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17 May 2024
Tu Youyou Award—Open for Nominations

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

Prize:

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

Who should be nominated?

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

Who can submit a nomination?

  • Academic research institutes;
  • Universities;
  • Academic societies (Any personal nominations will not be accepted).

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

Required nomination materials:
Please contact the Tu Youyou Award Team for further details.

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

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

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

16 May 2024
MDPI Romania Author Training Academic Events in April

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

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


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


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


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


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

13 May 2024
Meet Us at the 34th CCS Congress, 15–18 June 2024, Guangzhou, China


MDPI will attend the 34th CCS Congress, which will be held in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, from 15 to 18 June 2024. Registration for the event opens on 14 June.

This annual congress is hosted by the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS). With the support and active participation of chemists across the country, the annual academic conference of the Chinese Chemical Society has continued to expand in scale and influence and has become a comprehensive academic exchange platform with the most comprehensive categories, the largest scale, and the highest level in chemistry and related fields. The theme of the 34th CCS Congress is “Toward Higher Quality Chemistry Research”. It has established 70 academic branches. The forms of academic exchange include conference plenary reports (PL), keynote reports (KN), invited reports (I), oral reports (O), flash reports (F), and poster reports (P). The annual meeting collects academic papers (abstracts) from chemists. Workers in scientific research, teaching, and industry in chemistry and related fields are welcome to submit papers and actively participate in the meeting.

A series of colorful forums, continuing education, and other activities will be held simultaneously during the annual meeting. An exhibition will also be held, inviting the support and active participation of relevant universities and research institutes, enterprises, book publishing, and academic journals.

The following MDPI journals will be represented at the conference:

If you are planning on attending this conference, please do not hesitate to stop by our booth #B37 and start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.chemsoc.org.cn/meeting/34th/.

6 May 2024
Molecules Exceptional Reviewers List 2024


We are thrilled to share the updated Exceptional Reviewers List 2024. This program was designed to recognize and honor the scholars who have delivered consistently exceptional review reports to our journal. Committed to fostering rigorous research and promoting knowledge exchange, the journal Molecules (ISSN: 1420-3049) recognizes the significant role that our reviewers play in maintaining the quality and integrity of the articles we publish. According to recent surveys conducted in 2023, 91% of our authors rate the peer review as good or excellent, thanks to our pool of excellent reviewers.

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

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

Q1:

Name: Prof. Dr. Søren Christensen
Affiliation: The Museum of Natural Medicine & The Pharmacognostic Collection, University of Copenhagen, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: drug development, medicinal chemistry, natural products, pharmacophore mapping

Name: Prof. Dr. Fabio Ganazzoli
Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Chemical, and Material Engineering “G. Natta”, Polytechnic University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Interests: polymer conformations and dynamics; branched polymers and dendrimers; molecular dynamics simulations; protein adsorption on biomaterials and nanomaterials; modeling of surface physisorption; modeling of molecular recognition

Name: Prof. Dr. John Arron Stride
Affiliation: School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia
Interests: quantum dots; nanoparticles; carbon nanotubes; graphene; metal organic frameworks

Name: Prof. Dr. Fernando Carrillo-Hermosilla
Affiliation: Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Orgánica y Bioquímica-Centro de Innovación en Química Avanzada (ORFEO-CINQA), Facultad de Ciencias y Tecnologías Químicas, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain
Interests: catalysis, organometallic chemistry, coordination chemistry, transition metals, main group elements

Name: Dr. Francis Giraud
Affiliation: Université Clermont Auvergne, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Clermont Auvergne Institut National Polytechnique, Institute of Chemistry of Clermont-Ferrand, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
Interests: synthesis; inhibitors

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

2023 Annual Report

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


Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI)

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

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

2023 Top-line MDPI Numbers

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

2023 Open Access Numbers

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

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

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

Download 2023 MDPI Annual Report.
Access 2023 Digital Report.

Impactful Research

Recognizing Scholars – MDPI Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Granted: World Sustainability Awards

Inside MDPI

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

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

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


Claude Seo (MDPI Korea Office Manager, Seoul)

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

Reflecting on his role, Claude shared that he is:

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

Sungkyunkwan University Joins MDPI’s Institutional Open Access Program

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

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

Coming Together for Science

4th MMCS: Harnessing the Power of New Drug Modalities

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


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

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

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

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

Upcoming In-Person Event

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

Find more upcoming MDPI events here.

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Closing Thoughts

A Report from the Future – STM US Annual Conference 2024


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

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

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

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

Launch of STM Trends 2028 Panel

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

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

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

Memorial Park in Washington, DC

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

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

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

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


Sungkyunkwan University Joins MDPI’s Institutional Open Access Program

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

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


MDPI CEO Visits Seoul, Korea

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

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

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

For further inquiries, please contact our Seoul office directly.


About MDPI

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

10 April 2024
Meet Us at the 18th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry, 6–10 May 2024, Hangzhou, China


MDPI will be attending the 18th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC 2024), which will be held from 6 to 10 May 2024 in Hangzhou, China.

The International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry is the most prestigious international conference in the area of supramolecular science. The history of ISMSC can be traced back to two originally independent symposia, the International Symposium on Macrocyclic Chemistry (ISMC) and the International Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry (ISSC). The ISMC series was founded by Professors Reed M. Izatt and James J. Christensen and began in 1977, in Provo, Utah, USA. Three years later, the first ISSC was held in Warsaw, Poland. With the increasing overlap of research topics in macrocyclic chemistry and supramolecular chemistry, in 2006, ISMC and ISSC were merged, and the first joint conference was held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The success of this merger served to launch the ISMSC as the premier conference in the field. The ISMSC has been held annually ever since with a hiatus for the pandemic. It moves from one nation to another. The previous meeting was held in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 2023.

ISMSC 2024 will be held at the Blossom Water Museum Hotel Hangzhou (Address: No. 118, Shuibo Road, Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China). Hangzhou, the Capital of Zhejiang Province, is one of China’s most enduringly popular holiday spots. More than 1,000 international and domestic researchers, students, and industry representatives in the field of macrocyclic and supramolecular chemistry will attend the conference, including two Nobel Prize Laureates, one Wolf Prize winner, and over 20 academicians from China and overseas.

The following MDPI journals will be represented at the conference:

If you are planning on attending this conference, please do not hesitate to stop by our booth and start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.ismsc2024.com/index.

10 April 2024
Meet Us at the 48th FEBS Congress, 29 June–3 July 2024, Milan, Italy


Conference:
The 48th FEBS Congress
Date: 29 June–3 July 2024
Location: Milan, Italy

MDPI will be attending the 48th FEBS Congress at Booth #30, and we welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit us and share their latest ideas.

The Italian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SIB), founded in 1951, will host the event. The 48th FEBS Congress—“Mining biochemistry for human health and well-being”—welcomes scientists from Europe and other parts of the world.

The 48th FEBS Congress will present a broad-spectrum and ground-breaking scientific program in a fruitful collaboration with FEBS journals and representatives from FEBS Constituent Societies. The SIB and biochemical community are focusing on human health and well-being through molecular and cellular science approaches; this is a key social issue amid ongoing global transitions. Besides presenting the latest and emerging developments in biochemical sciences, the Congress will include dedicated education-oriented sessions, symposia organized by young biochemists, and biochemistry-related economic discussions. Industry representatives will also give presentations on the latest advances in commercial instrumentation.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan to attend this conference, please start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering your questions. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://2024.febscongress.org/.

7 April 2024
Meet Us at the 28th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences—Micro-Total Analysis Systems (µTAS 2024), 13–17 October 2024, Montréal, Canada


MDPI will be attending the 28th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences—Micro-Total Analysis Systems (µTAS 2024) held in Montréal, Canada, from 13 to 17 October 2024.

The µTAS International Conference series is the premier forum for reporting research results in microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip, organ-on-a-chip, wearables, BioMEMS, microfabrication, 3D printing, nanotechnology, integration, materials and surfaces, analysis and synthesis, and detection technologies for chemistry, life sciences, and biomedicine. µTAS 2024 will feature plenary and keynote talks from world luminaries and will offer an opportunity for students and scientists to deliver oral and poster presentations selected from submitted abstracts to a global audience of experts in their area. µTAS 2024 will also include networking and social session for students, minorities, young faculty, and an array of industry exhibitions and presentations, as well as a wonderful cultural experience in Montréal.

During this conference, MDPI will welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest views and research with us.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, feel free to stop by our booth at #16. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have.

For more information about the conference, please see the following link: https://microtas2024.org/.

2 April 2024
Meet Us at the 20th National Youth Congress on Catalysis, 10–14 May 2024, Dalian, China


MDPI will be attending the 20th National Youth Congress on Catalysis (20NYCC), which will be held from 10 to 14 May 2024 in Dalian, China.

Since its initiation in 1987, the National Youth Congress on Catalysis has been held every two years, aiming to provide a platform for mutual learning and communication among young catalytic workers (under 45 years of age). The conference will focus on topics such as biocatalysis, organocatalysis, photocatalysis, and electrocatalysis, showcasing the latest progress and achievements in the basic and applied research of young Chinese catalytic workers in the fields of energy, chemical engineering, materials, and biology in recent years. It will also delve into the opportunities, challenges, and future innovative development directions of the Chinese catalytic field under the current unprecedented changes of the century, promote exchanges in cutting-edge catalysis science and technology and interdisciplinary integration, deepen communication and cooperation between industry, academia, and research, and comprehensively promote the development of catalysis science and technology in China.

The following MDPI journals will be represented at the conference:

If you are planning to attend the above conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#A21) and start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://20nycc.scimeeting.cn/cn/web/index/.

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

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts


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

MDPI’s Impact on Romania

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


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

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

Romania ranks as a top 20 contributing country.

The Numbers: 2019–2023

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

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

Institutional Open Access Programs

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

Our growth and presence in Romania are a true testament.

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


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

Impactful Research

MDPI Joins the STM Integrity Hub

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

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

Joris van Rossum, Director of Research Integrity, STM

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

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

Inside MDPI

MDPI Expands Research Integrity and Publication Ethics Team (RIPE)

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

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

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


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

Introducing our Research Integrity and Publication Ethics Team

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

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

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

Quality Updates to Special Issues Oversight

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

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

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

Read more:

Coming Together for Science

Viruses 2024 – A World of Viruses

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

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

Recap on the #Viruses2024 Conference

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming In-Person Event

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

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

Find more upcoming MDPI events here.


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Closing Thoughts

Researcher to Reader (R2R) Conference

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

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

R2R Peer Review Innovations Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

23 February 2024
Meet Us at the 144th Annual Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, 28–31 March 2024, Yokohama, Japan


Conference: The 144th Annual Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
Date: 28–31 March 2024
Location: Yokohama, Japan

MDPI will be attending the 144th Annual Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan at Booth #79, and we welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest ideas with us.

The theme of the 144th Annual General Meeting is: “Creation of a Pharmaceutical Culture that Co-prosperity with “Genes” and “Environment”: Toward the Integration of Sustainable “Digital Therapy”.

With the introduction of vaccines, the sale of therapeutic drugs, and the establishment of treatment systems, the fight against COVID-19 has become a coexistent situation. We hope that this annual general meeting will be an opportunity for many researchers, medical professionals, and educators involved in pharmaceutical research to gather, present the latest research results, and discuss how pharmaceutical education should be. We hope that it will be an opportunity to create sustainable innovations for the future.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Biomedicines;
  • JPM;
  • Molecules;
  • Pharmaceuticals;
  • Pharmaceuticals.

If you are planning on attending this conference, please do not hesitate to start an online 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://confit.atlas.jp/guide/event/pharm144/top.

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


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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

6 February 2024
Prof. Dr. Shaojun Yuan Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of Section “Applied Chemistry” in Molecules

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Shaojun Yuan has been appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of the “Applied Chemistry” Section of Molecules (ISSN: 1420-3049).

Name: Prof. Dr. Shaojun Yuan
Email: [email protected]
Affiliation: Low-Carbon Technology & Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab, College of Chemical Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
Homepage: https://lblab.scu.edu.cn/yjtd/hjynyxjgnclyjz/dtr_ysj.htm
Research Keywords: nano environmental materials; adsorption; CO2 capture; superwetting materials, photocatalysis; electrocatalysis; supercapacitor

Prof. Dr. Shaojun Yuan received his bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Tianjin University, China, in 1996 and 2002, respectively. In 2007, he completed his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the National University of Singapore. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the National University of Singapore from September 2007 to December 2009. In 2010, he joined the School of Chemical Engineering, Sichuan University, China, as an associate professor. From January 2011 to February 2012, he was a visiting scholar at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. In 2014, he was a research scientist at the Masdar Institute of Science & Technology (now Masdar Campus, Khalifa University), United Arab Emirates. In September 2017, he was promoted to tenure-track full professor, and was appointed as Dean of the Department of Chemical Engineering of Sichuan University. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Chinese Chemical Society, in addition to being a member of several journal Editorial Boards. He has coordinated/participated in 26 R&D projects, including the NSFC project, the National Key Technology R&D Program of China, and Sichuan Provincial International Cooperation Projects. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers and has more than 6700 citations.

The following is a short Q&A with Prof. Dr. Shaojun Yuan, who shared his vision for the journal with us, as well as his views of the research area and open access publishing:

1. What appealed to you about the journal that made you want to take the role of its Section Editor-in-Chief?
Firstly, I would like to thank the Molecules journal for allowing me to serve as Section Editor-in-Chief. This position offers me a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of cutting-edge research and innovation in applied chemistry.
Secondly, taking on the position of Section Editor-in-Chief offers me a chance to lead and guide the publication process. This role allows me to shape the direction and the content, ensuring scholarly rigor and relevance to the “Applied Chemistry” Section of the Molecules journal.
Thirdly, the role allows me to impact my research field significantly. By selecting and curating high-quality research articles, I can access the latest research and emerging trends in the applied chemistry field and be continuously engaged with new developments. Thus, I can contribute to the advancement of knowledge and academic discourse.
Fourthly, this role offers me a networking and collaboration channel to work closely with authors, reviewers and fellow editors and allows me to build relationships with experts in the applied chemistry field, fostering intellectual exchanges and potential collaborative research endeavors.
Lastly, as Section Editor-in-Chief, I can enhance my professional reputation, showcase my expertise and commitment to the academic community, and open doors to further academic development.

2. What is your vision for the journal?
My vision for the Molecules journal is to serve as a prestigious and authoritative platform for disseminating cutting-edge research in chemistry and all interfacing disciplines. To ensure reliable and high-impact research publication and enhance the journal's reputation, Molecules should commit to rigorous and fair peer review processes, including thorough evaluations of scientific rigor, methodology, results, and significance. On the other hand, the journal should always strive to stay at the forefront of scientific innovation, which could involve actively seeking and publishing groundbreaking studies, identifying emerging trends, and providing a platform for discussions on emerging technologies and methodologies.

3. What does the future of this field of research look like?
The future of the applied chemistry field of research holds immense potential for exciting advancements and transformative impacts. We will emphasize some key areas that could shape the future of applied chemistry, including sustainable and green chemistry, advanced materials, energy storage and conversion, drug discovery and delivery, low carbon and decarbon technology, molecular engineering and nanotechnology, data-driven approaches, and so on:

  1. Sustainable and green chemistry: The increasing global focus on sustainability and environmental consciousness is driving the development of sustainable and green chemistry approaches. Researchers in applied chemistry are likely to explore eco-friendly synthesis methods, renewable energy technologies, waste reduction strategies, and environmentally benign materials.
  2. Advanced materials: Applied chemistry researchers are expected to continue pushing the boundaries of materials science. This includes developing novel materials with enhanced properties, such as advanced composites, nanomaterials, catalysts, and functional polymers. These materials could find applications across various industries, including electronics, energy, healthcare, and more.
  3. Energy storage and conversion: With the global need for clean and efficient energy sources, applied chemistry will likely contribute to developing innovative energy storage and conversion technologies. This could involve advancements in battery technologies, fuel cells, solar cells, hydrogen production and storage, and other emerging energy technologies.
  4. Drug discovery and delivery: Applied chemistry is crucial in pharmaceutical research and development. The future of this field could involve the design of new drug candidates, innovative drug delivery systems, personalized medicine approaches, and the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to accelerate drug discovery processes.
  5. Molecular engineering and nanotechnology: The ability to manipulate and engineer molecules at the atomic and molecular scale opens up possibilities for groundbreaking advancements in various fields. Applied chemistry researchers might focus on molecular engineering and nanotechnology to design and create new materials, devices, and systems with unprecedented functionalities and applications.
  6. Low carbon and decarbon technology: The research on low carbon and decarbonization technologies is gaining significant momentum due to the urgent need to mitigate climate change and transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future. Applied chemistry researchers focus on developing efficient and cost-effective methods to capture and utilize carbon dioxide emissions, sustainable catalysis, life cycle assessment and sustainability analysis, green solvents and reaction conditions, biorefining and bio-based materials, and so on.
  7. Data-driven approaches: As data analysis and computational tools continue to advance, the future of applied chemistry research will likely involve data-driven approaches. Researchers may use artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics to rapidly analyze large datasets, predict chemical behavior, optimize synthesis pathways, and discover new materials with specific properties.

These are just a few areas that could shape the future of applied chemistry research. It is important to note that the field is continually evolving, so new research areas and unexpected breakthroughs may contribute to exciting advancements in the years to come.

4. What do you think of the development of open access in the publishing field?
I think the development of open access in the publishing field has been a significant and positive trend. Open access refers to the unrestricted availability of scholarly research articles to the public, free of charge. It allows anyone with internet access to read, download, or distribute scientific literature, promoting the rapid dissemination and accessibility of knowledge. However, it is important to note that the development of open access also faces challenges. One such challenge is the financial sustainability and funding models for open access publishing. Researchers and institutions often face publication fees, known as Article Processing Charges (APCs). It is crucial to balance ensuring affordable access to researchers while maintaining the quality and integrity of scientific publishing.
Overall, the development of open access in the publishing field can transform how research is accessed, shared, and utilized. It can democratize knowledge and accelerate scientific progress, ultimately benefiting society.

We warmly welcome Prof. Dr. Shaojun Yuan in his role as Section Editor-in-Chief, and we look forward to him leading Molecules to achieving more milestones.

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

31 January 2024
Acknowledgment of the Reviewers of Molecules in 2023

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

In 2023, Molecules received 26881 review reports, from 17220 reviewers. This past year, we worked with reviewers from 124 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 Molecules family throughout 2023, and we look forward to their continued support in 2024.

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

A. F. M. Motiur Rahman Lei Zhang
A. M. Abu Ahmed Leigh Plant
A. Sathiya Priya Lengo Mambu
Aamir Ahmad Léo Courty
Aashaq Hussain Bhat Leonard Ionut Atanase
Abazar Ghorbani Leonard Koolman
Abbas Mamdoh Abbas Leonarda Francesca Liotta
Abdel Nasser B. Singab Leonardo Bernasconi
Abdel-Basit Al-Odayni Leonid Kulikov
Abdelghani Benyoucef Leonid Kustov
Abdelnaby Elshahawy Leonid Plotnikov
Abdelnaser Elzaawely Letizia Giampietro
Abdolrahman Khezri Levent Aydemir
Abdou Boucekkine Lewis Gladius
Abdul Aleem Mohammed Lewis Johnson
Abdul Anwer Li Gun
Abdul Bari Shah Liang Dong
Abdul Haleem Liang Shen
Abdul Sadiq Liangliang Liu
Abdulfatah A. Yusuf Liangxin Fan
Abdullah Saber Liangxu Xie
Abdullah Ulas Liangyu Chen
Abdulrahman Almehizia Lianshe Fu
Abdulsalam Alhalmi Liaqat Hussain
Abdusalom Suleymanov Libor Kostka
Abeer Mostafa Abdalhamed Licinia L. G. Justino
Abhik Sen Lidia De Luca
Abhishek Bhattacharya Lidiia Kolzunova
Abiola Taiwo Lidija Slemenik Perše
Abir Abdel-Naby Liga Lauberte
Abolfazl Alirezalu Ligia Luz Corrales-Garcia
Abolfazl Narmani Lili Xing
Abolghassem Emamverdian Liliana Cristina Soare
Abraham Wall-Medrano Liliana Licea
Abul Hossain Liliana Londoño-Hernández
Achilleas Garoufis Liliana Vargas-Murga
Ádám Golcs Liliya Logoyda
Adam Masłoń Liliya Nikitina
Adam Matkowski Lilya Dzhemileva
Adam Sutton Liming Fan
Ádám Tölgyesi Lin Yu
Adel Elamri Lin Yuan
Adel Girgis Linfu Liang
Adel Mohdaly Ling Sun
Adela Krivohlavek Lingchen Yang
Adele Papetti Lingcong Li
Adelina Vlad Lingli Deng
Adetiya Rachman Lingling Ma
Adham Al-Sagheer Linjun Yao
Adi Ratriyanto Linrui Jin
Adilmo Lima Linxuan Li
Adina Gavrila Liping Luo
Adina Magdalena Musuc Liqing Zang
Aditi Mulgaonkar Lisa Lungaro
Aditya Joshi Lishu Shao
Aditya Velidandi Litang Yan
Adnan A. Abdulrazak Liu Zhi
Adolfo Andrade-Cetto Liudmila Novikova
Adolfo Rayas-Amor Liudmyla Soldatkina
Adrian Florin Spac Liudmyla V. Garmanchuk
Adrian Ioana Liviu Giurgiulescu
Adrián Matencio Ljubica Tasic
Adrián Tenorio Alfonso Ljubisa Nikolic
Adrian Velazquez-Campoy Lokesh Koodlur Sannegowda
Adriana Calvo Long Li
Adriana Cunha Neves Long Wu
Adriana Dinescu Longcheng Zhang
Adriana Urcan Longguang Jiang
Adriano A. Mendes Longyong Xie
Adriano Lama Loredana Bergandi
Adrienne Scheck Loredana Elena Vijan
Afed Khan Lorella Pasquinucci
Afonso Almeida Lorena María Durán-Riveroll
Afzal Hussain Lorenza Trabalzini
Afzal Shaik Lorenzo Cristiani
Agata Bartyzel Lorenzo Franceschetti
Agata Wawrzyńczak Lorenzo Nissen
Agata Znamirowska-Piotrowska Lorenzo Sanjuan Navarro
Aggelos Avramopoulos Lorenzo Tassi
Agnieszka Dobrzyńska-Inger Lorina Badger-Emeka
Agnieszka Gunia-Krzyżak Loris Pinto
Agnieszka Jeleń Lothar Brecker
Agnieszka Kącka-Zych Louis Pergaud Sandjo
Agnieszka Marcinkowska Loukas Chatzis
Agnieszka Palka Lu Li
Agnieszka Piegat Luan Luong Chu
Agnieszka Potęga Luana Beatriz Dos Santos Nascimento
Agnieszka Szewczyk Luc Ferrari
Agnieszka Zdzislawa Robaszkiewicz Luca Bernardi
Agnieszka Zielińska Luca Forti
Agnishwar Girigoswami Luca Giacomelli
Agris Bērziņš Luca Liviu Rus
Agung Irawan Luca Palazzolo
Ahmad Adlie Shamsuri Luca Vanella
Ahmad Ainurofiq Lucas Amaral-Machado
Ahmad Bazli Ramzi Lucas Fornari Laurindo
Ahmad Khusairi Azemi Lucas Hernández-Saravia
Ahmad Kueh Lucia De Rosa
Ahmad Mobed Lucia Montenegro
Ahmed Abdellatif Lucia Pirvu
Ahmed Aioub Lucia Tonucci
Ahmed Al-Abd Lucia Trinca
Ahmed Al-Asmari Lucian Birsa
Ahmed Awad Lucian Copolovici
Ahmed B. Abdelwahab Lucian Hritcu
Ahmed Debela Luciano Almeida
Ahmed El Ghorab Lucília Ribeiro
Ahmed Farag Lucjan Strekowski
Ahmed Fatimi Lucky Poh Wah Goh
Ahmed Hasaballah Lucretia Udrescu
Ahmed Hassan Ludmila Zylinska
Ahmed Kamel Ludovina Galego
Ahmed Khodair Luhui Wang
Ahmed Maghraby Luigi De Masi
Ahmed Mahal Luigi Di Bitonto
Ahmed Mekkawy Luigi Menghini
Ahmed Mostafa Luigi Panza
Ahmed Noreldin Luis Abegão
Ahmed Orabi Luis Alamo-Nole
Ahmed Ragab Luis Alfonso Trujillo-Cayado
Ahmed Sabek Luis Apaza Ticona
Ahmed Sakr Luís Cabral
Ahmed Serag Luís Carlos Henriques Alves
Ahmet Güral Luís Crisóstomo
Ahsan Habib Luis E. Iglesias
Aida Abd El-Wahed Luis Edmundo Lugo Uribe
Aida Moreira Da Silva Luís Félix
Aida Villa Luis Gales
Aidin Bordbar-Khiabani Luís Gonçalo Alves
Ailton Cesar Lemes Luis Goyzueta-Mamani
Aiman Abu Ammar Luis Henrique Guimarães
Aisha Ahmed Luis Humberto Mendoza Huizar
Aixiang Ding Luis Ibarra
Ajit Kumar Navin Luis Jesús Fernández Suárez
Ajit Singh Luis Loura
Akalesh Verma Luis Puente-Diaz
Akash Gautam Luis R. Domingo
Akbar Ali Luis Reyes
Akhtar Ali Luis Villarreal-Gómez
Akiharu Satake Luisa Boffa
Akihiko Ishii Luisa Maia
Akilavalli Narasimhan Luiz Antonio Alcântara Pereira
Akira Morikawa Luiz Fernando Cappa De Oliveira
Akira Sakai Lukas Greifenstein
Akira Wanikawa Lukas Müller-Wirtz
Akmal Nazir Łukasz Dąbrowski
Akshata Naik Lukasz Maciag
Al Mamun Łukasz Szczukowski
Alaa Adawy Łukasz Szeleszczuk
Alaa Fahmy Lukka Thuyavan Yogarathinam
Alagarsamy Santhana Krishna Kumar Lulu Wei
Alain Le Faou Luminita Fritea
Alan Aitken Luminita Ghervase
Alan Richardson Luntao Wang
Alan Wong Lupitu Andreea
Albert Moyano Lusani Vhangani
Alberto Jorge Oliveira Lopes Luyao Zheng
Alberto Marra Luz H. Villalobos-Delgado
Alberto Martinez Luz María Paucar-Menacho
Aldo Amaro-Reyes Lyudmila Asyakina
Aldonabalciunaite Balčiūnaitė Lyudmila Bel'skaya
Alejandra Torres Lyudmila Yanshole
Alejandro Bugarin M. Jameel
Alejandro Cruz M. Shahnawaz Khan
Alejandro Islas-Jácome María Luisa Soto Montenegro
Alejandro Mendez Maarit Karonen
Alejandro Ruiz-Picazo Mabrook Amer
Alejandro Tapia Maciej Przybyłek
Aleksandar Kondinski Maciej Serda
Aleksandar Petrović Maciej Śmiechowski
Aleksandar Ž. Kostić Maciej Tankiewicz
Aleksander Bilewicz Maciej Woźny
Aleksandr Oreshonkov Madankumar Ghatge
Aleksandr Rubel Madhav Singh
Aleksandra Bondžić Magda Abdellattif
Aleksandra Deptuch Magdalena Frańska
Aleksandra Jovanović Magdalena Rudzińska
Aleksandra Mikhailidi Magdalena Szeliga
Aleksandra Šaponjić Magdalena Wrona
Aleksei A. Titov Magdalena Wujak
Aleksei Emelianov Magdalena Zalewska
Aleksei Furletov Magdalena Zdanowicz
Aleksei Medved’Ko Magdi El Fergani
Aleksey Konstantinovich Buryak Maha Nasr
Aleksey Kuznetsov Mahboob Alam
Aleksey V. Zaitsev Mahdi Mubarok
Aleksey Yaremchenko Maheen Gull
Alena Stupar Mahesh Gupta
Alessandra Ammazzalorso Mahesh Rachamalla
Alessandro Piovano Mahmoud Abo-Ashour
Alessandro Ponti Mahmoud Ali El Remaily
Alessandro Salatino Mahmoud Balbaa
Alessandro Scarso Mahmoud Elsayed
Alessandro Venditti Mahmoud Hefnawy
Alex Bruno Lobato Rodrigues Mahmoud Ibrahim
Alex Contato Mahmoud Kandeel
Alex De Oliveira Mahmoud Khalil
Alex Gauthier Mahmoud S. M. Mohamed
Alexa Guglielmelli Mahmoud Younis
Alexander Baykov Mahnaz Najafi
Alexander Berestetskiy Mahrous Abdelbasset Ibrahim
Alexander Bunev Mai Mostafa
Alexander Bunge Maja Friščić
Alexander Chizhov Maja Hitl
Alexander Demin Maja Kozarski
Alexander Dolgoborodov Majid Ali
Alexander Ewe Majid Mohammadhosseini
Alexander Goroncy Majid Nooshkam
Alexander Gusev Makoto Handa
Alexander Kaszonyi Makoto Tsunoda
Alexander Krylov Makoto Yamaguchi
Alexander Ksenofontov Maksim Burkin
Alexander Kuprin Maksim Zavalishin
Alexander Kyrychenko Maksym Fizer
Alexander Lomzov Malaikozhundan Balasubramanian
Alexander Lykov Malgorzata Czernicka
Alexander Malkin Małgorzata Dżugan
Alexander Martynov Małgorzata E. Zakrzewska
Alexander Moskalensky Małgorzata Grabarczyk
Alexander Muravsky Małgorzata Janicka
Alexander Nesterov-Mueller Małgorzata Jarończyk
Alexander Netrusov Malgorzata Jaworska
Alexander Novikov Małgorzata Jeleń
Alexander Protsenko Małgorzata Matysek
Alexander Ruf Malgorzata Miazga-Karska
Alexander Scherbakov Małgorzata Olszowy-Tomczyk
Alexander Simenel Małgorzata Starowicz
Alexander Skundin Malgorzata Tyszka-Czochara
Alexander Syuy Małgorzata Wasilewska
Alexander Tatikolov Malgorzta Gil-Kowalczyk
Alexander Toikka Malik Abdul Rub
Alexander Trujillo Mamdouh Samy
Alexander V. Artem’Ev Man Zhang
Alexander Vasil’Kov Mana Mukherjee
Alexander Voronkov Manas Kinra
Alexander Vtyurin Manasa Rath
Alexander Wittemann Manesh Nautiyal
Alexander Zhgun Manish Kumar
Alexandr Mikyška Manne Munikumar
Alexandr Piskunov Manoj Kumar
Alexandra Bargan Manoj Tembhre
Alexandra Kretz Manorama Singh
Alexandra Sawaya Manos Vlasiou
Alexandra Shintyapina Manpreet Singh
Alexandra Vyshtakalyuk Mansi Gandhi
Alexandra Zakharenko Mansoor-Ali Vaali-Mohammed
Alexandre Bergantini Mansoore Shamili
Alexandre Botas Mansureh Ghavam
Alexandre Vetcher Manu V. Subramanian
Alexandre Zakharov Manuel Francisco Costa Pereira
Alexandru C. Razus Manuel Malfeito-Ferreira
Alexandru Popa Manuel Ramos
Alexandru Turza Manuel Richter
Alexey Chubarov Manuel Rodríguez-Ortega
Alexey Gerbst Manuel Valenzuela
Alexey Kostyukov Manuela Oliverio
Alexey Sivokhin Manuela Rollini
Alexey Slobodinyuk Maqsood Ahmed Siddiqui
Alexey Sokolov Mara Mihai
Alexey Sukhorukov Marawan Abdelbaset
Alexey V. Salin Marc Regier
Alexis Stamatikos Marc Stadler
Alfonso Fernández-González Marc Terradas-Fernández
Alfred Ngenge Tamfu Marc Vermeulen
Alfredo Aires Marc Visseaux
Alfredo Guéra Marcela Martínez
Alfredo Ibañez Marcela Sluková
Alfredo Juan Marcelin Benchea
Alfredo Saavedra-Molina Marcella Barbera
Alfredo Téllez Valencia Marcella Bini
Alfredo Vázquez-Ovando Marcelo Andrade
Ali Adem Bahar Marcelo Barros
Ali Dabbagh Marcelo Ferreira
Ali El Gamal Marcelo Guzman
Ali Hassan Marcin Andrzejak
Ali Jahanban-Esfahlan Marcin Gackowski
Ali Partovinia Marcin Różewicz
Ali Reza Kamali Marcin Szala
Ali Shafiee Marcin Szymański
Ali Umut Sen Marcin Wojtyniak
Ali Uyan Marcio De Godoy
Ali Zarrabi Marco Aurélio Garcia
Aliaa Elmeshad Marco Bortoli
Aliaksandr Shaula Marco Chiarini
Alice Raphael Karikachery Marco Dattilo
Alicia Maroto Marco Giorgetti
Alicia Prieto Marco Gobbi
Alina Crina Muresan Marco Loza-Mejia
Alina Kunicka-Styczyńska Marco Mangiagalli
Alina Uifalean Marco Rabuffetti
Aliona Ghendov-Moșanu Marco Zanetti
Alireza Moshfegh Marcus Krüger
Alisa Mikhaylina Marcus Scotti
Alisa Pautova Marek K. Bernard
Alistair Holdsworth Marek Mooste
Aliya Hasanah Marek Murias
Alka Lohani Marek Staszewski
Allam Srinivasa Rao Marek Tańczyk
Alma Alarcon-Rojo Marek Wesolowski
Alma D. Hernández-Fuentes Maren Scharfenberger-Schmeer
Almerinda Di Venere Margaret Gradova
Althaf Shaik Margarida Miranda
Álvaro Astasio-Picado Margarita Vega Holm
Álvaro López Zaplana Margherita Campo
Aly Abdou Margherita De Rosa
Amal Elgharbawy Margherita Izzi
Amal El-Naggar Maria Addolorata Mariggiò
Amalia Stefaniu Maria Agallou
Amandeep Singh Maria Alessandra Paissoni
Amani Direm Maria Annunziata Capozzi
Amany Abdel-Rahman Maria Balcerek
Amany Belal Maria Bastianini
Amardeep Awasthi Maria Brzhezinskaya
Ambikapathi Nivetha Maria Carla Cravero
Ameen Abu-Hashem Maria Celeiro
Ameer Fawad Zahoor Maria Chernysheva
America Vanoye-Carlo María Del Mar Contreras
Amílcar Duarte Maria Do Carmo Rangel
Amin Fatoni Maria Do Céu Da Costa
Amin Mousavi Khaneghah María Dolores Merchán
Amine Elbouzidi Maria Elena Martín
Amine Rkhaila Maria Enrica Di Pietro
Aminoddin Haji Maria Fernanda N. N. Carvalho
Aminur Rahman Maria Gioti
Amira Darwish Maria Giovanna Scioli
Amirmostafa Amirjani Maria Gomez
Amit Adhikary Maria I. Pilo
Amit Kumar María I. Rodríguez-López
Amit Kumar Shakya Maria Isabel L. Soares
Amit Ranjan María Jesús Costas
Amit Sharangi Maria João De Almeida Coelho De Sousa
Amjad Abu Hasna Maria Julia Martin
Amjad El-Qanni Maria Leonor Faleiro
Amjad Hussain María Luisa Fernández De Córdova
Ammad Ahmad Farooqi Maria Luisa Grilli
Ammar Saleem Maria Natalia Dias Soeiro Cordeiro
Amnat Jarerat Maria Nikitina
Amr Ahmed El-Arabey Maria Nunes
Amr Mohamed Maria Pia Sammartino
Amrinder Singh Maria Rosaria Varì
Amroune Salah Maria Różańska
Ana Angelica Feregrino-Perez Maria S. Muntyan
Ana Cañas María Sánchez Vergara
Ana Cristina Figueiredo María Soledad Soledad
Ana Feregrino-Perez María Teresa Hernández-Huerta
Ana Fernandes Maria Turtoi
Ana Garcia-Deibe Maria Vartanyan
Ana Hortência Fonseca Castro Maria Vesna Nikolic
Ana I. Carrapiso Maria-João Cebola
Ana Jurinjak Tusek Maria-Magdalena Dicu
Ana Kaić Mariana Chelu
Ana Karković Marković Mariana Emilia Ghica
Ana Leahu Mariana Ferdes
Ana Ledesma Mariana Hristova
Ana Luísa De Sousa-Coelho Mariangela Agamennone
Ana Margarida Araújo Mariano Martínez-Vázquez
Ana Margarida Silva Mariano Venanzi
Ana Maria Buga Mariarita Spampinato
Ana Maria Faisca Phillips Marie-Christine Simon
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Gangqiang Yang Sevinc Kurbanoglu
Gangwei Pan Şeyda Bostancı
Garry Kerch Seydi Yıkmış
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Gavin E. Collis Seyed Mohammad Amini
Gaweł Sołowski Seyyed Emad Hooshmand
Gazi Hao Seyyed Mehdi Khoshfetrat
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Gelmires De Araujo Neves Shabana Bibi
Gennadiy A. Kostin Shabbir Hussain
Gennady M. Mikheev Shadeed Gad
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George Gamov Shadma Wahab
George Kliros Shagufta Perveen
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Gerald Lushington Shakhawan Al-Zangana
Gerald Sims Shambhulinga Aralekallu
Gerardo Casanola-Martin Shanmuga S Mahalingam
Gerardo Mendez-Zamora Shantanu Gupta
Gerlon Oliveira Shao Qingguo
Gerrit Wolters-Eisfeld Shaofeng Duan
Gertie Oostingh Shaojun Yuan
Ghassan Ghssein Shaopeng Wang
Ghassan Sulaiman Shaoyong Ke
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Gholamhossein Sodeifian Shaun Leivers
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Gholamreza Khalaj Shaza Al-Massarani
Ghulam Mustafa Shehwaz Anwar
Ghulam Mustafa Kamal Sheikh Ahmad Izaddin Sheikh Mohd Ghazali
Giampietro Viola Shela Gorinstein
Giancarlo Cravotto Sheng Yang
Gianella Facchin Sheng Zhang
Gianina Dodi Sheng-Heng Chung
Gigliola Borgonovo Shengjie Wang
Gil Fraqueza Shengli An
Gilbert Berben Shengrui Xu
Gilbert Kirsch Shereen Basiouni
Gilberto Prataviera Sherif Fahmy
Gina Mendez-Callejas Sherif T. S. Hassan
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Giovanna Orsini Shihai Dong
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Giovanni Bartolomeo Shihua Xiang
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Girish Kumar Shoufeng Tang
Gisbert Riess Shraddha Parate
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Gislaine Ferreira Nogueira Shu Xu
Giulia Festa Shu Yuan
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Giulia Wiggers Shuchen Hsieh
Giuliano Siligardi Shuhao Liu
Giuseppe D'Orazio Shuijian He
Giuseppe Perna Shujaat Ahmad
Giuseppe Petito Shun Lu
Giuseppe Trusso Sfrazzetto Shunyan Ning
Giuseppina Augimeri Shveta Bathla
Gjylije Hoti Siddharth Gautam
Glauco Chisci Siddhartha Banerjee
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Gonçalo Rosa Silvana Pedatella
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Gonzalo Campillo-Alvarado Silvia Capanna
Gonzalo De Gonzalo Silvia Carlotto
Gonzalo Quezada Silvia Carvalho
Gopinath M. Sundaram Silvia María Albillos
Goran Baranović Silvia P. Tsanova-Savova
Goran Gajski Silvio Osella
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Gothandam Kodiveri Muthukaliannan Simeon Kouam
Govind Pathak Simon Galas
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Graciela Abuin Simona De Marino
Graham Jackson Simona De Vita
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Greta Gaiani Simona Sagona
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Guadalupe Gutiérrez-Soto Simone Bayer
Guadalupe Rodríguez-Jimenes Simone Carotti
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Guangtao Zhang Siqi Liang
Guangwu Fang Sirajudheen Anwar
Guangyu Wu Siriporn Okonogi
Guankui Du Sitthivut Charoensutthivarakul
Guanying Li Siu Hong Dexter Wong
Guglielmina Froldi Siva Merugu
Guglielmo Monaco Siva Ramasamy
Guido J. Reiss Sixun Zheng
Guilherme A. Ferreira Siyamak Safapour
Guilherme Montes Sjoerd T. T. Schetters
Guilherme Souza SK Safdar Hossain 
Guillermina Ferro-Flores Slađana Davidović
Guillermo Cásedas Sladjan Pavlovic
Guillermo Ceballos Slawomir Jakiela
Guillermo Díaz-Sainz Slawomir Michalkiewicz
Guillermo Herrera-Perez Slawomir Neffe
Gulcin Tezcan Sneha Pillai
Gul-E-Saba Chaudhry Snehalata Pawar
Gulshan Kumar Sobhi Gomha
Gulzar Ahmad Bhat Sobia Halim
Gunawan Indrayanto Sobia Niazi
Guocai Tian Socorro Espuelas
Guocheng Han Socorro Retana-Marquez
Guohui Sun Sodeif Azadmard-Damirchi
Guojie Zhang Sofia Morozova
Guoli Hu Sohail
Guoping Li Sohail Ahmad
Guoxin Zhou Sohan Lal
Guru Raghavendra Valicherla Soheil Abbaspour-Ravasjani
Gustavo Fuertes Sohrab Nasiri
Gustavo Kashiwagi Soichi Yabuki
Guzel Ziyatdinova Sokratis Tsantis
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Gyula Batta Soleya Dagnon
Gyula Palyi Solomon Viswas Raja
Ha Vinh Nguyen Somboon Chaemchuen
Hadi Hashemi Somdutt Mujwar
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Hafiz Muhammad Abd Ur Rahman Sonam Shakya
Haibo Yi Songqing Wu
Haidy Gad Sonia Marlen Escandon Rivera
Haitao Luan Sónia Martins
Haitham Kalil Sonia Scarfì
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Haixia Wang Sophia Borisevich
Haixu Wang Sophia Hatziantoniou
Haiying Wang Sophia Letsiou
Haiyu Ji Søren Christensen
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Haley Brown Sourav Ghorai
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Hamid Khoshdast Sreekanth J. Varma
Hamid Saeidian Sridhar Budhi
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Hammad Ahmad Jan Srinivas Sura
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Hande Demir Stanisław Kalisz
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Haniyeh Najafi Stefano Fornasaro
Han-Joo Maeng Stefano Marchesi
Hanna Szaefer Stefano Nisi
Hanoch Senderowitz Stefano Pieretti
Hans Peter Lang Stefano Sainas
Hanseob Jeong Stefano Serra
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Hany H. Arab Stela Dimitrova
Hanying Zou Stela Dragomanova
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Hao Li Stephen Inbaraj
Hao Tian Stephen Worrall
Hao Wu Steve Scheiner
Hao Xing Steven Shave
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Haochuan Mao Subbarao Madhunapantula
Haolong Zhou Subbiah Thamotharan
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Harish Mudila Sugandh Kumar
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Hassan Mirzaei Supab Choopun
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Héctor González-De La Torre Sushobhan Mukhopadhyay
Hector Melendez-Ortiz Sutherland K. Maciver
Héctor Zamora-Carreras Suvendu Biswas
Hedvig Bölcskei Suvik Assaw
Hee-Geun Jo Suzy A. El-Sherbeni 
Hee-Sung Chae Svetla Gateva
Helder Oliveira Svetlana Hrouzková
Helena Otmačić Ćurković Svetlana Jeremić
Hélène Beucher Svetlana Malinovskaya
Heli Siti Munawaroh Svetlana Merenkova
Hemali Rathnayake Svetlana Momchilova
Hendrik R. A. Jonker Svetlana Motyleva
Heng Rao Svetlana Saikova
Hengyi Xu Svetlana Selishcheva
Henrike Lucas Svetlana Simova
Henry Sutanto Svetoslav Todorov
Heriberto Torres-Moreno Svitlana Nahirniak
Herman Woerdenbag Svyatoslav Gadomsky
Hesham Haffez Swarnali Roy
Heung Jae Chun Swarup Roy
Heyou Han Swati Phalke
Hicham Elmsellem Sweta Ghosh
Hicham Zeghioud Sweta Vangaveti
Hidekazu Hiroaki Syed Ali Raza Naqvi
Hideo Maruyama Syed Mahmood
Himadri Biswas Syed Muhammad Shakil Hussain
Himarati Mondal Sylvain Caillol
Hippolyte Tene Mouafo Sylwester Furmaniak
Hira Singh Sylwia Górecka
Hiromitsu Sogawa Tabussam Tufail
Hiromu Kondo Tadaomi Furuta
Hiroyasu Sakai Tadeusz Inglot
Hiroyasu Yamaguchi Taha Mehany
Hiroyuki Kanzaki Taher Selmi
Hiroyuki Kataoka Taiki Miyazawa
Hiwa M. Ahmed Taj Mohammad
Hodhaifa Derdar Takaaki Mizuguchi
Holbert Asunción Alvarez Takamichi Ito
Holger Steinbrenner Takaomi Arai
Hon Wai Koon Takashi Kumagai
Hongbin Li Takashi Obama
Hongbing Fan Takashi Tsuno
Hongda Li Takayuki Doi
Hongfei Ma Takayuki Furuishi
Hongguang Zhang Takeji Takamura-Enya
Honghe Liu Taku Yoshiya
Hongjin Lv Takuji Oka
Hongming Zhang Takumi Ishizuka
Hongping Deng Talal Zari
Hongsheng Zhou Tamara Ivetić
Hongtao Ren Tamara Lazarevic-Pasti
Hongwei Cheng Tamara Tomašegović
Hongxing Dai Tamas Kalai
Hongyi Lin Tamás Kőszegi
Hongyu Ren Tamer Hamdy
Hongyu Tang Tamerlan Magkoev
Hongze Lin Tangxin Xiao
Hooi-Leng Ser Tanja Van Mourik
Hosam Habib Tanmay Sarkar
Hossam Nabwey Tao Lan
Hossein Esmaeili Tao Li
Hossein Molavi Tao Wu
Hossein Sabahi Tara Yadav
Hossein Sabouri Tarek Abdelghany
Houjin Li Tarek Trabelsi
Houssem Boulebd Tariq Al-Mansoori
Hsi-Lung Hsieh Tarsila Castro
Hsing-Hui Li Tasneem Arsiwala
Hsuan-Ying Chen Tasneem Vaid
Hsu-Sheng Yu Tatiana Kalinina
Hua Wei Tatiana Myasoedova
Huacheng Zhang Tatiana Sheshko
Huafang Fan Tatsuya Yamazaki
Huan Pang Tatyana Lugovitskaya
Huawei Niu Tayyaba Iftikhar
Huawei Zhang Tecla Ciociola
Huazheng Sai Tejeshwar Rao
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Hugo Duarte Teling Lu
Hugo M. Oliveira Teng Ma
Hui Cao Teodor Adrian Enache
Hui Chen Teodor Rusu
Hui Ren Teresa Crisci
Hui Sun Teresa Esteves
Huilong Dong Teresa Pinto
Humberto De Freitas Teresinha Andrade
Humberto Laguna Tetsuro Agusa
Hung-Yee Shu Thadiyan Parambil Ijinu
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Ibrahim Alsohaimi Theerut Luangmonkong
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Ibrahim Sharifi Therese B. Deramaudt
Ichiro Takada Thi Thi Nge
Ieva Mezaka Thierry Ribeiro
Ignacio Rodríguez-García Thilahgavani Nagappan
Igor A. Fedorov Thitipramote Natthawut
Igor Eremenko Tholkappiyan Ramachandran
Igor I. Ponomarev Thomas Buhse
Igor Ivanov Thomas Prisinzano
Igor Kovalev Thomas Scior
Igor Nascimento Thomas Thiebault
Igor Plokhikh Tiago Nazareth
Igor Reva Tian Lu
Igor Shchapin Tianhao Liu
Igor Sivaev Tianpeng Yin
Igor Surina Tianshu Li
Igor Turkiewicz Tibebeselassie Keflie
Igor Zenkevich Ticuta Negreanu-Pirjol
Ikechukwu P. Ejidike Tihomir Tomašič
Il Tae Kim Tilde De Caro
Ilaria Bellezza Timofey Moseev
Ilaria D'Acquarica Timothy D. Veenstra
Ilaria Langasco Timothy Omara
Ilaria Pierpaola Dal Prà Timothy Prior
Ilaria Vai Timur Shakirov
Ildikó Móczár Ting Du
Ileana Ielo Tirayut Vilaivan
Iliyan Ivanov Tiziana Cabras
Ilkay Erdogan Orhan Tohru Ikegami
Ilona Sadok Tomáš Kocábek
Iltaf Khan Tomasz Cebulak
Ilya Fateev Tomasz Gębarowski
Ilya Khodov Tomasz Jóźwiak
Ilya Klabukov Tomasz Kubrak
Ilya Mishakov Tomasz Lesiow
Ilya Ozhogin Tomasz Majka
Ilya Pankov Tomasz Rybicki
Ilya Tumkin Tomasz Śniegocki
Ilya Turchin Tomasz Szablewski
Ilya Zavidovskiy Tomasz Szymborski
Ilyas Khan Tomasz Tarko
Immacolata Speciale Tomislav Tosti
Imtiaz Ahmad Tomoaki Kahyo
Ina Sevic Tomoaki Okuda
Inderbir Singh Tomomi Yamazaki
Indranath Ghosal Tomoyuki Toda
Indranil Chakraborty Tomy Acsente
Indumathi Sathisaran Toncho Dinev
Ines Mancini Toni Todorovski
Inga Matulyte Tony Sajyan
Inna Galvidis Toshifumi Dohi
Inna Tolpeshta Toshio Yamaguchi
Inocencio R. Martin Toshiro Noshita
Inthawoot Suppavorasatit Trias Thireou
Ioan Hutu Trong-Nghia Le
Ioan Mamaliga Tsan-Chi Chen
Ioana Ienascu Tsuyoshi Fukushima
Ioana Ionut Tsuyoshi Yoda
Ioana-Mirela Vasincu Tsvetanka Babeva
Ioannis Lykakis Tuba Esatbeyoglu
Iogann Tolbatov Türkan Kopaç
Iole Venditti Tuyen Kha
Ionel Humelnicu Tyler Lebaron
Iosif Vasile Nemoianu Tz-Feng Lin
Iqra Bano Chandio Tzu-Ruei Yang
Iren Kuznetsova Ufuk Okkay
Irene Dini Ugo De Grazia
Irene Ling Ugo Jacovella
Irene Martín Ujjwal Layek
Irene Righetto Ulises Páramo-García
Irina Negut Umair Muhammad
Irina Terekhova Umar Farooq
Irina V. Kasyanova Umesh Prasad
Irina Zvereva Urna Kansakar
Irinel Badea Uroš Gašić
Irshad Kammakakam Uroš Tkalec
Irwin Cheah Urška Vrabič-Brodnjak
Iryna Kovalchuk Urszula Hubicka
Isaac Boateng Urszula Mizerska
Isabel Lado Touriño Urszula Ulkowska
Isabel Pestana Paixão Cansado Usama Ammar
Isabella Panfoli Usein M. Dzhemilev
Isao Yumoto Utthapon Issara
Isidora Radulov Uwe Strotmann
Islam Minisy Uziel Castillo Velazquez
Ismail Abdulazeez V. N. Vijayakumar
Ismail Almanassra Vaclav Kasicka
Ismail Ismail Václav Římal
Ismail Yener Vadim Boyarskiy
Issa Al-Amri Vadim Fetisov
Istvan Csarnovics Vadim V. Negrebetsky
Istvan Rajta Vairaprakash Pothiappan
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Itzia I. Padilla-Martinez Valentin Zaharia
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Iuliia Voroshylova Valeria Cavalloro
Ivalina Trendafilova Valeria Di Dato
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Iván De-La-Cruz-Chacón Valeria Rachela Villella
Ivan Dimov Valerie Carabetta
Ivan Gajdoš Valerio Di Marco
Iván Garcia-Galicia Valery Isidorov
Ivan Gitsov Valery Konshin
Ivan Luzardo-Ocampo Valery Sinditskii
Ivan Moskalenko Valeryia Kasneryk
Ivan Oliveri Vamsi Borra
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Iván Sciscenko Vanisree Mulabagal
Ivan Stoikov Vanja Todorovic
Ivan Švancara Vanja Travičić
Ivan Yaremenko Van-Nghia Nguyen
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Ivanka Spassova Vassiliki Boumba
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Jaber Keyvan Rad Veli Ozalp
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Jacek Nycz Venerando Pistarà
Jacek Wojnarowicz Venkat Chirasani
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Jacob Fantidis Venkata Surya Kumar Choutipalli
Jacopo De Bellis Venkatesan Perumal
Jacqueline Takahashi Venkatesh Bhumireddy
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Jacques Romain Njimou Vera Budaeva
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Jadwiga Maniewska Vera Lucia Marques Da Silva
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Jaime Bustos-Martinez Verginica Schroder
Jaime Charris Verónica Rivas Galindo
Jaime Escalante Veronica Rivi
Jaime Mella-Raipán Veronika Kovač
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Jakub Zdarta Vibhav Gautam
Jalal Uddin Vicent Safont Villarreal
Jamal Rafique Vicenta María Barragán
Jamaludin Al Anshori Vicente Gotor-Fernández
James D. Patrone Victor Anufriev
Jan Franz Victor Dotsenko
Jan Kotek Victor Furer
Jan Zidek Víctor J. Cruz-Delgado
Jana Sedlakova-Kadukova Victor Kuz'Min
Jana Sopková-De Oliveira Santos Víctor Manuel García Suárez
Janaina Fernandes Victor Martin
Jandeep Singh Victor Parra Sanchez
Janerson Jose Coelho Victor Saloutin
Janice Aldrich-Wright Victor Sysoev
Janina Kabatc Victor V. Petrov
Janitschke Daniel Victoria Samanidou
Janja Vidmar Vidhu Aeri
Janusz Madaj Viduranga Waisundara
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Jayashree Nath Vinayak Upadhya
Jayendra Patel Vincent Boudon
Jayesh Ahire Vincent Terrasson
Jean Boutin Vincentius Surya Kurnia Adi
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Jean-Christophe Jacquier Vincenzo Guarino
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Jenny Karousou Violeta-Carolina Niculescu
Jenyffer Campos Guerra Viorel Chihaia
Jérémie Neasta Viorel Herman
Jeremy Robertson Vipan Kumar
Jesús Alfredo Araujo-León Vira Lubenets
Jesus Baldenebro-Lopez Virayu Suthiphasilp
Jesus Gonzalez-Cobos Virginia Flores-Morales
Jesús Jara-Cortés Visarut Buranasudja
Jesús M. De Los Santos Vishal Kachwal
Jesus Morlett Vishma Pratap Sur
Jesús Palá Paúl Vishwanath Prabhu
Jeyashelly Andas Visnja Stepanic
Jia Wen Vitaly A. Morozov
Jia Xian Law Vittoria Cammisotto
Jiachen Li Vivek Krishnan
Jian Qi Vlad Korshunov
Jian Shen Vladimir An
Jian Wu Vladimir Arutyunov
Jian Zhang Vladimir Burmistrov
Jianan Sun Vladimir D. Ajdačić
Jianbin Chen Vladimir Dodevski
Jiangjiang Gu Vladimir Filipovic
Jiangnan Peng Vladimir Gudkov
Jianguo Li Vladimir I. Timofeev
Jianhang Shi Vladimir Kalinin
Jianhua Wang Vladimir Katnov
Jianjun Qi Vladimir Korshun
Jianjun Zhou Vladimir Larionov
Jianqiang Wang Vladimir P. Zhdanov
Jianren Xu Vladimir Zaitsev
Jianwei Gao Volker Graef
Jianwen Shao Volkhard Helms
Jianwen Shi Volodymyr Kovalchuk
Jiaxi Xu Vuyisile Thibane
Jie Gao Vyacheslav Arlyapov
Jie Liu Vyacheslav Grinev
Jiekai Yin Vyacheslav Protsenko
Jieqiang Zhong Wael Al-Zereini
Jifa Zhang Wael Arafa
Jimin Han Wafaa Elkady
Jin Zhang (Shaanxi University of Science and Technology) Wagdi Soliman
Jin Zhang (Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences) Wageh Swelm
Jinchang Guo Wahid Ali Hamood Al-Towayti
Jin-Chung Sin Wajdy Al-Awaida
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Jinming Han Wei Cai
Jinseng Lin Wei Guo
Jinwu Yan Wei Li
Jiraporn Leanpolchareanchai Wei Liu
Jiri Cerven Wei Sun
Jiri Kassa Wei Wang
Jirina Vontorova Wei Wei
Jiun-Jie Shie Wei Zhang (China)
Jiwen Jian Wei Zhang (USA)
Jiyuan Li Weijia Chen
Joan M. King Weijian Bei
Joan Manuel Rodríguez-Díaz Weijin Guo
Joana Madureira Weilong Shi
Joana Rodrigues Weiping Hu
Joanna Brzeska Weitao Shan
Joanna Kolniak-Ostek Weiwei Wang
Joanna Lenik Weiwei Zhang
Joanna Loch Weizhou Wang
Joanna Sobiak Wen Chen
Joanna Wessely-Szponder Wen Ma
Joanna Zarzyńska Wenchang Chang
Joanna Zembrzuska Wenchao Yang
João Basso Wenjie Zang
João Flávio Da Silveira Petruci Wenjin Cao
João Henrique G. Lago Wenli Sun
João Leal Wenlong Zhang
João Paulo Saraiva Morais Wenquan Yu
João Paulo Winiarski Wentai Luo
Joao Pessoa Wentao Song
Joaquim C. G. Esteves Da Silva Wentao Zhang
Joaquim Jaumot Wenyi Wang
Joaquim Rui Rodrigues Wenzao Li
Joaquim Vital Wesley Raup-Konsavage
Joaquin Barroso Whelton Miller
Joaquin González Marrero Wilfred Hagen
Jochen Junker William Acree
Jocksan Morales William Baldwin
Joe Brophy William Leonardo Da Silva
Joe Vinson William N. Setzer
Joël Lemaire William P. L. Carter
Joerg Fettke William T. Heller
Joginder Duhan Wim Buijs
John Chisholm Wing Wong
John Enemark Wioletta Rozpędek-Kamińska
John M. Perry Wirawan Adikusuma
John Mack Witalis Pellowski
John Raven Wojciech Gac
John Stanley Wojciech Mroz
Johnson Retnaraj Samuel Selvan Christyraj Wojciech Pietruś
Johura Ansary Wojciech Plazinski
Joice Job Wojciech Zając
Jolanta Kolińska Wojciech Zapała
Jonathan Espindola Won-Sik Han
Jonh Jairo Méndez Arteaga Woo-Bin Jung
Joon-Young Jun Worawat Wattanathana
Jordi Badia Xi Chen
Jordi Marti Xia Wang
Jordi Teixido Xianfu Wu
Jörg Wagler Xiang Gao
Jorge A. López Xiang Li
Jorge Alberto Sánchez-Burgos Xiang Ma
Jorge García-Fajardo Xiangru Wei
Jorge González-Gutiérrez Xiangxian Ying
Jorge Javier Alfonso Xianrong Song
Jorge Ramírez Xianwen Yang
Jorge Santos Xiao Jian Tan
Jorge Serment-Guerrero Xiao Li
Jorge Silva Jara Xiao Sun
Jorge Verdú-Andrés Xiaobo Dong
Jørn Bolstad Christensen Xiaobo Zhu
Jose A. González-Delgado Xiaodan Ding
Jose Alberto Gallegos-Infante Xiaofan Jia
José Antonio Rodríguez Xiaogang Liu
Jose Bueso-Bordils Xiaomeng Sun
Jose Carlos Cameselle Xiaoming Chen
José Carlos Menéndez Xiaoming Ma
José Catita Xiaoquan Lu
Jose Francisco Quilez Del Moral Xiaotian Zhong
Jose I. Borrell Xiaowei Luo
José Justicia Xiaowen Zhang
José Leopoldo Aguilar-Faisal Xiaoyang Liu
José Luis Olivares-Romero Xiaoye Liu
Jose Luis Pérez Calle Xiaoying Huang
Jose Luis Rivera-Armenta Xiaoyong Zhang
Jose Luis Sanchez-Salvador Xiaoyu Hao
Jose M. M. V. Sousa Xiaoyu Yan
Jose M. Mendez-Arriaga Xin Chen (China University of Petroleum-Beijing)
José Manuel Vila Fungueiriño Xin Chen (Northwest A&F University)
Jose Martinho Xin Huang
José Moura Xin Li (China)
José Pais-Chanfrau Xin Li (USA)
José Palenzuela Xin Liu (China)
José Ramón Isasi Xin Liu (USA)
José Roberto Medina-Medrano Xin Ma
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Joseph Tam Xingjun Feng
Joseph Westrich Xinglu Wang
Joshua Gurtler Xingxu Lu
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Jozefina Katić Xinpeng Cheng
Juan Alvarez-Idaboy Xinrui Zhao
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Juan Carlos Cuevas-Bernardino Xinyong Liu
Juan Castillo Xinyu Ling
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Juan Ortega Xu Zhang
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Juan Pedro Palomares-Báez Xubo Luo
Juan Urbano Xudong Ge
Jude Okolie Xudong Ji
Jude Onwudili Xueming Zhang
Judith Gañán Xuenian Chen
Judy Gopal Xuhai Yang
Juern W. P. Schmelzer Xun Tao
Juhua He Xuwei Chen
Julia Morozova Xuyun Liu
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Junfeng Gao Yanlei Li
Jung Woo Lee Yanming Xu
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Junjie Fu Yanping Zhu
Junsei Taira Yanyan Cui
Junxian Liu Yao Shun
Jurca Tunde Yaowared Chulikhit
Jürgen Martens Yaroslav Andreev
Jurica Novak Yaroslav Kudryavtsev
Justyna Maliszewska Yasin Arslanoglu
Justyna Miłek Yasin Tülüce
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Kai Song Yasser Shahzad
Kai Wang Yasuhiro Tezuka
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Kalina Alipieva Yeong-Min Yoo
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Kana Puspita Yifan Li
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Karan Arora Ying Yang
Karel Královec Yinghao Chen
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Karen Khachatryan Yingxin Chen
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Karen Trchounian Yinsheng Yu
Kari Stone Yiran Wang
Karol Wróblewski Yiwei Zhong
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Karolina Dydak Yngve Stenstrøm
Karolina Kula Yogesh Narkhede
Karthik Kanagaraj Yogesh Sutar
Karthik Kannan Yogeswaran Lokanathan
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Kathiravan Suppan Yoshinori Katakura
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Katsuya Satoh Youliang Cheng
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Ke Cheng Yuanjing Xiao
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Kelvin Acebron Yuanzhang Zheng
Ken Rosenthal Yuanzuo Li
Ken Shirato Yucai He
Keni Vidilaseris Yucang Liang
Kening Lang Yue Liu
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Kenneth N. White Yuerou Zhang
Kenzo Koike Yuexuan Li
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Keyang Wu Yuhoon Hwang
Keykavous Parang Yuh-Shuen Chen
Khac-Uan Do Yuji Yamada
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Khalid Umar Yulia Deryabina
Khalil Ahmad Yulia Gorshkova
Khalil Tamersit Yulia Kondratenko
Khawar Siddiqui Yulia Kudyakova
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Khurshid Ahmad Yulia Tertyshnaya
Khushbu Sharma Yuliya Titova
Ki Hyun Nam Yuliya Yu Zharova
Kiadtisak Saenboonruang Yuming Wen
Kiat Moon Lee Yun Chen
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Kinga Lis Yunhong Li
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Konstantis Konidaris Zaka Ullah
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Kosuke Nishi Zakaria Hafidi
Kotha Peddanna Zbigniew Brytan
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Krassimir Danov Zbigniew Rozwadowski
Krastena Nikolova Zeai Huang
Kris Holtgrewe Zeeshan Hamid
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Krishna Kumar Rai Zekai Zhang
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Krishnan Thirumoorthy Zengqian Shi
Krista Morley Zeyi Tan
Kristian Pastor Zeynep Özdemir
Kristina Habschied Zhan Shu
Kristina Kondrotiene Zhanchao Li
Kristina Pavic Zhang Xinke
Kristine Aleksanyan Zhao Cheng
Krisztián Horváth Zhaobin Qiu
Krisztina Takacs-Novak Zhaohua Cai
Krystyna Pyrzynska Zhaohui Li
Krzysztof Czaja Zhaojun Ban
Krzysztof Kuczera Zhaoqing Cong
Krzysztof Zborowski Zhaowei Chen
Ksenia Tereshkina Zhaoxi Sun
Kuan-Han Lee Zhaoxiong Wan
Kulandaisamy Arulsamy Zhen Xiao
Kulwinder Singh Zheng Pei
Kumar Ajay Zheng Yuan
Kumar Katragunta Zhengjun Yao
Kumarappan Chidambaram Zhengming Qian
Kun Li Zhengshuang Xu
Kun Zheng Zhengtao Xiao
Kuntal Chatterjee Zhengyong Liang
Kunyan Zhang Zhengyong Zhang
Kyeong-Man Kim Zhexenbek Toktarbay
Kyriakos Kachrimanis Zhexuan Lin
Kyung Mok Park Zheyu Luo
Lahoucine Bahsis Zhi Lin
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Lakshmaiah Sreerama Zhichuan Zhu
Lalit Kumar Zhifeng Wang
Lamees Hegazy Zhigang Xu
Larisa Shvanskaya Zhihua Wang
Larissa Krasnopolskaya Zhijie Qi
Lars Christensen Zhikun Chen
László Hazai Zhiqiang Gao
László Hegedűs Zhirong Liu
Laszlo Kotai Zhiwei Fang
László Orlóci Zhixin Jia
László Péter Zhixin Wang
Laura Álvarez Zhiyong He
Laura Aracely Contreras-Angulo Zhiyong Jiang
Laura Bulgariu Zhiyuan Wu
Laura C. J. Pereira Zhongqi He
Laura Carolina Zanetti-Domingues Zhongyun Liu
Laura Cerqueira Zhou Lu
Laura Cocheci Zichuan Ma
Laura Giamperi Zihao Rei Gao
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Laura Lafon Hughes Ziliang Chen
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Laura Martín Pozo Ziqing Chen
Laura Orian Zixuan Gu
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Laura Ragona Zongshan Zhao
Laura Socea Zongshuai Zhu
Laura-Marinela Ailioaie Zongwei Zhang
Laureano Canoira Zoran Glasovac
Laureline Berthelot Zorana Dobrijević
Laxman Raju Thoutam Zorana Golubović
Le Minh Tu Phan Zorica Stanojević-Ristić
Le Van Sang Zsolt Rapi
Leandro Henrique Zucolotto Cocca Zsolt Szakonyi
Leandro Prevosto Zsuzsanna Miklós
Leda Guzmán Zsuzsanna Pluhár
Lei Chen Zubair Ahmad
Lei Guo Zuzanna Bielan
Lei Li Zvezdelina Yaneva
Lei Yang  

9 January 2024
Meet Us at the 14th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, 18–21 March 2024, Vienna, Austria


Conference: The 14th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology
Date: 18–21 March 2024
Location: Vienna, Austria

MDPI will be attending the 14th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology at Booth #06, and we welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest ideas with us.

This conference has had an ever-increasing impact among pharmaceutical scientists, and it is organized every two years, in March or April of even years.

The entire spectrum of topics ranging from engineering aspects of the manufacturing process, the portfolio of commercially available excipients enabling the formulation of a large variety of medicinal products, the underlying physico-chemical principles, cutting-edge characterization techniques as well as potential pitfalls and hurdles to be overcome during product development, manufacturing and characterisation will be addressed.

Young and experienced scientists from academia and industry will present their latest research achievements in the form of poster presentations, allowing for fruitful scientific exchanges with the authors.

The meeting is intended to bring together people working in fundamental and applied academic research, in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and the regulatory field, offering the opportunity to initiate fruitful discussions and collaborations.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Pharmaceutics;
  • Pharmaceuticals;
  • IJMS;
  • DDC;
  • Molecules;
  • Biomedicines;
  • CIMB;
  • Applied Biosciences;
  • BioMedInformatics;
  • Medicines;
  • Cosmetics;
  • Biomolecules.
If you are planning to attend this conference, please do not hesitate to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.worldmeeting.org/home/about-world-meeting/

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Nobel Prize Laureates Entrust MDPI with Their Research

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

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

The best of the best trust us with their work.

Nobel Prize Laureates Who Have Published with MDPI

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

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

2023 Nobel Prize Winners Published by MDPI

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

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

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

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

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

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Impactful Research

MDPI Journals Newly Indexed in 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Inside MDPI

MDPI Appoints New Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

MDPI’s 2024 In-Person Academic Events Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming events with details to be announced:

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

Click here for all upcoming MDPI events.

Organize Your Event with MDPI’s Sciforum

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

Closing Thoughts

Reflecting on 2023 and Looking Ahead to 2024

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

Becoming a stronger organisation

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

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

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

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

Accountability and communication

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

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

Here’s to a joyous and prosperous 2024!

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

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

29 November 2023
Editorial Board Members from Molecules Featured in the 2023 Highly Cited Researchers List Published by Clarivate


Recently, Clarivate™ revealed its 2023 list of Highly Cited Researchers™—individuals at universities, research institutes, and commercial organizations.

The scientists who were selected for this year’s list of Highly Cited Researchers published highly cited papers in the 11-year period from January 2012 to December 2022, with citation frequency in the top 1% of academic subjects and the same year of publication in the Web of Science™ database. This year, 7125 Highly Cited Researcher 2023 designations were issued to 6,849 individuals, representing just 1 in 1000 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. The list is truly global, spanning 67 countries or regions and spread across a diverse range of research sciences and social sciences.

According to our statistics, 29 members of the Editorial Board of Molecules (ISSN: 1420-3049) were selected for the list of Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate™ in 2023. They are being recognized for their high-quality scientific research achievements and outstanding contributions to their professional fields. The Molecules Editorial Office sincerely congratulates all elected editorial members and hopes that they continue to have an academically productive relationship with the journal.

Researcher

Category

Affiliation

Astruc, Didier

Chemistry

Universite de Bordeaux, France

Atanasov, Atanas G.

Cross-Field

Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Bandodkar, Amay J.

Cross-Field

North Carolina State University, United States

Barba, Francisco J.

Agricultural Sciences

University of Valencia, Spain

Battino, Maurizio

Agricultural Sciences

Marche Polytechnic University, Italy

Boyer, Cyrille

Chemistry

University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia

Chen, Chaoji

Materials Science

Wuhan University, China

Chen, Qian

Cross-Field

Soochow University - China, China

Ding, Jianxun

Cross-Field

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Fernandez-Lafuente, Roberto

Biology and Biochemistry

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Spain

Giampieri, Francesca

Agricultural Sciences

Marche Polytechnic University, Italy

Huang, Baibiao

Cross-Field

Shandong University, China

Jiang, Lianzhou

Agricultural Sciences

Northeast Agricultural University - China, China

Lu, Bingan

Materials Science

Hunan University, China

Luo, Yangchao

Agricultural Sciences

University of Connecticut, United States

Lv, Wei

Cross-Field

Tsinghua University, China

Mai, Liqiang

Materials Science

Wuhan University of Technology, China

Peng, Qiang

Cross-Field

Sichuan University, China

Rojo, Teofilo

Cross-Field

University of Basque Country, Spain

Simões, Manuel

Cross-Field

Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Song, Jibin

Cross-Field

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Stoumpos, Constantinos C.

Chemistry

University of Crete, Greece

Sun, Runcang

Cross-Field

Dalian Polytechnic University, China

Tang, Chuan-He

Agricultural Sciences

South China University of Technology, China

Wang, Chao

Cross-Field

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, United States

Wang, Gongming

Cross-Field

University of Science & Technology of China CAS, China

Wang, Hui

Cross-Field

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Wei, Haotong

Cross-Field

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, United States

Yu, Minghao

Materials Science

Dresden University of Technology, Germany

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

2 November 2023
Meet Us at the 14th CCS National Conference on Analytical Chemistry (14NCAC), 2–5 November 2023, Shenzhen, China


Conference: The 14th CCS National Conference on Analytical Chemistry (14NCAC)
Date: 2–5 November 2023
Location: Shenzhen, China

MDPI will be attending the 14th CCS National Conference on Analytical Chemistry (14NCAC) as an exhibitor; we welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest ideas with us.

This conference is hosted by the Chinese Chemical Society, co-organized by Shenzhen University, Southern University of Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen). The conference is composed of 7 forums and 15 sessions, in which MDPI will participate in the Publishers Forum to report on the theme of "Publishing with MDPI Journals"; the site welcomes all audiences (November 4, 14:30, Sifang Building, West 101).

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Biosensors;
  • Separations;
  • Molecules;
  • Nanomaterials;
  • Symmetry;
  • Metabolites;
  • Electrochem;
  • Analytica;
  • Chemistry.

If you are planning to attend this conference, please do not hesitate to contact us online. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.chemsoc.org.cn/meeting/14thCCSNCAC/.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Open Access Week 2023 – the Global Drive to Open Continues

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

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

Core principles of OA publishing

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

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

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

Policy driving change

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

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

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

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

MDPI is proud to lead the transition to open access.

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Impactful Research

Spotlight on Smart Cities

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

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

Highly cited papers in Smart Cities

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

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

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

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

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

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

Testimonial

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

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

Inside MDPI

MDPI Manchester office, UK Visit


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

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

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

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

The UK by numbers

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

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

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

We are currently hiring EEs in various locations worldwide.

English Editing at MDPI

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

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.

11 October 2023
Interview with Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Schmidt—New Editor-in-Chief of Molecules

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Schmidt has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Molecules (ISSN: 1420-3049). With an extensive background in scientific research and publishing, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role.

Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Schmidt studied pharmacy from 1984 to 1989, and then obtained his doctorate (Doctor rerum naturalium) in pharmaceutical biology in 1994 at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany. After a brief post-doc position at the Department of Chemistry at LSU, USA, he worked at the University of Düsseldorf and obtained his habilitation and venia legendi (license to teach) in 1999. Prof. Dr. Schmidt remained as an Assistant Professor at the same institution, and then moved on to the University of Münster, Germany, in 2005. There, he became a University Professor of Pharmaceutical Biology and Phytochemistry, which he has been ever since. Throughout his scientific career, Prof. Dr. Schmidt’s work has been dedicated to the structure and biological activity of secondary metabolites of plants. Over far more than a decade, most of this work aimed at finding and characterizing natural products with a potential as leads or drugs against neglected tropical infectious diseases. Among many other activities in research and academia, Prof. Dr. Schmidt became engaged in working with Molecules around 2010 and has been the Section Editor-in-Chief (SEiC) for “Natural Products Chemistry” since May 2016.

The following is an interview with Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Schmidt, who shared his academic background, his involvement with Molecules and his vision for the journal.

We wish Prof. Dr. Thomas J. Schmidt every success in his current position as the Editor-in-Chief, and we look forward to his contributions.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Open Access in China

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

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

Open Access Policy in China

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

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

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

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

MDPI Offices in China

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


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

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

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

Our Strength is in Our People

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

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

Impactful Research

MDPI Awards

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

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

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

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

MDPI Awards to Scholars from China

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

MDPI’s Tu Youyou Award


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

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

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

2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine Awarded to Professor Youyou Tu

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

Highly Cited Articles by Chinese Scholars Published in MDPI

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

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Inside MDPI

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

Marketing Department in China

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

Collaborations, Scholarships and Meetings

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

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

Scholarships in China

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

Meeting with the Society of Chinese University Journals (CUJS)


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

The Numbers

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

Final Reflections on our MDPI Offices in Beijing and Wuhan


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

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

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

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

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

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

Hospitality and Service

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

25 September 2023
Meet Us at the 2023 Chinese Medicinal Chemistry Symposium & CPA-EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry, 7–10 October 2023, Chongqing, China


MDPI will be attending the 2023 Chinese Medicinal Chemistry Symposium & CPA-EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry, which will be held from 7 to 10 October 2023 in Chongqing, China.

The conference is held every two years and the theme for 2023 is “Original New Drug Development and New Drug Synthesis Technology”. It aims to promote the deep integration of basic research, new drug R&D, and clinical transformation and improve the overall level of innovative drug R&D and clinical transformation in China. It provides a good exchange and cooperation platform for experts, scholars, and business colleagues in the field of medicinal chemistry and related basic research and clinical transformation.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Molecules;
  • Pharmaceuticals;
  • Biomedicines;
  • Antibiotics.

If you are planning to attend this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth #68 and start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have.

For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.cmcs2023.com/.

24 September 2023
Meet Us at the 22nd Chinese Zeolite Conference (22CZC), 11–14 October 2023, Luoyang, China


MDPI will be attending the 22nd Chinese Zeolite Conference, which will be held from 11 to 14 October 2023 in Luoyang, China. The conference is co-organized by Jilin University, the Chinese Zeolite Association, and Jalon Micro-Nano New Materials Co., Ltd.

The Chinese Zeolite Conference is a series of national academic conferences sponsored by the Chinese Zeolite Association of the Chinese Chemical Society and is held every two years. The theme of the 22nd conference is “Porous Materials and High-Quality Development”. The scope of the conference includes but is not limited to the synthesis, modification, and characterization of porous materials; host–guest chemistry and functional materials; the adsorption, separation, and diffusion properties of porous materials; the catalysis and chemical processes of porous materials; the properties, structures, and applications of porous materials; theoretical calculations and simulations; and the industrial applications of porous materials. The conference will include invited reports, keynote reports, oral reports, short reports, and poster presentations.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please stop by our booth #26. 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.chemsoc.org.cn/meeting/22ndCZC/.

6 September 2023
Recap of Awards Granted to Scholars in 2022


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

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

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

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

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

31 August 2023
Meet Us at the 2023 Fall Meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS), 18–21 September 2023, Warsaw, Poland


The 2023 Fall Meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) will take place from 18 to 21 September 2023, at the main campus of the University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland, and will consist of parallel symposia with invited speakers and oral and poster presentations assorted by one plenary session to provide an international forum for discussing recent advances in the field of materials science. The conference will be augmented by an exhibition of products and services of interest to the conference participants.

The high-quality scientific program will address different topics organized into 24 symposia arranged in 5 clusters covering the fields of information and communication technologies; energy and environment; manufacturing; health; and fundamentals. The latest scientific results will be presented, and authors are invited to submit papers in the selected journals that fit the scope of each symposium.

The focus of the scientific program will be both on fundamental investigations and technological applications, providing an international forum for discussing recent advances related to the different aspects to be considered to promote innovation.

MDPI will be attending the event as an exhibitor, and we welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest ideas with us.

We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth, where you can find out more information about the journals attending the conference:

Our representatives, Ms. Anna Krakowka and Ms. Paulina Maziarz, are eager to answer your questions and address any inquiries you may have.

We look forward to welcoming you to Warsaw.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Our Commitment to Sustainability

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

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

MDPI and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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

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

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

MDPI journals specializing in sustainability-related topics:

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

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Impactful Research

Highly Cited Articles in Sustainability

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

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

“Sustainability received a 2022 CiteScore of 5.8”

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

Highly Cited Papers in Sustainability

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Inside MDPI

President of Ireland Authors Editorial in MDPI Journal Sustainability

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

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

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

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

Read the completed editorial here:

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

Coming Together for Science

The World Sustainability Forum 2023

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

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

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

MDPI Sustainability Foundation: Recognizing Excellence in Sustainability Research

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

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

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

2023 World Sustainability Award Winners

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

Interviews with 2023 Emerging Sustainability Leader Award Finalists

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

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

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Closing Thoughts

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

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

MDPI’s Interaction with Elsevier

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

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

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

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

‘Fully OA’ Organizations Dedicated to Open Access

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

21 August 2023
Meet Us at the 20th Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis (BCEIA2023), 6–8 September 2023, Beijing, China


Conference: 20th Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis (BCEIA2023)

Date: 6–8 September 2023

Location: Beijing, China

MDPI will be attending BCEIA2023 as an exhibitor. We welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest ideas with us.

Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis (BCEIA) was founded in 1985 and hosted by the China Association for Instrumental Analysis. It is held every two years and has been successfully held for 19 consecutive sessions. BCEIA2023 will continue to adhere to the development concept of “Analytical Science Creates the Future”, and will hold academic reports, forums and instrument exhibitions around the theme of “Life, Living, Health—Facing a Green Future”.

The topics of BCEIA2023 include electron microscopy and materials science; mass spectrometry; spectroscopy; chromatography; magnetic resonance spectroscopy; electroanalytical chemistry; analytical techniques in life sciences; environmental analysis; stoichiometry and reference materials; marker immunoassay; and micro-full analysis. The reports of the 11 sub-sessions gathered academics from all over the world, who then conducted in-depth discussions on current analytical science hotspots and research fields with development potential.

As a summit for China’s analysis and biochemical technology exchange and display, BCEIA2023 attracts experts, scholars, instrument manufacturers, and agents from the global instrumental analysis field to participate. The unique BCEIA academic atmosphere enables mutual promotion of basic research and applied research, and positive interaction between users and manufacturers, effectively promoting the development of China’s analytical science industry.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#E3315) and start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: http://www.bceia.org.cn/index.php.

18 August 2023
Meet Us at the 74th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, 3–8 September 2023, Lyon, France


MDPI will be attending the 74th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, hosted by the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), which will be held by the International Society of Electrochemistry from 3 to 8 September 2023, in Lyon, France. France has a strong history of electrochemistry research and has a large number of ISE members in the country, and the ISE has hosted this congress on several previous occasions: Lyon in 1982; Paris in 1997, which was the occasion of a joint meeting with the ECS; and, more recently, in Nice in 2010. Thus, after more than 40 years, the congress returns to Lyon. About 1,800 participants have registered from all regions of the world. Thus, this congress will provide an opportunity for electrochemists in Lyon to participate in fruitful discussions in an atmosphere of friendly exchange.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#09) and start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://annual74.ise-online.org/index.php.

17 August 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Young Investigator Awards in Chemistry and Materials Science—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 chemistry and materials science. The winners were selected by the journals’ Award Evaluation Committee.

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

Crystals:

  • Mattia Biesuz, University of Trento, Italy

Metals:

  • Yonggang Yao, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Molecules:          

  • Cesar de la Fuente-Nunez, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Nanomaterials:

  • Liang Huang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Aiping Chen, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), USA
  • Leonardo Ricotti, BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Italy

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 see more MDPI awards, click here.

17 August 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Travel Awards in Chemistry and Materials Science—Winners Announced


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

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

Catalysts:           

  • Shiva Mohajernia, University of Siegen, Germany

Chemistry:          

  • Maria Antonietta Casulli, Sophia University Yotsuya Campus, Japan            

Gels:     

  • Lan Xiao, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Materials:           

  • Danila Merino, Smart Materials Group of the Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
  • Elena Blundo, University of Rome, Italy

Nanomaterials:   

  • Arun Kumar, Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, Italy
  • Elena Blundo, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy            

Separations:        

  • Tonni Agustiono Kurniawan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

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 see more MDPI awards, click here.

17 August 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Outstanding Reviewer Awards in Chemistry and Materials Science—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 2022 Outstanding Reviewer Awards in chemistry and materials science for their outstanding contributions among the extensive competition.

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

Catalysts:

  • Aleksandr S. Kazachenko, Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science, Russia
  • Ionut Banu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
  • Shahid Zaman, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
  • Rahat Javaid, Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, Japan

Coatings:

  • Anca Mazare, Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany
  • Costica Bejinariu, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania

Fibers:

  • Aref Abbasi Moud, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Amit Kenny, Shamoon College of Engineering, Ashdod, Israel

Gels:

  • Bapan Pramanik, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Mutian Hua, University of California, USA            

JFB:

  • Elisa Boanini, University of Bologna, Italy

Materials:

  • Alexander Sobolev, Ariel University, Israel
  • Anca Mazare, Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Germany
  • László Almásy, Centre for Energy Research, Hungary
  • Valerio Belardi, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
  • Wenbin Zhou, Imperial College London, UK
  • Piotr A. Gauden, Nicholas Copernicus University, Poland

Magnetochemistry:

  • Moustafa Darwish, Tanta University, Egypt

Metals: 

  • Wolfgang Löser, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW), Germany
  • Weimin Wang, Shandong University, China

Nanomaterials:

  • Gueorgui Gueorguiev, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Tsung-Rong Kuo, Taipei Medical University, China
  • Kisan Chhetri, Jeonbuk National University, Republic of Korea

Polymers:

  • Yiwen Li, Sichuan University, China
  • Saulius Grigalevicius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
  • Mirela-Fernanda Zaltariov, “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Romania
  • Narsimha Mamidi, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Nikolaos Politakos, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Separations:

  • Balawanthrao Jadhav, South Dakota State University, USA
  • Łukasz Dąbrowski, Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Sidi Zhu, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

About MDPI Awards:

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

For more MDPI awards, click here.

17 August 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Best PhD Thesis Awards in Chemistry and Materials Science—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 outstanding work and further contribution 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.

Ceramics:

  • “Metal Nanoparticle Carbon Nanocomposites to Produce Electrochemical Devices for Environmental Water Monitoring”
    by Wenchao Duan, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) and Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona (IMB-CNM-CSIC), Spain

Crystals:

  • “Modeling and Design of a Phononic Crystal with Piezoelectric Defects for Broadband Energy Localization and Harvesting”
    by Soo-Ho Jo, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Seoul National University, South Korea

Logistics:

  • “A Decision-Support Framework for Smart and Sustainable Reverse Logistics Network Design”
    by Xu Sun, The Arctic University of Norway, Norway

Macromol:

  • “Polymer Drug Carriers for Immuno-Oncotherapy”
    by Marina Rodrigues Tavares, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
  • “Design and Fabrication of Advanced Materials Obtained from Hemp Fibers and Sustainable Polymers”
    by Gianluca Viscusi, Department of Industrial Engineering-University of Salerno, Italy

Materials:

  • “Ultrafast Processes in Perylene and Rubrene Systems: Singlet Fission, Excimer Formation and Charge Transfer”
    by Wenjun Ni, Dalian University of Technology, China

Metals:

  • “Computational and Experimental Thermo-Mechanics of Metal Additive Manufacturing: Stress, Warpage, Cracks and Properties”
    by Xufei Lu, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain

Molecules:

  • “Development of Modern Sample Preparation Techniques Utilizing Novel Materials Combined with Chromatographic and Spectrometric Methods for the Determination of Environmental Pollutants in Food and Environmental Samples”
    by Natalia Manousi, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • “Studying Protein Function with Fluorescent Nanoantennas”
    by Scott G. Harroun, University of Montreal, Canada

Nanomaterials:

  • “Predictive Modelling of Ultrafast Hot Carrier Dynamics and Nonlinear Photothermal Phenomena in Designer Nanophotonic Structures”
    by Andrea Schirato, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Physchem:

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

Polymers:

  • “Formation, Modification and New Applications of Orderly Structured Titanium Oxide Nanostructures”
    by Simonas Ramanavicius, State Research Institute Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuania 

Sustainable Chemistry:

  • “Electrochemical Routes for Upgrading Carbon-based Greenhouse Gases”
    by Aditya Prajapati, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 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 see more MDPI awards, click here.

17 August 2023
MDPI’s Best Paper Awards in Chemistry and Materials Sciences—Winners Announced in 2022


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 have 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 announced in 2022 in chemistry and materials science, who were selected among an extensive competition, and congratulate the authors for their outstanding scientific publications. MDPI will continue to provide support and recognition for the academic community.

C:

Coatings:

Fibers:

Inorganics:

Magnetochemistry:

Materials:

Membranes:

Molecules:

Nanomaterials:

Polymers:

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 see more MDPI awards, click here.

15 August 2023
Meet Us at the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2023, 4–6 September 2023, Leipzig, Germany


Conference: GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2023 (WiFo 2023)

Date: 4–6 September 2023

Location: Leipzig, Germany

MDPI will attend the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2023(WiFo 2023). This event will be hosted by the German Chemical Society and will take place from 4 to 6 September 2023 in Leipzig, Germany.

The German Chemical Society (GDCh) is one of the world’s largest and most important chemical societies, with around 30,000 members from science, business and the liberal professions. Every two years, the GDCh organizes the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry (abbreviated WiFo) at different locations in Germany. At WiFo, chemistry is presented in all its breadth as an integrative scientific discipline. Topics include synthesis and catalysis, life sciences, materials, energy, resources and the environment. A trade exhibition will accompany the congress.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#4) 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.wifo2023.de/en.

11 August 2023
Meet Us at the 18th International Conference on Molecule-Based Magnets (ICMM2023), 10–14 September 2023, Nanjing, China


Conference: 18th International Conference on Molecule-Based Magnets (ICMM2023)
Date: 10–14 September 2023
Location: Nanjing, China

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

ICMM is a grand ceremony for all researchers working in related areas all over the world, and is the largest conference covering all topics in molecule-based magnets. The topics that will be covered at the conference will include molecular nanomagnets, spin-crossover materials, long-range ordering magnets, multifunctional and/or switchable materials, nanostructured magnetic materials, molecular spintronics, and devices, as well as other hot topics related to molecule-based magnetism. The conference is organized by the State Key Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry and the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are planning to attend this conference, please do not hesitate to start an online 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://icmm2023.nju.edu.cn/.

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

25 July 2023
Meet Us at the 15th European Congress on Catalysis (EuropaCat 2023), 27 August–1 September 2023, Prague, Czech Republic


Conference: 15th European Congress on Catalysis (EuropaCat 2023)
Date: 27 August–1 September 2023
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

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

EuropaCat has become a traditional meeting place for scientists and researchers from academia and industry who are based all over Europe. Consequently, it has developed into a forum to discuss important challenges in the field of catalysis and the related industrial areas and beyond. The conference is jointly organized by the catalysis societies of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are planning to attend this conference, please do not hesitate to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.europacat2023.cz/.

25 July 2023
Meet Us at the 4th National Conference on Inorganic Membranes, 11–14 August 2023, Nanjing, China


MDPI will attend the 4th National Conference on Inorganic Membranes. This conference hosted by the Catalysis Professional Committee of the Chinese Chemical Society and Nanjing University of Technology will be held in Nanjing from 11 to 14 August 2023.

The conference aims to fully display, exchange, and summarize the latest achievements in the field of academic research on inorganic membranes in China, and promote the development of the inorganic membranes industry and the improvement of academic levels. The theme of this conference is “Low-Carbon Process Reengineering with Membrane Technology as the Core”. The conference topics cover membrane material types, application fields and technical fields.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#8) 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://ncim2023.scimeeting.cn/cn/web/index/19014.

 

20 July 2023
Meet Us at the 21st Macrocyclic Chemistry and 13th Supramolecular Chemistry Symposium of the Chinese Chemical Society, 15–18 August 2023, Tianjin, China


MDPI will be attending the 21st Macrocyclic Chemistry and 13th Supramolecular Chemistry Symposium of the Chinese Chemical Society, which will be held from 15 to 18 August 2023 in Tianjin, China. The conference is co-sponsored by the Chinese Chemical Society, Supramolecular Chemistry Committee of the Chinese Chemical Society, Tianjin Chemical Society, and Tianjin Normal University.

The theme of this conference is "The Creation of New Substances based on Macrocyclic Chemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry: Interdisciplinary and Fusion Innovation". The conference will invite well-known scholars in relevant fields, including academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, Chang Jiang Scholars, winners of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, etc., to make relevant reports on the hot fields of macrocyclic chemistry and supramolecular chemistry.

Representing MDPI at the conference will be the following journals:

If you are attending the conference, we invite you to visit our booth at #01. Our delegates eagerly anticipate the opportunity to meet you in person and address any inquiries you may have.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

The Future is Open, and MDPI is Leading the Way

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

1 Million Published Articles

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

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

Liberating Science

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

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

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

Impactful Research

MDPI Publishes Impactful Research: Recognized by Leading Indexing Databases

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

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

Continued Growth of MDPI Journals

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

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

Read more

Interview with Indexing Manager—Constanze Shelhorn

Inside MDPI

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

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

Increased Visibility for Preprints

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

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

Read more

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

Coming Together for Science

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

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

Working Together

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

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

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Closing Thoughts

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

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

28 June 2023
2022 Impact Factors for MDPI Journals

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

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)

 

15 June 2023
Molecules Receives an Increased CiteScore of 6.7


We are pleased to inform you that Molecules (ISSN: 1420-3049) has received an updated CiteScore of 6.7, an increase of 14% compared with the 2021 metric. The 2022 CiteScore™ was released recently, making an assessment of the scientific influence of journals in the 2019 to 2022 period.

Molecules’ CiteScore ranks as follows:

  • Q1 (14 out of 64) in the “Chemistry (miscellaneous)” category;
  • Q1 (42 out of 197) in the “Organic Chemistry” category;
  • Q1 (41 out of 185) in the “Physical and Theoretical Chemistry” category;
  • Q1 (33 out of 141) in the “Analytical Chemistry” category;
  • Q2 (44 out of 171) in the “Pharmaceutical Science” category;
  • Q2 (49 out of 156) in the “Drug Discovery” category;
  • Q2 (72 out of 171) in the “Molecular Medicine” category.

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

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

14 June 2023
Meet Us at the 2023 National Polymer Academic Paper Conference of the Chinese Chemical Society, 13–17 October 2023, Wuhan, China


A range of MDPI journals will be attending the 2023 National Polymer Academic Paper Conference of the Chinese Chemical Society as exhibitors. This meeting will be held in Wuhan, China, from 13 to 17 October 2023. 

The National Polymer Academic Paper Conference of the Chinese Chemical Society, which has been held every two years since 1954, is the most important, largest and most influential academic conference in the field of polymers in China. The 2023 National Polymer Academic Paper Conference of the Chinese Chemical Society will be held in Wuhan from 13 to 17 October. It will be sponsored by the Polymer Science Committee of the Chinese Chemical Society and Huazhong University of Science and Technology. 

The conference will take the important function of polymer science and technology in the new era of national economy and society as the entry point. It will focus on showing the research results and development trends of our country’s polymer science and materials field in recent years. It provides a broad academic and technical exchange platform for those sci-tech, education, and industry workers and young students who conduct research and development in the field. The aim is to promote the sustainable development and innovation of polymer science, improve the level of interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research of polymer-related disciplines, connect with the major national needs, overcome the core and key technical problems, and promote the transformation of scientific research results. 

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

For more information about the conference, please visit https://www.bagevent.com/event/8282755/p/504954.

 

12 June 2023
Meet Us at the 33rd CCS Congress, 17–20 June 2023, Qingdao, Shandong, China


MDPI will be attending the 33rd CCS Congress, held in Qingdao, China, from 17 to 20 June 2023. The Annual Academic Conference of the Chinese Chemical Society is held every two years. It is the highest level, largest scale and most influential comprehensive academic exchange platform in the field of chemistry in China. During this conference, MDPI will welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest views as well as research with us.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please stop by our booth. 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.chemsoc.org.cn/meeting/33rd/.

12 June 2023
Meet Us at ACS Fall 2023 Harnessing the Power of Data, 13–17 August 2023, San Francisco, USA


Conference: ACS Fall 2023
Organization: American Chemical Society
Date: 13–17 August 2023
Place: Moscone Center, 747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA, USA
Booth: #845

MDPI journals will be attending ACS Fall 2023 Harnessing the Power of Data as an exhibitor. This meeting will be held in San Francisco, CA, USA, from 13 to 17 August 2023.

American Chemical Society (ACS) is one of the world’s largest scientific organizations with more than 151,000 members in 140 countries. ACS Meetings & Expos are held biannually. This expo is an opportunity for thousands of chemistry professionals to meet, share ideas, and advance scientific and technical knowledge. The topic in Fall 2023 is “Harnessing the Power of Data”.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.acs.org/meetings/acs-meetings/fall-2023.html.

25 May 2023
Meet Us at the 7th Scientific Meeting of Ph.D. Students (JPhD2023), 7–9 June 2023, Barcelona, Spain
 


MDPI will be presenting at the 7th Scientific Meeting of Ph.D. Students at the UAB campus (JPhD2023). The event will be held at the Sala d'Actes Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, from 7 to 9 June 2023.

JPhD2023 aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge about scientific research from different fields, sharing of research works and communication among the Ph.D. students of the BNC-b in an academic and scientific environment.

MDPI Speaker

Dr. Gabriel Martínez Edo

Dr. Gabriel Martínez Edo
Presentation theme: MDPI Open Access & Peer Review Process 

Dr. Gabriel Martínez Edo holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry (2013) and a master’s degree in pharmaceutical chemistry (2015) from the IQS school of Engineering, Universitat Ramon Llull (Barcelona, Spain). He completed his Ph.D. (2020) in chemistry and chemical engineering at the same institution focusing on the use of nanomaterials as drug delivery systems.

He joined MDPI in June 2020 as Assistant Editor and Section Managing Editor for the journal Nanomaterials. In 2021, he was appointed Managing Editor of the journal Nanomanufacturing, a position he held until his recent appointment as Journal Relations Specialist.  

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit: https://jphd.icmab.es/.

Relevant Journals:

 

12 May 2023
Meet Us at the 2020-2023 China Mass Spectrometry Conference, 9–13 June 2023, Hangzhou, China


MDPI will be attending the 2020-2023 China Mass Spectrometry Conference, which will be held from 9 to 13 June 2023 in Hangzhou, China. The conference is hosted by the Mass Spectrometry Branch of the Chinese Physical Society, the Mass Spectrometry Professional Committee of the Chinese Chemical Society, and the Analytical Instrument Branch of the Chinese Instrumentation Society, and co-organized by Zhejiang University.

This conference is a grand event in China’s mass spectrometry industry, aiming to promote the unity and progress of the academic community, harmonious development, and a win-win future, to improve the level of academic exchanges, and promote the wide application of mass spectrometry technology in various scientific and technological fields. Famous scholars in the field of mass spectrometry at home and abroad will be invited to attend this conference. The report forms are divided into the conference report, invited report, oral report, and poster presentation.

The conference will fully demonstrate China’s latest research progress and achievements in mass spectrometry and related fields, enhancing exchanges and cooperation among mass spectrometry scientists and mass spectrometry-related practitioners, in order to promote the development of China’s mass spectrometry industry and enhance the academic status and influence of China’s mass spectrometry in the world.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth and start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit: http://www.cmss.org.cn/index.php?r=site%2Fcae-home&mid=19.

21 April 2023
Meet Us at the 21st National Electrochemistry Conference, 22–25 May 2023, Dalian, China


MDPI will be attending the 21st National Electrochemistry Conference, organized by the Chinese Society of Electrochemistry (CSE) and hosted by the Dalian University of Technology, which will be held from 22 to 25 May 2023, in Dalian, China. The conference will focus on the development of electrochemical science and comprehensively present the latest research progress and results achieved in electrochemistry in China in the new era. The aim is to promote the application of electrochemical science and technology in energy, environment, materials and other relevant fields, and to achieve the sustainable development of society.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#55) and start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: http://www.sciencemate.com/meeting/electrochem.

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
Meet Us at the 18th Chinese Conference on Colloid and Interface Chemistry (CCIC18), 7–11 April 2023, Xi’an, China


MDPI will be attending the 18th Chinese Conference on Colloid and Interface Chemistry (CCIC18), hosted by the Colloid and Interface Chemistry Professional Committee of the Chinese Chemical Society and Shaanxi Normal University, which will be held from 7 to 11 April 2023 in Xi’an, China.

This conference will exchange hot topics, research progress, development trends, personnel training in the field of colloid and interface chemistry, and the important application of colloid and interface chemistry in industrial and agricultural production through conference reports, invited reports, oral presentations, and posters. A total of 2000 delegates are expected to attend.

The main topics of the conference include the following: new theories and technologies in colloid and interface chemistry; ordered assembly of amphiphilic molecules; soft matter chemistry and supramolecular assembly; functional micro-nano materials; superwetting interface and material transport; optoelectronic functional assemblies and surface interfaces; biomolecular self-assembly and biocolloids; colloid motors; food colloids; applied colloid; and interface chemistry.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#31) 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.nccic18.cn/.

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
Meet Us at the 19th National Youth Conference on Catalysis, 9–13 April 2023, Nanjing, China

MDPI will be attending the 19th National Youth Conference on Catalysis (19NYCC), hosted by the Catalysis Committee of the Chinese Chemical Society and Nanjing University, which will be held from 9 to 13 April 2023 in Nanjing, China. The conference will be held at the Nanjing International Youth Conference Hotel, 8 Yecheng Road, Jianye District, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. More than 100 outstanding young scholars in catalysis science and technology and related fields are invited to make conference reports, keynote reports, and invitation reports. A total of 1200 delegates are expected to attend.

The theme of this conference is “Youth Catalysis in the Two-Carbon Era - From Science to Application”. The conference establishes a platform for young catalysis workers in China (under the age of 45) to learn and communicate. It aims to show the latest progress and achievements of young Chinese catalysis workers in basic and applied research in the field of catalysis science as well as technology and discuss the opportunities, challenges, and future development directions faced by the catalysis field. It also aims to further promote the development of catalytic science and technology in China.

The main topics of the conference include the following: catalytic mechanism and theoretical calculation; new catalytic materials; catalytic advanced characterization; heterogeneous catalytic reactions; photo/electrocatalysis; small-molecule catalytic conversion; green catalysis; environmental catalysis; and industrial catalysis.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference and our booth, please visit https://www.chemsoc.org.cn/meeting/19NYCCC/.

 

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.

9 February 2023
Meet Us at the Fourth International Conference on Energy Storage Materials, 13–16 April 2023, Shenzhen, China

Conference: The Fourth International Conference on Energy Storage Materials
Date: 13–16 April 2023

MDPI will be attending the Fourth International Conference on Energy Storage Materials as the exhibitor. With the theme of advanced energy storage materials and energy storage devices, this seminar invites well-known scholars and industry professionals from around the world to discuss the latest research progress and industrial development status and trends in advanced energy storage materials and devices from academic and industrial perspectives in order to promote the application process of energy storage materials and energy storage devices. The conference is held annually.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us at our booth: #9. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.icensm.ac.cn/eindex.html.

6 February 2023
Obituary—Prof. Dr. Farid Chemat

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Prof. Dr. Farid Chemat, Editor-in-Chief of Molecules, in January 2023.

Our collaboration with Prof. Dr. Chemat began in 2015 when he served as a Guest Editor for a successful Special Issue in Green Chemistry. His approachable and charismatic personality led us to invite him to join the editorial board in 2017. Shortly after, he was promoted to Section Editor-in-Chief for Green Chemistry in 2018. Subsequently, he actively strived for the development of the section and published several successful Special Issues. We were honored to welcome him as the Editor-in-Chief for Molecules in January 2021. During his tenure as Editor-in-Chief, he worked closely with the editorial members and staff to guide the journal through its development and growth. He was one of the undisputed pillars of the journal. We were privileged to have his enthusiasm guiding us through the journal’s milestones. His contributions to the scientific community are acknowledged and his legacy will be preserved within the journal.

Prof. Dr. Chemat was a full chemistry professor and laboratory director for green extraction techniques of natural products (GREEN) at the Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, France. After earning his Ph.D. in 1994 from the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, he worked in postdoctoral research with Prolabo-Merck (1995–1997) and as a senior researcher at the University of Wageningen, The Netherlands (1997–1999). He then moved to the University of La Réunion, France as an Assistant Professor. Since 2006, he held a Professor of Chemistry at Université d’Avignon, France.

His research focused on innovative and sustainable extraction techniques (i.e., microwave, ultrasound, and bio-based solvents) for different fields such as food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic applications. His research activities were decorated with more than 200 scientific peer-review papers, books, and patents.

His death is a significant loss to the academic and scientific community and anyone close to him. We offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.

Molecules Editorial Office

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.

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

21 December 2022
Interview with Prof. Dr. Xiaoguang Lei—Winner of the Molecules 2022 Tu Youyou Award

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  Name: Prof. Dr. Xiaoguang Lei
  Email: [email protected]
  Affiliation: Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Peking University, China

 

 

 

 

Warm congratulations to Prof. Dr. Xiaoguang Lei for winning the Molecules 2022 Tu Youyou Award.

Prof. Dr. Xiaoguang Lei is currently the Boya Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Peking University. His laboratory at Peking University conducts research on the interface between chemistry and biology. He focuses on the function-oriented synthesis of structurally complex and bioactive natural products and systematically uses bioactive small molecules (either natural products or unnatural compounds) to study their biological functions, elucidate molecular mechanisms of the essential biological pathways, and develop novel therapeutic agents for currently intractable human diseases, such as cancers and infectious diseases. In addition, he has been exploring the biosynthesis of plant-derived bioactive natural products and developing efficient chemoenzymatic approaches to access these complex molecules. During his career to date, Prof. Dr. Lei has distinguished himself with numerous high-quality contributions in diverse areas of natural product synthesis, chemical biology, and drug discovery. His investigations into the molecular details and mechanisms at the interface between chemistry and biology have led to novel discoveries with potentially significant consequences for molecular medicine.

We conducted an interview with Prof. Dr. Xiaoguang Lei regarding his research and achievements. We hope you enjoy the interview.

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.

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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.

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12 December 2022
Recruiting Topical Advisory Panel Members for Molecules


We are currently recruiting our Topical Advisory Panel Members for Molecules (ISSN: 1420-3049). The Topical Advisory Panel is composed of established researchers and early career researchers eager to gain experience in editorial work.

The main responsibility of new members of the Topical Advisory Panel is to regularly provide support to Editors, Topic Editors and Section Board Members. Full details of the responsibilities of Topical Advisory Panel Members are available at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/editors#Supporting_Editor_Responsibilities.

The benefits of Topical Advisory Panel Members include the following:

  • The opportunity to publish one paper per year with a discount in Molecules as well as potential discounts for additional papers you invite;
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  • Travel grants for conferences that you attend or organize.

To qualify as a Topical Advisory Panel Member, applicants must:

  • Have expertise and experience in a field related to Molecules;
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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.

27 October 2022
Meet Us at the 17th National Synthetic Organic Chemistry Symposium, 10–13 November 2022, Jinan, China


MDPI will be attending the 17th National Synthetic Organic Chemistry Symposium, held in Jinan, China. This conference is co-organized by the Organic Chemistry Discipline Committee of the Chinese Chemical Society and Shandong University. It has been postponed twice due to the pandemic and is now scheduled to be held from 10 to 13 November 2022.

The theme of this conference is “Organic Synthesis and Drug Creation”. The conference program includes a diverse range of speakers and discussion leaders from institutions and organizations worldwide, concentrating on the latest developments in the field. It provides an excellent opportunity for participants from industry and academia to keep up to date with the latest trends in organic synthesis.

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26 October 2022
Meet Us at the Journées de Chimie Organique (JCO 2022), 2–4 November 2022, Palaiseau, France


Conference: Journées de Chimie Organique (JCO 2022)
Date: 2–4 November 2022
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Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) and Molecules (ISSN: 1420-3049) will be attending the Journées de Chimie Organique (JCO 2022) as exhibitors from 2 to 4 November in Palaiseau, France.

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This year, the meeting will include 13 plenary lectures and 5 invited lectures given by French and foreign researchers from both academic and industrial backgrounds, and will also highlight awardees of the DCO prizes.

Numerous oral communications are open to young researchers in various areas, such as the following:

  • Catalysis;
  • New methods in organic synthesis;
  • Total synthesis of natural products;
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  • Bioorganic chemistry;
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18 October 2022
Molecules | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2021 in the Section “Inorganic Chemistry”


1. “Meso/Microporous Carbons from Conjugated Hyper-Crosslinked Polymers Based on Tetraphenylethene for High-Performance CO2 Capture and Supercapacitor”
by Mohamed, M. G.; Ahmed, M. M. M.; Du, W.-T. and Kuo, S.-W.
Molecules 2021, 26(3), 738. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26030738
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/3/738

2. “Factors Affecting Synthetic Dye Adsorption; Desorption Studies: A Review of Results from the Last Five Years (2017–2021)”
by Rápó, E. and Tonk, S.
Molecules 2021, 26(17), 5419. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26175419
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/17/5419

3. “Green Synthesis and Applications of ZnO and TiO2 Nanostructures”
by Gonçalves, R. A.; Toledo, R. P.; Joshi, N. and Berengue, O. M.
Molecules 2021, 26(8), 2236. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26082236
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/8/2236

4. “Catechol-Containing Schiff Bases on Thiacalixarene: Synthesis, Copper (II) Recognition, and Formation of Organic-Inorganic Copper-Based Materials”
by Padnya, P.; Shibaeva, K.; Arsenyev, M.; Baryshnikova, S.; Terenteva, O.; Shiabiev, I.; Khannanov, A.; Boldyrev, A.; Gerasimov, A.; Grishaev, D.; Shtyrlin, Y. and Stoikov, I.
Molecules 2021, 26(8), 2334. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26082334
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/8/2334

5. “Mono- and Mixed Metal Complexes of Eu3+, Gd3+, and Tb3+ with a Diketone, Bearing Pyrazole Moiety and CHF2-Group: Structure, Color Tuning, and Kinetics of Energy Transfer between Lanthanide Ions”
by Gontcharenko, V. E.; Kiskin, M. A.; Dolzhenko, V. D.; Korshunov, V. M.; Taydakov, I. V. and Belousov, Y. A.
Molecules 2021, 26(9), 2655. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092655
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/9/2655

6. “Spin Hamiltonians in Magnets: Theories and Computations”
by Li, X.; Yu, H.; Lou, F.; Feng, J.; Whangbo, M.-H. and Xiang, H.
Molecules 2021, 26(4), 803. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26040803
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/4/803

7. “Towards Reversible High-Voltage Multi-Electron Reactions in Alkali-Ion Batteries Using Vanadium Phosphate Positive Electrode Materials”
by Boivin, E.; Chotard, J.-N.; Masquelier, C. and Croguennec, L.
Molecules 2021, 26(5), 1428. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26051428
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/5/1428

8. “Graphene Oxide-Based Stimuli-Responsive Platforms for Biomedical Applications”
by Patil, T. V.; Patel, D. K.; Dutta, S. D.; Ganguly, K. and Lim, K.-T.
Molecules 2021, 26(9), 2797. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092797
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/9/2797

9. “Spin Exchanges between Transition Metal Ions Governed by the Ligand p-Orbitals in Their Magnetic Orbitals”
by Whangbo, M.-H.; Koo, H.-J. and Kremer, R. K.
Molecules 2021, 26(3), 531. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26030531
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/3/531

10. “Cinnamal Sensing and Luminescence Color Tuning in a Series of Rare-Earth Metal−Organic Frameworks with Trans-1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylate”
by Demakov, P. A.; Vasileva, A. A.; Volynkin, S. S.; Ryadun, A. A.; Samsonenko, D. G.; Fedin, V. P. and Dybtsev, D. N.
Molecules 2021, 26(17), 5145. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26175145
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/17/5145

18 October 2022
Molecules | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2021 in the Section “Organic Chemistry”


1. “An Overview of the Synthesis and Antimicrobial, Antiprotozoal, and Antitumor Activity of Thiazole and Bisthiazole Derivatives”
by Anca-Maria Borcea, Ioana Ionuț, Ovidiu Crișan and Ovidiu Oniga
Molecules 2021, 26(3), 624; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26030624
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/3/624

2. “Functional Pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines: Current Approaches in Synthetic Transformations and Uses As an Antitumor Scaffold”
by Andres Arias-Gómez, Andrés Godoy and Jaime Portilla
Molecules 2021, 26(9), 2708; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092708
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/9/2708

3. “Synthesis of α-Aminophosphonates and Related Derivatives; The Last Decade of the Kabachnik–Fields Reaction”
by Petra R. Varga and György Keglevich
Molecules 2021, 26(9), 2511; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092511
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/9/2511

4. “Modern Synthetic Methods for the Stereoselective Construction of 1,3-Dienes”
by Raquel G. Soengas and Humberto Rodríguez-Solla
Molecules 2021, 26(2), 249; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26020249
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/2/249

5. “Laccases: Versatile Biocatalysts for the Synthesis of Heterocyclic Cores”
by Ana Catarina Sousa, Lígia O. Martins and M. Paula Robalo
Molecules 2021, 26(12), 3719; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26123719
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/12/3719

6. “Pyridine Scaffolds, Phenols and Derivatives of Azo Moiety: Current Therapeutic Perspectives”
by Tehreem Tahir, Muhammad Ashfaq, Muhammad Saleem, Muhammad Rafiq, Mirza Imran Shahzad, Katarzyna Kotwica-Mojzych and Mariusz Mojzych
Molecules 2021, 26(16), 4872; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26164872
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/16/4872

7. “Recommended Tests for the Self-Disproportionation of Enantiomers (SDE) to Ensure Accurate Reporting of the Stereochemical Outcome of Enantioselective Reactions”
by Jianlin Han, Alicja Wzorek, Karel D. Klika and Vadim A. Soloshonok
Molecules 2021, 26(9), 2757; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092757
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/9/2757

8. “Modern Approaches to the Synthesis and Transformations of Practically Valuable Benzothiazole Derivatives”
by Larisa V. Zhilitskaya, Bagrat A. Shainyan and Nina O. Yarosh
Molecules 2021, 26(8), 2190; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26082190
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/8/2190

9. “Aggregation-Induced Generation of Reactive Oxygen Species: Mechanism and Photosensitizer Construction”
by Juechen Ni, Yijia Wang, Haoke Zhang, Jing Zhi Sun and Ben Zhong Tang
Molecules 2021, 26(2), 268; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26020268
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/2/268

10. “New 1,2,3-Triazole-Containing Hybrids as Antitumor Candidates: Design, Click Reaction Synthesis, DFT Calculations, and Molecular Docking Study”
by Islam H. El Azab, Hamdy S. El-Sheshtawy, Rania B. Bakr and Nadia A. A. Elkanzi
Molecules 2021, 26(3), 708; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26030708
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/3/708

18 October 2022
Molecules | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2021 in the Section “Natural Products Chemistry”


1. “Propolis, Bee Honey, and Their Components Protect against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Review of In Silico, In Vitro, and Clinical Studies”
by Amira Mohammed Ali and Hiroshi Kunugi
Molecules 2021, 26(5), 1232; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26051232
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/5/1232

2. “Okra (Abelmoschus Esculentus) as a Potential Dietary Medicine with Nutraceutical Importance for Sustainable Health Applications”
by Abd Elmoneim O. Elkhalifa, Eyad Alshammari, Mohd Adnan, Jerold C. Alcantara, Amir Mahgoub Awadelkareem, Nagat Elzein Eltoum, Khalid Mehmood, Bibhu Prasad Panda and Syed Amir Ashraf
Molecules 2021, 26(3), 696; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26030696
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/3/696

3. “Plant-Derived Anticancer Compounds as New Perspectives in Drug Discovery and Alternative Therapy”
by Cristina Adriana Dehelean, Iasmina Marcovici, Codruta Soica, Marius Mioc, Dorina Coricovac, Stela Iurciuc, Octavian Marius Cretu and Iulia Pinzaru
Molecules 2021, 26(4), 1109; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26041109
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/4/1109

4. “Trending Topics on Coumarin and Its Derivatives in 2020”
by Aitor Carneiro, Maria João Matos, Eugenio Uriarte and Lourdes Santana
Molecules 2021, 26(2), 501; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26020501
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/2/501

5. “Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Potential of Polyphenols Contained in Mediterranean Diet in Obesity: Molecular Mechanisms”
by Abdelhafid Nani, Babar Murtaza, Amira Sayed Khan, Naim Akhtar Khan and Aziz Hichami
Molecules 2021, 26(4), 985; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26040985
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/4/985

6. “Cannabinoids, Phenolics, Terpenes and Alkaloids of Cannabis
by Mohamed M. Radwan, Suman Chandra, Shahbaz Gul and Mahmoud A. ElSohly
Molecules 2021, 26(9), 2774; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092774
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/9/2774

7. “Lignans of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.): A Comprehensive Review”
by Mebeaselassie Andargie, Maria Vinas, Anna Rathgeb, Evelyn Möller and Petr Karlovsky
Molecules 2021, 26(4), 883; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26040883
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/4/883

8. “New Antibiotics for Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Strains: Latest Research Developments and Future Perspectives”
by Marco Terreni, Marina Taccani and Massimo Pregnolato
Molecules 2021, 26(9), 2671; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092671
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/9/2671

9. “Formulation of Quaternized Aminated Chitosan Nanoparticles for Efficient Encapsulation and Slow Release of Curcumin”
by Ahmed M. Omer, Zyta M. Ziora, Tamer M. Tamer, Randa E. Khalifa, Mohamed A. Hassan, Mohamed S. Mohy-Eldin and Mark A. T. Blaskovich
Molecules 2021, 26(2), 449; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26020449
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/2/449

10. “EGCG, a Green Tea Catechin, as a Potential Therapeutic Agent for Symptomatic and Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection”
by Mukesh Chourasia, Purushotham Reddy Koppula, Aruna Battu, Madhu M. Ouseph and Anil K. Singh
Molecules 2021, 26(5), 1200; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26051200
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/5/1200

18 October 2022
Molecules | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2021 in the Section “Medicinal Chemistry”


1. "Antibody–Drug Conjugates—A Tutorial Review
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by Stephanie Baah, Mark Laws and Khondaker Miraz Rahman
Molecules 2021, 26(10), 2943; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26102943
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/10/2943

2. “Antiviral Properties of the NSAID Drug Naproxen Targeting the Nucleoprotein of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus”
by Olivier Terrier, Sébastien Dilly, Andrés Pizzorno, Dominika Chalupska, Jana Humpolickova, Evžen Bouřa, Francis Berenbaum, Stéphane Quideau, Bruno Lina, Bruno Fève, Frédéric Adnet, Michèle Sabbah, Manuel Rosa-Calatrava, Vincent Maréchal, Julien Henri and Anny Slama-Schwok
Molecules 2021, 26(9), 2593; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092593
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/9/2593

3. “From Natural Products to New Synthetic Small Molecules: A Journey through the World of Xanthones”
by Madalena M. M. Pinto, Andreia Palmeira, Carla Fernandes, Diana I. S. P. Resende, Emília Sousa, Honorina Cidade, Maria Elizabeth Tiritan, Marta Correia-da-Silva and Sara Cravo
Molecules 2021, 26(2), 431; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26020431
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/2/431

4. “A Global Review on Short Peptides: Frontiers and Perspectives”
by Vasso Apostolopoulos, Joanna Bojarska, Tsun-Thai Chai, Sherif Elnagdy, Krzysztof Kaczmarek, John Matsoukas, Roger New, Keykavous Parang, Octavio Paredes Lopez, Hamideh Parhiz, Conrad O. Perera, Monica Pickholz, Milan Remko, Michele Saviano, Mariusz Skwarczynski, Yefeng Tang, Wojciech M. Wolf, Taku Yoshiya, Janusz Zabrocki, Piotr Zielenkiewicz, Maha AlKhazindar, Vanessa Barriga, Konstantinos Kelaidonis, Elham Mousavinezhad Sarasia and Istvan Toth
Molecules 2021, 26(2), 430; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26020430
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/2/430

5. “Current Updates on Naturally Occurring Compounds Recognizing SARS-CoV-2 Druggable Targets”
by Isabella Romeo, Francesco Mesiti, Antonio Lupia and Stefano Alcaro
Molecules 2021, 26(3), 632; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26030632
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/3/632

6. “Improved Dermal and Transdermal Delivery of Curcumin with SmartFilms and Nanocrystals”
by Ralph W. Eckert, Sabrina Wiemann and Cornelia M. Keck
Molecules 2021, 26(6), 1633; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26061633
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/6/1633

7. “NLRP3 Inflammasome Inhibitors in Cardiovascular Diseases”
by Eleonora Mezzaroma, Antonio Abbate and Stefano Toldo
Molecules 2021, 26(4), 976; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26040976
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/4/976

8. “In Search for Multi-Target Ligands as Potential Agents for Diabetes Mellitus and Its Complications—A Structure-Activity Relationship Study on Inhibitors of Aldose Reductase and Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase 1B”
by Rosaria Ottanà, Paolo Paoli, Mario Cappiello, Trung Ngoc Nguyen, Ilenia Adornato, Antonella Del Corso, Massimo Genovese, Ilaria Nesi , Roberta Moschini, Alexandra Naß, Gerhard Wolber and Rosanna Maccari
Molecules 2021, 26(2), 330; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26020330
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/2/330

9. “Recent Advances in the Synthesis of β-Carboline Alkaloids”
by Tímea Szabó, Balázs Volk and Mátyás Milen
Molecules 2021, 26(3), 663; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26030663
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/3/663

10. “Drug Discovery of Nucleos(t)ide Antiviral Agents: Dedicated to Prof. Dr. Erik De Clercq on Occasion of His 80th Birthday”
by Guangdi Li, Tingting Yue, Pan Zhang, Weijie Gu, Ling-Jie Gao and Li Tan
Molecules 2021, 26(4), 923; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26040923
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/4/923

5 October 2022
Inventors of “Click Chemistry” Awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022 has been jointly awarded to Carolyn R. Bertozzi (Stanford University, USA), Morten Meldal (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) and K. Barry Sharpless (Scripps Research, La Jolla, USA).

The trio laid the foundations for creating useful molecules by combining simple building blocks through a straightforward and efficient chemical reaction, an approach which they termed click chemistry. The idea is that the resulting molecules do not need to be exact replica of natural molecules in order to be functional. Especially in the development and production of pharmaceuticals at scale, click chemistry has brought about many advances.


 Bertozzi, Meldal, Sharpless (from left to right) © Nobel Media

“This year’s Prize in Chemistry deals with not overcomplicating matters, instead working with what is easy and simple. Functional molecules can be built even by taking a straightforward route,” the Chair of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry, Johan Åqvist, said.

The copper-catalyzed reaction Professor Meldal and Professor Sharpless discovered independently makes basic molecules “snap together quickly and efficiently” and is “utilised in the development of pharmaceuticals, for mapping DNA and creating materials that are more fit for purpose”, according to a statement by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Carolyn Bertozzi is the eighth woman to win the prize in chemistry and a champion of open access publishing. In her seminal research, she succeeded in developing chemical tools based on click chemistry that help to study human and animal physiology in new ways. In particular, she came up with so-called bioorthogonal reactions which are so selective they do not interfere with surrounding processes in living organisms. Targeting tumors by breaking down their camouflage is one highly important application.

Barry Sharpless is only the second person to be awarded the chemistry prize for a second time, having already been honored in 2001 for previous breakthrough discoveries.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and a special nod to Professor Sharpless who is a one-time author in Molecules!

Díaz, D.D.; Converso, A.; Sharpless, K.B.; Finn, M.G. 2,6-Dichloro-9-thiabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane: Multigram Display of Azide and Cyanide Components on a Versatile Scaffold. Molecules 2006, 11, 212-218. https://doi.org/10.3390/11040212.

29 September 2022
Molecules | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2021 in the Section “Materials Chemistry”


1. "Facile Tailoring of Structures for Controlled Release of Paracetamol from Sustainable Lignin Derived Platforms"

by Culebras, M.; Pishnamazi, M.; Walker, G. M. and Collins, M. N.
Molecules 2021, 26(6), 1593; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26061593
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/6/1593

2. "TiO2 as a Photocatalyst for Water Splitting—An Experimental and Theoretical Review"
by Eidsvåg, H.; Bentouba, S.; Vajeeston, P.; Yohi, S. and Velauthapillai, D.
Molecules 2021, 26(6), 1687; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26061687
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/6/1687

3. "Nanoencapsulation of Promising Bioactive Compounds to Improve Their Absorption, Stability, Functionality and the Appearance of the Final Food Products"
by Pateiro, M.; Gómez, B.; Munekata, P. E. S.; Barba, F. J.; Putnik, P.; Kovačević, D. B. and Lorenzo, J. M.
Molecules 2021, 26(6), 1547; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26061547
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/6/1547

4. "A Review on Lithium-Ion Battery Separators towards Enhanced Safety Performances and Modelling Approaches"
by Li, A.; Yuen, A. C. Y.; Wang, W.; De Cachinho Cordeiro, I. M.; Wang, C.; Chen, T. B. Y.; Zhang, J.; Chan, Q. N. and Yeoh, G. H.
Molecules 2021, 26(2), 478; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26020478
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/2/478

5. "Applications of Hyaluronic Acid in Ophthalmology and Contact Lenses"
by Chang, W-H.; Liu, P-Y.; Lin, M-H.; Lu, C-J.; Chou, H-Y.; Nian, C-Y.; Jiang, Y-T. and Hsu, Y-H. H.
Molecules 2021, 26(9), 2485; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092485
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/9/2485

6. "Copper Complexes as Alternative Redox Mediators in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells"
by Colombo, A.; Dragonetti, C.; Roberto, D. and Fagnani, F.
Molecules 2021, 26(1), 194; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26010194
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/1/194

7. "Lignin and Lignin-Derived Compounds for Wood Applications—A Review"
by Karthäuser, J.; Biziks, V.; Mai, C. and Militz, H.
Molecules 2021, 26(9), 2533; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092533
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/9/2533

8. "Deconstruction of Lignin: From Enzymes to Microorganisms"
by Silva, J. P.; Ticona, A. R. P.; Hamann, P. R. V.; Quirino, B. F. and Noronha, E. F.
Molecules 2021, 26(8), 2299; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26082299
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/8/2299

9. "Metal-Organic Frameworks as Versatile Heterogeneous Solid Catalysts for Henry Reactions"
by Cirujano, F. G.; Luque, R. and Dhakshinamoorthy, A.
Molecules 2021, 26(5), 1445; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26051445
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/5/1445

10. "Recent Advances on Antimicrobial and Anti-Inflammatory Cotton Fabrics Containing Nanostructures"
by Granados, A.; Pleixats, R. and Vallribera, A.
Molecules 2021, 26(10), 3008; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26103008
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/10/3008

29 September 2022
Molecules | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2021 in the Section “Chemical Biology”


1. “Main Factors Involved in Thyroid Hormone Action”

by Lorena Tedeschi, Cristina Vassalle, Giorgio Iervasi and Laura Sabatino
Molecules 2021, 26(23), 7337; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26237337
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/23/7337

2. “Downstream Processing of Therapeutic Peptides by Means of Preparative Liquid Chromatography”
by Chiara De Luca, Giulio Lievore, Desiree Bozza, Alessandro Buratti, Alberto Cavazzini, Antonio Ricci, Marco Macis, Walter Cabri, Simona Felletti and Martina Catani
Molecules 2021, 26(15), 4688; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26154688
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/15/4688

3. “Structural Diversity of Ubiquitin E3 Ligase”
by Sachiko Toma-Fukai and Toshiyuki Shimizu
Molecules 2021, 26(21), 6682; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26216682
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/21/6682

4. “Chemical Approaches for Studying the Biology and Pharmacology of Membrane Transporters: The Histidine/Large Amino Acid Transporter SLC7A5 as a Benchmark”
by Mariafrancesca Scalise, Raffaella Scanga, Lara Console, Michele Galluccio, Lorena Pochini and Cesare Indiveri
Molecules 2021, 26(21), 6562; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26216562
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/21/6562

5. “N-Terminomics Strategies for Protease Substrates Profiling”
by Mubashir Mintoo, Amritangshu Chakravarty and Ronak Tilvawala
Molecules 2021, 26(15), 4699; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26154699
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/15/4699

6. “Molecular Details on Multiple Cofactor Containing Redox Metalloproteins Revealed by Infrared and Resonance Raman Spectroscopies”
by Célia M. Silveira, Lidia Zuccarello, Catarina Barbosa, Giorgio Caserta, Ingo Zebger, Peter Hildebrandt and Smilja Todorovic
Molecules 2021, 26(16), 4852; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26164852
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/16/4852

7. “The Simple Biology of Flipons and Condensates Enhances the Evolution of Complexity”
by Alan Herbert
Molecules 2021, 26(16), 4881; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26164881
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/16/4881

8. “Exploiting Protein N-Terminus for Site-Specific Bioconjugation”
by Lucia De Rosa, Rossella Di Stasi, Alessandra Romanelli and Luca Domenico D’Andrea
Molecules 2021, 26(12), 3521; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26123521
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/12/3521

9. “Intrinsically Disordered Proteins as Regulators of Transient Biological Processes and as Untapped Drug Targets”
by Yusuke Hosoya and Junko Ohkanda
Molecules 2021, 26(8), 2118; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26082118
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/8/2118

10. “Molecular Design of d-Luciferin-Based Bioluminescence and 1,2-Dioxetane-Based Chemiluminescence Substrates for Altered Output Wavelength and Detecting Various Molecules”
by Hideo Takakura
Molecules 2021, 26(6), 1618; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26061618
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/6/1618

29 September 2022
Molecules | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2021 in the Section “Food Chemistry”


1. “Plant Flavonoids: Chemical Characteristics and Biological Activity”
by Maria Celeste Dias, Diana C. G. A. Pinto and Artur M. S. Silva
Molecules 2021, 26(17), 5377; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26175377
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/17/5377

2. “Selenium Biofortification: Roles, Mechanisms, Responses and Prospects”
by Akbar Hossain, Milan Skalicky, Marian Brestic, Sagar Maitra, Sukamal Sarkar, Zahoor Ahmad, Hindu Vemuri, Sourav Garai, Mousumi Mondal, Rajan Bhatt, Pardeep Kumar, Pradipta Banerjee, Saikat Saha, Tofazzal Islam and Alison M. Laing
Molecules 2021, 26(4), 881; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26040881
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/4/881

3. “Edible Mushrooms as Functional Ingredients for Development of Healthier and More Sustainable Muscle Foods: A Flexitarian Approach”
by Arun K. Das, Pramod K. Nanda, Premanshu Dandapat, Samiran Bandyopadhyay, Patricia Gullón, Gopalan Krishnan Sivaraman, David Julian McClements, Beatriz Gullón and José M. Lorenzo
Molecules 2021, 26(9), 2463; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092463
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/9/2463

4. “Immunomodulatory Effects of Green Tea Polyphenols †”
by Shuzhen Wang, Zhiliang Li, Yuting Ma, Yan Liu, Chi-Chen Lin, Shiming Li, Jianfeng Zhan and Chi-Tang Ho
Molecules 2021, 26(12), 3755; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26123755
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/12/3755

5. “Mushroom-Derived Bioactive Molecules as Immunotherapeutic Agents: A Review”
by Dinesh K. Patel, Sayan Deb Dutta, Keya Ganguly, Seong-Jun Cho and Ki-Taek Lim
Molecules 2021, 26(5), 1359; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26051359
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/5/1359

6. “Latest Insights on Novel Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) for Sustainable Extraction of Phenolic Compounds from Natural Sources”
by Julio Serna-Vázquez, Mohd Zamidi Ahmad, Grzegorz Boczkaj and Roberto Castro-Muñoz
Molecules 2021, 26(16), 5037; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26165037
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/16/5037

7. “Effect of Freeze-Thaw Cycles on the Oxidation of Protein and Fat and Its Relationship with the Formation of Heterocyclic Aromatic Amines and Advanced Glycation End Products in Raw Meat”
by Xingge Wu, Zhigang Zhang, Zhiyong He, Zhaojun Wang, Fang Qin, Maomao Zeng and Jie Chen
Molecules 2021, 26(5), 1264; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26051264
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/5/1264

8. “Effects of Long-Term Storage on Radical Scavenging Properties and Phenolic Content of Kombucha from Black Tea”
by Chiara La Torre, Alessia Fazio, Paolino Caputo, Pierluigi Plastina, Maria Cristina Caroleo, Roberto Cannataro and Erika Cione
Molecules 2021, 26(18), 5474; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26185474
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/18/5474

9. “Nutritional Value and Biological Activity of Gluten-Free Bread Enriched with Cricket Powder”
by Przemysław Łukasz Kowalczewski, Małgorzata Gumienna, Iga Rybicka, Barbara Górna, Paulina Sarbak, Krzysztof Dziedzic and Dominik Kmiecik
Molecules 2021, 26(4), 1184; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26041184
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/4/1184

10. “Honey Phenolic Compound Profiling and Authenticity Assessment Using HRMS Targeted and Untargeted Metabolomics”
by Georgios A. Koulis, Aristeidis S. Tsagkaris, Reza Aalizadeh, Marilena E. Dasenaki, Eleni I. Panagopoulou, Spyros Drivelos, Michał Halagarda, Constantinos A. Georgiou, Charalampos Proestos and Nikolaos S. Thomaidis
Molecules 2021, 26(9), 2769; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092769
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/9/2769

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!

26 September 2022
Recruiting Section Editors-in-Chief for Molecules


Molecules
(ISSN: 1420-3049) is the leading international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of chemistry. Molecules is published semimonthly online by MDPI.

To develop different research areas and continue to attract high-quality papers, Molecules is recruiting Section Editors-in-Chief for the following Sections (more details can be found at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/molecules/sections):

If you are an active researcher in one of the aforementioned fields and are passionate about publishing cutting-edge research, please send an email to us ([email protected]) with your application with a full academic CV. You can find more information on our homepage: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/molecules.

The Section Editor-in-Chief has the following responsibilities:

  • Setting the scope and direction of the Section;
  • Advising on the strategic development of the Section;
  • Ensuring the quality of the published content;
  • Coordinating the Section Editorial Board and stimulating their contributions to the journal.

As a Section Editor-in-Chief, you have the opportunity to publish one paper per year free of charge in any of our journals. The term for this position is two years and can be renewed.

We believe that by combining our rigorous editorial policies with your expertise, we can continue building a high-quality journal. We thank you in advance for your interest and look forward to collaborating with you in the future.

Molecules Editorial Office

20 September 2022
Meet Us at the 12th National Organic Chemistry Conference of the Chinese Chemical Society, 25–29 September 2022, Hefei, China


Symmetry
(ISSN: 2073-8994) will be attending the 12th National Organic Chemistry Conference of the Chinese Chemical Society, held in Hefei, China, from 25 to 29 September 2022. This conference aims to achieve an in-depth exchange of the latest research results in organic chemistry and related disciplines and to discuss the frontier trends and future development trends of organic chemistry. During this conference, MDPI (at booth #26) will welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest inspirations with us.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Symmetry (leading journal);
  • IJMS;
  • Molecules;
  • Catalysts;
  • Sustainability;
  • Pharmaceuticals;
  • Molbank;
  • Organics;
  • Chemistry.

If you plan on attending this conference, feel free to stop by our booth: #26. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have.

For more information about the conference, please see the following link: http://12noc.ustc.edu.cn/.

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)

 

27 June 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Young Investigator Awards in “Chemistry & Materials Sciences”—Winners Announced

MDPI’s Young Investigator Awards recognize promising junior researchers, acknowledge their contributions, and enhance communication among scientists. We are proud to present the winners for the year 2021 in the “Chemistry & Materials Sciences” 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.

Coatings:

  • Marta Mohedano, Complutense University of Madrid-UCM, Spain

Materials:

  • Edoardo Baldini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Magnetochemistry:

  • Mauro Perfetti, University of Florence, Italy

Membranes:

  • Xu Hou, Xiamen University, China

Molecules:

  • Biplab Maji, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India

Nanomaterials:

  • Andres Castellanos-Gomez, Instituto de Ciencia de los Materiales de Madrid, Spain
  • Takuya Isono, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Panbo Liu, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

27 June 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Outstanding Reviewer Awards in “Chemistry & Materials Sciences”—Winners Announced

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

We are proud to recognize the winners for the year 2021 in the “Chemistry & Materials Sciences” category for their outstanding contributions among extensive competition by presenting them with the Outstanding Reviewer Award.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners on their achievement.

MDPI will continue to provide support and recognition to the academic community.

Catalysts:

  • Rahat Javaid, Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, Japan
  • Georgios Bampos, University of Patras, Greece
  • Esmail Doustkhah, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
  • Pawan Kumar, University of Alberta, Canada

Magnetochemistry:

  • Lorenzo Sorace, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy

Materials:

  • Khaled Giasin, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Oldrich Sucharda, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Danil Pimenov, South Ural State University, Russia
  • Marián Palcut, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia

Metals:

  • Khaled Giasin, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Catalin Pruncu, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Jacek Tomków, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
  • Alexander Yu Churyumov, National University of Science and Technology (MISiS), Russia
  • Hesam Pouraliakbar, Chungnam National University, South Korea

Nanomaterials:

  • George Kenanakis, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece
  • Goshtasp Cheraghian, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
  • Oana Cadar, Research Institute for Analytical Instrumentation, Romania

Polymers:

  • Sawsan A. Zaitone, Suez Canal University, Saudi Arabia
  • Lucia Baldino, University of Salerno Via Giovanni Paolo II, Fisciano (SA) Italy
  • Gyorgy Szekely, University of Manchester, UK
  • Bin Jiang, Northeast Agricultural University, China
  • Haibao Lu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

 

27 June 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Best Paper Awards in “Chemistry & Materials Sciences”—Winners Announced

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

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

We are honored to present the winners in the “Chemistry & Materials Sciences” category, who were selected amongst the extensive competition, and congratulate the authors for their outstanding scientific publications.

MDPI will continue to provide support and recognition to the academic community.

C — Journal of Carbon Research

Catalysts:

Ceramics:

Coatings:

Crystals:

Magnetochemistry:

Membranes:

Nanomaterials:

Polymers:

27 June 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Travel Awards in “Chemistry & Materials Sciences—Winners Announced

We are proud to recognize the winners of MDPI’s 2021 Travel Awards in the “Chemistry & Materials Sciences” category for their outstanding presentations.

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 Travel Awards for the year 2021 and wish them the greatest success with their future research endeavors.

MDPI will continue to enhance communication among scientists.

Crystals:

  • Gaojun Mao, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
  • Lidia Bofill Herrera, University of Barcelona, Spain

Gels:

  • Demetra Giuri, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Martina Genta, Imperial College London, UK

Journal of Functional Biomaterials:

  • Anushree Seth, Washington University, USA

Magnetochemistry:

  • Fabio Ferreira, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Giulia Serrano, University of Florence, Italy

Materials

  • Giulia Fredi, University of Trento, Italy
  • Mattia Biesuz, Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic

Metals:

  • Adriana Eres-Castellanos, Spanish National Center for Metallurgical Research, Spain
  • Pavel Shurkin, National University of Science and Technology, Russia

Nanomaterials:

  • Aleksandrs Leitis, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, France
  • Ekaterina Kolesova, ITMO, Russia

Separations:

  • Christoph Gstoettner, Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands

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)

23 May 2022
Molecules | “A Themed Issue Dedicated to Professor John B. Goodenough on the Occasion of His 100th Birthday Anniversary”


We are pleased to share with you a successful recent Special Issue published in open access journal Molecules (ISSN: 1420-3049): “A Themed Issue Dedicated to Professor John B. Goodenough on the Occasion of His 100th Birthday Anniversary” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/molecules/special_issues/molecules_Professor_John_Goodenough).

This Special Issue is dedicated to Professor John B. Goodenough, who won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on developing lithium-ion batteries. A total of 16 papers were published in this Special Issue, which you can access and download for free. They are as follows:

1. John B. Goodenough’s Role in Solid State Chemistry Community: A Thrilling Scientific Tale Told by a French Chemist”
Michel Pouchard
Molecules 202025(24), 6040; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25246040
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/25/24/6040

2. “Spin Exchanges between Transition Metal Ions Governed by the Ligand p-Orbitals in Their Magnetic Orbitals”
Myung-Hwan Whangbo et al.
Molecules 2021, 26(3), 531; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26030531
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/3/531

3. “Spin Hamiltonians in Magnets: Theories and Computations”
Hongjun Xiang et al.
Molecules 202126(4), 803; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26040803
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/4/803

4. Towards Reversible High-Voltage Multi-Electron Reactions in Alkali-Ion Batteries Using Vanadium Phosphate Positive Electrode Materials”
Laurence Croguennec et al.
Molecules 202126(5), 1428; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26051428
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/5/1428

5. “The Fascinating World of Low-Dimensional Quantum Spin Systems: Ab Initio Modeling”
Tanusri Saha-Dasgupta
Molecules 2021, 26(6), 1522; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26061522
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/6/1522

6. “Insights into Layered Oxide Cathodes for Rechargeable Batteries”
Gerbrand Ceder et al.
Molecules 202126(11), 3173; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26113173
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/11/3173

7. “Electronic and Magnetic Structures of New Interstitial Boron Sub-Oxides B12O2:X (X = B, C, N, O)”
Samir F. Matar et al.
Molecules 2021, 26(1), 123; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26010123
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/1/123

8. “A Bifunctional Hybrid Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction and Oxygen Evolution Reactions: Nano-Co3O4-Deposited La0.5Sr0.5MnO3 via Infiltration”
Arumugam Manthiram et al.
Molecules 2021, 26(2), 277; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26020277
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/2/277

9. “Syntheses and Characterization of Novel Perovskite-Type LaScO3-Based Lithium Ionic Conductors”
Ryoji Kanno et al.
Molecules 202126(2), 299; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26020299
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/2/299

10. WO3 Nanowire/Carbon Nanotube Interlayer as a Chemical Adsorption Mediator for High-Performance Lithium-Sulfur Batteries”
Yang-Kook Sun et al.
Molecules 202126(2), 377; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26020377
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/2/377

11. “Unusual Spin Exchanges Mediated by the Molecular Anion P2S64−: Theoretical Analyses of the Magnetic Ground States, Magnetic Anisotropy and Spin Exchanges of MPS3 (M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni)”
Myung-Hwan Whangbo et al.
Molecules 2021, 26(5), 1410; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26051410
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/5/1410

12. “Fast Li-Ion Conduction in Spinel-Structured Solids”
Jan L. Allen et al.
Molecules 202126(9), 2625; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26092625
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/9/2625

13. Electrochemical Assessment of Indigo Carmine Dye in Lithium Metal Polymer Technology”
Philippe Poizot et al.
Molecules 202126(11), 3079; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26113079
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/11/3079

14. “Defect Engineering and Anisotropic Modulation of Ionic Transport in Perovskite Solid Electrolyte LixLa(1−x)/3NbO3
Yuichi Ikuhara
Molecules 2021, 26(12), 3559; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26123559
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/12/3559

15. “High-Voltage Polyanion Positive Electrode Materials”
Atsuo Yamada
Molecules 202126(17), 5143; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26175143
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/17/5143

16. “In Honor of John Bannister Goodenough, an Outstanding Visionary”
Myung-Hwan Whangbo et al.
Molecules 2021, 26(21), 6624; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26216624
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/21/6624

24 March 2022
Prof. Dr. Yi Tang Appointed Associate Editor of Molecules


We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Yi Tang has been appointed Associate Editor of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Name: Prof. Dr. Yi Tang
Affiliation:
Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Laboratory of Advanced Materials and Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
Interests: zeolite catalysis and nanomaterials for energy conversion and fine chemicals production

Prof. Dr. Yi Tang received his B.S. in 1985 and Ph.D. in 1990 at the Fudan University under the supervision of Prof. Zi Gao. He then became a Lecturer (1990), Associate Professor (1993), and eventually Full Professor (1997) at the Department of Chemistry at Fudan University and chaired the Department of Chemistry at Fudan University from 2006 to 2015. He has carried out research in the fields of zeolite, mesoporous material, superacid, layered phosphate, metal non-oxide, and so on for applications in catalysis, electrocatalysis, biomaterials, and others. His main research interests in recent years have been the synthesis and application of zeolitic materials and nanomaterials on catalytic and electrocatalytic conversion of petroleum, biomass, plastics, and hydrogen generation from water splitting, etc.

We warmly welcome Prof. Dr. Yi Tang to the Editorial Board of Molecules. We wish him every success in his new position and look forward to his contributions to the journal.

16 March 2022
Molecules | Top Cited Papers (2020–2021)

1. “Potential Therapeutic Anti-Inflammatory and Immunomodulatory Effects of Dihydroflavones, Flavones, and Flavonols
Cristina Zaragozá et al.
Molecules 2020, 25(4), 1017; 10.3390/molecules25041017
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/25/4/1017 

2. “Recent Developments in Chitosan-Based Adsorbents for the Removal of Pollutants from Aqueous Environments
Daniele C. da Silva Alves et al.
Molecules 2021, 26(3), 594; 10.3390/molecules26030594
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/3/594

3. “Green Silver and Gold Nanoparticles: Biological Synthesis Approaches and Potentials for Biomedical Applications
Andrea Rónavári et al.
Molecules 2021, 26(4), 844; 10.3390/molecules26040844
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/4/844

4. “3-(6-Phenylimidazo [2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazol-2-yl)-1H-Indole Derivatives as New Anticancer Agents in the Treatment of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Stella Cascioferro et al.
Molecules 2020, 25(2), 329; 10.3390/molecules25020329
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/25/2/329

5. “Highly Bioavailable Forms of Curcumin and Promising Avenues for Curcumin-Based Research and Application: A Review
Sidney J. Stohs et al.
Molecules 2020, 25(6), 1397; 10.3390/molecules25061397
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/25/6/1397

6. “Paper-Based Oil Barrier Packaging using Lignin-Containing Cellulose Nanofibrils
Ali H. Tayeb et al.
Molecules 2020, 25(6), 1344; 10.3390/molecules25061344
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/25/6/1344

7. “New Phosphine Oxides as High Performance Near- UV Type I Photoinitiators of Radical Polymerization
Céline Dietlin et al.
Molecules 2020, 25(7), 1671; 10.3390/molecules25071671
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/25/7/1671

8.Catechol-Containing Schiff Bases on Thiacalixarene: Synthesis, Copper (II) Recognition, and Formation of Organic-Inorganic Copper-Based Materials
Pavel Padnya et al.
Molecules 2021, 26(8), 2334; 10.3390/molecules26082334
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/8/2334

9. “Actuating Shape Memory Polymer for Thermoresponsive Soft Robotic Gripper and Programmable Materials
Dennis Schönfeld et al.
Molecules 2021, 26(3), 522; 10.3390/molecules26030522
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/3/522

10. “Using a B-Phycoerythrin Extract as a Natural Colorant: Application in Milk-Based Products
Ana Belén García et al.
Molecules 2021, 26(2), 297; 10.3390/molecules26020297
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/26/2/297

15 February 2022
Molecules | Special Issue Mentor Program

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative—the 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 Molecules (ISSN: 1420-3049), 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 Molecules Editorial Office ([email protected]), and we will discuss the process (i.e., mentor collaboration, Special Issue topic feasibility analysis, etc.) in further detail.

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

Molecules Editorial Office

17 December 2021
Prof. Dr. Jianzhang Zhao Appointed Associate Section Editor-in-Chief of “Photochemistry” Section in Molecules

Name: Jianzhang Zhao

Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China

Research Keywords: charge separation; electron transfer; energy transfer; intersystem crossing; triplet state

 

 

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Jianzhang Zhao has been appointed Associate Section Editor-in-Chief of the “Photochemistry” Section of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Prof. Dr. Jianzhang Zhao received his Ph.D. in 2000 at the Jilin University. He then moved to the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) to carry out postdoctoral research under the supervision of Prof. Kimoon Kim. In 2001, he moved to the Max-Planck Research Unit of Enzymology of Protein Folding at Halle (Saale), Germany. He worked on the photochemistry of peptides (photo-switching of the conformation of peptides) with Prof. Gunter Fischer. In 2003, he moved to the Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, to carry out another postdoctoral research project, working on enantioselective fluorescent chemosensors with Prof. Tony D. James. In 2005, Jianzhang Zhao joined the Dalian University of Technology as a Full Professor. His main research interests are the photochemistry and photophysics of organic compounds, focused on intersystem crossing (ISC) and triplet excited state-related properties. The research in his group is based on synthetic chemistry, steady-state and time-resolved transient optical spectroscopy, and time-resolved electron paramagnetic spectroscopy (TREPR), as well as theoretical computations. Electron transfer, energy transfer, and electron spin dynamics (ESP) of organic compounds are the main subjects of interest for the group.

We warmly welcome Prof. Dr. Jianzhang Zhao in his role as Associate Section Editor-in-Chief, and we look forward to him leading Molecules to achieving more milestones.

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
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