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 Prof. John D. Kechagias
 Editor in Chief, International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation (IJEDPO)
 Experimental design methodology aims to provide researchers with the statistical tools to analyse and understand engineering and cross-disciplinary problems, predominantly in quality or process optimisation issues. In brief, the primary concern of a researcher who wishes to optimise a process is decisions made on matters such as the studied experimental area by defining the variable parameters (inputs) and their values. This procedure is unique; not a routine, especially when the cost, time and environmental impact of the processes are significant aspects... More
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Improved impact factors for Inderscience journals

Inderscience's Editorial Office is pleased to report that the following journals have improved the impact factor allocated to them by Clarivate' Science Citation Index Expanded:

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing
International Journal of Environment and Pollution
International Journal of Exergy
International Journal of Materials and Product Technology
International Journal of Vehicle Design

Open access-only journals

The Editorial Office is pleased to announce that the following titles are now open access-only journals.

International Journal of Economics and Business Research
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development

All accepted articles submitted to the journals will now be open access and will require an article processing charge of US $1500.


Editorial appointments

New editors have been appointed as follows:

Associate Prof. Weizhi Meng to the International Journal of Applied Cryptography.

Prof. Yin Wang to the International Journal of Applied Pattern Recognition.

Prof. Gai-Ge Wang to the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing.

Prof. Marina L. Gavrilova to the International Journal of the Digital Human.

Prof. John Kechagias to the International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation.

Prof. Mingcong Deng to the International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation.

Prof. Barbara Klein to the International Journal of Information Quality.

Prof. Shingo Yamaguchi to the International Journal of Internet of Things and Cyber-Assurance.

Prof. Antonio Formisano to the International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation.

Prof. Sheng-feng Qin to the International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing.

Prof. Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto to the International Journal of Ultra Wideband Communications and Systems.

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The following sample issues have been made available since the previous edition of Highlights. All of their articles can be accessed for free.
Computing, Mathematics and Communications
Int. J. of Applied Pattern Recognition
Int. J. of Big Data Management
Int. J. of Computational Intelligence Studies
Int. J. of Computing Science and Mathematics
Int. J. of Data Mining, Modelling and Management
Int. J. of High Performance Systems Architecture
Int. J. of Intelligent Engineering Informatics
Int. J. of Internet Protocol Technology
Int. J. of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems
Int. J. of Security and Networks
Int. J. of Web Based Communities
Int. J. of Wireless and Mobile Computing
Economics and Finance
Afro-Asian J. of Finance and Accounting
Int. J. of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation
Int. J. of Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies
Education, Knowledge and Learning
Int. J. of Higher Education and Sustainability
Int. J. of Learning Technology
Int. J. of Teaching and Case Studies
Energy and Environment
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review
Int. J. of Sustainable Society
Healthcare and Biosciences
Int. J. of Behavioural and Healthcare Research
Int. J. of Healthcare Technology and Management
Management and Business
Int. J. of Advanced Operations Management
Int. J. of Business Governance and Ethics
Int. J. of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling
Int. J. of Enterprise Network Management
Int. J. of Entrepreneurial Venturing
Int. J. of Globalisation and Small Business
Int. J. of Information and Decision Sciences
Int. J. of Product Lifecycle Management
Int. J. of Services Operations and Informatics
Int. J. of Services, Economics and Management
Int. J. of Services Technology and Management
Int. J. of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation
Int. J. of Work Organisation and Emotion
World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research
Risk, Safety and Emergency Management
Int. J. of Earthquake and Impact Engineering
Science, Engineering and Technology
Int. J. of Automotive Technology and Management
Int. J. of Bioinformatics Research and Applications
Int. J. of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations
Int. J. of Embedded Systems
Int. J. of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation
Int. J. of Heavy Vehicle Systems
Int. J. of Hydromechatronics
Int. J. of Instrumentation Technology
Int. J. of Machining and Machinability of Materials
Int. J. of Materials Engineering Innovation
Int. J. of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems
Int. J. of Microstructure and Materials Properties
Int. J. of Modelling, Identification and Control
Int. J. of Nanotechnology
Int. J. of Powertrains
Int. J. of Surface Science and Engineering
Int. J. of System of Systems Engineering
Int. J. of Technology, Policy and Management
Int. J. of Theoretical and Applied Multiscale Mechanics
Int. J. of Ultra Wideband Communications and Systems
Int. J. of Value Chain Management
Society and Leisure
Int. J. of Arts and Technology
Int. J. of Electronic Governance
Int. J. of Public Policy

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The following open access articles have been made available for free since the previous newsletter.
Computing, Mathematics and Communications
A novel JAYA algorithm for optic disc localisation in eye fundus images
Int. J. of Computational Vision and Robotics
Computational offloading framework using caching and cloud service selection in mobile cloud computing
Int. J. of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms
How do cities use their communication channels? A study of social media adoption in two European federal states
Electronic Government, an Int. J.
Education, Knowledge and Learning
Enhancing student's learning through trading simulation: a vehicle for experiential learning: an action research
Int. J. of Business and Globalisation
Limits of the concepts of organisational learning and learning organisation for government-owned international development agencies
Int. J. of Public Sector Performance Management
Study on university research performance based on systems theory: systematic literature review
Int. J. of Productivity and Quality Management
Management and Business
An analysis of the business strategy, performance measures and organisational performance of Spanish firms during the financial crisis (2008-2010)
Int. J. of Applied Management Science
Culture's consequences for purchasing: comparing purchasing job ad requirements from different European countries with cultural models
Int. J. of Procurement Management
Desperately seeking industrial digital strategy: a dynamic capability approach
Int. J. of Information Systems and Change Management
Entrepreneurship bridging ethnic divides
Int. J. of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Global Halal business: a sectoral analysis
Int. J. of Business and Globalisation
Influence of YouTube commercial communication on organic eWOM, purchase intent and purchase associations among young consumers
Int. J. of Web Based Communities
Purchasing and supply management skills and personality traits across roles: a job advertisements perspective
Int. J. of Procurement Management
Smart services' quality scale
Int. J. of Productivity and Quality Management
Stakeholder legitimacy and efficiency: the case of innovation at the Port of Tema, Ghana
Int. J. of Business and Globalisation
The impact of global sourcing in new product development processes
European J. of Int. Management
Time series forecasting of domestic shipping market: comparison of SARIMAX, ANN-based models and SARIMAX-ANN hybrid model
Int. J. of Shipping and Transport Logistics
WOM credibility and eWOM credibility and their consequences for engagement
Int. J. of Business Environment
Risk, Safety and Emergency Management
Institutional and emergent improvisation in response to disasters in Slovenia
Int. J. of Emergency Management
Unintentional non-compliance or sheer ignorance of aircraft safety regulations: a critical analysis of a safety occurrence in Australian general aviation
Int. J. of Reliability and Safety
Science, Engineering and Technology
Transmission optimisation technology based on edge-network
Int. J. of Web Science

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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
An efficient deep neural network model for music classification
A novel JAYA algorithm for optic disc localisation in eye fundus images
Application of machine learning algorithms for population forecasting
A unified workflow strategy for analysing large-scale TripAdvisor reviews with BOW model
Cell zooming-based fault identification and optimal routing using glow worm-satin bowerbird optimisation
Combating fake news in social networks through the active participation of users: the approach of EUNOMIA project
Cyberbullying detection: an ensemble learning approach
Deep learning-based distributed denial-of-service detection
Effects of corrections on COVID-19-related misinformation: cross-media empirical analyses in Japan
Extraction of drug-drug interaction information using a deep neural network
Machine learning combating DOS and DDOS attacks
Modelling the potential role of super spreaders on COVID-19 transmission dynamics
Privacy issues in Android applications: the cases of GPS navigators and fitness trackers
Profile matching of online users across multiple social networks: a text mining approach
Study of novel COVID-19 data using graph energy centrality: a soft computing approach
The impact of big data in predictive analytics towards technological development in cloud computing
Two-stage pricing strategy for personal cloud storage: free trial and the cloud security risk
Economics and Finance
Artificial intelligence and its adoption in financial services
Heterogeneity in the US gig economy with a focus on gender
The Fraud theories: Triangle, Diamond, Pentagon
The purchasing managers' index as a predictor of the economic situation during COVID-19 and its relevance for decision making
Education, Knowledge and Learning
Changes of assessment in remote learning: educators' perceptions and findings
Plagiarism detection of figure images in scientific publications
Wellbeing and work productivity of Indian educators during imposed online teaching in higher education institutions
Energy and Environment
Development of bacteriocins from dairy wastes
Eco-friendly extraction of Mosambi (Citrus limetta) essential oil from waste fruit peels and its potential use as a larvicidal, insecticidal and antimicrobial agent
Management of household hazardous waste: a review on global scenario
Methodologies used to assess the impacts of climate change in agricultural economics: a rapid review
Smart rain water harvesting techniques
Healthcare and Biosciences
Comprehending the roles of perceived usefulness and satisfaction in smoking cessation online health communities: a social capital perspective
Coronary artery disease classification from clinical heart disease
Dietary and eating behaviours during COVID-19 pandemic: with an emphasis on the impact of self-isolation and quarantine on body weight
Early prediction of diabetes mellitus using various artificial intelligence techniques: a technological review
Economical and psychosocial effects of COVID-19: evidence from the GCC economies
Effect of WhatsApp-based reminders on adherence to home exercise program
Study of the role of mindfulness intervention based on stress reduction in psychological distress and self-efficacy among the health industry staff during COVID-19 pandemic
Toward a sustainable social healthcare enterprise development model
Towards enhancing the health standards of elderly: role of ambient sensors and user perspective
Management and Business
Advertising in app: a neuroscientific approach
Assessing the determinants of customer happiness and customer loyalty in fast-food restaurant
A study of the tweets of successful investors in order to identify their personality
At the heart of things: the impact of life-partners on entrepreneurs' psychological capital
Changes in productivity and labour relations: artificial intelligence in the automotive sector in Portugal
Digital luxury retailing and the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study
Entrepreneurship bridging ethnic divides
Evaluating the effects of corporate social irresponsibility on brand hate and its behavioural outcomes
Examining the continuous usage intention and behaviours of music streaming subscribers
Food and beverage industry in a pandemic context
Impact of electronic word-of-mouth on brand relationship and purchase intention: the case of the smartphone industry
Online shopping during the Covid-19 crisis: the impact of anthropomorphic virtual agents on consumers
Organisational resources as facilitators and inhibitors of green performance: non-linearities, interactions and international differences
Pandemic threats: how SMEs can respond to the challenges from global crises
Story-telling in the digital space – a ploy to communicate with millennials
Technology startup ecosystem in India
Understanding workplace bullying: a conceptual review
Risk, Safety and Emergency Management
Modelling of aerosol trajectories in a mechanically-ventilated study room using computational fluid dynamics in light of the COVID-19 pandemic
Multilevel evidence on how policymakers may reduce avoidable deaths due to COVID-19: the case of Brazil
Prediction of COVID-19 spread in world using pandemic dataset with application of auto ARIMA and SIR models
The effects of natural disasters on human development in developing and developed countries
Science, Engineering and Technology
Experimental design in complex model formulation for lightning prediction
Society and Leisure
Music emotion recognition method based on multi feature fusion

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