2019 Journal news

Dr. Flora Amato from the University of Naples Federico II in Italy has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing.

The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies (IJMBS) has been featured in International Organization for Migration's (IOM) World Migration Report 2020. This flagship comprehensive report provides the latest information on migration and an analysis of emerging migration issues. IJMBS was selected as one of the eight peer-reviewed migration-related journals presented in the chapter dedicated to Migration Research and Analysis, which includes an overview of scholarly articles published by the journals selected in 2017 and 2018. Editors were asked to provide an overview of their journals' key contributions for this two-year period. According to IOM, "this exercise allowed for deeper insights into journal contributions, highlighting their similarities as well as different interests and areas of focus, including thematically and geographically" (p. 135).

Prof. Yu Xiong from Northumbria University in the UK has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management.

Associate Prof. James Ma from the University of Colorado in the USA has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Electronic Healthcare.

Prof. Constantin Zopounidis, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making, has recently been appointed as Honorary Doctor at the University of Western Macedonia's School of Economics. Further details are available here.

The International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance has announced that it will be increasing issues from two to four from 2020 onwards.

Associate Prof. Pietro Amenta from the University of Sannio in Italy has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Multivariate Data Analysis.

Prof. Hermenegildo Gil Gómez from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in Spain has been appointed as the new Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship. He will be joined by a new Executive Editor, Prof. Domingo Enrique Ribeiro-Soriano of Universitat de València.

Prof. Jair Minoro Abe from Paulista University in Brazil has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems.

Prof. Abul Quasem Al-Amin from Universiti Tenaga Nasional in Malaysia has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation.

The editorial team of the International Journal of Powertrains has launched the biennial International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Powertrains (ICAVP). The conference's first edition (ICAVP2017) was hosted in 2017 by the Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, one of most beautiful cities In China. The second edition, ICAVP 2019, took place in August at the Hefei University of Technology, Heifei, China. In Hefei there are two cutting-edge areas of research: quantum communication for better future wireless communication, and nuclear fusion for electricity and clean energy. Both technologies will be critically beneficial for future zero-emission connected and autonomous vehicles.

ICAVP 2021 is planned to be held in at Beihang University, Beijing, China. The conference welcomes submissions from both academia and industry on solutions to both the latest and future challenges in the development of, but not limited to, advanced vehicle powertrains, new energy vehicular technology, and vehicular motive powers. More details will follow.

The International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics has announced that it will be increasing issues from four to six from 2020 onwards.

The International Journal of Power Electronics has announced that it will be increasing issues from four to eight from 2020 onwards.

The International Journal of Management Practice has announced that it will be increasing issues from four to six from 2020 onwards.

The International Journal of Management in Education has announced that it will be increasing issues from four to six from 2020 onwards.

The International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy has announced that it will be increasing issues from four to six from 2020 onwards.

The International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology has announced that it will be increasing issues from six to eight from 2020 onwards.

The Global Business and Economics Review has announced that it will be increasing issues from six to eight from 2020 onwards.

The Journal of Design Research has announced that it will be increasing issues from four to six from 2020 onwards.

The International Journal of Embedded Systems has announced that it will be increasing issues from six to eight from 2020 onwards.

The International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management has announced that it will be increasing issues from four to six from 2020 onwards.

The International Journal of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations has announced that it will be increasing issues from four to six from 2020 onwards.

The International Journal of Computing Science and Mathematics has announced that it will be increasing issues from six to eight from 2020 onwards.

The International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design has announced that it will be increasing issues from four to six from 2020 onwards.

The International Journal of Business and Globalisation has announced that it will be increasing issues from eight to twelve from 2020 onwards.

The International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions has announced that it will be increasing issues from four to six from 2020 onwards.

Newly published title: International Journal of Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies

Prof. Miadreza Shafiekhah from University of Vaasa in Finland has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology.

Newly published title: International Journal of Healthcare Policy

Prof. Prof. Hamid Reza Karimi from Politecnico di Milano in Italy has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Aerospace System Science and Engineering.

Newly published title: International Journal of Nuclear Safety and Security

Dr. Dinesh Kumar from Danfoss Drives A/S in Denmark has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Power Electronics.

We are pleased to announce that the International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms is becoming an Open Access-only journal.

All accepted articles submitted from May 2019 onwards will be Open Access, and will require a fee payment of US $1600.

Newly published title: International Journal of Hybrid Intelligence

Prof. ZhengMing Sun from Southeast University in China has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties.

Newly announced title: Int. J. of Knowledge Science and Engineering

Newly published title: International Journal of Agriculture Innovation, Technology and Globalisation

Prof. Charles Xiaoxue Wang from Florida Gulf Coast University in the USA has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Virtual Technology and Multimedia.

Prof. Saeid Eslamian, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology, is pleased to announce the winners of the following Best Reviewer Awards:

2018
Prof. Bachir Achour
University of Biskra
Research Laboratory in Subterranean and Surface Hydraulics (LARHYSS)
Hydraulic and Civil Engineering Department
Algeria

2011-2017
Assistant Prof. Mohammad Javad Zareian
Ministry of Energy
Department of Water Resources Research
Tehran

Prof. Davide La Torre from the University of Dubai in the UAE has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Applied Nonlinear Science. The previous Editor in Chief, Prof. Franklin Mendivil, will remain with the journal as Editor.

The International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation has established an annual award for the best paper published in each respective year.

The best paper has been selected using a new formula for the 2018 competition, with the aim of increasing the involvement of the editorial board members in the procedure. An online voting system was set up, allowing each board member to express his/her vote for one paper published by IJMRI in 2018. Associate Editors and the Editor in Chief were allowed to express two and three votes respectively (or multiple votes for the same paper). The best paper was then awarded by the Editor in Chief according to the results of this online voting system. In order to avoid bias, each paper was labelled with the following alphanumeric string: 3_N_ppp, where "3" represents the volume, "N" the issue and "ppp" the page number of the first page of the paper.

For 2018, twenty papers were eligible for competing, and 32 votes (including the multiple choices of Associate Editors and the Editor in Chief) were received. The first three places were as follows:

The editors and board congratulate the authors for their significant contributions to state-of-the-art research on masonry. They should be very proud of their achievements in a very competitive pool.

The 1st place winners will receive an online subscription to IJMRI's 2018 volume and a certificate.

A sample issue collecting the papers ranked in the top three plus the following papers selected by the Editor (based also on the final ranking) is now available for the readers free of charge:

This sample issue showcases the range and quality of the content provided by the International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation.

Dr. Ehsan Noroozinejad from the Graduate University of Advanced Technology in Iran has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Earthquake and Impact Engineering.

Prof. Xiao-Zhi Gao from the University of Eastern Finland has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology.

Dr. Riad Shams, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Big Data Management, has released a call for special issue proposals for the journal. Details are available here.

Newly published title: International Journal of Business and Data Analytics

Dr. Dharma P. Agrawal from the University of Cincinnati in the USA has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking. Prof. B.B. Gupta of the National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India, will be working alongside Dr. Agrawal in the role of Editor.

Associate Prof. John Dong from University of Groningen in the Netherlands has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Intercultural Information Management.

Prof. Alexander Kryanev from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in Russia has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology.

Newly announced title: International Journal of Emerging Computing for Sustainable Agriculture

Prof. Djamel Eddine Laouisset from the Northeastern Institute of Technology in Algeria has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Healthcare Policy.

Newly published title: International Journal of Spatio-Temporal Data Science

Prof. Yue Guo from King's College London in the UK has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Information Systems and Management. The journal's previous Editor in Chief, Prof. Eldon Li, will remain with the journal as Honorary Editor in Chief.

Prof. Yanxiong Liu, one of the Editorial Board Members of the International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering, is the second person-in-charge of the project "The Technology and Equipment of Combined Fine Blanking Process For High Precision and High strength Mid-Thick Plate Structural Components", which recently won Second Prize in the 2018 National Technological Invention Award.

The series of innovative achievements of the project has promoted the transformation and upgrading of mid-thick plates from blank production to precision manufacturing, thus greatly increasing the precision performance and production efficiency of mid-thick plate structural components, improving the working environment of workers, and achieving high-quality, highly efficient and green manufacturing.

More details are available here.

The International Journal of Comparative Management's Editor in Chief, Prof. K.S. Reddy, after consulting his senior editorial board members, is pleased to announce the following awards for 2017-2018:

  • Best Paper Award: Dr. Saif-ud-Din (King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia), Prof. Vishwanath V. Baba (McMaster University, Canada) and Prof. Louise Tourigny (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA) for the following paper: Emotional exhaustion and its consequences: a comparative study of nurses in India and China. International Journal of Comparative Management 2018, 1(1), 65-90
  • Highly Commended Paper Award: Prof. Thierry Warin (HEC Montréal, Canada) and William Sanger (Polytechnique Montréal, Canada) for the following paper: Connectivity and closeness among international financial institutions: a network theory perspective. International Journal of Comparative Management 2018, 1(3), 225-254
  • Outstanding Reviewers for 2017-2018: Prof. Virginia Bodolica (American University of Sharjah, UAE); Assoc. Prof. Sarah Philipson (University of Gävle, Sweden); Prof. Mario Henrique Ogasavara (ESPM: Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing, Brazil); Prof. Tanuja Agarwala (University of Delhi, India); Dr. Jones Odei Mensah (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa); Dr. Imlak Shaikh (Management Development Institute Gurgaon, India)

Associate Prof. Li (Juliet) Hui from Tianjin University of Technology in China has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management.

Associate Prof. David Schein from the University of St. Thomas in the USA has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Cultural Management.

Prof. Tao Wu from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine in China has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications.

Associate Prof. Joseph Amankwah-Amoah from the University of Kent in the UK has been appointed to take on a rotating editorship of the International Journal of Multinational Corporation Strategy, and will be Editor in Chief of the journal for the duration of 2019.

Prof. Francisco Javier Carrillo from the World Capital Institute in Mexico has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development.