About

Encyclopedia is an online reference created and curated by active scholars. It aims to highlight the latest research results as well as provide benchmark information for researchers and the general public interested in accurate and advanced knowledge on specific topics.

Our Mission

To record and spread knowledge without any restrictions to help researchers find what they need quickly and accurately.

Our Scope

All aspects of natural sciences and social sciences.

Entry Sources

  • Review papers can be quoted and adapted to suit the purposes of the platform;
  • The Introduction sections of original research articles can also be used to create entries;
  • Completely new, original entries can be created on topics on which you have knowledge and expertise.

Content can be both submitted for publication in an MDPI journal and simultaneously used to create one or more entries on the Encyclopedia platform. Researchers can also create entries ahead of journal publication. All contents published in Encyclopedia are labeled as Open-Access and licensed using a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) license.

Our Contributors

All our entry contributors are researchers, scientists, or experts in each field. It is free of charge for all users to submit and update entries on our Encyclopedia platform. All contributors shall be recorded in the contributor list on the entry page, including both those involved in draft preparation and those who amend and update an entry after it has been published online. The order in which contributors are listed is chronological.

Contributors will receive credit points for their activities in Encyclopedia, such as creating new entries or expanding, updating, and commenting on existing entries. Credit points can be exchanged for discount voucher(s) (e.g., 100 points equal to 100 CHF voucher) to be used on any MDPI services. Contributors’ activities will also be recorded on their public profile at SciProfiles.

Our Products

The Encyclopedia project comprises the Encyclopedia platform, Encyclopedia journal (ISSN 2309-3366), as well as Encyclopedia books. The authors of well-prepared entries on the platform will be encouraged to enrich and submit them to the Encyclopedia journal for peer review and publication. Once we have enough entries published in a specific topic or field, these entries shall be edited into an Encyclopedia book for reference purposes.