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29 May 2024
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2022–2023 in the Section “Nutrition and Public Health”


1. “Plant-Based Dietary Patterns for Human and Planetary Health”

by Joshua Gibbs and Francesco P. Cappuccio
Nutrients 2022, 14(8), 1614; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14081614
Available online: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14081614

2. “Plant-Based Alternative Products: Are They Healthy Alternatives? Micro- and Macronutrients and Nutritional Scoring”
by Marcel Pointke and Elke Pawelzik
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 601; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030601
Available online: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030601

3. “Health Benefits of Apple Juice Consumption: A Review of Interventional Trials on Humans”
by Bastien Vallée Marcotte, Marie Verheyde, Sonia Pomerleau, Alain Doyen and Charles Couillard
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 821; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040821
Available online: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040821

4. “Consumption of Ultra-Processed Foods Is Inversely Associated with Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet: A Cross-Sectional Study”
by Monica Dinu, Marta Tristan Asensi, Giuditta Pagliai, Sofia Lotti, Daniela Martini, Barbara Colombini and Francesco Sofi
Nutrients 2022, 14(10), 2073; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14102073
Available online: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14102073

5. “Eating out of Home: Influence on Nutrition, Health, and Policies: A Scoping Review”
by Eva Gesteiro, Alberto García-Carro, Raquel Aparicio-Ugarriza and Marcela González-Gross
Nutrients 2022, 14(6), 1265; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14061265
Available online: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14061265

6. “A Comparison of Dietary Patterns and Factors Influencing Food Choice among Ethnic Groups Living in One Locality: A Systematic Review”
by Grace Bennett, Laura A. Bardon and Eileen R. Gibney
Nutrients 2022, 14(5), 941; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14050941
Available online: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14050941

7. “Low-Grade Inflammation and Ultra-Processed Foods Consumption: A Review”
by MartaTristan Asensi, Antonia Napoletano, Francesco Sofi and Monica Dinu
Nutrients 2023, 15(6), 1546; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15061546
Available online: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15061546

8. “The Role of Diet as a Modulator of the Inflammatory Process in the Neurological Diseases”
by Antonina Kurowska, Wojciech Ziemichód, Mariola Herbet and Iwona Piątkowska-Chmiel
Nutrients 2023, 15(6), 1436; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15061436
Available online: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15061436

9. “Mediterranean Diet and Sarcopenia Features in Apparently Healthy Adults over 65 Years: A Systematic Review”
by Sousana K. Papadopoulou, Paraskevi Detopoulou, Gavriela Voulgaridou, Despoina Tsoumana, Maria Spanoudaki, Faviola Sadikou, Vasiliki G. Papadopoulou, Christiana Zidrou, Ioanna P. Chatziprodromidou, Constantinos Giaginis et al.
Nutrients 2023, 15(5), 1104; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15051104
Available online: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15051104

10. “Antioxidant Compounds from Edible Mushrooms as Potential Candidates for Treating Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases”
Grazia Maria Liuzzi, Tania Petraglia, Tiziana Latronico, Aniello Crescenzi and Rocco Rossano
Nutrients 2023, 15(8), 1913; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15081913
Available online: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15081913

25 May 2024
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2022–2023 in the Section “Carbohydrates”


As all the articles published in our journal are open access, you have free and unlimited access to the full text. We invite you to read the following highly cited papers published in 2022 and 2023.

1. “Free Sugar Intake and Periodontal Diseases: A Systematic Review”
by Taro Kusama, Noriko Nakazawa, Kenji Takeuchi, Sakura Kiuchi and Ken Osaka
Nutrients 2022, 14(21), 4444; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14214444
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/21/4444

2. “Additional Resistant Starch from One Potato Side Dish per Day Alters the Gut Microbiota but Not Fecal Short-Chain Fatty Acid Concentrations”
by Peter DeMartino, Emily A. Johnston, Kristina S. Petersen, Penny M. Kris-Etherton and Darrell W. Cockburn
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 721; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030721
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/721

3. “Parkinson’s Disease and Sugar Intake—Reasons for and Consequences of a Still Unclear Craving”
by Julienne Haas, Daniela Berg, Anja Bosy-Westphal and Eva Schaeffer
Nutrients 2022, 14(15), 3240; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14153240
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/15/3240

4. “Gene Set Enrichment Analysis Reveals That Fucoidan Induces Type I IFN Pathways in BMDC”
by Suyoung Choi, Sol A Jeon, Bu Yeon Heo, Ju-Gyeong Kang, Yunju Jung, Pham Thi Thuy Duong, Ik-Chan Song, Jeong-Hwan Kim, Seon-Young Kim and Jaeyul Kwon
Nutrients 2022, 14(11), 2242; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14112242
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/11/2242

5. “Effect of Important Food Sources of Fructose-Containing Sugars on Inflammatory Biomarkers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled Feeding Trials”
by XinYe Qi, Laura Chiavaroli, Danielle Lee, Sabrina Ayoub-Charette, Tauseef A. Khan, Fei Au-Yeung, Amna Ahmed, Annette Cheung, Qi Liu, Sonia Blanco Mejia et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(19), 3986; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14193986
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/19/3986

6. “Formulation, Characterization and Optimization of β–Glucan and Pomegranate Juice Based Films for Its Potential in Diabetes”
by Ionut Avramia and Sonia Amariei
Nutrients 2022, 14(10), 2142; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14102142
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/10/2142

7. “Intestinal Morphometric Changes Induced by a Western-Style Diet in Wistar Rats and GSPE Counter-Regulatory Effect”
by Helena Segú, Florijan Jalševac, Montserrat Pinent, Anna Ardévol, Ximena Terra and Maria Teresa Blay
Nutrients 2022, 14(13), 2608; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14132608
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/13/2608

8. “Does Allulose Appeal to Consumers? Results from a Discrete Choice Experiment in Germany”
by Kristin Jürkenbeck, Theresa Haarhoff, Achim Spiller and Maureen Schulze
Nutrients 2022, 14(16), 3350; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14163350
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/16/3350

9. “Real-World Intake of Dietary Sugars Is Associated with Reduced Cortisol Reactivity Following an Acute Physiological Stressor”
by Nicola Di Polito, Anthea A. Stylianakis, Rick Richardson and Kathryn D. Baker
Nutrients 2023, 15(1), 209; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15010209
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/1/209

10. “Carbohydrate Intake and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Prospective Studies”
by Unhui Jo and Kyong Park
Nutrients 2023, 15(7), 1740; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15071740
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/7/1740

25 May 2024
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2022–2023 in the Section “Clinical Nutrition”


As all of the articles published in our journal are open access, you have free and unlimited access to the full text. We welcome you to read our most highly cited papers published in 2022 and 2023 that are listed below.

1. “Effects of Diet, Lifestyle, Chrononutrition and Alternative Dietary Interventions on Postprandial Glycemia and Insulin Resistance”
by Emilia Papakonstantinou, Christina Oikonomou, George Nychas and George D. Dimitriadis
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 823; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040823
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/823

2. “Malnutrition Screening and Assessment”
by Carlos Serón-Arbeloa, Lorenzo Labarta-Monzón, José Puzo-Foncillas, Tomas Mallor-Bonet, Alberto Lafita-López, Néstor Bueno-Vidales and Miguel Montoro-Huguet
Nutrients 2022, 14(12), 2392; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14122392
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/12/2392

3. “The Changing Landscape of Nutrition in Cystic Fibrosis: The Emergence of Overweight and Obesity”
by Ammar Hassanzadeh Keshteli, Rosica Valcheva, Cheryl Nickurak, Heekuk Park, Rupasri Mandal, Kendall van Diepen, Karen I. Kroeker, Sander Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Brendan Halloran, David S. Wishart et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(16), 3294; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14163294
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/16/3294

4. “The Changing Landscape of Nutrition in Cystic Fibrosis: The Emergence of Overweight and Obesity”
by Julianna Bailey, Stefanie Krick and Kevin R. Fontaine
Nutrients 2022, 14(6), 1216; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14061216
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/6/1216

5. “The Effect of Diet and Lifestyle on the Course of Diabetic Retinopathy—A Review of the Literature”
by Anna Bryl, Małgorzata Mrugacz, Mariusz Falkowski and Katarzyna Zorena
Nutrients 2022, 14(6), 1252; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14061252
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/6/1252

6. “ARFID—Strategies for Dietary Management in Children”
by Agnieszka Białek-Dratwa, Dorota Szymańska, Mateusz Grajek, Karolina Krupa-Kotara, Elżbieta Szczepańska and Oskar Kowalski
Nutrients 2022, 14(9), 1739; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14091739
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/9/1739

7. “The Assessment of the Risk of Malnutrition (Undernutrition) in Stroke Patients”
by Olivia Di Vincenzo, Maria Luisa Eliana Luisi, Paola Alicante, Giada Ballarin, Barbara Biffi, Chiara Francesca Gheri and Luca Scalfi
Nutrients 2023, 15(3), 683; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15030683
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/3/683

8. “Inflammation and Nutrition: Friend or Foe?”
by Franziska Stumpf, Bettina Keller, Carla Gressies and Philipp Schuetz
Nutrients 2023, 15(5), 1159; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15051159
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/5/1159

9. “Polyphenols and Their Impact on the Prevention of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Development”
by Izabela Grabska-Kobyłecka, Piotr Szpakowski, Aleksandra Król, Dominika Książek-Winiarek, Andrzej Kobyłecki, Andrzej Głąbiński and Dariusz Nowak
Nutrients 2023, 15(15), 3454; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15153454
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/15/3454

10. “Plant-Dominant Low Protein Diet: A Potential Alternative Dietary Practice for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease”
by Yusuke Sakaguchi, Jun-Ya Kaimori and Yoshitaka Isaka
Nutrients 2023, 15(4), 1002; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15041002
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/4/1002

23 May 2024
Transfer Service in MDPI

We are pleased to announce MDPI’s Transfer Service.

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

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

1. Select alternative journals on submission.

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

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

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

17 May 2024
Tu Youyou Award—Open for Nominations

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

Prize:

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

Who should be nominated?

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

Who can submit a nomination?

  • Academic research institutes
  • Universities
  • Academic societies

Any personal nominations are not accepted.

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

Required nomination materials:
Nomination Form (Download)

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

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

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

16 May 2024
MDPI Romania Author Training Academic Events in April

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

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


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


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


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


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

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.

15 April 2024
Nutrients | Call for Special Issue Proposals


Nutrients
(ISSN: 2072-6643) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access advanced forum for publishing studies related to human nutrition.

The Nutrients editorial team is pleased to announce an open call for Special Issue proposals. This Special Issue will allow a group of authors to work on an interconnected set of papers on an innovative topic. We welcome high-quality proposals that will be evaluated in an ongoing selection process throughout the year.

In order to ensure that the topic of your proposal is within the scope of Nutrients, please read its aim and scope at the following website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients/about.

Proposals for Special Issues should be sent to the Editorial Office or submitted via the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journalproposal/sendproposalspecialissue/nutrients.

The following information should be provided in a proposal:

  • A 100–200-word summary that clearly states the significance, novelty, technical advancement, and adherence to the scope of the journal of the proposed topic;
  • A list of 5–10 keywords related to the topic;
  • A brief resume of the proposed Guest Editors, together with their information (title, name, email, affiliation, personal website, and keywords of their research interests);
  • A proposed submission deadline (a Special Issue will usually be open for submissions for 6–8 months);
  • A list of at least 20 potential contributors or eight planned papers.

As a Guest Editor, you would be responsible for:

  • Inviting your peers to submit papers to be published in your Special Issue. These papers will be able to take advantage of the high publicity offered by our open access publishing, our rapid and high-quality peer review process, and immediate publication after acceptance;
  • Checking the suitability of abstracts/manuscripts submitted to the Special Issue;
  • Making pre-check decisions regarding whether to send a new submission to peer review;
  • Making final decisions regarding accepting a paper based on peer review outcomes.

As a Guest Editor, you would have the following privileges:

  • A certificate of recognition as a Guest Editor of Nutrients;
  • The ability to publish one feature paper in your Special Issue;
  • The ability to invite authors to submit high-quality papers to be published in your Special Issue with discounts;
  • If the Special Issue is successful and features at least 10 manuscripts accepted after full peer review, we can organize it into a printed book and send you a free copy as a gift.

The Editorial Office will set up the Special Issue website, arrange the promotional material, assist with invitations for paper contributions, and handle the administrative tasks associated with peer review, including inviting reviewers, collating reports, contacting authors, and arranging professional production before publication.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office for further details and clarification. 

We look forward to receiving your proposals.

Nutrients Editorial Office

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

29 March 2024
Nutrients | Invitation to Read the Updated Editor's Choice Articles Published in 2021–2024


Editor's Choice Articles are selected based on suggestions from Nutrients’ Academic Editors worldwide. The Editors select a small number of recently published articles that they consider particularly interesting to our readers or important in their respective fields of research. You are welcome to read the updated Editor's Choice Articles, a curated list of high-quality articles from 2021 to 2024 Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643). The full list of Editor's Choice Articles can be viewed at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients/editors_choice.

“Magnesium and the Hallmarks of Aging”
by Ligia J. Dominguez, Nicola Veronese and Mario Barbagallo
Nutrients 2024, 16(4), 496; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu16040496
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/16/4/496
Viewed by: 7739

“Twelve Weeks of Daily Lentil Consumption Improves Fasting Cholesterol and Postprandial Glucose and Inflammatory Responses—A Randomized Clinical Trial”
by Morgan L. Chamberlin, Stephanie M.G. Wilson, Marcy E. Gaston, Wan-Yuan Kuo and Mary P. Miles
Nutrients 2024, 16(3), 419; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu16030419
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/16/3/419
Viewed by: 2573

“Vitamin D and Aging: Central Role of Immunocompetence”
by Carsten Carlberg and Eunike Velleuer
Nutrients 2024, 16(3), 398; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu16030398
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/16/3/398
Viewed by: 3068

“The Role of the FODMAP Diet in IBS”
by Luisa Bertin, Miriana Zanconato, Martina Crepaldi, Giovanni Marasco, Cesare Cremon, Giovanni Barbara, Brigida Barberio, Fabiana Zingone and Edoardo Vincenzo Savarino
Nutrients 2024, 16(3), 370; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu16030370
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/16/3/370
Viewed by: 2573

“Adverse Food Reactions in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: State of the Art and Future Perspectives”
by Ivan Capobianco, Federica Di Vincenzo, Pierluigi Puca, Guia Becherucci, Maria Chiara Mentella, Valentina Petito and Franco Scaldaferri
Nutrients 2024, 16(3), 351; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu16030351
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/16/3/351
Viewed by: 2172

“Low Adherence to Mediterranean Diet Is Associated with Probable Sarcopenia in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Results from the Longevity Check-Up (Lookup) 7+ Project”
by Stefano Cacciatore, Riccardo Calvani, Emanuele Marzetti, Anna Picca, Hélio José Coelho-Júnior, Anna Maria Martone, Claudia Massaro, Matteo Tosato and Francesco Landi
Nutrients 2023, 15(4), 1026; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15041026
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/4/1026
Cited by: 19 | Viewed by: 3970

“The Effect of Non-Nutritive Sweetened Beverages on Postprandial Glycemic and Endocrine Responses: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis”
by Roselyn Zhang, Jarvis C. Noronha, Tauseef A. Khan, Néma McGlynn, Songhee Back, Shannan M. Grant, Cyril W. C. Kendall and John L. Sievenpiper
Nutrients 2023, 15(4), 1050; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15041050
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/4/1050
Cited by: 13 | Viewed by: 12,832

“The Association of Emotional Eating with Overweight/Obesity, Depression, Anxiety/Stress, and Dietary Patterns: A Review of the Current Clinical Evidence”
by Antonios Dakanalis, Maria Mentzelou, Souzana K. Papadopoulou, Dimitrios Papandreou, Maria Spanoudaki, Georgios K. Vasios, Eleni Pavlidou, Maria Mantzorou and Constantinos Giaginis
Nutrients 2023, 15(5), 1173; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15051173
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/5/1173
Cited by: 20 | Viewed by: 8729

“Association between Food, Beverages and Overweight/Obesity in Children and Adolescents—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies”
by Dorthe Dalstrup Jakobsen, Lea Brader and Jens Meldgaard Bruun
Nutrients 2023, 15(3), 764; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15030764
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/3/764
Cited by: 9 | Viewed by: 4045

“New Advances in Metabolic Syndrome, from Prevention to Treatment: The Role of Diet and Food”
by Donatella Ambroselli, Fabrizio Masciulli, Enrico Romano, Giuseppina Catanzaro, Zein Mersini Besharat, Maria Chiara Massari, Elisabetta Ferretti, Silvia Migliaccio, Luana Izzo, Alberto Ritieni et al.
Nutrients 2023, 15(3), 640; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15030640
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/3/640
Cited by: 24 | Viewed by: 7816

“Iodine and Iodine Deficiency: A Comprehensive Review of a Re-Emerging Issue”
by Adrienne Hatch-McChesney and Harris R. Lieberman
Nutrients 2022, 14(17), 3474; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14173474
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/17/3474
Cited by: 48 | Viewed by: 8128

“The Dark Side of Iron: The Relationship between Iron, Inflammation and Gut Microbiota in Selected Diseases Associated with Iron Deficiency Anaemia—A Narrative Review”
by Ida J. Malesza, Joanna Bartkowiak-Wieczorek, Jakub Winkler-Galicki, Aleksandra Nowicka, Dominika Dzięciołowska, Marta Błaszczyk, Paulina Gajniak, Karolina Słowińska, Leszek Niepolski, Jarosław Walkowiak et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(17), 3478; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14173478
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/17/3478
Cited by: 20 | Viewed by: 10,618

“Metabolism and Bioavailability of Olive Bioactive Constituents Based on In Vitro, In Vivo and Human Studies”
by Theodora Nikou, Maria Eleni Sakavitsi, Evangelos Kalampokis and Maria Halabalaki
Nutrients 2022, 14(18), 3773; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14183773
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/18/3773
Cited by: 20 | Viewed by: 2542

“Nutritional Composition and Estimated Iron and Zinc Bioavailability of Meat Substitutes Available on the Swedish Market”
by Inger-Cecilia Mayer Labba, Hannah Steinhausen, Linnéa Almius, Knud Erik Bach Knudsen and Ann-Sofie Sandberg
Nutrients 2022, 14(19), 3903; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14193903
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/19/3903
Cited by: 20 | Viewed by: 24,088

“Evolving Concepts on Inflammatory Biomarkers and Malnutrition in Chronic Kidney Disease”
by Fredzzia Graterol Torres, María Molina, Jordi Soler-Majoral, Gregorio Romero-González, Néstor Rodríguez Chitiva, Maribel Troya-Saborido, Guillem Socias Rullan, Elena Burgos, Javier Paúl Martínez, Marina Urrutia Jou et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(20), 4297; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14204297
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/20/4297
Cited by: 27 | Viewed by: 3802

“Low Zinc Levels at Admission Associates with Poor Clinical Outcomes in SARS-CoV-2 Infection”
by Marina Vogel-González, Marc Talló-Parra, Víctor Herrera-Fernández, Gemma Pérez-Vilaró, Miguel Chillón, Xavier Nogués, Silvia Gómez-Zorrilla, Inmaculada López-Montesinos, Isabel Arnau-Barrés, Maria Luisa Sorli-Redó et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 562; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020562
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/562
Cited by: 65 | Viewed by: 26,095

“Dietary Polyphenols and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease”
by Ludovico Abenavoli, Tiziana Larussa, Alessandro Corea, Anna Caterina Procopio, Luigi Boccuto, Marcello Dallio, Alessandro Federico and Francesco Luzza
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 494; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020494
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/494
Cited by: 67 | Viewed by: 5897

“Creatine in Health and Disease”
by Richard B. Kreider and Jeffery R. Stout
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 447; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020447
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/447
Cited by: 70 | Viewed by: 42,209

“The Immunopathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease Is Related to the Composition of Gut Microbiota”
by Friedrich Leblhuber, Daniela Ehrlich, Kostja Steiner, Simon Geisler, Dietmar Fuchs, Lukas Lanser and Katharina Kurz
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 361; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020361
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/361
Cited by: 63 | Viewed by: 12,130

“Patterns of Change in Dietary Habits and Physical Activity during Lockdown in Spain Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic”
by Carmen Pérez-Rodrigo, Marta Gianzo Citores, Gotzone Hervás Bárbara, Fátima Ruiz-Litago, Luis Casis Sáenz, Victoria Arija, Ana M. López-Sobaler, Emilio Martínez de Victoria, Rosa M. Ortega, Teresa Partearroyo et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 300; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020300
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/300
Cited by: 93 | Viewed by: 16,299

29 March 2024
Meet Us at the 20th Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society (Metabolomics 2024), 16–20 June 2024, Osaka, Japan


MDPI will be attending the 20th Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society (Metabolomics 2024) held in Osaka, Japan, from 16 to 20 June 2024. The conference is the official annual meeting of the Metabolomics Society, and the largest metabolomics meeting worldwide. This is the third time that the conference will be held in Japan, following the 2005 and 2014 conferences held in Tsuruoka. We look forward to welcoming the metabolomics community, building strong connections, and discussing world-class research in a relaxed collegial environment. Let us build on the momentum of the incredible Niagara Falls and Valencia conferences that brought us back together in person, and make it the best meeting of 2024 together!

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:

  • Metabolites;
  • Biomolecules;
  • Plants;
  • IJMS;
  • Life;
  • Cells;
  • Agronomy;
  • Nutrients;
  • Cancers;
  • CIMB;
  • Genes;
  • Antioxidants.

If you plan on attending this conference, 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 the following link: https://www.metabolomics2024.org/.

6 March 2024
Interview with Prof. Dr. Mauro Lombardo, the Event Chair of the 4th International Electronic Conference on Nutrients—Plant-Based Nutrition Focusing on Innovation, Health, and Sustainable Food Systems (IECN 2024)

Prof. Dr. Mauro Lombardo is the Event Chair of the 4th International Electronic Conference on Nutrients—Plant-Based Nutrition Focusing on Innovation, Health, and Sustainable Food Systems (IECN 2024), which will be hosted online between 16 and 18 October 2024 by MDPI, Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643) and co-organized by the San Raffaele Open University in Rome, Italy. Participation is free of charge for all participants and we are welcoming you to register and to submit your abstract.

The following is an interview with Prof. Dr. Mauro Lombardo:

1. Can you please introduce yourself and your research interests briefly?
I am a nutrition researcher with a focus on the impact of dietary patterns on human health, particularly in the context of chronic disease prevention and management. My work explores the nutritional benefits of plant-based diets and their role in sustainable food systems.

2. Thank you very much for your involvement in IECN 2024. As the conference’s Chair, how do you believe this conference will shape insightful discussions about the newest advances in the field? Which research topics do you think are of the most interest, and which will definitely be a point of focus at this conference?
As Chair, I believe the conference will catalyze significant discussions on cutting-edge research in plant-based nutrition, highlighting innovative approaches to health and sustainable food systems. Key topics will likely include the role of plant-based diets in chronic disease prevention, the environmental impacts of dietary choices, and the development of sustainable agricultural practices.

3. Which of your accomplishments do you consider to be the most impactful one? What are you most proud of?
The accomplishment I consider most impactful is my contribution to the evidence base supporting the health benefits of plant-based diets, influencing dietary guidelines and public health policies. I am most proud of my role in mentoring young researchers and helping to cultivate the next generation of nutrition scientists.

4. What was your main inspiration in pursuing a scientific career?
My main inspiration was the potential to make a tangible difference in people’s lives through research. The intersection of nutrition, health, and sustainability presented a unique opportunity to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.

5. Could you describe the most difficult challenge you have faced in your research work and how you overcame it?
One of the most difficult challenges was overcoming the skepticism surrounding the efficacy of Mediterranean and plant-based diets for chronic disease management. Through rigorous research, collaborative projects, and public education, we were able to build a strong case for the benefits of such diets, gradually changing perceptions within the scientific community and the public.

6. Do you have any advice for young researchers who might be interested in doing research in nutrition?
My advice would be to remain curious, open-minded, and persistent. Nutrition science is a rapidly evolving field that requires a willingness to continually learn and adapt. Engaging with a wide range of disciplines, from molecular biology to public health, can provide a comprehensive understanding of nutrition’s role in health and disease.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts


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

MDPI’s Impact on Romania

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


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

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

Romania ranks as a top 20 contributing country.

The Numbers: 2019–2023

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

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

Institutional Open Access Programs

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

Our growth and presence in Romania are a true testament.

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


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

Impactful Research

MDPI Joins the STM Integrity Hub

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

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

Joris van Rossum, Director of Research Integrity, STM

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

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

Inside MDPI

MDPI Expands Research Integrity and Publication Ethics Team (RIPE)

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

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

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


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

Introducing our Research Integrity and Publication Ethics Team

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

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

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

Quality Updates to Special Issues Oversight

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

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

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

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Coming Together for Science

Viruses 2024 – A World of Viruses

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

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

Recap on the #Viruses2024 Conference

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming In-Person Event

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

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

Find more upcoming MDPI events here.


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Closing Thoughts

Researcher to Reader (R2R) Conference

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

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

R2R Peer Review Innovations Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

7 February 2024
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2021–2022 in the Section “Pediatric Nutrition”


As all of the articles published in our journal are in an open access format, you have free and unlimited access to the full texts. We welcome you to read our most highly cited papers published in 2021 and 2022 listed below:

1. “Nutrient Intake and Status of German Children and Adolescents Consuming Vegetarian, Vegan or Omnivore Diets: Results of the VeChi Youth Study”
by Ute Alexy, Morwenna Fischer, Stine Weder, Alfred Längler, Andreas Michalsen, Andreas Sputtek and Markus Keller
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1707; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051707
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1707

2. “Strategies to Improve School Meal Consumption: A Systematic Review”
by Juliana F. W. Cohen, Amelie A. Hecht, Erin R. Hager, Lindsey Turner, Kara Burkholder and Marlene B. Schwartz
Nutrients 2021, 13(10), 3520; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103520
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/10/3520

3. “A Narrative Review on Pediatric Scurvy: The Last Twenty Years”
by Sandra Trapani, Chiara Rubino, Giuseppe Indolfi and Paolo Lionetti
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 684; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030684
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/684

4. “The Effects of Nutritional Interventions on the Cognitive Development of Preschool-Age Children: A Systematic Review”
by Marina Roberts, Terezie Tolar-Peterson, Abby Reynolds, Caitlin Wall, Nicole Reeder and Gina Rico Mendez
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 532; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030532
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/532

5. “Development of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Newborns as a Challenge for an Appropriate Nutrition: A Narrative Review”
by Flavia Indrio, Josef Neu, Massimo Pettoello-Mantovani, Flavia Marchese, Silvia Martini, Alessia Salatto and Arianna Aceti
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1405; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071405
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/7/1405

6. “Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation in Early Life on Children’s Growth and Body Composition: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials”
by Kristine Ma, Shu Qin Wei, Wei Guang Bi, Hope A. Weiler and Shi Wu Wen
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 524; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020524
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/524

7. “Early Enteral Feeding Improves Tolerance of Parenteral Nutrition in Preterm Newborns”
by Giovanni Boscarino, Maria Giulia Conti, Maria Di Chiara, Marco Bianchi, Elisa Onestà, Francesca Faccioli, Giorgia Deli, Paola Repole, Salvatore Oliva, Francesco Cresi et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(11), 3886; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13113886
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/11/3886

8. “The Impact of Lifestyle, Diet and Physical Activity on Epigenetic Changes in the Offspring—A Systematic Review”
by Louise Rasmussen, Sine Knorr, Christian Skødt Antoniussen, Jens Meldgaard Bruun, Per Glud Ovesen, Jens Fuglsang and Ulla Kampmann
Nutrients 2021, 13(8), 2821; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082821
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/8/2821

9. “Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Possibilities of Prevention and Treatment: A Systematic Review”
by Monika Grabia, Renata Markiewicz-Żukowska and Katarzyna Socha
Nutrients 2021, 13(6), 1782; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061782
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/6/1782

10. “Nutritional Approach to Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Childhood”
by Maria Elena Capra, Cristina Pederiva, Claudia Viggiano, Raffaella De Santis, Giuseppe Banderali and Giacomo Biasucci
Nutrients 2021, 13(7), 2359; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072359
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/7/2359

7 February 2024
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2021–2022 in the Section “Nutrition and Metabolism”


As all of the articles published in our journal are in an open access format, you have free and unlimited access to the full texts. We welcome you to read our most highly cited papers published in 2021 and 2022 listed below:

1. “Metabolic Syndrome and Sarcopenia”
by Hiroki Nishikawa, Akira Asai, Shinya Fukunishi, Shuhei Nishiguchi and Kazuhide Higuchi
Nutrients 2021, 13(10), 3519; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103519
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/10/3519

2. “Gut Microbiota Profile and Its Association with Clinical Variables and Dietary Intake in Overweight/Obese and Lean Subjects: A Cross-Sectional Study”
by Judit Companys, Maria José Gosalbes, Laura Pla-Pagà, Lorena Calderón-Pérez, Elisabet Llauradó, Anna Pedret, Rosa Maria Valls, Nuria Jiménez-Hernández, Berner Andrée Sandoval-Ramirez, Josep Maria del Bas et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(6), 2032; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13062032
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/6/2032

3. “Edible Microalgae and Their Bioactive Compounds in the Prevention and Treatment of Metabolic Alterations”
by Sara Ramos-Romero, Joan Ramon Torrella, Teresa Pagès, Ginés Viscor and Josep Lluís Torres
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 563; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020563
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/563

4. “Time-Restricted Eating and Metabolic Syndrome: Current Status and Future Perspectives”
by Iwona Świątkiewicz, Alina Woźniak and Pam R. Taub
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 221; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010221
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/221

5. “Nutritional Imbalances in Adult Celiac Patients Following a Gluten-Free Diet”
by Aner Cardo, Itziar Churruca, Arrate Lasa, Virginia Navarro, Maialen Vázquez-Polo, Gesala Perez-Junkera and Idoia Larretxi
Nutrients 2021, 13(8), 2877; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082877
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/8/2877

6. “Intermittent Fasting and Metabolic Health”
by Izzah Vasim, Chaudry N. Majeed and Mark D. DeBoer
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 631; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030631
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/631

7. “Intermittent Fasting and the Possible Benefits in Obesity, Diabetes, and Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review of Randomized Clinical Trials”
by María Morales-Suarez-Varela, Ester Collado Sánchez, Isabel Peraita-Costa, Agustín Llopis-Morales and José M. Soriano
Nutrients 2021, 13(9), 3179; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13093179
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/9/3179

8. “Endocannabinoids and the Gut-Brain Control of Food Intake and Obesity”
by Nicholas V. DiPatrizio
Nutrients 2021, 13(4), 1214; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041214
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1214

9. “Microbiome and Human Aging: Probiotic and Prebiotic Potentials in Longevity, Skin Health and Cellular Senescence”
by Jacqueline Lena Boyajian, Merry Ghebretatios, Sabrina Schaly, Paromita Islam and Satya Prakash
Nutrients 2021, 13(12), 4550; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13124550
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/12/4550

10. “Sugar or Fat? Renal Tubular Metabolism Reviewed in Health and Disease”
by Leslie S. Gewin
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1580; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051580
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1580

7 February 2024
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Clinical Nutrition”

As all of the articles published in our journal are in open access format, you have free and unlimited access to the full text. We welcome you to read our most highly cited papers published in 2022 listed below:

1. “Effects of Diet, Lifestyle, Chrononutrition and Alternative Dietary Interventions on Postprandial Glycemia and Insulin Resistance”
by Christina Oikonomou, Emilia Papakonstantinou, George Nychas and George D. Dimitriadis
Nutrients, 2022, 14(4), 823; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040823
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/823

2. “Malnutrition Screening and Assessment”
by Alberto Lafita-López, Carlos Serón-Arbeloa, José Puzo-Foncillas, Lorenzo Labarta-Monzón, Miguel Montoro-Huguet, Néstor Bueno-Vidales and Tomas Mallor-Bonet
Nutrients, 2022, 14(12), 2392; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14122392
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/12/2392

3. “The Changing Landscape of Nutrition in Cystic Fibrosis: The Emergence of Overweight and Obesity”
by Julianna Bailey, Kevin R. Fontaine and Stefanie Krick
Nutrients, 2022, 14(6), 1216; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14061216
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/6/1216

4. “Glucose Uptake by Skeletal Muscle within the Contexts of Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise: An Integrated Approach”
by Jane E. B. Reusch, Nicholas A. Hulett and Rebecca L. Scalzo
Nutrients, 2022, 14(3), 647; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030647
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/647

5. “Efficacy of Probiotics in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Spondyloarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials”
by Claire Daïen, Jean-Guillaume Letarouilly, Jérémie Sellam, Johanna Sigaux, Pauline Sanchez, René-Marc Flipo, Sébastien Czernichow, Thomas Barnetche and Yann Nguyen
Nutrients, 2022, 14(2), 354; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020354
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/354

6. “The Therapeutic Role of Short-Chain Fatty Acids Mediated Very Low-Calorie Ketogenic Diet–Gut Microbiota Relationships in Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases”
by Naser A. Alsharairi
Nutrients, 2022, 14(19), 4113; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14194113
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/19/4113

7. “Malnutrition and Increased Risk of Adverse Outcomes in Elderly Patients Undergoing Elective Colorectal Cancer Surgery: A Case-Control Study Nested in a Cohort”
by Ángel Belenguer-Varea, Cristina Cunha-Pérez, Cristina Martínez-Escribano, David Cuesta Peredo, Francisco Arteaga Moreno, Francisco J. Tarazona-Santabalbina, Francisco Javier Blanco González and Marcos Pérez-López
Nutrients, 2022, 14(1), 207; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010207
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/207

8. “Dietary Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty-Acid Supplementation Upregulates Protective Cellular Pathways in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Exhibiting Improvement in Painful Diabetic Neuropathy”
by Alfonso M. Durán, Anthony Firek, Marino De León, W. Lawrence Beeson and Zaida Cordero-MacIntyre
Nutrients, 2022, 14(4), 761; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040761
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/761

9. “Effect of Morning and Evening Exercise on Energy Balance: A Pilot Study”
by Bethelhem Shiferaw, Daniel H. Bessesen, Edward L. Melanson, Erik A. Willis, Laura Grau, Liza Wayland, Matthew J. Breit, Rebecca Rosenberg, Sarah A. Purcell, Seth A. Creasy et al.
Nutrients, 2022, 14(4), 816; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040816
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/816

10. “The Role of Diet and Dietary Patterns in Parkinson’s Disease”
by Donna Burnett, Emily Knight, Jeganathan Ramesh Babu and Thangiah Geetha
Nutrients, 2022, 14(21), 4472; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14214472
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/21/4472

7 February 2024
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2021–2022 in the Section “Carbohydrates”


As all of the articles published in our journal are in an open access format, you have free and unlimited access to the full texts. We welcome you to read our most highly cited papers published in 2021 and 2022 listed below:

1. “Exopolysaccharides of Lactic Acid Bacteria: Production, Purification and Health Benefits towards Functional Food”
by Helena Mylise Sørensen, Keith D. Rochfort, Susan Maye, George MacLeod, Dermot Brabazon, Christine Loscher and Brian Freeland
Nutrients 2022, 14(14), 2938; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14142938
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/14/2938

2. “Prebiotic Inulin Supplementation and Peripheral Insulin Sensitivity in adults at Elevated Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial”
by Cassie M. Mitchell, Brenda M. Davy, Monica A. Ponder, Ryan P. McMillan, Michael D. Hughes, Matthew W. Hulver, Andrew P. Neilson and Kevin P. Davy
Nutrients 2021, 13(9), 3235; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13093235
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/9/3235

3. “The Burden of Carbohydrates in Health and Disease”
by Vicente Javier Clemente-Suárez, Juan Mielgo-Ayuso, Alexandra Martín-Rodríguez, Domingo Jesús Ramos-Campo, Laura Redondo-Flórez and Jose Francisco Tornero-Aguilera
Nutrients 2022, 14(18), 3809; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14183809
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/18/3809

4. “Comparison of Indices of Carbohydrate Quality and Food Sources of Dietary Fiber on Longitudinal Changes in Waist Circumference in the Framingham Offspring Cohort”
by Caleigh M. Sawicki, Alice H. Lichtenstein, Gail T. Rogers, Paul F. Jacques, Jiantao Ma, Edward Saltzman and Nicola M. McKeown
Nutrients 2021, 13(3), 997; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13030997
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/3/997

5. “Effect of Physicochemical Properties of Carboxymethyl Cellulose on Diffusion of Glucose”
by Elisabeth Miehle, Stephanie Bader-Mittermaier, Ute Schweiggert-Weisz, Hans Hauner and Peter Eisner
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1398; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051398
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1398

6. “Acacia Gum Is Well Tolerated While Increasing Satiety and Lowering Peak Blood Glucose Response in Healthy Human Subjects”
by Riley Larson, Courtney Nelson, Renee Korczak, Holly Willis, Jennifer Erickson, Qi Wang and Joanne Slavin
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 618; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020618
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/618

7. “Effects of Whole-Grain and Sugar Content in Infant Cereals on Gut Microbiota at Weaning: A Randomized Trial”
by Julio Plaza-Diaz, Maria Jose Bernal, Sophie Schutte, Empar Chenoll, Salvador Genovés, Francisco M. Codoñer, Angel Gil and Luis Manuel Sanchez-Siles
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1496; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051496
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1496

8. “Fasting: How to Guide”
by Alda Attinà, Claudia Leggeri, Rita Paroni, Francesca Pivari, Michele Dei Cas, Alessandra Mingione, Maria Dri, Marco Marchetti and Laura Di Renzo
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1570; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051570
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1570

9. “Is the Use of Artificial Sweeteners Beneficial for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus? The Advantages and Disadvantages of Artificial Sweeteners”
by Katsumi Iizuka
Nutrients 2022, 14(21), 4446; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14214446
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/21/4446

10. “Oxidative Stress and Left Ventricular Performance in Patients with Different Glycometabolic Phenotypes”
by Velia Cassano, Sofia Miceli, Giuseppe Armentaro, Gaia Chiara Mannino, Vanessa Teresa Fiorentino, Maria Perticone, Elena Succurro, Marta Letizia Hribal, Francesco Andreozzi, Francesco Perticone et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(6), 1299; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14061299
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/6/1299

6 February 2024
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Nutrition and Public Health”


As all of the articles published in our journal are in an open access format, you have free and unlimited access to the full text. We welcome you to read our most highly cited papers published in 2022 listed below:

“Health Benefits of Apple Juice Consumption: A Review of Interventional Trials on Humans”
by Bastien Vallée Marcotte, Marie Verheyde, Sonia Pomerleau, Alain Doyen and Charles Couillard
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 821; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040821
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/821

“Reported Changes in Eating Habits Related to Less Healthy Foods and Beverages during the COVID-19 Pandemic among US Adults”
by Sohyun Park, Seung Hee Lee, Amy L. Yaroch and Heidi M. Blanck
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 526; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030526
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/526

“Systematic Review of the Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity on the Gut Microbiome of Older Adults”
by Catarina Ramos, Glenn R. Gibson, Gemma E. Walton, Daniele Magistro, Will Kinnear and Kirsty Hunter
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 674; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030674
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/674

“Long Term Follow-Up of Sarcopenia and Malnutrition after Hospitalization for COVID-19 in Conventional or Intensive Care Units”
by Dan Levy, Margherita Giannini, Walid Oulehri, Marianne Riou, Christophe Marcot, Megane Pizzimenti, Lea Debrut, Anne Charloux, Bernard Geny and Alain Meyer
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 912; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040912
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/912

“The Effect of Artificial Sweeteners Use on Sweet Taste Perception and Weight Loss Efficacy: A Review”
by Klara Wilk, Wiktoria Korytek, Marta Pelczyńska, Małgorzata Moszak and Paweł Bogdański
Nutrients 2022, 14(6), 1261; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14061261
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/6/1261

“Are We What We Eat? Impact of Diet on the Gut–Brain Axis in Parkinson’s Disease”
by Margherita Alfonsetti, Vanessa Castelli and Michele d’Angelo
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 380; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020380
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/380

“Eating out of Home: Influence on Nutrition, Health, and Policies: A Scoping Review”
by Eva Gesteiro, Alberto García-Carro, Raquel Aparicio-Ugarriza and Marcela González-Gross
Nutrients 2022, 14(6), 1265; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14061265
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/6/1265

“Plant-Based Dairy Alternatives: Consumers’ Perceptions, Motivations, and Barriers—Results from a Qualitative Study in Poland, Germany, and France”
by Dominika Adamczyk, Diana Jaworska, Daria Affeltowicz and Dominika Maison
Nutrients 2022, 14(10), 2171; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14102171
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/10/2171

“What Are the Effects of Vitamin A Oral Supplementation in the Prevention and Management of Viral Infections? A Systematic Review of Randomized Clinical Trials”
by Alessandra Sinopoli, Susanna Caminada, Claudia Isonne, Maria Mercedes Santoro and Valentina Baccolini
Nutrients 2022, 14(19), 4081; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14194081
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/19/4081

“A Time to Rest, a Time to Dine: Sleep, Time-Restricted Eating, and Cardiometabolic Health”
by Charlotte C. Gupta, Grace E. Vincent, Alison M. Coates, Saman Khalesi, Christopher Irwin, Jillian Dorrian and Sally A. Ferguson
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 420; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030420
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/420

 
 

5 February 2024
Acknowledgment of the Reviewers of Nutrients in 2023

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

In 2023, Nutrients received 15543 review reports, from 8662 reviewers. This past year, we worked with reviewers from 103 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 Nutrients 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 Ganesan Lana EL OSTA
A. N. M. Mamun-Or-Rashid Lanfranco D'elia
A. Velena Lara Costantini
Aarti Nagayach Larissa Krasnopolskaya
Abazar Ghorbani Larry Tucker
Abbas F. Almulla Lars Ängquist
Abbas Malandish Lars Christensen
Abbas Smiley Lasse Markussen
Abdul Bari Shah Lateef Ahmad
Abdul Rashid Aziz Laura Aracely Contreras-Angulo
Abdul Sadiq Laura Chiavaroli
Abhay Tiwari Laura Domínguez Díaz
Abhirup Shaw Laura Mazilu
Abhishek Anant Kulkarni Laura Zlibinaite
Abhishek Bhattacharya Laura-María Compañ Gabucio
Abraham Wall-Medrano Laura-Marinela AILIOAIE
Adam Wichniak Laurence Balas
Adam Włodarczyk Laurene Rehman
Adel Hammoutène Laurentiu M. Pop
Adela Badau Lazzeri Giacomo
Adelina Vlad Leander Corrie
Adina Braha Lei Huang
Adina Magdalena Musuc Leigh Ward
ADINA ROCEANU Leila Abdelhamid
Adriaan Van Bodegraven Leilson Ribeiro
Adrian Costache Lentze Michael
Adrian Sadłowski Lenycia de Cassya Lopes Neri
Adriana Caldo-Silva Letao Fan
Adriana Fodor Letizia Bernardo
Adriana Grigoraș Liang Zhang
Adriana Rusu Libo Tan
Adriana Urcan Lidia Caporossi
Agata Gazdzinska Lidia Perenc
Agata Stanek Lidia Santarpia
Agata Znamirowska-Piotrowska Lifu Sheng
Agathi Pritsa Li-Han Chen
Agnieszka Chwałczyńska Lijing Gong
Agnieszka Gunia-Krzyżak Lili Zhang
Agnieszka Jankowska Liliana Cristina Soare
Agnieszka Micek Liliana Dumitrache
Agnieszka Stawarska Liliya Mihaylova
Agnieszka Szlagatys-Sidorkiewicz Lilya Dzhemileva
Agnieszka Zdzislawa Robaszkiewicz Limin Shi
Agnieszka Zelek-Molik Lin Zhu
Agustin Ariño Linda Myers
Ahmad Khusairi Azemi Linda YAKER
Ahmed A. Zaky Ling Yang
Ahmed Abdel Moneim Lingli Deng
Ahmed Abdellatif Lionel Ulmann
Ahmed Darwish Lisa Lungaro
Ahmed Doghish Lissé Angarita
Ahmed Rakib Liudmila Gerasimova-Meigal
Ahmet Ayaz LIVIU MACOVEI
Ahsan Javed Liwang Gao
Ai Yue Ljilja Torovic
Aijaz Bhat Loredana Bergandi
AIKATERINI KONSTANTINIDI Loredana Brioschi
Aikaterini Theodorou Loredana Elena Vijan
Aileen Hill Lorena Elena Melit
Ailton Cesar Lemes Lorena Mardones
Ajay Singh Lorenzo Caruso
Akalesh Verma Lorenzo Zanella
Akihiko Katayama Loris Pinto
Akihiko Murayama Lothar Brecker
Akinkunmi Paul Okekunle Lourdes Franco
Akira Ishida Luan Luong Chu
Akira Minoura Luana Toniolo
Alain Massart Luca Falzone
Alan Fernandes Luca Potestio
Alanderson Ramalho Luca Toti
Albert F. Smith Lucas Delmonico
alberto finamore LUCAS FORNARI LAURINDO
ALBERTO JORGE OLIVEIRA LOPES Lucia  Pedrosa
Alberto Zamora Lucia De Rosa
Alda Attina' Lucia Pirvu
Aldo Manzin Lucia Scisciola
Aldo Proietti-Junior Lucia Sideli
Alejandra García-Gasca Lucia Stanciakova
Alejandro Islas-Jácome Lucian Birsa
Alejandro Suarez de la Rica Lucian Evdochim
Aleksandar Stojsavljević Luciana Baroni
Aleksander Czogalla Luciano Colangelo
Aleksandra Czumaj lucilla crudele
Aleksandra Jovanović Galović Lucyna Ścisło
Aleksandra Józefczyk Ludmila Kazdova
Aleksandra Klisic Luigi Di Filippo
Alena Buková Luigi La Via
alessandra amato Luigi Ruggiero
Alessandra De Giani Luis Apaza Ticona
Alessandra Sinopoli Luis Cobos Puc
Alessandro Benedetto Luís Crisóstomo
ALESSANDRO DI RIENZO Luis G. Celis-Regalado
Alessandro Maugeri Luis Leitão
Alessandro Salatino Luis Salgado
Alessandro Strumia LUIS Yurrita
Alevtina Savicheva Luiz Leonardo Saldanha
Alexander Deryabin Łukasz Lewandowski
Alexander Lykov Lukasz Nawacki
Alexander Zemchenkov Luke Chong
Alexandr Ceasovschih Luling Lin
Alexandra Craciun Lutz Schomburg
Alexandra Dobell M. Belén Alonso Ortiz
Alexandra Filippopoulou M. Isabel Ismael
Alexandra-Maria Michaelidou M. Teresa Llinás
Alexandros Sykaras Mª Luisa Zagalaz Sánchez
Alexandru Florea Macarena Lozano
Alfredo Caturano Maciej Socha
Ali Ali Redha Mack Shelley
Alice Monzani Maddalena Rossi
Alice Raphael Karikachery Madelene Ericsson
Alice Verticchio Vercellin Magdalena Matyasik
Alicia Heath Magdalena Orczyk-Pawiłowicz
Alin Laurentiu TATU Magdalena Rudzińska
Alin Mihai Vasilescu Magdalena Skotnicka
Alina Popa Magdalena Zabielska-Kaczorowska
Alin-Constantin Pînzariu Magdalena Zemelka-Wiacek
Allen Pettey Magnus Monné
ALMA VILLASEÑOR Maha Nasr
Alma. D. Hernández-Fuentes Maharshi Bhaswant
Álvaro Astasio-Picado Mahbub MH
Alvaro Cruz Carrión Mahdi Mahdipour
Alvaro Macias Mahendra Chordia
Alvaro Perez Mahesh Gupta
Alvin Wong Mahesh Nepal
Amany Abdel-Rahman Mahmoud Abdallah
Ambikapathi Nivetha Mahmoud Balbaa
Amby Anoruo Mahrous Abdelbasset Ibrahim
Amelia Caretto Maija Huttunen-Lenz
Amélia Martins Delgado Maja Kozarski
Amelia Silva Małgorzata Chojak
Amir Ariff Małgorzata Gajewska
Amira Abdellatef Małgorzata Gietka-Czernel
Ammar Saleem Małgorzata Godala
Amna Sahar Małgorzata Grabarczyk
Amrita Sarkar Małgorzata Jamka
Amritlal Mandal Małgorzata Kołodziej
Amutha Ramadas Małgorzata Matysek
Amy Lovell Małgorzata Stachoń
Amy Shaver Małgorzata Szczuko
Ana  Maria Silva Malgorzata Tyszka-Czochara
Ana Bustos Malin Holmström Rising
ANA BUZALEH Manhai Long
Ana Carolina Rabelo Manisha Naithani
Ana Castanho manohar kodavati
Ana Dascalu Manoj Kumar
Ana Karković Marković MANOJ NEOG
Ana Leahu Manoj Tripathi
Ana Luísa De Sousa-Coelho Manuel Gómez-Guzmán
Ana Maria Carmona-Ribeiro Manuel Ortega-Calvo
Ana Moreno Alvarez Manuel Sanchez
Ana Pereira Mara Carsote
Ana Rita Jesus Marc Briggs
Ana Stupin Marcelino Pérez-Bermejo
Ana Teixeira Marcellino Monda
Anamaria Ciubara Marcelo Arancibia
Anamaria Cozma-Petruț Marcelo Barros
Anamaria Ioana Paştiu Marcia Bastos Convento
Anamaria Savu Marcin Dziekiewicz
Anand Desai Marcin Gackowski
Anand Joshi Marcin Maciejczyk
ANAPAULA VINAGRE Marcin Różewicz
Anastasios Apostolos Marco Atteritano
Anastasios Serbis Marco Carmignani
Anastasiya Kazantseva Marco Cosentino
Anastazia Kei Marco Fabbri
Anbazhagan Sathiyaseelan Marco Invernizzi
Anders Larsson Marco Meyer
Andleeb Khan Marco Tafani
Andor Molnár Marcos Brioschi
André Dos Santos MARCOS DRUMMOND
André Moreira-Rosário Marcos Herkenhoff
André Pinto Marcos Lima
André Silva Júnior Marek Wesolowski
Andrea Battistoni Margalida Monserrat-Mesquida
Andrea Cioffi Margaret Slavin
Andrea Deledda Margarida Cardoso
Andrea Godino Margarida Liz Martins
Andrea Maria Patelski Margarida Vieira
Andrea Mastinu Margarita Aguilera
Andrea Re Cecconi margherita borriello
Andrea Tittarelli Margriet Fleur Charlotte De Jong
Andrea Trombetta Maria Adriana Neag
Andrea Vania Maria Angeles Rojo
Andreas Anestis Maria Antonietta Panaro
Andreas Doetsch Maria Baltogianni
Andreas Troumbis Maria Blanco-Diaz
Andreea Lili Barbulescu María Concepción Robles-Gil
Andrei Bunaciu Maria Cristina Caroleo
Andrei Dumitrescu Maria de Lurdes Nunes Enes Dapkevicius
Andrés Godoy Maria Denisse Montoya Flores
Andrew Hill María Dolores Marrodán Serrano
Andrew Jin Maria Enrica Bettinelli
Andrey Markov Maria Ida Maiorino
Andrey Nagdalian Maria Jesus Herrero
Andrzej Szutowicz Maria José Caramujo
Anestis Dougkas Maria Jose Muñoz Alferez
Aneta Ostróżka-Cieślik MARÍA JULIA AJEJAS BAZÁN
Aneta Otocka-Kmiecik Maria Leonor Faleiro
Ángel Arturo López González María Leyre Lavilla- Lerma
Ángel Denche-Zamorano Maria Loureiro
Angel Gustavo Salas-Lais Maria Manuela Silva
Angel Llamas Maria Michelle Papamichael
Ángel Luis García-Otín Maria Miletta
Angela Conte Maria Paola Bertuccio
Angela Sorrentino Maria Pina Concas
Angeliki Katsafadou Maria Salome Gomes
Angelo Fumia MARIA SANTILLAN
Angelo hooker Maria Simona Chis
Anibal de Freitas Santos Junior MARIA SOLE FACIONI
ANIL KUMAR Maria Teresa Ferreira Moreira
Anil Sharma MARIA TERESA GUAGNANO
Aniruddha Das María Teresa Hernández-Huerta
Anis Sfendla Maria Teresa Iglesias López
Anita Silvana Ilak Peršurić María Teresa Nestares
Anita Subramanian Maria Turtoi
Anja Kathrin Jaehne Maria Wallert
Ankit Shroff Maria Wróbel
Ankona Banerjee MARIA-GABRIELA ANITEI
Ann Anderson Berry Marialuisa Lugaresi
Anna Birgitte Milford Marian BUTU
Anna Charuta Mariana Eugenia Mureșan
Anna Jamroz-Wis̈niewska Mariana Ferdes
Anna Kęska Mariana Floria
Anna Klintsova Mariana Melo
Anna Kopiczko Mariana Palage
Anna Milczarek Mariangela Mancini
Anna Ogrodowczyk Mariann Harangi
Anna Oniszczuk Marianna Török
Anna Pilutin Mariarita Spampinato
Anna Piotrowska Maricarmen Vizcaino
Anna Presicci Marie Sjögren
Anna Spagnoletta Marietta Kiss
Anna Staniszewska Mariko Fujisawa
Anna Stasiak Marilia Carabotti
Anna Vila-Martí Marilyn Cornelis
Anna Vittoria Mattioli Marina Krpan
Annalisa Barbieri Marina Mordenti
Annalisa Chiavaroli Marina Sayuri Nogueira
Annamaria Zsakai Marine Coué
Annarita Stringaro Mario Bernardo-Filho
Anne Marie Minihane Mario Dell'agli
ANTIMO CUTONE Mario Diplomatico
Antonella Rosa Mario F. C. Santos
Antoni Pons Mario Felice Tecce
Antoni Stadnicki Mario Marendić
Antonietta Robino Mario Simirgiotis
Antonina Starodubova Marion Korach-André
Antonio Aversa Marios Hadjicharalambous
Antonio Cerasa Marisol Fernández Ortiz
Antonio E Pontiroli Marius Baranauskas
Antonio Gidaro Marius Craina
Antonio Jesús Ruiz Malagón Mariusz Hartman
Antonio Miguel Linares-Luján Mariusz Niemczyk
Antonio Mincione Mariya Smetanina
Antonio Oliveira Mark Fox
Antonio Stasi Mark Musch
ANU PAUL Mark Willems
Anushka Gupta Marko Baralić
Anwar Ali Markus Puchinger
Ao Shi Markus Wilhelmi
Apolinaras Zaborskis Marlene Fabiola Escobedo Monge
Apostolos Thomareis Marlene Santos
Arda Isik Marloes Dekker Nitert
Argha Mondal Marouane CHEMEK
Arianna De Mori Marta Gaburjáková
Arif Sabta Aji Marta Jackowska
Arina Ponomarenko Marta Jeruszka-Bielak
Arindam Ghosh Mazumder Marta Liszka-Skoczylas
Aris Kaltsas Marta Menegoli
Aristea Gioxari Marta Sochocka
Aristeidis Stavroulopoulos Marta Wysocka-Mincewicz
Arjun Singh Martha Alejandra Morales-Sánchez
Armando Caseiro Martha Gallegos
Armando Patrizio martin grajower
Áron Török Martin Lenicek
Arrigo Cicero Martin M. Mortazavi
Artur Ferron Martin Roderfeld
Artur Słomka Martin Root
Arunaksharan Narayanankutty Martin Schepelmann
Ashish Mohite Martin Stephne Lipsky
Ashley Tovar Martin Svoboda
Ashu Johri Martina Gažarová
Asif Khaliq Martina Smolic
Asmaa Khafaga Martis Georgiana
Atefeh Najafi Marvin Soriano-Ursua
Atique Behan Marwa Ali
Atsushi Kawahara Marwan El Ghoch
Atukuri Dorababu Mary Maj
Augustin C. Moţ Mary O’connell O’Connell Motherway
Aunchalee Aussanasuwannakul Maryam Ranjbar
Aura M. Jiménez Garduño Marzia Di Donato
Aurea Ramírez-Jiménez Masaaki Inaba
Aurelijus Burokas Masaru Tanaka
Aurelio Seidita Masayuki Okuda
Auriel A. Willette Massimiliano Ammirabile
Austin Graybeal Massimo D'Archivio
Avisek Majumder Matea Nikolac Perkovic
Ayse Gunes-Bayir Matea Zajc Petranović
Azad Bhuiyan Matei Marcel
Azmat Ullah Mateja Sirše
BAJI SHAIK Mateusz Babicki
Barbara Lanza Mateusz Szudzik
Barbara Olendzki Matt Spick
Bart van Hoek Matteo Cotta Ramusino
Bartłomiej Gmaj Matthew Cook
Bartosz Kruszewski Matthew Taylor
Basant Puri Matthias Breidert
Beata Druzynska Matthias Eckhardt
Beata Gruber-Bzura Matti Jauhiainen
Beata Kasztelan-Szczerbinska Mattia Spano
Beate Obermüller Mattias Paulsson
Beatriz Pereira Maureen Meister
Beatriz Puisac Maurizio Balestrino
Beenish Chaudhry Maurizio Manera
Begoña Olmedilla-Alonso Mauro Lombardo
Bela Balint Maximilian Hammer
Benjamin Rolles Maximilian Storz
Berenika Szczęśniak-Sięga Mayank Choubey
Bert Bosche Mayukh Guha
Bertrand Kaeffer Mayur Doke
Beth McMannis Md. Tariqujjaman
Bettina Wölnerhanssen Mebrahtu Tedla
Bhagwati Gupta Megan L. Falsetta
Bhoomika Patel Mekala Venkatachalam
Bianca-Maria Tihauan Melania Melis
Bice Avallone Mengxi Shen
Bi-He Cai Michael Boschmann
Bilal Ghalloo Michael Petrie
Biljana Miova Michael Szardenings
Bill Woodward Michael Walter
Bin Du Michaela Šiklová
Bin Qiu Michal Czapla
Bingxian Xie Michał Ginszt
Bingyan Li Michał Gontarz
Birute Strukcinskiene Michał Karbownik
Bistra Galunska Michał Zarobkiewicz
Blessing Akombi-Inyang Michel Jancloes
Bo Sun Mickaël DURAND-DUBIEF
Bo Tang Mieko Nakamura
Bodil Ohlsson Miguel Ángel Montero-Alonso
Bogdan Amuzescu Miguel Angel Rubio-Herrera
Bogdan Chis Miguel Brito
Bogna Grygiel-Górniak Miguel Montoro
Bojan Knap Miguel Romero
Bojan Masanovic Miguel Sánchez-Castro
Bojana Kokić Miha Moškon
Bojana Vidović Mihaela Hostiuc
Bojarska Joanna Mihaela Niculae
Boldeanu Virgil Mihaela Vlad
Boleslaw T. Karwowski Mihaela-Simona Subtirelu
Bonglee Kim Mihai Covasa
Boryana Nikolova-Mladenova Mihai CRAIU
Bowen Li Mihai Georgescu
Bożena Cukrowska Mihai Popescu
Božena Ćurko-Cofek Mihail Chervenkov
Bratko Filipic Mihalj Poŝa
Brian D. Adams Mikhail Kostik
Brisamar Estébanez Mikhail Vorob'ev
Bruno Bonnechère Mikkel Nørgård
Cai-Ping Zhang Mikko Laukkanen
Candida Manuel Milan Toma
Cara J. Westmark Milka Mileva
Carla Ferreri Miłosz Caban
Carla Masala Min Deng
Carla Petrella Mindy Millard-Stafford
Carlo Castruccio Castracani Ming-Wei Lin
Carlo Maria Rossi Mira Horváthová
Carlos Escobar Mircea-Catalin Fortofoiu
Carlos Gamarra-Luques Mirolyuba Ilieva
CARLOS ORTIZ-MENDOZA Miroslava Atanassova
Carlos Pastor Vargas mirta crovetto
Carlos Sanz García Mirto Foletto
Carlos Vasconcelos Mislav Mikuš
Carmela Rinaldi Mithun Rudrapal
Carmen Balan Mititelu Magdalena
Carmen Enrique Mirón Mohamad Hesam Shahrajabian
Carmen Rohde Mohamed Ahmed Tammam
Carmen Rubio Armendariz Mohamed Ali
Carmen-Rosa Hernández-Socorro Mohamed Elfaruk
Carmine Izzo Mohamed Jaber
Carol Johnston Mohamed Khalifa
Carol Nash Mohammad Alfhili
Carolina Otero Mohammad Attaullah
CAROLINA PÉREZ REYES Mohammad Mehdizadeh
Carolina Restini Mohammad Qneibi
Caroline S. Stokes Mohammadian Mehdi
Carolyn Abitbol Mohammadreza Mohammadabadi
Carsten Carlberg Mohammed Goni
Cassiano Gonçalves-de-Albuquerque Mohd Nazam Ansari
Catalin Herghelegiu Moisés Silva
Catana Cristina Mojtaba Bayani
Catarina Gregório Martins Mona Boaz
Caterina Formichi Monica Trif
Catharine Fleming Monika Fekete
Catherine Bennetau-Pelissero Monika Grabia
Catherine Chan Monika Kosmala
Catherine Kunyanga Monika Łopuszańska-Dawid
Cécil Meulenberg Monika Martiniaková
Cecilia Georgescu Monika Mielus
Cecilia Lazea Monika Przeor
Celia Strunz Montserrat Esteve
Céline Tiffon Moshe Frenkel
Cenyi Wang Mostafa Baky
Cesar Martín Bozzola Mostafa Gouda
Cesare Sirtori Mostefa FODIL
CESARE Tosetti Muawuz Ijaz
Chad Yixian Han Mugagga Kalyesubula
Chan Zhang Muhammad Adnan Bodlah
Changshan Niu Muhammad Fasih Khalid
Chao Luo MUHAMMAD HUMAYUN
Chao Ma Muhammad Kashif Yar
Chao Sun Muhammad Mahmood
CHARALAMPIA AMERIKANOU Muhammad Nadeem
Chen Dong Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash
Cheng Wang Mujeeb Khan
Chenghao Chen Murali Dama
Chengquan Ma Muralidharan Arumugam Ramachandran
Chennaiah Ande MURUGANANTH KUMAR RAJU
Chenqi Tao Mustafa Yaman
Chethan Sampath Mustapha Imam
Chia Shan Wu Muthukumar Karuppasamy
Chiao-Ming Chen Muthuvel Jayachandran
Chi-Chih Hung Myoung-Sook Shin
Chien-Liang Chen Myron Szewczuk
Chih-Chien Sung Nada Mostafa
Chih-Li Lin Nada Oršolić
Chika Momoki Nader Tanideh
Chin-Lon Lin Nadine Baumgart
Chinmayi Prasanna Nae-Cherng Yang
Christa Nehs Nagendraprabhu Ponnuraj
Christian Bux Nain-Feng CHU
Christie Bennett Naman Vatsa
Christina Oetzmann von Sochaczewski Nan Jiang
Christine Garner Nan Miao
Christine Yee Yan Wai Nan Wang
Christoph Binder Nancy J. Rehrer
Christopher D'adamo Nancy Reame
Christopher Kobierzycki Nancy Saad
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Francesca Bosco Ruocheng Sang
Francesca Denoth Ruojun Wang
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Francesca Zito Ryo Maekawa
Francesco Bruno Ryota Hosomi
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Francesco Maria Calabrese Sabine Brandt
Francesco Salis Sabrina Gensberger-Reigl
Francesco Tovoli Sabrina Masotti
Francesco Visioli Saeid Jafari
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François Mariotti Salman Ahmed
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Gaetano Santulli Sandra Sobocanec
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Gang Wang SANDRO JOSE RIBEIRO BONATTO
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Gheorghiu Monica Saroj Basak
Giancarlo Condello Sasan Adibi
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Giorgio Bedogni Sehar Iqbal
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Giuseppe Cerullo Shah Mohammad Fahim
Giuseppe Della Pepa Shaher Hamaideh
Giuseppe Lisco Shankar Jaikishan Evani
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Giuseppe Stefani Shehwaz Anwar
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Gloria Salazar Shen Rao
Gökmen Özen Sheng Zhang
Gopinath M. Sundaram Sheraz Gul
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Gordana Kenđel Jovanović Shiba Dandpat
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Graça Soveral Shifeng Pan
Graciela Padilla-Castillo Shigeho Tanaka
Grażyna Nowicka Shih-Chieh Shao
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Grzegorz Trybek Shu Yuan
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Guangjie Chen Shubhra Saha
Guangliang Xing Shuguang Wang
Guanying Xu Shuo Li
Guglielmina Froldi Shu-Yong Lin
Guilherme Tamarindo Shweta Tripathi
Gulali Aktas Shyam Kumar Gudey
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Guohui Sun Siemowit Muszyński
Guoyou Zhang Siew-Keah Lee
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Hiroyuki Nojima Stefaan De Smet
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Hoi Leong Xavier Wong Stefana Moisa
Hong Shi Stefania D'Angelo
Hongbing Chen Stefania Grimaudo
Honghui Guo Stefano De Virgiliis
Hongmin Wu Stefano Gonnelli
hosam habib Stefano Guandalini
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Hrvoje Brkić Stefano Piazza
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Hue-Yu Wang Stephen Inbaraj
Hui Hannah Xiaoyan Stephen Inns
Huiwen Ren Stephen Jones
Huma Qureshi Stephen Kolwicz Jr.
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Hung-Pin Tu Steve Taylor
Hunter Waldman Steven Esworthy
Hussein M. El-Husseiny STEVEN YANNICELLI
Hussein Touliabah Subhadip Mukhopadhyay
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Ida Nilsson Suhail Akhtar
Idoia Postigo Sukanya Dej-adisai
Ifigenia Kostoglou-Athanassiou Sukanya Saha
Iga Hołyńska-Iwan Sukhamoy Gorai
Ignacio Díez López Sukkum Chang
Igor Iskusnykh Sultan Saghir
I-Jen Wang Suman Lata Wattal
Ilaria Cataldo Sun Yung Ly
Ilaria Zanotti Sunny Chi Lik Au
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Iliana Mani Surajit Basak
Ilias Mylonis Susan Fairweather-Tait
Iliyan Ivanov Susan McClement
Illimar Altosaar Susan Schembre
Ilona Górna Susan Sergeant
Ilze Beitane Susana Franco
Iman Zarei Susana Rocha
Imran Ali Khan Susanna Klevebro
Inaki Elio Susanne Klaus
Ines Drenjancevic Susanne Rospleszcz
Ines Krbavčić Suzanne De La Monte
Inga Matulyte Suzanne Ford
Ingrid Cipakova Sven F Garbade
Ingrid Friesema Sven Niklander
Ingrid Rodríguez-Buenfil Svetlana Merenkova
Innokenty Mokhosoev Svetoslav Todorov
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Ioana Corina Bocsan SWATI PHALKE
Ioana Ienascu Syed Ali Raza Naqvi
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Ioannis Kyrou Sylvia Twersky
Ioan-Sebastian Brumă Sylvie Berthoz
Ionel Alexandru Checherita Sylwia Płaczkowska
Ionut Donoiu Sylwia Wieder-Huszla
Irena Wojsyk – Banaszak Syuhaily Osman
Irene Baroni Sze Wa Chan
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Irina Kologrivova Tadatoshi Sato
Irina Naletova Tadeusz Derezinski
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Iryna Kravchenko Takaomi Arai
Isaac Amoah Takashi Yazawa
Isaac Boateng Takayoshi Akimoto
Isabel Carmo Takayuki Tsukui
Isabelle A. Leclercq Takeshi Ohkubo
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Isac Medeiros Talal Zari
Isac Sebastian Tamara B. Popović
Isidora Vujcic Tanja Pessi
ISMAEL MONTERO FERNANDEZ Tanmay Kulkarni
Iuliana Aprodu Tao Wang
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Iva Sklempe Kokic Tariq Alalwan
Iván Ferraz-Amaro Tarja Kokkola
Ivan L. Hand Tatjana Radosavljević
Ivan Nagaev Tatsuro Yoneyama
Ivan Pavić Tatt Jhong Haw
Ivan Rubio-Gayosso Taweegrit Siripongboonsitti
Ivan Savic Taylor Wallace
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Ivana Restović Teling Lu
Ivana Škrlec Teodora Alexa-Stratulat
Iwona Puzio Teresa D'Amore
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Izabela Chudzicka-Strugala Teresa Madureira
Izabela Zakrocka Teresa Padro
Izolde Bouloukaki Teresa Rubio-Tomás
Jacek Lewandowicz Teresa Sanclemente
Jacopo Talluri Thais Rasia Silva
Jacqueline Castenmiller Theng Choon Ooi
Jacqueline Takahashi Theocharis Ispoglou
Jadwiga Ambroszkiewicz Theodoros Androutsakos
Jadwiga Hamulka Theodoros Varzakas
Jae-Hyung Park Thiago Alvares
Jaganmay Sarkar Thilini Jayasinghe
Jakub Klekowski tianhao liu
James B. Gibson Tianjie Pu
James Faed Tibebeselassie Keflie
James Waterman Ticuta Negreanu-Pirjol
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Jan Heller Tina Didari
Jan Romantowski Tina Tomazic
janakiram vangala Tingtao Chen
Janet Thompson Tivadar Kiss
Janitschke Daniel Tiziana Bachetti
Janusz Madaj Tobias Fischer
Jaques Waisberg Tom Baranowski
Jaroslav A Hubacek Tomas Fait
Jaroslaw Chmielewski Tomasz Cebulak
Jarosław Domaradzki Tomasz Frączyk
Jaroslaw Kwiecien Tomasz Hikawczuk
Jarosław Walory Tomasz Kostka
Jasbir Upadhyaya Tomasz Lesiow
Jasmina Lukinac Tomasz Płoszaj
Jasna Novak Tomasz Szablewski
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Jeanette Andrade Tomomi Yamazaki
Jean-Marc LOBACCARO Tong Zhao
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Jeffrey Schelling Tricia Johnson
Jennifer Norman Troy Wood
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31 January 2024
MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter #8 - Altmetric and Flat Fee Agreement

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

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


Opening Thoughts

MDPI and Digital Science Meeting

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

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


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

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

What is Altmetric?

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

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

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

Sources Tracked by Altmetric


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

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

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

Read more:

Impactful Research

Ten High-Altmetric Articles Published by MDPI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How do I use altmetrics?

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

Sharing Research Online

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

“An Update on Eukaryotic Viruses Revived from Ancient Permafrost”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inside MDPI

MDPI Annual Meeting Celebrations in China

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

MDPI and TU Delft Adopt Flat Fee Model in Extended Partnership

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

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

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

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

Benefits to MDPI’s IOAP

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

For further information, see our IOAP FAQ.

Closing Thoughts

Reflections on the 2024 APE Conference

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

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

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

Highlights

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

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

“We can share best practices and lessons learned”

Incorporating MDPI’s Insights into Conferences

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

5 January 2024
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2021–2022 in the Section “Sports Nutrition”


As all of the articles published in our journal are in an open access format, you have free and unlimited access to the full text. We welcome you to read our most highly cited papers published in 2021 and 2022, which are listed below:

1. “Creatine in Health and Disease
by Richard B. Kreider and Jeffery R. Stout
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 447; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020447
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/447

2. “Effects of Two Months of Very Low Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet on Body Composition, Muscle Strength, Muscle Area, and Blood Parameters in Competitive Natural Body Builders
by Antonio Paoli, Lorenzo Cenci, PierLuigi Pompei, Nese Sahin, Antonino Bianco, Marco Neri,
Massimiliano Caprio and Tatiana Moro
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 374; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020374
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/374

3. “Creatine for Exercise and Sports Performance, with Recovery Considerations for Healthy Populations
by Antonio Paoli, Lorenzo Cenci, PierLuigi Pompei, Nese Sahin, Antonino Bianco, Marco Neri,
Massimiliano Caprio and Tatiana Moro
Nutrients 2021, 13(6), 1915; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061915
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/6/1915

4. “Caffeine as a Factor Influencing the Functioning of the Human Body—Friend or Foe?
by Kamil Rodak, Izabela Kokot and Ewa Maria Kratz
Nutrients 2021, 13(9), 3088; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13093088
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/9/3088

5. “Creatine Metabolism in Female Reproduction, Pregnancy and Newborn Health
by Anna Maria Muccini, Nhi T. Tran, Deborah L. de Guingand, Mamatha Philip, Paul A. Della Gatta, Robert Galinsky, Larry S. Sherman, Meredith A. Kelleher, Kirsten R. Palmer, Mary J. Berry et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 490; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020490
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/490

6. “Deprescribing Leads to Improved Energy Intake among Hospitalized Older Sarcopenic Adults with Polypharmacy after Stroke
by Ayaka Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Yoshimura, Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Eiji Kose, Fumihiko Nagano, Takahiro Bise, Yoshifumi Kido, Sayuri Shimazu and Ai Shiraishi
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 443; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030443
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/443

7. “Auditing the Representation of Female Versus Male Athletes in Sports Science and Sports Medicine Research: Evidence-Based Performance Supplements
by Ayaka Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Yoshimura, Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Eiji Kose, Fumihiko Nagano, Takahiro Bise, Yoshifumi Kido, Sayuri Shimazu and Ai Shiraishi
Nutrients 2022, 14(5), 953; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14050953
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/5/953

8. “Chair-Stand Exercise Improves Sarcopenia in Rehabilitation Patients after Stroke
by Yoshihiro Yoshimura, Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Fumihiko Nagano, Takahiro Bise, Sayuri Shimazu,
Ai Shiraishi, Yoshifumi Kido and Ayaka Matsumoto
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 461; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030461
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/461

9. “Screening for Low Energy Availability in Male Athletes: Attempted Validation of LEAM-Q
by Bronwen Lundy, Monica K. Torstveit, Thomas B. Stenqvist, Louise M. Burke, Ina Garthe, Gary J. Slater, Christian Ritz and Anna K. Melin
Nutrients 2022, 14(9), 1873; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14091873
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/9/1873

10. “Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), a Mediterranean Diet Component, in the Management of Muscle Mass and Function Preservation”
by Sara Salucci, Anna Bartoletti-Stella, Alberto Bavelloni, Beatrice Aramini, William L. Blalock, Francesco Fabbri, Ivan Vannini, Vittorio Sambri, Franco Stella and Irene Faenza
Nutrients 2022, 14(17), 3567; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14173567
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/17/3567

5 January 2024
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2021–2022 in the Section “Proteins and Amino Acids”


As all of the articles published in our journal are in an open access format, you have free and unlimited access to the full text. We welcome you to read our most highly cited papers published in 2021 and 2022, which are listed below:

1. “Relationship between the Gut Microbiome and Osteoarthritis Pain: Review of the Literature“
by Eleuterio A. Sánchez Romero, Erika Meléndez Oliva, José Luis Alonso Pérez, Sebastián Martín Pérez, Silvia Turroni, Lorenzo Marchese and Jorge Hugo Villafañe
Nutrients 2021, 13(3), 716; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13030716
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/3/716

2. “Are Dietary Proteins the Key to Successful Body Weight Management? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Studies Assessing Body Weight Outcomes after Interventions with Increased Dietary Protein
by Thea Toft Hansen, Arne Astrup and Anders Sjödin
Nutrients 2021, 13(9), 3193; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13093193
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/9/3193

3. ”Transport of Dietary Anti-Inflammatory Peptide, γ-Glutamyl Valine (γ-EV), across the Intestinal Caco-2 Monolayer
by Snigdha Guha, Sophie Alvarez and Kaustav Majumder
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1448; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051448
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1448

4. ”Trans-Epithelial Transport, Metabolism, and Biological Activity Assessment of the Multi-Target Lupin Peptide LILPKHSDAD (P5) and Its Metabolite LPKHSDAD (P5-Met)
by Carmen Lammi, Gilda Aiello, Carlotta Bollati, Jianqiang Li, Martina Bartolomei, Giulia Ranaldi, Simonetta Ferruzza, Enrico Mario Alessandro Fassi, Giovanni Grazioso, Yula Sambuy et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(3), 863; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13030863
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/3/863

5. ”The Effect of Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) Seeds and Hemp Seed Oil on Vascular Dysfunction in Obese Male Zucker Rats
by Michał Majewski and Adam Jurgonski
Nutrients 2021, 13(8), 2575; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082575
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/8/2575

6. ”Protein Quality in Perspective: A Review of Protein Quality Metrics and Their Applications
by Shiksha Adhikari, Marijke Schop, Imke J. M. de Boer and Thom Huppertz
Nutrients 2022, 14(5), 947; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14050947
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/5/947

7. ”GlyNAC (Glycine and N-Acetylcysteine) Supplementation in Mice Increases Length of Life by Correcting Glutathione Deficiency, Oxidative Stress, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Abnormalities in Mitophagy and Nutrient Sensing, and Genomic Damage
by Premranjan Kumar, Ob W. Osahon and Rajagopal V. Sekhar
Nutrients 2022, 14(5), 1114; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14051114
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/5/1114

8. “The Health Benefits of Egg Protein
by Michael J. Puglisi and Maria Luz Fernandez
Nutrients 2022, 14(14), 2904; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14142904
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/14/2904

9. “Indexing of Fatty Acids in Poultry Meat for Its Characterization in Healthy Human Nutrition: A Comprehensive Application of the Scientific Literature and New Proposals
by Alessandro Dal Bosco, Alice Cartoni Mancinelli, Gaetano Vaudo, Massimiliano Cavallo, Cesare Castellini and Simona Mattioli
Nutrients 2022, 14(15), 3110; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14153110
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/15/3110

10. ”Hempseed (Cannabis sativa) Peptide H3 (IGFLIIWV) Exerts Cholesterol-Lowering Effects in Human Hepatic Cell Line”        
by Jianqiang Li, Carlotta Bollati, Martina Bartolomei, Angelica Mazzolari, Anna Arnoldi, Giulio Vistoli and Carmen Lammi
Nutrients 2022, 14(9), 1804; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14091804
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/9/1804

5 January 2024
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2021–2022 in the Section “Prebiotics and Probiotics”


As all of the articles published in our journal are in an open access format, you have free and unlimited access to the full text. We welcome you to read our most highly cited papers published in 2021 and 2022, which are listed below:

1. “Paraprobiotics: A New Perspective for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals”
by Rosa Anna Siciliano, Anna Reale, Maria Fiorella Mazzeo, Stefano Morandi, Tiziana Silvetti and Milena Brasca
Nutrients 2021, 13(4), 1225; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041225
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1225

2. “Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics: Implications and Beneficial Effects against Irritable Bowel Syndrome”
by Elemer Simon, Lavinia Florina Călinoiu, Laura Mitrea and Dan Cristian Vodnar
Nutrients 2021, 13(6), 2112; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13062112
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/6/2112

3. “Malnutrition and Gut Microbiota in Children”
by Ishawu Iddrisu, Andrea Monteagudo-Mera, Carlos Poveda, Simone Pyle, Muhammad Shahzad,
Simon Andrews and Gemma Emily Walton
Nutrients 2021, 13(8), 2727; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082727
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/8/2727

4. “Diarrhea Predominant-Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-D): Effects of Different Nutritional Patterns on Intestinal Dysbiosis and Symptoms”
by Annamaria Altomare, Claudia Di Rosa, Elena Imperia, Sara Emerenziani, Michele Cicala and Michele Pier Luca Guarino
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1506; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051506
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1506

5. “Gut Microbiota and Complications of Type-2 Diabetes”
by Camelia Oana Iatcu, Aimee Steen and Mihai Covasa
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 166; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010166
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/166

6. “Fermented Foods, Health and the Gut Microbiome”
by Natasha K. Leeuwendaal, Catherine Stanton, Paul W. O’Toole and Tom P. Beresford
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1527; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071527
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/7/1527

7. “The Complex Role of Lactic Acid Bacteria in Food Detoxification”
by Penka Petrova, Alexander Arsov, Flora Tsvetanova, Tsvetomila Parvanova-Mancheva, Evgenia Vasileva, Lidia Tsigoriyna and Kaloyan Petrov
Nutrients 2022, 14(10), 2038; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14102038
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/10/2038

8. “Effect of Probiotics on Psychiatric Symptoms and Central Nervous System Functions in Human Health and Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”
by Charlotte Le Morvan de Sequeira, Charlotte Hengstberger, Paul Enck and Isabelle Mack
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 621; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030621
Available online:https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/621

9. “Curcumin Supplementation (Meriva®) Modulates Inflammation, Lipid Peroxidation and Gut Microbiota Composition in Chronic Kidney Disease”
by Francesca Pivari, Alessandra Mingione, Giada Piazzini, Camilla Ceccarani, Emerenziana Ottaviano, Caterina Brasacchio, Michele Dei Cas, Margherita Vischi, Mario Gennaro Cozzolino, Paolo Fogagnolo et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 231; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010231
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/231

10. “Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review”
by Geraldine Leader, Cathal Abberton, Stephen Cunningham, Katie Gilmartin, Margo Grudzien, Emily Higgins, Lokesh Joshi, Sally Whelan and Arlene Mannion
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1471; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071471
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/7/1471

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Nobel Prize Laureates Entrust MDPI with Their Research

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

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

The best of the best trust us with their work.

Nobel Prize Laureates Who Have Published with MDPI

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

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

2023 Nobel Prize Winners Published by MDPI

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

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

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

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

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

Read more:

Impactful Research

MDPI Journals Newly Indexed in 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more:

Inside MDPI

MDPI Appoints New Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

MDPI’s 2024 In-Person Academic Events Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming events with details to be announced:

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

Click here for all upcoming MDPI events.

Organize Your Event with MDPI’s Sciforum

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

Closing Thoughts

Reflecting on 2023 and Looking Ahead to 2024

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

Becoming a stronger organisation

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

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

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

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

Accountability and communication

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

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

Here’s to a joyous and prosperous 2024!

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

29 December 2023
Nutrients | Invitation to Read the Current Editor’s Choice Articles Published in 2021–2023


Editor's Choice Articles are selected based on suggestions from Nutrients’ academic editors worldwide. The editors select a small number of recently published articles that they consider particularly interesting to our readers or important in their respective fields of research. You are welcome to read the updated 2021–2023 Editor's Choice Articles, a curated list of high-quality articles from Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643). The full list of Editor's Choice Articles can be viewed at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients/editors_choice.

“Nutritional Components in Western Diet Versus Mediterranean Diet at the Gut Microbiota–Immune System Interplay. Implications for Health and Disease”
by Cielo García-Montero, Oscar Fraile-Martínez, Ana M. Gómez-Lahoz, Leonel Pekarek, Alejandro J. Castellanos, Fernando Noguerales-Fraguas, Santiago Coca, Luis G. Guijarro, Natalio García-Honduvilla, Angel Asúnsolo et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 699; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020699
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/699
Cited by 137 | Viewed by 26550+

“Obesity and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors: From Childhood to Adulthood”
by Dorota Drozdz, Julio Alvarez-Pitti, Małgorzata Wójcik, Claudio Borghi, Rosita Gabbianelli, Artur Mazur, Vesna Herceg-Čavrak, Beatriz Gonzalez Lopez-Valcarcel, Michał Brzeziński, Empar Lurbe et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(11), 4176; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13114176
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/11/4176
Cited by 108 | Viewed by 14520+

“Ultra-Processed Foods and Nutritional Dietary Profile: A Meta-Analysis of Nationally Representative Samples”
by Daniela Martini, Justyna Godos, Marialaura Bonaccio, Paola Vitaglione and Giuseppe Grosso
Nutrients 2021, 13(10), 3390; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103390
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/10/3390
Cited by 97 | Viewed by 9550+

“Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Other Lifestyle Factors in the Prevention of Cognitive Decline and Dementia”
by Ligia J. Dominguez, Nicola Veronese, Laura Vernuccio, Giuseppina Catanese, Flora Inzerillo, Giuseppe Salemi and Mario Barbagallo
Nutrients 2021, 13(11), 4080; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13114080
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/11/4080
Cited by 81 | Viewed by 16500+

“Mediterranean Diet as an Antioxidant: The Impact on Metabolic Health and Overall Wellbeing”
by Katherina V. Gantenbein and Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein
Nutrients 2021, 13(6), 1951; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061951
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/6/1951
Cited by 77 | Viewed by 11345+

“Overview of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and the Role of Sugary Food Consumption and Other Dietary Components in Its Development”
by Pau Vancells Lujan, Esther Viñas Esmel and Emilio Sacanella Meseguer
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1442; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051442
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1442
Cited by 69 | Viewed by 14480+

“The Role of Diet Quality in Mediating the Association between Ultra-Processed Food Intake, Obesity and Health-Related Outcomes: A Review of Prospective Cohort Studies”
by Samuel J. Dicken and Rachel L. Batterham
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 23; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010023
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/23
Cited by 69 | Viewed by 14730+

“Vitamin D and Cancer: An Historical Overview of the Epidemiology and Mechanisms”
by Alberto Muñoz and William B. Grant
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1448; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071448
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/7/1448
Cited by 65 | Viewed by 8785+

“Fermented Foods, Health and the Gut Microbiome”
by Natasha K. Leeuwendaal, Catherine Stanton, Paul W. O’Toole and Tom P. Beresford
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1527; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071527
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/7/1527
Cited by 56 | Viewed by 17640+

“The Role of Diet and Interventions on Multiple Sclerosis: A Review”
by Panagiotis Stoiloudis, Evangelia Kesidou, Christos Bakirtzis, Styliani-Aggeliki Sintila, Natalia Konstantinidou, Marina Boziki and Nikolaos Grigoriadis
Nutrients 2022, 14(6), 1150; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14061150
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/6/1150
Cited by 42 | Viewed by 7975+

“Ultra-Processed Food Consumption and Mental Health: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies”
by Melissa M. Lane, Elizabeth Gamage, Nikolaj Travica, Thusharika Dissanayaka, Deborah N. Ashtree, Sarah Gauci, Mojtaba Lotfaliany, Adrienne O’Neil, Felice N. Jacka and Wolfgang Marx
Nutrients 2022, 14(13), 2568; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14132568
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/13/2568
Cited by 36 | Viewed by 19455+

“Vitamin D in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Mechanisms of Action and Therapeutic Implications”
by Filippo Vernia, Marco Valvano, Salvatore Longo, Nicola Cesaro, Angelo Viscido and Giovanni Latella
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 269; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020269
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/269
Cited by 35 | Viewed by 5845+

“Sleep Quality: A Narrative Review on Nutrition, Stimulants, and Physical Activity as Important Factors”
by Monika Sejbuk, Iwona Mirończuk-Chodakowska and Anna Maria Witkowska
Nutrients 2022, 14(9), 1912; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14091912
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/9/1912
Cited by 36 | Viewed by 20545+

“The Impact of Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics during Pregnancy or Lactation on the Intestinal Microbiota of Children Born by Cesarean Section: A Systematic Review”
by Sandra Martín-Peláez, Naomi Cano-Ibáñez, Miguel Pinto-Gallardo and Carmen Amezcua-Prieto
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 341; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020341
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/341
Cited by 26 | Viewed by 5770+

“Taurine Supplementation as a Neuroprotective Strategy upon Brain Dysfunction in Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes”
by Zeinab Rafiee, Alba M. García-Serrano and João M. N. Duarte
Nutrients 2022, 14(6), 1292; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14061292
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/6/1292
Cited by 26 | Viewed by 10220+

“Vitamin D in Osteosarcopenic Obesity”
by Luigi Di Filippo, Rebecca De Lorenzo, Andrea Giustina, Patrizia Rovere-Querini and Caterina Conte
Nutrients 2022, 14(9), 1816; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14091816
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/9/1816
Cited by 27 | Viewed by 5355+

“Systematic Review of the Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity on the Gut Microbiome of Older Adults”
by Catarina Ramos, Glenn R. Gibson, Gemma E. Walton, Daniele Magistro, Will Kinnear and Kirsty Hunter
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 674; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030674
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/674
Cited by 24 | Viewed by 6185+

“Intestinal Barrier Permeability in Allergic Diseases”
by Monika Niewiem and Urszula Grzybowska-Chlebowczyk
Nutrients 2022, 14(9), 1893; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14091893
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/9/1893
Cited by 24 | Viewed by 3905+

“The Effects of Nutritional Interventions on the Cognitive Development of Preschool-Age Children: A Systematic Review”
by Marina Roberts, Terezie Tolar-Peterson, Abby Reynolds, Caitlin Wall, Nicole Reeder and Gina Rico Mendez
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 532; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030532
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/532
Cited by 24 | Viewed by 10505+

“GlyNAC (Glycine and N-Acetylcysteine) Supplementation in Mice Increases Length of Life by Correcting Glutathione Deficiency, Oxidative Stress, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Abnormalities in Mitophagy and Nutrient Sensing, and Genomic Damage”
by Premranjan Kumar, Ob W. Osahon and Rajagopal V. Sekhar
Nutrients 2022, 14(5), 1114; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14051114
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/5/1114
Cited by 24 | Viewed by 28500+

“Short-Chain Fatty-Acid-Producing Bacteria: Key Components of the Human Gut Microbiota”
by William Fusco, Manuel Bernabeu Lorenzo, Marco Cintoni, Serena Porcari, Emanuele Rinninella, Francesco Kaitsas, Elena Lener, Maria Cristina Mele, Antonio Gasbarrini, Maria Carmen Collado et al.
Nutrients 2023, 15(9), 2211; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15092211
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/9/2211
Cited by 19 | Viewed by 5230+

“Role of Vitamin D Deficiency in the Pathogenesis of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases”
by Éva Pál, Zoltán Ungvári, Zoltán Benyó and Szabolcs Várbíró
Nutrients 2023, 15(2), 334; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15020334
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/2/334
Cited by 19 | Viewed by 4555+

“Low Adherence to Mediterranean Diet Is Associated with Probable Sarcopenia in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Results from the Longevity Check-Up (Lookup) 7+ Project”
by Stefano Cacciatore, Riccardo Calvani, Emanuele Marzetti, Anna Picca, Hélio José Coelho-Júnior, Anna Maria Martone, Claudia Massaro, Matteo Tosato and Francesco Landi
Nutrients 2023, 15(4), 1026; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15041026
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/4/1026
Cited by 19 | Viewed by 3250+

“Nutritional Quality of Plant-Based Meat and Dairy Imitation Products and Comparison with Animal-Based Counterparts”
by Alexandra Katidi, Konstantina Xypolitaki, Antonis Vlassopoulos and Maria Kapsokefalou
Nutrients 2023, 15(2), 401; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15020401
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/2/401
Cited by 13 | Viewed by 4545+

“Update on Anti-Inflammatory Molecular Mechanisms Induced by Oleic Acid”
by Consuelo Santa-María, Soledad López-Enríquez, Sergio Montserrat-de la Paz, Isabel Geniz, María Edith Reyes-Quiroz, Manuela Moreno, Francisca Palomares, Francisco Sobrino and Gonzalo Alba
Nutrients 2023, 15(1), 224; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15010224
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/1/224
Cited by 11 | Viewed by 7015+

27 December 2023
Meet Us Online at the 4th International Electronic Conference on Nutrients (IECN 2024), 16–18 October 2024


We are pleased to announce that the 4th International Electronic Conference on Nutrients (IECN 2024) is back. The conference is organized by the MDPI’s journal Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643, Impact Factor: 5.9) and will take place virtually from 16 to 18 October 2024, Central European Summer Time.

This conference aims to serve as a multidisciplinary platform for the exploration of innovative research and advancements in nutrient science. Emphasizing both macro- and micronutrients, the conference will delve into novel methodologies for nutrient extraction, bioavailability, and functional food development. Analytical techniques such as metabolomics, proteomics, and nutrient profiling will be discussed in the context of their application to food safety and quality. As the global search for healthier and more sustainable diets intensifies, the role of nutrients and lifestyle modification are at the forefront. For a healthier and more sustainable diet, it is clear that most people will need to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet. Moreover, as we strive to feed a growing world population, the role of plant-based foods becomes increasingly critical. The aim is to explore the effectiveness of using plant-based nutrition as a primary approach in preventing, suspending, and even reversing chronic diseases. Furthermore, the conference aims to foster dialogue on the critical intersections between nutrient science, public health, and sustainable food systems. Our collective goal is to challenge existing scientific paradigms, broaden the scope of research, and contribute to an integrated approach where innovation, health, and sustainability coexist harmoniously.

The topics of this conference include:
S1. Plant-Based Diets: Health and Well-being;
S2. Innovation in Dietary Choices;
S3. Diet and Chronic Disease Management;
S4. Global Nutrition Trends: Shaping Health and Athletic Performance;
S5. Behavioral Approaches to Healthier Eating;
S6. Nutrition Across the Lifespan.

Important Deadlines:
1. Deadline for abstract submission: 18 June 2024.
2. Announcement of oral and poster abstract results: 16 August 2024. You will be notified of the acceptance of an oral/poster presentation in a separate email.

For any inquiries regarding the event, please contact [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you at the 4th International Electronic Conference on Nutrients.

Conference Chair:
Prof. Dr. Mauro Lombardo, Department of Human Sciences and Promotion of Quality of Life, San Raffaele Open University, Rome

22 December 2023
Nutrients Webinar | Functional Foods and Sustainable Health, 31 January 2024


Functional foods have become a growing trend worldwide due to consumers’ demand for foods with health-promoting effects as well as manufacturers’ interest in a rapidly growing market. The inclusion of functional foods in a balanced dietary plan may have an impact on the prevention and management of diseases, and consequently it can support health sustainability and economic growth.

The Special Issue “Functional Foods and Sustainable Health” aims to highlight the use of functional foods for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and healthy aging, as well as the underlying mechanisms connecting functional foods/ingredients with beneficial effects on target body functions.

In the context of this Special Issue, this webinar aims to discuss different aspects of the research in the field of functional foods, including the following:

  • Ethical issues and concerns with the use of animals in food science;
  • Practical issues for the bioactivity assessment of functional foods during nutritional interventions/clinical trials;
  • Generation of novel food products using functional ingredients.

Date: 31 January 2024 at 10:00 a.m. CET | 5:00 p.m. CST Asia
Webinar ID: 847 4883 5937
Webinar website: https://sciforum.net/event/Nutrients-12

Register now for free!

Speaker

Presentation

Time in CET

Time in CST Asia

Dr. Amalia Yanni and Prof. Dr. Yiannis Kourkoutas

Chair Introduction

10:00–10:10 a.m.

5:00–5:10 p.m.

Dr. Nikolaos Kostomitsopoulos

Ethical Issues and Concerns on the Use of Animals in Food Science

10:10–10:30 a.m.

5:10–5:30 p.m.

Dr. Antonios E. Koutelidakis and Dr. Olga Papagianni

Nutritional Interventions-Clinical Trials: Practical Issues for Bioactivity Assessment of Innovative Functional Foods

10:30–10:50 a.m.

5:30–5:50 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Tzakos

Exploiting the Epirusherbs Database to Generate Novel Products

10:50–11:10 a.m.

5:50–6:10 p.m.

 

Q&A Session

11:10–11:25 a.m.

6:10–6:25 p.m.

Dr. Amalia Yanni and Prof. Dr. Yiannis Kourkoutas

Closing of Webinar

11:25–11:30 a.m.

6:25–6:30 p.m.


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

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

Webinar Chairs and Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Amalia Yanni, Laboratory of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physical Chemistry of Foods, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece;
  • Prof. Dr. Yiannis Kourkoutas, Laboratory of Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece;
  • Dr. Nikolaos Kostomitsopoulos, Senior Research Scientist, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens 115 27, Greece;
  • Dr. Antonios E. Koutelidakis, Unit of Human Nutrition, Laboratory of Nutrition and Public Health, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of the Aegean, 81400 Lemnos, Greece;
  • Dr. Olga Papagianni, Unit of Human Nutrition, Laboratory of Nutrition and Health, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of the Aegean, 81400 Lemnos, Greece;
  • Dr. Andreas Tzakos, Section of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, GR-45110, Greece.

Relevant Special Issue:
Functional Foods and Sustainable Health
Guest Editors: Amalia Yanni and Yiannis Kourkoutas
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024

12 December 2023
Editorial Board Members from Nutrients Featured in the 2023 Highly Cited Researchers List Published by Clarivate


Recently, ClarivateTM revealed its 2023 list of Highly Cited ResearchersTM—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 ScienceTM database. This year, 7,125 Highly Cited Researcher 2023 designations were issued to 6,849 individuals, 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. 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, 13 members of the Editorial Board of Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643) were selected for the list of Highly Cited Researchers by ClarivateTM in 2023. They are being recognized for their high-quality scientific research achievements and outstanding contributions to their professional fields. The Nutrients 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

Fasano, Alessio

Cross-Field

Massachusetts General Hospital, United States

Gasbarrini, Antonio

Cross-Field

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy

La Vecchia, Carlo

Clinical Medicine

University of Milan, Italy

Franceschi, Claudio

Cross-Field

University of Bologna, Italy

Rodriguez-Manas, Leocadio

Cross-Field

Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Spain

Holick, Michael F.

Cross-Field

Boston University, United States

Tsao, Rong

Agricultural Sciences

Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Canada

Grant, William B.

Cross-Field

Sunlight, Nutrition and Health Research Center (SUNARC), United States

Godos, Justyna

Agricultural Sciences

University of Catania, Italy

Giampieri, Francesca

Agricultural Sciences

Marche Polytechnic University, Italy

Galvano, Fabio

Agricultural Sciences

University of Catania, Italy

Sureda, Antoni

Cross-Field

Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain

Grosso, Giuseppe

Agricultural Sciences

University of Catania, Italy

7 December 2023
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2021–2022 in the Section “Micronutrients and Human Health”


As all of the articles published in our journal are of an open access format, you have free and unlimited access to the full text. We welcome you to read our most highly cited papers published in 2021 and 2022 listed below:

1. “Vitamin C—Sources, Physiological Role, Kinetics, Deficiency, Use, Toxicity, and Determination”
by Martin Doseděl, Eduard Jirkovský, Kateřina Macáková, Lenka Kujovská Krčmová, Lenka Javorská, Jana Pourová, Laura Mercolini, Fernando Remião, Lucie Nováková, Přemysl Mladěnka et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 615; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020615
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/615

2. “Magnesium: Biochemistry, Nutrition, Detection, and Social Impact of Diseases Linked to Its Deficiency”
by Diana Fiorentini, Concettina Cappadone, Giovanna Farruggia and Cecilia Prata
Nutrients 2021, 13(4), 1136; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041136
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1136

3. “Magnesium in Aging, Health and Diseases”
by Mario Barbagallo, Nicola Veronese and Ligia J. Dominguez
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 463; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020463
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/463

4. “Vitamin A Update: Forms, Sources, Kinetics, Detection, Function, Deficiency, Therapeutic Use and Toxicity”
by Alejandro Carazo, Alejandro Carazo, Kateřina Matoušová, Lenka Kujovská Krčmová, Michele Protti and Přemysl Mladěnka
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1703; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051703
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1703

5. “Vitamin D and Cancer: An Historical Overview of the Epidemiology and Mechanisms”
by Alberto Muñoz and William B. Grant
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1448; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071448
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/7/1448

6. “Lutein and Zeaxanthin and Their Roles in Age-Related Macular Degeneration—Neurodegenerative Disease”
by Małgorzata Mrowicka, Jerzy Mrowicki, Ewa Kucharska and Ireneusz Majsterek
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 827; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040827
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/827

7. “Emerging Roles of Vitamin D-Induced Antimicrobial Peptides in Antiviral Innate Immunity”
by John H. White
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 284; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020284
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/284

8. “Vitamin D and Its Target Genes”
by Carsten Carlberg
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1354; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071354
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/7/1354

9. “Vitamin D in Osteosarcopenic Obesity”
by Luigi Di Filippo, Rebecca De Lorenzo, Andrea Giustina, Patrizia Rovere-Querini and Caterina Conte
Nutrients 2022, 14(9), 1816; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14091816
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/9/1816

10. “Overlapping Mechanisms of Action of Brain-Active Bacteria and Bacterial Metabolites in the Pathogenesis of Common Brain Diseases”
by Tanja Patricia Eicher and M. Hasan Mohajeri
Nutrients 2022, 14(13), 2661; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14132661
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/13/2661

7 December 2023
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2021–2022 in the Section “Geriatric Nutrition”


As all of the articles published in our journal are of an open access format, you have free and unlimited access to the full text. We welcome you to read our most highly cited papers published in 2021 and 2022 listed below:

1. “The Role of Macronutrients, Micronutrients and Flavonoid Polyphenols in the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis”
by Monika Martiniakova, Martina Babikova, Vladimira Mondockova, Jana Blahova, Veronika Kovacova and Radoslav Omelka
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 523; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030523
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/523

2. “Whey Protein, Leucine- and Vitamin-D-Enriched Oral Nutritional Supplementation for the Treatment of Sarcopenia”
by Emanuele Cereda, Roberto Pisati, Mariangela Rondanelli and Riccardo Caccialanza
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1524; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071524
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/7/1524

3. “Healthy Aging and Dietary Patterns”
by Ligia J. Dominguez, Nicola Veronese, Eleonora Baiamonte, Martina Guarrera, Angela Parisi, Chiara Ruffolo, Federica Tagliaferri and Mario Barbagallo
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 889; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040889
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/889

4. “Effect of 12-Week Intake of Nicotinamide Mononucleotide on Sleep Quality, Fatigue, and Physical Performance in Older Japanese Adults: A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study”
by Mijin Kim, Jaehoon Seol, Toshiya Sato, Yuichiro Fukamizu, Takanobu Sakurai and Tomohiro Okura
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 755; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040755
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/755

5. “Malnutrition in Hospitalized Old Patients: Screening and Diagnosis, Clinical Outcomes, and Management”
by Francesco Bellanti, Aurelio lo Buglio, Stefano Quiete and Gianluigi Vendemiale
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 910; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040910
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/910

6. “Impact of Malnutrition Status on Muscle Parameter Changes over a 5-Year Follow-Up of Community-Dwelling Older Adults from the SarcoPhAge Cohort”
by Laetitia Lengelé, Olivier Bruyère, Charlotte Beaudart, Jean-Yves Reginster and Médéa Locquet
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 407; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020407
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/407

7. “Effects of Dietary Food Components on Cognitive Functions in Older Adults”
by Hitoshi Ozawa, Taiki Miyazawa and Teruo Miyazawa
Nutrients 2021, 13(8), 2804; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082804
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/8/2804

8. “Prevalence of Undernutrition, Frailty and Sarcopenia in Community-Dwelling People Aged 50 Years and Above: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”
by Nada Almohaisen, Matthew Gittins, Chris Todd, Jana Sremanakova, Anne Marie Sowerbutts, Amal Aldossari, Asrar Almutairi, Debra Jones and Sorrel Burden
Nutrients 2022, 14(8), 1537; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14081537
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/8/1537

9. “The Effect of Nutrition on Aging—A Systematic Review Focusing on Aging-Related Biomarkers”
by Catarina Leitão, Anna Mignano, Marta Estrela, Marta Estrela, Adolfo Figueiras, Fátima Roque and Maria Teresa Herdeiro
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 554; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030554
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/554

10. “Treatment-Related Dysgeusia in Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer: A Comprehensive Review”
by Lucrezia Togni, Marco Mascitti, Arianna Vignini, Sonila Alia, Davide Sartini, Alberta Barlattani, Monica Emanuelli and Andrea Santarelli
Nutrients 2021, 13(10), 3325; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103325
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/10/3325

6 December 2023
Nutrients 2023 Young Investigator Award—Winner Announced


We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Nutrients 2023 Young Investigator Award—Dr. Jonas Salling Quist.

Dr. Jonas Salling Quist is a senior researcher at Steno Diabetes Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. He is also a visiting researcher in the Appetite Control and Energy Balance Research Group at the University of Leeds, UK. He focuses on lifestyle, circadian rhythm, appetite regulation, and metabolism in relation to the prevention and treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes areas where he has received significant scientific recognition. Dr. Jonas Salling Quist received his Ph.D. in 2017 and has an outstanding publication record, comprising 36 publications in international peer-reviewed journals in the last 5 years. His Scopus scientific citation number is 511 and his Hirsch index is 13. He is a rising star in the field, with a remarkable record of achievement for a young investigator at this stage of his career, especially in light of the competitive environment of scientific research today. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jonas Salling Quist on his outstanding achievements.

As the awardee, Dr. Jonas Salling Quist will receive an honorarium of CHF 2000, an offer to publish a paper free of charge in Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643) following peer review before the end of 2024, and an electronic certificate.

We would like to thank all the nominators from various fields of research for their participation, and all the Award Committee members for their evaluation of the many excellent nominations.

Prof. Dr. Maria Luz Fernandez
Editor-in-Chief of Nutrients

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

22 November 2023
Recruiting Reviewer Board Members for Nutrients


We are recruiting Reviewer Board Members for Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643). If you are an active researcher in the field and are passionate about promoting the publication of cutting-edge research, please contact the Nutrients Editorial Office ([email protected]) to apply for this role.

Nutrients is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, advanced forum for publishing studies related to human nutrition, and it is published semimonthly online by MDPI. The aims and scope of the journal can be found via the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients/about.

The Reviewer Board (RB) consists of experienced researchers whose main responsibility is to regularly and actively support journals by providing high quality, rigorous, and transparent review reports for submitted manuscripts within their area of expertise. The initial term is for one year, which can then be renewed or terminated.

The benefits of joining our Reviewer Board are as follows:

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  • We award discounts for comprehensive and timely reviews. These vouchers can be used for all MDPI journals;
  • You will receive a personalized reviewer certificate;
  • Review frequency is flexible and based on your schedule;
  • You can showcase your peer reviews and editorial contributions to our journal readers.

If you are interested in this position, please send your application, including a full academic CV, to the Nutrients Editorial Office ([email protected]). We look forward to collaborating with you.

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

15 November 2023
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2021 in the Section “Nutrition and Public Health”


As all of the articles published in our journal are in an open access format, you have free and unlimited access to the full text. We welcome you to read our most highly cited papers published in 2021 listed below:

“Universal School Meals and Associations with Student Participation, Attendance, Academic Performance, Diet Quality, Food Security, and Body Mass Index: A Systematic Review”
by Juliana F. W. Cohen, Amelie A. Hecht, Gabriella M. McLoughlin, Lindsey Turner and Marlene B. Schwartz
Nutrients 2021, 13(3), 911; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13030911
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/3/911

“Edible Insects versus Meat—Nutritional Comparison: Knowledge of Their Composition Is the Key to Good Health”
by Agnieszka Orkusz
Nutrients 2021, 13(4), 1207; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041207
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1207

“A Systematic Review of Worldwide Consumption of Ultra-Processed Foods: Findings and Criticisms”
by Mirko Marino, Federica Puppo, Cristian Del Bo’, Valentina Vinelli, Patrizia Riso, Marisa Porrini and Daniela Martini
Nutrients 2021, 13(8), 2778; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082778
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/8/2778

“Vegan Diet Health Benefits in Metabolic Syndrome”
by Giulia Marrone, Cristina Guerriero, Daniela Palazzetti, Paolo Lido, Alessandro Marolla, Francesca Di Daniele and Annalisa Noce
Nutrients 2021, 13(3), 817; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13030817
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/3/817

“Natural Bioactive Compounds Useful in Clinical Management of Metabolic Syndrome”
by Annalisa Noce, Manuela Di Lauro, Francesca Di Daniele, Anna Pietroboni Zaitseva, Giulia Marrone, Patrizia Borboni and Nicola Di Daniele
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 630; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020630
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/630

“Plasma Free Fatty Acid Concentration as a Modifiable Risk Factor for Metabolic Disease”
by Gregory C. Henderson
Nutrients 2021, 13(8), 2590; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082590
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/8/2590

“Perinatal Dietary Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Brain Development, Role in Neurodevelopmental Disorders”
by Maud Martinat, Moïra Rossitto, Mathieu Di Miceli and Sophie Layé
Nutrients 2021, 13(4), 1185; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041185
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1185

“Diet–Microbiota Interactions in Inflammatory Bowel Disease”
by Kohei Sugihara and Nobuhiko Kamada
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1533; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051533
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1533

“Human Milk Exosomal MicroRNA: Associations with Maternal Overweight/Obesity and Infant Body Composition at 1 Month of Life”
by Kruti B. Shah, Steven D. Chernausek, Lori D. Garman, Nathan P. Pezant, Jasmine F. Plows, Harmeet K. Kharoud, Ellen W. Demerath and David A. Fields
Nutrients 2021, 13(4), 1091; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041091
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1091

The Immunopathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease Is Related to the Composition of Gut Microbiota”
by Friedrich Leblhuber, Daniela Ehrlich, Kostja Steiner, Simon Geisler, Dietmar Fuchs, Lukas Lanser and Katharina Kurz
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 361; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020361
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/361

15 November 2023
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2021 in the Section “Clinical Nutrition”


As all of the articles published in our journal are in an open access format, you have free and unlimited access to the full text. We welcome you to read our most highly cited papers published in 2021 listed below:

“Malnutrition in Older Adults—Recent Advances and Remaining Challenges”
by Kristina Norman, Ulrike Haß and Matthias Pirlich
Nutrients 2021, 13(8), 2764; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082764
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/8/2764

Nutrition and Kidney Stone Disease”
by Roswitha Siener
Nutrients 2021, 13(6), 1917; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061917
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/6/1917

“Phytosterols, Cholesterol Control, and Cardiovascular Disease”
by Andrea Poli, Franca Marangoni, Alberto Corsini, Enzo Manzato, Walter Marrocco, Daniela Martini, Gerardo Medea and Francesco Visioli
Nutrients 2021, 13(8), 2810; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082810
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/8/2810

Edible Mushrooms and Beta-Glucans: Impact on Human Health”
by Chiara Cerletti, Simona Esposito and Licia Iacoviello
Nutrients 2021, 13(7), 2195; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072195
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/7/2195

Food and Food Groups in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): The Design of the Groningen Anti-Inflammatory Diet (GrAID)”
by Marjo J. E. Campmans-Kuijpers and Gerard Dijkstra
Nutrients 2021, 13(4), 1067; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041067
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1067

Diet, Microbiome, and Cancer Immunotherapy—A Comprehensive Review”
by Michał Szczyrek, Paulina Bitkowska, Patryk Chunowski, Paulina Czuchryta, Paweł Krawczyk and Janusz Milanowski
Nutrients 2021, 13(7), 2217; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072217
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/7/2217

Curcumin in Metabolic Health and Disease”
by Marzena Jabczyk, Justyna Nowak, Bartosz Hudzik and Barbara Zubelewicz-Szkodzińska
Nutrients 2021, 13(12), 4440; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13124440
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/12/4440

The Association between Diet and Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Systematic Review”
by Elena S. George, Surbhi Sood, Anna Broughton, Georgia Cogan, Megan Hickey, Wai San Chan, Sonal Sudan and Amanda J. Nicoll
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 172; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010172
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/172

Physiology and Inflammation Driven Pathophysiology of Iron Homeostasis—Mechanistic Insights into Anemia of Inflammation and Its Treatment”
by Lukas Lanser, Dietmar Fuchs, Katharina Kurz and Günter Weiss
Nutrients 2021, 13(11), 3732; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13113732
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/11/3732

The Gluten-Free Diet for Celiac Disease and Beyond”
by Bara Aljada, Ahmed Zohni and Wael El-Matary
Nutrients 2021, 13(11), 3993; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13113993
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/11/3993

13 November 2023
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2021–2022 in the Section “Nutritional Policies and Education for Health Promotion”


We welcome you to read highly cited papers published in 2021 and 2022 listed below:

1. “Food-Based Dietary Guidelines around the World: A Comparative Analysis to Update AESAN Scientific Committee Dietary Recommendations”
by Montaña Cámara, Rosa María Giner, Elena González-Fandos, Esther López-García, Jordi Mañes, María P. Portillo, Magdalena Rafecas, Laura Domínguez and José Alfredo Martínez
Nutrients 2021, 13(9), 3131; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13093131
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/9/3131

2. “Intensive Treatments in Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa”
by Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann
Nutrients 2021, 13(4), 1265; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041265
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1265

3. “Factors Related to Diet Quality: A Cross-Sectional Study of 1055 University Students”
by Enrique Ramón-Arbués, José-Manuel Granada-López, Blanca Martínez-Abadía, Emmanuel Echániz-Serrano, Isabel Antón-Solanas and Benjamin Adam Jerue
Nutrients 2021, 13(10), 3512; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103512
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/10/3512

4. “Gamification for the Improvement of Diet, Nutritional Habits, and Body Composition in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”
by Nora Suleiman-Martos, Rubén A. García-Lara, María Begoña Martos-Cabrera, Luis Albendín-García, José Luis Romero-Béjar, Guillermo A. Cañadas-De la Fuente and José L. Gómez-Urquiza
Nutrients 2021, 13(7), 2478; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072478
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/7/2478

5. “Nutritional Quality of Pasta Sold on the Italian Market: The Food Labelling of Italian Products (FLIP) Study”
by Marika Dello Russo, Carmela Spagnuolo, Stefania Moccia, Donato Angelino, Nicoletta Pellegrini, Daniela Martini, and on behalf of the Italian Society of Human Nutrition (SINU) Young Working Group
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 171; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010171
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/171

6. “Macro- and Micronutrient Intake in Children with Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder”
by Ricarda Schmidt, Andreas Hiemisch, Wieland Kiess, Kai von Klitzing, Franziska Schlensog-Schuster and Anja Hilbert
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 400; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020400
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/400

7. “An Update Regarding the Bioactive Compound of Cereal By-Products: Health Benefits and Potential Applications”
by Anca Corina Fărcaș, Sonia Ancuța Socaci, Silvia Amalia Nemeș, Oana Lelia Pop, Teodora Emilia Coldea, Melinda Fogarasi and Elena Suzana Biriș-Dorhoi
Nutrients 2022, 14(17), 3470; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14173470
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/17/3470

8. “Does Examining the Childhood Food Experiences Help to Better Understand Food Choices in Adulthood?”
by Aleksandra Małachowska and Marzena Jeżewska-Zychowicz
Nutrients 2021, 13(3), 983; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13030983
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/3/983

9. “Physical Education and the Adoption of Habits Related to the Mediterranean Diet”
by María-Jesús Lirola, Rubén Trigueros,Jose M. Aguilar-Parra, Isabel Mercader, Juan M. Fernandez Campoy and Mª del Pilar Díaz-López
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 567; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020567
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/567

10. “Education Interventions to Improve Knowledge, Beliefs, Intentions and Practices with Respect to Dietary Supplements and Doping Substances: A Narrative Review”
by Jana Daher, Dalia El Khoury and John J. M. Dwyer
Nutrients 2021, 13(11), 3935; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13113935
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/11/3935

11 November 2023
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2021–2022 in the Section “Nutrition in Women”


We welcome you to read highly cited papers published in 2021 and 2022 listed below:

1. “Botanicals in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis”
by Wojciech Słupski, Paulina Jawień and Beata Nowak
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1609; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051609
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1609

2. “Maternal Obesity and Risk of Low Birth Weight, Fetal Growth Restriction, and Macrosomia: Multiple Analyses”
by Małgorzata Lewandowska
Nutrients 2021, 13(4), 1213; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041213
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1213

3. “Anemia among Women of Reproductive Age: An Overview of Global Burden, Trends, Determinants, and Drivers of Progress in Low- and Middle-Income Countries”
by Aatekah Owais, Catherine Merritt, Christopher Lee and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
Nutrients 2021, 13(8), 2745; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082745
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/8/2745

4. “Diet and Nutrition in Gynecological Disorders: A Focus on Clinical Studies”
by Sadia Afrin, Abdelrahman AlAshqar, Malak El Sabeh, Mariko Miyashita-Ishiwata, Lauren Reschke, Joshua T. Brennan, Amanda Fader and Mostafa A. Borahay
Nutrients 2021, 13(6), 1747; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061747
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/6/1747

5. “Faecal Microbiota Composition Varies between Patients with Breast Cancer and Healthy Women: A Comparative Case-Control Study”
by Christine Bobin-Dubigeon, Huyen Trang Luu, Sébastien Leuillet, Sidonie N. Lavergne, Thomas Carton, Françoise Le Vacon, Catherine Michel, Hassane Nazih and Jean-Marie Bard
Nutrients 2021, 13(8), 2705; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082705
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/8/2705

6. “Genistein: Dual Role in Women’s Health”
by Linda Yu, Eddy Rios, Lysandra Castro, Jingli Liu, Yitang Yan and Darlene Dixon
Nutrients 2021, 13(9), 3048; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13093048
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/9/3048

7. “Dietary Patterns of Breastfeeding Mothers and Human Milk Composition: Data from the Italian MEDIDIET Study”
by Francesca Bravi, Matteo Di Maso, Simone R. B. M. Eussen, Carlo Agostoni, Guglielmo Salvatori, Claudio Profeti, Paola Tonetto, Pasqua Anna Quitadamo, Iwona Kazmierska, Elisabetta Vacca et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1722; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051722
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1722

8. “Polyphenols as a Diet Therapy Concept for Endometriosis—Current Opinion and Future Perspectives”
by Agata Gołąbek, Katarzyna Kowalska and Anna Olejnik
Nutrients 2021, 13(4), 1347; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041347
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1347

9. “Prenatal Folate and Choline Levels and Brain and Cognitive Development in Children: A Critical Narrative Review”
by Nathalie Irvine, Gillian England-Mason, Catherine J. Field, Deborah Dewey and Fariba Aghajafari
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 364; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020364
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/364

10. “Association of Dietary Total Antioxidant Capacity with Bone Mass and Osteoporosis Risk in Korean Women: Analysis of the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2008–2011”
by Donghyun Kim Anna Han and Yongsoon Park
Nutrients 2021, 13(4), 1149; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041149
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1149

11 November 2023
Nutrients | Highly Cited Papers in 2021–2022 in the Section “Phytochemicals and Human Health”


We welcome you to read highly cited papers published in 2021 and 2022 listed below:

1. “Polyphenols and Human Health: The Role of Bioavailability”
by Chiara Di Lorenzo, Francesca Colombo, Simone Biella, Creina Stockley and Patrizia Restani
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 273; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010273
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/273

2. “Polyphenols—Gut Microbiota Interrelationship: A Transition to a New Generation of Prebiotics”
by Diana Plamada and Dan Cristian Vodnar
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 137; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010137
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/137

3. “Curcumin, Quercetin, Catechins and Metabolic Diseases: The Role of Gut Microbiota”
by Umair Shabbir, Momna Rubab, Eric Banan-Mwine Daliri, Ramachandran Chelliah, Ahsan Javed and Deog-Hwan Oh
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 206; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010206
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/206

4. “Bioactive Compounds for Skin Health: A Review”
by Monika Michalak, Monika Pierzak, Beata Kręcisz and Edyta Suliga
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 203; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010203
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/203

5. “Health Benefits of Plant-Based Nutrition: Focus on Beans in Cardiometabolic Diseases”
by Amy P.Mullins and Bahram H. Arjmandi
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 519; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020519
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/519

6. “Oleanolic Acid: Extraction, Characterization and Biological Activity”
by José M. Castellano, Sara Ramos-Romero and Javier S. Perona
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 623; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030623
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/623

7. “Anti-Inflammatory and Immunomodulatory Properties of Fermented Plant Foods”
by Roghayeh Shahbazi, Farzaneh Sharifzad, Rana Bagheri, Nawal Alsadi, Hamed Yasavoli-Sharahi and Chantal Matar
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1516; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051516
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1516

8. “The Effect of Dietary Polyphenols on Vascular Health and Hypertension: Current Evidence and Mechanisms of Action”
by Giuseppe Grosso, Justyna Godos, Walter Currenti, Agnieszka Micek, Luca Falzone, Massimo Libra, Francesca Giampieri, Tamara Y. Forbes-Hernández, José L. Quiles, Maurizio Battino et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 545; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030545
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/545

9. “Chrysin: Perspectives on Contemporary Status and Future Possibilities as Pro-Health Agent”
by Monika Stompor-Gorący, Agata Bajek-Bil and Maciej Machaczka
Nutrients 2021, 13(6), 2038; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13062038
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/6/2038

10. “Anticancer Activity of Propolis and Its Compounds”
by Ewa Forma and Magdalena Bryś
Nutrients 2021, 13(8), 2594; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082594
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/8/2594

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Open Access Week 2023 – the Global Drive to Open Continues

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

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

Core principles of OA publishing

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

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

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

Policy driving change

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

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

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

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

MDPI is proud to lead the transition to open access.

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Impactful Research

Spotlight on Smart Cities

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

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

Highly cited papers in Smart Cities

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

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

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

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

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

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

Testimonial

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

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

Inside MDPI

MDPI Manchester office, UK Visit


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

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

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

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

The UK by numbers

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

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

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

We are currently hiring EEs in various locations worldwide.

English Editing at MDPI

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

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Coming Together for Science

STM and Frankfurt Book Fair

Attending STM

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

Meeting with Web of Science

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

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

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

75th Frankfurt Book Fair


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

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

MDPI Books

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

MDPI Strategy Meeting

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

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

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

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

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Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

30 October 2023
Nutrients | Top 10 Highly Cited Papers in 2022


Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643) presents the top 10 highly cited papers published in 2022.

“Vitamin D and Cancer: An Historical Overview of the Epidemiology and Mechanisms”
by Alberto Muñoz and William B. Grant
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1448; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071448
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/7/1448

“Oleanolic Acid: Extraction, Characterization and Biological Activity”
by José M. Castellano, Sara Ramos-Romero and Javier S. Perona
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 623; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030623
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/623

“The Effect of Dietary Polyphenols on Vascular Health and Hypertension: Current Evidence and Mechanisms of Action”
by Giuseppe Grosso, Justyna Godos, Walter Currenti, Agnieszka Micek, Luca Falzone, Massimo Libra, Francesca Giampieri, Tamara Y. Forbes-Hernández, José L. Quiles, Maurizio Battino et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 545; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030545
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/545

“Clinical Practice in the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency: A Central and Eastern European Expert Consensus Statement”
by Pawel Pludowski, Istvan Takacs, Mihail Boyanov, Zhanna Belaya, Camelia C. Diaconu, Tatiana Mokhort, Nadiia Zherdova, Ingvars Rasa, Juraj Payer and Stefan Pilz
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1483; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071483
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/7/1483

“Fermented Foods, Health and the Gut Microbiome”
by Natasha K. Leeuwendaal, Catherine Stanton, Paul W. O’Toole and Tom P. Beresford
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1527; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071527
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/7/1527

“Time to Consider the “Exposome Hypothesis” in the Development of the Obesity Pandemic”
by Victoria Catalán, Iciar Avilés-Olmos, Amaia Rodríguez, Sara Becerril, José Antonio Fernández-Formoso, Dimitrios Kiortsis, Piero Portincasa, Javier Gómez-Ambrosi and Gema Frühbeck
Nutrients 2022, 14(8), 1597; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14081597
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/8/1597

“Lutein and Zeaxanthin and Their Roles in Age-Related Macular Degeneration—Neurodegenerative Disease”
by Małgorzata Mrowicka, Jerzy Mrowicki, Ewa Kucharska and Ireneusz Majsterek
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 827; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040827
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/827

“The Role of Minerals in the Optimal Functioning of the Immune System”
by Christopher Weyh, Karsten Krüger, Peter Peeling and Lindy Castell
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 644; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030644
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/644

“A Narrative Review of the Evidence for Variations in Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentration Thresholds for Optimal Health”
by William B. Grant, Fatme Al Anouti, Barbara J. Boucher, Erdinç Dursun, Duygu Gezen-Ak, Edward B. Jude, Tatiana Karonova and Pawel Pludowski
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 639; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030639
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/639

“Anti-Inflammatory Nutrients and Obesity-Associated Metabolic-Inflammation: State of the Art and Future Direction”
by Giuseppe Grosso, Daniela Laudisio, Evelyn Frias-Toral, Luigi Barrea, Giovanna Muscogiuri, Silvia Savastano, and Annamaria Colao on behalf of the Obesity Programs of Nutrition, Education, Research and Assessment (OPERA) Group
Nutrients 2022, 14(6), 1137; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14061137
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/6/1137

30 October 2023
Nutrients | Top 10 Highly Cited Papers in 2021


Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643) presents the top 10 highly cited papers published in 2021.

“Polyphenols and Human Health: The Role of Bioavailability”
by Chiara Di Lorenzo, Francesca Colombo, Simone Biella, Creina Stockley and Patrizia Restani
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 273; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010273
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/273

“Beneficial Outcomes of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Human Health: An Update for 2021”
by Ivana Djuricic and Philip C. Calder
Nutrients 2021, 13(7), 2421; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072421
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/7/2421

“Malnutrition in Older Adults—Recent Advances and Remaining Challenges”
by Kristina Norman, Ulrike Haß and Matthias Pirlich
Nutrients 2021, 13(8), 2764; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082764
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/8/2764

“Curcumin, Quercetin, Catechins and Metabolic Diseases: The Role of Gut Microbiota”
by Umair Shabbir, Momna Rubab, Eric Banan-Mwine Daliri, Ramachandran Chelliah, Ahsan Javed and Deog-Hwan Oh
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 206; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010206
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/206

“Nutritional Components in Western Diet Versus Mediterranean Diet at the Gut Microbiota–Immune System Interplay. Implications for Health and Disease”
by Cielo García-Montero, Oscar Fraile-Martínez, Ana M. Gómez-Lahoz, Leonel Pekarek, Alejandro J. Castellanos, Fernando Noguerales-Fraguas, Santiago Coca, Luis G. Guijarro, Natalio García-Honduvilla, Angel Asúnsolo et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 699; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020699
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/699

“Effect of Diet and Dietary Components on the Composition of the Gut Microbiota”
by Ashley Beam, Elizabeth Clinger and Lei Hao
Nutrients 2021, 13(8), 2795; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082795
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/8/2795

“Longitudinal Weight Gain and Related Risk Behaviors during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Adults in the US”
by Surabhi Bhutani, Michelle R. vanDellen and Jamie A. Cooper
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 671; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020671
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/671

“Assessment of Body Composition in Athletes: A Narrative Review of Available Methods with Special Reference to Quantitative and Qualitative Bioimpedance Analysis”
by Francesco Campa, Stefania Toselli, Massimiliano Mazzilli, Luís Alberto Gobbo and Giuseppe Coratella
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1620; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051620
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1620

“A Narrative Review on Sarcopenia in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Prevalence and Associated Factors”
by Anna Izzo, Elena Massimino, Gabriele Riccardi and Giuseppe Della Pepa
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 183; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010183
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/183

“Lifestyle Changes and Determinants of Children’s and Adolescents’ Body Weight Increase during the First COVID-19 Lockdown in Greece: The COV-EAT Study”
by Odysseas Androutsos, Maria Perperidi, Christos Georgiou and Giorgos Chouliaras
Nutrients 2021, 13(3), 930; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13030930
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/3/930

27 October 2023
Nutrients | Top 10 Highly Cited Papers in 2021–2022 Written by Editorial Board Members


Nutrients
(ISSN: 2072-6643) has selected the 2021 and 2022 top 10 highly cited papers written by Editorial Board Members. As we publish open access literature, you have free and unlimited access to the full texts. We welcome you to read these papers.

Polyphenols and Human Health: The Role of Bioavailability
by Chiara Di Lorenzo, Francesca Colombo, Simone Biella, Creina Stockley and Patrizia Restani
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 273; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010273
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/273
Cited by 266 | Viewed by 13879

Vitamin C—Sources, Physiological Role, Kinetics, Deficiency, Use, Toxicity, and Determination
by Martin Doseděl, Eduard Jirkovský, Kateřina Macáková, Lenka Kujovská Krčmová, Lenka Javorská, Jana Pourová, Laura Mercolini, Fernando Remião, Lucie Nováková, Přemysl Mladěnka et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 615; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020615
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/615
Cited by 87 | Viewed by 16967

Magnesium in Aging, Health and Diseases
by Mario Barbagallo, Nicola Veronese and Ligia J. Dominguez
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 463; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020463
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/463
Cited by 83 | Viewed by 21150

Ultra-Processed Foods and Nutritional Dietary Profile: A Meta-Analysis of Nationally Representative Samples
by Daniela Martini, Justyna Godos, Marialaura Bonaccio, Paola Vitaglione and Giuseppe Grosso
Nutrients 2021, 13(10), 3390; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103390
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/10/3390
Cited by 76 | Viewed by 8274

Calcifediol Treatment and Hospital Mortality Due to COVID-19: A Cohort Study
by Juan F. Alcala-Diaz, Laura Limia-Perez, Ricardo Gomez-Huelgas, Maria D. Martin-Escalante, Begoña Cortes-Rodriguez, Jose L. Zambrana-Garcia, Marta Entrenas-Castillo, Ana I. Perez-Caballero, Maria D. López-Carmona, Javier Garcia-Alegria et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(6), 1760; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061760
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/6/1760
Cited by 56 | Viewed by 24541

Vitamin D and Cancer: An Historical Overview of the Epidemiology and Mechanisms
by Alberto Muñoz and William B. Grant
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1448; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071448
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/7/1448
Cited by 49 | Viewed by 7514

Oleanolic Acid: Extraction, Characterization and Biological Activity
by José M. Castellano, Sara Ramos-Romero and Javier S. Perona
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 623; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030623
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/623
Cited by 47 | Viewed by 7408

The Effect of Dietary Polyphenols on Vascular Health and Hypertension: Current Evidence and Mechanisms of Action
by Giuseppe Grosso, Justyna Godos, Walter Currenti, Agnieszka Micek, Luca Falzone, Massimo Libra, Francesca Giampieri, Tamara Y. Forbes-Hernández, José L. Quiles, Maurizio Battino et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 545; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030545
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/545
Cited by 46 | Viewed by 6112

Time to Consider the “Exposome Hypothesis” in the Development of the Obesity Pandemic
by Victoria Catalán, Iciar Avilés-Olmos, Amaia Rodríguez, Sara Becerril, José Antonio Fernández-Formoso, Dimitrios Kiortsis, Piero Portincasa, Javier Gómez-Ambrosi and Gema Frühbeck
Nutrients 2022, 14(8), 1597. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14081597
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/8/1597
Cited by 40 | Viewed by 4869

Weight Loss and Short-Chain Fatty Acids Reduce Systemic Inflammation in Monocytes and Adipose Tissue Macrophages from Obese Subjects
by Shaun Eslick, Evan J. Williams, Bronwyn S. Berthon, Timothy Wright, Constantine Karihaloo, Mark Gately and Lisa G. Wood
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 765. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040765
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/765
Cited by 21 | Viewed by 2362

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


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

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

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

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

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

Promoting the values of accessibility, transparency, and collaboration

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

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

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

Funders' policies are getting aligned with open science

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

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

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

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

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

13 October 2023
Meet Us at the 14th European Nutrition Conference, 14–17 November 2023, Belgrade, Serbia


The 14th European Nutrition Conference will be held from 14 to 17 November 2023 in Belgrade, Serbia. The conference is organized by the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS).

Topics include the following:

  • Nutrition across the life course;
  • Nutrition, metabolism and chronic diseases;
  • Dietary studies, guides and recommendations;
  • New technologies in nutrition research;
  • Personalized nutrition;
  • Nutrition and the environment, sustainability and diversity;
  • Food science;
  • Dietary bioactives;
  • Nutrition education, consumers and practitioners;
  • Cultural, societal and behavioral aspects of diet and nutrition.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Nutrients;
  • Foods;
  • Fermentation;
  • CIMB;
  • Dietetics;
  • Nutraceuticals;
  • Dairy;
  • Applied Biosciences.

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person at the booth and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://fens2023.org/.

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


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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

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

11 October 2023
Nutrients | Invitation to Read the Updated Editor’s Choice Articles Published in 2021–2023


Editor’s Choice Articles are selected based on suggestions from Nutrients’ academic editors around the world. The editors select a small number of recently published articles that they consider to be of particular interest to our readers or important in their respective fields of research. We are delighted to present the 2021–2023 Editor’s Choice Articles, a curated list of high-quality articles from Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643). The full list of Editor’s Choice Articles can be seen at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients/editors_choice.

“Plant-Based Meat Alternatives: Technological, Nutritional, Environmental, Market, and Social Challenges and Opportunities”
by Giulia Andreani, Giovanni Sogari, Alessandra Marti, Federico Froldi, Hans Dagevos and Daniela Martini
Nutrients 2023, 15(2), 452; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15020452
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/2/452
Cited by 17 | Viewed by 12021

“New Advances in Metabolic Syndrome, from Prevention to Treatment: The Role of Diet and Food”
by Donatella Ambroselli, Fabrizio Masciulli, Enrico Romano, Giuseppina Catanzaro, Zein Mersini Besharat, Maria Chiara Massari, Elisabetta Ferretti, Silvia Migliaccio, Luana Izzo, Alberto Ritieni et al.
Nutrients 2023, 15(3), 640; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15030640
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/3/640
Cited by 12 | Viewed by 4726

“The Effect of Dietary Polyphenols on Vascular Health and Hypertension: Current Evidence and Mechanisms of Action”
by Giuseppe Grosso, Justyna Godos, Walter Currenti, Agnieszka Micek, Luca Falzone, Massimo Libra, Francesca Giampieri, Tamara Y. Forbes-Hernández, José L. Quiles, Maurizio Battino et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 545; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030545
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/545
Cited by 48 | Viewed by 6089

“Clinical Practice in the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency: A Central and Eastern European Expert Consensus Statement”
by Pawel Pludowski, Istvan Takacs, Mihail Boyanov, Zhanna Belaya, Camelia C. Diaconu, Tatiana Mokhort, Nadiia Zherdova, Ingvars Rasa, Juraj Payer and Stefan Pilz
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1483; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071483
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/7/1483
Cited by 47 | Viewed by 8387

“Time to Consider the “Exposome Hypothesis” in the Development of the Obesity Pandemic”
by Victoria Catalán, Iciar Avilés-Olmos, Amaia Rodríguez, Sara Becerril, José Antonio Fernández-Formoso, Dimitrios Kiortsis, Piero Portincasa, Javier Gómez-Ambrosi and Gema Frühbeck
Nutrients 2022, 14(8), 1597; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14081597
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/8/1597
Cited by 43 | Viewed by 4855

“Lutein and Zeaxanthin and Their Roles in Age-Related Macular Degeneration—Neurodegenerative Disease”
by Małgorzata Mrowicka, Jerzy Mrowicki, Ewa Kucharska and Ireneusz Majsterek
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 827; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040827
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/827
Cited by 38 | Viewed by 10674

“Role of Probiotics in the Management of COVID-19: A Computational Perspective”
by Quang Vo Nguyen, Li Chuin Chong, Yan-Yan Hor, Lee-Ching Lew, Irfan A. Rather and Sy-Bing Choi
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 274; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020274
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/274
Cited by 33 | Viewed by 7965

“Nutritional Composition and Bioactive Components in Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) Greens: A Review”
by Safiullah Pathan and Rafat A. Siddiqui
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 558; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030558
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/558
Cited by 38 | Viewed by 6849

“The Role of Minerals in the Optimal Functioning of the Immune System”
by Christopher Weyh, Karsten Krüger, Peter Peeling and Lindy Castell
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 644; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030644
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/644
Cited by 39 | Viewed by 8616

“Anti-Inflammatory Nutrients and Obesity-Associated Metabolic Inflammation: State of the Art and Future Direction”
by Giuseppe Grosso, Daniela Laudisio, Evelyn Frias-Toral, Luigi Barrea, Giovanna Muscogiuri, Silvia Savastano and Annamaria Colao
Nutrients 2022, 14(6), 1137; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14061137
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/6/1137
Cited by 33 | Viewed by 8634

“Emerging Roles of Vitamin D-Induced Antimicrobial Peptides in Antiviral Innate Immunity
by John H. White”
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 284; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020284
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/284
Cited by 31 | Viewed by 6548

“Vitamin D and Its Target Genes”
by Carsten Carlberg
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1354; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071354
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/7/1354
Cited by 32 | Viewed by 3939

“Polyphenols and Human Health: The Role of Bioavailability”
by Chiara Di Lorenzo, Francesca Colombo, Simone Biella, Creina Stockley and Patrizia Restani
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 273; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010273
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/273
Cited by 279 | Viewed by 13876

“Malnutrition in Older Adults—Recent Advances and Remaining Challenges”
by Kristina Norman, Ulrike Haß and Matthias Pirlich
Nutrients 2021, 13(8), 2764; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082764
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/8/2764
Cited by 135 | Viewed by 21561

“Curcumin, Quercetin, Catechins and Metabolic Diseases: The Role of Gut Microbiota”
by Umair Shabbir, Momna Rubab, Eric Banan-Mwine Daliri, Ramachandran Chelliah, Ahsan Javed and Deog-Hwan Oh
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 206; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010206
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/206
Cited by 131 | Viewed by 13063

“Longitudinal Weight Gain and Related Risk Behaviors during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Adults in the US”
by Surabhi Bhutani, Michelle R. vanDellen and Jamie A. Cooper
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 671; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020671
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/671
Cited by 108 | Viewed by 9695

“Assessment of Body Composition in Athletes: A Narrative Review of Available Methods with Special Reference to Quantitative and Qualitative Bioimpedance Analysis”
by Francesco Campa, Stefania Toselli, Massimiliano Mazzilli, Luís Alberto Gobbo and Giuseppe Coratella
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1620; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051620
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1620
Cited by 107 | Viewed by 14975

“A Narrative Review on Sarcopenia in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Prevalence and Associated Factors”
by Anna Izzo, Elena Massimino, Gabriele Riccardi and Giuseppe Della Pepa
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 183; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010183
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/183
Cited by 115 | Viewed by 10748

“Lifestyle Changes and Determinants of Children’s and Adolescents’ Body Weight Increase during the First COVID-19 Lockdown in Greece: The COV-EAT Study”
by Odysseas Androutsos, Maria Perperidi, Christos Georgiou and Giorgos Chouliaras
Nutrients 2021, 13(3), 930; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13030930
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/3/930
Cited by 101 | Viewed by 10374

“Vitamin C—Sources, Physiological Role, Kinetics, Deficiency, Use, Toxicity, and Determination”
by Martin Doseděl, Eduard Jirkovský, Kateřina Macáková, Lenka Kujovská Krčmová, Lenka Javorská, Jana Pourová, Laura Mercolini, Fernando Remião, Lucie Nováková, Přemysl Mladěnka and on behalf of The OEMONOM
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 615; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020615
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/615
Cited by 97 | Viewed by 16960

“Magnesium in Aging, Health and Diseases”
by Mario Barbagallo, Nicola Veronese and Ligia J. Dominguez
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 463; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020463
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/463
Cited by 93 | Viewed by 21149

“Patterns of Change in Dietary Habits and Physical Activity during Lockdown in Spain Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic”
by Carmen Pérez-Rodrigo, Marta Gianzo Citores, Gotzone Hervás Bárbara, Fátima Ruiz-Litago, Luis Casis Sáenz, Victoria Arija, Ana M. López-Sobaler, Emilio Martínez de Victoria, Rosa M. Ortega, Teresa Partearroyo et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 300; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020300
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/300
Cited by 82 | Viewed by 15451

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


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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Open Access in China

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

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

Open Access Policy in China

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

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

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

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

MDPI Offices in China

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


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

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

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

Our Strength is in Our People

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

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

Impactful Research

MDPI Awards

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

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

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

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

MDPI Awards to Scholars from China

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

MDPI’s Tu Youyou Award


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

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

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

2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine Awarded to Professor Youyou Tu

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

Highly Cited Articles by Chinese Scholars Published in MDPI

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

Read more:

Inside MDPI

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

Marketing Department in China

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

Collaborations, Scholarships and Meetings

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

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

Scholarships in China

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

Meeting with the Society of Chinese University Journals (CUJS)


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

The Numbers

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

Final Reflections on our MDPI Offices in Beijing and Wuhan


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

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

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

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

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

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

Hospitality and Service

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

27 September 2023
Meet Us at the Micronutrient Forum 6th Global Conference (MNF2023), 16–20 October 2023, The Hague, the Netherlands


MDPI will be attending the Micronutrient Forum 6th Global Conference (MNF2023), which will be held from 16 to 20 October 2023 in the Hague, the Netherlands.

We are facing multiple, complex and cascading challenges that are adversely impacting humans’ well-being, including nutrition and micronutrient security. MNF2023 will bring together diverse international and national delegates across sectors and disciplines to drive compelling, evidence-based agendas that promote nutrition and strengthen the population’s resilience against climate change and man-made conflicts.

This Global Conference offers opportunities to advance integrated research and identify innovative policy solutions and investments for micronutrient interventions, enabling accelerated progress towards global nutrition and development goals.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Nutrients;
  • Dietetics;
  • Life;
  • Diseases.

If you are planning to attend this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth and chat with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://mnforum2023.org/.

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


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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth #119 and start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have.

For more information about the conference, please visit https://www.gsa2023.org.

18 September 2023
Meet Us at the 4th Conference on Food Bioactives & Health, 18–21 September 2023, Prague, Czech Republic


MDPI will be attending the 4th Conference on Food Bioactives & Health, which will be held from 18 to 21 September 2023 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The conference has already established itself as an important international forum for the presentation of the latest research results in the field of food bioactives, such as (poly)phenols, glucosinolates, carotenoids, peptides, (poly)saccharides, lipids, and other beneficial food constituents, but also of food contaminants and toxins. Contributions to the development of functional foods and food supplements, nutrition policy, personalized nutrition, and the bioavailability, absorption, and metabolism of food constituents and their interaction with gut microbiota are especially welcome. Researchers, practitioners, and policy makers with different professional backgrounds (e.g., physiologists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, plant scientists, and toxicologists) are welcome in order to create a multidisciplinary discussion forum typical of Food Bioactives & Health conferences.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Nutrients;
  • Foods;
  • CIMB;
  • Toxins;
  • Dietetics.

If you are planning to attend this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth and start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://fbhc2023.com/.

6 September 2023
Recap of Awards Granted to Scholars in 2022


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

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

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

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

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Our Commitment to Sustainability

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

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

MDPI and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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

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

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

MDPI journals specializing in sustainability-related topics:

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

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Impactful Research

Highly Cited Articles in Sustainability

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

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

“Sustainability received a 2022 CiteScore of 5.8”

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

Highly Cited Papers in Sustainability

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Inside MDPI

President of Ireland Authors Editorial in MDPI Journal Sustainability

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

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

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

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

Read the completed editorial here:

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

Coming Together for Science

The World Sustainability Forum 2023

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

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

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

MDPI Sustainability Foundation: Recognizing Excellence in Sustainability Research

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

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

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

2023 World Sustainability Award Winners

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

Interviews with 2023 Emerging Sustainability Leader Award Finalists

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

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

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Closing Thoughts

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

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

MDPI’s Interaction with Elsevier

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

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

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

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

‘Fully OA’ Organizations Dedicated to Open Access

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

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


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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth #413 and start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit https://conference.acrm.org/.

 

23 August 2023
Meet Us at the 14th Asian Congress of Nutrition (ACN), 14–17 September 2023, Chengdu, China


MDPI will attend the 14th Asian Congress of Nutrition (ACN). The conference theme will be “Feeding the Future by Sustainable Nutrition”. Since 1973, the ACN has been held by the Federation of Asian Nutrition Societies (FANS) every four years. The conference committee categorized eight sessions in order to cover the board topics, namely: 1. Nutrition and Sustainable Development; 2. Basic Nutrition and Research; 3. Public Nutrition and Health; 4. Food and Nutrition; 5. Nutrition Across a Lifespan; 6. Nutrition Education; 7. Clinical Nutrition; and 8. Precision Nutrition.

The aim of the conference is to encourage discussion and gain valuable knowledge on a broad range of nutritional issues, such as food and energy storage, the coexisting malnutrition situation, the emerging prevalence of nutrition-related chronic diseases, the aging of societies, etc.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#D01) 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://acn2023.sciconf.cn/en/web/index/11826.

14 August 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Young Investigator Awards in Biology and Life Sciences—Winners Announced


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

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

Agriculture:

  • Thomas Hartinger, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria

Agronomy:

  • Leontina Lipan, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain

Animals:

  • Daniel Stec, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Brain Sciences:

  • Dibyadeep Datta, Yale Medical School, USA
  • Giacomo Valle, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Morgan H. James, Rutgers University, USA

Foods:

  • Xiaonan Lu, McGill University, Canada

Genes:

  • Alfredo Iacoangeli, King's College London, UK
  • Elisa De Franco, University of Exeter, UK
  • Riccardo Pecori, German Cancer Research Center, Germany
  • Vanessa Silva, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal

Horticulturae:

  • Massimiliano Renna, University of Bari Aldo Moro at Bari, Italy

Insects:

  • Adam G. Dolezal, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, United States

Microorganisms:

  • Carla Rodrigues, Institut Pasteur, France
  • Lorena Rodriguez-Rubio, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Kevin Solomon, University of Delaware, USA

Nutrients:

  • Colleen Deane, University of Southampton, UK

Toxins:

  • Paz Otero Fuertes, University of Vigo, Spain

Pathogens:

  • Marta Giovanetti, National Reference Laboratory of Flavivirus in the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil
  • Carrie M. Long, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), USA

Vaccines:

  • Carina Joe, University of Oxford, UK

About MDPI Awards:

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

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

14 August 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Travel Awards in Biology and Life Sciences—Winners Announced


We are proud to recognize the winners of MDPI’s 2022 Travel Awards in biology and life sciences for their outstanding presentations.

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

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

We would like to warmly congratulate the winners of the 2022 Travel Awards and wish them the greatest success in their future research endeavors. MDPI will continue to enhance communication among scientists.

Brain Sciences:

  • Liloia Donato, University of Turin, Italy
  • Roberta Bettoni, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

Diversity:

  • Vanessa Silva, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal

IJMS:

  • Carlo Matera, University of Milan, Italy
  • Elisabetta Coppi, University of Florence, Italy
  • Ilaria Tonazzini, Nanoscience Institute—National Research Council (CNR) @ NEST in Pisa, Italy

MPs:

  • Pere Catala, University Eye Clinic Maastricht, Maastricht University Medical Center, the Netherlands

Sports:

  • Angela Blasimann, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Angelo Sabag, Western Sydney University, Australia

About MDPI Awards:

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

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

14 August 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Outstanding Reviewer Awards in Biology and Life Sciences—Winners Announced


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

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

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

Agronomy:

  • Ewa Ropelewska, The National Institute of Horticultural Research, Poland
  • Marek Rašovský, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
  • Prakash Jha, Kansas State University, USA
  • Vasileios Greveniotis, Institute of Industrial and Forage Crops, Greece

Biology:

  • Alberto Collareta, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Francisco Curate, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Gianpiero Greco, University of Study of Bari, Italy
  • Luca Poli, University of Study of Bari, Italy
  • Shaohua Chen, South China Agricultural University, China

Brain Sciences:

  • Chong Chen, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Children:

  • Marco Sapienza, University of Catania, Italy
  • Sabina Barrios-Fernández, University of Extremadura, Spain

Diversity:

  • Corrado Battisti, Torre Flavia LTER (Long Term Ecological Research) Station, Italy
  • Daniel Stec, Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Emilia Grzędzicka, Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Igor Zelnik, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Endocrines:

  • Eva S. Liu, 1Harvard Medical School, USA 2Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA

Fermentation:

  • Aleksandra Szydlowska, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS), Poland
  • Mohamed Ali Abdel-Rahman, Al-Azhar University, Egypt

Fishes:

  • Andrew G. Jeffs, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Mohamed Samy-Kamal, Universitat d'Alacant, Spain

Foods:

  • Baskaran Stephen Inbaraj, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
  • Marzena Włodarczyk-Stasiak, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland
  • Minaxi Sharma, Haute Ecole Provinciale de Hainaut-Condorcet, Belgium
  • Viviani Ruffo de Oliveira, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil

Genes:

  • Federico Manuel Giorgi, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Jan Bocianowski, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Magdalena Mroczek, Center for Cardiovascular Genetics and Gene Diagnostics, Switzerland

IJMS:

  • Keigi Fujiwara, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
  • Tomasz W. Kaminski, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Takujiro Homma, Yamagata University, Japan
  • William Bryan Terzaghi, Wilkes University, United States
  • Zong-jie Cui, Beijing Normal University, China

Insects:

  • Abraão Almeida Santos, University of Florida, USA
  • Agata Kaczmarek, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Miguel A. García-Martínez, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico

Life:

  • Andrei S. Rodin, Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute, USA
  • Kazuhiko Kotani, Jichi Medical University, Japan

Metabolites:

  • Jianing Mi, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Nguyen Phuoc Long, Inje University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea
  • Xian Luo, University of Alberta, Canada

Pathogens:

  • Guillaume Fiches, Ohio State University, USA
  • Jianxuan Wu, Gilead Sciences, USA
  • Tomasz M. Karpiński, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poland

Plants:

  • Alicia Ayerdi Gotor, Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle, France
  • Andrea Mastinu, University of Brescia, Italy
  • Edyta Paczos-Grzeda, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland
  • Narayan Bhusal, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
  • Mohsen Hesami, University of Guelph, Canada

Toxins:

  • Christian Müller, University of Greifswald, Germany
  • Margarita Fernández-Tejedor, IRTA, Spain

Vaccines:

  • Christian Napoli, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy
  • Federico Marchesi, University of Parma, Italy
  • Roger E. Thomas, University of Calgary, Canada

Veterinary Sciences:

  • Fun-In Wang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Valeria Grieco, University of Milan, 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 explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

14 August 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Best PhD Thesis Awards in Biology and Life Sciences—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 contributions to their field.

We would like to warmly congratulate the winners of the 2022 Best PhD Thesis Awards and wish them success in their future research endeavors. MDPI will continue to enhance communication among scientists.

Brain Sciences:

  • “CYP2D in the Brain Alters Response to Drugs and Neurotoxins”
    by Marlaina R. Stocco, University of California, USA
  • “Neural Encoding of Prior Experience in Sensorimotor Behavior”
    by Nicolas Meirhaeghe, Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone, France
  • “Perinatal Stem Cell: Epigenetic, Biological and Differentiative Characteristics”
    by Giulia Gaggi, University "G.D'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Genes:

  • “Uncovering the Genetic Variation Involved in Asthma Exacerbations through Multiple Genomic Approaches”
    by Esther Herrera Luis, Universidad de La Laguna, Spain

Veterinary Sciences:

  • “Development of Novel Tools for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance in Complex Microbial Communities and Their Application to Improving Our Stewardship of Antimicrobials in Livestock”
    by Ashenafi Feyisa Beyi, Iowa State University, United States

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 of talented individuals who have been credited with outstanding achievements and are making a significant contribution to the advancement of their fields.

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

14 August 2023
MDPI’s Best Paper Awards in Biology and Life 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 carefully selected reviews and research papers through a rigorous judging process based on criteria such as scientific merit, overall impact, and the quality of presentation.

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

Agronomy:

Biology:

Brain Sciences:

Diversity:

Genes:    

IJMS:     

Insects:  

Life:

Metabolites:          

MPs:

Pathogens:

Plants:

Toxins:

Vaccines:               

Veterinary Sciences:

About MDPI Awards:

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

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

10 August 2023
Recruiting Editorial Board Members for Beverages

We are recruiting Editorial Board members for Beverages (IF: 3.5, ISSN: 2306-5710). If you are active in the field and are passionate about promoting the publication of cutting-edge research, please contact the Beverages Editorial Office ([email protected]) to apply.

Beverages is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on beverage research and development published online quarterly by MDPI. The aims and scope of the journal can be found at the following website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/beverages/about.

As an Editorial Board Member, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Attending Board meetings to advise on journal development strategy;
  • Setting up at least one Special Issue on a topic related to your research interests (or supervising Special Issues related to your research field);
  • Pre-screening and making decisions on new submissions in your research interests (about one per month or fewer);
  • Inviting and contributing high-quality papers;
  • Helping to promote the journal among your peers or at conferences. 

As an Editorial Board Member, you would have the following privileges:

  • A certificate of recognition as an Editorial Board Member of Beverages;
  • Publishing one paper free of charge per year in Beverages;
  • Inviting senior authors to submit high-quality papers to be published in Beverages with certain discounts;
  • Applying for travel grants if you attend some conferences and help promote the journal.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office ([email protected]). We look forward to collaborating with you.

10 August 2023
Beverages | Call for Special Issue Proposals and Recruiting Guest Editors

Beverages (IF: 3.5, ISSN: 2306-5710) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on beverage research and development published online quarterly by MDPI. The journal is indexed within Scopus, ESCI (Web of Science), FSTA, CAPlus / SciFinder, PubAg, and other databases.

The Beverages editorial team is pleased to announce this open call for Special Issue proposals, which offers a group of authors the opportunity to work on an interconnected set of papers on an innovative topic. We are soliciting high-quality proposals that will be evaluated in a continuous selection process throughout the year.

Proposals within the scope of the journal are welcome. For more details, please see: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/beverages/about.

If you would like to propose a Special Issue topic for this journal, please contact the Beverages Editorial Office ([email protected]) or complete and submit the form at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journalproposal/sendproposalspecialissue/beverages. Our editors will respond to you swiftly.

The following information should be provided in the proposal:

  • A 150–200-word summary defining the scope of the Special Issue;
  • A list of 5–10 keywords on the topic;
  • A brief resume of the proposed Guest Editors, together with their information (title, name, email, affiliation, personal website, and keywords of interests).

The responsibilities of being a Guest Editor are as follows:

  • Refining the scope of the Special Issue;
  • Inviting submissions;
  • Promoting the Special Issue via social media, personal websites, relevant networks, or related conferences;
  • Pre-checking and making academic decisions based on peer-reviewed reports collected by the Editorial Office.

The benefits of being a Guest Editor are as follows:

  • Special discounts will be offered for your submissions and any articles you invite;
  • Expanding your network by engaging with experts in the field;
  • Keeping up with developments in the field;
  • Increasing your own influence;
  • Receiving recognition by the promotion evaluation committee;
  • If 10 or more papers are published in the Special Issue, it can be published as a printable book, and each Guest Editor will receive a hard copy.

The Editorial Office will take care of setting up the Special Issue website and will arrange the promotional materials, assist with the call for papers, and take care of administrative tasks associated with the peer review process and professional production before publication.

If this is of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office ([email protected]) for further details and clarification.

We look forward to receiving your proposals.

Beverages Editorial Office

2 August 2023
Recruiting Topical Advisory Panel Members for Nutrients


The journal Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643) is recruiting candidates for a new position–a Topical Advisory Panel Member. The main responsibility of the new members of the Topical Advisory Panel will be to regularly provide support to Guest Editors, Topic Editors, and Section Board Members. The other responsibilities of Topical Advisory Panel Members are available at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/editors.

Nutrients is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, advanced forum for publishing studies related to human nutrition, and it is published semimonthly online by MDPI. The Asia Pacific Nutrigenomics Nutrigenetics Organisation (APNNO), Italian Society for Pediatric Nutrition and Gastroenterology (SIGENP), Nutrition Society of New Zealand (NSNZ), Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society (OWNS) and others are affiliated with Nutrients. The aims and scope of the journal can be found at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients/about.

Each year, the members’ performance is evaluated and outstanding members will be promoted to the Editorial Board by the Editor-in-Chief.

To qualify as a Topical Advisory Panel Member, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have expertise and experience in a field related to the journal;
  • Have published at least six papers in the last 5 years where they are a first author or corresponding author;
  • Currently hold an independent research position in academia or a government institute.
If you are interested in this position, please apply via the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients/topical_advisory_panel_application, or send an email to [email protected] with your academic CV. We look forward to hearing from you.

2 August 2023
Recruiting Reviewer Board Members for Nutrients


We are recruiting Reviewer Board Members for Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643). If you are an active researcher in the field and are passionate about promoting the publication of cutting-edge research, please contact the Nutrients Editorial Office ([email protected]) to apply for this role.

Nutrients is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, advanced forum for publishing studies related to human nutrition, and it is published semimonthly online by MDPI. The Asia Pacific Nutrigenomics Nutrigenetics Organisation (APNNO), Italian Society for Pediatric Nutrition and Gastroenterology (SIGENP), Nutrition Society of New Zealand (NSNZ), Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society (OWNS) and others are affiliated with Nutrients. The aims and scope of the journal can be found at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients/about.

Nutrients considers submissions focusing on, although not limited to, the following subject areas: macronutrients; micronutrients; essential nutrients; bioactive nutrients; nutrient requirements; nutrient sources; human nutrition aspects; functional foods; nutraceuticals; health claims; public health; diet-related disorders; metabolic syndrome; malnutrition; nutritional supplements; sport nutrition; nutritional status and body composition; bariatric surgery; sarcopenia; nutritional physiology; nutrigenomics.

The benefits of joining our Reviewer Board are as follows:

  • We will announce your entry information on the journal's Reviewer Board;
  • We award discounts for comprehensive and timely reviews. These vouchers can be used for all MDPI journals;
  • You will receive a personalized reviewer certificate;
  • Review frequency is flexible and based on your schedule;
  • You can showcase your peer reviews and editorial contributions to our journal readers.
If you are interested in this position, please send your application, including a full academic CV, to the Nutrients Editorial Office ([email protected]). We look forward to collaborating with you.

28 July 2023
Nutrients | Invitation to Read the Updated Editor's Choice Articles Published in 2021, 2022 and 2023


Editor's Choice Articles are selected based on suggestions from Nutrients’ academic editors around the world. The editors select a small number of recently published articles that they consider to be of particular interest to our readers or important in their respective fields of research. We are delighted to present the 2021–2023 Editor's Choice Articles, a curated list of high-quality articles from Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643). The full list of Editor's Choice Articles can be seen at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients/editors_choice.

“The Effect of Dietary Polyphenols on Vascular Health and Hypertension: Current Evidence and Mechanisms of Action”
by Giuseppe Grosso, Justyna Godos, Walter Currenti, Agnieszka Micek, Luca Falzone, Massimo Libra, Francesca Giampieri, Tamara Y. Forbes-Hernández, José L. Quiles, Maurizio Battino et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 545; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030545
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/545
Cited by 40 | Viewed by 5405

“Oleanolic Acid: Extraction, Characterization and Biological Activity”
by José M. Castellano, Sara Ramos-Romero and Javier S. Perona
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 623; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030623
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/623
Cited by 42 | Viewed by 6370

“Nutraceuticals for Dyslipidaemia and Glucometabolic Diseases: What the Guidelines Tell Us (and Do Not Tell, Yet)”
by Manuela Casula, Alberico Luigi Catapano and Paolo Magni
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 606; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030606
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/606
Cited by 5 | Viewed by 2482

“Plant-Based Meat Alternatives: Technological, Nutritional, Environmental, Market, and Social Challenges and Opportunities”
by Giulia Andreani, Giovanni Sogari, Alessandra Marti, Federico Froldi, Hans Dagevos and Daniela Martini
Nutrients 2023, 15(2), 452; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15020452
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/2/452
Cited by 10 | Viewed by 9441

“The Role of Gut Microbiota and Metabolites in Obesity-Associated Chronic Gastrointestinal Disorders”
by Maafi R. Islam, Subha Arthur, Jennifer Haynes, Molly R. Butts, Niraj Nepal and Uma Sundaram
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 624; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030624
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/624
Cited by 9 | Viewed by 3715

“Emerging Roles of Vitamin D-Induced Antimicrobial Peptides in Antiviral Innate Immunity”
by John H. White
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 284; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020284
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/284
Cited by 30 | Viewed by 5970

“Role of Probiotics in the Management of COVID-19: A Computational Perspective”
by Quang Vo Nguyen, Li Chuin Chong, Yan-Yan Hor, Lee-Ching Lew, Irfan A. Rather and Sy-Bing Choi
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 274; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020274
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/274
Cited by 29 | Viewed by 6889

“Lutein and Zeaxanthin and Their Roles in Age-Related Macular Degeneration—Neurodegenerative Disease”
by Małgorzata Mrowicka, Jerzy Mrowicki, Ewa Kucharska and Ireneusz Majsterek
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 827; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040827
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/827
Cited by 31 | Viewed by 9313

“Microplastics: A Real Global Threat for Environment and Food Safety: A State of the Art Review”
by Khaled Ziani, Corina-Bianca Ioniță-Mîndrican, Magdalena Mititelu, Sorinel Marius Neacșu, Carolina Negrei, Elena Moroșan, Doina Drăgănescu and Olivia-Teodora Preda
Nutrients 2023, 15(3), 617; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15030617
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/15/3/617
Cited by 9 | Viewed by 4981

“Vitamin D and Its Target Genes”
by Carsten Carlberg
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1354; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071354
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/7/1354
Cited by 28 | Viewed by 3333

“Biological Properties of Vitamins of the B-Complex, Part 1: Vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B5”
by Marcel Hrubša, Tomáš Siatka, Iveta Nejmanová, Marie Vopršalová, Lenka Kujovská Krčmová, Kateřina Matoušová, Lenka Javorská, Kateřina Macáková, Laura Mercolini, Fernando Remião et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 484; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030484
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/484
Cited by 27 | Viewed by 12126

“Anti-Inflammatory Nutrients and Obesity-Associated Metabolic-Inflammation: State of the Art and Future Direction”
by Giuseppe Grosso, Daniela Laudisio, Evelyn Frias-Toral, Luigi Barrea, Giovanna Muscogiuri, Silvia Savastano and Annamaria Colao
Nutrients 2022, 14(6), 1137; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14061137
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/6/1137
Cited by 27 | Viewed by 7731

“Polyphenols and Human Health: The Role of Bioavailability”
by Chiara Di Lorenzo, Francesca Colombo, Simone Biella, Creina Stockley and Patrizia Restani
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 273; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010273
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/273
Cited by 245 | Viewed by 12756

“Effect of Dietary Protein and Processing on Gut Microbiota—A Systematic Review”
by Shujian Wu, Zuhaib F. Bhat, Rochelle S. Gounder, Isam A. Mohamed Ahmed, Fahad Y. Al-Juhaimi, Yu Ding and Alaa E. -D. A. Bekhit
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 453; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030453
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/453
Cited by 25 | Viewed by 6052

“Effects of Diet, Lifestyle, Chrononutrition and Alternative Dietary Interventions on Postprandial Glycemia and Insulin Resistance”
by Emilia Papakonstantinou, Christina Oikonomou, George Nychas and George D. Dimitriadis
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 823; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040823
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/823
Cited by 29 | Viewed by 11026

“The Role of Diet in Prognosis among Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Dietary Patterns and Diet Interventions”
by Carlota Castro-Espin and Antonio Agudo
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 348; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020348
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/348
Cited by 25 | Viewed by 8035

“The Role of Minerals in the Optimal Functioning of the Immune System”
by Christopher Weyh, Karsten Krüger, Peter Peeling and Lindy Castell
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 644; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030644
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/644
Cited by 31 | Viewed by 7791

“Curcumin, Quercetin, Catechins and Metabolic Diseases: The Role of Gut Microbiota”
by Umair Shabbir, Momna Rubab, Eric Banan-Mwine Daliri, Ramachandran Chelliah, Ahsan Javed and Deog-Hwan Oh
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 206; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010206
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/206
Cited by 119 | Viewed by 12391

“Healthy Aging and Dietary Patterns”
by Ligia J. Dominguez, Nicola Veronese, Eleonora Baiamonte, Martina Guarrera, Angela Parisi, Chiara Ruffolo, Federica Tagliaferri and Mario Barbagallo
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 889; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040889
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/889
Cited by 22 | Viewed by 7614

“The Mediterranean Diet: An Update of the Clinical Trials”
by Mauro Finicelli, Anna Di Salle, Umberto Galderisi and Gianfranco Peluso
Nutrients 2022, 14(14), 2956; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14142956
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/14/2956
Cited by 26 | Viewed by 4669

“The Role of Macronutrients, Micronutrients and Flavonoid Polyphenols in the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis”
by Monika Martiniakova, Martina Babikova, Vladimira Mondockova, Jana Blahova, Veronika Kovacova and Radoslav Omelka
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 523; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030523
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/523
Cited by 23 | Viewed by 6638

“Intermittent Fasting and Metabolic Health”
by Izzah Vasim, Chaudry N. Majeed and Mark D. DeBoer
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 631; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030631
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/631
Cited by 20 | Viewed by 19097

“Longitudinal Weight Gain and Related Risk Behaviors during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Adults in the US”
by Surabhi Bhutani, Michelle R. vanDellen and Jamie A. Cooper
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 671; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020671
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/671
Cited by 103 | Viewed by 9247

“Deprescribing Leads to Improved Energy Intake among Hospitalized Older Sarcopenic Adults with Polypharmacy after Stroke”
by Ayaka Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Yoshimura, Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Eiji Kose, Fumihiko Nagano, Takahiro Bise, Yoshifumi Kido, Sayuri Shimazu and Ai Shiraishi
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 443; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030443
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/443
Cited by 19 | Viewed by 3033

“Effect of Probiotics on Psychiatric Symptoms and Central Nervous System Functions in Human Health and Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”
by Charlotte Le Morvan de Sequeira, Charlotte Hengstberger, Paul Enck and Isabelle Mack
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 621; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030621
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/621
Cited by 20 | Viewed by 5945

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

26 July 2023
Meet Us at the 69th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, 20–25 August 2023, Padova, Italy


Conference:
69th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology
Date: 20–25 August 2023
Place: Padova, Italy

MDPI will be attending the 69th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, which will be held from 20 to 25 August 2023 in Padova, Italy.

The main theme of the 69th ICoMST is “From Tradition to Green Innovation”. ICoMST hosts several organizations from over 55 countries embodying the collaboration of the brightest minds in meat science, research and innovation. Renowned scientists, researchers, and scholars will present advanced research works, discuss hot topics in the field, exchange ideas and share their experiences on all aspects of meat science and technology. We believe that the Padova Congress will be dynamic, informative and memorable for all participants; we surely hope you will feel welcome in Padova and we look forward to personally meeting you throughout the days of the congress.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Foods;
  • Agriculture;
  • Nutrients;
  • Animals;
  • Poultry;
  • Antioxidants;
  • Ruminants;
  • Applied Biosciences.

Please do not hesitate to reach out ([email protected]) if you plan on attending this conference. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you might have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.icomst2023.com/.

26 July 2023
Meet Us at the 11th International Symposium of Food Science, 6–8 August 2023, Nanjing, China


Conference:
The 11th International Symposium of Food Science
Date: 6–8 August 2023
Place: Nanjing, China

MDPI will be attending the 11th International Symposium of Food Science, which will be held from 6 to 8 August 2023 in Nanjing, China.

In order to further study the basic theories of scientific and technological innovation in the food industry, ensure food quality and safety, develop foods with nutrition and health functions, promote the progress of food science research, and better safeguard human health and improve the quality of life, on the basis of successful holding of the past ten international symposiums of Food Science, four international symposiums of Food Science and Human Wellness and more than 20 food thematic symposiums, Beijing Academy of Food Sciences and China Food Publishing Co., Food Science, Food Science and Human Wellness will jointly organize “The 11th International Symposium of Food Science” with Jiangsu Nanjing National Agricultural High-Tech Industry Demonstration Zone, International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC), Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing University of Finance & Economics, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing University of Technology, Southeast University, Jiangsu Academy of Agriculture Sciences, Xuzhou University of Technology and Kunming University of Science and Technology.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Foods;
  • Nutrients;
  • Fermentation;
  • Dairy;
  • Beverages;
  • Antioxidants.

Please do not hesitate to reach out ([email protected]) if you plan on attending this conference. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you might have.

For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://hy.spkx.net.cn/spkx/en_index.jsp.

24 July 2023
Nutrients Webinar | Advances in Grain Nutrition, Omics and Cardiometabolic Health, 4 August 2023


Grains are widely consumed all over the world as they provide calories, macronutrients, micronutrients, dietary fibers, minerals, and plenty of phytochemicals that may have prolonged effects on human metabolism. High-throughput omics techniques enable a comprehensive understanding of the biological perturbations associated with dietary intake and other environmental exposures. A combination of traditional populations studies, such as cohorts, and RCTs, with multi-omics measurement, provide great opportunities to advance our knowledge of how the consumption of different grains affects human health. With particular interest in the effects of whole grains, refined grains, or staple foods, we are very excited to have invited outstanding pioneer scientists in the fields of nutritional epidemiology, precision nutrition, and multi-omics studies to this webinar to share their research output with the nutrition academic communities. The duration of these presentations will be 20 minutes each, after which a Q&A session will be held.

Date: 4 August 2023 at 4:00 p.m. CST Asia | 10:00 a.m. CEST
Webinar ID: 840 8887 6896

Register now for free!

Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CST Asia

Time in CEST

Time in CDT

Dr. Xin Liu and Dr. Liang Sun
Chair Introduction

4:00–4:10 p.m.

10:00–10:10 a.m.

3:00–3:10 a.m.

Dr. Lin Shi
Wheat Bran Reshapes the Balance of Tryptophan Metabolism Mediated by Mut Microbiota to Improve Human Health

4:10–4:30 p.m.

10:10–10:30 a.m.

3:10–3:30 a.m.

Dr. Wanglong Gou
Association of Gut Microbiota with Type 2 Diabetes and Modulation by Habitual Diet: A Population-Based Longitudinal Cohort Study in Chinese Adults

4:30–4:50 p.m.

10:30–10:50 a.m.

3:30–3:50 a.m.

Prof. Rikard Landberg
Health Effects of Whole Grains- Not the Same for All Grains or Individuals

4:50–5:10 p.m.

10:50–11:10 a.m.

3:50–4:10 a.m.

Q&A Session

5:10–5:25 p.m.

11:10–11:25 a.m.

4:10–4:25 a.m.

Dr. Xin Liu and Dr. Liang Sun
Closing of Webinar

5:25–5:30 p.m.

11:25–11:30 a.m.

4:25–4:30 a.m.

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

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

Webinar Chairs and Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Xin Liu, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Global Health Institute, School of Public Health, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710061, China;
  • Dr. Liang Sun, Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China;
  • Dr. Lin Shi, School of Food Engineering and Nutritional Science, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710119, China;
  • Dr. Wanglong Gou, Research Center for Industries of the Future, Key Laboratory of Growth Regulation and Translational Research of Zhejiang Province, School of Life Sciences, Westlake University, Hangzhou 310030, China;
  • Prof. Rikard Landberg, Department of Life Sciences, Food and Nutrition Science, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-41296 Gothenburg, Sweden;

Relevant Special Issue:
Effects of Grain Consumption on Human Metabolome and Cardiometabolic Health
Guest Editors: Dr. Xin Liu, Dr. Liang Sun and Dr. Lin Shi
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023

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.

4 July 2023
Nutrients Webinar | Role of Fatty Acids in Metabolic Dysfunction—Associated Fatty Liver Disease (MAFLD) and Concomitant Cardiovascular Risk, 13 July 2023


Welcome message by Dr. Alexander V. Sorokin, the webinar Chair:

Cardiometabolic disorders represent a significant public health concern and they put millions of people worldwide at a higher risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes and come with associated healthcare expenses. Among the established risk factors comprising cardiometabolic disorders, such as abdominal obesity, insulin resistance and hypertension, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been of particular clinical interest. Moreover, accompanying dyslipidemia, elevated triglycerides and impaired resolution of inflammation have compelled international experts to revise the current understanding of NAFLD and propose a new definition which more accurately represents the pathophysiological mechanisms behind NAFLD and cardiometabolic complications. Thus, the term metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) has been coined. With the recent progress in fatty acids research and clinical application of n–3 fatty acids, this seminar aims to summarize the current knowledge and increase awareness among healthcare providers.

Date: 13 July 2023 at 4:00 p.m. CEST | 10:00 a.m. EDT | 10:00 p.m. CST Asia

Register now for free!

Program:

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST

Time in EDT

Dr. Alexander V. Sorokin
Chair Introduction

4:00–4:10 p.m.

10:00–10:10 a.m.

Dr. You Zhou
Lipids in Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Fatty Liver Disease

4:10–4:30 p.m.

10:10–10:30 a.m.

Dr. Trisha Jean Grevengoed
Fatty Acids in Cardiovascular Health: From Fuel to Therapeutic

4:30–4:50 p.m.

10:30–10:50 a.m.

Q&A Session

4:50–5:05 p.m.

10:50–11:05 a.m.

Dr. Alexander Sorokin
Closing of Webinar

5:05–5:10 p.m.

11:05–11:10 a.m.

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

Unable to attend? Register anyway to be notified when the recording is available to watch.

Webinar Chair and Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Alexander V. Sorokin, Section of Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Disease, Cardiovascular Branch, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD 20892-1666, USA;
  • You Zhou, Division of Infection & Immunity, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK;
  • Trisha Jean Grevengoed, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, 1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark.

Relevant Special Issue:
“Biological and Clinical Implication of Fatty Acids in Liver and Cardiometabolic Disorders”
Edited by: Dr. Alexander V. Sorokin

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.

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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.

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

Coming Together for Science

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

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

Working Together

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

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

Managing Events With Sciforum

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

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Sciforum: forthcoming events
Spotlight on Antioxidants

Closing Thoughts

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

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

28 June 2023
2022 Impact Factors for MDPI Journals

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

27 June 2023
Prof. Dr. Jean-Louis Guéant Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of Section “Nutrition and Metabolism” in Nutrients


We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Jean-Louis Guéant has been appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of the “Nutrition and Metabolism” Section in Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643).

Name: Prof. Dr. Jean-Louis Guéant
Homepage: https://cvscience.aviesan.fr/cv/2119/jean-louis-gueant
Affiliation: Department of Molecular Medicine, National Center of Inborn Errors of Metabolism, University Regional Hospital of Nancy, 54511 Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
Interests: one-carbon metabolism; metabolism of micronutrients; obesity; NASH; inherited disorders of metabolism

Prof. Dr. Jean-Louis Guéant, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., specializes in hepato-gastroenterology and is a professor of biochemistry-molecular biology at the University of Lorraine, France. He is Head of the Department of Molecular Medicine, with clinical activity at the department of Hepato-Gastroenterology, National Reference Center of Inherited Metabolic Diseases of the University Regional Hospital of Nancy. He is the Director of UMR-S Inserm 1256 “Nutrition-Genetics-Environmental Exposure” and a titular member of the French National Academy of Medicine. Beside his position as Section Editor-in-Chief of the “Nutrition and Metabolism” Section in Nutrients, he is a member of the Editorial Board of Human Genetics and Vitamins and Hormones. His scientific production includes 460 articles in Pub Med, with publications in N Engl J Med, Science, Nature Comm, Nature Rev Disease Primers, The Lancet, PNAS, Ann Intern Med, Cell Rep Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gut, J Hepatology, Nucleic acid Research, J Allergy Clin Immunol, Blood, etc. He ranked as the top world expert in “vitamin B 12 deficiency” and “Methionine synthase”, and the second top expert in “vitamin B deficiencies” on Expertscape. He has described the key mechanisms of digestive transport and metabolism of vitamin B12 and folate, the influence of the one-carbon metabolism on the epigenome, cellular stress, energy metabolism, and fetal programming in rare and complex metabolic diseases and a new type of rare metabolic disease named “Epi-cblC”. He has also dissected genetic predictors of allergic drug and food reactions.

The following is a short Q&A with Prof. Dr. Jean-Louis Guéant, who shared his vision for the journal and his views on the research area and open access publishing:

1. What appealed to you about the journal and encouraged you to become its Section Editor-in-Chief?
The high quality of articles published in Nutrients is reflected by their rate of citation and the ranking of the journal as one the best in the field. The journal has a very efficient peer-review process which complies with the best international standards of scientific evaluation while providing a delay of publication as short as possible. Open access warrants the wide diffusion of science published in the journal.

2. What is your vision for Nutrients?
Nutrients will be more and more one of the best options to publish the most innovative and impactful articles of basic, clinical, and epidemiological research in nutrition and metabolism.

3. What does the future of this field of research look like?
Nutrition and metabolism are two closely interactive fields that have benefited from considerable advances in knowledge over the last decade thanks to the accessibility of multi-omics, metabolomics, proteomics, genomics and epigenomics techniques, the study of metabolic fluxes in cells and organs, the interactions with the microbiota and the environment, and the integrative views of systems biology. These developments open fantastic prospects to better understand the dynamics of metabolism at the different stages of cell life and differentiation, its adaptive capacity to stress, its direct influence on the genome and the post genome, and the molecular mechanisms of rare and complex diseases, cancers, and biological processes of aging.

4. What do you think of the development of open access in the publishing field?
Open access should be the preferred option, provided that reasonable publishing fees make it accessible to the budget of the widest community of authors, as it plays more and more a key role into the diffusion of scientific knowledge by sharing the results, methods, data, codes, and other constituent elements of a peer-reviewed publication as widely and as quickly as possible.

We warmly welcome Prof. Dr. Jean-Louis Guéant as the new Section Editor-in-Chief and we look forward to him leading Nutrients to many more milestones.

19 June 2023
Nutrients Receives an Increased CiteScore of 9.0


We are pleased to inform you that Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643) has received an updated CiteScore of 9.0, 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.

Nutrients’ CiteScore ranks as follows:

  • Q1 (15 out of 131) in the "Nutrition and Dietetics" category;
  • Q1 (39 out of 359) in the "Food Science" category.

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

12 June 2023
Nutrients | Invitation to Read 2021–2022 Highly Cited Papers in Web of Science

We are delighted to present the 2021–2022 Highly Cited Papers in Web of Science, a curated list of high-quality articles from Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643), as shown below.

“Nutritional Components in Western Diet Versus Mediterranean Diet at the Gut Microbiota–Immune System Interplay. Implications for Health and Disease”
by Cielo García-Montero, Oscar Fraile-Martínez, Ana M. Gómez-Lahoz, Leonel Pekarek, Alejandro J. Castellanos, Fernando Noguerales-Fraguas, Santiago Coca, Luis G. Guijarro, Natalio García-Honduvilla, Angel Asúnsolo et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 699; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020699
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/699
Cited by 104 | Viewed by 19589

“Vitamin D in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Mechanisms of Action and Therapeutic Implications”
by Filippo Vernia, Marco Valvano, Salvatore Longo, Nicola Cesaro, Angelo Viscido and Giovanni Latella
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 269; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020269
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/269
Cited by 24 | Viewed by 3847

“Gut Microbiome Composition in Obese and Non-Obese Persons: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”
by Mariona Pinart, Andreas Dötsch, Kristina Schlicht, Matthias Laudes, Jildau Bouwman, Sofia K. Forslund, Tobias Pischon and Katharina Nimptsch
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010012
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/12
Cited by 50 | Viewed by 6054

“Adiponectin: Structure, Physiological Functions, Role in Diseases, and Effects of Nutrition”
by Kayvan Khoramipour, Karim Chamari, Amirhosein Ahmadi Hekmatikar, Amirhosein Ziyaiyan, Shima Taherkhani, Nihal M. Elguindy and Nicola Luigi Bragazzi
Nutrients 2021, 13(4), 1180; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041180
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1180
Cited by 53 | Viewed by 6415

“Influence of Mediterranean Diet on Human Gut Microbiota”
by Giuseppe Merra, Annalisa Noce, Giulia Marrone, Marco Cintoni, Maria Grazia Tarsitano, Annunziata Capacci and Antonino De Lorenzo
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 7; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010007
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/7
Cited by 102 | Viewed by 16869

“Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) Gene Polymorphisms Modify the Response to Vitamin D Supplementation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”
by Ricardo Usategui-Martín, Daniel-Antonio De Luis-Román, José María Fernández-Gómez, Marta Ruiz-Mambrilla and José-Luis Pérez-Castrillón
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 360; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020360
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/360
Cited by 14 | Viewed by 3012

“Assessment of Body Composition in Athletes: A Narrative Review of Available Methods with Special Reference to Quantitative and Qualitative Bioimpedance Analysis”
by Francesco Campa, Stefania Toselli, Massimiliano Mazzilli, Luís Alberto Gobbo and Giuseppe Coratella
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1620; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051620
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1620
Cited by 95 | Viewed by 12265

“Sarcopenic Dysphagia, Malnutrition, and Oral Frailty in Elderly: A Comprehensive Review”
by Alessandro de Sire, Martina Ferrillo, Lorenzo Lippi, Francesco Agostini, Roberto de Sire, Paola Emilia Ferrara, Giuseppe Raguso, Sergio Riso, Andrea Roccuzzo, Gianpaolo Ronconi et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(5), 982; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14050982
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/5/982
Cited by 38 | Viewed by 7432

“Deprescribing Leads to Improved Energy Intake among Hospitalized Older Sarcopenic Adults with Polypharmacy after Stroke”
by Ayaka Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Yoshimura, Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Eiji Kose, Fumihiko Nagano, Takahiro Bise, Yoshifumi Kido, Sayuri Shimazu and Ai Shiraishi
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 443; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030443
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/443
Cited by 16 | Viewed by 2755

“Creatine in Health and Disease”
by Richard B. Kreider and Jeffery R. Stout
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 447; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020447
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/447
Cited by 48 | Viewed by 29548

“Chair-Stand Exercise Improves Sarcopenia in Rehabilitation Patients after Stroke”
by Yoshihiro Yoshimura, Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Fumihiko Nagano, Takahiro Bise, Sayuri Shimazu, Ai Shiraishi, Yoshifumi Kido and Ayaka Matsumoto
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 461; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030461
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/461
Cited by 11 | Viewed by 3280

“The Role of Diet Quality in Mediating the Association between Ultra-Processed Food Intake, Obesity and Health-Related Outcomes: A Review of Prospective Cohort Studies”
by Samuel J. Dicken and Rachel L. Batterham
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 23; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010023
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/23
Cited by 32 | Viewed by 11173

“Time to Consider the “Exposome Hypothesis” in the Development of the Obesity Pandemic”
by Victoria Catalán, Iciar Avilés-Olmos, Amaia Rodríguez, Sara Becerril, José Antonio Fernández-Formoso, Dimitrios Kiortsis, Piero Portincasa, Javier Gómez-Ambrosi and Gema Frühbeck
Nutrients 2022, 14(8), 1597; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14081597
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/8/1597
Cited by 28 | Viewed by 3574

“Metabolic-Associated Fatty Liver Disease (MAFLD), Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease: Associations with Fructose Metabolism and Gut Microbiota”
by Karolina Drożdż, Katarzyna Nabrdalik, Weronika Hajzler, Hanna Kwiendacz, Janusz Gumprecht and Gregory Y. H. Lip
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 103; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010103
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/103
Cited by 17 | Viewed by 4579

“Beneficial Outcomes of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Human Health: An Update for 2021”
by Ivana Djuricic and Philip C. Calder
Nutrients 2021, 13(7), 2421; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072421
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/7/2421
Cited by 150 | Viewed by 19774

“The Role of Macronutrients, Micronutrients and Flavonoid Polyphenols in the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis”
by Monika Martiniakova, Martina Babikova, Vladimira Mondockova, Jana Blahova, Veronika Kovacova and Radoslav Omelka
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 523; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030523
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/523
Cited by 21 | Viewed by 5903

“Healthy Aging and Dietary Patterns”
by Ligia J. Dominguez, Nicola Veronese, Eleonora Baiamonte, Martina Guarrera, Angela Parisi, Chiara Ruffolo, Federica Tagliaferri and Mario Barbagallo
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 889; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040889
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/889
Cited by 22 | Viewed by 6672

“Effect of Dietary Protein and Processing on Gut Microbiota—A Systematic Review”
by Shujian Wu, Zuhaib F. Bhat, Rochelle S. Gounder, Isam A. Mohamed Ahmed, Fahad Y. Al-Juhaimi, Yu Ding and Alaa E. -D. A. Bekhit
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 453; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030453
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/453
Cited by 22 | Viewed by 5287

“Are Front-of-Pack Labels a Health Policy Tool?”
by Luca Muzzioli, Claudia Penzavecchia, Lorenzo Maria Donini and Alessandro Pinto
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 771; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040771
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/771
Cited by 15 | Viewed by 4783

“A Narrative Review on Pediatric Scurvy: The Last Twenty Years”
by Sandra Trapani, Chiara Rubino, Giuseppe Indolfi and Paolo Lionetti
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 684; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030684
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/684
Cited by 12 | Viewed by 2909

“Critical Appraisal of Large Vitamin D Randomized Controlled Trials”
by Stefan Pilz, Christian Trummer, Verena Theiler-Schwetz, Martin R. Grübler, Nicolas D. Verheyen, Balazs Odler, Spyridon N. Karras, Armin Zittermann and Winfried März
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 303; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020303
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/303
Cited by 29 | Viewed by 4348

“A Narrative Review of the Evidence for Variations in Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentration Thresholds for Optimal Health”
by William B. Grant, Fatme Al Anouti, Barbara J. Boucher, Erdinç Dursun, Duygu Gezen-Ak, Edward B. Jude, Tatiana Karonova and Pawel Pludowski
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 639; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030639
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/639
Cited by 22 | Viewed by 15958

“A Four-Probiotics Regimen Combined with A Standard Helicobacter pylori-Eradication Treatment Reduces Side Effects and Increases Eradication Rates”
by Nikos Viazis, Konstantinos Argyriou, Katerina Kotzampassi, Dimitrios K. Christodoulou, Periklis Apostolopoulos, Sotirios D. Georgopoulos, Christos Liatsos, Olga Giouleme, Kanellos Koustenis, Christos Veretanos et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 632; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030632
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/632
Cited by 15 | Viewed by 2818

“Effect of Diet and Dietary Components on the Composition of the Gut Microbiota”
by Ashley Beam, Elizabeth Clinger and Lei Hao
Nutrients 2021, 13(8), 2795; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082795
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/8/2795
Cited by 80 | Viewed by 15738

23 May 2023
Nutrients | 2021–2022 Highly Cited Papers in Web of Science about Prebiotics and Probiotics

We are delighted to present the 2021–2022 highly cited papers in the Web of Science, a curated list of high-quality articles from Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643), as shown below.

“The Microbiota–Gut–Brain Axis and Alzheimer’s Disease: Neuroinflammation Is to Blame?”
by Ashwinipriyadarshini Megur, Daiva Baltriukienė, Virginija Bukelskienė and Aurelijus Burokas
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 37; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010037
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/37
Cited by 82 | Viewed by 11514

“Role of Gut Microbiota and Their Metabolites on Atherosclerosis, Hypertension and Human Blood Platelet Function: A Review”
by Asim K. Duttaroy
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 144; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010144
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/144
Cited by 57 | Viewed by 8886

“Paraprobiotics: A New Perspective for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals”
by Rosa Anna Siciliano, Anna Reale, Maria Fiorella Mazzeo, Stefano Morandi, Tiziana Silvetti and Milena Brasca
Nutrients 2021, 13(4), 1225; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041225
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1225
Cited by 51 | Viewed by 10195

“Gut Microbiota and Complications of Type-2 Diabetes”
by Camelia Oana Iatcu, Aimee Steen and Mihai Covasa
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 166; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010166
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/166
Cited by 45 | Viewed by 9223

“Fermented Foods, Health and the Gut Microbiome”
by Natasha K. Leeuwendaal, Catherine Stanton, Paul W. O’Toole and Tom P. Beresford
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1527; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071527
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/7/1527
Cited by 26 | Viewed by 10576

“Intestinal Microbiota-Derived Short Chain Fatty Acids in Host Health and Disease”
by Jing Cong, Ping Zhou and Ruiyan Zhang
Nutrients 2022, 14(9), 1977; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14091977
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/9/1977
Cited by 22 | Viewed by 2233

“Role of Probiotics in the Management of COVID-19: A Computational Perspective”
by Quang Vo Nguyen, Li Chuin Chong, Yan-Yan Hor, Lee-Ching Lew, Irfan A. Rather and Sy-Bing Choi
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 274; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020274
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/274
Cited by 26 | Viewed by 6212

“Probiotics for Alzheimer’s Disease: A Systematic Review”
by Ruth Naomi, Hashim Embong, Fezah Othman, Hasanain Faisal Ghazi, Nithiyah Maruthey and Hasnah Bahari
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 20; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010020
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/20
Cited by 22 | Viewed by 6312

23 May 2023
Nutrients | 2021–2022 Highly Cited Papers in Web of Science about Nutritional Epidemiology

We are delighted to present the 2021–2022 highly cited papers in the Web of Science, a curated list of high-quality articles from Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643), as shown below.

“A Narrative Review on Sarcopenia in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Prevalence and Associated Factors”
by Anna Izzo, Elena Massimino, Gabriele Riccardi and Giuseppe Della Pepa
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 183; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010183
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/183
Cited by 79 | Viewed by 8917

“Lifestyle Changes and Determinants of Children’s and Adolescents’ Body Weight Increase during the First COVID-19 Lockdown in Greece: The COV-EAT Study”
by Odysseas Androutsos, Maria Perperidi, Christos Georgiou and Giorgos Chouliaras
Nutrients 2021, 13(3), 930; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13030930
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/3/930
Cited by 82 | Viewed by 9064

“The Role of Gut Bacterial Metabolites in Brain Development, Aging and Disease”
by Shirley Mei-Sin Tran and M. Hasan Mohajeri
Nutrients 2021, 13(3), 732; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13030732
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/3/732
Cited by 56 | Viewed by 6050

“Nutrition in the Actual COVID-19 Pandemic. A Narrative Review”
by Vicente Javier Clemente-Suárez, Domingo Jesús Ramos-Campo, Juan Mielgo-Ayuso, Athanasios A. Dalamitros, Pantelis A. Nikolaidis, Alberto Hormeño-Holgado and Jose Francisco Tornero-Aguilera
Nutrients 2021, 13(6), 1924; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061924
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/6/1924
Cited by 59 | Viewed by 12215

“Effectiveness of Curcumin on Outcomes of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials”
by Amir Vahedian-Azimi, Mitra Abbasifard, Farshid Rahimi-Bashar, Paul C. Guest, Muhammed Majeed, Asadollah Mohammadi, Maciej Banach, Tannaz Jamialahmadi and Amirhossein Sahebkar
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 256; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020256
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/256
Cited by 52 | Viewed by 18983

“Clinical Practice in the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency: A Central and Eastern European Expert Consensus Statement”
by Pawel Pludowski, Istvan Takacs, Mihail Boyanov, Zhanna Belaya, Camelia C. Diaconu, Tatiana Mokhort, Nadiia Zherdova, Ingvars Rasa, Juraj Payer and Stefan Pilz
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1483; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071483
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/7/1483
Cited by 23 | Viewed by 5919

“The Role of Diet in Prognosis among Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Dietary Patterns and Diet Interventions”
by Carlota Castro-Espin and Antonio Agudo
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 348; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020348
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/348
Cited by 21 | Viewed by 7161

“The Role of the Gut Microbiota in the Development and Progression of Major Depressive and Bipolar Disorder”
by Tom Knuesel and M. Hasan Mohajeri
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 37; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010037
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/37
Cited by 21 | Viewed by 5152

“The Effect of Circulating Zinc, Selenium, Copper and Vitamin K1 on COVID-19 Outcomes: A Mendelian Randomization Study”
by Maria K. Sobczyk and Tom R. Gaunt
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 233; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020233
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/233
Cited by 16 | Viewed by 3600

“The Relative Validity and Reproducibility of Food Frequency Questionnaires in the China Kadoorie Biobank Study”
by Chenxi Qin, Yu Guo, Pei Pei, Huaidong Du, Ling Yang, Yiping Chen, Xi Shen, Zumin Shi, Lu Qi, Junshi Chen et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 794; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040794
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/794
Cited by 13 | Viewed by 1958

23 May 2023
Nutrients | 2021–2022 Highly Cited Papers in Web of Science about Nutrition and Metabolism

We are delighted to present the 2021–2022 highly cited papers in the Web of Science, a curated list of high-quality articles from Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643), as shown below.

“Short-Chain Fatty Acids, Maternal Microbiota and Metabolism in Pregnancy”
by Maciej Ziętek, Zbigniew Celewicz and Małgorzata Szczuko
Nutrients 2021, 13(4), 1244; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041244
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1244
Cited by 47 | Viewed by 6508

“Regulatory Effects of Quercetin on M1/M2 Macrophage Polarization and Oxidative/Antioxidative Balance”
by Cheng-Fang Tsai, Guan-Wei Chen, Yen-Chang Chen, Ching-Kai Shen, Dah-Yuu Lu, Liang-Yo Yang, Jia-Hong Chen and Wei-Lan Yeh
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 67; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010067
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/67
Cited by 35 | Viewed by 5251

“The Potential Role of Gut Microbiota in Alzheimer’s Disease: From Diagnosis to Treatment”
by Angelica Varesi, Elisa Pierella, Marcello Romeo, Gaia Bavestrello Piccini, Claudia Alfano, Geir Bjørklund, Abigail Oppong, Giovanni Ricevuti, Ciro Esposito, Salvatore Chirumbolo et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 668; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030668
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/668
Cited by 29 | Viewed by 8180

“The Role of Minerals in the Optimal Functioning of the Immune System”
by Christopher Weyh, Karsten Krüger, Peter Peeling and Lindy Castell
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 644; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030644
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/644
Cited by 23 | Viewed by 6673

“Strategies to Prevent Sarcopenia in the Aging Process: Role of Protein Intake and Exercise”
by Patricia S. Rogeri, Rudyard Zanella, Gabriel L. Martins, Matheus D. A. Garcia, Geovana Leite, Rebeca Lugaresi, Sandro O. Gasparini, Giovana A. Sperandio, Luis Henrique B. Ferreira, Tacito P. Souza-Junior et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 52; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010052
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/52
Cited by 17 | Viewed by 10872

“Promoting Fruit and Vegetable Consumption for Childhood Obesity Prevention”
by Frans Folkvord, Brigitte Naderer, Anna Coates and Emma Boyland
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 157; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010157
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/157
Cited by 10 | Viewed by 5277

23 May 2023
Nutrients | 2021–2022 Highly Cited Papers in Web of Science about Clinical Nutrition

We are delighted to present the 2021–2022 highly cited papers in the Web of Science, a curated list of high-quality articles from Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643), as shown below.

“Malnutrition in Older Adults—Recent Advances and Remaining Challenges”
by Kristina Norman, Ulrike Haß and Matthias Pirlich
Nutrients 2021, 13(8), 2764; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082764
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/8/2764
Cited by 92 | Viewed by 15564

“The Spectrum of Malnutrition/Cachexia/Sarcopenia in Oncology According to Different Cancer Types and Settings: A Narrative Review”
by Paolo Bossi, Paolo Delrio, Annalisa Mascheroni and Michela Zanetti
Nutrients 2021, 13(6), 1980; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061980
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/6/1980
Cited by 66 | Viewed by 7179

“Calcifediol Treatment and Hospital Mortality Due to COVID-19: A Cohort Study”
by Juan F. Alcala-Diaz, Laura Limia-Perez, Ricardo Gomez-Huelgas, Maria D. Martin-Escalante, Begoña Cortes-Rodriguez, Jose L. Zambrana-Garcia, Marta Entrenas-Castillo, Ana I. Perez-Caballero, Maria D. López-Carmona, Javier Garcia-Alegria et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(6), 1760; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061760
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/6/1760
Cited by 53 | Viewed by 23404

“Priming for Life: Early Life Nutrition and the Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis”
by Anna Ratsika, Martin C. Codagnone, Siobhain O’Mahony, Catherine Stanton and John F. Cryan
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 423; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020423
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/423
Cited by 49 | Viewed by 14855

“Effects of Diet, Lifestyle, Chrononutrition and Alternative Dietary Interventions on Postprandial Glycemia and Insulin Resistance”
by Emilia Papakonstantinou, Christina Oikonomou, George Nychas and George D. Dimitriadis
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 823; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040823
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/823
Cited by 22 | Viewed by 9287

“The Mediterranean Diet: An Update of the Clinical Trials”
by Mauro Finicelli, Anna Di Salle, Umberto Galderisi and Gianfranco Peluso
Nutrients 2022, 14(14), 2956; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14142956
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/14/2956
Cited by 20 | Viewed by 3817

“Association between Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Mediterranean Lifestyle: A Systematic Review”
by Catalina M. Mascaró, Cristina Bouzas and Josep A. Tur
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 49; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010049
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/49
Cited by 13 | Viewed by 3791

21 May 2023
Nutrients | 2021–2022 Highly Cited Papers in Web of Science about Micronutrients and Human Health

We are delighted to present the highly cited papers from 2021 to 2022 in Web of Science, a curated list of high-quality articles from Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643), as shown below.

“Magnesium in Aging, Health and Diseases”
by Mario Barbagallo, Nicola Veronese and Ligia J. Dominguez
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 463; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020463
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/463
Cited by 65 | Viewed by 17831

“Magnesium in Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Type 2 Diabetes”
by Gabriele Piuri, Monica Zocchi, Matteo Della Porta, Valentina Ficara, Michele Manoni, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti, Luciano Pinotti, Jeanette A. Maier and Roberta Cazzola
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 320; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020320
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/320
Cited by 63 | Viewed by 13979

“Low Zinc Levels at Admission Associates with Poor Clinical Outcomes in SARS-CoV-2 Infection”
by Marina Vogel-González, Marc Talló-Parra, Víctor Herrera-Fernández, Gemma Pérez-Vilaró, Miguel Chillón, Xavier Nogués, Silvia Gómez-Zorrilla, Inmaculada López-Montesinos, Isabel Arnau-Barrés, Maria Luisa Sorli-Redó et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 562; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020562
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/562
Cited by 56 | Viewed by 22976

“Magnesium: Biochemistry, Nutrition, Detection, and Social Impact of Diseases Linked to Its Deficiency”
by Diana Fiorentini, Concettina Cappadone, Giovanna Farruggia and Cecilia Prata
Nutrients 2021, 13(4), 1136; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041136
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1136
Cited by 67 | Viewed by 23212

“Vitamin C—Sources, Physiological Role, Kinetics, Deficiency, Use, Toxicity, and Determination”
by Martin Doseděl, Eduard Jirkovský, Kateřina Macáková, Lenka Kujovská Krčmová, Lenka Javorská, Jana Pourová, Laura Mercolini, Fernando Remião, Lucie Nováková, Přemysl Mladěnka et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 615; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020615
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/615
Cited by 60 | Viewed by 13137

“Gluten and Autism Spectrum Disorder”
by Iain D. Croall, Nigel Hoggard and Marios Hadjivassiliou
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 572; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020572
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/572
Cited by 8 | Viewed by 6003

“Emerging Roles of Vitamin D-Induced Antimicrobial Peptides in Antiviral Innate Immunity”
by John H. White
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 284; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020284
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/284
Cited by 24 | Viewed by 5292

“Lutein and Zeaxanthin and Their Roles in Age-Related Macular Degeneration—Neurodegenerative Disease”
by Małgorzata Mrowicka, Jerzy Mrowicki, Ewa Kucharska and Ireneusz Majsterek
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 827; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040827
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/827
Cited by 22 | Viewed by 6411

“Calcium Absorption from Food Products: Food Matrix Effects”
by Blerina Shkembi and Thom Huppertz
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 180; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010180
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/180
Cited by 22 | Viewed by 7930

“Positive Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation in Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial”
by Sophie De Niet, Mickaël Trémège, Monte Coffiner, Anne-Francoise Rousseau, Doriane Calmes, Anne-Noelle Frix, Fanny Gester, Muriel Delvaux, Anne-Francoise Dive, Elora Guglielmi et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(15), 3048; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14153048
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/15/3048
Cited by 16 | Viewed by 17909

“Vitamin D in Osteosarcopenic Obesity”
by Luigi Di Filippo, Rebecca De Lorenzo, Andrea Giustina, Patrizia Rovere-Querini and Caterina Conte
Nutrients 2022, 14(9), 1816; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14091816
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/9/1816
Cited by 18 | Viewed by 2643

“Biological Properties of Vitamins of the B-Complex, Part 1: Vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B5”
by Marcel Hrubša, Tomáš Siatka, Iveta Nejmanová, Marie Vopršalová, Lenka Kujovská Krčmová, Kateřina Matoušová, Lenka Javorská, Kateřina Macáková, Laura Mercolini, Fernando Remião et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 484; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030484
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/484
Cited by 21 | Viewed by 10169

“Selenoproteins in the Human Placenta: How Essential Is Selenium to a Healthy Start to Life?”
by Claire Hogan and Anthony V. Perkins
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 628; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030628
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/628
Cited by 16 | Viewed by 2396

“Vitamin D Intake May Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Infection Morbidity in Health Care Workers”
by Tatiana L. Karonova, Alena T. Chernikova, Ksenia A. Golovatyuk, Ekaterina S. Bykova, William B. Grant, Olga V. Kalinina, Elena N. Grineva and Evgeny V. Shlyakhto
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 505; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030505
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/505
Cited by 12 | Viewed by 4640

“Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Influence SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Efficacy or Immunogenicity: Sub-Studies Nested within the CORONAVIT Randomised Controlled Trial”
by David A. Jolliffe, Giulia Vivaldi, Emma S. Chambers, Weigang Cai, Wenhao Li, Sian E. Faustini, Joseph M. Gibbons, Corinna Pade, Anna K. Coussens, Alex G. Richter et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(18), 3821; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14183821
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/18/3821
Cited by 7 | Viewed by 1821

21 May 2023
Nutrients | 2021–2022 Highly Cited Papers in Web of Science about Nutrition and Public Health

We are delighted to present the 2021–2022 highly cited papers in Web of Science, a curated list of high-quality articles from Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643), as shown below.

“Dietary Fibre Modulates the Gut Microbiota”
by Peter Cronin, Susan A. Joyce, Paul W. O’Toole and Eibhlís M. O’Connor
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1655; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051655
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1655
Cited by 104 | Viewed by 13150

“Longitudinal Weight Gain and Related Risk Behaviors during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Adults in the US”
by Surabhi Bhutani, Michelle R. vanDellen and Jamie A. Cooper
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 671; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020671
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/671
Cited by 98 | Viewed by 8536

“Regulation of Neurotransmitters by the Gut Microbiota and Effects on Cognition in Neurological Disorders”
by Yijing Chen, Jinying Xu and Yu Chen
Nutrients 2021, 13(6), 2099; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13062099
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/6/2099
Cited by 98 | Viewed by 18789

“Dietary Supplements during COVID-19 Outbreak. Results of Google Trends Analysis Supported by PLifeCOVID-19 Online Studies”
by Jadwiga Hamulka, Marta Jeruszka-Bielak, Magdalena Górnicka, Małgorzata E. Drywień and Monika A. Zielinska-Pukos
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 54; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010054
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/54
Cited by 101 | Viewed by 12057

“Changes in Consumers’ Food Practices during the COVID-19 Lockdown, Implications for Diet Quality and the Food System: A Cross-Continental Comparison”
by Blain Murphy, Tony Benson, Amanda McCloat, Elaine Mooney, Chris Elliott, Moira Dean and Fiona Lavelle
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 20; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010020
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/20
Cited by 81 | Viewed by 10824

“Effects of a 2-Week 5000 IU versus 1000 IU Vitamin D3 Supplementation on Recovery of Symptoms in Patients with Mild to Moderate Covid-19: A Randomized Clinical Trial”
by Shaun Sabico, Mushira A. Enani, Eman Sheshah, Naji J. Aljohani, Dara A. Aldisi, Naif H. Alotaibi, Naemah Alshingetti, Suliman Y. Alomar, Abdullah M. Alnaami, Osama E. Amer et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(7), 2170; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072170
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/7/2170
Cited by 80 | Viewed by 22183

“Have Lifestyle Habits and Psychological Well-Being Changed among Adolescents and Medical Students Due to COVID-19 Lockdown in Croatia?”
by Ružica Dragun, Nikolina Nika Veček, Mario Marendić, Ajka Pribisalić, Gabrijela Đivić, Hellas Cena, Ozren Polašek and Ivana Kolčić
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 97; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010097
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/97
Cited by 70 | Viewed by 14229

“Patterns of Change in Dietary Habits and Physical Activity during Lockdown in Spain Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic”
by Carmen Pérez-Rodrigo, Marta Gianzo Citores, Gotzone Hervás Bárbara, Fátima Ruiz-Litago, Luis Casis Sáenz, Victoria Arija, Ana M. López-Sobaler, Emilio Martínez de Victoria, Rosa M. Ortega, Teresa Partearroyo et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 300; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020300
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/300
Cited by 75 | Viewed by 14576

“Protective Effects of Lactoferrin against SARS-CoV-2 Infection In Vitro”
by Claudio Salaris, Melania Scarpa, Marina Elli, Alice Bertolini, Simone Guglielmetti, Fabrizio Pregliasco, Corrado Blandizzi, Paola Brun and Ignazio Castagliuolo
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 328; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020328
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/328
Cited by 61 | Viewed by 10105

“Universal School Meals and Associations with Student Participation, Attendance, Academic Performance, Diet Quality, Food Security, and Body Mass Index: A Systematic Review”
by Juliana F. W. Cohen, Amelie A. Hecht, Gabriella M. McLoughlin, Lindsey Turner and Marlene B. Schwartz
Nutrients 2021, 13(3), 911; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13030911
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/3/911
Cited by 64 | Viewed by 23657

“Crosstalk between Gut and Brain in Alzheimer’s Disease: The Role of Gut Microbiota Modulation Strategies”
by Umair Shabbir, Muhammad Sajid Arshad, Aysha Sameen and Deog-Hwan Oh
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 690; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020690
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/690
Cited by 56 | Viewed by 10312

“Effectiveness of In-Hospital Cholecalciferol Use on Clinical Outcomes in Comorbid COVID-19 Patients: A Hypothesis-Generating Study”
by Sandro Giannini, Giovanni Passeri, Giovanni Tripepi, Stefania Sella, Maria Fusaro, Gaetano Arcidiacono, Marco Onofrio Torres, Alberto Michielin, Tancredi Prandini, Valeria Baffa et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 219; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010219
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/219
Cited by 50 | Viewed by 17514

“Bovine Colostrum: Its Constituents and Uses”
by Raymond John Playford and Michael James Weiser
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 265; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010265
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/265
Cited by 59 | Viewed by 10680

“Perinatal and Early-Life Nutrition, Epigenetics, and Allergy”
by Nathalie Acevedo, Bilal Alashkar Alhamwe, Luis Caraballo, Mei Ding, Antonio Ferrante, Holger Garn, Johan Garssen, Charles S. Hii, James Irvine, Kevin Llinás-Caballero et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(3), 724; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13030724
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/3/724
Cited by 50 | Viewed by 8857

“Dietary Habits before and during the COVID-19 Epidemic in Selected European Countries”
by Magdalena Skotnicka, Kaja Karwowska, Filip Kłobukowski, Eliza Wasilewska and Sylwia Małgorzewicz
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1690; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051690
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1690
Cited by 51 | Viewed by 5743

“COVID-19-Related Quarantine Effect on Dietary Habits in a Northern Italian Rural Population: Data from the Brisighella Heart Study”
by Arrigo F. G. Cicero, Federica Fogacci, Marina Giovannini, Martina Mezzadri, Elisa Grandi, Claudio Borghi and the Brisighella Heart Study Group
Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 309; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020309
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/2/309
Cited by 45 | Viewed by 4674

“Eating Habits and Lifestyles during the Initial Stage of the COVID-19 Lockdown in China: A Cross-Sectional Study”
by Guo-yi Yang, Xin-lei Lin, Ai-ping Fang and Hui-lian Zhu
Nutrients 2021, 13(3), 970; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13030970
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/3/970
Cited by 46 | Viewed by 6128

“Eating Habits during the COVID-19 Lockdown in Italy: The Nutritional and Lifestyle Side Effects of the Pandemic”
by Federica Grant, Maria Luisa Scalvedi, Umberto Scognamiglio, Aida Turrini and Laura Rossi
Nutrients 2021, 13(7), 2279; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072279
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/7/2279
Cited by 43 | Viewed by 6809

“Altered Gut Microbial Metabolites in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease: Signals in Host–Microbe Interplay”
by Li Wu, Yuqiu Han, Zhipeng Zheng, Guoping Peng, Ping Liu, Siqing Yue, Shuai Zhu, Jun Chen, Hanying Lv, Lifang Shao et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 228; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010228
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/228
Cited by 53 | Viewed by 6579

“COVID-19 Disease Severity and Death in Relation to Vitamin D Status among SARS-CoV-2-Positive UAE Residents”
by Habiba AlSafar, William B. Grant, Rafiq Hijazi, Maimunah Uddin, Nawal Alkaabi, Guan Tay, Bassam Mahboub and Fatme Al Anouti
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1714; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051714
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1714
Cited by 48 | Viewed by 10833

“An Italian Survey on Dietary Habits and Changes during the COVID-19 Lockdown”
by Luana Izzo, Antonio Santonastaso, Gaetano Cotticelli, Alessandro Federico, Severina Pacifico, Luigi Castaldo, Annamaria Colao and Alberto Ritieni
Nutrients 2021, 13(4), 1197; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13041197
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/4/1197
Cited by 43 | Viewed by 6444

“Nutrient Intake and Status in Adults Consuming Plant-Based Diets Compared to Meat-Eaters: A Systematic Review”
by Nicole Neufingerl and Ans Eilander
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 29; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010029
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/29
Cited by 48 | Viewed by 18250

“Human Milk from Previously COVID-19-Infected Mothers: The Effect of Pasteurization on Specific Antibodies and Neutralization Capacity”
by Britt J. van Keulen, Michelle Romijn, Albert Bondt, Kelly A. Dingess, Eva Kontopodi, Karlijn van der Straten, Maurits A. den Boer, Judith A. Burger, Meliawati Poniman, Berend J. Bosch et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1645; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051645
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1645
Cited by 41 | Viewed by 6009

“Ultra-Processed Food Consumption and Adult Mortality Risk: A Systematic Review and Dose–Response Meta-Analysis of 207,291 Participants”
by Wanich Suksatan, Sajjad Moradi, Fatemeh Naeini, Reza Bagheri, Hamed Mohammadi, Sepide Talebi, Sanaz Mehrabani, Mohammad ali Hojjati Kermani and Katsuhiko Suzuki
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 174; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010174
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/174
Cited by 22 | Viewed by 5633

“Systematic Review of the Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity on the Gut Microbiome of Older Adults”
by Catarina Ramos, Glenn R. Gibson, Gemma E. Walton, Daniele Magistro, Will Kinnear and Kirsty Hunter
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 674; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030674
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/674
Cited by 18 | Viewed by 4543

“Pre-Administration of Berberine Exerts Chemopreventive Effects in AOM/DSS-Induced Colitis-Associated Carcinogenesis Mice via Modulating Inflammation and Intestinal Microbiota”
by Jiaqiang Deng, Lili Zhao, Xieyong Yuan, Yan Li, Junyang Shi, Hua Zhang, Yuxuan Zhao, Liping Han, Huani Wang, Yan Yan et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 726; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040726
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/726
Cited by 16 | Viewed by 3958

“Phytic Acid and Whole Grains for Health Controversy”
by Fred Brouns
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 25; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010025
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/25
Cited by 17 | Viewed by 4559

“Reported Changes in Eating Habits Related to Less Healthy Foods and Beverages during the COVID-19 Pandemic among US Adults”
by Sohyun Park, Seung Hee Lee, Amy L. Yaroch and Heidi M. Blanck
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 526; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030526
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/526
Cited by 15 | Viewed by 5780

“Long Term Follow-Up of Sarcopenia and Malnutrition after Hospitalization for COVID-19 in Conventional or Intensive Care Units”
by Dan Levy, Margherita Giannini, Walid Oulehri, Marianne Riou, Christophe Marcot, Megane Pizzimenti, Lea Debrut, Anne Charloux, Bernard Geny and Alain Meyer
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 912; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040912
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/912
Cited by 13 | Viewed by 2574

“Does Oxidative Stress Management Help Alleviation of COVID-19 Symptoms in Patients Experiencing Diabetes?”
by Alok K. Paul, Md K. Hossain, Tooba Mahboob, Veeranoot Nissapatorn, Polrat Wilairatana, Rownak Jahan, Khoshnur Jannat, Tohmina A. Bondhon, Anamul Hasan, Maria de Lourdes Pereira et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 321; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020321
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/321
Cited by 11 | Viewed by 3028

21 May 2023
Nutrients | 2021–2022 Highly Cited Papers in Web of Science about Phytochemicals and Human Health

We are delighted to present the 2021–2022 highly cited papers in the Web of Science, a curated list of high-quality articles from Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643), as shown below.

Polyphenols and Human Health: The Role of Bioavailability
by Chiara Di Lorenzo, Francesca Colombo, Simone Biella, Creina Stockley and Patrizia Restani
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 273; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010273
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/273
Cited by 218 | Viewed by 11606

“Curcumin, Quercetin, Catechins and Metabolic Diseases: The Role of Gut Microbiota”
by Umair Shabbir, Momna Rubab, Eric Banan-Mwine Daliri, Ramachandran Chelliah, Ahsan Javed and Deog-Hwan Oh
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 206; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010206
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/206
Cited by 106 | Viewed by 11416

“Immunomodulatory Effects of Dietary Polyphenols”
by Hira Shakoor, Jack Feehan, Vasso Apostolopoulos, Carine Platat, Ayesha Salem Al Dhaheri, Habiba I. Ali, Leila Cheikh Ismail, Marijan Bosevski and Lily Stojanovska
Nutrients 2021, 13(3), 728; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13030728
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/3/728
Cited by 62 | Viewed by 7362

“Polyphenols—Gut Microbiota Interrelationship: A Transition to a New Generation of Prebiotics”
by Diana Plamada and Dan Cristian Vodnar
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 137; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010137
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/137
Cited by 60 | Viewed by 6455

“Bioactive Compounds for Skin Health: A Review”
by Monika Michalak, Monika Pierzak, Beata Kręcisz and Edyta Suliga
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 203; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010203
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/203
Cited by 57 | Viewed by 18125

“Black Cumin (Nigella sativa L.): A Comprehensive Review on Phytochemistry, Health Benefits, Molecular Pharmacology, and Safety”
by Md. Abdul Hannan, Md. Ataur Rahman, Abdullah Al Mamun Sohag, Md. Jamal Uddin, Raju Dash, Mahmudul Hasan Sikder, Md. Saidur Rahman, Binod Timalsina, Yeasmin Akter Munni, Partha Protim Sarker et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(6), 1784; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13061784
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/6/1784
Cited by 55 | Viewed by 37649

“Phenolic Acids and Prevention of Cognitive Decline: Polyphenols with a Neuroprotective Role in Cognitive Disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease”
by Giuseppe Caruso, Justyna Godos, Anna Privitera, Giuseppe Lanza, Sabrina Castellano, Alessio Chillemi, Oliviero Bruni, Raffaele Ferri, Filippo Caraci and Giuseppe Grosso
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 819; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040819
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/819
Cited by 44 | Viewed by 4951

“Oleanolic Acid: Extraction, Characterization and Biological Activity”
by José M. Castellano, Sara Ramos-Romero and Javier S. Perona
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 623; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030623
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/623
Cited by 35 | Viewed by 5289

“The Effect of Dietary Polyphenols on Vascular Health and Hypertension: Current Evidence and Mechanisms of Action”
by Giuseppe Grosso, Justyna Godos, Walter Currenti, Agnieszka Micek, Luca Falzone, Massimo Libra, Francesca Giampieri, Tamara Y. Forbes-Hernández, José L. Quiles, Maurizio Battino et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 545; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030545
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/545
Cited by 33 | Viewed by 4675

“Anti-Inflammatory and Active Biological Properties of the Plant-Derived Bioactive Compounds Luteolin and Luteolin 7-Glucoside”
by Sabrina Caporali, Alessandro De Stefano, Cinzia Calabrese, Alfredo Giovannelli, Massimo Pieri, Isabella Savini, Manfredi Tesauro, Sergio Bernardini, Marilena Minieri and Alessandro Terrinoni
Nutrients 2022, 14(6), 1155; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14061155
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/6/1155
Cited by 31 | Viewed by 3298

“Nutritional Composition and Bioactive Components in Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) Greens: A Review”
by Safiullah Pathan and Rafat A. Siddiqui
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 558; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030558
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/558
Cited by 24 | Viewed by 4998

“The Composition and Anti-Aging Activities of Polyphenol Extract from Phyllanthus emblica L. Fruit”
by Min Wu, Jianhang Cai, Zhengfeng Fang, Shanshan Li, Zhiqing Huang, Zizhong Tang, Qingying Luo and Hong Chen
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 857; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040857
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/857
Cited by 14 | Viewed by 2947

“Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) Flower Water Extract Disrupts the Cecal Microbiome, Brush Border Membrane Functionality, and Morphology In Vivo (Gallus gallus)”
by Nikita Agarwal, Nikolai Kolba, YeonJin Jung, Jacquelyn Cheng and Elad Tako
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 220; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010220
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/220
Cited by 11 | Viewed by 2584

“Beneficial Effects of Spirulina Consumption on Brain Health”
by Teresa Trotta, Chiara Porro, Antonia Cianciulli and Maria Antonietta Panaro
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 676; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030676
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/676
Cited by 12 | Viewed by 6426

“Bound Polyphenols from Red Quinoa Prevailed over Free Polyphenols in Reducing Postprandial Blood Glucose Rises by Inhibiting α-Glucosidase Activity and Starch Digestion”
by Yu Zhang, Bing Bai, Yu Yan, Juan Liang and Xiao Guan
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 728; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040728
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/728
Cited by 12 | Viewed by 2750

19 May 2023
Prof. Dr. George Moschonis Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of Section “Nutrition Methodology & Assessment” in Nutrients


We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. George Moschonis has been appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of the “Nutrition Methodology & Assessment” Section in Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643).

Name: Prof. Dr. George Moschonis
Homepage: https://scholars.latrobe.edu.au/gmoschonis
Affiliation: School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport, La Trobe University, Melbourne 3086, Australia
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; nutrition research methodology; nutritional assessment; nutrition counseling; functional foods

Prof. Dr. George Moschonis is a Professor at the Department of Dietetics, Nutrition and Sport at La Trobe University. Until December 2019, Prof. Dr. George Moschonis was the Head of the Discipline of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics.

Prof. Dr. Moschonis’ main research area of interest is the identification of determinants or predictors (starting from very early life stages) of obesity and obesity-related cardio-metabolic complications and the design and evaluation of the clinical effectiveness of nutrition counseling programs aiming to tackle the societal challenge of obesity and related co-morbidities (type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc.).

In addition, his research expertise also extends toward the development of new functional food products, as well as to the design and implementation of human clinical trials that set the basis for the assessment of the clinical effectiveness of functional foods and dietary supplements in tackling nutrition-related health conditions.

Prof. Dr. George Moschonis is currently the chief investigator in several funded research projects taking place in Europe and Australia. As of May 2023, Prof. Dr. Moschonis has published 231 research articles in high-impact international peer-reviewed scientific journals, authored several book chapters and is a highly cited author, with his research outputs having more than 19,000 citations based on Scopus.

The following is a short Q&A with Prof. Dr. George Moschonis, who shared his vision for the journal and his views on the research area and open access publishing:

1. What appealed to you about the journal and encouraged you to become its Section Editor-in-Chief?
Nutrition methodology and assessment have been the focus of my academic activity and research over the last 20 years. As I was evolving in this field of nutritional science, I realized the need for methodologically valid and standardized approaches that can increase the quality of the evidence coming from nutrition research. In this regard, there are still several aspects of nutrition methodology and assessment that require refinement, as a means to reduce bias and improve the strength of scientific evidence, thus also setting a more solid basis for translation to nutrition guidelines and public health policy.

2. What is your vision for Nutrients?
I strongly believe that the "Nutrition Methodology & Assessment" Section in Nutrients will attract ample attention and interest from nutrition scientists and researchers globally, as it contributes towards the filling in of an important gap in nutrition science. At the same time, it will provide the opportunity for proposing and examining the validity of novel approaches and updates in nutrition research methods, including nutritional assessment techniques, data collection tools and processes, thus serving as a landmark for current and future researchers.

3. What does the future of this field of research look like?
There is a great need in the nutritional science community for standardized and scientifically valid methods in nutrition data collection and assessment. This necessity sets the basis for novel methods and tools, including digital solutions, which are expected to play an integral part and shape the future of nutrition research. The "Nutrition Methodology & Assessment" Section in Nutrients will foster high-impact articles in this significant and growing field of research.

4. What do you think of the development of open access in the publishing field?
Open access is quite important in research, as it allows the wider dissemination of scientific evidence not only to the scientific world, but also to the media, policy makers, educators and practitioners, thus facilitating the translation of research into practice, with numerous benefits for public health.

We warmly welcome Prof. Dr. George Moschonis as the new Section Editor-in-Chief and we look forward to him leading Nutrients to many more milestones.

16 May 2023
Meet Us at the 19th Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society, 18–22 June 2023, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada


Conference: 19th Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society

Date: 18–22 June 2023

Place: Niagara Falls Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2G 3Y9

Booth: #T12

MDPI will be attending the 19th Annual International Conference of the Metabolomics Society, which will be held from 18 to 22 June 2023 in downtown Niagara Falls, Canada, at the Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

The conference is the official annual meeting of the Metabolomics Society, and the largest metabolomics meeting worldwide. It will cover the major scientific themes of: technology advances; computational metabolomics, statistics, and bioinformatics; metabolomics in health and disease; and metabolomics of plants, food, environment and microbes. A special theme for this conference will focus on mental health, drug addiction and medicinal cannabis. The scientific program will include plenary and keynote talks, three parallel scientific sessions, interactive poster sessions, sponsor lunches, other networking events and a specially organized parallel session to promote metabolomics research in industry. A strong line-up of both introductory and advanced workshops will take place on Sunday, 18 June, and the morning of Monday, 19 June. To complement the exciting scientific program, the conference will offer a welcome reception, vibrant early career events, a conference dinner and other engaging social activities.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

Please do not hesitate to reach out ([email protected]) if you plan on attending this conference. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you might have.

For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.metabolomics2023.org/.

24 April 2023
Nutrients | Invitation to Read 2021–2022 Hot Topic Papers in Web of Science

We are delighted to present the hot topic papers from 2021 to 2022 in Web of Science, a curated list of high-quality articles from Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643), as shown below.

“Gut Microbiome Composition in Obese and Non-Obese Persons: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”
by Mariona Pinart, Andreas Dötsch, Kristina Schlicht, Matthias Laudes, Jildau Bouwman, Sofia K. Forslund, Tobias Pischon and Katharina Nimptsch
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010012
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/12
Cited by 45 | Viewed by 5526

“Polyphenols–Gut Microbiota Interrelationship: A Transition to a New Generation of Prebiotics”
by Diana Plamada and Dan Cristian Vodnar
Nutrients 2022, 14(1), 137; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14010137
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/1/137
Cited by 57 | Viewed by 5900

“Assessment of Body Composition in Athletes: A Narrative Review of Available Methods with Special Reference to Quantitative and Qualitative Bioimpedance Analysis”
by Francesco Campa, Stefania Toselli, Massimiliano Mazzilli, Luís Alberto Gobbo and Giuseppe Coratella
Nutrients 2021, 13(5), 1620; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051620
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/5/1620
Cited by 90 | Viewed by 11516

“Sarcopenic Dysphagia, Malnutrition, and Oral Frailty in Elderly: A Comprehensive Review”
by Alessandro de Sire, Martina Ferrillo, Lorenzo Lippi, Francesco Agostini, Roberto de Sire, Paola Emilia Ferrara, Giuseppe Raguso, Sergio Riso, Andrea Roccuzzo, Gianpaolo Ronconi et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(5), 982; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14050982
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/5/982
Cited by 35 | Viewed by 6687

“Regulation of Neurotransmitters by the Gut Microbiota and Effects on Cognition in Neurological Disorders”
by Yijing Chen, Jinying Xu and Yu Chen
Nutrients 2021, 13(6), 2099; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13062099
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/6/2099
Cited by 91 | Viewed by 17645

“The Mediterranean Diet: An Update of the Clinical Trials”
by Mauro Finicelli, Anna Di Salle, Umberto Galderisi and Gianfranco Peluso
Nutrients 2022, 14(14), 2956; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14142956
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/14/2956
Cited by 18 | Viewed by 3343

“Beneficial Outcomes of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Human Health: An Update for 2021”
by Ivana Djuricic and Philip C. Calder
Nutrients 2021, 13(7), 2421; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072421
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/7/2421
Cited by 142 | Viewed by 18350

“Polyphenols and Human Health: The Role of Bioavailability”
by Chiara Di Lorenzo, Francesca Colombo, Simone Biella, Creina Stockley and Patrizia Restani
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 273; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010273
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/273
Cited by 203 | Viewed by 11006

“Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Influence SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Efficacy or Immunogenicity: Sub-Studies Nested within the CORONAVIT Randomised Controlled Trial”
by David A. Jolliffe, Giulia Vivaldi, Emma S. Chambers, Weigang Cai, Wenhao Li, Sian E. Faustini, Joseph M. Gibbons, Corinna Pade, Anna K. Coussens, Alex G. Richter et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(18), 3821; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14183821
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/18/3821
Cited by 8 | Viewed by 1700

“Effects of a 2-Week 5000 IU versus 1000 IU Vitamin D3 Supplementation on Recovery of Symptoms in Patients with Mild to Moderate COVID-19: A Randomized Clinical Trial”
by Shaun Sabico, Mushira A. Enani, Eman Sheshah, Naji J. Aljohani, Dara A. Aldisi, Naif H. Alotaibi, Naemah Alshingetti, Suliman Y. Alomar, Abdullah M. Alnaami, Osama E. Amer et al.
Nutrients 2021, 13(7), 2170; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072170
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/7/2170
Cited by 74 | Viewed by 21609

7 April 2023
World Health Day–Health for All

On 7 April 2023—World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) will observe its 75th anniversary. In 1948, countries of the world came together and founded the WHO to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable, so that everyone, everywhere, can attain the highest level of health and well-being. The WHO’s 75th anniversary is an opportunity to look back at public health successes that have improved quality of life over the last seven decades. It is also an opportunity to motivate action to tackle the health challenges of today and tomorrow. In order to encourage everyone to understand health and pay attention to health, we have also curated a list of publications on topics related to universal health coverage, healthy diet, and mental health. We also want to remind everyone that all research published in MDPI journals is available in an open access format, allowing practitioners, policy makers, and people around the world to access the latest scientific knowledge to build upon and share. Although we still have a long way to go to achieve universal health, this day also provides an opportunity to celebrate the progress made and inspire further action toward a more just and equitable world. Join us on a journey at MDPI to achieve Health for All.

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Special Issue: Dietary Antioxidants and Cardiovascular Health

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Topical Collection: Poxviruses

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Special Issue: Organophosphate-Induced Neurotoxicity: Countermeasures, Mechanisms, and Physiology

4 April 2023
Meet Us at the 11th AOHUPO and 7th AOAPO Congress, 8–10 May 2023, Singapore


MDPI will be attending the 11th AOHUPO and 7th AOAPO Congress, hosted by the SSMS and the Malaysian Proteomics Society (MAPS), which will be held from 8 to 10 May 2023, in Singapore. The 3-day face-to-face joint congress will feature distinguished invited speakers in 5 plenary sessions and 27 concurrent sessions, covering broad topics of proteomics and mass spectrometry technologies and applications in health/biomedical research, agriculture/aquaculture, food, and environmental sciences. Congress participants will have the opportunity to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. In addition, the organizers have also planned to hold a Young Scientist Forum (YSF) for young scientists as a preconference activity.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#A15) 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://www.aohupo-aoapo-2023.org/.

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

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

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

Journal

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Journal Topics (Selected)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

1 February 2023
Prof. Dr. Jaime Uribarri Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of Section “Clinical Nutrition” in Nutrients


We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Jaime Uribarri has been appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of the “Clinical Nutrition” Section in Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643).

Name: Prof. Dr. Jaime Uribarri
Homepage: http://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/jaime-uribarri
Affiliation: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 10029, USA
Interests: diabetes; chronic kidney disease; dietary advanced glycation end products; dietary phosphorus; acid-base metabolism

Prof. Dr. Jaime Uribarri is a practicing nephrologist and clinical investigator in NYC. He was born in Chile and received his medical degree from the University of Chile School of Medicine. He did all his postgraduate training in the United States. He has been in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC, since 1990, where he is currently Professor of Medicine and Director of the Renal Clinic and the Home Dialysis Program at the Mount Sinai Hospital.

In parallel with his clinical activities, Prof. Dr. Uribarri has been very active in clinical investigation for more than 40 years. His main areas of research have included acid-base, fluids, electrolyte disorders and nutrition in chronic kidney disease and diabetic patients (particularly in the fields of dietary phosphorus and dietary advanced glycation end products or AGEs). He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and written many chapters in books. He has lectured extensively on these research topics at local, national and international meetings.

He has edited a book on dietary AGEs and co-edited a book on dietary phosphorus published by the CRC Press. He serves as an ad hoc referee for numerous nutrition, medical and other scientific journals and he is an active member of several health organizations and professional associations including the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Nutrition.

The following is a short Q&A with Prof. Dr. Jaime Uribarri, who shared his vision for the journal and his views on the research area and Open Access publishing:

1. What appealed to you about the journal and encouraged you to become its Section Editor-in-Chief?
Nutrition is and will remain the focus of my research activities and is central to the strategies I apply in the care of my patients. In the USA, the main cause of chronic kidney disease is by far Diabetes type 2 and the main cause of death in these patients is cardiovascular disease, all of which result mostly from lifestyles, particularly unhealthy nutrition. Therefore, it is impossible to be involved in clinical practice and ignore the important contribution that nutrition has in the initiation and progression of these chronic diseases, on top and beyond the use of medications. I believe that Nutrients as a journal, and especially the “Clinical Nutrition” Section, lends itself very well to connect the field of nutrition with the practice of medicine, which is a very important goal for me.

2. What is your vision for Nutrients?
I would like to see the “Clinical Nutrition” Section growing and contributing significantly to strengthen the connection between nutrition and medicine in general, which I believe is badly needed. I would like the journal to become a point of knowledge translation that will help to disseminate new knowledge in nutrition to clinicians in the form of reviews and perspectives that could be easily understood.

3. What does the future of this field of research look like?
The field of clinical nutrition is a growing one and I expect this situation to continue in the near future. The increasing prevalence of chronic non-transmissible diseases in the Western world, due in part to unhealthy nutrition, combined with diseases of malnutrition in the developing world, makes this field of research particularly important.

We warmly welcome Prof. Dr. Jaime Uribarri as the new Section Editor-in-Chief and we look forward to him leading Nutrients to reach many more milestones.

3 January 2023
Nutrients | Invitation to Read the Current Editor’s Choice Articles Published in 2021–2022


Editor's Choice Articles are selected based on suggestions from Nutrients’ academic editors from around the world. These editors select a small number of articles that have recently been published in the journal that they consider to be of particular interest to readers or important in their respective fields of research. We are delighted to present the 2021–2022 Editor's Choice Articles, a curated list of high-quality articles from Nutrients (ISSN: 2072-6643), shown below. The full list of Editor's Choice Articles can be seen at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients/editors_choice.

“Sarcopenic Dysphagia, Malnutrition, and Oral Frailty in Elderly: A Comprehensive Review”
by Alessandro de Sire, Martina Ferrillo, Lorenzo Lippi, Francesco Agostini, Roberto de Sire, Paola Emilia Ferrara, Giuseppe Raguso, Sergio Riso, Andrea Roccuzzo, Gianpaolo Ronconi et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(5), 982; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14050982
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/5/982
Cited by 29 | Viewed by 4355

“Phenolic Acids and Prevention of Cognitive Decline: Polyphenols with a Neuroprotective Role in Cognitive Disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease”
by Giuseppe Caruso, Justyna Godos, Anna Privitera, Giuseppe Lanza, Sabrina Castellano, Alessio Chillemi, Oliviero Bruni, Raffaele Ferri, Filippo Caraci and Giuseppe Grosso
Nutrients 2022, 14(4), 819; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040819
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/4/819
Cited by 25 | Viewed by 3660

“The Effect of Dietary Polyphenols on Vascular Health and Hypertension: Current Evidence and Mechanisms of Action”
by Giuseppe Grosso, Justyna Godos, Walter Currenti, Agnieszka Micek, Luca Falzone, Massimo Libra, Francesca Giampieri, Tamara Y. Forbes-Hernández, José L. Quiles, Maurizio Battino et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 545; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030545
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/545
Cited by 19 | Viewed by 3144

“The Potential Role of Gut Microbiota in Alzheimer’s Disease: From Diagnosis to Treatment
by Angelica Varesi, Elisa Pierella, Marcello Romeo, Gaia Bavestrello Piccini, Claudia Alfano, Geir Bjørklund, Abigail Oppong, Giovanni Ricevuti, Ciro Esposito, Salvatore Chirumbolo et al.
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 668; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030668
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/668
Cited by 20 | Viewed by 5535

“Critical Appraisal of Large Vitamin D Randomized Controlled Trials”
by Stefan Pilz, Christian Trummer, Verena Theiler-Schwetz, Martin R. Grübler, Nicolas D. Verheyen, Balazs Odler, Spyridon N. Karras, Armin Zittermann and Winfried März
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 303; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020303
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/303
Cited by 17 | Viewed by 3147

“Oleanolic Acid: Extraction, Characterization and Biological Activity
by José M. Castellano, Sara Ramos-Romero and Javier S. Perona
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 623; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030623
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/623
Cited by 17 | Viewed by 3291

“Role of Probiotics in the Management of COVID-19: A Computational Perspective”
by Quang Vo Nguyen, Li Chuin Chong, Yan-Yan Hor, Lee-Ching Lew, Irfan A. Rather and Sy-Bing Choi
Nutrients 2022, 14(2), 274; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14020274
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/2/274
Cited by 15 | Viewed by 4624

“A Narrative Review of the Evidence for Variations in Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentration Thresholds for Optimal Health”
by William B. Grant, Fatme Al Anouti, Barbara J. Boucher, Erdinç Dursun, Duygu Gezen-Ak, Edward B. Jude, Tatiana Karonova and Pawel Pludowski
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 639; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030639
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/639
Cited by 15 | Viewed by 13002

“Fermented Foods, Health and the Gut Microbiome”
by Natasha K. Leeuwendaal, Catherine Stanton, Paul W. O’Toole and Tom P. Beresford
Nutrients 2022, 14(7), 1527; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071527
Available online: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14071527
Cited by 15 | Viewed by 5188

“The Role of Minerals in the Optimal Functioning of the Immune System”
by Christopher Weyh, Karsten Krüger, Peter Peeling and Lindy Castell
Nutrients 2022, 14(3), 644; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14030644
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/14/3/644
Cited by 14 | Viewed by 4461

“Polyphenols and Human Health: The Role of Bioavailability”
by Chiara Di Lorenzo, Francesca Colombo, Simone Biella, Creina Stockley and Patrizia Restani
Nutrients 2021, 13(1), 273; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13010273
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/273
Cited by 144 | Viewed by 9091

“Beneficial Outcomes of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Human Health: An Update for 2021”
by Ivana Djuricic and Philip C. Calder
Nutrients 2021, 13(7), 2421; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072421
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/7/2421
Cited by 93 | Viewed by 13899

“Assessment of Body Composition in Athletes: A Narrative Review of Available Methods with Special Reference to Quantitative and Qualitative Bioimpedance Analysis”
by Francesco Campa, Stefania Toselli, Massimiliano M