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23 May 2024
Transfer Service in MDPI

We are pleased to announce MDPI’s Transfer Service.

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

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

1. Select alternative journals on submission.

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

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

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

22 May 2024
Materials Webinar | Innovations in Silicon–Based Solar Cells, 29 May 2024


Welcome message by the webinar chair Dr. Rabin Basnet:

Join our comprehensive webinar exploring cutting–edge advancements in silicon solar cells and module technology. Our expert panel will delve into various topics, including the latest developments in tunnel oxide passivated contacts, the long–term reliability of high–efficiency silicon modules, and the repair possibility of the backsheets of silicon modules.

Through insightful presentations and discussions, you will gain valuable insights into the latest trends, technologies, and strategies shaping the future of silicon photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Whether you are a researcher from academia or industry, an engineer, or a sustainability enthusiast, this webinar offers a unique opportunity to explore innovative approaches toward building a greener, more resilient future for generations to come.

Welcome message by the webinar chair Dr. Mohamed M. Shehata:

Welcome to our groundbreaking webinar, where we will embark on a journey through the dynamic realm of silicon solar cell technology!

We invite you to contribute to this Special Issue below, dedicated to exploring the latest innovations in silicon solar cell technology. As the world embraces sustainable energy solutions, silicon–based solar cells stand as pillars of reliability and scalability, offering promising avenues for harnessing solar energy.

Throughout this Special Issue, we aim to uncover a plethora of topics, from the enhancement of ingots and wafers to the exploration of advanced cell architectures such as silicon heterojunctions (SHJs) and tunnel oxide passivated contacts (TOPCons). We seek to delve into the intricacies of defect engineering, impurity gettering, and long–term performance reliability, all crucial elements in optimizing the efficiency and durability of silicon solar cells.

Moreover, we eagerly anticipate contributions relating to the burgeoning field of tandem solar cells, where perovskite materials are integrated with silicon to unlock unprecedented potential efficiency. Additionally, we encourage discussions on sustainable practices for managing the end–of–life phase of PV modules, underlining our commitment to circular economy principles within the renewable energy landscape.

As we convene to exchange insights, expertise, and discoveries, we invite researchers, academics, and industry professionals alike to join us in shaping the future of silicon solar cell technology. Together, let us push the boundaries of innovation, propel sustainable energy solutions, and pave the way towards a brighter, greener future for generations to come.

Date: 29 May 2024 at 8:00 a.m. CEST | 2:00 a.m. EDT | 2:00 p.m. CST Asia
Webinar ID: 822 6317 4886
Webinar announcement: https://sciforum.net/event/Materials–13

Register now for free!

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST

Time in CST Asia

Dr. Rabin Basnet and Dr. Mohamed M. Shehata
Chair Introduction

8:00 a.m.–8:10 a.m.

2:00 p.m.–2:10 p.m.

Ms. Anika Gassner
Repair Possibilities for PV Modules with Cracked Backsheets

8:10 a.m.–8:40 a.m.

2:10 p.m.–2:40 p.m.

Dr. Jana–Isabelle Polzin
Preparation of Poly–Si–Based Passivating Contacts for TOPCon Solar Cells

8:40 a.m.–9:10 a.m.

2:40 p.m.–3:10 p.m.

Dr. Heping Shen
High–Efficiency Stable Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cell

9:10 a.m.–9:40 a.m.

3:10 p.m.–3:40 p.m.

Q&A Session

9:40 a.m.–9:55 a.m.

3:40 p.m.–3:55 p.m.

Dr. Rabin Basnet and Dr. Mohamed M. Shehata
Closing of Webinar

9:55 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

3:55 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar.

Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.

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

Webinar Chairs and Keynote Speakers:

  • Rabin Basnet (Chair), School of Engineering, ANU College of Engineering, Computer Science and Cybernetics, The Australian National University, Australia;
  • Mohamed M. Shehata (Chair), School of Engineering, ANU College of Engineering, Computer Science and Cybernetics, The Australian National University, Australia;
  • Anika Gassner, OFI, Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology, Vienna, Austria;
  • Jana–Isabelle Polzin, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Freiburg, Germany;
  • Heping Shen, College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics, The Australian National University, Australia.

Please find the relevant Special Issue at the following link:

Innovations in Silicon–Based Solar Cells
Guest Editors: Dr. Rabin Basnet and Dr. Mohamed M. Shehata
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2024

17 May 2024
Tu Youyou Award—Open for Nominations

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

Prize:

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

Who should be nominated?

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

Who can submit a nomination?

  • Academic research institutes
  • Universities
  • Academic societies

Any personal nominations are not accepted.

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

Required nomination materials:
Nomination Form (Download)

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

Contact:
Tu Youyou Award Team (tuyouyouaward@mdpi.com)

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

16 May 2024
MDPI Romania Author Training Academic Events in April

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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented at the conference:

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

6 May 2024
Materials Webinar | Nanomaterials for Environmental Remediation, 17 May 2024

MDPI would like to invite all experts recognized in their fields to attend the Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) webinar entitled Nanomaterials for Environmental Remediation. The aim of the webinar is to present recent advancements in using nanomaterials for environmental remediation, with a focus on addressing water contamination. It aims to highlight how nanotechnology offers sustainable solutions by developing efficient, selective, and cost-effective nanomaterials for water treatment, ultimately contributing to mitigating the serious global issue of water pollution.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the webinar Nanomaterials for Environmental Remediation.

Title: Nanomaterials for Environmental Remediation
Date: 17 May 2024
Time: 10:30-12:30 (CEST) | 16:30-18:30 (CST Asia)
More information: https://sciforum.net/event/Materials-12

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

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

Register for free:

Program:

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CEST

Time in CST Asia

Dr. Daniela Caschera
Chair Introduction

10:30–10:40 a.m.

04:30–04:40 p.m.

Dr. Maria Rosaria Plutino
Design and Development of Functional Hybrid Materials for Sustainable and Low Environmental Impact Approaches in Water Remediation

10:40–11:00 a.m.

04:40–05:00 p.m.

Dr. Silvia Sfameni
Rational Design of Sustainable Nanotechnological Protective Hybrid Materials for Environmental Preservation

11:00–11.20 a.m.

05:00–05:20 p.m.

Prof. Abeer M. Adel
Use of Biochar as Low Cost, Renewable and Sustainable Adsorbent for Water Remediation

11.20–11:40 a.m.

05:20–05:40 p.m.

Q&A Session

11:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

05:40–06:00 p.m.

Closing of Webinar

12:00–12:10 p.m.

06:00–06:10 p.m.

Relevant Special Issues:
Research Progress in Nanomaterials for Environmental Remediation
Edited by Dr. Daniela Cascher, Dr. Roberta G. Toro and Dr. Maria Rosaria Plutino
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2024

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

2023 Annual Report

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


Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI)

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

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

2023 Top-line MDPI Numbers

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

2023 Open Access Numbers

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

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

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

Download 2023 MDPI Annual Report.
Access 2023 Digital Report.

Impactful Research

Recognizing Scholars – MDPI Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Granted: World Sustainability Awards

Inside MDPI

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

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

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


Claude Seo (MDPI Korea Office Manager, Seoul)

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

Reflecting on his role, Claude shared that he is:

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

Sungkyunkwan University Joins MDPI’s Institutional Open Access Program

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

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

Coming Together for Science

4th MMCS: Harnessing the Power of New Drug Modalities

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


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

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

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

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

Upcoming In-Person Event

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

Find more upcoming MDPI events here.

Organize Your Event with MDPI’s Sciforum

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

Closing Thoughts

A Report from the Future – STM US Annual Conference 2024


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

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

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

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

Launch of STM Trends 2028 Panel

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

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

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

Memorial Park in Washington, DC

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

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

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

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


Sungkyunkwan University Joins MDPI’s Institutional Open Access Program

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

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


MDPI CEO Visits Seoul, Korea

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

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

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

For further inquiries, please contact our Seoul office directly.


About MDPI

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

24 April 2024
Materials 2024 Exceptional Reviewers List


We are thrilled to share the updated Exceptional Reviewers List 2024. This program was designed to recognize and honor the scholars who have delivered consistently exceptional review reports to our journal. Committed to fostering rigorous research and promoting knowledge exchange, the journal Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) recognizes the significant role our reviewers play in maintaining the quality and integrity of the articles we publish. According to recent surveys conducted in 2023, 91% of our authors rate the peer-review service as good or excellent, thanks to our pool of excellent reviewers.

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

The Exceptional Reviewers List was introduced in March 2024. Each quarter, we will select a group of outstanding reviewers and introduce them here.

Q1:

  • Name: Dr. Zhifu Zhao
    Affiliation: Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    Interest: fracture; molecular dynamics simulation; dislocations; twinning; crack propagation; crack initiation; vibration; nonlinear dynamics; nanocrystalline metals
  • Name: Dr. Thomas Gietzelt
    Affiliation: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Interest: joining technologies; diffusion bonding; laser welding; materials technology; materials diagnostics; application of new materials; corrosion phenomena
  • Name: Dr. Krystian Zyguła
    Affiliation: AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland
    Interest: metal forming; hot deformation; microstructure; titanium alloys; processing maps; additive manufacturing; composites; properties
  • Name: Dr. Mauro Taborelli
    Affiliation: European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland
    Interest: molybdenum coatings; surface analysis; secondary electron yield
  • Name: Dr. Ilias Stavrakas
    Affiliation: University of West Attica, Athens, Greece
    Interest: electrical circuits; electrical and electronic measurement technologies; measuring systems and devices; integrated measurement systems; non-destructive testing of materials; electrical characterization of materials

15 April 2024
Interview with Dr. Yang Yu—Winner of the Materials 2024 Best Paper Award


All papers published in 2022 in Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) were considered for this award. After a thorough evaluation of the originality and significance of the papers, citations, and downloads, the winner was selected:

“Back-Propagation Neural Network Optimized by K-Fold Cross-Validation for Prediction of Torsional Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beam”
by Zhaoqiu Lyu, Yang Yu, Bijan Samali, Maria Rashidi, Masoud Mohammadi, Thuc N. Nguyen and Andy Nguyen
Materials 2022, 15(4), 1477; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15041477
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/4/1477

The winners will receive CHF 300 and a chance to publish a paper free of charge after peer review in Materials in 2024.

Dr. Yang Yu is currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia. His research focuses on (1) sustainable construction materials, (2) digital transformation of civil infrastructure, and (3) smart materials for resilient structures. He has authored or co-authored over 120 journal articles that are indexed in the Web of Science, including eight ESI Highly Cited Papers and six ESI Hot Papers. Dr. Yu is serving as an Associate Editor for the journal Frontiers in Materials. Additionally, he has been included consecutively in the World's Top 2% Scientists list since 2022, published by Elsevier and developed by scientists from Stanford University, USA.

The following is an interview with Dr. Yang Yu:

1. Could you please briefly introduce the main content of the winning paper? 
This paper introduces a novel approach for predicting the torsional strength of reinforced concrete (RC) beams by combining the advantages of the genetic algorithm (GA) and neural networks, specifically using a BP neural network optimized with K-fold cross-validation. This method addresses the challenge of limited sample size in conventional prediction methods by leveraging machine learning to enhance prediction accuracy. The study employs various metrics such as RMSE, MAE, MSE, MAPE, and R2 to evaluate the performance of the proposed model. A comparative analysis with existing empirical formulas from design codes demonstrates the enhanced prediction capability of the BP neural network after optimization with K-fold cross-validation and the GA, suggesting its potential for practical application in the optimal design of RC beams.

2. What is your current research and why did you choose this research field? 
My current research focuses on sustainable construction materials, an area I chose due to its critical importance in addressing environmental challenges and promoting sustainable development within the construction industry. As global awareness of environmental issues grows, the need for sustainable practices in all sectors, including construction, becomes increasingly paramount. This field offers the opportunity to innovate and develop materials that not only reduce the environmental footprint of construction projects but also enhance efficiency, durability, and cost-effectiveness. By exploring alternative materials, recycling waste products, and improving existing material sustainability, my research aims to contribute to building practices that are more in harmony with our environment. The potential for a significant positive impact on both the industry and the planet is what drives my passion and commitment to this area of study.

3. What appealed to you about our journal that made you want to submit your paper? What benefits do you think authors can gain when publishing their articles in Materials?
Publishing in Materials not only offers authors a broad and interdisciplinary platform to showcase their work but also significantly boosts the research’s visibility and impact through its inclusion in prestigious databases, such as Web of Science and Scopus. This can lead to higher citation rates, amplifying the influence of the research in the field. The journal's commitment to open access is a pivotal advantage, providing unrestricted global access to the research, which enhances its dissemination and engagement potential across the scientific community and beyond. Furthermore, the rigorous peer review process ensures the credibility and quality of the published work, affirming its contribution to the field of materials science. The journal's efficient publication timeline ensures that cutting-edge research is shared promptly, keeping pace with the rapid advancement in materials science. Moreover, exposure to a diverse audience fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation, potentially leading to new research avenues and applications.

4. We are an open access journal. How do you think open access impacts the authors?
Open access significantly benefits authors by enhancing the visibility and accessibility of their research, ensuring wider dissemination across disciplines and beyond the academic community, which can lead to increased citations and a broader impact. It facilitates compliance with funding mandates that require open dissemination of research findings, fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and public engagement. While open access shifts publication costs to authors in the form of article processing charges (APCs), institutions and funders often cover these expenses, recognizing the value of open and accessible research. Thus, open access presents a compelling model for authors looking to maximize the reach and influence of their work in the scientific community and the broader public sphere.

15 April 2024
Meet Us at the 12th World Biomaterials Congress (WBC 2024), 26–31 May 2024, Daegu, Korea


MDPI will attend the 12th World Biomaterials Congress (WBC 2024) as an exhibitor. We invite researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest ideas with us.

The WBC is a large-scale academic conference supported by the IUSBSE, a global association in the field of biomaterials. The 12th World Biomaterials Congress will attract more than 4,000 participants from all over the world. Participating experts can gather and share the latest information and knowledge in the diverse areas within biomaterials research.

The following MDPI journals will be represented at the conference:

If you are planning to attend the above conference, please do not hesitate to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.wbc2024.com/.

10 April 2024
Materials 2025 Travel Award—Open for Applications

We are pleased to announce that Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) will grant the 2025 Travel Award to two junior scientists. Applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee of senior scholars from the Materials Editorial Board.

This award provides financial support for the winners to attend an international conference in the field of materials science and engineering to be held in 2025 to hold a presentation, present a poster, or both.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Postdoctoral fellows or Ph.D. students;
  • Plans to attend an international conference in 2025 (oral presentation or poster).

Required Application Documents:

  • Information about the conference the applicant is planning to attend and the abstract that will be submitted;
  • Curriculum vitae and list of publications;
  • Justification letter describing the focus of the research (max. 800 words);
  • Letter of recommendation from the supervisor, research director, or department head, which also confirms the applicant’s status as a postdoctoral fellow/Ph.D. student.

The winners (two awardees) will each be awarded CHF 800 and an electronic certificate.

Please submit your applications for the Materials 2025 Travel Award online by 30 October 2024. Prizes will be awarded at the end of December 2024 and announced on the Materials website.

Materials Editorial Office

10 April 2024
Meet Us at the 2024 Spring Meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS), 27–31 May 2024, Strasbourg, France

The 2024 Spring Meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) will be held from 27 to 31 May 2024, in Strasbourg, France. The conference is organized by the European Materials Research Society and Foundation Jean-Marie Lehn.

The conference will focus on the following:

  • Vascular disorders;
  • Decarbonized energy and sustainability;
  • Materials for human well-being;
  • Two-dimensional materials and surfaces: synthesis, characterization, and perspectives;
  • Advanced characterization of materials;
  • Materials sciences for cultural heritage;
  • Electronics, magnetics, and photonics.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person at booth #27 and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://www.european-mrs.com/meetings/2024-spring-meeting.

3 April 2024
Meet Us at the 8th National Congress of Magnetic Materials and Devices, 12–14 April 2024, Hangzhou, China


Conference: 8th National Congress of Magnetic Materials and Devices
Date: 12–14 April 2024
Location: Hangzhou, China 

MDPI will attend the 8th National Congress of Magnetic Materials and Devices as an exhibitor. We invite researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest ideas with us. 

The 8th National Congress of Magnetic Materials and Devices aims to gather domestic scientific and technological workers and industrial units to discuss the focus, hot spots, frontiers, and key common scientific issues in the field, share the latest results, explore basic research ideas and priority development directions, and promote technological progress and industrialization. Collaborate, grasp scientific research and industry development trends, and promote industry–university–research cooperation and leapfrog development. 

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are planning to attend this conference, please do not hesitate to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: http://www.c-nmaterial.com.cn/index.php.

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


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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented at the conference:

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

2 April 2024
MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter #10 - South Korea, IWD, U2A, Japan

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

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


Opening Thoughts


Left to right: Dr. Jisuk Kang (Scientific Officer, MDPI), Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI), and Dr. Giulia Stefenelli (Chair of Scientific Office Board, MDPI), during media meetings at Prain Agency office in Seoul, South Korea.

Visit to Seoul, South Korea

During my recent visit to South Korea, I had the privilege of meeting various stakeholders, including representatives of government, research institutions, and academia, to understand their needs and communicate MDPI’s commitment to accessible science. Accompanied by my colleagues Dr. Giulia Stefenelli and Dr. Jisuk Kang, I engaged with the Korean scientific community, which is increasingly embracing open access (OA).

As the leading OA publisher in South Korea, MDPI is trusted by local authors and in 2023 enjoyed an approximately 30% share of the OA market. South Korea ranks sixth globally for MDPI in terms of research papers submitted and published.

MDPI and South Korea by Numbers

As at 30 March, over 76,000 MDPI articles have been authored by individuals affiliated with Korean institutions. We have over 1,800 active editorial board members (EBMs) from South Korea, with more than 880 EBMs having an H-index between 26 and 50, including 10 serving as Chief Editors.

“South Korea is the sixth-largest contributor to our total publications”

Over the past five years (2019–2023), nearly 120,000 authors affiliated with South Korean institutes have published with MDPI. Specifically in 2023, we received approximately 25,000 submissions from South Korean authors, publishing close to 13,000 articles, resulting in a rejection rate of 47.4%, which is not far below MDPI’s overall rejection rate of 56.4% in 2023.

Institutional Partnerships with South Korea

I am pleased to share that MDPI has more than 825 institutional partnerships worldwide, with 12 in South Korea, including Kyunghee University, Chung-Ang University, and Inha University, among others.


Left to right: Dr. Jisuk Kang (Scientific Officer, MDPI), Dr. Giulia Stefenelli (Chair of Scientific Office Board, MDPI), and Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI) fielding media questions at Prain PR Agency office in Seoul, South Korea.

Over the past three years (2021–2023), we have had some of the most prestigious academic universities ranked among the top 10 Korean institutions publishing with MDPI. Seoul National University had the highest number of publications with MDPI during those three years, publishing nearly 6,000 papers. Universities such as Korea University and Yonsei University also rank among the top 10 Korean institutions publishing with MDPI.

MDPI Hosts Seminar for Academia and Media

As the world’s leading OA publisher, MDPI is actively democratizing science. This is reflected in the seminars we hosted on 21 March to address questions about our editorial processes and ethical standards. The visit garnered media coverage, reflecting our mission to providing high-quality services and fostering open dialogue in the community.

“MDPI is actively democratizing science”

MDPI in the News


Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI) leading a seminar on OA and MDPI at Prain PR Agency office in Seoul, South Korea.

Media coverage generated by our visit to Seoul included the following stories:

“Open access is an unstoppable trend…it will lead the development of the knowledge ecosystem.”

“Papers that the public needs, anyone can use quickly… low-quality publishing is a misunderstanding.”

I greatly appreciate the contributions of everyone who took the time to meet with us, share their stories, and hold us accountable for continuing to provide high-quality publishing services while identifying areas for improvement. I am also excited to announce that we have opened an MDPI office in Seoul and will release a press release on MDPI.com, with details, by the end April 2024. The purpose of the office is to establish a local presence to connect with and support the South Korean academic community through institutional partnerships, conferences, author workshops, stakeholder communications, and more.

Impactful Research

Featured Articles on Women’s Leadership and Healthcare

In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March 2024), MDPI curated a collection of research articles on various topics, including women’s leadership, reproductive health, preventive healthcare, and a selection of articles from our journal Women.

Women’s Leadership

Women’s Reproductive Health

Women’s Preventive Healthcare

Featured Articles in MDPI Journal Women

Below are a few articles from Women, our journal focused on women’s health, the social determinants of health, and the healthcare system that serves women. The aim of Women is to encourage academics to publish their experimental and theoretical results in detail, to aid reproducibility, and in an engaging style, to aid comprehensibility.

Inside MDPI

 

Championing Women’s Healthcare and Access to Healthcare Information

MDPI colleagues from our offices joined in celebrating #IWD2024. In doing so, we emphasized key missions that encompass:

  • Empowering women to assume leadership and decision-making roles in both business and science.
  • Helping women and girls make informed decisions about their health.
  • Recruiting and developing female talent and fostering inclusive workplace environments.

“We are thrilled to recognize the accomplishments of women scientists”

I am proud to see our colleagues enthusiastically supporting the International Women’s Day call to ‘Inspire Inclusion!’ The heart-hands in the collage below symbolize our appreciation of the achievements of women researchers and the recognition of the trailblazers who have courageously made a mark on societies past and present.

We are thrilled to recognize the accomplishments of women scientists through our many MDPI awards and by highlighting success stories. As inspirational figures, female scientists are paving the way for the next generation of women aspiring to pursue careers in engineering, life sciences, computing, and various other STEM fields.

“I consider myself lucky because I work with incredibly talented women who inspire me every day.”
– Dr. Alessandra Pasut, Winner of MDPI's ‘Biology 2023 Young Investigator Award’

“It’s really important to find a supportive and enabling environment in which to do your science; it would have a big impact on you as a person and on your scientific outputs.”
– Dr. Rhea Longley, Winner of the ‘Pathogens 2023 Young Investigator Award’

Open-access publishing, in particular, allows early-career women researchers to share their work more widely, potentially attracting mentorship opportunities and collaborations. This support is crucial for career development and advancement.

Coming Together for Science

MDPI Joins United2Act in Collective Fight to Stop Paper Mills

In my February 2024 CEO Letter, I highlighted some of our recent initiatives aimed at bolstering our commitment to research integrity, including joining the STM Integrity Hub and expanding our Research Integrity and Publication Ethics team (RIPE). Continuing our efforts in coming together for science, I am pleased to share our participation in the United2Act initiative.

The text below is taken from our official announcement:

United2Act represents an international group of stakeholders in the publishing industry committed to addressing the collective challenge posed to research integrity by paper mills.

Scientists and academic publishers have increasingly noted the alarming proliferation of paper mills, recognized as fraudulent entities seeking to manipulate the publication process for financial profit. These entities engage in fraudulent practices such as falsifying or fabricating data, selling co-authorship of fake papers, manipulating peer review, and including inappropriate citations. These actions pose a significant threat to the integrity of the scholarly record, prompting widespread concern among those involved in the academic community.

MDPI has been actively contributing to combat the undermining of the scientific record. Our editors employ a set of tools to detect potential ethical breaches within a manuscript and to tackle the issue of fake papers.

United2Act’s consensus statement is the outcome of a virtual summit held in May 2023. It involved the participation of research bodies, publishers, researchers/sleuths, universities, and publishing infrastructure from 15 countries and resulted in a Consensus Statement outlining five key areas of action for all stakeholders:

  • Education and awareness
  • Improve post-publication corrections
  • Facilitate and organise research on paper mills
  • Enable the development of trust markers
  • Facilitate dialogue between stakeholders

MDPI is committed to promoting transparency and integrity in scholarly publishing and is continuing to work closely with the scientific community toward this goal.

Closing Thoughts


Left to right: Ryo Hirayama (Marketing Specialist, MDPI), Takashi Sasabe (Marketing Specialist, MDPI), Dr. Giulia Stefenelli (Chair of Scientific Office Board, MDPI), Dr. Izumi Yamamoto (Marketing Manager, MDPI), and Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI), at MDPI’s office in Tokyo, Japan.

Visit to Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan

In March, I had the opportunity to visit our Tokyo office and engage with stakeholders in Tokyo and Kyoto. During the visit, I also recorded a video message to welcome Japanese scholars working with MDPI and to highlight our operations in Japan.

We held meetings with Editors-in-Chief, librarians, scholars, and external consultants to gather feedback on our efforts to enhance our reputation and explore additional steps we can take in that direction. Japan's rich cultural heritage, characterized by tradition, respect, and formality, provided valuable insights into meeting the publishing needs specific to Japan.

Japan’s Open Access statistics

Over the years, we have seen a shift from subscription-only to gold OA publishing in Japan, despite the lack of an official mandate. Here are some statistics:

  • 2012: 68% of articles were subscription-only, 6% were green Open Access, and 8% were gold Open Access.
  • 2016: 55% of articles were subscription-only, 6% were green Open Access, and 20% were gold Open Access.
  • 2022: 43% of articles were subscription-only, 7% were green Open Access, and 39% were gold Open Access.

To learn more about the history of OA in Japan as well as about future trends, please read this blog post.

“Japan is the ninth-largest contributor to our total publications”


Left to right: Stefan Tochev (CEO, MDPI), Dr. Izumi Yamamoto (Marketing Manager, MDPI), and Dr. Giulia Stefenelli (Chair of Scientific Office Board, MDPI) visiting Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan.

MDPI and Japan by Numbers

As at 1 April, over 50,000 MDPI articles have been authored by scholars affiliated with Japanese institutions, making the country the ninth-largest contributor to our total publications. Over the past three years (2020–2023), nearly 90,000 authors affiliated with Japanese institutes have published with MDPI, and we have collaborated with over 4,600 Guest Editors from Japan.

In 2023, we published over 8,200 papers from authors associated with Japanese institutions. MDPI collaborates with 41 institutional partnerships in Japan, including the University of Tokyo, Hokkaido University, and Nagoya University. We have over 2,100 active EBMs from Japan, more than 1,050 EBMs having an H-index between 26 and 50, including 13 serving as Editors-in-Chief.

General Feedback – a side note

A general takeaway from our discussions with stakeholders from around the world is that negative perceptions of MDPI often stem from misinformation, misconceptions, or misunderstandings about MDPI and our practices. While we acknowledge our mistakes and work diligently to address them, maintaining a strong editorial procedure and robust peer-review process, I find that educating stakeholders about our how we do what we do and our ongoing improvements tends to help shift opinions.

That said, we recognize the importance of addressing individual concerns. We take feedback seriously and are continuously working to get better while not compromising the core principles that millions of authors appreciate about MDPI.

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

25 March 2024
Materials 2024 Best Paper Awards—Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Materials 2024 Best Paper Awards. All the papers published in Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) in 2022 were considered. After evaluating the originality and significance of the papers, citations and download data, six articles and six reviews were selected.

First Prize: CHF 500, an electronic certificate, and a chance to publish a paper free of charge in Materials in 2024.

Article:
Antenna Characteristics of Helical Coil with 2.45 GHz Semiconductor Microwave for Microwave-Enhanced Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (MW-LIBS)
by Yuji Ikeda, Yoshihiko Hirata, Joey Kim Soriano and Ikuo Wakaida
Materials 2022, 15(8), 2851; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15082851

Review:
Solid Lubrication at High-Temperatures—A Review
by Rahul Kumar, Irina Hussainova, Ramin Rahmani and Maksim Antonov
Materials 2022, 15(5), 1695; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15051695

Second Prize: CHF 300, an electronic certificate and a chance to publish a paper free of charge in Materials in 2024.

Articles:
EIS Characterization of Ti Alloys in Relation to Alloying Additions of Ta
by Pedro P. Socorro-Perdomo, Néstor R. Florido-Suárez, Julia C. Mirza-Rosca and Mircea Vicentiu Saceleanu
Materials 2022, 15(2), 476; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15020476

Back-Propagation Neural Network Optimized by K-Fold Cross-Validation for Prediction of Torsional Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beam
by Zhaoqiu Lyu, Yang Yu, Bijan Samali, Maria Rashidi, Masoud Mohammadi, Thuc N. Nguyen and Andy Nguyen
Materials 2022, 15(4), 1477; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15041477

Reviews:
Additive Manufacturing of Biomaterials—Design Principles and Their Implementation
by Mohammad J. Mirzaali, Vahid Moosabeiki, Seyed Mohammad Rajaai, Jie Zhou and Amir A. Zadpoor
Materials 2022, 15(15), 5457; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15155457

Root Causes and Mechanisms of Failure of Wind Turbine Blades: Overview
by Leon Mishnaevsky, Jr.
Materials 2022, 15(9), 2959; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15092959

Third Prize: CHF 200, an electronic certificate and a chance to publish a paper free of charge in Materials in 2024.

Articles:
Chirality in the Solid State: Chiral Crystal Structures in Chiral and Achiral Space Groups
by Gerhard H. Fecher, Jürgen Kübler and Claudia Felser
Materials 2022, 15(17), 5812; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15175812

Strength Properties of 316L and 17-4 PH Stainless Steel Produced with Additive Manufacturing
by Slawomir Kedziora, Thierry Decker, Elvin Museyibov, Julian Morbach, Steven Hohmann, Adrian Huwer and Michael Wahl
Materials 2022, 15(18), 6278; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15186278

Hydroxyapatite Coating on Ti-6Al-7Nb Alloy by Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation in Salt-Based Electrolyte
by Avital Schwartz, Alexey Kossenko, Michael Zinigrad, Yosef Gofer, Konstantin Borodianskiy and Alexander Sobolev
Materials 2022, 15(20), 7374; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15207374

Reviews:
Photovoltaic Cell Generations and Current Research Directions for Their Development
by Justyna Pastuszak and Paweł Węgierek
Materials 2022, 15(16), 5542; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15165542

Magnesium-Based Alloys Used in Orthopedic Surgery
by Iulian Antoniac, Marian Miculescu, Veronica Mănescu (Păltânea), Alexandru Stere, Pham Hong Quan, Gheorghe Păltânea, Alina Robu and Kamel Earar
Materials 2022, 15(3), 1148; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15031148

Surface Engineering of Nanomaterials with Polymers, Biomolecules, and Small Ligands for Nanomedicine
by Ana M. Díez-Pascual
Materials 2022, 15(9), 3251; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15093251

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the Materials 2024 Best Paper Award. We would also like to thank all our authors for their continued support of Materials.

Materials Editorial Office

20 March 2024
Meet Us at the International Conference on Magnetism 2024 (ICM 2024), 30 June–5 July 2024, Bologna, Italy


Conference: International Conference on Magnetism 2024 (ICM 2024)
Date: 30 June–5 July 2024
Location: Bologna, Italy

MDPI will be attending ICM 2024 as an exhibitor. We invite researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest ideas with us.

ICM is the largest conference of the magnetism community worldwide and is associated with IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) and its group C9-Magnetism. It covers the whole area of magnetism, from fundamental research to advanced applications. The success of the ICM 2024 conference will reflect the resilience and excellence of the entire magnetism community and the importance of the ICM conference series.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are planning to attend this conference, please do not hesitate to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.icm2024.org/.

15 March 2024
Interview with Dr. Valeryia Kasneryk—Winner of the Materials 2024 Travel Award

We wish to congratulate Dr. Valeryia Kasneryk on winning the Materials 2024 Travel Award. Dr. Kasneryk is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Germany. Her research focuses on investigating and applying porous and nanoporous materials.

The following is the interview with Dr. Valeryia Kasneryk:

1. Can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers and tell us a little bit about your fields of interest?
The 14 years of my scientific career have been always connected with the investigation and application of porous and nanoporous materials. Regarding my educational/professional career, I obtained my master's degree in the program of double diploma between Moscow State University (Russia) and Chimie ParisTech (France) in 2014. After that, I graduated with my Ph.D. study in 2018 on the base of the Czech Academy of Science (Czech Republic). My research project was devoted to the chemistry of molecular sieves with a special focus on the synthesis of novel crystalline nanomaterials. In 2021, I joined the Institute of Surface Science in Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon as a postdoctoral researcher in the frame of the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship. My current project is focused on the development of novel nanocontainers for corrosion protection based on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).

2. Where do you obtain journal award participation information?
I obtain this information on the web page of Materials journal.

3. How did winning this award impact your career, and what do you hope to do?
Winning the Materials 2024 Travel Award is a great honor for me. With the support of the Materials 2024 Travel Award, I am planning to participate in the 9th International Conference on Metal–Organic Framework and Open Framework Compounds, one of the most important international conferences in the area of MOF materials. Participation in this high-level event is a great chance for me to promote my investigations as well as to meet personally the greatest scientists around the world working with MOFs.

4. During the conference, will you pay attention to the promotion of a journal during the presentation of the participants?
Yes, I will! Moreover, I am planning to promote the Materials Travel Award, as it represents a great opportunity for young scientists.

5. What is your opinion of the open access model of publishing?
From my point of view, science should be open and accessible to everyone! In this context, open access publishing represents a win-win option, as readers can gain knowledge and authors disseminate their results.

6. Have you had difficulties to overcome in your work? How did you approach those situations?
Difficulties in work come regularly. But I follow the rule “never give up and be optimistic” and a solution will be found!

14 March 2024
Interview with Ms. Ana Isabel Carreiro Furtado—Winner of the Materials 2024 Travel Award

We congratulate Ms. Ana Isabel Carreiro Furtado on winning the Materials 2024 Travel Award. Ms. Furtado is a Ph.D. student at NOVA School of Science and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal. Her research is focused on the development of high-affinity polymers for biomolecule recognition using green strategies.

The following is an interview with Ms. Ana Isabel Carreiro Furtado:

1. Can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers and tell us a little bit about your fields of interest?
I am a young researcher in sustainable chemistry, specializing in the development of hybrid materials for catalysis and biopurification. I have a master's degree in chemical and biochemical engineering, and I am currently in the final year of my Ph.D., conducting research in collaboration with the CleanMIPTech Group at the Associated Laboratory for Green Chemistry (LAQV) at Nova School of Science and Technologies (NOVA SST), the Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences (iBB), and the Institute for Health and Bioeconomy (i4HB) at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon (IST/UL), in Portugal. The main focus of my Ph.D. is the development of green, high-affinity, and cost-effective biorecognition polymeric materials, such as molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) and dendrimers, for biomolecules. These innovative materials are synthesized using sustainable technologies to address the limitations associated with conventional biopurification materials, including high costs, low efficiency, limited specificity, and scalability challenges. My research interests lie at the intersection of green chemistry, materials science, and engineering, particularly in developing new devices for biopurification. I am particularly interested in utilizing green technologies such as supercritical carbon dioxide and mechanochemistry to synthesize functional polymeric materials with applications in biosensors and separation devices. Additionally, I am exploring molecular imprinting techniques and computational modeling as a multidisciplinary approach to design and characterize these affinity materials.

2. How did winning this award impact your career, and what do you hope to do?
Winning the Materials 2024 Travel Award had a significant impact on my career by providing me with the opportunity to present my latest research findings on sustainable technologies and their contribution to the design of affinity materials. This will be achieved through my participation in the 12th International Conference on Molecular Imprinting (MIP2024), where I will deliver an oral presentation on “Metal-based Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Development toward L-Leucine using Supercritical CO2 technology for Bio-applications: Rational design using Molecular Dynamics”. This conference, focusing on molecular modeling of MIP systems, synthesis and characterizations of imprinted materials, and their applications in bio-devices such as sensing devices, separation processes, and catalysis, perfectly aligns with the goals of my Ph.D. work. Attending MIP2024 will not only provid me with an opportunity to show my work but will also allow me to engage with international experts in the field. This networking opportunity will be crucial as I am in the final stages of my Ph.D. and seeking collaborations. These connections and partnerships could potentially shape my future professional career.

3. During the conference, will you pay attention to promoting the journal during the presentation of the participants?
Yes, absolutely! As a driven researcher with a keen interest in leveraging chemistry, material science, and technology for sustainable solutions, I am deeply aligned with the goals of the Materials. Therefore, I will pay attention to promoting the journal during my presentation at the conference. Supporting and promoting avenues that facilitate the dissemination of research in these fields is essential for advancing knowledge and fostering collaboration toward future material development.

4. What qualities do you think young scientists need?
In my opinion and according to my experience, young scientists need resilience, as science often involves encountering failure and setbacks. The ability to learn from mistakes and persist in facing challenges is essential. Critical thinking skills are also essential to analyze information rigorously and conduct high-quality research, as well as good management planning to carry out tasks and consider if investing time in a given project is valuable. Thirdly, courage is necessary for young scientists to share their ideas with the scientific community and seek researchers who can help and contribute with new knowledge. Therefore, communication skills are also crucial for sharing research findings with both peers and the wider audience. Finally, young scientists should possess a willingness to embrace new opportunities, projects, and collaborations, be open to teamwork, and improve their interdisciplinary skills.

5. As the winner of this award, is there anything you would like to express?
I am deeply honored and grateful for this recognition. I extend my heartfelt thanks to the selection committee for their confidence in my work and for providing me with this opportunity. This award provides invaluable support that will allow me to participate in MIP2024, which I believe will be crucial for my professional career. I would also like to extend my gratitude to my supervisors, mainly Dr. Raquel Viveiros, for encouraging me to apply for this award and all the partners involved in my Ph.D. work. The people involved in my Ph.D. have not only enriched my academic experience but have also empowered me to push the boundaries of knowledge and pursue excellence in my research.

8 March 2024
Interview with Dr. Claudio Testani—Winner of the Materials 2023 Outstanding Reviewer Award

Dr. Claudio Testani, after his master’s in structural aerospace engineering, was awarded his Ph.D. in material engineering from the University of Rome TorVergata, Italy, in 2006 under the supervision of Prof. Montanari. He holds a habilitation in metallurgy and is a member of the Ph.D. industrial engineering scientific board of TorVergata University.  For over 26 years, he has worked in the Centro Sviluppo Materiali SpA, the main Italian Research Centre for metallurgy and related processes. In 2015, he took on the responsibility of Research and Development of an Italian SME, working in aerospace metallic manufacturing. Finally, in 2017, he returned to research as a technical director of CALEF, a public–private research consortium. Furthermore, he is an expert team member of the Italian Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE) for Cluster 4 in the Horizon Europe Programme.

His research field comprises the development of ODS structural steels, titanium and aluminium technologies and characterisations, and Ti-metal matrix composite materials. He is an active reviewer and is the author of eight international patents. He invented the hot radial pressing process for divertors in collaboration with ENEA, published more than 100 papers in international journals, has an h-index of 15, and has given numerous oral presentations and invited talks at international conferences.

Interests: titanium and aluminium alloys; ODS steels; powder metallurgy; additive manufacturing; relaxation, fatigue, and creep; characterisation of metals; rolling; extrusion superplastic forging and HIP processes

We hope you enjoy this interview with Dr. Claudio Testani.

1. Could you give a brief introduction of yourself for our readers?
As I mentioned in my biographical statement, I’m currently focused on both managing research projects and supporting industries looking for opportunities in the Horizon Europe Cluster4 programme. I also really enjoy teaching light alloys at the Ph.D. school of TorVergata University.

2. What is your current research area and why did you choose this research field?
I am currently working on special materials for extreme environments, such as structural ODS steels for improving creep resistance including for solar plants. My preferred field remains Ti-MMCs development with the help of additive manufacturing technologies and post-treatment cycles’ design through hot isostatic pressing; I’m working in collaboration with Dr. Barbieri of ENEA.

3. Which research topics do you think will be of particular interest to the research community in the coming years?
The need for energy saving and higher performance materials will mean materials must be lighter and stronger. Hybrid-metallic materials are obtained with even more complex manufacturing processes. Additive manufacturing will become more integrated in manufacturing processes: glass metals, intermetallics, new polymers for high temperatures, and nanostructured materials and hybrid composites. 

4. What qualities do you think young scientists need?
Curiosity is a must. Then, perseverance, some adaptability for positive team working, a desire to learn, and resilience. A further factor in success is being lucky in finding a good group of colleagues with great communication and collaboration skills.

5. If you have the opportunity, will you actively apply to attend academic conferences? What do you think you can learn from participating in conferences that is different from working in a lab?
I have attended many academic conferences and even served as an active member in organizing committees. In-person participation in international conferences is a wonderful opportunity for idea exchange and network building for fostering collaboration and common research interests.

6. What do you think are the main criteria that should be taken seriously in the process of reviewing manuscripts?
First of all, be sure to have skills in the field, not only theoretically, but also with some lab experience. Then an open-minded approach is important, letting go of any bias that could cloud your judgement. The paper should be clear, with a robust methodology, and then use guidelines for a good reviewing process.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts


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

MDPI’s Impact on Romania

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


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

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

Romania ranks as a top 20 contributing country.

The Numbers: 2019–2023

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

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

Institutional Open Access Programs

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

Our growth and presence in Romania are a true testament.

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


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

Impactful Research

MDPI Joins the STM Integrity Hub

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

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

Joris van Rossum, Director of Research Integrity, STM

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

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

Inside MDPI

MDPI Expands Research Integrity and Publication Ethics Team (RIPE)

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

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

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


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

Introducing our Research Integrity and Publication Ethics Team

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

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

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

Quality Updates to Special Issues Oversight

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

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

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

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Coming Together for Science

Viruses 2024 – A World of Viruses

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

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

Recap on the #Viruses2024 Conference

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming In-Person Event

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

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

Find more upcoming MDPI events here.


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Closing Thoughts

Researcher to Reader (R2R) Conference

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

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

R2R Peer Review Innovations Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

29 February 2024
Meet Us at TMS 2024 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, 3–7 March 2024, Orlando, Florida, USA


A range of MDPI journals will be attending the TMS 2024 Annual Meeting & Exhibition from 3 to 7 March 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida, USA.

The TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition brings together more than 4,000 engineers, scientists, business leaders, and other professionals in the fields of minerals, metals, and materials for a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary exchange of technical knowledge.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to drop by our booth and start a conversation with us. We look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit https://www.tms.org/TMS2024/Home/, or contact the Materials Editorial Office at materials@mdpi.com or the Metals Editorial Office at metals@mdpi.com.

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


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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

31 January 2024
Acknowledgment of the Reviewers of Materials in 2023

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

In 2023, Materials received 27,759 review reports, from 14,902 reviewers. This past year, we worked with reviewers from 119 countries and regions, reflecting the diversity in our collaboration with research communities. Their dedication shapes scholarly discourse and advances global research. The editorial team expresses gratitude for the vital role played by each reviewer in the Materials family throughout 2023, and we look forward to their continued support in 2024.

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

A. Yu. Vasil’kov, Alexander Luciano, Giorgio
Aabdin, Zainul Lucío, María Isabel
Aamir, Muhammad Ludovichetti, Francesco Saverio
Aarão Reis, Fábio D. A. Luévano-Hipólito, Edith
Aarif, K. Muhammed Lui, Eric
Ababei, Gabriel Luisa Grilli, Maria
Abbas, Manzar Lukacs, Janos
Abbas, Muhammad Mujtaba Lukács, Peter
Abbas, Syed Muzahir Łukaszek-Sołek, Aneta
Abbas, Yassir Łukaszewicz, Andrzej
Abd Ur Rahman, Hafiz Muhammad Lukin, Alexander
Abdalla, Ehab Lukinac, Jasmina
Abdalla, Hassan Lukoševičius, Vaidas
Abdel-Fatah, Mona A. Łukowski, Paweł
Abdel-Fattah, Essam Lukoyanov, Alexey
Abdelgader, Hakim Lukyanenko, Dmitry
Abdel-Hamed, Mohamed Luminita, Fritea
Abdel-Jaber, Mu'tasime Lundin, Sean-Thomas Bourne
Abd-Elkader, Omar Lung, Christie Ying Kei
Abdellah, Mohammed Lungu, Magdalena Valentina
Abd-Elnaiem, Alaa Luo, Wen
Abdel-Rahman, Gomaa Nour Eldein Lutic, Doina
Abdelrhman, Yasser Lvov, Vladislav
Abdelsalam, Bassam Lychagina, Tatiana
Abdelsattar, Abdallah S. M. S. Medeiros, Anderson
Abdo, Hany M., Nagamadhu
Abdul Manaf, Shareena Fairuz Ma, Aiyuan
Abdulagatov, Ilmutdin M. Ma, Baisheng
Abdulazeez, Ismail Ma, Chung Ting
Abdulhameed, Ali Ma, Guangjin
Abdullah, Norli Ma, Shao-Chun
Abid, Sallal R. Ma, Wenchen
Abouelatta, Mohamed Ma, Xiang
Abramczyk, Jacek Ma, Yunxiang
Abramkin, Demid Ma, Yutian
Abrosimova, Galina E. Maamoun, Ahmed
Abu Hasna, Amjad Maccaferri, Emanuele
Abuin, Graciela Macchia, Andrea
Aciu, Claudiu Maciejewski, Krzysztof
Acree, William Macwan, Isaac
Adajar, Mary Ann Maddikeari, Manjunath
Adamczyk-Habrajska, Małgorzata Madej, Marcin
Adamek, Grzegorz Madejczyk, Pawel
Adamek, Jakub Madhav, Boddapati
Adamu, Musa Madhavan, Mini K.
Adamus, Janina Madhu, Puttegowda
Adawy, Alaa Magdalena, Musuc Adina
Addad, Yacine Magrin, Gabriel
Addiego, Frederic Mahafzah, Basel
Adeleke, Oluwatoyin A. Mahapatra, Manoj K.
Ademiloye, Adesola Mahat Chhetri, Pradhumna
Adewumi, Adeshina Mahdavi, Soheil
Adhikari, Chandra Maheshwari, Priyanka H.
Adnan, Muhammad Maheswaran, Chellapandian
Aela, Peyman Mahmood, Asif
Afifi, Mohamed Mahmoud, Alaa El Din
Aflori, Magdalena Mahmoud, Mohammed
Agami, Waleed Ragab Abdur Rasheed Mahmoudi, Farzaneh
Agbaje, Oluwatoosin Mahmud, Jamaluddin
Agliata, Rosa Mai, Hang Nga
Agrelli, Almerinda Maia, Joana
Aguado García, Daniel Maier, Petra
Aguilar, Maria Mainardis, Matia
Aguilar-Ayala, Fernando J. Maiorana, Emanuele
Aguilar-Meléndez, Armando Maireles Torres, Pedro Jesus
Agureev, Leonid Maity, Kuntal
Ahire, Jayesh J. Maj, Izabella
Ahmad Bhawani, Showkat Majee, Rahul
Ahmad, Imtiaz Majeed, Muhammad Kashif
Ahmad, Mohd Fairus Bin Majerič, Peter
Ahmad, Mohd Nazri Majka, Tomasz M.
Ahmad, Musharaf Majkut, Mirosław
Ahmad, Rafiq Majsoedova, Tatiana N.
Ahmad, Raheel Majumdar, Sreshtha Sinha
Ahmad, Shahzad Makarov, Igor
Ahmadi, Hamid Reza Makhesana, Mayurkumar Ashwinbhai
Ahmadi, Masoud Makhmudov, Khairullo Faizullaevich
Ahmadi, Nima Makrenek, Medard
Ahmed, Hany Malá, Jitka
Ahmed, Mohamed Mohamed Zaky Małachowska, Edyta
Ahmed, Naveed Malafeev, Konstantin
Ahmed, Suhaib Malakkal, Linu
Ahmed, Zahoor Malandrino, Graziella
Ahn, Yong-Sik Malayoglu, Ufuk
Ajay, Kumar Malça, Cândida
Ajori, Shahram Maldonado, José-Luis
Akasaka, Hiroki Maleki, Ali
Akat, Esra Maleki-Ghaleh, Hossein
Akbarimehr, Davood Malekshahi Beiranvand, Zeinab
Akcay, Caglar Malik, Abdul
Akhavan-Safar, Alireza Malik, Jaideep
Akhoundi, Behnam Malinowski, Pawel
Akhtar Qaisrani, Naeem Malinowski, Szymon
Akhtar, Muhammed Naseem Malkin, Alexander
Akilbekova, Dana Malletzidou, Lamprini
Aksoy, Canan Malliakas, Christos
Aksoylu, Ceyhun Mallik, Awadesh Kumar
Alaaeldin, Elsisi Maltinti, Francesca
Alade, Ibrahim Olanrewaju Manarte-Monteiro, Patrícia
Alae, Mohsen Manasrah, Ahmad
Alalwan, Hayder Manawan, Maykel
Alamdari, Sanaz Mandal, Paranjayee
Alarcón, Javiera Toledo Mandal, Sumit
Alarcon, Rafael Turra Mander, John
Al-Asbahi, Bandar Mandes, Aurelia
Albayati, Amjad Mane, Sagar
Albetran, Hani Manssor Mangindaan, Dave
Albuquerque, Patrícia Mani Rajan, Murugan Senthil
Alcântara Pereira, Luiz Antonio Maniadi, Athina
Alcantara, Carlos Mannella, Antonio
Alcaraz, Lorena Manonukul, Anchalee
Aldlemy, Mohamed Mansour, Alaa
Alebrahim, Reza Mansour, Walid
Aleksanyan, Diana V. Mantyjarvi, Kari
Alekseytsev, Anatoly Manzoor, Afaque
Alembath, Anand Mapossa , António B.
Alessandro, Gambardella Maqsood, Khuram
Alev, Onur Maqsoom, Ahsen
Alexandridis, Antonis Marascu, Valentina
Alfinito, Eleonora Marathe, Shriram
Alfonso, Pura Maraveas, Chrysanthos
Alghamdi, Hussam Marchenkov, Artem
Alghoraibi, Ibrahim Marchesi, Stefano
Alhazmi, Hatem Marciszko-Wiąckowska, Marianna
Alho, Bruno Mareev, Evgenii I.
Alhotan, Abdulaziz Marek, Anżelina
Ali, Fathilah Binti Margaritis, Nikolaos
Ali, Majid Mariello, Massimo
Ali, Marwa Maringa, Maina
Ali, Sajid Marinkovic, Dragan
Aliasghari, Sepideh Marjaoui, Adil
Alimenti, Andrea Markin, Andrey
Alipour, Mahdieh Markopoulos, Angelos P.
Alique Amor, David Markou, Ioannis N.
Alix, Sébastien Markov, Sergey
Alizadeh, As’Ad Marlinda, Ab Rahman
Alizadeh, Morteza Marozas, Vaidotas
Aljaberi, Forat Yasir Marques, Pedro
Al-Jasser, Reham Nasser Marquez, Francisco
Al-Khanati, Nuraldeen Maher Marrocchino, Elena
Al-Khashman, Omar Marshall, Jean
Al-Kheetan, Mazen Marszalek, Jolanta Elzbieta
Alli, Yakubu Adekunle Martín, Javier
Almaev, Aleksei V. Martín, Óscar
Al-Mansob, Ramez Martinez Krahmer, Daniel
Almaral-Sanchez, Jorge L. Martínez Reguero, Adriana Haydee
Almásy, László Martínez-Ibernón, Ana
Almeida, Ana Martínez-Lillo, José
Almeida, Luciano C. Martínez-Martínez, Juan Enrique
Almeraya-Calderón, Facundo Martínez-Periñán, Emiliano
Al-Moubaraki, Aisha H. Martinez-Triguero, Joaquin
Almubarak, Tariq A. Martinez-Valencia, Horacio
Al-Mukhtar, A. M. Martín-Gutiérrez, Emilio
Alnahwi, Falih Martinho, Fernando C. G.
Alonso, José Antonio Martinho, Pedro
Alpizar-Reyes, Erik Martini, Alberto
Alprol, Ahmed Eid Martins Amaro, Ana Paula Betencourt
Al-Rubaii, Mohammed Martins, Carlos Humberto
Alrwashdeh, Mohammad Marto, Carlos Miguel
Al-Saadi, Munir Martowicz, Adam
Al-Saffar, Zaid Hazim Martynenko, Natalia S.
Al-sareji, Osamah Martyushev, Nikita V.
AlShamaileh, Ehab Marzola, Antonio
Alshammari, Abdullah Mascenik, Jozef
Alshoaibi, Abdulnaser M. Masdar, Mohd Shahbudin
Alshora, Doaa H. Mashaan, Nuha
Al-Sodani, Khaled A. Mashentseva, Anastassiya A.
Altunal, Volkan Masood, Zubia
Alvarez, José Masoodi, Amirreza
Alvarez-Lemus, Mayra A. Masri, Khairil Azman
Alven, Sibusiso Massimo, Rogante
Alves, Luis Mastalska-Popławska, Joanna
Alwahib, Ali Mastorakos, Ioannis
Aly, Arafa H. Mastura, Mohammad Taha
Alzabeebee, Saif Matei, Alina
Al-Zangana, Shakhawan Matejec, Vlastimil
Amador, Guillermo Mathur, Nitish
Amanatiadis, Stamatios Matos, Ana Mafalda
Amaral, Rui L. Matos, Robert Saraiva
Amario, Mayara Matsushima, Yuta
Ambrós, Weslei Matsutani, Akihiro
Ambroziak, Andrzej Mattea, Facundo
Ambrożkiewicz, Bartłomiej Matuła, Tomasz
Ameur-Zaimeche, Ouafi Matveev, Evgeniy Yu.
Amin, Faiza Matykiewicz, Danuta
Amin, Waseem Maury-Ramírez, Aníbal
Amirtharaj Mosas, Kamalan Kirubaharan Mayer, Yaniv
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Chung, Sheng-Heng Pawlak, Ryszard
Churakova, Anna Payandehpeyman, Javad
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Ciccoritti, Roberto Pech-Rodríguez, Wilian
Ciceri, Davide Pedaballi, Sireesha
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Ciecieląg, Krzysztof Pedrammehr, Siamak
Cierpiszewski, Ryszard Pedzich, Zbigniew
Cigula, Tomislav Peera, Shaik Gouse
Cioata, Vasile Pei, Liang
Ciolacu, Florin Peidayesh, Hamed
Cipriano Farias, Francisco Werley Pękala, Agnieszka
Cirlugea, Mihaela Pelevin, Ivan
Ciubotariu, Relu Costel Pelin, Cristina
Civera, Marco Pelosi, Claudia
Claros, Martha Peña-Garcia, Ramón Raudel
Claypole, Timothy Peña-Garcia, Raudel R.
Clayton, John D. Penaloza, David
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Coelho, João Pinto Peng, Wenbo
Cojocaru, Bogdan E. Penney, David J.
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Comanescu, Cezar Pérez Pacheco, Emilio
Concepción, Patricia Pérez, Isidro A.
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Cong, Zhaoqing Pérez-García, Sergio  Alfonso
Consolati, Giovanni Perfetto, Donato
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Conte, Antonietta Lo Perse, Lidija Slemenik
Coondoo, Indrani Pershin, Ivan
Coppola, Federico Perumal, Asaithambi
Corat, Evaldo José Pescetelli, Sara
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Cornaggia, Aram Petean, Ioan
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Corsaro, Carmelo Petlovanyi, Mykhailo
Cortés-Triviño, Esperanza Petrescu, Lucian
Costa, Dora C. S. Petrič, Marko
Costa, Jose C. S. Petriev, Iliya
Costa, Nuno Ricardo Petronijević, Ivan
Costafreda, Jorge Luis Petronyuk, Yulia S.
Costanza, Girolamo Petroušek, Patrik
Coy, Emerson Petrov, Roumen
Cozza, Ronaldo Petrović, Jelena  T
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Cruz, Julio Peuronen, Anssi
Cruz, Rui M. S. Pezda, Jacek
Cruz-Delgado, Víctor Javier Pezoldt, Jörg
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Cuevas-Suárez, Carlos Phan, Giang V. H.
Cui, Meiyang Phengsaart, Theerayut
Cumming, Adam S Phu, Nguyen Minh
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Cvetkovic, Danijela Pichór, Waldemar
Cwudziński, Adam Pidatella, Angelo
Czekaj, Dionizy Pietraszek, Jacek
Czupryński, Artur Pietrowicz, Slawomir
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D’Angela, Danilo Pilipović, Dragana Tomašević
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Da Silva, William Leonardo Pimenta, Sara
Dabos-Seignon, Sylvie Pinchevska, Olena
Dachavaram, Soma Shekar Pingale, Ajay D.
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Dai, Rui Pinto, Daniela
Dai, Yilong Pinto, Diana Cláudia
Dalal, Jasvir Pinto, Gustavo Filipe
D'Alfonso, Laura Piotrowska, Anna
Dalí, Sergio García Pires, Ana Maria
Dama, Murali Pires, Filipa
Dan, Atasi Pires, Marcelo
Daneyko, Olga Pisapia, Alessandro
Dang, Ngoc-Loi Piska, Miroslav
Daniel, Likius Píštěk, Václav
Daniele, Stephane Pitchumani, Shenbaga Velu
D'Aniello, Mario Pitike, Krishna Chaitanya
Danso-Boateng, Eric Pitilakis, Alexandros
DarAssi, Mahmoud Pivnenko, Mike
Dardas, Dorota Pizoń, Jan
Darjazi, Hamideh Plugin, Andrii A.
Darwish, Mohamed Poddel'sky, Andrey
Darwish, Moustafa Podgórski, Jerzy
Daryasafar, Amin Podulka, Przemysław
Das, Anupam Pokorny, Marek
Das, Arit Pokusová, Marcela
Das, Debdulal Pole, Mayur
Das, Gotam Policastro, Steven A.
Das, Mahuya Politano, Grazia Giuseppina
Das, Ratnakar Poljak, Mirko
Das, Sayan Polyakova, Natalya
Datcheva, Maria Ponnuchamy, Veerapandian
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David, Madalina Elena Pons, Josefina
Dávila-Pulido, Gloria I. Pons, Oriol
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Dayyoub, Tarek Pop, Silvia Izabella
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De Almeida, Jose Manuel Popa, Dana Elena
De Angelis, Fabio Popa, Simona
De Araujo Neves, Gelmires Popescu, Bogdan
De Caro, Tilde Popescu, Radian
De Castro, Paulo M. S. T. Popielarz, Roman
De Gaudenzi, Gian Pietro Popok, Vladimir N.
De Godoy, Marcio Popov, Anatoli
De Jesus Agustin Flores Cuautle, Jose Popov, Vladimir V.
De Jesús Arrieta Baldovino, Jair Popovetskiy, Pavel
De Jesus Gameiro, Ana Rita Xavier Popović, Slađana S.
De Jesus Ruiz-Baltazar, Alvaro Popovici, Violeta
De La Rosa Velasco, Ángel  Porcayo-Calderon, Jesus
De Lacy Costello, Ben Porcu, Stefania
De Lucio, Oscar Porubov, Alexey
De Maeijer, Patricia Kara Poša, Mihalj
De Oliveira Andrade, Jairo Jose Poskrobko, Sławomir
De Oliveira Filho, Eduardo Cyrino Postek, Eligiusz
De Oliveira, Alex Poudel, Milan Babu
De Oliveira, Andre L. Menezes Poulopoulos, Stavros
De Oliveira, Carlos Rafael Silva Pouraliakbar, Hesam
De Oliveira, Déborah Pouraminian, Majid
De Oliveira, Helinando Pequeno Pozorski, Zbigniew
De Padova, Paola Irene Pradeilles, Nicolas
De Paula Santos, Luis Felipe Pradhan, Paresh Chandra
De San Miguel, Eduardo Rodriguez Pradhan, Santanu
De Santis, Roberto Pradhan, Sujit Kumar
De Smet, David Prakash, Jayavelu Udaya
De Sousa Gomes, Pedro Pramod, Ramakrishna
De Sousa Junior, Rogerio Ramos Pranno, Andrea
De Sousa Malafaia, Artur Mariano Prasad, Arbind
De Sousa, Jose Renato Prasad, Geena
De Sousa, Rui Coelho Prasad, Nandiraju Venkata
De Tommasi, Luciano Prasanna, K.
De, Aninidta Prasittisopin, Lapyote
Deb, Plaban Praveen, Vakayil
Dȩbski, Adam Praveenkumar, Thaloor Ramesh
Del Ama Gonzalo, Fernando Prelipceanu, Marius
Del Lama, Eliane Prhashanna, Ammu
Del Olmo, Rubén Pribulová, Alena
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Deleanu, Lorena Prihandana, Gunawan Setia
Delegou, Ekaterini T Prior, Timothy J.
Delgado Pérez, Maria Teresa Pristovsek, Markus
Delgado Sobrino, Daynier Rolando Priya, A. Sathiya
Delgado, João M. P. Q. Prkić, Ante
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Dell'Era, Alessandro Prosa, Mario
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Di Marco, Alessandro Qu, Haoran
Di Meo, Valentina Qu, Man
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Dong, Qingshan Rajabi, Fatemeh
Dong, Wen Rajaboina, Rakesh
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Dong, Yanyan Rajan, Hari Krishna
Donnermeyer, David Rajendrachari, Shashanka
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Doroshenko, Vitali Rajic, Nevenka
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Dragos-Pinzaru, Oana Ramachandran, Tholkappiyan
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Drozd, Radosław Ramasamy, Elamparuthi
Drzazga, Michał Ramasamy, Saravanakumar
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Du, Tao Ramesh, Manickam
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Edoziuno, Francis Rehman, Wajid
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Fattah-Alhosseini, Arash Sabba, Maria Francesca
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Fayazfar, Haniyeh Saboktakin Rizi, Mohsen
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Fedorov, Georgy Sacripante, Guerino G.
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Feng, Yixuan Saengerlaub, Sven
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Fernandes, José R. A. Sagin, Sergii
Fernandes, Juliana Sahin, Ismail
Fernandes, Mariana Sofia Peixoto Sahoo, Chinmaya Kumar
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Fernandes, Paulo Sahoo, Prasanta
Fernandes, Ricardo J. Sahoo, Sumanta
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Fernández-Morales, Patricia Sai, Kateryna
Fernández-Quiroz, Daniel Saifutdinov, Almaz
Fernando, Palamandadige K. S. C. Saikaew, Charnnarong
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Ferraz, Maria Pia Sain Tanwar, Arvi
Ferro, Carlo Saini, Nitin
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Fidler, Aleš Sajid, Muhammad
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Fiorenza, Roberto Saleem, Muhammad Imran
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Fischer, Georg Salehizadeh, Ali
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Fišteš, Aleksandar Z. Sales, David Lérida
Florea, Vitalie Salgado, Pablo
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Flores-Vivian, Ismael Salunkhe, Sachin
Fokter, Samo Salvaro, Diego Berti
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Fominski, Vyacheslav Yu. Sambucci, Matteo
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Galo, Rodrigo Sathiyaseelan, Anbazhagan
Galvão, Tiago L. P. Satyanaga, Alfrendo
Gamal, Mostafa Sava, Bogdan A.
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Gamin, Yury Savelyev, Mikhail
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Ganachari, Sharanabasava Savoikar, Purnanand
Gandla, Madhavi Latha Savrai, Roman
Gandzha, Sergey Sawada, Tomofumi
Ganesh, Pattan-Siddappa Sawka, Agata
Ganguly, Payal Sayed Yousef, El
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Ganguly, Sayan Sayed, Mohammed
Gangwar, Kapil Saygın, Hasan
Gao , Meng  Sazonov, Oleg
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Gao, Leiming Scardina, Giuseppe Alessandro
Gao, Peihu Scheerer, Silke
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Gao, Yu-Yang Schitz, Dmitry V.
Gapanovich, Mikhail Schmelzer, Juern W. P.
Garamus, Vasil Schmidt, Beata
Garay Reyes, Carlos G. Schneider, Petra
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Garcia, Marco Aurélio Schöppner, Volker
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García-Giménez, Rosario Scurtu, Daniela Alexandra
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Garcia-Troncoso, Natividad Sekiguchi, Yu
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Gareev, Kamil Sellappan, Raja
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Garmendia, Iñaki Selvaratnam, Veenesh
Garzon, Eduardo Sen, Ali Umut
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Gatamorta, Fabio Şenel, Mahmut Can
Gauden, Piotr Şener, Ramazan
Gautam, Lilesh Senkevich, K. S.
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Gaxiola-Camacho, José Ramón Serban, Daniela Elena
Ge, Mingzheng Serdjuks, Dmitrijs
Géczy, Attila Serdobintsev, Alexey A.
Gęga, Jerzy Serényi, Miklos
Geints, Yurii E. Sergey, Zhironkin
Geivandov, Artur Sergi, Pier Nicola
Geletii, Yurii Serikov, Arkady
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Gerhátová, Žaneta Sesana, Raffaella
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Ghabussi, Aria Setkova, Tatiana V.
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Ghadami, Soheil Sevilla, Lorenzo
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Ghaffarpour Jahromi, Saeed Sevinç, Ahmet Hayrullah
Ghafoor, Usman Sgobba, Stefano
Ghahri, Saman Sgouros, Aristotelis P.
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Ghanem, Hassan Shaalan, Nagih
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Ghasemi-Tabasi, Hossein Shaban, Mohamed
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Ghenescu, Veta Shafaee, Hooman
Ghica, Mariana E. Shafiee, Ali
Ghio, Emanuele Shafighfard, Torkan
Ghosh, Abhishek Shafiq, Muhammad
Ghosh, Arghya Shafiq, Nasir
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Ghosh, Soumava Shaheen, Mohamed E
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Gicheva, Gospodinka Shahzad, Wajiha
Gierszewska, Magdalena Shaik, Baji
Gietl, Hanns A. Shakeel, Muhammad
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Gilbert-Rainer, Gillich Shaker, Khubab
Gilioli, Andrea Shakhgildyan, Georgiy
Gillemot, Ferenc Shakor, Pshtiwan
Gil-Ramirez, Guzman Shalchi Amirkhiz, Babak
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Giner-Tarrida, Luís Shamsuri, Ahmad Adlie
Ginting, Dianta Shan, Yun
Giordano, Stefano Shangguan, Linjian
Giorgetti, Alessandro Shanmugam, Kirubanandan
Girgis, Adel Shao, Jianwen
Girolami, Marco Shao, Lishu
Giry, Cédric Shapovalov, Victor
Giudice, Fabio Sharghi, Mohammad
Giuliano, Aristide Sharifipour, Mohammad
Giunta, Gaetano Sharma, Ankit
Giunta, Marinella Sharma, Chhavi
Gliniak, Maciej Sharma, Dileep
Głowacki, Przemysław Sharma, Snehsheel
Gméling, Katalin Sharma, Suchinder K.
Gnapowski, Ernest Sharma, Vipin
Goanta, Viorel Shastri, Vijayendra
Göçmengil, Gönenç Shatokha, Volodymyr
Gögele, Clemens Shaula, Aliaksandr
Gogolewski, Damian Shayapov, Vladimir R.
Goh, Wan Inn Shchelokova, Elena
Gojkovic, Zivan Shcherban’, Evgenii M.
Gołąbczak, Marcin Shehab, Mohammed Ahmed
Golański, Grzegorz Shehata, Mohamed M.
Gołaszewska, Małgorzata Shen, Jiajia
Gołębski, Rafał Shen, Kongjian
Golgovici, Florentina Shen, Xinmin
Golmohammad, Mohammad Shendokar, Sachin
Golovatenko, Aleksandr A. Sheng, Bin
Golroo, Amir Sheng, Liyuan
Golubov, Alexander A. Sheshko, Tatiana F.
Golubović, Zorana Shestopalov, Michael A.
Gomez, Jovanny Shettar, Manjunath
Gomez-Ramirez, Marlenne Shevchenko, Vitaliy G.
Gong, Baoping Shevtsov, Sergey
Gong, De Sheydaei, Milad
Gong, Le Shi, Wei
Gong, Pan Shi, Weilong
Gonzalez Nunez, Rubén Shi, Wen
Gonzalez Szwacki, Nevill Shi, Xiaoyan
González, Juan Carlos Shichalin, Oleg
González-Benito, Javier Shilov, Alexandr A.
González-Gutiérrez, Jorge Shimizu, Masaru
González-Niciceza, Celestino Shin, Byung-Hyun
González-Pociño, Alejandro Shin, Chansun
Gonzalez-Sanchez, Jorge Shin, Sunmi
Gopal, Judy Shipovskaya, Anna
Gope, Sadhan Shiryayev, Oleg
Gordano, Amalia Shishkin, Roman
Górecki, Krzysztof Shiue, Ren-Kae
Gorjanc, Dunja Šajn Shoeb, Mohd
Górka, Jacek Shohet, Igal
Gorkunov, Maxim Shooshtari, Mostafa
Gorshenin, Andrey K. Shozi, Mzamo L.
Gorshenkov, Mikhail Shrestha, Ranjit
Gorshkov, Nikolay Shrivastava, Deepti
Górski, Marcin Shtertser, Alexandr A.
Gosar, Žiga Shu, Xuedao
Goudoulas, Thomas Shugurov, Artur R.
Goumri Said, Souraya Shukla, Ashish
Govan, Joseph Shvartsman, Vladimir
Govender, Mershen Sichani, Mohammadmehdi Shahzamanian
Govender, R. A. Siczek, Krzysztof
Govindan, Raji Siddiqui, Vasi Uddin
Gowda, Ashwathanarayana Sidiras, Dimitris
Gowdru Chandrashekarappa, Manjunath Patel Siedlecka, Renata
Graba, Marcin Sierra Rosales, Paulina
Grabias-Blicharz, Ewelina Sikiru, Surajudeen Olalekan
Gracin, Davor Silikas, Nikolaos
Gradauskas, Jonas Silva, Aryvelto Miranda
Graeff, Carlos F. O. Silva, Hugo M. R. D.
Grajcar, Adam Silva, Ricardo S.
Granda-Gutiérrez, Everardo Silva, Yimmy
Grande, Francesco Silvestro, Laura
Grandini, Carlos  Roberto Simanjuntak, Firman Mangasa
Gravit, Marina Simão, Lisandro
Graziani, Valerio Simha Martynkova, Grazyna
Grazioli, Cesare Simion, Cristian
Grdić, Dušan Simion, Isabela
Greco, Marcelo Simões, Fabio
Gregor-Svetec, Diana Simões, Fernando
Greve, Martin Šimoliūnas, Egidijus
Grgur, Branimir Simonič, Marjana
Grill, Roman Sin, Jin-Chung
Grincova, Anna Sina Kourehli, Seyyed
Grishin, Maxim Sinebryukhov, Sergey Leonidovich
Griskonis, Egidijus Singaraju, Surya Abhishek
Grondel, Sébastien Singaravel Chidambaranathan, Ahila
Grudinsky, Pavel Singaravel, Balasubramaniyan
Gryguć, Andrew Singh Sidhu, Sarabjeet
Gu, Cheng Singh, Gagandeep
Gualdi, Alexandre Singh, Gurpreet
Guan, Daqin Singh, Jagdish
Guan, Xiaoyang Singh, Jagpreet
Gudagunti, Fleming Singh, Jai
Guel, Boubié Singh, Kulwinder
Guerriero, Ettore Singh, Manpreet
Guglielmelli, Alexa Singh, Ramesh
Gül, Mehmet Singh, Shailendra Kumar
Güler, Onur Singh, Shiv J.
Gulino, Emmanuel Fortunato Singh, Sudarshan
Gulkowski, Slawomir Singh, Surinder
Gull, Nafisa Sinha, Soumendu
Gullace, Sara Sirohi, Sachin
Gultom, Noto Susanto Şişmanoğlu, Soner
Günay, Mustafa Situmeang, Rudy Tahan Mangapul
Günen, Ali Sivakumar, Venkatasubramanian
Güneş, Aydın Sivalingam, Vinothkumar
Guo, Chun Sivanandam, Sivasankaran
Guo, Chunfang Sivaramalingam, Anandhi
Guo, Junde Sivasubramani, Divya
Guo, Kai Siyar, Muhammad
Guo, Liping Skaf, Marta
Guo, Qiang Skoko, Željko
Guo, Ruipeng Skoro, Nikola
Guo, Sheng Skripkin, Mikhail
Guo, Wei Skrzypkowski, Krzysztof
Guo, Xiaotong Skundin, Alexander
Guo, Xuan Skvortsov, Ivan
Guo, Yanfeng Slaidina, Anda
Gupta, Oindrila Slavík, Martin
Gupta, Sanju Slavov, Stoyan
Gural, Ahmet Sławiński, Daniel
Gürbüz, Habib Ślęzak, Tomasz
Gürgen, Selim Slimane, Abdelkader
Gurrala, Lakshmiprasad Slimane, Sid Ahmed
Gurrola, Mayra Slimani, Yassine
Gürsoy, Mehmet Slipchenko, Sergey O.
Gürün, Hakan Slíva, Aleš
Gusiatin, Zygmunt Mariusz Sliva, Andrey
Guzanová, Anna Slokar Benić, Ljerka
Guzman, Marcelo Smaga, Marek
Habila, Mohamed A. Smalcerz, Albert
Hać-Szymańczuk, Elżbieta Smejda Krzewicka, Aleksandra
Haddout, Soufiane Smirnova, Olga
Hadi, Alireza Smolin, Alexey
Hadjadj, Aomar Smolin, Igor
Hadouchi, Mohammed Smolka, Petr
Hafeezur, Rehman Smolnicki, Michał
Haider, Julfikar Smolyanichenko, Alla
Hajdarevic, Seid Smyrak, Beata
Haji, Aminoddin Snopiński, Przemysław
Hajikarimi, Pouria Soares, Bruno
Hałagan, Krzysztof Sobola, Dinara
Halama, Radim Sobolev, Alexander
Haldolaarachchige, Neel Sobolev, Arkadij
Halim, Mohd Mahadi Sobolev, Konstantin
Hamada, Hussein Mahmood Sobolev, Nikolai Andreevitch
Hamah Sor, Nadhim Söderlind, Per
Hamaloğlu, Kadriye Özlem Sogawa, Hiromitsu
Hamdy, Tamer Sohn, Jung Woo
Hamed, Arash Akbari Soin, Navneet
Han, Deshang Šokac, Mario
Han, Peiwei Sokkalingam, Rathinavelu
Han, Seong Ho Sokolov, Alexey
Han, Tengfei Sokolov, Petr
Han, Won-Sik Sola, Daniel
Han, Xiaoshuai Šolc, Marek
Han, Yanjun Soldatos, Nikolaos
Hanafiah, Megat Ahmad Kamal Megat Soler, Jaime
Hanawa, Takehisa Soltani, Faraz
Hanif, Asad Soma, Venugopal Rao
Hanif, Muhammad Bilal Son Minh, Pham
Hanif, Muhammad Usman Song, Ickhyun
Hanim, Azmah Song, Meng
Hanon, Muammel M. Song, Ming
Hansen, Wolfgang Song, Wentao
Hao, Aize Song, Yooseob
Hao, Gazi Song, Yuegang
Haque, Rezwanul Song, Zijian
Harih, Gregor Soni, Hargovind
Harito, Christian Sookchoo, Pornsatit
Haritonovs, Viktors Soroosh, Mohammad
Harja, Maria Sosa, Filipe Hobi Bordón
Harmin, Mohammad Yazdi Šoštarić, Tatjana
Harnnarongchai, Wanlop Souiyah, Miloud 
Harrington, James M. Soulat, Damien
Harsányi, Gábor Soum, Veasna
Harshadkumar, Jadav Souza, Daniel
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Hasan, Sharifah Nur Munirah Syed Souza, Rodrigo F. M.
Hasanzadeh, Ali Sowislok, Andrea
Hashemi, Mohammad Spadoni, Sara
Hashemi, Ramin Spandonidis, Christos
Hashkavayi, Ayemeh Bagheri Spinelli, Giovanni
Hassan Al Ghorab, Ahmed Spiridonov, Vasiliy Vladimirovich
Hassan, Ali Spišák, Emil
Hassan, Haniza Binti Spitalsky, Zdeno
Hassan, Mohamed K. Sredanovic, Branislav
Hassan, Pakistan, Ali Srikhaow, Assadawoot
Hassani, Aydin Srinivasan, Rajkumar
Hassen, Walid Sriram, Balasubramanian
Hayakawa, Kunio Srivastava, Ashish
He, Chunlin Srivastava, Jay Prakash
He, Hongwei Stajcic, Aleksandar
He, Hualing Stajcic, Ivana
He, Qianxi Stamopoulos, Antonios
He, Shuijian Stanaszek-Tomal, Elżbieta
He, Xiao-ting Stanciu, Mariana Domnica
He, Zhongqi Stanculescu, Ioana
He, Zuoli Stanisławska, Alicja
Hectors, Kris Stankiewicz, Jacek Maciej
Hegedűs, László Stan-Kłeczek, Iwona
Heikal, Mohamed Stankovic, Branislav
Heiß, Alexander Stasiak, Tomasz
Hemeida, Ashraf Mohamed Statnik, Eugene
Hemsel, Tobias Stavroulakis, Georgios E.
Hennebert, Pierre Stawarz, Marcin
Hennet, Louis Stefan-Andrei, Irimiciuc
Henschel, Sebastian Stefani, Pablo
Her, Shiuh-Chuan Stefanik, Andrzej
Hernández López, Juan Manuel Stefanou, George
Hernández Núñez, Emanuel Stefanov, Bozhidar
Hernández-Balaguera, Enrique Stel’makh, Sergey A.
Hernández-Cordero, Juan Stempkowska, Agata
Hernández-Sierra, María T. Stenzel, Olaf
Herrera-Perez, Guillermo Stepanova, Ekaterina N.
Heß, Markus Stepins, Deniss
Heželová, Mária Stergioudi, Fani
Hien, Ta Duy Stodolak-Zych, Ewa
Hilloulin, Benoit Stogniy, Marina
Hinov, Nikolay Stojanović, Blaza
Hippler, Rainer Stojmenović, Marija
Hirani, Harish Štoković, Nikola
Hiremath, Pavan Stolojan, Vlad
Hitit, Aytekin Storchak, Michael
Hoffman, Jacek Stornelli, Giulia
Hoffman, Joseph D. Stosiak, Michal
Höfft, Oliver Stoyanova, Antonia
Hofmann, Tamás Stradomski, Grzegorz
Hohenwarter, Dieter Straka, Ľuboslav
Hoić, Matija Stręk, Tomasz
Holešová, Sylva Strozzi, Matteo
Holubčík, Michal Strzałkowski, Karol
Hong, Isaac Strzałkowski, Paweł
Hong, Sung Hwan Strzelecki, Przemysław
Hoover, Brian Strzelewicz, Anna
Hoque, Ahasanul Su, Tianning
Horchidan, Nadejda Su, Yun
Horla, Dariusz Su, Yu-Sheng
Horszczaruk, Elżbieta Suárez Muñoz, Inmaculada Concepción
Horvat, Ivan Suarez, Elisabet
Hoseini Athar, Mohammad M. Suarez, Jorge Alberto Duran
Hosseini, Seyyed Mohammad Suarez-Navarro, José Antonio
Hossiney, Nabil Subbotin, Kirill
Hou, Ruiqing Subburamu, Karthikeyan
Howell, Bob A. Subhani, Tayyab
Hoyos-Martinez, Pedro Luis de Subramanian, Senthil Selvan
Hsien, Willey Liew Yun Subyakto, Subyakto
Hsu, Chih-Chieh Sucipta, Made
Hu, Chaowen Sudarsan, Jayaraman Sethuraman
Hu, Chunfeng Sudhakara, P.
Hu, Daodao Sugiman, Sugiman
Hu, Ertao Sugirbay, Adilet
Hu, Honghua Sulaman, Muhammad
Hu, Jie Suleiman, Rami K.
Hu, Liang Sułkowicz, Paweł
Hu, Wei Sumelka, Wojciech
Hu, Wengang Sumesh, C. K.
Hu, Yingbin Summera, Sajjad Hussain
Hu, Yueguo Sun, Chaofan
Hu, Zhanhao Sun, Fu
Hu, Zhonglue Sun, Guosheng
Huang, Farong Sun, He
Huang, Haiyou Sun, Jingya
Huang, Haonan Sun, Junwei
Huang, Jingfeng Sun, Ling
Huang, Kaibo Sun, Wei
Huang, Que Sundaram, Madhu
Huang, Taizhong Sundaram, Rajyashree M.
Huang, Wei-Hsing Sundaresan, Thirumalai Kumaran
Huang, Yanhua Sundermann, Andreas
Huang, Yao Sundman, Ola
Huang, Yongjiang Sur, Ioana
Huang, You Surace, Rossella
Huang, Yu-jie Suresh, Kalidass
Huang, Zhengwei Suresh, Vishnu
Huerta-Aguilar, Carlos Alberto Suriyaprakash, Jagadeesh
Hulimka, Jacek Surour, Adel
Humar, Miha Sutar, Harekrushna
Humberto Mendoza-Huizar, Luis Humberto Sutar, Yogesh
Humelnicu, Doina Sütőová, Andrea
Huml, Ondřej Suvarnapathaki, Sanika
Hur, Sunghoon Suzuki, Tomo
Husain Khan, Afzal Svancara, Ivan
Hussain, Amjad Swelm, Wageh
Hussain, Musa Swiatkowska, Zaneta
Hussain, Sajjad Sybachin, Andrey V.
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Hutsaylyuk, Volodymyr Syed Abdul, Moiz
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Ibrahim, Amira Szabados, György
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Ibrahim, Mahmoud Z. Szabó, Bence Tamás
Ibrahim, Mahrous Abdelbasset Szala, Miroslaw
Ichimura, Masaya Szalowski, Karol
Iftikhar, Tayyaba Szczepanik-Scislo, Nina
Ikram, Awais Szczucka-Lasota, Bożena
Ilias, Miroslav Széchenyi, Aleksandar
Ilie, Filip Szekeres, Anna Maria
Iljkić, Dario Szeleszczuk, Łukasz
Iluk, Artur Szepietowska, Katarzyna
Ilyin, Sergey Szlachetka, Olga
Imjai, Thanongsak Szłapa-Kula, Agata
Imlau, Mirco Szlasa, Wojciech
Immich, Ana Paula Serafini Szociński, Michał
Iñañez, Javier Szodrai, Ferenc
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Ion, Rodica-Mariana Szwajka, Krzysztof
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Iqbal, Naseer Taghizadeh Tabrizi, Arvin
Iqbal, Umair Taha, Ziad A.
Irawan, Chairul Tahani, Masoud
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Ishikawa, Tetsuya Takaichi, Atsushi
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Istrate, Bogdan Tamayo, Adrián
Isvoranu, Gheorghita Tambrallimath, Vijay
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Lippiello, Maria Zhao, Jianbao
Lis Arias, Manuel J. Zhao, Jinling
Liu, Binbin Zhao, Meiyun
Liu, Bo Zhao, Pengfei
Liu, Changcheng Zhao, Shunbo
Liu, Fuchu Zhao, Tianming
Liu, Fupin Zhao, Wenbin
Liu, Hsiao-Chuan Zhao, Xianhui
Liu, Jianguang Zhao, Xiaoyi
Liu, Jingshun Zhao, Yanhua
Liu, Junliang Zhao, Yuhong
Liu, Lina Zharkov, Sergey
Liu, Meili Zharova, Yuliya A.
Liu, Mingzu Zheng, Jinyou
Liu, Peijiang Zheng, Kaiqi
Liu, Ping Zheng, Kun
Liu, Ruiliang Zheng, Luyao
Liu, Shuhao Zheng, Sixun
Liu, Song Zheng, Yong
Liu, Tao Zheng, Yun
Liu, Wei Zheng, Zhimin
Liu, Wenhao Zhou, Hao
Liu, Wentao Zhou, Jian
Liu, Xinyu Zhou, Wenbin
Liu, Xiuyu Zhou, Wenjie
Liu, Xueqing Zhou, Yufan
Liu, Yanghui Zhou, Zhifang
Liu, Yongqiang Zhu, Chongqiang
Liu, Yushi Zhu, Dongping
Liu, Zhongqi Zhu, Ping
Llena, Carmen Zhu, Wujun
Lo Faro, Maria Josè Zhu, Zhehao
Lo, Fang-Yuh Zhuk, Nadezhda
Lo, Huang-Mu Zhukova, Yulia
Łobacz, Michał Zhuravlev, Victor
Loc, Luu Cam Zidek, Jan
Lock, Serene Sow Mun Zidki, Tomer
Lodi, Paulo Zielecka, Maria
Lofaj, František Zieliński, Piotr M.
Loganathan, Sivachandiran Zienert, Tilo
Loginov, Pavel Zientara, Dariusz
Lojen, Gorazd Ziewiec, Krzysztof
Long, Xiao Zigler, Radek
Longarini, Nicola Zimmerman, William
Longo, Angela Zinatloo-Ajabshir, Sahar
Lopes, João G. Zinovieva, Olga
López León, Luis Daimir Zito, Gianluigi
Lopez, Noe Žižlavský, Tomáš
Lopez-Maldonado, Eduardo  A. Žmak, Irena
López-Perales, Jesús Fernando Zmarzły, Paweł
Lorenzo-Fernandez, Miguel Zoccola, Marina
Lorusso, Massimo Żołek-Tryznowska, Zuzanna
Lotfian, Saeid Zolfagharian, Ali
Lotfollahi-Yaghin, Mohammad-Ali Zore, Anamarija
Lou, Tiejiong Zotti, Aldobenedetto
Lou, Yanshan Zou, Hanying
Lou, Zhichao Zozulya, Alexey
Loureiro, Francisco J. A. Zubkov, Nikolai
Lovska, Alyona Zubrzycki, Jarosław
Lu, Bin Zuev, Kirill
Lu, Hongbin Zupanič, Franc
Lu, Limin Zurauskiene, Nerija
Lu, Qing Zvarivadza, Tawanda
Lu, Shenzhou Zych, Dawid
Lu, Shun Zykova, Anna
Lubis, Muhammad Adly Rahandi Żyłka, Łukasz
Luca, Dorin Żywczak, Antoni
Lucchetta, Daniele Eugenio

31 January 2024
MDPI Insights: The CEO's Letter #8 - Altmetric and Flat Fee Agreement

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

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


Opening Thoughts

MDPI and Digital Science Meeting

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

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


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

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

What is Altmetric?

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

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

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

Sources Tracked by Altmetric


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

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

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

Read more:

Impactful Research

Ten High-Altmetric Articles Published by MDPI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How do I use altmetrics?

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

Sharing Research Online

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

“An Update on Eukaryotic Viruses Revived from Ancient Permafrost”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inside MDPI

MDPI Annual Meeting Celebrations in China

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

MDPI and TU Delft Adopt Flat Fee Model in Extended Partnership

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

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

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

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

Benefits to MDPI’s IOAP

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

For further information, see our IOAP FAQ.

Closing Thoughts

Reflections on the 2024 APE Conference

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

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

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

Highlights

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

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

“We can share best practices and lessons learned”

Incorporating MDPI’s Insights into Conferences

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Nobel Prize Laureates Entrust MDPI with Their Research

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

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

The best of the best trust us with their work.

Nobel Prize Laureates Who Have Published with MDPI

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

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

2023 Nobel Prize Winners Published by MDPI

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

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

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

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

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

Read more:

Impactful Research

MDPI Journals Newly Indexed in 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more:

Inside MDPI

MDPI Appoints New Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

MDPI’s 2024 In-Person Academic Events Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming events with details to be announced:

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

Click here for all upcoming MDPI events.

Organize Your Event with MDPI’s Sciforum

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

Closing Thoughts

Reflecting on 2023 and Looking Ahead to 2024

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

Becoming a stronger organisation

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

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

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

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

Accountability and communication

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

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

Here’s to a joyous and prosperous 2024!

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

31 December 2023
Materials | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Metals and Alloys”


We are pleased to invite you to read the top 10 cited papers from 2022 in Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) in the Section “Metals and Alloys”. The paper list is as follows:

1. “Magnesium-Based Alloys Used in Orthopedic Surgery”
by Iulian Antoniac, Marian Miculescu, Veronica Mănescu (Păltânea), Alexandru Stere, Pham Hong Quan, Gheorghe Păltânea, Alina Robu and Kamel Earar
Materials 2022, 15(3),1148; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15031148
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/3/1148

2. “Modeling Dynamic Recrystallization Behavior in a Novel HIPed P/M Superalloy during High-Temperature Deformation”
by Qiu-Mei Yang, Yong-Cheng Lin, Ming-Song Chen and Zi-Jian Chen
Materials 2022, 15(11), 4030; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15114030
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/11/4030

3. “Effect of SiC Nanoparticles on AZ31 Magnesium Alloy”
by Murugan Subramani, Song-Jeng Huang and Konstantin Borodianskiy
Materials 2022, 15(3), 1004; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15031004
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/3/1004

4. “Materials Engineering for Flexible Metallic Thin Film Applications”
by Megan J. Cordill, Patrice Kreiml and Christian Mitterer
Materials 2022, 15(3), 926; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15030926
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/3/926

5. “Electrochemical and In Vitro Biological Evaluation of Bio-Active Coatings Deposited by Magnetron Sputtering onto Biocompatible Mg-0.8Ca Alloy”
by Ana-Iulia Bița, Iulian Antoniac, Marian Miculescu, George E. Stan, Lucia Leonat, Aurora Antoniac, Bujor Constantin and Norin Forna
Materials 2022, 15(9), 3100; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15093100
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/9/3100

6. “Fluoride Treatment and In Vitro Corrosion Behavior of Mg-Nd-Y-Zn-Zr Alloys Type”
by Pham Hong Quan, Iulian Antoniac, Florin Miculescu, Aurora Antoniac, Veronica Manescu (Păltânea), Alina Robu, Ana-Iulia Bița, Marian Miculescu, Adriana Saceleanu, Alin Dănuț Bodog et al.
Materials 2022, 15(2), 566; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15020566
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/2/566

7. “Designing for Shape Memory in Additive Manufacturing of Cu–Al–Ni Shape Memory Alloy Processed by Laser Powder Bed Fusion”
by Mikel Pérez-Cerrato, Itziar Fraile, José Fernando Gómez-Cortés, Ernesto Urionabarrenetxea, Isabel Ruiz-Larrea, Iban González, María Luisa Nó, Nerea Burgos and Jose M. San Juan
Materials 2022, 15(18), 6284; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15186284
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/18/6284

8. “Microstructural Characterization of Additively Manufactured Metal Components Using Linear and Nonlinear Ultrasonic Techniques”
by Seong-Hyun Park, Sungho Choi, Dong-Gi Song and Kyung-Young Jhang
Materials 2022, 15(11),3876; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15113876
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/11/3876

9. “Hot Isostatic Pressing for Fatigue Critical Additively Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V”
by Terrence P. Moran, Patricio E. Carrion, Seungjong Lee, Nima Shamsaei, Nam Phan and Derek H. Warner
Materials 2022, 15(6), 2051; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15062051
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/6/2051

10. “Effects of Shot Peening and Cavitation Peening on Properties of Surface Layer of Metallic Materials—A Short Review”
by Aleksander Świetlicki, Mirosław Szala and Mariusz Walczak
Materials 2022, 15(7), 2476; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15072476
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/7/2476

25 December 2023
Materials | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Materials Chemistry”


We are pleased to invite you to read the top 10 cited papers in 2022 in Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) in the Section “Materials Chemistry”. The paper list is as follows:

1. “The Use of Chitosan and Starch-Based Flocculants for Filter Backwash Water Treatment”
by Piotr Maćczak, Halina Kaczmarek, Marta Ziegler-Borowska, Katarzyna Węgrzynowska-Drzymalska and Aleksandra Burkowska-But
Materials 2022, 15(3), 1056; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15031056
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/3/1056

2. “Fabrication of PLA/PCL/Graphene Nanoplatelet (GNP) Electrically Conductive Circuit Using the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D Printing Technique”
by Nour-Alhoda Masarra, Marcos Batistella, Jean-Christophe Quantin, Arnaud Regazzi, Monica Francesca Pucci, Roland El Hage and José-Marie Lopez-Cuesta
Materials 2022, 15(3), 762; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15030762
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/3/762

3. “Impact of Gamma Irradiation on the Properties of Magnesium-Doped Hydroxyapatite in Chitosan Matrix”
by Daniela Predoi, Carmen Steluta Ciobanu, Simona Liliana Iconaru, Silviu Adrian Predoi, Mariana Carmen Chifiriuc, Steinar Raaen, Monica Luminita Badea and Krzysztof Rokosz
Materials 2022, 15(15), 5372; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15155372
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/15/5372

4. “Synthesis of Hydroxyapatite/Iron Oxide Composite and Comparison of Selected Structural, Surface, and Electrochemical Properties”
by Adrianna Biedrzycka, Ewa Skwarek, Dariusz Osypiuk and Beata Cristóvao
Materials 2022, 15(3), 1139; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15031139
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/3/1139

5. “Impact of Mechanical Stress and Nitrogen Doping on the Defect Distribution in the Initial Stage of the 4H-SiC PVT Growth Process”
by Johannes Steiner and Peter J. Wellmann
Materials 2022, 15(5), 1897; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15051897
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/5/1897

6. “Recent Advances in Materials for Wearable Thermoelectric Generators and Biosensing Devices”
by Maria Sattar and Woon-Hong Yeo
Materials 2022, 15(12), 4315; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15124315
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/12/4315

7. “Influence of Silicone Additives on the Properties of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives”
by Karolina Mozelewska and Adrian Krzysztof Antosik
Materials 2022, 15(16), 5713; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15165713
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/16/5713

8. “Fabrication, Characterization and Evaluation of an Alginate–Lignin Composite for Rare-Earth Elements Recovery”
by Dominika Fila, Zbigniew Hubicki and Dorota Kołodyńska
Materials 2022, 15(3), 944; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15030944
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/3/944

9. “Visible-Light-Driven AO7 Photocatalytic Degradation and Toxicity Removal at Bi-Doped SrTiO3
by Maria João Nunes, Ana Lopes, Maria José Pacheco and Lurdes Ciríaco
Materials 2022, 15(7), 2465; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15072465
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/7/2465

10. “Effect of Electrode Modification with Chitosan and Nafion® on the Efficiency of Real-Time Enzyme Glucose Biosensors Based on ZnO Tetrapods”
by Valerii Myndrul, Igor Iatsunskyi, Nataliya Babayevska, Marcin Jarek and Teofil Jesionowski
Materials 2022, 15(13), 4672; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15134672
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/13/4672

25 December 2023
Materials | Highly Cited Special Issues in Materials in 2022


We are pleased to invite you to read the highly cited Special Issues in 2022 in Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944). We hope that this announcement will provide useful information for this field.

The highly cited Special Issues list is as follows:


Advances in Eco-Friendly Adsorbent Materials for Removal of Inorganic and Organic Pollutants
Edited by Dr. Katarzyna Szewczuk-Karpisz
Views: 23,387 + | Cited by 110+

Obtaining and Characterization of New Materials, Volume II
Edited by Dr. Andrei Victor Sandu
Views: 26,119 + | Cited by 90+

Study on the Development and Applications of Magnesium Alloys
Edited by Prof. Dr. Chao Xu and Dr. Jing Zuo
Views: 19,647 + | Cited by 80+

Shape Memory Alloys for Civil Engineering
Edited by Dr. Cheng Fang, Prof. Dr. Canxing Qiu and Dr. Yue Zheng
Views: 23,817 + | Cited by 70+

Feature Collection on Porous Materials
Edited by Dr. Miguel Jorge and Dr. Moises Luzia Pinto
Views: 20,855 + | Cited by 60+

You are welcome to view all of the Special Issues (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/materials/special_issues) and submit relevant papers to Materials. If you have any questions, you can contact the Editorial Office at materials@mdpi.com.

Materials Editorial Office

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

MDPI Spain Summit


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

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

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

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

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

Connecting with Editorial Board Members


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

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

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

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

Open Access in Spain

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

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

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

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


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

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

Impactful Research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inside MDPI

Corporate Marketing and Communications Strategy Session


Members of MDPI’s Corporate Marketing & Communications team.

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

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

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

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

Strategy Session

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

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


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

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

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

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

The press release below provides further details.

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

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

November is Men’s Health Awareness Month


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

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

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

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

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

Healthy men help build healthy families and a healthy society

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

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

Mindfulness

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

24 November 2023
Materials | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Biomaterials”


We are pleased to invite you to read the top 10 cited papers from 2022 in Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) in the Section “Biomaterials”. The paper list is as follows:

1. “Hemp Fibre Properties and Processing Target Textile: A Review”
by Malgorzata Zimniewska
Materials 2022, 15(5), 1901; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15051901
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/5/1901

2. “Synthesis and Potential Applications of Lipid Nanoparticles in Medicine”
by Ewelina Musielak, Agnieszka Feliczak-Guzik and Izabela Nowak
Materials 2022, 15(2), 682; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15020682
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/2/682

3. “Effects of Composite Attachments on Orthodontic Clear Aligners Therapy: A Systematic Review”
by Riccardo Nucera, Carolina Dolci, Angela Mirea Bellocchio, Stefania Costa, Serena Barbera, Lorenzo Rustico, Marco Farronato, Angela Militi and Marco Portelli
Materials 2022, 15(2), 533; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15020533
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/2/533

4. “A Review on Biomaterials for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology: From Past to Present”
by Grzegorz Szczęsny, Mateusz Kopec, Denis J. Politis, Zbigniew L. Kowalewski, Adam Łazarski and Tomasz Szolc
Materials 2022, 15(10), 3622; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15103622
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/10/3622

5. “Bacterial Cellulose—A Remarkable Polymer as a Source for Biomaterials Tailoring”
by Lăcrămioara Popa, Mihaela Violeta Ghica, Elena-Emilia Tudoroiu, Diana-Georgiana Ionescu and Cristina-Elena Dinu-Pîrvu
Materials 2022, 15(3), 1054; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15031054
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/3/1054

6. “Peptide-Based Hydrogels: New Materials for Biosensing and Biomedical Applications”
by Roya Binaymotlagh, Laura Chronopoulou, Farid Hajareh Haghighi, Ilaria Fratoddi and Cleofe Palocci
Materials 2022, 15(17), 5871; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15175871
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/17/5871

7. “Hydroxyapatite Coating on Ti-6Al-7Nb Alloy by Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation in Salt-Based Electrolyte”
by Avital Schwartz, Alexey Kossenko, Michael Zinigrad, Yosef Gofer, Konstantin Borodianskiy and Alexander Sobolev
Materials 2022, 15(20), 7374; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15207374
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/20/7374

8. “Titanium Surface Modification for Implantable Medical Devices with Anti-Bacterial Adhesion Properties”
by Consuelo Celesti, Teresa Gervasi, Nicola Cicero, Salvatore Vincenzo Giofrè, Claudia Espro, Elpida Piperopoulos, Bartolo Gabriele, Raffaella Mancuso, Giovanna Lo Vecchio and Daniela Iannazzo
Materials 2022, 15(9), 3283; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15093283
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/9/3283

9. “Fungi in Mycelium-Based Composites: Usage and Recommendations”
by Maciej Sydor, Grzegorz Cofta, Beata Doczekalska and Agata Bonenberg
Materials 2022, 15(18), 6283; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15186283
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/18/6283

10. “Aging-Dependent Changes in Mechanical Properties of the New Generation of Bulk-Fill Composites”
by Danijela Marovic, Matej Par, Matea Macan, Nikolina Klarić, Iva Plazonić and Zrinka Tarle
Materials 2022, 15(3), 902; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15030902
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/3/902

24 November 2023
Materials | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Polymeric Materials”


We are pleased to invite you to read the top 10 cited papers from 2022 in Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) in the Section “Polymeric Materials”. The paper list is as follows:

1. “Environmental Impact of Surgical Masks Consumption in Italy Due to COVID-19 Pandemic”
by Antonella Cornelio, Alessandra Zanoletti, Stefania Federici, Luca Ciacci, Laura Eleonora Depero and Elza Bontempi
Materials 2022, 15(6), 2046; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15062046
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/6/2046

2. “Joule-Heating Effect of Thin Films with Carbon-Based Nanomaterials”
by Usha Kiran Sanivada, Dina Esteves, Luisa M. Arruda, Carla A. Silva, Inês P. Moreira and Raul Fangueiro
Materials 2022, 15(12), 4323; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15124323
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/12/4323

3. “A Novel Manufacturing Concept of LCP Fiber-Reinforced GPET-Based Sandwich Structures with an FDM 3D-Printed Core”
by Jacek Andrzejewski, Marcin Gronikowski and Joanna Aniśko
Materials 2022, 15(15), 5405; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15155405
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/15/5405

4. “The Use of Nanoscale Montmorillonite (MMT) as Reinforcement for Polylactide Acid (PLA) Prepared by Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)—Comparative Study with Biocarbon and Talc Fillers”
by Jacek Andrzejewski, Mateusz Markowski and Mateusz Barczewski
Materials 2022, 15(15), 5205; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15155205
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/15/5205

5. “Preparation and Properties of Thermoplastic Polyurethane Composites Filled with Powdered Buckwheat Husks”
by Marcin Włoch and Paulina Landowska
Materials 2022, 15(1), 356; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15010356
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/1/356

6. “Effect of Chitosan Deacetylation on Its Affinity to Type III Collagen: A Molecular Dynamics Study”
by Piotr Bełdowski, Maciej Przybyłek, Alina Sionkowska, Piotr Cysewski, Magdalena Gadomska, Katarzyna Musiał and Adam Gadomski
Materials 2022, 15(2), 463; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15020463
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/2/463

7. “Fracture Load Predictions in Additively Manufactured ABS U-Notched Specimens Using Average Strain Energy Density Criteria”
by Marcos Sánchez, Sergio Cicero, Sergio Arrieta and Victor Martínez
Materials 2022, 15(7), 2372; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15072372
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/7/2372

8. “Additively Manufactured Composite Lug with Continuous Carbon Fibre Steering Based on Finite Element Analysis”
by Chethan Savandaiah, Stefan Sieberer and Georg Steinbichler
Materials 2022, 15(5), 1820; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15051820
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/5/1820

9. “Complicated Structure Change during Capillary Extrusion of Binary Blends of Polycarbonate and Poly(methyl methacrylate)”
by Masayuki Yamaguchi, Kodai Nakamura, Takeyoshi Kimura, Nantina Moonprasith, Takumitsu Kida, Kyoko Tsubouchi, Takaaki Narita and Tatsuhiro Hiraoka
Materials 2022, 15(8), 2783; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15082783
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/8/2783

10. “Characterization of Organosolv Lignins and Their Application in the Preparation of Aerogels”
by Piia Jõul, Tran T. Ho, Urve Kallavus, Alar Konist, Kristiina Leiman, Olivia-Stella Salm, Maria Kulp, Mihkel Koel and Tiit Lukk
Materials 2022, 15(8), 2861; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15082861
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/8/2861

24 November 2023
Materials | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Energy Materials”


We are pleased to invite you to read the top 10 cited papers from 2022 in Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) in the Section “Energy Materials”. The paper list is as follows:

1. “Photovoltaic Cell Generations and Current Research Directions for Their Development”
by Justyna Pastuszak and Paweł Węgierek
Materials 2022, 15(16), 5542; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15165542
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/16/5542

2. “Root Causes and Mechanisms of Failure of Wind Turbine Blades: Overview”
by Leon Mishnaevsky, Jr.
Materials 2022, 15(9), 2959; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15092959
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/9/2959

3. “Multi-Scale Modeling of Plastic Waste Gasification: Opportunities and Challenges”
by Sepehr Madanikashani, Laurien A. Vandewalle, Steven De Meester, Juray De Wilde and Kevin M. Van Geem
Materials 2022, 15(12), 4215; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15124215
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/12/4215

4. “Recent Advances on Thermoelectric Silicon for Low-Temperature Applications”
by Dario Narducci and Federico Giulio
Materials 2022, 15(3), 1214; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15031214
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/3/1214

5. “Hydrogen Generation by Hydrolysis of MgH2-LiH Composite”
by Xiaojuan Wu, Huaqing Xue, Yong Peng, Jifeng Deng, Zewei Xie, Jie Zheng, Xingguo Li and Shuan Li
Materials 2022, 15(4), 1593; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15041593
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/4/1593

6. “Smart Materials Prediction: Applying Machine Learning to Lithium Solid-State Electrolyte”
by Qianyu Hu, Kunfeng Chen, Fei Liu, Mengying Zhao, Feng Liang and Dongfeng Xue
Materials 2022, 15(3), 1157; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15031157
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/3/1157

7. “Towards Replacing Titanium with Copper in the Bipolar Plates for Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolysis”
by Andrea Kellenberger, Nicolae Vaszilcsin, Delia Duca, Mircea Laurentiu Dan, Narcis Duteanu, Svenja Stiber, Tobias Morawietz, Indro Biswas, Syed Asif Ansar, Pawel Gazdzicki et al.
Materials 2022, 15(5), 1628; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15051628
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/5/1628

8. “Complex Metal Borohydrides: From Laboratory Oddities to Prime Candidates in Energy Storage Applications”
by Cezar Comanescu
Materials 2022, 15(6), 2286; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15062286
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/6/2286

9. “Evolution of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Electron Traps at Grain Boundary during Sintering ZnO Based Varistor Ceramics”
by Pengkang Xie, Ziyue Wang and Kangning Wu
Materials 2022, 15(3), 1098; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15031098
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/3/1098

10. “Analysis of the Embodied Energy and CO2 Emissions of Ready-Mixed Concrete: A Case Study in Cuenca, Ecuador”
by Karla Vázquez-Calle, Vanessa Guillén-Mena and Felipe Quesada-Molina
Materials 2022, 15(14), 4896; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15144896
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/14/4896

21 November 2023
769 Editorial Board Members of MDPI Journals Achieve Highly Cited Researcher Recognition in 2023


We extend our sincere congratulations to the 769 Editorial Board Members of our journals – from 40 different countries/territories – who have been recognized as Highly Cited Researchers for the year 2023 by Clarivate. They are being recognized for their high-quality scientific research achievements and outstanding contributions to their professional fields, as indicated by Web of Science data.

Clarivate's annual list of Highly Cited ResearchersTM identifies the most highly cited scientists for the past decade who stand out for their significant and broad influence in various scientific and social science domains. Their impactful papers are among the top 1 per cent in the citation distribution of one or more of 21 fields analyzed in the "Essential Science Indicators", distinguishing them as hugely influential among their peers.

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

This means that these researchers have demonstrated an incredible level of significant and broad influence in their chosen field or fields over the last decade. They represent a small fraction of the researcher population whose contributions disproportionately push the boundaries of knowledge, enhancing global well-being, sustainability, and security.

Congratulations to the scholars for their noteworthy achievement – we are honored to have them on board with our journals!


Abate, Antonio
Aguilera, Ruth V.
Ahmed, Warish
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Andersson, Dan I.
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17 November 2023
Materials | Top 10 Cited Papers in 2022 in the Section “Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology”


We are pleased to invite you to read the top 10 cited papers in 2022 in Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) in the Section “Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology”. The paper list is as follows:

1. “Treasure on the Earth—Gold Nanoparticles and Their Biomedical Applications”
by Justyna Milan, Klaudia Niemczyk and Małgorzata Kus-Liśkiewicz
Materials 2022, 15(9), 3355; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15093355
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/9/3355

2. “Preparation and Characterization of Doxycycline-Loaded Electrospun PLA/HAP Nanofibers as a Drug Delivery System”
by Noémi-Izabella Farkas, Laura Marincaș, Réka Barabás, Liliana Bizo, Aranka Ilea, Graziella Liana Turdean, Monica Toșa, Oana Cadar and Lucian Barbu-Tudoran
Materials 2022, 15(6), 2105; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15062105
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/6/2105

3. “Lubricity and Rheological Properties of Highly Dispersed Graphite in Clay-Water-Based Drilling Fluids
by Quande Wang, Michal Slaný, Xuefan Gu, Zhipeng Miao, Weichao Du, Jie Zhang and Chen Gang
Materials 2022, 15(3), 1083; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15031083
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/3/1083

4. “Green Synthesis of Stable Spherical Monodisperse Silver Nanoparticles Using a Cell-Free Extract of Trichoderma reesei
by Orlin Gemishev, Marinela Panayotova, Gospodinka Gicheva and Neli Mintcheva
Materials 2022, 15(2), 481; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15020481
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/2/481

5. “A Brief Review: The Use of L-Ascorbic Acid as a Green Reducing Agent of Graphene Oxide
by Mariano Palomba, Gianfranco Carotenuto and Angela Longo
Materials 2022, 15(18), 6456; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15186456
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/18/6456

6. “Carbon Nanomaterials (CNMs) and Enzymes: From Nanozymes to CNM-Enzyme Conjugates and Biodegradation”
by Petr Rozhin, Jada Abdel Monem Gamal, Silvia Giordani and Silvia Marchesan
Materials 2022, 15(3), 1037; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15031037
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/3/1037

7. “Comparison of Pressure Sensing Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Black Polymer Composites”
by Jongchan Yoo, Dong-Young Kim, Hyunwoo Kim, Oh-Nyoung Hur and Sung-Hoon Park
Materials 2022, 15(3), 1213; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15031213
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/3/1213

8. “The In Situ Hydrothermal and Microwave Syntheses of Zinc Oxides for Functional Cement Composites”
by Izabela Klapiszewska, Adam Kubiak, Anna Parus, Marcin Janczarek and Agnieszka Ślosarczyk
Materials 2022, 15(3), 1069; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15031069
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/3/1069

9. “Assessment of TiO2 Nanoparticle Impact on Surface Morphology of Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells”
by Danute Batiuskaite, Ingrida Bruzaite, Valentinas Snitka and Arunas Ramanavicius
Materials 2022, 15(13), 4570; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15134570
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/13/4570

10. “Recent Progress on Graphene Flexible Photodetectors”
by Mengzhu Wang, Yingying Xiao, Ye Li, Lu Han, Zhicheng Sun, Liang He, Ruping Liu and Kuan Hu
Materials 2022, 15(14), 4820; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15144820
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/14/4820

3 November 2023
Materials 2023 Best Paper Awards—Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Materials 2023 Best Paper Awards. All the papers published in Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021 were considered. After a thorough evaluation of the originality and significance of the papers and citation and download data, 3 articles and 3 reviews were selected.

Articles:

First Prize: CHF 500, a certificate, plus the option to publish a paper free of charge in Materials before 1 October 2024 after peer review
A Stretchable, Self-Healable Triboelectric Nanogenerator as Electronic Skin for Energy Harvesting and Tactile Sensing
by Xi Han, Dongjie Jiang, Xuecheng Qu, Yuan Bai, Yu Cao, Ruizeng Luo and Zhou Li
Materials 2021, 14(7), 1689; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14071689

Second Prize: CHF 300, a certificate, plus the option to publish a paper free of charge in Materials before 1 October 2024 after peer review
High UV and Sunlight Photocatalytic Performance of Porous ZnO Nanostructures Synthesized by a Facile and Fast Microwave Hydrothermal Method
by Sofia Henriques Ferreira, Maria Morais, Daniela Nunes, Maria João Oliveira, Ana Rovisco, Ana Pimentel, Hugo Águas, Elvira Fortunato and Rodrigo Martins
Materials 2021, 14(9), 2385; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14092385

Third Prize: CHF 200, a certificate, plus the option to publish a paper free of charge in Materials before 1 October 2024 after peer review
Behaviour and Properties of Eco-Cement Pastes Elaborated with Recycled Concrete Powder from Construction and Demolition Wastes
by Laura Caneda-Martínez, Manuel Monasterio, Jaime Moreno-Juez, Sagrario Martínez-Ramírez, Rosario García and Moisés Frías
Materials 2021, 14(5), 1299; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14051299

Reviews:

First Prize: CHF 500, a certificate, plus the option to publish a paper free of charge in Materials before 1 October 2024 after peer review
Current Trends in Automotive Lightweighting Strategies and Materials
by Frank Czerwinski
Materials 2021, 14(21), 6631; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14216631

Second Prize: CHF 300, a certificate, plus the option to publish a paper free of charge in Materials before 1 October 2024 after peer review
Antioxidants: Classification, Natural Sources, Activity/Capacity Measurements, and Usefulness for the Synthesis of Nanoparticles
by Jolanta Flieger, Wojciech Flieger, Jacek Baj and Ryszard Maciejewski
Materials 2021, 14(15), 4135; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14154135

Third Prize: CHF 200, a certificate, plus the option to publish a paper free of charge in Materials before 1 October 2024 after peer review
Charge Carrier Processes and Optical Properties in TiO2 and TiO2-Based Heterojunction Photocatalysts: A Review
by Stefano Lettieri, Michele Pavone, Ambra Fioravanti, Luigi Santamaria Amato and Pasqualino Maddalena
Materials 2021, 14(7), 1645; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14071645

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the Materials 2023 Best Paper Awards. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our authors for their continued support.

For more information about the awards presented by Materials, please visit the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/materials/awards.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Open Access Week 2023 – the Global Drive to Open Continues

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

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

Core principles of OA publishing

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

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

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

Policy driving change

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

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

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

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

MDPI is proud to lead the transition to open access.

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Impactful Research

Spotlight on Smart Cities

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

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

Highly cited papers in Smart Cities

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

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

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

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

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

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

Testimonial

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

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

Inside MDPI

MDPI Manchester office, UK Visit


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

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

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

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

The UK by numbers

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

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

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

We are currently hiring EEs in various locations worldwide.

English Editing at MDPI

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

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Coming Together for Science

STM and Frankfurt Book Fair

Attending STM

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

Meeting with Web of Science

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

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

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

75th Frankfurt Book Fair


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

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

MDPI Books

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

MDPI Strategy Meeting

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

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

20 October 2023
Prof. Dr. Patricia Krawczak Appointed Associate Editor of Section “Manufacturing Processes and Systems” in Materials


We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Patricia Krawczak has been appointed Associate Editor of the Section “Manufacturing Processes and Systems” in Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944). We wish Prof. Dr. Patricia Krawczak every success in her new position, and we look forward to her contributions to the journal.

Name:  Prof. Dr. Patricia Krawczak
Affiliation: IMT Nord Europe, Institut Mines-Télécom, Centre for Materials and Processes, Douai, France
Homepage: https://recherche.imt-nord-europe.fr/personnel/krawczak-patricia/

Interests: advanced composites; polymer composites; composites manufacturing and properties; polymer processing and properties; advanced manufacturing; additive manufacturing and 3D printing; structural health monitoring; recycling; bio-based polymers and composites

Prof. Dr. Patricia Krawczak is a Full Professor at IMT Nord Europe, Douai, France, a top-level graduate school of the engineering and research center affiliated with Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), the number-one public group of engineering and management graduate schools in France. After having managed the research and education department “Polymers and Composites Technology & Mechanical Engineering” (TPCIM) of IMT Nord Europe for almost 20 years (2000–2019), she has been in charge of the strategic program “Technology Platforms” of the Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), Palaiseau, France, since 2019.

Prof. Dr. Patricia Krawczak graduated from the engineering graduate school Mines Douai, France, with an engineering degree (1989) and from the University of Lille, France, with a master's degree (1990), a doctor's degree (1993) and postdoctoral habilitation degree (1999). She has co-authored over 400 journal or conference publications and book chapters and is ranked as one of the top 2% of scientists in the world (2021 and 2022 data updates compiled by scientists from Stanford University).

Prof. Dr. Patricia Krawczak is a member of the Management Board of the French Society of Plastics Engineers (SFIP) and a member of the Scientific and Strategic Advisory Board of the French Technical Center for Plastics and Composites (IPC). She is also Knight of the National Order of Academic Palms (decoration for valuable services to the universities in education and teaching) and Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor (highest French order of merit, decoration for public service and professional activity with eminent merits).

We are honored to have the opportunity to introduce Prof. Dr. Patricia Krawczak to our editorial team, and we are confident that, with her guidance as our new Associate Editor, we will continue to improve the reputation and quality of Materials.

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


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

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

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

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

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

Promoting the values of accessibility, transparency, and collaboration

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

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

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

Funders' policies are getting aligned with open science

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

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

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

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

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

11 October 2023
Materials | Highly Cited Papers in 2021


It is our great honor to present some of the more highly cited articles published by Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) in 2021. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding individuals and teams whose work inspires fellow researchers and profoundly influences the field of materials science. We welcome you to read these outstanding works listed below:

“An Injectable Chitosan-Based Self-Healable Hydrogel System as an Antibacterial Wound Dressing”
by Xiaoyu Wang, Rijian Song, Melissa Johnson, Sigen A, Zhonglei He, Cameron Milne, Xianqing Wang, Irene Lara-Sáez, Qian Xu and Wenxin Wang
Materials 2021, 14(20), 5956; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14205956
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/20/5956

 “Current Trends in Automotive Lightweighting Strategies and Materials”
by Frank Czerwinski
Materials 2021, 14(21), 6631; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14216631
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/21/6631

“Additively Manufactured Zirconia for Dental Applications”
by Hiroto Nakai, Masanao Inokoshi, Kosuke Nozaki, Keiji Komatsu, Shingo Kamijo, Hengyi Liu, Makoto Shimizubata, Shunsuke Minakuchi, Bart Van Meerbeek, Jef Vleugels et al.
Materials 2021, 14(13), 3694; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14133694
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/13/3694

“A Stretchable, Self-Healable Triboelectric Nanogenerator as Electronic Skin for Energy Harvesting and Tactile Sensing”
by Xi Han, Dongjie Jiang, Xuecheng Qu, Yuan Bai, Yu Cao, Ruizeng Luo and Zhou Li
Materials 2021, 14(7), 1689; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14071689
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/7/1689

 “Additive Manufacturing Processes in Medical Applications”
by Mika Salmi
Materials 2021, 14(1), 191; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14010191
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/1/191

 “Behaviour and Properties of Eco-Cement Pastes Elaborated with Recycled Concrete Powder from Construction and Demolition Wastes”
by Laura Caneda-Martínez, Manuel Monasterio, Jaime Moreno-Juez, Sagrario Martínez-Ramírez, Rosario García and Moisés Frías
Materials 2021, 14(5), 1299; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14051299
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/5/1299

 “Antioxidants: Classification, Natural Sources, Activity/Capacity Measurements, and Usefulness for the Synthesis of Nanoparticles”
by Jolanta Flieger, Wojciech Flieger, Jacek Baj and Ryszard Maciejewski
Materials 2021, 14(15), 4135; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14154135
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/15/4135

 “Charge Carrier Processes and Optical Properties in TiO2 and TiO2-Based Heterojunction Photocatalysts: A Review”
by Stefano Lettieri, Michele Pavone, Ambra Fioravanti, Luigi Santamaria Amato and Pasqualino Maddalena
Materials 2021, 14(7), 1645; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14071645
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/7/1645

 “Properties and Classification of Diamond-Like Carbon Films”
by Naoto Ohtake, Masanori Hiratsuka, Kazuhiro Kanda, Hiroki Akasaka, Masanori Tsujioka, Kenji Hirakuri, Atsushi Hirata, Tsuguyori Ohana, Hiroshi Inaba, Makoto Kano et al.
Materials 2021, 14(2), 315; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14020315
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/2/315

 “Thermal Conductivity and Viscosity: Review and Optimization of Effects of Nanoparticles”
by Kevin Apmann, Ryan Fulmer, Alberto Soto and Saeid Vafaei
Materials 2021, 14(5), 1291; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14051291
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/5/1291

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Open Access in China

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

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

Open Access Policy in China

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

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

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

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

MDPI Offices in China

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


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

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

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

Our Strength is in Our People

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

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

Impactful Research

MDPI Awards

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

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

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

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

MDPI Awards to Scholars from China

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

MDPI’s Tu Youyou Award


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

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

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

2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine Awarded to Professor Youyou Tu

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

Highly Cited Articles by Chinese Scholars Published in MDPI

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

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Inside MDPI

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

Marketing Department in China

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

Collaborations, Scholarships and Meetings

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

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

Scholarships in China

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

Meeting with the Society of Chinese University Journals (CUJS)


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

The Numbers

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

Final Reflections on our MDPI Offices in Beijing and Wuhan


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

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

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

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

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

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

Hospitality and Service

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

18 September 2023
Meet Us at the 2023 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, 16–18 October 2023, Lingshui, Hainan, China


The 2023 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology (APISAT2023) will be held from 16 to 18 October 2023, in Lingshui, Hainan, China. The conference is co-hosted by the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Tsinghua University, AVIC Aerodynamics Research Institute, Beihang University and Civil Aviation University of China. It is co-organized by the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Royal Aeronautical Society, The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences and KSAS.

Topics include the following:

  • Aerodynamics and design;
  • Structures and materials;
  • Dynamics/control/avionics;
  • Combustion and propulsion.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Aerospace;
  • Invention;
  • Drones;
  • Materials;
  • Energies;
  • Machines;
  • Micromachines;
  • Automation.
If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person at booth #1 and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://www.apisat2023.com/.

11 September 2023
Materials | Editor’s Choice Articles in 2023 in the Section “Materials Physics”


The "Materials Physics" Section provides a forum for the rapid publication of original works that will significantly advance our current understanding of materials or unveil novel aspects of material physical properties with respect to target applications.

The Section will comprise, but will be not limited to, contributions on materials growth and processing techniques, microstructural and mechanical engineering, advanced characterization methods, surface and interface engineering of nanostructured and functional materials including metals and alloys, ceramics and coatings, optical and photonic materials, low-dimensional materials, metal oxides and semiconductors for energy and environmental applications, plasmonics and metamaterials, magnetic materials, superconducting and quantum materials, ferroelectrics, multiferroics and magnetoelectrics, thermoelectric materials, polymers, metal-organic materials, and amorphous solids.

We are pleased to present the 2023 Editor’s Choice Articles, a carefully curated list of high-quality articles from the “Materials Physics” Section listed below:

“Characterization of Filigree Additively Manufactured NiTi Structures Using Micro Tomography and Micromechanical Testing for Metamaterial Material Models”
by Thomas Straub, Jonas Fell, Simon Zabler, Tobias Gustmann, Hannes Korn and Sarah C. L. Fischer
Materials 202316(2), 676; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16020676
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/2/676

“Prediction of Novel Ultrahard Phases in the B–C–N System from First Principles: Progress and Problems”
by Vladimir L. Solozhenko and Samir F. Matar
Materials 202316(2), 886; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16020886
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/2/886

“Effect of Ni Substitution on Thermoelectric Properties of Bulk β-Fe1−xNixSi2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.03)”
by Sopheap Sam, Soma Odagawa, Hiroshi Nakatsugawa and Yoichi Okamoto
Materials 202316(3), 927; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16030927
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/3/927

“Correlation-Driven Topological Transition in Janus Two-Dimensional Vanadates”
by Ghulam Hussain, Amar Fakhredine, Rajibul Islam, Raghottam M. Sattigeri, Carmine Autieri and Giuseppe Cuono
Materials 202316(4), 1649; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16041649
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/4/1649

“Epitaxial CdSe/PbSe Heterojunction Growth and MWIR Photovoltaic Detector”
by Lance L. McDowell, Milad Rastkar Mirzaei and Zhisheng Shi
Materials 202316(5), 1866; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16051866
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/5/1866

“Hexagonal Boron Nitride for Photonic Device Applications: A Review”
by Shinpei Ogawa, Shoichiro Fukushima and Masaaki Shimatani
Materials 202316(5), 2005; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16052005
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/5/2005

“Ferroelectricity and Oxide Reliability of Stacked Hafnium–Zirconium Oxide Devices”
by Ruo-Yin Liao, Hsuan-Han Chen, Ping-Yu Lin, Ting-An Liang, Kuan-Hung Su, I-Cheng Lin, Chen-Hao Wen, Wu-Ching Chou, Hsiao-Hsuan Hsu and Chun-Hu Cheng
Materials 202316(9), 3306; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16093306
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/9/3306

“Recent Advances in Magnetic Polymer Composites for BioMEMS: A Review”
by Zhengwei Liao, Oualid Zoumhani and Clementine M. Boutry
Materials 202316(10), 3802; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16103802
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/10/3802

“Cleaning Strategies of Synthesized Bioactive Coatings by PEO on Ti-6Al-4V Alloys of Organic Contaminations”
by Avital Schwartz, Alexey Kossenko, Michael Zinigrad, Viktor Danchuk and Alexander Sobolev
Materials 202316(13), 4624; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16134624
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/13/4624

“High-Pressure Synthesis and the Enhancement of the Superconducting Properties of FeSe0.5Te0.5
by Mohammad Azam, Manasa Manasa, Tatiana Zajarniuk, Ryszard Diduszko, Tomasz Cetner, Andrzej Morawski, Jarosław Więckowski, Andrzej Wiśniewski and Shiv J. Singh
Materials 202316(15), 5358; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16155358
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/15/5358

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the research groups that submitted to Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944). We would appreciate it if you could circulate this document among your colleagues and network. Furthermore, the following opportunities for collaboration may be of interest:

Submitting a manuscript:
This Section is currently open for submissions. Papers may be submitted via the following link: https://susy.mdpi.com/user/manuscripts/upload?journal=materials.

Launching a Special Issue:
You have the opportunity to propose new topics and edit a Special Issue together with experts in the field: https://www.mdpi.com/journalproposal/sendproposalspecialissue/materials.

Joining the Editorial Board:
If you are an active researcher in the field of materials physics and are interested in joining the Editorial Board, please do not hesitate to get in touch (materials@mdpi.com).

Materials Editorial Office

8 September 2023
Materials 2024 Travel Award—Open for Applications


We are pleased to announce that Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) will be granting the Travel Award to two junior scientists. The applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee consisting of senior scholars from the Materials Editorial Board.

This award provides financial support for the winners to attend an international conference in the field of materials science and engineering to be held in 2024, in order to hold a presentation, present a poster, or both.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Postdoctoral fellow or Ph.D. student.
  • Plans to attend an international conference in 2024 (oral presentation or poster).

Required Application Documents:

  • Information of the conference the applicant is planning to attend and the abstract that will be submitted.
  • Curriculum vitae and list of publications.
  • Justification letter describing the focus of the research (max. 800 words).
  • Letter of recommendation from the supervisor, research director, or department head, which also confirms the applicant’s status as a postdoctoral fellow/PhD student.

The winners (two awardees) will each be awarded CHF 800 and a certificate.

Please submit your applications (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/materials/awards/submit/2418) for the Materials 2024 Travel Award online by 30 November 2023. Prizes will be awarded at the end of January 2024 and announced on the Materials website.

Materials Editorial Office

8 September 2023
Materials 2023 Best Ph.D. Thesis Award—Open for Applications


Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) is currently accepting applications for the 2023 Best Ph.D. Thesis Award. This award is held to reward the academic community, especially young researchers, and enhance communication among scientists. This prize will be awarded to a Ph.D. student or doctor who has produced a highly anticipated academic thesis.

The prize includes:

  • CHF 800;
  • A certificate;
  • An offer to publish one paper free of charge in Materials after peer review before the end of 2024.

To find out more information about the award and how to apply for candidates, please click here: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/materials/awards/2482. To request further information, please contact the Materials Editorial Office (materials@mdpi.com).

Materials Editorial Office

6 September 2023
Recap of Awards Granted to Scholars in 2022


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

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

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

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

To explore more MDPI awards, please click here.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to welcoming you to Warsaw.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Our Commitment to Sustainability

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

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

MDPI and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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

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

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

MDPI journals specializing in sustainability-related topics:

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

Read more:

Impactful Research

Highly Cited Articles in Sustainability

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

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

“Sustainability received a 2022 CiteScore of 5.8”

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

Highly Cited Papers in Sustainability

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more:

Inside MDPI

President of Ireland Authors Editorial in MDPI Journal Sustainability

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

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

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

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

Read the completed editorial here:

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

Coming Together for Science

The World Sustainability Forum 2023

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

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

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

MDPI Sustainability Foundation: Recognizing Excellence in Sustainability Research

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

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

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

2023 World Sustainability Award Winners

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

Interviews with 2023 Emerging Sustainability Leader Award Finalists

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

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

Read more:

Closing Thoughts

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

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

MDPI’s Interaction with Elsevier

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

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

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

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

‘Fully OA’ Organizations Dedicated to Open Access

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

28 August 2023
Meet Us at the XXXV Eurosensors Conference, 10–13 September 2023, Lecce, Italy


MDPI will be attending the XXXV Eurosensors conference, which will be held from 10 to 13 September 2023 in Lecce, Italy. The conference will provide an opportunity for the presentation of updated results related to both theoretical and applied research in the fields of sensors, micro-nanosystems, etc., bringing together scientists from academic institutions and industry and promoting professional interactions between them. Furthermore, the conference also includes a one-day Tutorial Course on emerging and key arguments on the correlation between environment and health and the role of sensor technologies.

Eurosensors is an annual conference in the field of sensors that started in 1987. The Eurosensors 2020 and 2021 editions were eventually combined with the 2022 edition and held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eurosensors 2023 will be chaired by Pietro Siciliano (University of Bari, Italy). The Organizing Committee would like to express their appreciation for the scientific response to the conference, which demonstrates the level of interest in the field of sensors and related technologies. It is hoped that the conference will allow for fruitful interactions among participants and new cultural proposals for the positive development of the conference and for the intellectual growth of all the participants.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference and our booth, please visit the following link: https://www.eurosensors2023.eu/.

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


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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

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


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

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

Crystals:

  • Mattia Biesuz, University of Trento, Italy

Metals:

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

Molecules:          

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

Nanomaterials:

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

About MDPI Awards:

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

To see more MDPI awards, click here.

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


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

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

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

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

Catalysts:           

  • Shiva Mohajernia, University of Siegen, Germany

Chemistry:          

  • Maria Antonietta Casulli, Sophia University Yotsuya Campus, Japan            

Gels:     

  • Lan Xiao, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Materials:           

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

Nanomaterials:   

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

Separations:        

  • Tonni Agustiono Kurniawan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

About MDPI Awards:

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

To see more MDPI awards, click here.

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


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

We are proud to recognize the winners for the 2022 Outstanding Reviewer Awards in chemistry and materials science for their outstanding contributions among the extensive competition.

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

Catalysts:

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

Coatings:

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

Fibers:

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

Gels:

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

JFB:

  • Elisa Boanini, University of Bologna, Italy

Materials:

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

Magnetochemistry:

  • Moustafa Darwish, Tanta University, Egypt

Metals: 

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

Nanomaterials:

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

Polymers:

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

Separations:

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

About MDPI Awards:

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

For more MDPI awards, click here.

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


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

We would like to warmly congratulate the winners of the 2022 Best PhD Thesis Awards and wish them success with their future research endeavors. MDPI will continue to enhance communication among scientists.

Ceramics:

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

Crystals:

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

Logistics:

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

Macromol:

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

Materials:

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

Metals:

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

Molecules:

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

Nanomaterials:

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

Physchem:

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

Polymers:

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

Sustainable Chemistry:

  • “Electrochemical Routes for Upgrading Carbon-based Greenhouse Gases”
    by Aditya Prajapati, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

About MDPI Awards:

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

To see more MDPI awards, click here.

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


The purpose of our best paper awards is to promote and recognize the most impactful contributions published within MDPI journals.

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

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

C:

Coatings:

Fibers:

Inorganics:

Magnetochemistry:

Materials:

Membranes:

Molecules:

Nanomaterials:

Polymers:

About MDPI Awards:

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

To see more MDPI awards, click here.

16 August 2023
Prof. Dr. Xinyu Liu Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of Section “Quantum Materials” in Materials


We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Xinyu Liu has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Section "Quantum Materials" in Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944).

Prof. Dr. Xinyu Liu received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, USA, in 2003. In 2013, he began his current position as a Research Associate Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the same institution. With a deep interest in spin-related phenomena in quantum materials and devices, Prof. Dr. Liu's research focuses on molecular beam epitaxy techniques and the development of integrated nanomaterials and devices based on traditional and magnetic semiconductors, superconductors, quantum and topological materials, and ferromagnetic materials. His groundbreaking contributions have significantly impacted areas such as ferromagnetic semiconductors, Majorana fermions, topological insulators, semiconductor/superconductor heterojunctions, and more. Throughout his career, Prof. Dr. Liu has been actively involved in numerous NSF and DOE-funded projects in condensed matter physics. He has authored over 400 research publications indexed in the Web of Science with an impressive h-index of 46 and has gathered more than 10,000 citations, according to Google Scholar.

The following is a Q&A with Prof. Dr. Xinyu Liu, who shared his vision for the Section, in addition to his views on the research area and open access publishing:

1. What appealed to you about the journal that made you want to become its Section Editor-in-Chief?

I have always admired the journal for its breadth in covering diverse topics, showcasing the dynamic landscape of materials science. Its commitment to publishing cutting-edge research and maintaining a rigorous yet swift peer-review process has always stood out. As Section Editor-in-Chief, I see an opportunity to influence the direction of discussions within the materials community. Given the journal's global reach and significant impact, it presents the ideal platform for such a role.

2. What is your vision for the Section “Quantum Materials”?

My vision for “Quantum Materials” is to stand at the forefront of innovation and exploration in the following fields. First and foremost, the Section aims to dive deeper into the realm of quantum simulation. By closely emulating complex quantum systems, we can pave the way for insights that traditional computational methods might overlook, pushing the boundaries of what is scientifically possible. In the field of microelectronics, as devices become progressively smaller and more efficient, quantum materials promise to revolutionize the way we store and process data, not just the miniaturization of components, but a paradigm shift in how they function. In this regard, the Section aims to explore and develop materials that can act as qubits, process quantum information, and maintain quantum coherence, all while reducing the vulnerability to external perturbations. Thus, machine learning and AI are essential to my vision. I believe these tools can significantly expedite the discovery of new quantum materials and optimize their properties. One of the groundbreaking areas I am interested in is the development of room-temperature superconductors. The discovery of such materials can revolutionize power transmission, transportation, and countless technological applications, making them more efficient and sustainable. In essence, “Quantum Materials” seeks to be a beacon of cutting-edge research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and innovative thinking, all directed towards harnessing the quantum realm for a better tomorrow.

3. As an expert in the field of quantum materials, which research topics do you think are popular at present, and what does the future of this field of research look like?

I would like to discuss this with my specific perspective and expertise on spintronics and topological materials.

The current research in spintronics focuses on magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) devices, which are becoming increasingly important for memory storage and magnetic random-access memories (MRAM). In these devices, spin-orbit torques (SOTs) that can harness spin–orbit coupling to manipulate magnetic states offer the potential for faster and more energy-efficient data storage solutions. Furthermore, exploring utilizing spin waves (and their quanta, magnons) for data transfer and processing is gaining attraction.

In the field of topological materials, observing the quantum anomalous Hall effect (QAHE) at higher temperatures in thin films of magnetic topological materials has become a thrilling motivation in the field. There is much interest in hunting for Majorana fermions in topological superconductors, which could be game-changers for fault-tolerant quantum computing. Exploring other 2D topological materials exhibiting exotic topological states are aspect of the future. The confluence of materials science, condensed matter physics, electrical engineering, and even AI for material discovery will shape the evolution of quantum materials research.

4. You have reviewed many articles as a reviewer. What do you think are the most important points of an article?

The article should offer a fresh perspective, novel findings, or innovative methodologies. It should fill a knowledge gap or provide a unique viewpoint that can stimulate further research or discussion. The article should contribute clearly to its field by introducing a new concept and insight, validating or refuting an existing theory, or providing new empirical evidence that advances understanding.

The methods used should be relevant to the research questions and the most suitable ones. The choice of methodologies can greatly influence the outcomes, so their justification and appropriateness are vital. An article must demonstrate a thorough and meticulous approach to the research. Central to the credibility of any research is the ability of other researchers to reproduce the experiments and obtain similar results. Clear, detailed experimental procedures, including any controls, must be provided to ensure the reliability of the findings.

An article should be well-organized, with a logical flow of ideas, making it easy for readers to follow and understand the research narrative.

5. What do you think of the development of open access in the publishing field?

Open access (OA) has transformed scientific publishing, making research, especially publicly funded studies, accessible worldwide. At its core, science is about the pursuit and distribution of knowledge. Open access embodies this philosophy by ensuring that knowledge is freely accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world. This can significantly accelerate advancements, foster collaborations, and ensure that discoveries are built upon previous findings without impediments. However, OA's rise has led to predatory journals that compromise quality for profit. Despite challenges like the 'author-pays' model, OA's future is promising with growing support and mandates. Ensuring rigorous peer review is essential for the success of OA. Open access should not mean a compromise on quality. While some publishers might prioritize profits, the focus should always be on the integrity and quality of research. Overall, when executed with integrity, OA's benefits surpass its challenges.

We warmly welcome Prof. Dr. Xinyu Liu as the new Section Editor-in-Chief, and we look forward to him leading Materials to many more milestones.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

We welcome you to Beijing in August 2023!

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

16 August 2023
Prof. Dr. Yanlin Song Appointed Associate Editor of Materials


We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Yanlin Song has been appointed Associate Editor of Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944). We wish Prof. Dr. Yanlin Song every success in his new position, and we look forward to his contributions to the journal.

Name: Prof. Dr. Yanlin Song
Affiliation: Key Laboratory of Green Printing, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
Homepage: http://ylsong.iccas.ac.cn/
Interests: nanomaterials and green printing technology; printed electrics and photonics; fabrication and applications of photonic crystals

Prof. Dr. Yanlin Song has been a Full Professor at the Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) since 2001. His research interests include green printing materials and technology, polymer photonic crystals, and optic/electric device fabrication. He has published more than 600 academic papers in peer-reviewed journals, has an h-index of 100, and has been granted more than 140 patents. He has proposed and developed nano-green printing as well as micro/nanomanufacturing technology, breaking through fundamental challenges, such as the coffee ring effect, Rayleigh instability, and the Marangoni effect, that affect printing accuracy. He has printed wearable electronics, solar cells, ultrasensitive biosensing chips, and other functional devices. He has won numerous academic awards, including the Second Prize of National Natural Science Award in 2005 and 2008, the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2006, the First Prize of Beijing Science and Technology Award in 2016, the IEC 1906 Award in 2019, and National Innovation Competition Award in 2023.

We are honored that we have the opportunity to introduce Prof. Dr. Yanlin Song to our editorial team, and we are confident that, with the guidance of our new Associate Editor, we will continue to improve the reputation and quality of Materials (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/materials).

14 August 2023
Meet Us at the 17th European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes (FEMS EUROMAT 2023), 3–7 September 2023, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


The 17th European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes (FEMS EUROMAT 2023) will be held from 3 to 7 September 2023, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The conference is organized by the German Materials Society.

Areas include the following:

  • Functional materials;
  • Structural materials;
  • Processing;
  • Characterization and modeling;
  • Energy and transportation;
  • Materials for healthcare;
  • Education, strategy, and technology transfer;
  • Materials for circularity and sustainability.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person at booth #B-20 and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://euromat2023.com/congress/welcome-address.

11 August 2023
Meet Us at the 6th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cell and Optoelectronics (PSCO 2023), 18–20 September 2023, Oxford, UK


MDPI will be attending the 6th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cell and Optoelectronics (PSCO 2023) in Oxford, UK, which will take place from 18 to 20 September 2023. The program will include a combination of invited talks, contributing talks and poster presentations in a meeting that will bring a broad spectrum of the community together to discuss and share knowledge on the latest advances in perovskite materials, devices and photophysical and optoelectronic properties and phenomena.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

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


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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

27 July 2023
Materials | Exploring Possible Breakthroughs in Tc Calculations for 11-Type and 111-Type Iron-Based Superconductors

The following paper was published in Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944), providing possible breakthroughs regarding Tc calculations for 11-type and 111-type iron-based superconductors:

“Preliminary Tc Calculations for Iron-Based Superconductivity in NaFeAs, LiFeAs, FeSe and Nanostructured FeSe/SrTiO3 Superconductors”
by Chi Ho Wong and Rolf Lortz
Materials 202316(13), 4674; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16134674
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/13/4674

Our model has successfully shown that when all relevant conduction electrons interact with local Fe moments in iron-based superconductors, the coexistence of superconductivity with local fluctuating antiferromagnetism together with the induced xy potential can lead to an enormous increase in the electron–phonon coupling, which is sufficient to predict the high Tc values in the studied iron-based superconductors. By applying the model to monolayered FeSe on a SrTiO3 substrate, we have concluded that the interfacial phonons are of major importance to explain the high-temperature superconductivity.

Figure 1. The theoretical and experimental Tc values of (a) NaFeAs, (b) LiFeAs and (c) FeSe are consistent. (d) A FeSe monolayered film is deposited on a SrTiO3 monolayer to form a composite. The offset in theoretical and experimental Tc is 100-91=9K only.

High-temperature superconductors are important because they allow for the development of more efficient and powerful technologies. They can be used to create devices with zero electrical resistance, enabling them to conduct electricity without any loss of energy. This makes them ideal for applications such as power transmission lines, magnetic levitation trains, and high-speed computing systems. High-temperature superconductors also have potential applications in medical imaging and quantum computing. One of the families of high-temperature superconductors, iron-based superconductors, has been an area of intense research since its discovery in 2008. The superconducting transition temperature observed in FeSe/SrTiO3 films has been found to be up to 100K. Despite significant advances in understanding the physical properties of these materials, no theoretical calculation of the superconducting transition temperature (Tc) of iron-based superconductors has been successful so far. This is mainly due to the complexity of the electronic structure and strong electron–electron correlations that are present in these materials. Nevertheless, a team of researchers (Prof. Chi Ho Wong1,2 and Prof. Rolf Lortz1) from the 1Department of Physics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the 2Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a new model that can calculate the Tc of several iron-based superconductors (bulk FeSe, LiFeAs, NaFeAs and FeSe/SrTiO3 film) with good accuracy; the model was published in Materials. The model may make a significant contribution to the comprehension of superconductivity in iron-based materials.

Prof. Wong and Prof. Lortz have recently announced a major breakthrough in the Tc calculation of iron-based superconductors (IBSC) for bulk LiFeAs, NaFeAs, FeSe and FeSe/SrTiO3 film. Although antiferromagnetic-enhanced electron–phonon coupling on the Fermi surface cannot produce such high Tc values, they have created the two-channel model to call out the hidden induced xy potential originating from the out-of-plane phonon under antiferromagnetic fluctuations (abbreviated as the Coh factor), in order to refine the calculation of electron–phonon coupling. Furthermore, they have based their model on ARPES data to consider all relevant electrons participating in iron-based superconductivity (abbreviated as the ARPES factor) instead of solely focusing on the interactions at the Fermi level. In the experimental proof of ARPES, all the relevant electrons in the studied superconductors located in the energy range between EF-EDebye and EF are taken into consideration, with EF being the Fermi energy and EDebye being the Debye Energy. The ARPES factor and Coh factor have made a big step to reduce the discrepancy between theoretical and experimental Tc values of the aforementioned materials. This approach allows their model to reasonably predict the superconducting transition temperatures of bulk LiFeAs, NaFeAs, FeSe as a function of pressure in Figure 1a–c. However, the team was able to calculate the highest-Tc IBSC material, FeSe/SrTiO3 (~100K), only if the effect of interfacial phonon between FeSe and SrTiO3 is considered in Figure 1d, which connects phonons to iron-based superconductivity indirectly. The team is now upgrading the model by considering momentum dependence on the superconducting gap and spin-orbital coupling, etc., and checking whether the model is one of the missing puzzles in a unified theory of iron-based superconductors or not.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Open Peer Review Reports

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

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

Start and Growth of Open Peer Review at MDPI

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

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

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

Benefits of Open Peer Review

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

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

Impactful Research

MDPI Papers Cited in the News – IJERPH edition

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

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

Highly Cited Journal Publications

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

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

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

Example of Recent Mentions

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

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

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

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

Inside MDPI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read more:

Coming Together for Science

The Future of IJERPH

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

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

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

Journal Achievements

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

MDPI’s Impact in Spain

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

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

The Numbers

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

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

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


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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

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


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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#8) and start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit https://ncim2023.scimeeting.cn/cn/web/index/19014.

 

24 July 2023
Meet Us at the 9th International Discussion Meeting on Relaxations in Complex Systems, 12–18 August 2023, Chiba, Japan


MDPI will be attending the 9th International Discussion Meeting on Relaxations in Complex Systems, organized by the University of Tokyo, held from 12 to 18 August 2023, in Chiba, Japan.

The conference topics include the following:

  • Polymer Nanocomposites and MOF;
  • Photonic Disordered Materials;
  • Network and Inorganic Glasses;
  • Interrelation between T and V in Dynamics of Liquids and Polymers;
  • Colloidal Systems and Dispersions;
  • Information Science and Machine Learning;
  • Linear and Nonlinear Dielectric Dynamics.

During this conference, MDPI (at booth #Ex-14) will welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest views and research with us.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person at booth #Ex-14 and answering any questions that you may have.

For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://9idmrcs.jp/index.html.

17 July 2023
Materials Webinar | Nanoarchitectonics of Functional Materials, Held on 26 July 2023


On 26 July 2023, MDPI and the journal Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) organized the webinar on materials titled “Nanoarchitectonics of Functional Materials”. The webinar focused on functional materials, discussing how to use nanostructure technology to achieve specific properties and functions of materials, and enabling a better understanding of the cutting-edge trends in material design through an in-depth understanding of the principles and applications of nanostructure technology.

Dr. Fabien Grasset first explained the latest progress in nano-architecture. Prof. Dr. David Leong made a report on nanomaterials-induced endothelial leakiness. Prof. Dr. Jung Ho Kim focused on nanoarchitectonics of lithium-ion pathways through pores in a carbon framework and proposed that the structure is helpful for improving the storage capability and reversibility of lithium metal anode. Finally, Prof. Dr. Katsuhiko Ariga made a summary statement of the meeting.

Please note that this webinar is associated with three Special Issues in the Materials journal:

You can watch the recorded webinar below:

Webinar Chair and Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Fabien Grasset, Rennes Institute for Chemical Sciences, CNRS, France; LINK, NIMS-Saint-Gobain-CNRS, Japan;
  • Prof. Dr. Katsuhiko Ariga, WPI Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan; Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan;
  • Prof. Dr. David Leong, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore;
  • Prof. Dr. Jung Ho Kim, Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM), University of Wollongong, Australia.

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

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

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

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

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

We wish to thank everyone who has supported the development of open access publishing. You are welcome to submit an application to the New Journal Committee (newjournal-committee@mdpi.com) if you would like to create more new journals.

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

The Future is Open, and MDPI is Leading the Way

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

1 Million Published Articles

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

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

Liberating Science

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

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

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

Impactful Research

MDPI Publishes Impactful Research: Recognized by Leading Indexing Databases

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

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

Continued Growth of MDPI Journals

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

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

Read more

Interview with Indexing Manager—Constanze Shelhorn

Inside MDPI

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

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

Increased Visibility for Preprints

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

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

Read more

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

Coming Together for Science

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

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

Working Together

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

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

Managing Events With Sciforum

If you are considering hosting your own academic event, I highly recommend checking out Sciforum, MDPI's event management platform. Sciforum simplifies the entire process, making it easy to host your own event by allowing you to focus on what really matters: Science!

Read more

Sciforum: forthcoming events
Spotlight on Antioxidants

Closing Thoughts

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

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

28 June 2023
2022 Impact Factors for MDPI Journals

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

We are thrilled to announce that 90% of our ranked MDPI journals, specifically 86 out of 96 (captured in the table below), are performing above average in Q1 or Q2. This year, Clarivate has expanded its Impact Factor (IF) awards to include journals in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), providing greater transparency for the full set of journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection. As a result, 111 of MDPI journals have received their first IF in 2023, with 37 journals surpassing an IF of 3.0. In total, 208 MDPI journals have been honored with an IF.

Clarivate explains that by "expanding the coverage but holding to highly selective standards, the [Impact Factor] is now a reliable indicator of trustworthiness, as well as a measure of scholarly impact, at the journal level."

Please visit our blog post where we discuss the release of the latest citation metrics with our Indexing Manager, Dr. Constanze Schelhorn, to find out what's different this time around and how to make use of different metrics available.

Journal Impact Factor Rank Quartile Category
Vaccines 7.8 Q1 Immunology
Medicine, Research & Experimental
Antioxidants 7.0 Q1 Food Science & Technology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Chemistry, Medicinal
Cells 6.0 Q2 Cell Biology
Nutrients 5.9 Q1 Nutrition & Dietetics
International Journal of Molecular Sciences 5.6 Q1 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research 5.6 Q2 Business
Biomolecules 5.5 Q1 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biosensors 5.4 Q1 Chemistry, Analytical
Instruments & Instrumentation
Q2 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Fractal and Fractional 5.4 Q1 Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications
Marine Drugs 5.4 Q1 Chemistry, Medicinal
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Pharmaceutics 5.4 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Nanomaterials 5.3 Q1 Physics, Applied
Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Cancers 5.2 Q2 Oncology
Foods 5.2 Q1 Food Science & Technology
Polymers 5.0 Q1 Polymer Science
Remote Sensing 5.0 Q1 Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Q2 Remote Sensing
Imaging Science & Photographic Technology
Environmental Sciences
Antibiotics 4.8 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Q2 Infectious Diseases
Drones 4.8 Q2 Remote Sensing
Journal of Functional Biomaterials 4.8 Q2 Engineering, Biomedical
Materials Science, Biomaterials
Biomedicines 4.7 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Q2 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Medicine, Research & Experimental
Journal of Fungi 4.7 Q2 Mycology
Microbiology
Viruses 4.7 Q2 Virology
Bioengineering 4.6 Q2 Engineering, Biomedical
Gels 4.6 Q1 Polymer Science
Molecules 4.6 Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Pharmaceuticals 4.6 Q2 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Chemistry, Medicinal
Toxics 4.6 Q1 Toxicology
Q2 Environmental Sciences
Biomimetics 4.5 Q1 Engineering, Multidisciplinary
Q2 Materials Science, Biomaterials
Microorganisms 4.5 Q2 Microbiology
Plants 4.5 Q1 Plant Sciences
Biology 4.2 Q2 Biology
Chemosensors 4.2 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical
Electrochemistry
Membranes 4.2 Q2 Engineering, Chemical
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Chemistry, Physical
Polymer Science
Toxins 4.2 Q1 Toxicology
Q2 Food Science & Technology
Metabolites 4.2 Q2 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Batteries 4.0 Q2 Electrochemistry
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Q3 Energy & Fuels
Catalysts 3.9 Q2 Chemistry, Physical
Journal of Clinical Medicine 3.9 Q2 Medicine, General & Internal
Land 3.9 Q2 Environmental Studies
Sensors 3.9 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Sustainability 3.9 Q2 Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
Environmental Studies (SSCI)
Q3 Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SCIE)
Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SSCI)
Buildings 3.8 Q2 Construction & Building Technology
Engineering, Civil
Agronomy 3.7 Q1 Agronomy
Q2 Plant Sciences
Fermentation 3.7 Q2 Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
Pathogens 3.7 Q2 Microbiology
Agriculture 3.6 Q1 Agronomy
Diagnostics 3.6 Q2 Medicine, General & Internal
Genes 3.5 Q2 Genetics & Heredity
Journal of Intelligence 3.5 Q2 Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Lubricants 3.5 Q2 Engineering, Mechanical
Processes 3.5 Q2 Engineering, Chemical
Coatings 3.4 Q2 Materials Science, Coatings & Films
Physics, Applied
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 3.4 Q2 Geography, Physical
Q3 Computer Science, Information Systems
Remote Sensing
Materials 3.4 Q2 Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Physics, Applied
Physics, Condensed Matter
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Chemistry, Physical
Micromachines 3.4 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Physics, Applied
Chemistry, Analytical
Q3 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Water 3.4 Q2 Water Resources
Environmental Sciences
Brain Sciences 3.3 Q3 Neurosciences
Energies 3.2 Q3 Energy & Fuels
Fire 3.2 Q1 Forestry
Q2 Ecology
Life 3.2 Q2 Biology
Current Issues in Molecular Biology 3.1 Q3 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Horticulturae 3.1 Q1 Horticulture
Animals 3.0 Q1 Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science
Veterinary Sciences
Insects 3.0 Q1 Entomology
Atmosphere 2.9 Q3 Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Electronics 2.9 Q2 Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Physics, Applied
Q3 Computer Science, Information Systems
Forests 2.9 Q1 Forestry
Inorganics 2.9 Q2 Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 2.9 Q1 Engineering, Marine
Q2 Oceanography
Engineering, Ocean
Metals 2.9 Q2 Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease 2.9 Q2 Tropical Medicine
Parasitology
Q3 Infectious Diseases
Universe 2.9 Q2 Astronomy & Astrophysics
Physics, Particles & Fields
Healthcare 2.8 Q2 Health Policy & Services (SSCI)
Q3 Health Care Sciences & Services (SCIE)
Applied Sciences 2.7 Q2 Engineering, Multidisciplinary
Physics, Applied
Q3 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Crystals 2.7 Q2 Crystallography
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Entropy 2.7 Q2 Physics, Multidisciplinary
Magnetochemistry 2.7 Q2 Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
Q3 Chemistry, Physical
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Symmetry 2.7 Q2 Multidisciplinary Sciences
Actuators 2.6 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Engineering, Mechanical
Aerospace 2.6 Q1 Engineering, Aerospace
Behavioral Sciences 2.6 Q2 Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Current Oncology 2.6 Q3 Oncology
Machines 2.6 Q2 Engineering, Mechanical
Q3 Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Medicina 2.6 Q3 Medicine, General & Internal
Separations 2.6 Q3 Chemistry, Analytical
Minerals 2.5 Q2 Mining & Mineral Processing
Mineralogy
Geochemistry & Geophysics
Children 2.4 Q2 Pediatrics
Diversity 2.4 Q2 Biodiversity Conservation
Q3 Ecology
Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease 2.4 Q3 Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
Mathematics 2.4 Q1 Mathematics
Photonics 2.4 Q3 Optics
Veterinary Sciences 2.4 Q1 Veterinary Sciences
Fishes 2.3 Q2 Marine & Freshwater Biology
Fisheries
Axioms 2.0 Q2 Mathematics, Applied
Systems 1.9 Q2 Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Tomography 1.9 Q3 Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging


Note: The Journal of Personalized Medicine's Impact Factor was omitted in the original release and will be assigned separately. Please find the data on the journal webpage in due course.

Source: 2022 Journal Impact Factors, Journal Citation Reports TM (Clarivate, 2023)

 

28 June 2023
Meet Us at the 3rd National Cellulose Symposium of the Chinese Chemical Society, 8–11 August 2023, Guiyang, Guizhou, China

The 3rd National Cellulose Symposium of the Chinese Chemical Society will be held from 8 to 11 August 2023, in Guiyang, Guizhou, China. The conference is hosted by the Chinese Chemical Society and is organized by the School of Materials and Metallurgy of Guizhou University. 

Topics include the following:

  • Functional structure and application of cellulose-based materials;
  • Basic theory and function of nanocellulose;
  • Efficient green conversion of cellulose;
  • Separation, structure, modification, and application of lignin;
  • Development and utilization of other biomass resources;
  • Natural polymer energy storage, smart materials, and devices;
  • Cellulose chemicals and cellulose recycled materials industry forum. 

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Polymers;
  • Gels;
  • Fibers;
  • Polysaccharides;
  • Macromol;
  • Materials;
  • Membranes. 

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person at booth #2 and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following link: https://www.chemsoc.org.cn/meeting/home/m484.

27 June 2023
Meet Us at the International Conference on Processing & Manufacturing of Advanced Materials: Processing, Fabrication, Properties, Applications, 2–7 July 2023, Vienna, Austria


The International Conference on Processing & Manufacturing of Advanced Materials: Processing, Fabrication, Properties, Applications (THERMEC’2023) is the twelfth international conference on the advanced materials series built upon the proven concept and continues the tradition of its eleven predecessors: Japan (1988), Australia (1997), USA (2000), Spain (2003), Vancouver, Canada (2006), Berlin, Germany (2009), Quebec City, Canada (2011), Las Vegas, USA (2013), Graz, Austria (2016), Paris, France (2018) and Virtual Conference in June 2021.

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

We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth #35, where you can find more information about the MDPI journals attending the conference:

Our representatives Igor Matic and Teodora Stepanov are eager to answer your questions and address any inquiries you may have.

19 June 2023
Materials 2024 Travel Award—Open for Nominations

We are pleased to announce that Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) will be granting the Travel Award to two junior scientists. The applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee consisting of senior scholars from the Materials Editorial Board.

This award provides financial support for the winners to attend an international conference in the field of materials science and engineering, to be held in 2024, in order to hold a presentation, present a poster, or both.

Candidate requirements:

  • Postdoctoral fellows or Ph.D. students;
  • Plans to attend an international conference in 2024 (oral presentation or poster).

Required application documents:

  • Information of the conference the applicant is planning to attend and the abstract that will be submitted;
  • Curriculum vitae and list of publications;
  • Justification letter describing the focus of the research (max. 800 words);
  • Letter of recommendation from the supervisor, research director, or department head, which also confirms the applicant’s status as a postdoctoral fellow/Ph.D. student.

The winners (two awardees) will each be awarded CHF 800 and an electronic certificate.

Please submit your applications for the Materials 2024 Travel Award at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/materials/awards/submit/2418 by 30 November 2023. Prizes will be awarded at the end of January 2024 and announced on the Materials website.

Materials Editorial Office

16 June 2023
Materials | Editor’s Choice Articles in 2023 in Section “Energy Materials”


Section “Energy Materials” is a platform for the publication of original articles and comprehensive reviews on the fundamental science and application of materials used for harvesting, conversion, storage, transmission, and the utilization of energy.

Both simulation/modeling and experimental contributions on the design, preparation, processing, characterization, and performance of materials for energy-related technologies and applications are welcome.

We are pleased to present the 2023 Editor’s Choice Articles, a carefully curated list of high-quality articles from the “Energy Materials” Section listed below:

“Modeling Analysis of a Polygeneration Plant Using a CeO2/Ce2O3 Chemical Looping”
by Greta Magnolia, Massimo Santarelli, Domenico Ferrero and Davide Papurello
Materials 2023, 16(1), 315; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16010315
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/1/315

“Nanocomposite Electrode of Titanium Dioxide Nanoribbons and Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes for Energy Storage”
by Mohammad BinSabt, Mohamed Shaban and Ahmed Gamal
Materials 2023, 16(2), 595; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16020595
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/2/595

“Modeling and Characterization of Surface Discharges in Insulating Material for Spacers: Electrode Shape, Discharge Mode, and Revision of the Creepage Concept”
by Debasish Nath, Qichen Yang, Giancarlo Montanari, Weijun Yin, Han Xiong and Karim Younsi
Materials 2023, 16(3), 989; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16030989
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/3/989

“Physicochemical Modeling of Electrochemical Impedance in Solid-State Supercapacitors”
by Davood Peyrow Hedayati, Gita Singh, Michael Kucher, Tony D. Keene and Robert Böhm
Materials 2023, 16(3), 1232; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16031232
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/3/1232

“Bismuth−Antimony Alloy Embedded in Carbon Matrix for Ultra-Stable Sodium Storage”
by Wensheng Ma, Bin Yu, Fuquan Tan, Hui Gao and Zhonghua Zhang
Materials 2023, 16(6), 2189; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16062189
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/6/2189

“Black Liquor and Wood Char-Derived Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Materials for Supercapacitors”
by Loreta Tamasauskaite-Tamasiunaite, Jolita Jablonskienė, Dijana Šimkūnaitė, Aleksandrs Volperts, Ance Plavniece, Galina Dobele, Aivars Zhurinsh, Vitalija Jasulaitiene, Gediminas Niaura, Audrius Drabavicius et al.
Materials 2023, 16(7), 2551; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16072551
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/7/2551

“Mechanistic Study of Fast Performance Decay of PtCu Alloy-based Catalyst Layers for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells through Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy”
by Maximilian Grandi, Matija Gatalo, Ana Rebeka Kamšek, Gregor Kapun, Kurt Mayer, Francisco Ruiz-Zepeda, Martin Šala, Bernhard Marius, Marjan Bele, Nejc Hodnik et al.
Materials 2023, 16(9), 3544; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16093544 
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/16/9/3544

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the research groups that submitted to Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944). We would appreciate it if you could circulate this document among your colleagues and network. Furthermore, the following opportunities for collaboration may be of interest:

Submitting a manuscript:

This Section is currently open for submissions. Papers may be submitted via the following link: https://susy.mdpi.com/user/manuscripts/upload?journal=materials.

Launching a Special Issue:

You have the opportunity to propose new topics and edit a Special Issue together with experts in the field: https://www.mdpi.com/journalproposal/sendproposalspecialissue/materials.

Joining the Editorial Board:

If you are an active researcher in the field of energy materials and are interested in joining the Editorial Board, please do not hesitate to get in touch (materials@mdpi.com).

Materials Editorial Office

13 June 2023
Materials Receives an Increased CiteScore of 5.2


We are pleased to inform you that Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) has received an updated CiteScore of 5.2, an increase of 10.6% compared with the 2021 metric. The 2022 CiteScore™ was released recently, making an assessment of the scientific influence of journals in the 2019 to 2022 period.

Materials’ CiteScore ranks as follows:

  • Q2 (125 out of 423) in the "Condensed Matter Physics" category;
  • Q2 (163 out of 453) in the "General Materials Science" category.

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

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

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


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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

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


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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

12 June 2023
Interview with Dr. Bharat Gwalani—Winner of the Materials 2023 Young Investigator Award

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Materials 2023 Young Investigator Award—Dr. Bharat Gwalani.

 

 

Name: Dr. Bharat Gwalani
Affiliation: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Research Interests: alloy design; material processing; corrosion; high entropy alloy; solid phase processing

 

We would like to thank the award committee for selecting one winner from many exceptional candidates, Dr. Bharat Gwalani. We will continue to reward scholars with the Young Investigator Award to express our acknowledgment of their support for the Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944). We wish them every success in their careers.

The following is a short interview with Dr. Bharat Gwalani:

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself to our readers?
Since August 2022, I have served as an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University, USA. Before that, I worked as a research scientist at the Pacific Northwest International Lab for approximately four years. My primary research revolves around applying solid-phase processing techniques to create innovative multifunctional materials suitable for challenging extreme environments. At present, my team and I are dedicated to advancing our understanding of deformation-based processing methods at the atomic level. We aim to utilize this knowledge for sustainable manufacturing practices, emphasizing energy conservation and using recycled materials, as opposed to traditional melting technologies.
Before joining the Pacific Northwest International Lab, I completed my Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at the University of North Texas, USA. During my doctoral studies, my focus was on developing high entropy alloys strengthened by precipitation. In 2010, I earned my bachelor's degree in materials science and engineering from India, my country of origin. Additionally, prior to commencing my Ph.D. program in the United States, I gained three years of experience in the steel manufacturing sector.

2. What is your current research, and why did you choose this research field?
The focus right now is trying to reduce energy input because natural resources are limited, and there is an energy crisis, so we need to recycle materials that have already been extracted from ore, so the solid phase processing route seems to be a very practical one. Developing new alloys for advanced processing techniques was very exciting to me, so that was my main motivation.

3. Have you encountered any difficulties in your research? How did you overcome them?
Working at a national laboratory, we are not involved with teaching, but we are involved with multiple projects simultaneously. Switching between each project can be a challenge, particularly in today's competitive environment. It is important to keep learning every day and develop beyond your Ph.D. to continue improving and publishing. The initial phase following a Ph.D. is more difficult, but the different problems inspired me to work hard, and it gave me good exposure and experience. In academia, much time is dedicated to teaching, creating course materials, and helping students while also needing to set up a lab and purchase equipment and pursue funding. Finding funding in areas you want to work in can be a challenge for all new researchers. However, teaching helps you go back to fundamentals which reaffirms your knowledge, so it is a good thing.

4. What qualities do young scholars need to possess?
I think it is very important not to give up easily. Things can be very challenging and can easily seem as if they will not work out, but persistence and drive to keep trying, and also to not feel embarrassed about failing, really helps. Just because it did not work today does not mean the approach you are taking is bad. It just was not your day. Keep going and take baby steps, and it will eventually happen. It is also important to manage your time effectively, to make the most of your time at work and still have a life outside of work. It is different from studying for a Ph.D. because, as a researcher, you work during your stipulated hours, so it is much more important to become efficient at an early stage of your research career.

5. Can you briefly describe the key to a happy laboratory life?
A lab is made up of different members, from the PI to the students, and they work as a cohesive unit. The ‘team’ feeling is very important, and if members are happy to do work rather than feel pushed, then that has long-term benefits. It is important to have fun when you work, so creating that environment in the lab is my focus. I used to enjoy my Ph.D. because I was doing research for myself rather than for somebody else, which helped me a lot.

6. As the winner of this award, is there something you want to express or someone to thank?
Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to encounter influential individuals who have played pivotal roles in shaping my professional journey. In my initial job at Jindal Stainless Ltd., Dr. L.K. Singhal, the Director of R&D, served as a catalyst, encouraging and inspiring me to explore my curiosity and think outside the box. This guidance ultimately motivated me to pursue a Ph.D., as I realized the significance of nurturing that inner drive. During my Ph.D., I was fortunate to have Dr. Raj Banerjee as my advisor, who struck a perfect balance between providing guidance and fostering independence. His mentorship empowered me to push boundaries and develop my own unique path of research. Similarly, in my previous position at PNNL, the support from leaders such as Dr. Cindy Powell, the Chief Science and Technology Officer, was exceptional. Their dedication to nurturing younger scientists and providing valuable guidance greatly influenced my professional development.
As a recent addition to the NC State community, I have already experienced tremendous support from Dr. Don Brenner, the department head. His unwavering support has been invaluable since joining the university. Personally, I have been fortunate to receive support from numerous individuals who have propelled me forward in life. This support is crucial for anyone striving to make progress, as the trust and belief others have in you serve as powerful motivators.

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


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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

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

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


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

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

MDPI Speaker

Dr. Gabriel Martínez Edo

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

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

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

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

Relevant Journals:

 

25 May 2023
Materials | 2023 Editor’s Choice Articles in the Section “Materials Simulation and Design”


The Section “Materials Simulation and Design” focuses on all aspects of inorganic and organic material properties, advances in the synthesis, processing, chara