Latest Announcements from MDPI

2 September 2015
Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X) now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Citations of papers published in the Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X) are now searchable in PubMed. Further, the full-text versions of the papers are archived in PubMed Central.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals in PubMed Central, and online books. It is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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21 August 2015
Membership Established with the Technische Universität Braunschweig

We are pleased to announce that the Technische Universität Braunschweig has joined MDPI's institutional membership program.

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

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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10 August 2015
Publications (ISSN 2304-6775) seeks new Editor-In-Chief (EIC)

Publications (ISSN 2304-6775, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/publications) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal which provides an advanced forum for studies related to all aspects of academic, scholarly, and professional publishing. As the term of the current Editor-in-Chief, Prof. John J. Regazzi, will end in 2015, we invite applications or nominations for this position. The main responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief include:

• Advising on the strategic development of the journal
• Inviting contributors (authors, Guest Editors, etc.)
• Ensuring the quality of the published content
• Coordinating the Editorial Board and stimulating their contribution to the journal
• Promoting the journal at scientific conferences or through other venues A full application for evaluation should include: 1. An up-to-date CV 2. A description of the candidate’s vision of Publications

Applications deadline: 30 November 2015. Please send your application or any questions to the Publications Editorial Office (Publications@mdpi.com).

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10 August 2015
Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292) Accepted for Coverage in Scopus

We are pleased to announce that the journal Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292) 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 Electronics will be more visible than ever. Electronics is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on the science of electronics and its applications.

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5 August 2015
Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383) now in PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC)

Citations of papers published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2079-6374) are now searchable in PubMed. Further, the full-text versions of the papers are archived in PubMed Central.

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals in PubMed Central, and online books. It is a free resource developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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23 July 2015
Membership Established with Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), VU University Amsterdam, the University of Leeds and the University of Malawi

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

Primary authors from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 15 July 2015.

Primary authors from VU University Amsterdam, the University of Leeds and the University of Malawi will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 August 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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20 July 2015
Biennial Polymers Awards

We are pleased to announce the initiation of the biennial Polymers Awards. This prize for excellence in polymer research field will be awarded at the beginning of 2016. Nominations are open to all investigators who work in the polymer research field. The candidates must be nominated by two established scientists rather than sending applications themselves. The support letter should highlight their achievements and contribution to the field and recommend them for this award; i.e., self-nomination is not accepted. Please access details here http://www.mdpi.com/journal/polymers/awards.pdf

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7 July 2015
Membership Established with the University of Kassel, Poznan University of Technology, JOANNEUM RESEARCH and ITQB/UNL

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

Primary authors from the University of Kassel, Poznan University of Technology and JOANNEUM RESEARCH will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 July 2015.

Primary authors from the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier (ITQB/UNL) will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 August 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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6 July 2015
Prof. Guiseppi-Elie, Editor-in-Chief of Bioengineering, has been named to Head the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Anthony Guiseppi-Elie head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Guiseppi-Elie will also be the TEES Professor in the department. Both appointments are effective August 17.
https://engineering.tamu.edu/news/2015/06/17/guiseppi-elie-named-head-of-department-of-biomedical-engineering

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2 July 2015
Four Journals Release First Issue in June 2015

We are very pleased to announce that the following journals have released their first issue at the end of June 2015:

 

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29 June 2015
Membership Established with the University of Hamburg and Chung Yuan Christian University

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

Primary authors from the University of Hamburg and Chung Yuan Christian University will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 July 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

 

 

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25 June 2015
Comments from Editorial Board Members:

"The increase in the impact factor for IJMS illustrates the importance of the Journal amongst the science community. Such a significant increase means that IJMS is regarded as one of the most important vehicles for communicating scientific advancements and credit is due to the tremendous effort of the editorial team, reviewers and above all to the authors for providing such insightful research papers. I am proud to be associated with such a premium international journal in molecular sciences."

By Prof. Dr. Charles Brennan (Section Chair of: Bioactives and Nutraceuticals)

"I was delighted to see the increase, and my strong feeling is that it shall continue to do so given the combination of an excellent management a production staff and engaged editors. I look forward to us breaking the "3-barrier" next year."

By Prof. Dr. Ian Nicholls (Section Chair of: Molecular Recognition)

"I got it and this is great news. Congratulations."

By Prof. Dr. Stephen Bustin (Section Chair of: Molecular Diagnostic)

"Congratulation! You are more than welcome! Wish the best to the future development of the Journal!"

By Prof. Dr. Fan-Gang Tseng (Guest Editor of: Single Cell Analysis in Biotechnology and Systems Biology)

"First please receive my sincere congratulations for the new IF of the journal. I wish you and the journal good continuation for better records in the future. I hope to be able to contribute to this direction."

By Prof. Dr. Sotiris Hadjikakou (Guest Editor of Special Issue: Recent Advances in Metal Based Drugs)

"This is indeed a great news. Our journal will grow stably."

By Dr. Jianhua Zhu (Editors Broad Member of: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics)

"Thank you for your email. I'm really glad to know the increased impact factor of our journal. Actually I've put much efforts in it with handling large volume of manuscripts."

By Dr. William Chi-shing Cho (Editors Broad Member of: Molecular Pathology)

"I am very happy for increasing of IJMS impact factor and I am very proud of this since feeling I was part of this achievement with my continuous contribution either as Editor, Contributor, Referee!"

By Dr. Mihai V. Putz (Editors Broad Member of: Physical Chemistry, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry)

"Thanks for the email and for good news on the higher impact factor. That is a good news and shows that the journal is now gaining in popularity in its field. Hopefully in the next 12 months it will have an IF > 3."

By Dr. Terrence Piva (Editors Broad Member of: Molecular Pathology)

"It is actually a very good new. I am happy that also my efforts have contributed to reach this result. I also would like to express my gratitude for allowing me to share this exciting challenge."

By Prof. Dr. Maurizio Battino (Editors Broad Member of: Bioactives and Nutraceuticals)

"Thank you very much for the excellent news and success of IJMS. It has been a pleasure to contribute and collaborate with the Journal and hope to keep been useful for the Editorial Team."

By Prof. Dr. Guillermo T. Sáez (Guest Editor of: DNA Damage and Repair in Degenerative Diseases 2014)

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19 June 2015
2014 Impact Factors Released

We are pleased to announce the Impact Factors for 2014 based on the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition, which was published by by Thomson Reuters in June 2015. Six MDPI open access journals received a first Impact Factor for 2014, while 14 journals report a rising impact factor between 2013 and 2014.

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

Journal 2014 Impact Factor Details Category Rank
Atmosphere 1.132 Link 58/77 (Q4) in ‘Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences’.
Energies 2.072 Link 43/88 (Q2) in ‘Energy & Fuels’
Entropy 1.502 Link 34/78 (Q2) in ‘Physics, Multidisciplinary’
Forests 1.449 Link 23/65 (Q2) in ‘Forestry’
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 2.063 Link 96/221 (Q2) in ‘Environmental Sciences’
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) 2.862 Link 134/289 (Q2) in ‘Biochemistry & Molecular Biology’
45/155 (Q2) in ‘Chemistry, Multidisciplinary’
Marine Drugs 2.853 Link 22/59 (Q2) in ‘Chemistry, Medicinal’
Materials 2.651 Link 54/259 (Q2) in ‘Materials Science, Multidisciplinary’
Micromachines 1.269 Link 30/56 (Q3) in ‘Instruments & Instrumentation’
60/79 (Q4) in ‘Nanoscience & Nanotechnology’
Molecules 2.416 Link 21/57 (Q2) in ‘Chemistry, Organic’
Nutrients 3.270 Link 21/77 (Q2) in ‘Nutrition & Dietetics’
Polymers 3.681 Link 13/82 (Q1) in ‘Polymer Science’
Remote Sensing 3.180 Link 5/28 (Q1) in ‘Remote Sensing’
Sensors 2.245 Link 31/74 (Q2) in ‘Chemistry, Analytical’
14/28 (Q2) in ‘Electrochemistry’
10/56 (Q1) in ‘Instruments & Instrumentation’
Sustainability 0.942 Link 175/221 (Q4) in ‘Environmental Sciences’
75/100 (Q4) in ‘Environmental Studies’, JCR Social Science Edition
Symmetry 0.826 Link 26/56 (Q2) in ‘Multidisciplinary Sciences’
Toxins 2.938 Link 28/87 (Q2) in ‘Toxicology’
Viruses 3.353 Link 12/33 (Q2) in ‘Virology’
Water 1.428 Link 39/83 (Q2) in ‘Water Resources’

Journals With First Impact Factors

Journal 2014 Impact Factor Details Category Rank
Applied Sciences 1.484 Link 78/157 (Q2) in ‘Chemistry, Multidisciplinary’
138/259 (Q3) in ‘Materials Science, Multidisciplinary’
78/143 (Q3) in ‘Physics, Applied’
Catalysts 2.000 Link 77/139 (Q3) in ‘Chemistry, Physical’
Genes 1.151 Link 144/167 (Q4) in ‘Genetics & Heredity’.
Metals 0.883 Link 31/74 (Q2) in ‘Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering’
192/259 (Q3) in ‘Materials Science, Multidisciplinary’
Minerals 1.000 Link 20/28 (Q3) in ‘Mineralogy’
8/20 (Q2) in ‘Mining & Mineral Processing’
Nanomaterials 2.076 Link 82/259 (Q2) in ‘Materials Science, Multidisciplinary’
41/79 (Q3) in ‘Nanoscience & Nanotechnology’

 

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19 June 2015
Updated Impact Factor for Marine Drugs – 2.853

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The 2014 Impact Factors have been recently released. According to the newly released 2015 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Marine Drugs is 2.853. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.900. Marine Drugs now ranks 22/59 (Q2) in the category ‘Chemistry, Medicinal’.

Evolution of the Marine Drugs Impact Factor:

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19 June 2015
Updated Impact Factor for Water – 1.428

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We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Water. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Water is 1.428. It has risen from 1.291 in the previous year (+10%), as illustrated in the figure below. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 1.751. Water now ranks 39/83 (Q2) in the category ‘Water Resources’.

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19 June 2015
Updated Impact Factor for Toxins – 2.938

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We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Toxins. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Toxins is 2.938. It has risen from 2.480 in the previous year (+18%), as illustrated in the figure below. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.283. Toxins now ranks 28/87 (Q2) in the category ‘Toxicology’.

Evolution of the Toxins Impact Factor:

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19 June 2015
Updated Impact Factor for Remote Sensing – 3.180

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We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Remote Sensing. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Remote Sensing is 3.180. It has risen from 2.623 in the previous year (+21%), as illustrated in the figure below. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.257. Remote Sensing now ranks 5/28 (Q1) in the category ‘Remote Sensing’.

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19 June 2015
Updated Impact Factor for Polymers – 3.681

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We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Polymers. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Polymers is 3.681. It has risen from 2.505 in the previous year (+47%), as illustrated in the figure below. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.904. Polymers now ranks 13/82 (Q1) in the category ‘Polymer Science’.

Evolution of the Polymers Impact Factor:

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19 June 2015
Updated Impact Factor for Forests – 1.449

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We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Forests. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Forests is 1.449. It has risen from 1.139 in the previous year (+27%), as illustrated in the figure below. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 1.738. Forests now ranks 23/65 (Q2) in the category ‘Forestry’.

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19 June 2015
Updated Impact Factor for Energies – 2.072

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We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Energies. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Energies is 2.072. It has risen from 1.602 in the previous year (+29%), as illustrated in the figure below. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 2.436. Energies now ranks 43/88 (Q2) in the category ‘Energy & Fuels’.

Evolution of the Energies Impact Factor:

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19 June 2015
Updated Impact Factor for Materials – 2.651

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We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Materials. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Materials is 2.651. It has risen from 1.879 in the previous year (+41%), as illustrated in the figure below. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.350. Materials now ranks 54/259 (Q1) in the category ‘Materials Science, Multidisciplinary’.

Evolution of the Materials Impact Factor:

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19 June 2015
Updated Impact Factor for Sensors – 2.245

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We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Sensors. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Sensors is 2.245. It has risen from 2.048 in the previous year (+9.6%), as illustrated in the figure below. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 2.474. Sensors now ranks 10/56 (Q1) in the category ‘Instruments & Instrumentation’, 31/74 (Q2) in the category ‘Chemistry, Analytical’ and 14/28 (Q2) in the category ‘Electrochemistry.

Evolution of the Sensors Impact Factor:

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19 June 2015
Updated Impact Factor for Molecules – 2.416

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We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Molecules . According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Molecules is 2.416. It has risen from 2.095 in the previous year (+15%), as illustrated in the figure below. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 2.791. Molecules now ranks 21/57 (Q2) in the category ‘Chemistry, Organic’.

Evolution of the Molecules Impact Factor:

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19 June 2015
Updated Impact Factor for IJMS – 2.862

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We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS). According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for IJMS is 2.862. It has risen from 2.339 in the previous year (+22%), as illustrated in the figure below. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 2.983. IJMS now ranks 134/289 (Q2) in the category ‘Biochemistry & Molecular Biology’ and 45/155 (Q2) in in the category ‘Chemistry, Multidisciplinary’.

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19 June 2015
Membership Established with the Technische Universität Chemnitz and the Anglia Ruskin University

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

Primary authors from the TU Chemnitz will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 June 2015.

Primary authors from the Anglia Ruskin University will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 July 2015.

Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.

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19 June 2015
Updated Impact Factor for Symmetry – 0.826

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We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Symmetry. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Symmetry is 0.826. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 1.192. Symmetry now ranks 26/56 (Q2) in the category ‘Multidisciplinary Sciences’.

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19 June 2015
Updated Impact Factor for Sustainability – 0.942

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The 2014 Impact Factors have been recently released. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Sustainability is 0.942. Sustainability now ranks 175/221 (Q4) in the category ‘Environmental Sciences’.

Evolution of the Sustainability Impact Factor:

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19 June 2015
Updated Impact Factor for Micromachines – 1.269

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The 2014 Impact Factors have been recently released. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Micromachines is 1.269. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 1.627. Micromachines now ranks 30/56 (Q3) in the category ‘Instruments & Instrumentation’ and 60/79 (Q4) in the category ‘Nanoscience & Nanotechnology’.

Evolution of the Micromachines Impact Factor:

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19 June 2015
Updated Impact Factor for Atmosphere – 1.132

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We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Atmosphere. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Atmosphere is 1.132. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 1.409. Atmosphere now ranks 58/77 (Q4) in the category ‘Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences’.

Thomson Reuters have published a Correction Note pertaining to the data that was initially released for Atmosphere. Please note that the correction will not be effective in the JCR® until September this year.

Evolution of the Atmosphere Impact Factor:

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19 June 2015
Updated Impact Factor for Nutrients – 3.270

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We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Nutrients. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Nutrients is 3.270. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.671. Nutrients now ranks 21/77 (Q2) in the category ‘Nutrition & Dietetics’.

Evolution of the Nutrients Impact Factor:

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