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Is MDPI water a predatory journal?

Is MDPI water a predatory journal?

It started publication in 2000. It is only found in electronic format. This appears to be a reputable journal. Although Beall listed MDPI as a predatory publisher, they are several arguments against listing publishers rather than individual journals.

What is MDPI water?

Water is a peer-reviewed, open access journal on water science and technology, including the ecology and management of water resources, and is published semimonthly online by MDPI. Companion journals for Water include: GeoHazards and Hydrobiology.

Are MDPI journals reputable?

MDPI journals fall short compared to PLOS but they are respectable and are building their reputation. Charges are proportional to the journal reputation and most times can be waived if the author makes its case of lack of funding and it is completely independent of the review process.

Is sustainability MDPI a good journal?

The journal Sustainability is currently having an impact factor of 2.592 and is indexed in Scopus as well as member of DOAJ. So a pretty safe choice.

Is MDPI predatory 2020?

MDPI was included on Jeffrey Beall’s list of predatory open access publishing companies in 2014 but was removed in 2015 following a successful appeal and applying pressure to Beall’s employer….MDPI.

Status Active
No. of employees 3536 (in 2020)
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Is Hindawi predatory?

An interesting example is Hindawi, an Egyptian publisher once considered predatory that improved its practices and standards over time. Beall also lists common practices indicative of low-quality but not necessarily predatory journals.

What makes water so necessary for humans?

Water’s extensive capability to dissolve a variety of molecules has earned it the designation of “universal solvent,” and it is this ability that makes water such an invaluable life-sustaining force. On a biological level, water’s role as a solvent helps cells transport and use substances like oxygen or nutrients.

Who invented water?

Who discovered the water? It was the chemist Henry Cavendish (1731 – 1810), who discovered the composition of water, when he experimented with hydrogen and oxygen and mixed these elements together to create an explosion (oxyhydrogen effect).

Is an impact factor of 2.5 good?

An Impact Factor of 1.0 means that, on average, the articles published one or two year ago have been cited one time. An Impact Factor of 2.5 means that, on average, the articles published one or two year ago have been cited two and a half times.

Is MDPI from China?

MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) It is primarily based in China and has established over 200 broad-scope journals, usually with one-word titles.

Is Elsevier predatory?

Elsevier now officially a “predatory” publisher.