Announcements

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

18 September 2019
Meet us at the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in San Francisco, USA, 7–11 December 2019


MDPI will be attending the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in San Francisco, USA, 7–11 December 2019

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) is the world’s preeminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs in the areas of semiconductor and electronic device technology, design, manufacturing, physics, and modeling. IEDM is the flagship conference for nanometer-scale CMOS transistor technology, advanced memory, displays, sensors, MEMS devices, novel quantum and nano-scale devices and phenomenology, optoelectronics, devices for power and energy harvesting, high-speed devices, as well as process technology and device modeling and simulation.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are also 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: https://ieee-iedm.org/.

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].

14 August 2019
Conference announcement: International Conference on Space, Aeronautical and Navigation Electronics 2019, 31st October–1st November 2019


The 15th International Conference on Space, Aeronautical and Navigational Electronics 2019 (ICSANE2019) will be held in Korea for the fourth time, at Jeju University, Jeju, Korea, from 31st October to 1st November 2019. In addition, ICSANE2019 will be jointly held with the KAGIS (Korean Association of Geographic Information Studies) fall meeting.

This conference will offer numerous opportunities for oral presentations, posters, and publications. The system engineers and researchers are invited to present their works covering the full range of practice, development, and research experiences that advance the practice and theory of new and viable technical topics of electronics system in spacecraft, aircraft, ships, and ground facilities for citizens, government, and industry.

Topic areas include but are not limited to:

(1)    Satellite and Space Station Systems
(2)    Remote Sensing and Scientific Observation Technology
(3)    Radar Systems and Applications
(4)    Navigational and Communication Systems
(5)    Spatial Information Technology
(6)    Inverse Scattering Problem

The authors of the papers which will be presented at ICSANE2019 are invited to submit the related article to the co-operative Special Issue “Recent Advances in Space & Sensor Technologies and Remote Sensing Applications” in Electronics. There are no page limitations for this journal, and the submitted manuscript and its contents should not have been previously published and should be significantly independent in comparison with the ICSANE conference paper.

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.

22 July 2019
Professor Hirokazu Kobayashi Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief for "Microwave and Wireless Communications"

We are pleased to announce Dr. Hirokazu Kobayashi was appointed Section Editor-in-Chief for the section "Microwave and Wireless Communications" in Electronics.

Hirokazu Kobayashi graduated with a Master’s degree of Electrical Engineering from Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu, Japan, in 1980 and received his Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan, in 2000.

He joined Fujitsu Ltd., Kawasaki, Japan, and worked with the Fujitsu System Integration Laboratories as a researcher on Space and Defense Division, where he developed micro/millimeter wave wide band antennas, active phased array radar systems, antennas, and theoretical investigation of electromagnetic scattering. From 1999 to 2010, he was a General Manager at Fujitsu Ltd. In 2010, he joined the Faculty of Engineering as a Professor with Niigata University, Niigata, Japan. Since 2013, he has been a professor in the Department of Electronics and Information Systems Engineering, Osaka Institute of Technology, Osaka, Japan.

Dr. Kobayashi's current research interests include high-frequency electromagnetics scattering theory, computing of radar cross-section (RCS) using physical optics, physical theory of diffraction and geometrical theory of diffraction (PO/PTD/GTD), RCS near-field to far-field transformation technology for electrical large object such as airplanes based on microwave radar imaging theory, radar SAR and ISAR imaging, radiation analysis such as conformal array, and target recognizing analysis by micro-Doppler information.

Dr. Kobayashi has published around two hundred papers, including conference papers, and three books. He was a Senior Member of IEEE, a Chair of Technical Committee on Space, Aeronautical and Navigational Electronics (SANE) of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) in 2015-2016. He also served as a member or chair of the steering committee/TPC of many international and local conferences.

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
Professor Karimi Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief for "Systems & Control Engineering" in Electronics

We are pleased to announce that Professor Dr. Hamid Reza Karimi has been appointed Section Editor-in-Chief for the section "Systems & Control Engineering" of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). His term started in July 2019.

Hamid Reza Karimi (M’06–SM’09), born in 1976, received his B.Sc. (First Hons.) degree in power systems from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1998 and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. (First Hons.) degrees in control systems engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. From 2009 to 2016, he was full professor of Mechatronics and Control Systems at the University of Agder in Norway. Since 2016, he has been a professor of Applied Mechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. His current research interests include control systems and mechatronics with applications to automotive control systems and wind energy.

Prof. Karimi is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cyber-Physical Systems, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Machines, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Aerospace System Science and Engineering, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Designs, and Editorial Board Member of various international  journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Regular Papers, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, Information  Sciences, IFAC-Mechatronics, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Electronics, Neurocomputing, Asian  Journal of Control, Journal of The Franklin  Institute. He is a member of Agder Academy of Science and Letters and also a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Systems with Uncertainty, the Committee on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems, the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems, the Committee on Robust Control, and the Committee on Automotive Control. Prof. Karimi was awarded as the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering.

We would like to warmly welcome Professor Dr. Hamid Reza Karimi as Section Editor-in-Chief and look forward to developing the Section "Systems & Control Engineering" under his leadership.

3 July 2019
Meet Us at the Conference EWTEC 2019 in Napoli, Italy, 1–6 September 2019


MDPI will be attending the 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2019) in Napoli, Italy, 1–6 September 2019.

The European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference series are international, technical and scientific conferences, focused on ocean renewable energy. EWTEC series are widely respected for their commitment to maintaining high standards in the quality of academic and industrial contributions to their proceedings.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

Sustainability

Water

Energies

Applied Sciences

Electronics

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth #13). 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.ewtec.org/conferences/ewtec-2019/.

27 June 2019
Professor Corchado Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief "Computer Science & Engineering" in Electronics

We are pleased to announce that Professor Dr. Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez has been appointed Section Editor-in-Chief for the section "Computer Science & Engineering" in Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). His term started in June 2019.

Juan Manuel Corchado (born May 15, 1971, Salamanca, Spain). He is a Full Professor with Chair at the University of Salamanca. He was the Vice President for Research from December 2013 to December 2017 and the Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Chosen twice as the Dean of the Faculty of Science, he holds a PhD in Computer Sciences from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He is the Director of BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology), which was founded in 2000, and also the director of the Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute.

J.M. Corchado has been a Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015 and Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. He has served as a Member of the Advisory group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL).

He has also been President of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Spanish Chapter and the academic coordinator of the Institute of Digital Art and Animation of the University of Salamanca. Juan M. Corchado has also been a researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain), and at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He also oversees Master´s Degrees in: Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z Systems, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management and Smart Cities and Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca.

M. Corchado is the author of more than 160 peer-reviewed journal papers and 200 conference papers. He is also the co-author of numerous book chapters and several books. He has been the president of science and organization committees at over 30 international conferences, such as IEEE GlobeCom, Fusion, ACM SAC, PAAMS, DCAI, KMO, and ICUWB.

He has led over 120 research projects (both national and international) in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Sentiment Analysis, etc.

We would like to warmly welcome Professor Dr. Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez as Section Editor-in-Chief and look forward to developing the Section “Computer Science & Engineering” under his leadership.

20 June 2019
Electronics Receiving 2018 Updated Impact Factor of 1.764

We are pleased to inform that Electronics received an updated Journal Impact Factor of 1.764 in the recent release of the Journal Citation Reports®. Electronics now ranks 154/265 (Q3) in the category 'Engineering, Electrical & Electronic'.

Source: data according to Journal Citation Reports®, 2018 release, a Clarivate Analytics product.

18 June 2019
Meet Us at the MNE 2019 in Rhodes Island, Greece, 23–26 September 2019


MDPI will be attending the 45th International Conference on Micro & Nano Engineering (MNE 2019), to be held in Rhodes Island, Greece, 23 - 26 September 2019.

MNE is the core international conference focusing on: micro/ nanofabrication and manufacturing techniques, and application of the fabricated micro/nanostructures, devices and microsystems into electronics, photonics, energy, environment, chemistry and life sciences.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

Nanomaterials

Micromachines

Safety

Coatings

Biosensors

Applied Sciences

Chemosensors

Electronics

Energies

Materials

Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth #3). 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.cleoeurope.org/.

14 June 2019
Professor Yoichi Hayashi Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief for "Artificial Intelligence" in Electronics

We are pleased to announce that Professor Dr. Yoichi Hayashi has been appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of "Artificial Intelligence" in Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). His term starts in June 2019.

Yoichi Hayashi received the Dr. Eng. degree in systems engineering from Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, in 1984. In 1986, he joined the Computer Science Department of Ibaraki University, Japan, as an Assistant Professor. Since 1996, he has been a Full Professor at the Computer Science Department, Meiji University, Tokyo. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, USA, and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and has authored over 230 published computer science papers.

Professor Hayashi's research interests include deep learning (DBN, CNN), especially the black box nature of deep neural networks and shallow neural networks, transparency, interpretability and explainability of deep neural networks, rule extraction, high-performance classifiers, advanced data mining, big data analytics, and medical informatics. He has been the Action Editor of Neural Networks and the Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. Fuzzy Systems and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. Overall, he has served as an associate editor, guest editor, or reviewer for 50 academic journals. He has been a senior member of the IEEE since 2000.

We would like to warmly welcome Professor Dr. Yoichi Hayashi as Section Editor-in-Chief and look forward to research forthcoming to be highlighted in the "Artificial Intelligence" section under his leadership.

8 May 2019
Meet us at the 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 46) in Chicago, Illinois, USA


MDPI will attend PVSC 46 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, from 16−21 June 2019.

As the signature event in the burgeoning solar power technology and market sector, the PVSCs have a rich tradition of bringing together students, innovators, researchers and PV leaders in a vibrant and highly integrative forum to share information, gain knowledge, strengthen collaborations and move forward photovoltaic science and technology from basic and applied research into large scale manufacturing and deployments.

Our representatives will be exhibiting our open access journals Energies, Coatings, Sustainability, Catalysts, Nanomaterials, Materials, Electronics, and Applied System Innovation (ASI).

If you will also be in attendance, please stop by our booth (# 110). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have regarding open access publishing or our journals. For more information about this conference, please visit https://www.ieee-pvsc.org/PVSC46/index.php.

29 April 2019
Meet Us at the ELECTRIMACS 2019 in Salerno, Italy, 21–23 May 2019

MDPI will be attending the ELECTRIMACS 2019, to be held in Salerno, Italy, 21 23 May 2019.

ELECTRIMACS 2019 - The 13th international conference of the IMACS TC1 Committee - is an international conference on theory and application of modelling, simulation, analysis, design optimization, identification and diagnostics in electrical power engineering.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth #Procida). 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.electrimacs2019.unisa.it/

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.

21 February 2019
Professor Juan-Carlos Cano Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief in Electronics

We are pleased to announce that Professor Dr. Juan-Carlos Cano has been appointed as Section Editor-in-Chief of “Networks” in Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). His appointment starts from February 2019.

Juan-Carlos Cano received his M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV) in 1994 and 2002, respectively. From 1995 to 1997, he worked as a programming analyst at IBM’s manufacturing division in Valencia. He has been a full professor in computer engineering since 2011 and the Head of the Department of Computer Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain since 2012.

Professor Cano's current research interests include: wireless networks intelligent transport systems (ITS) computer networks design modeling and implementation power-aware routing protocols quality of service for mobile ad hoc networks pervasive computing and protocols for unmanned aerial vehicles. He is the author of over 100 scientific journal publications and 200 conference proceedings. A complete list of publications and research activities can be found here. You can contact Professor Cano at [email protected].

He has served as Co-Chair of the for IEEE ITS Society Technical Committee on Mobile Communication Networks (from January 2011 to December 2018), and currently is a member of the IFIP working Group 6.8, Mobile and Wireless Communications (since October 2015).

Professor Cano organized many Special Issues dealing with computer networks in reputable journals such as Mobile Information Systems, IEEE Transaction in Intelligent Transport Systems, Wireless Personal Communication, and Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing among others. He has chaired many international conferences including serving as General Chair at the Wireless Days 2013 Conference, and at the 28th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2019).

We would like to warmly welcome Professor Dr. Juan-Carlos Cano as Section Editor-in-Chief and look forward to developing the Section “Networks” under his leadership.

18 February 2019
Electronics Reaches One Thousand Articles Milestone

Electronics, MDPI’s open access journal on the science of electronics and its applications, has published more than 1000 articles and reviews since its inception in 2012. Electronics is now covered in the Science Citation Index Expanded in Web of Science and received its first Impact Factor of 2.110 for 2017, which corresponds to rank 113/260 (Q2) in the JCR category ‘Engineering, Electrical & Electronic’.

Electronics’s current CiteScore in Scopus is 3.01. The CiteScore is a ratio between the number of citations in 2017 to papers published 20142016 in the numerator and the number of papers published 20142016 in the denominator, drawn from Scopus data.

Our sincerest thanks go to the Editor-in-Chief of Electronics, Prof. Dr. Mostafa Bassiouni, Section Editor-in-Chief  Prof. Dr. Kyo-Beum Lee, as well as the Guest Editors of our Special Issues, who have ensured, with their hard work and diligence, the continued significance of the journal.

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 Martyn Rittman ([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.

9 January 2019
Open Access Agreement between the Austrian Academic Library Consortium (KEMÖ), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), and MDPI

We are delighted to announce the establishment of our national Open Access agreement with the Austrian Academic Library Consortium (KEMÖ) and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Through this national agreement, the Austrian institutions listed below as well as FWF will cover the Article Processing Charges (APC) of manuscripts published by eligible corresponding or funded authors in MDPI journals as long as central funds are available.

All participating institutions have gained access to the MDPI online submission system where they can find full article metadata and pricing information as well as Funder and Grant ID details for easy identification and additional transparency. At the same time eligible authors are benefited from an APC discount which comes at no cost for the institutions.

Eligible corresponding authors affiliated with the participating institutions are prompted to choose the corresponding Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP) when they submit an article via our online submission system. The program will be selected automatically if authors submit their papers using their institutional email address. To claim their discount, FWF funded authors should choose the particular funder and add their Grant ID upon online submission of their manuscript. The institutions will then crosscheck the information and confirm the APC funding.

Eligible authors that have their APC covered by their institution or funder are advised to include the following sentence in their acknowledgments: "Open Access Funding by the [name of the institution/funder]".

The full text of the agreement is openly available online at: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2536007

For any questions about the agreement, please contact the KEMÖ Consortium at [email protected], FWF at [email protected], or the MDPI IOAP team at [email protected]

The Austrian institutions participating in this agreement are:

  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
  • University for Continuing Education Krems
  • University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna
  • University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  • University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
  • Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • Institute of Science and Technology Austria
  • MCI Management Center Innsbruck
  • University of Graz
  • University of Linz
  • University of Salzburg
  • Graz University of Technology
  • TU Wien
  • University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
  • University of Vienna

This is our first collective agreement with a national library consortium, while the individual institutions around the world participating in our IOAP are now more than 500 - see details here: https://www.mdpi.com/about/ioap. We would be mostly interested in discussing about possible collaborations with other consortia, funders, and institutions in our mutual efforts to accelerate Open Access.

4 January 2019
Professor Kyo-Beum Lee Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief for "Power Electronics"

We are pleased to announce that Professor Dr. Kyo-Beum Lee has been appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of “Power Electronics” in Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). His term started in January 2019.

Kyo-Beum Lee received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea, in 1997 and 1999, respectively. He received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2003.

From 2003 to 2006, he was with the Institute of Energy Technology at Aalborg University, Denmark. From 2006 to 2007, he was with the Division of Electronics and Information Engineering, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea. In 2007, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ajou University.

Professor Lee's research interests include electric machine drives, renewable power generation, and electric vehicle applications. He is an Associated Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, the Journal of Power Electronics, and the Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology.

We would like to warmly welcome Professor Dr. Kyo-Beum Lee as Section Editor-in-Chief and look forward to strengthening the Section “Power Electronics” under his leadership.

2 January 2019
Encyclopedia—the Scholarly Community Encyclopedia

We are pleased to announce the new platform Encyclopedia, which is an online reference created and curated by active scholars. It aims to highlight the latest research results as well as providing benchmark information for researchers and the general public interested in accurate and advanced knowledge on specific topics.

We encourage authors of review articles to quote and adapt the content of their published papers to create Encyclopedia entries. You can create completely new entries on topics in which you have knowledge and expertise. There is no limit on the topics or research fields. All of science and the humanities are included. Each entry will be published directly after submission.

We also have prepared a DOI application function in Encyclopedia. Once a DOI application is approved, the entry website will announce the DOI number and a pdf version with DOI information will be automatically created.

We look forward to your contributions and hope you will make use of this service. Find more about the service at: https://encyclopedia.pub/

30 October 2018
Institutional Open Access Agreement between Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and MDPI


We are delighted to announce that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is now a participant of our Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP). Authors funded by the BMGF can enjoy discounts on the APC, while the funder covers the costs of eligible articles centrally. BMGF also has access to the MDPI online submission system where they can find full article metadata and pricing information as well as Grant ID details for easy identification and additional transparency.

We hope that funded authors find the programme beneficial and we are happy to offer our IOAP to other funders that need a streamlined workflow of compliance checking and APC coverage. 

To claim their discount, BMGF funded authors should choose the particular funder and add their Grant ID upon online submission of their manuscript.

For any questions about the BMGF agreement, please contact the funder at [email protected] or the MDPI IOAP team at [email protected].

2 October 2018
MDPI Welcomes Plan S

Recently, it was announced that a group of European funders supported 10 principles that will help to expand open access, known as Plan S. MDPI warmly welcomes this move as a step towards achieving more open and accessible communication of research across all disciplines. Some aspects remain to be clarified, however the details given so far match the aims and values that MDPI has held over the past two decades.

We believe that open access publishers should be active participants in discussions around Plan S, particularly regarding potential new business models and practical aspects of implementation. MDPI supports APCs as a transparent unit of payment for article publishing, however we are committed to exploring other measures and recently signed the Jussieu Call. Sustainability is a key value for MDPI, and future funding models should have at their heart the sustainability of knowledge and research dissemination. Plan S provides an opportunity for funders and publishers to directly discuss funding of open access journals in ways that are beneficial to all parties involved.

12 September 2018
Best Paper Award for Special Issue "Engineering Metamaterials"


This Special Issue welcomes submissions from young researchers. When enough high-quality submissions are received, one of the published papers will be selected by an evaluation committee to receive an SI Best Paper Award.

If you want to participate in this competition, please include a short CV when submitting your paper.

Criteria:

From papers submitted to this Special Issue, the award nominees will be assessed based on their originality, quality, and contribution to the field.

Award:

The winner of the SI Best Paper Award will receive 300 CHF, a certificate, and the opportunity to publish another paper in Electronics free of charge.

30 August 2018
MDPI establishes Open Access agreement with Qatar National Library

We are happy to announce the establishment of an Open Access (OA) agreement with Qatar National Library (QNL). QNL is committed to supporting and helping Qatar authors publish OA at no cost. Through this national agreement, QNL will cover the Article Processing Charges (APC) of manuscripts published by Qatar-based corresponding authors in MDPI journals.

Eligible corresponding authors affiliated with Qatar research centers and universities are prompted to choose QNL as part of our Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP) when they submit an article via our online submission system. The program will be selected automatically if authors submit their papers using their institutional email and/or a computer registered with the institution’s IP range. QNL will then crosscheck the information and confirm the APC funding.

Qatar authors that have their APC covered by QNL are advised to include the following sentence in their acknowledgments: "The publication of this article was funded by Qatar National Library".

For more information, please visit Open Access at QNL or email the QNL Open Access team at [email protected].

26 June 2018
Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292) receives first Journal Impact Factor:  2.110

 

We are pleased to announce that Electronics has received a first Impact Factor in the latest edition of the Journal Citation Reports®, published by Clarivate Analytics in June 2018.

Electronics is covered in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) in Web of Science and received a first Impact Factor of 2.110. The journal ranks 113/260 (Q2) in the category 'Engineering, Electrical & Electronic.'

The Journal Citation Reports®, 2018 release, is a Clarivate Analytics product.

31 May 2018
Electronics 2017 CiteScore™ Announced - 2.97

We are pleased to report Electronics received a CiteScore of 2.97 for 2017. The metric reflects citation activity in 2017 in Scopus for papers published in the period 2014‒2016.

For the full details in the current CiteScore release, please see the journal's Source profile. To check the full list of MDPI journals receiving CiteScores, please see here.

31 May 2018
2017 CiteScore™ Metrics Released

The 2017 CiteScore™ data is available now, based on citation data in the Scopus® database. The current CiteScore reflects citation activity in 2017 for articles published in 2014‒2016. Please note that the list below includes journals assigned a CiteScore in this year’s release. For a full list of journals indexed in Scopus, please see our journal list.

Thirteen of our journals received a CiteScore which is in the top 10% of the distribution in at least one of the categories (marked with * in the table below), while a further 32 journals exhibit scores that are in the first quartile of the respective categories.

To access the full data for MDPI journals, please see here. More data can also be found in SJR Scimago Journal & Country Rank.

Unlike CiteScores and the widely used Journal Impact Factors, the Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) metrics are normalized in order to correct for differences in citation practices between scientific fields. Therefore, the SNIP allows direct comparison between journals specialized in different fields.

According to 2017 data, MDPI publishes six journals with an average citation impact, or SNIP, in excess of 1.500. These journals are Biomolecules, Cancers, Journal of Clinical Medicine (JCM), Marine Drugs, Remote Sensing and Sensors (see the last column in the table below).

CiteScore Data for MDPI Journals

Journal Rank (Quartile)
Category Link CiteScore 2017
2016

2015
SNIP 2017
Aerospace 43/116 (Q2) • Aerospace Engineering Link 1.23 - -  1.152
Agriculture 69/309 (Q1)

91/398 (Q1)
78/255 (Q2)
• Agronomy and Crop Science
• Plant Science
• Food Science
Link 1.93 - -  1.133
Agronomy 46/309 (Q1) • Agronomy and Crop Science Link 2.38 - -  1.115
Algorithms 22/46 (Q2)
61/125 (Q2)

60/107 (Q3)

64/114 (Q3)
• Numerical Analysis
• Computational Mathematics
• Computational Theory and Mathematics
• Theoretical Computer Science
Link 1.03 1.15 1.07  0.749
Animals 12/154 (Q1) *
48/367 (Q1)
• General Veterinary
• Animal Science and Zoology
Link 2.02 1.46 1.66  1.099
Antibiotics 6/68 (Q1) *


62/263 (Q1)
55/230 (Q1)
31/108 (Q2)
47/134 (Q2)
139/398 (Q2)
• General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
• Infectious Diseases
• Pharmacology (medical)
• Microbiology (medical)
• Microbiology
• Biochemistry
Link 2.85 1.65 -  0.975
Antibodies 43/143 (Q2)
61/164 (Q2)
85/189 (Q2)
• Drug Discovery
• Immunology and Allergy
• Immunology
Link 2.85 - -  0.844
Antioxidants 23/119 (Q1)
35/169 (Q2)
100/398 (Q2)
119/367 (Q2)
102/264 (Q2)
• Clinical Biochemistry
• Physiology
• Biochemistry
• Molecular Biology
• Cell Biology
Link 3.42 - -  1.361
Applied Sciences 48/270 (Q1)
15/66 (Q1)

31/116 (Q2)
18/53 (Q2)

151/434 (Q2)

186/535 (Q2)
• General Engineering
• Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
• Instrumentation
• Process Chemistry and Technology
• General Materials Science
• Computer Science Applications
Link 1.90 - -  0.801
Biology 12/177 (Q1)*

32/186 (Q1)


10/40 (Q1)
• General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
• General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
• General Immunology and Microbiology
Link 3.48 3.02 2.78  0.961
Biomolecules 31/398 (Q1) *
41/367 (Q1)
• Biochemistry
• Molecular Biology
Link 5.72 1.67 3.08  1.542
Biosensors 20/119 (Q1) • Clinical Biochemistry Link 3.59 2.83 2.37  1.122
Brain Sciences 47/111 (Q2) • General Neuroscience Link 2.56 - -  0.695
Cancers 26/323 (Q1) *
23/191 (Q1)
• Oncology
• Cancer Research
Link 5.82 5.02 4.07  1.567
Catalysts 32/151 (Q1)

21/46 (Q2)
• Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
• Catalysis
Link 3.23 3.44 3.45  0.954
Crystals 76/272 (Q2)

140/434 (Q2)

127/398 (Q2)

26/64 (Q2)
• General Chemical Engineering
• General Materials Science
• Condensed Matter Physics
• Inorganic Chemistry
Link 1.97 1.89 1.47  0.745
Diagnostics 49/119 (Q2) • Clinical Biochemistry Link 2.43 - -  0.788
Diversity 30/124 (Q1)

14/52 (Q2)


83/306 (Q2)
11/29 (Q2)
• Nature and Landscape Conservation
• Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
• Ecology
• Ecological Modelling
Link 2.15 2.03 1.96  1.300
Electronics 109/644 (Q1)

26/148 (Q1)

42/224 (Q1)

50/259 (Q1)

23/96 (Q1)
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Hardware and
Architecture
• Control and Systems Engineering
• Computer Networks and Communications
• Signal Processing
Link 2.97 - -  1.227
Energies 6/73 (Q1) *
31/192 (Q1)

103/644 (Q1)

4/16 (Q1)
47/140 (Q2)
• Control and Optimization
• Energy Engineering and Power Technology
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Energy (miscellaneous)
• Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Link 3.11 2.50 2.87  1.340
Entropy 35/202 (Q1) • General Physics and Astronomy Link 2.41 1.87 1.99  1.189
Forests 17/129 (Q1) • Forestry Link 2.31 2.06 1.76  0.990
Future Internet 132/259 (Q3) • Computer Networks and Communications Link 1.25 - - -
Games 132/187 (Q3)
78/110 (Q3)

305/418 (Q3)
• Statistics and Probability
• Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
• Applied Mathematics
Link 0.61 0.87 0.57  1.038
Genes 21/91 (Q1)
74/311 (Q1)
• Genetics (clinical)
• Genetics
Link 3.49 3.62 3.18  0.374
Geosciences 32/182 (Q1)

• General Earth and Planetary Sciences Link 1.97 1.67 1.29  0.856
Information 143/251 (Q3) • Information Systems Link 1.16 0.78 0.94  1.146
Insects 27/135 (Q1) • Insect Science Link 1.85 1.81 1.38  0.719
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 80/478 (Q1)


34/106 (Q2)
• Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
• Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
Link 2.41 2.38 2.42  0.931
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) 7/69 (Q1) *
61/535 (Q1)

20/163 (Q1)
9/64 (Q1)
26/151 (Q1)

89/367 (Q2)
17/46 (Q2)
• Spectroscopy
• Computer Science Applications
• Organic Chemistry
• Inorganic Chemistry
• Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
• Molecular Biology
• Catalysis
Link 3.86 3.73 3.37  0.998
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (IJGI) 79/605 (Q1)

22/82 (Q2)

13/36 (Q2)
• Geography, Planning and Development
• Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
• Computers in Earth Sciences
Link 2.10 1.62 1.52  1.062
Journal of Clinical Medicine (JCM) 10/841 (Q1) * • General Medicine Link 7.07 - -  1.535
Journal of Functional Biomaterials (JFB) 43/199 (Q1)
23/77 (Q2)
• Biomedical Engineering
• Biomaterials
Link 3.47 - -  1.344
Journal of Low Po-
wer Electronics and Applications (JLPEA)
301/644 (Q2) • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Link 1.12 0.98 0.83  0.367
Journal of Personalized Medicine (JPM) 54/189 (Q2) • Medicine (miscellaneous) Link 2.61 - -  0.944
Land 50/124 (Q2)

129/306 (Q2)
36/65 (Q3)
• Nature and Landscape Conservation
• Ecology
• Global and Planetary Change
Link 1.44 - -  0.658
Life 4/94 (Q1) *
70/561 (Q1)

40/186 (Q1)


20/80 (Q2)
• Palaeontology
• Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
• General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
• Space and Planetary Science
Link 3.16 2.95 1.68  0.935
Marine Drugs 17/146 (Q1) • Drug Discovery Link 4.58 3.83 3.66  1.537
Materials 83/434 (Q1) • General Materials Science Link 3.02 3.26 3.11  1.285
Membranes 5/18 (Q2)

15/53 (Q2)

4/10 (Q2)
• Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
• Process Chemistry and Technology
• Filtration and Separation
Link 2.69 2.19 2.95  0.880
Metabolites 47/209 (Q1)

103/398 (Q2)
127/367 (Q2)
• Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
• Biochemistry
• Molecular Biology
Link 3.35 - -  0.925
Metals 155/434 (Q2) • General Materials Science Link 1.87 - -  0.955
Micromachines 105/554 (Q1)
154/644 (Q1)

64/224 (Q2)
• Mechanical Engineering
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Control and Systems Engineering
Link 2.31 1.83 1.78  0.987
Minerals 33/175 (Q1)


45/208 (Q1)
• Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
• Geology
Link 2.21 2.13 1.77  1.149
Molecules 4/25 (Q1)

25/172 (Q1)
18/104 (Q1)
31/163 (Q1)
30/151 (Q1)

31/146 (Q1)
55/160 (Q2)
• Chemistry (miscellaneous)
• Pharmaceutical Science
• Analytical Chemistry
• Organic Chemistry
• Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
• Drug Discovery
• Molecular Medicine
Link 3.27 3.09 2.65  1.146
Nutrients 11/255 (Q1) *
9/112 (Q1) *
• Food Science
• Nutrition and Dietetics
Link 4.35 4.29 4.07  1.403
Pathogens 38/263 (Q1)
20/108 (Q1)
9/40 (Q1)

40/164 (Q1)
110/367 (Q2)
• Infectious Diseases
• Microbiology (medical)
• General Immunology and Microbiology
• Immunology and Allergy
• Molecular Biology
Link 3.52 - -  1.166
Pharmaceuticals 14/172 (Q1) *
33/160 (Q1)
• Pharmaceutical Science
• Molecular Medicine
Link 4.12 4.90 3.64  1.370
Pharmaceutics 21/172 (Q1) • Pharmaceutical Science Link 3.68 3.83 2.68  1.092
Photonics 30/116 (Q1)
80/270 (Q2)

53/160 (Q2)
• Instrumentation
• Radiology Nuclear Medicine and Imaging
• Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Link 1.96 - -  0.817
Plants 73/561 (Q1)

48/389 (Q1)
44/306 (Q1)
• Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
• Plant Science
• Ecology
Link 3.13 - -  0.969
Polymers 17/142 (Q1)
63/359 (Q1)
• Polymers and Plastics
• General Chemistry
Link 3.30 3.74 3.37  1.213
Religions 26/389 (Q1) * • Religious Studies Link 0.56 - -  0.676
Remote Sensing 13/182 (Q1) * • General Earth and Planetary Sciences Link 4.03 3.56 3.76  1.559
Resources 19/142 (Q1)

39/261 (Q1)
• Nature and Landscape Conservation
• Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Link 2.69 - -  1.387
Scientia Pharmaceutica 92/172 (Q3) • Pharmaceutical Science Link 0.86 - -  0.513
Sensors 9/116 (Q1) *
25/160 (Q1)

100/644 (Q1)

19/104 (Q1)
113/398 (Q2)
• Instrumentation
• Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Analytical Chemistry
• Biochemistry
Link 3.23 2.78 2.21  1.550
Social Sciences 81/213 (Q2) • General Social Sciences Link 0.60 - -  0.445
Sustainability 61/605 (Q1) *

55/261 (Q1)

60/140 (Q2)
• Geography, Planning and Development
• Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
• Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Link 2.37 1.96 1.78  1.030
Symmetry 44/327 (Q1)
17/45 (Q2)

16/40 (Q2)

14/25 (Q2)
• General Mathematics
• Computer Science (miscellaneous)
• Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
• Chemistry (miscellaneous)
Link 1.32 1.12 0.95  0.802
Toxins 18/106 (Q1)

21/111 (Q1)
• Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
• Toxicology
Link 3.32 3.34 3.76  1.136
Vaccines 5/230 (Q1) *
13/263 (Q1) *
18/302 (Q1) *
11/146 (Q1) *
32/189 (Q1)
• Pharmacology (medical)
• Infectious Diseases
• Pharmacology
• Drug Discovery
• Immunology
Link 4.88 1.23 3.76  1.255
Viruses 29/263 (Q1)
16/68 (Q1)
• Virology
• Infectious Diseases
Link 3.88 3.60 3.74  1.130
Water 66/605 (Q1)

37/191 (Q1)

43/199 (Q1)
193/398 (Q2)
• Geography, Planning and Development
• Water Science and Technology
• Aquatic Science
• Biochemistry
Link 2.29 2.05 1.96  1.007

30 April 2018
Winners of the First MDPI Writing Prize

We are pleased to announce the results of the first MDPI Writing Prize. We received a large number of entries from across the globe on the theme of “The Global Benefits of Open Research”. It was a pleasure to read so many original, well-researched and well-presented ideas, and the final choice was not an easy one. We are pleased to announce that the winners are as follows:

1st prize (500 CHF, Swiss knife and certificate)

Edmond Sanganyado, Shantou University, China

2nd prizes (250 CHF, Swiss knife and certificate)

Kamala T. Rajahgopal, Asia e University, Malaysia
Yin Zhixuan, Qingdao University of Technology, China

3rd prizes (100 CHF, Swiss knife and certificate)

Alexandra Ticea, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
Ankur Sarker, University of Virginia, USA
Daniel Attoye, United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Congratulations to all of them! The winning entries can be downloaded by clicking on the names above. A compilation of all entries will soon be available as an open access book.

The writing prize is sponsored by the MDPI English editing service.

23 March 2018
Check for Updates: A New Function in the Article PDF Version

At MDPI, we always want to keep you up to date. Even for already published articles, some corrections or minor changes may occur. To prevent you from missing any updates, from now on you will be able to access the latest version of any manuscript by clicking on the “check for updates” logo that you can find in the PDF file, even if you have saved the file on your computer.

13 March 2018
MDPI Becoming a Member of UKSG

We are proud to announce that MDPI is now a member of UKSG, the UK´s largest scholarly communications community. Through UKSG, different stakeholders share their knowledge and experience in order to improve the knowledge and information environment for researchers. UKSG´s members include universities, publishers, content providers, intermediaries, and other similar organisations. Members participate in discussions and events on issues around scholarly communications.

The UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition is a flagship initiative from the UKSG and one of the most stimulating events in the scholarly communications calendar. It is held annually and attracts a large number of delegates. More information is available at https://www.uksg.org/events/annualconference

MDPI is delighted to be a part of this active community and we look forward to making our own contribution. We will continue to support organisations and initiatives that boost collaboration and vision within scholarly communication.

More information about UKSG can be found at https://www.uksg.org/. The full membership list is available at: https://www.uksg.org/members.

8 March 2018
Meet Us at NANOTECH 2018 in Anaheim, CA, USA, 13–16 May 2018


We will be attending the 20th annual Nanotech 2018 Conference & Expo (NANOTECH 2018), co-located with the TechConnect World Innovation Conference, Defense TechConnect Summit and Spring SBIR/STTR Conference. The event will attract more than 350 featured exhibitors and an expected crowd of more than 4000 attendees, including business executives, venture capitalists, politicians, s cientists and researchers from over 70 countries. Nanotech contains 38 symposiums and brings together specialists from a wide range of scientific fields, technology and business.

Representatives of the following open access journals will attend:

Sensors
Materials
Nanomaterials
Journal of Functional Biomaterials (JFB)
Journal of Imaging
Sustainability
Fluids
Photonics
Electronics
Catalysts
Applied Sciences
Inventions
Diagnostics
Cancers
Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications (JLPEA)
Designs
Pharmaceuticals
C
Inorganics
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)
Machines
Pharmaceutics
Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (JMMP)
Actuators
Robotics
Energies
Biosensors
Chemosensors
Membranes
Coatings
Micromachines

If you will also attend this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth # 317). 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.techconnectworld.com/Nanotech2018/

Conference Location:
Anaheim Convention Center,
800 W Katella Avenue
Anaheim CA 92802
USA

1 February 2018
MDPI Signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

The DORA initiative addresses the need for advanced approaches in the evaluation and measurement of the quality of scientific research outputs. It is a worldwide initiative covering all scholarly disciplines. MDPI proudly joins a list of more than 400 organizations around the world which support DORA’s recommendations for improving the way the quality of research results is evaluated.

More info can be found at http://www.ascb.org/dora/

3 January 2018
Expanding the Coverage in SCIE (Web of Science)

The collection of journals in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)—the most prestigious part of the Web of Science Core Collection—keeps expanding. Last year, nine MDPI open access journals were added in SCIE; they are due to receive first Journal Impact Factors in June 2018.

Journal

Current Volume

Scope

 Cancers Logo

Vol. 10 (2018) | articles
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Oncology | more | submit article

 Animals Logo

Vol. 8 (2018) | articles

Animal science; animal welfare | more | submit article

 Cells Logo

Vol. 7 (2018) | articles

Cell biology; cell structure; cell function and processes; molecular biology and biophysics | more | submit article

 Pharmaceutics Logo

Vol. 10 (2018) | articles
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Pharmacokinetics; pharmacodynamics; biopharmaceutics; molecular biology and biotechnology | more | submit article

 JCM Logo

Vol. 7 (2018) | articles
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General and internal medicine; healthcare research and practice | more | submit article

 Insects Logo

Vol. 9 (2018) | articles
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Entomology; physiology and ecology of insects; taxonomy of insects | more | submit article

 Agronomy Logo

Vol. 6 (2018) | articles
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Chemistry applied to agronomy; agroecology; food science | more | submit article

 Electronics Logo

Vol. 7 (2018) | articles

Electrical engineering; microelectronics; signal processing | more | submit article

 Processes Logo

 Vol. 6 (2018) | articles

Chemical engineering and processing; biochemistry | more
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28 December 2017
6th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2018) and 4th SPINTECH Technology Thesis Award, 6–8 August 2018, Kenting, Taiwan


Sensors are vital components of smart manufacturing, artificial Intelligence, Cyber–Physical System (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT) for industry 4.0. For more advanced creations, biologists, engineers, physicists and chemists are all endeavoring to provide innovative technical sensors. In 2018, the journal Sensors is going to hold an international conference in Kenting, which is located in the south of Taiwan; the conference is taking place in Asia for the first time.

I3S embraces all professionals from industry, academia and government to discuss the latest developments and breakthroughs of sensor technology and related subjects. During the conference, attendees, from a range of research areas, will all gather together to share different aspects and establish new mutually beneficial collaborations across different fields.

Conference scope: Physical Sensors; Sensor Networks; Sensors Application; Biosensors; Chemical Sensors; IOT sensor and application.

We sincerely look forward to your participation in I3S2018.

19 December 2017
Announcing the MDPI English Writing Prize

 

The competition is still open until end of March! Please check out the banner for more details: https://img.mdpi.org/data/english-prize.pdf

15 December 2017
UCL Press Adopts the MDPI Editorial Platform JAMS

We are delighted to announce that UCL Press has adopted MDPI's Journal Article & Management System, JAMS, including production services. JAMS is a modular, integrated editorial platform for academic publishers. It offers flexibility, ease-of-use, and is a fully integrated solution for the end-to-end management of scholarly journals. JAMS is based on the software used to publish MDPI’s portfolio of journals. 

Ian Caswell, UCL Press Journals Manager, says he is "excited to see UCL Press and MDPI partner together to implement the JAMS submission system for all UCL Press journals. The system offered a flexible, efficient and straightforward solution for our processes from author submission to ready for publication. I am grateful for the valuable experience and support MDPI have offered and look forward to developing our programme with an effective submission system in place.” Dr Martyn Rittman, MDPI’s Publishing Services Manager, adds, “We are proud to support one of the UK’s premier university presses in their publishing operation. This is an excellent way for us at MDPI to share our experience and knowledge, and benefit the research community beyond our own journals.”

JAMS combines services that are kept separate for many publishers. The entire editorial process, production and invoicing (e.g. for open access article processing charges) are fully integrated into a single platform. This allows for efficient, fast manuscript processing. For further information about JAMS, see https://www.mdpi.com/publishing_services

29 November 2017
Cells, Electronics and Pharmaceutics added to SCIE in Web of Science

We are pleased to announce that the journals Cells, Electronics and Pharmaceutics have been accepted into the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) in the Web of Science Core Collection (Clarivate Analytics). Coverage for the newly added titles starts from first issues in 2015. Cells, Electronics and Pharmaceutics are now eligible to be included in next year's Journal Citation Reports (JCR); they are due to receive first Journal Impact Factors in 2018.

Cells Logo Electronics Logo  Pharmaceutics Logo

23 November 2017
New Participants in the Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP)

We are pleased to welcome new participants to MDPI's Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP), designed to help institutions manage the transition to the Open Access publishing model. Researchers affiliated with participating universites benefit from a 10% discount on the Article Processing Charges (APC) for any paper published in an MDPI journal, while the participating library or university incurs no basic fee for participating in the program.

The IOAP set of free services, provided by MDPI to institutions that sign up, include:
  • No fee for participants and no obligation to prolong after the initial 12 months. The participants may withdraw from the programme at any time, and we will also keep it free for the library for as long as they continue in the programme.
  • Authors affiliated with the university will receive a 10% discount on the APC.
  • The institution is granted free access to the MDPI submission system and can receive free alerts of new submissions to our journals.
  • By default, authors from the institution will continue to be invoiced directly unless the institution opts for central billing.
  • Auto-archiving of papers into the institutions´ repository as long as it supports SWORD 1.3.

More details about the programme and a list of our current participant institutions can be found at: https://www.mdpi.com/about/ioap

Institutions which are interested to participate may do so online at: https://www.mdpi.com/ioap-form

The following North American universities have signed up to the IOAP program recently:

Connecticut College, USA
Emory University, USA
Florida International University, USA
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Mississippi State University, USA
Northeastern University, USA
Rice University, USA
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
University of Rhode Island, USA
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
University of Toronto, Canada
University of Windsor, Canada
University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
Wellesley College, USA
West Virginia University, USA

Many prestigious institutions from Europe and Asia have joined as well:

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation, Malaysia
Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Newcastle University, UK
Northumbria University, UK
Southwest University, China
Technical University of Crete, Greece
University Malaya, Malaysia
University of Antwerp, Belgium
University of Cyprus, Cyprus
University of Manchester, UK
University of Reading, UK
University of Sussex, UK
University of Warwick, UK
West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin, Poland

We offer a warm welcome to the new participants!

10 November 2017
Available Journal Awards at MDPI

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, for example, Young Investigator Awards, Travel Awards, Best Paper Awards, and Best Poster Awards, etc. The awardees range from PhD students to junior scientists.

Currently, the following 44 awards given by MDPI journals are accepting applications. Please click on the award title below to check whether you are eligible for it and start the application process.

Subject

Journal

Award

Intended Awardee

Biology & Life Sciences

Animals

Travel Award 2018

PhD students or postdoctoral researchers

Antioxidants

Travel Awards 2018

Postdoctoral researchers or PhD students

Biology

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Forests

2019 Travel award

Postdocs or PhD students

International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS)

Outstanding Contribution Awards 2018

Ground-breaking contribution in the fields of Molecular Biology, and Molecular Pathology

Journal of Fungi (JoF)

Travel Awards 2018

PhD graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows

Life

Travel Award 2018

PhD students or postdoctoral fellows

Metabolites

Travel Award 2018

PhD students

Pharmaceuticals

Travel Award 2018

PhD students

Toxins

Travel Award 2018

Postdoctoral fellows

Viruses

Best Oral Presentation Award 2018

Viruses 2018 participants

Viruses

Best Poster Award 2018

Viruses 2018 participants

Water

2018 Young Investigator Award

Young investigators

Chemistry & Materials Science

Biomimetics

 

Travel Award 2018

Graduate Student or Postdoctoral Trainee / Research Associate

Catalysts

Travel Award 2018

PhD students

Chemosensors

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Entropy

Young Investigator Award 2018

Young investigators

Fibers

2018 Travel award

Postdocs or PhD students

Magnetochemistry

Travel Award 2018

Postdocs

Materials

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Metals

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Minerals

Travel Awards 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Sensors

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Sensors

Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2017

Sensors' reviewers in 2017

Sensors

Young Investigator Award 2018

Young investigators

Technologies

Travel Award 2018

PhD students

Computer Science & Mathematics

Multimodal Technologies and Interaction (MTI)

Travel Awards 2018

Postdoctoral researchers or PhD students

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information(IJGI)

2018 Travel Award

Postdocs

Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (JSAN)

Travel Award 2018

Postdoctoral fellows and PhD students

Journal of Imaging

Travel Award 2018

Postdoctoral fellows and PhD students

Engineering

Actuators

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Remote Sensing

Best Paper Awards 2019

Authors

Machines

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Micromachines

Travel Awards 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Fluids

Travel Award 2018

Postdoctoral fellows and PhD students

ChemEngineering

Travel Award 2018

Postdoctoral researchers and PhD students

Environmental & Earth Sciences

Diversity

Travel Awards 2018

Postdoctoral fellows

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)

Best Paper Award 2018

Authors who submit from 1 Nov 2017 to 31 Oct 2018

Resources

Travel Award 2018

Postdocs or PhD students

Geosciences

Travel Award 2018

Postdoctoral fellows and PhD students

Physical Sciences & Astronomy

Galaxies

Travel Award 2018

Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, or lecturers in cosmology or galaxies physics

Applied Science

Travel Award 2018

Postdocs

Medicine & Pharmacology; Public Health & Healthcare

Journal of Clinical Medicine (JCM)

2018 Travel Award

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Medicines

Travel Award 2018

Postdocs

7 November 2017
MDPI has signed the Jussieu Call for Open Science and Bibliodiversity

The Jussieu Call aims to develop and implement alternative models to meet the aims of open science while promoting bibliodiversity. In particular it wishes to promote new business models for funding open access publication. It was drafted on the Jussieu campus in Paris by a group of French researchers and scientific publishing professionals.

MDPI supports scholarly communities and initiatives that innovate and further promote Open Access publishing. There is a need to explore different frameworks to fund open access in ways that ensure that excessive funds are not diverted from research towards publishing. Many fair funding models already exist, and they can be further developed and extended. These include institutional support, library contributions or subsidies, premium services, participatory funding, etc. For this reason, MDPI has signed up to the Jussieu call and welcomes its aims.

More information can be found at http://jussieucall.org/

6 October 2017
Dr. Franck Vazquez, MDPI CEO, Interviewed by Scholarly Kitchen

The Society for Scholarly Publishing’s popular blog about topics in academic publishing, Scholarly Kitchen, recently interviewed MDPI’s CEO, Dr. Franck Vazquez. He shared some thoughts and information on the past and future of MDPI and open access publishing in general:

“In the long run, we aim to anchor MDPI in research communities. We recently developed and launched the preprint platform Preprints, revamped our free-to-use conference hosting platform Sciforum, and are working on other projects, such as Scilit, our bibliographic database.”

Read the full interview here.

3 October 2017
Electronics – Official Sponsor of The Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC 2017), Loughborough, UK, 13–14 November 2017

Electronics is sponsoring the Best Paper Award at the 2017 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC 2017) held in Loughborough, UK from 13 to 14 November 2017.

The conference started in 2005 as a UK national event to recognise, nurture and celebrate the research of PhD students in the field of Antennas and Propagation, but has morphed into a well-established prominent international conference. This year, the conference will remain single track, and the programme will as always be centred on 12 invited talks by distinguished speakers divided into four themes.

19 September 2017
A Warm Welcome to the New IOAP Participants

We are delighted to have welcomed 24 new participants to our Institutional Open Access Programme (IOAP) since the beginning of September this year. These are University libraries and Research Institutions located around the world; from the USA and Canada to the UK, and from Norway and Spain to Greece. Well respected Universities, such as the University of Denver, the University of Colorado Boulder, and the University of Arizona in the US, have signed up, while their researchers can now benefit from a 10% discount on the Article Processing Charges (APC) for any papers they publish in MDPI journals, at no cost for the library or the University.

We are more than happy to see the Open Access movement growing stronger and wider every day and we appreciate the vital role which librarians, repository managers, and other scholarly communications professionals play in the field. Our communication with and service to this community is, therefore, one of our principal priorities. The IOAP is our way to support academic and scientific Institutions as well as their scholars in managing, administrating, and publishing research in an Open Access world.

The IOAP set of free services, provided by MDPI to institutions that sign up, include:

  • No fee for participants and no obligation to prolong after the initial 12 months. The participants may withdraw from the programme at any time, and we will also keep it free for the library for as long as they continue in the programme.
  • Authors affiliated with the university will receive a 10% discount on the APC.
  • The institution is granted free access to the MDPI submission system and can receive free alerts of new submissions to our journals.
  • By default, authors from the institution will continue to be invoiced directly unless the institution opts for central billing.
  • Auto-archiving of papers into the institutions´ repository as long as it supports SWORD 1.3.

More details about the programme and a list of our current participant institutions can be found at: https://www.mdpi.com/about/ioap

Institutions which are interested to participate may do so online at: https://www.mdpi.com/ioap-form

 The full list of the Institutions that signed up in September is as follows:

  1. University of Denver, USA
  2. University of Colorado Boulder, USA
  3. University of Arizona, USA
  4. Institute of Metrology of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  5. Middlebury College, USA
  6. Touro College, USA
  7. University of New Orleans, USA
  8. University of Leicester, UK
  9. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
  10. University of Strathclyde, UK
  11. Cranfield University, UK
  12. Hope College, USA
  13. Oregon State University, USA
  14. Drew University, USA
  15. Swansea University, UK
  16. University of South Florida, USA
  17. University of Georgia, USA
  18. Arizona State University, USA
  19. University of Southern Mississippi, USA
  20. Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada
  21. Grinnell College, USA
  22. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  23. University of Patras, Greece
  24. Public University of Navarre, Spain

23 June 2017

Congratulations for Publishing the 100,000th Peer-Reviewed Article

Congratulations to the authors Javier Monroy and Javier Gonzalez-Jimenez from Universidad de Malaga, Spain, Victor Hernandez-Bennets, Han Fan and Achim Lilienthal from Örebro University, Sweden for publishing the 100,000th peer-reviewed article.

The article is published in the Chemical Sensors section of Sensors.

GADEN: A 3D Gas Dispersion Simulator for Mobile Robot Olfaction in Realistic Environments

Evermore pressing environmental concerns have led global actors and decision-makers to search for stricter emission monitoring approaches. As part of novel monitoring systems, robots with gas and environmental sensors are a promising solution. However, validation of such robotic inspectors is expensive, time consuming, and plagued by repeatability issues. In this article, we present GADEN (the short form for Gas Dispersion Simulator for Mobile Robot Olfaction in Realistic Environments), which combines gas dispersion and robotics simulation in a common framework. Developed under the widely used Robot Operating System (ROS), GADEN enables validation of sensing strategies with gas dispersion being simulated using computational fluid dynamics and filament dispersion theory. GADEN allows simulating complex, realistic, 3D environments for reproducible testing of robotic gas sensing algorithms. Through qualitative and quantitative evaluations, we show that GADEN is a versatile and user-friendly evaluation tool and emphasize its enormous potential for the mobile robot olfaction community.

 

Read the full article here: https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/17/7/1479/htm

6 June 2017
CiteScore™ Metrics Released for Scopus Journals

The CiteScore, the new citation metric for journals covered in the Scopus® database, was released on 1 June 2017, reflecting the citation activity in 2016 for articles published during the three previous years. Please note that the list below does not contain all MDPI journals covered in Scopus. For the CiteScore to serve as a reliable metric at least three volumes of articles need to be indexed in Scopus; journals which have not met this criterion have been omitted here.

Ten MDPI journals received a CiteScore which is in the Top 10% of scores in at least one of the categories, while a further 21 journals exhibit scores that are in the first quartile of the respective categories.

CiteScore Data for MDPI Journals

Journal Rank Category Link CiteScore 2016
2015

2014
Algorithms 44/112 (Q2)
49/111 (Q2)
19/42 (Q2)

52/113 (Q2)
• Numerical Analysis
• Computational Mathematics
• Computational Theory and Mathematics
• Theoretical Computer Science
Link 1.15 1.07 1.06
Animals 69/343 (Q1)
21/146 (Q1)
• Animal Science and Zoology
• General Veterinary
Link 1.46 1.66 0.74
Biology 13/92 (Q1)

34/81 (Q1)

10/75 (Q1)

• General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
• General Biochemistry, Gene-
tics and Molecular Biology
• General Immunology and Microbiology
Link 3.02 2.78 1.74
Biomolecules 234/382 (Q3)
260/353 (Q3)
• Biochemistry
• Molecular Biology
Link 1.67 3.08 1.00
Biosensors 36/118 (Q2)
209/2156 (Q1)
• Clinical Biochemistry
• General Medicine
Link 2.83 2.37 2.04
Cancers 29/196 (Q1)
27/321 (Q1)
• Cancer Research
• Oncology
Link 5.02 4.07 2.31
Catalysts 18/44 (Q2)
27/144 (Q1)
• Catalysis
• Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Link 3.44 3.45 2.17
Crystals 70/270 (Q2)

25/64 (Q2)
118/398 (Q2)
131/424 (Q2)
• General Chemical Engineering
• Inorganic Chemistry
• Condensed Matter Physics
• General Materials Science
Link 1.89 1.47 1.03
Diversity 10/41 (Q1)

9/25 (Q2)
76/291 (Q2)
24/109 (Q1)
• Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
• Ecological Modelling
• Ecology
• Nature and Landscape Conservation
Link 2.03 1.96 1.82
Energies - - Link 2.50 2.87 2.66
Entropy 51/198 (Q2) • General Physics and Astronomy Link 1.87 1.99 1.69
Forests 17/127 (Q1) • Forestry Link 2.06 1.76 1.84
Games 204/398 (Q3)
83/181 (Q2)
48/105 (Q2)
• Applied Mathematics
• Statistics and Probability
• Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
Link 0.87 0.57 0.64
Genes 62/300 (Q1)
18/90 (Q1)
• Genetics
• Genetics (clinical)
Link 3.62 3.18 1.33
Geosciences 36/169 (Q1)

• General Earth and Planetary Sciences Link 1.67 1.29 1.13
Information 156/237 (Q3) • Information Systems Link 0.78 0.94 0.74
Insects 28/131 (Q1) • Insect Science Link 1.81 1.38 1.23
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 67/446 (Q1)

31/102 (Q2)
• Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
• Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
Link 2.38 2.42 2.47
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) 23/157 (Q1)
8/64 (Q1)
90/353 (Q1)
22/144 (Q1)

16/44 (Q1)
8/62 (Q1)
• Organic Chemistry
• Inorganic Chemistry
• Molecular Biology
• Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
• Catalysis
• Spectroscopy
Link 3.73 3.37 3.06
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 12/29 (Q2)
28/79 (Q2)

96/587 (Q1)
• Computers in Earth Sciences
• Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
• Geography, Planning and Development
Link 1.62 1.52 -
Journal of Low Power Electronic Applications (JLPEA) 301/645 (Q2) • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Link 0.98 0.83 0.83
Life 65/525 (Q1)

36/186 (Q1)

5/92 (Q1)
20/80 (Q2)
• Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
• General Biochemistry, Gene-
tics and Molecular Biology
• Palaeontology
• Space and Planetary Science
Link 2.95 1.68 1.20
Marine Drugs 18/145 (Q1) • Drug Discovery Link 3.83 3.66 3.59
Materials 63/424 (Q1) • General Materials Science Link 3.26 3.11 2.69
Membranes 103/424 (Q1) • Materials Science Link 2.19 2.95 2.42
Micromachines 173/645 (Q2)

69/211 (Q2)

113/526 (Q1)
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Control and Systems Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
Link 1.83 1.78 2.10
Minerals 45/206 (Q1)
29/167 (Q1)
• Geology
• Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
Link 2.13 1.77 -
Molecules 32/157 (Q1) • Organic Chemistry Link 3.09 2.65 2.62
Nutrients 12/247 (Q1) • Food Science Link 4.29 4.07 3.78
Pharmaceuticals 8/168 (Q1)
21/158 (Q1)
• Pharmaceutical Science
• Molecular Medicine
Link 4.90 3.64 1.92
Pharmaceutics 19/168 (Q1) • Pharmaceutical Science Link 3.83 2.68 2.46
Polymers 13/138 (Q1)
44/354 (Q1)
• Polymers and Plastics
• General Chemistry
Link 3.74 3.37 4.10
Remote Sensing 13/169 (Q1) • General Earth and Planetary Sciences Link 3.56 3.76 3.23
Sensors 25/96 (Q2)
25/159 (Q1)

124/382 (Q2)
103/645 (Q1)
• Analytical Chemistry
• Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
• Biochemistry
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Link 2.78 2.21 2.40
Sustainability 49/129 (Q2)

68/587 (Q1)

56/236 (Q1)
• Renewable Energy, Sustai-nability and the Environment
• Geography, Planning and Development
• Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Link 1.96 1.78 1.52
Symmetry 17/42 (Q2)
49/111 (Q2)
• Numerical Analysis
• Computational Mathematics
Link 1.12 0.95 1.02
Toxins 16/102 (Q1)

16/108 (Q1)
• Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
• Toxicology
Link 3.34 3.76 2.85
Vaccines 146/184 (Q4)
151/250 (Q3)
93/145 (Q3)
186/299 (Q3)
130/232 (Q3)
• Immunology
• Infectious Diseases
• Drug Discovery
• Pharmacology
• Pharmacology (medical)
Link 1.23 3.76 2.85
Viruses 15/68 (Q1)
34/250 (Q1)
• Virology
• Infectious Diseases
Link 3.60 3.74 3.80
Water 33/184 (Q1)

48/195 (Q1)
62/587 (Q1)

198/382 (Q3)
• Water Science and Technology
• Aquatic Science
• Geography, Planning and Development
• Biochemistry
Link 2.05 1.96 1.45

17 May 2017
Three New Institutional Memberships Established

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that the Goethe University of Frankfurt, the Technical University of Hamburg (TU Hamburg-Harburg), as well as the Humboldt University of Berlin, in Germany, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these instititions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

          

 

10 May 2017
Featured Journal of the Month—Nanomaterials

 Featured Journal of the Month - Nanomaterials

 

We are pleased to announce the Featured Journal of this Month— Nanomaterials.

Nanomaterials is an Open Access Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Journal, published monthly by MDPI. Since it was founded in 2011, 598 articles have been published, 65 of them cited 10 times or more (h-10 index). The current Impact Factor is 2.690, and the five-year impact factor is 3.176.

For more information, also check out our special issues, currently open for submissions and our MDPI-Blog.

4 May 2017
MDPI Supports the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC)

As an open access publisher, we are keen to support openness and transparency in the research process. Citation data is very important for assessing the value of individual papers and the contribution of researchers. As such, we support the recently launched Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC). The initiative recognizes that citations should be freely available and machine-readable. By doing so, authors gain the maximum benefit from having their work cited.

MDPI now uploads citation data with metadata uploaded to Crossref when registering digital object identifiers (DOIs) for published papers. We are delighted to take this step to support a truly open research environment.

2 May 2017
Publons Peer Review Academy Goes Live

Getting high quality review reports is critical for any journal’s editorial process. At MDPI we have put in place several measures to motivate reviewers and reward them for their work. We are proud of the quality of reviewer reports we receive and grateful for the hours put in by active researchers from across the globe.

Reviewers of MDPI’s largest journals can get recognition via Publons, a website dedicated to rewarding peer reviewers. They have now taken this one step further and launched the Publons Reviewer Academy to help train reviewers to provide useful feedback. Through the academy, researchers can be trained and tutored in various aspects of how to provide structured feedback that will be of genuine help to editors and authors. We support this initiative and recommend it to potential MDPI reviewers, especially early career researchers. See the Publons announcement for further information.

More information on reviewing for MDPI, including how to volunteer as a reviewer, can be found here.

24 April 2017
Two New Institutional Memberships Established

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that the following universities have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA and the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. Primary authors from these instititions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

 Trinity    UNSW

 

30 March 2017
Credit for Preprints Comments via Publons

Preprints.org is a platform run by MDPI that allows authors to make early versions of manuscripts available before peer review has been completed.

One of the major benefits of putting a preprint online is to get feedback before journal submission. Until now, however, the feedback has been on a voluntary basis. Preprints is delighted to be the first preprint server to collaborate with Publons to acknowledge substantial comments as reviews and give commentators the opportunity to receive credit for their efforts. 

When you add a comment to any article, there is a check box to click for it to appear on Publons. If you have already linked your account it will be passed on automatically. If you don't already have a Publons account, you will be contacted soon afterwards with instructions on how to create one.

We appreciate the enthusiasm and cooperation of Publons in this project and expect it to be of great benefit to authors and commenters alike.

20 March 2017
MDPI 2016 Annual Report Released

We are pleased to announce that our annual report for the year 2016 has now been published. 

It contains information regarding company and journal performance, conferences and other publishing services that we provided throughout 2016. 

To read the report in full or download a copy, please click here.

15 March 2017
Our 100,000th Article Could be Yours!

After the 20th anniversary of MDPI in 2016, we will reach another milestone this year and will publish the 100,000th peer-reviewed article in one of our 170+ open access journals.

100,000th

We would like you to be part of this great achievement and so are offering to publish the 100,000th accepted paper free of charge.

To be in with a chance, select a journal in one of our 10 scientific subject areas and submit your paper.

Access the live tracker on published articles here.

100000tracker

 

 

3 March 2017
1000 Preprints Online

We are delighted that Preprints now has 1000 papers online since its launch on 3 May 2016.

For more information, see the editorial here.

 

9 February 2017
Minister and State Secretaries Visit MDPI Office at STP, Belgrade, Serbia

Earlier this week the Science Technology Park in Belgrade, Serbia was visited by Swiss Secretary of State Dr. Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, as well as Serbian Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government Ana Brnabic, State Secretary Dr. Vladimir Popovic and Mayor of Belgrade Mr. Siniša Mali.

During the visit to the STP they had a short presentation from MDPI’s CEO Dr. Franck Vazquez and IT Manager Mr. Miloš Čučulović, and further discussed important issues such as Open Access and Open education. Dr. Dell'Ambrogio said he was impressed with the potential for development and ideas for business.

For more information please see:

http://bit.ly/2kpIu7k and http://bit.ly/2kpUQfz

   

7 February 2017
The 6th World Sustainability Forum: Final Press Release

Basel, 29 January 2017

The 6th World Sustainability Forum #WSF2017SA: African universities critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Jeffrey and Sonia Sachs win first World Sustainability Award.

Universities need to take the lead in solving the greatest challenges the world faces today, particularly in Africa. They need to do this not only through education – teaching the next generation to think critically and creatively to find sustainable solutions – but also through research that cuts across a range of disciplines. To ensure these solutions are implemented, they need to partner with the private sector and with government.

This was the key message from the 6th World Sustainability Forum (WSF2017), which took place in Cape Town on 27 and 28 January 2017. Sponsored by MDPI and the journal Sustainability under the patronage of the Universities of the Western Cape (UWC), Cape Town (UCT), University of Basel and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa, the conference was attended by key national and international speakers, including world-leading economist Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, senior United Nations (UN) advisor and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

The WSF is an annual sustainability conference which addresses research in a range of areas related to sustainable development and sustainability globally. This was the first WSF to take place on the African continent. Discussions at the 2017 conference were driven by the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) adopted as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the UN in September 2015.

Achieving the SDGs “is the moonshot for our generation,” said Sachs. “Like the moonshot [moon landing] of the 1960s, these are tough, bold and achievable objectives.”

This is a nasty, tough world we live in, and our world agrees on very little. So when 193 governments agree on something, that is important. And when they agree on something as important as sustainable development, that is really something for us to grab hold of – that is a lifeline.”

There was agreement at the WSF that the SDGs are particularly important for Africa, and that African universities in particular have a role to play in achieving them.

Said Professor Tyrone Pretorius, vice-chancellor of UWC: “The quest for sustainable development can only be met through education. Universities today are the oil that fuels the knowledge economy.”

As part of the drive to develop academic capacity to provide the knowledge needed to meet the SDGs, WSF2017 was preceded by the 1st Postgraduate Forum on Sustainability. “A series of workshops for postgraduate education linked to WSF are important, in order to equip postgraduates with the skills necessary to promote sustainability,” said Professor Thandi Mgwebi, director for research at UWC. A second postgraduate forum will take place alongside the WSF2018 in Beijing.

This capacity development is particularly critical to Africa. Said Sachs: “African universities need to do research to find solutions to Africa’s development challenges, because no other university will.”

The UN set a target of achieving the SDGs by 2030: “I regard this as the breakthrough period to end extreme poverty on the continent,” said Sachs, “and for Africa to become one of the most dynamic centres of the world economy.”

It is a critical time for South African universities, said Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation at UCT: “Higher education is at a crossroads, and there is much polarisation. We need to think carefully about how this sustainable development agenda is owned by all so that it is inclusionary.”

There was also strong emphasis on public–private partnerships – for universities, business and government to work together to achieve the goals.

Said Professor Francis Petersen, deputy vice-chancellor at UCT and vice-chancellor designate at the University of the Free State: “Business sustainability has become critical, because there is increasing demand and complexity of demand on business from the natural, social and economic environment. Sustainability cannot be a standalone issue, divorced from business as usual. Sustainability needs to be embedded into business.”

Environmental crises and climate change was also high on the WSF agenda. In his keynote address, Sachs noted the irreversibility of the climate- and environmental-related challenges.

If we don’t get our act together, we lose the chance of safety,” he said.

Said Professor Mark New, pro vice-chancellor and director of the African Climate and Development Initiative at UCT: “We have a fundamental challenge in responding to climate change, and we must go further than just putting a plaster on a wound. We need to address the deep structural issues, to move from our current model of development into climate-compatible development.”

This requires researchers to find the evidence for the correct development pathways to take, and then support the ability of policymakers at all levels to enable the shift to climate-compatible development planning.”

Said Dr. Aldo Stroebel, executive director of international relations and cooperation at the NRF, in closing: “We have seen over the past two days an urgency towards the next step of thinking, that critical type of framework that we all must engage with, not only from an academic perspective, but further up into the policy environment and into rural-based environments where one can clearly see the links and effectiveness of the work.”

World Sustainability Awards

The first World Sustainability Award and the first Emerging Sustainability Leader Awards were presented by Prof. Thandi Mgwebi, Director of Research at UWC, and Dr. Franck Vazquez, CEO of MDPI, during the ceremony on 27 January 2017 as part of the gala dinner of the 6th World Sustainability Forum in South Africa.after day one of proceedings of the 2017 World Sustainability Forum South Africa.

Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs and Dr. Sonia Ehrlich Sachs are the joint recipients of the first World Sustainability Award. Jeffrey Sachs is a world-renowned economist and senior United Nations (UN) advisor and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Sonia Sachs is a paediatrician and public health specialist, and director of the Health Centre at the Centre for Sustainable Development, also at Columbia University.

The joint recipients of the first Emerging Sustainability Leader Award are Dr. Esther Ngumbi and Dr. Xiaosong Hu. Esther Ngumbi is a postdoctoral researcher at Auburn University in Alabama USA and serves as a 2015 Clinton Global University Mentor for agriculture. Xiaosong Hu is a professor at the Chongqing University in China and specialises in automotive control systems and mechanical engineering.

The World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Awards are funded to encourage new initiatives and developments in sustainability with the ultimate aim of fostering the transition to sustainable practices and societies.

The World Sustainability Award is funded by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation, and included a monetary prize of USD 100,000 to Jeffrey and Sonia Sachs. The Emerging Sustainability Leader Award is funded by the journal Sustainability, awarded to researchers under 40, and included a monetary prize of USD10,000.

Issued jointly by: UCT Global Strategy and Visibility, Research Office, UWC Communications & Media and MDPI AG

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31 January 2017
Three New Institutional Memberships Established

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We are pleased to announce that the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, the University of Manitoba, Canada and the Technical University of Cartagena, Spain, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these institutions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

 

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27 January 2017
6th World Sustainability Forum under way in South Africa

The 6th World Sustainability Forum is currently being held at the Cape Sun Hotel until 28 January 2017. 

The Forum will showcase the work of internationally renowned researchers and include more than 150 presentations. During the conference dinner, the World Sustainability Award, associated with a US$ 100,000 prize, will be announced, as well as the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award, associated with a US$ 10,000 prize. The prizes are sponsored by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation and Sustainability, an academic open access journal by MDPI.

Here are some pictures from the forum so far:

To see the full WSF2017 program and schedule, please see here: http://sciforum.net/conference/wsf-6/page/schedule

19 January 2017
Cape Town to Host the 6th World Sustainability Forum

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Cape Town will host the 6th World Sustainability Forum at the Cape Sun Hotel on 27 and 28 January 2017. This prominent event, held for the first time in Africa, will include many illustrious South African and international experts, such as Her Excellency Graça Machel (Sustainable Development Advocate for the United Nations, Mozambique), Joyene Isaacs (HoD Agriculture Western Cape Government), Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia University, USA), Max Bergman (SRaM, University of Basel), Mark New (Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town), Frans Swanepoel (FutureAfrica, University of Pretoria) and Francis Petersen (Vice-Chancellor-designate, University of the Free State). The Forum will provide a stage for national and international debates on sustainability in South Africa, the African continent, and about international perspectives on sustainability. It brings together researchers and representatives from government and the business sector to discuss a wide-ranging set of issues associated with sustainability, including food security, water and energy scarcity, mining, poverty reduction, climate change, and urbanisation.

The next few decades will be marked by profound changes in the relationships between global economics, national societies, and the environment. We have entered what some call the Anthropocene, an age in which human activity dominates the climate and the environment. These changes will have numerous consequences on societies around the globe. South Africa and Africa will play a central role, for better or worse, in creating opportunities and risks during these changing times as Africa is profoundly influencing and being influenced by global developments.

The adoption of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015 was accompanied by what insiders considered an optimism they have not experienced in relation to UN resolutions before. The relative efficiency in the drafting, the lack of trenches between East and West, or between North and South, and the unanimity of support of the 193 countries speak volumes. In stark contrast, sustainability seems to go against a changing economic and political tide, where waves of nationalism and protectionism from some of the most powerful countries risk the wellbeing of the rest of the world. The 6th World Sustainability Forum will enable fruitful exchanges, which sensitise South African and international communities to the global urgency and specifics of sustainability.

The Forum will showcase the work of internationally renowned researchers and include more than 150 presentations. During the conference dinner, the World Sustainability Award, associated with a US$ 100 000 prize, will be announced, as well as the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award, associated with a US$ 10 000 prize. The prizes are sponsored by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation and Sustainability, an academic open access journal by MDPI. The World Sustainability Forum is preceded by the Postgraduate Forum on Sustainability, which will introduce more than 100 young scholars from South Africa and the African continent to sustainability research. Both events are organized and sponsored by the University of Cape Town, the University of the Western Cape, the University of Basel, MDPI, and by the National Research Foundation of South Africa.

Contacts:

Scientific Matters: Prof Manfred Max Bergman, Social Research and Methodology Group (SRaM), University of Basel, Switzerland; Email:  [email protected]

Press Accreditation and General Enquiries: Mr Matthias Burkhalter, MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland; Email: [email protected]; Tel. +41 61 683 77 34 

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6 January 2017
MDPI Supports the OA2020 Initiative

MDPI is now a proud supporter of the OA2020 Initiative.

Open Access 2020 is an international initiative that aims to induce the swift, smooth and scholarly-oriented transformation of today’s scholarly journals from subscription to open access publishing.

MDPI is participating in the upcoming Berlin13 conference in March 2017, where we are contributing to the initiative by aiding in the design of the roadmap which will make OA the default publishing model.

For more information please see here.

 

6 January 2017
MDPI is Attending SPIE Photonics West 2017

We are pleased to announce that MDPI will be attending the 2017 SPIE Photonics West Conference (28 January-2 February, 2017) and representing the following open access journals:

Sensors
Photonics
Micromachines
Materials
Applied Sciences
Journal of Imaging
Inventions
Computation
Technologies
Remote Sensing
Biosensors
Electronics

 

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth #4220) and meet the representative editors.

Conference details:

SPIE Photonics West 2017
28 January-2 February, 2017
Moscone Center
747 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

5 January 2017
Three New Institutional Memberships Established

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We are pleased to announce that the University of Texas at Arlington, USA, the Harbin Institute of Technology, China and TU Darmstadt, Germany, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these institutions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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22 December 2016
Happy Festive Season!

Season's greetings from everyone at MDPI!

22 December 2016
Two New Institutional Memberships Established

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany and the University of California, Berkeley, USA, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these instititions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

 

  

19 December 2016
MDPI and Wellcome Trust Compliance

The Wellcome Trust has, for a number of years, required that the results of its funded projects are published in open access format. Recently it announced criteria that publishers must fulfil for publication fees to be paid by the Trust. MDPI is pleased to have been added to the list of compliant publishers.

Only publishers who have confirmed their compliance by 16 December 2016 will be eligible to receive payment of APCs by the Wellcome Trust as of 1 April 2017. For more information on the criteria and a full list of publishers that meet them, see here.

13 December 2016
Meet MDPI at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting

MDPI is currently attending the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting (12–16 December, 2016)

If you are also attending the conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth #1147) and meet the representative editors.

Conference details:

2016 AGU Fall Meeting
12–16 December 2016
Moscone Center
747 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

 

8 December 2016
Three New Institutional Memberships Established

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that Purdue University, USA, the Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Spain and the Queensland University of Technology, Australia, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these instititions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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16 November 2016
World Sustainability Award - Final Extension

The deadline for the World Sustainability Award has been extended for one last time! You now have one more month to nominate an individual researcher, group or project! The final deadline for nominations will be December 15, 2016. 

For full details, please visit here.

11 November 2016
Three New Institutional Memberships Established

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that the University of Minnesota, USA, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these instititions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

UNM            UPM             ShanghaiJT  

4 November 2016
MDPI Joins the United Nations Global Compact

MDPI has become a member of the United Nations Global Compact to support corporate sustainability and have committed ourselves to the ten principles associated with the Compact.

Sustainability has always been at the core of MDPI’s values, starting with the collection and preservation of rare chemical samples that started in 1996 and led to the first journal, Molecules. Sustainability has become one of our flagship journals and we have supported and organized several conferences and events based on Sustainability, including the upcoming 6th World Sustainability Forum. As a global enterprise, we see it as our duty to promote responsible practices that will ensure a bright future for our planet. Given this, the choice to join the Global Compact was an easy one and we will do our utmost to fully implement it.

 

3 November 2016
MDPI Now a Member of SPARC Europe

We are delighted to announce that MDPI has become a member of SPARC Europe, an organization that works for open scholarship in Europe, including support of open access publication.

As one of the few publishers to join SPARC Europe to date, MDPI looks forward to making a contribution that puts open scholarship on a positive and sustainable path. We fully support the goals of open scholarship that allow the largest number of people possible to benefit from work of researchers in all disciplines. We hope that our membership will enable us to work with other stakeholders to find the best possible solution.

2 November 2016
World Sustainability Award Deadline Extension

The deadline for the World Sustainability Award has been extended! You now have until November 15, 2016 to nominate an individual researcher, group or project!

For full details, please visit here.

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26 October 2016
Four New Institutional Memberships Established

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that the Wuppertal Institut, Germany, the University of Girona, Spain and Central South University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these instititions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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24 October 2016
International Open Access Week 2016

Meet us during International Open Access Week 2016! We will be presenting at various locations in Europe and China. 

To get involved and for full details see the complete list of events organised by MDPI here.

 

18 October 2016
Institutional Membership established with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain and Aalto University, Finland

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We are pleased to announce that the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain and Aalto University, Finland, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these universities will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

Pompeu   Aalto

12 October 2016
Institutional Membership Established with Iowa State University and the University of North Texas, USA

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that the Iowa State University and the University of North Texas, USA, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these universities will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

Iowa  UNT

7 October 2016
MDPI at Open Access Days in Munich, 10-11 October 2016

Meet MDPI during the Open Access Days held from 10-11 October 2016 at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. 

The two-day event will feature experts from the open access sector, scientists from all disciplines, publishing representatives and supporters of scientific research and communication from libraries as well as research institutes and funding institutions. Join us!

For more information about the event and to see the program, visit the event webpage.

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7 October 2016
Institutional Membership Established with the University of Sevilla and the University of Alicante, Spain

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We are pleased to announce that the University of Sevilla and the University of Alicante, Spain have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these universities will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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29 September 2016
Institutional Membership Established with the University of Delaware

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We are pleased to announce that the University of Delaware, USA, has joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from this university will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

Delaware

19 September 2016
Peer Review Week 2016

As an open access publisher indebted to the work of our peer reviewers, we are proud to support Peer Review Week 2016. As part of the week's activities and to celebrate this year's theme "Recognition for Review", MDPI will host two webinars that anyone can join.

These webinars will explore the role and value of reviewers and the recognition they receive from a publishers perspective, with examples from MDPI's experience in publishing nearly 80,000 peer reviewed papers, along with evidence from reviewer surveys. It will also touch upon potential changes in how review is carried out and tips for early career researchers who want to be involved in the review process.

Details and links to join can be found below:

Wednesday September 21, 08:00 (CEST)

Friday September 23, 16:00 (CEST)

For more information about all the activites taking place, please visit the Peer Review Week website.

 

6 September 2016
Institutional Membership established with Kansas State University and Northwestern University, USA

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We are pleased to announce that Kansas State University and Northwestern Universty, USE, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these universities will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

KState  NWest

5 September 2016
Institutional Membership Established with University College Cork

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that University College Cork, Ireland, has joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from this university will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

UCC

22 August 2016
MDPI New Office Location

We are pleased to announce that MDPI has now moved to a new permanent address:

MDPI AG
St. Alban Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel
Postfach, CH-4020 Basel
Switzerland

Telephone and fax numbers remain unchanged.

10 August 2016
Institutional Membership established with the University of Texas at Austin, USA, the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland and the University of Granada and the Compultense University of Madrid, Spain

We are pleased to announce that the following institutions have joined MDPI's institutional membership program in August 2016:

Authors affiliated with these institutions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

            

18 July 2016
Institutional Membership established with Louisiana State University and Florida State University, USA, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, University of Rostock, Germany, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland and Southeast University, China

We are pleased to announce that the following institutions have joined MDPI's institutional membership program in July 2016:

Authors affiliated with these institutions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

                    

12 July 2016
MDPI Moving to New Office Location in Basel (Switzerland) in August 2016

As of 20 August 2016, MDPI's new address in Basel will be:

MDPI AG
St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel
Switzerland

Telephone and fax numbers remain unchanged.

St. Alban-Anlage 66 was built from 1947 to 1948 and initially the home of the "Bühler AG", a book printing business. 

 

21 June 2016
"Behind the Scenes of Academic Publishing—A Publisher's Perspective" - MDPI's Lecture at the University of Basel

From the 15-16 September, 2016, MDPI will run a course on Academic Publishing at the University of Basel.

In this two day workshop, MDPI will look in detail at the role performed by academic journal publishers and how they interact with academics. Ethical dimensions, what happens when problems occur and how the publisher coordinates all aspects of the submission process will also be covered. 

For more detailed information about the program, trainers and registration please visit the course webpage.

 

 

14 June 2016
2015 Impact Factors Released

We are pleased to report the 2015 Journal Impact Factors in the latest Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition, published by Thomson Reuters in June 2016. Twenty out of 25 journals have seen an increase in their Impact Factor and two journals (Crystals and IJGI) received a first Impact Factor. Coatings was recently added to SCIE and will receive its first Impact Factor in next year’s JCR.

Updated Impact Factors for Journals in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)

Journal 2015 Impact Factor Details Category Rank
Applied Sciences 1.726 Link 83/163 (Q3) in ‘Chemistry, Multidisciplinary’;
129/271 (Q2) in ‘Materials Science, Multidisciplinary’;
64/145 (Q2) in ‘Physics, Applied’
Atmosphere 1.221 Link 66/84 (Q4) in ‘Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences’
Catalysts 2.964 Link 53/144 (Q2) in ‘Chemistry, Physical’
Energies 2.077 Link 43/88 (Q2) in ‘Energy & Fuels’
Entropy 1.743 Link 25/79 (Q2) in ‘Physics, Multidisciplinary’
Forests 1.583 Link 19/66 (Q2) in ‘Forestry’
Genes 3.242 Link 60/165 (Q2) in ‘Genetics & Heredity’
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 2.035 Link 101/225 (Q2) in ‘Environmental Sciences’
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) 3.257 Link 110/289 (Q2) in ‘Biochemistry & Molecular Biology’;
51/163 (Q2) in ‘Chemistry, Multidisciplinary’
Marine Drugs 3.345 Link 13/59 (Q1) in ‘Chemistry, Medicinal’
Materials 2.728 Link 63/271 (Q1) in ‘Materials Science, Multidisciplinary’
Metals 1.574 Link 18/73 (Q1) in ‘Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering’;
145/271 (Q3) in ‘Materials Science, Multidisciplinary’
Micromachines 1.295 Link 30/56 (Q3) in ‘Instruments & Instrumentation’
63/83 (Q4) in ‘Nanoscience & Nanotechnology’
Minerals 1.468 Link 9/21 (Q2) in ‘Mining & Mineral Processing;
14/29 (Q2) in ‘Mineralogy’
Molecules 2.465 Link 24/59 (Q2) in ‘Chemistry, Organic’
Nanomaterials 2.690 Link 64/271 (Q1) in ‘Materials Science, Multidisciplinary’;
36/83 (Q2) in ‘Nanoscience & Nanotechnology’
Nutrients 3.759 Link 16/78 (Q1) in ‘Nutrition & Dietetics’
Polymers 2.944 Link 20/85 (Q1) in ‘Polymer Science’
Remote Sensing 3.036 Link 5/28 (Q1) in ‘Remote Sensing’
Sensors 2.033 Link 36/75 (Q2) in ‘Chemistry, Analytical’;
16/27 (Q3) in ‘Electrochemistry’;
12/56 (Q1) in ‘Instruments & Instrumentation’
Sustainability 1.343 Link 146/225 (Q3) in ‘Environmental Sciences’;
22/29 (Q4) in ‘Green & Sustainable Science & Technology’
Symmetry 0.841 Link 31/63 (Q2) in ‘Multidisciplinary Sciences’
Toxins 3.571 Link 16/89 (Q1) in ‘Toxicology’
Viruses 3.042 Link 14/33 (Q2) in ‘Virology’
Water 1.687 Link 33/85 (Q2) in ‘Water Resources’

Journals with First Impact Factors

Journal 2015 Impact Factor Details Category Rank
Crystals 2.075 Link 13/26 (Q2) in ‘Crystallography’
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 0.651 Link 45/49 (Q4) in ‘Geography, Physical’;
26/28 (Q4) in ‘Remote Sensing’.

 

26 May 2016
Institutional Membership established with University of Bremen, Germany, Koç University, Turkey, IIASA, Austria and Jilin University and Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS, China

We are pleased to announce that the following institutions have joined MDPI's institutional membership program in May 2016:

Authors affiliated with these institutions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

                

23 May 2016
Institutional Membership Established with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and the South China University of Technology, Beijing University of Technology and Southern Medical University, China

We are pleased to announce that the following institutions have joined MDPI's institutional membership program in April and May 2016:

Authors affiliated with these institutions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

            

26 April 2016
New Section on www.mdpi.com - Latest Books

You may have noticed a new section that is now visible on our home page. This section is called "Latest Books" and showcases recent publications from MDPI Books, our book publishing service.

Books Section

By clicking on the hyperlink "More Books" you will be taken to the MDPI Books Home Page. There you will find more information about the service, as well as the "Recent Publications" list. 

Clicking on any of the book images in this list will take you to detailed information about that book (shown below). Here you can also download a PDF version of the book, or order a hardcover printed copy.

For further information about the MDPI Books service, please visit the webpage or contact [email protected].

 Individual Book Page

 

31 March 2016
Axioms, Behavioral Sciences, Photonics, Separations and Toxics added to the Emerging Sources Citation Index in Web of Science

We are pleased to announce that the journals Axioms, Behavioral Sciences, Photonics, Separations and Toxics were recently accepted for inclusion in the newly launched Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) in Web of Science.

ESCI serves to highlight promising journals which are still under consideration for the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) or the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).

 

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30 March 2016
Institutional Membership established with the University of Winchester, UK, Silesian University of Technology, Poland and Beijing Jiaotong University and Zhejiang University, China

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We are pleased to announce that the University of Winchester, UK, the Silesian University of Technology, Poland and Beijing Jiaotong University and Zhejiang University, China, have joined our Institutional Membership program. Primary authors from these universities will benefit from a 10% discount on article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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24 March 2016
New Editorial Office in Barcelona, Spain

We are excited to announce the opening of our new editorial office in Barcelona, Spain. The launch team is led by a Senior Editor and comprises further staff holding doctoral degrees with several years of research experience. The new editorial team will help us to get closer to European research communities and progress Sciforum, the platform to support the scientific community via conference hosting and other functions. They will also help spread the word about Open Access and meet academics at scientific events.

We are in the process of hiring more doctoral and masters graduates to join the editorial team and welcome applications via [email protected]. For contact details about the office, see our contact page.

22 February 2016
Membership Established with the Max Planck Society

We are pleased to announce that the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) has signed an agreement with MDPI to support authors associated with the Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft). As of 22 February 2016, corresponding authors will receive full funding from the MPDL for articles published in MDPI journals, with a 10% discount applied to the Article Processing Charges. Additional details can be found at our institutional membership page.

Founded in 1948, The Max Planck Society is one of Germany’s leading research organizations, and is currently made up of 83 institutes conducting basic research in natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences and humanities. 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from its ranks of scientists and the society has more than 15,000 publications in scientific journals each year.

 

5 February 2016
Institutional Membership Extension: Wageningen University, CSIC, University of Zürich, ETH Zürich, University of Tübingen and Osnabrück University

We are pleased to announce that Wageningen University, the Netherlands, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain, the University of Zürich and ETH Zürich, Switzerland, and the University of Tübingen and Osnabrück University, Germany, have not only renewed their institutional memberships with MDPI after two years of successful cooperation, but have also increased the reduction of the article processing charges (APCs) for affiliated authors to 25%.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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5 February 2016
Institutional Membership established with Brock University, Canada and the University of Pisa, Italy

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that Brock University, Cananda, and the University of Pisa, Italy, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these universities will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 01 February 2016. 

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

Brock Pisa

25 January 2016
MDPI Sponsors diss:kurs with the University of Basel

 

MDPI is pleased to announce its newly established sponsorship of diss:kurs, an event coordinated by the University of Basel to support their doctorate program. For more information about the event and how to register, please visit the diss:kurs webpage.

 

7 January 2016
New Institutional Memberships Established with Tsinghua University, the Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology, Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Ulm

We are pleased to announce that the following institutions have joined MDPI's institutional membership program as of 1 January 2016:

  • Tsinghua University, China
  • Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology (CSMNT)
  • Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • University of Ulm, Germany

Authors affiliated with these institutions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

 

 

5 January 2016
Safety, Fermentation, C-Journal of Carbon Research, Magnetochemistry, Batteries and Horticulturae Released Their First Issue in December 2015

We are pleased to announce that MDPI's open access journals Safety, Journal of Imaging, Fermentation, C-Journal of Carbon Research, Magnetochemistry, Batteries and Horticulturae released their first issue at the end of December 2015.

  

23 December 2015
Happy Festive Season!

Season's greetings from everyone at MDPI!

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17 December 2015
Institutional Membership Extension: University of Bern, Switzerland

We are pleased to announce that the University of Bern, Switzerland has not only renewed their institutional membership with MDPI after two years of successful cooperation, but also increased the reduction of the article processing charges (APCs) for affiliated authors to 25%.

 

17 December 2015
Institutional Membership with the University of Ulm and Helmholtz Zentrum Munich

We are pleased to announce that University of Ulm, Germany and Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, Germany has joined MDPI's institutional membership program:

Primary authors from the University of Ulm and Helmholtz Zentrum Munich will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 January 2016. Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

 

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9 December 2015
Membership Established with the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

We are pleased to announce that Virginia Tech has joined MDPI's institutional membership program. Authors from Virginia Tech will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 December 2015. Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

1 December 2015
Membership Established with the Technical University of Denmark and the University of North Florida

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

  • Technical University of Denmark (as of 1 November 2015)
  • University of North Florida, USA (as of 15 November 2015)

Primary authors from the Technical University of Denmark and the University of North Florida will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

16 November 2015
Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) Launched in Web of Science™

The Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) has been launched by Thomson Reuters as a new index in Web of Science™ alongside the established Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Web of Science™ thereby continues to reflect the growing importance of Open Access scholarly literature as nearly half of the newly incorporated journals are Open Access journals.

We are pleased to announce that 32 journals published by MDPI were selected for inclusion in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). Articles published after 1 January 2015 now appear in ESCI and Web of Science™. This will bring higher visibility to the published research, while they will continue to be under evaluation for SCIE or SSCI.

The following MDPI journals are covered by ESCI:

Journal Title
Established About the Journal
Algorithms 2008 Link
Agriculture 2011 Link
Agronomy 2011 Link
Biomolecules 2011 Link
Brain Sciences 2011 Link
Diagnostics 2011 Link
Membranes 2011 Link
Metabolites 2011 Link
Antibiotics 2012 Link
Antibodies 2012 Link
Antioxidants 2012 Link
Arts 2012 Link
Computers 2012 Link
Electronics 2012 Link
Foods 2012 Link
Journal of Clinical Medicine 2012 Link
Pathogens 2012 Link
Plants 2012 Link
Atoms 2013 Link
Chemosensors 2013 Link
Climate 2013 Link
Computation 2013 Link
Economies 2013 Link
Fibers 2013 Link
International Journal of Financial Studies 2013 Link
Journal of Developmental Biology 2013 Link
Mathematics 2013 Link
Processes 2013 Link
Publications 2013 Link
Risks 2013 Link
Systems 2013 Link
Vaccines 2013 Link

 

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

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2 October 2015
Membership Established with the University of Freiburg and the University of Regensburg

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

University of Freiburg, Germany
University of Regensburg, Germany

Primary authors from the University of Freiburg and the University of Regensburg will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 October 2015 and 1 November 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

10 August 2015
Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292) Accepted for Coverage in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that the journal Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292) was recently selected to be included in Scopus. Citations are expected to be available in Scopus soon.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and is published by Elsevier B.V. This means that the research you publish with Electronics will be more visible than ever. Electronics is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on the science of electronics and its applications.

6 February 2013
Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292) Covered by Chemical Abstracts (CAS)

We are pleased to announce that Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292) was recently selected to be included in the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS). Electronics will therefore be available through SciFinder®.

5 February 2013
Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292) Covered by INSPEC

We are pleased to announce that Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292) was recently selected to be included in INSPEC, a major indexing database of scientific and technical literature, published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). It will be covered starting from the March 2013 issue onwards.

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