Challenges — Open Access Journal

Challenges (ISSN 2078-1547) is a scientific peer-reviewed open access journal for research proposals and open problems published biannually online by MDPI. inVIVO Planetary Health is affiliated with Challenges.
  • Open Access free for readers, free publication for well-prepared manuscripts submitted in 2018.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 19 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.9 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.

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2 October 2018
MDPI Welcomes Plan S

Special Issues

Special Issue in Challenges
Using Blockchain Technologies and Automized Digitalization for Data Collection in the Upstream Supply Chain Guest Editor: Anders S. G. Andrae
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Special Issue in Challenges
A Horizon Scan of Research Achievements, Opportunities and Emerging Issues in Environmental, Agricultural and Urban Systems in Developing Nations Guest Editors: Edmond Sanganyado, Willis Gwenzi
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Special Issue in Challenges
The Emerging Concept of Planetary Health: Connecting People, Place, Purpose and Planet Guest Editors: Susan Prescott, Alan C. Logan
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Special Issue in Challenges
Current Challenges in Food Microbiology Guest Editors: Franca Rossi, Palmiro Poltronieri
Deadline: 31 December 2018

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