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Women in Science: Interview with Sylvia Beyer, researcher and guest editor in Social Sciences

In?a previous post, we?looked at?the under-representation of women in research?in our interview with Neus Feliu, from the University of Hamburg. We continue this series of interviews with female researchers with Silvia Beyer, who works as a?professor at the?University of Wisconsin-Parkside and guest edits the Special Issue of Social Sciences called “Women in Male-Dominated Domains”. 1. […]

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Women in Science: Interview with Neus Feliu, researcher and guest editor in Nanomaterials

Why are there fewer women than men in science? Female scientists are under-represented in research, being only a third of researchers globally. Despite the progress in gender equality during the last decades, advances have been slow and there are still disparities around the world. We want to initiate a series of interviews with female researchers […]

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Funders Push for a Full Transition to Open Access: Plan S

In a bid to push forward the transition to fully open access publishing, a number of funders have come together?under the banner of cOAlition S?and?put forward an initiative called Plan S. Originating in Europe and?led?by Robert-Jan Smits of the European Council, Plan S puts forward conditions for open access publishing. The key message is the […]

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World Sustainability Awards Winners – A Short Interview

The second World Sustainability Awards were presented during the 7th World Sustainability Forum in Beijing, China on 19 September 2018. These awards recognized the winners’ outstanding contribution to sustainability and were evaluated by a selected committee consisting of seven members. Dr. Mathis Wackernagel and Dr. Zhifu Mi were the joint recipients of the 2nd World […]

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Opening up Peer Review

It is now a little over four years since MDPI first started to offer an option for open peer review, as announced on this blog and in the journal Life. We have recently taken a look at the popularity of this feature, the results of we found very encouraging. In short, a large percentage?of papers […]

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Crossref highlights the potential of Scilit

MDPI is often at the forefront of innovation in digital publishing. This time, it was Christine Cormack Wood (CCW) from Crossref who wished to highlight one of our platforms, Scilit, in an interview with Martyn Rittman and Bastien Latard. Scilit is a comprehensive, free database for scientists. It uses a new method to collate data […]

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