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  1. Editorial: Datasets for Learning Analytics

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    Dietze, Stefan; George, Siemens; Davide, Taibi; Drachsler, Hendrik

    2018-01-01

    The European LinkedUp and LACE (Learning Analytics Community Exchange) project have been responsible for setting up a series of data challenges at the LAK conferences 2013 and 2014 around the LAK dataset. The LAK datasets consists of a rich collection of full text publications in the domain of

  2. Editorial:

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    Jenny

    In writing this editorial, I have found three 'rhizome connections' that ... journal editorials, but will rather engage some of the rhizome connections that work their way ... social and natural sciences, arguing that '... society and humans mutually ...

  3. On the map: Nature and Science editorials

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    Waaijer C.J.F., van, Bochove C.A. van, Eck, N.J.P.

    2011-01-01

    Bibliometric mapping of scientific articles based on keywords and technical terms in abstracts is now frequently used to chart scientific fields. In contrast, no significant mapping has been applied to the full texts of non-specialist documents. Editorials in Nature and Science are such non-specialist documents, reflecting the views of the two most read scientific journals on science, technology and policy issues. We use the VOSviewer mapping software to chart the topics of these editorials. ...

  4. On the map: Nature and Science editorials.

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    Waaijer, Cathelijn J F; van Bochove, Cornelis A; van Eck, Nees Jan

    2011-01-01

    Bibliometric mapping of scientific articles based on keywords and technical terms in abstracts is now frequently used to chart scientific fields. In contrast, no significant mapping has been applied to the full texts of non-specialist documents. Editorials in Nature and Science are such non-specialist documents, reflecting the views of the two most read scientific journals on science, technology and policy issues. We use the VOSviewer mapping software to chart the topics of these editorials. A term map and a document map are constructed and clusters are distinguished in both of them. The validity of the document clustering is verified by a manual analysis of a sample of the editorials. This analysis confirms the homogeneity of the clusters obtained by mapping and augments the latter with further detail. As a result, the analysis provides reliable information on the distribution of the editorials over topics, and on differences between the journals. The most striking difference is that Nature devotes more attention to internal science policy issues and Science more to the political influence of scientists. ELECTRONIC SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL: The online version of this article (doi:10.1007/s11192-010-0205-9) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

  5. Ethiopian Journal of Science and Technology: Editorial Policies

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    Ethiopian Journal of Science and Technology: Editorial Policies ... Science and Technology (EJST) publishes high quality original research articles, reviews, short communications, ... Professor Afework Bekele, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

  6. Editorial.

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    2015-01-01

    This editorial introduces the Journal of Applied Psychology. More specifically the editor wants to share with you (a) the journal's scope and mission, (b) expectations for different types of articles considered by the journal, and (c) the review process used. The information included is also based on the editorial team's consideration of current trends in the psychological and organizational sciences, as well as emerging changes in peer review processes within the social sciences. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved). (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved.

  7. Editorial

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    Yoshida, Toyonobu

    2013-02-01

    As the successor to Professor Teruo Kishi, the former Editor-in-Chief of Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM), I would like to share some of STAM's journal history with our readers. STAM was launched in 2000 with the financial support of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in recognition of a strong need for an international journal that would be distributed and read across the globe. Five years later, the publication of STAM was transferred to the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) under the initiative of Professor Kishi. As a result of his work, STAM is now positioned as a high-impact journal, 3.512 as listed by the ISI 2011 Science Citation Index Journal Citation Report, with a much higher and faster growth than when I was participating as a co-founder in the past. STAM is well known as a successful open-access journal since shifting from the initial subscription model in 2008. As an editor, I would like to emphasize that STAM will continue to publish with a sense of social mission as an academic journal, allowing space for researchers to contribute to the sustainable development of society and health. However, some contribution from authors would assist us in creating a sustainable journal publishing model, and further enhance services to authors and readers of STAM. With this in mind, I would like to state that STAM's editorial board is planning to introduce an article processing charge from July 2013, in addition to NIMS' continuing financial support. One of our new editorial policies is to aim for reader-oriented publishing. I believe that academic journal publishing can take the role of navigator in advancing the development of materials. Among the many other scientific journals, STAM will lead the rapid growth in materials science, inspiring research into new materials for the future and leading the next generation of materials science and technology. It is my honor to work with members of

  8. Editorial

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    Andersen, Peter Bøgh; Goldkuhl, Göran

    2005-01-01

    This editorial describes the purpose of the journal and the reasons for its editorial policy, and introduces the articles in this inaugural issue.......This editorial describes the purpose of the journal and the reasons for its editorial policy, and introduces the articles in this inaugural issue....

  9. Editorial

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    Albarracín, Dolores; Cuijpers, Pim; Eastwick, Paul W.; Johnson, Blair T.; Roisman, Glenn I.; Sinatra, Gale M.; Verhaeghen, Paul

    2018-01-01

    This editorial marks the first 4 years of the current editorial period. It offers an opportunity to take stock, review trends, and describe editorial policies for the next 2 years. Psychology continues to shine and accumulate knowledge that scholars integrate, use in the development of theory, and

  10. Editorial

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    Gianturco, F. A.; Raimond, J. M.

    2005-01-01

    This issue of EPJ D introduces a revised list of sections and subsections, designed in close collaboration with the whole editorial board. The aim of these modifications is to reflect more faithfully the wide diversity of activities covered by our journal. A new section is introduced. Entitled “Atomic and Molecular Collisions”, it covers a large range of activities, from atom/atom or atom/molecules collisions (including the very active field of ultra-cold collisions in laser-cooled atomic or molecular gases), to electron scattering and molecular reactivity. The creation of this section reflects the increased interest of the journal for molecular and collisional physics, already apparent in the recent extension of the editorial board competence in this direction. We very much hope that this community will react positively to this trend and become a major component of the journal's life. For the other sections, we have markedly revised the list of subheadings. We think it important to make it as detailed as possible, both to indicate that EPJ D aims at being a generalist journal for AMO physics and to help our authors to find easily the proper section for their submissions. There is of course no way to describe the whole field's activity in a few subheadings. They are all to be understood with the broadest meaning. This list is by no means an exclusive one. All theoretical or experimental papers connected to atomic, molecular, plasma, quantum or optical physics are welcome. This revised section list appears almost simultaneously with the new WEB portal to all EPJ journals (www.eurphysj.org), which will be online within a few weeks. It unites the material formerly presented on our publisher's WEB sites (EDP Sciences, SIF and Springer). All the journal contents are available there (and all WEB registrations are of course valid for this portal). We offer also a free access to the highlight papers (see our editorial, Eur. Phys. J. D 29, 3 (2004) and below), for at

  11. Editorial

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    Libia Esperanza Nieto

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Para el segundo semestre del 2016, el Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Colciencias, tiene prevista la convocatoria para la evaluación de revistas científicas. Actualmente se halla en discusión la política para mejorar la calidad de las publicaciones científicas nacionales. Según las orientaciones de la política, el nuevo modelo de Colciencias estará basado en el impacto de las publicaciones científicas, lo cual comporta la incorporación de criterios que permitan medir y clasificar las revistas especializadas colombianas. El modelo contempla una mayor autogestión editorial e indicadores de medición del impacto, complementarios a los ofrecidos por Web of Science (WoS y Scopus, especialmente el índice H5, por áreas de conocimiento.

  12. Editorial

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    Elio José Santini

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available The Center of Forestry Research- CEPEF- is linked to the Fundação de Apoio à Tecnologia e Ciência (FATEC, of the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, and was created in 1986 with the mission of promoting the scientific investigation, contributing to the solution of the unique problems of the forestry enterprise. For the publication of the technical-scientific knowledge generated in the Institution, and by other researchers in forestry, the Revista Ciência Florestal was created, in 1991, as a result of the combined effort between the University and the private forest sector. The difficulties found in the early number were slowly overcome, with the effective participation of all segments, always looking of the improvement of the scientific and editorial quality, compartible with the qualitative growth goals of the journal. In this context, the incorporation of nationally renown researchers to the editorial board turned the scientific consulting more selective. The first important recognition of this journal happened with its indexing by the CAB International System, from England, in 1997. The repercussion of the inclusion on the indexing system was felt by the significant increase in the number of manuscripts received. To meet this new challenge, and the demand by the Braxilian scientific community, the Editorial Board decided to implement a second number of the journal, making it biannual this year. Thus, the edition of the ninth volume will comprise this first number, in the month of June, and a second one, planned forDecember 1999. Another change, to catch your eyes, is the cover of the Journal, bringing a new style. The design was developed by the Visual Programming Laboratory, of the Center for the Arts and Literature od the UFSM, substantially changing its layout, and giving it a more modern and actual appeal. The innovation will be complemented by a different picture in each volume. CEPEF hopes to modernize its Journal of scientific

  13. Editorial

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    Editorial Board

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Dear colleagues and readers of our journal, Last year there appeared one special issue of our journal, i.e., "Self-organization and collective behaviour in complex systems", alongside with three regular issues. This year we start with a special issue entitled "What is liquid?", in honour of Douglas Henderson, a member of our Editorial Board, dedicated to his 80th birthday. The collection of papers to appear in this issue is aimed at providing a critical review of the state of the art and of the open questions posed in the theory of liquids. The 2013 ISI impact factor of Condensed Matter Physics is 0.771. In total, 246 citations were made in 2014 on the articles published in our journal according to the ISI Web of Science data. It is our pleasure to list herein three most cited papers in 2014, which are: A.V. Khomenko, N.V. Prodanov, Molecular dynamics simulations of ultrathin water film confined between flat diamond plates, Condens. Matter Phys., 2008, 11, 615; A. Honecker, S. Wessel, Magnetocaloric effect in quantum spin-s chains, Condens. Matter Phys., 2009, 12, 399; and D. Ivaneyko, V. Toshchevikov, M. Saphiannikova, G. Heinrich, Effects of particle distribution on mechanical properties of magneto-sensitive elastomers in a homogeneous magnetic field, Condens. Matter Phys., 2012, 15, 33601. We also introduce changes into editorial processing of the papers and into the editorial structure in order to increase the level of published papers as well as to provide a more rapid service to the authors. In particular, the initial screening of the manuscripts concerning the correspondence for publication in Condensed Matter Physics will be completed by our associate and assistant editors. Please check our web page for the relevant changes in the requirements to the scientific quality of submitted manuscripts. The important statistics regarding the submission process and the related information will be monitored online starting from this year, see our

  14. Research Journal of Health Sciences: Editorial Policies

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    Assess for plagiarism. iii. Assess manuscripts for compliance with author(s) guidelines. iv. Suggest three (3) reviewers in the relevant field (Full names, designation, contact details). d. Desk Editor sends out all manuscripts (through deskeditor.rjhs@uniosun.edu.ng) to vetted (or approved) reviewers after receiving editorial ...

  15. Editorial.

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    Al-Deeb, Saleh M; Khan, Sonia

    2009-01-01

    Neurosciences continues to be the leading journal for Neurosciences in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. In January 2007, Neurosciences was indexed by Thomson ISI in Science Citation Index Expanded online at ISI Web of KnowledgeSM and Neurosciences Citation Index. Since then a significantly increased volume of scientific articles continues to be submitted to the journal by enthusiastic authors, a fact that enriches the scientific contents of the journal. In 2008, we had a total number of website hits of 495,625 with a monthly average of 41,000. We received a total of 155 manuscripts, with a monthly average of 13 and an average rejection rate of 29%. From these, we published a total of 100 articles, totaling 523 pages for the entire volume. Forty-nine percent of these were original articles. Fifty-eight percent of published articles were from the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), with 30% from KSA, 5% from the Gulf, and 23% from other Arab and EMR countries. The remaining 42% of published articles we received from Canada, India, Japan, Malaysia, and Turkey. The average time from received to acceptance of original articles was 4 months and 4.9 months for acceptance to publication. Reasons for rejection included unrelated topics, poor contents, or duplicate publication. In addition to our 4 regular issues in 2008, we published a supplement of abstracts presented at the 16th Saudi Neuroscience Symposium. We would like to thank the Editorial and Advisory Board Members for their significant contribution to maintain the standards of Neuroscience and looking forward to their important continued role in achieving our goals for 2009. In 2009, we aim to increase the number of issues to meet the increased load of manuscripts. Our objective is to enrich the scientific Neuroscience material presented by the journal with important topic reviews and regular neuroscience quizzes to achieve PubMed indexing. We will continue to promote our new web-based manuscript submission

  16. Editorial

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    Editorial Board

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available We would like to inform our readers that Association of Basic Medical Sciences, beginning with this year, will publish Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences at least quarterly, depending of your submissions.As it is previously announced, the second opening lecture form of the International and Scientific Symposium about human embryo and its cloning held in Sarajevo, 15 February 2003 (“Scientific, ethical and religious dilemmas over the status of human embryo and its cloning” is published in this issue.In this issue, in concordance with the current world situation and after the suggestions of some of our distinguish colleagues, we decide to publish a review article on aetiology and epidemiology of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS -a new emerging disease.We kindly remind our readers to inform other colleagues and associates about the Association and our membership.All observation, suggestions, and proposals from our readers are more then welcome and will improve the quality of the Journal.We are inviting scientists from not only entire Bosnia and Herzegovina but internationally, to participate in next issues and hope that many of them will answer our invitation.Sarajevo, May, 2003Editorial Board

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    Laura López

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Una vez más damos la bienvenida e invitamos a la comunidad académica a leer un nuevo número de Psicología, Conocimiento y Sociedad. Desde nuestra última publicación (noviembre de 2016 acontecieron algunos hechos que enriquecen al proyecto editorial, en este editorial los compartimos con ustedes dada su importancia.

  18. Editorial

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    ing of submitted articles has been streamlined on the lines of international journals, by actively involving members of the Editorial Board from assigning referees, over- seeing correspondences with referees, and at all stages until an editorial decision is taken on the suitability of articles for publication. The collaboration with ...

  19. Editorial

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    Oudenhoven, van A.P.E.; Groot, de R.S.

    2014-01-01

    In this editorial to the second Issue of volume 10 (2014), we provide insight into the Journal’s statistics of 2013, announce several interesting Special Issues coming up in 2014 and 2015 and provide a short overview of the papers that make up Issue 10(2). In the previous editorial, we presented

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    B. Rossaro

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available The Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research (JEAR, formerly the Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e di Bachicoltura of the Institute of Entomology of the University of Milan, was founded in 1928 by Remo Grandori (1928-1955. Prof. Grandori became the first Director of the journal, followed by his wife Luigia Grandori (1956-1957, Minos Martelli (1958-1985 and Luciano Süss (1986-2011. In 2012, the Editor, the Department of Agri-food Systems Protection (DiPSA - University of Milan, come to the decision to move from the paper version to the online open access version of JEAR, with the aim to reach all researchers in the field with a restyled editorial, and with Giuseppe Carlo Lozzia as Editor in Chief (2012-2014. Thanks to the contributions of prestigious scientists and young researchers from all over the world, the Journal published many papers, which were downloaded in numerous countries across the world. Recently, the new Editor, the Department of Food Environmental and Nutritional Sciences - University of Milan, named me as Editor-in-Chief and I happily accepted the invitation with the objective to give new energy to the JEAR through the publication of more and more research papers of recognized scientific quality. The Journal will maintain its actual structure with four subject areas steered by internationally recognized Section Editors, who are now supported by a new and larger Editorial Board. The JEAR publishes papers on systematics, geographical speciation and evolution, aquatic and terrestrial entomology, ecological system dynamics, phenology and modelling for integrated pest control, agricultural and stored product pests, urban veterinary and forensic entomology, plant insect interaction and ecosystems, biological control and agro-ecology, and all other subjects related to the four subject areas. I hope the journal will continue to receive the attention of the researchers, in particular our younger colleagues in whose hands is

  1. Momona Ethiopian Journal of Science: Editorial Policies

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    Momona Ethiopian Journal of Science (MEJS) is a free access e-journal ... related to Earth Science, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences and ... materials, information related to conferences and any other relevant topics.

  2. Tanzania Journal of Science: Editorial Policies

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    Tanzania Journal of Science (TJS), is professional, peer reviewed journal, published in ... Optics, Thin films, Zoography, Military sciences, Biological sciences, Biodiversity, ... animal and veterinary sciences, Geology, Agricultural Sciences, Cytology, ... available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

  3. Editorial.

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    Bogdanić, Grozdana; Wichterle, Ivan

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 32, č. 2 (2017) ISSN 0352-9568 Institutional support: RVO:67985858 Keywords : CHISA * editorial Subject RIV: CI - Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering OBOR OECD: Chemical process engineering Impact factor: 0.923, year: 2016

  4. Editorial

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    Comment. The first and key requirement. Follow International Standards. Recruit Colleagues Dedicated to Editorial Work Appoint. Statistical Editors Appoint Editors to assess ethics and research integrity. Guideline for Authors Review Form Authorship Statement. Form. Identification Number Record dates received, reviewed,.

  5. Editorial

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    Klusoň, Petr; Bogdanić, Grozdana; Wichterle, Ivan

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 29, č. 1 (2015) ISSN 0352-9568 Institutional support: RVO:67985858 Keywords : special issue * CHISA 2015 * editorial material Subject RIV: CI - Industrial Chemistry, Chemical Engineering Impact factor: 0.675, year: 2015

  6. Gender Representation on Journal Editorial Boards in the Mathematical Sciences

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    2016-01-01

    We study gender representation on the editorial boards of 435 journals in the mathematical sciences. Women are known to comprise approximately 15% of tenure-stream faculty positions in doctoral-granting mathematical sciences departments in the United States. Compared to this group, we find that 8.9% of the 13067 editorships in our study are held by women. We describe group variations within the editorships by identifying specific journals, subfields, publishers, and countries that significantly exceed or fall short of this average. To enable our study, we develop a semi-automated method for inferring gender that has an estimated accuracy of 97.5%. Our findings provide the first measure of gender distribution on editorial boards in the mathematical sciences, offer insights that suggest future studies in the mathematical sciences, and introduce new methods that enable large-scale studies of gender distribution in other fields. PMID:27536970

  7. EDITORIAL

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    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available This issue of the Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society was chosen by the members of the Presidency of the Society and of the Editorial Board from Serbia to mark the retirement of Dragutin M. Dražić as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal.Dragutin Dražić succeeded Slobodan V. Ribnikar, who was Editor-in-Chief for 10 years, among others in the 77-year old history of the Journal and who introduced many improvements in editing and editing policy, including editing in English since 1985.Dragutin Dražić was Editor-in Chief for more than 20 years. In addition to his immense impact as a scientist and university teacher to the field of Electrochemistry and Physical Chemistry and to the understanding of the importance of chemistry and of the natural science in general (see J. Serb. Chem Soc., 66 (2001 731, his great effort in the editing of the Journal resulted in its pivotal position in the world of scientific journals in Serbia. With no intention to repeat Dragutin Dražić’s great contribution to the development of contemporary chemical minds in the former Yugoslavia, and lately in Serbia (see J. Serb. Chem. Soc., 72 (2007 1, we simply say: THANK YOU! Saying this, we are aware that we express the gratitude of the chemistry community not only in Serbia, but also worldwide, where the name Dragutin Dražić is recognized.The papers in this issue were prepared by the authors from Serbia who aided Dragutin Dražić, JSCS Honorary Editor, in his editing efforts, by submitting theirs manuscripts, through sub-editing and revision of the submitted manuscripts, or some other way, to establish a journal with the reputation which Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society holds today on the international scene.

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    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available Dear readers, In April 2018, we continue our exciting journey with the first issue of the second volume of the Early Childhood Studies Journal (JECS by taking place in international indexes with our scientifically rich content. The Journal of Early Childhood Studies has begun to be indexed by DOAJ, BASE, Index Copernicus International, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, Turkish Education Index, Science Library Index and Scientific Indexing Service from the second issue of the first volume. In addition to these, evaluation process of other national and international index application continue. Journal of Early Childhood Studies, which accepts scientific ethics and principles as a basic reference, has a vision to contribute to early childhood studies in Turkey and in the world by keeping public benefits at a high level. Journal of Early Childhood Studies, which accepts scientific studies with this vision, also recognizes the duty of sharing your valuable scientific research with the public and initiating scientific discussions that will contribute to early childhood studies. Depending on this task and responsibility, original research and review articles conducted in the field of early childhood studies are accepted with the double-blind review process. Moreover, Journal of Early Childhood Studies in which the full text of the papers presented at international congresses involved in publication after the double-blind review process achieved to attract attention of researchers both in Turkey and in abroad. Thus, it has been planned to publish the Volume 2 Issue 2: The 5th International Early Childhood Education Congress as first special issue on May 2018. Dear readers and researchers, While we regard your preference for sharing your original scientific research and review articles with the public in the Journal of Early Childhood Studies, your original scientific research and review articles are accepted for Volume 2, Issue 3, planned for

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    Thaís Zerbini

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available No início de 2017, a rPOT foi contemplada com mais um importante indexador: O DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals, diretório de revistas eletrônicas de acesso aberto, mantido pela Lund University Libraries na Suécia. Permite o acesso gratuito a revistas científicas e acadêmicas de qualidade. A conquista do DOAJ consistia em um dos objetivos estratégicos propostos pela revista em busca do reconhecimento de seu processo editorial. Um agradecimento especial à nossa Assistente Editorial anterior, Daniele Souza Paulino que foi fundamental no acompanhamento da solicitação do referido indexador. A rPOT continua com seu propósito de melhorias em todo seu processo editorial. Este número é composto por sete artigos...

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    Mohammad Yeakub Ali

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The International Journal of Engineering Materials and Manufacture (IJEMM is celebrating its first year of online open access publication. On this occasion, I would like to congratulate editorial board, reviewers, authors, readers, and subscribers. IJEMM will be published quarterly. In the first year 2017, we planned for four issues where the first issue includes 5 articles in addition to this editorial. The initiative of this journal was taken in the 2015 and then with several meetings and discussions, finally platform was formed in July 2016 to nurture continuously growing in interest in the area of materials and manufacturing engineering. It was felt that the increasing number of researchers and academicians in the materials and manufacturing engineering community needs a dedicated journal for the publication of their research outputs. We have formed a strong editorial board for timely publication with high quality consistent review and proofreading.

  11. Editorial:

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    Hershkowitz, Noah

    2006-02-01

    In this first issue of 2006 I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our authors and referees for their continued support of the journal in 2005. A special thank-you has to go to all the referees who have invested considerable amounts of time not only reviewing the articles, but in some cases correcting syntax and writing extensive comments. Their advice and help, as always, was greatly appreciated by myself and the journal team. In 2005 I was pleased to see that article submissions to Plasma Sources Science and Technology (PSST) continue to grow and the quality of the publication go from strength to strength. I was particularly happy to note that the 2004 Impact Factor released by ISI® in June 2005 showed PSST to be the highest cited non-fusion plasma specific journal with an Impact Factor of 1.931. Looking ahead to 2006 my hope is that it brings continued success for the journal. In June 2005 we moved to using the IOP Publishing article management system, ATOM. By moving to this system we are now able to offer fully integrated online submission, author and referee web services. Authors can submit via the web page authors.iop.org, check the progress of their articles and access the `Guidelines for Authors'. Referees can access their personal web pages and download or view articles online, submit reports, store draft reports, check their previous reports and access the `Guidelines for Referees'. Also if you are both a referee and an author you can easily move between the two pages once you have logged in. The other benefit of this new system is that it allows us to more efficiently track the progress of articles through the system and send out timely reminders, so reducing the processing times in general. The web services are additional functions for referees and authors and run alongside other options such as e-mail with PDF attachment and post; the main difference is that authors and referees now have an additional choice. This system has been in

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    Svend Brinkmann

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available This is the first issue of a new journal, entitled Qualitative Studies. We hope that this new journal will become a central forum for discussions of qualitative research in psychology, education, communication, cultural studies, health sciences and social sciences in general. Qualitative Studies is peer-reviewed and publishes papers in English and the Scandinavian languages in any of these areas. We are interested in papers that discuss qualitative methods, their promises, problems and philosophies, and also papers that apply such methods in concrete qualitative studies. We aim to publish two issues a year, but since Qualitative Studies is an open access and web-based journal, we can allow ourselves some flexibility in this regard, and for example choose to publish additional special issues, if such options arise. Qualitative Studies is associated with the Center for Qualitative Studies at Aalborg University in Denmark (www.cqs.aau.dk. But we hope that potential authors from other universities in Denmark and the rest of the world will take an interest in Qualitative Studies as an outlet for their work. In preparing this first issue, we have received a fair amount of manuscripts, many of which are still under review, but in order to show that Qualitative Studies is alive as a journal, we have chosen to publish this first issue with four articles, two of which are in English and two of which are in Danish. Together, these articles show the scope of themes and approaches that we hope will flourish in Qualitative Studies. Abbey and Zittoun offer a semiotic analysis of interview processes, Kristensen analyses power dynamics as reflected in people’s everyday lives, in casu modern traffic, Klausen reports a study of parkour, an art of urban movement, and Frimann & Jantzen present a cultural-poetic analysis of a short interaction sequence at a gas station. All articles integrate theory and empirical material in fruitful, albeit very different, ways

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    Adilson Luiz Pinto

    2011-10-01

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    In the May 15, 1989, issue of The Wall Street Journal, the lead editorial addressed an activity that is taking place in the United States but one that should send chills up the spines of scientists and engineers around the world.

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    ... for therapy choices in our patients with uncomplicated, type2 diabetes. It is important to note that a “differentiated” guideline does exist for high-risk patients especially in the patients in whom secondary prevention from further cardiovascular events is indicated. From the editorial team of JEMDSA a happy and healthy New.

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    With Editorial Manager, authors have access to one of the best available tech- nologies for handling manuscripts. With Springer-. Link, articles published in JESS are part of one of the world's leading interactive databases pro- viding a central, keyword-searchable access point for researchers and scientists. Open Access is ...

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    Full Text Available ALT-J has a new editorial team from this issue. I'm glad to say that Gabriel Jacobs will remain involved with the journal as Executive Editor. The new Editor is David Squires from King's College London but he will not be able fully to take over until the next issue. I have been appointed as Deputy Editor.

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    Editorial by Christopher R. Stones. Editor-in-Chief ... The first paper in this current edition, “The Essentials of Existential ... fathers experienced being-a-father through their relationship with their newborn child. This paper confirms previous accounts of new fathers' experiences but, additionally, reveals a patterned ebbing and ...

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    Full Text Available It is a great pleasure to present the first volume of Nanobiomedicine (NBM. This unique open-access scientific journal will be available at no charge to both readers and authors, and aims to publish up-to-date expert reviews, scientific manuscripts, technology reports, perspectives, opinions and editorials in the rapidly emerging field of nanotechnology and biomedical research.

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    The final publication of the regulations making family medicine a specialist discipline for family medicine, general practice, primary care and rural health in South Africa in the Govern- ment Gazette of 17 August 2007 was indeed a milestone. This editorial gives a short historical perspective to respect those who came before ...

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    Full Text Available     IIUM ENGINEERING JOURNAL     CHIEF EDITOR Ahmad Faris Ismail, IIUM, Malaysia TECHNICAL EDITOR Erry Yulian Triblas Adesta, IIUM, Malaysia EXECUTIVE EDITOR AHM Zahirul Alam, IIUM, Malaysia ASSOCIATE EDITOR Anis Nurashikin Nordin, IIUM, Malaysia LANGUAGE EDITOR Lynn Mason, Malaysia COPY EDITOR Hamzah Mohd. Salleh, IIUM, Malaysia   EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS Abdullah Al-Mamun, IIUM, Malaysia Abdumalik Rakhimov, IIUM, Malaysia Amir Akramin Shafie, IIUM, Malaysia Erwin Sulaeman, IIUM, Malaysia Hanafy Omar, Saudi Arabia Hazleen Anuar, IIUM, Malaysia Konstantin Khanin, University of Toronto, Canada Ma'an Al-Khatib, IIUM, Malaysia Md Zahangir Alam, IIUM, Malaysia Meftah Hrairi, IIUM, Malaysia Mohamed B. Trabia, United States Mohammad S. Alam, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, United States Muataz Hazza Faizi Al Hazza, IIUM, Malaysia Mustafizur Rahman, National University Singapore, Singapore Nor Farahidah Binti Za'bah, IIUM, Malaysia Ossama Abdulkhalik, Michigan Technological University, United States Rosminazuin AB. Rahim, IIUM, Malaysia Waqar Asrar, IIUM, Malaysia     AIMS & SCOPE OF IIUMENGINEERING JOURNAL The IIUM Engineering Journal, published biannually, is a carefully refereed international publication of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM. Contributions of high technical merit within the span of engineering disciplines; covering the main areas of engineering: Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering; Automation and Mechatronics Engineering; Material and Chemical Engineering; Environmental and Civil Engineering; Biotechnology and Bioengineering; Engineering Mathematics and Physics; and Computer Science and Information Technology are considered for publication in this journal. Contributions from other areas of Engineering and Applied Science are also welcomed. The IIUM Engineering Journal publishes contributions under Regular papers, Invited review papers, Short communications, Technical

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    Isabelle Halleux

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    Full Text Available  This fall issue of 2012 is rich in new developments in IT. Thus, it is a real pleasure for a geologist to write the editorial of a number of Acta Universitaria beginning with a research in Petrography. In Petrografía y distribución de óxidos de Fe, Al y Si en fragipanes blancos de origen volcanico, Otilio Acevedo-Sandoval and contributors present very interesting results about the analysis of the distribution of iron, alumi­nium and silicon in three white soil profiles of hardened volcanic horizons (know as “fragipanes” in the NW of the State of Mexico.The following two articles show the performance of Compute Unified Device Ar­chitecture using GPUs (Graphics Processing Units as compared to CPU, applied to a large set of biological data. In Autómata Celular Estocástico paralelizado por GPU aplicado a la simulación de enfermedades infecciosas en grandes poblaciones, Hector Cuesta-Arvizu and co-workers explain how GPU parallelized software helps in simulating large-scale infection disease events with Stochastic Cellular Automata (SCA. On the other hand, Eduardo Romero-Vivas and contributors, in their article Implementación en GPU del Estadístico t para análisis de expresión genética en microarreglos, propose the use of t-paired parametric analysis with GPU implemen­tation for evaluating the gene expression levels for microarray hybridization.The paper of Emmanuel Ortiz-Lopez and contributors (Control de acceso usando FPGA y RFID presents the design and implementation of an access control system using Radio frequency Identification (RFID controlled by a field Programmable Gate Array. This system allows supervising, managing and reporting access or movement of individuals or equipment. Beside the control, it can help in avoiding large number of human errors.Finally, the study of Alejandro Tzompantzi Sanchez and co-workers, named Alterna­tivas de control para la secuencia de destilación térmicamente acoplada Petlyuk, shows that

  3. Global Journal of Geological Sciences: Editorial Policies

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    Focus and Scope. Global Journal of Geological Sciences is aimed at promoting research in all areas of geological Sciences including Petrology, Mineralogy, geophysics, hydrogeology, Engineering geology, Petroleum geology, Palaeontology, environmental geology, Economic geology, etc.

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    Christopher W Anderson

    2013-10-01

    Institute of Geochemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China. The Centre has a clear objective: to ‘translate research outcomes into practices that will lead to the proper management of degraded and mining lands through working closely with communities, government, industry and NGOs.’ The Centre is working on the subject of artisanal and small-scale mining as a key focus area. Artisanal gold mining on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa is today releasing mercury and cyanide into the environment. The discharge of contaminants and associated land degradation is affecting human health and food safety. To support the Centre’s work, IRC-MEDMIND has created the Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management, and it is my pleasure to write this first editorial for the journal. The first issue is a collection of eight papers presented during the 1st International Conference on Environmental, Socio-economic, and Health Impacts of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining which was held in Malang during February 2012. These eight papers have been authored by leading scientists from South-East Asia and Australasia, and describe new initiatives in the management of degraded and mining lands. On behalf of the Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management I thank you for reading this first journal issue of Volume 1. The editorial board invites you to support this journal and signals its intention to aspire to high standards of scientific and written excellence. As a result of the generous support of the University of Brawijaya, the Journal will have no page charges. The Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management therefore represents a new mechanism to present relevant, high quality and peer reviewed science and commentary to the international community. Christopher Anderson Associate-Editor, Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management Senior Lecturer, Institute of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, New Zealand Adjunct Professor, Institute of

  5. African Journal of Neurological Sciences: Editorial Policies

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    Gusti Ayu Made Suartika

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Ruang-Space is a new journal dedicated to the understanding of space and the built environment. It has been created to fill a major gap in academic publishing in Indonesia, where the physical built environment remains somewhat detached from its counterparts in social science and urban politics. To this extent Ruang-Space focuses on development in general, encouraging lateral thinking as a dominant characteristic of post-modern thought and the politics of globalisation. The intention is to address the built environment as a whole, and to dispense with the barriers and silos that define professional thinking. So the subject matter of the journal will focus on major issues emerging from the development of human settlements in the third millennium. These will of necessity include the disciplines of architecture, planning, landscape architecture and urban design, as well as interpretations of the built environment emerging from urban geography, sociology and political science. In order to support our global vision, we encourage articles and reviews from around the world. In greater detail, we welcome submissions dealing with sustainability, urban form, the urban landscape, design control, community organisation, ethnic architecture, housing for the poor, urban politics and policy, and the design of cities. But in addition to our overall intention to broaden the analysis of settlement form and structure in Indonesia and abroad, we wish to push forward the barriers on significant theory, either in its application or in the discovery of new facts and forms of analysis. In so doing we accept that in the increasingly globalising world of postmodernity, cross disciplinarity is becoming the rule rather than the exception, and that thinking ‘outside the box’ is now a necessary characteristic of this process. Hence submissions which further these ideas will be encouraged in the peer-refereeing process that we will pursue. Under the umbrella of Ruang

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    Editorial: Journal of Tourism, Heritage & Services Marketing (JTHSM) is an international, multi-disciplinary, double-blind refereed (peer-reviewed) journal aiming to promote and enhance research in all fields of marketing in tourism, heritage and services management. The journal is published by the Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki (in Greece), one the largest higher education institutions in the country offering both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in tourism, manageme...

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    J.M. Vorster

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The Editorial Board feels privileged to present this issue of In die Skriflig in honour of Professor Ben de Klerk. For this edition Professors Fritz de Wet and Rantoa Letšosa were asked to act as guest editors, and we thank them for excellent work done in this regard. We, therefore, presented them with the opportunity to write the foreword for this special edition.

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    Ana Zazo Moratalla

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available El número 35 de mayo de 2017 arranca una nueva etapa para URBANO. Tras su reformulación en 2014 por su anterior editor, Ignacio Bisbal, la revista del Departamento de Planificación y Diseño Urbano, que hasta entonces había desempeñado un papel más divulgativo en el contexto chileno, se decidió ajustar a los estándares científicos y poder aspirar a su indización internacional. En esa etapa, la revista se transformó para dar cabida a todas las necesidades formales, y mejoró su visibilidad y la trazabilidad de su proceso editorial a través del Open Journal System. Además, el trabajo conjunto del equipo de producción editorial de Urbano y del resto de editores de la Facultad de Arquitectura, Construcción y Diseño de la Universidad del Bío-Bío favoreció un crecimiento conjunto como equipo y un aprendizaje colectivo de los procesos de mejora de la calidad editorial. El resultado de este trabajo fue el acceso a los índices Redalyc, Latindex Catálogo, Avery Index, DOAJ, Dialnet, Redib, EBSCO y la red ARLA.

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    Sandra Caponi

    2007-04-01

    of view pointed by Leyla Perrone-Moisés in her essay “High literatures”, in 1988. Finally, we present an article by the authors Barbara Marins Pettres, Master in Agro ecosystems from the UFSC, Luiz Carlos Pine Axe, PhD in Agronomy and retired University Professor of the Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul (UFRGS, Maria José Hötzel, PhD in Animal Science from The University of Western Austrália, Tania Maria de Paula Lyra, PhD in Animal Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG and Presidency Assessor of the Development Coordination of Higher Education Personnel - CAPES. In their article, they approach the issue of the foot and mouth disease social impacts, and mention that Santa Catarina is the only Brazilian State that does not immunize the bovine herd against this illness. The authors argue the policies that state adopts concerning this illness, especially the non-vaccination, and relate this fact with ethical questions of human and animal welfare. The study concludes that the real experience of an outbreak results in dramatic, social consequences for the affected families, showing a long-term rupture in these families’ rural lifestyles. Last, but not least, this issue also brings the book review of ‘the Ritual Use of the Plants of Power’ by Labate and Goulart, Editora Mercado das Letras, São Paulo, 2005. 518p. Jose Eliezer Mikosz, PhD student at the Post graduation Program in Human Sciences (PPGICH/UFSC and Master in Technological Innovations from the UTFPR - Curitiba PR, introduces us to this book. I hope you all enjoy your reading! Editorial Sandra Caponi

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este é o último volume do periódico no ano de 2015, assim se faz necessário apresentar um balanço deste ano. Com esta publicação são 220 artigos, perfazendo uma média de 27,5 artigos, por volume.  De acordo com o Google Analytics, em 2015 o periódico teve 99,28 mil usuários com 429,44 mil visualizações, os quais acessaram em média 3,2 páginas, com duração de 2,41 minutos. Comparando estes resultados aos do ano de 2014, foi identificado um crescimento no número de usuários (15,64%, nas visualizações de páginas (19,76% e na duração média (13,32%. Neste ano, os quinze principais países que acessaram a HOLOS foram: Brasil (94,4%, Portugal (0,93%, USA (0,64%, Índia (0,54%, Espanha (0,48%, Moçambique (0,34%, França (0,31%, Reino Unido (0,16%, Rússia (0,14%, México (0,12%, Colômbia (0,12%, Quênia (0,11%, Chile (0,10% e Alemanha (0,08%. As quinze cidades que mais acessaram a Holos foram: Natal (12,39%, São Paulo (6,12%, Belo Horizonte (4,51%, Rio de Janeiro (4,40%, Fortaleza (4,14%, Recife (3,40%, Salvador (2,61%, Brasília (2,22%, Curitiba (2,08%, Mossoró (1,99%, Goiânia (1,86%, Teresina (1,57%, Porto Alegre (1,55%, João Pessoa (1,42% e Belém (1,20%. Estes números revelam  um periódico de âmbito nacional, associado a uma presença em vários países (Google Analytics, 2015. Esta editoria trabalha de forma estratégica para ampliar a presença em países do BRICS (Brasil, Rússia, Índia, Chia e África do Sul. Assim, foram enviados convites a pesquisadores destes países para submeterem artigos ao periódico e comporem o grupo de avaliadores Ad Hoc. Muito em breve, teremos a presença de representantes destes países no Conselho Editorial. A inclusão do periódico em indexadores internacionais, em particular no WoS – Thomson Reuters, deve consolidar a internacionalização do periódico nos próximos anos. É importante informar que a trajetória online do periódico foi iniciada em 2004, sob a guarda dos

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    Focus and Scope. Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences (Niger. J. Physiol. Sci.) is a biannual publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria. It covers diverse areas of research in physiological sciences, publishing reviews in current research areas and original laboratory and clinical research in physiological ...

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    The AJPS is published by the African Association of Political Science (AAPS), with the aim of providing a platform for African perspectives on issues of politics, economy and society in Africa. It is published 2 times a year - in June and December, and targeted at the social science community, policy-makers, and university ...

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    The African Crop Science Journal was established with the primary objective of ... and all those concerned with agricultural development issues in the region. .... as possible, the editors avoid appointing reviewers from the country of origin of ...

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    Birgit Weber

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Since international tests compare the performance of students in different subjects, the issue of literacy in the social science subject is becoming more pressing. The successes and failures in international tests influence the national education policies considerably. First, the inclusion of subjects in international comparisons has consequences for their importance. Second, the race in the Olympics of education leads to an increasing focus on the output of educational processes, also measured in the central exams. Social Sciences can refuse to take part in the national comparison studies with the price of losing much more importance; they can participate with the danger of undermining their goals. This raises a lot of questions: What competences students need in this social world to reason about it und to act responsibly? What is the foundation of concepts from social science students need for guidance and understanding their place and role as an individual in society? The social science disciplines, as sociology, political science and economics in a narrow sense, history, law and geography in a broader sense, supported by philosophy, pedagogy and psychology are able to select them for educational purposes or determine such educational aims. This Journal wants to resume und discuss competences and core con¬cepts for political and economic teaching and learning as Social Science Literacy”. Contributions in this issue do not only discuss and recommend competences and core concepts from a domain specific political or economic point of view, but also from an interdisciplinary or psychological point of view. They analyse preconditions and interdependencies as well as obstacles und problems of development and diagnosis core concepts and competences of Social Science Literacy.

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    Reinaldo Giraldo Díaz

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Inaugurado oficialmente el 5 de diciembre de 2014 con celebraciones en New York,Santiago de Chile y Bangkok, 2015 ha sido declarado como el Año Internacional delos Suelos: “suelos sanos para una vida sana”. En esta editorial de RIAA resaltamosla importancia de los suelos como fundamento de la agricultura familiar, como pilar en la prevención y/o mitigación del cambio climático y como multiplicidad viva.

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    Østergaard, Poul Alberg; Duic, Neven

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    This editorial introduces the 11th volume of the International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management. The volume addresses smart energy systems and the optimal ways of integrating renewable energy into these. Two of the contributions are from the perspective of energy storage...... with one arguing that other storage options are preferable to designated electricity storage. This includes thermal storages for house heating and gas and liquid fuel storage for e.g. the transportation sector. Secondly, a paper investigates more narrowly communal vs individual electricity storage...

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    Ruiz Calderón, Humberto

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    : Editorial: El emblemático número tres. Por: Ruiz Calderón, Humberto Especial Jóvenes, alcohol y ¿salud?. Venezuela, penoso liderazgo: consumo de licor y muertes en percances viales. Por: González, Silvia Lidia ¡Cuidado! ebrio al volante. Artículo Bebiendo el futuro. Por: Morales, Nelson Guía Web Sitios sobre alcoholismo en Internet. Historias El rostro más especial de Venezuela. Jacqueline Saburido. Por: González, Silvia Lidia Hora libre...

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    Reinaldo Giraldo Díaz

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Para esta editorial de RIAA hemos querido rendir homenaje a uno de los más importantes investigadores colombianos: Orlando Fals Borda, sociólogo. Para ello, presentamos apartes de algunas lecturas de sus textos y lo presentamos como una provocación para retomar una de las preguntas que planteaba Fals Borda: "¿qué exigencias nos ha hecho y nos hace la realidad en cuanto a nuestro papel como científicos y en cuanto a nuestra concepción y utilización de la ciencia?"

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    Muriel Verbeeck-Boutin

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available English versionIn the previous editorial, we mentioned  the “work in progress” character  of our publication. This exposé is still as topical as ever and we refer the reader to it, so that the objectives, methods and difficulties of our enterprise can be better understood. In the same spirit, this special issue that we are presenting explores a new format and novel approach. Reserved for first-time publications by young conservator-restorers, it brings together in one volume about  thirty con...

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    Suniaga Q., José

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    Editorial. Suniaga Q., José La codorniz fuente proteica para consumo humano. Díaz Cuellar, Doraida R. y González, Diomary Diagnóstico de parásitos gastrointestinales en bovinos y su importancia en la productividad de los sistemas ganaderos. Castillo O., Mayela; Hernández, Javier A.; Betancourt, Arquímedes y Suniaga Q., José Nutrición vegetal (II). Moyeja Santana, Juan de Jesús Nutrición vegetal (III). Moyeja Santana, Juan de Jesús Plagas chupadoras de las cítrica...

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    Open Access Policy. This journal provides immediate open access to its content, upon registration, on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Creative Commons License East African Journal of Sciences by Haramaya University is licensed under a ...

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Editorial Este quarto volume anual da Holos é lançado à comunidade científica, integrando as ações do Gabinete Itinerante da Reitoria do Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Norte (IFRN realizado nesta data no Campus Santa Cruz do IFRN, situado na região do Trairi do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte. Com isso, reafirmamos nosso compromisso de valorar o trabalho de difusão científica realizado com a interiorização dos Institutos Federais. Além dessa difusão interna, destacamos também a ampliação das possibilidades de alcance desta revista, no momento em que ocorre sua indexação ao Directory of Open Access Journals (www.doaj.org, ambiente de difusão de periódicos com acesso aberto em todo o mundo. Os artigos constantes desta edição apresentam grande sintonia entre sociedade e academia, com alternativas aos problemas discutidos. Para os interessados em temas ambientais, oferece-se oportunidade para discutir as seguintes questões: utilização de aterro sanitário para a redução de gases de efeito estufa; geoprocessamento como elemento de estudos de prevenção ao alagamento decorrente de chuvas; segurança química em residências; e atividade de carcinicultura. Ainda se discorre sobre temas da engenharia, a saber: avaliação de propriedades termofísicas de fluidos para refrigeração; análise do desempenho de óleos biodegradáveis e comparação com os óleos minerais; e análise de um queimador infravermelho comercial adaptado com ejetor e verificação de seus níveis de emissões de poluentes. Na área de ensino, são apresentados trabalhos que tratam de ensino de química e física para a área de educação profissional e, na área de química orgânica, abordam-se temas sociocientíficos, com enfoque em Ciência, Tecnologia e Sociedade. No ensino de física, tem-se a experimentoteca como proposta alternativa para ensino médiom além da análise do estudo de óptica no ensino

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    Rodrigo Hernán García Alvarado

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available  Presentamos la primera edición del año 2017 de la Revista Hábitat Sustentable y habiendo transcurrido ya seis años desde que la publicación naciera, debemos destacar logros notables. En primer lugar, mantener dos ediciones semestrales con media docena de artículos de investigación seleccionados anónimamente por evaluadores externos, expresa una relevante producción científica destinada a reducir el impacto ambiental de las edificaciones, como también un gran esfuerzo editorial, del equipo académico y técnico de la Universidad del Bío-Bío. Adicionalmente, la revista ha obtenido indexaciones de relevancia internacional que, como sabemos, expresan su calidad editorial y científica, validando así el trabajo de los investigadores y editores. Estas voluntades son especialmente valiosas si recordamos que se trata de la primera publicación científica latinoamericana dedicada a la sustentabilidad del ambiente construido, cuyo espíritu es respaldar y divulgar el desarrollo académico en arquitectura, construcción, diseño y  urbanismo frente a los desafíos ecológicos.

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    2018-03-01

    The Journal of Magnetic Resonance has played a prominent role in encouraging synergies between physical insights and biophysical applications. In this Virtual Special Issue (VSI), JMR's associate editor Dr. Robert (Rob) Tycko highlights the state-of-the-art in this area, by presenting a compilation of JMR articles published over recent years that demonstrate the value of indirect detection methods in biosolids NMR. This is a topic that Rob knows only too well, having been one of its founders and main expositors. This thematic VSI also gives a perfect "excuse" for thanking Rob for the seven years that he has served as our card-carrying solids NMR associate editor. His work for the Journal was, like all other NMR endeavors in which Rob has embarked, characterized by utmost excellence. Over the years he contributed numerous ideas and initiatives, while providing editorial judgment in the handling of over 320 individual papers. For all this we in the NMR community wish to extend Rob our sincere thanks; to offer him our best wishes for a continued successful career and happiness in all walks of life, and to express our hope that we can keep on counting on his wisdom and advice as member of our Editorial Board. I would also like to use this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to Chad Rienstra, who will be replacing Rob in his role of associate editor. Chad: You have some big shoes to fill in, but we all know that you will be up to the challenge!

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    Renzo Ramírez Bacca

    2017-01-01

    procurado, desde su fundación, mantener criterios de calidad en el proceso de revisión, e impulsar una política exogámica y de internacionalización, en particular buscando un impacto positivo en el ámbito latinoamericano de esa historia regional y local, pero sin descuidar su visibilización a escala global, a través de su registro en índices bibliográficos de citaciones, bases bibliográficas con comité de selección; y directorios, catálogos y redes internacionales. Los datos son evidentes: una categoría A2 en Publindex; un Q3 en Scimago (2014 y Q4 (2015;  79.186 usuarios y 337.736 visitas en Google Analytics, —68,78 % de Colombia y el restante del ámbito internacional, en especial de México (7,29 %, Argentina (5,09 %, Chile (2,2 %, Venezuela (2,20 %, Estados Unidos (2,15 %, España (2,12 %, entre otras 61 naciones—[1]; además de recibir 420 propuestas de publicación, de las cuales todas fueron revisadas pero sólo publicadas 214 del total, equivalente al 50 % del total recibidos. Con lo anterior, en el presente año 2017, esteremos identificando un escenario con nuevos indicadores que estaremos evaluando con miras a lograr sortear los retos anteriormente señalados y mantener vigente nuestro proyecto editorial. El presente número, HiSTOReLo. Revista de Historia Regional y Local (Enero-Junio, Vol. 9, núm. 17, ofrece diversos énfasis temáticos —Cultura, Actores y Política— relacionados con los casos de Colombia, Ecuador y México. El primero de ellos es la Cultura donde el teatro en Medellín y Bogotá en periodos distintos son abordados por Nancy Yohana Correa Serna y Paulo César León Palacios. En ese misma categoría y espacios locales urbanos, el arte moderno y en particular la exposición francesa de 1922 es tenido en cuenta por Carlos Arturo Fernández Uribe y Gustavo Villegas, a lo cual se adiciona el análisis histórico de la arquitectura ibaguereña centrada en el edificio de la Gobernación del Tolima por parte de Andrés Ernesto

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    Prof. Dr. Abbas Matrood Bashi

    2016-04-01

    Our journal deals with different subjects of basic and clinical medical sciences. It is an open access, peer-reviewed journal which has been accepted both nationally and internationally and encourages the researchers to publish with this journal. This journal addresses four major aspects of writing journal-style scientific papers: (1 fundamental style considerations, (2 a suggested strategy for efficiently writing up research results, (3 the nuts and bolts of format and content of each section of a paper (describes how to follow instructions precisely to write a scientific paper, and (4 basic information regarding peer critiques of scientific writing.

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    Farshid Sarrafzadeh-Rezaei

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available It is a pleasure to write an editorial for the 6th issue of Veterinary Research Forum (VRF. Since its publication in June 2010, the journal has received a huge amount of welcome among the different walks of scientists and clinicians. On time publication, meticulous referring and quick processing of manuscripts are the attributes, which we pride on them all. Of course, all these would not have been achievable if we did not have your sincere co-operation. Thus, I will take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt gratitude, in equal measure, to the authors, reviewers, the editorial board, the editorial office and our readers. I am also extremely delighted to announce since the publication of previous issue, VRF has been added to the list of ISI (Institute of Scientific Information by Thomson Reuters Corporation. The same corporation which is also responsible for publishing Journal Citation Reports which lists an impact factor (IF for each of the journals that it tracks. This is a really big step forward for our new journal and we hope to obtain a deserved IF of our own in not very distant future.We have also recently teamed up with CABI, so at the moment full text content indexing of VRF have been started on CABI data bank, meaning more availability for a larger audience.In the current issue, we have included a review article titled “Nutrigenomics & Its Applications in Animal Science”. This review article may fall a little bit short from the strict standards, which are in place for a review article within our journal. However, due to rather new and burgeoning content of the paper we thought our readers might find it quite interesting, so we went ahead with its publication.Finally, we are thinking of designing a new more user-friendly, more reliable website for VRF which can include easy-to-use options for submission, review and tracking manuscripts for everyone. Thus, your suggestions and ideas will be very welcome in this regard.We are always

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    José Yvan P. Leite

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Este volume publica resultados da área de tecnologia mineral, em particular do tradicional evento da área de tecnologia mineral que iniciou seu primeiro encontro em 1973 no Rio de Janeiro e organizado pela COPPE – Instituto Alberto Luiz Coimbra de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa de Engenharia, da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ e denominado de Encontro Nacional de Tratamento de Minérios. Este periódico em 2013, durante realização do XXV Encontro Nacional de Tratamento de Minérios e Metalurgia Extrativa (ENTMME e VIII Meeting of the Southern Hemisphere on Mineral Technology (MSHMT, em Goiânia/GO, coordenado pelo prof. André Silva da Universidade Federal de Goiás, celebrou uma parceria para a publicação de uma edição especial, com artigos do evento, os quais foram publicados no Vol. 3 de 2014 - http://www2.ifrn.edu.br/ojs/index.php/HOLOS/issue/view/63 Este entendimento foi mantido com a organização do XXVI ENTMME, que foi realizado em Poços de Caldas/MG e coordenado pelos professores Maurício Bergerman (Universidade de São Paulo - USP e Daniela Horta (Universidade Federal de Alfenas - UNIFAL. A importância da mineração no país justifica uma edição para ampliar a difusão neste campo, em particular o elevado impacto que esta área tem no PIB brasileiro e sua disseminação nos vários estados brasileiros. O recente desastre sócio-ambiental provocado pelo rompimento de barragem de rejeitos da Samarco, em Mariana/MG, coloca em evidência uma face negativa da mineração. O tema merece aprofundamento da comunidade acadêmica e este periódico fomentará uma edição especial em 2016 para discutir o tema. É importante compartilhar que o periódico passa a integrar a base Web of Science da Thomson Reuters, que pela importância amplia a visibilidade dos artigos publicados por estes lados do hemisfério sul. Nesta edição são publicados 21 artigos  com contribuições nas áreas de caracterização tecnol

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    Dana Kapitulčinová

    2013-12-01

    Sciences, Philosophy, and Theology (Reviewed Paper by Zuzana Svobodová. This philosophical text analyses the work of Josef Petr Ondok – Czech theologian, philosopher and biologist – from the perspective of ethics and ecoethics. 4 The Purpose of Education: Australian and Slovenian perspectives in Education for Sustainability (Inspiration by Phil Smith and Majda Naji. The authors present their view on the purpose of education in the context of sustainable development and include examples of education for sustainable development from their countries – Slovenia and Australia. 5 Environmental mining limits in the North Bohemian Lignite Region. Book review: Říha, M., Stoklasa, J., Lafarová, M., Dejmal, I., Marek, J., Pakosta, P., Beránek, K. Environmental mining limits in the North Bohemian Lignite Region. Společnost pro krajinu, Praha 2005. Translation: Petr Kurfürst. This book review written by Andrew Barton looks at the issue of mining limits in the region of North-West Bohemia in the Czech Republic and briefly summarises from the content of the book originally published in 2005 (in Czech, but later translated into English supplemented with the most up-to-date information on the current situation. 6 Informational texts: A very interesting article on environmental literacy by Petr Daniš, originally published as a reviewed article in Czech (Envigogika 3/2013, has been translated into English and is now available to our readers. School teachers might be interested in the announcement of a school essay competition run by The Living Rainforest, a UK-based charity. 7 Related announcements: As we feel that dialogue on environmental education and ESD related issues in CZ should be promoted nationally and internationally, this time we are publishing two issues simultaneously (for the content of the Czech issue of Envigogika, see here. We wish you inspirational reading and a peaceful Christmas holiday, as well as a successful New Year. The Envigogika editorial team In

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    Equipo editorial ESJ

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available El año pasado nos dimos a la tarea de averiguar cómo se creó Estudios Socio-Jurídicos en la Facultad de Jurisprudencia de la Universidad del Rosario, para conmemorar 20 años de trabajo editorial de la revista. Parte de la investigación se realizó a partir de encuestas en profundidad con miembros de la facultad vinculados, entonces, como profesores de cátedra y quienes vieron nacer la publicación de la mano del Dr. Marco Gerardo Monroy Cabra. La idea de tener una revista de divulgación era, principalmente, hacer públicas las reflexiones de los profesores de esta facultad, además de establecer un diálogo de saberes que abriera el enfoque hacia otras disciplinas de las ciencias sociales.

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    Kristy L. Archuleta

    2011-04-01

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    The Journal of Financial Therapy continues to garner national and international attention. This is largely due to the excellent submissions received and the outstanding work of the editorial board and reviewers. Although the Journal is just beginning its second year, papers from the past and current issue have been quoted in the media, on the Internet, and in college classrooms. A simple Google Internet search of the phrase “financial therapy” leads those navigating the World Wide Web directly to the Journal. In conjunction with New Prairie Press, papers, reviews, and profiles are accessible to anyone in the world via the open access journal network, which makes it highly likely that authors will be referenced in additional manuscripts. It is definitely an exciting time to be involved in the development of financial therapy as a new field of study through the Journal.

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    Cardona Rodas, Hilderman; Docente-Investigador del Departamento de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de Medellín

    2015-01-01

    La revista Ciencias Sociales y Educación del Departamento de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas de la Universidad de Medellín, proyecto editorial que comenzó en el segundo semestre de 2011 y que entregó su primer número en enero-junio de 2012, ofrece a la comunidad académica y al público en general su octava versión. Siete artículos resultado de investigación, dos ensayos, una serie de artículos relacionados con la obra del antropológo francés René Girard (1923-2015), un homenaje a la propuesta teat...

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    Reinaldo Giraldo Díaz

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La Universidad Nancional Abierta y a Distancia (UNAD, através de contrato con la Red Nacional Académica de Tecnología Avanzada (RENATA, ha migrado el contenido de sus publicaciones (revistas, libros derivados de investigaciones, boletines y otros materiales universitarios al Open Journal System (OJS, un sistema de Administración y publicación de revistas y documentos periódicos (seriados en internet. El sistema permite reducir el tiempo y energías del proceso editorial y de esta forma lograr un manejo más eficiente y unificado del mismo, acelerando el acceso de los autores y la difusión de los artículos de investigación producidos por la comunidad académica.

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    Carlos Alberto Velasco

    2005-01-01

    Durante este año 2005, el Comité Editorial de Colombia Médica recibió para considerar su posible publicación, un buen número de artículos relacionados con el área pediátrica, lo que permitió luego de las evaluaciones por pares, revisión metodológica y revisión de estilo, la edición de dos suplementos en este campo. El primero de ellos durante el segundo trimestre del año, en el marco de un certamen académico internacional organizado por el Grupo de Investigación GASTROHNUP de la Universidad ...

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    Blaabjerg, Frede

    2008-01-01

    Two years have now passed since I took over from Prof. Dan van Wyk as Editor in Chief of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. In this period major changes have been implemented as modern journal publications are moving more to all digital publishing. When I took over we introduced Manuscript...... Central as a tool for handling the paper flow and the last two years have shown this was really a right move. It is powerful both for authors, reviewers, associate editors, Editor in Chief and the administrator. Continuously we can track all papers, identify old papers in the process, see statistics......, identify critical delays, track old information etc. Also the Editorial Office is now receiving the final paper all digital without ordinary mail submission which is really making life easier. We hope in the future to be able only to use Manuscript Central in the complete paper process flow....

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    Reinaldo Giraldo Díaz

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Desde el primer número publicado en el año 2009, la Revista de Investigación Agraria y Ambiental RIAA, ha ido posicionando su proyecto editorial. RIAA es una revista científica de circulación semestral, que recibe artículos bien sea en español, inglés o portugués; entodos los casos los resúmenes de los mismos aparecen en tres idiomas, a saber, español,inglés y portugués. Próximamente, todos los artículos publicados contarán con versióncompleta en inglés con miras a una pronta inclusión en la base de datos bibliográficaScopus y otros índices de citación.

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    Jorge Dagnino

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Ars Medica será, a partir de este año, una publicación en línea, abierta a la comunidad nacional e internacional, de acceso libre, con artículos revisados por pares independientes y con un proceso editorial que esperamos sea progresivamente más ágil y amigable gracias al apoyo de software especializado y a la mayor ductilidad que permite la publicación digital; en el más breve plazo, será también una revista bilingüe. Ars Medica se compromete a respetar y promover los estándares y normas científicas y éticas de las publicaciones científicas.

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    Gráinne Conole

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available This issue of ALT-J is dedicated to Professor David Squires, the previous editor of ALT-J, who died tragically in August 2001. A previous editorial of this journal paid tribute to David's work and provided a review of some of his research interests (Conole, 2001. The seven articles in this issue are from friends and colleagues who worked with David over the years. Some worked with David for only a relatively short time; others are lifelong friends. The authors represent internationally recognized experts in their field and come from all corners of the earth. This in itself is a testament to David's significant contribution to learning technology research. The authors have submitted papers which in some way align with David's own research work or report on joint work done by the authors in partnership with him.

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    Zoran Velagić

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This issue of Libellarium features papers based on the presentations from the 2nd Publishing trends and contexts conference which took place in Pula, Croatia, on 8-9 December 2014. All papers were subject to evaluation and classification by two independent reviewers, according to the journal’s editorial policy. The conference gathered a group of experts from prominent European universities from England, France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, Slovenia and Croatia–the details are available on the conference web site: http://epubconf.unizd.hr/hr/index.php. The papers published in this volume concentrate on four main problems: new possibilities for publishers, booksellers and authors caused by the introduction of digital technologies in the publishing processes, models used in the digital environment, teaching publishing at the university level, and finally, the status of publishing studies as an emerging scholarly discipline. The first part features five papers. Tom D. Wilson in E-books: the publishers’ dilemma reports on a study of publishers’ attitudes towards e-books in three countries: Sweden, Lithuania and Croatia, showing a great contrast between the rise of the e-book in English speaking countries and those of small languages. Elena Maceviciute, Birgitta Wallin and Kersti Nilsson (Book selling and e-books in Sweden address the issue of the understanding of the book-selling situation in Sweden, by answering three crucial questions: how Swedish booksellers see the impact of e-books on their business, how and why they adopt and develop e-book sales, and what they perceive as barriers to e-book selling. Interestingly, the results have shown that the Swedish booksellers do not feel their business is threatened by e-books. In E-book aggregators: new services in electronic publishing Tomislav Jakopec investigates e-book aggregators as new services in electronic publishing, showing that e-book aggregation exists

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    Gildenir Carolino Santos

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available We are pleased to introduce another edition of ETD - Digital Thematic Education, issue covering July to December 2012 about "Perspectives of multidisciplinary education in various fields of learning and training".It brings eight (8 works in Articles Section; eight (8 works in Research Section and one (1 work in Essay Section.From 2013 on, the frequency of this journal will be quarterly, this mean that three (3 issues will be released per year, making the process of papers submission easier, and also, reducing the time for publication. Thus, ETD will be in accordance with the evaluation requirements of Qualis/CAPES: among the criteria for A1 qualification journals must be published quarterly. Seeking to pass from the stratum A2 to A1 the change in periodicity is essential, since in the last qualification Digital Thematic Education had not attended only this criterion of periodicity.Referring to the assessment of databases and directories: Scopus (Elsevier, Web of Science (Thomson Reuters/ISI, RedALyC and SciELO, the evaluation is in progress. The purpose is to follow the best editorial practices recommended by such databases and directories, so to achieve the goal of being part of one of them.Opening the Articles section the paper "Considerations on the use of the Academic Motivation Scale (AMS with young students", in which Bettina Steren dos Santos, Jussara Bernardi and Helio Radke Bittencourt, all from Rio Grande do Sul Pontifical Catholic University, addresses the reasons why young people attend school, describing results collected through Academic Motivation Scale (AMS tool, adapted version of Vallerand et al., consisting of a quantitative study in which statistical techniques commonly applied in Psychometric field are used.The second article, "Evaluation and quality of social education", written by Flávia Obino Corrêa Werle (Unisinos, Lisandra Schneider Scheffer and Marilan de Carvalho Moreira (Public Network of Basic Education - Esteio

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available EDITORIAL Esta edição é publicada na semana das comemorações dos 105 anos do Instituto Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, as quais demarcam a presença nas principais regiões econômicas e o compromisso de contribuir com o desenvolvimento regional. Este processo está associado à expansão da Rede Federal de Educação Tecnológica no Brasil e, em particular, no Estado do Rio Grande do Norte. Parte deste editorial foi escrito no ambiente da floresta amazônica, nos espaços de difusão científica dos eventos I Mostra Técnica e Tecnológica do Instituto Federal do Amapá e da II Feira de Ciência e Engenharia do Estado do Amapá. Entre a floresta e o semiárido brasileiro transpira um ambiente complexo que necessita educação e colaboração científica. O plano de desenvolvimento institucional (PDI do IFRN para o período (2014-2019 está em fase de conclusão, com definições que tem implicações nas estratégias para a área editorial, a saber, elevação do número de artigos publicados em inglês, elevação do Qualis/CAPES e internacionalização. Esta política reforça a trajetória para se construir um futuro com os olhares para a sociedade globalizada. O periódico tem recebido artigos que retratam o desenvolvimento científico. Além disso, dilemas atuais do currículo, da inserção da juventude no mercado de trabalho, internacionalização e do tempo de formação, devem ser objeto de estudo para nortear e maximizar o potencial entre a formação e as demandas da sociedade. É claro, é preciso mencionar que o Brasil se encontra em período eleitoral e o desenvolvimento das áreas de ciência, tecnologia e inovação precisa de políticas de Estado perenes, que não estejam submetidas à alternância de governo. Nesta edição são publicados 43 artigos com temas de caráter multidisciplinares perpassando o meio ambiente, a mineração, a química, a energia, a agricultura, a informática, a gestão, as ciências sociais, o

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    Wald, Robert M.

    2004-01-01

    I am very pleased to be assuming the Editorship of Classical and Quantum Gravity for the next five years. I hope to continue the successful policies that have made this journal well known for its openness to new developments in the field, for the efficiency of its editorial process, and for the quality and importance of its articles. Classical and Quantum Gravity has truly blossomed under the guidance of its previous Editors-in-Chief, Malcolm MacCallum, Kellogg Stelle, Gary Gibbons and Hermann Nicolai. During the past 12 months, a total of 847 manuscripts have been submitted, representing an increase of nearly 50% over the past four years alone. Beginning in 2000, the frequency of publication was increased from 12 to 24 issues per year. The rate of full-text downloads is now 7200 per month, nearly a three-fold increase over four years. For regular manuscripts, the average time between receipt and first decision now stands at only 59 days, the receipt-to-acceptance time is now only 72 days, and the receipt-to-online publication time is only 116 days. The corresponding times for letters are 36 days, 44 days and 62 days, respectively. Much of the improvement in refereeing and publication times can be directly attributed to the state-of-the art Web-based refereeing system, maintained by the able administration of the IOP editorial team, consisting of Andrew Wray, Joe Tennant, Joanne Rowse and Susannah Bruce. Both the growth in journal size and the decrease in publication times have been accomplished without any decrease in quality. As one objective measure of this, the 'impact factor' index of Classical and Quantum Gravity has risen steadily over the past four years. Even more significantly, Classical and Quantum Gravity has undergone major intellectual growth since its founding. In 1984, modern string theory was in the process of being born, the subject of 'loop quantum gravity' did not exist at all, 'new inflation' truly was 'new', and the possibility of observing

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    Lindsay Glynn

    2006-06-01

    fortunate to have Pam Ryan, from the University of Alberta, as our Production Editor. In addition to the mammoth task of creating an open access, peer reviewed electronic journal, we also were faced with the tasks of familiarizing ourselves with new software and creating a visual appearance. Pam’s knowledge, ability and creativity, not to mention her endless patience with the rest of the editorial team, have resulted in the professional presence of EBLIP. Her work is not transparent to the readers, but paramount to the editorial team and the journal. Finally, I would like to draw attention to two teams that are essential to the success of EBLIP: the Evidence Summaries Team and the Editorial Advisors (peer reviewers. The diversity, specialization and professionalism of the teams’ membership allow us to explore all avenues of EBL and its practice and utility in all environments. Members from our teams range from journal editors to university professors to school and systems librarians. Their contributions, not only to EBLIP but also to the body of EBL knowledge, are substantial. As readers, I hope that you will find the information in EBLIP useful, interesting, provocative, and applicable to your work. I hope that you will be able to use the information we present to you to aid in your decision making regarding policies, collections, procedures, marketing, etc., and I particularly look forward to hearing how you may have used this information in your practice (whether it worked or not!.

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    Kennicutt, Robert C., Jr.

    1999-07-01

    This issue marks the end of an era for The Astrophysical Journal and for astronomical publishing. Helmut Abt is retiring as Editor-in-Chief after serving for 28 years, a period that saw enormous growth in the Journal and its transformation to the forefront of electronic scientific publishing. In February the ApJ office celebrated the receipt of manuscript number 40,000 under Helmut's tenure, a milestone that testifies to his impact on all of our careers. Although the names at the top of the masthead are changing, the rest of the ApJ team remains nearly unchanged, so the editorial transition should be barely noticeable. Much of the editorial work of the Journal will continue to be performed by our capable staff of Scientific Editors. I am also very fortunate to inherit Helmut's outstanding support staff in Tucson, ably headed by Janice Sexton. Our publications staff in Chicago, led by Julie Steffen, and our electronic publications staff, led by Evan Owens, are unmatched in their dedication and energy, and I have already begun working with them on further improvements to the Journal. And Helmut Abt will continue to serve the Journal over the coming months, overseeing the manuscripts that are still under review and editing the special centennial issue that will appear at the end of this year. In the coming months we will introduce several new features, most of them initiated under Helmut Abt's leadership. These will include an upgraded ApJ homepage, web tools for authors and referees, updated documentation and author instructions, and an attractive new version of the on-line journal itself. Over the longer term we are developing plans for streamlining the publication timescale and for expanding our capabilities for publishing and archiving electronic data. However my overriding priority, always, will be to uphold the Journal's reputation for scientific accuracy, impact, and integrity. I close with a personal note of thanks to Helmut Abt for his patient tutoring over

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    Renzo Ramírez Bacca

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available HiSTOReLo. Revista de Historia Regional y Local presenta su quinto número, con el cual ofrece distintas novedades orientadas a lograr un mayor dinamismo editorial y académico. La primera novedad se relaciona con la nueva composición del Comité Científico. Hemos invitado, con miras a lograr una mayor dinámica, hacia la internacionalización del proyecto, a prestigiosos profesores de Argentina, México, Brasil y los EE.UU. El propósito es redimensionar la red nacional de historiadores locales y regionales en una perspectiva latinoamericanista con énfasis en los estudios locales y regionales, que contribuyan a futuros estudios comparativos. Gratitud y bienvenida a todos los miembros del nuevo equipo editorial. La segunda novedad es la creciente virtualización de la revista, la cual se relaciona con diferentes y nuevos procesos de  indexación e indización en sistemas, redes y bases de datos bibliográficas de carácter global. Haber obtenido la Categoría C en Publindex-Colciencias (Colombia refleja la calidad académica del proyecto, y es un estímulo importante con miras a lograr un mayor impacto académico en el contexto internacional. Es necesario felicitar a todos nuestros colaboradores, –profesores, académicos, investigadores, estudiantes y becarios–, quienes han participado en calidad de lectores, autores y revisores en los distintos números de la revista. La tercera novedad se relaciona con el nuevo diseño y formato digital propuesto por Melissa Gaviria Henao, el cual representa una imagen moderna y dinámica en términos visuales, y es una contribución de la Oficina de Comunicaciones de la Facultad de Ciencias Humanas y Económicas de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, sede Medellín.

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2014-08-01

    • Simulação. As contribuições são majoritariamente do Brasil, no entanto entre elas estão duas da Turquia e uma da Colômbia. Esse grande quantitativo de artigos na área de tecnologia mineral deverá estimular uma maior periodicidade de contribuições dessa área, fazendo este periódico despontar como um dos interlocutores para a manutenção das discussões acadêmicas e tecnológicas nessa área. Dando continuidade à política institucional de difusão científica, este volume já conta com o Digital Object Identifier (DOI em todos os seus artigos, garantindo sua indexação na plataforma CrossRef - http://www.crossref.org/. No caso deste periódico, os DOI’s aparecem com o formato – DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15628/holos.2014.1841. Nem é preciso dizer que ações dessa natureza ajudam a consolidar o periódico, levando-o também a pleitear o acesso a novos indexadores. Também nesta edição passam a compor o conselho editorial os pesquisadores José Luis Silva Netto Junior (Economia, UFPB e Nelma Mirian Chagas de Araújo (Eng. de Produção, IFPB. E, ao longo do ano, outros pesquisadores devem se integrar a esse conselho, visando fortalecer a representação multidisciplinar que caracteriza este periódico. Neste ano de comemorações do Ano 30 e dos 10 Anos online de HOLOS, observamos, assim, a excelente trajetória da contribuição do Instituto Federal do Rio Grande do Norte para a difusão científica. O êxito de um veículo Open Acess como a HOLOS, cuja qualidade e perenidade têm-se mantido em todo esse tempo, deve-se a valiosa colaboração dos autores, dos avaliadores e do conselho editorial, que vêm sustentando o desenvolvimento deste periódico. Em face dessa realidade, convido-os a compartilhar a alegria das comemorações com a leitura dos artigos aqui apresentados.   Prof. José Yvan Pereira Leite

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    pose enormous challenges to the health science community. Students in this field are ... reform, and there is a pervasive perception that all is not well in health science ... value system, more emphasis will be placed on the interpersonal ...

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    Thaís Zerbini

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available Como destacado no número anterior, a rPOT foi contemplada com mais um importante indexador: O DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals, diretório de revistas eletrônicas de acesso aberto, mantido pela Lund University Libraries na Suécia, o qual permite o acesso gratuito a revistas científicas e acadêmicas de qualidade. Continuando a política de aprimoramento do processo de editoração científica, a partir do número 3, a rPOT iniciará suas publicações no primeiro dia de cada trimestre. Neste número 2, em especial, iniciaremos com a publicação de um artigo no primeiro dia do trimestre, intitulado “Assédio moral no judiciário: Prevalência e repercussões na saúde dos trabalhadores” e, em algumas semanas, em função do processo de transição do cronograma de publicação, os demais artigos do número estarão disponíveis. Destaco e agradeço o trabalho dos Editores Associados, bem como de nossa Assistente Editorial. Desejamos a todos uma ótima leitura do presente artigo!

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    Bodin Loys

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA was honoured to welcome scientists from all over the world who attended the International Workshop on major Genes and QTL in Sheep and Goats. Approximately 100 participants from 16 countries were registered, contributing 52 oral or poster presentations. A first session was dedicated to the tools available for identifying and localising major genes or QTL in these two species. Molecular techniques, marker panels, radiation hybrids, genome physical maps, and BAC libraries were presented along with genetic, comparative and cytogenetic maps. A second and largest session concerned different traits for which major genes or QTL have been found, i.e., ovulation and other reproduction traits, milk and meat characters, and resistance to disease and wool production. For each group, a guest's paper focused on one sub-trait gave the state of the art: the history, identification and localisation of sources of monogenic and oligogenic variability, genetic determinism (dominance, imprinting, ..., effects on the phenotype, physiological mechanisms implied, use in populations, etc. The third session was devoted to the strategies for the use of major genes and QTL in populations, while the last session covered future prospects. A CD (available on request to bodin@toulouse.inra.fr of the full proceedings was available, and participants invited to give a main paper also had the opportunity to submit it for publication in this special issue of GSE. Nine articles were jointly selected by the Editorial Board of the journal and by the Guest Editor.

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    Selçuk NAS

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available We are pleased to introduce JEMS 5(3 to our valuable followers. There are valuable and endeavored studies in this issue of the journal. We hope that these studies will contribute to the maritime industry. I would like to announce with great pleasure that "PTST'17 Pilotage/Towage Services and Technologies Congress” will be held in İzmir on 27-28 October 2017. The congress is organized in cooperation with our chamber, “Turkish Chamber of Shipping”, “Turkish Maritime Pilots’ Association”, “Directorate General of Coastal Safety” and is supported by Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications. I would like to express my gratitude to authors who sent their valuable studies for this issue, to our reviewers, to our editorial board, to our section editors, to our foreign language editors who provide quality publications by following our publication policies diligently and also to layout editors who spent great efforts in the preparation of this issue.

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    Kamil Özerk

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Dear IEJEE reader, You are holding the third issue of volume one of International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education (IEJEE, one of the youngest and most exciting electronic journals focusing on the contemporary issues in elementary education. Approximately one tenth of today’s world population has one or another way relationship with elementary education. Different socio-cultural issues, tough economic challenges and changing policies around the world affect the educational conditions for elementary students. Different countries and geographic areas steady are facing different challenges with regard to their teaching-learning agendas. On the other hand we are observing a common global interest: All the central and local educational authorities want to create better teaching conditions for elementary teachers and better learning conditions for the elementary students. Another global interest is to have access to research-based knowledge which has high quality and at the same time is relevant. I believe that IEJEE is fulfilling an important mission with that regard. I owe many thanks to all the researchers who have made their contributions to the previous issues and this third issue of IEJEE. Publishing an international scientific journal is a demanding job. Without our editorial board memb

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    Gary J. Burkholder

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available In 2016, Higher Learning Research Communication (HLRC celebrates its 6-year anniversary. The journal is a collaborative effort amongst Universidad Andrés Bello (Chile, Universidad Europea de Madrid (Spain, Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey, and Walden University (United States. These four institutions started this journal to provide scholarly focus on international research in higher education, teaching and learning, education policy and practice, and internationalization.  It was important that the journal be open access, so that everyone could have immediate and unrestricted access to the latest research.  It was also important that the journal be multilingual; we have accepted manuscripts for review in Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, Latin American Spanish, European Spanish, and English. The language capacity of the staff is truly amazing.   As I begin my first year as Chief Editor, I have had the time to reflect on the many accomplishments of HLRC. HLRC has published 88 essays, articles, lections, book reviews, and editorials. Several special issues have been published, including Accreditation (2012; Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure in a Globalized World (2012; Selected Papers from the International Conference on Teaching and Learning (2013; International Perspectives on Retention (2014; and English Medium Instruction (EMI and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL (2015. We have been fortunate to have essays by scholars such as Drummond Bone, Internationalization (2011; Bill Plater, Quality Assurance (2013; Rogerio Meneghini, Scielo and Open Access Journals (2013; Watson Swail, A Different Viewpoint on Student Retention (2014; and Gonzalo Fernandez-Sanchez, María Olga Bernaldo, Ana Castillejo, and Ana María Manzanero, Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education: State-of-the-art, Barriers, and Challenges (2014. I greatly appreciate the breadth of scholarship on the latest higher education practices and

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    Sweetman, C

    1995-02-01

    This editorial introduces a journal devoted to examination of the implications of cultural issues on gender and development work. The secondary status of women is one of the few universals in the world, with biology used as an excuse (yet the only constraints placed upon a woman by biology are when she is pregnant or breast feeding). Constraints differ among societies, and cultural practices which appeal to tradition reinforce the power of men. Patriarchal societies foster the notion of an ideal woman to insure the paternity of children and preserve the families. Because women have primary responsibility for children, they are also perceived as the guardians of the very culture which reduces their status. Rape and domestic violence are used to enforce women's conformity to a traditional role. Violence against women is also used as a weapon of warfare while religious fundamentalists manipulate religious texts to insure women's subordination. Participation in development efforts, however, can allow women to question their marginalization and to become positive role models for other women. The arts and the media can also be used to challenge the status quo. The views of women from southern nations have also been marginalized by the north, and people with formal education wield more power than those with experience but no qualifications. Multicultural ideals require development agencies to listen to historically ignored voices, to make a longterm commitment to cultural change, and to employ local people. Charges of cultural imperialism can be refuted if the aspirations of southern women are included on the development agenda.

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available EDITORIAL Com este primeiro volume de 2014, a HOLOS entra no trigésimo ano de publicação deste periódico que teve sua primeira edição em 1985, ainda com o nome de Revista da ETFRN, tendo à frente da editoria a profª. Maria Emília Guedes Gonçalves. Este ano, a revista também completa dez anos do seu registro de ISSN na versão eletrônica. O periódico passou a ser online em 2004, durante a gestão do prof. Francisco das Chagas de Mariz Fernandes, então diretor-geral da antiga ETFRN, que nos autorizou a deslocar a editoria da HOLOS da Comunicação Social para a Diretoria de Pesquisa. Nesse contexto, as reais e virtuais oportunidades de elevação do impacto de visibilidade da publicação evidenciam o acerto da política editorial, refletida pelos números abaixo: o\tPeríodo da publicação online – 10 anos; o\tPeriocidade atual – bimestral; o\tVolumes publicados – 40; o\tArtigos publicados no período –615; o\tMédia de artigos publicados por volume – 15; o\tDownloads no período – 1.284.264. Com o objetivo de facilitar a divulgação dos artigos publicados, foi incorporado um plugin que possibilita efetuar links com as redes sociais, tais como, twitter, facebook, linkedin, entre outras 294 possibilidades. Esse novo serviço disponível na HOLOS ampliará o potencial de visibilidade e downloads, tendo em vista a facilidade de compartilhamento nas redes sociais. Da mesma forma, as novas possibilidades se colocam para os autores e leitores como atualização do contexto dos indicadores das publicações científicas. Assim, o periódico trabalha para disponibilizar um certificado de número de downloads aos autores com artigos publicados. Ainda como articulações desta editoria com eventos nas áreas de educação e engenharia, estão em processo de editoração edições especiais com artigos oriundos do II Colóquio Nacional A Produção do Conhecimento em Educação Profissional e do XXV Encontro Nacional de

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    Blaheta, Radim; Starý, Jiří; Dostál, Z.; Kozubek, T.

    2018-01-01

    Roč. 145, č. 145 (2018), s. 1-2 ISSN 0378-4754. [Modelling 2014. Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, 02.06.2014-06.06.2014] Institutional support: RVO:68145535 Keywords : computer science * interdisciplinary applications * software engineering Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 1.218, year: 2016 http://www. science direct.com/ science /article/pii/S037847541730349X?via%3Dihub

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    Musilek, L.; Dunn, W. L.

    2017-08-01

    The selected proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Radiation Physics (ISRP-13) are presented here across a broad range of important topics including: Fundamental processes in radiation physics, Theoretical investigations, New radiation sources, techniques & detectors, Absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy (XAFS, XANES, XRF Spectroscopy, Raman, Infrared …), Applications of radiation in material science, nano-science & nanotechnology, Applications of radiation in biology & medical science, Applications of radiation in space, earth, energy & environmental sciences, Applications of radiation in cultural heritage & art and Applications of radiation in industry. In total, 48 papers have been accepted for these proceedings.

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    Ana Cristina Fricke Matte

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este número da Revista texto Livre: Linguagem e Tecnologia, é um ótimo exemplo do escopo interdisciplinar de nossas publicações, visto que temos artigos de diferentes áreas do conhecimento. Na seção Educação e Tecnologia, Gonzalo Abio discute uma questão central no ensino a distância, que é o feedback das atividades realizadas pelos alunos no ambiente online de aprendizagem Moodle, no artigo "IMPORTANCIA DEL FEEDBACK AUTOMÁTICO COMO APOYO AL APRENDIZAJE EN EL MOODLE". Na seção Documentação em Software Livre, dois artigos tratam a questão por diferentes abordagens. Délia Ribeiro Leite aborda a documentação de um programa para análise acúistica da fala, no artigo "O USO DE SCRIPTS DO PRAAT NA ANÁLISE ACÚSTICA DA FALA E AS EXPLICAÇÕES SOBRE ESSA FERRAMENTA NO TUTORIAL DO PROGRAMA", enquanto os autores de "CERCEAMENTO OU ACESSIBILIDADE: UMA DISCUSSÃO SOBRE A DOCUMENTAÇÃO EM SOFTWARE LIVRE", Simone Garofalo e Gleidston Alis, optam pela discussão geral do tema da importância da documentação para a liberdade de software. Na seção Semiótica e Tecnologia, Siane Paula de Araújo trata de uma questão cada vez mais premente para as Artes em geral, que é o conceito de corpo frente às novas tecnologias, no artigo "LINGUAGEM, TECNOLOGIA E DANÇA: O “CORPOTECNOLÓGICO”". A seção Linguística e Tecnologia traz uma importante discussão terminológica envolvendo a cibercultura, desde a invenção da imprensa até a digitalização do texto. Trata-se do artigo "DELIMITACIÓN CONCEPTUAL DE LA UNIDAD TERMINOLÓGICA “NUEVOS MEDIOS” EN EL ÁMBITO DE LA CIBERCULTURA", que focaliza exatamente o conceito de "novos meios de comunicação", tão utilizado e com tantas acepções na atualidade. Finalmente, na seção Pensamenteando, o artigo "LIBERDADE EM DUAS PALAVRAS: CREATIVE COMMONS", desta que assina o presente editorial, discute o conceito de liberdade e seu uso indiscriminado, tendo como referência uma licen

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available EDITORIAL Em 2004 a HOLOS opta pela alteração do seu caminho e altera-o para aqueles onde seus artigos são publicados exclusivamente de forma eletrônica e disponibilizados nas nuvens – web. Esta estratégia objetivou ampliar a visibilidade do periódico e, consequentemente, dos artigos publicados. Este processo foi realizado utilizando plataforma de software livre, reduzindo custos e resultando na elevação de downloads e citações de artigos, entre outros. Neste percurso, o número de volumes publicados por ano avançou de forma sistemática, a saber, em 2004 foram publicados dois volumes, entre 2005 a 2008 foram três volumes, em 2009 foram 4 volumes, entre 2010 a 2011 foram quatro volumes e de 2012 aos dias atuais foram seis volumes. Assim, nestes dez anos do periódico online, em ambiente de pleno êxito de relações acadêmicas, foram publicados 46 volumes e 789 artigos. Agora, com caminhos abertos, o foco é consolidar a internacionalização do periódico. Assim, nas edições futuras teremos no mínimo 10% dos artigos em língua inglesa e o periódico estará cada vez mais integrado às ações políticas da Associação Brasileira de Editores Científicos (ABEC. No volume seis de 2014 são apresentados 23 artigos que representam as áreas assim distribuídas: dois na área de empreendedorismo e inovação, três na área de tecnologia mineral e de petróleo, dois na área de tecnologia ambiental, três na área econômica, seis em educação; um de divulgação científica, um de filosofia, um de pedagogia e três de ensino. A diversidade dos artigos publicados reforçam o caráter interdisciplinar e sua internacionalização.  Neste contexto de crescimento acadêmico é por demais renovamos os agradecimentos aos autores, pela confiança neste periódico, aos avaliadores ad hoc pelo relevante trabalho e aos membros do conselho editorial pela manutenção dos caminhos editoriais nesta bela trajetória. O momento é de

  1. General Editorial

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education. General Editorial. Articles in Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Volume 19 Issue 1 January 2014 pp 1-2 General Editorial. General Editorial on Publication Ethics · R Ramaswamy · More Details Fulltext PDF. Volume 19 Issue 1 January 2014 pp 3-3 ...

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    Rodolfo Souza Cardoso

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O corpo editorial da Revista Ciências em Saúde se sente muito feliz e honrado em completar o seu primeiro ciclo anual com a publicação do seu quarto número. Seguindo sua missão, esse volume traz artigos que abordam os mais variados temas da saúde como microbiologia, educação física, farmacologia, nutrição, tecnologia de alimentos e medicina clínica. Esta edição é composta por cinco (05 artigos originais, um (01 relato de caso e dois (02 artigos de revisão de literatura. Na Seção Especial, abordamos o importante tema do autocuidado praticado na velhice, apresentando o trabalho desenvolvido pela psicóloga Sônia Fuentes, com colaboração da antropóloga Elisabeth Mercadante, que entrevistou profissionais que estudam e/ou trabalham com questões relacionadas ao envelhecimento, ou seja, pessoas que trabalham nas mais diversas áreas: psicólogos, assistente social, antropólogo, cientista social, médicos geriatras, professor, diretor de instituição de idosos, jornalista e administrador, representando diferentes instituições de renome. Assim, esperamos da mesma forma que as edições anteriores, que a edição atual possa contribuir na educação continuada dos profissionais da saúde e fomentar o debate construtivo nessa área.

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    Nylza Offir Garcia Vera

    2011-12-01

    magisterio y las comunidades académicas ocupadas de la investigación pedagógica y la formación docente.Asimismo, aunque el 2011 haya sido consagrado como el Año Internacional de la Afrodescendencia, esperamos que este número trascienda la eventua- lidad y contribuya para asignar su justo lugar a las afroeducaciones como un evento que ha permitido enriquecer nuestra experiencia pedagógica como nación, así muchas veces estos procesos hayan sido invisibles a los ojos del magisterio, la administración educativa y la propia academia.Un elemento final, pero no menos importante, co- rresponde a los agradecimientos para quienes, en ca- lidad de autores y evaluadores de los textos, hicieron posible este producto editorial que hoy presentamos a la comunidad académica del campo de la educación y la pedagogía en Colombia y en Latinoamerica. Los lectores encontrarán aquí a un significativo grupo de investigadores e investigadoras del país —José Antonio Caicedo, Luis Fernando Estrada, Elizabeth Castillo, Daniel Garcés, Maria Isabel Mena, David Ji- ménez, Jorge E. García, Sor Inés Larrahondo y Danilo Reyes Abonía— quienes desde su trabajo pedagógico e intelectual y desde sus diversos intereses, preguntas y problematizaciones sobre este tema, han producido los textos de reflexión, de investigación y de sistema- tización, reunidos en este número especial que hemos titulado “Afroeducaciones: historia, experiencias y pensamiento pedagógico”.El balance que presentamos en esta edición in- cluye además un estudio de los afroarge

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    Evers, B

    1993-10-01

    This editorial introduces an issue of a journal which contains articles on the themes of 1) macroeconomic policy and gender relations and 2) income generation projects and empowerment. The opening paper dispels the myth that economic policies are gender-neutral. Another article uses the effects of structural adjustment policies in the Caribbean to illustrate how such policies increase women's burdens because of cuts in social services and pressures on women to provide cheap labor to create export goods. A third article depicts the adverse consequences of a macroeconomic policy in India which favors exports over domestic production. This theme is developed in a paper which challenges the notion that export-oriented development strategies provide a "trickle down" benefit to the poor. Specific reversals in development advances in Tanzania are linked to the adjustment experience, and the policy of debt repayment at all costs in the Philippines is shown to have an adverse effect on the poor. Other papers from Albania, India, Tanzania, Chile, and Bangladesh highlight how market-oriented reforms have created conditions which are detrimental to women's health. Further research reveals that the touted "feminization of employment" has actually turned out to be a "feminization of unemployment" as gender discrimination in the labor market continues. Papers on income-generating projects spotlight what has been learned about developing a successful income-generation project which recognizes women's "reproductive labor" time demands. Other articles explore barriers faced by women to access to finance and entrepreneurship. By looking beyond economic jargon and false assumptions, the authors of these papers explore how gender relationships are shaped by economic policies and affect policy outcomes and how women are organizing to improve their lives and the health of their communities.

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    Comité Editorial Ingenio Magno

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Entregamos a la comunidad universitaria y académica el segundo número de la revista Ingenio Magno, una publicación que surge desde la División de Ingenierías y Arquitectura de la Universidad Santo Tomás, Seccional Tunja. Esta publicación permite a la comunidad de investigadores divulgar los resultados de sus trabajos y, además, someterlos a Ia valoración de la comunidad cientifica. La revista se constituye en un medio de divulgación para los investigadores de la Universidad Santo Tomás y. también, da participación y valora la vinculación de investigadores de otras universidades, tanto del ámbito nacional como del internacional. Los artículos que encontrarán en el presente número están relacionados con temáticas propias de la Ingenieria Civil. Como hidráulica y estructuras; de la Ingeniería de Sistemas. Como desarrollo de componentes de software y sistemas de información; y de la Ingeniería Electrónica, como la robótica. Ponemos en sus manos estos escritos y esperamos que la producción investigativa aqui contenida promueva y motive el diálogo y la discusión en las diferentes áreas de Ia ingeniería. cordialmente, COMITÉ EDITORIAL INGENIO MAGNO.

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    Sandra Caponi

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available The first 2007 issue of the INTERthesis journal evidences the heterogeneity of themes, problems and focuses peculiar to the area of Human Sciences. However, and in spite of this heterogeneity, all the texts here have something in common: the proposed approaches hold an interdisciplinary character. If this Journal has the goal of constructing a space of critical discussion, in which several subjects and kinds of knowledge can keep a conversation, based on the present polemic in the area of Human Sciences, we can say that this issue has fully reached this aim. The Journal presents at first a never-before published article by Edoardo Boncinelli, “Need and Contingency of the Human Nature” translated into Portuguese by Professor Selvino Assmann. Boncinelli is at present a member of the European Organization of Molecular Biology, and President of the Italian Society of Biophysics and Molecular Biology. This researcher of the biological sciences, professor at the University of Milan, approaches a very present theme. Boncinelli takes over the challenge of showing the difficulties inherent to the reductive explanations on human behavior. He shows the range and limitations of these discourses that, starting from explanations that are closer or further from the genetical determinism, cerebral neurophysiology or evolutionist biology, try to find determinist explanations to what is peculiar to the human condition, our capacity to make choices, and thehistorical, and consequently social and cultural determination of these choices. The second article resumes a classical and fundamental discussion, however a little forgotten in our delayed modernity. Selvino Assmann, professor of the Department of Philosophy at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC , and Nei Antonio Nunes, professor of Political Philosophy and Ethics at Unisul, analyze the role of the intellectuals as a criticism of the present. The article discusses the “re-reading” that

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

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    Full Text Available EDITORIAL Este segundo volume da HOLOS é publicado em um momento dos mais difíceis em que passa a sociedade brasileira, fruto do processo de impedimento da presidente da república em tramitação no parlamento. Neste contexto, as políticas públicas na área de ciência e tecnologia, ora em curso, estão no limbo, e é preciso vigilância da comunidade acadêmica para a manutenção do ciclo de ouro vivido nos últimos anos e das garantias da estabilidade institucional e liberdades democráticas. No Google Scholar é observada uma tendência no aumento do índice h5 para 8 e mediana h5 para 3, o que mostra um importante crescimento do indicador em relação ao apresentado no ano passado (h5 = 5 e mediana h5 = 5. Este dado é preliminar, pois sua publicação será efetuada em julho de 2016. O periódico também passa a exigir dos autores o registro no Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID. Isto se deve à necessidade de termos um currículo com informações certificadas disponível na base de dados da HOLOS para facilitar o trabalho de editoria, extração de dados dos autores para repositórios, agências de fomento, entre outras aplicações. É importante informar que os principais periódicos do mundo condicionam os autores realizarem esse registro para a submissão de artigos, se configurando uma tendência da utilização deste registro para o pesquisador no mundo e suas instituições. Neste número são publicadas 33 contribuições, sendo que 29 do Brasil, uma de Cuba, duas da Espanha, uma de Portugal com cooperação com o Brasil e uma da Rússia. Observa-se que 15%  dos artigos publicados são oriundos do exterior. O fluxo de artigos provenientes do exterior observa uma elevação da intensidade de submissões neste último ano. Os esforços para ampliar o número de artigos em língua estrangeira são refletidos pelos 10 artigos, sendo oito em língua inglesa e duas em língua espanhola, os quais representam 30% dos artigos

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    José Yvan P. Leite

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available EDITORIAL Os 10 anos do periódico online e 30 anos da primeira publicação quando ainda era denominada de Revista da ETFRN fecham o ciclo de mais um ano com a publicação do Volume 5 da HOLOS. Nesta edição são incluídos dois novos membros do Conselho Editorial, as pesquisadoras Cláudia Ribeiro (IFRN, Ciências da Computação e Maria Ivonete Coelho (Universidade Estadual do Rio Grande do Norte, Serviço Social. Os convites refletem o ambiente colaborativo e fortalecem a cooperação entre as instituições. Neste ano, o periódico recebeu em torno de 85 mil visitantes, refletidos em 358 mil visualizações de páginas. Esses dados demostram a confiança do público leitor nas políticas editoriais da editoria. As estratégias de fortalecimento e internacionalização do periódico passam pela ampliação da visibilidade, sendo assim a disponibilização deste em eventos para publicação de best papers é um caminho a ser seguido. Neste contexto, a IV Jornada Iberoamericana de Recursos Humanos Y Responsabilidad Social Corporativa 2015 organizada pela Universidade da Coruña e a XXVI edição do Encontro Nacional de Tratamento de Minérios e Metalurgia Extrativa, organizado pela Universidade de Alfenas. Esta edição conta com 33 publicações, entre estas, nove são provenientes do I Simpósio Franco-Brasileiro, intitulado "Corpo, Educação e Cultura do Movimento", realizado em Outubro de 2014 na Faculdade de Educação da Universidade de Montpellier/França. Esta ação foi articulada pelos pesquisadores Avelino Neto (IFRN, Jacques Gleyse (Universidade de Montpellier e Petrúcia Nóbrega (UFRN. Entre os artigos oriundos deste evento, mencionamos o artigo dos pesquisador frances Bernard Andrieu (Universidade de Rouen que abrilhanta esta edição. Os demais artigos retratam a interdisciplinaridade do periódico, ao tratarem de temas da educação, do meio ambiente, da ciência da computação, das engenharias e da inovação. Tamb

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    Illingworth, Sam; Prokop, Andreas

    2017-10-01

    The aim of this special issue on science communication is to inspire and help scientists who are taking part or want to take part in science communication and engage with the wider public, clinicians, other scientists or policy makers. For this, some articles provide concise and accessible advice to individual scientists, science networks, or learned societies on how to communicate effectively; others share rationales, objectives and aims, experiences, implementation strategies and resources derived from existing long-term science communication initiatives. Although this issue is primarily addressing scientists working in the field of biomedical research, much of it similarly applies to scientists from other disciplines. Furthermore, we hope that this issue will also be used as a helpful resource by academic science communicators and social scientists, as a collection that highlights some of the major communication challenges that the biomedical sciences face, and which provides interesting case studies of initiatives that use a breadth of strategies to address these challenges. In this editorial, we first discuss why we should communicate our science and contemplate some of the different approaches, aspirations and definitions of science communication. We then address the specific challenges that researchers in the biomedical sciences are faced with when engaging with wider audiences. Finally, we explain the rationales and contents of the different articles in this issue and the various science communication initiatives and strategies discussed in each of them, whilst also providing some information on the wide range of further science communication activities in the biomedical sciences that could not all be covered here. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

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    Nylza Offir Garcia

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Sin lugar a dudas, las revistas académicas se corresponden, la mayoría de las veces, con el prestigio, la legitimidad y el posicionamiento de las instituciones educativas de nivel superior; en ellas se reflejan la tradición y la transformación académica, científica e investigativa. Permiten, de igual modo, hacer tangible y resguardar en la memoria de lo impreso el ethos de la Universidad: la consolidación de comunidades académicas y la producción de conocimiento. Sin embargo, para la concreción de este propósito, múltiples tareas han de llevar a cabo quienes trajinan detrás de este tipo de publicaciones: la construcción de una política editorial, la consecución y la recepción de artículos, el sostenimiento de una comunidad de pares o árbitros para la evaluación, la coordinación de procesos como la revisión de estilo, la diagramación y la impresión, el logro de su periodicidad... Aunado a esto, se encuentra la exigencia de cumplimiento con los cánones de los sistemas de clasificación, citación e indexación que hoy en día “legitiman” a las revistas en su labor de difusión del conocimiento académico. Frente a estas tareas, los problemas no se hacen esperar. Uno de ellos se relaciona precisamente con el tipo de exigencias para clasificar o mantener la publicación en el índex, léase los criterios de calidad otorgados en los sistemas creados para tal fin. En Colombia, se reconoce el Publíndex (Sistema Nacional de Indexación de Publicaciones Especializadas de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación, CT+I, y el Índice Bibliográfico Nacional como el sistema más importante en tal sentido. Las características, los criterios y los requisitos básicos para que una publicación sea considerada en este índex se establecen desde allí y se definen principalmente por la calidad científica, la calidad editorial, la estabilidad (tradición y periodicidad y la visibilidad y el reconocimiento nacional e internacional de la

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    Maria Lúcia Ribeiro

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available In this editorial the journal Uniara, we're bringing some reflections on the issues involved in the consolidation of a multidisciplinary character of publication. As discussed earlier, the creation of a multidisciplinary magazine of the University Center of Araraquara intended, in that context, encourage the dissemination of research results and extension produced by its faculty and students. The very transformations and academic evolution of the institution demanded and were reflected in the changes implemented in magazine publishing in form, content, criteria adopted for publication and visibility, enabling an improvement in the scientific quality of the journal. In this process, the journal maintained its multidisciplinary nature, which required the development of a peer database of different areas of expertise to meet the specificities of the articles submitted. The organization of this select group depends not only on knowledge to academic evaluation of manuscripts, such as commitment, always voluntary, the referees with the rules and dates indicated by the editors. This difficulty is being overcome little by little, being necessary to point out what is the contribution of these researchers that has been promoting the development of the quality of this journal. An analysis of articles published in four numbers after the magazine's restructuring process, using as criteria the six areas of categories, namely, communication, rural communities, law, education, business, environment and health, shows a predominance of the theme environment , investigated in several respects, followed by education and health. The diversity of research in the environmental area has shown and reaffirming that the studies on this topic can and are being approached from an interdisciplinary point of view, and are already reflected in environmental preservation actions. This same multi-interdisciplinary approach will be the basis for discussions during the UN

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Editorial O quinto volume da Revista HOLOS de 2010 é reservado à publicação dos melhores trabalhos apresentados no VII Congresso de Iniciação Científica do Instituto Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (IFRN. O evento foi realizado no Campus Mossoró do IFRN e integrava as comemorações dos 15 anos de sua criação. Aquele momento também marcou a interiorização do CONGIC, pois foi a primeira vez que se realizou no interior do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte. Neste ano foram apresentados 208 trabalhos científicos com contribuições dos programas institucionais de iniciação científica financiados pelo CNPq (PIBIC e PIBITI e CAPES (PIBID, dentre outros. O processo de definição dos melhores artigos publicados nesta edição foi realizado por uma comissão científica que realizou julgamento dos trabalhos apresentados, observando sua qualidade técnica e científica. O evento também contou com uma Mostra Tecnológica de Trabalhos, bem como foi oferecido um Curso de Introdução à Propriedade Intelectual aos estudantes da Instituição. Os artigos aqui apresentados representam o exercício da formação de recursos humanos em nível de iniciação científica no IFRN pelos seus grupos de pesquisas organizados nos seus vários campi. As contribuições mostram conteúdos associados aos focos tecnológicos dos campi, a saber, agroecologia, alimentos, comércio, construção civil, educação, geologia e mineração, indústria, informática, meio ambiente e petróleo. Aproveitamos para parabenizar os autores e agradecer a comissão de avaliação dos artigos do VII CONGIC – IFRN. Convido-os à leitura! Os Editores Prof. José Yvan Pereira Leite e Prof. André Luis Calado de Araújo

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    The Editors

    2011-06-01

    Under the auspices of these four universities we are proud to pioneer a collaborative and inclusive endeavor that goes well beyond the institutions and expands across continents.  The Senior Consulting Editors and members of the Editorial Advisory Board have been carefully selected for their dedication and experience in the areas of education and higher learning.  HLRC also benefits from the Laureate International Universities’ network of over 55 institutions in 28 countries, leveraging the internationality and expertise of academic leaders across the globe.  We are very proud and thankful for their participation and commitment to this enterprise.  As a scientific, peer-reviewed journal, HLRC aims to advance knowledge on all aspects concerning teaching and learning in higher education by fostering collaboration between innovative minds.  We believe this inaugural issue presents examples of good practice in international higher learning and offers forward thinking in educational leadership for a global world. As an introduction, on the invited essay, Sir Drummond Bone provides an overview of internationalization since 2008 to the present.  Other articles included on this issue illustrate our mission to provide a better understanding of institutional policy and actual practice across education disciplines. Velasco Quintana and Benito Capa (Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain explore the role of peer-mentorship in the development of competences for both mentors and mentees, presented in the context of Mathematics.  Morales (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland introduces a case study of corporate finance students to investigate the use of clickers as a tool to support, encourage and motivate critical thinking in higher education students.  Bemposta Rosende, García García and Escribano Otero (Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain examine blended-learning to identify how the new teaching environments influence teaching activities and learning processes

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    The Editors

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    Under the auspices of these four universities we are proud to pioneer a collaborative and inclusive endeavor that goes well beyond the institutions and expands across continents.  The Senior Consulting Editors and members of the Editorial Advisory Board have been carefully selected for their dedication and experience in the areas of education and higher learning.  HLRC also benefits from the Laureate International Universities’ network of over 55 institutions in 28 countries, leveraging the internationality and expertise of academic leaders across the globe.  We are very proud and thankful for their participation and commitment to this enterprise.  As a scientific, peer-reviewed journal, HLRC aims to advance knowledge on all aspects concerning teaching and learning in higher education by fostering collaboration between innovative minds.  We believe this inaugural issue presents examples of good practice in international higher learning and offers forward thinking in educational leadership for a global world. As an introduction, on the invited essay, Sir Drummond Bone provides an overview of internationalization since 2008 to the present.  Other articles included on this issue illustrate our mission to provide a better understanding of institutional policy and actual practice across education disciplines. Velasco Quintana and Benito Capa (Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain explore the role of peer-mentorship in the development of competences for both mentors and mentees, presented in the context of Mathematics.  Morales (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland introduces a case study of corporate finance students to investigate the use of clickers as a tool to support, encourage and motivate critical thinking in higher education students.  Bemposta Rosende, García García and Escribano Otero (Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain examine blended-learning to identify how the new teaching environments influence teaching activities and learning processes

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    Rodolfo Souza Cardoso

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available A Revista Ciências em Saúde, nesta última edição de 2013, está felizmente celebrando mais um ano de convívio com vocês, caros leitores, na expectativa de durante essa jornada ter propiciado boas e fecundas leituras, no que diz respeito a sistematizar e disponibilizar trabalhos científicos com diversos enfoques sobre a área da saúde. Temos o prazer de comunicar nossa indexação no Sistema Diadorim, pertencente ao conjunto de serviços de acesso aberto do Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia, inserindo a RCS no elenco das revistas de teor científico que são divulgadas nacionalmente com a chancela do Ministério de Educação. Gostaríamos de compartilhar esta vitória, pois a mesma seria utópica sem o apoio de nossos leitores e a disponibilidade dos pesquisadores brasileiros com a contribuição sistemática de suas produções na área. Portanto, a estes dois segmentos, nosso muito obrigado! Este número está bastante diversificado, com trabalhos abordando os seguintes aspectos: uso de anabolizantes na adolescência; doença hepática gordurosa não alcóolica, diferenças de aproveitamento escolar entre sexos na adolescência; os sentimentos dos médicos ao informar o óbito aos familiares, e outros temas bastante relevantes como, Síndrome de Erasmus associada à policondrite; relação entre ácido úrico sérico e capacidade antioxidante em hipertensos, entre outros. Na seção especial, uma importante reflexão filosófica sobre cuidados paliativos, elaborada pela Doutora em Filosofia e Pós-doutora em Psicologia Social (USP, a psicóloga Maria Vilela Pinto Nakasu. O Conselho Editorial da RCS deseja a todos um 2014 cheio de realizações, saúde e paz, e reitera o compromisso e satisfação em continuarmos juntos no ano que se inicia, estabelecendo um fértil diálogo entre as produções científicas da área e o inestimável apoio de cada leitor.

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    Revista Videre

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available A Revista Videre é um periódico editado semestralmente pelo programa de mestrado em Fronteiras e Direitos Humanos da Faculdade de Direito e Relações Internacionais da Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados na cidade de Dourados, Estado de Mato Grosso do Sul, com e-ISSN: 2177-7837 e qualificada na Comissão Qualis Capes Direito com estratificação B1. O Conselho Editorial da revista, pautado no significado da palavra videre – ver, olhar e considerar –, tem por objetivo publicizar de forma democrática e gratuita as muitas visões, olhares e considerações nas áreas das ciências aplicadas e humanas, envolvendo cientistas nacionais e internacionais. O símbolo da revista, a mulher indígena, foi desenhada pelo grafiteiro Amarelo e encontra-se estampada nos muros do CEUD – UFGD. Representa as questões de gênero e étnica, o multiculturalismo, epistemologia, Direitos Humanos, democracia e teoria do reconhecimento, temáticas de difíceis inserções na realidade regional nacional. Temas enfrentados na tessitura das letras que constroem a revista. Os autores e autoras buscam, por meio da interdisciplinaridade das visões, olhares e considerações teorizar a realidade social com seus estudos científicos na página eletrônica da Revista Videre. A Revista Videre, para além da contribuição com a propagação das pesquisas científicas, serve de ponte entre as graduações e os programas stricto sensu. Desta maneira, abrange temas interdisciplinares, que tratam de assuntos relativos às áreas: Estado e Espaços Jurídicos; Cidadania, Justiça e Reconhecimento; Sistemas Políticos, Democracia, Desenvolvimento e Direitos Humanos; Estudos Internacionais, Multitemáticos e Direito; Gênero, Raça e etnia; Estudos Fronteiriços; Educação, pobreza e desigualdade social; América Latina e seus desafios contemporâneos.

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    Blaheta, Radim; Starý, Jiří; Dostál, Z.; Kozubek, T.

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    Roč. 145, č. 145 (2018), s. 1-2 ISSN 0378-4754. [Modelling 2014. Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, 02.06.2014-06.06.2014] Institutional support: RVO:68145535 Keywords : computer science * interdisciplinary applications * software engineering Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 1.218, year: 2016 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037847541730349X?via%3Dihub

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    Daniervelin Renata Marques Pereira

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Editorial para Revista Texto Livre, volume 5, número 2, 2012   Este volume 5, número 2, da Revista Texto Livre: Linguagem e Tecnologia reúne 11 artigos em torno dos eixos Educação e Tecnologia e Produção Textual e Tecnologia. Diversificada em seus olhares, esta edição traz importantes contribuições sobre formação de professores, ferramentas digitais para ensino de línguas, especificidades do hipertexto e outros estudos que contemplam as influências do ciberespaço nas práticas educativas. Abrindo o número, Gerson Bruno Forgiarini de Quadros foca em seu artigo “Aprendendo idiomas em ambientes virtuais na internet” a aprendizagem de língua espanhola em uma comunidade virtual do Livemocha. Em “Formación docente y la aplicación de nuevas tecnologías en la enseñanza de e/le en las escuelas técnicas”, Jorgelina Tallei e Iandra María Weirich Silva Coelho procuram refletir sobre o lugar do professor e do aluno em cursos específicos também para o ensino de língua espanhola pelas novas tecnologias. Angélica Ilha Gonçalves, em “Aprendizagem de língua espanhola na EaD: qual a importância do trabalho do tutor a distância?”, discute e descreve características que um professor tutor para tornar a prática de ensino-aprendizagem de línguas mais eficiente. Ainda nesse eixo temático, Fátima Faya Cerqueiro mostra um bom exemplo de ferramenta digital para ensino de línguas no texto “La producción oral en lenguas extranjeras más allá del aula con el foro de voz VOXOPOP”. Patrícia Margarida Farias Coelho enfatiza em “Os nativos digitais e as novas competências tecnológicas” o uso dos aplicativos e games educativos e a necessidade de adequação das escolas para atender o novo perfil de seu público. Carlos Henrique Silva de Castro dá exemplos e aborda criticamente a criação de comunidades interativas em “Construindo cursos on-line interativos: considerações de design instrucional”. No artigo

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    Ricardo Chinchilla Arley

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Estimado lector: Población y Salud en Mesoamérica (PSM tiene el agradado de ofrecerle un nuevo número, con artículos de gran valor científico y académico que, estamos seguros, les serán de gran utilidad. Pero además de esto, este número tiene un significado muy especial: nuestra revista cumple 10 años de existir. Hace aproximadamente 12 años surgió en el seno del Centro Centroamericano de Población la inquietud de ofrecer un espacio para dar a conocer los estudios poblacionales de nuestra región de una manera diferente. Queríamos crear una iniciativa más dinámica, que implicara una mayor rapidez en la gestión editorial, menores costos y un contacto más directo con los autores. Optamos entonces por una opción que apenas iniciaba sus primeros pasos en la Universidad de Costa Rica: la publicación electrónica. De hecho, la nuestra fue una de las primeras revistas electrónicas oficiales de esta noble institución académica. Se tuvo que librar una batalla para lograr romper con los esquemas tradicionales, en los cuales solamente la publicación impresa tenía validez, mientras que las electrónicas se tomaban como de baja calidad. Ha sido un camino largo de evolución, formación, aprendizaje y hoy por hoy se ha demostrado la solidez y seriedad de nuestra revista.PSM ha publicado hasta el día de hoy (116 al 10-1 documentos entre artículos científicos, ensayos, informes técnicos, revisiones bibliográficas y documentos históricos. Ha contado con la colaboración de autores de 17 países de América y Europa y se encuentra indexada en 20 índices internacionales de gran prestigio, entre los que se destacan HAPI, DOAJ, Sherpa/Romeo, REDALyC, Latindex y Dialnet. Además, este año ingresará a Scielo. En lo personal también representa un número especial, ya que después de este arduo camino al frente de ésta ahora gran iniciativa, me retiro como editor para dar espacio a una nueva generación. He estado con este proyecto

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    Jesús Alberto Andrade

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available En Enl@ce estamos de pláceme. Hemos sido evaluados por el Fondo Nacional de Ciencia,Tecnología e Innovación (FONACIT, adscrito al Ministerio del Poder Popular para Ciencia y Tecnología,y los resultados han sido positivos. De un total de 126 revistas científicas venezolanas, quese sometieron para la acreditación ante el registro de publicaciones, Enl@ce fue meritoria de reconocimiento,al cumplir con los requisitos exigidos.El FONACIT cataloga y jerarquiza las revistas académicas que voluntariamente se postulanpara su evaluación y registro, en relación con indicadores que incluyen el esfuerzo editorial,calidadde los contenidos, visibilidad, pertinencia científica y social, rigurosidad, nivel de análisis y otros criteriosque forman parte de los requisitos que se exigen para valorar y calificar como meritorias a lasrevistas. Los resultados muestran el esfuerzo editorial y su posicionamiento en la jerarquizacióndelas ocho áreas del saber científico, humanístico, social y tecnológico del país. De acuerdo a la entidadevaluadora, Enl@ce ocupó la posición número 11 del área de las CIENCIAS SOCIALES y la posiciónnúmero 33 del conjunto total de las revistas.Este resultado, del cual nos sentimos orgullosos y comprometidos para realizar un mayor esfuerzode difusión, responde al artículo 110 de la Constitución de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela(CRBV que establece que: “El Estado reconocerá el interés público de la ciencia, la tecnología,el conocimiento, la innovación y sus aplicaciones y los servicios de información necesarios por serinstrumentos fundamentales para el desarrollo económico, social y político del país, así como parala seguridad y soberanía nacional…”.Los resultados de la evaluación de mérito de las publicaciones periódicas científicas venezolanas,que se postularon y que fueron publicados el día 6 de junio de este año en la dirección: http://www.fonacit.gob.ve/programas.asp?id=35, pueden

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    Márcio Matias

    2012-01-01

    Garcia Rosa. Além disto, esta edição também apresenta trabalhos sobre diversos aspectos ligados à comunicação científica, tais como qualidade, visibilidade, indicadores de gestão de fluxo editorial, curadoria digital, repositórios e preservação digital, que são listados a seguir: Metadados de qualidade e visibilidade na comunicação científica, de Silvia Maria Puentes Bentancourt e Rafael Port da Rocha; Indicadores de gestão do fluxo editorial dos periódicos científicos: uma reflexão teórico-metodológica, deElisabete Werlang, Daniela Spudeit e Nadi Helena Presser; O impacto da curadoria digital dos dados de pesquisa na Comunicação Científica de Luana Farias Sales e Luís Fernando Sayão; Análise da dinâmica de evolução das revistas científicas e bibliotecas digitais de teses e dissertações em acesso livre na área de Ciências da Comunicação: o caso do repositório Univerciencia.org, deDalton Lopes Martins e Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira; Acesso livre via repositórios: politicas de instituições brasileiras, de Tania Chalhub , Alegria Benchimol e Claudia Guerra; O papel das bibliotecas universitárias na comunicação científica: um estudo sobre os repositórios institucionais, de Patrícia dos Santos Caldas Marra; Acesso Livre à Informação Científica em Países em Desenvolvimento: o caso dos Repositórios “Saber” (Moçambique e Digital da UFMG (Brasil, de Ranito Zambo Waete, Maria Aparecida Moura, e Manuel Valente Mangue; SEER e PDF/A na preservação de revistas científicas: relato de experiência, de Ana Paula Araújo Cabral da Silva; Ontologia de dependência tecnológica de documentos digitais: Instrumento de Apoio à Preservação Digital, de Eloi Juniti Yamaoka e Fernando Ostuni Gauthier. Vale também destacar a nossa bela capa gentilmente elaborada pelo professor Adilson Luiz Pinto. Ótima leitura! Márcio Matias e Moisés Lima Dutra Editores – Edição Especial – 3º SBCC – Perspectivas em Acesso Aberto

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    Judith Winters

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Issue 9 opened in November 2000 with a 'special section' consisting of 7 articles on Near Eastern Petrology edited by Louise Joyner from the British Museum (described in more detail in her editorial. Rather than the restricted number of black and white images commonly found in more traditional publications, all 7 articles include full colour petrographic images of pottery from around the Eastern Mediterranean, demonstrating the opportunity offered in this medium for archaeologists to portray their data in more detail and much more effectively than can usually be done in print. One article also made use of QuickTime rotating images, illustrating the optical effects of rotation of thin sections on the microscope stage, vitually allowing us to step into the shoes of the specialist. The issue continued into December with the publication of excavations of the Roman site at Brough-on-Humber. This article was commissioned by York Archaeological Trust and prepared by Internet Archaeology to explore the electronic publication of archaeological excavation reports. The complete report is published alongside the context dataset, the pottery dataset and the 'small finds' catalogue. Comments on the balance that has been struck between the needs of the general reader and the specialist in this case are especially welcome, but hopefully will not eclipse the importance of the site in light of its conclusions about the status of the Roman town and the discovery of a hitherto unrecognised pottery industry in the region. As all of the articles in this issue witness, modern excavation and fieldwork survey inevitably creates large quantities of computer-generated information, either during fieldwork or in the assessment, analysis or dissemination stages of any project. Depending on the nature of the research, but mirroring traditional practice, archaeological data can go straight into a digital archive (for those who want access to the raw data, like specialists or

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    Ana Cristina Fricke Matte

    2010-06-01

    TICAS DE CALL NO MEIO VIRTUAL DO SÉCULO XXI", cujo foco é o ensino de línguas estrangeiras na Internet e a evolução de suas práticas. Agradeço à Comissão Editorial, aos autores e às Equipes de Formatação e Revisão pelo esforço, sem o qual teria sido impossível este lançamento! Desejo a todos uma ótima leitura! Ana Cristina Fricke Matte Editora da REvista Texto Livre

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    Jesús Alberto Andrade

    2011-09-01

    posibles tendencias de futuro. De ello, hay múltiples testimoniosque se han publicado en estos ocho años de existencia. Nuestro concepto editorial va másallá de lo técnico para abrir espacios al pensamiento crítico, no sólo de lo ideológico con respecto ala tecnología digital, sino con respecto a los aspectos sociales y culturales de la sociedad red.

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Este volume é publicado no início de maio, em meio a uma paralização pela redução da jornada de trabalho no Instituto Federal do Rio Grande do Norte. Neste contexto de aprendizado, em que o Periódico deve pensar para além do presente, a editoria encontra uma janela para, de forma permanente, disponibilizar esta edição para a comunidade. O esforço para ampliar a presença do Periódico no país e no exterior é apresentado através das figuras 1 e 2, que mostram as origens dos artigos por região e por estado, que ora publicamos.   Figuras disponíveis no arquivo em pdf.   Observa-se nas figuras acima que os artigos estão disseminados em doze estados brasileiros e um na França, destacando-se a região nordeste, que concentra 50% dos artigos e os estados do Rio Grande do Norte e do Rio Grande do Sul, respectivamente com 31% e 22% da origem dos artigos publicados. Este segundo volume disponibiliza vinte e quatro artigos, sendo dez na área de engenharias, oito na área de educação, três na área de administração, um na área de saúde pública, um na área de zootecnia e um na área de cultura. É importante destacar que esses artigos foram produzidos por vinte instituições, entre elas, institutos federais, empresa de pesquisa, universidades federais, estaduais, católicas, privadas e uma universidade francesa. Essa diversidade demostra o caráter plural da origem autoral, fator de sustentabilidade científica para o periódico e que representam forte relação interdisciplinar. Informo à comunidade e ao mesmo tempo desejo as boas-vindas à professora María Dolores Sánchez-Fernández da Universidade da Coruña (Espanha que passa a integrar o conselho editorial e terá a missão de ampliar a visibilidade da HOLOS em solo ibérico. Nestes tempos de turbulência político-econômica, a escolha pela integralidade da publicação online em 2004 e a migração para plataforma de software livre são elementos sustentáveis para a

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Editorial Em 2011, a Revista HOLOS completa sete anos de sua transformação em periódico eletrônico, sob nossa editoria. Nesse período, foram 303 artigos publicados com uma evolução contínua do número de edições por ano, chegando este ano ao número de seis edições anuais. No final do ano passado, incluímos uma ferramenta para acompanhamento dos locais de acesso dos IPs, de sorte que, para nossa surpresa, se identificou um elevado número de acessos advindos do exterior, da ordem de 8% nos primeiros três meses da implantação do sistema. Associado a esses números, verificou-se ainda que, entre 2004 e 2010, os artigos publicados foram acessados 427 mil vezes, o que demonstra a consolidação do periódico como fonte de pesquisa. Assim, é com satisfação que apresentamos à comunidade acadêmica este primeiro volume da Revista HOLOS de 2011, composto de 15 artigos especialmente selecionados. O artigo que abre esta edição traz uma discussão sobre as dimensões estratégicas organizacionais dos Institutos Federais, com ênfase no desenvolvimento institucional. Os quatros artigos seguintes situam-se no campo das diversas engenharias, os quais, cada um por sua vez, abordam tratamento de efluentes utilizando bioreator, processamento de mamão com antioxidantes, cinética de feijão e dimensionamento de biodigestor. Na área ambiental, são apresentados três artigos que tratam, respectivamente, de recursos hídricos no Estado do Rio Grande do Norte, de debilidades de RCA na área de petróleo e da pegada de carbono. Na área de informática, tem-se um artigo sobre templete mathing como técnica computacional aplicada ao monitoramento de áreas supervisionadas. Constam também três trabalhos na área de educação: o primeiro discorre sobre o ensino de física e os livros didáticos na área de acústica; o segundo discute a história e a filosofia da ciência no ensino médio e a visão de futuros professores; e o terceiro mostra

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    Annelies Verdoolaege

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The Africa Platform of the Ghent University Association and its journal Afrika Focus have always tried to focus on academic expertise in Africa and on academic north-south collaboration. Through its annual conference and its journal the Africa Platform offers a forum in which African academics and northern scholars working on Africa can forge new and often interdisciplinary collaboration. Most of this research on Africa is highly relevant to the development of African societies, as became clear at the last symposium of 1 This editorial was written just a few days before Nelson Mandela passed away on 5 December 2013. We have lost a great man. Hamba Kahle Madiba. [5 ] the Africa Platform, entitled ‘Africa: (post-development?’ This special issue of Afrika Focus contains a number of articles that were presented at that symposium, which took place on 7 December 2012. In his article ‘Performance, poverty and urban development: Kigali’s motari and the special city’ Rollason describes the con ict between motorcycle taxis in Kigali and the city authorities. Urban development of Kigali is at stake here as these motari do not seem to match the image of the city the government wants to present. The article by Debusscher ‘Gender equality in European Union development policy: incorporating women’s voices or con rming hierarchies?’ is highly critical of the gender mainstreaming approach of the EU in its development aid towards sub-Saharan Africa. The EU seems to be more con- cerned with reaching its policy goals rather than challenging existing power structures in Africa. Both of these articles raise awareness on the level of a particular development-re- lated issue, and they have the potential to lead to concrete recommendations for national or EU development policies. The three remaining articles in this issue do not t in with the development-topic. Mulamba’s article ‘Luba folklore and women’s ethno-gendered discourse of wifehood in

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    Ugur Demiray

    2010-01-01

    .The third articles are from Nigeria. The third one is on “Sustaınability Indices As Measures of Service Delivery in Open and Distance Learning Institutions in Nigerıa”, written by Dr. Salawu, I. O, Dr. Adeoye, F. A from School of Education, National Open University of Nigeria, Dr. Olugbenga David OJO and Felix Kayode OLAKULEHIN from National Open University of Nigeria. They mentioned thata an appraisal of the extent to which two ODL institutions in Nigeria adhere to the principles of sustainability. A set of questionnaire was developed and used to collect data which were analyzed using simple non-parametric statistics. Suggestions which were aimed at improving the service delivery, in the institutions used for the study in particular, and other sister institutions especially in the developed countries were highlighted.The 4th articles arrived from again Nigeria which is prepared on “Integrating Group-Self Evaluation In Open And Distance Learning System”, written by Osuji, U. S., School Of Education, Lagos. This paper takes a look at the benefits of the group- self evaluation, the concept of Open and Distance Learning, characteristics of learners in Open and Distance Learning and integrating group- self evaluation in the Open and Distance Learning system. The sixth article which is entitled as “A Physıcs Lesson Designed According To 7e Model with The Help Of Instructional Technology (Lesson Plan”, written by Selahattin GONEN and Serhat KOCAKAYA, from Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey. Their article is base on that applied science studies field have to get possession of abilities that not only detect these misconceptions also help to solve these problems. Hence, instructional methods that correct students’ misconceptions become important. In this sense, a material related to the physics course is designed according to 7E model with the help of instructional technology. “A Comparison of Undergraduate Faculty and Millennial Students Regarding The

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    David Alcantara

    2010-09-01

    published. The All Results Journals: Biol is a peer reviewed journal developed to publish original, innovative and novel research articles resulting in negative results. This peer-reviewed scientific journal publishes theoretical and empirical papers that report negative findings and research failures in Biology and related fields. Submissions should have a negative focus; experiments that yield negative results will be given more preference. All theoretical and methodological perspectives are welcomed. We also encourage the submission of short papers/communications presenting counter-examples to usually accepted conjectures or to published papers. Negative results in Biology Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. Biology is a vast subject containing many subdivisions, topics, and disciplines. It seems with our ever increasing ability to dissect biological systems to finer detail, simplicity of explanation becomes more elusive. With this in mind, The All Results Journals serves as a platform and resource for your important negative observations that stand the test of rigorous scientific scrutiny and methodology in the complex fields of biology. Data collected under exceptional experimental design that may not support a convention in a given area of research should and can be reported. Negative results shape the development of effective therapeutic agents, help us understand what cell types are critical for autoimmune pathogenesis and redefine the molecular targets of a drug. These data serve to drive the scientific method forward by showing the path not to follow. As scientists we strive for remarkable observations within biological systems that will further expand our understanding of the human condition, aging, cancer, autoimmunity, etc. At the All Results Journal we know how science gets done; sometimes the pieces just don’t add up

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    Adilson Luiz Pinto

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1518-2924.2011v16n32pi Prezados Leitores, É com muita satisfação que anunciamos a edição do volume 16, número 32 de 2011, agradecendo de maneira muito especial a colaboração de Rosângela Schwarz Rodrigues, Ursula Blattmann, Araci Isaltina de Andrade Hillesheim e Gleisy Regina Bories Fachin que, até então, eram as editoras da revista e que, com sua atuação, contribuíram decisivamente para o desenvolvimento e o êxito desta publicação. Os esforços somados de todos os profissionais envolvidos na elaboração deste periódico têm gerado qualidade de conteúdo e o consequente respeito conquistado junto à comunidade científica da área de ciência da informação. Podemos destacar entre os frutos que estamos agora colhendo: a edição de trabalhos em outros idiomas e um planejamento de transformar a Encontros Bibli em quadrimestral, aspectos que serão visíveis em 2012. O ano de 2011 foi promissor para a Encontros Bibli. A revista está fortalecida e, com a visão de internacionalizar suas próximas edições, contando com uma nova estrutura editorial e índices promissores: representação de 604 citações, contando com uma média de 40,27 ao ano, um percentual de 1,62 citações por artigo, uma média de 1,62 artigos por autoria e com os seguintes indicadores de presença acadêmica: índice-h = 11 e índice-g = 16. Este número, A Ciência da Informação, suas visões e aplicações na contemporaneidade, nos traz uma mostra como a produção científica da área está diversificada, ao mesmo tempo em que agrega novas abordagens e enriquece o entendimento desta promissora ciência. Como colaborações científicas, resumimos os estudos aprovados nesta edição, tendo o artigo Aspectos conceituais da multidisciplinaridade e da interdisciplinaridade, representando a evolução conceitual das terminologias ligadas à multidisciplinaridade e à interdisciplinaridade, visando identificar também a

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    Eloisa Bordoli

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Es un gusto presentar el séptimo número de DIDÁSKOMAI. REVISTA DE INVESTIGACIONES SOBRE LA ENSEÑANZA, correspondiente al año 2016. Este número inaugura la versión digital de la revista que permitirá una mayor circulación de la producción académica que se ofrece. La edición digital ha sido posible por el esfuerzo de la Comisión Editorial y, especialmente, por el trabajo minucioso y dedicado de Juan Manuel Fustes y Alexandre Texeira.             La revista es un proyecto colectivo del Departamento de Enseñanza  y Aprendizaje del Instituto de Educación de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad de la República, que tiene como objetivo la difusión de investigaciones articuladas en el complejo y no lineal campo de la enseñanza. Desde la Dirección de la Revista es un gusto poder dar continuidad a este proyecto iniciado en el año 2010 por el ahínco del Profesor Luis Behares y el Equipo docente del Departamento. DIDÁSKOMAI a lo largo de estos años ha alternado números abiertos y temáticos así como un dossier sobre la obra de Johann Friedrich Herbart.                DIDÁSKOMAI  se ha diseñado con la finalidad de contribuir en los debates acaecidos en el campo educativo por medio de artículos que reflejen resultados de investigaciones teóricas y empíricas vinculadas con el acontecer de la enseñanza. En este marco, se ofrecen producciones provenientes de los estudios didácticos y curriculares así como la interrelación de la enseñanza con otras disciplinas. En este esfuerzo editorial, el énfasis que se ha procurado impulsar es la inscripción del campo de la enseñanza y su estudio en la tradición humanística y científica. Por ello se ha buscado que la revista sea una publicación arbitrada en el marco de los procesos de validación que la comunidad académica ha establecido como legítimos. A partir del número 5, la revista ha sido incluida en el sistema de

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    Jesús Alberto Andrade

    2007-09-01

    publicados en Enl@ce. De manera que agradezco, en nombre del comité editorial, el aporte de instituciones como DIALNET, Redalyc, CLASE, OEI (Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos Informe Académico (Cengage Learning, ACCESS MY LIBRARY por albergaren sus espacios este esfuerzo editorial.Todo lo anterior ha sido posible porque en Enl@ce asumimos la política de licencia del CreativeCommons que impulsa la difusión del conocimiento científico y los contenidos en hemerotecas digitales, con licencia sin restricciones, más allá del reconocimiento a los autores. Trabajamos sobre acuerdos entre instituciones públicas que nos apoyan (Vice Rectorado Académico de la Universidad del Zulia, CONDES, FONACIT, FUNDACITE Zulia e investigadores y árbitros; todos interesados en que el conocimiento científico sirva para el desarrollo de la sociedad, sin que medie acto comercialalguno que facilite la disponibilidad de dicho conocimiento sólo a quienes puedan cubrir los gastos de suscripción.Estoy seguro que con este nuevo número que ofrecemos, ponemos a la mano del lector trabajosde calidad con toda la diversidad de conocimiento que la ciencia ofrece.

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    Jana Dlouhá

    2013-09-01

    practice mainly "modern” activities in the countryside. 4 Anna Polášková’s article offers an insight into the environmental literacy and attitudes of young technically-oriented Czech university students at a faculty of pharmacy in preparation for non-teaching and non-ecological professional careers. The author believes that environmental literacy and consciousness among university students in technical fields is very important, since it is usually among middle managers and executives with technical education that environmentally friendly policies and strategies more or less begin. She found that positive relationships to environmental protection and education in this faculty prevailed; however, the level of environmental knowledge gained from their secondary education seemed to be low in most cases. 5 Information texts: Andrew Barton and Jan Vávra report on the proceedings of an academic conference held in Prague in April 2013 called Our Common Present which focused on the array of current challenges facing Central Europe. In addition, Andrew Barton also writes about a workshop on Transdisciplinary Research on Sustainability held in Prague in May in collaboration with the Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, UK. We wish you inspirational reading, The Envigogika editorial team In Prague on 28.8.2013 With special thanks to those who contributed to the publication process on the part of publisher, including Charles University which has been supportive in the archiving of Envigogika and providing DOI for future issues. The editorial team would, moreover, like to thank all who made this important step possible with financial support obtained via the project Interdisciplinary Sustainable Development Network (MOSUR, OP VK for all issues published since 2011, including the current English issue. [1] OJS is open source software development by the Public Knowledge Project (http://pkp.sfu.ca funded by Canadian Government and made freely available to journals

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    Generation of knowledge, transmission of knowledge and dissemination of knowledge are a triune mission of universities in the world. University of Rwanda is no exception and the College of Medi- cine and Health Sciences (CMHS), in particular, has committed itself to be faithful to this triune mis- sion. This journal fulfills ...

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    of Reproductive Health (Revue africaine de la santé de ... comme une évidence de la persécution sociale continue ... La littérature est remplie de beaucoup de ... de reproduction et Doyen, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin,.

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    Červinková, Alice; Tenglerová, Hana

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 19, č. 2 (2011), s. 3-7 ISSN 1210-6658 R&D Projects: GA MŠk OK08007 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : gender equality * science policies * discourses Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

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    vhatsoever to support this universally pervasive dogma.,.. {ather, the unambiguous evidence is that drinking too much ... 'egan exercise without significant illness, but who often. ~ pi tomised consummate 21st-century good health. .... Department of Human Biology. Sports Science lnstihlfe of South Africa. University of Cape ...

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    lishment of two Government Colleges in Lahore and Delhi in. January 1864. Prof. Yash Pal, a major figure of science research, education, and popularisation who passed away recently, was a. Guest of Honour at the stamp release event. Ruchi Ram Sahni,. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, and Yash Pal were three iconic alumni.

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    Nov 3, 2017 ... For a study to be ethical sound, it must be scientifically sound. This is only one of ... amount of research on human subjects inundating the world is taking geometric ... good science. Publication pressure is a key contributor to.

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    Kim, Seong-un; Lim, Sung-man; Kim, Eun-ae; Yang, Il-ho

    2016-01-01

    This study is for the implication of editorial design in science textbooks which are designed for student-centered instruction, when the elements of the editorial design are different, we focus on how the students' eye movement and cognitive load change. For this, we produced a new book for 5th grade students in elementary school that is modified…

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    Gyözö G. Lang

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available This special issue of the Journal of Electrochemical Science and Engineering (jESE is dedicated to selected papers contributed to the 6th Regional Symposium on Electrochemistry – South East Europe (RSE–SEE, held in Balatonkenese, Hungary, from 11-15 June 2017. This issue constitutes Part 1 of the proceedings of the Symposium (6 articles. Part 2 will appear in the next issue of jESE.

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    2012-01-01

    In September 1998 the Faculty of Military Science, University of Stellenbosch (Military Academy) in association with the Institute for Security Studies hosted a conference in commemoration of the first fifty years of United Nations peacekeeping. The increasing need for peacekeeping and peace-support operations, the ongoing conflicts in central Africa and the escalating call for African peacekeepers underlay the importance of bringing politicians, diplomats and academics together in Africa at ...

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    Lupi, João

    2008-01-01

    The current issue of INTERthesis presents a variety of peculiar articles, reviews and translations on Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology, but with frequent incidences – and this is the point that calls our attention the most – in two aspects that one can infer from reading between the lines, when not clearly mentioned: the political repercussions of theoretical issues or basic science, and the review of methodology and concepts. The problem of the poverty scandal in a globalized civil...

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Editorial A Revista HOLOS apresenta o seu sexto e último volume do ano de 2012 acumulando resultados que mais uma vez nos surpreendem: os cinco volumes anteriores tiveram 27.692 downloads. O periódico avança nos acessos advindos do exterior, agora próximo dos sete pontos percentuais. Este volume traz dezenove artigos, distribuídos entre as áreas de artes (02, ciências agrárias (02, ciências contábeis (01, engenharia ambiental (02, engenharia de minas (02, engenharia de petróleo (01, engenharia de segurança (01, engenharia econômica (01, engenharia elétrica (01, ensino (02, geografia (02, recursos naturais (02 e saúde pública (01. Essa diversidade reafirma o caráter interdisciplinar do periódico. Os dois primeiros artigos trazem colaborações sobre agrossistemas nos cultivos do abacaxi e da banana, respectivamente, em Touros/RN-Brasil e Ipanguaçu/RN - Brasil. Já o terceiro artigo discute o movimento de produção e reprodução do espaço agrário no contexto do campesinato em uma comunidade de Canguaretama/RN - Brasil. O trabalho seguinte traz uma avaliação da concentração de íons de nitrato em poços que abastecem o bairro de Nova Parnamirim, Parnamirim/RN - Brasil. O quinto artigo apresenta a composição florística e fitossocialógica de um fragmento de Caatinga do município de Monteiro/PB - Brasil. O sexto artigo apresenta uma análise do desenvolvimento econômico da cidade de Acari/RN - Brasil. Na sequência, quanto à sétima contribuição, é apresentado um mapeamento dos riscos físicos a que estão sujeitos os colaboradores da atividade de cultivo da manga no município de Ipanguaçu/RN - Brasil. As colaborações do oitavo e do nono artigo, na área de ensino de biologia e de química, envolvem a utilização da bioinformática e do bingo químico, respectivamente. Uma contribuição sobre otimização de modelo de propagação baseado em equações parabólicas através de algoritmo genético

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available EDITORIAL A HOLOS, periódico interdisciplinar do Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Norte (IFRN, põe em relevo a pluralidade do conhecimento, considerando que, para uma melhor compreensão dos fenômenos, estes devem ser observados em sua imbricação com uma realidade maior, através da qual vão adquirindo sentido. Nesse contexto holístico, a revista representa o esforço institucional para difundir trabalhos desenvolvidos nas mais diversas áreas e em diferentes instituições, o que reforça a superação dos muros e demonstra a maturidade do periódico que se prepara para publicar alguns artigos em língua inglesa a partir do próximo ano, com o objetivo de ampliar sua visibilidade internacional. Também a elevação da sua qualificação no Qualis Capes tem contribuído para aumentar o número de submissões ao periódico, bem como o de pareceristas ad hoc. Neste volume (Vol. 5, Ano 29, 2013, são disponibilizados 27 artigos científicos que representam contribuições advindas das áreas de engenharia (ambiental, materiais, minas, metalúrgica, produção e química, educação, geografia e letras, entre outras. Compartilham tão bela missão com o IFRN, distintas instituições como a EMBRAPA Solos, IFCE, IFGO, IFGoiano, IFMT, IFPA, IFPB, IPT, UECE, UFAL, UFAP, UFCG, UFF, UFPR, UFRJ, UFRS, UFRN, UFSC, UFSM, UNINOV, UNIVALI, UTFPR, Universidade Autónoma de Madrid e Universidade do Minho. É crescente ainda o fluxo de acesso ao site da revista, dado que pode ser facilmente conferido, uma vez que a HOLOS quantifica o número de visitas ao periódico e reproduz o ranking daqueles estados brasileiros que mais produzem ciência no país, à exceção do Estado onde está sediado o periódico. Na oportunidade, vale ressaltar a produção do IFRN que reflete o intenso trabalho institucional, cujos resultados vem sendo reconhecidos em mostras tecnológicas, olimpíadas de história, de matemática, de

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2015-03-01

    computação, um em cultura, um em engenharia elétrica e um em engenharia dos materiais. A diversidade dos artigos reforça o caráter interdisciplinar do periódico. Para ampliar a visibilidade dos artigos, esta editoria autoriza àqueles que publicarem neste periódico a inclusão dos artigos, em formato integral, nos repositórios institucionais O Brasil entra em uma quadra que os esforços da academia devem se somar com a sociedade, tendo em vista prospectar alternativas para consolidar as políticas de estado que vislumbre uma sociedade moderna e desenvolvida. O papel do periódico neste caminho será o de fomentar o debate científico. Esta editoria agradece a confiança em publicar os artigos na HOLOS e renovamos o reconhecimento do trabalho dos avaliadores ad hoc e do conselho editorial. No hemisfério sul, o outono abre a estação e, em particular, no semiárido do nordeste do Brasil a alegria dos ventos úmidos combina com a liberdade do fazer científico, àquele comprometido com a imparcialidade e com a difusão do conhecimento para a juventude. Para compartilhar com mais este importante momento, abra a janela na web e acesse a HOLOS. No sumário deste número escolha entre os artigos de interesse, transpire a melhor das energias para inspirar para além da juventude. Uma ótima leitura!   Natal, 30 de março de 2015 Prof. José Yvan Pereira Leite

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available EDITORIAL A Revista HOLOS apresenta seu primeiro volume de 2013, com a ampliação de indexados. Os indicadores de citações do Google Scholar Metrics de novembro de 2012 também apontam o periódico com dados de visibilidade e influência no índice h5 igual a 4, e a mediana h5 igual a oito. Esses dados refletem o aumento dos downloads dos artigos publicados no periódico, como também a elevação mensal de submissões de novos trabalhos científicos. Além disso, os novos indicadores do Qualis da CAPES publicados recentemente contemplam a revista em duas novas áreas: Ciências Ambientais com conceito B3 e Filosofia com B4. Isso amplia consideravelmente a inserção no Qualis da CAPES, considerando os conceitos nas demais áreas: B2 na áreas Interdisciplinar e de Serviço Social; B3 em Administração, Ciências Contábeis e Turismo; B4 em Engenharia e Geografia; B5 nas Engenharias I, II e IV, Ciências Agrárias, Ensino e Geociências; e conceito C em outras. Este volume traz 19 artigos nas mais diversas áreas do conhecimento, algumas das quais vinculadas a temáticas interdisciplinares, conforme se descreve a seguir. Os cinco primeiros artigos discutem questões vinculadas aos recursos hídricos, a saber: Gestão dos recursos hídricos no Estado do Rio Grande do Norte; Produtividade do capim elefante irrigado; Qualidade das águas subterrâneas em área irrigada; Gestão integrada e participativa dos recursos pesqueiros; Qualidade de águas de poços dos assentamentos da Chapada do Apodi/RN. Na sequência, têm-se mais dois artigos focados na questão ambiental. Um aborda a contaminação em filés de tilápia comercializados no Mercado Modelo de Currais Novos/RN; e o outro trata de audiências públicas ambientais e racionalidade ambiental – perspectivas e desafios. O artigo de número oito traz uma revisão sobre hidrocarbonetos policíclicos aromáticos de fontes automotivas, seguido de uma contribuição sobre a influência do

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    Ilan Avrichir

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Dear Internext readers and collaborators, We are pleased to release the second issue of volume 12 of Internext, the first in which the magazine is rated as B2 by, Qualis Periodicos. In this issue, we have six articles that all carry, I believe, important theoretical and managerial contributions, as well as suggestions of new research questions. I highlight some of these contributions this editorial. In "THE PROFILE OF THE UNIVERSITY MANAGER OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN BRAZIL", Fernanda Geremias Leal, Rafaela Ribeiro Céspedes and Luciane Stallivieri outline the profile of the international cooperation managers of the Brazilian federal public universities. From the data analysis of 46 of these institutions, they identify the positive aspects and the problems of the positioning of the international relations department in the university structure. It also analyses the personal experience of managers with activities of an international nature. Given the relevance and timeliness of the theme of internationalization of universities in the exchange of students and professors among others, and given the lack of information about these activities in Brazilian universities, this is a timely and essential contribution for those who research university management in general and its internationalization in particular. In POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES OF RELATIONSHIP NETWORKS TO INTERNATIONALIZATION OF FIRMS IN AN EMERGING COUNTRY, Jefferson Marlon Monticelli, Silvio Luís de Vasconcellos e Ivan Lapuente Garrido analyze, using the political perspective of neo-institutionalism, how institutions, especially government, influence the internationalization of Brazilian Wine sector They contribute to the understanding of how the political relationship takes within the economic sectors and between government and business sectors occur. Hardly any academic contribution could fit in better than this the Brazilian institutional context today. EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF

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    Ligarreto Moreno Gustavo Adolfo

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    El Centro Editorial de la Facultad de Agronomía de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia continúa incentivando la publicación del conocimiento científico derivado de las investigaciones realizadas en agricultura tropical por las entidades gubernamentales y el sector privado; nuestro interés no es otro que el de mejorar la difusión y la calidad de estos productos de investigación para su aprovechamiento por parte de las comunidades científica, académica y la de los productores agrícolas. En tal sentido, la revista Agronomía Colombiana busca optimizar su visibilidad internacional presentando todos sus contenidos en inglés; se espera que esta estrategia permita generar la opción de ingresar a Journal Citation Reports, así como a índices bibliográficos con estrictos comités de selección y medición de factores bibliográficos, como ISI y Scopus, bases de referencias internacionales de alto nivel.

     

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

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    Full Text Available Editorial A Revista HOLOS, em seu terceiro volume no ano de 2011, é publicada por ocasião da 63a Reunião Anual da Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência, comemorando a difusão científica do Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Norte através deste periódico. Nesse contexto, a Revista, que se consolida como um importante veículo de disseminação do conhecimento em diversas áreas do saber científico e tecnológico, surge com um novo layout. Nessa disposição atual, que busca adequar-se ao formato dos periódicos internacionais e aos novos ambientes virtuais, a apresentação dos autores está resumida aos seus nomes e instituições, constando, ainda, o histórico da submissão do artigo. Outro aspecto interessante é a visualização do acesso à revista nos mais variados lugares, mostrando que as publicações eletrônicas são contemporâneas de um novo tempo, com o qual o IFRN se mantém conectado, numa posição de vanguarda. Este volume é composto de treze artigos com contribuições das várias engenharias: mecânica, civil, química, sanitária, agrícola, biomédica e de computação, além das áreas de gestão ambiental e de educação. O primeiro artigo trata dos combustíveis verdes no Brasil, com uma avaliação da lubricidade do biodiesel B5 e dos óleos de mamona e de coco. Já o segundo artigo traz um estudo sobre as máquinas rotativas utilizadas no cotidiano e seu comportamento dinâmico, apresentando, em particular, uma análise experimental para mancais de deslizamento utilizados em refinaria de petróleo. O artigo seguinte discorre sobre uma alternativa para o aproveitamento de resíduo de calcário, através da incorporação destes em blocos para o uso na construção civil. O quarto artigo, por sua vez, apresenta a seleção de cepas fúngicas com o objetivo de produzir quitozanase, observando sua cinética para determinar melhores condições de produção. Os

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    Jesús Alberto Andrade

    2008-12-01

    beneficio del saber. El conocimiento que se difunde en las revistas científicas ha sido un negocio para las empresas encargadas de valorar cuál es el conocimiento que se debe distribuir; ello termina por convertirse en un proceso de apropiación de la información científica por parte de las empresas transnacionales de la información, que excluye de su apropiación incluso a quien lo produce.Para las transnacionales de la ciencia, el reto del saber es su transformación en mercancía. El control del conocimiento es un importantísimo mecanismo de poder. Hoy en día, ese control está sustentado en una defensa mundial de los derechos de propiedad intelectual y los derechos de patentes para beneficio exclusivo de las grandes multinacionales. Derechos que son definidos como universales y absolutos, y que se manifiestan en muchas de las privatizaciones del conocimiento científico.La gran mayoría de las revistas científicas del mundo forman parte de este mecanismo perversode apropiación intelectual. De ello no escapa el conocimiento producido por gran parte de las universidades del mundo. En una relación bastante perniciosa para la sociedad, los investigadores venden el conocimiento para beneficio individual y no colectivo.Afortunadamente, sitios públicos y gratuitos en la Internet como DIALNET y REDALYC tienenla función y el compromiso de contribuir a la difusión de la actividad editorial científica que se produce, al permitir alojar las publicaciones sin costo alguno, lo cual incide en un aumento significativode la circulación del conocimiento científico.Esperamos que cada vez sean más las fuentes que se comprometen con esta labor de difundir el conocimiento, para hacer de la ciencia un bien público. Sólo falta que ese proceso global reconozcaque en la ciencia, el conocimiento es un bien que debe extenderse sin limitaciones artificiales, porque ello no disminuye el conocimiento de los demás, muy por el contrario, lo incrementa.

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    (Pensamiento, (Palabra y Obra

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    generar futuro vivible, un escenario cada vez más posible de Paz exige reconfigurar el proyecto educativo de la nación considerando volver a la persona, a la producción de sentido estético de sí, al reconocimiento, la aceptación propia y ajena, la construcción simbólica de la reparación y el acercamiento al Otro. Tener a la vista la Paz es, de suyo, el entorno que nos define como promesa de un futuro posible y escenario de creación factible. El Arte nos recuerda nuestra compleja plasticidad, lo que hace decir a Richard Rorty (1996, uno de los más renombrados filósofos de la actualidad, que no hay humanos paradigmáticos; empero, una educación centrada en la persona y nucleada en torno a procesos estéticos y pacificadores, abrirá compuertas para su constitución. El arte es en sí mismo acontecimiento, y, como la Paz, añade vida a la vida, o si no observemos los efectos estéticos del perdón y la reconciliación en los que volvemos al núcleo vital de la humanidad: el anhelo y la certeza de cambio. En el arte, como la educación y en el perdón: hay trasformación, porque son, ante todo, conmemoración de la vida, acontecimientos confirmativos. Lo decimos en palabras de Mario Perniola (2001 “Para la existencia de lo estético se hace esencial, al menos, la posibilidad del fin de un conflicto, de una paz venidera, de un momento pacificador en el que dolor y lucha se vean, sino definitivamente cesados, sí, al menos, momentáneamente suspendidos”.  (p. 194.    Referencias Deleuze, G. (2005 Lógica del sentido. Barcelona: Paidós. Deleuze, G. & Guattari, F. (1980 Mille Plateaux. Capitalisme et schizofrenia. Paris: Les Ediciones du Minuit. Heidegger, M. (1997. Ser y tiempo. Santiago de Chile: Editorial Universitaria Perniola, M. (2001 La estética del siglo XX. Madrid: Antonio Machado Libros. Rorty, R. (1996 Contingencia, Ironía y solidaridad. Barcelona: Paidós.

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available EDITORIAL A apresentação do quinto volume da Revista HOLOS é motivo de alegria, tendo em vista o resultado do Qualis da Capes da área interdisciplinar, a qual qualificou o periódico com conceito “B2”. A revista passa também a ser indexada nas bases da ProQuest: ProQuest SciTech, ProQuest Engineering e ProQuest Technology. Este resultado amplia de forma singular o alcance dos artigos publicados no periódico. Este volume publica artigos resultados de investigações voltadas à área de mineração, importante segmento da economia brasileira com impacto econômico de cerca de 2% do Produto Interno Bruno. Os artigos aqui publicados representam trabalhos de investigações selecionados do III Simpósio de Minerais Industriais, bem como artigos desta área submetidos do fluxo contínuo. As contribuições representam temas de trabalhos das áreas de: •\tCaracterização tecnológica de quartzo grau solar para uso na indústria de energia solar; •\tSustentabilidade das atividades de produção de minerais industriais no nordeste, especificamente em Recife; •\tInvestigações de alternativas de rochas/materiais como fonte para a produção de potássio para a agricultura; •\tCaracterização da atapulgita (Guadalupe-Piauí, da bauxita (Pará e da gipsita (Araripe-Pernambuco; •\tEstudos de flotação de cromita; •\tComportamento da flotação no tamanho da partícula e sua relação com a amina; •\tEstudos de flotação da cromita: relação com as espécies iônicas dissolvidas com oleato; e a seletividade com carboxilmerilcelulose; •\tEstudo de beneficiamento químico e físico de bauxitas do Pará; •\tAnálise da produção de argamassa a partir de resíduos de granito; •\tAnálise dos níveis de radioatividade das areias utilizada para a construção civil em Natal-RN; •\tComportamento do íon manganês na incorporação em cerâmica estrutural; •\tQualidade de sedimentos, um estudo de caso na região de conflu

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    Carolina Santamaría Ulloa

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    ón para el monitoreo de los derechos de los adultos mayores de Argentina y Uruguay, basado en el enfoque de los derechos humanos.El quinto artículo científico realiza una evaluación de la energía y los macronutrientes de la alimentación servida a niños y niñas menores de seis años en centros de cuido y hogares comunitarios de la Gran Área Metropolitana de Costa Rica; en él, Zúñiga y Fernández concluyen que la mayoría de los platos servidos a esta población de estudio no cumplen con el aporte de energía recomendado, mientras que el aporte de carbohidratos superó las recomendaciones en todos los centros estudiados.El sexto artículo nos traslada a México; en él, Reyes y Álvarez evalúan los programas de formación de promotores para la prevención y el control de la tuberculosis en la región fronteriza de Chiapas. Las autoras elaboran sus conclusiones en torno a la importancia de la participación comunitaria para definir el problema de la tuberculosis y reflexionar sobre los posibles caminos a seguir. Se demuestra la eficacia de la capacitación de promotores y su utilidad en el proceso de tratamiento de la tuberculosis a nivel comunitario.Nuestra sección de documentos históricos es un homenaje póstumo a la Dra. Doris Sosa Jara, quien fue decana de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad de Costa Rica por espacio de ocho años, además de activa colaboradora de esta revista. Luis Rosero hace una caracterización del aporte académico de la Dra. Sosa, y nos recuerda su carrera profesional y las cualidades humanas que siempre la caracterizaron.De parte del Comité Editorial de Población y Salud en Mesoamérica, les extendemos las más sinceras gracias a todos los autores por elegirnos como portal electrónico para la publicación de sus estudios académicos e investigaciones, y a los lectores, quienes son los que nos alientan a continuar trabajando para mejorar la calidad de nuestras publicaciones.

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    la toma de decisiones oportunas. Para ello, los valores organizacionales deberían estar alineados con lasnecesidades de cambio que tienen que ver con los valores de las instituciones.Esos son algunos de los retos que hoy enfrentamos y que son tratados en este nueva entrega de Enl@ce, de la mano de expertos que reconocen la necesidad de confrontar sus experienciasy esfuerzos académicos, a través de la publicación de interpretaciones y resultados de análisiscientíficos.Vale la pena recordar que las modificaciones del pensamiento, expresadas en situacionesespaciales y temporales que se presentan en forma de conocimiento, responden a la necesidad detrascender a la tradicional fragmentación de la realidad del conocimiento científico referencial einstrumental, que inspira a buena parte de los trabajos que se publican en revistas limitadas porlos espacios “naturales” de la especialización. Es así como Enl@ce brinda una ventana para elencuentro del amplio conocimiento de la tecnología y la información, que permite confrontar lascontradicciones propias de la mundialización y discusión del conocimiento. Basta revisar el índiceacumulado de este número, para constatar que Enl@ce es una tribuna abierta a la discusión delpensamiento crítico en materia de tecnología, información y conocimiento.Deseo agradecer a los autores que durante este año 2006 confiaron en Enl@ce, porque se sumaron con verdadero entusiasmo a este proyecto editorial, garantizando, una vez más, la calidaddel contenido de esta publicación. Al Fondo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (FONACIT por valorarnuestro esfuerzo, y al Vicerrectorado Académico de la Universidad del Zulia que durante este añoconfió en nuestro trabajo académico e hizo posible la continuidad y la consolidación de Enl@ce.

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    Revista Psicoperspectivas

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    Mantener y mejorar un canal de difusión ya establecido de las líneas de trabajo de la Escuela de Psicología de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso; consolidar un canal de comunicación de enfoques psicológicos y de las ciencias sociales que no siempre encuentran un soporte comunicacional en la Región Latinoamericana; promover una plataforma para la formación y mantención de redes de trabajo nacionales e internacionales; y mejorar su accesibilidad al público.

    Estos son los desafíos que nos planteamos como equipo editorial de la revista PSICOPERSPECTIVAS: INDIVIDUO Y SOCIEDAD y que nos motivaron a proponer e implementar modificaciones significativas en el formato, acceso y gestión de la Revista. Con este Volumen VII invitamos a los lectores a la primera edición completamente digitalizada de la Revista, y a conocer nuestro nuevo sitio web.

    Con la digitalización, queremos aportar a la generación de conocimientos actualizados y contemporáneos en el ámbito de la Psicología y de las Ciencias Sociales, que den respuesta y aprovechen las posibilidades que los avances tecnológicos hoy nos ofrecen, y sean conocidos y compartidos no solo a nivel local sino también nacional e internacional. Para ello, consideramos indispensable mantener una política de acceso abierto al público lector interesado. Deseamos agradecer a Felipe Lavín Zumaeta, alumno de nuestra Escuela, quien ha actuado como gestor y técnico de muchas de las innovaciones tecnológicas que hoy presentamos.

    En esta nueva etapa, hemos introducido además modificaciones que apuntan hacia la profesionalización de la Revista y que en su conjunto significan nuevos desafíos para nuestra Escuela de Psicología. Queremos que la revista PSICOPERSPECTIVAS no solo cumpla con los estándares de calidad internacional —entre ellos, contar con un sistema de revisión de pares— y que en el futuro

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    Zinchenko, Yury P.

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Special section of the third issue of the 6th volume Psychology in Russia: State of the Art presents the papers of the workshop and faculty meeting of the Parmenides Foundation — international scientific community for multi-disciplinary cognitive research building bridges between natural, computer sciences and humanities. The 10th Sino-German Workshop in the Neurosciences and Psychology with 80 participants from 15 countries, held in Hamburg, Germany (1–4 September 2013, was dedicated to the general topic of neglected questions in the field.

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    Laštovička, Jan

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    Roč. 48, č. 9 (2011), s. 1459 ISSN 0273-1177 Institutional support: RVO:68378289 Keywords : COSPAR * space research Subject RIV: DG - Athmosphere Sciences, Meteorology Impact factor: 1.178, year: 2011 https://ac.els-cdn.com/S0273117711005515/1-s2.0-S0273117711005515-main.pdf?_tid=dc1a6194-d365-11e7-a541-00000aab0f6c&acdnat=1511782190_8f09cf2538861ccbd8fd80b07af5905e

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    Alessandro De Gloria

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The second issue of the second volume of IJSG presents papers covering a variety of serious games R&D aspects, from significant user studies to a health application, from an analysis of game-based learning to a description of an interesting system architecture. What I would like to stress is the effort made by several authors – in this one and in previous issues as well – of critically analyzing the values and the features of serious games, in order to pass from the hype of the proclamations – which not always made good to our field - to the rigor and concreteness of science and technology.

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    Hernán Pimienta

    2008-01-01

    Según La Real Academia Española de la Lengua, neurociencia «es la ciencia que se ocupa del sistema nervioso o de cada uno de sus aspectos y funciones especializadas». El Diccionario Webster la define como «any science dealing with the functions, abnormalities, and of the nervous system». La enciclopedia World of the Body de Oxford University Press establece una definición más amplia, en la cual se dice que «La neurociencia es el estudio del sistema nervioso en la salud y en la enfermedad. Est...

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    Eloisa Bordoli, Dra.

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available EDITORIAL               Con sumo agrado presentamos el octavo número de DIDÁSKOMAI. REVISTA DE INVESTIGACIONES SOBRE LA ENSEÑANZA, correspondiente al año 2017. La revista se inscribe en el Departamento de Enseñanza  y Aprendizaje del Instituto de Educación de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad de la República y tiene como finalidad la difusión de los resultados de investigaciones desarrolladas en el campo educativo.             A través de la difusión del trabajo heurístico de los investigadores DIDÁSKOMAI  procura contribuir con los debates teóricos y prácticos producidos en el ámbito académico y educativo. En este marco, se ofrecen producciones provenientes de los estudios didácticos y curriculares así como la interrelación de la enseñanza y la educación con otras disciplinas. En este esfuerzo editorial, el énfasis que se ha procurado impulsar es la inscripción del campo de la educación y la enseñanza en la tradición humanística y científica. Por ello se ha buscado que la revista sea una publicación arbitrada en el marco de los procesos de validación que la comunidad académica ha establecido como legítimos. A partir del número 5, la revista ha sido incluida en el sistema de indexación de LATINDEX.             Es pertinente señalar que los artículos publicados abordan diversos tópicos vinculados con la reflexión teórica y con diversos recortes fenoménicos del complejo y no lineal campo educativo. Los enfoques que se desarrollan se sustentan en diferentes disciplinas y abordajes conceptuales que habilitan la interrogación crítica de los fenómenos y amplían los marcos de comprensión de estos. DIDÁSKOMAI a lo largo de siete años ha alternado números abiertos y temáticos así como un dossier.               Particularmente, en este número se ofrecen cinco artículos temáticos, cuatro vinculados a diversos t

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    André Luis Calado Araújo

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Editorial A revista eletrônica Holos, periódico multidisciplinar do Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Norte (IFRN, apresenta à comunidade científica sua terceira edição de 2008, trazendo 11 artigos inéditos. Com este número, a revista atinge sua meta de publicação de três volumes anuais, que vem sendo alcançada há cinco anos, perfazendo um total de 15 edições no período. Fruto das contribuições contínuas dos grupos de pesquisa do IFRN, os quais apresentam resultados de pesquisas e experiências desenvolvidas nas diversas áreas do conhecimento, a Holos se consolida ainda mais como um canal de difusão científica e tecnológica, na medida em que toma uma dimensão nacional, mostrada pela expressiva presença de artigos de pesquisadores de outras instituições. No primeiro artigo, que resulta de uma monografia de graduação em Controle Ambiental pelo IFRN, tem-se a abordagem de um tema da mais alta relevância, em particular para o município de Natal-RN: a contaminação do aquífero. Os autores avaliam as concentrações de nitrato nas fontes de águas minerais e apontam que, em alguns casos, os índices encontrados já superam o valor máximo recomendável para a potabilidade. O artigo seguinte traz uma introdução à automação residencial a partir da apresentação de dois sistemas de baixo custo, a saber: controle liga/desliga de uma bomba d’água para reservatórios e controle liga/desliga de lâmpadas, que poderiam ser utilizados por portadores de necessidades especiais. Na seqüência, o terceiro trabalho analisa a importância do projeto político-pedagógico (PPP do CEFET-RN e avalia a sua contribuição para um processo de inclusão educacional, destacando a preocupação institucional com o tema. O quarto artigo, por sua vez, aborda a presença de uma vertente barroca na poesia contemporânea, através da análise da lírica armorial de Ariano Suassuna. Já, no quinto

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    André Luis Calado Araújo

    2009-11-01

    contribuição do programa de pós-graduação em geografia da UFRN. Uma reflexão sobre a elaboração de materiais didáticos de língua portuguesa para turmas de Educação de Jovens e Adultos (EJA é apresentada no décimo artigo. O tema é atual e relevante para a docência, tendo em vista que esta modalidade de ensino se amplia no país e mostra-se necessário compartilhar conhecimento, visando elevar os padrões de qualidade da educação brasileira. Este artigo é uma contribuição de pesquisadores do IFRN. Por fim, o último artigo discute um tema dos mais atuais que é a adolescência e o limite. O trabalho apresenta resultados de investigações em sala de aula com estudantes dos cursos técnicos integrados do Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Norte – Campus Natal Central (Natal/RN, onde os alunos conversam entre si sobre o tema adolescência, dois psicólogos constroem um texto onde tentam articular o conceito de adolescência e de limite a partir da realidade vivenciada pelos mesmos nesta instituição educacional. O trabalho é uma contribuição de psicólogos do IFRN. Enfim, o Conselho Editorial da Holos convida os leitores a acessarem a revista a fim de identificar artigos de interesse. Boa leitura! Os Editores Prof. André Luis Calado de Araújo Prof. José Yvan Pereira Leite

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    Adilson Luiz Pinto

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Prezados Leitores,É com muita satisfação que anunciamos a edição do volume 17, número 33 de 2012. Este começo de ano traz novos desafios e promete ares prósperos a Encontros Bibli. Com este número, iniciamos uma nova etapa: passamos da periodicidade semestral para quadrimestral. Além disto, a revista continua seu processo de internacionalização, contando com colaborações de um corpo editorial e com autores renomados da Ciência da Informação mundial. Combinado com a internacionalização e com nova periodicidade, continuamos mantendo nosso foco no compromisso com a qualidade. Em relação aos índices métricos da Encontros Bibli, tivemos um aumento de 13% nas citações de nossos artigos (43,69 no último ano, uma média de 1,72 citações por artigo, e de 1,53 artigos por autoria. Tivemos ainda os seguintes indicadores de presença acadêmica: índice-h = 12 e índice-g = 18. Nossa capa desta edição traz a ponte Hercílio Luz, símbolo de Florianópolis e do Estado de Santa Catarina. Além do inestimável valor histórico, e da beleza da combinação de design e engenharia, vale observá-la como um impressionante produto materializado a partir do uso de informações e de conhecimento aplicado, e como uma metáfora. Pontes conectam lugares, pessoas, tecnologias, redes, organizações, informações, registros do conhecimento e mundos. Pontes são meios, tangíveis ou intangíveis, que unem o real ou o virtual. Pontes virtuais, ou eletrônicas transportam o intangível, encurtam caminhos e aproximam as informações de seus usuários. São pontes informacionais. Pontes informacionais podem ser instrumentos de comunicação científica que nos dão rápido e facilitado acesso a estudos, pesquisas, tecnologias, modelos e conceitos ligados à Ciência da Informação. Como colaborações científicas, resumimos os estudos aceitos nesta edição, tendo dois artigos de caráter mais epistemológico: (i Um olhar sobre a origem da Ci

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    Yeimy Cárdenas

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Editorial Infancia-s, cultura y educaciónUn nutrido número de publicaciones acerca de lainfancia y/o las infancias ratifican la consolida-ción de un campo de discursos que se expandey densifica gracias a la multiplicidad de perspectivasde abordaje teórico y metodológico que aportan al debate sobre lo que ha sido, lo que es y lo que debe ser la infancia. Tales discursos describen y analizan prác-ticas de infantilización que se organizaron en mediode dinámicas sociales e históricas específicas y que seencuentran estrechamente vinculadas con acciones yreflexiones de carácter pedagógico y educativo. Unalectura detallada de ese campo discursivo en AmériLatina evidencia una importante producción de estuca-dios que interrogan la emergencia de saberes sobrela infancia, al mismo tiempo que describen y definenun conjunto de prácticas, especialmente pedagógicas,cuyo propósito es el gobierno de la conducta de esegrupo de individualidades que intentamos definir yatrapar bajo la noción de infancia.Al dedicar este número a la relación infancia-s, cultura y educación, la Revista Pedagogía y Saberes se propone ofrecer a sus lectores un panorama de la diversidad de coordenadas teórico-metodológicas y de diálogos disciplinares que diseñan un lugar para pensar la infancia como objeto de saber y de poder y que definen las formas como nos relacionamos con los sujetos infantiles, en contextos culturalesparticulares. Con esta edición, el Comité Ela revista hace una apuesta por el uso del ditorial de término infancia-s con la intención de expresar el sentidoplural de los modos de ser sujetos, de la diversidad deexperiencias en los primeros años de vida y, también, de las múltiples miradas y formas de pensar, estudiar,investigar y hablar de la(s infancia(s.En la sección Reflexiones se presentan catorce ar-tículos que ofrecen un panorama sobre los saberes yprácticas educativas, gracias a los cuales se construyóuna forma de pensar y

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2015-07-01

    Figura 1 – Principais origens/mídias dos acessos à HOLOS. Fonte – Google Analytics. Disponível no arquivo em pdf. Observando-se a figura, nota-se que apenas 11,7% acessam a revista diretamente pela sua plataforma. Nota-se que o Google é a grande interface de visibilidade dos artigos, assim a escolha do título e das palavras chave são elementos facilitadores para a identificação dos artigos. Ampliar a divulgação nas redes sociais é recomendado aos autores. Por estes lados existe um grande esforço pelo registro da história, em preservá-la e para criar o alicerce para o futuro. Acesse o espaço do sumário e se encontrar algo de interesse, mergulhe entre as linhas, se possível dialogue, compartilhe, enfim quando possível referencie-as!   Natal, 18 de julho de 2015. Prof. José Yvan Pereira Leite

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    Hulme, Mike; Obermeister, Noam; Randalls, Samuel; Borie, Maud

    2018-06-01

    Through their editorializing practices, leading international science journals such as Nature and Science interpret the changing roles of science in society and exert considerable influence on scientific priorities and practices. Here we examine nearly 500 editorials published in these two journals between 1966 and 2016 that deal with climate change, thereby constructing a lens through which to view the changing engagement of science and scientists with the issue. A systematic longitudinal frame analysis reveals broad similarities between Nature and Science in the waxing and waning of editorializing attention given to the topic, but, although both journals have diversified how they frame the challenges of climate change, they have done so in different ways. We attribute these differences to three influences: the different political and epistemic cultures into which they publish; their different institutional histories; and their different editors and editorial authorship practices.

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    2008-11-01

    órico-cultural não propriamente dos meios, mas de procedimentos que colocam numa mesma esfera de construção, novas e velhas mí­dias. Tanto Manovich quanto Ziegfried estudam as novas mí­dias no fluxo das conquistas que marcaram a civilização ocidental. Por isso, os dois estudiosos recorrem à arqueologia. O segundo semestre de 2001 foi particularmente rico de eventos na área dos estudos de comunicação e da semiótica. Dentre as reuniões cientí­ficas realizadas, dois foram noticiados nessa edição. O IV Encontro Internacional sobre o Pragmatismo e o V Congresso Brasileiro de Semiótica. A II Mostra Interpoesia também mereceu espaço nessa sessão. Obras fundamentais foram lançadas enriquecendo os tí­tulos de nossa pesquisa acadêmica. Foram resenhados os livros sobre as matrizes do pensamento, de Lucia Santaella, sobre arquitetura urbana, de Lucrécia Ferrara, sobre a obra de Kellreuter fazem parte dessa galeria. Na sessão de projeto, Paulo Angerami apresenta sua pesquisa fotográfica com câmeras. Embora o projeto editorial de Galáxia tivesse concebido a sessão de notí­cias para o relato de eventos culturais, cientí­ficos e artí­sticos, a revista não se deixa de noticiar as perdas de pessoas ilustres. Com profundo pesar, publicamos aqui a notí­cia do falecimento de Thomas Sebeok, notável semioticista e membro do Comitê Cientí­fico de Galáxia. Sua partida pode nos privar de sua companhia mas não de seus ensinamentos dos quais jamais poderemos abdicar. Irene Machado Editora Cientí­fica

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    Serpil Salaçin

    1996-07-01

    Full Text Available We have received encouraging messages, both from our country and abroad, after publishing our first Bulletin. I wish to thank all of our colleagues who have sent these encouraging messages, and also I thank our advisory board members who have kindly answered our requests of manuscript peerviews immediately and thoroughly. We realise that a great responsibility have been put on our shoulders. We know that the success of The Society of Forensic Medicine Specialists, depends on periodic publishing of the Bulletin, as one of the most important factors. We hope that we shall fulfill most of the expectations. The Bulletin will try to play a role of a bridge over troubled water of forensic sciences in our country towards new perspectives, Also we try to keep close contact with the colleagues all over the world. It is a hard task, but we are hopeful because of the support you have made us feel on every step of this work.

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    Fernanda Daniel

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available This issue of the Portuguese Journal of Behavioral and Social Research has a thematic section on aging with three relevant empirical papers in the field of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The first paper shows differences in social networks among older adults living in the community versus in institutionalized elderly and the role of these networks in loneliness. The second studies the psychometric properties of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory in elderly people also institutionalized. The third presents a preliminary study of a group neuropsychological intervention with elderly people. In contrast, in the non-thematic section, two papers study the psychometric properties of two assessment tools, one on depression and the other on the quality of life in the early stages of the life cycle.

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    Ramazan BAŞTÜRK

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Dear IJATE Authors, Readers and Reviewers:I am very proud to say that International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education has just published its latest issue at http://ijate.net/ For this issue we have accepted 4 papers:- Quality Control in Survey Design: Evaluating a Survey of Educators’ Attitudes Concerning Differentiated Compensation- A Comparison of Logistic Regression Models for Dif Detection in Polytomous- The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS: The Study of Validity and Reliability- Perceptions of Organizational Politics Scale (POPS Questionnaire into Turkish: A Validity and Reliability StudyAs you know that IJATE is an Open Access Journal, which you may download and read free of charge. We invite you to review the Table of Contents and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest. Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,Prof. Dr. Ramazan BAŞTÜRK IJATE, Editor

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    Nace Šumi

    1983-01-01

    Full Text Available La Faculté des Lettres de l'Université de Ljubljana se considère honorée, dans sa double vocation d'institut de recherches et de pédagogie, de pouvoir présenter par ce volume de Linguistica les travaux de la jeune génération de chercheurs, issue de la Faculté; ces travaux étant les thèses de doctorat ès sciences de Mmes Varja Cvetko et Tjaša Miklič, de M. Vladimir Pogačnik et la thèse de troisième cycle de Mlle Jasna Makovec. Le fait d'avoir pu adjoindre aussi le résumé du doctorat de recherches de Mme Darja Globevnik atténue la douleur de sa disparition.

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    David Squires

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available My first encounter with computer-based learning was in 1975 when I trialled packages produced by the Chelsea Science Simulation Project while on teaching practice. Access to the minicomputer running the packages was via modem and teletype, and response times were measured in minutes rather than seconds. Three of the four packages were little more than computer-based lookup tables but the fourth, despite the severe limitations of the technology, inspired me to take computers seriously as tools for learning. The application was a simulation of crossing different strains of fruit fly, a technique beloved of geneticists but impractical for school biology. I was impressed by the use of a computer to achieve something highly educational that was impractical by any other means.

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    Agosta, Fabrizio; Luetkemeyer, P. Benjamin; Lamarche, Juliette; Crider, Juliet G.; Lacombe, Olivier

    2016-10-01

    The present Volume is after the 2015 EGU General Assembly, held in Vienna (Austria), where we convened a session entitled "The role of fluids in faulting and fracturing in carbonates and other upper crustal rocks". In that occasion, more than forty contributions were illustrated as oral and poster presentations. The invitation to contribute to this Volume was extended not only to the session participants, but also to a wider spectrum of researchers working on related topics. As a result, a group of Earth scientists encompassing geologists, geophysicists, geochemists and petrologists contributed to this Volume, providing a sampling of the state-of-the-science on fluids and faulting in carbonate, crystalline and siliciclastic rocks from studies that combine and integrate different methods, including rock mechanics, petrophysics, structural diagenesis and crustal permeability.

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    Selvino José Assmann

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available In this 2008 first semester issue, INTERthesis main goal is to keep faithful to the objective of contributing to the interdisciplinary discussion in Human Sciences, presenting a few articles and an essay concerning the several areas of knowledge. The themes of the six articles are focused on philosophy, political science, environmental studies, education and public health, facing a multiplicity of objects unified by a supradisciplinary approach. The journal opens with an article which discusses the importance of the technological innovations as propellers of the economic development and public politics, starting from a social environmental analysis of the sugar-ethanol industrial activities in Brazil. The authors, Nivaldo Dos Santos, PhD in Law from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP, Charlene Maria de Ávida Plaza, Master in Law in the area of Integration and Relations from the University of Ribeirão Preto (UNAERP-SP, and Viviane Romeiro, Master’s Degree student in Planning of the Energetic System (UNICAMP-SP, without underestimating the economic practices of the sugar-ethanol companies, try to fight for an implementation of policies that promote a sustainability which matches economic, environmental and social interests. Next, Dirce Guilhen, PhD in Bioethics from the University of Brasilia, and professor at that same University, (UnB/DF, and Antonio Macena Figueiredo, doctoral student in Health Sciences (UnB/DF, take over the discussion on the distinctions and similarities between ethics and moral. The article, following the philosophical tradition, tries to clarify conceptual imprecision and confusion, so frequently found even in academic texts. The third article, by Leon Farhi Neto, Master in Philosophy and doctoral student at the Program of Post-Graduation in Philosophy at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC, makes an opportune incursion in the work of Michel Foucault in order to understand the notion

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    Full Text Available Desde 2014, a Em Tese, revista editada pelos discentes do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Sociologia Política (PPGSP da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC, vem passando por uma série de reformulações estruturais. A definição de critérios mais altos na seleção de avaliadores, a introdução de um formulário de avaliação dos artigos para guiar os pareceristas sobre os aspectos que devem ser avaliados e a manutenção da periodicidade na publicação das edições levaram à incorporação da revista em vários indexadores nacionais e internacionais de prestígio. A presença nesses indexadores e a utilização de outras plataformas virtuais, como o facebook, no qual o periódico recentemente atingiu a marca de mil curtidores, por sua vez, ampliou a divulgação das atividades editoriais da revista como as chamadas de artigos e expandiu largamente o número de acessos, que ultrapassam uma centena de milhares de acessos por ano. Os avanços nessa edição ficam por conta da incorporação da revista a mais um indexador importante, o Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ. Além disso, houve o acréscimo de importantes ferramentas internas que melhoram os processos de edição do periódico, tal como o desenvolvimento [ainda em construção] de um manual de “passo a passo” indicando cada etapa de edição da Em Tese, bem como, um guia de orientações de posturas éticas para nortear e sistematizar o trabalho dos membros do corpo editorial. Iniciativas como essas, visam conferir maior profissionalismo à revista e, consequentemente, maior segurança a seus colaboradores e leitores. A crescente respeitabilidade da revista no meio acadêmico, medida principalmente pela diversificação e amplitude nacional dos artigos recebidos, é prova do acerto dessa estratégia. Neste tocante em particular, a presente edição da revista traz pela primeira vez um artigo assinado por um pesquisador estrangeiro – no caso, Jorge Botelho

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    Javier Hernández Fernández

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available En una publicación del 25 de julio de 2014 en la prestigiosa revista Plos Genetics, se propuso la siguiente hipótesis: “Un 99% del genoma humano no codifica proteínas, ¿cuánta de esta fracción no codificante de las secuencias de ADN tiene un papel funcional importante?” Al comparar las secuencias del genoma de diferentes especies se identificaron regiones genómicas cuya evolución ha sido inesperadamente lenta, lo que sirve como una señal de la selección natural en la secuencia funcional. A través de este método, investigadores en la Universidad de Oxford lograron estimar que un 8,2% (7,1%–9,2% del genoma humano es funcional (Rands et al., 2014. Esto contrasta con lo estimado por Encode, un consorcio de varias universidades y grupos de investigacion que en 2012 publicó en las revistas Science y Nature, resultados que permitían concluir que el 80% del genoma tiene funciones bioquímicas.

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    João Lupi

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available The current issue of INTERthesis presents a variety of peculiar articles, reviews and translations on Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology, but with frequent incidences – and this is the point that calls our attention the most – in two aspects that one can infer from reading between the lines, when not clearly mentioned: the political repercussions of theoretical issues or basic science, and the review of methodology and concepts. The problem of the poverty scandal in a globalized civilization, technically able to solve all humanity’s sufferings, does not have its genesis in the political will alone, or in the administrative corruption, but, according to Diamantino Machado, also in the way in which the social sciences have defined poverty: deviant behavior of those who, supposedly able to determine how to eliminate poverty, fail to determine the theoretical tools and, in practice, build the reproduction of the evil instead. Ana Maria Fernandez writes the book review of Conflitos Ambientais no Brasil (Environmental Conflicts in Brazil by Henri Ascelrad. The author highlights the challenge of finding instruments for analysis in order to interpret the complexity of the social, ecological and political processes, which bring Nature to the innermost parts of the social conflicts. Failure on the conceptualization of movement, always badly explained, is what Giorgio Agamben, in Selvino Assmann’s translation, says has led people against politicization; a dominion of the people by the parties corresponds to the apparent democracy of the concept. It’s similar to Gilberto Ferreira da Silva’s and Rejane Penna’s criticisms towards the studies about people with African background in the graduate studies in Brazil: instead of contributing to the overcoming of unfair situations motivated by racism, the researches ostentatiously display a very little consistent methodology, mainly in spoken interviews, harming this way the results and the

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    Full Text Available This issue of Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC features research and teaching proposals from both sides of the Atlantic. In a globalized and interconnected world, cooperation among researchers and higher education professionals is paramount. Equally important, as Steven Maranville argues in this issue’s featured essay, is recognizing being a scholar and researcher means being first and foremost a thinker. Higher education institutions are sanctuaries of knowledge, and faculty members are key in promoting understanding and the free flow of ideas among teachers and students. In the information Age, online tools have proven vital precisely in promoting knowledge and cooperation across oceans and frontiers. As more and more higher education institutions use the Internet in order to reach a wider student audience, the new challenges of online learning require new tools for faculty communication. As such, Eric Nordin and Peter John Anthony conducted research related to the development of a support website for online faculty. Such measures seem to be necessary, as they may lead to improvements in the quality of online teaching and learning. There is another research piece included in this issue that deals as well with improving the quality of teaching and learning. Luis Alberto D’Elia and Diane Wishart have investigated on both sides of the Atlantic, in Canada and Spain, how proper teacher training at the college level may lead to better youth engagement in science classes. Faculty in Education departments must become aware of the needs and challenges youth face in science learning in order to better train the teachers that will serve them. This is why more higher education professionals should engage in high school programs that prepare students for college. Oftentimes, previous educational experiences do not properly prepare students for college life, resulting in withdrawals, longer times to degree completion, or even unwillingness

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    -acceptance, among others. The authors analyzed the results of the self- evaluations and provide recommendations on how educators and program administrators could evaluate and improve wellness in counseling students and the implications of psychological wellness in the professional practice of counselors. In a study aimed at determining readiness and potential for program accreditation, Loushine tested a curriculum assessment method to assess the curricula of two safety degree programs, specifically, if the components of the curricula align with the knowledge requirements for the professional practice of occupational safety. The author explains how the exercise of evaluating the curricula, including obtaining feedback from faculty and students, proved to be an effective tool to identify strengths and weaknesses in the programs and an outstanding resource for program improvement. Kam and Hoop evaluated an interaction-guided approach in science courses offered entirely online to elementary and middle school teachers in a Master’s degree program. The researchers studied how an inquiry-based, hands-on model encourages interaction among learners in science courses and how that ultimately results in collaborative learning in the online environment and development of tools and skills that could be useful for educators. The Editors

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    Renzo Ramírez Bacca

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available HiSTOReLo, en su Vol. 6, No. 11 (2014, ofrece distintas novedades, que marcan el inicio de una nueva fase de profesionalización del proyecto. El primero es la aceptación de la revista en la plataforma de SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online Colombia y en las bases bibliográficas con Comité de Selección: Social Sciences Abstracts y Urban Studies Abstracts. Estas ofrecerán a los autores una mayor visibilidad e impacto en el ámbito global. Asimismo, nuestra base de datos aumenta a 1206 registros permanentes (lectores, revisores y autores y los seguidores en Facebook se elevan a 1319, lo cual abre un nuevo horizonte de comunicación en el campo de los latinoamericanistas norteamericanos y público latinoamericano. También, estamos participando en la actual convocatoria de medición en el Sistema Nacional de Publicaciones – Publindex (Colombia, con el propósito de mejorar nuestra categoría de indexación. Así,  queremos mejorar la calidad de nuestros pares evaluadores nacionales e internacionales, y ser estrictos con la duplicidad y el plagiarismo en los textos, buscando con ello mejorar las buenas prácticas en la comunidad académica. En adelante, el lanzamiento de la revista se hará el enero y julio, con el fin de no incurrir en retrasos en la periodicidad y tener la vigencia apropiada para efectos de marcación de los distintos títulos. Es por ello que el Vol. 6, No. 12 (2014 estará en línea a partir del 1ro de julio de 2014.

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    Lewis

    1998-12-01

    In this issue of the Journal of Helminthology I have much pleasure in including a selection of papers drawn from two workshops, one on 'Nematode Population Genetics' and another on the 'Ecology of Fish Parasites' held in April 1998 at Exeter during the Spring Meeting of the British Society for Parasitology (BSP).The aim of the workshop on 'Nematode Population Genetics' convened by Dr Mark Viney, University of Edinburgh, is to review the current state of knowledge of this topic and to consider future research priorities. Following Mark Viney's overview, Michael Blouin, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA, considers the effects of parasite life histories on mitochondrial DNA diversity in nematodes. Marleen Roos et al., Institute for Animal Science and Health and the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, then review polymorphic DNA markers in the genome of parasitic nematodes whereas in the fourth and final paper of this series Alison Galvani and Sunetra Gupta, University of Oxford, consider the effects of mating probability on the population genetics of nematodes.Two papers from the workshop on the 'Ecology of Fish Parasites', convened by Professor Clive Kennedy, University of Exeter, focus on the community ecology of helminths in fish and include a study by Clive Kennedy et al., University of Exeter and University of Rome on the 'Composition and diversity of helminth communities in eels in the River Tiber: long term changes and comparison with insular Europe'. This is followed by an invited paper by William Font, Southeastern Louisiana University, USA on 'Parasites in paradise: patterns of helminth distribution in Hawaiian stream fishes'.I wish to express my grateful thanks to Mark Viney and Clive Kennedy for their assistance in the publication of these papers for this special issue.

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    José Yvan P. Leite

    2015-12-01

    • Dislexia nas séries iniciais do ensino fundamental: como facilitar o aprendizado, 4419 visualizações desde 2011-03-14. Da última publicação, em 30 de setembro, até a presente data, o periódico foi acessado por 20.490 usuários, com visualização de 79.759 páginas, com duração média de 2:37 minutos , onde estes dados foram coletados pelo GoogleAnalytics. A novidade entre os dez países com maior número de acessos são as presenças da Angola (0,31%, da Rússia (0,19% e da Colômbia(0,11%. Neste número são publicados 41 artigos entre as áreas de engenharia, administração, ciências contábeis, educação, saúde, cultura, entre outras. O lançamento desta edição acontece no X Congresso Norte-Nordeste de Pesquisa e Inovação – CONNEPI, em Rio Branco/Acre, como afirmação da importância da Rede Federal para a interlocução pesquisa e inovação.  Este evento é realizado pela primeira vez em 2006, no Campus Central do IFRN, em Natal/RN, tendo percorrido neste período os vários Estados do Norte-Nordeste com o objetivo de difundir e consolidar a pesquisa nos Institutos Federais. Esta editoria tem compromisso com a valoração deste grande evento. No IFRN é tempo de renovação, eleições para diretores gerais e reitor. Portanto, neste momento é preciso fazer revisões bibliográficas, coletar dados, escrever pacientemente os resultados e, concluir com a melhor escolha para os próximos quatro anos. Os clarões advindos da crise política instalada no país coloca em dificuldades os avanços sociais e o desenvolvimento científico e tecnológico, assim, é tempo de perseverar pela manutenção  das boas iniciativas e de aprender a definir prioridades.   As conquistas obtidas com a periocidade e qualidade devem ser perseguidas neste período. Assim, neste momento a editoria agradece a confiança daqueles que reservam parte do seu trabalho enviando-os a este periódico e os pareceristas ad hoc, que os qualificam.  Por fim, informo a

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    Zoran Velagić

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This issue of Libellarium features papers based on presentations at the Publishing trends and contexts conference which took place in Pula, Croatia, on December 6-7, 2013 (http://epubconf.sanjamknjige.hr. The conference has gathered a group of experts from prominent European universities in Sweden, Scotland, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia and Croatia. Together with The e-books research project managed by the Universities of Gothenburg and Borås (http://projectebooks.wordpress.com and International Book Science Conference organized by Vilnius University, (http://www.ibsc.kf.vu.lt this new conference reflects both the rising interest in modern publishing in smaller European markets and the reinforcement of ties between the dynamic and progressive publishing industry and the scientific research of its trends and contexts. The two crucial questions were: what is the advantage of publishing in small markets as opposed to big ones, and which successful business models are best suited for small language markets. Most speakers, needless to say, observed these questions in regard to new technologies and phenomena like e-publishing and e-books. The conference, on the one hand, has identified many similarities between small markets, but on the other, showed great differences in the overall acceptance and infrastructural support for e-content development. Among the conclusions based on the presentations and discussions, three are of particular importance. Firstly, small markets have many faces. Markets are shaped by cultural and intellectual heritage, publishing tradition and reading habits, complex political and economic processes, scope, infrastructure, etc. E-books are not intended for ideal, naive readers, but rather for markets which are already influenced by numerous past and present developments. Secondly, a small market is always bilingual, if not multilingual. E-books in national languages, usually distributed via national platforms, are a minority

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    2015-07-01

    Magmatic degassing plays a key role in the dynamics of volcanic activity and also in contributing to the carbon, water and sulphur volatile cycles on Earth. Quantifying the fluxes of magmatic gas emitted from volcanoes is therefore of fundamental importance in Earth Science. This has been recognised since the beginning of modern volcanology, with initial measurements of volcanic SO2 flux being conducted with COrrelation SPECtrometer instruments from the late seventies. While COSPEC measurements continue today, they have been largely superseded by compact grating spectrometers, which were first introduced soon after the start of the 21st Century. Since 2006, a new approach to measuring fluxes has appeared, that of quantitative imaging of the SO2 slant column amount in a volcanic plume. Quantitative imaging of volcanic plumes has created new opportunities and challenges, and in April 2013 an ESF-funded MeMoVolC workshop was held, with the objectives of bringing together the main research groups, create a vibrant, interconnected, community, and examine the current state of the art of this new research frontier. This special issue of sixteen papers within the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research is the direct result of the discussions, intercomparisons and results reported in that workshop. The papers report on the volcanological objectives of the plume imaging community, the state of the art of the technology used, intercomparisons, validations, novel methods and results from field applications. Quantitative plume imaging of volcanic plumes is achieved by using both infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths, with each wavelength offering a different trade-off of strengths and weaknesses, and the papers in this issue reflect this wavelength flexibility. Gas compositions can also be imaged, and this approach offers much promise in the quantification of chemical processing within plumes. One of the key advantages of the plume imaging approach is that we can achieve

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    Interactive Multimedia Courseware (E-Craft For Craft Education” written by Salyani OSMAN, Noraidah SAHARI, and Nor Azan Mat ZIN from Faculty of Information Science & Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,Bangi Selangor, Malaysia. The aim of this paper is to test, analyse and discuss the importance of received positive feedback which signifies the courseware is considered acceptable for effectiveness study and help for further improve of the e-CRAFT courseware. The fourth article is titled as “Integrating Lmss in The Educational Process: Greek Teachers’ Initial Perceptions About Lams”, written by Spyros PAPADAKIS from Hellenic Open University, Nikos DOVROS from University of Crete and Giorgos PASCHALIS from University of Patras and Eleni ROSSIOU, University of Macedonia, Greece. This paper has investigated the initial perceptions of Greek teachers about the integration of LAMS, a Learning Activity Management System, in the educational praxis. Through a multifaceted research method, involving a small scale participatory action research, the research team attempted to investigate the preconditions required to integrate LAMS in the everyday lesson. The 5th article is titled as “Odl Students’ Perceived Computer Literacy Competencies, Expectations of Support Intention To Use And Perseverance ”. Written by Hendrik D. ESTERHUIZEN, Seugnet BLIGNAUT (Corresponding author, Suria M. ELLIS and Christo J. ELS from School of Continuing Teacher Education, Faculty of Education Sciences, Potchefstroom, South Africa. This paper reports on disadvantaged South African practising teachers’ perceptions on computer literacy competencies while studying to improve their teaching qualifications. During the process of developing a learning technology integration framework for the School of Continuing Teacher Education at North-West University, South Africa, an initial exploratory survey identified issues and themes for systemic inquiry, in order to provide substance to the

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    Juan Antonio Villanueva Jiménez

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    of oil contamination on forages and soil is reported, the use of edible insects in coffee agroecosystems is analyzed, and the distribution of Ceratozomia mexicana in preserved and disturbed environments is revised. This menu of topics represents the richness of our agroecosystems. They are also a chessboard of the variety of researchers from the central area of the Gulf of Mexico. We believe that the will the scientific community from Veracruz has put into the organization of their annual Forest and Agricultural and Livestock Scientific-Technological Meeting for the last 24 years, has allowed the consolidation of the effort, talent and collaboration of the researchers from the region. “Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems” has hosted the best works presented at the meeting celebrated in 2011, aiming to spread the diversity of topics and interactions that are given in food production and in the rural sphere in the tropics. We are very thankful for the kind sponsorship of this journal, which is a strong compromise we take very seriously in order to preserve the quality standards of this important electronic media for the diffusion of science. H. Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico. November 13, 2012 Juan A. Villanueva-Jiménez and Concepción del Carmen Ahuja-Aguirre Section Editors

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    Márcio Matias

    2012-01-01

    universitárias com a análise de artigos da base de dados Wilson Library Literature and Information Science Full Text. Na continuação, é apresentada uma análise e discussão das informações arquivísticas, obtidas a partir do Sistema de Informações para o Ensino, da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, no módulo de registro e alterações de projetos, no que se refere à autenticidade e à fidedignidade destas informações; e; outro trabalho atrelado à preservação digital, apresentado como um problema real a ser solucionado pelas instituições, principalmente aquelas que têm por obrigação legal a manutenção de documentos em longo prazo, seja para atendimento a demandas do cidadão, seja para preservação da história institucional, relatado no artigo “Metodologia para implantação de programas de preservação de documentos digitais a longo prazo”. Na mesma linha de informação e preservação digital, temos o livro digital, que nos dias atuais começa a ganhar espaço junto aos leitores; o trabalho “A arquitetura do livro digital na plataforma Google: um estudo exploratório” observa que as editoras digitais estão pensando em preservar as características da obra em sua versão impressa. Concluindo os artigos, contamos com dois estudos; o primeiro enfoca a era da Complexidade, que exige novas formas de realinhar o conhecimento decorrente das Ciências Contábeis, frisando o imperativo da construção de modelos que transformem o conhecimento em um ativo compartilhado por meio de ações e atos colaborativos, ilustrado pelo artigo “Wikicounting: repensando a contabilidade pela perspectiva Noética”; o segundo estudo trata de uma análise webométrica, que enfoca informações sobre Educação Ambiental frente ao que é produzido e difundido pelas páginas web brasileiras; demonstra um amplo envolvimento das esferas institucionais, governo, setor privado, universidade, e terceiro setor, que disponibilizam suas ações por meio eletr

  9. Editorial

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    Jesús Alberto Andrade

    2011-01-01

    íticas que hacen muchos expertos en materia de ciencia y tecnología, abogan por un regresoa las estructuras científicas del pasado. Sin embargo, la hipocresía no ha dejado de existir. Desde los másaferrados detractores del gobierno nacional, hasta quienes defienden la gran “política nacional” en materia de Ciencia y Tecnología acudieron al llamado realizado por el ONCTI con el fin de participar en el nuevo PEI, cuyo incentivo se centra casi exclusivamente en los aspectos monetarios. Como política científica apunta, al igual que lo hacía el PPI, a la promoción del investigador y no de la investigación. No se trata, en principio, de elevar los niveles de hacer ciencia, sino más bien de realizar ajustes al deteriorado ingreso que reciben los investigadores del país. Se trata por lo tanto, de políticas de estímulo para que quienes se dediquen a las actividades de investigación, lo hagan con un ingreso adicional al que perciben en sus centros de trabajos, siempre y cuando el proyecto de investigación que desarrollen esté enmarcado dentro del Plan Nacional Simón Bolívar.Una de las contradicciones de mayor peso es la que concierne a las publicaciones científicas. En el anterior PPI, se calificaba la calidad de las publicaciones realizadas por los participantes. Un criterio, por ejemplo, era que la publicación científica para ser aceptada debía ser hecha en una revista que al menos estuviera registrada en uno de los siguientes índices: Latindex Catálogo, Science Citation Index Expanded, Biosis, Med Line/Pub-Med, Scielo Internacional, CLASE, Mathematical Review, Cover to Cover o Compedex, y ello servía como un criterio de calidad. Con el PEI, no existe un parámetro que señale la calidad de la publicación; el instructivo indica que se considerará prioritaria si la revista es venezolana, no se indica nada en relación con su calidad. Basta con que el trabajo sea arbitrado para ser aceptado como un producto de investigación e innovación. Quizás por

  10. Exploring the APA Fifth Edition "Publication Manual"'s Impact on the Analytic Preferences of Journal Editorial Board Members.

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    Capraro, Mary Margaret; Capraro, Robert M.

    2003-01-01

    Studied the reporting preferences of editorial board members of four scholarly journals in education and psychology with regard to analytic practices in the fifth edition of the American Psychological Association "Publication Manual." Responses of 106 board members show the movement toward reform in research reporting practices. (SLD)

  11. Editorial introduction. Special Issue for the European Academy of Forensic Science

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    Meuwly, Didier; Meuwly, D.

    2013-01-01

    On behalf of the Editorial Board, I would like to welcome you to this special edition of Forensic Science International. It commemorates the conference of the European Academy of Forensic Science held in The Hague from August 20th to 24th 2012 and reflects the diversity and the scientific level

  12. Editorial | Tiwari | International Journal of Engineering, Science and ...

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    Journal Home > Vol 7, No 3 (2015) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. Username, Password, Remember me, or Register. Editorial. Prabhakar Tiwari, S.N. Singh. Abstract. No Abstract. Full Text: EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT.

  13. Nuclear analytical methods in the life sciences

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    A survey is given of various nuclear analytical methods. The type of analytical information obtainable and advantageous features for application in the life sciences are briefly indicated. These features are: physically different basis of the analytical method, isotopic rather than elemental

  14. Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences: Editorial Policies

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    Also, areas of Laboratory Science, Technology, Mathematical Sciences, Microbiology, Physics, Medical Sciences and Zoology form part of the contents ... BUSINESS/CIRCULATION EDITOR ... Environment, Bayero University, Kano, Nigerian.

  15. Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences: Editorial Policies

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    Biomedical Engineering Biotechnology in relation to Medicine Clinical Sciences Dental Sciences Environment and Health Health Economics and Management Health Information Management Hygiene and Health Education Legal Aspects of Healthcare Medical Education Nursing Sciences Pharmaceutical Sciences

  16. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences: Editorial Policies

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    The Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences is a biannual journal ... S.A. Isezuo, College of Health Sciences, UsmanuDanfodiyo University, Sokoto, ... of Mathematics, Statistics Unit, UsmanuDanfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria. 7.

  17. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences: Editorial ...

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    The International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences (IJBCS) is a journal ... IJBCS publishes original research papers, critical up-to-date and concise ... Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio ...

  18. Journal of Science and Technology (Ghana): Editorial Policies

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    Journal of Science and Technology (Ghana) ... from original research whether pure or applied in the various aspects of academic ... University Books & Publications Committee, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

  19. Deriving Earth Science Data Analytics Requirements

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    Kempler, Steven J.

    2015-01-01

    Data Analytics applications have made successful strides in the business world where co-analyzing extremely large sets of independent variables have proven profitable. Today, most data analytics tools and techniques, sometimes applicable to Earth science, have targeted the business industry. In fact, the literature is nearly absent of discussion about Earth science data analytics. Earth science data analytics (ESDA) is the process of examining large amounts of data from a variety of sources to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations, and other useful information. ESDA is most often applied to data preparation, data reduction, and data analysis. Co-analysis of increasing number and volume of Earth science data has become more prevalent ushered by the plethora of Earth science data sources generated by US programs, international programs, field experiments, ground stations, and citizen scientists.Through work associated with the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation, ESDA types have been defined in terms of data analytics end goals. Goals of which are very different than those in business, requiring different tools and techniques. A sampling of use cases have been collected and analyzed in terms of data analytics end goal types, volume, specialized processing, and other attributes. The goal of collecting these use cases is to be able to better understand and specify requirements for data analytics tools and techniques yet to be implemented. This presentation will describe the attributes and preliminary findings of ESDA use cases, as well as provide early analysis of data analytics toolstechniques requirements that would support specific ESDA type goals. Representative existing data analytics toolstechniques relevant to ESDA will also be addressed.

  20. Editorial | Editorial

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    Full Text Available Galáxia chega ao seu segundo número. Passada a cerimônia de batismo, é hora de enfrentar a não menos difí­cil tarefa de garantir a consolidação de seu perfil editorial na área de sua competência cientí­fica. Espera-se que os leitores de Galáxia - ou, quem sabe?, seus futuros colaboradores - estejam cada vez mais esclarecidos sobre a opção pela diversidade, tanto aquela que diz respeito à transdisciplinaridade, quanto aquela que acolhe a variedade temática, base da linha editorial que desenhou esse projeto. Concebida como uma constelação - que se explicita na escolha do nome, no design gráfico, nas articulações das áreas envolvidas - Galáxia não se enquadra no perfil das revistas temáticas que se fecham em torno de uma única questão ou de um mesmo objeto, compilando sobre eles os vários pontos de vista ou seus desdobramentos possí­veis. Isso não quer dizer que não haja nela espaço para esse tipo de encaminhamento. Na verdade, Galáxia procurou desenhar um lugar - as sessões - em função dos gêneros que reúnem um conjunto diferenciado de abordagens, assegurando, assim, a transdisciplinaridade. Para os ensaios temáticos projetou o Fórum; para os textos analí­ticos, a sessão Artigos. Notí­cias, Projetos, Diálogos, Entrevistas e outros gêneros que possam ser incorporados no futuro definem as sessões que tanto podem estar centradas num único tema quanto abertas para explorações diversificadas. Cada uma, a seu modo, oscila entre o caráter ensaí­stico, a análise aplicada ou experimentação crí­tico-criativa. Neste segundo número, a seção Fórum acolheu dois ensaios que enfrentam a difí­cil tarefa de explicitar não só a essência como também o caráter da abordagem semiótica para a compreensão e análise da comunicação polí­tica. Eric Landowski e Gianfranco Marrone desenvolvem, à luz da sociossemiótica, um diálogo estreito sobre a natureza dos próprios regimes de sentido e

  1. Editorial: The researcher and the research in criminal sciences in contemporaneity

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    Caíque Ribeiro Galícia

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    Full Text Available This editorial presents a general analysis of the contemporary reality of the researcher and research in criminal sciences in Brazil. The researcher's profile is sought as an important component to understand the choices of criminal science research guidelines, with a focus on overcoming the false claim of impartiality of the subject-researcher. In this panorama, an analysis of legal research in Brazil is made, highlighting the most important role in the better understanding of legal science, but also as a factor of social, cultural, political and economic development.

  2. Editorial Editorial

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    José Luiz Aidar Prado

    2008-11-01

    enquanto abrigo de representações e sentidos. Julio Pinto (PUC-MG e Patrícia Moran (UFMG examinam a improvisação audiovisual dos VJs e sua poética imagética que incorpora imagens-clichê. A diversidade dos textos apresentados acolhe, em gradações variadas, o debate entre tendências que realçam a contribuição das tecnociências e/ou do contexto histórico, social e político, com ênfase que recai ora nas acelerações do contemporâneo ora na resistência da memória cultural. Dois livros são comentados nas Resenhas. O livro de Janice Caiafa, Aventura das cidades, é apresentado por Angela Prysthon, abordando as experiências comunicacionais nas metrópoles urbanas segundo pesquisas etnográficas. O outro livro, resenhado por Giovandro Ferreira, é organizado por Antônio Fausto Neto, com título Os mundos da mídia, e examina os textos midiáticos pelas análises do discurso. José Luiz Aidar Prado e Amálio Pinheiro Comissão Editorial

  3. Journal of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology: Editorial ...

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    Focus and Scope. Journal of Applied Science Engineering and Technology accepts and publishes articles on Engineering, Physical Sciences and all fields of Technology and Biotechnology. It is published twice a year by the FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, NIGERIA. The journal covers ...

  4. Journal of Medical and Biomedical Sciences: Editorial Policies

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    Focus and Scope. Journal of Medical and Biomedical Science publishes original, novel, peer-reviewed reports that pertain to medical and allied health sciences; confirmatory reports of previously described phenomena that either contain a novel finding or are of such magnitude to enhance the field; as well as laboratory or ...

  5. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences: Editorial ...

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    African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. ... in conjunction with appointed reviewers throughout Africa and overseas for special topics. ... Professor A.L. Toriola (Exercise and Sports Science) Tshwane University of ...

  6. Journal of the Ghana Science Association: Editorial Policies

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    ... technology. However, in addition to the conference papers, other original articles, reviews and short communications are invited from authors. ... Published three times a year. ... Victoria Dzogbefia, College of Science, KNUST, Kumasi Prof.

  7. South African Journal of Animal Science: Editorial Policies

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    Papers dealing with production aspects of animal products and sociological aspects of ... that they are scientific by nature and have been carried out in a systematic way. ... Our mission is to advance animal science and promote viable animal ...

  8. Editorial: Defining materials science: A vision from APL Materials

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    Full Text Available These are exciting times for materials science—a field which is growing more rapidly than any other physical science discipline. More than ever, the field is providing the vital link between science and engineering, between pure and applied. But what is the subject's definition and why is the field ballooning? I address these questions in the context of how APL Materials intends to play a role in advancing this important field. My introspective focus arises as we approach the first year anniversary of APL Materials.

  9. Report of the marketing science editorial review committee

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    Fader, Peter S.; Bronnenberg, B.J.J.A.M.; Lyer, Ganesh; Neslin, Scott A.; Netzer, Oded; Srinivasan, Kannan

    2014-01-01

    This is an abridged version of an evaluation report for Marketing Science, which was commissioned by the INFORMS Publications Committee as part of its periodic review of every INFORMS journal. The coauthors listed here comprised the task force that conducted the research project and strategic

  10. Data Science und Analytics in Bibliotheken

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    Full Text Available Bibliotheken sind in einer priviligierten Situation: Sie verwalten riesige Mengen von Daten und Informationen. Data Science und Analytics-Methoden ermöglichen es Bibliotheken, den Inhalt, den sie verwalten, voll auszunutzen, um den Nutzern bessere Informationen, Suche und Empfehlungen zu bieten.

  11. Analytical Techniques in the Pharmaceutical Sciences

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    Leurs, Ulrike; Mistarz, Ulrik Hvid; Rand, Kasper Dyrberg

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    Mass spectrometry (MS) offers the capability to identify, characterize and quantify a target molecule in a complex sample matrix and has developed into a premier analytical tool in drug development science. Through specific MS-based workflows including customized sample preparation, coupling...

  12. Editorial: The Sackler International Prize in Biophysical Sciences

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    Frydman, Lucio

    2018-02-01

    The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize is awarded alternatively in the fields of Biophysics, Chemistry and Physics on a yearly basis, by Tel Aviv University. The price is intended to encourage dedication to science, originality and excellence, by rewarding outstanding scientists under 45 years of age, with a total purse of 100,000. The 2016 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize was awarded in the field of Magnetic Resonance last February in a festive symposium, to three excellent researchers: Professor John Morton (University College London), Professor Guido Pintacuda (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and CNRS), and Professor Charalampos Kalodimos (at the time at the University of Minnesota). John was recognized for his novel contributions to quantum information processing, by means of a range of highly elegant physical phenomena involving both NMR and EPR. Guido was recognized for his methodological advances in solid state NMR spectroscopy, including advances in proton detection under ultrafast MAS at ultrahigh magnetic field, and for his insightful applications to challenging biological systems. While Charalampos (Babis) was recognized for beautifully detailed characterizations of structure, function, and dynamics in challenging and important biological systems through solution NMR spectroscopy.

  13. EDITORIAL NOTE

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    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the. Editorial Board and reviewers for their support. I would want to single out Professor Karen Lyons (PhD, CQSW, Emeritus Professor,. International Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,. London Metropolitan University, UK) for immense contribution during.

  14. Effective modelling for predictive analytics in data science ...

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    Effective modelling for predictive analytics in data science. ... the nearabsence of empirical or factual predictive analytics in the mainstream research going on ... Keywords: Predictive Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Project Planning.

  15. Theory and Theorizing in Nursing Science: Commentary from the Nursing Research Special Issue Editorial Team.

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    Jairath, Nalini N; Peden-McAlpine, Cynthia J; Sullivan, Mary C; Vessey, Judith A; Henly, Susan J

    Articles from three landmark symposia on theory for nursing-published in Nursing Research in 1968-1969-served as a key underpinning for the development of nursing as an academic discipline. The current special issue on Theory and Theorizing in Nursing Science celebrates the 50th anniversary of publication of these seminal works in nursing theory. The purpose of this commentary is to consider the future of nursing theory development in light of articles published in the anniversary issue. The Editorial Team for the special issue identified core questions about continued nursing theory development, as related to the nursing metaparadigm, practice theory, big data, and doctoral education. Using a dialogue format, the editors discussed these core questions. The classic nursing metaparadigm (health, person, environment, nursing) was viewed as a continuing unifying element for the discipline but is in need of revision in today's scientific and practice climates. Practice theory and precision healthcare jointly arise from an emphasis on individualization. Big data and the methods of e-science are challenging the assumptions on which nursing theory development was originally based. Doctoral education for nursing scholarship requires changes to ensure that tomorrow's scholars are prepared to steward the discipline by advancing (not reifying) past approaches to nursing theory. Ongoing reexamination of theory is needed to clarify the domain of nursing, guide nursing science and practice, and direct and communicate the unique and essential contributions of nursing science to the broader health research effort and of nursing to healthcare.

  16. Proceedings of the Indian Analytical Science Congress: analytical science for innovations in green energy, technology and industry - souvenir

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    2013-01-01

    The theme of IASC - 2013 is 'Analytical Science for innovations in Green Energy, Technology and Industry'. This theme was chosen to emphasize the unprecedented opportunities for analytical science and technology in the field of green energy, technology and industry, while at the same time recognizing the special challenges faced by analytical science in this field. The objective of the conference is to advance research, development and innovation in analytical sciences for the benefit of its application in the areas of green science and technology. The growing role of analytical science in green energy, technology and industry are significant. The next few years will witness more momentous achievements of analytical science as well as its application in green energy, technology and industry contributing towards the benefit of mankind in terms of healthy, productive, long and comfortable life. Papers relevant to INIS are indexed separately

  17. EDITORIAL: Announcing the 2006 Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Awards

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    Foss, John; Dewhurst, Richard; Fujii, Kenichi; Regtien, Paul

    2007-07-01

    Since 1991, Measurement Science and Technology has awarded a Best Paper prize. The Editorial Board of this journal believes that such a prize is an opportunity to thank authors for submitting their work, and serves as an integral part of the on-going quality review of the journal. The current breadth of topical areas that are covered by MST has made it advisable to expand the recognition of excellent publications. Hence, since 2005 the Editorial Board have presented 'Outstanding Paper Awards' in four subject categories: Fluid Mechanics; Measurement Science; Precision Measurements; and Sensors and Sensing Systems. 2006 Award Winners—Fluid Mechanics The article 'Molecular tagging velocimetry and thermometry and its application to the wake of a heated circular cylinder' by Hui Hu and Manoochehr Koochesfahani, published in volume 17, issue 6, pp 1269-1281, was selected by the cognizant Editorial Board Members as the Outstanding Paper in Fluid Mechanics for 2006. This consensus selection was accompanied by the collective judgment that a number of other very strong contributions were published in 2006. These other papers have been added to the 2006 Highlights in the electronic version of the journal. The paper by Hu and Koochesfahani is recognized for its contribution to the use of molecular tagging techniques in the service of velocity and temperature measurements. The paper clearly articulates the prior state-of-the-art in this area and it communicates the required equipment and procedures to utilize this experimental tool. The capabilities of their technique are made apparent by the simultaneous (u,v,T) observations in the wake of a circular cylinder. The normalized heat flux vectors, (\\overline{u_j'T'})/U\\Delta T, demonstrate one of the beneficial results of obtaining a whole-field view of the velocity and temperature distributions. The authors also have carefully noted the intrinsic limitations of their technique. 2006 Award Winners—Measurement Science The

  18. EDITORIAL: Announcing the 2005 Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Awards

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    Foss, John; Dewhurst, Richard; Fujii, Kenichi; Regtien, Paul

    2006-06-01

    Since 1991, Measurement Science and Technology has awarded a Best Paper prize. The Editorial Board of this journal believes that such a prize is an opportunity to thank authors for submitting their work, and serves as an integral part of the on-going quality review of the journal. The current breadth of topical areas that are covered by MST has made it advisable to expand the recognition of excellent publications. Hence, in 2005 the Editorial Board decided to present 'Outstanding Paper Awards' in four subject categories: Fluid Mechanics; Measurement Science; Precision Measurements; and Sensors and Sensing Systems. 2005 Award Winners—Fluid Mechanics The Fluid Mechanics working group, chaired by Professor John Foss, was unanimous in its recommendation for the paper authored by J Chen and J Katz (Johns Hopkins University, USA) 'Elimination of peak-locking error in PIV analysis using the correlation mapping method', published in volume 16, issue 8, pp 1605 1618. The essence of the following citation was provided by Board Member Dr Mark Wernet: The paper of Chen and Katz describes a technique for eliminating the 'peak locking' bias error endemic to estimating the PIV correlation peak location. Particle image velocimetry (PIV) is used widely in both fundamental and applied fluid mechanics. In essence, a two-dimensional velocity map is extracted from two successive high-resolution images of light scattered by minute tracer particles. The incident light is derived from two laser beams which have been expanded into sheets. A precise time delay is imposed between the two laser light sheets. The cross-correlation of the scattered light intensity within corresponding small interrogation regions in the two images gives the displacement of the particles and hence the local velocity. Typically, in PIV processing, the correlation peak location is determined by fitting a curve through the correlation peak. This process is known to suffer from a bias error where the estimated

  19. Surface enhanced raman spectroscopy analytical, biophysical and life science applications

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    Covering everything from the basic theoretical and practical knowledge to new exciting developments in the field with a focus on analytical and life science applications, this monograph shows how to apply surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for solving real world problems. From the contents: * Theory and practice of SERS * Analytical applications * SERS combined with other analytical techniques * Biophysical applications * Life science applications including various microscopies Aimed at analytical, surface and medicinal chemists, spectroscopists, biophysicists and materials scientists. Includes a Foreword by the renowned Raman spectroscopist Professor Wolfgang Kiefer, the former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy.

  20. Earth Systems Science: An Analytic Framework

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    2011-01-01

    Earth Systems Science (ESS) is emerging rapidly as a discipline and is being used to replace the older earth science education that has been taught as unrelated disciplines--geology, meteorology, astronomy, and oceanography. ESS is complex and is based on the idea that the earth can be understood as a set of interacting natural and social systems.…

  1. Carbon nanotubes and graphene in analytical sciences

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    Perez-Lopez, B.; Merkoci, A.

    2012-01-01

    Nanosized carbon materials are offering great opportunities in various areas of nanotechnology. Carbon nanotubes and graphene, due to their unique mechanical, electronic, chemical, optical and electrochemical properties, represent the most interesting building blocks in various applications where analytical chemistry is of special importance. The possibility of conjugating carbon nanomaterials with biomolecules has received particular attention with respect to the design of chemical sensors and biosensors. This review describes the trends in this field as reported in the last 6 years in (bio)analytical chemistry in general, and in biosensing in particular. (author)

  2. EDITORIAL: Announcing the 2007 Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Awards

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    Foss, John; Dewhurst, Richard; Fujii, Kenichi; Regtien, Paul

    2008-05-01

    Since 1991, Measurement Science and Technology has awarded a Best Paper prize. The Editorial Board of this journal believes that such a prize is an opportunity to thank authors for submitting their work, and serves as an integral part of the on-going quality review of the journal. The current breadth of topical areas that are covered by MST has made it advisable to expand the recognition of excellent publications. Hence, since 2005 the Editorial Board have presented 'Outstanding Paper Awards' in four subject categories: Fluid Mechanics; Measurement Science; Precision Measurements; and Sensors and Sensing Systems. 2007 Award Winners—Fluid Mechanics An adaptive sampling and windowing interrogation method in PIV R Theunissen, F Scarano and M L Riethmuller von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Chaussée de Waterloo 72, 1640 Sint-Genesius Rode, Belgium and Department of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, PO Box 5058, 2600 GB Delft, The Netherlands The co-authored paper [1] has been selected as the Outstanding Paper in Fluid Mechanics for 2007. This paper provides a strategy whereby the placement and the size of the interrogation regions are adapted to the image signal strength (seeding density) and the spatial variations of the velocity magnitudes. Two, quite distinct, test cases demonstrate the efficacy of their method: a shockwave- boundary layer interaction and an aircraft vortex wake. The Selection Committee—Drs T Fansler, J Foss, I Marusic, S Morris, K Okamoto and M Wernet—selected this paper from a strongly competitive shortlist of four candidates. Their selection process was influenced by the perceived utility of the contribution to the numerous investigators who utilize PIV methods. 2007 Award Winners—Measurement Science Broadband single cell impedance spectroscopy using maximum length sequences: theoretical analysis and practical considerations Tao Sun, Shady Gawad, Catia Bernabini, Nicolas G Green and Hywel Morgan

  3. The Representation of Iran’s Nuclear Program in British Newspaper Editorials: A Critical Discourse Analytic Perspective

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available In this study, Van Dijk’s (1998 model of CDA was utilized in order to examine the representation of Iran’s nuclear program in editorials published by British news casting companies. The analysis of the editorials was carried out at two levels of headlines and full text stories with regard to the linguistic features of lexical choices, nominalization, passivization, overcompleteness, and voice. The results support biased representation in media discourse, in this case Iran’s nuclear program. Likewise, the findings approve Bloor and Bloor (2007 ideological circles of Self (i.e., the West and Other (i.e., Iran or US and THEM in the media. The findings may be utilized to increase Critical Language Awareness (CLA among EFL teachers / students and can promise implications for ESP materials development and EAP courses for the students of journalism.

  4. Synthèse: Revue des Sciences et de la Technologie: Editorial Policies

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    The manuscripts are scanned through an anti-plagiarism software. - The instructions to authors must be respected. Once the submitted manuscript has met these requirements, it is assigned to a member of the editorial board to conduct the double-blind peer-reviewing process. The anonymous submitted manuscript is send ...

  5. Editorial Note

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    van der Meer, F.; Ommen Kloeke, E.

    2015-07-01

    With this editorial note we would like to update you on the performance of the International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation (JAG) and inform you about changes that have been made to the composition of the editorial team. Our Journal publishes original papers that apply earth observation data for the management of natural resources and the environment. Environmental issues include biodiversity, land degradation, industrial pollution and natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods and landslides. As such the scope is broad and ranges from conceptual and more fundamental work on earth observation and geospatial sciences to the more problem-solving type of work. When I took over the role of Editor-in-Chief in 2012, I together with the Publisher set myself the mission to position JAG in the top-3 of the remote sensing and GIS journals. To do so we strived at attracting high quality and high impact papers to the journal and to reduce the review turnover time to make JAG a more attractive medium for publications. What has been achieved? Have we reached our ambitions? We can say that: The submissions have increased over the years with over 23% for the last 12 months. Naturally not all may lead to more papers, but at least a portion of the additional submissions should lead to a growth in journal content and quality.

  6. ESIP Earth Sciences Data Analytics (ESDA) Cluster - Work in Progress

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    Kempler, Steven

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this poster is to promote a common understanding of the usefulness of, and activities that pertain to, Data Analytics and more broadly, the Data Scientist; Facilitate collaborations to better understand the cross usage of heterogeneous datasets and to provide accommodating data analytics expertise, now and as the needs evolve into the future; Identify gaps that, once filled, will further collaborative activities. Objectives Provide a forum for Academic discussions that provides ESIP members a better understanding of the various aspects of Earth Science Data Analytics Bring in guest speakers to describe external efforts, and further teach us about the broader use of Data Analytics. Perform activities that:- Compile use cases generated from specific community needs to cross analyze heterogeneous data- Compile sources of analytics tools, in particular, to satisfy the needs of the above data users- Examine gaps between needs and sources- Examine gaps between needs and community expertise- Document specific data analytics expertise needed to perform Earth science data analytics Seek graduate data analytics Data Science student internship opportunities.

  7. EDITORIAL: Quantum science and technology at the nanoscale Quantum science and technology at the nanoscale

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    Demming, Anna

    2010-07-01

    The development of quantum theory was an archetypal scientific revolution in early twentieth-century physics. In many ways, the probabilities and uncertainties that replaced the ubiquitous application of classical mechanics may have seemed a violent assault on logic and reason. 'Something unknown is doing we don't know what-that is what our theory amounts to,' Sir Arthur Eddington famously remarked, adding, 'It does not sound a particularly illuminating theory. I have read something like it elsewhere: the slithy toves, did gyre and gimble in the wabe' [1]. Today, quantum mechanics no longer seems a dark art best confined to the boundaries of physics and philosophy. Scanning probe micrographs have captured actual images of quantum-mechanical interference patterns [2], and familiarity has made the claims of quantum theory more palatable. An understanding of quantum effects is essential for nanoscale science and technology research. This special issue on quantum science and technology at the nanoscale collates some of the latest research that is extending the boundaries of our knowledge and understanding in the field. Quantum phenomena have become particularly significant in attempts to further reduce the size of electronic devices, the trend widely referred to as Moore's law. In this issue, researchers in Switzerland report results from transport studies on graphene. The researchers investigate the conductance variance in systems with superconducting contacts [3]. Also in this issue, researchers in Germany calculate the effects of spin-orbit coupling in a molecular dimer and predict nonlinear transport. They also explain how ferromagnetic electrodes can be used to probe these interactions [4]. Our understanding of spin and the ability to manipulate it has advanced greatly since the notion of spin was first proposed. However, it remains the case that little is known about local coherent fluctuations of spin polarizations, the scale on which they occur, how they are

  8. EDITORIAL: Big science at the nanoscale Big science at the nanoscale

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    Reed, Mark

    2009-10-01

    In 1990, the journal Nanotechnology was the first academic publication dedicated to disseminating the results of research in what was then a new field of scientific endeavour. To celebrate the 20th volume of Nanotechnology, we are publishing a special issue of top research papers covering all aspects of this multidisciplinary science, including biology, electronics and photonics, quantum phenomena, sensing and actuating, patterning and fabrication, material synthesis and the properties of nanomaterials. In the early 1980s, scanning probe microscopes brought the concepts of matter and interactions at the nanoscale into visual reality, and hastened a flurry of activity in the burgeoning new field of nanoscience. Twenty years on and nanotechnology has truly come of age. The ramifications are pervasive throughout daily life in communication, health care and entertainment technology. For example, DVDs have now consigned videotapes to the ark and mobile phones are as prevalent as house keys, and these technologies already look set to be superseded by internet phones and Blu-Ray discs. Nanotechnology has been in the unique position of following the explosive growth of this discipline from its outset. The surge of activity in the field is notable in the number of papers published by the journal each year, which has skyrocketed. The journal is now published weekly, publishing over 1400 articles a year. What is more, the quality of these articles is also constantly improving; the average number of citations to articles within two years of publication, quantified by the ISI impact factor, continues to increase every year. The rate of activity in the field shows no signs of slowing down, as is evident from the wealth of great research published each week. The aim of the 20th volume special issue is to present some of the very best and most recent research in many of the wide-ranging fields covered by the journal, a celebration of the present state of play in nanotechnology and

  9. Analytic innovations for air quality modeling | Science ...

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    The presentation provides an overview of ongoing research activities at the U.S. EPA, focusing on improving long-term emission projections and the development of decision support systems for coordinated environmental, climate and energy planning. This presentation will be given on October 10th, 2016, at the Johns Hopkins Dept. of Environmental Health and Engineering as part of the Environmental Science and Management Seminar Series.

  10. Analytical Chemistry in the Regulatory Science of Medical Devices.

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    Wang, Yi; Guan, Allan; Wickramasekara, Samanthi; Phillips, K Scott

    2018-06-12

    In the United States, regulatory science is the science of developing new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of all Food and Drug Administration-regulated products. Good regulatory science facilitates consumer access to innovative medical devices that are safe and effective throughout the Total Product Life Cycle (TPLC). Because the need to measure things is fundamental to the regulatory science of medical devices, analytical chemistry plays an important role, contributing to medical device technology in two ways: It can be an integral part of an innovative medical device (e.g., diagnostic devices), and it can be used to support medical device development throughout the TPLC. In this review, we focus on analytical chemistry as a tool for the regulatory science of medical devices. We highlight recent progress in companion diagnostics, medical devices on chips for preclinical testing, mass spectrometry for postmarket monitoring, and detection/characterization of bacterial biofilm to prevent infections.

  11. Earth Science Data Analytics: Preparing for Extracting Knowledge from Information

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    Kempler, Steven; Barbieri, Lindsay

    2016-01-01

    Data analytics is the process of examining large amounts of data of a variety of types to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations and other useful information. Data analytics is a broad term that includes data analysis, as well as an understanding of the cognitive processes an analyst uses to understand problems and explore data in meaningful ways. Analytics also include data extraction, transformation, and reduction, utilizing specific tools, techniques, and methods. Turning to data science, definitions of data science sound very similar to those of data analytics (which leads to a lot of the confusion between the two). But the skills needed for both, co-analyzing large amounts of heterogeneous data, understanding and utilizing relevant tools and techniques, and subject matter expertise, although similar, serve different purposes. Data Analytics takes on a practitioners approach to applying expertise and skills to solve issues and gain subject knowledge. Data Science, is more theoretical (research in itself) in nature, providing strategic actionable insights and new innovative methodologies. Earth Science Data Analytics (ESDA) is the process of examining, preparing, reducing, and analyzing large amounts of spatial (multi-dimensional), temporal, or spectral data using a variety of data types to uncover patterns, correlations and other information, to better understand our Earth. The large variety of datasets (temporal spatial differences, data types, formats, etc.) invite the need for data analytics skills that understand the science domain, and data preparation, reduction, and analysis techniques, from a practitioners point of view. The application of these skills to ESDA is the focus of this presentation. The Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation Earth Science Data Analytics (ESDA) Cluster was created in recognition of the practical need to facilitate the co-analysis of large amounts of data and information for Earth science. Thus, from a to

  12. Developing Healthcare Data Analytics APPs with Open Data Science Tools.

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    Hao, Bibo; Sun, Wen; Yu, Yiqin; Xie, Guotong

    2017-01-01

    Recent advances in big data analytics provide more flexible, efficient, and open tools for researchers to gain insight from healthcare data. Whilst many tools require researchers to develop programs with programming languages like Python, R and so on, which is not a skill set grasped by many researchers in the healthcare data analytics area. To make data science more approachable, we explored existing tools and developed a practice that can help data scientists convert existing analytics pipelines to user-friendly analytics APPs with rich interactions and features of real-time analysis. With this practice, data scientists can develop customized analytics pipelines as APPs in Jupyter Notebook and disseminate them to other researchers easily, and researchers can benefit from the shared notebook to perform analysis tasks or reproduce research results much more easily.

  13. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal 50th anniversary editorial board commentary: anatomy, basic sciences, and genetics--then and now.

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    Mooney, Mark P; Cooper, Gregory M; Marazita, Mary L

    2014-05-01

    To celebrate the 50th year of the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal we look back to where we started in 1964 and where we are now, and we speculate about directions for the future in a "Then and Now" editorial series. This editorial examines changing trends and perspectives in anatomical, basic science, and genetic studies published in this 50-year interval. In volume 1 there were 45 total papers, seven (16%) of which were peer-reviewed basic science and genetic articles published: four in anatomy, three in craniofacial biology, and none in genetics. In contrast, in volume 50, of 113 articles there were 47 (42%) peer-reviewed basic science and genetic articles published: 30 in anatomy, five in craniofacial biology, and 12 in genetics. Topical analysis of published manuscripts then and now reveal that similar topics in anatomy and craniofacial biology are still being researched today (e.g., phenotypic variability, optimal timing of surgery, presurgical orthopedics, bone grafting); whereas, most of the more recent papers use advanced technology to address old questions. In contrast, genetic publications have clearly increased in frequency during the last 50 years, which parallels advances in the field during this time. However, all of us have noticed that the more "cutting-edge" papers in these areas are not being submitted for publication to the journal, but instead to discipline-specific journals. Concerted efforts are therefore indicated to attract and publish these cutting-edge papers in order to keep the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal in the forefront of orofacial cleft and craniofacial anomaly research and to provide a valuable service to American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association members.

  14. An Analysis of Earth Science Data Analytics Use Cases

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    Shie, Chung-Lin; Kempler, Steve

    2014-01-01

    The increase in the number and volume, and sources, of globally available Earth science data measurements and datasets have afforded Earth scientists and applications researchers unprecedented opportunities to study our Earth in ever more sophisticated ways. In fact, the NASA Earth Observing System Data Information System (EOSDIS) archives have doubled from 2007 to 2014, to 9.1 PB (Ramapriyan, 2009; and https:earthdata.nasa.govaboutsystem-- performance). In addition, other US agency, international programs, field experiments, ground stations, and citizen scientists provide a plethora of additional sources for studying Earth. Co--analyzing huge amounts of heterogeneous data to glean out unobvious information is a daunting task. Earth science data analytics (ESDA) is the process of examining large amounts of data of a variety of types to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations and other useful information. It can include Data Preparation, Data Reduction, and Data Analysis. Through work associated with the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation, a collection of Earth science data analytics use cases have been collected and analyzed for the purpose of extracting the types of Earth science data analytics employed, and requirements for data analytics tools and techniques yet to be implemented, based on use case needs. ESIP generated use case template, ESDA use cases, use case types, and preliminary use case analysis (this is a work in progress) will be presented.

  15. General Editorial on Publication Ethics

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 19; Issue 1. General Editorial on Publication Ethics. R Ramaswamy. General Editorial Volume 19 Issue 1 January 2014 pp 1-2. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/019/01/0001-0002 ...

  16. Enabling Analytics in the Cloud for Earth Science Data

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    Ramachandran, Rahul; Lynnes, Christopher; Bingham, Andrew W.; Quam, Brandi M.

    2018-01-01

    The purpose of this workshop was to hold interactive discussions where providers, users, and other stakeholders could explore the convergence of three main elements in the rapidly developing world of technology: Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Analytics, [for earth science data].

  17. Union breeds strength [Editorial

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    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available In the field of research in general, and scientific communication in particular, working in networks is essential in order to improve joint projects and increase the chances of expanding results. For several years now, the editor of this journal, Victoria Tur Viñes, PhD, has given me the chance to collaborate, first as a member of the Scientific Committee, next as Editorial Secretary in charge of coordinating several monographs, and now as co-editor. To paraphrase the writer González Moore, “generosity is always the best path”. Undoubtedly, the act of sharing time and locations means that new synergies come together, moving towards one single objective: for the Mediterranean Journal of Communication to continue gaining in prestige as a wide-ranging source of knowledge that continues to reap success. Talking of success, in May we received the great news that RMC is now indexed in EMERGING SOURCE CITATION INDEX (ESCI - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters. Scientific publications that are being evaluated to be included in the Web of Science Core Collections Web of Science (SCI, SSCI & A&HCI appear in this database. This inclusion is a major boost to the journal’s visibility and will allow us to have citation metrics in the database.

  18. Writing Editorials.

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    Pappas, Marjorie L.

    2003-01-01

    Presents a thematic unit for middle schools on editorial writing, or persuasive writing, based on the Pathways Model for information skills lessons. Includes assessing other editorials; student research process journals; information literacy and process skills; and two lesson plans that involve library media specialists as well as teachers. (LRW)

  19. Analytical Chemistry at the Interface Between Materials Science and Biology

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    O' Brien, Janese C. [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)

    2000-09-21

    Likedlessentid sciences, anal~cd chetis~continues toreinvent itself. Moving beyond its traditional roles of identification and quantification, analytical chemistry is now expanding its frontiers into areas previously reserved to other disciplines. This work describes several research efforts that lie at the new interfaces between analytical chemistry and two of these disciplines, namely materials science and biology. In the materials science realm, the search for new materials that may have useful or unique chromatographic properties motivated the synthesis and characterization of electrically conductive sol-gels. In the biology realm, the search for new surface fabrication schemes that would permit or even improve the detection of specific biological reactions motivated the design of miniaturized biological arrays. Collectively, this work represents some of analytical chemistry’s newest forays into these disciplines. The introduction section to this dissertation provides a literature review on several of the key aspects of this work. In advance of the materials science discussion, a brief introduction into electrochemically-modulated liquid chromatography (EMLC) and sol-gel chemistry is provided. In advance of the biological discussions, brief overviews of scanning force microscopy (SFM) and the oxidative chemistry used to construct our biological arrays are provided. This section is followed by four chapters, each of which is presented as a separate manuscript, and focuses on work that describes some of our cross-disciplinary efforts within materials science and biology. This dissertation concludes with a general summary and future prospectus.

  20. Web-based Visual Analytics for Extreme Scale Climate Science

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    Steed, Chad A [ORNL; Evans, Katherine J [ORNL; Harney, John F [ORNL; Jewell, Brian C [ORNL; Shipman, Galen M [ORNL; Smith, Brian E [ORNL; Thornton, Peter E [ORNL; Williams, Dean N. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we introduce a Web-based visual analytics framework for democratizing advanced visualization and analysis capabilities pertinent to large-scale earth system simulations. We address significant limitations of present climate data analysis tools such as tightly coupled dependencies, ineffi- cient data movements, complex user interfaces, and static visualizations. Our Web-based visual analytics framework removes critical barriers to the widespread accessibility and adoption of advanced scientific techniques. Using distributed connections to back-end diagnostics, we minimize data movements and leverage HPC platforms. We also mitigate system dependency issues by employing a RESTful interface. Our framework embraces the visual analytics paradigm via new visual navigation techniques for hierarchical parameter spaces, multi-scale representations, and interactive spatio-temporal data mining methods that retain details. Although generalizable to other science domains, the current work focuses on improving exploratory analysis of large-scale Community Land Model (CLM) and Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) simulations.

  1. Editorial note

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Editorial note of the Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis, vol. 21, Postmodern Spirituality, based on papers read at the symposium on Postmodern Spirituality held at Åbo, Finland, on 11–13 June 2008.

  2. Editorial 2017: Reflections and Current Insights

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    Full Text Available The Croatian Journal of Fisheries (Croat J Fish continues in its effort to maintain an important role among scientific and professional journals in fisheries. In the aim of increasing the visibility of academic publications, De Gruyter Open has teamed up with Kudos. Croat J Fish has been accepted into BIOSIS Citation Index under Clarivate Analytics - Web of Science. CiteScore metrics from Scopus are presented below. The Editorial also provides information on the articles published in 2016, as well as a list of reviewers who participated in the review process.

  3. Editorial 2015/X/2

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    Full Text Available This new issue brings (together with the reviewed papers that focus on environmentally oriented approaches at all levels of education in several countries of Europe also translated article Convergence Between Science and Environmental Education originally published in Science in 2014. The editorial briefly discusses the starting position of the Czech Republic in the Sustainable Development Goals process.

  4. EDITORIAL: Announcing the 2010 Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Awards Announcing the 2010 Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Awards

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    Foss, John; Dewhurst, Richard; Fujii, Kenichi; Regtien, Paul

    2011-06-01

    Since 1991, Measurement Science and Technology has awarded a Best Paper prize. The Editorial Board of this journal believes that such a prize is an opportunity to thank authors for submitting their work, and serves as an integral part of the on-going quality review of the journal. The current breadth of topical areas that are covered by MST has made it advisable to expand the recognition of excellent publications. Hence, since 2005 the Editorial Board have presented 'Outstanding Paper Awards' in four subject categories: Fluid Mechanics; Measurement Science; Precision Measurements; and Sensors and Sensing Systems. Although the categories mirror subject sections in the journal, the Editorial Board consider articles from all categories in the selection process. This year, for example, the winning article of the Outstanding Paper Award in Sensors and Sensing Systems was an article published in the 'Novel Instrumentation' section. 2010 Award Winners—Fluid Mechanics Assessment of pressure field calculations from particle image velocimetry measurements John J Charonko, Cameron V King, Barton L Smith and Pavlos P Vlachos Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA VT-WFU School of Biomedical Engineering & Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Utah State University, UMC4130, Logan, UT 84322, USA Measuring p(t) in the interior of a flow field is one of the most challenging measurements in our field of study. An accurate knowledge of these interior pressures is of considerable value for fundamental studies. Since the gradient of the pressure appears in the Navier-Stokes equations, a knowledge of the pressure at a bounding surface followed by operations on the measured velocity components within the flow field can be analytically related to the pressure at an interior location. Bringing this long-recognized possibility to operational status has been greatly aided by the advent of

  5. Guest Editorial: Special Section on Learning Systems for Science and Technology Education

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    Bredeweg, B.; McLaren, B.M.; Biswas, B.

    2013-01-01

    Computer-based technology can significantly enhance science education and training, as well as shape both what and how people learn. With this special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT), we present contributions that address education and training in science and technology

  6. Challenges in Modern Anti-Doping Analytical Science.

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    Ayotte, Christiane; Miller, John; Thevis, Mario

    2017-01-01

    The challenges facing modern anti-doping analytical science are increasingly complex given the expansion of target drug substances, as the pharmaceutical industry introduces more novel therapeutic compounds and the internet offers designer drugs to improve performance. The technical challenges are manifold, including, for example, the need for advanced instrumentation for greater speed of analyses and increased sensitivity, specific techniques capable of distinguishing between endogenous and exogenous metabolites, or biological assays for the detection of peptide hormones or their markers, all of which require an important investment from the laboratories and recruitment of highly specialized scientific personnel. The consequences of introducing sophisticated and complex analytical procedures may result in the future in a change in the strategy applied by the Word Anti-Doping Agency in relation to the introduction and performance of new techniques by the network of accredited anti-doping laboratories. © 2017 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  7. EDITORIAL: Announcing the 2011 Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Awards Announcing the 2011 Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Awards

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    Foss, John; Dewhurst, Richard; Fujii, Kenichi; Regtien, Paul; Tatam, Ralph

    2012-06-01

    Since 1991, Measurement Science and Technology has awarded a Best Paper prize. The Editorial Board of this journal believe that such a prize is an opportunity to thank authors for submitting their work, and serves as an integral part of the on-going quality review of the journal. The current breadth of topical areas that are covered by MST has made it advisable to expand the recognition of excellent publications. Hence, since 2005 the Editorial Board have presented 'Outstanding Paper Awards'. This year awards were presented in the areas of 'Measurement Science', 'Fluid Mechanics' and 'Precision Measurement'. Although the categories mirror subject sections in the journal, the Editorial Board consider articles from all categories in the selection process. 2011 Award Winners—Measurement Science Simultaneous measurement of internal and surrounding flows of a moving droplet using multicolour confocal micro-particle image velocimetry (micro-PIV) M Oishi, H Kinoshita, T Fujii and M Oshima Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan Whilst the award last year [1] was concerned with the application of microscopy to ultra-high vacuum dynamic force measurements, this year's award [2] goes to another micro-measurement technique, one concerned with measurements related to particle image velocimetry. The technique relates to multiphase flow in microfluidic devices, and offers a non-contact methodology for examining simultaneous dynamic interactions between flows having different phases. There are several features which make this an excellent paper. It introduces its subject with a clear and concise description of previous advances in related measurement methods, before introducing the additional feature of two-colour fluorescent monitoring of flow in two independent optical channels. By adapting a

  8. Dispersed publication of editorial research

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    Rosenberg, Jacob; Pommergaard, Hans-Christian; Vinther, Siri

    2015-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: There seems to be no dedicated journals available for publication of editorial research in the biomedical sciences; that is research into editorial or publication process issues involving the scientific approach to writing, reviewing, editing and publishing. It is unknown where papers...... journals with a median of one article per journal (range: 1-17). CONCLUSION: The publication of papers on editorial research seems to be dispersed. In order to increase the visibility of this research field, it may be reasonable to establish well-defined platforms such as dedicated journals or journal...

  9. Can Organization Studies Begin to Break Out of the Normal Science Straitjacket? An Editorial Essay.

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    Daft, Richard L.; Lewin, Arie Y.

    1990-01-01

    Discusses the motivation and reasons behind the new journal "Organization Science." Goals for the journal include hopes that it will play a role in enhancing research relevance and incorporate ideas and methods from other disciplines. (54 references) (MLF)

  10. Editorial Commentary: A Model for Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair and for Basic Science Investigations.

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    Brand, Jefferson C

    2018-04-01

    "Breaking the fourth wall" is a theater convention where the narrator or character speaks directly to the audience. As an Assistant Editor-in-Chief, as I comment on a recent basic science study investigating rotator cuff repair, I break the fourth wall and articulate areas of basic science research excellence that align with the vision that we hold for our journal. Inclusion of a powerful video strengthens the submission. We prefer to publish clinical videos in our companion journal, Arthroscopy Techniques, and encourage basic science video submissions to Arthroscopy. Basic science research requires step-by-tedious-step analogous to climbing a mountain. Establishment of a murine rotator cuff repair model was rigorous and research intensive, biomechanically, radiographically, histologically, and genetically documented, a huge step toward the bone-to-tendon healing research summit. This research results in a model for both rotator cuff repair and the pinnacle of quality, basic science research. Copyright © 2018 Arthroscopy Association of North America. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Editorial. The 'Beauty Fallacy' Religion, science and the aesthetics of knowledge

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    Arianna Borrelli

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available The relationship between science and religion has been, and still is, the subject of much discussion, both among scholars of religion and among historians and philosophers of science. Despite the cultural and historical complexity of the issue, since the nineteenth century the question of the interaction between science and religion has been constantly framed in the rather simple terms of their mutual ‘compatibility’ or ‘exclusion’. The historical roots of such discussions are entwined with the emergence both of modern science as a practice and an ideal, and of the field of the cultural study of religion. It was in the modern period that the assertion of the existence of a ‘conflict’ between science and religion emerged and a series of binary oppositions were constructed, such as those between ‘rational’ scientific knowledge and ‘irrational’ religious belief, or between an ‘objective’ scientific representation of reality and the poetic imagination allegedly characteristic of religious traditions and mythology.

  12. PHYTOREMEDIATION: STATE OF THE SCIENCE CONFERENCE AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTS. EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION AND SPECIAL COMMENTARY

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    It is a pleasure to present six papers in this issue, selected from presentations at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Conference, Phytoremediation: State of the Science held May 1-2, 2000 in Boston, MA, USA. These papers highlight some of the many advances reported...

  13. Editorial: Child psychology and psychiatry - using science to make a difference.

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    Fearon, R M Pasco

    2017-04-01

    The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry has, I think it is fair to say, a special place in the hearts of scientists and scientist-practitioners working broadly in the field of developmental psychopathology. How would you put into words what it is we all love about the journal? Answers on a postcard please! For me, in addition to the high quality of the science, there is something unique about JCPP's open-minded, eclectic yet rigorous and methodologically pluralistic style that makes it stand out from the rest. © 2017 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

  14. European analytical column No. 36 from the Division of Analytical Chemistry (DAC) of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS)

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    Karlberg, Bo; Emons, Hendrik; Andersen, Jens Enevold Thaulov

    2008-01-01

    European analytical column no. 36 from the division of analytical chemistry (DAC) of the European association for chemical and molecular sciences (EuCheMS)......European analytical column no. 36 from the division of analytical chemistry (DAC) of the European association for chemical and molecular sciences (EuCheMS)...

  15. Analytical chemistry in nuclear science and technology: a scientometric mapping

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    Kademani, B.S.; Kumar, Anil; Kumar, Vijai

    2007-01-01

    This paper attempts to analyse quantitatively the growth and development of Analytical Chemistry research in Nuclear Science and Technology in terms of publication output as reflected in International Nuclear Information System (INIS) database (1970-2005). During 1970-2005 a total of 8224 papers were published. There were only seven papers published in 1970. Thereafter, a tremendous explosion of literature was observed in this area. The highest number of papers (636) were published in 1985. The average number of publications published per year was 228.44. United States topped the list with 1811 publications followed by USSR with 1688 publications, Germany with 777 publications, India with 730 publications and Hungary with 519 publications. Authorship and collaboration trend was towards multi-authored papers as 80.3 percent of the papers were collaborative is indicative of the multidisciplinary nature of research activity. The most prolific authors were: B. F. Myasoedov, AN SSSR Moscow Inst. Geokhimii I Analitisheskoi Khimii, Russian Federation with 84 publications, M. Sudersanan, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India with 67 publications, P.Vanura and V. Jedinakova Krizova both from Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic with 54 publications each, S. Gangadharan, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India with 47 publications, V.M. Ivanova , M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation with 45 publications and Yu. A Zolotov Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation with 40 publications. The journals most preferred by the scientists for publication of papers were : Zhurnal Analiticheskoj Khimii with 713 papers, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry with 409 papers, Analytical Chemistry Washington with 364 papers, Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry with 324 papers, Indian Journal of Chemistry, Section A with 251 papers, and Journal of Analytical Chemistry of the USSR with 145 papers. The high

  16. Editorial: A Celebration of the Ties That Bind Us: Connections between Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance

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    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available In the nearly thirty years since Hans Buhlmann (Buhlmann (1987 set out the notion of the Actuary of the Third Kind, the connection between Actuarial Science (AS and Mathematical Finance (MF has been continually reinforced. As siblings in the family of Risk Management techniques, practitioners in both fields have learned a great deal from each other. The collection of articles in this volume are contributed by scholars who are not only experts in areas of AS and MF, but also those who present diverse perspectives from both industry and academia. Topics from multiple areas, such as Stochastic Modeling, Credit Risk, Monte Carlo Simulation, and Pension Valuation, among others, that were maybe thought to be the domain of one type of risk manager are shown time and again to have deep value to other areas of risk management as well. The articles in this collection, in my opinion, contribute techniques, ideas, and overviews of tools that specialists in both AS and MF will find useful and interesting to implement in their work. It is also my hope that this collection will inspire future collaboration between those who seek an interdisciplinary approach to risk management.

  17. Array Databases: Agile Analytics (not just) for the Earth Sciences

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    Baumann, P.; Misev, D.

    2015-12-01

    Gridded data, such as images, image timeseries, and climate datacubes, today are managed separately from the metadata, and with different, restricted retrieval capabilities. While databases are good at metadata modelled in tables, XML hierarchies, or RDF graphs, they traditionally do not support multi-dimensional arrays.This gap is being closed by Array Databases, pioneered by the scalable rasdaman ("raster data manager") array engine. Its declarative query language, rasql, extends SQL with array operators which are optimized and parallelized on server side. Installations can easily be mashed up securely, thereby enabling large-scale location-transparent query processing in federations. Domain experts value the integration with their commonly used tools leading to a quick learning curve.Earth, Space, and Life sciences, but also Social sciences as well as business have massive amounts of data and complex analysis challenges that are answered by rasdaman. As of today, rasdaman is mature and in operational use on hundreds of Terabytes of timeseries datacubes, with transparent query distribution across more than 1,000 nodes. Additionally, its concepts have shaped international Big Data standards in the field, including the forthcoming array extension to ISO SQL, many of which are supported by both open-source and commercial systems meantime. In the geo field, rasdaman is reference implementation for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Big Data standard, WCS, now also under adoption by ISO. Further, rasdaman is in the final stage of OSGeo incubation.In this contribution we present array queries a la rasdaman, describe the architecture and novel optimization and parallelization techniques introduced in 2015, and put this in context of the intercontinental EarthServer initiative which utilizes rasdaman for enabling agile analytics on Petascale datacubes.

  18. EDITORIAL: Focus on Advances in Surface and Interface Science 2008 FOCUS ON ADVANCES IN SURFACE AND INTERFACE SCIENCE 2008

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    Scheffler, Matthias; Schneider, Wolf-Dieter

    2008-12-01

    Basic research in surface and interface science is highly interdisciplinary, covering the fields of physics, chemistry, biophysics, geo-, atmospheric and environmental sciences, material science, chemical engineering, and more. The various phenomena are interesting by themselves, and they are most important in nearly all modern technologies, as for example electronic, magnetic, and optical devices, sensors, catalysts, lubricants, hard and thermal-barrier coatings, protection against corrosion and crack formation under harsh environments. In fact, detailed understanding of the elementary processes at surfaces is necessary to support and to advance the high technology that very much founds the prosperity and lifestyle of our society. Current state-of-the-art experimental studies of elementary processes at surfaces, of surface properties and functions employ a variety of sophisticated tools. Some are capable of revealing the location and motion of individual atoms. Others measure excitations (electronic, magnetic and vibronic), employing, for example, special light sources such as synchrotrons, high magnetic fields, or free electron lasers. The surprising variety of intriguing physical phenomena at surfaces, interfaces, and nanostructures also pose a persistent challenge for the development of theoretical descriptions, methods, and even basic physical concepts. This second focus issue on the topic of 'Advances in Surface and Interface Science' in New Journal of Physics, following on from last year's successful collection, provides an exciting synoptic view on the latest pertinent developments in the field. Focus on Advances in Surface and Interface Science 2008 Contents Organic layers at metal/electrolyte interfaces: molecular structure and reactivity of viologen monolayers Stephan Breuer, Duc T Pham, Sascha Huemann, Knud Gentz, Caroline Zoerlein, Ralf Hunger, Klaus Wandelt and Peter Broekmann Spin polarized d surface resonance state of fcc Co/Cu(001) K Miyamoto, K

  19. NOTA EDITORIAL

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    Mario Camacho Pinto

    1985-04-01

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    La Presidencia de la Academia Nacional de Medicina, resuelve cambiar y darle una nueva organización a las publicaciones de la institución en la siguiente forma:

    1o. Créase el Consejo Editorial compuesto por la Comisión Permanente de Biblioteca y Publicaciones integrada actualmente por los Académicos Mario Camacho Pinto, Juan Di Doménico, Juan Mendoza-Yega, Alvaro López Pardo y Fernando Serpa Flórez.

    2o. Se crean los cargos de Editores y se designó como Editor al Académico Mario Camacho Pinto y Coeditor al Académico Alberto Albornoz Plata; y como Editor Asociado al señor Alfonso Yelasco, de la Editorial Catálogo Científico.

    3o. Se crea la sección de Editores Asistentes, la cual estará constituida por un grupo de especialistas de las distintas ramas de la medicina representadas en la Academia, estos Editores Asistentes serán nombrados por la Junta Directiva. La misión principal del Editor Mario Camacho Pinto consistirá, además de coordinar las actividades del Consejo Editorial, la de decidir con el Coeditor y el Editor Asociado las publicaciones definitivas que se hayan seleccionado para los Anales. Los Editores Asistentes tendrán como misión especial la revisión de los trabajos científicos que se presenten a la Academia y darles el visto bueno para su publicación en los Anales...

  20. EDITORIAL: From reciprocal space to real space in surface science From reciprocal space to real space in surface science

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    Bartels, Ludwig; Ernst, Karl-Heinz

    2012-09-01

    This issue is dedicated to Karl-Heinz Rieder on the occasion of his 70th birthday. It contains contributions written by his former students and colleagues from all over the world. Experimental techniques based on free electrons, such as photoelectron spectroscopy, electron microscopy and low energy electron diffraction (LEED), were foundational to surface science. While the first revealed the band structures of materials, the second provided nanometer scale imagery and the latter elucidated the atomic scale periodicity of surfaces. All required an (ultra-)high vacuum, and LEED illustrated impressively that adsorbates, such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen or oxygen, can markedly and periodically restructure surfaces from their bulk termination, even at pressures ten orders of magnitude or more below atmospheric. Yet these techniques were not generally able to reveal atomic scale surface defects, nor could they faithfully show adsorption of light atoms such as hydrogen. Although a complete atom, helium can also be regarded as a wave with a de Broglie wavelength that allows the study of surface atomic periodicities at a delicateness and sensitivity exceeding that of electrons-based techniques. In combination, these and other techniques generated insight into the periodicity of surfaces and their vibrational properties, yet were limited to simple and periodic surface setups. All that changed with the advent of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) roughly 30 years ago, allowing real space access to surface defects and individual adsorbates. Applied at low temperatures, not only can STM establish a height profile of surfaces, but can also perform spectroscopy and serve as an actuator capable of rearranging individual species at atomic scale resolution. The direct and intuitive manner in which STM provided access as a spectator and as an actor to the atomic scale was foundational to today's surface science and to the development of the concepts of nanoscience in general. The

  1. Commentary on "Distributed Revisiting: An Analytic for Retention of Coherent Science Learning"

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    Hewitt, Jim

    2015-01-01

    The article, "Distributed Revisiting: An Analytic for Retention of Coherent Science Learning" is an interesting study that operates at the intersection of learning theory and learning analytics. The authors observe that the relationship between learning theory and research in the learning analytics field is constrained by several…

  2. A Comparison of Key Concepts in Data Analytics and Data Science

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    McMaster, Kirby; Rague, Brian; Wolthuis, Stuart L.; Sambasivam, Samuel

    2018-01-01

    This research study provides an examination of the relatively new fields of Data Analytics and Data Science. We compare word rates in Data Analytics and Data Science documents to determine which concepts are mentioned most often. The most frequent concept in both fields is "data." The word rate for "data" is more than twice the…

  3. Journal of Biomedical Investigation: Editorial Policies

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    Journal of Biomedical Investigation: Editorial Policies. Journal Home ... The focus of the Journal of Biomedical Research is to promote interdisciplinary research across all Biomedical Sciences. It publishes ... Business editor – Sam Meludu.

  4. Editorial: IJBSAM: The first steps

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    Bourlakis, M.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This is the first 'Editorial' of the International Journal of Business Science and Applied Management. The journal was launched in summer 2006 and since then we have published three volumes, seven issues and more than 25 papers. In most occasions, each issue of the journal is accompanied by a book review relating to business and management topics.

  5. Ebonyi Medical Journal: Editorial Policies

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    The journal publishes original research findings, reviews, case reports and letters to the editor in clinical and basic medical sciences to disseminate same to medical doctors, ... Each paper is reviewed by the editorial board before review by two assessors for peer review (anonymous). ... Circulating/Marketing: Dr JO Mbazor

  6. General editorial on publication ethics

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    General editorial on publication ethics. The scientific research and ... The Indian Academy of Sciences takes a very serious view of all forms of scientific misconduct, and especially of pla- ... The Academy reserves the right to bring such instances to the attention of the author's employers and funding agencies, and also to ...

  7. Analytical Chemistry and Measurement Science: (What Has DOE Done for Analytical Chemistry?)

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    Shults, W. D.

    1989-04-01

    Over the past forty years, analytical scientists within the DOE complex have had a tremendous impact on the field of analytical chemistry. This paper suggests six "high impact" research/development areas that either originated within or were brought to maturity within the DOE laboratories. "High impact" means they lead to new subdisciplines or to new ways of doing business.

  8. Inaugural Editorial

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    Rolf Rønning

    2017-04-01

    us his latest article as a sign of his close cooperation with Nordic scholarship on social research. The other two originate from Sweden, with one by Björn Blom and Lennart Nygren of Umeå University and the other by Carolina Jernbro, Ulla-Britt Eriksson, and Staffan Janson of Karlstad University. The Nordic countries, with their unique historical development and social conditions and their distinctive traditions of social welfare, offer a rich basis for social research. Accordingly, the main purpose of the NJSR is to establish an arena for presenting Nordic social research, and research where Nordic cases or contexts are seen in a comparative perspective. There have been calls for a journal with this focus, and a net-based, open-access journal is a solution suited both for this purpose and for the future academic journals. This format makes it possible for the NJSR to publish manuscripts of high quality that address topics within with the journal's scope, and to do so on an ongoing basis, unhindered by the restrictions inherent to its printed counterparts. As a net-based journal has no limits to the number of pages or issues, we shall publish papers shortly after they are accepted. Researchers thus have the opportunity to present their material without any delay. Moreover, the immediate, open access to the material will facilitate the dissemination of the material, and therewith a greater number of citations. Although there are a growing number of journals in the social sciences, many researchers still lack a suitable arena for testing their material up against rigorous publishing standards. The NJSR can serve as such an arena for both Nordic and International scholars. In our statements about focus and scope, we have expressed the ambition of being a window into Nordic social science for readers beyond our borders. This aim implies that accepted articles should have a Nordic connection, empirically or theoretically. We do not think this will be a difficult

  9. What if Learning Analytics Were Based on Learning Science?

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    Marzouk, Zahia; Rakovic, Mladen; Liaqat, Amna; Vytasek, Jovita; Samadi, Donya; Stewart-Alonso, Jason; Ram, Ilana; Woloshen, Sonya; Winne, Philip H.; Nesbit, John C.

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    Learning analytics are often formatted as visualisations developed from traced data collected as students study in online learning environments. Optimal analytics inform and motivate students' decisions about adaptations that improve their learning. We observe that designs for learning often neglect theories and empirical findings in learning…

  10. EDITORIAL: Announcing the 2012 Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Awards Announcing the 2012 Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Awards

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    Foss, John; Dewhurst, Richard; Yacoot, Andrew; Regtien, Paul; Peters, Kara

    2013-07-01

    Since 1991, Measurement Science and Technology has awarded a Best Paper prize. The Editorial Board of this journal believes that such a prize is an opportunity to thank authors for submitting their work, and serves as an integral part of the on-going quality review of the journal. The current breadth of topical areas that are covered by MST has made it advisable to expand the recognition of excellent publications. Hence, since 2005 the Editorial Board have presented 'Outstanding Paper Awards'. This year awards were presented in the areas of 'Measurement Science' and 'Fluid Mechanics'. Although the categories mirror subject sections in the journal, the Editorial Board consider articles from all categories in the selection process. 2012 Award Winners—Measurement Science Physical characterization and performance evaluation of an x-ray micro-computed tomography system for dimensional metrology applications J Hiller1, M Maisl2 and L M Reindl3 1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Produktionstorvet, Building 425, 2800 Kgs Lyngby, Denmark 2 Development Center for X-Ray Technology (EZRT), Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing (IZFP), Campus E3 1, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany 3 Laboratory for Electrical Instrumentation, Institute for Microsystem Technology (IMTEK), University of Freiburg, Georges-Köhler-Allee 103, 79110 Freiburg, Germany This year's award goes to another paper [1] dealing with micro-measurements, using a scientific measurement technique that is both old and traditional. However, it is the advent of modern technology with computational techniques that have offered new insights into the capability of the measurement method. The paper describes an x-ray computed tomography (CT) system. Such systems are increasingly used in production engineering, where non-destructive measurements of the internal geometries of workpieces can be made with high information density. CT offers important alternatives to tactile

  11. Learning Opportunities (Editorial

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    Denise Koufogiannakis

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available We’ve reached the end of another year of publication at EBLIP, my first at the helm as Editor‐in‐Chief, and four full years of publication since we began. This year was a busy one with several changes to the editorial team, the addition of more Editorial Advisors, and new evidence summary writers joining our team. Most importantly, the journal continues to grow and thrive, with more people than ever participating in its success. This year we added a new section called Using Evidence in Practice, and in this issue there are two articles in that section which provide practical examples of applying evidence in the workplace. Putting evidence into practice is what EBLIP is all about, so it is my hope that this new section makes the application of evidence based practice more concrete for readers. As we began working on issue 4.4, the Editorial Team decided that it would be a good idea to seek out an Editorial Intern to help with some of the tasks we never seem to get to, given that we are all volunteers. We see the internship as an opportunity to give a library and information studies student a chance to get involved with an open access journal and learn about publishing in library and information studies, which will hopefully benefit them as they begin their new career. The Editorial Intern will assist with marketing and promotion of the journal, soliciting potential manuscripts, and proofreading. They will also participate in all editorial meetings and general discussions. We anticipate that they will bring a wealth of enthusiasm and fresh ideas to our conversations so that EBLIP Editors can also continue to learn and grow by having a fresh set of eyes involved with our processes. It will certainly be a win‐win situation and a learning opportunity for all involved. We are pleased to announce that Andrea Baer has accepted the position of Editorial Intern and joined our team in mid‐November. Andrea is currently attending the University of

  12. Analytical techniques for thin films treatise on materials science and technology

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    1988-01-01

    Treatise on Materials Science and Technology, Volume 27: Analytical Techniques for Thin Films covers a set of analytical techniques developed for thin films and interfaces, all based on scattering and excitation phenomena and theories. The book discusses photon beam and X-ray techniques; electron beam techniques; and ion beam techniques. Materials scientists, materials engineers, chemical engineers, and physicists will find the book invaluable.

  13. The Broad Application of Data Science and Analytics: Essential Tools for the Liberal Arts Graduate

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    Cárdenas-Navia, Isabel; Fitzgerald, Brian K.

    2015-01-01

    New technologies and data science are transforming a wide range of organizations into analytics-intensive enterprises. Despite the resulting demand for graduates with experience in the application of analytics, though, undergraduate education has been slow to change. The academic and policy communities have engaged in a decade-long conversation…

  14. EDITORIAL: Announcing the 2008 Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Awards Announcing the 2008 Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Awards

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    Foss, John; Dewhurst, Richard; Fujii, Kenichi; Regtien, Paul

    2009-05-01

    From 1991 to 2004, Measurement Science and Technology had awarded a Best Paper prize. The Editorial Board of this journal believed that such a prize was an opportunity to thank authors for submitting their work, and that it served as an integral part of the on-going quality review of the journal. The current breadth of topical areas that are covered by MST has made it advisable to expand the recognition of excellent publications. Hence, since 2005 the Editorial Board Members have presented 'Outstanding Paper Awards' in four subject categories: Measurement Science; Fluid Mechanics; Precision Measurements; and Sensors and Sensing Systems. 2008 Award Winners—Measurement Science Noise level estimation in weakly nonlinear slowly time-varying systems J R M Aerts, J Lataire, R Pintelon and J J J Dirckx Laboratory of Biomedical Physics, Universiteit Antwerpen, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium and Department of Fundamental Electricity and Instrumentation (ELEC), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium This paper [1] examines new methods to perform noise estimation in weakly nonlinear time-varying systems. In a clear presentation that describes the problem, the paper concentrates on weakly nonlinear phenomena in the acoustic regime. However, both the concepts and theory developed have wide applicability in other fields within measurement science wherever there is a time-varying nonlinear response. The theory uses two methods to estimate noise. The first is called the background frequency method, and the second is a periodic difference method. Both methods have their advantages, and disadvantages, which the authors highlight in a balanced account. They also spend some effort in validating the two approaches. Just as importantly, applications of the theory are presented as two experimental case histories. The first is a study of a vibrating membrane from a high quality microphone. This is an example of a time-invariant system, and the

  15. Editorial Refas

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    Adriano Maniçoba da Silva

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Nesta edição especial, Volume 3, Número 3, publicada em abril de 2017, a Revista Fatec Zona Sul em sua primeira parceria com o Instituto Federal de São Paulo, campus Suzano, apresenta os artigos selecionados no fast track do II Congresso de Logística, IFLOG, realizado em 18 e 19 de outubro de 2016, tendo ainda, como destaque, o Editorial escrito pelo doutor Adriano Maniçoba da Silva, professor daquele instituto e membro da comissão organizadora do Congresso. Carlos Vital Giordano e Luiz Cláudio Gonçalves. Editores. É com muita satisfação que escrevo este editorial da edição especial da Revista Refas, publicação de abril de 2017. Em nome da Comissão Organizadora do Congresso, parabenizo os editores da Refas pelo resultado positivo obtido na última avaliação do Qualis Capes. Esperamos ainda contar com o apoio da revista em futuras edições do IFLOG no sentido de ampliar a divulgação das pesquisas conduzidas na área de Gestão de Produção e Operações. Quanto aos trabalhos selecionados para esta edição, verifica-se uma evolução qualitativa em relação aos artigos apresentados na primeira edição do congresso, ocorrida em 2015. Os artigos selecionados para esta edição apresentam temas diversos no âmbito da Gestão da Produção e Operações permitindo que se divulguem contribuições pontuais dos tópicos pesquisados. O impacto da armazenagem própria no custo de transporte de curta distância foi analisado por Telo, Silva e Gomes por meio de um estudo de caso em uma indústria química. Os autores verificaram que o modelo proposto teria viabilidade econômica já no primeiro ano de operação. Costa, Santana e Fernandes analisaram a gestão de estoque em uma microempresa fabricante de materiais esportivos sob a ótica da previsão da demanda. Após compararem diversos métodos de previsão, os autores sugeriram o mais aderente ao histórico da empresa. Num trabalho sobre o crescimento da demanda da cadeia

  16. Equipe Editorial

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    Full Text Available ChancelerDom Ângelo PignoliDiretor GeralProfessor LD. Manoel Messias de SousaDiretora Administrativo-FinanceiraIdalete Deolide FabianiDiretora AcadêmicaMaria Dias Cavalcante VieiraRevisão Técnica dos TextosProfessora Dra. Stânia Nágila Vasconcelos CarneiroProfessor Renato Moreira AbrantesRevisão Ortográfica e NormalizaçãoWendel de Sousa NogueiraBibliotecária ResponsávelFernanda Nundes de AraújoCapa, Contracapa e DiagramaçãoMarcos Vinicius de Menezes Barbosa (Marketing da FCRSEditora Geral Stânia Nágila Vasconcelos Carneiro, Faculdade Católica Rainha do SertãoConselho EditorialAbrahão Cavalcante Gomes de Souza Carvalho, Faculdade Católica Rainha do SertãoAdriana Rolim Campos Barros, Universidade de FortalezaAnamaria Cavalcante e Silva, Faculdade CHRISTUSCarlos Eduardo de Azevedo Souza, Universidade Federal do CearáCristiana Brasil Almeida Rebouças, Universidade Federal do CearáEdilberto Cavalcante Reis, Universidade Estadual do CearáExpedito Eloisio Ximenes, Universidade Estadual do CearáJosé Deribaldo Gomes dos Santos, Universidade Estadual do CearáLeo Kringer, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do ParanáManoel Messias de Sousa, Faculdade Católica Rainha do SertãoMarcílio Sampaio dos Santos, Universidade Federal do CearáMaria Lírida Calou de Araújo Mendonça, Faculdade Católica Rainha do Sertão/Universidade de FortalezaRegilane Matos da Silva, Faculdade Católica Rainha do Sertão

  17. Data science and big data analytics discovering, analyzing, visualizing and presenting data

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    Data Science and Big Data Analytics is about harnessing the power of data for new insights. The book covers the breadth of activities and methods and tools that Data Scientists use. The content focuses on concepts, principles and practical applications that are applicable to any industry and technology environment, and the learning is supported and explained with examples that you can replicate using open-source software. This book will help you: Become a contributor on a data science teamDeploy a structured lifecycle approach to data analytics problemsApply appropriate analytic techniques and

  18. Contribution of Electrochemistry to the Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Analytical Sciences.

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    Kauffmann, Jean-Michel; Patris, Stephanie; Vandeput, Marie; Sarakbi, Ahmad; Sakira, Abdul Karim

    2016-01-01

    All analytical techniques have experienced major progress since the last ten years and electroanalysis is also involved in this trend. The unique characteristics of phenomena occurring at the electrode-solution interface along with the variety of electrochemical methods currently available allow for a broad spectrum of applications. Potentiometric, conductometric, voltammetric and amperometric methods are briefly reviewed with a critical view in terms of performance of the developed instrumentation with special emphasis on pharmaceutical and biomedical applications.

  19. The Effectiveness of CBL Model to Improve Analytical Thinking Skills the Students of Sport Science

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    Sudibyo, Elok; Jatmiko, Budi; Widodo, Wahono

    2016-01-01

    Sport science undergraduate education, one of which purposes is to produce an analyst in sport. However, generally analytical thinking skills of sport science's students is still relatively very low in the context of sport. This study aimed to describe the effectiveness of Physics Learning Model in Sport Context, Context Based Learning (CBL)…

  20. What is analytical sociology? Towards sociology as 'normal science'

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper I analyze the basics of analytical sociology, relatively new and in our scientific community little known intellectual movement. In the introductory part I try to identify the general causes of its occurrence. In the second part I provide its preliminary definition. In the third part I reconstruct its prehistory. In the fourth and main part I discuss the basis of its scientific program. In the final part I try to establish implications of the adoption of this program as a guide for the sociological enterprise in the future.

  1. Evidence and Ethics (Editorial

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    Alison Brettle

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Welcome to the December issue of EBLIP, the final issue of my first year as Editor-in-Chief. A year which I have thoroughly enjoyed and one where the fears over what to write in my editorials haven’t materialised. This quarter, ethics has featured quite heavily in my working life so I decided to make this the topic of the editorial, sharing some of my thoughts regarding evidence, ethics and how ethical principles are implemented within the EBLIP journal.Ethics are “principles of conduct or standards of behaviour governing an individual or profession” (Library and Information Science Editorial Committee, 2010, and as individuals or professionals we may be governed by various ethical codes. As I'm sure you know, EBLIP originated in the health domain, where ethical values and ethical research feature strongly. Indeed, by its formal definition, research cannot take place unless “ethical approval” from an appropriate committee has been granted. The practicalities of taking research through the ethical approval process can often be time consuming, and those involved in research need to bear this in mind when planning a project. Each committee will have a slightly different form and process (which can add to the frustration of the researcher, but basically will make their decision to approve on the basis that the research includes obtaining informed consent from participants (i.e., participants know what the research is about and what their involvement will mean; that the research will not cause harm to participants; that confidentiality will be maintained; and that the research undertaken is methodologically rigorous and worthwhile. Preparing a proposal for ethical approval, whilst time consuming, makes the researcher think about all aspects of the research and how it is going to be operationalized, which can save lots of time and effort in the long run and may well also improve the research design. These principles are the same whatever

  2. Editorial note

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    2009-01-01

    industrial and educational applications. These articles will highlight theory, models, algorithms and applications with respect to value preservation and/or value creation or growth within the chemical product supply chain. To highlight and motivate research in the emerging challenges in PSE, we plan...... components of PSE—modeling, numerical analysis, optimization, systems and control theory, computer science, and, management science will be highlighted through the published articles (full-length papers, perspective papers, review papers, short notes and letters to the editor). They will cover...... and intelligent systems, integrated approaches to design, control and data analysis, systematic techniques for managing complexity, etc.), PSE emerging domains (product-process design, enterprise-wide optimization, energy and sustainability, biological engineering, pharmaceutical engineering, etc.) and novel...

  3. Guest Editorial

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    Tianlong Gu; Shenghui Liu

    2011-01-01

    This special issue comprises of 14 selected papers from the International Workshop on Computer Science for Environmental Engineering and EcoInformatics (CSEEE 2011). The conferences received 860 paper submissions from 15 countries and regions, of which 450 were selected for presentation after a rigorous review process. From these 450 research papers, through two rounds of reviewing, the guest editors selected 14 as the best papers on the Networking Technologies and Information track of the Co...

  4. Dataset on statistical analysis of editorial board composition of Hindawi journals indexed in Emerging sources citation index

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    Hilary I. Okagbue

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available This data article contains the statistical analysis of the total, percentage and distribution of editorial board composition of 111 Hindawi journals indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI across the continents. The reliability of the data was shown using correlation, goodness-of-fit test, analysis of variance and statistical variability tests. Keywords: Hindawi, Bibliometrics, Data analysis, ESCI, Random, Smart campus, Web of science, Ranking analytics, Statistics

  5. Editorial Presentation

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    Ilan Avrichir

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Dear Readers, It is with great satisfaction and sense of responsibility that I hand over to our community the third issue of Volume 11 of Internext, the first one in which I was the editor-in-chief. Last October, the Program of Master's and Doctoral Program in International Management (PMDGI coordination, giving continuity to the rotation policy of editors, assigned me the function. My satisfaction and a sense of responsibility are heightened by the fact that Anpad has recently released a new Spell ranking of national academic journals based on their impact factors, and in that ranking Internext is  in the first quartile among the 97 ranked journals. In the criterion of citations per document, Internext ranked 4th among all Brazilian Business journals! Of course, the merit of the impact of Intenext, evidenced by the Spell classification, does not belong to the publisher who just took office, but to those who preceded me: Felipe Borini and Eduardo Spers. To both of them, and the rest of the editorial team, especially the never tiring  Dennys Rosseto and Jackeline Ferreira, my recognition for their  dedication and competence and my commitment to do everything within my reach to maintain and evolve the quality of the work that have done. In this issue, as in the previous ones, Internext features  six articles that constitute important additions to the stock of knowledge about internationalization of business in emerging countries. In a context of intense discussion of the implications of protectionist measures for national industries, Yolanda Carbajal-Suárez and María Esther Morales-Fajardo carry out a timely analysis of the development of the automotive sector in Brazil and Mexico, with an emphasis on the impact of trade agreements negotiated between the two governments on export and competitiveness of these sectors. One of the provocative conclusions they reached in "The automotive sector in Mexico and Brazil - An analysis from the

  6. NOTA EDITORIAL

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    Mario Camacho Pinto

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    Vigencia de la tradición.

    A propósito del cambio en la presentación de la portada de MEDICINA hacemos un comentario de tipo periodístico, ya que afrontamos varios aspectos que tanto por las Directivas de la Academia como por el Consejo Editorial fueron cuidadosamente analizados antes de tomar esta determinación. Sea el primero de ellos el de buscar para la Revista una identidad fiel y estable, trasunto representativo de su función académica de informar sobre la actividad que se mueve en su seno y que comprende las inquietudes de sus Directivas y miembros, traducidas en iniciativas y trabajos científicos propios u ocasionalmente también solicitados o aceptados a colaboradores notables, con la finalidad de estimular la calidad, altura y variedad para nuestra publicación.

    Otro aspecto de esa identidad no atañe el patrimonio científico y cultural, sino a la presentación, puesto que se consideró en las deliberaciones que la revista de la Academia Nacional de Medicina debe mostrar definidamente algo de la majestad inherente a su categoría auténticamente nacional que exige culto a la tradición ecuménica representada en este caso por el emblema de Esculapio y a la vez a la historia vernácula representada simbólicamente aquí. En primer lugar, por MEDICINA que es la continuidad de la original REVISTA MEDICA existente en el siglo pasado, a la sazón publicación periódica de la sociedad de MEDICINA Y CIENCIAS NATURALES cuando fue promulgada la Ley 71 de 1890 que la convirtió, por acuerdo y voluntad del Gobierno Nacional de esa época y de los siguientes, en ACADEMIA NACIONAL DE MEDICINA DE COLOMBIA Y cuyo artículo 70. reza así..."LA REVISTA MEDICA será el periódico oficial de la Academia"; y en segundo lugar por la diagramación interior ilustrada ahora con diseños de nuestro arte precolombino, cultura Tumaco para esta edición.

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  7. EDITORIAL - ARQUIVOLOGIA

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    José Maria Jardim

    2011-01-01

    Ursula Blattmann, do Departamento de Ciência da Informação da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC, juntamente com o Professor Raimundo Nonato Macedo dos Santos, do Departamento de Ciência da Informação da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE, oferecem-nos interessantes resultados de um estudo bibliométrico da produção científica no campo da preservação digital. A todos esses colegas e à Equipe Editorial da Revista Encontros Bibli, os nossos profundos agradecimentos. Esperamos que os leitores do campo de Arquivologia e áreas afins possam desfrutar deste número Especial.José Maria Jardim Renata Silva BorgesEditor Coeditora

  8. Agile Datacube Analytics (not just) for the Earth Sciences

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    Misev, Dimitar; Merticariu, Vlad; Baumann, Peter

    2017-04-01

    Metadata are considered small, smart, and queryable; data, on the other hand, are known as big, clumsy, hard to analyze. Consequently, gridded data - such as images, image timeseries, and climate datacubes - are managed separately from the metadata, and with different, restricted retrieval capabilities. One reason for this silo approach is that databases, while good at tables, XML hierarchies, RDF graphs, etc., traditionally do not support multi-dimensional arrays well. This gap is being closed by Array Databases which extend the SQL paradigm of "any query, anytime" to NoSQL arrays. They introduce semantically rich modelling combined with declarative, high-level query languages on n-D arrays. On Server side, such queries can be optimized, parallelized, and distributed based on partitioned array storage. This way, they offer new vistas in flexibility, scalability, performance, and data integration. In this respect, the forthcoming ISO SQL extension MDA ("Multi-dimensional Arrays") will be a game changer in Big Data Analytics. We introduce concepts and opportunities through the example of rasdaman ("raster data manager") which in fact has pioneered the field of Array Databases and forms the blueprint for ISO SQL/MDA and further Big Data standards, such as OGC WCPS for querying spatio-temporal Earth datacubes. With operational installations exceeding 140 TB queries have been split across more than one thousand cloud nodes, using CPUs as well as GPUs. Installations can easily be mashed up securely, enabling large-scale location-transparent query processing in federations. Federation queries have been demonstrated live at EGU 2016 spanning Europe and Australia in the context of the intercontinental EarthServer initiative, visualized through NASA WorldWind.

  9. EDITORIAL: Announcing the 2009 Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Awards Announcing the 2009 Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Awards

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    Foss, John; Dewhurst, Richard; Fujii, Kenichi; Regtien, Paul

    2010-06-01

    Since 1991, Measurement Science and Technology has awarded a Best Paper prize. The Editorial Board of this journal believes that such a prize is an opportunity to thank authors for submitting their work, and serves as an integral part of the on-going quality review of the journal. The current breadth of topical areas that are covered by MST has made it advisable to expand the recognition of excellent publications. Hence, since 2005 the Editorial Board have presented 'Outstanding Paper Awards' in four subject categories: Fluid Mechanics; Measurement Science; Precision Measurements; and Sensors and Sensing Systems. This year also saw the introduction of a new category—Optical and Laser-based Techniques. 2009 Award Winners—Fluid Mechanics Digital particle image velocimetry (DPIV) robust phase correlation Adric Eckstein and Pavlos P Vlachos Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA This paper [1] represents a valuable improvement to the phase-only correlation technique (first proposed by Wernet in this journal in 2005 (Wernet M 2005 Symmetric phase-only filtering: a new paradigm for DPIV data processing Meas. Sci. Technol. 16 601-18) for particle-image-velocimetry (PIV) measurements of fluid flow. The authors establish a sound theoretical foundation and clearly describe the working principle of their robust phase correlation method. The methodology for assessing performance is excellent. Detailed results on several internationally recognized PIV test cases are presented. The robust phase correlation method is of general applicability and therefore can be expected to have substantial impact in this very active area of fluid-mechanics measurements. 2009 Award Winner—Precision Measurement A nanonewton force facility and a novel method for measurements of the air and vacuum permittivity at zero frequencies V Nesterov Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Bundesallee 100, D-38116 Braunschweig, Germany This paper [2] describes a

  10. Journal of Educational Foundations: Editorial Policies

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  11. Editorial Note

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    2016-02-01

    As from January 2016, Dr. Andrew Barry and Dr. Andrea Rinaldo have retired as Editors of Advances in Water Resources. Dr Barry has been a long serving Editor for 14 years, beginning this role on January 1, 2002. During this time he has served the science community with dedication, commitment, and diligence while bringing to the journal a strong vision and a wealth of knowledge that has tremendously improved the visibility and impact of Advances in Water Resources. Throughout this period he has also broadened the scope of the journal by adapting to the new emerging needs of the field through proactively seeking and promoting numerous special issues, which have now become a hallmark of the journal. The importance of obtaining high quality reviews and timeliness in decision-making, have always been a priority under Dr Barry's Editorship. It is clear that Advances in Water Resources and the community which it serves, has benefited enormously under Andrew's tenure and we will miss his energy, enthusiasm and passion for hydrologic science.

  12. Positron spectroscopy as an analytical tool in material sciences

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    2010-01-01

    Full text: Positron annihilation spectroscopy has emerged as a powerful tool in material sciences due to its ability to provide information about the electron momentum distribution and electron density in a given medium. These features help in identifying altered state of electronic rearrangements as one encounters in phase transitions. In addition, positrons prefer regions of lower electron density such as open volume defects i.e. vacancies or vacancy clusters in metals, alloys and semiconductors or free-volumes in molecular solids. Its sensitivity to defects is extremely high e.g. it can detect as small a defect as monovacancy to concentration as low as parts per million(ppm). Innovative nuclear instrumentation has helped in getting chemical specificity at the annihilation site. For example, precipitates, embedded, nanoparticles or element decorated vacancies can now be easily identified. This presentation is structured to introduce the technique and provide a global perspective on area of applications. Specific examples on defect characterization, nanostructure-property correlations in polymers, advantages of elemental specificity by indexing the core electron momentum will be given. In addition, slow positron beam based studies on nanostructured materials as well as particle accelerator based positron spectroscopy for volumetric assay of defects in large engineering samples will be presented

  13. Semantic Interoperability in Biomedicine and Healthcare III. Editorial

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    Svačina, Š.; Zvárová, Jana

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 8, č. 5 (2012), s. 2-2 ISSN 1801-5603 Institutional support: RVO:67985807 Keywords : editorial Subject RIV: IN - Informatics, Computer Science http://www.ejbi.org/img/ejbi/2012/5/Editorial_en.pdf

  14. International conference on nuclear analytical methods in the life sciences (NAMLS) (abstracts)

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    The International Conference on Nuclear Analytical Methods in the Life Sciences (NAMLS) was hold on October 26-30, 1998 in Beijing, China, which was organized by China Institute of Atomic Energy in Cooperation with IAEA, National Science Foundation of China, China National Nuclear Cooperation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of High Energy Physics, Shanghai Institute for Nuclear Research, Chinese Nuclear Society, Nuclear Physics Society of China and Nuclear Chemistry Society of China. the contents of this Conference include: 1. QA-QC and CRM studies; 2. Elemental speciation and localization; 3. Health-related environmental studies; 4. Recent development in nuclear and related analytical techniques; 5. Trace elements in health and diseases; 6. Miscellaneous applications of NAT in the life sciences

  15. Carta Editorial

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    Pedro Vitor Lemos Cravo

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available A primeira edição de 2016 da revista Fronteiras: Journal of Social, Technological and Environmental Science, está no ar com a notícia que a partir desse volume todos os artigos contarão com os registros no DOI (Digital Object Identifier. O Doi é uma ferramenta que associa os artigos existentes nas plataformas digitais a um endereço eletrônico. As edições de 2105 já foram incluídas e até o final deste mês as demais edições receberão o registro DOI.

  16. Investing in America's Data Science and Analytics Talent: The Case for Action

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    Increasingly US jobs require data science and analytics skills. Can we meet the demand? The current shortage of skills in the national job pool demonstrates that business-as-usual strategies won't satisfy the growing need. If we are to unlock the promise and potential of data and all the technologies that depend on it, employers and educators will…

  17. Editorial: Progress and prospects

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    Paul H. Gobster; Wei-Ning. Xiang

    2012-01-01

    A year has passed since the new leadership of this journal was officially introduced in an editorial for the Special Issue commemorating our 100th volume of publication. That editorial and several of the contributed essays to the Special Issue offered ideas for strengthening the journal and clarifying its mission for moving forward. These ideas have since been...

  18. PREFACE: Editorial

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    Strikhanov, Mikhail N.; Pivovarov, Yury L.

    2010-04-01

    external fields and in matter, has always been an interesting field for investigation. Every kind of radiation reflects specific processes of fundamental atomic physics, classical or quantum electrodynamics and might have specific applications in accelerator physics (beam diagnostics), nuclear physics (hard photon sources), material science and medicine (X-Ray sources). Nowadays, electromagnetic radiation studies cover electron energies from a few MeV up to hundreds of GeV in many laboratories throughout the world. The goal is to study the physics of generation of various kinds of radiation and their interplay or combined effects and to find successful applications for them. New photon sources, which use new types of radiation at new accelerators (e.g. tabletop synchrotrons), may be considered complementary to conventional photon sources based on synchrotron radiation, undulator radiation and free electron lasers. We express our thanks to the members of the International Program Committee for their suggestions during the preparation of the scientific program of the workshop. We warmly thank the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow) and the Tomsk Polytechnic University (Tomsk) for the financial and administrative support. We also acknowledge the valuable financial contributions by Russian Fund for Basic Research and "Dynasty" Foundation. Editors Mikhail N. Strikhanov National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Moscow, Russia Yury L. Pivovarov Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia

  19. Proceedings of third national symposium on recent advances in analytical sciences

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    The contributions made by analytical scientists have played critical roles in the areas ranging from the development of concepts and theories to a variety of practical applications such as mining, refining, fuel processing, fertilisers, food products, nano materials etc. The theme of the symposium 'Recent Advances in Analytical Sciences and Applications' is well significant in view of its importance in the design and development of new products as well as in the environmental monitoring and quality control in industrial manufacturing. Papers relevant to INIS are indexed separately

  20. Chemical and Analytical Sciences Division progress report for the period January 1, 1993--December 31, 1994

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    Poutsma, M.L.

    1995-06-01

    This report provides brief summaries of progress in the Chemical and Analytical Sciences Division (CASD) during 1993 and 1994. The first four chapters, which cover the research mission, are organized to mirror the major organizational units of the division and indicate the scope of the research portfolio. These divisions are the Analytical Spectroscopy Section, Nuclear and Radiochemistry Section, Organic Chemistry Section, and Physical and Materials Chemistry Section. The fifth and sixth chapters summarize the support activities within CASD that are critical for research progress. Finally, the appendices indicate the productivity and recognition of the staff in terms of various forms of external publications, professional activities, and awards.

  1. Editorial: Greening Evolution | Ogunseitan | African Journal of ...

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    African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Journal Home · ABOUT THIS JOURNAL · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives · Journal Home > Vol 2, No 7 (2008) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. Username, Password, Remember me, or Register. Editorial: Greening Evolution.

  2. Jos Journal of Medicine: Editorial Policies

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    Focus and Scope. Jos Journal of Medicine is a peer-reviewed journal and editorially independent publication of the Association of Resident Doctors of Jos University Teaching Hospital. It seeks to provide a forum for the dissemination of research, review articles and information in all aspects of medical sciences among ...

  3. Editorial: Clean Carbon Communism | Ogunseitan | African Journal ...

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    African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Journal Home · ABOUT THIS JOURNAL · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives · Journal Home > Vol 2, No 5 (2008) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. Username, Password, Remember me, or Register. Editorial: Clean Carbon ...

  4. Ex Machina: Analytical platforms, Law and the Challenges of Computational Legal Science

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    Nicola Lettieri

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available Over the years, computation has become a fundamental part of the scientific practice in several research fields that goes far beyond the boundaries of natural sciences. Data mining, machine learning, simulations and other computational methods lie today at the hearth of the scientific endeavour in a growing number of social research areas from anthropology to economics. In this scenario, an increasingly important role is played by analytical platforms: integrated environments allowing researchers to experiment cutting-edge data-driven and computation-intensive analyses. The paper discusses the appearance of such tools in the emerging field of computational legal science. After a general introduction to the impact of computational methods on both natural and social sciences, we describe the concept and the features of an analytical platform exploring innovative cross-methodological approaches to the academic and investigative study of crime. Stemming from an ongoing project involving researchers from law, computer science and bioinformatics, the initiative is presented and discussed as an opportunity to raise a debate about the future of legal scholarship and, inside of it, about the challenges of computational legal science.

  5. Research Data Alliance: Understanding Big Data Analytics Applications in Earth Science

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    Riedel, Morris; Ramachandran, Rahul; Baumann, Peter

    2014-01-01

    The Research Data Alliance (RDA) enables data to be shared across barriers through focused working groups and interest groups, formed of experts from around the world - from academia, industry and government. Its Big Data Analytics (BDA) interest groups seeks to develop community based recommendations on feasible data analytics approaches to address scientific community needs of utilizing large quantities of data. BDA seeks to analyze different scientific domain applications (e.g. earth science use cases) and their potential use of various big data analytics techniques. These techniques reach from hardware deployment models up to various different algorithms (e.g. machine learning algorithms such as support vector machines for classification). A systematic classification of feasible combinations of analysis algorithms, analytical tools, data and resource characteristics and scientific queries will be covered in these recommendations. This contribution will outline initial parts of such a classification and recommendations in the specific context of the field of Earth Sciences. Given lessons learned and experiences are based on a survey of use cases and also providing insights in a few use cases in detail.

  6. Acta Structilia: Editorial Policies

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    Dr K Agyekum (Department of Building Technology, Kwame Nkrumah ... Mr A Kerin (President, Slovenian Project Management Association, Slovenia) ... Subscription information and subscription forms can be obtain form the editorial office:.

  7. Editorial - Número especial

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    Gabriel Gerber Hornink

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Editorial 2015 - EspecialA área de ensino de Bioquímica integra a reunião Anual da Sociedade Brasileira de Bioquímica e Biologia Molecular (SBBq desde 1993. Ao longo dos anos, a área foi se estabelecendo e ganhando força e corpo.A materialização desse trabalho ocorreu com o lançamento, pela SBBq, da Revista de Ensino de Bioquímica e Biologia Molecular (RBEBBM, em 2001. Em 2012 a revista passou por um processo de reestruturação, ampliando seu escopo e equipe de trabalho, passando a se chamar Revista de Ensino de Bioquímica - REB (Journal of Biochemistry Education.Visando ampliar a divulgação da REB, a SBBq proporcionou, desde 2013, um espaço físico (estande dentro da área do evento, para inserção de banners, materiais publicitários e espaço para contatar e dialogar com os visitantes.Uma vez que este ano a SBBq sediou a reunião da International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB, o espaço da revista ganhou destaque pela presença de membros do corpo editorial do Brazil, Chile e Uruguai.O evento ocorreu em Foz do Iguaçu, de 24 a 28 de agosto de 2015 (http://www.sbbq.org.br/iubmb2015.Os participantes puderam conversar com parte da equipe da REB, esclarecendo dúvidas, conhecendo novas informações e compartilhando suas experiências, constituindo-se um importante espaço de diálogo sobre Ensino de Bioquímica, Biologia Molecular e áreas correlatas.Além disso, muitos membros do corpo editorial, por conta da distância física, puderem se conhecer e trocar experiências.Com relação aos trabalhos apresentados na área de educação, durante o evento, houve dois simpósios, além dos 32 painéis apresentados na área de ensino de Bioquímica (área K.As primeiras apresentações ocorreram no dia 25 de agosto (9:00-11:00, no Simpósio 3 (Science Education “Leopoldo de Meis”, mediada pelo prof. Dr. Wagner Seixas da Silva (UFRJ, Brasil, com a apresentação três simposiastas, com as seguintes apresenta

  8. African Health Sciences: Editorial Policies

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    Provide a high quality journal in which health and policy and other ... and publication in the region including alternative means of health care financing, the ... by the African Health Journals Partnership Project that is funded by the US National ...

  9. Editorial | Tumwine | African Health Sciences

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    The papers include studies of the effect of Ugandan herbal extracts on measles virus1, sugar as a potential for vitamin A fortification2, experience with Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) for TB in South Africa3, the Bwamba virus in Tanzania and Uganda,4 an exploration of an interesting western lifestyle condition now on the ...

  10. Using Analytics to Support Petabyte-Scale Science on the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX)

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    Votava, P.; Michaelis, A.; Ganguly, S.; Nemani, R. R.

    2014-12-01

    NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) is a data, supercomputing and knowledge collaboratory that houses NASA satellite, climate and ancillary data where a focused community can come together to address large-scale challenges in Earth sciences. Analytics within NEX occurs at several levels - data, workflows, science and knowledge. At the data level, we are focusing on collecting and analyzing any information that is relevant to efficient acquisition, processing and management of data at the smallest granularity, such as files or collections. This includes processing and analyzing all local and many external metadata that are relevant to data quality, size, provenance, usage and other attributes. This then helps us better understand usage patterns and improve efficiency of data handling within NEX. When large-scale workflows are executed on NEX, we capture information that is relevant to processing and that can be analyzed in order to improve efficiencies in job scheduling, resource optimization, or data partitioning that would improve processing throughput. At this point we also collect data provenance as well as basic statistics of intermediate and final products created during the workflow execution. These statistics and metrics form basic process and data QA that, when combined with analytics algorithms, helps us identify issues early in the production process. We have already seen impact in some petabyte-scale projects, such as global Landsat processing, where we were able to reduce processing times from days to hours and enhance process monitoring and QA. While the focus so far has been mostly on support of NEX operations, we are also building a web-based infrastructure that enables users to perform direct analytics on science data - such as climate predictions or satellite data. Finally, as one of the main goals of NEX is knowledge acquisition and sharing, we began gathering and organizing information that associates users and projects with data, publications, locations

  11. Toward an Analytic Framework of Interdisciplinary Reasoning and Communication (IRC) Processes in Science

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    Shen, Ji; Sung, Shannon; Zhang, Dongmei

    2015-11-01

    Students need to think and work across disciplinary boundaries in the twenty-first century. However, it is unclear what interdisciplinary thinking means and how to analyze interdisciplinary interactions in teamwork. In this paper, drawing on multiple theoretical perspectives and empirical analysis of discourse contents, we formulate a theoretical framework that helps analyze interdisciplinary reasoning and communication (IRC) processes in interdisciplinary collaboration. Specifically, we propose four interrelated IRC processes-integration, translation, transfer, and transformation, and develop a corresponding analytic framework. We apply the framework to analyze two meetings of a project that aims to develop interdisciplinary science assessment items. The results illustrate that the framework can help interpret the interdisciplinary meeting dynamics and patterns. Our coding process and results also suggest that these IRC processes can be further examined in terms of interconnected sub-processes. We also discuss the implications of using the framework in conceptualizing, practicing, and researching interdisciplinary learning and teaching in science education.

  12. In regard to the change of the editorial board and the advisory board of the Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences

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    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The most vital part of a scientific journal is the Editorial board and Advisory board. So, it is never good that the composition of these boards lasts longer than 2-3 years.With the first number of BJBMS in 2014, a new composition of the Editorial board and Advisory Board of this journal was published. They consist of eminent scientists with adequate qualifications from nine countries and who can actively contribute to the good management of the journal and its further development. Their tasks will be: -Supporting and promotion of the journal (being true ambassadors of the journal,-Writing editorials, reviews and commentaries on works from the field of their expertise,-Giving opinions and suggestions on the management and policy of the journal, with the timely identification of the upcoming challenges. Commitment to upholding the ethics of publishing with impartiality and confidentiality, the fight against plagiarism and multiple or simultaneous publication of articles will remain a priority in the work of the Editorial Board and Advisory Board of BJBMS. Also, the newly appointed boards will continue to work in the way of protection of copyright for authors who were victims of plagiarism. In this sense, the editor in chief, together with the Editorial Board will take measures in accordance with the guidelines of the Committee for Ethics in publishing [1].Quality assurance in publishing and also in BJBMS is focused on the detection of forged data, images, and plagiarized articles. In its future work Editorial Board of BJBMS is obliged to pay attention to supporting academic integrity, ensuring the integrity of academic records and intellectual property. This latter implies: -Request for evidence of ethics for the approved research, that is, authors will be asked to prove that they obtained the consent of the patient for the study or in the case of experiments on animals, which methods were used so the animals would not suffer?-Ensuring that

  13. Responsibility and the physical body. Paul Ricoeur on analytical philosophy of language, cognitive science, and the task of phenomenological hermeneutics

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    Dierckxsens, Geoffrey

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 61, č. 3 (2017), s. 573-593 ISSN 0031-8256 Institutional support: RVO:67985955 Keywords : analytical philosophy * body * cognitive science * hermeneutics * phenomenology * philosophy of language * Ricoeur Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion OBOR OECD: Philosophy, History and Philosophy of science and technology

  14. Editorial 10 (1

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    Jana Dlouhá

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Dear readers, We offer you a new English issue of Envigogika which thematically focuses on case studies of regional sustainable development where social actors play specific roles in communication processes – it documents both the promotion of positive changes at regional level and/or also provide evidence to illuminate seemingly unresolvable conflicts. The concept of social learning from an educational point of view frames this thematic edition – as with any other learning process, stakeholder dialogue has a transformative aspect, the opportunity to confront and possibly change opinions and act on the basis of agreed emergent standpoints. In particular, this collection of case studies specifically tries to illuminate role of science and education in regional development, and attempts to introduce methods of analysis of diverse social relationships as well as practical ways of facilitation of communication processes. In this issue of Envigogika two types of case studies are presented – regional development and regional conflicts. Progress in both is highly dependent on the involvement of actors who shape discussions and consequently frame the issue. Analysis of social aspects is hence highly desirable and first steps undertaken here show some interesting results. The first area of interest (development issues is a traditional focus of Actor Analysis (AA and this method is widely used abroad in the envisioning stage and helps to facilitate negotiation processes. In the Czech context however, deliberation processes take place rather spontaneously and without a proper analytical stage, and reflections on negotiations in specific cases illustrates exactly this. A hypothesis about the need for continuous cultivation of democratic conditions in the Czech Republic, (with help of sound scientific analytical methods specifically concerning deliberation processes, was posed as a result of a collaborative research process. This hypothesis was

  15. Remote Sensing Data Analytics for Planetary Science with PlanetServer/EarthServer

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    Rossi, Angelo Pio; Figuera, Ramiro Marco; Flahaut, Jessica; Martinot, Melissa; Misev, Dimitar; Baumann, Peter; Pham Huu, Bang; Besse, Sebastien

    2016-04-01

    Planetary Science datasets, beyond the change in the last two decades from physical volumes to internet-accessible archives, still face the problem of large-scale processing and analytics (e.g. Rossi et al., 2014, Gaddis and Hare, 2015). PlanetServer, the Planetary Science Data Service of the EC-funded EarthServer-2 project (#654367) tackles the planetary Big Data analytics problem with an array database approach (Baumann et al., 2014). It is developed to serve a large amount of calibrated, map-projected planetary data online, mainly through Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Coverage Processing Service (WCPS) (e.g. Rossi et al., 2014; Oosthoek et al., 2013; Cantini et al., 2014). The focus of the H2020 evolution of PlanetServer is still on complex multidimensional data, particularly hyperspectral imaging and topographic cubes and imagery. In addition to hyperspectral and topographic from Mars (Rossi et al., 2014), the use of WCPS is applied to diverse datasets on the Moon, as well as Mercury. Other Solar System Bodies are going to be progressively available. Derived parameters such as summary products and indices can be produced through WCPS queries, as well as derived imagery colour combination products, dynamically generated and accessed also through OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS). Scientific questions translated into queries can be posed to a large number of individual coverages (data products), locally, regionally or globally. The new PlanetServer system uses the the Open Source Nasa WorldWind (e.g. Hogan, 2011) virtual globe as visualisation engine, and the array database Rasdaman Community Edition as core server component. Analytical tools and client components of relevance for multiple communities and disciplines are shared across service such as the Earth Observation and Marine Data Services of EarthServer. The Planetary Science Data Service of EarthServer is accessible on http://planetserver.eu. All its code base is going to be available on GitHub, on

  16. Development of Analytical Thinking Ability and Attitudes towards Science Learning of Grade-11 Students through Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM Education) in the Study of Stoichiometry

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    Chonkaew, Patcharee; Sukhummek, Boonnak; Faikhamta, Chatree

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the analytical thinking abilities and attitudes towards science learning of grade-11 students through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education integrated with a problem-based learning in the study of stoichiometry. The research tools consisted of a pre- and post-analytical…

  17. EDITORIAL: Three decades of scanning tunnelling microscopy that changed the course of surface science Three decades of scanning tunnelling microscopy that changed the course of surface science

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    Ramachandra Rao, M. S.; Margaritondo, Giorgio

    2011-11-01

    Three decades ago, with a tiny tip of platinum, the scientific world saw the real space imaging of single atoms with unprecedented spatial resolution. This signalled the birth of one of the most versatile surface probes, based on the physics of quantum mechanical tunnelling: the scanning tunnelling microscope (STM). Invented in 1981 by Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer of IBM, Zurich, it led to their award of the 1986 Nobel Prize. Atoms, once speculated to be abstract entities used by theoreticians for mere calculations, can be seen to exist for real with the nano-eye of an STM tip that also gives real-space images of molecules and adsorbed complexes on surfaces. From a very fundamental perspective, the STM changed the course of surface science and engineering. STM also emerged as a powerful tool to study various fundamental phenomena relevant to the properties of surfaces in technological applications such as tribology, medical implants, catalysis, sensors and biology—besides elucidating the importance of local bonding geometries and defects, non-periodic structures and the co-existence of nano-scale phases. Atom-level probing, once considered a dream, has seen the light with the evolution of STM. An important off-shoot of STM was the atomic force microscope (AFM) for surface mapping of insulating samples. Then followed the development of a flurry of techniques under the general name of scanning probe microscopy (SPM). These techniques (STM, AFM, MFM, PFM etc) designed for atomic-scale-resolution imaging and spectroscopy, have led to brand new developments in surface analysis. All of these novel methods enabled researchers in recent years to image and analyse complex surfaces on microscopic and nanoscopic scales. All of them utilize a small probe for sensing the surface. The invention of AFM by Gerd Binnig, Calvin Quate and Christopher Gerber opened up new opportunities for characterization of a variety of materials, and various industrial applications could be

  18. Editorial Library: User Survey.

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    This report presents the findings of a survey conducted by the editorial library of the Los Angeles Times to measure usage and satisfaction with library service, provide background information on library user characteristics, collect information on patterns of use of the Times' clipping files, relate data on usage and satisfaction parameters to…

  19. Editorial: Introductions All Around

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    Full Text Available In Brief: Over the past year, the Editorial Board has experienced some changes (yay, growing pains!. In this group post, current board members introduce themselves and talk about the types of articles they’d love to see submitted in 2016. We also thank all of our emeritus board members for their hard work shaping In The […

  20. Earth Science Data Analytics: Bridging Tools and Techniques with the Co-Analysis of Large, Heterogeneous Datasets

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    Kempler, Steve; Mathews, Tiffany

    2016-01-01

    The continuum of ever-evolving data management systems affords great opportunities to the enhancement of knowledge and facilitation of science research. To take advantage of these opportunities, it is essential to understand and develop methods that enable data relationships to be examined and the information to be manipulated. This presentation describes the efforts of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation Earth Science Data Analytics (ESDA) Cluster to understand, define, and facilitate the implementation of ESDA to advance science research. As a result of the void of Earth science data analytics publication material, the cluster has defined ESDA along with 10 goals to set the framework for a common understanding of tools and techniques that are available and still needed to support ESDA.

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    Administration; Editorial Staff - Academy; Editorial Staff - Current Science ... Coordinator, Summer Research Fellowship Programme (Science Education Panel), .... Joint Statement by the Three Science Academies of India on the teaching of the ...

  2. MERRA Analytic Services: Meeting the Big Data Challenges of Climate Science through Cloud-Enabled Climate Analytics-as-a-Service

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    Schnase, J. L.; Duffy, D.; Tamkin, G. S.; Nadeau, D.; Thompson, J. H.; Grieg, C. M.; McInerney, M.; Webster, W. P.

    2013-12-01

    Climate science is a Big Data domain that is experiencing unprecedented growth. In our efforts to address the Big Data challenges of climate science, we are moving toward a notion of Climate Analytics-as-a-Service (CAaaS). We focus on analytics, because it is the knowledge gained from our interactions with Big Data that ultimately produce societal benefits. We focus on CAaaS because we believe it provides a useful way of thinking about the problem: a specialization of the concept of business process-as-a-service, which is an evolving extension of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS enabled by Cloud Computing. Within this framework, Cloud Computing plays an important role; however, we see it as only one element in a constellation of capabilities that are essential to delivering climate analytics as a service. These elements are essential because in the aggregate they lead to generativity, a capacity for self-assembly that we feel is the key to solving many of the Big Data challenges in this domain. MERRA Analytic Services (MERRA/AS) is an example of cloud-enabled CAaaS built on this principle. MERRA/AS enables MapReduce analytics over NASA's Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) data collection. The MERRA reanalysis integrates observational data with numerical models to produce a global temporally and spatially consistent synthesis of 26 key climate variables. It represents a type of data product that is of growing importance to scientists doing climate change research and a wide range of decision support applications. MERRA/AS brings together the following generative elements in a full, end-to-end demonstration of CAaaS capabilities: (1) high-performance, data proximal analytics, (2) scalable data management, (3) software appliance virtualization, (4) adaptive analytics, and (5) a domain-harmonized API. The effectiveness of MERRA/AS has been demonstrated in several applications. In our experience, Cloud Computing lowers the barriers and risk to

  3. MERRA Analytic Services: Meeting the Big Data Challenges of Climate Science Through Cloud-enabled Climate Analytics-as-a-service

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    Schnase, John L.; Duffy, Daniel Quinn; Tamkin, Glenn S.; Nadeau, Denis; Thompson, John H.; Grieg, Christina M.; McInerney, Mark A.; Webster, William P.

    2014-01-01

    Climate science is a Big Data domain that is experiencing unprecedented growth. In our efforts to address the Big Data challenges of climate science, we are moving toward a notion of Climate Analytics-as-a-Service (CAaaS). We focus on analytics, because it is the knowledge gained from our interactions with Big Data that ultimately produce societal benefits. We focus on CAaaS because we believe it provides a useful way of thinking about the problem: a specialization of the concept of business process-as-a-service, which is an evolving extension of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS enabled by Cloud Computing. Within this framework, Cloud Computing plays an important role; however, we it see it as only one element in a constellation of capabilities that are essential to delivering climate analytics as a service. These elements are essential because in the aggregate they lead to generativity, a capacity for self-assembly that we feel is the key to solving many of the Big Data challenges in this domain. MERRA Analytic Services (MERRAAS) is an example of cloud-enabled CAaaS built on this principle. MERRAAS enables MapReduce analytics over NASAs Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) data collection. The MERRA reanalysis integrates observational data with numerical models to produce a global temporally and spatially consistent synthesis of 26 key climate variables. It represents a type of data product that is of growing importance to scientists doing climate change research and a wide range of decision support applications. MERRAAS brings together the following generative elements in a full, end-to-end demonstration of CAaaS capabilities: (1) high-performance, data proximal analytics, (2) scalable data management, (3) software appliance virtualization, (4) adaptive analytics, and (5) a domain-harmonized API. The effectiveness of MERRAAS has been demonstrated in several applications. In our experience, Cloud Computing lowers the barriers and risk to

  4. Stockholm Shines (Editorial

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    Denise Koufogiannakis

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available I didn’t sleep much in Stockholm. The eight hour time difference and the jet lag completely messed me up, not to mention the 19 hours of daylight! But during the day when I was so tired, the content being presented at the conference and the people I met kept me buzzing and wide awake! It is always nice to find a group of people who are interested in the same things as you are, and to do so in a beautiful setting with great food and a friendly environment is all the better. In my opinion, the 5th EBLIP conference was the best yet! I returned to Canada inspired and intellectually stimulated.The EBLIP conference is one of the few times that those of us who work on the EBLIP journal have a chance to get together and talk in person. Our journal editors are situated in the U.K., Canada, and the United States, so our work is done primarily via e‐mail and the occasional conference call. Three of us made it to Stockholm (Alison, Lorie and myself, so it was great to touch base in person and have a drink or two together! We also got to see several members of the Editorial Advisory board, as well as those who write evidence summaries for us, or are involved in some other way. Meeting some of these people in person for the first time after a lengthy e‐mail relationship is quite a treat! The Editors took the opportunity at the conference to hold a user group meeting, inviting anyone who was interested to attend and provide us with feedback about the journal. To start we provided an update, which included the fact that the journal has over 2000 registered readers. Did you know that in just one month (May 25 – June 24, 2009 we had 4649 site visits; 3,678 of them unique? Most visits to the journal are from the United States, followed by Canada, Australia, and the U.K. But we have people accessing the journal from all over world, and now that we are tracking site traffic via Google Analytics, it is easy to see on a map where our readers reside. There was

  5. Grade 8 students' capability of analytical thinking and attitude toward science through teaching and learning about soil and its' pollution based on science technology and society (STS) approach

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    Boonprasert, Lapisarin; Tupsai, Jiraporn; Yuenyong, Chokchai

    2018-01-01

    This study reported Grade 8 students' analytical thinking and attitude toward science in teaching and learning about soil and its' pollution through science technology and society (STS) approach. The participants were 36 Grade 8 students in Naklang, Nongbualumphu, Thailand. The teaching and learning about soil and its' pollution through STS approach had carried out for 6 weeks. The soil and its' pollution unit through STS approach was developed based on framework of Yuenyong (2006) that consisted of five stages including (1) identification of social issues, (2) identification of potential solutions, (3) need for knowledge, (4) decision-making, and (5) socialization stage. Students' analytical thinking and attitude toward science was collected during their learning by participant observation, analytical thinking test, students' tasks, and journal writing. The findings revealed that students could gain their capability of analytical thinking. They could give ideas or behave the characteristics of analytical thinking such as thinking for classifying, compare and contrast, reasoning, interpreting, collecting data and decision making. Students' journal writing reflected that the STS class of soil and its' pollution motivated students. The paper will discuss implications of these for science teaching and learning through STS in Thailand.

  6. SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS: Editorial Policies

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    Editorial Assistant/s: Mr. Adlai Davids, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa, E-mail: saharaj@hsrc.ac.za. International Editorial Board/ Le comité de redaction international: Adamson Muula (University of Malawi, Malawi). Brooke Schoepf (Harvard University, USA). Busisiwe Bhengu (University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, ...

  7. EDITORIAL: On plagiarism

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    Harris, Simon; Webb, Steve; Hendee, William R.

    2008-03-01

    Plagiarism Plagiarism is, we are pleased to observe, not a common occurrence in Physics in Medicine & Biology (PMB); however, like those responsible for all scientific journals, we are concerned about plagiarism, and very keen to prevent it. The Publications Committee of the International Organization of Medical Physics (IOMP) has prepared a generic editorial on plagiarism. The editorial is reproduced here (with permission of the IOMP), with slight modifications to enhance its relevance to the audience of PMB, along with our procedures for dealing with any cases of plagiarism should they ever arise. Plagiarism (from the Latin 'plagiare', 'to kidnap') is defined as 'the appropriation or imitation of the language, ideas, and thoughts of another author, and representation of them as one's original work' (the Random House Dictionary of the English Language—unabridged). Plagiarism is a serious breach of research ethics that, if committed intentionally, is considered research misconduct. Plagiarism in its most serious form is the passing off of all, or large sections, of another author's published paper as one's original work. If, following appropriate confidential investigation (see below), such a plagiarism is established, this will result in heavy sanctions including retraction of the article, up to a 5 year publication ban from PMB, and informing of employers and/or professional bodies (even after one offence). This may result in loss of research funding, loss of professional stature, and even termination of employment of the plagiarizing author(s). Plagiarism undermines the authenticity of research manuscripts and the journals in which they are published, and compromises the integrity of the scientific process and the public regard for science. Plagiarism violates the literary rights of the individuals who are plagiarized, and the property rights of copyright holders. Violation of these rights may result in legal action against the individual(s) committing

  8. The publishing game: reflections of an editorial team.

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    Crawford, James M; Ketcham, Catherine M; Braylan, Raul; Morel, Laurence; Terada, Naohiro; Turner, Jerrold R; Yachnis, Anthony T

    2008-12-01

    The close of a 5-year editorship gives opportunity to reflect on the highs and the lows of an editorship. The goal of such reflection is to assist both authors and reviewers in interacting with a biomedical journal, and to foster interest among individuals contemplating an editorship. Among the highs was the privilege of publishing high-quality original scientific work within the scope of the journal; in this instance mechanistic studies of disease. Although review articles and editorials have their reward, it is the publication of original peer-reviewed work that constitutes the true basis for advancing biomedical science. This is the heart of journal publication. Second, the editorial interaction with submitting authors in bringing their work to publication is itself highly rewarding, and can lead to longer-term collegial working relationships between editors and authors. The anonymous expert reviewers also play a key role in bringing outstanding scientific work to successful publication. Collectively, authors, editors, and reviewers constitute an important 'community of science'. Third, working together as an editorial team, especially through the weekly 'journal clubs' that a regular editorial meeting affords, is commended as a key reward of any editorial group taking on journal management. The lows included sifting through submitted manuscripts in which the rigor of science was not satisfactory, and encountering specific instances of compromised scientific integrity--fortunately rare. In both instances, the editorial commitment is to publish high-quality original science; a necessary corollary is identifying those submissions, through rigorous but fair review, which do not meet journal standards. In the end, editorship is a highly rewarding experience, and very much conducive to sustaining the wonder of science that drew us to this profession.

  9. Teachers as Producers of Data Analytics: A Case Study of a Teacher-Focused Educational Data Science Program

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    McCoy, Chase; Shih, Patrick C.

    2016-01-01

    Educational data science (EDS) is an emerging, interdisciplinary research domain that seeks to improve educational assessment, teaching, and student learning through data analytics. Teachers have been portrayed in the EDS literature as users of pre-constructed data dashboards in educational technologies, with little consideration given to them as…

  10. Effects of Innovative Science and Mathematics Teaching on Student Attitudes and Achievement: A Meta-Analytic Study

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    Savelsbergh, E.R.; Prins, G.T.; Rietbergen, C.; Fechner, S.; Vaessen, B.E.; Draijer, J.M.; Bakker, A.

    2016-01-01

    Many teaching approaches have been tried to improve student attitudes and achievement in science and mathematics education. Achievement effects have been synthesized, but a systematic overview of attitude effects is missing. This study provides a meta analytic review based on 56 publications

  11. EarthServer: Cross-Disciplinary Earth Science Through Data Cube Analytics

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    Baumann, P.; Rossi, A. P.

    2016-12-01

    The unprecedented increase of imagery, in-situ measurements, and simulation data produced by Earth (and Planetary) Science observations missions bears a rich, yet not leveraged potential for getting insights from integrating such diverse datasets and transform scientific questions into actual queries to data, formulated in a standardized way.The intercontinental EarthServer [1] initiative is demonstrating new directions for flexible, scalable Earth Science services based on innovative NoSQL technology. Researchers from Europe, the US and Australia have teamed up to rigorously implement the concept of the datacube. Such a datacube may have spatial and temporal dimensions (such as a satellite image time series) and may unite an unlimited number of scenes. Independently from whatever efficient data structuring a server network may perform internally, users (scientist, planners, decision makers) will always see just a few datacubes they can slice and dice.EarthServer has established client [2] and server technology for such spatio-temporal datacubes. The underlying scalable array engine, rasdaman [3,4], enables direct interaction, including 3-D visualization, common EO data processing, and general analytics. Services exclusively rely on the open OGC "Big Geo Data" standards suite, the Web Coverage Service (WCS). Conversely, EarthServer has shaped and advanced WCS based on the experience gained. The first phase of EarthServer has advanced scalable array database technology into 150+ TB services. Currently, Petabyte datacubes are being built for ad-hoc and cross-disciplinary querying, e.g. using climate, Earth observation and ocean data.We will present the EarthServer approach, its impact on OGC / ISO / INSPIRE standardization, and its platform technology, rasdaman.References: [1] Baumann, et al. (2015) DOI: 10.1080/17538947.2014.1003106 [2] Hogan, P., (2011) NASA World Wind, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research

  12. Editorial/Van die Redaksie

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    Jun 1, 1991 ... It is not the intention of this editorial to go over the events of that time in great ... Medicine, when he wrote, 'an editorially independent journal is more .... mutually exclusive 'systems', hinder rather than enhance appropriate ...

  13. PUBLISHER'S ANNOUNCEMENT: Editorial developments Editorial developments

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    2010-01-01

    I am delighted to inform you that from January 2010 Professor Alfred K Louis of the University of Saarland, Germany, will be the new Editor-in-Chief of Inverse Problems. Alfred joins us with a wealth of experience and a great deal of respect from the community. He has served the journal in a number of ways as an Editorial Board member, outstanding reviewer and author. We very much look forward to working with him to continue to publish the highest quality articles in the field and build on our extremely successful special section and topical review programmes. Whilst welcoming Alfred to the position, we are also keen to thank our outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Professor Bill Symes, for the fabulous job that he has done over the past five years. Under Bill's direction, Inverse Problems has gone from strength to strength. In fact, in the last year we have taken the step of moving from six to 12 issues a year, reflecting the increased number of high-quality papers submitted to the journal. During the last five years we have published a wide range of fantastic special sections and topical reviews, including a celebration of the journal's 25th year (issue 12 2009), in which Bill played a pivotal role. We are very much looking forward to 2010 and will be celebrating our 25th birthday further with a selection of highlighted articles chosen from the past 25 years. We hope that you will continue to enjoy reading the journal. If you have any feedback, comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at ip@iop.org. Zoë Crossman Publisher

  14. Editorial: Sales Strategy (2010)

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    2010-01-01

    The editorial theme for this issue of the OSBR is Sales Strategy. While "marketing" is everything a company does to build interest in its offers, "sales" consists of converting these offers into cash. By "sales strategy," we refer to all sales planning and process development activities leading up to the actual selling of a product or service. In his recent blog post at MaRS Discovery District, Mark Zimmerman answered a question he is frequently asked by the founders of startups: "How do we f...

  15. Editorial: Advanced learning technologies

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Recent rapid development of advanced information technology brings high expectations of its potential to improvement and innovations in learning. This special issue is devoted to using some of the emerging technologies issues related to the topic of education and knowledge sharing, involving several cutting edge research outcomes from recent advancement of learning technologies. Advanced learning technologies are the composition of various related technologies and concepts such as mobile technologies and social media towards learner centered learning. This editorial note provides an overview of relevant issues discussed in this special issue.

  16. ACCOUNTING AND CONTROL AS SCIENCES AND ACADEMIC SUBJECTS IN ACCOUNTING AND ANALYTICAL EDUCATION

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    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The knowledge of accounting and control, analysis and audit as the main instruments of cognition and management functions is an integral part of economic education, science and practice and requires improving the training of the accounting personnel in accordance with the requirements of public administration and development of global information systems of business. Real European integration processes require high qualifications and competence of the teaching staff, the development of scientific schools, intellectualization of preparation of masters and PhDs based on the traditions of patriotism, democracy and self-sufficiency. We must form a new set of modern disciplines and economic specialties and optimize the network for universities on the basis of convergent-integrative structures (clusters in education on principles of transparency and openness. The priority should be the principle of continuity of professional and analytical accounting education for business managers and civil servants. Practical implementation of the Law of Ukraine "On Higher Education" and the principles of the Bologna Declaration while training specialists in accounting and auditing will somehow harmonize national education, improve and keep elements of own competitive advantages and enrich them by the best achievements of the world practice.

  17. Editorial Report - 2011

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    Ricardo Pereira Camara Leal

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available RBFin is the main Brazilian publication outlet of academic papers about finance. The contents of the Review are open and online; a printed version is maintained, in part, thanks to a grant from CNPq/CAPES. Using the Open Journals System to manage the editorial process, publication of RBFin adheres to a strict publication schedule. The journal is indexed by EconLit, Google Scholar, DOAJ, Gale and Ebsco and is listed in the JEL, Latindex, OpenJGate, and Cabell's directories. RBFin is rated B1 in the business area of the Brazilian classification system. The editorial board undergoes partial turnover every year and comprises 18 individuals from four countries, the Brazilian members being affiliated with universities in five different Brazilian states. The acceptance rate was 30% for papers submitted in 2010, the most recent year in which all submissions have already received a final decision. The average number of days between receipt and acceptance for all articles published in 2011 was 266. The worst case was 462 days. The average number of days between receipt and publication was 432. The worst case was 599 days. The average number of hits per article as of January 2012 was 1,249. Sixty-four individuals served as reviewers in 2011.

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 23; Issue 1. Issue front cover thumbnail Issue back cover thumbnail. Volume 23, Issue 1. January 2018, pages 1-133. pp 1-3 General Editorial. General Editorial · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. pp 5-6 Editorial. Editorial · More Details Abstract Fulltext ...

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Editorial Board. Editorial Board. Resonance – Journal of Science Education. Chief Editor. N Sathyamurthy, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore ... Guruswamy Kumaraswamy, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

  20. PUBLISHER'S ANNOUNCEMENT: Editorial developments Editorial developments

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    2009-01-01

    that make outstanding contributions to the field and we look forward to awarding the inaugural prizes in May 2009. With the help of Murray Batchelor and our distinguished Editorial Board, we will be working to further improve the quality of the journal whilst continuing to offer excellent services to our readers, authors and referees. We hope that you benefit from reading the journal. If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at jphysa@iop.org. Rebecca Gillan Publisher

  1. EDITORIAL THE ROLE OF DRUGS IN CONTROL OF MALARIA In ...

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    East and Central African Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Vol. 14 (2011). EDITORIAL. THE ROLE OF DRUGS IN CONTROL OF MALARIA. In the early 1960s, President Kwame Nkrumah, the then doyen of Pan African politics, suggested that it would be appropriate to erect a monument in honour of mosquito which had ...

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    Editorial: Mass trauma and mental health in Africa. Seggane Musisi. Abstract. No Abstract Available African Health Sciences Vol.4(2) 2004: 80-82. Full Text: EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT · AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL.

  3. Moving On (Editorial

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    Lindsay Glynn

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Well, here we are with another full volume published. I have watched this journal grow from an idea to a sustainable, reputable journal with readers and contributors from all over the world. It has grown from a small editorial group to a collection of peer reviewers, Evidence Summary writers, copyeditors, etc., that is eighty-four strong (and counting. I have wavered between wondering whether promoting evidence based librarianship is akin to flogging a dead horse to feeling secure in knowing that we are making a difference. Being involved with this journal has made me look at what I do in a different light and I now approach decisions and change with what I refer to as “structured flexibility”. Following the EBL framework is the structured part, and when it works, it works well. But we all know that there is not always an answer in the literature nor is there a guarantee that implemented evidence based change will work similarly in different environments. That’s where the flexibility comes in.Three years as Editor-in-Chief has been a challenging, enjoyable, time-consuming, and fascinating learning experience. It has provided me with numerous opportunities in terms of speaking engagements, workshop offerings, and valuable discussion and discourse. It has also provided me with research and project ideas that I have had to place on the back burner until a time when I have enough hours in the day. Recognizing that adding additional hours to the day is, well, impossible, I have decided to stepdown from my editorial role to pursue other activities. This was a bittersweet decision, but a necessary one. I am pleased to announce that Denise Koufogiannakis will be taking on the role of Editor-in-Chief for the next term. Denise, as many of you know, has also been involved with this journal since its inception and, after a brief period of reduced involvement, has eagerly stepped up to the plate. This journal would not be what it is today without

  4. Web Analytics 2.0 The Art of Online Accountability and Science of Customer Centricity

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    Kaushik, Avinash

    2009-01-01

    Adeptly address today's business challenges with this powerful new book from web analytics thought leader Avinash Kaushik. Web Analytics 2.0 presents a new framework that will permanently change how you think about analytics. It provides specific recommendations for creating an actionable strategy, applying analytical techniques correctly, solving challenges such as measuring social media and multichannel campaigns, achieving optimal success by leveraging experimentation, and employing tactics for truly listening to your customers. The book will help your organization become more data driven w

  5. Editorial - The winter Atomiades

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    As we wrote in our previous editorial, the Staff Association gives direct support to sports events, such as the Atomiades, a section of the Association of Sports Communities of European Research Institutes, which brings together sportsmen and women from 38 European research centres in 13 countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Russia, and Switzerland). The summer Atomiades take place between the months of June and September every three years. Thirteen such events have taken place since 1973, the last one in June 2009 in Berlin. As far as the winter Atomiades are concerned, also organized every three years, and alternating with the summer Atomiades, there have been eleven since 1981, the last one at the end of January this year in neighbouring France. The following article tells the wonderful adventure of the CERN staff who took part in this event. A positive outcome for CERN skiers at the winter Atomiades The 11t...

  6. Hair elemental analysis for forensic science using nuclear and related analytical methods

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    Kučera, Jan; Kameník, Jan; Havránek, Vladimír

    2018-01-01

    Roč. 7, č. 3 (2018), s. 65-74 ISSN 2468-1709 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GBP108/12/G108; GA MŠk LM2015056 Institutional support: RVO:61389005 Keywords : hair * forensic analysis * neutron activation analysis * particle induced X-ray emission Subject RIV: CB - Analytical Chemistry, Separation OBOR OECD: Analytical chemistry

  7. Looking Forward (Editorial

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    Denise Koufogiannakis

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available This issue marks the start of EBLIP’s fourthyear of publication. I am excited to begin my new role as Editor-in-Chief at a time when the journal is functioning well and the Editorial Team has a sufficient amount of experience to confidently manage the publishing process, but is young enough to be open to new ideas and make changes without too much angst. Mostly, I hope that the journal can quickly respond to the needs of our readers, authors, and everyone who works to make the journal a success. I am always pleasantly surprised when we put out calls for volunteer help and are overwhelmed with the number of people who are interested in contributing to the journal. I definitely believe that the more people who are involved, the better the end result will be, since more ideas and points of view only strengthen the quality of our endeavour.To kick off this first issue of 2009, we debut a new section called Using Evidence in Practice. This section features brief reports of LIS practitioners' use of evidence to assist with decision making. We hope that this section will attract all the practitioners out there who are trying to incorporate evidence into their daily practice, and want to share some of their successes or struggles with the evidence-based process. The section follows a structured format, so that readers can always expect to be provided with information on a project that includes an overview of the setting, problem, evidence that was used, how change was implemented, the outcome of those changes,and the author’s reflections on trying to implement change by using evidence. I hope these brief reports of “real-life” stories inspire and provide ideas for our readers. Our first article in this section looks at one library’s exploration of the use of folksonomy tags and what the evidence they gathered might mean for the cataloguing of their electronic dissertations and theses collection.I am pleased to announce that we have a new

  8. EDITORIAL: Coherent Control

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    Fielding, Helen; Shapiro, Moshe; Baumert, Thomas

    2008-04-01

    accumulated so far by many groups is that quantum interferences are the mechanism underlying most successful control scenarios and control experiments. The identification of the control mechanism is especially facile when the time-dependence of the Hamiltonian merely serves to prepare a state which then evolves in the absence of external fields. Analytical theories also exist when the explicit time dependence of the Hamiltonian can be treated adiabatically. Under these circumstances one can identify the quantum interfering pathways that lead to control, allowing for the simultaneous exploration of entire 'landscapes' (and not just a single 'desirable' objective) resulting from varying all the experimental 'knobs' at our disposal, e.g., relative- and envelope-phases, intensities, polarizations, and pulse-sequencing. Such 'pulse-shaping' knobs are now available down to the sub-femtosecond regime in broad spectral regions ranging from the UV to the IR. We expect that comprehensive investigations of the quantum interference required to control dynamical processes will result in a more detailed understanding of the dynamics themselves. Together with experimental progress---the stage is now set for many exciting applications in fundamental and applied sciences by 'tailoring' light--matter interactions essentially at will.

  9. Honesty, accepting criticism, common goals, and team-work spirit are the basics for building working teams; Editorial

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    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available As we start the New Year, we anticipate a very productive year that will include advancement in science and increased collaboration among the members of the medical community. This editorial consists of discussion topics/points that were brought up among the members of the ljm editorial office, which we would like to share with our readers.

  10. EDITORIAL: Letter from the Editor

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    Hauptmann, Peter

    2006-12-01

    Dear authors and reviewers of articles for Measurement Science and Technology, I would like to thank all those who have published papers with us in 2006, and special thanks go to those of you who have kindly reviewed articles for the journal this year. I would also like to take this opportunity to update you on some of the developments on the journal this year. As many of you are no doubt aware our impact factor (a measure of the average number of times recent papers are referred to by others) has remained above 1 for the second year in a row. This is often taken as an indication of the quality and relevance of recently published research, and although as readers we develop our own instinct for journals of high quality, it is gratifying as an Editor to see the data from an independent organization agreeing with my own assessment. This year we have welcomed several new faces to our Editorial Board and International Advisory Board. We are delighted to welcome Professor Hirofumi Yamada of the University of Kyoto as a representative from Japan. From China we have been joined by Professor Xuzong Chen of Peking University and Professor Zhiyi Wei of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. Professor Ivan Marusic from University of Minnesota and Dr Paul Williams of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder have joined as North American representatives. As usual you will be able to submit your articles through them or direct to the Editorial Office in Bristol, UK. As part of our ongoing initiative to give our authors' work the highest visibility, all articles are freely available online for 30 days from the date of publication, allowing all researchers to read and view the latest research as soon as it is published, and this year there have been many interesting articles to read! As regular readers are aware, Measurement Science and Technology publishes special issues and features, which highlight an area of current interest. This year's topics included

  11. Secular and religious: the intrinsic doubleness of analytical psychology and the hegemony of naturalism in the social sciences.

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    Main, Roderick

    2013-06-01

    In recent years a number of prominent social theorists, including Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor, have voiced concern about the hegemony of naturalistic, secular assumptions in the social sciences, and in their different ways have sought to address this by establishing greater parity between secular and religious perspectives. This paper suggests that C.G. Jung's analytical psychology, which hitherto has been largely ignored by social theory, may have something to contribute on this issue as it can be understood coherently both empirically, without reference to transcendent reality, and metaphysically, with reference to transcendent reality. It is argued that, despite his denials of any metaphysical intent, Jung does in fact engage in metaphysics and that together the empirical and metaphysical vectors of his thought result in a rich and distinctive double perspective. This dual secular and religious perspective can be seen as part of Jung's own critique of the hegemony of naturalism and secularism, which for Jung has profound social as well as clinical relevance. The concern and approach that Habermas and Taylor share with Jung on this issue may provide some grounds for increased dialogue between analytical psychology and the social sciences. © 2013, The Society of Analytical Psychology.

  12. Climate Analytics-As-a-Service (CAaas), Advanced Information Systems, and Services to Accelerate the Climate Sciences.

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    McInerney, M.; Schnase, J. L.; Duffy, D.; Tamkin, G.; Nadeau, D.; Strong, S.; Thompson, J. H.; Sinno, S.; Lazar, D.

    2014-12-01

    The climate sciences represent a big data domain that is experiencing unprecedented growth. In our efforts to address the big data challenges of climate science, we are moving toward a notion of Climate Analytics-as-a-Service (CAaaS). We focus on analytics, because it is the knowledge gained from our interactions with big data that ultimately product societal benefits. We focus on CAaaS because we believe it provides a useful way of thinking about the problem: a specialization of the concept of business process-as-a-service, which is an evolving extension of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS enabled by cloud computing. Within this framework, cloud computing plays an important role; however, we see it as only one element in a constellation of capabilities that are essential to delivering climate analytics-as-a-service. These elements are essential because in the aggregate they lead to generativity, a capacity for self-assembly that we feel is the key to solving many of the big data challenges in this domain. This poster will highlight specific examples of CAaaS using climate reanalysis data, high-performance cloud computing, map reduce, and the Climate Data Services API.

  13. [The Editorial Advisory Committee].

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    Reyes, H

    1996-12-01

    Since 1970, Revista Médica de Chile applies the peer review system as a main step in the selection and improvement of the manuscripts to be published. Over 150 experts participate in this process annually, reviewing up to 5 manuscripts per year. The final decision with regards to to the acceptability of a manuscript remains a responsibility of the Editor. The reviewers are selected by the Editor and his Associates among clinical investigators, prominent subspecialits and basic scientists, according to the nature of the manuscript. Most of them work in Chile. Their names are published and their confidential work is acknowledged in a special chronicle published in the Revista once a year. A small number of these reviewers appears in every issue of the journal identified as Members of its Editorial Advisory Committee. They have been selected by the Editors among those reviewers who deal with a greater number of manuscripts and also those experienced specialists whose opinion is requested when an exceptional conflict of opinions is raised by the authors and their reviewers. After 5 to 10 years of a highly praised collaboration, the previous Committee has been changed and new names were included, starting in this issue of Revista Médica de Chile.

  14. Disciplinary Identity as Analytic Construct and Design Goal: Making Learning Sciences Matter

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    Carlone, Heidi B.

    2017-01-01

    Bent Flyvbjerg (2001), in his book "Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How It Can Succeed Again," argues that social science's aims and methods are currently, and perhaps always will be, ill suited to the type of cumulative and predictive theory that characterizes inquiry and knowledge generation in the natural…

  15. Renewal and Change (Editorial

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The end of yet another calendar year leads to a time of new beginnings and new challenges. For me, this is the end of my three year term as Editor-in-Chief of EBLIP, which has been a very rewarding challenge personally and professionally. I would like to thank each and every person who has contributed to the success of the journal. EBLIP relies on the talented and professional people who regularly give of their time and expertise. I particularly want to thank the Editorial Team who has worked so closely with me over the past three years: Alison Brettle, Lorie Kloda, Katrine Mallan, Jonathan Eldredge, Michelle Dunaway, and our former intern Andrea Baer. Thank you!In the past three years, EBLIP has continued to grow and thrive. We currently have more than 3400 registered readers, and an Editorial Advisory Board comprised of 70 people from 11 countries. Several of our papers have had more than 5000 pdf downloads, and the average number of downloads is 1308. I am also pleased to let you know that we have recently been accepted for inclusion in Scopus.In looking back and reflecting on the past three years, we have continued to build a strong open access journal that is relevant to LIS practitioners. We have increased the number of articles being published, and the overall number of submissions. Content is wide ranging, including multiple sectors within library and information studies. Our evidence summaries continue to be the heart of our journal, with more and more research from our field being critically appraised in this way. We have also added new sections such as Using Evidence in Practice, in which authors reflect on incorporating evidence into practice.And now it is time yet again for renewal and change. I am very pleased to welcome Alison Brettle of the University of Salford, as she begins her three year term as Editor-in-Chief. Alison has been the Associate Editor (Articles since the very early days of publication and brings extensive

  16. Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES Exploratory Data & Analytic Services Private Sector Pilot Project

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    ICES was able to work with private sector organizations without compromising the three principles. Based on the evaluation of the private sector pilot, and the findings from the focus groups, ICES will begin offering limited analytic services to private sector researchers beginning June 2016 under ICES’ existing corporate structure, and bring recommendations regarding ongoing operations to the ICES Board in June 2017.

  17. PISA 2015 Assessment and Analytical Framework: Science, Reading, Mathematic, Financial Literacy and Collaborative Problem Solving

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    What is important for citizens to know and be able to do? The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) seeks to answer that question through the most comprehensive and rigorous international assessment of student knowledge and skills. The PISA 2015 Assessment and Analytical Framework presents the conceptual foundations of the…

  18. Analytical service by neutron activation analysis for promoting science and technology

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    Rosenberg, R.J.

    1994-01-01

    Neutron activation analysis (NAA) has outstanding qualities as an analytical technique. As it requiers a research reactor it will never be every laboratoies' technique, but rather NAA laboratories should offer service are discussed under the titles, advantages of NAA, applications of NAA, organization of the work, pricing and funding the customers

  19. EDITORIAL: Editor's Farewell

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    Hudson, R. P.

    1989-01-01

    The completion of Volume 26, 1989, marked the end of my tenure as Editor of Metrologia. My association with the journal, its parent body the Comité International des Poids et Mesures, its host organization the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, the publishers Springer-Verlag and last (but by no means least) the Editorial Board, has been a pleasant one and I trust that the subscribers will have found the product to be generally satisfactory. There have been, it is true, some disappointments along the way and I shall mention two of these while expressing the hope that the new Editor will enjoy a greater success in their regard. First is the question of circulation, which has stayed dangerously low, although the shrinkage has tapered off in the most recent years. Because of the narrow public support, the costs of production are relatively high and this, through a consequently high subscription rate, tends to enshrine the unsatisfactory state of affairs. Modest schemes to broaden the journal's appeal and bring in a wider readership have foundered upon the first step, namely, that of procuring from staff members of the national standards laboratories the hoped-for articles which would discuss the state of the art in delivering the highest-quality measurement services to the public. However, some very interesting and bolder schemes are presently under discussion. I had also hoped to leaven the journal's content a little by regularly appearing articles on the latest developments within the great national laboratories. But, as with technical review articles, it has proven very difficult to find the right authors who can also spare the time, and only a few laboratories have found it possible to collaborate. In taking my leave, it remains for me to thank all the contributors, referees and readers for their support, to express the hope of an ever brighter future for Metrologia and to wish to the new Editor, Dr D A Blackburn, a happy and successful tenure.

  20. Big³. Editorial.

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    Lehmann, C U; Séroussi, B; Jaulent, M-C

    2014-05-22

    To provide an editorial introduction into the 2014 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics with an overview of the content, the new publishing scheme, and upcoming 25th anniversary. A brief overview of the 2014 special topic, Big Data - Smart Health Strategies, and an outline of the novel publishing model is provided in conjunction with a call for proposals to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Yearbook. 'Big Data' has become the latest buzzword in informatics and promise new approaches and interventions that can improve health, well-being, and quality of life. This edition of the Yearbook acknowledges the fact that we just started to explore the opportunities that 'Big Data' will bring. However, it will become apparent to the reader that its pervasive nature has invaded all aspects of biomedical informatics - some to a higher degree than others. It was our goal to provide a comprehensive view at the state of 'Big Data' today, explore its strengths and weaknesses, as well as its risks, discuss emerging trends, tools, and applications, and stimulate the development of the field through the aggregation of excellent survey papers and working group contributions to the topic. For the first time in history will the IMIA Yearbook be published in an open access online format allowing a broader readership especially in resource poor countries. For the first time, thanks to the online format, will the IMIA Yearbook be published twice in the year, with two different tracks of papers. We anticipate that the important role of the IMIA yearbook will further increase with these changes just in time for its 25th anniversary in 2016.

  1. Good editorial practice: editors as educators.

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    Marusić, M; Marusić, A

    2001-04-01

    There may be valuable research going on in the developing and financially less-privileged countries, but it usually does not reach international visibility, in spite of a large number of scientific journals in these countries. Such journals are not only invisible but, by perpetuating a vicious circle of inadequacy, may be directly damaging to the local science and research culture. We call for an international action to help journal editors in less privileged countries. International associations of editors may be leaders of these activities by defining, promoting, and perhaps controlling good editorial practice, as a main criterion for international recognition of a journal. However, the editors of small journals have the power and moral obligation to become a stronghold of quality and advancement in their scientific community. Their educational "tools" are editorial integrity and author-friendly policy. Editors can teach the authors study design, statistical analysis, precision, punctuality, research integrity, style and format of writing, and other aspects of scientific communication. The editors of "big", mainstream scientific journals can act as global educators, teaching and providing guidance to editors of small journals. The editors from developed countries as leaders, and editors from less advantageous environments as teachers are the key figures in shaping research communication in less privileged scientific communities.

  2. Analytical Study of Self-Motivations among a Southwest Public University Nonpolitical Science Major Students in Required Political Science Courses

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    Gasim, Gamal; Stevens, Tara; Zebidi, Amira

    2012-01-01

    All undergraduate students are required by state law to take six credited hours in political science. This study will help us identify if differences exist in self-determination among students enrolled in American Public Policy and American Government at a large, Southwestern public university. Because some types of motivation are associated with…

  3. Editorial. La estadística: Disforia en ciencias de la salud.

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    Salinas, Pedro José

    2007-01-01

    Editorial. La estadística: Disforia en ciencias de la salud. Editorial. Statistics: Disforia in health sciences. Salinas, Pedro José Colecistectomía laparoscópica asistida por robot. Una nueva técnica aprendida. Robot-assisted laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A new learnt technique. Lucena Olavarrieta, Jorge R. Coronel, Paúl Orellana, Ysabelen Diagnóstico ecográfico de craneoraquisquisis: reporte de caso. Ecographic diagnoses of craneorachischisis: A case report. Te...

  4. A Report to the President: Analytic Perspectives on the Science and Technology Issues Facing the Nation

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    2001-01-01

    Initiatives CAROLINE WAGNER Research Planning and OSTP Coordination LISA SHELDONE Research Administration and Financial Management DAVID ADAMSON...Communications LISA NEUFELD Contract Administration and Financial Management REVIEWS FROM S&T POLICY INSTITUTE PROJECT SPONSORS “The Science & Technology Policy...NUMBER 5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) Science and Technology Policy Instituite , RAND, 1200 South Hayes St

  5. Editorial: The FQS-Issue "Doing Biographical Research". Four Years of Publishing FQS as an Example for Social Science Open Access Journals

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    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available In FQS 4(3—"Doing Biographical Research"—social scientists discuss from different disciplinary and national stances the interview with Hülya, a Turkish migrant living and working in Germany. In addition to contributions linked directly to the issue topic, eight single contributions, nine review essays and review notes and two conference reports are published, coming from researchers from eight nations and seven academic disciplines. Approximately 450 articles have been published since the first FQS issue was accessible on-line in January 2000. In addition to the contributions to the new issue "Doing Biographical Research," the current state of FQS is briefly reviewed. FQS is also discussed as an example for social science open access journals, being part of the open access initiatives which aim to make scientific information accessible worldwide free of cost. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0303176

  6. EDITORIAL PROPOLIS – A NATURE CURE This editorial was ...

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    pharm-chem

    This editorial was prompted by a television promotion commercial of a toilet soap, "Protex", which was claimed to be superior to all other toilet soaps in the Kenyan market because it contains propolis. So, what is propolis? Propolis consists of resin exudates that ooze from tree bark. The bees mix the resin with wax.

  7. Editorial Note FQS Reviews: Editorial Work is "Communication Work"

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    Günter Mey

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Editorial Notes provide a view "behind the scenes" of FQS Reviews, reporting and describing the editorial process. The first topic in this Editorial Note focuses on changes in the way reviewers are found. As FQS Reviews began we preferred finding reviewers by posting on different listservs to inform others about review copies of books and other media. In the next phase of FQS Reviews—aside from postings—we attempted to establish a core of authors who would exclusively write reviews. The second topic describes an analyses of 131 archived files (first drafts of reviews published in FQS and the analyses of the e-mail contacts between the reviewers and the editorial team which accompany the peer review process. One result of our analyses is that the quality of a review is independent from way the reviewer was recruited (postings on listservs or established core reviewer; no significant differences can be seen between the two groups (reviewers found via listservs or established reviewers. More, important, however, is the intensive "communication work" between editors and reviewers—a necessary communication to guarantee standardization and maintenance of quality. This is critical as our focus is on the review as a "unique contribution" within the research community. To give an insight into the intensive communication work an anonymous case study of a "failed" review is included. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs040115

  8. Biokemistri: Editorial Policies

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    Focus and Scope. Biokemistri is a journal devoted to the dissemination of knowledge relating to all aspects of biochemistry. These include theoretical biochemistry, Biophysical chemistry, animal and plant biochemistry, microbial biochemistry, clinical and forensic biochemistry, enzymology, Protein chemistry, Analytical ...

  9. PUBLISHER'S ANNOUNCEMENT: Editorial developments

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    2009-01-01

    that make outstanding contributions to the field and we look forward to awarding the inaugural prizes in May 2009. With the help of Murray Batchelor and our distinguished Editorial Board, we will be working to further improve the quality of the journal whilst continuing to offer excellent services to our readers, authors and referees. We hope that you benefit from reading the journal. If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at jphysa@iop.org. Rebecca Gillan Publisher

  10. Editorial, n. 12, 2001

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    Full Text Available EDITORIAL, n. 12, 2001 Este número da Encontros Bibli apresenta diferentes abordagens de questões relativas à sociedade do conhecimento. Esta sociedade vem acompanhada de uma evolução tecnológica que afeta, em diferentes graus, todos os países do mundo, produzindo impactos de natureza econômica, política, social e cultural. Tais impactos necessitam de parâmetros para sua análise e avaliação. A medição de bens intangíveis, neste caso, provenientes do uso das tecnologias da informação e da comunicação, é uma tarefa complexa. O artigo do professor Michel Menou, da City University, de Londres, apresenta uma metodologia original para análise desses indicadores na sociedade atual. O relato de pesquisa da professora Clarice Fortkamp Caldin, do Departamento de Ciência da Informação da UFSC, aborda o processo de leitura como função terapêutica. Este trabalho é baseado na sua dissertação de mestrado e representa um foco de abordagem pouco usual na Ciência da Informação. O professor Francisco das Chagas de Souza, também do Departamento de Ciência da Informação da UFSC, apresenta uma análise de sua experiência no ensino de fundamentos teóricos da Biblioteconomia. A estudante Maria Elizabeth Horn Pepulim, do Curso de Biblioteconomia da UFSC, reflete sobre o papel do bibliotecário na sociedade da informação, ressaltando os dilemas, atribuições e responsabilidades deste profissional no mundo globalizado. Esta edição divulga ainda uma pesquisa sobre bibliotecas públicas, sociedade da informação e tecnologia, que está sendo desenvolvida pelos colegas do Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliotecológicas da Universidad de Buenos Aires: Elsa Barber, Nicolás Tripaldi, Silvia Pisano, Valeria Werner, Sofia D´Alessandro, Sandra Romagnoli, Verónica Parsiale, Carolina Gregui e Gabriela De Pedro. Miriam Vieira da Cunha, editora Disponibilizado na WWW em 28/12/2001. Enc. Bibli: R. Eletr. Bibliotecon. Ci. Inf., ISSN 1518

  11. Editorial: Sales Strategy (2010

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    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The editorial theme for this issue of the OSBR is Sales Strategy. While "marketing" is everything a company does to build interest in its offers, "sales" consists of converting these offers into cash. By "sales strategy," we refer to all sales planning and process development activities leading up to the actual selling of a product or service. In his recent blog post at MaRS Discovery District, Mark Zimmerman answered a question he is frequently asked by the founders of startups: "How do we find a good sales person?" In short, his answer is "Don't." This is not meant as a slight to sales professionals, but rather, Zimmerman is advocating that companies should not equate having sales professionals to having a sales strategy. Sales professionals have a critical role to play in a company's success, but they are being given an impossible task if asked to sell something that has not been validated with customers. Zimmerman explains that sales professionals should be hired only once a company has validated that the value proposition resonates with customers and that the sales model will be effective. This lesson also applies to established companies, where existing sales staff require this same foundation to be effective. So how does a company determine whether its value proposition resonates with customers? The answer, of course, is to talk to customers. In the OSBR and elsewhere, the need for early customer input is a dominant theme in recent discussions of product development, marketing, and now sales strategy. By talking to customers, listening to how they describe their needs, and interpreting how their needs could be met, a value proposition can tested and refined. It is far more efficient and effective to iteratively refine a value proposition before attempting to sell than to attempt a salvage operation in response to slumping sales. Customer input is also a critical ingredient in developing an effective sales strategy. In this issue of the

  12. EDITORIAL: Electroactive polymer materials

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    Bar-Cohen, Yoseph; Kim, Kwang J.; Ryeol Choi, Hyouk; Madden, John D. W.

    2007-04-01

    . Turning EAP materials into actuators-of-choice requires a well established infrastructure. This involves improving the understanding of the basic principles that drive the various EAP materials. It is also necessary to develop a comprehensive material science, as well as effective electro-mechanics analytical tools and material processing techniques. Efforts are underway to study the parameters that control EAP electro-activation force and deformation and many successes have been reported. The processes of synthesizing, fabricating, electroding, shaping and handling are being refined to maximize the actuation capability and robustness of EAP materials. Methods of reliably characterizing the response of these materials are being developed and efforts are being made to establish a database with documented material properties in order to support design engineers who are considering the use of these materials. Grand challenge for the development of EAP-actuated robotics. The technology of artificial muscles is still in its emerging stages but the increased resources, growing number of investigators conducting research related to EAP, and improved collaboration among developers, users and sponsors are leading to rapid advances in this field. In 1999, in an effort to promote worldwide development towards the realization of the potential of EAP materials, Yoseph Bar-Cohen posed an arm-wrestling challenge (http://ndeaa.jpl.nasa.gov/nasa-nde/lommas/eap/EAP-armwrestling.htm). A graphic rendering of this challenge is illustrated in the above figure. In posing this challenge, he is seeking to see an EAP-activated robotic arm win against a human in a wrestling match in order to provide a gauge of the level of advances in the development of these materials. Success in wrestling against humans will enable capabilities that are currently considered impossible. It would allow applying EAP materials to improve many aspects of our life where some of the possibilities include effective

  13. ELSA and RRI--Editorial.

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    Forsberg, Ellen-Marie

    2015-01-01

    This editorial presents the background for the article collection 'ELSA and RRI'. It sets the stage for the topics discussed in the collection and briefly presents the different contributions. It concludes by opening up for continued discussion of the relations between ELSA and RRI.

  14. Inaugural Editorial of Urban Planning

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    Full Text Available This editorial is the introductory piece of Urban Planning, a new international peer-reviewed open access journal of urban studies aimed at advancing understanding of and ideas about humankind’s habitats in order to promote progress and quality of life.

  15. Inaugural Editorial of Urban Planning

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    L. D'Acci (Luca); T. Haas (Tigran); R. Bardhan (Ronita)

    2016-01-01

    textabstractThis editorial is the introductory piece of Urban Planning, a new international peer-reviewed open access journal of ur-ban studies aimed at advancing understanding of and ideas about humankind’s habitats in order to promote progress and quality of life.

  16. General editorial on publication ethics

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    General editorial on publication ethics. DOI: 10.1007/s12043-014-0923-2; ePublication: The scientific research and publishing communities the world over are by now well aware that over the past few decades, instances of scientific misconduct seem to be on the rise. These are consequences of the increasing pressures to ...

  17. Inspiration, anyone? (Editorial

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    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available I have to admit that writing an editorial for this issue was a struggle. Trying to sit down and write when the sun was shining outside and most of my colleagues were on vacation was, to say the least, difficult. Add to that research projects and conferences…let’s just say that I found myself less than inspired. A pitiful plea for ideas to a colleague resulted in the reintroduction to a few recent evidence based papers and resources which inspired further searching and reading. Though I generally find myself surrounded (more like buried in research papers and EBLIP literature, somehow I had missed the great strides that have been made of late in the world of evidence based library and information practice. I realize now that I am inspired by the researchers, authors and innovators who are putting EBLIP on the proverbial map. My biggest beef with library literature in general has been the plethora of articles highlighting what we should be doing. Take a close look at the evidence based practitioners in the information professions: these are some of the people who are actively practicing what has been preached for the past few years. Take, for example, the about‐to‐be released Libraries using Evidence Toolkit by Northern Sydney Central Coast Health and The University of Newcastle, Australia (see their announcement in this issue. An impressive advisory group is responsible for maintaining the currency and relevancy of the site as well as promoting the site and acting as a steering committee for related projects. This group is certainly doing more than “talking the talk”: they took their experience at the 3rd International Evidence Based Librarianship Conference and did something with the information they obtained by implementing solutions that worked in their environment. The result? The creation of a collection of tools for all of us to use. This toolkit is just what EBLIP needs: a portal to resources aimed at supporting the information

  18. EDITORIAL: Quanta and leaps

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    Dobson, Ken

    2000-11-01

    oscillating light `waves' had to be quantized as well. Several articles in this issue of Physics Education celebrate the first year of the quantum, 1900. I am grateful and beholden to Board Member and co-editor Gren Ireson for his contacts and nomination of the various contributors. It does seem strange, however, a full century after its discovery full of its amazing success that the essential quantum nature of practically everything is still kept hidden from school students, in the UK at least. Let's see what happens in the coming century. Now for another quantum leap. This is the last issue of Physics Education that I shall have the honour of editing. In fact, I shall leap into historical obscurity as the very last honorary editor. Great efforts by your Editorial Board - over a fair number of years! - have resulted in a radical reorganizing of both the journal and the way it is produced. It's been an interesting five years, a time of falling numbers but quite radical innovations in post-16 physics education. IoPP and the IoP are working together to revitalize what may have been seen by many as a staid if respectable and authoritative publication. We shall keep the authority and even respectability but hope to liven things up a bit. The new editor is Kerry Parker of Sheffield College. She will take on a stronger role than I and my predecessors have had, and will be working at IoPP in Bristol two days a week. There are many obvious advantages in this, and I look forward to seeing the new design and approach that will start with the January 2000 issue. So, it's goodbye from me - and also from the unsung heroine of Physics Education for even longer. Managing Editor Dr Jill Membrey has been doing the really hard work at Bristol for many years, but is now moving on to other things at IoPP. I am extremely grateful for the highly professional care and support she has provided for myself and the Editorial Board over the years. The new Managing Editor is Andrea Pomroy, who arrives at

  19. Editorial, n. 15, 2003

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    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available EDITORIAL O ano de 2003 tem um traço especial para aqueles que, a partir da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC, se empenham em contribuir com o progresso da Biblioteconomia e Ciência da Informação no Brasil. Neste ano, o Curso de Biblioteconomia (BBD da UFSC está chegando aos seus trinta (30 anos de criação e funcionamento. Não é muito tempo! Mas é um tempo que tem sido carregado de profundas mudanças e inquietações. Ao longo destas 3 décadas muitos acontecimentos no mundo e no Brasil têm contribuído para a permanente transformação do BBD. No momento, o Curso está composto por uma segunda geração de docentes. Do primeiro grupo, há pouquíssimas/os colegas. Contudo, o principal Departamento do Curso – o Departamento de Ciência da Informação (CIN – tem, atualmente, mais da metade de seu quadro docente formado de Doutores. Isso dá um outro élan para o BBD, que desde o ano de 1984 deixou de ser um curso em horário diurno para transformar-se em curso de horário noturno e, assim, pode oferecer mais oportunidades para a população brasileira interessada em fazer seu ingresso no ensino superior. Ao correr destes trinta anos outras coisas aconteceram: o envolvimento dos professores do CIN e BBD com a oferta de mais de 10 Cursos de pós-graduação lato sensu; a participação de vários desses professores em atividades de pós-graduação stricto sensu; a realização de eventos, consultorias, pesquisas e o esforço pela instalação de um programa de pós-graduação stricto sensu em Ciência da Informação. Eis que em dezembro de 2002 a CAPES deu o seu aval para que a UFSC, através da iniciativa e liderança do Departamento de Ciência da Informação, possa dar início ao Mestrado em Ciência da Informação que, como programa de pós-graduação na área, será o primeiro na Região Sul do Brasil e do Cone Sul da América do Sul. Em face disso, esta revista eletrônica do Departamento de Ciência da

  20. European analytical column no. 37 (January 2009) Division of Analytical Chemistry (DAC) of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS)

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    Karlberg, Bo; Grasserbauer, Manfred; Andersen, Jens Enevold Thaulov

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    This issue of the European Analytical Column has again a somewhat different format: once more DAC invited a guest columnist to give his views on various matters related to Analytical Chemistry in Europe. This year, Professor Manfred Grasserbauer of the Vienna University of Technology focuses...... representing a major branch of chemistry, namely analytical chemistry. The global financial crisis is affecting all branches of chemistry, especially analytical chemistry since our discipline by tradition has many close links to industry. Already now a decrease of industrial commitment with respect to new...... research projects and sponsoring of conferences can be observed. It is therefore important to strengthen all efforts and to keep the presence of analytical chemists at meetings and conferences unchanged. Recent activities of DAC and details regarding the major analytical-chemistry event this year in Europe...

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    Karlberg, Bo; Grasserbauer, Manfred; Andersen, Jens Enevold Thaulov

    2009-01-01

    The European Analytical Column again has a somewhat different format. We have once more invited a guest columnist to give his views on various matters related to analytical chemistry in Europe. This year we have invited Prof. Manfred Grasserbauer of Vienna University of Technology to present some...... representing a major branch of chemistry, namely, analytical chemistry. The global financial crisis is affecting all branches of chemistry, but analytical chemistry in particular since our discipline by tradition has many close links to industry. We are already noticing a decreased industrial commitment...... with respect to new research projects and sponsoring of conferences. It is therefore important that we strengthen our efforts and that we keep our presence at analytical chemistry meetings and conferences unchanged. Recent activities of the Division of Analytical Chemistry (DAC) and details regarding the major...

  2. Editorial policies of the American Psychologist.

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    Anderson, Norman B

    2006-01-01

    This year marks the 60th anniversary of the American Psychologist (AP). Since the publication of its first issue in January 1946, AP has served as the flagship journal for the American Psychological Association (APA) and has played an important and unique role for the field of psychology. Because of the quality of the articles published in AP, the journal has evolved into one of the most influential and widely cited publications in psychology. The purpose of this editorial is to outline a revised set of policies for the journal that builds on and expands those developed by previous editors (see, e.g., Fowler, 1993; Goodstein, 1987; Kiesler, 1976; Pallack, 1981). Before outlining these policies, I would like to explore the relative status and influence of AP within the universe of psychological and social science journals. 2006 APA, all rights reserved.

  3. Recent Advances in Analytical Pyrolysis to Investigate Organic Materials in Heritage Science.

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    Degano, Ilaria; Modugno, Francesca; Bonaduce, Ilaria; Ribechini, Erika; Colombini, Maria Perla

    2018-06-18

    The molecular characterization of organic materials in samples from artworks and historical objects traditionally entailed qualitative and quantitative analyses by HPLC and GC. Today innovative approaches based on analytical pyrolysis enable samples to be analysed without any chemical pre-treatment. Pyrolysis, which is often considered as a screening technique, shows previously unexplored potential thanks to recent instrumental developments. Organic materials that are macromolecular in nature, or undergo polymerization upon curing and ageing can now be better investigated. Most constituents of paint layers and archaeological organic substances contain major insoluble and chemically non-hydrolysable fractions that are inaccessible to GC or HPLC. To date, molecular scientific investigations of the organic constituents of artworks and historical objects have mostly focused on the minor constituents of the sample. This review presents recent advances in the qualitative and semi-quantitative analyses of organic materials in heritage objects based on analytical pyrolysis coupled with mass spectrometry. © 2018 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. Editorial Note vol. 47

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    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Issue  47  of  Publicaciones brings  excellent  news  for  this  research  journal:  from October 2017 it is included in the prestigious Scopus database. This achievement has been made possible by two factors: on the one hand, all the work done by previous editors-in- chief of Publicaciones, the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board, the peer reviewers, the Administration and Services staff of the Melilla university campus, the various interns the journal has had, and our sponsors, the Department of Education, Youth and Sport of the Autonomous City of Melilla and the Office of the Vice-Rector for Research and Knowledge Transfer of the University of Granada. On the other hand, the new strategy of internationali- sation and visibility on social media that the journal has been following since July 2016 has also made an important contribution. During the past year, Publicaciones has been presented in higher education institutions in China (Shanghai International Studies University and Peking University and Mexico (Autonomous University of Yucatán and Centre for Teaching and Research of the Ministry of Education of the Yucatán State Government, and it will continue on this path of interna- tionalisation over the next few years. It has also established collaboration agreements with a number of institutions and international education networks to publish special issues. As for its presence on social media, work has been done on search engine optimisation (SEO and networks, web traffic monitoring, updating the Google Scholar Citations profile and creating a new Facebook profile. All this is gradually building a process of national and international growth and expan- sion for the journal, which will continue seeking to be included in new document collections and databases and to increase its quality factors and indicators. Turning now to the content of this issue, number 47, it begins with a study on the use of information and communication

  5. EDITORIAL: Molecular Imaging Technology

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    Asai, Keisuke; Okamoto, Koji

    2006-06-01

    'Molecular Imaging Technology' focuses on image-based techniques using nanoscale molecules as sensor probes to measure spatial variations of various species (molecular oxygen, singlet oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitric monoxide, etc) and physical properties (pressure, temperature, skin friction, velocity, mechanical stress, etc). This special feature, starting on page 1237, contains selected papers from The International Workshop on Molecular Imaging for Interdisciplinary Research, sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in Japan, which was held at the Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai, Japan, on 8 9 November 2004. The workshop was held as a sequel to the MOSAIC International Workshop that was held in Tokyo in 2003, to summarize the outcome of the 'MOSAIC Project', a five-year interdisciplinary project supported by Techno-Infrastructure Program, the Special Coordination Fund for Promotion of Science Technology to develop molecular sensor technology for aero-thermodynamic research. The workshop focused on molecular imaging technology and its applications to interdisciplinary research areas. More than 110 people attended this workshop from various research fields such as aerospace engineering, automotive engineering, radiotechnology, fluid dynamics, bio-science/engineering and medical engineering. The purpose of this workshop is to stimulate intermixing of these interdisciplinary fields for further development of molecular sensor and imaging technology. It is our pleasure to publish the seven papers selected from our workshop as a special feature in Measurement and Science Technology. We will be happy if this issue inspires people to explore the future direction of molecular imaging technology for interdisciplinary research.

  6. Journal of Earth System Science | Indian Academy of Sciences

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Earth System Science. V K Gaur. Articles written in Journal of Earth System Science. Volume 109 Issue 1 March 2000 pp 1-3. Editorial · V K Gaur · More Details Fulltext PDF. Volume 109 Issue 4 December 2000 pp 393-394. Editorial · V K Gaur · More Details Fulltext PDF. Volume 112 Issue 3 ...

  7. Opening the Black Box: Understanding the Science Behind Big Data and Predictive Analytics.

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    Hofer, Ira S; Halperin, Eran; Cannesson, Maxime

    2018-05-25

    Big data, smart data, predictive analytics, and other similar terms are ubiquitous in the lay and scientific literature. However, despite the frequency of usage, these terms are often poorly understood, and evidence of their disruption to clinical care is hard to find. This article aims to address these issues by first defining and elucidating the term big data, exploring the ways in which modern medical data, both inside and outside the electronic medical record, meet the established definitions of big data. We then define the term smart data and discuss the transformations necessary to make big data into smart data. Finally, we examine the ways in which this transition from big to smart data will affect what we do in research, retrospective work, and ultimately patient care.

  8. Editorial

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    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available As preocupações teóricas que, há dois anos, deflagraram o projeto editorial de Galáxia foram tematizados sob vários pontos de vista nesse número. Desde sua primeira edição, a revista vem defendendo a noção de transdisciplinaridade, seja como forma de abordagem dos diferentes fenômenos da cultura, seja como tema mesmo de várias das intervenções teóricas nela abrigadas. Privilegiar o trânsito entre disciplinas e abordagens, porém, não é um exercí­cio acadêmico. Traduz a compreensão que orienta a abordagem semiótica no tratamento dos produtos da cultura planetária, de suas formas comunicacionais e artí­sticas totalmente mergulhadas nas chamadas novas tecnologias (sistemas digitais, ambientes de rede, realidade virtual, bem como de suas comunidades multiculturais. O exercí­cio transdisciplinar pareceu-nos uma estratégia fundamental para o tratamento de problemas postos na cultura graças ao arrefecimento entre dicotomias ou campos tidos como oponentes. A discussão sobre as relações entre mí­dia e arte inserem-se, com ênfase, nesse novo contexto. Esse é um dos temas inquietantes que está na mente dos pesquisadores e, por isso mesmo, organizou a pauta de discussão deste quarto número de Galáxia. Alguns enfrentamentos sobre o encontro entre arte e mí­dia foram apresentados nos ensaios que compõem o fórum. A intervenção de Arlindo Machado convida o leitor a desfazer equí­vocos: não existe arte que possa prescindir dos meios de seu tempo. Evidentemente sua fala traduz uma linha vigorosa de seu pensamento: a impossibilidade de se pensar comunicação fora do diálogo com as artes e suas linguagens. Ana Claudia de Oliveira enfrentou a tarefa de análise de produções artí­sticas realizadas com os meios e mí­dias de seu tempo para dar conta de um problema caro à comunicação: as estratégias de interação. Embora o foco de seu interesse seja a arte contemporânea, suas idéias confrontam

  9. Tails and Ties. Editorial

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    Carbone, A.; Kaniadakis, G.; Scarfone, A. M.

    2007-05-01

    The study of behavioural and social phenomena has experienced a surge of interest over the last decade. One reason for this great attention is the huge amount of high quality data made available by the internet technologies. The many studies spanning concepts and problems belonging to economics, biology, ecology, physics and computer science, clearly indicates increasing interdisciplinary cross-fertilization, commonalities in the different approaches and communication across these disciplines. This issue of The European Physical Journal B is devoted to the interdisciplinary field of Sociophysics. The papers have been selected from the contributions presented at the 5th International Conference on “Applications of Physics in Financial Analysis" (APFA5) held in Torino from June 29th to July 1st 2006 ( http://www.polito.it/apfa5). The synergy and richness of results obtained from the investigation of problems belonging to the area of complexity science from different perspectives clearly indicates future directions and research methodologies in this field.

  10. Applying behavior-analytic methodology to the science and practice of environmental enrichment in zoos and aquariums.

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    Alligood, Christina A; Dorey, Nicole R; Mehrkam, Lindsay R; Leighty, Katherine A

    2017-05-01

    Environmental enrichment in zoos and aquariums is often evaluated at two overlapping levels: published research and day-to-day institutional record keeping. Several authors have discussed ongoing challenges with small sample sizes in between-groups zoological research and have cautioned against the inappropriate use of inferential statistics (Shepherdson, , International Zoo Yearbook, 38, 118-124; Shepherdson, Lewis, Carlstead, Bauman, & Perrin, Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 147, 298-277; Swaisgood, , Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 102, 139-162; Swaisgood & Shepherdson, , Zoo Biology, 24, 499-518). Multi-institutional studies are the typically-prescribed solution, but these are expensive and difficult to carry out. Kuhar ( Zoo Biology, 25, 339-352) provided a reminder that inferential statistics are only necessary when one wishes to draw general conclusions at the population level. Because welfare is assessed at the level of the individual animal, we argue that evaluations of enrichment efficacy are often instances in which inferential statistics may be neither necessary nor appropriate. In recent years, there have been calls for the application of behavior-analytic techniques to zoo animal behavior management, including environmental enrichment (e.g., Bloomsmith, Marr, & Maple, , Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 102, 205-222; Tarou & Bashaw, , Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 102, 189-204). Single-subject (also called single-case, or small-n) designs provide a means of designing evaluations of enrichment efficacy based on an individual's behavior. We discuss how these designs might apply to research and practice goals at zoos and aquariums, contrast them with standard practices in the field, and give examples of how each could be successfully applied in a zoo or aquarium setting. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  11. New Concepts of Quality Assurance in Analytical Chemistry: Will They Influence the Way We Conduct Science in General?

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    2016-01-01

    , but in contemporary science two approaches to the implementation of statistics in decision making are used: 1. Short-term precision and 2. long-term precision. Both approaches are valid and both are described using the same methods of statistics. However, they lead to completely different conclusions and decisions....... Despite good intentions and new concepts, as well as practices and procedures for quality assurance, it is shown by these two examples that these efforts may be inadequate or mislead scientists into making major mistakes in the decision-making process. A set of equations is supplied, which are based......According to the guide Vocabulary in Metrology (VIM3) (JCGM, 2008), the definition of the concepts of trueness and accuracy has been revised, which has an important impact on analytical chemistry. Additionally, Eurachem/CITAC has published a new edition of the guide to Quantifying Uncertainty...

  12. AN ACTIVITY THEORY-BASED ANALYTIC FRAMEWORK FOR THE STUDY OF DISCOURSE IN SCIENCE CLASSROOMS

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    Full Text Available In this paper we introduce a new framework and methodology to analyze science classroom discourse and apply it to a university physics education course. Two fields of inquiry were adapted to develop the framework: activity theory and linguistics. From activity theory we applied levels of analysis (activity, actions, and operations to organize and structure the discourse analysis. From the field of linguistics we used resources from sociolinguistics and textual linguistics to perform analysis at the action and operation levels. Sociolinguistics gave us criteria to introduce contextualization cues into analysis in order to consider ways that participants segmented their classroom conversations. Textual linguistics provided a basis for categories of language organization (e.g, argumentation, explanation, narration, description, injunction, and dialogue. From this analysis, we propose an examination of a teacher's discourse moves, which we labeled Discursive Didactic Procedures (DDPs. Thus, the framework provides a means to situate these DDPs in different types of language organization, examine the roles such DDPs play in events, and consider the relevant didactic goals accomplished. We applied this framework to analyze the emergence and development of an argumentative situation and investigate its specific DDPs and their roles. Finally, we explore possible contributions of the framework to science education research and consider some of its limitations.

  13. Editorial vol 13 2016

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    instituições. Entre os artigos, os temas, objetos de investigação e questionamentos são variados. As reflexões e análises incidem, por exemplo, sobre objetos discursivos midiáticos; o funcionamento da estamparia no design da moda, por um lado, e dos discursos empresariais, por outro; a construção discursiva de identidades sociais; a interpretação de Maria Bethânia caracterizando a configuração de (autonarrativas polifônicas; os efeitos de medicalização sobre a relação de sujeitos com o trabalho; o discurso religioso; a redação no ENEM; o humor político em charges. A língua portuguesa também é tomada enquanto objeto de estudo, circunscrita, seja às políticas que regem seu ensino e aprendizagem no espaço de enunciação brasileiro, seja ao funcionamento semântico do vocativo. Dessa maneira, aparecem representadas na seção as seguintes instituições: UEM, USP, IFFluminense, UEL, UFU, UFT, UFMG, UFSB, UNICAP, UFPB, UFCG, UNICAMP-LABEURB e UNIVÁS. A Seção Temática, por sua vez, está composta de 7 artigos científicos, submetidos por 11 pesquisadores brasileiros também de diferentes Programas de Pós-Graduação. Integram essa seção trabalhos que analisam os discursos de pacificação; a crise migratória na Alemanha; a espionagem digital; o conceito de segurança em face das tecnologias de informação; a relação entre violência e segurança pública; efeitos do discurso religioso sobre políticas de ressocialização prisional; as relações de sentido na construção de verbetes para privacidade. Nessa seção, publicam seus trabalhos pesquisadores da UNICAMP(-LABEURB, UECE, UNESA, FTESM, UERJ, UNEMAT e UNIVÁS. Encerramos este Editorial, desejando aos leitores da Revista Entremeios uma leitura produtiva, com a expectativa de que os trabalhos publicados no presente volume possam instigar reflexões, suscitar diálogos, contribuir de forma relevante com a produção de conhecimentos sobre o funcionamento da linguagem na sociedade

  14. Social media and the social sciences: How researchers employ Big Data analytics

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Social media posts are full of potential for data mining and analysis. Recognizing this potential, platform providers increasingly restrict free access to such data. This shift provides new challenges for social scientists and other non-profit researchers who seek to analyze public posts with a purpose of better understanding human interaction and improving the human condition. This paper seeks to outline some of the recent changes in social media data analysis, with a focus on Twitter, specifically. Using Twitter data from a 24-hour period following The Sisters in Spirit Candlelight Vigil, sponsored by the Native Women’s Association of Canada, this article compares three free-use Twitter application programming interfaces for capturing tweets and enabling analysis. Although recent Twitter data restrictions limit free access to tweets, there are many dynamic options for social scientists to choose from in the capture and analysis of Twitter and other social media platform data. This paper calls for critical social media data analytics combined with traditional, qualitative methods to address the developing ‘data gold rush.’

  15. Is there bias in editorial choice? Yes

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    Nature has recently published a Correspondence claiming the absence of fame biases in the editorial choice. The topic is interesting and deserves a deeper analysis than it was presented because the reported brief analysis and its conclusion are somewhat biased for many reasons, some of them are discussed here. Since the editorial assessment is a form of peer-review, the biases reported on external peer-reviews would, thus, apply to the editorial assessment, too. The biases would be proportion...

  16. EDITORIAL: Microwave Moisture Measurements

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    Kaatze, Udo; Kupfer, Klaus; Hübner, Christof

    2007-04-01

    Microwave moisture measurements refer to a methodology by which the water content of materials is non-invasively determined using electromagnetic fields of radio and microwave frequencies. Being the omnipresent liquid on our planet, water occurs as a component in most materials and often exercises a significant influence on their properties. Precise measurements of the water content are thus extremely useful in pure sciences, particularly in biochemistry and biophysics. They are likewise important in many agricultural, technical and industrial fields. Applications are broad and diverse, and include the quality assessment of foodstuffs, the determination of water content in paper, cardboard and textile production, the monitoring of moisture in sands, gravels, soils and constructions, as well as the measurement of water admixtures to coal and crude oil in reservoirs and in pipelines. Microwave moisture measurements and evaluations require insights in various disciplines, such as materials science, dielectrics, the physical chemistry of water, electrodynamics and microwave techniques. The cooperation of experts from the different fields of science is thus necessary for the efficient development of this complex discipline. In order to advance cooperation the Workshop on Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances was held in 1993 in Atlanta. It initiated a series of international conferences, of which the last one was held in 2005 in Weimar. The meeting brought together 130 scientists and engineers from all over the world. This special issue presents a collection of some selected papers that were given at the event. The papers cover most topics of the conference, featuring dielectric properties of aqueous materials, electromagnetic wave interactions, measurement methods and sensors, and various applications. The special issue is dedicated to Dr Andrzej W Kraszewski, who died in July 2006 after a distinguished career of 48 years in the research of

  17. American Newspaper Editorials on the Vietnam War: An Experimental Approach to Editorial Content Analysis.

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    The editorials about four Vietnam War news events that appeared in five newspapers were examined for content, tone, page placement, and length to discover what trends in editorial coverage occurred. The 131 editorials that were examined appeared in the "New York Times," the "Los Angeles Times," the "Wall Street…

  18. Guest Editorial: Cryospheric Science and Engineering

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    Albert, Mary R; Geiger, Cathleen A

    2008-01-01

    .... Some of the topics have been important endeavors for many decades. Other topics are new areas arising from innovations in sensing and technology to address issues driven by climate change and/or the impact of human activity on the environment...

  19. Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences: Editorial Policies

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    Taha Um Bali. Department of Obs & Gyn, Sudan. Prof. Ishag Adam. Department of Obstetric & Gynecology Infectious Disease Medical Education, Khartoum University. Prof. Abdurahman Arshad. Department of Internal Medicine, Pakistan. Assoc. Prof. Suad El Tigani ElMahi, Paediatrics, Sudan. Assoc. Prof. Elhadi Awooda.

  20. Editorial, n. 16, 2003

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    Full Text Available EDITORIAL Somos todos testemunhas das grandes mudanças que, nos últimos trinta anos, afetam a uma parcela muito ampla da vida no planeta. Grande parte dessas mudanças decorre de uma acentuada aventura tecnológica proporcionada pela incontrolável apropriação e inovação de conhecimentos. Saber que parte substancial disso resulta da pesquisa e que esta é um dos produtos do fazer acadêmico traz à tona a questão relativa aos públicos aos quais as pesquisas científicas respondem; seja pela atuação dos pesquisadores nas ciências definidas como duras ou naquelas afirmadas como humanas e sociais. Sem uma reflexão maior, quase com um simples olhar de senso comum, dá para perceber que embora os pesquisadores de um ou do outro ramo tenham, pelos seus ideais acadêmicos originais, a melhora da condição humana como fim de seus esforços, chegar a este alvo exige a transposição de caminhos sobre os quais percorrem com muito maior vigor os interesses econômicos e políticos dos grupos articuladores das forças de poder e de mando. Dentro deste espaço, claro está que não se coloca do lado dos produtores de ciência e tecnologia a capacidade de determinar onde aplicar o conhecimento, quanto aplicar na inovação, quanto extrair como lucro financeiro dos produtos a serem consumidos, para quem direcionar os produtos feitos, que benefícios efetivos serão alcançados pela humanidade, incluídos os próprios cientistas e tecnólogos, por exemplo. Como trabalhadores do saber ou da geração de máquinas, equipamentos e organizadores da informação e de seu fluxo, todos nós, pesquisadores e gestores de conhecimento, somos também parte do arcabouço científico e tecnológico da humanidade, seja como cérebros (a condição que nos percebemos seja como extensões das máquinas que processam e difundem o conhecimento básico ou aplicado (a condição com que os donos dos poderes nos vêem. Sobretudo na condição de cidadãos, sobretudo na

  1. Resonance – Journal of Science Education | News

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 18; Issue 7. Issue front cover thumbnail Issue back cover thumbnail. Volume 18, Issue 7. July 2013, pages 593-688. pp 593-594 Editorial. Editorial · K L Sebastian · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 595-595 Science Smiles. Science Smiles · Ayan Guha.

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 18; Issue 6. Issue front cover thumbnail Issue back cover thumbnail. Volume 18, Issue 6. June 2013, pages 495-594. pp 495-496 Editorial. Editorial · G Nagendrappa · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 497-497 Science Smiles. Science Smiles · Ayan Guha.

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 20; Issue 9. Issue front cover thumbnail Issue back cover thumbnail. Volume 20, Issue 9. September 2015, pages 757-864. pp 757-758 Editorial. Editorial · Amit Roy · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 759-759 Science Smiles. Science Smiles · Ayan Guha.

  4. Resonance – Journal of Science Education | News

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 17; Issue 6. Issue front cover thumbnail Issue back cover thumbnail. Volume 17, Issue 6. June 2012, pages 527-622. pp 527-528 Editorial. Editorial · G Nagendrappa · More Details Fulltext PDF. pp 529-529 Science Smiles. Science Smiles · Ayan Guha.

  5. Resonance – Journal of Science Education | News

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 21; Issue 7. Issue front cover thumbnail. Volume 21, Issue 7. July 2016, pages 579-670. pp 579-579 Editorial. Editorial · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. pp 582-582 Science Smiles. Science Smiles ... General Article. The Search for Another Earth.

  6. EDITORIAL: Message from the Editor

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    Thomas, Paul

    2009-01-01

    The end of 2008 cannot pass without remarking that the economic news has repeatedly strengthened the case for nuclear fusion; not perhaps to solve the immediate crises but to offer long-term security of energy supply. Although temporary, the passage of the price of oil through 100 per barrel is a portent of things to come and should bolster our collective determination to develop nuclear fusion into a viable energy source. It is with great pride, therefore, that I can highlight the contributions that the Nuclear Fusion journal has made to the research programme and the consolidation of its position as the lead journal in the field. Of course, the journal would be nothing without its authors and referees and I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to them all for their work in 2008 and look forward to a continuing, successful collaboration in 2009. Refereeing The Nuclear Fusion Editorial Office understands how much effort is required of our referees. The Editorial Board decided that an expression of thanks to our most loyal referees is appropriate and so, since January 2005, we have been offering the top ten most loyal referees over the past year a personal subscription to Nuclear Fusion with electronic access for one year, free of charge. To select the top referees we have adopted the criterion that a researcher should have acted as a referee or adjudicator for at least two different manuscripts during the period from November 2007 to November 2008 and provided particularly detailed advice to the authors. We have excluded our Board members and those referees who were already listed in the last four years. According to our records the following people met this criterion. Congratulations and many, many thanks! T. Hino (Hokkaido University, Japan) M. Sugihara (ITER Cadarache, France) M. Dreval (Saskatchewan University, Canada) M. Fenstermacher (General Atomics, USA) V.S. Marchenko (Institute for Nuclear Research, Ukraine) G.V. Pereverzev (Max-Planck-Institut fuer

  7. Editorial Tag Endogeneity for News Websites

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    Bruno Ribeiro; Ricardo Morla; Amílcar Correia

    2013-01-01

    Editors and journalists at some news websites label their articles with structure and content-related editorial tags. Each article can have more than one tag and each tag can be used in more than one article. A network of tags can be defined whose edges are all possible pairs of tags in each article. Because editorial tags relate to structure and content rather than individual articles, the analysis of a network of editorial tags could assist editorial decisions to prioritize types of content...

  8. Marine Science

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    Science. The journal has a new and more modern layout, published online only, and the editorial. Board was increased to include more disciplines pertaining to marine sciences. While important chal- lenges still lie ahead, we are steadily advancing our standard to increase visibility and dissemination throughout the global ...

  9. Theory, Modeling, Software and Hardware Development for Analytical and Computational Materials Science

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    Young, Gerald W.; Clemons, Curtis B.

    2004-01-01

    The focus of this Cooperative Agreement between the Computational Materials Laboratory (CML) of the Processing Science and Technology Branch of the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) and the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics at The University of Akron was in the areas of system development of the CML workstation environment, modeling of microgravity and earth-based material processing systems, and joint activities in laboratory projects. These efforts complement each other as the majority of the modeling work involves numerical computations to support laboratory investigations. Coordination and interaction between the modelers, system analysts, and laboratory personnel are essential toward providing the most effective simulations and communication of the simulation results. Toward these means, The University of Akron personnel involved in the agreement worked at the Applied Mathematics Research Laboratory (AMRL) in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics while maintaining a close relationship with the personnel of the Computational Materials Laboratory at GRC. Network communication between both sites has been established. A summary of the projects we undertook during the time period 9/1/03 - 6/30/04 is included.

  10. Editorial, n. 19, 2005

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1518-2924.2005v10n19pi   FORMAÇÃO PROFISSIONAL E DESAFIOS ATUAIS NO CAMPO DA INFORMAÇÃO O título deste editorial aponta para mais que uma constatação; ele relembra a pluralidade com que está constituído o campo da informação de que tratam como campo profissional e de investigação bibliotecários, arquivistas e cientistas da informação. A atualidade decorre da circunstância de que há um sentimento em processo de generalização de que quase não há mais tempo para olhar o passado, senão como referência do que não pode mais servir como fonte de inspiração ou fonte de onde se poderá extrair idéias instrumentalmente aplicáveis ao mundo contemporâneo, especialmente de uma contemporaneidade que se mede em não mais que uma década. Desse modo, um artigo que examina a literatura sobre formação profissional, concentra a sua análise em textos que foram majoritariamente produzidos nos cinco anos recentes. Explica-se, sobretudo, pelo fato do enfoque estar dando relevância às tecnologias da informação e tecnologia, sabemos todos, não está sendo tomada nos dias atuais apenas como uma moeda que promove a competição entre países, através de suas elites dirigentes (políticas e econômicas e profissionais, mas, distorcidamente, está sendo levada à conta da razão da existência humana, sendo cada vez mais naturalizada. Por este motivo, um dos mais fortes desafios atuais no e ao campo da informação é incorporar em seu discurso e constante apreciação o trato ético da existência em sociedade e das relações que podem ser construídas nas interações entre homens e mulheres nesta contemporaneidade, sem perder de vista o futuro. Nesta edição, um artigo levanta parte das questões aí colocadas e, como trabalho intelectual, teve como base palestra realizada em 2004, por sua autora, em um Encontro dos Profissionais Bibliotecários do Estado de São Paulo, voltado para a discussão do tema

  11. INHDR June 2015 editorial

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    Gleaves, John; Christiansen, Ask Vest

    2015-01-01

    Our 2015 INHDR Conference draws rapidly near. On August 27-28, the INHDR will return once again to the ultramodern facilities at Aarhus University’s Sport Science building for the 8th biannual conference for the INHDR. For those of you attending, we believe that the forthcoming conference promise......- and South America and Australia. The conference program should be full as academics, journalists, lawyers, and athletes explore the conference theme: “Evaluating the Unintended Effects of Anti-Doping.”...... a diverse selection of high-quality papers and addresses that highlight the new contributions to humanistic doping research. We received a record number of abstract submissions. These include many prominent scholars and members of the INHDR as well as original research projects from across the Europe, North...

  12. An editorial on plagiarism

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    Nico Keilman

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available In January this year, we were confronted with a case of plagiarism. One paper that had been submitted last year by a certain person turned out to be written by three other persons. It was presented by the three true authors at a conference in 2010, where they distributed copies of their paper. One of the reviewers of the paper informed us about that fact. We asked the three authors for a copy, which turned out to be identical with the submission, except for a few minor details. When confronted with these facts, the person who had submitted the paper was unable to give us a satisfactory explanation. This is a case of serious scientific misconduct. The editors and the publisher of Demographic Research cannot and will not accept any form of plagiarism. Nor will we accept any other form of misconduct in science, including fabrication, falsification, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the scientific community for proposing, conducting, or reporting research. With Long et al. ("Responding to possible plagiarism", Science 6 March 2009, we are of the opinion that the responsibility for research integrity ultimately lies in the hands of the scientific community: educators, students, authors, and those who provide peer reviews. Journal editors must take appropriate action and verify the originality of suspected manuscripts. The Office of Research Integrity provides useful guidelines (http://ori.dhhs.gov/. We have decided that any future submission to Demographic Research that lists the plagiarist as an author or co-author will be rejected automatically.

  13. Crowd-sourcing as an analytical method: Metrology of smartphone measurements in heritage science.

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    Brigham, Rosie; Grau-Bove, Josep; Rudnicka, Anna; Cassar, May; Strlic, Matija

    2018-04-12

    This research assesses the precision, repeatability and accuracy of crowd-sourced scientific measurements, and whether their quality is sufficient to provide usable results. Measurements of colour and area were chosen because of the possibility of producing them with smartphone cameras. The quality of measurements was estimated experimentally by comparing data contributed by anonymous participants in heritage sites with reference measurements of known accuracy and precision. Participants performed the measurements by taking photographs with their smartphones, from which colour and dimensional data could be extracted. The results indicate that smartphone measurements provided by citizen-scientists can be used to measure changes of colour, but that the performance is strongly dependent on the measured colour coordinate and ranges from a minimum detectable colour change or difference between colours of ΔE 3.1 to ΔE 17.2. The same method is able to measure areas when the difference in colour with the neighbouring areas is higher than ΔE 10. These results render the method useful in some heritage science contexts, but higher precision would be desirable: the human eye can detect differences as small as ΔE 2, and a light-fast pigment fades approximately ΔE 8 in its lifetime. There is scope for further research in the automatization of the post-processing of user contributions and the effect of contextual factors (such as detail in the instructions) in the quality of the raw data. © 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  14. Editorial on Future Jet Technologies

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    Gal-Or, Benjamin

    2014-12-01

    The jet engine is the prime flight controller in post-stall flight domains where conventional flight control fails, or when the engine prevents catastrophes in training, combat, loss of all airframe hydraulics (the engine retains its own hydraulics), loss of one engine, pilot errors, icing on the wings, landing gear and runway issues in takeoff and landing and in bad-whether recoveries. The scientific term for this revolutionary technology is "jet-steering", and in engineering practice - "thrust vectoring", or "TV". Jet-Steering in advanced fighter aircraft designs is integrated with stealth technology. The resulting classified Thrust-Vectoring-Stealth ("TVS") technology has generated a second jet-revolution by which all Air-&-Sea-Propulsion Science and R&D are now being reassessed. Classified F-22, X-47B/C and RQ-180 TVS-vehicles stand at the front of this revolution. But recent transfers of such sensitive technologies to South Korea and Japan [1-5], have raised various fundamental issues that are evaluated by this editorial-review. One, and perhaps a key conclusion presented here, means that both South Korea and Japan may have missed one of their air-&-sea defenses: To develop and field low-cost unmanned fleets of jet-drones, some for use with expensive, TVS-fighter aircraft in highly congested areas. In turn, the U.S., EU, Russia and China, are currently developing such fleets at various TVS levels and sizes. China, for instance, operates at least 15,000 drones ("UAVs") by 2014 in the civilian sector alone. All Chinese drones have been developed by at least 230 developers/manufacturers [1-16]. Mobile telecommunication of safe links between flyers and combat drones ("UCAVs") at increasingly deep penetrations into remote, congested areas, can gradually be purchased-developed-deployed and then operated by extant cader of tens of thousands "National Champion Flyers" who have already mastered the operation of mini-drones in free-to-all sport clubs under national

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    Editorial · K L Sebastian · More Details Fulltext PDF. Volume 19 Issue 11 November 2014 pp 971-971 Editorial. Editorial · K L Sebastian · More Details Fulltext PDF. Volume 20 Issue 10 October 2015 pp 940-944 Face to Face. Leading a Full Life in Two Worlds - Arts and Science! K L Sebastian · More Details Fulltext PDF ...

  16. EDITORIAL: Industrial Process Tomography

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    Anton Johansen, Geir; Wang, Mi

    2008-09-01

    There has been tremendous development within measurement science and technology over the past couple of decades. New sensor technologies and compact versatile signal recovery electronics are continuously expanding the limits of what can be measured and the accuracy with which this can be done. Miniaturization of sensors and the use of nanotechnology push these limits further. Also, thanks to powerful and cost-effective computer systems, sophisticated measurement and reconstruction algorithms previously only accessible in advanced laboratories are now available for in situ online measurement systems. The process industries increasingly require more process-related information, motivated by key issues such as improved process control, process utilization and process yields, ultimately driven by cost-effectiveness, quality assurance, environmental and safety demands. Industrial process tomography methods have taken advantage of the general progress in measurement science, and aim at providing more information, both quantitatively and qualitatively, on multiphase systems and their dynamics. The typical approach for such systems has been to carry out one local or bulk measurement and assume that this is representative of the whole system. In some cases, this is sufficient. However, there are many complex systems where the component distribution varies continuously and often unpredictably in space and time. The foundation of industrial tomography is to conduct several measurements around the periphery of a multiphase process, and use these measurements to unravel the cross-sectional distribution of the process components in time and space. This information is used in the design and optimization of industrial processes and process equipment, and also to improve the accuracy of multiphase system measurements in general. In this issue we are proud to present a selection of the 145 papers presented at the 5th World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography in Bergen

  17. A Future Accelerated Cognitive Distributed Hybrid Testbed for Big Data Science Analytics

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    Halem, M.; Prathapan, S.; Golpayegani, N.; Huang, Y.; Blattner, T.; Dorband, J. E.

    2016-12-01

    As increased sensor spectral data volumes from current and future Earth Observing satellites are assimilated into high-resolution climate models, intensive cognitive machine learning technologies are needed to data mine, extract and intercompare model outputs. It is clear today that the next generation of computers and storage, beyond petascale cluster architectures, will be data centric. They will manage data movement and process data in place. Future cluster nodes have been announced that integrate multiple CPUs with high-speed links to GPUs and MICS on their backplanes with massive non-volatile RAM and access to active flash RAM disk storage. Active Ethernet connected key value store disk storage drives with 10Ge or higher are now available through the Kinetic Open Storage Alliance. At the UMBC Center for Hybrid Multicore Productivity Research, a future state-of-the-art Accelerated Cognitive Computer System (ACCS) for Big Data science is being integrated into the current IBM iDataplex computational system `bluewave'. Based on the next gen IBM 200 PF Sierra processor, an interim two node IBM Power S822 testbed is being integrated with dual Power 8 processors with 10 cores, 1TB Ram, a PCIe to a K80 GPU and an FPGA Coherent Accelerated Processor Interface card to 20TB Flash Ram. This system is to be updated to the Power 8+, an NVlink 1.0 with the Pascal GPU late in 2016. Moreover, the Seagate 96TB Kinetic Disk system with 24 Ethernet connected active disks is integrated into the ACCS storage system. A Lightweight Virtual File System developed at the NASA GSFC is installed on bluewave. Since remote access to publicly available quantum annealing computers is available at several govt labs, the ACCS will offer an in-line Restricted Boltzmann Machine optimization capability to the D-Wave 2X quantum annealing processor over the campus high speed 100 Gb network to Internet 2 for large files. As an evaluation test of the cognitive functionality of the architecture, the

  18. EDITORIAL: Dearing strikes again!

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    Dobson Honorary Editor, Ken

    1996-05-01

    Extra-territorial readers of this journal must surely hover between amazement and boredom at the periodic references to the time and energy spent in England in reviewing, changing, re-reviewing and re-changing its educational programmes from ages 5-18. (Scotland has its own educational system and seems to be doing quite well, thank you.) Recently, Sir Ron Dearing, the Government's educational trouble-shooter, who in a few short months managed to sort out the 5-16 curriculum to the satisfaction (more or less) of both Establishment and politicians, was given the task of redefining the principles underlying the education of 16-19 year-olds. In March 1996 he produced a report that has been greeted, initially at least, with the universal approval of the press and politicians of all parties. The main and century-old problem with the English educational system is the deep divide between academic (pre-university) and vocational education. This may reflect the broad division between `gentlemen' and players (artisans) that seems to be a feature of English society, and which may be too wide for a mere education system to bridge. A second problem has been the perceived narrowness, due to overspecialization into just three subjects, of pre-university courses, which has tended to produce yet another divide - between arts graduates (interesting, lively, well-read, cultured) and science graduates (boring, uncouth, illiterate). However, the rather boringly titled Review of Qualifications for 16-19 Year Olds, Summary ReportFootnote is at least clear in its intentions of bridging both gaps. It reviews the continuing decline in the popularity of mathematics and science subjects as pre-university (A-level) courses, and records that the parallel vocational courses (GNVQ) in science do not yet match their status and their acceptance by employers, and people in general. It accepts the failure of Advanced Supplementary courses to provide a broadening of the 16-19 curriculum. It makes many

  19. Editorial Research recognition

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    Gabriel Jacobs

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available Only partly tongue in cheek, I suggested in ALT-N (number 18, July 1997 that we should consider mounting a Campaign for the Acknowledgement of Research into Educational Technology (CARET. I was astonished by the large number of responses in my mailbox, not one of them dissenting from the views I expressed, and many offering examples of how excellent peer-reviewed publications in good journals, sometimes associated with very respectable research grants, had vanished into the ether when it came to the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE. Outside education as a discipline (and even there . . . , RAE subject panels appear to consider that research into learning technology is not really worth counting. University teachers of languages, history, biology, engineering and so on may produce seminal papers on learning technology within their subject-areas, and for the purposes of their department's RAE rating they might as well not have bothered - indeed, they may even be reprimanded for not having aimed more directly between the RAE goalposts. Even within disciplines such as computer science or psychology, where one might imagine that much research into educational technology would comfortably fit, I know of colleagues who have been on the receiving end of such discouragement.

  20. Looking at Things in New Ways (Editorial

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    Denise Koufogiannakis

    2010-03-01

    , developed from research they have recently completed, which will be of certain interest to all librarians who do systematic review or other in‐depth searching.Readers may notice a change to our citation style with this issue. EBLIP has made the switch from MLA to APA style. We hope readers are pleased with this change. The editorial team felt that APA was a more common style in the social sciences, and therefore one with which authors would be more familiar, leading to fewer copyediting problems. It also removed the need to continually insert page numbers whenever the author was referring to another’s work, and we like that APA puts the date of the work front and centre in the in‐text citation so readers can know when the paper being referred to was published. Certainly we will go through a transition period that won’t be perfect, but I hope that this change is one that is for the better.Finally, I would like to welcome Jonathan Eldredge to the Editorial Team. Jon takes over from Scott Walter as Associate Editor for Classics. Jon is very familiar with the Classics section, as he himself has written two classic summaries in the past. We are aiming to publish at least two classics per year, and Jon would love to hear from you with suggestions of older research papers that have influenced practice, stood the test of time, and still have much to teach us. A major goal of EBLIP is to bring research closer to practitioners, and to make it useful. Classics and evidence summaries are ways in which our team continually strives to bridge this gap, and continues to inspire our minds to look at things in new ways.

  1. What are the qualifications and selection criteria for women to be appointed to society journal editorial boards?

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    Tomizawa, Yasuko

    2014-02-01

    Japan ranks extremely low in global ranking of gender equality. It is not easy for female doctors to acquire leadership positions in member societies of the Japanese Association of Medical Science (JAMS). Very few women are included on editorial boards of English medical journals in Japan. Furthermore, until last year, there had been no female editors in English language journals of surgical societies. The qualifications and criteria for selecting editorial board members of medical journals should be clarified. Medical journals in Japan would gain diversity by including women on editorial boards in the same proportion as women membership in the corresponding medical societies.

  2. Thoughts on Reflection (Editorial

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    Denise Koufogiannakis

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available There has been some acknowledgement in the published literature that reflection is a crucial element of the evidence based library and information practice (EBLIP model we have adopted (Booth 2004, 2006; Grant 2007; Helliwell 2007. As we work through a problem and try to incorporate the best available evidence into our decision making, reflection is required at several stages, including the very identification of the problem through to our assessment of the process itself and what we have learned in order to inform future practice. However, reflection and reflective writing have not fully been integrated into the process we espouse, and very little has been done to look more closely at this element of the model and how it can be integrated into professional learning.In a recently published research article, Sen (2010 confirms the relationship between reflection and several aspects of professional practice. These include critical review and decision making, two aspects that are tied closely to the evidence based process. Sen notes: Students were more likely to show evidence of learning, self‐development, the ability to review issues crucially, awareness of their own mental functions, ability to make decision [sic] and being empowered when they had mastered the art of reflective practice and the more deeply analytical reflective writing. (p.84 EBLIP (the journal tries to incorporate elements of reflection within the articles we publish. While we clearly believe in the need for our profession to do quality research and publish that research so that it can be accessible to practitioners, we also know that research cannot be looked at in isolation. Our evidence summaries are one way of reflecting critically on previously published research, and in the same vein, our classics bring older research studies back to the foreground. This work needs to continue to be discussed and looked at for its impact on our profession.More directly, the Using

  3. EDITORIAL: Publisher's Note

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    McGlashan, Yasmin

    2006-12-01

    In addition to offering an excellent service to authors, referees and readers of the journal, one of the goals of Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (PPCF) is to support the plasma community. We sponsor a number of prizes each year, usually focused on students' contributions to conferences. The poster prize winners from the 33rd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics can be found in Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 48 B1-B506 along with the invited talks from the conference. Other prizes include: A poster prize at the CCLRC-organised High Power Laser Science Christmas meeting, held in Abingdon, UK, in December 2005. The winning poster was: `Implicit Vlasov Fokker Planck simulations including hydrodynamic ion motion' Christopher Ridgers (Imperial College London). The second prize went to C Cecchitti (Queens University of Belfast), and the third prize to John Howe (University of York). For the first time in 2006 PPCF also sponsored a prize for the best poster presented at the International Workshop on Frontiers of Plasma Physics, held from 21 August-1 September 2006 at the Abdus Salam ICTP, Trieste, Italy. The winner of this prize was Dr Bhaskar Chaudhury (Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, India), for his work on `Plasma stealth technology: reduction of radar cross section of plasma shrouded objects'. Thank you to everyone who participated in these prizes, and congratulations to the winners and runners-up. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the authors and referees of PPCF for all their hard work and support in making the journal a success in 2006 and to wish you all a successful 2007.

  4. Editorial Coverage of Reagan Supreme Court Nominees.

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    Hale, F. Dennis

    To measure the editorial advocacy of influential newspapers concerning the membership of the Supreme Court, a study analyzed editorials from such newspapers concerning the last five Supreme Court nominees of President Ronald Reagan (William Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, Robert Bork, Douglas Ginsburg, and Anthony Kennedy). A telephone survey of 100…

  5. Current Editorial Initiatives: A Progress Report

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    Werner Ulrich

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This editorial article reports on the progress that the Journal of Research Practice (JRP has achieved in its ongoing development since November 2011, when a number of editorial initiatives were announced. Several new initiatives are also proposed. In addition, there are some current announcements, including a number of recent awards, distinctions, and nominations.

  6. EDITORIAL: The present and future

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    Durand, Dominique M.

    2006-09-01

    Neural engineering has grown substantially in the last few years and it is time to review the progress of the first journal in this field. Journal of Neural Engineering (JNE) is a quarterly publication that started in 2004. The journal is now in its third volume and eleven issues, consisting of 114 articles in total, have been published since its launch. The editorial processing times have been kept to a minimum, the receipt to first decision time is 41 days, on average, and the time from receipt to publication has been maintained below three months. It is also worth noting that it is free to publish in Journal of Neural Engineering—there are no author fees—and once published the articles are free online for the first month. The journal has been listed in Pubmed® since 2005 and has been accepted by ISI® in 2006. Who is reading Journal of Neural Engineering? The number of readers of JNE has increased significantly from 8050 full-text downloads in 2004 to 14 900 in 2005 and the first seven months of 2006 have already seen 12 800 downloads. The top users in 2005 were the Microsoft Corporation, Stanford University and the University of Michigan. The list of top ten users also includes non-US institutions: University of Toronto, University of Tokyo, Hong Kong Polytechnic, National Library of China and University College London, reflecting the international flavor of the journal. What are the hot topics in neural engineering? Based on the number of downloads and citations for 2004-2005, the top three topics are: (1) Brain-computer interfaces (2) Visual prostheses (3) Neural modelling Several other topics such as microelectrode arrays, neural signal processing, neural dynamics and neural circuit engineering are also in the top ten. Where are Journal of Neural Engineering articles cited? JNE articles have reached a wide audience and have been cited in of some of the best journals in physiology and neuroscience such as Nature Neuroscience, Journal of Neuroscience

  7. 1. Editorial: Philosophy and Geography

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    Manuela Albertone

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available After “Erasmian Science” and “Gastronomy and Revolution”, the Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas has again issued a Call for Paper, for a special issue dedicated to the historical relations of Philosophy and Geography. It will be guest-edited by Ernesto Sferrazza Papa and Simone Mammola, and appear end 2017. In the Editorial we present the contents of the Call, that can also be found, together with practical information for submission, in the News of the JIHI.

  8. EDITORIAL: Nanometrology Nanometrology

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    Tanaka, Mitsuru; Baba, Tetsuya; Postek, Michael T.

    2011-02-01

    microscope dimensional metrology, the through focus scanning optical (TSOM) imaging method, scatterfield optical microscopy, helium ion microscopy, metrology and combinations of these microscopy and imaging techniques applied to nanostructures and particles such as cellulose nanocrystals, and targeted liposome-based delivery systems. Dimensional metrology covers grating pitch measurement by optical diffraction, measurement of the thickness of silicon oxide by synchrotron radiation x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (SR-XPS) analysis and determination of pore size distribution of porous low-dielectric-constant films by x-ray scattering. The two papers on particle density present number concentration standards for aerosol nanoparticles of larger diameter than about 10 nm and liquid-borne particles in the range of 10-20 µm diameter, respectively. The three papers on metrology of thermal properties present recent innovative progress in thermophysical metrology of thin films by the ultrafast laser flash methods required for understanding of the thermal science at nanoscales and thermal design of nanodevices. The first paper improves the technology applicable under high pressures in a diamond anvil cell. The second extends this technology to thin films on silicon substrates. The third reports the first observation of non-diffusive heat transfer across thin films at low temperatures. In order to guarantee reliability and traceability of developed measurement methods for nanomaterials, a technical infrastructure for nanomaterials such as metrological standards, reference materials and document standards for measurement methods is important. We hope this special feature will be the first step in a collaboration towards a global harmonization of nanometrology.

  9. PhLeGrA: Graph Analytics in Pharmacology over the Web of Life Sciences Linked Open Data.

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    Kamdar, Maulik R; Musen, Mark A

    2017-04-01

    Integrated approaches for pharmacology are required for the mechanism-based predictions of adverse drug reactions that manifest due to concomitant intake of multiple drugs. These approaches require the integration and analysis of biomedical data and knowledge from multiple, heterogeneous sources with varying schemas, entity notations, and formats. To tackle these integrative challenges, the Semantic Web community has published and linked several datasets in the Life Sciences Linked Open Data (LSLOD) cloud using established W3C standards. We present the PhLeGrA platform for Linked Graph Analytics in Pharmacology in this paper. Through query federation, we integrate four sources from the LSLOD cloud and extract a drug-reaction network, composed of distinct entities. We represent this graph as a hidden conditional random field (HCRF), a discriminative latent variable model that is used for structured output predictions. We calculate the underlying probability distributions in the drug-reaction HCRF using the datasets from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Adverse Event Reporting System. We predict the occurrence of 146 adverse reactions due to multiple drug intake with an AUROC statistic greater than 0.75. The PhLeGrA platform can be extended to incorporate other sources published using Semantic Web technologies, as well as to discover other types of pharmacological associations.

  10. From the editors: Finalizing a stage Editorial: Finalizando una etapa

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    Pep Simo

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available This editorial briefly summarizes the work done by the editorial team of Intangible Capital in the last three years. We also inform the readers of Intagible Capital about the changes in the editorial position.En la presente editorial se sintetiza el trabajo de los últimos tres años y se presenta el relevo en el cargo de editor.

  11. The Editorial Board is Changing

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    LE Nicolle

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The success of The Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology over the past 16 years is largely attributable to the continuing and substantial support from a dedicated and enthusiastic Editorial Board. The individuals who have participated are listed on the masthead in each issue of the Journal. Many of the current Editorial Board members have participated continually since the initiation of the Journal - a commitment of over 16 years. They have provided oversight as the Journal has evolved, and their critical insights in the discussion of issues as they have developed, as well as their suggestions for new directions, have significantly contributed to the maintenance of Journal quality. Our associate editors have been particularly active. They have coordinated and, frequently, developed much of the content for the special sections - adult and paediatric infectious disease notes, clinical vignettes and reviews. They have also facilitated the peer review of submitted manuscripts by identifying reviewers and making recommendations for revisions and publication. These contributions have been essential to the continuing operation and high, scientific quality of the Journal.

  12. Editorial: Pedagogical Media Ecologies

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    Dorothee M. Meister

    2014-07-01

    /arbeitsschwerpunkte/prof-dr-dorothee-m-meister/tagungen/educational-media- ecologies-international-perspectives/ (2014-7-8. Cf. definitions of the Media Ecology Association (MEA: http://www.media-ecology.org/media_ecology/index.html (2014-7-8. For more about these variations on the terms «media» and «mediation», see: Norm Friesen and Theo Hug. 2009. «The Mediatic Turn: Exploring Consequences for Media Pedagogy.» In Mediatization: Concept, Changes, Consequences, edited by Knut Lundby, 64–81. New York: Peter Lang. http://learningspaces.org/papers/Media_Pedagogy_&_Mediatic_Turn.pdf The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (project 136617, duration: March 1, 2012 – February 28, 2015.

  13. Editorial v. 4, n. 3

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    Júlio Araujo Carneiro da Cunha

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available O ano de 2015 foi marcado por avanços e mudanças na PODIUM Sport, Leisure and Tourism Review. Numa retrospectiva dos indicadores da revista ao longo do ano, tivemos 23 artigos publicados em três edições. Houve 67 autores que representaram 21 instituições de ensino do país, além de outras duas universidades estrangeiras. Pudemos contar também com diversos avaliadores ad hoc que atuaram com pareceres aos trabalhos submetidos à revista ao longo deste ano. Aproveito a oportunidade para agradecer mais uma vez o trabalho voluntário desses pareceristas que ajudam a incrementar a qualidade dos trabalhos da revista, o que sustenta o avanço das áreas de Gestão do Esporte, Lazer e Turismo com um conhecimento cada vez mais robusto. A partir de outubro de 2015 a revista PODIUM Sport, Leisure and Tourism Review contou com mudanças da sua equipe editorial. Assumi a chefia editorial da revista juntamente com o suporte do Diego Janes, novo assistente editorial da revista. Trabalhamos juntos com o assistente editorial Altieres de Oliveira Silva que continua a apoiar a Podium. Aproveito a oportunidade para agradecer ao prof. João Manuel Casquinha Malaia Santos pelos serviços prestados até aqui como editor-chefe da revista e também à Camila de Oliveira Prado pelo apoio oferecido como assistente editorial nesse mesmo período. Os trabalhos prestados por eles devem ser enaltecidos porque foram, sem dúvida, fundamentais para a estruturação da revista e pela legitimação dela perante a comunidade acadêmica. Diante desses novos desafios, apresento os sete trabalhos publicados nesse último número de 2015 da Podium. O primeiro artigo leva o título de “O papel do envolvimento e do orgulho nas decisões de consumo de pacotes de preços: um estudo com ingressos de futebol no Brasil” e tem como autoria Claudio Hoffmann Sampaio, Jefferson Dobner Sordi e Marcelo Gattermann Perin. Neste estudo, os autores identificaram o quanto os pacotes de pre

  14. EDITORIAL: Photonic terahertz technology

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    Lisauskas, Alvydas; Löffler, Torsten; Roskos, Hartmut G.

    2005-07-01

    In recent years, when reading newspapers and journals or watching TV, one has been able to find feature presentations dealing with the prospects of terahertz (THz) technology and its potential impact on market applications. THz technology aims to fill the THz gap in the electro-magnetic spectrum in order to make the THz frequency regime, which spans the two orders of magnitude from 100 GHz to 10 THz, accessible for applications. From the lower-frequency side, electronics keeps pushing upwards, while photonic approaches gradually improve our technological options at higher frequencies. The popular interest reflects the considerable advances in research in the THz field, and it is mainly advances in the photonic branch, with the highlight being the development of the THz quantum cascade laser, which in recent years have caught the imagination of the public, and of potential users and investors. This special issue of Semiconductor Science and Technology provides an overview of key scientific developments which currently represent the cutting edge of THz photonic technology. In order to be clear about the implications, we should define exactly what we mean by 'THz photonic technology', or synonymously 'THz photonics'. It is characterized by the way in which THz radiation (or a guided THz wave) is generated, namely by the use of lasers. This may be done in one of two fundamentally different schemes: (i) by laser action in the terahertz frequency range itself (THz lasers), or (ii) by down-conversion processes (photomixing) involving the radiation of lasers which operate in the visible, near-infrared or infrared spectral ranges, either in pulsed or continuous-wave mode. The field of THz photonics has grown so considerably that it is out of the question to cover all its aspects in a single special issue of a journal. We have elected, instead, to focus our attention on two types of development with a potentially strong impact on the THz field: first, on significant advances

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    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available As this is the first issue of the International Archives of Health Sciences, a scholarly journal of Kashan University of medical Sciences, we start with an editorial of Dr. Rouhullah Dehghani, the editor-in-chief, to explain the aims and views of the editorial board members and the scope of the journal.

  16. Resonance – Journal of Science Education | News

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 21; Issue 11. Issue front cover thumbnail Issue back cover thumbnail. Volume 21, Issue 11. November 2016, pages 965-1062. pp 965-966 Editorial. Editorial · More Details Abstract Fulltext PDF. pp 967-967 Science Smiles ... pp 971-983 General Article.

  17. Editorial for special section of grid computing journal on “Cloud Computing and Services Science‿

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    This editorial briefly discusses characteristics, technology developments and challenges of cloud computing. It then introduces the papers included in the special issue on "Cloud Computing and Services Science" and positions the work reported in these papers with respect to the previously mentioned

  18. EDITORIAL: Crisis management - and creation

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    1996-11-01

    yet more unknown persons. But we live in a democracy, and the new core will be put out for consultation. This will take place between November 1st and 20th, and so will be over, more or less, by the time you read this Editorial. Ordinary teachers of physics are unlikely to be asked for opinions. However, the Institute's informal rapid response team will do their best to represent the interests not only of its members but of the wider physics community. The question remains, however, as to why such rapid reactions are necessary. Surely now is the time to reflect upon the consequences of the rushed initiatives of the past eight years or so in education, and indeed undertake a professional, independent evaluation of them. But our rulers seem incapable of doing other than create crises, and then managing the crises they create by creating even more. There are of course alternatives to this, as could easily be discovered by looking north of Hadrian's Wall, where change is taking placed in a managed, courteous fashion, and where the numbers of students studying physics post-16 is gently increasing. The Scottish Office Education Department has recently taken part in an OECD study of curriculum innovation in 13 countries. The department reports some key findings in the Scottish initiative which are in fact common to all the successful initiatives reported [1, 2]. The message is clear: curriculum change will fail - either completely or at least in reaching the anticipated outcome fully - if certain requirements are not met. The most significant of these, reported in the OECD study, are: Teachers will respond to challenges to become involved in curriculum innovation and to acquire new skills and competences if they are given encouragement and reassurance that they will be well supported in their efforts. Innovation must be systemic, i.e. showing an awareness that many aspects of education are interrelated (so that a change in one affects others). Teacher involvement is vital

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    Carlos Muñiz Muriel

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available No cabe duda de que la Teoría del Framing se ha situado como uno de los principales acercamientos teóricos seguidos por los investigadores que desarrollan sus estudios dentro de las ciencias de la comunicación.

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    Muñiz Muriel, Carlos

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    No cabe duda de que la Teoría del Framing se ha situado como uno de los principales acercamientos teóricos seguidos por los investigadores que desarrollan sus estudios dentro de las ciencias de la comunicación.

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    Mauricio Gómez Villegas

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Peace can not be understood as the absence of conflict, but as the institutionalization of civilized practices and mechanisms for solving our differences and tensions (Zuleta, 2015. In the current state of Colombian armed post-conflict, the inclusion and the integration of victims and former combatants into the democratic, civil and economic life –with the corresponding restitution of their rights– is a central matter. In this sense, entrepreneurs play a decisive role, which implies re-signifying the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR.

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    Julio Soto Silva

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available La situación internacional nos entrega en cada una de las diferentes áreas y escenarios en que se desenvuelven los actores del sistema internacional, innumerables oportunidades de poder estudiar y revisar diferentes realidades que nos permiten aclarar las tendencias y razones que mueven a los Estados y otros actores en este dinámico mundo. Es por ello que el estudio de los diversos fenómenos que afectan las situa- ciones internas como externas de los actores de este gran concierto internacional es importante para todo aquel que se interese en los temas de la Seguridad y Defensa, que sin lugar a dudas están dentro del campo de las relaciones internacionales y que se ven in uenciadas por los efectos de hechos que a veces ocurren muy lejos, pero que tienen insospechadas repercusiones en otras regiones del mundo. Habiendo pasado ya bastantes años desde el trágico ataque a las Torres Gemelas, este hecho sigue siendo motivo de exhaustivos estudios desde diferentes puntos de vista que atraviesan todo el espectro de las ciencias sociales. Hoy presentamos un análisis sobre la actuación de la comunidad de inteligencia norteamericana y si ella tuvo o no un fracaso al no detectar oportunamente el ataque a Estados Unidos, lo que originó un giro sin precedentes en la política exterior norteamericana, afectando de paso a otros importantes actores del sistema y poniendo a la efectividad de los servicios de seguridad de la primera potencia bajo el manto de la duda.

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    Judith Winters

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available This collection of papers aims to address some of the issues outlined in session I.6 of the 4th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA held in Göteborg, Sweden 1998. The session attempted to highlight the need for archaeology to embrace those elements of computing that were, and still are, developing rapidly as a major part of our language and mode of communication. The employment of emerging technologies has major implications toward the direction and form of our discourse and research, but it is perhaps the organic nature of the changing face of archaeological communication that urges us to investigate this phenomenon a little more critically (see Bateman. Huggett and Chen build upon this theme using as a case study the on-going work at Symon's Castle in the Welsh borders, and suggest a more flexible approach to the modelling process.Cummings addresses other aspects by integrating computer visualisation with methodology in the field.

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    In this issue of Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC), researchers and academics in Ireland, United States, United Kingdom and Mexico share their research findings after applying innovative teaching technologies and learning models in different academic, cultural, and national contexts.The research presented here covers diverse subjects such as alternative tools and learning models in the classroom, faculty training in new technologies to achieve student learning, and the applicatio...

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    Gonzalo Cerda Brintrup

    1987-05-01

    Full Text Available La cultura es el universo espiritual en el cual una sociedad coloca sus mejores valores e ideas. Estos soles y estrellas nos orientan cuando terribles dudas tornan vacilantes nuestras existencias. Firmamento que reverenciamos y hacemos valer por sobre las cosas más efímeras. Encarnados en cada uno de nosotros, configuran una concreta identidad con la ciudad, nuestros semejantes, las cosas y los fenómenos del mundo en general.

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    Maria Lúcia Ribeiro

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Nas últimas quatro décadas, Araraquara viu crescer sobre bases sólidas uma instituição que transformou a cidade em uma referência regional e estadual na oferta dos melhores cursos de graduação: o Centro Universitário de Araraquara – Uniara. Para atingir esse nível de excelência em ensino superior, a Uniara formou ao longo desse período um corpo docente composto por mestres e doutores, que garante a qualidade da educação e pavimenta o imprescindível caminho do conhecimento científico – com ações desenvolvidas tanto no âmbito da pósgraduação quanto nos diversos cursos de graduação, por meio de projetos de pesquisa integrados, interinstitucionais e individuais de docentes. Para nortear essas atividades, em 1999 foi criada a Coordenação de Iniciação Científica e, no ano 2000, o Centro integrado de Pesquisa. Em 2003, chegou a esperada recomendação pela Capes do Programa de Mestrado em Desenvolvimento Regional e Meio Ambiente, que começou a ser moldado três anos antes. A edição de uma publicação científica busca divulgar o que há de melhor ou mais relevante em termos de produção de conhecimento. A Revista Uniara chega à 20.ª edição recheada de exemplos. Pudera. A dedicação de nossos alunos e professores à pesquisa pode ser traduzida em números que são uma honra para a instituição: em nossos arquivos são contabilizados mais de 5 mil monografias, 100 dissertações de mestrado e outros 100 projetos de iniciação científica, além de dezenas de artigos científicos. Todos nascidos dentro da Uniara, um centro que, mais do que profissionais, forma pesquisadores comprometidos com a ciência, forma quebradores de paradigmas. Neste número 20 da Revista Uniara, confira o que de mais novo surgiu da criatividade e espírito de pesquisa dos nossos alunos e professores. Um pouco de nossas quatro décadas de perseverança e luta diária.

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    Jorge Enrique Silva Duarte

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    Full Text Available La Escuela de Administración de Negocios – EAN como organización del conocimiento es un punto de encuentro para académicos y pensadores que contribuyen a conceptualizar y dar marco teórico a los procesos de mejoramiento de la gestión y la toma de decisiones de las organizaciones. Como institución universitaria comprometida con una misión, desde hace 38 años, trabajamos para seguir siendo una universidad de tipo transformacional, esto significa que su razón de ser está asociada al desarrollo de los pueblos mediante la definición de unas categorías que intervienen en este proceso: el empresariado, la gerencia como profesión y las organizaciones en general. Este proyecto se materializa a través de todos los programas de pregrado y posgrado, los cuales tienen como foco fundamental la formación de talentos para las organizaciones desde las diversas disciplinas académicas. En consecuencia, la EAN, como organización del conocimiento, privilegia en su enfoque estratégico y procesos misionales la gestión y producción de conocimiento, la formación, el desarrollo humano y la proyección social.

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    Francesco Proietti

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available SCIRES-IT (SCIentific RESearch and Information Technology - Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologie dell'Informazione, e-ISSN 2239-4303, is an Open Access journal providing an international forum for the exchange and sharing of know-how in the areas of Digitalization and Multimedia Technologies and Information & Communication Technology (ICT in support of Cultural and environmental Heritage (CH documentation, preservation and fruition. It publishes comprehensive reviews on specific fields, regular research papers and short communications in a timely fashion. The Journal has been founded as an expression of the interest of the ITA (Technological Innovation and Accessibility permanent working Group of CASPUR-CIBER (Interuniversity Committee for Database and E-publishing. It is published by "CASPUR-CIBER Publishing. Pubblicazioni ecosostenibili (http://caspur-ciberpublishing.it, the publishing service of CASPUR (Interuniversity Consortium for Supercomputing for University and Research in Rome (Italy, promoted by the same ITA working Group since 2009 for the development of open access publishing and for the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. SCIRES-IT is available online on a semi-annual basis and it is a peer-reviewed journal.

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    Roberto Lira Olmo

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available El crecimiento económico de Chile nos enorgullece con justa razón. Pero el mismo hace surgir nuevos problemas de los que es necesario preocuparse para lograr un país con más igualdad de oportunidades, con más democracia, en que todos se puedan expresar, en que el cuidado por el entorno en que desarrollamos nuestras vidas sea una realidad y que éste se constituya en el mejor ecosistema para que nuestra población pueda vivir.

  10. EDITORIAL

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    antigens become airborne and reach high level in hospital working areas, particularly in ... human kin. This can well be applied to latex ... effects on the baby's brain, resulting in behaviour disorders and lower IQ later in life. ,-f. -•. Mother's love.

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    This work is licensed to the publisher under the Creative Commons Attributions License 3.0. DOI: 10.2989/IP-P.2012.12.1.1.1109 ... enduring capacity for creative expression throughout one's life. Given that the IPJP had not yet have ... as insights, that may be evoked while reading this collection of unique and very special ...

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    Evaristo Emigdio Colman

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Com o presente número, o periódico eletrônico do Programa de Pós-graduação em Serviço Social e Política Social da Universidade Estadual de Londrina está caminhando para o seu 16º ano de existência, dos quais 13 anos publicados no formato eletrônico, sendo um pioneiro nesta modalidade de publicação. E continuando essa trajetória, após a apresentação de um número temático, Serviço Social em Revista retoma sua tradição em publicar artigos variados sobre o abrangente leque de discussões que envolvem as políticas sociais brasileiras.O primeiro grande conjunto de artigos coloca em evidência as questões de um dos campos mais significativos da política social, a saúde pública. São produções acadêmicas, contribuições reflexivas e críticas, que articulam saberes de professores e profissionais envolvidos na execução da política de saúde pelo Brasil afora.As discussões estão todas voltadas para a esfera da gestão da política de saúde, transitam por vários de seus aspectos. Se fosse possível sugerir um roteiro de leitura desses textos, o início se daria pela questão do financiamento da política de saúde, apresentado a partir de um instigante artigo que relaciona a política neodesenvolvimentista com o processo de privatização da saúde, inclusive nos níveis de gestão da política. Neste caminho, o leitor poderia ser apresentado à realidade dos limites impostos por esse modelo privatizado, através de um artigo sobre a superlotação das maternidades públicas no Estado de Pernambuco.Continuando, o leitor encontrará dois artigos que lhe darão um alento no sentido de mostrar que nem tudo foi retrocesso desde a promulgação da Lei 8080. Eles apresentam, em uma perspectiva histórica, como a política de saúde avançou ao longo do tempo. Um dos artigos trata das mudanças de concepção acerca do conceito de território e os avanços construídos na compreensão do que deve ser o trabalho na saúde organizado a partir dessa perspectiva. O outro artigo aponta para a importância dos movimentos de luta da população, que organizada, consegue alterar o sentido da política de saúde mental em nosso país, buscando estabelecer um modelo de atenção que se coloque numa perspectiva de resistência aos interesses capitalistas.Um segundo grupo de artigos discute a política de assistência social indicando ao leitor elementos para uma crítica de aspectos dessa política que podem estar incorporando elementos da política neoliberal imposta desde década de 1980, principalmente. Um primeiro artigo problematiza a chamada matricialidade sociofamiliar, refletindo sobre o tensionamento entre dois modelos de incorporação da família na política de assistência social: um que a coloca no patamar de responsável pela proteção de seus membros, e outro que a considera objeto da proteção social. O artigo busca estabelecer as consequências dos modelos para o trabalho social.Outro artigo discute a política de assistência social abordando a delicada relação entre público e privado nessa área da política social. A partir de dados oficiais as autoras elaboram uma reflexão crítica sobre o financiamento público de serviços ofertados pela rede privada, e as contradições resultantes desse modelo de funcionamento da política de assistência social no Brasil.A partir daí, o leitor encontrará um conjunto de temáticas bem diversa, transitando por discussões sobre a política de educação no contexto do neoliberalismo, passar por uma reflexão sobre a relação entre Estado e sociedade civil a partir de uma experiência com conselhos de direitos da área da infância e adolescência, e enveredar por uma reflexão acerca da emancipação humana e de sua relação com o mundo do trabalho.Completam este volume, duas importantes reflexões sobre a intervenção profissional na área das políticas sociais. Um deles trata de relacionar o fazer profissional do assistente social, com a necessidade de sistematização da prática em consonância com a ética profissional. O outro é um relato de experiência profissional na área das penas e medidas alternativas.Destaca-se o esforço dos autores para compreender as políticas sociais a partir de uma perspectiva crítica, e refletir sobre o desenvolvimento de alternativas de intervenção no sentido de sua ampliação para a garantia dos direitos sociais. Os editores

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    Marcela Gil Calderón

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available La investigación es uno de los pilares fundamentales de la educación bibliotecológica, que debe procurar el desarrollo en los estudiantes, de actitudes hacia el estudio, la exploración, la indagación, el cuestionamiento, mediante la utilización rigurosa de métodos, técnicas e instrumentos que les permitan generar nuevo conocimiento.Para el desarrollo y fomento de la investigación bibliotecológica, desde el contexto académico, quienes ejercen la docencia deben también ser investigadores asiduos, solo así se logrará afianzar una cultura investigativa que se fortalezca y genere profesionales competentes, que se destaquen por su pensamiento crítico, capaces de incursionar en todos los espacios y ámbitos de la sociedad, de una manera propositiva y creativa en procura del desarrollo económico, tecnológico, político y social tanto a nivel nacional como internacional.En el presente número se reseña la evolución que ha tenido la investigación en la Escuela de Bibliotecología y Ciencias de la Información de la Universidad de Costa Rica, desde un abordaje analítico que invita a la discusión y a la toma de decisiones que procuren el fortalecimiento y desarrollo de este tema tan importante para la profesión.Así mismo se plantean otros tópicos de igual relevancia, y que están en relación directa, la cultura de información y las políticas de información, pues como bien lo afirma Contreras (1997, p. 174 "Las políticas no sólo crean marcos legales y directrices de actuación. También suponen la expansión de ideas, pretensiones y valores que paulatinamente comienzan a convertirse en la manera inevitable de pensar."La Internet y la Biblioteca Académica 2.0 son parte también de esta gama de temas que se abordan a nivel internacional, afianzando aún más el papel de la profesión bibliotecológica y su responsabilidad para un adecuado manejo de la información, para ponerla al servicio de la sociedad a la que sirve.

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    Adilson Luiz Pinto

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1518-2924.2014v19n39pi Prezados leitores. Com muita alegria lançamos a primeira edição da revista Encontros Bibli em 2014 (v. 19, n. 39. A temática central deste número é Informação e Interação, o mesmo tema da edição mais recente do Enancib, realizado em 2013 em Florianópolis, o que inspirou a editoria e autores da Encontros Bibli a explorar um pouco mais questões ligadas e estes temas. O universo da Ciência da Informação e as Interações que ocorrem entre os atores e elementos envolvidos com tais temáticas utilizam bases teóricas e metodológicas de diversas áreas, dentre as quais se pode destacar: Biblioteconomia, Ciência da Computação, Ciência Cognitiva, Ciência da Comunicação, Tecnologias da Informação e da Comunicação, Museologia, Documentação, Jornalismo, Sociologia, Direito, Análise de Domínio e os Estudos Métricos da Informação. Interações estas fundamentadas pelos teóricos da área e que sustentam boa parte desta edição (Saracevic, Wersig, Le Coadic, Miksa, Borko e Hjørland. Pode-se afirmar que, em qualquer uma destas áreas que possuem conexões e intersecções com a Ciência da Informação, processos de interação e a informação estão diretamente associados. No tocante a Biblioteconomia, temos os estudos de sua metodologia de aplicação “O método do caso aplicado ao ensino da Biblioteconomia: histórico e perspectivas”; as suas unidades tratando o estoque informacional “Modelo de avaliação de valor e mérito de estoques de informação de bibliotecas universitárias”; a função da biblioteca pública “Mediação cultural e apropriação da informação em bibliotecas públicas”; a aplicação de mapa conceitual nesta unidade “Interação social e metodologias de ensino: o caso do Laboratório de Troca de Afetos - LATA sob as narrativas de seus participantes através do mapa conceitual”; e o papel do profissional da biblioteconomia “Práticas de inovação do bibliotecário no ambiente virtual”. Outro aspecto deste tipo de unidade de informação é a sua interação com as novas mídias e o seu potencial na web, considerando as redes sociais “As mídias sociais de olho na CI na perspectiva da disseminação da informação”; o papel das bibliotecas nacionais neste novo cenário da interação web “Las bibliotecas nacionales iberoamericanas en la web 2.0”; e um interesse que vem surgindo com a web 2.0 “Um levantamento sobre do uso de ferramentas da Web 2.0 entre os estudantes da Ciência da Informação da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina”. A Ciência da Computação e a visualização da informação também sustentam a interação existente em novos aportes da Ciência da Informação “Visualisations en bibliothèques: comment rendre visible l’invisible”, tratando de aspectos de visibilidade. O Direito também traz conteúdo e elementos para interagir com a Ciência da Informação “Enseñanza digital versus derechos de autor: el papel de la biblioteca universitaria en apoyo de profesores y alunos”, bem como o papel social da biblioteca universitária. A análise de domínio, a partir dos estudos métricos, fornece instrumentos para que a Ciência da Informação observe o universo das redes de patentes “Relações sociométricas dos pesquisadores que patentearam inventos”; e identifique o papel da pesquisa tecnológica “A patente como objeto de pesquisa em Ciências da Informação e Comunicação”. Como sustentação educacional, temos processos de grupos de pesquisa em Ciência da Informação que tratam do surgimento de novos pesquisadores e novas ideias para a área, com o dossiê do Grupo de Pesquisa Informação, Tecnologia e Sociedade “Estudos e ações em Informação e Educação – 2013”. Tenha uma ótima leitura! Adilson Luiz Pinto e Márcio Matias Editores

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    New President and Executive Committee   In accordance with the Rules of the Staff Association, in December each year the Staff Council delegates elect a President who proposes a list of members of the Executive Committee. At its meeting on 7th December 2010, Staff Council elected by an overwhelming majority Michel Goossens and his Executive Committee for 2011, made up of eleven members and five permanently invited members.   Michel GOOSSENS IT Président Marcel AYMON HR Vice-président Sébastien ÉVRARD EN Vide-président Céline GROBON PH Trésorier Isabelle MARDIROSSIAN GS Secré...

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    Full Text Available ¿Tiene el arte un nuevo discurso para saberse incorporado a una sociedad que, ella misma, ha cambiado de manera dramática sus formas de saberse, sentirse y oírse? La incorporación en los sistemas educativos formales del arte en el último siglo y medio, ¿ha aportado a las transformaciones, transfiguraciones y transgresiones de las culturas? La práctica artística, tan asociada a la genialidad de ciertas figuras o miembros de la especie, en muchos lugares de enunciación sigue manteniendo el arquetipo del arte y del artista como sujetos privilegiados o inspirados, una suerte de mesías poéticos que nos alumbran al resto de los mortales, con la genialidad de sus manufacturas. Sin embargo, es posible que el primer elemento de ruptura que haya provisto la inmersión de la formación artística en la academia haya sido justamente su academización. Lo que en su momento, para muchos de quienes hoy profesamos un trabajo artístico, fue un adjetivo útil al momento de desestimar nuestro paso por las aulas, hoy se convierte en regla de profesión, por algo que parece inestimable: la universalización a la que se expone quien pisa la academia. Como se sabe, la academia no enseña nada, es el sujeto en formación quien dispone de sus rutas de aprendizaje, incluso en los más herméticos templos del saber. La configuración de un “ser estético” resulta de una compleja red de conexiones que van fraguando una manera particular de entender el mundo, y de reaccionar ante él a través de una idea que se forma obra o discurso, para comunicar una poética. Pero quizá lo más importante de esta inmersión del campo del arte en los lugares de la academia, en la sistematización de los saberes, en el reconocimiento del carácter técnico y repetible de un enunciado “inspirado”, sea la posibilidad de que por este universo pase la sociedad, la humanidad, la persona. En otras palabras, la pérdida de un privilegio de los elegidos. Suena algo demagógico, pero la academia convierte en accesible el arte para la comunidad. Es su democratización. Y es en ese lugar en el que, desde la década de los años sesenta y setenta, pretende situarse el arte en la escuela, a partir de una negación rotunda: Se educa en el arte no para la producción o el consumo (aquel que no sea un buen artista en su formación, será un privilegiado consumidor, sino para el conocimiento. Más allá de los escenarios en los que el arte sirve como recurso lúdico o recreativo, emerge con fuerza la idea de una práctica educativa útil para la formación compleja y crítica de la persona, desde la formación básica, y no necesariamente en el foco del arte centrado sobre sí. En otras palabras, la educación artística en la escuela no debería centrarse en la formación sobre el teatro, o sobre la música, o la pintura y la expresión plástica, o sobre cualquier área canónica del campo artístico, sino sobre las implicaciones cognitivas, implícitas en el momento didáctico de encarar y resolver un problema, un enunciado. Seguramente una obra de Gógol, o de Stravinsky, o del pintor Francis Bacon contiene una trama, un saber que implica un orden y una estructura que pone al límite la experiencia de conocer, de enunciar, de saber. El saber como justificación de la existencia humana. En otras palabras, su valoración no es implícita a la obra, sino a lo que contiene de conocimiento tal obra Así, la academia que antes en el ámbito artístico se miraba con recelo, da con determinación el siguiente paso: preparar los dispositivos de enunciación que permitan encarar los problemas del arte en la educación, distintos a la manera de comprender un arte o una práctica artística. Y para ello urgimos la configuración de los ciclos posgraduales que se ocupen de problematizar este ámbito de la experiencia social.

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    Maria Henriqueta S. Garcia Gimenes-Minasse

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    Full Text Available A importância dada à gastronomia e aos serviços a ela vinculados tem ganhado grande importância no contexto turístico. O desenvolvimento de rotas e roteiros gastronômicos em todo o mundo, a realização acontecimentos programados centrados nas práticas alimentares e inúmeras iniciativas de valorização da gastronomia local (como a criação da Associação Brasil à Mesa e sua parceria com o Ministério do Turismo materializam este interesse. Do ponto de vista acadêmico a atenção dada à temática também vem crescendo – tendência que pode ser comprovada na publicação desta segunda edição do Dossiê Turismo e Gastronomia da Revista Rosa dos Ventos...

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    Manuel Andrés Rodrigo Rodrigo

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available During the last decades, many applications of Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering have arisen for the characterization and remediation of environmental problems. As a result, now­adays this subject has become one of the most interesting areas of research in applied electrochemistry, with hundreds of papers published every year and many applications already ava­ilable in the market. This special issue contains sixteen very valuable contributions on these topics, written by highly recognized authors and covering the most relevant areas of interest within the topic. Environmental monitoring is a matter of the major importance because it helps to prevent and remediate pollution with the development of novel warning detection systems. For this reason, the first sets of contributions are related to characterization of environmental issues with electro­chemical methods and it contains valuable information about new tools for the characterization of organics, heavy metals and sulphur. Treatment of industrial wastes is one of the more stimulating environmental applications nowadays. Water is extensively used in industry not only as a heat exchanger fluid or a cleaning agent, but also for the production of many chemicals. As a consequence, significant volumes of waste­water are produced every day in our industries and they get into the environment after their treatment with technologies which are not always completely effective. An electrochemically-based solution to this problem is faced in this special issue with exciting contributions on electrolysis, electro-Fenton oxidation and electrocoagulation of wastewater, in which technologies for the efficient removal of dyes, persistent chemicals and inorganic pollutants are evaluated. Finally, the last set of papers included in this special issue focusses on soil remediation and bio-electrochemical treatments. Electrokinetic soil remediation (EKSR is one of the most motivating topics of research for electrochemical and environmental engineering in our time. Many applications are currently working at the full scale and in this issue, an authoritative review is included, in which the fundamentals and applications of the technology are clearly described. To conclude, trying to save energy, one of the more exciting and innovative areas of research is the production of electricity from bio-electrochemical processes. Research on this topic is still at a very early stage but results are promising and the concept of producing energy directly from waste is an out breaking idea as it is explained in the last contribution of this special issue. As a conclusion, this special issue is a very good summary of the most exciting research on electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering in the environmental protection and pollution control and, for sure, it will become a reference for many researchers in the near future.

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    clinicians. The process of medical audit and the institution of quality assurance programmes owe much to the developments from clinical trials. ... is a strong challenge to the disparities in service medicine provided to different communities.

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    Nelly Morales Pedraza

    2013-01-01

    EL desarrollo de software que combina herramientas, técnicas y tendencias de industria es abordado en el artículo Desarrollo de aplicaciones WEB por componentes – Código Libre. La industria de software es un campo de acción tecno-económica que, sin duda, se ha convertido en una de las principales apuestas del mundo globalizado, para generar nuevas posibilidades de desarrollo, aprovechando las múltiples y casi inagotables oportunidades para su aplicación.

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    Alberto Simões

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Esta edição termina o quarto ano de vida da revista Linguamática. O ano foi composto por uma edição especial, relativa a uma avaliação conjunta, o Págico, e esta edição convencional. Sentimo-nos bastante satisfeitos por conseguir nestes tempos manter a revista viva, mesmo que com relativa dificuldade. A verdade é que cada vez mais investigadores e docentes do ensino superior são avaliados não pela qualidade da sua investigação ou dos resultados obtidos, mas por uma classificação das conferências e revistas. Embora a Linguamática já se encontre indexada em vários índices, como o Latindex, não se encontra nos índices habitualmente usados, como o DBLP, ISI Web of Knowledge ou SCOPUS. Será muito complicado conseguir que a Linguamática seja considerada para qualquer um destes índices, especialmente pela língua usada não ser o inglês. No entanto, mudar a política da Linguamática para a publicação em inglês é impensável, já que iria contra os princípios que levaram à sua criação. No entanto, pareceu-nos que a inclusão de um resumo e um conjunto de palavras chave em inglês para cada artigo seria uma concessão aceitável. Sabemos que para conseguir este tipo de indexação também é importante a quantidade de citações de artigos publicados na revista. Outras revistas obrigam a que os artigos submetidos incluam citações para artigos da própria revista. Não nos parece que este tipo de obrigação seja decente, mas não podemos de deixar de pedir aos leitores e autores da Linguamática para, sempre que se adeque, façam citações a artigos publicados na revista. Mas não será pela falta de indexação que nós, os editores, iremos baixar os braços.

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    1992-01-01

    This year it is 175 years ago that the Botanical Garden of Bogor (’s Lands Plantentuin, Buitenzorg) was founded. From a humble origin it became one of the most important gardens in South East Asia, if not of the whole tropical world. Its history has been extensively described by Rijnberg (1922) and

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    2011-01-01

    Just before the Easter holidays, in the face of serious difficulties in the discussion regarding the pensions for new staff recruited from January 2012, the Staff Association had planned to hold public information meetings and a referendum next week (9–14 May). Since then, through several contacts with Management and some Member States, new elements, mostly technical, have arisen. As a result of these the Executive Committee has decided to postpone these meetings (and the referendum). The situation will be reviewed shortly and we will keep you informed of developments regarding this sensitive issue.

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    Judith Winters

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Billed in the press as the world's 'oldest calendar', Issue 34 has closed to a rather large bang with the publication of 'Time and a Place: A luni-solar 'time-reckoner' from 8th millennium BC Scotland' by Vince Gaffney and colleagues. Three weeks on from its release, it is still doing the rounds on Twitter and achieving a certain level of public consciousness with its own series of jokes. And even a topic for the satirical Daily Mash website (readers of a sensitive disposition look away now. The article contained a series of visualisations which of course could only be presented as part of the final publication in an online format, but another reason for IA being chosen as the place of publication was the ability to be responsive and to publish quickly without the restrictions of a print schedule. In this instance, the first draft was submitted to me on 19 June then peer-reviewed, edited, proofed and published by 13 July! I don't think I have ever worked harder and so quickly than I did in the days leading up to publication but the publicity received was probably worth it. I did learn a few things about the way the traditional press works and how press releases get circulated, chewed up and spat out with details (like links to the original source [cough] slowly being edited out but all in all, it's a process I am more than happy to repeat. July was definitely a good month for the journal as it also saw the release of 'A Late Roman Well at Heslington East, York: ritual or routine practices?' by Steve Roskams, Cath Neal, Jane Richardson and Ruth Leary and got its reasonable share of publicity too. The article is Open Access thanks to the support of by the Archaeology Department Research Committee at York, and was picked up by traditional press and new media alike, and shows what can be done by lifting your gaze above the trench edge. It was always going to be hard to top those two articles in terms of publicity but the other articles in the issue should not be overlooked as a result. 'Being a Modern Human: essentialist and hierarchical approaches to the emergence of modern human behaviour' presents a novel approach to the relationship between population dynamics and material culture by recruiting hierarchical systems theory, 'A Sea of Small Boats: places and practices on the prehistoric seascape of western Britain' successfully applies landscape archaeology themes to maritime perspectives and 'Storing up Problems: Labour, Storage, and the Rural Peloponnese' is a nicely argued article on interpreting surface scatters

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    2012-04-16

    Apr 16, 2012 ... 1Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public ... food market globalization [4]. ... How can the UN Summit positively impact on chronic non communicable diseases prevention and control in African countries?

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    Zinchenko, Yury P.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The educational reform is Russia is in full swing, so the section of Psychology of education and learning is the most widely presented in the current issue. The international collective of authors Frédéric Yvon, Ludmila A. Chaiguerova and Denise Shelley Newnham considers different interpretations of the works of Lev Vygotsky — famous psychologist and methodologist. The authors suggest original ways of incorporating Vygotsky’s ideas into the modern educational system. Dmitry A. Podolskiy presents his study of value hierarchy among students and adolescence in the article “Multimethod approach to measuring values in a school context: exploring the association between Congruence — Discrepancy Index (CODI and task commitment”. In the article “The role of reflection and reflexivity in the development of student’s abilities” Vladimir D. Shadrikov explores the role of reflection in the educational process. The group of authors headed by Nikolay E. Veraksa state that dialectical thinking is a specific line of cognitive development in children and adults and proves this statement by the empirical data (“The structural dialectical approach in psychology problematic and research results”.

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    Griffioen, J.; Wildenborg, T.

    2016-01-01

    This special issue of the Netherlands Journal of Geosciences is dedicated to geoscientific research related to geological disposal of nuclear waste. Geological disposal of nuclear waste is generally accepted as the optimum solution to the problem, though it has always been politically a hot potato.

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    5th century BC, babies were not named for a week after birth since by then 'most' of them had ... who adhered to three health practices, namely never smoking cigarettes, engaging in .... findings of AOM and OME. Their technical competence in.

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    JULIO SOTO SILVA

    2017-12-01

    Junto a este panorama de inestabilidad internacional existe un fenómeno creciente de tensiones al interior de los Estados, generadas por un amplio espectro de causas sociales, políticas, económicas, ambientales o culturales que tienden a escalar y exacerbar diversos tipos de conflictos con la capacidad de generar efectos globales o regionales perjudiciales. Por otra parte, los análisis que han hecho las grandes potencias en miras a sus estrategias de seguridad nacionales y sus libros de defensa en los dos últimos años, han sido marcados por las tendencias de que las amenazas provenientes del entorno global vienen reabriendo el debate de los roles y misiones de las Fuerzas Militares y de Policía, debido al impacto que aquellas como el terrorismo y el crimen organizado tienen sobre el orden interno, la libertad y la seguridad de las personas, siendo por ello una prioridad para la Seguridad Nacional.

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    JULIO SOTO SILVA

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available Los estudios sobre la política y la estrategia ocupan innumerables volúmenes en las bibliotecas del mundo. Siendo la política el arte de gobernar y la estrategia el arte del general, en sus acepciones quizás más antiguas y básicas, entender cómo se relacionan entre ellas y cómo una se subordina a la otra, también ha sido fuente de numerosos estudios y teorías. Es por estas razones que nuestra revista busca fomentar y presentar a nuestros lectores la importancia que las ciencias políticas y la estrategia tienen dentro del marco de la seguridad y defensa, toda vez que ellas son una responsabilidad única e ineludible del jefe del Estado. El general Manuel Montt Martínez en su obra “La Guerra, su Conducción Política y Estratégica”, escrita en 1955, nos señala la existencia de esta interpenetración entre la política y la estrategia que las hace indivisibles, expresando que “en la preparación de un conflicto, como en su ejecución, no obstante la interpenetración de la política y de la estrategia, ambas desarrollan su labor bien definida... La política y la estrategia marchan juntas, de la mano, desde el principio hasta el fin”

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    Martin Oliver

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available This issue marks a new beginning for ALT-J; it is the first with our new publishers, Taylor & Francis, under their Carfax imprint. Re-launching a journal is, we have found, an interesting process. Like moving house or changing jobs, it manages to blend logistical complications with a rare opportunity to pause, reflect and take stock. It isn't often that we have the chance to re-assess what is important to us, so as editors we grasped this particular challenge with glee.

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    Mussou, Claude; Buchman, Mette Charis

    2015-01-01

    abstractArchives have traditionally been the result of individual or collective decisions taken on political, institutional or business grounds in order to preserve documents and make these accessible for use. In the current digital ‘era of plenty,’ which enables an unprecedented creation of, and

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    Anna-Lena Kempe

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In this issue we will elaborate further on the discussion about different conceptions of ‘design’. Design stems from the Latin word ‘designo’ which meant depicting. In Swedish and in English ‘design’ was historically used about maps or sketches of ships and buildings. Design then was more or less thought of as a practical device for creating an object that already existed in our minds or as intentions of God. The possibility to represent salient features of an object before it was built had many advantages in relation to constructions made in a process of trial-and-error.

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    Christian Lefèvre

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Bernard Jouve nous a quittés en avril dernier. L’idée de monter une revue en ligne sur la question des métropoles est venue de lui. C’est Bernard qui m’a convaincu de l’intérêt et du bien fondé d’une telle aventure et en 2005 c’est lui qui a pris son bâton de pèlerin pour trouver les ressources financières pour donner corps à ce projet. Depuis je peux dire, que même si nous étions co-rédacteurs en chef, c’est encore lui qui assurait la plus grosse part du travail. Aujourd’hui la revue est orp...

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    May 2, 2015 ... essential aspect of the training of health professionals in the 21st century we, as health professions ... challenges that need to be addressed to ensure retention and success of rural-origin health ... Müller A. Strategies to include sexual orientation and gender identity in health professions education. Afr J.

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    little succor, it has led to transliteration, copycatism and philosophy of commentary. Members of the Universalist school in ... the tools of critical conversationalism in investigating the yardstick for doing. African philosophy and the qualification for being an African philosopher. Anyone wishing to have a clearer view of the ...

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    DALLARI, Sueli Gandolfi

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Neste primeiro mês de 2013 a França está discutindo interessantes questões diretamente ligadas ao direito sanitário. Dois eventos sanitários relacionados à contracepção oral (o caso das pílulas de terceira e quarta geração e do medicamento aprovado para tratamento da acne e amplamente prescrito como anticoncepcional, o Diane 35 estão fomentando a discussão a respeito da “transparência dos dados de saúde pública”. Com essa expressão as associações de consumidores e de defesa dos pacientes, professores de medicina, economistas e pesquisadores estão designando o acesso aos bancos de dados públicos com informações coletadas pelo seguro-saúde (Assurance-maladie durante decênios. Eles argumentam que cada escândalo sanitário esclarece que a melhor análise e o melhor conhecimento das práticas médicas poderiam alertar a respeito das prescrições inadequadas, não sendo aceitável dizer que “os dados existiam, mas nós não os olhamos”. Essa questão, entretanto, não é assim simples, e existem grandes interesses – inclusive comerciais – envolvidos.

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    Stoltz, Pauline; Hvenegård-Lassen, Kirsten

    2013-01-01

    An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses reports within the issue on topics including the development of state feminism in Nordic countries, the feminist resistance and communality of feminist activists, and the problems in the implementation of gender mainstreaming........An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses reports within the issue on topics including the development of state feminism in Nordic countries, the feminist resistance and communality of feminist activists, and the problems in the implementation of gender mainstreaming.....

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    Rosinda de Castro Guerra RAMOS

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Em tempos de era digital, a escola e a universidade precisam cada vez mais repensar em incorporar as tecnologias digitais da informação e comunicação (TDIC às necessidades atuais do aluno.  Daí a importância das TDIC se tornarem elos no ensino-aprendizagem, com a escola e a universidade repensando seus nichos na atualidade, ou seja, professores mudando procedimentos de ensino; currículos menos informativos e mais e flexíveis; aulas menos expositivas e mais desafiadoras; integração de projetos para compreender o quê e o porquê se aprende; alunos como centro da aprendizagem; tecnologias como aliadas e não à margem do processo educacional; entre outros fatores. Nessa direção, a escola e a universidade deveriam ser vistas como um espaço para os alunos aprenderem de forma contínua com o uso das TDIC. Pensando nessas questões é que abrimos a edição do volume deste ano com um número temático dedicado ao uso das TDIC e ao ensino-aprendizagem de línguas. O objetivo é apresentar propostas pedagógicas relacionadas a materiais educacionais digitais, no intuito de trazer contribuições de experiências e de investigação para a área de ensino-aprendizagem de línguas em contextos digitais.

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    Mar 2, 2017 ... that some members of staff and health professionals are not always able to ... understand its inherent benefits for improved interactions with students and ... Matsoso MP, Fryatt R. National Health Insurance: The first 18 months.

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    2003-06-01

    In December 2002 we announced some changes to Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics: an extended scope to highlight the wide range of articles published in the journal and a new definition of Letters to the Editor. As always, comments and suggestions are welcome and should be sent to jphysb@iop.org. Extended scope of J. Phys. B J. Phys. B covers all aspects of atomic, molecular and optical physics. We publish articles on the study of atoms, ions, molecules, condensates or clusters, from their structure and interactions with particles, photons, fields and surfaces to all aspects of spectroscopy. Quantum optics, non-linear optics, laser physics, astrophysics, plasma physics, chemical physics, optical cooling and trapping and other investigations where the objects of study are the elementary atomic, ionic or molecular properties of processes are also included. With the introduction of the BEC Matters! portal and IOP Select, J. Phys. B, one of the major contributors, offers authors of articles in this research area wider visibility and more flexible publication with the opportunity to display multimedia attachments or web links to key groups and results. The recent papers listed below reflect the wide scope of J. Phys. B: Calculation of cross sections for very low-energy hydrogen-antihydrogen scattering using the Kohn variational method E A G Armour and C W Chamberlain J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 22 (28 November 2002) L489-L494 Imaging the electron transfer reaction of Ne2+ with Ar using position-sensitive coincidence spectroscopy Sarah M Harper, Wan-Ping Hu and Stephen D Price J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 21 (14 November 2002) 4409-4423 Ultraviolet-infrared wavelength scalings for strong field induced L-shell emissions from Kr and Xe clusters Alex B Borisov, Xiangyang Song, Fabrizio Frigeni, Yang Dai, Yevgeniya Koshman, W Andreas Schroeder, Jack Davis, Keith Boyer and Charles K Rhodes J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 21 (14 November 2002) L461-L467 A Bose-Einstein condensate in an optical lattice J Hecker Denschlag, J E Simsarian, H Häffner, C McKenzie, A Browaeys, D Cho, K Helmerson, S L Rolston and W D Phillips J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 14 (28 July 2002) 3095-3110 Locality of a class of entangled states I R Senitzky J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 14 (28 July 2002) 3029-3039 Solitons and vortices in ultracold fermionic gases Tomasz Karpiuk, Miroslaw Brewczyk and Kazimierz Rzazewski J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 14 (28 July 2002) L315-L321 Stable islands in chaotic atom-optics billiards, caused by curved trajectories M F Andersen, A Kaplan, N Friedman and N Davidson J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 9 (14 May 2002) 2183-2190 Emission probability and photon statistics of a coherently driven mazer Jin Xiong and Zhi-Ming Zhang J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 9 (14 May 2002) 2159-2172 The Li+-H2 system in a rigid-rotor approximation: potential energy surface and transport coefficients I Røeggen, H R Skullerud, T H Løvaas and D K Dysthe J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 7 (14 April 2002) 1707-1725 The stochastic Gross-Pitaevskii equation C W Gardiner, J R Anglin and T I A Fudge J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 6 (28 March 2002) 1555-1582 Oxygen ion impurity in the TEXTOR tokamak boundary plasma observed and analysed by Zeeman spectroscopy J D Hey, C C Chu, S Brezinsek, Ph Mertens and B Unterberg J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 6 (28 March 2002) 1525-1553 Electron-hexafluoropropene (C3F6) scattering at intermediate energies Czeslaw Szmytkowski, Pawel Mozejko and Stanislaw Kwitnewski J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 5 (14 March 2002) 1267-1274 High-resolution investigations of C2 and CN optical emissions in laser-induced plasmas during graphite ablation S Acquaviva and M L De Giorgi J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. Vol 35, No 4 (28 February 2002) 795-806 New definition of a Letter to the Editor A Letter to the Editor should present new results, likely to stimulate further research and be of interest to the wider atomic, molecular and optical physics community. Above all the results should be sufficiently new and important to merit rapid publication as a Letter, which implies accelerated refereeing procedures. This should be made clear either in the body of the Letter, if appropriate, or with a supporting cover letter from the author on submission to the journal. Letters will have an upper limit of eight journal pages and, as an additional quality check, two referees instead of one will be used to review them. The Board will be asked to make a final publication decision in the event of two conflicting reports. With these measures in place it is hoped that the important new results will receive the exposure they deserve as a Letter. If you have any questions or comments on this or anything relating to J. Phys. B please contact Nicola Gulley, Publisher, J. Phys. B (E-mail: jphysb@iop.org).

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    Leonardo Nelmi Trevisan

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Na época da extrema volatilidade do mercado, da acentuada pressão por produtividade, da renovação tecnológica cada vez mais rápida, quais são - de fato -  os pressupostos essenciais que balizam as práticas de gestão das expectativas dos indivíduos nas organizações? Nos mais diferentes setores de atividade, empresas enfrentam contínuos problemas,  marcados quase sempre pela crônica insuficiência dessas práticas, para lidar com as ambições pessoais e profissionais de seus empregados.

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    Michael Verhaart

    Full Text Available Welcome to the second edition (Volume 6(1 of the merged Computing and Information Technology Research and Education, New Zealand (CITRENZ Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology (JACIT. This edition is the first to be based on the progressive publishing model, and has appeared at a time when authors were keen to have their paper included in the current New Zealand Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF round which looks at research up to December 2011.

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available A HOLOS publica o seu segundo volume, ciente da elevação do número de submissões e da necessidade de ampliar sua capacidade de difundir o periódico nas bases de dados disponíveis no mundo. Neste contexto, informamos que o periódico acaba de ser indexado às bases da EBSCO Publishing e trabalhamos para indexá-las em outras. O periódico representa o compromisso institucional com a difusão do desenvolvimento da pesquisa e inovação. A expansão dos Institutos Federais associada com a inserção da juventude em atividades de pesquisa, tecnologia e inovação nos quatro cantos do país deve estar na agenda daqueles comprometidos com o desenvolvimento nacional. A HOLOS tem este compromisso e neste segundo volume publica 19 artigos, nas áreas de engenharia, economia, administração, educação e meio ambiente, todos com viés interdisciplinar. A seguir passamos a apresentá-los. O primeiro artigo apresenta um modelo matemático para a sincronização de semáforos e sua aplicação em Curitiba/PR. O artigo seguinte trata da cultura do gergelim irrigado com água do lençol freático em área de assentamento em Ceará Mirim/RN, onde avalia sua produtividade. Em seguida é apresentado o artigo que trata do processo licitatório para parques eólicos no Estado do Rio Grande do Norte, observando o tempo de tramitação, custos e a complexidade. O quarto artigo traz uma contribuição ao entendimento da percepção dos agricultores quanto à captação da água de chuva, com resultados de Cajazeiras/PB. Na sequência é apresentado artigo com uma avaliação do conhecimento de alunos da rede pública de ensino sobre zoonoses nos municípios de Apodi, Felipe Guerra e Severiano Melo. Os cinco artigos seguintes apresentam resultados da área de econômica, a saber: caracterização socioeconômica de agricultores familiares em Ceará Mirim; da utopia fourierista aos princípios da economia solidária; a experiência de um conselho de desenvolvimento no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul; reflexões sobre a política social a partir do contexto monetário internacional; empreendedorismo sustentável – perfil dos produtores da feira agroecológica da orla de Olinda/PE. O décimo primeiro artigo apresenta um diagnóstico da sustentabilidade em Touros/RN, baseado em dados da expectativa de vida, mortalidade infantil, desnutrição, taxa de fertilidade, abastecimento de água, saneamento, taxa de alfabetização, educação, alfabetização, consumo de energia, produção agrícola, área de proteção ambiental e extração vegetal. Os próximos quatro artigos tem foco na área de educação, os quais abordam: educação no campo e o programa escola ativa; novas perspectivas para a educação de jovens e adultos; a temática meio ambiente no ensino superior em uma instituição em Teresina/PI; estudo curricular de cursos superiores de tecnologia e a matemática financeira. O décimo sexto artigo traz um levantamento radiométrico do Campus Natal Central do IFRN em Natal/RN. Os três últimos artigos abordam temas ambientais, a saber: a vida no lixo – estudo de caso sobre os catadores de materiais recicláveis em Ipameri/GO; gestão de resíduos de serviços de saúde – avaliação dos procedimentos adotados em hospital de Guaporé/RS; identificação de espaços para as práticas ambientais em Natal/RN – uma análise de referenciais publicados na WEB. Aproveitamos para renovar nossos agradecimentos aos avaliadores ad hoc pela permanente colaboração visando a manutenção da qualidade e prazos, bem como os autores que sabiamente escolhem este periódico como veículo de difusão de sua produção científica. Esta editoria reafirma a importância da consolidação da interiorização da educação, ciência e tecnologia para a consolidação de uma nação desenvolvida. Enfim, convidamos a navegar em mais uma edição da HOLOS. Prof. José Yvan Pereira Leite

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    Gildenir Carolino Santos

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Caros Leitores, É com satisfação que anunciamos mais um lançamento da edição de 2014. Este é o segundo fascículo, que traz como temática “Olhares da educação e tecnologia no processo transformativo do ensino-aprendizagem”. Sendo assim, é possível observar que cada vez mais as tecnologias digitais são aplicadas nos afazeres e nas atividades do dia a dia, em que foram identificamos relatos sobre seu emprego na educação em larga escala no Brasil e no exterior, construindo assim, uma via única onde tanto a educação quanto as tecnologias digitais se complementam para que o processo transformativo da aprendizagem possa atingir cada vez mais as camadas menos favorecidas com a evolução constante das tecnologias no âmbito do ensino. Nesta edição, presentamos seis artigos, duas pesquisas e um relato de experiência. Na primeira seção, ARTIGOS, Eliseo Berni Reategui, Maria Lúcia Kroeff Barbosa, Johannes Doll e Valter Roesler – todos da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul –, responsáveis pelo artigo “Um sistema de apoio à educação em saúde voltado a idosos com doenças crônicas”, apresentam um estudo sobre o emprego de um sistema de monitoramento remoto que busca auxiliar o idoso a compreender a importância de determinados cuidados com sua saúde. Além de monitorar dados e sinais do idoso, o sistema também disponibiliza e sugere ao usuário, vídeos e materiais informativos. O estudo envolveu coleta e análise de dados com abordagem qualitativa na modalidade de estudo de caso. No segundo artigo, intitulado “O esencantamento moral da escola pública: um ensaio de compreensão crítica”, Gabriel Lelis da Fonseca Ferreira e Carlos Alberto Lopes Sousa – ambos da Universidade de Brasília –, conferem nesse artigo particular atenção ao caso da escola pública, que vem, progressivamente, assumindo alguns aspectos morais da chamada escola-empresa, em um movimento geral de homogeneização da diversidade moral escolar no Brasil. Ainda assim a análise dos efeitos de desencantamento sobre a escola pública é feita sob uma perspectiva comparativa, em vista dos mesmos efeitos sobre outros tipos de escola, como a católica e a militar. No terceiro artigo, Renato Bellotti Senicato e Cláudia Beatriz de Castro Nascimento Ometto – ambos da Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba – trazem o artigo intitulado “Discutindo sobre o fracasso escolar na perspectiva de Bernard Charlot: em foco uma escola pública paulista de educação básica”, que tem como objetivo compreender aspectos relativos à formação de leitores e escritores na escola básica, uma vez que ele se preocupa com o ingresso de alunos ainda não alfabetizados no sexto ano. Como parte do projeto mais amplo, desenvolve-se um projeto de iniciação científica a fim de entender como Bernard Charlot compreende a escola, lugar de formação de jovens, na medida em que para ele é na relação com o saber que os sujeitos participam de modos diferenciados do processo de reprodução social, significando sua experiência escolar e transformando a si próprio. Márcia Gonçalves Nogueira e Maria auxiliadora Soares Padilha – ambas da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – nos brinda com o artigo “Cultura digital jovem: as TIMS invadem as periferias, e agora?”. Esse trabalho tem como objetivo apresentar uma revisão da literatura sobre Cultura Digital Jovem e as transformações provocadas pela disseminação das Tecnologias da Informação e Comunicação Móveis e Sem fio (TIMS nas periferias da região metropolitana do Recife. No quinto artigo intitulado “Neuro-navegática: software desenvolvido para interação com Brain-Computer Interface para auxiliar o processo de inclusão escolar de pessoas com paralisia cerebral”, de autoria de Regina de O. Heidrich, Marsal Avila A. Branco, João Batista Mossmann, Anderson Rodrigo Schuh – todos da Universidade Feevale –, pretende apresentar um game desenvolvido para auxiliar o processo de inclusão escolar de pessoas com paralisia cerebral. Para o desenvolvimento dessa pesquisa os autores escolheram a metodologia de estudo de caso, pois se trata de uma investigação multifacetada, em profundidade, de um único fenômeno social. O estudo sobre o Brain-Computer Interface (BCI busca aprimorar a maneira de interação entre o ser humano e as máquinas, e permite que pessoas com paralisia cerebral possam se beneficiar no processo de educação inclusiva, assim como seus colegas sem deficiência. Já no último trabalho da seção ARTIGOS, com o título “Até que ponto o bullying influencia o aumento da demanda por educação de jovens e adultos?”, os autores Márcio Jacometti (Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Luciano Blasius (Academia Policial Militar do Guatupê – PR, Márcio José Polido (Colégio Agrícola Estadual – Santa Mariana, Murilo Martins de Andrade (Faculdade Educacional de Araucária – PR têm por objetivo descrever o processo de bullying que ocorre nas escolas como possível causa da evasão escolar e do aumento da demanda por Educação de Jovens e Adultos (EJA, observada no contexto educacional brasileiro atual, de modo a buscar uma resposta ao questionamento aventado. O artigo explora possíveis causas para a evasão e para a demanda pela EJA, e recomenda novas pesquisas para esclarecer essas questões e as consequências do processo de bullying. Na seção RELATO DE EXPERIÊNCIA, Kassiana da Silva Miguel (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Iasmine Alessandra Oliveira Baracho Campos, Carla Milene Knechtel, Daniela Frigo Ferraz e Lourdes Aparecida Della Justina – estes da Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná –, com o trabalho “A abordagem didático-investigativa no ensino médio: um estudo acerca do DNA”, que é o resultado de uma investigação realizada no contexto do Programa Institucional de Bolsas de Iniciação à Docência – PIBID, do subprojeto de Ciências Biológicas de uma universidade pública do Paraná, relatam que o objetivo desse trabalho foi evidenciar a reconstrução do conceito de DNA durante o desenvolvimento de um módulo didático em um enfoque investigativo com alunos do terceiro ano do ensino médio de uma escola pública do Paraná. Na última seção PESQUISA, a primeira delas sob o título “A utilização das novas tecnologias em uma escola experimental do Rio de Janeiro”, Diego Luz Moura e Cleyton Batista de Sousa – ambos da Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco (Petrolina, PE – relatam a utilização das novas tecnologias no ambiente educacional e como ela é considerada uma competência inovadora para o ensino. Os autores enfatizam que a escola ao dialogar com a cultura deve incorporar essa forma de comunicação na sua forma de fazer ver o mundo. A pesquisa é realizada na cidade do Rio de Janeiro, onde a Educopédia tem sido uma estratégia interessante nessa forma de ensino. Na segunda pesquisa, Ivan Ramos Pagnossin, Roberta Takahashi Soledade, Gil da Costa Marques (Universidade de São Paulo, e Carolina Magalhães Costa Cavalcanti (Universidade Virtual do Estado de São Paulo, com o trabalho “Objetos de aprendizagem interativos: participação e desempenho de estudantes de ciências”, apresentam resultados qualitativos e quantitativos de participação e de desempenho de estudantes do curso semipresencial de graduação em licenciatura em Ciências, pelo convênio entre a Universidade de São Paulo e a Universidade Virtual do Estado de São Paulo, em atividades de aprendizagem on-line baseadas em objetos de aprendizagem interativos que simulam situações-problema. Esperamos que os trabalhos aqui apresentados sejam úteis para aqueles que continuam e continuarão a fazer pesquisas, e que compartilham seus saberes com o campo da Educação. Uma boa leitura!

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    Daud Aris Tanudirjo

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Dalam edisi kali ini rona isi sejumlah artikel yang dimuat menyiratkan perbincangan tentang bahasa sebagai identitas. Tentu saja, perbincangan ini amat relevan dengan tradisi di Indonesia untuk memperingati bulan Oktober sebagai bulan bahasa. Peringatan itu sendiri merujuk pada peristiwa bersejarah Sumpah Pemuda 28 Oktober 1928 yang mengikrarkan bahasa Melayu (Indonesia sebagai bahasa persatuan. Mengingat hal itu, barangkali tepat apabila saat ini kita mencoba merenungkan kembali posisi bahasa Indonesia sebagai identitas bangsa Indonesia, terutama terkait hubungannya dengan bahasa daerah.

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    Gouirand, I.; Moron, V.

    2003-11-01

    Sea-level pressure (SLP) anomalies over the North Atlantic and European (NAE) sector (25-70°N, 100°W-50°E) and over a larger domain encompassing the entire North Pacific domain are studied to demonstrate that SLP anomalies (SLPAs) during boreal winter (January-March) vary widely between years characterized by the same El Niño-southern oscillation (ENSO) phase. The typical cold ENSO signal tends to be more stable than the warm one during the 1874-1996 period. The typical cold ENSO pattern (e.g. positive SLPA south of 55°N across the North Atlantic and negative SLPA in the northern North Atlantic) is similar to the positive phase of the North Atlantic oscillation (NAO) and occurs throughout the 20th century, except during the 1950s and 1960s when the basinwide westerlies are particularly slow. On the contrary, the typical warm ENSO pattern (e.g. positive SLPA from central Canada to Scandinavia and negative SLPA from the southeastern USA to central Europe, corresponding to the negative phase of the NAO) occurs mainly from 1930 to 1970. Another robust warm ENSO pattern is associated with a large positive (negative) SLPA between Newfoundland and western Europe (between Greenland and Scandinavia), and occurs mainly at the beginning and the end of the 20th century when the basinwide North Atlantic westerlies are strengthened. All these patterns stay statistically significant when the multi-decadal variability is removed from the North Atlantic SLPA. It is shown that the low-frequency variability of the north tropical Atlantic sea-surface temperature anomalies could exert a modulating effect on the ENSO teleconnection. NAE SLPAs tend to be strong during warm (cold) ENSO winters and consistent with a negative (positive) phase of the NAO when the north tropical Atlantic is anomalously warm (cold). Lastly, the magnitude of the SLPA patterns over the NAE sector appears poorly related to the intensity of sea-surface temperature anomalies in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific.

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    In a recent article in American Psychologist, Howard. Kendler .... present analyses of ancestor dreams within the context of .... an end to. This existential dilemma of meaningless ... Levinas thematizes in his own analysis of the ethical relation.

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    Melba Libia Cárdenas

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available The increasing interest in learning English has had an impact on the alternatives students are offered to study the language as well as on the particularities of classroom management teachers have to be aware of nowadays. Hence, our conceptualizations about a classroom have to include different kinds of learning and teaching settings such as traditional face-to-face work; virtual-learning spaces to allow the learners to build a study path while tutors monitor and assist students when necessary; faceto- face study periods combined with alternating tutoring sessions; and mentoring sessions to support autonomous, semi-autonomous or self-instruction learning. This, in turn, opens doors to questions concerning a variety of issues that are born in the midst of the complex realities we face in such teaching and learning scenarios.

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    Alberto Rizo Gil

    2009-01-01

    ¿Pagar una suma determinada de dinero a una familia que complete satisfactoriamente la vacunación de sus hijos? ¿Crear incentivos para madres que mantengan sus niños libres de desnutrición? ¿Otorgar un subsidio de vivienda a quien observe hábitos higiénicos? ¿Vincular a las obras públicas del municipio a quienes no fuman ni consumen alcohol?

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    Roberto Jalil Milad

    2016-01-01

    Los primeros estudios arqueológicos publicados sobre el origen del lenguaje gráfico -escritura primitiva- fueron publicados en la década de 1950 en la Universidad de Chicago, y se postulaba en ellos que la escritura había tenido un origen en Mesopotamia -comprendiendo lo que actualmente se conoce como Irak y parte de Siria- y se había esparcido desde allí, en forma centrífuga hacia Mediano y Lejano Oriente (seguir leyendo...)

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    Since the last Bulletin was published we have to regret the loss of four persons who were supporters of Flora Malesiana or collaborated with it in some way or other. Mr. P. Groenhart started his career in Java as a botany teacher in the Agriculture School at Malang. He was keenly interested in

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    has also challenged dogma and used clinical audit to replace surgical superstition with solid evidence-based praxis. Whilst the academic output of surgery in general from South. Africa has waned over the last twenty years, trauma surgery has remained a bastion of academic excellence in a sea of mediocrity and anecdote.

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    Oct 3, 2004 ... Southern African Journal of Environmental Education,Vol. ... processes that are shaped by ethics and value orientations, and that these take place in varied ... and medium enterprises should be 'brought into the picture' as ...

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    2007-01-01

    La vacunación es uno de los hallazgos científicos más importantes de todos los tiempos. Es innegable su importancia en la prevención y el control de las enfermedades infecciosas, logrando la erradicación de alguna de ellas. Las vacunas, sin embargo, al igual que cualquier otro medicamento, no están libres de presentar efectos secundarios, la mayor parte de éstos corresponden a casos leves y muy rara vez a casos particularmente graves. Está reconocido que las vacunas podrían producir anafil...

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    Jorge Enrique Silva Duarte

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available En el proceso de evaluación del nivel y grado de aplicación de las herramientas y conceptos contemporáneos de gerencia, la EAN ha identificado que las PyMES colombianas están alejadas de su aplicación1. Esto se explica por los hábitos técnicos y culturales y por la escasez de recursos económicos asequibles a tasas razonables que existen para este sector empresarial, situación muy diferente a las posibilidades de las grandes empresas de los países desarrollados y de las firmas multinacionales. La abundante teoría de Gestión elaborada en los países industrializados a partir de las observaciones de las grandes corporaciones, requiere de análisis para su asimilación y adecuación antes de ser impartida en las aulas o de ser divulgada en seminarios y foros empresariales de un país en desarrollo como Colombia. Más aún, en asesorías y consultorías realizadas a las empresas PyMES colombianas, los procesos de adaptación a la realidad se vuelven cada día más exigentes en la medida en que los empresarios requieren que se maneje un lenguaje organizacional entendible y asimilable para adaptar las herramientas adecuadas a su cultura, su estructura, sus estilos de gestión y sus recursos. La magnitud de este fenómeno se pone en evidencia cuando se tiene en cuenta que más del 98% de las organizaciones empresariales colombianas tienen menos de 200 empleados y alcanzan ventas anuales inferiores a 15 mil salarios mínimos; 2 es decir, que más del 98% de las organizaciones colombianas son MIPyMES. Este hecho de magnitud insoslayable justifica la orientación que debe tener una buena parte de las investigaciones de las universidades colombianas: apoyar nuestras empresas en su difícil tarea de enfrentar con éxito la globalización mejorando su productividad y competitividad.

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    homogeneous semi infinite elastic material subjected to constant shear loads of magnitudes Tj, j = 1, 2. Asymptotic deformation fields near the crack tip are derived in a closed form. The stress intensity factor is shown to depend on material ...

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    In 1969 Indonesian botany suffered a severe loss by the untimely death of Dr. B. Prijanto, at the end of April. He was the head of the Forest Exploration Division, Forest Research Institute, Bogor. He belonged to that still very small, but admirable circle of young able Indonesian botanists built up

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    Adilson Luiz Pinto

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Prezados Leitores, É com satisfação que anunciamos a edição do volume 18, número 36 de 2013, parabenizando o curso de Biblioteconomia da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina pelos seus 40 anos de existência, uma das razões do surgimento da Encontros Bibli. Estes anos de parceria fizeram com que a revista obtivesse índices promissores: com uma representação de 698 citações, contando com uma média de 43,12 ao ano, um percentual de 1,05 citações por artigo, uma média de 1,71 artigos por autoria e com os seguintes indicadores de presença acadêmica: índice-h = 13 e índice-g = 18. A capa deste número mostra parte dos mosaicos do artista plástico Rodrigo de Haro presentes no prédio da Reitoria da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Nestes mosaicos, podemos observar que diversas partes menores dispostas adequadamente formam representações, beleza, arte e um todo harmonioso que resume a história das Américas por meio de relatos de viagens, crônicas pré-colombianas, lendas, literatura colonial e poemas de autores contemporâneos. Na Ciência da Informação, mosaicos podem representar a diversidade de temas, de visões e de abordagens que interagem entre si e com outras áreas do conhecimento, para formar um grande e enriquecido conjunto de conhecimentos. Neste ambiente, os autores que ajudam a construir o grande mosaico informacional trabalham cotidianamente, com foco, método, disciplina e criatividade, utilizando pesquisa e informação. Neste número, temos o Mosaico Informacional da Ciência da Informação, com aspectos científicos da sua comunicação, de seus estudos métricos, sistemas, desenho e competências informacionais, sua representação, gestão e organização do conhecimento, direitos autorais e a leitura como função terapêutica. Desta forma, os colaboradores deste número, em forma resumida, apresentam: a O mapeamento dos enfoques sobre: (i a informação presentes em diferentes publicações periódicas da área de Ciência da Informação (Informação para negócios, Informação para a cidadania e Informação para a emancipação; (ii o conhecimento dos profissionais que influenciam os produtos gerados no tratamento temático da informação no contexto de bibliotecas universitárias; (iii e as métricas da evolução da atividade publicada e seus índices de citações. Processos fundamentais para a consolidação da Comunicação científica. b As ferramentas e técnicas informacionais: (i para o desenvolvimento de registros informatizados compartilhados frente aos cuidados sociais que a informação proporciona; (ii voltados ao potencial colaborativo da web atual, apontando tendência de personalização da recuperação da informação através de da exploram a linguagem natural; (iii utilizando a legislação que regula os direitos autorais e livre acesso informacional; (iv visando atributos da educação a partir do usos de recursos web 2.0. c As competências informacionais: (i focadas em conhecimento, habilidades e atitudes. Incluindo; (ii as práticas de gestão da informação em Unidades de Informação; (iii o uso de sistemas de gerenciamento de direitos autorais em arquivos digitais, focando sua aplicação em e-books, por meio do desenvolvimento dos sistemas de DRM, e; (iv a terapia informacional como objeto de estudo da Ciência da Informação, com foco de perspectiva e avaliação das características intrínsecas da fundamentação da área. A fechar este número, salientamos a multidisciplinaridade da área de Ciência da Informação e seu mosaico de entendimentos, visões, perspectivas e novos cenários possíveis, fato exposto e salientado dentro do curso de Biblioteconomia da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina nestes 40 anos. Parabéns a todos que o construíram, desenvolvem e dele participam! Desejamos a todos uma boa leitura. Adilson Luiz Pinto e Márcio Matias (editores

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    adopted for the optimal solution and the model is applied to a hypothetical ..... Unpublished PhD Thesis, Department of Statistics, University of Nigeria Nsukka. Uche, P. I., 1984: Some Control Measures for Markov Systems; Int. J. Math. Sci.