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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

21 March 2024
Meet Us at the 2024 Ocean Decade Conference, 10–12 April 2024, Barcelona, Spain


MDPI will be attending the 2024 Ocean Decade Conference, which will be held from 10 to 12 April 2024 in Barcelona, Spain.

Three years after the start of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021–2030), the 2024 Ocean Decade Conference will bring together the Ocean Decade community and partners to celebrate achievements and set joint priorities for the future of the decade.

With the subtitle of “Delivering the Science We Need for the Ocean We Want”, the conference will be firmly anchored in the precepts of the ocean decade related to solution-oriented, transformative ocean science, and highlight the role of the decade as a framework to galvanize diverse groups in inclusive and equitable co-design and co-delivery processes.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are planning to attend this conference, please feel free to stop by booth #33 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://oceandecade-conference.com/about.php.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts


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

MDPI’s Impact on Romania

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


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

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

Romania ranks as a top 20 contributing country.

The Numbers: 2019–2023

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

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

Institutional Open Access Programs

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

Our growth and presence in Romania are a true testament.

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


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

Impactful Research

MDPI Joins the STM Integrity Hub

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

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

Joris van Rossum, Director of Research Integrity, STM

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

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

Inside MDPI

MDPI Expands Research Integrity and Publication Ethics Team (RIPE)

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

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

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


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

Introducing our Research Integrity and Publication Ethics Team

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

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

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

Quality Updates to Special Issues Oversight

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

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

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

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Coming Together for Science

Viruses 2024 – A World of Viruses

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

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

Recap on the #Viruses2024 Conference

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming In-Person Event

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

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

Find more upcoming MDPI events here.


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Closing Thoughts

Researcher to Reader (R2R) Conference

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

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

R2R Peer Review Innovations Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

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.

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Impactful Research

Ten High-Altmetric Articles Published by MDPI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How do I use altmetrics?

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

Sharing Research Online

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

“An Update on Eukaryotic Viruses Revived from Ancient Permafrost”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inside MDPI

MDPI Annual Meeting Celebrations in China

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

MDPI and TU Delft Adopt Flat Fee Model in Extended Partnership

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

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

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

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

Benefits to MDPI’s IOAP

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

For further information, see our IOAP FAQ.

Closing Thoughts

Reflections on the 2024 APE Conference

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

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

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

Highlights

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

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

“We can share best practices and lessons learned”

Incorporating MDPI’s Insights into Conferences

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

26 January 2024
Acknowledgment of the Reviewers of JMSE in 2023

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

In 2023, JMSE received 8993 review reports, from 5623 reviewers. This past year, we worked with reviewers from 99 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 JMSE 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:

Abdallah Tageldein Mansour Kyoungrean Kim
Abdalrahman Qubaa Lada Lukić Bilela
Abdelbaki Chikh Lada Males
Abdelgadir Abbas Lakshmi Miller
Abdelkader Shaaban Laura Borzì
Abdul Malik Laura Turconi
Abdulla Al-Asif Laurent Dufossé
Abdullah Antar Saber Lazaros Moysis
Abdul-Wahid Saif Lazhar Khriji
Abdussalam Elhanashi Lean Karlo Tolentino
Abe Hiroya Lee Chang Hee
Abel Arredondo-Galeana Lei Shi
Abhay Gupta Lele Liu
Abhishek Patange Len Zedel
Abhishek Sharma Leonard Domnisoru
Abolfazl Mosaedi Leonid Plotnikov
Acacio Amaral Leonides Guireli Netto
Achilleas Samaras Letizia Fiorucci
Adam Dziubiński Letizia Marsili
Addisson Salazar Lev Eppelbaum
Adeb Salh Lian Wang
Adebowale Obalalu Lida Kouhalvandi
Adem Kilicman Lidia Hrnčević
Adi Susanto Liércio Isoldi
Adis Puška Liliana Ibeth Barbosa-Santillan
Adrian Lungu Liliana Pinheiro
Adrian Marciszak Liliana Rusu
Agata Krystosik-Gromadzinska Liliya Dunyushkina
Agnieszka Dąbrowska Lin-Fu Liang
Agnieszka Lazarowska Ling Qian
Agustín Herrera-May Lingsheng Meng
Ahmad H. Sabry Lira Gaysina
Ahmad Hajatzadeh Pordanjani Lisdelys González Rodríguez
Ahmed Abdelhady Liselott Ericson
ahmed Alprol Liudmila Demina
Ahmed Ebid Lluís Casas
Ahmed Elkafas Lorena Parra
Ahmed Nour El-Deen Lorenzo Ciappi
Ahmed Ouadha Ľubomír Beňa
Ahmed Refaat Ragab Luca Baradello
Ahmed Sakr Luca Braidotti
Ahmed Saleh Luca Cocchi
Ahmed Shihab Albahery Luca Foresi
Ajit Jha Luca Fredianelli
Akbar Khatibi Luca Gallitelli
Akihiro Hachikubo Luca Martinelli
Akmalbek Bobomirzaevich Abdusalomov Lucas Carmo
Akter Hossain Lucas Doretto
Alan Cottingham Lucia Mele
Alberta Mandich Lúcia Moreira
Alberto Ghigo Luciana Xavier
Alberto Gomes Luigi Bregant
Alberto Martini Luigi Jovane
Alejandro Islas-Jácome Luís Bernardo
Alejandro Jimenéz Rios Luis Carlos Sandoval Herazo
Aleksandar Cuculić Luis Jorda-Bordehore
Aleksandar Radonjić Luis Miguel Calvo Herrero
Aleksandar Vorkapic Luis Pires
Aleksander Kartushinsky Luis Prola
Aleksander Klauson Luis Zamora Peredo
Aleksander Kondratenko Luiz Antonio Alcântara Pereira
Aleksandr Grekov Luiz Henrique Lindquist Whitacker
Aleksandr Yurin Luka Vukić
Aleksey Antipov Łukasz Szeleszczuk
Aleksey Kabanov Luminita Lazar
Alessandra Feola Lynda Chehami
Alessandra Saponieri Lyubka Pashova
Alessandro Blasi M. Prabhahar
Alessandro Capone Mabrouk Sami
Alessandro Galdelli Maciej Pawlak
Alessandro Tombari Maciej Szudarek
Alexander Dvoretsky Madhu Puttegowda
Alexander Inzartsev Maegala Nallapan Nallapan Maniyam
Alexander Kasumyan Magdalena Blachnio
Alexander Polonsky Magdalena Łasecka-Plura
Alexander Schmidt Magdalini D. Titirla
Alexander Uzhinskiy Mahdi Baradarannia
Alexander Voloshin Mahendra Kumar Samal
Alexandra Danciu Maheswar Rajagopal
Alexei Didenko Mahirah Jahari
Alexey Beskopylny Mahmoud Elewa
Alexey Bosov Mahmoud El-Morshedy
Alexey Bykovsky Mahmoud Nasr
Alexey Fedorenko Mahmut Burak Okuducu
Alexey Krylov Mai The Vu
Alexey Tikhonov Maja Kępniak
Alexios Lolas Maja Krčum
Alfonsa Milia Majid Ali
Alfonso Gómez-Espinosa Maksymilian Cieśla
Alfredo Loor Malaya Kumar Nath
Alfrendo Satyanaga Malcolm Jobling
Ali A. Sepahi Malcolm Spaulding
Ali Dehghan Firoozabadi Małgorzata I. Michalczyk
Ali Haider Małgorzata Jastrzębska
Ali Hussain Manfred Sager
Ali Kara Mangali Chinna Chinnaiah
Ali Lashgari Manjunath Patel Gowdru Chandrashekarappa
Ali Marzoughi Manjunath Shettar
Ali Masria Manoj Kumar Pasupathi
Ali Matin Nazar Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira
Ali Moghassemi Manuel Elias-Gutierrez
Ali Nikkhoo Manuel Garcia
Ali Resen Manuela Costa-Casais
Ali Soltani Sharif Abadi Manuela Panoiu
Ali Uyan Mara Manente
Aliaksandr Shaula Marc Fadel
Alicja Wiora Marc Terradas-Fernández
Alireza Mahmoudan Marcel Kouakou Kouadio
Alireza Sahebgharani Marcello Di Risio
Aliya Naz Marcelo Castro
Alla Dvorzhak Marcelo Dottori
Alla Varenik Marcin Graba
Allard Jan Van Marle Marcin Kalarus
Alma Netzahuatl-Muñoz Marcin Kluczyk
Alma Rodriguez-Troncoso Marcin Kolakowski
Alvaro Antonio Villa Ochoa Marcin Przywarty
Ambrosios Savvides Marco Anzidei
Amelia Staszowska Marco Bonopera
Amir Hossein Sadeghi Marco Civera
Amir Ismail Marco La Salandra
Amir Mofidi Marco Righi
Amir R. Masoodi Marco Simone
Amirmohammad Yousefi Marcos Vinícius da Silva
Amit Ranjan Mardik Leopold
Amjed Al-Mousa Marek Češkovič
Amlana Panda Marek Szostak
Amr Ismaiel Margarita Dimiza
Ana Margarida Bento Maria Amélia Araújo
Ana Marques María Ayelén Pagani
Anabela Oliveira Maria G. Ioannides
Anamaria Bjelopera Mária Heželová
Ana-María Díaz-Díaz María Isabel Lamas Galdo
Anand Raju María José Ortiz
Ananda Das Maria Panfilova
Anatoliy Kazak Maria Protopapa
Ancuța Rotaru Maria Saburova
Andre Belem Maria Triantaphyllou
Andre Vellwock Marian Gilewski
Andrea Gilioli Mariana Bernardino
Andrea Guercio Mariana Carmelia Dragomir Balanica
Andrea Nardini Mariana Dumitrescu
Andreas Peckhaus Mariana Melo
Andreas Rauh Mariano Buccino
Andrei Granovitcj Maria-Teresa Sebastiá-Frasquet
Andrei Mihaela Marin Marinov
Andreia Rodrigues Marina Isaeva
Andres-Amador Garcia-Granada Mario Di Bacco
Andrêssa Fernandes Mário João F Santos
Andrey Pnyushkov Mario Rosario Chiarelli
Andrey Zaytsev Mário Véstias
Andrii Golovan Marius Mihai Cazacu
Andrii Kondratiev Marius Minea
Andrii Rogovyi Marius Prelipceanu
Andriy Zahorulko Mariusz Giergiel
Andrzej Ambroziak Mark Bourassa
Andrzej Banaszek Mark Ching-Pong Poo
Andrzej Falniowski Marko Topalović
Andrzej Hutorowicz Markus Drapalik
Andrzej Miszczyk Markus Sillanpää
Andrzej Zak Marluci Menezes
Angel Gonzalez-Rodriguez Marquez-Rocha Facundo-Joaquin
Angela Santos Marta Nogueira
Angelo Accetta Martin Krejsa
Angelo Marcelo Tusset Martin Renilson
Angia Sriram Pradeep Ram Martina Gaglioti
Anibal Azevedo Marusia Renteria
Anika Kuczynski Masahide Takeda
Anil C. Mahato Masayuki Fujita
Anil Yadav Masoud Babaei
Anna Kulminskaya Masoud Bahreinimotlagh
Anna Lempert Masoud Nobahar
Anna Papkova Massimo Di Gangi
Anna Parus Massimo Figari
Anna Waśkowska Matej Fike
Annette Boerlage Matias Carandell
Anoop Alex Matija Perne
Anouchah Latifi Matteo Meli
Anselme Muzirafuti Matteo Nicolini
Anton Poroykov Matteo Postacchini
Antonela Paladin Matteo Sambucci
Antoni Ivanov Matthew G. Asplin
Antonietta Rosso Matthias Prandtstetter
Antonio Villalba-Herreros Mauro Marini
Anup Kumar Paul Mauro Sassu
Anurag Dubey Maurycy Żarczyński
Apichit Maneengam Maxim Candries
Apostolos Apostolou Maxim V. Vinarski
Apurva Lad Maximilian Prager
Arantza Iriarte Mayank Khichar
Arbnor Pajaziti Md Abul Ehsan Bhuiyan
Arianna Parrales-Bahena Md Mosaddequr Rahman
Arif Ali Baig Moghal Md. Rakibuzzaman
Arnulfo Alanis Md. Shamin Ahsan
Artem Bogdanov Mehdi Ghodrati Shojaei
Artem Shikhovtsev Mehdi Salehi
Artur Gafurov Mehmet Zeki Konyar
Artur Iluk Mehrdad Vasheghani Farahani
Artur Jaworski Melih Yildiz
Artur Kierzkowski Mengmeng Han
Artur Krawczyk Meng-Syue Li
Arturo Silva-Campillo Meng-Yu Lin
Arun Johar Merugu Suresh
Arun Sridhar Mesut Gör
Arun Y. Patil Miah Md Ashraful Alam
Arunava Chatterjee Mian C. Wang
Arvind Kumar Shukla Miaohua Mao
As’ad Alizadeh Michael Baldauf
Asad Ullah Michael Grant
Asadullah Memon Michael Lau
Ashish Kapoor Michael Lazar
Asokan Ramasamy Michael Nones
Athanasios G. Lazaropoulos Michal Kubrak
Athanassios A. Dimas Michał Stosiak
Atif Siddiqui Michał Tomaszewski
Atta Rahman Michela Mitchell
Atthaphon Ariyarit Michele Penza
Attila Egedy Michele Viviani
Augustine Edegbene Miguel Á. Naya
Aurélien Arnaubec Miguel Ángel Gutiérrez García
Ayad Al Jubori Miguel Ángel Hurtado-Oliva
Aydi Abdelkarim Miguel Ángel Millán Muñoz
Ayman Al-Quraan Miguel-Ángel Climent
Ayse Bozlaker Miguel-Angel Luque-Nieto
Aysegul Ucar Mihaela Popa
Aytekin Duranay Mihaela Toderaş
Azam Abdollahi Mihai Tiberiu Lates
Azhar Zafar Mikhail Artemov
Azizollah Khormali Mikhail Buslov
B. Omkar Lakshmi Jagan Mikhail Gantsevich
Babu Dawadi Mikhail Lychagin
Badreddine Ayadi Mikhail Salin
BaiQiao Chen Mikhail Shleymovich
Baltus Cornelius Bonse Milan Andrejić
Bandita Sahu Milan Sedlar
Barry Rosen Mina Tadros
Bartłomiej Ambrożkiewicz Ming Sun
Bassey Isong Mingxiao Xie
Beatriz Castillo Téllez Mingyang Zhang
Behbod Ghalamkari Min-Ho Ha
Behdad Shadidi Mirjam Vujadinovic Mandic
Behrooz Heidari Mirjana Vukicevic
Bejoy Alduse Miroslav Slouf
Bektaş Sönmez Miroslav Spodniak
Belen Muñoz-Abella Misganaw Abebe
Ben Ingram Mladen Bošnjaković
Ben Regaya Chiheb Mladen Krstić
Benedikt Kötter Mo ElSayed
Benjamin Lagemann Mocerino Luigia
Benoit Decoux Modesto Pérez-Sánchez
Bert Hoeksema Mohamad Alzayed
Betul Yilmaz Ozturk Mohamed Afifi
Bhagawati Prasad Joshi Mohamed Ali Jaffar Syed
Bharadwaja Srimat Tirumala Peddinti Mohamed El Amine Ben Seghier
Bharat S. Chaudhari Mohamed Faisal
Bhartendu Chaturvedi Mohamed Gheith
Bijay Halder Mohamed gobashy
Bilal Hammoud Mohamed Louzazni
Bin Xu Mohamed Mohamed
Bismarck Jigena-Antelo Mohamed Mounir
Blagovest Belev Mohamed S. Osman
Bo Wang Mohamed Samy-Kamal
Bogusz Wisnicki Mohamed Zayed
Bojan Beškovnik Mohammad Ali Mohtadi Bonab
Boris Chubarenko Mohammad Al-Rawi
Borna Abramovic Mohammad Asghari
Bowen Xing Mohammad Hossein Ghaemi
Boyu Kuang Mohammad Javad Ebadi
Branislav Stankovic Mohammad Khairuddin Othman
Branko Lalić Mohammad Moradi
Brecht De Beelde Mohammad Radad
Brian C. McFall Mohammad Reza Gharib
Brian Jones Mohammad Saud Afzal
Bruna Dias Mohammad Sharif
Bruno Brunone Mohammad Tauviqirrahman
Bryan Medina-Rodríguez Mohammad Yazdi Harmin
Bulat Usmanov Mohammad-Ali Lotfollahi-Yaghin
Burak Koseoglu Mohammadmehdi Shahzamanian
Cairo Nascimento Júnior Mohammad-Reza Pendar
Caleb Rascon Mohammed A. M. Abdullah
Cameron Manche Mohammed Abdul Hannan
Camila Saporetti Mohammed Danouche
Canicious Abeynayake Mohammed Fayad
Carla Faraci Mohammed Loudiki
Carlo Francesco Mario Bertorello Mohd Arfian Ismail
Carlo Gualtieri Mohd Hisbany Mohd Hashim
Carlo Sabbarese Mohsen Abdel-Tawwab
Carlos Aguilar-Ibañez Mohsen Maghrebi
Carlos Bastarz Mohsen Saffari Pour
Carlos Pérez-Collazo Mohsin Murad
Carlos Vidal Moises Jimenez-Martinez
Carola Murano Molly Mitchell
Carwyn Frost Momchil Terziev
Cataixa López Monica Canepa
Cataldo Pierri Mônica Cassel
Catalin Pruncu Monika Rybczak
Catalina Dobre Moon Kwak
Catalin-Iosif Ciontea Morena Galešić Divić
Catherine Dreanno Morteza Ghorbani
Cecília de Souza Valente Morteza Yousefi
Celestino González-Niciceza Moshe Averbukh
Cesar Camerini Mostafa El-Sheekh
César De Santos-Berbel Mostafa Elshobary
Ceyhun Akarsu Mostafa Shooshtari
Cezary Behrendt Mostafa Yuness Abdelfatah Mostafa
Chamindra Vithana Mourad Kchaou
Chandani Appadoo Mourani Sinha
Changqing Jiang Mrinmoy Majumder
Changshan Niu Muammer Ozgoren
Changyuan Chen Mubashir Siddiqui
Chao Chen, Suzhou University of Science and Technology Muhammad Ahsan
Chao Chen, Taiyuan University of Technology Muhammad Asif Gondal
Charalampos Skoulikaris Muhammad Awais
Charles Yousif Muhammad Faheem
Chatsirin Nakharuthai Muhammad Faisal Nadeem
Chemseddine Maatki Muhammad Imtiaz Hussain
Chen Wang Muhammad Jamil
Chengpeng Wan Muhammad Khan
Chenxi Ji Muhammad Mohsin Kabir
Chet Rakocinski Muhammad Saif Ullah Khalid
Chethan K N Muhammad Sajid
Chiara Bedon Muhammad Sohail
Chien Ming Wang Muhammad Usman Hadi
Chih-Ching Chung Muhammad Usman Hanif
Chinmay Sahu Muhammad Uzair Yousuf
Chinmoy Kumar Panigrahi Muhammad Yasir
Chongqiang Zhu Muhammad Yousuf Irfan Zia
Christian Totland Muhammad Zahid
Christoforos Rekatsinas Muhammad Zaka Emad
Christophe Delebarre Mujeeb Ahmed Mughadar Palliparambil
Christopher Knightes Mukti Zainuddin
Christos Makris Murali Cheepu
Christos Stefanakos Murali Dama
Christy Jackson Joshua Murat Demiral
Chryssanthi Antoniadou Murat Yakar
Chun Bao Li Murillo Ferreira dos Santos
Chung Il Lee Murtada A. Elhaj
Chunhua Qiu Musa Bashir
Chybyung Park Nabi Allahdadi
Cinta Barba-Brioso Nabil Mohammed
Clara Rodrigues Nabil Shaukat
Claude Daley Nadeem Abbas
Claudia Daffara Nader Tanideh
Claudio Oyarzo-Vera Nadir Kapetanovic
Cleonilson Souza Nagaprasad Nagaraj
Codruta Jaliu Nail Musakaev
Cong Fei Nan-Jay Su
Cong Guan Napamanee Kornthong
Conrad Sparks Napayalage Aruna Kithsiri Nandasena
Constanza Ricaurte-Villota Naresh Vissa
Corrado Altomare Naseem Ahmad
Cosmina Corches Natalia Smetankina
Costas Tsigenopoulos Natalia V. Chernova
Costel Ciubotariu Nataliya Sakharova
Crescenzo Pepe Nataša Kovač
Cristian Anghel Natasha Khan
Cristian Ramirez-Gutierrez Navneet Agrawal
Cristian-Alin Barbacariu Nazario Tartaglione
Cristian-Dragos Dumitru Nermin Hasanspahić
Cristian-Emil Moldoveanu Niang Abdoul Jelil
Cristina Bernardes Niaz Khan
Cüneyt Ezgi Nicholas D. Kim
Cunqi Jia Nicola Giannoccaro
Cyril Glenn Satuito Nicoleta Cancelas
Czesław Dyrcz Niels O. G. Jørgensen
Dac Dung Truong Nigel Barltrop
Daehee Kim Nigel Quinn
Daewon Kim Nikita Babyr
Dainius Savickas Nikola Vladimir
Dajana Kučić Grgić Nikolaos Remmas
Damiano Spagnuolo Nima Ahmadi
Damien Leduc Nimit Kumar
Damjan Bujak Nishant Raj Kapoor
Dan Chicea Nitai Drimer
Dan Song Nitin Goyal
Dan-Cristian Popa Nizar Abcha
Daniel Aguado Nizar Polat
Daniel Alongi Njomza Ajvazi
Daniel Clemente Noor Khan
Daniel Crespo Norbert Kaul
Daniel Levacher Norio Tagawa
Daniel Lluch-Cota Noriyuki Sasaki
Daniel Pierre Nouar Boulghobra
Daniel Rodriguez-Perez Nourhan Ghoneim
Daniela Giannetto Nuno Leite
Daniela Giretti Nur Rashid Mat Nuri
Daniele Milone Nurhan Ecemis
Daniele Spatola Nuria Novas
Daniil Bratashov Nycolas Levy-Pereira
Danijela Tuljak-Suban Obeid Obeid
Daria Balycheva Ofelia Pérez Montero
Darijo Mišković Oguzhan Demir
Dariusz Bernacki Okto Dinaryanto
Dariusz Horla Oladipo Folorunso
Dariusz Milewski Oleksandr Cherednichenko
Dariusz Popielarczyk Oleksiy Melnyk
Dariusz Rozumek Olena Chygryn
Darko Spahić Olexiy Shynkarenko
Darya V. Kalinskaya Olga Afanaseva
David Alfaro Siqueiros Beltrones Olga Antokhina
David D. Flagg Olga Koksharova
David de Leon Olga Morozova
David Díaz Gutiérrez Olga Trusenkova
David Fissel Olgun Konur
David Lyzenga Olive Niyomubyeyi
David Salvador Sanz Olivera Stajkovic-Srbinovic
Davide Chiarella Olusegun Dada
Davide Di Battista Olusegun Samuel
Davide Marsano Om Kumar
Davood Akbarimehr Omar Bazighifan
Davut Ertekin Omar Hazem Mohammed
De Rosal Ignatius Moses Setiadi Omar Mahmoud
Dean Sumic Omar Mohamed
Debasish Jana Omer Kinaci
Deborah Cvikel Omid Omid Aminoroayaie Yamini
Dediu Lorena Ondrej Stopka
Deepa Raveendranpillai Orestis Schinas
Deepak Mishra Orlando Corigliano
Deepani Babarenda Guruge Osama Al-Madanat
Deivis Prats Osareni Ogiesoba
Dejan Zagar Oscar Andreu-Sánchez
Delmo Alves de Moura Oscar Castillo-Felisola
Denglong Ma Oswaldo Ulises Juarez-Sandoval
Denis Abessa Oumar Sadio
Denis Voroshilov Oxana Kurkina
Denise-Penelope Kontoni Ozan Gulbudak
Deniz Erguden Özgür Kuzukiran
Deniz Velioglu Sogut P. M. Durai Raj Vincent
Dennis Peters Pablo Leal
Denys Baranovskyi Pablo Tejedo
Denys Dutykh Pablo Torres-Rodas
Deyu Li Paola Fincheira
Diana Pinto Parthena Kosmidou
Diane Peters Pasquale De Luca
Dick R. Mastbergen Patrick Fievet
Diego Bruciaferri Patrizia Giordano
Diego Moreira Paulina Parcheta-Szwindowska
Diego Sušanj Paulo Coelho
Diego Vergara Paulo Lodi
Diego Vicinanza Paulo Maurício Videiro
Diego Villa Paulo Mendes
Dietrich Wittekind Paulo Miguel de Bodas Terassi
Diju Gao Paulo Vale
Dimitrios Dalaklis Pavel Kepezhinskas
Dimitrios Karagiannis Pavel Lysenko
Dimitrios Konispoliatis Pavel Nekhoroshkov
Dimitrios Moutopoulos Pavlos Nikolaidis
Dimitrios Tsourounis Paweł Pacyga
Dimitris Klaoudatos Pawel Wolniewicz
Diogo Mendes Paweł Zalewski
Dionisis Patiris Payam Aboutalebi
Dipen Rajak Pedro Costa
Diptojit Datta Pedro Félix
Dmitry Glukhovets Pedro García-Ramírez
Dmitry Pelageev Pedro Roig
Dmitry Ruban Peijian Zhou
Domenico Rossi Pejman Goudarzi
Domenico Toscano Peng Zhang
Domingo Alfonso Martín Pengfei Xu
Domingo Martín Per Olaf Brett
Domonkos Varga Petar Curkovic
Donatella Serio Petar Georgiev
Dong Jin Kang Péter Bársony
Donghyeok An Peter Watson
Dong-Sheng Jeng Petko Petkov
Douaa Fathy Petri Valanto
Douglas Kane Peyman Roudgar Saffari
Dragan Marinkovic Phan Anh Duong
Dragana Milicic Philipp Tempel
Duaa Al-hamid Phuc Bui
Duane Edgington Pier Nicola Sergi
Duc-Duy Ho Pierluigi Penna
Duong Anh Pierpaolo Napolitano
Dwayne McDaniel Pierre-Yves Declercq
Edgardo Suarez-Dominguez Pietro Savazzi
Edmanuel Cruz Pinku Debnath
Edmond Sanganyado Piñón-Gimate Alejandra
Edoardo Bucchignani Piotr Bera
Eduard Zadobrischi Piotr Borkowski
Edward Laws Piotr Gierlak
Efstathios E. Theotokoglou Piotr Szota
Egberto Carla Pereira Piotr Wróblewski
Egor Morokov Piyush Wanchoo
Ehsan Madadi-Kandjani Plaban Deb
Ehsan Mohammadi Zahrani Plamen Punov
Ekaterina Vodeneeva Po-Hsing Tseng
Ekaterini Hadjisolomou Prabhu Selvaraj
El Khalil Cherif Prabhu Sethuramalingam
Elamurugu alias Gokul Prabuddh Mishra
Eleftherios Protopapas Prakash Mishra
Eleftherios Sdoukopoulos Prakash Sekar
Elena Ascari Pramod Kumar
Elena Filonova Pramod Maurya
Elena Marrocchino Pranaya Parida
Elena Romano Prasanta Sahoo
Elena Tolkova Proloy Taran Das
Elena Vialkova Przemyslaw Falkowski-Gilski
Elif Eker-Develi Pu Xu
Elisa Leone Qazi Imran
Elisa Malinverno Qiang Chen
Elizabeth Sanli Qing Hu
Ellen Schagerström Qirui Wang
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2 January 2024
MDPI Insights: The CEO’s Letter #7 - Nobel Laureates Entrust MDPI with Their Research

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Nobel Prize Laureates Entrust MDPI with Their Research

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

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

The best of the best trust us with their work.

Nobel Prize Laureates Who Have Published with MDPI

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

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

2023 Nobel Prize Winners Published by MDPI

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

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

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

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

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

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Impactful Research

MDPI Journals Newly Indexed in 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Inside MDPI

MDPI Appoints New Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

MDPI’s 2024 In-Person Academic Events Schedule

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

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

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

24–26 April, 2024
4th MMCS – Harnessing the Power of New Drug Modalities 
Location: Barcelona, Spain
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28 December 2023
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 from the Section “Marine Ecology”

1. “Hydrogen Sulfide Production with a Microbial Consortium Isolated from Marine Sediments Offshore”
by Roberto Briones-Gallardo, Muriel González-Muñoz, Itza García-Bautista, David Valdés-Lozano, Tanit Toledano-Thompson, Erik Polanco-Lugo, Renata Rivera-Madrid and Ruby Valdez-Ojeda
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(3), 436; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030436
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/436

2. “Seaweed Beds and Community Structure in the East and South Coast of Korea”
by Seung Wook Jung, Hyun Soo Rho and Chang Geun Choi
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(5), 689; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10050689
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/5/689

3. “Effects of Irradiance and Temperature on the Photosynthesis of the Crustose Coralline Algae Pneophyllum fragile (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in the Coastal Waters of Korea”
by Ju-Wook Baek, Jae Seong Lee, Sung-Han Kim, Taehee Lee, Seung Won Jung, Won-Chan Lee, Kyung-Tae Kim and Sung-Uk An
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(7), 851; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10070851
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/7/851

4. “Seasonal and Spatial Variations in Fish Assemblage in the Yangtze Estuary and Adjacent Waters and Their Relationship with Environmental Factors”
by Zhaomin Chen, Qingqiang Ren, Chunlong Liu and Weiwei Xian
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(11), 1679; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10111679
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/11/1679

5. “Differences in the Structure and Diversity of Invertebrate Assemblages Harbored by an Intertidal Ecosystem Engineer between Urban and Non-Urban Shores”
by Ana Catarina Torres, Marcos Rubal, Ricardo Costa-Garcia, Isabel Sousa-Pinto and Puri Veiga
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(2), 242; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020242
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/242

6. “Impacts of Mesoscale Eddies on Biogeochemical Variables in the Northwest Pacific”
by Jianhua Kang, Yu Wang, Shuhong Huang, Lulu Pei and Zhaohe Luo
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(10), 1451; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10101451
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/10/1451

7. “Trophic and Microbial Patterns in the Ross Sea Area (Antarctica): Spatial Variability during the Summer Season”
by Maurizio Azzaro, Antonietta Specchiulli, Giovanna Maimone, Filippo Azzaro, Angelina Lo Giudice, Maria Papale, Rosabruna La Ferla, Rodolfo Paranhos, Anderson Souza Cabral, Alessandro Ciro Rappazzo et al.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(11), 1666; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10111666
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/11/1666

8. “Increased Temperature and Nitrogen Enrichment Inhibit the Growth of the Golden Tide Blooming Macroalgae Sargassum horneri in the Yellow Sea, China”
by Hailong Wu, Xuebing Li, Yanhong Liu, Chuchu Wang, Chenkai Ji and Juntian Xu
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(11), 1692; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10111692
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/11/1692

9. “Distribution and Identification of Ulva aragoensis (Ulvaceae, Chlorophyta), a Constituent Species of Green Tides in the Southern Yellow Sea, Based on Molecular Data”
by Yichao Tong, Lihua Xia, Jinlin Liu, Shuang Zhao, Yuqing Sun, Tingjian Wu, Zhangyi Xia, Shuang Li, Jiaxing Cao and Jianheng Zhang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(11), 1767; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10111767
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/11/1767

10. “Evidence of Genetic Segregation among Meagre (Argyrosomus regius) Atlantic Spawning Areas” by Rita Almeida, Catarina S. Mateus, Maria Judite Alves, João P. Marques, Joana Pereira, Nuno Prista, Henrique Cabral, Pedro R. Almeida and Bernardo R. Quintella
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(12), 1843; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10121843
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/12/1843

25 December 2023
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Top 30 Cited Papers in 2021–2022 from the Section “Physical Oceanography”

1. “Underwater Target Detection Algorithm Based on Improved YOLOv5”
by Fei Lei, Feifei Tang and Shuhan Li
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.202210(3), 310; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030310
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/310

2. “An Overview of Underwater Vision Enhancement: From Traditional Methods to Recent Deep Learning”
by Kai Hu, Chenghang Weng, Yanwen Zhang, Junlan Jin and Qingfeng Xia
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.202210(2), 241; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020241
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/241

3. “Improving Significant Wave Height Forecasts Using a Joint Empirical Mode Decomposition–Long Short-Term Memory Network”
by Shuyi Zhou, Brandon J. Bethel, Wenjin Sun, Yang Zhao, Wenhong Xie and Changming Dong
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(7), 744; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9070744
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/7/744

4. “Spatial Variability and Trends of Marine Heat Waves in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea over 39 Years”
by Omneya Ibrahim, Bayoumy Mohamed and Hazem Nagy
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(6), 643; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060643
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/6/643

5. “Sea Surface Temperature Variability and Marine Heat Waves over the Aegean, Ionian, and Cretan Seas from 2008–2021”
by Yannis S. Androulidakis and Yannis N. Krestenitis
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.202210(1), 42; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010042
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/42

6. “Daily Prediction of the Arctic Sea Ice Concentration Using Reanalysis Data Based on a Convolutional LSTM Network”
by Quanhong Liu, Ren Zhang, Yangjun Wang, Hengqian Yan and Mei Hong
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(3), 330; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030330
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/3/330

7. “Spatiotemporal Variability and Trends of Marine Heat Waves in the Red Sea over 38 Years”
by Bayoumy Mohamed, Hazem Nagy and Omneya Ibrahim
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(8), 842; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9080842
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/8/842

8. “Complete Coverage Path Planning of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle Based on a Complete Coverage Neural Network Algorithm”
by Peng-Fei Xu, Yan-Xu Ding and Jia-Cheng Luo
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(11), 1163; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9111163
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/11/1163

9. “Enhanced Weight-Optimized Recurrent Neural Networks Based on Sine Cosine Algorithm for Wave Height Prediction”
by Alawi Alqushaibi, Said Jadid Abdulkadir, Helmi Md Rais, Qasem Al-Tashi, Mohammed G. Ragab and Hitham Alhussian
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(5), 524; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9050524
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/5/524

10. “Effects of Wave-Induced Sea Ice Break-Up and Mixing in a High-Resolution Coupled Ice-Ocean Model”
by Junde Li, Alexander V. Babanin, Qingxiang Liu, Joey J. Voermans, Petra Heil and Youmin Tang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(4), 365; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040365
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/4/365

11. “Modeling Dynamic Processes of Mondego Estuary and Óbidos Lagoon Using Delft3D”
by Joana Mendes, Rui Ruela, Ana Picado, João Pedro Pinheiro, Américo Soares Ribeiro, Humberto Pereira and João Miguel Dias
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(1), 91; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9010091
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/1/91

12. “Near-Inertial Waves Induced by Typhoon Megi (2010) in the South China Sea”
by Anzhou Cao, Zheng Guo, Yunhe Pan, Jinbao Song, Hailun He and Peiliang Li
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(4), 440; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040440
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/4/440

13. “Long-Term Trends of Sea Surface Wind in the Northern South China Sea under the Background of Climate Change”
by Bo Hong and Jie Zhang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(7), 752; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9070752
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/7/752

14. “Efficient Detection of Underwater Natural Gas Pipeline Leak Based on Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) Systems”
by Nahid Nadimi, Reza Javidan and Kamran Layeghi
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(11), 1273; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9111273
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/11/1273

15. “Acoustic Presence of Dolphins through Whistles Detection in Mediterranean Shallow Waters”
by Martina Gregorietti, Elena Papale, Maria Ceraulo, Clarissa de Vita, Daniela Silvia Pace, Giorgio Tranchida, Salvatore Mazzola and Giuseppa Buscaino
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(1), 78; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9010078
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/1/78

16. “A Review of Computational Simulation Methods for a Ship Advancing in Broken Ice”
by Fang Li and Luofeng Huang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.202210(2), 165; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020165
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/165

17. “Simulating Destructive and Constructive Morphodynamic Processes in Steep Beaches”
by Katerina Kombiadou, Susana Costas and Dano Roelvink
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(1), 86; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9010086
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/1/86

18. “Increasing Trends in Air and Sea Surface Temperature in the Central Adriatic Sea (Croatia)”
by Ognjen Bonacci, Duje Bonacci, Matko Patekar and Marco Pola
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(4), 358; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040358
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/4/358

19. “From the Reef to the Ocean: Revealing the Acoustic Range of the Biophony of a Coral Reef (Moorea Island, French Polynesia)”
by Xavier Raick, Lucia Di Iorio, Cédric Gervaise, Julie Lossent, David Lecchini and Éric Parmentier
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(4), 420; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040420
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/4/420

20. “Research on Hypergeometric-Gaussian Vortex Beam Propagating under Oceanic Turbulence by Theoretical Derivation and Numerical Simulation”
by Xinguang Wang, Le Wang and Shengmei Zhao
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(4), 442; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040442
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/4/442

21. “A Wind–Wave-Dependent Sea Spray Volume Flux Model Based on Field Experiments”
by Xingkun Xu, Joey J. Voermans, Hongyu Ma, Changlong Guan and Alexander V. Babanin
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(11), 1168; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9111168
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/11/1168

22. “Numerical Investigation of Internal Solitary Wave Forces on Submarines in Continuously Stratified Fluids”
by Jingyuan Li, Qinghe Zhang and Tongqing Chen
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(12), 1374; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9121374
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/12/1374

23. “Significant Wave Height Prediction in the South China Sea Based on the ConvLSTM Algorithm”
by Lei Han, Qiyan Ji, Xiaoyan Jia, Yu Liu, Guoqing Han and Xiayan Lin
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.202210(11), 1683; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10111683
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/11/1683

24. “The Effect of Mesoscale Eddy on the Characteristic of Sound Propagation”
by Jiaqi Liu, Shengchun Piao, Lijia Gong, Minghui Zhang, Yongchao Guo and Shizhao Zhang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(8), 787; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9080787
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/8/787

25. “Analysis of Underwater Acoustic Propagation under the Influence of Mesoscale Ocean Vortices”
by Sartaj Khan, Yang Song, Jian Huang and Shengchun Piao
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(8), 799; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9080799
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/8/799

26. “Nonstationary Extreme Value Analysis of Nearshore Sea-State Parameters under the Effects of Climate Change: Application to the Greek Coastal Zone and Port Structures”
by Panagiota Galiatsatou, Christos Makris, Yannis Krestenitis and Panagiotis Prinos
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(8), 817; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9080817
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/8/817

27. “YOLO-Submarine Cable: An Improved YOLO-V3 Network for Object Detection on Submarine Cable Images”
by Yue Li, Xueting Zhang and Zhangyi Shen
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.202210(8), 1143; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10081143
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/8/1143

28. “Approaching Sea-Level Rise (SLR) Change: Strengthening Local Responses to Sea-Level Rise and Coping with Climate Change in Northern Mozambique”
by Serafino Afonso Rui Mucova, Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro, Walter Leal Filho, Carina Lurdes Lopes, João Miguel Dias and Mário Jorge Pereira
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(2), 205; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020205
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/2/205

29. “Detection and Analysis of the Causes of Intensive Harmful Algal Bloom in Kamchatka Based on Satellite Data”
by Valery Bondur, Viktor Zamshin, Olga Chvertkova, Ekaterina Matrosova and Vasilisa Khodaeva
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(10), 1092; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9101092
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/10/1092

30. “Modelling Salt Intrusion and Estuarine Plumes under Climate Change Scenarios in Two Transitional Ecosystems from the NW Atlantic Coast”
by Humberto Pereira, Magda C. Sousa, Luís R. Vieira, Fernando Morgado and João M. Dias
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.202210(2), 262; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020262
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/262

25 December 2023
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Top 30 Cited Papers in 2021–2022 from the Section “Ocean Engineering”

1. “Decarbonization in Shipping Industry: A Review of Research, Technology Development, and Innovation Proposals”
by George Mallouppas and Elias Ar. Yfantis
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(4), 415; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040415
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/4/415

2. “An Optimal BP Neural Network Track Prediction Method Based on a GA–ACO Hybrid Algorithm”
by Yuanzhou Zheng, Long Qian and Xinyu Liu
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(10), 1399; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10101399
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/10/1399

3. “Formation Control and Obstacle Avoidance Algorithm of a Multi-USV System Based on Virtual Structure and Artificial Potential Field”
by Xun Yan, Dapeng Jiang, Runlong Miao and Yulong Li
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(2), 161; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020161
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/2/161

4. “Path Planning of Coastal Ships Based on Optimized DQN Reward Function”
by Siyu Guo, Xiuguo Zhang, Yiquan Du, Yisong Zheng and Zhiying Cao
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(2), 210; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020210
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/2/210

5. “AUV Trajectory Tracking Models and Control Strategies: A Review”
by Daoliang Li and Ling Du
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(9), 1020; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9091020
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/9/1020

6. “A Review of Recent Machine Learning Advances for Forecasting Harmful Algal Blooms and Shellfish Contamination”
by Rafaela C. Cruz, Pedro Reis Costa, Susana Vinga, Ludwig Krippahl and Marta B. Lopes
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(3), 283; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030283
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/3/283

7. “Design and Implementation of 3-D Measurement Method for Container Handling Target”
by Chao Mi, Shifeng Huang, Yujie Zhang, Zhiwei Zhang and Octavian Postolache
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(12), 1961; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10121961
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/12/1961

8. “Development of a Fuel Consumption Prediction Model Based on Machine Learning Using Ship In-Service Data”
by Young-Rong Kim, Min Jung and Jun-Bum Park
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(2), 137; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020137
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/2/137

9. “Bridge Crack Semantic Segmentation Based on Improved Deeplabv3+”
by Huixuan Fu, Dan Meng, Wenhui Li and Yuchao Wang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(6), 671; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060671
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/6/671

10. “Neural Network Approach for Predicting Ship Speed and Fuel Consumption”
by Lúcia Moreira, Roberto Vettor and Carlos Guedes Soares
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(2), 119; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020119
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/2/119

11. “Ship Target Detection Algorithm Based on Improved YOLOv5”
by Junchi Zhou, Ping Jiang, Airu Zou, Xinglin Chen and Wenwu Hu
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(8), 908; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9080908
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/8/908

12. “Ship Trajectory Prediction Based on Bi-LSTM Using Spectral-Clustered AIS Data”
by Jinwan Park, Jungsik Jeong and Youngsoo Park
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(9), 1037; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9091037
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/9/1037

13. “Ship AIS Trajectory Clustering: An HDBSCAN-Based Approach”
by Lianhui Wang, Pengfei Chen, Linying Chen and Junmin Mou
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(6), 566; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060566
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/6/566

14. “Hull Shape Design Optimization with Parameter Space and Model Reductions, and Self-Learning Mesh Morphing”
by Nicola Demo, Marco Tezzele, Andrea Mola and Gianluigi Rozza
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(2), 185; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020185
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/2/185

15. “Application Research of Digital Twin-Driven Ship Intelligent Manufacturing System: Pipe Machining Production Line”
by Qingcai Wu, Yunsheng Mao, Jianxun Chen and Chong Wang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(3), 338; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030338
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/3/338

16. “Sea Surface Object Detection Algorithm Based on YOLO v4 Fused with Reverse Depthwise Separable Convolution (RDSC) for USV”
by Tao Liu, Bo Pang, Lei Zhang, Wei Yang and Xiaoqiang Sun
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(7), 753; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9070753
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/7/753

17. “A Comprehensive Review on Design, Monitoring, and Failure in Fixed Offshore Platforms”
by Nima Amiri, Mohammad Shaterabadi, Kazem Reza Kashyzadeh and Mahmoud Chizari
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(12), 1349; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9121349
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/12/1349

18. “Robust Adaptive Neural Cooperative Control for the USV-UAV Based on the LVS-LVA Guidance Principle”
by Jiqiang Li, Guoqing Zhang and Bo Li
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(1), 51; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010051
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/51

19. “Anomaly Detection in Maritime AIS Tracks: A Review of Recent Approaches”
by Konrad Wolsing, Linus Roepert, Jan Bauer and Klaus Wehrle
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(1), 112; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010112
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/112

20. “Multicriteria Ship Route Planning Method Based on Improved Particle Swarm Optimization–Genetic Algorithm”
by Wei Zhao, Yan Wang, Zhanshuo Zhang and Hongbo Wang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(4), 357; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040357
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/4/357

21. “Challenges for Zero-Emissions Ship”
by Carlos A. Reusser and Joel R. Pérez Osses
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(10), 1042; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9101042
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/10/1042

22. “Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion and Other Uses of Deep Sea Water: A Review”
by Jorge Herrera, Santiago Sierra and Asier Ibeas
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(4), 356; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040356
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/4/356

23. “Distributed Consensus of USVs under Heterogeneous UAV-USV Multi-Agent Systems Cooperative Control Scheme”
by Kai Xue and Tingyi Wu
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(11), 1314; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9111314
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/11/1314

24. “Rolling Spherical Triboelectric Nanogenerators (RS-TENG) under Low-Frequency Ocean Wave Action”
by Yuzhou Wang, Ali Matin Nazar, Jiajun Wang, Kequan Xia, Delin Wang, Xiaosheng Ji and Pengcheng Jiao
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(1), 5; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010005
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/5

25. “Review of Recent Offshore Wind Turbine Research and Optimization Methodologies in Their Design”
by Jieyan Chen and Moo-Hyun Kim
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(1), 28; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010028
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/28

26. “An Improved Ship Trajectory Prediction Based on AIS Data Using MHA-BiGRU”
by Kexin Bao, Jinqiang Bi, Miao Gao, Yue Sun, Xuefeng Zhang and Wenjia Zhang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(6), 804; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10060804
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/6/804

27. “A Manta Ray Robot with Soft Material Based Flapping Wing”
by Qimeng Liu, Hao Chen, Zhenhua Wang, Qu He, Linke Chen, Weikun Li, Ruipeng Li and Weicheng Cui
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(7), 962; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10070962
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/7/962

28. “Hydraulic Performance of Seawater Intake System Using CFD Modeling”
by Omid Aminoroayaie Yamini, Azin Movahedi, S. Hooman Mousavi, Mohammad Reza Kavianpour and Grigorios L. Kyriakopoulos
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(7), 988; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10070988
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/7/988

29. “Predicting Ship Trajectory Based on Neural Networks Using AIS Data”
by Tamara A. Volkova, Yulia E. Balykina and Alexander Bespalov
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(3), 254; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030254
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/3/254

30. “A Reference Spectrum Model for Estimating Source Levels of Marine Shipping Based on Automated Identification System Data”
by Alexander MacGillivray and Christ de Jong
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(4), 369; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040369
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/4/369

24 December 2023
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2021–2022 from the Section “Marine Aquaculture”

We are pleased to invite you to read the highly cited papers published in 2021 and 2022 by the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (JMSE, ISSN: 2077-1312) in the Section “Marine Aquaculture”. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding individuals and teams whose work inspires fellow researchers and profoundly influences the field of marine aquaculture.

1. “Effect of Different Colored LED Lighting on the Growth and Pigment Content of Isochrysis zhanjiangensis under Laboratory Conditions”
by Bu Lv, Ziling Liu, Yu Chen, Shuaiqin Lan, Jing Mao, Zhifeng Gu, Aimin Wang, Feng Yu, Xing Zheng and Hebert Ely Vasquez
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(11), 1752; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10111752
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/11/1752 

2. “Review of the Status and Developments in Seaweed Farming Infrastructure”
by Robert Maxwell Tullberg, Huu Phu Nguyen and Chien Ming Wang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(10), 1447; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10101447
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/10/1447

3. “Netting Damage Detection for Marine Aquaculture Facilities Based on Improved Mask R-CNN”
by Ziliang Zhang, Fukun Gui, Xiaoyu Qu and Dejun Feng
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(7), 996; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10070996
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/7/996

4. “Dietary Curcumin Supplementation Enhanced Ammonia Nitrogen Stress Tolerance in Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili): Growth, Serum Biochemistry and Expression of Stress-Related Genes”
by Jiawei Hong, Zhengyi Fu, Jing Hu, Shengjie Zhou, Gang Yu and Zhenhua Ma
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(11), 1796; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10111796
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/11/1796

5. “Reproductive Characteristics of the Flat Oyster Ostrea denselamellosa (Bivalvia, Ostreidae) Found on the Southern Coast of South Korea”
by Jeonghoon Han, Han-Jun Kim, Sung-Yong Oh and Young-Ung Choi
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(9), 1326; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10091326
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/9/1326

6. “Effects of Dietary Vegetable Oils Replacing Fish Oil on Fatty Acid Composition, Lipid Metabolism and Inflammatory Response in Adipose Tissue of Large Yellow Croaker (Larimichthys crocea)”
by Dan Xu, Xiaojun Xiang, Xueshan Li, Ning Xu, Wencong Zhang, Kangsen Mai and Qinghui Ai
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(11), 1760; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10111760
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/11/1760

7. “Comparative Transcriptomics of Gonads Reveals the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Gonadal Development in Giant Freshwater Prawns (Macrobrachium rosenbergii)”
by Guang Yang, Zhendong Qin, Zhijie Lu, Rishen Liang, Lijuan Zhao, Gan Pan, Li Lin and Kai Zhang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(6), 737; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10060737
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/6/737

8. “Taste Preferences and Orosensory Feed Testing Behavior in Barramundi Lates calcarifer (Latidae, Perciformes)”
by Alexander Kasumyan, Olga Isaeva and Le T. K. Oanh
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(9), 1213; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10091213
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/9/1213

9. “Daily Rhythmicity of Hepatic Rhythm, Lipid Metabolism and Immune Gene Expression of Mackerel Tuna (Euthynnus affinis) under Different Weather”
by Wenwen Wang, Jing Hu, Zhengyi Fu, Gang Yu and Zhenhua Ma
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(12), 2028; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10122028
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/12/2028

10. “Efficient Artificial Fertilization and Ovulated Egg Preservation in Kawakawa Euthynnus affinis
by Mitsuru Endoh, Ryuji Hazama, Keita Kaya, Yusuke Futamura, Sakurako Doi, Izumi Makinose, Dipak Pandey, Osamu Nishimiya, Miloš Havelka, Taiju Saito et al.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(5), 599; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10050599
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/5/599

20 December 2023
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Top 30 Cited Papers in 2021–2022 from the Section “Marine Biology”

1. “Assessment of Water Quality and Phytoplankton Structure of Eight Alexandria Beaches, Southeastern Mediterranean Sea, Egypt”
by Ahmed E. Alprol, Mohamed Ashour, Abdallah Tageldein Mansour, Othman M. Alzahrani, Samy F. Mahmoud and Samiha M. Gharib
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(12), 1328https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9121328
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/12/1328

2. “The Dietary Effects of Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) Extract on Growth, Hematological Parameters, Immunity, Antioxidant Status, and Disease Resistance of Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) against Aeromonas hydrophila
by Ghasem Rashidian, Khalid Shahin, Gehad E. Elshopakey, Heba H. Mahboub, Azin Fahim, Hiam Elabd, Marko D. Prokić and Caterina Faggio
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(3), 325; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030325
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/325

3. “Effects of the Marine Biotoxins Okadaic Acid and Dinophysistoxins on Fish”
by Mauro Corriere, Lucía Soliño and Pedro Reis Costa
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(3), 293; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030293
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/3/293

4. “Sustainable Large-Scale Aquaculture of the Northern Hemisphere Sea Lettuce, Ulva fenestrata, in an Off-Shore Seafarm”
by Sophie Steinhagen, Swantje Enge, Karin Larsson, Joakim Olsson, Göran M. Nylund, Eva Albers, Henrik Pavia, Ingrid Undeland and Gunilla B. Toth
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(6), 615; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060615
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/6/615

5. “A Global Overview of Aquaculture Food Production with a Focus on the Activity’s Development in Transitional Systems—The Case Study of a South European Country (Portugal)”
by Carolina P. Rocha, Henrique N. Cabral, João C. Marques and Ana M. M. Gonçalves
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(3), 417; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030417
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/417

6. “The Case of Lionfish (Pterois miles) in the Mediterranean Sea Demonstrates Limitations in EU Legislation to Address Marine Biological Invasions”
by Periklis Kleitou, Jason M. Hall-Spencer, Ioannis Savva, Demetris Kletou, Margarita Hadjistylli, Ernesto Azzurro, Stelios Katsanevakis, Charalampos Antoniou, Louis Hadjioannou, Niki Chartosia et al.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(3), 325; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030325
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/3/325

7. “Addressing Cetacean–Fishery Interactions to Inform a Deep-Sea Ecosystem-Based Management in the Gulf of Taranto (Northern Ionian Sea, Central Mediterranean Sea)”
by Pasquale Ricci, Elisabetta Manea, Giulia Cipriano, Daniela Cascione, Gianfranco D’Onghia, Maurizio Ingrosso, Carmelo Fanizza, Porzia Maiorano, Angelo Tursi and Roberto Carlucci
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(8), 872; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9080872
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/8/872

8. “Unprecedented Outbreak of Harmful Algae in Pacific Coastal Waters off Southeast Hokkaido, Japan, during Late Summer 2021 after Record-Breaking Marine Heatwaves”
by Hiroshi Kuroda, Tomonori Azumaya, Takashi Setou and Natsuki Hasegawa
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(12), 1335; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9121335
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/12/1335

9. “Preparation of Ciguatoxin Reference Materials from Canary Islands (Spain) and Madeira Archipelago (Portugal) Fish”
by David Castro, Pablo Estévez, José Manuel Leao-Martins, Robert W. Dickey, Natalia García-Álvarez, Fernando Real, Pedro Reis Costa and Ana Gago-Martínez
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(6), 835; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10060835
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/6/835

10. “Culture Growth of the Cyanobacterium Phormidium sp. in Various Salinity and Light Regimes and Their Influence on Its Phycocyanin and Other Pigments Content”
by George N. Hotos
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(8), 798; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9080798
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/8/798

11. “The Feasibility of Monoculture and Polyculture of Striped Catfish and Nile Tilapia in Different Proportions and Their Effects on Growth Performance, Productivity, and Financial Revenue”
by Abdallah Tageldein Mansour, Belal Wagih Allam, Tarek Mohamed Srour, Eglal Ali Omar, Abdel Aziz Mousa Nour and Hala Saber Khalil
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(6), 586; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060586
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/6/586

12. “Walleye Pollock Gadus chalcogrammus, a Species with Continuous Range from the Norwegian Sea to Korea, Japan, and California: New Records from the Siberian Arctic”
by Alexei M. Orlov, Maxim O. Rybakov, Elena V. Vedishcheva, Alexander A. Volkov and Svetlana Yu. Orlova
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(10), 1141; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9101141
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/10/1141

13. “Significant Differences in Intestinal Microbial Communities in Aquatic Animals from an Aquaculture Area”
by Fulin Sun and Zhantang Xu
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(2), 104; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020104
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/2/104

14. “The Biology of Mesopelagic Fishes and Their Catches (1950–2018) by Commercial and Experimental Fisheries”
by Daniel Pauly, Chiara Piroddi, Lincoln Hood, Nicolas Bailly, Elaine Chu, Vicky Lam, Evgeny A. Pakhomov, Leonid K. Pshenichnov, Vladimir I. Radchenko and Maria Lourdes D. Palomares
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(10), 1057; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9101057
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/10/1057

15. “The Application of UVC Used in Synergy with Surface Material to Prevent Marine Biofouling”
by Kailey N. Richard, Kelli Z. Hunsucker, Harrison Gardner, Kris Hickman and Geoffrey Swain
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(6), 662; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060662
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/6/662

16. “A Comparison of Traditional and Locally Novel Fishing Gear for the Exploitation of the Invasive Atlantic Blue Crab in the Eastern Adriatic Sea”
by Luka Glamuzina, Alexis Conides, Giorgio Mancinelli and Branko Glamuzina
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(9), 1019; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9091019
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/9/1019

17. “Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) from Submarine Power Cables Can Trigger Strength-Dependent Behavioural and Physiological Responses in Edible Crab, Cancer pagurus (L.)”
by Kevin Scott, Petra Harsanyi, Blair A. A. Easton, Althea J. R. Piper, Corentine M. V. Rochas and Alastair R. Lyndon
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(7), 776; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9070776
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/7/776

18. “Vertebrate Palaeoecology of the Pisco Formation (Miocene, Peru): Glimpses into the Ancient Humboldt Current Ecosystem”
by Alberto Collareta, Olivier Lambert, Felix G. Marx, Christian de Muizon, Rafael Varas-Malca, Walter Landini, Giulia Bosio, Elisa Malinverno, Karen Gariboldi, Anna Gioncada et al.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(11), 1188; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9111188
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/11/1188

19. “Proximate Chemical Composition of Dried Shrimp and Tilapia Waste Bioflocs Produced by Two Drying Methods”
by Tarq Binalshikh-Abubkr, Marlia M. Hanafiah and Simon Kumar Das
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(2), 193; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020193
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/2/193

20. “Modeling the Habitat Distribution of Acanthopagrus schlegelii in the Coastal Waters of the Eastern Taiwan Strait Using MAXENT with Fishery and Remote Sensing Data”
by Sheng-Yuan Teng, Nan-Jay Su, Ming-An Lee, Kuo-Wei Lan, Yi Chang, Jinn-Shing Weng, Yi-Chen Wang, Riah Irawati Sihombing and Ali Haghi Vayghan
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(12), 1442; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9121442
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/12/1442

21. “Invasive Species Control: Predation on the Alien Crab Percnon gibbesi (H. Milne Edwards, 1853) (Malacostraca: Percnidae) by the Rock Goby, Gobius paganellus Linnaeus, 1758 (Actinopterygii: Gobiidae)”
by Francesco Tiralongo, Giuseppina Messina and Bianca Maria Lombardo
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(4), 393; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040393
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/4/393

22. “Plankton Detection with Adversarial Learning and a Densely Connected Deep Learning Model for Class Imbalanced Distribution”
by Yan Li, Jiahong Guo, Xiaomin Guo, Zhiqiang Hu and Yu Tian
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(6), 636; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060636
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/6/636

23. “Environmental Impact on Harmful Species Pseudo-nitzschia spp. and Phaeocystis globosa Phenology and Niche”
by Stéphane Karasiewicz and Alain Lefebvre
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(2), 174; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020174
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/174

24. “Applying Artificial Intelligence Methods to Detect and Classify Fish Calls from the Northern Gulf of Mexico”
by Emily E. Waddell, Jeppe H. Rasmussen and Ana Širović
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(10), 1128; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9101128
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/10/1128

25. “Antibiofilm Activity of Antarctic Sponge-Associated Bacteria against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus
by Carmen Rizzo, Vincenzo Zammuto, Angelina Lo Giudice, Maria Giovanna Rizzo, Antonio Spanò, Pasqualina Laganà, Miguel Martinez, Salvatore Guglielmino and Concetta Gugliandolo
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(3), 243; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030243
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/3/243

26. “Tracking Marine Alien Macroalgae in the Mediterranean Sea: The Contribution of Citizen Science and Remote Sensing”
by Anna Maria Mannino, Flavio Borfecchia and Carla Micheli
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(3), 288; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030288
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/3/288

27. “Stock Assessment and Rebuilding of Two Major Shrimp Fisheries (Penaeus monodon and Metapenaeus monoceros) from the Industrial Fishing Zone of Bangladesh”
by Mohammed Shahidul Alam, Qun Liu, Petra Schneider, Mohammad Mojibul Hoque Mozumder, Mohammad Muslem Uddin, Md. Mostafa Monwar, Md. Enamul Hoque and Suman Barua
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(2), 201; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020201
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/201

28. “The Effect of Various Salinities and Light Intensities on the Growth Performance of Five Locally Isolated Microalgae [Amphidinium carterae, Nephroselmis sp., Tetraselmis sp. (var. red pappas), Asteromonas gracilis and Dunaliella sp.] in Laboratory Batch Cultures”
by George N. Hotos and Despoina Avramidou
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(11), 1275; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9111275
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/11/1275

29. “Microalgae-Based PUFAs for Food and Feed: Current Applications, Future Possibilities, and Constraints”
by Anna Santin, Sergio Balzano, Monia Teresa Russo, Fortunato Palma Esposito, Maria Immacolata Ferrante, Martina Blasio, Elena Cavalletti and Angela Sardo
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(7), 844; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10070844
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/7/844

30. “Relationship between the Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Squid-Jigging Vessels Operations and Marine Environment in the North Pacific Ocean”
by Yingjie Fei, Shenglong Yang, Wei Fan, Huimin Shi, Han Zhang and Sanling Yuan
J. Mar. Sci. Eng202110(4), 550; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10040550
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/4/550

20 December 2023
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Top 15 Cited Papers in 2021–2022 from the Section “Marine Energy”

1. “A Review of Maximum Power Point Tracking Algorithms for Wind Energy Conversion Systems”
by Jayshree Pande, Paresh Nasikkar, Ketan Kotecha and Vijayakumar Varadarajan
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(11), 1187https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9111187
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/11/1187

2. “A Review of Point Absorber Wave Energy Converters”
by Bingyong Guo, Tianyao Wang, Siya Jin, Shunli Duan, Kunde Yang and Yaming Zhao
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(10), 1534; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10101534
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/10/1534

3. “Technological Potential Analysis and Vacant Technology Forecasting in Properties and Composition of Low-Sulfur Marine Fuel Oil (VLSFO and ULSFO) Bunkered in Key World Ports”
by Mikhail A. Ershov, Vsevolod D. Savelenko, Alisa E. Makhmudova, Ekaterina S. Rekhletskaya, Ulyana A. Makhova, Vladimir M. Kapustin, Daria Y. Mukhina and Tamer M. M. Abdellatief
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(12), 1828; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10121828
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/12/1828

4. “Recent Progress on Wave Energy Marine Buoys”
by Ruijiang Xu, Hao Wang, Ziyue Xi, Weichen Wang and Minyi Xu
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(5), 566; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10050566
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/5/566

5. “Site Selection of Offshore Solar Farm Deployment in the Aegean Sea, Greece”
by Dimitra G. Vagiona, George Tzekakis, Eva Loukogeorgaki and Nikolaos Karanikolas
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(2), 224; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020224
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/224

6. “Enabling Underwater Wireless Power Transfer towards Sixth Generation (6G) Wireless Networks: Opportunities, Recent Advances, and Technical Challenges”
by Syed Agha Hassnain Mohsan, Muhammad Asghar Khan, Alireza Mazinani, Mohammed H. Alsharif and Ho-Shin Cho
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(9), 1282; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10091282
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/9/1282

7. “Reduction of Sulphur in Marine Residual Fuels by Deasphalting to Produce VLSFO”
by Radel Sultanbekov, Kirill Denisov, Aleksei Zhurkevich and Shamil Islamov
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(11), 1765; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10111765
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/11/1765

8. “Failure Rate Assessment for Onshore and Floating Offshore Wind Turbines”
by He Li, Weiwen Peng, Cheng-Geng Huang and C. Guedes Soares
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(12), 1965; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10121965
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/12/1965

9. “Pore-Scale Investigation of the Electrical Property and Saturation Exponent of Archie’s Law in Hydrate-Bearing Sediments”
by Jinhuan Zhao, Changling Liu, Chengfeng Li, Yongchao Zhang, Qingtao Bu, Nengyou Wu, Yang Liu and Qiang Chen
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(1), 111; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010111
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/111

10. “Application of the UNIFAC Model for the Low-Sulfur Residue Marine Fuel Asphaltenes Solubility Calculation”
by Vladimir G. Povarov, Ignaty Efimov, Ksenia I. Smyshlyaeva and Viacheslav A. Rudko
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(8), 1017; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10081017
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/8/1017

11. “Capabilities of an Acoustic Camera to Inform Fish Collision Risk with Current Energy Converter Turbines”
by Garrett J. Staines, Robert P. Mueller, Andrew C. Seitz, Mark D. Evans, Patrick W. O’Byrne and Martin Wosnik
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(4), 483; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10040483
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/4/483

12. “Harnessing of Different WECs to Harvest Wave Energy along the Galician Coast (NW Spain)”
by Beatriz Arguilé-Pérez, Américo Soares Ribeiro, Xurxo Costoya, Maite deCastro, Pablo Carracedo, João Miguel Dias, Liliana Rusu and Moncho Gómez-Gesteira
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(6), 719; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10060719
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/6/719

13. “Bearing Characteristics of Helical Pile Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines in Sandy Soil”
by Yifeng Lin, Jiandong Xiao, Conghuan Le, Puyang Zhang, Qingshan Chen and Hongyan Ding
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(7), 889; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10070889
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/7/889

14. “A Review of Natural Gas Hydrate Formation with Amino Acids”
by Bo Li, You-Yun Lu and Yuan-Le Li
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(8), 1134; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10081134
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/8/1134

15. “A Solution to Sand Production from Natural Gas Hydrate Deposits with Radial Wells: Combined Gravel Packing and Sand Screen”
by Kailey N. Richard, Kelli Z. Hunsucker, Harrison Gardner, Kris Hickman and Geoffrey Swain
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(1), 71; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010071
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/71

19 December 2023
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Top 30 Cited Papers in 2021–2022 from the Section “Geological Oceanography”

We are pleased to invite you to read the highly cited papers published in 2021–2022 by the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (JMSE, ISSN: 2077-1312) in the Section “Geological Oceanography”. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding individuals and teams whose work inspires fellow researchers and profoundly influences the field of marine science.

1. “Depositional Sedimentary Facies, Stratigraphic Control, Paleoecological Constraints, and Paleogeographic Reconstruction of Late Permian Chhidru Formation (Western Salt Range, Pakistan)”
by Syed Kamran Ali, Hammad Tariq Janjuhah, Syed Muzyan Shahzad, George Kontakiotis, Muhammad Hussain Saleem, Usman Khan, Stergios D. Zarkogiannis, Panayota Makri and Assimina Antonarakou
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(12), 1372; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9121372
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/12/1372

2. “Recent Technological and Methodological Advances for the Investigation of Submarine Landslides”
by Zhigang Shan, Hao Wu, Weida Ni, Miaojun Sun, Kuanjun Wang, Liuyuan Zhao, Yihuai Lou, An Liu, Wei Xie, Xing Zheng et al.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(11), 1728; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10111728
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/11/1728

3. “The Tsunami Caused by the 30 October 2020 Samos (Aegean Sea) Mw7.0 Earthquake: Hydrodynamic Features, Source Properties and Impact Assessment from Post-Event Field Survey and Video Records”
by Ioanna Triantafyllou, Marilia Gogou, Spyridon Mavroulis, Efthymios Lekkas, Gerassimos A. Papadopoulos and Manolis Thravalos
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(1), 68; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9010068
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/1/68

4. “Natural Processes and Anthropogenic Activity in the Indus River Sedimentary Environment in Pakistan: A Critical Review”
by Usman Khan, Hammad Tariq Janjuhah, George Kontakiotis, Adnanul Rehman and Stergios D. Zarkogiannis
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(10), 1109; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9101109
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/10/1109

5. “Strategic Sustainability of Offshore Arctic Oil and Gas Projects: Definition, Principles, and Conceptual Framework”
by Diana Dmitrieva, Alina Cherepovitsyna, Gennady Stroykov and Victoria Solovyova
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(1), 23; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010023
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/23

6. “Sedimentology and Diagenesis of the Early–Middle Eocene Carbonate Deposits of the Ceno-Tethys Ocean”
by Ahmer Bilal, Renchao Yang, Muhammad Saleem Mughal, Hammad Tariq Janjuhah, Muhammad Zaheer and George Kontakiotis
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(11), 1794; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10111794
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/11/1794

7. “Relative Sea Level Changes and Morphotectonic Implications Triggered by the Samos Earthquake of 30th October 2020”
by Evelpidou, Niki, Anna Karkani and Isidoros Kampolis
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(1), 40; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9010040
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/1/40

8. “Prediction of Water Saturation from Well Log Data by Machine Learning Algorithms: Boosting and Super Learner”
by Fahimeh Hadavimoghaddam, Mehdi Ostadhassan, Mohammad Ali Sadri, Tatiana Bondarenko, Igor Chebyshev and Amir Semnani
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(6), 666; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060666
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/6/666

9. “Ecological Constraints of Plankton Bio-Indicators for Water Column Stratification and Productivity: A Case Study of the Holocene North Aegean Sedimentary Record”
by Christina Giamali, George Kontakiotis, Assimina Antonarakou and Efterpi Koskeridou
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(11), 1249; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9111249
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/11/1249

10. “Integrated Porosity Classification and Quantification Scheme for Enhanced Carbonate Reservoir Quality: Implications from the Miocene Malaysian Carbonates”
by Hammad Tariq Janjuhah, George Kontakiotis, Abdul Wahid, Dost Muhammad Khan, Stergios D. Zarkogiannis and Assimina Antonarakou
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(12), 1410; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9121410
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/12/1410

11. “Geochronology and Geochemical Properties of Mid-Pleistocene Sediments on the Caiwei Guyot in the Northwest Pacific Imply a Surface-to-Deep Linkage”
by Liang Yi, Haifeng Wang, Xiguang Deng, Haifan Yuan, Dong Xu and Huiqiang Yao
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(3), 253; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030253
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/3/253

12. “The Future of Russian Arctic Oil and Gas Projects: Problems of Assessing the Prospects”
by Amina Chanysheva and Alina Ilinova
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(5), 528; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9050528
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/5/528

13. “Iron-Coupled Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane in Marine Sediments: A Review”
by Hailin Yang, Shan Yu and Hailong Lu
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(8), 875; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9080875
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/8/875

14. “Normalized Stress–Strain Behavior of Deep-Sea Soft Soils in the Northern South China Sea”
by Ying Yang, Hailei Kou, Zhenghui Li, Yonggang Jia and Chaoqi Zhu
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(8), 1142; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10081142
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/8/1142

15. “Morpho-Structural Setting of the Ligurian Sea: The Role of Structural Heritage and Neotectonic Inversion”
by Danilo Morelli, Michele Locatelli, Nicola Corradi, Paola Cianfarra, Laura Crispini, Laura Federico and Sébastien Migeon
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(9), 1176; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10091176
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/9/1176

16. “Latitudinal Differentiation among Modern Planktonic Foraminiferal Populations of Central Mediterranean: Species–Specific Distribution Patterns and Size Variability”
by George Kontakiotis, Eirini Efstathiou, Stergios D. Zarkogiannis, Evangelia Besiou and Assimina Antonarakou
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(5), 551; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9050551
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/5/551

17. “Analysis of Seismic Damage Zones: A Case Study of the Ordovician Formation in the Shunbei 5 Fault Zone, Tarim Basin, China”
by Zhan Zhao, Jingtao Liu, Wenlong Ding, Ruiqiang Yang and Gang Zhao
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(6), 630; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060630
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/6/630

18. “Effects of Clay Mineral Composition on the Dynamic Properties and Fabric of Artificial Marine Clay”
by Yi Shan, Xing Wang, Jie Cui, Haihong Mo and Yadong Li
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(11), 1216; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9111216
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/11/1216

19. “Late Quaternary Marine Terraces and Tectonic Uplift Rates of the Broader Neapolis Area (SE Peloponnese, Greece)”
by Efthimios Karymbalis, Konstantinos Tsanakas, Ioannis Tsodoulos, Kalliopi Gaki-Papanastassiou, Dimitrios Papanastassiou, Dimitrios-Vasileios Batzakis and Konstantinos Stamoulis
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(1), 99; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010099
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/99

20. “Mechanisms for Overpressure Development in Marine Sediments”
by Chong Li, Linsen Zhan and Hailong Lu
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(4), 490; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10040490
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/4/490

21. “Sedimentary and Diagenetic Controls across the Cretaceous—Paleogene Transition: New Paleoenvironmental Insights of the External Ionian Zone from the Pelagic Carbonates of the Gardiki Section (Epirus, Western Greece)”
by Leonidas Moforis, George Kontakiotis, Hammad Tariq Janjuhah, Alexandra Zambetakis-Lekkas, Dimitrios Galanakis, Panagiotis Paschos, Christos Kanellopoulos, Sotirios Sboras, Evangelia Besiou, Vasileios Karakitsios et al.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(12), 1948; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10121948
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/12/1948

22. “New Seismoacoustic Data on Shallow Gas in Holocene Marine Shelf Sediments, Offshore from the Cilento Promontory (Southern Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)”
by Gemma Aiello and Mauro Caccavale
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(12), 1992; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10121992
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/12/1992

23. “Sediment Characteristics and Intertidal Beach Slopes along the Jiangsu Coast, China”
by Yu Kuai, Jianfeng Tao, Zaiyang Zhou, Stefan Aarninkhof and Zheng Bing Wang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(3), 347; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030347
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/3/347

24. “Investigation of Adequate Calibration Methods for X-ray Fluorescence Core Scanning Element Count Data: A Case Study of a Marine Sediment Piston Core from the Gulf of Alaska”
by Md Nurunnabi Mondal, Keiji Horikawa, Osamu Seki, Katsuya Nejigaki, Hideki Minami, Masafumi Murayama and Yusuke Okazaki
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(5), 540; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9050540
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/5/540

25. “Fish Teeth Sr Isotope Stratigraphy and Nd Isotope Variations: New Insights on REY Enrichments in Deep-Sea Sediments in the Pacific”
by Fenlian Wang, Gaowen He, Xiguang Deng, Yong Yang and Jiangbo Ren
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(12), 1379; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9121379
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/12/1379

26. “Organic Matter Burial in Deep-Sea Fans: A Depositional Process-Based Perspective”
by Arif Hussain and Khalid Al-Ramadan
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(5), 682; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10050682
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/5/682

27. “Organic Geochemical Signatures of the Upper Miocene (Tortonian—Messinian) Sedimentary Succession Onshore Crete Island, Greece: Implications for Hydrocarbon Prospectivity”
by Angelos G. Maravelis, George Kontakiotis, Spyridon Bellas, Assimina Antonarakou, Chrysanthos Botziolis, Hammad Tariq Janjuhah, Panayota Makri, Pierre Moissette, Jean-Jacques Cornée, Nikolaos Pasadakis et al.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(9), 1323; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10091323
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/9/1323

28. “Characterizing Gas Hydrate–Bearing Marine Sediments Using Elastic Properties—Part 1: Rock Physical Modeling and Inversion from Well Logs”
by Zhiqi Guo, Xiaoyu Lv, Cai Liu, Haifeng Chen and Zhiguang Cai
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(10), 1379; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10101379
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/10/1379

29. “Deep Structure, Tectonics and Petroleum Potential of the Western Sector of the Russian Arctic”
by Alexey S. Egorov, Oleg M. Prischepa, Yury V. Nefedov, Vladimir A. Kontorovich and Ilya Y. Vinokurov
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(3), 258; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030258
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/3/258

30. “Stability Characteristics of Horizontal Wells in the Exploitation of Hydrate-Bearing Clayey-Silt Sediments”
by Xiaofeng Sun, Qiaobo Hu, Yanlong Li, Mingtao Chen and Yajuan Zhang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(12), 1935; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10121935
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/12/1935

19 December 2023
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Top 30 Cited Papers in 2021–2022 from the “Marine Environmental Science” Section

1. “Uncertainties in Liner Shipping and Ship Schedule Recovery: A State-of-the-Art Review”
by Zeinab Elmi, Prashant Singh, Vamshi Krishna Meriga, Krzysztof Goniewicz, Marta Borowska-Stefańska, Szymon Wiśniewski and Maxim A. Dulebenets
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(5), 563; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10050563
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/5/563

2. “Environmental Impacts and Challenges Associated with Oil Spills on Shorelines”
by Zunaira Asif, Zhi Chen, Chunjiang An and Jinxin Dong
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(6), 762; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10060762
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/6/762

3. “Towards Risk Assessments of Microplastics in Bivalve Mollusks Globally”
by Jinfeng Ding, Yunmei Sun, Changfei He, Jingxi Li and Fengmin Li
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(2), 288; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020288
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/288

4. “Occurrence of Microplastics in the Gastrointestinal Tract and Gills of Fish from Guangdong, South China”
by Zhengkun Pan, Chaonan Zhang, Shaodan Wang, Di Sun, Aiguo Zhou, Shaolin Xie, Guohuan Xu and Jixing Zou
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(9), 981; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9090981
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/9/981

5. “Management and Sustainable Exploitation of Marine Environments through Smart Monitoring and Automation”
by Francesca Glaviano, Roberta Esposito, Anna Di Cosmo, Francesco Esposito, Luca Gerevini, Andrea Ria, Mario Molinara, Paolo Bruschi, Maria Costantini and Valerio Zupo
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(2), 297; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020297
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/297

6. “Occurrence and Seasonal Variation of Microplastics in the Effluent from Wastewater Treatment Plants in Qingdao, China”
by Fenghua Jiang, Menghui Wang, Jinfeng Ding, Wei Cao and Chengjun Sun
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(1), 58; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010058
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/58

7. “Main Threats in Mediterranean Coastal Wetlands. The Ebro Delta Case”
by Inmaculada Rodríguez-Santalla and Nuria Navarro
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(11), 1190; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9111190
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/11/1190

8. “Depth Profiles of Microplastics in Sediment Cores from Two Mangrove Forests in Northern Vietnam”
by Luu Viet Dung, Truong Huu Duc, Le Thi Khanh Linh, Trinh Thi Dieu Ly, Hoang Anh Duong and Nguyen Thi My Hao
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(12), 1381; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9121381
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/12/1381

9. “Effects of Land Use/Land Cover Changes on Carbon Storage in North African Coastal Wetlands”
by Rajaa Aitali, Maria Snoussi, Alexander S. Kolker, Bouchra Oujidi and Nadia Mhammdi
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(3), 364; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030364
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/364

10. “The Occurrence of Microplastics in Sediment Cores from Two Mangrove Areas in Southern Thailand”
by Siriporn Pradit, Prakrit Noppradit, Pei-Sun Loh, Thongchai Nitiratsuwan, Thi Phuong Quynh Le, Chantha Oeurng, Che Abd Rahim Mohamed, Choon Weng Lee, Xixi Lu, Gusti Z. Anshari et al.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(3), 418; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030418
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/418

11. “Behavioral Pattern of Risso’s Dolphin (Grampus griseus) in the Gulf of Taranto (Northern Ionian Sea, Central-Eastern Mediterranean Sea)”
by Giulia Cipriano, Roberto Carlucci, Stefano Bellomo, Francesca Cornelia Santacesaria, Carmelo Fanizza, Pasquale Ricci and Rosalia Maglietta
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(2), 175; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020175
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/175

12. “First Concurrent Measurement of Primary Production in the Yellow Sea, the South Sea of Korea, and the East/Japan Sea, 2018”
by Hyo-Keun Jang, Seok-Hyun Youn, Huitae Joo, Yejin Kim, Jae-Joong Kang, Dabin Lee, Naeun Jo, Kwanwoo Kim, Myung-Joon Kim, Soohyun Kim et al.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(11), 1237; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9111237
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/11/1237

13. “Climate Change Impacts on Coastal and Offshore Petroleum Infrastructure and the Associated Oil Spill Risk: A Review”
by Jinxin Dong, Zunaira Asif, Yarong Shi, Yinying Zhu and Zhi Chen
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(7), 849; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10070849
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/7/849

14. “Alternative Power Options for Improvement of the Environmental Friendliness of Fishing Trawlers”
by Marija Koričan, Maja Perčić, Nikola Vladimir, Neven Alujević and Ailong Fan
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(12), 1882; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10121882
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/12/1882

15. “Evaluating eDNA for Use within Marine Environmental Impact Assessments”
by Shawn Hinz, Jennifer Coston-Guarini, Michael Marnane and Jean-Marc Guarini
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(3), 375; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030375
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/375

16. “The Formulation, Development and Application of Oil Dispersants”
by Majid D. Farahani and Ying Zheng
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(3), 425; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030425
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/425

17. “Chlamydomonas Responses to Salinity Stress and Possible Biotechnological Exploitation”
by Emma Bazzani, Chiara Lauritano, Olga Mangoni, Francesco Bolinesi and Maria Saggiomo
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(11), 1242; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9111242
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/11/1242

18. “The Sub-Ice Algal Communities of the Barents Sea Pack Ice: Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Biomass and Species”
by Else Nøst Hegseth and Cecilie von Quillfeldt
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(2), 164; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020164
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/164

19. “Lagrangian Modeling of Marine Microplastics Fate and Transport: The State of the Science”
by Mostafa Bigdeli, Abdolmajid Mohammadian, Abolghasem Pilechi and Mercedeh Taheri
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(4), 481; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10040481
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/4/481

20. “Ocean Acidification and Direct Interactions Affect Coral, Macroalga, and Sponge Growth in the Florida Keys”
by Heather N. Page, Clay Hewett, Hayden Tompkins and Emily R. Hall
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(7), 739; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9070739
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/7/739

21. “The Arid Coastal Wetlands of Northern Chile: Towards an Integrated Management of Highly Threatened Systems”
by Nuria Navarro, Manuel Abad, Estefanía Bonnail and Tatiana Izquierdo
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(9), 948; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9090948
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/9/948

22. “Definition of an Artificial Reef Unit through Hydrodynamic and Structural (CFD and FEM) Models—Application to the Ares-Betanzos Estuary”
by María Isabel Lamas Galdo, María Jesús Rodríguez Guerreiro, Javier Lamas Vigo, Ismael Ameneiros Rodriguez, Ricardo Veira Lorenzo, Juan Carlos Carral Couce and Luis Carral Couce
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(2), 230; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020230
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/230

23. “Review of Hollow Fiber (HF) Membrane Filtration Technology for the Treatment of Oily Wastewater: Applications and Challenges”
by Mahsa Keyvan Hosseini, Lei Liu, Parisa Keyvan Hosseini, Anisha Bhattacharyya, Kenneth Lee, Jiahe Miao and Bing Chen
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(9), 1313; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10091313
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/9/1313

24. “Distribution and Bioaccumulation of Essential and Toxic Metals in Tissues of Thaila (Catla catla) from a Natural Lake, Pakistan and Its Possible Health Impact on Consumers”
by Muhammad Saleem, Javed Iqbal, Zongbo Shi, Scott H. Garrett and Munir H. Shah
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(7), 933; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10070933
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/7/933

25. “Use of Sediqualsoft® to Determine the Toxicity of Cigarette Butts to Marine Species: A Weather Simulation Test”
by Manuela Piccardo, Francesca Provenza, Serena Anselmi, Andrea Broccoli, Antonio Terlizzi and Monia Renzi
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(7), 734; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9070734
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/7/734

26. “Seasonal Compositions of Size-Fractionated Surface Phytoplankton Communities in the Yellow Sea”
by Yejin Kim, Seok-Hyun Youn, Hyun-Ju Oh, Huitae Joo, Hyo-Keun Jang, Jae-Joong Kang, Dabin Lee, Naeun Jo, Kwanwoo Kim, Sanghoon Park et al.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(8), 1087; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10081087
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/8/1087

27. “Zonal Distribution Characteristics of Microplastics in the Southern Indian Ocean and the Influence of Ocean Current”
by Jingxi Li, Fenglei Gao, Di Zhang, Wei Cao and Chang Zhao
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(2), 290; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020290
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/290

28. “Trends in Vessel Atmospheric Emissions in the Central Mediterranean over the Last 10 Years and during the COVID-19 Outbreak”
by Martin Saliba, Francelle Azzopardi, Rebecca Muscat, Marvic Grima, Alexander Smyth, Jukka-Pekka Jalkanen, Lasse Johansson, Alan Deidun, Adam Gauci, Charles Galdies et al.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(7), 762; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9070762
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/7/762

29. “Artificial Seaweed Reefs That Support the Establishment of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Beds and Facilitate Ocean Macroalgal Afforestation: A Review”
by Somi Jung, Than Van Chau, Minju Kim and Won-Bae Na
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(9), 1184; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10091184
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/9/1184

30. “Long-Term Petroleum Hydrocarbons Pollution after a Coastal Oil Spill”
by Weijun Guo, Xinggang Wang, Sihong Liu, Xiangpeng Kong, Pengcheng Wang and Tiaojian Xu
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(10), 1380; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10101380
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/10/1380

19 December 2023
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2021–2022 from the “Marine Hazards” Section

1. “Future Changes in Built Environment Risk to Coastal Flooding, Permanent Inundation and Coastal Erosion Hazards”
by Scott A. Stephens, Ryan Paulik, Glen Reeve, Sanjay Wadhwa, Ben Popovich, Tom Shand and Rebecca Haughey
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(9), 1011; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9091011
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/9/1011

2. “The Impact of Marine Engine Component Failures upon an Explosion in the Starting Air Manifold”
by Leszek Chybowski, Daniel Wiaterek and Andrzej Jakubowski
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(12), 1850; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10121850
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/12/1850

3. “Numerical Study on Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Cold Front-Induced Waves along the Southeastern Coast of China”
by Pinyan Xu, Yunfei Du, Qiao Zheng, Zhumei Che and Jicai Zhang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(12), 1452; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9121452
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/12/1452

4. “A Review of Disturbances to the Ecosystems of the Mexican Caribbean, Their Causes and Consequences”
by Izchel Gómez, Rodolfo Silva, Debora Lithgow, Janner Rodríguez, Anastazia Teresa Banaszak and Brigitta van Tussenbroek
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(5), 644; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10050644
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/5/644

5. “Tsunami Vulnerability Evaluation for a Small Ancient Village on Eastern Sicily Coast”
by Carlo Lo Re, Giorgio Manno, Mirko Basile, Marco Filippo Ferrotto, Liborio Cavaleri and Giuseppe Ciraolo
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(2), 268; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020268
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/268

6. “Assessment of the Vulnerability of the Lucana Coastal Zones (South Italy) to Natural Hazards”
by Corinne Corbau, Michele Greco, Giovanni Martino, Elisabetta Olivo and Umberto Simeoni
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(7), 888; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10070888
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/7/888

7. “Storm Surge Forecast Using an Encoder–Decoder Recurrent Neural Network Model”
by Zhangping Wei and Hai Cong Nguyen
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(12), 1980; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10121980
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/12/1980

8. “Modern Techniques for Flood Susceptibility Estimation across the Deltaic Region (Danube Delta) from the Black Sea’s Romanian Sector”
by Anca Crăciun, Romulus Costache, Alina Bărbulescu, Subodh Chandra Pal, Iulia Costache and Cristian Ștefan Dumitriu
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(8), 1149; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10081149
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/8/1149

9. “Assessment of Chemical Risks Associated with Hydrometeorological Phenomena in a Mexican Port on the Gulf of Mexico”
by Guadalupe Isabel Lara Carvajal, Rodolfo Sosa Echeverría, Víctor Magaña, Georgina Fernández Villagómez and Jonathan D. W. Kahl
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(10), 1518; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10101518
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/10/1518

10. “Similarity Calculation of Sudden Natural Disaster Cases with Fused Case Hierarchy—Taking Storm Surge Disasters as Examples”
by Cheng Cheng, Qingtian Zeng, Hua Zhao and Shansong Wang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(9), 1218; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10091218
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/9/1218

18 December 2023
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Top 30 Cited Papers in 2021–2022 from the “Coastal Engineering” Section

1. “Coupled SPH–FEM Modeling of Tsunami-Borne Large Debris Flow and Impact on Coastal Structures”
by Anis Hasanpour, Denis Istrati and Ian Buckle
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(10), 1068https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9101068
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/10/1068

2. “Research of the Influence of Marine Residual Fuel Composition on Sedimentation Due to Incompatibility”
by Radel Sultanbekov, Shamil Islamov, Dmitry Mardashov, Ilia Beloglazov and Tor Hemmingsen
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(10), 1067; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9101067
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/10/1067

3. “Assessment of Extreme Wave Impact on Coastal Decks with Different Geometries via the Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian Method”
by Tao Xiang and Denis Istrati
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(12), 1342; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9121342
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/12/1342

4. “Discretization-Strategy-Based Solution for Berth Allocation and Quay Crane Assignment Problem”
by Min Tang, Bin Ji, Xiaoping Fang and Samson S. Yu
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(4), 495; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10040495
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/4/495

5. “Application of the Machine Learning LightGBM Model to the Prediction of the Water Levels of the Lower Columbia River”
by Min Gan, Shunqi Pan, Yongping Chen, Chen Cheng, Haidong Pan and Xian Zhu
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(5), 496; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9050496
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/5/496

6. “Long-Term Shoreline Evolution Using DSAS Technique: A Case Study of Quang Nam Province, Vietnam”
by Dinh Nhat Quang, Vu Huong Ngan, Ho Sy Tam, Nguyen Trung Viet, Nguyen Xuan Tinh and Hitoshi Tanaka
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(10), 1124; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9101124
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/10/1124

7. “Dynamical Downscaling of ERA5 Data on the North-Western Mediterranean Sea: From Atmosphere to High-Resolution Coastal Wave Climate”
by Valentina Vannucchi, Stefano Taddei, Valerio Capecchi, Michele Bendoni and Carlo Brandini
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(2), 208; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020208
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/2/208

8. “Wave Dissipation and Sediment Transport Patterns during Shoreface Nourishment towards Equilibrium”
by Yuan Li, Chi Zhang, Yu Cai, Mingxiao Xie, Hongshuai Qi and Yigang Wang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(5), 535; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9050535
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/5/535

9. “Prediction of Significant Wave Height in Offshore China Based on the Machine Learning Method”
by Zhijie Feng, Po Hu, Shuiqing Li and Dongxue Mo
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(6), 836; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10060836
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/6/836

10. “Investigating Spatial Distribution of Green-Tide in the Yellow Sea in 2021 Using Combined Optical and SAR Images”
by Yufei Ma, Kapo Wong, Jin Yeu Tsou and Yuanzhi Zhang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(2), 127; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020127
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/127

11. “Coastal Vulnerability: A Brief Review on Integrated Assessment in Southeast Asia”
by Noorashikin Md Noor and Khairul Nizam Abdul Maulud
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(5), 595; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10050595
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/5/595

12. “Morphodynamic Evolution of a Nourished Beach with Artificial Sandbars: Field Observations and Numerical Modeling”
by Cuiping Kuang, Xuejian Han, Jiabo Zhang, Qingping Zou and Boling Dong
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20229(3), 245; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030245
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/3/245

13. “Reinterpreting the Bruun Rule in the Context of Equilibrium Shoreline Models”
by Maurizio D’Anna, Deborah Idier, Bruno Castelle, Sean Vitousek and Goneri Le Cozannet
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(9), 974; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9090974
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/9/974

14. “Beach Response to a Shoreface Nourishment (Aveiro, Portugal)”
by Diogo Mendes, Joaquim Pais-Barbosa, Paulo Baptista, Paulo A. Silva, Cristina Bernardes and Celso Pinto
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(10), 1112; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9101112
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/10/1112

15. “Morphological Development and Behaviour of a Shoreface Nourishment in the Portuguese Western Coast”
by Celso Aleixo Pinto, Rui Taborda, César Andrade, Paulo Baptista, Paulo Alves Silva, Diogo Mendes and Joaquim Pais-Barbosa
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(2), 146; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020146
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/146

16. “Hydrodynamic Efficiency of a Wave Energy Converter in Front of an Orthogonal Breakwater”
by Dimitrios N. Konispoliatis and Spyridon A. Mavrakos
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(1), 94; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9010094
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/1/94

17. “Numerical Analysis of Storm Surges on Canada’s Western Arctic Coastline”
by Joseph Kim, Enda Murphy, Ioan Nistor, Sean Ferguson and Mitchel Provan
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(3), 326; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030326
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/3/326

18. “A Study of Wave-Induced Effects on Sea Surface Temperature Simulations during Typhoon Events”
by Zhanfeng Sun, Weizeng Shao, Wupeng Yu and Jun Li
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(6), 622; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060622
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/6/622

19. “Machine Learning Based Moored Ship Movement Prediction”
by Carlos Gervasio Rodríguez, María Isabel Lamas, Juan de Dios Rodríguez and Amr Abbas
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(8), 800; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9080800
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/8/800

20. “Water Circulation and Transport Time Scales in the Beagle Channel, Southernmost Tip of South America”
by Andrea Cucco, Jacobo Martín, Giovanni Quattrocchi, Harold Fenco, Georg Umgiesser and Daniel Alfredo Fernández
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(7), 941; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10070941
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/7/941

21. “The Importance of Geotechnical Evaluation and Shoreline Evolution in Coastal Vulnerability Index Calculations”
by Vasileios Boumboulis, Dionysios Apostolopoulos, Nikolaos Depountis and Konstantinos Nikolakopoulos
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(4), 423; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040423
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/4/423

22. “Development History of the Numerical Simulation of Tides in the East Asian Marginal Seas: An Overview”
by Zexun Wei, Haidong Pan, Tengfei Xu, Yonggang Wang and Jian Wang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.202210(7), 984; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10070984
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/7/984

23. “Remote Sensing-Based Automatic Detection of Shoreline Position: A Case Study in Apulia Region”
by Anna Spinosa, Alex Ziemba, Alessandra Saponieri, Leonardo Damiani and Ghada El Serafy
J. Mar. Sci. Eng.20219(6), 575; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060575
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/6/575

24. “Open Digital Shoreline Analysis System: ODSAS v1.0”
by Alejandro Gómez-Pazo, Andres Payo, María Victoria Paz-Delgado and Miguel A. Delgadillo-Calzadilla
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(1), 26; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010026
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/26

25. “Modelling Cross-Shore Shoreline Change on Multiple Timescales and Their Interactions”
by Rob Schepper, Rafael Almar, Erwin Bergsma, Sierd de Vries, Ad Reniers, Mark Davidson and Kristen Splinter
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(6), 582; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060582
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/6/582

26. “Observed Changes of a Mega Feeder Nourishment in a Coastal Cell: Five Years of Sand Engine Morphodynamics”
by Bart Roest, Sierd de Vries, Matthieu de Schipper and Stefan Aarninkhof
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(1), 37; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9010037
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/1/37

27. “Assessment of the Performance of an Artificial Reef Made of Modular Elements through Small Scale Experiments”
by Dea Cardenas-Rojas, Edgar Mendoza, Mireille Escudero and Manuel Verduzco-Zapata
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(2), 130; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020130
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/2/130

28. “A Coupled Macroscopic and Mesoscopic Creep Model of Soft Marine Soil Using a Directional Probability Entropy Approach”
by Cuiying Zhou, Guangjun Cui, Wanyi Liang, Zhen Liu and Lihai Zhang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(2), 224; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020224
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/2/224

29. “Beach Monitoring and Morphological Response in the Presence of Coastal Defense Strategies at Riccione (Italy)”
by Claudia Romagnoli, Flavia Sistilli, Luigi Cantelli, Margherita Aguzzi, Nunzio De Nigris, Maurizio Morelli, Maria Gabriella Gaeta and Renata Archetti
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 20219(8), 851; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9080851
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/8/851

30. “A Coastal Flood Early-Warning System Based on Offshore Sea State Forecasts and Artificial Neural Networks”
by Michalis Chondros, Anastasios Metallinos, Andreas Papadimitriou, Constantine Memos and Vasiliki Tsoukala
J. Mar. Sci. Eng20219(11), 1272; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9111272
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/11/1272

15 December 2023
Meet Us at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2024 (OSM24), 18–23 February 2024, New Orleans, USA


MDPI will be attending the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2024 (OSM24), which will be held from 18 to 23 February 2024 in New Orleans, USA, and online. The conference is co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and The Oceanography Society (TOS).

The OSM is the flagship conference for ocean sciences and the larger ocean-connected community. Every two years, the conference unifies the oceans community to share findings, connect scientists from around the world, and advance the impact of science. The OSM24 is committed to the theme of “Inspire. Discover. Restore.” by encouraging future generations of ocean enthusiasts and colleagues to explore the new frontiers in ocean science, uncovering new research and work to share knowledge of our interconnected ocean, and ensuring its health for future generations. Session formats include Plenaries, Oral Sessions, eLightning Sessions, Poster Sessions, and Town Halls.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#141) and start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://www.agu.org/Ocean-Sciences-Meeting.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

MDPI Spain Summit


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

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

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

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

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

Connecting with Editorial Board Members


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

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

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

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

Open Access in Spain

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

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

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

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


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

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

Impactful Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inside MDPI

Corporate Marketing and Communications Strategy Session


Members of MDPI’s Corporate Marketing & Communications team.

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

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

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

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

Strategy Session

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

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


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

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

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

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

The press release below provides further details.

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

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

November is Men’s Health Awareness Month


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

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

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

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

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

Healthy men help build healthy families and a healthy society

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

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

Mindfulness

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Open Access Week 2023 – the Global Drive to Open Continues

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

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

Core principles of OA publishing

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

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

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

Policy driving change

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

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

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

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

MDPI is proud to lead the transition to open access.

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Impactful Research

Spotlight on Smart Cities

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

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

Highly cited papers in Smart Cities

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

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

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

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

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

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

Testimonial

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

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

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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.

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

8 September 2023
Meet Us at the Aquaculture Europe 2023 (AE2023), 18–21 September 2023, Vienna, Austria


MDPI will attend Aquaculture Europe 2023 (AE2023), which will be held from 18 to 21 September 2023 in Vienna, Austria. The AE2023 parallel sessions will address the full scope of European aquaculture scientific disciplines and species and will comprise submitted oral and poster presentations. AE2023 will also feature an international trade exhibition, industry forum, student sessions, activities, satellite workshops, and updates on EU research.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan to attend this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth #158 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.aquaeas.org/.

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

Read more:

Impactful Research

Highly Cited Articles in Sustainability

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

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

“Sustainability received a 2022 CiteScore of 5.8”

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

Highly Cited Papers in Sustainability

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

23 August 2023
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Top 15 Editor’s Choice Articles in 2022

1. “Technological Potential Analysis and Vacant Technology Forecasting in Properties and Composition of Low-Sulfur Marine Fuel Oil (VLSFO and ULSFO) Bunkered in Key World Ports”
by Mikhail A. Ershov, Vsevolod D. Savelenko, Alisa E. Makhmudova, Ekaterina S. Rekhletskaya, Ulyana A. Makhova, Vladimir M. Kapustin, Daria Y. Mukhina and Tamer M. M. Abdellatief
Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(12), 1828; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10121828 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/12/1828

2. “Definition of an Artificial Reef Unit through Hydrodynamic and Structural (CFD and FEM) Models—Application to the Ares-Betanzos Estuary”
by María Isabel Lamas Galdo, María Jesús Rodríguez Guerreiro, Javier Lamas Vigo, Ismael Ameneiros Rodriguez, Ricardo Veira Lorenzo, Juan Carlos Carral Couce and Luis Carral Couce
Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(2), 230; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020230
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/230

3. “Alternative Power Options for Improvement of the Environmental Friendliness of Fishing Trawlers”
by Marija Koričan, Maja Perčić, Nikola Vladimir, Neven Alujević and Ailong Fan
Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(12), 1882; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10121882 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/12/1882

4. “Beachrock Formation Mechanism Using Multiproxy Experimental Data from Natural and Artificial Beachrocks: Insights for a Potential Soft Engineering Method”
by Giannis Saitis, Anna Karkani, Eleni Koutsopoulou, Konstantinos Tsanakas, Satoru Kawasaki and Niki Evelpidou
Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(1), 87; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010087 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/87

5. “Environmental Impact on Harmful Species Pseudo-nitzschia spp. and Phaeocystis globosa Phenology and Niche”
by Stéphane Karasiewicz and Alain Lefebvre
Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(2), 174; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020174 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/174

6. “Operational Modeling of North Aegean Oil Spills Forced by Real-Time Met-Ocean Forecasts”
by Panagiota Keramea, Nikolaos Kokkos, Georgios D. Gikas and Georgios Sylaios
Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(3), 411; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030411 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/411

7. “The Impact of Marine Engine Component Failures upon an Explosion in the Starting Air Manifold”
by Leszek Chybowski, Daniel Wiaterek and Andrzej Jakubowski
Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(12), 1850; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10121850 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/12/1850

8. “The Black Sea Physics Analysis and Forecasting System within the Framework of the Copernicus Marine Service”
by Stefania A. Ciliberti, Eric Jansen, Giovanni Coppini, Elisaveta Peneva, Diana Azevedo, Salvatore Causio, Laura Stefanizzi, Sergio Creti’, Rita Lecci, Leonardo Lima et al.
Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(1), 48; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010048 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/48

9. “Late Quaternary Marine Terraces and Tectonic Uplift Rates of the Broader Neapolis Area (SE Peloponnese, Greece)”
by Efthimios Karymbalis, Konstantinos Tsanakas, Ioannis Tsodoulos, Kalliopi Gaki-Papanastassiou, Dimitrios Papanastassiou, Dimitrios-Vasileios Batzakis and Konstantinos Stamoulis.
Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(1), 99; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010099 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/99

10. “Multi-Objective Optimization of a Hydrogen Hub for the Decarbonization of a Port Industrial Area”
by Davide Pivetta, Chiara Dall’Armi and Rodolfo Taccani
Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(2), 231; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020231 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/231

11. “Automated Tethered Profiler for Hydrophysical and Bio-Optical Measurements in the Black Sea Carbon Observational Site”
by Alexander G. Ostrovskii, Mikhail V. Emelianov, Oleg Y. Kochetov, Vyacheslav V. Kremenetskiy, Dmitry A. Shvoev, Sergey V. Volkov, Andrey G. Zatsepin, Nikolai M. Korovchinsky, Vladimir M. Olshanskiy and Alexander V. Olchev
Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(3), 322; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030322 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/322

12. “CFD Study on the Influence of Exostructure Elements on the Resistance of a Submarine”
by Inno Gatin, Juvel Čokić, Darjan Romić and Joško Parunov
Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(10), 1542; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10101542 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/10/1542

13. “Comparative Assessment and Parametric Optimisation of Large Marine Two-Stroke Engines with Exhaust Gas Recirculation and Alternative Turbocharging Systems”
by Daoyi Lu, Gerasimos Theotokatos, Jundong Zhang, Hong Zeng and Keying Cui
Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(3), 351; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030351 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/351

14. “Coastal Vulnerability Assessment for Future Sea Level Rise and a Comparative Study of Two Pocket Beaches in Seasonal Scale, Ios Island, Cyclades, Greece”
by Apostolia Komi, Alexandros Petropoulos, Niki Evelpidou, Serafeim Poulos and Vasilios Kapsimalis
Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(11), 1673; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10111673 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/11/1673

15. “Shoaling Wave Shape Estimates from Field Observations and Derived Bedload Sediment Rates”
by Tarandeep S. Kalra, Steve E. Suttles, Christopher R. Sherwood, John C. Warner, Alfredo L. Aretxabaleta and Gibson R. Leavitt
Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(2), 223; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020223 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/223

16 August 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Young Investigator Awards in Engineering—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 the engineering category. The winners were selected by the journals’ Award Evaluation Committee.

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

Actuators:

  • Yi Zhang, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China

Batteries:

  • Lin Ma, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Biosensors:

  • Stefano Cinti, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Buildings:

  • Umberto Berardi, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
  • Benedetto Nastasi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

JMSE:

  • Do Kyun Kim, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

Machines:

  • Fernando Bento, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Goshtasp Cheraghian, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
  • Roman Mykhailyshyn, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Micromachines:

  • Pingan Zhu, City University of Hong Kong, China

Processes:

  • Viknesh Andiappan, the Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, Malaysia

Sensors:

  • Wenzhuo Wu, Purdue 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.

16 August 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Travel Awards in Engineering—Winners Announced


We are proud to recognize the winners of MDPI’s 2022 Travel Awards in the engineering category for their outstanding presentations.

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. MDPI will continue to enhance communication among scientists.

Biosensors:

  • Dmitry Kireev, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Buildings:

  • Danilo D’Angela, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

JMMP:

  • Jungsub Kim, Texas A&M 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.

16 August 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Outstanding Reviewer Awards in Engineering—Winners Announced


In order to acknowledge our reviewers, who demonstrate diligence, professionalism, and timeliness when generously dedicating their time to reviewing papers, 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 the engineering category for their outstanding contributions by presenting them with an Outstanding Reviewer Award.

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

Actuators:

  • Chongjing Cao, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT), China

Applied Sciences:

  • Roman Mykhailyshyn, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Chiranjibi Sitaula, Monash University, Australia
  • Davide Forcellini, 1University of Auckland, New Zealand; 2University of San Marino, San Marino
  • Giuseppe Ciaburro, Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy
  • Yang Song, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Xiaoming Liu, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Biosensors:

  • Carlos Torres-Torres, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico

Buildings:

  • Paolo Blecich, University of Rijeka, Croatia
  • Łukasz Ścislo, Cracow University of Technology, Poland

Fluids:

  • Giorgio Sonnino, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium
  • Luiz Antonio Alcântara Pereira, Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil

JMSE:

  • Cagatay Iris, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Chiemela Victor Amaechi, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  • Denis Istrati, University of Nevada, USA
  • Mai The Vu, Sejong University, Korea
  • Mina Tadros, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Machines:

  • Chao Fu, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Eduardo Suárez, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
  • Jordi-Roger Riba, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Processes:

  • Catalin Ianasi, Institute of Chemistry “Coriolan Dragulescu”, Romania
  • Daniel Ferrández, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
  • Kamil Krzysztof Roman, Institute of Technology and Life Sciences in Warsaw, Poland
  • Marcin Dębowski, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
  • Mariusz Szymanek, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland

Sensors:

  • Agustin L. Herrera-May, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
  • Chiachung Chen, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
  • Jae-Myung Ryu, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Republic of Korea
  • Sebastian Głowiński, Koszalin Technical University, Poland
  • Wei Zhou, University of Waterloo, Canada

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.

16 August 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Best PhD Thesis Awards in Engineering—Winners Announced


MDPI’s Best PhD Thesis Awards are presented to recognize the young scholars who are judged to have completed the most outstanding PhD thesis in their field of research and to encourage them to continue their excellent work and 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. MDPI will continue to enhance communication among scientists.

JMSE:

  • “Mathematical Modelling of Wave-Induced Motions and Loads on Moored Offshore Structures”
    by Changqing Jiang, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Machines:

  • “Experimental Characterization of Frictional Hysteresis for Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Jointed Structures”
    by Alfredo Fantetti, Imperial College London, UK

Processes:

  • “Sustainable Cultivation of Microalgae Biomass for Bioenergy Production”
    by Angela Paul Peter, Xiamen University Malaysia, Malaysia

Sensors:

  • “Studying Protein Function with Fluorescent Nanoantennas”
    by Scott G. Harroun, Université de Montréal, Canada

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.

16 August 2023
MDPI’s Best Paper Awards in Engineering—Winners in 2022 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 scientific merit, overall impact, and the quality of presentation of the papers published in the journal.

We are honored to present the winners announced for the year 2022 in the engineering category, who were selected from extensive competition, and congratulate the authors for their outstanding scientific publications. MDPI will continue to provide support and recognition to the academic community.

Actuators:

Applied Sciences:

Buildings:

Fluids:

JMSE:

Lubricants:

Micromachines:

Processes:

Sensors:

WEVJ:

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

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Open Peer Review Reports

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

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

Start and Growth of Open Peer Review at MDPI

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

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

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

Benefits of Open Peer Review

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

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

Impactful Research

MDPI Papers Cited in the News – IJERPH edition

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

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

Highly Cited Journal Publications

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

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

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

Example of Recent Mentions

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

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

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

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

Inside MDPI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more:

Coming Together for Science

The Future of IJERPH

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

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

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

Journal Achievements

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

MDPI’s Impact in Spain

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

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

The Numbers

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

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

The Future is Open, and MDPI is Leading the Way

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

1 Million Published Articles

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

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

Liberating Science

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

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

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

Impactful Research

MDPI Publishes Impactful Research: Recognized by Leading Indexing Databases

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

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

Continued Growth of MDPI Journals

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

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

Read more

Interview with Indexing Manager—Constanze Shelhorn

Inside MDPI

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

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

Increased Visibility for Preprints

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

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

Read more

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

Coming Together for Science

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

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

Working Together

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

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

Managing Events With Sciforum

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

Read more

Sciforum: forthcoming events
Spotlight on Antioxidants

Closing Thoughts

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

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

28 June 2023
2022 Impact Factors for MDPI Journals

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

7 June 2023
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Top 30 Cited Papers in 2022

1. “An Overview of Underwater Vision Enhancement: From Traditional Methods to Recent Deep Learning”
by Kai Hu, Chenghang Weng, Yanwen Zhang, Junlan Jin and Qingfeng Xia
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(2), 241; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020241
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/241
 
2. “Robust Adaptive Neural Cooperative Control for the USV-UAV Based on the LVS-LVA Guidance Principle”
by Jiqiang Li, Guoqing Zhang and Bo Li
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(1), 51; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010051
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/51
 
3. “Uncertainties in Liner Shipping and Ship Schedule Recovery: A State-of-the-Art Review”
by Zeinab Elmi, Prashant Singh, Vamshi Krishna Meriga, Krzysztof Goniewicz, Marta Borowska-Stefańska, Szymon Wiśniewski and Maxim A. Dulebenets
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(5), 563; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10050563
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/5/563
 
4. “Underwater Target Detection Algorithm Based on Improved YOLOv5”
by Fei Lei, Feifei Tang and Shuhan Li
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(3), 310; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030310
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/310
 
5. “Object Detection and Classification Based on YOLO-V5 with Improved Maritime Dataset”
by Jun-Hwa Kim, Namho Kim, Yong Woon Park and Chee Sun Won
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(3), 377; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030377
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/377
 
6. “The Dietary Effects of Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) Extract on Growth, Hematological Parameters, Immunity, Antioxidant Status, and Disease Resistance of Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) against Aeromonas hydrophila
by Ghasem Rashidian, Khalid Shahin, Gehad E. Elshopakey, Heba H. Mahboub, Azin Fahim, Hiam Elabd, Marko D. Prokić and Caterina Faggio
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(3), 325; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030325
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/325
 
7. “A Numerical Study of a Submerged Water Jet Impinging on a Stationary Wall”
by Bo Hu, Hui Wang, Jinhua Liu, Yong Zhu, Chuan Wang, Jie Ge and Yingchong Zhang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(2), 228; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020228
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/228
 
8. “Towards Risk Assessments of Microplastics in Bivalve Mollusks Globally”
by Jinfeng Ding, Yunmei Sun, Changfei He, Jingxi Li and Fengmin Li
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(2), 288; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020288
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/288
 
9. “Finite Element Modelling on the Mechanical Behaviour of Marine Bonded Composite Hose (MBCH) under Burst and Collapse”
by Chiemela Victor Amaechi, Cole Chesterton, Harrison Obed Butler, Zewen Gu, Agbomerie Charles Odijie, Facheng Wang, Xiaonan Hou and Jianqiao Ye
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(2), 151; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020151
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/151
 
10. “Experimental Study on Motion Characterisation of CALM Buoy Hose System under Water Waves”
by Chiemela Victor Amaechi, Facheng Wang and Jianqiao Ye
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(2), 204; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020204
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/204
 
11. “Sea Surface Temperature Variability and Marine Heat Waves over the Aegean, Ionian, and Cretan Seas from 2008–2021”
by Yannis S. Androulidakis and Yannis N. Krestenitis
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(1), 42; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010042
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/42
 
12. “Intelligent Ship Collision Avoidance Algorithm Based on DDQN with Prioritized Experience Replay under COLREGs”
by Pengyu Zhai, Yingjun Zhang and Wang Shaobo
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(5), 585; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10050585
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/5/585
 
13. “Anomaly Detection in Maritime AIS Tracks: A Review of Recent Approaches”
by Konrad Wolsing, Linus Roepert, Jan Bauer and Klaus Wehrle
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(1), 112; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010112
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/112
 
14. “Flow Characteristics of Oblique Submerged Impinging Jet at Various Impinging Heights”
by Di Zhang, Hongliang Wang, Jinhua Liu, Chuan Wang, Jie Ge, Yong Zhu, Xinxin Chen and Bo Hu
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(3), 399; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030399
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/399
 
15. “Investigating Spatial Distribution of Green-Tide in the Yellow Sea in 2021 Using Combined Optical and SAR Images”
by Yufei Ma, Kapo Wong, Jin Yeu Tsou and Yuanzhi Zhang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(2), 127; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020127
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/127
 
16. “Holistic Energy Efficiency and Environmental Friendliness Model for Short-Sea Vessels with Alternative Power Systems Considering Realistic Fuel Pathways and Workloads”
by Maja Perčić, Nikola Vladimir, Ailong Fan and Ivana Jovanović
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(5), 613; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10050613
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/5/613
 
17. “Study on Applicability of Energy-Saving Devices to Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Ships”
by Callum Stark, Yunxin Xu, Ming Zhang, Zhiming Yuan, Longbin Tao and Weichao Shi
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(3), 388; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030388
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/388
 
18. “Asymmetrical Oscillating Morphology Hydrodynamic Performance of a Novel Bionic Pectoral Fin”
by Cheng Xing, Yong Cao, Yonghui Cao, Guang Pan and Qiaogao Huang
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(2), 289; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020289
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/289
 
19. “Possibilities of Ammonia as Both Fuel and NOx Reductant in Marine Engines: A Numerical Study”
by Carlos Gervasio Rodríguez, María Isabel Lamas, Juan de Dios Rodríguez and Amr Abbas
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(1), 43; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010043
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/43
 
20. “Environmental Impacts and Challenges Associated with Oil Spills on Shorelines”
by Zunaira Asif, Zhi Chen, Chunjiang An and Jinxin Dong
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(6), 762; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10060762
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/6/762
 
21. “Assessing the Effectiveness of a Novel WEC Concept as a Co-Located Solution for Offshore Wind Farms”
by Victor Ramos, Gianmaria Giannini, Tomás Calheiros-Cabral, Mario López, Paulo Rosa-Santos and Francisco Taveira-Pinto
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(2), 267; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020267
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/267
 
22. “The Occurrence of Microplastics in Sediment Cores from Two Mangrove Areas in Southern Thailand”
by Siriporn Pradit, Prakrit Noppradit, Pei-Sun Loh, Thongchai Nitiratsuwan, Thi Phuong Quynh Le, Chantha Oeurng, Che Abd Rahim Mohamed, Choon Weng Lee, Xixi Lu, Gusti Z. Anshari et al.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(3), 418; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030418
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/418
 
23. “An Extensive Survey of Ciguatoxins on Grouper Variola louti from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan, Using Liquid Chromatography–Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)”
by Naomasa Oshiro, Hiroya Nagasawa, Miharu Watanabe, Mio Nishimura, Kyoko Kuniyoshi, Naoki Kobayashi, Yoshiko Sugita-Konishi, Hiroshi Asakura, Katsunori Tachihara and Takeshi Yasumoto
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(3), 423; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030423
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/423
 
24. “Integrating Short Sea Shipping with Trans-European Transport Networks”
by Tiago A. Santos, Miguel Â. Fonseca, Pedro Martins and C. Guedes Soares
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(2), 218; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020218
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/218
 
25. “Behavioral Pattern of Risso’s Dolphin (Grampus griseus) in the Gulf of Taranto (Northern Ionian Sea, Central-Eastern Mediterranean Sea)”
by Giulia Cipriano, Roberto Carlucci, Stefano Bellomo, Francesca Cornelia Santacesaria, Carmelo Fanizza, Pasquale Ricci and Rosalia Maglietta
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(2), 175; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020175
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/175
 
26. “Numerical Study on the Mooring Force in an Offshore Fish Cage Array”
by Zhongchi Liu, Shan Wang and C. Guedes Soares
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(3), 331; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030331
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/331
 
27. “Review of Top-Down Method to Determine Atmospheric Emissions in Port. Case of Study: Port of Veracruz, Mexico”
by García Fuentes, Gilberto, Rodolfo Sosa Echeverría, José María Baldasano Recio, Jonathan D. W. Kahl and Rafael Esteban Antonio Durán
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(1), 96; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010096
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/96
 
28. “Evaluating eDNA for Use within Marine Environmental Impact Assessments”
by Shawn Hinz, Jennifer Coston-Guarini, Michael Marnane and Jean-Marc Guarini
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(3), 375; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10030375
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/3/375
 
29. “Application of Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Diagnostics of Production Structures”
by Sergei Chernyi, Vitalii Emelianov, Elena Zinchenko, Anton Zinchenko, Olga Tsvetkova and Aleksandr Mishin
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(2), 259; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020259
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/259
 
30. “Definition of an Artificial Reef Unit through Hydrodynamic and Structural (CFD and FEM) Models—Application to the Ares-Betanzos Estuary”
by María Isabel Lamas Galdo, María Jesús Rodríguez Guerreiro, Javier Lamas Vigo, Ismael Ameneiros Rodriguez, Ricardo Veira Lorenzo, Juan Carlos Carral Couce and Luis Carral Couce
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(2), 230; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10020230
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/2/230

26 May 2023
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Webinar | Marine Renewable Energy and the Transition to a Low Carbon Future, 13 June 2023


In this webinar, our focus will be on advances and challenges in the extraction of offshore renewable energy. Offshore renewable energy sources are abundant, and the amount of energy that can be generated using existing technologies varies from site to site and day to day, depending on the location and weather conditions.

As we are all aware, a drastic reduction in CO2 emissions and transition to a low-carbon future represents an issue of increasing importance. From this perspective, the extraction of clean offshore renewable energy is a very important issue. On the other hand, the technologies associated with offshore renewable energy are significant for achieving the expected energy efficiency and environmental protection targets. Although significant advances have been made in extracting various forms of offshore renewable energy, there are still important challenges related to the implementation of cost-effective technologies that could survive in harsh marine environments.

Such aspects will be discussed in this webinar, which seeks to contribute to the renewable energy agenda and to improve knowledge and performance in harvesting offshore renewable energy.

Date: 13 June 2023 at 1:00 p.m. CEST | 7:00 a.m. EDT | 7:00 p.m. CST Asia
Webinar ID: 837 6787 4702

Register now for free!

Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST

Time in EDT

Prof. Dr. Eugen Rusu
Chair Introduction

1:00–1:10 p.m.

7:00–7:10 a.m.

Prof. Dr. Eugen Rusu
The Expected Dynamics of Offshore Renewable Energy in the European Nearshore

1:10–1:30 p.m.

7:10–7:30 a.m.

Dr. Kostas Belibassakis and Dr. Alex Magkouris
Floating Solar Systems with Application to Nearshore/COASTAL Sites in the MED Sea Region

1:30–1:50 p.m.

7:30–7:50 a.m.

Dr. Mariana Bernardino
Assessing Marine Renewable Energy under Climate Change Conditions

1:50–2:10 p.m.

7:50–8:10 a.m.

Mr. Florin Constantinoiu
Offshore Environmental Monitoring Using Maritime Unmanned Systems

2:10–2:30 p.m.

8:10–8:30 a.m.

Q&A Session

2:30–2:45 p.m.

8:30–8:45 a.m.

Prof. Dr. Eugen Rusu
Closing of Webinar

2:45–2:50 p.m.

8:45–8:50 a.m.

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’ll let you know when the recording is available to watch.

Webinar Chair and Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Eugen Rusu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Galati, Romania;
  • Kostas Belibassakis, School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece;
  • Alex Magkouris, School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece;
  • Mariana Bernardino, CENTEC–Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal;
  • Florin Constantinoiu, NATO Maritime GEOMETOC Centre of Excellence, Lisbon, Portugal.

Relevant Special Issue:
Marine Renewable Energy and the Transition to a Low Carbon Future
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Eugen Rusu
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2023

16 May 2023
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Webinar | Application of Digital Twin for Structural Health Monitoring of Marine Structures, 23 May 2023


A marine environment is a harsh environment that requires extra care for marine structures due to fatigue loading, corrosive environment, etc. Otherwise, undesired consequences can occur which can cause human life losses, economic losses, or environmental pollution. To minimize such risks, it will be important to continuously monitor the health of marine structures by using sensors located at different parts of structures by establishing their “digital twin”, so that necessary actions can be taken before catastrophic consequences occur. There are various structural health monitoring approaches available for this purpose. In this webinar, a new methodology, known as the inverse Finite Element Method (iFEM), will be presented. The iFEM is fast and robust, which makes it suitable for real-time monitoring. Moreover, with this method it is not necessary to measure loading acting on the structure, which may not be an easy task under operational conditions. The iFEM has been utilized for different marine structure types and will be demonstrated as part of this webinar. In addition, the importance of the location and number of sensors will be highlighted.

While the iFEM is a useful technique for detecting damage in a structure, it is also important to predict how damages can evolve in the future. Prediction of fracture and failure is a challenging research area. There are various methods available for this purpose, including the well-known finite element (FE) method. The FE method is a powerful technique for the deformation and stress analysis of structures. However, it has various disadvantages in predicting failure due to its mathematical structure. In order to overcome this problem, a new computational technique known as peridynamics was introduced. Peridynamics is a meshless approach, and it is very suitable for predicting crack initiation and propagation in structures subjected to different types of loading and environmental conditions. In this webinar, various applications of peridynamics for marine structures will be demonstrated.

Date: 23 May 2023 at 10:00 a.m. CEST | 4:00 a.m. EDT | 4:00 p.m. CST Asia
Webinar ID: 870 9373 3557

Register now for free!

 Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST

Time in EDT

Prof. Dr. Erkan Oterkus
Chair Introduction

10:00–10:05 a.m.

4:00–4:05 a.m.

Prof. Dr. Erkan Oterkus
Structural Health Monitoring & inverse Finite Element Method

10:05–10:45 a.m.

4:05–4:45 a.m.

Q&A Session

10:45–11:00 a.m.

4:45–5:00 a.m.

Prof. Dr. Selda Oterkus
Application of Peridynamics for Marine Structures

11:00–11:40 a.m.

5:00–5:40 a.m.

Q&A Session

11:40–11:55 a.m.

5:40–5:55 a.m.

Prof. Dr. Erkan Oterkus
Closing of Webinar

11:55–12:00 a.m.

5:55–6:00 a.m.

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’ll let you know when the recording is available to watch.

Webinar Chair and Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Erkan Oterkus, Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Prof. Dr. Selda Oterkus, Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Relevant Special Issue:
“Advances in Marine Structures
Edited by: Prof. Dr. Erkan Oterkus

12 May 2023
Meet Us at the OceanTech Program 2023, 18–21 May 2023, Zhoushan, China

Conference: OceanTech Program 2023
Date: 18–21 May 2023
Location: Zhejiang University Zhoushan Campus, Zhoushan, China

This conference is organized by Zhejiang University and the Committee of Ocean Technology System (OTS), Chinese Society for Oceanography, biennially. OT is an international grand event initiated by China's marine industry that integrates high-tech conferences, exhibitions, offshore demonstrations, technical exchanges, and training.

The conference covers a wide range of topics, such as marine remote sensing and detection equipment technology, new concept submersible technology, underwater optics and intelligent vision technology, ocean "dual carbon" technology, etc.

MDPI will be attending OceanTech Program 2023 as an exhibitor. We welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest ideas with us.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • JMSE;
  • Sustainability;
  • Water;
  • Drones;
  • Automation;
  • Oceans;
  • Coasts.

If you plan to attend this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth at #C050. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have.

For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://www.oceantech-ap.com/ot-2023.

4 May 2023
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Webinar | Advanced Research Techniques for Cetacean Conservation, Held on 22 May 2023


On 22 May 2023, MDPI and the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (JMSE, ISSN: 2077-1312) organized the webinar Advanced Research Techniques for Cetacean Conservation.

The webinar saw the participation of scholars from the academic and research world. It was an opportunity for the public to listen to an interesting debate between researchers actively involved in the protection of Mediterranean Cetaceans and experts in visual and acoustic techniques. The final discussion highlighted the need to harmonize the data obtained at the local level with those on wider areas of the Mediterranean Sea. The need to establish active multidisciplinary collaborations and to share study protocols between the groups also emerged.

Please note that this webinar is associated with a Special Issue in JMSE—“Advanced Research Techniques for Cetacean Conservation”. The deadline is 5 July 2023.

You can watch the recorded webinar at the following link:

Webinar Chair and Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Alberta Mandich, Interuniversity Consortium of Structural and Systems Biology (INBB), Rome, Italy;
  • Dr. Matteo Sanguineti, INFN, Sezione di Genova, Genova, Italy; Department of Physics, University of Genova, Genova, Italy;
  • Dr. Guido Gnone, Acquario di Genova, Genova, Italy; Fondazione Acquario di Genova ONLUS, Genova, Italy;
  • Dr. Roberto Carlucci, Department of Biology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy.

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

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

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

Journal

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Journal Topics (Selected)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7 March 2023
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Recruiting Editorial Board Members for Newly Established Section “Ocean and Global Climate”


It is our great pleasure to announce the launch of “Ocean and Global Climate”, a Section that will provide a specific venue for this field of research in Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (JMSE, ISSN: 2077-1312, IF 2.744, CiteScore 2.8).

We are now recruiting Editorial Board Members (EBMs) for this Section. If you are an active researcher in this field and are passionate about publishing cutting-edge research, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

Responsibilities of JMSE Editorial Board Members include the following:

  • Making decisions on whether a manuscript can be accepted, based on the reports we collect within your research field;
  • Promoting JMSE and published papers among your peers and at conferences that you attend or organize;
  • Suggesting the latest topics within your research field that the journal could cover.

Benefits for JMSE Editorial Board Members include the following:

  • Certain discounts for the papers you publish;
  • A certificate in recognition of your role as an Editorial Board Member of JMSE;
  • Additional sponsorships are offered by JMSE for conferences that you organize.

The Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international, peer-reviewed, and open access journal that provides an advanced forum for studies related to marine science and engineering. For more information about JMSE, please visit the journal website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jmse.

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

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

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

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

MDPI's Preprints Platform – Preprints.org

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

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

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

For more information, please visit Preprints.org.

22 December 2022
Special Issue Mentor Program

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

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

The mentee’s responsibilities include:

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

The mentor’s responsibilities include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 Million Infographic

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

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

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

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

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

"Thanks a Million" to all the contributors!

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

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

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

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

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

2 November 2022
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Top 30 Cited Papers in 2021

1. “Oil Spill Modeling: A Critical Review on Current Trends, Perspectives, and Challenges”
by Keramea, P.; Spanoudaki, K.; Zodiatis, G.; Gikas, G. and Sylaios, G.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(2), 181; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020181
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/2/181

2. “Coupled SPH–FEM Modeling of Tsunami-Borne Large Debris Flow and Impact on Coastal Structures”
by Hasanpour, A.; Istrati, D. and Buckle, I.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(10), 1068; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9101068
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/10/1068

3. “Assessment of Extreme Wave Impact on Coastal Decks with Different Geometries via the Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian Method”
by Xiang, T. and Istrati, D.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(12), 1342; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9121342
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/12/1342

4. “Decarbonization in Shipping Industry: A Review of Research, Technology Development, and Innovation Proposals”
by Mallouppas, G. and Yfantis, E. A.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(4), 415; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040415
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/4/415

5. “Mathematical Modelling of Bonded Marine Hoses for Single Point Mooring (SPM) Systems, with Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring (CALM) Buoy Application—A Review”
by Amaechi, C. V.; Wang, F. and Ye, J.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(11), 1179; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9111179
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/11/1179

6. “An Overview on Bonded Marine Hoses for Sustainable Fluid Transfer and (Un)Loading Operations via Floating Offshore Structures (FOS)”
by Amaechi, C. V.; Chesterton, C.; Butler, H. O.; Wang, F. and Ye, J.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(11), 1236; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9111236
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/11/1236 

7. “Coastal Sensitivity/Vulnerability Characterization and Adaptation Strategies: A Review”
by Anfuso, G.; Postacchini, M.; Di Luccio, D. and Benassai, G.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(1), 72; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9010072
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/1/72

8. “Biological and Ecological Aspects of the Blackmouth Catshark (Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810) in the Southern Tyrrhenian Sea”
by D’Iglio, C.; Albano, M.; Tiralongo, F.; Famulari, S.; Rinelli, P.; Savoca, S.; Spanò, N. and Capillo, G.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(9), 967; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9090967
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/9/967

9. “Assessment of Water Quality and Phytoplankton Structure of Eight Alexandria Beaches, Southeastern Mediterranean Sea, Egypt”
by Alprol, A. E.; Ashour, M.; Mansour, A. T.; Alzahrani, O. M.; Mahmoud, S. F. and Gharib, S. M.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(12), 1328; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9121328
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/12/1328

10. “Formation Control and Obstacle Avoidance Algorithm of a Multi-USV System Based on Virtual Structure and Artificial Potential Field”
by Yan, X.; Jiang, D.; Miao, R. and Li, Y.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(2), 161; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020161
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/2/161

11. “Path Planning of Coastal Ships Based on Optimized DQN Reward Function”
by Guo, S.; Zhang, X.; Du, Y.; Zheng, Y. and Cao, Z.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(2), 210; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020210
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/2/210

12. “Energy-Efficient Collision Avoidance MAC Protocols for Underwater Sensor Networks: Survey and Challenges”
by Alfouzan, F. A.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(7), 741; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9070741
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/7/741

13. “Research of the Influence of Marine Residual Fuel Composition on Sedimentation Due to Incompatibility”
by Sultanbekov, R.; Islamov, S.; Mardashov, D. and Beloglazov, I.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(10), 1067; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9101067
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/10/1067

14. “A Review of Recent Machine Learning Advances for Forecasting Harmful Algal Blooms and Shellfish Contamination”
by Cruz, R. C.; Reis Costa, P.; Vinga, S.; Krippahl, L. and Lopes, M. B.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(3), 283; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030283
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/3/283

15. “Scour Protections for Offshore Foundations of Marine Energy Harvesting Technologies: A Review”
by Fazeres-Ferradosa, T.; Chambel, J.; Taveira-Pinto, F.; Rosa-Santos, P.; Taveira-Pinto, F. V. C.; Giannini, G. and Haerens, P.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(3), 297; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030297
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/3/297

16. “Spatial Variability and Trends of Marine Heat Waves in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea over 39 Years”
by Ibrahim, O.; Mohamed, B. and Nagy, H.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(6), 643; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060643
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/6/643

17. “Numerical Assessment on the Dynamic Behaviour of Submarine Hoses Attached to CALM Buoy Configured as Lazy-S under Water Waves”
by Amaechi, C. V.; Wang, F. and Ye, J.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(10), 1130; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9101130
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/10/1130

18. “Bioremediation of Diesel Contaminated Marine Water by Bacteria: A Review and Bibliometric Analysis”
by Khalid, F. E.; Lim, Z. S.; Sabri, S.; Gomez-Fuentes, C.; Zulkharnain, A. and Ahmad, S. A.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(2), 155; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020155
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/2/155

19. “Ship AIS Trajectory Clustering: An HDBSCAN-Based Approach”
by Wang, L.; Chen, P.; Chen, L. and Mou, J.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(6), 566; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9060566
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/6/566

20. “Effects of the Marine Biotoxins Okadaic Acid and Dinophysistoxins on Fish”
by Corriere, M.; Soliño, L. and Costa, P. R.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(3), 293; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9030293
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/3/293

21. “AUV Trajectory Tracking Models and Control Strategies: A Review”
by Li, D. and Du, L.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(9), 1020; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9091020
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/9/1020

22. “Review of Recent Offshore Wind Turbine Research and Optimization Methodologies in Their Design”
by Chen, J. and Kim, M.-H.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 202210(1), 28; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010028
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/28

23. “Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Port Regions: MCDM Approach in Composite Index Creation”
by Stanković, J. J.; Marjanović, I.; Papathanasiou, J. and Drezgić, S.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(1), 74; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9010074
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/1/74

24. “Analysis and Trends of Global Research on Nautical, Maritime and Marine Tourism”
by Martínez Vázquez, R. M.; Milán García, J. and De Pablo Valenciano, J.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(1), 93; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9010093
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/1/93

25. “Investigation of the Starting-Up Axial Hydraulic Force and Structure Characteristics of Pump Turbine in Pump Mode”
by Mao, Z.; Tao, R.; Chen, F.; Bi, H.; Cao, J.; Luo, Y.; Fan, H. and Wang, Z.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(2), 158; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020158
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/2/158

26. “Dynamical Downscaling of ERA5 Data on the North-Western Mediterranean Sea: From Atmosphere to High-Resolution Coastal Wave Climate”
by Vannucchi, V.; Taddei, S.; Capecchi, V.; Bendoni, M. and Brandini, C.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(2), 208; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9020208
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/2/208

27. “Research on Accurate Prediction of the Container Ship Resistance by RBFNN and Other Machine Learning Algorithms”
by Yang, Y.; Tu, H.; Song, L.; Chen, L.; Xie, D. and Sun, J.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(4), 376; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9040376
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/4/376

28. “A Review of Maximum Power Point Tracking Algorithms for Wind Energy Conversion Systems”
by Pande, J.; Nasikkar, P.; Kotecha, K. and Varadarajan, V.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(11), 1187; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9111187
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/11/1187

29. “A Comprehensive Review on Design, Monitoring, and Failure in Fixed Offshore Platforms”
by Amiri, N.; Shaterabadi, M.; Reza Kashyzadeh, K. and Chizari, M.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9(12), 1349; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9121349
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/12/1349

30. “Rolling Spherical Triboelectric Nanogenerators (RS-TENG) under Low-Frequency Ocean Wave Action”
by Wang, Y.; Matin Nazar, A.; Wang, J.; Xia, K.; Wang, D.; Ji, X. and Jiao, P.
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(1), 5; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010005
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/10/1/5

 

2 November 2022
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Webinar | Marine Fouling Protection Technologies: Economics, Coatings and Environmental Health, 4 November 2022


Date: 4 November 2022
Time: 3:00 p.m. CET | 07:00 a.m. in Pacific Time | 10:00 p.m. CST Asia
Webinar ID: 868 0457 0214
Register here
: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5316661753897/WN_jh6g6pOnQrC6T4tTbpv1iQ
Participation fee: None
Language: English
Webinar keywords: Marine Fouling Protection; Economics, Coatings; Environmental Health; Additive Toxicity; Microplastics; Chemical Half-life; Planetary Boundaries; Business Models
Related Special Issue:
Marine Fouling Protection Technologies: Economics, Coatings and Environmental Health

Chair:

Dr. Fernando Rubiera González

Prof. Dr. Daniel Rittschof
Marine Science and Conservation, Marine Laboratory, Nicholas School, Duke University, Beaufort, NC, USA

Speakers

Dr. Fernando Rubiera González

Prof. Dr. Weiqi Fu
Department of Marine Science, Ocean College, Zhejiang University, Zhoushan, China

If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact [email protected].

We look forward to your participation in this event.

JMSE Editorial Office

26 October 2022
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Webinar | Design, Analysis and Maintenance of Green Innovative Marine Structures, 9 November 2022


Date: 9 November 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. CEST | 3:30 a.m. EST | 4:30 p.m. CST Asia
Webinar ID: 821 6958 1942
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2016636776461/WN_tceQMBtSREq4a3ycP64u-Q
Participation fee: None
Language: English
Webinar keywords: marine environment; marine structural design; hybrid lightweight structures; carbon footprint; risk; digital twin
Related Special Issue:
Design, Analysis and Maintenance of Green Innovative Marine Structures

Chair:

Dr. Fernando Rubiera González

Prof. Dr. Yordan Garbatov
Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC), Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal

Speakers

Dr. Fernando Rubiera González

Prof. Dr. Joško Parunov
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Dr. Fernando Rubiera González

Prof. Dr. Nian-Zhong Chen
State Key Laboratory of Hydraulic Engineering Simulation and Safety, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China

Dr. Fernando Rubiera González

Prof. Dr. Bin Liu
Green & Smart River-Sea-Going Ship, Cruise and Yacht Research Centre, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430063, China

If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact [email protected].

We look forward to your participation in this event.

JMSE Editorial Office

22 October 2022
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Webinar | Energy-Saving Devices for Ships, 28 October 2022


Conference: Energy-Saving Devices for Ships

Date: 28 October 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. CEST | 4:00 a.m. EDT | 4:00 p.m. CST Asia

Webinar ID: 846 1414 0933

Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2716648142421/WN_5GFnKbktTmyL6Fh-gtpbBQ

Participation fee: None

Language: English

Webinar keywords: energy-saving devices improving ship hydrodynamic performance; renewable energy-powered marine vehicles; biomimetic systems and flapping thrusters; systems augmenting ship propulsion in waves; experimental and computational ship hydrodynamics

Related Special Issue:
Energy Saving Devices for Ships

Chair:

Dr. Fernando Rubiera González

Prof. Dr. Kostas Belibassakis
School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Speakers

Dr. Fernando Rubiera González

Dr. George Papadakis
School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Dr. Fernando Rubiera González

Dr. Nicholas Townsend
University of Southampton, UK

If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact [email protected].

We look forward to your participation in this event.

JMSE Editorial Office

 

11 October 2022
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Webinar | Offshore Renewables for a Transition to a Low Carbon Society, 18 October 2022


Date: 18 October 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. CEST | 4:00 a.m. EDT | 4:00 p.m. CST Asia
Webinar ID: 851 8303 1848
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8316635944134/WN_4tvn-5psTPizaliabNVnTw
Participation fee: None
Language: English
Webinar keywords: marine energy; climate change; evaluation of the resources; collocations and hybrid approaches; challenges in ocean energy extraction
Related Special Issue:
Offshore Renewables for a Transition to a Low Carbon Society” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jmse/special_issues/bz_low_carbon_society)

Webinar Chair and Speakers:

Chair:

Dr. Fernando Rubiera González

Prof. Liliana Rusu
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania

Speakers

Dr. Fernando Rubiera González

Prof. Peter Troch
Department of Civil Engineering, Ghent University, Technologiepark 60, 9052 Zwijnaarder (Ghent), Belgium

Dr. Fernando Rubiera González

Dr. Vicky Stratigaki
Department of Civil Engineering, Ghent University, Technologiepark 60, 9052 Zwijnaarder (Ghent), Belgium

Dr. Fernando Rubiera González

Dr. Mariana Bernardino
Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC), Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal

If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact [email protected].

We look forward to your participation in this event.

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Editorial Office

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

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

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

We invite you to view the event recording:

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

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

You can find the Podcast here.

We hope you enjoy the contents!

22 September 2022
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Special Issue Mentor Program


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

This program intends to provide an opportunity for early career scientists to enhance their editing, networking, and organizational skills and to work closely with our journal to gain more editorial experience. Early career scientists who have novel ideas for new Special Issues will act as Guest Editors under the mentorship of an experienced scientist; this mentor could be a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (JMSE, ISSN: 2077-1312) or could be from other well-established research institutes or laboratories, etc.

The mentee’s responsibilities include:

  • Providing a CV that includes a list of publications;
  • Proposing a Special Issue title and a short introduction;
  • Writing a brief promotion plan for the Special Issue;
  • Writing an editorial for the online Special Issue;
  • Reviewing and making decisions for submissions under the mentorship of our Editorial Board Members.

The mentor’s responsibilities include:

  • Conducting a final check before the Special Issue is published online;
  • Co-editing a Special Issue with a young scholar and performing quality control of the publications in the Special Issue;
  • Providing suggestions to young scholars if they have doubts or concerns regarding submissions;
  • Organizing video calls with young scholars and the office regularly to discuss problems and improvement suggestions for the Special Issue.

Certificates and awards:

When the Special Issue is closed, the Editorial Office will provide official certificates for all the mentors. The young scholars will be prioritized as candidates for future editions of the JMSE awards.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your Special Issue proposal to the JMSE Editorial Office ([email protected]), and we will discuss the process (mentor collaboration, Special Issue topic feasibility analysis, etc.) in further detail.

In addition to the new Special Issue Mentor Program, JMSE continues to welcome all Special Issue proposals based on hot research topics.

JMSE Editorial Office

11 July 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Best Paper Awards in “Engineering”—Winners Announced

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

The academic 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 in the “Engineering” category, who were selected amongst extensive competition, and congratulate the authors for their outstanding scientific publications.

Actuators:

Batteries:

Chemosensors:

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering:

Lubricants:

Micromachines:

Processes:

Sensors:

World Electric Vehicle Journal:

11 July 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Young Investigator Awards in “Engineering—Winners Announced

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

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

Biosensors:

  • Amay J. Bandodkar, North Carolina State University, USA.

ChemEngineering:

  • Andrew S. Paluch, Miami University, USA.

Chemosensors:

  • Mindy Levine, Ariel University, Israel.

Electronics:

  • Amir H. Gandomi, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering:

  • Tiago Fazeres-Ferradosa, University of Porto, Portugal.

Machines:

  • Chen Lv, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore;
  • Ignacio Gonzalez-Prieto, University of Malaga (UMA), Spain;
  • Ning Sun, Nankai University, China.

Processes:

  • Anton Rassõlkin, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.

Sensors:

  • Qammer H. Abbasi, Queen Mary University of London, UK;
  • Chi Hwan Lee, Purdue University, USA.

11 July 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Travel Awards in “Engineering”—Winners Announced

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

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

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

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

Actuators:

  • Matthew Wei Ming Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Applied Sciences:

  • Márcia de Sousa Oliveira, University of León, Spain;
  • Caroline Sarah Taylor, University of Sheffield, UK;
  • Raquel Viveiros, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal;
  • Alfonso González Briones, University of Salamanca, Spain;
  • Alen Horvat, University Carlos III Madrid, Spain;
  • Marie Švecová, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic;
  • Venanzio Giannella, University of Salerno, Italy;
  • Michaël Lobet, University of Namur, Belgium;
  • Lam Thi Ngoc Tran, National Research Council, Italy;
  • Hanfei Mei, University of South Carolina, USA.

Applied System Innovation:

  • Mert Nakip, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland.

Biosensors:

  • Mengdi Bao, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA;

Yichi Su, Stanford University, USA.

Buildings:

  • Karthik Panchabikesan, Concordia University, Canada;
  • Xiaolei Yuan, Tongji University, China.

Chemosensors:

  • Verónica Montes García, Université de Strasbourg & CNRS, France.

Electronics:

  • Peng Hang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore;
  • Alfonso González Briones, University of Salamanca, Spain.

Fluids:

  • Alberto Zingaro, Politecnico di Milano, Italy;
  • Sarah E. Morris, Auburn University, USA.

Infrastructures:

  • Angelo Aloisio, University of L’Aquila, Italy;
  • André Filipe Castanheira Alves Furtado, University of Porto, Portugal.

Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications:

  • Tommaso Zanotti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing:

  • Nagalingam Arun Prasanth, Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Lab, Singapore.

Machines:

  • Muhammad Jamil, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China;
  • Mariagrazia Tristano, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Processes:

  • Michele Schlich, University of Cagliari, Italy;
  • Álvaro Santana Mayor, University of La Laguna, Spain.

Sensors:

  • Eleonora Macchia, Åbo Akademi University, Finland;
  • Alfonso Gonzalez Briones, University of Salamanca, Spain;
  • Saúl Vallejos Calzada, University of Burgos, Spain;
  • Ana Novo, University of Vigo, Spain;
  • Yalin Liu, Macau University of Science and Technology, China;
  • Marilena Giglio, Politecnico of Bari, Italy;
  • Yuzhi Shi, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

11 July 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Outstanding Reviewer Awards in “Engineering”—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 2021 in the “Engineering category for their outstanding contributions among extensive competition by presenting them with an Outstanding Reviewer Award.

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

Actuators:

  • Ryszard Dindorf, Kielce University of Technology, Poland.

Applied Sciences:

  • Khaled Giasin, University of Portsmouth, UK;
  • Jakub Krzysztof Grabski, University of Technology, Poland;
  • Marcos Tostado-Véliz, University of Jaén, Spain;
  • Luigi Pugliese, University of Calabria, Italy;
  • Francesco Bennardo, University of Catanzaro, Italy;
  • Heriberto Perez-Acebo, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain.

Biosensors:

  • Amir Hatamie, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Buildings:

  • Francesco Fiorito, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy;
  • Paul G. O’Brien, York University, Canada.

Chemosensors:

  • Verónica Montes García, University of Strasbourg, France.

Machines:

  • Piotr Gierlak, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland;
  • Sebastian A. Nugroho, University of Michigan, USA;
  • Viorel Paleu, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania.

Processes:

  • Marcin Dębowski, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland;
  • Bartłomiej Zieniuk, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland;
  • Zbigniew Nadolny, Poznan University of Technology, Poland;
  • Attila Egedy, University of Pannonia, Hungary;
  • Seok-Ho Rhi, Chungbuk National University, Korea.

Sensors:

  • Hojong Choi, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Korea;
  • Li Fu, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China;
  • Leonardo De Mello Honorio, Federal University of Juiz De Fora Juiz De Fora, Brazil;
  • Mario Versaci, Mediterranea University, Italy;
  • Robertas Damasevicius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania.

28 June 2022
2021 Impact Factors - Released

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

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

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

 

* Journals given their first Impact Factor in 2022

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

 

9 June 2022
2021 CiteScores - Released


The 2021 citation metrics have been officially released in Scopus!

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

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

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

Journal

CiteScore

Quartile

Category

Non-coding RNA

10.1

Q1

Genetics

Journal of Functional Biomaterials

10.0

Q1

Biomedical Engineering

Marine Drugs

8.1

Q1

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)

Batteries

7.9

Q1

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Nutrients

7.9

Q1

Nutrition and Dietetics

Remote Sensing

7.4

Q1

General Earth and Planetary Sciences

Drones

7.2

Q1

Computer Science Applications

International Journal of Molecular Sciences

6.9

Q1

Inorganic Chemistry

Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks

6.9

Q1

Computer Networks and Communications

Cells

6.7

Q1

General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Nanomaterials

6.6

Q1

General Chemical Engineering

Toxins

6.6

Q1

Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

Viruses

6.6

Q1

Infectious Diseases

Antioxidants

6.5

Q1

Food Science

Fibers

6.5

Q1

Civil and Structural Engineering

Resources

6.4

Q1

Nature and Landscape Conservation

Sensors

6.4

Q1

Instrumentation

Big Data and Cognitive Computing

6.1

Q1

Management Information Systems

Molecules

5.9

Q1

Chemistry (miscellaneous)

Polymers

5.7

Q1

Polymers and Plastics

Biosensors

5.6

Q1

Engineering (miscellaneous)

Catalysts

5.5

Q1

General Environmental Science

Smart Cities

5.5

Q1

Urban Studies

Future Internet

5.4

Q2

Computer Networks and Communications

Beverages

5.3

Q1

Food Science

Fermentation

5.3

Q1

Plant Science

Environments

5.2

Q1

Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

Inventions

5.2

Q1

General Engineering

Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity

5.1

Q1

Development

Colloids and Interfaces

5.0

Q1

Chemistry (miscellaneous)

Energies

5.0

Q1

Control and Optimization

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information

5.0

Q1

Geography, Planning and Development

Sustainability

5.0

Q1

Geography, Planning and Development

Fire

4.9

Q1

Forestry

Robotics

4.9

Q1

Control and Optimization

Soil Systems

4.9

Q1

Soil Science

Geosciences

4.8

Q1

General Earth and Planetary Sciences

Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing

4.8

Q1

Mechanical Engineering

Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease

4.8

Q1

Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Water

4.8

Q1

Geography, Planning and Development

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

4.5

Q1

Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Sports

4.5

Q1

Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Entropy

4.4

Q1

Mathematical Physics

Journal of Clinical Medicine

4.4

Q1

General Medicine

Symmetry

4.3

Q1

General Mathematics

Cosmetics

4.2

Q1

Surgery

Foods

4.1

Q1

Health Professions (miscellaneous)

Journal of Fungi

4.1

Q1

Plant Science

ChemEngineering

4.0

Q1

General Engineering

Forests

4.0

Q1

Forestry

Journal of Intelligence

4.0

Q1

Education

Antibiotics

3.9

Q1

General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics

Cryptography

3.9

Q1

Applied Mathematics

Behavioral Sciences

3.8

Q1

Development

Buildings

3.8

Q1

Architecture

Metals

3.8

Q1

Metals and Alloys

Publications

3.5

Q1

Communication

Social Sciences

3.4

Q1

General Social Sciences

Mathematics

2.9

Q1

General Mathematics

Fractal and Fractional

2.8

Q1

Analysis

Animals

2.7

Q1

General Veterinary

Axioms

2.6

Q1

Algebra and Number Theory

Heritage

1.8

Q1

Conservation

Religions

1.0

Q1

Religious Studies

Philosophies

0.9

Q1

Philosophy

Source: 2021 CiteScores™ (Elsevier)

3 December 2021
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Recruiting Editorial Board Members for the Newly Established Section “Marine Aquaculture”


It is our great pleasure to announce the launch of “Marine Aquaculture”, a Section that will provide a specific venue for this field of research in JMSE (ISSN 2077-1312, IF 2.458, CiteScore 2.0).

We are now recruiting Editorial Board members (EBMs) for this Section (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jmse/sections/marine_aquaculture). If you are an active researcher in this field and passionate about publishing cutting-edge research, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

Responsibilities of JMSE Editorial Board Members include the following:

  • Making decisions on whether a manuscript can be accepted, or not, based on the reports we collect within your research field;
  • Promoting JMSE and published papers among your peers and at conferences that you attend or organize;
  • Suggest the latest topics within your research field that the journal could cover.

Benefits for JMSE Editorial Board Members include the following:

  • Certain discounts for the papers you publish;
  • A certificate in recognition of your role as an Editorial Board member of JMSE;
  • Additional sponsorships are offered by JMSE for conferences that you organize.

The Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312, IF 2.458, CiteScore 2.0) is an international, peer-reviewed, and open access journal that provides an advanced forum for studies related to marine science and engineering. For more information about JMSE, please visit the journal website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jmse.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16 November 2021
Topical Advisory Panel Established to Support Editorial Board

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

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 October 2021
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Recruiting Editorial Board Members for the Newly Established Section “Marine Ecology”


It is our great pleasure to announce the launch of the Section “Marine Ecology”, which will provide a specific venue for this field of research in JMSE.

We are now recruiting Editorial Board Members (EBMs) for this Section (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jmse/sections/marine_ecology). If you are an active researcher in this field, with a passion for publishing cutting-edge research, please do not hesitate to contact us ([email protected]).

The responsibilities of JMSE Editorial Board Members include the following:

  • Deciding whether a manuscript can be accepted, based on the reports we collect within your research field;
  • Promoting JMSE and published papers among your peers and at conferences that you attend or organize;
  • Suggesting the latest topics within your research field and identifying those that the journal could cover.

The benefits for JMSE Editorial Board Members include the following:

  • Certain discounts for the papers you publish;
  • A certificate in recognition of your role as an Editorial Board Member of JMSE;
  • Additional sponsorships are offered by JMSE for conferences that you organize.

The Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312, IF 2.458, CiteScore 2.0) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that provides an advanced forum for studies related to marine science and engineering. For more information about JMSE, please visit the following journal website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jmse.

26 September 2021
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Recruiting Editorial Board Members for the Newly Established Section “Marine Hazards”


It is our great pleasure to announce the launch of the Section “Marine Hazards”, which will provide a specific venue for this field of research in JMSE.

We are now recruiting Editorial Board Members (EBMs) for this Section (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jmse/sections/marine_hazards). If you are an active researcher in the field and passionate about publishing cutting-edge research, please do not hesitate to contact us ([email protected]).

The responsibilities of JMSE Editorial Board Members include the following:

  • Making decisions on whether a manuscript can be accepted, based on the reports we collect within your research field;
  • Promoting JMSE and published papers among your peers and at conferences that you attend or organize;
  • Suggesting the latest topics within your research field that the journal could cover.

Benefits for JMSE Editorial Board Members include the following:

  • Certain discounts for the papers you publish;
  • A certificate in recognition of your role as an Editorial Board Member of JMSE;
  • Additional sponsorships offered by JMSE for conferences that you organize.
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312, IF 2.458, CiteScore 2.0) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that provides an advanced forum for studies related to marine science and engineering. For more information about JMSE, please visit the journal website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jmse.

23 September 2021
2020 MDPI Top Reviewer Award—Winners Announced


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

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

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

22 September 2021
MDPI Joins SDG Publishers Compact

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

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

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

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

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

10 September 2021
JMSE Webinar | Peridynamics and Its Applications in Marine Structures, 10 September 2021


We are pleased to invite you to participate in the free JMSE (Journal of Marine Science and Engineering) webinar on 10 September 2021: Peridynamics and Its Applications in Marine Structures.

Marine structures are subjected to a harsh marine environment which can cause various damage types, including fatigue and corrosion. The prediction of fracture and failure is a challenging research area. There are various methods available for this purpose, including the well-known finite element (FE) method. The FE method is a powerful technique for the deformation and stress analysis of structures. However, it has various disadvantages in predicting failure, due to its mathematical structure. In order to overcome this problem, a new computational technique, peridynamics, was introduced. Peridynamics is a meshless method, and it is highly suitable for predicting crack initiation and propagation in structures subjected to different types of loading and environmental conditions. Peridynamics is also suitable for multiphysics analysis, so that the influence of different physical fields on each other can be accurately represented with damage prediction capability. In this webinar, various applications of peridynamics for marine structures will be demonstrated, including stress corrosion cracking, pit-to-crack transition, the underwater shock response of composite structures, fatigue damage prediction in metals, ice structure interactions and fracture in marine lithium-ion batteries.

Date: 10 September 2021

Time: 10:00 am CEST | 4:00 am EDT | 4:00 pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 839 8010 4509

Register for free here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2616243573746/WN_md7VZ9f2RdWhLcD8KTd_OA

Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST

Prof. Dr. Erkan Oterkus

Chair Introduction

10:00–10:05 am

Prof. Dr. Erkan Oterkus

“Introduction to Peridynamics”

10:05–10:45 am

Dr. Selda Oterkus

“Multiphysics Analysis by Using Peridynamics”

10:45–11:30 am

Q&A Session and Discussion

11:30–11:55 am

Prof. Dr. Erkan Oterkus

Closing of Webinar

11:55 am–12:00 pm

If you have any questions about the webinar, please send an email to [email protected].

We look forward to your participation in this event.

JMSE Editorial Office

3 August 2021
Announcement on Japanese Consumption Tax (JCT)

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

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

Contact: Setsuko Nishihara, MDPI Tokyo

23 July 2021
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Recruiting Editorial Board Members for the Newly Established Section “Marine Pollution”


It is our great pleasure to announce the launch of the Section “Marine Pollution”, which will provide a specific venue for this field of research in JMSE.

We are now recruiting Editorial Board Members (EBMs) for this Section (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jmse/sections/marine_pollution). If you are an active researcher in the field and passionate about publishing cutting-edge research, please do not hesitate to contact us ([email protected]).

Responsibilities of JMSE Editorial Board Members include the following:

  • Making decisions on whether a manuscript can be accepted, or not, based on the reports we collect within your research field;
  • Promoting JMSE and published papers among your peers and at conferences that you attend or organize;
  • Suggesting the latest topics within your research field that the journal could cover.

Benefits for JMSE Editorial Board Members include the following:

  • Certain discounts for the papers you publish;
  • A certificate in recognition of your role as an Editorial Board Member of JMSE;
  • Additional sponsorships are offered by JMSE for conferences that you organize.

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312, IF 2.458, CiteScore 2.0) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that provides an advanced forum for studies related to marine science and engineering. For more information about JMSE, please visit the journal website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jmse.

21 July 2021
Recruiting Guest Editors for the “Marine Energy” Section of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

JMSE (ISSN 2077-1312) has experienced significant growth over the past few years, both in terms of overall influence and the quality and quantity of topics that the journal covers. To manage this expansion, we have decided to set up the “Marine Energy” Section, allowing a more specific avenue toward which experts all over the world can submit their works.

Section Information

The Section “Marine Energy” within the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering welcomes original articles that make original and valued contributions to the subject of ocean energy development. Contributions, in the form of technical papers, are invited that report the latest state-of-the-art research outputs from fundamental research activities in clean ocean energy, development of new innovative engineering solutions in the capture and supply of clean energy from our oceans, and new supporting policy and financial engineering frameworks to expedite the uptake of clean ocean energy systems and deliver these to the market.

Keywords

  • Wave energy;
  • Tidal energy;
  • Ocean energy;
  • Ocean thermal energy conversion;
  • Offshore wind energy;
  • Nearshore wind energy;
  • Floating photovoltaics;
  • Marine renewables;
  • Offshore renewable energy.

Given the prospect of open access repositories and especially the vigorous development of JMSE, we are now recruiting Guest Editors (GEs) for this Section. As Guest Editor, you will have the following responsibilities and opportunities:

  • Serving as the Editor of Special Issues on topics related to your critical research interests, at your convenience;
  • Deciding whether a manuscript qualifies for acceptance in the Special Issue, according to MDPI criteria;
  • Promoting JMSE at academic events and to increase its visibility within related academic fields;
  • Inviting paper submissions and enjoy our premium editorial service at any time.

It is our pleasure to receive applications from leading experts in the aforementioned academic fields. We welcome and encourage you to apply.

You can submit your application directly via the link here.

If you have any questions that you would like to clarify before or after applying, please do not hesitate to contact us ([email protected]).

14 July 2021
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | Recruiting Editorial Board Members for the Newly Established Section “Marine Energy”

It is our great pleasure to announce the launch of the section “Marine Energy”, which will provide a specific venue for this field of research in JMSE.

We are now recruiting Editorial Board Members (EBMs) for this section (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jmse/sections/marine_energy). If you are an active researcher in the field and passionate about publishing cutting-edge research, please do not hesitate to contact us ([email protected]).

Responsibilities of JMSE Editorial Board Members include the following:

  • Making decisions on whether a manuscript can be accepted, or not, based on the reports we collect within your research field;
  • Promoting JMSE and published papers among your peers and at conferences that you attend or organize;
  • Suggesting the latest topics within your research field that the journal could cover.

Benefits for JMSE Editorial Board Members include the following:

  • Certain discounts for the papers you publish;
  • A certificate in recognition of your role as an Editorial Board Member of JMSE;
  • Additional sponsorships offered by JMSE for conferences that you organize.

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312, IF 2.458, CiteScore 2.0) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal which provides an advanced forum for studies related to marine science and engineering. For more information about JMSE, please visit the journal website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jmse.

6 July 2021
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Receives Updated CiteScore of 2.0

We are pleased to report that the CiteScore of JMSE has increased to 2.0 (from 1.8). It now ranks: 45/96 (Q2) in the "Ocean Engineering" category, 125/225 (Q3) in the "Water Science and Technology" category, and 180/318 (Q3) in the "Civil and Structural Engineering" category. For full details of the current CiteScore release, please refer to the Source page: (https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/21100830140).

We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all of the authors, editors, and reviewers for their great contributions. We are grateful for their excellent work, which has helped us to obtain this achievement for JMSE!

Read more and submit at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jmse.

30 June 2021
2020 Impact Factors - Released

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

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

  • 10 journals received their first impact factor
  • 96% of journals increased their impact factor from 2019
  • 32 journals (38%) ranked among the top 25% of journals, in at least one category
Journal Impact Factor Rank Category
Cancers 6.639 Q1 • Oncology
Cells 6.600 Q2 • Cell Biology
Pharmaceutics 6.321 Q1 • Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Antioxidants 6.313 Q1 • Food Science & Technology 
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
• Chemistry, Medicinal
Biomedicines 6.081 Q1 • Medicine, Research & Experimental
• Pharmacology & Pharmacy 
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
International Journal of Molecular Sciences 5.924 Q1 • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Q2 • Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Pharmaceuticals 5.863 Q1 • Pharmacology & Pharmacy
• Chemistry, Medicinal
Journal of Fungi 5.816 Q1 • Mycology
• Microbiology
Nutrients 5.719 Q1 • Nutrition & Dietetics
Biosensors 5.519 Q1 • Chemistry, Analytical
• Instruments & Instrumentation
Q2 • Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Marine Drugs 5.118 Q1 • Chemistry, Medicinal
• Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Biology 5.079 Q1 • Biology
Nanomaterials 5.076 Q1 • Physics, Applied
Q2 • Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary 
• Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Viruses 5.048 Q2 • Virology
Journal of Personalized Medicine 4.945 Q1 • Medicine, General & Internal
• Health Care Sciences & Services
Metabolites 4.932 Q2 • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biomolecules 4.879 Q2 • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Remote Sensing 4.848 Q1 • Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Q2 • Remote Sensing
• Imaging Science & Photographic Technology 
• Environmental Sciences
Gels * 4.702 Q1 • Polymer Science
Antibiotics 4.639 Q2 • Infectious Diseases
• Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Toxins 4.546 Q1 • Toxicology
• Food Science & Technology
Vaccines 4.422 Q2 • Immunology
• Medicine, Research & Experimental
Molecules 4.412 Q2 • Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Foods 4.350 Q2 • Food Science & Technology
Polymers 4.329 Q1 • Polymer Science
Journal of Clinical Medicine 4.242 Q1 • Medicine, General & Internal
Toxics 4.146 Q2 • Toxicology
• Environmental Sciences
Catalysts 4.146 Q2 • Chemistry, Physical
Microorganisms 4.128 Q2 • Microbiology
Membranes 4.106 Q1 • Polymer Science
Q2 • Engineering, Chemical
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary 
• Chemistry, Physical
Genes 4.096 Q2 • Genetics & Heredity
Fermentation * 3.975 Q2 • Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease * 3.948 Q2 • Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
Plants 3.935 Q1 • Plant Sciences
Life 3.817 Q2 • Biology
Diagnostics 3.706 Q2 • Medicine, General & Internal
Current Oncology 3.677 Q3 • Oncology
Materials 3.623 Q1 • Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Q2 • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
• Chemistry, Physical 
• Physics, Applied 
• Physics, Condensed Matter
Sensors 3.576 Q1 • Instruments & Instrumentation
Q2 • Chemistry, Analytical
• Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Pathogens 3.492 Q2 • Microbiology
Agronomy 3.417 Q1 • Agronomy
• Plant Sciences
Chemosensors 3.398 Q2 • Instruments & Instrumentation
• Chemistry, Analytical
Q3 • Electrochemistry
Land 3.398 Q2 • Environmental Studies
Brain Sciences 3.394 Q3 • Neurosciences
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 3.390 Q1 • Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SSCI)
Q2 • Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SCIE)
• Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
Tomography 3.358 Q2 • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
Fractal and Fractional * 3.313 Q1 • Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications
Sustainability 3.251 Q2 • Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
• Environmental Studies (SSCI)
Q3 • Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SCIE)
• Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SSCI)
Water 3.103 Q2 • Water Resources
• Environmental Sciences
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research 3.049 Q3 • Business
Energies 3.004 Q3 • Energy & Fuels
Agriculture 2.925 Q1 • Agronomy
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 2.899 Q2 • Geography, Physical
• Computer Science, Information Systems
Q3 • Remote Sensing
Micromachines 2.891 Q2 • Instruments & Instrumentation
• Physics, Applied
Q3 • Chemistry, Analytical
• Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Coatings 2.881 Q2 • Materials Science, Coatings & Films
• Physics, Applied
Q3 • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Children 2.863 Q2 • Pediatrics
Processes 2.847 Q3 • Engineering, Chemical
Separations 2.777 Q3 • Chemistry, Analytical
Insects 2.769 Q1 • Entomology
Animals 2.752 Q1 • Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science
• Veterinary Sciences
Symmetry 2.713 Q2 • Multidisciplinary Sciences
Atmosphere 2.686 Q3 • Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
• Environmental Sciences
Applied Sciences 2.679 Q2 • Engineering, Multidisciplinary
• Physics, Applied
Q3 • Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Photonics 2.676 Q2 • Optics
Buildings * 2.648 Q2 • Construction & Building Technology
• Engineering, Civil
Healthcare 2.645 Q2 • Health Policy & Services (SSCI)
Q3 • Health Care Sciences & Services (SCIE)
Minerals 2.644 Q2 • Mining & Mineral Processing
• Mineralogy
• Geochemistry & Geophysics
Forests 2.634 Q1 • Forestry
Crystals 2.589 Q2 • Crystallography
Q3 • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Entropy 2.524 Q2 • Physics, Multidisciplinary
Diversity 2.465 Q2 • Biodiversity Conservation
Q3 • Ecology
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 2.458 Q2 • Oceanography
• Engineering, Marine 
• Engineering, Ocean
Medicina 2.430 Q2 • Medicine, General & Internal
Machines * 2.428 Q2 • Engineering, Mechanical
Q3 • Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Electronics 2.397 Q3 • Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
• Computer Science, Information Systems 
• Physics, Applied
Fishes * 2.385 Q2 • Fisheries
• Marine & Freshwater Biology
Metals 2.351 Q2 • Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Q3 • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Horticulturae * 2.331 Q1 • Horticulture
Veterinary Sciences * 2.304 Q1 • Veterinary Sciences
Universe 2.278 Q3 • Physics, Particles & Fields
• Astronomy & Astrophysics
Mathematics 2.258 Q1 • Mathematics
Magnetochemistry 2.193 Q3 • Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
• Chemistry, Physical 
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Current Issues in Molecular Biology 2.081 Q4 • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Actuators 1.994 Q3 • Instruments & Instrumentation
• Engineering, Mechanical
Aerospace * 1.659 Q2 • Engineering, Aerospace

* Journals given their first Impact Factor in 2021

Source: 2020 Journal Impact Factors, Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate, 2021)

23 June 2021
Recruiting Editorial Board Members for Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

We are now recruiting Editorial Board Members (EBMs) (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jmse/editors). If you are an active researcher in the field and passionate about publishing cutting-edge research, please do not hesitate to contact us ([email protected]).

Responsibilities of JMSE Editorial Board Members include the following:

  1. Making decisions on whether a manuscript can be accepted, or not, based on the reports we collect within your research field;
  2. Promoting JMSE and published papers among your peers and at conferences that you attend or organize;
  3. Suggesting the latest topics within your research field that the journal could engage with.

Benefits for JMSE Editorial Board Members include the following:

  1. Certain discounts for the papers you publish;
  2. A recognition certificate as an Editorial Board Member of JMSE;
  3. Additional sponsorships are offered by JMSE for conferences that you organize.

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312, IF 2.033, CiteScore 2.0) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that provides an advanced forum for studies related to marine science and engineering. For more information about JMSE, please visit: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jmse.

28 April 2021
Book BuilderCompile a Customized E-Book from Your Favorite MDPI Open Access Content

MDPI Books recently released Book Builder, a new online tool to conveniently arrange, design and produce an eBook from any content published in MDPI journals. Book Builder offers two functions: on the one hand (1) Selections, available to every registered user of MDPI; on the other hand (2) Special Issue Reprints, which can be used exclusively by Guest Editors of Special Issues.

Selections

In just a matter of a few clicks, all users are now able to assemble books from MDPI articles and receive instantaneous feedback in the form of a fully produced and compiled book (PDF), which can be downloaded or ordered as print copy. Selections can include any paper published with MDPI, picking and combining content from different journals and special issues.

This way, the user may for example choose to compile an ebook focusing around a particular topic, or assemble articles from a group of others.

 

We invite you to make yourself familiar with the new tool! The Book Builder can be found here: https://www.mdpi.com/books/book_builder.

Special Issue Reprints

The Book Builder allows Guest Editors of MDPI journals to create a reprint from a successfully completed Special Issue or Topical Collection in book format. If you are a Guest Editor for an MDPI journal, you can use the new tool  to create an PDF document which includes all articles published in the Special Issue as well as a book cover and table of contents.

For Special Issues containing a minimum of 5 articles, the Guest Editor can request its publication on the MDPI Book platform. Published reprints are assigned an ISBN and DOI.

In addition to the PDF copy of the Reprint Book, as a token of our gratitude, MDPI offers every Guest Editor one (1) complimentary print copy (via print-on-demand). All contributors benefit from a discount on orders of any additional print copies, to share with colleagues or libraries or others.

 



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In line with our organization's values, MDPI Books publishes all content in open access, promoting the exchange of ideas and knowledge in a globalized world. MDPI Books encompasses all the benefits of open access—high availability and visibility, as well as wide and rapid dissemination. MDPI Books are distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License, meaning as an author you retain the copyright for your work. In addition, with MDPI Books you can complement the digital version of your work with a high-quality printed counterpart.

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20 April 2021
Meet us at the OceanTech Asia Pacific, Zhoushan Campus, Zhejiang University, China, May 19 - 21, 2021


MDPI will be attending the OceanTech Asia Pacific, Zhoushan Campus, Zhejiang University, China, May 19 - 21, 2021.

OceanTech Asia Pacific (OAP) provides strategic venues for marine engineers, technologists, industrialists and scientists to facilitate the development, strengthening and exchange of new solutions – technologies and methodologies. The objectives of OAP are to facilitate sustainable utilization of oceanic resources to address contemporary economic and societal challenges: Augmenting and maintaining environmentally sound human habitats, food supplies, energy resources and transportation; Upgrading, development and transfer of new instruments, tools and methodologies for further marine research and discovery.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth C017). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit: https://www.oceantech-ap.com/

15 April 2021
MDPI Celebrates Company Milestone With 25th Anniversary Page
"We exist to help scientists achieve their own objectives"


In June of this year, MDPI will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its foundation. To mark this significant milestone, we have created a 25th Anniversary page on our website that evokes the development of our company over the past quarter-century.

MDPI has been a pioneer of Open Access publishing ever since the concept was first created.

In a wide-ranging interview, our CEO Delia Mihaila reflects on the company’s 25th anniversary and its contribution to the world of scientific publishing.

Delia considers how MDPI has evolved since starting life in 1996 as a visionary ‘project’ run out of an apartment in Basel, Switzerland, by Dr. Shu-Kun Lin. A chemist who was passionate about the long-term preservation of rare chemical sample, Dr. Lin was determined to help scholars publish their findings as quickly as possible and make their research results available to as wide a readership as possible worldwide. That determination remains unchanged 25 years later.

Today, MDPI is an international organization with over 4,000 employees based on three continents and in ten countries, and ranks among the world's top four academic publishers.

MDPI's mission is to accelerate access to new scientific research, delivering insight faster for researchers worldwide. Read more here about the company's remarkable success story and what the Open Access publishing model can offer the global scientific community.

18 March 2021
Recruiting Editorial Board Members for JMSE


It is our great pleasure to announce the launch of “Marine Environmental Science”, which will provide a specific venue for this field of research. The section will be led by Prof. Dr. Gerardo Gold-Bouchot (Texas A&M University).

We are now recruiting Editorial Board Members (EBMs) for the Section (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jmse/sectioneditors/marine_environment). If you are an active researcher in the field and passionate about publishing cutting-edge research, please do not hesitate to contact us ([email protected]).

Responsibilities of JMSE Editorial Board Members include the following:

  1. Making decisions on whether a manuscript can be accepted, or not, based on the reports we collect within your research field.
  2. Promoting JMSE and published papers among your peers and at conferences that you attend or organize;
  3. Suggesting the latest topics within your research field that the journal could engage with.

Benefits for JMSE Editorial Board Members include the following:

  1. Certain discounts for the papers you publish;
  2. A recognition certificate as an Editorial Board Member of JMSE;
  3. Additional sponsorships are offered by JMSE for conferences that you organize.

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312, IF 2.033, CiteScore 1.8)  is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal which provides an advanced forum for studies related to marine science and engineering. For more information about JMSE, please visit: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/jmse.

10 March 2021
Journal Selector: Helping to Find the Right MDPI Journal for Your Article


At MDPI, we strive to make your online publication process seamless and efficient. To achieve this, our team is continuously developing tools and features to make the user experience useful and convenient.

As the number of academic papers continues to grow, so does the need to analyze and work with them on a large scale. This prompted us to design a new feature aimed at helping researchers find journals that are relevant to their publication by matching their abstract topic. In this regard, we designed a similarity model that automatically identifies the most suitable academic journals for your paper.

We are pleased to introduce Journal Selector, a new feature that measures similarity in academic contexts. By simply entering the title and/or abstract into our Journal Selector, the author will see a list of the most related scientific journals published by MDPI. This method helps authors select the correct journals for their papers, highlighting the time of publication and citability.

The methodology is known as representation learning, where words are represented as vectors in hyperspace. Representation helps us differentiate between different concepts within articles, and in turn, helps us identify similarities between them.

We used an advanced machine learning model to better capture the semantic meanings of words. This helps the algorithm make better predictions by leveraging scientific text representation. In turn, this ensures high precision, helping authors decide which journal they should submit their paper to.

The goal is to support authors to publish their work in the most suitable journal for their research, as fast as possible, accelerating their career progress.

Contact: Andrea Perlato, Head of Data Analytics, MDPI (email)

15 December 2020
MDPI adopts C4DISC principles to improve diversity and inclusion in scholarly communications

MDPI is proud to adopt the principles of the Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC) to support building equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in scholarly communications.

The C4DISC represents organizations and individuals working in scholarly communications and is focused on addressing issues of diversity and inclusion within the publishing industry.

MDPI’s Managing Editors encourage the Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors to appoint diverse expert Editorial Boards. This is also reflective in our multi-national and inclusive workplace. We are proud to create equal opportunities without regard to gender, ethnicity, geographic location, sexual orientation, age, disability, political beliefs, religion, or socio-economic status. There is no place for discrimination in our workplace and editors of MDPI journals are to uphold these principles in high regard.

Representatives from C4DISC meet monthly, and have started to implement initiatives to shed light and improve on the lack of diversity in scholarly communications. Some of the initiatives include developing a joint statement of principles; conducting market research; providing training resources, best practices, toolkits, and documentation for our collective memberships; and establishing outreach programs, curricula, events, and publications.

The Coalition is committed to:

  • eliminating barriers to participation, extending equitable opportunities across all stakeholders, and ensuring that our practices and policies promote equitable treatment and do not allow, condone, or result in discrimination;
  • creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences;
  • promoting diversity in all staff, volunteers, and audiences, including full participation in programs, policy formulation, and decision-making;
  • raising awareness about career opportunities in our industries to groups who are currently underrepresented in the workforce;
  • supporting our members in achieving diversity and inclusion within their organizations.

14 December 2020
Article Layout and Templates Revised for Future Volumes

At MDPI we have slightly revised the layout for articles to be published in the 2021 Volume, starting at the end of December 2020. As of today, the article templates available for download on ‘Instructions for Authors’ pages have been updated.

The most noticeable change can be found on the first page of the article, where a left-hand column has been created to include the following front matter elements: (i) the recommended citation style for the article, (ii) the publishing history, (iii) as well as the Creative Commons Attribution license used (iv) a standard note regarding affiliations. At the same time, the extra spacing on the left means the authors’ affiliations are now more clearly set apart than before. Other front matter key elements such as journal logo, article type, article title, authors, abstract and keywords remain unchanged.

The blank column on the left runs through all pages in an article; as a result, the main text is slightly more condensed, which improve reader friendliness for smaller screens. Small figures/tables are aligned on the left with standard indenture, while large figures/tables are centered and covering the full width of the page. The revised layout was applied in the article pictured below, to serve as an example:

1) Information is displayed in the left information bar.


2) In the main text, there is a blank column on the left.


3) Small tables/figures are aligned on the left, large tables/figures are centered.

11 December 2020
2020 "Highly Cited Researchers" on MDPI Journal's Editorial Boards

We are pleased to acknowledge that many academic editors who have made an impact on MDPI journals as editorial board members, editors-in-chief, or section editors, are recognized as 2020 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate.

Highly Cited Researchers highlights the top 1% of researchers, by citations, in one or more of the 22 fields used in Clarivate Analytics Essential Science Indicators. We offer our congratulations to 279 academic editors of MDPI journals who were recognized as the most influential scholars in their fields in 2020.


Adams, Dave
Agarwal, Ravi P.
Ahn, Choon Ki
Ahn, Myung-Ju
Albrecht, Randy A.
Andersson, Dan I.
Anker, Stefan D.
Apergis, Nicholas
Ariga, Katsuhiko
Artaxo, Paulo
Balsamo, Gianpaolo
Barba, Francisco J.
Benediktsson, Jon Atli
Benelli, Giovanni
Bhatnagar, Amit
Bialystok, Ellen
Blaabjerg, Frede
Blay, Jean-Yves
Bogers, Marcel
Bolton, Declan J.
Boyer, Cyrille
Brocca, Luca
Bruix, Jordi
Buhalis, Dimitrios
Burdick, Jason A.
Byrd, John C.
Cabeza, Luisa F.
Cabrerizo-Lorite, Francisco Javier
Cai, Jianchao
Calhoun, Vince D.
Cantu, Robert C.
Cerqueira, Miguel
Chang, Jo-Shu
Chau, Kwok-wing
Chemat, Farid
Chen, Jianmin
Chen, Jun
Chen, Min
Chen, Shaowei
Chen, Wei
Chen, Wei-Hsin
Chen, Xiaofeng
Chen, Yangkang
Chen, Zhi-Gang
Chiclana, Francisco
Corella, Dolores
Cortes, Javier
Cortes, Jorge
Cummings, Kenneth Michael
Dai, Shifeng
Decker, Eric A.
DePinho, Ronald A.
Dimopoulos, Meletios-Athanasios
Dincer, Ibrahim
Du, Yihong
Dupont, Didier
Edwards, David
Ellahi, Rahmat
Ellis, Erle C.
ElMasry, Gamal
Esteller, Manel
Estruch, Ramón
Fang, Chuanglin
Fasano, Alessio
Fernandez-Lafuente, Roberto
Ferreira, Isabel
Fortino, Giancarlo
Galluzzi, Lorenzo
Galvano, Fabio
Gandomi, Amir H.
Gandomi, Amir H.
Gao, Bin
Gao, Feng
Gao, Wei
Garbe, Claus
García, Hermenegildo
Geschwind, Daniel H.
Giampieri, Francesca
Giralt, Sergio A.
Glanz, Karen
Goldewijk, Kees Klein
Gössling, Stefan
Govindan, Kannan
Granato, Daniel
Grosso, Giuseppe
Grosso, Giuseppe
Guerrero, Josep M.
Haase, Dagmar
Hagger, Martin S.
Hamblin, Michael R.
Han, Heesup
Jankovic, Joseph
Janotti, Anderson

Jiang, Hai-Long
Kalaji, Hazem M.
Kalantar-Zadeh, Kourosh
Kaner, Richard B.
Karimi, Hamid Reza
Kataoka, Kazunori
Keesstra, Saskia
Kepp, Oliver
Kerminen, Veli-Matti
Keyzers, Robert A.
Khademhosseini, Ali
Khan, Nafees A.
Kim, Ki-Hyun
Klemeš, Jiří Jaromír
Klenk, Hans-Peter
Konopleva, Marina Y.
Krammer, Florian
Krebs, Frederik C.
Kroemer, Guido
Kudo, Masatoshi
Kurths, Juergen
Kurzrock, Razelle
Kuznetsov, Nikolay V.
Kyrpides, Nikos C.
La Vecchia, Carlo
Lai, Yuekun
Lam, James
Lancellotti, Patrizio
Lee, Sangmoon
Leung, Victor C. M.
Li, Jinghong
Li, Yurui
Lindahl, José M. Merigó
Lip, Gregory Y. H.
Loh, Xian Jun
Long, Hualou
Lund, Henrik
Luo, Jingshan
Luque, Rafael
Lyons, Timothy W.
Ma, Jun
Ma, Wen-Xiu
Ma, Yanming
Maeda, Keisuke
Makarova, Kira
Mantovani, Alberto
Martín-Belloso, Olga
Martinoia, Enrico
Marzband, Mousa
Masclaux-Daubresse, Celine
Masson, Patrick
Mateos, María Victoria
Mathiesen, Brian Vad
Matyjaszewski, Krzysztof
McArthur, Grant A.
McCauley, Darren
Medlock, Jolyon M.
Melero, Ignacio
Mezzetti, Bruno
Miroshnichenko, Andrey E.
Moran, Daniel
Mueller, Lukas A.
Mueller-Roeber, Bernd
Naushad, Mu
Nemeroff, Charles B.
Nieto, Juan J.
O'Donnell, Colm
Ogino, Shuji
Olabi, Abdul-Ghani
O'Regan, Donal
Orsini, Nicola
Oswald, Isabelle P.
Ozcan, Aydogan
Pahl-Wostl, Claudia
Pang, Huan
Payne, James E.
Peng, Shushi
Perc, Matjaz
Perez-Alvarez, Jose Angel
Piquero, Alex R.
Ploss, Alexander
Postolache, Mihai
Pradhan, Biswajeet
Prinsep, Michele R.
Qian, Dong
Qu, Xiaogang
Reiter, Russel J.
Riahi, Keywan
Richter, Andreas
Rignot, Eric
Robert, Caroline
Ros, Emilio
Rosell, Rafael

Rosen, Marc A.
Rossolini, Gian Maria
Saad, Fred
Saad, Walid
Sadorsky, Perry
Sakthivel, Rathinasamy
Schwab, Matthias
Scolyer, Richard A.
Serra-Majem, Lluis
Sethi, Gautam
Seto, Karen C.
Settele, Josef
Seymour, John F.
Shi, Peng
Siano, Pierluigi
Sillanpää, Mika
Simal-Gandara, Jesus
Smagghe, Guy
Srivastava, Hari M.
Stadler, Peter F.
Sun, Fengchun
Sunderland, Elsie M.
Suzuki, Nobuhiro
Svenning, Jens-Christian
Tan, Weihong
Teixeira, José António
Thakur, Vijay Kumar
Tong, Shilu
Tornabene, Francesco
Tsao, Rong
Tukker, Arnold
Turskis, Zenonas
Uversky, Vladimir N.
van Wesemael, Bas
Van Zwieten, Lukas
Vangronsveld, Jaco
Varma, Rajender S.
Varshney, Rajeev K.
Vasquez, Juan C.
Velicogna, Isabella
Vieta, Eduard
Wade, Timothy J.
Wagner, Wolfgang
Wamba, Samuel Fosso
Wang, Chunsheng
Wang, Guoxiu
Wang, Joseph
Wang, Qi
Wang, Tao
Wang, Yuan
Wiens, John J.
Wu, Hao Bin
Wu, Hui
Wu, Tom
Wu, Zhongbiao
Xia, Xinhui
Xiao, Wenjiao
Xin, Sen
Xiong, Rui
Xu, Bin
Xu, Zeshui
Yan, Huaicheng
Yang, Bing
Yang, Hongxing
Yang, Jie
Yang, Xiao-Jun
Yin, Shen
Ying, Guang-Guo
Young, Allan H.
Yu, Guihua
Zarco-Tejada, Pablo J.
Zavadskas, EdmundasKazimieras
Zeadally, Sherali
Zhang, Fan
Zhang, Liangpei
Zhang, Qichun
Zhang, Xian-Ming
Zhang, Yue-Jun
Zhao, Guochun
Zhao, Li-Dong
Zhu, Zhe
Zhuang, Xiaodong
Zou, Quan

The full list of 2020 Highly Cited Researchers  can be accessed on https://recognition.webofsciencegroup.com/awards/highly-cited/2020/

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

4 December 2020
Congratulations to the Winning Articles of the JMSE 2019 Highly Cited Awards

In the second half of 2020, the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering launched the JMSE 2019 Highly Cited Paper Awards to recognize the most highly cited papers of the past two years. Let us give our cordial congratulations to the winning articles!

1st Prize:
Sea Level Change and Coastal Climate Services: The Way Forward

Gonéri Le Cozannet, Robert J. Nicholls, Jochen Hinkel, William V. Sweet, Kathleen L. McInnes, Roderik S. W.Van de Wal, Aimée B. A. Slangen, Jason A. Lowe and Kathleen D. White
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2017, 5, 49; doi:10.3390/jmse5040049
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/5/4/49

Winning Article Introduction

Coastal zones are especially in need of climate services for adaptation as rising sea levels increasingly exacerbate flooding, erosion, and salinization hazards. An important component of these services will be sea level scenarios and projections tailored to a wide range of coastal users, such as communities at risk, land use planners, coastal infrastructure owners, or the insurance industry. Coastal scientists involved in the “Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts”, part of Grand Challenge of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), have reviewed how annual to multi-decadal sea level projections can be used within coastal climate services. The resulting review article, published in the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, examines the current state-of-the-art coastal climate services in the US, Australia, and France, and identifies the lessons learned. More broadly, the article also reviews current barriers in the development of coastal climate services, and identifies research and development efforts for overcoming barriers and facilitating their continued growth. In conclusion, our paper suggests that standard approaches are required to translate relative sea level information into useable forms for coastal management, including coastal adaptation.

Message from the Authors

JMSE has published many strong scientific papers in recent years, and we are confident that the journal will continue with its strong contribution to the coastal adaptation scientific community. Hence, we are very pleased to have received the Highly Cited Paper Award for the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, and we have subsequently decided to donate the 800 CHF prize to Oxfam France, a nonprofit organization acting to reduce inequality and poverty.

2nd Prize:

Quantifying Economic Value of Coastal Ecosystem Services: A Review
Seyedabdolhossein Mehvar, Tatiana Filatova, Ali Dastgheib, Erik De Ruyter van Steveninck and Roshanka Ranasinghe
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2018, 6, 5; doi:10.3390/jmse6010005
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/6/1/5

Winning Article Introduction

The complexity of quantifying ecosystem services in monetary terms has long been a challenging issue for economists and ecologists. Many case-specific valuation studies have been carried out in various parts of the world. Yet, a coherent review on the valuation of coastal ecosystem services (CES), which systematically describes fundamental concepts, analyzes reported applications, and addresses the issue of climate change (CC) impacts on the monetary value of CES, is still lacking. In our article, we take a step towards addressing this knowledge gap by pursuing a coherent review that aims to provide policy makers, coastal zone managers, and researchers in multidisciplinary teams with a summary of the state-of-the-art and a guideline on the process of economic valuation of CES and potential changes in these values due to CC impacts. The article highlights the main concepts of CES valuation studies and offers a systematic analysis of the best practices by analyzing two global-scale and 30 selected local and regional case studies in which different CES have been valued.

Message from the Authors

It is our great pleasure to be among the three winners of the JMSE 2019 Highly Cited Paper Awards. JMSE has undoubtedly become a popular venue for cutting-edge research and new advances in the broad field of marine science and engineering, providing an attractive online open access format, great support services, and a quick handling process for papers. We look forward to further collaboration, and to the continued growth of the journal in the future.

3rd Prize

Comparative Analysis of Coastal Flooding Vulnerability and Hazard Assessment at National Scale

Marcello Di Risio, Antonello Bruschi, Iolanda Lisi, Valeria Pesarino and Davide Pasquali
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2017, 5, 51; doi:10.3390/jmse5040051
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/5/4/51

Winning Article Introduction

The evaluation of the coastal hazard and vulnerability caused by storms is crucial when coastal flooding and erosion need to be carefully managed by local authorities in order to limit damage to the coastal infrastructure and to protect human life, habitats, and sensitive species. This issue is usually tackled through common and shared approaches at the regional scale. Nevertheless, when the analysis must be carried out at the national scale, it is necessary to select a suitable dataset. This must be consistent with the whole application area concerning its spatial distribution, reliability, and availability. The aim of the paper is to perform a comparative analysis, using data available at the national and local scale, to highlight the sensitivity of the coastal hazard and vulnerability assessment. The microtidal and dissipative coastal stretches of Montalto di Castro (Tyrrhenian Sea) are used in this case study. Datasets with different spatial resolutions are then used. The results revealed that the use of low-resolution data leads to the overestimation of vulnerability and to the underestimation of hazard.

Message from the Authors

Many years have come and gone since the JMSE published its first issue. Thanks to the great efforts of the editorial office, the editorial board, and a plethora of excellent authors and reviewers, JMSE is now one of the most respected journals in the field of marine science and engineering. We are so proud to receive 3rd prize in the JMSE 2019 Highly Cited Paper Awards.

These three outstanding papers represent some of the most valuable contributions that JMSE has received to date. On behalf of the Editorial Board and Editorial Office, we would like to congratulate these three teams for their excellent work.

9 July 2020
Open Access Agreement Between Jisc Collections and MDPI

We are delighted to announce the establishment of our Open Access agreement with Jisc Collections, which will allow UK institutions to benefit from access to article processing charge (APC) discounts and streamlined payment workflows.

All institutions participating in the agreement will also gain access to the MDPI online submission system where they can find full article metadata and pricing information for easy identification and additional transparency.

Eligible authors affiliated with the participating institutions are prompted to choose the corresponding Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP) when they submit an article via our online submission system.

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About Jisc

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

29 June 2020
Updated Impact Factors Released in the Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate)

The updated citation metrics have been released in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), published by Clarivate. The recent release of the JCR includes seventy-one MDPI titles. Out of these, 18 titles are newcomers, receiving a first Journal Impact Factor which is based on citation activity in 2019: Actuators, Agriculture, Biology, Biomedicines, Biosensors, Chemosensors, Children, Healthcare, Journal of Fungi, Journal of Personalized Medicine (JPM), Land, Life, Magnetochemistry, Membranes, Pharmaceuticals, Photonics, Separations and Toxics.

  • Out of the previously listed journals, a total of 72 percent boast an increased Impact Factor.
  • 25 journals are ranked among the top 25% of journals in at least one of the categories they are ranked for.
  • Articles published in 2019 in MDPI journals account for approximately 17 percent of of articles published in gold Open Access journals covered in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).

First Impact Factors

Journal Impact Factor Rank Category Details
Actuators 1.957 31/64 (Q2) • Instruments & Instrumentation Link
Agriculture 2.072 25/91 (Q2) • Agronomy Link
Biology 3.796 19/93 (Q1) • Biology Link
Biomedicines  4.717 30/138 (Q1)
36/270 (Q1)
• Medicine, Research & Experimental
• Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Link
Biosensors 3.240 24/86 (Q2) • Chemistry, Analytical Link
Chemosensors 3.108 16/64 (Q1)
27/86 (Q2)
13/27 (Q2)
• Instruments & Instrumentation
• Chemistry, Analytical
• Electrochemistry
Link
Children 2.078 50/128 (Q2) • Pediatrics Link
Healthcare 1.916 62/102 (Q3)
45/87 (Q3)
• Health Care Sciences & Services (SCIE)
• Health Policy & Services (SSCI)
Link
Journal of Fungi 4.621 5/29 (Q1)
31/135 (Q1)
• Mycology
• Microbiology
Link
Journal of Personalized Medicine 4.433 24/165 (Q1)
10/102 (Q1)
• Medicine, General & Internal
• Health Care Sciences & Services
Link
Land 2.429 58/123 (Q2) • Environmental Studies (SSCI) Link
Life 2.991 26/93 (Q2)
109/267 (Q2)
• Biology
• Microbiology
Link
Magnetochemistry 1.947 22/45 (Q2)
109/159 (Q3)
201/314 (Q3)
• Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
• Chemistry, Physical
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Link
Membranes 3.094 53/143 (Q2)
129/314 (Q2)
23/89 (Q2)
• Engineering, Chemical
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
• Polymer Science
Link
Pharmaceuticals 4.286 49/270 (Q1) • Pharmacology & Pharmacy Link
Photonics 2.140 48/97 (Q2) • Optics Link
Separations 1.900 53/86 (Q3) • Chemistry, Analytical Link
Toxics 3.271 32/92 (Q2)
92/265 (Q2)
• Toxicology
• Environmental Sciences
Link

Updated Impact Factors

Journal Impact Factor Rank Category Details
Agronomy 2.603 18/91 (Q1)
65/234 (Q2)
• Agronomy
• Plant Sciences
Link
Animals 2.323 10/63 (Q1)
14/142 (Q1)
• Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science
• Veterinary Sciences
Link
Antibiotics 3.893 23/93 (Q1)
64/270 (Q1)
• Infectious Diseases
• Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Link
Antioxidants 5.014 10/139 (Q1)
56/297 (Q1)
7/61 (Q1)
• Food Science & Technology
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
• Chemistry, Medicinal
Link
Applied Sciences 2.474 161/314 (Q3)
32/91 (Q2)
88/177 (Q2)
62/154 (Q2)
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
• Engineering, Multidisciplinary
• Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
• Physics, Applied
Link
Atmosphere 2.397 48/93 (Q3) • Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences Link
Biomolecules 4.082 98/297 (Q2) • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Link
Brain Sciences 3.332 113/271 (Q2) • Neurosciences Link
Cancers 6.126 37/244 (Q1) • Oncology Link
Catalysts 3.520 65/159 (Q2) • Chemistry, Physical Link
Cells 4.366 70/195 (Q2) • Cell Biology Link
Coatings 2.436 10/21 (Q2) • Materials Science, Coatings & Films Link
Crystals 2.404 10/26 (Q2)
165/314 (Q3)
• Crystallography
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Link
Diagnostics 3.110 39/165 (Q1) • Medicine, General & Internal Link
Diversity 1.402 119/168 (Q3) • Ecology Link
Electronics 2.412 125/266 (Q2) • Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Link
Energies 2.702 63/112 (Q3) • Energy & Fuels Link
Entropy 2.494 33/85 (Q2) • Physics, Multidisciplinary Link
Foods 4.092 27/139 (Q1) • Food Science & Technology Link
Forests 2.221 17/68 (Q1) • Forestry Link
Genes 3.759 53/177 (Q2) • Genetics & Heredity Link
Insects 2.220 18/101 (Q1) • Entomology Link
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 2.849 58/193 (Q2)

32/170 (Q1)

105/265 (Q2)
• Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SCIE)
• Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SSCI)
• Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
Link
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) 4.556 74/297 (Q1)
48/177 (Q2)
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
• Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Link
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (IJGI) 2.239 31/50 (Q3)
18/30 (Q3)
• Geography, Physical
• Remote Sensing
Link
Journal of Clinical Medicine 3.303 36/165 (Q1) • Medicine, General & Internal Link
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 2.033 31/66 (Q2) • Oceanography Link
Marine Drugs 4.073 16/61 (Q2) • Chemistry, Medicinal Link
Materials 3.057 132/314 (Q2) • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary Link
Mathematics 1.747 28/324 (Q1) • Mathematics Link
Medicina 1.205 107/165 (Q3) • Medicine, General & Internal Link
Metabolites 4.097 95/297 (Q2) • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Link
Metals 2.117 18/79 (Q1)
185/314 (Q3)
• Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Link
Micromachines 2.523 56/92 (Q3)
23/64 (Q2)
• Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
• Instruments & Instrumentation
Link
Microorganisms 4.152 37/135 (Q2) • Microbiology Link
Minerals 2.380 6/21 (Q2)
11/30 (Q2)
• Mining & Mineral Processing
• Mineralogy
Link
Molecules 3.267 70/177 (Q2)
141/297 (Q2)
• Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Link
Nanomaterials 4.324 89/314 (Q2)
42/103 (Q2)
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
• Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Link
Nutrients 4.546 17/89 (Q1) • Nutrition & Dietetics Link
Pathogens 3.018 65/135 (Q2) • Microbiology Link
Pharmaceutics 4.421 44/270 (Q1) • Pharmacology & Pharmacy Link
Plants 2.762 58/234 (Q1) • Plant Sciences Link
Polymers 3.426 16/89 (Q1) • Polymer Science Link
Processes 2.753 59/143 (Q2) • Engineering, Chemical Link
Remote Sensing 4.509 9/30 (Q2) • Remote Sensing Link
Sensors 3.275 22/86 (Q2)
77/266 (Q2)
15/64 (Q1)
• Chemistry, Analytical
• Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
• Instruments & Instrumentation
Link
Sustainability 2.576 120/265 (Q2)
26/41 (Q3)

53/123 (Q2)
6/8 (Q3)
• Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
• Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SCIE)
• Environmental Studies (SSCI)
• Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SSCI)
Link
Symmetry 2.645 29/71 (Q2) • Multidisciplinary Sciences Link
Toxins 3.531 21/92 (Q1)
34/139 (Q1)
• Toxicology
• Food Science & Technology
Link
Universe 1.752 18/29 (Q3)
42/68 (Q3)
• Physics, Particles & Fields
• Astronomy & Astrophysics
Link
Vaccines 4.086 57/158 (Q2)
50/138 (Q2)
• Immunology
• Medicine, Research & Experimental
Link
Viruses 3.816 12/37 (Q2) • Virology Link
Water 2.544 31/94 (Q2) • Water Resources Link

Source: Clarivate 2020, InCites Journal Citation Reports®.

26 June 2020
The Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society (ANZMBS) is Now an Affiliated Society Member of Marine Drugs and the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (JMSE)

In June 2020, the Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society (ANZMBS) became affiliated to Marine Drugs and the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (JMSE). As part of this collaboration, all members of ANZMBS enjoy a discount on the article processing charges (APC) when submitting articles to these two journals.

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