AB Professor Named Topic Editor of Academic Journal

Alderson Broaddus University’s Dr. Yi Charlie Chen, professor of biology in the College of Health, Science, Technology & Mathematics, has been named topic editor of the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) open-access journal Cancers.

An international, peer-reviewed open access journal, Cancers aims to encourage scientists to publish papers, reviews, editorials, communications, and more regarding experimental and theoretical research results. Cancers received a Journal Impact Factor—the standard proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field—of 6.126 in 2019 by the Journal Citation Reports® and now ranks 31/229 (Q1) in the category “Oncology.”

“As a scientist and educator, I serve the scientific world,” said Dr. Chen. “MDPI provides a space where scientists from a wide range of backgrounds can identify a matter of common interest and concern. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of this publication’s mission.”

In 2015, Dr. Chen was named editor-in-chief for ClinMed International Library’s Journal of Nutritional Medicine and Diet Care(JNMDC), an archive of nutritional information that serves the global scientific community. Additionally, Chen serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research, International Archives of Clinical Pharmacology, and many more.

“Science and technology are constantly changing and evolving,” explained Dr. Chen. “Resources like the Journal of Nutritional Medicine and Diet Care and Cancers are designed to create an archive of scientific discovery and knowledge, both positive and negative.”

Dr. Chen has received many accolades throughout his career. Alongside Dr. Ivan Martinez of WVU School of Medicine, Dr. Chen was awarded $100,000 by WV-INBRE to continue his research in the field of ovarian cancer and natural compound anticancer properties. His other honors and distinctions include a recent nomination for the West Virginia Professor of the Year Award, 2013 Faculty Member of the Year Award, featured professor in the 2013 spring issue of Neuron, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship from USDA and Oklahoma State University.

Chen received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Zhejiang University in China. He later earned his second master’s degree and a doctoral degree from Washington State University.

About Alderson Broaddus University

Alderson Broaddus (AB) University is a private, four-year institution of higher education located on a historic hilltop in Barbour County in Philippi, West Virginia. Since its founding in 1871, AB has been a leader and innovator in higher education, with accolades in the health and natural sciences.

About Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

MDPI is a platform for peer-reviewed, scientific open access journals which is operated by MDPI AG, based in Basel, Switzerland. MDPI publishes over 70 diverse electronic, open access journals. MDPI aims to have all of its journals covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Scopus. Several journals have already been covered by SCIE for several years and have received official impact factors.