It’s a very special occasion when the president of a country takes the initiative to write an editorial for a journal. Michael D. Higgins, President of the Republic of Ireland, has contributed his insights to a forthcoming Special Issue in Sustainability:

This Special Issue, focusing on “making sustainable development happen” at grassroots levels, allows for perspectives from, and on, the major world faiths, exploring how challenges have been conceptualised and addressed, in addition to case studies of faith-based sustainability initiatives in practice.

The experience of faith institutions and communities in translating theological and moral commitments to sustainable development into action is now a topic we must examine with urgency; one on which I am so glad this Special Issue focuses.

As President of Ireland, I very much support this Special Issue of Sustainability. It is my great hope that the contents of the papers contained herein will assist in making sustainable development happen at grassroots levels across the world so that we can cooperate together, people of faith and of none, to ensure a just, inclusive and sustainable future for all on our fragile planet.

Read the completed editorial here:

Special Issue “Faith and Sustainable Development: Exploring Practice, Progress and Challenges among Faith Communities and Institutions”: Foreword by the President of Ireland
Author: Michael D. Higgins
Sustainability 2023, 15(12), 9683; https://doi.org/10.3390/su15129683

Coming Together for Science

The World Sustainability Forum 2023

The World Sustainability Forum (WSF) is a biennial MDPI event focused on sustainability. WSF 2023 marks the tenth anniversary of the conference series, taking place on 14 September. For the first time, the event will be hosted as a 24-hour conference across three locations – Singapore, Basel in Switzerland, and Toronto in Canada – alongside virtual streaming.

This unique format allows us to span three time zones, providing live coverage of critical sustainability-related topics throughout the day:

  • The Singapore Hub, chaired by Professor Horn Mun Cheah and Associate Professor Renee Tan, will explore “Sustainability for Social and Community Impact”.
  • The Basel Hub, chaired by Prof. Dr. Anet Režek Jambrak and Dr. Lela Mélon, will delve into “Sustainability in the industry, and at university and corporate settings”.
  • The Toronto Hub, led by Dr. Umberto Berardi, will discuss “The Sustainable Built Environment”.

MDPI Sustainability Foundation: Recognizing Excellence in Sustainability Research

The MDPI Sustainability Foundation supports researchers through two sustainability-focused awards:

  1. The World Sustainability Award, amounting to USD 100,000, is given to senior researchers.
  2. The Emerging Sustainability Leader Award, valued at USD 20,000, sponsored by the journal Sustainability, is presented to early-career researchers.

The winners of the Sustainability Foundation will be formally awarded during the WSF2023 on 14 September. Interviews with the award winners and finalists are available below.

2023 World Sustainability Award Winners

  1. Professor Michael R. Templeton
  2. Professor Tom Lyon
  3. Dr Krithi K. Karanth

Interviews with 2023 Emerging Sustainability Leader Award Finalists

  • Dr. Bahareh Kamranzad
  • Dr. Youjin Kim
  • Dr. Julia Lohmann

As a hybrid event, WSF23 provides scholars with the option to attend in person at one of the conference sites or, for a more sustainable approach, virtually. All sessions will be recorded and archived for future access. Registration is open until 3 September 2023, with in-person and virtual tickets available here.

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Closing Thoughts

“Co-opetition”: Collaboration Plus Healthy Competition – A Visit to Elsevier

I firmly believe in fostering collaboration and at the same time promoting healthy competition within the academic publishing industry. The market offers ample room for publishers and related companies to provide valuable services and products that enrich the academic community. While MDPI is recognized for its efficient and streamlined processes –thanks to our over 6,000 colleagues, in-house tools, and initiatives that support the author journey – our ethos has always involved learning from and collaborating with other organizations.

MDPI’s Interaction with Elsevier

In January 2023, I had a brief conversation with Judy Verses, President of Global Academic and Government Markets at Elsevier, following her participation in a panel discussion at the Academic Publishers Europe event in Berlin. One of the highlights for me was Judy’s insight into the impact of research, particularly her emphasis on the role of collaboration, including policy and showing the impact of research to influence on funding decisions.

“Such collaborations drive forward-looking strategies to elevate our support for the scholarly community”

Judy and I resumed our discussion in August, when I visited Elsevier's office to review current projects, such as our recent agreement with Science Direct and the continued indexing of MDPI journals in Scopus (indexing database owned by Elsevier). We also explored possible opportunities for the future, including a potential collaboration to expand MDPI’s Scilit data infrastructure. This endeavour aims to aggregate and provide access to scholarly metadata encompassing journal articles, conference papers, books, preprints, and more. While these discussions are ongoing, the underlying principle remains that such collaborations drive forward-looking strategies to elevate our services and support for the scholarly community.

It was great that Judy and I acknowledged the merits of 'co-opetition,' a concept based of the belief that fostering cooperation alongside healthy competition can lead to shared advancements for both individual companies and the industry at large.

‘Fully OA’ Organizations Dedicated to Open Access

MDPI proudly aligns with the ‘Fully OA’ group, a collaborative initiative comprising nine organizations dedicated to Open Access. Our monthly meetings, including an OASPA representative, serve as platforms to share non-confidential information, resources, and projects. These gatherings also facilitate discussions on topics relevant to fully OA organizations. Occasionally, joint actions spring from these interactions, such as collaborative blog posts on pertinent subjects and joint statements, such as a recent response to the House Appropriations Committee.

This display of cooperation among competing entities forms a strategic alliance focused on nurturing the best interests of the OA publishing model.

As I wrap up this third edition of the CEO Letter, I encourage you to seize opportunities for collaboration and contribute to advancing our shared academic culture. As the African proverb has it, “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.”

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

31 July 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Best PhD Thesis Awards in Environmental and Earth Sciences—Winners Announced


MDPI’s Best PhD Thesis Awards are presented to recognize the young scholars who are deemed to have completed the most outstanding PhD thesis in their field of research and to encourage them to continue their outstanding work and make further contributions to their field.

We would like to warmly congratulate the winners of the 2022 Best PhD Thesis Awards and wish them success with their future research endeavors.

Atmosphere:

  • “Variability of Ocean Dynamics and Associated Mechanisms Over the Tropical Indian Ocean”
    by Sartaj Khan, Harbin Engineering University, China

Energies:

  • “Nanofluid Impingement Jet Heat Transfer”
    by Javad Mohammadpour, Macquarie University, Australia

Minerals:

  • “Abiotic Sedimentary Dolomite Formation: from Nano- to Macro-Scale”
    by Yihang Fang, Washington University, USA

Toxics:

  • “Effects of Rare Earth Elements on Aquatic Organisms under a Changing Environment”
    by Catia Figueiredo, CIIMAR—Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Portugal

Water:

  • “Green-Gray Coupled Runoff Control Infrastructure Adaptive Multi-Objective Optimization Method”
    by Zijing Liu, Tsinghua University, China

About MDPI Awards:

In order to reward the academic community, especially young researchers and enhance communication among scientists, MDPI journals regularly offer various awards to researchers in specific fields. These awards, serving as a source of inspiration and recognition, help raise the influence of talented individuals who have been credited with outstanding achievements and are making a significant contribution to the advancement of their fields.

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

31 July 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Best Paper Awards in Environmental and Earth Sciences—Winners Announced


The purpose of our Best Paper Awards is to promote and recognize the most impactful contributions published within MDPI journals.

The editors of each journal carefully selected reviews and research papers through a rigorous judging process based on criteria such as the scientific merit, overall impact, and the quality of presentation of the papers published in the journal.

We are honored to present the winners for the year 2022 in environmental and earth sciences, who were selected amongst the extensive competition, and congratulate the authors for their outstanding scientific publications.

Atmosphere:

Clean Technologies:

Energies:

Environments:

Forests:

IJGI:

Minerals:

Quaternary:

Remote Sensing:

Safety:

Sustainability:

Toxics:

Water:

About MDPI Awards:

In order to reward the academic community, especially young researchers and enhance communication among scientists, MDPI journals regularly offer various awards to researchers in specific fields. These awards, serving as a source of inspiration and recognition, help raise the influence of talented individuals who have been credited with outstanding achievements and are making a significant contribution to the advancement of their fields.

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

31 July 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Young Investigator Awards in Environmental and Earth Sciences—Winners Announced


MDPI’s Young Investigator Awards recognize promising junior researchers, acknowledge their contributions, and enhance communication among scientists. We are proud to present the winners for the year 2022 in environmental and earth sciences. The winners were selected by the journals’ Award Evaluation Committee.

We warmly congratulate the awarded young investigators for their outstanding contributions. MDPI will continue to provide support and recognition to the academic community.

Atmosphere:

  • Jianhuai Ye, Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Energies:

  • Saeed Golestan, Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark

IJERPH:

  • Michael Bertram, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Minerals:

  • Shaunna M. Morrison, Carnegie Institution for Science, USA

Remote Sensing:

  • Danfeng Hong, Qingdao University, China

Sustainability:

  • Xiaolei Yuan, Aalto University, Finland

Toxics:

  • Minjian Chen, Nanjing Medical University, China

Water:

  • Sergi Garcia-Segura, Arizona State University, USA

About MDPI Awards:

In order to reward the academic community, especially young researchers and enhance communication among scientists, MDPI journals regularly offer various awards to researchers in specific fields. These awards, serving as a source of inspiration and recognition, help raise the influence of talented individuals who have been credited with outstanding achievements and are making a significant contribution to the advancement of their fields.

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

31 July 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Travel Awards in Environmental and Earth Sciences—Winners Announced


We are proud to recognize the winners of MDPI’s 2022 Travel Awards in environmental and earth sciences for their outstanding presentations and to present them with the prize.

MDPI journals regularly offer travel awards to encourage junior scientists to present their latest research at academic conferences in specific fields, which helps to increase their influence.

The winners mentioned below were carefully selected by the journal editors based on an outline of their research and the work to be presented at an academic conference.

We would like to warmly congratulate the winners of the 2022 Travel Awards and wish them the greatest success with their future research endeavors.

Climate:

  • Pavani Misra, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

Energies:

  • Runxia Cai, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Lukasz Niedzwiecki, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland

Environments:

  • Michael Eze, 1Macquarie University, Australia; 2University of Goettingen, Germany
  • Murillo Vetroni Barros, Federal University of Technology—Paraná, Brazil

Fire:

  • Ana Novo, University of Vigo, Spain

Forests:

  • Eko Setio Wibowo, Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea

Hydrology:

  • Esmaiil Mokarighahroodi, Texas A&M University, USA

IJERPH:

  • Roseane F. De Fátima Guimarães, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Phillips E. Obasohan, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Katarina Baralić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Xianglong Xu, Monash University, Australia

IJGI:

  • Jianwei Huang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • Sevim Sezi Karayazi, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Land:

  • Rocky Talchabhadel, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, USA
  • Leah Renwick, University of Chile, Chile

Remote Sensing:

  • Ana Novo, University of Vigo, Spain
  • Renée Mie Fredensborg Hansen, 1Technical University of Denmark; 2Norwegian University of Science and Technology (in collaboration with The University Centre in Svalbard), Norway

Resources:

  • Aida Hosseinian, Oulu University, Finland

Sustainability:

  • Morteza Nazari-Heris, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Domenico Mazzeo, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Yuan Chen, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Sonia Khadija Maïté Gueroun, Tecnologia e Inovação (ARDITI), Portugal
  • Konstantina Tsigkou, University of Patras, Greece

Water:

  • Sabolc Pap, University of the Highlands and Islands, UK
  • Xuexiu Jia, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
  • Angelos Alamanos, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland

About MDPI Awards:

In order to reward the academic community, especially young researchers and enhance communication among scientists, MDPI journals regularly offer various awards to researchers in specific fields. These awards, serving as a source of inspiration and recognition, help raise the influence of talented individuals who have been credited with outstanding achievements and are making a significant contribution to the advancement of their fields.

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

31 July 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Outstanding Reviewer Awards in Environmental and Earth Sciences—Winners Announced


In order to acknowledge our reviewers, who so generously dedicate their time to reviewing papers and demonstrate diligence, professionalism, and timeliness when reviewing manuscripts, MDPI journals regularly offer outstanding reviewer awards to scholars who participate in the peer-review process.

We are proud to recognize the winners for the year 2022 in environmental and earth sciences for their outstanding contributions among the extensive competition by presenting them with an Outstanding Reviewer Award.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners on their achievements. MDPI will continue to provide support and recognition to the academic community.

Atmosphere:

  • Stanislav Juráň, Global Change Research Institute CAS, Czech Republic
  • Sandro W. Lubis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), USA

Climate:

  • Eliza Kalbarczyk, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

Energies:

  • Raffaele Carli, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
  • Marcos Tostado-Véliz, University of Jaén, Spain
  • Andrea Mariscotti, University of Genova, Italy
  • Xuejun Qian, Morgan State University, USA
  • Dominik Zimon, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland

Forests:

  • Petr Pyszko, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Narayan Bhusal, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
  • Vasiliki Kamperidou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Muhammad Adnan Akram, Lanzhou University, China

Fuels:

  • Jelena T. Petrović, Institute for Technology of Nuclear and Other Mineral Raw Materials, Serbia

Geosciences:

  • Martina Zucchi, University of Bari, Italy
  • Theodore M. Present, California Institute of Technology, United States

IJERPH:

  • Anuli Njoku, Southern Connecticut State University, USA
  • Álvaro Francisco Lopes De Sousa, Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Portugal
  • Carol Nash, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Geovani Lopez-Ortiz, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
  • Jorge Velázquez Saornil, Universidad Católica de Ávila, Spain
  • Naser Alsharairi, Menzies Health Institute Qld- Griffith University, Australia
  • Salvador Baena-Morales, University of Alicante, Spain
  • Shirley Wyver, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Akihiko Katayama, Shikoku Gakuin University, Japan
  • Alessandro Sapienza, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC - CNR), Italy
  • Alexandr Ceasovschih, “St. Spiridon” Emergency Hospital, Romania
  • Alina Cernasev, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA
  • Amelia Beata Staszowska, Lublin University of Technology, Poland
  • Andreia Lima, Fernando Pessoa University, Portugal
  • Anna Lipert, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
  • Anson Kai Chun Chau, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • Bianca Hanganu, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iasi, Romania
  • Bocong Yuan, Sun Yat-sen University, China
  • Chee-Seng Tan, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
  • Christine Manlai Kwan,The University of Hong Kong, China
  • Cristina Mendoza-Holgado, University of Extremadura, Spain
  • Denise Dillon, James Cook University, Singapore
  • Hiroyuki Noda, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
  • Isaac Rampedi, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jan Domaradzki, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poland
  • Joel Nitzkin, JLN, MD Associates, L.L.C., USA
  • Kyung-Hyun Suh, Sahmyook University, Republic of Korea
  • Lorenzo Gianquintieri, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
  • Mariusz Duplaga, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland
  • Matteo Riccò, Unità Operativa di Prevenzione e Sicurezza degli Ambienti di Lavoro, Italy
  • Olga Czerwińska-Ledwig, University of Physical Education in Kraków, Poland
  • Petra Marková, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Piyapong Janmaimool, Kochi University of Technology, Japan
  • Rafał Gerymski, Opole University, Poland
  • Rasa Jankauskiene, Lithuanian Sports University, Lithuania
  • Ruben Lopez-Bueno, University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Siu Shing Man, City University of Hong Kong, China
  • Tomasz Sobierajski, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Wang-Kin Oscar Chiu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
  • Yang Wu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

IJGI:

  • Fernando P. Fonseca, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Polina Lemenkova, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Alexandre B. Gonçalves, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Marcin Kulawiak, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
  • Dennis Edler, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Land:

  • Concetta Cardillo, Center for Agricultural Policies and Bioeconomy, Italy
  • Elisabetta Maria Venco, University of Pavia, Italy
  • Małgorzata Dudzińska, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland

Resources:

  • Lubomir Strba, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia

Solar:

  • Naresh Duvva, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Sustainability:

  • Aleksandra Jezierska-Thöle, Kazimierz Wielki University, Poland
  • Piotr Borowski, Vistula University, Poland
  • Elżbieta Szaruga, University of Szczecin, Poland
  • Raffaele Carli, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
  • Joana Costa, University of Szczecin, Portugal
  • Silvia Puiu, University of Craiova, Romania
  • Miguel Afonso Sellitto, School of Unisinos, Brazil
  • Tiago F. A. C. Sigahi, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Abdalwali Lutfi, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
  • Jarosław Uglis, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Ágnes Csiszárik-Kocsir, Óbuda University, Hungary
  • Jianwan Ji, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China
  • Aldona Zawojska, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Jianwei Qian, Hangzhou Normal University, China
  • Ali Saleh Alshebami, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
  • José Belda-Medina, University of Alicante, Spain
  • Ana Dias, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Krzysztof Rząsa, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn Poland, Poland
  • Andreea-Ionela Puiu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
  • Krzysztof Skrzypkowski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Andrés Velástegui-Montoya, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador
  • Louis S. H. Lee, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Anita Silvana Ilak Peršurić, Institute of Agriculture and Tourism, Croatia
  • Marek Gaworski, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Brett Bligh, Lancaster University, UK
  • Meike Rombach, Lincoln University, New Zealand
  • Catarina Fernandes, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal
  • Ming-Lang Tseng, Asia University, Taiwan
  • Charitha Dias, Qatar University, Qatar
  • Nicoleta Dospinescu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania
  • Daniel Badulescu, University of Oradea, Romania
  • Roman Trach, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Darko Božanić, University of Defense in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Romina D’Ascanio, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Donatella Privitera, University of Catania, Italy
  • Sol García-Germán, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Eleonora Santos, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
  • Valentina Vasile, Romanian Academy, Romania
  • Francis Boadu, Kumasi Technical University, Ghana
  • Yir-Hueih Luh, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Toxics:

  • Chris Douvris, New York Institute of Technology, USA

Water:

  • Meysam Vadiati, University of California, USA
  • Carmine Apollaro, University of Calabria (UniCAL), Italy
  • Giacomo Medici, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Katarzyna Pietrucha-Urbanik, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland
  • Dobrochna Ginter-Kramarczyk, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Vladimir Dvoretsky, Murmansk Marine Biological Institute, Russia
  • Chengcheng Xia, University of Padova, Italy
  • Aristeidis Kastridis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Majid Niazkar, University of Milan, Italy
  • Yuliia Trach, Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie, Poland

About MDPI Awards:

In order to reward the academic community, especially young researchers, and enhance communication among scientists, MDPI journals regularly offer various awards to researchers in specific fields. These awards serve as a source of inspiration and recognition, and help promote the influence of talented individuals who have been credited with outstanding achievements and who are making a significant contributions to the advancement of their field.

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

27 July 2023
MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter #2 - Open Peer-Review and IJERPH

Welcome to the MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter.

In these monthly letters, I will showcase two key aspects of our work at MDPI: our commitment to empowering researchers and our determination to facilitating open scientific exchange.


Opening Thoughts

Open Peer Review Reports

Continuing the topic of openness from my inaugural monthly CEO letter, in these Opening Thoughts, I highlight the growth and importance of open peer-review reports at MDPI. Open peer reports align with the principles of open science, making the publishing process more transparent and facilitating rigorous peer review.

MDPI journals operate an open peer-review option by default, allowing authors to publish review reports and author responses (often referred to as open reports) together with the published paper. Publishing the reviewer reports and author responses together with the article provides greater transparency and trust for readers, as this allows them to track the editorial decision-making process. Open peer-review also encourages reviewers and editors to provide high-quality comments, as these will be made public if the article is accepted for publication.

Start and Growth of Open Peer Review at MDPI

The MDPI journal Life was a pioneer in offering this opportunity to its authors in 2014. The first MDPI article with peer-review reports openly published was a review by the Nobel Laureate Werner Arber, in which the review reports were published as supplementary material. By 2018, open peer-review was available across all MDPI journals. As such, MDPI authors have embraced the open peer-review model, providing a steady increase in the number of MDPI articles. As of 2023, approximately one-third (34.0%) of MDPI articles were published with open review reports.

As at July 2023, the percentage of MDPI articles published with open peer review has increased to 36.2% of the total papers published in 2023 so far, indicating ongoing growth in adoption.

Open peer review continues to play a critical role in the assessment of the peer-review process in Life. For further insights, please see the recent editorial by Dr. Pabulo Henrique Rampelotto, the former Editor-in-Chief of Life, who spearheaded the implementation of the open peer-review process.

Benefits of Open Peer Review

The benefits of open peer review include increased transparency, trust and constructive feedback. To promote open communication further and increase the robustness of the peer-review process, we encourage reviewers to sign their reports so that their name appears on the review report (this process is referred to as open identity). The default option is for reviewers to remain anonymous; however, by signing the reports, reviewers receive direct credit for their contribution to the peer-review process and show their commitment towards open science.

As the leading open access publisher, MDPI remains committed to promoting open peer-review and encourages authors to choose this approach. Our goal is to provide a rigorous and transparent peer-review process that benefits the scientific community, and we believe that open peer-review is a vital step in fostering openness and collaboration in scientific communication.

Impactful Research

MDPI Papers Cited in the News – IJERPH edition

Every month, our corporate marketing team compiles data from Altmetrics to create a list of MDPI papers that have been cited in the news. This list continues to grow as renowned news outlets regularly reference research published by MDPI in their articles.

During 2022, a total of 111,965 MDPI research papers were mentioned in prominent news outlets such as National Geographic, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Guardian, the BBC, CNN, Time, and Harvard Business Review.

Highly Cited Journal Publications

IJERPH, known for publishing impactful research, received the most news mentions among all MDPI journals in 2022, based on Altmetrics data:

  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: 3509 mentions
  • Nutrients: 2698 mentions
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences: 1701 mentions
  • Journal of Clinical Medicine: 1131 mentions
  • Viruses: 1111 mentions

These numbers show the recognition and impact of the articles published in IJERPH. For a more detailed view of the journal’s most cited and viewed papers, you can visit here. In total, IJERPH has garnered over 28,000 mentions in prominent news outlets, and as at July 2023, an impressive count of over 17,000 papers cited 10 times or more. These figures highlight the impactful contribution of IJERPH publications to the scientific community.

Example of Recent Mentions

During May and June 2023, a noteworthy selection of articles from IJERPH was cited in news articles, including:

The Washington Post: “Bringing nature inside can improve your health. Here’s how to do it.”
IJERPH paper:Physiological Benefits of Viewing Nature: A Systematic Review of Indoor Experiments

Harvard Business Review: “How to Take Better Breaks at Work, According to Research
IJERPH paper:Canine-Assisted Therapy Improves Well-Being in Nurses

National Geographic: “Lyme disease is spreading fast—but a vaccine may be on the way
IJERPH paper:Range Expansion of Tick Disease Vectors in North America: Implications for Spread of Tick-Borne Disease

Inside MDPI

MDPI Develops an Artificial Intelligence Tool to Enhance the Peer-Review Process

At MDPI, we believe that rigorous peer-review is the corner-stone of high-quality academic publishing. We are grateful to the scholars who generously dedicate their time to peer-review articles submitted to MDPI journals. Their contributions are invaluable to the advancement of science.

Peer-review is a critical part of the publication process, ensuring that MDPI upholds the highest quality standards for the papers we publish. Every manuscript submitted to our journals undergoes a comprehensive peer-review process conducted by subject-matter experts.

To further enhance our peer-review process, our Data Analytics team has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool designed to support the selection of reviewers. This proprietary tool utilizes Natural Language Processing (NLP), a specially designed AI language model, to extract information from the title and abstract of submitted papers. It then searches our database for similar manuscripts and suggests potential reviewers based on this analysis. Integrated with MDPI's submission system (SuSy), the AI tool cross-references the suggested candidates with our reviewer database to verify their invitation status and availability.

The goal of this tool is to provide better targeted peer-review invitations, reducing the number of emails sent for each paper and increasing the efficiency of our editorial staff.

In the near future, our Data Analytics team plans to deploy similar AI projects to improve other critical aspects of our services, offering an enhanced experience to our authors and readers.

Click here to learn about MDPI’s review process, including procedures, responsibilities, and benefits.

Read more:

Coming Together for Science

The Future of IJERPH

On 5 July 2023, Prof. Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou, the founding Editor-in-Chief of IJERPH, along with five Section Editors in Chief (Prof. Dr. Germán Vicente-Rodríguez, Prof. Dr. Karl Goodkin, Prof. Dr. William A. Toscano, Prof. Dr. Jimmy T. Efird, and Prof. Dr. William Douglas Evans), gathered in Basel to discuss the future of the journal. The meeting provided an opportunity to address the recent decision by The Web of Science to delist IJERPH due to the journal failing the Content Relevance criterion, and propose best strategies that will ensure high scientific rigor as well as a clear scope and aim of IJERPH, going forward.

While the delisting is disappointing for IJERPH, as well as for our authors, academic editors, and the entire scientific community supporting our journal, we see it as an opportunity to reflect and prepare for the future direction of the journal.

Since its launch in 2004, IJERPH’s vision and mission have evolved to be more complete and comprehensive in engaging scientific communities. In light of this, we will refresh the journal’s aims and scope, ensuring they align with the organic expansion of IJERPH. Additionally, we will restructure the journal sections into broader categories, encouraging collaborative research and transdisciplinary approaches for authors. This is designed to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange among diverse fields, contributing to a holistic understanding of health promotion and disease prevention. We are confident that these next steps will enhance the scientific strength and societal impact of our journal.

Journal Achievements

In addition to the productive discussions, we took the time to celebrate some of the remarkable achievements of IJERPH, which I highlight below:

  • Founded by Prof. Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou in 2004
  • Indexed in PubMed in 2008
  • Received its first Impact Factor in 2012
  • Published its 5000th paper in 2017
  • Over 60,000 papers published as at June 30, 2023
  • 131,628,173 paper views in 2018–2022
  • Over 28,000 mentions in prominent news outlets
  • 17,000 papers cited 10 times or more as at June 30, 2023
  • No.1 journal in the 2022 Google Scholar Metrics in the category of Public Health
  • Awarded several editions of Young Investigator Awards, Travel Awards, and Outstanding Reviewer Awards since 2018.

These achievements showcase the journal’s significant contributions to the field and its impact on global health. We are proud of the exceptional work accomplished by the IJERPH team and look forward to building upon this success in the years to come.

Closing Thoughts

MDPI’s Impact in Spain

During the past month, I had the opportunity to visit our new office building in Barcelona, where I met with our local colleagues to discuss the ways we serve the scholarly community, particularly in Spain. The multi-functional office plays a vital role in supporting various business needs, including editorial, design, conference management, data analytics, journal relationship management, publishing partnerships, and collaborations with societies.

Spain holds a significant position in MDPI’s global market, ranking as the fourth-largest contributor to the total number of papers published by MDPI as at July 2023, ranking next to Italy, the USA, and China, with Germany completing the top five.

The Numbers

Out of the 1,680,000 total MDPI articles published as at 25 July, almost 80,000 articles are contributed by Spanish authors, representing nearly 40,000 unique authors affiliated with Spanish institutions. Remarkably, over 6,300 of these authors hold editorial board member (EBM) positions within MDPI journals, with 30 of them serving as Editors-in-Chief (EiCs).

Our commitment to working with institutions is very evident in Spain, where we have successfully established over 40 Institutional Open Access Programs (IOAP) with esteemed institutions such as the University of Barcelona, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Pompeu Fabra University, the University of Navarre, and Complutense University of Madrid.

Over the past five years, we have successfully organized eight in-person conferences in Barcelona, attracting over 1,150 registrations, with two forthcoming events scheduled for 2024. Barcelona's excellent connectivity to international airports makes it easily accessible to participants from around the world. Its welcoming atmosphere provides us with the perfect environment for knowledge-sharing, networking, and contributing to the local economy.

Our growth and presence in Spain are a true testament to the incredible service we provide to the scholarly community and the relationships we foster through responsive and collaborative communication. We look forward to continuing to support Spanish scholars, providing them a valuable and trusted experience with MDPI, the leader in open access publishing.

Testimonials

I close this letter as I did in the first edition, by sharing testimonials from our stakeholders. Here are a few IJERPH testimonials from a Spanish guest editor and an author:

Guest Editor
“I want to thank the kindness, attention and professionalism of the MDPI team throughout the editorial process of the Special Issue. I believe that it is a very professional and quality editorial process.”
- Professor Víctor Arufe-Giráldez, University of A Coruña
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Physical Activity in Childhood and Adolescence
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Physical Education: Present and Future
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Author
“I want to thank the rigor of the revisions made to the manuscripts to improve their quality, the support to the authors for the editor assignment system they have and the follow-up they carry out, for the speed in answering and in carrying out the entire process of the revision, and for doing all this at an affordable price.”
- Dr. María Paz García-Caro, University of Granada
Article in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Factors Associated with Suicide Attempts and Suicides in the General Population of Andalusia (Spain)

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

11 July 2023
MDPI’s Newly Launched Journals in June 2023

With the first issue released in June 2023, five new MDPI journals disseminating multi-disciplinary science are due to launch, which will cover the subjects of medicine & pharmacology, biology and physical sciences.

The newly launched journals will be overseen by professional Editorial Board Members and Editors to ensure an accurate and rapid publication, rigorous peer review and broad visibility.

Please feel free to browse and discover more about the new journals below.

Journal Founding Editor-in-Chief Journal topics (selected)
Prof. Dr. Jun Ma, Peking University, China| Editorial | view inaugural issue growth and development;
diet and nutrients; school health promotion policies and practices; child health and care; adolescent health and wellbeing | view journal scope | submit an article
Prof. Dr. Bernd Rehm, Griffith University, Australia | Editorial | view inaugural issue DNA and gene synthesis; synthetic transcription factors; protein engineering; viral engineering; metabolic engineering | view journal scope | submit an article
Prof. Dr. Varsha Gandhi, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA | Editorial | view inaugural issue lymphatics; cancers associated with lymphocytes and lymphoblasts; lymphatic tissues; lymphoma; lymphoid leukemia | view journal scope | submit an article
Dr. Bradley Turner, University of Melbourne, Australia | Editorial | view inaugural issue multiple sclerosis; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; primary lateral sclerosis; atherosclerosis; systemic sclerosis | view journal scope | submit an article
Prof. Dr. Clemens Burda, Case Western Reserve University, USA | Editorial | view inaugural issue Gamma ray, X-ray, and UV–Vis spectroscopies; NIR/mid-infrared/Raman spectroscopy; microwave and THz spectroscopy; high-resolution gas-phase atomic, molecular, and cluster spectroscopy; MS, NMR, and EPR spectroscopy | view journal scope | submit an article

We wish to thank everyone who has supported the development of open access publishing. You are welcome to submit an application to the New Journal Committee ([email protected]) if you would like to create more new journals.

4 July 2023
Meet Us at the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 20th Annual Meeting (AOGS 2023), 30 July–4 August 2023, Suntec, Singapore


MDPI will attend the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 20th Annual Meeting (AOGS 2023) as an exhibitor. This meeting will be held in Suntec, Singapore, from 30 July to 4 August 2023.

The Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) Annual Meeting aims to promote geosciences and its application for the benefit of humanity, specifically in Asia and Oceania and with an overarching approach to global issues. The AOGS’s field is deeply involved in addressing hazard-related issues through improving our understanding of the genesis of hazards through scientific, social, and technical approaches.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us at our booth #D16. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have.

For more information about the conference, please visit https://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2023/public.asp?page=home.asp.

3 July 2023
MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter #1 - Open Access and Impactful Research

Welcome to the MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter.

In these monthly letters, I will showcase two key aspects of our work at MDPI: our commitment to empowering researchers and our determination to facilitating open scientific exchange.


Opening Thoughts

The Future is Open, and MDPI is Leading the Way

I strongly believe in a future that embraces openness, where open source, open information, and open access (OA) take center stage. This belief that led me to join MDPI in 2020, and I am honored to have recently been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In this capacity, and operating in close liaison with Dr. Lin and MDPI’s senior management, I shall work to build on Dr. Lin’s achievements of the past quarter-century. In this role, I will focus on communication initiatives to promote MDPI's remarkable work and continue to build our company as a trusted leader in OA publishing. For over two decades, MDPI has been at the forefront of reshaping the academic publishing landscape, with OA surpassing subscription-based publishing in 2020. This trajectory is deeply rooted in our history and reflects our unwavering commitment and vision for an open future.

1 Million Published Articles

2023 began with a remarkable achievement for MDPI, as we became the first OA publisher to reach the milestone of 1 million published articles. This represents 2.7 million unique authors who have trusted us with their work, or about a third of all researchers worldwide. As the world's most cited OA publisher, we are proud in sharing these significant milestones.

Our mission remains unchanged: to make science open and accessible to all. We understand the importance of knowledge access, empowering researchers to stay at the forefront of a rapidly changing world. Our diverse range of journals covers a wide spectrum of disciplines, offering cutting-edge insights, trusted tools, and crucial knowledge to address global challenges.

Liberating Science

As the world’s leading OA publisher, MDPI is actively liberating science. We are committed to eliminating the frustrations researchers and the general public face when accessing information, ensuring it is not locked behind paywalls. We firmly believe that everyone has a right to information, and our commitment to open access publishing drives our work.

In this inaugural edition of Insights: The CEO's Letter, I draw inspiration from the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access. Its stated mission reminds us that true impact is achieved when knowledge is widely and readily available to society:

"Our mission of disseminating knowledge is only half complete if the information is not made widely and readily available to society”

Impactful Research

MDPI Publishes Impactful Research: Recognized by Leading Indexing Databases

MDPI journals are indexed in every single top database in the world.

As of June 2023, we have 214 journals indexed within Web of Science, 223 indexed within Scopus, 87 indexed within PubMed and PMC, and 17 indexed within MEDLINE, and these numbers increase every month. We constantly strive to expand the coverage of our journals within leading multi-disciplinary and scope-specific databases, resulting in an incredibly broad range of journals that are indexed within a variety of databases. MDPI has active relationships with approximately 65 well-known databases around the world, and we continue to expand our portfolio every year so that your work can be found, cited, and referenced with ease.

Continued Growth of MDPI Journals

The 2022 Scopus and Web of Science journal citation metrics were officially released in June, and I am pleased to report that 31 MDPI journals received their first CiteScore, taking the total number of journals with a CiteScore to 216. The number of MDPI journals receiving an Impact Factor (IF) also continues to grow with 111 receiving their first, by being covered in the ESCI, bringing our total number of journals with an IF to 208 of which 41 journals received an IF above 4.0. Looking at 2022 CiteScores in the Scopus database, 80% of MDPI journals have a score that ranks them in Q1 or Q2 in at least one subject category.

Publishing impactful science would not be possible without all of our authors, editors and reviewers. Thank you for your contribution and continued support! Together we share the latest scientific insights faster and ensure that your work is accessible to all.

Read more

Interview with Indexing Manager—Constanze Shelhorn

Inside MDPI

Preprints.org: Clarivate adds the Preprint Citation Index to the Web of Science

At MDPI, we are dedicated to driving the advancement of science. Through our initiative, Preprints.org, researchers can publish their work and gain valuable feedback from the broader research community, ensuring rapid progress in their respective fields. This is particularly crucial during times of health and climate challenges, where timely dissemination of findings is essential.

Increased Visibility for Preprints

I am pleased to share that Clarivate recognizes the significance of preprints and has taken a crucial step to enhance their visibility. Clarivate has added the Preprint Citation Index to the Web of Science, encompassing preprints published not only on Preprints.org but also on other reputable repositories.

Looking ahead, the future of preprints appears promising, bolstered by the recent indexing announcement from the Web of Science. As a result, preprints will receive increased visibility, serving as a valuable resource for staying informed about the latest research developments.

Read more

What are Preprints?
The Pros and Cons of Preprints
Preprints and COVID-19
Preprints—The Future of Open Access Publishing?

Coming Together for Science

The First International Conference on Antioxidants: Sources, Methods, Health Benefits and Industrial Applications

In this edition of ‘Coming Together for Science,’ I am pleased to highlight the First International Conference on Antioxidants organized by our conference team in the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain. The conference attracted over 130 attendees, who engaged in 42 talks, and 89 poster presentations spread across several sessions.

Working Together

Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Alessandra Napolitano (Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples ‘Federico II’, Naples, Italy) and Prof. Dr. Rosa M. Lamuela Raventos (Department of Nutrition, Food Sciences and Gastronomy, University of Barcelona, Spain) as chairs, and supported by the committee members, 10 invited keynote speakers, poster presenters, and all the attendees, this dedicated group of academics came together to discuss the natural sources, methodologies, health benefits, and industrial applications of antioxidants.

Especially noteworthy is the positive feedback received from attendees, with 94% rating the overall organization of the conference as good or excellent. I particularly love the picture above, capturing the gathering of some of the participants. You can browse through more photos in the event gallery located here.

Managing Events With Sciforum

If you are considering hosting your own academic event, I highly recommend checking out Sciforum, MDPI's event management platform. Sciforum simplifies the entire process, making it easy to host your own event by allowing you to focus on what really matters: Science!

Read more

Sciforum: forthcoming events
Spotlight on Antioxidants

Closing Thoughts

Stefan Tochev, Dr. Shu-Kun Lin, Dr. Eric O. Freed, Peter Roth, Wynne Wang, Allison Yang

Viruses and Editorial Quality: Acknowledging the Dedication of our Viruses Journal Team

During a June meeting with Dr. Eric O. Freed, the founding and current Editor-in-Chief of our journal Viruses, I was reminded of the exceptional dedication of our editorial board. Meeting with Eric is a pleasure, as he has a strong commitment and clear vision for the journal. Over the course of two days, we gained a deep understanding of the journal’s expectations and focus on strategic growth, editorial board representation, and engagement.

I am pleased to share that Viruses holds a CiteScore of 7.1 (an increase of 7.57% versus the 2021 metric) and an Impact Factor of 4.7. You can view the journal statistics here. Viruses publishes highly cited papers, and is indexed in renowned databases such as Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, and others, and maintains affiliations with prestigious societies. Moreover, the Viruses team has recently announced an exciting upcoming event titled ‘Viruses 2024 – A World of Viruses,’ scheduled to take place in Barcelona, Spain, from 14–16 February 2024.

Testimonials

If you notice my enthusiasm regarding our editorial service, it’s because the surveys and testimonials we receive speak volumes about the experiences of our authors, reviewers, and guest editors who collaborate with MDPI. The purpose of these letters is to highlight the exceptional work that we do and the experiences we create for the scholars – thus, let me end with this testimonial from an author:

“It was a great pleasure to publish in Viruses Special Issue [Emerging Viruses in Aquaculture]. The submission process was easy. Guest editors were very helpful and provided all the guidance and support as needed. The handling of the manuscript by the Editorial Team was very fast, efficient, and professional. The reviewer’s comments were insightful, and the publication processes were remarkably rapid.”
Ms. Magdalena Stachnik, Państwowy Instytut Weterynaryjny | PIWet

Article in Viruses: Emerging Viral Pathogens in Sturgeon Aquaculture in Poland: Focus on Herpesviruses and Mimivirus Detection

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

28 June 2023
2022 Impact Factors for MDPI Journals

The 2022 citation metrics have been released in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), and we’re pleased to announce the following results for MDPI journals:

We are thrilled to announce that 90% of our ranked MDPI journals, specifically 86 out of 96 (captured in the table below), are performing above average in Q1 or Q2. This year, Clarivate has expanded its Impact Factor (IF) awards to include journals in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), providing greater transparency for the full set of journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection. As a result, 111 of MDPI journals have received their first IF in 2023, with 37 journals surpassing an IF of 3.0. In total, 208 MDPI journals have been honored with an IF.

Clarivate explains that by "expanding the coverage but holding to highly selective standards, the [Impact Factor] is now a reliable indicator of trustworthiness, as well as a measure of scholarly impact, at the journal level."

Please visit our blog post where we discuss the release of the latest citation metrics with our Indexing Manager, Dr. Constanze Schelhorn, to find out what's different this time around and how to make use of different metrics available.

Journal Impact Factor Rank Quartile Category
Vaccines 7.8 Q1 Immunology
Medicine, Research & Experimental
Antioxidants 7.0 Q1 Food Science & Technology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Chemistry, Medicinal
Cells 6.0 Q2 Cell Biology
Nutrients 5.9 Q1 Nutrition & Dietetics
International Journal of Molecular Sciences 5.6 Q1 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research 5.6 Q2 Business
Biomolecules 5.5 Q1 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biosensors 5.4 Q1 Chemistry, Analytical
Instruments & Instrumentation
Q2 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Fractal and Fractional 5.4 Q1 Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications
Marine Drugs 5.4 Q1 Chemistry, Medicinal
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Pharmaceutics 5.4 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Nanomaterials 5.3 Q1 Physics, Applied
Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Cancers 5.2 Q2 Oncology
Foods 5.2 Q1 Food Science & Technology
Polymers 5.0 Q1 Polymer Science
Remote Sensing 5.0 Q1 Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Q2 Remote Sensing
Imaging Science & Photographic Technology
Environmental Sciences
Antibiotics 4.8 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Q2 Infectious Diseases
Drones 4.8 Q2 Remote Sensing
Journal of Functional Biomaterials 4.8 Q2 Engineering, Biomedical
Materials Science, Biomaterials
Biomedicines 4.7 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Q2 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Medicine, Research & Experimental
Journal of Fungi 4.7 Q2 Mycology
Microbiology
Viruses 4.7 Q2 Virology
Bioengineering 4.6 Q2 Engineering, Biomedical
Gels 4.6 Q1 Polymer Science
Molecules 4.6 Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Pharmaceuticals 4.6 Q2 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Chemistry, Medicinal
Toxics 4.6 Q1 Toxicology
Q2 Environmental Sciences
Biomimetics 4.5 Q1 Engineering, Multidisciplinary
Q2 Materials Science, Biomaterials
Microorganisms 4.5 Q2 Microbiology
Plants 4.5 Q1 Plant Sciences
Biology 4.2 Q2 Biology
Chemosensors 4.2 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical
Electrochemistry
Membranes 4.2 Q2 Engineering, Chemical
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Chemistry, Physical
Polymer Science
Toxins 4.2 Q1 Toxicology
Q2 Food Science & Technology
Metabolites 4.2 Q2 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Batteries 4.0 Q2 Electrochemistry
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Q3 Energy & Fuels
Catalysts 3.9 Q2 Chemistry, Physical
Journal of Clinical Medicine 3.9 Q2 Medicine, General & Internal
Land 3.9 Q2 Environmental Studies
Sensors 3.9 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Sustainability 3.9 Q2 Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
Environmental Studies (SSCI)
Q3 Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SCIE)
Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SSCI)
Buildings 3.8 Q2 Construction & Building Technology
Engineering, Civil
Agronomy 3.7 Q1 Agronomy
Q2 Plant Sciences
Fermentation 3.7 Q2 Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
Pathogens 3.7 Q2 Microbiology
Agriculture 3.6 Q1 Agronomy
Diagnostics 3.6 Q2 Medicine, General & Internal
Genes 3.5 Q2 Genetics & Heredity
Journal of Intelligence 3.5 Q2 Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Lubricants 3.5 Q2 Engineering, Mechanical
Processes 3.5 Q2 Engineering, Chemical
Coatings 3.4 Q2 Materials Science, Coatings & Films
Physics, Applied
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 3.4 Q2 Geography, Physical
Q3 Computer Science, Information Systems
Remote Sensing
Materials 3.4 Q2 Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Physics, Applied
Physics, Condensed Matter
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Chemistry, Physical
Micromachines 3.4 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Physics, Applied
Chemistry, Analytical
Q3 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Water 3.4 Q2 Water Resources
Environmental Sciences
Brain Sciences 3.3 Q3 Neurosciences
Energies 3.2 Q3 Energy & Fuels
Fire 3.2 Q1 Forestry
Q2 Ecology
Life 3.2 Q2 Biology
Current Issues in Molecular Biology 3.1 Q3 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Horticulturae 3.1 Q1 Horticulture
Animals 3.0 Q1 Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science
Veterinary Sciences
Insects 3.0 Q1 Entomology
Atmosphere 2.9 Q3 Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Electronics 2.9 Q2 Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Physics, Applied
Q3 Computer Science, Information Systems
Forests 2.9 Q1 Forestry
Inorganics 2.9 Q2 Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 2.9 Q1 Engineering, Marine
Q2 Oceanography
Engineering, Ocean
Metals 2.9 Q2 Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease 2.9 Q2 Tropical Medicine
Parasitology
Q3 Infectious Diseases
Universe 2.9 Q2 Astronomy & Astrophysics
Physics, Particles & Fields
Healthcare 2.8 Q2 Health Policy & Services (SSCI)
Q3 Health Care Sciences & Services (SCIE)
Applied Sciences 2.7 Q2 Engineering, Multidisciplinary
Physics, Applied
Q3 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Crystals 2.7 Q2 Crystallography
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Entropy 2.7 Q2 Physics, Multidisciplinary
Magnetochemistry 2.7 Q2 Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
Q3 Chemistry, Physical
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Symmetry 2.7 Q2 Multidisciplinary Sciences
Actuators 2.6 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Engineering, Mechanical
Aerospace 2.6 Q1 Engineering, Aerospace
Behavioral Sciences 2.6 Q2 Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Current Oncology 2.6 Q3 Oncology
Machines 2.6 Q2 Engineering, Mechanical
Q3 Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Medicina 2.6 Q3 Medicine, General & Internal
Separations 2.6 Q3 Chemistry, Analytical
Minerals 2.5 Q2 Mining & Mineral Processing
Mineralogy
Geochemistry & Geophysics
Children 2.4 Q2 Pediatrics
Diversity 2.4 Q2 Biodiversity Conservation
Q3 Ecology
Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease 2.4 Q3 Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
Mathematics 2.4 Q1 Mathematics
Photonics 2.4 Q3 Optics
Veterinary Sciences 2.4 Q1 Veterinary Sciences
Fishes 2.3 Q2 Marine & Freshwater Biology
Fisheries
Axioms 2.0 Q2 Mathematics, Applied
Systems 1.9 Q2 Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Tomography 1.9 Q3 Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging


Note: The Journal of Personalized Medicine's Impact Factor was omitted in the original release and will be assigned separately. Please find the data on the journal webpage in due course.

Source: 2022 Journal Impact Factors, Journal Citation Reports TM (Clarivate, 2023)

 

22 May 2023
Meet Us at the 18th International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment, 11–15 June, Venice, Italy

The 18th International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment will be held from 11 to 15 June 2023, in Venice, Italy. The conference is organized by the Environmental Chemistry Division of the Società Chimica Italiana and the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice.

Topics include:

  • Analysis and modeling of environmental contaminants;
  • Impacts of climate change on local to global circulation of chemicals;
  • Nano-size particulate materials and microplastics in the environment;
  • Atmospheric pollution;
  • Environmental risk and impact assessment;
  • Emerging contaminants;
  • Water pollution;
  • Innovations in water and wastewater treatment;
  • Biotransformation of organic pollutants.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Toxics;
  • Atmosphere;
  • Environment;
  • Membranes;
  • Sustainability;
  • Compounds;
  • Heritage;
  • Water;
  • ChemEngineering.

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://icce2023.com/.

18 May 2023
Meet Us at the Goldschmidt 2023 Conference, 9–14 July 2023, Lyon, France

Conference: Goldschmidt 2023

Date: 9–14 July 2023

Location: Lyon, France

MDPI will be attending the Goldschmidt 2023 conference as an exhibitor, and we welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest ideas with us.

Goldschmidt is the foremost annual, international conference on geochemistry and related subjects, organized by the European Association of Geochemistry and the Geochemical Society. The conference will take place from 9 to 14 July in Lyon, France, and online. The in-person meeting will be held in the Lyon Congress Center, with all the scientific sessions, poster sessions and a commercial exhibition in the same venue. The meeting brings together more than 4000 researchers from 60 countries to discuss groundbreaking science.

Minerals (ISSN: 2075-163X) is an international open access journal that covers the broad fields of mineralogy, mineral geochemistry and geochronology, economic mineral resources, mineral exploration, innovative mining techniques, and advances in mineral processing. Minerals will participate in this event as an exhibitor together with six other MDPI journals, among which Minerals will have journal representatives at our booth.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are planning to attend this conference, please do not hesitate to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://conf.goldschmidt.info/goldschmidt/2023/goldschmidt/2023/meetingapp.cgi.

12 May 2023
Meet Us at the 18th International Conference on Waste Management and Technology (ICWMT18), 20–23 May 2023, Sanya, China


MDPI will be attending the 18th International Conference on Waste Management and Technology (ICWMT18), held in Sanya, China, from 20 to 23 May 2023. The theme of this year’s conference is “Synergizing the Reduction of Pollution and Carbon Emission”. Throughout the conference, prominent researchers and government officials will give keynote speeches on pressing issues of solid waste management. ICWMT18 provides an excellent opportunity for participants from industry and academia to keep up to date with the latest trends in solid waste management.

During this conference, MDPI will welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest views as well as research with us.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please stop by our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: http://www.bcrc.cn/icwmt-eng/.

8 May 2023
Meet Us at the 31st European Biomass Conference & Exhibition (EUBCE 2023), 05–08 June 2023, Bologna, Italy


MDPI will attend the 31st European Biomass Conference & Exhibition (EUBCE 2023) as an exhibitor. This meeting will be held in Bologna, Italy, from 5 to 8 June 2023.

EUBCE is the largest biomass conference and exhibition in the world. Each year, EUBCE brings together the greatest minds and latest advancements in biomass, with the aim of accelerating research and market uptake across the globe. During the conference, over 2,000 experts from both academia and industry share and discuss groundbreaking ideas, technologies, applications, and solutions for the sourcing, production, and utility of biomass. The scientific program is coordinated by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. Since its 30th edition, the event has been complemented by the Circular Bio-Based Europe Joint Undertaking, aiming at identifying innovation, stimulating investment, and mobilizing the bio-based industry sector. This is an excellent opportunity to address even more stakeholders globally through the conference.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us at our booth #36. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have.

For more information about the conference, please visit https://www.eubce.com/.

21 March 2023
2023 World Meteorological Day

Rapid scientific and technological advances have greatly improved the accuracy of weather forecasts and life-saving early warnings. Our weather, climate, and water cycle will be different in the future, since weather, climate, and hydrological services will help us tackle the associated challenges and seize the opportunities. The theme for the 2023 World Meteorological Day is “The Future of Weather, Climate, and Water across Generations”. Please find more theme-related journals and contents as follows.

Location: Baoxing, Sichuan, China

Photo by Qian Xue, Southwest Jiaotong University

Location: Sanjiangyuan, China

Photo by Bo yu, Nankai Univeristy

Photo by Paulina Mielcarek-Bocheńska, Institute of Technology and Life Sciences

To access more content about MDPI International Day Campaign Series activities, please click here.

Special Issue: GNSS in Meteorology and Climatology

Special Issue: Extreme Weather Detection, Attribution and Adaptation Design

Special Issue: Non-stationarity (Seasonality and Trends) in Time Series of Meteorological Extreme Events

Special Issue: Early Career Scientists' (ECS) Contributions to Meteorology (2023)

MDPI World Meteorological Day Webinar 2023

23 Mar 2023, 17:00 (CET)

Free to register for the two sessions.

Recordings will be available on Sciforum shortly afterward.

17 March 2023
Meet Us at the Joint Conference on Environmental Chemicals Japan 2023, 30 May–2 June 2023, Tokushima, Japan


Conference: Joint Conference on Environmental Chemicals Japan 2023
Date: 30 May–2 June 2023
Location: Tokushima, Japan

MDPI will be attending the Joint Conference on Environmental Chemicals Japan 2023 as an exhibitor; we welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest ideas with us.

This conference is organized by the Japan Society of Endocrine Disruptors Research, the Japanese Society of Environmental Toxicology, and the Japan Society of Environmental Chemistry. The theme of the conference is “Beyond Disciplines to Solve Environmental Chemical Problems: Developing New Research from Diverse Perspectives”. At the conference, specialists will share and discuss the latest research on and applications of environmental and chemical substances to society.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are planning to attend this conference, please do not hesitate to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://j-ec.smartcore.jp/M022/forum/touron31?jpn.

13 March 2023
MDPI’s Newly Launched Journals in December 2022

As a leading open access publisher, MDPI provides scholars with a high-quality and rich academic exchange platform by continuously expanding into new and exciting research areas.

In December 2022, MDPI launched five new journals, covering multiple subjects such as life sciences, biology, medicine and pharmacology, social sciences and humanities. These new journals are being edited by established scholars across the world.

Journal

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Journal Topics (Selected)

Prof. Dr. Fabio Gresta, University of Messina, Italy| Editorial | view inaugural issue

grass/forage/turf production; grassland management; pasture monitoring; grazing and livestock; grass agro-ecosystems| view journal scope | submit an article

Prof. Dr. Christos G. Athanassiou, University of Thessaly, Greece| Editorial | view inaugural issue

pesticides; fungicides; herbicides; fertilizers; soil conditioners| view journal scope | submit an article

Prof. Dr. Stephen H. Safe, Texas A&M University, USA| Editorial | view inaugural issue

receptor structure; receptor function; receptor signaling; receptor expression and regulation; receptor interactions with drugs| view journal scope | submit an article

Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde, University of Mons-UMONS, Belgium| Editorial | view inaugural issue

drug discovery; medicinal chemistry; preclinical and clinical research; marketed drugs; intellectual property and regulatory affairs| view journal scope | submit an article

Prof. Dr. Heather Kanuka, University of Alberta, Canada| Editorial | view inaugural issue

higher education; tertiary education; policy and practice in higher education; educational leadership in higher education; educational administration and management in higher education| view journal scope | submit an article

If you are interested in creating more open access journals with us to publish cutting-edge research, please send your journal proposal application to [email protected].

7 March 2023
Displaying Co-Authors’ Email Addresses on the Webpage of Published Papers

MDPI is pleased to announce that we now display the co-authors’ email addresses in addition to the corresponding author’s email address on the webpage of published papers, protected by Captcha. For more information about this change, please visit the journal’s instructions for authors page. 

We believe this change will facilitate academic discussions and advance our cause of open science and research. The corresponding authors are responsible for communicating with their co-authors and indicating in our system (https://susy.mdpi.com/) if co-authors would prefer for their email addresses not to be displayed.

22 February 2023
Meet Us at the 2023 AAG Annual Meeting, 23–27 March 2023, Denver, USA

Conference: 2023 AAG Annual Meeting
Date: 23–27 April 2023
Location: Denver, USA

MDPI will be attending the 2023 AAG Annual Meeting as an exhibitor, and we welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest ideas with us.

This conference is organized by the American Association of Geographers (AAG). The theme of the meeting is “Toward More Just Geographies”. At the meeting, specialists will share and discuss the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

Remote Sensing (ISSN: 2072-4292, IF: 5.349) publishes regular research papers, reviews, technical notes and communications covering all aspects of remote sensing science, from sensor design and validation/calibration to its application in geosciences, environmental sciences, ecology, and civil engineering. The aim is to publish novel/improved methods/approaches and/or algorithms of remote sensing to benefit the community, open to everyone in need of them.

Sustainability (ISSN: 2071-1050, IF: 3.889) encourages experts to publish their experimental, computational and theoretical research on sustainability. This encompasses topics related to social sciences, natural and applied science and engineering, in order to enable the application and development of sustainability.

If you are planning to attend this conference, please do not hesitate to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.aag.org/events/aag2023/.

16 February 2023
Increasing Visibility for Preprints.org – Clarivate adds the Preprint Citation Index to the Web of Science

On 9 February 2023, Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics, added the Preprint Citation Index to the Web of Science platform, streamlining the research process by allowing researchers to locate and link to preprints alongside other trusted content in the database.

The Preprint Citation Index will act as a bridge to connect cutting-edge preprints with peer-reviewed journal articles published within the Web of Science Core Collection. Alerts can be easily set to monitor new research across several repositories and authors will also be able to include preprints on their Web of Science Research Profile to more accurately display their various research outputs.

As of its launch, the Preprint Citation Index will provide nearly two million preprints from various repositories, including MDPI’s own Preprints.org.

MDPI's Preprints Platform – Preprints.org

To advance Open Science and the fast dissemination of research, MDPI offers researchers a free multidisciplinary preprint platform. Preprints.org accepts submissions from all research areas and offers authors high visibility, permanent archiving, article-level Metrics and immediately citable content by assigning a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to all preprints.

During submission to any MDPI journal, authors have the option to share their research as a preprint. After an initial screening, the manuscript is available online in 48 hours or less. Once online, preprints can be downloaded, shared, commented on, and cited, providing authors maximum visibility.

We invite you to join the ranks of the over 100k researchers using Preprints.org and share your research.

For more information, please visit Preprints.org.

22 December 2022
Special Issue Mentor Program

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative—the MDPI Special Issue Mentor Program.

This program will enable early career researchers (who must hold a Ph.D. in a related field) to experience editing a Special Issue in MDPI journals, under the mentorship of our experienced Editorial Board Members or other experienced scientists. The mentor program will provide an excellent opportunity for early career scientists to gain editorial experience, and to cultivate their ability to edit scientific research.

The mentee’s responsibilities include:

  • Proposing a Special Issue title and assisting the mentor in preparing a summary (around 200–400 words) and 3–10 keywords describing the background, importance, and goal of the Issue;
  • Writing a brief promotion plan for the Special Issue;
  • Preparing a list of scholars who may be interested in the Issue and personally e-mailing invitations on behalf of Guest Editors;
  • Writing an editorial for the online Special Issue together with the mentor.

The mentor’s responsibilities include:

  • Conducting a final check before the Special Issue is published online;
  • Performing editorial control of the Special Issue and quality control of the publications, both of which must be carried out in a timely manner;
  • Providing suggestions to younger scholars if they have any doubts or concerns regarding submissions;
  • Organizing video calls with young scholars and the Editorial Office regularly to discuss problems and improvement suggestions for the Special Issue;
  • Making and submitting decisions regarding submissions with the assistance of mentees.

Certificates and awards:
After the Special Issue closes, the Editorial Office will provide official certificates for all the mentors and early career researchers.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your Special Issue proposal to the Editorial Office of a journal you choose, and we will discuss the process (i.e., mentor collaboration, Special Issue topic feasibility analysis, etc.) in further detail. The full list of MDPI journals is as follows: https://www.mdpi.com/about/journals.

In addition to the new Special Issue Mentor Program, we will continue to welcome all Special Issue proposals focusing on hot research topics.

14 December 2022
"Thanks a Million!" – One Million Articles Published in MDPI Journals

MDPI has just become the first open access (OA) publisher to reach the milestone of one million articles published. That is one million articles freely available to all, to circulate and build upon! We are proud to share this special moment with the global scientific community.

This landmark has been reached thanks to the immeasurable support of more than 600,000 expert reviewers, 66,000 editorial board members and 6700 hard-working colleagues across MDPI’s global offices.

Within more than 25 years of publishing, our journals received 2.1 million manuscripts and generated 4.6 million peer review reports to get to one million papers published.

1 Million Infographic

Reaching the milestone of one million articles published reinforces our mission to remove any existing barriers and to make scientific research accessible to all. Since its inception, MDPI’s goal has been to create reliable processes to make science open. This is a path towards facilitating the dissemination of novel insights in scientific communities.

Regular feedback from authors and reviewers shows that our service is greatly appreciated and needed. At the same time, the feedback helps us identify areas for further improvement.

As it stands, a significant share of published research findings remain closed access. More than half of the content published with the most well-known legacy publishers stays behind a paywall, and that is not including articles published in hybrid OA journals, or made available months or years after publication.

A new policy announced by the US administration in August 2022 requires that, as of January 2026, all US federally funded research be made freely and immediately available after publication. While the new policy does not mandate articles be published under an open access license, it is aligned with the open access movement in removing all barriers to research. Similarly, some of the most advanced research institutions in the world intend to have all funded research articles published in open access by 2025.

MDPI is proud to be the leading agent of the transition to open access.

"Thanks a Million" to all the contributors!

8 December 2022
MDPI Sustainability Foundation: New Look and Nominations for the 2023 Sustainability Awards Now Open

We are pleased to announce that the website of the MDPI Sustainability Foundation has been revamped! For the past couple of months, our UX UI team and front-end developers have been working hard to launch the website in time for the opening of the Sustainability Awards nominations.

The website is not the only thing that has had a remodeling. Indeed, the format of the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award (ESLA) has been updated. ESLA is now a competition open to individual researchers or start-ups founded by researchers under the age of 35. Nominee applications will go through 2 rounds of selection until the final 3 are decided. The finalists will then be invited to give pitch presentations during the Award Ceremony to win either first place (10,000 USD) or runner-up (2 x 5000 USD).

The World Sustainability Award, on the other hand, remains the same: a total prize money of 100,000 USD is up for grabs by senior individual researchers or groups of researchers from the international research community.

Nominations for both the World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader award are now open! Check out our new website for more information on how to nominate.

16 November 2022
Editorial Board Members from Atmosphere Featured in Stanford’s List of the World’s Top 2% Scientists

Stanford University has recently published an update of the list of the top 2% most widely cited scientists—the World’s Top 2% Scientists.

The time node of the statistical data of this list is from 1960 to 2022, and it is divided into two lists: "Lifetime Scientific Influence Ranking" and "2022 Annual Scientific Influence Ranking". The "Lifetime Scientific Influence Ranking" counts the comprehensive influence performance of scientists during their careers, and the "2022 Annual Influence Ranking" focuses on highlighting the academic influence of scientists in the previous year. This ranking, considered the most prestigious worldwide, is based on the bibliometric information contained in the Scopus database and includes more than 200,000 researchers from the more than 10 million scientists considered to be active worldwide, with 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields taken into account.

We are pleased to share that 79 Editorial Board Members from MDPI’s journal Atmosphere (ISSN: 2073-4433) were featured in Stanford University World’s Top 2% Scientists list in 2022.

Name

Affiliation

Prof. Dr. Chuanfeng Zhao

Beijing Normal University, China

Dr. Gareth Marshall

British Antarctic Survey, UK

Prof. Dr. Xuejun Liu

China Agricultural University, China

Prof. Dr. Shaofei Kong

China University of Geosciences, China

Prof. Dr. Xiaodong Liu

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Prof. Dr. Yuepeng Pan

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Guiqian Tang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Prof. Dr. Xuexi Tie

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Prof. Dr. Tao Wang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Prof. Dr. Lin Wang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Prof. Dr. Kimitaka Kawamura

Chubu University, Japan

Dr. Merhala Thurai

Colorado State University, USA

Prof. Dr. Hans Moosmüller

Desert Research Institute, USA

Prof. Dr. Andreas Matzarakis

Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany

Dr. Ismail Gultepe

Environment Canada, Canada

Prof. Dr. Martin Wild

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Jianmin Chen

Fudan University, China

Prof. Dr. Liwu Zhang

Fudan University, China

Prof. Dr. Rohinton Emmanuel

Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Dr. Kumar Vikrant

Hanyang University, South Korea

Prof. Dr. Hans von Storch

Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon GmbH, Germany

Prof. Dr. Matti Leppäranta

Helsingin Yliopisto, Finland

Prof. Dr. Hai Guo

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Prof. Dr. Tao Wang

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Dr. Sandro Fuzzi

Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Bologna, Italy

Prof. Dr. Jaroslaw Krzywanski

Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Poland

Prof. Dr. Akinori Ito

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan

Prof. Dr. Min Shao

Jinan University, China

Dr. Hossein Tabari

KU Leuven, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Jianping Huang

Lanzhou University, China

Prof. Dr. Petr Chylek

Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Dr. Yuichi Otsuka

Nagoya University, Iapan

Prof. Dr. Guoyi Zhou

Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China

Prof. Dr. Huijun Wang

Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China

Dr. Jimy Dudhia

National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA

Prof. Dr. Nikos Mihalopoulos

National Observatory of Athens, Greece

Dr. Patricia K. Quinn

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA

Dr. Daniele Contini

National Research Council, Italy

Prof. Dr. Rajasekhar Balasubramanian

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Prof. Dr. Yu Song

Peking University, China

Dr. Alexander Smirnov

Science Systems and Applications, Inc., USA

Prof. Dr. Ognjen Bonacci

Split University, Croatia

Dr. Jiping Liu

State University of New York Albany, USA

Prof. Dr. Farhad Rachidi

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Jose A. Acosta

Technical University of Cartagena, Spain

Dr. David Broday

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Prof. Dr. Pinhas Alpert

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Prof. Dr. Vijay P. Singh

Texas A&M University, USA

Prof. Dr. Masashi Hayakawa

The University of Electro-Communications, Japan

Prof. Dr. William R. Stockwell

The University of Texas at El Paso, USA

Dr. Jihui Yuan

Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

Prof. Dr. Lei Duan

Tsinghua University, China

Dr. Qiang Song

Tsinghua University, China

Dr. Jia Xing

Tsinghua University, China

Dr. Hanbo Yang

Tsinghua University, China

Dr. Jonathan Pleim

United States Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Prof. Dr. Carla Viegas

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Dr. Hiroyuki Murakami

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, USA

Prof. Dr. Ruprecht Jaenicke

University Mainz, Germany

Prof. Dr. John Walsh

University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA

Prof. Dr. Magda Claeys

University of Antwerp, Belgium

Dr. Célia Alves

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Dr. Georgios Karavalakis

University of California, Riverside, USA

Dr. Michael H. Glantz

University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Dr. Annick Pouquet

University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Prof. Dr. Maria Kanakidou

University of Crete, Greece

Prof. Dr. Edward Hanna

University of Lincoln, UK

Prof. Dr. Nicola Scafetta

University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Prof. Dr. Gennaro D'Amato

University of Naples, Italy

Prof. Dr. Ferdinando Salata

University of Rome “Sapienza”, Italy

Prof. Dr. Paulo Artaxo

University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Dr. Sean Semple

University of Stirling, UK

Prof. Dr. Prashant Kumar

University of Surrey, UK

Dr. Luis Gimeno

University of Vigo, Spain

Prof. Dr. Vernon Cooray

Uppsala University, Sweden

Prof. Dr. Marc L. Mansfield

Utah State University, USA

Prof. Dr. Xiuxiang Chu

Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University, China

Prof. Dr. Weijun Li

Zhejiang University, China

Prof. Dr. Shaocai Yu

Zhejiang University, China

The latest Stanford rankings reflect the significant influence and research excellence of the scientists, who are committed to furthering their knowledge for the benefit of the world.

We would like to congratulate our Editorial Board Members on their excellent achievement and thank them for their immense contribution to the scientific progression and development of Atmosphere.

8 November 2022
Meet Us at the 13th China Satellite Navigation Conference, 16–18 November 2022, Beijing, China


Conference
: The 13th China Satellite Navigation Conference
Date: 16–18 November 2022
Place: Beijing, China

Sensors (ISSN: 1424-8220) will be attending the 13th China Satellite Navigation Conference as an exhibitor. This meeting will take place from 16 to 18 November in Beijing, China.

The China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC) is an open academic exchange platform. It aims to strengthen academic innovation and promote the cooperation and exchange of satellite navigation systems, strengthen technological innovation and promote the engineering construction of satellite navigation systems, strengthen theoretical innovation and promote the progress of satellite navigation theories, and strengthen application innovation and promote the scientific development of satellite navigation industry. The conference has been successfully held for 12 years and has produced a large number of excellent results in academic, technical, theoretical, application, and talent aspects.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Sensors;
  • Remote Sensing;
  • Atmosphere;
  • Aerospace;
  • Technologies;
  • Drones;
  • Signals;
  • Smart Cities;
  • AI;
  • Geomatics.

If you are planning to attend this conference, please do not hesitate to start an online conversation with us (booth #B18). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference and virtual booth, please visit the following website: https://www.beidou.org/annualmeeting.html.

4 November 2022
Meet Us at the 2022 MTG of JPS Indoor Environment, 1–2 December 2022, Tokyo, Japan


MDPI will be attending the 2022 MTG of JPS Indoor Environment, held in Tokyo, Japan, from 1 to 2 December 2022. The theme of this year’s conference is the preservation of human health and the maintenance of comfortable environments. Throughout the conference, prominent researchers and government officials will give keynote speeches on pressing issues of indoor environment. The 2022 MTG of JPS Indoor Environment provides an excellent opportunity for participants from industry and academia to keep up to date with the latest trends in indoor environmental problems.

During this conference, MDPI will welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest views and research with us.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, feel free to stop by our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions that you may have.

For more information about the conference, please see the following link:  https://confit.atlas.jp/guide/event/siej2022/static/message.

21 October 2022
Meet Us at the 17th International Conference on Waste Management and Technology (ICWMT17), 19–22 November 2022, Sanya, China


MDPI will be attending the 17th International Conference on Waste Management and Technology (ICWMT17), held in Sanya, China, from 19 to 22 November 2022. The theme of this year’s conference is “Synergizing the Reduction of Pollution and Carbon Emission”. Throughout the conference, prominent researchers and government officials will give keynote speeches on pressing issues of solid waste management. ICWMT17 provides an excellent opportunity for participants from industry and academia to keep up to date with the latest trends in solid waste management.

During this conference, MDPI will welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest views as well as research with us.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, feel free to stop by our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions that you may have.

For more information about the conference, please see the following link: http://www.bcrc.cn/icwmt/.

28 September 2022
Peer Review Week 2022 – Research Integrity: Creating and Supporting Trust in Research

Peer Review Week began 19 September 2022 under the theme of “Research Integrity: Creating and Supporting Trust in Research”. Through various blog articles, podcast, and webinar, we discussed this crucial subject throughout the week, celebrating the essential role peer review plays in maintaining research quality.

To begin, we held a Webinar on the topic. Professor Peter W. Choate and Dr. Emmanuel Obeng-Gyasi joined Dr. Ioana Craciun, one of MDPI’s scientific officers, for an in-depth discussion.

We invite you to view the event recording:

During the week, the MDPI Blog in a series articles highlighted how good Peer Review safeguards research integrity. The following topics were covered:

In a new edition of Insight Faster, an MDPI podcast, we were delighted to talk to the co-chairs of the Peer Review Week committee, Jayashree Rajagopalan (Senior Manager of Global Community Engagement for CACTUS) and Danielle Padula (Head of Marketing and Community Development at Scholastica) to get their take on this year’s event and its related topics.

You can find the Podcast here.

We hope you enjoy the contents!

8 September 2022
Meet Us at the iCACGP-IGAC 2022, 10–15 September 2022, Manchester, UK


Conference: iCACGP-IGAC 2022
Date: 10–15 September 2022
Place: Manchester, UK

MDPI will be attending the iCACGP-IGAC 2022 as an exhibitor from 10 to 15 September 2022 in Manchester, UK.

We are delighted to host the iCACGP-IGAC Joint International Atmospheric Chemistry Conference in Manchester in 2022. This is a leading global atmospheric chemistry conference, run quadrennially alongside the biannual IGAC Conferences that attracts approximately 600 international scientists, industry leaders, and early-career researchers from around the world, and includes many leading funding agencies.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you plan on attending this conference. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you might have.

For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.icacgp-igac-2022.org/.

4 August 2022
Atmosphere | Development History and Highlights

Atmosphere (IF 3.110, ISSN: 2073-4433) is an online open access journal that was first published in 2010. Atmosphere has published more than 6000 papers since its inception, and the journal has been indexed by SCIE since 2013 whilst also being indexed by Ei Compendex, Scopus (2021 CiteScore: 3.7), and other relevant databases. Atmosphere adheres to rigorous peer review and editorial processes and publishes only high-quality manuscripts that address important issues related to the atmosphere. Manuscripts are peer reviewed, and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 15.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2022). Atmosphere is pleased to be formally affiliated with the Working Group of Air Quality in European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) and the Italian Aerosol Society (IAS), and their members receive a discount on the article processing charge.

Editor-in-Chief

Name: Prof. Dr. Ilias Kavouras
Interests: Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health
Affiliation: Sciences, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, USA

Prof. Dr. Ilias Kavouras is a professor of Environmental Health Sciences at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy in New York City. He is trained as a chemist and an environmental health scientist. His research integrates natural and health sciences in understanding atmospheric dynamics, from the release of contaminants, their fate in the atmosphere and the role of physical and chemical processes to exposure pathways, and their relationship with biological mechanisms of toxicity and clinical outcomes. He is particularly interested in the interplay of climate change with atmospheric physical and chemical processes and the resultant environmental and health impacts.

Prof. Dr. Kavouras has been affiliated with research and academic institutes in the US and abroad, working on the aforementioned big-picture topics to address local and regional priorities while considering their diverse and unique characteristics. His experimental study designs include benchtop laboratory analysis and in vitro toxicology, method development, field studies, community-based exposure and health studies, and integrated geospatial, inverse, and epidemiological modeling.

Associate Editor

Name: Prof. Dr. Xuejun Liu
Affiliation: Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University (CAU), China

Prof. Dr. Xuejun Liu is a professor and a doctoral supervisor at the School of Resources and Environment, China Agricultural University, a member of the Nutrient Cycle and Environment Professional Committee of the Chinese Society of Plant Nutrition and Fertilizers, a member of the Nitrogen Working Committee of the Chinese Soil Society, a member of the Agricultural Resources Utilization Professional Committee of the Chinese Society of Natural Resources, and a member of the Ministry of Environmental Protection. He is a member of the overall expert group of the public relations project on the causes of heavy pollution and control, the chief expert of the research office of the National Air Pollution Prevention and Control Public Relations Center, and serves as a judge or an Editorial Board Member for numerous academic journals such as EST, AE, and Ecology Journal. He has long been engaged in the research of nitrogen cycle in farmland, environmental nutrients, and quantification of soil acidification that has led to the formation of distinctive features in atmospheric nitrogen deposition and nitrogen environmental effects. He has published more than 300 scientific research papers, 180 SCI papers in international journals, 1 English monograph, and participated in the publication of 14 monographs. In 2006, he was selected into the New Century Excellent Talents Support Program of the Ministry of Education. In 2012, he won the Outstanding Mentor Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2013, he became the chief scientist of the national 973 Project. In 2014, he was funded by the National Outstanding Youth Fund Talent Plan; in 2016, he was selected as a young and middle-aged scientific and technological innovation leader in the national “10,000-person plan”; in 2017, he was selected as the “Scientific Chinese” (2016) Person of the Year; and in 2021, he was recognized as an “Elsevier 2020 China Highly Cited Scholar” and included in the “2020 Top 2% of the World’s Top Scientists” list.

Section Editor-in-Chief

Name: Dr. Daniele Contini
Affiliation: Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, National Research Council, Str. Prv. Lecce-Monteroni km 1.2, 73100 Lecce, Italy

Dr. Daniele Contini is a Research Director at ISAC-CNR. His main research interests are focused on four main lines: (i) identification and characterization of atmospheric particulate matter sources using both high-resolution temporal measurements and receptor models based on the chemical composition of the particulate; (ii) health and toxicological effects of atmospheric particulate matter due to both natural and anthropogenic sources; (iii) study of atmospheric particulate dynamics in the surface boundary layer with particular attention to emission and deposition processes; (iv) analysis and parameterization of the dispersion of atmospheric pollutants also using physical modeling on a reduced scale in a wind tunnel and/or in a hydraulic vein.

Throughout his career, he has established numerous and successful research collaborations with leading international groups in the field of atmospheric and climate sciences. He has managed a number of important projects for public administrations and private companies. Dr. Daniele Contini has served as President of the Italian Aerosol Society (IAS) since 2018 and is co-chair of the working group “Atmospheric Aerosol Studies” of the European Aerosol Assembly. He manages the Environmental-Climate Observatory of Lecce, regional station of the GAW/WMO-Global Atmosphere Watch network and station of the ACTRIS network.

Highly Cited Article Recommendations:

“The Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Monthly Analysis (New Version 2.3) and a Review of 2017 Global Precipitation”
Atmosphere 20189(4), 138; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos9040138
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/9/4/138

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The new Version 2.3 of the Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Monthly analysis is described in terms of changes made to improve the homogeneity of the product, especially after 2002. These changes include corrections to cross-calibration of satellite data inputs and updates to the gauge analysis. Over-ocean changes starting in 2003 resulted in an overall precipitation increase of 1.8% after 2009. Updating the gauge analysis to its final, high-quality version increases the global land total by 1.8% for the post-2002 period. These changes correct a small, incorrect dip in the estimated global precipitation over the last decade given by the earlier Version 2.2. The GPCP analysis is also used to describe global precipitation in 2017. The general La Niña pattern for 2017 is noted, and the evolution from the early 2016 El Niño pattern is described. The 2017 global value is one of the highest for the 1979–2017 period, exceeded only by 2016 and 1998 (both El Niño years), and reinforces the small positive trend. Results for 2017 also reinforce significant trends in precipitation intensity (on a monthly scale) in the tropics. These results for 2017 indicate the value of the GPCP analysis, in addition to research, for climate monitoring.

“Evaluating the Hydrological Cycle over Land Using the Newly- Corrected Precipitation Climatology from the Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC)”
Atmosphere 20178(3), 52; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos8030052
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/8/3/52

The 2015 release of the precipitation climatology from the Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC) for 1951–2000, based on climatological normals of about 75,100 rain gauges, allows for quantification of mean land surface precipitation as part of the global water cycle. In GPCC’s 2011- release, a bulk climatological correction was applied to compensate for gauge undercatch. In this paper, we derive an improved correction approach based on the synoptic weather reports for the period 1982–2015. The compared results show that the climatological approach tends to overestimate the correction for Central and Eastern Europe, especially in the northern winter, and in other regions throughout the year. Applying the mean weather-dependent correction to the GPCC’s uncorrected precipitation climatology for 1951–2000 gives a value of 854.7 mm of precipitation per year (excluding Antarctica) or 790 mm for the global land surface. The warming of nearly 1 K relative to pre-industrial temperatures is expected to be accompanied by a 2%–3% increase in global (land and ocean) precipitation. However, a comparison of climatology for 30-year reference periods from 1931–1960 up to 1981–2010 reveals no significant trend for land surface precipitation. This may be caused by the large variability of precipitation, the varying data coverage over time, and other issues related to the sampling of rain-gauge networks. The GPCC continues to enlarge and further improve the quality of its database and will generate precipitation analyses with homogeneous data coverage over time. Another way to reduce the sampling issues is through the combination of rain gauge-based analyses with remote sensing (i.e., satellite or radar) datasets.

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Special Issue Recommendations:

“Artificial Intelligence for Meteorology Applications”
Edited by Dr. Wei Fang, Prof. Dr. Victor S. Sheng and Dr. Qiguang Wang
Submission Deadline: 15 September 2022
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/special_issues/AI_Meteorology

“Materials, Technologies, and Methods for the Building Indoor Comfort”
Edited by Dr. Manuela Neri
Submission Deadline: 26 October 2022
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/special_issues/building_indoor_comfort

“Between Meso-Scale and Local Scale: Downscaling Weather Forecast and Upscaling Atmospheric Dispersion”
Edited by Dr. Patrick Armand
Submission Deadline: 17 November 2022
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/special_issues/downscaling_weather

28 June 2022
2021 Impact Factors - Released

The 2021 citation metrics have been released in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), and we’re pleased to announce the following results for MDPI journals:

Journal Impact Factor Rank Category
Antioxidants 7.675 Q1 Food Science & Technology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Chemistry, Medicinal
Cells 7.666 Q2 Cell Biology
Nutrients 6.706 Q1 Nutrition & Dietetics
Cancers 6.575 Q1 Oncology
Pharmaceutics 6.525 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
International Journal of Molecular Sciences 6.208 Q1 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Marine Drugs 6.085 Q1 Chemistry, Medicinal
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Biomolecules 6.064 Q2 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Batteries * 5.938 Q2 Electrochemistry
Energy & Fuels
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Viruses 5.818 Q2 Virology
Biosensors 5.743 Q1 Chemistry, Analytical
Instruments & Instrumentation
Q2 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Journal of Fungi 5.724 Q1 Mycology
Q2 Microbiology
Nanomaterials 5.719 Q1 Physics, Applied
Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Metabolites 5.581 Q2 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Foods 5.561 Q1 Food Science & Technology
Drones * 5.532 Q2 Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing 5.349 Q1 Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Imaging Science & Photographic Technology
Q2 Remote Sensing
Environmental Sciences
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research 5.318 Q2 Business
Antibiotics 5.222 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Q2 Infectious Diseases
Pharmaceuticals 5.215 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Q2 Chemistry, Medicinal
Biology 5.168 Q1 Biology
Fermentation 5.123 Q2 Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
Toxins 5.075 Q1 Toxicology
Q2 Food Science & Technology
Bioengineering * 5.046 Q2 Engineering, Biomedical
Polymers 4.967 Q1 Polymer Science
Journal of Clinical Medicine 4.964 Q2 Medicine, General & Internal
Vaccines 4.961 Q2 Immunology
Medicine, Research & Experimental
Molecules 4.927 Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Microorganisms 4.926 Q2 Microbiology
Journal of Functional Biomaterials * 4.901 Q2 Engineering, Biomedical
Materials Science, Biomaterials
Biomedicines 4.757 Q2 Medicine, Research & Experimental
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Plants 4.658 Q1 Plant Sciences
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 4.614 Q1 Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SSCI)
Q2 Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SCIE)
Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
Membranes 4.562 Q1 Polymer Science
Q2 Engineering, Chemical
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Chemistry, Physical
Pathogens 4.531 Q2 Microbiology
Catalysts 4.501 Q2 Chemistry, Physical
Toxics 4.472 Q2 Toxicology
Environmental Sciences
Gels 4.432 Q1 Polymer Science
Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease 4.415 Q2 Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
Chemosensors 4.229 Q1 Instruments & Instrumentation
Q2 Chemistry, Analytical
Q3 Electrochemistry
Genes 4.141 Q2 Genetics & Heredity
Diagnostics 3.992 Q2 Medicine, General & Internal
Agronomy 3.949 Q1 Agronomy
Plant Sciences
Land 3.905 Q2 Environmental Studies
Sustainability 3.889 Q2 Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
Environmental Studies (SSCI)
Q3 Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SCIE)
Q4 Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SSCI)
Sensors 3.847 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Materials 3.748 Q1 Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Q2 Physics, Applied
Physics, Condensed Matter
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Chemistry, Physical
Biomimetics * 3.743 Q2 Engineering, Multidisciplinary
Q3 Materials Science, Biomaterials
Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease * 3.711 Q1 Tropical Medicine
Q2 Parasitology
Q3 Infectious Diseases
Lubricants * 3.584 Q2 Engineering, Mechanical
Fractal and Fractional 3.577 Q1 Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications
Water 3.530 Q2 Water Resources
Q3 Environmental Sciences
Micromachines 3.523 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Physics, Applied
Chemistry, Analytical
Q3 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Journal of Personalized Medicine 3.508 Q2 Medicine, General & Internal
Health Care Sciences & Services
Agriculture 3.408 Q1 Agronomy
Processes 3.352 Q2 Engineering, Chemical
Separations 3.344 Q2 Chemistry, Analytical
Magnetochemistry 3.336 Q2 Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
Q3 Chemistry, Physical
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Brain Sciences 3.333 Q3 Neurosciences
Buildings 3.324 Q2 Construction & Building Technology
Engineering, Civil
Forests 3.282 Q1 Forestry
Energies 3.252 Q3 Energy & Fuels
Life 3.251 Q2 Biology
Coatings 3.236 Q2 Materials Science, Coatings & Films
Physics, Applied
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Animals 3.231 Q1 Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science
Veterinary Sciences
Journal of Intelligence * 3.176 Q2 Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Fishes 3.170 Q1 Marine & Freshwater Biology
Q2 Fisheries
Healthcare 3.160 Q2 Health Policy & Services (SSCI)
Health Care Sciences & Services (SCIE)
Inorganics * 3.149 Q2 Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
Insects 3.139 Q1 Entomology
Atmosphere 3.110 Q3 Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Current Oncology 3.109 Q3 Oncology
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 3.099 Q2 Geography, Physical
Q3 Computer Science, Information Systems
Remote Sensing
Diversity 3.029 Q2 Biodiversity Conservation
Ecology
Tomography 3.000 Q3 Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
Current Issues in Molecular Biology 2.976 Q3 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Medicina 2.948 Q3 Medicine, General & Internal
Symmetry 2.940 Q2 Multidisciplinary Sciences
Horticulturae 2.923 Q1 Horticulture
Machines 2.899 Q2 Engineering, Mechanical
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Systems * 2.895 Q2 Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Applied Sciences 2.838 Q2 Engineering, Multidisciplinary
Physics, Applied
Q3 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Children 2.835 Q2 Pediatrics
Minerals 2.818 Q2 Mining & Mineral Processing
Mineralogy
Geochemistry & Geophysics
Universe 2.813 Q2 Astronomy & Astrophysics
Q3 Physics, Particles & Fields
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 2.744 Q1 Engineering, Marine
Q2 Oceanography
Engineering, Ocean
Entropy 2.738 Q2 Physics, Multidisciplinary
Fire * 2.726 Q2 Forestry
Q3 Ecology
Metals 2.695 Q2 Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Electronics 2.690 Q3 Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Computer Science, Information Systems
Physics, Applied
Crystals 2.670 Q2 Crystallography
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Aerospace 2.660 Q1 Engineering, Aerospace
Mathematics 2.592 Q1 Mathematics
Photonics 2.536 Q3 Optics
Actuators 2.523 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Q3 Engineering, Mechanical
Veterinary Sciences 2.518 Q2 Veterinary Sciences
Behavioral Sciences * 2.286 Q3 Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Axioms * 1.824 Q2 Mathematics, Applied

For more information on Impact Factors and what it means to index academic journals, please visit our related blog posts.

 

* Journals given their first Impact Factor in 2022

Source: 2021 Journal Impact Factors, Journal Citation Reports TM (Clarivate, 2022)

 

22 June 2022
Meet Us at the 5th International Conference on Building Energy and Environment (COBEE 2022), 25–29 July 2022, Montréal, Canada


Conference: The 5th International Conference on Building Energy and Environment (COBEE 2022)
Date: 25–29 July 2022
Place: Montréal, Canada + Online

Buildings (ISSN: 2075-5309) will be attending the 5th International Conference on Building Energy and Environment as an exhibitor. This meeting will be held in Canada and online from 25 to 29 July 2022.

Concordia University is proud to host the 5th International Conference on Building Energy and Environment (COBEE 2022), providing a platform for discussing building energy and environmental issues in addition to initiating collaboration among researchers, environmental scientists, architects, facility managers, and policymakers. We look forward to welcoming you and having you experience the city’s unique culture and joie de vivre. There is a profusion of sights, sounds, and flavors to enjoy, all within reach of the convention venue. See you in Montréal!

The session topics covered will include the following:

  • COVID-19, Pandemic, and Epidemic;
  • Health and Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation;
  • Thermal Comfort;
  • Occupant-Centric Building Design and Controls;
  • Building Renewables, Solar Buildings and Smart Grid;
  • Urban Energy and Urban Microclimate;
  • Wind Engineering, Aerodynamics and Urban Physics;
  • Building Physics, Building Envelope and Materials;
  • Thermal Storages;
  • Smart Buildings and Smart Cities (Machine Learning, AI, IoT);
  • Resilience and Climate Change;
  • Building Mechanical System and Controls;
  • Advanced Modeling and Building Simulations, CFD;
  • Building Codes and Standards;
  • Urban Green Infrastructure;
  • Low / Zero Carbon Emission Buildings and Communities;
  • Building Fire Safety.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have.

For more information about the conference and our booth, please visit the following link: https://www.cobee2022.org/index.html.

13 June 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Young Investigator Awards in “Environmental & Earth Sciences”—Winners Announced

MDPI’s Young Investigator Awards recognize promising junior researchers, acknowledge their contributions, and enhance communication among scientists. We are proud to present the winners for the year 2021 in the “Environmental & Earth Sciences” category. The winners were selected by the journals’ editors.

We warmly congratulate the awarded young investigators for their outstanding contributions. MDPI will continue to provide support and recognition to the academic community.

Atmosphere:

  • Shaojie Song, Harvard University, USA

Clean Technologies:

  • Francesco Galiano, Institute on Membrane Technology of the National Research Council, Italy

Energies:

  • Qilin Wang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Christopher H. T. Lee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health:

  • Grace Vincent, Central Queensland University, Australia

Minerals:

  • Antony Burnham, Australian National University, Australia

Remote Sensing:

  • Celso Henrique Leite Silva Junior, National Institute for Space Research – INPE, Brasil; Agricultural Engineering Department of the State University of Maranhão – UEMA, Brazil

Sustainability:

  • Baojie He, Chongqing University, China

Water:

  • Stefanos Giannakis, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain

13 June 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Outstanding Reviewer Awards in “Environmental & Earth Sciences”—Winners Announced

In order to acknowledge our reviewers, who so generously dedicate their time to reviewing papers and demonstrate diligence, professionalism, and timeliness when reviewing manuscripts, MDPI journals regularly offer outstanding reviewer awards to scholars who participate in the peer-review process.

We are proud to recognize winners for the year 2021 in the “Environmental & Earth Sciences” category for their outstanding contributions among extensive competition by presenting them with an Outstanding Reviewer Award.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners on their achievement. MDPI will continue to provide support and recognition to the academic community.

Atmosphere:

  • Hristo Chervenkov, National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Bulgaria
  • Jouni Räisänen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Climate:

  • Piotr F. Borowski, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland

Energies:

  • Elena Lucchi, Institute for Renewable Energy, Italy
  • Marcin Dębowski, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
  • Miroslav Variny, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Piotr F. Borowski, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Vedran Mrzljak, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Forests:

  • Tomasz Oszako, Forest Research Institute, Poland
  • Stelian Alexandru Borz, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
  • Maricar Aguilos, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Narayan Bhusal, Seoul National University, South Korea

Geosciences:

  • Dave Waters, University of Oxford, UK

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health:

  • Anuli Njoku, Southern Connecticut State University, USA
  • Haruna Musa Moda, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Jesús Molina-Mula, University of BalearicIsland, Spain
  • Katharina Diehl, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Katarzyna Tomaszek, Pedagogical University of Kracow, Poland
  • Matteo Nioi, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Pablo A. Cantero-Garlito, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain
  • Seoyong Kim, Ajou University, South Korea
  • Andrzej Adamski, University of Information Technology and Management, Poland
  • Adrian Curto, Faculty of Medicine, University of Salamanca, Spain
  • Arkaitz Castañeda Babarro, University of Deusto, Spain
  • Álvaro Francisco Lopes De Sousa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Agata Gabryelska, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
  • Ana Reyes Menéndez, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
  • Bartosz Dalewski, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland
  • Chong Chen, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
  • Carla Maria Batista Ferreira Pires, CBIOS-Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias-Escola de Ciências e Tecnologias da Saúde, Portugal
  • Claudia Pisanu, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Emmanuel Obeng-Gyasi, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, USA
  • Faisal F. Hakeem, King’s College London, UK
  • Francisco Javier Fernández Carrasco, Punta de Europa Hospital, Spain
  • Haewon Byeon, Inje University, South Korea
  • HuiJun Chih, Curtin University, Australia
  • Jerónimo Aragón Vela, University of Granada, Spain
  • Joana Costa, University of Aveiro, Portugal,
  • Joanne Lloyd, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • José Luis Romero-Bejar, University of Granada, Spain
  • Laura Nathans, Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State Scranton, USA
  • Mateusz Jankowski, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Poland
  • Matteo Riccò, Azienda USL-IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Nicola Döring, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
  • Nora Suleiman-Martos, University of Granada, Spain
  • Russell Kabir, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Roy McConkey, University of Ulster, UK
  • Sunhee Kim, Ajou University, South Korea
  • Sol García-Germán, Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios y Medioambientalesdisabled, Spain
  • Sebastian Rutkowski, Opole University of Technology, Poland
  • Tamás Berki, University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Terence Moriarty, University of Northern Iowa, USA
  • Pedro Antonio Martín Cervantes, University of Almería, La Cañada de San Urbano, Spain

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information:

  • Lemenkova Polina, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Andrew Newton, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Dennis Edler, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Lukáš Herman, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • Marcela Bindzarova Gergelova, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia

Land:

  • Rahul Datta, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
  • Dirk H.R. Spennemann, Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Raimundo Jimenez-Ballesta, (Retired recently) Autonoma University of Madrid, Spain

Remote Sensing:

  • Veraldo Liesenberg, Santa Catarina State University, Brazil
  • Yady Tatiana Solano-Correa, University of Cauca, Colombia
  • Francesco Marinello, University of Padova, Italy
  • Pedro Melo-Pinto, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
  • Ignacio Bosch, Universitat Politènica de València, Spain
  • Juan Soria, University of Valencia, Spain
  • Chiman Kwan, Signal Processing, Inc., USA
  • Benoit Vozel, University of Rennes, France
  • Giuseppe Casula, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology Unit of Bologna, Italy
  • Simone Cosoli, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Resources:

  • Maria Economou-Eliopoulos, University of Athens, Greece

Toxics:

  • Cynthia Rider, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA

13 June 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Travel Awards in “Environmental & Earth Sciences”—Winners Announced

We are proud to recognize the winners of MDPI’s 2021 Travel Awards in the “Environmental & Earth Sciences” category for their outstanding presentations and to present them with the prize.

MDPI journals regularly offer travel awards to encourage talented junior scientists to present their latest research at academic conferences in specific fields, which helps to increase their influence.

The winners mentioned below were carefully selected by the journal editors based on an outline of their research and the work to be presented at an academic conference.

We would like to warmly congratulate the Travel Awards winners for the year 2021 and wish them the greatest success with their future research endeavors. MDPI will continue to enhance communication among scientists.

Atmosphere:

  • Charbel Harb, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Jibran Khan, Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark

Climate:

  • Agostino Niyonkuru Meroni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Platon Patlakas, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Energies:

  • Nnaemeka Vincent Emodi, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Irene Poza-Casado, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain

Forests:

  • Pipiet Larasatie, Oregon State University, USA
  • Tania L. Maxwell, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France

Hydrology:

  • Georgia Papacharalampous, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Mattei Alexandra, University of Corsica, France

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health:

  • Danila Azzolina, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy
  • Kelvin Fong, Yale University, USA
  • Levi Frehlich, University of Calgary, Canada‎
  • Garyfallos Konstantinoudis, Imperial College London, UK

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information:

  • Junghwan Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Xuke Hu, Institute of Data Science, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany

Land:

  • Álvaro Castilla Beltrán, University of La Laguna, Spain
  • Lauren Nerfa, University of Hawaiʻi, USA

Remote Sensing:

  • Amen Al-Yaari, Sorbonne University, France
  • Meng Lu, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Resources:

  • Alessandro Lenci, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Evangelia Georgantzia, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Sustainability:

  • Sayyed Rasoul Khayyam Nekouei, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
  • Georgia A. Papacharalampous, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Raquel Filipa da Costa Viveiros, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Rajesh Pathak, South Dakota State University, USA

Water:

  • Nnanake-Abasi Okon Offiong, University of Uyo, Nigeria
  • Tonni Agustiono Kurniawan, Polytechnic of Health, Indonesia
  • Shawna Andrea Foo, Arizona State University, USA

13 June 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Best Paper Awards in “Environmental & Earth Sciences”—Winners Announced

The purpose of our Best Paper Awards is to promote and recognize the most impactful contributions published within MDPI journals.

The editors of each journal carefully selected reviews and research papers through a rigorous judging process based on criteria such as the scientific merit, overall impact, and the quality of presentation of the papers published in the journal last year.

We are honored to present the winners in the subject areas of “Environmental & Earth Sciences”, who were selected amongst extensive competition, and congratulate the authors for their outstanding scientific publications.

MDPI will continue to provide support and recognition to the academic community.

Geosciences:

Remote Sensing:

Toxics:

Water:

9 June 2022
2021 CiteScores - Released


The 2021 citation metrics have been officially released in Scopus!

We are pleased to announce that 182 MDPI journals are included, of which:

● 21 journals received their first CiteScore.
● 85% of journals increased their CiteScore from 2020.
● 155 journals (85%) ranked above average, in at least one category.

The following 65 MDPI journals (36%) ranked among the top 25% of journals, in at least one category:

Journal

CiteScore

Quartile

Category

Non-coding RNA

10.1

Q1

Genetics

Journal of Functional Biomaterials

10.0

Q1

Biomedical Engineering

Marine Drugs

8.1

Q1

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)

Batteries

7.9

Q1

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Nutrients

7.9

Q1

Nutrition and Dietetics

Remote Sensing

7.4

Q1

General Earth and Planetary Sciences

Drones

7.2

Q1

Computer Science Applications

International Journal of Molecular Sciences

6.9

Q1

Inorganic Chemistry

Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks

6.9

Q1

Computer Networks and Communications

Cells

6.7

Q1

General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Nanomaterials

6.6

Q1

General Chemical Engineering

Toxins

6.6

Q1

Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

Viruses

6.6

Q1

Infectious Diseases

Antioxidants

6.5

Q1

Food Science

Fibers

6.5

Q1

Civil and Structural Engineering

Resources

6.4

Q1

Nature and Landscape Conservation

Sensors

6.4

Q1

Instrumentation

Big Data and Cognitive Computing

6.1

Q1

Management Information Systems

Molecules

5.9

Q1

Chemistry (miscellaneous)

Polymers

5.7

Q1

Polymers and Plastics

Biosensors

5.6

Q1

Engineering (miscellaneous)

Catalysts

5.5

Q1

General Environmental Science

Smart Cities

5.5

Q1

Urban Studies

Future Internet

5.4

Q2

Computer Networks and Communications

Beverages

5.3

Q1

Food Science

Fermentation

5.3

Q1

Plant Science

Environments

5.2

Q1

Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

Inventions

5.2

Q1

General Engineering

Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity

5.1

Q1

Development

Colloids and Interfaces

5.0

Q1

Chemistry (miscellaneous)

Energies

5.0

Q1

Control and Optimization

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information

5.0

Q1

Geography, Planning and Development

Sustainability

5.0

Q1

Geography, Planning and Development

Fire

4.9

Q1

Forestry

Robotics

4.9

Q1

Control and Optimization

Soil Systems

4.9

Q1

Soil Science

Geosciences

4.8

Q1

General Earth and Planetary Sciences

Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing

4.8

Q1

Mechanical Engineering

Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease

4.8

Q1

Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Water

4.8

Q1

Geography, Planning and Development

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

4.5

Q1

Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Sports

4.5

Q1

Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Entropy

4.4

Q1

Mathematical Physics

Journal of Clinical Medicine

4.4

Q1

General Medicine

Symmetry

4.3

Q1

General Mathematics

Cosmetics

4.2

Q1

Surgery

Foods

4.1

Q1

Health Professions (miscellaneous)

Journal of Fungi

4.1

Q1

Plant Science

ChemEngineering

4.0

Q1

General Engineering

Forests

4.0

Q1

Forestry

Journal of Intelligence

4.0

Q1

Education

Antibiotics

3.9

Q1

General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics

Cryptography

3.9

Q1

Applied Mathematics

Behavioral Sciences

3.8

Q1

Development

Buildings

3.8

Q1

Architecture

Metals

3.8

Q1

Metals and Alloys

Publications

3.5

Q1

Communication

Social Sciences

3.4

Q1

General Social Sciences

Mathematics

2.9

Q1

General Mathematics

Fractal and Fractional

2.8

Q1

Analysis

Animals

2.7

Q1

General Veterinary

Axioms

2.6

Q1

Algebra and Number Theory

Heritage

1.8

Q1

Conservation

Religions

1.0

Q1

Religious Studies

Philosophies

0.9

Q1

Philosophy

Source: 2021 CiteScores™ (Elsevier)

20 May 2022
Prof. Dr. Ilias Kavouras Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Atmosphere

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Ilias Kavouras has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Atmosphere (IF: 2.686, ISSN 2073-4433, https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere).

Prof. Dr. Ilias Kavouras is a Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy in New York City. He is trained as a chemist and an environmental health scientist. His research integrates natural and health sciences to understand atmospheric dynamics, from the release of contaminants, their fate in the atmosphere and the role of physical and chemical processes to exposure pathways and their relationship with biological mechanisms of toxicity and clinical outcomes. He is particularly interested in the interplay of climate change with atmospheric physical and chemical processes and the resultant environmental and health impacts.

Prof. Dr. Kavouras has been affiliated with research and academic institutes in the US and abroad, working on the aforementioned big-picture topics to address local and regional priorities while considering their diverse and unique characteristics. His experimental study designs include benchtop laboratory analysis and in vitro toxicology, methods development, field studies, community-based exposure and health studies, and integrated geospatial, inverse, and epidemiological modeling.

The following is a short Q&A with Prof. Dr. Ilias Kavouras, who shared his vision for the journal as well as his views on this research area:

  1. What appealed to you about the journal and made you want to take the role as its Editor-in-Chief?

I am honored to serve the journal, Editorial Board, authors, and readers as the Editor-in-Chief of Atmosphere. Earth’s atmosphere is the single most important factor for the development and evolution of life on the planet. There is reciprocal and evolving interaction with both the natural and human ecosystems. An increasing number of scientists across many disciplines, from natural sciences to engineering, health, and social sciences are tackling the multifaceted mechanisms and impacts of atmospheric processes using state-of-the-art tools, technologies and methodological frameworks. Under the leadership of Dr. Aiken and the Editorial Board, the journal provides a forum for discipline-specific as well as interdisciplinary research, and facilitates the exchange of ideas and cross-pollination required to meet the scientific and societal challenges of a changing climate. It holds great potential to advance science and innovation on many different levels.

  1. What is your vision for the journal?

It is my primary goal to continue and strengthen the journal’s prominence in atmospheric sciences as a forum of high-quality–high-impact, accessible research on fundamental atmospheric disciplines. Building on existing broader themes, it is also in the interests of the journal, the scientific community, and society to expand to atmosphere-driven transdisciplinary basic and applied research. The journal already has scientifically and geographically diverse editors, Advisory Panel Members and Editorial Board Members, but we are lacking in gender and racial diversity. It will be a priority for the editorial team, in consultation with the Advisory and Editorial Board, to further expand expertise, diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is also true for authors and readers. Creating pathways to increase diversity, accessibility, and inclusion of authors, reviewers, and readers from underrepresented and underserved groups is key to the mission and vision of the journal. Social media and interactive platforms of engagement will be integrated to engage a broader network of scientists, professionals, and policymakers across disciplines.

  1. What does the future of this field of research look like?

It is a great time to be working in atmospheric sciences today. There have been many breakthroughs in atmospheric sciences over the past few decades, but many more have yet to be discovered. As a result, there are many opportunities moving forward for fundamental processes, direct and indirect impacts on natural and human environments, and research-to-practice studies, covering subjects from climate change to atmospheric dynamics and chemistry, from droughts and wildfires to man-made emissions, from measurements to modeling, from mechanisms to policy and strategies. Due to recent advancements, we can obtain measurements, run simulations, and analyze big data more precisely and efficiently than in the not-so-distant past, allowing us to provide more detail, refine existing knowledge, and test new hypotheses and concepts.

  1. What do you think of the development of Open Access in the publishing field?

Accessibility is key to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in science and research. The Open Access model resolves the shortcomings of traditional publishing models by enabling access to published research and studies. Many funding agencies now support the open access of publications through sponsored research. However, funding priorities and disparities pose a challenge in the implementation of the Open Access model, particularly from low- and middle-income regions. I will work with the editorial team to develop initiatives that improve inclusion. The type, character, impact, and size of basic and applied atmospheric research published in the journal are growing. Embedding open and fair data practices is beneficial to the scientific community as well as the publication process. It adds value and content, which is consistent with the Open Access publication model, and further utilizes the strengths of technology to communicate scientific outputs and outcomes.

15 February 2022
Atmosphere | Highly Cited Papers in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) in Web of Science, 2020–2021

It is our great honor to congratulate the publications that have been distinguished as highly cited papers by Clarivate in 2020–2021, according to the Web of Science data. As of September/October 2021, these highly cited papers received enough citations to place them in the top 1% of the academic field of geosciences, based on a high citation threshold for the field and the publication year analyzed in the "Essential Science Indicators", distinguishing them as hugely influential within their research area.

“Modeling Pan Evaporation Using Gaussian Process Regression K-Nearest Neighbors Random Forest and Support Vector Machines; Comparative Analysis”
Shabani, S.; Samadianfard, S.; Sattari, M.T.; Mosavi, A.; Shamshirband, S.; Kmet, T.; Várkonyi-Kóczy, A.R.
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/11/1/66

“COVID-19 and Air Pollution: Measuring Pandemic Impact to Air Quality in Five European Countries”
Skirienė, A.F.; Stasiškienė, Ž.
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/12/3/290

“Temporal Changes in Ozone Concentrations and Their Impact on Vegetation”
Juráň, S.; Grace, J.; Urban, O.
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/12/1/82

“Spectral Analysis of Gravity Waves from Near Space High-Resolution Balloon Data in Northwest China”
He, Y.; Sheng, Z.; He, M.
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/11/2/133

“Quantifying the Impact of the COVID-19 Lockdown Measures on Nitrogen Dioxide Levels throughout Europe”
Solberg, S.; Walker, S.-E.; Schneider, P.; Guerreiro, C.
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/12/2/131

“Regional Scale Impact of the COVID-19 Lockdown on Air Quality: Gaseous Pollutants in the Po Valley, Northern Italy”
Lonati, G.; Riva, F.
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/12/2/264

“NOx Emission Reduction and Recovery during COVID-19 in East China”
Zhang, R.; Zhang, Y.; Lin, H.; Feng, X.; Fu, T.-M.; Wang, Y.
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/11/4/433

15 February 2022
Atmosphere | Publications from Academicians in 2020–2021

We are pleased to highlight several papers from academicians that have been published in Atmosphere (ISSN: 2073-4433) over the last two years. We invite you to read the selection of these papers, which are listed below.

“Characterization of Urban New Particle Formation in Amman—Jordan”
Markku Kulmala (马库·库马拉)
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/11/1/79

“Changes in Tropical-Cyclone Translation Speed over the Western North Pacific”
Dake Chen (陈大可)
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/11/1/93

Evaluation of the Performance of Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors at a High Mountain Station with Complex Meteorological Conditions”
Wenxing Wang (王文兴)
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/11/2/212

“WRF-Chem Simulation of Winter Visibility in Jiangsu, China, and the Application of a Neural Network Algorithm”
Huijun Wang (王会军)
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/11/5/520

Interdecadal Change in the Relationship between Northern and Southern Hemisphere Meridional Circulation over the Western Pacific Ocean”
Huijun Wang (王会军)
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/11/10/1106

“Interdecadal Variations in Extreme High–Temperature Events over Southern China in the Early 2000s and the Influence of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation”
Huijun Wang (王会军)
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/11/8/829

“Aerosol Effective Radiative Forcing in the Online Aerosol Coupled CAS-FGOALS-f3-L Climate Model”
Guangyu Shi (石广玉)
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/11/10/1115

“Comparison of CMIP5 and CMIP6 Multi-Model Ensemble for Precipitation Downscaling Results and Observational Data: The Case of Hanjiang River Basin”
Hao Wang (王浩)
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/12/7/867

“Data Assimilation of Ambient Concentrations of Multiple Air Pollutants Using an Emission-Concentration Response Modeling Framework”
Jiming Hao (郝吉明)
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/11/12/1289

“Oxygen Isotopes in Tree Rings from Greenland: A New Proxy of NAO”
Zhengtang Guo (郭正堂)
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/12/1/39

“Tropospheric NO2 Pollution Monitoring with the GF-5 Satellite Environmental Trace Gases Monitoring Instrument over the North China Plain during Winter 2018–2019”
Wenqing Liu (刘文清)
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/12/3/398

“Downscaling of Future Precipitation in China’s Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region Using a Weather Generator”
Deliang Chen (陈德亮)
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/1/22

11 February 2022
Meet Us Online at the 4th International Electronic Conference on Environmental Research and Public Health (ECERPH 2022), 15–30 October 2022


We cordially invite you to participate in the 4th International Electronic Conference on Environmental Research and Public Health (ECERPH2022), which will be held from 15 to 30 October 2022. Prof. Dr. Jon Øyvind Odland serves as the chair of this e-conference. He is a Professor of Global Health at NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and a specialist in GYN/OB, environmental medicine, and epidemiology. This online event will bring together researchers from all over the world with no concerns regarding travel or other related expenditures.

Health effects could be very different if the world’s temperature increases from 5 to 10 °C compared to an increase from 35 to 40 °C. If we look at the mortality associated with climate change, it is obvious that the burden is higher in tropical areas. However, if we add morbidity and complications for, e.g., reproductive health and pregnancy care, the situation might be very different. The spread of infectious diseases related to vector migration is also a very important topic, as is the situation of environmental exposure to contaminants and occupational health.

This conference will provide leading scientists, working in the environmental research and public health field, with an online platform to share their latest research and engage in exciting discussions.

The main topics and sessions of the conference are:

  • Pregnancy, Reproductive Health, and Climate Change;
  • Vector Migration from a Climate Perspective;
  • COVID-19 from a Climate Perspective;
  • The Forgotten Tropical Diseases from a Climate Perspective;
  • Cardiovascular Diseases and Climate Change;
  • Occupational Health and Temperature Change.

The conference will be completely free of charge to attend, as well as for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform.

The accepted proceedings papers from the conference will most likely be published in a dedicated issue of the MDPI journal Environmental Sciences Proceedings (ISSN: 2673-4931). Please note that, before publication, Proceedings Series Journals will review accepted papers using the powerful text comparison tool iThenticate. This procedure aims to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism. Articles with a high repetition rate and lack of novelty will not be published in the conference proceedings. In addition, all participants will be encouraged to submit an extended full manuscript to one dedicated Special Issue in IJERPH (ISSN 1660-4601) with a 15% discount on the article processing charge (APC, the original APC is CHF 2500).

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 10 July 2022;
  • Notification of Acceptance: 31 July 2022;
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: 28 August 2022;
  • Conference Date: 15–30 October 2022.

IJERPH is indexed in Scopus, SCIE (IF = 3.390), SSCI (Web of Science), PubMed, MEDLINE, PMC, and many other databases. Please visit the following website for more information: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.

Event Awards

In recognition of the support of the conference’s esteemed authors and their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to announce that the conference will provide one Best Paper Award and one Best Presentation Award.

Best Paper Award

Best Presentation Award

For more information on ECERPH 2022, please visit the conference website (https://sciforum.net/event/ECERPH-4) or contact us by email ([email protected]).

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions and we look forward to welcoming you to this exciting online meeting.

Conference Secretariat 

21 December 2021
Recruiting Section Editors-in-Chief for Atmosphere

We encourage applications from researchers with a background in the subject areas covered by the following Sections: “Air Pollution Control” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/sections/air_pollution_control), “Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/sections/atmospheric_techniques_instruments_modeling), and “Planetary Atmospheres” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/sections/planetary_atmospheres).

Should you decide to serve as the Section Editor-in-Chief, you would be responsible for some of the following tasks depending on your availability:

  • Defining the aims and scope of the Section;
  • Advising on the strategic development of the Section;
  • Providing support and guidance to Editorial Board Members and editorial staff when required;
  • Maintaining oversight of the editorial process to ensure the quality of the published content and discussing possible improvements;
  • Suggesting themes/subjects for Special Issues and assisting in inviting Guest Editors to lead them;
  • Inviting distinguished scientists to join the Editorial Board;
  • Performing pre-checks of new manuscripts, final decisions after peer-review, and revisions when requested;
  • Acting as an ambassador for the journal, MDPI, and Open Access publishing.

The Section Editor-in-Chief position is honorary, and MDPI will support the Section Editor-in-Chief with an annual honorarium in the amount of CHF 3000 (including any expenses and VAT, if applicable). Additionally, MDPI offers the Section Editor-in-Chief the possibility to publish up to two papers per year free of charge in any MDPI journal, and the opportunity to invite up to three distinguished authors per year to submit articles to Atmosphere to be published free of charge, if accepted after peer-review.

Atmosphere (ISSN: 2073-4433) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of scientific studies related to the atmosphere, published monthly online by MDPI. The journal is included in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Scopus, and our 2020 Impact Factor is 2.686.

We believe that your expertise, together with our rigorous editorial policies, can build a high-standard journal. If you are interested in becoming a Section Editor-in-Chief for Atmosphere, please send your full academic CV and a short cover letter that details your interest and enthusiasm for the position to the Editorial Office ([email protected]).

16 December 2021
Atmosphere | Best Oral Presentation Award from the 2021 Science and Technology Annual Meeting of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences—Winners Announced

The 2021 Science and Technology Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences was held in Tianjin from 19 to 21 October, 2021. A total of 26 sessions were set up for this conference, mainly focusing on the in-depth creation of the blue sky, clear water, pure land defense, ecological environmental protection and restoration, basic environmental management and scientific research, and actively built an "industry-university-research" exchange platform.

Atmosphere (ISSN: 2073-4433) sponsored this conference, of which the topic was "Atmospheric Deposition and Ecological Environment Effects", hosted by Prof. Dr. Xuejun Liu, Dr. Yuepeng Pan, and Dr. Lin Zhang. In order to thank scholars for their support and contribution of high-quality reports, and to commend their outstanding scientific research achievements, the Atmosphere Editorial Office has set up the Best Oral Presentation Award for this session and selected four outstanding reports. The reports are from the following scholars:

  • Dr. Baojing Gu, Zhejiang University;
  • Dr. Yu Zhao, Nanjing University;
  • Dr. Yu Song, Peking University;
  • Enzai Du, Beijing Normal University.

From left to right: Atmosphere Managing Editor, Yafang Wang; Prof. Dr. Yu Zhao from Peking University; Dr. Enzai Du from Beijing Normal University; Prof. Dr. Xuejun Liu from China Agricultural University, Associate Editor of Atmosphere.

Winners

Prof. Dr. Baojing Gu

Prof. Dr. Baojing Gu is a researcher of the "Hundred Talents Program" of Zhejiang University, and the winner of the Zhejiang Outstanding Youth Fund and National Outstanding Youth Fund. He is mainly engaged in cross-research in the field of resource and environmental management, and has achieved relevant research results in the construction of large-scale nitrogen cycle models, resource and environmental effect assessment, cost-benefit analysis, and management regulation. He has published more than 90 papers, of which more than 70 are included in SCI/SSCI, including papers published in renowned journals, as the first/corresponding author. He has presided over a number of scientific research projects, such as the National Natural Science Foundation, the Provincial Outstanding Youth Fund, the National Key Research and Development Program, the United Nations Environment Program Fund, and the British Newton Fund. He has served as a fund review expert in China, Sweden, Australia, and other countries; he is a member of the International Nitrogen Promotion Association (INI) Asian Working Committee; he is a research team leader of the International Nitrogen Management System (INMS); and he is a member of the Nitrogen Working Group of the Chinese Soil Society.

Prof. Dr. Yu Zhao

Prof. Dr. Yu Zhao is a professor and doctoral supervisor at the Nanjing University. He is the National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Winner, selected by the Ministry of Organizations Ten Thousand Talents Program-Young Top Talent Support Program, New Century Excellent Talent Support Program of the Ministry of Education, Jiangsu Innovation and Entrepreneurship High-Level Talent Introduction Program, National Natural Science Foundation of China Excellent Youth Science Fund, and Jiangsu Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China Outstanding Youth Science Foundation, and the winner of the 4th Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences Young Scientist Gold Award. His main research direction is environmental atmospheric science, focusing on research on the sources of atmospheric pollutants and their typical environmental effects.

Prof. Dr. Yu Song

As a professor at the School of Environment, Peking University, Prof. Dr. Yu Song has been engaged in atmospheric environment simulation research. His research interests include numerical calculations of atmospheric boundary layer processes and atmospheric chemistry mechanisms, coupled simulations of atmospheric pollution and ecosystems, and agricultural source emissions of atmospheric pollution. He has published nearly 150 academic papers, including PNAS, which have been cited 6600 times, with a H-Index index of 40.

 

Dr. Enzai Du

Dr. Enzai Du is an associate professor at the School of Natural Resources, Faculty of Geographical Sciences, Beijing Normal University, and a Young Changjiang Scholar of the Ministry of Education. His research directions are biogeochemistry and forest ecology, with particular attention to the changes in the geographic pattern of key element biogeochemical processes and their ecological environmental effects, and he is committed to revealing the key ecological processes of forest ecosystems against the background of global changes, especially the large-scale law of element cycles, to provide theoretical and strategic support for the protection of ecological resources at regional, national, and global scales; the realization of the "carbon neutral" goal; and the construction of green infrastructure. His research group has been committed to the following research directions for many years: the temporal and spatial laws of atmospheric deposition of key elements and their ecological effects; the temporal and spatial dynamics of terrestrial vegetation productivity nitrogen and phosphorus limitations and their driving mechanisms; the impact of global changes on the northern coniferous forest ecosystem and its mechanisms; urban forest biogeochemical cycle pattern and mechanism; plant diversity geographic pattern and protection design.

Related Special Issue:

“Agricultural Ammonia Emission and Mitigation Effects”

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/special_issues/agricultural_ammonia

Guest Editors: Xuejun Liu, Baojing Gu and Lin Zhang

Submission Deadline: 30 June 2022

22 November 2021
722 MDPI Editorial Board Members Receiving "2021 Highly Cited Researchers" Distinction

It is our great honor to congratulate the Editorial Board Members and Editors in MDPI's journals who have been distinguished as 2021 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate, according to Web of Science data. We herewith express our gratitude for the immense impact the named researchers continue to make on scientific progress and on our journals' development.

Clarivate's annual list of Highly Cited ResearchersTM identifies the most highly cited scientists for the past decade. Their impactful papers are among the top 1 per cent in the citation distribution of one or more of 22 fields analyzed in the "Essential Science Indicators", distinguishing them as hugely influential among their peers.

Abate, Antonio
Abatzoglou, John T.
Abbaszadeh, Mostafa
Acharya, U. Rajendra
Acharya, Viral V.
Agarwal, Ravi P.
Ahn, Myung-Ju
Airoldi, Laura
Ali, Imran
Allakhverdiev, Suleyman I.
Aluko, Rotimi E.
Anasori, Babak
Andersson, Dan I.
Andes, David
Anker, Stefan D.
Apergis, Nicholas
Ariga, Katsuhiko
Arqub, Omar Abu
Aschner, Michael
Assaraf, Yehuda G.
Astruc, Didier
Atala, Anthony
Atanasov, Atanas G.
Atangana, Abdon
Bahram, Mohammad
Bakris, George L.
Balandin, Alexander A.
Baleanu, Dumitru
Balsamo, Gianpaolo
Bando, Yoshio
Banks, William A.
Bansal-Travers, Maansi
Barba, Francisco J.
Barros, Lillian
Basit, Abdul W.
Baskonus, Haci Mehmet
Bassetti, Matteo
Battino, Maurizio
Bell, Jordana T.
Bellomo, Nicola
Benediktsson, Jon Atli
Benelli, Giovanni
Benjakul, Soottawat
Bhatnagar, Amit
Biddle, Stuart J. H.
Biondi, Antonio
Biondi-Zoccai, Giuseppe
Bjarnsholt, Thomas
Blaabjerg, Frede
Blaschke, Thomas
Blay, Jean-Yves
Blumwald, Eduardo
Blunt, John W.
Boffetta, Paolo
Bogers, Marcel
Bonomo, Robert A.
Bowman, David M.J.S.
Boyer, Cyrille
Brestic, Marian
Brevik, Eric C.
Buhalis, Dimitrios
Burdick, Jason A.
Byrd, John C.
Cabeza, Luisa F.
Cai, Xingjuan
Cai, Jianchao
Calhoun, Vince D.
Calin, George
Cao, Jinde
Cao, Guozhong
Carvalho, Andre F.
Castellanos-Gomez, Andres
Cerqueira, Miguel Ângelo Parente Ribeiro
Chang, Jo-Shu
Chang, Chih-Hao
Chastin, Sebastien
Chau, Kwok-wing
Chemat, Farid
Chen, Xiaobo
Chen, YangQuan
Chen, Jianmin
Chen, Chaoji
Chen, Min
Chen, Qi
Chen, Jun
Chen, Xi
Chen, Peng
Chen, Yulin
Chen, Bo
Chen, Chen
Chen, Zhi-Gang
Chen, Wei-Hsin
Chen, Gang
Chen, Yongsheng
Chen, Xiang
Chen, Yimin
Chen, Runsheng
Chen, Lidong
Chen, Shaowei
Chen, Qian
Chen, Yu
Chen, Shuangming
Chiclana, Francisco
Cho, Sun Young
Choi, Wonyong
Chowdhary, Anuradha
Choyke, Peter L.
Cichocki, Andrzej
Corella, Dolores
Corma, Avelino
Cortes, Javier
Cortes, Jorge
Costanza, Robert
Crommie, Michael F.
Cui, Yi
Cui, Haiying
Cui, Qinghua
Cummings, Kenneth Michael
Dai, Shifeng
Dai, Sheng
Daiber, Andreas
Davis, Steven J.
Dawson, Ted M.
de la Fuente-Nunez, Cesar
Decker, Eric Andrew
Dekel, Avishai
Demaria, Marco
Deng, Yong
Deng, Xiangzheng
DePinho, Ronald A.
Desneux, Nicolas
Dimopoulos, Meletios-Athanasios
Ding, Aijun
Dionysiou, Dionysios D.
Dokmeci, Mehmet Remzi
Dolgui, Alexandre
Dong, Fan
Dou, Shi Xue
Dou, Letian
Du, Qian
Du, Bo
Dube, Shanta Rishi
Dufresne, Alain
Dummer, Reinhard
Dupont, Didier
Edwards, David
Elaissari, Abdelhamid
Elhoseny, Mohamed
Ellahi, Rahmat
Ellis, Erle C.
ElMasry, Gamal
Esteller, Manel
Estévez, Mario
Fabbro, Doriano
Facchetti, Antonio
Fan, Zhanxi
Fang, Chuanglin
Fasano, Alessio
Fečkan, Michal
Felser, Claudia
Feng, Liangzhu
Fensholt, Rasmus
Ferdinandy, Péter
Fernandez-Lafuente, Roberto
Ferreira, Isabel C. F. R.
Filippi, Massimo
Fisher, Helen
Fortino, Giancarlo
Fosso Wamba, Samuel
Franceschi, Claudio
Fujita, Hamido
Fujita, Masayuki
Gai, Francesco
Gaisford, Simon
Galanakis, Charis M.
Galluzzi, Lorenzo
Galvano, Fabio
Gan, Ren-You
Gan, Lihua
Gandomi, Amir H.
Gao, Bin
Gao, Feng
Gao, Minrui
Gao, Huijun
Gao, Wei
Gao, Huile
Garbe, Claus
Garcia, Hermenegildo
Gasbarrini, Antonio
Gasco, Laura
Gautret, Philippe
Geng, Yong
Gerdts, Gunnar
Geschwind, Daniel H.
Ghadimi, Noradin
Ghaffari, Roozbeh
Ghamisi, Pedram
Giampieri, Francesca
Glick, Bernard R.
Gnant, Michael
Goel, Ajay
Gogotsi, Yury
Goldewijk, Kees Klein
Gong, Jinlong
Gong, Yongji
Govindan, Kannan
Granato, Daniel
Grancini, Giulia
Green, Douglas R.
Grosso, Giuseppe
Gu, Ke
Guan, Cao
Guastella, Adam J.
Guerrero, Josep M.
Gui, Guan
Guizani, Mohsen
Guo, Zaiping
Gupta, Rangan
Gutzmer, Ralf
Haase, Dagmar
Habibi-Yangjeh, Aziz
Hagemann, Stefan
Hagger, Martin
Hamblin, Michael R.
Hammoudeh, Shawkat
Han, Heesup
Hanes, Justin
Harrison, Roy M.
Hartung, Hans-Peter
Hasanuzzaman, Mirza
He, Jr-Hau
He, Hongwen
He, Jiaqing
He, Debiao
Henseler, Jörg
Herrera, Francisco
Herrera-Viedma, Enrique
Hetz, Claudio
Ho Kim, Jung
Holmes, Elaine
Hossain, Ekram
Hsueh, Po-Ren
Hu, Xiaosong
Hu, Wenbin
Huang, Jianping
Huang, Hongwei
Huang, Yu
Huang, Jianying
Huang, Peng
Huang, Baibiao
Huang, Shaoming
Hubacek, Klaus

Iqbal, Hafiz M. N.
Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi
Izzo, Angelo A.
Jacobson, Kenneth A.
Jain, Atul
Jankovic, Joseph
Jelezko, Fedor
Ji, Xiaobo
Ji, Guangbin
Jiang, Hai-Long
Jiang, Lei
Jiang, Junjun
Jiang, Qing
Jiang, Shibo
Jin, Shi
Jones, Peter A.
Kalantar-zadeh, Kourosh
Kaner, Richard B.
Kannan, Kurunthachalam
Kappos, Ludwig
Karagiannidis, George K.
Karimi, Hamid Reza
Karimi-Maleh, Hassan
Karp, Peter D.
Kataoka, Kazunori
Katritch, Vsevolod
Kawi, Sibudjing
Keesstra, Saskia
Kepp, Oliver
Keyzers, Robert A.
Khademhosseini, Ali
Khan, Nafees A.
Kiessling, Fabian
Kim, Ki-Hyun
Kim, Haegyeom
Kim, Jeonghun
Kim, Jong Seung
Kirkwood, John M.
Kisi, Ozgur
Kivshar, Yuri
Klenk, Hans-Peter
Ko, Wen-Chien
Konopleva, Marina Y.
Kontoyiannis, Dimitrios P.
Koonin, Eugene V.
Kou, Gang
Krausmann, Fridolin
Krebs, Frederik C.
Kroemer, Guido
Kuca, Kamil
Kudo, Masatoshi
Kuhn, Jens H.
Kumar, Devendra
Kumar, Alan Prem
Kumar, Sudhir
Kumar Sangaiah, Arun
Kurths, Juergen
Kuznetsov, Nikolay V.
Kuzyakov, Yakov
Kwan, Mei-Po
Kyrpides, Nikos C.
La Vecchia, Carlo
Lai, Yuekun
Lam, James
Lammers, Twan
Lamuela-Raventos, Rosa M.
Lancellotti, Patrizio
Landi, Francesco
Laurent, Sophie
Lavie, Carl J.
Laxminarayan, Ramanan
Lee, Sang Soo
Lee, Jin-Wook
Lee, Pooi See
Lehmann, Johannes
Lei, Yaguo
Lei, Ting
Leng, Lijian
Leung, Dennis Y. C.
Leung, Victor C. M.
Levine, Ross
Li, Wei
Li, Jie
Li, Jinghong
Li, Jun
Li, Heng
Li, Gang
Li, Yat
Li, Peng
Li, Hailong
Li, Changpin
Li, Yan
Li, Yurui
Li, Xiaodi
Li, Hong
Li, Shutao
Li, Hongyi
Li, Zhijun
Li, Peiyue
Lin, Yuehe
Lin, Hongjun
Lin, Lin
Lip, Gregory Y. H.
Liu, Jian
Liu, Meng
Liu, Hong
Liu, Tao
Liu, Lei
Liu, Jianxing
Liu, Wei
Liu, Gang
Liu, Yang
Liu, Peide
Lockhart, Shawn R.
Long, Hualou
Löscher, Wolfgang
Lu, Jun
Lu, Jianquan
Lu, Nanshu
Lucey, Brian
Lund, Henrik
Luo, Jun
Luo, Yi
Luo, Jingshan
Luo, Yangchao
Lupton, Deborah
Luque, Rafael
Lv, Wei
Lvov, Yuri M.
Lyons, Timothy W.
Ma, Tianyi
Ma, Jun
Ma, Jiayi
Ma, Wen-Xiu
Ma, Yanming
Maggioni, Aldo Pietro
Mahmood, Nasir
Mahmoudi, Morteza
Mai, Liqiang
Mallavarapu, Megharaj
Mandala, Mario
Mardani, Abbas
Marengo, Jose
Maria Rossolini, Gian
Martinoia, Enrico
Mathiesen, Brian Vad
Mathivanan, Suresh
Mattick, John S.
Matyjaszewski, Krzysztof
McCabe, Matthew E.
McCauley, Darren
McClements, David Julian
Melcher, Karsten
Melenhorst, Jan Joseph
Melero, Ignacio
Mezzetti, Bruno
Mirjalili, Seyedali
Mishchenko, Artem
Mittler, Ron
Moreau, Philippe
Motohashi, Hozumi
Mousavi Khaneghah, Amin
Mu, Shichun
Mueller, Lukas A.
Mueller-Roeber, Bernd
Muenzel, Thomas
Muhammad, Khan
Munger, J. William
Nauen, Ralf
Naushad, Mu.
Negri, Eva
Nemeroff, Charles B.
Newman, David J.
Niaura, Raymond S.
Nie, Feiping
Nieto, Juan J.
Novara, Agata
Nunkoo, Robin
Ogino, Shuji
Olabi, Abdul-Ghani
Ong, Hwai Chyuan
O'Regan, Donal
Orsini, Nicola
Ouyang, Minggao
Ozcan, Aydogan
Pacher, Pal
Pan, Xiaoqing
Pan, Likun
Pan, Quan-Ke
Pang, Huan
Pavela, Roman
Pedrycz, Witold
Pei, Yanzhong
Peng, Shushi
Peng, Qing
Peng, Mugen
Perc, Matjaz
Perez-Alvarez, Jose Angel
Perlin, David S.
Piquero, Alex R.
Polasky, Stephen
Pommier, Yves
Poor, H. Vincent
Postolache, Mihai
Potenza, Marc N.
Poulter, Benjamin
Preat, Veronique
Prinsep, Michele R.
Pu, Hong-Bin
Putnik, Predrag
Qiu, Jieshan
Qu, Xiaogang
Quiles, José L.
Rabczuk, Timon
Ramakrishna, Seeram
Ramkissoon, Haywantee
Ran, Jingrun
Recio, Isidra
Reiter, Russel J.
Remuzzi, Giuseppe
Ren, Jinsong
Ren, Jun
Riahi, Keywan
Richardson, Paul G.
Rignot, Eric
Rimm, David
Rinn, John L.
Robert, Caroline
Rodriguez, Rosa M.
Rojo, Teofilo
Ros, Emilio
Rosen, Marc A.
Roubaud, David
Russo, Alessandro
Russo, Gian Luigi

Saad, Fred
Saad, Walid
Sadorsky, Perry
Sander, Chris
Santamouris, Mattheos
Santoro, Gabriele
Saraiva, Jorge A.
Sarchiapone, Marco
Scalbert, Augustin
Schloter, Michael
Schneider, Gisbert
Schubert, Ulrich S.
Schulz, Rainer
Schwab, Matthias
Schweizer, Frank
Scolyer, Richard A.
Scorrano, Luca
Scott, David
Scott, Stuart A.
Scott, Daniel
Serra-Majem, Lluis
Sethi, Gautam
Shabala, Sergey
Shaheen, Sabry M.
Shao, Zongping
Sharma, Gaurav
Shen, Guozhen
Shen, Hao
Sheremet, Mikhail A.
Shi, Peng
Shi, Yumeng
Shoenfeld, Yehuda
Siano, Pierluigi
Sillanpaa, Mika
Simões, Manuel
Simpson, Richard J.
Singh, Bhupinder Pal
Singh, Vijay P.
Smagghe, Guy
Song, Yu
Song, Houbing
Sood, Anil K.
Srivastava, Hari M.
Stadler, Marc
Stadler, Peter F.
Stanley, H. Eugene
Stoumpos, Constantinos C.
Strano, Michael S.
Stunnenberg, Hendrik G.
Su, [email protected]
Su, Chun-Yi
Subramanian, S. V.
Sun, Zhipei
Sun, Fengchun
Sun, Hongqi
Sunderland, Elsie M.
Suzuki, Nobuhiro
Svenning, Jens-Christian
Szabo, Csaba
Szallasi, Arpad
Szolnoki, Attila
Tacke, Frank
Tan, Weihong
Tan, Chaoliang
Tang, Hua
Tang, Chuyang
Tang, Chuan-He
Tanzi, Rudolph E.
Teichmann, Sarah
Telenti, Amalio
Thakur, Vijay Kumar
Thiele, Holger
Tian, Jie
Tohge, Takayuki
Tran, Lam-Son Phan
Truhlar, Donald G.
Tsao, Rong
Tsuda, Kenichi
Tukker, Arnold
Tung, Chen-Ho
Turskis, Zenonas
Urquhart, Andrew
Valko, Marian
Van Breusegem, Frank
Van de Wiele, Tom
van der Werf, Guido
van Wesemael, Bas
Vangronsveld, Jaco
Varma, Rajender S.
Varsani, Arvind
Varshney, Rajeev K.
Vasilakis, Nikos
Vasilakos, Athanasios V.
Vasquez, Juan C.
Vatanen, Tommi
Ventura, Marco
Vermote, Eric
Veronese, Nicola
Verpoorte, Robert
Vethaak, A. Dick
Vieta, Eduard
Vincent, Jean-Louis
Wagner, Wolfgang
Walton, Vaughn M.
Wan, Jiafu
Wan, Shaohua
Wang, Qi
Wang, Joseph
Wang, Meng
Wang, Tao
Wang, Yuan
Wang, Xin
Wang, Chao
Wang, Yong
Wang, Jun
Wang, Erkang
Wang, Sibo
Wang, Jian
Wang, Ning
Wang, John
Wang, Qin
Wang, Shaojian
Wang, Guoxiu
Wang, Huanting
Wang, Chunsheng
Wang, Gongming
Wang, Zhong Lin
Wang, Lianzhou
Wang, Shaobin
Wang, Yang
Wang, Zifa
Wei, Zhixiang
Wei, Leyi
Weissleder, Ralph
Wen, Guanghui
Wiens, John J.
Wigneron, Jean-Pierre
Willerslev, Eske
Wishart, David S.
Witlox, Frank
Wu, Jun
Wu, Tom
Wu, Hao Bin
Wu, Hui
Wu, Haijun
Wu, Zhongbiao
Wu, Zhong-Shuai
Wu, Zheng-Guang
Xia, Meimei
Xia, Xinhui
Xiang, Quanjun
Xiao, Jianbo
Xiao, Jie
Xie, Jian-Hua
Xin, Sen
Xing, Baoshan
Xiong, Rui
Xu, Bin
Xu, Li Da
Xu, Yi-Jun
Xu, Hui
Xu, Zeshui
Yamauchi, Yusuke
Yan, Huaicheng
Yan, Kai
Yang, Chenguang
Yang, Xiao-Jun
Yang, Bing
Yang, Yun-Gui
Yang, Jie
Yang, Jian
Yang, Xinsong
Yang, Shihe
Yang, Yi
Yang, Yang
Yao, Jen-Chih
Yao, Yonggang
Yazyev, Oleg
Yin, Yulong
Yin, Zongyou
Yin, Shen
Yin, Ya-xia
Yin, Shou-Wei
Ying, Guang-Guo
Young, Allan H.
Yu, Shu-Hong
Yu, Jun
Yu, Guihua
Yu, Wenwu
Yu, Guocan
Yu, Minghao
Zarco-Tejada, Pablo J.
Zavadskas, Edmundas Kazimieras
Zeadally, Sherali
Zhai, Tianyou
Zhang, Wei
Zhang, Binlin
Zhang, Shujun
Zhang, Guoping
Zhang, Zengqiang
Zhang, Yu Shrike
Zhang, Qichun
Zhang, Xian-Ming
Zhang, Guowen
Zhang, Min
Zhang, Yue-Jun
Zhang, Shaoqing
Zhang, Fan
Zhang, Weili
Zhang, Xiaodong
Zhang, Zhien
Zhang, Tierui
Zhang, Hongjie
Zhang, Dengsong
Zhang, Liangpei
Zhang, Dan
Zhang, Yu-Dong
Zhang, Fusuo
Zhao, Yi
Zhao, Guochun
Zhao, Li-Dong
Zheng, Hao
Zheng, Gengfeng
Zhong, Cheng
Zhou, Weiqi
Zhou, Qi
Zhou, Jizhong
Zhu, Hongwei
Zhu, Chengzhou
Zhu, Junfa
Zhu, Zhe
Zhu, Quanxin
Zhuang, Xiaodong
Zhuang, Xiaoying
Zou, Quan

The full list of 2021 Highly Cited Researchers  can be accessed at the following webpage in the Web of ScienceTM https://recognition.webofscience.com/awards/highly-cited/2021/.

--- Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) is a Clarivate product.

16 November 2021
Topical Advisory Panel Established to Support Editorial Board

Academic editors play a crucial role in leading our journals and ensuring that each article undergoes a robust and timely peer-review. With the launch of Topics this year and addition of Topic Editors to our family of academic editors, we decided it would be a good time to restructure our academic boards, thus providing more clarity and support for each role. MDPI is pleased to announce the launch of a new position—Topical Advisory Panel Member, that will replace the previous position of Topics Board Member. The Topical Advisory Panel will be comprised of early career researchers eager to gain experience in editorial work.

The main responsibility of the new members of the Topical Advisory Panel is to regularly provide support to Guest Editors, Topic Editors, and Section Board Members. The responsibilities of the Topical Advisory Panel are available here: https://www.mdpi.com/editors.

Each year, the members’ performances are evaluated, and outstanding members are promoted to the Editorial Board by the Editor-in-Chief.

To qualify as a Topical Advisory Panel Member, applicants must:

  • Have expertise and experience in the field related to the journal;
  • Have received a Ph.D. in the last 10 years, approximately;
  • Have at least 6-8 published papers in the last 5 years as first author or corresponding author;
  • Currently hold an independent research position in academia or a government institute.

If you are interested in this role, please contact the editorial office by email.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

25 October 2021
Open Access Week 2021 | It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity, 25–31 October

Founded in 1996, MDPI was one of the first fully Open Access publisher. Over 25 years MDPI has grown to become the largest Open Access publisher globally, publishing over 160,000 articles across more than 350 journals in 2020. At the core, MDPI was founded in response to a pressing need of fast publication and inclusion. The scholar was set at the centre of the publication process for the first time. Acting as a service provider, rather than a product provider, MDPI exists to help scientists achive their objective to disseminate research results. At MDPI, we believe scientists deserve a better service from the publishing world.

The International Open Access Week (Open Access Week), founded by the SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) Alliance and student partners in 2008, has been successfully running for 13 years. As an advocate and pioneer of open access publishing, MDPI actively responds to the call of International Open Access Week. This year’s theme of “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity” highlights the Recommendation’s call for equitable participation from all authors and readers.

For the last 25 years, MDPI has been committed to disseminating open research. Here is a video showing MDPI’s Commitment to Equity, Inclusion and Diversity for More than 25 Years.

International Open Access Week is an important opportunity to catalyze new conversations, create connections across and between communities that can facilitate this co-design, and advance progress in the building of more equitable foundations for opening knowledge—discussions and actions that need to be continued, year in and year out. MDPI has always aimed to provide professional and efficient publishing services to scholars around the world.

Our mission is to make scientific research accessible to everyone; this year, we interview and hold discussions with open science ambassadors on how to build an equal and inclusive environment for open science. Academic editors help us collaborate with more institutions to advocate for open access ideas.

Read our anniversary blog post: "Sharing 'Collective Human Knowledge': The Benefits of Open Access Publication"

Besides this, our scientific community is a key driver of our success and MDPI’s remarkable growth. Despite the pandemic, we have prepared online conferences and workshops to gather scholars from different communities.

The Basel Sustainable Publishing online forum provides an equal opportunity for stakeholders and researchers from multi-cultural environments to exchange ideas and eliminate barriers to participation.

Conference date: 25 October 2021, online
Conference website: https://bspf2021.sciforum.net/
Main topics: MDPI discusses the current dilemma of open access science from various perspectives such as governments, libraries, and publishers, and related measures on how to change the status quo of discrimination from a global perspective.

We aim to support equality, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in scholarly communications. We collaborate with universities and key laboratories and have scholarly communications with researchers, teachers, and students on open access workshops.

  • 25 October 2021
    Energies journal and Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 28 October 2021
    Machines journal and State Key Laboratory of Traction Power, Southwest Jiaotong University
  • 29 October 2021
    Processes journal and Beijing Institute of Technology
  • 29 October 2021
    Coatings journal and Wuhan University of Technology

MDPI is committed to providing open access and high-quality publishing services for scholars and promoting rapid dissemination of academic achievements. We hope to promote the practices and policies of open access publishing and diversify the dissemination of academic achievements.

23 September 2021
2020 MDPI Top Reviewer Award—Winners Announced


Rigorous peer-review is the cornerstone of high-quality academic publishing. Over 369,916 scholars served as reviewers for MDPI journals in 2020. We are extremely appreciative of all those who made a contribution to the editorial process in this capacity. At the beginning of every year, journal editorial offices publish a list of all reviewers’ names to express our gratitude. In addition, this year, the MDPI Top Reviewer Award was announced, to recognize the very best reviewers for their expertise and dedication, and their high-quality, and timely review reports. We are pleased to announce the following winners of the 2020 MDPI Top Reviewer Award:

  • Adriana Burlea-Schiopoiu;
  • Alban Kuriqi;
  • Álvaro González-Vila;
  • Alessandro Alaimo;
  • Alexey Beskopylny;
  • Alexander Yu Churyumov;
  • Alberto Fernández-Isabel;
  • Andrea Mastinu;
  • Antonios N. Papadopoulos;
  • Anton Rassõlkin;
  • Antonio Humberto Hamad Minervino;
  • Arkadiusz Matwijczuk;
  • Artur Słomka;
  • Baojie He;
  • Bartłomiej Potaniec;
  • Bojan Đurin;
  • Camilo Arturo Rodriguez Diaz;
  • Carmelo Maria Musarella;
  • Chiachung Chen;
  • Chiman Kwan;
  • Cristian Busu;
  • Danil Pimenov;
  • Dan-Cristian Dabija;
  • Delfín Ortega-Sánchez;
  • Demetrio Antonio Zema;
  • Denis Butusov;
  • Elena Lucchi;
  • Gaurab Dutta;
  • Livia Anastasiu;
  • M. R. Safaei.

For more information about how to become a reviewer of MDPI journals, please see: www.mdpi.com/reviewers.

22 September 2021
MDPI Joins SDG Publishers Compact

UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. In 2020 the SDG Publishers Compact was launched, aimed to inspire publishers and accelerate progress to achieve the 17 goals by 2030. Members of the programme are committed to support the publication of materials that will promote and inspire actions towards SDGs.

MDPI is an eager advocate of SDGs and has already been supporting the programme by creating Special Issues and publishing a series of books on SDGs prior to joining the Compact in 2021. MDPI's Sustainability Foundation initiated the World Sustainability Awards in 2016. We fully support UN's goals to promote sustainable actions that make the world a better place for all and, as part of its commitment, we will focus our actions on SDG10: Reduced Inequalities whilst promoting all 17 SDGs. For more details, please visit the programme’s website: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sdg-publishers-compact/.

Joining this initiative was a unanimous decision. MDPI has in its core values the dissemination of science for all, breaking the wall between research access and under-represented members of the scientific community and the general population. To support this initiative further and continue to support under-represented scientists, MDPI will take a series of actions that will be announced once ready.

The first action MDPI takes is to nominate Dr. Liliane Auwerter as the coordinator of the programme. Dr. Auwerter studied Environmental Process Technology (UTFPR, Brazil), obtained her MSc degree in Water and Environmental Engineering (University of Surrey, UK) and in 2020 completed her PhD in self-healing low-friction materials for water transport (Imperial College London, UK), always focusing on diverse scientific projects that would potentially bring sustainability to industrial processes. As a student in Brazil, she engaged in volunteering activities focused on environmental education and took part in the Millennial Development Goals meetings held at the university.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Liliane Auwerter
Scientific Officer
[email protected]

17 September 2021

Atmosphere | New Section “Air Pollution Control” Established


We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Section, “Air Pollution Control”, to provide a specific venue for this field of research in Atmosphere (ISSN: 2073-4433). It covers topics including, but not limited to:

  • Cyclones;
  • Scrubbers;
  • Electrostatic precipitators;
  • Baghouse filters;
  • Absorption;
  • Electrostatic precipitation;
  • Wet/dry scrubbing and packed scrubbers;
  • Flue gas desulfurization;
  • Gas catalysis reaction/catalysts;
  • Catalytic converters for VOC emission control;
  • Regenerative thermal oxidizers and thermal recuperative oxidizers for VOC abatement;
  • Rotary concentrators for high air volume low VOC concentration processes;
  • Particulate filters;
  • Evaporative emission controls;
  • Crankcase emission controls;
  • Thermal management strategies;
  • Engine and fuel management;
  • Enhanced combustion technologies;
  • Sensor technologies;
  • GHG emissions reduction technologies;
  • Alternative fuel sources;
  • Urban motor vehicle pollution control.

We are now recruiting Editorial Board Members (EBMs) and Guest Editors (GEs) for this Section (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/sections/air_pollution_control). If you are an active researcher in one of the aforementioned fields and are passionate about publishing cutting-edge research, please do not hesitate to get in touch ([email protected]).

Alternatively, you may submit your work directly via the following link: https://susy.mdpi.com/user/manuscripts/upload?journal=atmosphere. Submissions before 30 November 2021 may enjoy a CHF 400 discount on the article processing charge.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

We look forward to collaborating with you.

Atmosphere Editorial Office

13 August 2021
Atmosphere Now Indexed in Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR): Area 08 / Class A - Sector 08/C1


We are pleased to inform you that the open access journal Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433; IF 2.686) has been indexed in the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR): Area 08 / Class A - Sector 08/C1. The journal will be officially included in the next list, which should be published by October 2021.

Atmosphere is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of scientific studies related to the atmosphere, published monthly online by MDPI. The Italian Aerosol Society (IAS) and the Working Group of Air Quality in European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) are affiliated with Atmosphere and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges. More details can be found at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere.

We warmly welcome you to consider Atmosphere as the platform for publishing your work.

Atmosphere Editorial Office

3 August 2021
Announcement on Japanese Consumption Tax (JCT)

This serves to announce to our valued authors based in Japan that value-added tax, or consumption tax will now be imposed on article processing fees and other service fees for all papers submitted, or resubmitted (assigned new paper IDs), effective from 15 August 2021. The change is in accordance with the Japanese "Act for Partial Revision of the Income Tax Act and Other Acts" (Act No. 9 of 2015), which includes a revision of consumption taxation on cross-border supplies of services such as digital content distribution.

For additional information from the National Tax Agency please see here ("Cross-border supplies of electronic services").

Contact: Setsuko Nishihara, MDPI Tokyo

5 July 2021
Meet Us at the 2nd International Conference for Global Chinese Academia on Energy and Built Environment, Chengdu, China, 16–19 July 2021


MDPI will be attending the 2nd International Conference for Global Chinese Academia on Energy and Built Environment (CEBE 2021) in Chengdu, China, on 16–19 July 2021. The conference aims at establishing a worldwide platform for promoting global cooperation and innovative communications for ethnic Chinese around the globe, sharing cutting-edge achievements in the utilization of clean energy, the enhancement of energy efficiency via the built environment, and the improvement in environmental quality.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: http://www.cebe2021.com.

30 June 2021
2020 Impact Factors - Released

The 2020 citation metrics have been officially released in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR)!

We are pleased to announce that 85 MDPI journals are included, of which:

  • 10 journals received their first impact factor
  • 96% of journals increased their impact factor from 2019
  • 32 journals (38%) ranked among the top 25% of journals, in at least one category
Journal Impact Factor Rank Category
Cancers 6.639 Q1 • Oncology
Cells 6.600 Q2 • Cell Biology
Pharmaceutics 6.321 Q1 • Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Antioxidants 6.313 Q1 • Food Science & Technology 
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
• Chemistry, Medicinal
Biomedicines 6.081 Q1 • Medicine, Research & Experimental
• Pharmacology & Pharmacy 
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
International Journal of Molecular Sciences 5.924 Q1 • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Q2 • Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Pharmaceuticals 5.863 Q1 • Pharmacology & Pharmacy
• Chemistry, Medicinal
Journal of Fungi 5.816 Q1 • Mycology
• Microbiology
Nutrients 5.719 Q1 • Nutrition & Dietetics
Biosensors 5.519 Q1 • Chemistry, Analytical
• Instruments & Instrumentation
Q2 • Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Marine Drugs 5.118 Q1 • Chemistry, Medicinal
• Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Biology 5.079 Q1 • Biology
Nanomaterials 5.076 Q1 • Physics, Applied
Q2 • Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary 
• Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Viruses 5.048 Q2 • Virology
Journal of Personalized Medicine 4.945 Q1 • Medicine, General & Internal
• Health Care Sciences & Services
Metabolites 4.932 Q2 • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biomolecules 4.879 Q2 • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Remote Sensing 4.848 Q1 • Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Q2 • Remote Sensing
• Imaging Science & Photographic Technology 
• Environmental Sciences
Gels * 4.702 Q1 • Polymer Science
Antibiotics 4.639 Q2 • Infectious Diseases
• Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Toxins 4.546 Q1 • Toxicology
• Food Science & Technology
Vaccines 4.422 Q2 • Immunology
• Medicine, Research & Experimental
Molecules 4.412 Q2 • Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Foods 4.350 Q2 • Food Science & Technology
Polymers 4.329 Q1 • Polymer Science
Journal of Clinical Medicine 4.242 Q1 • Medicine, General & Internal
Toxics 4.146 Q2 • Toxicology
• Environmental Sciences
Catalysts 4.146 Q2 • Chemistry, Physical
Microorganisms 4.128 Q2 • Microbiology
Membranes 4.106 Q1 • Polymer Science
Q2 • Engineering, Chemical
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary 
• Chemistry, Physical
Genes 4.096 Q2 • Genetics & Heredity
Fermentation * 3.975 Q2 • Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease * 3.948 Q2 • Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
Plants 3.935 Q1 • Plant Sciences
Life 3.817 Q2 • Biology
Diagnostics 3.706 Q2 • Medicine, General & Internal
Current Oncology 3.677 Q3 • Oncology
Materials 3.623 Q1 • Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Q2 • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
• Chemistry, Physical 
• Physics, Applied 
• Physics, Condensed Matter
Sensors 3.576 Q1 • Instruments & Instrumentation
Q2 • Chemistry, Analytical
• Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Pathogens 3.492 Q2 • Microbiology
Agronomy 3.417 Q1 • Agronomy
• Plant Sciences
Chemosensors 3.398 Q2 • Instruments & Instrumentation
• Chemistry, Analytical
Q3 • Electrochemistry
Land 3.398 Q2 • Environmental Studies
Brain Sciences 3.394 Q3 • Neurosciences
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 3.390 Q1 • Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SSCI)
Q2 • Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SCIE)
• Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
Tomography 3.358 Q2 • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
Fractal and Fractional * 3.313 Q1 • Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications
Sustainability 3.251 Q2 • Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
• Environmental Studies (SSCI)
Q3 • Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SCIE)
• Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SSCI)
Water 3.103 Q2 • Water Resources
• Environmental Sciences
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research 3.049 Q3 • Business
Energies 3.004 Q3 • Energy & Fuels
Agriculture 2.925 Q1 • Agronomy
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 2.899 Q2 • Geography, Physical
• Computer Science, Information Systems
Q3 • Remote Sensing
Micromachines 2.891 Q2 • Instruments & Instrumentation
• Physics, Applied
Q3 • Chemistry, Analytical
• Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Coatings 2.881 Q2 • Materials Science, Coatings & Films
• Physics, Applied
Q3 • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Children 2.863 Q2 • Pediatrics
Processes 2.847 Q3 • Engineering, Chemical
Separations 2.777 Q3 • Chemistry, Analytical
Insects 2.769 Q1 • Entomology
Animals 2.752 Q1 • Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science
• Veterinary Sciences
Symmetry 2.713 Q2 • Multidisciplinary Sciences
Atmosphere 2.686 Q3 • Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
• Environmental Sciences
Applied Sciences 2.679 Q2 • Engineering, Multidisciplinary
• Physics, Applied
Q3 • Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Photonics 2.676 Q2 • Optics
Buildings * 2.648 Q2 • Construction & Building Technology
• Engineering, Civil
Healthcare 2.645 Q2 • Health Policy & Services (SSCI)
Q3 • Health Care Sciences & Services (SCIE)
Minerals 2.644 Q2 • Mining & Mineral Processing
• Mineralogy
• Geochemistry & Geophysics
Forests 2.634 Q1 • Forestry
Crystals 2.589 Q2 • Crystallography
Q3 • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Entropy 2.524 Q2 • Physics, Multidisciplinary
Diversity 2.465 Q2 • Biodiversity Conservation
Q3 • Ecology
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 2.458 Q2 • Oceanography
• Engineering, Marine 
• Engineering, Ocean
Medicina 2.430 Q2 • Medicine, General & Internal
Machines * 2.428 Q2 • Engineering, Mechanical
Q3 • Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Electronics 2.397 Q3 • Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
• Computer Science, Information Systems 
• Physics, Applied
Fishes * 2.385 Q2 • Fisheries
• Marine & Freshwater Biology
Metals 2.351 Q2 • Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Q3 • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Horticulturae * 2.331 Q1 • Horticulture
Veterinary Sciences * 2.304 Q1 • Veterinary Sciences
Universe 2.278 Q3 • Physics, Particles & Fields
• Astronomy & Astrophysics
Mathematics 2.258 Q1 • Mathematics
Magnetochemistry 2.193 Q3 • Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
• Chemistry, Physical 
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Current Issues in Molecular Biology 2.081 Q4 • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Actuators 1.994 Q3 • Instruments & Instrumentation
• Engineering, Mechanical
Aerospace * 1.659 Q2 • Engineering, Aerospace

* Journals given their first Impact Factor in 2021

Source: 2020 Journal Impact Factors, Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate, 2021)

30 June 2021
Prof. Dr. Xuejun Liu Appointed Associate Editor in Atmosphere

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Xuejun Liu has been appointed Associate Editor of Atmosphere.

Prof. Dr. Xuejun Liu is from the College of Resources and Environmental Sciences at China Agricultural University, Beijing, China. He has been involved in teaching and research work on plant nutrition and environmental sciences, and carried out fruitful studies in the fields of the farmland nitrogen cycle and atmospheric settling. He has undertaken research on many major topics for the National Natural Science Foundation in China and Sino-German international cooperation projects and published over 50 papers, including 24 SCI papers and 6 monographs.

We warmly welcome Prof. Dr. Xuejun Liu as the Associate Editor in Atmosphere and look forward to his contribution to the continued success of Atmosphere.

25 June 2021
Welcoming New Members to the Editorial Board of Atmosphere

It is our pleasure to welcome the following 51 recognized researchers who have recently joined the Editorial Board of Atmosphere:

Dr. Xiaojing Jia, China;

Dr. Zang-Ho Shon, Korea;

Dr. Jing Chen, China;

Dr. Ming Wang, China;

Dr. Richard Brown, UK;

Dr. Xinghua Li, China;

Dr. Euripides G. Stephanou, Greece;

Dr. Lin-Chi Wang, Taiwan;

Dr. Zoë Fleming, UK;

Dr. Mateja Gosar, Slovenia;

Dr. Pilar Fernandez, Spain;

Dr. Marco Grotti, Italy;

Prof. Paul V. Doskey, USA;

Dr. Tatiana A. Egorova, Switzerland;

Dr. Myoseon Jang, USA;

Dr. Guiqian Tang, China;

Dr. David A. Newnham, UK;

Prof. Dr. Min Shao, China;

Dr. Hisayuki Kubota, Japan;

Dr. Christa M. Fittschen, France;

Prof. Dr. Pedro Ribera, Spain;

Dr. Mao-Chang Liang, Taiwan;

Dr. Shilpa Rao-Skirbekk, Norway;

Prof. Dr. David Broday, Israel;

Dr. Edward Wolf, USA;

Prof. Dr. Sergey Nizkorodov, USA;

Prof. Dr. Alexey B. Nadykto, Russia/USA;

Prof. Dr. Yongming Han, China;

Prof. Dr. Carla Silva, Portugal;

Prof. Dr. Junling An, China;

Dr. Alexei Dmitriev, Taiwan;

Prof. Dr. Pao K. Wang, Taiwan;

Dr. Aurélie Charron, France;

Dr. Fang Zhang, China;

Dr. Bin Chen, China;

Prof. Dr. Yubao Liu, China;

Dr. Dongsheng Chen, China;

Prof. Dr. Klaus Schäfer, Germany;

Dr. Jane Liu, Canada;

Dr. Mausumi Dikpati, USA;

Dr. Lin Zhao, China;

Dr. Ta-Chih Hsiao, Taiwan;

Dr. Shouting Gao, China;

Dr. Paolo Crosignani, Italy;

Dr. Kenichi Tonokura, Japan;

Dr. Zhaoxia Pu, USA;

Dr. Yingjuan Ma, USA;

Prof. Dr. Vijay P. Singh, USA;

Dr. Meng Wang, USA;

Prof. Dr. Wei-Ping Hu, Taiwan.

Dr. Dejian Fu, USA;

We look forward to their contributions to the journal.

8 June 2021
Meet Us Virtually at 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

MDPI will be attending IGARSS 2021, to be held in virtual form from 12th to 16th of July 2021.

IGARSS 2021, which will take place from 12 to 16 July 2021, is a joint effort of the Low Countries, the Netherlands and Belgium, and they have chosen Crossing Borders as the overall theme of the conference:

  • Between countries and research institutes;
  • Between types of platforms (from satellites to drones);
  • Between data sources;
  • Between disciplines.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions you may have. For more information about the conference and our virtual booth, please visit: https://igarss2021.com/default.asp.

28 April 2021
Book BuilderCompile a Customized E-Book from Your Favorite MDPI Open Access Content

MDPI Books recently released Book Builder, a new online tool to conveniently arrange, design and produce an eBook from any content published in MDPI journals. Book Builder offers two functions: on the one hand (1) Selections, available to every registered user of MDPI; on the other hand (2) Special Issue Reprints, which can be used exclusively by Guest Editors of Special Issues.

Selections

In just a matter of a few clicks, all users are now able to assemble books from MDPI articles and receive instantaneous feedback in the form of a fully produced and compiled book (PDF), which can be downloaded or ordered as print copy. Selections can include any paper published with MDPI, picking and combining content from different journals and special issues.

This way, the user may for example choose to compile an ebook focusing around a particular topic, or assemble articles from a group of others.

 

We invite you to make yourself familiar with the new tool! The Book Builder can be found here: https://www.mdpi.com/books/book_builder.

Special Issue Reprints

The Book Builder allows Guest Editors of MDPI journals to create a reprint from a successfully completed Special Issue or Topical Collection in book format. If you are a Guest Editor for an MDPI journal, you can use the new tool  to create an PDF document which includes all articles published in the Special Issue as well as a book cover and table of contents.

For Special Issues containing a minimum of 5 articles, the Guest Editor can request its publication on the MDPI Book platform. Published reprints are assigned an ISBN and DOI.

In addition to the PDF copy of the Reprint Book, as a token of our gratitude, MDPI offers every Guest Editor one (1) complimentary print copy (via print-on-demand). All contributors benefit from a discount on orders of any additional print copies, to share with colleagues or libraries or others.

 



Why choose MDPI Books?

In line with our organization's values, MDPI Books publishes all content in open access, promoting the exchange of ideas and knowledge in a globalized world. MDPI Books encompasses all the benefits of open access—high availability and visibility, as well as wide and rapid dissemination. MDPI Books are distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License, meaning as an author you retain the copyright for your work. In addition, with MDPI Books you can complement the digital version of your work with a high-quality printed counterpart.

If you are interested in editing a book volume or series, or have a monograph manuscript to be considered for publication, please submit your proposal online and look at our Information for Authors.

Contact: Laura Wagner, MDPI Books Manager (email)

15 April 2021
MDPI Celebrates Company Milestone With 25th Anniversary Page
"We exist to help scientists achieve their own objectives"


In June of this year, MDPI will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its foundation. To mark this significant milestone, we have created a 25th Anniversary page on our website that evokes the development of our company over the past quarter-century.

MDPI has been a pioneer of Open Access publishing ever since the concept was first created.

In a wide-ranging interview, our CEO Delia Mihaila reflects on the company’s 25th anniversary and its contribution to the world of scientific publishing.

Delia considers how MDPI has evolved since starting life in 1996 as a visionary ‘project’ run out of an apartment in Basel, Switzerland, by Dr. Shu-Kun Lin. A chemist who was passionate about the long-term preservation of rare chemical sample, Dr. Lin was determined to help scholars publish their findings as quickly as possible and make their research results available to as wide a readership as possible worldwide. That determination remains unchanged 25 years later.

Today, MDPI is an international organization with over 4,000 employees based on three continents and in ten countries, and ranks among the world's top four academic publishers.

MDPI's mission is to accelerate access to new scientific research, delivering insight faster for researchers worldwide. Read more here about the company's remarkable success story and what the Open Access publishing model can offer the global scientific community.

1 April 2021
Welcoming New Members to the Editorial Board of Atmosphere

It is our pleasure to welcome the following 15 recognized researchers, who recently joined the Editorial Board of Atmosphere:

Dr. Maya Garcia-Comas, Spain
Prof. Dr. Anthony Joseph Hynes, USA
Prof. Dr. Qiusheng Li, Hong Kong
Dr. Shaofei Kong, China
Dr. Antonietta Ianniello, Italy
Dr. Thomas Gill, USA
Prof. Dr. Maud Leriche, France
Dr. Yoshiteru Iinuma, Japan
Prof. Dr. Peter Wiesen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Zhengqiang Li, China
Prof. Dr. Jinyuan Xin, China
Prof. Dr. Jun Zheng, China
Prof. Dr. Zhiwei Han, China
Prof. Dr. Małgorzata Rajfur, Poland
Dr. Maciej Kryza, Poland
Dr. Huan Yu, China
Dr. Jean-Baptiste Renard, France
Prof. Dr. Francesco Malara, Italy
Dr. Alexandros Papayannis, Greece

We look forward to their contributions to the journal.

25 March 2021
Atmosphere | Top 10 Downloaded Articles from October to December 2020

10 March 2021
Journal Selector: Helping to Find the Right MDPI Journal for Your Article


At MDPI, we strive to make your online publication process seamless and efficient. To achieve this, our team is continuously developing tools and features to make the user experience useful and convenient.

As the number of academic papers continues to grow, so does the need to analyze and work with them on a large scale. This prompted us to design a new feature aimed at helping researchers find journals that are relevant to their publication by matching their abstract topic. In this regard, we designed a similarity model that automatically identifies the most suitable academic journals for your paper.

We are pleased to introduce Journal Selector, a new feature that measures similarity in academic contexts. By simply entering the title and/or abstract into our Journal Selector, the author will see a list of the most related scientific journals published by MDPI. This method helps authors select the correct journals for their papers, highlighting the time of publication and citability.

The methodology is known as representation learning, where words are represented as vectors in hyperspace. Representation helps us differentiate between different concepts within articles, and in turn, helps us identify similarities between them.

We used an advanced machine learning model to better capture the semantic meanings of words. This helps the algorithm make better predictions by leveraging scientific text representation. In turn, this ensures high precision, helping authors decide which journal they should submit their paper to.

The goal is to support authors to publish their work in the most suitable journal for their research, as fast as possible, accelerating their career progress.

Contact: Andrea Perlato, Head of Data Analytics, MDPI (email)

15 February 2021
Atmosphere now covered in the Environmental Sciences category in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) - Web of Science

We are pleased to inform you that the open access journal Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433; CODEN: ATMOCZ) is now covered in the Environmental Sciences category in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) - Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) as of January 2021, in addition to Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences.

Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433; CODEN: ATMOCZ) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of scientific studies related to the atmosphere, published monthly online by MDPI. The Italian Aerosol Society (IAS) and Working Group of Air Quality in European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) are affiliated with Atmosphere and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges. More details can be found at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere.

We ask you to consider Atmosphere as the platform for publishing your work.

Sincerely,
Atmosphere Editorial Office
[email protected]

24 December 2020
Welcoming New Members to the Editorial Board of Atmosphere

It is our pleasure to welcome the following 15 recognized researchers, who recently joined the Editorial Board of Atmosphere:

Dr. Daniela Cava, Italy

Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Monaci, Italy

Prof. Dr. Daren Chen, USA

Dr. Filipa Naughton, Portugal

Prof. Dr. Petr Chylek, USA

Dr. Joel Savarino, France

Dr. Armando da Costa Duarte, Portugal

Dr. Lise Lotte Sørensen, Denmark

Dr. Steven Dobbie, UK

Dr. Gloria Titos, Spain

Dr. Jiping Liu, USA

Prof. Dr. Eric Villenave, France

Prof. Dr. Marc Mansfield, USA

Dr. Xiaoliang Wang, USA

Dr. Martino Marisaldi, Norway

 

We look forward to their contributions to the journal.

15 December 2020
MDPI adopts C4DISC principles to improve diversity and inclusion in scholarly communications

MDPI is proud to adopt the principles of the Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC) to support building equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in scholarly communications.

The C4DISC represents organizations and individuals working in scholarly communications and is focused on addressing issues of diversity and inclusion within the publishing industry.

MDPI’s Managing Editors encourage the Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors to appoint diverse expert Editorial Boards. This is also reflective in our multi-national and inclusive workplace. We are proud to create equal opportunities without regard to gender, ethnicity, geographic location, sexual orientation, age, disability, political beliefs, religion, or socio-economic status. There is no place for discrimination in our workplace and editors of MDPI journals are to uphold these principles in high regard.

Representatives from C4DISC meet monthly, and have started to implement initiatives to shed light and improve on the lack of diversity in scholarly communications. Some of the initiatives include developing a joint statement of principles; conducting market research; providing training resources, best practices, toolkits, and documentation for our collective memberships; and establishing outreach programs, curricula, events, and publications.

The Coalition is committed to:

  • eliminating barriers to participation, extending equitable opportunities across all stakeholders, and ensuring that our practices and policies promote equitable treatment and do not allow, condone, or result in discrimination;
  • creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences;
  • promoting diversity in all staff, volunteers, and audiences, including full participation in programs, policy formulation, and decision-making;
  • raising awareness about career opportunities in our industries to groups who are currently underrepresented in the workforce;
  • supporting our members in achieving diversity and inclusion within their organizations.

14 December 2020
Article Layout and Templates Revised for Future Volumes

At MDPI we have slightly revised the layout for articles to be published in the 2021 Volume, starting at the end of December 2020. As of today, the article templates available for download on ‘Instructions for Authors’ pages have been updated.

The most noticeable change can be found on the first page of the article, where a left-hand column has been created to include the following front matter elements: (i) the recommended citation style for the article, (ii) the publishing history, (iii) as well as the Creative Commons Attribution license used (iv) a standard note regarding affiliations. At the same time, the extra spacing on the left means the authors’ affiliations are now more clearly set apart than before. Other front matter key elements such as journal logo, article type, article title, authors, abstract and keywords remain unchanged.

The blank column on the left runs through all pages in an article; as a result, the main text is slightly more condensed, which improve reader friendliness for smaller screens. Small figures/tables are aligned on the left with standard indenture, while large figures/tables are centered and covering the full width of the page. The revised layout was applied in the article pictured below, to serve as an example:

1) Information is displayed in the left information bar.


2) In the main text, there is a blank column on the left.


3) Small tables/figures are aligned on the left, large tables/figures are centered.

11 December 2020
2020 "Highly Cited Researchers" on MDPI Journal's Editorial Boards

We are pleased to acknowledge that many academic editors who have made an impact on MDPI journals as editorial board members, editors-in-chief, or section editors, are recognized as 2020 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate.

Highly Cited Researchers highlights the top 1% of researchers, by citations, in one or more of the 22 fields used in Clarivate Analytics Essential Science Indicators. We offer our congratulations to 279 academic editors of MDPI journals who were recognized as the most influential scholars in their fields in 2020.


Adams, Dave
Agarwal, Ravi P.
Ahn, Choon Ki
Ahn, Myung-Ju
Albrecht, Randy A.
Andersson, Dan I.
Anker, Stefan D.
Apergis, Nicholas
Ariga, Katsuhiko
Artaxo, Paulo
Balsamo, Gianpaolo
Barba, Francisco J.
Benediktsson, Jon Atli
Benelli, Giovanni
Bhatnagar, Amit
Bialystok, Ellen
Blaabjerg, Frede
Blay, Jean-Yves
Bogers, Marcel
Bolton, Declan J.
Boyer, Cyrille
Brocca, Luca
Bruix, Jordi
Buhalis, Dimitrios
Burdick, Jason A.
Byrd, John C.
Cabeza, Luisa F.
Cabrerizo-Lorite, Francisco Javier
Cai, Jianchao
Calhoun, Vince D.
Cantu, Robert C.
Cerqueira, Miguel
Chang, Jo-Shu
Chau, Kwok-wing
Chemat, Farid
Chen, Jianmin
Chen, Jun
Chen, Min
Chen, Shaowei
Chen, Wei
Chen, Wei-Hsin
Chen, Xiaofeng
Chen, Yangkang
Chen, Zhi-Gang
Chiclana, Francisco
Corella, Dolores
Cortes, Javier
Cortes, Jorge
Cummings, Kenneth Michael
Dai, Shifeng
Decker, Eric A.
DePinho, Ronald A.
Dimopoulos, Meletios-Athanasios
Dincer, Ibrahim
Du, Yihong
Dupont, Didier
Edwards, David
Ellahi, Rahmat
Ellis, Erle C.
ElMasry, Gamal
Esteller, Manel
Estruch, Ramón
Fang, Chuanglin
Fasano, Alessio
Fernandez-Lafuente, Roberto
Ferreira, Isabel
Fortino, Giancarlo
Galluzzi, Lorenzo
Galvano, Fabio
Gandomi, Amir H.
Gandomi, Amir H.
Gao, Bin
Gao, Feng
Gao, Wei
Garbe, Claus
García, Hermenegildo
Geschwind, Daniel H.
Giampieri, Francesca
Giralt, Sergio A.
Glanz, Karen
Goldewijk, Kees Klein
Gössling, Stefan
Govindan, Kannan
Granato, Daniel
Grosso, Giuseppe
Grosso, Giuseppe
Guerrero, Josep M.
Haase, Dagmar
Hagger, Martin S.
Hamblin, Michael R.
Han, Heesup
Jankovic, Joseph
Janotti, Anderson

Jiang, Hai-Long
Kalaji, Hazem M.
Kalantar-Zadeh, Kourosh
Kaner, Richard B.
Karimi, Hamid Reza
Kataoka, Kazunori
Keesstra, Saskia
Kepp, Oliver
Kerminen, Veli-Matti
Keyzers, Robert A.
Khademhosseini, Ali
Khan, Nafees A.
Kim, Ki-Hyun
Klemeš, Jiří Jaromír
Klenk, Hans-Peter
Konopleva, Marina Y.
Krammer, Florian
Krebs, Frederik C.
Kroemer, Guido
Kudo, Masatoshi
Kurths, Juergen
Kurzrock, Razelle
Kuznetsov, Nikolay V.
Kyrpides, Nikos C.
La Vecchia, Carlo
Lai, Yuekun
Lam, James
Lancellotti, Patrizio
Lee, Sangmoon
Leung, Victor C. M.
Li, Jinghong
Li, Yurui
Lindahl, José M. Merigó
Lip, Gregory Y. H.
Loh, Xian Jun
Long, Hualou
Lund, Henrik
Luo, Jingshan
Luque, Rafael
Lyons, Timothy W.
Ma, Jun
Ma, Wen-Xiu
Ma, Yanming
Maeda, Keisuke
Makarova, Kira
Mantovani, Alberto
Martín-Belloso, Olga
Martinoia, Enrico
Marzband, Mousa
Masclaux-Daubresse, Celine
Masson, Patrick
Mateos, María Victoria
Mathiesen, Brian Vad
Matyjaszewski, Krzysztof
McArthur, Grant A.
McCauley, Darren
Medlock, Jolyon M.
Melero, Ignacio
Mezzetti, Bruno
Miroshnichenko, Andrey E.
Moran, Daniel
Mueller, Lukas A.
Mueller-Roeber, Bernd
Naushad, Mu
Nemeroff, Charles B.
Nieto, Juan J.
O'Donnell, Colm
Ogino, Shuji
Olabi, Abdul-Ghani
O'Regan, Donal
Orsini, Nicola
Oswald, Isabelle P.
Ozcan, Aydogan
Pahl-Wostl, Claudia
Pang, Huan
Payne, James E.
Peng, Shushi
Perc, Matjaz
Perez-Alvarez, Jose Angel
Piquero, Alex R.
Ploss, Alexander
Postolache, Mihai
Pradhan, Biswajeet
Prinsep, Michele R.
Qian, Dong
Qu, Xiaogang
Reiter, Russel J.
Riahi, Keywan
Richter, Andreas
Rignot, Eric
Robert, Caroline
Ros, Emilio
Rosell, Rafael

Rosen, Marc A.
Rossolini, Gian Maria
Saad, Fred
Saad, Walid
Sadorsky, Perry
Sakthivel, Rathinasamy
Schwab, Matthias
Scolyer, Richard A.
Serra-Majem, Lluis
Sethi, Gautam
Seto, Karen C.
Settele, Josef
Seymour, John F.
Shi, Peng
Siano, Pierluigi
Sillanpää, Mika
Simal-Gandara, Jesus
Smagghe, Guy
Srivastava, Hari M.
Stadler, Peter F.
Sun, Fengchun
Sunderland, Elsie M.
Suzuki, Nobuhiro
Svenning, Jens-Christian
Tan, Weihong
Teixeira, José António
Thakur, Vijay Kumar
Tong, Shilu
Tornabene, Francesco
Tsao, Rong
Tukker, Arnold
Turskis, Zenonas
Uversky, Vladimir N.
van Wesemael, Bas
Van Zwieten, Lukas
Vangronsveld, Jaco
Varma, Rajender S.
Varshney, Rajeev K.
Vasquez, Juan C.
Velicogna, Isabella
Vieta, Eduard
Wade, Timothy J.
Wagner, Wolfgang
Wamba, Samuel Fosso
Wang, Chunsheng
Wang, Guoxiu
Wang, Joseph
Wang, Qi
Wang, Tao
Wang, Yuan
Wiens, John J.
Wu, Hao Bin
Wu, Hui
Wu, Tom
Wu, Zhongbiao
Xia, Xinhui
Xiao, Wenjiao
Xin, Sen
Xiong, Rui
Xu, Bin
Xu, Zeshui
Yan, Huaicheng
Yang, Bing
Yang, Hongxing
Yang, Jie
Yang, Xiao-Jun
Yin, Shen
Ying, Guang-Guo
Young, Allan H.
Yu, Guihua
Zarco-Tejada, Pablo J.
Zavadskas, EdmundasKazimieras
Zeadally, Sherali
Zhang, Fan
Zhang, Liangpei
Zhang, Qichun
Zhang, Xian-Ming
Zhang, Yue-Jun
Zhao, Guochun
Zhao, Li-Dong
Zhu, Zhe
Zhuang, Xiaodong
Zou, Quan

The full list of 2020 Highly Cited Researchers  can be accessed on https://recognition.webofsciencegroup.com/awards/highly-cited/2020/

--- Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) is a Clarivate product.

17 September 2020
Welcoming New Members to the Editorial Board of Atmosphere

It is our pleasure to welcome following 54 recognized researchers to join the Editorial Board of Atmosphere. We look forward to their contributions to the journal.

Dr. Olaf Scholten, The Nederland

Prof. Dr. Xiaodong Liu, China

Dr. Ian Crawford, UK

Dr. Richard H Grant, USA

Dr. Chuen-Jinn Tsai, Taiwan

Dr. Friedhelm Taube, Germany

Dr. Thierry Bergot, France

Dr. Atsushi Matsuki, Japan

Prof. Dr. Yu Song, China

Dr. Wuhu Feng, UK

Dr. Veli-Matti Kerminen, Finland

Dr. Jiquan Chen, USA

Dr. Young-Ji Han, Korea

Prof. Dr. Jie Li, China

Prof. Dr. Xuewu Fu, China

Dr. Yuan Wang, USA

Prof. Dr. Sunling Gong, China

Dr. Stylianos Kazadzis, Greece

Prof. Dr. Yan Wang, China

Prof. Dr. Paulo Artaxo, Brazil

Prof. Dr. Yuepeng Pan, China

Prof. Dr. Huijun Wang, China

Dr. Sofia Sousa, Portugal

Dr. J.William Munger, USA

Dr. Giridharan Renganathan, UK

Dr. Mads P. Sulbaek Andersen, USA

Dr. Eugene Rozanov, Switzerland

Dr. Yu-Hsiang Cheng, Taiwan

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Rappenglueck, USA

Dr. Matthew Toohey, Canada

Dr. Mikhail Arshinov, Russia

Prof. Dr. Euripides G. Stephanou, Greece

Dr. Francesc Castellví, Spain

Dr. Iva Hůnová, Czech Republic

Dr. Lise Lotte Sørensen, Denmark

Prof. Dr. Vladimir P. Lukin, Russia

Dr. Stephan Havemann. UK

Dr. Ertug Ercin, The Netherlands

Dr. Aurel Moise, Singapore

Dr. Richard Wilson, France

Dr. Jason C. Knievel, USA

Dr. Paolo Stocchi, Italy

Prof. Mirela Voiculescu, Romania

Dr. Jaroslaw Krzywanski, Poland

Dr. Luca Mortarini, Italy

Prof. Dr. Sergey I. Popel, Russia

Dr. Theodoros Christoudias, UK

Dr Andrew Orr, UK

Dr. Regina Duarte, Portugal

Dr. Gianfranco Vulpiani, Italy

Dr. Jee-hoon Jeong, South Korea

Dr. David F Plusquellic, USA

Dr. Dae Il Jeong, Canada

Dr. Mark Theobald, Spain

4 September 2020
Prof. Dr. Prashant Kumar Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of Atmosphere

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Prashant Kumar has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the Section “Air Quality” of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). His term started in September 2020.

Prof. Dr. Prashant Kumar
Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE), University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK
Website: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/people/prashant-kumar
E-mail: [email protected]

Professor Prashant Kumar is Chair in Air Quality and Health and the founding Director of the Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) at the University of Surrey, UK. He is the Head of the GCARE’s Air Quality Laboratory and the Deputy Director of Research for the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Since March 2018, he is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Engineering at the Trinity College Dublin in Ireland.

His current research projects are focused in broad multidisciplinary areas of air pollution monitoring/modelling, low-cost sensing, nature-based solutions, climate change mitigation and developing innovative technological and passive (e.g. green infrastructure) solutions for air pollution exposure control for both developing and developed world.

The editorial team warmly welcomes Professor Prashant Kumar as the Editor-in-Chief of the “Air Quality” section and looks forward to his contribution to the continued success of Atmosphere.

3 August 2020
Dr. Allison C. Aiken Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Atmosphere

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Allison C. Aiken has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). Her term started in August 2020.

Dr. Allison C. Aiken
Affiliation: Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
Website: https://www.lanl.gov/expertise/profiles/view/allison-aiken
E-mail: [email protected]

Dr. Allison C. Aiken received her Diploma from Furman University in 2002, and her Ph.D. from University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2008. She has been Senior Research Scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM, since 2018. She is one of the most highly cited authors in 2014.

Her main research activities include:

  • Harnessing state-of-the-art aerosol and trace gas signatures for aerosol processes and national security;
  • Development of revolutionary elemental analysis methods and their application to ambient aerosol sampling;
  • Specializing in single-particle in situ aerosol measurements and their complex data analysis, including through mass spectrometry, photoacoustic spectroscopy, single-particle laser-induced incandescence, etc.;
  • Over 15 years of expertise in the field and laboratory regarding online direct aerosol measurement;
  • Managing the operations of ~40 aerosol and gas-phase instruments for the US DOE ARM Program;
  • A decade of experience measuring aerosol optical properties (e.g., black carbon, brown carbon, and dust).

Amongst her numerous appointments and activities, she serves as Co-Chair of the User Executive Committee, Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM), and member of ARM-ASR Coordination Team (AACT), US DOE Office of Science, and also Board Member and Executive Committee Treasurer-elect in AAAR.

The editorial team warmly welcomes Dr. Allison C. Aiken as the Editor-in-Chief, and looks forward to her contribution to the continued success of Atmosphere.

9 July 2020
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29 June 2020
Updated Impact Factors Released in the Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate)

The updated citation metrics have been released in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), published by Clarivate. The recent release of the JCR includes seventy-one MDPI titles. Out of these, 18 titles are newcomers, receiving a first Journal Impact Factor which is based on citation activity in 2019: Actuators, Agriculture, Biology, Biomedicines, Biosensors, Chemosensors, Children, Healthcare, Journal of Fungi, Journal of Personalized Medicine (JPM), Land, Life, Magnetochemistry, Membranes, Pharmaceuticals, Photonics, Separations and Toxics.

  • Out of the previously listed journals, a total of 72 percent boast an increased Impact Factor.
  • 25 journals are ranked among the top 25% of journals in at least one of the categories they are ranked for.
  • Articles published in 2019 in MDPI journals account for approximately 17 percent of of articles published in gold Open Access journals covered in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).

First Impact Factors

Journal Impact Factor Rank Category Details
Actuators 1.957 31/64 (Q2) • Instruments & Instrumentation Link
Agriculture 2.072 25/91 (Q2) • Agronomy Link
Biology 3.796 19/93 (Q1) • Biology Link
Biomedicines  4.717 30/138 (Q1)
36/270 (Q1)
• Medicine, Research & Experimental
• Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Link
Biosensors 3.240 24/86 (Q2) • Chemistry, Analytical Link
Chemosensors 3.108 16/64 (Q1)
27/86 (Q2)
13/27 (Q2)
• Instruments & Instrumentation
• Chemistry, Analytical
• Electrochemistry
Link
Children 2.078 50/128 (Q2) • Pediatrics Link
Healthcare 1.916 62/102 (Q3)
45/87 (Q3)
• Health Care Sciences & Services (SCIE)
• Health Policy & Services (SSCI)
Link
Journal of Fungi 4.621 5/29 (Q1)
31/135 (Q1)
• Mycology
• Microbiology
Link
Journal of Personalized Medicine 4.433 24/165 (Q1)
10/102 (Q1)
• Medicine, General & Internal
• Health Care Sciences & Services
Link
Land 2.429 58/123 (Q2) • Environmental Studies (SSCI) Link
Life 2.991 26/93 (Q2)
109/267 (Q2)
• Biology
• Microbiology
Link
Magnetochemistry 1.947 22/45 (Q2)
109/159 (Q3)
201/314 (Q3)
• Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
• Chemistry, Physical
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Link
Membranes 3.094 53/143 (Q2)
129/314 (Q2)
23/89 (Q2)
• Engineering, Chemical
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
• Polymer Science
Link
Pharmaceuticals 4.286 49/270 (Q1) • Pharmacology & Pharmacy Link
Photonics 2.140 48/97 (Q2) • Optics Link
Separations 1.900 53/86 (Q3) • Chemistry, Analytical Link
Toxics 3.271 32/92 (Q2)
92/265 (Q2)
• Toxicology
• Environmental Sciences
Link

Updated Impact Factors

Journal Impact Factor Rank Category Details
Agronomy 2.603 18/91 (Q1)
65/234 (Q2)
• Agronomy
• Plant Sciences
Link
Animals 2.323 10/63 (Q1)
14/142 (Q1)
• Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science
• Veterinary Sciences
Link
Antibiotics 3.893 23/93 (Q1)
64/270 (Q1)
• Infectious Diseases
• Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Link
Antioxidants 5.014 10/139 (Q1)
56/297 (Q1)
7/61 (Q1)
• Food Science & Technology
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
• Chemistry, Medicinal
Link
Applied Sciences 2.474 161/314 (Q3)
32/91 (Q2)
88/177 (Q2)
62/154 (Q2)
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
• Engineering, Multidisciplinary
• Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
• Physics, Applied
Link
Atmosphere 2.397 48/93 (Q3) • Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences Link
Biomolecules 4.082 98/297 (Q2) • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Link
Brain Sciences 3.332 113/271 (Q2) • Neurosciences Link
Cancers 6.126 37/244 (Q1) • Oncology Link
Catalysts 3.520 65/159 (Q2) • Chemistry, Physical Link
Cells 4.366 70/195 (Q2) • Cell Biology Link
Coatings 2.436 10/21 (Q2) • Materials Science, Coatings & Films Link
Crystals 2.404 10/26 (Q2)
165/314 (Q3)
• Crystallography
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Link
Diagnostics 3.110 39/165 (Q1) • Medicine, General & Internal Link
Diversity 1.402 119/168 (Q3) • Ecology Link
Electronics 2.412 125/266 (Q2) • Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Link
Energies 2.702 63/112 (Q3) • Energy & Fuels Link
Entropy 2.494 33/85 (Q2) • Physics, Multidisciplinary Link
Foods 4.092 27/139 (Q1) • Food Science & Technology Link
Forests 2.221 17/68 (Q1) • Forestry Link
Genes 3.759 53/177 (Q2) • Genetics & Heredity Link
Insects 2.220 18/101 (Q1) • Entomology Link
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 2.849 58/193 (Q2)

32/170 (Q1)

105/265 (Q2)
• Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SCIE)
• Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SSCI)
• Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
Link
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) 4.556 74/297 (Q1)
48/177 (Q2)
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
• Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Link
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (IJGI) 2.239 31/50 (Q3)
18/30 (Q3)
• Geography, Physical
• Remote Sensing
Link
Journal of Clinical Medicine 3.303 36/165 (Q1) • Medicine, General & Internal Link
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 2.033 31/66 (Q2) • Oceanography Link
Marine Drugs 4.073 16/61 (Q2) • Chemistry, Medicinal Link
Materials 3.057 132/314 (Q2) • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary Link
Mathematics 1.747 28/324 (Q1) • Mathematics Link
Medicina 1.205 107/165 (Q3) • Medicine, General & Internal Link
Metabolites 4.097 95/297 (Q2) • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Link
Metals 2.117 18/79 (Q1)
185/314 (Q3)
• Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Link
Micromachines 2.523 56/92 (Q3)
23/64 (Q2)
• Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
• Instruments & Instrumentation
Link
Microorganisms 4.152 37/135 (Q2) • Microbiology Link
Minerals 2.380 6/21 (Q2)
11/30 (Q2)
• Mining & Mineral Processing
• Mineralogy
Link
Molecules 3.267 70/177 (Q2)
141/297 (Q2)
• Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Link
Nanomaterials 4.324 89/314 (Q2)
42/103 (Q2)
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
• Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Link
Nutrients 4.546 17/89 (Q1) • Nutrition & Dietetics Link
Pathogens 3.018 65/135 (Q2) • Microbiology Link
Pharmaceutics 4.421 44/270 (Q1) • Pharmacology & Pharmacy Link
Plants 2.762 58/234 (Q1) • Plant Sciences Link
Polymers 3.426 16/89 (Q1) • Polymer Science Link
Processes 2.753 59/143 (Q2) • Engineering, Chemical Link
Remote Sensing 4.509 9/30 (Q2) • Remote Sensing Link
Sensors 3.275 22/86 (Q2)
77/266 (Q2)
15/64 (Q1)
• Chemistry, Analytical
• Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
• Instruments & Instrumentation
Link
Sustainability 2.576 120/265 (Q2)
26/41 (Q3)

53/123 (Q2)
6/8 (Q3)
• Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
• Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SCIE)
• Environmental Studies (SSCI)
• Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SSCI)
Link
Symmetry 2.645 29/71 (Q2) • Multidisciplinary Sciences Link
Toxins 3.531 21/92 (Q1)
34/139 (Q1)
• Toxicology
• Food Science & Technology
Link
Universe 1.752 18/29 (Q3)
42/68 (Q3)
• Physics, Particles & Fields
• Astronomy & Astrophysics
Link
Vaccines 4.086 57/158 (Q2)
50/138 (Q2)
• Immunology
• Medicine, Research & Experimental
Link
Viruses 3.816 12/37 (Q2) • Virology Link
Water 2.544 31/94 (Q2) • Water Resources Link

Source: Clarivate 2020, InCites Journal Citation Reports®.

18 June 2020
Welcoming New Members to the Editorial Board of Atmosphere

We welcome the following recognized researchers, who recently joined the Editorial Board of Atmosphere:

Dr. Antonio Donateo, Italy Dr. Tomeu Rigo Ribas, Spain
Dr. Eric A. Hendricks, USA Dr. Elizabeth A. Silber, Canada
Dr. Yuichi Otsuka, Japan Prof. Dr. Ruprecht Jaenicke, Germany
Prof. Dr. Weijun Li, China Dr. Jia Xing, China
Dr. Zhiwei Wu, China Dr. Kan Huang, China
Dr. Lei Duan, China Prof. Dr. Liwu Zhang, China
Dr. Claude Cambon, France Dr. Sascha Usenko, USA
Dr. Elina Giannakaki, Greece Dr. Annick Pouquet, USA
Prof. Dr. James Cizdziel, USA Prof. Dr. Leonardo Primavera, Italy
Dr. Pasquale Avino, Italy Dr. Kevin Wyche, UK
Dr. Lena Novack, Israel Prof. Dr. António Rodrigues Tomé, Portugal
Dr. Seong-Joong Kim, Korea Dr. Griša Močnik, Slovenia
Dr. Jose Oteros, Spain Dr. Carlos E. Ramos Scharrón, USA
Dr. Daniel Argüeso, Spain Dr. Anna Mainka, Poland
Dr. Roberto Bellasio, Italy Dr. Silvano Fares, Italy
Dr. Haider A. Khwaja, USA Dr. Mohammad H. Sowlat, USA
Dr. Sasho Gligorovski, France Dr. Chuan Yao Lin, Taiwan
Dr. Alberto Cazorla, Spain Prof. Dr. Valéry Catoire, France
Dr. Thanh Lam Lam Nguyen, USA Dr. Eduardo García-Ortega, Spain
Dr. Gloria Titos, Spain Dr. Matthew Van Den Broeke, USA
Dr. Virginie Marecal, France Dr. Suzanne Crumeyrolle, France
Dr. Sang-Woo Kim, Korea Dr. Nicola Scafetta, Italy
Prof. Dr. Edward Hanna, UK Dr. Ljiljana Cander, UK
Dr. Abdelwaheb Hannachi, Sweden Dr. David F. Porinchu, USA

5 June 2020
Invitation to Attend the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Atmospheric Sciences

The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Atmospheric Sciences (ECAS2020) will be held online from 16 to 30 November 2020. It aims to provide a platform for scholars to present their latest findings and discuss the latest thinking around atmospheric science. This conference will be organized around the following general and related themes which correspond to the Atmosphere journal.

There will be no cost for attendees to participate. All accepted papers will be published in the Special Issue “Selected Papers from the Third International Electronic Conference on Atmospheric Sciences” after peer review and enjoy a 20% discount on processing fees. We will also choose the best paper to win a 500 CHF award. If you are interested in attending this exciting conference, please do not hesitate to contact us ([email protected]).

Atmosphere Editorial Office

3 June 2020
Recruiting Editors for Atmosphere

We are now recruiting the Editorial Board Members (EBMs) for the following Sections:

As an EMB, you have the following responsibilities:

  • Make decisions on whether a manuscript should be accepted or not based on the reports we collect.
  • Serve as Editor of a Special Issue on a topic related to your research interests when it is convenient for you.
  • Review manuscripts in your area of interest and when you are available.
  • Recommend topics or appropriate conferences.
  • Promote Atmosphere and increase its visibility in the related academic network.

If you are an active researcher in one of the aforementioned fields and are passionate about participating in the cutting-edge research in this field, please do not hesitate to contact us ([email protected]).

Atmosphere Editorial Office

22 May 2020
Dr. Scott Osprey Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of Atmosphere.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Scott Osprey has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the Section “Climatology” of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). His term started in May 2020.

Dr. Scott Osprey

Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PU, UK

Website: https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/contacts/people/osprey

E-mail: [email protected]

Dr. Scott Osprey is a Senior Research Scientist from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and is currently based in the Department of Physics, University of Oxford, UK. He received his Physics degrees from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

His research interests include climate variability, predictability and prediction and the application of concepts from dynamical systems theory to climate variability. More specifically, he studies stratospheric variability and its associations with tropospheric weather and climate.

Amongst his numerous appointments and activities, he is a founding Coordinator of the WCRP-SPARC QBOi activity and is the Project Coordinator of Belmont Forum’s Globally Observed Teleconnections in Hierarchies of Atmospheric Models (GOTHAM) Project. He is lead author of the paper published in Science detailing the unprecedented disruption to the QBO in 2016.

The editorial team warmly welcomes Dr. Scott Osprey as the Editor-in-Chief of the “Climatology” section and looks forward to his contribution to the continued success of Atmosphere. For further information on the journal sections, please check here.

13 May 2020
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7 May 2020
Dr. Patricia K. Quinn Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of Atmosphere

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Patricia K. Quinn has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the Section “Aerosols” of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). Her term started in April 2020.

Dr. Patricia K. Quinn
Pacific Marine Environment Laboratories, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Seattle, WA 98115, USA
Website: https://cpaess.ucar.edu/cgc-host/dr-patricia-k-quinn
E-mail: [email protected]

Dr. Patricia K. Quinn received her Diploma from Reed College in 1982 and her Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1988. She has been a Senior Research Scientist at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory since 1993 and an Associate Professor at the University of Washington since 1998.

Her research interests are mainly focused on the radiative effects of aerosols and the effects of aerosols on air quality. Her recent publications are listed below:

  • Quinn, P.K.; Bates, T.S.; Coffman, D.J.; Upchurch, L.; Johnson, J.E.; Moore, R.; Ziemba, L.; Bell, T.G.; Saltzman, E.S.; Graff, J.; and Behrenfeld, M.J. Seasonal variations in western North Atlantic remote marine aerosol properties. Geophys. Res. 2019, 124, doi:10.1029/2019JD031740.
  • Quinn, P.K.; Coffman, D.J.; Johnson, J.E.; Upchurch, L.M.; Bates, T.S. Small fraction of marine cloud condensation nuclei made up of sea spray aerosol. Nature Geoscience, 2017, 10, 674–679, doi:10.1038/NGEO3003.
  • Quinn, P.K.; Stohl, A.; Arnold, S.; Bernsten, T.; Christensen, J.; Eckhardt, S.; Herber, H.; Korsholm, U.; Langner, J.; Law, K. et al. Black Carbon and Ozone as Arctic Climate Forcers. Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP): Oslo, Norway, ISBN – 978-82-7971-092-9, 2016.
  • Quinn, P.K.; Collins, D.B.; Grassian, V.H.; Prather, K.A.; Bates, T.S. Chemistry and related properties of freshly emitted sea spray aerosol. Rev. 2015, 115, 4383–4399.

Among her numerous appointments and activities, she received the NOAA Administrator Award in 2008; was named an AGU Fellow in 2010; received the U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award in 2010; and was a Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics) in 2016, 2017, and 2018. She is also Member of AAAR.

The editorial team warmly welcomes Dr. Patricia K. Quinn as the Editor-in-Chief of the Section “Aerosols” and looks forward to her contribution to the continued success of Atmosphere. For further information on the journal sections, please see here.

9 April 2020
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7 April 2020
Dr. Allison C. Aiken Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of Atmosphere

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Allison C. Aiken has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the Section “Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling” of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). Her term started in March 2020.

Dr. Allison C. Aiken
Affiliation: Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
Website: https://www.lanl.gov/expertise/profiles/view/allison-aiken
E-mail: [email protected]

Dr. Allison C. Aiken received her Diploma from Furman University in 2002, and her Ph.D. from University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2008. She has been Senior Research Scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM, since 2018. She is one of the most highly cited authors in 2014.

Her main research activities include:

  • Harnessing state-of-the-art aerosol and trace gas signatures for aerosol processes and national security;
  • Development of revolutionary elemental analysis methods and their application to ambient aerosol sampling;
  • Specializing in single-particle in situ aerosol measurements and their complex data analysis, including through mass spectrometry, photoacoustic spectroscopy, single-particle laser-induced incandescence, etc.;
  • Over 15 years of expertise in the field and laboratory regarding online direct aerosol measurement;
  • Managing the operations of ~40 aerosol and gas-phase instruments for the US DOE ARM Program;
  • A decade of experience measuring aerosol optical properties (e.g., black carbon, brown carbon, and dust).

Amongst her numerous appointments and activities, she serves as Co-Chair of the User Executive Committee, Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM), and member of ARM-ASR Coordination Team (AACT), US DOE Office of Science, and also Board Member and Executive Committee Treasurer-elect in AAAR.

The editorial team warmly welcomes Dr. Allison C. Aiken as the Editor-in-Chief of the “Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling”, and looks forward to her contribution to the continued success of Atmosphere. For further information on the journal sections, please click here.

25 March 2020
MDPI Comment on the COVID-19 Virus

The world is currently suffering from a global pandemic of the corona virus COVID-19. MDPI expresses its sympathies for all of those affected by the virus and stands in solidarity with medical staff and researchers treating patients and searching for scientific solutions.

MDPI has previously published papers covering corona viruses in addition to new papers on the current outbreak, see all papers here. In particular, Viruses has published a number of Special Issues and papers on the topic (see here, here, and here) as well as a forthcoming Special Issue.

Alongside journal articles, MDPI has been a strong supporter of preprints, which are increasingly being used to rapidly disseminate the latest research, and we run the preprint server Preprints.org. Our database of research articles, Scilit, is free to use and covers all publishers including preprint servers. New papers are often in search results within hours of publication and users can set up alerts for new papers.

Our main priority during this period has been the health and safety of staff, and we continue to allow staff to work at home and closely monitor the situation in all locations in which we work. Despite the restrictions, we continue to provide a full publication service and, by close collaboration with our editorial boards and making use our in-house teams, ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in publishing vital research. Fast and open publication has always been at the core of MDPI values and is now more important than ever.

We hope that a solution to the current situation will emerge soon. In the meantime, we will do our best to continue communicating vital research in all fields.

19 March 2020
Welcoming New Members to the Editorial Board of Atmosphere

We welcome the following recognized researchers, who recently joined the Editorial Board of Atmosphere:

Prof. Dr. Joanna Wibig, Poland

Dr. Anil Namdeo, UK

Dr. Francesca Malfatti, Italy

Prof. Dr. Michael Leuchner, Germany

Dr. Angeliki Karanasiou, Spain

Dr. Seong Soo Yum, Korea

Dr. Ashok Luhar, Australia

Dr. Alexandru Rap, UK

Prof. Dr. Rajasekhar Balasubramanian, Singapore

Prof. Dr. Barak Herut, Israel

Dr. Michael H. Glantz, USA

Dr. Yu-Heng Tseng, Taiwan

Prof. Dr. Piero Di Carlo, Italy

Dr. Andrés Alastuey Urós, Spain

Dr. Doris Folini, Switzerland

Dr. Gareth Marshall, UK

Dr. Tuija Jokinen, Finland

Dr. Sergio Fernández-González, Spain

Prof. Dr. Iacopo Golasi, Italy

Dr. Georgios Karavalakis, USA

Prof. Dr. Xiao-San Luo, China

Dr. Lawrence D. Carey, USA

Dr. Vincent Noel, France

Dr. Chang H. Jung, Korea

Prof. Dr. László Horváth, Hungary

Prof. Dr. Monique Y. Leclerc, USA

Dr. Allison C. Aiken, USA

Dr. Stefano Dietrich, Italy

Dr. Giovanni Nico, Italy

Dr. Rowan Fealy, Ireland

Dr. Nicholas Herold, Australia

Prof. Dr. Lin Wang, China

Dr. Benjamin Sanderson, France

Dr. Mohammad Valipour, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Jorge Pey, Spain

Dr. Mizuo Kajino, Japan

Dr. Panu Karjalainen, Finland

Dr. Andrey Khlystov, USA

Dr. Sophie Godin-Beekmann, France

Dr. Ulrike Dusek, the Netherlands

Dr. Anita Drumond, Brazil

Dr. Cinzia Perrino, Italy

Dr. Donifan Barahona, USA

Dr. Christoffer Boman, Sweden

Dr. Tomasz Gierczak, Poland

Dr. Yoshihiro Tomikawa, Japan

Dr. Stig Hellebust, Ireland

Dr. Donato Posa, Italy

Dr. Sergio Rodríguez, Spain

Dr. Filomena Romano, Italy

Prof. Dr. Ranjeet Sokhi, UK

Prof. Dr. Eliseo Monfort, Spain

Dr. James Lee, UK

Dr. Ole Hertel, Denmark

Dr. Dean Venables, UK

 

18 March 2020
MDPI Co-Signed Position Statement on Transformative Agreements

The advantages of the open access model of scientific publishing are being increasingly recognized in the scientific community. It allows new scientific evidence to be accessed from the moment of publication for free by anyone around the globe, boosting the impact of new research. In response, many funders, libraries and universities have been adopting new principles to accelerate the transition to open access.

Recently, “transformative agreements” have been negotiated between traditional publishers and various institutions. While increasing the number of open access papers, these agreements lack binding commitments to a full transition to open access, their conditions vary across different regions, and access is still limited for many users.

MDPI is a co-signatory of the recent position statement raising concerns about potential downsides of transformative agreements and how they may delay a full transition to open access. The statement highlights that these models “risk perpetuating current limitations on access, transparency and market competitiveness, while simultaneously facilitating excessive charges on the public purse”.

As a pioneering open access journal publisher, MDPI is the first to promote the importance of science being made available to everyone. Our peer-reviewed journals, covering diverse academic disciplines, are fully accessible to the public free of charge under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). This is why, along with other open access publishers, MDPI is a proud signatory of the position paper and is committed to contributing to the replacement of weak transitional agreements with “agreements with publishers that are already fully committed to open science and who offer full, immediate and transparent Open Access”.

Read the position paper here

16 March 2020
Encyclopedia Outstanding Contributor Awards 2020 - Open for Application

We are pleased to announce that Encyclopedia will be awarding five Outstanding Contributor Awards for researchers in 2020. The nominations and applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee consisting of senior scholars from the Encyclopedia Editorial Board.

Prize for Winners

  1. An official certificate;
  2. A cash award of 500 CHF or an MDPI discount voucher of 800 CHF.


Application Deadline

31 December, 2020 (Please send your application email with a list of all entries you contributed to our office before the deadline: [email protected])

Candidate Requirements

  1. Have a Ph.D. degree;
  2. Have more than three qualified entries published in Encyclopedia in 2020.

Evaluation Standards

  1. Number of entries published in Encyclopedia in 2020;
  2. Quality of entries online (including length, figure quality, and novelty);
  3. Impact of entries (including the number of likes, discussion contents, views, and downloads).

If you are a researcher and have not yet contribute entries to Encyclopedia, please do not miss this chance to highlight your research results.

9 March 2020
Meet Us at European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2020 in Vienna, Austria, 3–8 May

MDPI will be attending EGU in Vienna, Austria on 3–8 May 2020.

The EGU General Assembly 2020 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#37) at Austria Centre Vienna (ACV). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit: https://egu2020.eu/

14 February 2020
Obituary—Dr. Robert W. Talbot

We were deeply shocked and saddened to learn that Dr. Robert W. Talbot, Editor-in-Chief of Atmosphere, passed away on 2 February 2020, following a two-year battle with cancer.

Dr. Talbot pioneered high-accuracy measurements of atmospheric nitric acid and mercury from aircraft and served in leadership roles in several major air quality field campaigns around the globe. He was also the founding director of the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences at University of Houston, and created a state-of-the-art laboratory facility for mercury and methane. He led three Special Issues over the years:

The editorial team of the journal Atmosphere remembers Dr. Talbot for his outstandingly successful editorship from 2014, raising the standing of the journal significantly, thereby supporting the careers of many in the community and advancing our knowledge of the atmosphere. He will be greatly missed by many friends, colleagues, former students, and the authors whose papers he read, appreciated, and promoted as Editor-in-Chief. His death is a loss to the academic community as well as a personal loss to anyone who has come into contact with him.

We offer our condolences to his wife, children, family, friends, and colleagues.

Atmosphere Editorial Office

21 January 2020
Meet Us at the 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2020) in Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, 19–24 July, 2020


MDPI will be attending the IGARSS 2020, to be held in Hawaii, USA, 19–24 July 2020

Hosted by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, the 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2020) will be held Sunday, 19 July through Friday, 24 July, 2020 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA. The main theme of the 2020 symposium is "Remote Sensing: Global Perspectives for Local Solutions".

GARSS 2020 is offering unique perspectives, discussions, research, solutions, and an opportunity to network in a beautiful environment.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

Remote Sensing

Atmosphere

Land

Sustainability

Drones

IJGI

Sensors

Geosciences

Hydrology

Applied Sciences

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth # 82). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit https://igarss2020.org/default.asp.

11 October 2019
Introducing SciProfiles, an Academic Social Network

MDPI is pleased to announce the release of SciProfiles, its social network platform for researchers and scholars.

The purpose of SciProfiles is aligned with MDPI’s broad mission to accelerate discovery and innovation by facilitating immediate access to research results and to serve scholars and communities by providing opportunities for academic networking.

SciProfiles also ambitions to serve as a sustainable, transparent and community-driven research evaluation system aligned with the DORA principles (https://sfdora.org/). Through their scientific profiles, academics can highlight their contribution to research communities, and measure their impact on their field, beyond publication numbers and impact factors. SciProfiles is currently a beta version and will enrich to give researchers the possibility to highlight all of their contributions to science and their scientific communities as authors, reviewers, editors, conference organizers, conference panelists, conference keynote speakers, or even as lecturers or student mentors at their University.

The classic components of popular community social networks, including follower/following, classical metrics, endorsements and recommendations (https://www.mdpi.com/about/announcements/1690), comments (https://www.mdpi.com/about/announcements/1397) are or will be very soon highlighted in SciProfiles as open science contributions.

To help increase the impact and visibility of articles and their authors to an appropriate audience, the platform offers a NewsFeed that includes recommendations of relevant content based on interests, publication history, saved searches or colleagues’ recommendations.

SciProfiles’ avatars are now being integrated on several MDPI platforms, meaning that you will directly access researchers’ profiles from any of the MDPI platforms:

MDPI's journal publishing website: www.mdpi.com
MDPI's conference hosting and management website: www.sciforum.net
MDPI's pre-print website : www.preprints.org
MDPI's knowledge sharing website : www.encyclopedia.pub
MDPI's books store: www.mdpi.com/books
MDPI's literature database : www.scilit.net

SciProfiles aims to serve scientific communities at large. It can be embedded into third-party websites and also welcomes integration of data from third-parties.

Dr. Shu-Kun Lin: https://sciprofiles.com/profile/2
Dr. Franck Vazquez: https://sciprofiles.com/profile/FranckVazquez
Dr. Martyn Rittman: https://sciprofiles.com/profile/martynrittman

2 October 2019
Winners of the 2019 MDPI Writing Prize

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 MDPI Writing Prize. Entrants were asked to write on the theme "Judging research: How should research and researchers be evaluated and rewarded?" We received a large number of excellent essays from PhD students and postdocs, and the process of shortlisting and choosing winners was not an easy one. The winners demonstrated excellent writing skills alongside interesting and thought-provoking ideas.

As last year, we will begin the process of collating all entries into a book that will be available in open access format. Alongside promoting good writing skills, we see the prize as a way to promote the voices of early career researchers within broader debates and policy discussions.

Congratulations to all of the participants and especially the winners. The winners are:

1st Prize (500 CHF):
Albin Nilsson (National Centre for Nuclear Research, Warsaw, Poland)
[Read here]

2nd Prize (250 CHF):
Qi Zhang (Shandong University, Jinan, China)
[Read here]
Igor Ogashawara (Indiana University, Indianapolis, US)
[Read here]

3rd Prize (100 CHF):
Margaret Sivapragasam (Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Perak, Malaysia)
[Read here]
Arvind Sharma (The University of Queensland, Gatton, Australia)
[Read here]
Jose Flores-Guerrero (University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands)
[Read here]

The MDPI Writing Prize is an annual award supported by MDPI Author Services, which provides services including language editing, reformatting, plagiarism checks, and image editing.

20 September 2019
MDPI Now Gives Scholars the Possibility to Endorse and Recommend Articles

MDPI is pleased to announce the release of a new functionality giving the possibility for researchers and scholars to endorse, and formally recommend articles to their colleagues.

MDPI was an early signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (https://sfdora.org/read/) which calls for improvement in how quality and impact of scholarly research outputs are evaluated, especially in moving beyond journal-based citation metrics (journal Impact Factor, Scopus Citescore, etc.).

MDPI supports the establishment of article-level impact metrics, including citations, views, downloads, and Altmetric scores. These measures serve as an impact indicator for research articles on a case–by-case basis, assessing paper on its own merit. However, these metrics are also subjective and can give a biased picture of the article impact: they do not directly reflect the quality or the intrinsic scientific value of the article.

In our view, community engagement with publications based on community-driven metrics can help to overcome this limitation. We have therefore launched an option for scholars to endorse articles, indicating their own assessment of its content and making a recommendation to their community. This follows our implementation of the open source Hypothesis commenting tool, which has been available for all articles published by MDPI for over a year (https://www.mdpi.com/about/announcements/1397). Both endorsement and commenting are available for all previously published and forthcoming MDPI articles.

In addition to potentially serving as a sustainable solution to article assessment, endorsements will help scientific communities to identify the most relevant articles, independently of the journal in which it was published.

The code for the endorsing functionality, which relies on DOIs and ORCIDs, will be made available on GitHub with an open source license.

Dr. Shu-Kun Lin, President and Founder
Dr. Franck Vazquez, Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Martyn Rittman, Publishing Director

17 September 2019
Meet Us at AGU Fall Meeting 2019 in San Francisco, USA, 9–13 December 2019


MDPI will be attending AGU Fall Meeting 2019 in San Francisco, USA, 9–13 December.

AGU Fall Meeting is the largest international Earth and space science meeting in the world. After two dynamic meetings in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., they return to the Moscone Centre in San Francisco.

This year’s meeting will prepare you for what’s ahead: rapid developments in our science, new approaches to observing our Earth and beyond, the introduction of new data streams, growing demand for accessible science, the expansion of convergent science, and more. AGU will celebrate the past and inspire the future by bringing together the people, the imagination, and the science that will ignite our next hundred years to make our planet safer, cleaner, and more sustainable.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#1248). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit: https://www.agu.org/Fall-Meeting.

11 September 2019

Create an Entry in Encyclopedia to Get a 100 CHF Voucher in Publishing in MDPI Journals

Encyclopedia is pleased to announce that certain well-prepared entries are eligible for a 100 CHF voucher, which can be used for paper publication in any journals in MDPI. We believe that your contribution would be a great help in keeping up with scientific developments. Do not miss the chance to publish with us. Please clink here to find the detailed guideline.

Encyclopedia is a free online reference created and curated by active scholars. It aims to highlight the latest research results as well as provide a comprehensive record of scientific development. If you have any suggestions or questions, please feel free to contact us via [email protected].

6 August 2019
Preprints Reaches 10,000 Posted Articles Milestone

We are pleased to announce that Preprints has passed the milestone of 10,000 posted preprints. We are delighted to have reached this after just over three years of operation. Our congratulations and thanks go to our authors and advisory board who have supported growth of the platform and been crucial to its operation.

You can find further details at https://www.preprints.org/announcement/show/37.

2 August 2019
DeepGreen Partnering with Publishers and Universities in Distributing Open Access Content to Institutional Repositories

Last week, the DeepGreen initiative in Germany started into an advanced test phase with the publishing partners S. Karger AG, SAGE Publishing, MDPI, Frontiers and De Gruyter, as well as 27 universities from all over Germany, from Hamburg University of Applied Sciences to University of Konstanz.

DeepGreen aims at lowering the barriers for open access publishing by automatically delivering metadata and full text publications from participating publishers to authorized repositories at German universities.

In preparation for a later live operation, the advanced test phase serves to gain experience with extensive data deliveries from publishers and also handling different repository software (including OPUS4, DSpace, EPrints, MyCoRe). DeepGreen thereby acts as a sophisticated platform, receiving articles published by authors affiliated with German universities and depositing these articles to respective university repositories, based on the affiliation metadata. For more information about DeepGreen: https://deepgreen.kobv.de

Karger AG has been a close cooperation partner of the DeepGreen consortium since 2016. S. Karger has more than 80 subscription-based and around 20 open access journals covering a wide spectrum in health science. DeepGreen will assign S. Karger articles to authorized institutions on the legal basis of German alliance and national licenses.

SAGE Publishing  was founded by Sara Miller McCune in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE publishes more than 1,000 journals and over 600 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne. SAGE Publishing has been a close cooperation partner of DeepGreen since 2016.

MDPI  is a scientific open access publisher and has been a partner of DeepGreen since 2017. MDPI comprises 205 peer-reviewed journals of various disciplines. All articles are published under a CC-BY license and are freely available without embargo period.

Frontiers  is a scientific open access publisher with 61 journals of over 600 academic disciplines. All articles are peer-reviewed and published freely available under CC-BY license.

De Gruyter  is an academic publisher with more than 700 subscription-based and open access journals of 29 disciplines. Articles provided by De Gruyter will be assigned to institutions with German alliance and national licenses.

There is promising communication with other publishers.

DeepGreen is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the consortium comprises six institutions: the Cooperative Library Network Berlin-Brandenburg, Bavarian State Library, Bavarian Library Network, University Library of the Technische Universität Berlin, University Library of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Helmholtz Open Science Coordination Office at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences.

If you would like to know in more detail which institutions take part in the advanced test phase of DeepGreen, you can find more information here.

17 July 2019
First Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum

The University of Basel and the MDPI Sustainability Foundation are organizing the First Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum on 9th September 2019.

The aim of this event is to provide background and perspectives on Plan S to Learned Societies, which have to make well-informed decisions to transition their journals to Open Access (OA).

The BSPF will bring together several representatives of Learned societies, Plan S architects as well as representatives from various publishers and publishing platforms. After getting the big picture from cOAlition S, panel discussions will allow to better understand the diverse challenges that Learned societies are facing to transition their journals to OA as well as to identify sustainable, implementable and scalable solutions for successful Open Access transition.

For program details and registration, please follow the link below:
https://sciforum.net/conference/SustainableSolutionsToOpenAccess

8 July 2019
Meet Us at EMS Annual Meeting 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark, 9–13 September 2019

We will be attending the EMS Annual Meeting 2019. The conference aims at fostering exchange and cross-fertilization of ideas in the meteorological, climatological, and related communities. Facilitating interactions, integration, and engagement of science, applications, and actors is our core objective. The session program highlights these goals and offers many opportunities for enhancing collaboration across the entire weather and climate enterprise (public, private, academic, users, and NGOs) to benefit societies in Europe and worldwide. The following MDPI journals will be represented:

Atmosphere

Geosciences

Sustainability

Climate

Water

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth #1). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit:

https://www.ems2019.eu/home.html

20 June 2019
Atmosphere Receiving 2018 Updated Impact Factor of 2.046

We are pleased to inform that Atmosphere received an updated Journal Impact Factor of 2.046 in the recent release of the Journal Citation Reports®. The journal's 5-Year Impact Factor is 2.253. Atmosphere now ranks 45/86 (Q3) in the category 'Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences'.


Evolution of Impact Factor, Citations and Publications for Atmosphere:


Source: data according to Journal Citation Reports®, 2018 release, a Clarivate Analytics product; and Scopus journal metrics.

31 May 2019
First-Timers: MDPI Journals Receiving a First CiteScore™ in Scopus

In addition to MDPI journals who received updated CiteScores for 2018, the titles listed below were added in Scopus recently and therefore received a first CiteScore in May 2019, based on last year's citation activity in the database.

For almost all of the newly added MDPI titles, their CiteScore ranks in the upper 50% of the distribution (Q1 or Q2) in at least one of the research areas. The following titles rank in the top 25% cited journals based on CiteScore: Actuators; Biomedicines; Coatings; Cosmetics; Fermentation; Journal of Fungi; Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity; Nanomaterials; and Publications.

To access the full data for MDPI journals, please see here. More data can also be found in SJR Scimago Journal & Country Rank.

New CiteScore for MDPI Journals

Journal Rank (Quartile)
Category Link CiteScore 2018 SNIP 2018
Actuators 9/92 (Q1)
60/232 (Q2)
• Control and Optimization
• Control and Systems Engineering
Link 2.80 1.542
Atmosphere 26/71 (Q2) • Environmental Science (miscellaneous) Link 2.27 0.855
Atoms 36/69 (Q3)
105/173 (Q3)

239/397 (Q3)
• Nuclear and High Energy Physics
• Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
• Condensed Matter Physics
Link 1.20 0.707
Axioms 25/91 (Q2)
26/78 (Q2)
11/27 (Q2)
55/135 (Q2)
35/58 (Q3)
• Algebra and Number Theory
• Geometry and Topology
• Logic
• Analysis
• Mathematical Physics
Link 0.99 0.670
Bioengineering 42/139 (Q2) • Bioengineering Link 3.14 -
Biomedicines 40/189 (Q1)

47/206 (Q1)
• General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
• Medicine (miscellaneous)
Link 3.33 0.908
Chemosensors 34/110 (Q2)
50/160 (Q2)
• Analytical Chemistry
• Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Link 2.77 0.770
Climate 53/109 (Q2) • Atmospheric Science Link 1.95 0.864
Coatings 27/116 (Q1)
63/271 (Q1)
15/53 (Q2)
• Surfaces, Coatings and Films
• Materials Chemistry
• Surfaces and Interfaces
Link 2.42 1.186
Computation 74/204 (Q2)
171/460 (Q2)
58/118 (Q2)
127/259 (Q3)
• General Computer Science
• Applied Mathematics
• Theoretical Computer Science
• Modeling and Simulation
Link 1.40 0.552
Computers 128/274 (Q2)

52/89 (Q3)
• Computer Networks and Communications
• Human-Computer Interaction
Link 1.59 -
Cosmetics 92/390 (Q1)
38/128 (Q2)
67/164 (Q2)
11/23 (Q2)

23/30 (Q4)
• Surgery
• Dermatology
• Pharmaceutical Science
• Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
• Aging
Link 1.81 1.689
Econometrics 339/595 (Q3) • Economics and Econometrics Link 0.82 -
Fermentation 91/404 (Q1)
76/273 (Q2)
10/24 (Q2)
• Plant Science
• Food Science
• Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
Link 2.24 -
Fibers 86/288 (Q2)
34/103 (Q2)
118/352 (Q2)
49/83 (Q3)
• Civil and Structural Engineering
• Ceramics and Composites
• Mechanics of Materials
• Biomaterials
Link 2.01 0.889
Galaxies 46/76 (Q3) • Astronomy and Astrophysics Link 1.08 0.308
High-Throughput 181/257 (Q3)
153/205 (Q4)
108/139 (Q4)
340/407 (Q4)
• Biotechnology
• Biomedical Engineering
• Bioengineering
• Biochemistry
Link 0.88 0.295
Inorganics 35/69 (Q3) • Inorganic Chemistry Link 1.90 0.474
International Journal of Neonatal Screening 138/277 (Q3)

3/5 (Q3)

95/166 (Q3)
• Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health
• Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)
• Obstetrics and Gynecology
Link 1.07 0.240
Journal of Developmental Biology 39/76 (Q3)
224/375 (Q3)
164/265 (Q3)
• Developmental Biology
• Molecular Biology
• Cell Biology
Link 2.36 0.813
Journal of Functional Biomaterials 11/83 (Q1)
26/205 (Q1)
• Biomaterials
• Biomedical Engineering
Link 5.10 2.234
Journal of Fungi 90/591 (Q1)

62/404 (Q1)
• Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
• Plant Science
Link 2.84 0.982
Journal of Imaging 291/661 (Q2)

136/272 (Q3)

36/70 (Q3)

40/75 (Q3)
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging
• Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
• Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Link 1.47 -
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 30/92 (Q2)
105/288 (Q2)
77/203 (Q2)
• Ocean Engineering
• Civil and Structural Engineering
• Water Science and Technology
Link 1.76 0.955
Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity 4/202 (Q1)
27/1111 (Q1)
9/214 (Q1)
• General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
• Sociology and Political Science
• Development
Link 4.26 2.138
Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks 13/92 (Q1)
27/123 (Q1)
70/274 (Q2)
• Control and Optimization
• Instrumentation
• Computer Networks and Communications
Link 2.58 1.036
Lubricants 182/579 (Q2)
42/116 (Q2)
• Mechanical Engineering
• Surfaces, Coatings and Films
Link 1.87 1.321
Machines 104/323 (Q2)

33/92 (Q2)
214/579 (Q2)
21/53 (Q2)
262/661 (Q2)

109/232 (Q2)
• Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
• Control and Optimization
• Mechanical Engineering
• Computer Science (miscellaneous)
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Control and Systems Engineering
Link 1.63 0.769
Mathematics 86/339 (Q2) • General Mathematics Link 1.04 0.739
Nanomaterials 29/272 (Q1)
66/439 (Q1)
• General Chemical Engineering
• General Materials Science
Link 4.21 1.112
Processes 9/23 (Q2)

25/59 (Q2)
68/139 (Q2)
• Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
• Process Chemistry and Technology
• Bioengineering
Link 2.05 1.049
Proteomes 54/115 (Q2)
23/46 (Q2)
213/407 (Q3)
229/375 (Q3)
• Clinical Biochemistry
• Structural Biology
• Biochemistry
• Molecular Biology
Link 2.32 0.445
Publications 11/66 (Q1)
51/312 (Q1)
83/351 (Q1)

233/569 (Q2)
• Media Technology
• Communication
• Business and International Management
• Computer Science Applications
Link 1.96 1.068
Robotics 234/579 (Q2)
38/92 (Q2)
• Mechanical Engineering
• Control and Optimization
Link 1.53 0.722
Toxics 32/117 (Q2)
3/8 (Q2)
40/114 (Q2)
• Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
• Chemical Health and Safety
• Toxicology
Link 2.84 0.896

21 May 2019
The Italian Aerosol Society (IAS) is Now an Affiliated Society Member of Atmosphere

In March 2019, the Italian Aerosol Society (IAS) became affiliated to Atmosphere. As part of this collaboration, all members of IAS enjoy a discount on the article processing charges (APC) when submitting articles to Atmosphere.

The Italian Aerosol Society (IAS) is a member of the European Aerosol Assembly (EEA) and gathers researchers, professionals, and students dealing with atmospheric aerosols science. The society includes people who believe that an exchange of information and experiences is the way to enhance individual and professional growth and a necessary condition for scientific progress within the community. They are also convinced that the complex field of atmospheric aerosols, with important scientific, health, and environmental implications (and therefore economic and social as well), requires contributions from the many diverse areas of expertise that represent "all the souls in the world of particulate matter".

IAS is a professional organization whose functions are highly relevant to the scope of Atmosphere. We look forward to collaborating with IAS and publishing state-of-the-art research from its members in this field.

15 April 2019
Meet Us at JpGU 2019 in Chiba, Japan, 26–30 May 2019


We will attend the Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019 (JpGU 2019). It will be held at the Makuhari Messe, International Convention Complex in Chiba, Japan, on 26–30 May 2019, and will be organized by the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU). JpGU is an academic union that encompasses all the Earth and planetary sciences disciplines and related fields, and has been organizing annual meetings since 2005. JpGU 2019 will cover a wide range of Earth and planetary sciences, including space and planetary sciences, atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences, human geosciences, solid Earth sciences, and biogeosciences. The JpGU annual meeting provides participants with a good opportunity to become familiar with cutting-edge research and unique approaches to research objects within their own special field as well as beyond. Representatives of the following open-access journals will attend:

Minerals

Geosciences

Water

Atmosphere

Remote Sensing

Resources

Education Sciences

Climate

IJERPH

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (booth #Pub15). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.jpgu.org/meeting_e2019/index.php.

4 April 2019
Meet Us at IGARSS 2019 in Yokohama, Japan, 28 July – 2 August 2019

MDPI will be attending the 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, to be held in Yokohama, Japan, 28 July – 2 August 2019.

This conference will be the 39th annual IGARSS symposium and will continue the excellent tradition of gathering world-class scientists, engineers and educators engaged in the fields of geoscience and remote sensing. We believe that the additional scientific themes of this event, focusing on 'Disasters and Environment' will allow the formation of an inspiring technical program.

IGARSS is recognized today as a premier event in remote sensing and provides an ideal forum for obtaining up-to-date information about the latest developments, exchanging ideas, identifying future trends in your research area and making contacts with the international remote sensing community. With intensive and careful planning underway we anticipate a technically outstanding and most pleasant symposium.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

Remote Sensing
IJGI
Sensors
Water
Geosciences
Atmosphere
Land
Forests
JMSE
Sustainability

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth # 30). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit https://igarss2019.org/CallForSponsorsExhibitors.asp.

3 April 2019
ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019, 7–12 July 2019, Enschede, the Netherlands


It is a pleasure to invite you to take part in the 2019 ISPRS Geospatial Week (GSW 2019). The ISPRS Geospatial Week (GSW) is a combination of workshops organised by about 30 ISPRS Working Groups active in areas of interest of ISPRS. It is convened by the University of Twente acting as local organiser, and led by George Vosselman as GSW Director.

The ISPRS Geospatial Week’s general goals are to: increase the possibility of communication between the different workshop communities within ISPRS and beyond; increase the continuous visibility of ISPRS on a yearly basis, together with the Congress and the Commission Symposia, thus leading to larger impact for ISPRS activities; gives Sustaining Members a more attractive opportunity to participate in ISPRS events. For more information about the conference, please visit https://www.gsw2019.org/.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

IJGI
Remote Sensing
Atmosphere
Drones
Infrastructures
Information
Journal of Imaging
Water
Urban Science

20 March 2019
Fostering Open Access Publishing Worldwide: New IOAP Participants in February and March 2019

We are pleased to welcome more universities from Poland, Italy, Germany, Brazil and other parts of the world to MDPI's Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP). A warm welcome to the institutions listed below, who have joined the Program in February and March this year.


James Madison University (JMU), Harrisonburg USA
Loughborough University UK
Lublin University of Technology Poland
Marquette University, Milwaukee USA
Massey University, Palmerston North New Zealand
Medical College of Wisconsin USA
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń Poland
Poznań University of Life Sciences Poland
Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin Germany
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden UK
Santa Clara University (SCU)  USA
Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau Germany
University of Aveiro Portugal
University of Brasília Brazil
University of Duisburg-Essen Germany
University of Greifswald Germany
University of Molise Italy
University of Naples Parthenope Italy
University of São Paulo (USP) - São Carlos Institute of Physics Brazil
University of Szczecin Poland
University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn Poland
University West, Trollhättan Sweden
UTP University of Science and Technology, Bydgoszcz Poland
VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland Finland


Authors affiliated with these institutions can now enjoy a discount on the APC for papers accepted for publication in any MDPI journal. If you would like to learn more about our program, please visit: https://www.mdpi.com/about/ioap or email us at [email protected].

5 March 2019
MDPI Joins Jisc’s Publications Router Service

We are delighted to announce our participation in Jisc’s Publication Router project, as of March 2019.

Publications Router is a Jisc service that automatically sends notifications about research articles to institutions' systems such as their repositories or CRISs, since May 2015. Through this agreement, MDPI will provide Jisc with daily feeds and information regarding published articles, which will be gathered by their system and delivered to institutions also registered to this service. Nearly all of our articles are published within 15 days of acceptance, so institutions will receive them quite promptly.

The feed will include the full text of the published version of record, with no embargo, so the articles can be exposed immediately for public view. They are accompanied by rich metadata, including confirmation of the immediate CC BY licence, minimising the need for any manual intervention or checking.

For more information about Publications Router, you may contact Jisc’s central helpdesk at [email protected]. For any queries about MDPI’s institutional agreements and collaborations, you may get in touch with MDPI’s Institutional Engagement team at [email protected], which would be very happy to hear from further UK institutions.

1 February 2019
2018 MDPI Top Reviewer AwardWinners Announced


Rigorous peer-review is the cornerstone of high quality academic publishing. Over 97,000 scholars served as reviewers for MDPI journals in 2018. We are extremely appreciative of all those who made a contribution to the editorial process in this capacity. At the beginning of every year, journal editorial offices publish a list all reviewers’ names to express our gratitude. In addition, this year the “MDPI Top Reviewer Awards” are announced, to recognize the very best reviewers for their expertise, dedication, high quality, and timely review reports. We are pleased to announce the following winners of the 2018 MDPI Top Reviewer Awards:

  • Ali Behnood
  • Andrea Pezzuolo
  • Angela Gorgoglione
  • Anna D'Auria
  • Antonio D'Andrea
  • Azhar Abbas
  • Bogdan Zagajewski
  • Chunhui Chen
  • Dominika Głąbska
  • Dominika Guzek
  • Dragan Pamucar
  • Francisco J. G. Silva
  • Frank Li
  • Gianluca Serafini
  • Gyorgy Szekely
  • Haozhi Pan
  • Helvi Heinonen-Tanski
  • José Manuel Gómez-Soberón
  • Kathy Lewis
  • Klara Kosova
  • Luis N. López De Lacalle
  • M. Z. Naser
  • Malwina Tytła
  • Masoume Amirkhani
  • Matteo Ghidelli
  • Moretti Laura
  • Petra Schneider
  • Roberto Cerchione
  • Spyros Papaefthymiou
  • Ştefan Cristian Gherghina

24 January 2019
JAMS Journals: A Low-Cost Publishing Platform


Since 2010, MDPI has run its own online submission system. More recently, we have made the software, with accompanying publishing services, available to other publishers as JAMS (Journal and Article Management System). We are now delighted to announce the launch of JAMS Journals, a standardized platform for operating open access journals at low cost.

JAMS Journals provides a comprehensive service, including a shared submission website, journal websites hosted at a URL provided by the publisher, and a full production service. There is a small setup fee and the cost for each published paper is just a few hundred Swiss francs.

The platform demonstrates that running an open access journal can be straightforward and affordable. The JAMS Journals platform is suitable for

  • small publishers or groups of scholars looking to launch their own journal;
  • existing publishers or societies seeking to explore open access options;
  • publishers looking to convert an existing subscription journal to open access.

JAMS journals launches with two journals from Canadian-based publisher Etcetera Publications:

Dr AJ Al-Rajab (President of Etcetera Publications) comments:

“In the past few months, we were working on our project to launch new open access scientific journals in the field of agricultural and environmental sciences. We decided to go with JAMS for this venture because of the high quality of their services, reasonable prices, professionalism and easy communication. Our portfolio is expected to grow rapidly during 2019 to include more titles covering different areas in agriculture and environment. MDPI earned already our complete satisfaction and we are looking for a long term cooperation.”

Alongside the new platform, we continue to provide flexible, tailored journal management solutions for existing publishers. For any questions or to request a quotation, contact Dr. Constanze Schelhorn ([email protected]).

24 January 2019
Popularity of Preprints Continues to Grow

2018 was a great year for preprints, with increasing numbers of authors looking to make their papers available online before peer review. Along with other preprint servers, our platform Preprints.org  saw an increase in the uptake from authors, and more than double the number of announced papers compared to 2017. In fact, we recently passed two important milestones: 8000 preprints online and 30,000 authors. 

We believe that the whole research community has the opportunity to benefit from work being available online as early as possible. We thank and congratulate our authors for supporting us to make this goal a reality.

In 2019, we will be looking carefully at how to provide better value for authors, maintain efficiency while growing in size, and make sure we remain well-connected with the research community. 

If you want to participate, you can consider screening preprints or joining our advisory board. And, of course, posting your own work.