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A new journal title has been published and uploaded to our online database since the previous Highlights. Here are its contents; to find the free full text of the articles of this inaugural issue, please click on the links provided:

International Journal of Big Data Management
International Journal of Big Data Management

  • A review on ethical concerns in big data management
  • Adaptation of cryptocurrencies in listed companies: empirical findings of a CFO survey in the German capital market
  • The use of data-driven technologies for customer-centric marketing
  • How integrated are cryptocurrencies
  • Missing data imputation by the aid of features similarities

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International Journal of Student Project Reporting in Engineering and Computing Science

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International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management and International Journal of Global Energy Issues to publish special issues with Sustaining Tomorrow 2020/2021

The International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management will publish a special issue on "Mitigating Climate Change", based on a selection of expanded papers presented at the combined event for the Sustaining Tomorrow 2020 Symposium and Industry Summit (which was sadly cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic) and Mitigating Climate Change 2021 Symposium and Industry Summit, which is still set to go ahead at the University of Windsor, Canada, on 24-25 June, 2021. In tandem with this, the International Journal of Global Energy Issues will publish a special issue on "Sustaining Tomorrow Globally", based on a selection of expanded papers that were to be presented at the Sustaining Tomorrow 2020 Symposium and Industry Summit.

International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology invites special issue proposals

The Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology has released a call for special issue proposals for the journal. Details are available here.

International Journal of Comparative Management announces 2019 awards

The International Journal of Comparative Management is pleased to announce the following awards for 2019:

  • Highly Commended Paper Award: Dr. Geeta Duppati (University of Waikato, New Zealand), Prof. Narendar V. Rao (Northeastern Illinois University, USA), Prof. Frank Scrimgeour (University of Waikato, New Zealand) and Dr. Neha Matlani (University of Delhi, India), for the following paper: Gender diversity reporting, performance, and exogenous shocks: Evidence from New Zealand. International Journal of Comparative Management 2019 2(3/4), 203-228
  • Outstanding Reviewers: Prof. Vincenzo Pisano (University of Catania, Italy); Dr. Godfred Amewu (Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Ghana); Dr. Boonlert Jitmaneeroj (University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand); Miss Sayoni Santra (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India)
Editorial appointments

New editors have been appointed as follows:

Prof. M. Ángeles López-Cabarcos to the International Journal of Governance and Financial Intermediation.

Associate Prof. Fabio Cassia to the International Journal of Management Development.

Prof. Ali Sher to the International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering.

Prof. Giuseppe Mastruzzo the International Journal of Public Law and Policy.

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The following sample and open access articles have been made available since the previous edition of Highlights. All of the articles can be accessed for free.
Free Sample Issues
Computing, Mathematics and Communications
Int. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering
Int. J. of Applied Cryptography
Int. J. of Big Data Intelligence
Int. J. of High Performance Systems Architecture
Int. J. of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies
Int. J. of Security and Networks
Int. J. of Simulation and Process Modelling
Int. J. of Swarm Intelligence
Int. J. of Web Engineering and Technology
Economics and Finance
Int. J. of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation
Int. J. of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies
Int. J. of Managerial and Financial Accounting
Int. J. of Sustainable Economy
Education, Knowledge and Learning
Int. J. of Innovation in Education
Int. J. of Learning Technology
Int. J. of Quantitative Research in Education
Energy and Environment
Int. J. of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology
Int. J. of Renewable Energy Technology
Int. J. of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics
Healthcare and Biosciences
Int. J. of Behavioural and Healthcare Research
Int. J. of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Management and Business
Int. J. of Advanced Operations Management
Int. J. of Business and Emerging Markets
Int. J. of Business and Globalisation
Int. J. of Business Environment
Int. J. of Comparative Management
Int. J. of Corporate Governance
Int. J. of Electronic Marketing and Retailing
Int. J. of Integrated Supply Management
Int. J. of Markets and Business Systems
Int. J. of Multinational Corporation Strategy
Int. J. of Product Development
Int. J. of Risk Assessment and Management
Int. J. of Services, Economics and Management
Int. J. of Services Sciences
Int. J. of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage
Int. J. of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation
Int. J. of Technology Management
Science, Engineering and Technology
Int. J. of Aerodynamics
Int. J. of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering
Int. J. of Materials and Structural Integrity
Int. J. of Nano and Biomaterials
Int. J. of Sustainable Materials and Structural Systems
Int. J. of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems
Society and Leisure
Int. J. of Arts and Technology
Int. J. of Electronic Governance
Int. J. of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies
Int. J. of Knowledge-Based Development
Int. J. of Society Systems Science
Int. J. of Tourism Policy
World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research
Open Access Articles
Evaluating the effects of Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao bridge on international air travel: demand analysis of the air-bridge-air path
European J. of Int. Management
Factors affecting SMEs' strategic decisions to approach international markets
European J. of Int. Management
Integral approach to assessing the criticality of railway infrastructure elements
Int. J. of Critical Infrastructures
Psychological capital, task autonomy and innovative work behaviour among public organisation employees
Int. J. of Work Organisation and Emotion
The dynamics of entry mode choice in challenging business environments: an exploratory study of medium sized exporters' entry into Africa
Int. J. of Export Marketing
Sustainable engineering master module – insights from three cohorts of European engineering team
Int. J. of Sustainable Manufacturing
Transforming brand core values into perceived quality: a Volvo case study
Int. J. of Product Development

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The following articles were selected for their wider appeal to a more general audience, and some have been featured in the scientific and business press as well as the international media:
Computing, Mathematics and Communications
A multilayer graph model of the internet topology
A note on cloud computing security
A novel approach of cursive signature generation for personal identity
Arabian horse identification based on whale optimised multi-class support vector machine
International efforts for children online safety: a survey
New chaotic cryptosystem for the image encryption
Plaintext checkable encryption with check delegation revisited
Security in the internet of things: botnet detection in software-defined networks by deep learning techniques
Traffic modelling of an integrated 5G/Wi-Fi network with generally distributed user-dwell times
Economics and Finance
Why 'spicy measures' fail to cool down Hong Kong's housing market?
Education, Knowledge and Learning
Exploring a blended mobile learning environment to develop students' scientific inquiry skills in science museums
Older adults as the internet users: age and gender approach
Role of technology in science classrooms: an exploratory study of Pakistan
Energy and Environment
Characterisation of humic acids in fen peat
How to benefit from the food waste in the era of global warming?
Measurement and modelling of the solubility of dodecylcyclohexane in supercritical carbon dioxide
Organisms live at far-from-equilibrium with their surroundings while maintaining homeostasis, importing exergy and exporting entropy
Healthcare and Biosciences
Creation of composites of bacterial cellulose and silver nanoparticles: evaluation of antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity
Correlation among hydrophobic aromatic and aliphatic residues in the six enzyme classes
Face spoof detection using feature map superposition and CNN
Internet advertising of offensive products: the effects of cartoons on adult consumer attitudes
Modelling and simulation analysis of porous polymeric scaffold for the replacement of Bruch's membrane as a therapy for age-related macular degeneration
Neuroticism and quality of life: the mediating role of internet addiction
Parental alcohol use and children's mental health: the case of Turkey
Stability and numerical study of theoretical model of Zika virus transmission
Targeted delivery of doxorubicin-loaded cockle shell-derived CaCO3 aragonite nanoparticles on dogs with solid tumours
The two faces of R&D investments: push and pull factors
Management and Business
Ambidexterity in the supply chain: studying the apparel industry
Artpreneurs' lessons to traditional business
Coronavirus (COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2) and supply chain resilience: a research note
How companies respond to growing research costs: cost control or value creation?
Performability evaluation of transport modes for cloud-based inbound logistics: a study based on coffee industry
Social ties, foreign market attractiveness and trust
Tactics of handling interpersonal conflict through emotional intelligence
The forefront of mobile shopping: an emerging economy's perspective
The shape of female board representation
Unlearning: a systematic literature review
Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), innovator and entrepreneur: an experiential report of Van Gogh guides in Nuenen
Will direct comparative advertising works for a leading brand? A study of the honey market
Risk, Safety and Emergency Management
Blood supply chain risks in disasters – a fault tree analysis approach
Deep characteristics analysis on travel time of emergency traffic
Real-time disease detection and analysis system using social media contents
Simulations of COVID-19 spread by spatial agent-based model and ordinary differential equations
Science, Engineering and Technology
Extended nucleic acid memory as the future of data storage technology
Home automation system using Raspberry Pi Zero W
Human or machine driving? Comparing autonomous with traditional vehicles value curves and motives to use a car
Local and global features fusion to estimate expression invariant human age
Recent advances in chemical functionalisation of graphene and sensing applications
Refining channel and power allocation for green device-to-device communications
Society and Leisure
Auditable blockchain voting system – the blockchain technology toward the electronic voting process
To beat or not to beat: uncovering the world social battles with Wikipedia
Use of social networking applications by immigrant children, adolescents, and young adults to maintain contact with those who remained in the country of origin: usage characteristics and habits

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