25 September 2006

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Service Management in China”

International Journal of Services Technology and Management (IJSTM)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Service Management in China”

Guest Editor: Professor Shunzhong Liu, Northeast Normal University, The People’s Republic of China.


Service management has received increasing interest in developed countries in recent years, but there is a scarcity of literature in this area for developing countries such as China. With China’s accession to the WTO, which implies a further opening of its service market, world attention is increasingly focused on the service industry in China. Service management is a critical element of improving global competitiveness in the Chinese service industry, but is poorly understood.

This special issue of IJSTM provides a focused and timely forum for researchers to explore issues concerning service management in China. In line with the objectives of the journal, we seek papers that will improve the decision making and practice of service firms in China. A wide variety of papers in empirical research, case research and analytical models focusing on the key issues of the theme of this special issue will be considered for publication. The special issue is especially interested in those related topics related to knowledge intensive business services.

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, please see the Journal Call for papers website.

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Welding of Aluminium Alloys”

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology (IJMPT)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Welding of Aluminium Alloys”

Guest Editors:
Dr. K. Srinivasa Rao, Andhra University, India
Dr. G. Madhusudan Reddy, Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, India.

Aluminium alloys are gaining importance day by day in all engineering applications in view of their excellent mechanical properties. Welding is an inevitable step in the fabrication of components made of aluminium alloys. Chemical and metallurgical changes that take place during welding affect the mechanical and corrosion behaviour of welds. Recently, new welding processes are being used to overcome some of the problems like heat affected zone softening, partially melted zone cracking and fusion zone cracking.

This special issue is intended to focus on the research related to the all problems during welding of any aluminium alloy. This will helps in finding the reasons and offering better solutions for weldability of aluminium alloys. We invite all the scientific and engineering community to present and discuss their research through this special issue of IJMPT. We therefore formally extend this call for high quality research papers related to the current state of the art and future trends in welding of aluminium alloys.

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, please see the Journal Call for papers website.

24 September 2006

Special issue: the stimulation of enterprise and lifelong learning in engineering

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning v16(5) 2006 is a special issue: The Stimulation of Enterprise and Lifelong Learning in Engineering, with 7 papers looking at entrepreneurship education for engineering students in the UK and elsewhere.

Newly announced title: International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing

The International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing - due to begin publication in 2007 - aims at leading multidisciplinary research and practice on the critical themes of the human and society. With the main emphasis placed on the demonstration of innovations and new approaches to the deployment of information and communication for human-centric and society-sensitive systems, IJSHC will actively promote a dialogue for developing a better world.

IJSHC will investigate computing approaches to humanity’s and society’s agendas, and provide a publication outlet for a new emerging discipline which stands in the converging domains of high tech technologies, intelligent systems and human-sensitive, context-aware experiences. In this journal, Social and Humanistic Computing stands for an holistic approach to human/social-centric design of pervasive, ubiquitous systems, providing and supporting a new era of human/social experience that goes beyond the traditional perceptions of the interaction of humans with IT and IS. Indeed, IJSHC will exploit social and humanistic research for the provision of high-tech services and human-centric systems.

21 September 2006

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “The Attraction of Sport”

International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing (IJSMM)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “The Attraction of Sport”

Guest Editor: Dr. Damon P. S. Andrew, The University of Tennessee, USA.

Sport marketing scholars have explored sport’s attraction to spectators both theoretically and empirically. Additional streams of research have developed concerning sponsor attraction to sport, including the fit between a sponsor’s brand and the associated sporting event. Organisational behaviour research has investigated several psychological constructs related to employee attraction to sport such as perceived organisational prestige and organisational commitment. Research has also targeted the economic impact and non-economic impact of sport that influences its attractiveness to stakeholders.

The aim of this special issue is to devote attention to the attraction of sport to all associated entities.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

* Organisational behaviour
* Organisational theory
* Human resource management
* Sport marketing
* Consumer behaviour
* Sponsorship, advertising and licensing
* Sport economics
* Sport finance
* Sport communication

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, please see the Journal Call for papers website.

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Role and Integration of the Supplier in Supply Chain Management”

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Role and Integration of the Supplier in Supply Chain Management”

Guest Editors: Professor Rajesh Srivastava and Professor Elias Kirche, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA.

The primary objective of this special issue of IJMTM is to focus on current developments in the integration of the supplier into the supply chain of the firm, made possible by rapid advancements in communication and computer technology. We seek contributions that focus on new developments in the integration of suppliers in the firm’s supply chain.

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, please see the Journal Call for papers website.

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Innovation Networks”

International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy (IJFIP)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Innovation Networks”

Guest Editors:
Petra Ahrweiler, University of Hamburg, Germany
Andreas Pyka, University of Augsburg, Germany

The aim of this special issue is to identify future research frameworks to model and analyse knowledge generation and distribution processes in innovation networks. Proposing sector-specific governance strategies can be considered as an additional step which could result in a follow-up issue.

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, please see the Journal Call for papers website.

19 September 2006

Special issue: Environment and flexibility in operations and strategic management

International Journal of Business Environment v1(3) 2006 is a special issue: Environment and Flexibility in Operations and Strategic Management with 9 papers on theoretical topics and case studies from various types of business in Europe.

18 September 2006

International Journal of Nanotechnology selected for SCI

Another Inderscience journal - the International Journal of Nanotechnology - has been selected for Thompson Scientific's prestigious SCI database. Beginning with Vol. 2(1/2) 2005 it will be indexed in
- Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch)
- Materials Science Citation Index.
- Current Contents/ Engineering Computing and Technology.
- Current Contents/Physical Chemical and Earth Sciences.
- Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition.

16 September 2006

Newly announced journal: International Journal of Computing Science and Mathematics

International Journal of Computing Science and Mathematics will be a quarterly peer-reviewed international journal that publishes high quality original papers and comprehensive survey articles in all areas of computing science and mathematics, with interfaces to physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, statistics, economics and the social sciences. Special Issues devoted to important topics on computing science and mathematics and applications will occasionally be published.

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Service Transformation Coherence and Roadmap”

International Journal of Services Technology and Management (IJSTM)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Service Transformation Coherence and Roadmap”

Guest Editor:
Raymond Wu, IBM Software Group, Asean, Singapore

Service transformation is one of the big challenges in this century from a scale and complexity perspective. The main objective is to increase service levels and revenues, enhance customer satisfaction, productivity and profitability, and reduce operating expenses. It requires multi-dimensional approaches from business innovation, service strategy, solution architecture, implementation and integration. Therefore, alignment, coherence and a roadmap are very important.

This special issue of IJSTM encourages theoretical and empirical researchers to provide vision and manuscripts on any method or model of fundamental, interference mechanisms and coherence analysis of different aspects leading to a roadmap.

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, please see the Journal Call for papers website.

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Reference Models for Forming Organisational or Collaborative Pedagogical Best Practices”

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning (IJCEELL)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Reference Models for Forming Organisational or Collaborative Pedagogical Best Practices”

Guest Editors:
Dr. Chien-Sing Lee, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Prof. Dr. John G. Hedberg, Macquarie University, Australia

Learning design forms the foundation for service-oriented and content-oriented paradigms. With increasing collaborative initiatives across geographical boundaries, meaningful collaborative sharing and learning regarding pedagogical design practices can potentially result in innovative practices.

This special issue seeks to gather case studies of organisational or collaborative pedagogical practices which have succeeded in enhancing teaching and learning. Reports on lessons learnt from actual implementation of pedagogical hypotheses using ICT for organisational or collaborative environments are also welcomed.

The final aim is to inform readers regarding common best practices which can be used to formulate successful reference models in various contexts. These reference models will in turn enable faster adoption, experimentation and adaptation of successful practices in local contexts.

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, please see the Journal Call for papers website.

14 September 2006

More journals to increase the number of issues published

Further to a previous post more Inderscience journals have announced increases in the number of issues to be published from 2007.

- International Journal of Biotechnology
- International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications
- International Journal of Product Development
will all increase from 4 to 6 issues
- International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management will increase from 8 to 12 issues

International Journal of Exergy selected for SCI

The International Journal of Exergy has been selected for Thompson Scientific's prestigious SCI database. Beginning with Vol. 3(1) 2006 it will be indexed in
-Science Citation Index Expanded
-Current Contents/Engineering, Computing, and Technology
-ISI Alerting Services

12 September 2006

New journal: International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNet)

International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNet)

IJSNet proposes and fosters discussion on and dissemination of issues related to research and applications of distributed and wireless/wired sensor and actuator networks. Sensor networks is an interdisciplinary field including many fields such as wireless networks and communications, protocols, distributed algorithms, signal processing, embedded systems, and information management.

Readership includes professionals, academics, researchers and developers, working in the field of sensor networks.

ISSN (Online): 1748-1287
ISSN (Print): 1748-1279

E-mail: ijsnet@inderscience.com

Editor:
Prof. Yang Xiao
University of Alabama
Department of Computer Science
101 Houser Hall Box 870290
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0290
USA

Current Issue: Volume 1 No 1/2 2006

New journal: International Journal of Security and Networks (IJSN)

International Journal of Security and Networks (IJSN)

IJSN is a refereed publication which proposes and fosters discussion on and dissemination of network security related issues.

IJSN provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers, developers, working in the field of wireless/wired network security to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work.

ISSN (Online): 1747-8413
ISSN (Print): 1747-8405

Editor:
Prof. Yang Xiao
University of Alabama
Department of Computer Science
101 Houser Hall Box 870290
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0290
USA

E-mail: yangxiao@cs.ua.edu

Current Issue: Volume 1 No 1/2 2006

Special issue: Wastewater treatment and reuse in countries facing water scarcity

International Journal of Environment and Pollution v28(1/2) is a special issue: Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in Countries Facing Water Scarcity, with papers dealing with wastewater treatment in Italy, Eastern Mediterranean countries and India.

11 September 2006

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Social Network Analysis”

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations (IJNVO)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Social Network Analysis”

Guest Editors:
Jay Liebowitz, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Rajeev K Bali, University of Coventry, UK
Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Social network analysis (SNA) has been gaining momentum for use in many applications, ranging from mapping knowledge flows and gaps in organisations to creating collaborative networks. SNA has developed from the sociology, anthropology and education disciplines, and is a wonderful technique to use for identifying critical knowledge in organisations, relationships between various people within organisations, and to track the flows of knowledge between and within departments. Given this growing importance in SNA, we have decided to dedicate a special issue of IJNVO to SNA.

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, see the Journal Call for papers website.

10 September 2006

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Intelligent Supply Chain Management”

International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics (IJSOI)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Intelligent Supply Chain Management”

Guest Editors: Dr Dong Li and Prof Dennis Kehoe, University of Liverpool, UK.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

* New customer service models with RFID enabled retail supply chains

* Real-time scheduling and optimisation with RFID and decision making service Grids

* Autonomous and self-organising systems in logistics

* Virtual enterprise with Grid technologies

* Supply chain cooperation and Grid computing technologies

* Novel supply chain architectures with integrated e-Business and Grid technologies

* E-business solutions to enable the connectivity and use of Grid technologies in supply chains

* Operations automation with RFID technologies and agent-based systems

* Agile service operations with RFID enabled intelligent products

* Mass/personalised customisation with intelligent products

* Just-in-time operations with RFID technologies

* Intelligent products for international supply chain management

* Products and assets tracking with GPS connected RFID networks

* Intelligent traceability systems

* RFID and data grids in product recycling and reverse logistics

* RFID systems with data warehousing for supply chain decision support

* Grid enabled data warehousing

* Case studies on intelligent traceability systems

* Implementation issues of intelligent supply chain systems

* Technology selection and vendor selection issues for intelligent supply chain management

* Knowledge-based systems for information scanning, filtering and interpreting

* Internet-based systems for intelligence scanning and reporting, e.g. portals

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, see the Journal Call for papers website.

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Virtual Design of Industrial Systems with Manufacturing and Assembling Errors”

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Virtual Design of Industrial Systems with Manufacturing and Assembling Errors”

Guest Editor: Dr. Pier Paolo Valentini, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy.

This special issue welcomes both academic and industrial contributions in all aspects of numerical and virtual engineering to simulate advanced mechanical systems with manufacturing and assembling errors, including but not limited to:

* Tolerance allocation problems in industrial assemblies (i.e. automotive, aerospace, medical, etc.)

* Shape and modelling errors

* Virtual simulation of mechanical and mechatronic systems with errors

* Errors in human-machine interaction

* Optimisation of assembling procedures

* Virtual reality in modelling, manufacturing and assembling

* Robust design

* New design strategies for industrial products

* Multibody dynamics of complex systems

* Influence of manufacturing and assembling errors on product performance

* Stochastic design

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, see the Journal Call for papers website.

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Energy-based Analysis of Wear: Advances and Future Trends”

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology (IJMPT)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Energy-based Analysis of Wear: Advances and Future Trends”

Guest Editor: Prof. Hisham A. Abdel-Aal, University of Wisconsin – Platteville, USA.

The past decade or so has witnessed a resurgence of energy-based analysis of wear and failure in tribo-sytems. This special issue of the IJMPT is dedicated to documenting the recent advances and future trends in this field of investigation.

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, see the Journal Call for papers website.

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Surface Integrity in Machining Processes”

International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials (IJMMM)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Surface Integrity in Machining Processes”

Guest Editors:
Professor J. Rech, Ecole Nationale d’IngĂ©nieurs de Saint-Etienne (ENISE), France
Professor J. Paulo Davim, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal

This special issue of IJMMM invites the submission of high quality research articles related to characterisation and to modelling of the surface integrity induced by machining processes (cutting and abrasive processes).

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, see the Journal Call for papers website.

7 September 2006

Special issue: Public affairs informatics research

International Journal of Public Policy v1(4) 2006 is a special issue: Public Affairs Informatics Research, with 11 papers, some covering general aspects of the research input to policy, and others dealing with applications, especially in healthcare.

6 September 2006

Journal of Design Research now published by Inderscience

Volume 5(1) of the Journal of Design Research is the first issue to be published by Inderscience following the agreement with the TU Delft to take responsibility for the journal. Previously-published issues have also been transferred to the journal's home page.

New journal: International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials (IJMMM)

International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials (IJMMM)

IJMMM is a refereed publication in the field of machining and machinability of materials. Machining is an important subject for scientific research with application in industry. The term “machining” is used to cover chip formation operations - turning, milling, drilling and grinding, for example. In the engineering industry, there has been renewed interest in high speed machining.

Readership includes academics, researchers, engineers, professionals in machining and related industries.

ISSN (Online): 1748-572X
ISSN (Print): 1748-5711

E-mail: ijmmm@inderscience.com

Editor:
Prof. J. Paulo Davim
Head, MACTRIB: Machining and Tribology Research Group
University of Aveiro
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Campus Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
PORTUGAL

Current Issue: Volume 1 Issue 1 2006

New journal: International Journal of Alternative Propulsion (IJAP)

International Journal of Alternative Propulsion (IJAP)

IJAP is aimed at providing a refereed and authoritative reference in the field of alternative propulsion, alternative energy generation systems and related areas.

Readership includes professionals, academics, researchers, and managers.

ISSN (Online): 1741-8011
ISSN (Print): 1471-0234

E-mail: ijap@inderscience.com

Editor:
Dr. Mohammed Dorgham
International Centre for Technology and Management
UK

Current Issue: Volume 1 Issue 1 2006

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Technology Policy vs. Industrial Policy: a Comparison of Overlapping and Competing Approaches to R&D”

International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Technology Policy vs. Industrial Policy: a Comparison of Overlapping and Competing Approaches to R&D”

Guest Editor: Professor Junmo Kim, Konkuk University, Korea.

Industrial policy has been regarded as a potent tool for R&D policy, yet its 'visible hand' traits have been gradually understood as sources for distortion in the economy and society. With intensified requirements for knowledge economy, societies and governments tended to opt for technology policy for their policy tools for R&D. The seemingly separate concepts, in fact, share much of the same foundation.

Taking the above context as a backdrop, this special issue intends to cover several sub-areas of the theme:

* Firstly, it aims to cover national strategies or international comparison of industrial and technology policy to draw reasonable implications for different constituencies of policies

* Secondly, it will compare the efficacy and limitations of the two approaches to R&D

* Finally, a theoretical discussion on industrial policy and technology policy can also be presented, while all the three sub-areas are better suited with empirical cases and approaches

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, see the Journal Call for papers website.

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Research Methods in Technology Transfer and Value Assessment”

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (IJTTC)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Research Methods in Technology Transfer and Value Assessment”

Guest Editor: Dr. Robert Jameson, Virtual Management Institute, USA.

Papers are invited from, but not limited to, the general topic of research methods that have been used, or can be applied in, technology transfer and commercialisation as well as value/intellectual property assessment. Ideally, such activity could assist inventors, innovators, managers, and policymakers in:

* Using patent systems to promote the utilisation of inventions arising from federally supported research or development

* Encouraging maximum participation of small business firms in federally supported research and development efforts

* Promoting collaboration between commercial concerns and nonprofit organisations, including universities

* Ensuring that inventions made by nonprofit organisations and small business firms are used in a manner to promote free competition and enterprise without unduly encumbering future research and discovery

* Promoting the commercialisation and public availability of inventions

* Protecting the public against nonuse or unreasonable use of inventions

* Minimising the costs of administering policies in this area

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, see the Journal Call for papers website.

Call for papers: Special issue on: “Urban Air Pollution: Problems, Control Technologies and Management Practices”

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM)

Call for papers: Special issue on: “Urban Air Pollution: Problems, Control Technologies and Management Practices”

Guest Editor: Professor Mukesh Khare, University of West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago.

Original research papers or reviews are invited in the following and related areas:

* Micro meteorological dependence air pollution levels at local and urban scales
* Dispersion and transport of pollutant in urban air environments
* Physical and mathematical aspects of air quality
* Evaluation and validation of air quality models
* Advanced air quality measurement techniques
* Case studies on assessment of urban air quality from transport, industries and fugitives
* Air quality and its effects; urban heat island
* Atmospheric deposition
* Evaluation of impacts on urban air quality
* Policies based on recent control technology
* Impact on air quality of alternative fuels in power plants and transportation
* Air quality management
* Indoor air quality and productivity; sick building syndrome

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, see the Journal Call for papers website.

5 September 2006

Newly announced journal: International Journal of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations

International Journal of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations will publish original research papers of high quality in all areas related to dynamical systems and differential equations and their applications in biology, economics, engineering, physics, and other related areas of science.

Manuscripts concerned with the development and application of innovative mathematical tools and computational methods from dynamical systems and differential equations, are encouraged.

4 September 2006

Special Issue on Emotive perception at work

International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion v1(3) 2006 is a special issue: Emotive Perception at Work, with 6 papers on aspects of emotional expression in the workplace and in retail and service environments.

Four journals to increase issues in 2007

Not only is Inderscience increasing the number of titles it publishes, it is also increasing the number of issues of some journals. From 2007, the following titles will be published in SIX issues rather than four:

International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation
International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology
International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy
International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing

3 September 2006

Newly announced journal: International Journal of Design Engineering

International Journal of Design Engineering will foster discussion on up to date research findings and achievements in design engineering and related areas, and will identify new technology requirements, needs and priorities in those areas. It will offer the reader a wealth of valuable material on theories and practices which underpin successful research and development in design engineering.
It will publish original papers, review papers, technical reports, conference reports, case studies, book reviews, and news. Special Issues devoted to important topics in design engineering and related areas will occasionally be published.

Newly announced journal: International Journal of Applied Nonlinear Science

International Journal of Applied Nonlinear Science will publish original research contributions on mathematical modelling of nonlinear phenomena, fundamental theories, principles and general methods, computational methods and numerical simulations in nonlinear science and engineering, and applications in related areas of science.

Manuscripts concerned with a discussion of the background of a practical problem and the establishment of a nonlinear model, the development and application innovative mathematical tools from nonlinear dynamical systems theory for analysing complex problems, new computational methods and computing techniques, are encouraged.

Newly announced journal: International Journal of Abrasive Technology and Engineering

International Journal of Abrasive Technology and Engineering will publish original research papers, review papers, technical papers and notes, short communications, cases studies, and book reviews on the science, technologies and applications associated with precision and abrasive processing engineering. Special issues devoted to the development of important topics in abrasive technology and engineering will be published periodically.

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Recent Developments and Innovations in NEMS/MEMS devices

International Journal of Nanomanufacturing (IJNM)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Recent Developments and Innovations in NEMS/MEMS devices”

Guest Editors:
Professor Dr. Jack Lou, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor Bill Milne, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor Waqar Ahmed, University of Ulster, UK
Professor Mark Jackson, Purdue University, USA

The purpose of this issue is to present recent developments and innovations in the field of nanofabrication and nanotechnologyof of NEMS/MEMS devices, and to provide insights of the future developments and applications of NEMS/MEMS devices. Therefore, the goal of this special issue of IJNM is to publish the current state-of-the-art in nanofabrication of NEMS/MEMS and to provide a forum for developing the next generation of novel NEMS products.

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, see the Journal Call for papers website.

2 September 2006

Computational heat and mass transfer

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal v6 (6) 2006 is a special issue: Computational Heat and Mass Transfer, with 10 papers on modelling, simulation, numerical analysis, etc. in various contexts.

The impact of globalisation on management and decision making

International Journal of Management and Decision Making v7 (5) 2006 is a special issue: The Impact of Globalisation on Management and Decision Making, with 6 papers, including 'The globalisation of the hip hop market'

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Computer Applications in Logistics Engineering and Management”

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Computer Applications in Logistics Engineering and Management”

Guest Editors:
Wei Yan, Shanghai Maritime University, P.R. China
Chun-Hsien Chen, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Youfang Huang, Shanghai Maritime University, P.R. China

This special issue is in line with two current research orientations: one is logistics engineering concerns that focus on methods and techniques for handling logistics activities; the other concerns logistics management issues with an emphasis on strategic process-planning and decisions-making for enhancing customer satisfaction and economic efficiency. Both of these orientations require multidisciplinary integration/collaboration involving various aspects of computer knowledge and information technology.

Accordingly, this special issue intends to showcase computer applications from either a logistics engineering or a logistics management perspective. Submitted papers are expected to postulate diverse problems, models and solutions for these applications.

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, see the Journal Call for papers website.

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Human Resource Management Challenges in Strategic Alliances”

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management (IJHRDM)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Human Resource Management Challenges in Strategic Alliances”

Guest Editors: Dr. Siegfried Gudergan and Dr. Stephen Teo, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

The purpose of this special issue is to provide theoretical and empirical research that helps explain how human resource management can contribute to enhancing the strategic performance of alliances. Empirical research employing multiple methods, conceptual papers utilising a variety of theoretical perspectives, and manuscripts addressing multiple levels of analysis (e.g., individual, alliance unit, organisational) are especially encouraged.

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, see the Journal Call for papers website.

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Know How? Challenges in Knowledge and Innovation Management in Alliances”

International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies (IJKMS)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Know How? Challenges in Knowledge and Innovation Management in Alliances”

Guest Editors: Dr. Siegfried Gudergan and Dr. Tyrone Pitsis, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

The purpose of this special issue is to provide theoretical and empirical research that helps explain how management systems and practices facilitate learning and innovation management in alliances. Empirical research employing multiple methods, conceptual papers utilising a variety of theoretical perspectives, and manuscripts addressing multiple levels of analysis (e.g., individual, alliance unit, organisational) are especially encouraged.

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, see the Journal Call for papers website.

Call for papers: Special issue on: “International Marketing and MIS Cases Leading Towards Entrepreneurship Development”

Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development (JIBED)

Call for papers: Special issue on: “International Marketing and MIS Cases Leading Towards Entrepreneurship Development”

Guest Editors:
Drs. Demetris Vrontis and Angelika Kokkinaki, Intercollege, Cyprus.
Dr. Claudio Vignali, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.
Dr. Tihomir Vranesevic, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

This special edition seeks to publish case studies drawn from around the world which can be used for teaching, training, consulting and study. Cases should normally contain enough relevant information for readers to be able to discuss, analyse and prepare written or verbal responses. Cases should not normally draw on the author’s opinion, or conclude in such detail that the reader is left with no conclusions to draw. Application questions should also be provided at the end of the case study.

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, see the Journal Call for papers website.

1 September 2006

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Performance and Dynamics of Multi-Wheeled and Tracked Military Vehicles”

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems (IJHVS)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: "Performance and Dynamics of Multi-Wheeled and Tracked Military Vehicles"

Guest Editor: Dr Xiong Zhang, General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada.

The aim of this special issue is to present a spectrum of emerging technologies applicable for the design and development of military vehicles and their subsystems or components. The issue focuses on the promotion and application of new concepts, approaches and pioneer techniques that lead to superior vehicle performance in terms of mobility, safety, ride quality, stability, functionality, reliability, durability, efficiency, as well as economy and impact on environment.

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, see the Journal Call for papers website.

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Nanofabrication of Biomaterials and Medical Devices”

International Journal of Nanomanufacturing (IJNM)

Call for papers: Special Issue on: “Nanofabrication of Biomaterials and Medical Devices”

Guest Editors:
Professor Brian Meenan, Dr Adrian Boyd and Professor Waqar Ahmed, University of Ulster, UK.
Professor Mark Jackson, Purdue University, USA.

This special issue of IJNM is dedicated to the publication of papers that reflect the current state-of-the-art in nanofabrication of biomaterials and thereby the medical devices that they can be used to produce. As such, it provides an important forum for promoting the development of the next generation of novel nanostructured biomaterials and the fabrication processes by which they can be achieved for a range of potential medical applications.

For more information, subject coverage, notes for intending authors, submission dates and contact information, see the Journal Call for papers website.