Spring Highlights 2018
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3 new journal titles have been published and uploaded to our online database since the previous Highlights. Here are their contents; to find the free full text of the articles of these inaugural issues, please click on the links provided:


International Journal of Hydromechatronics


  • Real-time implementation of Kalman filter for unsteady flow measurement in a pipe
  • The influence of rolling bearing clearances on diagnostic signatures based on a numerical simulation and experimental evaluation
  • An electro-hydrostatic actuator for hybrid active-passive vibration isolation
  • A pin-moment model of flexoelectric actuators
  • Independent metering systems
  • Autonomous energy efficient wheel loader research at TUT
  • Academic fluid power research in the USA


International Journal of Humanitarian Technology


  • Usable technology for the differently abled-hearing impairment
  • Cancer tissue sample classification using point symmetry-based clustering algorithm
  • Design of near optimal user interface with minimal UI elements using evidence based recommendations and multi criteria decision making: TOPSIS method
  • Evaluating the feasibility of maintaining Web 2.0 communications during civil emergencies
  • Augmenting WAMPAC with machine learning tools for early warning and mitigation of blackout events


International Journal of Internet of Things and Cyber-Assurance


  • Semantically enabling IoT trust to ensure and secure deployment of IoT entities
  • Main factors and good practices for managing BYOD and IoT risks in a K-12 environment
  • Internet of things: a survey of challenges and issues
  • Towards trusted mobile payment services: a security analysis on Apple Pay
  • A study of security and privacy issues associated with the Amazon Echo


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Inderscience regularly publishes calls for papers for special issues of its journals; here are some of the latest calls whose submission deadlines are coming up in the next few months, arranged by submission date within each topic section:




Call for Papers Journal Titles Deadlines
Computing, Mathematics and Communications
Computational Intelligent Systems and Soft ComputingInternational Journal of Autonomic Computing10-May
Machine Learning in Multi Modality Recognition SystemInternational Journal of Intelligent Systems Design and Computing20-May
Data Centre Networking and Cloud ComputingInternational Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms21-May
Multimedia Information Security Solutions on Social NetworksInternational Journal of Information and Computer Security31-May
Intelligent Systems for Cyber Security: Current Trends, Applications and New ChallengesInternational Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies1-Jul
Economics and Finance
New Realities for Emerging MarketsInternational Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies30-Jun
Decision Support Approaches in Finance and InsuranceInternational Journal of Financial Engineering and Risk Management31-Jul
Education, Knowledge and Learning
Advances in Engineering EducationInternational Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability30-Jun
Management and Business
Financial Resources for SMEs: From Bank Loans to Venture Capitalist Support. The Old and the New Ways to Raise Capital for Smaller FirmsInternational Journal of Globalisation and Small Business31-May
Next Generation of Research in the Field of Intermodal TransportationWorld Review of Intermodal Transportation Research30-Jun
Emerging Economies and Globalisation of National Borders: a Knowledge Management Perspective of International Human Resource ManagementEuropean Journal of International Management31-Jul
Science, Engineering and Technology
Technological Innovation for Sustainable Development under Globalisation: Complementary Policy, Business and Financing ModelsWorld Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development30-Jun
Advances in Materials FormingInternational Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation30-Jun
Developments in Additive ManufacturingInternational Journal of Materials and Product Technology31-Jul


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In Memoriam - Professor Calestous Juma (1953-2017)


Calestous Juma FRS Hon FREng, Professor of the Practice of International Development and Faculty Chair of the Innovation for Economic Development Executive Program at Harvard Kennedy School, passed away at the age of 64 on 15th December 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. He played a critical and pioneering role in facilitating the application of science and technology to worldwide sustainable development. He was cited as one of the most influential hundred Africans in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the magazine "New African".


Juma had a long history with Inderscience Publishers, having several roles including Editorships of the International Journal of Technology and Globalisation and the International Journal of Biotechnology, and roles as Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member for several other Inderscience journals.


Kenyan-born Juma was well known as the founder of the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) in Nairobi, which he established in 1988. He was also permanent Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). He began his ultimately highly distinguished career as Africa's first science and environment journalist at Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper. He would receive his MSc in Science, Technology and Industrialization and a DPhil in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Sussex.


Abstracting and Indexing


Inderscience Publishers are pleased to announce that the International Journal of Embedded Systems has been accepted by and added to Clarivate Analytics' (formerly Thomson Reuters) Emerging Sources Citations Index. The journal is now included in the ESCI journals list.


Furthermore, the following journals have been accepted by and listed in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers:

European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management

International Journal of Automotive Composites

International Journal of Gender Studies in Developing Societies

International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation

International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics


We are also happy to report that the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing has been accepted by and added to the Chartered Association of Business Schools' Academic Journal Guide.


International Journal of Modelling in Operations Management announces Best Reviewer Award


Prof. Keng-Boon Ooi, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Modelling in Operations Management, is proud to announce that Dr. Krishna Moorthy Manicka Nadar of Universiti Tunku Abul Rahman in Malaysia has won the Best Reviewer Award for 2017. Krishna Moorthy Manicka Nadar has contributed greatly to ensuring the high standard of research published in the journal.


Editorial Appointments


New editors have been appointed as follows:


Associate Prof. Sivaram Vemuri to the International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research.

Dr. Stuart Farquhar to the International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics.

Prof. Madjid Tavana to the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems.

Assistant Prof. Abdalmuttaleb Al-Sartawi to the International Journal of Electronic Banking.

Dr. A.S. Krishnan to the International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy.

Associate Prof. Raylin Tso to the International Journal of Information and Computer Security.

Associate Prof. Matteo Gaeta to the International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence.

Associate Prof. Marc Lim to the International Journal of Quality and Innovation.

Associate Prof. Alfredo Vaccaro to the International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology.

Dr. Huaqing Wang to the International Journal of Services, Economics and Management.

Dr. Devrim Göktepe-Hulten to the International Journal of Technology and Globalisation.



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Energy and Environment
Healthcare and Biosciences
Management and Business
Risk, Safety and Emergency Management
Science, Engineering and Technology

The following articles were selected for their wider appeal to a more general audience and most have been featured on Inderscience's social media and elsewhere:


Computing, Mathematics and Communications
EmotionPrism: a design tool that communicates 25 pleasurable human-product interactions
Twitting bad rumours - the grexit case: forthcoming article
Energy and Environment
The role of environmental responsibility in tourism
Healthcare and Biosciences
Is smartphone creating a better life? Exploring the relationships of the smartphone practices, social capital and psychological well-being among college students
To sit or to stand, that is the question: examining the effects of work posture change on the well-being at work of software professionals
Management and Business
Find the perfect match: the interplay among Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn on crowdfunding success
The role of mindfulness in strategic creativity: an empirical investigation

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