2011 Journal news

The International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development has shuffled its editorial team following its launch in 2010 and successful production of its first two volumes. Kostas Metaxiotis from the University of Pireaus Department of Informatics takes over duties as the Editor-in-Chief. His predecessor, Tan Yigitcanlar from Queensland University of Technology, moves to be an Associate Editor, along with Francisco Javier Carrillo (Monterrey Technical University) and Kostas Ergazakis (National Technical University of Athens). We are very grateful to Dr. Yigitcanlar for developing and establishing the journal and we look forward to its continued development under the auspices of Dr. Metaxiotis.

Professor Andy Koronios, Head of the School of Computer & Information Science, Division of Information Technology Engineering & Environment at the University of South Australia has been appointed to take over the editorship of the International Journal of Information Quality. The journal’s founding editor, Dr. Latif Al-Hakim from the University of Southern Queensland, has moved to the position of Advisory Editor. We thank Dr. Al-Hakim for his efforts in establishing the title and wish Professor Koronios every success with the journal’s further development.

Professor Byung Rae Cho of Clemson University and founding editor of the International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation, has decided to pass the baton on to Professor Paul Goethals of the United States Military Academy Department of Mathematical Sciences at West Point. Professor Cho remains on the Board and will concentrate most of his efforts on the editorship of the other journal he founded, the International Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology. He is also the caretaker editor for the International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage. We thank Professor Cho for all his efforts in successfully launching the journal and welcome Professor Goethals, wishing him every success with the journal's further development.

Papers from the first two issues of the International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics have been selected by Essential Science Indicators (ESI) of Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI) Web of Knowledge as "Highly Cited Papers".

The papers involved are:

An empirical model of the bulk shipping market, by Y.H. Venus Lun and Mohammed A. Quaddus (vol. 1(1), 37-54, DOI: 10.1504/IJSTL.2009.021975)

Fleet mix in container shipping operations by Y.H. Venus Lun and Michael Browne (Vol.1(2), 103-118, DOI: 10.1504/IJSTL.2009.024491)

It has been announced that the International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management will increase the frequency of its issues to 8 per annum. The increase will take effect from 2013.

A new Editorial Team has been appointed to develop the International Journal of Applied Nonlinear Science. Professor Franklin Mendivil, http://math.acadiau.ca/mendivil/, from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Acadia University in Canada will initially take on the role of Editor-in-Chief, with the assistance of Dr. Davide La Torre, http://www.economia.unimi.it/index.php/La-Torre-Davide/119/0/?&L=1, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Milan in Italy. Dr. La Torre will take the role of Editor. We wish both of them every success with the journal.

Professor Atulya K. Nagar, Professor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences and Head of the Department of Computer Science at Liverpool Hope University in the UK has undertaken to continue the development of the International Journal Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing. He takes over from Professor Amit Konar of Jadavpur University, India, who proposed and established the title. We are very grateful to Professor Konar for his work on and dedication to the journal. Professor Konar will continue to be involved with the journal as Associate Editor.

Inderscience is proud to announce that the following titles have received Thomson Reuters impact factors for the first time:

European Journal of International Management 0.220

International Journal of Mobile Communications 0.940

International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics 1.000

International Journal of Web and Grid Services 0.978

Free sample issues of all these titles are available from the journal home pages or from http://www.inderscience.com/samples.php

We thank our Editors and their Boards, and all authors, referees and readers for their contribution to attaining this status and we will continue to support the various communities involved by publishing high-quality research papers in these areas

Inderscience is please to welcome 6 new Editors to its journals:

Professor Walter Leal Filho from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences resumes editorship of the journal he founded, the International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, following a spell away. We are very grateful for Professor Dash Wu for holding the fort in the meantime. Professor Leal also takes over the International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development.

Dr. Xingquan Wang from the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Institute of Information Science has undertaken the editorial duties at the International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management. Founding Editor, Professor Emeritus André Maïsseu, moves to Honorary Editor.

Dr. Angela Adrian of the Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice moves from co-editing the International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry to become editor of the International Journal of Intellectual Property Management.

Professor George A. Tsihrintzis from the Department of Informatics at the University of Piraeus has taken over the reins at the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies.

These appointments have already taken effect. A couple that will happen in January 2012 are regarding the International Journal of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation, where Professor Paul L. Goethals of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point takes over, and at the International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage where the new editor will be Professor Jami V. Kovach at the University of Houston's Department of Information and Logistics Technology.

Professor Zhihua Cui, from the Taiyuan University of Science and Technology's Complex System and Computational Intelligence Laboratory in China, has agreed to take over the editorship of the International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing. Professor Cui has already been responsible for the successful development and launch of the International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation, which is now into its third volume, and will build on this experience to enhance the development of IJWMC.

When it was published recently, the paper, The risks and opportunities in starting a carbon trading firm within the carbon marketplace, (IJ Sustainable Development, 14(1/2), 2011, 141-153) became paper number 40,000 in the Inderscience Online Collection. The Collection is fully searchable and represents a significant body of research covering the past 30 years. Given the expansion of our journal collection (323 titles to date, with more to come), the Collection will continue to grow apace. Details of prices for the full Collection or subsets of it may be obtained by contacting subs@inderscience.com.

Prof. Dr. André Maïsseu, founder of the Inderscience Nuclear Collection (www.inderscience.com/nuclear), is retiring as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Nuclear Energy Science and Technology and International Journal of Nuclear Desalination. He will remain on the Boards of both journals, as Honorary Editor. The new Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Nuclear Energy Science and Technology is Dr. Arturo Delfín Loya, who is currently Research Leader at the National Institute of Nuclear Research Department of Nuclear Systems in Mexico City. Professor Juan Martínez Sánchez takes over at the International Journal of Nuclear Desalination. Professor Martínez Sánchez is deputy director of the Escola Universitaria d’Enginyeria Tècnica Industrial de Barcelona, EUETIB (UPC), responsible for relations with companies and institutions, and Professor of Business Administration and Management of Technology at the same centre.

The Editors of the SCI-indexed European Journal of Industrial Engineering have announced their intention to increase the frequency of issue published from 4 to 6, starting in 2012.

Following five years of founding and developing the International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, Professor Robin Qiu of The Pennsylvania State University has decided to step down as Editor-in-Chief. He will maintain a role as Advisory Editor to ensure the smooth transition to the new Editor-in-Chief, Professor Young-Jun Son of the University of Arizona's Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering. Professor Son was previously on the Board of the journal. We welcome his step up to edit the title and wish him every success. We also express deep gratitude to Professor Qiu for his immense work in taking the journal through its first 5 volumes in an efficient and timely manner and establishing such a base on which the journal can build.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kong Fah Tee, Senior Lecturer in Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Greenwich in the UK has agreed to take over the development of the International Journal of Forensic Engineering. Pressure of work and other commitments meant that the founding editor of the journal was unable to take it to publication, and we are therefore delighted that Dr. Tee has undertaken to do so.