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  1. Guest Editorial: Special issue: Selected papers from NorCAS 2016, the 2nd Nordic

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    2017-01-01

    complex digital systems to advanced analog and mixed-mode circuits. For this Special Issue, the papers are selected among those dealing with analog and mixed-mode circuits and systems. More than 25 papers were presented in this field, and from these, 8 papers have been selected for the Special Issue...

  2. Editorial highlighting and highly cited papers

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    Antonoyiannakis, Manolis

    Editorial highlighting-the process whereby journal editors select, at the time of publication, a small subset of papers that are ostensibly of higher quality, importance or interest-is by now a widespread practice among major scientific journal publishers. Depending on the venue, and the extent to which editorial resources are invested in the process, highlighted papers appear as News & Views, Research Highlights, Perspectives, Editors' Choice, IOP Select, Editors' Summary, Spotlight on Optics, Editors' Picks, Viewpoints, Synopses, Editors' Suggestions, etc. Here, we look at the relation between highlighted papers and highly influential papers, which we define at two levels: having received enough citations to be among the (i) top few percent of their journal, and (ii) top 1% of all physics papers. Using multiple linear regression and multilevel regression modeling we examine the parameters associated with highly influential papers. We briefly comment on cause and effect relationships between citedness and highlighting of papers.

  3. EDITORIAL: Selected papers from the 19th International Colloquium on Magnetic Films and Surfaces

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    Miyazaki, T.; Inoue, J.

    2007-03-01

    The 19th International Colloquium on Magnetic Films and Surfaces (ICMFS 2006) was held on 14-18 August 2006 at the Sendai International Center in Sendai, Japan. The purpose of the Colloquium was to bring together scientists working on magnetic thin films and surfaces and to provide an opportunity for presentation and discussion of recent experimental and theoretical advances in the field. 285 scientists from 17 countries (Japan: 167, overseas: 118) participated in the Colloquium, as well as 6 family members. There were 56 oral and 178 poster presentations. The oral presentations consisted of 3 plenary talks, 23 invited talks and 30 contributed talks. The number of presentations by scientific category are as follows: Spin dependent transport: 43 Magnetic storage/memory: 9 Magnetization reversal and fast dynamics: 15 Spin injection and spin transfer torque: 26 Magnetic thin films and multilayers: 71 High spin polarization materials: 17 Hard and soft magnetic materials: 3 Magneto-optics: 5 Characterization techniques for thin films and surfaces: 7 Exchange coupling: 13 Micro- and nanopatterned magnetic structures: 18 Micromagnetic modelling: 2 One of the characteristics of the present Colloquium is an increase in the number of presentations in the field of spin-electronics, as seen above. This Cluster Issue of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics includes several important papers in this rapidly developing field. We believe that, in the future, the field of magnetic materials will maintain its popularity and, on top of that, other fields such as spintronics materials, materials related to life sciences and medicine and also materials related to the environment will be investigated further. The ICMFS Conference started in London in 1964, and is now one of the world-wide conferences on magnetism. The Colloquium has been held in Japan four times now: the previous ones being the 5th ICMFS in the Mount Fuji area, the 10th at Yokohama and the 17th at Kyoto, which was

  4. EDITORIAL: Nanotechnological selection Nanotechnological selection

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    Demming, Anna

    2013-01-01

    At the nanoscale measures can move from a mass-scale analogue calibration to counters of discrete units. The shift redefines the possible levels of control that can be achieved in a system if adequate selectivity can be imposed. As an example as ionic substances pass through nanoscale pores, the quantity of ions is low enough that the pore can contain either negative or positive ions. Yet precise control over this selectivity still raises difficulties. In this issue researchers address the challenge of how to regulate the ionic selectivity of negative and positive charges with the use of an external charge. The approach may be useful for controlling the behaviour, properties and chemical composition of liquids and has possible technical applications for nanofluidic field effect transistors [1]. Selectivity is a critical advantage in the administration of drugs. Nanoparticles functionalized with targeting moieties can allow delivery of anti-cancer drugs to tumour cells, whilst avoiding healthy cells and hence reducing some of the debilitating side effects of cancer treatments [2]. Researchers in Belarus and the US developed a new theranostic approach—combining therapy and diagnosis—to support the evident benefits of cellular selectivity that can be achieved when nanoparticles are applied in medicine [3]. Their process uses nanobubbles of photothermal vapour, referred to as plasmonic nanobubbles, generated by plasmonic excitations in gold nanoparticles conjugated to diagnosis-specific antibodies. The intracellular plasmonic nanobubbles are controlled by laser fluence so that the response can be tuned in individual living cells. Lower fluence allows non-invasive high-sensitive imaging for diagnosis and higher fluence can disrupt the cellular membrane for treatments. The selective response of carbon nanotubes to different gases has leant them to be used within various different types of sensors, as summarized in a review by researchers at the University of

  5. EDITORIAL: Selected Papers from RIAO/OPTILAS 2007 (Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, 21 26 October 2007)

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    Wetter, Niklaus; Frejlich, Jaime

    2008-10-01

    This special issue contains papers presented at the 6th Ibero-American Conference on Optics and the 9th Latin-American Meeting on Optics, Lasers and Applications (RIAO/OPTILAS'07) that was held in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, 21-26 October 2007. The RIAO/OPTILAS conferences are held every three years in Latino-American and Iberian countries and focus on senior and young researchers as well as students working in all areas of optics, mainly in these countries, but warmly welcoming participants from all over the world. The RIAO/OPTILAS'07 conference followed the one held in Venezuela in 2004 and precedes the next one already arranged to be held in Peru in 2010. The most active countries in the regions such as Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Colombia and Venezuela have registered a large number of participants but other countries in the regions such as Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru, Portugal and Uruguay have also sent a representative number of participants. About 7% of the registered participants came from Europe, the USA and the Middle East. It was very stimulating to realize that about 44% of the accepted registered participants were students. An international committee was in charge of selecting the best student posters and ten students were awarded with prizes offered by organizations (SPIE, Wiley & Sons) and individuals. There were 7 plenary invited talks given by high quality researchers from Argentina, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico and Ukraine and 12 invited contributions from Brazil, Finland, Italy, Spain, UK and Uruguay. The Book of Abstracts recorded 471 communications divided into 15 different topics with 160 oral communications in three parallel sessions and 311 posters in two special sessions. We are particularly grateful to SPIE, OSA and ICTP who have provided us with important financial support mainly devoted to supporting the participation of students in this conference. We also acknowledge financial and organizational support from Brazilian federal

  6. Selected papers

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    Elgot, Calvin C

    1982-01-01

    Cal Elgot was a very serious and thoughtful researcher, who with great determi­ nation attempted to find basic explanations for certain mathematical phenomena­ as the selection of papers in this volume well illustrate. His approach was, for the most part, rather finitist and constructivist, and he was inevitably drawn to studies of the process of computation. It seems to me that his early work on decision problems relating automata and logic, starting with his thesis under Roger Lyndon and continuing with joint work with Biichi, Wright, Copi, Rutledge, Mezei, and then later with Rabin, set the stage for his attack on the theory of computation through the abstract treatment of the notion of a machine. This is also apparent in his joint work with A. Robinson reproduced here and in his joint papers with John Shepherdson. Of course in the light of subsequent work on decision problems by Biichi, Rabin, Shelah, and many, many others, the subject has been placed on a completely different plane from what it was whe...

  7. EDITORIAL: Selected papers from the 22nd MicroMechanics and Microsystems Europe Workshop (MME 2011) Selected papers from the 22nd MicroMechanics and Microsystems Europe Workshop (MME 2011)

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    Ohlckers, Per

    2012-07-01

    three-axis gyroscopes as the most recent 'killer' application. Regardless of application, low cost, high performance and high reliability seem to give us the winning hand leaving competing technology platforms in the dust, for instance in automotive applications. First, I would like to thank the authors of the selected papers for each of their individual excellent contributions. My gratitude also goes to my fellow members in the programme committee (Leon Abelmann, Marin Hill and Martin Hoffmann) for their devotion in the selection of invited speakers and submitted papers, as well as the anonymous JMM reviewers for their careful selection of the final 13 papers included here. Last, but not least, it has been an honour and pleasure for me to collaborate with the editorial staff of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, with the selected best papers presented at MME 2011 included in this special section. This collaboration will continue also for MME 2012, and hopefully also for many future MME workshops. References [1] Morante J R 1997 Preface J. Micromech. Microeng. 7 [2] Evans A G R 1998 Preface J. Micromech. Microeng. 8 [3] Ohlckers P 1999 Introduction J. Micromech. Microeng. 9 [4] Bosseboeuf A 2000 Editorial J. Micromech. Microeng. 10 [5] Hill M 2002 Preface J. Micromech. Microeng. 12 [6] Dascalu D and Muller A 2003 Preface J. Micromech. Microeng. 13 [7] Wolffenbuttel R F 2004 14th Micromechanics Europe Workshop (MME 2003) J. Micromech. Microeng. 14 [8] Puers R 2005 15th European Workshop on Micromechanics (MME 2004) J. Micromech. Microeng. 15 [9] Enoksson P 2006 16th European Workshop on Micromechanics (MME 2005) J. Micromech. Microeng. 16 [10] Morgan H 2007 The 17th European Workshop on Micromechanics (MME 2006) J. Micromech. Microeng. 17 [11] Correia J H 2008 The 18th European Workshop on Micromechanics (MME 2007) J. Micromech. Microeng. 18 060201 [12] Schnakenberg U 2009 The 19th MicroMechanics Europe Workshop (MME 2008) J. Micromech. Microeng. 19 070201

  8. 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

  9. Editorial

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

    2005-01-01

    least a year. We hope that this offer will focus more attention on these papers, selected by the editorial board for their wide interest and quality. You will also find on this portal useful information for authors and a direct access to the electronic submission procedures. We look forward to receiving your suggestions for the continued improvement of this important part of the journal. We also think it is necessary to clearly describe, below, our editorial procedures (refereeing, appeals, ethical problems...). The fairness and celerity of the paper handling process are essential components in a journal's image. We hope that our readers and authors will be convinced by the arguments and statistics presented below that EPJ D is worthy of their trust. We are of course also open to suggestions to improve these procedures. As a final word, we would like to thank warmly those members of the editorial board whose term came to its end in 2004: P. Cahuzac, H. Haberland, G. Lampis, A. Politi, F. Romanelli, R. Weinkauf. They devoted considerable efforts for the continued improvement of the journal. We hope they will continue to help us with their advice and support the journal by their scientific production. May we conclude by offering you our best wishes for a happy and productive New World Year of Physics?

  10. Editorial

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    denise

    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 ...

  11. 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

  12. Editorial

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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.

  13. EDITORIAL: Special section: Selected papers from the Third European Workshop on Monte Carlo Treatment Planning (MCTP2012) Special section: Selected papers from the Third European Workshop on Monte Carlo Treatment Planning (MCTP2012)

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    Spezi, Emiliano; Leal, Antonio

    2013-04-01

    The Third European Workshop on Monte Carlo Treatment Planning (MCTP2012) was held from 15-18 May, 2012 in Seville, Spain. The event was organized by the Universidad de Sevilla with the support of the European Workgroup on Monte Carlo Treatment Planning (EWG-MCTP). MCTP2012 followed two successful meetings, one held in Ghent (Belgium) in 2006 (Reynaert 2007) and one in Cardiff (UK) in 2009 (Spezi 2010). The recurrence of these workshops together with successful events held in parallel by McGill University in Montreal (Seuntjens et al 2012), show consolidated interest from the scientific community in Monte Carlo (MC) treatment planning. The workshop was attended by a total of 90 participants, mainly coming from a medical physics background. A total of 48 oral presentations and 15 posters were delivered in specific scientific sessions including dosimetry, code development, imaging, modelling of photon and electron radiation transport, external beam radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, brachitherapy and hadrontherapy. A copy of the programme is available on the workshop's website (www.mctp2012.com). In this special section of Physics in Medicine and Biology we report six papers that were selected following the journal's rigorous peer review procedure. These papers actually provide a good cross section of the areas of application of MC in treatment planning that were discussed at MCTP2012. Czarnecki and Zink (2013) and Wagner et al (2013) present the results of their work in small field dosimetry. Czarnecki and Zink (2013) studied field size and detector dependent correction factors for diodes and ion chambers within a clinical 6MV photon beam generated by a Siemens linear accelerator. Their modelling work based on the BEAMnrc/EGSnrc codes and experimental measurements revealed that unshielded diodes were the best choice for small field dosimetry because of their independence from the electron beam spot size and correction factor close to unity. Wagner et al (2013

  14. 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....

  15. Editorial

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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

  16. Editorial

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    Østergaard, Poul Alberg; Duic, Neven

    2016-01-01

    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...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Editorial

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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....

  19. 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

  20. EDITORIAL: Special section: Selected papers from OMS'05, the 1st Topical Meeting of the European Optical Society on Optical Microsystems (OMS)

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    Rendina, Ivo; Fazio, Eugenio; Ferraro, Pietro

    2006-07-01

    move forward separately. Thus, we wanted the meeting to encourage the cross-fertilization of ideas of all the people involved and active in the areas of optics, photonics, microelectronics and materials, by gathering together theoreticians, experimentalists and those interested in industrial applications. For these reasons the conference programme focused on fundamental as well as more applied topics. Photonic crystals, non-linear and quantum optics in micro-devices, nanophotonic-based devices, silicon-based optoelectronics and MOEMS, microsensors, biochips and the new characterization methods for materials and devices were among the hot topics of the conference. Special emphasis was also given to industrial applications and to technologies enabling the production of microsytems and their sub-components. In this special section of Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, a series of interesting papers has been collected, reporting progress in the different aspects of microsystems design, production, characterization and testing. The papers embrace most of the various topics that were debated during the conference. We hope that these papers will not only report the most up-to-date research progress made in this field, but will also involve and stimulate everyone working in these areas to continue in the effort of developing more and better optical microsystems in the future. We would like to thank all the members of the Scientific and Industrial Committees for the high scientific content of the meeting and the European Optical Society for its support of the conference organization.

  1. Editorial

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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!

  2. Editorial

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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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    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

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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.

  5. Quantum interaction. Selected papers

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    Atmanspacher, Harald [Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule, Zurich (Switzerland); Haven, Emmanuel [Leicester Univ. (United Kingdom). School of Management; Kitto, Kirsty [Queensland Univ. of Technology, Brisbane, QLD (Australia); Raine, Derek (ed.) [Leicester Univ. (United Kingdom). Centre for Interdisciplinary Science

    2014-07-01

    This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Quantum Interaction, QI 2013, held in Leicester, UK, in July 2013. The 31 papers presented in this book were carefully selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover various topics on quantum interaction and revolve around four themes: information processing/retrieval/semantic representation and logic; cognition and decision making; finance/economics and social structures and biological systems.

  6. Quantum interaction. Selected papers

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    Atmanspacher, Harald; Haven, Emmanuel; Raine, Derek

    2014-01-01

    This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Quantum Interaction, QI 2013, held in Leicester, UK, in July 2013. The 31 papers presented in this book were carefully selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover various topics on quantum interaction and revolve around four themes: information processing/retrieval/semantic representation and logic; cognition and decision making; finance/economics and social structures and biological systems.

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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

  8. EDITORIAL: Selected papers from the 11th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2011) Selected papers from the 11th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2011)

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    Cho, Young-Ho

    2012-09-01

    This special section of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering features papers selected from the 11th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2011), held at Sejong Hotel in Seoul, Korea during 15-18 November 2011. Since the first PowerMEMS workshop held in Sendai, Japan in 2000, the workshop has developed as the premier forum for reporting research results in micro and nanotechnology for power generation, energy conversion, harvesting and processing applications, including in-depth technical issues on nanostructures and materials for small-scale high-density energy and thermal management. Potential PowerMEMS applications cover not only portable power devices for consumer electronics and remote sensors, but also micro engines, impulsive thrusters and fuel cells for systems ranging from the nanometer to the millimeter scale. The 2011 technical program consists of 1 plenary talk, 4 invited talks and 118 contributed presentations. The 48 oral and 70 poster presentations, selected by 27 Technical Program Committee Members from 131 submitted abstracts, have stimulated lively discussion maximizing the interaction between participants. Among them, this special section includes 9 papers covering micro-scale power generators, energy converters, harvesters, thrusters and thermal coolers. Finally, we are grateful to the members of the International Steering Committee, the Technical Program Committee, and the Local Organizing Committee for their efforts and contributions to PowerMEMS 2011. We also thank the two companies Samsung Electro-Mechanics and LG Elite for technical tour arrangements. Special thanks go to Dr Ian Forbes, the editorial staff of the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, as well as to the staff of IOP Publishing for making this special section possible.

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    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.

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    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 ...

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    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.

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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.

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    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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    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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    2006-02-01

    operation for a few years on other IOP titles, such as Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, and has been very popular with both authors and referees. Although the tools have changed, the ethos of the review process remains the same and my role as Editor-in-Chief still encompasses the referee selection and management of the peer review on individual articles, working closely with the PSST editorial team in Bristol. I continue to see all referee reports and articles and work closely with the PSST Editorial Board, who provide support and advice when called upon - many thanks to all the Board members for their input! We would welcome any feedback you have on the new system and we would like to thank you for your patience as the old system runs down. We look forward to working with you to achieve these aims and I would like to wish you all success in 2006.

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    Gaskill, Jack D.

    1989-09-01

    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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    Gabriel Jacobs

    1998-12-01

    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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    Markus Dettenhofer

    2014-06-01

    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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    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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    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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    AHM Zahirul Alam

    2018-06-01

    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

    2012-10-01

    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

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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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    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

    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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    Remco Veltkamp

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    Full Text Available I am very pleased to introduce this special issue of IJSG, which is  dedicated to the Games and Learning Alliance Conference (GaLA Conf, that was held in Rome, December 2015. A number of the best conference papers were selected, and the authors were invited to extend their paper with at least one third new content, and to submit their paper to IJSG to undergo a regular review process. This issue contains five of these papers

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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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    Gusti Ayu Made Suartika

    2014-07-01

    gratefully thank for their participation. We hope that with your support, this journal will achieve its mission to be a medium for communication for new thoughts and study findings in the area of the built environment. Our editorial board includes experts in a variety of fields dealing with the built environment, individuals who have attained great respect in their diverse disciplines, including architecture, urban planning, urban design, political economy, sociology, sustainability, anthropology and history. This first Volume and first issue is opened by Professor Cuthbert who is a distinguished Visiting Professor at our University (Guru Besar Tamu, whose work has had international acclaim in the area of urban design. His article personifies many of the above qualities by offering a new theoretical framework for urban design from within the realm of social theory that he suggests can replace aesthetic and ‘cultural’ interpretations of architecture. This is followed by the second article written by Ni Made Dhina Avianthi Irawan, a civil servant of Ministry of Public Works, Department of Building and Environment in Bali. Dhina discusses the development of Blahkiuh image based on observers experiences and perception. Blahkiuh is classified as a city of class IV status in Bali. The third paper is authored by Ni Made Emmi Nutrisia Dewi, an academic of the Design Institute of Bali. Emmi’s article studies the use of communal spaces of Pedungan Village (Denpasar, and the changes and factors behind them. The fourth article is written by I Made Wirata, a professional architect, and Ngakan Putu Sueca (Professor in the Department of Architecture, Udayana University. It discusses concepts behind the Sasak houses of Segenter Village, North of Lombok. The uniqueness of these settlements is the layout of spaces that relies heavily on the placement of doors and the bale sakanem (building with six structural columns. The fifth article is authored by Dinar Sukma Pramesti, a professional

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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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    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

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    Al-Sheikhly, Mohamad; Varca, Gustavo H. C.

    2018-02-01

    We are very proud and delighted to introduce this special issue of Radiation Physics and Chemistry (RPC). It is indeed the fruit of an outstanding, collective effort by radiation chemists and physicists, as well as radiation processing and nuclear engineers, who presented their research at the 18th International Meeting of Radiation Processing (IMRP) 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. This valuable issue covers a wide range of reported new results in the field of radiation chemistry, physics, and processing. Eminent scientists carefully selected these invited papers, followed by a thorough reviewing process. This issue presents the selected sixteen invited papers. These papers cover fundamental radiation chemistry mechanisms and kinetics, radiation-induced polymerization and kinetics, radiation effects on synthetic and natural polymers, radiation processing control and quality assurances, radiation-induced preservation of food, radiation sterilization, radiation dosimetry, and radiation synthesis of various fabrics for remediation of nuclear isotopes such as cesium.

  2. Quantum Entanglements: Selected Papers

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    Giannetto, E

    2005-01-01

    This book is a sort of tribute to Rob Clifton (1964-2002), Associate Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, philosopher of physics and editor of the journal Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, who tragically died of cancer. It contains fourteen papers by Clifton, for the most part written in collaboration with other authors (Jeffrey Bub (2), Sheldon Goldstein, Michael Dickson, Hans Halvorson (6), Adrian Kent (2)), published between 1995 and 2002. The choice of papers made by the editors is very impressive. They concern the foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. Among the issues discussed are the modal interpretations of quantum mechanics, the problems of hidden variables theories, non-locality, Bell's inequality, the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox, Lorentz invariance, de-coherence, non-contextuality, complementarity, entanglement and quantum information. A consequence of such investigations is that non-separability is a more complex issue than violation of Bell's inequality. Apart from the perspective one can follow-whether one agrees or not with Clifton-these papers are effective contributions to an understanding of the problems involved in the foundations of quantum mechanics. The most interesting parts, in my opinion, are related to the extension of the discussion of foundational problems to quantum field theory: on the algebraic approach, and on the twin concepts of particle and vacuum. Non-locality appears to be 'worse' in relativistic quantum field theory than in non-relativistic quantum mechanics. All the papers deal with relevant epistemological and even historical aspects of quantum mechanics interpretations, but all the issues are discussed from a technical, logical and mathematical approach. A complete bibliography of Clifton's papers is given at the end of the volume. (book review)

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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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    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

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    Ruiz Calderón, Humberto

    2006-01-01

    : 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

    2007-01-01

    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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    Jana Dlouhá

    2013-09-01

    on our experience from this period, we will decide whether to publish articles based on language (Czech/Slovak vs. English or whether to produce bilingual (possibly thematic issues in the future instead. But for now, in this first 2013 English-only issue, you can read about: 1 An evaluation of an interactive exhibition for secondary education students, focusing on global problems and consumer responsibility by Jan Činčera. The author comes to an interesting conclusion: even if the exhibition was successful in terms of involving students and increasing their awareness of the problems, it was evaluated as being manipulative by some students while some of the others experienced a feeling of hopelessness. Modification of the exhibition and related activities is proposed in the article. 2 Educational aspects of Environmental Economics – a course taught at the University of Economics in Prague for environmentally as well as non-environmentally oriented specialisations – are explored by Petr Šauer and Martin Zahradník. The focus of attention of their research is especially on what aspects of the course the students valued, what benefits they got from the course, how they managed the information resources and what role this played with regards to students’ concern for environmental issues. The authors come to the conclusion that the students clustered as both ‘environmentalists’ and ‘non-environmentalists’ (or even ‘anti-environmentalists’ advocate environmental economics as a beneficial part of the curriculum. 3 Intergenerational differences in personal relationships to nature are examined by Markéta Vacínová and Tomáš Matějček. They concentrate their research on pupils and their parents on selected aspects of their personal relationship to nature. They discover certain differences between these two groups of respondents in feeling a need to be in the countryside: while parents prefer more "classic" or "traditional" pursuits, the students

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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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    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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    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

  13. Selected working papers

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    2002-01-01

    The following working papers are included in this report: WP 2002-2, Dictionary Restructuring; WP-2002-4, Page numbers for REFERENCE (CP-C/285); WP-2002-5, Correlation quantities; WP 2002-8, Proposed data heading EN-CM-TOT (memo CP-A/121); WP 2002-9, Proposed high energy quantities (memo CP-A/123); WP 2002-11, Use of nuclide codes in SF 7 (memo CP-C/302); WP 2002-12, Redundant coding, new data heading PART-OUT; WP 2002-16, Zeros in error field (CP-C/306); WP 2002-17, Multiple appearance of the first Reference in EXFOR; WP 2002-18 + Add., EXFOR master file comparisons; WP 2002-19, Measures of Security at the NDS Open Area for EXFOR; WP 2002-20, New and revised entries received at NDS; WP 2002-21, EXFOR transmissions (NNDC); WP 2002-22, CINDA statistics (NNDC); WP 2002-24, CINDA batch exchange information (NDS); WP 2002-25, Journal coverage for CINDA; WP 2002-26, EXFOR-relational as multi-platform database (V. Zerkin); WP 2002-27, Completeness of EXFOR compil. as indexed by CINDA; WP 2002-28, Future NRDC Cooperation on CINDA: see Appendix 9; WP 2002-31, Development of Web Editor for Charged-Particle Nuclear Reaction Data (N. Otuka, H. Noto, A. Ohnishi, K. Kato). The following other papers, or the memos of which they consist, are available from the IAEA Nuclear Data Section: WP 2002-1, Actions of previous meetings (2002, 2001) see INDC(NDS)-427, pp.20-26, and INDC(NDS)-418, pp.26-31; WP 2002-3, Units for particle and product yields: see memos CP-C/294, 286; WP 2002-6, 4-momentum transfer and mom.distr.data: see memos CP-C/295 and CP-D/330; WP 2002-7, Several 'straightforward' new quantities: see memos CP-/C-291, 298 and CP-A/118; WP 2002-10, Quantities proposed by JCPRG (see memos DP-D/337, CP-E/004, 003); WP 2002-13, Clarifications on Product Yields and Thick Target Yields (see memo CP-D/332); WP 2002-14, Clarifications on Polarization quantities (see memo CP-D/320); WP 2002-15, New Legendre polynomial modifier proposed (see CP-C/305); WP 2002-23, see memo 4C-4

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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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    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

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    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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    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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    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.

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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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    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.

  4. EDITORIAL: Artificial Muscles: Selected papers from the 5th World Congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio (Osaka, Japan, 25-27 November 2009) Artificial Muscles: Selected papers from the 5th World Congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio (Osaka, Japan, 25-27 November 2009)

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    Shahinpoor, Mohsen

    2011-12-01

    The 5th World Congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio and the 4th International Conference on Artificial Muscles were held in Osaka, Japan, 23-27 November 2009. This special section of Smart Materials and Structures is devoted to a selected number of research papers presented at this international conference and congress. Of the 76 or so papers presented at the conference, only 10 papers were finally selected, reviewed and accepted for this special section, following the regular reviewing procedures of the journal. This special section is focused on polymeric artificial muscles, electroactive polymers, multifunctional nanocomposites and their applications. In particular, an electromechanical model for self-sensing ionic polymer-metal composite actuating devices with patterned surface electrodes is presented which discusses the concept of creating self-sensing ionic polymer-metal composite (IPMC) actuating devices with patterned surface electrodes where actuator and sensor elements are separated by a grounded shielding electrode. Eventually, an electromechanical model of the device is also proposed and validated. Following that, there is broad coverage of polytetrahydrofurane-polyethylene oxide-PEDOT conducting interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs) for high speed actuators. The conducting polymer (poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)) is incorporated within the IPNs, which are synthesized from polyethylene oxide (PEO)/polytetrahydrofurane (PTHF) networks. PEO/PTHF IPNs are prepared using poly(ethylene glycol) methacrylate and dimethacrylate and hydroxythelechelic PTHF as starting materials. The conducting IPN actuators are prepared by oxidative polymerization of 3,4-ethylenedioxithiophene (EDOT) using FeCl3 as an oxidizing agent within the PEO/PTHF IPN host matrix. Subsequently, giant and reversible magnetorheology of carrageenan/iron oxide magnetic gels are discussed and the effect of magnetic fields on the viscoelastic properties

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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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    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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    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

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    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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    The Editors

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    Full Text Available This Special Issue of Higher Learning Research Communications is dedicated to selected papers from the 4th International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL, held in Bangkok during November 13-15, 2013. The papers reflect the exciting changes occurring in ASEAN countries, especially in Higher Education. As the 21st century brings about new social changes and economic challenges, many Higher Education institutions seek to prepare students to face a constantly changing and globalized world. In that regard, the papers selected reflect how some Higher Education institutions are preparing to achieve this goal: internationalizing their curricula and incorporating technology into the classrooms. The first three papers deal with the concept of internationalization in Higher Education. Internationalization can be seen from two different perspectives: first, from foreign students crossing borders in order to look for educational and professional opportunities and, second, from local students seeking to acquire the necessary skills to succeed in a globalized world. With this in mind, Jeannin presents in her paper research conducted in order to determine how students perceive diversity in an international university in Thailand. Understanding how different students perceive diversity in multicultural and multilingual Higher Education settings can be a useful tool when trying to achieve internationalization. Billingham, Gragg, and Bentley, as well as Ling, offer specific cases of how academic institutions can achieve internationalization. Ling focuses on an important area in terms of globalization and internationalization: language acquisition in the postgraduate context. The importance of second language acquisition is evident in a globalized world, but research on language acquisition for professionals seeking postgraduate studies is limited. In this context, Ling’s study starts to fill a void in postgraduate Higher Education research by assessing

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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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    Thaís Zerbini

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    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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    Editorial Board

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    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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    Selçuk NAS

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    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

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    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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    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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    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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    Ana Cristina Fricke Matte

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    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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    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

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    Rodolfo Souza Cardoso

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    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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    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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    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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    Adilson Luiz Pinto

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Open Journal SystemsAjuda do sistemaUsuário Logado como:franfrida Meus periódicos Perfil Sair do sistemaIdiomaConteúdo da revista PesquisaProcurar Por Edição Por Autor Por título Outras revistasTamanho de fonteMake font size smaller Make font size default Make font size largerInformações Para leitores Para Autores Para BibliotecáriosEdição atual Logo AtomLogo RSS2Logo RSS1Palavras-chave Argentina Arquivologia Biblioteconomia Bibliotecário Brasil Ciência da Informação Ciência da informação Comunicação Científica Conhecimento Editorial Epistemologia Information Information Science Informação Librarian Library Science Objetos Virtuais de Aprendizagem Ontology Repositórios Acesso Aberto Semiotics SemióticaFerramentas de artigosImprimir artigoExibir metadadosComo citar este documentoEncontrando referênciasPolítica de AvaliaçãoEnviar artigo via e-mailE-mail ao autorItens relacionadosExibir todos Capa Sobre Página do usuário Pesquisa Atual Anteriores Notícias Resumos de teses UFSC Portal CIN DOAJ LATINDEX OAISTER Sumários.org REDALyC Estatísticas Portal de Periódicos UFSCCapa > v. 16, n. 32 (2011 > PintoEditorial 10.5007/1518-2924.2011v16n32piAdilson Luiz Pinto, Márcio MatiasResumoPrezados 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

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2016-04-01

    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

  7. Selected papers on classical analysis

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    2001-01-01

    This volume contains papers that originally appeared in Japanese in the journal Sūgaku. Ordinarily the papers would appear in the AMS translation of that journal, but to expedite publication, the Society has chosen to publish them as a volume of selected papers. The papers here are in the general area of mathematical analysis as it pertains to free probability theory.

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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

  9. Editorial to: Six papers on Dynamic Statistical Models

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    statistical methodology and theory for large and complex data sets that included biostatisticians and mathematical statisticians from three faculties at the University of Copenhagen. The satellite meeting took place August 17–19, 2011. Its purpose was to bring together researchers in statistics and related......The following six papers are based on invited lectures at the satellite meeting held at the University of Copenhagen before the 58th World Statistics Congress of the International Statistical Institute in Dublin in 2011. At the invitation of the Bernoulli Society, the satellite meeting...... was organized around the theme “Dynamic Statistical Models” as a part of the Program of Excellence at the University of Copenhagen on “Statistical methods for complex and high dimensional models” (http://statistics.ku.dk/). The Excellence Program in Statistics was a research project to develop and investigate...

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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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    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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    Mirosław Pawlak

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Starting a new journal is never easy and this also holds true for Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching. The first question that should be posed when the idea is conceived is whether there is demand for such a journal in the community and the distinctive features that will make it distinguishable from or perhaps even superior to other publications already in existence. The second challenge is convincing eminent scholars to agree to become part of the project, which is a fundamental issue for any journal which aspires to achieve some degree of prominence. Yet another problem is finding authors that will be willing to submit their work to the journal, thus ensuring that there is no risk that sooner or later it may run out of papers to publish. These should be not only big names who have already established themselves in the field and whose contributions will induce others to write for the journal, but also less known scholars both from Poland and across the world, as in the end it is the latter who will be the main contributors to the journal. There is also the question of quality, which involves careful screening and selection of papers, which may not be easy when the number of submissions is not high. It is also related to finding reviewers who are recognized experts in particular areas, a task that is becoming more and more difficult in the light of the fact that such scientific enterprises have been mushrooming in recent years. Moreover, it is necessary to satisfy the requirements of the national authorities charged with the responsibility of ensuring high quality of academic research, which is in itself a major challenge because these requirements are in a constant state of flux. There are also all the doubts and uncertainties concerning the layout, the style sheet and also the cover, technicalities it might seem, but in reality things that might to some extent affect the reception of the publication. Last but not least, there is a

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    2014-03-01

    to complete a degree. Maxwell N. Kwenda investigated one of these aspects by trying to track and explain college credit completion in freshmen students. His results suggest high school academic performance, GPA, and college entrance exams can indeed predict academic success, which is why it is important to engage potential college students before they graduate from high school. This tenth issue of HLRC also features selected papers presented at the X Jornadas Internacionales de Innovación Universitaria [X International Conference on Innovation in Higher Education], celebrated by the Universidad Europea de Madrid, in Spain. The aim of the Jornadas is to promote research and ground-breaking teaching proposals in higher education. The selected papers reflect current pedagogic trends and incorporate innovative teaching strategies to engage college students and promote cross-sectional competences. Among the proposals, supporting research activities among students, promoting content and language integrated learning among faculty, providing practical experiences and cooperation in communication and audiovisual programs, student tutoring, taking into account the students emotional intelligence, and even using advanced computer software to provide International Relations students with the change to manage a transition to democracy from an authoritarian regime stand out.

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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

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    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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Christiane Schnell

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Professionalism undergoing change is discussed from different theoretical standpoints within this special issue. Christiane Schnell explains the background of this selection from the German sociology of professions debate.

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    tabolism, newborn care, non communicable diseases and health systems. We have ... Chlamydia and infertility?[25] Or what is the basis of selection of first and .... dysfunction in children with rheumatic heart disease seen at Uganda Heart In-.

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    Ugur Demiray

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    integration framework. The 6th article from Iran. It has written on Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Corrective Feedback And The Correct Use Of Prepositions: Is It Really Effective? Written by Seyyed Behrooz HOSSEINI, from IAU Sought Tehran Branch, Faculty of Humanities Tehran. His study investigates the effectiveness of asynchronous computer-mediated corrective feedback-explicit and implicit, on increasing the correct use of prepositions.The 7th article is join study from USA and Zimbabwe. It is titled as “ICT Implementation Challenges And Strategies For Odl Institutions: The ZOU's National Centre Academic Staff Experiences”, written by Richard Tafara NENGE, from Calvin College, USA, Zvinaiye CHIMBADZWA and Tichaona MAPOLISA from Zimbabwe Open University. They highlighted some of the major challenges that Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU academic staff experiences in connection with Information Communication Technology (ICT implementation. It employed a qualitative paradigm rooted in a case study research design focusing on ZOU Academic Staff at the selected Faculties. The 8th article is experienced as a research and summarized for TOJDE by Ibrahim Umit YAPICI and Hasan AKBAYIN from Dicle University, Faculty of Education, Diyarbakir, Turkey, conducted on “High School Students’ Views On Blended Learning”. The purpose of this study is aimed to determine the high school students’ views on blended learning. As a result of the analysis of the scale, it was seen that their views were “highly” positive. The 9th article is from Nigeria and entiled as “The Use of E-Assessments in The Nigerian Higher Education System”, written by SIR, U. S. A. OSUJI from School Of Education, National Open University Of Nigeria. This paper paper looks at e-assessment as a global change in assessment, benefits of e-assessment, challenges, requirements and responsibilities. Next and 10th article is about “To Learn from Teachers At School, Ideal Teacher Or E-Learning Applications From The

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    Renzo Ramírez Bacca

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Las revistas colombianas categorizadas en el Índice Bibliográfico Nacional — IBN Publindex están ad portas de experimentar un nuevo proceso de medición que implicará una nueva categorización, la cual dependerá del número de citaciones que tengan los autores de los artículos publicados. Un reto diferente que implica nuevas estrategias de difusión, procesos de selección y revisión, y posiblemente de financiación. Hay retos que no serán fáciles de enfrentar. Uno de ellos, es conservar nuestra identidad como revista latinoamericana con el idioma castellano como principal herramienta de comunicación, en un escenario donde el inglés es el idioma franco de mayor impacto y comunicación de la comunidad científica internacional, y donde no pocos proyectos editoriales y autores son exigidos para comunicarse en dicho idioma en función del impacto de la citación de sus resultados en escala global. El otro reto es mantener nuestra identidad como revista de Historia Regional y Local, en otro escenario donde se propende por la fusión de las revistas disciplinares en las áreas de las ciencias sociales o humanidades, cuando éstas no parecen ser la prioridad en materia de políticas públicas y financiación de la investigación. Y, otro aspecto, tiene relación con el sostenimiento del mismo proyecto editorial en un contexto de presión orientado a la fusión de revistas en el ámbito nacional y la desfinanciación de las universidades públicas en el país. ¿Podemos sobrevivir a los embates de las políticas de indexación y homologación manteniendo nuestros criterios de calidad y excelencia académica, pero sosteniendo nuestra proyección en función del impacto de nuestras comunidades académicas y de historiadores? Es difícil saberlo en este momento, si bien nos tranquiza identificar el deber y compromiso cumplido con el gremio y la comunidad de investigadores de la disciplina en el ámbito nacional e internacional. HiSTOReLo ha

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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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    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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    ógica, cominuição, simulação, concentração gravítica, flotação, espessamento e briquetagem aplicado à agricultura. Externamos nossos agradecimentos aos novos integrantes do Conselho Editorial, os pesquisadores, Christos Roumpos (Technical University of Crete, Grécia, Francisco das Chagas Silva Sousa (Instituto Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil e Francisco Manoel dos Santos Garrido (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.  Que nos engradeça do espírito público para compartilhar conhecimentos e ampliar horizontes que fortaleça a política científica difundida neste periódico. Esta editoria expressa reconhecimento e agradecimento à comissão organizadora do XXVI ENTMME pela realização de um excelente evento, por disponibilizar espaço para divulgação do periódico e pelo acolhimento em Poços de Caldas. Aos autores e pareceristas ad hoc, a editoria agradece de forma especial a confiança neste periódico. Por fim, convido àqueles com interesse em Tecnologia Mineral a prospectar artigos de interesse. Boas Festas e um Sempre Feliz 2016!   Natal, 24 de dezembro de 2015.   Prof. José Yvan Pereira Leite

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    Ilan Avrichir

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    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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    2011-07-01

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    2006-09-01

    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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    world ... journal's strategic perspective of providing contributions that stimulate debate .... Nadkarni and Heyes' paper “Luxury consumption in tourism: The case ... by re-establishing the concepts of Tri Hita Karana and Karmaphala”, asserts that ...

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    The first issue of the journal Tourism and Hospitality Management for the year 2015 presents seven papers. Papers from this issue were written by seventeen authors and cover areas of e-tourism, nautical tourism, memorial and dark tourism, climate change and tourism adoption, CSR, innovations and tourism demand forecasting methods. Contributions to this issue were made by authors from Taiwan, Spain, Romania, Germany, Slovenia and Croatia.

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    use of poetry as a research tool, and the philosophical underpinnings ... In particular, metabletics pays attention to the similarities of ... past century, phenomenology has had a significant influence on a ... positing of the factical subject and Ricoeur's selective assimilation ... The present edition concludes with a review by Rex.

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    The frontispiece selected for this number is a photograph made during a visit by Leyden botanists to the nestor of Malaysian botany, Dr C.A. Backer, at Heemstede, who celebrated his 85th birthday, September 18, 1959. Though now almost confined to his room and his eyesight unfortunately no longer

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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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    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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    Y Kwon

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    Full Text Available This special issue, titled “Marine Applications of Composite Structures and Materials”, contains seven papers, which discuss diverse aspects of the interaction between composite structures and fluid medium. The research presented in the manuscripts was supported by the Solid Mechanics Program of US Office of Naval Research. The first four papers investigated the fluid-structure interaction with composite structure subjected different dynamic loading. The first paper, written by Y. W. Kwon and R. P Conner, investigated the dynamic response and progressive failure of laminated E-glass woven fabric composite when the composite is submerged in water. In particular, the authors compared the experimental results between the two environments, in air and in water, under the same impact loading conditions. The second paper, prepared by J. P. Dear and his co-workers, presented a full-scale air-blast impact on sandwich composite structures made of GFRP and CFRP. Both experimental and numerical studies were undertaken and their results were compared. A. Shukla and his colleagues prepared their paper which studied the fluidstructure interaction on the performance of composite structures under air-blast loading. They compared the blast response among different composite as well as metallic structures. The next paper was written by S. Avachat and M. Zhou. The paper investigated the effect of core density of sandwich composites on deformation and failure when subjected to underwater impulsive loading using an experimental technique. The fifth paper was written by C. Wang and V. Eliasson. They examined shock wave focusing in water inside convergent structures. They applied a high speed impact to produce a shock wave inside convergent structures filled with water and measured the shock wave propagation in the fluid and solid media. The last two papers examined the fluid-structure interaction with water slamming load. M. A. Battley and T. D. Allen investigated

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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

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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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    Irene Machado

    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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    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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    journal has been aimed at introducing, and in the process reflecting on, the papers .... the ego as “a multi-headed enigma”, Pulte delves deep into the domains of ego as ... A phenomenological approach to memory. In R. S. Valle & M. King ...

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    Tsai, Chuen-Jinn; Pui, David Y. H.

    2009-01-01

    An overview of the special issue of the Journal of Nanoparticle Research on Occupational and Environmental Health of nanotechnology is presented. Papers published in this special issue show considerable progress in understanding nanoparticle toxicity, monitoring, generation, dustiness, filtration, and applications of nanoparticles. More research is needed to ensure safe handling of nanomaterials as nanotechnology continues to develop at an incredible pace.

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    power and war are central to resolving the world's environmental problems. (The recent environmental fiasco of the Gulf War illustrates this point clearly.) His paper then traces the relatively limited perspective taken by environmental education in South Africa until recent years. However, the growing awareness of the.

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    Arithmetics and Economy. The cover plate was drawn by the editor himself and shows some parts of a dissected flower, the whole page measuring 20 by 15 cm. The flower thus analyzed was first boiled up and examined under water against a grid. This can be found on so-called millimetre paper, or be

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    their papers is a background culture of collaboration and both public and political participation in establishing ... into the workforce – both to promote mental health through community participation and to reduce the ... in the workforce and hence dependent on the state to support their survival. From an outsider perspective –.

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    Alison Brown

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The CLGF Research Colloquium, generously hosted by the Uganda Management Institute in Kamapala in May 2013, produced many outstanding papers, several of which are published in this issue. Our thanks to many of the staff and students of UMI, and to Lucy Slack and Gareth Wall from CLGF, who made the colloquium such a success.

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    The Editors

    2013-09-01

    Throughout the papers on this issue, the authors introduce thought pieces, case- studies, and research results highlighting how the internet technology and media has impacted and transformed the teaching and learning process.They also highlight how online tools can benefit and improve the higher education community, touching multiple aspects of our every day experiences, from accreditation, publishing, teaching, learning, and retention.

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    Fernando Mezadri

    2016-07-01

    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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    Rachel Parks

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available In late September 2006 around 20 postgraduates met in the Department of Archaeology, University of York for 'Gathering our Thoughts', the first meeting of the Mesolithic Postgraduate Research Forum. The aim was to provide an informal setting where postgraduates from over the U.K. and Ireland could meet and discuss their research. Over the course of the two days ten papers were given, six of which are now published within this themed issue of Internet Archaeology. (A full list of forum paper titles are listed in vol 18.1 2006 of Mesolithic Miscellany. To encourage discussion across varying methodological and theoretical approaches, the meeting specifically avoided a set theme. The following articles, however, do share common themes such as past human diet, the move from a Mesolithic to Neolithic way of life and the integration of archaeology within its landscape setting.

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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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    Alessandro De Gloria

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available I am proud to conclude also the fourth year of the International Journal of Serious Games with a new issue containing five excellent papers, that I will present in the following. The journal is constantly growing, thanks to the competence and the availability of a great community of authors, reviewers and readers, and this is the best basis for a proficuous new year 2018. 

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    2014-01-01

    Recent convictions of Australian citizens in China raises questions about whether different nationalities hold different views of what constitutes ethical and unethical business practices. The first three papers in this edition of the Journal explored issues for business ethics in different contexts. Segon and Booth conducted a survey of Australian managers to determine whether Australian businesses are as ethical and transparent as the Transparent International corruption index suggests.

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    Michał Głuszak

    2016-06-01

    As real estate and construction is not limited to purely financial and macroeconomic perspective, the current issue aims to address a range of contemporary research problems. While authors differ in theoretical and empirical approaches, the major link between most of the thematic papers published in this issue is the problem of perceptions, preferences and decision-making of different agents within broad real estate sector.

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    Michał Głuszak; Bartłomiej Marona

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    The main topic of the current issue is Real Estate and Construction Economics. The theme was not extensively addressed in any of previously published thematic issues, with the exception of few conceptual and original research papers (Trinkuniene & Trinkunas, 2014; Płaziak & Szymańska, 2014). According to Savills (2016), in 2015 the global value of real estate assets (i.e. residential, office, retail, industrial, and agricultural land) was higher than the value of equities, bonds and gold c...

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    Alan Vince

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    Full Text Available Time has passed extremely quickly in the Internet Archaeology office and it is difficult to believe that it is over six months since the publication of Issue One. Naturally enough, we have been very keen to find out how many people had read the journal, which parts they found good, which ones need rethinking, and so on. Very few readers have given detailed comments but we have thought carefully about all constructive criticism, so please don't be afraid of making your views known, either to the editors directly or through the intarch-interest mail list. In addition to the feedback we get through these means, which are essentially anecdotal, we also analyse the information given to us when users register. This is extremely useful and we are grateful to you for taking the time and for your honesty. All these data are covered in the UK by our Data Protection Act, and you can be sure that they are only ever used in the furtherance of the journal. I gave a paper on a preliminary analysis of this data, and the log files created automatically when users access Internet Archaeology, at the Computer Applications in Archaeology conference held in Birmingham, UK, in April 1997. This paper will be published in the conference proceedings. A longer version, linked to detailed tabulation of access figures by paper, origin and occupation of user will be published in Issue Three of Internet Archaeology.

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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

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    Roberto Mingucci

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Eight years after our  digital journal was created, a little examination is not anything strange: it is a check-up of the present conditions of the group that started the experience. Nor it is redundant to mention the perspective that the disciplinary group the magazine has always been dedicated to, is nowadays examining. The wish, the choice we pursued during these years in the different issues – broadening as much as possible the research’ horizon outlined by the selected contributions – and the opening to an increasingly wider and more international group of researcher, give today the impression they reached an important goal. But the challenge for a further growth is still on, in the circulation and in the quality of the works to be published. It is not an impossible challenge, being that the advent of digital technologies has not yet exhausted its potentiality to innovate and develop procedures and tools.

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    Mirosław Pawlak

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The present issue of Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching marks exactly three years of existence of the journal. On the one hand, this has not been a very easy time, mainly because of the fact that, as is the case with any startup publication, it has been extremely difficult to obtain papers that would satisfy the stringent criteria of high-quality academic research, with the effect that the rejection rate has been extremely high, and finding the right reviewers has also often constituted a major challenge. On the other hand, the three years have also witnessed the rise of SSLLT in the field, as we have been privileged to publish papers by prominent scholars in the area of second language acquisition, well-known researchers have consented to act in the capacity of editors of special issues of the journal, and eminent figures have also agreed to review many of the submissions we have received. Equally importantly, there has been increasing interest in the papers we publish, which is evidenced in the growing numbers of downloads and citations, a clear advantage of having both a printed and an online version, the latter of which is accessible to everyone free of charge. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have been involved in the production of the journal over these three years and have spent countless hours to make sure that the final product is each time up to standard. In particular, my sincere thanks go to assistants to the editor Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak, Jakub Bielak, Mariusz Kruk and Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, our typesetter Piotr Bajak, as well as the authors and anonymous reviewers. Had it not been for their attention to detail, dedication, hard work and support, SSLLT would surely not have gained the position in the field it enjoys today.

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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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    Gaskill, Jack D.

    1988-02-01

    After a year in which United States presidential candidates, supreme court nominees, and television evangelists offered confession after confession, I have begun to feel that by not confessing something, have not fulfilled my duties as Editor of Optical Engineering. As a result, even if it does rule out any future political aspirations I might have, I have decided that I must confess a shameful deed: I allowed myself to be "bought." That's right! In return for certain favors, I authorized the publication of a paper that otherwise might never have scattered any optical radiation to the eyes of the reader.

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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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    Paul Vincent Martin

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Because of the systemic connections between soils and many other issues, the attention that is actually paid to soil issues is far greater than is immediately apparent. In many countries, scientists, public servants and politicians are debating sequestration of carbon in soils, deforestation and other land management matters which impact the soil, the atmosphere and the human interests bound up in these.This special edition arose from a workshop held in Iceland in 2012, supported by the Australian Research Council and hosted by the Icelandic Soils Service. It brought together researchers and practitioners with expertise and interest in the human dimensions of natural resource governance. An aim was to generate fresh perspectives on how to govern human behaviour, to improve the sustainability and fairness of our use of the land. The team included experts and practitioners in soil issues, community engagement, psychology, sociology, economics, law and other disciplines from many countries. The papers in this special edition reflect issues that have also been canvassed in other investigations. These papers provide some different perspectives as well as reinforcing some common themes.

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    Burton, Mike

    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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    Alison Brown

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    Full Text Available This issue is published on the eve of the CLGF Research Colloquium, hosted by Ugandan Institute of Management on 13/14 May 2013 in Kampala, to launch the 2013 Commonwealth Local Government Conference. The theme − Developmental Local Government: Putting local government at the heart of development − ushers in some exciting new papers, covering issues of urban finance and development, strengthening local democracy, local economic development, and the crucial Post- 2015 agenda, which will be published in the next edition of CJLG. Our thanks to Rose Namara and Sylvester Kugonoza, coordinators at UIM, Philip Amis of the University of Birmingham, who chairs the CLGF research group, and Gareth Wall who organised the Colloquium.

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    Ramazan BAŞTÜRK

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    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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    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

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    Ugur Demiray

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Greetings Dear readers of TOJDE, TOJDE is appeared on your screen now as Volume 9, Number: 3. This is the third issue of the year 2008. In this issue is published 1 Note for Editor, 15 articles, already 2 book reviews and this time 27 authors from 11 different countries are placed. These published articles are from Australia, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Romania, SriLanka, Turkey and USA. Notes for Editor is arrived to TOJDE from Nigeria and written by E. C. IBARA. In his paper examines the processes leading to administration of face-to-face examination in distance education with focus on the National Open University of Nigeria. It highlighted some procedures such as test development, test administration and post test administration/award procedures. Quality management initiatives provide a feasible path for incorporating distance training, whether via the Internet, audio conferencing, video conferencing, or postal delivering methods. The first article of this issue is coming from USA, from Rachel D. ECHARD and Zane L. BERGE, on “Quality Management Builds Solid Etraining”. Their paper will explore the manifestations of quality management processes on sustaining distance training in a business environment. The Second article is “Conducting A Trial of Web Conferencing Software: Why, How, And Perceptions From The Coalface”, written by Shirley REUSHLE and Birgit LOCH from The University of Southern Queensland, Australia. This paper reports on the trial of web conferencing software conducted at a regional Australian university with a significant distance population. The paper shares preliminary findings, the views of participants and recommendations for future activity. To design and conduct the trial, an action research method was chosen because it is participative and grounded in experience, reflecting the context and objectives of the trial. The third article is from India. The third one is on “Distance Education In

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    Mirosław Pawlak

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    Full Text Available This first special thematic issue of Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching deals with the learning and teaching of grammar. This seems to be a very fitting topic given the fact that the role of this language subsystem in foreign language pedagogy has never ceased to be a source of considerable controversy and that the teaching of language forms has never been abandoned in the foreign language context. For one thing, even though there is now a broad consensus that teaching formal aspects of the target language is facilitative and may even be indispensable for gaining full mastery of that language, there is much less agreement as to how it should most beneficially proceed. In particular, there are heated debates, often fuelled by staunch allegiance to theoretical positions, concerning the models of grammar that should be adhered to in designing pedagogic intervention, the selection of structures to be taught, the choice of instructional techniques and procedures to be applied, the intensity and timing of instruction, or the nature of the syllabus that should be followed. The contribution of learning and teaching grammar becomes an even more important issue in the foreign language context where the teaching of language forms has always been part and parcel of instruction and the challenge is not to inject elements of focus of form into predominantly communicative activities, but, as Fotos (1998 so aptly put it, to shift the focus from forms to form, by attaching greater importance to meaning and message conveyance in the course of largely code-focused instruction. There is also the crucial question concerning the influence of mediating variables such as individual, linguistic and contextual factors, all of which, most likely in intricate and unpredictable combinations, determine the effects of teachers’ attempts to introduce and practice specific linguistic features and learners’ attempts to master them in terms of explicit and

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    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

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    Full Text Available The current issue of Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching brings together six contributions written by scholars from Poland and abroad which deal with a wide array of issues related to learning and teaching additional languages in different educational contexts. First, Weronika Szubko-Sitarek reports the findings of two experimental studies conducted within the lexical decision task paradigm which aimed to investigate the cognate facilitation effect in the process of recognizing words in a third language by Polish unbalanced trilinguals who, in addition to their mother tongue, were proficient in English and had variable command of German. In the next paper, Sane M. Yagi and Saleh Al-Salman make a strong case for the use of tracking software in writing pedagogy as a tool for providing invaluable insights into the process of composing texts, but also a method of stimulating reflection and promoting strategic learning. The research-based contributions by Ewa Waniek-Klimczak and Aleksandra Wach, in turn, shift the emphasis to sociolinguistic issues. The former presents the findings of a qualitative study which examined the acculturation patterns of three recent Polish immigrants to the United Kingdom, who were expert users of English, in relation to their formal and informal language learning experiences, while the latter uses questionnaire data obtained from a respectable sample of Polish-speaking English majors to shed light on their preferences concerning pronunciation norms based on the native-speaker model and the Lingua Franca Core. The last two papers included in this issue report the findings of studies exploring the role of anxiety in learning foreign language skills and subsystems. In the first of these, Christina Gkonou examines the interfaces between speaking and writing anxiety manifested by Greek learners of English as a foreign language in a private school setting and, in the second, Magdalena Szyszka taps the relationship

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    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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    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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    Alison Brown

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Climate change, sustainability, diversity, financial probity, gender and governance are profound and complex challenges facing local government today, and are all topics raised by the researchers and practitioners contributing to CJLG Issue 10. Cash-strapped local governments are required to deliver core services (‘roads, rates and rubbish’ as Heather Zeppel’s interviewee said, yet are increasingly required to embrace broad social inclusion and environmental concerns, as our contributors show. The five research papers in this issue touch at the heart of equity and democratic governance. The role of critical theory in delivering good practice is explored by Eris Schoburgh in her reflection on local government and local development, and her comparison of Trinidad & Tobago’s structured decentralisation and Jamaica’s communitarian approach. She dismisses the ‘leading laggard’ model where linked settlement economies sink or swim together, and the ‘learning region’ which maximise local synergies to promote economic growth, to propose a new ‘hybrid model’ of local growth that tackles on-going issues such as gender equality, the informal economy and the local commons.

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    Full Text Available This last 2011 issue of Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching brings together four papers dealing with the role of affective factors and different aspects of the knowledge of grammar. In the first of these, Adriana Biedroń reports the results of a study which explored the personality predictors of foreign language aptitude, adopting as a point of reference the Big Five model proposed by Costa and McCrae (1992 and using multiple regression to tap the impact of Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism. Subsequently, Małgorzata Baran-Łucarz investigates the relationship between perceived and actual levels of secondary school learners’ command of foreign language pronunciation and their level of classroom anxiety, drawing upon a combination of quantitative and qualitative data for this purpose. In the next contribution, Mojgan Rashtchi and Mahnaz Afzali seek to determine whether the use of activities aimed at raising the awareness of advanced learners of English of the features of spoken grammar aids their comprehension of real-life conversation, as well as to examine their attitudes towards such activities. Finally, Marcin Jaroszek describes the findings of a longitudinal study which focused on the use of conjunctions by advanced learners of English over a three-year period, investigated in relation to the reference level (i.e., native-speaker discourse and teacher talk in English as a foreign language classes, the type of exposure and instructional procedures.

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    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available This issue marks another step in our growth as an international journal devoted to entrepreneurship aspects. This thematic issue is titled Advancing Research in Entrepreneurship and consists of nine thematic articles and four nonthematic articles. Interest in entrepreneurship as a field of research does not seize to grow and flourish. Entrepreneurship research covers a very broad set of questions relating to a variety of academic disciplines. Much research still focuses on the heart of entrepreneurship to explain the logic and actions that underline entrepreneurial behaviour. Following Shane and Venkataraman (2000 ground setting paper, some authors claim the existing entrepreneurship research can be best split into two domains: exploration and exploitations of opportunity (Carlsson et al., 2013. In spite of immense progress made, entrepreneurship research still remains much polyphonic and emerging perspectives although have much in common with each other, have largely developed and evolved independently (Fisher, 2012. That is why constant exchange and cooperation between the international community of entrepreneurship scholars is important.

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    Knezovich, J; Brown, T; Buchholz, B; Finkel, B; Guilderson, T; Kashgarian, M; Nimz, G; Ognibene, T; Tumey, S; Vogel, J

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    The Tenth International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS-10) was held from September 5-10 at the University of California, Berkeley campus. The conference attracted 305 attendees from 26 countries who gave 144 platform presentations and presented a total of 170 posters. The conference opened with a special tribute to the late Roy Middleton, which was followed by a companion session on 'ion sourcery'. A plenary talk by Wally Broecker on his '53 years in the Radiocarbon Trenches', provided thought-provoking challenges to commonly accepted paradigms. A workshop on issues in the estimation of isotopic ratios and evaluations of activities from AMS measurements preceded the conference and a workshop on AMS in low-dose bioscience concluded it. Conference attendees had ample opportunity to sample local sights and mid-week excursions to the Napa Valley wine region and the Monterey Bay Aquarium were well attended. The social highlight of the conference was a dinner cruise on San Francisco Bay aboard the San Francisco Belle, which toured the bay on a clear evening and afforded spectacular views of the city front as well as the Bay and Golden Gate bridges. The proceedings of AMS-10 contain 140 peer-reviewed papers that detail recent developments in AMS technology and a broad range of scientific applications. The editors worked to ensure that these contributions represent original research that has not been published elsewhere. We are grateful to the many outside reviewers who provided thoughtful consideration and suggestions in their reviews of these manuscripts. The staff of the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory wishes to thank the many members of the international AMS community in allowing us to organize this conference. We are particularly grateful to the University of California's Toxic Substances Research Program, which provided key assistance with conference administration

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    2010-01-01

    total of 400 application form were sold and 178 applicants submitted to The Ministry of Information for the permission of the community radio set up, about 50 community radio station are expected to start soon in Bangladesh and then rest of the 66 station will get permission to start their CR station. Recently Bangladesh Government has approved the regulation of the community radio in Bangladesh.The first article is from Iran which on “Assessment Approaches In Virtual Learning”, written and sent by Azam RASTGOO and Yousef NAMVAR, from Islamic Azad University, Ardabil Branch, Iran. They mentioned in their article that today, the traditional assessment methods are not enough for measuring students’ ability. Internet and its technologies have a strong impact to change it and there are some new ways to measure students’ ability and knowledge. This article identifies some assessment methods and tools in online education and describes findings that show the importance of online assessment and online technologies. It also describes some advantages and disadvantages of new methods of assessment. Additionally this article review some valuable effects of using new methods such as e-portfolios, online self and peer-assessment in providing in time and good feedback for student, increasing students’ participation, improving students learning achievement and increasing their abilities in this area. The Second article is on “WBL To Promote Lifelong Learning Among Farmers From Developing Countries: Key Strategies”, written by Dr. Pradeep Kumar MISRA from Rohilkhand University, INDIA. He defens in his article of Web Based Learning (WBL can support us in this cause because world over it is increasingly recognized as a viable and learner-friendly approach. In this background, the present paper attempts to discuss about need and challenges of lifelong learning for farmers and proposes key strategies for providing Web based lifelong learning to farmers of developing countries

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available This special issue of Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems presents a selection of the scientific work conducted in recent years in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, associated with its agroecosystems, considering in a wide sense the term “ager” (field. Reviewing research carried out in a defined territory, such as a state, on its contrasting and sometimes complementary productive systems, allows us to visualize the topics on development by its scientific community frequently associated with the problems of a productive chain, the lack of sustainability, contamination affecting the regions and their living beings, the impacts of socioeconomic problems on food production and productivity. In this particular case livestock-related topics dealing with the yield of forages used for cattle grazing are revised, as well as epidemiological and animal-health aspects referring to the presence of paratuberculosis in goats and cryptosporidiosis in calves. As for agricultural aspects, biofertilization with rhizobacteria and mycorrhizal fungi in citrus is presented as an alternative to traditional fertilization; in the case of papaya, the integrated management of its pest mites as well as a participatory methodology to achieve its technological transfer are revised. In addition, the influence that human migration has on the change of land use in a mountain range community is presented, and the eating habits related with the potential practice of horticulture in peri-urban families from the subhumid tropics are revised. Some aquacultural elements are also included, such as the presence of parasitic microorganisms in the oyster depending on the season of the year, the cultivation of tilapia fry in water recirculation systems, basic studies on the genetic improvement of the crayfish, as well as the establishment of a hydroponic-aquaponic system where cultivation of basil and production of Malaysian prawn are combined. As for varied topics, the impact

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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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    Sarah Mercer

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The various papers that make up this special issue of Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching have emerged from the first Psychology in Language Learning (PLL conference, which took place in May 2014 at the University of Graz, Austria. We would like to open this special issue—the first of a series of two—by discussing that conference’s background, its focus, and its possible future in the hope that such a discussion will clarify our current aims and scope in this special issue. The original impetus for organising the conference came from a book that we, the editors of this special issue, were privileged to edit (Mercer, Ryan, & Williams, 2012. The rationale behind that book was to bring together different areas of language learning psychology within a single volume. The experience of working on the book in conjunction with so many distinguished scholars from around the world convinced us of the potential of an approach that emphasises the commonality between various strands of research that had previously been developing in isolation from each other. Many subareas of our field, such as motivation, autonomy, self, identity, strategy use, and beliefs, have existed as separate communities, with little exploration of the interplay and connections between these closely related areas. Our aim in organising the 2014 conference was to build on the momentum of the book by creating a shared space that would facilitate exchange, and providing opportunities to explore and expand upon how these different areas are interlinked. A secondary aim was to reinterpret the word psychology within the context of foreign language education. For so long, psychology has been closely associated with cognitive processes in second language acquisition and with psycholinguistics, but in our book, the conference, and in this special issue, we are seeking to specifically foreground social and educational psychology themes. Language learning is primarily a social

  4. Quantum interaction. Revised selected papers

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    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Quantum Interaction, QI 2011, held in Aberdeen, UK, in June 2011. The 26 revised full papers and 6 revised poster papers, presented together with 1 tutorial and 1 invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers show the cross-disciplinary nature of quantum interaction covering topics such as computation, cognition, mechanics, social interaction, semantic space and information representation and retrieval. (orig.)

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    2011-01-01

    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Quantum Interaction, QI 2011, held in Aberdeen, UK, in June 2011. The 26 revised full papers and 6 revised poster papers, presented together with 1 tutorial and 1 invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers show the cross-disciplinary nature of quantum interaction covering topics such as computation, cognition, mechanics, social interaction, semantic space and information representation and retrieval. (orig.)

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    Pontificia Università Lateranense, Italy, professor of the Philosophy Department, both professors of the Interdisciplinary Doctorate in Human Sciences at the UFSC, evidence and discuss the impediments faced by the Brazilian public university in its relation with the Brazilian society as well as in its internal relations, insisting both on the necessity to fortify the merit and the academic excellence, and on the connection between a national project and the university project. Not only do we expect that the published papers represent good results of inquiries already accomplished, but also that they serve as an invitation for an increasing promotion of an interdisciplinary attitude in the Brazilian university life. Selvino Assmann e Silmara Cimbalista Editors

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    This volume presents some of the most influential papers published by Rabi N. Bhattacharya, along with commentaries from international experts, demonstrating his knowledge, insight, and influence in the field of probability and its applications. For more than three decades, Bhattacharya has made significant contributions in areas ranging from theoretical statistics via analytical probability theory, Markov processes, and random dynamics to applied topics in statistics, economics, and geophysics. Selected reprints of Bhattacharya’s papers are divided into three sections: Modes of Approximation, Large Times for Markov Processes, and Stochastic Foundations in Applied Sciences. The accompanying articles by the contributing authors not only help to position his work in the context of other achievements, but also provide a unique assessment of the state of their individual fields, both historically and for the next generation of researchers. Rabi N. Bhattacharya: Selected Papers will be a valuable resource for yo...

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    Lars Råmunddal

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This second issue of Scandinavian Journal of Leadership and Theology (SJLT contains a total of seven peer-reviewed articles. Two of the articles focus on non-conformist ecclesiology; two papers discuss issues connected to how church development can be thought of and practiced today; and finally, the last three articles have leadership as their main theme. In the article Frikyrklig ecklesiologi (A Free Church Ecclesiology Fredrik Lindé discusses whether the Swedish Pentecostal pastor and author Peter Halldorf’s ecclesiology can really be regarded as non-conformist or whether it is more specifically seen as Baptist ecclesiology. It is well known that in recent years Halldorf has been inspired by ways of thinking about spirituality that are rooted in the Orthodox church tradition, a tradition that many perceive as quite far from the one Halldorf himself comes from. Lindé asks what the relationship is between the ‘Orthodox’ Halldorf and his Pentecostal-Baptist background and identity. What could a thorough understanding of Baptist ecclesiology inspired by the Baptist theologian John Howard Yoder have brought to Halldorf’s ecclesiastical thinking, Lindé asks. His response – and for that matter his suggestion to both Halldorf and the Swedish Pentecostal movement – is that Yoder could have deepened and entrenched Halldorf’s ecclesiology and understanding of spirituality in a theological tradition that is closer to his own than the Orthodox Church. In the article Evangelikalismen utfordret (Evangelism Challenged Bjørn Øyvind Fjeld discusses the theory of knowledge found in James K.A. Smith and indirectly in the Radical Orthodoxy movement. Fjeld’s analysis consists of a comparison between Smith’s theory of knowledge and that of the Evangelical theologian D.A. Carson. Fjeld uses Swedish theologian M. Stenmark’s theory of knowledge to evaluate the stances of Smith and Carson. Fjeld’s conclusion is that traditional Evangelicalism

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    êmicos e da indústria que atuam nessas áreas.Os tópicos de interesse anunciados no Call for Papers estiveram centrados em torno dos trabalhos em tecnologia da linguagem humana em geral realizados a partir de perspectivas tão diversas como Ciências da Computação, Lingüística e Ciência da Informação, incluindo entre outros a mineração de texto, processamento da linguagem escrita e falada, a terminologia, lexicologia e lexicografia, modelagem e gestão de conhecimento e geração de linguagem natural. Foram submetidos 60 artigos longos e 26 curtos. Cada proposta foi analisada por três membros do Comitê de Programa, composto por 88 pesquisadores de 13 países e 45 instituições.Após um rigoroso processo de revisão 18 artigos completos e 12 curtos foram selecionados, com taxas de aceitação de 30% e 42%, respectivamente. Os autores dos artigos completos foram convidados a submeter versões estendidas e revisadas dos seus trabalhos para esta edição especial, passando por um novo processo de revisão, desta vez pelos revisores da Linguamática, que selecionaram 7 dos artigos submetidos.Estes artigos representam uma amostra do rico e variado trabalho apresentado no STIL e envolvem pesquisadores de instituições acadêmicas e industriais no Brasil, Portugal e França. Por exemplo, o primeiro artigo, Identificação de expressões multipalavra em domínios específicos de Aline Villavicencio et al., propõe uma abordagem para a identificação de Expressões Multipalavra, tais como compostos nominais e verbos frasais, em corpora técnicos. A proposta apresentada combina medidas de associação com informações linguísticas e de alinhamentos lexicais, e o artigo examina a influência de diversos fatores sobre o seu desempenho.Os dois próximos artigos são relacionados a aplicações de PLN. Em Classificação automática de textos por período literário utilizando compressão de dados através do PPM-C, Bruno Barufaldi et al. propõem a aplicação do m

  10. EDITORIAL: Roberts Prize for the best paper published in 2012 Roberts Prize for the best paper published in 2012

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    Cherry, Simon; Ruffle, Jon

    2013-08-01

    The publishers of Physics in Medicine and Biology (PMB), IOP Publishing, in association with the journal owners, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), jointly award the Roberts prize for the best paper published in PMB during the previous year. The procedure for deciding the winner is a two-stage process. First, a shortlist of contenders is drawn up based on those papers that had the best referees' quality assessments, with a further quality check and endorsement by the Editorial Board. The papers on the shortlist are then reviewed by a specially convened IPEM committee consisting of members with fellow status. This committee reads the shortlisted papers and selects the winner. We have much pleasure in advising readers that the Roberts Prize for the best paper published in 2012 is awarded to Michel Defrise, Ahmadreza Rezaei and Johan Nuyts from the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium for their breakthrough paper that describes how the information needed for attenuation correction in PET imaging can be extracted, to within a constant, from time-of-flight emission data: Time-of-flight PET data determine the attenuation sinogram up to a constant 2012 Phys. Med. Biol. 57 885 Michel Defrise1, Ahmadreza Rezaei2 and Johan Nuyts2 1Department of Nuclear Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, B-1090 Brussels, Belgium 2Department of Nuclear Medicine, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium This paper represents an important and timely contribution to the literature as time-of-flight PET scanners are now offered by several manufacturers. In hybrid PET/CT scanners, the PET attenuation correction, necessary for quantitative reconstruction of the tracer distribution, can be derived directly from the CT data. Sometimes, however, the PET and CT scans may be poorly aligned due to patient motion and other approaches are needed. In addition, hybrid PET/MRI scanners also, have been developed recently, and in

  11. EDITORIAL: Selected papers from the 10th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2010) Selected papers from the 10th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2010)

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    2011-10-01

    This special section of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering features papers selected from the 10th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2010). The workshop was organized in Leuven, Belgium from 30 November to 3 December 2010 by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the imec/Holst Centre. This was a special PowerMEMS Workshop, for several reasons. First of all, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the workshop: the first PowerMEMS meeting was organized in Sendai, Japan in 2000. None of the organizers or participants of this first meeting could have predicted the impact of the workshop over the next decade. The second reason was that, for the first time, the conference organization spanned two countries: Belgium and the Netherlands. Thanks to the advances in information technology, teams from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and the imec/Holst Centre in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) have been able to work together seamlessly as one team. The objective of the PowerMEMS Workshop is to stimulate innovation in micro and nanotechnology for power generation and energy conversion applications. Its scope ranges from integrated microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for power generation, dissipation, harvesting, and management, to novel nanostructures and materials for energy-related applications. True to the objective of the PowerMEMSWorkshop, the 2010 technical program covered a broad range of energy related research, ranging from the nanometer to the millimeter scale, discussed in 5 invited and 52 oral presentations, and 112 posters. This special section includes 14 papers covering vibration energy harvesters, thermal applications and micro power systems. Finally, we wish to express sincere appreciation to the members of the International Steering Committee, the Technical Program Committee and last but not least the Local Organizing Committee. This special issue was edited in

  12. EDITORIAL: Adaptive and active materials: Selected papers from the ASME 2010 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS 10) (Philadelphia, PA, USA, 28 September-1 October 2010) Adaptive and active materials: Selected papers from the ASME 2010 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS 10) (Philadelphia, PA, USA, 28 September-1 October 2010)

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    The third annual meeting of the AMSE/AIAA Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems Conference (SMASIS) took place in the heart of historic Philadelphia's cultural district, and included a pioneer banquet in the National Constitutional Center. The applications emphasis of the 2010 conference was reflected in keynote talks by Dr Alan Taub, vice president of General Motors global research and development, 'Smart materials in the automotive industry'; Dr Charles R Farrar, engineering institute leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory, 'Future directions for structural health monitoring of civil engineering infrastructure'; and Professor Christopher S Lynch of the University of California Los Angeles, 'Ferroelectric materials and their applications'. The SMASIS conference was divided into six technical symposia each of which included basic research, applied technological design and development, and industrial and governmental integrated system and application demonstrations. The six symposia were: SYMP 1 Multifunctional Materials; SYMP 2 Active Materials, Mechanics and Behavior; SYMP 3 Modeling, Simulation and Control; SYMP 4 Enabling Technologies and Integrated System Design; SYMP 5 Structural Health Monitoring/NDE; and SYMP 6 Bio-inspired Smart Materials and Structures. In addition, the conference introduced a new student and young professional development symposium. Authors of papers in the materials areas (symposia 1, 2 and 6) were invited to write a full journal article on their presentation topic for publication in this special issue of Smart Materials and Structures. This set of papers demonstrates the exceptional quality and originality of the conference presentations. We are appreciative of their efforts in producing this collection of highly relevant articles on smart materials.

  13. EDITORIAL Smart materials, multifunctional composites, and morphing structures: selected papers from the 20th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies (ICAST 2009) Smart materials, multifunctional composites, and morphing structures: selected papers from the 20th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies (ICAST 2009)

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    2010-12-01

    The 20th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies (ICAST) was held on 20-22 October 2009 in Hong Kong. This special section of Smart Materials and Structures is derived from the research papers presented at the conference. Of the 106 papers presented at the conference, 11 papers were reviewed and accepted for this special section, following the regular review procedures of the journal. This special section is focused on smart materials, multifunctional composites, and applications on morphing structures. Smart materials. Smart materials are the foundation of adaptive structures and intelligent systems. The development of new materials will lead to significant improvement in various applications. Three articles are focused on the fabrication of new materials and investigation of their behaviors: Barium strontium zirconate titanate ((Ba1-xSrx)(ZrxTi1-x)O3; BSZT, x = 0.25 and 0.75) ceramics with a highly crystalline structure were fabricated using the combustion technique. The microstructure of BSZT powders exhibited an almost-spherical morphology and had a porous agglomerated form. Polyaniline (PANI)/clay nanoparticles with unique core-shell structure were synthesized via Pickering emulsion polymerization. By dispersing PANI/clay nanoparticles in silicone oil, the ER fluid was made. Magnetic field effects were investigated on the deposition rate and surface morphology of chromium nitride coatings deposited by magnetron sputtering for superior hardness, excellent wear and oxidation resistance. The surface morphology of chromium nitride films was also examined by a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Multifunctional composites. Composites are made from two or more constituent materials so they can combine the best properties of different materials. Five papers deal with fabrication, testing, and modeling of various multifunctional composites: A new active structural fiber (ASF) was fabricated by coating a single carbon fiber with a concentric

  14. EDITORIAL: Adaptive and active materials: Selected papers from the ASME 2011 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS 11) (Scottsdale, AZ, USA, 18-21 September 2011) Adaptive and active materials: Selected papers from the ASME 2011 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS 11) (Scottsdale, AZ, USA, 18-21 September 2011)

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    2012-09-01

    The fourth annual meeting of the ASME/AIAA Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems Conference (SMASIS) took place in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. Each year we strive to grow and offer new experiences. This year we held a special Guest Symposium on Sustainability along with two focused topic tracks on energy harvesting and active composites to encourage cross-fertilization between these important fields and our community. This cross-disciplinary emphasis was reflected in keynote talks by Dr Wayne Brown, President and founder of Dynalloy, Inc., 'Cross-Discipline Sharing'; Dr Brad Allenby, Arizona State University, 'You Want the Future? You can't Handle the Future!'; and Professor Aditi Chattopadhyay, Arizona State University, 'A Multidisciplinary Approach to Structural Health Monitoring and Prognosis'. SMASIS continues to grow our community through both social and technical interchange. The conference location, the exotic Firesky Resort and Spa, exemplified the theme of our Guest Symposium on Sustainability, being the only Green Seal certified resort in Arizona, and highlighting four elements thought to represent all that exist: fire, water, earth and air. Several special events were held around this theme including the night at the oasis reception sponsored by General Motors, sustainability bingo, smart trivia and student networking lunches, and an Arizona pow-wow with a spectacular Indian hoop dance. Our student and young professional development continues to grow strong with best paper and hardware competitions, scavenger student outing and games night. We are very proud that our students and young professionals are always seeking out ways to give back to the community, including organizing outreach to local high school talent. We thank all of our sponsors who made these special events possible. We hope that these social events provided participants with the opportunity to expand their own personal community and broaden their horizons. Our

  15. Selected Papers from NAFEW 2009

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    2010-01-01

    Our understanding of the ecology and management of North American forests is rapidly evolving as a result of novel approaches to their study, many of which are the results of emerging technologies. The biennial North American Forest Ecology Workshop series attempts to capture these approaches and highlight the ways in which they expand our understanding of forest systems. The ten papers appearing in this issue were drawn from the 7th and most recent workshop, held in June 2009, in which there were over 150 presentations. The first paper in this special issue attempts to provide an overview of emerging themes in the ecology and management of North American Forests based on all presentations and follow-up discussions at the workshop and concludes with future research needs. The second paper describes the carbon flux of down woody materials in forests of the North central U.S. using recent data from the USDA Forest Services Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program and exemplifies the utility of a network of permanent plots for monitoring change over large spatial scales and long time periods. The study described in the third paper is a nice sequel to the second in that it uses FIA data to demonstrate changes in the population levels of an understory tree in eastern North America threatened by an introduced pathogen, among other causes. The authors point out that such data can be used to validate the findings of multiple small-scale studies and to generate hypotheses for testing at smaller scales, thereby reinforcing a workshop-wide call for the study of forest ecosystems at multiple scales.

  16. 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

  17. EDITORIAL: Roberts Prize for the best paper published in 2010 Roberts Prize for the best paper published in 2010

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    Webb, Steve; Harris, Simon

    2011-08-01

    The publishers of Physics in Medicine and Biology (PMB), IOP Publishing, in association with the journal owners, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), jointly award an annual prize for the best paper published in PMB during the previous year. The procedure for deciding the winner has been made as thorough as possible, to try to ensure that an outstanding paper wins the prize. We started off with a shortlist of the 10 research papers published in 2010 which were rated the best based on the referees' quality assessments. Following the submission of a short 'case for winning' document by each of the shortlisted authors, an IPEM college of jurors of the status of FIPEM assessed and rated these 10 papers in order to choose a winner, which was then endorsed by the Editorial Board. We have much pleasure in advising readers that the Roberts Prize for the best paper published in 2010 is awarded to M M Paulides et al from Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, for their paper on hyperthermia treatment: The clinical feasibility of deep hyperthermia treatment in the head and neck: new challenges for positioning and temperature measurement M M Paulides, J F Bakker, M Linthorst, J van der Zee, Z Rijnen, E Neufeld, P M T Pattynama, P P Jansen, P C Levendag and G C van Rhoon 2010 Phys. Med. Biol. 55 2465 Our congratulations go to these authors. Of course all of the shortlisted papers were of great merit, and the full top-10 is listed below (in alphabetical order). Steve Webb Editor-in-Chief Simon Harris Publisher References Alonzo-Proulx O, Packard N, Boone J M, Al-Mayah A, Brock K K, Shen S Z and Yaffe M J 2010 Validation of a method for measuring the volumetric breast density from digital mammograms Phys. Med. Biol. 55 3027 Bian J, Siewerdsen J H, Han X, Sidky E Y, Prince J L, Pelizzari C A and Pan X 2010 Evaluation of sparse-view reconstruction from flat-panel-detector cone-beam CT Phys. Med. Biol. 55 6575 Brun M-A, Formanek F, Yasuda A, Sekine M, Ando N

  18. EDITORIAL: Roberts Prize for the best paper published in 2009 Roberts Prize for the best paper published in 2009

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    Webb, Steve; Harris, Simon

    2010-07-01

    The publishers of Physics in Medicine and Biology (PMB), IOP Publishing, in association with the journal owners, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), jointly award an annual prize for the best paper published in PMB during the previous year. The procedure for deciding the winner has been made as thorough as possible, to try to ensure that an outstanding paper wins the prize. We started off with a shortlist of the 10 research papers published in 2009 which were rated the best based on the referees' quality assessments. Following the submission of a short 'case for winning' document by each of the shortlisted authors, an IPEM college of jurors of the status of FIPEM assessed and rated these 10 papers in order to choose a winner, which was then endorsed by the Editorial Board. We have a clear, and very worthy, winner this year. We have much pleasure in advising readers that the 2009 Roberts Prize is awarded to E Z Zhang et al from University College London for their paper on photoacoustic tomography. In vivo high resolution 3D photoacoustic imaging of superficial vascular anatomy E Z Zhang, J G Laufer, R B Pedley and P C Beard 2009 Phys. Med. Biol. 54 1035-46 Our congratulations go to these authors. Of course all of the shortlisted papers were of great merit, and the full top-10 is listed below (in alphabetical order). Steve Webb Editor-in-Chief Simon Harris Publisher References Cheng Y-C N , Neelavalli J and Haacke E M 2009 Limitations of calculating field distributions and magnetic susceptibilities in MRI using a Fourier based method Phys. Med. Biol. 54 1169-89 Cho S, Ahn S, Li Q and Leahy R M 2009 Exact and approximate Fourier rebinning of PET data from time-of-flight to non time-of-flight 2009 Phys. Med. Biol. 54 467-84 Davidson S R H, Weersink R A, Haider M A, Gertner M R, Bogaards A, Giewercer D, Scherz A, Sherar M D, Elhilali M, Chin J L, Trachtenberg J and Wilson B C 2009 Treatment planning and dose analysis for interstitial

  19. Editorial | Editorial

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    Irene Machado

    2008-11-01

    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

  20. 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

  1. Editorial note

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    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.

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    Full Text Available This issue of Open Praxis compiles selected papers presented at the Open Education Consortium Global Conference, held in Cape Town (South Africa on March 8-10, 2017. Additionaly, the Innovative Practice section includes three papers.

  3. TH-D-16A-01: Medical Physics Workshop: Editorial Vision and Guidance On Writing and Reviewing Papers

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    Williamson, J; Das, S; Goodsitt, M

    2014-01-01

    On January 1, 2014, editorial leadership of Medical Physics passed from esteemed long-time Editor Bill Hendee to a collective editorial group composed of the three presenters listed above. In this presentation, we would like to outline our vision for the future of Medical Physics and review recent work-in-progress initiatives to implement this vision. Finally, we will close with guidance to authors on how to write a good Medical Physics paper. Vision for Medical Physics and current initiatives: Jeff Williamson, Editor-in-Chief We cannot improve on Dr. Hendee's succinct vision statement “to continue the Journal's tradition of publishing the very best science that propels our discipline forward and improves our contribution to patient care.” More concretely, the Journal should be s the preeminent forum for electronic exchange of cutting edge medical physics science. We seek to identify the best contributions in (a) high impact clinical physics innovations; (b) clinical translation and validation of basic science innovations; or (c) cutting edge basic science developments with potential for patient care improvements. Among the challenges and opportunities we face are: are electronic-only and open access publishing; trends towards more interactive, social-media based scientific communities; and diversification of the medical physics research, authorship, and readership domains, including clinical applications quite foreign to core ABR clinical competencies. To address these issues over the next 3 years, we have reduced the size of our Editorial Board and focused its efforts on improving the Journal's impact through 4 working groups (WGs): WG-1: Review process quality and selectivity Creation of 120 member Board of Associate Editors to improve review uniformity by placing Ms. management in fewer hands New reviewer guidelines and templates Answer: “what is the scope of medical physics research?” Recursive taxonomy for tagging review expertise and

  4. TH-D-16A-01: Medical Physics Workshop: Editorial Vision and Guidance On Writing and Reviewing Papers

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    Williamson, J [Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (United States); Das, S [Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States); Goodsitt, M [University Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)

    2014-06-15

    On January 1, 2014, editorial leadership of Medical Physics passed from esteemed long-time Editor Bill Hendee to a collective editorial group composed of the three presenters listed above. In this presentation, we would like to outline our vision for the future of Medical Physics and review recent work-in-progress initiatives to implement this vision. Finally, we will close with guidance to authors on how to write a good Medical Physics paper. Vision for Medical Physics and current initiatives: Jeff Williamson, Editor-in-Chief We cannot improve on Dr. Hendee's succinct vision statement “to continue the Journal's tradition of publishing the very best science that propels our discipline forward and improves our contribution to patient care.” More concretely, the Journal should be s the preeminent forum for electronic exchange of cutting edge medical physics science. We seek to identify the best contributions in (a) high impact clinical physics innovations; (b) clinical translation and validation of basic science innovations; or (c) cutting edge basic science developments with potential for patient care improvements. Among the challenges and opportunities we face are: are electronic-only and open access publishing; trends towards more interactive, social-media based scientific communities; and diversification of the medical physics research, authorship, and readership domains, including clinical applications quite foreign to core ABR clinical competencies. To address these issues over the next 3 years, we have reduced the size of our Editorial Board and focused its efforts on improving the Journal's impact through 4 working groups (WGs): WG-1: Review process quality and selectivity Creation of 120 member Board of Associate Editors to improve review uniformity by placing Ms. management in fewer hands New reviewer guidelines and templates Answer: “what is the scope of medical physics research?” Recursive taxonomy for tagging review expertise and

  5. 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.

  6. Selected papers for global `95 concerning plutonium

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    This report contains selected papers from the Global `95 Conference ``Evaluation of Emerging Nuclear Fuel Cycle Systems,`` held in Versailles, Sept. 11-14, 1995. The 11 papers in Part I are from ``Benefits and Risks of Reprocessing`` sessions. The 7 papers in Part II are some of the more interesting poster papers that relate to the use of Pu for power generation. Finally, the 3 papers are on the topic of management and disposition of Pu from retired nuclear weapons.

  7. Selected papers for global '95 concerning plutonium

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    1996-01-01

    This report contains selected papers from the Global '95 Conference ''Evaluation of Emerging Nuclear Fuel Cycle Systems,'' held in Versailles, Sept. 11-14, 1995. The 11 papers in Part I are from ''Benefits and Risks of Reprocessing'' sessions. The 7 papers in Part II are some of the more interesting poster papers that relate to the use of Pu for power generation. Finally, the 3 papers are on the topic of management and disposition of Pu from retired nuclear weapons

  8. Special Issue: Selected papers from ECS'97

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    This Special Issue of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing presents extended versions of selected papers from the First Electronic Circuits and Systems Conference (ECS'97) which was held on September 4-5, 1997, in Bratislava, Slovakia.......This Special Issue of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing presents extended versions of selected papers from the First Electronic Circuits and Systems Conference (ECS'97) which was held on September 4-5, 1997, in Bratislava, Slovakia....

  9. 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

  10. Editorial: Advanced Learning Technologies, Performance Technologies, Open Contents, and Standards - Some Papers from the Best Papers of the Conference ICCE C3 2009

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    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available This special issue deals with 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 i internet technologies and mobile technologies, ii human and organizational performance/knowledge management, and iii underlying trends toward open technology, open content and open education. This editorial note describes the overview of these topics related to the advanced learning technologies to provide the common framework for the accepted papers in this special issue.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Selected papers on noise and stochastic processes

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    1954-01-01

    Six classic papers on stochastic process, selected to meet the needs of physicists, applied mathematicians, and engineers. Contents: 1.Chandrasekhar, S.: Stochastic Problems in Physics and Astronomy. 2. Uhlenbeck, G. E. and Ornstein, L. S.: On the Theory of the Browninan Motion. 3. Ming Chen Wang and Uhlenbeck, G. E.: On the Theory of the Browninan Motion II. 4. Rice, S. O.: Mathematical Analysis of Random Noise. 5. Kac, Mark: Random Walk and the Theory of Brownian Motion. 6. Doob, J. L.: The Brownian Movement and Stochastic Equations. Unabridged republication of the Dover reprint (1954). Pre

  15. Editorial Note: Review Papers for Journal of Risk and Financial Management (JRFM

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    Michael McAleer

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available The Journal of Risk and Financial Management (JRFM was inaugurated in 2008 and has continued publishing successfully with Volume 11 in 2018. Since the journal was established, JRFM has published in excess of 110 topical and interesting theoretical and empirical papers in financial economics, financial econometrics, banking, finance, mathematical finance, statistical finance, accounting, decision sciences, information management, tourism economics and finance, international rankings of journals in financial economics, and bibliometric rankings of journals in cognate disciplines. Papers published in the journal range from novel technical and theoretical papers to innovative empirical contributions. The journal wishes to encourage critical review papers on topical subjects in any of the topics mentioned above in financial economics and in cognate disciplines.

  16. 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

  17. Selected papers on analysis and differential equations

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    Nomizu, Katsumi

    2003-01-01

    This volume contains translations of papers that originally appeared in the Japanese journal, Sugaku. The papers range over a variety of topics, including nonlinear partial differential equations, C^*-algebras, and Schrödinger operators.

  18. Selected papers on analysis and differential equations

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    Society, American Mathematical

    2010-01-01

    This volume contains translations of papers that originally appeared in the Japanese journal Sūgaku. These papers range over a variety of topics in ordinary and partial differential equations, and in analysis. Many of them are survey papers presenting new results obtained in the last few years. This volume is suitable for graduate students and research mathematicians interested in analysis and differential equations.

  19. Philosophical Papers: Editorial Policies

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    Brian McLaughlin (Rutgers) Chris Megone (Leeds) Seumas Miller (Charles Sturt) Ruth Garrett Millikan (Connecticut) Michael Pendlebury (Witwatersrand) John Perry (Stanford) Philip Pettit (Australian National University) Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (Brandeis) Mark Sainsbury (Texas—Austin) John Searle (California Berkeley)

  20. Selected papers on analysis and related topics

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    2008-01-01

    This volume contains translations of papers that originally appeared in the Japanese journal Sūgaku. The papers range over a variety of topics, including operator algebras, analysis, and statistics. This volume is suitable for graduate students and research mathematicians interested in analysis and its applications.

  1. Selected papers on probability and statistics

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    2009-01-01

    This volume contains translations of papers that originally appeared in the Japanese journal Sūgaku. The papers range over a variety of topics in probability theory, statistics, and applications. This volume is suitable for graduate students and research mathematicians interested in probability and statistics.

  2. Selected papers 1945-1980 - with commentary

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    Chen Ning Yang.

    1983-01-01

    This volume consists of a collection of papers written by C. N. Yang and commentaries on them. Previously unpublished papers or those that appeared in journals which are not readily available are included. The commentaries are intended to trace his development as a scientist rather than evaluate the work

  3. Selected papers on analysis, probability, and statistics

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    Nomizu, Katsumi

    1994-01-01

    This book presents papers that originally appeared in the Japanese journal Sugaku. The papers fall into the general area of mathematical analysis as it pertains to probability and statistics, dynamical systems, differential equations and analytic function theory. Among the topics discussed are: stochastic differential equations, spectra of the Laplacian and Schrödinger operators, nonlinear partial differential equations which generate dissipative dynamical systems, fractal analysis on self-similar sets and the global structure of analytic functions.

  4. Selected Papers in School Finance: 1975.

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    Tron, Esther O.; And Others

    The three papers in this volume describe exploratory efforts to adjust state aid to local school districts so as to reflect differences in local costs unrelated to school program content. Each study is limited to an analysis of relevant data for one of the three states considered--Michigan, California, and Florida. The underlying assumption is…

  5. Republic of Croatia; Selected Issues Paper

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    2011-01-01

    Croatia’s economic vulnerability is discussed in this study. Using the balance sheet approach (BSA), this paper analyzes Croatia’s overall and sectoral vulnerabilities. Croatia’s financial sector balance sheet is exposed to liquidity, contagion, and currency risks. With strong pre-crisis prudential policies and parent banks’ willingness to keep or even increase exposures, the economy’s capacity to tackle another major macroeconomic or financial shock is limited. Given the stable exchange rate...

  6. The Satisfaction of Pretended Insight: The Iranian Crisis in Selected U.S. Editorial Cartoons.

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    DeSousa, Michael A.

    An examination of a year's worth of editorial cartoons portraying the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran indicates a surprising lack of coverage or treatment of the deposed Shah and his subsequent admission into the United States as factors precipitating the crisis. Throughout the crisis, cartoonists focused on providing readers with some insight into…

  7. Selected working papers[Nuclear data activities

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    The following working papers are included in this report: WP 2002-2, Dictionary Restructuring; WP-2002-4, Page numbers for REFERENCE (CP-C/285); WP-2002-5, Correlation quantities; WP 2002-8, Proposed data heading EN-CM-TOT (memo CP-A/121); WP 2002-9, Proposed high energy quantities (memo CP-A/123); WP 2002-11, Use of nuclide codes in SF 7 (memo CP-C/302); WP 2002-12, Redundant coding, new data heading PART-OUT; WP 2002-16, Zeros in error field (CP-C/306); WP 2002-17, Multiple appearance of the first Reference in EXFOR; WP 2002-18 + Add., EXFOR master file comparisons; WP 2002-19, Measures of Security at the NDS Open Area for EXFOR; WP 2002-20, New and revised entries received at NDS; WP 2002-21, EXFOR transmissions (NNDC); WP 2002-22, CINDA statistics (NNDC); WP 2002-24, CINDA batch exchange information (NDS); WP 2002-25, Journal coverage for CINDA; WP 2002-26, EXFOR-relational as multi-platform database (V. Zerkin); WP 2002-27, Completeness of EXFOR compil. as indexed by CINDA; WP 2002-28, Future NRDC Cooperation on CINDA: see Appendix 9; WP 2002-31, Development of Web Editor for Charged-Particle Nuclear Reaction Data (N. Otuka, H. Noto, A. Ohnishi, K. Kato). The following other papers, or the memos of which they consist, are available from the IAEA Nuclear Data Section: WP 2002-1, Actions of previous meetings (2002, 2001) see INDC(NDS)-427, pp.20-26, and INDC(NDS)-418, pp.26-31; WP 2002-3, Units for particle and product yields: see memos CP-C/294, 286; WP 2002-6, 4-momentum transfer and mom.distr.data: see memos CP-C/295 and CP-D/330; WP 2002-7, Several 'straightforward' new quantities: see memos CP-/C-291, 298 and CP-A/118; WP 2002-10, Quantities proposed by JCPRG (see memos DP-D/337, CP-E/004, 003); WP 2002-13, Clarifications on Product Yields and Thick Target Yields (see memo CP-D/332); WP 2002-14, Clarifications on Polarization quantities (see memo CP-D/320); WP 2002-15, New Legendre polynomial modifier proposed (see CP-C/305); WP 2002-23, see memo 4C-4

  8. 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.

  9. 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 ...

  10. Selected Topics on Managing Complexity and Information Systems Engineering: Editorial Introduction to Issue 8 of CSIMQ

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    Peter Forbrig

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Business process models greatly contribute to analyze and understand the activities of enterprises. However, it is still a challenge to cope with the complexity of systems specifications and their requirements. This issue of the journal of Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling (CSIMQ presents papers that discuss topics on managing complexity and information systems engineering. The papers are extended versions of selected papers from the workshop on Continuous Requirements Engineering held at the requirements engineering conference REFSQ 2016 in Gothenburg, the workshop on Managed Complexity held at the business informatics conference BIR 2016 in Prague, and the CAiSE 2016 Forum held in Ljubljana.

  11. Selected papers on harmonic analysis, groups, and invariants

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    Nomizu, Katsumi

    1997-01-01

    This volume contains papers that originally appeared in Japanese in the journal Sūgaku. Ordinarily the papers would appear in the AMS translation of that journal, but to expedite publication the Society has chosen to publish them as a volume of selected papers. The papers range over a variety of topics, including representation theory, differential geometry, invariant theory, and complex analysis.

  12. Selected Topics on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research: Editorial Introduction to the Issue 14 of CSIMQ

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    Björn Johansson

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available Globalization, abundant networking possibilities, and advances in artificial intelligence are creating a new business environment where cooperation and competition requires from enterprises high agility and ability to intelligently acquire, analyze, and apply their internal and external data. In this regard, several information system concepts must be reconsidered to adopt various opportunities offered by the new environment. The fourteenth issue of the journal “Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly” (CSIMQ offers a selection of papers addressing research perspectives that concern digital trade infrastructures, business process agility, and the quality of business intelligence tools. The initial versions of these papers were presented and discussed at the 16th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research and its associated events on August 28–30, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  13. 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)

  14. Selected Topics on Advanced Information Systems Engineering: Editorial Introduction to the Issue 5 of CSIMQ

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    Janis Grabis

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The 5th issue of the journal on Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling (CSIMQ presents extended versions of five papers selected from the CAiSE Forum 2015. The forum was part of the 27th edition of international Conference on Advanced Information Systems engineering (CAiSE 2015, which took place in June 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden. Information systems engineering draws its foundation from various interrelated disciplines including, e.g., conceptual modeling, database systems, business process management, requirements engineering, human computer interaction, and enterprise computing to address various practical challenges in development and application of information systems. The guiding subjects of CAiSE 2015 were Creativity, Ability, and Integrity. The CAiSE Forum aimed at presenting and discussing new ideas and tools related to information systems Engineering.

  15. 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...

  16. Mathematical foundation of geodesy selected papers of Torben Krarup

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    Borre, K

    2006-01-01

    This volume contains selected papers by Torben Krarup, one of the most important geodesists of the 20th century. The collection includes the famous booklet "A Contribution to the Mathematical Foundation of Physical Geodesy" from 1969, the unpublished "Molodenskij letters" from 1973, the final version of "Integrated Geodesy" from 1978, "Foundation of a Theory of Elasticity for Geodetic Networks" from 1974, as well as trend-setting papers on the theory of adjustment.

  17. [Editorial] Trends in teacher education: a review of papers published in the European journal of teacher education over 40 years

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    Livingston, Kay; Flores, Maria Assunção

    2017-01-01

    The journal of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) was first published in 1978. At that time it was known as Revue ATEE Journal (1978–1982). It began by inviting members of the ATEE to publish papers and by inviting authors of note-worthy papers presented at the ATEE Annual Conferences to submit papers to the journal. In 1982 the journal became known as the European Journal of Teacher Education. For the purposes of this Special Issue, which is the last issue ...

  18. Proceedings of the first world mining environment congress. Select papers

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    Dhar, B.B.; Thakur, D.N.

    1996-01-01

    The themes covered at the conference were: environmental problems and issues; environmental management practices; environmental policy and legislation; sustainable development vis-a-vis environmental management; environmental training and education; and future strategies. Selected papers have been abstracted separately on the IEA Coal Research CD-ROM

  19. Position paper - peer review and design verification of selected activities

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    Stine, M.D.

    1994-09-01

    Position Paper to develop and document a position on the performance of independent peer reviews on selected design and analysis components of the Title I (preliminary) and Title II (detailed) design phases of the Multi-Function Waste Tank Facility project

  20. Editorial Presentation

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    commercial perspective "is that with the establishment of export quotas, the two countries incurred in trade losses. In "The use of competitive intelligence in the selection of export markets - a comparative analysis of four methods", Moema Pereira Nunes and Laura de Souza Lequain address one of the biggest challenges facing companies that want to export their products: How to choose an import market . Through rigorous analysis of the characteristics of four methods commonly used to perform this choice, they come to the conclusion that all of them are difficult to apply for  small and medium enterprises. While that result may be frustrating  for readers that would like to find in the paper an answer to the problem of export market selection by SMEs, the article has the great merit of drawing attention to the necessity to work in this direction. Not to mention that it serves as an advanced introduction to the knowledge of methods of analysis of import markets. In "Influences of international experience and business diversification on the degree of internationalization of Brazilian multinationals" Ivano Ribeiro, Fernando Antonio Ribeiro Serra, and Geysler Rogis Flor Bertolini analyze the impacts of two dimensions - the time of international experience and the diversification of business - on the degree of internationalization of Brazilian multinationals. Through regression analysis, they find indications that the company's business diversification is positively related to the degree of internationalization. Contrary, however, to what one would expect from established theories of internationalization of business, they find that prior international experience of Brazilian firms does not seem to predict the degree of internationalization. The authors suggest that this result may be related to the fact that the internationalization process of Brazilian multinationals is still a relatively recent phenomena. Paulo Kazuhiro Izumi, Cyro Augusto Pachicoski Couto and Mário Henrique

  1. Energy-efficient computing and networking. Revised selected papers

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    Hatziargyriou, Nikos; Dimeas, Aris [Ethnikon Metsovion Polytechneion, Athens (Greece); Weidlich, Anke (eds.) [SAP Research Center, Karlsruhe (Germany); Tomtsi, Thomai

    2011-07-01

    This book constitutes the postproceedings of the First International Conference on Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking, E-Energy, held in Passau, Germany in April 2010. The 23 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the post-proceedings. The papers are organized in topical sections on energy market and algorithms, ICT technology for the energy market, implementation of smart grid and smart home technology, microgrids and energy management, and energy efficiency through distributed energy management and buildings. (orig.)

  2. Theory of many-electron atoms. Selected papers

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    Jucys, A.P.

    1978-01-01

    Selected papers of the founder of contemporary theoretical physics in Lithuania Adolfas Jucys on the theory of many-electron atoms and their spectra are presented, as well as a complete bibliography of his scientific works, a brief biographical essay and description of his scientific and social activities, reminiscences of other scientists about him. In these papers such questions are considered: Fock's self-consistent field in different approximations, various problems of the many-configurational approximation, incomplete separation of variables, expanded calculation method, application of nonorthogonal radial orbitals, method of irreducible tensor operators, graphical representation of the matrix elements and a number of other problems

  3. Selected Papers Presented at MODSIM World 2011 Conference and Expo

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    Pinelli, Thomas E. (Compiler); Bullock, Leanna S. (Compiler)

    2012-01-01

    Selected papers from MODSIM World 2011 Conference & Expo are contained in this NASA Conference Publication (CP). MODSIM World 2011 was held in Virginia Beach, Virginia, October 11-14, 2011. The theme of the 2011 conference & expo was "Overcoming Critical Global Challenges with Modeling & Simulation". The conference program consisted of five technical tracks - Defense, Homeland Security & First Responders; Education; Health & Medicine; The Human Dimension; and Serious Games & Virtual Worlds.

  4. Selected Topics on Information Logistics: Editorial Introduction to the Issue 2 of CSIMQ

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    Kurt Sandkuhl

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The content of this issue presents novel four research results in information logistics and knowledge supply represented by the best papers of the 7th International Workshop on Information Logistics (ILOG which took place in Lund (Sweden in September 2014 and the paper on the bibliometric analysis of performance modeling. The focus of the ILOG workshop series is on advances in information logistics as a forum for sharing knowledge and experiences between the academic community and practitioners from industry and the public sector. ILOG was initiated in 2005; since its foundation it has been hosted in Sweden (2005, 2014, Germany (2006, 2009, Latvia (2011, Russia (2012 and Poland (2013.

  5. 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...

  6. Editorial Foreword: Comments on "Growth hormone (GH-releasing hormone and GH secretagogues in normal aging" || FREE PAPER ||

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    Richard F Walker

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Richard F WalkerInternational Society for Applied Research in Aging (SARAThis issue of Clinical Interventions in Aging contains a quite interesting and informative article about a topic that is popular and also controversial among practitioners of age-management medicine. Appropriate to that controversy, Drs Hersch and Merriam (2008 have asked the question in the title of their paper, does the use of growth hormone secretagogues in age management medicine hold the promise of a fountain of youth, or that of a pool of Tantalus? While there is universal understanding of the fountain imagery, the meaning of the pool is perhaps less obvious. It derives, of course, from the Greek myth of Tantalus, who had both a hidden, divine sire and a mortal one. As the son of Zeus, he was uniquely favored among mortals and was invited to share the food of the gods. However, driven by pride, he shared the divine ambrosia with other mortals, and thus aroused the ire of the gods. As punishment, he was made to stand chin-deep in water with a variety of sweet-smelling and delicious fruit dangling just over his head. However, whenever he tried to drink or eat, the water would magically recede or the fruit would miraculously be lifted just out of his reach. Thus, it is that torment, through which something seems to be offered only to be withdrawn again, that has been called “tantalizing” in memory of its best known victim.

  7. Selected Topics on Business Informatics Research: Editorial Introduction to Issue 6 of CSIMQ

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    Business informatics research bridges management and engineering domains and facilitates communication between scientific and practical applications. The sixth issue of the journal of Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly contains four publications that present the extended papers from the workshops of the 14th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR 2015) that was organized in Tartu, Estonia, 26-28 August, 2015. The BIR 2015 workshops captu...

  8. EDITORIAL: Invited papers from ISAMMA 2010 (Sendai, Japan, 12-16 July 2010) Invited papers from ISAMMA 2010 (Sendai, Japan, 12-16 July 2010)

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    Takahashi, M.; Saito, H.

    2011-02-01

    This cluster issue of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics contains a collection of papers based on invited talks given at the 2nd International Symposium on Advanced Magnetic Materials and Applications 2010 (ISAMMA 2010) held from 12-16 July 2010 in Sendai, Japan. ISAMMA is the first consolidated symposium of three independent symposia held in the Asian region. ISPMM (International Symposium on Physics of Magnetic Materials) of Japan started in 1987 in Sendai, and was held six times: Beijing (1992), Seoul (1995), Sendai (1998), Taipei (2001) and Singapore (2005). ISAMT (International Symposium of Advanced Magnetic Technology) of Taiwan and SOMMA (International Symposium on Magnetic Materials and Applications) of Korea both began in 1999 and were each held five times up to 2005. ISAMMA was established as a new international symposium which will be held every three years in Asia. The concept of this unified international symposium was mainly led by Professor M Takahashi, Conference Chair of ISAMMA 2010. The first memorial symposium, ISAMMA 2007, was held in Jeju Island, Korea, during the period from 28 May to 1 June 2007. The main purpose and scope of ISAMMA is to provide an opportunity for scientists and engineers from all over the world to meet in Asia to discuss recent advances in the study of magnetic materials and their physics, spin-related phenomena and materials. The categories of ISAMMA 2010 were: fundamental properties of magnetic materials; hard/soft magnetic materials and applications; spintronics materials and devices; structured materials; multi functional magnetic materials; spin dynamics and micromagnetics; magnetic storage; materials for applications (sensors, high-frequency, power, and bio/medical devices); magnetic imaging and characterization. The scientific programme began on Tuesday 13 July 2010 with the opening remark by the Symposium Chairman. The conference was attended by 511 participants from 23 countries, with about 40 per cent from

  9. 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.

  10. Selected papers, with commentary, of Tony Hilton Royle Skyrme

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    This book contains 13 selected papers of T.H.R. Skyrme covering work on the alpha-particle and shell models of the nucleus and, primarily, on the Skyrme model of the nucleus. The present collection of articles also includes a re-publication of articles, by others and of a later date, as evidence of the significant impact, eventually, of the concept of Skyrmions on nuclear theory. However, these articles had previously already been submitted to the INIS Data Base. Refs, figs, tabs

  11. Selected Topics on Business Informatics Research: Editorial Introduction to Issue 6 of CSIMQ

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    Full Text Available Business informatics research bridges management and engineering domains and facilitates communication between scientific and practical applications. The sixth issue of the journal of Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly contains four publications that present the extended papers from the workshops of the 14th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR 2015 that was organized in Tartu, Estonia, 26-28 August, 2015. The BIR 2015 workshops captured important and novel topics on information logistics and knowledge supply, security and compliance in business processes, and use of ontologies in information systems. Within this context the fifth publication included in this issue complements the topic of the business informatics research with the investigation of a model-driven approach on the gesture-based interaction in information systems.

  12. Selected Topics on Business Informatics: Editorial Introduction to Issue 13 of CSIMQ

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    Full Text Available Business Informatics is the scientific discipline targeting information processes and related phenomena in their socio-economical business context, including companies, organisations, administrations and society in general. As a field of study, it endeavours to take a systematic and analytic approach in adopting a multi-disciplinary orientation that draws theories and practices from the fields of management science, organisational science, computer science, systems engineering, information systems, information management, social science, and economics information science.The objective of this thematic issue is to bring attention to actual research on Business Informatics, as being publicized on the 19th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI 2017, July 24-27, 2017, in Thessaloniki, Greece. The conference created a productive forum for researchers and practitioners from the fields that contribute to the construction, use and maintenance of information systems and the organisational context in which they are embedded. This issue of CSIMQ comprises extended version of four CBI papers and one external article.

  13. Birds and frogs selected papers, 1990-2014

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    Dyson, Freeman J

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    This book is a sequel to the volume of selected papers of Dyson up to 1990 that was published by the American Mathematical Society in 1996. The present edition comprises a collection of the most interesting writings of Freeman Dyson, all personally selected by the author, from the period 1990–2014. The five sections start off with an Introduction, followed by Talks about Science, Memoirs, Politics and History, and some Technical Papers. The most noteworthy is a lecture entitled Birds and Frogs to the American Mathematical Society that describes two kinds of mathematicians with examples from real life. Other invaluable contributions include an important tribute to C. N. Yang written for his retirement banquet at Stony Brook University, as well as a historical account of the Operational Research at RAF Bomber Command in World War II provocatively titled A Failure of Intelligence. The final section carries the open-ended question of whether any conceivable experiment could detect single gravitons to provide d...

  14. Statistical modelling in biostatistics and bioinformatics selected papers

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    Peng, Defen

    2014-01-01

    This book presents selected papers on statistical model development related mainly to the fields of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. The coverage of the material falls squarely into the following categories: (a) Survival analysis and multivariate survival analysis, (b) Time series and longitudinal data analysis, (c) Statistical model development and (d) Applied statistical modelling. Innovations in statistical modelling are presented throughout each of the four areas, with some intriguing new ideas on hierarchical generalized non-linear models and on frailty models with structural dispersion, just to mention two examples. The contributors include distinguished international statisticians such as Philip Hougaard, John Hinde, Il Do Ha, Roger Payne and Alessandra Durio, among others, as well as promising newcomers. Some of the contributions have come from researchers working in the BIO-SI research programme on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, centred on the Universities of Limerick and Galway in Ireland and fu...

  15. PUBLISHER'S ANNOUNCEMENT: Editorial developments Editorial developments

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    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

  16. Open Peer Review by a Selected-Papers Network

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    Lee, Christopher

    2011-01-01

    A selected-papers (SP) network is a network in which researchers who read, write, and review articles subscribe to each other based on common interests. Instead of reviewing a manuscript in secret for the Editor of a journal, each reviewer simply publishes his review (typically of a paper he wishes to recommend) to his SP network subscribers. Once the SP network reviewers complete their review decisions, the authors can invite any journal editor they want to consider these reviews and initial audience size, and make a publication decision. Since all impact assessment, reviews, and revisions are complete, this decision process should be short. I show how the SP network can provide a new way of measuring impact, catalyze the emergence of new subfields, and accelerate discovery in existing fields, by providing each reader a fine-grained filter for high-impact. I present a three phase plan for building a basic SP network, and making it an effective peer review platform that can be used by journals, conferences, users of repositories such as arXiv, and users of search engines such as PubMed. I show how the SP network can greatly improve review and dissemination of research articles in areas that are not well-supported by existing journals. Finally, I illustrate how the SP network concept can work well with existing publication services such as journals, conferences, arXiv, PubMed, and online citation management sites. PMID:22291635

  17. Editorial 2015/X/2

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    Jana Dlouhá

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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.

  18. NOTA EDITORIAL

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    Mario Camacho Pinto

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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...

  19. Selected papers on number theory and algebraic geometry

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    Nomizu, Katsumi

    1996-01-01

    This book presents papers that originally appeared in the Japanese journal Sugaku from the Mathematical Society of Japan. The papers explore the relationship between number theory and algebraic geometry.

  20. HALT Selected Papers, 1993 with Language Teaching Ideas from Paradise.

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    Chandler, Paul, Ed.; Hodnett, Edda, Ed.

    In section I, papers presented at the Hawaii Association of Language Teachers (HALT) in 1993 are presented. Section II includes a number of projects received from a call for papers simultaneous to the call for the HALT papers. Section 1 contains: "This is Like a Foreign Language to Me: Keynote Address" (Bill VanPatten); "From Discussion Questions…

  1. Translation of selected papers published in Nuclear Constants 4, 1986

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    1989-08-01

    The document includes the English translation of 7 papers published in the Russian journal Nuclear Constants 4, 1986 and dealing with neutron data evaluations for actinide nuclei and iron. Refs, figs and tab

  2. Physics in the twentieth century. A selection of papers

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    Weisskopf, V.F.

    1974-01-01

    A number of papers from Victor F. Weisskopf have been collected in this book. The papers included in the first part are dealing with basic concepts in quantum mechanics. Particle-wave duality, quantum scale, and the Niels Bohr works. Papers in the second part describe the recent developments in the physics field during the 20th century: the electron theory, compound nucleus, nuclear structure, and quantum theory of elementary particles. The third part is concerned with peculiar cases: nuclear models, the Lorentz relativistic contraction, light-matter interaction, parity decay, and symmetry. In the fourth part are gathered papers on sciences in general, for which they present a sort of natural philosophy [fr

  3. Early Admissions at Selective Colleges. NBER Working Paper No. 14844

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    Avery, Christopher; Levin, Jonathan D.

    2009-01-01

    Early admissions is widely used by selective colleges and universities. We identify some basic facts about early admissions policies, including the admissions advantage enjoyed by early applicants and patterns in application behavior, and propose a game-theoretic model that matches these facts. The key feature of the model is that colleges want to…

  4. Selected papers from the 7th International Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology (MMB 2013)

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    Meng, Ellis; Takayama, Shuichi

    2014-03-01

    grateful to the many authors who contributed their research achievements to this exciting issue and to the anonymous reviewers for their invaluable insights and suggestions. We would also like to express our thanks to our colleagues on the international steering committee for their dedicated review of the selected presentations that appears at the conference. Finally, we appreciate the support of the editorial staff of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering for this inaugural MMB special issue. We look forward to continued collaboration in future MMB conferences.

  5. Nigerian Journal of Technological Development: Editorial Policies

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    ... according to the subject matter as a Research Paper, Review Paper or a Technical Note. ... The revised manuscript is again sent to one of the Editorial Board members for moderation before the authors are finally ... Business Manager

  6. Combinatorial algebraic geometry selected papers from the 2016 apprenticeship program

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    Sturmfels, Bernd

    2017-01-01

    This volume consolidates selected articles from the 2016 Apprenticeship Program at the Fields Institute, part of the larger program on Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry that ran from July through December of 2016. Written primarily by junior mathematicians, the articles cover a range of topics in combinatorial algebraic geometry including curves, surfaces, Grassmannians, convexity, abelian varieties, and moduli spaces. This book bridges the gap between graduate courses and cutting-edge research by connecting historical sources, computation, explicit examples, and new results.

  7. Papers

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    The chapters in this Volume 7 of a series of PAPERS are based on papers published in the period 2004 - 2008 authored/co-authored by Palle Thoft-Christensen......The chapters in this Volume 7 of a series of PAPERS are based on papers published in the period 2004 - 2008 authored/co-authored by Palle Thoft-Christensen...

  8. Thirty years of the Landau Institute selected papers

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    Khalatnikov, I M

    1996-01-01

    The Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics was created in 1965 by a group of LD Landau's pupils. Very soon, it was widely recognized as one of the world's leading centers in theoretical physics. According to Science Magazine, the Institute in the eighties had the highest citation index among all the scientific organizations in the former Soviet Union. This collection of the best papers of the Institute reflects the development of the many directions in the exact sciences during the last 30 years. The reader can find the original formulations of well-known notions in condensed matter theory,

  9. Selected papers, with commentary, of Tony Hilton Royle Skyrme

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    Skyrme, T H R

    1994-01-01

    The most important papers of Tony Hilton Royle Skyrme are collected in this volume which also includes commentaries by G Brown and other articles relating to the life and work of Tony Skryme, R Dalitz, E Witten and others. Skyrme's work was brilliant, profound and surprisingly useful. He provided an original solution to the problem of constructing fermions from bosons, formulating the topological soliton model of the nucleon. His two-parameter model of effective interactions in nuclei has yielded a remarkably accurate description of nuclear structure. His a-particle model of nuclei gave deep i

  10. 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

  11. Current issues in energy: a selection of papers

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    1979-01-01

    From this collection of papers by Dr. Starr one can possibly see the emergence of a new science of energy and society. The papers analyze problems underlying energy and its uses, the connections between energy and production processes and between economic output, and the effect of energy on present and future national/global welfare. The book questions and examines various energy options, their consequences and opportunities, and the role of energy efficiency in an industrialized society. The three major book divisions cover: (1) risk/benefit: analysis, disclosure, and acceptance; (2) energy technology; solar power generation, nuclear power and weapons proliferation, future technological options, and technical innovation; and (3) energy analysis and planning. Dr. Starr implies that, given the problems of our world - particularly its population growth and its inexorable demand for resources - technology offers the principal means to their solution. Further, he asserts that technology may be the only remaining unlimited resource available to man and to the kind of society he has evolved.

  12. Guest Editorial

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    Dolly Samson

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available It is an honor and a pleasure to have the December 2013 issue of Higher Learning Research Communications dedicate its issue to selected papers from the 4th International Conference on Teaching and Learning, held in Bangkok in November, 2013. The conference theme, Higher Learning in the ASEAN Context, highlights the emerging community of ten Southeast Asian nations and the upcoming launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC in 2015. The AEC will affect higher education systems in Southeast Asia in terms of harmonization of higher education and student mobility. This emerging regional demographic gives us a glimpse of the future of transnational education. The papers selected for this issue represent research both within and outside of ASEAN, all touching on aspects of transnational education. Jeannin reports on how diversity affects students’ learning in an international classroom in Thailand. Billingham, Gragg, and Bentley (Australia highlight technology integration as an internationalizing practice. Ling considers challenges and outcomes of bilingual teaching and learning at the graduate level in Vietnam, contributing to the postgraduate educational field, which has not been amply explored in this matter. Stetz and Bauman (US ask us to rethink the efficacy of recording our lectures for online viewing. Hartfield (Australia, Beltram-Cruz (Philippines, and Cruz (Philippines review new pedagogical paradigms utilizing technology. Al-Masum and Chowdhury report on problems and progress at Bangladesh Open University in bringing higher education to an underserved population. Throughout this issue, the authors bring a sense of internationality and the transnational transformation of higher education, along with the ubiquity of technology in the hands of the students and its impact on our teaching and learning styles. This issue of the HLRC Journal highlights some impacts that ASEAN and the AEC can and will have on higher education everywhere.

  13. Remote Sensing Best Paper Award 2013

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    2013-01-01

    Remote Sensing has started to institute a “Best Paper” award to recognize the most outstanding papers in the area of remote sensing techniques, design and applications published in Remote Sensing. We are pleased to announce the first “Remote Sensing Best Paper Award” for 2013. Nominations were selected by the Editor-in-Chief and selected editorial board members from among all the papers published in 2009. Reviews and research papers were evaluated separately.

  14. Editorial Refas

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    Adriano Maniçoba da Silva

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    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

  15. 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

  16. Editorial: IJBSAM: The first steps

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    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.

  17. 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

  18. Editorial Report - 2011

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    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.

  19. KCA Journal of Business Management: Editorial Policies

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    KCA Journal of Business Management: Editorial Policies ... Finance, Management, Human, Resources management, Business research methods, ... The papers should take into account the diversity of the targeted readership as reflected in ...

  20. Construction of flexible metal-organic framework (MOF) papers through MOF growth on filter paper and their selective dye capture.

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    Park, Jeehyun; Oh, Moonhyun

    2017-09-14

    The conjugation of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with other materials is an excellent strategy for the production of advanced materials having desired properties and so appropriate applicability. In particular, the integration of MOFs with a flexible paper is expected to form valuable materials in separation technology. Here we report a simple method for the generation of MOF papers through the compact and uniform growth of MOF nanoparticles on the cellulose surface of a carboxymethylated filter paper. The resulting MOF papers show a selective capture ability for negatively charged organic dyes and they can be used for dye separation through simple filtration of a dye solution on the MOF papers. In addition, MOF papers can be reused after a simple washing process without losing their effective dye capture ability.

  1. EDITORIAL: Special issue containing papers presented at the 12th International Workshop on H-mode Physics and Transport Barriers Special issue containing papers presented at the 12th International Workshop on H-mode Physics and Transport Barriers

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    Hahm, T. S.

    2010-06-01

    The 12th International Workshop on H-mode Physics and Transport Barriers was held at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, USA between September 30 and October 2, 2009. This meeting was the continuation of a series of previous meetings which was initiated in 1987 and has been held bi-annually since then. Following the recent tradition at the last few meetings, the program was sub- divided into six sessions. At each session, an overview talk was presented, followed by two or three shorter oral presentations which supplemented the coverage of important issues. These talks were followed by discussion periods and poster sessions of contributed papers. The sessions were: Physics of Transition to/from Enhanced Confinement Regimes, Pedestal and Edge Localized Mode Dynamics, Plasma Rotation and Momentum Transport, Role of 3D Physics in Transport Barriers, Transport Barriers: Theory and Simulations and High Priority ITER Issues on Transport Barriers. The diversity of the 90 registered participants was remarkable, with 22 different nationalities. US participants were in the majority (36), followed by Japan (14), South Korea (7), and China (6). This special issue of Nuclear Fusion consists of a cluster of 18 accepted papers from submitted manuscripts based on overview talks and poster presentations. The paper selection procedure followed the guidelines of Nuclear Fusion which are essentially the same as for regular articles with an additional requirement on timeliness of submission, review and revision. One overview paper and five contributed papers report on the H-mode pedestal related results which reflect the importance of this issue concerning the successful operation of ITER. Four papers address the rotation and momentum transport which play a crucial role in transport barrier physics. The transport barrier transition condition is the main focus of other four papers. Finally, four additional papers are devoted to the behaviour and control of

  2. from Editorial

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    2011-07-01

    to reveal the students’ opinions about the use of PDAs (Personal Digital Assistant in learning environment within the context of multimedia based applications. The seventh one is again from NIGERIA. On “Survey of Barriers Affecting The Use of Information Communication Technologies (Icts Among Distance Learners: A Case Study of Nigeria” written by Christine I. OFULUE, National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos, NIGERIA. Her paper has aimed to seek and to identify these barriers and consequently, strategies to overcome them within the Nigerian context. Subjects of the research are OD learners in three selected distance learning institutions in Nigeria. The eight article is come from INDIA. Titled article is on “Re-Searching Secondary Teacher Trainees In Distance Education And Face-To-Face Mode: Study of Their Background Variables, Personal Characteristics and Academic Performance”, written by Mamta GARG and Sudesh GAKHAR from Department of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh, INDIA. The purpose of this study was to conducted to describe and compare the background variables, personal characteristics and academic performance of secondary teacher trainees in distance education and face-to-face mode. The results indicated that teacher trainees in distance education differed from their counterparts in age, marital status, sex and socio-economic status.The 9th article is arrived to us from BANGLDESH and written by Sabiha SULTANA, Tasrun JAHAN and Sharker Md. NUMAN from Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur, BANGLADESH on A Study Of Learners Perception And Attitude Towards Ba/Bss Program of SSHL of Bangladesh Open University. This paper focuses of this paper is to find out learners’ views and attitude towards BA/BSS program at BOU. In this study, 187 respondents were randomly selected from 15 tutorial centers of 2 Regional Resource centers (RRCs of BOU. The article is which numbered as 10, again from INDIA. Article is entitled as “Planning The Networking of

  3. NOTA EDITORIAL

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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.

    Más aspectos comentables son los referibles a la en algo o en

  4. EDITORIAL - ARQUIVOLOGIA

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    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

  5. A grammar of newspaper editorial language: The complex sentence ...

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    This study sets out to examine what linguistic choices are made at the level of the sentence in selected English Language editorials in a particular newspaper in Ghana – the Daily Graphic. Data for the study consists of 338 selected sentences from 22 editorials of the Daily Graphic published in January 2008. We have ...

  6. Editorial introduction.

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    Gelso, Charles J

    2007-09-01

    Introduces the special section in the current issue of Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training. This section contains a reprint of Carl R. Rogers' (1957) seminal paper on the necessary and sufficient conditions for constructive personality change, as well as 11 reaction papers from some of the best psychotherapy theoreticians and researchers of our time. The reaction papers address the impact of Rogers' paper on the field of psychotherapy in general and therapy of the commenter's persuasion in particular, limitations of Rogers' viewpoints, the most important and enduring aspects of Rogers' theoretical statement, and how Rogers' ideas may exhibit themselves directly and indirectly in the current psychotherapy scene. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

  7. EDITORIAL NOTE

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    study was to assess the role of financial institutions towards affordable housing to middle income earners in Kampala City. A sample size of 113 respondents was selected using both probability and non-probability sampling methods. Data was collected and analysed using mixed methods. Findings revealed a weak positive.

  8. Special Issue of Selected Papers from Visualization and Data Analysis 2011

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    Kao, David L.; Wong, Pak Chung

    2012-01-01

    This special issue features the best papers that were selected from the 18th SPIE Conference on Visualization and Data Analysis (VDA 2011). This annual conference is a major international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in data visualization and analytics research, development, and applications. VDA 2011 received 42 high-quality submissions from around the world. Twenty-four papers were selected for full conference papers. The top five papers have been expanded and reviewed for this special issue.

  9. Editorial note

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    Gani, Rafiqul; Hrymak, A.; Lee, J.

    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...

  10. EDITORIAL: Invited papers from the international meeting on 'New Frontiers in Numerical Relativity' (Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam, Germany, 17 21 July 2006)

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    Campanelli, M.; Rezzolla, L.

    2007-06-01

    techniques and the mathematical methods needed for successful solution of the Einstein equations for binary black holes. Clearly, an important frontier, and actually a long-awaited one, was finally open and the `gold rush' was just about to begin by the time the `New Frontiers in Numerical Relativity' meeting started its sessions in July 2006. And so, almost 20 years since the almost homonymous meeting held at Urbana Champaign (`Frontiers in Numerical Relativity', University of Illinois, IL, USA, 1988), the `New Frontiers in Numerical Relativity' meeting at the AEI saw the enthusiastic participation of a great part of the community, with 127 participants present (in 1988 they were 55) and with a large majority being represented by students and postdocs, a reassuring sign of good health for the community. Faithful to the title of the conference, the programme was dedicated to the many and diversified `frontiers' in numerical relativity and organized so as to have few talks with ample time dedicated to discussions. Overall, the talks presented at the meeting covered all of the most salient aspects of numerical relativity: from the formulation of the Einstein equations, over to the initial-value problem in general relativity, from the evolution of vacuum and non-vacuum spacetimes, to multiblock adaptive mesh-refinement techniques, from boundary conditions and perturbative methods, to relativistic fluids and plasmas. The contributions in this special issue represent a selection of that research, but also include invited papers from authors who were not present at the meeting but were pursuing research at the forefronts of numerical relativity. In addition to the more traditional sessions, the `New Frontiers in Numerical Relativity' meeting also hosted a less traditional session, dedicated to an `unconstrained' discussion which covered some of the most controversial issues that emerged during the conference. During this session, chaired by E Seidel, a lively discussion took place

  11. Guest Editorial

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    Evelyn Ai Lin Teo

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available This section contains upgraded papers originally published at The CIB W099 International Conference on "Modelling and Building Health and Safety”, which was organised and hosted by the Department of Building, National University of Singapore (NUS. It was held on 10 -11 September 2012 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center, Singapore.  The focal objectives of this section are to explore the integration and application of new techniques, technologies and strategies towards attaining verifiable improvements in occupational safety and health in construction.

  12. 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...

  13. PUBLISHER'S ANNOUNCEMENT: Editorial developments Editorial developments

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    Gillan, Rebecca

    2009-01-01

    We are delighted to announce that from January 2009, Professor Murray T Batchelor of the Australian National University, Canberra will be the new Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. Murray Batchelor has been Editor of the Mathematical Physics section of the journal since 2007. Prior to this, he served as a Board Member and an Advisory Panel member for the journal. His primary area of research is the statistical mechanics of exactly solved models. He holds a joint appointment in mathematics and physics and has held visiting positions at the Universities of Leiden, Amsterdam, Oxford and Tokyo. We very much look forward to working with Murray to continue to improve the journal's quality and interest to the readership. We would like to thank our outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Professor Carl M Bender. Carl has done a magnificent job as Editor-in-Chief and has worked tirelessly to improve the journal over the last five years. Carl has been instrumental in designing and implementing strategies that have enhanced the quality of papers published and service provided by Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. Notably, under his tenure, we have introduced the Fast Track Communications (FTC) section to the journal. This section provides a venue for outstanding short papers that report new and timely developments in mathematical and theoretical physics and offers accelerated publication and high visibility for our authors. During the last five years, we have raised the quality threshold for acceptance in the journal and now reject over 60% of submissions. As a result, papers published in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical are amongst the best in the field. We have also maintained and improved on our excellent receipt-to-first-decision times, which now average less than 50 days for papers. We have recently announced another innovation; the Journal of Physics A Best Paper Prize. These prizes will honour excellent papers

  14. [The Editorial Advisory Committee].

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    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.

  15. Why and How to Write a High-Impact Review Paper: Lessons From Eight Years of Editorial Board Service to Reviews of Geophysics

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    Moldwin, Mark B.; Florindo, Fabio; Okin, Gregory; Robock, Alan; Rohling, Eelco J.; Cardenas, Bayani; Carlton, Annmarie; Chen, Kate Huihsuan; Crucifix, Michel; Gettelman, Andrew; Hubbard, Alun; Katsura, Tomoo; Painter, Thomas H.

    2017-12-01

    High-impact review papers describe and synthesize the current state of the art, the open questions and controversies, and provide ideas for future investigations. They are written not only for a specific scientific discipline but also for the broader Earth and space science community. They not only summarize the literature, but they also create a framework from which to understand the progress, problems, and connections between different communities, observations, models, and approaches. Here we describe how to write a high-impact review paper, and why you should consider writing one for Reviews of Geophysics.

  16. PREFACE: Editorial

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    Strikhanov, Mikhail N.; Pivovarov, Yury L.

    2010-04-01

    This volume contains the papers presented at 8th International Symposium on Radiation from Relativistic Electrons in Periodic Structures (RREPS'09), which was held in Zvenigorod, Moscow Region, Russia, from 7 to 11 September 2009, organized jointly by National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow) and Tomsk Polytechnic University (Tomsk), Russia. University MEPhI (Moscow) and Tomsk Polytechnic University (Tomsk), Russia. RREPS was founded in September 1993 by an initiative of the Nuclear Physics Institute at Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia, with the intention of strengthening basic and applied research focused on radiation from relativistic particles in natural and artificial periodic structures. Since then, the symposium has developed into a forum attracting scientists from different fields and from many countries all over the world. RREPS'09 followed previous successful series of biennial RREPS symposia at Tomsk (1993, 1995, 1997, 2003), Baikal Lake (1999), Aya Lake (Altai, Russia, 2001) and Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic, 2007). Five NIMB topical issues (V 145 No 1-2, October 1998; V 173 No 1-2, January 2001; V 201(1) January 2003; V 227, Issues 1-2, January 2005; V 266, Issue 17, September 2008) have been published as outgrowth of these symposia. Traditionally, the RREPS program includes following topics: General Properties of Electromagnetic Radiation from Relativistic Particles Transition Radiation Parametric X- Radiation Diffraction Radiation and Smith-Purcell Effect Coherent Bremsstrahlung and Channeling Radiation Crystal- Assisted Processes Applications of Monochromatic X- and Gamma- Beams Produced at Electron Accelerators The present RREPS'09 Symposium was dedicated to the modern problems in radiation from relativistic electrons in crystals and other periodic structures, as well as to new applications of photon and electron beams. During the last few decades, electromagnetic radiation from relativistic particles, both in

  17. Philosophical Papers: Submissions

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    Articles should be relevant to the analytic tradition in philosophy, understood broadly and including critiques of that tradition. All submissions are independently refereed. In most cases, decisions are based on reports from at least two referees. Final editorial decisions are made by the Editorial Board of Philosophical Papers.

  18. Selected Topics on Systems Modeling and Natural Language Processing: Editorial Introduction to the Issue 7 of CSIMQ

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    Full Text Available The seventh issue of Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly presents five papers devoted to two distinct research topics: systems modeling and natural language processing (NLP. Both of these subjects are very important in computer science. Through modeling we can simplify the studied problem by concentrating on only one aspect at a time. Moreover, a properly constructed model allows the modeler to work on higher levels of abstraction and not having to concentrate on details. Since the size and complexity of information systems grows rapidly, creating good models of such systems is crucial. The analysis of natural language is slowly becoming a widely used tool in commerce and day to day life. Opinion mining allows recommender systems to provide accurate recommendations based on user-generated reviews. Speech recognition and NLP are the basis for such widely used personal assistants as Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google Now. While a lot of work has already been done on natural language processing, the research usually concerns widely used languages, such as English. Consequently, natural language processing in languages other than English is very relevant subject and is addressed in this issue.

  19. Selected papers from the 23rd MicroMechanics and Microsystems Europe Workshop (MME 2012) (Ilmenau, Germany, September 9-12, 2012)

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    Hoffmann, Martin

    2013-07-01

    least, it has been an honour and pleasure for me to collaborate with the editorial staff of JMM, with the selected best papers presented at MME 2012 included in this special section and the best poster awards sponsored by IOP Publishing. This collaboration will hopefully continue for many future MME workshops, as it is very encouraging for young scientists! I underline this from my own perspective: I attended my first MME workshop in 1998 in Ulvik, Norway; it was quite motivating and I had a lot of fruitful discussions followed by one of my first papers being published in this journal. So it was a great pleasure for me to host MME 2012 in Ilmenau, Germany, which has finally resulted in this special section.

  20. Standard Javanese Causatives in online editorials and short stories

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    Full Text Available This paper explores the distinctive features of the standard Javanese causatives in on-line editorials and short stories. This research is based on written corpus. This written corpus was compiled from articles published in an online newspaper Solo Pos. To analyze the corpus, I have developed a system of manual annotation to identify the features of verb transitivity, the animacy and humanness of the verb, the presence of active, passive and ergative-like clauses and the number of other grammatical and semantic features using a system of tags. Using this annotation, I analyze the data based on dua anlaysis: genre analysis, functional analysis using a quantitative method. The findings show that genre influences the selection of causative types (markers. Also, there exists gawe used as a verb of causation in both editorials and short stories which contradicts to the canonical rule of the Javanese active verb and Malihah’s (2014 findings. The finding also shows that the standard Javanese causative in online editorials and short stories occurs with intransitive verbs. The last finding is that active clause is the relative prominent type of clause which occurs in all marker. In conclusion, the above findings have made contributions to knowledge to Javanese grammar.

  1. Editorializing in L2: The Case of Philippine English

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    Dayag, Danilo T.

    2004-01-01

    This paper examines the discourse structure of newspaper editorials in Philippine English in terms of their macrostructure and their lexico-grammatical features. Data were taken from three leading English-language newspapers in the Philippines. Toulmin's framework is used in analyzing the macrostructure of the editorials. The study posits that the…

  2. 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:.

  3. Peer-selected "best papers"-are they really that "good"?

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    Wainer, Jacques; Eckmann, Michael; Rocha, Anderson

    2015-01-01

    Peer evaluation is the cornerstone of science evaluation. In this paper, we analyze whether or not a form of peer evaluation, the pre-publication selection of the best papers in Computer Science (CS) conferences, is better than random, when considering future citations received by the papers. Considering 12 conferences (for several years), we collected the citation counts from Scopus for both the best papers and the non-best papers. For a different set of 17 conferences, we collected the data from Google Scholar. For each data set, we computed the proportion of cases whereby the best paper has more citations. We also compare this proportion for years before 2010 and after to evaluate if there is a propaganda effect. Finally, we count the proportion of best papers that are in the top 10% and 20% most cited for each conference instance. The probability that a best paper will receive more citations than a non best paper is 0.72 (95% CI = 0.66, 0.77) for the Scopus data, and 0.78 (95% CI = 0.74, 0.81) for the Scholar data. There are no significant changes in the probabilities for different years. Also, 51% of the best papers are among the top 10% most cited papers in each conference/year, and 64% of them are among the top 20% most cited. There is strong evidence that the selection of best papers in Computer Science conferences is better than a random selection, and that a significant number of the best papers are among the top cited papers in the conference.

  4. Toward a formalization of the process to select IMIA Yearbook best papers.

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    Lamy, J-B; Séroussi, B; Griffon, N; Kerdelhué, G; Jaulent, M-C; Bouaud, J

    2015-01-01

    Each year, the International Medical Informatics Association Yearbook recognizes significant scientific papers, labelled as "best papers", published the previous year in the subfields of biomedical informatics that correspond to the different section topics of the journal. For each section, about fifteen pre-selected "candidate" best papers are externally peer-reviewed to select the actual best papers. Although based on the available literature, little is known about the pre-selection process. To move toward an explicit formalization of the candidate best papers selection process to reduce variability in the literature search across sections and over years. A methodological framework is proposed to build for each section topic specific queries tailored to PubMed and Web of Science citation databases. The two sets of returned papers are merged and reviewed by two independent section editors and citations are tagged as "discarded", "pending", and "kept". A protocolized consolidation step is then jointly conducted to resolve conflicts. A bibliographic software tool, BibReview, was developed to support the whole process. The proposed search strategy was fully applied to the Decision Support section of the 2013 edition of the Yearbook. For this section, 1124 references were returned (689 PubMed-specific, 254 WoS-specific, 181 common to both databases) among which the 15 candidate best papers were selected. The search strategy for determining candidate best papers for an IMIA Yearbook's section is now explicitly specified and allows for reproducibility. However, some aspects of the whole process remain reviewer-dependent, mostly because there is no characterization of a "best paper".

  5. Selected papers from the 7th International Conference on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-bio (BAMN2013)

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    Shahinpoor, Mohsen; Oh, Ilkwon

    2014-07-01

    The 7th International Congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio was held on the magnificent and beautiful Jeju Island in Korea on 26-30 August 2013. In June 2007, the volcanic island and lava tube cave systems were designated as UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites for their natural beauty and unique geographical values. The aim of the congress was to offer high-level lectures, extensive discussions and communications covering the state-of-the-art on biomimetics, artificial muscles, and nano-bio technologies providing an overview of their potential applications in the industrial, biomedical, scientific and robotic fields. This conference provided a necessary platform for an ongoing dialogue between researchers from different areas (chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, engineering, robotics, etc) within biomimetics, artificial muscle and nano-bio technologies. This special issue of Smart Materials and Structures is devoted to a selected number of research papers that were presented at BAMN2013. Of the 400 or so papers and over 220 posters presented at this international congress, 15 papers were finally received, reviewed and accepted for this special issue, following the regular peer review procedures of the journal. The special issue covers polymeric artificial muscles, electroactive polymers, multifunctional nanocomposites, and their applications. In particular, electromechanical performance and other characteristics of ionic polymer-metal composites (IPMCs) fabricated with various commercially available ion exchange membranes are discussed. Additionally, the control of free-edge interlaminar stresses in composite laminates using piezoelectric actuators is elaborated on. Further, the electrode effects of a cellulose-based electroactive paper energy harvester are described. Next, a flexible tactile-feedback touch screen using transparent ferroelectric polymer film vibrators is discussed. A broad coverage of bio-applications of IPMC transducers is

  6. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus: Editorial Policies

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    ). The SPiL Plus series has two main aims. Firstly, it serves as a vehicle for the distribution of new and relatively inaccessible information in the field of modern linguistics. Secondly, it aims to stimulate critical discussion in Southern African ...

  7. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics: Editorial Policies

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    Editors, authors and reviewers are expected to conform to the standards of ethical behaviour and plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated. The following duties outlined for editors, authors, and reviewers are based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers and ...

  8. Selected papers from the 2nd IEEEE Nordic Circuits and Systems Conference (NorCAS), 2016

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    Sparsø, Jens

    2018-01-01

    This special issue includes selected papers from the 2nd IEEEE Nordic Circuits and Systems Conference (NorCAS), held in Linköping, Sweden, October 24-25, 2016. The IEEE NorCAS conference is the main circuits and systems event of the Nordic and Baltic countries representing both academia and the e......This special issue includes selected papers from the 2nd IEEEE Nordic Circuits and Systems Conference (NorCAS), held in Linköping, Sweden, October 24-25, 2016. The IEEE NorCAS conference is the main circuits and systems event of the Nordic and Baltic countries representing both academia...

  9. 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.

  10. Promoting editorial capacity in psychiatric journals in low and middle ...

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    5Asean Journal of Psychiatr, Malaysia. 6Journal of Pakistan ... aspects that comprise requirements for selection, the political and strategic components of an ... content, review process, editorial structure and funding. Each presentation.

  11. Software Technologies - 8th International Joint Conference, ICSOFT 2013 : Revised Selected Papers

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    Cordeiro, José; van Sinderen, Marten J.

    2014-01-01

    The present book includes extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from the 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies (ICSOFT 2013), which was co-organized by the Reykjavik University (RU) and sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information,

  12. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2013: Selected Papers from 'Going Romance' Amsterdam 2013

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    Aboh, E.O.; Schaeffer, J.C.; Sleeman, P.

    2015-01-01

    The Going Romance conferences are a major European annual discussion forum for theoretically relevant research on Romance languages. This volume assembles a selection of the papers that were presented at the 27th edition of Going Romance, which was organized by the University of Amsterdam in

  13. Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands 2004 : Selected papers from the fifteenth CLIN meeting

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    Wouden, Ton van der; Poß, Michaela; Reckman, Hilke; Cremers, Crit

    2005-01-01

    This volume contains a selection of the papers presented at the fifteenth installment of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands, held at Leiden University on Friday, December 17th, 2004. Organized by the computational linguists of what was at that time called the Leiden Centre for Linguistics

  14. Racial Segregation Patterns in Selective Universities. CEP Discussion Paper No. 1219

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    Arcidiacono, Peter; Aucejo, Esteban; Hussey, Andrew; Spenner, Kenneth

    2013-01-01

    This paper examines sorting into interracial friendships at selective universities. We show significant friendship segregation, particularly for blacks. Indeed, black friendships are no more diverse in college than in high school despite the colleges blacks attend having substantially smaller black populations. We show that part of the reason for…

  15. 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.

  16. Guest Editorial: Flexible Operation and Control for Medium Voltage Direct-Current (MVDC) Grid

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    Li, Yong; Guerrero, Josep M.; Siano, Pierluigi

    2017-01-01

    We appreciate very much the support from the IET Power Electronics editorial board for this Special Issue on ‘Flexible Operation and Control for Medium Voltage Direct-Current (MVDC) Grid’. In this final version for publication, 15 papers have been selected for this Special Issue. Three papers...... relate to the topology of MVDC converter, four papers relate to the control of MVDC converter, four papers relate to the introduction of application fields of MVDC grid, and four papers relate to the semiconductor power device and drives towards the application in the medium- and high-voltage DC grid....

  17. IV international conference on computational methods in marine engineering : selected papers

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    Oñate, Eugenio; García-Espinosa, Julio; Kvamsdal, Trond; Bergan, Pål; MARINE 2011

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    This book contains selected papers from the Fourth International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering, held at Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal in September 2011.  Nowadays, computational methods are an essential tool of engineering, which includes a major field of interest in marine applications, such as the maritime and offshore industries and engineering challenges related to the marine environment and renewable energies. The 2011 Conference included 8 invited plenary lectures and 86 presentations distributed through 10 thematic sessions that covered many of the most relevant topics of marine engineering today. This book contains 16 selected papers from the Conference that cover “CFD for Offshore Applications”, “Fluid-Structure Interaction”, “Isogeometric Methods for Marine Engineering”, “Marine/Offshore Renewable Energy”, “Maneuvering and Seakeeping”, “Propulsion and Cavitation” and “Ship Hydrodynamics”.  The papers we...

  18. Selected Papers and Presentations Presented at MODSIM World 2010 Conference and Expo. Part 1

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    Pinelli, Thomas E. (Editor)

    2011-01-01

    MODSIM World 2010 was held in Hampton, Virginia, October 13-15, 2010. The theme of the 2010 conference & expo was "21st Century Decision-Making: The Art of Modeling& Simulation". The conference program consisted of seven technical tracks - Defense, Engineering and Science, Health & Medicine, Homeland Security & First Responders, The Human Dimension, K-20 STEM Education, and Serious Games & Virtual Worlds. Selected papers and presentations from MODSIM World 2010 Conference & Expo are contained in this NASA Conference Publication (CP). Section 8.0 of this CP contains papers from MODSIM World 2009 Conference & Expo that were unavailable at the time of publication of NASA/CP-2010-216205 Selected Papers Presented at MODSIM World 2009 Conference and Expo, March 2010.

  19. Selected Papers and Presentations Presented at MODSIM World 2010 Conference Expo. Part 2

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    Pinelli, Thomas E. (Editor)

    2011-01-01

    MODSIM World 2010 was held in Hampton, Virginia, October 13-15, 2010. The theme of the 2010 conference & expo was "21st Century Decision-Making: The Art of Modeling& Simulation". The conference program consisted of seven technical tracks - Defense, Engineering and Science, Health & Medicine, Homeland Security & First Responders, The Human Dimension, K-20 STEM Education, and Serious Games & Virtual Worlds. Selected papers and presentations from MODSIM World 2010 Conference & Expo are contained in this NASA Conference Publication (CP). Section 8.0 of this CP contains papers from MODSIM World 2009 Conference & Expo that were unavailable at the time of publication of NASA/CP-2010-216205 Selected Papers Presented at MODSIM World 2009 Conference and Expo, March 2010.

  20. PUBLISHER'S ANNOUNCEMENT: Editorial developments

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    2009-01-01

    We are delighted to announce that from January 2009, Professor Murray T Batchelor of the Australian National University, Canberra will be the new Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. Murray Batchelor has been Editor of the Mathematical Physics section of the journal since 2007. Prior to this, he served as a Board Member and an Advisory Panel member for the journal. His primary area of research is the statistical mechanics of exactly solved models. He holds a joint appointment in mathematics and physics and has held visiting positions at the Universities of Leiden, Amsterdam, Oxford and Tokyo. We very much look forward to working with Murray to continue to improve the journal's quality and interest to the readership. We would like to thank our outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Professor Carl M Bender. Carl has done a magnificent job as Editor-in-Chief and has worked tirelessly to improve the journal over the last five years. Carl has been instrumental in designing and implementing strategies that have enhanced the quality of papers published and service provided by Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. Notably, under his tenure, we have introduced the Fast Track Communications (FTC) section to the journal. This section provides a venue for outstanding short papers that report new and timely developments in mathematical and theoretical physics and offers accelerated publication and high visibility for our authors. During the last five years, we have raised the quality threshold for acceptance in the journal and now reject over 60% of submissions. As a result, papers published in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical are amongst the best in the field. We have also maintained and improved on our excellent receipt-to-first-decision times, which now average less than 50 days for papers. We have recently announced another innovation; the Journal of Physics A Best Paper Prize. These prizes will honour excellent papers

  1. Journal of Educational Foundations: Editorial Policies

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    Focus and Scope. The Journal of Educational Foundations (JEF) publishes papers from all fields in education. The Editorial Board accepts original, scholarly ... The purpose of the Department of Educational Foundations, University of Jos, is to produce high-quality educators with the necessary academic, analytic, and ...

  2. Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Editorial ...

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    Reviewers are to recognise that acceptance and publication of papers reviewed still rests solely on the Editorial Board of the Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and this is without prejudice to appreciation of the worth of their unremunerated efforts. aims to serve clinical and basic scientists in areas of ...

  3. Analysis of Paper reduction schemes to develop selection criteria for ofdm signals

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    Abro, F.R.

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a review of different PAPR (Peak to Average Power Ratio) reduction schemes of OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) signals. The schemes that have been considered include Clipping and Filtering, Coding, ACE (Active Contstellation Extension), SLM (Selected Mapping), PTS (Partial Transmit Sequence), TI (Tone Injection) and TR (Tone Reservation). A comparative analysis has been carried out qualitatively. It has been demonstrated how these schemes can be combined with MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) technologies. Finally, criteria for selection of PAPR reduction schemes of OFDM systems are discussed. (author)

  4. Editorial – Using sexual identity labels to move beyond them

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    das Nair, Roshan

    2010-01-01

    This is the first issue of the Psychology of Sexualities Review. As mentioned in my previous Editorial, this change in name reflects the change made to the Section’s name, following a ballot of the Section’s membership. I trust that the papers in this issue are a testament to the Editorial Team’s promise to continue the legacy of the Lesbian & Gay Psychology Review’s of publishing high quality papers. In this Editorial I focus on the idea of using sexual identity labels, which have served us ...

  5. Renewal and Change (Editorial

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    Denise Koufogiannakis

    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

  6. EDITORIAL: Special issue containing papers presented at the 11th IAEA Technical Meeting on Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Systems Special issue containing papers presented at the 11th IAEA Technical Meeting on Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Systems

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    Kolesnichenko, Ya.

    2010-08-01

    subsequent meetings (Aspenäs (1991), Trieste (1993), Princeton (1995), and JET/Abingdon (1997)) were entitled `Alpha Particles in Fusion Research'. During the JET/Abingdon meeting in 1997 it was decided to extend the topic by including other suprathermal particles, in particular accelerated electrons, and rename the meetings accordingly. The subsequent meetings with the current name `Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Systems' were held in Naka (1999), Gothenburg (2001), San Diego (2003), Takayama (2005) and Kloster Seeon (2007). The most recent meeting in this series was held in Kyiv, Ukraine, in September 2009. This was an anniversary meeting, 20 years after the first meeting. Like the first meeting, it was hosted by the Institute for Nuclear Research, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. It was attended by about 80 researchers from 18 countries, ITER, and EC. The program of the meeting consisted of 78 presentations, including 12 invited talks, 16 oral contributed talks, and 50 posters, which were selected by the International Advisory Committee (IAC). The IAC consisted of 11 people representing EC (L.-G. Eriksson), Germany (S. Günter), Italy (F. Zonca), Japan (K. Shinohara and K. Toi), Switzerland (A. Fasoli), UK (S. Sharapov), Ukraine (Ya. Kolesnichenko—IAC Chair), USA (H. Berk, W. Heidbrink, and R. Nazikian). The meeting program covered a wide range of physics issues concerning energetic ions in toroidal fusion facilities—tokamaks, stellarators, and spherical tori. Many new interesting and practically important results of both experimental and theoretical studies were reported. The research presented covered topics such as instabilities driven by energetic ions, transport of energetic ions caused by plasma microturbulence and destabilized eigenmodes, non-linear phenomena induced by the instabilities, classical transport processes, effects of runaway electrons, diagnostics of energetic ions and plasmas, and aspects of ITER physics. In addition to these

  7. Psychometric comparison of paper-and-pencil and online personality assessments in a selection setting

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    Tina Joubert

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available The goal of the study was to determine whether the Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ32i yielded comparable results when two different modes of administration, namely paper and-pencil and Internet- based administration, were used in real-life, high-stakes selection settings. Two studies were conducted in which scores obtained online in unproctored settings were compared with scores obtained during proctored paper-and-pencil settings. The psychometric properties of the paper-and-pencil and Internet-based applications were strikingly similar. Structural equation modelling with EQS indicated substantial support for the hypothesis that covariance matrices of the paper-and-pencil and online applications in both studies were identical. It was concluded that relationships between the OPQ32i scales were not affected by mode of administration or supervision.

  8. Theory of many-electron atoms. Selected papers. Teoriya mnogoehlektronnykh atomov. Izbrannye trudy

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    Jucys, A P

    1978-01-01

    Selected papers of the founder of contemporary theoretical physics in Lithuania Adolfas Jucys on the theory of many-electron atoms and their spectra are presented, as well as a complete bibliography of his scientific works, a brief biographical essay and description of his scientific and social activities, reminiscences of other scientists about him. In these papers such questions are considered: Fock's self-consistent field in different approximations, various problems of the many-configurational approximation, incomplete separation of variables, expanded calculation method, application of nonorthogonal radial orbitals, method of irreducible tensor operators, graphical representation of the matrix elements and a number of other problems.

  9. Quantitative Evaluation of Iranian Radiology Papers and Its Comparison with Selected Countries

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    Ghafoori, Mahyar; Emami, Hasan; Sedaghat, Abdolrasoul; Ghiasi, Mohammad; Shakiba, Madjid; Alavi, Manijeh

    2014-01-01

    Recent technological developments in medicine, including modern radiology have promoted the impact of scientific researches on social life. The scientific outputs such as article and patents are products that show the scientists’ attempt to access these achievements. In the current study, we evaluate the current situation of Iranian scientists in the field of radiology and compare it with the selected countries in terms of scientific papers. For this purpose, we used scientometric tools to quantitatively assess the scientific papers in the field of radiology. Radiology papers were evaluated in the context of medical field audit using retrospective model. We used the related databases of biomedical sciences for extraction of articles related to radiology. In the next step, the situation of radiology scientific products of the country were determined with respect to the under study regional countries. Results of the current study showed a ratio of 0.19% for Iranian papers in PubMed database published in 2009. In addition, in 2009, Iranian papers constituted 0.29% of the Scopus scientific database. The proportion of Iranian papers in the understudy region was 7.6%. To diminish the gap between Iranian scientific radiology papers and other competitor countries in the region and achievement of document 2025 goals, multifold effort of the society of radiology is necessary

  10. 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…

  11. Editorial: Introductions All Around

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    2015-12-01

    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 […

  12. Inkjet printed paper based frequency selective surfaces and skin mounted RFID tags : the interrelation between silver nanoparticle ink, paper substrate and low temperature sintering technique

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    Sanchez-Romaquera, V.; Wïnscher, S.; Turki, B.M.; Abbel, R.J.; Barbosa, S.; Tate, D.J.; Oyeka, D.; Batchelor, J.C.; Parker, E.A.; Schubert, U.S.; Yeates, S.G.

    2015-01-01

    Inkjet printing of functional frequency selective surfaces (FSS) and radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on commercial paper substrates using silver nanoparticle inks sintered using low temperature thermal, plasma and photonic techniques is reported. Printed and sintered FSS devices

  13. Review paper of gateway selection schemes for MANET of NEMO (MANEMO)

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    Mahmood, Z; Hashim, A; Khalifa, O; Anwar, F; Hameed, S

    2013-01-01

    The fast growth of Internet applications brings with it new challenges for researchers to provide new solutions that guarantee better Internet access for mobile hosts and networks. The globally reachable, Home-Agent based, infrastructure Network Mobility (NEMO) and the local, multi-hop, and infrastructure-less Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET) developed by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) support different topologies of the mobile networks. A new architecture was proposed by combining both topologies to obtain Mobile Ad Hoc NEMO (MANEMO). However, the integration of NEMO and MANET introduces many challenges such as network loops, sub-optimal route, redundant tunnel problem, absence of communication without Home Agent reachability, and exit router selection when multiple Exit Routers to the Internet exist. This paper aims to review the different proposed models that could be used to implement the gateway selection mechanism and it highlights the strengths as well as the limitations of these approaches

  14. Highly selective and reversible chemosensor for Pd(2+) detected by fluorescence, colorimetry, and test paper.

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    Wang, Mian; Liu, Xiaomei; Lu, Huizhe; Wang, Hongmei; Qin, Zhaohai

    2015-01-21

    A "turn-on" fluorescent and colorimetric chemosensor (RBS) for Pd(2+) has been designed and synthesized through introduction of sulfur as a ligand atom to Rhodamine B. RBS exhibits high selectivity (freedom from the interference of Hg(2+ )in particular) and sensitivity toward Pd(2+) with a detection limit as low as 2.4 nM. RBS is also a reversible sensor, and it can be made into test paper to detect Pd(2+) in pure water. Compared to the chemosensors that introduced phosphorus to Rhodamine to detect Pd(2+), RBS can be synthesized more simply and economically.

  15. Through measurement to knowledge the selected papers of Heike Kamerlingh onnes 1853–1926

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    1991-01-01

    "Tile; D'apC:Tile; l. DpWTa ()coi 7rpo7rapod)w £ D'T}K,mi'. "between us and Goodness the gods have placed the sweat of our brows". This quote from Isiodos, the first lyrical poet, is jotted on a sheet of paper found among the papers of Heike Kamerlingh Onnes at the Boerhaave Museum, Leiden. On this same sheet, one can also read quotes from Schiller, Goethe, Shakespeare, Homer, Pindar and Dante. Each quote is for somebody or something. It appears to have been a game played at least by Ehrenfest and Crommelin -an unmistakable sign of these two physicists's deep culture. This particular quote was for the "Werkplaats", the Physical Laboratory of the University of Leiden. Our purpose in putting together the Selected Papers of its first Director, Kamerlingh Onnes (1853-1926), is to try and articulate the dominant trends of a different type of culture at Leiden: its physics culture during the years that established low temperature physics as a distinct branch of physics. Our aims in choosing the particular papers a...

  16. Selective Distance-Based K+ Quantification on Paper-Based Microfluidics.

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    Gerold, Chase T; Bakker, Eric; Henry, Charles S

    2018-04-03

    In this study, paper-based microfluidic devices (μPADs) capable of K + quantification in aqueous samples, as well as in human serum, using both colorimetric and distance-based methods are described. A lipophilic phase containing potassium ionophore I (valinomycin) was utilized to achieve highly selective quantification of K + in the presence of Na + , Li + , and Mg 2+ ions. Successful addition of a suspended lipophilic phase to a wax printed paper-based device is described and offers a solution to current approaches that rely on organic solvents, which damage wax barriers. The approach provides an avenue for future alkali/alkaline quantification utilizing μPADs. Colorimetric spot tests allowed for K + quantification from 0.1-5.0 mM using only 3.00 μL of sample solution. Selective distance-based quantification required small sample volumes (6.00 μL) and gave responses sensitive enough to distinguish between 1.0 and 2.5 mM of sample K + . μPADs using distance-based methods were also capable of differentiating between 4.3 and 6.9 mM K + in human serum samples. Distance-based methods required no digital analysis, electronic hardware, or pumps; any steps required for quantification could be carried out using the naked eye.

  17. Inspiration, anyone? (Editorial

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    Lindsay Glynn

    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. 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

  19. 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

  20. Towards health informatics 3.0. Editorial.

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    Kulikowski, Casimir A; Geissbuhler, Antoine

    2011-01-01

    To provide an editorial introduction to the 2011 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics with an overview of its contents and contributors. A brief overview of the main theme, and an outline of the purposes, contents, format, and acknowledgment of contributions for the 2011 IMIA Yearbook. This 2011 issue of the IMIA Yearbook highlights important developments in the development of Web 3.0 capabilities that are increasing in Health Informatics, impacting the activities in research, education and practice in this interdisciplinary field. There has been steady progress towards introducing semantics into informatics systems through more sophisticated representations of knowledge in their underlying information. Health Informatics 3.0 capabilities are identified from the recent literature, illustrated by selected papers published during the past 12 months, and articles reported by IMIA Working Groups. Surveys of the main research sub-fields in biomedical informatics in the Yearbook provide an overview of progress and current challenges across the spectrum of the discipline, focusing on Web 3.0 challenges and opportunities.

  1. Mixing time study to select suitable stirrer for electrorefiner. Contributed Paper RD-03

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    Agarwal, Sourabh; Mythili, M; Joseph, Joby; Nandakumar, V.; Muralidharan, B.; Padmakumar, G.; Rajan, K.K.

    2014-01-01

    Pyro-processing is an alternative to conventional methods of aqueous reprocessing of nuclear fuels. Electrorefining is an important process step in pyro-processing, carried out in a high temperature molten salt bath in an Electrorefiner. The recovery of actinides from the spent fuels has to be high. One of the methods to achieve this is to ensure proper mixing of the molten salt in the electrorefiner. The optimum design of the stirrer should ensure efficient mixing with minimum mixing time. Studies have been carried out in an engineering scale model of the electrorefiner to study the mixing phenomena. This paper brings outs the series of experiments conducted on an ambient temperature electrorefiner to select a suitable stirrer. (author)

  2. Stockholm Shines (Editorial

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    Denise Koufogiannakis

    2009-09-01

    a good turnout for our user group, and a lively discussion. People told us what they valued about the journal, with much discussion focused on the evidence summaries. The evidence summaries are valued as a unique way to learn more about original research, and a few people noted that they will show evidence summaries to senior managers when the summary focuses on an aspect of practice that is being considered at their institution. One thing that came up time and time again was how to get more international content into the journal. As a result, we are going to try to incorporate reviews of non‐English language research. We also actively encourage people from anywhere in the world to submit articles or volunteer to serve on our Editorial Advisory Board or in some other capacity. The user group session was over before we knew it, but as always, I encourage all readers to provide us with feedback about how we can make EBLIP better.In this issue, there are a couple of things from the conference that I want to highlight. Andrew Booth proposes an International Association of EBLIP in a commentary; this was the result of an early morning open meeting held during the conference. As well, several conference attendees have provided reflections on their experiences, which you will find in the News section. For those who could not attend in person, this will give you a good sense of what happened at the conference from different perspectives. And finally, the first of what we hope are many papers resulting from presentations given at EBLIP5, an article by Michael Raynor is available in this issue. In a future issue we will have a Feature focused on all the keynote presentations that were given in Stockholm. As the days grow short here in my part of the world, I look back fondly on the long days in Stockholm this past summer, and am inspired to keep contributing to this international EBLIP community that continues to question our own models of practice in an effort to serve our

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Editorial: Sales Strategy (2010)

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    Chris McPhee

    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...

  6. Editorial: Advanced learning technologies

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    Yu-Ju Lan

    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.

  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. 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

  9. Regeneration of cello-oligomers via selective depolymerization of cellulose fibers derived from printed paper wastes.

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    Voon, Lee Ken; Pang, Suh Cem; Chin, Suk Fun

    2016-05-20

    Cellulose extracted from printed paper wastes were selectively depolymerized under controlled conditions into cello-oligomers of controllable chain lengths via dissolution in an ionic liquid, 1-allyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (AMIMCl), and in the presence of an acid catalyst, Amberlyst 15DRY. The depolymerization process was optimized against reaction temperature, concentration of acid catalyst, and reaction time. Despite rapid initial depolymerization process, the rate of cellulose depolymerization slowed down gradually upon prolonged reaction time, with 75.0 wt% yield of regenerated cello-oligomers (mean Viscosimetric Degree of Polymerization value of 81) obtained after 40 min. The depolymerization of cellulose fibers at 80 °C appeared to proceed via a second-order kinetic reaction with respect to the catalyst concentration of 0.23 mmol H3O(+). As such, the cellulose depolymerization process could afford some degree of control on the degree of polymerization or chain lengths of cello-oligomers formed. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Selected papers from the 11th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS 2013)

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    Ferdeghini, Carlo; Putti, Marina

    2014-04-01

    The 11th edition of the European Conference on Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS) was held in Genoa (15-19 September 2013) and registered the participation of more than one thousand attendants from over 40 countries. During the conference seven plenary lectures, 23 invited, and 203 oral contributions and 550 posters have been presented, all focused on recent developments in the field of superconductivity applications. This issue of Superconductor Science Technology is a collection of some of the plenary and invited contributions. Moreover, the winners of the EUCAS prizes (the electronics prize dedicated to the memory of Antonio Barone), and the most significant oral contributions selected by the 125 chairs involved in the organization, have been invited to submit their papers. The remaining papers presented at the conference will be published in the Journal Physics Conference Series, edited by S Farinon, G Lamura, A Malagoli and I Pallecchi. The papers have been organized into the four traditional topics of interest of EUCAS, namely materials, wires and tapes, large scale applications, and electronics. The plenary lectures on these four topics have been collected: Potential of iron-based superconductors for practical materials in the future (J Shimoyama), Coated conductors for power applications: materials challenges (J Obradors), Challenges and status of ITER conductor production (A Devred), and the Impact of superconducting devices in imaging in neuroscience (G L Romani). We hope that this issue will let you taste the flavours, hear the sounds and see the colours of this exciting EUCAS edition. The very large participation in EUCAS 2013 has allowed debates on a wide range of topics, starting from the most basic studies on emergent materials up to the new developments in electronics and large scale applications. A round table on HTS Conductors was experimented for the first time gathering material scientists, wire manufacturers and device builders in a stimulating

  11. Translation of selected papers published in Nuclear Constants 5(59), 1984

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    1987-06-01

    The papers selected for this issue of the publication deal with the following topics: The Neutron Physics Constants Bank of the I.V. Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy - its structure and contents such as libraries, programs and data preparation codes for reactor calculations. A new version of the unified constant system package (called OKS) has been developed for access to constant systems, such as ARAMAKO-2F, in calculating radiation transport. Input language and performance are described. The group neutron data library GNDL is described in terms of structure, organization and basic data representation formats. The ARMAN'YAK code is described. Its calculation time, special features, and present state are briefly mentioned. Use of the code (for the preparation of constants for calculations and for compiling a library of files of nuclear concentrations) is indicated. A library of neutron data for calculating group constants - the FOND library - is described. The computerized library includes data on the 67 most important nuclear reactor and radiation shielding materials. Under the title ''The INDEhkS program and machine system'' a set of programs for the comparative analysis of calculated and experimental data from integral and macroscopic experiments is presented. The present status of the ARAMAKO multigroup constant calculation system for solving neutron and gamma quantum transport equations is reviewed. A method and a program for automatic preparation of few-group constants for reactor calculations in three-dimensional hexagonal geometry is proposed. A program (GRUKON) for calculating group constants on the basis of libraries of evaluated neutron data is presented. Evaluation of the methodical error in 26-group approximation is discussed. The accuracy of calculation of linear and bilinear functionals using a 26-group approximation is evaluated. A description is given of a five-group system of constants along with a status report on its development

  12. 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

  13. 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...

  14. Of Papers and Pens: Polysemes and Homophones in Lexical (Mis)Selection

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    Li, Leon; Slevc, L. Robert

    2017-01-01

    Every word signifies multiple senses. Many studies using comprehension-based measures suggest that polysemes' senses (e.g., "paper" as in "printer paper" or "term paper") share lexical representations, whereas homophones' meanings (e.g., "pen" as in "ballpoint pen" or "pig pen")…

  15. Publishing for the Protected Area Community: A vision for PARKS from its editorial board

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    Amend, T.; Brooks, T.; Choudhury, B.C.; Verschuuren, B.

    2014-01-01

    In this editorial essay, members of the Editorial Board of PARKS review the status of conservation literature. Three problems are identified: 1) the growing gap between the formal conservation literature and the so-called ‘grey literature’ of project reports, studies and working papers; 2) the

  16. Selected Areas in Cryptography - SAC 2013 : 20th International Conference, Burnaby BC, Canada, August 14-16, 2013 : Revised Selected Papers

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    Lange, T.; Lauter, K.; Lisonek, P.

    2014-01-01

    This book constitutes the proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Selected Areas in Cryptography, SAC 2013, held in Burnaby, Canada, in August 2013. The 26 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 98 submissions. They are organized in topical sections

  17. Physics in the twentieth century. A selection of papers. La physique du XXe siecle. Morceaux choisis

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    Weisskopf, V F

    1974-01-01

    A number of papers from Victor F. Weisskopf have been collected in this book. The papers included in the first part are dealing with basic concepts in quantum mechanics. Particle-wave duality, quantum scale, and the Niels Bohr works. Papers in the second part describe the recent developments in the physics field during the 20th century: the electron theory, compound nucleus, nuclear structure, and quantum theory of elementary particles. The third part is concerned with peculiar cases: nuclear models, the Lorentz relativistic contraction, light-matter interaction, parity decay, and symmetry. In the fourth part are gathered papers on sciences in general, for which they present a sort of natural philosophy.

  18. Decomposition and carbon storage of selected paper products in laboratory-scale landfills

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    Wang, Xiaoming; De la Cruz, Florentino B.; Ximenes, Fabiano; Barlaz, Morton A.

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this study was to measure the anaerobic biodegradation of different types of paper products in laboratory-scale landfill reactors. The study included (a) measurement of the loss of cellulose, hemicellulose, organic carbon, and (b) measurement of the methane yields for each paper product. The test materials included two samples each of newsprint (NP), copy paper (CP), and magazine paper (MG), and one sample of diaper (DP). The methane yields, carbon storage factors and the extent of cellulose and hemicellulose decomposition all consistently show that papers made from mechanical pulps (e.g., NPs) are less degradable than those made from chemical pulps where essentially all lignin was chemically removed (e.g., CPs). The diaper, which is not only made from chemical pulp but also contains some gel and plastic, exhibited limited biodegradability. The extent of biogenic carbon conversion varied from 21 to 96% among papers, which contrasts with the uniform assumption of 50% by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for all degradable materials discarded in landfills. Biochemical methane potential tests also showed that the solids to liquid ratio used in the test can influence the results. - Highlights: • Decomposition of major paper products measured under simulated landfill conditions • Varied decomposition behaviors across paper types governed by pulp types • A copy paper made from eucalyptus exhibited inhibited decomposition

  19. Decomposition and carbon storage of selected paper products in laboratory-scale landfills

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    Wang, Xiaoming, E-mail: wangxiaoming_cqu@163.com [Key Laboratory of Three Gorges Reservoir Region' s Eco-Environment, Ministry of Education, National Center for International Research of Low-Carbon and Green Buildings, Chongqing University, Chongqing (China); Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Campus Box 7908, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7908 (United States); De la Cruz, Florentino B. [Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Campus Box 7908, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7908 (United States); Ximenes, Fabiano [Department of Primary Industries, New South Wales (Australia); Barlaz, Morton A. [Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Campus Box 7908, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7908 (United States)

    2015-11-01

    The objective of this study was to measure the anaerobic biodegradation of different types of paper products in laboratory-scale landfill reactors. The study included (a) measurement of the loss of cellulose, hemicellulose, organic carbon, and (b) measurement of the methane yields for each paper product. The test materials included two samples each of newsprint (NP), copy paper (CP), and magazine paper (MG), and one sample of diaper (DP). The methane yields, carbon storage factors and the extent of cellulose and hemicellulose decomposition all consistently show that papers made from mechanical pulps (e.g., NPs) are less degradable than those made from chemical pulps where essentially all lignin was chemically removed (e.g., CPs). The diaper, which is not only made from chemical pulp but also contains some gel and plastic, exhibited limited biodegradability. The extent of biogenic carbon conversion varied from 21 to 96% among papers, which contrasts with the uniform assumption of 50% by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for all degradable materials discarded in landfills. Biochemical methane potential tests also showed that the solids to liquid ratio used in the test can influence the results. - Highlights: • Decomposition of major paper products measured under simulated landfill conditions • Varied decomposition behaviors across paper types governed by pulp types • A copy paper made from eucalyptus exhibited inhibited decomposition.

  20. 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.

  1. Freestanding and flexible graphene papers as bioelectrochemical cathode for selective and efficient CO2 conversion

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    Aryal, Nabin; Halder, Arnab; Zhang, Minwei

    2017-01-01

    During microbial electrosynthesis (MES) driven CO2 reduction, cathode plays a vital role by donating electrons to microbe. Here, we exploited the advantage of reduced graphene oxide (RGO) paper asnovel cathode material to enhance electron transfer between the cathode and microbe, which in turn...... facilitated CO2 reduction. The acetate production rate of Sporomusa ovata-driven MES reactors was 168.5 ± 22.4 mmol m−2 d−1 with RGO paper cathodes poised at −690 mV versus standard hydrogen electrode. This rate was approximately 8 fold faster than for carbon paper electrodes of the same dimension....... The current density with RGO paper cathodes of 2580 ± 540 mA m−2 was increased 7 fold compared to carbon paper cathodes. This also corresponded to a better cathodic current response on their cyclic voltammetric curves. The coulombic efficiency for the electrons conversion into acetate was 90.7 ± 9.3% with RGO...

  2. Green supplier selection and order allocation in a low-carbon paper industry

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    Govindan, Kannan; Sivakumar, R.

    2016-01-01

    is to engage the case company with their supplier networks to diminish the greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and cost in their production process. It proposes a model to support the selection of the best green supplier and an allocation of order among the potential suppliers. The proposed model contains a two......-phase hybrid approach. The first phase presents the rating and selection of potential suppliers by considering economics (cost), operational factors (quality and delivery), and environmental criteria (recycle capability and GHG emission control) using Fuzzy Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity....... Finally, a conclusion and a suggested direction of future research are introduced....

  3. 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

  4. Editorial: Letter from the Editors

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    Andreas Zick

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Editorial 8(2 We are pleased to present issue 8 (2. The focus section is edited by Helmut Thome (University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany and Steven F. Messner (University at Albany, United States, and focuses on methodological constraints, options, and solutions in longitudinal research on criminal violence. We are honored that Helmut Thome, Steven Messner, and the contributors offer their scientific knowledge and evidence in the interests of gaining a deeper understanding of one of the most promising methodological approaches in conflict and violence research, i.e. longitudinal data analyses. Sincere thanks to the editors and authors for opening up the potential of this specific kind of research for advances to better assess and understand criminal violence in a long term perspective. We hope this issue will be discussed and quoted in the interdisciplinary community of researchers. The open section again fulfills its aim to foster contributions on diverse topics in the field of conflict and violence, starting with an analysis of Southeast Asian media reception of the Israeli/Palestine conflict. The second paper shows how social cohesion activities have the potential to change disparaging attitudes in Cyprus. The third and final contribution examines teen dating violence in Switzerland from various angles.

  5. Thermodynamic analysis of water vapor sorption isotherms and mechanical properties of selected paper-based food packaging materials.

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    Rhim, Jong-Whan; Lee, Jun Ho

    2009-01-01

    Adsorption isotherms of 3 selected paper-based packaging materials, that is, vegetable parchment (VP) paper, Kraft paper, and solid-bleached-sulfate (SBS) paperboard, were determined at 3 different temperatures (25, 40, and 50 degrees C). The GAB isotherm model was found to fit adequately for describing experimental adsorption isotherm data for the paper samples. The monolayer moisture content of the paper samples decreased with increase in temperature, which is in the range of 0.0345 to 0.0246, 0.0301 to 0.0238, and 0.0318 to 0.0243 g water/g solid for the MG paper, the Kraft paper, and the SBS paperboard, respectively. The net isosteric heats of sorption (q(st)) for the paper samples decreased exponentially with increase in moisture content after reaching the maximum values of 18.51, 27.39, and 26.80 kJ/mol for the VP paper, the Kraft paper, and the SBS paperboard, respectively, at low-moisture content. The differential enthalpy and entropy of 3 paper samples showed compensation phenomenon with the isokinetic temperature of 399.7 K indicating that water vapor had been adsorbed onto the paper samples with the same mechanism. Depending on the paper material, tensile strength of paper samples was affected by moisture content.

  6. Decomposition and carbon storage of selected paper products in laboratory-scale landfills.

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    Wang, Xiaoming; De la Cruz, Florentino B; Ximenes, Fabiano; Barlaz, Morton A

    2015-11-01

    The objective of this study was to measure the anaerobic biodegradation of different types of paper products in laboratory-scale landfill reactors. The study included (a) measurement of the loss of cellulose, hemicellulose, organic carbon, and (b) measurement of the methane yields for each paper product. The test materials included two samples each of newsprint (NP), copy paper (CP), and magazine paper (MG), and one sample of diaper (DP). The methane yields, carbon storage factors and the extent of cellulose and hemicellulose decomposition all consistently show that papers made from mechanical pulps (e.g., NPs) are less degradable than those made from chemical pulps where essentially all lignin was chemically removed (e.g., CPs). The diaper, which is not only made from chemical pulp but also contains some gel and plastic, exhibited limited biodegradability. The extent of biogenic carbon conversion varied from 21 to 96% among papers, which contrasts with the uniform assumption of 50% by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for all degradable materials discarded in landfills. Biochemical methane potential tests also showed that the solids to liquid ratio used in the test can influence the results. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  7. EDITORIAL: 50th anniversary issue

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    Beddoe, Alun H.

    2006-07-01

    In July 1956, 50 years ago, the first issue of Physics in Medicine and Biology (PMB) was published. It was subtitled The Journal of the Hospital Physicists' Association and published in association with the Philosophical Magazine by Taylor and Francis. Subscriptions were £1 per part or £3 10s for an annual subscription. The Editor, Professor J E Roberts, prefaced the first issue with a cautious editorial noting: The appearance of a new journal is usually greeted with mixed feelings by scientific workers, a common response being that there are far too many journals already. Justification for a new publication is only possible if there is a clearly defined gap in the publishing facilities available to workers in a particular scientific field.... Professor Roberts ended by seeking support from the scientific community for the new venture. He certainly got it! From a tentative few hundred pages in four issues a year for the first few years, the journal is now issued twice monthly with nearly 8000 pages expected in volume 51. In this anniversary issue we have invited some 28 senior authors to submit papers on a range of subjects spanning the discipline. We decided that to be an author one had to be old, but age was not to be the only criterion! Indeed readers will recognize all names as major contributors to both the development of medical physics and the success of PMB. Authors were not asked to write formal topical reviews of the state-of-the-art of the sub-disciplines which make up medical physics, but rather to present short historical reviews, didactic in style, perhaps highlighting the role of PMB in the development of their fields. Nevertheless, other than a page limit (which many subsequently ignored!) no formal format was imposed on authors, so what follows is a range of contributions from the almost conversational, personal statement to the more formal and familiar scientific paper. Whatever the writing style we are confident that readers will gain some

  8. A Contrastive Analysis of the American and Persian Newspaper Editorials

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    Homayounzadeh, Maryam; Mehrpour, Saeed

    2013-01-01

    Based on the principles of critical discourse analysis this contrastive study sought to investigate the effect of culture on the journalistic style and the strategies used to report news in the American and Persian newspaper editorials. To this end, articles were selected from the New York Times, the Washington Post, Kayhan and Ettelaat, taking…

  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. 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...

  11. Union breeds strength [Editorial

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    Carmen Marta-Lazo

    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.

  12. 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

  13. Views of a physicist selected papers of N G van Kampen

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    Meijer, Paul Herman E

    2000-01-01

    N G van Kampen is a well-known theoretical physicist who has had a long and distinguished career. His research covers scattering theory, plasma physics, statistical mechanics, and various mathematical aspects of physics. In addition to his scientific work, he has written a number of papers about more general aspects of science. An indefatigable fighter for intellectual honesty and clarity, he has pointed out repeatedly that the fundamental ideas of physics have been needlessly obscured.As those papers appeared in various journals, partly in Dutch, it was felt that it would be worthwhile to col

  14. Racial Intolerance: A Child's Perspective. Foundation for Child and Youth Studies Selected Papers Number 48.

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    Black, Hedda Dasia

    After a brief introduction to prejudice and stereotyping, this paper explores the feelings of stigmatized children; identifies components of stereotypes and prejudice; and discusses strategies for combating prejudice. The exploration of stigmatized children's feelings focuses on the time at which children become aware of their stigma and their…

  15. Mother Daughter Relationships: From Infancy to Adulthood. Unit for Child Studies Selected Papers Number 15.

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    Phillips, Shelley

    Topics related to characteristics of mother/daughter relationships in contemporary patriarchal societies are discussed in this seminar paper. The first section describes cases intended to illustrate ways patriarchal social structures limit contemporary mother/daughter relationships, provides a brief historical contrast, and suggests possible…

  16. Improving Children's Prose Comprehension: Selected Strategies That Seem to Succeed. Theoretical Paper No. 72.

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    Levin, Joel R.; Pressley, Michael

    Prose-learning strategies are classified in this paper as prose-dependent (those that authors can use to optimize communication) or processor-dependent (those that learners can use to optimize reception) and are cross-classified as stage-setting (those that prepare the learner for upcoming prose information) or storage-retrieval oriented (those…

  17. Adult health study reference papers. Selection of the sample. Characteristics of the sample

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    Beebe, G W; Fujisawa, Hideo; Yamasaki, Mitsuru

    1960-12-14

    The characteristics and selection of the clinical sample have been described in some detail to provide information on the comparability of the exposure groups with respect to factors excluded from the matching criteria and to provide basic descriptive information potentially relevant to individual studies that may be done within the framework of the Adult Health Study. The characteristics under review here are age, sex, many different aspects of residence, marital status, occupation and industry, details of location and shielding ATB, acute radiation signs and symptoms, and prior ABCC medical or pathology examinations. 5 references, 57 tables.

  18. Review of Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2011. Selected Papers from ‘Going Romance’ Utrecht 2011

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    Colaço, Madalena

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    The present volume contains a selection of twelve peer-reviewed papers presented at 'Going Romance' in 2011. Celebrating its 25th edition, the conference took place on December 8-10, in Utrecht, Holland, where the event was first held in 1986. While keeping the focus on the formal study of the Romance languages, the articles represent a wide range of topics related to different research areas, such as phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and language acquisition. The papers are arranged i...

  19. Space applications of artificial intelligence; 1990 Goddard Conference, Greenbelt, MD, May 1, 2, 1990, Selected Papers

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    Rash, James L. (Editor)

    1990-01-01

    The papers presented at the 1990 Goddard Conference on Space Applications of Artificial Intelligence are given. The purpose of this annual conference is to provide a forum in which current research and development directed at space applications of artificial intelligence can be presented and discussed. The proceedings fall into the following areas: Planning and Scheduling, Fault Monitoring/Diagnosis, Image Processing and Machine Vision, Robotics/Intelligent Control, Development Methodologies, Information Management, and Knowledge Acquisition.

  20. Nuclear weapons, scientists, and the post-Cold War challenge selected papers on arms control

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    Drell, Sidney D

    2007-01-01

    This volume includes a representative selection of Sidney Drell's recent writings and speeches (circa 1993 to the present) on public policy issues with substantial scientific components. Most of the writings deal with national security, nuclear weapons, and arms control and reflect the author's personal involvement in such issues dating back to 1960. Fifteen years after the demise of the Soviet Union, the gravest danger presented by nuclear weapons is the spread of advanced technology that may result in the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Of most concern would be their acquisition by hostile governments and terrorists who are unconstrained by accepted norms of civilized behavior. The current challenges are to prevent this from happening and, at the same time, to pursue aggressively the opportunity to escape from an outdated nuclear deterrence trap.

  1. Introduction to the Special Issue on Information: Selected Papers from “FIS 2010 Beijing”

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available During the last two decades, a systematic re-examination of the whole information science field has taken place around the FIS—Foundations of Information Science—initiative. With the occasion of its Fourth Conference in Beijing 2010, a group of selected contributors and leading practitioners of those fields have been invited to contribute to this Special Issue. What is the status of information science today? What is the relationship between information and the laws of nature? Is information merely “physical”? What is the difference between information and computation? Has the genomic revolution changed the contemporary views on information and life? And what about the nature of social information? Cogent answers to these questions and to quite many others are attempted in the contributions that follow.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Editorial: Three tales about limits to smart cities solutions

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    Rasouli, S.; Timmermans, H.J.P.; Yang, D.

    2017-01-01

    This editorial is the introduction to a special issue on smart cities. The concept of a smart city is not well-defined, yet expectations among urban planners and decision-makers are high. This special issue contains three papers that discuss three different manifestations of smart cities and the

  5. Editorial Introduction [to Female Germ Cells: Biology and Genetic Risk

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    This is an editorial introduction to the special issue of utation Research, titled, emale Germ Cells: Biology and Genetic isk, which is an attempt to present a collection of papers that emphasize the distinct properties of female germ cells and their characteristic response to mu...

  6. 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

  7. Preface to special issue of selected papers from Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Mechanics (TECM)

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    Jabbari, Masoud; Sarlak Chivaee, Hamid; Hattel, Jesper Henri

    2017-01-01

    We are pleased to introduce this special issue of the Applied Mathematical Modelling journal with highlights from theTheoretical, Experimental, and Computational Mechanics Symposium (TECM-2015). This special issue consists of four rigorouslyselected papers originally presented at TECM-2015...... as a part of the 13th International Conference of Numerical Analysisand Applied Mathematics 2015 (ICNAAM 2015), which was held on 23-29 September 2015 in Rhodes, Greece.The symposium attracted a broad range of international and local leaders in theoretical, experimental, and computational mechanics across...... various fields and application. The symposium did an excellent job of outlining the current landscape of computational mechanics and its capabilities in solving complex industrial problems in the process industries, and we agree with the editor-in-chief of the journal that it is certainly worthwhile...

  8. Lignin Biodegradation in Pulp-and-Paper Mill Wastewater by Selected White Rot Fungi

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    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available An investigation has been carried out to explore the lignin-degrading ability of white rot fungi, as B. adusta and P. crysosporium, grown in different media containing (i glucose and mineral salts; (ii a dairy residue; (iii a dairy residue and mineral salts. Both fungi were then used as inoculum to treat synthetic and industrial pulp-and-paper mill wastewater. On synthetic wastewater, up to 97% and 74% of lignin degradation by B. adusta and P. crysosporium, respectively, have been reached. On industrial wastewater, both fungal strains were able to accomplish 100% delignification in 8–10 days, independent from pH control, with a significant reduction of total organic carbon (TOC of the solution. Results have confirmed the great biotechnological potential of both B. adusta and P. crysosporium for complete lignin removal in industrial wastewater, and can open the way to next industrial applications on large scale.

  9. The Basic Principles in Assessment and Selection of Reference Doses: Considerations in Nuclear Medicine (invited paper)

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    Mattsson, S.; Jacobsson, L.; Vestergren, E.

    1998-01-01

    The possible ways to optimise the relation between diagnostic information and patient absorbed dose differ between nuclear medicine and X ray imaging. In nuclear medicine, very little has been done to find an optimal dosage of radiopharmaceuticals. Current nuclear medicine methods are discussed in the light of the recent ICRP Publications and the new EU Patient Directive. The paper also discusses how reference levels for administered activity may be derived from patient studies. In order to eliminate the most inappropriate choices (too low or too high activities), knowledge of the current statistical distribution of administered activities may be helpful. Different methods to estimate the amount of activity that should be administered to children of various body sizes to guarantee the same image quality as for adults are also discussed. Examples of current activity levels for common nuclear medicine procedures, indicating the state of the practice, are given. (author)

  10. Increasing the rewriting speed of optical rewritable e-paper by selecting proper liquid crystals

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    Geng Yu; Sun Jiatong; Kwok Hoi Sing; Murauski Anatoli; Chigrinov Vladimir

    2012-01-01

    The effect of interaction between liquid crystal (LC) and photoalignment material on the speed of optical rewriting process is investigated. The theoretical analysis shows that a smaller frank elastic constant K 22 of liquid crystal corresponds to a larger twist angle, which gives rise to a larger rewriting speed. Six different LC cells with the same boundary conditions (one substrate is covered with rubbed polyimide (PI) and the other with photo sensitive rewritable sulfuric dye 1(SD1)) are tested experimentally under the same illumination intensity (450 nm, 80 mW/cm 2 ). The results demonstrate that with a suitable liquid crystal, the LC optical rewriting speed for e-paper application can be obviously improved. For two well known LC materials E7 (K 22 is larger) and 5CB (K 22 is smaller), they require 11 s and 6 s corresponding to change alignment direction for generating image information. (general)

  11. EDITORIAL: Changes to Fluid Dynamics Research in 2009 Changes to Fluid Dynamics Research in 2009

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    Funakoshi, Mitsuaki

    2009-02-01

    Welcome to the first issue of the modified Fluid Dynamics Research (FDR) journal, which is now being published by IOP Publishing on behalf of the Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics. Since its launch in 1986, FDR has become a well-established international journal that publishes theoretical, numerical and experimental studies contributing to the fundamental understanding and application of fluid phenomena. It has also been an invaluable resource for physicists and researchers in engineering interested in problems relevant to the motion of fluids. From 2009, FDR will be edited by a new international Editorial Board, with the strong intention of establishing the journal further and bringing it to a wider audience. In this new-look FDR, which will be published six times per year, readers will find several special sections containing high quality invited reviews and papers written by leading researchers who have been selected by the international Editorial Board. This is in addition to the regular papers on a variety of topical subjects by active researchers in the field. As before, there are no publication charges for standard articles, and now article numbering has been adopted, enabling accepted papers to be published online more quickly, ahead of print publication. In order to maintain a balanced and up-to-date perspective, we welcome feedback from our readers regarding the content of the journal, as well as suggestions for topics to cover and areas to highlight. Finally, I would like to thank our authors, members of the international Editorial Board, and the staff at IOP Publishing for producing this first issue. We hope you will enjoy reading this renewed and exciting journal for the international fluid dynamics community.

  12. Selective enrichment of a methanol-utilizing consortium using pulp & paper mill waste streams

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    Gregory R. Mockos; William A. Smith; Frank J. Loge; David N. Thompson

    2007-04-01

    Efficient utilization of carbon inputs is critical to the economic viability of the current forest products sector. Input carbon losses occur in various locations within a pulp mill, including losses as volatile organics and wastewater . Opportunities exist to capture this carbon in the form of value-added products such as biodegradable polymers. Waste activated sludge from a pulp mill wastewater facility was enriched for 80 days for a methanol-utilizing consortium with the goal of using this consortium to produce biopolymers from methanol-rich pulp mill waste streams. Five enrichment conditions were utilized: three high-methanol streams from the kraft mill foul condensate system, one methanol-amended stream from the mill wastewater plant, and one methanol-only enrichment. Enrichment reactors were operated aerobically in sequencing batch mode at neutral pH and 25°C with a hydraulic residence time and a solids retention time of four days. Non-enriched waste activated sludge did not consume methanol or reduce chemical oxygen demand. With enrichment, however, the chemical oxygen demand reduction over 24 hour feed/decant cycles ranged from 79 to 89 %, and methanol concentrations dropped below method detection limits. Neither the non-enriched waste activated sludge nor any of the enrichment cultures accumulated polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) under conditions of nitrogen sufficiency. Similarly, the non-enriched waste activated sludge did not accumulate PHAs under nitrogen limited conditions. By contrast, enriched cultures accumulated PHAs to nearly 14% on a dry weight basis under nitrogen limited conditions. This indicates that selectively-enriched pulp mill waste activated sludge can serve as an inoculum for PHA production from methanol-rich pulp mill effluents.

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

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    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.

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

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    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

  15. Photovoltaic-wind hybrid systems for remote power supply. Workshop. [Selected Papers

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    Huacuz, J. M.; Urrutia, M. [eds.] [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1997-12-31

    This document include the papers of the RIER Workshop that was hold in Cancun, Mexico, on 21-25 April 1997. This Workshop was organized by the Non-Conventional Energy Unit of the Electrical Research Institute of Mexico (IIE), with the financial contributions from the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) and the Iberoamerican Network for Rural Electrification with Renewable Energy (RIER) of the Program Science and Technology for Development (CYTED). The purpose of this Workshop was to present works developed on the technology of Photovoltaic-Wind Hybrid Systems, and to discuss both technical and non-technical factors that could foster or inhibit the widespread application this technology [Espanol] Este documento incluye los articulos tecnicos del taller de trabajo RIER, realizado en Cancun, Mexico, del 21 al 25 de abril de 1997. Este taller de trabajo fue organizado por el Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), con la contribucion financiera del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT) y de la Red de Trabajo Iberoamericana para la Electrificacion Rural con Energia Renovable (RIER) del programa Ciencia y Tecnologia para el Desarrollo (CYTED). El proposito de este taller fue presentar trabajos desarrollados sobre la tecnologia de sistemas hibridos fotovoltaicos y de viento, y discutir los factores tecnicos y no tecnicos que pudieran fomentar o detener la amplia aplicacion de esta tecnologia

  16. Photovoltaic-wind hybrid systems for remote power supply. Workshop. [Selected Papers

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    Huacuz, J M; Urrutia, M [eds.; Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1998-12-31

    This document include the papers of the RIER Workshop that was hold in Cancun, Mexico, on 21-25 April 1997. This Workshop was organized by the Non-Conventional Energy Unit of the Electrical Research Institute of Mexico (IIE), with the financial contributions from the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) and the Iberoamerican Network for Rural Electrification with Renewable Energy (RIER) of the Program Science and Technology for Development (CYTED). The purpose of this Workshop was to present works developed on the technology of Photovoltaic-Wind Hybrid Systems, and to discuss both technical and non-technical factors that could foster or inhibit the widespread application this technology [Espanol] Este documento incluye los articulos tecnicos del taller de trabajo RIER, realizado en Cancun, Mexico, del 21 al 25 de abril de 1997. Este taller de trabajo fue organizado por el Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), con la contribucion financiera del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT) y de la Red de Trabajo Iberoamericana para la Electrificacion Rural con Energia Renovable (RIER) del programa Ciencia y Tecnologia para el Desarrollo (CYTED). El proposito de este taller fue presentar trabajos desarrollados sobre la tecnologia de sistemas hibridos fotovoltaicos y de viento, y discutir los factores tecnicos y no tecnicos que pudieran fomentar o detener la amplia aplicacion de esta tecnologia

  17. EDITORIAL: Incoming Editor-in-Chief

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    Webb, Steve

    2006-01-01

    voluntary and anonymous publication of selected referees' comments `tailing' (some) published papers. They would need to be brief, specifically crafted for the purpose, of substantial impact, avoid excess length or editorial detail and above all be polite and constructive. I think this would bring more life into what (for all journals not just PMB) is a somewhat clinically manicured format. Issues requiring detailed response or countering would need to proceed as usual to their own peer-reviewed papers but maybe a quarter page of a reviewer's carefully submitted footnotes might be interesting. It might also be nice to have stated for each paper the referees' expertise and their scientific background. Maintaining referee anonymity would be an undebateable pre-requisite. I don't know if this would be feasible, popular or even generally desirable but I shall ask the Board for their views. We live in an age when publications serve more needs than the dissemination of knowledge. CVs, careers, future funding, university assessments and so on all depend on the production of a healthy list of peer-reviewed papers. This is also probably unstoppable and younger workers are growing up accepting it while (some) older ones may hark back to less cluttered times. So improving the impact of PMB has to be a goal. An obvious mechanism is just to cut the number of published papers and raise the acceptance standard. Yet this would be deeply unpopular given the above extra reasons to publish and that it is hard to believe PMB is currently publishing `substandard' material. The Board and I will have to address that. Over the next few years the debate over e-journals versus paper journals, open access publication, and freedom or otherwise of the web will all impact on PMB. Only the day I wrote this I read that in a London lecture Bill Gates has predicted that in just ten years electronic flexipaper with wireless internet access will be able to find anything on the web including journals

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Editorial: Sales Strategy (2010

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    Chris McPhee

    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

  1. Editorial: Hybrid Systems

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    Olderog, Ernst-Rüdiger; Ravn, Anders Peter

    2007-01-01

    An introduction to three papers in a special issue on Hybrid Systems. These paper were first presented at an IFIP WG 2.2 meeting in Skagen 2005.......An introduction to three papers in a special issue on Hybrid Systems. These paper were first presented at an IFIP WG 2.2 meeting in Skagen 2005....

  2. Selected papers from the Fourth Annual q-bio Conference on Cellular Information Processing.

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    Nemenman, Ilya; Faeder, James R; Hlavacek, William S; Jiang, Yi; Wall, Michael E; Zilman, Anton

    2011-10-01

    This special issue consists of 11 original papers that elaborate on work presented at the Fourth Annual q-bio Conference on Cellular Information Processing, which was held on the campus of St John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 11-14 August 2010. Now in its fourth year, the q-bio conference has changed considerably over time. It is now well established and a major event in systems biology. The 2010 conference saw attendees from all continents (except Antarctica!) sharing novel results and participating in lively discussions at both the oral and poster sessions. The conference was oversubscribed and grew to 27 contributed talks, 16 poster spotlights and 137 contributed posters. We deliberately decreased the number of invited speakers to 21 to leave more space for contributed presentations, and the attendee feedback confirmed that the choice was a success. Although the q-bio conference has grown and matured, it has remained true to the original goal of being an intimate and dynamic event that brings together modeling, theory and quantitative experimentation for the study of cell regulation and information processing. Funded in part by a grant from NIGMS and by DOE funds through the Los Alamos National Laboratory Directed Research and Development program, the conference has continued to exhibit youth and vigor by attracting (and partially supporting) over 100 undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers. The associated q-bio summer school, which precedes the conference each year, further emphasizes the development of junior scientists and makes q-bio a singular event in its impact on the future of quantitative biology. In addition to an increased international presence, the conference has notably diversified its demographic representation within the USA, including increased participation from the southeastern corner of the country. One big change in the conference this year is our new publication partner, Physical Biology. Although we are very

  3. 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.

  4. Inaugural Editorial of Urban Planning

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    2016-02-01

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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

  9. Editorial, n. 15, 2003

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    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

  10. Review of Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2011. Selected Papers from ‘Going Romance’ Utrecht 2011

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    Full Text Available The present volume contains a selection of twelve peer-reviewed papers presented at 'Going Romance' in 2011. Celebrating its 25th edition, the conference took place on December 8-10, in Utrecht, Holland, where the event was first held in 1986. While keeping the focus on the formal study of the Romance languages, the articles represent a wide range of topics related to different research areas, such as phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and language acquisition. The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by author.

  11. EDITORIAL: Photonic terahertz technology

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

    2005-07-01

    of the technology itself, and second, on specific applications considered capable of fostering the transmutation of THz technology as a whole into a market technology. We decided for reasons of conciseness to leave out technologies which require more than table-top equipment (free-electron lasers, THz sources based on electrons accelerated to relativistic speed, etc) as well as fairly mature techniques (such as backward-wave oscillators which, although they are not strictly lasers, also exhibit gain). More difficult was the decision not to consider fascinating ideas for novel sources and detectors which until now have existed only on paper or have just entered the process of fundamental investigation. As we ourselves are working on such a concept (the Bloch-gain laser), we are fully aware of the fact that some of these ideas may have a strong impact on the field of THz photonics in the near future. After selection of the topics we wanted to cover, we contacted colleagues who are prominent in their respective fields of research and are grateful that most of them responded positively, expressing their willingness to share their knowledge with the readers of this journal. They took care not only to describe their own work but to give ample reference to the status of their respective specialized field of work. Before summarizing the contributions, we want to address all colleagues in the field who feel that they should have been asked to contribute but were not. To you we want to apologize. We can only hope for your understanding of the constraints of this endeavour. The collection of invited contributions is grouped into five topics. The first is entitled 'Pulsed THz Systems' and contains four papers dealing with the state of the art in source and detector development of measurement systems employing femtosecond Ti:sapphire lasers. The first paper, by Planken et al, describes the state of the art of the most common types of optoelectronic THz systems, namely those with

  12. Integrated ion imprinted polymers-paper composites for selective and sensitive detection of Cd(II) ions

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    Huang, Kai [State Key Laboratory of Environment Health - Incubation, Key Laboratory of Environment and Health, Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory of Environment and Health Wuhan, Ministry of Environmental Protection, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, #13 Hangkong Road, Hubei, 430030, Wuhan (China); Chen, Ying [Hubei Center for Disease Control and Prevention, No. 6 ZhuoDao Quan North Road, 430079, Wuhan (China); Zhou, Feng [State Key Laboratory of Environment Health - Incubation, Key Laboratory of Environment and Health, Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory of Environment and Health Wuhan, Ministry of Environmental Protection, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, #13 Hangkong Road, Hubei, 430030, Wuhan (China); Zhao, Xiaoya [Hubei Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of PRC, No.588 Qingtaidadao Road, Hubei, 430022, Wuhan (China); Liu, Jiafa [Hubei Center for Disease Control and Prevention, No. 6 ZhuoDao Quan North Road, 430079, Wuhan (China); Mei, Surong; Zhou, Yikai [State Key Laboratory of Environment Health - Incubation, Key Laboratory of Environment and Health, Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory of Environment and Health Wuhan, Ministry of Environmental Protection, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, #13 Hangkong Road, Hubei, 430030, Wuhan (China); Jing, Tao, E-mail: jingtao@hust.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Environment Health - Incubation, Key Laboratory of Environment and Health, Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory of Environment and Health Wuhan, Ministry of Environmental Protection, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, #13 Hangkong Road, Hubei, 430030, Wuhan (China)

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    Highlights: • IIPs are first grafted on the low-cost A4 print paper to develop an integrated paper-based device. • As an imprinted composite, the adsorption capacity is 155.2 mg g{sup –1} and the imprinted factor is more than 3.0. • As an analytical method, the limit of detection is 0.4 ng mL{sup –1}. • Based on the water quality standards, it could be used to determine Cd(II) ions in drinking water. - Abstract: Paper-based sensor is a new alternative technology to develop a portable, low-cost, and rapid analysis system in environmental chemistry. In this study, ion imprinted polymers (IIPs) using cadmium ions as the template were directly grafted on the surface of low-cost print paper based on the reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization. It can be applied as a recognition element to selectively capture the target ions in the complex samples. The maximum adsorption capacity of IIPs composites was 155.2 mg g{sup –1} and the imprinted factor was more than 3.0. Then, IIPs-paper platform could be also applied as a detection element for highly selective and sensitive detection of Cd(II) ions without complex sample pretreatment and expensive instrument, due to the selective recognition, formation of dithizone-cadmium complexes and light transmission ability. Under the optimized condition, the linear range was changed from 1 to 100 ng mL{sup –1} and the limit of detection was 0.4 ng mL{sup –1}. The results were in good agreement with the classic ICP-MS method. Furthermore, the proposed method can also be developed for detection of other heavy metals by designing of new IIPs.

  13. Editorial Note vol. 47

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    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

  14. Jan Tinbergen - Selected Papers

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    1959-01-01

    textabstractEdited by L.H. Klaassen, L.M. Koyck and H.J. Witteveen, Presented on the occasion of his 25 years jubilee as a professor at the Netherlands School of Economics at Rotterdam. (With a bibliography of professor Tinbergen's work).

  15. Select Papers. Volume 1

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    2011-08-01

    in Mathematics and Statistics, with a minor in Actuarial Science. This is my second year as a summer student at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory...ARL). After graduation, I plan on either attending graduate school to concentrate in applied statistics or becoming a mathematical statistician for...presented at the conference of American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2009. I am a Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART

  16. Volume I: Select Papers

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    2010-08-01

    Abstract A domain-specific term base may be useful not only as a resource for written and oral translation, but also for Natural Language Processing ( NLP ...Processing ( NLP ) applications, text retrieval (1), document indexing, and other knowledge management tasks. The National Virtual Translation Center (NVTC...8953 terms with their translations was published by M. Green for the NVTC, under the title Iraqi Military English- Arabic Arabic -English Dictionary

  17. Abstracts of Selected Papers

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    The study design in social science research;Information Asymmetry in Research and Role of Research Management: Problems and Suggestions;Research on Innovation of Social Science Research Institutions' Knowledge Management Systems under Network Environment;The National Social Science Foundation Project in Academy of Social Science System Statistical Analysis in recent 10 years;

  18. Editorial ALT-J non-electronica

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    Full Text Available The ALT Executive Committee has discussed on a number of occasions the question of making ALT-J wholly available in electronic form on our Web site (at present only the editorial and abstracts of papers appear, and even of turning it into a full-blown electronic journal. I have gently but consistently opposed this move, on occasions to the intense irritation of some of my fellow members, and always at the risk of appearing to be a Luddite. Explicitly ('Who, if not we as learning technologists, should be in the forefront of the soon-to-happen electronic-journal revolution?' and implicitly ('It is estimated that within two years, paper-based journals will be considered the dinosaurs of the academic world', I have increasingly come under pressure to accede to an apparently unstoppable, apparently imminent change in the method and form of scholarly publication. I set out here my reasons for my continued resistance.

  19. Editorial

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    Irene Machado

    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

  20. 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

  1. Plans, Updates and Musings (Editorial

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    Full Text Available EBLIP5 is just around the corner. Time to plan your research paper or poster and prepare a submission. How often do you getthe chance to present your work and mingle among international colleagues in Sweden? This is a great opportunity to showcase your projects, see what others are doing and discover opportunities for collaborations. The Call for Papers will be announced this summer. Further information can be found on the EBLIP5 blog at.The Editorial Board of EBLIP is excited about the upcoming feature issue on evidence based practice in school librarianship. The two guest editors, whose names many of you will undoubtedly recognize due to their huge body of work, Carol Gordon and Ross Todd, have animpressive and fascinating list of articles lined up as well as several evidence summaries and commentaries. This feature issue will be published in December 2008.Plans are also underway for a feature issue on evidence based practice in public librarianship for December 2009. Julie McKenna, many of you will know from her work in both academic and public libraries, has agreed to be the guest editor. Informal discussions at conferences and meetings seem to indicate that, although people are interested in evidence based practice, the skill sets necessary are often lacking. To address this, EBLIP will feature a new column titled EBP 101, debuting in the 3(3 issue. This regular column, co-authored by Su Cleyle (EBLIP co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief and Julie McKenna, will highlight and focus on one specific skill per issue. While Su and Julie have several ideas already, it would be highly useful for EBLIP readers to indicate skills that they would like to see addressed. Feel free to send your requests and suggestions to me at lglynn@mun.ca.If you read my last editorial, you’ll recall my EBP anxiety regarding the construction of the new computer lab in my library. Many people have been asking about the progress, and I’m happy to provide a report

  2. PREFACE: Special section featuring selected papers from the 3rd International Workshop on Numerical Modelling of High Temperature Superconductors Special section featuring selected papers from the 3rd International Workshop on Numerical Modelling of High Temperature Superconductors

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    Granados, Xavier; Sánchez, Àlvar; López-López, Josep

    2012-10-01

    The development of superconducting applications and superconducting engineering requires the support of consistent tools which can provide models for obtaining a good understanding of the behaviour of the systems and predict novel features. These models aim to compute the behaviour of the superconducting systems, design superconducting devices and systems, and understand and test the behavior of the superconducting parts. 50 years ago, in 1962, Charles Bean provided the superconducting community with a model efficient enough to allow the computation of the response of a superconductor to external magnetic fields and currents flowing through in an understandable way: the so called critical-state model. Since then, in addition to the pioneering critical-state approach, other tools have been devised for designing operative superconducting systems, allowing integration of the superconducting design in nearly standard electromagnetic computer-aided design systems by modelling the superconducting parts with consideration of time-dependent processes. In April 2012, Barcelona hosted the 3rd International Workshop on Numerical Modelling of High Temperature Superconductors (HTS), the third in a series of workshops started in Lausanne in 2010 and followed by Cambridge in 2011. The workshop reflected the state-of-the-art and the new initiatives of HTS modelling, considering mathematical, physical and technological aspects within a wide and interdisciplinary scope. Superconductor Science and Technology is now publishing a selection of papers from the workshop which have been selected for their high quality. The selection comprises seven papers covering mathematical, physical and technological topics which contribute to an improvement in the development of procedures, understanding of phenomena and development of applications. We hope that they provide a perspective on the relevance and growth that the modelling of HTS superconductors has achieved in the past 25 years.

  3. EDITORIAL: Incoming Editor-in-Chief

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    Lidström, Suzanne

    2012-04-01

    implemented whereby manuscripts containing insufficiently novel results or papers deemed to be too specialized to warrant inclusion in a broad-based physics journal are being eliminated by experts working actively in the field and deemed to be well-qualified to make this judgment. All of the manuscripts that pass this preliminary round of selection commence the full peer review process. Nevertheless, as it is unrealistic to expect to recruit expert editors to screen every aspect of all subjects, a few manuscripts are occasionally rejected on the basis of just one particularly unfavourable report. These measures are being implemented, in part, because of an awareness that certain researchers are being asked to engage in reviewing with inappropriate regularity: it is my aim to do my best to protect these researchers from excessive and onerous reviewing. As mentioned briefly above, the extensive variety in the material covered by Physica Scripta makes the support of a considerable number of expert subject editors from a variety of fields a necessity. We still have some fields where the addition of further editors is imperative, so I will be striving to identify these and the gaps in our editorial coverage with a view to building up the service that our experts can provide. This is a matter of some urgency, as it must be achieved before the existing editors start to bow under the strain! A second, but by no means less important, priority is to continue to augment the quality of the scientific publications as a whole. This will be achieved by maintaining the trend of increasingly strict acceptance criteria demonstrated in figure 1, where it can be seen that, although the submissions are increasing rapidly, a tight rein is being kept on the quality: the acceptances will not increase with greater rapidity than the quality allows. In addition to the manuscripts received through the conventional submissions process, our popular Comments articles, in which foremost scientists address

  4. 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...

  5. Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS): 1995. Selected Papers Presented at the Meeting of the American Statistical Association (Orlando, Florida, August 13-17, 1996). Working Paper Series.

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    The papers were presented at the Social Statistics Section, the Government Statistics Section, and the Section on Survey Research Methods. The following papers are included in the Social Statistics Section and Government Statistics Section, "Overcoming the Bureaucratic Paradigm: Memorial Session in Honor of Roger Herriot": "1995…

  6. 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…

  7. Editorial, n. 16, 2003

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    2003-01-01

    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

  8. Editorial Tag Endogeneity for News Websites

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    Bruno Ribeiro; Ricardo Morla; Amílcar Correia

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    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...

  9. Guest Editorial Introduction to the focused Section on electroactive Polymer Mechatronics

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    Carpi, Federico; Kornbluh, Roy; Sommer-Larsen, Peter

    2011-01-01

    Mechatronic devices and systems based on so-called electroactive polymers (EAPs) represent a fast-growing and promising scientific field of research and development. EAPs consist of materials capable of changing dimensions and/or shape in response to suitable electrical stimuli. These polymers show...... unique properties, such as sizable electrically driven active strains or stresses, high mechanical flexibility, lowdensity, structural simplicity, ease of processing and scalability, no acoustic noise, and, in most cases, low costs. EAPs are today studied for applications that so far have been......, this Focused Section collects together a selection of papers dealing with a number of topics related to science and technology of EAPs. Following a brief introduction to the field, this Editorial provides an overview on papers dealing with EAPs published in previous issues of this journal, introduces...

  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. Ergonomics SA: Editorial Policies

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    The editor will pass on referee's comments and general recommendations to the author. ... The EiC will make the final decision on inclusion or rejection of a paper, based on the ... This journal publishes one Volume with two Issues per year.

  12. Special Issue Editorial

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    While this special issue focuses on work in the South African context, ... practice) with youth addresses the key imperatives of (un)employment, age, ... patterns of male control over sexual encounters and women's sexuality are emergent ... in the paper by Ngabaza, Bojarczuk, Masuku and Roelfse, titled, 'Empowering young.

  13. Tanzania Medical Journal: Editorial Policies

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    To achieve its objectives the journal invites papers on original scientific research, ... reviewed, covering a wide range of issues for instance, controversies, „gray‟ areas, and breakthroughs. ... Peer reviewers will be selected from a data base of experts in the relevant ... B. Bloomberg University of Bergen Bergen, Norway.

  14. Guest Editor's introduction: Selected papers from the 4th USENIX Conference on Object-Oriented Technologies and Systems

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    Sventek, Joe

    1998-12-01

    Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, 1501 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA Introduction The USENIX Conference on Object-Oriented Technologies and Systems (COOTS) is held annually in the late spring. The conference evolved from a set of C++ workshops that were held under the auspices of USENIX, the first of which met in 1989. Given the growing diverse interest in object-oriented technologies, the C++ focus of the workshop eventually became too narrow, with the result that the scope was widened in 1995 to include object-oriented technologies and systems. COOTS is intended to showcase advanced R&D efforts in object-oriented technologies and software systems. The conference emphasizes experimental research and experience gained by using object-oriented techniques and languages to build complex software systems that meet real-world needs. COOTS solicits papers in the following general areas: application of, and experiences with, object-oriented technologies in particular domains (e.g. financial, medical, telecommunication); the architecture and implementation of distributed object systems (e.g. CORBA, DCOM, RMI); object-oriented programming and specification languages; object-oriented design and analysis. The 4th meeting of COOTS was held 27 - 30 April 1998 at the El Dorado Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Several tutorials were given. The technical program proper consisted of a single track of six sessions, with three paper presentations per session. A keynote address and a provocative panel session rounded out the technical program. The program committee reviewed 56 papers, selecting the best 18 for presentation in the technical sessions. While we solicit papers across the spectrum of applications of object-oriented technologies, this year there was a predominance of distributed, object-oriented papers. The accepted papers reflected this asymmetry, with 15 papers on distributed objects and 3 papers on object-oriented languages. The papers in this special issue are

  15. 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.

  16. Looking at Things in New Ways (Editorial

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    Denise Koufogiannakis

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Welcome to the first issue of our 5th volume of Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. And what an issue it is! We are very pleased to showcase the keynote addresses from the 5th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP5 conference that took place in Stockholm, Sweden in July 2009. Andrew Booth, who was Chair of the International Program Committee for the conference, kindly agreed to take on a guest editorial role in gathering these keynote presentations together. I believe it is the first time the EBLIP community has been able to have the keynote papers from an EBLIP conference gathered in this way. Reading these commentaries will give you a true sense of the themes and questions that were woven throughout the conference and will give you lots to think about. For a fuller description and to put this Feature section in context, please be sure to read Andrew’s editorial at the beginning of the section.As we begin our fifth year of publication, submissions of original research articles continue to grow. In this issue we have five original articles on topics ranging from information literacy instruction to cataloguing of e‐books. Two articles look at using communities of practice in the support of evidence based practice; clearly this is an area of emerging research within EBLIP that readers will benefit from learning more about. One of these articles, by Urquhart, Brice, Cooper, Spink, and Thomas, won the Best Oral Presentation award at the EBLIP5 conference.In addition to the original research articles, we also have seven evidence summaries, covering topics such as unionization, information seeking behaviour, and the LIS blogosphere. The EBL101 column tackles critical appraisal, a daunting task that will not seem quite so scary once you’ve read the column! As well, in the Commentary section, Jessie McGowan and colleagues have contributed a checklist for the peer review of electronic search strategies

  17. Editorial 10 (1

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    Jana Dlouhá

    2015-06-01

    this issue emerged when traditional concepts were enforced by strong actors (without joint envisioning and planning with the others; these circumstances usually do not allow for balanced discussions about the future. However the important role of minor actors such as scientists was also revealed. Experiences with their involvement provided a chance to highlight the role of scientists in policy-making. Based on the findings of this and other related research, the role of scientists can be framed not only as providers of the (rather technical expertise to reach the goals that were set within the environment or SD oriented decision-making, but also as entering policy negotiations providing an insight into the processes they undergo. If invited at an early stage of decision-making, they can have a considerable impact on its results (then their involvement can be described as an action research. This finding might be used in planning of similar practical and scientific projects. As we can see, several interesting ideas resulted from a comparative meta-analysis of the case studies and were outlined in this issue of Envigogika. In general, it is a social point of view that provides an insight into the nature of the examples presented from the Czech Republic and the good practices from abroad. A scientific method of description is used here to reflect policy mechanisms as well as to indicate a way forward for integrating decision making practice into very sensitive, local or regional sustainability contexts. We sincerely hope that this will precipitate a broad process of public dialogue among experts as well as other actors – beyond the realm of academic discussions only, but nevertheless with substantial academic input. We wish you an enjoyable read and a pleasant and relaxing summer! On behalf of the Envigogika editorial team Jana and Jiří Dlouhý Acknowledgement Research in several articles of this issue was supported by the following projects: Interdisciplinary network

  18. Editorial: Vada a bordo

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    Yngve Nordkvelle

    2012-11-01

    develop courage and judgement in students to cope with uncertainness and conflicts in the supercomplex society:The student’s being has to take centre stage. Feeling uncertainty, responding to uncertainty, gaining confidence to insert oneself amid the numerous counter-claims to which one is exposed, engaging with the enemy, and developing resilience and courage: these are matters of being. Their acquisition calls for a revolution in the pedagogical relationships within a university. (Barnett 2000, s.170-171.Please, politicians for higher education, “VADA A BORDO!”The PapersIn this issue we bring five articles – a Russian and German paper, one Austrian, one Danish and Swedish, one Danish and a Norwegian paper. In diverse ways they all address concerns that relate to changes in knowing and how knowledge is acquired.Thommy Eriksson, of  Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and Inge Ejby Sørensen, of Copenhagen University, are both bold pioneers in their diligent work presented in the paper “Reflections on academic video”. Their ambition is to establish an academic journal for visual publications, predominantly videos. They present us for the paradox that a substantial number of academics teach visual subjects, video analysis and video production, and yet rarely disseminate and mediate via audiovisual media. They argue that documentary theory and semiotics are two critical traditions in academia that will provide the conventional credentials for establishing a new academic genre. In the journal “Audiovisual thinking” we can follow an exciting new and path breaking way of academic discourse.In the paper “Storytelling – EDU: Educational – Digital – Unlimited? Theo Hug of the University of Innsbruck,  raises the question of “Digital Storytelling” as a genre for educational purposes. He acknowledges that students are often very competent in using media and are well prepared to go beyond “writing” as a monomedial activity. The paper reflects

  19. EDITORIAL: Nanometrology Nanometrology

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

    2011-02-01

    Nanomanufacturing is an essential bridge between the discoveries of nanoscience and real-world nanotech products and is the vehicle by which the world will realize the promise of major technological innovation across a spectrum of products that will affect virtually every industrial sector. For micro and nanotech products to achieve the broad impacts envisioned, they must be manufactured in market-appropriate quantities in a reliable, repeatable, economical and commercially viable manner. In addition, they must be manufactured so that environmental and human health concerns are met, worker safety issues are appropriately assessed and handled, and liability issues are addressed. Critical to this realization of robust manufacturing at the nanoscale is the development of the necessary instrumentation, metrology and standards, i.e. nanometrology. The National Measurement Laboratories are committed to developing the required metrology. Integration of the instruments, their interoperability and appropriate information management are also critical elements that must be considered for viable micro and nanomanufacturing. Advanced instrumentation, metrology and standards will allow the physical dimensions, properties, functionality and purity of the materials, processes, tools, systems, products and emissions that will constitute micro and nanomanufacturing to be measured and characterized. This will in turn enable production to be scalable, controllable, predictable and repeatable to meet market needs. If a product cannot be measured it cannot be manufactured; if that product cannot be made safely it should not be manufactured, and finally, if the metrology is not in place how would you know? The articles in this special feature can be classified into three categories: dimensional metrology (8 papers and one technical design note), density of particles (2 papers) and metrology of thermal properties (3 papers). The articles on dimensional metrology include scanning probe

  20. Editorial: Behind the Making

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    Lars de Wildt

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Few theses, proposals and books in game studies start without some statement of the importance of video games as a media format. However, despite this emphasis on the industry’s size and importance, very little academic attention goes toward what is behind the process of designing games. Game developer Katharine Neil, writing about the state of the game industry and its relation to academia mounts a call to arms. “We can demand research and development into design support technology — not for more tools for prototyping and production or metrics, but for tools that support design thinking. For Neil, these have led to a palpable stagnation in game design. Judging by the articles selected for this issue of Press Start, young game scholars increasingly seek to ameliorate both the lacking academic reflection on game design; and the lack of communication that Neil diagnoses between academics and game makers.

  1. Editorial: Biodegradable Materials

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    Carl Schaschke

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This Special Issue “Biodegradable Materials” features research and review papers concerning recent advances on the development, synthesis, testing and characterisation of biomaterials. These biomaterials, derived from natural and renewable sources, offer a potential alternative to existing non-biodegradable materials with application to the food and biomedical industries amongst many others. In this Special Issue, the work is expanded to include the combined use of fillers that can enhance the properties of biomaterials prepared as films. The future application of these biomaterials could have an impact not only at the economic level, but also for the improvement of the environment.

  2. Editorial: Negotiating Gamer Identities

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    Matthew Barr

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The term ‘gamer identity’ is hotly contested, and certainly not understood as a broadly accepted term. From the outdated stereotype of white, heterosexual, teenage boys playing Nintendo in their parents’ basement to the equally contested proclamation that “‘gamers’ are over”, the current game culture climate is such that movements as divisive and controversial as #gamergate can flourish. For this latest special issue of Press Start, we invited submissions regarding the recent controversies surrounding the notion of player identities, with the aim of receiving papers from different viewpoints on gamer identity and culture.

  3. Editorial: Challenges facing age-management/longevity medicine ||Free Paper||

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    Richard F Walker

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Richard F WalkerInternational Society for Applied Research in Aging (SARAPrior to the discovery of penicillin and production of antibiotics, extrinsic disease was the greatest threat to achieving maximum life potential (longevity. That single event increased life-span several decades for the majority of people living in first world nations. However, protection against lethal infection provided by antibiotics exposed older humans to a wide variety of life-threatening diseases resulting from disintegration of internal order during senescence. These intrinsic diseases including diabetes, stroke, heart attack, cancer, and a multitude of others, resulted in creation of medical subspecialties. Although each specialty focused upon different organs and systems, they all administered treatment in response to disease. In other words, the operative model for modern medicine which deals with intrinsic disease is the same as that which was used for extrinsic disease, ie, a disease occurs and then it is treated. However, unlike therapy for infection which generally cures disease, treatment of intrinsic diseases only provides symptomatic relief, rarely affecting the underlying causes. Also, because it targets specific symptoms, this approach treats the disease condition as an isolated entity, independent of other bodily functions. Thus, the cardiologist, neurologist, allergist, and dermatologist focus their attentions only upon problems occurring within the system(s limited by their training. Accordingly, they prescribe drugs that were created to specifically suppress or relieve symptoms directly related to the problem(s. Despite the fact that this approach rarely provides a cure, it is effective in extending life, if not necessarily its quality, because many of the symptoms of intrinsic disease such as extremely high blood pressure, severe hyperglycemia, or profound breathing difficulties can lead to fatal complications.

  4. The Editorial This Journal issue contains eight papers on cross ...

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    Participatory Forest Management as a Strategy for Sustainability of Kazimzumbwi and Pugu. Forest Reserves, Tanzania” by E. M. Mkhai, J. Nawe and P.A. Manda, reveals that the majority of the people in rural areas depend on forests for multiple purposes such as medicine, firewood, construction materials, domestic ...

  5. Editorial Coverage of Reagan Supreme Court Nominees.

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    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…

  6. 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.

  7. Facing My Fears (Editorial

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    Lindsay Glynn

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available I’m scared. I’m nervous. In a few short weeks the contractors and electricians will take over my library for several months. They will drill huge gouges in the concrete floor, hammer, saw, scrape,move, wire, etc. No doubt they may have to be asked to keep their voices down once or twice. Half of the print journal collection will be relocated to accommodate a new teaching lab that will also double as an information commons. The planning has been going on for many months. We have consulted with other libraries, reviewed the literature, identified the needs of our various user groups, measured space,tested technical possibilities, and met with architects and engineers. Up until now the new lab was an organic idea on paper, discussed over coffee and in meetings. That’s fairly easy to deal with. But just around the corner it becomes a reality and I’m a bag of nerves. Have we made the right decisions? Will it address all our needs? Is there anything I forgot to consider? What if our users don’t like it? What if it is a complete failure?!Theoretically, it should be ok. I’ve followed the right steps and worked with a creative, talented and dedicated team. This is different from trying out a new instructional technique or reorganizing the information desk. This is big. I talk the evidence based talk regularly, but now I am walking the walk in a bigger way than I had ever imagined. Change can be frightening. Moving out of comfort zones is not easy. Having said that, the challenge can be invigorating and the change, refreshing. I find myself welcoming the change as much as I dread it. I’ll face my fears and see it through to the implementation and evaluations and beyond. And hey, no matter what the outcome, it should make for a good paper. If anyone else out there is going through a similar process, I’d be interested in comparing notes. I invite you to try something new this year in your work environment or in your professional activities

  8. Editorial: Supply Chain Management

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    Dimitrios Aidonis

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available This special issue has followed up the 3rd Olympus International Conference on Supply Chains held on Athens Metropolitan Expo, November 7 & 8 2015, Greece. The Conference was organized by the Department of Logistics Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia, in collaboration with the: a Laboratory of Quantitative Analysis, Logistics and Supply Chain Management of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH, b Greek Association of Supply Chain Management (EEL of Northern Greece and the c Supply Chain & Logistics Journal. During the 2-Days Conference more than 60 research papers were presented covering the following thematic areas: (i Transportation, (ii Best Practices in Logistics, (iii Information and Communication Technologies in Supply Chain Management, (iv Food Logistics, (v New Trends in Business Logistics, and (vi Green Supply Chain Management. Three keynote invited speakers addressed interesting issues for the Operational Research, the Opportunities and Prospects of Greek Ports chaired Round Tables with other Greek and Foreign Scientists and Specialists.

  9. Editorial: Supply Chain Management

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This special issue has followed up the 2nd Olympus International Conference on Supply Chains held on October 5-6, 2012, in Katerini, Greece. The Conference was organized by the Department of Logistics of Alexander Technological Educational Institution (ATEI of Thessaloniki, in collaboration with the Laboratory of Quantitative Analysis, Logistics and Supply Chain Management of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH. During the 2-Days Conference more than 50 research papers were presented covering the following thematic areas: (i Business Logistics, (ii Transportation, Telematics and Distribution Networks, (iii Green Logistics, (iv Information and Communication Technologies in Supply Chain Management, and (v Services and Quality. Three keynote invited speakers addressed interesting issues for the Humanitarian Logistics, Green Supply Chains of the Agrifood Sector and the Opportunities and Prospects of Greek Ports chaired Round Tables with other Greek and Foreign Scientists and Specialists.

  10. 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.

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

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    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.

  12. Opening editorial 2016: Changes in scope and structure.

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    Kazak, Anne E

    2016-01-01

    This issue of American Psychologist (AP) marks historic changes in the editorial structure and leadership of AP and related shifts in the refinement of the mission of AP and the types of papers AP will publish. As the new editor-in-chief (EIC) of AP, I am enthusiastic about psychology and the many ways that psychological knowledge can improve our lives and the societies in which we live. AP will continue to reflect the whole of psychology and welcomes the input and involvement of individuals from all areas of the field. In this editorial, I offer readers a brief overview of current journal activities and procedures for the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association (APA). (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved).

  13. The Editorial Board is Changing

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    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.

  14. Editorial: Pedagogical Media Ecologies

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    Dorothee M. Meister

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available From educational gaming through portable e-readers to cell phones, media are interpenetrating educational spaces and activities. Accordingly, understanding media in environmental or ecological terms has become increasingly important for education internationally. In North America, for example, the centenary of McLuhan’s birth has focused attention on approaches to media – whether oral, textual, electronic or digital– as a kind of environment in which education takes place. In parts of Europe, the so-called mediatic turn – following on the linguistic and iconic turns – has similarly emphasized the role of media as a condition for the possibility of educational activities and programs. With a few exceptions1 the papers in this special issue were first presented at the conference «Educational Media Ecologies: International Perspectives» which took place at the University of Paderborn, Germany, on March 27–28, 2012.2 The event was an interdisciplinary and transatlantic endeavor to bring together a wide range of perspectives on various issues relevant to educational media ecologies,3 and on related debates on mediation, medialization, mediatization, and mediality.4 The purpose of this volume, like the conference, is to foster and deepen international dialogue in the area of educational media. Areas of research and scholarship relevant to this dialogue include educational media, media literacy, educational philosophy, and media and cultural studies. The contributions, described below, put conceptual issues as well as social practices and applications at the center of the debate. Klaus Rummler opens the issue by clarifying the concept of ecology itself. Referencing a range of work over the past 50 years, Rummler describes how ecological models have been cast in sociological, semiotic, cultural, mediatic and other terms, and he explains the implications of these various perspectives for the study of educational contexts. Rummler also

  15. EDITORIAL: Electroactive polymer materials

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

    2007-04-01

    implants and prosthetics, active clothing and realistic biologically inspired robots, as well as fabricating products with unmatched capabilities and dexterity. The first arm-wrestling match against a human (a 17 year-old female high school student) was held on 7 March 2005 as part of the EAP-in-Action session of SPIE's EAPAD conference. Three robotic arms participated in the contest and the girl won against all these arms. Subsequent contests are now focusing on measuring the performance of the robotic arms compared to the student performance that was recorded in the 2006 contest. In a future conference, once advances in developing such arms reach a sufficiently high level, a professional wrestler will be invited for the next human/machine wrestling match. This issue of the journal is dedicated to publishing recent research advances in the field of EAPs and is the first such dedicated issue ever to be published. The included papers cover the whole spectrum of elements considered critical to the development of the EAP technology infrastructure. The issue ends with a paper from the research group at EMPA describing their work on one of the first three arms that participated in the first historical arm-wrestling match. In the coming year the editors are hoping to see a significant growth in the amount of research and related publications addressing the many challenges that this field still poses.

  16. EDITORIAL: Dearing strikes again!

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    for such a wide variety of intended learners. A sheer increase in content would be a primitive and profoundly unsmart response. A fourth recommendation is that the number of physics syllabuses should be reduced. Challenge 4: design criteria for the selection of syllabuses thought worthy to survive. There are in fact quite a few other interesting recommendations, in particular dealing with mathematics and mathematics for physics, and a whole set of recommendations for a new national award system, recognizing achievement at all levels from sub-GCSE to A-level/GNVQ/NVQ Level 3. It's all very interesting and might indeed be very good. But can the bureaucrats manage it? ...Report ISBN 1 85838 1029, SCAA Publications, PO Box 235, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 1HF.

  17. EDITORIAL: Wind energy

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    2008-01-01

    Wind energy is rapidly growing. In 2006 the installed generating capacity in the world increased by 25%, a growth rate which has more or less been sustained during the last decade. And there is no reason to believe that this growth will slow significantly in the coming years. For example, the United Kingdom's goal for installed wind turbines by 2020 is 33 GW up from 2 GW in 2006, an average annual growth rate of 22% over that period. More than half of all turbines are installed in Europe, but United States, India and lately China are also rapidly growing markets. The cradle of modern wind energy was set by innovative blacksmiths in rural Denmark. Now the wind provides more than 20% of the electrical power in Denmark, the industry has professionalized and has close ties with public research at universities. This focus issue is concerned with research in wind energy. The main purposes of research in wind energy are to: decrease the cost of power generated by the wind; increase the reliability and predictability of the energy source; investigate and reduce the adverse environmental impact of massive deployment of wind turbines; build research based educations for wind energy engineers. This focus issue contains contributions from several fields of research. Decreased costs cover a very wide range of activities from aerodynamics of the wind turbine blades, optimal site selection for the turbines, optimization of the electrical grid and power market for a fluctuating source, more efficient electrical generators and gears, and new materials and production techniques for turbine manufacturing. The United Kingdom recently started the construction of the London Array, a 1 GW off-shore wind farm east of London consisting of several hundred turbines. To design such a farm optimally it is necessary to understand the chaotic and very turbulent flow downwind from a turbine, which decreases the power production and increases the mechanical loads on other nearby turbines. Also

  18. Effect of media relations on audiences: comparing how editorials and advertising influence behavior

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    Full Text Available A notion, according to which editorials have a bigger communication influence than advertisements, is very common and quite popular in public relations. The said notion is so prevalent (among both public relations and marketing communications experts that it has led to the concept of perceived influence multipliers that point to a stronger editorial influence in comparison to advertising influence (2.5 to 8 times stronger. Based on the described assumption, the aim of this paper was to further explore how the target audience perceives editorial and advertising content. The research problem was to compare the effects of both types of content on behavior and behavioral intent (through four media – Internet, radio, newspapers and television. Respondents were divided into two groups – current users of the service that was in focus (for influence on behavior and potential users (for influence on behavioral intent. Even though current users said that editorials had a bigger influence on their behavior, this difference was not significant. On the other hand, potential users stated that the advertising content shaped their behavioral intent more than did editorials. These results once again show the assumption, according to which editorials have a stronger communication influence than advertisements, to be highly questionable.

  19. Editorial v. 4, n. 3

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    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

  20. EDITORIAL: Inverse Problems in Engineering

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    2007-01-01

    Presented here are 11 noteworthy papers selected from the Fifth International Conference on Inverse Problems in Engineering: Theory and Practice held in Cambridge, UK during 11-15 July 2005. The papers have been peer-reviewed to the usual high standards of this journal and the contributions of reviewers are much appreciated. The conference featured a good balance of the fundamental mathematical concepts of inverse problems with a diverse range of important and interesting applications, which are represented here by the selected papers. Aspects of finite-element modelling and the performance of inverse algorithms are investigated by Autrique et al and Leduc et al. Statistical aspects are considered by Emery et al and Watzenig et al with regard to Bayesian parameter estimation and inversion using particle filters. Electrostatic applications are demonstrated by van Berkel and Lionheart and also Nakatani et al. Contributions to the applications of electrical techniques and specifically electrical tomographies are provided by Wakatsuki and Kagawa, Kim et al and Kortschak et al. Aspects of inversion in optical tomography are investigated by Wright et al and Douiri et al. The authors are representative of the worldwide interest in inverse problems relating to engineering applications and their efforts in producing these excellent papers will be appreciated by many readers of this journal.

  1. Uncertainty Estimates: A New Editorial Standard

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    2014-01-01

    Full text: The objective of achieving higher standards for uncertainty estimates in the publication of theoretical data for atoms and molecules requires a concerted effort by both the authors of papers and the editors who send them out for peer review. In April, 2011, the editors of Physical Review A published an Editorial announcing a new standard that uncertainty estimates would be required whenever practicable, and in particular in the following circumstances: 1. If the authors claim high accuracy, or improvements on the accuracy of previous work. 2. If the primary motivation for the paper is to make comparisons with present or future high precision experimental measurements. 3. If the primary motivation is to provide interpolations or extrapolations of known experimental measurements. The new policy means that papers that do not meet these standards are not sent out for peer review until they have been suitably revised, and the authors are so notified immediately upon receipt. The policy has now been in effect for three years. (author

  2. EDITORIAL: Invited papers from the 15th International Congress on Plasma Physics combined with the 13th Latin American Workshop on Plasma Physics Invited papers from the 15th International Congress on Plasma Physics combined with the 13th Latin American Workshop on Plasma Physics

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    2011-07-01

    , amongst others, the following topics: fundamentals of plasma physics, fusion plasmas, plasmas in astrophysics and space physics, plasma applications and technologies, complex plasmas, high energy density plasmas, quantum plasmas and laser-plasma interaction. A total of 180 delegates from 34 different countries took part in ICPP-LAWPP-2010, and 60 delegates received financial assistance from the Local Organizing Committee, thanks to the support granted by the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and by CCHEN. The ICPP-LAWPP-2010 Program was established by the following Program Committee: • Carlos Alejaldre, ITER • Maria Virginia Alves, Brazil • Julio Herrera, Mexico • Günter Mank, IAEA • George Morales, USA • Padma Kant Shukla, Germany • Guido Van Oost, Belgium • Leopoldo Soto, Chile (Chairman) This Program Committee was formed of selected members from the International Advisory Committee of the ICPP and from the International Advisory Committee of the LAWPP (http://www.icpp-lawpp-2010.cl/page/committees.php). In particular, plenary lectures and invited topical lectures were selected by the Program Committee from a list of nominated lectures presented by the International Advisory Committees of both ICPP and LAWPP. Also, the classification of oral and poster presentations was established by the Program Committee. The Congress included 15 invited plenary talks, 33 invited topical talks, 45 oral contributions, and 160 poster contributions. Most of the plenary and topical lectures are published in this special issue of Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. The papers were refereed according to the usual standards of the journal. Prior to ICPP-LAWPP 2010, an important activity usually associated with the Latin American Workshop on Plasma Physics took place. This activity was the LAWPP School on Plasma Physics, which was open to participants from all over the world, providing basic training to students and young researchers. The School was

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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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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    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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    2016-06-01

    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

    2013-06-01

    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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