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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)


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19 June 2024
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | Top 10 Viewed Articles in Q1 of 2024


International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
(IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601) is pleased to present the top 10 viewed articles in Q1 of 2024. We hope this announcement will provide useful information for this field.

1. “Nutritional Criminology: Why the Emerging Research on Ultra-Processed Food Matters to Health and Justice”
by Susan L. Prescott, Alan C. Logan, Christopher R. D’Adamo, Kathleen F. Holton, Christopher A. Lowry, John Marks, Rob Moodie and Blake Poland
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(2), 120; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21020120
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/2/120

2. “The Autism Spectrum Disorder and Its Possible Origins in Pregnancy”
by Rayane M. Botelho, Ana Lúcia M. Silva and Alexandre U. Borbely
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(3), 244; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21030244
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/3/244

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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(1), 63; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21010063
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Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/2/168

5. “United States Long-Term Trends in Adult BMI (1959–2018): Unraveling the Roots of the Obesity Epidemic”
by Julia Banas, Acree McDowell Cook, Karina Raygoza-Cortez, Daniel Davila, Melinda L. Irwin, Leah M. Ferrucci and Debbie L. Humphries
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(1), 73; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21010073
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/1/73

6. “Factors Influencing Abortion Decision-Making of Adolescents and Young Women: A Narrative Scoping Review”
by Yui Koiwa, Eri Shishido and Shigeko Horiuchi
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Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/3/288

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9. “Celiac Disease: Risks of Cross-Contamination and Strategies for Gluten Removal in Food Environments”
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12 June 2024
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Receives an Increased CiteScore of 7.3


We are pleased to inform you that the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601) has received an updated CiteScore of 7.3, an increase of 35% when compared with the 2022 metric. The 2023 CiteScore™ was released recently, making an assessment of the scientific influence of journals in the 2020–2023 period.

IJERPH’s CiteScore ranks as follows:

  • Q1 (88 out of 665 journals) in the “Medicine: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health” category;
  • Q1 (34 out of 148 journals) in the “Environmental Science: Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis” category;
  • Q2 (43 out of 167 journals) in the “Environmental Science: Pollution” category. 

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

This excellent performance is inseparable from the support and dedication of all journal editors, reviewers, authors, and readers. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have contributed to the journal.

IJERPH 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.

 

5 June 2024
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | Top 10 Cited Articles in Q1 of 2024


International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601) is pleased to present the top 10 cited articles in Q1 of 2024. The articles presented are prioritized by citations, with a comprehensive reference to download and views data. We hope this announcement will provide useful information for this field.

1. “Nutritional Criminology: Why the Emerging Research on Ultra-Processed Food Matters to Health and Justice”
by Susan L. Prescott, Alan C. Logan, Christopher R. D’Adamo, Kathleen F. Holton, Christopher A. Lowry, John Marks, Rob Moodie and Blake Poland
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(2), 120; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21020120  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/2/120

2. “Celiac Disease: Risks of Cross-Contamination and Strategies for Gluten Removal in Food Environments”
by Fabiana Magnabosco de Vargas, Louise Thomé Cardoso, Amanda Didoné, João P. M. Lima, Janaína Guimarães Venzke and Viviani Ruffo de Oliveira
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(2), 124; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21020124  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/2/124

3. “Benzene Exposure and Lung Cancer Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Human Studies”
by Manuela Chiavarini, Patrizia Rosignoli, Beatrice Sorbara, Irene Giacchetta and Roberto Fabiani
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(2), 205; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21020205
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/2/205

4. “The Impact of Interaction Time and Verbal Engagement with Personal Voice Assistants on Alleviating Loneliness among Older Adults: An Exploratory Study”
by Changmin Yan, Kate Johnson and Valerie K. Jones
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(1), 100; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21010100  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/1/100

5. “The Association between Functional Dyspepsia and Metabolic Syndrome—The State of the Art”
by Mile Volarić, Dunja Šojat, Ljiljana Trtica Majnarić and Domagoj Vučić
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(2), 237; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21020237  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/2/237

6. “Relational Coordination at the Primary–Secondary Care Interface: Insights from a Cross-Sectional Survey in the South Tyrolean Healthcare System”
by Christian J. Wiedermann, Verena Barbieri, Adolf Engl and Giuliano Piccoliori
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(4), 425; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21040425  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/4/425

7. “Nature and Mental Health in Urban Texas: A NatureScore-Based Study”
by Omar M. Makram, Alan Pan, Jay E. Maddock and Bita A. Kash
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(2), 168; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21020168  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/2/168

8. “Teleworking Effects on Mental Health—A Systematic Review and a Research Agenda”
by Elisabeth Figueiredo, Clara Margaça, Brizeida Hernández-Sánchez and José Carlos Sánchez-García
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(3), 243; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21030243  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/3/243

9. “Perceived Factors Influencing Blue-Collar Workers’ Participation in Worksite Health Promotion Programs in Freight Transport: A Qualitative Investigation Using the TDF and COM-B”
by Marc A. W. Damen, Sarah I. Detaille, Josephine A. Engels and Annet H. De Lange
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(1), 116; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21010116  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/1/116

10. “Value-Based Healthcare Delivery: A Scoping Review”
by Mirian Fernández-Salido, Tamara Alhambra-Borrás, Georgia Casanova and Jorge Garcés-Ferrer
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(2), 134; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21020134  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/2/134

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

3 June 2024
Professor Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou Elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science


We are very honored to announce that the Editor-in-Chief of our journal, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601), Professor Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou, has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of the science family of journals. 

Prof. Dr. Tchounwou has been selected in the 2023 class of AAAS Fellows, along with 502 other distinguished scientists across various disciplines from around the world. 

Prof. Dr. Tchounwou, who is also the Dean of the School of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (SCMNS), has been elected an AAAS Fellow for his seminal contributions to the identification of molecular targets for cancer therapy, as well as policy decisions by the U.S. Government regarding the management of toxic and hazardous materials. His work has had a significant impact on both the scientific community and public health policies. 

In addition to this prestigious recognition, Prof. Dr. Tchounwou is ranked among the “World’s Top 2% of Scientists” according to the researchers from Stanford University, a testament to his more than 30 years of achievement in academic and scientific research. 

We are incredibly proud of Prof. Dr. Tchounwou for receiving these prestigious recognitions. His dedication and contributions to the field of environmental health have not only advanced our journal but also the broader scientific community. 

Please join us in congratulating Prof. Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou on these remarkable achievements.

31 May 2024
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | World No Tobacco Day 2024—“Protecting Children from Tobacco Industry Interference”

World No Tobacco Day 2024 is observed annually on 31 May. The aim of this special day is to highlight the health and other risks associated with tobacco use and discourage the use of tobacco in any form. The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2024 is “Protecting Children from Tobacco Industry Interference”, focusing on the impact of tobacco on addictive behaviors among children and adolescents, calling and urging attention to the various risks posed by tobacco to adolescents.

To further discuss research related to World No Tobacco Day, the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601) has created a collection of open-access academic research on the topic of tobacco exposure, child and adolescent health risks and tobacco-related addictive behaviors. We hope to use this special day to share new scientific knowledge in the field of the impact of tobacco on health and quality of life.

Article Collection

1. “Association between E-Cigarette Advertising Exposure and Use of E-Cigarettes among a Cohort of U.S. Youth and Young Adults”
by Vuong V. Do, Amy L. Nyman, Yoonsang Kim, Sherry L. Emery, Scott R. Weaver and Jidong Huang
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(19), 12640; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191912640 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/19/12640

2. “Harm Perception in Response to Pictorial Warning Labels Predict Higher Non-Smoking Intention among Korean Adolescents”
by Jun Hyun Hwang and Soon-Woo Park
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(4), 1404; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041404  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/4/1404

3. “Use of and Beliefs toward Novel Tobacco and Nicotine Products among Portuguese University Students: A Pandemic Survey”
by Marina Vaz, Pedro Cascais and Olga Lourenço
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2024, 21(4), 478; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph21040478 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/21/4/478

4. “Assessing Smoking Habits, Attitudes, Knowledge, and Needs among University Students at the University of Milan, Italy”
by Laura Campo, Silvia Lumia and Silvia Fustinoni
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(19), 12527; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191912527
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/19/12527

5. “Smoking Habits and Workplace Health Promotion among University Students in Southern Italy: A Cross-Sectional Pilot Investigation”
by Elpidio Maria Garzillo, Maria Grazia Lourdes Monaco, Anna Rita Corvino, Alessia Giardiello, Antonio Arnese, Francesco Napolitano, Gabriella Di Giuseppe and Monica Lamberti
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(17), 10682; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191710682
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/17/10682

6. “Changes in the Patterns and Characteristics of Youth ENDS Use over Time”
by Stephen R. Shamblen, Melissa H. Abadi, Kirsten T. Thompson, Grisel García-Ramírez and Bonnie O. Richard
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(13), 8120; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19138120 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/13/8120

7. “Pilot Ecological Momentary Assessment Study of Subjective and Contextual Factors Surrounding E-Cigarette and Combustible Tobacco Product Use among Young Adults”
by Deepa R. Camenga, Angela M. Haeny, Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Stephanie S. O’Malley and Krysten W. Bold
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(21), 11005; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111005
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/21/11005

8. “Tobacco Use Status and Temptation to Try E-Cigarettes among a Sample of Appalachian Youth”
by Delvon T. Mattingly, Jayesh Rai, Osayande Agbonlahor, Kandi L. Walker and Joy L. Hart
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(13), 6755; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18136755 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/13/6755

Access more articles at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/search?journal=ijerph.

Call for Papers

Special Issue: “Tobacco Use in Adolescents and Youth
Guest Editor: Dr. Uma S. Nair
Submission deadline: 30 September 2024

Special Issue: “Tobacco Use, Vaping, Heating, Nicotine Dependence, Smoking Cessation, and Public Health
Guest Editors: Dr. Klaas F. Franzen and Dr. Daniel Drömann
Submission deadline: 30 September 2024

Access more open Special Issues at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues.

Closed Special Issues

Special Issue: “2nd Edition: Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Tobacco Product Use

Special Issue: “Addressing Tobacco and Nicotine Use among Adolescent and Young Adult Populations

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

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
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
Meet Us at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC 2024), 11–14 June 2024, Rome, Italy


Conference: 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC 2024)
Date: 11–14 June 2024
Location: Rome, Italy

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC 2024) offers cutting-edge scientific and educational content with many highly engaging sessions on pediatric and neonatal intensive care. The topics of this year’s congress include cardiovascular dynamics, cardiac ICU, and mechanical circulatory support; critical care nephrology and hepatology; ethics; health services research; administration; education; information technology, infection, systemic inflammation, and sepsis; metabolism, endocrinology, and nutrition; neuro critical care; nursing science; paediatric and neonatal intensive care nursing; patient quality and safety; pharmacology; respiratory failure; resuscitation and emergency medicine, etc.

MDPI will be attending the 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC 2024). We welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest ideas with us.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan to attend this conference, please contact us online. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person at booth #21 and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://espnic2024.kenes.com/.

3 May 2024
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2022 Best Paper Award—Winner Announcement Postponed

Thank you for your continuous support. We regret to inform you that the deadline for announcing the winner of the IJERPH 2022 Best Paper Award has been postponed to 31 May 2024.

The Editorial Office would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


We are pleased to announce the IJERPH 2022 Best Paper Award for research and review articles published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601) from 1 January to 31 December in 2022. One review and one research article will each receive an award. The papers will be selected after a thorough evaluation by the journal Award Committee, led by the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou.

Eligibility for the Award:

  • Papers published in the journal from 1 January to 31 December in 2022;
  • Open to all career levels;
  • Both regular and Special Issue submissions will be considered.

Selection Criteria:

The papers will be selected by the journal Award Committee according to the following criteria:

  • Scientific merit and broad impact;
  • Originality of the research objectives and/or the ideas presented;
  • Creativity of the study design or uniqueness of the approaches and concepts;
  • Clarity of presentation;
  • Citations and downloads.

The Prize:

  • One review award: CHF 500 and a chance to publish a paper free of charge in IJERPH in 2024 after peer review;
  • One research article award: CHF 500 and a chance to publish a paper free of charge in IJERPH in 2024 after peer review.

Each winner will also receive a certificate.

The winners will be announced on the journal website at the end of May 2024.

IJERPH Editorial Office

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.

Download 2023 MDPI Annual Report.
Access 2023 Digital Report.

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.

26 April 2024
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Exceptional Reviewers List 2024


We are thrilled to share the updated Exceptional Reviewers List 2024. This program was designed to recognize and honor scholars who have consistently delivered exceptional review reports to our journal. Committed to fostering rigorous research and promoting knowledge exchange, the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601) recognizes the significant role that 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 of the reviewers who have generously volunteered their time and expertise in assisting IJERPH’s 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 April 2024. In each quarter, we will be selecting a group of outstanding reviewers and introducing them here.

Q1

  • Name: Dr. Jesús Molina-Mula
    Affiliation: Departamento de Enfermería y Fisioterapia, University of Balearic Islands, Spain
    Interests: bioethics; capnography and triage; decision making; Foucault; health services administration; interprofessional relations; professional–family relations; professional–patient relations; substance-related disorders
    Interview:Reviewing in IJERPH is a very enriching experience because it not only allows us to be fully up to date with the research that professionals carry out on a daily basis, their results and conclusions to improve our professional practice, but it also serves as a learning experience. research methodologies, improving quality and scientific rigor.
  • Name: Dr. Andrew W. Joyce
    Affiliation: Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
    Interests: health-promoting settings; social enterprise; disability and health promotion; evaluation in complex settings
    Interview: The review process is all very efficient and the quality of the articles has been strong.
  • Name: Dr. Yong Hwan Kim
    Affiliation: Department of Physical Education, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Republic of Korea
    Interests: metabolic syndrome; rehabilitation; physical activity; sports medicine; fitness
    Interview:I am honored by this opportunity. I experienced the latest research trends through IJERPH reviews. Moreover, I have become more confident in IJERPH's ethics and transparent system. I wish IJERPH continued development.
  • Name: Dr. Marius Baranauskas
    Affiliation: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, State Higher Education Institution Panevėžys College, Lithuania
    Interests: applied health research, health technology, foods, public health, applied epidemiology, biomedicine, environmental health, athletes, nutrition, exercise physiology, mental health, nursing
  • Name: Dr. Agnieszka Chwałczyńska
    Affiliation: Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences, Poland
    Interests: BMI at different ages; body composition; physical activity and body composition; childhood physioprophylaxis; therapeutic programs for overweight and obese children, adults, seniors; healthy aging—tertiary prophylaxis
  • Name: Dr. Karyn Heavner
    Affiliation: Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
    Interests: epidemiology, infectious disease, biostatistics, public health education; substance use, mental health; environmental and occupational health

24 April 2024
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Papers Cited in the News in Q1 of 2024


Throughout the first quarter of 2024, research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601) was featured over 484 times in news articles published by reputable media sources, such as Forbes, The Washington Post, BBC News, Time Magazine and USA Today.

You can learn more about the cited articles below.

“Pushing staff to work 60 to 80 hours a week has historically been associated with workplace trauma and burnout.”
Forbes—“Finding The Balance Between Productivity And Employee Well-Being”
IJERPH—“The Effect of Long Working Hours and Overtime on Occupational Health: A Meta-Analysis of Evidence from 1998 to 2018”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/12/2102.

Chlamydia and gonorrhea are two classic STDs that have been rising among older adults in recent years. There were more than 2000 cases of each among people 65 and older in 2017.
The Washington Post—“The sexual health checkup older adults didn’t know they needed”
IJERPH—“Sexually Transmitted Infection Knowledge among Older Adults: Psychometrics and Test–Retest Reliability”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/7/2462.

Those benefits can be profound – including improved cognitive function, blood pressure, mental health, physical activity and sleep. The benefits that we derive from nature, says Park, apply across all different age groups, genders, ethnicities and socioeconomic statuses.”
BBC News—“The hiking movement to reclaim green spaces”
IJERPH—“Associations between Nature Exposure and Health: A Review of the Evidence”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/9/4790.

Research suggests that the lonelier and more socially isolated someone feels, the higher their levels of climate distress. Finding your people can help. Join local land-restoration efforts, get involved with community gardening, or stop by your favorite park’s clean-up day.
Time Magazine—“7 Ways to Deal With Climate Despair”
IJERPH—“Climate Anxiety, Loneliness and Perceived Social Isolation”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/22/14991.

Holding onto resentment and polarized views can have an adverse impact on health, while exercising forgiveness can enhance well-being.
The Washington Post—“Your toughest mental health goal? Being kinder to yourself.”
IJERPH—“Forgive, Let Go, and Stay Well! The Relationship between Forgiveness and Physical and Mental Health in Women and Men: The Mediating Role of Self-Consciousness”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/13/6229.

In the 20 years since then, many studies have documented how nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals are not exempt from implicit biases prevalent in America, said Adrienne Moetanalo, former program coordinator at Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.
USA Today—“DEI attacks pose threats to medical training, care”
IJERPH—“Unconscious Bias among Health Professionals: A Scoping Review”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/16/6569.

22 April 2024
Meet Us at the Annual Meeting of American Psychological Association 2024 (APA 2024), 8–10 August 2024, Seattle, WA, USA


Conference: Annual Meeting of American Psychological Association 2024 (APA 2024)
Organization: American Psychological Association
Date: 8–10 August 2024
Place: Seattle Convention Center, Arch at 705 Pike, 705 Pike St., Seattle, WA, USA
Booth: #418

MDPI journals will be attending APA 2024 as an exhibitor. This meeting will be held in Seattle, WA, USA, from 8 to 10 August 2024.

APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the USA, with more than 157,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students as its members. Immerse yourself in the world of psychology professionals at the APA 2024. This is your prime opportunity for in-person engagement with a diverse mix of practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students in this field.

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://convention.apa.org.

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

1 April 2024
Meet Us at the American Thoracic Society International Conference 2024, 17–22 May 2024, San Diego, USA


MDPI will be attending the American Thoracic Society International Conference 2024, which will be held on from 17 to 22 May 2024 in San Diego, USA.

The ATS International Conference brings together pulmonary, critical care, and sleep professionals at all career stages, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange. With nearly 14,000 attendees annually, the event serves as a platform for the latest research, global networking, and interdisciplinary discussions. Healthcare professionals from various fields, including nurses, therapists, and hospitalists, converge to share insights and advancements in pulmonary health, critical care, and sleep disorders. Furthermore, the conference's global reach is highlighted by 40 percent of participants representing healthcare facilities from around the world.

The following MDPI journals will be represented at the conference:

If you are considering attending this conference, we warmly welcome you to visit our booth and interact with our representatives. We are eager to meet you in person and assist you with any queries you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the official website at https://conference.thoracic.org/.

28 March 2024
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | World Sleep Day—“Sleep Equity for Global Health”

World Sleep Day is observed annually on the Friday before the northern hemisphere vernal equinox. It aims to promote the benefits of good and healthy sleep and to draw society's attention to the burden of sleep problems and to strengthen the prevention and management of sleep disorders. The theme of World Sleep Day 2024 is “Sleep Equity for Global Health”, focusing on measurable differences in sleep health among different populations around the world, reducing additional burdens and providing opportunities to eliminate health inequalities.

To further discuss research related to World Sleep Day, the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601) has collected open access academic research on the topic of sleep quality, health conditions and health-related quality of life. We want to use this special day to share new scientific knowledge in the field of sleep health disparities and to raise awareness of sleep health.

Article Collection:
1. “Sleep Problems among Disaster Victims: A Long-Term Survey on the Life Changes of Disaster Victims in Korea”
by Yujeong Kim and Haeyoung Lee
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(6), 3294; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18063294
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/6/3294

2. “Accept Anxiety to Improve Sleep: The Impact of the COVID-19 Lockdown on the Relationships between Mindfulness, Distress, and Sleep Quality”
by Marco Mirolli, Luca Simione, Monica Martoni and Marco Fabbri
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(24), 13149; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182413149
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/24/13149

3. “Family Caregivers of People with Dementia Have Poor Sleep Quality: A Nationwide Population-Based Study”
by Min Ji Song and Ji Hyun Kim
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(24), 13079; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182413079
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/24/13079

4. “Gaming Behaviors and the Association with Sleep Duration, Social Jetlag, and Difficulties Falling Asleep among Norwegian Adolescents”
by Regina Hamre, Otto Robert Frans Smith, Oddrun Samdal and Ellen Haug
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(3), 1765; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031765
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/3/1765

5. “The Relationship between Living Arrangements and Sleep Quality in Older Adults: Gender Differences”
by Hyeon Sik Chu, Juyeon Oh and Kounseok Lee
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(7), 3893; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19073893
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/7/3893

6. “Sleep Quality and Its Associations with Physical and Mental Health-Related Quality of Life among University Students: A Cross-Sectional Study”
by Matteo Carpi, Claudia Cianfarani and Annarita Vestri
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(5), 2874; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19052874
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/5/2874

You can access more articles here.

Call for Papers:
Special Issue: “Sleep Health: Circadian Alignment, Daylight, Light-at-Night (LAN), and Public Health
Guest Editor: Dr. Rohan Nagare
Submission deadline: 31 October 2024

Special Issue: “Sleep, Health and Rhythms
Guest Editors: Dr. Azizi Seixas and Prof. Dr. Girardin Jean-Louis
Submission deadline: 30 November 2024

You can access more Special Issues here.

Closed Special Issues:
Sleep Quality Research

The Impact of Sleep Health on Chronic Diseases

4 March 2024
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | Sectional Reinvention

We are delighted to announce significant updates to the Section structure of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601). Our Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Paul Tchounwou, has been working closely with each Section Editor-in-Chief to restructure the journals into seven main Sections. We believe these are contemporary categorizations of the ever-evolving field of environmental research and public health and will adequately cater to the needs of our readership and scholarly contributors. This strategic initiative aims to enhance the journal's transdisciplinary focus, foster collaboration across diverse fields, and elevate the impact of published research. As part of this restructuring process, several existing Sections have been closed to streamline the journal’s content and align it more closely with its revised scope and aims.

We are excited to introduce seven new consolidated Sections, each designed to encompass a broad spectrum of topics relevant to environmental research and public health. These Sections are shown below.

Section

Leadership

“Global Health”

Prof. Dr. Jimmy T. Efrid

Prof. Dr. Ulf-G. Gerdtham

Prof. Dr. William Douglas Evans

“Healthcare Sciences”

Prof. Dr. Nicola Magnavita

Prof. Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo

“Behavioral and Mental Health”

Prof. Dr. Karl Goodkin

“Infectious Diseases, Chronic Diseases, and Disease Prevention”

Prof. Zahid Ahmad Butt

Prof. Dr. Javier Abian-Vicen

Prof. Dr. David Rodriguez-Lazaro

“Exercise and Health-Related Quality of Life”

Prof. Dr. German Vicente-Rodriguez

Prof. Dr. Fulvio Lauretani

Prof. Dr. Pantelis T. Nikolaidis

Prof. Dr. Cristina Cortis

“Environmental Health”

Prof. Dr. William A. Toscano

Prof. Dr. Xinbin Feng

Prof. Dr. Dongsheng Ji

“Environmental Sciences”

Prof. Dr. Lingxin Chen

Prof. Dr. Jinyou Shen

Prof. Dr. Linyu Xu

Prof. Dr. Jun Hou

The detailed aims and scope for each of the new Sections will be updated within the next few months and will be available on the individual Section websites.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Editorial Board, MDPI leadership team, and all stakeholders for their invaluable contributions and support throughout this transformative process. Together, we are dedicated to advancing the frontiers of environmental research and public health through the pages of IJERPH.

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.

Read more:

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

1 February 2024
Acknowledgment of the Reviewers of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in 2023

In recognizing the exceptional efforts of our reviewers in 2023, we express our sincere gratitude for upholding the high standards of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). Their commitment ensured the rigorous peer review that is integral to quality academic publishing.

In 2023, IJERPH received 25078 review reports, from 17867 reviewers. This past year, we worked with reviewers from 136 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 IJERPH 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:

Balazs Nemeth Matteo Nicolini
Balkrishna Eknath Narkhede Matteo Ratti
Bang-Lee Chang Matteo Riccò
Banta Viorel-Costin Matthew Beerse
Barani Kumar Rajendran Matthew Lyons
Barbara Caci Matthew Taylor
Barbara De Rosa Matthias Grieder
Barbara Fura Matthias J. Roggendorf
Barbara Gilic Matthias Lukasczik
Barbara Hausott Mattia Cappelletti
Barbara Lond Mattias Paulsson
Barbara Manconi Mau-Ern Poh
Barbara Polivka Maura Pilotti
Barbara Probierz Maureen Sibiya
Barbara Ruaro Maurício Andrades Paixão
Barbara Wiatkowska Mauricio Ramírez-Moreno
Barbara Wiewióra Maurizio Romagnuolo
Barbara Żarska Maurizio Stella
Barry Borman Mauro Henrique Abreu
Bart Vande Vannet Mauro Lombardo
Bartosz Jóźwik Mauro Marengo
Bartosz Rymkiewicz Max Stephenson
Basanta Haobijam May Ee Png
Bathrinath Sankaranarayanan Mayara Amario
Bayode Romeo Adegbite Mayur Doke
Bayu Wiratama Maziar Shabestari
Beata Bieszk-Stolorz Md Azharul Islam
Beata Gruber-Bzura Md Jahangir Alam
Beata Hoffmann Md Shakhawat Hossain
Beata Jaworska-Szulc Md Tarique Jamal Ansari
Beata Karwowska Md. Sabbir Ahmed
Beata Łabuz-Roszak Meerambika Mishra
Beata Morak-Młodawska Megha Sharma
Beata Sperkowska Mehdi Bahrami
Beatrice Adriana Balgiu Mehdi Goudarzi
Beatrice Albanesi Mehmet Alphan Çakiroğlu
Beatrice Gabriela Ioan Mehmet Yıldız
Beatrice Paradiso Mehmood Ahmad
Beatriz Casais Mehran Ghaemi
Beatriz F. Núñez Angulo Mehran Shayganfard
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Bekir Genc Melinda Butsch Kovacic
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Bence András Lázár Melinda Mccormick
Benedetta Esposito Meng Cai
Benedict Francis Meng Chuan Ong
Benjamin Silverberg Mengyu Li
Benson P. C. Liu Meredith Gresham
Bente Knoll Meredith Perry
Berislav Bolfek Meredith Yeung
Berit Irene Helgheim Merlin Ariefdjohan
Berna Ulutas Michael Baglivio
Bernardo Marques Michael Cope
Bernardo Vega Crespo Michael Dougherty
Bernhard Resch Michael Frosch
Bettina Piko Michael Ganzle
Betty Mcguire Michael Hast
Beyza Ünalan Değirmenci Michael Mathura
Bhakti Basu Michael Rigby
Bhanu Prakash Kolla Michael Roy Hames García
Bhargav Patel Michael Schirmer
Bianca Hanganu Michael Thelwell
Bibhuti Sar Michael Tong
Bibian Van Der Voorn Michail Kalogiannakis
Bidur Devkota Michal Franek
Biedma Ferrer José María Michał Ginszt
Bijay Chhetri Michał Karbownik
Bilal Manzoor Michal Pruc
Biljana Kurtović Michal Starczewski
Bin Ye Michel Guillemin
Bing Guo Michel Jancloes
Bing He Michel Pérusse
Binyan Wang Michela Franchini
Birgitte Lerbæk Michele Marzulli
Birol Topçu Michelle D'Abundo
Bishal Gyawali Michelle Gamber
Biswajit Maharathi Michelle Sahr
Bixia Hu Micol Massimiani
Blanca Bazán-Perkins Mieko Nakamura
Blanca Pelcastre-Villafuerte Miguel Á. Castro Villamor
Błażej Cieślik Miguel Ángel Carbonero
Blazo Lalevic Miguel Armengot
Bo Wang Miguel Mariscal-Arcas
Bogdan Florin Filip Miguel Rebelo
Bogdan Iliescu Miguel Reyna-Castillo
Bogdan Oancea Miguel Sanchez-Aleman
Bogdan Tiganoaia Miguel Sanchez-Hechavarria
Bogdan-Mircea Mihai Miguel Terroso
Bojan Masanovic Miha Ambrož
Bonnie Freeman Mihaela Ionescu
Boris Radić Mihaela Ionica
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Boryana Nikolova-Mladenova Mihaela Laura Bratu
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Burook Misganaw Mine Seçkin
Burton Dickey Minfang Zhang
Burzyńska Burzyńska Mingcheng Ren
Bushra Khalid Mingfei Sheng
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Calero Morales Santiago Minhaj Ali
Calin Mircea Gherman Minh-Hoang Nguyen
Camelia Margareta Bogdanici Minjong Cheon
Camelia Teodorescu Mir Aftab Hussain Talpur
Camilla Preda Mircea Lițescu
Candan Hizel Miriam Aracely Anaya Loyola
Cândida Malça Mirian Hervás Torres
Caner Çaki Mirjana Radenkovic
Cano-Ramírez Hugo Mirko Manetti
Carin Staland Nyman Mirna Žulec
Carina Balcoş Miroslava Zavadska
Carita Håkansson Mirta Vranko
Carl Becker Mishall Al-Zubaidie
Carl Frisk Mititelu Magdalena
Carla Antunes Mitsuya Yamakita
Carla Serrão Mo Li
Carles Dulsat-Ortiz Moacir Marocolo
Carlo Bieńkowski Mochammad Fahlevi
Carlo Capelli Modesti Martina Nicole
Carlo Cinque Mohamad Nurul Azmi Mohamad Taib
Carlo De Benedictis Mohamed Ahmed Said
Carlos Abreu Mohamed Aly-Eldeen
Carlos Aguirre-Nuñez Mohamed Elsadek
Carlos Almeida Mohamed Emran
Carlos Calderon-Ospina Mohamed Khalifa
Carlos Carvalhais Mohamed Lounis
Carlos Cerdán Santacruz Mohamed M. Yagoub
Carlos Chávez Mohamed Mahdi
Carlos Delgado-Miguel Mohamed Mahfouz
Carlos Escobar Mohamed Salah
Carlos Gutiérrez Aguilar Mohamed Salah Ayyat
Carlos Hervás-Gómez Mohamed Tahooon
Carlos Izaias Sartorão Filho Mohammad Alfhili
Carlos López-de-Celis Mohammad Attaullah
Carlos Martín Ardila Mohammad Hamed
Carlos Pantoja Mohammad Heydari
Carlos Pascal Mohammad Javad Ebadi
Carlos Seiça Cardoso Mohammad Javad Rahimdel
Carlos Sequeira Mohammad Khan
Carmela Buono Mohammad Khosroshahi
Carmelo Cali Mohammad Paydar
Carmen Burgos Mohammad Qneibi
Carmen Concerto Mohammad Sadra Rajabi
Carmen Enrique Mirón Mohammad Sharif
Carmen Llena Mohammad Zamani
Carmen Pavelescu Mohammadreza Shalbafan
Carmen Toribio Marín Mohammed Emran
Carmen Zaharia Mohammed Fayad
Carmine Izzo Mohammed Mustafa
Carol Nash Mohammed Nadar
Caroline Harvey Mohammed Rashad Baker
Caroline Speksnijder Mohammed Sabbah
Caroll Hermann Mohammed Sayed
Casey Watters Mohammed Shuaib
Cassandra Hua Mohammed Talle
Cătălin Barbu Mohan Tanniru
Catalin Silvestru Mohana Rani Gokana
Catalina Soriana Sitnikov Mohanad Al-Owaidi
Catarina Patoilo Teixeira Mohd Hizami Mohd Yusoff
Catarina Ruivo Mohd Ismail Ibrahim
Catarina Tomás Mohit Joshi
Caterina Villa Mohsen Salimi
Catharine Fleming Mohsen Soltanifar
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Cátia Sousa Moisés Marquina
Cécil Meulenberg Molly Scanlon
Celal Bulgay Mona A. Abdel-Fatah
Celia Sánchez Gómez Mona Abdelrahman
Célia Ventura Mona Alinejad-Naeini
Celine Chu Mona Ionas
Cesar Augusto Ruiz Agudelo Mona Sadat Larijani
César Infante Mona Seyed Esfahani
Cesar Martinez-Olvera Monia Vagni
Ceu Mateus Mónica Huerta
Cezary Beker Monica Parlato
Chairul Irawan Mónica Rodrigues
Chakema Carmack Monika Bąk-Sosnowska
Chamara Senaratna Monika Berns
Chang Shouzhi Monika Budzyńska
Chao Wu Monika Łopuszańska-Dawid
Chapman Rackaway Monika Peshevska-Sekulovska
Charitha Dias Monika Piątkowska
Charles D. Ponte Monika Prakash
Charles Musselwhite Monika Šabić Runjavec
Charlotte Gregoire Monika Trojanowska
Charlotte Simonÿ Monika Zawadka-Kunikowska
Che Hsueh Yang Monireh Sadat Seyyedsalehi
Chee-Seng Tan Moon Fai Chan
Che-Hung Tsai Moran Pollack
Chen-Cheng Yang Morteza Taheri
Cheng Yang Mosad Zineldin
Chengbo Li Mostafa Amini Rarani
Cheng-Chieh Yen Mostafa Yuness Abdelfatah Mostafa
Chengwei Huang Motohiro Munakata
Cheng-Wen Lee Moumtaz Razack
Chen-Hua Fu Mounia Tahri
Chen-Hua Liu Mourad Jbene
Chenming Jiang Mousa Pazhuhan
Chenxiang Li Mubashir Hussain
Cheryl Beseler Mubbasher Munir
Cheryl Jones Mudassar Iqbal Arain (Pakistan)
Chi Hua Lu Mudassar Iqbal Arain (USA)
Chiachi Wang Muddassar Sarfraz
Chiara Cinquini Mugurel Constantin Rusu
Chiara Gallione Muhammad Ali Inam
Chiara Oppi Muhammad Alkasaby
Chien Nguyen Muhammad Anshory
Chiew-Yen Wong Muhammad Anwar
Chih-Long Lin Muhammad Arshad (National University of Sciences and Technology)
Chin Wen Tan Muhammad Arshad (University of Engineering & Technology Taxila)
Ching Sin Siau Muhammad F. A. Chaudhary
Ching-Teng Yao Muhammad Fareed
Chis Adriana Aurelia Muhammad Fawad
Chloe Fletcher Muhammad Haroon Stanikzai
Chng Saun Fong Muhammad Hussain
Chong Myung Park Muhammad Ibrahim
Chonin Kuok Muhammad Irfan Ahamad
Choo Hock Tan Muhammad Jawad Sajid
Choung Ah Lee Muhammad Khalifa
Chou-Ping Chiou Muhammad Mohsin
Chris Dickens Muhammad Nauman Zahid
Chris Groendyke Muhammad Noor Hisyam Jusoh
Christalla Pithara-Mckeown Muhammad Riaz
Christian Álvarez Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash
Christian Bux Muhammad Salman
Christian Fernández-Campusano Muhammad Sardaraz
Christian Gabriel Toledo Lozano Muhammad Shahid
Christian Gernhardt Muhammad Umer
Christian Tamantini Muhammad Umer Saleem
Christiana Balan Muhammad Uzair Yousuf
Christina Tortorelli Muhammad Waheed Riaz
Christine Call Muhammad Yamin
Christine Entleitner-Phleps Muhammed Atak
Christine Parks Muna Barakat
Christoph Biehl Munho Ryu
Christoph Stallmann Munkhbaatar Buuveibaatar
Christopher Atkinson Murad Abualhasan
Christopher Bagley Mustafa Cemali
Christopher Donnell Mustafa Sevindik
Christopher Kobierzycki Muthia Elma
Christopher Tompkins Muyiwa Oladosun
Christoph-Ludwig Hennig Myriam Khlat
Christos Kakarougkas Nabil Kherbache
Chrysafis Vogiatzis Naceur Haouet
Chuan-Guo Shi Nadhir Hammami
Chukwuma Okoye Nadia Abbaszadeh Tehrani
Chul Hyun Park Nadia Najafi
Chun Ching Liu Nadim Rana
Chun-Che Huang Naeem Akhtar Qaisrani
Chung Lien Pan Naeem Hayat
Chun-Jen Huang Nafisa Gull
Chunki Fong Nageh Abo-Dahab
Chunlin Yao Nagendraprabhu Ponnuraj
Cihad Dundar Nahid Sultana
Cihangir Tezcan Nahum Rosenberg
Cinta Barba-Brioso Naim Jerliu
Cinzia Rienzo Naiying Mao
Ciprian Ilea Naji Kharouf
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Ciro Vasmara Nakul Karle
Claire Flemmer Nam Tran
Clara Simães Naman Vatsa
Clare Roscoe Roscoe Namdev Shankar Harale
Clarissa Cricenti Nan Lin
Claudette Poole Nana Shinozaki
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Claudia Camedda Nancy Abdel-Moneim
Claudia Costa Nancy Monroy-Jaramillo
Cláudia Faria Nancy Purdy
Cláudia Pereira Nani Gelovani
Claudia Seabra Naohiro Shioji
Claudimar Veiga Naohisa Shobako
Claudio Alberto Dávila-Cervantes Naoko Katsurada
Claudio Andre Barbosa De Lira Naoto Kamide
Claudio Sorino Narasimha Reddy Soora
Claudio Tirelli Naresh Samy
Claudiu Morgovan Narongchai Autsavapromporn
Clemens Schopper Naser Alsharairi
Clementine Labrosciano Nasima Akhter
Clive Richardson Natália Aredes
Codruta Baltescu Natalia Calvo-Ayuso
Codruta Popescu Natalia Koubassova
Colton Ladbury Natalia Lajara-Camilleri
Comfort N. Obi Natalia Lebedeva
Concepción Soto-Vidal Natalia Nadrowska
Concetta Pironti Natalia Naumova
Concetta Pirrone Natalia Polyakova
Constantin Bungau Natalia Shnayder
Constantin Munteanu Natalia Szejko
Corina Zugravu Natalia Torlińska-Walkowiak
Corinna Culler Natalia Volkova
Corinna Lesley Seidel Natalie Bain Reguis
Cornelius C. Dodoo Nataliia Goncharova
Corrado Pelaia Nataliya Yaglova
Cosmas Wacal Natallia Hanssen
Cosmin Salasan Natalya Glushkova
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Cristian Balducci Navid Nadimi
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Cristian Mornos Neal Davies
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Cristina Ciuluvica Neagu Neida Ramos
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Cristina Mihaela Salca Rotaru Nessr Abu Rached
Cristina Nicolau Netti Herawati
Cristina Nunes Neuza Cristina Moura Reis
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Cristina Tripon Nicholas Jaegers
Cristoforo Pomara Nicola Gentili
Croitoru Gabriel Nicola Lamberti
Csaba Bojtor Nicola Nante
Csaba Koren Nicola Savory
Csaba Patkós Nicolae Gica
Csáky Imre Nicolás Bores-Calle
Cuauhtémoc Sanchez Ramírez Nicole de Mello Fiallos
Cunyi Yang Nicole Meier
Cuong Huu Nguyen Nicoleta Carmen Purdel
Cyril Fersing Nicoletta Nicolaou
Dae-Wui Yoon Nicolò Brandi
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Dai Whan An Nienke Kool
Daikun Wang Nieves Fátima Oropesa Ruiz
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Daisuke Matsushita Nighat Perveen
Daizo Kojima Niko Kohls
Dale Chapman Nikola Hadzi-Petrushev
Dale Maglalang Nikola Hodkovicova
Dalibor Stanimirović Nikola Komlenac
Damian Pawlik Nikolaos Moustakas
Damián Reyes Jáquez Nikolaos Rikos
Dan Alexe Nikolaos Soldatos
Dan Dai Nikolaos Varotsis
Dan Romer Nikolay Bugaev
Dan Zhang Nima Karimi
Dana Lawrence Nina Anfinogenova
Dana Lucia Stanculeanu Nina Esaki
Dana Maria (Oprea) Constantin Nina Filip
Dana Rad Nina Krüger
Dan-Alexandru Szabo Nina Mendez-Dominguez
Danica Zaric Nina Novozhilova
Daniel Anang Nina Skjæret-Maroni
Daniel Antón Nina Szczygiel
Daniel Antwi-Amoabeng Nipon Ketjoy
Daniel Brauss Niraj Prakash Joshi
Daniel Cardoso Nisha Naicker
Daniel Carnieto Tozadore Nívea Adriana Pons
Daniel Diaz Nnaemeka Odo
Daniel Griffith Nobutaka Kurihara
Daniel Horna Munoz Noé Abraham González-Nieto
Daniel Kessler Noelia García Castillo
Daniel Morris Noemi Salmeri
Daniel Potaczek Noman Shakoor
Daniel Ramos Louzada Nonhlanhla Tlotleng
Daniel Rayson Noor Almandil
Daniel Reyes-Molina Noor Bahadar
Daniel San Juan Orta Noor Ul Hadi
Daniel Sanz-Martín Nor Akmar Abdul Aziz
Daniel Torres-Lagares Norazian Mohamed Noor
Daniel Vegh Norbert Ebert
Daniela Canella Norfaridatul Akmaliah Othman
Daniela Gomes Noritaka Katatani
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Daniela Sulea Nuno Amaro
Daniele Contini Nuno Filipe Alves Jorge
Daniele Fattorini Nuno Morais
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Danielle Frasca Teixeira Nunzia Linzalone
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Daria Mottareale Nurpudji Astuti Taslim
Dario Bacchini Oana Rusu
Dario Calafiore Octav Candel
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Dartagnan Pinto Guedes Olalla García-Taibo
Davi Silva Olga Grabowska-Chenczke
David A. Mejia Olga Redina
David Catela Olga Serrano-Villalobos
David Chesire Olga Tsivileva
David Cingranelli Olga V. Zaharova
David Covell Olgica Mihaljevic
David E. Flores-Jiménez Olimpia Mintas
David Harrison Olimpia Pino
David Hogan Oliver Meixner
David Lim Oliver Ramos
David Manzano-Sánchez Oliver Sander
David Mcdowall Oliver Weigelt
David Paar Olivier Hue
David Pascoal Rosado Oliwia Gawlik-Kotelnicka
David Pineda Olli Arjamaa
David Ribas-Perez Olutosin Otekunrin
David Rodríguez Oluwaseun Adeyemi
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David Sedláček Omar Janeh
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Davide Settembre-Blundo Omid Dadras
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Dawid Majcherek Omneya Attallah
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Debbie Faulkner Oreste Marrone
Debbie Fetter Orhan Çiçek
Debbie Olson Oriol Abellan-Aynes
Deborah Gray Oscar Hernández-Hernández
Debra Wetcher-Hendricks Oscar Herrera-Calderon
Dedi Noviendri Óscar Lorenzo González
Deep Raj Oscar Navarro
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Deepti Sharma Osmar Antonio Jaramillo-Morales
Deepti Shrivastava Osvelia Rodríguez Luis
Dejan Vasović Otto Ruokolainen
Delaram Ghodsi Ousama Ben-Salha
Delia Deliu Ovidiu Pop
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Deni Kostelac Pablo Ezequiel Flores-Kanter
Denise Dillon Pablo Martinez-Camblor
Dennis Asante Pablo Thomas
Deqiang Cheng Pablo Vergara
Derar H. Abdel-Qader Padam Dahal
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Dervis Kirikkaleli Pallavi Singh
Despoina Moraitou Pam Factor-Litvak
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Devender Kumar Saini Panagiotis Varsamis
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Dmitry Kireev Patrick Martin
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Doan Tri Patrycja Matusik
Dobrin Cosmin Patxi León-Guereño
Dobromira Shopova Paul Daly
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Domenico Morrone Paul Jülicher
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Donald Cole Pauliina Husu
Donald Moss Paulina Metelska
Donatas Austys Paulo Carteri Coradi
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Done Stojanov Paulo Infante
Dong Wu Paulo Reis-Pina
Dong Yang Paulo Ricardo Gazzola Zen
Donghwan Park Paulo Santiago
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Dusan Kuljancic Payam Nejat
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Duygu Ağagündüz Pd Ina Schüler
Duygu Sari-Ak Pearl Pei Liu
Dyah Gandasari Pedro Aleixo
Dzintra Kazoka Pedro Cruz
E. M. Ekanayake Pedro Ferreira
Ebrahim Kouhsari Pedro Fonseca
Eckart Haneke Pedro Gois
Edgar Antonio Barragan-Escandón Pedro Hernandez
Edgar García-Torres Pedro Lucas
Edgars Edelmers Pedro Melo
Edina Molnár Pedro Paulo Scariot
Edina Szabo Pedro Rocha
Edison Roi Macusi Pedro Rodrigues
Edit Hoyk Pedro Tadeu
Edith Claros Peerayuth Charoensukmongkol
Edith Friesema Peiguo Zhou
Edmund Yamba Pei-Jung Wang
Edoardo Beretta Peitao Wang
Edoardo Pirera Pejman Peykani
Edson Bustos Pekka Puska
Edson Ursini Penelope Ioannidou
Eduard Guasch Peng Cui
Eduard Kolla Pengyu Zong
Eduard Maury-Sintjago Peplinski Benedykt
Eduardo Enrique Sandoval Obando Per Jensen
Eduardo Garrido Per Nordin
Eduardo José López Fernández Per Olof Lundgren
Eduardo López Martínez Pere Lavega
Eduardo Oliveira-Filho Petar Đanić
Eduardo Piedrafita Peter Adatara
Eduardo Vieira Neto Peter Deibert
Edward Asis Peter Fahmy
Edward Laws Peter Kondrla
Edward P. Hoffer Peter Lunt
Edward Tolhurst Peter Piko
Edyta Nartowska Peter Smith
Edyta Pasicka Petra Lenártová
Edyta Wawrzyniak-Gramacka Petra Marková
Efi Yovi Petros Mouzourides
Egle Savukyne Phil J. Handcock
Eileen Brennan Philip Chilibeck
Einar Thorsteinsson Philippe Tscholl
Ekaterina Diachkova Phoka Rathebe
Ekaterina Garbaruk Pier Franco Lattanzi
Ekaterina Glebova Pierluca Piselli
Ekaterina Vodeneeva Piero Antonio Zecca
Ekaterini Hadjisolomou Pierre Besson
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Elba Gutiérrez-Santiuste Pierre-Simon Jouk
Elbert Almazan Pieter Jj Sauer
Eleftherios Gkioulekas Pietro Alfano
Eleftherios Paraskevopoulos Pilar Munuera Gómez
Elen Cristiane Gandra Pilar Rueda
Elena Ambros Pinar Cevik
Elena Bernad Ping-Tsan Ho
Elena Bogan Piotr Aschenbrenner
Elena Bogdanova Piotr Bolibok
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Elena García Campos Piotr Petrykowski
Elena Grakova Piya Temviriyanukul
Elena Grimaccia Piyapong Janmaimool
Elena Lyakso Polina Mihova
Elena Marrocchino Polyxeni Mangoulia
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Elena Simina Lakatos Prasanna Venkatesh Sampath
Elena Tomba Prashant R. Nair
Elena-Nicoleta Untaru Prashant Sharma
Elena-Suzana Biris-Dorhoi Prathyusha Bagam
Eleni Karligiotou Pratikkumar Desai
Eleni Makri Pravin Kaldhone
Eleni Rebelos Preeti Dubey
Eleni-Myrto Trifylli Prem Bhandari
Eleonora Dubljanin Prema Velusamy
Eleonora Santos Priscila Besen
Elham Aljaaly Pritam Ganguly
Elham Faghihzadeh Priya Rajagopalan
Elham Farahani Przemysław Kowal
Elham Haghparast Przemysław Żuratyński
Elham Hosseini Pura Marín-Sanleandro
Eliã Botelho Qaiser Riaz
Elia Saneleuterio Qi Zhang
Elias Dritsas Qian Dong
Elias Said Qian Zhang
Elio Romano Qiang Wei
Elisa Bustaffa Qingfeng Wang
Elisa Tiilikainen Qingqing Xiao
Elisabeta Antonescu Qing-Wei Chen
Elisabete Maria da Fonseca Correia Qingyang Wei
Elisabeth Pinart Qingyun Yuan
Elisabeth Zeilinger Qinying Yu
Elisabetta Carraro Qiujun Shao
Elisabetta Sagone Qiyang Liu
Elise Margaretha Adriana Slob Que Huang
Elisete Diogo Qunfeng Ji
Elisete Mourão R. Kingsy Grace
Elitsa Dimitrova Rabindra Bista
Eliza Kalbarczyk Rabindra Jena
Elizabeth Taylor Rachel Yerbury
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Gustavo Costa Shanfeng Zhang
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Halyna Mishchuk Shigeyoshi Hiratsuka
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Hamidreza Rabiei-Dastjerdi Shino Suma
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Hao Wu (Zhejiang University Of Science And Technology) Shunsuke Kidani
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Haolin Wang Shuolin Xiao
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Hidde Bekhuis Song Wang
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Hisham Abusaada Sophie Despina Vasiliadis
Hitomi Fujita Sorana-Maria Bucur
Hiwa M. Ahmed Sorin George Toma
Hoang Phong Le Sotiria Vrouva
Holger Herff Souham Meshoul
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Hong-Yu Ren Srijani Basu
Hooman Shafaee Srijit Das
Horatiu Catalano Srikanth Madala
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Hossein Hamidifar Stacey Schutte
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Hristina Lebanova Stanislava Stoyanova
Hrvoje Karninčić Stanisław Kalisz
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Hussein Mohamed Stergios Boussios
Hwayoung Kim Steve Glass
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Hyo Young Lee Steven Murray
Hyunah Kwon Steven Waller
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Ie-Bin Lian Suhairul Hashim
Iftikhar Khan Suhana Chattopadhyay
Ignacio Díez López Sujeong Han
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Igor Gruic Suman Lata Wattal
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Ilaria Cataldo Suraj Mali
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Inês Delgado Svetlana Ušča
Inés Llamas-Ramos Svjetlana Raus
Inga Saitadze Swapna Bettanapalya Venkatesh
Inge Spronk Swati Jaiswal
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Inmaculada López-Izquierdo Sylvie Berthoz
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Ioan Florin Marchis Szabolcs Nagy
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31 January 2024
MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter #8 - Altmetric and Flat Fee Agreement

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

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


Opening Thoughts

MDPI and Digital Science Meeting

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

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


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

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

What is Altmetric?

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

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

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

Sources Tracked by Altmetric


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

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

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

Read more:

Impactful Research

Ten High-Altmetric Articles Published by MDPI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How do I use altmetrics?

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

Sharing Research Online

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

“An Update on Eukaryotic Viruses Revived from Ancient Permafrost”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inside MDPI

MDPI Annual Meeting Celebrations in China

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

MDPI and TU Delft Adopt Flat Fee Model in Extended Partnership

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

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

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

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

Benefits to MDPI’s IOAP

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

For further information, see our IOAP FAQ.

Closing Thoughts

Reflections on the 2024 APE Conference

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

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

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

Highlights

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

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

“We can share best practices and lessons learned”

Incorporating MDPI’s Insights into Conferences

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

29 January 2024
Meet Us at the MDPI World Wetlands Day 2024 Webinar, 2 February 2024


MDPI would like to invite all experts recognized in their fields to attend the MDPI World Wetlands Day 2024 Webinar, which will be held on 2 February 2024. The aim of this webinar is to encourage researchers to join together, take action, and raise awareness as to how the exchange of findings facilitates efforts to stop wetland loss.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the MDPI World Wetlands Day 2024 Webinar. 

Title: MDPI World Wetlands Day 2024 Webinar
Date: 02 February 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m. (CET) | 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. (EST)
More Information: https://sciforum.net/event/WWD2024

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 CET Time in EST
Introduction 10:00 a.m.–10.10 a.m. 5:00 p.m.–5:10 p.m.
Professor Stephen Tooth
“Wetlands in Drylands: ‘Hotspots’ of Ecosystem Services in Marginal Environments”
10:10 a.m.– 10:40 a.m. 5:10 p.m.–5:40 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Miklas Scholz
“Sustainable Treatment Wetland Systems”
10:40 a.m.– 11:10 a.m. 5:40 p.m.–6:10 p.m.
Dr. Krish Jayachandran
“Wetland Soils Health”
11:10 a.m.–11:40 a.m. 6:10 p.m.–6:40 p.m.
Q&A 11:40 a.m.–11:55 a.m. 6:40 p.m.–6:55 p.m.
Closing of Webinar 11:55 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 6:55 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Relevant Special Issues:

Applied Sciences
River and Lake Catchments: Ecological Challenges, Hydrological Changes, Environmental Problems
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Christian Opp and Dr. Tom Lotz
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2024

Environments
Monitoring and Assessment of Environmental Quality in Coastal Ecosystems Volume III
Guest Editor: Dr. Sílvia C. Gonçalves
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2024

Hydrobiology
Ecosystem Disturbance in Small Stream
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Baik-Ho Kim
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024

Forests
Research on Vegetation Change in Forest Wetlands
Guest Editor: Dr. Jasmin Mantilla-Contreras
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2024

Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing for Mapping and Monitoring Wetlands and Their Ecosystems
Guest Editor: Dr. Andy Hardy
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024

Remote Sensing of Forest and Wetland Hydrology
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Sudhanshu Sekhar Panda
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024

Future of the Wetlands in Megacities under Rapid Urbanization: Geospatial Analysis and Modeling of the Land-Use Changes Using Remotely Sensed Data and GIS
Guest Editors: Dr. Darshana Athukorala and Prof. Dr. Yuji Murayama
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 June 2024

Remote Sensing for Wetland Restoration
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Xiyong Hou, Prof. Dr. Weiwei Sun, Prof. Dr. Dehua Mao, Dr. Chao Chen and Dr. Dong Li
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024

Diversity
Knowledge and Conservation of Peatlands and Their Biodiversity
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Xabier Pontevedra Pombal and Dr. Martín Souto
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2024

Ecology, Diversity and Conservation of Aquatic and Helophytic Plants, Plant Communities and Their Environments
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Jarosław Proćków
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024

Biodiversity Conservation in Metacommunities
Guest Editor: Dr. Alessandro Ferrarini
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024

Land
Ecosystem Services and Coastal Management: Tools to Counteract Sediment Losses
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Margherita Palmieri, Prof. Marucci Angelo and Prof. Dr. Marcello Di Risio
Deadline: 31 July 2024

Recent Advances in the Ecological Conservation of Coastal Landscapes
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Augusto Pérez-Alberti
Deadline: 30 April 2024

Soil Security of Peatland Ecosystems: Risk Assessment, Pollution Prevention and Restoration
Guest Editors: Dr. Oskars Purmalis and Dr. Marios Drosos
Deadline: 26 April 2024

Surface Runoff and Soil Erosion in the Mediterranean Region
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Hanoch Lavee and Dr. Lea Wittenberg
Deadline: 30 April 2024

Ecological and Cultural Ecosystem Services in Coastal Areas
Guest Editors: Dr. Mita Drius, Prof. Maria Laura Carranza and Prof. Dr. Robert Philipp Wagensommer
Deadline: 30 April 2024

Global Change in Mediterranean Regions: Potential Impact of Climate Drift and Land Use on Soil Erosion and Land Degradation
Guest Editors: Dr. Rossano Ciampalini, Dr. Feliciana Licciardello, Dr. Damien Raclot and Dr. Armand Crabit
Deadline: 26 June 2024

Effects of Land Use on the Ecohydrology of River Basin in Accordance with Climate Change II
Guest Editors: Dr. Wiktor Halecki, Dr. Dawid Bedla, Dr. Marek Ryczek and Prof. Dr. Artur Radecki-Pawlik
Deadline: 15 March 2024

Monitoring and Simulation of Wetland Ecological Processes
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Zhenguo Niu, Prof. Dr. Bin Zhao, Prof. Dr. Zhaoqing Luan and Dr. Bo Guan
Deadline: 25 June 2024

Water
Microbial Transformation and Transport of Organic Pollutants within Paddy-Ditch-Pond Water
Guest Editors: Dr. Jing Chen and Dr. Xiang Gao
Deadline: 25 May 2024

Internal Nutrient Cycling in Lakes and Reservoirs
Guest Editors: Dr. Xiaolong Yao and Dr. Xingyu Jiang
Deadline: 28 February 2024

Wetland Ecosystems—Functions and Use in a Changing Climate
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Jianghua Wu
Deadline: 29 February 2024

 “Ecohydrological Processes, Environmental Effects, and Integrated Regulation of Wetland Ecosystems, Volume II
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Junhong Bai, Dr. Tian Xie and Dr. Laibin Huang
Deadline: 31 July 2024

10 January 2024
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Papers Cited in the News in Q4 of 2023


Throughout the fourth quarter of 2023, a total of 398 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601) papers were cited in news articles published by reputable media sources such as The Washington Post, Scientific American, BBC News, and Forbes.  

Learn more about the latest research below.


At least a third of Americans live with two or more chronic conditions, and more than a quarter live with three or more. To deal with the problem of comorbidities, approximately half of organizations currently manage between four and nine digital health point solutions––programs designed to help manage a single condition––at a time.
Forbes—“Three Challenges To Navigating This Year's Biggest Healthcare Trends
IJERPH—“An Empirical Study of Chronic Diseases in the United States: A Visual Analytics Approach to Public Health”
Article Link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/3/431 

“A growing body of research is revealing how crises of climate change—including wildfire smoke, pollution, flooding and extreme heat—are worsening conditions such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).”
Scientific American—“Treating Mental Health as Part of Climate Disaster Recovery”
IJERPH—“Chronic Mental Health Sequelae of Climate Change Extremes: A Case Study of the Deadliest Californian Wildfire”
Article Link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/4/1487 

“It has been widely reported how the pandemic accelerated stress and workloads on healthcare workers and organizations. While medical professionals have shown incredible resilience, they are not invincible. Staffing shortages, inaccessibility to proper care and employee burnout are real, undermining the core of patient care.”
Forbes—“Four Digital Solutions That Can Alleviate Issues In Healthcare”
IJERPH—“Quality of Life in Healthcare Workers during COVID-19—A Longitudinal Study”
Article Link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/14/6397 

“A notable aspect of cognitive development among children who take part in outdoor learning is a sense of responsibility towards local spaces.”
BBC News—“How Forest Schools Boost Children's Immune Systems”
IJERPH—“Time Spent in Nature Is Associated with Increased Pro-Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors”
Article Link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/14/7498 

“Imagine waking up from sleep, opening your eyes, and realizing that you can’t move or speak. You’re overwhelmed with the terrifying sensation of being paralyzed. Some of you don’t have to imagine — it’s all too real for about 8 percent of the general population who suffers from the condition fittingly known as sleep paralysis (SP).”
Discover Magazine—“What Really Happens During Sleep Paralysis and How to Stop It”
IJERPH—“Prevalence and Clinical Picture of Sleep Paralysis in a Polish Student Sample”
Article Link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/10/3529 

“Study after study has shown that people move more in warmer months and become more sedentary in the winter, but your body and mood will benefit from fresh air and exercise, whether it’s a walk in the winter air or … snowga.”
Washington Post—“7 Ways to Live Healthier This Winter”
IJERPH—“Impact of Seasonality on Physical Activity: A Systematic Review”
Article Link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/1/2

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.

Read more:

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.

Read more:

Inside MDPI

MDPI Appoints New Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

MDPI’s 2024 In-Person Academic Events Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming events with details to be announced:

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

Click here for all upcoming MDPI events.

Organize Your Event with MDPI’s Sciforum

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

Closing Thoughts

Reflecting on 2023 and Looking Ahead to 2024

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

Becoming a stronger organisation

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

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

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

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

Accountability and communication

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

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

Here’s to a joyous and prosperous 2024!

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

14 December 2023
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | International Universal Health Coverage Day in 2023—“Health for All: Time for Action”


The International Universal Health Coverage Day (UHC Day) is held annually on 12 December. It aims to work with multi-stakeholder partners to raise awareness of the need to achieve universal health coverage. With the adoption of the United Nations Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage (21 September 2023), this year’s UHC Day provides an opportunity to accelerate commitments to universal health coverage. The theme of UHC Day 2023 is “Health for All: Time for Action”, to call on all policymakers to invest in health systems and primary healthcare and provide affordable and quality healthcare to their citizens.

To further discuss research related to the International Universal Health Coverage Day (UHC Day), the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601) has collected open access academic research on the topic of advancing the coverage of the broader envisioned right to health. We want to use this special day to share new scientific knowledge in the field of the opportunities and challenges associated with achieving universal health coverage.

Article Collection:
1. “Educational Intervention to Improve Citizen’s Healthcare Participation Perception in Rural Japanese Communities: A Pilot Study”
by Ryuichi Ohta, Yoshinori Ryu, Jun Kitayuguchi, Chiaki Sano and Karen D. Könings
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(4), 1782; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041782
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/4/1782

2. “A Vision of Future Healthcare: Potential Opportunities and Risks of Systems Medicine from a Citizen and Patient Perspective—Results of a Qualitative Study
by Clarissa Lemmen, Dusan Simic and Stephanie Stock
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(18), 9879; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189879
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/18/9879

3. “Communication Experiences in Primary Healthcare with Refugees and Asylum Seekers: A Literature Review and Narrative Synthesis
by Pinika Patel, Sarah Bernays, Hankiz Dolan, Danielle Marie Muscat and Lyndal Trevena
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(4), 1469; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041469
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/4/1469

4. ““To Be Treated as a Person and Not as a Disease Entity”—Expectations of People with Visual Impairments towards Primary Healthcare: Results of the Mixed-Method Survey in Poland
by Katarzyna Weronika Binder-Olibrowska, Maciek Godycki-Ćwirko and Magdalena Agnieszka Wrzesińska
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(20), 13519; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192013519
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/20/13519

5. “Health Communication and Inequalities in Primary Care Access during the COVID-19 Pandemic among Ethnic Minorities in the United Kingdom: Lived Experiences and Recommendations
by Winifred Ekezie, Akilah Maxwell, Margaret Byron, Barbara Czyznikowska, Idil Osman, Katie Moylan, Sarah Gong and Manish Pareek
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(22), 15166; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192215166
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/22/15166

6. “A Scoping Review of Approaches to Improving Quality of Data Relating to Health Inequalities
by Sowmiya Moorthie, Vicki Peacey, Sian Evans, Veronica Phillips, Andres Roman-Urrestarazu, Carol Brayne and Louise Lafortune
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(23), 15874; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192315874
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/23/15874

7. “First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples Living in Urban Areas of Canada and Their Access to Healthcare: A Systematic Review
by Simon Graham, Nicole M. Muir, Jocelyn W. Formsma and Janet Smylie
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(11), 5956; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20115956
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/11/5956

8. “Enablers and Barriers to Accessing Healthcare Services for Aboriginal People in New South Wales, Australia”
by Davida Nolan-Isles, Rona Macniven, Kate Hunter, Josephine Gwynn, Josephine Gwynn, Rachael Moir, Yvonne Dimitropoulos, Donna Taylor, Tim Agius, Heather Finlayson et al.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
2021, 18(6), 3014; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18063014
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/6/3014

Access more articles at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/search?journal=ijerph.

Call for Papers:
Healthcare Policy and Population Health: Unpacking the Connections
Guest Editor: Dr. Tim Tenbensel
Submission deadline: 31 May 2024

New Insights into Understudied Phenomena in Healthcare
Guest Editors: Dr. José Manuel Hernández Padilla and Dr. Cayetano Fernández-Sola
Submission deadline: 31 March 2024

Access more Special Issues at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues.

Closed Special Issues:
Using Digital Health Technologies to Improve Healthcare Quality
Guest Editors: Dr. Anna Janssen and Dr. Melissa Brunner

 “Equity, Access and Use of Health Care Services
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Rosa Urbanos-Garrido and Dr. Alexandrina Stoyanova

5 December 2023
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 2023—“United in Action to Rescue and Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for, with, and by Persons with Disabilities”


The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is held annually on 3 December. Currently, more than 1.3 billion people worldwide suffer from some form of disability, accounting for approximately 15% of the world's total population. The aim of the IDPD is to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities. The theme of IDPD 2023 is “United in Action to Rescue and Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for, with, and by Persons with Disabilities”, to enhance actions and international cooperation to make the SDGs a reality for, with, and by persons with disabilities.

To further discuss research related to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601) has collected open access academic research on the topic of the health and well-being of persons with disabilities. We want to use this special day to share new scientific knowledge in the field of the participation and empowerment of persons with disabilities in achieving the SDGs.

Article Collection:
1. ““Enticing” but Not Necessarily a “Space Designed for Me”: Experiences of Urban Park Use by Older Adults with Disability”
by Meredith Perry, Lucy Cotes, Benjamin Horton, Rebecca Kunac, Isaac Snell, Blake Taylor, Abbey Wright and Hemakumar Devan
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(2), 552; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020552
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/2/552

2. “Health and Access to Health Services for People with Disability in Australia: Data and Data Gaps”
by Nicola Fortune, Rosamond H. Madden and Shane Clifton
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(21), 11705; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111705
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/21/11705

3. “Impact of the Acceptance of Disability on Self-Esteem among Adults with Disabilities: A Four-Year Follow-Up Study”
by Yun Hwa Jung, Soo Hyun Kang, Eun-Cheol Park and Suk-Yong Jang
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(7), 3874; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19073874
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/7/3874

4. “How Did People with Functional Disability Experience the First COVID-19 Lockdown? A Thematic Analysis of YouTube Comments”
by Karen A. E. Hall, Blanca Deusdad, Manuel D’Hers Del Pozo and Ángel Martínez-Hernáez
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(17), 10550; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191710550
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/17/10550

5. “Tides of Change—Barriers and Facilitators to Beach Accessibility for Older People and People with Disability: An Australian Community Survey”
by Sasha Job, Luke Heales and Steven Obst
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(9), 5651; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20095651
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/9/5651

6. “Health and Socioeconomic Determinants of Abuse among Women with Disabilities”
by Javier Zamora Arenas, Ana Millán Jiménez and Marcos Bote
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(12), 6191; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20126191
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/12/6191

7. “Examining the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines among Adults with Intellectual Disability: A Pilot Study”
by John Cooper Coats, Matthew Coxon, Viviene A. Temple, Cara Butler and Lynneth Stuart-Hill
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(13), 6291; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20136291
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/13/6291

8. “Built Environment Accessibility and Disability as Predictors of Well-Being among Older Adults: A Norwegian Cross-Sectional Study”
by Grace Katharine Forster, Leif Edvard Aarø, Maria Nordheim Alme, Thomas Hansen, Thomas Sevenius Nilsen and Øystein Vedaa
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(10), 5898; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20105898
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/10/5898

Access more articles at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/search?journal=ijerph.

Call for Papers:
The Mental Health of Persons with Disabilities; towards Co-produced Solutions
Guest Editors: Dr. Ikenna Ebuenyi and Dr. Olayemi Akinola
Submission deadline: 31 January 2024

Mobile Health and Mobile Rehabilitation for People with Disabilities: 2nd Edition
Guest Editors: Dr. Michael L. Jones, Dr. Frank Deruyter and Dr. John T. Morris
Submission deadline: 29 February 2024

Access more Special Issues at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues.

Closed Special Issues:
Disability and Healthcare Disparities
Guest Editors: Dr. Dikaios Sakellariou and Dr. Hisayo Katsui

Mental and Physical Health and Well-Being of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Guest Editor: Dr. Janet Finlayson

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

MDPI Spain Summit


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

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

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

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

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

Connecting with Editorial Board Members


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

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

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

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

Open Access in Spain

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

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

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

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


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

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

Impactful Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inside MDPI

Corporate Marketing and Communications Strategy Session


Members of MDPI’s Corporate Marketing & Communications team.

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

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

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

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

Strategy Session

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

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


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

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

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

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

The press release below provides further details.

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

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

November is Men’s Health Awareness Month


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

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

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

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

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

Healthy men help build healthy families and a healthy society

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

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

Mindfulness

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

Jaiswal, Amit K.
Jankovic, Joseph
Janssens, Ivan A.
Jelezko, Fedor
Jeon, Byong-Hun
Ji, Guangbin
Ji, Qiang
Ji, Wei
Ji, Xiaobo
Ji, Xiaoyuan
Jiang, Bin
Jiang, Hong
Jiang, Junjun
Jiang, Lianzhou
Jiang, Qing
Jiang, Shibo
Jiang, Yuyan
Jiang, Zhongyi
Jiao, Licheng
Jin, Shi
Jin, Zhong
Kalantar-zadeh, Kourosh
Kamal, Mohammad Amjad
Kaner, Richard B.
Kaneti, Yusuf Valentino
Kang, Zhenhui
Karagiannidis, George K.
Karniadakis, George Em
Karp, Peter D.
Kataoka, Kazunori
Katritch, Vsevolod
Kawi, Sibudjing
Kepp, Oliver
Khademhosseini, Ali
Khan, Nafees A.
Kiessling, Fabian
Kildishev, Alexander V.
Kim, Haegyeom
Kim, Jeonghun
Kim, Jin-Hoi
Kim, Jong Seung
Kim, Ki-Hyun
Kirkwood, John M.
Kivshar, Yuri
Klenk, Hans-Peter
Ko, Wen-Chien
Kong, Baohua
Kontoyiannis, Dimitrios P.
Koonin, Eugene V.
Kroemer, Guido
Kuang, Dai-Bin
Kudo, Masatoshi
Kuhn, Jens H.
Kumar, Prashant
Kumar, Sudhir
Kurths, Juergen
Kurzrock, Razelle
Kuzyakov, Yakov
Kyrpides, Nikos C.
La Vecchia, Carlo
Lai, Yuekun
Lan, Ke
Lancellotti, Patrizio
Landi, Francesco
Lavie, Carl J.
Laxminarayan, Ramanan
Lee, Chengkuo
Lee, Jechan
Lee, Jin-Wook
Lee, Pooi See
Lee, Sang Soo
Lehmann, Johannes
Lei, Yaguo
Li, Bin
Li, Chunzhong
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Liang, Shuquan
Liaw, Peter K.
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Lin, Yuehe
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Liu, Hong
Liu, Hui
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Melenhorst, Jan Joseph
Melero, Ignacio
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Mumtaz, Shahid
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Newman, David J.
Niaura, Raymond S.
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Niu, Ben
Nussinov, Ruth
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Odintsov, Sergei D.
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15 November 2023
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health| World Diabetes Day 2023—“Access to Diabetes Care”


World Diabetes Day (WDD) is held annually on 14 November. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects 1 in 10 adults worldwide. The purpose of WDD is to understand the risks of diabetes in order to delay or prevent the disease. The theme of WDD 2023 is “Access to diabetes care” to highlight the impact of diabetes-related diseases and the importance of access to correct information and care. 

To further discuss research related to World Diabetes Day (WDD), the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601) has brought together a collection of open-access academic research studies on the topic of the risks and care of diabetes-related conditions. We would like to use this special day to share new scientific knowledge in the field of diabetes risk prevention and care with the world. 

Article Collection: 

1. “Racial Disparities in Post-Acute Home Health Care Referral and Utilization among Older Adults with Diabetes”
by Jamie M. Smith, Olga F. Jarrín, Haiqun Lin, Jennifer Tsui, Tina Dharamdasani and Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(6), 3196; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18063196
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/6/3196

2. “Efficacy of eHealth Interventions for Adults with Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”
by Giulia Bassi, Elisa Mancinelli, Gaia Dell’Arciprete, Silvia Rizzi, Silvia Gabrielli and Silvia Salcuni
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(17), 8982; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18178982
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/17/8982

3. “Health Literacy and Diabetes Knowledge: A Nationwide Survey in a Multi-Ethnic Population”
by P. V. Asharani, Jue Hua Lau, Kumarasan Roystonn, Fiona Devi, Wang Peizhi, Saleha Shafie, Sherilyn Chang, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Chua Boon Yiang, Edimansyah Abdin et al.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(17), 9316; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179316
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/17/9316

4. “Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Elderly Patients with Frailty and/or Sarcopenia”
by Jaime Sanz-Cánovas, Almudena López-Sampalo, Lidia Cobos-Palacios, Michele Ricci, Halbert Hernández-Negrín, Juan José Mancebo-Sevilla, Elena Álvarez-Recio, María Dolores López-Carmona, Luis Miguel Pérez-Belmonte, Ricardo Gómez-Huelgas et al.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(14), 8677; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19148677
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/14/8677

5. “Nutrition-Education-Based Interventions in Gestational Diabetes: A Scoping Review of Clinical Trials”
by Macy M. Helm, Kenneth Izuora and Arpita Basu
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(19), 12926; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191912926
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/19/12926

6. “Development of a Web-Based Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) for Chinese Americans: A Formative Evaluation Approach”
by Ming-Chin Yeh, Wincy Lau, Zoey Gong, Margrethe Horlyck-Romanovsky, Ho-Jui Tung, Lin Zhu, Grace X. Ma and Judith Wylie-Rosett
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(1), 599; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20010599
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/1/599

7. “Feasibility and Outcomes of Meta Salud Diabetes Behavioral Health Intervention: A Pilot Study of a Community Health Worker-Administered Educational Intervention to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Its Complications among Hispanic Patients with Type-2 Diabetes”
by Tomas Nuño, Maria Rocio Torres, Sheila Soto, Refugio Sepulveda, Benjamin Aceves and Cecilia Ballesteros Rosales
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(21), 6968; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20216968
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/21/6968

8. “Risk of Gestational Diabetes Due to Maternal and Partner Smoking”
by María Morales-Suárez-Varela, Isabel Peraita-Costa, Alfredo Perales-Marín, Agustín Llopis-Morales and Agustín Llopis-González
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(2), 925; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19020925
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/2/925

9. “Self-Management Nursing Intervention for Controlling Glucose among Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”
by Mi-Kyoung Cho and Mi Young Kim
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(23), 12750; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312750
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/23/12750

Access more articles here.

Call for Papers:

Social Determinants of Health and Risks for Developing Diabetes and Diabetes-Related Complications
Guest Editor: Dr. Duke Appiah
Submission Deadline: 28 February 2024

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes as a Global Challenge
Guest Editor: Dr. Angeliki Angelidi
Submission Deadline: 31 December 2024

Access more Special Issues here.

Closed Special Issues:

Epidemiology and Prevention of Diabetes

Diabetes and Obesity: Recent Reviews and Findings

13 November 2023
Meet Us at the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2023 (BES 2023), 12–15 December 2023, Belfast, UK
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MDPI will attend the British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2023 (BES 2023) as an exhibitor. This meeting will be held in Belfast, UK, from 12 to 15 December 2023.

The British Ecological Society was established in 1913 and has been fostering the science of ecology ever since. The society has 7,000 members around the world and brings people together across regional, national and global scales to advance ecological science. Membership is open to anyone, anywhere. The British Ecological Society is the oldest ecological society in the world and its annual meeting is Europe’s largest conference dedicated to ecology. More than 1,500 delegates from over 50 countries across six continents attended the 2022 meeting in person or online.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Sustainability;
  • Land;
  • Ecologies;
  • IJERPH;
  • Earth;
  • Plants;
  • Environments;
  • Resources;
  • Animals;
  • Diversity;
  • Climate.

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us at our booth #12. 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.britishecologicalsociety.org/events/bes-annual-meeting-2023/.

1 November 2023
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Papers Cited in the News in Q3 of 2023


Throughout the third quarter of 2023, a total of 393 papers of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601) were cited in news articles published by reputable media sources such as The Washington Post, CNN News, National Geographic and Forbes

You can read the citings below.


Most research on wildfire smoke exposure and pregnancy has focused on preterm birth and birthweight, but wildfire smoke contains the same PM2.5 that air pollution does, so theoretical risk of long-term impacts on the fetus are possible.
National Geographic—“How wildfire smoke can permanently damage your brain and body
IJERPH—“Wildfire Smoke Exposure during Pregnancy: A Review of Potential Mechanisms of Placental Toxicity, Impact on Obstetric Outcomes, and Strategies to Reduce Exposure”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/21/13727 

“Heat stresses the brain as well, affecting the ability to think, plan, pay attention and control impulses, experts say. Heat causes the heart to race, blood pressure can drop, and mental processing is weakened. Those changes may remain even after the body has cooled. Studies have found that the ability to resolve cognitive conflicts remains impaired—which may explain why tempers often flare when it’s hot.”
CNN News—“Some people are more vulnerable to heat than others. See if you’re at risk”
IJERPH—“Possible Biological Mechanisms Linking Mental Health and Heat—A Contemplative Review”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/7/1515 

“In the US, approximately 88% of all households use air conditioning units. AC units can lead to high electricity bills, and account for 4% of global carbon emissions. Looking to the middle east, researchers are studying how traditional barajeels (wind towers) and domed roofs can help to adapt to heat by offering sustainable architectural solutions that prevent overheating.”
TIME—“The U.S. Should Ditch AC and Use Middle Eastern Techniques to Cool Its Cities
IJERPH—Emergency Department Visits for Heat-Related Emergency Conditions in the United States from 2008–2020”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/22/14781 

“According to the report, we are exposed to plastic additives that leach out of our everyday plastic-packaged products—think of your to-go coffee cup (often lined with plastic), grocery store purchases, single-use plastic beverage bottles, or even tea bags. Ironically, the plastic packaging used to protect food is also a source of chemical contamination to that food.”
Newsweek—“Plastic's Health Impacts Are Becoming Impossible To Ignore”
IJERPH—“Occurrence of Microplastics in Tap and Bottled Water: Current Knowledge”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/9/5283 

“Regular physical activity may improve brain health in numerous ways, not least of which is reducing risk factors for dementia, such as diabetes and heart disease. A 2023 analysis of 21 studies, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, concluded that exercise (both aerobic and strength training) improved cognitive function in older adults regardless of their current cognitive status. Researchers speculate that physical activity helps by encouraging the growth of new neurons and blood vessels in the brain, fighting inflammation, and improving plasticity, the brain’s ability to change and adapt.”
Washington PostA healthy diet may lower dementia risk — even if you start late”
IJERPH—“The Effects of Exercise for Cognitive Function in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/2/1088 

“According to a study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, spending time outdoors helps depressed people. “Nature is extremely important in working through depression,” says Sosa.”
Forbes—“How To Cope With High-Functioning Depression While Working, According To Mental Health Experts”
IJERPH—“Lifestyle Prescription for Depression with a Focus on Nature Exposure and Screen Time: A Narrative Review”
Article link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/9/5094

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

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MDPI Manchester office, UK Visit


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

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

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

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

The UK by numbers

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

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

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

We are currently hiring EEs in various locations worldwide.

English Editing at MDPI

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

Read more:

Coming Together for Science

STM and Frankfurt Book Fair

Attending STM

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

Meeting with Web of Science

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

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

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

75th Frankfurt Book Fair


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

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

MDPI Books

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

MDPI Strategy Meeting

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

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

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


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

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

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

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

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

Promoting the values of accessibility, transparency, and collaboration

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

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

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

Funders' policies are getting aligned with open science

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

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

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

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

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

13 October 2023
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2023—“Fighting Inequality for a Resilient Future”


The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) is held annually on 13 October. It aims to reduce the loss of life and property damage caused by various natural disasters and their negative impact on society through coordinated international actions. In 2023, IDDRR’s theme is “Fighting Inequality for a Resilient Future”, exploring the interrelationship between disasters and inequality. 

To further discuss research related to the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR), the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601) has collected open access academic research on the topic of disaster risk reduction. We want to share new scientific knowledge in the field of disaster risk reduction with the world. 

Article Collections:

1. “Disasters without Borders: The Coronavirus Pandemic, Global Climate Change and the Ascendancy of Gradual Onset Disasters”
by Katsuya Yamori and James D. Goltz
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(6), 3299; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18063299
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/6/3299

2. “Optimizing Disaster Preparedness Planning for Minority Older Adults: One Size Does Not Fit All”
by Omolola E. Adepoju, Luz Herrera, Minji Chae and Daikwon Han
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(1), 401; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20010401
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/1/401

3. “Evaluating Community Resilience and Associated Factors One Year after the Catastrophic Fort McMurray Flood”
by Gloria Obuobi-Donkor, Ejemai Eboreime, Reham Shalaby, Belinda Agyapong, Medard K. Adu, Ernest Owusu, Wanying Mao, Folajinmi Oluwasina, Hannah Pazderka and Vincent I. O. Agyapong
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(23), 16153; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192316153
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/23/16153 

4. “Disaster Evacuation for Home-Based Patients with Special Healthcare Needs: A Cross-Sectional Study”
by Yukari Matsumoto, Hisao Nakai, Yumi Koga, Tamayo Hasegawa and Yumiko Miyagi
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(22), 15356; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192215356
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/22/15356

5. “When Natural Hazards Intersect with Public Health: A Preliminary Exploration of the Impact of Bushfires and the COVID-19 Pandemic on Australian Coastal Drowning Fatalities“
by Jasmin C Lawes, Luke Strasiotto, Shane Daw and Amy E Peden
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(10), 5314; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105314
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/10/5314

6. “Facilitating Sustainable Disaster Risk Reduction in Indigenous Communities: Reviving Indigenous Worldviews, Knowledge and Practices through Two-Way Partnering”
by Tahir Ali, Petra Topaz Buergelt, Douglas Paton, James Arnold Smith, Elaine Lawurrpa Maypilama, Dorothy Yuηgirrηa, Stephen Dhamarrandji and Rosemary Gundjarranbuy
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(3), 855; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18030855
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/3/855

7. “Appraising Evidence-Based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Guidelines—PART II: A Content Analysis with Implications for Disaster Risk Reduction”
by Michel Dückers, Wera van Hoof, Andrea Willems and Hans te Brake
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(13), 7798; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19137798
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/13/7798

8. “Coping and Post-Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents after an Acute Onset Disaster: A Systematic Review”
by Tara Powell, Kate M. Wegmann and Emily Backode
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(9), 4865; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094865
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/9/4865 

Access more articles here. 

Call for Paper:

2nd Edition: Mental Health and Disaster: Response, Recovery, and Preparedness for the Future
Guest Editors: Dr. Masatsugu Orui and Dr. Takahashi Sho
Submission Deadline: 31 March 2024 

Disaster Mental Health
Guest Editors: Dr. Suzy Bird Gulliver and Dr. Victoria Torres
Submission Deadline: 30 August 2024 

Access more Special Issues here. 

Closed Special Issues:

13 October 2023
Meet Us at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine, 11–12 November 2023, Tokyo, Japan


MDPI will be attending the 34th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine, which will be held from 11 to 12 November in Tokyo, Japan.

The theme of this academic conference is "Cooperation and Evolution". As many academic conferences have been held online due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are now realizing that one of the most important aspects of academic conferences is the face-to-face exchange of information inside and outside the academic venue. This academic conference will aim to promote the future progress of sports medicine by disseminating the research results of each person who has made progress during the coronavirus pandemic and by bringing together many participants for full discussions.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Sports;
  • Medicina;
  • JPM;
  • Nutrients;
  • JCM;
  • IJERPH;
  • STD;
  • Geriatrics.

If you are planning to attend this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth and chat with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.34rinspo.jp/index.html.

8 October 2023
Meet Us at APHA’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo, 12–15 November 2023, Atlanta, USA


Conference: APHA’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo
Date: 12–15 November 2023
Location: Atlanta, USA

MDPI will be attending APHA’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo as an exhibitor. We welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest ideas with us.

This conference is organized by the American Public Health Association (APHA). APHA is the largest organization of public health professionals in the United States, founded in 1872, and APHA's annual meeting and exhibition brings the largest gathering of public health professionals in the world. Connect with public health experts and other advocates at APHA’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo to overcome the social and ethical challenges that threaten public health together.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are planning to attend this conference, please do not hesitate to contact us online. 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.apha.org/Events-and-Meetings/Annual/.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Open Access in China

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

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

Open Access Policy in China

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

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

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

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

MDPI Offices in China

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


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

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

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

Our Strength is in Our People

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

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

Impactful Research

MDPI Awards

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

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

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

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

MDPI Awards to Scholars from China

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

MDPI’s Tu Youyou Award


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

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

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

2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine Awarded to Professor Youyou Tu

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

Highly Cited Articles by Chinese Scholars Published in MDPI

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

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Inside MDPI

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

Marketing Department in China

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

Collaborations, Scholarships and Meetings

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

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

Scholarships in China

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

Meeting with the Society of Chinese University Journals (CUJS)


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

The Numbers

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

Final Reflections on our MDPI Offices in Beijing and Wuhan


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

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

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

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

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

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

Hospitality and Service

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

25 September 2023
Meet Us at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting, 8–12 November 2023, Tampa, Florida, USA


MDPI will attend the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting. The Gerontological Society of America is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging.

The GSA 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting draws professionals in the field of aging on a global scale. Attendees represent specialties including geriatrics, biological sciences, nursing, nutrition, medicine, social work, economics, policy, psychology, and more. The Annual Scientific Meeting offers an extensive amount of stimulating and high-level scholarship, from a diverse variety of aging research disciplines. It is this new, enriching knowledge that will inform policy, practice, and research for years to come.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth #119 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 https://www.gsa2023.org.

15 September 2023
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | World Patient Safety Day 2023—“Engaging Patients for Patient Safety”


World Patient Safety Day (WPSD), held annually on 17 September, aims to raise global awareness about patient safety and calls for solidarity and united action by all countries and international partners to reduce patient harm. Patient safety focuses on preventing and reducing risks, errors, and harm that happen to patients during the provision of health care. This year, WPSD is dedicated to the theme “Engaging patients for patient safety” and the slogan “Elevate the voice of patients!”. 

To further explore the related research on World Patient Safety Day (WPSD), the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601) has gathered open access academic research on the topic of patient safety. We hope to share new scientific knowledge in the field of patient safety with the world on this day.

Article Collection:

1. “The Influence of Burnout on Patient Safety Management Activities of Shift Nurses: The Mediating Effect of Compassion Satisfaction”
by I Seul Ryu and JaeLan Shim
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(22), 12210; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182212210
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/22/12210

2. “Assessing Patient Safety Culture in United States Hospitals”
by Abdulmajeed Azyabi, Waldemar Karwowski, Peter Hancock, Thomas T. H. Wan and Ahmad Elshennawy
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(4), 2353; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19042353
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/4/2353

3. “The Perception of the Patient Safety Climate by Health Professionals during the COVID-19 Pandemic—International Research”
by Justyna Kosydar-Bochenek, Sabina Krupa, Dorota Religa, Adriano Friganović, Ber Oomen, Elena Brioni, Stelios Iordanou, Marcin Suchoparski, Małgorzata Knap and Wioletta Mędrzycka-Dąbrowska
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(15), 9712; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159712
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/15/9712

4. “Interventions to Increase Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Facilities—Umbrella Review”
by Jakub Świtalski, Katarzyna Wnuk, Tomasz Tatara, Wojciech Miazga, Ewa Wiśniewska, Tomasz Banaś, Olga Partyka, Katarzyna Karakiewicz-Krawczyk, Justyna Jurczak, Mateusz Kaczmarski et al.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(22), 15354; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192215354
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/22/15354

5. “Using Dominance Analysis to Identify the Most Important Dimensions of Safety Culture for Predicting Patient Safety”
by Seung Eun Lee and V. Susan Dahinten
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(15), 7746; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18157746
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/15/7746

6. “Patient Safety Related to Microbiological Contamination of the Environment of a Multi-Profile Clinical Hospital”
by Marlena Robakowska, Marek Bronk, Anna Tyrańska-Fobke, Daniel Ślęzak, Jakub Kraszewski and Łukasz Balwicki
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(7), 3844; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073844
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/7/3844

7. “Leveraging the Work Environment to Minimize the Negative Impact of Nurse Burnout on Patient Outcomes
by Amelia E. Schlak, Linda H. Aiken, Jesse Chittams, Lusine Poghosyan and Matthew McHugh
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(2), 610; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020610
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/2/610

8. “Easier Said Than Done: Healthcare Professionals’ Barriers to the Provision of Patient-Centered Primary Care to Patients with Multimorbidity”
by Sanne J. Kuipers, Anna P. Nieboer and Jane M. Cramm
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(11), 6057; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18116057
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/11/6057 

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


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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

6 September 2023
Recap of Awards Granted to Scholars in 2022


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

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

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

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

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Our Commitment to Sustainability

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

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

MDPI and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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

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

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

MDPI journals specializing in sustainability-related topics:

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

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Impactful Research

Highly Cited Articles in Sustainability

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

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

“Sustainability received a 2022 CiteScore of 5.8”

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

Highly Cited Papers in Sustainability

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Inside MDPI

President of Ireland Authors Editorial in MDPI Journal Sustainability

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

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

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

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

Read the completed editorial here:

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

Coming Together for Science

The World Sustainability Forum 2023

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

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

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

MDPI Sustainability Foundation: Recognizing Excellence in Sustainability Research

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

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

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

2023 World Sustainability Award Winners

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

Interviews with 2023 Emerging Sustainability Leader Award Finalists

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

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

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Closing Thoughts

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

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

MDPI’s Interaction with Elsevier

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

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

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

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

‘Fully OA’ Organizations Dedicated to Open Access

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

25 August 2023
Meet Us at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 100th Annual Conference, 30 October–2 November 2023, Atlanta, USA


MDPI will attend the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 100th Annual Conference. The 2023 annual meeting of ACRM is the world’s largest interdisciplinary rehabilitation research event. Rehabilitation professionals and community members from around the globe are encouraged to join. With 150+ inter-professional groups at ACRM, including community groups, committees, and task forces, the 100th anniversary conference is planning 4 powerful plenaries, 15+ symposia, 300+ educational sessions, symposia and lectures, and 600+ scientific papers and digital poster presentations, etc.

To enhance patient care, the presentation of science by researchers is required, and to inform and improve research, feedback from the clinicians is required. The aim of the ACRM 100th annual conference is to encourage attendees to join the discussions and collaborations in order to help move the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation forward.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth #413 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 https://conference.acrm.org/.

 

18 August 2023
Meet Us at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2023 National Conference & Exhibition, 20–24 October 2023, Washington, USA


MDPI will attend the American Academy of Pediatrics 2023 National Conference & Exhibition. This event will be held in Washington D.C. for five days from Friday, 20 October, to Tuesday, 24 October 2023.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Children;
  • JCM;
  • Medicina;
  • Healthcare;
  • IJERPH;
  • JPM;
  • Clinpract;
  • Diagnostics;
  • Medicines.

If you plan on attending this conference, please stop by our booth and speak 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 https://aapexperience.org/.

9 August 2023
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | Google Scholar Metrics Released


We are pleased to announce that the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH, ISSN: 1660-4601) ranked first in the latest release of the Google Scholar Metrics under the subcategory “Public Health”. The h5-index of IJERPH is 201, and the h5-median is 280. 

We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all the editors, reviewers, authors, and readers of IJERPH. Thank you for all your support for the journal. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or suggestions for IJERPH.

For more information about our ranking on Google Scholar, please visit the following website: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=top_venues&hl=en&vq=med_publichealth.

 

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


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

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

Atmosphere:

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

Energies:

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

Minerals:

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

Toxics:

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

Water:

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

About MDPI Awards:

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

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

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


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

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

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

Atmosphere:

Clean Technologies:

Energies:

Environments:

Forests:

IJGI:

Minerals:

Quaternary:

Remote Sensing:

Safety:

Sustainability:

Toxics:

Water:

About MDPI Awards:

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

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

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


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

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

Atmosphere:

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

Energies:

  • Saeed Golestan, Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark

IJERPH:

  • Michael Bertram, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Minerals:

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

Remote Sensing:

  • Danfeng Hong, Qingdao University, China

Sustainability:

  • Xiaolei Yuan, Aalto University, Finland

Toxics:

  • Minjian Chen, Nanjing Medical University, China

Water:

  • Sergi Garcia-Segura, Arizona State University, USA

About MDPI Awards:

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

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

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


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

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

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

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

Climate:

  • Pavani Misra, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

Energies:

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

Environments:

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

Fire:

  • Ana Novo, University of Vigo, Spain

Forests:

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

Hydrology:

  • Esmaiil Mokarighahroodi, Texas A&M University, USA

IJERPH:

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

IJGI:

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

Land:

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

Remote Sensing:

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

Resources:

  • Aida Hosseinian, Oulu University, Finland

Sustainability:

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

Water:

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

About MDPI Awards:

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

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

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


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

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

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

Atmosphere:

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

Climate:

  • Eliza Kalbarczyk, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

Energies:

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

Forests:

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

Fuels:

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

Geosciences:

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

IJERPH:

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

IJGI:

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

Land:

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

Resources:

  • Lubomir Strba, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia

Solar:

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

Sustainability:

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

Toxics:

  • Chris Douvris, New York Institute of Technology, USA

Water:

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

About MDPI Awards:

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

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Open Peer Review Reports

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

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

Start and Growth of Open Peer Review at MDPI

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

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

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

Benefits of Open Peer Review

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

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

Impactful Research

MDPI Papers Cited in the News – IJERPH edition

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

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

Highly Cited Journal Publications

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

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

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

Example of Recent Mentions

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

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

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

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

Inside MDPI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more:

Coming Together for Science

The Future of IJERPH

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

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

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

Journal Achievements

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

MDPI’s Impact in Spain

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

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

The Numbers

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

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

14 July 2023
IJERPH: Looking Towards the Future
 

We received notification on 15 March, 2023, that Clarivate has discontinued coverage of IJERPH due to the journal failing the Content Relevance criterion. On the 31 March, we formally appealed the decision. Unfortunately, on 15 June, we were informed that Clarivate would uphold their original decision.

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

On 5 July, Prof. Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou, the founding Editor in Chief of IJERPH, along with five Section Editors in Chief, gathered with us in Basel to discuss the future of the journal. The meeting provided an opportunity to propose best strategies that will ensure high scientific rigor as well as a clear scope and aim of IJERPH

Since its launch in 2004, IJERPH's vision and mission have evolved to be more complete and comprehensive in engaging scientific communities. In light of this, we will take the necessary time to refresh the journal's aims and scope, ensuring they align with the organic expansion of IJERPH. Additionally, we will restructure the journal sections into broader categories, encouraging collaborative research and transdisciplinary approaches for authors. We are confident that these next steps will enhance the scientific strength and societal impact of our journal.

We believe this is an exciting moment for IJERPH to explore new ideas and further evolve. We extend our gratitude to the Editorial Board and authors for their unwavering support during this restructuring phase.

We would like to highlight some of the remarkable achievements of IJERPH to date:

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

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

Stay tuned for further updates on the aims and scope of IJERPH.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

The Future is Open, and MDPI is Leading the Way

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

1 Million Published Articles

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

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

Liberating Science

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

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

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

Impactful Research

MDPI Publishes Impactful Research: Recognized by Leading Indexing Databases

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

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

Continued Growth of MDPI Journals

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

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

Read more

Interview with Indexing Manager—Constanze Shelhorn

Inside MDPI

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

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

Increased Visibility for Preprints

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

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

Read more

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

Coming Together for Science

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

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

Working Together

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

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

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Closing Thoughts

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

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

28 June 2023
2022 Impact Factors for MDPI Journals

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