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16 July 2024
Meet Us at the 14th International Conference on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Systems (CMCEE14), 18–22 August 2024, Budapest, Hungary


MDPI will attend the 14th International Conference on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Systems (CMCEE14), which will take place from 18 to 22 August 2024 at the Budapest Congress Center, Budapest, Hungary.

This conference series began in 1980s and has established a strong reputation for innovative presentations and information exchange regarding emerging ceramic technologies and their wide-ranging applications. CMCEE-14 will contain more than 30 symposia covering a wide range of topics, which will facilitate global dialogue and discussions with leading world experts in ceramic technologies concerning the sustainable development of society.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan to attend this conference, we invite you to visit our booth and converse with our delegates at booth #11 of the conference venue. We are excited to meet you in person and answer any questions that you may have. For further details about the conference, please visit the following website: https://akcongress.com/cmcee14/.

16 July 2024
Meet Us at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2024, 11–15 August 2024, Toronto, Canada


The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2024 will be held from 11 to 15 August 2024 in Toronto, Canada. The conference will be hosted by the International Water Association (IWA).

The areas of focus for the conference include the following:

  • Circular economy and resource recovery;
  • Climate-smart approaches to water and wastewater;
  • Digital transformation;
  • Innovation in technology and policy;
  • Wastewater surveillance;
  • Inclusive urban sanitation;
  • Nature-based solutions;
  • Inclusivity and equality;
  • Indigenous peoples;
  • Partnerships and multi-stakeholder collaboration.

The following MDPI journals will be represented at the conference:

If you are planning to attend the above conference, please feel free to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates also look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. Our booth number is #1204. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://worldwatercongress.org/.

15 July 2024
Energies 2024 Exceptional Reviewers List


We are thrilled to share the updated Exceptional Reviewers List 2024. This program was designed to recognize and honor scholars who have delivered consistently exceptional review reports to our journal. Committed to fostering rigorous research and promoting knowledge exchange, Energies (ISSN: 1996-1073) recognizes the significant role our reviewers play in maintaining the quality and integrity of the articles we publish. According to recent surveys conducted in 2023, 91% of our authors rate the peer review as good or excellent, thanks to our pool of excellent reviewers.

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the reviewers who have generously volunteered their time and expertise to assist in Energies’ peer-review process. Their dedication and attention to detail in evaluating manuscripts, offering valuable feedback, and contributing to academic rigor are truly commendable.

The Exceptional Reviewers List was introduced in March 2024. Each quarter, we will be selecting a group of outstanding reviewers and introduce them here.

Q1

Name: Dr. Michal Stosiak
Affiliation: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
Interview: “My experience of working with the journal as a reviewer has been positive. The review process has been smooth and to the high standards accepted in journals with a global reach. Contact with the Lead Editor is also good. The system for handling the review process is transparent and allows for a comprehensive assessment of the reviewed paper. In my opinion, the Lead Editors are highly competent and appropriately matched to the specifics of the journal”.
Interests: dynamics, hydrodynamics, hydraulics, vibrations, acoustic, composite, energy efficiency, water hammer, fluid dynamics, pump, valve, actuator

Name: Dr. Bao Jia
Affiliation: National Key Laboratory of Petroleum Resources and Engineering, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), Beijing 102249, China
Interests: shale gas; CO2; ERO; tight gas; geohermal; chemical; shale oil; unconvetional

Name: Dr. Dušan Medveď
Affiliation: Department of Electric Power Engineering, Technical University of Košice, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia
Interests: technical documentation in electrotechnics; electroheat technique; conversion of electric energy; simulation in electric power system; grid; microgrid; energy system; power quality

Name: Dr. Andrea Mariscotti
Affiliation: University of Genova, DITEN Via Opera Pia 11A 16145 Genova, Italy
Interests: railway electrification, electromagnetic compatibility, electromagnetic interference, power supply quality, switched mode power supplies, traction power supplies, dc-dc power convertors

Name: Dr. Murilo E. C. Bento
Affiliation: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Departamento de Engenharia Elétrica, Centro de Tecnologia, Cidade Universitaria 21941909 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Interests: power systems; small-signal stability; voltage stability; frequency stability; artificial intelligence; machine learning; genetic algorithm; neural network; particle swarm optimization; eigenvalues; oscillation; linear matrix inequalities; smart grid

11 July 2024
Meet Us at the 9th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2024), 25–27 July 2024, Toronto, Canada


MDPI will be attending the 9th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2024) that will be held in Canada, Toronto, from 25 to 27 July 2024.

IBPC 2024 is the ninth edition of the official triennial conference of the International Association of Building Physics (IABP). The IBPC conferences unite researchers, practitioners, educators, and students from the building science and building physics sectors worldwide.

The committee meets to exchange new research and innovative technologies and to discuss current and future challenges and sustainable solutions within building physics, while we support innovative discoveries related to climate change challenges.

The following MDPI journals will be represented at the conference:

Our representatives, Mr. David Hu and Mr. Zach Churcher, are eager to answer your questions and address any queries that you may have.

If you are planning to attend this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us at our booth. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.ibpc2024.org/.

10 July 2024
MDPI's Newly Launched Journals in June 2024

Five new journals covering multiple subjects have launched their inaugural issue in June 2024. We are excited to be able to share with you the newest research rooted in the value of open access.

We would like to express our deepest appreciation to all the Editorial Board Members and each journal will ensure its high-quality output using excellent editorial and rigorous peer review processes, to ensure that the articles achieve high impact and visibility.

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

Journal

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Journal Topics (Selected)

Anesthesia Research Logo

Prof. Dr. Marco Ranucci, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Italy
| Editorial | view inaugural issue

anaesthetic medications; blood and fluid management; pain management; critical care; critical illness | view journal scope | submit an article

Complications Logo

Dr. Giovanni E. Cacciamani, University of Southern California, USA
| Editorial | view inaugural issue

surgical/procedural complications; complications; perioperative adverse events; postoperative adverse events | view journal scope | submit an article

Laboratories Logo

Prof. Dr.  Gassan Hodaifa, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain
| Editorial | view inaugural issue

laboratory management; laboratory safety; protective equipment; laboratory problems and challenges; laboratory Innovation | view journal scope | submit an article

Pets Logo

Prof. Dr. Jan S. Suchodolski, Texas A&M University, USA
| Editorial | view inaugural issue

companion animals health and disease; veterinary care and nutrition; genetics and genomics; behavior and welfare; human-animal relations | view journal scope | submit an article

Real Estate Logo

Prof. Dr. Pierfrancesco De Paola, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
| Editorial | view inaugural issue

real estate appraisal; economic and financial valuation of real estate projects; sustainable real estate; housing and urban economics | view journal scope | submit an article

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

9 July 2024
Energies 2023 Editor of Distinction Award–Winners Announced

The editorial team of Energies (ISSN: 1996-1073) would like to congratulate the winners of the Energies 2023 Editor of Distinction Award, who were chosen by a selection committee chaired by the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Enrico Sciubba. Following a review process by the Award Evaluation Committee, six Editorial Board Members were selected as winners. The recipients are as follows.

Name: Prof. Dr. Attilio Converti
Affiliation: Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Chimica e di Ambientale, Scuola Politecnica, Università degli Studi di Genova, via Opera Pia 15, 16145 Genova, Italy
Interests: green chemical products

Name: Prof. Dr. Ahmed Abu-Siada
Affiliation: Discipline of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6102, Australia
Interests: condition monitoring; fault diagnosis; asset management; power electronics; power system stability quality and control; renewable energy; smart grids

Name: Dr. Carlos Miguel Costa
Affiliation: Centre of Physics, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
Interests: micro and nano polymer composites; energy storage; lithium-ion batteries; anode and cathode materials; separator membranes; sustainable batteries; printable batteries; dielectric properties

Name: Prof. Dr. David Borge-Diez
Affiliation: Department of Electrical, Systems and Automation Engineering, University of León, 24071 León, Spain
Interests: energy efficiency; energy economics; renewable energy; energy simulation; energy optimization

Name: Prof. Dr. Constantine D. Rakopoulos
Affiliation: Section of Thermal Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Heroon Polytechniou 9, 15780 Zografou, Athens, Greece
Interests: diesel engines; spark-ignition engines; combustion and emissions in engines; use of biofuels in engines

Name: Prof. Dr. Adolfo Dannier
Affiliation: Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, University of Napoli Federico II, 80125 Napoli, Italy
Interests: high-performance dynamic drives with PM motors; power electronic converters; fault tolerance in multilevel converters; power electronic transformer (PET); energy storage for the integration of renewable energy sources and recharge station for electric vehicle

5 July 2024
Meet Us at the CI’s 40th International Symposium—Emphasizing Energy Transition, 21–26 July 2024, Milan, Italy


MDPI will be attending the CI’s 40th International Symposium—Emphasizing Energy Transition, in Milan, Italy, which will take place from 21 to 26 July 2024. The event will be held at the Allianz MiCo Congress Center. The biennial symposium provides a scientific venue for sharing ideas and experiences on the applications of combustion.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are participating in this conference, please feel free to engage with us online prior to attendance. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person at booth #B16 and answering any questions you may have. For more information regarding the conference, please visit the following link: https://www.combustionsymposia.org/2024/.

2 July 2024
Meet Us at the 26th International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM 2024), 1–4 September 2024, Turin, Italy


MDPI will be attending the 26th International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM 2024) in Turin, Italy, which will take place from 1 to 4 September 2024. The International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM) has established itself as an influential and recognized international event, being the only major international conference that is entirely devoted to electrical machines. Started in London in 1974, ICEM is now held every two years.

The 26th International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM 2024) will be held at Politecnico di Torino (Italy), one of the most prestigious public institutions at both the international and Italian levels in the fields of education, research, technological transfer and services in all sectors of architecture and engineering.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are planning to attend the conference, please do visit our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.symposium.it/en/events/2024/26th-international-conference-on-electrical-machines-icem-2024.

24 June 2024
Energies 2022 Best Paper Award—Winning Papers Announced

The editorial team of Energies (ISSN: 1996-1073) would like to congratulate the winners of the Energies 2022 Best Paper Award, who were chosen by a selection committee chaired by the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Enrico Sciubba. Following a review process by the Award Evaluation Committee, ten reviews and ten article papers were selected as winners. The recipients are as follows:

Review Papers:
“A Review of the Latest Trends in the Use of Green Ammonia as an Energy Carrier in Maritime Industry”
by George Mallouppas, Constantina Ioannou and Elias Ar. Yfantis
Energies 2022, 15(4), 1453; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15041453  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/4/1453

“Electric Vehicles: V2G for Rapid, Safe, and Green EV Penetration”
by Abdullah Dik, Siddig Omer and Rabah Boukhanouf
Energies 2022, 15(3), 803; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030803
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/803

“Use of Sustainable Fuels in Aviation—A Review”
by Eduardo Cabrera and João M. Melo de Sousa
Energies 2022, 15(7), 2440; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15072440
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/7/2440

“Battery-Supercapacitor Energy Storage Systems for Electrical Vehicles: A Review”
by Diana Lemian and Florin Bode
Energies 2022, 15(15), 5683; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15155683
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/15/5683

“Chemical Looping Combustion: A Brief Overview”
by Tomasz Czakiert, Jaroslaw Krzywanski, Anna Zylka and Wojciech Nowak
Energies 2022, 15(4), 1563; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15041563
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/4/1563

“Virtual Collection for Distributed Photovoltaic Data: Challenges, Methodologies, and Applications”
by Leijiao Ge, Tianshuo Du, Changlu Li, Yuanliang Li, Jun Yan and Muhammad Umer Rafiq
Energies 2022, 15(23), 8783; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15238783
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/23/8783

“A Review of Thermochemical Conversion of Waste Biomass to Biofuels”
by Shivangi Jha, Sonil Nanda, Bishnu Acharya and Ajay K. Dalai
Energies 2022, 15(17), 6352; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15176352
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/17/6352

“A Photovoltaic Technology Review: History, Fundamentals and Applications”
by Ricardo A. Marques Lameirinhas, João Paulo N. Torres and João P. de Melo Cunha
Energies 2022, 15(5), 1823; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15051823
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/5/1823

“Hydrogen Storage in Geological Formations—The Potential of Salt Caverns”
by Aleksandra Małachowska, Natalia Łukasik, Joanna Mioduska and Jacek Gębicki
Energies 2022, 15(14), 5038; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15145038
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/14/5038

“Overview of Demand-Response Services: A Review”
by Daiva Stanelyte, Neringa Radziukyniene and Virginijus Radziukynas
Energies 2022, 15(5), 1659; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15051659
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/5/1659

Article Papers:
“The Role of Crypto Trading in the Economy, Renewable Energy Consumption and Ecological Degradation”
by Radosław Miśkiewicz, Krzysztof Matan and Jakub Karnowski
Energies 2022, 15(10), 3805; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15103805
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/10/3805

“Forecasting of Electric Load Using a Hybrid LSTM-Neural Prophet Model”
by Md Jamal Ahmed Shohan, Md Omar Faruque and Simon Y. Foo
Energies 2022, 15(6), 2158; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15062158
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/6/2158

“Agriculture 5.0: A New Strategic Management Mode for a Cut Cost and an Energy Efficient Agriculture Sector”
by Konstantina Ragazou, Alexandros Garefalakis, Eleni Zafeiriou and Ioannis Passas
Energies 2022, 15(9), 3113; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15093113
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/9/3113

“Deployment of Fuel Cell Vehicles and Hydrogen Refueling Station Infrastructure: A Global Overview and Perspectives”
by Remzi Can Samsun, Michael Rex, Laurent Antoni and Detlef Stolten
Energies 2022, 15(14), 4975; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15144975
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/14/4975

“The Impact of Agricultural Production Efficiency on Agricultural Carbon Emissions in China”
by Yong Zhu and Congjia Huo
Energies 2022, 15(12), 4464; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15124464
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/12/4464

“Geopolitical Risk as a Determinant of Renewable Energy Investments”
by Floros Flouros, Victoria Pistikou and Vasilios Plakandaras
Energies 2022, 15(4), 1498; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15041498
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/4/1498

“Clean and Affordable Energy within Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Governance Digitalization”
by Radoslaw Miskiewicz
Energies 2022, 15(24), 9571; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15249571
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/24/9571

“Challenges and Mitigation Measures in Power Systems with High Share of Renewables—The Australian Experience”
by Felipe Arraño-Vargas, Zhiwei Shen, Shan Jiang, John Fletcher and Georgios Konstantinou
Energies 2022, 15(2), 429; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15020429
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/2/429

“How Environmental Regulation, Digital Development and Technological Innovation Affect China’s Green Economy Performance: Evidence from Dynamic Thresholds and System GMM Panel Data Approaches”
by Lijiang Jia, Xiaoli Hu, Zhongwei Zhao, Bin He and Weiming Liu
Energies 2022, 15(3), 884; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030884
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/884

“A Convolutional Neural Network Approach for Estimation of Li-Ion Battery State of Health from Charge Profiles”
by Ephrem Chemali, Phillip J. Kollmeyer, Matthias Preindl, Youssef Fahmy and Ali Emadi
Energies 2022, 15(3), 1185; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15031185
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/1185

21 June 2024
Meet Us at the IX Symposium on Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Advanced Batteries (HYCELTEC 2024), 30 June–3 July 2024, Milazzo, Italy


MDPI will attend the IX Symposium on Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Advanced Batteries (HYCELTEC 2024), held from 30 June to 3 July 2024 in Milazzo, Italy.

HYCELTEC 2024 will be an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of topics related to fuel cells, hydrogen and batteries, bringing together researchers from academia, technological centers and industry.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

Energies;

Hydrogen;

WEVJ;

Batteries;

Polymers.

If you plan to attend this conference, we invite you to visit our booth and converse with our delegates. We are excited to meet you in person and address any questions you may have. For further details about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.hyceltec2024.it/.

20 June 2024
2023 Impact Factors for MDPI Journals Released


MDPI is pleased to announce the inclusion of 237 journals in the 2024 release of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and share the key results (see above).

This year, journals covered in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) received category ranks together with journals in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Overall, 139 MDPI journals indexed in ESCI are included in the new unified rankings for the first time.

Enhanced Comparability of Data

According to Clarivate, "the creation of unified category rankings [provides] a simpler and more complete category view for the evaluation of journal performance. [...] The category-first approach simplifies journal performance assessment with a holistic view of all journals in each subject category."

We are thrilled to announce that 72% of our ranked MDPI journals (171 of 237) are above average, in Q1 or Q2. Twenty-nine of our journals received their first Impact Factor this year, accounting for more than 5% of the journals accepted into the Web of Science last year.

MDPI Journals Ranked in JCR

The following data includes all MDPI journals indexed in SCIE, SSCI, ESCI and AHCI.

Journal

Impact Factor

Rank Quartile

Category

Acoustics

1.3

Q3

Acoustics

Actuators

2.2

Q2

Engineering, Mechanical

Q2

Instruments & Instrumentation

Administrative Sciences

3.0

Q2

Management

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

1.8

Q3

Respiratory System

Aerospace

2.1

Q2

Engineering, Aerospace

Agriculture

3.3

Q1

Agronomy

Agriengineering

3.0

Q2

Agricultural Engineering

Agronomy

3.3

Q1

Agronomy

Q1

Plant Sciences

AI

3.1

Q2

Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

Q2

Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications

Algorithms

1.8

Q3

Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

Q2

Computer Science, Theory & Methods

Animals

2.7

Q1

Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science

Q1

Veterinary Sciences

Antibiotics

4.3

Q1

Infectious Diseases

Q1

Pharmacology & Pharmacy

Antibodies

3.0

Q3

Immunology

Antioxidants

6.0

Q1

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Q1

Chemistry, Medicinal

Q1

Food Science & Technology

Applied Sciences

2.5

Q2

Chemistry, Multidisciplinary

Q1

Engineering, Multidisciplinary

Q3

Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

Q2

Physics, Applied

Applied System Innovation

3.8

Q2

Computer Science, Information Systems

Q2

Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

Q2

Telecommunications

Arts

0.3

N/A

Humanities, Multidisciplinary

Atmosphere

2.5

Q3

Environmental Sciences

Q3

Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences

Atoms

1.7

Q3

Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Chemical

Audiology Research

2.1

Q1

Audiology & Speech-language Pathology

Axioms

1.9

Q1

Mathematics, Applied

Batteries

4.6

Q2

Electrochemistry

Q2

Energy & Fuels

Q2

Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

Behavioral Sciences

2.5

Q2

Psychology, Multidisciplinary

Beverages

3.0

Q2

Food Science & Technology

Big Data and Cognitive Computing

3.7

Q2

Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

Q2

Computer Science, Information Systems

Q1

Computer Science, Theory & Methods

Bioengineering

3.8

Q2

Engineering, Biomedical

Biology

3.6

Q1

Biology

Biomedicines

3.9

Q2

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Q2

Medicine, Research & Experimental

Q1

Pharmacology & Pharmacy

Biomimetics

3.4

Q1

Engineering, Multidisciplinary

Q3

Materials Science, Biomaterials

Biomolecules

4.8

Q1

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Biosensors

4.9

Q1

Chemistry, Analytical

Q1

Instruments & Instrumentation

Q2

Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

Biotech

2.7

Q3

Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology

Birds

1.5

Q1

Ornithology

Brain Sciences

2.7

Q3

Neurosciences

Buildings

3.1

Q2

Construction & Building Technology

Q2

Engineering, Civil

C-Journal of Carbon Research

3.9

Q2

Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

Cancers

4.5

Q1

Oncology

Cardiogenetics

0.5

Q4

Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems

Catalysts

3.8

Q2

Chemistry, Physical

Cells

5.1

Q2

Cell Biology

Ceramics

2.7

Q1

Materials Science, Ceramics

Q3

Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

Chemengineering

2.8

Q2

Engineering, Chemical

Chemistry

2.4

Q3

Chemistry, Multidisciplinary

Chemosensors

3.7

Q2

Chemistry, Analytical

Q2

Electrochemistry

Q1

Instruments & Instrumentation

Children

2.0

Q2

Pediatrics

Clean Technologies

4.0

Q2

Engineering, Environmental

Q2

Environmental Sciences

Q3

Green & Sustainable Science & Technology

Climate

3.0

Q2

Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences

Clinics and Practice

1.7

Q2

Medicine, General & Internal

Clocks & Sleep

2.1

Q3

Clinical Neurology

Q3

Neurosciences

Coatings

2.9

Q2

Materials Science, Coatings & Films

Q3

Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

Q2

Physics, Applied

Colloids and Interfaces

2.5

Q3

Chemistry, Physical

Computation

1.9

Q2

Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications

Computers

2.6

Q2

Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications

Condensed Matter

1.9

Q3

Physics, Condensed Matter

Cosmetics

3.4

Q2

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Q2

Dermatology

Cryptography

1.8

Q3

Computer Science, Information Systems

Q2

Computer Science, Theory & Methods

Crystals

2.4

Q2

Crystallography

Q3

Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

Current Issues in Molecular Biology

2.8

Q3

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Current Oncology

2.8

Q2

Oncology

Data

2.2

Q3

Computer Science, Information Systems

Q2

Multidisciplinary Sciences

Dentistry Journal

2.5

Q2

Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine

Dermatopathology

1.6

Q3

Dermatology

Diabetology

2.4

Q3

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Diagnostics

3.0

Q1

Medicine, General & Internal

Diseases

2.9

Q2

Medicine, Research & Experimental

Diversity

2.1

Q2

Biodiversity Conservation

Q3

Ecology

Drones

4.4

Q1

Remote Sensing

Earth

2.1

Q3

Environmental Sciences

Q3

Geosciences, Multidisciplinary

Ecologies

1.7

Q3

Ecology

Econometrics

1.1

Q3

Economics

Economies

2.1

Q2

Economics

Education Sciences

2.5

Q1

Education & Educational Research

Electronics

2.6

Q2

Computer Science, Information Systems

Q2

Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

Q2

Physics, Applied

Energies

3.0

Q3

Energy & Fuels

Entropy

2.1

Q2

Physics, Multidisciplinary

Environments

3.5

Q2

Environmental Sciences

Epigenomes

2.5

Q3

Genetics & Heredity

European Burn Journal

1.0

Q4

Critical Care Medicine

Q4

Dermatology

European Journal of Investigation in Health Psychology and Education

3.0

Q1

Psychology, Clinical

Fermentation

3.3

Q2

Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology

Fibers

4.0

Q2

Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

Fire

3.0

Q2

Ecology

Q1

Forestry

Fishes

2.1

Q2

Fisheries

Q2

Marine & Freshwater Biology

Fluids

1.8

Q3

Mechanics

Q3

Physics, Fluids & Plasmas

Foods

4.7

Q1

Food Science & Technology

Forecasting

2.3

Q2

Multidisciplinary Sciences

Forests

2.4

Q1

Forestry

Fractal and Fractional

3.6

Q1

Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications

Fuels

2.7

Q3

Energy & Fuels

Q3

Engineering, Chemical

Future Internet

2.8

Q2

Computer Science, Information Systems

Galaxies

3.2

Q2

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Games

0.6

Q4

Economics

Q4

Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications

Q4

Social Sciences, Mathematical Methods

Gastroenterology Insights

1.5

Q3

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Gastrointestinal Disorders

0.9

Q4

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Gels

5.0

Q1

Polymer Science

Genealogy

0.8

Q3

Ethnic Studies

Q4

Family Studies

Q3

Sociology

Genes

2.8

Q2

Genetics & Heredity

Geosciences

2.4

Q2

Geosciences, Multidisciplinary

Geriatrics

2.1

Q3

Geriatrics & Gerontology

Healthcare

2.4

Q2

Health Care Sciences & Services

Q2

Health Policy & Services

Hemato

0.9

Q4

Hematology

Hematology Reports

1.1

Q4

Hematology

Heritage

2.0

N/A

Humanities, Multidisciplinary

Q2

Multidisciplinary Sciences

Horticulturae

3.1

Q1

Horticulture

Humanities

0.3

N/A

Humanities, Multidisciplinary

Hydrology

3.1

Q2

Water Resources

Immuno

2.1

Q4

Immunology

Infectious Disease Reports

3.4

Q2

Infectious Diseases

Informatics

3.4

Q2

Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications

Information

2.4

Q3

Computer Science, Information Systems

Infrastructures

2.7

Q2

Construction & Building Technology

Q2

Engineering, Civil

Q2

Transportation Science & Technology

Inorganics

3.1

Q2

Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear

Insects

2.7

Q1

Entomology

International Journal of Financial Studies

2.1

Q2

Business, Finance

International Journal of Molecular Sciences

4.9

Q1

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Q2

Chemistry, Multidisciplinary

International Journal of Neonatal Screening

4.0

Q1

Genetics & Heredity

Q1

Pediatrics

International Journal of Turbomachinery Propulsion and Power

1.3

Q2

Engineering, Aerospace

Q3

Engineering, Mechanical

Inventions

2.1

Q2

Engineering, Multidisciplinary

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information

2.8

Q2

Computer Science, Information Systems

Q2

Geography, Physical

Q2

Remote Sensing

Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease

2.4

Q2

Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems

Journal of Clinical Medicine

3.0

Q1

Medicine, General & Internal

Journal of Composites Science

3.0

Q2

Materials Science, Composites

Journal of Developmental Biology

2.2

Q3

Developmental Biology

Journal of Functional Biomaterials

5.0

Q1

Engineering, Biomedical

Q2

Materials Science, Biomaterials

Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology

2.6

Q1

Sport Sciences

Journal of Fungi

4.2

Q2

Microbiology

Q1

Mycology

Journal of Imaging

2.7

Q3

Imaging Science & Photographic Technology

Journal of Intelligence

2.8

Q1

Psychology, Multidisciplinary

Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications

1.6

Q3

Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing

3.3

Q2

Engineering, Manufacturing

Q1

Engineering, Mechanical

Q2

Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

2.7

Q1

Engineering, Marine

Q2

Engineering, Ocean

Q2

Oceanography

Journal of Personalized Medicine

3.0

Q2

Health Care Sciences & Services

Q1

Medicine, General & Internal

Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks

3.3

Q2

Computer Science, Information Systems

Q2

Telecommunications

Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research

5.1

Q1

Business

Journal of Xenobiotics

6.8

Q1

Toxicology

Journal of Zoological and Botanical Gardens

2.1

Q2

Biodiversity Conservation

Journalism and Media

2.0

Q2

Communication

Land

3.2

Q2

Environmental Studies

Languages

0.9

N/A

Language & Linguistics

Q2

Linguistics

Laws

1.3

Q1

Law

Life

3.2

Q1

Biology

Logistics

3.6

Q2

Management

Q2

Operations Research & Management Science

Lubricants

3.1

Q2

Engineering, Mechanical

Machine Learning and Knowledge Extraction

4.0

Q2

Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

Q2

Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications

Q2

Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

Machines

2.1

Q3

Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

Q2

Engineering, Mechanical

Magnetochemistry

2.6

Q2

Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear

Q3

Chemistry, Physical

Q3

Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

Marine Drugs

4.9

Q1

Chemistry, Medicinal

Q1

Pharmacology & Pharmacy

Materials

3.1

Q3

Chemistry, Physical

Q2

Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

Q1

Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering

Q2

Physics, Applied

Q2

Physics, Condensed Matter

Mathematical and Computational Applications

1.9

Q2

Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications

Mathematics

2.3

Q1

Mathematics

Medicina

2.4

Q1

Medicine, General & Internal

Membranes

3.3

Q2

Chemistry, Physical

Q2

Engineering, Chemical

Q2

Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

Q2

Polymer Science

Metabolites

3.4

Q2

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Metals

2.6

Q3

Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

Q2

Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering

Methods and Protocols

2.3

Q3

Biochemical Research Methods

Microbiology Research

2.1

Q3

Microbiology

Micromachines

3.0

Q2

Chemistry, Analytical

Q2

Instruments & Instrumentation

Q3

Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

Q2

Physics, Applied

Microorganisms

4.1

Q2

Microbiology

Minerals

2.2

Q2

Geochemistry & Geophysics

Q2

Mineralogy

Q2

Mining & Mineral Processing

Modelling

1.3

Q3

Engineering, Multidisciplinary

Molbank

0.6

Q4

Chemistry, Organic

Molecules

4.2

Q2

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Q2

Chemistry, Multidisciplinary

Multimodal Technologies and Interaction

2.4

Q3

Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

Q2

Computer Science, Cybernetics

Q3

Computer Science, Information Systems

Nanomaterials

4.4

Q2

Chemistry, Multidisciplinary

Q2

Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

Q2

Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

Q2

Physics, Applied

Neurology International

3.2

Q2

Clinical Neurology

Neurosci

1.6

Q3

Clinical Neurology

Q4

Neurosciences

Nitrogen

1.6

Q4

Environmental Sciences

Non-Coding RNA

3.6

Q2

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Q2

Genetics & Heredity

Nursing Reports

2.4

Q1

Nursing

Nutrients

4.8

Q1

Nutrition & Dietetics

Oceans

1.5

Q3

Marine & Freshwater Biology

Q3

Oceanography

Optics

1.1

Q4

Optics

Organics

1.4

Q3

Chemistry, Organic

Particles

1.7

Q3

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Q2

Physics, Nuclear

Q3

Physics, Particles & Fields

Pathogens

3.3

Q2

Microbiology

Pathophysiology

2.7

Q2

Pathology

Pediatric Reports

1.4

Q3

Pediatrics

Pharmaceuticals

4.3

Q2

Chemistry, Medicinal

Q1

Pharmacology & Pharmacy

Pharmaceutics

4.9

Q1

Pharmacology & Pharmacy

Pharmacy

2.0

Q3

Pharmacology & Pharmacy

Philosophies

0.6

Q2

History & Philosophy of Science

N/A

Philosophy

Photonics

2.1

Q2

Optics

Physics

1.5

Q2

Physics, Multidisciplinary

Plants

4.0

Q1

Plant Sciences

Plasma

1.9

Q3

Physics, Fluids & Plasmas

Polymers

4.7

Q1

Polymer Science

Polysaccharides

4.7

Q1

Polymer Science

Processes

2.8

Q2

Engineering, Chemical

Prosthesis

2.8

Q4

Materials Science, Biomaterials

Proteomes

4.0

Q2

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Psychiatry International

1.2

Q4

Psychiatry

Publications

4.6

Q1

Information Science & Library Science

Quantum Beam Science

1.3

Q3

Instruments & Instrumentation

Q3

Materials Science, Characterization & Testing

Q4

Quantum Science & Technology

Quaternary

2.3

Q2

Geosciences, Multidisciplinary

Reactions

2.2

Q3

Chemistry, Multidisciplinary

Recycling

4.6

Q2

Green & Sustainable Science & Technology

Religions

0.7

N/A

Religion

Remote Sensing

4.2

Q2

Environmental Sciences

Q1

Geosciences, Multidisciplinary

Q2

Imaging Science & Photographic Technology

Q2

Remote Sensing

Reports

0.8

Q3

Medicine, General & Internal

Reproductive Medicine

1.1

Q4

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Q4

Reproductive Biology

Resources

3.6

Q2

Environmental Sciences

Q3

Green & Sustainable Science & Technology

Risks

2.0

Q2

Business, Finance

Robotics

2.9

Q2

Robotics

Safety

1.8

Q3

Public, Environmental & Occupational Health

Scientia Pharmaceutica

2.3

Q3

Pharmacology & Pharmacy

Sensors

3.4

Q2

Chemistry, Analytical

Q2

Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

Q2

Instruments & Instrumentation

Separations

2.5

Q3

Chemistry, Analytical

Sexes

1.2

Q2

Medicine, General & Internal

Q3

Psychology, Multidisciplinary

Q2

Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary

Q2

Womens Studies

Smart Cities

7.0

Q1

Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

Q1

Urban Studies

Social Sciences

1.7

Q2

Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary

Societies

1.7

Q2

Sociology

Soil Systems

2.9

Q2

Soil Science

Solids

2.4

Q3

Chemistry, Physical

Q3

Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

Sports

2.2

Q2

Sport Sciences

Stats

0.9

Q4

Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications

Q3

Statistics & Probability

Surfaces

2.3

Q3

Chemistry, Physical

Q3

Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

Surgical Techniques Development

0.1

Q4

Surgery

Sustainability

3.3

Q2

Environmental Sciences

Q2

Environmental Studies

Q3

Green & Sustainable Science & Technology

Symmetry

2.2

Q2

Multidisciplinary Sciences

Systems

2.3

Q1

Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary

Technologies

4.2

Q1

Engineering, Multidisciplinary

Telecom

2.1

Q3

Telecommunications

Thalassemia Reports

0.6

Q4

Hematology

Tomography

2.2

Q2

Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging

Toxics

3.9

Q2

Environmental Sciences

Q1

Toxicology

Toxins

3.9

Q2

Food Science & Technology

Q1

Toxicology

Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease

2.8

Q2

Infectious Diseases

Q2

Parasitology

Q1

Tropical Medicine

Universe

2.5

Q2

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Q2

Physics, Particles & Fields

Urban Science

2.1

Q3

Environmental Sciences

Q3

Environmental Studies

Q2

Geography

Q3

Regional & Urban Planning

Q2

Urban Studies

Vaccines

5.2

Q1

Immunology

Q1

Medicine, Research & Experimental

Vehicles

2.4

Q2

Engineering, Mechanical

Q2

Transportation Science & Technology

Veterinary Sciences

2.0

Q2

Veterinary Sciences

Vibration

1.9

Q3

Engineering, Mechanical

Q3

Mechanics

Viruses

3.8

Q2

Virology

Water

3.0

Q2

Environmental Sciences

Q2

Water Resources

World

2.0

Q2

Economics

Q2

Political Science

Q1

Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary

World Electric Vehicle Journal

2.6

Q2

Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

Q2

Transportation Science & Technology

Source: 2023 Journal Impact Factors, Journal Citation Reports TM (Clarivate, 2024)


About MDPI

A pioneer in scholarly, open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. MDPI is leading the transition to open science by making more research free and accessible to everyone. Over 3.5 million researchers have entrusted MDPI with publishing their scientific discoveries. MDPI’s editorial process is bolstered by a network of dedicated reviewers, a team of 6000 professional, well-trained staff members, and an in-house article submission platform that was designed to ensure efficient processes within its 440 fully open access titles.

14 June 2024
Meet Us at the World Conference on Carbon 2024, 14–19 July 2024, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China


The World Conference on Carbon 2024 will be held from 14 to 19 July 2024, in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. The conference is co-organized by the Shenzhen Science Technology and Innovation Commission, Shenzhen University of Advanced Technology, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, and Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Topics include the following:

  • Nanocarbons: graphene, graphdiyne, CNTs, and fullerenes;
  • Graphite, diamond, porous carbon, coal, coke, etc.;
  • Carbon fiber and their composites;
  • Carbon for energy storage and conversion;
  • Carbon for environment;
  • Carbon for biology, health, and medicine;
  • Carbon for electronics and optoelectronics;
  • Carbon 2024 Emerging Young Scientist Symposium.

The following MDPI journals will be represented in the conference:

  • C — Journal of Carbon Research;
  • Bioengineering;
  • Materials;
  • Sustainability;
  • Fibers;
  • Molecules;
  • Electrochem;
  • Surfaces;
  • Energies;
  • Chemosensors.
If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person at booth #11 and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: http://carbon2024.sz-graphene.ac.cn/eindex.html.

11 June 2024
Meet Us at the 22nd International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB), 16–21 June 2024, Hong Kong, China


MDPI will be attending the 22nd International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (IMLB) 2024 in Hong Kong, China, which will take place from 16 to 21 June 2024. IMLB 2024 is a premier international conference on lithium battery science and technology, as well as current and future applications in transportation, commercial, aerospace, biomedical, and other promising sectors. Convening in Hong Kong, the conference is expected to draw 2,000 experts, researchers, and company representatives involved in the lithium battery field. This international meeting will discuss recent progress in advanced lithium batteries for energy storage and conversion. The meeting will focus on both basic and applied research findings that have led to improved Li battery materials, and to the understanding of the fundamental processes that determine and control electrochemical performance.

The following MDPI journals will be represented at the conference:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us at our booth #D06. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have.

11 June 2024
Energies Receives an Increased CiteScore of 6.2


We are pleased to inform you that Energies (ISSN: 1996-1073) has received a heightened CiteScore of 6.2.

CiteScore provides transparent metrics that enable well-informed publishing strategy, library collection development, and the benchmarking of journal performance. It is now a standard citation metric alongside SNIP and SJR that gives an up-to-date view of a journal’s impact.

The 2023 CiteScore provides an assessment of the scientific influence of journals in the 2020 to 2023 period.

This is a reflection of the excellent performance, support, and dedication of all journal editors, reviewers, authors, and readers.

Energies’ CiteScore ranks as follows:

  • Q1 (19 out of 130) in the “Control and Optimization” category;
  • Q1 (36 out of 204) in the “Engineering (miscellaneous)” category;
  • Q2 (200 out of 797) in the “Electrical and Electronic Engineering” category;
  • Q2 (25 out of 78) in the “Energy (miscellaneous)” category;
  • Q2 (40 out of 128) in the “Fuel Technology” category;
  • Q2 (78 out of 272) in the “Energy Engineering and Power Technology” category;
  • Q2 (103 out of 270) in the “Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment” category.

For more journal statistics, please visit https://www.mdpi.com/journal/energies/stats.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the journal.

Energies Editorial Office

7 June 2024
MDPI Calls for Greater Open Access to Science for Ocean Protection

On UNESCO’s 2024 Oceans Day, MDPI encourages the scientific community to increase the accessibility of ocean research to accelerate ocean conservation.

Basel, Switzerland, June 7, 2024: MDPI, a leading open access (OA) publisher, is proud to announce its active support for World Oceans Day 2024, celebrated under UNESCO’s Ocean Decade framework. MDPI’s CEO, Stefan Tochev hopes that “the latest ocean research can be made freely accessible to help empower scientists and communities at large to save our oceans,” under UNESCO’s Ocean Decade until 2030.

Open Access: A Catalyst for Ocean Action

MDPI’s presence at the UNESCO Ocean Decade Conference 2024 highlights our unwavering commitment to using OA to advance ocean science, support research communities, and promote sustainable ocean management.

"Our involvement in the UNESCO Ocean Decade Conference underscores MDPI's commitment to the underfunded Ocean SDG. By promoting OA to scientific articles and books on SDGs, we aim to inspire critical actions," said Tochev. "Our initiatives, like the World Sustainability Award and Emerging Sustainability Award, further demonstrate our dedication to advancing sustainability.”

Showcasing MDPI’s Contributions to Ocean Research

Over the past three years, MDPI has published 30,000 papers focused on ocean research and related topics. Key MDPI journals contributing to this body of work include:

  • Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (4.9k papers)
  • Remote Sensing (2.6k papers)
  • Sustainability (2k papers)
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) (1.7k papers)
  • Marine Drugs (1.5k papers)
  • Water (1.5k papers)

These publications highlight MDPI’s contributions to ocean science, reinforcing our role in the broader sustainability agenda by promoting blue innovation and economy.

Additionally, MDPI has launched Oceans, an international, peer-reviewed forum specifically aimed at publishing studies related to all branches of oceanography with an emphasis on the functioning of the ocean and the sustainable use of its resources and ecosystem services.

Affirming MDPI’s Commitment to Ocean Science

MDPI’s commitment to OA is pivotal in addressing critical global challenges, from climate change to ocean sustainability. Our efforts resonate with Outcome 4 of the UNESCO Ocean Decade action roadmap: an accessible ocean with open and equitable access to data, information, technology, and innovation. By aligning with UNESCO’s goals, MDPI continues to contribute to shaping a sustainable future for our oceans, reinforcing our position as a forward-thinking publisher dedicated to environmental stewardship and scientific excellence.


For more information, contact Rui Duarte at [email protected] or +41764313242.


About MDPI

A pioneer in scholarly, open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. MDPI is leading the transition to open science by making more research free and accessible to everyone. Over 3.5 million researchers have entrusted MDPI with publishing their scientific discoveries. MDPI’s editorial process is bolstered by a network of dedicated reviewers, a team of over 6000 professional, well-trained staff members, and an in-house article submission platform that was designed to ensure efficient processes within its 430 fully open access titles.

 

5 June 2024
MDPI Sets a New Benchmark for Publishing Excellence


95% of authors rate MDPI’s publication process as excellent or good, setting a new benchmark in scientific publishing – reveals 2023 Annual Report. 

Basel, Switzerland, June 4, 2024: MDPI, the leading open access (OA) publisher, proudly announces the release of its 2023 Annual Report, detailing remarkable achievements and reaffirming its leadership in advancing OA publishing. In 2023, MDPI received 655,065 submissions, of which 285,244 articles were published. The company now commands a 17% market share in gold open access articles, with a median publication time of six weeks.

Stefan Tochev, MDPI's CEO, stated, "As a pioneer in open access publishing, MDPI has long been a game-changer in the scholarly community, serving millions of authors around the world to ensure the latest research is freely available. Reflecting on our incredible journey at MDPI, 2023 has been marked by growth in paper submissions, ambitious projects and initiatives aimed at improving our internal processes and delivering top-notch services to our scientists."

MDPI's 2023 Annual Report highlights several key achievements:

  • 17% market share in gold open access articles across all disciplines.
  • Record satisfaction rates: 95% of authors, 82% of reviewers, and 85% of guest editors.
  • Enhanced editorial standards and feedback processes.
  • Increased reach and impact with 54 new MDPI journal inclusions in Scopus, 29 in Web of Science, and 77 in DOAJ.

MDPI’s unwavering commitment to advancing OA has transformed the landscape of scholarly publishing, making high-quality research freely accessible to the global scientific community. The continuous improvement in our editorial standards and feedback processes underscores MDPI’s dedication to ensuring academic integrity and excellence.

Global Reach and Collaboration

MDPI’s global footprint continues to expand, with authors from diverse regions: 37% from Asia/Pacific, 36% from Europe, 15% from the Americas, and 12% from other parts of the world. The company’s fully OA platform attracted nearly 14 million monthly visitors in 2023, reflecting its widespread influence in the scientific community.

Commitment to Partnerships

With over 800 institutional partners, MDPI continues to demonstrate its dedication to providing reliable and collaborative publishing services. The introduction of a transparent flat-fee model highlights MDPI's ongoing efforts to enhance affordability and support to the academic community. For more details read our 2023 Annual Report.

For more information, contact Rui Duarte at [email protected] or +41764313242.


About MDPI

A pioneer in scholarly, open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. MDPI is leading the transition to open science by making more research free and accessible to everyone. Over 3.5 million researchers have entrusted MDPI with publishing their scientific discoveries. MDPI’s editorial process is bolstered by a network of dedicated reviewers, a team of over 6000 professional, well-trained staff members, and an in-house article submission platform that was designed to ensure efficient processes within its 430 fully open access titles.

 

4 June 2024
MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter #12 - First Term as CEO, Tu Youyou Award, Books Report

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Renewed Term as CEO of MDPI

I released the first CEO Letter at the end of June 2023, reflecting on my first month as CEO. Looking back at the first release, I’m pleased to see a marked consistency of content – from talking about open access (OA) and highlighting the great work being done at MDPI, to bringing together the science community with our conferences and building relations with our editorial board members and our industry as a whole.

For example, in the first letter, I highlighted our meeting with Dr. Eric O. Freed, the founding and current Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of our journal Viruses. Meeting with Eric is a pleasure, as he has a strong commitment and clear vision for the journal. 

On 21 May, 2024 we met with EiC Prof. Dr. Antonino Carbone, and Section EiC Prof. Dr. Alberto Signore (pictured on the left), of our journal Hemato (tracked for Impact Factor, and indexed in Scopus), showing our continued and active collaboration with our chief editors to develop the visions for the journal. Over the course of the day, we gathered feedback and gained an understanding of the journal's expectations and focus on strategic growth.

Reflections on my first year as CEO: achievements and initiatives

During my first year as CEO, there have been many remarkable moments, including a strong focus on bringing people together, focusing on company communications and performance.

According to a recent study of 3,400 people across 10 countries, “Managers impact employees’ mental health (69%) more than doctors (51%) or therapists (41%) — and even the same as a partner (69%).” This is an important topic for me, and perhaps that’s why I place a high value on management culture due to its tangible impact on people’s lives.

When I joined MDPI, I created a weekly meet-up for the Corporate Marketing department and their team leads. On the final Thursday of every month, we hold a Global Marketing meet-up to present projects, share knowledge, and conduct training. For years, I’ve maintained the tradition of ending each of our monthly global calls with a group photo to boost morale, motivation, and productivity, and to finish on a positive note.

In keeping with this, when I stepped into the role of CEO, I launched a bi-weekly management meeting, chairing over 20 MDPI Management Team meetings in my first year. These sessions provide an opportunity for managers to present their team’s work, focusing on their achievements and the challenges they face, while at the same time creating space for sharing knowledge.

“I firmly believe that OA is the future of publishing”

I co-organized and co-led the 2023 MDPI Strategy Management meeting this past October, from which we established an Executive Task Force that meets monthly to prioritize projects aimed at building MDPI into the world’s most trusted publisher. To achieve our goals, we as managers need to maintain collaborative communication and connect to the bigger picture.

As CEO, I focused on leadership communication by publishing 12 CEO Letters, one for each month of my tenure, to share more about MDPI news and achievements. I also produced ten videos to help further communicate our message.

I was happy to attend eight publishing and conference events, including STM in Frankfurt and Washington, APE, and R2R, and facilitate critical company meetings with Elsevier, Web of Science, ResearchGate, DOAJ, and others. It was a pleasure to meet and have discussions with key organizations and governing bodies such as CAS in China and ANVUR in Italy.

The best part was the opportunity to visit seven MDPI offices across Europe and Asia-Pacific, meeting with local managers and colleagues and supporting them in person. As part of this, I conducted training sessions while continuing to lead the Corporate Marketing department.

Looking ahead

My goal for my second year as CEO is to continue building on the initiatives from the past, including leadership communications, public relations, educational marketing, and company culture, while representing MDPI to the best of my ability. Additionally, I have a few new projects I hope to launch that I believe will be valuable to MDPI and the industry at large.

I firmly believe that OA is the future of publishing, and I am grateful to be in a position to advocate for this belief as part of MDPI, the world's leading open access publisher.

Thank you to our staff and industry friends for your genuine support in this role.

Impactful Research

Nominations Open for the Prestigious Tu Youyou Award 2024

I am pleased to share that MDPI has opened nominations for the 2024 Tu Youyou Award, a prestigious recognition established in honour of Professor Tu Youyou, Nobel Laureate, whose work has significantly transformed the global fight against malaria.

The Tu Youyou Award offers CHF 100,000

In 2015, Professor Tu Youyou was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of artemisinin, significantly reducing mortality rates from malaria and shaping global health policies. Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) are now the standard treatment endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), saving countless lives, especially in regions heavily burdened by malaria.

MDPI Special Issue

To mark Professor Tu’s 80th birthday in 2009, MDPI’s journal Molecules issued a Special Issue focusing on her contributions to medical research. Recognizing her continuous contribution, MDPI created the Tu Youyou Award in 2016 to honour outstanding achievements in natural products and medicinal chemistry.

The deadline for nominations is 31 December 2024

Nominations are open to scientists excelling in natural products and medicinal chemistry. Eligible nominators include academic institutes, universities, and societies. The deadline for nominations is 31 December 2024, with the winners to be announced on 30 April 2025. The Tu Youyou Award offers CHF 100,000, split equally among the winners.

MDPI encourages the academic community to nominate individuals who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in line with Professor Tu’s legacy. This award not only honours individual achievement but also encourages further scientific exploration and discovery in critical areas of medicine.

This award embodies our deep commitment to groundbreaking research that drives societal progress and celebrates the legacy of one of the greatest medical innovators of our time.

Inside MDPI

2023 MDPI Books Report

In past CEO letters, I have highlighted our publishing process and the impactful peer-reviewed articles that represent the core output of scholarly publishing. However, scholarly books are another pillar of publishing that MDPI also services, which our core audience may not be fully aware of. In this section, I highlight the 2023 MDPI Books report, released by our MDPI Books team in May 2024.

Download the 2023 MDPI Books Report

In the report, you will find a summary of MDPI Books’ 10th anniversary, the books indexed in the Web of Science Book Citation Index, our market outreach, and our outlook for 2024.

MDPI Books celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2023

MDPI Books published its first OA Reprint, “From the Renaissance to the Modern World,” in 2013. Over the past ten years, MDPI Books has seen a significant increase in both the volume and nature of published Reprints. As of December 2023, our catalogue includes a total of 7,369 Reprints, with 1,811 of them added in 2023 alone. MDPI Books includes monographs, book series, edited books and reprints of special issues and topical collections, among other book types.

We’re also celebrating the 10-year MDPI anniversary of Laura Wagner, Head of MDPI Books.

Laura Wagner (Head of Books Division)

Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and History from the University of Basel. After her studies, she started her career at an art gallery in Basel.

Since joining MDPI in 2014, Laura has held several roles within the company. This included editorial work, development of reprint and book services, and the temporary management of the journal Arts.

Currently Laura holds the role of Head of Books Division and is in charge of the development and strategic direction of MDPI Books.

MDPI Books indexed in Web of Science Book Citation Index

Another milestone in 2023 was the indexing of four book titles in the Web of Science Book Citation Index. The indexing of our open access books is crucial for their reach and accessibility, ensuring higher visibility within the open science community.

  1. Self-Representation in an Expanded Field: From Self-Portraiture to Selfie, Contemporary Art in the Social Media Age by editor Ace Lehner
  2. Towards Socially Integrative Cities: Perspectives on Urban Sustainability in Europe and China by editors Bernhard Müller, Jian Liu, Jianming Cai, Paulina Schiappacasse, Hans-Martin Neumann, and Baojun Yang
  3. Transitioning to Gender Equality by editors Christa Binswanger and Andrea Zimmermann
  4. Under Construction: Performing Critical Identity by editor Marie-Anne Kohl

If you would like to learn more about MDPI Books, please visit: www.mdpi.com/books

If you are thinking of writing or editing a book, you can submit your proposal at www.mdpi.com/books/publish-with-us, or email us at [email protected].

Coming Together for Science

Polymers 2024 – Polymers for a Safe and Sustainable Future

Our conference team successfully managed the Polymers 2024 – Polymers for a Safe and Sustainable Future international conference which took place from 28–31 May 2024 in Athens, Greece. The conference was chaired by Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Bikiaris and Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Triantafyllidis from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and Dr. Ioanna Deligkiozi from AXIA Innovation, Germany. In total, the conference had 259 accepted abstracts and over 300 attendees from 22 different countries.

The conference featured three keynote speakers and 12 invited speakers, including esteemed scholars from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Canada. It included 60 selected talks and 189 posters, chosen by the 24 members of the Scientific Committee along with the three Conference Chairs. The event explored the latest scientific advancements and innovations in polymer science, focusing on creating safe, sustainable, and environmentally friendly materials. Emphasizing green polymer chemistry and the use of bioresources, the conference promoted the synthesis of biobased and biodegradable polymers.

The conference featured esteemed scholars from Europe, Asia, Africa, and Canada

Conference awards

The conference also presented three awards: two sponsored by the journal Polymers – The Best Poster Award (€500) and the Best Oral Presentation Award (€600) – and one sponsored by Ossila, the Best Student Poster Award (€500).

Thank you to our 16 sponsors, three partnering societies (Hellenic Polymer Society, European Polymer Federation, and North American Thermal Analysis Society [NATAS]) and eight media partners.

Upcoming in-person event

1–4 August, 2024
The 1st International Conference on AI Sensors & The 10th International Symposium on Sensor Science
Location: Singapore

The AI Sensors 2024 Conference will unite innovators and experts in the realms of sensors, sensing technology, and artificial intelligence.

Find more upcoming MDPI events here.

Closing Thoughts

3rd World Forum Principles of Scientific Publications

I’m pleased to share that MDPI sponsored and attended the 3rd World Forum on Principles of Scientific Publications, which took place from 22–24 May in Malaga, Spain. The event brought together academic professionals and leading researchers to discuss critical topics in the realm of publishing and research. Presentation topics included Open Science, AI in Publishing, Predatory Journals, Fake Publications, Challenges for Non-native English Speakers, and more.

“It was great to see strong support from MDPI authors in the audience”

MDPI presentations


Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI) presenting at the 3rd World Forum Principles of Scientific Publications

I had the privilege of attending and presenting at the event, along with my colleague Dr. Enric Sayas (Business Analyst, MDPI) from our Barcelona office, who explored the ethical concerns and opportunities brought by AI in publishing.

I took the opportunity to present on Open Science, the benefits of Open Access, and MDPI’s performance, operations, and investment in ethics. Special thanks to Evan Escamilla (Project Manager, MDPI Books) and Facundo Santomé (Sr. Marketing Manager, MDPI) who also joined the conference.

It was great to see strong support from MDPI authors in the audience who shared their positive experiences publishing with us. Their story reflects the experience of the vast majority of authors who choose to work with MDPI.

We also encountered some conservative views on OA, which created an opportunity for open discussion aimed at addressing concerns about OA and MDPI. Engaging in such discussions is important, as scepticism sometimes arises from misinformation or from a misunderstanding of who we are and how we operate. When we engage in open and honest discussion, we tend to see people getting a better understanding of MDPI, which helps address any misconceptions they may have had.


Left to right: Dr. Enric Sayas (Business Analyst, MDPI), Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI), Facundo Santomé (Sr. Marketing Manager, MDPI), and Evan Escamilla (Project Manager, MDPI Books) at 3rd World Forum Principles of Scientific Publications

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

31 May 2024
Energies 2024 Best Ph.D. Thesis Award—Open for Applications


The journal Energies (ISSN: 1996-1073) is inviting applications for the Energies 2024 Ph.D. Thesis Award. This prize will be awarded to two Ph.D. students or recently qualified Ph.D. fellows who have produced a highly anticipated thesis with great academic potential. The applications will be assessed by an evaluation committee led by the Editors-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Enrico Sciubba.

Eligibility and requirements:

  • The candidate must be a Ph.D. student or recently qualified Ph.D. fellow who has produced a highly anticipated thesis with great academic potential;
  • The Ph.D. thesis must be their original work;
  • The Ph.D. thesis must be defended in 2024.

Required application documents:

  • An executive summary of the Ph.D. thesis in English of around 3000 words;
  • A letter from the Ph.D. supervisor recommending the candidate for consideration for this award;
  • The candidate’s CV, including a list of publications connected with the thesis;
  • An electronic copy of the Ph.D. thesis;
  • A scanned copy of the Ph.D. diploma (or certificate of studying at a school or research institute as a Ph.D. student going to graduate or participate in graduation thesis defenses).

Selection criteria:

  • Quality of resume and publications;
  • Relevance of the candidate and research description;
  • Novelty of the candidate’s Ph.D. thesis;
  • Strength of the recommendation letter;
  • Anticipated academic potential;
  • Originality and impact of the research.

Prizes:

  • Bonus (CHF 500);
  • A certificate;
  • An offer to publish one paper free of charge in Energies after peer review before the end of 2025.

To apply for this award, please visit the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/energies/awards/2810. The application deadline is 30 April 2025. The winner will be announced on the Energies website on 31 July 2025. To request further information, please contact the Energies Editorial Office.

Energies Editorial Office

31 May 2024
Energies 2023 Best Ph.D. Thesis Award—Winner Announced


It is our great pleasure to announce the winner of the Energies 2023 Best Ph.D. Thesis Award. This award is given in recognition of a Ph.D. student or recently qualified Ph.D. fellow who has produced a highly anticipated thesis with great academic potential.

The award has been granted to:
“Study of Strategies for An Optimal Energy Management on Electric and Hybrid Vehicles”
by Giulia Sandrini, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

The winner will receive an honorarium of CHF 500, an electronic certificate and an offer to publish one paper free of charge in Energies (ISSN: 1996-1073) before the end of 2024.

On behalf of the evaluation committee, we want to congratulate the winner on her accomplishments. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the applicants for submitting their exceptional theses and the Award Committee for voting and helping with this award.

Energies Editorial Office

30 May 2024
Meet Us at the 9th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2024), 3–7 June 2024, Lisbon, Portugal


Conference:
9th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2024)
Organization: European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences
Date: 3–7 June 2024
Place: Lisbon Congress Centre, Praça das Indústrias 1, 1300-307 Lisboa, Portugal

MDPI journals will be attending ECCOMAS 2024 as exhibitors. This meeting will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 3 to 7 June 2024.

The mission of ECCOMAS is to promote joint efforts of European universities, research institutes, and industries that are active in the broader field of numerical methods and computer simulation in engineering and applied sciences (i.e. computational: solid and structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, acoustics, electromagnetics, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics, and scientific computing) to address critical societal and technological issues with particular emphasis on multidisciplinary applications and disseminate innovative research in the fields of ECCOMAS. The 9th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering consists of 8 Plenary Lectures, 20 Semi-Plenary Lectures, 75 Keynote Lectures, 188 Minisymposia, 15 Special Technical Sessions, the EYIC Young Investigators Minisymposium, the EYIC Junior Workshop, the 14th PhD ECCOMAS Olympiad, 11 General Sessions, namely, 2578 presentations overall.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you will be attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://eccomas2024.org/.

23 May 2024
Transfer Service in MDPI

We are pleased to announce MDPI’s Transfer Service.

This service provides a convenient method of transferring your manuscript file, along with any reviewer comments, to another journal within our publishing portfolio.

We are committed to helping authors find the right home for their research, and we will provide authors with guidance and technical support through all stages of the transfer process. Authors will be able to choose to transfer in the following two situations:

1. Select alternative journals on submission.

2. Authors are encouraged to transfer manuscripts to other MDPI journals.

More details about the Transfer Service can be found at the following link:

https://www.mdpi.com/authors/transfer-service

20 May 2024
Interview with Dr. Marcos Tostado-Véliz—Winner of the Energies 2023 Outstanding Reviewer Award

We are pleased to announce Dr. Marcos Tostado-Véliz as one of the winners of the Energies 2023 Outstanding Reviewer Award.


Name:
Dr. Marcos Tostado-Véliz
Affiliation: Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Jaén, Linares, Spain
Research Interests: power systems; renewable energy; microgrid; energy management; uncertainties modelling; robust optimization; electric vehicle; home energy management; smart homes; energy storage; green hydrogen

The following is an interview with Dr. Marcos Tostado-Véliz:

  1. Could you give a brief introduction of yourself to the readers?
    I received Electrical Engineering (with Hons.) and Master’s degrees in 2016 and 2017, respectively, from the University of Seville, Spain. I started pursuing my Ph.D. in 2017 and finally obtained it in 2020, with a 'Cum Laude' qualification at the University of Jaén, where I am currently an assistant professor, as of 2022.
  1. What’s your current research focus, and why did you choose this research field? As a reviewer, what kind of manuscripts would you prefer to review in the future?
    My current research areas focus, principally, on smart grids and related computational tools and mathematical modeling. I am especially interested in the optimization of microgrids, energy communities and smart homes, with a special focus on the optimal integration of electric vehicles, demand response and renewables. In the future, I would like to review papers related to the integration of renewables and electric vehicles into existing power networks. I think this is one of the main challenges of power systems in the near future, and there are many open topics that need to be addressed. Moreover, multi-energy systems and nexus technologies have attracted my attention recently and I would like to see more papers in this field.
  1. Which research topics do you think are of particular interest to the research community in the coming years?
    All issues related to the decarbonization of energy systems will be of special interest in the future. Within this field, there are some thrilling issues like the optimal integration of electric vehicles or stability of power systems. Hydrogen generation technologies will also be a promising area, due to the important projects that were recently launched in Europe and other areas.
  1. We are an open access journal. How do you think open access impacts authors?
    I think that open access is positive for society rather than the scientific community and therefore it is a great initiative, in my opinion. However, I think that OA journals should be very rigorous during revision processes in order to avoid the effect of 'pay for publishing'. I think this issue has affected the reputation of many OA journals in recent years.
  1. Which qualities do you think reviewers need?
    Mainly two: being fair and impartial. When one reviews a paper, the referee has to be uniquely focused on the scientific content of the manuscript and no other superfluous interests. For instance, some reviewers are more concerned about obtaining citations rather than improving the quality of the manuscript.
The Energies Editorial Board and editorial team would like to gratefully acknowledge the time and energy dedicated by reviewers to checking the manuscripts submitted to Energies (ISSN: 1996-1073). For more details about the award, please visit the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/energies/awards/2413.

20 May 2024
Interview with Dr. Chao Chen—Winner of the Energies 2023 Outstanding Reviewer Award

We are pleased to announce Dr. Chao Chen as one of the winners of the Energies 2023 Outstanding Reviewer Award.

 

Name: Dr. Chao Chen
Affiliation: College of Materials Science and Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, China
Research Interests: steelmaking; CFD; water model; mixing; ladle; tundish; continuous casting; inclusions; solidification; secondary refining; computational fluid dynamics; steel; melting; particles; fluid; numerical model; modeling

The following is an interview with Dr. Chao Chen:

  1. Could you give a brief introduction of yourself to the readers?
    My name is Dr. Chao Chen. I have a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 2015. I joined Taiyuan University of Technology, China, where I was promoted to associate professor, and nominated as dean of department in 2015, 2016, and 2019, respectively. I have been working on about 20 research projects, with funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. I have published about 50 peer-reviewed journal papers and been invited to present reports more than 20 times at conferences. I am serving on the Topical Advisory Panel of MDPI journals Metals and Fluids and as Special Issue Guest Editor of MDPI journals Metals, Materials, Crystals, and Processes.
  1. What’s your current research focus, and why did you choose this research field? As a reviewer, what kind of manuscripts would you prefer to review in the future?
    My research focus is computational fluid dynamics, such as numerical model and physical model application in industries, for example, in metallurgy and materials processing, as well as the chemical engineering process. This field is very important for economic development.
    I would like to review the manuscripts with a focus on multiphase flow, computational fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, reactor design, and process design.
  1. Which research topics do you think are of particular interest to the research community in the coming years?
    AI-assisted machine learning and combinations of thermodynamics, kinetics, fluid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer in industrial applications.
  1. We are an open access journal. How do you think open access impacts authors?
    Open access is good for readers who cannot access journals.
  1. Which qualities do you think reviewers need?
    A wide scope of industry application and scientific research. Deep insight into fundamental theories and mechanisms.

17 May 2024
Tu Youyou Award—Open for Nominations

In acknowledgment of the groundbreaking achievements of Professor Tu Youyou, the Nobel laureate credited with the discovery of artemisinin, MDPI is proud to announce the Tu Youyou Award. This award, inaugurated in 2016, seeks to honor scholars who excel in the fields of natural products chemistry and medicinal chemistry.

Prize:

  • CHF 100,000 in total (If there is more than one winner, the prize will be divided equally amongst the winners);
  • An award medal for each winner.

Who should be nominated?

  • Scientists with outstanding achievements and contributions in the fields of natural products chemistry and medicinal chemistry.

Who can submit a nomination?

  • Academic research institutes
  • Universities
  • Academic societies

Any personal nominations are not accepted.

How do I submit a nomination?
Candidates’ institutional affiliations need to submit their nominations for final candidates to the Tu Youyou Award Team directly by email after internal screening, and each institution can only nominate a maximum of two candidates for each edition of the Tu Youyou Award. Please note that the nominations cannot be modified once they are submitted and confirmed by the Tu Youyou Award Team.

Required nomination materials:
Nomination Form (Download)

Schedule:
Nomination deadline: 31 December 2024;
Winner announcement: 30 April 2025.

Contact:
Tu Youyou Award Team ([email protected])

More information can be found on the Tu Youyou Award official website. For any inquiries, do not hesitate to contact the Tu Youyou Award Team.

16 May 2024
Meet Us at the 2024 Science and Technology Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, 25–27 May 2024, Wuhan, China


MDPI will be attending the 2024 Science and Technology Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences in Wuhan, China, which will take place from 25 to 27 May 2024. Themes of the conference include the collaborative management of pollution reduction and carbon reduction, defending the sky, defending clean water, defending untouched land, the assessment and prevention of ecological environment risks, the protection and restoration of ecological environments, environmental management, and digital governance in China.

The following MDPI journals will be represented at the conference:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to talk with us at our booth #B02. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have.

16 May 2024
MDPI Romania Author Training Academic Events in April

MDPI Romania sponsored four events over the month of April, contributing author training sessions to each event.

The NutriSciLabs 2024 conference was held at the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy on 12 April 2024. Organized by the Association of Students from the Faculty of Pharmacy Studies, the conference aimed to enhance students’ academic writing and research skills, and bolster their confidence in participating in the academic world. Ioana Paunescu, journal relations specialist for MDPI Romania, led the training session. Paunescu first outlined MDPI’s history and core values, then explained academic writing techniques, ethics, and similarity percentages. The presentation covered the entire editorial process, highlighting the amount of attention paid to details throughout manuscript processing. Paunescu also discussed common errors that authors make while writing, and how to avoid such errors.


On 13 April 2024, the NextGEN 2.0 Student Conference took place at the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. NextGen Healthcare organized this event with the university’s European Students’ Society to discuss European and international current affairs. MDPI Romania contributed an author training session called Steps of the Publication Process. Irina Codruta Zaharia, journal relations specialist, began the session with a general introduction of MDPI before diving into different article types, different layout formats, possible journals to submit to, the MDPI submission checklist, and the MDPI editorial process. By explaining the fundamentals of writing and publishing academic papers, Zaharia imparted valuable industry knowledge to the curious minds present. Participants were eager to engage with Zaharia in the subsequent Q&A session.


Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the International Conference “Students for Students” has long been a gathering place for undergraduate and postgraduate students of all nationalities to present their work and exchange ideas with each other. This year’s conference was held on 18 April 2024, with MDPI Romania contributing an author training session called The World of Open Access. Key speakers included Dr. Norbert Kiss from MDPI Romania and Prof. Dragos Horvath from Strasbourg University. Dr. Kiss discussed the history of open access, differences between open access publishing and traditional publishing, and implications for open access in the future. Attendees expressed keen interest in the subject, approaching Dr. Kiss with questions about academic publishing as well as his career trajectory.


Most recently, on 26 April 2024, MDPI Romania sponsored the National Symposium of Students from Geology and Geophysics Faculties. The AAPG Students Chapter at the Babes-Bolyai University organized this event as an opportunity for geology students from all Romanian universities to present their work and confer with other researchers. Dr. Kiss gave his lecture The World of Open Access at this event as well.


MDPI is thankful to all the participants, speakers, and organizers who attended these events. Through their enthusiasm and dedication, these events were great successes.

14 May 2024
Interview with Dr. Yi Zheng—Winner of the Energies 2023 Young Investigator Award

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Energies 2023 Young Investigator Award, Dr. Yi Zheng.


Name:
Dr. Yi Zheng
Affiliation: Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Research interests: nanoscale thermal transport; nanoengineered materials; multifunctional composites; microfluidics; chemical and biological nanosensors; renewable energy harvesting; thermophotovoltaics; photon-based radiative cooling

The following is a short Q&A with Dr. Yi Zheng:

  1. What is your current research direction? Why did you choose this field?
    My current research is focused on the functional materials for sustainable energy applications including passive radiative cooling, battery thermal management, and solar-driven water desalination. Sustainable development is crucial for addressing global warming. My research aims to resolve the energy and water crises, two major challenging issues that human beings are facing nowadays.
  1. What will some of the hot research topics in this field be in the next few years?
    I believe that the hot research topics should be centered around cost-effective sustainable energy and water, further reducing GHG emissions. As I mentioned in the previous question, we need solutions for these challenging problems. We should think about how to effectively absorb and transform clean energy into other types of energy.
  1. Have you encountered difficulties in your research? How did you overcome them?
    Our Nano Energy Laboratory at Northeastern University (Boston, MA) has studied nano-engineered materials, metamaterials, and hydrogels for passive cooling and water desalination over the past few years. We have published a few good journal papers, but we wondered, how can we put our research into practice to benefit the wider community? This was a problem at the lab scale, the pilot scale, and the industry scale. In addition to designing nanomaterials, we then switched to low-cost materials from daily life waste (recycled plastics), farm waste (cow manure), forest waste (oak tree leaves), and ocean biomass waste materials (lobster shells and squid ink). They not only function well but also reduce our carbon footprint.
  1. What qualities do you think young scholars need to possess?
    Firstly, hard work, secondly, patience and, thirdly, an open mind for innovation.
  1. Do you have any suggestions for improvement on the awards?
    It might be better to organize a symposium in the future for all award recipients to present their research work to the research community.
  1. Energies is an open access (OA) journal, what impact do you think OA has on author submissions?
    OA is trending. It has positive impacts on journal publications, as more and more authors/readers are able to access scientific findings. As an author, I would be pleased to see that our research work can be read widely without any barriers within and outside the research community.

10 May 2024
MDPI International Day of Light 2024 Webinar, 16 May 2024

MDPI would like to invite all experts recognized in their fields to attend the MDPI International Day of Light 2024 Webinar, which will be held on 16 May 2024. The aim of this webinar is to encourage researchers to come together, take action, and highlight how the exchange of findings facilitates efforts to raise awareness about the study of light. The study of light has led to promising alternative energy sources, lifesaving medical advances in diagnostics technology and treatments, light-speed internet, and many other discoveries that have revolutionized society and shaped our understanding of the universe.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the MDPI International Day of Light 2024 Webinar.

Title: MDPI International Day of Light 2024 Webinar
Date: 16 May 2024
Time: 09:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (CEST) | 03:00 p.m.–05:00 p.m. (CST Asia)
More Information: https://sciforum.net/event/IDL2024

This is a free webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.

Unable to attend? Register anyway and we will let you know when the recording is available to watch.

Register for free:

Program:

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST

Time in CST Asia

Introduction

09:00 a.m.–09:10 a.m.

03:00 p.m.–03:10 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Alexey Popov

Biotissue-Mimicking Phantoms: Enabling Technology in Biophotonics

09:10 a.m.–09:30 a.m.

03:10 p.m.–03:30 p.m.

Q&A Session

09:30 a.m.–09:35 a.m.

03:30 p.m.–03:35 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Pavesi
Neuromorphic Photonics and Hybrid Intelligence

09:35 a.m.–09:55 a.m.

03:35 p.m.–03:55 p.m.

Q&A Session

09:55 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

03:55 p.m.–04:00 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kautek
Femtosecond Laser Induced Physicochemical Processes

10:00 a.m.–10:20 a.m.

04:00 p.m.–04:20 p.m.

Q&A Session

10:20 a.m.–10:25 a.m.

04:20 p.m.–04:25 p.m.

Dr. Antonio García-Martin
Light Scattering in Resonant Nanostructures with Broken Symmetries: Chirality and Magneto-Optics

10:25 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

04:25 p.m.–04:45 p.m.

Q&A Session

10:45 a.m.–10:55 a.m.

04:45 p.m.–04:55 p.m.

Closing of Webinar

10:55 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

04:55 p.m.–05:00 p.m.

Relevant Special Issues:

Nanomaterials
Light-Matter Interaction in Nano Systems: Fundamentals and Applications
Guest Editors: Zhengkun Fu, Lianghui Huang and Mengtao Sun
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2024

Sensors
Automotive Visible Light Communications (AutoVLC)
Guest Editor: Alin-Mihai Cailean
Deadline: 30 June 2024

Recent Trends and Advances in Laser Spectroscopy and Sensing
Guest Editor: Violeta Lazic
Deadline: 20 August 2024

Feature Papers in Optical Sensors 2024
Guest Editors: Gabriele Bolognini and Yuliya Semenova
Deadline: 31 December 2024

Applied Sciences
Application of Advanced Lighting Systems in Buildings and Cities
Guest Editors: Luis Santos and M. Glória Gomes
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 June 2024

Optical Sensors: Applications, Performance and Challenges
Guest Editors: Yubing Wang, Lijun Wang and Junfeng Song
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2024

Smart Lighting and Visual Safety
Guest Editors: Yandan Lin and Minchen Wei
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2024

New Trends in Next-Generation Optical Networks
Guest Editors: Gerardo Antonio Castañón-Avila
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 December 2024

Interdisciplinary Approaches and Applications of Optics & Photonics (AOP2024)
Guest Editors: Manuel Filipe P. C. M. Costa and Sandra Franco
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024

Advances in Optics, Photonics and Lasers
Guest Editors: Aleksej Rodin and Sergey Y. Yurish
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2024

Laser Ultrasonics and Advanced Sensing: Technologies and Applications
Guest Editor: Chenyin Ni
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2024

Ultrafast and Nonlinear Laser Applications
Guest Editor: Sergej Orlov
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2024

Diode Lasers: Materials, Devices and Application
Guest Editors: Jing Yang and Zhenfu Wang
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024

Nanophotonics and Integrated Photonics
Guest Editors: Fanfan Lu and Zhiqiang Yang
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2024

Optics
Ultrafast Light-Matter Interaction
Guest Editor: Daria Popova-Gorelova
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2024

Energies
Advances in Solar Systems and Energy Efficiency
Guest Editors: Maciej Zajkowski, Adam Idzkowski, Zbigniew Sołjan, and Stanislav Darula
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 June 2024

Inventions
Recent Advances in Visible Light Communication and Optical Wireless Information Systems
Guest Editor: Jupeng Ding
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024

9 May 2024
Meet Us at the GEM 2024 Shenzhen: International Workshop on Gravity, Electrical, and Magnetic Methods and Their Applications (GEM), 19–22 May 2024, Shenzhen, China


MDPI will be attending the GEM 2024 Shenzhen: International Workshop on Gravity, Electrical, and Magnetic Methods and Their Applications (GEM 2024) in Shenzhen, China, which will take place from 19 to 22 May 2024. The goal of GEM 2024 Shenzhen is to bring together geophysics researchers and practitioners from academia, government agencies, and resource companies as well as contractors to share the latest technological and methodological advancements and their successful applications to practical problem solving, and to inspire discussions among the participants about the best practices of turning electromagnetic, gravity, and magnetics data into value-added information. If you are attending the conference, please visit our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions you may have.

The following MDPI journals will be represented at the conference:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us at our booth #11. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have.

2 May 2024
MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter #11 – 2023 Annual Report, MDPI Awards, STM

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

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


Opening Thoughts

2023 Annual Report

This is an exciting time of year at MDPI, as we have just released our annual report 2023, recapping the past year and sharing the progress and changes that took place during it.


Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI)

Reflecting on 2023, I can't help but think of the changes that have occurred not only at MDPI but also within our industry as a whole. In light of this, I’m reminded that change is the only constant, and that for a publishing enterprise that has experienced rapid growth, adapting to change becomes not only a necessity but also a catalyst for sustained success.

Looking back on the significant ground we covered in 2023, I am pleased to report that the year was marked by a rise in paper submissions, along with a range of initiatives aimed at improving our internal processes and delivering top services to our scientists.

2023 Top-line MDPI Numbers

An important priority for 2023 was to strengthen our editorial policies. Despite a notable increase in the number of papers submitted from 603,000 to 655,000 (+8.6%), there was a decrease in the number of papers published from 303,000 to 285,000 (-5.9%), consistent with the overall trend in the scholarly publishing market. MDPI’s market share in gold open access articles published reached 17% in 2023 (according to Dimensions data).

2023 Open Access Numbers

For over two decades, MDPI has been at the forefront of reshaping the academic publishing landscape, with OA surpassing subscription-based publishing in 2020. This trajectory is deeply rooted in our history and reflects our unwavering commitment to, and vision for, an open future. This momentum continued in 2023, with 39% of the 4.16 million articles and reviews published as gold full-OA, 15% as gold hybrid-OA, 8% as bronze-OA, and 3% as green-OA, relative to 35% behind a paywall. In terms of gold OA (full or hybrid) articles and reviews published, MDPI leads the way in terms of total articles published in 2023.

MDPI is the trusted and preferred OA publisher for the scholarly community

However, in 2023, we saw a downward trend in publication numbers compared to 2022. This trend was also seen in total OA publications. While the number of submissions increased, the decline in MDPI publications can be attributed to several factors, such as improved scrutiny in our peer-review process, including the evaluation of content scope and higher rejection rates, and a post-pandemic decrease in research related to COVID-19 papers.

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Impactful Research

Recognizing Scholars – MDPI Awards

MDPI is committed to empowering young researchers as they embark on their careers. In 2023, our journals hosted a total of 400 awards, receiving 8,839 applications and nominations. The evaluation committees selected 959 winners, with the total budget for these awards amounting to CHF 546,500.

For more information about MDPI awards, applications, and winners, please click here

The following awards recognize scholars and the impact of their research, including Young Investigator Awards, Best PhD Thesis Awards, and Travel Awards for junior researchers.

MDPI Awards – The following awards require an application or a nomination.

Young Investigator Award (CHF 1000–2000 for each winner)
This award acknowledges the achievements of young investigators in research areas relevant to the journal’s scope. Candidates must have received their PhD no more than 10 years prior to the award announcement date and must be nominated.

Best PhD Thesis Award (CHF 500–800 for each winner)
This award recognizes young scholars who have completed outstanding PhD theses in research areas relevant to the journal’s scope. It aims to encourage them to continue their excellent work and make further contributions to their field.

Travel Award (CHF 500–800 for each winner)
This award encourages junior scientists to present their latest research at academic conferences relevant to the journal’s scope, thereby increasing their impact.

Distinguished Scholars
Additionally, 220 awards were granted to the most distinguished authors and reviewers in our journals through Best Paper Awards and Outstanding Reviewer Awards. The following awards are selected by the editorial staff of the journal and do not require an application or a nomination. They exemplify the excellent contributions made by our authors, reviewers, and editors.

These awards exemplify the excellent contributions made by our authors, reviewers, and editors

Best Paper Award (CHF 200–500 for each winner)
This award is granted annually to highlight publications of high quality, scientific significance, and extensive influence.

Outstanding Reviewer Award (CHF 500 for partial winners)
This award is given annually to recognize reviewers who generously contribute their time to reviewing papers and demonstrate thoroughness, professionalism, and timeliness in their reviews.

MDPI also offers awards for specific topics in various research fields:

Carbon Neutrality Award (CHF 500–800 for each winner)
Sponsored by MDPI journal Sustainability, this award recognizes applicants who have made exceptional academic or societal contributions to carbon neutrality, either in general or in relation to a specific carbon-neutrality-related issue.

Intelligent Manufacturing Award (CHF 500–800 for each winner)
Administered by MDPI journal Machines, this award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding academic or societal contributions to the field of intelligent manufacturing.

Granted: World Sustainability Awards

Inside MDPI

MDPI Opens Office in Seoul, Korea and Appoints Claude Seo as Office Manager

As CEO of the world’s leading OA publisher, I am pleased to announce the official opening of our Korean branch office. With this addition, MDPI now operates 21 offices in 12 countries worldwide, improving on our position as a truly global publisher. This expansion represents more than just an increase in our physical footprint; it is a pivotal step in our ongoing commitment to making scientific knowledge more accessible across the globe.

MDPI now operates 21 offices in 12 countries worldwide, improving on our position as a truly global publisher


Claude Seo (MDPI Korea Office Manager, Seoul)

Claude Seo, who has over 15 years of experience in the academic publishing industry, has been appointed as the Office Manager of the Seoul office. The launch of our Seoul office allows us to better support the Korean scientific community and to further promote the publication of OA journals in the region.

Reflecting on his role, Claude shared that he is:

“Delighted to have been entrusted with this position within MDPI, the no. 1 scholarly OA publisher. As we establish our presence in Korea, we are dedicated to integrating ourselves into the local community and contributing to its vibrant culture. Our commitment goes beyond business growth; it is about creating a more informed and innovative society by embracing and promoting diversity within the scientific community.”

Sungkyunkwan University Joins MDPI’s Institutional Open Access Program

Additionally, I am pleased to share that Sungkyunkwan University has joined MDPI’s Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP). This program offers free access to MDP’s online submission system for institutions and provides APC discounts to affiliated authors. Thirteen major Korean universities, including Sungkyunkwan University, Kyunghee University, Chung-Ang University, and the Catholic University of Korea, have adopted IOAP in Korea.

Learn more about MDPI’s collaboration in Korea in my previous CEO Letter, in which I recap our visit to Seoul, South Korea.

Coming Together for Science

4th MMCS: Harnessing the Power of New Drug Modalities

Our conference team successfully managed the 4th Molecules Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, held from 24–26 April in Barcelona, Spain. It was chaired by Prof. Dr. Diego Muñoz-Torrero from the Institute of Biomedicine (IBUB), University of Barcelona, Spain, and Prof. Dr. Simona Collina from the University of Pavia, Italy. In total, there were 84 accepted abstracts and 102 conference attendees from 22 different countries.


From left to right: Prof. Dr. Rino Ragno (Scientific Committee), Dr. Maria Emilia Sousa (Scientific Committee), Prof. Dr. Claudio Viegas Jr. (Scientific Committee), Prof. Dr. Simona Collina (Chair), Prof. Dr. Diego Muñoz-Torrero (Chair), Alvina Wu (Managing Editor, MDPI), Prof. Dr. Roman Dembinski (Scientific Committee), Prof. Dr. Mariana Spetea (Scientific Committee).

The event comprised 12 Invited Speakers, 35 Selected Talks, 10 Flash Poster Presentations, and 39 Posters. The overarching topic of the conference was the impact of the emergence of new drug modalities on drug discovery, with thematic sessions covering topics such as photoactivatable drugs, candidates targeting RNA and epigenetic targets, covalent modifiers, and the development of new anti-cancer agents, among other medicinal chemistry projects.

We are pleased to have received feedback from attendees highlighting the professional approach of the conference chairs and participants, the high quality of the talks, and the overall outstanding organization on the part of the MDPI conference team.

Thank you to the conference sponsors, Fluorochem and IBUB, and to our partnering societies, The Spanish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM), and the Spanish Society of Medicinal Chemistry (SEQT).

Upcoming In-Person Event

28–31 May, 2024
Polymers 2024 – Polymers for a Safe and Sustainable Future
Location:
Athens, Greece
Conference Chairs: Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Bikiaris, Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Triantafyllidis, Dr. Ioanna Deligkiozi
We look forward to welcoming experts Prof. Damià Barceló, Prof. Minna Hakkareinen, and Prof. Armando J. D. Silvestre to this event.

Find more upcoming MDPI events here.

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Closing Thoughts

A Report from the Future – STM US Annual Conference 2024


Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI), Dr. Giulia Stefenelli and Dr. Ioana Craciun from MDPI’s Scientific Office Board.

MDPI has for a long time been a sponsor of the STM Annual Conferences, held yearly in the US and Frankfurt, and is a trusted partner and supporter of the STM organization. While I have attended the Frankfurt conference for the past three years, this was my first time visiting the Washington, DC session, and I am glad I did.

Although it was a brief trip, I greatly appreciated the opportunity to attend in the company of my colleagues Dr. Giulia Stefenelli and Dr. Ioana Craciun from MDPI’s Scientific Office Board. They always help map some of the new industry trends against MDPI’s operational framework and guidelines. It’s a great group for kicking ideas back and forth on what we can apply at MDPI.

In my experience, STM never fails to deliver. It’s always a great conference for reconnecting with fellow publishers, industry friends, and vendors. As usual, STM this year curated a diverse range of speakers and panels, who proferred valuable knowledge and insights from outside our industry, delivering thought-provoking insights into our field. An example of this was the ‘Trust Panel’ session, which included Alan Schiffres (Managing Director, InfoLinx), who shared a number of the learnings about fraud and risk management from his 40 years in financial services, to help address some of the challenges we are currently facing in the area of publishing integrity.

Launch of STM Trends 2028 Panel

I particularly enjoyed the ‘Launch of STM Trends 2028 Panel’, which presented a report focused on the integration of humans and machines in scholarly publishing. The session highlighted themes such as AI, digitization, and the evolving research ecosystem. The report envisions a future where technology blurs the lines between human and machine involvement in research processes, with significant implications for trust, reputation, and equity. While this presents opportunities for connectivity and knowledge dissemination, it also poses challenges such as disinformation, fragmentation, and geopolitical tensions. We must rely on a wise combination of technology and human agency to navigate this complex landscape and will have to carefully examine its potential impacts on communication and scholarly publishing.

MDPI has joined the STM Integrity Hub. Click here to learn more.

While every presenter brought their own knowledge and personal touch, I was particularly pleased to encounter new speakers such as Heather Whitney (Research Assistant Professor, Radiology, University of Chicago) and Igor Grossmann (Professor of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Canada). Having studied Sociology at the University of Guelph, I have a soft spot for fellow social scientists from Canada, and I was very impressed by Igor’s presentation on ‘The Social Scientist: A View from the Future’ and his participation in the panel session ‘The Future Beyond the Article,’ which was one of my favourites from the conference, given the diversity of perspectives from the panel speakers.

Memorial Park in Washington, DC

On a personal note, this was my first-time visiting Washington, DC, and I’m glad we took an afternoon to visit the Memorial Park, with its incredible monuments to figures ranging from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Abraham Lincoln. The magnitude of the monuments is deeply impressive. I particularly appreciated the Thomas Jefferson memorial and the following quote, which I think speaks to the importance of change and adaptation. It’s something we can apply not only in our industry but also in our personal lives.

"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as a civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors."

– Excerpted from a letter to Samuel Kercheval, July 12, 1816.

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

30 April 2024
MDPI Opens Office in Seoul, Korea and Appoints Claude Seo as Office Manager

MDPI, the leading Open Access (OA) publisher, announced on Monday that it opened its Korean branch office on 29th April 2024. With this addition, MDPI now operates 21 offices in 12 countries worldwide. Claude Seo, with over 20 years of experience in the academic journal publishing industry, including Nature Publishing Group (NPG), has been appointed as the Office Manager of the Seoul office.

With the establishment of a Seoul office, MDPI aims to actively support Korea scientific communities to further promote the publication of OA journals in the region. As of the end of 2023, Korea ranked sixth worldwide in both submissions and publications of MDPI research papers. MDPI is the number one OA publisher in Korea.


Sungkyunkwan University Joins MDPI’s Institutional Open Access Program

In addition, MDPI announced that Sungkyunkwan University joined MDPI’s Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP). This program offers free access to MDPI online submission system for the institutions and APC discounts to affiliated authors. Thirteen major Korean universities, including Sungkyunkwan University, Kyung Hee University, Chung-Ang University and Catholic University of Korea, have adopted IOAP in Korea.

OA aims to break down barriers that have traditionally restricted access to science, ensuring that knowledge is available to all, regardless of financial situation or institutional affiliations. Authors, academia, and scientific communities are rapidly moving toward OA. MDPI has been at the forefront of reshaping the academic publishing landscape, with OA surpassing subscription-based publishing in 2020.


MDPI CEO Visits Seoul, Korea

In March, Stefan Tochev, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MDPI, visited Korea and met with various stakeholders including government agencies, research and academic institutions, universities. During his visit, Stefan highlighted that MDPI continues to pave the way for a world where science is accessible to all, supporting a global community of inclusive innovation and collaborative solutions.

Stefan expressed excitement about the new venture, stating, "Today marks a significant milestone for MDPI as we celebrate the opening of our new office in Seoul, Korea. This expansion is more than just an increase in our physical footprint, it is a pivotal step in our ongoing commitment to making scientific knowledge more accessible, participatory, and inclusive across the globe."

Claude Seo, reflecting on his new role, commented, "I am delighted to have been offered this position of trust within MDPI, the no. 1 scholarly OA publisher. As we establish our presence in Korea, we are dedicated to integrating into the local community and contributing to its vibrant culture. Our commitment goes beyond business growth; it is about creating a more informed and innovative society by embracing and promoting diversity within the scientific community.”

For further inquiries, please contact our Seoul office directly.


About MDPI

A pioneer in scholarly, open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. MDPI is leading the transition to open science by making more research free and accessible to everyone. Over 3.3 million researchers have entrusted MDPI with publishing their scientific discoveries. MDPI’s editorial process is bolstered by a network of dedicated reviewers, a team of 6000 diligent, well-trained staff members, and an in-house article submission platform that was designed to ensure efficient processes within its 430 fully OA titles.

25 April 2024
Interview with Prof. Dr. Tassos Stamatelos—Winner of the Energies 2023 Outstanding Reviewer Award

We are pleased to announce Prof. Dr. Tassos Stamatelos as one of the winners of the Energies 2023 Outstanding Reviewer Award.

 

Name: Prof. Dr. Tassos Stamatelos
Affiliation: Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Research interests: combustion; engines; emissions; energy simulation; HVAC

The following is an interview with the winner:

  1. Could you please briefly introduce yourself to our readers?
    I am a professor of thermal engines and energy systems at the University of Thessaly Mechanical Engineering Department with over 35 years of experience in applied research, development and teaching a variety of subjects.
  1. What is your current research focus, and why did you choose this research field? As a reviewer, what kind of manuscripts would you prefer to review in the future?
    During my earlier years, my focus was mostly on thermal engines and the reduction of their emissions. During the most recent years, I have found myself more involved with modern energy systems, building energy systems, energy storage and smart grids. The motivation was from the gradual electrification of vehicles which was soon followed by building electrification, and the demanding problems of increasing the penetration of renewables into the energy mixture.
    As a reviewer, I am pleased to review interesting, multidisciplinary approaches to solving the above problems, as well as assisting in the rejection of low-quality articles to further improve overall article quality in Energies.
  1. Which research topics do you think will be of particular interest to the research community in the coming years?
    All topics associated with the Green Deal and the transformation of the energy mixture consumed by the world economy, the electrification of the building sector and the evolution of smart grids with advanced storage technologies will gain impetus during the coming years.
  1. We are an open access journal. How do you think open access impacts authors?
    I consider open access as a more legitimate approach to the reader, especially to help our views and research results reach gifted researchers and professionals in less developed regions of the world. This also positively affects the author by increasing his/her outreach to a broader audience.
  1. Which qualities do you think reviewers need?
    Nowadays, a reviewer must have a sound theoretical foundation to quickly screen manuscripts and reject those with scientific errors. But, especially in applied research, he/she should also have the experience and ability to understand multidisciplinary or unconventional approaches.

The Energies Editorial Board and editorial team would like to gratefully acknowledge the time and energy dedicated by reviewers to checking the manuscripts submitted to Energies. For more details about the award, please visit the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/energies/awards/2413.

25 April 2024
Interview with Mr. Hossein Pourrahmani—Winner of the Energies 2024 Travel Award

We are pleased to announce Mr. Hossein Pourrahmani as one of the winners of the Energies 2024 Travel Award.

 

Name: Mr. Hossein Pourrahmani
Affiliation: Group of Energy Materials, Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne, Switzerland

The following is an interview with the winner.

  1. Could you please briefly introduce yourself to our readers and tell us a little bit about your fields of interest?
    As an expert in the field of energy, my main activities are conducting comprehensive economic, energy, and environmental assessments to enable the transition from fossil fuel-based systems to renewable energy sources to support the automotive, maritime, and aviation industries. To facilitate this transition, hydrogen and hydrogen technologies play a key role; hence, I dedicated my Ph.D. to hydrogen technologies with a focus on low-temperature fuel cells and electrolyzers. The main goal was to bridge the gap between the computer science and energy fields, and I was able to develop new usages of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things in the energy field. In the meantime, I was able to master computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations, advanced microscopy techniques such as FIB-SEM and SEM, life cycle assessment (LCA), gas diffusion layer synthesis, and multi-objective optimizations as tools of my study.
  1. Where do you obtain journal award participation information?
    I had already published with Energies, and I received an email from the journal containing the related information.
  1. Have you ever promoted the journal at a conference? In addition to promoting the journal at conferences, in which way would you prefer to share the journal with your community?
    I have not participated in any conferences yet. I am going to participate in the 246th ECS meeting which will be held in the USA from 5 to 12 October 2024, and I will mention MDPI’s support and travel grants.
    Regarding promotion, I reposted the travel grant award winner announcement on my personal LinkedIn profile.
  1. How has winning this award impacted your career, and what do you hope to do next?
    I will be participating in the 246th ECS meeting, which is a hub for electrochemical experts from all over the world, and I am hopeful about future collaborations with different organizations.
  1. Do you have any advice for aspiring researchers in the field?
    The sky is the limit, and the goal is to improve human life and save the environment.
  2. What is your opinion of the open access model of publishing?
    From my viewpoint, knowledge should be free and accessible to everyone. Furthermore, the evolution of AI models requires huge databases, and open access documents will accelerate this goal.

With so many high-quality applicants, the evaluation process and final decision were challenging. We would like to thank all applicants for submitting their diverse and fascinating range of research topics. For more details about the award, please visit the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/energies/awards/2295.

25 April 2024
Topics Webinar | Shaping Sustainable Futures: Integrating Innovation and Sustainability in Building Design and Retrofitting, 15 May 2024


MDPI would like to invite all experts recognized in their fields to attend the following Topics Webinar. The webinar consists of two topics:
Topic 1: Building Tomorrow: Innovations in Sustainable Infrastructure and Design;
Topic 2: Advancing Sustainable Building Retrofitting: Design to Circular Economy.

The aim of this webinar is to explore cutting-edge innovations in sustainable infrastructure and design practices and promote sustainability through foreign investment in developing countries.

We look forward to seeing you at the Topics Webinar—Shaping Sustainable Futures: Integrating Innovation and Sustainability in Building Design and Retrofitting.

Title: Shaping Sustainable Futures: Integrating Innovation and Sustainability in Building Design and Retrofitting
Date: 15 May 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. AEST | 10:00 a.m. CST Asia
More Information: https://sciforum.net/event/Topics-20

This is a free webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.

Unable to attend? Register anyway and we will let you know when the recording is available for viewing.

Register for free:

 

Program:
Topic 1: Building Tomorrow: Innovations in Sustainable Infrastructure and Design

Speaker/Presentation

Time in AEST

Time in CST Asia

Dr. Mehdi Amirkhani
Chair Introduction

1:00 p.m.–1:10 p.m.

11:00 a.m.–11:10 a.m.

Prof. Sara Wilkinson
The Sustainable Temporary Adaptive Reuse (STAR) Toolkit

1:10 p.m.–1:25 p.m.

11:10 a.m.–11:25 a.m.

Q&A Session

1:25 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

11:25 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Prof. Mark B. Luther
The Distinctive Properties of Glass

1:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

11:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

Q&A Session

2:45 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

11:45 a.m.–11:50 a.m.

Dr. Peter Raisbeck
Optimising the Optimisers: Sustainability Science and Australian Architects

1:50 p.m.–2:05 p.m.

11:50 a.m.–12:05 p.m.

Q&A Session

2:05 p.m.–2:10 p.m.

12:05 p.m.–12:10 p.m.

Dr. Thong Pham
Next Generation Design of Sustainable, Durable, Multi-hazard Resistant, Resilient, and Smart Civil Engineering Structures – SduMuRS

2:10 p.m.–2:25 p.m.

12:10 p.m.–12:25 p.m.

Q&A Session

2:25 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

12:25 p.m.–12:30 p.m.

Dr. Weiling Jiang
Promoting the Sustainability of Infrastructure in Developing Countries Through Foreign Investment

2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

12:30 p.m.–12:45 p.m.

Q&A Session

2:45 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

12:45 p.m.–12:50 p.m.

Dr. Mehdi Amirkhani
Closing of Webinar

2:50 p.m.–2:55 p.m.

12:50 p.m.–12:55 p.m.

 Topic 2: Advancing Sustainable Building Retrofitting: Design to Circular Economy

Speaker/Presentation

Time in AEST

Time in CST Asia

Dr. Igor Martek
Chair Introduction

1:00 p.m.–1:10 p.m.

11:00 a.m.–11:10 a.m.

Dr. Masa Noguchi
ZEMCH Environmental Experience Design Research for Sustainability

1:10 p.m.–1:25 p.m.

11:10 a.m.–11:25 a.m.

Q&A Session

02:25 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

11:25 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Dr. Glenn Costin
Retrofitting for Bushfire: of Context and Content

1:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

11:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

Q&A Session

2:45 p.m.–2:50 p.m.

11:45 a.m.–11:50 a.m.

Dr. Ki Kim
Open BIM-based Circular Economy in Building Component Reuse

1:50 p.m.–2:05 p.m.

11:50 a.m.–12:05 p.m.

Q&A Session

2:05 p.m.–2:10 p.m.

12:05 p.m.–12:10 p.m.

Mr. Hung Quang Do
Radiant Conditioning Retrofitting for Commercial and Residential Buildings

2:10 p.m.–2:25 p.m.

12:10 p.m.–12:25 p.m.

Q&A Session

2:25 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

12:25 p.m.–12:30 p.m.

Dr. Igor Martek
Closing of Webinar

2:30 p.m.–2:35 p.m.

12:30 p.m.–12:35 p.m.

Relevant Topic:
Functionalized Magnetic Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications
Edited by Igor Martek and Mehdi Amirkhani
Abstract submission deadline: 31 May 2024
Manuscript submission deadline: 31 August 2024

12 April 2024
Meet Us at the 16th International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics, 13–15 May 2024, Valencia, Spain


MDPI will be attending the 16th International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics in Valencia, Spain, which will take place from 13 to 15 May 2024. Key topics of the conference include material design in organic and hybrid photovoltaics, artificial intelligence and machine learning for energy technologies, advanced characterization techniques for new-generation photovoltaics, breaking efficiency limits, operational stability measurement and reporting, scale-up and commercialization of new-generation photovoltaics, emerging framework materials for energy conversion, multifunctional materials in energy conversion and beyond, emerging concepts in solar energy conversion (from optoionics to photoferroics), photoelectrochemical energy conversion, and energy policy and diplomacy.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Electronics;
  • Energies;
  • Inventions;
  • Micromachines;
  • Optics;
  • Photonics;
  • QuBS.

If you are attending the conference, please visit our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://www.nanoge.org/HOPV24/.

11 April 2024
Meet Us at the 32nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE 2024), 24–27 June 2024, Marseille, France


MDPI will attend the 32nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE 2024) as an exhibitor. This meeting will be held in Marseille, France, from 24 to 27 June 2024.

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please chat with us at our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have.

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

2 April 2024
MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter #10 - South Korea, IWD, U2A, Japan

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

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


Opening Thoughts


Left to right: Dr. Jisuk Kang (Scientific Officer, MDPI), Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI), and Dr. Giulia Stefenelli (Chair of Scientific Office Board, MDPI), during media meetings at Prain Agency office in Seoul, South Korea.

Visit to Seoul, South Korea

During my recent visit to South Korea, I had the privilege of meeting various stakeholders, including representatives of government, research institutions, and academia, to understand their needs and communicate MDPI’s commitment to accessible science. Accompanied by my colleagues Dr. Giulia Stefenelli and Dr. Jisuk Kang, I engaged with the Korean scientific community, which is increasingly embracing open access (OA).

As the leading OA publisher in South Korea, MDPI is trusted by local authors and in 2023 enjoyed an approximately 30% share of the OA market. South Korea ranks sixth globally for MDPI in terms of research papers submitted and published.

MDPI and South Korea by Numbers

As at 30 March, over 76,000 MDPI articles have been authored by individuals affiliated with Korean institutions. We have over 1,800 active editorial board members (EBMs) from South Korea, with more than 880 EBMs having an H-index between 26 and 50, including 10 serving as Chief Editors.

“South Korea is the sixth-largest contributor to our total publications”

Over the past five years (2019–2023), nearly 120,000 authors affiliated with South Korean institutes have published with MDPI. Specifically in 2023, we received approximately 25,000 submissions from South Korean authors, publishing close to 13,000 articles, resulting in a rejection rate of 47.4%, which is not far below MDPI’s overall rejection rate of 56.4% in 2023.

Institutional Partnerships with South Korea

I am pleased to share that MDPI has more than 825 institutional partnerships worldwide, with 12 in South Korea, including Kyunghee University, Chung-Ang University, and Inha University, among others.


Left to right: Dr. Jisuk Kang (Scientific Officer, MDPI), Dr. Giulia Stefenelli (Chair of Scientific Office Board, MDPI), and Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI) fielding media questions at Prain PR Agency office in Seoul, South Korea.

Over the past three years (2021–2023), we have had some of the most prestigious academic universities ranked among the top 10 Korean institutions publishing with MDPI. Seoul National University had the highest number of publications with MDPI during those three years, publishing nearly 6,000 papers. Universities such as Korea University and Yonsei University also rank among the top 10 Korean institutions publishing with MDPI.

MDPI Hosts Seminar for Academia and Media

As the world’s leading OA publisher, MDPI is actively democratizing science. This is reflected in the seminars we hosted on 21 March to address questions about our editorial processes and ethical standards. The visit garnered media coverage, reflecting our mission to providing high-quality services and fostering open dialogue in the community.

“MDPI is actively democratizing science”

MDPI in the News


Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI) leading a seminar on OA and MDPI at Prain PR Agency office in Seoul, South Korea.

Media coverage generated by our visit to Seoul included the following stories:

“Open access is an unstoppable trend…it will lead the development of the knowledge ecosystem.”

“Papers that the public needs, anyone can use quickly… low-quality publishing is a misunderstanding.”

I greatly appreciate the contributions of everyone who took the time to meet with us, share their stories, and hold us accountable for continuing to provide high-quality publishing services while identifying areas for improvement. I am also excited to announce that we have opened an MDPI office in Seoul and will release a press release on MDPI.com, with details, by the end April 2024. The purpose of the office is to establish a local presence to connect with and support the South Korean academic community through institutional partnerships, conferences, author workshops, stakeholder communications, and more.

Impactful Research

Featured Articles on Women’s Leadership and Healthcare

In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March 2024), MDPI curated a collection of research articles on various topics, including women’s leadership, reproductive health, preventive healthcare, and a selection of articles from our journal Women.

Women’s Leadership

Women’s Reproductive Health

Women’s Preventive Healthcare

Featured Articles in MDPI Journal Women

Below are a few articles from Women, our journal focused on women’s health, the social determinants of health, and the healthcare system that serves women. The aim of Women is to encourage academics to publish their experimental and theoretical results in detail, to aid reproducibility, and in an engaging style, to aid comprehensibility.

Inside MDPI

 

Championing Women’s Healthcare and Access to Healthcare Information

MDPI colleagues from our offices joined in celebrating #IWD2024. In doing so, we emphasized key missions that encompass:

  • Empowering women to assume leadership and decision-making roles in both business and science.
  • Helping women and girls make informed decisions about their health.
  • Recruiting and developing female talent and fostering inclusive workplace environments.

“We are thrilled to recognize the accomplishments of women scientists”

I am proud to see our colleagues enthusiastically supporting the International Women’s Day call to ‘Inspire Inclusion!’ The heart-hands in the collage below symbolize our appreciation of the achievements of women researchers and the recognition of the trailblazers who have courageously made a mark on societies past and present.

We are thrilled to recognize the accomplishments of women scientists through our many MDPI awards and by highlighting success stories. As inspirational figures, female scientists are paving the way for the next generation of women aspiring to pursue careers in engineering, life sciences, computing, and various other STEM fields.

“I consider myself lucky because I work with incredibly talented women who inspire me every day.”
– Dr. Alessandra Pasut, Winner of MDPI's ‘Biology 2023 Young Investigator Award’

“It’s really important to find a supportive and enabling environment in which to do your science; it would have a big impact on you as a person and on your scientific outputs.”
– Dr. Rhea Longley, Winner of the ‘Pathogens 2023 Young Investigator Award’

Open-access publishing, in particular, allows early-career women researchers to share their work more widely, potentially attracting mentorship opportunities and collaborations. This support is crucial for career development and advancement.

Coming Together for Science

MDPI Joins United2Act in Collective Fight to Stop Paper Mills

In my February 2024 CEO Letter, I highlighted some of our recent initiatives aimed at bolstering our commitment to research integrity, including joining the STM Integrity Hub and expanding our Research Integrity and Publication Ethics team (RIPE). Continuing our efforts in coming together for science, I am pleased to share our participation in the United2Act initiative.

The text below is taken from our official announcement:

United2Act represents an international group of stakeholders in the publishing industry committed to addressing the collective challenge posed to research integrity by paper mills.

Scientists and academic publishers have increasingly noted the alarming proliferation of paper mills, recognized as fraudulent entities seeking to manipulate the publication process for financial profit. These entities engage in fraudulent practices such as falsifying or fabricating data, selling co-authorship of fake papers, manipulating peer review, and including inappropriate citations. These actions pose a significant threat to the integrity of the scholarly record, prompting widespread concern among those involved in the academic community.

MDPI has been actively contributing to combat the undermining of the scientific record. Our editors employ a set of tools to detect potential ethical breaches within a manuscript and to tackle the issue of fake papers.

United2Act’s consensus statement is the outcome of a virtual summit held in May 2023. It involved the participation of research bodies, publishers, researchers/sleuths, universities, and publishing infrastructure from 15 countries and resulted in a Consensus Statement outlining five key areas of action for all stakeholders:

  • Education and awareness
  • Improve post-publication corrections
  • Facilitate and organise research on paper mills
  • Enable the development of trust markers
  • Facilitate dialogue between stakeholders

MDPI is committed to promoting transparency and integrity in scholarly publishing and is continuing to work closely with the scientific community toward this goal.

Closing Thoughts


Left to right: Ryo Hirayama (Marketing Specialist, MDPI), Takashi Sasabe (Marketing Specialist, MDPI), Dr. Giulia Stefenelli (Chair of Scientific Office Board, MDPI), Dr. Izumi Yamamoto (Marketing Manager, MDPI), and Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI), at MDPI’s office in Tokyo, Japan.

Visit to Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan

In March, I had the opportunity to visit our Tokyo office and engage with stakeholders in Tokyo and Kyoto. During the visit, I also recorded a video message to welcome Japanese scholars working with MDPI and to highlight our operations in Japan.

We held meetings with Editors-in-Chief, librarians, scholars, and external consultants to gather feedback on our efforts to enhance our reputation and explore additional steps we can take in that direction. Japan's rich cultural heritage, characterized by tradition, respect, and formality, provided valuable insights into meeting the publishing needs specific to Japan.

Japan’s Open Access statistics

Over the years, we have seen a shift from subscription-only to gold OA publishing in Japan, despite the lack of an official mandate. Here are some statistics:

  • 2012: 68% of articles were subscription-only, 6% were green Open Access, and 8% were gold Open Access.
  • 2016: 55% of articles were subscription-only, 6% were green Open Access, and 20% were gold Open Access.
  • 2022: 43% of articles were subscription-only, 7% were green Open Access, and 39% were gold Open Access.

To learn more about the history of OA in Japan as well as about future trends, please read this blog post.

“Japan is the ninth-largest contributor to our total publications”


Left to right: Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI), Dr. Izumi Yamamoto (Marketing Manager, MDPI), and Dr. Giulia Stefenelli (Chair of Scientific Office Board, MDPI) visiting Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan.

MDPI and Japan by Numbers

As at 1 April, over 50,000 MDPI articles have been authored by scholars affiliated with Japanese institutions, making the country the ninth-largest contributor to our total publications. Over the past three years (2020–2023), nearly 90,000 authors affiliated with Japanese institutes have published with MDPI, and we have collaborated with over 4,600 Guest Editors from Japan.

In 2023, we published over 8,200 papers from authors associated with Japanese institutions. MDPI collaborates with 41 institutional partnerships in Japan, including the University of Tokyo, Hokkaido University, and Nagoya University. We have over 2,100 active EBMs from Japan, more than 1,050 EBMs having an H-index between 26 and 50, including 13 serving as Editors-in-Chief.

General Feedback – a side note

A general takeaway from our discussions with stakeholders from around the world is that negative perceptions of MDPI often stem from misinformation, misconceptions, or misunderstandings about MDPI and our practices. While we acknowledge our mistakes and work diligently to address them, maintaining a strong editorial procedure and robust peer-review process, I find that educating stakeholders about our how we do what we do and our ongoing improvements tends to help shift opinions.

That said, we recognize the importance of addressing individual concerns. We take feedback seriously and are continuously working to get better while not compromising the core principles that millions of authors appreciate about MDPI.

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

25 March 2024
Meet Us at the 37th International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS37), 23–26 April 2024, Seoul, South Korea


MDPI will attend the 37th International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, held from 23 to 26 April 2024 in Seoul, South Korea.

Since its inception in 1969, the International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS) series has been at the forefront of this movement and has grown to become the largest and most prominent global event in the electric vehicle industry, showcasing current and emerging technologies both in the market and under development.

The EVS37 organizing committee aims to address and shape the monumental movement of e-mobility under the theme of "Electric Waves to Future Mobility" with academic, government, and industry professionals involved in electric vehicle technologies. As the EV revolution continues to evolve at increasingly faster speeds, EVS37 serves a critical role as a nexus to exchange ideas and feature the latest EV breakthroughs.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Electronics;
  • WEVJ;
  • Vehicles;
  • Energies;
  • Smart Cities;
  • Batteries;
  • Machines.

If you plan to attend this conference, we invite you to visit our booth and converse with our delegates. We are excited to meet you in person and address any questions you may have. For further details about the conference, please visit the following website: https://evs37korea.org/main.asp.

4 March 2024
MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter #9 - Romania, Research Integrity, Viruses

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

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


Opening Thoughts


Reka Kovacs (Deputy Office Manager, MDPI), Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI), and Sandra Ana Spatariu (Office Manager, MDPI) at the MDPI office in Cluj, Romania.

MDPI’s Impact on Romania

In February, I visited our office in Cluj, Romania. I worked closely with our senior office managers and various teams, including the departments of training, marketing and conferences, as well as our journal relationship specialists, reviewing our service to the local scholarly community. During the visit, I also met with representatives from Babes-Bolyai University and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. Our multifunctional Romanian office plays an important role in supporting our collaborations with the local market as well as helping to meet MDPI’s overall business needs.


Feedback and strategy meeting with a group of MDPI’s Journal Relationship Specialists at the MDPI office in Cluj, Romania.

With 22,436 articles, Romania ranks as a top 20 contributing country to MDPI’s total number of papers published as at 28 February 2024. This highlights the importance of our collaboration with Romanian-affiliated authors and the growing opportunity to support their publishing needs. MDPI is one of the few academic publishers with a significant presence in Romania, boasting over 360 colleagues across our offices in Bucharest and Cluj. We are also proud to hire colleagues from local institutions to launch their careers within publishing.

Romania ranks as a top 20 contributing country.

The Numbers: 2019–2023

MDPI has seen a healthy increase in submissions from Romanian authors over the past three years, from 8,439 in 2021 to 11,866 by end of 2023, with most submissions going to journals such as Sustainability, Medicina, Diagnostics, IJMS, Applied Sciences, and JCM. From 2019 to 2023, MDPI published articles from 32,145 authors affiliated with Romanian institutions. Over those years, we have worked with Romanian Guest Editors on nearly 3,000 occasions to support their Special Issue and Topical collections.

With more than 300 Editorial Board Members from Romania, 34 appear on the board of Mathematics, 27 on Materials, 19 on Polymers, 18 on Coatings, and 16 on Molecules, while three serve as Section Editors-in-Chief (SEiC) on our journals Coatings (3.4 IF, 4.6 Citescore), Magnetochemistry (2.7 IF, 3.5 Citescore), and Chemosensors (4.2 IF, 3.9 Citescore).

Institutional Open Access Programs

Our commitment to working with institutions is evident in Romania, where we have established eight Institutional Open Access Programs (IOAP) with esteemed institutions such as the University of Bucharest, the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, and most recently the National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics.

Our growth and presence in Romania are a true testament.

We also have IOAP agreements with Babes-Bolyai University and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, where I had the opportunity to meet senior stakeholders during my visit. Below are a few photos capturing our meeting with Prof. Radu Silaghi-Dumitrescu (Head of Faculty of Chemistry, Babes-Bolyai University) at the MDPI office in Cluj, Romania, along with a photo from our meeting with Vice Deans Nicoleta Cobarzan, Nicoleta Ilies, and Hoda Gavril, from the faculty of Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Cluj, Romania.


Our growth and presence in Romania are a true testament to the service we provide to the scholarly community and the relationships we foster in that region. We look forward to continuing to support Romanian scholars and institutions by providing a valuable and trusted experience with MDPI, the leader in open access publishing.

Impactful Research

MDPI Joins the STM Integrity Hub

MDPI has long been a supporter and partner of STM, with our involvement ranging from sponsoring and attending events to helping organize event programs. By joining the STM Integrity Hub, we aim to further our commitment to STM initiatives aimed at safeguarding the integrity of science.

“We are pleased to welcome MDPI as the 35th organisation participating in the Hub. This expansion is critical, as every new member enhances our capacity to prevent fraudulent submissions from entering the academic record.”

Joris van Rossum, Director of Research Integrity, STM

MDPI operates in full alignment with STM Integrity Hub's values of shared data and experiences. We strongly believe in collaboration and open exchange for the purposes of creating a holistic approach to support research integrity at MDPI itself and across the entire academic publishing industry. The Integrity Hub is an excellent example of how publishers can come together to jointly address industry-wide challenges related to research integrity, such as manuscripts that breach research integrity standards and paper-mills.

I look forward to our Research Integrity and Publication Ethics Team (RIPE) team immersing themselves in this initiative, exchanging information, best practices, and tools for the benefit of the entire scholarly ecosystem. We believe that ethical publishing standards should be implemented across the board, and we aim to be rigorous in our approach, addressing research integrity issues and improving the impact of published research.

Inside MDPI

MDPI Expands Research Integrity and Publication Ethics Team (RIPE)

In addition to external collaborations and joint initiatives aimed at further strengthening our commitment to research integrity, we are also enhancing our internal efforts. This includes improving our processes and guidelines and expanding our teams and departments to ensure quality assurance throughout our publishing process.

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our Research Integrity and Publication Ethics Team (RIPE) at MDPI. The RIPE team has recently welcomed new colleagues, each bringing unique skills and a personal commitment to prioritize ethical considerations in all our work.

The demand for research integrity and high ethical standards in academic publishing is steadily rising across our industry. Our expanded RIPE team will work to enhance and align our practices with industry best practices, ensuring excellence in research integrity and publication ethics.


Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI) introduces Dr. Tim Tait-Jamieson (Research Integrity Lead, MDPI) for his presentation on MDPI’s Retraction and Approval Process to a group of Journal Relationship Specialists at the MDPI office in Cluj, Romania: “The demand for research integrity and publication ethics is steadily rising across our industry.”

Introducing our Research Integrity and Publication Ethics Team

Led by Dr. Tim Tait-Jamieson (Research Integrity Lead), the RIPE team comprises Dr. Ivana Resanovic (Research Integrity Manager), Dr. Lavinia Rogojina (Research Integrity Manager), Ms. Diana Apodaritei (Research Integrity Specialist), Dr. Zoltan Mihaly (Research Integrity Specialist), Mr. Aleksandar Đukić (Research Integrity Specialist), Ms. Ana Stankovic (Research Integrity Specialist), and Ms. Anna Pena (Publication Ethics Assistant).

Please click here to access everything that you need to know about MDPI’s Research and Publication Ethics.

With this span of complementary roles, the RIPE team collaborates directly with journal editorial teams and works closely with various departments, including our Scientific Office Board and our Journal Relationship Specialists. The team’s primary objectives are to help prevent issues regarding research integrity and publication ethics during peer review, uphold MDPI’s ethics policies, adhere to industry standards, and resolve publication ethics and research integrity issues and complaints.

Quality Updates to Special Issues Oversight

At MDPI, we are committed to reviewing policies pertaining to the quality of research. In this blog post, Shaheena Patel (Communications Associate, MDPI), outlines two recent updates to MDPI journal processes. These updates pertain to Special Issue (SI) quality guidelines, in line with criteria provided by COPE and DOAJ. Alongside the SI updates, details regarding the new minor corrections policy introduced in 2024 are provided in the blog.

The two updates we implemented include greater oversight and the verification of Guest Editor credentials. These guidelines require that Editors-in-Chief (EiCs) and Editorial Board Members (EBMs) take responsibility for overseeing SIs.

PS. Thank you, James Butcher, for featuring this up in your 67th issue of the Journalogy newsletter.

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Coming Together for Science

Viruses 2024 – A World of Viruses

I am pleased to share the success of our MDPI conference Viruses 2024 – A World of Viruses, held 14-16 February, in Barcelona. With 240 registrations, this event brought together top scientists, researchers, and industry experts from 40 countries to share their findings on the latest developments in viral pathogenesis and immune responses.

Attendees gathered for the 5th edition of the Viruses’ conference, where we hosted influential keynote speeches from Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Charles M. Rice and ‘Distinguished Senior Virologist’ Prof. Luis Enjuanes, along with 14 invited speakers, 47 selected speakers, and nine flash poster presenters, to discuss the most significant issues in virology today.

Recap on the #Viruses2024 Conference

Take a look at the key moments from MDPI’s Viruses event and please join us in commemorating a gathering for global knowledge and cooperation. A heartfelt thank-you to all attendees; their passion and engagement played a crucial role in making this event an engaging success!

Below are calls to action from the keynote speakers encouraging collaboration and communication:

“There’s never been a better time than now to really take the power that we have both in terms of basic research and also in biotech and pharma to develop antiviral agents.” - Dr. Charles M. Rice, The Rockefeller University, New York, USA

“The collaboration between labs is absolutely essential. Improving initial detection and improving communication is a must for all of us working in science.” - Prof. Dr. Luis Enjuanes, National Center of Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC), Madrid, Spain

Our thanks go to our sponsors and partnering societies, our Viruses journal and editorial team, our Barcelona colleagues, and the social media, conference and other MDPI teams for making this event a memorable occasion. View the event gallery here.

Upcoming In-Person Event

24–26 April, 2024
4th MMCS – Harnessing the Power of New Drug Modalities
Location: Barcelona, Spain

Esteemed speakers at MMCS 2024 include Prof. Arun K. Ghosh, the mind behind the Darunavir molecule, and Prof. Paul Brennan, CSO of Alzheimer's Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute.

Find more upcoming MDPI events here.


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Closing Thoughts

Researcher to Reader (R2R) Conference

From 20–21 February 2024, I had the pleasure of attending the Researcher to Reader (R2R) conference in London, which MDPI has proudly sponsored over the years. The conference programme offered a variety of session formats, including workshops, panel discussions, debates, interviews, presentations, and lightning talks, with opportunities to discuss relevant topics.

We take pride in supporting the scientific community, bringing researchers across the world together to network, exchange ideas and share the latest in science and publishing. In 2023, MDPI invested close to 2 million CHF in sponsoring over 2,000 scientific and publishing-related conferences worldwide.

R2R Peer Review Innovations Workshop

I found the R2R conference to be engaging, with the workshops being particularly enjoyable. My colleague Giulia Stefenelli (Chair of Scientific Office Board) and I participated in the “Peer Review Innovations” workshop, which spanned four sessions over the two days. These sessions explored the future of peer review and how we can improve the peer review process for everyone involved. Notably, the large majority of attendees expressed their opinion that peer review, as currently practiced, requires significant improvement. Together, we collaborated on potential immediate and long-term improvements and innovative processes, aiming to create an ecosystem beneficial to all stakeholders by strengthening submission systems with the aim of reducing threats and making authors more responsible for their work. We also discussed the opportunity for academic institutions to better scrutinize the quality of the work produced and submitted to journals.

Our group comprised publishers, software providers, librarians, and more, bringing diverse perspectives to the discussions. These interactions were relevant to MDPI’s ongoing conversations, providing insights to our efforts. The session also made me appreciate that MDPI is doing well, as the group discussions included the subject of various quality checks that we have already embedded in our processes, ensuring that we keep abreast of industry standards.

The need for an optimized system to incentivize the activities of editors and reviewers was also a focus of discussion, as well as the support that reviewers need from publishers via the provision of strong reports through fixed forms, questionnaires and training.

At MDPI, we are currently auditing our reviewer program to improve reviewer recognition, guidelines, and methods for identifying suitable reviewers, while maintaining our commitment to quality and timeliness.

Congratulations to Mark Carden, Conference Director, and the R2R team for organizing a productive and successful event. PS: The break times were greatly appreciated as well!

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

21 February 2024
Meet Us at ACS Spring 2024—Many Flavors of Chemistry, 17–21 March 2024, New Orleans, LA, USA


Conference:
ACS Spring 2024
Organization: American Chemical Society
Date: 17–21 March 2024
Place: Halls D & E, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
Booth: #2530

MDPI journals will be attending ACS Spring 2024—Many Flavors of Chemistry as an exhibitor. This meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA, USA, from 17 to 21 March 2024.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is one of the world’s largest scientific organizations with more than 151,000 members in 140 countries. ACS meetings and expos are held biannually. This expo is an opportunity for thousands of chemistry professionals to meet, share ideas, and advance scientific and technical knowledge. The topic in Spring 2024 is “Many Flavors of Chemistry”.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.acs.org/meetings/acs-meetings/spring.html.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

MDPI and Digital Science Meeting

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

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


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

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

What is Altmetric?

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

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

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

Sources Tracked by Altmetric


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

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

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

Read more:

Impactful Research

Ten High-Altmetric Articles Published by MDPI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How do I use altmetrics?

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

Sharing Research Online

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

“An Update on Eukaryotic Viruses Revived from Ancient Permafrost”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inside MDPI

MDPI Annual Meeting Celebrations in China

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

MDPI and TU Delft Adopt Flat Fee Model in Extended Partnership

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

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

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

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

Benefits to MDPI’s IOAP

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Closing Thoughts

Reflections on the 2024 APE Conference

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

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

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

Highlights

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

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

“We can share best practices and lessons learned”

Incorporating MDPI’s Insights into Conferences

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

30 January 2024
Acknowledgment of the Reviewers of Energies in 2023

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

In 2023, Energies received 29,009 review reports, from 14,363 reviewers. This past year, we worked with reviewers from 114 countries and regions, reflecting the diversity in our collaboration with research communities. Their dedication shapes scholarly discourse and advances global research. The editorial team expresses gratitude for the vital role played by each reviewer in the Energies family throughout 2023, and we look forward to their continued support in 2024.

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

A. M. Alklaibi Lida Kouhalvandi
A. S. Rashed Lidia Castoldi
A. V. S. L. Sai Bharadwaj Lijun Zhang
Aaron Fuller Lilia Lesyk
Aashish Kumar Bohre Liliya Dunyushkina
Abbas Abbaszadeh Shahri Liming Fan
Abbas Gharib Lin Li, Prairie View A&M University
Abbas Nasri Lin Li, University of Nevada
Abbott Po Shun Chen Lina Montuori
Abby Onencan Linchuan Zhao
Abdelaziz El-Hoshoudy Lindita Bande
Abdelaziz Saidi Ling Qian
Abdelfatah Abomohra Ling Qin
Abdelhakim Mesloub Lingli Qing
Abdelhalim Miftah Lingxiao Yang
Abdelkader Slimane Linkai Li
Abdelmadjid Recioui Lioua Kolsi
Abderrazak Boutramine Li-Pang Wang
Abdo Gassar Lite Zhang
Abdul Hafaz Ngah Liu Zhi
Abdul Hakeem Deshmukh Liuhua Yang
Abdul Jatoi Liuye Mo
Abdul Majeed Liviu Neamt
Abdul Rab Asary Liwei Deng
Abdul Razaque Loan Au
Abdulagatov Abdulagatov Lodovica Valetti
Abdulaziz Alanazi Loganathan Veeramuthu
Abdulaziz Alturki Loic Theolier
Abdulfatah A. Yusuf Longcheng Zhang
Abdulkareem Alsultan Longxing Wu
Abdullah Al-Aboosi Lorena Caridad
Abdullah Alourani Lorena Parra
Abdullah Altamimi Lorenza Rugnini
Abdulnaser M. Alshoaibi Lorenzo Ciappi
Abdulrahman Dahash Lorenzo Cristiani
Abdulrauf Adebayo Lorenzo De Vidovich
Abdulrazak Otaru Lorenzo Diana
Abdülvahap Çakmak Loreta Tamasauskaite-Tamasiunaite
Abdur Raziq Lotfi Baghli
Abdus Mollah Lourdes Diaz Jimenez
Abeer Salah Lourdes Orejuela-Escobar
Abel Arredondo-Galeana Lourdes Rivero-Gutierrez
Abhijeet Anand Lozica Ivanovic
Abhishek Kumar Patel Lubhani Mishra
Abiola Taiwo Ľubomír Beňa
Abniel Machín Lubomir Kubik
Abraham Amole Luca Gonsalvi
Abualkasim Bakeer Luca La Notte
Acacio Amaral Luca Nanni
Ada Amélia Sanders Lopes Luca Sani
Adam Dziubiński Luca Staricco
Ádám Golcs Lucas Frizera Encarnação
Adam Kolinski Lucas Hernández-Saravia
Ádám Leelőssy Lucas Melo
Adam Masłoń Lucia Načinović Prskalo
Adam Mroziński Lucian Pislaru-Danescu
Adam Ryszko Luciano Almeida
Adam Sulich Luciano De Tommasi
Adam Szeląg Lucília Ribeiro
Adam Ustrzycki Ludmila Rudi
Adán Ramírez-López Ludwik Wicki
Adel Elkordi Luigi Aldieri
Adelina Bordianu Luigi De Napoli
Adil Malik Luigi Di Bitonto
Adina Giurgiuman Luigi Dolores
Adina Magdalena Musuc Luigi Grossi
Adis Puška Luigi Sequino
Aditya Singh Luigia Petti
Adnan Altaf Luis Alonso Trujillo Guajardo
Adolfo Rafael López Núñez Luís Alves
Adrian Gligor Luís Brito Palma
Adrian Ioana Luis Carlos Ordoñez López
Adrian Soto Luis Carlos Sandoval Herazo
Adrian Stuparu Luis Fazendeiro
Adrian Tulbure Luis Ferreira
Adriana Balan Luis Henrique Guimarães
Adriana Florina Popa Luis Magadán Cobo
Adriana Grigorescu Luis Miguel Calvo Herrero
Adriana Tokar Luis N. Coria
Adriana-Gabriela Schiopu Luís Neves
Adriano A. Mendes Luis Ramon Merchan Villalba
Adriano A. Santos Luis Serrano
Adrien Morel Luisa Pagnini
Afrasiab Tareen Luiz Antonio Alcântara Pereira
Afrasyab Khan Luiz Henrique Medeiros
Afzal Khan Luiz Pereira
Agapi Vasileiadou Luiza Loredana Năstase
Agata Szłapa-Kula Luka Boban
Agbotiname Imoize Lu-Kai Song
Aggelos Avramopoulos Lukas Gnam
Aggelos Bouhouras Lukas Hubka
Aggrey Mwesigye Lukas Jasiunas
Ágnes Bárkányi Lukas Kratky
Agnieszka Bala-Litwiniak Łukasz Brzeziński
Agnieszka Choroszucho Łukasz Mazur
Agnieszka Jakubowska-Ciszek Łukasz Nowak
Agnieszka Merkisz-Guranowska Łukasz Orman
Agnieszka Wantuch Lukasz Staszewski
Agustín Herrera-May Łukasz Warguła
Agyemang Sampene Lukman Hakim
Ahmad Abbas Luomeng Chao
Ahmad Faiz Minai Luyu Wang
Ahmad Mustafa Luz Marina Ruiz
Ahmad Naquash Lyudmila Nyrkova
Ahmad Taha M. A. Fazal
Ahmadjan Muhammadhaji M. A. Tawfik
Ahmed Abdel Monteleb M. Ali M. Mustafa Azeem
Ahmed Al Mansur M. Nagamadhu
Ahmed Al-Manea M. Prabhakar
Ahmed El Shafie Maarten Wolsink
Ahmed Elebiary Mabrook Amer
Ahmed El-Seesy Mabrouk Sami
Ahmed Faramawy Macedon Moldovan
Ahmed Farid Ibrahim Maciej Kruszyna
Ahmed Fatimi Maciej Marek
Ahmed Frghaly Maciej Sołtysik
Ahmed Gad Made Sucipta
Ahmed Gatea Magdalena Broda
Ahmed Ginidi Magdalena Joka Yildiz
Ahmed Gomaa Magdalena Kalińska-Kula
Ahmed H. Yakout Magdalena Piasecka
Ahmed Hebala Magdalena Wróbel-Jędrzejewska
Ahmed J. Ali Magdalena Zielińska
Ahmed Jaber Maged Mohammed
Ahmed Khaled Mahaboobbatcha Aleem
Ahmed Omar Mahdi Karami
Ahmed Osman Mahdi Mosayebi
Ahmed Ouadha Mahdi Shakouri
Ahmed Saeed Mahendra Chilukuri
Ahmed Salem Maher Al-Baghdadi
Ahmed Samour Mahesh Kumar
Ahmed Shaker Mahinda Ranasinghe
Ahmed Tawfic Mahmoud A. Ibrahim
Ahmed Zouinkhi Mahmoud Abdelrahim
Ahmet Aktas Mahmoud Abdelwahab Fathy Sayed
Ahmet Yigit Arabul Mahmoud Attia
Aidar Kadyirov Mahmoud Elewa
Aidin Delnavaz Mahmoud Elgamasy
Aisha Al-Moubaraki Mahmoud Elsadd
Aissa Abderrahmane Mahmoud Elsheniti
Aivars Aboltins Mahmoud F. Seleiman
Ajay Kumar Mahmoud Hefnawy
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Akash Kailas Patil Mahmut Burak Okuducu
Akhtar Rasool Mahyar Abedi
Akshay Kumar Mahyar Kamali Saraji
Akter Hossain Mai Roushdy
Alaa El-Din Hussein Maiyong Zhu
Alaa Rabee Maja Krčum
Alaa Yassin Al-Ahmad Maji Luo
Alameri Saeed Majid Hosseinpour
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Arkadiusz Mystkowski Mohamed Elhadi Matallah
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Arman Amani Babadi Mohamed Ezzat
Arman Goudarzi Mohamed Gabr
Armand Faganel Mohamed Gamal Hussien
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Artem Artyukhov Mohamed Kayid
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Arunava Chatterjee Mohammad Alrwashdeh
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Arvind Singh Mohammad Ayaz Alam
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Ashish Kumar Mohammad Rahiminejad
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Asmaa Selim Mohammadreza Kadivar
Ateeq Ur Rehman Mohammad-Reza Pendar
Atef Mohammed Mohammed Abdul Hannan
Athanasios G. Lazaropoulos Mohammed Ali
Athanasios Koliogiorgos Mohammed Al-Rubaii
Athanassios A. Dimas Mohammed Amer
Athena Progiou Mohammed Awad
Athulya S. Palakkal Mohammed Hadouchi
Atif Siddiqui Mohammed Hajjaj
Atin Pramanik Mohammed Kamel
Attila Egedy Mohammed Kharrich
Attila Gyore Mohammed M. Al-Sawalha
Attila Simo Mohammed Mahedi Hasan
Audrius Bagdanavicius Mohammed Ouassaid
Aura Popescu Mohammed Sazid
Aura Rusca Mohammed W. Muhieldeen
Aurel Botezan Mohan Appikonda
Aurelia Rybak Mohanad Al-Ghriybah
Auwalu Inuwa Mohammed Mohanad Kareem
Avo Reinap Mohd Fairus Bin Ahmad
Awad Bin Saud Alquaity Mohd Natashah Norizan
Axel Funke Mohd Tariq
Aya Hagishima Mohsen Brahmi
Ayman Alneamy Mohsen Goodarzi
Ayman Al-Quraan Mohsen Saffari Pour
Ayrat Badriev Mohsen Salimi
Azadeh Babaei Mohsin Murad
Azeem Zubair Moien Omar
Azizollah Khormali Moises Jimenez-Martinez
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Baher Amer Monalisa Biswal
Bahtiyar Efe Monica Alcindor
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Bartłomiej Hernik Moslem Fattahi
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Bhausaheb Dhokale Muhammad Fahad Zia
Bhim Sen Thapa Muhammad Faheem
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Cecilia Mazzoli Nicola Delmonte
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Celestino García Gómez Nicola Molinari
Cesar Saldias Nicola Pedroni
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Chang Kim Nicoleta Sirghi
Chang Liu Nicolina Pop
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Changning Wu Niket Sharma
Changyuan Chen Nikita Babyr
Chao Chang Nikita Osintsev
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Chao Ma Nikola Čajová Kantová
Chao Sun Nikola Vladimir
Chao Zhang Nikolaos D. Charisiou
Chao Zhao Nikolaos Manousakis
Chaofan Xian Nikolaos Margaritis
Chaolin Zhang Nikolaos Theodorakatos
Chaoshan Wu Nikolay Bezhin
Charles Breton Nikolay Hinov
Charles Harahap Nikolay Khokhlov
Chemseddine Maatki Nikolay Korolev
Chen Gong Nikolay Lopatkin
Cheng Li Nikolay Neykov
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Chengbin Yu Ningzhi Jin
Chengjiang Zhou Nipon Ketjoy
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Chenxi Wang Noe Aguilar-Rivera
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Chiara Deangeli Noto Susanto Gultom
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Chien Nguyen Nuno Baía Saraiva
Chih-Chun Hsieh Nuno Carlos Leitão
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Chiriac Irina Nuno Miguel Barateiro Gonçalves Silva
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Chun-Ching Hsiao Olga Andrianova
Chunfeng Hu Olga Bucovetchi
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Chung-Fu Huang Olga Nesterova
Chunkan Yu Olimpia Mintas
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Chun-Liang Lin Olivian Chiver
Chun-Liang Yeh Olivier Feron
Chunyan Li Olusegun Oguntona
Chybyung Park Olutosin Otekunrin
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Ciprian Cristea Omar Abdalla
Ciprian Vlad Omar Dagdag
Ciro Vasmara Omar Hazem Mohammed
Clara Delgado-Sánchez Omar Mahmoud
Claudia Constantinescu Omar Makram
Claudia Girjob Omar Mohamed
Claudia Naldi Omar Naifar
Claudia Pacurar Omar Ruiz-Martinez
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Constantin Suru Orlando Corigliano
Constantin Ungureanu Orlando Duran
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Corrado Lo Storto Oscar Monroy
Costante M. Invernizzi Othman Omar
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Crhistian Baldo Ozan Gulbudak
Crina Bucur P. S. Manoharan
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Cristian Boldisor Pablo Benalcazar
Cristian Petcu Pablo Fernández-Arias
Cristian Ramirez-Gutierrez Pablo Jimenez-Bonilla
Cristian-Dragos Dumitru Pablo Olmeda
Cristina Biris Pablo Rodriguez-Lopez
Cristina Piselli Pål Andersen
Cristina Raluca Gh. Popescu Pan Zhang
Cristina-Emanuela Enascuta Panagiota Katsimpini
Crystian Venegas-Barrera Panagiota Mihalakakou
Cuauhtémoc Sanchez Ramírez Panagiotis Isigonis
Cunqi Jia Panayiotis G. Dimitriadis
Cyril Nicolas Panitapu Bhramara
D.B. Jani Paola Salvini
Dachang Zhu Paolo Benna
Dai Orihara Paolo Candeloro
Daijun Feng Paolo Ceci
Dainius Savickas Paolo Colbertaldo
Dalia M. Ibrahiem Paolo Congedo
Damian Hallmann Paolo De Filippis
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Damir Valiev Paolo Scarabaggio
Dan Neculoiu Paolo Visconti
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Danica Rosinova Paraskevi Askouni
Daniel Brauss Parisa Mojaver
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Daniel Cotfas Pascal Boulet
Daniel Dobslaw Pascal Schirmer
Daniel Dragomir-Stanciu Pashalina Zwi Terzopoulou
Daniel Fodorean Pasiano Rivas-García
Daniel Gabaldón-Estevan Pasquale Giungato
Daniel Himr Pasquale Vizza
Daniel Homocianu Pathik Sahoo
Daniel Icaza Patricia Acosta-Vargas
Daniel Iyinomen Patricia Iweka
Daniel Jancarczyk Patricia Persaud
Daniel Kalús Patrick Mcdaniel
Daniel Kostrzewa Patrycja Żegleń
Daniel Pavlov Paul Refalo
Daniel Pottie Paula Alexandra Gonçalves
Daniel Sławiński Paulo Albuquerque
Daniel Wachowiak Paulo Coelho
Daniela Ciolea Paulo Costa
Daniela Dzhonova Paulo Maurício Videiro
Daniela Sova Paulo Miguel Marques Fontes
Daniele Colognesi Paulo Rocha
Daniele Franchi Paulo Sergio Martins
Daniele Ricci Pavel Fiala
Danijel Topić Pavel Ilyushin
Danijela Nikolić Pavel Kepezhinskas
Danil Lyapunov Pavel Kic
Dănilă Iulian Pavel Krasnov
Danila Vasilchenko Pavel Lafata
Danuta Król Pavel Tcvetkov
Daqin Guan Pavlo Kryvenko
Dario Colorado-Garrido Pavlos Nikolaidis
Dariusz Bismor Paweł Bogacz
Dariusz Butrymowicz Paweł Droździel
Dariusz Grabowski Paweł Grabowski
Dariusz Horla Paweł Jabłoński
Dariusz Janiszewski Paweł Kozakiewicz
Dariusz Klepacki Paweł Lonkwic
Dariusz Kurczyński Paweł Martynowicz
Dariusz Kurz Paweł Mirek
Dariusz Kusiak Paweł Pacyga
Dariusz Mikielewicz Pawel Rozga
Darjan Karabasevic Paweł Swornowski
Darkhan Yerezhep Pawel Tadeusz Kazibudzki
Darko Božanić Paweł Weichbroth
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Darrell Robinette Pedaballi Sireesha
Darshit Upadhyay Pedro Arsénio
David A. Mejia Pedro Cruz
David Aaron Rodriguez-Alejandro Pedro Fonte
David Antolinc Pedro García-Ramírez
David Bernstein Pedro Marques
David Ching-Fang Shih Pedro Melo
David Krantz Pedro Nakasu
David Marrero-López Pedro Rodrigues
David Rodriguez Pedro Roig
David Rohindra Pedro Vargas Chable
David Salvador Sanz Pei Jiang
David Schoenwald Pei Zhou
Davide Ciceri Peijian Zhou
Davide Di Battista Peiying Tsai
Davide Lanni Peiyong Ni
Davide Marsano Peiyu Zhang
Davis Montenegro Pejman Goudarzi
Davor Mance Peng Kou
Davor Vinko Peng Qin
Davut Ertekin Peng Yang
Dawei Wu Pengtao Wang
Dawid Buła Pengwei Li
Dawid Wajnert Pesquisa Doutorado
Dawid Zych Petar Antov
Daxin Dong Peter Josef Stauvermann
Debashis Panda Peter Juras
Debiao Meng Peter Kleine-Moellhoff
Deborah Panepinto Peter Koleda
Deepak Amaripadath Peter Leinweber
Deepranjan Sarkar Peter Rusinov
Dehao Qin Peter Stumpf
Dejan Vasović Peter Watson
Dejan Zagar Peter Woodfield
Demosthenis Asimakopoulos Peteris Apse-Apsitis
Denghui He Pethurajan Vigneshwaran
Denis Balzamov Petlovanyi Mykhailo
Denis Knyazkov Petr Bilík
Denis Kotin Petr Domnikov
Denis Miroshnichenko Petr Yeletsky
Denis Sidorov Petra Palátová
Denisa Rusinaru Petra Schneider
Denise Espinosa Petrescu Lucian
Deniss Brodnevs Petri P. Kärenlampi
Deniss Stepins Petru Livinti
Denivaldo Lopes Phan Anh Duong
Deniz Velioglu Sogut Philip Moore
Denys Baranovskyi Philipp Röse
Dervis Kirikkaleli Phong B. Dao
Deshang Han Phurailatpam Chitaranjan Sharma
Desire Rasolomampionona Pierre D'Ans
Despina Dimelli Pierre Kubiak
Devinder Mahajan Pieter Bauwens
Dewi Fardhyanti Pietro Arena
Deyu Li Pietro Parisi
Dhan Lord Fortela Pietro Toscano
Dhanalakshmi Sellan Ping Wang
Di Costanzo Luigi Ping Zhu
Di Wu Pingfan Hu
Di Yun Pinghui Lee
Diaa-Eldin Mansour Piotr Bolibok
Diamantis Koutsandreas Piotr Folȩga
Diana D'Agostino Piotr Gnaciński
Diana Dmitrieva Piotr Gradziuk
Diana Enescu Piotr Jankowski-Mihułowicz
Dias Umyshev Piotr Koniorczyk
Diederik Coppitters Piotr Kunecki
Diego Arcos Avilés Piotr Legutko
Diego Bellan Piotr Małkowski
Diego Carrión Piotr Nowak
Diego Luna Piotr Olczak
Diego Morata Piotr Powroźnik
Diego Vergara Piotr Pruski
Dieter Froning Piotr Przybylek
Difei Zhao Piotr Rybacki
Dimitar Arnaudov Piotr Sliwka
Dimitra Kyriakou Piotr Sokolski
Dimitrios Bargiotas Piotr Sołowiej
Dimitrios Koilakos Piotr Synowiec
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Dimitrios Lampakis Piotr Zieliński
Dimitrios Rakopoulos Plamen Stanchev
Dimitrios Ι. Doukas Plamen Tsankov
Dimitris Barmpakos Pooya Taheri
Dimitris Chalkias Po-Wen Hsueh
Dinesh Kumar Mathew Prabhakar Karthikeyan
Dinesh Pandit Prabhakarn Arunachalam
Dingde Xu Prabhu Azhagapillai
Dingding Yang Prabhu Selvaraj
Dinko Vukadinovic Pradeep Parajuli
Dino Lovrić Pradip Debnath
Dipan Deb Prateek Malwe
Dirk J. E. M. Roekaerts Prathibha Joshi
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Dmitry Kiesewetter Przemysław Otomański
Dmitry Levshun Przemyslaw Ptak
Dmitry Ruban Przemysław Skotniczny
Dmytro Zherlitsyn Puneet Seth
Doaa Atia Pushpendra Rathore
Dobrin Cosmin Qahtan Thabit
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Domenico Morrone Qi Li
Domingo Alfonso Martin Sanchez Qian Lin
Domingo Martín Qian-Cheng Wang
Dominika Matuszewska Qiancheng Zhu
Domnina Razus Qianfa Deng
Donaldo Bran Qiang Chen
Donatella Cirrone Qiang Li, Xi'an Jiaotong University
Donato Fontanarosa Qiang Li, Zhejiang University
Dong Jin Kang Qiang Wang
Dong Liu Qiang Xu
Dong Zhao, Hubei University of Science and Technology Qiangui Zhang
Dong Zhao, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Qiao Yan
Dongdong Chen Qihui Chen
Dongdong Wang Qihui Yu
Dongfei Wang Qin Jing
Dongmin Li Qin Wu
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Dongqi An Qing Wang
Dongran Song Qing Zheng
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Dongyang Yang Qingchao Li
Dorin Petreus Qingfei Fu
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Dorota Temple Qingyun Yuan
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Dragan Marinkovic Qiubo Zhang
Dragan Milicevic Qiwei Zhang
Dragan Ranđelović Quanli Hu
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Dragoljub Bajic Quyen Vu Thi
Dragos Isvoranu R. García-León
Duane Robinson R. Maheswar
Duanjin Zhang Rabie Ramadan
Dumitru Dorin Lucache Rachela G Milazzo
Dunja Srpak Rachele Lamioni
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Durgarao Gijjapu Rachid Touzani
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Dzintra Atstāja Radim Bloudicek
Ebrahim E. Elsayed Radomir Mijailovic
Ebubekir Kaya Radosław Trebinski
Ecaterina Daniela Zeca Radoslaw Wolniak
Edgar Goytia Radostina Angelova
Edgar Maqueda Radu Bucea-Manea-Țoniș
Edgardo Jonathan Suarez-Dominguez Radu Ciuceanu
Edison Gundabattini Radu Dumitru Pentiuc
Edith Luévano-Hipólito Radu Mirea
Edith Osorio Radu Racovita
Edivan Carvalho Radu Zmeureanu
Edoardo Beretta Radwan Almasri
Edson Da Costa Rafael Bardera-Mora
Edson Talamini Rafael Campos-Amezuca
Edson Ursini Rafael Das Chagas
Eduard Osipov Rafael Escarela-Perez
Eduard Zadobrischi Rafael Melo
Eduardo Espinosa Rafael Navarro
Eduardo José Lopez Fernandez Rafael Peña Gallardo
Eduardo Martinez Rafael Sanchez Crespo
Eduardo Sánchez García Rafael Shehu
Edyta Małachowska Rafał Nagaj
Edyta Ropuszyńska-Surma Rafał Pitera
Edyta Wrzesińska-Jędrusiak Rafal Slefarski
Efstathios E. Theotokoglou Rafal Szukiewicz
Egberto Carla Pereira Ragaa Hamouda
Egor Lupachev Ragab El-Sehiemy
Ehab Alshamaileh Rahula Attalage
Ehab Bayoumi Raimondas Bliūdžius
Ehsan Ahmadian Raj Arya
Ehsan Farmahini Farahani Rajagopalan Varadarajan Ranganathan
Ehsan Kamel Rajeev Kumar
Ehsan Naderi Rajeev Padbhushan
Ekaterina Reshneva Rajendra Adhikari
El Khalil Cherif Raji Atchudan
Elaine Cardoso Rajkumar Rathore
Elanthamilan Elaiyappillai Rakan Antar
Elcio Oliveira Rakeshkumar Mahto
Elena Bunduchi Ralitsa Velinova
Elena Filonova Raluca Irina Clipa
Elena Helerea Raluca-Paula Moldovan
Elena Katysheva Ramalingam Senthil
Elena Magaril Ramasamy Kavikumar
Elena Răducan Ramasamy Srinivasagan
Elena S. Petrenko Ramón Gutiérrez-Castrejón
Elena Salernitano Ramon Ramirez-Villalobos
Elena Shchelokova Ramy Afia
Elena Shkarupeta Randy Pratama
Elena Vechkinzova Rania Ibrahim
Elena Vialkova Ranjit Shrestha
Elena-Nicoleta Untaru Rares Andrei Chihaia
Eleni Makri Rastislav Róka
Elham Maghsoudi Nia Ratale Henry Matjie
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Elisabeta Spunei Ravindra Jilte
Elisabetta Arato Ravindra Moharil
Elisabetta Sieni Ravindranadh Koutavarapu
Elisabetta Venezia Ravita Prasad
Eliseo Hernandez-Martinez Raymond C. Tesiero
Eliseu Monteiro Raymond Low
Eliza Kalbarczyk Raymundo Buenrostro-Mariscal
Elmiloud Chaabelasri Răzvan Calotă
Elnaz Amirahmadi Razvan Mocanu
Eloi Agostini Jr Rǎzvan Ştefan Popescu
Eloisa Salina Borello Reda El-Shishtawy
Eloísa Torres-Jiménez Reetam Sen Biswas
Eloy Conde Barajas Regragui Taki
Elsadig Ahmed Reiko Raute
Elumalai Pv Rekha Guchhait
Elza Zainullina Remigijus Ivanauskas
Elzbieta Broniewicz Remya P. Narayanan
Elżbieta Jasińska Ren Liu
Elżbieta Sobczak Rene Prenc
Emad Al-Khdheeawi René Williams
Emad S. Hassan Renhong Wu
Eman Mohallal Renhua Feng
Emanuele Giovanni Carlo Ogliari Renuka Patil
Emanuele Quaranta Renyou Xie
Emerson Carati Reza E. Rad
Emerson Félix Reza Sohrabi
Emil Smyk Reza Yazdanpanah
Emilia Skupień Riadh Neffati
Emilia-Cornelia Dunca Ricardo A. Marques Lameirinhas
Emiliano Martínez-Periñán Ricardo Páez-Hernández
Enes Marra Ricardo S. Silva
Eniko Szilagyi Riccardo Boiocchi
Enrico Paris Ricci Stefano
Enrique Casarejos Richard J. Povinelli
Enrique Melgoza-Vázquez Richard Zada
Enrique Quispe Rifaat Abdalla
Eralp Şener Risto Filkoski
Ercan Kose Rita Manuela Monteiro Pereira
Erdem Küçüktopcu Riya Chatterjee
Erginbay Uğurlu Rizwan Khan
Eric Fangnon Rizzieri Pedruzzi
Eric Forcael Robert Barat
Eric Vagnon Robert Beauregard
Erick López-Vidaña Robert Carleer
Erick Matheus Brito Robert Castilla
Erika D. Ursic Robert Czubaszek
Ernesto Antonini Robert Dylewski
Ernesto Pino-Cortés Robert Kaniowski
Ernst Gockenbach Robert Millar
Ersan Kabalci Robert Oleniacz
Erwin Hüger Robert Owsiński
Erwin Kristen Robert R. Sattarov
Eser Yarar Robert Strong
Eshrar Latif Robert Wolny
Essam Aboud Roberta De Robbio
Estaner Claro Romão Roberto Calabrò
Esteban Sánchez Hernández Roberto Di Martino
Esteban Zalamea Roberto Finesso
Eugenia Papadaki Roberto Gómez-Calvet
Eugenio Meloni Roberto Magini
Eugueni Romantchik Roberto Netto
Eulalia Balestrieri Roberto Ramírez-Chavarría
Eunice Fontão Roberto Salcedo
Eva Gerold Rocco Citroni
Eva Pertile Rocío Yñiguez
Evaldo Costa Roddel Remy
Evando Araújo Rodney Itiki
Evangelia Karasmanaki Rodolfo Araneo
Evangelos Petrakis Rodrigo Fernando Salazar
Evangelos Pompodakis Rodrigo Souza
Evgeniy Pavlyuchenko Rogelio Cuevas-García
Evgeniy Titov Rogerio Diogne De Souza E Silva
Evgeniya Orlova Rohit Dhumane
Evgeny Chuvilin Rohit Jogineedi
Ewa Chomać-Pierzecka Rokas Valancius
Ewa Knapik Roksana Muzyka
Ewa Korzeniewska Roman Gozdur
Ewa Krac Roman Grill
Ewa M. Iwanek (nee Wilczkowska) Roman Klyuev
Ewelina Kochanek Roman Rodriguez-Aguilar
Ewelina Sendek-Matysiak Roman Vavrek
Ewumbua Monono Ronaldo Aquino
Fabian Andres Lara-Molina Ronaldo Cozza
Fabian Murrieta-Rico Rong-Jie Wang
Fabio Minutoli Rongkui Su
Fabio Pierella Ron-Hendrik Hechelmann
Fabio Salomone Roong Jien Wong
Fabio Schiro Roozbeh Abedini-Nassab
Fabio Subba Rosa Lo Frano
Fabio Viola Rosa María Regueiro-Ferreira
Fabricio Carvalho Rosanna Mabilia
Fabricio Espejel-Ayala Rosario Mercedes Pérez Colodrero
Fabrizio Murgia Roseli Wedemann
Fabrizio Ponti Roseline Ogundokun
Fabrizio Reale Rostislav Apraksin
Fabrizio Terenzio Gizzi Roxana Mare
Fahad Ahmad Ruben Godoy
Fahad Ali Rubén Ruelas
Fahad Alturise Rudolf Holze
Fairouz Tchier Rufat Abiev
Fan Xu Rui Esteves Araújo
Fanel Dorel Scheaua Rui Hua
Fangfang Zhang Rui Song
Fangtian Sun Ruifang Huang
Fanying Kong Ruijie Ma
Faqiang Wang Ruming Pan
Fares Abu-Abed Ruslan Fedorov
Farid Bakir Ruslan Lupak
Farihahusnah Hussin Ruslans Smigins
Farnaz Ghazi Nezami Ryan Yonk
Farooq Saeed Ryszard Dindorf
Faruk Özger Ryszard Marszowski
Farzad Pourfattah Ryszard Palka
Fasheng Qiu Ryszard Rybski
Fateh Bouchaala Ryszard Zwierzchowski
Fateh Ferroudji S. M. Amin Hosseini
Fatima Zohra Gargab S. N. Kopylov
Fausto Cavallaro S. V. Ramanaiah
Fayuan Wang Saad Al-Gahtani
Fco Rodríguez Saad El-Sayed
Federico Sisani Saba Alnusairat
Fedor Nepsha Sabina Kordana-Obuch
Fedor Ronshin Sachin Shendokar
Fei Dai Sadaqat Ur Rehman
Fei Li Sadeq D. Al-Majidi
Fei Zhao Sadeque Reza Khan
Feiyu Xu Sadhan Gope
Felipe Arraño-Vargas Saeed Sepasi
Felipe Gesser Battisti Saeid Lotfian
Felipe Grigoletto Safae Aazou
Felipe Sorcia-Vázquez Safiullah Safiullah
Felipe Soto Sagit Valeev
Felipe Torres Sahand Sarbishei
Felix Borleanu Sahar Zinatloo-Ajabshir
Feng Gao Sahbi Boubaker
Feng Guo Saheed Olayiwola
Feng Liu Sai Kiran Hota
Feng Wang Sai Pushpak Nandanoori
Fengjiao Wang Said Gaci
Fengqi Zhang Said Yadir
Feras Alasali Saikat Ghosh
Ferenc Szodrai Saipeng Huang
Fernanda Correa Saja Mohsen
Fernando Camilo Sajid Ali, Pakistan
Fernando Cerdeira Sajid Ali, Saudi Arabia
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Fernando José Silva Sakhi Jan Khalil
Fernando M. Janeiro Sakthivel Gnansekaran
Fernando Martins Salabat Khan
Fernando Nuño Salam J. Yaqoob
Fernando Rubiera Saleem Riaz
Figen Balo Saleh A. Bawazeer
Fikret Alic Saleh Alyahya
Filipe Buarque Salem Al-Agtash
Filippo Busato Salh Alhammadi
Filippo Favero Sallam Kouritem
Firman Bagja Juangsa Salman Akhtar
Flavio Arroyo Saloua Biyada
Flavio Colmati Samah El-Khatib
Florian Greffier Samar Thapa
Florian Nuta Sameh Monna
Florian Schilling Samet Memiş
Florianne Castillo-Borja Samet Uslu
Florin Dumitru Popescu Samir Moujaes
Florin Molnar-Matei Samiran Das
Florin Nicolae Samuel Bimenyimana
Floris Schoeters Samuel Bucko
Francesca Scala Samuel Carrasco
Francesco Bianco Sanda Mihalache
Francesco Conte Sandeep Kumar
Francesco Fabris Sandeep Panchal
Francesco Facchini Sandip Pal
Francesco Marinello Sandipan Patra
Francesco Taddeo Sándor Beszédes
Francisca Segura Sandra Correia
Francisco Freitas Sangtae No
Francisco Haces-Fernandez Sanja Šamanović
Francisco Javier Martos Ramos Sanjay Basumatary
Francisco José Loureiro Sanjay Patel
Francisco Marquez Sanjida Moury
Francisco Rossomando Sankar Mani
Francisco Zamora-Polo Santiago Casado
Francois Morini Santiago Lain
Frans Coenen Santiago M Lopez
Franz-Georg Simon Santiago Oviedo-Casado
Fred Bidandi Santiago Puma-Araujo
Freddie Inambao Saqib Jamil
Fu Sun Sara Abdelsalam
Fucheng Deng Sara Gullace
Fuchu Liu Sara Proença
Fue-Sang Lien Sara Raos
Fuhaid Alshammari Sara Sousa
Fukang Ma Sarat Mohapatra
Fulai Zhao Sarbajit Paul
Fuqiang Lu Saša Milić
Fuqing Cui Saša Milojević
Furqan Asghar Sasan Tavakkol
Fushou Xie Sathish Ci
G. P. Ramesh Satish Bolloju
Gabriel Ascanio Satriyo Wahono
Gabriel Costa Sattianadan Dasarathan
Gabriel Negreanu Savelii Kukharets
Gabriel Wittenberger Saveria Olga Murielle Boulanger
Gabriel Zsembinszki Sawan Rawat
Gabriela Badea Sayantan Sarkar
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Gabriela Lima Sayed Ward
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Gabriele Neretti Sebastian Englart
Gabriele Volpato Sebastian George Maxineasa
Gaetano Bongiovi Sebastian Nugroho
Galina Chebotareva Sebastian Pater
Galyna Trypolska Sebastien Bernacchi
Gang Li, Beijing Technology and Business University Sebastien Jacques
Gang Li, Zhejiang Normal University Sebastien Leveneur
Gaoyang Hou Seepana Praveenkumar
Gary Nicholas Seetha Lakshmi K C
Gaspare Giovinco Séjir Khojet El Khil
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Gaurav Mirlekar Semen Frid
Gaweł Sołowski Sen Guo
Gazi Hao Senghane Mbodji
Geert Haarlemmer Senhorinha Teixeira
Gelmires De Araujo Neves Senthilkumar Gnanamani
Gemma Aiello Seok-Il Go
Georg Rill Seon Tae Kim
George Fernandez Savari Serge Kovalyov
George Karalis Sergei Podkovalnikov
George Kosmadakis Sergey Aleshin
George Kyriakarakos Sergey Belenov
George Mustoe Sergey Bogovalov
George Petrea Sergey Bondarchuk
George V. Dedkov Sergey Borovik
George Vourliotakis Sergey Frolov
George Xiroudakis Sergey Gandzha
Georgi St. Cholakov Sergey Kuznetsov
Georgios Aretoulis Sergey Markov
Georgios Bampos Sergey Tkachenko
Georgios Karavalakis Sergey Turuntaev
Georgios Maris Sergey V. Brovanov
Georgios Mavropoulos Sergey V. Mitrokhin
Georgios Tzanes Sergey Vinokurov
Gerard Merlin Sergey Zhironkin
Germán Álvarez-Tey Sergii Bespalko
German Barragan Sergii Sagin
Germán Mazza Sérgio Cabral
Ghareeb Moustafa Sergio Da Silva
Ghassan Abdul-Majeed Sergio David
Gheorghe Adrian Branoiu Sergio García Dalí
Gheorghe Badea Sergio Ignacio Serna-Garcés
Gheorghe Grigoras Serhii Stepenko
Gheorghe-Eugen Subtirelu Seshibe Makgato
Gholamreza Khalaj Sevastian Liviu
Ghoulem Ifrene Seyed Majid Hashemzadeh
Ghulam Abbas Seyed Mohammad Hossein Mousakazemi
Ghulam Hafeez Seyed Mohsen Hosseini
Ghulam Jawad Sirewal Seyedeh Somayeh Taghavi
Giacoman Vallejos German Sh D. Payziyev
Gian-Claudio Faussone Shaban Gouda
Gianfranco Caruso Shachit Shankaran Iyer
Gianluca Grazieschi Shadab Alam
Gianluca Pasini Shafaat Ullah
Gianluca Ruggieri Shahana Janjua
Gianluca Zitti Shahrokh Hatefi
Gianluigi Migliavacca Shahryar Jafarinejad
Gianmaria Giannini Shahzad Ashraf
Gianmaria Pio Shaik Saboor
Gigliola Ausiello Shailendra Chiluwal
Gilles Levresse Shakeel Khandy
Gioele Pagot Shams Issa
Giorgio Tofani Shangwen He
Giorgos Panaras Shanjian Liu
Giovani Telli Shantanu Shahane
Giovanna Adinolfi Shaobing Yang
Giovanni Battista Gaggero Shaojie Zuo
Giovanni Cerri Shao-Ku Kao
Giovanni Ciampi Shaolong Wu
Giovanni D'Avanzo Shaolong Zeng
Giovanni Gadaleta Shaoxuan Ren
Giovanni Gianetti Sharanabasava Ganachari
Giovanni Guzmán-Lugo Shashi Bhatia
Giovanni Masala Shayan Davani
Giovanni Migliaccio Shen Yan
Giovanni Murano Sheng Li
Giovanni Pernigotto Sheng Yang
Giovanni Sotgiu Sheng Zhang
Giovanni Tesoriere Shengda Liu
Girish Kumar Shengli Pang
Gisbert Riess Shianghau Wu
Giulia Sandrini Shichong Yuan
Giulio Vialetto Shih-Hsien Hsu
Giuseppe Bianchi Shilong Jiao
Giuseppe Ferri Shinya Inazumi
Giuseppe Graber Shiqiao Gao
Giuseppe Mongelluzzo Shiv Vendra Singh
Giuseppe Nitti Shiwei Wang
Giuseppe Piras Shiyong Wu
Giuseppe Rizzo Shizhong Zhang
Giuseppe Ruscica Showkat Bhawani
Giuseppe Scandurra Shuangxi Wang
Giuseppe Scotti Shubhodeep Goswami
Gonzalo Rodríguez Prieto Shuhua Fang
Goran Gašparac Shuijian He
Goran Gregov Shu-Lun Mak
Goranka Štimac Rončević Shun Lu
Gorazd Bombek Shunji Yamada
Görkem Kökkülünk Shunli Wang
Graciela Abuin Shuolin Xiao
Graciela Padilla-Castillo Shuvodeep De
Graeme Norval Shuyu Cao
Graziano Salvalai Shweta Tripathi
Grażyna Rosa Shyam Deo
Grażyna Żukowska Shyy Woei Chang
Grigorios Koltsakis Sibo Li
Grigorios Kyriakopoulos Siddhant Aphale
Grzegorz Bartnicki Sidi Zhu
Grzegorz Filo Siham Benhadou
Grzegorz Holdynski Sikandar Khan
Grzegorz Maj Sikke Klein
Grzegorz Pach Siliang Yang
Grzegorz Tytko Silvana Stefani
Grzegorz Woroniak Silvano Tosti
Guanjing Lin Silvia Barbi
Guido Saccone Silvia Brunoro
Guilherme Lucas Silvia Maria Zanoli
Guilherme Vieira Hollweg Silvia Puiu
Guilian Liu Silvia Ravelli
Guillaume Ravier Silvia Ruggiero
Guillermo Díaz-Sainz Silvio De Oliveira Júnior
Guillermo Velasco Silvio Nocera
Gundala Srinivasa Rao Simeon Iliev
Guogang Zhang Simin Peng
Guojin Qin Simon Paul Borg
Guojun Zhang Simon Pescari
Guolei Zhou Simona Căprărescu
Guoping Li Simona Liguori
Guoqiang Cao Simona Sternad Zabukovšek
Gurhan Ertasgin Simona Violino
Gustáv Jablonský Simone Salvadori
Gustav Mörée Simut Ramona
Gustavo Arroyo-Figueroa Sinan Turp
Gustavo Cerda-Villafana Sinu Kumari
Gustavo Chica Pedraza Sirish Kumar Pagoti
Gustavo Filipe Pinto Siti Rohani Sheikh Raihan
Gustavo Pérez-Zuñiga Sivanand Somasundaram
György Szabados Sivasankaran Sivanandam
Gyung-Suk Kil Sivasubramanian Palanisamy
H. Serdar Yücesu Slavisa Jovanovic
Habib Benbouhenni Slawomir Gulkowski
Habib Gürbüz Slawomir Judek
Hadi Jabbari Sławomir Kalinowski
Hadi Raja Sławomir Kędzior
Hadi Taghavifar Sławomir Kocoń
Hafiz Abd Ul Muqeet Sławomir Obidziński
Hafiz Muhammad Uzair Ayub Sławomir Pietrowicz
Hafizul Islam Sławomir Poskrobko
Hagar Alm Eldin Sławomir Rabczak
Hai Chien Pham Slawomir Smiech
Hai Du Sławomir Stelmach
Hai Lin Slobodan Morača
Hai Liu Snehsheel Sharma
Hai Wang Snezana Cundeva
Haichao Hong Sobia Baig
Haifei Chen Sofiane Djezzar
Haifeng Liu Sofiane Haddad
Haitao Wang Sofiane Kichou
Haitham Ayyad Sohail Ahmad
Haiwei Du Sohrab Mirsaeidi
Hai-Xu Wang Sohrab Nasiri
Haiyang Yu Sojung Kim
Haiying Li Solethu Nkosi
Halina Kobalava Sonain Jamil
Hamdi Abdi Song Liu
Hamed Hashemi-Dezaki Sookuk Park
Hamed Jafari Kaleybar Soo-Whang Baek
Hameedullah Zaheb Søren Nors Nielsen
Hamid Chojaa Sorin Musuroi
Hamid Shaikh Sorin Vlase
Hamiden Khalifa Sotirios Kokkalas
Hamidreza Alavi Soufiane Haddout
Hamidreza Heidari Soumalya Sinha
Hamidreza Rahbari Sourabh Jain
Hamza Faraji Spiros Gardelis
Haneen Ghanayem Spyridon Bellas
Hang Jiang Spyridon Chronopoulos
Hani Benguesmia Srdan Brkic
Hanlie Cheng Srđan Kostić
Hanseob Jeong Sreenivasa Rao Gubba
Hanying Zou Srete Nikolovski
Hao Chen Sridhar Budhi
Hao Cui Srinivasarao Kamala
Hao Feng Stanislav Chicherin
Hao Li Stanislav Myslenkov
Hao Zhang Stanislav Yankovsky
Haonan Huang Stanislaw Galla
Hardik Jani Stanisław Ledakowicz
Hardikkumar Zalavadia Stavros Cheristanidis
Haris M. Khalid Stavros Kaminaris
Harish Radhakrishnan Štefan Bojnec
Harish Rajan Stefan Gödeke
Harnoor Singh Sachar Stefan Grigorean
Haroldo Monteiro Lima Stefan Mennel
Harshit Agrawal Stefan Seidlmayer
Harshit Shukla Stefan Tabacu
Harun Rashid Stefan Wolny
Harvey Nguyen Stefania Loredana Nita
Hasan Erteza Gelani Stefania Perrella
Hasan Gunduz Stefania Piazza
Hasan Masrur Stefania-Cristina Curea
Hasanudin Hasanudin Stefano Bonduà
Hashem Mousavi-Anijdan Stefano Frigo
Hasim Altan Stelian Tarulescu
Hassan Bazazzadeh Stephan Schlüter
Hassanein Refaey Stéphane Cathalau
Hatem Alhazmi Stephen Amiandamhen
Hayat Khan Steve Chan
Héctor R. Robles-Campos Steven Lim
Hee Soo Lee Stijn Verbeke
Helbert Espitia Stylianos Papazis
Helena Martín Subhash Lahane
Helena Paula Nierwinski Subrat Sahoo
Helena Ramos Sudhir Kumar
Heng Rao Suha Mert
Heng Wang Suheyla Yerel Kandemir
Hengfang Deng Sujan Shrestha
Hengrui Liu Sulaymon Eshkabilov
Hengtao Shi Süleyman Eken
Heni Boubaker Sumanta Karan
Henny Van Der Windt Sumanta Sahoo
Henok Behabtu Sumanth Yamujala
Henri C. Moll Sundaravaradan Navalpakkam Ananthan
Henrique De Carvalho Pinheiro Sunghoon Hur
Henrique Pinho Sung-Won Park
Henrique Pires Corrêa Sunil Kumar
Henryka Danuta Stryczewska Sunil Raykar
Herbert Kimura Sunil Tripathy
Herminio Martínez-García Sunith Babu Madduri
Hernan Peraza-Vazquez Suparshya Babu Sukhavasi
Hesham A. Hegazi Surajudeen Sikiru
Hessam Golmohamadi Surendran Rajendran
He-Xia Huang Suyang Zhu
Heyko Juergen Schultz Svajone Bekesiene
Hideaki Ohgaki Sven Urschel
Hideki Takebayashi Svetlana Ratner
Hidetoshi Matsumoto Svetlana Timofeeva
Hiep Duc Svetlana Von Gratowski
Higinio Rubio Alonso Syed Basit Ali Bukhari
Hiroshan Hettiarachchi Syed Mohsin
Hiroyuki Taguchi Syed Muhammad Shakil Hussain
Hisaichi Shibata Syed Taqvi
Holger Watter Syed Wajahat Ali
Homero Miranda-Vidales Sylvain Franger
Hong Seok Kang Sylvester Sahayaraj
Hong Tian Sylwester Borowski
Hong Zhao Sylwester Kłysz
Hongbiao Zhou Sylwia Myszograj
Hongbin Dai Szymon Banaszak
Hongbo Du Szymon Piasecki
Hongbo Li Tadas Zdankus
Hongbo Sun Tadeáš Ochodek
Hongchu Yu Tadesse Gemeda Wakjira
Hongguang Zhang Tadeusz Dziubak
Hongjun Fan Tadeusz Kufel
Honglian Li Taha El-Sayed
Hongming Zhang Tahereh Jafary
Hongxia Zhu Tahira Yasmin
Hong-Yu Ren Taimoor Asim
Hongyu Yang Ta-Jen Chu
Hossain Nemati Takahiro Tsukahara
Hossam A. Gabbar Takuji Matsumoto
Hossam Abdelmeguid Takuya Oda
Hossam Nabwey Tamara Gajić
Hossein Abbaspour Tamara Radjenovic
Hossein Lotfi Tamás János Katona
Hossein Moayedi Tamás Mizik
Hou Qiao Tamer Abdelmaguid
Houssam Chouikhi Tamer Elsakhawy
Houssem Jerbi Tamer Megahed
Hrvoje Glavaš Tan Tai Tran
Hsien-Ching Chung Tania Rus
Hsuan Chu Chen Tanweer Alam
Hu Li, Guizhou University Tao Liu
Hu Li, Southwest Petroleum University Tao Sun
Hua Yu Tao Wang, CES Energy Solutions
Huaduo Gu Tao Wang, China University of Mining and Technology
Huan Pang Tao Wang, Southeast University
Huawei Song Tao Yang
Hubert Hirwa Taoufik Brahim
Hubert Kuszewski Taras Hutsol
Hubert Ronduda Tarek Abd El-Hafeez
Hudson Torrent Tarek Abdel-Salam
Huemantzin Balan Ortiz-Oliveros Tarek Berghout
Hugo Kittel Tarek Ould-Bachir
Hugo Yañez-Badillo Tariq Almubarak
Huibing Gan Tatiana Chaparro
Huicong Zhang Tatiana Morosuk
Huifang Liu Tatiana Moschovou
Huilong Wang Tatiana Sheshko
Huina Lin Tatiparthi Sagar
Huiyuan Shi Tauseef-Ur Rehman
Humphrey Adun Tawakol A. Enab
Hussain Shareef Tawanda Zvarivadza
Hussein Maghrabie Tayyaba Iftikhar
Hussein Younus Tazien Rashid
Hussein Zghair Teng Bian
Hynek Roubík Teng Dong
I. De Zarzà Teng Shao
Ian Sosa-Tinoco Tengyao Jiang
Iban Vicario Tenu Ioan
Ibrahim B. M. Taha Terence O'Donnell
Ibrahim Cutcu Teresa Donateo
Ibrahim Mohamed Diaaeldin Teresa Nogueira
Ibrahim Yitmen Tersilla Virgili
Ickhyun Song Tetyana Petrushka
Ievgen Zaitsev Tetyana Pimonenko
Ignacio Carvajal-Mariscal Thanh Hai Nguyen
Ignacio Hernando Gil Thanh Ngo
Ignacio Mauleón Theocharis Kosmas
Igor Gritsuk Theodore Laopoulos
Igor I. Ponomarev Theoharis Babanatsas
Igor Kalmykov Thi Thi Nge
Igor Peretyazhko Thiago Bazzo
Igor Pires Thiago Mota Soares
Igor Skryabin Thiago Murari
Igor Surina Thierry Ribeiro
Igor Wolf Thokozani Kunene
Igor Yudaev Tholkappiyan Ramachandran
Ihor Shchur Thomas Gentzis
Ihsan Hamawand Thomas Lauer
Ilaria Montella Thomas Lei
Ilea Valentin Thomas Minda
Ilenia Spadaro Thomas Thiebault
Ilias Stavrakas Thuan Vo
Ilinca Cornel Thuat Trinh
Iliya Petriev Tian Zhao
Ilya Bogdanov Tianlei Zang
Ilya Zudin Tianliang Lu
Ilyas Khurshid Tianqi Liu
Imdadullah Imdadullah Tianxiong Ju
Imre Kiss Tianyu Chen
Indervir Singh Banipal Tibor Krenicky
Inessa Sytnik Tiegang Fang
Iñigo González De Arrieta Tiejun Cui
Iñigo Rodriguez Vidal Tieliu Jiang
Ioan Burda Tien Nguyen
Ioana-Gabriela Sirbu Timo Siikonen
Ioana-Monica Pop-Calimanu Timothy Kneafsey
Ionel Laurentiu Alboteanu Tin Bensic
Ionut Ghionea Ting Deng
Ionut Laurentiu Petre Tingrui Liu
Ionut Vintila Tirath Raj
Iosif Lingvay Tiziano Delise
Iosif Szeidert Todor Todorov
Iosif Vasile Nemoianu Tofael Ahmed
Irati Otamendi-Irizar Tohid Rahimi
Irena Bates Tom Fletcher
Irfan Memon Tomáš Bakalár
Irina Deeva Tomas Brandao
Irina Stanciu Tomas Broum
Irina Zvereva Tomás Correa
Irineu De Brum Tomáš Kořínek
Irshad Kammakakam Tomáš Krátký
Iryna Bashynska Tomasz Bakon
Isaac A. Meir Tomasz Binkowski
Isaac Rampedi Tomasz Cholewa
Isabel Cristina Gil García Tomasz Drabek
Isabel M. Cabrita Tomasz Hałon
Isabel S. Jesus Tomasz Janusz Teleszewski
Isabel Santiago Tomasz Kaczmarczyk
Isidro Alvarez Tomasz Kamiński
Islam Abdelhafeez Tomasz Kisilewicz
Islam Md Rizwanul Fattah Tomasz Koltunowicz
Ismael Baierle Tomasz Krukowicz
Ismael Matino Tomasz Miś
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Israel Pala-Rosas Tomasz Rokicki
Istvan Haber Tomasz Siwulski
Iulia Anton Tomasz Studzieniecki
Iustina Boitan Tomasz Włodek
Ivan Artyukhov Tomislav Mrakovčić
Ivan Grgić Tomislav Plavsic
Ivan Hadzhiev Tommaso Pecorella
Iván Hernández-Pérez Tomoaki Kunugi
Ivan Horvat Tomohiro Tabata
Ivan Ivkovic Tomonori Ohba
Ivan Lipuzhin Tongtong Li
Ivan Pavlenko Torsten Birth-Reichert
Ivan Pelevin Torsten Clemens
Ivan Pershin Toyohisa Fujita
Ivan Petrovic Traian Cicone
Ivan Rogovskii Travis Wiens
Ivan Saikov Tri Widodo Besar Riyadi
Ivan Sakhno Tristan Lim
Ivan Shapoval Truong Mn Bui
Ivan Tarkhanov Tshimangadzo Munonde
Ivan V. Kapyrin Tsvetana Grigorova-Shtarbeva
Ivan Yakovenko Tsvetelina Petrova
Ivan Zorov Tuan Sang Tran
Ivan Zubrilin Tudor Emil
Ivana Milenkovic Tudor Mitran
Ivana Perović Turek Rahoveanu Adrian
Ivana Stajcic Tushar Goyal
Ivaskevich Lyubomir Tushar Sonar
Ivaylo Ivanov Uchenna Diala
Ivaylo Stoyanov Uchenna Odi
Ivica Jurić‐Grgić Udochukwu Akuru
Iwona Stan-Kłeczek Ugur Mertyurek
Iwona Zawieja Ulas Akkucuk
Izabela Betlej Umair Iqbal
Izabela Żółtowska Umapathi Reddicherla
Izabela-Maria Apostu Umar Ashraf
Izabella Maj Umberto Berardi
J. Jumadi Umberto Mecca
Jacek Abramczyk Urban Žvar Baškovič
Jacek Brożyna Usama Perwez
Jacek Dąbrowski Usman Safder
Jacek Kozyra Uzma Khan
Jacek Kusznier V. S. K. V. Harish
Jacek Leszczynski Vadim Fetisov
Jacek Paś Vadim Kramar
Jacek Stankiewicz Vadim R. Gasiyarov
Jack Wang Vahid Arabzadeh
Jacob Fantidis Vahid Khaligh
Jae Hyun Park Vaidas Lukoševičius
Jae-Kwang Ahn Vaidotas Barzdenas
Jaesik Kang Valentin Marian Antohi
Jaewon Kim Valentin Morenov
Jaï Otman Valentin Radu
Jai Singh Valentina Marsili
Jaime Rohten Valeri Mladenov
Jaime Soler Valerii Deshko
Jake Barnes Valeriu Ghica
Jakub Mokrzycki Valeriy Skryshevsky
Jakub Mularski Valery Gremenok
Jamal Uddin Valery Konshin
Jamel Orfi Valery Tsaplev
James Connolly Van Quy Khuc
Jamshid Piri Van Thanh Tien Nguyen
Jan Akander Vasile Lavric
Jan Dizo Vasile-Daniel Pavaloaia
Jan Havlík Vasilija Šarac
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28 January 2024
Energies 2023 Young Investigator Award—Winner Announced


We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Energies 2023 Young Investigator Award is Dr. Yi Zheng.

Dr. Yi Zheng is an Associate Professor of mechanical engineering, leading a growing research group focusing on nanoenergy in multiple disciplines, including materials science, physics, and engineering, at Northeastern University, USA. He has been selected as a NASA Faculty Fellowship recipient by the NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, twice, in the years 2021 and 2023. Dr. Zheng was also awarded the NSF Faculty Early Career Award, ASTFE Early Career Researcher Award, Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council Award, and other prestigious awards for his significant contributions to the fields related to energy. He emphasizes the basic and applied study of small-scale thermal transport through multifunctional materials with advanced thermal, optical, and electromagnetic properties, superhydrophobicity, self-adaptivity, high-temperature resistance, and fire-retardant features. These materials can be applied in the areas of power generation, energy harvesting, thermophotovoltaics, passive radiative cooling, solar desalination, thermo rectification, and nanoscale opto-thermal as well as bio-chemical sensing. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Yi Zheng for his outstanding achievements.

As the awardee, Dr. Yi Zheng will receive an honorarium of CHF 2000, an offer to publish a paper free of charge in Energies (ISSN: 1996-1073) following peer review before 31 December 2024, and an electronic certificate.

We would like to thank all the nominators for their participation, and all the Award Committee Members for their evaluation of many excellent nominations.

Prof. Dr. Enrico Sciubba
Editor-in-Chief of Energies

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Nobel Prize Laureates Entrust MDPI with Their Research

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

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

The best of the best trust us with their work.

Nobel Prize Laureates Who Have Published with MDPI

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

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

2023 Nobel Prize Winners Published by MDPI

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

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

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

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

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

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Impactful Research

MDPI Journals Newly Indexed in 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Inside MDPI

MDPI Appoints New Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

MDPI’s 2024 In-Person Academic Events Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming events with details to be announced:

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

Click here for all upcoming MDPI events.

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Closing Thoughts

Reflecting on 2023 and Looking Ahead to 2024

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

Becoming a stronger organisation

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

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

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

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

Accountability and communication

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

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

Here’s to a joyous and prosperous 2024!

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

19 December 2023
Energies | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Energy Storage and Application”

1. “Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Based on the State of Health Estimation for Lithium-Ion Batteries”
by Dezhi Li, Dongfang Yang, Liwei Li, Licheng Wang and Kai Wang
Energies 2022, 15(18), 6665; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15186665
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/18/6665

2. “Recycling of Lithium Batteries—A Review”
by Xiaowei Duan, Wenkun Zhu, Zhongkui Ruan, Min Xie, Juan Chen and Xiaohan Ren
Energies 2022, 15(5), 1611; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15051611
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/5/1611

3. “Case Study of Backup Application with Energy Storage in Microgrids”
by Rafaela Nascimento, Felipe Ramos, Aline Pinheiro, Washington de Araujo Silva Junior, Ayrlw M. C. Arcanjo, Roberto F. Dias Filho, Mohamed A. Mohamed and Manoel H. N. Marinho
Energies 2022, 15(24), 9514; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15249514
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/24/9514

4. “Wide Band Gap Devices and Their Application in Power Electronics”
by Amit Kumar, Milad Moradpour, Michele Losito, Wulf-Toke Franke, Suganthi Ramasamy, Roberto Baccoli and Gianluca Gatto
Energies 2022, 15(23), 9172; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15239172
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/23/9172

5. “Potential Electricity Production by Installing Photovoltaic Systems on the Rooftops of Residential Buildings in Jordan: An Approach to Climate Change Mitigation”
by Sameh Monna, Ramez Abdallah, Adel Juaidi, Aiman Albatayneh, Antonio Jesús Zapata-Sierra and Francisco Manzano-Agugliaro
Energies 2022, 15(2), 496; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15020496
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/2/496

6. “Applicability of Hydropower Generation and Pumped Hydro Energy Storage in the Middle East and North Africa”
by Shaima A. Alnaqbi, Shamma Alasad, Haya Aljaghoub, Abdul Hai Alami, Mohammad Ali Abdelkareem and Abdul Ghani Olabi
Energies 2022, 15(7), 2412; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15072412
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/7/2412

7. “Economic Aspects for Recycling of Used Lithium-Ion Batteries from Electric Vehicles”
by Maria Cecília Costa Lima, Luana Pereira Pontes, Andrea Sarmento Maia Vasconcelos, Washington de Araujo Silva Junior and Kunlin Wu
Energies 2022, 15(6), 2203; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15062203
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/6/2203

8. “Sizing, Optimization, and Financial Analysis of a Green Hydrogen Refueling Station in Remote Regions”
by Kosmas A. Kavadias, Vasileios Kosmas and Stefanos Tzelepis
Energies 2022, 15(2), 547; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15020547
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/2/547

9. “Analyzing Optimal Battery Sizing in Microgrids Based on the Feature Selection and Machine Learning Approaches”
by Hajra Khan, Imran Fareed Nizami, Saeed Mian Qaisar, Asad Waqar, Moez Krichen and Abdulaziz Turki Almaktoom
Energies 2022, 15(21), 7865; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15217865
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/21/7865

10. “An Adaptive Tracking-Extended Kalman Filter for SOC Estimation of Batteries with Model Uncertainty and Sensor Error”
by Deng Ma, Kai Gao, Yutao Mu, Ziqi Wei and Ronghua Du
Energies 2022, 15(10), 3499; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15103499
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/10/3499

19 December 2023
Energies | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Electric Vehicles”

1. “Utilization of Electric Vehicles for Vehicle-to-Grid Services: Progress and Perspectives”
by Sai Sudharshan Ravi and Muhammad Aziz
Energies 2022, 15(2), 589; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15020589
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/2/589

2. “Battery-Supercapacitor Energy Storage Systems for Electrical Vehicles: A Review”
by Diana Lemian and Florin Bode
Energies 2022, 15(15), 5683; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15155683
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/15/5683

3. “A Convolutional Neural Network Approach for Estimation of Li-Ion Battery State of Health from Charge Profiles”
by Ephrem Chemali, Phillip J. Kollmeyer, Matthias Preindl, Youssef Fahmy and Ali Emadi
Energies 2022, 15(3), 1185; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15031185
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/1185

4. “External Environmental Analysis for Sustainable Bike-Sharing System Development”
by Elżbieta Macioszek and Maria Cieśla
Energies 2022, 15(3), 791; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030791
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/791

5. “What Car for Car-Sharing? Conventional, Electric, Hybrid or Hydrogen Fleet? Analysis of the Vehicle Selection Criteria for Car-Sharing Systems”
by Katarzyna Turoń, Andrzej Kubik and Feng Chen
Energies 2022, 15(12), 4344; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15124344
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/12/4344

6. “Traffic and Energy Consumption Modelling of Electric Vehicles: Parameter Updating from Floating and Probe Vehicle Data”
by Antonello Ignazio Croce, Giuseppe Musolino, Corrado Rindone and Antonino Vitetta
Energies 2022, 15(1), 82; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010082
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/1/82

7. “Inductive Power Transfer for Electric Vehicle Charging Applications: A Comprehensive Review”
by Emrullah Aydin, Mehmet Timur Aydemir, Ahmet Aksoz, Mohamed El Baghdadi and Omar Hegazy
Energies 2022, 15(14), 4962; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15144962
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/14/4962

8. “A Study on the Effect of Inlet Air Pollution on the Engine Component Wear and Operation”
by Tadeusz Dziubak and Sebastian Dominik Dziubak
Energies 2022, 15(3), 1182; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15031182
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/1182

9. “Experimental Investigation of Possibilities to Improve Filtration Efficiency of Tangential Inlet Return Cyclones by Modification of Their Design”
by Tadeusz Dziubak
Energies 2022, 15(11), 3871; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15113871
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/11/3871

10. “Health Monitoring of Lithium-Ion Batteries Using Dual Filters”
by Richard Bustos, Stephen Andrew Gadsden, Pawel Malysz, Mohammad Al-Shabi and Shohel Mahmud
Energies 2022, 15(6), 2230; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15062230
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/6/2230

19 December 2023
Energies | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Electrical Engineering”

1. “A Comprehensive Review on Supercapacitor Applications and Developments”
by Mustafa Ergin Şahin, Frede Blaabjerg and Ariya Sangwongwanich
Energies 2022, 15(3), 674; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030674
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/674

2. “Keynote Review of Latest Advances in Thermoelectric Generation Materials, Devices, and Technologies 2022”
by Terry Hendricks, Thierry Caillat and Takao Mori
Energies 2022, 15(19), 7307; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15197307
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/19/7307

3. “From Industry 4.0 towards Industry 5.0: A Review and Analysis of Paradigm Shift for the People, Organization and Technology”
by Marina Crnjac Zizic, Marko Mladineo, Nikola Gjeldum and Luka Celent
Energies 2022, 15(14), 5221; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15145221
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/14/5221

4. “A Survey on IoT-Enabled Smart Grids: Emerging, Applications, Challenges, and Outlook”
by Arman Goudarzi, Farzad Ghayoor, Muhammad Waseem, Shah Fahad and Issa Traore
Energies 2022, 15(19), 6984; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15196984
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/19/6984

5. “Comparative Performance Assessment of Different Energy Storage Devices in Combined LFC and AVR Analysis of Multi-Area Power System”
by CH. Naga Sai Kalyan, B. Srikanth Goud, Ch. Rami Reddy, Mohit Bajaj, Naveen Kumar Sharma, Hassan Haes Alhelou, Pierluigi Siano and Salah Kamel
Energies 2022, 15(2), 629; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15020629
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/2/629

6. “Metal Additive Manufacturing for Electrical Machines: Technology Review and Latest Advancements”
by Ahmed Selema, Mohamed N. Ibrahim and Peter Sergeant
Energies 2022, 15(3), 1076; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15031076
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/1076

7. “Review on Wearable Thermoelectric Generators: From Devices to Applications”
by Sijing Zhu, Zheng Fan, Baoquan Feng, Runze Shi, Zexin Jiang, Ying Peng, Jie Gao, Lei Miao and Kunihito Koumoto
Energies 2022, 15(9), 3375; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15093375
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/9/3375

8. “A Review on Optimization of Active Power Filter Placement and Sizing Methods”
by Dawid Buła, Dariusz Grabowski and Marcin Maciążek
Energies 2022, 15(3), 1175; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15031175
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/1175

9. “Multiple Fault Detection in Induction Motors through Homogeneity and Kurtosis Computation”
by Ana L. Martinez-Herrera, Edna R. Ferrucho-Alvarez, Luis M. Ledesma-Carrillo, Ruth I. Mata-Chavez, Misael Lopez-Ramirez and Eduardo Cabal-Yepez
Energies 2022, 15(4), 1541; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15041541
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/4/1541

10. “Dielectric Properties of Electrical Insulating Liquids for High Voltage Electric Devices in a Time-Varying Electric Field”
by Peter Havran, Roman Cimbala, Juraj Kurimský, Bystrík Dolník, Iraida Kolcunová, Dušan Medveď, Jozef Király, Vladimír Kohan and Ľuboš Šárpataky
Energies 2022, 15(1), 391; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010391
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/1/391

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

MDPI Spain Summit


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

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

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

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

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

Connecting with Editorial Board Members


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

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

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

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

Open Access in Spain

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

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

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

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


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

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

Impactful Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inside MDPI

Corporate Marketing and Communications Strategy Session


Members of MDPI’s Corporate Marketing & Communications team.

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

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

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

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

Strategy Session

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

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


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

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

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

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

The press release below provides further details.

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

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

November is Men’s Health Awareness Month


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

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

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

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

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

Healthy men help build healthy families and a healthy society

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

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

Mindfulness

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

23 November 2023
Meet Us at the 2023 Annual Meeting of China Chemical Industry Society, 27–29 November 2023, Guangzhou, China


A range of MDPI journals will be attending the 2023 Annual Meeting of China Chemical Industry Society. This meeting will be held in Guangzhou, China, from 27 to 29 November 2023.

The annual meeting of China Chemical Industry Society is held every two years. It is an international, multi-disciplinary, and trans-regional high-level academic event in the field of chemical engineering. It plays an important role in promoting the academic prosperity of chemical engineering and promoting scientific and technological innovation in the chemical industry.

This annual meeting is hosted by the China Chemical Society and hosted by South China University of Technology, Guangdong University of Technology, and Sinopec Guangzhou Engineering Co., Ltd. With the theme of “New Fields, New Tracks, New Industries, New Dynamics”, the annual conference will include an opening ceremony and main forum, high-achieving academic lectures, 29 thematic sub-forums, a chemical technology innovation exhibition, and other supporting activities. The conference will welcome around 3000 attendees.

The following MDPI journals will be represented at the conference:

  • Processes;
  • Polymers;
  • Membranes;
  • Energies;
  • Surfaces;
  • Catalysts.

If you are planning to attend this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us at our booth (#A033). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.ciesc.cn/notice/a2310.html or contact the Processes Editorial Office.

23 November 2023
Energies | Seeking Cooperation with Academic Conferences


Energies
(ISSN: 1996-1073) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal of related scientific research, technology development, engineering, and the studies in policy and management and is published semimonthly online by MDPI. The European Biomass Industry Association (EUBIA), Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres (EUREC), Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal (IChPW), International Society for Porous Media (InterPore), CYTED and others are affiliated with Energies and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.

In order to support the scientific community and contribute to the faster distribution of important scientific research, Energies has cooperated with various academic conferences and is now seeking cooperation with additional academic conferences. The journal is open to a diverse range of collaborations, such as media partnerships, awards, exhibitions, and publications.

The scope of Energies includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Electrical engineering;
  • Energy and environment, sustainable transition;
  • Energy sources;
  • Energy storage and applications;
  • Energy fundamentals and conversion;
  • Energy and buildings;
  • Diagnostics and prognostics of energy conversion chains;
  • Chemical energy;
  • Energy use in industry;
  • Energy economics and policy.

We welcome consultations with any conferences related to energies. If you are interested in collaborating with Energies, please contact us at [email protected].

Kind regards,
Energies Editorial Office

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

21 November 2023
Energies | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Energy Economics and Policy”

  1. “Do Nuclear Energy, Renewable Energy, and Environmental-Related Technologies Asymmetrically Reduce Ecological Footprint? Evidence from Pakistan”
    by Muhammad Usman, Atif Jahanger, Magdalena Radulescu and Daniel Balsalobre-Lorente
    Energies 2022, 15(9), 3448; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15093448
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/9/3448
  1. “The Impact of Green Finance on Urban Haze Pollution in China: A Technological Innovation Perspective”
    by Yiting Zeng, Feng Wang and Jun Wu
    Energies 2022, 15(3), 801; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030801
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/801
  1. “Development of Photovoltaic Energy in EU Countries as an Alternative to Fossil Fuels”
    by Radosław Wolniak and Bożena Skotnicka-Zasadzień
    Energies 2022, 15(2), 662; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15020662
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/2/662
  1. “Industrialization and CO2 Emissions in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Mitigating Role of Renewable Electricity”
    by Urszula Mentel, Elżbieta Wolanin, Mansur Eshov and Raufhon Salahodjaev
    Energies 2022, 15(3), 946; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030946
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/946
  1. “Dynamic Correlation between Crude Oil Price and Investor Sentiment in China: Heterogeneous and Asymmetric Effect”
    by Zhenghui Li, Zimei Huang and Pierre Failler
    Energies 2022, 15(3), 687; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030687
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/687
  1. “Analysis and Evaluation of the Photovoltaic Market in Poland and the Baltic States”
    by Ewa Chomać-Pierzecka, Andrzej Kokiel, Joanna Rogozińska-Mitrut, Anna Sobczak, Dariusz Soboń and Jacek Stasiak
    Energies 2022, 15(2), 669; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15020669
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/2/669
  1. “RES Market Development and Public Awareness of the Economic and Environmental Dimension of the Energy Transformation in Poland and Lithuania”
    by Ewa Chomać-Pierzecka, Anna Sobczak and Edward Urbańczyk
    Energies 2022, 15(15), 5461; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15155461
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/15/5461
  1. “Factors Influencing the Renewable Energy Consumption in Selected European Countries”
    by Jan Polcyn, Yana Us, Oleksii Lyulyov, Tetyana Pimonenko and Aleksy Kwilinski
    Energies 2022, 15(1), 108; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010108
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/1/108
  1. “Development of Electromobility in European Union Countries under COVID-19 Conditions”
    by Tomasz Rokicki, Piotr Bórawski, Aneta Bełdycka-Bórawska, Agata Żak and Grzegorz Koszela
    Energies 2022, 15(1), 9; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010009
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/1/9
  1. “Short-Term Electricity Prices Forecasting Using Functional Time Series Analysis”
    by Faheem Jan, Ismail Shah and Sajid Ali
    Energies 2022, 15(9), 3423; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15093423
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/9/3423

21 November 2023
Energies | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Energy and Environment”

  1. “Does the Real Estate Market and Renewable Energy Induce Carbon Dioxide Emissions? Novel Evidence from Turkey”
    by Yazan Qashou, Ahmed Samour and Mohammed Abumunshar
    Energies 2022, 15(3), 763; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030763
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/763
  1. “Use of Hydrogen as Fuel: A Trend of the 21st Century”
    by Charles Bronzo Barbosa Farias, Robson Carmelo Santos Barreiros, Milena Fernandes da Silva, Alessandro Alberto Casazza, Attilio Converti and Leonie Asfora Sarubbo
    Energies 2022, 15(1), 311; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010311
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/1/311
  1. “Does Agricultural Mechanization Improve the Green Total Factor Productivity of China’s Planting Industry?”
    by Yingyu Zhu, Yan Zhang and Huilan Piao
    Energies 2022, 15(3), 940; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030940
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/940
  1. “Energy Security and Energy Transition to Achieve Carbon Neutrality”
    by Mohammad Fazle Rabbi, József Popp, Domicián Máté and Sándor Kovács
    Energies 2022, 15(21), 8126; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15218126
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/21/8126
  1. “Most Searched Topics in the Scientific Literature on Failures in Photovoltaic Installations”
    by Paweł Kut and Katarzyna Pietrucha-Urbanik
    Energies 2022, 15(21), 8108; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15218108
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/21/8108
  1. “Use of Sustainable Fuels in Aviation—A Review”
    by Eduardo Cabrera and João M. Melo de Sousa
    Energies 2022, 15(7), 2440; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15072440
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/7/2440
  1. “Wind Energy Scenario, Success and Initiatives towards Renewable Energy in India—A Review”
    by Upma Singh, Mohammad Rizwan, Hasmat Malik and Fausto Pedro García Márquez
    Energies 2022, 15(6), 2291; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15062291
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/6/2291
  1. “Investigation into the Current State of Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Waste Management—A State-of-the-Art Review”
    by Mohamed Alwaeli and Viktoria Mannheim
    Energies 2022, 15(12), 4275; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15124275
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/12/4275
  1. “The Development of CO2 Instantaneous Emission Model of Full Hybrid Vehicle with the Use of Machine Learning Techniques”
    by Maksymilian Mądziel, Artur Jaworski, Hubert Kuszewski, Paweł Woś, Tiziana Campisi and Krzysztof Lew
    Energies 2022, 15(1), 142; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010142
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/1/142
  1. “Model to Predict Quality of Photovoltaic Panels Considering Customers’ Expectations”
    by Andrzej Pacana and Dominika Siwiec
    Energies 2022, 15(3), 1101; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15031101
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/1101

21 November 2023
Energies | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Sustainable Energy”

  1. “Pandemic, War, and Global Energy Transitions”
    by Behnam Zakeri, Katsia Paulavets, Leonardo Barreto-Gomez, Luis Gomez Echeverri, Shonali Pachauri, Benigna Boza-Kiss, Caroline Zimm, Joeri Rogelj, Felix Creutzig, Diana Ürge-Vorsatz et al.
    Energies 2022, 15(17), 6114; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15176114
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/17/6114
  1. “A Critical Review of Improved Deep Convolutional Neural Network for Multi-Timescale State Prediction of Lithium-Ion Batteries”
    by Shunli Wang, Pu Ren, Paul Takyi-Aninakwa, Siyu Jin and Carlos Fernandez
    Energies 2022, 15(14), 5053; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15145053
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/14/5053
  1. “Future of Hydrogen as an Alternative Fuel for Next-Generation Industrial Applications; Challenges and Expected Opportunities”
    by Umair Yaqub Qazi
    Energies 2022, 15(13), 4741; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15134741
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/13/4741
  1. “Energy Storage Benefits Assessment Using Multiple-Choice Criteria: The Case of Drini River Cascade, Albania”
    by Lorenc Malka, Alfred Daci, Alban Kuriqi, Pietro Bartocci and Ermonela Rrapaj
    Energies 2022, 15(11), 4032; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15114032
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/11/4032
  1. “Scalability and Replicability for Smart Grid Innovation Projects and the Improvement of Renewable Energy Sources Exploitation: The FLEXITRANSTORE Case”
    by Georgios Fotis, Christos Dikeakos, Elias Zafeiropoulos, Stylianos Pappas and Vasiliki Vita
    Energies 2022, 15(13), 4519; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15134519
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/13/4519
  1. “Management of Energy Enterprises in Zero-Emission Conditions: Bamboo as an Innovative Biomass for the Production of Green Energy by Power Plants”
    by Piotr F. Borowski
    Energies 2022, 15(5), 1928; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15051928
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/5/1928
  1. “Hydrogen Storage in Geological Formations—The Potential of Salt Caverns”
    by Aleksandra Małachowska, Natalia Łukasik, Joanna Mioduska and Jacek Gębicki
    Energies 2022, 15(14), 5038; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15145038
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/14/5038
  1. “Economic Conditions of Using Biodegradable Waste for Biogas Production, Using the Example of Poland and Germany”
    by Anna Sobczak, Ewa Chomać-Pierzecka, Andrzej Kokiel, Monika Różycka, Jacek Stasiak and Dariusz Soboń
    Energies 2022, 15(14), 5239; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15145239
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/14/5239
  1. “A Comparative Review of Lead-Acid, Lithium-Ion and Ultra-Capacitor Technologies and Their Degradation Mechanisms”
    by Ashleigh Townsend and Rupert Gouws
    Energies 2022, 15(13), 4930; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15134930
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/13/4930
  1. “Exploring the Causal Relationship among Green Taxes, Energy Intensity, and Energy Consumption in Nordic Countries: Dumitrescu and Hurlin Causality Approach”
    by Nihal Ahmed, Adnan Ahmed Sheikh, Zeeshan Hamid, Piotr Senkus, Ricardo Cosio Borda, Aneta Wysokińska-Senkus and Waldemar Glabiszewski
    Energies 2022, 15(14), 5199; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15145199
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/14/5199

6 November 2023
Energies | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Geo-Energy”

  1. “Study on Surrounding Rock Control and Support Stability of Ultra-Large Height Mining Face”
    by Sheng Wang, Xuelong Li and Qizhi Qin
    Energies 2022, 15(18), 6811; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15186811
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/18/6811
  1. “Research into Impact of Leaving Waste Rocks in the Mined-Out Space on the Geomechanical State of the Rock Mass Surrounding the Longwall Face”
    by Adam Smoliński, Dmyto Malashkevych, Mykhailo Petlovanyi, Kanay Rysbekov, Vasyl Lozynskyi and Kateryna Sai
    Energies 2022, 15(24), 9522; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15249522
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/24/9522
  1. “A Critical Review on the Use of Shallow Geothermal Energy Systems for Heating and Cooling Purposes”
    by Abdelazim Abbas Ahmed, Mohsen Assadi, Adib Kalantar, Tomasz Sliwa and Aneta Sapińska-Śliwa
    Energies 2022, 15(12), 4281; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15124281
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/12/4281
  1. “Modeling of Floor Heave in Underground Roadways in Dry and Waterlogged Conditions”
    by Piotr Małkowski, Łukasz Ostrowski and Jerzy Stasica
    Energies 2022, 15(12), 4340; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15124340
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/12/4340
  1. “Instrumental Methods for Cage Occupancy Estimation of Gas Hydrate”
    by Wenjiu Cai, Xin Huang and Hailong Lu
    Energies 2022, 15(2), 485; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15020485
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/2/485
  1. “Choice of the Arch Yielding Support for the Preparatory Roadway Located near the Fault”
    by Krzysztof Skrzypkowski, Krzysztof Zagórski, Anna Zagórska, Derek B. Apel, Jun Wang, Huawei Xu and Lijie Guo
    Energies 2022, 15(10), 3774; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15103774
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/10/3774
  1. “A Mobile Robot-Based System for Automatic Inspection of Belt Conveyors in Mining Industry”
    by Jarosław Szrek, Janusz Jakubiak and Radoslaw Zimroz
    Energies 2022, 15(1), 327; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010327
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/1/327
  1. “A Review of Reliability and Fault Analysis Methods for Heavy Equipment and Their Components Used in Mining”
    by Prerita Odeyar, Derek B. Apel, Robert Hall, Brett Zon and Krzysztof Skrzypkowski
    Energies 2022, 15(17), 6263; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15176263
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/17/6263
  1. “Underground Mine Tunnel Modelling Using Laser Scan Data in Relation to Manual Geometry Measurements”
    by Jakub Janus and Piotr Ostrogórski
    Energies 2022, 15(7), 2537; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15072537
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/7/2537
  1. “High Activity Earthquake Swarm Event Monitoring and Impact Analysis on Underground High Energy Physics Research Facilities”
    by Lukasz Scislo
    Energies 2022, 15(10), 3705; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15103705
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/10/3705

6 November 2023
Energies | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Thermal Management”

  1. “Entrained Flow Plasma Gasification of Sewage Sludge–Proof-of-Concept and Fate of Inorganics”
    by Vishwajeet, Halina Pawlak-Kruczek, Marcin Baranowski, Michał Czerep, Artur Chorążyczewski, Krystian Krochmalny, Michał Ostrycharczyk, Paweł Ziółkowski, Paweł Madejski, Tadeusz Mączka et al.
    Energies 2022, 15(5), 1948; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15051948
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/5/1948
  1. “Linking Energy Poverty with Thermal Building Regulations and Energy Efficiency Policies in Portugal”
    by Ana Mafalda Matos, João M. P. Q. Delgado and Ana Sofia Guimarães
    Energies 2022, 15(1), 329; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010329
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/1/329
  1. “Heat Transfer Characteristics of Fractionalized Hydromagnetic Fluid with Chemical Reaction in Permeable Media”
    by Basma Souayeh, Kashif Ali Abro, Nisrin Alnaim, Muneerah Al Nuwairan, Najib Hdhiri and Essam Yasin
    Energies 2022, 15(6), 2196; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15062196
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/6/2196
  1. “A Calibration of the Solar Load Ratio Method to Determine the Heat Gain in PV-Trombe Walls”
    by Roberto Bruno, Piero Bevilacqua, Daniela Cirone, Stefania Perrella and Antonino Rollo
    Energies 2022, 15(1), 328; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010328
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/1/328
  1. “Horizontal Shower Heat Exchanger as an Effective Domestic Hot Water Heating Alternative”
    by Sabina Kordana-Obuch and Mariusz Starzec
    Energies 2022, 15(13), 4829; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15134829
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/13/4829
  1. “Thermoelectric Performance Evaluation and Optimization in a Concentric Annular Thermoelectric Generator under Different Cooling Methods”
    by Wenlong Yang, Wenchao Zhu, Yang Yang, Liang Huang, Ying Shi and Changjun Xie
    Energies 2022, 15(6), 2231; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15062231
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/6/2231
  1. “A Shallow Neural Network Approach for the Short-Term Forecast of Hourly Energy Consumption”
    by Andrea Manno, Emanuele Martelli and Edoardo Amaldi
    Energies 2022, 15(3), 958; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030958
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/958
  1. “Modeling of an Elastocaloric Cooling System for Determining Efficiency”
    by Nora Bachmann, Daniel Schwarz, David Bach, Olaf Schäfer-Welsen, Thomas Koch and Kilian Bartholomé
    Energies 2022, 15(14), 5089; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15145089
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/14/5089
  1. “A Review of Ventilation and Environmental Control of Underground Spaces”
    by Bin Yang, Huangcheng Yao and Faming Wang
    Energies 2022, 15(2), 409; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15020409
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/2/409
  1. “A Recent and Systematic Review on Water Extraction from the Atmosphere for Arid Zones”
    by Yinyin Wang, Suad Hassan Danook, Hussein A.Z. AL-bonsrulah, Dhinakaran Veeman and Fuzhang Wang
    Energies 2022, 15(2), 421; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15020421
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/2/421

6 November 2023
Energies | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Energy and Buildings”

  1. “A Honey Badger Optimization for Minimizing the Pollutant Environmental Emissions-Based Economic Dispatch Model Integrating Combined Heat and Power Units”
    by Ragab El-Sehiemy, Abdullah Shaheen, Ahmed Ginidi and Mostafa Elhosseini
    Energies 2022, 15(20), 7603; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15207603
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/20/7603
  1. “Mechanical Response of Geopolymer Foams to Heating—Managing Coal Gangue in Fire-Resistant Materials Technology”
    by Mateusz Sitarz, Beata Figiela, Michał Łach, Kinga Korniejenko, Katarzyna Mróz, João Castro-Gomes and Izabela Hager
    Energies 2022, 15(9), 3363; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15093363
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/9/3363
  1. “Using Deep Learning in Real-Time for Clothing Classification with Connected Thermostats”
    by Adán Medina, Juana Isabel Méndez, Pedro Ponce, Therese Peffer, Alan Meier and Arturo Molina
    Energies 2022, 15(5), 1811; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15051811
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/5/1811
  1. “A Novel Bio-Architectural Temporary Housing Designed for the Mediterranean Area: Theoretical and Experimental Analysis”
    by Roberto Bruno, Piero Bevilacqua, Antonino Rollo, Francesco Barreca and Natale Arcuri
    Energies 2022, 15(9), 3243; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15093243
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/9/3243
  1. “Performance Evaluation of a Nearly Zero-Energy Office Building in Temperate Oceanic Climate Based on Field Measurements”
    by Deepak Amaripadath, Mirjana Velickovic and Shady Attia
    Energies 2022, 15(18), 6755; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15186755
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/18/6755
  1. “Thermal Properties of Hemp Shives Used as Insulation Material in Construction Industry”
    by Piotr Kosiński, Przemysław Brzyski, Maria Tunkiewicz, Zbigniew Suchorab, Damian Wiśniewski and Paweł Palczyński
    Energies 2022, 15(7), 2461; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15072461
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/7/2461
  1. “Waste Clothing Recycling Channel Selection Using a CoCoSo-D Method Based on Sine Trigonometric Interaction Operational Laws with Pythagorean Fuzzy Information”
    by Haolun Wang, Faming Zhang and Kifayat Ullah
    Energies 2022, 15(6), 2010; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15062010
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/6/2010
  1. “Distribution Strategy Optimization of Standalone Hybrid WT/PV System Based on Different Solar and Wind Resources for Rural Applications”
    by Yan Yang, Qingyu Wei, Shanke Liu and Liang Zhao
    Energies 2022, 15(14), 5307; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15145307
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/14/5307
  1. “A Summary Review on Experimental Studies for PCM Building Applications: Towards Advanced Modular Prototype”
    by Khaireldin Faraj, Mahmoud Khaled, Jalal Faraj, Farouk Hachem and Cathy Castelain
    Energies 2022, 15(4), 1459; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15041459
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/4/1459
  1. “A Robust Kalman Filter-Based Approach for SoC Estimation of Lithium-Ion Batteries in Smart Homes”
    by Omid Rezaei, Reza Habibifar and Zhanle Wang
    Energies 2022, 15(10), 3768; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15103768
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/10/3768

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Open Access Week 2023 – the Global Drive to Open Continues

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

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

Core principles of OA publishing

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

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

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

Policy driving change

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

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

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

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

MDPI is proud to lead the transition to open access.

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Impactful Research

Spotlight on Smart Cities

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

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

Highly cited papers in Smart Cities

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

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

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

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

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

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

Testimonial

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

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

Inside MDPI

MDPI Manchester office, UK Visit


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

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

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

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

The UK by numbers

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

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

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

We are currently hiring EEs in various locations worldwide.

English Editing at MDPI

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

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Coming Together for Science

STM and Frankfurt Book Fair

Attending STM

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

Meeting with Web of Science

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

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

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

75th Frankfurt Book Fair


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

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

MDPI Books

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

MDPI Strategy Meeting

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

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

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


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

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

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

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

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

Promoting the values of accessibility, transparency, and collaboration

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

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

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

Funders' policies are getting aligned with open science

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

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

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

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

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

19 October 2023
Meet Us at the 3rd Functional Materials and Interface Science Conference, 19–21 October 2023, Guangxi, China


Conference: 3rd Functional Materials and Interface Science Conference
Date: 19–21 October 2023
Place: Guangxi Wharton International Hotel, Guangxi, China
Booth: #42

MDPI journals will be attending the 3rd Functional Materials and Interface Science Conference as an exhibitor. This meeting will be held in Guangxi, China, from 19 to 21 October 2023.

The conference will focus on the theme of “Energy Technology and Material Innovation in Change” and discuss the material, technology, and engineering issues of current energy storage and catalytic technology, promote the progress and prosperity of the field, and build an exchange platform for scientific and technological workers in the field of new energy and industry at home and abroad. The topics covered by the conference include high-specific energy batteries, solid-state batteries, lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries, water batteries, solar cells, fuel cells, water decomposition technology, CO2 storage and conversion, new material synthesis, etc.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

19 October 2023
Meet Us at the 26th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS 2023), 5–8 November 2023, Zhuhai, China


Conference: The 26th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS 2023)
Organization: China Electrotechnical Society (CES)
Date: 5–8 November 2023
Place: Zhuhai International Convention & Exhibition Center, 1663 Yinwan Road, Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai, China
Booth: #A8

MDPI journals will be attending ICEMS 2023 as an exhibitor. This meeting will be held in Zhuhai, China, from 5 to 8 November 2023.

ICEMS is an annual international conference on electrical machines and systems held since 1987, and it is jointly organized by the CES (China Electrotechnical Society), KIEE EMECS (KIEE Electrical Machinery and Energy Conversion Systems Society) and IEEJ IAS (IEEJ Industry Applications Society). It provides an extensive and exciting platform to gather the world's leading scientists, researchers and engineers in the field of electrical machines and systems together to showcase state-of-the-art ideas, methods and prototypes. We believe that this conference will benefit us by broadening our horizons, stimulating ideas and enhancing contacts with international colleagues.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Machines;
  • Energies;
  • World Electric Vehicle Journal;
  • Electronics;
  • The Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications;
  • Vehicles;
  • Batteries;
  • Technologies.

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.icems2023.com/overview.html.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Open Access in China

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

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

Open Access Policy in China

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

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

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

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

MDPI Offices in China

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


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

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

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

Our Strength is in Our People

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

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

Impactful Research

MDPI Awards

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

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

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

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

MDPI Awards to Scholars from China

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

MDPI’s Tu Youyou Award


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

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

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

2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine Awarded to Professor Youyou Tu

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

Highly Cited Articles by Chinese Scholars Published in MDPI

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

Read more:

Inside MDPI

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

Marketing Department in China

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

Collaborations, Scholarships and Meetings

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

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

Scholarships in China

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

Meeting with the Society of Chinese University Journals (CUJS)


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

The Numbers

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

Final Reflections on our MDPI Offices in Beijing and Wuhan


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

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

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

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

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

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

Hospitality and Service

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

22 September 2023
Energies | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Thermal Management”

  1. “Methods and Techniques for CO2 Capture: Review of Potential Solutions and Applications in Modern Energy Technologies”
    by Paweł Madejski, Karolina Chmiel, Navaneethan Subramanian and Tomasz Kuś
    Energies 2022, 15(3), 887; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030887
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/887
  1. “Impact of the KKL Correlation Model on the Activation of Thermal Energy for the Hybrid Nanofluid (GO+ZnO+Water) Flow through Permeable Vertically Rotating Surface”
    by Doaa Rizk, Asad Ullah, Ikramullah, Samia Elattar, Khalid Abdulkhaliq M. Alharbi, Mohammad Sohail, Rajwali Khan, Alamzeb Khan and Nabil Mlaiki
    Energies 2022, 15(8), 2872; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15082872
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/8/2872
  1. “A Review of the Power Battery Thermal Management System with Different Cooling, Heating and Coupling System”
    by Xingxing Wang, Shengren Liu, Yujie Zhang, Shuaishuai Lv, Hongjun Ni, Yelin Deng, and Yinnan Yuan
    Energies 2022, 15(6), 1963; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15061963
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/6/1963
  1. “Stratified Flow of Micropolar Nanofluid over Riga Plate: Numerical Analysis”
    by Khuram Rafique, Hammad Alotaibi, Nida Ibrar and Ilyas Khan
    Energies 2022, 15(1), 316; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010316
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/1/316
  1. “Review on Boiling Heat Transfer Enhancement Techniques”
    by Chandan Swaroop Meena, Ashwani Kumar, Sanghati Roy, Alessandro Cannavale and Aritra Ghosh
    Energies 2022, 15(15), 5759; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15155759
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/15/5759
  1. “Simulation and Modeling of Ported Shroud Effects on Radial Compressor Stage Stability Limits”
    by Carlo Cravero, Philippe Joe Leutcha and Davide Marsano
    Energies 2022, 15(7), 2571; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15072571
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/7/2571
  1. “Optimization of Energy Management Strategy for Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Vehicles Based on Dynamic Programming”
    by Changqing Du, Shiyang Huang, Yuyao Jiang, Dongmei Wu and Yang Li
    Energies 2022, 15(12), 4325; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15124325
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/12/4325
  1. “Waste Heat Recovery Technologies Revisited with Emphasis on New Solutions, Including Heat Pipes, and Case Studies”
    by Paul Christodoulides, Rafaela Agathokleous, Lazaros Aresti, Soteris A. Kalogirou, Savvas A. Tassou and Georgios A. Florides
    Energies 2022, 15(1), 384; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010384
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/1/384
  1. “Nano-Enhanced Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage: A Bibliometric Analysis”
    by Javad Mohammadpour, Ann Lee, Victoria Timchenko and Robert Taylor
    Energies 2022, 15(9), 3426; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15093426
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/9/3426
  1. “Numerical Modeling of Energy Systems Based on Micro Gas Turbine: A Review”
    by Fabrizio Reale and Raniero Sannino
    Energies 2022, 15(3), 900; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030900
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/900

22 September 2023
Energies | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Energy and Buildings”

  1. “Fault Detection and Efficiency Assessment for HVAC Systems Using Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring: A Review”
    by Amir Rafati, Hamid Reza Shaker and Saman Ghahghahzadeh
    Energies 2022, 15(1), 341; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010341
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/1/341
  1. “On the Impact of Climate Change on Building Energy Consumptions: A Meta-Analysis”
    by Ludovica Maria Campagna and Francesco Fiorito
    Energies 2022, 15(1), 354; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010354
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/1/354
  1. “Building Thermal-Network Models: A Comparative Analysis, Recommendations, and Perspectives”
    by Abhinandana Boodi, Karim Beddiar, Yassine Amirat and Mohamed Benbouzid Mohamed Benbouzid
    Energies 2022, 15(4), 1328; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15041328
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/4/1328
  1. “Recent Techniques Used in Home Energy Management Systems: A Review”
    by Isaías Gomes, Karol Bot, Maria Graça Ruano and António Ruano
    Energies 2022, 15(8), 2866; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15082866
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/8/2866
  1. “State of the Art, Perspective and Obstacles of Ground-Source Heat Pump Technology in the European Building Sector: A Review”
    by Davide Menegazzo, Giulia Lombardo, Sergio Bobbo, Michele De Carli and Laura Fedele
    Energies 2022, 15(7), 2685; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15072685
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/7/2685
  1. “A Survey of Efficient Demand-Side Management Techniques for the Residential Appliance Scheduling Problem in Smart Homes”
    by Amit Shewale, Anil Mokhade, Nitesh Funde and Neeraj Dhanraj Bokde
    Energies 2022, 15(8), 2863; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15082863
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/8/2863
  1. “Design and Implementation of Smart Buildings: A Review of Current Research Trend”
    by Dongsu Kim, Yeobeom Yoon, Jongman Lee, Pedro J. Mago, Kwangho Lee and Heejin Cho
    Energies 2022, 15(12), 4278; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15124278
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/12/4278
  1. “A Honey Badger Optimization for Minimizing the Pollutant Environmental Emissions-Based Economic Dispatch Model Integrating Combined Heat and Power Units”
    by Ragab El-Sehiemy, Abdullah Shaheen, Ahmed Ginidi and Mostafa Elhosseini
    Energies 2022, 15(20), 7603; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15207603
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/20/7603
  1. “CO2 Mineralization Methods in Cement and Concrete Industry”
    by Maciej Zajac, Jan Skocek, Mohsen Ben Haha and Jan Deja
    Energies 2022, 15(10), 3597; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15103597
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/10/3597
  1. “Multi-Objective Optimization Models to Design a Responsive Built Environment: A Synthetic Review”
    by Mattia Manni and Andrea Nicolini
    Energies 2022, 15(2), 486; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15020486
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/2/486

20 September 2023
Meet Us at the 26th Conference Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES’23), 8–11 October 2023, Thessaloniki, Greece


The 26th Conference Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES'23) is being organized collaboratively by the following institutions:

  • The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece;
  • Centre for Research & Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, Greece;
  • The Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory - SPIL, NETME Centre, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic.

The conference will take place from 8 to 11 October 2023 in Thessaloniki, Greece. This series of PRES conferences is a recognized platform for connecting scientists, engineers and decision-makers so that they may discuss solutions and technologies able to enhance the efficiency and sustainability of industrial and regional systems. The conferences have a 25-year tradition of knowledge dissemination and creativity, with a focus on addressing global challenges related to energy, water, pollution, and sustainability using classical chemical engineering approaches, enhanced by numerous interdisciplinary collaborations.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan to attend this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth and start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://ysquared.eu/pres23/.

18 September 2023
Meet Us at the 2023 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, 16–18 October 2023, Lingshui, Hainan, China


The 2023 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT2023) will be held from 16 to 18 October 2023, in Lingshui, Hainan, China. The conference is co-hosted by the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Tsinghua University, AVIC Aerodynamics Research Institute, Beihang University and Civil Aviation University of China. It is co-organized by the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Royal Aeronautical Society, The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences and KSAS.

Topics include the following:

  • Aerodynamics and design;
  • Structures and materials;
  • Dynamics/control/avionics;
  • Combustion and propulsion.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Aerospace;
  • Invention;
  • Drones;
  • Materials;
  • Energies;
  • Machines;
  • Micromachines;
  • Automation.
If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person at booth #1 and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://www.apisat2023.com/.

14 September 2023
Energies Articles Receive “Highly Cited Papers” Distinction in Web of Science (II)


As of March/April 2023, the following papers received enough citations to place them in the top 1% of the academic field of engineering based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year (data from Essential Science Indicators on Web of Science).

  1. “A Comprehensive Review on Supercapacitor Applications and Developments”
    by Mustafa Ergin Şahin, Frede Blaabjerg and Ariya Sangwongwanich
    Energies 2022, 15(3), 674; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030674
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/674
    Citations: 70
  1. “Methods and Techniques for CO2 Capture: Review of Potential Solutions and Applications in Modern Energy Technologies”
    by Paweł Madejski, Karolina Chmiel, Navaneethan Subramanian and Tomasz Kuś
    Energies 2022, 15(3), 887; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030887
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/887
    Citations: 70
  1. “Utilization of Electric Vehicles for Vehicle-to-Grid Services: Progress and Perspectives”
    by Sai Sudharshan Ravi and Muhammad Aziz
    Energies 2022, 15(2), 589; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15020589
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/2/589
    Citations: 69
  1. “Energy Transition in Poland-Assessment of the Renewable Energy Sector”
    by Michał Bernard Pietrzak, Bartłomiej Igliński, Wojciech Kujawski and Paweł Iwański
    Energies 2021, 14(8), 2046; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14082046
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/8/2046
    Citations: 61
  1. “Do Nuclear Energy, Renewable Energy, and Environmental-Related Technologies Asymmetrically Reduce Ecological Footprint? Evidence from Pakistan”
    by Muhammad Usman, Atif Jahanger, Magdalena Radulescu and Daniel Balsalobre-Lorente
    Energies 2022, 15(9), 3448; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15093448
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/9/3448
    Citations: 41
  1. “The Impact of Green Finance on Urban Haze Pollution in China: A Technological Innovation Perspective”
    by Yiting Zeng, Feng Wang and Jun Wu
    Energies 2022, 15(3), 801; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030801
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/801
    Citations: 39
  1. “Combined Effect of Coal Fly Ash (CFA) and Nanosilica (nS) on the Strength Parameters and Microstructural Properties of Eco-Friendly Concrete”
    by Grzegorz Ludwik Golewski
    Energies 2023, 16(1), 452; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16010452
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/16/1/452
    Citations: 38
  1. “Does the Real Estate Market and Renewable Energy Induce Carbon Dioxide Emissions? Novel Evidence from Turkey”
    by Yazan Qashou, Ahmed Samour and Mohammed Abumunshar
    Energies 2022, 15(3), 763; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030763
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/763
    Citations: 35
  1. “Smart Distribution Network Situation Awareness for High-Quality Operation and Maintenance: A Brief Review”
    by Leijiao Ge, Yuanliang Li, Yuanliang Li, Jun Yan and Yonghui Sun
    Energies 2022, 15(3), 828; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030828
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/828
    Citations: 34
  1. “Industrialization and CO2 Emissions in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Mitigating Role of Renewable Electricity”
    by Urszula Mentel, Elżbieta Wolanin, Mansur Eshov and Raufhon Salahodjaev
    Energies 2022, 15(3), 946; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15030946
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/3/946
    Citations: 33

14 September 2023
Energies Articles Receive “Highly Cited Papers” Distinction in Web of Science (I)


As of March/April 2023, the following papers received enough citations to place them in the top 1% of the academic field of engineering based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year (data from Essential Science Indicators on Web of Science).

  1. “Sustainable Solutions for Green Financing and Investment in Renewable Energy Projects”
    by Farhad Taghizadeh-Hesary and Naoyuki Yoshino
    Energies 2020, 13(4), 788; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13040788
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/4/788
    Citations: 169
  1. “Digitization, Digital Twins, Blockchain, and Industry 4.0 as Elements of Management Process in Enterprises in the Energy Sector”
    by Piotr F. Borowski
    Energies 2021, 14(7), 1885; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14071885
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/7/1885
    Citations: 111
  1. “Impact on Electricity Consumption and Market Pricing of Energy and Ancillary Services during Pandemic of COVID-19 in Italy”
    by Emilio Ghiani, Marco Galici, Mario Mureddu and Fabrizio Pilo
    Energies 2020, 13(13), 3357; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13133357
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/13/3357
    Citations: 106
  1. “Do Environment-Related Policy Instruments and Technologies Facilitate Renewable Energy Generation? Exploring the Contextual Evidence from Developed Economies”
    by Umer Shahzad, Magdalena Radulescu, Syed Rahim, Cem Isik, Zahid Yousaf and Stefan Alexandru Ionescu
    Energies 2021, 14(3), 690; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14030690
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/3/690
    Citations: 100
  1. “An Advanced Machine Learning Based Energy Management of Renewable Microgrids Considering Hybrid Electric Vehicles' Charging Demand”
    by Tianze Lan, Kittisak Jermsittiparsert, Sara T. Alrashood, Mostafa Rezaei, Loiy Al-Ghussain and Mohamed A. Mohamed
    Energies 2021, 14(3), 569; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14030569
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/3/569
    Citations: 90
  1. “Do Perceived Risk, Perception of Self-Efficacy, and Openness to Technology Matter for Solar PV Adoption? An Application of the Extended Theory of Planned Behavior”
    by Arifa Tanveer, Shihong Zeng, Muhammad Irfan and Rui Peng
    Energies 2021, 14(16), 5008; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14165008
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/16/5008
    Citations: 88
  1. “Exploring the Relationship between Renewable Energy Sources and Economic Growth. The Case of SAARC Countries”
    by Qiucheng Li, Jacob Cherian, Malik Shahzad Shabbir, Muhammad Safdar Sial, Jing Li, Ioana Mester and Alina Badulescu
    Energies 2021, 14(3), 520; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14030520
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/3/520
    Citations: 78
  1. “Deep-Learning Forecasting Method for Electric Power Load via Attention-Based Encoder-Decoder with Bayesian Optimization”
    by Xue-Bo Jin, Wei-Zhen Zheng, Jian-Lei Kong, Xiao-Yi Wang, Yu-Ting Bai, Ting-Li Su and Seng Lin
    Energies 2021, 14(6), 1596; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14061596
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/6/1596
    Citations: 76
  1. “Energy-Efficient Clustering Scheme for Flying Ad-Hoc Networks Using an Optimized LEACH Protocol”
    by Salil Bharany, Sandeep Sharma, Sumit Badotra, Osamah Ibrahim Khalaf, Youseef Alotaibi, Saleh Alghamdi and Fawaz Alassery
    Energies 2021, 14(19), 6016; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14196016
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/19/6016
    Citations: 70
  1. “Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Based on the State of Health Estimation for Lithium-Ion Batteries”
    by Dezhi Li, Dongfang Yang, Liwei Li, Licheng Wang and Kai Wang
    Energies 2022, 15(18), 6665; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15186665
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/18/6665
    Citations: 70

6 September 2023
Recap of Awards Granted to Scholars in 2022


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

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

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

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

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

31 August 2023
Meet Us at the Building Simulation 2023 (BS2023), 4–6 September 2023, Shanghai, China


A range of MDPI journals will be attending the Building Simulation 2023 (BS2023). This meeting will be held in Shanghai, China, from 4 to 6 September 2023.

At BS2023, the main themes incorporate macroscope topics concerned with building simulation regarding policy on carbon emission and control, power systems at the metropolis level, energy flow among regional cities, or even mining petascale data.

The conference/technical program will continue to bring together the interests of academics and practitioners, and on top of that, they would like to invite policymakers, in an attempt to reshape the path forward. As a tradition, the themes keep expanding the frontier of building simulation techniques, such as the simulation module from the system to the city, a better understanding of human factors, AI-assisted decision making, and seamless interoperability in modeling and design.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Buildings (leading);
  • Architecture;
  • Sustainability;
  • Electronics;
  • Energies;
  • Smart Cities.

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us at our booth (#10-11). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit https://bs2023.org/ or contact the Buildings Editorial Office at [email protected].

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Our Commitment to Sustainability

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

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

MDPI and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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

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

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

MDPI journals specializing in sustainability-related topics:

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

Read more:

Impactful Research

Highly Cited Articles in Sustainability

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

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

“Sustainability received a 2022 CiteScore of 5.8”

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

Highly Cited Papers in Sustainability

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more:

Inside MDPI

President of Ireland Authors Editorial in MDPI Journal Sustainability

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

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

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

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

Read the completed editorial here:

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

Coming Together for Science

The World Sustainability Forum 2023

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

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

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

MDPI Sustainability Foundation: Recognizing Excellence in Sustainability Research

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

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

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

2023 World Sustainability Award Winners

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

Interviews with 2023 Emerging Sustainability Leader Award Finalists

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

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

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Closing Thoughts

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

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

MDPI’s Interaction with Elsevier

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

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

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

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

‘Fully OA’ Organizations Dedicated to Open Access

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

25 August 2023
Energies | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2021 in the Section “Geo-Energy”

  1. “Analyzing Characteristics of Particulate Matter Pollution in Open-Pit Coal Mines: Implications for Green Mining”
    by Huaiting Luo, Wei Zhou, Izhar Mithal Jiskani and Zhiming Wang
    Energies 2021, 14(9), 2680; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14092680
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/9/2680
  1. “Well Killing Technology before Workover Operation in Complicated Conditions”
    by Dmitry V. Mardashov, Mikhail K. Rogachev, Yury V. Zeigman and Vyacheslav V. Mukhametshin
    Energies 2021, 14(3), 654; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14030654
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/3/654
  1. “Improving Performance of Seismic Fault Detection by Fine-Tuning the Convolutional Neural Network Pre-Trained with Synthetic Samples”
    by Zhe Yan, Zheng Zhang and Shaoyong Liu
    Energies 2021, 14(12), 3650; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14123650
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/12/3650
  1. “An Experimental Investigation into the Stress-Strain Characteristic under Static and Quasi-Static Loading for Partially Embedded Rock Bolts”
    by Krzysztof Skrzypkowski
    Energies 2021, 14(5), 1483; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14051483
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/5/1483
  1. “The Usage of UCG Technology as Alternative to Reach Low-Carbon Energy”
    by Stefan Zelenak, Erika Skvarekova, Andrea Senova and Gabriel Wittenberger
    Energies 2021, 14(13), 3718; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14133718
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/13/3718
  1. “History, Geology, In Situ Stress Pattern, Gas Content and Permeability of Coal Seam Gas Basins in Australia: A Review”
    by Alireza Salmachi, Mojtaba Rajabi, Carmine Wainman, Steven Mackie, Peter McCabe, Bronwyn Camac and Christopher Clarkson
    Energies 2021, 14(9), 2651; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14092651
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/9/2651
  1. “Technology for Improving the Efficiency of Fractured Reservoir Development Using Gel-Forming Compositions”
    by Dmitry Mardashov, Victor Duryagin and Shamil Islamov
    Energies 2021, 14(24), 8254; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14248254
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/24/8254
  1. “Exploring of the Incompatibility of Marine Residual Fuel: A Case Study Using Machine Learning Methods”
    by Radel Sultanbekov, Ilia Beloglazov, Shamil Islamov and Muk Chen Ong
    Energies 2021, 14(24), 8422; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14248422
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/24/8422
  1. “Fossil vs. Active Geothermal Systems: A Field and Laboratory Method to Disclose the Relationships between Geothermal Fluid Flow and Geological Structures at Depth”
    by Domenico Liotta, Andrea Brogi, Giovanni Ruggieri and Martina Zucchi
    Energies 2021, 14(4), 933; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14040933
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/4/933
  1. “A Comparison of Machine Learning Algorithms in Predicting Lithofacies: Case Studies from Norway and Kazakhstan”
    by Timur Merembayev, Darkhan Kurmangaliyev, Bakhbergen Bekbauov and Yerlan Amanbek
    Energies 2021, 14(7), 1896; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14071896
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/7/1896

25 August 2023
Energies | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2021 in the Section “Energy Storage and Application”

  1. “Green Concrete Based on Quaternary Binders with Significant Reduced of CO2 Emissions”
    by Grzegorz Ludwik Golewski
    Energies 2021, 14(15), 4558; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14154558
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/15/4558
  1. “Molten Salts for Sensible Thermal Energy Storage: A Review and an Energy Performance Analysis”
    by Adrián Caraballo, Santos Galán-Casado, Ángel Caballero and Sara Serena
    Energies 2021, 14(4), 1197; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14041197
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/4/1197
  1. “Progress in Material Development for Low-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: A Review”
    by Mohsen Fallah Vostakola and Bahman Amini Horri
    Energies 2021, 14(5), 1280; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14051280
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/5/1280
  1. “Estimation of the Compressive Strength of Corrugated Cardboard Boxes with Various Perforations”
    by Tomasz Garbowski, Tomasz Gajewski and Jakub Krzysztof Grabski
    Energies 2021, 14(4), 1095; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14041095
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/4/1095
  1. “Present and Future of Supercapacitor Technology Applied to Powertrains, Renewable Generation and Grid Connection Applications”
    by Gustavo Navarro, Jorge Torres, Marcos Blanco, Jorge Nájera, Miguel Santos-Herran and Marcos Lafoz
    Energies 2021, 14(11), 3060; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14113060
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/11/3060
  1. “Power-to-Gas and Power-to-X—The History and Results of Developing a New Storage Concept”
    by Michael Sterner and Michael Specht
    Energies 2021, 14(20), 6594; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14206594
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/20/6594
  1. “State-of-Charge Estimation of Lithium-Ion Batteries in the Battery Degradation Process Based on Recurrent Neural Network”
    by Shuqing Li, Chuankun Ju, Jianliang Li, Ri Fang, Zhifei Tao, Bo Li and Tingting Zhang
    Energies 2021, 14(2), 306; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14020306
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/2/306
  1. “Design of an Effective State of Charge Estimation Method for a Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Using Extended Kalman Filter and Artificial Neural Network”
    by Van Quan Dao, Minh-Chau Dinh, Chang Soon Kim, Minwon Park, Chil-Hoon Doh, Jeong Hyo Bae, Myung-Kwan Lee, Jianyong Liu and Zhiguo Bai
    Energies 2021, 14(9), 2634; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14092634
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/9/2634
  1. “Implementing an Extended Kalman Filter for SoC Estimation of a Li-Ion Battery with Hysteresis: A Step-by-Step Guide”
    by Benedikt Rzepka, Simon Bischof and Thomas Blank
    Energies 2021, 14(13), 3733; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14133733
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/13/3733
  1. “Inhomogeneities and Cell-to-Cell Variations in Lithium-Ion Batteries, a Review”
    by David Beck, Philipp Dechent, Mark Junker, Dirk Uwe Sauer and Matthieu Dubarry
    Energies 2021, 14(11), 3276; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14113276
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/11/3276

22 August 2023
Energies | Review Articles Received “Highly Cited Papers” Distinction in Web of Science


As of March/April 2023, these papers received enough citations to place them in the top 1% of the academic field of engineering based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year (data from Essential Science Indicators).

  1. “Internet of Things (IoT) and the Energy Sector”
    by Naser Hossein Motlagh, Mahsa Mohammadrezaei, Julian Hunt and Behnam Zakeri
    Energies 2020, 13(2), 494; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13020494
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/2/494
    Citations: 230
  1. “Ammonia as Effective Hydrogen Storage: A Review on Production, Storage and Utilization”
    by Muhammad Aziz, Agung Tri Wijayanta and Asep Bayu Dani Nandiyanto
    Energies 2020, 13(12), 3062; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13123062
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/12/3062
    Citations: 164
  1. “Technology Development of Electric Vehicles: A Review”
    by Xiaoli Sun, Zhengguo Li, Xiaolin Wang and Chengjiang Li
    Energies 2020, 13(1), 90; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13010090
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/1/90
    Citations: 124
  1. “Contributions and Risks of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Building Smarter Cities: Insights from a Systematic Review of the Literature”
    by Tan Yigitcanlar, Kevin C. Desouza, Luke Butler and Farnoosh Roozkhosh
    Energies 2020, 13(6), 1473; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13061473
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/6/1473
    Citations: 122
  1. “Multi-Criteria Decision-Making (MCDM) for the Assessment of Renewable Energy Technologies in a Household: A Review”
    by Indre Siksnelyte-Butkiene, Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas and Dalia Streimikiene
    Energies 2020, 13(5), 1164; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13051164
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/5/1164
    Citations: 107
  1. “Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles—A Brief Review of Current Topologies and Energy Management Strategies”
    by Ioan-Sorin Sorlei, Nicu Bizon, Phatiphat Thounthong, Mihai Varlam, Elena Carcadea, Mihai Culcer, Mariana Iliescu and Mircea Raceanu
    Energies 2021, 14(1), 252; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14010252
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/1/252
    Citations: 90
  1. “Liquid Hydrogen: A Review on Liquefaction, Storage, Transportation, and Safety”
    by Muhammad Aziz
    Energies 2021, 14(18), 5917; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14185917
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/18/5917
    Citations: 87
  1. “Pandemic, War, and Global Energy Transitions”
    by Behnam Zakeri, Katsia Paulavets, Leonardo Barreto-Gomez, Luis Gomez Echeverri, Shonali Pachauri, Benigna Boza-Kiss, Caroline Zimm, Joeri Rogelj, Felix Creutzig, Diana Ürge-Vorsatz et al.
    Energies 2022, 15(17), 6114; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15176114
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/17/6114
    Citations: 63
  1. “Recent Progress of Organic Photovoltaics with Efficiency over 17%”
    by Xuelin Wang, Qianqian Sun, Jinhua Gao, Jian Wang, Chunyu Xu, Xiaoling Ma and Fujun Zhang
    Energies 2021, 14(14), 4200; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14144200
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/14/4200
    Citations: 63
  1. “Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy: A New Chapter in the Fast and Accurate Estimation of the State of Health for Lithium-Ion Batteries”
    by Ming Zhang, Yanshuo Liu, Dezhi Li, Xiaoli Cui, Licheng Wang, Liwei Li and Kai Wang
    Energies 2023, 16(4), 1599; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16041599
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/16/4/1599
    Citations: 44
  1. “Chemical Looping Combustion: A Brief Overview”
    by Tomasz Czakiert, Jaroslaw Krzywanski, Anna Zylka and Wojciech Nowak
    Energies 2022, 15(4), 1563; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15041563
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/4/1563
    Citations: 35
  1. “A Critical Review of Improved Deep Convolutional Neural Network for Multi-Timescale State Prediction of Lithium-Ion Batteries”
    by Shunli Wang, Pu Ren, Paul Takyi-Aninakwa, Siyu Jin and Carlos Fernandez
    Energies 2022, 15(14), 5053; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15145053
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/14/5053
    Citations: 32
  1. “Application of Capacitive Deionization in Water Treatment and Energy Recovery: A Review”
    by Shenxu Bao, Chunfu Xin, Yimin Zhang, Bo Chen, Wei Ding and Yongpeng Luo
    Energies 2023, 16(3), 1136; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16031136
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/16/3/1136
    Citations: 11

18 August 2023
Meet Us at the 74th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, 3–8 September 2023, Lyon, France


MDPI will be attending the 74th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, hosted by the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), which will be held by the International Society of Electrochemistry from 3 to 8 September 2023, in Lyon, France. France has a strong history of electrochemistry research and has a large number of ISE members in the country, and the ISE has hosted this congress on several previous occasions: Lyon in 1982; Paris in 1997, which was the occasion of a joint meeting with the ECS; and, more recently, in Nice in 2010. Thus, after more than 40 years, the congress returns to Lyon. About 1,800 participants have registered from all regions of the world. Thus, this congress will provide an opportunity for electrochemists in Lyon to participate in fruitful discussions in an atmosphere of friendly exchange.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#09) and start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://annual74.ise-online.org/index.php.

14 August 2023
Meet Us at the 17th European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes (FEMS EUROMAT 2023), 3–7 September 2023, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


The 17th European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes (FEMS EUROMAT 2023) will be held from 3 to 7 September 2023, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The conference is organized by the German Materials Society.

Areas include the following:

  • Functional materials;
  • Structural materials;
  • Processing;
  • Characterization and modeling;
  • Energy and transportation;
  • Materials for healthcare;
  • Education, strategy, and technology transfer;
  • Materials for circularity and sustainability.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person at booth #B-20 and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://euromat2023.com/congress/welcome-address.

11 August 2023
Meet Us at the 6th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cell and Optoelectronics (PSCO 2023), 18–20 September 2023, Oxford, UK


MDPI will be attending the 6th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cell and Optoelectronics (PSCO 2023) in Oxford, UK, which will take place from 18 to 20 September 2023. The program will include a combination of invited talks, contributing talks and poster presentations in a meeting that will bring a broad spectrum of the community together to discuss and share knowledge on the latest advances in perovskite materials, devices and photophysical and optoelectronic properties and phenomena.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending the conference, please visit our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://www.psco-conference.org/.

7 August 2023
Energies | The Rating of Scientific Journals by ANVUR Released

The latest rating of scientific journals has been released by the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR).

We are pleased to announce that Energies (ISSN: 1996-1073) ranks as “Class A” in the Area 08 “Architecture” (Sector C1, D1, E1, E2, and F1), and is indexed as a scientific journal in the Area 13 “Economics and Statistics”.

Energies is a peer-reviewed, open access journal containing related scientific research, technology development, engineering policy, and management studies related to the general field of energy, from technologies of energy supply, conversion, dispatch, and final use to the physical and chemical processes behind such technologies. Energies is published semimonthly online by MDPI.

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

Energies Editorial Office

7 August 2023
Energies Indexed in Polish Ministry of Education and Science List

We are pleased to inform you that the open access journal Energies (ISSN: 1996-1073; IF: 3.2, CiteScore 5.5) has been indexed within the Polish Minister of Education and Science list of scientific journals and reviewed materials from international conferences. For publishing with Energies, Polish scholars will receive 140 Ministerial Points in the following disciplines related to energy:

  • Automation, electronics, electrical engineering and space technologies;
  • Civil engineering, surveying and transportation;
  • Environmental engineering, mining and energy;
  • Forest science;
  • Agriculture and horticulture;
  • Economics and finances;
  • Management and quality sciences;
  • Chemical sciences.

Energies is a peer-reviewed, open access journal containing related scientific research, technology development, engineering policy, and management studies related to the general field of energy, from technologies of energy supply, conversion, dispatch, and final use to the physical and chemical processes behind such technologies. Energies is published semimonthly online by MDPI.

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

Energies Editorial Office

3 August 2023
Energies | Google Scholar Metrics Released

We are pleased to announce that Energies (ISSN: 1996-1073) ranked 10th under the subcategory “Sustainable Energy” in the latest released 2023 Google Scholar Metrics on 19 July 2023. The latest release covers articles published from 2018 to 2022 and includes citations from all articles that were