SciProfiles is an innovative social network for researchers and scholars, and is developed by MDPI. In line with our broad mission, the purpose of SciProfiles is to accelerate discovery and innovation by facilitating immediate access to research results and providing opportunities for academic networking.
MDPI is a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA, https://sfdora.org/) which calls for researchers to be evaluated on more than just an Impact Factor. SciProfiles aims to provide a more sustainable assessment of research impact and contribution to scientific communities, going beyond simply journal impact factors and citations. It also aims to provide a comprehensive overview of researchers’ activities beyond publications, in order to provide a sustainable, transparent, community-driven alternative to the current research evaluation system.
SciProfiles is built to inspire and improve global scholarly communication.
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Based in Basel, Switzerland, MDPI has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. Our 203 diverse, peer-reviewed, open access journals are supported by over 35,500 academic editors. We serve scholars from around the world to ensure the latest research is freely available and all content is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY)
Journals include Molecules (launched in 1996; Impact Factor 3.098), the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (launched in 2000; Impact Factor 3.687), Sensors(launched in 2001; Impact Factor 2.475), Marine Drugs (launched in 2003; Impact Factor 4.379), Energies (launched in 2008; Impact Factor 2.676), the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (launched in 2004; Impact Factor 2.145), Viruses (launched in 2009; Impact Factor 3.761), Remote Sensing (launched in 2009; Impact Factor 3.406), Toxins (launched in 2009; Impact Factor 3.273) and Nutrients (launched in 2009; Impact Factor 4.196). With further offices in Beijing and Wuhan (China), Barcelona (Spain) and Belgrade (Serbia), MDPI has published the research of 263,500 individual authors and our journals receive more than 5.8 million monthly webpage views.