Applied Sciences Announcements

7 December 2017
Meet Us at the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Phoenix

We will be attending the 147th TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, which will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, March 11–15, 2018, representing the following open access journals:

Metals
Materials
Coatings
Applied Sciences
Energies
Minerals
Fibers
JFB

Please come along to our booth (#322) to talk with our delegates about online publishing and our journals. We look forward to meeting you in person in Phoenix!

For more information on the conference, please visit:
http://www.tms.org/tms2018

23 November 2017
New Participants in the Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP)

We are pleased to welcome new participants to MDPI's Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP), designed to help institutions manage the transition to the Open Access publishing model. Researchers affiliated with participating universites benefit from a 10% discount on the Article Processing Charges (APC) for any paper published in an MDPI journal, while the participating library or university incurs no basic fee for participating in the program.

The IOAP set of free services, provided by MDPI to institutions that sign up, include:
  • No fee for participants and no obligation to prolong after the initial 12 months. The participants may withdraw from the programme at any time, and we will also keep it free for the library for as long as they continue in the programme.
  • Authors affiliated with the university will receive a 10% discount on the APC.
  • The institution is granted free access to the MDPI submission system and can receive free alerts of new submissions to our journals.
  • By default, authors from the institution will continue to be invoiced directly unless the institution opts for central billing.
  • Auto-archiving of papers into the institutions´ repository as long as it supports SWORD 1.3.

More details about the programme and a list of our current participant institutions can be found at: http://www.mdpi.com/about/ioap

Institutions which are interested to participate may do so online at: http://www.mdpi.com/ioap-form

The following North American universities have signed up to the IOAP program recently:

Connecticut College, USA
Emory University, USA
Florida International University, USA
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Mississippi State University, USA
Northeastern University, USA
Rice University, USA
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
University of Rhode Island, USA
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
University of Toronto, Canada
University of Windsor, Canada
University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
Wellesley College, USA
West Virginia University, USA

Many prestigious institutions from Europe and Asia have joined as well:

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation, Malaysia
Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Newcastle University, UK
Northumbria University, UK
Southwest University, China
Technical University of Crete, Greece
University Malaya, Malaysia
University of Antwerp, Belgium
University of Cyprus, Cyprus
University of Manchester, UK
University of Reading, UK
University of Sussex, UK
University of Warwick, UK
West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin, Poland

We offer a warm welcome to the new participants!

10 November 2017
Available Journal Awards at MDPI

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, for example, Young Investigator Awards, Travel Awards, Best Paper Awards, and Best Poster Awards, etc. The awardees range from PhD students to junior scientists.

Currently, the following 39 awards given by MDPI journals are accepting applications. Please click on the award title below to check whether you are eligible for it and start the application process.

Subject

Journal

Award

Intended Awardee

Biology & Life Sciences

Animals

Travel Award 2018

PhD students or postdoctoral researchers

Antioxidants

Travel Awards 2018

Postdoctoral researchers or PhD students

Biology

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Forests

2018 Travel award

Postdocs or PhD students

International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS)

Outstanding Contribution Awards 2018

Ground-breaking contribution in the fields of Molecular Biology, and Molecular Pathology

Journal of Fungi (JoF)

Travel Awards 2018

PhD graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows

Life

Travel Award 2018

PhD students or postdoctoral fellows

Metabolites

Travel Award 2018

PhD students

Pharmaceuticals

Travel Award 2018

PhD students

Toxins

Travel Award 2018

Postdoctoral fellows

Viruses

Best Oral Presentation Award 2018

Viruses 2018 participants

Viruses

Best Poster Award 2018

Viruses 2018 participants

Water

2018 Young Investigator Award

Young investigators

Chemistry & Materials Science

Biomimetics

Travel Award 2018

Graduate Student or Postdoctoral Trainee / Research Associate

Catalysts

Travel Award 2018

PhD students

Chemosensors

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Entropy

Young Investigator Award 2018

Young investigators

Fibers

2018 Travel award

Postdocs or PhD students

Magnetochemistry

Travel Award 2018

Postdocs

Materials

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Metals

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Minerals

Travel Awards 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Sensors

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Sensors

Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2017

Sensors' reviewers in 2017

Sensors

Young Investigator Award 2018

Young investigators

Technologies

Travel Award 2018

PhD students

Computer Science & Mathematics

Multimodal Technologies and Interaction (MTI)

Travel Awards 2018

Postdoctoral researchers or PhD students

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (IJGI)

2018 Travel Award

Postdocs

Engineering

Actuators

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Remote Sensing

Best Paper Awards 2019

Authors

Machines

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Micromachines

Travel Awards 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Environmental & Earth Sciences

Diversity

Travel Awards 2018

Postdoctoral fellows

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)

Best Paper Award 2018

Authors who submit from 1 Nov 2017 to 31 Oct 2018

Resources

Travel Award 2018

Postdocs or PhD students

Physical Sciences & Astronomy

Applied Sciences

Travel Award 2018

Postdocs

Galaxies

Travel Award 2018

Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, or lecturers in cosmology or galaxies physics

Medicine & Pharmacology; Public Health & Healthcare

Journal of Clinical Medicine (JCM)

2018 Travel Award

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Medicines

Travel Award 2018

Postdocs

9 November 2017
New Section Editor-in-Chief of Applied Sciences Section 'Computer Science and Electrical Engineering'

We are pleased to announce that Professor Andrea Prati has been appointed as Section Editor-in-Chief of “Computer Science and Electrical Engineering” in Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). His term started at the beginning of November 2017.

Andrea Prati graduated with honors in Computer Engineering in 1998 and received his PhD in Information Engineering from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in 2001. He was a visiting scholar for 9 months at the University of California, San Diego in 2001. From 2005 to 2011, he was a researcher at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. In 2013, he was promoted to full professorship.

His research interests encompass different themes, from embedded devices for sensor networks in computer vision applications, to robotic vision, to multimedia, to performance analysis for multimedia computers. However, his main research activity is in video-surveillance topics: object tracking in distributed, multi-camera environments; analysis and removal of shadows; behavior analysis through trajectory classification. He recently started to research mobile vision, i.e., the application of sophisticated computer vision techniques on mobile phones.

He is the author of more than 150 papers, including 30 journals and five book chapters (list of publications can be found here. He has been an invited speaker and reviewer for many international journals. He is also Area Editor of Elsevier CVIU journal, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Eurasip JIVP, SPIE Optical Engineering and IOS Press JAISE. In 2017, he was appointed as Section Editor-in-Chief for the Section “Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering” for Applied Sciences.

He has also organized several Special Issues in international journals. He was the PC of ICIAP 2007. He was the PC of ACM/IEEE ICDSC in 2011, 2012, and 2013 and General Chair for the 2014 edition in Venice, Italy. He was also the local chair for International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2017, a leading conference in computer vision with more than 3200 attendees. He is a senior member of IEEE, and a member of ACM and GIRPR, and fellow of IAPR.

We would like to warmly welcome Professor Andrea Prati as Section Editor-in-Chief and look forward to developing the Section “Computer Science and Electrical Engineering” under his leadership.

7 November 2017
MDPI has signed the Jussieu Call for Open Science and Bibliodiversity

The Jussieu Call aims to develop and implement alternative models to meet the aims of open science while promoting bibliodiversity. In particular it wishes to promote new business models for funding open access publication. It was drafted on the Jussieu campus in Paris by a group of French researchers and scientific publishing professionals.

MDPI supports scholarly communities and initiatives that innovate and further promote Open Access publishing. There is a need to explore different frameworks to fund open access in ways that ensure that excessive funds are not diverted from research towards publishing. Many fair funding models already exist, and they can be further developed and extended. These include institutional support, library contributions or subsidies, premium services, participatory funding, etc. For this reason, MDPI has signed up to the Jussieu call and welcomes its aims.

More information can be found at http://jussieucall.org/

6 October 2017
Dr. Franck Vazquez, MDPI CEO, Interviewed by Scholarly Kitchen

The Society for Scholarly Publishing’s popular blog about topics in academic publishing, Scholarly Kitchen, recently interviewed MDPI’s CEO, Dr. Franck Vazquez. He shared some thoughts and information on the past and future of MDPI and open access publishing in general:

“In the long run, we aim to anchor MDPI in research communities. We recently developed and launched the preprint platform Preprints, revamped our free-to-use conference hosting platform Sciforum, and are working on other projects, such as Scilit, our bibliographic database.”

Read the full interview here.

25 September 2017
Meet Us at MicroTAS 2017 in Savannah, USA on October 22–26, 2017

We will be attending the MicroTAS 2017, a series of Conferences that are the premier forum for reporting research results in microfluidics, microfabrication, nanotechnology, integration, materials and surfaces, analysis and synthesis, and detection technologies for life science and chemistry. It will be held at the Savannah International Trade and Conference Center in Savannah, Georgia, USA from October 22–26, 2017, representing the following MDPI open access journals:

Micromachines
Sensors
Diagnostics
Biosensors
Technologies
Applied Sciences

Please visit our stand ((booth number: #6) to chat about our journals with our delegates. We look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit: http://www.microtas2017.org.

Conference Location

Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
1 International Drive
Savannah, Georgia 31402
USA

22 September 2017
Special Issue Best Paper Award for ‘Photonic Integration: Recent Advances and Applications’

Once over 10 papers are received for this Special Issue, one of the published papers will be selected to receive a SI Best Paper Award by an Evaluation Committee.

Criteria:

From papers submitted to this Special Issue, the award nominees will be assessed on their originality, quality, and contribution to the field.

Award:

A SI Best paper Award consisting of 300 CHF, a certificate and the opportunity to publish one’s next submission free of charge in Applied Sciences will be given to the authors of the winning best paper of the Special Issue.

19 September 2017
Meet Us at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston

We will be attending the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting which will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, from November 26–December 1, 2017, and representing the following open access journals:

Materials
Nanomaterials
Energies
Metals
Applied Sciences
Crystals
Minerals
Journal of Functional Biomaterials
Coatings
Robotics
Biosensors
Chemosensors
Polymers
Bioengineering


Please come along to our booth (booth number: #122) to chat with our delegates about our journals and hear about our travel awards offered to Postdocs and PhD students. Our delegates will also answer any questions about online publishing and our journals. We look forward to meeting you in person in Boston!

For more information on the conference, please visit:
www.mrs.org/fall2017

19 September 2017
A Warm Welcome to the New IOAP Participants

We are delighted to have welcomed 24 new participants to our Institutional Open Access Programme (IOAP) since the beginning of September this year. These are University libraries and Research Institutions located around the world; from the USA and Canada to the UK, and from Norway and Spain to Greece. Well respected Universities, such as the University of Denver, the University of Colorado Boulder, and the University of Arizona in the US, have signed up, while their researchers can now benefit from a 10% discount on the Article Processing Charges (APC) for any papers they publish in MDPI journals, at no cost for the library or the University.

We are more than happy to see the Open Access movement growing stronger and wider every day and we appreciate the vital role which librarians, repository managers, and other scholarly communications professionals play in the field. Our communication with and service to this community is, therefore, one of our principal priorities. The IOAP is our way to support academic and scientific Institutions as well as their scholars in managing, administrating, and publishing research in an Open Access world.

The IOAP set of free services, provided by MDPI to institutions that sign up, include:

  • No fee for participants and no obligation to prolong after the initial 12 months. The participants may withdraw from the programme at any time, and we will also keep it free for the library for as long as they continue in the programme.
  • Authors affiliated with the university will receive a 10% discount on the APC.
  • The institution is granted free access to the MDPI submission system and can receive free alerts of new submissions to our journals.
  • By default, authors from the institution will continue to be invoiced directly unless the institution opts for central billing.
  • Auto-archiving of papers into the institutions´ repository as long as it supports SWORD 1.3.

More details about the programme and a list of our current participant institutions can be found at: http://www.mdpi.com/about/ioap

Institutions which are interested to participate may do so online at: http://www.mdpi.com/ioap-form

 The full list of the Institutions that signed up in September is as follows:

  1. University of Denver, USA
  2. University of Colorado Boulder, USA
  3. University of Arizona, USA
  4. Institute of Metrology of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  5. Middlebury College, USA
  6. Touro College, USA
  7. University of New Orleans, USA
  8. University of Leicester, UK
  9. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
  10. University of Strathclyde, UK
  11. Cranfield University, UK
  12. Hope College, USA
  13. Oregon State University, USA
  14. Drew University, USA
  15. Swansea University, UK
  16. University of South Florida, USA
  17. University of Georgia, USA
  18. Arizona State University, USA
  19. University of Southern Mississippi, USA
  20. Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada
  21. Grinnell College, USA
  22. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  23. University of Patras, Greece
  24. Public University of Navarre, Spain

23 June 2017

Congratulations for Publishing the 100,000th Peer-Reviewed Article

Congratulations to the authors Javier Monroy and Javier Gonzalez-Jimenez from Universidad de Malaga, Spain, Victor Hernandez-Bennets, Han Fan and Achim Lilienthal from Örebro University, Sweden for publishing the 100,000th peer-reviewed article.

The article is published in the Chemical Sensors section of Sensors.

GADEN: A 3D Gas Dispersion Simulator for Mobile Robot Olfaction in Realistic Environments

Evermore pressing environmental concerns have led global actors and decision-makers to search for stricter emission monitoring approaches. As part of novel monitoring systems, robots with gas and environmental sensors are a promising solution. However, validation of such robotic inspectors is expensive, time consuming, and plagued by repeatability issues. In this article, we present GADEN (the short form for Gas Dispersion Simulator for Mobile Robot Olfaction in Realistic Environments), which combines gas dispersion and robotics simulation in a common framework. Developed under the widely used Robot Operating System (ROS), GADEN enables validation of sensing strategies with gas dispersion being simulated using computational fluid dynamics and filament dispersion theory. GADEN allows simulating complex, realistic, 3D environments for reproducible testing of robotic gas sensing algorithms. Through qualitative and quantitative evaluations, we show that GADEN is a versatile and user-friendly evaluation tool and emphasize its enormous potential for the mobile robot olfaction community.

 

Read the full article here: http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/17/7/1479/htm

14 June 2017
2016 Impact Factor Released for Applied Sciences – 1.679

We are pleased to inform that the updated Impact Factor of Applied Sciences has been released. According to the Journal Citation Reports®, published by Clarivate Analytics in June 2017, the new Impact Factor is 1.679, and the 5-Year Impact Factor is 1.913.

Applied Sciences now ranks 150/275 (Q3) in the category ‘Materials Science, Multidisciplinary’, 91/166 (Q3) in ‘Chemistry, Multidisciplinary’, and 75/147 (Q3) in the category 'Physics, Applied’.

Evolution of Impact Factor, Citations and Publications for Applied Sciences:

14 June 2017
Meet Us at World of Photonic Congress 2017 in Munich

We will be attending the World of Photonic Congress 2017, which takes place June 25-29, 2017, representing the following open access journals:

Applied Sciences
Materials
Technologies
Photonics
Micromachines


Please come along to our stand, to have a chat about our journals with our delegates about our journals andor to learn more about our travel awards that offered to Postdocs and PhD students by the representeding journals offering to Postdocs and PhD students.

Conference address:
World of Photonic Congress 2017
International Congress
Center, Munich, Germany

Conference date:
June 25–-29
2017

For more information on the conference, please visit:
http://www.cleoeurope.org/world-of-photonics-congress

6 June 2017
CiteScore™ Metrics Released for Scopus Journals

The CiteScore, the new citation metric for journals covered in the Scopus® database, was released on 1 June 2017, reflecting the citation activity in 2016 for articles published during the three previous years. Please note that the list below does not contain all MDPI journals covered in Scopus. For the CiteScore to serve as a reliable metric at least three volumes of articles need to be indexed in Scopus; journals which have not met this criterion have been omitted here.

Ten MDPI journals received a CiteScore which is in the Top 10% of scores in at least one of the categories, while a further 21 journals exhibit scores that are in the first quartile of the respective categories.

CiteScore Data for MDPI Journals

Journal Rank Category Link CiteScore 2016
2015

2014
Algorithms 44/112 (Q2)
49/111 (Q2)
19/42 (Q2)

52/113 (Q2)
• Numerical Analysis
• Computational Mathematics
• Computational Theory and Mathematics
• Theoretical Computer Science
Link 1.15 1.07 1.06
Animals 69/343 (Q1)
21/146 (Q1)
• Animal Science and Zoology
• General Veterinary
Link 1.46 1.66 0.74
Biology 13/92 (Q1)

34/81 (Q1)

10/75 (Q1)

• General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
• General Biochemistry, Gene-
tics and Molecular Biology
• General Immunology and Microbiology
Link 3.02 2.78 1.74
Biomolecules 234/382 (Q3)
260/353 (Q3)
• Biochemistry
• Molecular Biology
Link 1.67 3.08 1.00
Biosensors 36/118 (Q2)
209/2156 (Q1)
• Clinical Biochemistry
• General Medicine
Link 2.83 2.37 2.04
Cancers 29/196 (Q1)
27/321 (Q1)
• Cancer Research
• Oncology
Link 5.02 4.07 2.31
Catalysts 18/44 (Q2)
27/144 (Q1)
• Catalysis
• Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Link 3.44 3.45 2.17
Crystals 70/270 (Q2)

25/64 (Q2)
118/398 (Q2)
131/424 (Q2)
• General Chemical Engineering
• Inorganic Chemistry
• Condensed Matter Physics
• General Materials Science
Link 1.89 1.47 1.03
Diversity 10/41 (Q1)

9/25 (Q2)
76/291 (Q2)
24/109 (Q1)
• Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
• Ecological Modelling
• Ecology
• Nature and Landscape Conservation
Link 2.03 1.96 1.82
Energies - - Link 2.50 2.87 2.66
Entropy 51/198 (Q2) • General Physics and Astronomy Link 1.87 1.99 1.69
Forests 17/127 (Q1) • Forestry Link 2.06 1.76 1.84
Games 204/398 (Q3)
83/181 (Q2)
48/105 (Q2)
• Applied Mathematics
• Statistics and Probability
• Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
Link 0.87 0.57 0.64
Genes 62/300 (Q1)
18/90 (Q1)
• Genetics
• Genetics (clinical)
Link 3.62 3.18 1.33
Geosciences 36/169 (Q1)

• General Earth and Planetary Sciences Link 1.67 1.29 1.13
Information 156/237 (Q3) • Information Systems Link 0.78 0.94 0.74
Insects 28/131 (Q1) • Insect Science Link 1.81 1.38 1.23
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 67/446 (Q1)

31/102 (Q2)
• Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
• Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
Link 2.38 2.42 2.47
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) 23/157 (Q1)
8/64 (Q1)
90/353 (Q1)
22/144 (Q1)

16/44 (Q1)
8/62 (Q1)
• Organic Chemistry
• Inorganic Chemistry
• Molecular Biology
• Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
• Catalysis
• Spectroscopy
Link 3.73 3.37 3.06
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 12/29 (Q2)
28/79 (Q2)

96/587 (Q1)
• Computers in Earth Sciences
• Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
• Geography, Planning and Development
Link 1.62 1.52 -
Journal of Low Power Electronic Applications (JLPEA) 301/645 (Q2) • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Link 0.98 0.83 0.83
Life 65/525 (Q1)

36/186 (Q1)

5/92 (Q1)
20/80 (Q2)
• Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
• General Biochemistry, Gene-
tics and Molecular Biology
• Palaeontology
• Space and Planetary Science
Link 2.95 1.68 1.20
Marine Drugs 18/145 (Q1) • Drug Discovery Link 3.83 3.66 3.59
Materials 63/424 (Q1) • General Materials Science Link 3.26 3.11 2.69
Membranes 103/424 (Q1) • Materials Science Link 2.19 2.95 2.42
Micromachines 173/645 (Q2)

69/211 (Q2)

113/526 (Q1)
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Control and Systems Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
Link 1.83 1.78 2.10
Minerals 45/206 (Q1)
29/167 (Q1)
• Geology
• Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
Link 2.13 1.77 -
Molecules 32/157 (Q1) • Organic Chemistry Link 3.09 2.65 2.62
Nutrients 12/247 (Q1) • Food Science Link 4.29 4.07 3.78
Pharmaceuticals 8/168 (Q1)
21/158 (Q1)
• Pharmaceutical Science
• Molecular Medicine
Link 4.90 3.64 1.92
Pharmaceutics 19/168 (Q1) • Pharmaceutical Science Link 3.83 2.68 2.46
Polymers 13/138 (Q1)
44/354 (Q1)
• Polymers and Plastics
• General Chemistry
Link 3.74 3.37 4.10
Remote Sensing 13/169 (Q1) • General Earth and Planetary Sciences Link 3.56 3.76 3.23
Sensors 25/96 (Q2)
25/159 (Q1)

124/382 (Q2)
103/645 (Q1)
• Analytical Chemistry
• Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
• Biochemistry
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Link 2.78 2.21 2.40
Sustainability 49/129 (Q2)

68/587 (Q1)

56/236 (Q1)
• Renewable Energy, Sustai-nability and the Environment
• Geography, Planning and Development
• Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Link 1.96 1.78 1.52
Symmetry 17/42 (Q2)
49/111 (Q2)
• Numerical Analysis
• Computational Mathematics
Link 1.12 0.95 1.02
Toxins 16/102 (Q1)

16/108 (Q1)
• Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
• Toxicology
Link 3.34 3.76 2.85
Vaccines 146/184 (Q4)
151/250 (Q3)
93/145 (Q3)
186/299 (Q3)
130/232 (Q3)
• Immunology
• Infectious Diseases
• Drug Discovery
• Pharmacology
• Pharmacology (medical)
Link 1.23 3.76 2.85
Viruses 15/68 (Q1)
34/250 (Q1)
• Virology
• Infectious Diseases
Link 3.60 3.74 3.80
Water 33/184 (Q1)

48/195 (Q1)
62/587 (Q1)

198/382 (Q3)
• Water Science and Technology
• Aquatic Science
• Geography, Planning and Development
• Biochemistry
Link 2.05 1.96 1.45

23 May 2017
Meet Us at 25th North American Meeting of the Catalysis Society

We will be attending the 25th North American Meeting (NAM) of the Catalysis Society, which takes place June 4-9, 2017, representing the following open access journals:

Catalysts

Metals

Nanomaterials

Molecules

Energies

Sustainability

Applied Sciences

Coatings

Magnetochemistry

Processes

C

Please come along to our stand, booth number #211, to talk to our delegates about our journals and travel awards you could apply. We also would like to invite you to our ‘Meet and Greet’ session at 12:00 pm on 7th June! Catalysts Professor Keith Hohn, the Editor-in-Chief of Catalysts, and the Editorial Board Member Professor Calvin Bartholomew will be there to answer your questions about the Open Access publishing.

Food and refreshments will be provided and we look forward to meeting you in person to answer your questions.

Conference address:

MDPI booth - number #211

25th North American Meeting of the Catalysis Society

June 4-9, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, USA

For more information on the conference, please visit
http://www.nam25.org/

 

17 May 2017
Three New Institutional Memberships Established

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that the Goethe University of Frankfurt, the Technical University of Hamburg (TU Hamburg-Harburg), as well as the Humboldt University of Berlin, in Germany, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these instititions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

          

 

10 May 2017
Featured Journal of the Month—Nanomaterials

 Featured Journal of the Month - Nanomaterials

 

We are pleased to announce the Featured Journal of this Month— Nanomaterials.

Nanomaterials is an Open Access Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Journal, published monthly by MDPI. Since it was founded in 2011, 598 articles have been published, 65 of them cited 10 times or more (h-10 index). The current Impact Factor is 2.690, and the five-year impact factor is 3.176.

For more information, also check out our special issues, currently open for submissions and our MDPI-Blog.

4 May 2017
MDPI Supports the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC)

As an open access publisher, we are keen to support openness and transparency in the research process. Citation data is very important for assessing the value of individual papers and the contribution of researchers. As such, we support the recently launched Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC). The initiative recognizes that citations should be freely available and machine-readable. By doing so, authors gain the maximum benefit from having their work cited.

MDPI now uploads citation data with metadata uploaded to Crossref when registering digital object identifiers (DOIs) for published papers. We are delighted to take this step to support a truly open research environment.

2 May 2017
Publons Peer Review Academy Goes Live

Getting high quality review reports is critical for any journal’s editorial process. At MDPI we have put in place several measures to motivate reviewers and reward them for their work. We are proud of the quality of reviewer reports we receive and grateful for the hours put in by active researchers from across the globe.

Reviewers of MDPI’s largest journals can get recognition via Publons, a website dedicated to rewarding peer reviewers. They have now taken this one step further and launched the Publons Reviewer Academy to help train reviewers to provide useful feedback. Through the academy, researchers can be trained and tutored in various aspects of how to provide structured feedback that will be of genuine help to editors and authors. We support this initiative and recommend it to potential MDPI reviewers, especially early career researchers. See the Publons announcement for further information.

More information on reviewing for MDPI, including how to volunteer as a reviewer, can be found here.

24 April 2017
Two New Institutional Memberships Established

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that the following universities have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA and the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. Primary authors from these instititions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

 Trinity    UNSW

 

30 March 2017
Credit for Preprints Comments via Publons

Preprints.org is a platform run by MDPI that allows authors to make early versions of manuscripts available before peer review has been completed.

One of the major benefits of putting a preprint online is to get feedback before journal submission. Until now, however, the feedback has been on a voluntary basis. Preprints is delighted to be the first preprint server to collaborate with Publons to acknowledge substantial comments as reviews and give commentators the opportunity to receive credit for their efforts. 

When you add a comment to any article, there is a check box to click for it to appear on Publons. If you have already linked your account it will be passed on automatically. If you don't already have a Publons account, you will be contacted soon afterwards with instructions on how to create one.

We appreciate the enthusiasm and cooperation of Publons in this project and expect it to be of great benefit to authors and commenters alike.

20 March 2017
MDPI 2016 Annual Report Released

We are pleased to announce that our annual report for the year 2016 has now been published. 

It contains information regarding company and journal performance, conferences and other publishing services that we provided throughout 2016. 

To read the report in full or download a copy, please click here.

16 March 2017
Meet MDPI at the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition

MDPI will be attending the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, which takes place 2–6 April 2017, representing the following open access journals:

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Molecules
Materials
Energies
Nanomaterials
Catalysts
Applied Sciences
Batteries
Coatings
Metals 
Magnetochemistry
Marine Drugs
Processes
Pharmaceuticals
Symmetry

If you are planning to attend, please visit our booth (Number 1618) to talk to our delegates about our journals and open access publishing. Also feel free to attend our ‘Meet and Greet’ session at 12:30pm on 3 April with Dr. Derek J. McPhee, the Editor-in-Chief of our journal Molecules. Food and refreshments will be provided.  

Conference address:

MDPI - Booth 1618
253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition
The Moscone Center, 747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
USA

 

15 March 2017
Our 100,000th Article Could be Yours!

After the 20th anniversary of MDPI in 2016, we will reach another milestone this year and will publish the 100,000th peer-reviewed article in one of our 170+ open access journals.

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We would like you to be part of this great achievement and so are offering to publish the 100,000th accepted paper free of charge.

To be in with a chance, select a journal in one of our 10 scientific subject areas and submit your paper.

Access the live tracker on published articles here.

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3 March 2017
1000 Preprints Online

We are delighted that Preprints now has 1000 papers online since its launch on 3 May 2016.

For more information, see the editorial here.

 

17 February 2017
New Editor-in-Chief of the Applied Chemistry Section

We are pleased to announce that Professor Samuel B. Adeloju has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the Applied Chemistry Section of the Applied Sciences journal  (ISSN 2076-3417). His appointment started in January 2017.

Sam Adeloju is a Professor of Chemistry at the Monash University (Australia) and a Visiting Professor of Sensors and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). Prof. Adeloju is an internationally recognised expert in biosensing technology, nanotechnology, analytical spectrometry, electroanalytical and environmental chemistry. He has published numerous papers in journals and books, speaking regularly at international conferences and conventions.

Prof. Adeloju’s research has earned him regular recognition both nationally and internationally. He was awarded the 2009 Applied Research Medal by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) for outstanding contributions to the development of Applied Chemistry research in Australia from 1999–2009, particularly in biosensors, nanotechnology and analytical spectrometry. He was also the recipient of the 2011 Stokes Medal from the Electrochemistry Division of RACI for distinguished contributions to electrochemistry in Australia and the winner of the 2013 Doreen Clark Medal from the Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Division of RACI for outstanding contributions to Analytical Chemistry in Australia. He is also currently the Chairman of the RACI Management Committee of the monthly published Chemistry in Australia magazine.

We would like to warmly welcome Professor Adeloju as Editor-in-Chief and look forward to his support in the continued success of the Applied Chemistry Section of the Applied Sciences journal.

 

9 February 2017
Minister and State Secretaries Visit MDPI Office at STP, Belgrade, Serbia

Earlier this week the Science Technology Park in Belgrade, Serbia was visited by Swiss Secretary of State Dr. Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, as well as Serbian Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government Ana Brnabic, State Secretary Dr. Vladimir Popovic and Mayor of Belgrade Mr. Siniša Mali.

During the visit to the STP they had a short presentation from MDPI’s CEO Dr. Franck Vazquez and IT Manager Mr. Miloš Čučulović, and further discussed important issues such as Open Access and Open education. Dr. Dell'Ambrogio said he was impressed with the potential for development and ideas for business.

For more information please see:

http://bit.ly/2kpIu7k and http://bit.ly/2kpUQfz

   

7 February 2017
The 6th World Sustainability Forum: Final Press Release

Basel, 29 January 2017

The 6th World Sustainability Forum #WSF2017SA: African universities critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Jeffrey and Sonia Sachs win first World Sustainability Award.

Universities need to take the lead in solving the greatest challenges the world faces today, particularly in Africa. They need to do this not only through education – teaching the next generation to think critically and creatively to find sustainable solutions – but also through research that cuts across a range of disciplines. To ensure these solutions are implemented, they need to partner with the private sector and with government.

This was the key message from the 6th World Sustainability Forum (WSF2017), which took place in Cape Town on 27 and 28 January 2017. Sponsored by MDPI and the journal Sustainability under the patronage of the Universities of the Western Cape (UWC), Cape Town (UCT), University of Basel and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa, the conference was attended by key national and international speakers, including world-leading economist Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, senior United Nations (UN) advisor and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

The WSF is an annual sustainability conference which addresses research in a range of areas related to sustainable development and sustainability globally. This was the first WSF to take place on the African continent. Discussions at the 2017 conference were driven by the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) adopted as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the UN in September 2015.

Achieving the SDGs “is the moonshot for our generation,” said Sachs. “Like the moonshot [moon landing] of the 1960s, these are tough, bold and achievable objectives.”

This is a nasty, tough world we live in, and our world agrees on very little. So when 193 governments agree on something, that is important. And when they agree on something as important as sustainable development, that is really something for us to grab hold of – that is a lifeline.”

There was agreement at the WSF that the SDGs are particularly important for Africa, and that African universities in particular have a role to play in achieving them.

Said Professor Tyrone Pretorius, vice-chancellor of UWC: “The quest for sustainable development can only be met through education. Universities today are the oil that fuels the knowledge economy.”

As part of the drive to develop academic capacity to provide the knowledge needed to meet the SDGs, WSF2017 was preceded by the 1st Postgraduate Forum on Sustainability. “A series of workshops for postgraduate education linked to WSF are important, in order to equip postgraduates with the skills necessary to promote sustainability,” said Professor Thandi Mgwebi, director for research at UWC. A second postgraduate forum will take place alongside the WSF2018 in Beijing.

This capacity development is particularly critical to Africa. Said Sachs: “African universities need to do research to find solutions to Africa’s development challenges, because no other university will.”

The UN set a target of achieving the SDGs by 2030: “I regard this as the breakthrough period to end extreme poverty on the continent,” said Sachs, “and for Africa to become one of the most dynamic centres of the world economy.”

It is a critical time for South African universities, said Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, deputy vice-chancellor for research and internationalisation at UCT: “Higher education is at a crossroads, and there is much polarisation. We need to think carefully about how this sustainable development agenda is owned by all so that it is inclusionary.”

There was also strong emphasis on public–private partnerships – for universities, business and government to work together to achieve the goals.

Said Professor Francis Petersen, deputy vice-chancellor at UCT and vice-chancellor designate at the University of the Free State: “Business sustainability has become critical, because there is increasing demand and complexity of demand on business from the natural, social and economic environment. Sustainability cannot be a standalone issue, divorced from business as usual. Sustainability needs to be embedded into business.”

Environmental crises and climate change was also high on the WSF agenda. In his keynote address, Sachs noted the irreversibility of the climate- and environmental-related challenges.

If we don’t get our act together, we lose the chance of safety,” he said.

Said Professor Mark New, pro vice-chancellor and director of the African Climate and Development Initiative at UCT: “We have a fundamental challenge in responding to climate change, and we must go further than just putting a plaster on a wound. We need to address the deep structural issues, to move from our current model of development into climate-compatible development.”

This requires researchers to find the evidence for the correct development pathways to take, and then support the ability of policymakers at all levels to enable the shift to climate-compatible development planning.”

Said Dr. Aldo Stroebel, executive director of international relations and cooperation at the NRF, in closing: “We have seen over the past two days an urgency towards the next step of thinking, that critical type of framework that we all must engage with, not only from an academic perspective, but further up into the policy environment and into rural-based environments where one can clearly see the links and effectiveness of the work.”

World Sustainability Awards

The first World Sustainability Award and the first Emerging Sustainability Leader Awards were presented by Prof. Thandi Mgwebi, Director of Research at UWC, and Dr. Franck Vazquez, CEO of MDPI, during the ceremony on 27 January 2017 as part of the gala dinner of the 6th World Sustainability Forum in South Africa.after day one of proceedings of the 2017 World Sustainability Forum South Africa.

Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs and Dr. Sonia Ehrlich Sachs are the joint recipients of the first World Sustainability Award. Jeffrey Sachs is a world-renowned economist and senior United Nations (UN) advisor and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Sonia Sachs is a paediatrician and public health specialist, and director of the Health Centre at the Centre for Sustainable Development, also at Columbia University.

The joint recipients of the first Emerging Sustainability Leader Award are Dr. Esther Ngumbi and Dr. Xiaosong Hu. Esther Ngumbi is a postdoctoral researcher at Auburn University in Alabama USA and serves as a 2015 Clinton Global University Mentor for agriculture. Xiaosong Hu is a professor at the Chongqing University in China and specialises in automotive control systems and mechanical engineering.

The World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Awards are funded to encourage new initiatives and developments in sustainability with the ultimate aim of fostering the transition to sustainable practices and societies.

The World Sustainability Award is funded by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation, and included a monetary prize of USD 100,000 to Jeffrey and Sonia Sachs. The Emerging Sustainability Leader Award is funded by the journal Sustainability, awarded to researchers under 40, and included a monetary prize of USD10,000.

Issued jointly by: UCT Global Strategy and Visibility, Research Office, UWC Communications & Media and MDPI AG

Conference photos are free available at: http://sciforum.net/conference/wsf-6/page/175 Photo credit: Matthias Burkhalter

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31 January 2017
Three New Institutional Memberships Established

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We are pleased to announce that the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, the University of Manitoba, Canada and the Technical University of Cartagena, Spain, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these institutions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

 

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27 January 2017
6th World Sustainability Forum under way in South Africa

The 6th World Sustainability Forum is currently being held at the Cape Sun Hotel until 28 January 2017. 

The Forum will showcase the work of internationally renowned researchers and include more than 150 presentations. During the conference dinner, the World Sustainability Award, associated with a US$ 100,000 prize, will be announced, as well as the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award, associated with a US$ 10,000 prize. The prizes are sponsored by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation and Sustainability, an academic open access journal by MDPI.

Here are some pictures from the forum so far:

To see the full WSF2017 program and schedule, please see here: http://sciforum.net/conference/wsf-6/page/schedule

19 January 2017
Cape Town to Host the 6th World Sustainability Forum

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Cape Town will host the 6th World Sustainability Forum at the Cape Sun Hotel on 27 and 28 January 2017. This prominent event, held for the first time in Africa, will include many illustrious South African and international experts, such as Her Excellency Graça Machel (Sustainable Development Advocate for the United Nations, Mozambique), Joyene Isaacs (HoD Agriculture Western Cape Government), Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia University, USA), Max Bergman (SRaM, University of Basel), Mark New (Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town), Frans Swanepoel (FutureAfrica, University of Pretoria) and Francis Petersen (Vice-Chancellor-designate, University of the Free State). The Forum will provide a stage for national and international debates on sustainability in South Africa, the African continent, and about international perspectives on sustainability. It brings together researchers and representatives from government and the business sector to discuss a wide-ranging set of issues associated with sustainability, including food security, water and energy scarcity, mining, poverty reduction, climate change, and urbanisation.

The next few decades will be marked by profound changes in the relationships between global economics, national societies, and the environment. We have entered what some call the Anthropocene, an age in which human activity dominates the climate and the environment. These changes will have numerous consequences on societies around the globe. South Africa and Africa will play a central role, for better or worse, in creating opportunities and risks during these changing times as Africa is profoundly influencing and being influenced by global developments.

The adoption of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015 was accompanied by what insiders considered an optimism they have not experienced in relation to UN resolutions before. The relative efficiency in the drafting, the lack of trenches between East and West, or between North and South, and the unanimity of support of the 193 countries speak volumes. In stark contrast, sustainability seems to go against a changing economic and political tide, where waves of nationalism and protectionism from some of the most powerful countries risk the wellbeing of the rest of the world. The 6th World Sustainability Forum will enable fruitful exchanges, which sensitise South African and international communities to the global urgency and specifics of sustainability.

The Forum will showcase the work of internationally renowned researchers and include more than 150 presentations. During the conference dinner, the World Sustainability Award, associated with a US$ 100 000 prize, will be announced, as well as the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award, associated with a US$ 10 000 prize. The prizes are sponsored by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation and Sustainability, an academic open access journal by MDPI. The World Sustainability Forum is preceded by the Postgraduate Forum on Sustainability, which will introduce more than 100 young scholars from South Africa and the African continent to sustainability research. Both events are organized and sponsored by the University of Cape Town, the University of the Western Cape, the University of Basel, MDPI, and by the National Research Foundation of South Africa.

Contacts:

Scientific Matters: Prof Manfred Max Bergman, Social Research and Methodology Group (SRaM), University of Basel, Switzerland; Email:  max.bergman@unibas.ch

Press Accreditation and General Enquiries: Mr Matthias Burkhalter, MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland; Email: burkhalter@mdpi.com; Tel. +41 61 683 77 34 

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6 January 2017
New Section Editor-in-Chief of Applied Sciences Section Applied Materials

We are pleased to announce that Professor Peter Van Puyvelde has been appointed as Section Editor-in-Chief of “Applied Materials” in Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). His appointment started from December 2016.

Peter Van Puyvelde (1971) is professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Leuven, Belgium. In 1999, he obtained his PhD in chemical engineering from the same university under the supervision of Professor Paula Moldenaers. His PhD work dealt with the development of rheo-optical methodologies for the study of structure formation in immiscible polymeric systems. After spending six months at the Technical University Eindhoven in 2002, working with Han Meijer and Patrick Anderson, he joined the faculty in Leuven.

His current research focusses on flow-induced structuring of polymeric materials with a strong interest in additive manufacturing techniques. The key aspect of his work is his systematical scientific approach towards processing related problems, using a broad range of experimental methodologies such as rheology and rheo-optics. He is the author of more than 150 scientific publications, including peer-reviewed journal papers and conference proceedings and has delivered invited lectures in academic and industrial settings. He is a member of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS), Society of Rheology (SoR) and is the current President of the Belgian Group of Rheology (BGR). 

We would like to warmly welcome Professor Van Puyvelde as Section Editor-in-Chief and look forward to developing the Section “Applied Materials” under his leadership.

6 January 2017
MDPI Supports the OA2020 Initiative

MDPI is now a proud supporter of the OA2020 Initiative.

Open Access 2020 is an international initiative that aims to induce the swift, smooth and scholarly-oriented transformation of today’s scholarly journals from subscription to open access publishing.

MDPI is participating in the upcoming Berlin13 conference in March 2017, where we are contributing to the initiative by aiding in the design of the roadmap which will make OA the default publishing model.

For more information please see here.

 

6 January 2017
MDPI is Attending SPIE Photonics West 2017

We are pleased to announce that MDPI will be attending the 2017 SPIE Photonics West Conference (28 January-2 February, 2017) and representing the following open access journals:

Sensors
Photonics
Micromachines
Materials
Applied Sciences
Journal of Imaging
Inventions
Computation
Technologies
Remote Sensing
Biosensors
Electronics

 

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth #4220) and meet the representative editors.

Conference details:

SPIE Photonics West 2017
28 January-2 February, 2017
Moscone Center
747 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

5 January 2017
Three New Institutional Memberships Established

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that the University of Texas at Arlington, USA, the Harbin Institute of Technology, China and TU Darmstadt, Germany, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these institutions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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22 December 2016
Happy Festive Season!

Season's greetings from everyone at MDPI!

22 December 2016
Two New Institutional Memberships Established

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany and the University of California, Berkeley, USA, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these instititions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

 

  

19 December 2016
MDPI and Wellcome Trust Compliance

The Wellcome Trust has, for a number of years, required that the results of its funded projects are published in open access format. Recently it announced criteria that publishers must fulfil for publication fees to be paid by the Trust. MDPI is pleased to have been added to the list of compliant publishers.

Only publishers who have confirmed their compliance by 16 December 2016 will be eligible to receive payment of APCs by the Wellcome Trust as of 1 April 2017. For more information on the criteria and a full list of publishers that meet them, see here.

13 December 2016
Meet MDPI at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting

MDPI is currently attending the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting (12–16 December, 2016)

If you are also attending the conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth #1147) and meet the representative editors.

Conference details:

2016 AGU Fall Meeting
12–16 December 2016
Moscone Center
747 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

 

8 December 2016
Three New Institutional Memberships Established

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that Purdue University, USA, the Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Spain and the Queensland University of Technology, Australia, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these instititions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

UNM            UPM             ShanghaiJT  

16 November 2016
World Sustainability Award - Final Extension

The deadline for the World Sustainability Award has been extended for one last time! You now have one more month to nominate an individual researcher, group or project! The final deadline for nominations will be December 15, 2016. 

For full details, please visit here.

11 November 2016
Three New Institutional Memberships Established

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that the University of Minnesota, USA, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these instititions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

UNM            UPM             ShanghaiJT  

4 November 2016
MDPI Joins the United Nations Global Compact

MDPI has become a member of the United Nations Global Compact to support corporate sustainability and have committed ourselves to the ten principles associated with the Compact.

Sustainability has always been at the core of MDPI’s values, starting with the collection and preservation of rare chemical samples that started in 1996 and led to the first journal, Molecules. Sustainability has become one of our flagship journals and we have supported and organized several conferences and events based on Sustainability, including the upcoming 6th World Sustainability Forum. As a global enterprise, we see it as our duty to promote responsible practices that will ensure a bright future for our planet. Given this, the choice to join the Global Compact was an easy one and we will do our utmost to fully implement it.

 

3 November 2016
MDPI Now a Member of SPARC Europe

We are delighted to announce that MDPI has become a member of SPARC Europe, an organization that works for open scholarship in Europe, including support of open access publication.

As one of the few publishers to join SPARC Europe to date, MDPI looks forward to making a contribution that puts open scholarship on a positive and sustainable path. We fully support the goals of open scholarship that allow the largest number of people possible to benefit from work of researchers in all disciplines. We hope that our membership will enable us to work with other stakeholders to find the best possible solution.

2 November 2016
World Sustainability Award Deadline Extension

The deadline for the World Sustainability Award has been extended! You now have until November 15, 2016 to nominate an individual researcher, group or project!

For full details, please visit here.

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26 October 2016
Four New Institutional Memberships Established

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We are pleased to announce that the Wuppertal Institut, Germany, the University of Girona, Spain and Central South University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these instititions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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24 October 2016
International Open Access Week 2016

Meet us during International Open Access Week 2016! We will be presenting at various locations in Europe and China. 

To get involved and for full details see the complete list of events organised by MDPI here.

 

18 October 2016
Institutional Membership established with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain and Aalto University, Finland

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We are pleased to announce that the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain and Aalto University, Finland, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these universities will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

Pompeu   Aalto

12 October 2016
Institutional Membership Established with Iowa State University and the University of North Texas, USA

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We are pleased to announce that the Iowa State University and the University of North Texas, USA, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these universities will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

Iowa  UNT

7 October 2016
MDPI at Open Access Days in Munich, 10-11 October 2016

Meet MDPI during the Open Access Days held from 10-11 October 2016 at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. 

The two-day event will feature experts from the open access sector, scientists from all disciplines, publishing representatives and supporters of scientific research and communication from libraries as well as research institutes and funding institutions. Join us!

For more information about the event and to see the program, visit the event webpage.

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7 October 2016
Institutional Membership Established with the University of Sevilla and the University of Alicante, Spain

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that the University of Sevilla and the University of Alicante, Spain have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these universities will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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29 September 2016
Institutional Membership Established with the University of Delaware

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We are pleased to announce that the University of Delaware, USA, has joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from this university will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

Delaware

19 September 2016
Peer Review Week 2016

As an open access publisher indebted to the work of our peer reviewers, we are proud to support Peer Review Week 2016. As part of the week's activities and to celebrate this year's theme "Recognition for Review", MDPI will host two webinars that anyone can join.

These webinars will explore the role and value of reviewers and the recognition they receive from a publishers perspective, with examples from MDPI's experience in publishing nearly 80,000 peer reviewed papers, along with evidence from reviewer surveys. It will also touch upon potential changes in how review is carried out and tips for early career researchers who want to be involved in the review process.

Details and links to join can be found below:

Wednesday September 21, 08:00 (CEST)

Friday September 23, 16:00 (CEST)

For more information about all the activites taking place, please visit the Peer Review Week website.

 

6 September 2016
Institutional Membership established with Kansas State University and Northwestern University, USA

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that Kansas State University and Northwestern Universty, USE, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these universities will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

KState  NWest

5 September 2016
Institutional Membership Established with University College Cork

Inst Member

We are pleased to announce that University College Cork, Ireland, has joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from this university will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

UCC

22 August 2016
MDPI New Office Location

We are pleased to announce that MDPI has now moved to a new permanent address:

MDPI AG
St. Alban Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel
Postfach, CH-4020 Basel
Switzerland

Telephone and fax numbers remain unchanged.

17 August 2016
MDPI is Attending the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition

We are pleased to announce that MDPI will be attending the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition (21-25 August, 2016) representing the following open access journals:

Molecules
Materials
Marine Drugs
IJMS
Polymers
Applied Sciences
Membranes
Metabolites
Pharmaceuticals
Biomolecules
Symmetry

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth 411) and meet our representatives.

Conference details:

ACS - American Chemical Society Fall Meeting 2016
21-25 August, 2016

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St
Philadelphia
PA 19107
USA

10 August 2016
Institutional Membership established with the University of Texas at Austin, USA, the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland and the University of Granada and the Compultense University of Madrid, Spain

We are pleased to announce that the following institutions have joined MDPI's institutional membership program in August 2016:

Authors affiliated with these institutions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

            

18 July 2016
Institutional Membership established with Louisiana State University and Florida State University, USA, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, University of Rostock, Germany, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland and Southeast University, China

We are pleased to announce that the following institutions have joined MDPI's institutional membership program in July 2016:

Authors affiliated with these institutions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

                    

12 July 2016
MDPI Moving to New Office Location in Basel (Switzerland) in August 2016

As of 20 August 2016, MDPI's new address in Basel will be:

MDPI AG
St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel
Switzerland

Telephone and fax numbers remain unchanged.

St. Alban-Anlage 66 was built from 1947 to 1948 and was originally used as a printing shop. 

 

After the printing business closed, the building was used as an office for a small company of around 15 people, before being purchased by MDPI and becoming the company's official headquarters. We now have a team of approximately 30 people working at St. Alban-Anlage 66.

 

21 June 2016
"Behind the Scenes of Academic Publishing—A Publisher's Perspective" - MDPI's Lecture at the University of Basel

From the 15-16 September, 2016, MDPI will run a course on Academic Publishing at the University of Basel.

In this two day workshop, MDPI will look in detail at the role performed by academic journal publishers and how they interact with academics. Ethical dimensions, what happens when problems occur and how the publisher coordinates all aspects of the submission process will also be covered. 

For more detailed information about the program, trainers and registration please visit the course webpage.

 

 

14 June 2016
2015 Impact Factors Released

We are pleased to report the 2015 Journal Impact Factors in the latest Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition, published by Thomson Reuters in June 2016. Twenty out of 25 journals have seen an increase in their Impact Factor and two journals (Crystals and IJGI) received a first Impact Factor. Coatings was recently added to SCIE and will receive its first Impact Factor in next year’s JCR.

Updated Impact Factors for Journals in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)

Journal 2015 Impact Factor Details Category Rank
Applied Sciences 1.726 Link 83/163 (Q3) in ‘Chemistry, Multidisciplinary’;
129/271 (Q2) in ‘Materials Science, Multidisciplinary’;
64/145 (Q2) in ‘Physics, Applied’
Atmosphere 1.221 Link 66/84 (Q4) in ‘Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences’
Catalysts 2.964 Link 53/144 (Q2) in ‘Chemistry, Physical’
Energies 2.077 Link 43/88 (Q2) in ‘Energy & Fuels’
Entropy 1.743 Link 25/79 (Q2) in ‘Physics, Multidisciplinary’
Forests 1.583 Link 19/66 (Q2) in ‘Forestry’
Genes 3.242 Link 60/165 (Q2) in ‘Genetics & Heredity’
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 2.035 Link 101/225 (Q2) in ‘Environmental Sciences’
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) 3.257 Link 110/289 (Q2) in ‘Biochemistry & Molecular Biology’;
51/163 (Q2) in ‘Chemistry, Multidisciplinary’
Marine Drugs 3.345 Link 13/59 (Q1) in ‘Chemistry, Medicinal’
Materials 2.728 Link 63/271 (Q1) in ‘Materials Science, Multidisciplinary’
Metals 1.574 Link 18/73 (Q1) in ‘Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering’;
145/271 (Q3) in ‘Materials Science, Multidisciplinary’
Micromachines 1.295 Link 30/56 (Q3) in ‘Instruments & Instrumentation’
63/83 (Q4) in ‘Nanoscience & Nanotechnology’
Minerals 1.468 Link 9/21 (Q2) in ‘Mining & Mineral Processing;
14/29 (Q2) in ‘Mineralogy’
Molecules 2.465 Link 24/59 (Q2) in ‘Chemistry, Organic’
Nanomaterials 2.690 Link 64/271 (Q1) in ‘Materials Science, Multidisciplinary’;
36/83 (Q2) in ‘Nanoscience & Nanotechnology’
Nutrients 3.759 Link 16/78 (Q1) in ‘Nutrition & Dietetics’
Polymers 2.944 Link 20/85 (Q1) in ‘Polymer Science’
Remote Sensing 3.036 Link 5/28 (Q1) in ‘Remote Sensing’
Sensors 2.033 Link 36/75 (Q2) in ‘Chemistry, Analytical’;
16/27 (Q3) in ‘Electrochemistry’;
12/56 (Q1) in ‘Instruments & Instrumentation’
Sustainability 1.343 Link 146/225 (Q3) in ‘Environmental Sciences’;
22/29 (Q4) in ‘Green & Sustainable Science & Technology’
Symmetry 0.841 Link 31/63 (Q2) in ‘Multidisciplinary Sciences’
Toxins 3.571 Link 16/89 (Q1) in ‘Toxicology’
Viruses 3.042 Link 14/33 (Q2) in ‘Virology’
Water 1.687 Link 33/85 (Q2) in ‘Water Resources’

Journals with First Impact Factors

Journal 2015 Impact Factor Details Category Rank
Crystals 2.075 Link 13/26 (Q2) in ‘Crystallography’
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 0.651 Link 45/49 (Q4) in ‘Geography, Physical’;
26/28 (Q4) in ‘Remote Sensing’.

 

14 June 2016
2015 Impact Factor Released for Applied Sciences – 1.726

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We are pleased to inform you that the new Impact Factor of Applied Sciences has been released. According to the Journal Citation Reports®, published by Thomson Reuters in June 2016, the new Impact Factor is 1.726, and the 5-Year Impact Factor is 1.773. Compared to last year, the Impact Factor has increased by 16 percent (see figures below).

Applied Sciences now ranks 129/271 (Q2) in the category ‘Materials Science, Multidisciplinary’, 83/163 (Q3) in ‘Chemistry, Multidisciplinary’, and 64/145 (Q2) in the category 'Physics, Applied’.

 

Evolution of Impact Factor, Citations and Publications for Applied Sciences:

26 May 2016
Institutional Membership established with University of Bremen, Germany, Koç University, Turkey, IIASA, Austria and Jilin University and Kunming Institute of Botany, CAS, China

We are pleased to announce that the following institutions have joined MDPI's institutional membership program in May 2016:

Authors affiliated with these institutions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

                

23 May 2016
Institutional Membership Established with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and the South China University of Technology, Beijing University of Technology and Southern Medical University, China

We are pleased to announce that the following institutions have joined MDPI's institutional membership program in April and May 2016:

Authors affiliated with these institutions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

            

12 May 2016
Applied Sciences 2017 Travel Awards

We are pleased to announce that another MDPI journal is offering awards to support and encourage junior researchers.

The journal Applied Sciences is currently accepting applications and nominations for two Travel Awards to sponsor postdoctoral researchers to attend conferences in 2017. Find more information about the awards and how to apply here.

26 April 2016
New Section on www.mdpi.com - Latest Books

You may have noticed a new section that is now visible on our home page. This section is called "Latest Books" and showcases recent publications from MDPI Books, our book publishing service.

Books Section

By clicking on the hyperlink "More Books" you will be taken to the MDPI Books Home Page. There you will find more information about the service, as well as the "Recent Publications" list. 

Clicking on any of the book images in this list will take you to detailed information about that book (shown below). Here you can also download a PDF version of the book, or order a hardcover printed copy.

For further information about the MDPI Books service, please visit the webpage or contact books@mdpi.com.

 Individual Book Page

 

31 March 2016
Axioms, Behavioral Sciences, Photonics, Separations and Toxics added to the Emerging Sources Citation Index in Web of Science

We are pleased to announce that the journals Axioms, Behavioral Sciences, Photonics, Separations and Toxics were recently accepted for inclusion in the newly launched Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) in Web of Science.

ESCI serves to highlight promising journals which are still under consideration for the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) or the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).

 

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(SSCI), and Web of Science™ (WoS) are Thomson Reuters products.

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30 March 2016
Institutional Membership established with the University of Winchester, UK, Silesian University of Technology, Poland and Beijing Jiaotong University and Zhejiang University, China

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We are pleased to announce that the University of Winchester, UK, the Silesian University of Technology, Poland and Beijing Jiaotong University and Zhejiang University, China, have joined our Institutional Membership program. Primary authors from these universities will benefit from a 10% discount on article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

Winchester Silesian Beijing Jiaotong Zhejiang

24 March 2016
New Editorial Office in Barcelona, Spain

We are excited to announce the opening of our new editorial office in Barcelona, Spain. The launch team is led by a Senior Editor and comprises further staff holding doctoral degrees with several years of research experience. The new editorial team will help us to get closer to European research communities and progress Sciforum, the platform to support the scientific community via conference hosting and other functions. They will also help spread the word about Open Access and meet academics at scientific events.

We are in the process of hiring more doctoral and masters graduates to join the editorial team and welcome applications via jobs@mdpi.com. For contact details about the office, see our contact page.

22 February 2016
Membership Established with the Max Planck Society

We are pleased to announce that the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) has signed an agreement with MDPI to support authors associated with the Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft). As of 22 February 2016, corresponding authors will receive full funding from the MPDL for articles published in MDPI journals, with a 10% discount applied to the Article Processing Charges. Additional details can be found at our institutional membership page.

Founded in 1948, The Max Planck Society is one of Germany’s leading research organizations, and is currently made up of 83 institutes conducting basic research in natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences and humanities. 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from its ranks of scientists and the society has more than 15,000 publications in scientific journals each year.

 

5 February 2016
Institutional Membership Extension: Wageningen University, CSIC, University of Zürich, ETH Zürich, University of Tübingen and Osnabrück University

We are pleased to announce that Wageningen University, the Netherlands, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain, the University of Zürich and ETH Zürich, Switzerland, and the University of Tübingen and Osnabrück University, Germany, have not only renewed their institutional memberships with MDPI after two years of successful cooperation, but have also increased the reduction of the article processing charges (APCs) for affiliated authors to 25%.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

WageningenCISCZurich ETHZurichTuebingen Osnabrück 

5 February 2016
Institutional Membership established with Brock University, Canada and the University of Pisa, Italy

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We are pleased to announce that Brock University, Cananda, and the University of Pisa, Italy, have joined MDPI's institutional membership program: Primary authors from these universities will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 01 February 2016. 

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

Brock Pisa

25 January 2016
MDPI Sponsors diss:kurs with the University of Basel

 

MDPI is pleased to announce its newly established sponsorship of diss:kurs, an event coordinated by the University of Basel to support their doctorate program. For more information about the event and how to register, please visit the diss:kurs webpage.

 

22 January 2016
Congratulations to Applied Sciences Editorial Board Member, Rajender S. Varma on receiving the ORD Sustainability Award, U.S. EPA 2015

Rajender S. Varma, Ph.D.
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Risk Management Research Laboratory
Sustainable Technology Division
26 West Martin Luther King Drive, MS 443
Cincinnati, Ohio 45268, USA
Website: http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/std/green_chem_nano.html
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=kzbCKOQAAAAJ&hl=en
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rajender_Varma/info

Citation:
"Sustainable Strategies for Risk Reduction In Nanotechnology:
Application in Chemical Catalysis and Environmental Remediation".

Varma Citation Varma

7 January 2016
New Institutional Memberships Established with Tsinghua University, the Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology, Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Ulm

We are pleased to announce that the following institutions have joined MDPI's institutional membership program as of 1 January 2016:

  • Tsinghua University, China
  • Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology (CSMNT)
  • Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • University of Ulm, Germany

Authors affiliated with these institutions will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

 

 

5 January 2016
Safety, Fermentation, C-Journal of Carbon Research, Magnetochemistry, Batteries and Horticulturae Released Their First Issue in December 2015

We are pleased to announce that MDPI's open access journals Safety, Journal of Imaging, Fermentation, C-Journal of Carbon Research, Magnetochemistry, Batteries and Horticulturae released their first issue at the end of December 2015.

  

23 December 2015
Happy Festive Season!

Season's greetings from everyone at MDPI!

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17 December 2015
Institutional Membership Extension: University of Bern, Switzerland

We are pleased to announce that the University of Bern, Switzerland has not only renewed their institutional membership with MDPI after two years of successful cooperation, but also increased the reduction of the article processing charges (APCs) for affiliated authors to 25%.

 

17 December 2015
Institutional Membership with the University of Ulm and Helmholtz Zentrum Munich

We are pleased to announce that University of Ulm, Germany and Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, Germany has joined MDPI's institutional membership program:

Primary authors from the University of Ulm and Helmholtz Zentrum Munich will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 January 2016. Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

 

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9 December 2015
Membership Established with the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

We are pleased to announce that Virginia Tech has joined MDPI's institutional membership program. Authors from Virginia Tech will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 December 2015. Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

2 December 2015
Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417) Accepted for Coverage in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that the journal Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417) was recently selected to be included in Scopus. Citations are expected to be available in Scopus soon.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and is published by Elsevier B.V. This means that the research you publish with Applied Sciences will be more visible than ever. Applied Sciences is an international open access journal that covers all aspects of applied natural sciences.

1 December 2015
Membership Established with the Technical University of Denmark and the University of North Florida

We are pleased to announce that the following universities have joined MDPI's institutional membership program:

  • Technical University of Denmark (as of 1 November 2015)
  • University of North Florida, USA (as of 15 November 2015)

Primary authors from the Technical University of Denmark and the University of North Florida will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

2 October 2015
Membership Established with the University of Freiburg and the University of Regensburg

We are pleased to announce that the following universities have joined MDPI's institutional membership program:

University of Freiburg, Germany
University of Regensburg, Germany

Primary authors from the University of Freiburg and the University of Regensburg will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 October 2015 and 1 November 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

19 June 2015
Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417) Receives First Impact Factor – 1.484

We are pleased to report the first Impact Factor for Applied Sciences for 2014. According to the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition, published in June 2015 by Thomson Reuters, the first Impact Factor for Applied Sciences is 1.484.

Applied Sciences enters the ranking in the categories ‘Chemistry, Multidisciplinary’ (SCIE) placed 78 out of 157 (Q2), ‘Materials Science, Multidisciplinary’ (SCIE) placed 138 out of 259 (Q3) and ‘Physics, Applied’ (SCIE) placed 78 out of 143 (Q3).

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