Though, we have survived the ‘End of the world’ Mayan prophecy on 21 st December but the famous economist Nouriel Roubini believes that in 2013, “the perfect financial storm will hit the world.” He has given five factors that would affect the world in 2013:
As I begin my tenure as editorinchief of Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Humans in ICT Environments, I am pleased both personally and professionally to continue building the significance of this journal inthe scientific literature of many research fields. The founding editorinchief, Professor Pertti Saariluoma, has contributed greatly to defining the basis for the scope of Human Technology. During his editorial tenure, the papers published inthe journal have addressed a wide variety of questions related to human–technology research. Earlier issues of the journal have covered research on mobile communication, innovations, ICT and education, human technologies for special needs, games and smart environments, culture, creativity and technology, distributed leadership and on-line communities, design-use relationships, cognition and HCI, psychology of programming, and creativity in software design. This variety of fields and topics certainly illustrates the multidisciplinary nature of human– technology research. Inthe inaugural issue of the journal, Professor Saariluoma stated that becoming familiar with the wide variety of questions at the intersection of humans and technology and the potential solutions demands exploration irrespective of the field of research (Saariluoma, 2005). Clearly, no single theory or particular approach will solve the totality of human–technology problems (e.g., the grand challenges or “wicked problems” in many societies). One of the guiding principles in multidisciplinary research, therefore, has been to foster and support openness towards multiple schools of thoughts (Stahl & Hesse, 2011).
In last editorial I have spoken about subprime tremors and global warming of economy. As expected, these tremors and global warming signals have their first victims. Citigroup, UBS, Soc Gen every bank balance sheet is in red. Reason? Reason may be simple, they were not smart enough to see the future. Many of you may laugh at the comment that biggest banks inthe world are smart enough … but think again !!
The digital divide creates implications for human development. Throughout the millennia, humans have used varying types of technology to support their economic and social existence. Often, scientific development has underpinned economic growth. Science is the frontrunner of human development, and one of the significant means of addressing human problems in a diversity of areas, such as health, education, social development, technology, and communication, to name a few. It forms the border between what we know now, what we are learning at this moment, and what could be as a result of current learning. The production of new knowledge is built upon prior knowledge (Arunachalam, 2003). No other human institution provides such systematic, practical, and progressive stepping stones to bridge the past
Logically, scientific truths make assumptions concerning reality, and therefore they rely on intuitions. We can look for grounds but, because we cannot have endless chains of arguments, at some stage we have to establish our knowledge on intuitions. This rather abstract truth has practical consequences. For example, human attention used to be described in terms of capacity, but this no longer is believed to be the only way (Broadbent, 1958; Covan, 2000). Clinical attention research leads scholars to suggest that certain mental contents may affect attentional information processing so that, for instance, agoraphobics process threatening words differently than neutral words (McNally & Foa, 1987). It was just an intuitive assumption that capacity is the only important perspective to attention.
I am proud to announce you that Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Medicine has been approved by Medical Journal Commission of Ministry of Health and Medical Education to be a Scientific Research Journal. Additionally Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Medicine is now indexed in DOAJ, EBSCO, Index copernicus, ISC, Magiran.
Perhaps what is needed today is simply a new approach, a new way of thinking. Without rejecting the established laws, we can look at ideas more dynamically. By using multiple lenses we can begin to imagine different possibilities for innovation, potential solutions for currently unsolvable problems (Laudan, 1977). But most importantly, we must be able to look at ideas with an eye toward tomorrow. This presupposes that we are wise enough to recognize that not all ideas are in usable form today. We must be able to see the potential in an idea: The decision should not be “This idea is useless to us today,” and then not only allowing the idea to die but also become forgotten; rather, the decision should be “This idea is okay,” and so it is allowed to progress. We must allow for the evolution of ideas, for the re- tooling of ideas, for the taking of current ideas to new levels, for seeing how more than one underdeveloped idea can be united with other ideas to form a greater good, and even allowing an impractical idea for today to survive long enough for it to have value and use in a more receptive and appropriate future.
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When we discuss interaction and communication technology (ICT) usability, the images of ordinary users facing difficulties in getting things to work come easily to mind. People who struggle to use digital applications or find mobile services, or feel lost or frustrated when trying to use all of the features of a remote controller seem to form the very stereotype of users that interaction research should help. How my auntie, elderly neighbor, or disabled brother could survive in an ICT-infused world is a recognized problem today, although not that long ago, their problems were not a priority. The main focus of the research had been on early middle-aged families with Western backgrounds (Czaja, 1997; Newell & Gregor, 1997). Of course, concentration on the “ordinary” people is acceptable on several grounds. Consumers form the widest audience and markets for new ICT products. They also may have the least amount of time for learning new environments and gadgets. Finally, they often possess the lowest level of computing skills or technical know-how. This is why emphasis on the usability of applications is understandably of great importance among interaction researchers. However, it would be a mistake to think that usability should be directed only toward solving the challenges of ordinary people.
As Editor-in-Chief of the Brazilian Journal of Nephrology (BJN) we have indicated in a previous Editorial the need to consolidate our Journal inthe international nephrology community through high level publications of Brazilian nephrologists and perhaps even attract Latin American (LA) papers since our Journal is the only one in this field indexed in Medline in LA. 1
The ABC Symposium, organized by the newly created Scientific Research Board, whose head is Francisco Rafael M. Laurindo, represented a unique opportunity for discussion. TheEditor- in-Chief of the Brazilian Archives of Cardiology (Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia), Fernando Bacal, spoke on current issues and the journal perspectives, and theEditor-in-Chief of the Spanish Journal of Cardiology (Revista Española de Cardiología)), Fernando Alfonso, presented the example of the publication search due to its excellence and the impact. The Symposium also presented discussion topics such as the impact factor and the new assessment model of the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Capes), as well as the presentation of considerations on the current standing of scientific research in Brazil. The discussions were conducted, respectively, by Rogério Meneghini, representing the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO); José R. Lapa e Silva, from Capes; and Eduardo Moacyr Krieger, representing the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. Finally, a general discussion was carried out with the audience and the panel of guests.
The associate editor is an expert in their specific area of ophthalmology, above all being committed and devoted to the selection and supervision of the proofreaders’ work. Therefore, theeditor-in-chief and associate editors will choose the proofreaders of a given work. Based on the proofreaders suggestion and evaluation, the associate editors will suggest a final decision to theeditor-in-chief. Theeditor-in-chief then welcomes or changes the decision of accepting, rejecting, or requesting proofreading of the article.
First of all, I would like to congratulate Dr. Flávio Kapczinski, Editor-in-Chief of Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, as well as the other members of the editorial board, for their initiative in opening this issue with an original paper on a psychoanalytic topic. Psychiatry has achieved great developments in different ields, e.g. psychopharmacology, different psychotherapeutic approaches, addiction treatment, and public mental health policies, among others. All these advances have consolidated psychiatry as a complex and multifactorial science. In this sense, bringing together all such different ields of interest is an important challenge in any psychiatric journal. We congratulate the editorial board for pursuing this goal.
Over the past five years, I have served as editor-in-chief of the Revista Dental Press de Ortodontia e Ortopedia Facial which, from 2010 on, is being published in English and is, now, called Dental Press Journal of Orthodon- tics. I read, then, thousands of articles and wrote 30 editorials. This is the 31 st and the last of them.
What could a pediatric cardiologist born in Germany, who has lived in London for over 20 years, and a professor of anatomy at the University of Split in Croatia have in common? In addition to being amicable people and being passionate for what they do, Sabine Kleinert and Ana Maruši ć are publishers of scientific journals inthe medical area. Kleinert is the Senior Executive Editor of one of the world’s leading medical journals, The Lancet, and Maruši ć was the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Croatian Medical Journal, a publication that has very similar profile and characteristics to the Brazilian publications.
In my tenure as Editor-in- Chief of the Journal of Behavioral Optometry and Optometry & Visual Performance and editor of Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs and two upcoming volumes of Vision herapy: Success Stories from Around the World (being brought to you by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation as part of your membership, by the way), I have heard almost every excuse under the sun for not writing. “I have nothing to say,” “I am not a good writer,” “I do not have the time,” and “I do not have access to reference materials” are some of the more common pretexts. I am here to call you all out and say: just write!
TheEditor-in-Chief has been informed that the results in Table 1 and in Table 2 presented inthe article: Population variability and comparative analysis of macroelement concentrations in pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) Leaves and surrounding soils published inthe Archives of Biological Sciences in 2014, Vol. 66, Issue 4 partially overlap with the results in Tables 1, 2, 3a and 3b, published inthe article Batos B, Miletić Z, Orlović S, Miljković D. Variability of nutritive macroelements in pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) leaves in Serbia. Genetika. 2010;42(3):435-53, DOI: 10.2298/GENSR1003435B without proper cross-referencing.
scripts within the first year. Inthe near future, indexation may be achieved if we strictly follow a few rules. The journal has received support from Professor Antonio Spina-França Neto, editor-in-chief of Arquivos de Neuro- Psiquiatria, the most prestigious neurological journal in Brazil, and also from Abel Laerte Parker and other expert librarians of the Pan-American Health Organization and fromthe SCIELO (Scientific Library On-Line), a very successful Brazilian initiative designed for the on-line dif- fusion of Brazilian and Latin American scientific papers. If their guidance is followed, Dementia & Neuropsychologia will be on-line even before the end of its first year. Then, the first published papers will be retrospectively included inthe on-line library and will be freely available to both national and international communities. When this land- mark is accomplished, the journal will be attractive for the speed of on-line publication. The next challenge will be international indexation (PubMed, ISIS).
This article is a review of the jubilee scientific journal "European Researcher. Series A ", marked at all in 2016 – the sixth anniversary, of regular and of continuous publication. In addition to the history of the newspaper are exposed to the development phase of its program concept. The journal is the period 2010 – 2016 year, profiled in an important factor of development and the formation of professional and scientific thought. Journal “European Research. Series A” is now open forum for publicizing and stimulating innovative thinking on all aspects of the social sciences, the entire international academic community. In all this we emphasize the infinite persistence, creative energy but also authoring and management merits chiefeditor and founder of the Journal, Dr Aleksandr Cherkasov for survival and development for this great publishing project.
In this last editorial of the year, we would like to address issues that surround and alict theeditor- in-chiefin his craft. Theeditor-in-chief is supposed to be the “gatekeeper”, with the power to decide whether an article must be published in a journal. However, the word “power” needs to be problematized. What is the real power of an editor? Going over the editorial process: i) the article submitted is evaluated for format and similarities; (ii) after that irst evaluation, it is forwarded to theeditor-in-chief, who decides if the article must be immediately rejected (desk-reject) or be sent to a science editorinthe thematic area of text in question. Inthe case of RAE, many articles are rejected inthe screening stage carried out by theeditor-in-chief and the assistant editor. However, if the article passes the evaluation process, theeditor-in-chief works with his/her colleagues – scientiic editors and reviewers – on opinions to improve the article for publication. What is the power of theeditor-in- chief? Respect the decisions of scientiic editors, and work with the reviewers on the assessment and development of the article. Can theeditor-in-chief not meet his scientiic editors’ recommendations? At irst, yes, but this could end the evaluation system. If a scientiic editor’s recommendation is not followed, then why should he continue this task free, to support the academic ield? Oftentimes, theeditor-in-chief may cling to more than one scientiic editor – inthe same way as we consult a doctor for a second opinion, at times; but he/she cannot employ such strategy in examining all the articles, except when there is considerable doubt. Theeditor-in-chief is not a sadist who likes to torture the authors, hoping that they do badly inthe process; instead, he/she needs articles. You can say that theeditor-in-chief needs articles that can make the journal an interesting research space, where authors and ideas that contribute to the construction of local and universal knowledge found. Texts that may serve as a reference for other studies: this is the nature of academic journals.