Announcements

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


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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

15 February 2024
Symmetry Webinar | Infinite Systems of Nonlinear Differential and Integral Equations, 22 February 2024


Welcome message by the Chair:

I would like to warmly welcome all webinar participants. The title of the webinar is “Infinite Systems of Nonlinear Differential and Integral Equations”.

My name is Józef Banaś and it is my pleasure to chair this webinar. My place of work is the Department of Nonlinear Analysis at the Rzeszów University of Technology in Rzeszów, Poland. Rzeszów is a city situated in the southeastern part of Poland, close to the border with Ukraine.

The subject of our webinar is closely associated with the theory of differential and integral equations and their systems—possibly infinite. It is well known that both differential and integral equations play a significant role in the description of several real-world events and problems. Therefore, the subject of our webinar has great significance. Furthermore, the infinite systems of such equations are beginning to have considerable significance in the description of several events and problems.

Date: 22 February 2024 at 10:00 a.m. CET | 05:00 p.m. CST Asia
Webinar ID: 875 5394 9501

Register now for free!
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Program:

Speaker/Presentation Time in CET Time in CST Asia
Prof. Dr. Józef Banaś
Chair Introduction
10:00–10:10 a.m. 05:00–05:10 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Józef Banaś
An Introduction to the Subject of Infinite Systems of Differential and Integral Equations
10:10–10:50 a.m. 05:10–05:50 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Malkowsky
Regularity vs. Compactness
10:50–11:10 a.m. 05:50–06:10 p.m.
Dr. Josefa Caballero
Solvability to a Class of Integral Boundary Value Problems of Fractional Order with Parametric Dependence via a Mixed Monotone Operator Method
11:10–11:30 a.m. 06:10–06:30 p.m.
Dr. Jackie Harjani
About the Solution of a Functional Equation in Lipschitz Space
11:30–11:50 a.m. 06:30–06:50 p.m.
Q&A Session 11:50–12:05 a.m. 06:50–07:05 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Józef Banaś
Closing of Webinar
12:05–12:10 a.m. 07:05–07:10 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 Chair and Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Józef Banaś, Department of Nonlinear Analysis, Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland;
  • Dr. Eberhard Malkowsky, Department of Mathematics, State University Novi Pazar, Serbia;
  • Josefa Caballero Mena, Departamento de Matemáticas, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain;
  • Jackie Harjani, Department of Mathematics, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

Relevant Special Issue:

Nonlinear Differential and Integral Equations and Their Infinite Systems
Edited by Prof. Dr. Józef Banaś, Dr. Agnieszka Chlebowicz, and Prof. Dr. Beata Rzepka
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024

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

26 January 2024
Acknowledgment of the Reviewers of Symmetry in 2023

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

In 2023, Symmetry received 8236 review reports, from 5530 reviewers. This past year, we worked with reviewers from 111 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 Symmetry 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:

Aatif Ali Lorenzo Ciappi
Abbas Kareem Wanas Lorenzo Pizzuti
Abbasali Sadeghi Lubomir Kubik
Abd Al Karim Haj Ismail Luca Nanni
Abd El-Aziz Luca Schio
Abdelatif Boutiara Luigi Pilo
Abdelilah Alaoui Lamrani Luis Adrián Lizama-Perez
Abdellatif Boureghda Luis Alberto Rodríguez-Picón
Abdel-Nasser Sharkawy Luis Granda
Abdel-Rahman Akl Luís Massuça
Abdul Haseeb Luis Roseiro
Abdul Jalal Lujie Zhou
Abdul Rab Asary Luka Popovic
Abdul Rauf Lukáš Pospíšil
Abdulghani Muhyi M. C. Chinnaiah
Abdullah Ansari M. Nagamadhu
Abdulrazak Otaru Maasoomah Sadaf
Abdumauvlen Berdyshev Maawiya Ould Sidi
Abdur Raziq Madeleine Al-Tahan
Abdus Saboor Magno Machado
Abeer mahmoud Mahdi Imanparast
Abhishek Choubey Mahdi Karami
Abhishek Kaushik Mahesh Kumar
Abiodun Oladipo Mahmoud A. Ibrahim
Abul Bashar Mahmoud El-Morshedy
Adan Ramirez-Lopez Mahpeyker Ozturk
Adebowale Obalalu Majeed Ahmed Al-Jawary
Adel Ali Ahmed Majid Erfanian
Adela Mihai Małgorzata Jasiulewicz-Kaczmarek
Adem Kilicman Malinka Ivanova
Adil Jhangeer Manikandan Kannan
Adimoolam Malaiyalathan Manoj Garg
Adinel Gavrus Manuel Alberto Martins Ferreira
Adis Puška Manuel De La Sen
Adnan Khan Manuel Fernandez-Veiga
Adnene Arbi Manuel Ortigueira
Afis Saliu Manuela De Maddis
Afzal Khan Marc Peruzzetto
Agata Niemczyk Marcello Abbrescia
Ágnes Bárkányi Marcelo Andrade
Agnieszka Choroszucho Marcelo Coertjens
Agnieszka Konys Marcelo Okano
Agostino De Iorio Marcelo V. Flamarion
Aharon Davidson Marcin Lawnik
Ahmad Abu-Shareha Marcin Szczygieł
Ahmad Adlie Shamsuri Marcin Szpyrka
Ahmad Al-Daraiseh Marcio Basilio
Ahmad Ali Marco Danilo Claudio Torri
Ahmad Alomari Marco Favretti
Ahmad Al-Omari Marco Lombardi
Ahmad H. Sabry Marco Rosso
Ahmad Hajatzadeh Pordanjani Marcos Brioschi
Ahmad Hassanat Marek Gazdzicki
Ahmad Qazza Marek Kus
Ahmed Al Mansur Marek Lampart
Ahmed Alghamdi Marek Liška
Ahmed El-Deeb Marek Moravcik
Ahmed Elgazzar Marek Sawerwain
Ahmed Hassan Marek Staszewski
Ahmed J. Obaid María Ángeles Pérez García
Ahmed Mekawy Maria Dobritoiu
Ahmed Saad Rashed Maria Elisa Tata
Ahmed Salem Maria G. Ioannides
Ahmet Murat Gizir Maria Lippiello
Ahmet Yildiz Maria Sameiro Gonçalves
Ahsen Maqsoom Maria Vasileva
Aileni Raluca Maria Mariana Durcheva
Akbar Ali Marija M. Vuksanović
Akbar Jahanbani Marija Obradovic
Akbar Rezaei Marimuthu Mohan Raja
AKM Hossain Marina Barulina
Akmal Jahan Mohamed Abdul Cader Marina Bastrakova
Albert Petrov Mario Zitelli
Alberto Molgado Marius Mihai Cazacu
Alejandro Jimenéz Rios Marius Prelipceanu
Alejandro Medina Santiago Mark Goodsell
Aleksandar Milićević Markus Heß
Aleksander Wawer Marshal Raj
Aleksandr Kuntsevich Marta Biegańska
Aleksandr Tynda Marta Reboiro
Aleksandr Yurin Martin Ivanov
Aleksey Kabanov Martin Kološ
Alessandro Bravetti Marwan Al-Raeei
Alessandro Di Marco Maryam Arabameri
Alessandro Di Pretoro Marzena Filipowicz-Chomko
Alessandro Ferrarini Massimiliano Gaeta
Alessandro Quarta Massimo Mannarelli
Alessio Facchin Massoud Amini
Alexander Buldaev Mati Pääsuke
Alexander Devdariani Matia Mainardis
Alexander Kazakov Matija Perne
Alexander Korsunsky Matteo Farnè
Alexander Lyapin Matteo Luca Ruggiero
Alexander Moskalensky Matthew Oluwayemi
Alexander Omelyanchik Matti Heikinheimo
Alexander Pchelintsev Mauricio Richartz
Alexander Robitzsch Mauro Chiesa
Alexander Shalyt-Margolin Maxim Bakaev
Alexander Shapovalov Maxim Mishnev
Alexander Tarasyev Maxim Sakharov
Alexander Trounev Maxim Tereshonok
Alexander V. Artem’ev Maykel Manawan
Alexandr Kuznetsov Md. Abu Ayub Siddique
Alexandr Petukhov Mehdi Asadi
Alexandra Fodor Mehdi Ebadi-Jamkhaneh
Alexandra Galhano Mehdi Rafie-Rad
Alexandre Hudon Mehdi Tavakkoli
Alexandre Landry Mehmet Emin Ergun
Alexandru Marian Mehmet Fatih Işık
Alexei Larionov Mehmet Senol
Alexey Beskopylny Mehmet Ünver
Alexey Chirkov Mehmet Zeki Konyar
Alexey G. Voloboy Mehrab Momennia
Alexey Ivanov Menachem Domb
Alexey Kutyrev Meraj Khan
Alexey Porubov Messaoud Berkal
Alexey S. Zhevlakov Metwally Alawady
Alexey V. Galatentko Mian Zhu
Alfonso Gómez-Espinosa Michael Faley
Algirdas Baskys Michael Voskoglou
Ali Alwahib Michał Batsch
Ali Dolati Michel Planat
Ali Ebrahimi-Mamaghani Mieczysław Cichoń
Ali Ghalavand Miguel Pereira
Ali Hakem Miguel Sellitto
Ali Kara Miha Ravber
Ali Mashaallah Kermani Mihael Tsalta-Mladenov
Ali Mortazavi Mihaela Spataru
Ali Nasir Mihaela Toderaş
Ali Raza Mihaela Udristioiu
Ali Reza Tolou Kian Mihai Daniel Roman
Ali Salem Mihai Marciu
Ali Shukur Mijanur Rahaman Seikh
Ali Sorourkhah Mike Pivnenko
Ali Taghvaie Nakhjiri Mikhail Artemov
Ali Takieldeen Mikhail Basov
Ali Tarkashvand Mikhail Kuptsov
Alina Bianca Pop Milan Dimitrijević
Alina-Mihaela Patriciu Milan Zlatanovic
Alireza Abbasimoshaei Miled El Hajji
Alireza Rashidi Komijan Milena Ilić
Alvise Rabitti Milos Antonijevic
Amal Hassan Miloud Rahmoune
Amar Nath Chatterjee Mingsen Pan
Amelia Victoria Garcia Luengo Miodrag Zivkovic
Amin Al-khursan Miquel Torrent-Sucarrat
Amin Khajehdezfuly Mircea Rus
Amine Saddik Mircea Viorel Drăgoi
Amir Baklouti Miroslav Iliaš
Amir Benzaoui Miroslava Antić
Amir M. Fathollahi-Fard Mirzayusuf Musakhanov
Amir Mohammad Mirzaei Mladen Krstić
Amir Najibi Mohamd Saleem Lone
Amirhossein Moghanian Mohamed A. Barakat
Amirmostafa Amirjani Mohamed Abbas
Amirtharajan Rengarajan Mohamed Abd El-Aal
Amjad Hussain Mohamed Abdel Latif
Amjad Iqbal Mohamed Abdelhakem
Ammad Hassan Khan Mohamed Adel
Ammar Kadi Mohamed Elbadri
Ammar Odeh Mohamed K. Korrany Hassan
Amna Elhawil Mohamed Kayid
Ana C. Gomes Mohamed Mostafa
Ana María Díaz-Díaz Mohamed S. Osman
Ana Sofia Alves Mohamed Wiem Mkaouer
Anabela S. Silva Mohammad Abobala
Anand Rajawat Mohammad Afikuzzaman
Anand Raju Mohammad Ali Lotfollahi Yaghin 
Anas Al-Masarwah Mohammad Alijani
Anas Bin Aqeel Mohammad Almseidin
Anatoli Popov Mohammad Alqudah
Anatoly Filippov Mohammad Amir
Andranik Akopov Mohammad Asaduzzaman Chowdhury
Andrea Albonico Mohammad Aslefallah
Andrea Passarelli Mohammad Dilshad
Andrea Richaud Mohammad Meraj Mirza
Andrea Tigrini Mohammad Raqab
Andreas Ruschhaupt Mohammad Sadegh Barkhordari
Andreas Schreiber Mohammad Safi Ullah
Andrey Ivantsov Mohammad Sajid
Andrey Shablinskii Mohammad Yazdi
Andrey Zahariev Mohammadreza Kadivar
Andriana Martinou Mohammed Ali
Andrii Kondratiev Mohammed Almatrafi
Andrii Rogovyi Mohammed Al-Shomrani
Andriy Semenov Mohammed Amer
Andrzej Łukaszewicz Mohammed Bhat
Ángel Giménez Mohammed H. Alsharif
Angel Guillermo Bracamonte Mohammed Mahmoud
Angel S. Sanz Mohammed Mossa Al-Sawalha
Angelyn Lao Mohammed Salah Al-Radhi
Anibal Coronel Mohammed Zakarya
Anirudh Pradhan Mohd Aquib
Anita Agárdi Moin-ud-Din Junjua
Anjan Bedi Moisés Bravo
Ankur Gogoi Mojtaba Fardi
Anna Bryszewska-Mazurek Mojtaba Mohammadi Najafabadi
Anna Kovalenko Momčilo Dobrodolac
Anna Lempert Monika Mitew-Czajewska
Anna Łyczkowska-Hanćkowiak Monika Trojanowska
Anna Manowska Mooyeon Lee
Annalisa Cappella Morteza Mollajafari
Anouchah Latifi Morteza Sasani Ghamsari
Ansgar Meroth Mostafa Behtouei
Anton Antonov Mostafa El Bably
Antonio Borzelli Mostefa Mohamed-Seghir
António Lopes Mourad Kchaou
Antonio Maria Scarfone Moustafa El Bably
Antonio Oliveira-Jr Mrinal Kaushik
Antonio Seijas-Macias Muaadh Almahalebi
Anuar Ishak Muath Awadalla
Anwar Shahid Mubashir Hussain
Arcot Usha Mudasir Younis
Aree Ali Mudligiriyappa Niranjanamurthy
Ariadna Hernaiz-Sanchez Muhammad Ahsan
Arioua Yacine Muhammad Ajaz
Armen Kocharyan Muhammad Altaf Khan
Armen Ter-Martirosyan Muhammad Anwar
Armin Dadras Eslamlou Muhammad Arshad Shehzad Hassan
Arnau Mir Torres Muhammad Ashar Naveed
Arno Schindlmayr Muhammad Ashfaq
Aroonkumar Beesham Muhammad Awais Javed
Artem Obukhov Muhammad Bilal
Arthi Murugadass Muhammad Faheem
Arthur Melani Muhammad Faisal Nadeem
Arthur Vashurin Muhammad Gulistan
Arturo Diaz-Perez Muhammad Haider
Arturo Fajardo Muhammad Hussain
Arun Johar Muhammad Idrees Afridi
Arundhati Dasgupta Muhammad Imran Saleem
Arzu Akbulut Muhammad Imran Tariq
Asad Ullah Muhammad Kabir
Asfand Fahad Muhammad Kamran Jamil
Asgarali Bouyer Muhammad Rafiullah
Ashish Patel Muhammad Saadi
Ashraf Ibrahim Muhammad Saeed
Ashutosh Aggarwal Muhammad Samraiz
Ashutosh Kumar Alok Muhammad Sardaraz
Asif Ali Shaikh Muhammad Shakeel
Asim Bhaumik Muhammad Tariq
Asima Razzaque Muhammed Syam
Asit Saha Mujahid Iqbal
Assef Zare Mukesh Kumar Maheshwari
Atanu Pathak Munehiro Kimura
Atila Kumbasaroglu Muntazir Hussain
Atiqe Ur Rahman Murat Babaarslan
Atsuki Shinbori Murat Çağlar
Atthaphon Ariyarit Murilo Eduardo Casteroba Bento
Atul Kumar Murugan Senthil Mani Rajan
Aurelian Isar Musa Balta
Aurélien Drezet Musaddiq Al Ali
Avrilia Konguetsof Muslim Jameel Syed
Aydin Eresen Muslum Ozisik
Ayesha Maqbool Mustafa Avci
Ayhan Esi Mustafa Bayram
Ayman Shehata Mustafa Ergin Şahin
Aymen Akremi Mustafa Gürbüz
Ayub Samadi Mustafa Hikmet Bilgehan Ucar
Azam Abdollahi Mustafa Mahmoud
Azizollah Khormali Mykola Kushnir
Azmat Bashir N. Nizam-Uddin
Azmi Altintas Nadezhda Orlova
B. C. Chanyal Nadir Djeddi
B. NagarajaGanesh Nagaraju Kerru
B. Omkar Lakshmi Jagan Nanjundan Magesh
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Kulvinder Singh Yoshio Josue Rubio Higuera
Kun Gao Youssri Hassan Youssri
Kun Qian Yu Jiang
Kyeongjun Lee Yu Zhou
Lakshmi Narayan Mishra Yuan Liu
Lance Labun Yuko Nakamura
Larysa Globa Yunzhou Sun
Laszlo Csirmaz Yupin Wang
László Hegedűs Yuri A. Iriarte
Laura Ivanciu Yuri Shtanov
Laurent Donzé Yuri Zhuravlev
Laurent Raymond Yuriy Shablya
Laurențiu Droj Yury Gamin
Laurentiu Luca Yushin Hara
Laurian-Loan Piscoran Yusuf Ocak
Laxminarayan Sahoo Yuuki Hagiwara
Layla H.abood Z. Yousaf
Lazaros Moysis Zahra Alijani
Le Fang Zainab Ahmed Alkaissi
Leandro Di Gregorio Zain-Aldeen A. Rahman
Lechosław Tuz Zakaria El Allali
Leilei Meng Zbigniew Gomolka
Leimin Wang Zbigniew Lesniak
Leo Matsuoka Zeeshan Ali Khan
Leonarda Francesca Liotta Zeeshan Arfeen
Leoneed Kirilov Zehra Nurkanović
Lesley Rogers Željko Despotović
Leticia Neira-Tovar Željko Kovačević
Lev Kazakovtsev Željko Stević
Lev Kuzmin Ze-Zhou Wang
Levan Chotorlishvili Zhanpeng Yang
Li Rui Zhao Li
Liang Wang Zhaoqiang Chu
Liaqat Ali Zhen Liu
Libi Fu Zhen Zhang
Lida Kouhalvandi Zhengwei Huang
Lifu Sheng Zhenyu Han
Lili Chen Zhigang Wang
Lin Feng Ng Zhihong Yi
Lina Draudviliene Zhihua Zhang
Lioua Kolsi Zhiwu Zhou
Liqiu Wei Zhu-Fang Cui
Lisandro Lovisolo Zia Ullah
Liviu-Adrian Cotfas Zihao Ding
Liyan Xie Ziheng Wu
Ljubica Kazi Zi-Yi Lim
Ljubiša Kočinac Zlatin Zlatev
Longxiang Guo Zoriana Novosad
Loredana Iambor Zubair Ahmad

9 January 2024
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2023 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Section “Life Sciences”

1. “Classification of Blood Rheological Models through an Idealized Symmetrical Bifurcation”
by Konstantinos Tzirakis, Yiannis Kamarianakis, Nikolaos Kontopodis and Christos V. Ioannou
Symmetry 202315(3), 630; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15030630
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/3/630 

2. “A New Program to Estimate the Parameters of Preston’s Equation, a General Formula for Describing the Egg Shape of Birds”
by Peijian Shi, Lin Wang, Brady K. Quinn and Johan Gielis
Symmetry 202315(1), 231; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010231
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/231

3. “A Study on the Intersection of Ground Reaction Forces during Overground Walking in Down Syndrome: Effects of the Pathology and Left–Right Asymmetry”
by Johanna Vielemeyer, Cristina Sole, Manuela Galli, Matteo Zago, Roy Müller and Claudia Condoluci
Symmetry 202315(2), 544; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020544
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/544

8 January 2024
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2023 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Section “Mathematics”

1. “The η-Anti-Hermitian Solution to a System of Constrained Matrix Equations over the Generalized Segre Quaternion Algebra”
by Bai-Ying Ren, Qing-Wen Wang and Xue-Ying Chen
Symmetry 202315(3), 592; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15030592
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/3/592

2. “Chaotification of 1D Maps by Multiple Remainder Operator Additions—Application to B-Spline Curve Encryption”
by Lazaros Moysis, Marcin Lawnik, Ioannis P. Antoniades, Ioannis Kafetzis, Murilo S. Baptista and Christos Volos
Symmetry 202315(3), 726; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15030726
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/3/726

3. “A Family of 1D Chaotic Maps without Equilibria”
by Marcin Lawnik, Lazaros Moysis and Christos Volos
Symmetry 202315(7), 1311; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15071311
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/7/1311

4. “Near-Miss Symmetric Polyhedral Cages”
by Bernard M. A. G. Piette and Árpad Lukács
Symmetry 202315(3), 717; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15030717
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/3/717

5. “Influence of Magnetic Field and Porous Medium on the Steady State and Flow Resistance of Second Grade Fluids over an Infinite Plate”
by Constantin Fetecau and Costică Moroşanu
Symmetry 202315(6), 1269; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15061269
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/6/1269

6. “Potentials from the Polynomial Solutions of the Confluent Heun Equation”
by Géza Lévai
Symmetry 202315(2), 461; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020461
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/461

4 January 2024
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2023 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Section “Physics”

1. “The Proxy-SU(3) Symmetry in Atomic Nuclei”
by Dennis Bonatsos, Andriana Martinou, Spyridon Kosmas Peroulis, Theodoros John Mertzimekis and Nikolay Minkov
Symmetry 202315(1), 169; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010169
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/169

2. “Popcorn Transitions and Approach to Conformality in Homogeneous Holographic Nuclear Matter”
by Jesús Cruz Rojas, Tuna Demircik and Matti Järvinen
Symmetry 202315(2), 331; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020331
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/331

3. “Expansion-Free Dissipative Fluid Spheres: Analytical Solutions”
by Luis Herrera, Alicia Di Prisco and Justo Ospino
Symmetry 202315(3), 754; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15030754
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/3/754

4. “Chiral Restoration of Nucleons in Neutron Star Matter: Studies Based on a Parity Doublet Model”
by Takuya Minamikawa, Bikai Gao, Toru Kojo and Masayasu Harada
Symmetry 202315(3), 745; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15030745
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/3/745

5. “Collective Excitation in High-Energy Nuclear Collisions—In Memory of Professor Lianshou Liu”
by Huan Zhong Huang, Feng Liu, Xiaofeng Luo, Shusu Shi, Fuqiang Wang and Nu Xu
Symmetry 202315(2), 499; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020499
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/499

6. “Jacobi and Lyapunov Stability Analysis of Circular Geodesics around a Spherically Symmetric Dilaton Black Hole”
by Cristina Blaga, Paul Blaga and Tiberiu Harko
Symmetry 202315(2), 329; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020329
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/329

7. “More Insights into Symmetries in Multisymplectic Field Theories”
by Arnoldo Guerra IV and Narciso Román-Roy
Symmetry 202315(2), 390; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020390
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/390

8. “Nonextensive Footprints in Dissipative and Conservative Dynamical Systems”
by Antonio Rodríguez, Alessandro Pluchino, Ugur Tirnakli, Andrea Rapisarda and Constantino Tsallis
Symmetry 202315(2), 444; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020444
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/444

9. “Gravity as a Quantum Field Theory”
by Roberto Percacci
Symmetry 202315(2), 449; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020449
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/449

10. “Detecting Heavy Neutral SUSY Higgs Bosons Decaying to Sparticles at the High-Luminosity LHC”
by Howard Baer, Vernon Barger, Xerxes Tata and Kairui Zhang
Symmetry 202315(2), 548; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020548
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/548

11. “Building an Equation of State Density Ladder”
by Marc Salinas and Jorge Piekarewicz
Symmetry 202315(5), 994; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15050994
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/5/994

12. “A Deep Learning Approach to Extracting Nuclear Matter Properties from Neutron Star Observations”
by Plamen G. Krastev
Symmetry 202315(5), 1123; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15051123
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/5/1123

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

22 December 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2023 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Section “Chemistry: Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “Nanoscale Bending Dynamics in Mixed-Chain Lipid Membranes”
by Elizabeth G. Kelley, Moritz P. K. Frewein, Orsolya Czakkel and Michihiro Nagao
Symmetry202315(1), 191; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010191
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/191

2. “On Analogies in Proton-Transfers for Pyrimidine Bases in the Gas Phase (Apolar Environment)—Cytosine Versus Isocytosine”
by Ewa D. Raczyńska
Symmetry202315(2), 342; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020342
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/342

3. “Synthesis and Spectroscopic Properties of Selected Acrylic and Methacrylic Derivatives of 2-Mercaptobenzothiazole”
by Janina Kabatc-Borcz, Przemysław Czeleń and Agnieszka Skotnicka
Symmetry202315(2), 370; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020370
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/370

4. “Making and Breaking—Insight into the Symmetry of Salen Analogues”
by Katarzyna M. Krupka, Sylwia Banach, Michał Pocheć, Jarosław J. Panek and Aneta Jezierska
Symmetry202315(2), 424; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020424
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/424

5. “Metamaterial with Tunable Positive and Negative Hygrothermal Expansion Inspired by a Four-Fold Symmetrical Islamic Motif”
by Teik-Cheng Lim
Symmetry202315(2), 462; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020462
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/462

6. “Electrochemical Studies of Azulene Modified Electrodes”
by Veronica Anăstăsoaie, Ovidiu Teodor Matica, Cecilia Lete, Raluca Isopescu, Vesna Miskovic-Stankovic and Eleonora-Mihaela Ungureanu
Symmetry202315(2), 514; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020514
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/514

7. “Intermolecular Interactions in Binary and Ternary Solutions of a Zwitterionic Compound Studied by Solvatochromism”
by Dana Ortansa Dorohoi, Dorina Emilia Creanga and Dan Gheorghe Dimitriu
Symmetry202315(2), 563; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020563
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/563

8. “Myrtenal and Myrtanal as Auxiliaries in the Synthesis of Some C,P-Stereogenic Hydroxyphosphine Oxides and Hydroxyphosphine-Boranes Possessing up to Four Contiguous Centers of Chirality”
by K. Michał Pietrusiewicz, Anna E. Kozioł, Hanna Małuszyńska and Sylwia Sowa
Symmetry202315(6), 1172; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15061172
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/6/1172

22 December 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2023 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Section “Engineering and Materials”

1. “A Survey on Resource Management for Cloud Native Mobile Computing: Opportunities and Challenges”
by Shih-Yun Huang, Cheng-Yu Chen, Jen-Yeu Chen and Han-Chieh Chao
Symmetry 2023, 15(2), 538; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020538
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/538

2. “Optimal Design of a Canopy Using Parametric Structural Design and a Genetic Algorithm”
by Saaranya Kumar Dasari, Nicholas Fantuzzi, Patrizia Trovalusci, Roberto Panei and Marco Pingaro
Symmetry 2023, 15(1), 142; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010142
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/142

3. “Methodology for the Path Definition in Multi-Layer Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)”
by David Curiel, Fernando Veiga, Alfredo Suarez and Pedro Villanueva
Symmetry 2023, 15(2), 268; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020268
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/268

4. “A Shuffled Frog-Leaping Algorithm with Cooperations for Distributed Assembly Hybrid-Flow Shop Scheduling with Factory Eligibility”
by Deming Lei and Tao Dai
Symmetry 2023, 15(4), 786; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15040786
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/4/786

18 December 2023
Meet Us at the 2024 Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM 2024), 3–6 January 2024, San Francisco, USA


MDPI will attend the 2024 Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM 2024) as an exhibitor. This meeting will be held in San Francisco, USA, from 3 to 6 January 2024.

The Joint Mathematics Meeting has been held annually in early January since 1989. The meeting is the largest gathering of mathematicians in the United States and the largest annual meeting of mathematicians in the world. It provides a comprehensive and rich scientific platform and honors the achievements of outstanding mathematicians.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us at our booth (#516). 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.jointmathematicsmeetings.org/meetings/national/jmm2024/2300_intro.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

MDPI Spain Summit


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

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

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

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

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

Connecting with Editorial Board Members


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

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

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

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

Open Access in Spain

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

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

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

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


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

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

Impactful Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inside MDPI

Corporate Marketing and Communications Strategy Session


Members of MDPI’s Corporate Marketing & Communications team.

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

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

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

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

Strategy Session

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

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


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

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

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

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

The press release below provides further details.

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

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

November is Men’s Health Awareness Month


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

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

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

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

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

Healthy men help build healthy families and a healthy society

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

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

Mindfulness

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

29 November 2023
Editorial Board Members from Symmetry 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, 7125 Highly Cited Researcher 2023 designations were issued to 6849 individuals, representing just 1 in 1000 researchers worldwide. This means that these researchers have demonstrated an incredible level of significant and broad influence in their chosen field or fields over the last decade. The list is truly global, spanning 67 countries or regions and spread across a diverse range of research sciences and social sciences.

According to our statistics, nine members of the Editorial Board of the Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994) 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 Symmetry 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

He, Debiao

Computer Science

Wuhan University, China

Wei, Leyi

Cross-Field

Shandong University, China

Xia, Meimei

Cross-Field

Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Jiang, Qing

Cross-Field

Jilin University, China

Pan, Quan-Ke

Cross-Field

Shanghai University, China

Zhu, Quanxin

Cross-Field

Hunan Normal University, China

Odintsov, Sergei D.

Cross-Field

Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), Spain

Zhou, Wei

Cross-Field

Tianjin University, China

Wu, Zheng-Guang

Engineering

Zhejiang University, China

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


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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

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

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Open Access Week 2023 – the Global Drive to Open Continues

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

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

Core principles of OA publishing

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

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

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

Policy driving change

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

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

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

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

MDPI is proud to lead the transition to open access.

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Impactful Research

Spotlight on Smart Cities

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

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

Highly cited papers in Smart Cities

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

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

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

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

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

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

Testimonial

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

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

Inside MDPI

MDPI Manchester office, UK Visit


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

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

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

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

The UK by numbers

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

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

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

We are currently hiring EEs in various locations worldwide.

English Editing at MDPI

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

Read more:

Coming Together for Science

STM and Frankfurt Book Fair

Attending STM

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

Meeting with Web of Science

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

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

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

75th Frankfurt Book Fair


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

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

MDPI Books

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

MDPI Strategy Meeting

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

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

20 October 2023
Dr. Calogero Vetro Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of Section “Mathematics” in Symmetry

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Calogero Vetro has been appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of the Section “Mathematics” in Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994).

Dr. Calogero Vetro is an Associate Professor of mathematical analysis at the Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy, where he has been since 2005. He is also affiliated with the department of mathematics and computer science at the same University. He received a Laurea Degree in mechanical engineering in 2000 and a Ph.D. in engineering of automation and control systems in 2004. Dr. Vetro has various editorial roles on the boards of several scientific journals and has been the guest editor of Special Issues about fixed point theory, functional analysis, and partial differential equations. He also acts as a referee for many scientific journals in the fields of pure and applied mathematics. Dr. Vetro is on the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers List for the years 2015, 2016, and 2017. His research interests are in ordinary and partial differential equations, functional analysis, operator theory, fixed point theory, best approximation, mathematical programming, real functions, and, more recently, image restoration and deep learning. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 published papers.

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

1. What appealed to you about the journal that made you want to take on the role as its Section Editor-in-Chief?
I am fully involved in different editorial roles for a variety of scientific journals in the field of mathematics and its applications. Each new role represents an exciting new challenge to share my expertise with others, but also to improve my skills and to benefit from working in an international team.

2. What is your vision for the journal?
Symmetry is a high-impact journal with an interdisciplinary vocation, which makes it attractive to a large audience of researchers in both theoretical and applied sciences. The journal is well supported by an effective editorial team which guarantees quality and efficiency of the review process, as well as fast publication and diffusion of positively evaluated works. Hence, Symmetry represents a wide platform to share new ideas that may originate new directions of research on a variety of topics, with impact on real-life processes. Based on this, additional efforts must be made to maintain the journal's high standards and to consolidate the leadership among all interdisciplinary scientific journals.

3. What developments in your field of expertise excite you at this time?
Mathematics is universally recognized as the foundation of many technologies and applications in real-life dynamics. Hence, any new mathematical advancement increases the possibilities to better understand and represent each aspect of natural and artificial processes involved in everyday real life.

4. What do you think of the development of open access in the publishing field?
The development of open access is closely related to the advancement of communication technologies for the world wide web. Easy and immediate access to any new scientific discovery significantly increases the level of knowledge. Currently, many countries request their scientists to publish their works in this form, therefore there are national policies to fund and grant research in open access. This issue is crucial to guarantee all researchers better conditions to learn more on each topic of their interest, as well as to disseminate their works quickly.

We warmly welcome Dr. Calogero Vetro as the Editor-in-Chief for this Section, and we look forward to him leading Symmetry to achieve many more milestones.

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.

7 October 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2022 Feature Papers in the Section “Mathematics”

1. “On the Optimality of the LR Test for Mediation”
by Kees Jan Van Garderen and Noud Van Giersbergen
Symmetry 2022, 14(1), 178; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010178
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/178

2. “Nonlinearity of Boolean Functions: An Algorithmic Approach Based on Multivariate Polynomials”
by Emanuele Bellini, Massimiliano Sala and Ilaria Simonetti
Symmetry 202214(2), 213; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020213
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/213

3. “Transient Propagation of Spherical Waves in Porous Material: Application of Fractional Calculus”
by Zine El Abiddine Fellah, Mohamed Fellah, Rémi Roncen, Nicholas O. Ongwen, Erick Ogam and Claude Depollier
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 233: https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020233
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/233

4. “Some Subordination Results for Atangana–Baleanu Fractional Integral Operator Involving Bessel Functions”
by Adriana Cătaş and Alina Alb Lupaş
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 358; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020358
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/358

5. “Classical and Quantum Spherical Pendulum”
by Richard Cushman and Jędrzej Śniatycki
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 496; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030496
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/496

6. “Douglas–Rachford Splitting Method with Linearization for the Split Feasibility Problem”
by Ziyue Hu, Qiaoli Dong, Yuchao Tang and Michael Th. Rassias
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 537; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030537
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/537

7. “Skorokhod Reflection Problem for Delayed Brownian Motion with Applications to Fractional Queues”
by Giacomo Ascione, Nikolai Leonenko and Enrica Pirozzi  
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 615; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030615
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/615

8. “Some Identities Involving Degenerate q-Hermite Polynomials Arising from Differential Equations and Distribution of Their Zeros”
by Cheon-Seoung Ryoo and Jung-Yoog Kang  
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 706; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040706
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/706

9. “Asymmetric versus Symmetric Binary Regresion: A New Proposal with Applications”
by Emilio Gómez-Déniz, Enrique Calderín-Ojeda and Héctor W. Gómez   
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 733; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040733
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/733

10. “Visualising Departures from Symmetry and Bowker’s X2 Statistic”
by Eric J. Beh and Rosaria Lombardo
Symmetry 2022, 14(6), 1103; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061103
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1103

11. “Diagonals of Rational Functions: From Differential Algebra to Effective Algebraic Geometry”
by Youssef Abdelaziz, Salah Boukraa, Christoph Koutschan and Jean-Marie Maillard
Symmetry 2022, 14(7), 1297; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14071297
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/7/1297

12. “Analysis of Drill-String Nonlinear Dynamics Using the Lumped-Parameter Method”
by Lelya A. Khajiyeva, Igor V. Andrianov, Yuliya F. Sabirova and Askar K. Kudaibergenov  
Symmetry 2022, 14(7), 1495; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14071495
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/7/1495

13. “On the Solutions for a Fifth Order Kudryashov–Sinelshchikov-Type Equation”
by Giuseppe Maria Coclite and Lorenzo di Ruvo
Symmetry 2022, 14(8), 1535; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14081535
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/8/1535

14. “Two-Dimensional Solitons in Nonlocal Media: A Brief Review”
by Boris A. Malomed  
Symmetry 2022, 14(8), 1565; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14081565
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/8/1565

15. “Multi-Fractional Brownian Motion: Estimating the Hurst Exponent via Variational Smoothing with Applications in Finance”
by Luca Di Persio and Gianni Turatta  
Symmetry 2022, 14(8), 1657: https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14081657
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/8/1657

16. “Determination of Mutation Rates with Two Symmetric and Asymmetric Mutation Types”
by Jewgeni H. Dshalalow, Van Minh Nguyen, Richard R. Sinden and Ryan T. White  
Symmetry 2022, 14(8), 1701; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14081701
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/8/1701

17. “Some Generalization of the Method of Stability Investigation for Nonlinear Stochastic Delay Differential Equations”
by Leonid Shaikhet
Symmetry 2022, 14(8), 1734; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14081734
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/8/1734

18. “Asymptotics and Summation of the Effective Properties of Suspensions, Simple Liquids and Composites”
by Simon Gluzman
Symmetry 2022, 14(9), 1912; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14091912
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/9/1912

19. “On an Important Remark Concerning Some MHD Motions of Second-Grade Fluids through Porous Media and Its Applications”
by Constantin Fetecau and Dumitru Vieru  
Symmetry 2022, 14(9), 1921; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14091921
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/9/1921

20. “Symmetries and Solutions for Some Classes of Advective Reaction–Diffusion Systems”
by Mariano Torrisi and Rita Tracinà   
Symmetry 202214(10), 2009; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14102009
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/10/2009

21. “Quadratic-Phase Wave-Packet Transform in L2()”
by Hari M. Srivastava, Firdous A. Shah and Waseem Z. Lone 
Symmetry 2022, 14(10), 2018; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14102018
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/10/2018

22. “Influence of Centrifugal Buoyancy in Thermal Convection within a Rotating Spherical Shell”
by Hidemoto Satake and Toshio Tagawa  
Symmetry 2022, 14(10), 2021; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14102021
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/10/2021

23. “Symmetric Functional Set-Valued Integral Equations and Bihari–LaSalle Inequality”
by Marek T. Malinowski
Symmetry 2022, 14(11), 2246; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14112246
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/11/2246

24. “A New Symbolic Time Series Analysis Method Based on Time-to-Space Mapping, through a Symmetric Magnetic Field, Quantized by Prime Numbers”
by Yiannis Contoyiannis, Pericles Papadopoulos, Niki-Lina Matiadou and Stelios M. Potirakis
Symmetry 2022, 14(11), 2366; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14112366
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/11/2366

25. “Spectral Parameter as a Group Parameter”
by Jan L. Cieśliński and Dzianis Zhalukevich
Symmetry 2022, 14(12), 2577; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14122577
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/12/2577

26. “Symmetries of Non-Linear ODEs: Lambda Extensions of the Ising Correlations”
by Salah Boukraa and Jean-Marie Maillard
Symmetry 2022, 14(12), 2622; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14122622
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/12/2622

27. “On the Laplacian and Signless Laplacian Characteristic Polynomials of a Digraph”
by Hilal A. Ganie and Yilun Shang
Symmetry 2022, 15(1), 52; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010052
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/52

7 October 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2022 Feature Papers in the Section “Life Sciences”

1. “Movement Coordination during Functional Single-Leg Squat Tests in Healthy, Recreational Athletes”
by Korbinian Sebastian Hermann Ksoll, Matthias Cotic, Kathrin Schmalzl, Knut Beitzel, Andrea Achtnich, Andreas Imhoff, Ansgar Schwirtz, Florian Kreuzpointner and Wolfgang Seiberl
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 388; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020388
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/388

2. “Inter-Limb Asymmetry of Leg Stiffness in National Second-League Basketball Players during Countermovement Jumps”
by Artur Struzik, Sławomir Winiarski and Jerzy Zawadzki
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 440; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030440
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/440

3. “Symmetries in Dynamic Models of Biological Systems: Mathematical Foundations and Implications”
by Alejandro F. Villaverde
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 467; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030467
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/467

4. “Symmetric versus Asymmetric Features of Homologous Homodimeric Amine Oxidases: When Water and Cavities Make the Difference”
by Eleonora Nicolai, Velia Minicozzi, Luisa Di Paola, Rosaria Medda, Francesca Pintus, Giampiero Mei and Almerinda Di Venere
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 522; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030522
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/522

5. “Cerebral Polymorphisms for Lateralization: Modelling the Genetic and Phenotypic Architectures of Multiple Functional Modules”
by Chris McManus
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 814; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040814
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/814

6. “Structural Brain Asymmetries for Language: A Comparative Approach across Primates”
by Yannick Becker and Adrien Meguerditchian
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 876; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050876
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/876

7. “Machine Learning for Rupture Risk Prediction of Intracranial Aneurysms: Challenging the PHASES Score in Geographically Constrained Areas”
by Georg Walther, Christian Martin, Amelie Haase, Ulf Nestler and Stefan Schob
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 943; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050943
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/943

8. “New Results and Open Questions for SIR-PH Epidemic Models with Linear Birth Rate, Loss of Immunity, Vaccination, and Disease and Vaccination Fatalities”
by Florin Avram, Rim Adenane and Andrei Halanay
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 995; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050995
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/995

9. “The Intricate Web of Asymmetric Processing of Social Stimuli in Humans”
by Daniele Marzoli, Anita D’Anselmo, Gianluca Malatesta, Chiara Lucafò, Giulia Prete and Luca Tommasi
Symmetry 2022, 14(6), 1096; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061096
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1096

10. “Molecular Collective Response and Dynamical Symmetry Properties in Biopotentials of Superior Plants: Experimental Observations and Quantum Field Theory Modeling”
by Alessandro Chiolerio, Mohammad Mahdi Dehshibi, Giuseppe Vitiello and Andrew Adamatzky
Symmetry 2022, 14(9), 1792; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14091792
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/9/1792

11. “Donor-Site Morbidity after Osteocutaneous Free Fibula Transfer: Longitudinal Analysis of Stair Climbing Asymmetry and Functional Outcome”
by Matteo Zago, Riccardo Di Giuli, Giada Beltramini, Alessandro Bolzoni, Alessandro Baj, Manuela Galli, Aldo Bruno Giannì and Chiarella Sforza
Symmetry 2022, 14(9), 1888; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14091888
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/9/1888

12. “Why Sports Should Embrace Bilateral Asymmetry: A Narrative Review”
by José Afonso, Javier Peña, Mário Sá, Adam Virgile, Antonio García-de-Alcaraz and Chris Bishop
Symmetry 2022, 14(10), 1993; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14101993
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/10/1993

13. “Monitoring Dropping Densities with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV): An Effective Tool to Assess Distribution Patterns in Field Utilization by Foraging Geese”
by Johan H. Funder Castenschiold, Jonas Beltoft Gehrlein, Mads Bech-Hansen, Rune M. Kallehauge, Cino Pertoldi and Dan Bruhn
Symmetry 2022, 14(10), 2175; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14102175
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/10/2175

14. “Molecular Symmetry of Permethylated β-Cyclodextrins upon Complexation”
by Kostas Bethanis, Elias Christoforides, Athena Andreou and Elias Eliopoulos
Symmetry 2022, 14(10), 2214; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14102214
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/10/2214

15. “A Transcriptome- and Interactome-Based Analysis Identifies Repurposable Drugs for Human Breast Cancer Subtypes”
by Federica Conte, Pasquale Sibilio, Giulia Fiscon and Paola Paci
Symmetry 2022, 14(11), 2230; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14112230
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/11/2230

16. “Analyzing Turning Behavior after Repeated Lithium, Ketamine, or NaCl Injection and Chronic Stress Exposure in Mice”
by Annakarina Mundorf, Hiroshi Matsui, Sebastian Ocklenburg and Nadja Freund
Symmetry 2022, 14(11), 2352; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14112352
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/11/2352

17. “Effects of the Numerical Values of the Parameters in the Gielis Equation on its Geometries”
by Lin Wang, David A. Ratkowsky, Johan Gielis, Paolo Emilio Ricci and Peijian Shi
Symmetry 2022, 14(12), 2475; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14122475
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/12/2475

18. “Lateral Bias in Visual Working Memory”
by Ramunė Grikšienė, Rimante Gaizauskaite, Indre Pretkelyte and Markus Hausmann
Symmetry 2022, 14(12), 2509; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14122509
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/12/2509

19. “Taking Sides: Asymmetries in the Evolution of Human Brain Development in Better Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder”
by Gerry Leisman, Robert Melillo, Ty Melillo, Calixto Machado, Yanin Machado-Ferrer, Mauricio Chinchilla and Eli Carmeli
Symmetry 2022, 14(12), 2689; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14122689
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/12/2689

20. “Model-Based Regional Control with Anomalous Diffusion of Multi-Drug Combined Cancer Therapy for Volume Predictions”
by Clara Mihaela Ionescu and Maria Ghita
Symmetry 2022, 15(1), 51; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010051
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/51

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 27th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2023), 15–19 October 2023, Katowice, Poland


MDPI will attend the 27th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2023). µTAS 2023 continues an international conference series that is the premier forum for reporting research results in microfluidics, microfabrication, nanotechnology, integration, materials and surfaces, analysis and synthesis, and detection technologies for the life sciences and chemistry. The conference offers plenary and invited talks, expansive poster sessions, networking forums, and an array of industry exhibitions, as well as numerous contributed oral and poster presentations selected from submitted abstracts.

The conference anticipates over 1000 scientists, trainees, and industry professionals from around the globe will once again share advances regarding integrated microsystems and nanotechnology for chemistry and life sciences in person.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth #17 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://microtas2023.org/.

20 September 2023
Symmetry | Section Name Changes

We are pleased to announce that we have changed the names of the following Sections. The new names and website links can be found below:

20 September 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2022 Feature Papers in the Section “Chemistry: Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “Potential Energy Surfaces for Noble Gas (Ar, Kr, Xe, Rn)–Propylene Oxide Systems: Analytical Formulation and Binding”
by Federico Palazzetti, Cecilia Coletti, Alessandro Marrone and Fernando Pirani
Symmetry202214(2), 249; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020249
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/249

2. “Properties Assessment by Quantum Mechanical Calculations for Azulenes Substituted with Thiophen– or Furan–Vinyl–Pyridine”
by Oana Ciocirlan, Eleonora-Mihaela Ungureanu, Alina-Alexandra Vasile (Corbei) and Amalia Stefaniu
Symmetry202214(2), 354; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020354
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/354

3. “Rational Pulse Design for Enantiomer-Selective Microwave Three-Wave Mixing”
by Monika Leibscher, Jonas Kalveram and Christiane P. Koch
Symmetry202214(5), 871; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050871
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/871

4. “Chiral Analysis of Linalool, an Important Natural Fragrance and Flavor Compound, by Molecular Rotational Resonance Spectroscopy”
by Reilly E. Sonstrom, Donald M. Cannon and Justin L. Neill
Symmetry202214(5), 917; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050917
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/917

5. “Organocatalytic Asymmetric Halocyclization of Allylic Amides to Chiral Oxazolines Using DTBM-SEGPHOS—Mechanistic Implications from Hammett Plots”
by Fotini Moschona, Christina Misirlaki, Nikolaos Karadimas, Maria Koutiva, Ioanna Savvopoulou and Gerasimos Rassias
Symmetry202214(5), 989; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050989
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/989

6. “Accurate Determination of Enantiomeric Excess Using Raman Optical Activity”
by Pavel Michal, Jana Hudecová, Radek Čelechovský, Milan Vůjtek, Michal Dudka and Josef Kapitán
Symmetry202214(5), 990; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050990
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/990

7. “MCD and Induced CD of a Tetraphenoxyperylene-Based Dye in Chiral Solvents: An Experimental and Computational Study”
by Simone Ghidinelli, Marco Fusè, Giuseppe Mazzeo, Sergio Abbate and Giovanna Longhi
Symmetry202214(6), 1108; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061108
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1108

8. “A Scent of Peppermint—A Microwave Spectroscopy Analysis on the Composition of Peppermint Oil”
by Anna Krin, María Mar Quesada Moreno, Cristóbal Pérez and Melanie Schnell
Symmetry202214(6), 1262; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061262
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1262

9. “Orientation of Chiral Molecules by External Electric Fields: Focus on Photodissociation Dynamics”
by Po-Yu Tsai and Federico Palazzetti
Symmetry 2022, 14(10), 2152; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14102152
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/10/2152

10. “Pt-Modified Nano-Sized Mn2O3 Oxide Prepared from the Mn3O4 Phase with Tetragonal Symmetry for CO Oxidation”
by Silviya Todorova, Anton Naydenov, Maya Shopska, Hristo Kolev, Iliyana Yordanova and Krasimir Tenchev
Symmetry 2022, 14(12), 2543; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14122543
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/12/2543

11. “Liquid Crystal-Based Geometric Phase-Enhanced Platform for Polarization and Wavefront Analysis Techniques with the Short-TeraHertz FEL Oscillator TerRa@BriXSinO”
by Bruno Piccirillo, Domenico Paparo, Andrea Rubano, Antonello Andreone, Marcello Rossetti Conti, Dario Give, Verónica Vicuña-Hernández, Can Koral, Maria Rosaria Masullo, Giovanni Mettivier et al.
Symmetry202315(1), 103; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010103
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/103

20 September 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2022 Highly Cited Papers in the Section “Engineering and Materials”

1. “Discrete-Time Pole-Region Robust Controller for Magnetic Levitation Plant”
by Mária Hypiusová and Danica Rosinová
Symmetry 2021, 13(1), 142; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13010142
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/1/142

2. “A Novel Shuffled Frog-Leaping Algorithm for Unrelated Parallel Machine Scheduling with Deteriorating Maintenance and Setup Time”
by Deming Lei and Tian Yi
Symmetry 2021, 13(9), 1574; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13091574
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/9/1574

3. “Numerical Simulation and Experimental Analysis of Thermal Cycles and Phase Transformation Behavior of Laser-Welded Advanced Multiphase Steel”
by Mateusz Morawiec, Tomasz Kik, Sebastian Stano, Maciej Różański and Adam Grajcar
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 477; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030477
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/477

4. “An Artificial Bee Colony with Adaptive Competition for the Unrelated Parallel Machine Scheduling Problem with Additional Resources and Maintenance”
by Mingbo Li, Huan Xiong and Deming Lei
Symmetry 2022, 14(7), 1380; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14071380
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/7/1380

5. “Dynamic Load Balancing Techniques in the IoT: A Review”
by Dimitris Kanellopoulos and Varun Kumar Sharma
Symmetry 2022, 14(12), 2554; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14122554
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/12/2554

6. “Optimal Design of a Canopy Using Parametric Structural Design and a Genetic Algorithm”
by Saaranya Kumar Dasari, Nicholas Fantuzzi, Patrizia Trovalusci, Roberto Panei and Marco Pingaro
Symmetry 2023, 15(1), 142; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010142
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/142

7. “Methodology for the Path Definition in Multi-Layer Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)”
by David Curiel, Fernando Veiga, Alfredo Suarez and Pedro Villanueva
Symmetry 2023, 15(2), 268; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020268
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/268

8. “Analysis of Symmetric Electromagnetic Components Using Magnetic Group Theory “
by Victor Dmitriev, Dimitrios C. Zografopoulos and Luis P. V. Matos
Symmetry 2023, 15(2), 415; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020415
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/415

19 September 2023
Meet Us at the 13th Member Congress of the Chinese Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and 2023 National Academic Congress, 19–22 October 2023, Hefei, China


MDPI will attend the 13th Member Congress of the Chinese Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and 2023 National Academic Congress. This event will be held from 19 to 22 October 2023 in Hefei, China, and is hosted by the Chinese Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

This event includes invited reports of the conference, branch (special topic) reports, and posters. The theme of this conference is gene expression and regulation; RNA function and regulation; protein modification and function; metabolic homeostasis and networks; frontier technology and application, etc.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Biomolecules (leading);
  • Genes (leading);
  • IJMS (leading);
  • Cancers;
  • Cells;
  • Pharmaceutics;
  • CIMB;
  • Biology;
  • Symmetry.

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#C07) 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 https://www.csbmb.org.cn/2023/.

18 September 2023
Meet Us at the 16th IFToMM World Congress (WC2023), 5–10 November 2023, Tokyo, Japan


MDPI will be attending the 16th IFToMM World Congress (WC2023), which will be held from 5 to 10 November 2023 in Tokyo, Japan.

The organizing committee of the 16th World Congress of the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science is very pleased to welcome you to Tokyo.

The IFToMM World Congress is held every 4 years and is the largest congress on mechanism and machine science. It provides an opportunity for researchers, scholars and students with interests in the theory and use of mechanisms and machines for sharing new ideas and experiences and discussing future developments.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Machines;
  • Lubricants;
  • Bioengineering;
  • Robotics;
  • Vibration;
  • Inventions;
  • Symmetry;
  • Designs;
  • JMMP;
  • AI.

If you plan to attend this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference and our booth, please visit the following link: http://wc2023.jc-iftomm.org/.

12 September 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2022 High Cited Papers in the Section “Physics and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “The Quest for the Astrophysical Gravitational-Wave Background with Terrestrial Detectors”
by Tania Regimbau
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 270; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020270
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/270

2. “Operator Relationship between Conventional Coupled Cluster and Unitary Coupled Cluster”
by James K. Freericks
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 494; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030494
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/494

3. “The CGEM-IT: An Upgrade for the BESIII Experiment”
by Ilaria Balossino, Fabio Cossio, Riccardo Farinelli and Lia Lavezzi
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 905; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050905
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/905

4. “Quantum Circuits for the Preparation of Spin Eigenfunctions on Quantum Computers”
by Alessandro Carbone, Davide Emilio Galli, Mario Motta and Barbara Jones
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 624; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030624
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/624

5. “Topological BF Description of 2D Accelerated Chiral Edge Modes”
by Erica Bertolini, Filippo Fecit and Nicola Maggiore
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 675; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040675
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/675

6. “Theoretical Constraints on Neutron-Mirror-Neutron Oscillation”
by Kaladi S. Babu and Rabindra N. Mohapatra
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 731; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040731
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/731

7. “Electronic Dislocation Dynamics in Metastable Wigner Crystal States”
by Andrej Kranjec, Petr Karpov, Yevhenii Vaskivskyi, Jaka Vodeb, Yaroslav Gerasimenko and Dragan Mihailovic
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 926; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050926
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/926

8. “A Review of Searches for Evidence of Tachyons”
by Robert Ehrlich
Symmetry 2022, 14(6), 1198; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061198
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1198

9. “First Results on the Revealing of Cognate Ancestors among the Particles of the Primary Cosmic Rays That Gave Rise to Extensive Air Showers Observed by the GELATICA Network”
by Yuri Verbetsky, Manana Svanidze, Ophir Ruimi, Tadeusz Wibig, Levan Kakabadze, Piotr Homola, David E. Alvarez-Castillo, Dmitry Beznosko, Edward K. Sarkisyan-Grinbaum, Olaf Bar et al.
Symmetry 2022, 14(8), 1749; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14081749
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/8/1749

8 September 2023
Meet Us at the 21st Annual Meeting of China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 12–15 October 2023, Kunming, China


MDPI will be attending the 21st Annual Meeting of China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, which will be held from 12 to 15 October 2023 in Kunming, China.

The conference aims to facilitate the exchange of the latest academic advancements in various research areas of industrial and applied mathematics, as well as the presentation of industry application results. It strives to foster extensive academic discussions and exchanges, focused on key and challenging problems that require urgent solutions in the industry. The conference program includes invited presentations, thematic seminars, and forums. Additionally, there will be a general meeting of members, a general meeting of directors, and an executive directors' meeting.

The 21st Annual Meeting of China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics serves as a significant gathering for its members, providing an excellent platform for communication among applied mathematics professionals, students, and enthusiasts.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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://meeting.csiam.org.cn/#/2023/.

6 September 2023
Recap of Awards Granted to Scholars in 2022


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

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

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

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

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Our Commitment to Sustainability

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

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

MDPI and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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

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

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

MDPI journals specializing in sustainability-related topics:

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

Read more:

Impactful Research

Highly Cited Articles in Sustainability

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

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

“Sustainability received a 2022 CiteScore of 5.8”

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

Highly Cited Papers in Sustainability

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more:

Inside MDPI

President of Ireland Authors Editorial in MDPI Journal Sustainability

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

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

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

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

Read the completed editorial here:

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

Coming Together for Science

The World Sustainability Forum 2023

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

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

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

MDPI Sustainability Foundation: Recognizing Excellence in Sustainability Research

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

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

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

2023 World Sustainability Award Winners

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

Interviews with 2023 Emerging Sustainability Leader Award Finalists

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

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

Read more:

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

16 August 2023
Meet Us at the 9th International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (ChinaNANO 2023), 26–28 August 2023, Beijing, China


The ChinaNANO conferences have been held biennially since 2005 and have garnered great success in the field of nanoscience. The 2021 conference was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After a four-year hiatus, the conference is returning. ChinaNANO 2023 is a highly anticipated international nanotechnology conference that will provide an unparalleled opportunity for global colleagues to reconnect and engage in discussions on the latest scientific breakthroughs, technological advancements, and emerging trends in the field. As the largest and most prestigious conference on nanotechnology in Asia and beyond, ChinaNANO 2023 is expected to draw more than 2500 participants.

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

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

  • Nanomaterials;
  • Nanomanufacturing;
  • Symmetry;
  • Crystals;
  • Micromachines;
  • Materials;
  • Inorganics;
  • Batteries;
  • Applied Nano;
  • Molecules;
  • Nanoenergy Advances;
  • Electronics.

Our representatives Ms. Sally Tsui and Ms. Cassie Zhang are eager to answer your questions and address any inquiries you may have.

We welcome you to Beijing in August 2023!

You can find out more about the conference at the following link: http://www.chinanano.org.cn/en/.

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


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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are planning to attend this conference, please do not hesitate to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://icmm2023.nju.edu.cn/.

9 August 2023
Meet Us at the Twelfth National Conference on Operator Theory and Operator Algebra, 13–16 August 2023, Dalian, China


Conference:
The Twelfth National Conference on Operator Theory and Operator Algebra
Date: 13–16 August 2023
Place: Dalian, China 

MDPI will be attending the Twelfth National Conference on Operator Theory and Operator Algebra, held in Dalian, China, from 13 to 16 August 2023. The purpose of the conference is to promote academic exchange and cooperation among colleagues in the field of operator theory and operator algebra. During this conference, MDPI will welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and to share their latest inspirations with us.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.otaoa2023.cn/.

3 August 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2023 Selected Papers in the Section “Mathematics and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “Potentials from the Polynomial Solutions of the Confluent Heun Equation”
by Géza Lévai
Symmetry 2023, 15(2), 461; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020461
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/461

2. “Evaluation of Hamiltonians from Complex Symplectic Matrices”
by Gianfranco Cariolaro and Alberto Vigato
Symmetry 2023, 15(5), 1000; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15051000
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/5/1000

3. “Minimal Non-C-Perfect Hypergraphs with Circular Symmetry”
by Péter Bence Czaun, Pál Pusztai, Levente Sebők and Zsolt Tuza
Symmetry 2023, 15(5), 1114; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15051114
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/5/1114

4. “Geometric Shape Characterisation Based on a Multi-Sweeping Paradigm”
by Borut Žalik, Damjan Strnad, David Podgorelec, Ivana Kolingerová, Andrej Nerat, Niko Lukač, Štefan Kohek and Luka Lukač
Symmetry 2023, 15(6), 1212; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15061212
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/6/1212

5. “Legendre Series Analysis and Computation via Composed Abel–Fourier Transform”
by Enrico De Micheli
Symmetry 2023, 15(6), 1282; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15061282
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/6/1282

6. “Geometric Numerical Methods for Lie Systems and Their Application in Optimal Control”
by Luis Blanco Díaz, Cristina Sardón Fernando Jiménez Alburquerque and Javier de Lucas
Symmetry 2023, 15(6), 1285; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15061285
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/6/1285

7. “A Family of 1D Chaotic Maps without Equilibria”
by Marcin Lawnik, Lazaros Moysis and Christos Volos
Symmetry 2023, 15(7), 1311; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15071311
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/7/1311

1 August 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2023 Editor’s Choice Articles for the Section “Computer Science and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

“Design and Development of a Macro to Compare Sections of Planes to Parts Using Programming with Visual Basic for Applications in CATIA”
by José Ignacio Rojas-Sola, Gloria del Río-Cidoncha, Rafael Ortíz-Marín and José Antonio Moya-Ocaña
Symmetry 202315(1), 242; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010242
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/242

A Hybrid Heuristic Algorithm Using Artificial Agents for Data Replication Problem in Distributed Systems”
by Bahman Arasteh, Seyed Salar Sefati, Simona Halunga, Octavian Fratu and Tofigh Allahviranloo
Symmetry 202315(2), 487; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020487
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/487

A Data-Driven Machine Learning Algorithm for Predicting the Outcomes of NBA Games”
by Tomislav Horvat, Josip Job, Robert Logozar and Časlav Livada
Symmetry 202315(4), 798; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15040798
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/12/2656

A Data-Driven Two-Phase Multi-Split Causal Ensemble Model for Time Series”
by Zhipeng Ma, Marco Kemmerling, Daniel Buschmann, Chrismarie Enslin, Daniel Lütticke and Robert H. Schmitt
Symmetry202315(5), 982; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15050982
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/5/982

“Oracle-Preserving Latent Flows”
by Alexander Roman, Roy T. Forestano, Konstantin T. Matchev, Katia Matcheva and Eyup B. Unlu
Symmetry202315(7), 1352; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15071352
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/7/1352

31 July 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Best PhD Thesis Awards in Computer Science and Mathematics—Winners Announced


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

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

Informatics:

  • “Application of Public Health Informatics to Monitor and Prevent Healthcare Associated Infections and Related Outcomes in Intensive Care Units”
    by Giuliana Favara, University of Catania, Italy

Mathematics:

  • “Dynamical Behaviours of Size Dependant and Functionally Graded Beams via Numerical Solutions”
    by Subrat Kumar Jena, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India

MTI:

  • “Understanding the Design of Playful Gustosonic Experiences”
    by Yan Wang, Monash University, Australia

Symmetry:

  • Integrability of Dynamical Systems: A Geometrical Viewpoint”
    by Antonios Mitsopoulos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

About MDPI Awards:

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

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

31 July 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Young Investigator Awards in Computer Science and Mathematics—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 computer science and mathematics. The winners were selected by the journals’ Award Evaluation Committee.

We warmly congratulate the awarded young investigators for their outstanding contributions.

Axioms:

  • S. Ivan Trapasso, University of Genoa, Italy

Symmetry:

  • Yao Chen, Southeast University, China

About MDPI Awards:

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

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

31 July 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Outstanding Reviewer Awards in Computer Science and Mathematics—Winners Announced


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

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

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

Algorithms:

  • Stefano Ferilli, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
  • Tomasz Hachaj, Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland
  • Roberto Saia, University of Cagliari, Italy

Future Internet:

  • Nirmalya Thakur, Emory University, USA
  • Yustus Eko Oktian, Pusan National University, Republic of Korea
  • Douglas O’Shaughnessy, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada
J. Imaging:
  • Robertas Damaševičius, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
  • Leonardo Rundo, University of Salerno, Italy

Mathematics:

  • Manuel De La Sen, University of the Basque Country, Spain
  • Takeshi Emura, Kurume University, Japan
  • Vladica Stojanović, University of Pristina, Serbia
  • Weizhong Tian, Shenzhen Technology University, China
  • Ferdinando Di Martino, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Signals:

  • Dumitrescu Catalin, University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB), Romania
  • Gheorghe Sebestyen, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Symmetry:

  • Lorentz Jäntschi, Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Maria Alessandra Ragusa, Università di Catania, 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.

31 July 2023
MDPI’s 2022 Best Paper Awards in Computer Science and Mathematics—Winners Announced


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

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

We are honored to present the winners announced for the year 2022 in computer science and mathematics, 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.

Algorithms:

Axioms:

Computation:

Computers:

Data:

Future Internet:

Information:

J. Imaging:

Mathematics:

Signals:

Symmetry:

About MDPI Awards:

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

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Open Peer Review Reports

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

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

Start and Growth of Open Peer Review at MDPI

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

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

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

Benefits of Open Peer Review

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

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

Impactful Research

MDPI Papers Cited in the News – IJERPH edition

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

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

Highly Cited Journal Publications

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

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

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

Example of Recent Mentions

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

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

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

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

Inside MDPI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more:

Coming Together for Science

The Future of IJERPH

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

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

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

Journal Achievements

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

MDPI’s Impact in Spain

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

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

The Numbers

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

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

26 July 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2023 Highly Cited Papers in the Section “Physics and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “The Proxy-SU(3) Symmetry in Atomic Nuclei”
by Dennis Bonatsos, Andriana Martinou, Spyridon Kosmas Peroulis, Theodoros John Mertzimekis and Nikolay Minkov
Symmetry 2023, 15(1), 169; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010169
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/169

2. “Semi-Analytical Approach in BiER4BP for Exploring the Stable Positioning of the Elements of a Dyson Sphere”
by Sergey Ershkov, Dmytro Leshchenko and Evgeniy Yu. Prosviryakov
Symmetry 2023, 15(2), 326; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020326
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/326

3. “Momentum Gauge Fields and Non-Commutative Space–Time”
by Eduardo Guendelman and Douglas Singleton
Symmetry 2023, 15(1), 126; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010126
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/126

4. “Complete Evaporation of Black Holes and Page Curves”
by Irina Aref’eva and Igor Volovich
Symmetry 2023, 15(1), 170; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010170
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/170

5. “Generic Behavior of Electromagnetic Fields of Regular Rotating Electrically Charged Compact Objects in Nonlinear Electrodynamics Minimally Coupled to Gravity”
by Irina Dymnikova and Evgeny Galaktionov
Symmetry 2023, 15(1), 188; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010188
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/188

6. “Tachyon Interactions”
by Charles Schwartz
Symmetry 2023, 15(1), 209; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010209
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/209

7. “Higher-Order First Integrals of Autonomous Non-Riemannian Dynamical Systems”
by Antonios Mitsopoulos, Michael Tsamparlis and Aniekan Magnus Ukpong
Symmetry 2023, 15(1), 222; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010222
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/222

8. “Constraining Coupling Constants’ Variation with Supernovae, Quasars, and GRBs”
by Rajendra P. Gupta
Symmetry 2023, 15(2), 259; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020259
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/259

9. “Reconstruction of Scalar-Torsion Gravity Theories from the Physical Potential of a Scalar Field”
by Sergei V. Chervon and Igor V. Fomin
Symmetry 2023, 15(2), 291; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020291
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/291

26 July 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2023 Editor’s Choice Articles from the Section “Biology and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “Development of Hand and Paw Preferences and Their Association with Other Patterns of Behaviour and Cognition”
by Lesley J. Rogers
Symmetry 2023, 15(4), 926; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15040926
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/4/926

2. “Asymmetry of Sagittal Otolith Shape Based on Inner Ear Side Tested on Mediterranean Red Mullet (Mullus barbatus Linnaeus, 1758): Comparative Analysis of 2D and 3D Otolith Shape Data”
by Nicolas Andrialovanirina, Émilie Poisson Caillault, Sébastien Couette, Rémi Laffont, Lauriane Poloni, Camille Lutet-Toti and Kélig Mahé
Symmetry 2023, 15(5), 1067; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15051067
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/5/1067

3. “Leaf Shape and Self-Mulching by Trees: A Hypothesis”
by John H. Graham and Rachel Christopher
Symmetry 2023, 15(6), 1198; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15061198
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/6/1198

4. “Concordance of Lateralization Index for Brain Asymmetry Applied to Identify a Reliable Language Task”
by Kayako Matsuo, Norio Yasui-Furukori, Kazutaka Shimoda, Yasushi Kaji and Kazufumi Akiyama
Symmetry 2023, 15(1), 193; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010193
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/193

5. “Classification of Blood Rheological Models through an Idealized Symmetrical Bifurcation”
by Konstantinos Tzirakis, Yiannis Kamarianakis, Nikolaos Kontopodis and Christos V. Ioannou
Symmetry 2023, 15(3), 630; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15030630
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/3/630

6. “Passive Grouping Enhances Proto-Arithmetic Calculation for Leftward Correct Responses”
by Maria Loconsole, Lucia Regolin and Rosa Rugani
Symmetry 2023, 15(3), 719; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15030719
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/3/719

7. “The Symmetric Active Site of Enantiospecific Enzymes”
by Elena Rosini, Loredano Pollegioni and Gianluca Molla
Symmetry 2023, 15(5), 1017; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15051017
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/5/1017

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


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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

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.

5 July 2023
Meet Us at the Chinese Physical Society Fall Meeting 2023, 17–20 August 2023, Yinchuan, China


MDPI journals will be attending the Chinese Physical Society Fall Meeting 2023 as exhibitors. This meeting will be held in Yinchuan, China, from 17 to 20 August 2023.

The conference will offer 20 sub-topics, namely: 1. particle physics, field theory and cosmology; 2. nuclear physics and accelerator physics; 3. atomic and molecular physics; 4. light physics; 5. plasma physics; 6. nano and mesoscopic physics; 7. surface and low-dimensional physics; 8. semiconductor physics; 9. strong correlation and superconductivity physics; 10. magnetism; 11. soft condensed matter physics and biophysics; 12. quantum information; 13. computational physics; 14. statistical physics and complex systems; 15. dielectric physics; 16. liquid crystal; 17. ultrafast physics; 18. high energy density physics; 19 topological materials, physics and devices; 20. physics education.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions you may have. For more information about the conference and our booth, please visit the following link: http://meeting.cps-net.org.cn/nxu2023.

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

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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.

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Closing Thoughts

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

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

2 July 2023
Symmetry Webinar | The Dark Universe: The Harbinger of a Major Discovery, Held on 25 May 2023


On 25 May 2023, MDPI and the journal Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994) organized a webinar The Dark Universe: The Harbinger of a Major Discovery. The webinar focused on the questions “What is dark matter?” and “What is dark energy?”. The webinar provided new perspectives, highlighted current impacts, and encouraged new challenges in global research on the Dark Universe.

Prof. Ariel Zhitnitsky first developed the new theory for DM and charge asymmetry in the Universe. Prof. Michael Tobar showed us the impacts of novel techniques to detect DM axions. Prof. Abaz Kryemadhi introduced the DM streams as a new detection concept. Dr. Javier Miguel gave a short presentation of a new proposal for DM axion detection (DALI).

After all the presentations, Prof. Konstantin Zioutas organized the discussion (Q&A) session. The chair and speakers answered questions raised by scholars one by one. The webinar then came to a successful conclusion.

Relevant feature papers:

"Comparing Instrument Spectral Sensitivity of Dissimilar Electromagnetic Haloscopes to Axion Dark Matter and High Frequency Gravitational Waves"
by Michael E. Tobar, Catriona A. Thomson, William M. Campbell, Aaron Quiskamp, Jeremy F. Bourhill, Benjamin T. McAllister, Eugene N. Ivanov and Maxim Goryachev
Symmetry 2022, 14(10), 2165; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14102165

"Gaia, Fundamental Physics, and Dark Matter"
by Michael Perryman and Konstantin Zioutas
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 721; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040721

"Infrasonic, Acoustic and Seismic Waves Produced by the Axion Quark Nuggets"
by Dmitry Budker, Victor V. Flambaum and Ariel Zhitnitsky
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 459; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030459

You can watch the recorded webinar at the following link:

Webinar Chair and Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Konstantin Zioutas, Department of Physics, University of Patras, Patra, Greece and CAST Spokesperson at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland;
  • Dr. Ariel Zhitnitsky, Department of Physics & Astronomy, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada;
  • Dr. Michael Tobar, Department of Physics, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia;
  • Dr. Abaz Kryemadhi, Department of Physics, Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, United States;
  • Javier De Miguel, Riken, Japan.

29 June 2023
Meet Us at the 21st National Conference on Catalysis, 21–25 July 2023, Kunming, China


MDPI will attend the 21st National Conference on Catalysis. This event of the Chinese Chemical Society will be held from 21 to 25 July 2023 in Kunming, China, and is hosted by the Catalysis Professional Committee of the Chinese Chemical Society. The event is being jointly organized by Yunnan University, Kunming University of Science and Technology, and Yunnan Precious Metals Laboratory.

This conference is the largest academic conference at the highest level in the field of catalysis in China and is held every two years. The theme of the conference is "Catalytic Science and Technology for Two-Carbon Strategy", and its topics will cover both the development of frontier technology and basic research into catalysis in the fields of chemical industry, energy, environment, materials, biology, pharmaceuticals, analysis, etc.

The conference program will include invited reports, oral reports, poster presentations, forums, creative pop-up sessions, etc. During the conference, the Catalysis Professional Committee will issue the “Ninth China Catalysis Award”. The conference will also organize well-known manufacturers in the field of catalysis to carry out related product exhibitions and technical exchanges and arrange special workshops on their applications.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#C035) 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://21ncc.scimeeting.cn/cn/web/index/16736.

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)

 

28 June 2023
2023 International Asteroid Day

International Asteroid Day is observed annually on 30 June to mark the date of Earth’s largest asteroid impact in recorded history, the Siberia Tunguska event. It was established by the United Nations in 2016 to increase public awareness of the risk of an asteroid impact and to inform the public about crisis communication actions to be taken at the global level in the event of a credible NEO threat.

To further explore the related research on the 2023 International Asteroid Day, we have gathered open access academic articles on the topic of asteroids. We hope to share the up-to-date scientific knowledge in the field of asteroids with the world on this special day.

 

 

“Applied Trajectory Design for CubeSat Close-Proximity Operations around Asteroids: The Milani Case”
by Claudio Bottiglieri, Felice Piccolo, Carmine Giordano, Fabio Ferrari and Francesco Topputo
Aerospace 2023, 10(5), 464; https://doi.org/10.3390/aerospace10050464

“Fitting Power Spectrum of Scalar Perturbations for Primordial Black Hole Production during Inflation”
by Daniel Frolovsky and Sergei V. Ketov
Astronomy 2023, 2(1), 47-57; https://doi.org/10.3390/astronomy2010005

“Avoiding the “Great Filter”: A Projected Timeframe for Human Expansion Off-World”
by Jonathan H. Jiang, Philip E. Rosen and Kristen A. Fahy
Galaxies 2021, 9(3), 53; https://doi.org/10.3390/galaxies9030053

“History of the Terminal Cataclysm Paradigm: Epistemology of a Planetary Bombardment That Never (?) Happened”
by William K. Hartmann
Geosciences 2019, 9(7), 285; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9070285

“Small All-Range Lidar for Asteroid and Comet Core Missions”
by Xiaoli Sun, Daniel R. Cremons, Erwan Mazarico, Guangning Yang, James B. Abshire, David E. Smith, Maria T. Zuber, Mark Storm, Nigel Martin, Jacob Hwang et al.
Sensors 2021, 21(9), 3081; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21093081

“Trajectories Derived from Periodic Orbits around the Lagrangian Point L1 and Lunar Swing-Bys: Application in Transfers to Near-Earth Asteroids”
by Rebeca S. Ribeiro, Cristiano F. de Melo and Antônio F. B. A. Prado
Symmetry 2022, 14(6), 1132; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061132

“Capture in Regime of a Trapped Motion with Further Inelastic Collision for Finite-Sized Asteroid in ER3BP”
by Sergey Ershkov, Dmytro Leshchenko and Alla Rachinskaya
Symmetry 2022, 14(8), 1548; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14081548

“New Tools for the Optimized Follow-Up of Imminent Impactors”
by Maddalena Mochi and Giacomo Tommei
Universe 2021, 7(1), 10; https://doi.org/10.3390/universe7010010

“Near-Earth Asteroid Capture via Using Lunar Flyby plus Earth Aerobraking”
by Yirui Wang and Mingtao Li
Universe 2021, 7(9), 316; https://doi.org/10.3390/universe7090316

“Short-Term Consequences of Asteroid Impacts into the Ocean: A Portuguese Case Study”
by Renato H. Morais, Luís F. F. M. Santos, André R. R. Silva and Rui Melicio
Universe 2022, 8(5), 279; https://doi.org/10.3390/universe8050279

Special Issue: Space Missions to Small Bodies: Results and Future Activities
Edited by: Dr. Andrea Longobardo

Special Issue: Feature Papers in the Astronomical Sciences
Edited by: Prof. Dr. Spiros Cotsakis

Special Issue: Terrestrial Meteorite Impacts and Impact Cratering
Edited by: Prof. Dr. Kord Ernstson, Dr. Allen West and Dr. Gerhard Schmidt

Special Issue: Advances in Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) for Planetary Exploration
Edited by: Dr. Alessandro Zavoli

16 June 2023
Symmetry Webinar | Symmetry beyond the Standard Models of Cosmology, High-Energy Physics and Quantum Field Theory, Held on 18 May 2023

On 18 May 2023, MDPI and the journal Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994) organized a webinar Symmetry beyond the Standard Models of Cosmology, High Energy Physics and Quantum Field Theory. The webinar focused on the fundamental relationship between cosmology and particle physics.

Please note that this webinar is associated with a Special Issue in SymmetrySymmetry beyond the Standard Models of Cosmology, High Energy Physics and Quantum Field Theory”, for which the deadline is 30 June 2023.

You can watch the recorded webinar at the following link: https://youtu.be/Gl1dmXChUyY.

Webinar Chair and Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Maxim Khlopov, 1 Director of Virtual Institute of Astroparticle Physics, Paris, France; 2 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, President of Center for Cosmoparticle Physics Cosmion, Main Researcher of Research Institute of Physics of Southern Federal University, Russia;
  • Prof. Dr. Antonino Marciano, 1 Department of Physics, Fudan University, 200437 Shanghai, China; 2 INFN—Frascati Laboratories, 00044 Frascati RM, Italy;
  • Dr. Roman Pasechnik, Department of Physics, University of Lund, Lund, Scania, Sweden.

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


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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

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

 

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


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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please stop by our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://www.chemsoc.org.cn/meeting/33rd/.

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


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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

12 June 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2022 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Section “Computer Science and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1.Using K-Means Clustering in Python with Periodic Boundary Conditions”
by Alicja Miniak-Górecka, Krzysztof Podlaski and Tomasz Gwizdałła
Symmetry 202214(6), 1237; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061237
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1237

2. “Using XAI for Deep Learning-Based Image Manipulation Detection with Shapley Additive Explanation”
by Savita Walia, Krishan Kumar, Saurabh Agarwal and Hyunsung Kim
Symmetry 2022, 14(8), 1611; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14081611
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/8/1611

3. “SDSM: Secure Data Sharing for Multilevel Partnerships in IoT Based Supply Chain”
by Chuntang Yu, Yongzhao Zhan and Muhammad Sohail
Symmetry 2022, 14(12), 2656; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14122656
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/12/2656

4. “SGXAP: SGX-Based Authentication Protocol in IoV-Enabled Fog Computing”
by Tsu-Yang Wu, Xinglan Guo, Yeh-Cheng Chen, Saru Kumari and Chien-Ming Chen
Symmetry 2022, 14(7), 1393; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14071393
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/7/1393

8 June 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2022 Editor’s Choice Articles from the Section “Engineering Science and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “Dynamic Load Balancing Techniques in the IoT: A Review”
by Dimitris Kanellopoulos and Varun Kumar Sharma
Symmetry 202214(12), 2554; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14122554
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/12/2554

2. “Low Thrust Propelled Close Approach Maneuvers”
by Alessandra F. S. Ferreira, Antonio Elipe, Rodolpho V. De Moraes, Antônio F. B. A. Prado, Othon C. Winter and Vivian M. Gomes
Symmetry 202214(9), 1786; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14091786
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/9/1786

3. “Lifetime and Dynamics of Natural Orbits around Titan”
by Lucas S. Ferreira, Rafael Sfair and Antônio F. Bertachini A. Prado
Symmetry 202214(6), 1243; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061243
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1243

4. “A High-Performance Compound Control Method for a Three-Axis Inertially Stabilized Platform under Multiple Disturbances”
by Xusheng Lei, Fa Fu and Rui Wang
Symmetry 202214(9), 1848; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14091848
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/9/1848

7 June 2023
Meet Us at the 4th International Conference on Symmetry (Symmetry 2023), 21–23 June 2023, Barcelona, Spain


We are delighted to announce that the 4th International Conference on Symmetry (Symmetry 2023) will be back in person in 2023. The event is supported by MDPI’s open access journal Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994) and will be held from 21 to 23 June 2023 in Barcelona, Spain.

As expressed by Hermann Weyl, who was responsible for important progress in the field of symmetry in math and physics: “Symmetry is a fundamental phenomenon in nature and all sciences”. Additionally, to quote Frank Wilczek, “powerful symmetry principles have guided physicists in their quest for nature's fundamental laws”. Although one should add, at the same time, that many of the most interesting situations happen to occur when some fundamental symmetry principle is broken. It thus seems as if nature abhors perfect symmetry.

It is this interplay between symmetry and its breakdown, in the many different domains and situations where they appear, which we want to address at the 4th Symmetry Conference in Barcelona. Specifically, we will foster interaction between scholars working in different fields of science.

We welcome scholars, engineers, students, and non-academic colleagues to join Symmetry 2023, and we kindly ask you to save the date. We aim to make this event a forum for discussion, knowledge exchange, and fruitful interactions among stakeholders working in various symmetry-related fields, such as computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering science. Both oral and poster contributions are welcome.

We are pleased to announce the availability of awards for postdocs, Ph.D. students, and researchers conducting research in the field of symmetry and who plan to attend Symmetry 2023.

Best Oral Presentation (award: EUR 500)

Selected by the Scientific Committee after evaluation of all selected talks presented during the conference.

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Best Poster (award: EUR 300)

Selected by the Scientific Committee after evaluation of all posters presented during the conference.

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Both awards are sponsored by MDPI's open access journal Symmetry.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

We are very enthusiastic about this 4th Symmetry Conference; we hope that together we can help make it a successful event.

We look forward to meeting you in Barcelona.

5 June 2023
Meet Us at the 7th ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference (YIC 2023), 19–21 June 2023, Porto, Portugal


Conference:
7th ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference (YIC 2023)
Date: 19–21 June 2023
Location: Porto, Portugal 

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

YIC 2023 is the 7th in the series of international conferences, organized since 2012, with the main purpose of bringing students and young researchers together within a relaxed environment, developing their work in all areas related to computational science and engineering.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Mathematics;
  • AppliedMath;
  • Algorithms;
  • Fluids;
  • Materials;
  • Buildings;
  • MCA;
  • Computation;
  • Symmetry.

If you are attending this conference, please visit our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://paginas.fe.up.pt/~yic2023/.

29 May 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2022 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Section “Physics and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “Symmetric Mass Generation”
by Juven Wang and Yi-Zhuang You
Symmetry 2022, 14(7), 1475; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14071475
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/7/1475

2. “Dynamics of Open Quantum Systems—Markovian Semigroups and Beyond”
by Artur Czerwinski
Symmetry 2022, 14(8), 1752; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14081752
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/8/1752

3. “New Developments in Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics”
by Koichi Hattori, Masaru Hongo and Xu-Guang Huang
Symmetry 2022, 14(9), 1851; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14091851
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/9/1851

4. “Thinking Outside the Box: Numerical Relativity with Particles”
by Stephan Rosswog, Peter Diener and Francesco Torsello
Symmetry 2022, 14(6), 1280; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061280
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1280

5. “Pseudo-Conformal Sound Speed in the Core of Compact Stars”
by Mannque Rho
Symmetry 2022, 14(10), 2154; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14102154
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/10/2154

6. “Method for Determining the Degree of Damage to the Stator Windings of an Induction Electric Motor with an Asymmetric Power System”
by Juraj Gerlici, Sergey Goolak, Oleg Gubarevych, Kateryna Kravchenko, Kateryna Kamchatna-Stepanova and Andrey Toropov
Symmetry 2022, 14(7), 1305; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14071305
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/7/1305

7. “The Stability of a Hydrodynamic Bravais Lattice”
by Miles M. P. Couchman, Davis J. Evans and John W. M. Bush
Symmetry 2022, 14(8), 1524; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14081524
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/8/1524

8. “The QCD Adler Function and the Muon g − 2 Anomaly from Renormalons”
by Alessio Maiezza and Juan Carlos Vasquez
Symmetry 2022, 14(9), 1878; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14091878
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/9/1878

9. “Prospects for Heavy Neutral SUSY HIGGS Scalars in the hMSSM and Natural SUSY at LHC Upgrades”
by Howard Baer, Vernon Barger, Xerxes Tata and Kairui Zhang
Symmetry 2022, 14(10), 2061; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14102061
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/10/2061

10. “Design and Robustness Evaluation of Valley Topological Elastic Wave Propagation in a Thin Plate with Phononic Structure”
by Motoki Kataoka, Masaaki Misawa and Kenji Tsuruta
Symmetry 2022, 14(10), 2133; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14102133
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/10/2133

11. “Symmetrization of Mechanical Response in Fibrous Metamaterials through Micro-Shear Deformability”
by Mario Spagnuolo
Symmetry 2022, 14(12), 2660; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14122660
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/12/2660

29 May 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2022 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Section “Mathematics and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “The Minimum-Norm Least Squares Solutions to Quaternion Tensor Systems”
by Mengyan Xie, Qing-Wen Wang and Yang Zhang
Symmetry 202214(7), 1460; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14071460
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/7/1460

2. “Analysis of Drill-String Nonlinear Dynamics Using the Lumped-Parameter Method”
by Lelya A. Khajiyeva, Igor V. Andrianov, Yuliya F. Sabirova and Askar K. Kudaibergenov
Symmetry 202214(7), 1495; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14071495
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/7/1495

3. “Multi-Fractional Brownian Motion: Estimating the Hurst Exponent via Variational Smoothing with Applications in Finance”
by Luca Di Persio and Gianni Turatta
Symmetry 202214(8), 1657; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14081657
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/8/1657

4. “Anti-Symmetric Medium Chirality Leading to Symmetric Field Helicity in Response to a Pair of Circularly Polarized Plane Waves in Counter-Propagating Configuration”
by Hyoung-In Lee
Symmetry 202214(9), 1895; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14091895
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/9/1895

5. “Proportional Caputo Fractional Differential Inclusions in Banach Spaces”
by Abdelkader Rahmani, Wei-Shih Du, Mohammed Taha Khalladi, Marko Kostić and Daniel Velinov
Symmetry 202214(9), 1941; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14091941
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/9/1941

6. “Influence of Centrifugal Buoyancy in Thermal Convection within a Rotating Spherical Shell”
by Hidemoto Satake and Toshio Tagawa
Symmetry 202214(10), 2021; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14102021
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/10/2021

7. “A Triple-Structure Network Model Based upon MobileNet V1 and Multi-Loss Function for Facial Expression Recognition”
by Baojin Han, Min Hu, Xiaohua Wang and Fuji Ren
Symmetry 202214(10), 2055; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14102055
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/10/2055

8. “Fractional Stefan Problem Solving by the Alternating Phase Truncation Method”
by Agata Chmielowska and Damian Słota
Symmetry 202214(11), 2287; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14112287
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/11/2287

24 May 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2022 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Section “Chemistry and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “Surface Terminations of MXene: Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties”
by Mengrao Tang, Jiaming Li, Yu Wang, Wenjuan Han, Shichong Xu, Ming Lu, Wei Zhang and Haibo Li
Symmetry 2022, 14(11), 2232; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14112232
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/11/2232

2. “Statistical Assessment of Low-Cycle Fatigue Durability”
by Žilvinas Bazaras and Vaidas Lukoševičius
Symmetry 2022, 14(6), 1205; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061205
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1205

3. “Two New Rb3Sc(IO3)6 Polytypes in Proposed Nonlinear Optical Family A3M(IO3)6 (A = K, Rb, M = Sc, In): Topology–Symmetry Analysis, Order–Disorder and Structure–Properties Relation”
by Olga Reutova, Elena Belokoneva, Anatoly Volkov, Olga Dimitrova and Sergey Stefanovich
Symmetry 2022, 14(8), 1699; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14081699
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/8/1699

4. “Liquid Crystal-Based Geometric Phase-Enhanced Platform for Polarization and Wavefront Analysis Techniques with the Short-TeraHertz FEL Oscillator TerRa@BriXSinO”
by Bruno Piccirillo, Domenico Paparo, Andrea Rubano, Antonello Andreone, Marcello Rossetti Conti, Dario Giove, Veronica Vicuna-Hernandez, Can Koral, Maria Rosaria Masullo, Giovanni Mettivier et al.
Symmetry 2023, 15(1), 103; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010103
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/103

5. “The Branched Schiff Base Cationic Complexes of Iron(III) with Different Counter-Ions”
by Matvey Gruzdev, Ulyana Chervonova and Valerya Vorobeva
Symmetry 2022, 14(6), 1140; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061140
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1140

6. “Method for Determining the Degree of Damage to the Stator Windings of an Induction Electric Motor with an Asymmetric Power System”
by Juraj Gerlici, Sergey Goolak, Oleg Gubarevych, Kateryna Kravchenko, Kateryna Kamchatna-Stepanova and Andrey Toropov
Symmetry 2022, 14(7), 1305; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14071305
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/7/1305

21 May 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2022 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Section “Biology and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “Why Sports Should Embrace Bilateral Asymmetry: A Narrative Review”
by José Afonso, Javier Peña, Mário Sá, Adam Virgile, Antonio García-de-Alcaraz and Chris Bishop
Symmetry 2022, 14(10), 1993; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14101993
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/10/1993

2. “Taking Sides: Asymmetries in the Evolution of Human Brain Development in Better Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder”
by Gerry Leisman, Robert Melillo, Ty Melillo, Calixto Machado, Yanin Machado-Ferrer, Mauricio Chinchilla and Eli Carmeli
Symmetry 2022, 14(12), 2689; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14122689
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/12/2689

3. “Analyzing Turning Behavior after Repeated Lithium, Ketamine, or NaCl Injection and Chronic Stress Exposure in Mice”
by Annakarina Mundorf, Hiroshi Matsui, Sebastian Ocklenburg and Nadja Freund
Symmetry 2022, 14(11), 2352; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14112352
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/11/2352

4. “Geometrical Visual Illusions Revisited: The Curse of Symmetry, the Cure of Sighting, and Taxing Task Demands”
by Klaus Landwehr
Symmetry 2022, 14(12), 2550; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14122550
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/12/2550

5. “Symmetry Analysis of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Using Motion Capture Techniques”
by Mateusz Kukla and Wojciech Maliga
Symmetry 2022, 14(6), 1164; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061164
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1164

6. “Symmetry and Asymmetry of the Antegonial Notch”
by Grzegorz Mączka, Michał Jerzy Kulus, Joanna Grzelak, Maciej Dobrzyński, Tomasz Staniowski, Katarzyna Skośkiewicz-Malinowska and Paweł Dąbrowski
Symmetry 2022, 14(8), 1558; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14081558
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/8/1558

19 May 2023
Meet Us at the 25th Chinese Astronomical Society Guoshoujing Symposium on Galaxies and Cosmology, 19–22 May 2023, Huangshan, China

Conference: 25th Chinese Astronomical Society Guoshoujing Symposium on Galaxies and Cosmology
Date: 19–22 May 2023
Place: Huangshan, Anhui, China

MDPI will be attending the 25th Chinese Astronomical Society Guoshoujing Symposium on Galaxies and Cosmology, held in Huangshan, China, from 19 to 22 May 2023. The purpose of the conference is to promote in-depth exchanges between relevant researchers and teams at home and abroad on the important progress and achievements in the field of galaxy cosmology research, and to promote the cultivation of young talents. During this conference, MDPI will welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and to share their latest inspirations with us.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit https://conferences.koushare.com/gsj2023.

9 May 2023
Symmetry Webinar | The Dark Universe: The Harbinger of a Major Discovery, 25 May 2023


Welcome message by Prof. Dr. Konstantin Zioutas, Webinar Chair:

Physics is full of unanswered questions. In space science, we are faced with a large number of observations of unknown origin, even within our solar system. We recall, as an example, the historic observation in the 1930s by Fritz Zwicky of some suspected matter in the universe, which he called “dunkle Materie”, also known as dark matter. Dark matter (DM) dominates the universe, with its mass being about five times that of the normal matter we, the planets, the stars, etc., are made of. After 90 years, we can only suspect the microscopic constituents of DM, and assume that it interacts gravitationally. Thus, we live inside a well-hidden, dark universe. Undoubtedly, it is of utmost importance to identify the nature of DM. Therefore, it is safe to predict that the expected discoveries at present will overshadow historical discoveries. This is a challenge but also a unique opportunity for people fascinated by the unknown. The study of DM is exciting and highly motivating. In particular, for young people faced with the decision of choosing an exciting and rewarding career, astroparticle physics might just be the choice. Delving deeper into this exploration of DM, we pose some questions that we excitedly await the answers to:

What is dark matter? What is dark energy? Why is there an arrow of time? Are there parallel universes? Why is there more matter than antimatter? What is the fate of the universe? Is string theory correct? Do the universe's forces merge into one? What happens inside a black hole? What lies beyond the Standard Model? Fundamental constants? Do living things sense the dark universe?  

In this webinar, we will hear from two experienced physicists (Prof. Dr. Ariel Zhitnitsky, Canada, and Prof. Michael Tobar, Australia), as well as two physicists who are just beginning their promising careers in this area (Prof. Dr. Abaz Kryemadhi, USA, and Dr. Javier Miguel, Spain).

All four speakers work at the forefront of physics research, and therefore they will provide an appropriate introduction to this topic.

Date: 25 May 2023 at 4:00 p.m. CEST | 10:00 a.m. EDT | 10:00 p.m. CST Asia
Webinar ID: 882 4079 2189

Register now for free!

Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST

Time in EDT

Prof. Dr. Konstantin Zioutas
Chair Introduction

4:00–4:10 p.m.

10:00–10:10 a.m.

Prof. Dr. Ariel Zhitnitsky
New theory for DM and charge asymmetry in the Universe

4:10–4:30 p.m.

10:10–10:30 a.m.

Prof. Dr. Michael Tobar
Novel technique(s) to detect DM axions

4:30–4:50 p.m.

10:30–10:50 a.m.

Prof. Dr. Abaz Kryemadhi
DM streams as new detection concept

4:50–5:10 p.m.

10:50–11:10 a.m.

Dr. Javier De Miguel
A new proposal for DM axion detection (DALI)

5:10–5:25 p.m.

11:10–11:25 a.m.

Q&A

5:25–5:30 p.m.

11:25–11:30 a.m.

Prof. Dr. Konstantin Zioutas
Closing of Webinar

5:30–5:40 p.m.

11:30–11:40 a.m.

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

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

Webinar Chair and Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Konstantin Zioutas, Department of Physics, University of Patras, Patra, Greece and CAST Spokesperson at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland;
  • Dr. Ariel Zhitnitsky, Department of Physics & Astronomy, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada;
  • Dr. Michael Tobar, Department of Physics, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia;
  • Dr. Abaz Kryemadhi, Department of Physics, Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, United States;
  • Javier De Miguel, Riken, Japan.

Relevant Feature Papers:

"Comparing Instrument Spectral Sensitivity of Dissimilar Electromagnetic Haloscopes to Axion Dark Matter and High Frequency Gravitational Waves"
Symmetry 2022, 14(10), 2165; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14102165

"Gaia, Fundamental Physics, and Dark Matter"
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 721; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040721

"Infrasonic, Acoustic and Seismic Waves Produced by the Axion Quark Nuggets"
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 459; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030459

8 May 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read Articles on Fluctuating Asymmetry in the Section “Biology and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “The Fluctuating Asymmetry of the Butterfly Wing Pattern Does Not Change along an Industrial Pollution Gradient”
by Vitali Zverev and Mikhail V. Kozlov
Symmetry 2021, 13(4), 626; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13040626
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/4/626

2. “Investigating Human Torso Asymmetries: An Observational Longitudinal Study of Fluctuating and Directional Asymmetry in the Scoliotic Torso”
by José María González-Ruiz, María Isabel Pérez-Núñez, María Dolores García-Alfaro and Markus Bastir
Symmetry 2021, 13(10), 1821; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13101821
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/10/1821

3. “Differential Impact of Forest Fragmentation on Fluctuating Asymmetry in South Amazonian Small Mammals”
by Welvis Felipe Fernandes Castilheiro, Francesc Muñoz-Muñoz, Jacint Ventura, Manoel dos Santos-Filho, Maria da Luz Mathias and Sofia Isabel Gabriel
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 981; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050981
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/981

4. “How a Nonequilibrium Bath and a Potential Well Lead to Broken Time-Reversal Symmetry—First-Order Corrections on Fluctuation–Dissipation Relations”
by Steven Yuvan, Nick Bellardini and Martin Bier
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 1042; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14051042
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/1042

5. “The Reliability of Fluctuating Asymmetry in Population Estimation: The Case of Feedlot Red Deer”
by Krešimir Krapinec, Vlado Jumić, Matija Balekić, Nikola Lolić, Radomir Putnik, Tihomir Florijančić, Siniša Ozimec and Ivica Bošković
Symmetry 2022, 14(10), 2092; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14102092
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/10/2092

5 May 2023
Meet Us at the 2023 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2023), 25–30 June 2023, Taipei, Taiwan


MDPI will be attending the 2023 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2023) in Taipei, Taiwan, which will take place from 25 to 30 June 2023.

ISIT is the premier international conference series dedicated to the advancement of information theory and related areas. It brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners each year to present and discuss new research results and perspectives on future developments relevant to all areas of information theory, including big data analytics, source and channel coding, communication theory and systems, cryptography and security, detection and estimation, emerging applications, networks, network coding, signal processing, and statistical/machine learning.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://isit2023.org/.

5 May 2023
Symmetry | Selected Articles on Lie Symmetries

We are pleased to announce that we have selected five articles from the journal Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994) on lie symmetries and related topics, as shown below.
 
1. “Lie Symmetries and Solutions of Reaction Diffusion Systems Arising in Biomathematics”
by Mariano Torrisi and Rita Traciná
Symmetry 2021, 13(8), 1530; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13081530
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/8/1530
 
2. “Cubic–Quartic Optical Soliton Perturbation with Differential Group Delay for the Lakshmanan–Porsezian–Daniel Model by Lie Symmetry”
by Sachin Kumar, Anjan Biswas, Yakup Yıldırım, Luminita Moraru, Simona Moldovanu, Hashim M. Alshehri, Dalal Adnan Maturi and Dalal H. Al-Bogami
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 224; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020224
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/224
 
3. “Lie Symmetry Analysis of the One-Dimensional Saint-Venant-Exner Model”
by Andronikos Paliathanasis
Symmetry 2022, 14(8), 1679; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14081679
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/8/1679
 
4. “Two-Dimensional Turbulent Thermal Free Jet: Conservation Laws, Associated Lie Symmetry and Invariant Solutions”
by Erick Mubai and David Paul Mason
Symmetry 2022, 14(8), 1727; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14081727
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/8/1727
 
5. “Lie Symmetry Analysis, Particular Solutions and Conservation Laws of a New Extended (3+1)-Dimensional Shallow Water Wave Equation”
by Cailing Huo and Lianzhong Li
Symmetry 2022, 14(9), 1855; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14091855
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/9/1855

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


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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

19 April 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read Articles on Materials Science and Engineering in the “Engineering and Symmetry/Asymmetry” Section

1. “Nonlinear Dynamics of an Unsymmetric Cross-Ply Square Composite Laminated Plate for Vibration Energy Harvesting”
by Guoqing Jiang, Ting Dong and Zhenkun Guo
Symmetry 202113(7), 1261; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13071261
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/7/1261

2. “Free Vibration Analysis of a Spinning Composite Laminated Truncated Conical Shell under Hygrothermal Environment”
by Xiao Li, Xuanling Zhang and Zhihong Zhou
Symmetry 202214(7), 1369; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14071369
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/7/1369

3. “A Simple Metamaterial for High-Performance Spectrum-Selective Absorption in the Visible Region”
by Xiubo Jia, Shenwei Yin and Zhixiang Tang
Symmetry 202214(11), 2402; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14112402
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/11/2402

4. “Longitudinal Wave Locally Resonant Band Gaps in Metamaterial-Based Elastic Rods Comprising Multi-Degree-of-Freedom DAVI Resonators”
by Niuniu Liu, Xianliang Lei, Fuqiang Lai and Xin Xue
Symmetry 202214(5), 1030; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14051030
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/1030

5. “Optimization of Generatively Encoded Multi-Material Lattice Structures for Desired Deformation Behavior”
by Petar Ćurković
Symmetry 202113(2), 293; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020293
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/2/293

19 April 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read Articles on Crystals in the “Chemistry and Symmetry/Asymmetry” Section

1. “Blue Phase Liquid Crystals with Tailored Crystal Orientation for Photonic Applications”
by SeongYong Cho and Masanori Ozaki
Symmetry 202113(9), 1584; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13091584
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/9/1584

2. “Lamellar Tetragonal Symmetry of Amphiphilic Thermotropic Ionic Liquid Crystals in the Framework of Other Closely Related Highly Ordered Structures”
by Michael Arkas, Marilina Douloudi, Michail Vardavoulias and Theodora Katsika
Symmetry 202214(2), 394; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020394
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/394

3. “Extreme Poisson’s Ratios of Honeycomb, Re-Entrant, and Zig-Zag Crystals of Binary Hard Discs”
by Mikołaj Bilski, Paweł M. Pigłowski and Krzysztof W. Wojciechowski
Symmetry 202113(7), 1127; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13071127
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/7/1127

4. “Racemic and Meso Crystal Structures of an Axial-Chiral Spirobi-(dinaphthoazepin)ium Salt: Emergence of an S4-Symmetric Molecule”
by Philipp Honegger, Natalie Gajic, Alexander Prado-Roller and Michael Widhalm
Symmetry 202113(8), 1365; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13081365
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/8/1365

5. “Liquid Crystal-Based Geometric Phase-Enhanced Platform for Polarization and Wavefront Analysis Techniques with the Short-TeraHertz FEL Oscillator TerRa@BriXSinO”
by Bruno Piccirillo, Domenico Paparo, Andrea Rubano, Antonello Andreone, Marcello Rossetti Conti, Dario Giove, Verónica Vicuña-Hernández, Can Koral, Maria Rosaria Masullo, Giovanni Mettivier et al.
Symmetry 202315(1), 103; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15010103
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/1/103

14 April 2023
Symmetry Webinar | Machine Learning Enhanced Multi-Messenger Probes for New Physics and Cosmology, 18 May 2023


This webinar aims to explore the fundamental relationship between cosmology and particle physics. It will offer some examples of approaches to solve the open problems of fundamental physics with a special emphasis on the involvement of machine learning in physical, astrophysical and cosmological studies. We would like to attract and involve interested participants in the thorough discussion of what comes beyond the standard models, such as the exciting topics of research paving the way in fundamental science. The fruitful results of such discussions can be considered for publication in the Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994) Special Issue “Symmetry beyond the Standard Models of Cosmology, High Energy Physics and Quantum Field Theory”.

Date: 18 May 2023, 10:00 a.m. CEST

Register now for free!

Webinar Chair and Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Maxim Khlopov, 1. Director of Virtual Institute of Astroparticle physics, Paris, France; 2. National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, President of Center for Cosmoparticle Physics Cosmion, Main Researcher of Research Institute of Physics of Southern Federal University, Russia
  • Prof. Dr. Antonino Marciano, 1. Department of Physics, Fudan University, 200437 Shanghai, China; 2. INFN—Frascati Laboratories, 00044 Frascati RM, Italy
  • Dr. Roman Pasechnik, Department of Physics, University of Lund, Lund, Scania, Sweden

Speaker/Presentation

 

Time in CEST

 

Prof. Dr. Maxim Yu. Khlopov
Chair Introduction

 

10:00–10:10 a.m.

 

Prof. Dr. Antonino Marciano
Novel Algorithms for Machine Learning from Topological Quantum Physics

 

10:10–10:50 a.m.

 

Dr. Roman Pasechnik
Glueball Dark Matter

 

10:50–11:30 a.m.

 

 Q&A Session

 

11:30–11:55 a.m.

 

Prof. Dr. Maxim Yu. Khlopov
Closing of Webinar

 

11:55–12:00 a.m.

 

 Relevant Special Issue:
Symmetry beyond the Standard Models of Cosmology, High Energy Physics and Quantum Field Theory
Guest Editors:
Prof. Dr. Maxim Yu. Khlopov and Prof. Dr. Vitaly Beylin
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023

This is a free webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized. Certificates of attendance will be delivered to those who attend the live webinar.

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

10 April 2023
Symmetry Webinar | Symmetry in Functional Equations and Analytic Inequalities Held on 12 May 2023


On 12 May 2023, MDPI and Symmetry organized a webinar “Symmetry in Functional Equations and Analytic Inequalities”. The webinar focused on the quantification of the irregularity and complexity of time series and multidimensional data through the use of entropy measures.

Please note that this webinar is associated with the Special Issue in Entropy titled “Entropy Measures to Assess Irregularity and Complexity of Time Series and Multidimensional Data”. The deadline is 31 July 2023.

You can watch the recorded webinar at the following link: https://youtu.be/5Y7osiJA31E.

Webinar Chair and Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof. Alina Alb Lupas, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Oradea, Romania;
  • Prof. Dr. George A. Anastassiou, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA;
  • Prof. Dr. Dumitru Baleanu, Department of Mathematics, Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey;
  • Dr. Firas Ghanim, Department of Mathematics, College of Sciences, University of Sharjah, UAE;
  • Dr. Oros Georgia Irina, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Oradea, Romania;
  • Prof. Dr. Waggas Galib Atshan, Department of Mathematics, College of Science, University of Al-Qadisiyah, Iraq.

31 March 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the Editor’s Choice Topic “Particle Physics” Articles in Section “Physics and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “Thinking Outside the Box: Numerical Relativity with Particles”
by Stephan Rosswog, Peter Diener and Francesco Torsello
Symmetry 2022, 14(6), 1280; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061280
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1280

2. “Purely Virtual Particles in Quantum Gravity, Inflationary Cosmology and Collider Physics”
by Damiano Anselmi
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 521; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030521
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/521

3. “First Results on the Revealing of Cognate Ancestors among the Particles of the Primary Cosmic Rays That Gave Rise to Extensive Air Showers Observed by the GELATICA Network”
by Yuri Verbetsky, Manana Svanidze, Ophir Ruimi, Tadeusz Wibig, Levan Kakabadze, Piotr Homola, David E. Alvarez-Castillo, Dmitry Beznosko, Edward K. Sarkisyan-Grinbaum and Olaf Bar et al.
Symmetry 2022, 14(8), 1749; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14081749
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/8/1749

4. “Improved Search for Neutron to Mirror-Neutron Oscillations in the Presence of Mirror Magnetic Fields with a Dedicated Apparatus at the PSI UCN Source”
by Nicholas J. Ayres, Zurab Berezhiani, Riccardo Biondi, Georg Bison, Kazimierz Bodek, Vira Bondar, Pin-Jung Chiu, Manfred Daum, Reza Tavakoli Dinani, Cornelis B. Doorenbos et al.
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 503; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030503
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/503

5. “Particle Creation and the Schwinger Model”
by José Navarro-Salas and Silvia Pla
Symmetry 2022, 14(11), 2435; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14112435
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/11/2435

6. “Particle Production in Strong Electromagnetic Fields and Local Approximations”
by Ivan A. Aleksandrov, Denis G. Sevostyanov and Vladimir M. Shabaev
Symmetry 2022, 14(11), 2444; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14112444
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/11/2444

7. “Particle Multiplicity Fluctuations and Spatiotemporal Properties of Particle-Emitting Source of Strongly Interacting Matter for NICA and RHIC Energies”
by Mariya Cheremnova, Alexey Chernyshov, Yevheniia Khyzhniak, Olga Kodolova, Valentin Kuzmin, Igor Lokhtin, Ludmila Malinina, Konstantin Mikhaylov and Grigory Nigmatkulov
Symmetry 2022, 14(7), 1316; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14071316
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/7/1316

8. “Closed-Form Solution of Adiabatic Particle Trajectories in Axis-Symmetric Magnetic Fields”
by Fabio Sattin and Dominique Franck Escande
Symmetry 2021, 13(10), 1784; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13101784
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/10/1784

9. “Morphology of an Interacting Three-Dimensional Trapped Bose–Einstein Condensate from Many-Particle Variance Anisotropy”
by Ofir E. Alon
Symmetry 2021, 13(7), 1237; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13071237
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/7/1237

10. “An Interferometric Method for Particle Mass Measurements”
by Eleonora Pasino, Simone Cialdi, Giovanni Costantini, Rafael Ferragut, Marco Giammarchi, Stefano Migliorati, Massimiliano Romé, Timothy Savas and Valerio Toso
Symmetry 2021, 13(7), 1232; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13071232
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/7/1232

11. “Particle–Antiparticle Asymmetry in Relativistic Deformed Kinematics”
by José Manuel Carmona, José Luis Cortés and José Javier Relancio
Symmetry 2021, 13(7), 1266; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13071266
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/7/1266

12. “Galactic Anomalies and Particle Dark Matter”
by Malcolm Fairbairn
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 812; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040812
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/812

13. “Cold Particle Dark Matter”
by Kimmo Tuominen
Symmetry 2021, 13(10), 1945; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13101945
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/10/1945

14. “Temporal Klein Model for Particle-Pair Creation”
by José Tito Mendonça
Symmetry 2021, 13(8), 1361; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13081361
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/8/1361

30 March 2023
Meet Us at the European Human Genetics Conference 2023 (ESHG 2023), 10–13 June 2023, Glasgow, UK


MDPI will be attending the European Human Genetics Conference 2023 (ESHG 2023), held in Glasgow, UK, from 10 to 13 June 2023.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, feel free to stop by our booth #824. 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://2023.eshg.org/.

28 March 2023
Symmetry Webinar | Nonlinear Analysis and Its Applications in Symmetry II, 5 April 2023


On Wednesday, 5 April 2023, MDPI and the journal Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994) organized a webinar on symmetry, titled “Nonlinear Analysis and Its Applications in Symmetry II”. The webinar focused on nonlinear analysis and its applications.

This webinar was devoted to recent advances in nonlinear analysis and its applications. It consisted of two talks. In the first talk delivered by Dr. Alexander Ramm, the speaker presented his recent results on Navier–Stokes equations. In the second talk by Prof. Dr. Alexander J. Zaslavski, a feasibility problem with infinite sets in a metric space was discussed. The speaker presented a new algorithm for this problem and analyzed its convergence.

Please note that this webinar is associated with a Special Issue in Symmetry, titled “Fixed Point Theory and Its Applications Dedicated to the Memory of Professor William Arthur Kirk”. The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2023.

Webinar Chair and Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr. Alexander Zaslavski, Department of Mathematics, The Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander G. Ramm, Department of Mathematics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA

24 March 2023
Meet Us at the 13th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, 31 May–June 4 2023, Wilmington, NC, USA


Mathematics (ISSN: 2227-7390) be attending the 13th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, which will occur from May 31 to June 4 2023 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, USA. The goals of the meeting include a cross-fertilization of ideas from different application areas and increased communication between the mathematicians who develop dynamical systems techniques and the applied scientists who use them.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Mathematics;
  • Axioms;
  • Symmetry;
  • Fractal Fract;
  • Dynamics;
  • AppliedMath;
  • Computation;
  • Systems.
If you are attending this conference, please visit our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://www.aimsconference.org/conferences/2023/.

15 March 2023
Symmetry | Collection of Articles by Female Scholars

Female researchers have made significant contributions to the field of science, and we have selected six high-quality articles to share where female scholars are the corresponding authors. We hope you enjoy reading them.

  1. “Does Mobility of the Ankle Joint Depends on Length of the Free Part of the Achilles Tendon?”
    by Tomasz Wawrzyński, Bernadeta Angelika Pietrzak and Anna Mika
    Symmetry 2022, 14(11), 2313; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14112313
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/11/2313
  1. “2d, or Not 2d: An Almost Perfect Mock of Symmetry”
    by Vladislav Komarov, Ruslan Galiev and Sofya Artemkina
    Symmetry 2023, 15(2), 508; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15020508
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/15/2/508
  1. “New Formulations on Kinetic Energy and Acceleration Energies in Applied Mechanics of Systems”
    by Iuliu Negrean, Adina Crișan, Florina Șerdean and Sorin Vlase
    Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 896; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050896
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/896
  1. “Nonlinear Transformation of Sine Wave within the Framework of Symmetric (2+4) KdV Equation”
    by Oxana Kurkina and Efim Pelinovsky
    Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 668; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040668
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/668
  1. “Coupling Hadron-Hadron Thresholds within a Chiral Quark Model Approach”
    by Pablo G. Ortega and David R. Entem
    Symmetry 2021, 13(2), 279; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020279
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/2/279
  1. “Progress on the Stereoselective Synthesis of Chiral Molecules Based on Metal-Catalyzed Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Alcohols with Lipases”
    by Raffaella Ferraccioli
    Symmetry 2021, 13(9), 1744; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13091744
    Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/9/1744

14 March 2023
International Day of Mathematics – Mathematics for Everyone!

Mathematics plays an indispensable role in shaping the world we inhabit, propelling scientific breakthroughs and technological advancements, and fostering social and economic progress. This year's theme, "Mathematics for Everyone", underscores the universal and all-encompassing nature of mathematics, and its potential to positively impact individuals from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds.

We are confident that the prestigious Mathematics subject journals in MDPI, including AppliedMath, Axioms, Computation, Fractal and Fractional, Games, MCA, Stats and Symmetry, will offer ideal communication platforms to enhance scientific collaboration in line with the International Day of Mathematics theme. Let us harness the full potential of these platforms to propel Mathematics to new heights of development and innovation.

Axioms

A Three-Phase Fundamental Diagram from Three-Dimensional Traffic Data

Axioms 2021, 10(1), 17; https://doi.org/10.3390/axioms10010017

Stats

An Upper Bound of the Bias of Nadaraya-Watson Kernel Regression under Lipschitz Assumptions

Stats 2021, 4(1), 1-17; https://doi.org/10.3390/stats4010001

Games

Lab-Sophistication: Does Repeated Participation in Laboratory Experiments Affect Pro-Social Behaviour?

Games 2021, 12(1), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/g12010018

Applications of Number Theory to the Sciences and Mathematics

Edited by Darin J. Ulness

Submisison deadline 30 April 2023

Mathematical Models: Methods and Applications                                

Edited by OPhir Nave and Svetlana Bunimovich-Mendrazitsky

Submisison deadline 30 April 2023

MDPI International Day of Mathematics Webinar 2023

14 Mar 2023, 10:00 (CET)

Session 1: 10:00 am–12:00 pm CET

Session 2: 14:30 pm–16:30 pm CET

Free to register for the two Sessions. Recordings will be available on Sciforum shortly afterwards.

14 March 2023
Join Us at the 13th National Symposium on the Molecular and Structural Characterization of Polymers, 31 March–2 April 2023, Shenzhen, China


Conference: 13th National Symposium on the Molecular and Structural Characterization of Polymers
Date: 31 March–2 April 2023
Place: Shenzhen, China 

MDPI will be attending the 13th National Symposium on the Molecular and Structural Characterization of Polymers as an exhibitor. This meeting will be held at Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Yantian, Shenzhen, China, from 31 March to 2 April 2023. The organizing committee consists of the Polymer Materials Analytical Technology and Characteristic Methods Committee of Chinese Chemical Society. Through this meeting, we wish to contribute to the discussion on the progress in the field of polymer characterization. 

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit https://poly-struc2022.scievent.com/.

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

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

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

Journal

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Journal Topics (Selected)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

 

1 March 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2022 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Sections “Engineering Science and Symmetry/Asymmetry” and “Computer Science and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “Recent Advances in Surrogate Modeling Methods for Uncertainty Quantification and Propagation”
by Chong Wang, Xin Qiang, Menghui Xu and Tao Wu
Symmetry 2022, 14(6), 1219; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061219
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1219

2. “A Motion Planning Method for Automated Vehicles in Dynamic Traffic Scenarios”
by Bo Peng, Dexin Yu, Huxing Zhou, Xue Xiao and Chen Xie
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 208; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020208
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/208

3. “Overview: State-of-the-Art in the Energy Harvesting Based on Piezoelectric Devices for Last Decade”
by Ivan A. Parinov and Alexander V. Cherpakov
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 765; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040765
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/765

4. “Heat Flow Characteristics of Ferrofluid in Magnetic Field Patterns for Electric Vehicle Power Electronics Cooling”
by Seong-Guk Hwang, Kunal Sandip Garud, Jae-Hyeong Seo and Moo-Yeon Lee
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 1063; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14051063
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/1063

5. “Improving the Statistical Qualities of Pseudo Random Number Generators”
by Rafael Álvarez, Francisco Martínez and Antonio Zamora
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 269; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020269
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/269

6. “Position-Aware Guided Hiding Data Scheme with Reversibility and Adaptivity for Dual Images”
by Chin-Chen Chang, Guo-Dong Su, Chia-Chen Lin and Yung-Hui Li
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 509; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030509
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/509

7. “Exploration of Temperature Distribution through a Longitudinal Rectangular Fin with Linear and Exponential Temperature-Dependent Thermal Conductivity Using DTM-Pade Approximant”
by Ravikumar Shashikala Varun Kumar, Rangaswamy Naveen Kumar, Ganeshappa Sowmya, Ballajja Chandrappa Prasannakumara and Ioannis E. Sarris
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 690; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040690
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/690

22 February 2023
Symmetry | Highly Cited Review Papers in 2021

We are pleased to announce that we have selected the highly cited review papers published in 2021, which you are welcome to read.

1. “Collider Searches for Dark Matter through the Higgs Lens”
by Spyros Argyropoulos, Oleg Brandt and Ulrich Haisch
Symmetry 2021, 13(12), 2406; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13122406
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/12/2406

2. “Review of Shape Phase Transition Studies for Bose-Fermi Systems: The Effect of the Odd-Particle on the Bosonic Core”
by M. Böyükata, C. E. Alonsom, J. M. Arias, L. Fortunato and A. Vitturi
Symmetry 2021, 13(2), 215; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020215
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/2/215

3. “Strong-Interaction Matter under Extreme Conditions from Chiral Quark Models with Nonlocal Separable Interactions”
by Daniel Gómez Dumm, Juan Pablo Carlomagno and Norberto N. Scoccola
Symmetry 2021, 13(1), 121; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13010121
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/1/121

4. “Digital Twins-Based Smart Design and Control of Ultra-Precision Machining: A Review”
by Lei Wu, Jiewu Leng and Bingfeng Ju
Symmetry 2021, 13(9), 1717; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13091717
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/9/1717

5. “Interplay between Spacetime Curvature, Speed of Light and Quantum Deformations of Relativistic Symmetries”
by Angel Ballesteros, Giulia Gubitosi and Flavio Mercati
Symmetry 2021, 13(11), 2099; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13112099
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/11/2099

6. “Atomic Structure Calculations of Helium with Correlated Exponential Functions”
by Vladimir A. Yerokhin, Vojtěch Patkóš and Krzysztof Pachucki
Symmetry 2021, 13(7), 1246; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13071246
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/7/1246

7. “Evolution of Heavy Ion Beam Probing from the Origins to Study of Symmetric Structures in Fusion Plasmas”
by Alexander Melnikov
Symmetry 2021, 13(8), 1367; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13081367
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/8/1367

8. “Entropy-Like Properties and Lq-Norms of Hypergeometric Orthogonal Polynomials: Degree Asymptotics”
by Jesús S. Dehesa
Symmetry 2021, 13(8), 1416; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13081416
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/8/1416

9. “Acyl(imidoyl)ketenes: Reactive Bidentate Oxa/Aza-Dienes for Organic Synthesis”
by Ekaterina A. Lystsova, Ekaterina E. Khramtsova and Andrey N. Maslivets
Symmetry 2021, 13(8), 1509; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13081509
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/8/1509

10. “A Unified Mathematical Formalism for First to Third Order Dielectric Response of Matter: Application to Surface-Specific Two-Colour Vibrational Optical Spectroscopy”
by Christophe Humbert and Thomas Noblet
Symmetry 2021, 13(1), 153; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13010153
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/1/153

11. “Atypical Brain Asymmetry in Human Situs Inversus: Gut Feeling or Real Evidence?”
by Guy Vingerhoets, Robin Gerrits and Helena Verhelst
Symmetry 2021, 13(4), 695; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13040695
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/4/695

12. “Actual Symmetry of Symmetric Molecular Adducts in the Gas Phase, Solution and in the Solid State?”
by Ilya G. Shenderovich
Symmetry 2021, 13(5), 756; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13050756
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/5/756

13. “Model Membrane Systems Used to Study Plasma Membrane Lipid Asymmetry?”
by Haden L. Scott, Kristen B. Kennison, Thais A. Enoki, Milka Doktorova, Jacob J. Kinnun, Frederick A. Heberle and John Katsaras
Symmetry 2021, 13(8), 1356; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13081356
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/8/1356

14. “Jacobi Multipliers in Integrability and the Inverse Problem of Mechanics?”
by José F. Cariñena and José Fernández-Núñez
Symmetry 2021, 13(8), 1413; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13081413
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/8/1413

15. “Progress on the Stereoselective Synthesis of Chiral Molecules Based on Metal-Catalyzed Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Alcohols with Lipases?”
by Raffaella Ferraccioli
Symmetry 2021, 13(9), 1744; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13091744
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/9/1744

16. “Lattice Constraints on the QCD Chiral Phase Transition at Finite Temperature and Baryon Density”
by Owe Philipsen
Symmetry 2021, 13(11), 2079; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13112079
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/11/2079

17. “Symmetry Transformations in Metazoan Evolution and Development”
by Valeria V. Isaeva and Nickolay V. Kasyanov
Symmetry 2021, 13(2), 2915; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020160
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/2/160

18. “Recent Developments of the Lauricella String Scattering Amplitudes and Their Exact SL(K + 3,C) Symmetry”
by Sheng-Hong Lai, Jen-Chi Lee and Yi Yang
Symmetry 2021, 13(3), 454; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13030454
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/3/454

16 February 2023
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14 February 2023
Meet Us at the 11th National Conference on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, 25–27 February 2023, Guangzhou, China


Conference
: 11th National Conference on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Date: 25–27 February 2023
Place: Guangzhou, China

MDPI will be attending the 11th National Conference on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (CCBSB2023) as the exhibitor. The National Academic Conference on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology has been successfully held for ten sessions since its first session in 1998. It is a national event with the highest academic level and the greatest influence in the field of bioinformatics research in China. The theme of the conference is "The Latest Frontier Research of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology and Their Applications", and the topics cover translational informatics and data sharing security, biomedical data mining and computing, genome informatics, artificial intelligence and life sciences, group bioinformatics and integrated biology, non-coding RNA and RNA informatics, network biology, major disease omics informatics, biological macromolecular structure prediction and simulation, bioinformatics algorithm research, biological data resources, bioinformatics and drugs discovery, computational synthetic biology, agricultural and forestry informatics and other bioinformatics, and other frontier directions.

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If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit https://ccbsb2022.casconf.cn/.

10 February 2023
Symmetry | 2021 and 2022 Highly Cited Articles

We are pleased to announce that we have selected the highly cited articles published in 2021 and 2022, which you are welcome to read.

1. “On Sombor Index”
by Kinkar Chandra Das, Ahmet Sinan Çevik, Ismail Naci Cangul and Yilun Shang
Symmetry 2021, 13(1), 140; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13010140
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/1/140  

2. “On the Hybrid Fractional Differential Equations with Fractional Proportional Derivatives of a Function with Respect to a Certain Function”
by Mohamed I. Abbasa and Maria Alessandra Ragusa
Symmetry 2021, 13(2), 264; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020264
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/2/264

3. “Determination of Objective Weights Using a New Method Based on the Removal Effects of Criteria (MEREC)”
by Mehdi Keshavarz-Ghorabaee, Maghsoud Amiri, Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas, Zenonas Turskis and Jurgita Antucheviciene
Symmetry 2021, 13(4), 525; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13040525
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/4/525

4. “Numerical Investigation of Fractional-Order Swift–Hohenberg Equations via a Novel Transform”
by Kamsing Nonlaopon, Abdullah M. Alsharif, Ahmed M. Zidan, Adnan Khan, Yasser S. Hamed and Rasool Shah
Symmetry 2021, 13(7), 1263; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13071263
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/7/1263

5. “Different Faces of Generalized Holographic Dark Energy”
by Shin’ichi Nojiri, Sergei D. Odintsov and Tanmoy Paul
Symmetry 2021, 13(6), 928; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13060928
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/6/928

6. “Study of Cascading Failure in Multisubnet Composite Complex Networks”
by Gengxin Sun, Chih-Cheng Chen and Sheng Bin
Symmetry 2021, 13(3), 523; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13030523
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/3/523

7. “On the Arcsecant Hyperbolic Normal Distribution. Properties, Quantile Regression Modeling and Applications”
by Mustafa Ç. Korkmaz, Christophe Chesneau and Zehra Sedef Korkmaz
Symmetry 2021, 13(1), 117; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13010117
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/1/117

8.“New Hermite–Hadamard Inequalities in Fuzzy-Interval Fractional Calculus and Related Inequalities”
by Muhammad Bilal Khan, Pshtiwan Othman Mohammed, Muhammad Aslam Noor and Y. S. Hamed
Symmetry 2021, 13(4), 673; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13040673
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/4/673

9. “Fuzzy Differential Subordinations Based upon the Mittag-Leffler Type Borel Distribution”
by Hari Mohan Srivastava and Sheza M. El-Deeb
Symmetry 2021, 13(6), 1023; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13061023
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/6/1023

10. “Applications of the q-Srivastava-Attiya Operator Involving a Certain Family of Bi-Univalent Functions Associated with the Horadam Polynomials”
by Hari Mohan Srivastava, Abbas Kareem Wanas and Rekha Srivastava
Symmetry 2021, 13(7), 1230; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13071230
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/7/1230

11. “General Fractional Integrals and Derivatives of Arbitrary Order”
by Yuri Luchko
Symmetry 2021, 13(5), 755; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13050755
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/5/755

12. “Condensing Functions and Approximate Endpoint Criterion for the Existence Analysis of Quantum Integro-Difference FBVPs”
by Shahram Rezapour, Atika Imran, Azhar Hussain, Francisco Martínez, Sina Etemad and Mohammed K. A. Kaabar
Symmetry 2021, 13(3), 469; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13030469
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/3/469

13. “A New Analysis of Fractional-Order Equal-Width Equations via Novel Techniques”
by Muhammad Naeem, Ahmed M. Zidan, Kamsing Nonlaopon, Muhammad I. Syam, Zeyad Al-Zhour and Rasool Shah
Symmetry 2021, 13(5), 886; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13050886
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/5/886

14. “Applications of Certain Conic Domains to a Subclass of q-Starlike Functions Associated with the Janowski Functions”
by Bilal Khan, Hari Mohan Srivastava, Nazar Khan, Maslina Darus, Qazi Zahoor Ahmad and Muhammad Tahir
Symmetry 2021, 13(4), 574; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13040574
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/4/574

15. “Neutral Delay Differential Equations: Oscillation Conditions for the Solutions”
by Omar Bazighifan, Hammad Alotaibi and Abd Allaah A. Mousa
Symmetry 2021, 13(1), 101; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13010101
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/1/101

16. “Three Symmetrical Systems of Coupled Sylvester-like Quaternion Matrix Equations”
by Mahmoud Saad Mehany and Qing-Wen Wang
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 550; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030550
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/550

17. “A Novel Numerical Approach in Solving Fractional Neutral Pantograph Equations via the ARA Integral Transform”
by Aliaa Burqan, Rania Saadeh and Ahmad Qazza
Symmetry 2022, 14(1), 50; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010050
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/50

18. “Fractional View Analysis of Kuramoto–Sivashinsky Equations with Non-Singular Kernel Operators”
by Azzh Saad Alshehry, Muhammad Imran, Adnan Khan, Rasool Shah
Symmetry 2021, 13(4), 525; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13040525
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/4/525

19. “Novel Oscillation Theorems and Symmetric Properties of Nonlinear Delay Differential Equations of Fourth-Order with a Middle Term”
by Barakah Almarri, S. Janaki, V. Ganesan, Ali Hasan Ali, Kamsing Nonlaopon and Omar Bazighifan
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 585; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030585
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/585

20. “Timelike Circular Surfaces and Singularities in Minkowski 3-Space”
by Yanlin Li, Fatemah Mofarreh and Rashad A. Abdel-Baky
Symmetry 2022, 14(9), 1914; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14091914
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/9/1914

21. “The Numerical Investigation of a Fractional-Order Multi-Dimensional Model of Navier–Stokes Equation via Novel Techniques”
by Safyan Mukhtar, Rasool Shah and Saima Noor
Symmetry 2022, 14(6), 1102; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061102
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1102

22. “On Odd Perks-G Class of Distributions: Properties, Regression Model, Discretization, Bayesian and Non-Bayesian Estimation, and Applications”
by Ibrahim Elbatal, Naif Alotaibi, Ehab M. Almetwally, Salem A. Alyami and Mohammed Elgarhy
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 883; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050883
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/883

23. “A Comparative Study of the Fractional Coupled Burgers and Hirota–Satsuma KdV Equations via Analytical Techniques”
by Humaira Yasmin and Naveed Iqbal
Symmetry 2022, 14(7), 1364; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14071364
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/7/1364

24. “The Characterizations of Parallel q-Equidistant Ruled Surfaces”
by Yanlin Li, Süleyman Şenyurt, Ahmet Özduran and Davut Canlı
Symmetry 2022, 14(9), 1879; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14091879
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/9/1879

25. “The Dual Expression of Parallel Equidistant Ruled Surfaces in Euclidean 3-Space”
by Sümeyye Gür Mazlum, Süleyman Şenyurt and Luca Grilli
Symmetry 2022, 14(5),1062; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14051062
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/1062

26. “An Exact Solution to a Quaternion Matrix Equation with an Application”
by Long-Sheng Liu, Qing-Wen Wang, Jiang-Feng Chen and Yu-Zhu Xie
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 375; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020375
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/375

27. “A Comparative Analysis of Fractional-Order Kaup–Kupershmidt Equation within Different Operators”
by Nehad Ali Shah, Yasser S. Hamed, Khadijah M. Abualnaja, Jae-Dong Chung, Rasool Shah and Adnan Khan
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 986; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050986
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/986

28. “Some Fuzzy Riemann–Liouville Fractional Integral Inequalities for Preinvex Fuzzy Interval-Valued Functions”
by Muhammad Bilal Khan, Hatim Ghazi Zaini, Jorge E. Macías-Díaz, Savin Treanțǎ and Mohamed S. Soliman
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 313; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020313
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/313

29. “Generating Soft Topologies via Soft Set Operators”
by A. A. Azzam, Zanyar A. Ameen, Tareq M. Al-shami and Mohammed E. El-Shafei
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 914; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050914
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/914

30. “Sustainable and Robust Home Healthcare Logistics: A Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic”
by Amir M. Fathollahi-Fard, Abbas Ahmadi and Behrooz Karimi
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 193; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020193
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/193

31.“Electromagnetic Flow of SWCNT/MWCNT Suspensions in Two Immiscible Water- and Engine-Oil-Based Newtonian Fluids through Porous Media”
by Ahmad Zeeshan, Nasir Shehzad, Muhammad Atif, Rahmat Ellahi and Sadiq M. Sait
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 406; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020406
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/406

32. “Multivalent Prestarlike Functions with Respect to Symmetric Points”
by Daniel Breaz, Kadhavoor R. Karthikeyan and Alagiriswamy Senguttuvan
Symmetry 2022, 14(1), 20; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010020
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/20

33. “Fast Computation of Highly Oscillatory ODE Problems: Applications in High-Frequency Communication Circuits”
by Sakhi Zaman, Latif Ullah Khan, Irshad Hussain and Lucian Mihet-Popa
Symmetry 2022, 14(1), 115; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010115
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/115

34. “Guidance Image-Based Enhanced Matched Filter with Modified Thresholding for Blood Vessel Extraction”
by Sonali Dash, Sahil Verma, Kavita, Savitri Bevinakoppa, Marcin Wozniak, Jana Shafi and Muhammad Fazal Ijaz
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 194; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020194
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/194

35. “Inferences for Alpha Power Exponential Distribution Using Adaptive Progressively Type-II Hybrid Censored Data with Applications”
by Refah Alotaibi, Ahmed Elshahhat, Hoda Rezk and Mazen Nassar
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 651;https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040651
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/651

36. “Third-Order Differential Subordination Results for Analytic Functions Associated with a Certain Differential Operator”
by Amal Mohammed Darweesh, Waggas Galib Atshan, Ali Hussein Battor and Alina Alb Lupaş
Symmetry 2022, 14(1), 99; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010099
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/99

37. “Optimal Plan of Multi-Stress–Strength Reliability Bayesian and Non-Bayesian Methods for the Alpha Power Exponential Model Using Progressive First Failure”
by Ehab M. Almetwally, Refah Alotaibi, Aned Al Mutairi, Chanseok Park and Hoda Rezk
Symmetry 2022, 14(7), 1306; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14071306
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/7/1306

38. “A New Class of Bertrand Curves in Euclidean 4-Space”
by Yanlin Li, Ali Uçum, Kazım İlarslan and Çetin Camcı
Symmetry 2022, 14(6), 1191; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061191
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1191

39. “Analytical Investigation of Fractional-Order Korteweg–De-Vries-Type Equations under Atangana–Baleanu–Caputo Operator: Modeling Nonlinear Waves in a Plasma and Fluid”
by Nehad Ali Shah, Haifa A. Alyousef, Samir A. El-Tantawy, Rasool Shah and Jae Dong Chung
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 739; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040739
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/739

40. “Fractional Calculus for Convex Functions in Interval-Valued Settings and Inequalities”
by Muhammad Bilal Khan, Hatim Ghazi Zaini, Savin Treanțǎ, Gustavo Santos-García, Jorge E. Macías-Díaz and Mohamed S. Soliman
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 341; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020341
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/341

41. “Impact of Brownian Motion on the Analytical Solutions of the Space-Fractional Stochastic Approximate Long Water Wave Equation”
by Farah M. Al-Askar, Wael W. Mohammed and Mohammad Alshammari
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 740; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040740
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/740

42. “Extended Approach to the Asymptotic Behavior and Symmetric Solutions of Advanced Differential Equations”
by Omar Bazighifan, Ali Hasan Ali, Fatemah Mofarreh and Youssef N. Raffoul
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 686; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040686
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/686

43. “Exploiting the Pascal Distribution Series and Gegenbauer Polynomials to Construct and Study a New Subclass of Analytic Bi-Univalent Functions”
by Ala Amourah, Basem Aref Frasin, Morad Ahmad and Feras Yousef
Symmetry 2022, 14(1), 147; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010147
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/147

20 January 2023
Meet Us at the XII Reunión del Grupo de Física de la Materia Condensada de la RSEF (GEFES 2023), 1–3 February 2023, Salamanca, Spain


MDPI will be attending the XII Reunión del grupo de física de la materia condensada de la RSEF (GEFES 2023) in Salamanca, Spain, which will take place from 1 to 3 February 2023. The GEFES 2023 is the annual meeting of GEFES, the Condensed Matter Physics Division of the Spanish Royal Physics Society. The theme of GEFES 2023 is to review the condensed matter physics research achievements of the society in the past year and discuss the opportunities and challenges in the field.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Electronics;
  • Nanomaterials;
  • Energies;
  • Materials;
  • Symmetry;
  • Electronic Materials;
  • Physics;
  • Condensed Matter.

If you are attending this conference, please visit our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://gefes2023.es/.

9 January 2023
Symmetry 2022 Young Investigator Award—Winner Announced

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994) 2022 Young Investigator Award—Prof. Dr. Yao Chen.

Name: Prof. Dr. Yao Chen
Interests: Advanced structures, computational symmetry, computational mechanics, and mechanics of materials.
Website: https://civil.seu.edu.cn/2014/0513/c1269a93787/pagem.htm

Prof. Dr. Yao Chen was born in 1986, obtaining his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. at the Southeast University in 2007 and 2014, respectively. He then became an Associate Professor of Southeast University in 2017 and a Full Professor in 2020. During these years, he has made academic visits to the University of Cambridge, Tokyo University, MIT, Caltech, etc., and obtained the Humboldt Research Fellowship in 2018–2020. Currently, he is a committee member of IASS WG6, WG13, and ASCE/EMI. His research interests include advanced structures (e.g., tensegrity, origami, kirigami, deployable structures), computational symmetry methods (e.g., group theory, graph products), computational mechanics, and the mechanics of materials.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Yao Chen for his outstanding achievements.

We would like to thank the award committee for their excellent work in the hard task of selecting a winner from such a large number of excellent candidates. We also thank all the nominees from various fields for their participation. We will continue to reward young scientists with the Young Investigator Award and wish them every success in their careers.

For more information about Symmetry awards, please refer to the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/symmetry/awards.

The following is a short Q&A with Prof. Dr. Yao Chen:

1. What does your current research concern and why did you choose this field?

My current research project is about novel design and folding behavior of origami-inspired structures, which has been supported by the NSFC of China and the Humboldt Research of Germany. Because origami neatly describes the mathematics and mechanics of an ancient art about folding paper in China and Japan, it exhibits remarkable geometric transformations, periodic symmetry, programmable stiffness, negative Poisson's Ratio, etc. Owing to these characters, origami structures and metamaterials can be extensively applied into different fields, including engineering structures, solar panels, mechanisms and robotics, and flexible electronics.

2. Which research topics do you think will be of particular interest to the research community in the coming years?

Robust and intelligent design using AI, 3D printing, novel structures and materials.

3. Have you ever encountered any difficulties when conducting your research? How did you overcome them?

Yes. There will always be certain difficulties in our scientific research. Do not lose heart, do not be timid. Just investigate carefully and seek comments and suggestions from others. Then, analyze and solve the problem.

4. What qualities do you think young scientists need today?

We need qualified scientists with carefulness, strictness, professional responsibility, team-spirit and the ability to cooperate, plan short and long-term, etc.

5. Symmetry is an Open Access journal. How do you think Open Access journals impact authors?

Symmetry is a well-renowned international journal. I’ve known about this journal for 12 years and noticed many well-known researchers and experts from Symmetry who published their work in this journal. In my view, Open Access journals are much more conducive to reading, citing and sharing. Thus, new research results published by OA journals can be efficiently and easily noticed. However, it is necessary to strictly control the quality of submitted manuscripts and pay attention to the improvement of the overall reputation for each OA journal.

3 January 2023
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2022 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Section “Biology and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “Limb Preference in Animals: New Insights into the Evolution of Manual Laterality in Hominids”
by Grégoire Boulinguez-Ambroise, Juliette Aychet and Emmanuelle Pouydebat
Symmetry 2022, 14(1), 96; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010096
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/96

2. “A Systematic Review of Non-Pharmacological Interventions to Improve Gait Asymmetries in Neurological Populations”
by Krista G. Meder, Chanel T. LoJacono and Christopher K. Rhea
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 281; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020281
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/281

3. “A 3D Agent-Based Model of Lung Fibrosis”
by Nicolò Cogno, Roman Bauer and Marco Durante
Symmetry 2022, 14(1), 90; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010090
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/90

4. “Genetic Factors That Affect Asymmetric Mandibular Growth—A Systematic Review”
by Alicja Babczyńska, Beata Kawala and Michał Sarul
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 490; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030490
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/490

5. “Asymmetry in Muscle Strength, Dynamic Balance, and Range of Motion in Adult Symptomatic Hip Dysplasia”
by Haifang Wang, Hailong Yu, Yonghwan Kim and Tingting Chen
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 748; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040748
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/748

6. “Cerebral Polymorphisms for Lateralisation: Modelling the Genetic and Phenotypic Architectures of Multiple Functional Modules”
by Chris McManus
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 814; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040814
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/814

7. “Structural Brain Asymmetries for Language: A Comparative Approach across Primates”
by Yannick Becker and Adrien Meguerditchian
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 876; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050876
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/876

26 December 2022
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2022 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Section “Physics and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “Spectrum of Primordial Gravitational Waves in Modified Gravities: A Short Overview”
by Sergei D. Odintsov, Vasilis K. Oikonomou and Ratbay Myrzakulov
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 729; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040729
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/729

2. “The Cosmological Constant as Event Horizon”
by Enrique Gaztanaga
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 300; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020300
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/300

3. “Infrasonic, Acoustic and Seismic Waves Produced by the Axion Quark Nuggets”
by Dmitry Budker, Victor V. Flambaum and Ariel Zhitnitsky
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 459; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030459
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/459

4. “Improved Search for Neutron to Mirror-Neutron Oscillations in the Presence of Mirror Magnetic Fields with a Dedicated Apparatus at the PSI UCN Source”
by Nicholas J. Ayres, Zurab Berezhiani, Riccardo Biondi, Georg Bison, Kazimierz Bodek, Vira Bondar, Pin-Jung Chiu, Manfred Daum, Reza Tavakoli Dinani, Cornelis B. Doorenbos et al.
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 503; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030503
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/503

5. “Neutron-Mirror Neutron Oscillations in Absorbing Matter”
by Yuri Kamyshkov, James Ternullo, Louis Varriano and Zurab Berezhiani
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 230; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020230
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/230

6. “From Memristor-Modeled Jerk System to the Nonlinear Systems with Memristor”
by Xianming Wu, Shaobo He, Weijie Tan and Huihai Wang
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 659; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040659
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/659

7. “A Search for Neutron to Mirror Neutron Oscillation Using Neutron Electric Dipole Moment Measurements”
by Prajwal Mohanmurthy, Albert R. Young, Jeff A. Winger and Geza Zsigmond
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 487;  https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030487
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/487

8. “A Search for Cosmic Ray Bursts at 0.1 PeV with a Small Air Shower Array”
by Roger Clay, Jassimar Singh, Piotr Homola, Olaf Bar, Dmitry Beznosko, Apoorva Bhatt, Gopal Bhatta, Łukasz Bibrzycki, Nikolay Budnev, David E. Alvarez-Castillo et al.
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 501; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030501
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/501

9. “Neutron Stars with Baryon Number Violation, Probing Dark Sectors”
by Jeffrey M. Berryman, Susan Gardner and Mohammadreza Zakeri
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 518; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030518
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/518

10. “Design of a New Dimension-Changeable Hyperchaotic Model Based on Discrete Memristor”
by Chengjing Wei, Guodong Li and Xiangliang Xu
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 1019; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14051019
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/1019

11. “Time-like Proton Form Factors with Initial State Radiation Technique”
by Dexu Lin, Alaa Dbeyssi and Frank Maas
Symmetry 2022, 14(1), 91; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010091
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/91

12. “Notes on Confinement on R3 × S1: From Yang–Mills, Super-Yang–Mills, and QCD (adj) to QCD(F)”
by Erich Poppitz
Symmetry 2022, 14(1), 180; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010180
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/180

13. “Low-Energy Interactions of Mesons with Participation of the First Radially Excited States in U(3) × U(3) NJL Model”
by Mikhail Konstantinovich Volkov, Aleksey Aleksandrovich Pivovarov and Kanat Nurlan
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 308; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020308
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/308

26 December 2022
Symmetry | Invitation to Read Selected Papers from the Editor’s Choice Articles in the “Chemistry and Symmetry/Asymmetry” Section

The goal of the Editor’s Choice Articles project is to promote high-quality articles published in the Chemistry and Symmetry/Asymmetry Section in Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994). Please find below the list of articles carefully handpicked by the scientific editors of the journal, which we believe will be of interest to you.

1. “Functional Chirality: From Small Molecules to Supramolecular Assemblies
by Alaa Adawy
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 292; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020292
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/292

2. “Impact of Molecular Symmetry/Asymmetry on Insulin-Sensitizing Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes
by Jessica Georgina Filisola-Villaseñor, María E. Aranda-Barradas, Susana Patricia Miranda-Castro, Jessica Elena Mendieta-Wejebe, Amaranta Sarai Valdez Guerrero, Selene Amasis Guillen Castro, Macario Martínez Castillo, Feliciano Tamay-Cach and Samuel Álvarez-Almazán
Symmetry 2022, 14(6), 1240; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061240
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1240

3. “Chirality in Organic and Mineral Systems: A Review of Reactivity and Alteration Processes Relevant to Prebiotic Chemistry and Life Detection Missions
by Carina Lee, Jessica M. Weber, Laura E. Rodriguez, Rachel Y. Sheppard, Laura M. Barge, Eve L. Berger and Aaron S. Burton
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 460; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030460
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/460

4. “How Symmetry Influences the Dissociation of Protonated Cyclic Peptides
by Ariel F. Pérez-Mellor, Riccardo Spezia and Anne Zehnacker
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 679; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040679
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/679

5. “Evolution of Microstructure, Texture and Corrosion Properties of Additively Manufactured AlSi10Mg Alloy Subjected to Equal Channel Angular Pressing (ECAP)
by Przemysław Snopiński, Anna Woźniak, Dariusz Łukowiec, Krzysztof Matus, Tomasz Tański, Stanislav Rusz and Ondřej Hilšer
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 674; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040674
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/674

6. “Recent Progress of Squaraine-Based Fluorescent Materials and Their Biomedical Applications
by Weiguo Qiao and Zhong’an Li
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 966; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050966
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/966

7. “Homochiral or Heterochiral: A Systematic Study of Threonine Clusters Using a FT ICR Mass Spectrometer
by Luyang Jiao, Mengying Du, Yameng Hou, Yuan Ma and Xianglei Kong
Symmetry 2022, 14(1), 86; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010086
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/86

8. “Symmetry Constraints on Spin Order Transfer in Parahydrogen-Induced Polarization (PHIP)
by Andrey N. Pravdivtsev, Danila A. Barskiy, Jan-Bernd Hövener and Igor V. Koptyug
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 530; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030530
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/530

9. “Lamellar Tetragonal Symmetry of Amphiphilic Thermotropic Ionic Liquid Crystals in the Framework of Other Closely Related Highly Ordered Structures
by Michael Arkas, Marilina Douloudi, Michail Vardavoulias and Theodora Katsika
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 394; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020394
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/394

10. “Analysis of Electro-Optical Behavior in Liquid Crystal Cells with Asymmetric Anchoring Strength
by Rumiko Yamaguchi
Symmetry 2022, 14(1), 85; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010085
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/85

11. “Attaching Onto or Inserting Into an Intramolecular Hydrogen Bond: Exploring and Controlling a Chirality-Dependent Dilemma for Alcohols
by Manuel Lange, Elisabeth Sennert and Martin A. Suhm
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 357; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020357
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/357

12. “MCD and Induced CD of a Tetraphenoxyperylene-Based Dye in Chiral Solvents: An Experimental and Computational Study
by Simone Ghidinelli, Marco Fusè, Giuseppe Mazzeo, Sergio Abbate and Giovanna Longhi
Symmetry 2022, 14(6), 1108; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061108
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1108

13. “Interface Asymmetry Induced and Surface Pressure Controlled Valence Tautomerism in Monolayers of bis-Phthalocyaninates of Lanthanides
by Daria S. Kutsybala, Alexander V. Shokurov, Alexander G. Martynov, Alexey V. Yagodin, Vladimir V. Arslanov, Yulia G. Gorbunova and Sofiya L. Selektor
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 340; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020340
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/340

14. “Crystal Structure of Chiral Drug Prenalterol and Its Precursor Prone to Spontaneous Resolution
by Alexander A. Bredikhin, Robert R. Fayzullin and Zemfira A. Bredikhina
Symmetry 2022, 14(6), 1150; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061150
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1150

15. “Energetic and Geometric Characteristics of Substituents, Part 3: The Case of NO2 and NH2 Groups in Their Mono-Substituted Derivatives of Six-Membered Heterocycles
by Paweł A. Wieczorkiewicz, Halina Szatylowicz and Tadeusz M. Krygowski
Symmetry 2022, 14(1), 145; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010145
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/145

We would like to thank all the research groups that authored these exceptional papers for their contribution. We sincerely hope you find these articles of Symmetry as useful and insightful as we have found them.

23 December 2022
Symmetry | Invitation to Read the 2022 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Section “Mathematics and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “Best Dominants and Subordinants for Certain Sandwich-Type Theorems”
by Adriana Cătaş, Emilia Borşa and Loredana Iambor
Symmetry 2022, 14(1), 62; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010062
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/62

2. “On the Unique Solvability of Incomplete Cauchy Type Problems for a Class of Multi-Term Equations with the Riemann–Liouville Derivatives”
by Vladimir E. Fedorov, Wei-Shih Du and Mikhail M. Turov
Symmetry 2022, 14(1), 75; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010075
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/75

3. “Intelligent System for Estimation of the Spatial Position of Apples Based on YOLOv3 and Real Sense Depth Camera D415”
by Nikita Andriyanov, Ilshat Khasanshin, Daniil Utkin, Timur Gataullin, Stefan Ignar, Vyacheslav Shumaev and Vladimir Soloviev
Symmetry 2022, 14(1), 148; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010148
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/148

4. “Transient Propagation of Spherical Waves in Porous Material: Application of Fractional Calculus”
by Zine El Abiddine Fellah, Mohamed Fellah, Rémi Roncen, Nicholas O. Ongwen, Erick Ogam and Claude Depollier
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 233; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020233
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/233

5. “Bayesian Interval Estimation for the Two-Parameter Exponential Distribution Based on the Right Type II Censored Sample”
by Shu-Fei Wu
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 352; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020352
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/352

6. “Some Results in the Theory of a Cosserat Thermoelastic Body with Microtemperatures and Inner Structure”
by Marin Marin, Sorin Vlase, Eduard M. Craciun, Nicolae Pop and Ioan Tuns
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 511; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030511
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/511

22 December 2022
Special Issue Mentor Program

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

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

The mentee’s responsibilities include:

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

The mentor’s responsibilities include:

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

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

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

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

22 December 2022
Prof. Dr. Dongfang Li Appointed Associate Editor of the “Mathematics and Symmetry/Asymmetry” Section in Symmetry

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Dongfang Li has been appointed Associate Editor of the “Mathematics and Symmetry/Asymmetry” Section in Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994). We wish Prof. Dr. Dongfang Li every success in his new position and we look forward to his contributions to the journal.

Name: Prof. Dr. Dongfang Li
Affiliation: Professor of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Interests: numerical solutions to PDE and ODE; fractional partial differential equation
Homepage: http://faculty.hust.edu.cn/lidongfang1/en/index.htm

Mathematics is central to modeling problems from other areas. It is the language that scientists use to understand the world. Symmetries often appear in mathematical formulations and become essential for solving problems or delving further into research.

The main aim of this Section is to present fundamental and frontier theories and techniques for modern science and technology. It will stimulate research interest for the exploration of mathematical applications and directly pass new knowledge to the next generation. The objective of this Section is to present high-quality studies that use non-trivial mathematics and apply their symmetries to relevant problems from all areas. Among others, papers on these topics are welcome:

  • Dynamical systems;
  • Mathematical physics;
  • Geometrical and topological methods;
  • Applied mathematics;
  • Discrete mathematics and graph theory;
  • Mathematical analysis.

Prof. Dr. Dongfang Li is now leading the Special Issue "Symmetric Methods and Analysis for Differential and Integral Equations", in which feature papers will be published.

For more information about the “Mathematics and Symmetry/Asymmetry” Section, please visit https://www.mdpi.com/journal/symmetry/sections/mathematics_symmetry.

21 December 2022
Symmetry | Issue Cover Articles in 2022

The articles below have been selected as cover articles for 2022 by the Editorial Office of Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994). They include liquid crystal, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), protein asymmetry, ferroelectrics, gravitational waves and neutrino physics in the first half of the year; in the second half of the year, they include linear operators, metal catalysis, quantum electrodynamics, geometric measure theory, qubit arrays and the Pt-Mn2O3 catalyst. We hope it provides insights and references to scholars in related fields.

1. “Analysis of Electro-Optical Behavior in Liquid Crystal Cells with Asymmetric Anchoring Strength”
by Rumiko Yamaguchi
Symmetry 2022, 14(1), 85; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010085
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/85

2. “Longitudinal Observation of Asymmetric Iron Deposition in an Intracerebral Hemorrhage Model Using Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping”
by Keiho Tsuji, Ryutarou Onishi, Reika Sawaya, Narumi Arihara, Junpei Ueda and Shigeyoshi Saito
Symmetry 2022, 14(2), 350; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020350
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/350

3. “Symmetric versus Asymmetric Features of Homologous Homodimeric Amine Oxidases: When Water and Cavities Make the Difference”
by Eleonora Nicolai, Velia Minicozzi, Luisa Di Paola, Rosaria Medda, Francesca Pintus, Giampiero Mei and Almerinda Di Venere
Symmetry 2022, 14(3), 522; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030522
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/522

4. “Spectrum of Primordial Gravitational Waves in Modified Gravities: A Short Overview”
by Sergei D. Odintsov, Vasilis K. Oikonomou and Ratbay Myrzakulov
Symmetry 2022, 14(4), 729; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040729
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/729

5. “Topological Excitations in Neutral–Ionic Transition Systems”
by Keishi Sunami, Ryosuke Takehara, Kazuya Miyagawa, Hiroshi Okamoto and Kazushi Kanoda
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 925; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050925
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/925

6. “A Consistent Theory of Tachyons with Interesting Physics for Neutrinos”
by Charles Schwartz
Symmetry 2022, 14(6), 1172; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061172
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1172

7. “On Special Properties for Continuous Convex Operators and Related Linear Operators”
by Octav Olteanu
Symmetry 2022, 14(7), 1390; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14071390
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/7/1390

8. “C2-Symmetric N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Asymmetric Transition-Metal Catalysis”
by Costabile Chiara, Stefania Pragliola and Fabia Grisi
Symmetry 2022, 14(8), 1615; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14081615
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/8/1615

9. “Comparing Hermitian and Non-Hermitian Quantum Electrodynamics”
by Southall Jake, Daniel Hodgson, Robert Purdy and Almut Beige
Symmetry 2022, 14(9), 1816; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14091816
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/9/1816

10. “Discontinuous Normals in Non-Euclidean Geometries and Two-Dimensional Gravity”
by Emmanuele Battista and Giampiero Esposito
Symmetry 2022, 14(10), 1979; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14101979
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/10/1979

11. “The Value of the Early-Time Lieb-Robinson Correlation Function for Qubit Arrays”
by Brendan J. Mahoney and Craig S. Lent
Symmetry 2022, 14(11), 2253; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14112253 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/11/2253

12. “Pt-Modified Nano-Sized Mn2O3 Oxide Prepared from the Mn3O4 Phase with Tetragonal Symmetry for CO Oxidation”
by Todorova Silviya, Anton Naydenov, Maya Shopska, Hristo Kolev, Iliyana Yordanova and Krasimir Tenchev
Symmetry 2022, 14(12), 2543; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14122543
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/12/2543

20 December 2022
Symmetry | Selected Articles on COVID-19

We are pleased to announce that we have selected ten articles from the journal Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994) on COVID-19-related topics.

1. “On Odd Perks-G Class of Distributions: Properties, Regression Model, Discretization, Bayesian and Non-Bayesian Estimation, and Applications”
by Ibrahim Elbatal, Naif Alotaibi, Ehab M. Almetwally, Salem A. Alyami and Mohammed Elgarhy
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 883; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050883
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/883

2. “System of Time Fractional Models for COVID-19: Modeling, Analysis and Solutions”
by Olaniyi Iyiola, Bismark Oduro, Trevor Zabilowicz, Bose Iyiola and Daniel Kenes
Symmetry 2021, 13(5), 787; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13050787
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/5/787

3. “Stability Analysis and Existence of Solutions for a Modified SIRD Model of COVID-19 with Fractional Derivatives”
by Bilal Basti, Nacereddine Hammami, Imadeddine Berrabah, Farid Nouioua, Rabah Djemiat and Noureddine Benhamidouche
Symmetry 2021, 13(8), 1431; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13081431
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/8/1431

4. “Numerical Solutions of the Mathematical Models on the Digestive System and COVID-19 Pandemic by Hermite Wavelet Technique”
by Kumbinarasaiah Srinivasa, Haci Mehmet Baskonus and Yolanda Guerrero Sánchez
Symmetry 2021, 13(12), 2428; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13122428
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/12/2428

5. “The Multi-Compartment SI(RD) Model with Regime Switching: An Application to COVID-19 Pandemic”
by Manuel L. Esquível, Nadezhda P. Krasii, Gracinda R. Guerreiro and Paula Patrício
Symmetry 2021, 13(12), 2427; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13122427
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/12/2427

6. “A Probability Mass Function for Various Shapes of the Failure Rates, Asymmetric and Dispersed Data with Applications to Coronavirus and Kidney Dysmorphogenesis”
by Mahmoud El-Morshedy, Morad Alizadeh, Afrah Al-Bossly and Mohamed S. Eliwa
Symmetry 2021, 13(10), 1790; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13101790
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/10/1790

7. “SimBetaReg Web-Tool: The Easiest Way to Implement the Beta and Simplex Regression Models”
by Emrah Altun and Mahmoud El-Morshedy
Symmetry 2021, 13(12), 2437; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13122437
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/12/2437

8. “Bayesian Inferential Approaches and Bootstrap for the Reliability and Hazard Rate Functions under Progressive First-Failure Censoring for Coronavirus Data from Asymmetric Model”
by Rashad M. EL-Sagheer, Muqrin A. Almuqrin, Mahmoud El-Morshedy, Mohamed S. Eliwa, Fathy H. Eissa and Doaa A. Abdo
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 956; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050956
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/956

9. “The Effect of Media in Mitigating Epidemic Outbreaks: The Sliding Mode Control Approach”
by Napasool Wongvanich
Symmetry 2022, 14(5), 1010; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14051010
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/1010

10. “Stability and Sensitivity Analysis of the COVID-19 Spread with Comorbid Diseases”
by Jonner Nainggolan and Moch. Fandi Ansori
Symmetry 2022, 14(11), 2269; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14112269
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/11/2269

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

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

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

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

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

"Thanks a Million" to all the contributors!

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

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

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

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

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

28 November 2022
Editorial Board Members from Symmetry Featured in 2022 Highly Cited Researchers List Published by Clarivate

Recently, ClarivateTM revealed its 2022 list of Highly Cited ResearchersTM—individuals at universities, research institutes and commercial organizations.

The scientists who were selected into this year’s list of Highly Cited Researchers have published highly cited papers in the 11-year period from January 2011 to December 2021, with citation frequency in the top 1% of academic subjects and the same year of publication in the Web of ScienceTM database. Based on Web of Science Citation data, 6,938 researchers from across the globe who have demonstrated a disproportionate level of significant and broad influence in their chosen field or fields over the last decade have been awarded Highly Cited Researcher 2022 designations. The list is truly global, spanning 69 countries or regions and spread across a diverse range of research sciences and social sciences.

According to statistics, 12 members of the Editorial Board of Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994) have been selected into the list of Highly Cited Researchers of Clarivate in 2022. They are being recognized for their high-quality scientific research achievements and outstanding contributions to professional fields. The Symmetry journal office sincerely congratulates all elected Editorial Board Members and hopes that they continue to have an academically productive relationship with the journal.

Name

Affiliation

Prof. Dr. Debiao He

Wuhan University, China

Prof. Dr. Dongfang Li

Huazhong University of Science, and Technology, China

Prof. Dr. Hari Mohan Srivastava

University of Victoria, Canada

Prof. Dr. Peide Liu

Shandong University of Finance and Economics, China

Prof. Dr. Meimei Xia

Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Prof. Dr. Nicola Bellomo

The University of Granada, Spain

Prof. Dr. Qing Jiang

Jilin University, China

Prof. Dr. Quanke Pan

Shanghai University, China

Prof. Dr. Quanxin Zhu

Hunan Normal University, China

Prof. Dr. Xin Luo

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Prof. Dr. Yusuke Yamauchi

The University of Queensland, Australia

Prof. Dr. Zheng-Guang Wu

Zhejiang University, China

22 November 2022
Editorial Board Members from Symmetry Featured in Stanford’s List of the World's Top 2% Scientists

Stanford University has recently published an update of the list of the top 2% most widely cited scientists—The World’s Top 2% Scientists.

The timeline of the statistical data of this list is from 1960 to 2022, and it is divided into two lists: "Lifetime Scientific Influence Ranking" and "2022 Annual Scientific Influence Ranking". The "Lifetime Scientific Influence Ranking" lists the comprehensive influence performance of scientists during their careers, and the "2022 Annual Influence Ranking" highlights the academic influence of scientists in the previous year. This ranking, considered the most prestigious worldwide, is based on the bibliometric information contained in the Scopus database and includes more than 200,000 researchers from the more than 10 million scientists considered to be active worldwide, with 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields taken into account.

We are pleased to share that 191 Editorial Board Members from MDPI’s journal Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994) were featured in Stanford’s List of the World’s Top 2% Scientists in 2022.

Name

Affiliation

Prof. Dr. Adam Glowacz

Department of Automatic, Control and Robotics, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-059 Kraków, Poland

Prof. Dr. Albert Ferrando

Departamento de Óptica, University of Valencia, 50, 46100 Burjassot, Valencia, Spain

Prof. Dr. Aldo H. Romero

Department of Physics and Astronomy, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA

Dr. Alexander Shelupanov

Department of Complex Information Security of Computer Systems, University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics, Lenin Ave, 40, Tomskaya oblast', 634050 Tomsk, Russia

Dr. Alexander Zaslavski

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Prof. Dr. Alice Miller

School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK

Prof. Dr. Andrea Ventura

Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica "E. De Giorgi", INFN Lecce & University of Salento, Via per Arnesano, I-73100 Lecce, Italy

Dr. Angelo Freni

Department of Information, University of Florence, 50121 Firenze, Italy

Prof. Dr. Anthony Harriman

Molecular Photonics Laboratory, School of Natural and Environmental Science, Bedson Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK

Dr. Antonio De Felice

Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP), Kyoto University, 606-8502 Kyoto, Japan

Prof. Dr. Antonio Dobado

  1. Departamento de Física Teórica and Instituto IPARCOS, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid, Spain
  2. Department of Theoretical Physics and IPARCOS, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain

Prof. Dr. Aviv Gibali

  1. Department of Mathematics, ORT Braude College, 2161002 Karmiel, Israel
  2. The Center for Mathematics and Scientific Computation, University of Haifa, Mt. Carmel, 3498838 Haifa, Israel

Prof. Dr. Baoding Liu

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

Prof. Dr. Basil Papadopoulos

Section of Mathematics and Management, Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, 67100 Xanthi, Greece

Prof. Dr. Bin Chen

Institute of Theoretical Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China

Dr. Carson J. Bruns

ATLAS Insitute, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA

Prof. Dr. Changxin Gao

School of Artificial Intelligence and Automation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

Prof. Dr. Charles F. Dunkl

Department of Mathematics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4137, USA

Prof. Dr. Chiarella Sforza

Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Universita degli Studi di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy

Prof. Dr. Chin-Ling Chen

Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung 413310, Taiwan

Prof. Dr. Christopher W. Tyler

Smith-Kettlewell Brain Imaging Center, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, 2318 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA

Dr. Christos Volos

Laboratory of Nonlinear Circuits, Systems & Complexity (LaNSCom), Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece

Prof. Dr. Chunbiao Li

  1. School of Artificial Intelligence, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing 210044, China
  2. Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Atmospheric Environment and Equipment Technology (CICAEET), Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing 210044, China
  3. Collaborative Innovation Center of Memristive Computing Application (CICMCA), Qilu Institute of Technology, Jinan 250200, China

Prof. Dr. Congming Li

School of Mathematical Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200234, China

Prof. Dr. Constantin Fetecau

Academy of Romanian Scientists, 54 Splaiul Independentei, 050094 Bucharest, Romania

Prof. Dr. Daniel Casasanto

Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Prof. Dr. David Andrews

School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

Prof. Dr. David Avnir

Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904, Israel

Prof. Dr. David R. Entem

Grupo de Física Nuclear and IUFFyM, U. Salamanca, E-37008 Salamanca, Spain

Prof. Dr. Debiao He

School of Cyber Science and Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Prof. Dr. Deming Lei

School of Automation, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430062, China

Dr. Dhanasekaran Vikraman

Division of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Dongguk University-Seoul, Seoul 04620, South Korea

Dr. Dmitri Melikhov

D.V.Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119991 Moscow, Russia

Prof. Dr. Dorian Popa

Department of Mathematics, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Prof. Dr. Dumitru Baleanu

  1. Institute of Space Sciences, P.O. Box MG-23, RO-077125 Magurele-Bucharest, Romania
  2. Department of Mathematics, Cankaya University, Ankara 06530, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Eduardo Guendelman

Department of Physics, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Prof. Dr. Eleonora Di Valentino

Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, Department of Physics, Durham University, Durham DH1 3LE, UK

Prof. Dr. Enrico Facco

  1. Studium Patavinum - Dept. of Neurosciences, University of Padova, 35122 Padova, Italy
  2. Science of Consciousness Research Group, Dept. of General Psychology, University of Padova, 35122 Padova, Italy
  3. Inst. F. Granone - Italian Center of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (CIICS), Turin, Italy

Prof. Erasmo Recami

  1. Facolta` di ingegneria, Universita` Statale di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
  2. INFN-Sezione di Milano, Milan, Italy

Prof. Dr. Erjun Kan

Department of Applied Physics, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Prof. Fabrizio Vecchio

  1. Department of Technical and Applied Sciences, eCampus University, Novedrate (Como), Italy
  2. Brain Connectivity Laboratory, Department of Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation, IRCCS San Raffaele Roma, 00166 Rome, Italy

Prof. Dr. Fei Fan

Institute of Modern Optics, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Micro-Scale Optical Information Science and Technology, Nankai University, Tianjin 300350, China

Prof. Dr. Fengde Chen

College of Mathematics and Computer Science, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350116, China

Prof. Firdaus E. Udwadia

Departments of Civil Engineering, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering (USC Viterbi School of Engineering), Mathematics (School of Letters, Arts, and Sciences), Information and Operations Management (Marshall School of Business), and Systems Architecture Engineering (Viterbi School of Engineering), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA

Prof. Dr. Florentin Smarandache

Department of Mathematics, University of New Mexico, Gallup, NM 87301, USA

Prof. Dr. Floyd W. Stecker

NASA/GSFC Astrophysics Science Division, Code 661, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Prof. Dr. Fred Cooper

Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA

Prof. Gabriel Ciobanu

Faculty of Computer Science, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, 700506 Iaşi, Romania

Prof. Dr. Galina L. Klimchitskaya

  1. Department of Astrophysics, Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 196140 Saint Petersburg, Russia
  2. Higher School of Applied Physics and Cosmic Technologies, Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University, 195251 Saint Petersburg, Russia

Prof. Dr. Giampaolo Bella

Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università of Catania, I-95125 Catania, Italy

Prof. Dr. Giorgio Kaniadakis

Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Turin, Italy

Prof. Giorgio Vallortigara

Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Piazza della Manifattura 1, I-38068 Rovereto (TN), Italy

Prof. Grant J. Mathews

Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA

Prof. Dr. Guangdong Tian

School of Mechanical-Electrical and Vehicle Engineering, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing 100044, China

Prof. Dr. Gui Jun Ding

Interdisciplinary Center for Theoretical Study and Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230052, Anhui, China

Prof. Dr. Guohui Li

State Key Lab of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China

Prof. Dr. Guoyan Zheng

Institute of Medical Robotics, School of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Prof. Dr. Hao Xiong

School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

Prof. Dr. Hari Mohan Srivastava

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 3R4, Canada

Prof. Dr. Hongyang Ma

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China

Prof. Dr. Ian S. Butler

Department of Chemistry, McGill University, Montréal, QC H3A 0B8, Canada

Prof. Dr. Ignatios Antoniadis

Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes Énergies - LPTHE, Sorbonne Université, CNRS, 4 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France

Prof. Imre Pázsit

Division of Subatomic, High Energy and Plasma Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden

Dr. Ivan Fernandez-Corbaton

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Nanotechnology, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Prof. Dr. Jacob Biamonte

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow 121205, Russia

Prof. Dr. Jan Awrejcewicz

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Lodz University of Technology, 90-924 Łódź, Poland

Prof. Dr. Jaume Giné

Departament de Matemàtica, Universitat de Lleida, Av. Jaume II, 69. 25001 Lleida, Catalonia, Spain

Prof. Dr. Javid Atai

Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

Prof. Dr. Jeng-Shyang Pan

College of Computer Science and Engineering, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266510, Shandong Province, China

Prof. Dr. Jensen Li

Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Prof. Dr. Ji Huan He

National Engineering Laboratory for Modern Silk, College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Soochow University, 199 Ren-Ai Road, Suzhou, China

Prof. Dr. Jian-Qiang Wang

Business School, Central south University, Changsha 410083, China

Prof. Dr. Joan Solà Peracaula

The Institute of Cosmos Sciences, University of Barcelona, 585, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Dr. Johan Bijnens

Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden

Prof. Dr. Johan Bijnens

Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Lund University, Sölvegatan 14A, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden

Prof. Dr. John H. Graham

Department of Biology, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA 30149, USA

Prof. Dr. José Carlos R. Alcantud

BORDA Research Unit and Multidisciplinary Institute of Enterprise (IME), University of Salamanca, E37007 Salamanca, Spain

Prof. Dr. Junesang Choi

Department of Mathematics, Dongguk University, Gyeongju 38066, South Korea

Prof. Dr. Józef Drabowicz

  1. Center of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies Polish Academy of Sciences in Łodz, Poland
  2. Institute of Chemistry, Jan Długosz University in Czestochowa, Częstochowa, Poland

Prof. Dr. Karl Grammer

Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Vienna, Althan strasse 14, A-1090 Vienna, Austria

Prof. Dr. Karl Hess

Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois, Ur-bana, IL 94-210, USA

Prof. Dr. Khanh Chau Le

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ruhr University Bochum, 44801 Bochum, Germany

Prof. Dr. Konstantin Zhukovsky

Department of Theoretical Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Prof. Dr. Krishnan Balasubramanian

School of Molecular Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1604, USA

Prof. Dr. Krister Holmberg

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Surface Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology, 412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden

Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Kamil Żur

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology, Wiejska 45C, 15-351 Bialystok, Poland

Prof. Dr. Kuo-Hui Yeh

Department Information Management, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien 97401, Taiwan

Prof. Dr. Laura Bulgariu

Department of Environmental Engineering and Management, “Cristofor Simionescu” Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection, Technical University Gheorghe Asachi of Iasi, Iasi, Romania

Prof. Dr. Leonid Shaikhet

Department of Mathematics, Ariel University, Ariel 40700, Israel

Prof. Dr. Leyi Wei

School of Software, Shandong University, Jinan 250300, China

Prof. Dr. Lok C. Lew Yan Voon

College of Science and Mathematics, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA 30118, USA

Prof. Dr. Lorentz Jäntschi

Department of Physics and Chemistry, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 400114 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Prof. Dr. Louis H. Kauffman

Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607-7045, USA

Prof. Dr. Luca Salasnich

Department of Physics and Astronomy \"Galileo Galilei\

Prof. Dr. Luigi Nicolais

Department of Chemical, Materials and Industrial Production Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, 80138 Napoli, Italy

Prof. Dr. László T. Kóczy

Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1117 Budapest, Hungary

Prof. Dr. Marco Bertamini

Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZA, UK

Prof. Dr. Marco Montemurro

CIRD department, ENSAM Bordeaux-Talence I2M Laboratory CNRS UMR 5295

Dr. Marek T. Malinowski

Department of Applied Mathematics, Tadeusz Kościuszko Cracow University of Technology, ul. Warszawska 24, 31-155 Kraków, Poland

Prof. Dr. Maria Giovanna Buonomenna

Ordine dei Chimici e Fisici della Campania (OCF) and MIUR, Napoli, Italy

Prof. Dr. Massimiliano Rinaldi

Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Trento, Via Sommarive 14, 38123 Trento, Italy

Prof. Dr. Meimei Xia

School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China

Prof. Dr. Meimei Xia

School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China

Prof. Dr. Miao Li

The Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhong Guan Cun Dong Lu 55, Beijing 100190, China

Prof. Dr. Michael Ruzhansky

  1. Department of Mathematics: Analysis, Logic and Discrete Mathematics, Ghent University, 9000 Gent, Belgium
  2. School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London, London E1 2AT, UK

Prof. Dr. Michael Schlame

NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA

Prof. Dr. Michiya Fujiki

Division of Materials Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) 8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, Japan

Prof. Dr. Mihai V. Putz

  1. Laboratory of Structural and Computational Physical-Chemistry for Nanosciences and QSAR, Biology-Chemistry Department, West University of Timisoara, Str. Pestalozzi 16, 300115 Timisoara, Romania
  2. Laboratory of Renewable Energies-Photovoltaics, R&D National Institute for Electrochemistry and Condensed Matter –INCEMC–Timisoara, Str. Dr. Aurel Podeanu 144, 300569 Timișoara, Romania

Dr. Mikhail Sheremet

Laboratory on Convective Heat and Mass Transfer, Tomsk State University, Lenin Ave, 36, 634050 Tomsk, Russia

Prof. Dr. Ming Chun Tang

College of Microelectronics and Communication Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China

Prof. Dr. Minh Tho Nguyen

Department of Chemistry, University of Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200F, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

Dr. Mumtaz Ali

School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC 3125, Australia

Prof. Dr. Nicola Bellomo

  1. Distinguished Professor at the University of Granada, Granada, Spain
  2. Professor Emeritus at the Polytechnic University of Torino, Torino, Italy

Dr. Oriol Arteaga

Department of Applied Physics, Universitat de Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Dr. Pan, Quan ke

  1. School of Mechatronic Engineering and Automation, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China
  2. School of Computer Science, Liaocheng University, Liaocheng 252000, China

Prof. Dr. Pavol Prokop

  1. Department of Environmental Ecology, Comenius University, 81499 Bratislava, Slovakia
  2. Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 81438 Bratislava, Slovakia

Prof. Dr. Peide Liu

School of Management Science and Engineering, Shandong University of Finance and Economics, Jinan 250015, China

Prof. Dr. Peng-Yeng Yin

Department of Information Management, National Chi Nan University, Puli 54561, Taiwan

Dr. Per Jensen

Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Fakultät für Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, D-42097 Wuppertal, Germany

Prof. Dr. Putla Sudarsanam

Catalysis and Inorganic Chemistry Division, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, 3001 Leuven, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Qing Jiang

Department of Metal Materials Engineering, Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials, Jilin University, Changchun 130022, China

Prof. Dr. Qing Li

Department of Environment and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Prof. Dr. Qing Yang

College of Optical Science and Engineering, Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang Unviersity, Hangzhou 310058, Zhejiang, China

Prof. Dr. Quan Jiang

State Key Laboratory of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Science, Wuhan 430071, China

Prof. Dr. Quanxin Zhu

School of Mathematical Sciences and Statistics, Hunan Normal University, Changsha 410081, China

Prof. Dr. Qun Wang

Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China

Dr. R. K. Nesbet

IBM Almaden Research Center, 650 Harry Road, San Jose, CA 95120-6099, USA

Prof. Dr. Radomir Jasiński

Institute of Organic Chemistry & Technology, Cracow University of Technology, Warszawska 24, 31‐155 Krakow, Poland

Prof. Dr. Rafał Zdunek

Wroclaw University of Technology, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland

Prof. Dr. Raffaele Barretta

Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, Via Claudio 21, 80125 Naples, Italy

Prof. Dr. Rami Ahmad El-Nabulsi

  1. Athens Institute for Education and Research, Mathematics and Physics Divisions, 10671 Athens, Greece
  2. Research Center for Quantum Technology, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
  3. Department of Physics and Materials Science, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Prof. Dr. Ratbay Myrzakulov

Head of Department "General & Theoretical Physics", Director "Eurasian International Centre for Theoretical Physics", Eurasian National University, Satpayev st., 2, Astana 010008, Kazakhstan

Prof. Dr. Renato Dalpozzo

Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologie Chimiche, Università della Calabria, 87030 Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy

Prof. Dr. Saeid Nahavandi

Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, VIC 3217, Australia

Prof. Dr. Salvatore Capozziello

Dipartimento di Fisica “Ettore Pancini”, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Complesso Universitario di Monte Sant'Angelo, Via Cinthia, 21, 80126 Napoli, Italy

Dr. Sebastian Ocklenburg

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Biopsychology, Department of Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, 44801 Bochum, Germany

Prof. Dr. Sebastiano Bernuzzi

Department of Physics, Jena University, Fürstengraben 1, 07743 Jena, Germany

Prof. Dr. Sergei Alexandrov

  1. Laboratory of Technological Processes, Ishlinsky Institute for Problems in Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 119526 Moscow, Russia
  2. School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China

Prof. Dr. Sergei D. Odintsov

Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (ICE-CSIC/IEEC), Campus, c. Can Magrans s/n, 08193 Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Sergey Borisenko

Institute for Solid State Research, IFW-Dresden, Helmholtzstrasse 20, 01069 Dresden, Germany

Prof. Dr. Setsuko Tajima

Graduate School of Science, Department of Physics, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan

Prof. Dr. Shigeru Watanabe

Department of Psychology, Keio University, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan

Prof. Dr. Shin'ichi Nojiri

  1. Department of Physics, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8602, Japan
  2. Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8602, Japan

Prof. Dr. Simone Fiori

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, I-60131 Ancona, Italy

Prof. Dr. Song He

CAS Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

Prof. Dr. Songxiao Li

Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, Sichuan, China

Prof. Dr. Stefano Profumo

Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

Prof. Dr. Stevo Stević

Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences, Knez Mihailova 36/III, 11000 Beograd, Serbia

Prof. Dr. Stuart H. Rubin

SSC Pacific, San Diego, CA, USA

Dr. Sun Young Cho

Department of Mathematics, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 660-701, South Korea

Prof. Dr. Takashiro Akitsu

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Dr. Takeshi Koshiba

Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences, Waseda University, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan

Prof. Dr. Theodore E. Simos

  1. Laboratory of Applied Mathematics for Solving Interdisciplinary Problems of Energy Production, Ulyanovsk State Technical University, Severny Venetz Street 32, 432027 Ulyanovsk, Russia
  2. Digital Industry REC, South Ural State University, 76, Lenin Aven., 454080 Chelyabinsk, Russia
  3. Section of Mathematics, Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, 67100 Xanthi, Greece

Prof. Dr. Tianjun Li

School of Physical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Prof. Dr. Tomasz Lewiński

Department of Structural Mechanics and Computer Aided Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

Prof. Dr. Vasile Berinde

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, North University Center at Baia Mare, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Victoriei 76, 430122 Baia Mare, Romania

Prof. Dr. Vasilis Oikonomou

Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr. Victor A. Eremeyev

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture (DICAAR), University of Cagliari, Via Marengo, 2, 09123 Cagliari, Italy

Prof. Dr. Vladik Kreinovich

Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso, 500 W. University, El Paso, TX 79968, USA

Prof. Dr. Vladimir V. Konotop

Centro de Física Teórica e Computacional and Departamento de Física Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, Ed. C8, Piso 6, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal

Prof. Dr. Wei Chen

School of Physics, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China

Prof. Dr. Wei Zhou

Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Institute of Molecular Plus, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China

Prof. Dr. Weihua Tang

NJUST · Key Laboratory of Soft Chemistry and Functional Materials, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, China

Prof. Dr. Weisheng Zhang

Department of Computational Mechanics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116086, China

Prof. Dr. Xiaojie Chen

School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 611731, China

Prof. Dr. Xin Luo

Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chongqing, China

Prof. Dr. Xiong Li

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, 611731, China

Prof. Dr. Yanchao Wang

International Center for Computational Method & Software, State Key Lab of Superhard Materials, College of Physics, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China

Prof. Dr. Yanxi Liu

School of EECS, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA 16802, USA

Prof. Dr. Yasunori Nomura

Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-7300, USA

Prof. Dr. Yi Pang

Department of Physics, College of Science, Tianjin University, Jinnan District, Tianjin 300350, China

Prof. Dr. Yimin Wei

School of Mathematical Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China

Prof. Dr. Yin Zhang

School of Information and Communication Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China

Prof. Dr. Yong Li

Institute of Acoustics, Tongji University,1238 Gonghexin Rd, Zhongshan North Road, Zha Bei Qu, Shanghai, China

Prof. Dr. Young S. Kim

Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

Prof. Dr. Yunlong Shang

School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China

Prof. Dr. Yusuke Yamauchi

  1. School of Chemical Engineering and Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
  2. Department of Plant & Environmental New Resources, Kyung Hee University, 1732 Deogyeong-daero, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si 446-701, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Prof. Dr. Zeshui Xu

Business School, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China

Prof. Dr. Zheng Guang Wu

College of Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Prof. Dr. Zhenhua Chai

School of Mathematics and Statistics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Prof. Dr. Zhenya Yan

Key Laboratory of Mathematics Mechanization, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

Dr. Zoltán Horváth

Faculty of Informatics, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, H-1053 Budapest, Hungary

14 November 2022
Symmetry | Issue Cover Articles in the First Half of 2022

These articles have been selected as cover articles for the first half of 2022 by Symmetry Editorial Office. It includes liquid crystal, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), protein asymmetry, ferroelectrics, gravitational waves and neutrino physics. We hope it provides insights and references to scholars in related fields.

1. “Analysis of Electro-Optical Behavior in Liquid Crystal Cells with Asymmetric Anchoring Strength”
by Rumiko Yamaguchi
Symmetry 202214(1), 85; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14010085
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/1/85

2. “Longitudinal Observation of Asymmetric Iron Deposition in an Intracerebral Hemorrhage Model Using Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping”
by Keiho Tsuji, Ryutarou Onishi, Reika Sawaya, Narumi Arihara, Junpei Ueda and Shigeyoshi Saito
Symmetry 202214(2), 350; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14020350
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/2/350

3. “Symmetric versus Asymmetric Features of Homologous Homodimeric Amine Oxidases: When Water and Cavities Make the Difference”
by Eleonora Nicolai, Velia Minicozzi, Luisa Di Paola, Rosaria Medda, Francesca Pintus, Giampiero Mei and Almerinda Di Venere
Symmetry 202214(3), 522; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14030522
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/3/522

4. “Spectrum of Primordial Gravitational Waves in Modified Gravities: A Short Overview”
by Sergei D. Odintsov, Vasilis K. Oikonomou and Ratbay Myrzakulov
Symmetry 202214(4), 729; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14040729
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/4/729

5. “Topological Excitations in Neutral–Ionic Transition Systems”
by Keishi Sunami, Ryosuke Takehara, Kazuya Miyagawa, Hiroshi Okamoto and Kazushi Kanoda
Symmetry 202214(5), 925; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14050925
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/5/925

6. “A Consistent Theory of Tachyons with Interesting Physics for Neutrinos”
by Charles Schwartz
Symmetry 202214(6), 1172; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym14061172
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/14/6/1172

14 November 2022
Symmetry | Selected Articles on Fluid Mechanics

We are pleased to announce that we have selected six articles from the journal Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994) on the topic of fluid mechanics. You are welcome to read them!

1. “Characteristics of Flow Symmetry and Heat Transfer of Winglet Pair in Common Flow Down Configuration”
by KeWei Song, WeiNa Shi, Xiang Wu and LiangBi Wang
Symmetry 202012(2), 209; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12020209
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/2/209

2. “The Asymptotic Approach to the Description of Two-Dimensional Symmetric Soliton Patterns”
by Yury Stepanyants
Symmetry 2020, 12(10), 1586; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12101586
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/10/1586

3. “Symmetry and Asymmetry in the Thermo-Magnetic Convection of Silver Nanofluid”
by Elzbieta Fornalik-Wajs, Aleksandra Roszko and Janusz Donizak
Symmetry 2020, 12(11), 1891; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12111891
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/11/1891

4. “Symmetric and Non-Symmetric Flows of Burgers’ Fluids through Porous Media between Parallel Plates”
by Constantin Fetecau and Dumitru Vieru
Symmetry 202113(7), 1109; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13071109
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/7/1109

5. “Estimating the Reattachment Length by Realizing a Comparison between URANS k-Omega SST and LES WALE Models on a Symmetric Geometry”
by Daniel Teso-Fz-Betoño, Martin Juica, Koldo Portal-Porras, Unai Fernandez-Gamiz and Ekaitz Zulueta
Symmetry 202113(9), 1555; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13091555
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/9/1555

6. “Effect of Asymmetry of Channels on Flows in Parallel Plates with a Sudden Expansion”
by Takuya Masuda and Toshio Tagawa
Symmetry 202113(10), 1857; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13101857
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/10/1857

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


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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, feel free to stop by our booth: #C4. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions that you may have.

For more information about the conference, please see the following link: https://www.chemsoc.org.cn/meeting/SOCS2021/.

26 October 2022
Prof. Dr. Vasilis K. Oikonomou Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of Section “Engineering Science and Symmetry/Asymmetry” in Symmetry

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Vasilis K. Oikonomou has been appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of the “Engineering Science and Symmetry/Asymmetry” Section.

Dr. Fernando Rubiera González


Name:
Prof. Dr. Vasilis Oikonomou
Interests: cosmology; inflationary cosmology; modified theories of gravity; physics of the early universe; dark energy; dark matter; supersymmetry; mathematical physics; high-energy physics; theoretical physics; epistemic game theory; game theory
Website: https://www.physics.auth.gr/en/sections/1/people/237

 

Prof. Dr. Vasilis K. Oikonomou is a tenured member of the academic staff at the Physics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His Ph.D. focused on theoretical high-energy and mathematical physics, but his research interests cover a large range of topics, including theoretical cosmology, theoretical astrophysics, mathematics, mathematical economics, game theory, complex systems, and applied mathematics, in which he has published over 230 research articles in leading high-impact factor journals and is highly cited. He is an honorary professor at the Tomsk State Pedagogical University and has been awarded silver and bronze medals for academic achievements.

Prof. Dr. Oikonomou is now leading the Special Issue "Symmetry: Recent Developments in Engineering Science and Applications", in which feature papers will be published. For more information about the “Engineering Science and Symmetry/Asymmetry” Section, please visit: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/symmetry/sections/engineering_science_and_symmetry_asymmetry.

In this multidisciplinary Section, we welcome original research articles with top-level mathematical modeling or experimental outcomes and a strong substantiation of the conclusions and results, as well as relevant analytical reviews, on all aspects of symmetry or asymmetry in engineering, materials, energy sciences, and other interdisciplinary areas.

The topics covered in this Section include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Materials engineering;
  • Nanotechnology;
  • Power systems and thermal engineering;
  • Mechanical engineering, mechatronics, and robotics;
  • Automation and control engineering;
  • Electronic engineering;
  • Communication engineering;
  • Chemical and molecular engineering;
  • Optical engineering and technology;
  • Other areas of interest associated with engineering and materials science where a multidisciplinary approach is required. 

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

1. What appealed to you about the journal that made you want to take the role as its Section Editor-in-Chief?

The journal Symmetry has developed to become one of the leading journals in physics, engineering and computer science in the last 12 years, achieving high-impact factor and quarterly indices. Being Section Editor-in-Chief is a demanding and challenging task, in a field with continuous changes and considerable competition, but my main aim is excellence in the published research in the journal. Scientific excellence in scientific journals is the main aim of any successful editorial team.

2. What is your vision for the journal?

My vision is to further strengthen the appeal and soundness of the journal in engineering science. The academic developments in engineering science in our times are striking, and my vision is focused on publishing state-of-the-art articles in the journal, making Symmetry one of the leading journals in engineering science.

3. What does the future of this field of research look like?

Engineering science is constantly changing every year, and thus the future seems promising from a scientific point of view. My motivation is excellence in published research and, thus, our editorial team aims to make Symmetry a leading and up-to-date database of excellent research articles in the field.

4. What do you think of the development of Open Access in the publishing field?

The journal Symmetry supports Open Access science, and Open Access publishing schemes are, in my opinion, the future of scientific research, since the author holds the copyright of his research. Open Access schemes can be further modified with the synergy of journals and academic institutions, offering individual authors the possibility of retaining the copyright.

We wish Prof. Dr. Oikonomou every success in his new position, and we look forward to his contributions to the journal.

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


Conference: Journées de Chimie Organique (JCO 2022)
Date: 2–4 November 2022
Place: Palaiseau, France
Booth Number: 2

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

The JCO is organized every 3 years by the Organic Chemistry Division committee. It aims to be a great opportunity for the sharing of science, gathering organic chemists from all over the world.

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

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

  • Catalysis;
  • New methods in organic synthesis;
  • Total synthesis of natural products;
  • Sustainable chemistry;
  • Medicinal chemistry;
  • Bioorganic chemistry;
  • Chemobiology;
  • Supramolecular chemistry;
  • Applications in materials and energy.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you plan on attending this conference. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions you might have.

For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.jco2022.com/en/.

 

20 October 2022
Symmetry | Top 10 Articles on Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Science

We are pleased to announce that we have selected the ten top articles on quantum entanglement and quantum science. You are welcome to read them!

1. “The Bipartite and Tripartite Entanglement in PT-ℱℐ Symmetric System”
by Vinh Le Duc et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(2), 203; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020203
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/2/203

2. “Wilsonian Effective Action and Entanglement Entropy”
Satoshi Iso et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(7), 1221; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13071221
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/7/1221

3. “A Spacetime Symmetry Approach to Relativistic Quantum Multi-Particle Entanglement”
by Abraham A. Ungar
Symmetry 2020, 12(8), 1259; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12081259
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/8/1259

4. “Highly Entangled Spin Chains and 2D Quantum Gravity”
by Fumihiko Sugino
Symmetry 2020, 12(6), 916; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12060916
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/6/916

5. “Quantum Retrodiction: Foundations and Controversies”
by Stephen M. Barnett et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(4), 586; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13040586
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/4/586

6. “Quantum Heat Engines with Singular Interactions”
by Nathan M. Myers et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(6), 978; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13060978
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/6/978

7. “SU(2) Symmetry of Qubit States and Heisenberg–Weyl Symmetry of Systems with Continuous Variables in the Probability Representation of Quantum Mechanics”
by Peter Adam et al.
Symmetry 2020, 12(7), 1099; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12071099
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/7/1099

8. “Unsettling Physics in the Quantum-Corrected Schwarzschild Black Hole”
by Valerio Faraoni et al.
Symmetry 2020, 12(8), 1264; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12081264
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/8/1264

9. “The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle as an Endogenous Equilibrium Property of Stochastic Optimal Control Systems in Quantum Mechanics”
by Jussi Lindgren et al.
Symmetry 2020, 12(9), 1533; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12091533
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/9/1533

10. “Improving Quantum Search on Simple Graphs by Pretty Good Structured Oracles”
by Matteo G. A. Paris et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(1), 96; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13010096
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/1/96

20 October 2022
Meet Us at the Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP), 5–8 November 2022, Shenzhen, China


A range of MDPI journals will be attending the Asia Communications and Photonics Conference. This meeting will be held in Shenzhen, China, from 5 to 8 November 2022.

The Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP) is one of the largest conferences in the Asia-Pacific region on optical communication, photonics, and relevant technologies, which has been held annually since 2001 and jointly sponsored by OPTICA, SPIE, IEEE Photonics Society, The Chinese Optical Society, and China Institute of Communications. 

ACP 2022 will be held concurrently with the International Conference on Information Photonics and Optical Communications (IPOC). IPOC was founded by the State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2013.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Micromachines (leading journal);
  • Photonics;
  • Symmetry;
  • Optics;
  • Fibers;
  • J. Imaging.

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 see the following link: http://www.acp2022.org/.

14 October 2022
Symmetry | New Section “Engineering Science and Symmetry/Asymmetry” Established

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Section titled “Engineering Science and Symmetry/Asymmetry” in the journal Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994).

In the multidisciplinary Section “Engineering Science and Symmetry/Asymmetry” of the Symmetry journal, we welcome original research articles with top-level mathematical modeling or experimental outcomes and a strong substantiation of conclusions and results, as well as relevant analytical reviews, on all aspects of symmetry or asymmetry in engineering, materials, energy sciences, and other interdisciplinary areas.

Our aim is to provide a virtual forum and database for experts, publishing papers with engineering significance that are dedicated to the most up-to-date issues and mainstream topics. The Section will fill the gap of mathematical modeling in these areas in the scientific literature, with emphasis on articles related to cutting-edge technologies and contemporary technology applications. Articles are expected to have original content and demonstrate clear scientific novelty.

The topics covered in this Section include but are not limited to the following:

  • Materials engineering;
  • Nanotechnology;
  • Power systems and thermal engineering;
  • Mechanical engineering, mechatronics, and robotics;
  • Automation and control engineering;
  • Electronic engineering;
  • Communication engineering;
  • Chemical and molecular engineering;
  • Optical engineering and technology;
  • Other areas of interest associated with engineering and materials science in which a multidisciplinary approach is required;
  • In all submitted papers, the major role of symmetry phenomena should be explicit.

Feature papers will be published in the Special Issue “Symmetry: Recent Developments in Engineering Science and Applications”.

For more detailed information, please visit the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/symmetry/sections/engineering_science_and_symmetry_asymmetry.

Symmetry Editorial Office

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

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

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

We invite you to view the event recording:

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

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

You can find the Podcast here.

We hope you enjoy the contents!

20 September 2022
Meet Us at the Conference on Complex Systems (CCS2022), Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 17–21 October 2022


MDPI will be attending the Conference on Complex Systems (CCS2022) in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, which will take place from 17 to 21 October 2022. The CCS is the largest and most important annual meeting of the international complex systems community. It comes under the auspices of the Complex Systems Society. This edition, organized by IFISC, takes place after previous events held in Lyon, Singapore, Thessaloniki, and Cancun.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://www.ccs2022.org/.

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


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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

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

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

7 September 2022
Meet Us at the ASHG Annual Meeting 2022 (ASHG 2022), 25–29 October 2022, Los Angeles, USA


MDPI will be attending ASHG 2022, held in Los Angeles, USA, from 25 to 29 October 2022.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, feel free to stop by our booth: #1844. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have.

For more information about the conference, please see the following link:

https://www.ashg.org/meetings/2022-annual-meeting/.

1 September 2022
Meet Us at Symmetry 2023—The 4th International Conference on Symmetry, 21–23 June 2023, Barcelona, Spain


We are delighted to announce that Symmetry 2023—The 4th International Conference on Symmetry will be held again in person, from 21 to 23 June 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. The event is supported by MDPI’s open access journal Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994).

At the Symmetry 2023 conference in Barcelona, we want to address the interplay between symmetry and its breakdown, in the many different domains and situations where they appear. Specifically, we want to foster interaction between scholars working in different fields of science.

We are very enthusiastic about this conference and are relying on you to make it a successful event.

Prof. Dr. Emilio Elizalde
Prof. Dr. Juan Luis García Guirao
Prof. Dr. Sergei D. Odintsov
Symmetry 2023 conference chairs

28 July 2022
Symmetry | Selected Papers from the 2021 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Sections “Engineering Science and Symmetry/Asymmetry” and “Computer Science and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “Two-Stage Hybrid Data Classifiers Based on SVM and kNN Algorithms”
by Liliya A. Demidova
Symmetry 202113(4), 615; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13040615
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/4/615

2. “Chaos in the Real World: Recent Applications to Communications, Computing, Distributed Sensing, Robotic Motion, Bio-Impedance Modelling and Encryption Systems”
by Giuseppe Grassi
Symmetry 202113(11), 2151; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13112151
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/11/2151

3. “Quadratic Stabilization of Linear Uncertain Positive Discrete-Time Systems”
by Dušan Krokavec and Anna Filasová
Symmetry 202113(9), 1725; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13091725
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/9/1725

4. “On the Semi-Analytical Solutions in Hydrodynamics of Ideal Fluid Flows Governed by Large-Scale Coherent Structures of Spiral-Type”
by Sergey V. Ershkov, Alla Rachinskaya, Evgenii Yu. Prosviryakov and Roman V. Shamin
Symmetry 202113(12), 2307; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13122307
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/12/2307

28 July 2022
Symmetry | Selected Papers from the 2021 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Section “Biology and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “The Association among Autistic Traits, Interactional Synchrony and Typical Pattern of Motor Planning and Execution in Neurotypical Individuals”
by Michal Granner-Shuman et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(6), 1034; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13061034
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/6/1034 

2. “The Fluctuating Asymmetry of the Butterfly Wing Pattern Does Not Change along an Industrial Pollution Gradient”
by Vitali Zverev et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(4), 626; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13040626
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/4/626 

3. “Asymmetry of Plant Cell Divisions under Salt Stress”
by Ekaterina N. Baranova et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(10), 1811; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13101811
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/10/1811

4. “Neurofunctional Symmetries and Asymmetries during Voluntary out-of- and within-Body Vivid Imagery Concurrent with Orienting Attention and Visuospatial Detection”
by Amedeo D’Angiulli et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(8), 1549; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13081549
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/8/1549

27 July 2022
Symmetry | Selected Papers from the 2021 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Section “Mathematics and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “Differential Subordination and Superordination Results Using Fractional Integral of Confluent Hypergeometric Function”
by Alina Alb Lupaş and Georgia Irina Oros
Symmetry 2021, 13(2), 327; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020327
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/2/327

2. “New Conditions for Univalence of Confluent Hypergeometric Function”
by Georgia Irina Oros
Symmetry 2021, 13(1), 82; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13010082
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/1/82

3. “Cyclic Control Optimization Algorithm for Stirling Engines”
by Raphael Paul and Karl Heinz Hoffmann
Symmetry 2021, 13(5), 873; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13050873
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/5/873

4. “An Application of the Principle of Differential Subordination to Analytic Functions Involving Atangana–Baleanu Fractional Integral of Bessel Functions”
by Alina Alb Lupaş and Adriana Cătaş
Symmetry 2021, 13(6), 971; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13060971
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/6/971

5. “On Special Differential Subordinations Using Fractional Integral of Sălăgean and Ruscheweyh Operators”
by Alina Alb Lupaş and Georgia Irina Oros
Symmetry 2021, 13(9), 1553; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13091553
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/9/1553

6. “Applications of Banach Limit in Ulam Stability”
by Roman Badora, Janusz Brzdęk and Krzysztof Ciepliński
Symmetry 2021, 13(5), 841; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13050841
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/5/841

7. “Copulaesque Versions of the Skew-Normal and Skew-Student Distributions”
by Christopher Adcock
Symmetry 2021, 13(5), 815; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13050815
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/5/815

8. “Hermite Functions and Fourier Series”
by Enrico Celeghini, Manuel Gadella and Mariano A. del Olmo
Symmetry 2021, 13(5), 853; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13050853
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/5/853

9. “Symmetric Ground States for Doubly Nonlocal Equations with Mass Constraint”
by Silvia Cingolani, Marco Gallo and Kazunaga Tanaka
Symmetry 2021, 13(7), 1199; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13071199
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/7/1199

10. “Adjoint Operations in Twist-Products of Lattices”
by Ivan Chajda and Helmut Länger
Symmetry 2021, 13(2), 253; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020253
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/2/253

11. “On the Relationship between Generalization and Robustness to Adversarial Examples”
by Anibal Pedraza, Oscar Deniz and Gloria Bueno
Symmetry 2021, 13(5), 817; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13050817
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/5/817

12. “Null Homology Groups and Stable Currents in Warped Product Submanifolds of Euclidean Spaces”
by Yanlin Li, Pişcoran Laurian-Ioan, Akram Ali and Ali H. Alkhaldi
Symmetry 2021, 13(9), 1587; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13091587
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/9/1587

26 July 2022
Symmetry | Editor’s Choice Articles in 2021 in the “Chemistry and Symmetry/Asymmetry” Section

1. “Atomic Cascade Computations”
by Stephan Fritzsche et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(3), 520; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13030520
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/3/520

2. “Nanofluids Characterization for Spray Cooling Applications”
by Ana P. C. Ribeiro; Ana S. Moita; Guido Marseglia et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(5), 788; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13050788
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/5/788

3. “Phosphorus Compounds of Natural Origin: Prebiotic, Stereochemistry, Application”
by Oleg I. Kolodiazhnyi
Symmetry 2021, 13(5), 889; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13050889
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/5/889

4. “Extreme Poisson’s Ratios of Honeycomb, Re-Entrant, and Zig-Zag Crystals of Binary Hard Discs”
by Krzysztof W. Wojciechowski et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(6), 127; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13071127
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/7/1127

5. “An Auxetic System Based on Interconnected Y-Elements Inspired by Islamic Geometric Patterns”
by Teik-Cheng Lim
Symmetry 2021, 13(5), 865; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13050865
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/5/865

6. “Scalable Codes for Precision Calculations of Properties of Complex Atomic Systems”
by Charles Cheung et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(4), 621; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13040621
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/4/621

7. “Elastic Origin of the Unsymmetrical Thermal Hysteresis in Spin Crossover Materials: Evidence of Symmetry Breaking”
by Kamel Boukheddaden et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(5), 828; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13050828
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/5/828

8. “2-Pyridylselenenyl versus 2-Pyridyltellurenyl Halides: Symmetrical Chalcogen Bonding in the Solid State and Reactivity towards Nitriles”
by Alexander G. Tskhovrebov et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(12), 350; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13122350
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/12/2350

21 July 2022
Symmetry | Selected Papers from the 2021 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Section “Physics and Symmetry/Asymmetry”

1. “Thermodynamics of Barrow Holographic Dark Energy with Specific Cut-Off”
by Gargee Chakrabortyet al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(4), 562; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13040562
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/4/562 

2. “Higgs and BSM Physics at the Future Muon Collider”
by Roberto Franceschini et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(5), 851; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13050851
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/5/851

3. “Gravitational Decoupling in Higher Order Theories”
by Joseph Sultana
Symmetry 2021, 13(9), 1598; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13091598
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/9/1598

4. “The Qualitative and Quantitative Study of Radiation Sources with a Model Configuration of the Electrode System”
by Victor V. Kuzenov et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(6), 927; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13060927
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/6/927

5. “New Conservation Laws and Exact Cosmological Solutions in Brans–Dicke Cosmology with an Extra Scalar Field”
by Antonios Mitsopoulos et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(8), 1364; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13081364
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/8/1364

6. “IDM Benchmarks for the LHC and Future Colliders”
by Jan Kalinowski et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(6), 991; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13060991
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/6/991

7. “New Light H± Discovery Channels at the LHC”
by Abdesslam Arhrib et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(12), 2319; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13122319     
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/12/2319

8. “Energetic Particle Superdiffusion in Solar System Plasmas: Which Fractional Transport Equation?”
by Gaetano Zimbardo et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(12), 2368; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13122368
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/12/2368

9. “Monitoring Spin-Crossover Properties by Diffused Reflectivity”
by Gelu-Marius Rotaru et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(7), 1148; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13071148
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/7/1148

20 July 2022
Symmetry | 10th Anniversary of the Higgs Boson Discovery

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle. We are pleased to announce that we have selected six papers about the Higgs Boson published in Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994) in 2020 and 2021. You are welcome to read them!

1. “IDM Benchmarks for the LHC and Future Colliders”
by Jan Kalinowski et al.
Symmetry 202113(6), 991; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13060991
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/6/991

2. “Higgs and BSM Physics at the Future Muon Collider”
by Roberto Franceschini et al.
Symmetry 202113(5), 851; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13050851
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/5/851

3. “Quintessential Inflation with Dynamical Higgs Generation as an Affine Gravity”
by David Benisty et al.
Symmetry 202012(5), 734; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12050734
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/5/734

4. “Collider Searches for Dark Matter through the Higgs Lens”
by Spyros Argyropoulos et al.
Symmetry 202113(12), 2406; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13122406
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/12/2406

5. “Mass, Spacetime Symmetry, de Sitter Vacuum, and the Higgs Mechanism”
by Irina Dymnikova
Symmetry 202012(4), 634; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12040634
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/4/634

6. “Cosmic-Ray Studies with Experimental Apparatus at LHC”
by Emma González Hernández et al.
Symmetry 202012(10), 1694; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12101694
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/10/1694

15 July 2022
Symmetry | Top Downloaded Articles in 2021

We are pleased to announce that we have selected the ten top downloaded articles published in Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994) in 2021. You are welcome to read them!

1. “Differential Subordination and Superordination Results Using Fractional Integral of Confluent Hypergeometric Function”
by Alina Alb Lupaş et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(2), 327; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020327
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/2/327

2. “Fluctuation–Dissipation Relations in Active Matter Systems”
by Lorenzo Caprini et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(1), 81; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13010081
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/1/81

3. “Atomic Cascade Computations”
by Stephan Fritzsche et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(3), 520; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13030520
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/3/520

4. “Global Sensitivity Analysis of Quantiles: New Importance Measure Based on Superquantiles and Subquantiles”
by Zdeněk Kala.
Symmetry 2021, 13(2), 263; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020263
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/2/263

5. “Nanofluids Characterization for Spray Cooling Applications”
by Miguel Sanches et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(5), 788; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13050788
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/5/788

6. “Extreme Poisson’s Ratios of Honeycomb, Re-Entrant, and Zig-Zag Crystals of Binary Hard Discs”
by Mikołaj Bilski et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(7), 1127; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13071127
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/7/1127

7. “Mass and Rate of Hierarchical Black Hole Mergers in Young, Globular and Nuclear Star Clusters”
by Michela Mapelli et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(9), 1678; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13091678
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/9/1678

8. “A New Quantile Regression for Modeling Bounded Data under a Unit Birnbaum–Saunders Distribution with Applications in Medicine and Politics”
by Josmar Mazucheli et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(4), 682; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13040682
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/4/682

9. “The Symmetric Nature of the Position Distribution of the Human Body Center of Gravity during Propelling Manual Wheelchairs with Innovative Propulsion Systems”
by Bartosz Wieczorek et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(1), 154; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13010154
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/1/154

10. “Cyclic Control Optimization Algorithm for Stirling Engines”
by Raphael Paul et al.
Symmetry 2021, 13(5), 873; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13050873
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/5/873

14 July 2022
Symmetry | Top Downloaded Articles in 2020

We are pleased to announce that we have selected the ten top downloaded articles published in Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994) in 2020. You are welcome to read them!

1. “On the Remarkable Superconductivity of FeSe and Its Close Cousins”
by Andreas Kreisel et al.
Symmetry 202012(9), 1402; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12091402
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/9/1402

2. “On the Dynamics of a Visco–Piezo–Flexoelectric Nanobeam”
by Mohammad Malikan et al.
Symmetry 202012(4), 643; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12040643
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/4/643

3. “Tetra- and Penta-Quark Structures in the Constituent Quark Model”
by Gang Yang et al.
Symmetry 202012(11), 1869; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12111869
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/11/1869

4. “Two-Pole Structures in QCD: Facts, Not Fantasy!”
by Ulf-G. Meißner.
Symmetry 202012(6), 981; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12060981
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/6/981

5. “Thermogravitational Convection of Hybrid Nanofluid in a Porous Chamber with a Central Heat-Conducting Body”
by Mikhail A. Sheremet et al.
Symmetry 202012(4), 593; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12040593
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/4/593

6. “Mechanical Chirality of Rotaxanes: Synthesis and Function”
by Kazuko Nakazono et al.
Symmetry 202012(1), 144; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12010144
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/1/144

7. “Bilaterally Symmetrical: To Be or Not to Be?”
by Michael C. Corballis
Symmetry 202012(3), 326; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12030326
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/3/326

8. “Strength, Jumping and Change of Direction Speed Asymmetries in Soccer, Basketball and Tennis Players”
by Nejc Šarabon et al.
Symmetry 202012(10), 1664; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12101664
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/10/1664

9. “Are MCDA Methods Benchmarkable? A Comparative Study of TOPSIS, VIKOR, COPRAS, and PROMETHEE II Methods”
by Wojciech Sałabun et al.
Symmetry 202012(9), 1549; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12091549
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/9/1549

10. “Puu System of Fractional Order and Its Chaos Suppression”
by Marius-F. Danca et al.
Symmetry 202012(3), 340; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12030340
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/12/3/340

6 July 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Travel Awards in “Computer Science & Mathematics”—Winners Announced

We are proud to recognize the winners of MDPI’s 2021 Travel Awards in the subject area of “Computer Science & Mathematics” for their outstanding presentations and to present them with the prize.

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

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

We would like to warmly congratulate the winners of Travel Awards for the year 2021 and wish them the greatest success with their future research endeavors.

MDPI will continue to enhance communication among scientists.

Computers:

  • Umberto Michieli, University of Padova, Italy

Journal of Imaging:

  • Cameron Kaye, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Alexandra Trujillo, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina

Symmetry:

  • José María, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
  • Naser Ojaroudi Parchin, University of Bradford, UK

6 July 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Outstanding Reviewer Awards in “Computer Science and Mathematics”—Winners Announced

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

We are proud to recognize the winners for the year 2021 in the “Computer Science and Mathematics” for their outstanding contributions among extensive competition by presenting them with an Outstanding Reviewer Award.

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

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

Algorithms:

  • Maxim A. Dulebenets, SA Florida A&M University-Florida State University, USA
  • Artur Jez, University of Wrocław, Poland
  • Dmitry Lukyanenko, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Forecasting:

  • Juan Ramón Trapero Arenas, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Future Internet:

  • Pedro Pablo Garrido Abenza, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Spain
  • Roberto Saia, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Marek Bolanowski, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland

Journal of Imaging:

  • Jung Sun Yoo, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
  • Josemaria Martinezo, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Mathematics:

  • Maria Alessandra Ragusa, Università di Catania, Italy; DN University, Russia
  • Endre Kovács, University of Miskolc, Hungary
  • Roman Vavrek, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Giacomo Ascione, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
  • Giorgio Sonnino, University in the City of Brussels, Belgium

Signals:

  • Nina Golyandina, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
  • Cataldo Guaragnella, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Symmetry:

  • Stefan Groote, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • José Antonio Oller, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
  • Kazuharu Bamba, Fukushima University, Japan

6 July 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Young Investigator Awards in “Computer Science & Mathematics”—Winners Announced

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

We warmly congratulate the awarded Young Investigators for their outstanding contributions.

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

Mathematics:

  • Marina Murillo Arcila, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Symmetry:

  • Tanmoy Paul, University of Burdwan, India

6 July 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Best Paper Awards in “Computer Science & Mathematics”—Winners Announced

The purpose of our best paper awards is to promote and recognize the most impactful contributions published within MDPI journals.

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

We are honored to present the winners in the “Computer Science & Mathematics”, 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.

Axioms:

Future Internet:

Signals:

Symmetry:

28 June 2022
2021 Impact Factors - Released

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

Journal Impact Factor Rank Category
Antioxidants 7.675 Q1 Food Science & Technology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Chemistry, Medicinal
Cells 7.666 Q2 Cell Biology
Nutrients 6.706 Q1 Nutrition & Dietetics
Cancers 6.575 Q1 Oncology
Pharmaceutics 6.525 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
International Journal of Molecular Sciences 6.208 Q1 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Marine Drugs 6.085 Q1 Chemistry, Medicinal
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Biomolecules 6.064 Q2 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Batteries * 5.938 Q2 Electrochemistry
Energy & Fuels
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Viruses 5.818 Q2 Virology
Biosensors 5.743 Q1 Chemistry, Analytical
Instruments & Instrumentation
Q2 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Journal of Fungi 5.724 Q1 Mycology
Q2 Microbiology
Nanomaterials 5.719 Q1 Physics, Applied
Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Metabolites 5.581 Q2 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Foods 5.561 Q1 Food Science & Technology
Drones * 5.532 Q2 Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing 5.349 Q1 Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Imaging Science & Photographic Technology
Q2 Remote Sensing
Environmental Sciences
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research 5.318 Q2 Business
Antibiotics 5.222 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Q2 Infectious Diseases
Pharmaceuticals 5.215 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Q2 Chemistry, Medicinal
Biology 5.168 Q1 Biology
Fermentation 5.123 Q2 Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
Toxins 5.075 Q1 Toxicology
Q2 Food Science & Technology
Bioengineering * 5.046 Q2 Engineering, Biomedical
Polymers 4.967 Q1 Polymer Science
Journal of Clinical Medicine 4.964 Q2 Medicine, General & Internal
Vaccines 4.961 Q2 Immunology
Medicine, Research & Experimental
Molecules 4.927 Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Microorganisms 4.926 Q2 Microbiology
Journal of Functional Biomaterials * 4.901 Q2 Engineering, Biomedical
Materials Science, Biomaterials
Biomedicines 4.757 Q2 Medicine, Research & Experimental
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Plants</