18 January 2018

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development are now available here for free:
  • Do students view environmental sustainability as important in their job search? Differences and similarities across culture
  • Designing a sustainable recovery network for waste from electrical and electronic equipment using a genetic algorithm
  • Do climate changes lead to income inequality? Empirical study on the farming community in Malaysia
  • Bioindicators assessing water quality and environmental impacts of water treatment plant sludge
  • Perceived and measured climate variability and change in semi-arid environments in Tanzania: experiences from Iramba and Meatu Districts

Inderscience is media partner for Essential Management Skills 2018

Inderscience is a media partner for Essential Management Skills 2018 (18-20 April 2018, Coventry, UK).

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Special issue published: "New Technologies and Applications in Mobile Networks"

International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation 7(3/4) 2017
  • A novel optimal path selection strategy in MANET using energy awareness
  • Optimal fuzzy min-max neural network for medical data classification using group search optimiser algorithm
  • Provider mobility in content centric networks - issues and challenges
  • Power saving technique for controlled broadcast of query packet in MANETs
  • An effective mobile malware detection framework for android security
  • A survey on procedures dealing with mobile offloading schemes
  • My Smart BT: a Bluetooth-based android application for controlling IoT appliances using graphical analysis of sensor data
  • A novel sleep/wake protocol for target coverage based on trust evaluation for a clustered wireless sensor network
  • A dynamic key authentication protocol for RFID system
  • Research of a low-cost localised fault algorithm for wireless sensor networks
  • Performance analysis of received signal power-based Sybil detection in MANET using spline curve
  • Comparative performance analysis of different resource scheduler and characterising the impact of proportional fair under different TTI feedback delay in EUTRA network
  • Topology-aware overlay network in mobile IP environment

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology are now available here for free:
  • GA_RBF NN: a classification system for diabetes
  • Emotional eye movement analysis using electrooculography signal
  • The types of hybrid modalities in brain-computer interface systems: a review
  • A low-cost computerised electronic stethoscope with pre-diagnosis and easy transmission features
  • Modified complex diffusion based nonlinear filter for restoration and enhancement of magnetic resonance images
  • Automated segmentation of foveal avascular zone in digital colour retinal fundus images

Inderscience is media partner for Wheelsets: More for Less 2018

Inderscience is a media partner for Wheelsets: More for Less (20 March 2018, London, UK).

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17 January 2018

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Nanomanufacturing

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Nanomanufacturing are now available here for free:
  • Experimental study on shear thickening polishing method for curved surface
  • Etching and smooth processing of GaAs surface based on the confined etchant layer technique
  • Experimental study on the performance of capillary pump loop with different operation conditions
  • Modelling and application of particle distribution for atmospheric plasma excitation
  • The forming characteristic in the single-point incremental forming of a complex shape
  • Effect of the electric-field distribution on the morphology of dot-array gratings fabricated by AFM-based nanolithography
  • Dislocation dynamic simulation of dislocation pattern evolution in the early fatigue stages of aluminium single crystal
  • Measurement-based modelling of cutting forces in micro-milling of Inconel 718

Special issue on: "New Technologies and Applications in Mobile Networks"

International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation 7(3/4) 2017
  • A novel optimal path selection strategy in MANET using energy awareness
  • Optimal fuzzy min-max neural network for medical data classification using group search optimiser algorithm
  • Provider mobility in content centric networks - issues and challenges
  • Power saving technique for controlled broadcast of query packet in MANETs
  • An effective mobile malware detection framework for android security
  • A survey on procedures dealing with mobile offloading schemes
  • My Smart BT: a Bluetooth-based android application for controlling IoT appliances using graphical analysis of sensor data
  • A novel sleep/wake protocol for target coverage based on trust evaluation for a clustered wireless sensor network
  • A dynamic key authentication protocol for RFID system
  • Research of a low-cost localised fault algorithm for wireless sensor networks
  • Performance analysis of received signal power-based Sybil detection in MANET using spline curve
  • Comparative performance analysis of different resource scheduler and characterising the impact of proportional fair under different TTI feedback delay in EUTRA network
  • Topology-aware overlay network in mobile IP environment

Inderscience is media partner for Reliability of Systems and Equipment Operated in Harsh Environments 2018

Inderscience is a media partner for Reliability of Systems and Equipment Operated in Harsh Environments (6 March 2018, London, UK).

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Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation are now available here for free:
  • A proposal to develop a guided-inquiry mobile learning with a mastery learning mechanism for improving students' learning performance and attitudes in Physics
  • The influence of service quality in information system success model as an antecedent of mobile learning in education organisations: case study in Jordan
  • Potential of SoundCloud for mobile learning in music education: a pilot study
  • Summer training programs: a practical and collaborative approach in technical education through mobile education kit
  • The perceptions of using instant interaction applications for enhancing peer discussion in a flipped classroom

Research Picks Weekly – 17 Jan 2018

Patient patients
Successful treatment of patients in hospital emergency departments often depends on timeliness of the healthcare they receive. Often, congestion at busy or otherwise demanding times can compromise the work of doctors, nurses, and others involved in looking after emergency patients. Now, researchers from Ireland and the UK have examine the flow of patients through the emergency department of a large suburban acute general hospital in Ireland over the course of a year. They looked at the various factors that influence overcrowding and congestion, including patient-related factors and hospital-related factors. However, it seems that time of day and day of arrival are the main influencers of congestion in this hospital and so these might be addressed through changes to staffing levels when that is possible based on these temporal factors.
Brady, M., Kumar, V., Byrne, P.J., Conyngham, G., Liston, P. and Gilligan, P. (2017) ‘Towards a model of emergency department congestion’, Int. J. Healthcare Technology and Management, Vol. 16, Nos. 3/4, pp.303-318; DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2017.088870

Micro malting
Small, independent “craft” breweries are becoming big business. Researchers in Italy point out that craft producers give their brews a strong added value and local character through artisanal production techniques. One of the more stand out methods they use to distinguish the character of their lager beers is to use malt made from small batches of local cereal. A team from Universit├á degli Studi di Palermo reports on the economics of profitability and cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for the workings of small breweries. The team suggests that presence of local maltsters could be a valuable tool to increase the added value of local products, following the trend in production sustainability, given that such micro-malting facilities are not widespread in Sicily not Italy, their development as a localized industry represents a significant opportunity for new commerce in this area.
Alfeo, V., Todaro, A., Asciuto, A., Borsellino, V. and Schimmenti, E. (2017) ‘New development opportunities for the craft brewing segment: the case study of a micro-malthouse’, Int. J. Globalisation and Small Business, Vol. 9, Nos. 2/3, pp.105-119; DOI: 10.1504/IJGSB.2017.10009848

Micro power for lighting and farming

Sustainability is high on the global agenda but it can become manifest through highly localized activities. Researchers in Nigeria have investigated how micro-hydro electricity-generation systems might be improved through examination of their mechanical torque and electrical power schemes and the development of a multiplier gear train to boost thermodynamic efficiency. Indeed, their tests with a micro-hydro power generator compensate for low hydraulic head using such a multiplier and allow the water to run the system at over 1250 revolutions per minute, a much more effective generation speed than the 200 rpm available without the basic device and no multiplier. The result is that a simple 12 Watt generator can be effectively upgraded to almost 125 Watts. Even when accounting for mechanical losses due to friction and vibration, the electrical power output could serve many lighting applications in a remote village or be used to drive farm equipment, such as dairy mixers and fertilizer reactors.
Odesola, I.F., Ige, E.O. and Akinsulie, O.A. (2017) ‘Harvesting mechanical torque and electrical power in a micro-hydro power system: effect of multiplier gear train’, Progress in Industrial Ecology – An International Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp.182–194; DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2017.088871

Clearing the blindspot

Researchers in India report that almost two-thirds of road traffic accidents can be blamed on either poor visibility or driver fatigue. Blindspots, glare, weather conditions, and the condition of headlamps often lead to poor visibility. However, it is the presence of blindspots that leads to most accidents associated with poor visibility. The team has turned their attention to driver seat design to help reduce this problem and thus reduce the incidence of those kinds of road accident. The computer-aided modeling the team has carried out has been demonstrated effective in heavy vehicles, specifically for buses in Southern India. The modeling was based on a hybrid multicriteria decision-making (MCDM) approach for computer aided engineering and technology and a fuzzy analytical hierarchy process. The team suggests that the same hybrid technique might be applied to many other engineering problems in transport.
Vincent, D.S., Pitchipoo, P., Rajini, N. and Rajakarunakaran, S. (2018) ‘Reduction of blind spots in heavy transport vehicles through the optimisation of driver seat design’, Int. J. Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, Vol. 10, Nos. 1/2, pp.3-14; DOI: 10.1504/IJCAET.2018.088823

16 January 2018

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marketing

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marketing are now available here for free:
  • User value for Kumasi zoological garden, Ghana
  • Shopping malls and commercial strips: an examination of factors affecting shoppers behaviour in Kuwait
  • 'Value for money' and the restaurant experience: a case study of supply and demand stakeholders
  • Niche tourism in Cyprus: conceptualising the importance of social entrepreneurship for the sustainable development of islands
  • Destination image: scale validation and measurement invariance analysis

Special issue published: "Sustainable Development and Innovation in Energy, Water and Environment Systems"

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development 12(1/2) 2018
  • Sustainable development as a driver for innovation and employment
  • A new education model in sustainable energy
  • Sustainability and ethics as attraction factor and talent retaining, the case of the companies in Brazil
  • Turkey's energy system development: linking an energy supply model with an industrial simulation model and solving it iteratively
  • Appropriate environmental-friendly energy technologies for sustainable rehabilitation and cross-border development
  • Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES) Index for policy learning in cities
  • What are the preferences in the development process of a sustainable urban mobility plan? New methodology for experts involvement
  • Universities as role models for sustainability: a case study on implementation of University of Gothenburg climate strategy, results and experiences from 2011 to 2015
  • Production vs. consumption management for sustainable agricultural resources
Additional papers
  • Lack of commitment of Brazilian federal institutions to ethanol competitiveness
  • Time series analysis of Earth's Northern Hemisphere temperature reconstructions using non-linear tools and statistical tests

Inderscience is media partner for Railway Division Annual Luncheon 2018

Inderscience is a media partner for Railway Division Annual Luncheon 2018 (2 March 2018, London, UK).

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Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising are now available here for free:
  • The effects of social presence, contextual congruence and source credibility in evaluation of online advertising on news websites
  • Effects of suspicion on the perception of online referrals: the role of congruity and message sidedness
  • Personality or skill: a qualitative study of humorous recruitment advertising campaign on social media
  • Message and source characteristics as drivers of mobile digital review persuasiveness: does cultural context play a role?

Special issue published: "Trends in Medical Imaging and Health Informatics"

International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications 14(1/2) 2018
  • Mathematical investigation of aetiology and pathogenesis of atherosclerosis in human arteries
  • Machine intelligence in stroke prediction
  • Enhanced decision tree algorithm using genetic algorithm for heart disease prediction
  • A mathematical modelling on the effect of high intensity magnetic fields on pulsatile blood flow in human arteries
  • Blood glucose regulation in diabetes mellitus patients: a review on mathematical plant model and control algorithms
  • Texture analysis of breast thermograms using neighbourhood grey tone difference matrix
  • PFA-based feature selection for image steganalysis
  • Effect of body mass index and chair height on the torque developed at the knee joint during back-to-sit and sit-to-stand movements
  • Additional paper
  • Emerging trend of big data analytics in bioinformatics: a literature review

15 January 2018

Inderscience is media partner for Bulk Handling for Large Infrastructure Projects 2018

Inderscience is a media partner for Bulk Handling for Large Infrastructure Projects (28 February 2018, London, UK).

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Special issue published: "New Trends on Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations"

International Journal of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations 8(1/2) 2018
  • On a non-scalar damping model in micromagnetism
  • The best strategy for local mesh refinement with the PCD method
  • Periodic solutions to singular damped delay differential equations with impulses
  • Positive solutions to a non-homogeneous elliptic system of fourth order
  • Weighted eigenvalue problems involving a fourth-order elliptic equation with variable exponent
  • Cryptanalysis of Farash et al.'s SIP authentication protocol
  • Vector extrapolation method for non-overlapping Schwarz iterations
  • Nonlinear Steklov eigenvalue problem with variable exponents and without Ambrosetti-Rabinowitz condition
  • Content frequency and shape features based on CBIR: application to colour images
  • Numerical analysis of some time-fractional partial differential equations for noise removal
  • Regional boundary controllability of semi-linear parabolic systems with state constraints

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics are now available here for free:
  • ASEAN users' privacy concerns and security in using online social networks
  • Forensically ready digital identity management systems, issues of digital identity life cycle and context of usage
  • Vanishing files: protocols and regulations for immaterial documents
  • A new kind of steganography schemes for image
  • Cryptographic collusion-resistant protocols for secure sum
  • The preservation of digital evidence and its admissibility in the court

Inderscience is media partner for Innovation, Business Change & Transformation Conference Europe 2018

Inderscience is a media partner for Innovation, Business Change & Transformation Conference Europe 2018 (19-21 March 2018, London, UK).

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Special issue published: "Project Management and Scheduling"

European Journal of Industrial Engineering 11(6) 2017
  • The total adjustment cost problem with variable activity durations and intensities
  • A decomposition heuristic for short-term planning of assessment centres
  • A mixed-integer programming-based heuristic for project scheduling with work-content constraints
  • An adaptive large neighbourhood search as a matheuristic for the multi-mode resource-constrained project scheduling problem
  • Periodically aggregated resource-constrained project scheduling problem
  • Multi-objective binary cuckoo search for constrained project portfolio selection under uncertainty

14 January 2018

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications are now available here for free:
  • Prediction of Homo sapiens cancer cells by electrical network modelling of amino acid sequence
  • P-gp and BCRP inhibition induced by some new 1,4-Dihydropyridine and Dihydropyrimidines
  • An empirical study of self-training and data balancing techniques for splice site prediction
  • Annotation transfer by homology among closely related genomes helps to identify protein function in Plasmodium species
  • A new neural unsupervised classification approach using amended competitive Hebbian learning: PET image segmentation insights

Special issue published: "University Social Responsibility: International Models and Impacts"

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development 14(1/2) 2018
  • Universities as promoter of a new social and industrial development of national economy
  • Student perceptions of university social responsibility: implications from an empirical study in France, Italy and Russia
  • Developing a university CSR framework using stakeholder approach
  • The role of need for self-expression and arousal to commit university students for environmental responsibility behaviours
  • 'Sustainable and socially responsible university' in Maribor, Slovenia, European Union
  • Beyond teaching CSR and ethics in tertiary education: the case of the University of Nicosia, Cyprus (EU)
  • Internationalisation trajectory influence on university social responsibility
  • Cross subsidy model for community transformation: Jain University social responsibility in India
  • International standards of social responsibility and their suitability for high educational institutions
  • The process of social accounting and reporting at University of Torino: main challenges and managerial implications
  • Buildup of federal universities' social responsibility in the context of development of Russia's regions
Additional papers
  • Game-based entrepreneurship education: impact on attitudes, behaviours and intentions
  • Towards an eventual three-dimensional equilibrium regarding corporate social responsibility in Lebanese small and medium enterprises
  • Influence of policies in capability evolution and industry structure: lessons from the Indian automotive industry and implications for other developing countries
  • Do senior bankers care about entrepreneurial behaviour?: case of senior managers of Iranian vanguard banks

Free sample articles newly available from Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting

The following sample articles from the Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting are now available here for free:
  • Working capital management in Chinese firms: an empirical investigation of determinants and adjustment towards a target level using dynamic panel data model
  • Dynamic relation between Islamic and conventional lending rates in Malaysia
  • Impact of foreign ownership on capital structure and firm value in emerging market: case of Amman Stock Exchange listed firms
  • Modelling persistence in conditional volatility of asset returns
  • The four-factor model and stock returns: evidence from Sri Lanka

13 January 2018

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Materials and Product Technology

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Materials and Product Technology are now available here for free:
  • Modelling of hot compressive deformation behaviour of 55 steel considering strain
  • The classification and a review of hot power spinning of difficult-to-deform metals
  • A process for increasing plastic strain ratio of AA1050 Al alloy sheet
  • Deformation behaviour of high strength steel sheet 22MnB5 at elevated temperature and its FE simulation model verification
  • Finite element analysis of effect of process parameters on electromagnetic free expansion of aluminium tube
  • Die-punch alignment and its effect on the thinning pattern in the square-shaped deep drawing of aluminium alloy
  • Effects of reheating temperature and time on microstructure and tensile properties of thixoformed in situ Sip/ZA27 composites
  • Wear analysis of polyamide based on a statistical approach
  • A study on process design of plate cold forging for machinability improvement of piston under drive brake
  • Recent development of ring rolling theory and technique
  • Deformation characteristics of aluminium-copper composite preforms at different strain rates during cold forging
  • Novel processes and related technologies for micro metal forming
  • Quantitative study of the Bauschinger effect in high-strength low-strain-hardening materials for metal forming applications
  • Formability investigation using a new test design for hot stamping processes

Special issue published: "Leveraging People, Process and Products: Ingredients of Business Growth"

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management 31(6) 2017
  • Leveraging neural networks technique for predicting impulsive buying: an empirical study in India
  • Barriers to technology transfer: a total interpretative structural model approach
  • Strategic uncertainty management in Indian organisations
  • Revisiting the critical failure factors of ERP to explore their relationships - an ISM based approach
  • Impact of employee wellbeing on psychological empowerment: mediating role of happiness

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations are now available here for free:
  • Exact wave solutions for a class of single-species model of population dynamics
  • Existence and stability of Hadamard p-type fractional functional differential equations
  • Analysis of a predator-prey system with Beddington-type functional response and stage-structure of prey
  • Some results in stochastic functional integro-differential equations with infinite delays
  • Existence and non-existence of positive solutions for integral boundary value problems of high-order fractional differential equations with generalised p-Laplacian operator
  • Multiple positive periodic solutions in shifts ╬┤± for an impulsive nabla dynamic equation on time scales

12 January 2018

Call for papers: "Recent Advances in Web Based and Intelligent Collaborative Engineering"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Collaborative Engineering.

The aim of the special issue is to highlight the latest advances, problems and challenges and to present the latest research results in the field of web based and intelligent collaborative engineering with a link to scientific research and its practical implementation. Collaborative engineering is the field which studies the interactive process of engineering collaboration that involves integrating many diverse functional areas. The speed of innovation and competitiveness are linked to the ability to control the entire life cycle of their products and also to work effectively with their entire ecosystem (employees, partners, suppliers, customers, regulators, etc.). The methods and tools of Collaborative Engineering aim in particular to co-design efficiently and to carry out in advance the arbitrations to integrate all the needs and all the constraints. Web based collaborative engineering aims to integrate collaborative design, concurrent engineering and new web technologies to ensure a comprehensive control over the complete life cycle of the product. Clubbed with Intelligent systems they provide a paradigm to sustain a competitive edge in the business market by improving the engineering product development capability and quality.

In the past few decades there has been an interesting rise in the application of web based and intelligent collaborative engineering. The primary objective of this issue is to bring forward thorough, in-depth, and well-focused development in the field of web based and intelligent collaborative engineering.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Recent Advances and Applications in Computer Engineering (RAACE2017) but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Collaborative design, cooperative design
  • Collaborative development
  • Collaborative manufacturing
  • Collaborative lifecycle management
  • Collaborative decision making
  • Team performance management
  • Intelligent and knowledge based systems
  • Knowledge discovery, knowledge engineering
  • Knowledge management, knowledge integration
  • Cloud based collaborative task management
  • Real time synchronisation management
  • Server-less collaborative systems
  • Cross-platform collaborative systems
  • Peer-to-peer collaborative systems
  • Multi-tiered client server collaborative systems
  • Decentralised collaborative systems
  • Distributed collaborative systems
  • Parallel collaborative systems
  • Email based collaborative systems
  • Security focused collaborative systems
  • Agile collaborative systems
  • Grid collaborative systems
  • Enterprise social systems and community
  • CRM and extranet
  • Groupware and collaborative engineering
  • Information management and collaborative systems
  • E-learning and collaborative systems
  • Virtual team and environment
  • Virtual enterprises
  • Web engineering
  • Engineering education
  • Collaboration and semantic web
  • System oriented engineering
  • Service oriented engineering
  • Artificial intelligence and collaborative systems
  • Intelligent medical technologies and biomedical engineering
  • Multimedia and collaborative engineering
  • Software engineering and collaborative engineering
  • Smart environments

Important Date
Manuscripts due by: 10 February, 2018

International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology to publish expanded papers from 3rd International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (INCAMA2018)

Extended versions of papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (5-6 April 2018, Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil, India) will be published by the International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology.

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation are now available here for free:
  • Study of the compressive response of masonry using non-conventional joint materials
  • In-plane lateral load behaviour of confined masonry walls retrofitted using carbon-fibre-reinforced polymers
  • Rubble masonry response under cyclic actions: experimental tests and theoretical models
  • DEM numerical approach for masonry aqueducts in seismic zone: two valuable Portuguese examples

Special issue published: "Computational Intelligent Systems for Smart Life"

International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies 6(2/3) 2017
  • Intelligent comfort management agent for smart residential buildings using an updated Q learning algorithm
  • Intelligent information system to ensure quality in higher education institutions, towards an automated e-university
  • A secure ID-based signcryption scheme based on elliptic curve cryptography
  • Intelligent systems based on loud computing for healthcare services: a survey
  • Computational intelligence in telecommunication networks: a review
  • Application of cuckoo search in water quality prediction using artificial neural network
  • Trust-based security models in wireless sensor networks: a survey

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.