I wrote a detailed and long review on the first round and requested a minor or major revision.
Then after 1 or 2 weeks I got a mail notification that the paper is published. I never had the chance to check if the authors improved the paper or not.
Only after logging in into susy I can see what the authors answered to my original review. No mail, and no request to review the revised version and no opportunity to give my feedback. And usually MDPI does not hold back in sending out emails or requesting reviews.
This happened twice to me and also to a colleague. I even explicitly wrote to the editor that I want to review the revised version also, which was ignored without a comment.
Now my questions:
Is this a common practice of MDPI journals?
How can we be sure that there was even a second review round from real academics? Given that it is hard to get reviewers and I can not see what they wrote?
I think that this is unacceptable and will avoid everything from MDPI in the future.