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  1. Special Issue Editorial

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    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.

  2. Editorial: Special issue on education

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    Masal Ercan; Önder İsmail; Çalışkan Hüseyin; Beşoluk Şenol; Demirhan Eda

    2017-01-01

    This special issue consists of selected proceedings presented in ERPA International Congresses on Education 2017 which was held in Budapest / Hungary, 18-21 May 2017. Studies are related to educational sciences, science and mathematics education, social sciences education, health and sports science education, music and fine arts education, computer education and instructional technology, language education and management of education. There are eighty valuable studies in this special issue. I...

  3. Editorial: Special issue on education

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    Masal Ercan

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available This special issue consists of selected proceedings presented in ERPA International Congresses on Education 2017 which was held in Budapest / Hungary, 18-21 May 2017. Studies are related to educational sciences, science and mathematics education, social sciences education, health and sports science education, music and fine arts education, computer education and instructional technology, language education and management of education. There are eighty valuable studies in this special issue. In sum the results of studies will contribute to the field.

  4. YOUNG INVESTIGATOR SPECIAL ISSUE (Editorial

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    Eric Eils

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Welcome to the first Young Investigator Special Issue of the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (JSSM. The JSSM family is proud to start this new service to the Sport Science community and to young researchers. The background in starting this issue was the observation that large amounts of high-quality research is conducted every year by students and young investigators, but often remains solely in local university libraries and never reaches the scientific community or databases. In addition, most international journals have a high threshold in accepting papers, and it is often hard to reach this level for junior scientists because of lack of experience, supervision or confidence. These are major reasons that delay or in some cases stop young researchers from publishing their valuable work. We all received help from senior colleagues in the beginning of our career. Now it is our turn to help youngsters. With this special issue, the JSSM is now serving young researchers as a channel for publishing their work. Our goal is to motivate young researchers to submit their work to JSSM, but we also aim to motivate supervisors and expert referees to be supportive and constructive towards these young scientists at the very beginning of their career. The Young Investigator Special Issue followed a normal peer-review process, except that there were no straight rejections in the first phase of review. We advised the reviewers of the Young Investigator Special Issue to proceed with constructive advice and remarks for all manuscripts. This offered a great opportunity for the Young Investigators to revise the manuscript, while at the same time contributing to the learning process. Thereafter, if the revisions were properly conducted according to the remarks from reviewers, the manuscripts were accepted for publication. We have received many manuscripts from young researchers with a lot of potential. There has been plenty of evidence of great talent

  5. Editorial HPJ Special Issue Introduction

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    Farfan, E.

    2011-01-01

    testing of effective cleanup technologies to reduce environmental and health risks. Based on this work, a large amount of data are now available for publication, some of which are presented in this Special Issue of the Health Physics Journal.

  6. Editorial to the Special issue of the journal

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    Nikša Alfirević

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This is the editorial to the Special issue of the Management journal, dedicated to the 11th International Conference on "Challenges of Europe", organized by the Faculty of Economics in Split, Croatia, in May 2015.

  7. Guest Editorial Special Issue on Human Computing

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    Pantic, Maja; Santos, E.; Pentland, A.; Nijholt, Antinus

    2009-01-01

    The seven articles in this special issue focus on human computing. Most focus on two challenging issues in human computing, namely, machine analysis of human behavior in group interactions and context-sensitive modeling.

  8. EDITORIAL: Special Issue: CAMOP MOLEC XV

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    2006-01-01

    upon genetic algorithms and its performance is demonstrated on the example of dense spectra of (complexed) aromatic species. Interaction potential surface calculations of rare gasses with halogens in van der Waals complexes are described by Delgado-Barrio and co-workers, and Tennyson discusses new theoretical techniques based on the use of the variational principle to guide the spectral assignment of complicated water spectra, e.g. at very high temperatures. Finally, Okumura and co-workers present NIR spectra of NO3 and in combination with new calculations these shed light on how to interpret vibronic couplings in this interesting system. The last section of this issue comprises fragmentation and photo-dissociation studies. Rubio-Lago et al discuss methods to produce high-density spin polarized hydrogen following photodissociation experiments. The photodissociation of HCl and Cl2 is taken as an example by Balint-Kurti et al to demonstrate how amplitudes and phases of the photofragmentation matrix elements are derived from experimental measurements. Directional dynamics in photodissociation processes and the derivation of molecular frame properties are discussed in detail by Van den Brom et al using laboratory oriented molecules. And the issue closes with a contribution by Chambreau et al on different reaction mechanisms in the photodissociation of formaldehyde into H2 and CO. Coming to the end of this editorial, we wish to thank all the authors who participated with their contributions in this issue. It shows what is possible nowadays in the field of molecular dynamics and where things are heading in the near future. We thank Physica Scripta for providing us with the platform for this Special Issue, and we wish you, dear reader, many new insights! Steven Solte, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands Harold Linnartz, Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands

  9. Editorial: Special Issue on Experimental Vibration Analysis

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    Serra, Roger

    2018-04-01

    The vibratory analyses are particularly present today in the various fields of industry, from aeronautics to manufacturing, from machining and maintenance to civil engineering, to mention a few areas, which have made this special issue a true need. The International Journal of Mechanics & Industry compiles a Special Issue on Experimental Vibration Analysis. More than thirty manuscripts were received by the international scientific committee on the 6th congress AVE2016 and only eight papers have been selected after completing a careful and rigorous peer-review process for the Special Issue, which are briefly summarized below.

  10. Editorial: Special Issue on Financial Planning

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    Mark Brimble

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available AbstractThe special edition presents current research in the area of financial planning. With the continual upheaval inglobal financial markets (including Australia, the general trend towards self-funded retirement and lessreliance on the state, financial crises and the continual regulatory changes in the financial markets, this issue istimely and topical. This is the third special edition on financial planning, providing an excellent outlet forquality research in financial planning.

  11. Editorial of the Special Issue Antimicrobial Polymers

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    Iolanda Francolini

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The special issue “Antimicrobial Polymers” includes research and review papers concerning the recent advances on preparation of antimicrobial polymers and their relevance to industrial settings and biomedical field. Antimicrobial polymers have recently emerged as promising candidates to fight microbial contamination onto surfaces thanks to their interesting properties. In this special issue, the main strategies pursued for developing antimicrobial polymers, including polymer impregnation with antimicrobial agents or synthesis of polymers bearing antimicrobial moieties, were discussed. The future application of these polymers either in industrial or healthcare settings could result in an extremely positive impact not only at the economic level but also for the improvement of quality of life.

  12. EDITORIAL: Special issue on Graphene Special issue on Graphene

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    Morpurgo, Alberto F.; Trauzettel, Björn

    2010-03-01

    Since the revolutionary experimental discovery of graphene in the year 2004, research on this new two-dimensional carbon allotrope has progressed at a spectacular pace. The impact of graphene on different areas of research— including physics, chemistry, and applied sciences— is only now starting to be fully appreciated. There are different factors that make graphene a truly impressive system. Regarding nano-electronics and related fields, for instance, it is the exceptional electronic and mechanical properties that yield very high room-temperature mobility values, due to the particular band structure, the material `cleanliness' (very low-concentration of impurities), as well as its stiffness. Also interesting is the possibility to have a high electrical conductivity and optical transparency, a combination which cannot be easily found in other material systems. For other fields, other properties could be mentioned, many of which are currently being explored. In the first years following this discovery, research on graphene has mainly focused on the fundamental physics aspects, triggered by the fact that electrons in graphene behave as Dirac fermions due to their interaction with the ions of the honeycomb lattice. This direction has led to the discovery of new phenomena such as Klein tunneling in a solid state system and the so-called half-integer quantum Hall effect due to a special type of Berry phase that appears in graphene. It has also led to the appreciation of thicker layers of graphene, which also have outstanding new properties of great interest in their own right (e.g., bilayer graphene, which supports chiral quasiparticles that, contrary to Dirac electrons, are not massless). Now the time is coming to deepen our knowledge and improve our control of the material properties, which is a key aspect to take one step further towards applications. The articles in the Semiconductor Science and Technology Graphene special issue deal with a diversity of topics

  13. EDITORIAL: Special issue on optical micromanipulation

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    Heckenberg, N.; Dholakia, K.

    2007-08-01

    Few would have predicted the impact the laser has had across all of the natural sciences. Laser technology in tandem with microscopy has fuelled a revolutionary advance in biology and chemistry. Microscopic methods permit imaging of cells, nanoparticles, atoms and single molecules. Without doubt, biophotonics has emerged in many guises as a major player on the international arena, and has spawned an industry with an explosive growth rate. Notably, the influence of light is not restricted to passive imaging—it may also move, trap and manoeuvre objects from single atoms right through to the size of a large cell with no damage whatsoever. Given the well-known uses of high power lasers in surgery and industrial cutting, this sounds like science fiction, but at the size scale of these objects it is science fact: it is the area of optical micromanipulation that is the subject of this special issue. The field of optical micromanipulation has continued to impact right across the sciences in an unprecedented fashion, since its inception in the late 1960s. Excitingly the field has made an exceptional impact in single molecule biophysics and the physics of non-equilibrium systems largely due to the fact that an optical trap is an elegant and powerful force transducer. The field is also branching out into new directions: cell biology is benefiting from this advance. Trapping and microfluidics is an exciting combination within the broader remit of the field of optofluidics: methods of multiple traps using diffractive optics are permitting cell sorting, traps are aiding local viscosity measurements and novel biological studies are being performed. Combining traps with other spectroscopic methods and imaging modes is an interesting theme that poses interesting challenges but promises exciting new knowledge. All these areas are represented in this special issue, along with a number of contributions to quantitative modelling of optical fields suitable for trapping and of the

  14. EDITORIAL: Special issue on silicon photonics

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    Reed, Graham; Paniccia, Mario; Wada, Kazumi; Mashanovich, Goran

    2008-06-01

    mechanisms for modulation in silicon that have yielded increasingly impressive results (see, for example, Liao L et al 2007 Electron. Lett. 43 issue 22). The convergence of computing and communications and the resultant demand for increased bandwidth has been one of the factors influencing the upsurge of interest in silicon, together with the requirement for photonic and electronic integration, all to be realized at low cost. Thus emerging applications such as short-reach communications links for optical interconnect and fibre to the home (FTTH) (as well as a multitude of other applications) are frequently offered as examples of where silicon photonics will have a significant, perhaps a revolutionary, impact. One of the major conclusions of the joint MIT-industry Communication Technology Roadmap (http://mph-roadmap.mit.edu/index.php), was that 'Photonics technology will be driven by electronic-photonic synergy and short (intelligence. Thus the limitations of silicon as an optical material can be offset against the very significant advantages, to both commercial as well as technological success. Of course, there is still much to do, hence the increasing global investment in silicon technology and the massive increase in research activity in silicon photonics since the early work in the 1980s. Only time will tell if silicon can realize its potential to satisfy the ever-increasing array of applications. However, the indications are positive, and the contributors to this cause employ increasingly impressive levels of intellectual and technological capability to realize the desired goals. It is an interesting time to be involved in slicon photonics, and it will be equally fascinating to watch the evolution of the technology in the future. Whatever happens, silicon will make the transition from being regarded as purely an electronic material to recognition as an optoelectronic material. The evidence for this is represented in the collection of papers that form this special issue

  15. EDITORIAL: Special issue on time scale algorithms

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    Matsakis, Demetrios; Tavella, Patrizia

    2008-12-01

    This special issue of Metrologia presents selected papers from the Fifth International Time Scale Algorithm Symposium (VITSAS), including some of the tutorials presented on the first day. The symposium was attended by 76 persons, from every continent except Antarctica, by students as well as senior scientists, and hosted by the Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada (ROA) in San Fernando, Spain, whose staff further enhanced their nation's high reputation for hospitality. Although a timescale can be simply defined as a weighted average of clocks, whose purpose is to measure time better than any individual clock, timescale theory has long been and continues to be a vibrant field of research that has both followed and helped to create advances in the art of timekeeping. There is no perfect timescale algorithm, because every one embodies a compromise involving user needs. Some users wish to generate a constant frequency, perhaps not necessarily one that is well-defined with respect to the definition of a second. Other users might want a clock which is as close to UTC or a particular reference clock as possible, or perhaps wish to minimize the maximum variation from that standard. In contrast to the steered timescales that would be required by those users, other users may need free-running timescales, which are independent of external information. While no algorithm can meet all these needs, every algorithm can benefit from some form of tuning. The optimal tuning, and even the optimal algorithm, can depend on the noise characteristics of the frequency standards, or of their comparison systems, the most precise and accurate of which are currently Two Way Satellite Time and Frequency Transfer (TWSTFT) and GPS carrier phase time transfer. The interest in time scale algorithms and its associated statistical methodology began around 40 years ago when the Allan variance appeared and when the metrological institutions started realizing ensemble atomic time using more than

  16. Special issue on Chemical Crystallography Editorial

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    Virtually, every invitation that we extended has translated into an article. We sincerely believe and wish that the collection of articles in this issue sufficiently showcases the panorama of chemical science involving X-ray crystallography in India. We note with pride that Prof. Gautam R. Desiraju, an eminent scientist who has.

  17. Editorial JAES AVCOR-Special Issue

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    Kervyn, François; d'Oreye, Nicolas

    2017-10-01

    In the last decades, the Kivu Rift Basin has attracted special attention from the international community. This region, one of the most densely populated areas in Africa, is experiencing enormous difficulties in managing tensions, often leading to armed conflicts, and is also the site of major natural hazards which may have catastrophic extent and affect the population heavily. The eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano in January 2002, which devastated part of the city of Goma, raised a significant mobilization of international aid and helped remind us of the threat posed by the Nyiragongo volcano known for its intriguing Lava lake. But this area of the western branch of the East African Rift is also affected by major earthquakes, such as the one that struck the city of Bukavu in February 2008 (M 6.2) and caused significant damage in the Cyangugu area to the south- Western Rwanda. This zone of continental rupture is characterized by a contrasting landscape of a graben with alluvial plains confined between the strong reliefs of the rift shoulders. The active volcanism of the Virunga has developed partly within the rift whereas the high topography and weathered lithology combined to land use and humid climate are often associated to important landslides. The societal challenges facing this region are therefore enormous and the concordance between the rift and the political boundaries makes the study and monitoring of hazards as well as the management and reduction of risks more complex. But the Rift Kivu Basin is also an area of opportunity that has given rise to new initiatives. Lake Kivu is known for the dissolved gases it contains and the extraction of methane now gives hope of a complementary energy resource to the whole region. The difficulty of carrying out long-term scientific research and answering the most pressing questions is probably responsible for the limited number of research teams involved. Between risks and opportunities, it is therefore essential to

  18. Editorial: Special Issue on Algorithms for Sequence Analysis and Storage

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    Veli Mäkinen

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This special issue of Algorithms is dedicated to approaches to biological sequence analysis that have algorithmic novelty and potential for fundamental impact in methods used for genome research.

  19. Guest editorial preface : Special Issue on Advances in Computer Entertainment

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    Nijholt, Anton; Romão, Teresa; Cheok, Adrian D.

    2013-01-01

    This special issue of the International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics contains a selection of papers from ACE 2012, the 9th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment (Nijholt et al., 2012). ACE is the leading scientific forum for dissemination of

  20. Editorial safety science special issue road safety management.

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    Wegman, F.C.M. & Hagezieker, M.P.

    2014-01-01

    The articles presented in this Special Issue on Road Safety Management represent an illustration of the growing interest in policy-related research in the area of road safety. The complex nature of this type of research combined with the observation that scientific journals pay limited attention to

  1. Editorial Special Issue on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (FMFP ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    This special issue of Sadhana contains selected papers from two conferences related to fluid mechanics held in India recently, Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power conference at NIT, Hamirpur, and an International Union of Theoretical ... A simple, well thought out, flow visualization experiment or a computation can sometimes ...

  2. Editorial : Special Issue on Advances in Computer Entertainment

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    Romão, Teresa; Nijholt, Anton; Cheok, Adrian David

    2015-01-01

    This special issue of the International Journal of Arts and Technology comprises a selection of papers from ACE 2012, the 9th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment (Nijholt et al., 2012). ACE is the leading scientific forum for the dissemination of cutting-edge research

  3. Special issue on advances in computer entertainment: editorial

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    Romão, T.; Romão, Teresa; Nijholt, Antinus; Cheok, J.D.; Cheok, Adrian David

    2015-01-01

    This special issue of the International Journal of Arts and Technology comprises a selection of papers from ACE 2012, the 9th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment (Nijholt et al., 2012). ACE is the leading scientific forum for dissemination of cutting-edge research results in the area of entertainment computing. The main goal of ACE is to stimulate discussion in the development of new and compelling entertainment computing and interactive art concepts and application...

  4. EDITORIAL: Special issue on medical bionics Special issue on medical bionics

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    Shepherd, Robert K.; D, Ph

    2009-12-01

    This special section of the Journal of Neural Engineering contains eight invited papers presented as part of the inaugural conference `Medical Bionics: A New Paradigm for Human Health' held in the beautiful seaside village of Lorne, Victoria, Australia from 16-19 November 2008. This meeting formed part of the Sir Mark Oliphant International Conference Series (www.oliphant.org.au) and was generously supported by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research of the Australian Government, the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. This meeting was designed to bring experts from a variety of scientific, engineering and clinical disciplines together in a unique environment to discuss current progress in the field of medical bionics and to develop the concepts and techniques required to build the next generation of devices. The field is rapidly expanding, with new engineering solutions for neurological disorders being developed at an astonishing rate. Successful application of emerging engineering technologies into medical bionics devices requires a multidisciplinary research environment in order to deliver clinical solutions that are both safe and effective. Clinical success stories to date include spinal cord stimulators for the management of chronic neurological pain; auditory prostheses that allow the profoundly deaf to hear; and deep brain stimulation to negate movement disorders in Parkinson's disease. Other research programs currently undergoing clinical trials include devices that allow paraplegics to stand and even walk; brain-machine interfaces that provide quadriplegic patients with rudimentary control of a computer but may ultimately provide control of wheel chairs and artificial limbs; devices that detect and suppress epileptic seizures using brief trains of electrical stimulation; and retinal prostheses that will provide vision to the blind. The future for medical bionics is indeed

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

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

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

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

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    Meuwly, Didier; Meuwly, D.

    2013-01-01

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

  7. Editorial: AABFJ Volume 8, Issue 4 Special Issue in Financial Markets and Financial Instruments

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    Ciorstan Smark

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Financial planning in Australia is in a time of change and challenge. Educational standards and regulation are in flux. There is a strong need to move financial planning into a more esteemed professional position as financial planners are not always considered the safest source of advice for people in Asia and the pacific rim when it comes to investing their much needed retirement funds. This Special Issue on Financial Planning and Financial Instruments brings together articles from financial planning, banking, financial markets and retirement policy.

  8. EDITORIAL: Special Issue on advanced and emerging light sources Special Issue on advanced and emerging light sources

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    Haverlag, Marco; Kroesen, Gerrit; Ferguson, Ian

    2011-06-01

    -based light sources. However, the progress in the last few years in LED and OLED sources has been even greater. In the editorial for the LS-11 conference by previous guest editor David Wharmby, it was stated that most LED lighting was still mostly used for signalling and decorative sources. In the three years that have passed, things have changed considerably and we now see LED light sources entering every application, ranging from street lighting and parking lots to shop lighting and even greenhouses. Currently LED prices for traditional lighting applications are high, but they are dropping rapidly. The papers published in this special issue give some indications of things to come. The paper by Jamil et al deals with the possibility of using silicon wafers as substrate material instead of the now commonly used (but more expensive) sapphire substrates. This is attractive from a cost price point of view, but leads to an increased lattice mismatch and therefore strain-induced defects. In this paper it is shown that when using intermediate matching layers it is possible to retain the same electrical and optical properties as with structures on sapphire. Another aspect that directly relates to cost is efficiency and droop in green InGaN devices, which is addressed in the paper by Lee et al. They show that by providing a flow of trymethylindium prior to the growth of the quantum wells it is possible to significantly increase the internal quantum efficiency of green LEDs. Improvement of the optical out-coupling of InGaN LEDs is discussed by Mak et al, and it is found that localized plasmon resonance of metallic nanoparticles (and especially silver) can help to increase the optical out-coupling in the wavelength region of interest. Nanoparticles in the form of ZnO nanorods are described by Willander et al as a possibility for phosphor-free wavelength conversion on polymer (O)LEDs. More advanced functions besides light emission can be achieved with OLEDs and this is demonstrated in

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

    DEFF Research Database (Denmark)

    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...

  10. Editorial for special issue on Perception and Navigation for Autonomous Vehicles

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    Laugier , Christian; Philippe , Martinet; Urbano , Nunes

    2014-01-01

    International audience; This Special Issue of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine has been prepared in the scope of the activities of the Technical Committee on "Autonomous Ground Vehicle and Intelligent Transportation System" (AGV-ITS) (http://www.ieee-ras.org/autonomous-groundvehicles- and-intelligent-transportation-systems) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE RAS).

  11. Editorial: Special issue on smart optical instruments and systems for space applications

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    XING; Fei

    2015-01-01

    Optical systems are playing more and more important roles for space applications,such as high accurate attitude determination and remote sensing systems etc.Innovations in optical systems have brought great advantages,some even revolutionary for the space applications.Accordingly,in this special issue of Smart Optical systems and instruments

  12. Editorial: Introduction to the Special Issue ;Slope Tectonics: Inherited Structures, Morphology of Deformation and Catastrophic Failure;

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    Hermanns, R. L.; Oppikofer, T.; Jaboyedoff, M.; Clague, J. J.; Scarascia-Mugnozza, G.

    2017-07-01

    The "Conference on Slope Tectonics" has become an international scientific meeting point to present and discuss a variety of topics related to slope deformation and the deposits of related failures. The first conference took place on February 15-16, 2008 at University of Lausanne (Switzerland). It was followed by a second conference on September 6-10, 2011, in Austria (organized by the Geological Survey of Austria) and a third on September 8-12, 2014, in Norway (organized by the Geological Survey of Norway). The two later events included field trips. It has become a tradition that selected papers from these conference are published - papers from the first conference were published by the Geological Society as Special Publication 351 (Jaboyedoff, 2011), and those from the second conference were published in a special issue of Tectonophysics (Baron and Jaboyedoff, 2013). This special issue of Geomorphology is a collection of papers presented at the Norwegian Conference on Slope Tectonics. This collection of papers focuses on the role of tectonics in gravitationally induced rock-slope instabilities. The slopes either deform over long periods as deep-seated gravitational slope deformation (DSGSD) or more rapidly as rockslides or rock avalanches. The reconstruction of slope deformation is an integral part of the studies captured in this special issue.

  13. Editorial. Special issue on strategies and self-regulation in self-access learning

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    Heath Rose

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Learner strategy and self-regulation theory have been in a state of flux in recent years, and this is an exciting time to share new ideas, conceptualizations and models of research in order to move the field forward. Therefore, the editor was eager to pursue a special issue where emerging voices in these fields could be heard, and these new ideas could be shared. The representation of strategic learning in recent conferences is indicative of a growing trend in the field to move towards a self-access and learner autonomy perspective. There is great potential to share knowledge between these fields. This special issue brings these fields, which have already been gravitating together, closer in a more concrete and published format.

  14. Editorial for special issue of AJIS on Green IT/IS (Sustainable computing

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    Michael Steven Lane

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available We are pleased to present this AJIS Special issue on Green IT/IS (Sustainable Computing. There are five papers published in this special issue of the AJIS which reflect the diversity of this emerging and important area of research in Information Systems. Environmental sustainability is one of if not the most important challenge facing organisations and society in the 21st century. Information systems and information technology have a major role to play in both reducing its environmental impact and providing the systems and technological innovation to reduce the environmental impact of organisations. Currently there is a lack of rigorous empirical studies which are theory and evidence based to provide a sound basis for understanding IT green best practices and how these can be best adopted in organisations. This special issue of the AJIS contributes this current gap in the knowledge concerning green IS and IT with five empirical research papers which examined five different aspects of green IS and IT.

  15. Editorial: 3rd Special Issue on behavior change, health, and health disparities.

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    Higgins, Stephen T

    2016-11-01

    This Special Issue of Preventive Medicine (PM) is the 3rd that we have organized on behavior change, health, and health disparities. This is a topic of critical importance to improving U.S. population health. There is broad scientific consensus that personal behaviors such as cigarette smoking, other substance abuse, and physical inactivity/obesity are among the most important modifiable causes of chronic disease and its adverse impacts on population health. Hence, effectively promoting health-related behavior change needs to be a key component of health care research and policy. There is also broad recognition that while these problems extend throughout the population, they disproportionately impact economically disadvantaged populations and other vulnerable populations and represent a major contributor to health disparities. Thus, behavior change represents an essential step in curtailing health disparities, which receives special attention in this 3rd Special Issue. We also devote considerable space to the longstanding challenges of reducing cigarette smoking and use of other tobacco and nicotine delivery products in vulnerable populations, obesity, and for the first time food insecurity. Across each of these topics we include contributions from highly accomplished policymakers and scientists to acquaint readers with recent accomplishments as well as remaining knowledge gaps and challenges. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Editorial: 2nd Special Issue on behavior change, health, and health disparities.

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    Higgins, Stephen T

    2015-11-01

    This Special Issue of Preventive Medicine (PM) is the 2nd that we have organized on behavior change, health, and health disparities. This is a topic of fundamental importance to improving population health in the U.S. and other industrialized countries that are trying to more effectively manage chronic health conditions. There is broad scientific consensus that personal behavior patterns such as cigarette smoking, other substance abuse, and physical inactivity/obesity are among the most important modifiable causes of chronic disease and its adverse impacts on population health. As such behavior change needs to be a key component of improving population health. There is also broad agreement that while these problems extend across socioeconomic strata, they are overrepresented among more economically disadvantaged populations and contribute directly to the growing problem of health disparities. Hence, behavior change represents an essential step in curtailing that unsettling problem as well. In this 2nd Special Issue, we devote considerable space to the current U.S. prescription opioid addiction epidemic, a crisis that was not addressed in the prior Special Issue. We also continue to devote attention to the two largest contributors to preventable disease and premature death, cigarette smoking and physical inactivity/obesity as well as risks of co-occurrence of these unhealthy behavior patterns. Across each of these topics we included contributions from highly accomplished policy makers and scientists to acquaint readers with recent accomplishments as well as remaining knowledge gaps and challenges to effectively managing these important chronic health problems. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Editorial

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    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

  18. Editorial (special issue on CALL, e-learning and m-learning

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    Jo Mynard

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Technology has, in one form of another, been a part of self-access learning since the very first self-access centres (SACs of the 1980s. Some of the better-funded centres featured elaborate listening and recording machinery and (occasionally early personal computers. Early software programmes and language-learning websites available for self-access use tended to be aimed at individual study, initially following the language lab model, and were often designed to teach or test discrete language points. Of course, in 2011 programmes aimed at individual study do still exist and certainly have a place in self-access learning, particularly if a learner has identified a target language area that the software or website covers. However, in this special issue we go beyond language learning software and look at tools and technologies currently available to the learner as self-access resources.

  19. Guest editorial: Introduction to the special issue on modern control for computer games.

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    Argyriou, Vasileios; Kotsia, Irene; Zafeiriou, Stefanos; Petrou, Maria

    2013-12-01

    A typical gaming scenario, as developed in the past 20 years, involves a player interacting with a game using a specialized input device, such as a joystic, a mouse, a keyboard, etc. Recent technological advances and new sensors (for example, low cost commodity depth cameras) have enabled the introduction of more elaborated approaches in which the player is now able to interact with the game using his body pose, facial expressions, actions, and even his physiological signals. A new era of games has already started, employing computer vision techniques, brain-computer interfaces systems, haptic and wearable devices. The future lies in games that will be intelligent enough not only to extract the player's commands provided by his speech and gestures but also his behavioral cues, as well as his/her emotional states, and adjust their game plot accordingly in order to ensure more realistic and satisfactory gameplay experience. This special issue on modern control for computer games discusses several interdisciplinary factors that influence a user's input to a game, something directly linked to the gaming experience. These include, but are not limited to, the following: behavioral affective gaming, user satisfaction and perception, motion capture and scene modeling, and complete software frameworks that address several challenges risen in such scenarios.

  20. History and the Study of "Administration" (LAMPS) in Education: A Reflection on an Editorial for a Special Issue

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    Ribbins, Peter

    2008-01-01

    The special edition of JEAH published in August 2006 on "Administration and Leadership in Education: A Case for History?" argued that history has been seriously undervalued in the study of administration and leadership in education. My introductory editorial explained why this mattered and outlined the framework in which the papers it…

  1. Editorial

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    Klusoň, Petr; Bogdanić, Grozdana; Wichterle, Ivan

    2015-01-01

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

  2. EDITORIAL: Special issue in honour of J E Allen's 75th birthday

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    Franklin, R. N.

    2003-11-01

    This issue of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics is dedicated to Professor John Allen who has spent most of his professional life in the Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University, working on problems in gas discharges and plasma physics. His first degrees and doctorate were taken at Liverpool University in the 1950s where at the time there was an internationally renowned group led by Meek, Craggs and Edels. He then spent some time at Frascati in Italy on secondment from Harwell, helping to build up expertise there. He returned to England in the mid-1960s, first to Cambridge, but he soon migrated to Oxford to University College and the Department of Engineering Science to strengthen a team that already included von Engel, Motz and Woods with more recent reinforcement by Howatson and myself. Thus there was built up both a post-graduate MSc course and what amounted to a graduate school producing many scientists who have since distinguished themselves in all parts of the world. The prospects for success in the quest for fusion and the proximity of Culham Laboratory produced a heady mix. But the timescales lengthened and fashions changed. However, John moved with the times and he and his research students made notable contributions to the understanding of dusty plasmas and to radio-frequency plasmas used in the processing of microchips. The structure at Oxford was such that the recognition of a professorship came late in his career, but his international reputation was well established much earlier. Being freed of tutorial duties he has travelled much in recent years and has been Chairman of the International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG) 1999-2001 and directly involved in the international effort to carry out dusty plasma experiments in space under micro-gravity conditions. For my part, having known John as a colleague over the past forty years, he has been a valuable point of reference when one needed someone to comment on new ideas, a

  3. EDITORIAL: Special issue containing contributions from the Fourth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting Special issue containing contributions from the Fourth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting

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    Vaughan, Theresa M.; Wolpaw, Jonathan R.

    2011-04-01

    This special issue of Journal of Neural Engineering is a result of the Fourth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting, which was held at the Asilomar Conference Center in Monterey, California, USA from 31 May to 4 June, 2010. The meeting was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, The National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense, and was organized by the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health. It attracted over 260 participants from 17 countries—including many graduate students and postdoctoral fellows—and featured 19 workshops, platform presentations from 26 research groups, 170 posters, multiple brain-computer interface (BCI) demonstrations, and a keynote address by W Zev Rymer of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The number of participants and the diversity of the topics covered greatly exceeded those of the previous meeting in 2005, and testified to the continuing rapid expansion and growing sophistication of this exciting and still relatively new research field. BCI research focuses primarily on using brain signals to replace or restore the motor functions that people have lost due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a brainstem stroke, or some other devastating neuromuscular disorder. In the last few years, attention has also turned towards using BCIs to improve rehabilitation after a stroke, and beyond that to enhancing or supplementing the capabilities of even those without disabilities. These diverse interests were represented in the wide range of topics covered in the workshops. While some workshops addressed broad traditional topics, such as signal acquisition, feature extraction and translation, and software development, many addressed topics that were entirely new or focused sharply on areas that have become important only recently. These included workshops on optimizing P300-based BCIs; improving the mutual adaptations of the BCI and the user; BCIs that can control neuroprostheses

  4. 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

  5. EDITORIAL: Special issue containing contributions from the 39th Neural Interfaces Conference Special issue containing contributions from the 39th Neural Interfaces Conference

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    Weiland, James D.

    2011-07-01

    Implantable neural interfaces provide substantial benefits to individuals with neurological disorders. That was the unequivocal message delivered by speaker after speaker from the podium of the 39th Neural Interfaces Conference (NIC2010) held in Long Beach, California, in June 2010. Giving benefit to patients is the most important measure for any biomedical technology, and myriad presentations at NIC2010 made clear that implantable neurostimulation technology has achieved this goal. Cochlear implants allow deaf people to communicate through speech. Deep brain stimulators give back mobility and dexterity necessary for so many daily tasks that are often taken for granted. Chronic pain can be alleviated through spinal cord stimulation. Motor prosthesis systems have been demonstrated in humans, through both reanimation of paralyzed limbs and neural control of robotic arms. Earlier this year, a retinal prosthesis was approved for sale in Europe, providing some hope for the blind. In sum, current clinical implants have been tremendously beneficial for today's patients and experimental systems that will be translated to the clinic promise to expand the number of people helped through bioelectronic therapies. Yet there are significant opportunities for improvement. For sensory prostheses, patients report an artificial sensation, clearly different from the natural sensation they remember. Neuromodulation systems, such as deep brain stimulation and pain stimulators, often have side effects that are tolerated as long as the side effects are less impactful than the disease. The papers published in the special issue from NIC2010 reflect the maturing and expanding field of neural interfaces. Our field has moved past proof-of-principle demonstrations and is now focusing on proving the longevity required for clinical implementation of new devices, extending existing approaches to new diseases and improving current devices for better outcomes. Closed-loop neuromodulation is a

  6. EDITORIAL: Special issue on applied neurodynamics: from neural dynamics to neural engineering Special issue on applied neurodynamics: from neural dynamics to neural engineering

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    Chiel, Hillel J.; Thomas, Peter J.

    2011-12-01

    , the sun, earth and moon) proved to be far more difficult. In the late nineteenth century, Poincaré made significant progress on this problem, introducing a geometric method of reasoning about solutions to differential equations (Diacu and Holmes 1996). This work had a powerful impact on mathematicians and physicists, and also began to influence biology. In his 1925 book, based on his work starting in 1907, and that of others, Lotka used nonlinear differential equations and concepts from dynamical systems theory to analyze a wide variety of biological problems, including oscillations in the numbers of predators and prey (Lotka 1925). Although little was known in detail about the function of the nervous system, Lotka concluded his book with speculations about consciousness and the implications this might have for creating a mathematical formulation of biological systems. Much experimental work in the 1930s and 1940s focused on the biophysical mechanisms of excitability in neural tissue, and Rashevsky and others continued to apply tools and concepts from nonlinear dynamical systems theory as a means of providing a more general framework for understanding these results (Rashevsky 1960, Landahl and Podolsky 1949). The publication of Hodgkin and Huxley's classic quantitative model of the action potential in 1952 created a new impetus for these studies (Hodgkin and Huxley 1952). In 1955, FitzHugh published an important paper that summarized much of the earlier literature, and used concepts from phase plane analysis such as asymptotic stability, saddle points, separatrices and the role of noise to provide a deeper theoretical and conceptual understanding of threshold phenomena (Fitzhugh 1955, Izhikevich and FitzHugh 2006). The Fitzhugh-Nagumo equations constituted an important two-dimensional simplification of the four-dimensional Hodgkin and Huxley equations, and gave rise to an extensive literature of analysis. Many of the papers in this special issue build on tools

  7. Children’s Exposure to Environmental Contaminants: An Editorial Reflection of Articles in the IJERPH Special Issue Entitled, “Children’s Exposure to Environmental Contaminants”

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    Alesia Ferguson

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Children are at increased vulnerability to many environmental contaminants compared to adults due to their unique behavior patterns, increased contaminant intake per body weight, and developing biological systems. Depending upon their age, young children may crawl on the floor and may practice increased hand to mouth activity that may increase their dose-intake of specific contaminants that accumulate in dust and other matrices. Children are also smaller in size than adults, resulting in a greater body burden for a given contaminant dose. Because children undergo rapid transitions through particular developmental stages they are also especially vulnerable during certain growth-related time windows. A Special Issue was organized focused on the latest findings in the field of children’s environmental exposure for these reasons. This editorial introduces articles in this Special Issue and emphasizes their main findings in advancing the field. From the many articles submitted to this Special Issue from around the world, 23 were accepted and published. They focus on a variety of research areas such as children’s activity patterns, improved risk assessment methods to estimate exposures, and exposures in various contexts and to various contaminants. The future health of a nation relies on protecting the children from adverse exposures and understanding the etiology of childhood diseases. The field of children’s environmental exposures must consider improved and comprehensive research methods aimed at introducing mitigation strategies locally, nationally, and globally. We are happy to introduce a Special Issue focused on children’s environmental exposure and children’s health and hope that it contributes towards improved health of children.

  8. Children's Exposure to Environmental Contaminants: An Editorial Reflection of Articles in the IJERPH Special Issue Entitled, "Children's Exposure to Environmental Contaminants".

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    Ferguson, Alesia; Solo-Gabriele, Helena

    2016-11-09

    Children are at increased vulnerability to many environmental contaminants compared to adults due to their unique behavior patterns, increased contaminant intake per body weight, and developing biological systems. Depending upon their age, young children may crawl on the floor and may practice increased hand to mouth activity that may increase their dose-intake of specific contaminants that accumulate in dust and other matrices. Children are also smaller in size than adults, resulting in a greater body burden for a given contaminant dose. Because children undergo rapid transitions through particular developmental stages they are also especially vulnerable during certain growth-related time windows. A Special Issue was organized focused on the latest findings in the field of children's environmental exposure for these reasons. This editorial introduces articles in this Special Issue and emphasizes their main findings in advancing the field. From the many articles submitted to this Special Issue from around the world, 23 were accepted and published. They focus on a variety of research areas such as children's activity patterns, improved risk assessment methods to estimate exposures, and exposures in various contexts and to various contaminants. The future health of a nation relies on protecting the children from adverse exposures and understanding the etiology of childhood diseases. The field of children's environmental exposures must consider improved and comprehensive research methods aimed at introducing mitigation strategies locally, nationally, and globally. We are happy to introduce a Special Issue focused on children's environmental exposure and children's health and hope that it contributes towards improved health of children.

  9. 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....

  10. Editorial - Special Issue on the Ninth International Conference on Aeolian Research - ICAR IX (Coastal Dune Processes and Aeolian Transport)

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    da Silva, Graziela Miot

    2018-04-01

    This special issue combines some of the papers related to coastal dune processes and aeolian sediment transport that were presented at the Ninth International Conference on Aeolian Research - ICAR IX. The conference was held between 4 and 8 of July 2016 in Mildura, Australia, organized by the International Society for Aeolian Research (ISAR) and convened by Adrian Chappell (Cardiff University), Craig Strong (Australian National University), Stephen Cattle (University of Sydney), Patrick Hesp (Flinders University), John Leys (New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage), Lynda Petherick (University of Wellington) and Nick Webb (USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range).

  11. Guest editorial for the special issue ‘‘Tectonics of Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea with special emphasis on coastal and marine geohazards’’

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    Murthy, K.S.R.; Chaubey, A.K.; Radhakrishna, M.

    selected for this special issue. These include five papers dealing with various aspects of seismogenesis, structural heterogeneity and tsunami-related studies in the Andaman-Sumatra region, one paper on 3D seismic structure in Kachchh region affected...

  12. EDITORIAL: Fluctuations and noise in photonics and quantum optics: a special issue in memory of Hermann Haus

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    Abbott, Derek; Shapiro, Jeffrey H.; Yamamoto, Yoshihisa

    2004-08-01

    This Special Issue of Journal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics brings together the contributions of various researchers working on theoretical and experimental aspects of fluctuational phenomena in photonics and quantum optics. The topics discussed in this issue extend from fundamental physics to applications of noise and fluctuational methods from quantum to classical systems, and include: bullet Quantum measurement bullet Quantum squeezing bullet Solitons and fibres bullet Gravitational wave inferometers bullet Fluorescence phenomena bullet Cavity QED bullet Photon statistics bullet Noise in lasers and laser systems bullet Quantum computing and information bullet Quantum lithography bullet Teleportation. This Special Issue is published in connection with the SPIE International Symposium on Fluctuations and Noise, held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on 1-4 June 2003. The symposium contained six parallel conferences, and the papers in this Special Issue are connected to the conference entitled `Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics'. This was the first in a series of symposia organized with the support of the SPIE that have greatly contributed to progress in this area. The co-founders of the symposium series were Laszlo B Kish (Texas A&M University) and Derek Abbott (The University of Adelaide). The Chairs of the `Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics' conference were Derek Abbott, Jeffrey H Shapiro and Yoshihisa Yamamoto. The practical aspects of the organization were ably handled by Kristi Kelso and Marilyn Gorsuch of the SPIE, USA. Sadly, less than two weeks before the conference, Hermann A Haus passed away. Hermann Haus was a founding father of the field of noise in optics and quantum optics. He submitted three papers to the conference and was very excited to attend; as can be seen in the collection of papers, he was certainly present in spirit. In honour of his creativity and pioneering work in this field, we have

  13. EDITORIAL: Special issue on optical neural engineering: advances in optical stimulation technology Special issue on optical neural engineering: advances in optical stimulation technology

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    Shoham, Shy; Deisseroth, Karl

    2010-08-01

    a single spine, with two-photon uncaging) and in rapid, flexible spatial-temporal patterns [10-14]. Nevertheless, current technology generally requires damaging doses of UV or violet illumination and the continuous re-introduction of the caged compound, which, despite interest, makes for a difficult transition beyond in vitro preparations. Thus, the tremendous progress in the in vivo application of photo-stimulation tools over the past five years has been largely facilitated by two 'exciting' new photo-stimulation technologies: photo-biological stimulation of a rapidly increasing arsenal of light-sensitive ion channels and pumps ('optogenetic' probes[15-18]) and direct photo-thermal stimulation of neural tissue with an IR laser [19-21]. The Journal of Neural Engineering has dedicated a special section in this issue to highlight advances in optical stimulation technology, which includes original peer-reviewed contributions dealing with the design of modern optical systems for spatial-temporal control of optical excitation patterns and with the biophysics of neural-thermal interaction mediated by electromagnetic waves. The paper by Nikolenko, Peterka and Yuste [22] presents a compact design of a microscope-photo-stimulator based on a transmissive phase-modulating spatial-light modulator (SLM). Computer-generated holographic photo-stimulation using SLMs [12-14, 23] allows the efficient parallel projection of intense sparse patterns of light, and the welcome development of compact, user-friendly systems will likely reduce the barrier to its widespread adoption. The paper by Losavio et al [24] presents the design and functional characteristics of their acousto-optical deflector (AOD) systems for studying spatial-temporal dendritic integration in single neurons in vitro. Both single-photon (UV) and two-photon (femtosecond pulsed IR) AOD uncaging systems are described in detail. The paper presents an excellent overview of the current state of the art and limitations of

  14. Personalised medicine in 2012: editorial to the special issue of New Biotechnology on "molecular diagnostics & personalised medicine".

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    Desiere, Frank; Romano Spica, Vincenzo

    2012-09-15

    This special issue of New Biotechnology is focused on molecular diagnostics and personalised medicine and appears at an epochal moment in the development of the field. The practice of medicine is taking a significant and irrevocable turn towards personalisation, due to the great progress in areas such as genomics, pharmacogenomics and molecular diagnosis. It becomes increasingly apparent that to deliver the promise of personalised treatments, more and more novel medicines discovered today will be presented together with innovative companion diagnostics. The contributions to this volume touch on many disciplines, ranging from cell biology to genetics, immunology, molecular diagnostics, pharmaceutics and economic issues. The contributions of clinicians and basic scientists are synergistically presented to underline better the wide spectrum of studies that can contribute to the new field of personalised medicine. The promising perspectives of individualised treatments are related not only to higher effectiveness, but also to increased efficiency. This is relevant not only for the individual patient, but even more so for the general public, within a wider economical perspective where resources are limited and it becomes more and more mandatory to close the gap between social costs and benefits. This approach follows the steps of a stratified and individualised medicine and finds its final goal in an individualised healthcare. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Issues of Ethics and Methods in Studying Social Media (Editorial)

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    Sormanen, Niina; Lauk, Epp

    2016-01-01

    The Editorial raises some challenging ethical and methodological aspects of Internet based research (such as protection of informational privacy, informed consent, general ethical guidelines vs case-based approach), which are further discussed in the five articles of this special issue.

  16. Virtual Special Issue on Migration

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    Jordan, Declan; Elhorst, Paul

    2016-01-01

    This editorial introduces a virtual special issue of Spatial Economic Analysis compiled to mark the keynote lecture at the 46th Annual Conference of the Regional Science Association InternationalBritish and Irish Section in Cornwall by Professor Jacques Poot of the National Institute of Demographic

  17. Editorial. Special issue of Classical and Quantum Gravity on the proceedings of the 4th international LISA symposium

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    Finn, Lee Samuel

    2003-01-01

    The 4th International LISA Symposium was held at the National Science Foundation Physics Frontier Center for Gravitational Wave Physics at The Pennsylvania State University on 19-24 July 2002. This special issue of Classical and Quantum Gravity is the proceedings of this meeting. LISA - the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna - is part of an international effort to open a new window on the universe. Not all things radiate light, but everything gravitates. Observations of the gravitational waves radiated by black holes and compact binary star systems, in our galaxy and beyond, can reveal details about these systems and their environments that are otherwise inaccessible. The international effort, of which LISA is a part, includes ground-based detectors, and the relationship between LISA and its ground-based detector 'cousins' was an important theme for this Symposium. LISA will observe gravitational waves in the 0.1 mHz to 0.1 Hz band, complementing observations made by ground-based detectors in the 10 Hz to several KHz band. Together they will explore nearly six decades of bandwidth in the gravitational-wave sky. LISA in particular will observe the gravitational waves radiated by the coalescence of black holes at the centres of colliding galaxies, and the inspiral of compact neutron stars or stellar-mass black holes onto these black holes, virtually anywhere in the universe. It will take a census of neutron star or close white dwarf binaries in our own galaxy and observe the formation of large black holes from the very first structures to form and collapse in our universe. In doing all these things, it will shed new 'light' on the first structures to form in the universe, explore the evolution of galaxies and the roles that black holes play in their structure, test relativity near the 'edges' of a black hole, and deepen our understanding of stellar and binary system evolution. A successful conference - and this LISA Symposium, like its predecessors, was very

  18. Editorial

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    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.

  19. EDITORIAL: Special issue featuring articles arising from the 11th High-Tech Plasma Processes Conference Special issue featuring articles arising from the 11th High-Tech Plasma Processes Conference

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    Bruggeman, Peter; Degrez, Gérard; Delplancke, Marie-Paule; Gleizes, Alain

    2011-05-01

    modification, deposition of thin films and bio- and environmental applications. This special issue includes papers on modelling, covering arc and hollow cathode discharges, diffusion in the presence of magnetic fields, coupling techniques for particle-in-cell solvers and Stark broadening of He lines. Experimental work on plasma spraying, coatings and hydrocarbon conversion is also reported. In view of the diversity of the presented research at the conference, no attempt is made to give a full overview. We hope, nevertheless, that the readers enjoy reading the contributions and find them a useful reference for their own research. We are grateful to all participants for their valuable contributions and lively discussions. Our special thanks go to the members of the various committees for their important contributions to the success of the conference. We especially thank Joost van der Mullen who coordinated the scientific part of this conference. Financial support from the conference sponsors is gratefully acknowledged and we are particularly grateful to the Editorial Board of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics for the publication of this special issue.

  20. Editorial: Volume 2, Issue 2

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    Kristy L. Archuleta

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This editorial started to take shape during the later part of November, right before Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving break came and went quickly for the two of us, and before we knew it, December was here. In a moment of retrospective thinking, we stopped and thought about how this Journal has grown from a simple idea into something that is helping shape the emerging field of financial therapy in just a matter of one or two years. How grateful we are to be able to help guide this important outreach function of the Financial Therapy Association. Even though we get caught up in the day-to-day routines of teaching, conducting research, providing service to the profession, and working diligently to produce a world-class journal, we want every reader to know that we are honored to serve as editors and to be, in a minor sense, ambassadors for the financial therapy field.

  1. Editorial, Volume 5, Issue 1

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    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Welcome to Volume 5, Issue 1 of the Journal of Financial Therapy! In this issue, four scholarly papers are presented along with two profiles and a book review. These four papers address very important issues, such as mental health therapists’ competency in working with financial issues, financial stress of college students, parental messages about money, and financial advice media.

  2. Editorial Volume 2 Issue 1

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    2006-12-01

    projects are features with flexible learning that are used less than expected. These are important and valuable insights, and based on solid empirical material. The authors provide us with evidence that on-line learning still has a way to go when it comes to surpassing conventional teaching on campus in terms of innovative methods. Jens E. Kjeldsen provides us with fundamental critique of the PowerPoint software. For years this software has supplied the world of education, instruction and business communication with a transparent sort of media, without generating much else than admiration and astonishment, at least when successful users amaze novices. But over the years a growing suspicion has emerged, saying that, in spite of its transparency, it still has a profound effect on the message. Kjeldsen, whose research speciality is the political use of rhetoric, has aired this criticism in a keynote speech to the “Didactics and Technology” conference at Lillehammer University College in 2005. He has developed his address into an essay and we think it represents  one of the most coherent and comprehensive contributions to date in its attempt to critique PowerPoint delivery. His essay is written in an overtly rhetorical style, which also underlines his message that any teacher or communicator needs to investigate the rhetorical situation first, before considering what kind of support a set of slides can provide for the understanding of the learner. His final point is that “media rhetoracy” is a dimension that needs to be employed to make communication useful and successful. From the last article in this issue by Martin Engebretsen we learn that the correspondence between text and video is a complex matter, and that it challenges our common conceptions of multimodality. In essence, it addresses the matter of how texts and video can interact in the service of effective and purposeful communication. Martin Engebretsen argues, largely in the spirit of  Kress and Leeuwen

  3. Editorial: Contemporary Issues in International Economics

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available International dimension is at the core of modern business activity and globalization processes tighten interconnectedness also at the macroeconomic level to unprecedented levels. This is clearly demonstrated by the first two issues of our review and expressed in editorial introductions (Wach, 2013; Klich, 2013. Thus, the third issue is explicitly devoted to contemporary issues in international economics. Obviously, tackling them in the way as complete as for example in Global Shift: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy (Dicken, 2011 is impossible, taken into consideration limits of a journal issue.

  4. Editorial Volume 6 Issue 3

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available This issue of AABFJ has several finance articles related to the Australian securities market. Segara, Das and Turner (2012 report results from the use of active extension strategies in the Australian equities market. Lee (2012 examines whether individual hedge funds and funds-of-hedge funds (FOHFs exhibit risk-return trade-off patterns. Finally, Aldamen, Duncan and Khan (2012 explore the impact of corporate governance on the demand for debt in the Australian market. Pickering (2012 explores the issue of whether public (ASX listed or partnership ownership of accounting firms is the more efficient form.

  5. Editorial Volume 4 Issue 3

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    Ciorstan J. Smark

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available This issue of AABFJ presents papers from a range of approaches and research topics in keeping with thejournal’s broad focus on accounting, finance and business. This issue includes the examination of microstructurefinance in the context of real estate pricing and an analysis straddling financial analysis and the roleof accounting standards in decision-making. The policing paper in accounting employs a socialconstructionist approach to the study of the New Zealand public sector. Business education is represented ina study of students undertaking internships as part of their university degree in commerce. In the last issue,the editors flagged the move to broaden the scope of the journal to include shorter articles and book reviews.This issue presents the first book review. Readers will no doubt notice that the printable Research Onlineformat has returned to A4. In an environment of resource constraints, both financially and environmentally,the editors decided that the revised format is more appropriate. As usual, electronic media is the mostprevalent mode of delivery.This

  6. Editorial, Volume 7, Issue 2

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    Full Text Available This issue features four articles, two profiles, and one book review. Each article adds a new contribution to the field of financial therapy. First, Dr. Asebedo applies a conflict resolution framework to money arguments. Next, Drs. Rea, Zuiker, and Mendenhall explore financial management practices among emerging adult couples. In the third paper, Drs. Ann Woodyard and Cliff Robb help to add further description of financial satisfaction. Then, Dr. Russell James offers a unique theoretical analysis of mortality salience and financial decisions. This issue also features a practitioner profile of Beth Crittenden and a scholar profile of Sarah Asebedo. Finally, we conclude with a review by Neal VanZutphen about a book entitled, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.

  7. Editorial Volume 6 Issue 5

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    Full Text Available The articles published in this issue of AABFJ cover a variety of discipline areas as well as providing a contrast in methodologies for research. Cheung and Powell (2012 provide guidance on the use of the Excel modelling package to construct parametric and Monte Carlo Simulation models. Lama (2012 examined the relationship between corporate governance and a firm’s performance as measured by return on equity, earning yield and return on assets, and found and found that in mid-sized Australian ASX companies there was a positive correlation. Morunga and Bradbury (2012 report on the data overload found in the financial reports of New Zealand companies as a result of the disclosure requirements emanating from the adoption and implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standards in New Zealand.

  8. Editorial Volume 5 Issue 1

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    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available This issue of AABFJ is the first in our fifth year of publication and in recognition we present papers covering the areas of finance, economics-related finance, banking and accounting. In this new research environment of ERA rankings, the ability to publish across all these fields is an important contribution. The finance paper (Lepone & Mistry 2011 examines the question of whether placing disclosed (broker placing order is identified versus undisclosed (no broker identifier given limit orders affects price movements on the Australian Securities Exchange. This study uses miro-trading data from SIRCA (Security Industry Research Centre of Asia-Pacific to provide insights for both academics, regulators and practitioners.

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    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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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The research on intelligent robots will produce robots that are able to operate in everyday life environments, to adapt their program according to environment changes, and to cooperate with other team members and humans. Operating in human environments, robots need to process, in real time, a large amount of sensory data—such as vision, laser, microphone—in order to determine the best action. Intelligent algorithms have been successfully applied to link complex sensory data to robot action. This editorial briefly summarizes recent findings in the field of intelligent robots as described in the articles published in this special issue.

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    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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    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!

  13. EDITORIAL: Special issue: overview reports from the Fusion Energy Conference (FEC) (Daejeon, South Korea, 2010) Special issue: overview reports from the Fusion Energy Conference (FEC) (Daejeon, South Korea, 2010)

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    2011-09-01

    The group of 27 papers published in this special issue of Nuclear Fusion aims to monitor the worldwide progress made in the period 2008-2010 in the field of thermonuclear fusion. Of these papers, 22 are based on overview reports presented at the 23rd Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2010) and five are summary reports. The conference was hosted by the Republic of Korea and organized by the IAEA in cooperation with the National Fusion Research Institute and the Daejeon Metropolitan City. It took place in Daejeon on 11-16 October 2010. The overviews presented at the conference have been rewritten and extended for the purpose of this special issue and submitted to the standard double-referee peer-review of Nuclear Fusion. The articles are placed in the following sequence: Conference summaries of the sessions devoted to: Tokamak and stellarator experiments, experimental divertor physics and plasma wall interaction experiments, stability experiments and waves and fast particles; ITER activities, fusion technology, safety and economics; Magnetic confinement theory and modelling; Inertial confinement fusion; Innovative confinement concepts, operational scenarios and confinement. Overview articles, presented in programme order, are as follows: Tokamaks Overview of KSTAR initial experiments; Recent progress in RF heating and long-pulse experiments on EAST; Overview of JET results; DIII-D contributions toward the scientific basis for sustained burning plasmas; Overview of JT-60U results toward the resolution of key physics and engineering issues in ITER and JT-60SA; Overview of physics results from NSTX; Overview of ASDEX Upgrade results; Overview of physics results from MAST; Contribution of Tore Supra in preparation of ITER; Overview of FTU results; Overview of experimental results on the HL-2A tokamak; Progress and scientific results in the TCV tokamak; Overview of the JT-60SA project; Recent results of the T-10 tokamak; The reconstruction and research progress of the TEXT

  14. Editorial: AABFJ Volume 11, Issue 4, 2017

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    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The current edition of the journal publishes a special issue of best papers of the 6th International Accounting Conference on the topic of “the growth game changer: how accounting works in digital era”. The conference was held by Indonesian University (Universities Indonesia in Jogjakarta from 7 to 9th August 2017.

  15. Editorial: AABFJ Volume 11, Issue 4, 2017

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    Elvia Shauki; Harun Harun; Habib Khan

    2017-01-01

    The current edition of the journal publishes a special issue of best papers of the 6th International Accounting Conference on the topic of “the growth game changer: how accounting works in digital era”. The conference was held by Indonesian University (Universities Indonesia) in Jogjakarta from 7 to 9th August 2017.

  16. Editorial Vol-1-Issue-2-2005

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    2005-12-01

    examples from popular culture she displays the need for an alternative to specialization, exact measurement, atomistic thinking and notions like “learning per second”. Dr. Kristen Snyder's paper is an explorative paper. It proposes to see the introduction of ICT in schools in a larger perspective. Organisational development is not entirely about making it function more optimally, and implementing ICT is not solely a question of making students learn more effectively. While a generation of “school development” has implemented organisational analysis, trying to optimise flow of information, breaking up old patterns of authority etc., implementing ICT has been seen as a question of classroom learning. It’s about time we join those efforts in a more holistic sense. Our last paper, by dr. Stephen Dobson, writes about literacy and narratives. He argues that narrative competence is a necessary prerequisite for understanding and knowing, and that this has been neglected in educational policies. He outlines different ways of describing narrative literacy related to various technologies and media and suggests a way to investigate these matters in a research programme. The editorial board is pleased to announce that Professor Lars Qvortrup of the University of Southern Denmark has joined us as a full member. His wide experience and his skills in the academic field of media, technology and lifelong learning injects a significant amount of  wisdom and reflexivity to the enthusiastic group of editors. His joining-in is a very welcome development of a long-lasting cooperation with us at the Lillehammer University College.

  17. Editorial article for the special issue on data-based decision making around the world: From policy to practice to results

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    Schildkamp, Kim; Ehren, Melanie Catharina Margaretha; Lai, M.K.

    2012-01-01

    This editorial article briefly examines the importance of data-based decision making. It discusses the definition as well as rationale for data-based decision making, its purposes, the use of data at different levels of the educational system, and possible promoting and hindering factors of

  18. Editorial

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

  19. Editorial of the Special Issue on Human-Technology Interaction and Technology Adoption: Exploring Frameworks other than Actor-Network Theory

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    Actor-network theory (ANT) has established itself as a valuable resource for the analysis of technology innovation and adoption. One of the main reasons for the success of the Innovation Translation Model (a specific instantiation of ANT) is the fact that it fits very well the emerging dominance...... challenges. This is why in this special issue we have focused on exploring, in parallel to ANT, other approaches that have also proven valuable in studying technology adoption and human-technology interaction. Some of these approaches share significant common ground with ANT. They also diverge in some......, Design in-use, Practice theory, Innovation diffusion, Consumer innovativeness and Activity theory....

  20. 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

  1. Editorial

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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.

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

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

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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

  4. Special Issue to publish

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    SciencePG has offered an email poster to help collect papers for our Special Issue and I have uploaded it for you. Please visit http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/specialissue/149002  to see our Special Issue announcement. Now, you can do the followings to personally contribute and promote our Special Issue:1. Submit your paper related to the topics of interest 2. Upload it to your personal websites.3. Upload it to the public websites of some universities and academic institutions...

  5. Editorial

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    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.

  6. Special issue: Plasma Conversion

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    Nozaki, T.; Bogaerts, A.; Tu, X.; van de Sanden, M. C. M.

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    With growing concern of energy and environmental issues, the combination of plasma and heterogeneous catalysts receives special attention in greenhouse gas conversion, nitrogen fixation and hydrocarbon chemistry. Plasma gas conversion driven by renewable electricity is particularly important for the

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    Feb 15, 2017 ... Research Article. Special Issue ... In myriad studies implemented, the quality of life has been defined in different ways among which the .... service and trading users in living area. ... market, bakery, barber shop, restaurant, etc.

  8. Editorial Volume 9, Issue 2 2018

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    Karen Nelson

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    Full Text Available Welcome to our second issue for 2018.  In February we opened the year with the publication of Volume 9(1, a special issue dedicated to the top papers from the 6th Biennial National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia (NAEEA Conference which was hosted by Southern Cross University at the Gold Coast, Australia in December 2017.   Shortly after this Conference, the Australian Government announced that undergraduate funding was to be capped at 2017 levels, effectively stopping the demand driven funding system for high education in Australia.  With that backdrop Volume 9(1 was a timely opportunity to consider the impact of disruption, and as perceptions of the value of higher education are challenged, to reiterate the value of supporting access and equity to higher education institutions.

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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

  10. 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

    topics, which were also covered at previous conferences in this series and have become conventional, experimental and theoretical results on the influence of energetic ions on bulk plasma transport properties were also reported. Some materials from the meeting are available on the web page http://www.kinr.kiev.ua/TCM/index.html. 24 of the works presented at the meeting are published in this special issue. These works were reviewed to the usual high standard of Nuclear Fusion. The guest editor of this special issue is grateful to the publishers for their cooperation.

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    Bodin Loys

    2005-12-01

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

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    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

  14. Editorial first issue: Letter from the Editor

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    Farinaz Nasirinezhad

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Welcome to the first issue of Journal of Medical Physiology! Journal of Medical Physiology is a high-quality, peer reviewed, open access journal which will focus on physiology, biology, and neuroscience and their applications in clinic from the molecular levels to the levels of organs and systems.  In recent years knowledge of physiology has been under a great progress and is being taught as one of the major courses in medicine and allied fields in the universities. Many researchers are doing research in this field and try to find the basic mechanism and appropriate solution for diseases which are difficult to treat. The editorial board wants to create a balanced journal to help the researchers in the field of medicine and physiology to share the results of their research work. Like all good science, medical physiology has no national boundaries. Although we each have found our own niche where we work and feel most comfortable, science language is a common language and by this language scientist can learn from each other. We want Journal of Medical Physiology to be an international forum for sharing the best ideas. It will help researcher in the field of medicine and physiology to keep up with the science. We hope that this journal plays a major role in the development of the physiological sciences and contribute to the diffusion of scientific knowledge and to promote discussion among scientist. The journal will include original researches that are practical applications of known techniques as well as theoretical advances at the physiological sciences and medicine. I consider it a great honor being as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Medical Physiology and I will do my best to face all challenges that confront the journal and striving to increase the quality and impact of the journal's content. Despite the inevitable push towards publishing in the highest impact factor journals possible, the other side of the coin is ensuring that your work is

  15. Editorial

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    Special Issue: 38th Annual Conference of the European Teratology Society 5-8th September, 2010 Barcelona, Spain......Special Issue: 38th Annual Conference of the European Teratology Society 5-8th September, 2010 Barcelona, Spain...

  16. Editorial of the 30th issue of Ambiente & Agua journal

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This editorial discusses the Ambiente & Agua journal’s efforts to adjust to new criteria in order to remain in the SciELO Brazil collection. Special emphasis is given to efforts intended to meet the anticipated levels of internationalization, professionalization, and sustainable funding models in order to maintain the journal’s high quality and increasing impact. The Editorial Board identified the need to raise publication fees beginning on July 15, 2015. However, since we have a hybrid approach that includes public support and publication fees to cover article processing charges (APC, the new rates will be much lower than the average international APC.

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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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    Oct 5, 2017 ... Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences. ISSN 1112-9867. Available online at http://www.jfas.info. Research Article. Special Issue .... of use. Three critical success factors of e-learning (instructor characteristics, student characteristics .... Total of 95 questionnaires were used for further data analysis.

  3. Overview of Special Issue

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    Hiemstra, Djoerd; Harman, Donna; Allan, James; Kelly, Diane; Belkin, Nicholas J.; Bennet, Paul; Callan, Jamie; Clarke, Charles; Diaz, Fernando; Dumais, Susan; Ferro, Nicola; Harman, Donna; Ruthven, Ian; Sakai, Tetsuya; Smucker, Mark D.; Zobel, Justin

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    This special issue of SIGIR Forum marks the 40th anniversary of the ACM SIGIR Conference by showcasing papers selected for the ACM SIGIR Test of Time Award from the years 1978-2001. These papers document the history and evolution of IR research and practice, and illustrate the intellectual impact

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    Jun 5, 2016 ... because Amir al- Mu'minin's(peace be upon him) name is related to human perfection and. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences. ISSN 1112-9867. Available online at http://www.jfas.info. Research Article. Special Issue. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences is licensed under a Creative ...

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    Oct 5, 2017 ... We are listed under Research Associations. D THAT USES A ... Clinical Engineering, Toin University of Yokohama, Yokohama, Aoba ... Special Issue ..... advisable to run the prognosis results at least one hundred times with the Euclidean and ... They are some of the topics left for future research. 5.

  6. EDITORIAL: Special issue containing contributions from the Sixth Biennial Research Congress of The Eye and the Chip Special issue containing contributions from the Sixth Biennial Research Congress of The Eye and the Chip

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    Hessburg, Philip C.

    2011-06-01

    Once again Journal of Neural Engineering is devoting an issue to the field of visual neuro-prosthetics. These papers were presented at the Sixth Biennial Research Congress of The Eye and the ChipA 13 DVD set of all presentations at The Eye and the Chip 2010 is available from Carolyn Barth PhD, Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, 15415 E Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park MI 48230, USA, 313.824.4710, clbarth@dioeyes.org, held in Detroit in September 2010. In the last decade this field has metamorphosed from 'in all probability a foolish and impractical dream' to a device approved for implantation in Europe and pending approval in the United States, and from a handful of serious efforts to several dozen on every continent save for Antartica. A recent comprehensive volume, Visual Prosthetics [1], edited by Gislin Dagnelie of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, focuses closely on this subject and is a tremendous addition to the literature. In his preface Dr Dagnelie notes as follows. 'In the year 2000, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology had the inspiration to foster a new collaboration among visual prosthesis researchers, clinicians, and workers in low vision rehabilitation by creating and sponsoring a series of biennial meetings called 'The Eye and the Chip'. Successful beyond expectations, these meetings have become the premier gathering place for researchers from all parts of the world and from very different backgrounds. Invited speakers are scientists who are advancing the field, yet the scale and atmosphere allow all researchers, patients, and the media to come and be updated about progress over the past two years. More perhaps than at other scientific meetings, where investigators tend to gather within disciplines, participants at The Eye and the Chip are challenged to be open-minded, learn about and critique each other's work, and return home with fresh ideas for interdisciplinary approaches. The interdisciplinary character of this book reflects that

  7. Editorial

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    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

  8. Editorial: AABFJ Volume 9, Issue 1, 2015

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available There are six excellent and diversified papers published in this edition of the Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal. As highlighted below, these papers’ contributions range from issues relating to accounting standard setting process to the efficient market hypothesis including a paper based on alternative accounting research methodology that explores the issues of career choices by women in a developing economy.

  9. Editorial Vol-1-Issue-1-2005

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    Yngve Nordkvelle

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Launching a new journal is a rare event - doing it electronically is even more rare. Given the subtext for the journal: “media, technology and lifelong learning”, the format might not be so surprising. Enthusiasts for electronic publishing underline that it acts as an alternative to the traditional publishing in a number of significant ways. It is far more affordable for independent actors to establish, it is a lot more reasonable to run, and in addition supports genuine academic virtues more effectively than traditional journals: results from research can be published faster, they are accessible for everyone with a PC hooked onto the Internet, it can serve formerly unrecognised academic communities and special interests with a platform, etc.Genevieve Brown and Beverly J. Irby give a brilliant account of the “whys” and “hows” they confronted while planning and launching their journal “Advancing Women in Leadership Journal”. Read their wonderful article in The Journal of Electronic Publishing.The most important, however, is the founding idea, what the editors suggest as their contribution to the current discourses in the field. Seminar.net is a title we find telling: it is about education, it is about teaching and learning, about democracy in the digital age and about didactics. Now, didactics has a significant position in educational theory in general. Behind the development of didactics, there is a long history of trying to formalise the “art of teaching”. Educational technology goes back to the ancient Greek, according to the historian of educational technology, Paul Saettler. Trying to make teaching meaningful to the student, efficient in its use of time and resources, coping with both the process of conveying meaning, cultural standards and upbringing as well as initiating the young into the world of adults is a complex activity. Inventing methods, tricks of the trade and rules of thumb, has, during history, been crucial

  10. Editorial for EJEL Volume 13 Issue 1

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    Levinsen, Karin; Ørngreen, Rikke

    2015-01-01

    of contexts in which learning takes place influence the expectations from elearning technologies, but it is also the case that technological development challenges human practices such as pedagogy, teacher and student roles, and people’s conceptualization of learning and knowledge. Therefore innovation......, evelopment and adaption from both sides of human-technology-interaction have become ongoing issues. The articles in this issue take different approaches to explore this widening range of possibilities for elearning and offers complementary views into the possibilities through technological experimental work...... of real users, the empirical work finds that both human and technological issues are of importance for further development of elearning...

  11. Editorial:

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    Hershkowitz, Noah

    2006-02-01

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

  12. Preface JFDE Special Issue Glass

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    Ulrich Knaack

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Facade Design and Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that touches many other scientific disciplines. Glass is one of the key materials for building envelopes, and a strong scientific community has developed over the last decade. Designers love glass for its transparency. It is strong but brittle and very demanding in terms of engineering. We continuously see new innovative developments in terms of its climatic performance, structural possibilities, construction design and new applications. Reason enough to dedicate this special issue to the topic. The issue would not have been possible without the contribution of our special editors Jan Belis and Christian Louter, who contributed through their outstanding editorial work and network. Most of the papers in this issue were carefully selected from of a number of invited submissions and conference papers of the COST Action TU0905 Mid-Term Conference, April 17+18 2013, Porec, (CRC Press/Balkema, Leiden and subsequently subjected to the regular blind review process of the journal. Glass as a building material demonstrates the nature of the architectural discipline, where science and building practice are closely linked. Buildings are the live testing bed for scientific research and, at the same time, building practice formulates new research questions. We found that many articles sent to us deal with this relation. Therefore we decided to introduce the new category ’Applied Practice’ for certain journal paper contributions, which from now on can be found at the end of each issue. Although they do not need to be purely scientific, ’Applied Practice’ papers will always discuss new developments, will have a clear structure and are subjected to the strict JFDE review process. Façade Design and Engineering is a peer reviewed, open access journal, funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO (www.nwo.nl. We see ’open access’ as the future publishing model. But it

  13. Editorial

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    Special Issue on Responsibility for Social and Environmental IssuesWhether and to what extent business organisations should assume responsibility for social and environmental issues has been a vexed issue for most of the 20th Century. Debate ensues along ideological, ethical, strategic and cultural lines.

  14. Editorial: Special Issue: Art, brain and languages

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    2010-01-01

    IJART is a top venue for high quality research and artworks that advance state-of-the-art contributions in the area of the arts and new technologies. The focus is on the multi-disciplinary emerging area of computational art. With the evolution of intelligent devices, sensors and ambient intelligent....../ubiquitous systems, it is not surprising to see many research projects starting to explore the design of intelligent artistic artefacts. This is a new multi-disciplinary area that is still in its infancy. Ambient intelligence(AmI) supports the vision that technology will become invisible, embedded in our natural...

  15. Editorial special issue on "Laser Doppler vibrometry"

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    Vanlanduit, Steve; Dirckx, Joris

    2017-12-01

    The invention of the laser in 1960 has opened up many opportunities in the field of measurement science and technology. Just a few years after the invention of the laser, a novel fluid flow measurement technique based on the Doppler effect was introduced: at that moment the laser Doppler anemometer or shortly LDA [1] was born. The technique enabled fluid velocity measurement by using the light of a He-Ne beam which was scattered by very small polystyrene spheres entrained in the fluid. Later on, in the late nineteen seventees it was recognized that the detection of the Doppler frequency shift that occurs when light is scattered by a moving surface can also be used to measure the vibration velocity of an object. The instrument to perform these vibration measurements was called the laser Doppler vibrometer or LDV [2]. In the last decades several technological advances were made in the field of laser Doppler vibrometry. The result is that nowadays, velocity measurements of fluids (using LDA) and vibrating objects (using LDV) are performed in many challenging applications in different fields (microelectronics, civil structures, biomedical engineering, material science, etc.).

  16. Editorial

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    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.

  17. Editorial

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    2013-09-01

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

  18. Editorial

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    Mongelli, Luca; Leone, Maria Isabella; Martini, Antonella

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    This first issue of 2015 contains two specials: A CINet conference special (Continuous Innovation across Boundaries was the theme of the CINet conference in Rome in September 2012) and a topical special on the role of social networks in organizing ideation, creativity and innovation....

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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

  20. Editorial: Progress and prospects

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    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...

  1. Editorial for EJEL Volume 13 Issue 5

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    2015-01-01

    E-Learning is dynamic and ever changing and there is an ongoing need for studies that enhance and improve e-Learning technically and pedagogically. This issue contains 8 papers all relating to the overall scope of doing e-Learning. The articles take different approaches to explore various ways of...... of improving e-Learning from various points of perspectives: the personal and self-regulated learning of the students; ways for teachers to get insight into the students learning and institutional approaches to develop online-competent tutors....

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    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 ...

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    2002-12-01

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

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    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

  5. Editorial

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

    2005-01-01

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

  6. Editorial

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    Farshid Sarrafzadeh-Rezaei

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    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

  7. Special Issue on advanced and emerging light sources

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    Haverlag, M.; Kroesen, G.M.W.; Ferguson, I.

    2011-01-01

    EDITORIAL The papers in this special issue of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (JPhysD) originate from the 12th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Light Sources and the 3rd International Conference on White LEDs and Solid State Lighting, held 11–16 July 2010 at Eindhoven

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    Kamil Özerk

    2009-06-01

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

  9. Editorial.

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    Al-Deeb, Saleh M; Khan, Sonia

    2009-01-01

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

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    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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    Special Issue

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    Full Text Available European Union - e-Communicating and Networking is a special issue of Styles of Communication and it is part of the project European Citizens – (Delegitimators of a Networking Europe (e-eurociti.

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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.

  13. Research Article Special Issue

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    2018-03-07

    Mar 7, 2018 ... characterized by historically developed specialization, a special geographical location ... We are listed under Research Associations category. ... product, service or technology providing economic and/or public benefit, additional in ...... the region's competitiveness // International Business Management.

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    is made by the publisher and editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or statement appears in this Journal, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles and advertisement herein are the responsibility of the contributor or advertiser concerned. Accordingly, the publisher and the editorial committee accept no liability whatsoever for the consequence of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or statement.      IIUM Engineering Journal ISSN: 1511-788X   E-ISSN: 2289-7860   Volume 19, Issue 1, June 2018 https://doi.org/10.31436/iiumej.v19i1 Table of Content     CHEMICAL AND BIOTECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING ADSORPTION OF HEAVY METALS AND RESIDUAL OIL FROM PALM OIL MILL EFFLUENT USING A NOVEL ADSORBENT OF ALGINATE AND MANGROVE COMPOSITE BEADS COATED WITH CHITOSAN IN A PACKED BED COLUMN... 1 Rana Jaafar Jawad, Mohd Halim Shah Ismail, Shamsul Izhar Siajam INVESTIGATION OF BIOFLOCCULANT AS DEWATERING AID IN SLUDGE TREATMENT........................................ 15 Mohammed Saedi Jami, Maizirwan Mel, Aysha Ralliya Mohd Ariff, Qabas Marwan Abdulazeez HYDROGEN PRODUCTION FROM ETHANOL DRY REFORMING OVER LANTHANIA-PROMOTED CO/AL2O3 CATALYST............................. 24 Fahim Fayaz, Nguyen Thi Anh Nga, Thong Le Minh Pham, Huong Thi Danh, Bawadi Abdullah, Herma Dina Setiabudi, Dai-Viet Nguyen Vo OPTIMIZATION OF RED PIGMENT PRODUCTION BY MONASCUS PURPUREUS FTC 5356 USING RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY......................................................... 34 Nor Farhana Hamid And Farhan Mohd Said PRODUCTION AND STABILITY OF MYCO-FLOCCULANTS FROM LENTINUS SQUARROSULUS RWF5 AND SIMPLICILLIUM OBCLAVATUM RWF6 FOR REDUCTION OF WATER TURBIDITY.............................................................................. 48 Nessa Jebun, Md. Zahangir Alam, Abdullah Al-Mamun, Raha Ahmad Raus ROLE OF SUBSTRATE BINDING ON THE PROTEIN DYNAMICS OF AN ENDOGLUCANASE FROM FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM AT DIFFERENT TEMPERATURES

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    2016-01-01

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

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    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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    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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    In this letter of the INES (french National Institute of the Solar Energy), a special interest is given to photovoltaic realizations in Europe. Many information are provided on different topics: the China future fifth world producer of cells in 2005, batteries and hydrogen to storage the solar energy and a technical sheet on a photovoltaic autonomous site installation for electric power production. (A.L.B.)

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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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    2007-03-01

    The Editorial Board of Reports on Progress in Physics has commissioned a series of short articles from world leaders on key physics issues in their field. These essays may raise the key issues, or ask open questions or may even suggest wild ideas. Basically, they give world leading physicists the opportunity to write what they think about the key issues in their field, free from the usual requirement to provide the fair and balanced presentations of the subject normally found in articles in Reports on Progress in Physics. We believe that the readers of the journal will be interested to learn about these exciting ideas. Just as Hilbert's famous paper of 1900 set the agenda for the next century or more in mathematics, so we hope that this series of papers will define the key issues and open questions in physics for the 21st Century and that the articles will be widely cited and downloaded. The first of these articles—'Insights from simulations of star formation' by Richard B Larson (Yale University, USA)—is published in the current issue. We trust that readers will find this article and its successors in the series to appear through 2007 and beyond entertaining and stimulating.

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    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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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available During the last decades, many applications of Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering have arisen for the characterization and remediation of environmental problems. As a result, now­adays this subject has become one of the most interesting areas of research in applied electrochemistry, with hundreds of papers published every year and many applications already ava­ilable in the market. This special issue contains sixteen very valuable contributions on these topics, written by highly recognized authors and covering the most relevant areas of interest within the topic. Environmental monitoring is a matter of the major importance because it helps to prevent and remediate pollution with the development of novel warning detection systems. For this reason, the first sets of contributions are related to characterization of environmental issues with electro­chemical methods and it contains valuable information about new tools for the characterization of organics, heavy metals and sulphur. Treatment of industrial wastes is one of the more stimulating environmental applications nowadays. Water is extensively used in industry not only as a heat exchanger fluid or a cleaning agent, but also for the production of many chemicals. As a consequence, significant volumes of waste­water are produced every day in our industries and they get into the environment after their treatment with technologies which are not always completely effective. An electrochemically-based solution to this problem is faced in this special issue with exciting contributions on electrolysis, electro-Fenton oxidation and electrocoagulation of wastewater, in which technologies for the efficient removal of dyes, persistent chemicals and inorganic pollutants are evaluated. Finally, the last set of papers included in this special issue focusses on soil remediation and bio-electrochemical treatments. Electrokinetic soil remediation (EKSR is one of the most motivating topics of

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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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    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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    We gratefully acknowledge the authors and particularly the reviewers, whose valuable comments have improved the quality of the selected papers, which were extended (and again reviewed by pairs after the conference in order to be published in this Special Issue.

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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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    McAloone, Tim C.; Pigosso, Daniela Cristina Antelmi; Mortensen, Niels Henrik

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    and it is increasingly apparent that the scope for innovation and market disruption is to be found in the careful integration of numerous life cycle activities as the object of design. Industrial Product/Service-Systems (IPSS) are one answer to this development, offering solutions towards the conceptualisation, design...... cycle, sustainability, optimisation, design and user satisfaction. The Special Issue is organised in five complementary and synergic tracks, offering a holistic and systemic view on the circular perspectives of PSS....

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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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

  4. Special Issue: Candida and Candidiasis

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    Jeniel E. Nett

    2018-06-01

    Full Text Available This special issue highlights emerging topics related to Candida, the most prevalent fungal pathogen in the hospital setting. The advantages and limitations of new, non-culture based diagnostic techniques are discussed. The issue reviews mammalian and non-mammalian infection models. The manuscripts present updates on several molecular mechanisms of pathogenicity, including filamentation, biofilm formation, and phospholipid production.

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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

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    Gusti Ayu Made Suartika

    2014-07-01

    -Space, we hope to generate a dynamic and interesting vision of the built environment that stands in contrast to journals whose subject matter is contained within a narrow vision of architecture and planning as constraining determinants of social space. While it is our intention to make space available on a continuing basis to a diversity of submissions, as is now the norm we intend to publish occasional ‘themed’ issues that cover particular subjects in significant depth, for example in kampung development, space in traditional societies, the impact of globalisation on local cultures and development control. Additionally, since this journal is being produced by the Masters Program in Architecture at Udayana University in Bali, it is also our intention to use it as a forum for the diversity of problems that now inundate Balinese society, specifically those that affect development and culture as a whole. In the forefront of this debate lies the nemesis of tourism. Its impacts are ubiquitous and variously interpreted on the one hand as destructive of environment and culture yet on the other as a making a massive contribution to the local economy. While Bali’s problems are not original, the island paradise offers a singular laboratory where the conflicts brought by tourism can be studied in significant depth. It is also our intention to generalise our content, not only in subject matter but also in the form in which it is presented. In future issues we will also welcome three other types of submission. First, book reviews (up to 1000 words. Second, viewpoints which provide a new insight or critique of a theory, method, subject matter etc that the author feels is being ignored or is otherwise misinterpreted (1000-2000 words. Third, review articles which not only review a particular book, but cover its history, influences, similar texts and a theoretical critique of content (approx 2-3000 words. We also take this opportunity to welcome our editorial board members, whom we

  7. EDITORIAL

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

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    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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    Morche, David; Krautblatter, Michael; Beylich, Achim A.

    2017-06-01

    This Editorial introduces the Special Issue on sediment cascades in cold climate geosystems that evolved from the eighth I.A.G./A.I.G. SEDIBUD (Sediment Budgets in Cold Environments; http://www.geomorph.org/sedibud-working-group/) workshop. The workshop was held from 1st to 4th September 2014 at the Environmental Research Station ;Schneefernerhaus; (http://www.schneefernerhaus.de/en/home.html) located at Mt. Zugspitze, the highest peak of Germany, (2962 m asl). Paper and poster presentations focused on observations, measurements and modeling of geomorphological processes in sediment cascades in cold climate geosystems. This resulting Special Issue brings together ten selected contributions from arctic and alpine environments.

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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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    Florence, Eric

    2016-01-01

    For once, this issue of China Perspectives is not a special feature made of a collection of articles. We have decided on this occasion to publish a rare and previously unreleased document that narrates and illustrates the rivalries, struggles, and political campaigns that were carried out in Beijing from the summer of 1975 to the spring of 1976 and reached their climax with several demonstrations at Tiananmen Square within the first few days of April 1976. While the Ninth Party Congress in Ap...

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    Broers, Nico; Verbeeck-Boutin, Muriel

    2017-01-01

    English version This special issue continues the collaboration between ENCoRE and CeROArt which started in 2014 during the 10th General Assembly of ENCoRE. A symposium, "Teaching Conservation-Restoration" was held in Liège (Belgium) for the occasion. The conference proceedings, edited by ENCoRE, were published by us.  This solution was repeated for the 11th General Assembly, this time hosted by the Hamilton Kerr Institute in Cambridge (UK), in 2016. The theme was: "Education and Research in C...

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Academic research represents a milestone in the practice of quality higher education.  Academics that consistently conduct and publish research in specialized disciplines develop leadership in their particular areas and nurture with new knowledge disciplines and professions. Certainly they strengthen the critical atmosphere in which students study and contribute to the reputation of the institutions in which they teach, and by segue attracting highly qualified students and new promising faculty into their programs.  Ground-breaking knowledge is often developed at graduate degree programs, that is, after all, how the practice of academia grows its expertise. Research is a tool for both academia and industry, providing both the framework and opportunity to explore and discover new knowledge and ideas, and strengthening higher education by encouraging the continued debate and challenge of peer-to-peer collaboration. The special issue celebrates quality of research as a basis of higher education.   Since Higher Learning Research Communications focuses on policy and practice in higher education, we have dedicated this special issue to the practice of paramount research in specialized fields of study.  This issue is published as a demonstration of how academicians and practitioners can work as peers to provide a global scope. As a festschrift of Glion Institute of Higher Education’s 50th anniversary, we dedicate this special issue to “Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure in a Globalized World”   Overlooking the magnificent Lake Geneva in Switzerland, Glion is one of the world’s leading schools of international hospitality education. Ranked among the top hospitality management schools in the world for an international career, and celebrated by the global hospitality industry, Glion has been at the top of higher education providers in this realm by recognizing early on that neither job experience nor books alone can grant a student a high

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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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    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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    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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    Full Text Available Retention and persistence are at the forefront of attention by students, parents, and state and federal lawmakers.  We continue several decades of increasing education costs and the perception of steadily decreasing returns on investment of time and money required to achieve a higher education credential. Thus, a special issue devoted to retention is timely.  Included in this special issue of the Higher Learning Research Communications journal are a number of thought pieces and literature reviews that represent diverse perspectives on retention. Dr. Watson Scott Swail provides a provocative essay, A Different Viewpoint on Retention, in which he challenges readers to reflect on the key issues regarding retention of students. While he provides compelling statistics on the growing costs of getting a college degree, he reminds us that the core issue is one of student preparation. Dr. Swail also encourages institutions to determine what success means in its own context, through statistical analysis of predictors of retention and persistence whose results can be socialized at all who support students at the institution. Dr. Gary Burkholder and Nicole Holland provide an international perspective on retention and persistence. Through introductory analysis of the state of retention and persistence research in areas outside the United States, they encourage readers to think about retention more globally.  The authors ask the readers to consider how what we have learned about higher education, as well as retention and persistence, in the United States, can help researchers and practitioners to address higher education concerns in more meaningful and helpful ways. Dr. Rebecca Jobe and Jim Lenio then provide insight on retention and persistence research across student and institutional types as well as across educational sectors.  The authors convincingly suggest that retention is a concern that should provide a common ground for all institutions

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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

  2. Special issue of photosynthetic research

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    Okamura, M.; Wraight, C.A.; van Grondelle, R.

    2014-01-01

    This Special Issue of Photosynthesis Research honors Louis M. N. Duysens, Roderick K. Clayton, and George Feher, three pioneering researchers whose work on bacterial photosynthesis laid much of the groundwork for our understanding of the role of the reaction center in photosynthetic light energy

  3. Cybernetics and Education (Special Issue)

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    Kopstein, Felix F., Ed.

    1977-01-01

    This is a special issue examining the potential of cybernetics in educational technology. Articles discuss: cybernetic methods, algorithms, feedback learning theory, a structural approach to behavioral objectives and criterion-referenced testing, task specifications and diagnosis, teacher-child interaction, educational development, teaching…

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    2006-01-01

    This volume contains the Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Ion Beam Modification of Materials, IBMM 2004, and is published by Elsevier as a special issue of Nuclear Instruments and Methods B. The conference series is the major international forum to present and discuss recent research results and future directions in the field of ion beam modification, synthesis and characterization of materials. The first conference in the series was held in Budapest, Hungary, 1978, and subsequent conferences were held every two years at locations around the Globe, most recently in Japan, Brazil and the Netherlands. The series brings together physicists, materials scientists and ion beam specialists from all over the world. The official conference language is English.

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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

  6. Introduction to the special issue

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    Gorka Elordieta

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available For the past few years there has been an intense and increasing collaboration effort between researchers working on the Iberian languages, and this is particularly true in the realm of phonetics and phonology. The 'Journal of Portuguese Linguistics 'has played a role in contributing to stimulate such a collaborative research focusing on the Iberian languages: first with a Special Issue on 'Variation and Change in the Iberian Languages: the Peninsula and Beyond', and now with a Special Issue on the 'Prosody of Ibero-Romance and Related Languages'. In fact, to broaden its scope of coverage to the Iberian languages has become an explicit goal of the journal. As guest-editors of this issue, we are very pleased to be able to contribute to this objective, which we find an extremely fruitful one.

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    2015-03-01

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

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    Østergaard, Poul Alberg; Duic, Neven

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

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    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

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

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    Reinaldo Giraldo Díaz

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    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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    Suniaga Q., José

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

  13. Getting patent policy right: an introduction to a special issue on the European Patent System

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    An editorial on the Special Issue: Dealing with the major questions confronting the basics of the European patent system; plus a look at the possible solutions; includes an overview of the article contributions....

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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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    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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    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

  17. Regional and Special Issues in Social Policy & Administration

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    This article explores the emergence and elaboration of regional and special issues of Social Policy & Administration (SP&A) from the contrasting perspectives of the two editors principally involved in their production as a distinctive feature of the journal. Catherine Jones Finer, who retired from......-to-date range of documents to trace trends and developments over time, not merely in the content of the regional and special issues themselves, but in the increasingly international and supra-national social policy environment to which they relate....... editorial involvement in2007, writes from memory of her own experience (which featured the introduction of regional then special issues as an ongoing series) drawing on the run of printed copies of SP&A still in her possession. Bent Greve then draws on his own access to a much wider and more up...

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    Mirosław Pawlak

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    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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    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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    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

  1. 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

  2. Digital Storytelling – Special issue

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    Yngve Nordkvelle

    2010-11-01

    Wiesinger et al. We think, however, that an exploration of a more multimedial approach to dissemination of research in the field is needed. With this in mind, we believe that “Seminar.net”, unhampered by many of the limits of the medium of paper, offers an opportunity to express a richer account of the field. We have encouraged the authors to provide presentations that use digital stories as examples, demonstrations, and expositions, while maintaining certain traditional academic elements, such as an abstract and references. We hope the readers will appreciate the variety of genres that support the ordinary textual information of this journal. All contributions have been peer-reviewed by independent reviewers, who are selected among members of our editorial board, and an expert panel. The less conventional papers have been selected to fit in with our section of “Practical papers”. We consider these papers of high practical merit. We thank Joe Lambert of the Center for Digital Storytelling, professor Theo Hug of University of Innsbruck, and professor Knut Lundby, University of Oslo who have acted as an advisory board to the editors for this special issue. They have provided us with access to their networks, assisted in attracting good reviewers and responded to our practical and principal questions along the way to publishing.Teaching and learning with Digital StorytellingMonica Nilsson, at the University of Stockholm, discusses digital storytelling in this article. A digital story is defined as a multimodal narrative text comprising  pictures, music, speech, sound and script.  In the article she describes and analyzes a nine year old boy´s digital stories and argues that new media, here as digital storytelling, has the potential to play a significant role in the development of both literacy and creativity.Grete Jamissen and Goro Skou work at the University College of Oslo. In their article, “ Poetic reflection through digital storytelling – a methodology to

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    José Yvan P. Leite

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

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    2015-04-01

    This special issue of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B is dedicated to the proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Microprobe Technology and Applications (ICNMTA2014) and of the Workshop on Proton Beam Writing. ICNMTA2014, held in Padova (Italy) from 7th to 11th July 2014, follows the conferences in Lisbon (2012, Portugal), Leipzig (Germany, 2010), Debrecen (Hungary, 2008), Singapore (2006), Cavtat-Dubrovnik (Croatia, 2004), Takasaki (Japan, 2002), Bordeaux (2000, France), Spier Estate (1998, South Africa), Santa Fe (1996, NM, USA), Shanghai (1994, PRC), Uppsala (1992, Sweden), Melbourne (1990, Australia), Oxford (1987, UK) and Namur (1981, Belgium). The conference was organized by the INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare), under the patronage of the Universities of Padova, Firenze, Torino and of the Comune di Padova, in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 135 delegates (∼15% women and ∼20% students) from 27 countries of the 5 continents attended ICNMTA2014: the first day of conference took place in the magnificent Aula Magna of the University of Padova, adjacent to the Galileo's desk, and proceeded in the historical building of the Centro Culturale San Gaetano in Padova.

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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

  6. Special issue on asteroids - Introduction

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    2018-04-01

    The articles in this special issue are devoted to asteroids, small solar system bodies that primarily populate a region between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, known as the asteroid belt, but can also be found throughout the Solar System. Asteroids are considered to be a key to understanding the formation and evolution of our planetary system. Their properties allow us to test current theoretical models and develop new theoretical concepts pertaining to evolutionary processes in the Solar System. There have been major advances in asteroid science in the last decade, and that trend continues. Eighteen papers accepted for this special issue cover a wide range of asteroid-related subjects, pushing the boundaries of our understanding of these intriguing objects even further. Here we provide the reader with a brief overview of these thrilling papers, with an invitation for interested scientists to read each work in detail for a better understanding of these recent cutting edge results. As many topics in asteroid science remain open challenges, we hope that this special issue will be an important reference point for future research on this compelling topic.

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    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

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

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    Blaabjerg, Frede

    2008-01-01

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

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    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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    Ramazan MAMMADOV

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Dear Colleagues,First volume of the second issue of our journal "International Journal of Secondary Metabolites in (IJSM" has been published. The aim of our journal is to provide opportunities for the researchers working in the area of secondary metabolites by passing their valuable works through the mental filter of experienced and well-known referees in this field to convey the works to the scientific community. First of all our referees deserve a special thanks. We would also like to offer our deepest gratitude to everyone contributed to the preparation of this issue. We wish great success to those who sent articles to this issue and to those who will send their works in the future. Second issue of the journal will be published in July.On June 09-14, 2015 "Symposium on Biodiversity EuroAsian (SEAB" will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan's capital. Articles presented at this symposium will be published in full text if they overlap the interests of IJSM.------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sevgili meslektaşlarımız,“International Journal of Secondary Metabolite (IJSM” dergisinin 2.sayısının 1 no’su yayınlanmıştır. Derginin amacı sekonder metabolitlerle ilgili çalışma yapan araştırmacılarımıza imkan sunarak yapılmış olan değerli çalışmaları deneyimli ve kendi alanlarında tanınmış olan hakemlerimizin zeka süzgecinden geçirerek bilim camiasına ulaştırmaktır. Bu sayının hazırlanmasında hakemlerimiz başta olmakla, emeği geçen her kese teşekkür eder ve derin şükranlarımızı sunarız. Söz konusu sayıda makalesi yayınlanan yazarlara ve bundan sonra dergiye çalışmalarını gönderecek her kese başarılar dileriz. Derginin 2’ci sayısının 2’ci no’su Temmuz ayında yayınlanacaktır.09-14 haziran 2015 tarihleri arasında Azerbaycan'ın baş kendi Bakü’de “Symposium on EuroAsian Biodiversity (SEAB” sempozyumu yapılacaktır. Bu

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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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    Hossein Nassaji

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    Full Text Available The focus of this special issue is instructed second language acquisition (ISLA. It is to explore some of the most recent developments in this area of SLA research and its implications for classroom instruction. Drawing on some current definitions (Leow, 2015; Loewen, 2015; Nassaji, 2015; Nassaji & Fotos, 2010, ISLA is defined as an area of SLA that investigates not only the effects but also the processes and mechanisms involved in any form-focused intervention (explicit or implicit with the aim of facilitating language learning and development. Instructed SLA differs from naturalistic SLA, which refers to second language (L2 acquisition taking place through exposure to language in naturalistic language learning settings with no formal intervention (Doughty, 2003. It is also different from classroom instruction with no focus on form. Furthermore, although instructed SLA is often taken to refer to what is learned inside the classroom, instructed SLA can also take place outside the classroom through, for xample, various instructional strategies (such as feedback, tasks, or explanation that are often associated with instruction. Of course, this does not mean that the processes involved in SLA in and outside the classroom are exactly the same. Although there might be commonalities in learning processes, the classroom context has its unique features that might have an impact on learning. For example, in classroom learning a group of learners come together in a particular place to learn the language jointly during a given period of time. This might have an impact on learning opportunities in terms of the nature of the discourse created, learners’ participation, interaction, and engagement with language. As Allwright (1984, p. 156 pointed out, language interaction in the classroom setting is collectively constructed by all learners and “the importance of interaction in classroom learning is precisely that it entails this joint management of

  18. Editorial

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

    2007-01-01

    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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    B. Rossaro

    2015-08-01

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

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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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    Thaís Zerbini

    2018-04-01

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

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2014-05-01

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

  4. Special issue introduction: Ecological modernization

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    Massa, Ilmo; Andersen, Mikael Skou

    2000-01-01

    The contributions to this special issue of the Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning stem from an international conference on ecological modernization that took place at the Department of Social Policy of the University of Helsinki, Finland, in late 1998. They have been selected, among other...... reasons, for their possible contribution to conceptual understanding and clarification. While recent publications have explored the implications of ecological modernization in different settings (Mol & Sonnenfeld, 2000), here we try to put the concept under the microscope again, in the hope of clarifying...

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    Preis, T.

    2011-03-01

    The two articles in this issue of the European Physical Journal Special Topics cover topics in Econophysics and GPU computing in the last years. In the first article [1], the formation of market prices for financial assets is described which can be understood as superposition of individual actions of market participants, in which they provide cumulative supply and demand. This concept of macroscopic properties emerging from microscopic interactions among the various subcomponents of the overall system is also well-known in statistical physics. The distribution of price changes in financial markets is clearly non-Gaussian leading to distinct features of the price process, such as scaling behavior, non-trivial correlation functions and clustered volatility. This article focuses on the analysis of financial time series and their correlations. A method is used for quantifying pattern based correlations of a time series. With this methodology, evidence is found that typical behavioral patterns of financial market participants manifest over short time scales, i.e., that reactions to given price patterns are not entirely random, but that similar price patterns also cause similar reactions. Based on the investigation of the complex correlations in financial time series, the question arises, which properties change when switching from a positive trend to a negative trend. An empirical quantification by rescaling provides the result that new price extrema coincide with a significant increase in transaction volume and a significant decrease in the length of corresponding time intervals between transactions. These findings are independent of the time scale over 9 orders of magnitude, and they exhibit characteristics which one can also find in other complex systems in nature (and in physical systems in particular). These properties are independent of the markets analyzed. Trends that exist only for a few seconds show the same characteristics as trends on time scales of several

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    Y Kwon

    2016-09-01

    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

  7. Foreword: Biomonitoring Equivalents special issue.

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    Meek, M E; Sonawane, B; Becker, R A

    2008-08-01

    The challenge of interpreting results of biomonitoring for environmental chemicals in humans is highlighted in this Foreword to the Biomonitoring Equivalents (BEs) special issue of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. There is a pressing need to develop risk-based tools in order to empower scientists and health professionals to interpret and communicate the significance of human biomonitoring data. The BE approach, which integrates dosimetry and risk assessment methods, represents an important advancement on the path toward achieving this objective. The articles in this issue, developed as a result of an expert panel meeting, present guidelines for derivation of BEs, guidelines for communication using BEs and several case studies illustrating application of the BE approach for specific substances.

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    Ana Cristina Fricke Matte

    2010-12-01

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

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2015-02-01

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

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    Rodolfo Souza Cardoso

    2012-03-01

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

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    Nylza Offir Garcia Vera

    2011-12-01

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

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    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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    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

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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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    Gisela Boehm

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    Full Text Available (from the introduction Intuition and affect have been neglected topics in the literature on human judgment and decision making for a long time. Judgmental processes involved in risk perception and decision making have traditionally been conceptualized as cognitive in nature, being based upon a rational and deliberate evaluation of the alternatives at hand. This picture started to change in the early 1980s when decision researchers looked beyond rational, deliberate, and cognitive processes and began to investigate intuitive --- as opposed to deliberate --- and emotional --- as opposed to cognitive --- aspects of decision making. In sum, decision research has seen a proliferation of approaches that look beyond rational, deliberate, and purely cognitive processes in decision making and investigate intuitive and emotional judgments in this area. This seemed like a good point in time to reflect the state of this emerging field in a special issue that addresses the question of how intuition and affect are related to each other and how they shape risk perception and decision making. This special issue is the result of a workshop that was held at the University of Bergen in November, 2006.

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    Perić, Jože

    2015-01-01

    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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    Jo Mynard

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Issues of SiSAL Journal have a good international representation and this current issue is no exception. Contributions come from Mexico, Hong Kong, Japan and Iran. Although this is a general issue of SiSAL Journal, I have identified some salient themes coming through in the articles. These are: training for autonomous learning; scaffolding self-access use; and beliefs about learning and using the L2.

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    2014-01-01

    In common with previous issues, articles in the first issue of Volume 2 of the Journal of Business Systems, Governance and Ethics cover a wide range of topics. This issue has two research articles related to ethics, one to ethics in financial planning and the other to research ethics. Other articles describe research on the result of consumer complaints, and on the global implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning systems.

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    Nylza Offir Garcia

    2011-09-01

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

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    2013-12-01

    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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    Juan Antonio Villanueva Jiménez

    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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    Alessandro De Gloria

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The third issue of the International Journal of Serious Games (IJSG introduces a new series of articles about serious game studies. the goal is to develop and support an “engineering” approach, systemizing the studies, allowing comparative analysis and homogeneous data collection. Other scientific and technological articles are also present in the issue.

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    One of the most written, talked about and debated issues of the past decade and half is inequalities in earnings and wealth. In as much as it is the case that the issue, under ... on Children's Schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa” and Chinwe Obuaku-Igwe's “Employment status, medical support and Income as significant factors in ...

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    This volume 11 (6) is the 50th issue of the Flora Malesiana Bulletin, and some feelings of pride and satisfaction may be allowed. The first issue of July 1947 had 150 copies, while now we have a circulation of about 600. The ongoing efforts of the various editors [Van Steenis (1947-1973), Jacobs

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

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    2016-01-01

    Introduction to the Special Issue of the International Conference on Software and System Process......Introduction to the Special Issue of the International Conference on Software and System Process...

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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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    Monteiro, Francisco A.; Burr, Alister; Chatzigeorgiou, Ioannis; Hollanti, Camilla; Krikidis, Ioannis; Seferoglu, Hulya; Skachek, Vitaly

    2017-12-01

    Future networks are expected to depart from traditional routing schemes in order to embrace network coding (NC)-based schemes. These have created a lot of interest both in academia and industry in recent years. Under the NC paradigm, symbols are transported through the network by combining several information streams originating from the same or different sources. This special issue contains thirteen papers, some dealing with design aspects of NC and related concepts (e.g., fountain codes) and some showcasing the application of NC to new services and technologies, such as data multi-view streaming of video or underwater sensor networks. One can find papers that show how NC turns data transmission more robust to packet losses, faster to decode, and more resilient to network changes, such as dynamic topologies and different user options, and how NC can improve the overall throughput. This issue also includes papers showing that NC principles can be used at different layers of the networks (including the physical layer) and how the same fundamental principles can lead to new distributed storage systems. Some of the papers in this issue have a theoretical nature, including code design, while others describe hardware testbeds and prototypes.

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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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    Peperzak, Louis; Gollasch, Stephan

    2018-03-01

    September 2017 is a special month for both shipping and nature conservation. Thirteen years have passed since the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention). Obviously important for shipping, but why so for nature conservation?

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    Daniervelin Renata Marques Pereira

    2012-12-01

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

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    Ricardo Chinchilla Arley

    2013-01-01

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

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    Jesús Alberto Andrade

    2007-05-01

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

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    Márcio Matias

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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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    With this issue, the Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy enters its sixth year of ... made this possible, whether by contributing research papers, or by improving the ... Further, as in the past, it will keep an open mind towards divergent.

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    Brief reflections on two issues: the "digital literacy", ie the set of new skills 'to use ICT for the creation of new information, communication and collaboration, and community development' practice of teachers .

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    Bengisu Bayrak

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available This issue of CINEJ focuses on a variety of topics: Animated documentary, political cinema, female sexuality, religion, mythology and culture, orientalism, globalization and action movies, Halit Refiğ and Turkish cinema.

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    Stoltz, Pauline; Hvenegård-Lassen, Kirsten

    2013-01-01

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

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    Towers, Neil

    2014-01-01

    The first issue of volume 42 includes a consumer perspective in online, m-commerce and shopping motivation in retail as well as distribution management for international retail firms. The submissions include an understanding of consumers shopping intention on the web, consumer shopping behaviour through mobile devices, identifying segments of hypermarket shoppers based on shopping motivation and thematic analysis of global sourcing and international purchasing issues in international retail f...

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    Murat Akser

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available This issue of CINEJ deals with approaches to films from different parts of the world ranging from India and China to Italy and Canada. Detailed analyses on films about Ghandi, docufictions on New York City, reflections of contemporary terror in historical cinema, Chinese Soft Film Movement, road movies, religious identification in films, documemory, Italian neorealism and female performance in Canadian cinema are presented in this issue.

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    Lupi, João

    2008-01-01

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

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    2014-01-01

    This issue of the Journal of Business Systems, Governance and Ethics has articles relating to business in Europe, Australia, Taiwan and Malaysia. It covers topics including the use of ICT by SMEs in Europe, Public Private Partnerships in Victoria, family support for expatriate members of multinational companies, financial reporting using the Internet, the impact of children on women’s and men’s paid and unpaid work, and leadership and ethnicity issues in public companies in Malaysia.

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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

    2016-01-01

    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...

  9. Special Issue: Honey Bee Viruses

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    Sebastian Gisder

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Pollination of flowering plants is an important ecosystem service provided by wild insect pollinators and managed honey bees. Hence, losses and declines of pollinating insect species threaten human food security and are of major concern not only for apiculture or agriculture but for human society in general. Honey bee colony losses and bumblebee declines have attracted intensive research interest over the last decade and although the problem is far from being solved we now know that viruses are among the key players of many of these bee losses and bumblebee declines. With this special issue on bee viruses we, therefore, aimed to collect high quality original papers reflecting the current state of bee virus research. To this end, we focused on newly discovered viruses (Lake Sinai viruses, bee macula-like virus, or a so far neglected virus species (Apis mellifera filamentous virus, and cutting edge technologies (mass spectrometry, RNAi approach applied in the field.

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    Gisder, Sebastian; Genersch, Elke

    2015-01-01

    Pollination of flowering plants is an important ecosystem service provided by wild insect pollinators and managed honey bees. Hence, losses and declines of pollinating insect species threaten human food security and are of major concern not only for apiculture or agriculture but for human society in general. Honey bee colony losses and bumblebee declines have attracted intensive research interest over the last decade and although the problem is far from being solved we now know that viruses are among the key players of many of these bee losses and bumblebee declines. With this special issue on bee viruses we, therefore, aimed to collect high quality original papers reflecting the current state of bee virus research. To this end, we focused on newly discovered viruses (Lake Sinai viruses, bee macula-like virus), or a so far neglected virus species (Apis mellifera filamentous virus), and cutting edge technologies (mass spectrometry, RNAi approach) applied in the field. PMID:26702462

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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

  12. Special issue - Applying the accelerator

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    T'he CERN Courier is the international journal of high energy physics, covering current developments in and around this branch of basic science. A recurrent theme is applying the technology developed for particle accelerators, the machines which produce beams of high energy particles for physics experiments. Twentieth-century science is full of similar examples of applications derived from pure research. This special issue of the CERN Courier is given over to one theme - the applications of accelerators. Accelerator systems and facilities are normally associated with highenergy particle physics research, the search for fundamental particles and the quest to understand the physics of the Big Bang. To the layman, accelerator technology has become synonymous with large and expensive machines, exploiting the most modern technology for basic research. In reality, the range of accelerators and their applications is much broader. A vast number of accelerators, usually much smaller and operating for specific applications, create wealth and directly benefit the population, particularly in the important areas of healthcare, energy and the environment. There are well established applications in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine for research and routine clinical treatments. Accelerators and associated technologies are widely employed by industry for manufacturing and process control. In fundamental and applied research, accelerator systems are frequently used as tools. The biennial conference on the Applications of Accelerators in Industry and Research at Denton, Texas, attracts a thousand participants. This special issue of the CERN Courier includes articles on major applications, reflecting the diversity and value of accelerator technology. Under Guest Editor Dewi Lewis of Amersham International, contributions from leading international specialists with experience of the application end of the accelerator chain describe their fields of direct interest. The

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    T'he CERN Courier is the international journal of high energy physics, covering current developments in and around this branch of basic science. A recurrent theme is applying the technology developed for particle accelerators, the machines which produce beams of high energy particles for physics experiments. Twentieth-century science is full of similar examples of applications derived from pure research. This special issue of the CERN Courier is given over to one theme - the applications of accelerators. Accelerator systems and facilities are normally associated with highenergy particle physics research, the search for fundamental particles and the quest to understand the physics of the Big Bang. To the layman, accelerator technology has become synonymous with large and expensive machines, exploiting the most modern technology for basic research. In reality, the range of accelerators and their applications is much broader. A vast number of accelerators, usually much smaller and operating for specific applications, create wealth and directly benefit the population, particularly in the important areas of healthcare, energy and the environment. There are well established applications in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine for research and routine clinical treatments. Accelerators and associated technologies are widely employed by industry for manufacturing and process control. In fundamental and applied research, accelerator systems are frequently used as tools. The biennial conference on the Applications of Accelerators in Industry and Research at Denton, Texas, attracts a thousand participants. This special issue of the CERN Courier includes articles on major applications, reflecting the diversity and value of accelerator technology. Under Guest Editor Dewi Lewis of Amersham International, contributions from leading international specialists with experience of the application end of the accelerator chain describe their fields of direct interest. The contributions

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    2015-01-01

    This edition of Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC) features research from Chile, Spain, and the United States focused on the development of career skills and the different competencies promoted in tertiary education institutions. Since the signing of the Bologna declaration in 1999, a special emphasis has been given to the development of key competencies in higher education in Europe, and around the world. As the research published in this edition portrays, from the adoption of co...

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

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    Jesús Alberto Andrade

    2011-09-01

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

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2015-05-01

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

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2011-03-01

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

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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

    2016-01-01

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

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    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

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    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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    Stefano Dell’Atti

    2018-06-01

    Full Text Available We are pleased to present the second issue of the journal in 2018. The themes that this issue of the Journal welcomes are numerous and cover anti-money laundering regulation, pricing of brand extensions, ownership structure and credit ratings, effect of Basel III liquidity regulations on banks’ profitability, debts and asymmetric information, differences and similarities between German and Chinese internal audit functions, influence of auditor rotation and non-audit services on earnings quality, audit quality and investor perceptions, and internal controls.

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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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    Dear ELT Research Journal Reader,We are pleased to publish the third issue of ELT Research Journal that covers varioustopics in the field of ELT. As we have been receiving great support from our interestedauthors, we would like to extend our appreciation to those who consider our journal to submittheir works. Moreover, we would also like to thank to our reviewers who have been devotingtheir time.In this third issue of the first volume, we have four research articles in addition to twobook rev...

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    Matthew Barr

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    Full Text Available While preparing this issue of Press Start for publication, I finally conceded that the word "Gamergate" probably belonged in my spellchecker's dictionary. Certainly, one could view the proliferation of this term – and its legitimatisation, implicit in my decision to stop having my word processor complain about its use – as a grim indictment of contemporary gaming culture. However, that a student journal of game studies can begin to address the issues surrounding Gamergate – however indirectly, in this case – demonstrates a laudable maturity in our discipline's approach to the phenomenon.

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    2008-01-01

    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 hi...

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    Yngve Nordkvelle

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    Full Text Available Seminar.net reached 100 000 unique visitors in October 2010 after nearly six years on the web. Since its inception, a total number of 64 articles have been published, and the site has been visited 3000 times each month at its most. A journal needs to publish good articles. Judging by the increasing number of readers, the readers seem to find our articles to be relevant, readable and contributing to the global discourse. The e-journal format offers opportunities to employ the media to its full potential. A unique feature of the e-journal is to communicate in other media than textual. Seminar.net has for a long time been alone on the academic marked in the field of presenting an abstract of the paper in video format. The assumption is that a short introduction presented on a video makes the reader more interested and that he/she reads the paper with more enthusiasm. On the other hand, journal readers are conservative, and often fail to appreciate the value of visual communication other than the textual. It will be a challenge to continue to develop the e-journal genre in light of the need to balance reader conservatism with exploring the opportunities offered by multimedia-publishing.The second feature of dealing with an e-journal is to offer an alternative voice. Critique and reappraisal in social science is highly valued and seen as a vital condition for renewal and progress in the academic community. Paper journals are often seen as conservative and in favour of “normal” science in Thomas Kuhn’s terms. The “gatekeepers” are piled up in their editorial boards. E-journals subscribing to an Open Access Policy have a reputation of the opposite. E-journals have made it easier to express critical ideas and represent marginalised viewpoints in main stream science.Seminar.net has readers in 150 countries, from all continents, and with a majority of readers from USA and India, but has also significant number of readers from England, Australia

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    Carmen Margarita Mendez

    2012-06-01

    As a whole, the authors of this issue present ideas, evidence and calls for action that aim to challenge educators through the labyrinth of curriculum design, general education, learning outcomes and student mentoring; depicting the complexity and multi-dimensionality of higher education.

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    With the advantage of starting a new volume with this issue, we have decided to make some changes. Technology doesn’t stop and with the modern way of desktop publishing, we thought that we could offer a more pleasing journal by changing the format of the Bulletin, its lay-out, and various other

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    The Editors

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    The articles featured in this issue provide an opportunity to reflect about the current state and the future of international higher education, the tools that are being created to advance student learning, and the invitation to work in collaboration to innovate and maintain the highest standards of academic and institutional quality.

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    Alessandro De Gloria

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available This first issue represents the beginning of a new period that is even more challenging. The time of SG development as an artisanal process is ending, SG design, implementation and deployment is a scientific field well positioned in this new scientific era where multi-disciplinarity is the core of any research.

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    Ada

    ABSTRACT. The transcendental character of the polynomial equation of the retarded differential system makes it difficult to express its solution explicitly. This has cause a set back in the asymptotic stability analysis of the system solutions. Various acceptable mathematical techniques have been used to address the issue.

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    Jan 26, 2014 ... grounds to cover before these developments are translated into changes at immigration posts; do not carry an expired yellow card or you may be issued a red one on arrival. To the wise, hello! Competing interests. The author is an epidemiologist and the Managing Editor of the Pan. African Medical Journal.

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    Towers, Neil

    2014-01-01

    This issue includes five submissions from a variety of retailing topics including the leadership role of expatriate management, young consumers’ innovativeness and their hedonic/utilitarian attitudes toward cool clothing, the concept of co-location, impulse buying behaviour, and an alternative definition of store convenience.

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    It is clear that many more studies relating to diabetes education and the optimal means of empowering people with diabetes to acquire effective self-management skills in our setting are required. Also in this issue, Ramkisson and colleagues report on levels of distress in patients attending both private and public health care.

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    results on gravitational waves at this level. The theoretical understanding of GW went through a chequered history in its early years with issues related to distinguishing physical and coordinate effects. Even Einstein ocassionally vac- illated as recounted in the article (book review) by Rajaram and needed to be brought back ...

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    Blaženka Knežević

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this issue is to present current trends and environment of entrepreneurship in retailing industry with focus on innovations in form of retail formats, private brands, improved supplier relationship and modern information and communication technologies which influence both retailers and consumers.

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    Africa. ln the 1994 issue we invited readers to explore Progress ... O'Donoghue's appeal, also in that edition, for clarity on the ... cost local environmental educators the trust of black South ... critical theory and post-rational theories of change.

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    Nov 3, 2017 ... Meaningful progress of medicine depends on research that must ultimately involve human subjects. ... ethics and institutional support for Research Ethics Committees to speed up protocol review could reduce the incentive of carrying out research in ... RECs could be helpful to highlight these issues to.

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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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    RESEARCH TOOL. The monotonic ... over 100-fold increase in notifications during the past three decades, from 364 ... parasitological failure rate on SP therapy (Medical Research. Council ... 11rmr;. effective first-line therapy that will rapidly eliminate P. ... vivo study conducted at clinic level in KZN in this issue of thl journal) ...

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    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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    to those most likely to benefit. The POCUS philosophy is embraced by a further article in this issue.3 In paediatric blunt abdominal trauma, a cohort of surgeons and medical students underwent training in Focused Abdominal Sonography in. Trauma (FAST). Their newly acquired skill was applied as a screening tool for high ...

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    Fujii, Kenichi

    2004-04-01

    This special issue on density was undertaken to provide readers with an overview of the present state of the density standards for solids, liquids and gases, as well as the technologies developed for measuring density. This issue also includes topics on the refractive index of gases and on techniques used for calibrating hydrometers so that almost all areas concerned with density standards are covered in four review articles and seven original articles, most of which describe current research being conducted at national metrology institutes (NMIs). A review article was invited from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum to highlight research on the magnetic suspension densimeters. In metrology, the determinations of the volume of a weight and the density of air are of primary importance in establishing a mass standard because the effect of the buoyancy force of air acting on the weight must be known accurately to determine the mass of the weight. A density standard has therefore been developed at many NMIs with a close relation to the mass standard. Hydrostatic weighing is widely used to measure the volume of a solid. The most conventional hydrostatic weighing method uses water as a primary density standard for measuring the volume of a solid. A brief history of the determination of the density of water is therefore given in a review article, as well as a recommended value for the density of water with a specified isotopic abundance. The most modern technique for hydrostatic weighing uses a solid density standard instead of water. For this purpose, optical interferometers for measuring the diameters of silicon spheres have been developed to convert the length standard into the volume standard with a small uncertainty. A review article is therefore dedicated to describing the state-of-the-art optical interferometers developed for silicon spheres. Relative combined standard uncertainties of several parts in 108 have been achieved today for measuring the volume and density of

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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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    Mirosław Pawlak

    2011-08-01

    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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    José Yvan Pereira Leite

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    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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    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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    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

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

     

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

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

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    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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    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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    Full Text Available Since being left to my own devices by Judith Winters, who is away on maternity leave, I have had plenty of time to engage with the diverse range of research collected in this issue of Internet Archaeology. I am pleased to be here as Acting Editor at a time when the content of Internet Archaeology is beginning to be made available free of charge to a wider readership through Open Access. This issue includes two Open Access articles whose publication was funded by subventions: 'Excavations in Heslerton: DigIT approaches to Digital Recording' by Dominic Powlesland and Keith May, and 'Land Use and the Agrarian Economy in the Roman Dutch River Area' by Maaike Groot and Laura I. Kooistra.

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    Ramazan BAŞTÜRK

    2015-01-01

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

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    2013-01-01

    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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    2014-01-01

    There is a strong international retail emphasis throughout the six submissions to this issue. The topics of the submissions include the perception and attitudes of urban consumers in the UK towards local food; focuses on customer-based store brand value by comparing three different retailing formats in Spain; the extent of greening retail taking place in an Indian context; the effects of shopper loyalty and perception towards shopping malls in Malaysia; the characteristics of a pop-up store i...

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    Murat Akser

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available This issue of CINEJ focuses on a varity of  topics: American tourism to Mexico and 1950s Hollywood film, cinematic pedagogy of Gilles Deleuze and Manoel de Oliveira, United Arab Emirates building a national cinema, crowdfunding in documentaries, flying scenes in Steven Spielberg's films, Rudaali in film narrative, a brief history of motorcycle in cinema, romantic relief in the Hollywood Blockbuster, filmosphy of Turkish cinema and flash animation as a counter cultural tool.

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    Alessandro De Gloria

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    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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    We have the pleasure of informing our readers that after 31 years since the creation of the journal Agronomia Colombiana and the publication of 830 tropical agronomy articles, the journal will no longer charge authors for the privilege of publication beginning with issue here of 2014 and for the year 2015. The aim is to facilitate the publication of research results from a higher number of authors, increase the quantity of published articles, and increase the impact of these articles. Since t...

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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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    Full Text Available I am pleased to present Issue 6.3. Articles in this issue focus on aspects of teaching. Sara Sohr-Preston and colleagues examine the student rating of professors. In their empirical work, the authors demonstrate that there are multiple factors, some of which are not under the control of the professor, influence student ratings; this suggests that ratings should be used by faculty and administrators cautiously in any administrative decision process.  David Giacalone provides results of a study showing the value of case-based scenarios and audience response systems to improve student learning. We are pleased to publish these works that further scholarship related to learning. As we come to the last quarter of the year, I wanted to let you know that, in 2017, we are going to shift our publication strategy somewhat. We are going to reduce to two issues per year, one that publishes in June and the other in December. To ensure that articles are available throughout the year, we will begin publishing on a rolling basis. This means that once we receive a manuscript, and it is accepted for publication, it will be published online right away. Published articles will then be collected and put into an issue twice each year. We hope that this, along with our goal to continue to reduce the time to publication, will allow you to showcase your work right away to the larger academic and professional communities.   We thank you for your readership of the Higher Learning Research Communications journal and encourage you to consider our journal for your publication needs.

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    This issue of Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC) features research and teaching proposals from both sides of the Atlantic. In a globalized and interconnected world, cooperation among researchers and higher education professionals is paramount. Equally important, as Steven Maranville argues in this issue’s featured essay, is recognizing being a scholar and researcher means being first and foremost a thinker. Higher education institutions are sanctuaries of knowledge, and faculty me...

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    Alison Brown

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    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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    2015-01-01

    The burden of on-the-job accidents and fatalities and the harm of associated human suffering continue to present an important challenge for safety researchers and practitioners. While significant improvements have been achieved in recent decades, the workplace accident rate remains unacceptably high. This has spurred interest in the development of novel research approaches, with particular interest in the systemic influences of social/organisational and technological factors. In response, the Hopkinton Conference on Sociotechnical Systems and Safety was organised to assess the current state of knowledge in the area and to identify research priorities. Over the course of several months prior to the conference, leading international experts drafted collaborative, state-of-the-art reviews covering various aspects of sociotechnical systems and safety. These papers, presented in this special issue, cover topics ranging from the identification of key concepts and definitions to sociotechnical characteristics of safe and unsafe organisations. This paper provides an overview of the conference and introduces key themes and topics. Sociotechnical approaches to workplace safety are intended to draw practitioners' attention to the critical influence that systemic social/organisational and technological factors exert on safety-relevant outcomes. This paper introduces major themes addressed in the Hopkinton Conference within the context of current workplace safety research and practice challenges.

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    2012-01-01

    For its fiftieth anniversary the Kindergarten and School run by the Staff Association   is in better shape than ever. The CERN site has resounded for 50 years with the joyful shouts of the children there. It is indeed in this joyful and multicultural atmosphere than many generations of children of CERN staff have followed one another all those years. Operating on one of the most beautiful sites of CERN and supervised by competent and creative professionals, the children learn through play, the basics needed for their integration into society and entry into academic learning. Active learning is the heart of the action.  Children take in knowledge as they develop and are exposed to multiple experiences. The activities proposed in the SAKS are based on a global approach to development as well as on values such as self-respect, respect towards others, the environment, autonomy, sharing, cooperation, communication and creativity. In the large, specially designed garden surrounding...

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    Eloisa Bordoli, Dra.

    2017-12-01

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

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    André Luis Calado Araújo

    2009-03-01

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

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    André Luis Calado Araújo

    2009-11-01

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

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    Adilson Luiz Pinto

    2012-01-01

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

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    Yeimy Cárdenas

    2013-05-01

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

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

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    Martin Oliver

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

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    Anna-Lena Kempe

    2013-12-01

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

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    Koksal, Dincay

    2014-01-01

     Dear ELT Research Journal Reader,We are happy to publish the second volume of ELT Research Journal that covers various topics related to ELT research. The support that we receive from our referees, authors, and readers deserves appreciation. In this third issue of the second volume, we publish three research articles along with two book reviews.The first research article is by Ebru Atak Damar, Esim Gürsoy and Şule Çelik Korkmaz from Uludağ University, Turkey. Their study aims at investigatin...

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    Koksal, Dincay

    2013-01-01

    Dear ELT Research Journal Reader,We are happy to publish the second volume of ELT Research Journal that covers various topics related to ELT research. The support that we receive from our referees, authors, and readers deserves appreciation. In this first issue of the second volume, we publish three research articles along with two book reviews.The first research article is by Dönercan Dönük and Esin Tezbaşaran from Mersin University, Turkey. Their study aims at investigating the linear relat...

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    Stephan Brunow

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This issue of the journal considers the various aspects of migration from different views and disciplines. Labor mobility is probably one of the most challenging topics: many push and pull factors influence people’s incentives to migrate. Additionally, the decision making process is explained by highly endogenous variables. Very roughly and generally considered from a neoclassical economic point of view, migrants should be better off after their movement, otherwise they would not decide to migrate. But what happens with the others that do not migrate? What is the impact of migration on the countries of origin and destination?

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    Ugur Demiray

    2012-01-01

    Dear TOJDE Readers, Welcome to the Volume 13 Number: 4 of TOJDE! In this issue, one book review and 26 articles of 49 authors from 15 different countries around the world have been published. These published articles are from, Bahrain, Brazil, Greece, India, Iran, Lithuania, Malaysia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, USA and Zimbabwe. First all, you should know that if a submission picks up from three TOJDE editors between 4.5 and 9 over all 9 credits, it ...

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    Singh, I P; Shiva, M

    1994-06-01

    Even though India was the first country to address population, it is behind those who came later. The government of India framed population within the context of health, but it eventually shifted the approach to health and family planning. Compartmentalism and adhoc-ism removed the programs far from the people. Eventually family welfare replaced family planning. The 8 Five Year Plan document provides a framework for appropriate, positive change in addressing the population issue. Yet, contraceptive intervention, particularly tubectomy, remains the core of population issues. In fact, tubectomy increased from about 11% of total sterilizations in the late 1960s to 96% in 1994. Women remain the target of population control. In fact, female-targeted contraceptive technology has produced IUDs, oral contraceptives, tubectomy, subdermal contraceptive implants, and the injectable contraceptive. Improvement of women's health services, their status, and their economic independence has not been attempted. Before improvement can occur, female literacy; skill development; meeting of basic needs of food, water, and health care for children to survive; and safe living and working conditions are needed. Male responsibility has risen somewhat over time. India needs to work towards a shift from contraception-oriented population control to reducing births by choice (RBBC), making RBBC a grassroots movement, a holistic approach, coordination between various government agencies, addressing demographic fundamentalism (e.g., son preference and child marriage), provision of primary health care, and equitable distribution of local and global resources. Population policy must be human.

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    Dudek, Dominika; Sobański, Jerzy A; Klasa, Katarzyna

    2015-01-01

    Dear Readers, In no time, we are almost halfway through 2015. Currently many issues concern psychiatrists, and does not fill them with optimism: an uncertain future implementation of the National Mental Health Protection Programme, or the recent amendment of criminal law, entering into force on 01.07.2015, on the significant enlargement of implementation of treatment and precautionary measures in psychiatric institutions. Prof. J.K. Gierowski [1] wrote in Psychiatria Polska about the misunderstanding and even conflict in this matter, between politicians, lawyers and psychiatric community, almost one and a half year ago. Several tragic, dramatic events (German Wings plane crash, the recent murder in Tworki) creates a bad social attitude towards the mentally ill. Our environment does not remain indifferent and is actively involved in the discussion - it is expressed by Letters to Editor, written by Elwira Marszałkowska-Krześ and Andrzej Brodziak, published in the current issue of the magazine. We are all aware of our responsibility - on the one hand for a safe environment for patients while ensuring adequate treatment to the ill, and on the other for creating the image of psychiatry and psychiatrists [2, 3]. (...).

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    Alan Vince

    1997-05-01

    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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    Agnieszka Żur

    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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    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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    Patrick Van Damme

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    Full Text Available The present issue of Afrika Focus delves into the way in which the Democratic (what’s in a word... Republic of Congo has been dealing with its ‘way to peace’, via an article that looks at the issue through a discourse analysis perspective. In another article, the growing pains that often accompany the road to democracy in Africa are illustrated by the case of Togo. A third piece in this issue, a case study from Kenya, examines the gum Arabic value chain. The gum is an adhesive and food additive, often used in sweets and soft drinks, and thus an important commodity bought by big multinational companies. For centuries, it has been a source of income for a number of sub-Sahara African countries. Moreover, wars have been fought over the staple – as recently as last year, May 2013, at least 60 people were killed in ethnic (... clashes in Sudan's arid Darfur region, over land producing gum Arabic. The deaths were the result of an ongoing dispute between two ethnic groups in South Darfur, over pasture and acacia trees, from which the gum is obtained. The Gemir group accused the Beni-Halba community of trying to take away land it had owned for more than 300 years. This shows that even a neutral (to sweet subject such as gum Arabic can help to illustrate, and even explain, the root causes of political unrest in a number of countries. And this brings us to the last and fourth article that, even though it deals with poetry, reiterates the same political thematic as highlighted above, as it deals with ‘contemporary Nigerian poets [that] have had to contend with the social and political problems besetting Nigeria’s landscape by using satire as a suitable medium’. Perhaps the latter is amongst the most viable – and maybe only – coping strategies to allow people to survive Nigeria’s (and any ‘difficult’ country’s distressing environment: if you can’t beat them, laugh at them...

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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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    Melba Libia Cárdenas

    2009-10-01

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

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    Bruzzi, Mara; Cartiglia, Nicolo; Pace, Emanuele; Talamonti, Cinzia

    2015-10-01

    The 10th edition of the International Conference on Radiation Effects on Semiconductor Materials, Detectors and Devices (RESMDD) was held in Florence, at Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia on October 8-10, 2014. It has been aimed at discussing frontier research activities in several application fields as nuclear and particle physics, astrophysics, medical and solid-state physics. Main topics discussed in this conference concern performance of heavily irradiated silicon detectors, developments required for the luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC), ultra-fast silicon detectors design and manufacturing, high-band gap semiconductor detectors, novel semiconductor-based devices for medical applications, radiation damage issues in semiconductors and related radiation-hardening technologies.

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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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    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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    Nace Šumi

    1983-01-01

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

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    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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    Riper, H.; Andersson, G.; Christensen, H.; Cuijpers, P.; Lange, A.; Eysenbach, G.

    2010-01-01

    This theme issue on e-mental health presents 16 articles from leading researchers working on systems and theories related to supporting and improving mental health conditions and mental health care using information and communication technologies. In this editorial, we present the background of this

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

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

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    Judith Winters

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

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

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

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    Full Text Available 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.

  8. Special issue: diagnostics of atmospheric pressure microplasmas

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    Bruggeman, Peter; Czarnetzki, Uwe; Tachibana, Kunihide

    2013-11-01

    applications. Diagnostics are pivotal to both the development of models and the optimization and exploration of novel applications. Consequently, this special issue is focused on the various aspects and challenges for diagnostics in microplasmas. In addition, previous special issues on the topic of microplasmas have already covered many aspects of source development, applications and modelling [28-31]. The reader who wishes to access additional background information on microplasmas is referred to the following review papers [32-35]. We would like to thank all the contributors and the editorial staff who were of tremendous support in the preparation of this special issue. It is our sincere hope that you enjoy reading this special issue and that it will be a reference and helpful guidance for young researchers embarking in the field of microplasmas. The continued effort to increase our understanding of plasmas by modelling and diagnostics is of key importance for plasma science and the development of novel technologies. References [1] Eden J G, Park S-J, Herring C M and Bulson J M 2011 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 44 224011 [2] Lucas N, Ermel V, Kurrat M and Buttgenbach S 2008 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 41 215202 [3] Karnassios V 2004 Spectrochim. Acta B 59 909-28 [4] Mariotti D and Sankaran RM 2010 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 43 323001 [5] Sakai O and Tachibana K 2012 Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 21 013001 [6] Starikovskaia S M 2006 Plasma assisted ignition and combustion J. Phys. D.: Appl. Phys. 39 R265-99 [7] Fridman G, Friedman G, Gutsol A, Shekhter A B, Vasilets V N and Fridman A 2008 Plasma Process. Polym. 5 503-33 [8] Eden G et al 2013 IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 41 661-75 [9] Siemens W 1857 Poggendorffs. Ann. Phys. Chem. 102 66-122 [10] Bruggeman P and Brandenburg R 2013 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46 464001 [11] Montello A et al 2013 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46 464002 [12] Schröder D et al 2013 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46 464003 [13] Verreycken T et al 2013 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46

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    Full Text Available In this issue of Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC, our guest author, Dr. Ned Strong, explains why Harvard University opened the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies in Santiago, Chile and how this center contributes positively to Harvard’s goal for international engagement. Strong illustrates how the center has established collaborations with universities and other organizations in the region (which includes Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, and Uruguay expanding academic and research opportunities for faculty and students through the establishment of programs and funding opportunities. Also, in this issue, we have the great pleasure of introducing research conducted by international faculty, university administrators, and others in the field of higher education. The common goal of all the research presented here is the improvement of the teaching-learning process and the enhancement of the student learning experience. Relevant topics in higher education such as program evaluation and development, curriculum assessment and improvement, among others, are discussed. Transformation of tourism and hospitality education means the application of new educational approaches. In the first article, Goh proposes an integration of two educational models with the objective of promoting scholarship among tourism and hospitality institutions in Australia. Through a description of the current model of teaching, and the introduction of an integrated alternative model in tourism and hospitality, the author provides tools and activities that can be incorporated by educators into their teaching protocols and the curriculum. Harris, Martin and Martin studied a topic of much importance for counselor education programs: how to improve the wellbeing of counseling students in training to enhance professional competence. The participants of the study rated themselves in areas related to psychological well-being, personal growth, self

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    Sandra Caponi

    2007-04-01

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

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    Full Text Available Givcn the nature of the process of education, the human groups for whom education is designed and with whom educating is, to a great degree, an intimate, social interaction, even the most superficial examination of the elements involved reveals a diversity of components which span most, if not all, aspects of human life. Some time ago it was recognized that our own education and the education of our fellow humans extends in length and breadth far outside the formal classrooms of primary, secondary, and postsecondary education. This said, it is not at all difficult to identify components of education such as life-long learning, social responsibilities, citizenship, gender based issues, and helping people develop their potential. What a contr8st these postmodern concepts of education make when compared with traditionally espoused notions of "back to basics" and "the three Rs", which, even as I write, are still perceived by many in the community to be by far the most suitable concepts by which wc may cope with the present and try to facc;; the future. This edition presents articles on education which are widely varied in nature, but nonetheless have application to the profession as manifest in its many forms. They have relevance, also, to important aspects of the ways in which we socialize and are socialized within the context of education and educating. These articles, then, are presented to encourage the examination of education through somewhat different lenses and to invite questions pertaining to where we are and where we are going.

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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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    Full Text Available Dear TOJDE Readers, Welcome to the Volume 13 Number: 4 of TOJDE! In this issue, one book review and 26 articles of 49 authors from 15 different countries around the world have been published. These published articles are from, Bahrain, Brazil, Greece, India, Iran, Lithuania, Malaysia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, USA and Zimbabwe. First all, you should know that if a submission picks up from three TOJDE editors between 4.5 and 9 over all 9 credits, it means that this submission can be published in TOJDE in the coming issue. However, since the publishing priority of the accepted papers belongs to the highest scored ones, submissions which receive a score between 4.5 and 5 or 6 may wait and be archived for publishing later on. TOJDE administration respected this publishing rule up to now. Therefore, some accepted submissions which obtained over 4.5 have not been published up to now. These submissions were waiting for publishing in TOJDE in the future. In this issue, we decided to give them a chance to be published. For this reason, the current issue includes more papers than the previous issues. The 1st article arrived from Turkey and written by Serkan ÇELIK, Hasan ATAK and Ahmet BAŞAL, on “Predictive Role of Personality Traits on Internet Addiction". Their study was set and tested on tertiary level students receiving education within two learning modes: face to face and distance education. The 2nd article is titled as “Web-Based Adaptive Testing System (Wats For Classifying Students Academic Ability” which is written by Jaemu LEE, Kwangho KIM from Busan National University of Education, South Korea and Sanghoon PARK, from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, U.S.A. This study explores; theoretical background and structure of WATS, item construction process based upon item response theory, and user interfaces of WATS were discussed. 3rd article is from Malaysia titled “Development of

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    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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    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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    Full Text Available This issue of Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC features research focused on faculty development from scholars across both sides of the Atlantic. The opening piece, Enhancing faculty performance through coaching: Targeted, individualized support, describes the culture within a US-based higher education institution, where emphasis is given to supporting faculty. One of their latest approaches has been to implement coaching as a means for professional development, with positive results. Promoting critical thinking skills has always been a challenge for higher education professionals. Different models and techniques have been researched and described in different contexts. And, as higher education makes its way into the 21st century, developing critical thinking skills in online learning environments can prove to be an even bigger challenge. Laura A. Schindler and Gary J. Burkholder present a literature review related to instructional design and facilitation approaches that promote critical thinking in asynchronous online discussions (AODs across multiple cognitive constructs (cognitive domain, cognitive presence, knowledge construction, and perspective-taking. According to their review of the available literature, certain design approaches are effective for promoting critical thinking. Another 21st century challenge has been globalization, with higher education professionals being able to teach face-to-face and online across the globe. However, cultural differences and language barriers may present teaching and learning challenges. In the article, Communicative differences between domestic and foreign instructors, authors Narissra Punyanunt-Carter, Jason Wrench, Stacy L Carter, and Daniel Linden researched how students perceived their instructors, depending on whether they were local or foreign. Their findings may aid international faculty make a better transition into US-based campuses and classrooms. From Spain, research conducted by

  17. Special issue on the spectroscopy of transient plasmas

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    Experimental and theoretical papers are invited for a special issue of Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics on Spectroscopy of Transient Plasmas, covering plasma conditions produced by pulsed laboratory sources including for example, short and long pulse lasers; pulsed power devices; FELs; XFELs and ion beams. The full range of plasma spectroscopy from the optical range up to high energy bremsstrahlung radiation will be covered. The deadline for submitting to this special issue is 1 March 2015. (Expected web publication: autumn 2015). Late submissions will be considered for the journal, but may not be included in the special issue. All submitted articles will be fully refereed to the journal's usual high standards. Upon publication, the issue will be widely promoted to the atomic, molecular and optical physics community, ensuring that your work receives maximum visibility. Articles should be submitted at http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/jphysb-iop. Should you have any questions regarding the preparation of manuscripts or the suitability of your work for this Issue, please do not hesitate to contact the J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Editorial team (jphysb@iop.org). We look forward to hearing from you and hope that we can welcome you as a contributing author.

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    of Education, Trabzon, Turkey on “E-Book Usage of Graduate Students Studying Educational Sciences in Turkiye” which is written by Sakine ONGOZ and Adnan BAKI. The aim of this survey study is to detect some data that can be generalized about the graduate students’ state of using printed and electronic resources. A questionnaire, developed by Ebrary, one of the largest e-book suppliers of the world, was used as the data gathering tool. After the studies for improving the reliability and validity of the questionnaire, a questionnaire form with 16 items was obtained. 634 questionnaires were sent to graduate students via e-mail, 130 of them were sent back and 125 questionnaires were evaluated for the study. Concerning all the data, it was concluded that majority of the graduate students are aware of the comfort of the e-resources and prefer to use these resources academically.Four books are reviewed in this issue. The first one is about China’s Radio And TV Universities and the British Open University: A Comparative Study, written by Wei, RUNFANG, in 2008 and Reviewed by Desmond KEEGAN, Distance Education International, Dublin, Ireland. He mentioned that Wei addresses these problems by setting out her book in a structure which studies side by side the characteristics of the Chinese network and the British university. In this she is very successful and produces a major book based on in-depth research into both Chinese and British education, backed up by detailed citation of both British and Chinese government educational documentation (all Chinese documentation is cited in English. The book has 8 chapters, 394 pages and about 155.000 words.The second reviewed book is written by Schlosser, L. A. & Simonson on DISTANCE EDUCATION: Definition And Glossary Of Terms, 3rd edition, in 2009 and reviewed by Ozlem OZAN Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey. Reviewer Ozan emphasizes that this book is clear, informative, and provides distance education terminology in a way

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    results’ knowledge for scientific progress. Additionally, researchers must overcome their self-imposed barriers to the publication of negative results and give them the attention they deserve. In this issue In this first issue we feature an updated review on malaria, highlighting some negative results obtained in treatments. The paper highlights the plasmodium genes of interest playing a role in resistance to first line therapies such as chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethanine. The respective mode of action of these and other second generation compounds are discussed and presented as the next line of combination therapies that will hopefully overwhelm resistance genes. The authors provide the scope and history of antimalarial drug development as well as the problems facing implementation of drug regimens, diagnosis and follow-up statistics of patients. At the heart of this review is the failure and limitations of some of the most recently developed anti-malarial agents at various stages of clinical development. Therein the authors review shortcomings in study design germane to current non-human primate models available. They go on to discuss the biochemical rationale of the various agents and offset this with potential side effects of the drugs. The subject matter at hand, namely the difficulties with development of an effective antimalarial agent and achieving clinical success are in the spirit of the All Results Journal. The second article describes the negative results obtained when testing a new protecting ischemic stroke drug. Thromboembolic occlusion of intracerebral vessels is responsible for the majority of ischemic strokes. The intrinsic pathway for thrombus formation is initiated when coagulation factor XII (FXII becomes activated on a negatively charged surface followed by successive activation of factor XI (FXI and factor IX (FIX. It has been shown that FXII-deficient mice were protected from pathological thrombus formation so the use of FXII inhibitors

  20. Special issue on graphene nanophotonics

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    Nikitin, A. Yu; Maier, S. A.; Martin-Moreno, L.

    2013-11-01

    Graphene nanophotonics has recently appeared as a new research area, which combines the topics of nanophotonics (devoted to studying the behavior of electromagnetic fields on the deep subwavelength scale) and the several extraordinary material properties of graphene. Apart from being the thinnest existing material, graphene is very attractive for photonics due to its extreme flexibility, high mobility and the possibility of controlling its carrier concentration (and hence its electromagnetic response) via external gate voltages. From its very birth, graphene nanophotonics has the potential for innovative technological applications, aiming to complement (or in some cases even replace) the existing semiconductor/metallic photonic platforms. It has already shown exceptional capabilities in many directions, such as for instance in photodetection, photovoltaics, lasing, etc [1]. A special place in graphene photonics belongs to graphene plasmonics, which studies both intrinsic plasmons in graphene and the combination of graphene with plasmons supported by metallic structures [2]. Here, apart from the dynamic control via external voltages previously mentioned, the use of graphene brings with it the remarkable property that graphene plasmons have a wavelength λp that can be even one hundred times smaller than that in free space λ (for instance λp ~ 100 nm at λ ~ 10 μm). This provides both extreme confinement and extreme enhancement of the electromagnetic field at the graphene sheet which, together with its high sensitivity to the doping level, opens many interesting perspectives for new optical devices. The collection of papers presented in this special issue highlights different aspects of nanophotonics in graphene and related systems. The timely appearance of this publication was apparent during the monographic workshop 'Graphene Nanophotonics', sponsored by the European Science Foundation and held during 3-8 March 2013, in Benasque (Spain). This special issue

  1. Special Issue on Efimov Physics

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    Jensen, A.S.

    2011-01-01

    Efimov Physics is a cross disciplinary subfield of physics connected by common concepts and techniques. The basic concept originated from an observation by V. Efimov that three identical bosons in quantum mechanics have infinitely many bound states provided each pair has a bound state at zero energy. If the strength of the pair attraction is increased or decreased the number of trimer states decreases in both cases. This anomaly for three-body systems in three dimensions has now been realized and measured in a number of laboratories. The effect is real, and in its basic form allowed in a relatively small window of potential strengths. During many years after Efimov published his theoretical deduction, the searches were confined to systems where nature by chance could have made a two-body potential with a bound state close to zero energy. The window is rather small and all the searches were negative in the end. The invention of the method using magnetic Feshbach resonances opened an avenue of possibilities. This new technique allows changes of the effective two-body potential by coupling and tuning of two excited states of the particles by use of magnetic fields. It is then possible to control the binding energy of the pairs.With this tool the Efimov effect was finally observed in cold atoms as variations of decay properties at specific predictable relative energies. The initial Efimov effect leads to bound three-body states of a special structure. They now are naturally called Efimov states. The keyword in the description is 'universality' or 'model independence', which loosely speaking means independence of detailed model properties. In the decade prior to the observation of the Efimov effect, similar model-independent structures were used in descriptions of the weakly bound nuclear halo states. They were also related to few-body bound states close to zero energy. Recognition of universal behavior or model independence directly suggests that it would be beneficial

  2. Special Issue: Aviation Alternative Fuels

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    Full Text Available The investigation of aviation alternative fuels has increased significantly in recent years in an effort to reduce the environment and climate impact by aviation industry. Special requirements have to be met for qualifying as a suitable aviation fuel. The fuel has to be high in energy content per unit of mass and volume, thermally stable and avoiding freezing at low temperatures. There are also many other special requirements on viscosity, ignition properties and compatibility with the typical aviation materials. There are quite a few contending alternative fuels which can be derived from coal, natural gas and biomass.[...

  3. Editorial : Emerging issues of measles | Obimbo | East African ...

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  4. Editorial Statement: Third Issue (English, Turkish, Spanish, Chinese

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    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available In this third issue, three articles are being published. In his provocative and critical article, “Fire and Dust”, Dr. Peter McLaren, from University of California, Los Angeles, addresses the current political issues of our world, and explores the future conceptions of critical pedagogy in light of the Paul Freire’s thoughts.In “The Dimensions of Reflection: A Conceptual and Contextual Analysis”, Dr. Susan Noffke, from the University of Illinois, and Dr. Marie Brennan, from the University of South Australia, provide thoughtful discussion about “reflective teaching” and being “reflective practitioners”. In the third article, “Towards a Research Pedagogy: An Invitation,” Dr. Fernando Galindo, from Universidad Mayor de San Simón, Bolivia, explores the features of a culture of knowledge, and information consumption, and how this practice impedes the establishment of a culture of knowledge production in a higher education institution in Bolivia.

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  6. Guest Editorial Special Issue on Power Quality in Smart Grids

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    Guerrero, Josep M.

    2017-01-01

    -healing from power disturbances, efficient energy management, automation based on ICT and advanced metering infrastructures (smart metering), integration of distributed power generation, renewable energy resources and storage units as well as high power quality and reliability. In this regard, the concept...

  7. Editorial Special issue: Operations Management in Service Systems Downloaded from

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    International audience; The service sector is the largest sector of the economy in most industrialized nations, and is fast becoming the largest sector in developing nations as well. Driven by today's new business environment, including advanced telecommunications, accelerated business globalization, increased automation and highly on-demand and competitive innovations, the complexity of the operations management of service systems is continuously increasing. Managers of service systems are w...

  8. Guest Editorial Special Issue on Structured DC Microgrids

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    Guerrero, Josep M.; Tan, Don F. D.

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    With the development of dc coupled devices, such as photovoltaic generations, batteries, supercapacitors, LEDs, computers, and electronics equipment, low-voltage dc distribution networks, structured dc microgrids are emerging as a natural platform to integrate renewable energy sources. However...... in either series/parallel, forming a number of dc busses with different voltage levels. Recently, with the advance of new dc power technologies, several ongoing standards, alliances, and initiatives are bringing the possibility of developing future homes, offices, buildings, campuses, datacenters, ships......, satellites, aircrafts, and other electrical power systems to operate totally or dominantly in dc. Research is being carried out in both the system and component levels of modeling, control, and stability of structured dc microgrids. New high-efficiency topologies and protections are also key nontrivial...

  9. Editorial Special Issue on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (FMFP ...

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    a shark is more efficient than a propeller; the notoriously complicated and nonlinear Navier–. Stokes equations governing fluid motion provide fertile ground for research to both applied and pure mathematicians. There is the phenomenon of turbulence in fluid flows. A statement in 1932, attributed to Horace Lamb, author of ...

  10. Editorial: Special thematic issue on the ecology of soil microorganisms

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    2017-01-01

    Roč. 93, č. 2 (2017), s. 1-3, č. článku 237. ISSN 0168-6496 Institutional support: RVO:61388971 Keywords : soil * bacteria * fungi Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology Impact factor: 3.720, year: 2016

  11. Editorial of the Special Issue “Intelligent Transportation Systems”

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    Full Text Available Transportation systems are very important in modern life; therefore, massive research efforts have been devoted to this field of study in the recent past. Effective vehicular connectivity techniques can significantly enhance efficiency of travel, reduce traffic incidents and improve safety, and alleviate the impact of congestion, constituting the so-called Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS experience.[...

  12. Editorial Introduction: The INQUA LoessFest Special Issue

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    Rawling, J. Elmo, III; Schaetzl, Randall J.

    2018-04-01

    The annual meeting of the INQUA's (International Union for Quaternary Research) Loess and Pedostratigraphy Focus Group met in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA on September 22-25, 2016. Such meetings have traditionally been referred to as "LoessFests". The Loess and Pedostratigraphy Focus Group is part of INQUA's commission on Stratigraphy and Chronology (http://www.inqua.org/aboutCommissions.html). The 2017 LoessFest was held in Goran, Iran (http://www.dgt.uns.ac.rs/inqua-loess/index.php).

  13. A New Urban Agenda: Introduction to the Special Issue on “Sustainable Urban Development”

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    Full Text Available Since the start of the 21st century, humanity has been a predominantly urban species. This Special Issue is about the future of cities and how urbanization will develop when based on principles of sustainability. It explores the underlying dimensions of the transformation of existing cities and the design of low carbon green precincts and their urban systems. The view of the papers presented in this Special Issue is holistic and takes questions of social sustainability into account. This editorial highlights the contents and methodologies of 13 selected papers, while presenting diverse issues in strategies, concepts and policies for sustainable urban development.

  14. Special Issue: Plant Genetics and Biotechnology in Biodiversity

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    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available The rapid progress and increasing affordability of novel investigation tools in plant genetics and biotechnology offer previously inaccessible opportunities for the exploitation of plant genetic diversity in agriculture. The Special Issue was lunched to highlight how new technologies are improving both genotyping and phenotyping methods, thus allowing us to uncover crop diversity and use genetic variability for plant breeding with remarkable precision and speed. Three thematic reviews report on scientific, technological, and legal advances in plant diversity and agriculture. Three contributions provide specific examples of the exploitation of different kinds of genetic resources, ranging from landraces to mutant populations. Six research articles are illustrative examples of the study of molecular and/or phenotypic diversity to address basic or applied questions in different plant species. Finally, this SI was also launched to honor the memory of Prof. Gian Tommaso Scarascia Mugnozza and a dedicated Editorial acknowledges his work in plant breeding and biodiversity protection.

  15. Digital Storytelling – Special issue

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    2010-01-01

    Since the inception of Seminar.net the phenomenon of Digital Storytelling has often been suggested as a promising genre for teaching and learning in a variety of areas. Academically, the genre has attracted interest from scholars in media studies, political science, social work, health and education. In this issue we have sought attention from a huge number of academically inclined persons who either use the genre to teach with media, for teaching and learning about media, or studying how thi...

  16. Special gender issues in psychiatry.

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    Kurzthaler, Ilsemarie; Sperner-Unterweger, Barbara

    2009-06-01

    Significant gender differences exist in the course, manifestation and treatment of mental illness. Regardless of specific diagnosis age is one of the key factors in gender differences. Such differences between the sexes exist not only concerning origin and perpetuation of specific psychiatric diseases, they are also available and notable in specific fields of pharmacological and psychotherapeutically treatment. That review should sensitize clinicians for their responsibility to provide individualized, optimally effective, gender-specific care to patients suffering from mental diseases in some special topics. It should be a short overview considering some important gender details illustrated in concern with the epidemiological background, the symptoms and general used psychiatric treatment strategies of some frequent psychiatric diagnoses.

  17. Special issue on coherent states: mathematical and physical aspects Special issue on coherent states: mathematical and physical aspects

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    Twareque Ali, Syed; Antoine, Jean-Pierre; Bagarello, Fabio; Gazeau, Jean-Pierre

    2011-07-01

    This is a call for contributions to a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical dedicated to coherent states. The motivation behind this special issue is to gather in a single comprehensive volume the main aspects (past and present), latest developments, different viewpoints and directions being followed in this multidisciplinary field. Given the impressive development of the field in the past two decades, the topicality of such a volume can hardly be overemphasized. We strongly believe that such a special issue could become a particularly valuable reference for the broad scientific community working in mathematical and theoretical physics, as well as in signal processing and mathematics. Editorial policy The Guest Editors for this issue will be Syed Twareque Ali, Jean-Pierre Antoine, Fabio Bagarello and Jean-Pierre Gazeau. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, developments in the theory and applications of coherent states in: quantum optics, optomechanics, Bose-Einstein condensates quantum information, quantum measurement signal processing quantum gravity pseudo-Hermitian quantum mechanics supersymmetric quantum mechanics non-commutative quantum mechanics quantization theory harmonic and functional analysis operator theory Berezin-Toeplitz operators, PT-symmetric operators holomorphic representation theory, reproducing kernel spaces generalization of coherent states All contributions will be refereed and processed according to the usual procedure of the journal. Papers should report original and significant research that has not already been published. Guidelines for preparation of contributions The deadline for contributed papers will be 31 October 2011. This deadline will allow the special issue to appear before the end of May 2012 There is a nominal page limit of 15 printed pages per contribution (invited review papers can be longer). For papers exceeding this limit, the Guest Editors reserve the right to request a

  18. Special Issue on Creativity at Work.

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    Donnelly, Brian; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Special issue includes "Creativity at the Workplace" (Donnelly); "Creativity Revisited" (Iandoli); interviews with 16 people who work in or teach industrial engineering, software, and graphic design; "On Creativity and Schooling" (Coppola, Iandoli); and "End Notes: What I Learned" (Iandoli). (SK)

  19. Special Issues for People with Aplastic Anemia

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    ... Menu Donate Special Issues for People with Aplastic Anemia Because you have aplastic anemia , everyday events can ... bleeding, such as contact sports. Pregnancy and Aplastic Anemia Pregnancy is possible for women who have been ...

  20. Special Issue: Selected papers from ECS'97

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    1999-01-01

    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....

  1. Introduction: Special issue on Global Lesbian Cinema.

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    Farr, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    This article offers a brief introduction to this special issue on Global Lesbian Cinema. This issue particularly highlights the importance of recognizing lesbian discourse as a separate, related piece of the discourse of queer transnational and global cinema. Subsequently, brief summaries of the eight articles of this collection are provided.

  2. New Issues for New Methods: Ethical and Editorial Challenges for an Experimental Philosophy.

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    Polonioli, Andrea

    2017-08-01

    This paper examines a constellation of ethical and editorial issues that have arisen since philosophers started to conduct, submit and publish empirical research. These issues encompass concerns over responsible authorship, fair treatment of human subjects, ethicality of experimental procedures, availability of data, unselective reporting and publishability of research findings. This study aims to assess whether the philosophical community has as yet successfully addressed such issues. To do so, the instructions for authors, submission process and published research papers of 29 main journals in philosophy have been considered and analyzed. In light of the evidence reported here, it is argued that the philosophical community has as yet failed to properly tackle such issues. The paper also delivers some recommendations for authors, reviewers and editors in the field.

  3. Special Issue in Journal of Astrophysics & Astronomy (JAA). All ...

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    Home; Journals; Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy; Volume 39; Issue 1. Editorial. Samir Mandal Indranil Chattopadhyay Anuj Nandi Santabrata Das. Volume 39 Issue 1 February 2018 Article ID 1. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: http://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/joaa/039/01/0001. Abstract ...

  4. Special Issue: “Molecules against Alzheimer”

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This Special Issue, entitled “Molecules against Alzheimer”, gathers a number of original articles, short communications, and review articles on recent research efforts toward the development of novel drug candidates, diagnostic agents and therapeutic approaches for Alzheimer’s disease (AD, the most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder and a leading cause of death worldwide. This Special Issue contains many interesting examples describing the design, synthesis, and pharmacological profiling of novel compounds that hit one or several key biological targets, such as cholinesterases, β-amyloid formation or aggregation, monoamine oxidase B, oxidative stress, biometal dyshomeostasis, mitochondrial dysfunction, serotonin and/or melatonin systems, the Wnt/β-catenin pathway, sigma receptors, nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase, or nuclear erythroid 2-related factor. The development of novel AD diagnostic agents based on tau protein imaging and the use of lithium or intranasal insulin for the prevention or the symptomatic treatment of AD is also covered in some articles of the Special Issue.

  5. 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.

  6. Call for another special issue / book

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    Bostenaru Dan, M.

    2009-04-01

    We would like to continue the series of special issue or maybe edit a book on this topic. To complete the formerly edited special issues we would like to link natural hazards research to cultural heritage research. We see a way of doing this connected to "integrated conservation", which sees the involvment of urban planning in conservation, as well as the (urban) sociology, the integration of the user, the participatism. We further call for investigation of GIS applications for the investigation of natural hazards' impact in this field. We are open for further ideas and wait for you at the Splinter meeting.

  7. Special Issue: War, violence and masculinities

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    2015-01-01

    This special double issue of NORMA explore the mutual influences between violence, war and masculinities, the forms these have taken in different social and cultural contexts and the implications for masculinity research. The issues cover a range of historical and current topics, cases and analyt......This special double issue of NORMA explore the mutual influences between violence, war and masculinities, the forms these have taken in different social and cultural contexts and the implications for masculinity research. The issues cover a range of historical and current topics, cases...... and analytical approaches. The contributions fall into the following four themes: violent masculine rituals and how contemporary societies cope with extreme violence against women; popular written and visual fiction about war and masculine rationalities; gender relations in social movements of rebellions...

  8. Special issue on cluster algebras in mathematical physics

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    Di Francesco, Philippe; Gekhtman, Michael; Kuniba, Atsuo; Yamazaki, Masahito

    2014-02-01

    This is a call for contributions to a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical dedicated to cluster algebras in mathematical physics. Over the ten years since their introduction by Fomin and Zelevinsky, the theory of cluster algebras has witnessed a spectacular growth, first and foremost due to the many links that have been discovered with a wide range of subjects in mathematics and, increasingly, theoretical and mathematical physics. The main motivation of this special issue is to gather together reviews, recent developments and open problems, mainly from a mathematical physics viewpoint, into a single comprehensive issue. We expect that such a special issue will become a valuable reference for the broad scientific community working in mathematical and theoretical physics. The issue will consist of invited review articles and contributed papers containing new results on the interplays of cluster algebras with mathematical physics. Editorial policy The Guest Editors for this issue are Philippe Di Francesco, Michael Gekhtman, Atsuo Kuniba and Masahito Yamazaki. The areas and topics for this issue include, but are not limited to: discrete integrable systems arising from cluster mutations cluster structure on Poisson varieties cluster algebras and soliton interactions cluster positivity conjecture Y-systems in the thermodynamic Bethe ansatz and Zamolodchikov's periodicity conjecture T-system of transfer matrices of integrable lattice models dilogarithm identities in conformal field theory wall crossing in 4d N = 2 supersymmetric gauge theories 4d N = 1 quiver gauge theories described by networks scattering amplitudes of 4d N = 4 theories 3d N = 2 gauge theories described by flat connections on 3-manifolds integrability of dimer/Ising models on graphs. All contributions will be refereed and processed according to the usual procedure of the journal. Guidelines for preparation of contributions The deadline for contributed papers is 31 March

  9. Placing the special trains issue in perspective

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    Rhoads, R.E.; DeSteese, J.G.; Loscutoff, W.V.; Chais, M.

    1978-01-01

    The Association of American Railroads has proposed changes in the way railroads handle shipments of radioactive materials. These changes are embodied in a set of recommended operating practices that would require shipments of spent fuel and radioactive waste to be moved only in special train service. The proposed operating practices include a 35 mph maximum speed restriction, a passing restriction and a no-other freight restriction. Shippers of radioactive materials oppose the imposition of these operating practices. The special train issue is currently being argued in hearings before the Interstate Commerce Commission. The history and current status of these hearings are reviewed. Pacific Northwest Laboratories has undertaken a study to provide perspective on the safety and economic factors related to the use of special trains for shipping spent fuel. The results of this study for the amount of spent fuel anticipated to be shipped in 1986 are reviewed. The safety analysis determines the frequencies and severities of accidents for conventional freight trains and compares these to extrapolated frequencies and severities of accidents for conventional freight trains subject to the special train operating restrictions. Results of the study show that the adoption of special trains and attendant operating restrictions has limited potential for improving safety during shipment. The economic analysis compares the cost of spent fuel shipments made by special train and by conventional freight train service.Results of the economics phase of the study show that the use of special trains will most likely increase the cost of shipments by about 50%, although under certain circumstances shipping costs for spent fuel by special trains may be up to 20% lower than by conventional train service. Possible methods to resolve the special train issue are explored

  10. Special Issue: Productive Employment for the Poor.

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    Gaude, Jacques, Ed.; Miller, Steven, Ed.

    1992-01-01

    This special issue contains nine articles on labor-intensive public works, social investment funds, rural infrastructure projects, grassroots socioeconomic rights, remuneration systems for self-help projects, road construction and rural transport, employment and environmental rehabilitation, and water as a source of employment. (SK)

  11. Introduction - AABFJ Financial Planning Special Issue 2009

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    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available This special issue draws on recent work of financial planning specialists, finance specialists and economists todocument some of the trends, perception and challenges of financial planning in 2009. This diversity ofcontributors reflects the diversity and the multiplicity of influences that impact on financial planning.

  12. From the Editors of the Special Issue

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    Ruttkay, Z.M.; Kipp, Michael; Kipp, M.; Nijholt, Antinus; Vilhjálmsson, H.H.; Vilhjalmsson, Högni

    2010-01-01

    Welcome to the special issue on Intelligent Virtual Agents. Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVAs) are interactive characters that – in spite of being merely 2D or 3D computer graphics models – exhibit humanlike qualities and communicate with humans or with each other using natural human modalities such

  13. Special issue on Computational Neuroscience - PREFACE

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    Ditlevsen, Susanne; Lansky, Petr

    2014-01-01

    This Special Issue of Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering contains ten selected papers presented at the Neural Coding 2012 workshop. Neuroscience is traditionally very close to mathematics which stems from the famous theoretical work of McCulloch--Pitts and Hodgkin--Huxley in the middle...

  14. Energy, a crucial environmental subject. Special issue

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    2001-01-01

    In this issue of the magazine ArenA special attention is paid the use of energy in the Netherlands, the related problems and solutions, and the agenda for the Section Energy of the Dutch Association of Environmental Professionals (VVM) resulting from the technological, administrative and economical problems and solutions

  15. Special Issue: Competencies from the Individual's Viewpoint.

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    Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 2003

    2003-01-01

    Ten articles in this special issue deal with competencies and how their use is revolutionizing human resource management and the work of career practitioners. Topics include competency technology, models, and mapping; behavioral interviewing; talent management; emotional intelligence; succession planning; and lifelong learning. (JOW)

  16. Special issue: the nuclear industry in Europe

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    1982-01-01

    This special issue contains papers on the following topics: French nuclear policy; nuclear energy development in Europe; nuclear diversification; Alsthom-Atlantique in the nuclear field; 1981 nuclear electricity generation; EDF siting policy; the N4 model of the 1300 MW series; Creys-Malville; the nuclear industry in Europe; pumps in the nuclear industry [fr

  17. Ventilation in school buildings. Special issue; Ventilatie in schoolgebouwen. Themanummer

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    Zeiler, W.; Boxem, G.; Van Bruchem, M.; Smits, E.H.J.; Van Dijken, F. [Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven (Netherlands); Joosten, L.; Clocquet, R. [DHV Bouw en Industrie, Amersfoort (Netherlands); Pernot, C. [TNO Bouw, Delft (Netherlands); Haans, L.; Boerstra, A.C. [BBA Boerstra Binnenmilieu Advies, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Leenaerts, C.L.M.; Donze, G.J. [W/E adviseurs duurzaam bouwen, Gouda (Netherlands); Leysen, L.M. [Astma Fonds, Leusden (Netherlands); Blezer, I.H.W. [Hollman Adviseurs, Venlo (Netherlands); Meester, A.W.J. [Alusta, Natuurlijke Ventilatietechniek, Etten Leur (Netherlands); Bronsema, B. [Faculteit der Bouwkunde, Bronsema Consult, Technische Universiteit Delft, Delft (Netherlands)

    2005-10-01

    In this special issue one editorial and 9 articles are dedicated to several aspects with regard to ventilation in school buildings: (1) healthy and draught-free ventilation in schools; (2) air quality and comfort in primary schools; (3) preparatory study on the indoor environment in primary schools; (4) options to improve ventilation in school buildings; (5) the relation between the indoor environment in classrooms and the health of students; (6) the activities of the Asthma Fund to create healthy school buildings for children suffering asthma; (7) the necessity of mechanical ventilation in school buildings; (8) demand-controlled ventilation in schools; (9) first experiences with a newly built primary school. [Dutch] In deze speciale aflevering zijn 1 redactioneel artikel en 9 artikelen gewijd aan verschillende aspecten m.b.t. ventilatie in schoolgebouwen: (1) onderzoek naar gezond en tochtvrij ventileren; (2) luchtkwaliteit en comfort op basisscholen: (3) voorstudie binnenmilieu basisscholen; (4) opties om de ventilatie in scholen te verbeteren; (5) de relatie tussen het binnenmilieu in klaslokalen en de gezondheid van studenten; (6) activiteiten van het Astma Fonds voor gezonde schoolgebouwen voor kinderen met astma; (7) de noodzaak voor mechanische ventilatie in schoolgebouwen; (8) vraaggestuurde ventilatie in scholen; (9) de eerste ervaringen in een nieuwe basisschool in Voorschoten.

  18. Special issue on quantum physics with non-Hermitian operators Special issue on quantum physics with non-Hermitian operators

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    Bender, Carl M.; Fring, Andreas; Guenther, Uwe; Jones, Hugh F.

    2012-01-01

    This is a call for contributions to a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical dedicated to quantum physics with non-Hermitian operators. The main motivation behind this special issue is to gather together recent results, developments and open problems in this rapidly evolving field of research in a single comprehensive volume. We expect that such a special issue will become a valuable reference for the broad scientific community working in mathematical and theoretical physics. The issue will be open to all contributions containing new results on non-Hermitian theories which are explicitly PT-symmetric and/or pseudo-Hermitian or quasi-Hermitian. The main novelties in the past years in this area have been many experimental observations, realizations, and applications of PT symmetric Hamiltonians in optics and microwave cavities. We especially invite contributions on the theoretical interpretations of these recent PT-symmetric experiments and on theoretical proposals for new experiments. Editorial policy The Guest Editors for this issue are Carl Bender, Andreas Fring, Uwe Guenther and Hugh Jones. The areas and topics for this issue include, but are not limited to: spectral problems novel properties of complex optical potentials PT-symmetry related threshold lasers and spectral singularities construction of metric operators scattering theory supersymmetric theories Lie algebraic and Krein-space methods random matrix models classical and semi-classical models exceptional points in model systems operator theoretic approaches microwave cavities aspects of integrability and exact solvability field theories with indefinite metric All contributions will be refereed and processed according to the usual procedure of the journal. Papers should report original and significant research that has not already been published. Guidelines for preparation of contributions The deadline for contributed papers will be 31 March 2012. This deadline will allow the

  19. A special issue on solar cells

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    2011-01-01

    @@ The increasing demand for renewable energy has made the solar cell technology as one of the most significantresearch and development areas of today.Silicon based solar cells are the dominant photovoltaic products at the present time, but the relatively high costs are barriers for their broad applications.Research has been active worldwide in developing other photovoltaic technologies that use cheap materials and can be easily manufactured.Organic solar cells have attracted a lot of interests recently due to their potential to be low cost photovoltaic technologies.This special issue of the Frontiers of Optoelectronics in China has collected research articles by a number of Chinese and international experts.It is aimed to broaden the readers' view about some of the recent developments and challenges in this important R&D field.Thirteen excellent papers are in this special issue including 4 review articles and 9 research articles.

  20. EDITORIAL: Cluster issue on Heusler compounds and devices Cluster issue on Heusler compounds and devices

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    Felser, Claudia; Hillebrands, Burkard

    2009-04-01

    This is the third cluster issue of Journal Physics D: Applied Physics devoted to half-metallic Heusler compounds and devices utilizing this class of materials. Heusler compounds are named after Fritz Heusler, the owner of a German copper mine, the Isabellenhütte, who discovered this class of materials in 1903 [1]. He synthesized mixtures of Cu2Mn alloys with various main group metals Z = Al, Si, Sn, Sb, which became ferromagnetic despite all constituents being non-magnetic. The recent success story of Heusler compounds began in 1983 with the discovery of the half-metallic electronic structure in NiMnSb [2] and Co2MnZ [3], making these and similar materials, in particular PtMnSb, also useful for magneto-optical data storage media applications due to their high Kerr rotation. The real breakthrough, however, came in 2000 with the observation of a large magnetoresistance effect in Co2Cr0.6Fe0.4Al [4]. The Co2YZ (Y = Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe) compounds are a special class of materials, which follow the Slater-Pauling rule [5], and most of them are half-metallic bulk materials. The electronic structure of Heusler compounds is well understood [6] and Curie temperatures up to 1100 K have been observed [7]. In their contribution to this cluster issue, Thoene et al predict that still higher Curie temperatures can be achieved. A breakthrough from the viewpoint of materials design is the synthesis of nanoparticles of Heusler compounds as reported in the contribution by Basit et al. Nano-sized half- metallic ferromagnets will open new directions for spintronic applications. The challenge, however, is still to produce spintronic devices with well defined interfaces to take advantage of the half-metallicity of the electrodes. Several groups have succeeded in producing excellent tunnel junctions with high magnetoresistance effects at low temperatures and decent values at room temperature [8-11]. Spin-dependent tunnelling characteristics of fully epitaxial magnetic tunnel junctions with a

  1. Special Issue on Time Scale Algorithms

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    2008-01-01

    unclassified Standard Form 298 (Rev. 8-98) Prescribed by ANSI Std Z39-18 IOP PUBLISHING METROLOGIA Metrologia 45 (2008) doi:10.1088/0026-1394/45/6/E01...special issue of Metrologia presents selected papers from the Fifth International Time Scale Algorithm Symposium (VITSAS), including some of the...scientists, and hosted by the Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada (ROA) in San Fernando, Spain, whose staff further enhanced their nation’s high

  2. Two-Beam Linear Colliders - Special Issues

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    Corsini, Roberto

    2010-01-01

    The path towards a multi-TeV e+e- linear collider proposed by the CLIC study is based on the Two-Beam Acceleration (TBA) scheme. Such a scheme is promising in term of efficiency, reliability and cost. The rationale behind the two-beam scheme is discussed in the paper, together with the special issues related to this technology and the R&D needed to demonstrate its feasibility.

  3. Special Issue “Biomaterials and Bioprinting”

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    Chee Kai Chua

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The emergence of bioprinting in recent years represents a marvellous advancement in 3D printing technology. It expands the range of 3D printable materials from the world of non-living materials into the world of living materials. Biomaterials play an important role in this paradigm shift. This Special Issue focuses on biomaterials and bioprinting and contains eight articles covering a number of recent topics in this emerging area.

  4. DSH: Special Issue 'Digital Humanities 2014'

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    Terras Melissa; Clivaz Claire; Verhoeven Deb; Kaplan Frédéric

    2015-01-01

    The special issue presents selected proceedings from Digital Humanities 2014. Digital Humanities is the annual conference organized and sponsored by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) and between 7th and 12th July 2014 over 700 attendees gathered for DH2014 at the University of Lausanne and the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland (http://dh2014.org/): to date this remains the largest ever meeting of Digital Humanities scholars worldwide. Traditionally the...

  5. [Preface for genome editing special issue].

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    Gu, Feng; Gao, Caixia

    2017-10-25

    Genome editing technology, as an innovative biotechnology, has been widely used for editing the genome from model organisms, animals, plants and microbes. CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing technology shows its great value and potential in the dissection of functional genomics, improved breeding and genetic disease treatment. In the present special issue, the principle and application of genome editing techniques has been summarized. The advantages and disadvantages of the current genome editing technology and future prospects would also be highlighted.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Introduction to the Special Issue: Coastal GIS

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    Full Text Available This special issue of the ISPRS International Journal of Geographic Information about “Coastal GIS” is motivated by many circumstances. More than one-half of the world’s human population lives in coastal areas (within 200 kilometers of coast as of 2000 [1]. The trend toward coastal habitation is expected to continue in the US with the total being 75 percent by 2025, meaning that coastal human–environment interactions will likely increase and intensify [2]. Geographic information systems (GIS are being developed and used by technical specialists, stakeholder publics, and executive/policy decision makers for improving our understanding and management of coastal areas, separately and together as more organizations focus on improving the sustainability and resilience of coastal systems. Coastal systems—defined as the area of land closely connected to the sea, including barrier islands, wetlands, mudflats, beaches, estuaries, cities, towns, recreational areas, and maritime facilities, the continental seas and shelves, and the overlying atmosphere—are subject to complex and dynamic interactions among natural and human-driven processes. Coastal systems are crucial to regional and national economies, hosting valued human-built infrastructure and providing ecosystem services that sustain human well-being. This special issue of IJGI about coastal GIS presents a collection of nine papers that address many of the issues mentioned above. [...

  9. Crustal permeability: Introduction to the special issue

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    Ingebritsen, Steven E.; Gleeson, Tom

    2015-01-01

    The topic of crustal permeability is of broad interest in light of the controlling effect of permeability on diverse geologic processes and also timely in light of the practical challenges associated with emerging technologies such as hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas production (‘fracking’), enhanced geothermal systems, and geologic carbon sequestration. This special issue of Geofluids is also motivated by the historical dichotomy between the hydrogeologic concept of permeability as a static material property that exerts control on fluid flow and the perspective of economic geologists, geophysicists, and crustal petrologists who have long recognized permeability as a dynamic parameter that changes in response to tectonism, fluid production, and geochemical reactions. Issues associated with fracking, enhanced geothermal systems, and geologic carbon sequestration have already begun to promote a constructive dialog between the static and dynamic views of permeability, and here we have made a conscious effort to include both viewpoints. This special issue also focuses on the quantification of permeability, encompassing both direct measurement of permeability in the uppermost crust and inferential permeability estimates, mainly for the deeper crust.

  10. JGR special issue on Deep Earthquakes

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    The editor and associate editors of the Journal of Geophysical Research—Solid Earth and Planets invite the submission of manuscripts for a special issue on the topic “Deep- and Intermediate-Focus Earthquakes, Phase Transitions, and the Mechanics of Deep Subduction.”Manuscripts should be submitted to JGR Editor Gerald Schubert (Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024) before July 1, 1986, in accordance with the usual rules for manuscript submission. Submitted papers will undergo the normal JGR review procedure. For more information, contact either Schubert or the special guest associate editor, Cliff Frohlich (Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin, 4920 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78751; telephone: 512-451-6223).

  11. Toward a Sustainable Low-Carbon China: A Review of the Special Issue of “Energy Economics and Management”

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    Full Text Available Severe environmental quality deterioration, along with predatory exploitation of energy resources, are generally associated with economic growth, especially in China. Against this background, the 6th Annual Conference of Energy Economics and Management provides a platform for examining outperforming governance factors and mechanisms of energy economics and policy. Thanks to Sustainability for providing this special issue. This editorial highlights the contents and methodologies of the special issue for this conference, presenting diverse issues in energy economics and management. We also suggest guidelines for future study in energy economics and management.

  12. Preface (of the second special issue

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    The primary aim of this special issue entitled Advances in Applied Sciences was to make some preparative steps by collecting state of the art research papers necessary in the beginning of the project entitled “Electronic Health Records for the Next Generation Medical Decision Support in Romanian and Bulgarian National Healthcare Systems” abbreviated as NextGenElectroMedSupport, a Bilateral Cooperation Research Project between Romania and Bulgaria having as directors from Bulgaria Prof. dr. Roumen Kountchev, Technical University of Sofia and from Romania Senior Lecturer dr. Barna Iantovics from Petru Maior University of Targu Mures. [...]

  13. Introduction to Special Issue on Transience

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    In this introduction to the special issue, the concept of transience is introduced as a theoretical perspective and as an object of research. The perspective of transience foregrounds the temporality of norm formation, located within the practices of people on the move. The introduction suggests......, as it is in the process of communities coming into being that norms emerge. Transience, in spite of being ubiquitous, is not always salient for members or analysts, but to identify, fixate and theorize it as an object of study in linguistic anthropology invites new ways of conceptualizing the interdependence of language...

  14. Introduction to 'The Unacceptable' Special Issue

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    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This special issue of Portal contends with the 'unacceptable' as the intervention upon bodies, images or practices deemed excessive to the limits of functional community. Under the rubric of propriety, discussion of the 'unacceptable' can all too easily become marginalised through silence, erasure and/or condemnation. Yet challenging the boundaries of the 'unacceptable' is vital to the continuity of a civil society, and the articles contained in this issue attempt to probe the limits of acceptability, as they seek to comprehend, and perhaps, intervene upon some divisive contemporary issues. Torture, disability, sexuality, e-waste, bureaucracy, comedy, and the constitution of the strange are among the broad range of topics in which the definition, regulation and assessment of unacceptability are pursued. Through documentation of such suitably 'unacceptable' issues, the articles contained in this volume not only compel the reader to question convention, but furthermore, interrogate the point where social intervention upon desire might be necessary too. John Scannell, guest editor.

  15. Editorial, Vol. 3, issue 1 (2016: Submissions between August, 2015 – February, 2016

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    Full Text Available Hello and welcome to our journal, which encompasses all chemical sub-disciplines and distributes, free of charge, with an open-access approach throughout the world. We hope that you will like the contributions.In this issue, we published a research article from Nigeria about insect repellent property of an essential oil. Another article was a review sent from Libya to our editorial office about electrochemical methods used in the treatment of nuclear wastes. The third article is from Iran, about obtaining guanidines with the reaction of carbodiimides in the presence of ionic liquid, an important topic for over a decade. The last article went to our office from Egypt and about synthesis of quinoline ketones from a variety of heterocycles.We would very much like to receive your submissions as well; to gain more information, browse to the website of our journal at http://dergipark.ulakbim.gov.tr/jotcsa and send an e-mail to our managing editor, Mr. Barbaros AKKURT, at jotcsa@turchemsoc.org or myself at hasan.kucukbay@inonu.edu.tr.Goodbye, and let us meet in August with our new issue...Best regards,Prof. Dr. Hasan KÜÇÜKBAY, PhDEditor-in-chief, JOTCSA

  16. Special Issue Dedication to Stephen H. Schneider

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    Full Text Available It is with both pleasure and sadness that we dedicate this special climate change issue of Portal to the late Dr. Stephen H. Schneider. Steve, as he was known to his friends and colleagues, was as rare a bird as any he sought out in his passion as a birdwatcher. A brilliant climate scientist, author of countless books and papers, path breaking inter-disciplinarian, eminent public communicator, mentor to dozens of young scholars; the list of roles and adulatory adjectives could fill an IPCC special report. Steve would have appreciated this special issue, with its multidisciplinary approach, and its quest for solutions based on analytical scholarship. He understood better than most the inseparability of normative and descriptive concerns, the need for academics and scientists of all kinds to be involved with public processes of communication, policy design and deliberation. While his last book was called “Science as a Contact Sport,” the unspoken title of his career might have been “Science as a Public Service.” He was endlessly testifying, consulting and giving interviews, and encouraged others to learn to do the same. Notwithstanding a battle with lymphoma in the last decade (chronicled in the wonderful book The Patient from Hell, Steve maintained a frenetic level of activity and was still going strong when he was felled by a pulmonary embolism in July of 2010 at age 65. He leaves behind a legacy embodied in his publications, institutions like the IPCC and the journal Climatic Change, and in the hearts and minds of the countless persons he interacted with, mentored, and loved. Exuberant, passionate, full of warmth and good humor, Steve was a mensch among mensches. He will be sorely missed. Paul Baer, with the assistance of Terry Root and Ian McGregor.

  17. Multi-level governance of forest resources (Editorial to the special feature

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    Full Text Available A major challenge for many researchers and practitioners relates to how to recognize and address cross-scale dynamics in space and over time in order to design and implement effective governance arrangements. This editorial provides an overview of the concept of multi-level governance (MLG. In particular we highlight definitional issues, why the concept matters as well as more practical concerns related to the processes and structure of multi-level governance. It is increasingly clear that multi-level governance of forest resources involves complex interactions of state, private and civil society actors at various levels, and institutions linking higher levels of social and political organization. Local communities are increasingly connected to global networks and influences. This creates new opportunities to learn and address problems but may also introduce new pressures and risks. We conclude by stressing the need for a much complex approach to the varieties of MLG to better understand how policies work as instruments of governance and to organize communities within systems of power and authority.

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

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    2013-01-01

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

  19. Who, How, and Where: Special Education's Issues in Perpetuity.

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    Issues that are central to special education and appear destined to remain so are discussed, including professional divisions among special educators and between special and regular educators, the population to be served, individualization, and placement. (JDD)

  20. Special Issue: Next Generation DNA Sequencing

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    Full Text Available Next Generation Sequencing (NGS refers to technologies that do not rely on traditional dideoxy-nucleotide (Sanger sequencing where labeled DNA fragments are physically resolved by electrophoresis. These new technologies rely on different strategies, but essentially all of them make use of real-time data collection of a base level incorporation event across a massive number of reactions (on the order of millions versus 96 for capillary electrophoresis for instance. The major commercial NGS platforms available to researchers are the 454 Genome Sequencer (Roche, Illumina (formerly Solexa Genome analyzer, the SOLiD system (Applied Biosystems/Life Technologies and the Heliscope (Helicos Corporation. The techniques and different strategies utilized by these platforms are reviewed in a number of the papers in this special issue. These technologies are enabling new applications that take advantage of the massive data produced by this next generation of sequencing instruments. [...

  1. INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE ON COMBAT SPORT

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    Full Text Available Combat Sports Special Issue Editorial INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE ON COMBAT SPORT The World heavyweight professional boxing championship is arguable the biggest prize in sport. Why is this the case? It is not just the glamour that is appealing, but also the intriguing appeal of two combatants in a fixed environment. All combat sports share this similarity and in doing so, combat sports become appealing for spectators to watch, provide competitors with their ultimate challenge, and provide sport scientists and medics with a rich environment to apply their work. The role of research and theory driven interventions is key to the credibility of sport science and sports medicine. An intervention and/or treatment must be based on sound reason and the effects should be considered beforehand, both positive and negative. Equally, the nature of combat sport, where the aim is to strike, throw, or grapple with an opponent which can lead to injury, invariably raises questions on whether it is morally acceptable for these activities to be called a sport. Therefore, thorough investigation of the nature of medical issues is needed. The case for banning boxing in inextricably linked to the notion that the aim of the sport is to cause harm to the opponent; if harm was minimized and injury became less of an injury, the case for banning boxing would be weak. Quite clearly there are a plethora of arguments that point to a need for theory driven research in combat sport, and plugging this gap in the literature is an aim of this special issue of the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. Possibly the most convincing argument for me to get involved in driving this issue stems from experiences in applied work with professional boxers (Hall and Lane, 2001; Lane and Hall, 2003, amateur boxers (Lane, 2002, kickboxers (Lane, et al., 1999 and tae-kwon-do athletes (Chapman et al., 1997 in which a raft of situations and issues were presented that required answers based

  2. CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue on Current Trends in Integrability and Nonlinear Phenomena Special issue on Current Trends in Integrability and Nonlinear Phenomena

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    Gómez-Ullate, D.; Lombardo, S.; Mañas, M.; Mazzocco, M.; Nijhoff, F.; Sommacal, M.

    2009-12-01

    This is a call for contributions to a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical dedicated to integrability and nonlinear phenomena. The motivation behind this special issue is to summarize in a single comprehensive publication, the main aspects (past and present), latest developments, different viewpoints and the directions being followed in this multidisciplinary field. We hope that such a special issue could become a particularly valuable reference for the broad scientific community working in integrability and nonlinear phenomena. Editorial policy The Editorial Board has invited D Gómez-Ullate, S Lombardo, M Mañas, M Mazzocco, F Nijhoff and M Sommacal to serve as Guest Editors for the special issue. Their criteria for the acceptance of contributions are as follows. The subject of the paper should relate to the following list of subjects: Integrable systems (including quantum and discrete) and applications Dynamical systems: Hamiltonian systems and dynamics in the complex domain Nonlinear waves, soliton equations and applications Nonlinear ODEs including Painlevé equations and isomonodromic deformations Symmetries and perturbative methods in the classification of integrable PDEs Infinite dimensional Lie algebras and integrable systems Orthogonal polynomials, random matrix theory All contributions will be refereed and processed according to the usual procedure of the journal. Papers should report original and significant research that has not already been published. Guidelines for preparation of contributions The DEADLINE for contributed papers will be 28 February 2010. This deadline will allow the special issue to appear in October 2010. There is a nominal page limit of 15 printed pages per contribution (invited review papers can be longer). For papers exceeding this limit, the Guest Editors reserve the right to request a reduction in length. Further advice on publishing your work in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical

  3. Special issue: Comparative biogeography of Neotropical primates.

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    Lynch Alfaro, Jessica W; Cortés-Ortiz, Liliana; Di Fiore, Anthony; Boubli, Jean P

    2015-01-01

    New research presented in this special issue of Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution on the "Phylogeny and Biogeography of Neotropical Primates" greatly improves our understanding of the evolutionary history of the New World monkeys and provides insights into the multiple platyrrhine radiations, diversifications, extinctions, and recolonizations that have taken place over time and over space in the Neotropics. Here, we synthesize genetic and biogeographic research from the past several years to construct an overarching hypothesis for platyrrhine evolution. We also highlight continuing controversies in Neotropical primate biogeography, such as whether the location of origin of platyrrhines was Africa or Asia; whether Patagonian fossil primates are stem or crown platyrrhines; and whether cis- and trans-Andean Neotropical primates were subject to vicariance through Andes mountain building, or instead diversified through isolation in mountain valleys after skirting around the Andes on the northwestern coast of South America. We also consider the role of the Amazon River and its major tributaries in shaping platyrrhine biodiversity, and how and when primates from the Amazon reached the Atlantic Forest. A key focus is on primate colonizations and extirpations in Central America, the Andes, and the seasonally dry tropical forests and savannas (such as the Llanos, Caatinga, and Cerrado habitats), all ecosystems that have been understudied up until now for primates. We suggest that most primates currently inhabiting drier open habitats are relatively recent arrivals, having expanded from rainforest habitats in the Pleistocene. We point to the Pitheciidae as the taxonomic group most in need of further phylogenetic and biogeographic research. Additionally, genomic studies on the Platyrrhini are deeply needed and are expected to bring new surprises and insights to the field of Neotropical primate biogeography. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  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. 2012 Special NSREC Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science Comments by the Editors

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    Schwank, Jim; Brown, Dennis; Girard, Sylvain; Gouker, Pascale; Gerardin, Simone; Quinn, Heather; Barnaby, Hugh

    2012-12-01

    The December 2012 special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science contains selected papers from the 49th annual IEEE International Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) held July 16-20, 2012, in Miami, Florida USA. 95 papers presented at the 2012 NSREC were submitted for consideration for this year’s special issue. Those papers that appear in this special issue were able to successfully complete the review process before the deadline for the December issue. A few additional papers may appear in subsequent issues of the TRANSACTIONS. This publication is the premier archival journal for research on space and nuclear radiation effects in materials, devices, circuits, and systems. This distinction is the direct result of the conscientious efforts of both the authors, who present and document their work, and the reviewers, who selflessly volunteer their time and talent to help review the manuscripts. Each paper in this journal has been reviewed by experts selected by the editors for their expertise and knowledge of the particular subject areas. The peer review process for a typical technical journal generally takes six months to one year to complete. To publish this special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science (in December), the review process, from initial submission to final form, must be completed in about 10 weeks. Because of the short schedule, both the authors and reviewers are required to respond very quickly. The reviewers listed on the following pages contributed vitally to this quick-turn review process.We would like to express our sincere appreciation to each of them for accepting this difficult, but critical role in the process. To provide consistent reviews of papers throughout the year, the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science relies on a year-round editorial board that manages reviews for submissions throughout the year to the TRANSACTIONS in the area of radiation effects. The review process is managed by a Senior

  6. Ventilation systems in houses. Special issue; Woonhuisventilatie. Special

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    Op ' t Veld, P.; Van der Aa, A. [Cauberg-Huygen Raadgevend Ingenieurs, Rotterdam (Netherlands); Verschoor, M.J.E. [Afdeling Koudetechniek en Warmtepompen, TNO Milieu, Energie en Procesinnovatie TNO-MEP, Apeldoorn (Netherlands); Van Gulik, L.H. [Itho, Scheidam (Netherlands); Van der Mark, K.; Overman, P. [AGPO, Breda (Netherlands); Roemer, J.C.; Schuitema, R. [ECN Duurzame Energie in de Gebouwde Omgeving DEGO, Petten (Netherlands); Weterings, M. [GGD voor Rotterdam e.o., Rotterdam (Netherlands); Rosenmai, T.; Rasmussen, S. [Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen (Denmark); Vollebregt, R. [Bureau Kent, Utrecht (Netherlands); Smeets, L.J.M. [Nederlandse onderneming voor energie en milieu Novem, Utrecht (Netherlands)

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    In 10 articles attention is paid to several aspects with respect to ventilation of houses. This issue includes an overview of suppliers of high-efficiency heat recovering balanced ventilation systems.

  7. Editorial for themed issue on ‘Managing the business of cycling’

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    Cycling is receiving increased attention as a means of addressing urban transport problems. The integration of cycling as a more frequently used mode for all types of trip purpose requires skills in a range of disciplines, including engineering for infrastructure design, as well as planning, ethics, the law, psychology, sociology and health. This editorial sets these papers in the broader context of the subject matter concerned with managing cycling. Four themes are identified as follows: gov...

  8. Special issue : new federal airbag rule

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    time the federal government has issued a regulation to protect people from the safety : systems in their cars. Besides assuring that airbags will continue to prevent deaths and : injuries in serious crashes, the new standard for occupant protection i...

  9. ITER ITA newsletter. Special issue - December 2006

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    This issue of ITER ITA (ITER transitional arrangements) newsletter contains information about signing ITER Agreement, which took place on 21 November 2006 in Paris, France. It was great day for fusion research as Ministers from the seven ITER Parties in the presence of President Jacques Chirac and President of European Commission Jose Barroso and some 400 invited guests signed the Agreement setting up the ITER International Fusion Energy Organization. This issues contains the speeches, statements and remarks of Presidents and Ministers

  10. "In all my experience I cannot recall any more singular and interesting study" [editorial

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    Full Text Available Editorial for "Sherlock Holmes Fandom, Sherlockiana, and the Great Game," edited by Betsy Rosenblatt and Roberta Pearson, special issue, Transformative Works and Cultures, no. 23 (March 15, 2017.

  11. Understanding Game-Based Learning Cultures: Introduction to Special Issue

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    Engerman, Jason A.; Carr-Chellman, Alison

    2017-01-01

    This special issue expands our understanding of teaching and learning through video game play, with specific attention to culture. The issue gives insight into the ways educators, researchers, and developers should be discussing and designing for impactful learner-centered game-based learning experiences. The issue features forward-thinking…

  12. Special journal issue highlights IDRC-supported findings on ...

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    Mar 8, 2018 ... Special journal issue highlights IDRC-supported findings on women's paid work ... An important aspect of women's economic empowerment is their participation in the labour ... Maternal health research concerns men too.

  13. Special issue: Logistics systems design in Latin America

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    Under this context, this Special Issue of the Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management (JIEM gathers nine significant contributions, which from a Latin American approach, enhance the logistics systems body of knowledge focused on emerging markets.

  14. Special journal issue focuses on urban violence, poverty, and ...

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    Oct 2, 2015 ... In a special issue of the journal, Mouvements et enjeux sociaux [Social ... what works and what doesn't — to reduce violence in urban centres. ... to prevent crime, including mental health support, building community trust.

  15. Special issue call for papers from Business Systems Research Journal

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    Pejić Bach, Mirjana

    2011-01-01

    A special issue oft he Business Systems Research Journal with extended versions of selected papers from the 11th International Symposium on Operations Research in Slovenia (SOR’11) will be published under the journal ‘s publishing standards.

  16. Special issue : transport in a post-carbon society

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    2009-04-01

    This special issue of World Transport Policy & Practice is an outcome of the conference Planning for the Carbon Neutral World: Challenges for Cities and Regions, held 15-18 May 2008 in Salzburg, Austria. The conference, organised by SCUPAD Salzbu...

  17. Resonance Special Issue - World Year of Physics -RE ...

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    Resonance Special Issue - World Year of Physics. Vol 10, No 12, ... Origin (?) of the Universe - The Expanding Universe. Jayant V Narlikar. 12 ... Einstein's Last Dream: The Space - Time Unification of Fundamental Forces. Abdus Salam.

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    1998-01-01

    This Special Issue of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing presents extended versions of selected papers from the 14th NORCHIP Conference which was held November 4-5, in Helsinki, Finland...

  19. Special Issue: Selected Articles from the 1994 NORCHIP Seminar

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    1996-01-01

    This Special Issue of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing presents extended versions of selected papers from the 12th NORCHIP Seminar which was held November 8-9, 1994, in Gothenburg, Sweden....

  20. Special Issue on Using Econometrics for Assessing Economic Models

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    Juselius, Katarina

    2009-01-01

    Two methodological approaches to empirical economics which are labelled ‘theory first' versus ‘reality first' are introduced building the background for the discussion of the individual contributions to this special issue.......Two methodological approaches to empirical economics which are labelled ‘theory first' versus ‘reality first' are introduced building the background for the discussion of the individual contributions to this special issue....