16 January 2019

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Applied Nonlinear Science

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Applied Nonlinear Science are now available here for free:
  • A comparison of different lower bounding procedures for the routing of automated guided vehicles in an urban context
  • Determinants of Malaysian bank efficiency: evidence from bootstrap data envelopment analysis
  • Multi-objective decision making in macro- and micro-economics with application of the MULTIMOORA method
  • A multi-criteria policy set optimisation framework for large-scale simulation models
  • An evaluation of the impact of foreign direct investment on Bahraini economy
  • Public investment management system in Kuwait
  • Multi-objective methods in development planning

Special issue published: "Regionalisation of the Asian Automotive Industries and Markets: Part 2"

International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management 18(4) 2018

  • Production networks of the Asian automobile industry: regional or global?
  • Examining the realignment strategies of automobile production bases in Southeast Asia: the case of Japanese automakers
  • Regional economic integration and the automobile industry: automobile policies, division of labour, production network formation and market development in the EU and ASEAN
  • Growth strategy from the suppliers' viewpoint: a case study of Denso and Hitachi Automotive Systems
  • Product innovation in emerging economies: product architecture and organisational capabilities in Geely and Tata

New Editor for International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications

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.

Research pick: Unemployment and unhappiness - "The analysis of unemployment, happiness and demographic factors using log-linear models"

A new research paper in the International Journal of Economics and Business Research uses log-linear models to study the correlation between happiness, employment and various demographic factors.

Sultan Kuzu of the Department of Quantitative Methods, in the School of Business, at Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey together with Sevgi Elmas-Atay and Merve Gerçek of the Department of Human Resources Management there, explain how unemployment is an important economic measurement. It is studied in the context of a nation’s development as well as in a sociological context. Importantly, it is known to be closely associated with welfare, quality of life and psychological health of individuals.

The team has now looked at unemployment not as an abstract, statistical concept in the macroeconomic arena but from the personal perspective based on “micro” level data acquired from household surveys carried out by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). Log-linear models were used to analyse the data and these showed clearly that employment is related to a person’s happiness and gender and that there is a statistically significant difference between happiness and gender in a developing country such as Turkey.

Kuzu, S., Elmas-Atay, S. and Gerçek, M. (2019) ‘The analysis of unemployment, happiness and demographic factors using log-linear models’, Int. J. Economics and Business Research, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp.87–105.

15 January 2019

Free Editor's Pick of sample articles newly available from International Journal of Comparative Management

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Comparative Management are now available here for free:
  • A comparative study on glocal commercial advertisement perceptions - British and French viewers' responses to Red Bull
  • The impact of corporate governance on earnings management in emerging economies: the Greek evidence
  • Connectivity and closeness among international financial institutions: a network theory perspective
  • India's outward foreign direct investment: the home-country economic perspective
  • Outward foreign direct investment from Indian manufacturing firms - does transaction cost theory explains early choices?
  • Location choices at the subnational level perspective: the case of the Volkswagen Group in BRIC countries
  • Emotional exhaustion and its consequences: a comparative study of nurses in India and China
  • Institutional, stakeholder, and cultural influences on corporate social performance: an institution-based view

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Water

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Water are now available here for free:

  • Status of domestic water supply and prospects of rainwater harvesting in Southeastern Nigeria
  • Spatio-temporal analysis of groundwater level in an arid area
  • Evaluating water productivity of tomato, pepper and Swiss chard under clay pot and furrow irrigation technologies in semi-arid areas of northern Ethiopia
  • Hydraulic interconnections study of Seropan-Ngreneng-Bribin underground rivers in Gunung Kidul karst area using tracer technique
  • Comparison of two statistical climate downscaling models: a case study in the Beijing region, China
  • Modelling and sensitivity analysis of river flow in the Upper Indus Basin, Pakistan

New Editor for International Journal of Earthquake and Impact Engineering

Dr. Erol Kalkan from the United States Geological Survey has been appointed to take over editorship of the International Journal of Earthquake and Impact Engineering.

Research pick: Recycling electronic waste - "Current practice and policy for transforming e-waste into urban mining: case study in Taiwan"

Taiwan is one of the most important suppliers of electrical and electronic products in the world; as such it is itself also an important consumer of those products. This means that the amount of electronic waste, e-waste, generated from information technology (IT) products, home electrical appliances and lighting, is increasing rapidly there.

Writing in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, Wen-Tien Tsai of the Graduate Institute of Bioresources, at National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, in Pingtung, Taiwan, explains how he has investigated the regulatory promotion of e-waste recycling in Taiwan. He found that although the annual quantity of e-waste recycling through the implementing agencies seemed to increase more than tenfold from 7,321 tons in 2001 to 74,421 tons in 2015, there is evidence that the recycling market in Taiwan has matured in recent years partly because of the country’s ageing population and slow economic growth. Tsai also highlights the case of fluorescent lighting tubes and how mercury can be successfully recovered from these at end-of-life.
He points out how the waste composition is still shifting as new products emerge in the realm of personalised medicine, electric vehicles, IT products, novel consumer electronics products, and an increased diversity of food products and home electrical appliances.

We must address these novel waste streams and find ways to recycle such goods, especially those that contain toxic materials, including mercury. Tsai adds that the improper management and disposal of waste or discarded items could lead to significant environmental harm and harm to human health. In addition, there is a need to retrieve from such goods rare elements that are of limited supply such as precious metals and mineral elements.

Tsai, W-T. (2019) ‘Current practice and policy for transforming e-waste into urban mining: case study in Taiwan‘, Int. J. Environment and Waste Management, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp.1-15.

13 January 2019

Special issue published: "New Energy Materials and Nanotechnology: Modelling and Experiment – Part 2"

International Journal of Nanomanufacturing 15(1/2) 2019

  • Multiferroic behaviours of Mn-doped Bi4NdTi3FeO15 ceramics
  • Molecular dynamics simulation of shear deformation of multi-layer graphene sheets with Tersoff potential
  • The luminescent properties of GdAlO3:Tb3+ phosphors based on molten salts addition
  • Hollow microellipsoid lithium silicate with mesoporosity and its formation mechanism
  • Preparation of poly(3-hydroxybutyrateco-3-hydroxyvalerate) supported cobalt phthalocyanine thin membranes and its catalytic degradation of methylene blue
  • Preparation and characterisation of cMWCNTs-mSA/mCS bipolar membrane for electrochemical synthesis
  • Photocatalytic properties of magnesium aluminate spinel nanoparticles prepared by chemical precipitation method
  • Experimental investigation on the surface tension and contact angle of Al2O3-oil and SiO2-oil nanofluids
  • Growth of NiCo2O4 nanotubes @MnO2 sheet core-shell arrays on 3D hierarchical porous carbon aerogels as superior electrodes for supercapacitors
  • Scalable synthesis of Sn nanoparticles encapsulated in hierarchical porous carbon networks for high-rate reversible lithium storage
  • Silicon-based anode materials with three-dimensional conductive network for high-performance lithium ion batteries
  • Khaki-coloured niobium oxide nanochains with enhanced lithium storage performances
  • Influence of shear-induced crystallisation on the rheological behaviour of polyethylene
  • Low temperature dependence of mechanical process of ultrathin aluminium films: molecular dynamics simulations
  • Surface modification of TiO2 nanorod arrays with Ag3PO4 @ PANI nanoparticles for enhancing photoelectrochemical performance
  • Creating binder-free supercapacitor electrodes from biomass resources: a nitrogen-doped pomelo peel derived carbon foam
  • Sulphur-doped banana peel-derived activated carbon as electrode materials for supercapacitors
  • Enhanced photocatalytic activity of AgVO3/TiO2 nanorod array composite film under visible light irradiation
  • The study on flexible AgVO3 nano paper and its visible light photocatalytic activity
  • The effect of nano-zirconia on the morphology and mechanical properties of PVDF/PAN membrane as separators in super capacitors
  • One-dimensional Z-scheme TiO2/WO3 composite nanofibres for enhanced photocatalytic activity of hydrogen production

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing are now available here for free:

  • A negotiation based dynamic pricing heuristic in cloud computing
  • Performance analysis of two WMN architectures by WMN-GA simulation system considering different distributions and transmission rates
  • A hybrid heuristic resource allocation model for computational grid for optimal energy usage
  • Extensible markup language keywords search based on security access control
  • An improved image classification based on K-means clustering and BoW model
  • MT-DIPS: a new data duplication integrity protection scheme for multi-tenants sharing storage in SaaS
  • SER performance optimisation of AF cooperative communication system based on directional antenna
  • Enhanced cuckoo search algorithm for virtual machine placement in cloud data centres

12 January 2019

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 and prediction on impact scratching of single abrasive for K9 glass
  • Study of materials effects on the single cutting in ultra-precision raster milling
  • Experimental investigation on the abrasive wear of AISI 52100 steel
  • Study on a non-contact polishing method using motion coupling confined etchant layer technique
  • Modelling and optimisation of cutting parameters on surface roughness in micro-milling Inconel 718 using response surface methodology and genetic algorithm
  • Water dissolution ultra-precision polishing of KDP crystal and its precision cleaning
  • Ultra-precision cutting of linear micro-groove array for distributed feedback laser devices
  • Performance of PVDF/TiO2 nano-composite film in the application of energy harvester

International Journal of Precision Technology to invite expanded papers from International Conference on Functional Materials, Manufacturing and Performances 2019 for potential publication

Extended versions of papers presented at the International Conference on Functional Materials, Manufacturing and Performances (ICFMMP) (12-13 September 2019, Phagwara, Punjab, India) will be invited for review and potential publication by the International Journal of Precision Technology.

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Exergy

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  • Effect of pressure drop and longitudinal conduction on exergy destruction in a concentric-tube micro-fin tube heat exchanger
  • Exergy analysis of evacuated tube solar collectors: a review
  • Investigation on the exergy performance of salt gradient solar ponds with porous media
  • Assessment of the work efficiency with exergy method in ageing muscles and healthy and enlarged hearts

Special issue published: "European Financial Systems in the Post-Crisis Period"

International Journal of Trade and Global Markets 11(4) 2018

  • Are banks in financial conglomerates more profitable than other commercial banks? Evidence of banking sectors in Visegrad countries
  • Profitability and efficiency of the Croatian banking sector: impact of bank size
  • New approach to operational risk measurement in banks
  • Does idiosyncratic return volatility capture information or noise?
  • Importance of financial ratios for predicting stock price trends: evidence from the Visegrad Group
  • Performance of active and passive management of Slovak's pension funds in return-risk space
  • Linear hedging of crude oil and natural gas

11 January 2019

Special issue published: "Advances in Smart Learning Systems"

International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing 10(1) 2019
  • Educational data modelling using curve fitting and average uniform algorithm
  • Energy harvesting techniques for routing issues in wireless sensor networks
  • Evaluating the affordances of wearable technology in education
  • High-speed gesture modelling through boundary analysis of active signals from wearable data glove
  • How mutual information interprets anomalies using different clustering
  • A novel integrated framework for securing online instructor-student communication
Additional papers
  • A data replication strategy for document-oriented NoSQL systems
  • Cost-aware hybrid cloud scheduling of parameter sweep calculations using predictive algorithms
  • Towards providing middleware-level proactive resource reorganisation for elastic HPC applications in the cloud

International Journal of Comparative Management to invite expanded papers from International Conference on Advances in Management Practices 2019 for potential publication

Extended versions of papers presented at the International Conference on Advances in Management Practices (ICAMP 2019) (27 April 2019, Rohini, Delhi, India) will be invited for review and potential publication by the International Journal of Comparative Management.

International Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism to invite expanded papers from Humic Conference 2019 for potential publication

Extended versions of papers presented at the Humic Conference 2019 (5-8 June 2019, Riga, Latvia) will be invited for review and potential publication by the International Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism.

Research pick: Data mining syndromes - "Data mining and ontology-based techniques in healthcare management"

With every news story, the concepts of data mining healthcare information move higher still up the research and policy agenda in this area. Clinical information and genetic data contained within electronic health records (EHRs) represents a major source of useful information for biomedical research but accessing it in a useful way can be difficult.

Writing in the International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics, Hassan Mahmoud and Enas Abbas of Benha University and Ibrahim Fathy Ain Shams University, in Egypt, discuss the need for innovative and effective methods for representing this huge amount of data. They point out that there are data mining techniques as well as ontology-based techniques that can play a major role in detecting syndromes in patients efficiently and accurately. A syndrome is defined as a set of concomitant medical symptoms and indicators associated with a given disease or disorder.

The team has reviewed the state of the art and also focused on reviewing the well-known data mining techniques such as decision trees (J48), Naïve Bayes, multi-layer perceptron (MLP), and random forest (RF) techniques and compared how well they each perform in the classification of a particular syndrome, heart disease.

The team concludes that in experiments with a public data set, the RF classifier provides the best performance in terms of accuracy. In the future, they suggest that data mining will benefit healthcare and medicine significant for building a system able to detect a specific syndrome.

Mahmoud, H., Abbas, E. and Fathy, I. (2018) ‘Data mining and ontology-based techniques in healthcare management’, Int. J. Intelligent Engineering Informatics, Vol. 6, No. 6, pp.509–526.

10 January 2019

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Learning and Change

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Learning and Change are now available here for free:
  • Pretending pirates: tracing the toxic trail in South Asia
  • Aligning teaching methods for learning outcomes: a need for educational change in management education using quality function deployment approach
  • Spirituality: a tool for learning, change and adaptation of elderly in changing Indian family
  • Core self-evaluations, worry, life satisfaction, and psychological well-being: an investigation in the Asian context
  • Modified UTAUT2 model for m-learning among students in India

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment are now available here for free:
  • Book Review: Full Employment Abandoned: Shifting Sands and Policy Failures by William Mitchell and Joan Muysken
  • Towards genuine progress on the Genuine Progress Indicator
  • Response to ''Income, sustainability and the 'microfoundations' of the GPI''
  • Academic staff perspectives on operating beyond industrial actions for sustainable quality assurance in public universities in Kenya
  • Household labour allocation to forest extraction and other activities in areas adjacent to tropical forests: the case of Kakamega forest, Western Kenya
  • Reward for environmental performance: using the Scanlon Plan as catalyst to green organisations
  • Environmental capacity constraints in macroeconomic policy analysis

Special issue published: "Advancements in Global Business Research Across Emerging Countries"

Journal for Global Business Advancement 11(4) 2018

  • Comprehending ambidexterity in the emerging-market context: the moderating role of learning capability and environmental dynamism on e-commerce firms' performance
  • Influence of institutional investors on firms' corporate social performance in an emerging market
  • Sequels of HRM praxes on service quality of employees in boutique hotels: a Thailand perspective
  • Unpacking the 'black box' in the relationship between pay-for-performance, employee benefits and performance
  • Bangladeshi consumers' intentions towards purchasing meat
  • Impact of HPWS on employees' performance within the Bangladeshi telecom sector

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies are now available here for free:
  • A capabilities-based service development process for industrial manufacturers
  • Knowledge management evaluation in a service sector: the case of Central Bank of Iran
  • Influence of organisational culture dimensions on knowledge management processes in higher educational institutions
  • A framework for knowledge management in requirements engineering
  • Enhancing knowledge articulation in communities of practices: the role of the community leader
  • Knowledge management practices and economic complexity in BRIC countries from 2001 to 2014

Research pick: The seven ages of face recognition - "Human age classification using appearance and facial skin ageing features with multi-class support vector machine"

Face recognition is becoming an increasingly common feature of biometric verification systems. Now, a team from India has used a multi-class support vector machine to extend the way in which such systems work to take into account a person’s age. Jayant Jagtap of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University in Pune, and Manesh Kokare of the Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, in Nanded, India, explain that human age classification has remained an important barrier to the next generation of face recognition technology but could be a useful additional parameter in security and other contexts.

The team’s novel two stage age classification framework based on appearance and facial skin ageing features using a multi-class support vector machine (M-SVM) can classify, the team suggests, classify images of faces into one of seven age groups. Fundamentally, the system examines characteristics of the image coincident with facial skin textural and wrinkles and is accurate 94.45% of the time. It works well despite factors such as genetics, gender, health, life-time weather conditions, working and living environment tobacco and alcohol use. Indeed, accuracy is more than 98% in the first step wherein adult and non-adult faces are distinguished.

“The proposed framework of age classification gives better performance than existing age classification systems,” the team reports. They add that future research will look to improve accuracy still further for use in real-time applications. This will be done through the development of an algorithm for extracting facial skin ageing features and through the design of an efficient age classifier, the team concludes.

Jagtap, J. and Kokare, M. (2019) ‘Human age classification using appearance and facial skin ageing features with multi-class support vector machine‘, Int. J. Biometrics, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp.22-34.

9 January 2019

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems are now available here for free:
  • Stability of long combination vehicles
  • Assessment of ground vehicle tankers interacting with liquid sloshing dynamics
  • A real-time non-linear vehicle preview model

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Education Economics and Development

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Education Economics and Development are now available here for free:
  • The teachers' impact on policy making for the improvement of the school performance (the case of Kosovo)
  • Interstate disparity in the performance of controlling crime against women in India: efficiency estimate across states
  • What affects average net price at four-year public and not-for-profit private institutions in the USA?
  • Is the interaction between human capital and financial development one of the determinants of FDI in emerging markets?
  • Child labour and school dropout in least-developed countries: empirical evidence from Lao PDR

Rotating Editorship for International Journal of Multinational Corporation Strategy

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.

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology are now available here for free:
  • MC-Sim: a mobile cloud simulation toolkit based on CloudSim
  • Architectural method to design and control dynamic composite web services
  • A contractual approach for the verification of UML2.0 software architectures
  • Modelling, specifying and verifying self-adaptive systems instantiating MAPE patterns
  • A template for formalising reliable Acme-based software architecture
  • An emerging multi-paradigm for representing mobile applications' architectures using heterogeneous conceptual bricks

Research pick: Twitter sentiment - "An innovative and efficient method for Twitter sentiment analysis"

Sentiment analysis is an increasingly important part of data mining, especially in the age of social media and social networking where there is endless opinion and commentary that could be of use to a wide range of stakeholders in commerce, other businesses, and even politics.

Now, an innovative and efficient method of sentiment analysis of comments on the microblogging platform, Twitter, is reported in the International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management by a team from India. Hima Suresh of the School of Computer Sciences, at Mahatma Gandhi University, in Kottayam, Kerala and Gladston Raj. S of the Department of Computer Science, Government College, also in Kerala explain how sentiment analysis centres on analysing attitudes and opinions revealed in a data set and pertaining to a particular topic of interest. The analysis exploits machine learning approaches, lexicon-based approaches and hybrid approaches that splice both of the former.

“An efficient approach for predicting sentiments would allow us to bring out opinions from the web contents and to predict online public choices,” the team suggests. They have now demonstrated a novel approach to sentiment analysis surrounding the discussion of a commercial brand on Twitter using data collected over a fourteen-month period. Their method has an unrivalled accuracy for gleaning the true opinion almost 87% of the time in their tests using a specific smart phone model as the target brand being studied. They suggest that accuracy could be improved still further by incorporating a wider lexicon that included Twitter slang, for instance.

Suresh, H. and Raj. S, G. (2019) ‘An innovative and efficient method for Twitter sentiment analysis‘, Int. J. Data Mining, Modelling and Management, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp.1-18.

8 January 2019

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Vehicle Performance

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Vehicle Performance are now available here for free:
  • Performance improvement of passive suspension of vehicles using position dependent damping
  • Comfort analysis on anti-lock braking system based on high-speed switch valve
  • Advanced control techniques for unmanned ground vehicle: literature survey
  • Optimisation design for drum-shaped dual-curvature glass
  • The software development for calculating the closing energy of automotive side swing door based on Microsoft excel
  • Optimal path planning for unmanned ground vehicles using potential field method and optimal control method

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing are now available here for free:
  • Complexity reduction of throughput optimal link scheduling algorithm through topology control in wireless networks
  • BeeWS: honeybee-inspired, large-scale routing protocol for wireless sensor networks (WSNs)
  • Use of ants foraging behaviour for routing in ad hoc networks
  • Optimal channel allocation for multi-PU and multi-SU pairs in underlay cognitive radio networks
  • An efficient dynamic access control scheme for distributed wireless sensor networks

New Editor for International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development

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.

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management are now available here for free:
  • A note on 'a new approach for solving intuitionistic fuzzy transportation problem of type-2'
  • The mediation role of social capital in relationship between buyer-supplier relationship with green supply chain collaboration
  • Nobody wants to buy sour milk: supply chain performance measure matters
  • Towards a cloud computing in the service of green logistics
  • Robust bi-objective cost-effective, multi-period, location-allocation organ transplant supply chain
  • Assessing the logistics activities aspect of economic and social development

Research pick: Defeating credit card fraud - "Combating credit card fraud with online behavioural targeting and device fingerprinting"

Online behavioural targeting and device fingerprinting could be used to combat credit card fraud according to a team from Botswana International University of Science and Technology, in Palapye, Botswana. Writing in the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, Motlhaleemang Moalosi, Hlomani Hlomani, and Othusitse Phefo explain how there are numerous existing credit card fraud detection techniques employed by card issuers and other stakeholders. Nevertheless, billions of dollars are lost each year to fraudsters.

The team has now combined behaviour and fingerprinting technology to boost the efficiency and efficacy of the fusion approach using Dempster-Shafer theory and Bayesian learning for fraud detection. The approach can spot odd behaviour that is not characteristic of the legitimate user of a given credit card and so detect fraudulent activity on the account. The approach discussed in the paper is at present a theoretical treatise, the next step will be to simulate actual behaviour using synthetic data sets and then apply to a real-world scenario for testing its efficacy. So far efficacy has been demonstrated with data from devices that have already been used in known fraudulent activity.

The team suggests that their approach goes well beyond simply tweaking existing fraud-detection algorithms and could offer what they say is a ground-breaking approach that performs far better than trial and error approaches and reduces the number of false positives.

Moalosi, M., Hlomani, H. and Phefo, O.S.D. (2019) ‘Combating credit card fraud with online behavioural targeting and device fingerprinting‘, Int. J. Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp.46-69.

7 January 2019

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Services and Operations Management

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Services and Operations Management are now available here for free:
  • Work life balance of women employees: a literature review
  • Service gap deployment: a framework to link quality gaps to service activities
  • A Pareto-based approach to optimise aggregate production planning problem considering reliable supplier selection
  • Improving the quality and yield in the casting of compressor pulley through the application of total failure mode and effects analysis
  • Contact centre service excellence: a proposed conceptual framework
  • ERP implementation in public healthcare, achievable benefits and encountered criticalities - an investigation from Italy

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management are now available here for free:
  • Relationship between time perspective and job satisfaction
  • Excellence in public administration: job satisfaction as a factor of good administration
  • Human resources management in responsible small businesses: why, how and for what?
  • Women and the glass ceiling in the community of Madrid hotel industry
  • Linking women's glass ceiling beliefs and employee satisfaction: the mediation of engagement
  • The mediating role of work engagement between psychosocial safety climate and organisational citizenship behaviours: a study in the nursing and health sector in Quebec
  • Engagement as an antecedent of the satisfaction-performance relation: a study with line managers
  • Enablers of employee engagement and its subsequent impact on job satisfaction

Special issue published: "Future Trends on Software Based Knowledge Management Process"

International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies 10(1) 2019

  • Knowledge management based supplier selection of wind turbine manufacturer supply chain
  • Knowledge based non-functional software distinguishing quality effort estimation using fuzzy use case point approach
  • Retrieving knowledgeable information from cloud using trapezoid-based multi-keyword query ranking with weighted distributed function
  • Reliable army knowledge management process using perception tacit knowledge with xenogeneic deep neural networks
  • Development of knowledge based sentiment analysis system using lexicon approach on twitter data
  • Implementing cooperative bacterial foraging optimisation algorithm based resources and VM management in IaaS cloud
  • An integrated approach to performance measurement, analysis, improvements and knowledge management in healthcare sector

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking

The following sample articles from the International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking are now available here for free:
  • A revocable certificateless encryption scheme with high performance
  • Parallel solution of the discretised and linearised G-heat equation
  • Improved pre-copy algorithm using statistical prediction and compression model for efficient live memory migration
  • Fully secure hierarchical inner product encryption for privacy preserving keyword searching in cloud
  • Estimating data stream tendencies to adapt clustering parameters
  • Comparable encryption scheme supporting multiple users in cloud computing
  • Secure and verifiable outsourcing protocol for non-negative matrix factorisation
  • Revenue maximisation for scheduling deadline-constrained mouldable jobs on high performance computing as a service platforms

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Business Information Systems

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Business Information Systems are now available here for free:
  • Emergence of multipresence - a theoretical underpinning
  • Relative importance of CSF in ERP implementation strategy: a multi-participant AHP approach
  • An empirical examination of antecedents determining students' usage of clickers in a digital marketing module
  • A triangular perception of scope creep influencing the project success
  • Code refactoring using slice-based cohesion metrics and aspect-oriented programming
  • Developing SOA-enabled service agility capabilities: case studies in services industry
  • Citizen centric assessment framework for e-governance services quality

6 January 2019

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing are now available here for free:
  • An application of the option-pricing model to the valuation of a football player in the 'Serie A League'
  • Shedding light on the profitability of Italian professional football clubs where a different business model is performing
  • Exploring the determinants of 2022 FIFA World Cup attendance in Qatar
  • Investigating the effect of brand identity and character on brand loyalty of football team fans
  • Strategic corporate social responsibility or responsible performance of sporting organisations in Australia
  • An analysis of critical success factors on hosting professional golf tournaments using analytic hierarchy process - Korean experts' perspective
  • Identify and prioritise factors affecting sports consumer behaviour in Iran
  • On estimating the determinants of yearling thoroughbred prices
  • Consumer behaviour and sport services: an examination of fitness centre loyalty

International Journal of Granular Computing, Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems to invite expanded papers from 2019 International Conference of Advanced Research in Applied Science, Engineering and Technology for potential publication

Extended versions of papers presented at the 2019 International Conference of Advanced Research in Applied Science, Engineering and Technology (1-2 March 2019, Houston, TX, USA) will be invited for review and potential publication by the International Journal of Granular Computing, Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems.

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Reliability and Safety

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Reliability and Safety are now available here for free:
  • Equilibrium equations in interval models of structures
  • A fuzzy surrogate modelling approach for real-time predictions in mechanised tunnelling
  • Reliable power flow and short circuit analysis of systems with uncertain data
  • Solution of uncertain linear systems of equations with probability-box parameters
  • Structural dynamic problems in time domain under uncertainty: an interval finite element approach
  • Fatigue reliability evaluation of short-span concrete bridges under dynamic impacts of stochastic truck loading
  • Solving the power allocation problem using methods with result verification
  • Extrapolation of extreme traffic load effects on a cable-stayed bridge based on weigh-in-motion measurements
  • Using statistical and interval-based approaches to propagate snow measurement uncertainty to structural reliability
  • Numerical simulation of wooden structures with polymorphic uncertainty in material properties
  • Uncertainty assessment in the results of inverse problems: applied to damage detection in masonry dams

5 January 2019

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology

The following sample articles from the International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology are now available here for free:
  • Comparative study of performance and emission characteristics of a CI engine using blends of corn oil methyl ester with diesel fuel
  • Influence of nozzle opening pressure on combustion, performance and emission analysis of waste cooking oil biodiesel fuelled diesel engine
  • A comprehensive review of biodiesel and CNG as alternative fuels for compression ignition engine
  • Fault current contribution and short circuit behaviour of a solar PV integrated distribution network
  • Design of solar photovoltaic energy generation system for off-grid applications Neha Adhikari
  • To study the effect of glucose feeding rate for sustainable voltage generation from microbial fuel cell containing wastewaters
  • Structural, morphological and electrical characterisation of rGO-P3HT composite film for photovoltaic applications
  • Optimal condition monitoring of wind turbines using intelligent image processing and internet of things
  • Solar sorption cooling for residential air-conditioning applications
  • A modelling and analysis of exhaust gas recirculation system to lower the NOx emission from internal combustion engine: a review on advanced and novel concepts
  • Performance of generalised unified power flow controller in transmission system
  • Techno-economic scrutiny of HRES through GA and PSO technique
  • Wavelet and Hilbert Huang transform based wind turbine imbalance fault classification model using k-nearest neighbour algorithm
  • Preparation and characterisation of Cao nanoparticle for biodiesel production from mixture of edible and non-edible oils
  • Comparative performance analysis of an SI engine with treated and raw biogas
  • Anaerobic digestion of grass-cuttings under mesophilic and regulated digester pressure
  • A comparative study of oxygenated additives for diesel in compression ignition engine
  • Evaluation of optical efficiency of an all-glass ETC using ray tracing technique

International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management to invite expanded papers from National Conference on Entrepreneurship Development and Technological Innovation for potential publication

Extended versions of papers presented at the National Conference on Entrepreneurship Development and Technological Innovation (NCEDTI) 2019 (1-2 March 2019, HBTU, Kanpur, India) will be invited for review and potential publication by the International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management.

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing

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  • Thingiverse: review and analysis of available files
  • Numerical and experimental analysis of product development by composite metal foil manufacturing
  • Digital design integrity for additive manufacturing: examining reliability issues in the digital preproduction process
  • Multi-objective optimisation of fused deposition modelling process parameters using RSM and fuzzy logic for build time and support material
  • Additive manufacturing of H13 tooling element with conformal cooling channel using MIG cladding

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management

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  • The impact of 2008 credit crisis on currency stability structure
  • Quality and productivity improvement through spot welding process optimisation in automobile body shop
  • The evaluation of green manufacturing strategies adopted by ISO 14001 certificate holders in Jordan
  • TQM as business strategy: a meta-analysis review
  • Understanding nature of empathy through the lens of service encounter: a phenomenological study on FLE's
  • Development and validation of multi-dimensional wind turbine service quality scale for measuring operations and maintenance service quality in wind energy sector
  • Soft total quality management and lean manufacturing initiatives: model development through structural equation modelling

4 January 2019

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Procurement Management

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  • The effects of the degree of produce perishability and the choice of procurement channel on supplier opportunism: empirical evidence from the food processing industry
  • IT outsourcing through group decision-making based on the principles of interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy theory
  • Small- and medium-sized enterprises in public procurement in primary social and healthcare services
  • A simulation/optimisation approach to support the resource allocation in service firms
  • A production inventory model for deteriorating products with selling price dependent consumption rate and shortages under inflationary environment
  • Risk and revenue of a lessor's dynamic joint pricing and inventory planning with adjustment costs under differential inflation

Special issue published: "Vehicle Simulation with the Projectchrono Open Source Platform"

International Journal of Vehicle Performance 5(1) 2019
  • Active longitudinal load transfer control for improving vehicle's stability
  • Chrono::Vehicle: template-based ground vehicle modelling and simulation
  • Lightweight dynamic vehicle models oriented to vehicle electrification
  • Deformable soil with adaptive level of detail for tracked and wheeled vehicles
  • Cosimulation of vehicle dynamics and terrain interaction to predict one-pass vehicle cone index
Additional paper
  • Integration of geometry and small and large deformation analysis for vehicle modelling: chassis, and airless and pneumatic tyre flexibility

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Operational Research

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  • Optimal inventory replenishment and pricing for a single-manufacturer and multi-retailer system of deteriorating items
  • Two phase approach for performance analysis and optimisation of industrial systems using uncertain data
  • A novel two-stage approach for solving a bi-objective facility layout problem
  • Analysis of work-system design stage of production system life cycle using integrated ISM-MIMBI analysis
  • A multi-objective solid transportation problem with reliability for damageable items in random fuzzy environment

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research

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  • The generalised maximum α entropy principle
  • An EPQ model for deteriorating items with variable demand rate and allowable shortages
  • Queuing theory-based innovation diffusion modelling incorporating change in adoption rate
  • Transient analysis of a discrete-time infinite server queue with system disaster
  • An optimal inventory control in hybrid manufacturing/remanufacturing system with deteriorating and defective items
  • A fuzzy robust programming approach to multi-objective portfolio optimisation problem under uncertainty
  • Characterisations of the production possibility set in data envelopment analysis: an MOLP approach
  • Passengers queue analysis in international airports terminals in Kerala using multiphase queuing system

3 January 2019

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering

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  • Line integral convolution-based non-local structure tensor
  • A study of cooperative advertising in a one-manufacturer two-retailer supply chain based on the multi-stage dynamic game theory
  • Improved artificial bee colony algorithm with differential evolution for the numerical optimisation problems
  • Building a large-scale testing dataset for conceptual semantic annotation of text
  • The intensional semantic conceptual graph matching algorithm based on conceptual sub-graph weight self-adjustment
  • Coordinated scan detection algorithm based on the global characteristics of time sequence
  • Particle swarm optimisation with time varying cognitive avoidance component
  • Applying transmission-coverage algorithms for secure geocasting in VANETs
  • Improving stability of PCA-based network anomaly detection by means of kernel-PCA
  • Enhancing the performance of process level redundancy with coprocessors in symmetric multiprocessors

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms

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  • Investigation on different clustering techniques in wireless sensor networks
  • Experimental analysis of impact of term weighting schemes on cluster quality
  • A literature survey on the performance evaluation model of semantics enabled web services
  • A framework to mitigate ARP sniffing attacks by cache poisoning
  • Advance intelligence tyre monitoring system using ambient backscatter technology in VANETs
  • Health data analytics using scalable logistic regression with stochastic gradient descent
  • Intelligent sports commentary recommendation system for individual cricket players
  • False data detection and dynamic selection of aggregator nodes with pair-wise key establishment in homogeneous wireless sensor networks
  • Increased level of security using DNA steganography
  • India's technological climate: a harbinger in resolving and reducing the carbon footprint
  • Energy saving offloading scheme for mobile cloud computing using CloudSim
  • Dissection of the experimental outcome of split-protocol
  • Power modelling of sensors for IoT using reinforcement learning

Special issue published: "Paradigms, Policies and Developmental Studies for Migration and Global Society – Part I"

International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy 13(3/4) 2018

  • World risk society. Environmental risks: a driving force for cosmopolitanism
  • Forthcoming changes in world population distribution and global connectivity: implications for global foresight
  • Beyond Sigmund Freud's Totem and Taboo vision for the future - the omnipotence of thought
  • Subjectivity and the evolution of reality
  • About the philosophy of international relations
  • For a 'Europe of cultural regions'
  • Saving the economic system
  • Foresight into climate-compatible futures for cities and regions
  • The conception of human beingness at different times, in different cultures, up to the present
  • Brazilian agricultural sector: potentials and problems from different points of view
  • An empirical analysis of the organisational structure and processes in a refugee collection centre
  • Policy analysis and strategic foresight for maintaining security during public events in the Global South

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning

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  • Semi-supervised algorithm with knowledge-based features for learner's profiles interoperability
  • Students' perception of Quizlet as a Chinese learning tool: a preliminary study
  • Challenges concerning deep learning in SPOCs
  • A multi-agents system to compute human learning indicators activities based on model-driven engineering approach
  • Discussion-facilitator: towards enabling students with hearing disabilities to participate in classroom discussions
  • Comparing novice programing environments for use in secondary education: App Inventor for Android vs. Alice
  • Automatic summary of teachers' error feedback based on taxonomy
  • Chao: a framework for the development of orchestration technologies for technology-enhanced learning activities using tablets in classrooms

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Power Electronics

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  • Optimising the performance of three-phase neutral-point clamped rectifier under disturbed AC mains
  • A comparative analysis of DFPI correctors and different techniques to regulate a shunt active power filter
  • Design and implementation of a MRAS sliding mode observer for the inverse of the rotor time constant of the induction motor
  • FPGA implementation and analysis of model predictive current control for three-phase voltage source inverter
  • A three-phase current reconstruction technique using a single current sensor based on active vector pulse insertion
  • Evaluation of level-shifted carrier PWM technique for neutral-point stabilisation of five-level DCMLI

2 January 2019

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies

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  • Tailoring case study research: a strengths approach
  • Gender stereotypes in Greek computer science school textbooks
  • A modern approach to discrete structures
  • Should I stay or should I go? A case of CSR in the occupied Palestinian territories
  • The use of computer games in classroom environment

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Power and Energy Conversion

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  • Analysis of lightning transient in 2 × 25 kV AC autotransformer traction system
  • Direct torque control strategy applied to the grid connected wind farm based on the PMSG and controlled with variable structure approach
  • Impact of isolation process of faulty section on reliability of distribution system connected with distributed generation
  • Design of a control system based on PMS motor for solar vehicles
  • A hybrid LR-secant method-invasive weed optimisation for profit-based unit commitment

Special issue published: "High-Level Programming Approaches for Accelerators"

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking 13(1) 2019
  • Acceleration of unstructured implicit low-order finite-element earthquake simulation using OpenACC on Pascal GPUs
  • PACC: a directive-based programming framework for out-of-core stencil computation on accelerators
  • Efficient implementation of OpenACC cache directive on NVIDIA GPUs
  • Performance evaluation of OpenMP's target construct on GPUs - exploring compiler optimisations
  • Developments in memory management in OpenMP
  • Using the loop chain abstraction to schedule across loops in existing code
  • Creating a portable, high-level graph analytics paradigm for compute and data-intensive applications
Additional paper
  • Load-balanced overlay recovery scheme with delay minimisation

Free sample articles newly available from International Journal of Manufacturing Research

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  • Investigation of machining rate and roughness for rotary ultrasonic drilling of Inconel 718 alloy with slotted diamond metal bonded tool
  • Experimental investigation of cutting parameters influence on surface finish during turning of steel using Taguchi approach
  • Analysis of the twist of ruled surfaces: application to strip machining
  • Extraction of dispatching rules for single machine total weighted tardiness using a modified genetic algorithm and data mining

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

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  • Self-healing of self-compacting concretes made with blast furnace slag cements activated by crystalline admixture
  • Analysis on surface characteristics of electro-discharge machined Inconel 718
  • Analysis of dimensional inaccuracies in square cavities generated on Ti-6Al-4V using planetary EDM
  • Application supporting the process of manufacturing modular construction
  • An investigation on the tensile properties and micro-structure of hybrid metal matrix composites
  • Recent status of overlay by plasma transferred arc welding technique
  • Re-ranking in user-driven reputation systems with splay tree