Announcements

15 April 2024
Prof. Junying Zhang Appointed Associate Editor-in-Chief of Nanomaterials

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Junying Zhang has been appointed Associate Editor-in-Chief of Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991).


Name: Prof. Junying Zhang
Affiliation: School of Physics, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
Interests: first-principle calculations; materials for energy conversion and storage; low-dimensional materials
Website: https://shi.buaa.edu.cn/zhangjunying/en/index.htm

Prof. Junying Zhang is a full professor at the School of Physics, Beihang University, China. She is dedicated to understanding the energy transfer and charge transfer in functional materials, and to developing high-performance energy conversion and storage materials via the “structure–performance relationship” strategy. She has co-authored over 230 peer-reviewed journal publications, contributed to one edited book, and holds more than 20 awarded invention patents in China. Prof. Zhang was awarded the Second Prize of the Natural Science Award by the Ministry of Education of China. She was elected as a Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) and has received the IAAM Scientist Medal.

The following is a short Q&A with Prof. Junying Zhang, who shared her vision for the journal with us, as well as her views of the research area:

1. What appealed to you about the journal that made you want to take on the role as its Associate Editor-in-Chief?
The journal Nanomaterials is an international open access journal with a good reputation and widespread recognition. Nanomaterials exhibit many unique properties, with significant differences in optical, thermal, electrical, magnetic, mechanical, and chemical properties to bulk materials. Nanomaterials have seen rapid development in both fundamental theoretical research and application research. Serving as the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Nanomaterials journal allows me to collaborate with scientists in the nanomaterials field worldwide, contributing to the advancement of nanomaterials research.

2. What is your vision for the journal?
I hope that the journal Nanomaterials can attract more excellent submissions, promote academic exchange and collaboration among scholars in the field of nanotechnology, and become a trusted platform to drive fundamental innovation and application development in nanomaterials.

3. What does the future of this field of research look like?
With the continuous progress and innovation of technology, the performance of nanomaterials is constantly improving, and the preparation techniques are more environmentally friendly. Nanomaterials will continue to shine in the fields of manufacturing industry, medicine, energy, environment, information, etc., and will demonstrate broad application prospects in other fields, making greater contributions to the progress and development of human society.

4. What do you think of the development of open access in the publishing field?
Open-source journals have great potential to promote academic sharing and improve the visibility and impact of scientific research. However, in order to achieve sustainable development and overcome possible challenges, open-source journals need to explore multiple models and find a better balance, promoting their healthy development in the academic world.

We warmly welcome Prof. Junying Zhang as the Associate Editor-in-Chief of Nanomaterials, and we wish her every success in her new position.

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
Nanomaterials Webinar | Magnetic Nanoparticles for Biomedical and Environmental Applications, 29 April 2024


MDPI would like to invite all experts recognized in their fields to attend the Nanomaterials Webinar. The aim of this webinar is to explore the developments of new synthesis methods and characterization techniques that have made it possible to develop new nanomaterials for significant progress in many fields, such as energy, the environment, health, etc. We are looking forward to seeing you at the Nanomaterials Webinar.

Title: Magnetic Nanoparticles for Biomedical and Environmental Applications

Date: 29 April 2024

Time: 11:00–13:00 (CEST) | 17:00–19:00 (CST Asia)

More Information: https://sciforum.net/event/Nanomaterials-16

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

Prof. Norbert M. Nemes
Chair Introduction

11:00 a.m.–11:10 a.m.

05:00 p.m.–05:10 p.m.

Prof. Isabel Izquierdo-Barba
Nanomaterials to treat bone disorders

11:10 a.m.–11:35 a.m.

05:10 p.m.–05:35 p.m.

Prof. Puerto Morales and Dr. Alvaro Gallo-Cordoca
Microwave-assisted Synthesis of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Environmental Applications

11:35 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

05:35 p.m.–06:00 p.m.

Q&A Session

12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.

06:00 p.m.–06:30 p.m.

Closing of Webinar

12:30 p.m.–12:35 p.m.

06:30 p.m.–06:35 p.m.

Relevant Special Issue:

Functionalized Magnetic Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications
Guest Editor: Solenne Fleutot
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024

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

27 March 2024
Prof. Dennis K. P. Ng Appointed Associate Section Editor-in-Chief of Section “Biology and Medicine” in Nanomaterials

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dennis K. P. Ng has been appointed Associate Section Editor-in-Chief of the Section “Biology and Medicine” in Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991).


Name: Prof. Dennis K. P. Ng
Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, China
Interests: photodynamic therapy; phthalocyanine chemistry; bio-orthogonal chemistry; supramolecular chemistry
Website: https://chem.cuhk.edu.hk/people/academic-staff/nkp/

Prof. Dennis K. P. Ng received his B.Sc. and M.Phil. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He then pursued his D.Phil. in inorganic chemistry at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. After spending one year at the California Institute of Technology as a research fellow, he returned to his alma mater in 1994. He is presently a professor in the Department of Chemistry of CUHK. His current research interests lie in the chemistry of functional dyes, focusing on their synthesis, bio-conjugation, bio-orthogonal chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, and applications in photodynamic therapy, bio-imaging, logic devices, and renewable energy production. Thus far, he has published more than 260 papers in international journals with an h-index of 62.

The following is a short Q&A with Prof. Dennis K.P. Ng, who shared his vision for the journal with us, as well as his views on the research area:

1. What appealed to you about the journal that made you want to take on the role of its Associate Section Editor-in-Chief?

The interdisciplinary nature of Nanomaterials can bridge the gap among various scientific fields. The “Biology and Medicine” Section, in particular, focuses on the application of nanotechnology in biology and medicine, which perfectly matches my research aspirations. This role enables me to collaborate with esteemed researchers from various backgrounds, fostering an environment of learning and promoting exchange in the global scientific community.

2. What is your vision for the Section?

Through this platform, I wish to be able to encourage and disseminate innovative and high-quality research to advance our understanding of the interactions of nanomaterials with biological systems and promote the translation of the findings into practical medical applications.

3. What does the future of this field of research look like?

There is no doubt that the future of this field of research is incredibly promising. As a matter of fact, nanotechnology has revolutionized the field of medicine. We can expect to see more sophisticated nanomaterials being developed for targeted drug delivery, controlled drug release and activation, multimodal imaging, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, immunotherapy, etc. The high versatility of nanomaterials could also facilitate studies to deepen our understanding of various biological phenomena.

We warmly welcome Prof. Dennis K.P. Ng as the Associate Section Editor-in-Chief of the Section “Biology and Medicine”, and we wish him every success in his new position.

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/.

6 March 2024
Interview with Prof. Robert Hoye—Winner of the Nanomaterials 2023 Young Investigator Award

Prof. Robert Hoye

 

Name: Prof. Robert Hoye

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK

Research Interests: photovoltaics; nanocrystals; energy harvesting; photoelectrochemistry; X-ray detection; materials discovery; spatial atomic layer deposition

 

 

 

 

The following is an interview with Prof. Robert Hoye: 

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself to our readers? What are you currently researching, and why did you choose this research field?
I am an associate professor of materials chemistry at the University of Oxford, UK, where I am also a fellow of St. John’s College. Previously, I was a research fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK (2016-2019) and lecturer at the Imperial College London, UK (2020-2022). I have had the privilege of supervising Ph.D. students at Cambridge, Imperial College, and Oxford, and have seen ten Ph.D. students graduate as well as two postdocs, who are now working in both academia and industry. My current group comprises of four postdoc and six Ph.D. students, and we are working on developing novel optoelectronic materials for energy conversion.
We have particularly contributed to the development of semiconductors with efficient charge–carrier transport through defect tolerance and band-like transport. We have used a combination of materials chemistry, spectroscopy, and computations, with the aim of unravelling the chemical–physical factors that enable these properties, in order to design more efficient solar absorbers. We have applied these materials in thin-film photovoltaics for energy harvesting for sustainably powered Internet of Things electronics, X-ray detectors, and photodetectors, as well as artificial-leaf devices that harvest sunlight to split water into fuels. In addition, we have developed a spatial atomic-layer deposition reactor that can precisely manufacture thin-film semiconductors onto nanostructured surfaces orders of magnitude faster than conventional atomic-layer deposition. I have recently contributed to creating a start-up company called NanoPrint Innovations Ltd. to commercialise this reactor, and I am the CTO of this company.
My group’s research is fundamentally interdisciplinary, and we utilize new insights to develop next-generation technologies that will have a positive impact on society, especially in the areas of energy and sustainability. 

2. Which research topics do you think will be of particular interest to the research community in the coming years?
I think the inverse design of materials is a fascinating challenge. This is not just about AI or automation, but also about building on new insights that will guide the design of next-generation technologies. Defect tolerance is an especially exciting area, and could offer a new route to achieve efficient semiconductor devices, manufactured using cost-effective methods. The past decade of work on defect tolerance in metal-halide perovskites has opened up many questions, and unravelling the links between the many complex factors that influence how defects could be tolerated in materials is an important challenge for the field.

3. As a young researcher, what is the biggest challenge you have encountered in your research journey? How did you solve it?
The biggest challenge was securing my first academic position and building up a research group. I first became a PI through the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship, which I initially held at Cambridge. As a new PI, two of the biggest questions were: 1) how does one create a unique research platform that is recognised as distinct from those of previous supervisors, and 2) how does one compete for bright students in an environment with many other high-profile and well-established PIs? Fortunately, I was in a supportive environment and working across two “supergroups” – the Optoelectronics Group, and the Device Materials Group in Cambridge. These supergroups comprised of multiple PIs, and I was able to use the shared equipment to conduct independent research. At the same time, the highly collaborative and supportive environment provided a vibrant “ecosystem” for Ph.D. students to thrive in, and this helped spark the interest of talented students. After establishing a track record as an independent PI, it is always much easier to build up a research group. Getting started is always the hardest part.

4. Can you briefly describe the key to a happy laboratory life?
A highly collaborative and supportive research environment, where people are actively working together to solve problems together and discuss science in an open way.

5. If you have the opportunity, will you actively attend academic conferences? What do you think you can learn from participating in conferences that are different from working in a lab?
I regularly attend conferences across the world (Europe, UK, North America, Asia) in the areas of materials science, chemistry, photonics, and electronics. Meeting new people and discussing research is a very valuable way to start new collaborations and generate new ideas.

6. Which qualities do you think young researcheres need?
Patience, trust, strong communication skills, and a drive to keep on learning.

7. As the winner of this award, is there something you want to express, or someone to thank most
I would like to thank all of my mentors throughout my career, from my time as a student, to my time as a postdoc/research fellow, and also throughout my time as a PI.

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

23 February 2024
Interview with Prof. Dr. Zhen Wen—Winner of the Nanomaterials 2023 Young Investigator Award

Prof. Dr. zhen-wen

 

Name: Prof. Dr. Zhen Wen

Affiliation: Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials, Soochow University, China

Research Interests: nanomaterials; nanogenerator; energy harvester; smart sensor; flexible electronics; self-powered sensing system

 

 

 

 

The following is an interview with Prof. Dr. Zhen Wen:

1. Please give a brief introduction of yourself to the readers. What are you currently researching and why did you choose this research field?
I am Prof. Dr. Zhen Wen, a professor at the Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, China. I received my B.S. degree in materials science and engineering from China University of Mining and Technology, China, in 2011 and my Ph.D. degree in materials physics and chemistry from Zhejiang University, China, in 2016. During 2014–2016, I was supported by a program of the China Scholarship Council as a joint Ph.D. candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. I joined Soochow University, China, in Sep. 2016. I have published 147 peer-reviewed papers with 16 papers selected as the front/back cover articles. My overall citations have reached over 13000 times, with an h-index of 62. I also have 36 invention patents, and 10 of them have achieved technology transfer. I have been awarded the Microsystem & Nanoengineer Summit 2022 Young Scientist award, the 2023 Nanoenergy Advances Award, the Nanomaterials 2023 Young Investigator Award, etc. I currently focus on the fabrication of nanomaterials for smart sensors (e.g., pressure sensors, gas sensors, and tactile sensors) to realize high-accuracy sensing information recognition.

2. Which research topics do you think will be of particular interest to the research community in the coming years?
Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) have unique advantages in harvesting low-frequency irregular mechanical energy, and their output mainly depends on the surface charge density. Inhibiting the loss of triboelectric charges and optimizing the dielectric properties of materials are effective methods for boosting the surface charge density. I believe that explore optimization strategies to improve the output performance of TENGs will be of particular interest to the research community in the coming years, such as surface modification, insertion of intermediate layers, optimization of dielectric properties, etc.

3. Can you briefly describe the key to a happy laboratory life?
Always keep up an optimistic attitude, even towards setbacks.

4. What qualities do you think young researcheres need to succeed?
Innovation and an interdisciplinary approach are the most important qualities.

5. Nanomaterials is an open access journal. How do you think open access impacts authors?
Open access attracts more readers and citations, which helps authors promote their work and thus more advanced research.

6. Is there anything you would like to say or anyone you would like to thank as the winner of this award?
I would like to thank Prof. Zhong Lin Wang and Prof. Shuit-tong Lee for their recommendations. I also appreciate Prof. Xuhui Sun, my group members and FUNSOM for their strong support. To my family, thank you for your support and love. I am forever grateful.

 

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.

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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

29 January 2024
Dr. Paola Tiberto Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of Section “Nanocomposite Materials” in Nanomaterials

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Paola Tiberto has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Section “Nanocomposite Materials” in Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991).

Name: Dr. Paola Tiberto
Interests: magnetic properties, nanomagnetism; magnetic nanoparticles, magnetic thin films
Website: https://www.inrim.it/en/contacts/paola-maria-tiberto

Dr. Paola Tiberto is the first investigator of the National Metrology Institute of Italy, with a research focus on (i) magnetic properties, (ii) nanomagnetism, and (iii) magnetic nanoparticles and thin films.

The following is a short Q&A with Dr. Paola Tiberto, who shared her vision for the journal, as well as her views on the research area and open access publishing:

1. What do you think of the development of open access in the publishing field?
Open access is a well-assessed movement in cultural communication that advocates for free and unrestricted access to research outputs. This model has been designed to remove barriers to information by making research findings available to the global community without financial constraints. Open access journals are key to sustaining the development of open access. In this context, the most important aspect of publishing in OA journals in the rapidly evolving field of nanomaterials is that they make it possible to circulate the latest research achievements, stimulating novel research.

2. What was it about our journal that made you want to take the role of Section Editor-in-Chief?
Firstly, the possibility to contribute to advancing research in the rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field of nanocomposite materials is exciting. Serving as Editor-in-Chief provides a unique opportunity to stay at the forefront of groundbreaking research and to foster communication among experts.
As Editor-in-Chief of “Nanocomposite Materials”, I aim to ensure we feature high-quality, impactful studies and contribute to our journal's reputation as a source of cutting-edge advancements in nanocomposite materials.

3. What is your vision for our Section?
Our Section is dedicated to exploring a diverse range of functional materials, including thin films, patterned structures, and nanoparticles. As multifunctional nanomaterials are generally nanocomposites, they involve designing materials that can serve diverse purposes, such as targeted drug delivery, imaging, sensing, and energy conversion.
By covering such a wide range of topics, our Section will be an important source in our research area, particularly for those interested in advances in both fabrication techniques and characterizations (chemical, physical, and biological). The interdisciplinary nature of nanomaterials research will ensure significant advances that will have implications across science, technology, and nanomedicine, attracting contributions from a variety of research areas.

4. What does the future of this field look like?
Nanomaterials are a rapidly developing field with the potential to create drastic improvements across many applications. The advances made to synthesis and characterization techniques have enabled researchers to develop new and improved nanomaterials with a wide range of functional properties. In this way, advances will be at the core of new products and applications across a wide range of fields, including energy, electronics, medicine, and environmental science. Therefore, the future of nanomaterials research has immense power in terms of addressing global challenges and revolutionizing their various applications across different industries. Researchers in our field will play a pivotal role in exploring the full spectrum of nanomaterials in interdisciplinary areas and in addressing our current societal needs.

We wish Dr. Paola Tiberto every success in her new position, and we look forward to her contributions to the journal.

25 January 2024
Acknowledgment of the Reviewers of Nanomaterials in 2023

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

In 2023, Nanomaterials received 10,559 review reports from 6499 reviewers. This past year, we worked with reviewers from 73 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 Nanomaterials 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. Miszczyk Krishna Kant
A. S. Lipatiev Krylova Karina
A. Santhana Krishna Kumar Krystyna Jabłońska
Abdelhafed Taleb Krzysztof Chwastek
Abdul Hakeem Deshmukh Kun Zheng
Abhishek Nag Kunyan Zhang
Adam Dębski Kwang Se Lee
Adam Watras Lăcrămioara Popa
Adil Majeed Rather Lăcrămioara Rusu
Adina Magdalena Musuc Ladislav Kalvoda
Adinel Gavrus Lambin Lambin
Adriana Urda László Hegedűs
Afrasyab Khan Laszlo Jicsinszky
Afzal Khan Laszlo Kotai
Agata Szłapa-Kula László Péter
Agata Wawrzyńczak Laura Bulgariu
Aggelos Avramopoulos Laura Manceriu
Agnieszka Dąbrowska Laura Vicaș
Ahmed Elkaseer Laurent Raymond
Ahmed Sakr Laurentius Windholz
Airat Kiiamov Leandro Merces
Aivars Vembris Lei Chen
Aize Hao Lei Guo
Akansha Mehta Lei Zhang
Akihiro Matsutani Leonard Ionut Atanase
Akira Morikawa Leonarda Francesca Liotta
Alain Le Faou Leonardo Bernasconi
Alain Moissette Leonardo Lari
Alar Jänes Leonid Bolotov
Alberto Baldelli Leonid Perelomov
Alberto Rodriguez-Archilla Leszek Zaraska
Alberto Sensini Li Zhou
Aldobenedetto Zotti Lian Nedelchev
Aldona Beganskienė Liana Anicai
Alejandro Bugarin Liang Hu
Aleksandr Baburin Liang Song
Aleksandr Golovatenko Liang Yan
Aleksandr Kuntsevich Lianqiao Yang
Aleksandr Levin Lianshe Fu
Aleksandr Lozhkomoev Liaqat Ali
Aleksandr Oreshonkov Liliana Cristina Soare
Aleksandra Drygała Liliya Nikitina
Aleksei Emelianov Lionel Flandin
Aleksey D. Drozdov Lizhu Ren
Aleksey Nokhrin Loganathan Veeramuthu
Aleksey Vedyagin Loïc Dupont
Ales Buyakov Lorenzo Lisuzzo
Alessandro Gabrielli Lorenzo Maserati
Alessandro Lorenzo Palma Lorenzo Tesi
Alessandro Piovano Loreta Tamasauskaite-Tamasiunaite
Alexander Chizhik Loris Pinto
Alexander Demin Lu Zheng
Alexander Dolgoborodov Luca Barbaresi
Alexander Fomin Luca De Stefano
Alexander Goltsev Luca Persichetti
Alexander Gusev Luca Vattuone
Alexander I. Titkov Lucia Baldino
Alexander Kamantsev Lucia Montenegro
Alexander Khomich Lucia Rocco
Alexander Krylov Lucian Birsa
Alexander Malkin Lucian Georgescu
Alexander Minakov Luciano De Tommasi
Alexander Moskalensky Lucie Sancey
Alexander Novikov Ludovico Valli
Alexander Omelyanchik Luidmila Yakimova
Alexander Panich Luigi Santamaria Amato
Alexander Pyatakov Luis Costa
Alexander Santiago Luis F. Melo
Alexander Savin Luiz Pereira
Alexander Semenov Lukáš Fojt
Alexander Tselev Łukasz Szeleszczuk
Alexander Vtyurin Lulu Wang
Alexander Wittemann Luyao Zheng
Alexander Yakunin Lyudmila Parfenova
Alexandr Shtertser M. Federica De Riccardis
Alexandre Emelyanenko M. Hussein Assadi
Alexandre Vetcher M. Olga Guerrero-Pérez
Alexandrina Nan M. Rakib Uddin
Alexandros Pitilakis Maciej Molas
Alexej Bubnov Maciej Przybyłek
Alexey Chubarov Mads Brandbyge
Alexey Redkov Magdalena Aflori
Alexey Sokolov Magdalena Nistor
Alexey Vereschaka Magdalena Regel-Rosocka
Alexey Yashchenok Mahmoud Tabrizi
Alexey Yushkin Maiyong Zhu
Alfonso Fernández-González Makoto Yamaguchi
Ali Reza Kamali Makusu Tsutsui
Ali Umut Sen Malgorzata Kabsch-Korbutowicz
Aliaksandr Shaula Malgorzata Ulewicz
Alina A. Manshina Man Qu
Alireza Akhavan-Safar Manoj K. Mahapatra
Aljoša Košak Manousos Valyrakis
Almaz Saifutdinov Manuel Aureliano
Amalia Mesaros Manuel F. M. Costa
Amin Rabiei Baboukani Manuel M. Jordán Vidal
Amirmostafa Amirjani Manuela Chiper
Amit Banerjee Mar Fernandez Gutierrez
Amit Nautiyal Marcella Bini
Ana Almeida Marcello Campajola
Ana Garcia-Deibe Marcelo E. Domine
Ana Margarida Silva Marcin Jesionek
Ana Marques Marcin Wojtyniak
Ana Paula Betencourt Martins Amaro Marco Anni
Ana Ribeiro Marco Aurélio Garcia
Ana Rovisco Marco Carnevale Miino
Anabel Lostao Marco Girolami
Ana-Maria Lepadatu Marco Monti
Anand Chokkalingam Marco Truccato
Anatoli Popov Marek Mooste
Anbazhagan Sathiyaseelan Marek Wojnicki
Andrea Capodaglio Margarita Apostolova
Andrea De Iacovo Maria Brzhezinskaya
Andrea Di Schino Maria Chernysheva
Andrea Mescola Maria D. Rikkou-Kalourkoti
Andrea Reverberi Maria Geneva
Andreas Meyer Maria Giovanna Gandolfi
Andrei Baranov Maria Giovanna Scioli
Andrei I. Mardare Maria Harja
Andrei Kosterov Maria I. Pilo
Andrei Mostovshchikov Maria Ignat
Andrei Potapov Maria Josè Lo Faro
Andrei Tumarkin Maria Lepore
Andrei Vasile Nastuta Maria Luisa Grilli
Andreia Corciova Maria Michela Dell'Anna
Andrew Zydney Maria Vittoria Diamanti
Andrey Akhmatkhanov Maria Zielecka
Andrey Bukhtiyarov Mariacecilia Pasini
Andrey Filippov Marian Wnuk
Andrey Krauklis Mariano Venanzi
Andrey Kuznetsov Mariateresa Lettieri
Andrey Markin Marija Gizdavic-Nikolaidis
Andrey Miakonkikh Marija Jankunec
Andrey Minakov Marija Stojmenović
Andrey Nagdalian Marilena Vivona
Andrey Saraev Marina Rumyantseva
Andrey V. Sybachin Marina Stogniy
Andrey Zhdanov Marinela Panayotova
Andrii Lozynskyi Mario D'Acunto
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Jürgen Nagel Zeke Liu
K. C. Seetha Lakshmi Zeljko Skoko
Kadir Bilisik Zeyi Tan
Kalliopi Ladomenou Zhanfeng Huang
Kamil Gareev Zhanhao Hu
Kamil Karimullin Zhao Li
Kang Zhou Zhaogang Dong
Karen Khachatryan Zhaohui Xiao
Karim Mynbaev Zhaowei Chen
Karol Szalowski Zheng Zhao
Kasra Momeni Zhengjun Yao
Katarzyna Krukiewicz Zhengwei Huang
Katarzyna Skórczewska Zhengze Pan
Kazuya Saito Zhengzhong Tan
Ke Cao Zhenhua Tang
Kedhareswara Sairam Pasupuleti Zhenpeng Xu
Kedong Xia Zhi Li
Kelly Velonia Zhi Lin
Kenneth Schepler Zhibin Yang
Kentaro Iwami Zhifeng Wang
Keshava Mysore Zhihua Wang
Kesong Yang Zhihua Xu
Kewei Li Zhijie Wang
Khairullo Makhmudov Zhixing Gan
Khanh N. Dang Zhonghua Yao
Kimiyasu Sato Zhongyun Liu
Kirill Laptinskiy Ziliang Chen
Kirill Lozovoy Zinaida Shifrina
Kiyofumi Kurumisawa Ziwan Xu
Kiyoshi Fujisawa Ziyao Zhou
Kliment Kugel Zohra Benzarti
Kohei Yoshimatsu Zohrehsadat Masoumilari
Konstantin Ivanov Hadjiivanov Zong Jie Cui
Konstantinas Leinartas Zuoli He
Konstantine Nadaraia Zuzanna Bielan
Konstantinos Gardikis Zvezdelina Yaneva
Konstantinos Kasiotis

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

25 December 2023
Meet Us at the International Conference on Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology (ICONAN 2024), 15–17 January 2024, Barcelona, Spain


Nanomedicine and nanobiotechnology have tremendous potential for tomorrow’s patient care in a wide variety of disease management, and numerous theoretical concepts are currently being translated into preclinical and clinical studies. The fifth edition of the ICONAN conference brings together high-profile plenary speakers and world-class researchers who have successfully developed and translated nanomedicines over the last decades, offering a vibrant platform for oral and poster presentations, sponsor exhibits, and networking. The conference topics include targeted drug delivery, organ biodistribution and nanocarriers, nanomedicine for the immune system and cancer diagnosis and therapy, biological and medical nanodevices and biosensor 3D models, tissue engineering and regenerative nanomedicine toxicology, risk assessment of nanomedicine systems nano-imaging for diagnosis, etc.

MDPI will attend the International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology (ICONAN 2024); we welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest ideas.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan to attend this conference, please contact us online. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://premc.org/conferences/iconan-nanomedicine-nanobiotechnology/.

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


Recently, ClarivateTM revealed its 2023 list of Highly Cited ResearchersTM—individuals at universities, research institutes, and commercial organizations.

The scientists who were selected for this year’s list of Highly Cited Researchers published highly cited papers in the 11-year period from January 2012 to December 2022, with citation frequency in the top 1% of academic subjects and the same year of publication in the Web of ScienceTM database. This year, 7125 Highly Cited Researcher 2023 designations were issued to 6849 individuals, representing just 1 in 1000 researchers worldwide. This means that these researchers have demonstrated an incredible level of significant and broad influence in their chosen field or fields over the last decade. The list is truly global, spanning 67 countries or regions and spread across a diverse range of research sciences and social sciences.

According to our statistics, 45 members of the Editorial Board of Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991) were selected for the list of Highly Cited Researchers by ClarivateTM in 2023. They are being recognized for their high-quality scientific research achievements and outstanding contributions to their professional fields. The Nanomaterials Editorial Office sincerely congratulates all elected Editorial Board Members and hopes that they continue to have an academically productive relationship with the journal.

Researcher

Category

Affiliation

Pan, Anlian

Cross-Field

Hunan University, China

Anasori, Babak

Materials Science

Purdue University, United States

Fang, Baizeng

Cross-Field

University of British Columbia, Canada

Xing, Baoshan

Environment and Ecology

University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States

Dong, Chung-Li

Cross-Field

Tamkang University, Taiwan

Kuang, Dai-Bin

Cross-Field

Sun Yat Sen University, China

Jelezko, Fedor

Physics

Ulm University, Germany

Ji, Guangbin

Materials Science

Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China

Cao, Guozhong

Cross-Field

University of Washington Seattle, United States

Li, Hai

Cross-Field

Nanjing Tech University, China

Liu, Hong

Cross-Field

Shandong University, China

Kim, Jeonghun

Cross-Field

Yonsei University, South Korea

He, Jiaqing

Cross-Field

Southern University of Science & Technology, China

Yu, Le

Materials Science

Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China

Feng, Liangzhu

Cross-Field

Soochow University, China

Wang, Lianzhou

Materials Science

University of Queensland, Australia

Pan, Likun

Engineering

East China Normal University, China

Gu, Meng

Cross-Field

Southern University of Science & Technology, China

Crommie, Michael F.

Cross-Field

University of California System, United States

Saliba, Michael

Environment and Ecology

University of Stuttgart, Germany

Chen, Shuangming

Chemistry

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Zhai, Tianyou

Cross-Field

Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China

Zhang, Tierui

Chemistry

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Xing, Wei

Cross-Field

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Hu, Weida

Cross-Field

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Zheng, Weitao

Cross-Field

Jilin University, China

Hu, Wenbin

Materials Science

Tianjin University, China

Mai, Wenjie

Cross-Field

Jinan University, China

Ji, Xiaoyuan

Cross-Field

Tianjin University, China

Shi, Yi

Cross-Field

Nanjing University, China

Xu, Yi-Jun

Chemistry

Fuzhou University, China

Zhu, Yongfa

Chemistry

Tsinghua University, China

Du, Yonghua

Chemistry

Brookhaven National Laboratory, United States

Gong, Yongji

Materials Science

Beihang University, China

Xia, Yongyao

Cross-Field

Fudan University, China

Lai, Yuekun

Materials Science

Fuzhou University, China

Sun, Zaicheng

Cross-Field

Beijing University of Technology, China

Gu, Zhanjun

Cross-Field

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Fan, Zhanxi

Cross-Field

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Kang, Zhenhui

Cross-Field

Soochow University, China

Wei, Zhixiang

Materials Science

National Center for Nanoscience & Technology - China, China

Jin, Zhong

Cross-Field

Nanjing University, China

Wu, Zhong-Shuai

Materials Science

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Shao, Zongping

Materials Science

Curtin University, Australia

Liu, Jun

Cross-Field

South China University of Technology, China

6 December 2023
Join Us at "MDPI Open Access—An Author Training Program", 11 December 2023, Madrid, Spain


MDPI, in collaboration with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, is organizing an author training session aiming to provide valuable insights into MDPI and a profound understanding of open access publishing. MDPI has invited academic editors from the journal Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991) to empower authors with the knowledge to explore ongoing Special Issues and Topics, and discover tailored opportunities for various author groups. 

Date: 11 December 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Venue: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias, Sala de Conferencias Modulo 0
Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZDWYZCS

Schedule:

Time Program and Content Speaker
11:00 a.m.–11:25 a.m. Introduction to MDPI Dr. Paulina Maziarz
11:25 a.m.–11:50 a.m. Empowering Authors: Training Modules Dr. Gabriel Martínez Edo
11:50 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Discussion After Presentation  

MDPI Speakers

Speaker Biography

Dr. Paulina Maziarz
Dr. Paulina Maziarz holds a bachelor’s degree (2014) and a master’s degree in environmental engineering (2015) from the AGH University of Science and Technology (Krakow, Poland). She completed her Ph.D. (2020) in natural sciences at the same institution focusing on the synthesis and application of clay mineral-magnetic nanoparticle compo-sites in heavy metal removal from aqueous solutions. She joined MDPI in March 2021 as an Assistant Editor for the journal Nanomaterials and became Section Managing Editor in the following months. In December 2022, she was appointed as the Journal Relations Specialist of the journal Nanomaterials.
 
Dr. Gabriel Martínez Edo
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 nano-materials as drug delivery systems. He joined MDPI in June 2020 as an Assistant Editor and Section Managing Editor for the journal Nanomaterials. In 2021, he was appointed as the Managing Editor of the journal Nanomanufacturing, a position he held until his recent appointment as Journal Relations Specialist.

6 December 2023
Nanomaterials | Highly Cited Special Issues on Bionanotechnology and Nanomedicine in 2022


We are pleased to invite you to read the highly cited Special Issues in 2022 in Nanomaterials (ISSN:2079-4991) on bionanotechnology and nanomedicine. We hope this announcement will provide useful information for this field.

Biological and Toxicological Studies of Nanoparticles
Edited by Olivier Joubert
Viewed by 38,700+ | Cited by 190+

Nanotechnology-Based Diagnostics
Edited by Parasuraman Padmanabhan, Balázs Gulyás and Domokos Mathe
Viewed by 31,900+ | Cited by 130+

Antibacterial Applications of Nanomaterials
Edited by Krasimir Vasilev 
Viewed by 24,400+ | Cited by 100+

Cancer Treatment via Nanotherapy
Edited by Lisheng Wang
Viewed by 22,800+ | Cited by 90+

Nanomaterials in Dentistry
Edited by Sanjukta Deb and Sherif Elsharkawy
Viewed by 28,500+ | Cited by 90+

Synthesis, Characterization and Biomedical Applications of Nanomaterials
Edited by Paulo Cesar De Morais
Viewed by 17,900+ | Cited by 120+

You are welcome to view all the Special Issues and to submit relevant papers to the journal Nanomaterials. If you have any questions, you can contact the Editorial Office via nanomaterials@mdpi.com.

Nanomaterials 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

28 November 2023
Nanomaterials | Five Papers Marked as “Highly Cited Papers” in the Web of Science in 2021


We are honored to congratulate the authors of the papers listed below, marked as “Highly Cited Papers” according to Web of Science data. You can access the relevant papers through the links provided below and forward this news to your colleagues.

1. “Recent Advances of Photocatalytic Application in Water Treatment: A Review”
by Guangmin Ren, Hongtao Han, Yixuan Wang, Sitong Liu, Jianyong Zhao, Xiangchao Meng and Zizhen Li
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(7), 1804; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11071804
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/7/1804

2. “Recent Advances in Synthesis and Applications of MFe2O4 (M = Co, Cu, Mn, Ni, Zn) Nanoparticles”
by Thomas Dippong, Erika Andrea Levei and Oana Cadar
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(6), 1560; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11061560
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/6/1560

3. “Charge Transfer and Biocompatibility Aspects in Conducting Polymer-Based Enzymatic Biosensors and Biofuel Cells”
by Simonas Ramanavicius and Arunas Ramanavicius
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(2), 371; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020371
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/2/371

4. “Impact of Microplastics and Nanoplastics on Human Health”
by Maxine Swee-Li Yee, Ling-Wei Hii, Chin King Looi, Wei-Meng Lim, Shew-Fung Wong, Yih-Yih Kok, Boon-Keat Tan, Chiew-Yen Wong and Chee-Onn Leong
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(2), 496; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020496
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/2/496

5. “Green Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles (ZnO-NPs) Using Arthrospira platensis (Class: Cyanophyceae) and Evaluation of their Biomedical Activities”
by Ehab F. El-Belely, Mohamed M. S. Farag, Hanan A. Said, Abeer S. Amin, Ehab Azab, Adil A. Gobouri and Amr Fouda
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(1), 95; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010095
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/1/95

You are welcome to view all of the most cited & viewed papers and submit relevant papers to the journal Nanomaterials. If you have any questions, please contact the Nanomaterials Editorial Office.

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


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

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

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

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

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


Abate, Antonio
Aguilera, Ruth V.
Ahmed, Warish
Ahn, Myung-Ju
An, Qiaoshi
Anasori, Babak
Andersson, Dan I.
Angeletti, Silvia
Annabi, Nasim
Antinori, Spinello
Ariga, Katsuhiko
Asa, Sylvia L.
Astruc, Didier
Atala, Anthony
Atanasov, Atanas G.
Balsamo, Gianpaolo
Bandodkar, Amay J.
Banks, William A.
Bao, Yan-Ping
Barba, Francisco J.
Barnes, Peter J.
Barnholtz-Sloan, Jill S.
Barrow, Colin J.
Bashir, Ali Kashif
Basit, Abdul W.
Bassetti, Matteo
Batley, Jacqueline
Battino, Maurizio
Behnood, Ali
Benediktsson, Jon Atli
Biondi, Antonio
Bjarnsholt, Thomas
Blaschke, Thomas
Blay, Jean-Yves
Blumwald, Eduardo
Blunt, John W.
Boczkaj, Grzegorz
Bogers, Marcel
Bonomo, Robert A.
Boyd, Robert W.
Boyer, Cyrille
Braeckmans, Kevin
Bragazzi, Nicola Luigi
Bu, Wenbo
Bursać Kovačević, Danijela
Bush, Ashley I.
Byrd, John C.
Cabeza, Luisa F.
Cai, Xingjuan
Cambria, Erik
Cao, Guozhong
Cao, Xingzhong
Capasso, Raffaele
Carvalho, Andre F.
Casper, Jonathan
Castellanos-Gomez, Andres
Cavalli, Giacomo
Chai, Siang-Piao
Chan, Jasper Fuk-Woo
Chan, Timothy A.
Chang, Chih-Hao
Chang, Guoqing
Chao, Dongliang
Chen, Bo
Chen, Chaoji
Chen, Fahu
Chen, Gang
Chen, Jianmin
Chen, Jun
Chen, Jun
Chen, Jun
Chen, Lidong
Chen, Lingxin
Chen, Min
Chen, Mou
Chen, Peng
Chen, Qian
Chen, Qianwang
Chen, Shaowei
Chen, Shuangming
Chen, Wei
Chen, Xiaobo
Chen, Yimin
Chen, Yu
Chen, Yulin
Chen, Zhong
Chen, Zonghai
Cheng, Gong
Cheng, Huanyu
Cheng, Laifei
Cheng, Qiang
Chew, Kit Wayne
Chiclana, Francisco
Choi, Wonyong
Choi, Young Hae
Chowdhary, Anuradha
Cichocki, Andrzej
Clevers, Hans
Coops, Nicholas C.
Cortes, Javier
Cortes, Jorge
Costanza, Robert
Creutzig, Felix
Crommie, Michael F.
Cuadrado, Antonio
Cui, Haiying
Cui, Yi
Curigliano, Giuseppe
Dai, Sheng
Dai, Shifeng
Daiber, Andreas
Davies, Michael J.
Davis, Thomas P.
Dawson, Ted M.
de la Fuente-Nunez, Cesar
Delord, Jean-Pierre
Demaria, Marco
Deng, Xiangzheng
Desneux, Nicolas
Dikic, Ivan
Dimopoulos, Meletios-Athanasios
Ding, Aijun
Ding, Jianxun
Dokmeci, Mehmet Remzi
Dolgui, Alexandre
Dong, Chung-Li
Dou, Shi Xue
Dragicevic, Tomislav
Du, Bo
Du, Qian
Du, Yonghua
Duan, Xidong
Dufresne, Alain
Dummer, Reinhard
Edwards, David
Elaissari, Abdelhamid
ElMasry, Gamal
Enjuanes, Luis
Fabbro, Doriano
Facchetti, Antonio
Fan, Junliang
Fan, Kelong
Fan, Xiulin
Fan, Zhanxi
Fang, Baizeng
Fang, Chuanglin
Fang, Yongjin
Fasano, Alessio
Feng, Liangzhu
Feng, Xuning
Fensholt, Rasmus
Ferdinandy, Péter
Fernandez-Lafuente, Roberto
Filippi, Massimo
Flavian, Carlos
Fortino, Giancarlo
Fowler, Michael
Franceschi, Claudio
Frattini, Federico
Friston, Karl J.
Fu, Gengtao
Gai, Francesco
Gaisford, Simon
Galanakis, Charis M.
Galluzzi, Lorenzo
Galvano, Fabio
Gan, Ren-You
Gao, Feng
Gao, Huijun
Gao, Huile
Gao, Peng
Gao, Wei
Garbe, Claus
Garg, Abhishek D.
Gasbarrini, Antonio
Gastaldelli, Amalia
Gautier, Emmanuel L.
Genevet, Patrice
Geng, Yong
Gerdts, Gunnar
Geschwind, Daniel H.
Ghaffari, Roozbeh
Ghamisi, Pedram
Giacobbe, Daniele Roberto
Giampieri, Francesca
Gillies, Robert J.
Godos, Justyna
Gogotsi, Yury
Golding, Nick
Gong, Jinlong
Gong, Peng
Gong, Yongji
Govindan, Kannan
Gozal, David
Grancini, Giulia
Grant, William B.
Graus, Francesc
Green, Douglas R.
Grosso, Giuseppe
Gu, Meng
Gu, Zhanjun
Guan, Cao
Gueimonde, Miguel
Gui, Guan
Guigo, Roderic
Guo, Hengyu
Guo, Jianping
Guo, Lin
Guo, Song
Guo, Yan
Guo, Zaiping
Gupta, Rangan
Gutzmer, Ralf
Haase, Dagmar
Hagger, Martin S.
Hall, C. Michael
Han, Fudong
Han, Heesup
Hanes, Justin
Hartung, Hans-Peter
He, Bao-Jie  
He, Debiao
He, Hongwen
He, Jiaqing
He, Jie
He, Jr-Hau
He, Qiong
He, Xiangming
He, Xijun
He, Zhili
Heneka, Michael T.
Herrera, Francisco
Herrera-Estrella, Luis
Herrera-Viedma, Enrique
Hetz, Claudio
Holick, Michael F.
Hong, Danfeng
Hong, Xuechuan
Hsueh, Po-Ren
Hu, Bin
Hu, Enyuan
Hu, Jin-Song
Hu, Weida
Hu, Wenbin
Hu, Xiaosong
Huang, Baibiao
Huang, Hongwei
Huang, Jianliang
Huang, Jianping
Huang, Peng
Huang, Xin
Hubacek, Klaus
Hussain, Saddam
Italiano, Antoine
Iwata, Hiroji
Jaeschke, Hartmut
Jain, Atul

Jaiswal, Amit K.
Jankovic, Joseph
Janssens, Ivan A.
Jelezko, Fedor
Jeon, Byong-Hun
Ji, Guangbin
Ji, Qiang
Ji, Wei
Ji, Xiaobo
Ji, Xiaoyuan
Jiang, Bin
Jiang, Hong
Jiang, Junjun
Jiang, Lianzhou
Jiang, Qing
Jiang, Shibo
Jiang, Yuyan
Jiang, Zhongyi
Jiao, Licheng
Jin, Shi
Jin, Zhong
Kalantar-zadeh, Kourosh
Kamal, Mohammad Amjad
Kaner, Richard B.
Kaneti, Yusuf Valentino
Kang, Zhenhui
Karagiannidis, George K.
Karniadakis, George Em
Karp, Peter D.
Kataoka, Kazunori
Katritch, Vsevolod
Kawi, Sibudjing
Kepp, Oliver
Khademhosseini, Ali
Khan, Nafees A.
Kiessling, Fabian
Kildishev, Alexander V.
Kim, Haegyeom
Kim, Jeonghun
Kim, Jin-Hoi
Kim, Jong Seung
Kim, Ki-Hyun
Kirkwood, John M.
Kivshar, Yuri
Klenk, Hans-Peter
Ko, Wen-Chien
Kong, Baohua
Kontoyiannis, Dimitrios P.
Koonin, Eugene V.
Kroemer, Guido
Kuang, Dai-Bin
Kudo, Masatoshi
Kuhn, Jens H.
Kumar, Prashant
Kumar, Sudhir
Kurths, Juergen
Kurzrock, Razelle
Kuzyakov, Yakov
Kyrpides, Nikos C.
La Vecchia, Carlo
Lai, Yuekun
Lan, Ke
Lancellotti, Patrizio
Landi, Francesco
Lavie, Carl J.
Laxminarayan, Ramanan
Lee, Chengkuo
Lee, Jechan
Lee, Jin-Wook
Lee, Pooi See
Lee, Sang Soo
Lehmann, Johannes
Lei, Yaguo
Li, Bin
Li, Chunzhong
Li, Dongsheng
Li, Feng
Li, Hai
Li, Heng
Li, Hongyi
Li, Hui
Li, Jinghong
Li, Jun
Li, Li
Li, Linlin
Li, Neng
Li, Ning
Li, Shuai
Li, Shutao
Li, Wei
Li, Wentao
Li, Xiang
Li, Xuecao
Li, Xuelong
Li, Yat
Li, Yurui
Li, Zhijun
Liang, Chao
Liang, Shuquan
Liaw, Peter K.
Lin, Jun
Lin, Yuehe
Lippi, Giuseppe
Lister, Ryan
Liu, Chengmei
Liu, Gang
Liu, Hong
Liu, Hui
Liu, Jian
Liu, Jinyan
Liu, Jun
Liu, Meilin
Liu, Pan
Liu, Wei
Liu, Xianhu
Liu, Xiaoping
Liu, Xuejun
Liu, Yang
Liu, Yu
Liu, Yuan
Lonardo, Amedeo
Long, Hualou
Long, Ying
Lu, Bingan
Lu, Junling
Lu, Lu
Lu, Nanshu
Lu, Rongxing
Lucey, Brian
Lucieer, Arko
Lugato, Emanuele
Lund, Henrik
Luo, Yangchao
Luo, Yi
Luo, Zisheng
Lv, Wei
Lyons, Timothy W.
Ma, Haile
Ma, Jianmin
Ma, Jun
Ma, Tianyi
Ma, Wei
Ma, Yanming
Madabhushi, Anant
Mahmoudi, Morteza
Mai, Liqiang
Mai, Wenjie
Makridakis, Spyros
Mandala, Mario
Mantovani, Alberto
Mao, Jianfeng
Mao, Like
Mardani, Abbas
Mathivanan, Suresh
Matyjaszewski, Krzysztof
McCabe, Matthew F.
McCauley, Darren
McClements, David Julian
Mei, Lin
Melenhorst, Jan Joseph
Melero, Ignacio
Meyerholz, David K.
Van Mierlo, Joeri
Miroshnichenko, Andrey E.
Mittler, Ron
Mu, Shichun
Mubarak, Mohammad S.
Mueller, Lukas A.
Muhammad, Khan
Mumtaz, Shahid
Munekata, Paulo Eduardo Sichetti
Nakagawa, Shinichi
Nauen, Ralf
Newman, David J.
Niaura, Raymond S.
Nidheesh, P. V.
Niu, Ben
Nussinov, Ruth
O'Connor, David
Odintsov, Sergei D.
Omri, Anis
Orsini, Nicola
Ostrikov, Kostya (Ken)
Oswald, Isabelle P.
Oudard, Stephane
Ouyang, Minggao
Ozcan, Aydogan
Pan, Anlian
Pan, Anqiang
Pan, Caofeng
Pan, Genxing
Pan, Likun
Pan, Quan-Ke
Pan, Xiaoqing
Pandolfi, Pier Paolo
Parati, Gianfranco
Pateiro, Mirian
Peng, Qiang
Peng, Qing
Peng, Shushi
Perc, Matjaz
Perlin, David S.
Perlman, Stanley
Petruzzelli, Antonio Messeni
Pitt, Bertram
Pöhlmann, Stefan
Polasky, Stephen
Pommier, Yves
Poor, H. Vincent
Potenza, Marc N.
Preat, Veronique
Prinsep, Michele R.
Pu, Kanyi
Putnik, Predrag
Qin, Yuanwei
Qiu, Jieshan
Qu, Xiaogang
Ragauskas, Arthur J.
Ramakrishna, Seeram
Ramkissoon, Haywantee
Ran, Jingrun
Rao, Zhonghao
Recio, Isidra
Ren, Jinsong
Rengel, Zed
Rho, Junsuk
Riahi, Keywan
Ribeiro-Soriano, Domingo
Richardson, Paul G.
Robert, Caroline
Rocca, Maria A.
Rodriguez-Manas, Leocadio
Rojas, Orlando J.
Rojo, Teofilo
Roubaud, David
Saad, Fred
Saad, Walid
Sadorsky, Perry
Saliba, Michael
Sander, Chris
Sangaiah, Arun Kumar
Santamouris, Mattheos
Santoro, Gabriele
Scaldaferri, Franco
Schatzberg, Alan F.
Schwab, Matthias
Schweizer, Frank
Scolyer, Richard A.
Scott, Daniel
Serruys, Patrick W.
Setzer, William N.
Shahzad, Babar
Shao, Shuai
Shao, Zongping
Shen, Guozhen
Shen, Liyin

Shen, Zexiang
Shi, Peng
Shi, Yi
Siano, Pierluigi
Simões, Manuel
Sing, Swee Leong
Singh, Vijay P.
Smagghe, Guy
Smith, Lee
Soffietti, Riccardo
Song, Houbing
Song, Jibin
Song, Yu
Sood, Anil K.
Souto, Eliana B.
Stadler, Marc
Stanley, H. Eugene
Stephanopoulos, Gregory
Sternberg, Cora N.
Stoumpos, Constantinos C.
Stunnenberg, Hendrik G.
Su, Shiliang
Sun, Baoguo
Sun, Cuixia
Sun, Fengchun
Sun, Hongqi
Sun, Jie
Sun, Lijun
Sun, Litao
Sun, Runcang
Sun, Yanjuan
Sun, Zaicheng
Sun, Zhipei
Sureda, Antoni
Svenning, Jens-Christian
Tan, Chaoliang
Tan, Weihong
Tang, Chuan-He
Tang, Chuyang
Tang, Dianping
Tang, Yongbing
Tanzi, Rudolph E.
Terpos, Evangelos
Teschendorff, Andrew E.
Tian, He
Timsit, Jean-Francois
Tiwari, Aviral Kumar
Tohge, Takayuki
Tousoulis, Dimitris
Tran, Lam-Son Phan
Tress, Wolfgang
Trivedi, Pankaj
Tsao, Rong
Tully, Mark A.
Tung, Chen-Ho
Van der Bruggen, Bart
Vandenbroucke, Roosmarijn E.
Vangronsveld, Jaco
Varsani, Arvind
Vatanen, Tommi
Verbeke, Kristin
Vermote, Eric
Verpoorte, Robert
Vieta, Eduard
Vincent, Jean-Louis
Vita, Antonio
Wan, Jiafu
Wan, Shaohua
Wanek, Wolfgang
Wang, Bin
Wang, Bo
Wang, Chao
Wang, Chuanyi
Wang, Chunsheng
Wang, Dan
Wang, Feng
Wang, Gongming
Wang, Guoxiu
Wang, Haihui
Wang, Hao
Wang, Huanqing
Wang, Huanting
Wang, Hui
Wang, Jian
Wang, Jie
Wang, Jing
Wang, John
Wang, Joseph
Wang, Lianzhou
Wang, Lihui
Wang, Meng
Wang, Peng
Wang, Pengfei
Wang, Qi
Wang, Qi
Wang, Qiang
Wang, Qilin
Wang, Qin
Wang, Qing
Wang, Shaojian
Wang, Sibo
Wang, Tao
Wang, Ying
Wang, Yong
Wang, Zhen
Wang, Zhong Lin
Wang, Zhongrui
Wang, Zifa
Wang, Zuankai
Wei, Haotong
Wei, Leyi
Wei, Zhixiang
Wei, Zhongbao
Weissleder, Ralph
Weitschies, Werner
Wen, Guanghui
Wesemael, Bas van
Willerslev, Eske
Witlox, Frank
Wu, Haijun
Wu, Hao Bin
Wu, Hui
Wu, Jun
Wu, Qinglin
Wu, Shuilin
Wu, Xiaojun
Wu, Yongzhen
Wu, Yuping
Wu, Zheng-Guang
Wu, Zhong-Shuai
Xia, Jianguo (Jeff)
Xia, Meimei
Xia, Xinhui
Xia, Yongyao
Xia, Zhiguo
Xiang, Quanjun
Xiao, Fuyuan
Xiao, Jie
Xin, Sen
Xing, Baoshan
Xing, Wei
Xiong, Rui
Xu, Hui
Xu, Li Da
Xu, Ping
Xu, Yi-Jun
Xu, Zhenjiang Zech
Yan, Chong
Yan, He
Yan, Huaicheng
Yan, Kai
Yan, Ruqiang
Yang, Bing
Yang, Chenguang
Yang, Hongshun
Yang, Hui
Yang, Jian
Yang, Jianping
Yang, Jie
Yang, Jun
Yang, Kai
Yang, Shihe
Yang, Xiaofeng
Yang, Xinsong
Yang, Yun-Gui
Yao, Yonggang
Yigitcanlar, Tan
Yin, Shen
Yin, Shou-Wei
Yin, Yulong
Yin, Zongyou
Yokoya, Naoto
Young, Allan H.
Yu, Guihua
Yu, Jun
Yu, Le
Yu, Minghao
Yu, Shu-Hong
Yu, Wei
Yu, Wenwu
Yuan, Qiangqiang
Yuan, Yifei
Yuan, Yuan
Yuen, Chau
Zeadally, Sherali
Zhai, Tianyou
Zhang, Bing
Zhang, Dengsong
Zhang, Fan
Zhang, Fusuo
Zhang, Guangyu
Zhang, Guowen
Zhang, Hengjie
Zhang, Hongjie
Zhang, Hui
Zhang, Lai-Chang
Zhang, Lefei
Zhang, Lei
Zhang, Liangpei
Zhang, Lijun
Zhang, Min
Zhang, Peng
Zhang, Qiang
Zhang, Qiaobao
Zhang, Qichun
Zhang, Shicheng
Zhang, Shujun
Zhang, Tierui
Zhang, Wei
Zhang, Weili
Zhang, Xian-Ming
Zhang, Xiaodong
Zhang, Xiaogang
Zhang, Xiaoling
Zhang, Yang
Zhang, Yaobin
Zhang, Yi
Zhang, Yi-Zhou
Zhang, Yong
Zhang, Yu Shrike
Zhang, Yue-Jun
Zhang, Yuelin
Zhang, Zheng
Zhang, Zhicheng
Zhang, Zhien
Zhao, Guochun
Zhao, Jie
Zhao, Li-Dong
Zhao, Qing
Zhao, Yi
Zheng, Hao
Zheng, Weitao
Zheng, Yufeng
Zhong, Cheng
Zhou, Jie
Zhou, Jizhong
Zhou, Kun
Zhou, Liang
Zhou, Peng
Zhou, Qi
Zhou, Wei
Zhou, Weiqi
Zhu, Chengzhou
Zhu, Hongwei
Zhu, Junfa
Zhu, Jun-Jie
Zhu, Lei
Zhu, Mingshan
Zhu, Quanxin
Zhu, Yi
Zhu, Yongfa
Zhu, Zhe
Zhuang, Xiaodong
Zou, Quan
Zou, Ruqiang
Zuo, Chao

20 November 2023
Nanomaterials | Ten Articles Marked as “Highly Cited Papers” in the Web of Science in 2022


We are honored to congratulate the authors of the papers listed below, marked as “Highly Cited Papers” according to Web of Science data. You can access the relevant papers through the links provided below and forward this news to your colleagues.

1. “Two-Dimensional Core-Shell Structure of Cobalt-Doped@MnO2 Nanosheets Grown on Nickel Foam as a Binder-Free Battery-Type Electrode for Supercapacitor Application”
by Md Moniruzzaman, Yedluri Anil Kumar, Mohan Reddy Pallavolu, Hammad Mueen Arbi, Salem Alzahmi and Ihab M. Obaidat
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(18), 3187; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12183187
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/18/3187

2. “Computational Framework of Magnetized MgO–Ni/Water-Based Stagnation Nanoflow Past an Elastic Stretching Surface: Application in Solar Energy Coatings”
by Muhammad Mubashir Bhatti, Osman Anwar Bég and Sara I. Abdelsalam
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(7), 1049; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12071049
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/7/1049

3. “Electrospun Nanofiber Membranes for Air Filtration: A Review”
by Yangjian Zhou, Yanan Liu, Mingxin Zhang, Zhangbin Feng, Deng-Guang Yu and Ke Wang
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(7), 1077; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12071077
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/7/1077

4. “The Combination of Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials with Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Gas Sensors: A Review”
by Tao Li, Wen Yin, Shouwu Gao, Yaning Sun, Peilong Xu, Shaohua Wu, Hao Kong, Guozheng Yang and Gang Wei
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(6), 982; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12060982
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/6/982

5. “State-of-the-Art Review of Electrospun Gelatin-Based Nanofiber Dressings for Wound Healing Applications”
by Tao Li, Mingchao Sun and Shaohua Wu
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(5), 784; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12050784
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/5/784

6. “Review on Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Materials: Bioimaging, Biosensing, Drug Delivery, Tissue Engineering, Antimicrobial, and Agro-Food Applications”
by Vancha Harish, Devesh Tewari, Manish Gaur, Awadh Bihari Yadav, Shiv Swaroop, Mikhael Bechelany and Ahmed Barhoum
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 457; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030457
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/457

7. “The Investigation of the Effect of Filler Sizes in 3D-BN Skeletons on Thermal Conductivity of Epoxy-Based Composites”
by Zhengdong Wang, Tong Zhang, Jinkai Wang, Ganqiu Yang, Mengli Li and Guanglei Wu
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 446; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030446
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/446

8. “A Comprehensive Review of Graphitic Carbon Nitride (g-C3N4)–Metal Oxide-Based Nanocomposites: Potential for Photocatalysis and Sensing”
by Amirhossein Alaghmandfard and Khashayar Ghandi
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 294; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020294
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/294

9. “Review on Natural, Incidental, Bioinspired, and Engineered Nanomaterials: History, Definitions, Classifications, Synthesis, Properties, Market, Toxicities, Risks, and Regulations”
by Ahmed Barhoum, María Luisa García-Betancourt, Jaison Jeevanandam, Eman A. Hussien, Sara A. Mekkawy, Menna Mostafa, Mohamed M. Omran, Mohga S. Abdalla and Mikhael Bechelany
anomaterials 2022, 12(2), 177; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020177
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/177

10. “Applications of Chitosan-Alginate-Based Nanoparticles—An Up-to-Date Review”
by Adelina-Gabriela Niculescu and Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 186; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020186
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/186

You are welcome to view all of the most cited & viewed papers and submit relevant papers to the journal Nanomaterials. If you have any questions, please contact the Nanomaterials Editorial Office via nanomaterials@mdpi.com.

Nanomaterials Editorial Office

3 November 2023
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2021–2022 in the Section “Inorganic Materials and Metal-Organic Frameworks”


The “Inorganic Materials and Metal-Organic Frameworks” Section of Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991) provides multidisciplinary research at the frontier between nanomaterials and inorganic chemistry, including metal–organic frameworks. Due to this being an open access journal, you have free and unlimited access to the full text of all of the articles. We welcome you to read our most highly cited papers published in 2021 and 2022 below:

1. “Recent Developments in Lanthanide-Doped Alkaline Earth Aluminate Phosphors with Enhanced and Long-Persistent Luminescence”
by Doory Kim
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(3), 723; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11030723  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/3/723
Cited by 27 | Viewed by 3759

2. “Silver Nanoparticle-Based Sensor for the Selective Detection of Nickel Ions”
by Andrea Rossi, Marco Zannotti, Massimiliano Cuccioloni, Marco Minicucci, Laura Petetta, Mauro Angeletti and Rita Giovannetti
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(7), 1733; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11071733  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/7/1733
Cited by 22 | Viewed by 3086

3. “Towards Higher Electric Conductivity and Wider Phase Stability Range via Nanostructured Glass-Ceramics Processing
by Tomasz K. Pietrzak, Marek Wasiucionek and Jerzy E. Garbarczyk
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(5), 1321; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11051321  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/5/1321
Cited by 22 | Viewed by 2552

4. “Biosensing Using SERS Active Gold Nanostructures”
by Gour Mohan Das, Stefano Managò, Maria Mangini and Anna Chiara De Luca
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(10), 2679; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11102679  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/10/2679
Cited by 21 | Viewed by 3537

5. “Cellulose Nanofiber Composite with Bimetallic Zeolite Imidazole Framework for Electrochemical Supercapacitors”
by Hemraj M. Yada, Jong Deok Park, Hyeong Cheol Kang, Jeonghun Kim and Jae-Joon Lee
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(2), 395; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020395  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/2/395
Cited by 20 | Viewed by 2934

6. “Iron Oxide Nanoparticle-Based Hyperthermia as a Treatment Option in Various Gastrointestinal Malignancies”
by Julian Palzer, Lea Eckstein, Ioana Slabu, Oliver Reisen, Ulf P. Neumann and Anjali A. Roeth
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(11), 3013; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11113013  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/11/3013
Cited by 20 | Viewed by 2587

7. “Facile Assembly of InVO4/TiO2 Heterojunction for Enhanced Photo-Oxidation of Benzyl Alcohol”
by Xinyu Zhang, Quanquan Shi, Xin Liu, Jingmei Li, Hui Xu, Hongjing Ding and Gao Li
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(9), 1544; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12091544  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/9/1544
Cited by 10 | Viewed by 1604

8. “Influence of Synthesis Conditions on Gadolinium-Substituted Tricalcium Phosphate Ceramics and Its Physicochemical, Biological, and Antibacterial Properties”
by Inna V. Fadeeva, Dina V. Deyneko, Katia Barbaro, Galina A. Davydova, Margarita A. Sadovnikova, Fadis F. Murzakhanov, Alexander S. Fomin, Viktoriya G. Yankova, Iulian V. Antoniac, Sergey M. Barinov et al.
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(5), 852; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12050852
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/5/852
Cited by 10 | Viewed by 2432

9. “Machine Learning-Assisted Computational Screening of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Atmospheric Water Harvesting”
by Lifeng Li, Zenan Shi, Hong Liang, Jie Liu and Zhiwei Qiao
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(1), 159; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12010159
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/1/159
Cited by 7 | Viewed by 2313

10. “Fe3O4-PEI Nanocomposites for Magnetic Harvesting of Chlorella vulgaris, Chlorella ellipsoidea, Microcystis aeruginosa, and Auxenochlorella protothecoides
by Kristína Gerulová, Alexandra Kucmanová, Zuzana Sanny, Zuzana Garaiová, Eugen Seiler, Mária Čaplovičová, Ľubomír Čaplovič and Marián Palcut
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(11), 1786; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12111786
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/11/1786
Cited by 6 | Viewed by 1669

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


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

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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

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

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Open Access Week 2023 – the Global Drive to Open Continues

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

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

Core principles of OA publishing

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

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

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

Policy driving change

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

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

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

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

MDPI is proud to lead the transition to open access.

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Impactful Research

Spotlight on Smart Cities

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

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

Highly cited papers in Smart Cities

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

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

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

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

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

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

Testimonial

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

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

Inside MDPI

MDPI Manchester office, UK Visit


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

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

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

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

The UK by numbers

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

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

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

We are currently hiring EEs in various locations worldwide.

English Editing at MDPI

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

Read more:

Coming Together for Science

STM and Frankfurt Book Fair

Attending STM

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

Meeting with Web of Science

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

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

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

75th Frankfurt Book Fair


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

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

MDPI Books

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

MDPI Strategy Meeting

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

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

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
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2022 in the Section “Nanocomposite Materials”


The peculiar and functional properties of nanostructures and nanocomposites are due to their sizes and shapes in a variety of nanomaterials (i.e., nanoparticles, nanowires, thin films and 2D layers). In recent decades, advanced nanofabrication techniques have enabled applications of nanosized materials in several fields such as sensing devices and nanomedicines. This 2022 article collection highlights promising scientific achievements in nanoscale materials for biomedical/health applications, together with manuscripts on more commonly assessed topics such as sensing and energy storage. Readers can find contributions highlighting the use of nanomaterials for regenerative medicine, cancer therapy and drug delivery together with antibacterial activity and food packaging.

As all the articles published in our journal are open access, you have free and unlimited access to the full text. We welcome you to read the top ten selected papers published in 2022 listed below:

1. “Hydrothermal Synthesis of Hierarchical SnO2 Nanostructures for Improved Formaldehyde Gas Sensing”
by Pengyu Ren, Lingling Qi, Kairui You and Qingwei Shi
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 228; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020228
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/228

2. “Magnetic Nanoparticles in Bone Tissue Engineering”
by Akshith Dasari, Jingyi Xue and Sanjukta Deb
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(5), 757; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12050757
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/5/757

3. “Recent Advanced Supercapacitor: A Review of Storage Mechanisms, Electrode Materials, Modification, and Perspectives”
by Niraj Kumar, Su-Bin Kim, Seul-Yi Lee and Soo-Jin Park
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(20), 3708; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12203708
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/20/3708

4. “Pharmacokinetics of PEGylated Gold Nanoparticles: In Vitro—In Vivo Correlation”
by Tibor Dubaj, Katarina Kozics, Monika Sramkova, Alena Manova, Neus G. Bastús, Oscar H. Moriones, Yvonne Kohl, Maria Dusinska, Elise Runden-Pran, Victor Puntes et al.
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 511; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030511
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/511

5. “Assisted Synthesis of Coated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Magnetic Hyperthermia”
by Liliana P. Ferreira, César P. Reis, Tiago T. Robalo, M. E. Melo Jorge, Paula Ferreira, Joana Gonçalves, Abdollah Hajalilou and Maria Margarida Cruz
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(11), 1870; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12111870
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/11/1870

6. “Porous Polydimethylsiloxane Elastomer Hybrid with Zinc Oxide Nanowire for Wearable, Wide-Range, and Low Detection Limit Capacitive Pressure Sensor”
by Gen-Wen Hsieh, Liang-Cheng Shih and Pei-Yuan Chen
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 256; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020256
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/256

7. “Antibacterial Activity of Electrospun Polyacrylonitrile Copper Nanoparticle Nanofibers on Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)”
by William B. Wang and Jude C. Clapper
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(13), 2139; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12132139
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/13/2139

8. “Nanocomposite Film Development Based on Chitosan/Polyvinyl Alcohol Using ZnO@Montmorillonite and ZnO@Halloysite Hybrid Nanostructures for Active Food Packaging Applications”
by Aris E. Giannakas, Constantinos E. Salmas, Dimitrios Moschovas, Maria Baikousi, Eleni Kollia, Vasiliki Tsigkou, Anastasios Karakassides, Areti Leontiou, George Kehayias, Apostolos Avgeropoulos et al.
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(11), 1843; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12111843
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/11/1843

9. “Nanomaterials with Excellent Adsorption Characteristics for Sample Pretreatment: A Review”
by Wen-Xin Liu, Shuang Song, Ming-Li Ye, Yan Zhu, Yong-Gang Zhao and Yin Lu
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(11), 1845; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12111845
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/11/1845

10. “Physicochemical Characterization and Finite Element Analysis-Assisted Mechanical Behavior of Polylactic Acid-Montmorillonite 3D Printed Nanocomposites”
by Maria-Eirini Grigora, Zoe Terzopoulou, Konstantinos Tsongas, Dimitrios N. Bikiaris and Dimitrios Tzetzis
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(15), 2641; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12152641
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/15/2641

10 October 2023
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2022 in the Section “Nanoelectronics, Nanosensors and Devices”


The “Nanoelectronics, Nanosensors and Devices” Section of Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991) provides a forum for rapid publication of the accounts of works pertaining to the preparation, characterization, and application of nanomaterials in various nanoelectronics and nanodevices. Due to this being an open access journal, you have free and unlimited access to the full text of all the articles. We welcome you to read our most highly cited papers published in 2022 below:

1. “Flexible Piezoresistive Pressure Sensor Based on Electrospun Rough Polyurethane Nanofibers Film for Human Motion Monitoring”
by Bin Xue, Haiyi Xie, Jinxu Zhao, Jianming Zheng and Chunye Xu
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(4), 723; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12040723
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/4/723
Cited by 14 | Viewed by 2360

2. “Electric Transport in Few-Layer ReSe2 Transistors Modulated by Air Pressure and Light”
by Enver Faella, Kimberly Intonti, Loredana Viscardi, Filippo Giubileo, Arun Kumar, Hoi Tung Lam, Konstantinos Anastasiou, Monica F. Craciun, Saverio Russo and Antonio Di Bartolomeo
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(11), 1886; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12111886
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/11/1886
Cited by 12 | Viewed by 2299

3. “Double-Layer Fatty Acid Nanoparticles as a Multiplatform for Diagnostics and Therapy”
by María Salvador, José Luis Marqués-Fernández, José Carlos Martínez-García, Dino Fiorani, Paolo Arosio, Matteo Avolio, Francesca Brero, Florica Balanean, Andrea Guerrini, Claudio Sangregorio et al.
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 205; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020205
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/205
Cited by 10 | Viewed by 1684

4. “Growth and Strain Modulation of GeSn Alloys for Photonic and Electronic Applications”
by Zhenzhen Kong, Guilei Wang, Renrong Liang, Jiale Su, Meng Xun, Yuanhao Miao, Shihai Gu, Junjie Li, Kaihua Cao, Hongxiao Lin et al.
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(6), 981; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12060981
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/6/981
Cited by 9 | Viewed by 2285

5. “Graphene-Based Electrochemical Sensors for Psychoactive Drugs”
by Ramin Boroujerdi and Richard Paul
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(13), 2250; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12132250
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/13/2250
Cited by 9 | Viewed by 2074

6. “Graphene Oxide/Silver Nanoparticles Platforms for the Detection and Discrimination of Native and Fibrillar Lysozyme: A Combined QCM and SERS Approach”
by Vania Tramonti, Cristiana Lofrumento, Maria Raffaella Martina, Giacomo Lucchesi and Gabriella Caminati
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(4), 600; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12040600
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/4/600
Cited by 8 | Viewed by 1570

7. “Annealing Effects on SnO2 Thin Film for H2 Gas Sensing”
by Yijun Yang, Bohee Maeng, Dong Geon Jung, Junyeop Lee, Yeongsam Kim, JinBeom Kwon, Hee Kyung An and Daewoong Jung
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(18), 3227; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12183227
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/18/3227
Cited by 8 | Viewed by 1471

8. “Lower Limits of Contact Resistance in Phosphorene Nanodevices with Edge Contacts”
by Mirko Poljak, Mislav Matić, Tin Župančić and Ante Zeljko
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(4), 656; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12040656
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/4/656
Cited by 7 | Viewed by 1433

9. “Preparation of a ZnO Nanostructure as the Anode Material Using RF Magnetron Sputtering System”
by Seokwon Lee, Yeon-Ho Joung, Yong-Kyu Yoon and Wonseok Choi
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 215; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020215
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/215
Cited by 7 | Viewed by 1595

10. “Transport Simulation of Graphene Devices with a Generic Potential in the Presence of an Orthogonal Magnetic Field”
by Paolo Marconcini and Massimo Macucci
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(7), 1087; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12071087
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/7/1087
Cited by 7 | Viewed by 1386

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

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

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


Opening Thoughts

Open Access in China

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

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

Open Access Policy in China

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

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

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

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

MDPI Offices in China

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


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

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

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

Our Strength is in Our People

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

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

Impactful Research

MDPI Awards

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

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

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

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

MDPI Awards to Scholars from China

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

MDPI’s Tu Youyou Award


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

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

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

2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine Awarded to Professor Youyou Tu

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

Highly Cited Articles by Chinese Scholars Published in MDPI

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

Read more:

Inside MDPI

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

Marketing Department in China

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

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

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

Coming Together for Science

Collaborations, Scholarships and Meetings

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

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

Scholarships in China

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

Meeting with the Society of Chinese University Journals (CUJS)


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

The Numbers

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

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

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

Closing Thoughts

Final Reflections on our MDPI Offices in Beijing and Wuhan


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

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

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

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

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

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

Hospitality and Service

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

24 September 2023
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2022 in the Section “Theory and Simulation of Nanostructures”


The “Theory and Simulation of Nanostructures” Section in Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991) publishes high-quality reviews and articles on the theory and simulation, design, development and study of the electronic, magnetic (etc.) properties of nanostructures and quantum technology.

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

1. “Multilayer Coatings for Tribology: A Mini Review”
by Yanfei Liu, Shengtao Yu, Qiuyu Shi, Xiangyu Ge and Wenzhong Wang
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(9), 1388; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12091388
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/9/1388
Viewed by 2281

2. “Recent Advances in Theoretical Development of Thermal Atomic Layer Deposition: A Review”
by Mina Shahmohammadi, Rajib Mukherjee, Cortino Sukotjo, Urmila M. Diwekar and Christos G. Takoudis
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(5), 831; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12050831
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/5/831
Viewed by 3961

3. “Spin-Orbit Coupling and Spin-Polarized Electronic Structures of Janus Vanadium-Dichalcogenide Monolayers: First-Principles Calculations”
by Ming-Hao Lv, Chang-Ming Li and Wei-Feng Sun
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 382; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030382
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/382
Viewed by 2493

4. “The Cost of Improving the Precision of the Variational Quantum Eigensolver for Quantum Chemistry”
by Ivana Miháliková, Matej Pivoluska, Martin Plesch, Martin Friák, Daniel Nagaj and Mojmír Šob
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 243; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020243
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/243
Viewed by 1717

5. “Multi-Channel High-Performance Absorber Based on SiC-Photonic Crystal Heterostructure-SiC Structure”
by Jing Han, Jijuan Jiang, Tong Wu, Yang Gao and Yachen Gao
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 289; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020289
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/289
Viewed by 1108

6. “The Effects of the Temperature and Termination(-O) on the Friction and Adhesion Properties of MXenes Using Molecular Dynamics Simulation”
by Yao Deng, Yu Chen, Hanxu Liu and Xin Yan
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(5), 798; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12050798
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/5/798
Viewed by 1501

7. “Simulation and Experimental Study of the Multisized Silver Nanoparticles Sintering Process Based on Molecular Dynamics”
by Mingfei Gu, Tingting Liu, Gang Li and Wenhe Liao
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(6), 1030; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12061030
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/6/1030
Viewed by 1892

8. “Safety Assessment of 2D MXenes: In Vitro and In Vivo”
by Renjie Li, Xiaozhe Gu, Yuanwen Shen, Ke Li, Zhen Li and Zhaoyu Zhang
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(8), 1372; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12081372
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/8/1372
Viewed by 2691

9. “Effect of the Dopant Configuration on the Electronic Transport Properties of Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotubes”
by Kim Eklund and Antti J. Karttunen
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 199; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020199
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/199
Viewed by 1829

10. “Computational Methods for Charge Density Waves in 2D Materials”
by Sugata Chowdhury, Albert Rigosi, Heather Hill, Patrick Vora, Angela R. Hight Walker and Francesca Tavazza
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 504; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030504
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/504
Viewed by 2216

18 September 2023
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2022 in the Section “2D and Carbon Nanomaterials”


The Section “2D and Carbon Nanomaterials” of Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991) aims to publish original research and review articles on the fabrication, characterization, physical and chemical properties, and applications of two-dimensional (2D) and carbon nanomaterials.

We are thrilled to introduce the top 10 papers selected in 2022. These publications stood out among numerous papers, and we welcome you to read the top ten selected papers below:

“Chromium-Modified Ultrathin CoFe LDH as High-Efficiency Electrode for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction”
by Jun-Jun Zhang, Meng-Yang Li, Xiang Li, Wei-Wei Bao, Chang-Qing Jin, Xiao-Hua Feng, Ge Liu, Chun-Ming Yang and Nan-Nan Zhang
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(7), 1227; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12071227
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/7/1227

“Ultrasonic-Assisted Synthesis of N-Doped, Multicolor Carbon Dots toward Fluorescent Inks, Fluorescence Sensors, and Logic Gate Operations”
by Jiali Xu, Kai Cui, Tianyu Gong, Jinyang Zhang, Zhirou Zhai, Linrui Hou, Fakhr uz Zaman and Changzhou Yuan
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 312; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030312
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/312

“Graphene Oxide Thin Films with Drug Delivery Function”
by Alexandra M. L. Oliveira, Mónica Machado, Gabriela A. Silva, Diogo B. Bitoque, Joana Tavares Ferreira, Luís Abegão Pinto and Quirina Ferreira
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(7), 1149; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12071149
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/7/1149

“Eco-Friendly Disposable WS2 Paper Sensor for Sub-ppm NO2 Detection at Room Temperature”
by Daniel Matatagui, Carlos Cruz, Felix Carrascoso, Abdullah M. Al-Enizi, Ayman Nafady, Andres Castellanos-Gomez and María del Carmen Horrillo
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(7), 1213; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12071213
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/7/1213#

“Fullerene Derivative with Flexible Alkyl Chain for Efficient Tin-Based Perovskite Solar Cells”
by Chengbo Tian, Chao Sun, Jingfu Chen, Peiquan Song, Enlong Hou, Peng Xu, Yuming Liang, Panpan Yang, Jiefeng Luo, Liqiang Xie et al.
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 532; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030532
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/532

“Synthesis of Doped/Hybrid Carbon Dots and Their Biomedical Application”
by Vijay Bhooshan Kumar, Ze’ev Porat and Aharon Gedanken
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(6), 898; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12060898
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/6/898

“In Vitro and In Vivo Cytotoxicity of Boron Nitride Nanotubes: A Systematic Review”
by Akesh Babu Kakarla and Ing Kong
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(12), 2069; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12122069
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/12/2069

“Photoluminescence and Fluorescence Quenching of Graphene Oxide: A Review”
by Xinzhe Xiao, Yumin Zhang, Lei Zhou, Bin Li and Lin Gu
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(14), 2444; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12142444
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/14/2444

“Biocompatible and Antimicrobial Cellulose Acetate-Collagen Films Containing MWCNTs Decorated with TiO2 Nanoparticles for Potential Biomedical Applications”
by Madalina Elena David, Rodica Mariana Ion, Ramona Marina Grigorescu, Lorena Iancu, Alina Maria Holban, Florin Iordache, Adrian Ionut Nicoara, Elvira Alexandrescu, Raluca Somoghi, Sofia Teodorescu, et al.
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 239; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020239
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/239

“Current Understanding of Water Properties inside Carbon Nanotubes”
by Aris Chatzichristos and Jamal Hassan
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(1), 174; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12010174
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/1/174

11 September 2023
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2022 in the Section “Nanofabrication and Nanomanufacturing”


The Section “Nanofabrication and Nanomanufacturing” of Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991) aims to focus on the nanoprocessing approaches employed to create novel nanostructures and architecture using innovative synthesis, fabrication, and manufacturing methods to acquire specific properties for applications.

As all the articles published in our journal are in an open access format, you have free and unlimited access to them. We welcome you to read the top 10 selected papers published in 2022 listed below:

“Breakdown Performance and Partial Discharge Development in Transformer Oil-Based Metal Carbide Nanofluids”
by Konstantinos N. Koutras, Sokratis N. Tegopoulos, Vasilios P. Charalampakos, Apostolos Kyritsis, Ioannis F. Gonos and Eleftheria C. Pyrgioti
 Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 269; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020269
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/269

“Supramolecular Self-Assembly of Atomically Precise Silver Nanoclusters with Chiral Peptide for Temperature Sensing and Detection of Arginine”
by Wenjuan Wang, Zhi Wang, Di Sun, Shulin Li, Quanhua Deng and Xia Xin
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 424; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030424
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/424

“Polarization of Femtosecond Laser for Titanium Alloy Nanopatterning Influences Osteoblastic Differentiation”
by Mathieu Maalouf, Alain Abou Khalil, Yoan Di Maio, Steve Papa, Xxx Sedao, Elisa Dalix, Sylvie Peyroche, Alain Guignandon and Virginie Dumas
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(10), 1619; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12101619
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/10/1619

“Nanoparticle-Induced Property Changes in Nematic Liquid Crystals”
by Nicolas Brouckaert, Nina Podoliak, Tetiana Orlova, Denitsa Bankova, Angela F. De Fazio, Antonios G. Kanaras, Ondrej Hovorka, Giampaolo D’Alessandro and Malgosia Kaczmarek
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 341; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030341
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/341

“Gold-Platinum Nanoparticles with Core-Shell Configuration as Efficient Oxidase-like Nanosensors for Glutathione Detection”
by Javier Bonet-Aleta, Jose I. Garcia-Peiro, Silvia Irusta and Jose L. Hueso
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(5), 755; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12050755
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/5/755

“Influences of Plasma Plume Length on Structural, Optical and Dye Degradation Properties of Citrate-Stabilized Silver Nanoparticles Synthesized by Plasma-Assisted Reduction”
by Tirtha Raj Acharya, Geon Joon Lee and Eun Ha Choi
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(14), 2367; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12142367
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/14/2367

“Pulse-Atomic Force Lithography: A Powerful Nanofabrication Technique to Fabricate Constant and Varying-Depth Nanostructures”
by Paolo Pellegrino, Alessandro Paolo Bramanti, Isabella Farella, Mariafrancesca Cascione, Valeria De Matteis, Antonio Della Torre, Fabio Quaranta and Rosaria Rinaldi
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(6), 991; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12060991
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/6/991

“Digital Innovation Enabled Nanomaterial Manufacturing; Machine Learning Strategies and Green Perspectives”
by Georgios Konstantopoulos, Elias P. Koumoulos and Costas A. Charitidis
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(15), 2646; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12152646
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/15/2646

“Graphene/Ferroelectric (Ge-Doped HfO2) Adaptable Transistors Acting as Reconfigurable Logic Gates”
by Mircea Dragoman, Adrian Dinescu, Daniela Dragoman, Cătălin Palade, Valentin Serban Teodorescu and Magdalena Lidia Ciurea
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 279; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020279
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/279

“Bifunctional Single-Atom Cobalt Electrocatalysts with Dense Active Sites Prepared via a Silica Xerogel Strategy for Rechargeable Zinc–Air Batteries”
by Lijuan Wang, Zixiang Xu, Tingyu Peng, Maosong Liu, Long Zhang and Jianming Zhang
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 381; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030381
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/381

Discover more interesting papers in this Section, please visit the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/sections/nanofabrication_nanomanufacturing.

8 September 2023
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2022 in the Section “Solar Energy and Solar Cells”


The Section “Solar Energy and Solar Cells” of Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991) aims to publish original high-quality research, communications, articles, and review articles in the broad areas of solar-related materials, devices, processes, and technology as well as simulations, computational studies, and emerging machine learning applied to these research topics.

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

1. “All-Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells: Recent Advancements and Challenges”
by Ibrahim M. Maafa
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(10), 1651; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12101651
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/10/1651

2. “Application of Quantum Dot Interface Modification Layer in Perovskite Solar Cells: Progress and Perspectives”
by Yankai Zhou, Xingrui Luo, Jiayan Yang, Qingqing Qiu, Tengfeng Xie and Tongxiang Liang
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(12), 2102; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12122102
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/12/2102

3. “The Golden Fig: A Plasmonic Effect Study of Organic-Based Solar Cells”
by Jessica Barichello, Paolo Mariani, Fabio Matteocci, Luigi Vesce, Andrea Reale, Aldo Di Carlo, Maurizio Lanza, Gaetano Di Marco, Stefano Polizzi and Giuseppe Calogero
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 267; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020267
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/267

4. “A Review of Perovskite-Based Photodetectors and Their Applications”
by Haiyan Wang, Yu Sun, Jin Chen, Fengchao Wang, Ruiyi Han, Canyun Zhang, Jinfang Kong, Lan Li and Jing Yang
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(24), 4390; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12244390
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/24/4390

5. “Solution-Processed SnO2 Quantum Dots for the Electron Transport Layer of Flexible and Printed Perovskite Solar Cells”
by Muhammad Salman Kiani, Zhandos T. Sadirkhanov, Alibek G. Kakimov, Hryhorii P. Parkhomenko, Annie Ng and Askhat N. Jumabekov
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(15), 2615; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12152615
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/15/2615

6. “TiO2/CuO/Cu2O Photovoltaic Nanostructures Prepared by DC Reactive Magnetron Sputtering”
by Grzegorz Wisz, Paulina Sawicka-Chudy, Maciej Sibiński, Dariusz Płoch, Mariusz Bester, Marian Cholewa, Janusz Woźny, Rostyslav Yavorskyi, Lyubomyr Nykyruy and Marta Ruszała
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(8), 1328; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12081328
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/8/1328

7. “Roles of Inorganic Oxide Based HTMs towards Highly Efficient and Long-Term Stable PSC—A Review”
by M. Shahinuzzaman, Sanjida Afroz, Hamidreza Mohafez, M. S. Jamal, Mayeen Uddin Khandaker, Abdelmoneim Sulieman, Nissren Tamam and Mohammad Aminul Islam
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(17), 3003; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12173003
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/17/3003

8. “The Use of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy as a Tool for the In-Situ Monitoring and Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Aqueous Dispersions”
by Aikaterini Gkaravela, Ioanna Vareli, Dimitrios G. Bekas, Nektaria-Marianthi Barkoula and Alkiviadis S. Paipetis
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(24), 4427; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12244427
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/24/4427

9. “Green Synthesis of Lead Sulphide Nanoparticles for High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cell Applications”
by Mohammad Aminul Islam, Dilip Kumar Sarkar, Md. Shahinuzzaman, Yasmin Abdul Wahab, Mayeen Uddin Khandaker, Nissren Tamam, Abdelmoneim Sulieman, Nowshad Amin and Md. Akhtaruzzaman
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(11), 1933; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12111933
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/11/1933

10. “Transfer-Printed Cuprous Iodide (CuI) Hole Transporting Layer for Low Temperature Processed Perovskite Solar Cells”
by Ravi P. Srivastava, Hyun-Suh Jung and Dahl-Young Khang
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(9), 1467; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12091467
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/9/1467

For more information about the papers published in this Section, please visit the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/search?journal=nanomaterials&section=1909.

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.

5 September 2023
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2022 in the Section “Energy and Catalysis”


The Section Energy and Catalysis of Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991) aims to publish original and high-quality research, communications, articles, and review articles in the areas of nanoparticle design, synthesis and mechanistic aspects, modeling, and catalytic application of nanomaterials, with a particular focus on energy, biomass, and sustainable chemical processes.

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

1. “Gold Nanomaterials-Based Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors for Phenolic Antioxidants Detection: Recent Advances”
by Rita Petrucci, Martina Bortolami, Paola Di Matteo and Antonella Curulli
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(6), 959; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12060959
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/6/959

2. “Improvement Strategies for Stability and Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells
by Hongliang Liu, Ling Xiang, Peng Gao, Dan Wang, Jirui Yang, Xinman Chen, Shuti Li, Yanli Shi, Fangliang Gao and Yong Zhang
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(19), 3295; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12193295
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/19/3295

3. “Development and Functionalization of Visible-Light-Driven Water-Splitting Photocatalysts
by Tokuhisa Kawawaki, Masanobu Kawachi, Daichi Yazaki, Yuki Akinaga, Daisuke Hirayama and Yuichi Negishi
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 344; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030344
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/344

4. “Challenges and Modification Strategies of Ni-Rich Cathode Materials Operating at High-Voltage
by Caijian Liao, Fangkun Li and Jun Liu
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(11), 1888; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12111888
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/11/1888

5. “Carbon-Coatings Improve Performance of Li-Ion Battery
by Ziling Chen, Qian Zhang and Qijie Liang
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(11), 1936; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12111936
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/11/1936

6. “Aqueous Manufacturing of Defect-Free Thick Multi-Layer NMC811 Electrodes
by Lukas Neidhart, Katja Fröhlich, Nicolas Eshraghi, Damian Cupid, Franz Winter and Marcus Jahn
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 317; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030317
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/317

7. “Phosphorus-Doped Graphene Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction
by Xinxing Zhan, Xin Tong, Manqi Gu, Juan Tian, Zijian Gao, Liying Ma, Yadian Xie, Zhangsen Chen, Hariprasad Ranganathan, Gaixia Zhang et al.
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(7), 1141; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12071141
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/7/1141

8. “Effects of Pyrolysis on High-Capacity Si-Based Anode of Lithium Ion Battery with High Coulombic Efficiency and Long Cycling Life
by Yonhua Tzeng, Cheng-Ying Jhan and Yi-Hsuan Wu
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 469; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030469
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/469

9. “Modelling and Optimisation of Laser-Structured Battery Electrodes
by Lukas Schweighofer, Bernd Eschelmüller, Katja Fröhlich, Wilhelm Pfleging and Franz Pichler
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(9), 1574; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12091574
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/9/1574

10. “Source of Nanocellulose and Its Application in Nanocomposite Packaging Material: A Review
by Jingwen Wang, Xiaoshuai Han, Chunmei Zhang, Kunming Liu and Gaigai Duan
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(18), 3158; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12183158
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/18/3158

For more information about the top 10 selected papers published in 2020 and 2021 in this Section, please visit the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/about/announcements/5251.

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

29 August 2023
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2022 in the Section “Environmental Nanoscience and Nanotechnology”


The “Environmental Nanoscience and Nanotechnology” Section in Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991) publishes high-quality research on both fundamental and applied nanoscience and nanotechnology, including the rational design of nanomaterials and processes with a substantial environmental impact.

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

1. “Recent Trends in Nano-Fertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture under Climate Change for Global Food Security”
by Krishan K. Verma, Xiu-Peng Song, Abhishek Joshi, Dan-Dan Tian, Vishnu D. Rajput, Munna Singh, Jaya Arora, Tatiana Minkina and Yang-Rui Li
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(1), 173; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12010173
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/1/173
Cited by 50 | Viewed by 9895

2. “Nanoplastics and Human Health: Hazard Identification and Biointerface”
by Hanpeng Lai, Xing Liu and Man Qu
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(8), 1298; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12081298
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/8/1298
Cited by 27 | Viewed by 4222

3. “Dispersion of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes into White Cement Mortars: The Effect of Concentration and Surfactants”
by Zoi S. Metaxa, Spyridoula Boutsioukou, Maria Amenta, Evangelos P. Favvas, Stavros K. Kourkoulis and Nikolaos D. Alexopoulos
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(6), 1031; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12061031
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/6/1031
Cited by 15 | Viewed by 1781

4. “Environmental Fate and Toxicity of Sunscreen-Derived Inorganic Ultraviolet Filters in Aquatic Environments: A Review”
by Shengwu Yuan, Jingying Huang, Xia Jiang, Yuxiong Huang, Xiaoshan Zhu and Zhonghua Cai
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(4), 699; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12040699
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/4/699
by 14 | Viewed by 3919

5. “Metal–Organic-Framework-Derived Ball-Flower-like Porous Co3O4/Fe2O3 Heterostructure with Enhanced Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Activity”
by Qi Cao, Qingqing Li, Zhichao Pi, Jing Zhang, Li-Wei Sun, Junzhou Xu, Yunyi Cao, Junye Cheng and Ye Bian
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(6), 904; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12060904
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/6/904
Cited by 13 | Viewed by 1883

6. “Toxic Effects and Mechanisms of Silver and Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles on Zebrafish Embryos in Aquatic Ecosystems”
by Yen-Ling Lee, Yung-Sheng Shih, Zi-Yu Chen, Fong-Yu Cheng, Jing-Yu Lu, Yuan-Hua Wu and Ying-Jan Wang
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(4), 717; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12040717
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/4/717
Cited by 13 | Viewed by 1996

7. “Synthesis and Characterization of Ag/ZnO Nanoparticles for Bacteria Disinfection in Water”
by Julia de O. Primo, Dienifer F. Horsth, Jamille de S. Correa, Arkaprava Das, Carla Bittencourt, Polona Umek, Ana Guilherme Buzanich, Martin Radtke, Kirill V. Yusenko, Cristina Zanette et al.
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(10), 1764; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12101764
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/10/1764
Cited by 13 | Viewed by 1920

8. “Safety Assessment of 2D MXenes: In Vitro and In Vivo”
by Jialong Wu, Yanyan Yu and Gaoxing Su
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(5), 828; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12050828
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/5/828
Cited by 12 | Viewed by 1961

9. “Synthesis of a Lignin/Zinc Oxide Hybrid Nanoparticles System and Its Application by Nano-Priming in Maize”
by Daniele Del Buono, Francesca Luzi, Ciro Tolisano, Debora Puglia and Alessandro Di Michele
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 568; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030568
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/568
Cited by 7 | Viewed by 2100

10. “The Impact of Fine Particulate Matter 2.5 on the Cardiovascular System: A Review of the Invisible Killer”
by Shaherin Basith, Balachandran Manavalan, Tae Hwan Shin, Chan Bae Park, Wang-Soo Lee, Jaetaek Kim and Gwang Lee
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(15), 2656; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12152656
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/15/2656
Cited by 7 | Viewed by 3004

18 August 2023
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2022 in the Section “Synthesis, Interfaces and Nanostructures”


The Section “Synthesis, Interfaces, and Nanostructures” of Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991) aims to publish original and high-quality research, communications, articles, and review articles in the broad area of the chemistry of interfaces and nanostructures.

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

“Ferrimagnetic Large Single Domain Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Hyperthermia Applications”
by Diana Zahn, Joachim Landers, Juliana Buchwald, Marco Diegel, Soma Salamon, Robert Müller, Moritz Köhler, Gernot Ecke, Heiko Wende and Silvio Dutz
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 343; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030343
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/343

“Bio-Inspired Nanostructured Ti-6Al-4V Alloy: The Role of Two Alkaline Etchants and the Hydrothermal Processing Duration on Antibacterial Activity”
by Richard Bright, Andrew Hayles, Jonathan Wood, Neethu Ninan, Dennis Palms, Rahul M. Visalakshan, Anouck Burzava, Toby Brown, Dan Barker and Krasimir Vasilev
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(7), 1140; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12071140
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/7/1140

“A Facile Design of Solution-Phase Based VS2 Multifunctional Electrode for Green Energy Harvesting and Storage”
by Supriya A. Patil, Iqra Rabani, Sajjad Hussain, Young-Soo Seo, Jongwan Jung, Nabeen K. Shrestha, Hyunsik Im and Hyungsang Kim
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 339; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030339
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/339

“Reinforcing Poly(methyl methacrylate) with Bacterial Cellulose Nanofibers Chemically Modified with Methacryolyl Groups”
by Hiroyuki Kono, Haruto Tsujisaki and Kenji Tajima
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 537; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030537
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/537

“Enhanced Li-Ion Rate Capability and Stable Efficiency Enabled by MoSe2 Nanosheets in Polymer-Derived Silicon Oxycarbide Fiber Electrodes”
by Sonjoy Dey, Shakir Bin Mujib and Gurpreet Singh
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 553; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030553
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/553

“Formamidinium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocomposite Scintillators”
by Isabel H. B. Braddock, Maya Al Sid Cheikh, Joydip Ghosh, Roma E. Mulholland, Joseph G. O’Neill, Vlad Stolojan, Carol Crean, Stephen J. Sweeney and Paul J. Sellin
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(13), 2141; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12132141
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/13/2141

“Low-Cost, High-Yield ZnO Nanostars Synthesis for Pseudocapacitor Applications”
by Gisella Maria Di Mari, Giacometta Mineo, Giorgia Franzò, Salvatore Mirabella, Elena Bruno and Vincenzina Strano
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(15), 2588; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12152588
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/15/2588

“Applications of Chitosan-Alginate-Based Nanoparticles—An Up-to-Date Review”
by Adelina-Gabriela Niculescu and Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 186; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020186
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/186

“Natural Polymers and Their Nanocomposites Used for Environmental Applications”
by Ecaterina Matei, Andra Mihaela Predescu, Maria Râpă, Anca Andreea Țurcanu, Ileana Mateș, Nicolae Constantin and Cristian Predescu
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(10), 1707; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12101707
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/10/1707

“Application of Triboelectric Nanogenerator in Fluid Dynamics Sensing: Past and Future”
by Leo N. Y. Cao, Zijie Xu and Zhong Lin Wang
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(19), 3261; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12193261
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/19/3261

18 August 2023
Meet Us at the 2023 China Biomaterials Conference, 12–15 October 2023, Chongqing, China


Conference: 2023 China Biomaterials Conference (CSBM2023)
Date: 12–15 October 2023
Booth: #B4

MDPI journals will be attending the 2023 China Biomaterials Conference (CSBM2023) as an exhibitor. This meeting will be held in Chongqing, China, from 12 to 15 October 2023.

The theme of the conference is “Innovative Biomaterials to Protect People's Health”, focusing on the frontiers of biomaterials science, technological innovation, achievement transformation, regulatory science, etc., to discuss and share the latest developments in the current field of biomaterials.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • IJMS;
  • JFB;
  • Bioengineering;
  • Biomimetics;
  • Marine Drugs;
  • Polymers;
  • Nanomaterials;
  • Biomedicines;
  • Micromachines;
  • Pharmaceutics;
  • Electrochem.

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#B4) and speak with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have.

For more information about the conference, please visit http://2023.csbm.org.cn/index.php/index/index/index.html.

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
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/.

14 August 2023
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2022 in the Section “Nanophotonics Materials and Devices”


1. “Perovskite Quantum Dots for Emerging Displays: Recent Progress and Perspectives”
by Xinxin Ren, Xiang Zhang, Hongxing Xie, Junhu Cai, Chenhui Wang, Enguo Chen, Sheng Xu, Yun Ye, Jie Sun, Qun Yan et al.
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(13), 2243; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12132243
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/13/2243
Cited by 19 | Viewed by 4157

2. “Manufacture of High-Efficiency and Stable Lead-Free Solar Cells through Antisolvent Quenching Engineering”
by Amal Bouich, Julia Marí-Guaita, Bernabé Marí Soucase and Pablo Palacios
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(17), 2901; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12172901
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/17/2901
Cited by 18 | Viewed by 1231

3. “Phyto-Capped Ag Nanoparticles: Green Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic and Antioxidant Activities”
by Mohamed G. M. Kordy, Mohammed Abdel-Gabbar, Hanan A. Soliman, Ghadah Aljohani, Mohammad Bin Sabt, Inas A. Ahmed and Mohamed Shaban
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 373; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030373
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/373
Cited by 16 | Viewed by 3714

4. “Magnetic Field Sensing Based on Whispering Gallery Mode with Nanostructured Magnetic Fluid-Infiltrated Photonic Crystal Fiber”
by Chencheng Zhang, Shengli Pu, Zijian Hao, Boyu Wang, Min Yuan and Yuxiu Zhang
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(5), 862; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12050862
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/5/862
Cited by 15 | Viewed by 2307

5. “Numerical Study to Enhance the Sensitivity of a Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor with BlueP/WS2-Covered Al2O3-Nickel Nanofilms”
by Shivangani, Maged F. Alotaibi, Yas Al-Hadeethi, Pooja Lohia, Sachin Singh, D. K. Dwivedi, Ahmad Umar, Hamdah M. Alzayed, Hassan Algadi and Sotirios Baskoutas
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(13), 2205; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12132205
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/13/2205
Cited by 13 | Viewed by 1367

6. “Optical Interconnects Finally Seeing the Light in Silicon Photonics: Past the Hype”
by Hosam Mekawey, Mohamed Elsayed, Yehea Ismail and Mohamed A. Swillam
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 485; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030485
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/485
Cited by 11 | Viewed by 3781

7. “Review of Metasurfaces and Metadevices: Advantages of Different Materials and Fabrications”
by Wei-Lun Hsu, Yen-Chun Chen, Shang Ping Yeh, Qiu-Chun Zeng, Yao-Wei Huang and Chih-Ming Wang
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(12), 1973; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12121973
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/12/1973
Cited by 10 | Viewed by 2441

8. “Aerosol Dry Printing for SERS and Photoluminescence-Active Gold Nanostructures Preparation for Detection of Traces in Dye Mixtures”
by Victor Ivanov, Anna Lizunova, Oxana Rodionova, Andrei Kostrov, Denis Kornyushin, Arseniy Aybush, Arina Golodyayeva, Alexey Efimov and Victor Nadtochenko
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 448; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030448
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/448
Cited by 9 | Viewed by 1428

9. “Investigation of the Surface Coating, Humidity Degradation, and Recovery of Perovskite Film Phase for Solar-Cell Applications”
by Amal Bouich, Julia Marí-Guaita, Faisal Baig, Yousaf Hameed Khattak, Bernabé Marí Soucase and Pablo Palacios
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(17), 3027; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12173027
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/17/3027
Cited by 9 | Viewed by 1206

10. “Light-Emitting Diodes Based on InGaN/GaN Nanowires on Microsphere-Lithography-Patterned Si Substrates”
by Liliia Dvoretckaia, Vladislav Gridchin, Alexey Mozharov, Alina Maksimova, Anna Dragunova, Ivan Melnichenko, Dmitry Mitin, Alexandr Vinogradov, Ivan Mukhin and Georgy Cirlin
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(12), 1993; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12121993
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/12/1993
Cited by 8 | Viewed by 1822

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.

8 August 2023
Recruiting Editorial Board Members for Nanomaterials


Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991) is currently recruiting prominent scholars from around the world to join our Editorial Board. Nanomaterials is an international, peer reviewed, open-access journal that is published semimonthly online by MDPI. The journal focuses on the properties and applications of nanomaterials.

High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, CAPlus / SciFinder, Inspec, and other databases;
Journal Rank: JCR–Q1 (“Physics”, “Applied”)/CiteScore–Q1 (“General Chemical Engineering”);
Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 11.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023);
Impact Factor: 5.3 (2022);
Citecore: 7.4 (2022).

The primary responsibilities of Editorial Board Members are as follows:

  • Pre-screening and making decisions on manuscripts related to their research interests;
  • Setting up at least one Special Issue during their term, on a topic related to their research interests (or supervising Special Issues related to their research field);
  • Providing input or feedback regarding journal policies;
  • Helping to promote the journal among their peers or at conferences;
  • Attending Editorial Board meetings to suggest journal development strategies;
  • Reviewing manuscripts.

The benefits of becoming an Editorial Board Member include the following:

  • The opportunity to publish one paper, free of charge, per year in Nanomaterials, as well as receiving discounts for papers invited from your scientific network;
  • A certificate recognizing you as an Editorial Board Member of Nanomaterials;
  • Nanomaterials may offer sponsorship for conferences organized by you as well as offer you travel grants when attending related conferences;
  • The term of Editorial Board Members is two years, after which they may be reappointed or have the chance to be selected as Section Editor-In-Chief or Section Associate Editor.

The application criteria for becoming an Editorial Board Member include the following:

  • Have a Ph.D.;
  • Have knowledge and experience in editing international journals;
  • Have published a certain number of research results with academic influence in related fields.

To apply for this position (in one of our Sections), please contact the Nanomaterials Editorial Office (nanomaterials@mdpi.com) with the following two files attached:

  • A full academic CV;
  • A short cover letter that details your interest and enthusiasm for the position.

If you have potential candidates to recommend or need further information, we would be truly grateful if you could contact us via email. Your valuable assistance will be highly appreciated. We look forward to hearing from you.

Nanomaterials Editorial Office

3 August 2023
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2022 in the Section “Biology and Medicines”


1. “Pharmacokinetics of PEGylated Gold Nanoparticles: In Vitro–In Vivo Correlation”
by Tibor Dubaj, Katarina Kozics, Monika Sramkova, Alena Manova, Neus G. Bastús, Oscar H. Moriones, Yvonne Kohl, Maria Dusinska, Elise Runden-Pran, Victor Puntes et al.
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 511; doi:10.3390/nano12030511
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/511

2. “Chitosan-Based Nanogels: Synthesis and Toxicity Profile for Drug Delivery to Articular Joints”
by Seng Manivong, Araceli Garcia Ac, Shunmoogum A. Patten, Julio C. Fernandes, Mohamed Benderdour, Xavier Banquy, Florina Moldovan and Valérie Gaëlle Roullin
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(8), 1337; doi:10.3390/nano12081337
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/8/1337

3. “Electrospun PLGA Membranes with Incorporated Moxifloxacin-Loaded Silica-Based Mesoporous Nanocarriers for Periodontal Regeneration”
by Georgia K. Pouroutzidou, Maria Lazaridou, Chrysanthi Papoulia, Ioannis Tsamesidis, Konstantinos Chrissafis, George Vourlias, Konstantinos M. Paraskevopoulos, Dimitrios Bikiaris and Eleana Kontonasaki
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(5), 850; doi:10.3390/nano12050850
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/5/850

4. “Construction of Double-Shelled Hollow Ag2S@Polydopamine Nanocomposites for Fluorescence-Guided, Dual Stimuli-Responsive Drug Delivery and Photothermal Therapy”
by Minjie Gao, Zehua Han, Xu Zhang, Xueyan Zou, Lichao Peng, Yanbao Zhao and Lei Sun
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(12), 2068; doi:10.3390/nano12122068
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/12/2068

5. “Experimental Evaluation of Radiation Response and Thermal Properties of NPs-Loaded Tissues-Mimicking Phantoms”
by Somayeh Asadi, Sanzhar Korganbayev, Wujun Xu, Ana Katrina Mapanao, Valerio Voliani, Vesa-Pekka Lehto and Paola Saccomandi
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(6), 945; doi:10.3390/nano12060945
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/6/945

6. “Challenges and Strategies in Developing an Enzymatic Wearable Sweat Glucose Biosensor as a Practical Point-Of-Care Monitoring Tool for Type II Diabetes”
by Sook Mei Khor, Joonhwa Choi, Phillip Won and Seung Hwan Ko
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 221; doi:10.3390/nano12020221
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/221

7. “Bacteria-Assisted Transport of Nanomaterials to Improve Drug Delivery in Cancer Therapy”
by Carla Jiménez-Jiménez, Víctor M. Moreno and María Vallet-Regí
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 288; doi:10.3390/nano12020288
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/288

8. “Latest Advances in Biomimetic Cell Membrane-Coated and Membrane-Derived Nanovectors for Biomedical Applications”
by Riccardo Rampado, Paolo Caliceti and Marco Agostini
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(9), 1543; doi:10.3390/nano12091543
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/9/1543

9. “Peptide Self-Assembled Nanostructures: From Models to Therapeutic Peptides”
by Emanuela Gatto, Claudio Toniolo and Mariano Venanzi
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 466; doi:10.3390/nano12030466
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/466

10. “Review on Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Materials: Bioimaging, Biosensing, Drug Delivery, Tissue Engineering, Antimicrobial, and Agro-Food Applications”
by Vancha Harish, Devesh Tewari, Manish Gaur, Awadh Bihari Yadav, Shiv Swaroop, Mikhael Bechelany and Ahmed Barhoum
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 457; doi:10.3390/nano12030457
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/457

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/.

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.

10 July 2023
Prof. Dr. Barbara Bonelli Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of Section “Physical Chemistry at Nanoscale” in Nanomaterials

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Barbara Bonelli has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the “Physical Chemistry at Nanoscale” Section in Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991).

Dr. Barbara Bonelli


Name:
Prof. Dr. Barbara Bonelli

Interests: surface properties of materials; nanoporous materials; TiO2 modification; photocatalysis; emerging pollutants' removal; IR spectroscopy; CO2 reduction

Website: https://www.polito.it/en/staff?p=barbara.bonelli


Initially beginning as a physical chemist and spectroscopy expert, in the last ten years Prof. Dr. Barbara Bonelli has expanded her scientific interests to materials science and technology in addition to chemical engineering, focusing on the synthesis and physicochemical characterization of (nano)materials for gas adsorption/storage; energy storage and production; heterogeneous catalysis; photocatalysis (including CO2 reduction, water splitting, and advanced oxidation processes for water remediation); and biomedical applications (including biomolecules’ detection and the study of model materials for toxicity and ecotoxicity studies). She is currently responsible for the Vibrational Spectroscopy Lab at the Department of Applied Science and Technology of Politecnico di Torino, Italy, where she established her research group, Surf-CheM (Surface Chemistry of Materials, www.scm.polito.it), circa ten years ago.

The following is a short Q&A with Prof. Dr. Barbara Bonelli, who shared her vision for the journal with us, as well as her views of the research area and open access publishing:

1. What appealed to you about the journal that made you want to take on the role as its Section Editor-in-Chief?
I confess that I was thrilled about being Editor-in-Chief after my previous experience as a Guest Editor. It is a new role for me and I will try to do my best to honor it. Also, it is a bit like going back to basics: when I was an undergraduate student, I started my career as a researcher with experimental work on IR spectroscopy and physical chemistry.

2. What is your vision for the journal?
I think that the journal already has a very good reputation in my scientific area, as confirmed by its ranking. However, I think that there is still some bias concerning open access publishing. I would like to help overcome such bias and convince some of my “recalcitrant” colleagues that the “Physical Chemistry at Nanoscale” Section in Nanomaterials is the right choice for publishing their latest scientific achievements.

3. What does the future of this field of research look like?
Well, I currently see many opportunities for development thanks to the increasing potentialities of the techniques of physicochemical characterization, the growing demand for new nanomaterials, the search for new synthesis methods to tailor nanomaterials’ physicochemical properties, and the need for scientific solutions to serious issues, like climate change for instance. I believe that when a scientist has imagination, his/her discoveries may have an impact not only on science but also on society.

4. What do you think of the development of open access in the publishing field?
I am aligned with the European Commission’s vision: we should encourage and favor open access publications as much as possible, so that anyone, my students included, can easily find the necessary information, but especially the inspiration, to carry out his/her research based on solid scientific premises.

We warmly welcome Prof. Dr. Barbara Bonelli as the new Section Editor-in-Chief and we look forward to her leading Nanomaterials to many more milestones.

4 July 2023
Meet Us at the CRS 2023 Annual Meeting, 24–28 July 2023, Las Vegas, USA


The conference is the 50th annual conference of the Controlled Release Society. The annual CRS conference is the most important conference in the pharmaceutics field. The main topics of the conference include drug delivery and controlled release, nanomedicine and nanotechnology, and biopharmaceutics. The conference organizer has a full program for the duration of the conference with highly prominent plenary talks, technical sessions covering a wide scope of topics, industry-led workshops, and technical forums.

Pharmaceutics (ISSN: 1999-4923) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal on the science and technology of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics, and is published monthly online by MDPI. Pharmaceutics will participate in this event as an exhibitor together with eleven other MDPI journals.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us at our booth #409. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have.

For more information about the conference, please visit https://www.eventscribe.net/2023/CRSAnnualMeeting or contact the Pharmaceutics Editorial Office at pharmaceutics@mdpi.com.

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

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Closing Thoughts

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

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

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

Stefan Tochev
Chief Executive Officer
MDPI AG

28 June 2023
2022 Impact Factors for MDPI Journals

The 2022 citation metrics have been released in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), and we’re pleased to announce the following results for MDPI journals:

We are thrilled to announce that 90% of our ranked MDPI journals, specifically 86 out of 96 (captured in the table below), are performing above average in Q1 or Q2. This year, Clarivate has expanded its Impact Factor (IF) awards to include journals in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), providing greater transparency for the full set of journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection. As a result, 111 of MDPI journals have received their first IF in 2023, with 37 journals surpassing an IF of 3.0. In total, 208 MDPI journals have been honored with an IF.

Clarivate explains that by "expanding the coverage but holding to highly selective standards, the [Impact Factor] is now a reliable indicator of trustworthiness, as well as a measure of scholarly impact, at the journal level."

Please visit our blog post where we discuss the release of the latest citation metrics with our Indexing Manager, Dr. Constanze Schelhorn, to find out what's different this time around and how to make use of different metrics available.

Journal Impact Factor Rank Quartile Category
Vaccines 7.8 Q1 Immunology
Medicine, Research & Experimental
Antioxidants 7.0 Q1 Food Science & Technology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Chemistry, Medicinal
Cells 6.0 Q2 Cell Biology
Nutrients 5.9 Q1 Nutrition & Dietetics
International Journal of Molecular Sciences 5.6 Q1 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research 5.6 Q2 Business
Biomolecules 5.5 Q1 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biosensors 5.4 Q1 Chemistry, Analytical
Instruments & Instrumentation
Q2 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Fractal and Fractional 5.4 Q1 Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications
Marine Drugs 5.4 Q1 Chemistry, Medicinal
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Pharmaceutics 5.4 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Nanomaterials 5.3 Q1 Physics, Applied
Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Cancers 5.2 Q2 Oncology
Foods 5.2 Q1 Food Science & Technology
Polymers 5.0 Q1 Polymer Science
Remote Sensing 5.0 Q1 Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Q2 Remote Sensing
Imaging Science & Photographic Technology
Environmental Sciences
Antibiotics 4.8 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Q2 Infectious Diseases
Drones 4.8 Q2 Remote Sensing
Journal of Functional Biomaterials 4.8 Q2 Engineering, Biomedical
Materials Science, Biomaterials
Biomedicines 4.7 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Q2 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Medicine, Research & Experimental
Journal of Fungi 4.7 Q2 Mycology
Microbiology
Viruses 4.7 Q2 Virology
Bioengineering 4.6 Q2 Engineering, Biomedical
Gels 4.6 Q1 Polymer Science
Molecules 4.6 Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Pharmaceuticals 4.6 Q2 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Chemistry, Medicinal
Toxics 4.6 Q1 Toxicology
Q2 Environmental Sciences
Biomimetics 4.5 Q1 Engineering, Multidisciplinary
Q2 Materials Science, Biomaterials
Microorganisms 4.5 Q2 Microbiology
Plants 4.5 Q1 Plant Sciences
Biology 4.2 Q2 Biology
Chemosensors 4.2 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical
Electrochemistry
Membranes 4.2 Q2 Engineering, Chemical
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Chemistry, Physical
Polymer Science
Toxins 4.2 Q1 Toxicology
Q2 Food Science & Technology
Metabolites 4.2 Q2 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Batteries 4.0 Q2 Electrochemistry
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Q3 Energy & Fuels
Catalysts 3.9 Q2 Chemistry, Physical
Journal of Clinical Medicine 3.9 Q2 Medicine, General & Internal
Land 3.9 Q2 Environmental Studies
Sensors 3.9 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Sustainability 3.9 Q2 Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
Environmental Studies (SSCI)
Q3 Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SCIE)
Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SSCI)
Buildings 3.8 Q2 Construction & Building Technology
Engineering, Civil
Agronomy 3.7 Q1 Agronomy
Q2 Plant Sciences
Fermentation 3.7 Q2 Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
Pathogens 3.7 Q2 Microbiology
Agriculture 3.6 Q1 Agronomy
Diagnostics 3.6 Q2 Medicine, General & Internal
Genes 3.5 Q2 Genetics & Heredity
Journal of Intelligence 3.5 Q2 Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Lubricants 3.5 Q2 Engineering, Mechanical
Processes 3.5 Q2 Engineering, Chemical
Coatings 3.4 Q2 Materials Science, Coatings & Films
Physics, Applied
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 3.4 Q2 Geography, Physical
Q3 Computer Science, Information Systems
Remote Sensing
Materials 3.4 Q2 Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Physics, Applied
Physics, Condensed Matter
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Chemistry, Physical
Micromachines 3.4 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Physics, Applied
Chemistry, Analytical
Q3 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Water 3.4 Q2 Water Resources
Environmental Sciences
Brain Sciences 3.3 Q3 Neurosciences
Energies 3.2 Q3 Energy & Fuels
Fire 3.2 Q1 Forestry
Q2 Ecology
Life 3.2 Q2 Biology
Current Issues in Molecular Biology 3.1 Q3 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Horticulturae 3.1 Q1 Horticulture
Animals 3.0 Q1 Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science
Veterinary Sciences
Insects 3.0 Q1 Entomology
Atmosphere 2.9 Q3 Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Electronics 2.9 Q2 Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Physics, Applied
Q3 Computer Science, Information Systems
Forests 2.9 Q1 Forestry
Inorganics 2.9 Q2 Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 2.9 Q1 Engineering, Marine
Q2 Oceanography
Engineering, Ocean
Metals 2.9 Q2 Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease 2.9 Q2 Tropical Medicine
Parasitology
Q3 Infectious Diseases
Universe 2.9 Q2 Astronomy & Astrophysics
Physics, Particles & Fields
Healthcare 2.8 Q2 Health Policy & Services (SSCI)
Q3 Health Care Sciences & Services (SCIE)
Applied Sciences 2.7 Q2 Engineering, Multidisciplinary
Physics, Applied
Q3 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Crystals 2.7 Q2 Crystallography
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Entropy 2.7 Q2 Physics, Multidisciplinary
Magnetochemistry 2.7 Q2 Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
Q3 Chemistry, Physical
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Symmetry 2.7 Q2 Multidisciplinary Sciences
Actuators 2.6 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Engineering, Mechanical
Aerospace 2.6 Q1 Engineering, Aerospace
Behavioral Sciences 2.6 Q2 Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Current Oncology 2.6 Q3 Oncology
Machines 2.6 Q2 Engineering, Mechanical
Q3 Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Medicina 2.6 Q3 Medicine, General & Internal
Separations 2.6 Q3 Chemistry, Analytical
Minerals 2.5 Q2 Mining & Mineral Processing
Mineralogy
Geochemistry & Geophysics
Children 2.4 Q2 Pediatrics
Diversity 2.4 Q2 Biodiversity Conservation
Q3 Ecology
Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease 2.4 Q3 Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
Mathematics 2.4 Q1 Mathematics
Photonics 2.4 Q3 Optics
Veterinary Sciences 2.4 Q1 Veterinary Sciences
Fishes 2.3 Q2 Marine & Freshwater Biology
Fisheries
Axioms 2.0 Q2 Mathematics, Applied
Systems 1.9 Q2 Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Tomography 1.9 Q3 Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging


Note: The Journal of Personalized Medicine's Impact Factor was omitted in the original release and will be assigned separately. Please find the data on the journal webpage in due course.

Source: 2022 Journal Impact Factors, Journal Citation Reports TM (Clarivate, 2023)

 

27 June 2023
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.

15 June 2023
Meet Us at the 6th International Conference on Nanoenergy and Nanosystems (NENS 2023), 17­­–19 June 2023, Beijing, China


MDPI will be attending the 6th International Conference on Nanoenergy and Nanosystems (NENS 2023), held in Beijing, China, from 17 to 19 June 2023. Starting in 2014, NENS has been organized once every two years by the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences (BINN, CAS). The conference has attracted high-profile scholars from around the world to deliver plenary and invited talks. This conference will provide a platform for scientists to exchange scientific information, build relationships, and possibly establish collaborations. 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: http://www.nens.cn/.

14 June 2023
Nanomaterials Receives an Increased CiteScore of 7.4


We are pleased to inform you that Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991) has received an updated CiteScore of 7.4, an increase of 12% 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.

Nanomaterials’ CiteScore ranks as follows:

  • Q1 (51 out of 272 journals) in the "General Chemical Engineering" category;
  • Q1 (98 out of 453 journals) in the "General Materials Science" category.

For more journal statistics, please visit https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nanomaterials/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.

29 May 2023
Nanomaterials Webinar | Trends and Advances in Operando Spectroscopy, Held on 12 June 2023


On 12 June 2023, MDPI and the journal Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991) organized a webinar Trends and Advances in Operando Spectroscopy. This webinar delved into the fascinating world of operando spectroscopy, giving “in vivo” information about catalysts under working conditions.

The webinar featured two distinguished speakers with extensive expertise in the field. Prof. Bert Weckhuysen demonstrated how the integration of spectroscopy and microscopy offers valuable insights into catalyst behavior. Prof. Eric A. Stach showcased his pioneering work on operando characterization investigations of heterogeneous catalysts, utilizing electrons and X-rays.

You can watch the recorded webinar below:

Webinar Chair and Keynote Speakers:

  • Patricia Concepción, Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica, CSIC-UPV, Spain;
  • Dr. Bert Weckhuysen, Utrecht University, the Netherlands;
  • Dr. Eric A. Stach, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

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:

 

12 May 2023
Meet Us at the 2020-2023 China Mass Spectrometry Conference, 9–13 June 2023, Hangzhou, China


MDPI will be attending the 2020-2023 China Mass Spectrometry Conference, which will be held from 9 to 13 June 2023 in Hangzhou, China. The conference is hosted by the Mass Spectrometry Branch of the Chinese Physical Society, the Mass Spectrometry Professional Committee of the Chinese Chemical Society, and the Analytical Instrument Branch of the Chinese Instrumentation Society, and co-organized by Zhejiang University.

This conference is a grand event in China’s mass spectrometry industry, aiming to promote the unity and progress of the academic community, harmonious development, and a win-win future, to improve the level of academic exchanges, and promote the wide application of mass spectrometry technology in various scientific and technological fields. Famous scholars in the field of mass spectrometry at home and abroad will be invited to attend this conference. The report forms are divided into the conference report, invited report, oral report, and poster presentation.

The conference will fully demonstrate China’s latest research progress and achievements in mass spectrometry and related fields, enhancing exchanges and cooperation among mass spectrometry scientists and mass spectrometry-related practitioners, in order to promote the development of China’s mass spectrometry industry and enhance the academic status and influence of China’s mass spectrometry in the world.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth and start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit: http://www.cmss.org.cn/index.php?r=site%2Fcae-home&mid=19.

31 March 2023
Meet Us at the 7th Conference on New Energy and New Chemical Materials Cum National Symposium on Energy Conversion and Storage Materials, 7–9 April 2023, Wuhan, China


Conference: The 7th Conference on New Energy and New Chemical Materials Cum National Symposium on Energy Conversion and Storage Materials
Date: 7–9 April 2023
Place: Wuhan, China

Materials (ISSN: 1996-1944) will be attending the 7th Conference on New Energy and New Chemical Materials Cum National Symposium on Energy Conversion and Storage Materials as an exhibitor from 7 to 9 April 2023, in Wuhan, China.

The 7th Conference on New Energy and New Chemical Materials Cum National Symposium on Energy Conversion and Storage Materials is an important academic conference in the field of new energy materials and devices research in China. It has been successfully held six times in Xiamen, Suzhou, Dalian, Zhengzhou, and twice in Xi'an. The conference will focus on academic exchanges and discussions on secondary batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells and electrocatalysis, advanced energy storage materials and technologies, anode and cathode materials, and other energy storage technologies from the academic and application fields. The conference will bring together famous domestic experts, scholars, and enterprise technicians to discuss the future development prospects and directions of new energy materials and devices research.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Materials;
  • Metals;
  • Catalysts;
  • Nanomaterials;
  • Batteries;
  • Electrochem;
  • Electronic Materials;
  • Crystals.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you plan on attending this conference. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions you might have.

For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: http://www.zgclzk.org.cn/col.jsp?id=141.

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


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

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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

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

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

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

Journal

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Journal Topics (Selected)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you are interested in creating more open access journals with us to publish cutting-edge research, please send your journal proposal application to newjournal-committee@mdpi.com.

9 March 2023
Interview with Dr. Tsung-Rong Kuo—Winner of the Nanomaterials 2022 Outstanding Reviewer Award

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Nanomaterials 2022 Outstanding Reviewer Award—Dr. Tsung-Rong Kuo.

 

Name: Dr. Tsung-Rong Kuo
Affiliation: Graduate Institute of Nanomedicine and Medical Engineering, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Research Interests: optical sensors; biosensors; nanosensors; chemical sensors; SERS; plasmonic nanomaterials; antibacterial nanomaterials

 

 

Dr. Tsung-Rong Kuo hails from Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the National Taiwan Normal University in 2011. His Ph.D. research topic focused on preparations of plasmonic nanomaterials as carriers for drug delivery systems. Additionally, he then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. At that time, he designed and synthesized nanomaterials as contrast agents for application in molecular imaging. Afterward, he continued his postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Chemistry at the University of California (Berkeley). At Berkeley, he synthesized shape-controlled silver nanocrystals, and prepared silver nanocrystals and Langmuir–Blodgett films as surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates. In 2015, he joined the Graduate Institute of Nanomedicine and Medical Engineering at Taipei Medical University as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019. In 2022, he was promoted to Professor. He is currently the director of the Graduate Institute of Nanomedicine and Medical Engineering and the International Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Engineering at Taipei Medical University. His recent research interests focus on preparations of nanomaterials for application in nanomedicine. He is credited with 71 publications with 1993 citations, and his h-index is now 26.

We would like to thank the award committee for their hard work in the difficult task of selecting a winner from such a large number of exceptional candidates. We will continue to reward reviewers with the Outstanding Reviewer Award to express our acknowledgment of their efforts in maintaining the high quality and quick turnaround time of the journal, and we wish them every success in their careers.

We hope you enjoy the interview with Dr. Tsung-Rong Kuo:

1. Could you give a brief introduction of yourself to our readers?
I am currently a professor at the Graduate Institute of Nanomedicine and Medical Engineering at Taipei Medical University. I have been working as an academic researcher at Taipei Medical University for more than seven years. At my current job at Taipei Medical University, I teach nanomaterials courses to undergraduate and graduate students. I am also the advisor to the graduate students in my lab. Our research group has focused on the designs and preparations of various nanomaterials for applications such as antibacterial agents, detection via surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, and photosynthetic biohybrid systems. Most importantly, as the director of the Graduate Institute of Nanomedicine and Medical Engineering and the International Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Engineering at Taipei Medical University, I take charge of recruiting international students. Taipei Medical University has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for more than half a century. Around 6,000 students from over 40 countries are currently enrolled at TMU's ten colleges. It is ranked 384 in the QS World University Rankings 2023 and ranked 201-250 in the THE World University Rankings 2022. We encourage international students to apply to our institute and program. My lab also welcomes students who are interested in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

2. What’s the focus of your current research, and why did you choose this research field? As a reviewer, what kind of manuscripts would you prefer to review in the future?
My current research is focused on the design, synthesis, and application of nanomaterials for biomedical applications. For example, we have prepared different morphologies of CuS, including microspheres, nanosheets, and nanoparticles, for light-driven antibacterial application. Based on the results of bacterial growth curves, ROS generation, and electron paramagnetic resonance studies, CuS nanostructures have higher photodynamic antibacterial activities. Moreover, bacteria incubated with CuS nanoparticles and CuS nanosheets have exhibited substantial bacterial degradation after near-infrared laser irradiation, which can be attributed to their photothermal killing effects.
Based on my research background and current health threats from bacterial infections, I believe that the development of novel antibacterial agents is an urgent task for human sustainability. Nanomaterials with unique chemical and physical properties are very suitable for this task, as they can act as antibacterial agents to combat bacterial infections. Therefore, I chose to focus my research on the development of antibacterial nanomaterials.
As a reviewer, I prefer to review manuscripts related to my current research interests. I appreciate reading pioneering research works from other research groups before their publication, and I can benefit from these novel research results. When I review an article, I sometimes get new ideas for my own research work, which is of great help to me.

3. Which research topics do you think are of particular interest to the research community in the coming years?
Currently, our group focuses on the research topic of photosynthetic biohybrid systems. The developments of efficient harvesting and storage of solar energy can provide unlimited renewable power and also address the environmental and climate change crises. We design and develop photosynthetic biohybrid systems based on light-absorbing nanomaterials and bacteria to convert greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals with high specificity and low cost. Under solar light irradiation, light-absorbing nanomaterials can produce photogenerated electrons to assist bacteria in the conversion of carbon dioxide to acetic acid. Moreover, the photothermal effect of nanomaterials can be used to increase the temperature of biohybrid systems to facilitate the growth of bacteria. However, elucidating the details of the reaction mechanisms of biohybrid systems is still an urgent task in our quest to improve conversion efficiency in photosynthetic biohybrid systems. In the near future, with the advantages of light-absorbing nanomaterials, photosynthetic biohybrid systems will reveal high-performance abilities, one of which is the ability to capture sunlight for accomplishing carbon dioxide fixation. Recently, we have published a review paper entitled “Emerging Trends in Nanomaterials for Photosynthetic Biohybrid Systems” in ACS Materials Letters. In this review paper, we collected some recent publications on the research topic of photosynthetic biohybrid systems, and we also explored the perspectives, challenges and opportunities of future practical applications of photosynthetic biohybrid systems. To read this review paper, please visit https://doi.org/10.1021/acsmaterialslett.2c00752.

4. Have you ever encountered any difficulties when conducting research? How did you overcome them?
In the early stages of my academic research, the first difficulty was applying for and receiving a research grant to set up my lab. I invested most of my research grant to buy lab infrastructure and analytical instruments. At this time, I could only provide a very small scholarship budget to recruit graduate students. Therefore, I had a very limited number of students with whom I could execute my research project. To overcome the issue of my limited research budget, I wrote many research proposals in order to attain research grants each year. I tried to apply for research grants that I could. However, writing these research proposals was very time-consuming, and thus, I did not have enough time to publish a research paper.
After my promotion to the position of professor, I had a large enough research budget to maintain my lab and provide scholarships for graduate students. However, currently, the recruitment of graduate students has turned out to be a difficult task. In Taiwan, there is a lack of graduate students; therefore, we have to recruit international graduate students to join our university. With competition from different countries, we have found it difficult to recruit international graduate students. To overcome the difficulty of our lack of lab graduate students, we try to provide high-quality research projects and a high number of scholarships in order to recruit international graduate students with outstanding research backgrounds.

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 are different from working in a lab?
I joined many local and international academic conferences when I was completing my Ph.D. During these academic conferences, I had the opportunity to display my research data via posters or talks. During communications with various other researchers and fields during the academic conferences, you can brainstorm using your own research projects. Furthermore, I had the chance to join talks given by pioneers in my field of interest and field of research during these academic conferences. Most importantly, I had the opportunity to meet old friends and make new friends. Doing academic research can be a lonely endeavor, and it is almost impossible to carry out research alone. Therefore, joining academic conferences is a good opportunity to make research connections. To this I say, why not?
As a research advisor, I also encourage the graduate students in my lab to join academic conferences. In taking these opportunities, they can practice presenting their research data to the scientific community. For me, personally, I can guide them in giving a good presentation and overcoming the fear of presenting to the public. I believe this is a win-win situation. Therefore, it is an important event when our research group joins an academic conference each year.

6. We are an Open Access journal. How do you think Open Access impacts authors?
Open Access journals make research articles freely available to anyone with internet access, without requiring a subscription or payment. In Open Access journals, readers can access and download the full text of articles without any financial barriers. Research articles published via Open Access can increase the accessibility and visibility of research, which can lead to increased citation and impact. Open Access journals have become more popular in recent years because they provide researchers with a wider readership and greater exposure of their work. Moreover, Open Access can help to address the issue of journal subscription costs, which can be a barrier to accessing research for individuals and institutions with limited resources. However, Open Access journals have also suffered various criticisms. Some claim that the article processing charges required by some Open Access journals can be prohibitively expensive for researchers, particularly those working in low-income countries. Additionally, there are concerns about the quality and rigor of some Open Access journals, as they may not have the same level of peer review and editorial oversight as traditional subscription-based journals. Overall, Open Access journals are a complex and evolving landscape that has the potential to democratize access to research and promote scholarly communication.

7. What qualities do you think reviewers need?
In my personal opinion, there are some important qualities that reviewers should have to be effective in their role. Herein, I have added a few qualities that I believe are particularly important:
  1. Objectivity: Reviewers should pay attention to being unbiased and objective when reviewing a manuscript. This means that the reviewers should evaluate the research work according to its merits, rather than their personal preferences or biases.
  2. Attention to detail: Reviewers should be careful and detail-oriented, paying attention to the unique aspects of the research work they are reviewing. Reviewers should also examine things like grammar, formatting, and citation style.
  3. Critical thinking: Reviewers should be able to think critically about the research work they are evaluating, identifying its strengths and weaknesses and providing constructive feedback.
  4. Communication skills: Reviewers should be able to clearly communicate their comments and suggestions to the author in a respectful and professional manner. This includes providing specific examples and actionable recommendations for the improvement of the manuscript.
  5. Time management: Reviewers should be able to manage their time effectively, ensuring that they can finish their reviews in a timely manner without sacrificing quality. This is particularly important in fields in which timely reviews are essential.
  6. Subject matter expertise: Reviewers should have a strong background in the research work that they are evaluating, allowing them to provide informed comments and suggestions for authors.

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

9 March 2023
Interview with Dr. Gueorgui Gueorguiev—Winner of the Nanomaterials 2022 Outstanding Reviewer Award

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Nanomaterials 2022 Outstanding Reviewer Award—Dr. Gueorgui Gueorguiev.

 

Name: Dr. Gueorgui Gueorguiev
Affiliation: Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping University, Sweden
Research Interests: carbon-based materials; inherently nanostructured thin films; group-III nitrides; group-III bismides; graphene; ultrathin films; protective coatings; 2D materials; ab-initio calculations; synthetic growth of thin films; molecular dynamics for nanostructured materials; magnetron sputtering; MOCVD; atomic layer deposition (ALD)

 

Dr. Gueorguiev completed his Ph.D. on the structural and electronic properties of carbon- and silicon-based clusters in 2003 at Coimbra University, Portugal, with the exceptional mark “Cum Laude” and following a fellowship at the prestigious Portuguese Instituto Camões.

Dr. Gueorguiev joined Linköping University, Sweden, in the year 2004 by establishing a new line of research on the theoretical design of nanostructured carbon-based thin films with pre-defined properties and with immediate experimental verification. By developing the DFT-based synthetic growth concept, he discovered and pioneered a new class of materials, that of fullerene-like thin solid films. His research interests then expanded towards 2D and van der Waals structures, layered compounds, and coatings with applications in aviation. The theoretical approaches to these include first principles and effective methods in computational materials science, synthesis techniques involving magnetron sputtering, MOCVD, and atomic layer deposition. The diversity and independence of his research activities and achievements are reflected in his publication profile.

For the past ten years, he has built a strong, competitive, and expansive research and education network in materials science, linking Linköping University (LiU) and the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)—https://liu.se/en/research/liu-ufba-network. This network involves a dynamic team, the exchange of research visits, joint supervision of Ph.D. students, joint execution of graduate courses, joint publishing of findings in new material phenomena with international impact for a variety of applications, and jointly organized high-level professional events.

We would like to thank the award committee for their hard work in the difficult task of selecting a winner from such a large number of exceptional candidates. We will continue to reward reviewers with the Outstanding Reviewer Award to express our acknowledgment of their efforts in maintaining the high quality and quick turnaround time of the journal, and we wish them every success in their careers.

We hope you enjoy the interview.

1. Could you give a brief introduction of yourself to the readers?
I am an Associate Professor at Linköping University in Sweden. I am a theoretician with a strong interest in the immediate experimental verification of theoretical predictions in materials science and their subsequent applications. My topical research lines include emerging 2D group III nitrides and oxides, topological insulators, inherently nanostructured carbon-based thin films for protective coatings, including hard/elastic and self-healing coatings, 2D carbon-based systems for the nanoelectronics and metal-organic interfaces, 2D silicon-based and cluster-assembled materials including silicon boride, and working towards a metal-semiconductor transition in 2D.

2. What’s your current research focus, and why did you choose this research field? As a reviewer, what kind of manuscripts would you prefer to review in the future?
For my current research topics, please see the previous question. My research focus on nanostructured materials and low-dimensional materials evolved as a result of a complex combination of following my own research interests, participating in the development of the field, working intense on my own projects and proposals, and working as a team member on larger projects. As a reviewer, due to the progress of my research and my many skills, I would say that I am quite versatile, and I feel equally comfortable and competent when evaluating not only theoretical but also most experimental manuscripts in the field of nanostructured materials.

3. Which research topics do you think are of particular interest to the research community in the coming years?
Low-dimensional and layered materials, heterostructures, and topological materials, to name just a few. Nanomaterials that are achievable by robust, repeatable, scalable, and industrially viable techniques will also be of particular interest (in contrast to those that rely on exotic, difficult-to-reproduce techniques).

4. What do you think you can learn from participating in conferences?
Well-planned, well-organized, topical scientific meetings, events, conferences, and workshops will always be important and significantly impact progress in most research fields. After the pandemic, most scientists have come to appreciate these opportunities even more so than before.

5. We are an Open Access journal. How do you think Open Access impacts authors?
Open Access publication has clearly become the paradigm in scientific publishing. In my opinion, its advantages are clear. The popularization of research, high numbers of citations of quality research, and in the end, quicker progress in most research fields are all reasons to support the increasing number of available Open Access journals.

6. Which qualities do you think reviewers need?
Scientific competence in the reviewed field and recent, updated knowledge are clearly and undoubtedly the necessary qualities for a reviewer. However, some other essential qualities of reviewers are frequently overlooked. A reviewer should be able to see the bigger picture, i.e., whether a given manuscript fits the recent trends and developments in impact and progress in the given field. The linguistic and stylistic competence of the reviewer cannot be neglected; they should be able to identify whether a manuscript is a good read, whether it is attractive to the audience, and whether it can inspire further work along similar research lines. The objectivity of reviewers is also frequently overlooked; a reviewer should not be guided by his/her own research inertia and preferences. Last but not least, a reviewer should be critical but positive, trying to help through advice and detailed comments on the publication of a manuscript that may exhibit good potential, even when this potential is accompanied by some errors or by insufficient presentation of results.

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

8 March 2023
Interview with Dr. Liang Huang—Winner of the Nanomaterials 2022 Young Investigator Award

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Nanomaterials 2022 Young Investigator Award—Dr. Liang Huang.

 

Name: Dr. Liang Huang
Affiliation: Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Website: http://faculty.hust.edu.cn/huangliang1/en/index.htm

 

Dr. Liang Huang received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Lanzhou University in 2007 and 2013, respectively. He became a principal investigator at the Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO), Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2016. His current interests focus on the salt-assisted synthesis of 2D materials for energy conversion and storage. He published over 120 papers on science advances, advanced materials, nano letters, ACS energy letters, ACS nano, advanced energy materials, etc. and has an H-index of 55. He is the Chutian scholar of Hubei Province (2017), Outstanding Scholar in Central China (2019), the Top 2% scientist selected by Stanford-Elsevier (2019 and 2020), and he received the 2020 IAAM Young Scientist Medal.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Liang Huang for his outstanding achievements.

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

The following is a short Q&A with Dr. Liang Huang:

1. Could you give us a brief introduction of yourself to the readers?
My name is Liang Huang from Xinyu, Jiangxi Province, China. I got my B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Lanzhou University in 2007 and 2013, respectively. Now, I am working at the Huazhong University Of Science And Technology as an Associate Professor.

2. What’s your current research and why did you choose this research field?
Two-dimensional (2D) materials have demonstrated good chemical, optical, electrical, and magnetic characteristics and offer great potential in numerous applications. Therefore, corresponding synthesis technology of 2D materials that is timesaving, with high quality, high yield and low cost is desired. That is the reason why my group focuses on the salt-assisted synthesis of 2D materials to balance the quality and yield. The salt as a template or synthetic medium can be reusable and can work under high temperatures over the limitation of materials’ structure to form atomical thickness.

3. Which research topics do you think are of particular interest to the research community in the coming years?
In my opinion, I think the integrated chip using 2D materials will be of particular interest to the research community in the coming years.

4. What qualities do you think young scientists need?
This is a tough question. I think young scientists need to enjoy failure since we have to face lots of difficulties around us.

5. Can you briefly describe the key to a happy laboratory life?
Finding the research interesting and creating a family lab culture.

6. As the winner of this award, is there something you want to express, or someone to thank most?
As the winner of this award, I want to thank my wife, because I work in the lab six days a week from morning till night. I wouldn't be able to do my job without her understanding and tolerance to deal with things at home.

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

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

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

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

16 February 2023
Increasing Visibility for Preprints.org – Clarivate adds the Preprint Citation Index to the Web of Science

On 9 February 2023, Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics, added the Preprint Citation Index to the Web of Science platform, streamlining the research process by allowing researchers to locate and link to preprints alongside other trusted content in the database.

The Preprint Citation Index will act as a bridge to connect cutting-edge preprints with peer-reviewed journal articles published within the Web of Science Core Collection. Alerts can be easily set to monitor new research across several repositories and authors will also be able to include preprints on their Web of Science Research Profile to more accurately display their various research outputs.

As of its launch, the Preprint Citation Index will provide nearly two million preprints from various repositories, including MDPI’s own Preprints.org.

MDPI's Preprints Platform – Preprints.org

To advance Open Science and the fast dissemination of research, MDPI offers researchers a free multidisciplinary preprint platform. Preprints.org accepts submissions from all research areas and offers authors high visibility, permanent archiving, article-level Metrics and immediately citable content by assigning a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to all preprints.

During submission to any MDPI journal, authors have the option to share their research as a preprint. After an initial screening, the manuscript is available online in 48 hours or less. Once online, preprints can be downloaded, shared, commented on, and cited, providing authors maximum visibility.

We invite you to join the ranks of the over 100k researchers using Preprints.org and share your research.

For more information, please visit Preprints.org.

9 February 2023
Meet Us at the Fourth International Conference on Energy Storage Materials, 13–16 April 2023, Shenzhen, China

Conference: The Fourth International Conference on Energy Storage Materials
Date: 13–16 April 2023

MDPI will be attending the Fourth International Conference on Energy Storage Materials as the exhibitor. With the theme of advanced energy storage materials and energy storage devices, this seminar invites well-known scholars and industry professionals from around the world to discuss the latest research progress and industrial development status and trends in advanced energy storage materials and devices from academic and industrial perspectives in order to promote the application process of energy storage materials and energy storage devices. The conference is held annually.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start a conversation with us at our booth: #9. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.icensm.ac.cn/eindex.html.

7 February 2023
Interview with Dr. Aiping Chen—Winner of Nanomaterials 2022 Young Investigator Award

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Nanomaterials 2022 Young Investigator Award—Dr. Aiping Chen.

 

Name: Dr. Aiping Chen

Affiliation: Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA

Website: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=kTz75FoAAAAJ&hl=zh-CN

 

 

 

Dr. Aiping Chen is a scientist at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), New Mexico, USA. The CINT is a user facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, which serves national and international users. Dr. Chen received a B.Sc. in applied physics and an M.E. in physical electronics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He then joined Texas A&M University in 2009 and completed his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 2013. After his Ph.D., he continued to research functional thin films as a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow at LANL. He became a CINT scientist in 2016. Since then, he has been leading efforts to synthesize and characterize thin film at CINT and working with CINT users on nanoscience research. His recent research focuses on thin film synthesis, emerging phenomena in quantum materials and electronic devices. He was awarded the LANL Early Career Award in 2017. He has published over 120 papers that have been cited more than 4600 times and has an h-index of 39 (Google Scholar). He actively participates in the activities of different societies. He serves as an Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports and Nano Convergence. He has organized many symposiums and been invited to give many talks at different international conferences.

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

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

The following is an interview with Dr. Aiping Chen:

1. Which research topics do you think will be of particular interest to the research community in the coming years?
For nanoscience and nanomaterials research, the following areas could attract increasing attention in the coming years:

  • Development and integration of non-conventional nanomaterials for advanced computing and artificial intelligence;
  • Synthesis and integration of novel materials for quantum information science;
  • Functional nanomaterials for flexible electronics and low-power devices;
  • Materials and devices for extreme conditions.

2. Have you had difficulties to overcome in your work? How did you approach those situations?
I studied in school for over 20 years, and I seemingly know a lot about science and technology, especially materials science. I thought this would prepare me to become a great scientist and overcome any challenges. Unfortunately, I realized later what I learned in school was mostly about things around me, from atoms to the universe, from math equations to physical models, but almost none of this related to me. I most likely can handle the relationship between myself and things (e.g., experiments), as this simple relationship can be solved by using logical reasoning and basic knowledge learned from school. However, the relationship between myself and others (e.g., students, mentors, collaborators, co-workers, managers, etc.) seems far more complex. I think the biggest challenge during my research is how to handle relationships (i.e., me and myself, me and others). Unfortunately, I haven’t overcome this challenge yet, and I am still learning. In my learning curve, I do find that knowing myself both physically and mentally is important to handle such dynamic and complex relationships correctly.

3. What qualities do you think young scientists need?
I believe being open-minded is an extremely important quality for young scientists. Humans are often self-centered because nature structured our consciousness in such a way. That is why I often find myself stuck inside of my own ideas, data and writing. On the one hand, I have to believe in myself (data, analysis, etc.) to write/publish a paper. On the other hand, believing in myself too much will stop me from learning. Therefore, open-mindedness will be the key to solving this dilemma and making new discoveries.
Passion is required for a person to be successful in any type of job. Passion is even more important for a scientist. This is because a scientist or teacher, like an entrepreneur in a start-up company, works long hours, and handles both small and big tasks, such as purchases and finance. Without a passion to research and educate, the only thing left will just be pain.
We have many deadlines to deliver the promised research. Patience can be the most challenging characteristic to have, especially for a young scientist. As young researchers, we are eager to establish and demonstrate ourselves, which can be further fueled by both internal and external pressure. Knowing myself and looking beyond myself can reduce my internal anxiety and make patience a part of this journey.

4. Can you briefly describe the key to a happy laboratory life?
Laboratory life can be extremely frustrating as there are so many realistic challenges, such as a funding shortage, co-worker conflicts, proposals/papers rejection, etc. From the point of view of psychology and philosophy, the key to a happy (laboratory) life is to have a happy mindset. Every day can be a happy (laboratory) day if you truly believe so. We need a bit of stoicism to defeat anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. Learning from ancient philosophers may quickly help to stabilize our mental health. 
Inner peace will be just the beginning. Setting up long-term goals or, in other words, finding the meaning of laboratory life is the secret of happiness. Luckily, I have had several excellent mentors in the past decade. I realized how important it is to have a good mentor. My first goal is to become an excellent mentor like my mentors did. In my institute, I have an opportunity to mentor a variety of students and postdocs from different cultures, countries, and research backgrounds. Accepting the differences between each individual and finding their strengths can really help them to achieve their personal best. Their career success really motivates me to move forward in my mentorship. 

5. As the winner of this award, is there anything else you would like to say or anyone you would like to thank?
I would like to thank my postdoc mentor, Prof. Quanxi Jia, from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, and institutional mentor Dr. Ho Nyung Lee from Oak Ridge National Laboratory for their continuous support of research. I learned a lot of things from them, not only about how to practice excellent science, but also about how to interact with or mentor others. These core values not only benefit me as a researcher, but also as a human being.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Aiping Chen on his outstanding achievements.

7 February 2023
Interview with Dr. Leonardo Ricotti—Winner of Nanomaterials 2022 Young Investigator Award

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Nanomaterials 2022 Young Investigator Award—Dr. Leonardo Ricotti.

 

Name: Dr. Leonardo Ricotti

Affiliation: The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, 56025 Pisa, Italy

Website: https://www.santannapisa.it/en/leonardo-ricotti

 

 

Dr. Leonardo Ricotti graduated with an M.Sc. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Pisa in 2007 (full marks, cum laude). In 2008, he was hired as a Research Assistant by the CRIM Lab (Center of Research in Micro-bio-robotics) of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), and he completed a Ph.D. in biorobotics (full marks, cum laude) at the same institution in 2012. He is currently an Associate Professor at the BioRobotics Institute at SSSA, where he leads the Regenerative Technologies Lab. Here, he conducts intense research and educational activities for M.Sc. students of bionics engineering and for Ph.D. students of biorobotics. From the beginning, his scientific research has been characterized by a strongly interdisciplinary and curiosity-driven approach. This has allowed him to carry out research at the interface between different disciplines, including materials science, molecular biology, micro/nanotechnologies, robotics and mechatronics. Nowadays, his research efforts focus on technologies for regenerative medicine, artificial and bioartificial organs and biohybrid robots. His goal is to invent innovative and potentially game-changing solutions in these fields, implementing these in clinical practice and improving the quality of life of a vast number of people.

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

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

The following is an interview with Dr. Leonardo Ricotti:

1. Can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers?
I am a 40-year-old biomedical engineer. Together with my research, I love soccer and sports in general and, of course, my family (I am married, and I have a one-year-old daughter). I really hope that my work will contribute to improving the quality of life of a vast number of people worldwide.

2. What are you currently researching, and what made you choose this field?
I work on technologies for regenerative medicine and artificial organs. I lead a group of about 30 people involved in different research projects and dedicated to inventing solutions to regenerate, heal or substitute organs and tissues that have lost their functions. I chose to pursue these research challenges because it is a nice intersection between different disciplines I am interested in (materials science, molecular biology, micro/nanotechnologies, robotics and mechatronics), and it has the potential to have a great impact on our society.

3. Have you had difficulties to overcome in your work? How did you approach those situations?
As with most researchers, I had difficult moments, and I had to overcome several challenges. The most challenging period for me was probably 1-2 years after completing my Ph.D. I was working as a post-doc, and I was writing several grant proposals (investing several days and nights), trying to obtain funding for my research ideas. I failed many times, often narrowly, but I did not give up. After 15-20 (maybe more) unsuccessful attempts, things started to change, and I made my first achievement. Nowadays, my group is well-funded, and we have the resources to pursue many ambitious research activities.

4. What qualities do you think young scientists need?
I would say that resilience is the most important characteristic, which allows difficult periods in which results are not achieved or good ideas are not funded to be overcome. Then, of course, creativity and a rigorous method are also crucial, but they are not sufficient without strong determination, hard work and the ability to not be discouraged when things go wrong.

5. We are an Open Access journal. How do you think Open Access impacts authors?
In recent years, an intense discussion was raised in the scientific community about the advantages and risks of the Open Access model. My group mostly works on projects funded by the European Commission, for which Open Access publications are mandatory. I cannot estimate the impact of Open Access on authors, but surely this model is the most consolidated in the scientific community. It allows researchers from every country to access scientific knowledge without the need for a journal subscription by their university. It also allows non-researchers (e.g., citizens that are simply curious) to access such knowledge. Thus, if properly managed and connected with other tools (e.g., to make the content of a specialistic paper understandable by non-experts), Open Access can help to build scientific culture and awareness in society.

6. As the winner of this award, is there anything else you would like to say or anyone you would like to thank?
I am grateful to my institution, the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, which gave me the opportunity to carry out my research in a stimulating and highly interdisciplinary environment. I thank the Director, Prof. Christian Cipriani, and the Institute’s former Director and founder, Prof. Paolo Dario. They both strongly supported my nomination for this award.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Leonardo Ricotti on his outstanding achievement.

7 February 2023
Nanomaterials Webinar | Sustainable Synthesis of Oxides for Electronics, Photocatalysis, and Energy Applications, 1 March 2023

Date: 1 March 2023
Time: 10:00–12:00 PT time (11:00-13:00 CET)
Webinar ID: 863 3018 8709

Webinar website: https://nanomaterials-11.sciforum.net/
Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5116741395086/WN_pCHex1wpRraNdNwumf7QmQ
Participation fee: None
Language: English
Webinar keywords: solution combustion synthesis; hydrothermal synthesis; oxide thin films; nanostructures; metal oxide devices; photocatalysis; printed electronics
Related Special Issues:

Chair:

 

Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Ferrão de Paiva Martins

CENIMAT|i3N, Department of Materials Science, NOVA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | FCT NOVA, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal

 

 

 

 

 

 Speakers:

 

Dr. Rita Branquinho

CENIMAT|i3N, Department of Materials Science, NOVA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | FCT NOVA, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Daniela da Silva Nunes Gomes

CENIMAT|i3N, Department of Materials Science, NOVA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | FCT NOVA, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Emanuel Carlos

CENIMAT|i3N, Department of Materials Science, NOVA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | FCT NOVA, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal


 

 

 

 

If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact nanomaterials@mdpi.com.

We look forward to your participation in this event.

Nanomaterials Editorial Office

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


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

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

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

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

11 January 2023
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2020–2021 in the Section “Environmental Nanoscience and Nanotechnology”


1. “Impact of Microplastics and Nanoplastics on Human Health”
by Maxine Swee-Li Yee, Ling-Wei Hii, Chin King Looi, Wei-Meng Lim, Shew-Fung Wong, Yih-Yih Kok, Boon-Keat Tan, Chiew-Yen Wong and Chee-Onn Leong
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(2), 496; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020496
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/2/496
Cited by 106 | Viewed by 16035

2. “A Review of Carbon Dots Produced from Biomass Wastes”
by Chao Kang, Ying Huang, Hui Yang, Xiu Fang Yan and Zeng Ping Chen
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(11), 2316; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10112316
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/11/2316
Cited by 87 | Viewed by 7629

3. “Nanotechnology Potential in Seed Priming for Sustainable Agriculture”
by Anderson do Espirito Santo Pereira, Halley Caixeta Oliveira, Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto and Catherine Santaella
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(2), 267; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020267
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/2/267
Cited by 70 | Viewed by 7813

4. “Chitosan–Selenium Nanoparticle (Cs–Se NP) Foliar Spray Alleviates Salt Stress in Bitter Melon”
by Morteza Sheikhalipour, Behrooz Esmaielpour, Mahdi Behnamian, Gholamreza Gohari, Mousa Torabi Giglou, Pavla Vachova, Anshu Rastogi, Marian Brestic and Milan Skalicky
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(3), 684; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11030684
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/3/684
Cited by 54 | Viewed by 3325

5. “Acid Dye Removal from Aqueous Solution by Using Neodymium(III) Oxide Nanoadsorbents”
by Shahin Ahmadi, Leili Mohammadi, Abbas Rahdar, Somayeh Rahdar, Ramin Dehghani, Chinenye Adaobi Igwegbe and George Z. Kyzas
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(3), 556; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10030556
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/3/556
Cited by 45 | Viewed by 2193

6. “Bimetallic Ni-Based Catalysts for CO2 Methanation: A Review”
by Anastasios I. Tsiotsias, Nikolaos D. Charisiou, Ioannis V. Yentekakis and Maria A. Goula
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(1), 28; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010028
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/1/28
Cited by 40 | Viewed by 6178

7. “Green Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Natural Product Coated Magnetite Nanoparticles for Wastewater Treatment”
by Chanchal Das, Subhadeep Sen, Tejinder Singh, Tanmoy Ghosh, Subha Sankar Paul, Tae Wan Kim, Seob Jeon, Dilip K. Maiti, Jungkyun Im and Goutam Biswas
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(8), 1615; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10081615
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/8/1615
Cited by 40 | Viewed by 3953

8. “Synthesis and Characterization of Amorphous Iron Oxide Nanoparticles by the Sonochemical Method and Their Application for the Remediation of Heavy Metals from Wastewater”
by Virendra Kumar Yadav, Daoud Ali, Samreen Heena Khan, Govindhan Gnanamoorthy, Nisha Choudhary, Krishna Kumar Yadav, Van Nam Thai, Seik Altaf Hussain and Salim Manhrdas
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(8), 1551; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10081551
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/8/1551
Cited by 40 | Viewed by 3614

9. “Uptake and Accumulation of Nano/Microplastics in Plants: A Critical Review”
by Imran Azeem, Muhammad Adeel, Muhammad Arslan Ahmad, Noman Shakoor, Gama Dingba Jiangcuo, Kamran Azeem, Muhammad Ishfaq, Awais Shakoor, Muhammad Ayaz, Ming Xu et al.
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(11), 2935; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11112935
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/11/2935
Cited by 28 | Viewed by 4669

10. “Emerging MXene–Polymer Hybrid Nanocomposites for High-Performance Ammonia Sensing and Monitoring”
by Vishal Chaudhary, Akash Gautam, Yogendra K. Mishra and Ajeet Kaushik
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(10), 2496; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11102496
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/10/2496
Cited by 28 | Viewed by 2561

11 January 2023
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2020–2021 in the Section “Solar Energy and Solar Cells”


1. “Transition Metal Oxide Electrode Materials for Supercapacitors: A Review of Recent Developments”
by Ruibin Liang, Yongquan Du, Peng Xiao, Junyang Cheng, Shengjin Yuan, Yonglong Chen, Jian Yuan and Jianwen Chen
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(5), 1248; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11051248
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/5/1248
Cited by 91 | Viewed by 5704

2. “Improved Thermophysical Properties and Energy Efficiency of Aqueous Ionic Liquid/MXene Nanofluid in a Hybrid PV/T Solar System”
by Likhan Das, Khairul Habib, R. Saidur, Navid Aslfattahi, Syed Mohd Yahya and Fazlay Rubbi
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(7), 1372; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10071372
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/7/1372
Cited by 54 | Viewed by 3879

3. “Optimization of Thermophysical and Rheological Properties of Mxene Ionanofluids for Hybrid Solar Photovoltaic/Thermal Systems”
by Balaji Bakthavatchalam, Khairul Habib, R. Saidur, Navid Aslfattahi, Syed Mohd Yahya, A. Rashedi and Taslima Khanam
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(2), 320; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020320
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/2/320
Cited by 21 | Viewed by 1745

4. “Titanium Dioxide-Coated Zinc Oxide Nanorods as an Efficient Photoelectrode in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”
by Qiang Zhang, Shengwen Hou and Chaoyang Li
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(8), 1598; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10081598
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/8/1598
Cited by 18 | Viewed by 2457

5. “Transparent Platinum Counter Electrode Prepared by Polyol Reduction for Bifacial, Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”
by Alvien Ghifari, Dang Xuan Long, Seonhyoung Kim, Brian Ma and Jongin Hong
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(3), 502; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10030502
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/3/502
Cited by 15 | Viewed by 2215

6. “Design and Numerical Investigation of a Lead-Free Inorganic Layered Double Perovskite Cs4CuSb2Cl12 Nanocrystal Solar Cell by SCAPS-1D”
by Yizhou He, Liyifei Xu, Cheng Yang, Xiaowei Guo and Shaorong Li
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(9), 2321; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11092321
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/9/2321
Cited by 14 | Viewed by 2669

7. “Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis of Parabolic Trough Collectors Using Straight Conical Strip Inserts with Nanofluids”
by Nabeel Abed, Imran Afgan, Hector Iacovides, Andrea Cioncolini, Ilyas Khurshid and Adel Nasser
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(4), 853; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11040853
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/4/853
Cited by 12 | Viewed by 1855

8. “Arrays of Plasmonic Nanostructures for Absorption Enhancement in Perovskite Thin Films”
by Tianyi Shen, Qiwen Tan, Zhenghong Dai, Nitin P. Padture and Domenico Pacifici
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(7), 1342; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10071342
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/7/1342
Cited by 11 | Viewed by 2073

9. “The Role of the Interactions at the Tungsten Disulphide Surface in the Stability and Enhanced Thermal Properties of Nanofluids with Application in Solar Thermal Energy”
by Paloma Martínez-Merino, Antonio Sánchez-Coronilla, Rodrigo Alcántara, Elisa I. Martín, Iván Carrillo-Berdugo, Roberto Gómez-Villarejo and Javier Navas
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(5), 970; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10050970
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/5/970
Cited by 10 | Viewed by 1535

10. “Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles and Their Applications in Harvesting Sunlight for Solar Thermal Generation”
by Rebwar Faiq Talabani, Samir Mustafa Hamad, Azeez Abdullah Barzinjy and Usame Demir
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(9), 2421; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11092421
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/9/2421
Cited by 10 | Viewed by 2408

10 January 2023
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2020–2021 in the Section “Energy and Catalysis”


1. “Sulfide and Oxide Inorganic Solid Electrolytes for All-Solid-State Li Batteries: A Review”
by Mogalahalli V. Reddy, Christian M. Julien, Alain Mauger and Karim Zaghib
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(8), 1606; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10081606
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/8/1606
Cited by 104 | Viewed by 13304

2. “Novel Architecture Titanium Carbide (Ti3C2Tx) MXene Cocatalysts toward Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production: A Mini-Review
by Van-Huy Nguyen, Ba-Son Nguyen, Chechia Hu, Chinh Chien Nguyen, Dang Le Tri Nguyen, Minh Tuan Nguyen Dinh, Dai-Viet N. Vo, Quang Thang Trinh, Mohammadreza Shokouhimehr, Amirhossein Hasani et al.
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(4), 602; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10040602
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/4/602
Cited by 78 | Viewed by 6864

3. “An Overview on Anodes for Magnesium Batteries: Challenges towards a Promising Storage Solution for Renewables”
by Federico Bella, Stefano De Luca, Lucia Fagiolari, Daniele Versaci, Julia Amici, Carlotta Francia and Silvia Bodoardo
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(3), 810; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11030810
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/3/810
Cited by 63 | Viewed by 4597

4. “Computational Framework of Magnetized MgO–Ni/Water-Based Stagnation Nanoflow Past an Elastic Stretching Surface: Application in Solar Energy Coatings”
by Muhammad Mubashir Bhatti, Osman Anwar Bég and Sara I. Abdelsalam
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(7), 1049; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12071049
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/7/1049
Cited by 62 | Viewed by 1297

5. “Advances and Challenges in Developing Efficient Graphene Oxide-Based ZnO Photocatalysts for Dye Photo-Oxidation”
by Asim Ali Yaqoob, Nur Habibah binti Mohd Noor, Albert Serrà and Mohamad Nasir Mohamad Ibrahim
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(5), 932; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10050932
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/5/932
Cited by 58 | Viewed by 4175

6. “Sustainable Biomass Activated Carbons as Electrodes for Battery and Supercapacitors—A Mini-Review”
by Glaydson Simões dos Reis, Sylvia H. Larsson, Helinando Pequeno de Oliveira, Mikael Thyrel and Eder Claudio Lima
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(7), 1398; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10071398
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/7/1398
Cited by 46 | Viewed by 3612

7. “Kinetic Analysis of 4-Nitrophenol Reduction by “Water-Soluble” Palladium Nanoparticles”
by Anas Iben Ayad, Denis Luart, Aissa Ould Dris and Erwann Guénin
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(6), 1169; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10061169
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/6/1169
Cited by 45 | Viewed by 2551

8. “Environmentally Safe Biosynthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Using Plant Water Extracts”
by Mohadeseh Hassanisaadi, Gholam Hosein Shahidi Bonjar, Abbas Rahdar, Sadanand Pandey, Akbar Hosseinipour and Roohollah Abdolshahi
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(8), 2033; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11082033
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/8/2033
Cited by 42 | Viewed by 2935

9. “Nanocomposites of NiO/CuO Based MOF with rGO: An Efficient and Robust Electrocatalyst for Methanol Oxidation Reaction in DMFC”
by Tayyaba Noor, Sadaf Pervaiz, Naseem Iqbal, Habib Nasir, Neelam Zaman, Muhammad Sharif and Erum Pervaiz
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(8), 1601; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10081601
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/8/1601
Cited by 40 | Viewed by 3427

10. “Nanofiber NiMoO4/g-C3N4 Composite Electrode Materials for Redox Supercapacitor Applications”
by Kannadasan Thiagarajan, Thirugnanam Bavani, Prabhakarn Arunachalam, Seung Jun Lee, Jayaraman Theerthagiri, Jaganathan Madhavan, Bruno Georges Pollet and Myong Yong Choi
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(2), 392; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10020392
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/2/392
Cited by 39 | Viewed by 3256

6 January 2023
Nanomaterials | Season’s Greetings from Editorial Board Members

This Season's Greetings video is from Prof. Dr. Eleonore Fröhlich, Prof. Dr. Jordi Sort and Dr. Mikhael Bechelany, Editorial Board Members of Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991), who would like to extend their sincere holiday wishes to everyone on behalf of the editorial team of the journal. Our sincerest thanks go out to all scholars for their strong support of Nanomaterials in the past year! May the new year be better, happier, and more successful than the old one, with all your wishes coming true.

6 January 2023
Nanomaterials | Issue Cover Articles in 2022

The articles below have been selected as cover articles for 2022 by the Editorial Office of Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991). You can find the 24 covers in volume 12 at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12. The articles address autonomous nanomaterials, heterostructured nanowires, quantum theory, silicon nanocomposites, magnetic fluids, cellulose nanofibers, hybrid nanocatalysts, droplets, fluorescent gold nanoclusters, zeolite, porphyrins, and semiconductors in the first half of the year; in the second half of the year they address perovskite quantum dots, 2D hBN, nanobubbles, sodium-ion batteries, lanthanide nanoparticles, electrorheological fluids, photovoltaic thin films, nanopesticides, anticancer nanomaterials, nanocavities, MOFs, and metal oxide nanostructures. We hope that they provide insights and references for scholars in related fields.

1. “Data-Centric Architecture for Self-Driving Laboratories with Autonomous Discovery of New Nanomaterials”
by Maria A. Butakova, Andrey V. Chernov, Oleg O. Kartashov and Alexander V. Soldatov
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(1), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12010012
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/1/12

2. “Anisotropic Radiation in Heterostructured “Emitter in a Cavity” Nanowire”
by Alexey Kuznetsov, Prithu Roy, Valeriy M. Kondratev, Vladimir V. Fedorov, Konstantin P. Kotlyar, Rodion R. Reznik, Alexander A. Vorobyev, Ivan S. Mukhin, George E. Cirlin and Alexey D. Bolshakov
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(2), 241; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12020241
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/2/241 

3. “Intrinsic Dynamic and Static Nature of π···π Interactions in Fused Benzene-Type Helicenes and Dimers, Elucidated with QTAIM Dual Functional Analysis”
by Taro Nishide and Satoko Hayashi
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(3), 321; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12030321
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/3/321 

4. “Industrial Silicon-Wafer-Wastage-Derived Carbon-Enfolded Si/Si-C/C Nanocomposite Anode Material through Plasma-Assisted Discharge Process for Rechargeable Li-Ion Storage”
by Rasu Muruganantham, Chih-Wei Yang, Hong-Jyun Wang, Chia-Hung Huang and Wei-Ren Liu
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(4), 659; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12040659
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/4/659 

5. “Magnetic Field Sensing Based on Whispering Gallery Mode with Nanostructured Magnetic Fluid-Infiltrated Photonic Crystal Fiber”
by Chencheng Zhang, Shengli Pu, Zijian Hao, Boyu Wang, Min Yuan and Yuxiu Zhang
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(5), 862; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12050862
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/5/862 

6. “Freestanding Translucent ZnO–Cellulose Nanocomposite Films for Ultraviolet Sensor Applications”
by Hiroaki Komatsu, Yurika Kawamoto and Takashi Ikuno
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(6), 940; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12060940
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/6/940 

7. “Multifunctionalized Mesostructured Silica Nanoparticles Containing Mn2 Complex for Improved Catalase-Mimicking Activity in Water”
by Tristan Pelluau, Saad Sene, Beltzane Garcia-Cirera, Belen Albela, Laurent Bonneviot, Joulia Larionova and Yannick Guari
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(7), 1136; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12071136
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/7/1136 

8. “Responsive Liquid Metal Droplets: From Bulk to Nano”
by Minghui Duan, Xiyu Zhu, Xiaohui Shan, Hongzhang Wang, Sen Chen and Jing Liu
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(8), 1289; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12081289
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/8/1289 

9. “Evidence of Au(II) and Au(0) States in Bovine Serum Albumin-Au Nanoclusters Revealed by CW-EPR/LEPR and Peculiarities in HR-TEM/STEM Imaging”
by Radek Ostruszka, Giorgio Zoppellaro, Ondřej Tomanec, Dominik Pinkas, Vlada Filimonenko and Karolína Šišková
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(9), 1425; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12091425
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/9/1425 

10. “Nitrogen- and Halogen-Free Multifunctional Polymer-Directed Fabrication of Aluminum-Rich Hierarchical MFI Zeolites”
by Yuan Hu, Chan Wang, Tiesen Li, Xiaojun Bao and Yuanyuan Yue
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(10), 1633; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12101633
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/10/1633 

11. “One A3B Porphyrin Structure—Three Successful Applications”
by Ion Fratilescu, Anca Lascu, Bogdan Ovidiu Taranu, Camelia Epuran, Mihaela Birdeanu, Ana-Maria Macsim, Eugenia Tanasa, Eugeniu Vasile and Eugenia Fagadar-Cosma
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(11), 1930; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12111930
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/11/1930 

12. “Light-Emitting Diodes Based on InGaN/GaN Nanowires on Microsphere-Lithography-Patterned Si Substrates”
by Liliia Dvoretckaia, Vladislav Gridchin, Alexey Mozharov, Alina Maksimova, Anna Dragunova, Ivan Melnichenko, Dmitry Mitin, Alexandr Vinogradov, Ivan Mukhin and Georgy Cirlin
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(12), 1993; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12121993
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/12/1993 

13. “Perovskite Quantum Dots for Emerging Displays: Recent Progress and Perspectives”
by Xinxin Ren, Xiang Zhang, Hongxing Xie, Junhu Cai, Chenhui Wang, Enguo Chen, Sheng Xu, Yun Ye, Jie Sun, Qun Yan and Tailiang Guo
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(13), 2243; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12132243
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/13/2243 

14. “Tailoring the Emission Wavelength of Color Centers in Hexagonal Boron Nitride for Quantum Applications”
by Chanaprom Cholsuk, Sujin Suwanna and Tobias Vogl
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(14), 2427; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12142427
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/14/2427 

15. “Degradation Mechanism of Micro-Nanobubble Technology for Organic Pollutants in Aqueous Solutions”
by Youbin Zhou, Dapeng Cao and Xianren Zhang
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(15), 2654; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12152654
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/15/2654 

16. “Recent Progress on Graphene-Based Nanocomposites for Electrochemical Sodium-Ion Storage”
by Mai Li, Kailan Zhu, Hanxue Zhao and Zheyi Meng
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(16), 2837; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12162837
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/16/2837 

17. “Lanthanide-Ion-Doping Effect on the Morphology and the Structure of NaYF4:Ln3+ Nanoparticles”
by Nikita A. Bogachev, Anna A. Betina, Tatyana S. Bulatova, Viktor G. Nosov, Stefaniia S. Kolesnik, Ilya I. Tumkin, Mikhail N. Ryazantsev, Mikhail Yu. Skripkin and Andrey S. Mereshchenko
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(17), 2972; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12172972
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/17/2972 

18. “Development of Novel Colorful Electrorheological Fluids”
by Suk Jekal, Jiwon Kim, Qi Lu, Dong-Hyun Kim, Jungchul Noh, Ha-Yeong Kim, Min-Jeong Kim, Min-Sang Kim, Won-Chun Oh, Hyoung-Jin Choi et al.
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(18), 3113; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12183113
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/18/3113 

19. “Copper-Arsenic-Sulfide Thin-Films from Local Raw Materials Deposited via RF Co-Sputtering for Photovoltaics”
by Pedro Centeno, Miguel Alexandre, Filipe Neves, Elvira Fortunato, Rodrigo Martins, Hugo Águas and Manuel J. Mendes
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(19), 3268; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12193268
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/19/3268 

20. “Liposomal Formulations Loaded with a Eugenol Derivative for Application as Insecticides: Encapsulation Studies and In Silico Identification of Protein Targets”
by Maria José G. Fernandes, Renato B. Pereira, Ana Rita O. Rodrigues, Tatiana F. Vieira, A. Gil Fortes, David M. Pereira, Sérgio F. Sousa, M. Sameiro T. Gonçalves and Elisabete M. S. Castanheira
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(20), 3583; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12203583
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/20/3583 

21. “Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Enhance the Anticancer Efficacy of Platinum(IV)-Phenolate Conjugates in Breast Cancer Cell Lines”
by Ivana Predarska, Mohamad Saoud, Dijana Drača, Ibrahim Morgan, Teodora Komazec, Thomas Eichhorn, Ekatarina Mihajlović, Duško Dunđerović, Sanja Mijatović, Danijela Maksimović-Ivanić et al.
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(21), 3767; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12213767
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/21/3767 

22. “Indefinite Graphene Nanocavities with Ultra-Compressed Mode Volumes”
by Chunchao Wen, Zongyang Wang, Jipeng Xu, Wei Xu, Wei Liu, Zhihong Zhu, Jianfa Zhang and Shiqiao Qin
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(22), 4004; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12224004
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/22/4004 

23. “Antibacterial Activity of Two Zn-MOFs Containing a Tricarboxylate Linker”
by Sara Rojas, Amalia García-García, Tania Hidalgo, María Rosales, Daniel Ruiz-Camino, Pablo Salcedo-Abraira, Helena Montes-Andrés, Duane Choquesillo-Lazarte, Roberto Rosal, Patricia Horcajada et al.
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(23), 4139; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12234139
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/23/4139 

24. “Recent Advances in Synthesis and Application of Metal Oxide Nanostructures in Chemical Sensors and Biosensors”
by Vincentas Maciulis, Almira Ramanaviciene and Ieva Plikusiene
Nanomaterials 2022, 12(24), 4413; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12244413
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/12/24/4413

28 December 2022
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2020–2021 in the Section “Nanocomposite Materials”


“Recent Advances in Synthesis and Applications of MFe2O4 (M = Co, Cu, Mn, Ni, Zn) Nanoparticles”
by Thomas Dippong, Erika Andrea Levei and Oana Cadar
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(6), 1560; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11061560
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/6/1560
Cited by 69 | Viewed by 4564

“Graphene Oxide–Silver Nanoparticle Nanohybrids: Synthesis, Characterization, and Antimicrobial Properties”
by Mónica Cobos, Iker De-La-Pinta, Guillermo Quindós, M. Jesús Fernández and M. Dolores Fernández
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(2), 376; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10020376
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/2/376
Cited by 66 | Viewed by 5176

“Preparation and Characterization of Epoxy Resin Filled with Ti3C2Tx MXene Nanosheets with Excellent Electric Conductivity”
by Ailing Feng, Tianqi Hou, Zirui Jia, Yi Zhang, Fan Zhang and Guanglei Wu
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(1), 162; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10010162
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/1/162
Cited by 56 | Viewed by 4347

“Silica-Coated Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Grafted onto Graphene Oxide for Protein Isolation”
by Xuan-Hung Pham, Eunil Hahm, Hyung-Mo Kim, Byung Sung Son, Ahla Jo, Jaehyun An, Tuong An Tran Thi, Dinh Quan Nguyen and Bong-Hyun Jun
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(1), 117; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10010117  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/1/117
Cited by 35 | Viewed by 4397

“Failure Analysis of Ultra High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Structures Enhanced with Nanomaterials by Using a Diffuse Cohesive Interface Approach”
by Umberto De Maio, Nicholas Fantuzzi, Fabrizio Greco, Lorenzo Leonetti and Andrea Pranno
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(9), 1792; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10091792  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/9/1792
Cited by 33 | Viewed by 1963

“Recent Advances in the Development of Smart and Active Biodegradable Packaging Materials”
by Mahmood Alizadeh Sani, Maryam Azizi-Lalabadi, Milad Tavassoli, Keyhan Mohammadi and David Julian McClements
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(5), 1331; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11051331  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/5/1331
Cited by 32 | Viewed by 4875

“Nanocomposites for Food Packaging Applications: An Overview”
by Jawad Sarfraz, Tina Gulin-Sarfraz, Julie Nilsen-Nygaard and Marit Kvalvåg Pettersen
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(1), 10; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010010  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/1/10
Cited by 31 | Viewed by 4430

“Green Synthesis and Catalytic Activity of Silver Nanoparticles Based on Piper chaba Stem Extracts”
by Md. Mahiuddin, Prianka Saha and Bungo Ochiai
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(9), 1777; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10091777  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/9/1777
Cited by 31 | Viewed by 2092

“Sensitive Voltammetric Sensor for Tryptophan Detection by Using Polyvinylpyrrolidone Functionalized Graphene/GCE”
by Quanguo He, Jun Liu, Jinxia Feng, Yiyong Wu, Yaling Tian, Guangli Li and Dongchu Chen
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(1), 125; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10010125  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/1/125
Cited by 29 | Viewed by 2375

“Recent Advances in Nanomicelles Delivery Systems”
by Salah M. Tawfik, Shavkatjon Azizov, Mohamed R. Elmasry, Mirkomil Sharipov and Yong-Ill Lee
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(1), 70; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010070  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/1/70
Cited by 27 | Viewed by 2796

28 December 2022
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2020–2021 in the Section “2D and Carbon Nanomaterials”


“Applications of Nanocellulose/Nanocarbon Composites: Focus on Biotechnology and Medicine”
by Lucie Bacakova, Julia Pajorova, Maria Tomkova, Roman Matejka, Antonin Broz, Jana Stepanovska, Simon Prazak, Anne Skogberg, Sanna Siljander and Pasi Kallio
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(2), 196; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10020196
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/2/196
Cited by 63 | Viewed by 7575

“Self-Healable Electro-Conductive Hydrogels Based on Core-Shell Structured Nanocellulose/Carbon Nanotubes Hybrids for Use as Flexible Supercapacitors”
by Huixiang Wang, Subir Kumar Biswas, Sailing Zhu, Ya Lu, Yiying Yue, Jingquan Han, Xinwu Xu, Qinglin Wu and Huining Xiao
Nanomaterials 2020, 10, 112. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10010112
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/1/112
Cited by 56 | Viewed by 5343

“Carbon Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Functionalization and Sensing Applications”
by Giorgio Speranza
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(4), 967; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11040967
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/4/967
Cited by 39 | Viewed by 4971

“Two-Dimensional Silicon Carbide: Emerging Direct Band Gap Semiconductor”
by Sakineh Chabi and Kushal Kadel
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(11), 2226; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10112226
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/11/2226
Cited by 33 | Viewed by 4919

“A Review of Graphene-Based Surface Plasmon Resonance and Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Biosensors: Current Status and Future Prospects”
by Devi Taufiq Nurrohman and Nan-Fu Chiu
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(1), 216; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010216
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/1/216
Cited by 31 | Viewed by 3760

“Screen-Printed Electrode Surface Modification with NiCo2O4/RGO Nanocomposite for Hydroxylamine Detection”
by Somayeh Tajik, Hadi Beitollahi, Sayed ali Ahmadi, Mohammad Bagher Askari and Antonio Di Bartolomeo
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(12), 3208; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11123208
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/12/3208
Cited by 29 | Viewed by 1152

“Synergistic Antibacterial Activity of Silver-Loaded Graphene Oxide towards Staphylococcus Aureus and Escherichia Coli
by Truong Thi Tuong Vi, Selvaraj Rajesh Kumar, Jong-Hwei Su Pang, Yu-Kuo Liu, Dave W. Chen and Shingjiang Jessie Lue
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(2), 366; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10020366
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/2/366
Cited by 29 | Viewed by 3266

“Graphene-Based Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine”
by Pietro Bellet, Matteo Gasparotto, Samuel Pressi, Anna Fortunato, Giorgia Scapin, Miriam Mba, Enzo Menna and Francesco Filippini
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(2), 404; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020404
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/2/404
Cited by 27 | Viewed by 3055

“Multi-layer Scaffolds of Poly(caprolactone), Poly(glycerol sebacate) and Bioactive Glasses Manufactured by Combined 3D Printing and Electrospinning”
by Adja B. R. Touré, Elisa Mele and Jamieson K. Christie
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(4), 626; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10040626
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/4/626
Cited by 26 | Viewed by 3461

“Electrospun PCL/PGS Composite Fibers Incorporating Bioactive Glass Particles for Soft Tissue Engineering Applications”
by Marina Luginina, Katharina Schuhladen, Roberto Orrú, Giacomo Cao, Aldo R. Boccaccini and Liliana Liverani
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(5), 978; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10050978
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/5/978
Cited by 26 | Viewed by 3239

28 December 2022
Nanomaterials | Top 5 Selected Papers in 2020–2021 in the Section “Theory and Simulation of Nanostructures”


“Comparing Methods for Calculating Nano Crystal Size of Natural Hydroxyapatite Using X-Ray Diffraction”
by Marzieh Rabiei, Arvydas Palevicius, Ahmad Monshi, Sohrab Nasiri, Andrius Vilkauskas and Giedrius Janusas
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(9), 1627; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10091627  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/9/1627Cited by 123 | Viewed by 3534

“Performance of Intrinsic and Modified Graphene for the Adsorption of H2S and CH4: A DFT Study”
by Xin Gao, Qu Zhou, Jingxuan Wang, Lingna Xu and Wen Zeng
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(2), 299; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10020299  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/2/299
Cited by 54 | Viewed by 3424

“Impact of the Interband Transitions in Gold and Silver on the Dynamics of Propagating and Localized Surface Plasmons”
by Krystyna Kolwas and Anastasiya Derkachova
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(7), 1411; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10071411  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/7/1411
Cited by 34 | Viewed by 3416

“Time-Domain Investigations of Coherent Phonons in van der Waals Thin Films”
by Fabien Vialla and Natalia Del Fatti
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(12), 2543; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10122543   
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/12/2543
Cited by 18 | Viewed by 4397

“Effect of Cu Ion Concentration on Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of Nanotwinned Cu Foils Fabricated by Rotary Electroplating”
by Yu-Wen Hung, Dinh-Phuc Tran and Chih Chen
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(8), 2135; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11082135  
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/8/2135
Cited by 15 | Viewed by 1734

23 December 2022
Nanomaterials | Top 20 Highly Cited Papers in 2020–2021 in the Section “Biology and Medicines”


1. “Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles: Prospects and Applications in Medicine”
by Daniel Ziental, Beata Czarczynska-Goslinska, Dariusz T. Mlynarczyk, Arleta Glowacka-Sobotta, Beata Stanisz, Tomasz Goslinski and Lukasz Sobotta
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(2), 387; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10020387
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/2/387

2. “The Potential of Silver Nanoparticles for Antiviral and Antibacterial Applications: A Mechanism of Action”
by Atiqah Salleh, Ruth Naomi, Nike Dewi Utami, Abdul Wahab Mohammad, Ebrahim Mahmoudi, Norlaila Mustafa and Mh Busra Fauzi
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(8), 1566; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10081566
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/8/1566

3. “Polymeric Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery: Recent Developments and Future Prospects”
by Belén Begines, Tamara Ortiz, María Pérez-Aranda, Guillermo Martínez, Manuel Merinero, Federico Argüelles-Arias and Ana Alcudia
Nanomaterials 202010(7), 1403; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10071403
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/7/1403

4. “Stealth Coating of Nanoparticles in Drug-Delivery Systems”
by See Yee Fam, Chin Fei Chee, Chean Yeah Yong, Kok Lian Ho, Abdul Razak Mariatulqabtiah and Wen Siang Tan
Nanomaterials 202010(4), 787; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10040787
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/4/787

5. “Application of Nanomaterials in Biomedical Imaging and Cancer Therapy”
by Sarkar Siddique and James C. L. Chow
Nanomaterials 202010(9), 1700; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10091700
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/9/1700

6. “Systemic Review of Biodegradable Nanomaterials in Nanomedicine”
by Shi Su and Peter M. Kang
Nanomaterials 202010(4), 656; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10040656
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/4/656

7. “Immunological and Toxicological Considerations for the Design of Liposomes”
by Collin T. Inglut, Aaron J. Sorrin, Thilinie Kuruppu, Shruti Vig, Julia Cicalo, Haroon Ahmad and Huang-Chiao Huang
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(2), 190; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10020190
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/2/190

8. “On Facing the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) with Combination of Nanomaterials and Medicine: Possible Strategies and First Challenges”
by Vishnu Sankar Sivasankarapillai, Akhilash M. Pillai, Abbas Rahdar, Anumol P. Sobha, Sabya Sachi Das, Athanasios C. Mitropoulos, Mahboobeh Heidari Mokarrar and George Z. Kyzas
Nanomaterials 202010(5), 852; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10050852
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/5/852

9. “Multi-Scale Surface Treatments of Titanium Implants for Rapid Osseointegration: A Review”
by Qingge Wang, Peng Zhou, Shifeng Liu, Shokouh Attarilar, Robin Lok-Wang Ma, Yinsheng Zhong and Liqiang Wang
Nanomaterials 202010(6), 1244; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10061244
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/6/1244

10. “Polymeric Nanocapsules as Nanotechnological Alternative for Drug Delivery System: Current Status, Challenges and Opportunities”
by Siyuan Deng,Maria Rosa Gigliobianco,Roberta Censi and Piera Di Martino
Nanomaterials 202010(5), 847; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10050847
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/5/847

11. “Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Annona muricata Extract as an Inducer of Apoptosis in Cancer Cells and Inhibitor for NLRP3 Inflammasome via Enhanced Autophagy”
by Majid S. Jabir, Yasmin M. Saleh, Ghassan M. Sulaiman, Nahi Y. Yaseen, Usama I. Sahib, Yaser Hassan Dewir, Mona S. Alwahibi and Dina A. Soliman
Nanomaterials 202111(2), 384; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020384
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/2/384

12. “Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles with Antibacterial Activity Using Various Medicinal Plant Extracts: Morphology and Antibacterial Efficacy”
by Aneta Salayová, Zdenka Bedlovičová, Nina Daneu, Matej Baláž, Zdenka Lukáčová Bujňáková, Ľudmila Balážová and Ľudmila Tkáčiková
Nanomaterials 202111(4), 1005; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11041005
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/4/1005

13. “Antimicrobial Activity of Zinc Oxide Nano/Microparticles and Their Combinations against Pathogenic Microorganisms for Biomedical Applications: From Physicochemical Characteristics to Pharmacological Aspects”
by Su-Eon Jin and Hyo-Eon Jin
Nanomaterials 202111(2), 263; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020263
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/2/263

14. “Antiviral Activity of Silver, Copper Oxide and Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle Coatings against SARS-CoV-2”
by Padryk Merkl, Siwen Long, Gerald M. McInerney and Georgios A. Sotiriou
Nanomaterials 202111(5), 1312; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11051312
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/5/1312

15. “Emerging Nano-Formulations and Nanomedicines Applications for Ocular Drug Delivery”
by Dawin Khiev, Zeinab A. Mohamed, Riddhi Vichare, Ryan Paulson, Sofia Bhatia, Subhra Mohapatra, Glenn P. Lobo, Mallika Valapala, Nagaraj Kerur, Christopher L. Passaglia et al.
Nanomaterials 202111(1), 173; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010173
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/1/173

16. “Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles by Using Green Machinery: Characterization and In Vitro Toxicity”
by Ahmed Al Saqr, El-Sayed Khafagy, Ahmed Alalaiwe, Mohammed F. Aldawsari, Saad M. Alshahrani, Md. Khalid Anwer, Salman Khan, Amr S. Abu Lila, Hany H. Arab and Wael A. H. Hegazy
Nanomaterials 202111(3), 808; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11030808
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/3/808

17. “Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Diospyros malabarica Fruit Extract and Assessments of Their Antimicrobial, Anticancer and Catalytic Reduction of 4-Nitrophenol (4-NP)”
by Kaushik Kumar Bharadwaj, Bijuli Rabha, Siddhartha Pati, Bhabesh Kumar Choudhury, Tanmay Sarkar, Sonit Kumar Gogoi, Nayanjyoti Kakati, Debabrat Baishya, Zulhisyam Abdul Kari and Hisham Atan Edinur
Nanomaterials 202111(8), 1999; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11081999
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/8/1999

18. “(Bio)Nanotechnology in Food Science—Food Packaging”
by Mateja Primožič, Željko Knez and Maja Leitgeb
Nanomaterials 202111(2), 292; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020292
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/2/292

19. “Smart Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications—A Review”
by Magdalena Aflori
Nanomaterials 202111(2), 396; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020396
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/2/396

20. “Graphene Oxide: Opportunities and Challenges in Biomedicine”
by Pariya Zare, Mina Aleemardani, Amelia Seifalian, Zohreh Bagher and Alexander M. Seifalian
Nanomaterials 202111(5), 1083; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11051083
Full text available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/5/1083

22 December 2022
Special Issue Mentor Program

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative—the MDPI Special Issue Mentor Program.

This program will enable early career researchers (who must hold a Ph.D. in a related field) to experience editing a Special Issue in MDPI journals, under the mentorship of our experienced Editorial Board Members or other experienced scientists. The mentor program will provide an excellent opportunity for early career scientists to gain editorial experience, and to cultivate their ability to edit scientific research.

The mentee’s responsibilities include:

  • Proposing a Special Issue title and assisting the mentor in preparing a summary (around 200–400 words) and 3–10 keywords describing the background, importance, and goal of the Issue;
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  • Preparing a list of scholars who may be interested in the Issue and personally e-mailing invitations on behalf of Guest Editors;
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The mentor’s responsibilities include:

  • Conducting a final check before the Special Issue is published online;
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  • Organizing video calls with young scholars and the Editorial Office regularly to discuss problems and improvement suggestions for the Special Issue;
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If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your Special Issue proposal to the Editorial Office of a journal you choose, and we will discuss the process (i.e., mentor collaboration, Special Issue topic feasibility analysis, etc.) in further detail. The full list of MDPI journals is as follows: https://www.mdpi.com/about/journals.

In addition to the new Special Issue Mentor Program, we will continue to welcome all Special Issue proposals focusing on hot research topics.

21 December 2022
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2020–2021 in the Section “Nanophotonics Materials and Devices”


1. “Tunable Fano Resonance and Enhanced Sensing in a Simple Au/TiO2 Hybrid Metasurface”
by Zhihui He, Weiwei Xue, Wei Cui, Chunjiang Li, Zhenxiong Li, Lihui Pu, Jiaojiao Feng, Xintao Xiao, Xuyang Wang and Gang Li
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(4), 687; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10040687
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/4/687

2. “Latest Novelties on Plasmonic and Non-Plasmonic Nanomaterials for SERS Sensing”
by Grégory Barbillon
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(6), 1200; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10061200
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/6/1200

3. “Tunable Split-Disk Metamaterial Absorber for Sensing Application”
by Yusheng Zhang, Peng Lin and Yu-Sheng Lin
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(3), 598; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11030598
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/3/598

4. “Using Dual Microresonant Cavity and Plasmonic Effects to Enhance the Photovoltaic Efficiency of Flexible Polymer Solar Cells”
by Wenfei Shen, Guoqing Zhao, Xiaolin Zhang, Fanchen Bu, Jungheum Yun and Jianguo Tang
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(5), 944; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10050944
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/5/944

5. “A Review of Fluorescent Carbon Dots, Their Synthesis, Physical and Chemical Characteristics, and Applications”
by Mychele Jorns and Dimitri Pappas
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(6), 1448; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11061448
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/6/1448

6. “Tunable Bound States in the Continuum in All-Dielectric Terahertz Metasurfaces”
by Xu Chen and Wenhui Fan
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(4), 623; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10040623
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/4/623

7. “Recent Advances in the Design of Plasmonic Au/TiO2 Nanostructures for Enhanced Photocatalytic Water Splitting”
by Jehad Abed, Nitul S Rajput, Amine El Moutaouakil and Mustapha Jouiad
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(11), 2260; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10112260
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/11/2260

8. “Color Centers Enabled by Direct Femto-Second Laser Writing in Wide Bandgap Semiconductors”
by Stefania Castelletto, Jovan Maksimovic, Tomas Katkus, Takeshi Ohshima, Brett C. Johnson and Saulius Juodkazis
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(1), 72; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010072
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/1/72

9. “Performance of Graphene–CdS Hybrid Nanocomposite Thin Film for Applications in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cell and H2 Production”
by Salh Alhammadi, Vasudeva Reddy Minnam Reddy, Sreedevi Gedi, Hyeonwook Park, Mostafa Saad Sayed, Jae-Jin Shim and Woo Kyoung Kim
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(2), 245; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10020245
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/2/245

10. “Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Cancer Immunotherapy Applications: Opportunities, Challenges, and Current Progress in Nanomaterial Strategies”
by Shuvashis Dey, Matt Trau and Kevin M. Koo
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(6), 1145; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10061145
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/6/1145
 

21 December 2022
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2020–2021 in the Section “Nanoelectronics, Nanosensors and Devices”


1. “State of the Art and Future Perspectives in Advanced CMOS Technology”
by Henry H. Radamson, Huilong Zhu, Zhenhua Wu, Xiaobin He, Hongxiao Lin, Jinbiao Liu, Jinjuan Xiang, Zhenzhen Kong, Wenjuan Xiong, Junjie Li et al.
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(8), 1555; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10081555
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/8/1555

2. “Current Trends in Nanomaterials for Metal Oxide-Based Conductometric Gas Sensors: Advantages and Limitations. Part 1: 1D and 2D Nanostructures”
by Ghenadii Korotcenkov
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(7), 1392; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10071392
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/7/1392

3. “Carbon-Based Quantum Dots for Supercapacitors: Recent Advances and Future Challenges”
by Fitri Aulia Permatasari, Muhammad Alief Irham, Satria Zulkarnaen Bisri and Ferry Iskandar
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(1), 91; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010091
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/1/91

4. “Tunable Infrared Metamaterial Emitter for Gas Sensing Application”
by Ruijia Xu and Yu-Sheng Lin
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(8), 1442; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10081442
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/8/1442

5. “Surface and Interface Designs in Copper-Based Conductive Inks for Printed/Flexible Electronics”
by Daisuke Tomotoshi and Hideya Kawasaki
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(9), 1689; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10091689
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/9/1689

6. “Silicon Nanowires for Gas Sensing: A Review”
by Mehdi Akbari-Saatlu, Marcin Procek, Claes Mattsson, Göran Thungström, Hans-Erik Nilsson, Wenjuan Xiong, Buqing Xu, You Li and Henry H. Radamson
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(11), 2215; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10112215
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/11/2215

7. “Electrochemical Sensors Based on Conducting Polymers for the Aqueous Detection of Biologically Relevant Molecules”
by Álvaro Terán-Alcocer, Francisco Bravo-Plascencia, Carlos Cevallos-Morillo and Alex Palma-Cando
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(1), 252; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010252
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/1/252

8. “Hydrothermal Synthesis and Gas Sensing of Monoclinic MoO3 Nanosheets”
by Teodóra Nagyné-Kovács, Levente Studnicka, István Endre Lukács, Krisztina László, Pawel Pasierb, Imre Miklós Szilágyi and György Pokol
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(5), 891; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10050891
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/5/891

9. “Recent Progress on Vanadium Dioxide Nanostructures and Devices: Fabrication, Properties, Applications and Perspectives”
by Yanqing Zhang, Weiming Xiong, Weijin Chen and Yue Zheng
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(2), 338; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020338
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/2/338

10. “Application of Nanostructured Carbon-Based Electrochemical (Bio)Sensors for Screening of Emerging Pharmaceutical Pollutants in Waters and Aquatic Species: A Review”
by Álvaro Torrinha, Thiago M. B. F. Oliveira, Francisco W. P. Ribeiro, Adriana N. Correia, Pedro Lima-Neto and Simone Morais
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(7), 1268; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10071268
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/7/1268

21 December 2022
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2020–2021 in the Section “Nanofabrication and Nanomanufacturing”


1. “Charge Transfer and Biocompatibility Aspects in Conducting Polymer-Based Enzymatic Biosensors and Biofuel Cells”
by Simonas Ramanavicius and Arunas Ramanavicius
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(2), 371; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020371
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/2/371

2. “Exploiting Fruit Waste Grape Pomace for Silver Nanoparticles Synthesis, Assessing Their Antioxidant, Antidiabetic Potential and Antibacterial Activity Against Human Pathogens: A Novel Approach”
by Ganesh Dattatraya Saratale, Rijuta Ganesh Saratale, Dong-Su Kim, Do-Yeong Kim and Han-Seung Shin
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(8), 1457; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10081457
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/8/1457

3. “Hypericum perforatum L.-Mediated Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Exhibiting Antioxidant and Anticancer Activities”
by Abdalrahim Alahmad, Armin Feldhoff, Nadja C. Bigall, Pascal Rusch, Thomas Scheper and Johanna-Gabriela Walter
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(2), 487; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020487
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/2/487

4. “On the Role of Nanofluids in Thermal-hydraulic Performance of Heat Exchangers—A Review”
by Salah Almurtaji, Naser Ali, Joao A. Teixeira and Abdulmajid Addali
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(4), 734; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10040734
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/4/734

5. “Materials, Electrical Performance, Mechanisms, Applications, and Manufacturing Approaches for Flexible Strain Sensors”
by Fei Han, Min Li, Huaiyu Ye and Guoqi Zhang
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(5), 1220; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11051220
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/5/1220 

6. “Strategies for SERS Detection of Organochlorine Pesticides”
by Rebeca Moldovan, Bogdan-Cezar Iacob, Cosmin Farcău, Ede Bodoki and Radu Oprean
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(2), 304; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020304
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/2/304 

7. “Silver Nanowire Synthesis and Strategies for Fabricating Transparent Conducting Electrodes”
by Amit Kumar, Muhammad Omar Shaikh and Cheng-Hsin Chuang
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(3), 693; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11030693
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/3/693 

8. “Tribological Behavior of Nanolubricants Based on Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles and Trimethylolpropane Trioleate Base Oil”
by José M. Liñeira del Río, Enriqueta R. López, Manuel González Gómez, Susana Yáñez Vilar, Yolanda Piñeiro, José Rivas, David E. P. Gonçalves, Jorge H. O. Seabra and Josefa Fernández
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(4), 683; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10040683
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/4/683 

9. “Nanofluid Development Using Silver Nanoparticles and Organic-Luminescent Molecules for Solar-Thermal and Hybrid Photovoltaic-Thermal Applications”
by James Walshe, Pauraic Mc Carron, Conor McLoughlin, Sarah McCormack, John Doran and George Amarandei
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(6), 1201; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10061201
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/6/1201 

10. “Gold Nanorod Assemblies: The Roles of Hot-Spot Positioning and Anisotropy in Plasmon Coupling and SERS”
by Priyanka Dey, Verena Baumann and Jessica Rodríguez-Fernández
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(5), 942; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10050942
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/10/5/942

14 December 2022
"Thanks a Million!" – One Million Articles Published in MDPI Journals

MDPI has just become the first open access (OA) publisher to reach the milestone of one million articles published. That is one million articles freely available to all, to circulate and build upon! We are proud to share this special moment with the global scientific community.

This landmark has been reached thanks to the immeasurable support of more than 600,000 expert reviewers, 66,000 editorial board members and 6700 hard-working colleagues across MDPI’s global offices.

Within more than 25 years of publishing, our journals received 2.1 million manuscripts and generated 4.6 million peer review reports to get to one million papers published.

1 Million Infographic

Reaching the milestone of one million articles published reinforces our mission to remove any existing barriers and to make scientific research accessible to all. Since its inception, MDPI’s goal has been to create reliable processes to make science open. This is a path towards facilitating the dissemination of novel insights in scientific communities.

Regular feedback from authors and reviewers shows that our service is greatly appreciated and needed. At the same time, the feedback helps us identify areas for further improvement.

As it stands, a significant share of published research findings remain closed access. More than half of the content published with the most well-known legacy publishers stays behind a paywall, and that is not including articles published in hybrid OA journals, or made available months or years after publication.

A new policy announced by the US administration in August 2022 requires that, as of January 2026, all US federally funded research be made freely and immediately available after publication. While the new policy does not mandate articles be published under an open access license, it is aligned with the open access movement in removing all barriers to research. Similarly, some of the most advanced research institutions in the world intend to have all funded research articles published in open access by 2025.

MDPI is proud to be the leading agent of the transition to open access.

"Thanks a Million" to all the contributors!

8 December 2022
MDPI Sustainability Foundation: New Look and Nominations for the 2023 Sustainability Awards Now Open

We are pleased to announce that the website of the MDPI Sustainability Foundation has been revamped! For the past couple of months, our UX UI team and front-end developers have been working hard to launch the website in time for the opening of the Sustainability Awards nominations.

The website is not the only thing that has had a remodeling. Indeed, the format of the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award (ESLA) has been updated. ESLA is now a competition open to individual researchers or start-ups founded by researchers under the age of 35. Nominee applications will go through 2 rounds of selection until the final 3 are decided. The finalists will then be invited to give pitch presentations during the Award Ceremony to win either first place (10,000 USD) or runner-up (2 x 5000 USD).

The World Sustainability Award, on the other hand, remains the same: a total prize money of 100,000 USD is up for grabs by senior individual researchers or groups of researchers from the international research community.

Nominations for both the World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader award are now open! Check out our new website for more information on how to nominate.

7 December 2022
Editorial Board Members from Nanomaterials Featured in 2022 Highly Cited Researchers List Published by Clarivate

Recently, Clarivate™ revealed its 2022 list of Highly Cited Researchers™—individuals at universities, research institutes and commercial organizations.

The scientists who were selected into this year’s list of Highly Cited Researchers have published highly cited papers in the 11-year period from January 2011 to December 2021, with citation frequency in the top 1% of academic subjects and the same year of publication in the Web of Science database. Based on Web of Science Citation data, 6,938 researchers from across the globe who have demonstrated a disproportionate level of significant and broad influence in their chosen field or fields over the last decade have been awarded Highly Cited Researcher 2022 designations. The list is truly global, spanning 69 countries or regions and spread across a diverse range of research sciences and social sciences.

According to statistics, 46 members of the editorial board of Nanomaterials (ISSN: 2079-4991) have been selected into the list of Highly Cited Researchers of Clarivate in 2022. They are being recognized for their high-quality scientific research achievements and outstanding contributions to their professional fields. The Nanomaterials journal office sincerely congratulates all elected Editorial Board Members and hopes that they continue to have an academically productive relationship with the journal.

Name Affiliation
Dr. Andres Castellanos-Gomez King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Prof. Dr. Anlian Pan Hunan University, China
Prof. Dr. Babak Anasori Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, United States
Prof. Baoshan Xing University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Prof. Dr.  Chao Deng Suzhou University, China
Prof. Dr. Dai-Bin Kuang Sun Yat Sen University, China
Prof. Dr. Fedor Jelezko Ulm University, Germany
Prof. Dr. George Z. Kyzas International Hellenic University, Greece
Prof. Dr. Guangbin Ji Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China
Prof. Dr. Guozhong Cao University of Washington Seattle, United States
Prof. Dr. Huanting Wang Monash University, Australia
Dr. Jiaqing He Southern University of Science & Technology, China
Prof. Dr. Jun Lin Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Dr. Lei Jiang Purdue University, United States
Prof. Dr. Letian Dou Suzhou University, China
Dr. Liangzhu Feng University of Queensland, Australia
Prof. Dr. Lianzhou Wang East China Normal University, China
Prof. Dr. Likun Pan Southern University of Science & Technology, China
Dr. Meng Gu University of California Berkeley, United States
Prof. Dr. Michael F. Crommie University of Stuttgart, Germany
Prof. Dr. Michael Saliba Swansea University, United Kingdom
Prof. Dr. Nidal Hilal National University of Singapore, Singapore
Prof. Dr. Seeram Ramakrishna Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Dr. Shuangming Chen Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
Prof. Dr. Tianyou Zhai Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Dr. Tierui Zhang Harvard University, United States
Dr. Wei Ting Chen Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Dr. Wei Xing Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Dr. Weida Hu Tianjin University, China
Prof. Dr. Wenbin Hu Jinan University, China
Prof. Dr. Wenjie Mai Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Dr. Yang Zhao Nanjing University, China
Prof. Dr. Yi Shi Fuzhou University, China
Dr. Yi-Jun Xu Tsinghua University, China
Prof. Dr. Yongfa Zhu Beihang University, China
Prof. Dr. Yongji Gong Fudan University, China
Prof. Dr. Yongyao Xia Shenzhen University, China
Prof. Dr. Yumeng Shi Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Dr. Zhanjun Gu City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prof. Dr. Zhanxi Fan Suzhou University, China
Prof. Dr. Zhenhui Kang National Center for Nanoscience & Technology, China
Prof. Dr. Zhixiang Wei Dalian University of Technology, China
Prof. Dr. Zhiyu Wang Nanjing University, China
Prof. Dr. Zhong Jin Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Dr. Zhong-Shuai Wu Curtin University, Australia
Prof. Dr. Zongping Shao Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

25 November 2022
Nanomaterials | Top 10 Selected Papers in 2020–2021 in the Section “Inorganic Materials and Metal-Organic Frameworks Section”


“Biocompatible Magnetic Fluids of Co-Doped Iron Oxide Nanoparticles with Tunable Magnetic Properties”
by Silvio Dutz, Norbert Buske, Joac