Journals

  • Neurocomputing

    Neurocomputing Software Track publishes a new format, the Original Software Publication (OSP) to disseminate exiting and useful software in the areas of neural networks and learning systems, including, but not restricted to, architectures, learning methods, analysis of network dynamics, theories of learning, self-organization, biological neural network modelling, sensorimotor transformations and interdisciplinary topics with artificial intelligence, artificial life, cognitive science, computational learning theory, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, information theory, machine learning, neurobiology and pattern recognition. We encourage high-quality original software submissions which contain non-trivial contributions in the above areas related to the implementations of algorithms, toolboxes, and real systems. The software must adhere to a recognized legal license, such as OSI approved licenses.

    Importantly, the software will be a full peer reviewed publication that is able to capture your software updates once they are released. To fully acknowledge the author's/developers work your software will be fully citable as an Original Software Publication, archived and indexed and available as a complete online "body of work" for other researchers and practitioners to discover.

    See the detailed Submission instructions, and more information about the process for academically publishing your Software: here

  • Linguistics and Education

    Aims & Scope

    Linguistics and Education is an international peer-reviewed journal that welcomes submissions from across the world that advance knowledge, theory, or methodology at the intersections of linguistics and education. The journal is concerned with the role played by language and other communicative/semiotic systems in mediating opportunities for learning and participation in a globalized world. Research published in the journal engages with the complexities and changing realities of educational contexts and practices, focusing on all levels of formal education, as well as a wide variety of informal learning contexts throughout the lifespan and across modes, genres and technologies.

    Linguistics and Education encourages submissions that incorporate theories and methodologies from all traditions of linguistics and language study to explore any aspect of education. Areas of study at the intersection of linguistics and education include, but are not limited to: sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, conversation analysis, linguistic anthropology, ethnography of communication, language socialization, narrative studies, gesture/sign/visual forms of communication, social semiotics, literacy studies, language policy, language ideology, functional grammar or text/corpus linguistics.

    Linguistics and Education is a research-oriented journal. Papers may address practical and policy implications for education but must be built on robust research and have a strong conceptual grounding in their analyses and discussions. Linguistics and Education welcomes papers from across disciplinary and interdisciplinary research traditions that reflect principled application of qualitative, quantitative or mixed methodological paradigms and research designs (e.g. case studies, ethnographic fieldwork, experimental/semi-experimental studies, etc.). Papers must be relevant to an international readership.

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  • International Journal of Educational Research

    Aims & Scope

    The International Journal of Educational Research publishes research papers in the field of Education. Papers published in IJER address themes of major interest to researchers, practitioners, and policy makers working in different international contexts. Work must be of a quality and context that the Editorial Board think would be of interest to an international readership. The aims and scope of the journals are to:

    • Publish high quality papers that are of international significance in terms of design and/or findings;
    • Publish papers on topics that are of international significance across educational contexts and which discuss explicitly how the findings of the paper can inform research, policy, or practice beyond the context in which the original work is undertaken;
    • Promote greater equality and representation in academic publishing and be inclusive of a variety of knowledge traditions. This means that papers that challenge established paradigms and present alternative approaches to educational research are of special interest to us;
    • Encourage collaboration by international teams of researchers to create special issues on these topics;
    • Publish papers that are accessible to a wide audience of educationalists with varied backgrounds.

    What can papers/special issues be about?

    Proposals for special issues and individual papers can be on any contemporary educational topic of international interest. Reports of high quality educational research involving any discipline and methodology will be welcome. However, the journal's aim is to ensure it publishes high quality research that could potentially inform research, policy, or practice beyond the context in which the original work is undertaken.

    The research reported does not have to be comparative in the traditional sense of comparing aspects of education in different countries or cultures; a paper may report research carried out in just one location or cultural setting. Work can be drawn from any context or research paradigm. All papers, even those that focus on only one country's case study, must engage with broader theories and discussions in the field. We are specifically looking for originality and clear significance to an international readership.

    All manuscripts submitted to the Journal must have the following features:

    • Explanation of how the question addressed in the paper relates to the existing literature;
    • Explicitly stated research question;
    • Detailed description of the research design and data analysis;
    • Discussion of the results (a) in light of the existing literature, (b) highlighting how the results inform research, policy, or practice beyond the context in which the original work is undertaken;
    • All advice listed in the 'Instructions for Authors' must be followed

    As well as papers, which report the findings of empirical research, papers, which provide critical literature reviews of research on specific educational topics of international interest, will also be welcome. Literature reviews need to explain in great detail the systematic procedures used for the selection of the literature included in the analysis.

    Manuscripts can also be submitted to the Journal's open access companion title, the International Journal of Educational Research Open.

    Types of publication

    The International Journal of Educational Research publishes research papers and special issues on specific topics of interest to international audiences of educational researchers. Regular issues of research papers have an open call for manuscripts. Strong manuscripts will be reviewed. There is an Editorial Board policy that weaker manuscripts or manuscripts that do not follow the Guidelines for Authors will be rejected before review.

    Special issues are usually composed of individually invited manuscripts handled by a guest editor. Guest editors have responsibility for putting together the author team and handling the peer review process. Note that proposals for Special Issues must follow the format descripted in the Guide for Authors.

    How are papers assessed?

    Papers (including those in special issues) are subject to a peer review process, using an international panel of researchers who are expert in relevant fields. Referees are asked to judge the quality of research and also the relevance and accessibility of a paper for an international audience. The journal uses double anonymized peer reviews, meaning any reviewers are unable to establish the author(s) of a manuscript. Authors must propose three reviewers for their manuscripts. These reviewers should be international in scope and at least one of them should be from an English language speaking country. Authors should not suggest reviewers from their own institution or reviewers where a conflict of interest may arise for the reviewer. For special issues, referees are asked first to judge the quality of a proposal, and then to judge the entire contents of a draft issue. More detailed information on this process is provided under Guide for Authors.

    Ethical guidelines

    Work must be undertaken in an ethical manner. Research must have been undertaken in accordance with Elsevier's guidelines on ethical research available at: http://www.ethics.elsevier.com/

  • International Journal of Educational Research

    Aims & Scope

    The International Journal of Educational Research publishes research papers in the field of Education. Papers published in IJER address themes of major interest to researchers, practitioners, and policy makers working in different international contexts. Work must be of a quality and context that the Editorial Board think would be of interest to an international readership. The aims and scope of the journals are to:

    • Publish high quality papers that are of international significance in terms of design and/or findings;
    • Publish papers on topics that are of international significance across educational contexts and which discuss explicitly how the findings of the paper can inform research, policy, or practice beyond the context in which the original work is undertaken;
    • Promote greater equality and representation in academic publishing and be inclusive of a variety of knowledge traditions. This means that papers that challenge established paradigms and present alternative approaches to educational research are of special interest to us;
    • Encourage collaboration by international teams of researchers to create special issues on these topics;
    • Publish papers that are accessible to a wide audience of educationalists with varied backgrounds.

    What can papers/special issues be about?

    Proposals for special issues and individual papers can be on any contemporary educational topic of international interest. Reports of high quality educational research involving any discipline and methodology will be welcome. However, the journal's aim is to ensure it publishes high quality research that could potentially inform research, policy, or practice beyond the context in which the original work is undertaken.

    The research reported does not have to be comparative in the traditional sense of comparing aspects of education in different countries or cultures; a paper may report research carried out in just one location or cultural setting. Work can be drawn from any context or research paradigm. All papers, even those that focus on only one country's case study, must engage with broader theories and discussions in the field. We are specifically looking for originality and clear significance to an international readership.

    All manuscripts submitted to the Journal must have the following features:

    • Explanation of how the question addressed in the paper relates to the existing literature;
    • Explicitly stated research question;
    • Detailed description of the research design and data analysis;
    • Discussion of the results (a) in light of the existing literature, (b) highlighting how the results inform research, policy, or practice beyond the context in which the original work is undertaken;
    • All advice listed in the 'Instructions for Authors' must be followed

    As well as papers, which report the findings of empirical research, papers, which provide critical literature reviews of research on specific educational topics of international interest, will also be welcome. Literature reviews need to explain in great detail the systematic procedures used for the selection of the literature included in the analysis.

    Manuscripts can also be submitted to the Journal's open access companion title, the International Journal of Educational Research Open.

    Types of publication

    The International Journal of Educational Research publishes research papers and special issues on specific topics of interest to international audiences of educational researchers. Regular issues of research papers have an open call for manuscripts. Strong manuscripts will be reviewed. There is an Editorial Board policy that weaker manuscripts or manuscripts that do not follow the Guidelines for Authors will be rejected before review.

    Special issues are usually composed of individually invited manuscripts handled by a guest editor. Guest editors have responsibility for putting together the author team and handling the peer review process. Note that proposals for Special Issues must follow the format descripted in the Guide for Authors.

    How are papers assessed?

    Papers (including those in special issues) are subject to a peer review process, using an international panel of researchers who are expert in relevant fields. Referees are asked to judge the quality of research and also the relevance and accessibility of a paper for an international audience. The journal uses double anonymized peer reviews, meaning any reviewers are unable to establish the author(s) of a manuscript. Authors must propose three reviewers for their manuscripts. These reviewers should be international in scope and at least one of them should be from an English language speaking country. Authors should not suggest reviewers from their own institution or reviewers where a conflict of interest may arise for the reviewer. For special issues, referees are asked first to judge the quality of a proposal, and then to judge the entire contents of a draft issue. More detailed information on this process is provided under Guide for Authors.

    Ethical guidelines

    Work must be undertaken in an ethical manner. Research must have been undertaken in accordance with Elsevier's guidelines on ethical research available at: http://www.ethics.elsevier.com/

  • Advances in Applied Mathematics

    Aims & Scope

    Interdisciplinary in its coverage, Advances in Applied Mathematics is dedicated to the publication of original and survey articles on rigorous methods and results in applied mathematics. The journal features articles on discrete mathematicsdiscrete probability theorytheoretical statisticsmathematical biology and bioinformaticsapplied commutative algebra and algebraic geometryconvexity theoryexperimental mathematicstheoretical computer science, and other areas.

    Emphasizing papers that represent a substantial mathematical advance in their field, the journal is an excellent source of current information for mathematicians, computer scientists, applied mathematicians, physicists, statisticians, and biologists. Over the past ten years, Advances in Applied Mathematics has published research papers written by many of the foremost mathematicians of our time.

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    This journal has an Open Archive. All published items, including research articles, have unrestricted access and will remain permanently free to read and download 48 months after publication. All papers in the Archive are subject to Elsevier's user license.

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  • Next Nanotechnology

    Aims & Scope

    Next Nanotechnology is a peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing research of relevance to the nanoscience and nanotechnology community.

    The journal is part of the Next family, a new suite of multidisciplinary open access journals from Elsevier spanning all branches of science. Managed by our dedicated team of full-time inhouse Editors, Next Nanotechnology offers authors speed, consistency, innovation, flexibility and ease of submission, while providing readers in the field with seamless access.

    Next Nanotechnology aims to encourage multidisciplinary discussion of nano-based chemistry, physics, materials, and biological research. The journal covers all work that furthers our understanding of nanoscience or its technological application, welcoming traditional formats such as Original Research Articles, Communications and Reviews, as well as novel formats and video content, and Comment articles to inspire next generation nano research. Next Nanotechnology welcomes exciting findings - experimental, theoretical and computational - providing a platform for all stages of innovative work on nano.

    Next Nanotechnology provides authors with rigorous peer review ensuring articles adhere to a high technical standard, with rapid decisions and a highly visible platform for scientists to share their research.

    Our Editors welcome submissions on nanoscience and nanotechnology explorations including but not limited to:

    • Carbon nanotubes and fullerenes
    • Computational nanotechnology
    • Electronic properties and devices
    • Environmental, health and safety issues
    • Molecular machines and motors
    • Molecular self-assembly
    • Nanobiotechnology
    • Nanofluidics
    • Nanomagnetism and spintronics
    • Nanomaterials
    • Nanomedicine
    • Nanometrology and instrumentation
    • Nanoparticles
    • Nanosensors and other devices
    • Nanostructured materials
    • Organic?inorganic nanostructures
    • Photonic structures and devices
    • Quantum information
    • Structural properties
    • Surface patterning and imaging
    • Synthesis and processing
    • Interdisciplinary research in nano science, technology and engineering
  • Journal of Systems Architecture

    Embedded Software Design

    The Journal of Systems Architecture: Embedded Software Design (JSA) is a journal covering all design and architectural aspects related to embedded systems and software. It ranges from the microarchitecture level via the system software level up to the application-specific architecture level. Aspects such as real-time systems, operating systems, programming languages, communications (limited to analysis and the software stack), mobile systems, parallel and distributed architectures as well as additional subjects in the computer and system architecture area will fall within the scope of this journal. Technology will not be a main focus, but its use and relevance to particular designs will be. Case studies are welcome but must contribute more than just a design for a particular piece of software.

    Design automation of such systems including methodologies, techniques and tools for their design as well as novel designs of software components fall within the scope of this journal. Novel applications that use embedded systems are also central in this journal. While JSA does not focus on hardware design, hardware/software co-design techniques with an emphasis on software are also relevant here.

    Reproducibility Badge Initiative and Software Publication

    Reproducibility Badge Initiative (RBI) is a collaboration with Code Ocean (CO), a cloud based computational reproducibility platform that helps the community by enabling sharing of code and data as a resource for non-commercial use. CO verifies the submitted code (and data) and certifies its reproducibility. Code submission will be verified by the Code Ocean team for computational reproducibility by making sure it runs, delivers results and it is self-contained. For more information please visit this help article. Note that an accepted paper will be published independently of the CO application outcome. However, if the paper receives the Reproducibility badge, it will be given additional exposure by having an attached R Badge, and by being citable at the CO website with a DOI.

    Software Impacts

    We invite you to convert your open source software into an additional journal publication in Software Impacts, a multi-disciplinary open access journal. Software Impacts provides a scholarly reference to software that has been used to address a research challenge. The journal disseminates impactful and re-usable scientific software through Original Software Publications (OSP) which describe the application of the software to research and the published outputs.

    How to submit an article to Software Impactshttps://www.journals.elsevier.com/software-impacts/

    For more information contact us at: software.impacts@elsevier.com

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  • Computers & Education

    Computers & Education aims to increase knowledge and understanding of ways in which digital technology can enhance education, through the publication of high-quality research, which extends theory and practice. The Editors welcome research papers on the pedagogical uses of digital technology, where the focus is broad enough to be of interest to a wider education community.

    We do not publish small-scale evaluations of specific software/systems in specialist domains or particular courses in individual institutions (unless the findings have broader relevance that is explicitly drawn out in the paper). Papers that include discussions of the implementation of software and/or hardware should focus on the context of use, the user/system interface, usability issues and evaluations of the user experience and impacts on and particularly on the implications for learning and teaching. Computers as a delivery platform only is insufficient. Detailed information on implementation architecture should NOT be included in the paper, but may be provided via URLs.

    We welcome systematic review papers and meta-analyses that include clear research questions, a framework of analysis, and conclusions that reflect the aims of the paper. See PRISMA guidelines for further advice.

    Authors should take care to refer to and abide by the author guidelines. Papers that do not address the criteria outlined in the author guidelines will be returned without review.
    Authors are also welcome to submit to the journal's open access companion titles, Computers & Education Open or Computers & Education: Artificial Intelligence

  • Immunity

    Immunity publishes papers that report the most important advances in immunology research. The range of subjects includes, but is not limited to, immune cell development and senescence, signal transduction, gene regulation, innate and adaptive immunity, autoimmunity, infectious disease, allergy and asthma, transplantation, and tumor immunology. We also encourage the submission of manuscripts that pertain to related areas of research but have broad implications for immune responses in all aspects of human and experimental animal biology.

  • Computer Science Review

    Computer Science Review publishes research surveys and expository overviews of open problems in computer science.

    All articles are aimed at a general computer science audience seeking a full and expert overview of the latest developments across computer science research.

    Articles from other fields are welcome, as long as their content is relevant to and has impact on the development of computer science. In particular, articles that review the application of well-known Computer Science methods to other areas are in scope only if these articles advance the fundamental understanding of those methods.

    Contributing authors are expected to be recognized experts in the areas that they survey, have a significant publication record in the specific domain and the experience to provide a clear and well-balanced treatment of the subject.

  • Journal of Financial Stability

    Published in collaboration with the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University

    The Journal of Financial Stability provides an international forum for rigorous theoretical and empirical macro and micro economic and financial analysis of the causes, management, resolution and preventions of financial crises, including banking, securities market, payments and currency crises. The primary focus is on applied research that would be useful in affecting public policy with respect to financial stability. Thus, the Journal seeks to promote interaction among researchers, policy-makers and practitioners to identify potential risks to financial stability and develop means for preventing, mitigating or managing these risks both within and across countries.

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  • International Journal of Medical Microbiology

    Pathogen genome sequencing projects have provided a wealth of data that need to be set in context to pathogenicity and the outcome of infections. In addition, the interplay between a pathogen and its host cell has become increasingly important to understand and interfere with diseases caused by microbial pathogens. IJMM meets these needs by focusing on genome and proteome analyses, studies dealing with the molecular mechanisms of pathogenicity and the evolution of pathogenic agents, the interactions between pathogens and host cells ("cellular microbiology"), and molecular epidemiology. To help the reader keeping up with the rapidly evolving new findings in the field of medical microbiology, IJMM publishes original articles, case studies and topical, state-of-the-art mini-reviews in a well balanced fashion. All articles are strictly peer-reviewed. Important topics are reinforced by 2 special issues per year dedicated to a particular theme. Finally, at irregular intervals, current opinions on recent or future developments in medical microbiology are presented in an editorial section. Announcement: From January 2020International Journal of Medical Microbiology is an open access journal. Authors who publish in International Journal of Medical Microbiology will be able to make their work immediately, permanently, and freely accessible. International Journal of Medical Microbiology authors will pay an article publishing charge (APC), have a choice of license options, and retain copyright to their published work.



    International Journal of Medical Microbiology continues with the same aims and scope, editorial team, submission system and rigorous peer review.

  • Genetics in Medicine

    Genetics in Medicine (GIM) is an official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. The journal's mission is to enhance the knowledge, understanding, and practice of medical genetics and genomics through publications in clinical and laboratory genetics and genomics, including ethical, legal, and social issues as well as public health. As genetics and genomics continue to increase in importance and relevance in medical practice, the journal will be an accessible and authoritative resource for the dissemination of medical genetic knowledge to all medical providers through appropriate original research, reviews, commentaries, standards, and guidelines. GIM encourages research that combats racism, includes diverse populations and is written by authors from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.

    In addition:

    • GIM does not publish case reports
    • Manuscripts reporting population level research carried out in predominantly or exclusively White populations will generally not be accepted without strong justification for lack of diversity in the population studied.
    • The significance of articles reporting data and/or observations from a limited geographic region is evaluated in the context of whether they are generalizable across relevant populations or whether they might fill a knowledge gap in populations that are underrepresented in genetics research or that experience health disparities.
    • Although somatic cancer genetics is a focus, GIM discourages cancer genetics manuscripts with data limited to somatic and/or tumor genetics. Manuscripts with novel fundings on non-germline genetics (for example, somatic [tumor] variation, CHIP [clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential], somatic and constitutional mosaicism) that inform our understanding of germline risk may also be considered.
    • Manuscripts should not contain previously published material without appropriate permission.
    • GWAS studies are generally low priority for GIM.
  • Materials Chemistry and Physics

    Aims & Scope

    Materials Chemistry and Physics is devoted to short communications, full-length research papers and feature articles on interrelationships among structure, properties, processing and performance of materials. The Editors welcome manuscripts on all subjects of metallurgy, engineering and functional ceramics, specialty polymers, composites, low D materials, surface modification and coatings with emphasis on, but not limited to, energy materials, green materials, optoelectronic materials, electronic, magnetic and semiconductor materials, biomaterials, sustainable materials, degradation and reliability, and modelling of materials.

    Keywords: metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, composites, low D materials, nanomaterials, functional materials, high entropy materials, surface, interface, coating, thin film, porous materials, soft materials, energy materials, fuel cell, solar cell, photovoltaic, supercapacitor, battery, electrode materials, green materials, optoelectronic materials, electronic materials, magnetic material, multiferroic materials, electromagnetic materials, semiconductor materials, biomaterial, sustainable materials, materials degradation, corrosion, oxidation, reliability, materials modelling.

    Please see our Guide for Authors for information on article submission. If you require any further information or help, please visit our Support Center

  • International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems

    The scope of JEPE is focused on electrical power generation, transmission, distribution and utilization, from the viewpoints of individual power system elements and their integration, interaction and technological advancement. The scope covers modelling of power system elements, their design, analysis of their performance and their implementation in specific aspects typical for modern electrical power and energy systems of various size and complexity. 

  • Applied Nursing Research

    Aims & Scope

    Applied Nursing Research presents original, peer-reviewed research findings clearly and directly for clinical applications in all nursing specialties. Regular features include "Ask the Experts," research briefs, clinical methods, book reviews, news and announcements, and an editorial section. Applied Nursing Research covers such areas as pain managementpatient educationdischarge planningnursing diagnosis, job stress in nursing, nursing influence on length of hospital stay, and nurse/physician collaboration. The Journal is listed in PubMed/MEDLINE, CINAHL and the Journal Citation Reports published by Clarivate.

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  • Agricultural Systems

    Aims & Scope

    Agricultural Systems is an international journal that deals with interactions - among the components of agricultural systems, among hierarchical levels of agricultural systems, between agricultural and other land use systems, and between agricultural systems and their natural, social and economic environments. Manuscripts submitted to Agricultural Systems generally should include both of the following:

    • substantive natural science content (especially farm- or landscape-level biology or ecology, sometimes combined with social sciences), and
    • substantive analysis and discussion of the interactions within or among agricultural systems components and other systems.


    Preference is given to manuscripts that address whole-farm and landscape level issues, via integration of conceptual, empirical and dynamic modelling approaches.

    The scope includes the development and application of systems analysis methodologies (diagnosis, simulation and mathematical modelling, participatory modelling, multi-criteria assessmenttrade-off analysis, participatory design, etc.) in the following areas:

    • agroecology and the sustainable intensification of agriculture as well as transition pathways for sustainable intensification;
    • decision-making and resource allocation in agricultural systems;
    • the interactions between agricultural and non-agricultural landscapes;
    • the multiple services provided by agricultural systems from food security to environmental services;
    • adaptation and transformation of agricultural systems in the era of global change;
    • development and application of tools and methods for agricultural systems design, assessment and management;
    • innovation systems and multi-stakeholder arrangements that support or promote change and/or informs policy decisions; and
    • big data and the digitalisation of agriculture and their effects on agriculture.


    The following subjects are discouraged:

    • econometric, descriptive or other statistical analyses that exclude systems considerations, landscapes, land use change studies, or other economic analyses without substantive natural science content;
    • development of typologies unless the typology developed forms the basis for further systems analysis;
    • results from crop or livestock trials unless from systems trials or the results address systems issues;
    • studies focusing on social or political outcomes that lack a clear systems framework and direct application to agricultural systems (i.e. the farm production system or landscape, their activities or components, their interactions or synergies);
    • conceptual frameworks without empirical implementation (unless submitted as a short communication);
    • studies focusing on specific chemical constituents of plant or animal species or their products;
    • studies of the operation or efficiency of agricultural or food processing machinery, or of agricultural supply chains without a substantive biological component;
    • life cycle analysis (LCA) studies that are primarily descriptive unless LCA is combined with other types of methods that address interactions within agricultural systems or between those systems and their environment.


    Such subjects are not considered for publication unless they clearly provide substantive and highly generalizable new insights regarding processes operating at farm or landscape levels or describe novel analytical methods applicable to a wide variety of agricultural systems.

    The journal publishes original scientific papers, short communications, reviews, perspectives and comments. Review perspective articles and book reviews should only be submitted after consultation with the editors. Review papers generally should focus on the application of specific methods rather than descriptive analyses of agricultural production systems or supply chains.

    "Perspective" articles are intended to provide a forum for authors to present a novel viewpoint on any topic falling within the journal's scope. The key feature of Perspectives is that they are future focused and are expected to stimulate discussions within the community. They may build on recent developments (e.g. published articles, conference highlights, or discuss the implications of new concepts and/or methodological approaches) but other topics will be considered. Perspectives are expected to be relatively short (the guideline length is 2000 words) and should include a short abstract, highlights, main text, references) and one figure summarizing the viewpoint or one table supporting the arguments. Perspectives should have an incisive title. Perspectives are primarily submitted following invitation from an Editor, but volunteered articles will be considered. Authors interested in submitting a Perspective article should seek pre-submission advice through the Agricultural Systems journal home page. All Perspective articles will be rigorously peer reviewed under a rapid review process to ensure short a duration between submission and publication.

    Responses to Perspectives may be submitted as "Comment" articles. Comments will be published at the discretion of the Editors. They will be sent to the authors of Perspective articles to provide the opportunity to reply. Comments should not exceed 1000 words and their core message must be clear and directly related to the Perspective article. Comments are not intended to promote the writer's own research but to stimulate constructive comments, amplifications and discussion within the Agricultural Systems community.

  • Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology

    Aims & Scope

    Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology publishes high-quality original research papers in the field of hepatology and gastroenterology. The editors put the accent on rapid communication of new research and clinical developments and so called "hot topic" issues. Following a clear Editorial line, besides original articles and case reports, each issue features editorials, commentaries and reviews. The journal encourages research and discussion between all those involved in the specialty on an international level. All articles are peer reviewed by international experts, the articles in press are online and indexed in the international databases (Current Contents, Pubmed, Scopus, Science Direct).

    Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology is a subscription journal (with optional open access), which allows you to publish your research without any cost to you (unless you proactively chose the open access option). Your article will be available to all researchers around the globe whose institution has a subscription to the journal. If you chose the open access option, there is an associated Article Publishing Charge (APC) which is detailed here: https://www.elsevier.com/journals/clinics-and-research-in-hepatology-and-gastroenterology/2210-7401/open-access-options

    Published in association with the Journal of Liver Transplantion.

  • International Business Review

    The International Business Review (IBR) is a premier international journal in the discipline of international business, and the official journal of the European International Business Academy (EIBA). The journal publishes original and insightful papers on the theory and practice of international business, broadly defined to embrace firms' internationalization strategies, the cross-border management of firms' operations, and comparative studies of the business environments in different countries. Put simply, the journal is interested in publishing papers that inform the international operations of firms (whether SMEs or large MNEs), or guide the actions of policy-makers in home or host countries. The journal welcomes conceptual papers, empirical papers and review articles, and is open to contributions from strategy, finance, management, marketing, economics, HRM and organizational scholars. IBR embraces methodological plurality, and papers using quantitative and/or qualitative approaches are equally welcome.

  • Computer Communications

    Computer and Communications networks are key infrastructures of the information society with high socio-economic value as they contribute to the correct operations of many critical services (from healthcare to finance and transportation). Internet is the core of today's computer-communication infrastructures. This has transformed the Internet, from a robust network for data transfer between computers, to a global, content-rich, communication and information system where contents are increasingly generated by the users, and distributed according to human social relations. Next-generation network technologies, architectures and protocols are therefore required to overcome the limitations of the legacy Internet and add new capabilities and services. The future Internet should be ubiquitous, secure, resilient, and closer to human communication paradigms.

    Computer Communications is a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes high-quality scientific articles (both theory and practice) and survey papers covering all aspects of future computer communication networks (on all layers, except the physical layer), with a special attention to the evolution of the Internet architecture, protocols, services, and applications. Topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Blockchain
    • Emerging technologies for next generation network
    • LAN/WAN/MAN
    • Future Internet architecture, protocols and services
    • Content- and service-centric architecture
    • Mobile and ubiquitous networks
    • Self organizing/autonomic networking
    • Green networking
    • Internet content search
    • QoS and multimedia networking
    • Opportunistic networking
    • On-line social networks
    • Internet of things
    • Public safety communication networks
    • Network applications (web, multimedia streaming, VoIP, gaming, etc.)
    • Trust, security and privacy in computer and communication networks
    • Modeling, measurement and simulation
    • Complex network models
    • Internet socio-economic models
    • Experimental test-beds and research platforms
    • Algorithmic aspects of communication networks
    • Network scaling and limits



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  • Journal of Immunological Methods

    The Journal of Immunological Methods is devoted to covering techniques for: (1) Quantitating and detecting antibodies and/or antigens. (2) Purifying immunoglobulins, lymphokines and other molecules of the immune system. (3) Isolating antigens and other substances important in immunological processes. (4) Labelling antigens and antibodies. (5) Localizing antigens and/or antibodies in tissues and cells. (6) Detecting, and fractionating immunocompetent cells. (7) Assaying for cellular immunity. (8) Documenting cell-cell interactions. (9) Initiating immunity and unresponsiveness. (10) Transplanting tissues. (11) Studying items closely related to immunity such as complement, reticuloendothelial system and others. (12) Molecular techniques for studying immune cells and their receptors. (13) Imaging of the immune system. (14) Methods for production or their fragments in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. (15) Computational methods including statistical and mathematical methods and computational models for analysis, visualization, and interpretation of results.

    Submitted full length manuscripts should describe new methods of broad applicability to immunology and not simply the application of an established method - although papers describing such applications may be considered for publication as a short Technical Note. Review articles will also be published by the Journal of Immunological Methods, but these manuscripts are by invited by solicitation. Anyone considering submitting a review should contact the Editor-in-Chief for approval prior to submission.

  • Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases

    The Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases publishes original papers on basic and clinical science related to the fields of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases. The Journal also features review articles, controversies, methods and technical notes, selected case reports and other original articles of special nature.

    Its editorial mission is to focus on prevention and repair of cerebrovascular disease. Clinical papers emphasize medical and surgical aspects of stroke, clinical trials and design, epidemiology, stroke care delivery systems and outcomes, imaging sciences and rehabilitation of stroke. The Journal will be of special interest to specialists involved in caring for patients with cerebrovascular disease, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-interventionalists, cardiologists, hospitalists, emergency medicine physicians, and stroke rehabilitation experts.

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  • Waste Management

    Waste Management is devoted to the presentation and discussion of information on solid waste generation, characterization, minimization, collection, separation, treatment, and disposal, as well as manuscripts that address waste management policy, education, and economic and environmental assessments. The journal addresses various types of solid wastes including municipal (e.g., residential, institutional, and commercial), agricultural, and special (e.g., hazardous household, hazardous and non-hazardous industrial, construction and demolition, sewage sludge, healthcare and medical) wastes. Mining, metallurgical and radioactive wastes are not in the scope of the journal.

    We welcome both fundamental and applied research that can be related to problems of interest to solid waste researchers, practitioners and/or policy makers. Well documented case studies will be considered but they must describe results that can be applied beyond the specific location of the case study. Manuscripts that focus on the use of a waste material in a new product are often more suitable for a journal that focuses on the material properties of the product. In considering whether a manuscript is suitable for publication in Waste Management, consider whether the information is of potential use to solid waste researchers, practitioners and/or policymakers.

    The following are some of the major areas in which papers are solicited:

    • Generation and characterization
    • Minimization
    • Recycling and reuse
    • Storage, collection, transport, and transfer
    • Treatment (mechanical, biological, chemical, thermal, other)
    • Landfill disposal
    • Environmental assessments
    • Economic analysis
    • Policy and regulations
    • Social aspects
    • Planning
    • New and emerging issues and technologies

    Waste Management will not be accepting proposals for new Special Issues (SI) anymore. The new Special Issue topics and contents will be arranged and announced by the editorial team of WM. Interested authors are welcome to contribute articles, if they consider they fit to each SI's scope, after they submit a tentative title and abstract to each SI's lead Guest Editor.

  • Social Science Research

    Social Science Research publishes papers devoted to quantitative social science research and methodology. The journal features articles that illustrate the use of quantitative methods to empirically test social science theory. The journal emphasizes research concerned with issues or methods that cut across traditional disciplinary lines. Special attention is given to methods that have been used by only one particular social science discipline, but that may have application to a broader range of areas with an ultimate goal of testing social science theory.

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  • Microbial Pathogenesis

    Aims & Scope

    Microbial Pathogenesis publishes original contributions and reviews about the molecular and cellular mechanisms of infectious diseases. It covers microbiology, host-pathogen interaction and immunology related to infectious agents, including bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa. It also accepts papers in the field of clinical microbiology, with the exception of case reports.

    Research Areas Include:

    • Pathogenesis
    • Virulence factors
    • Host susceptibility or resistance
    • Immune mechanisms
    • Identification, cloning and sequencing of relevant genes
    • Genetic studies
    • Viruses, prokaryotic organisms and protozoa
    • Microbiota
    • Systems biology related to infectious diseases
    • Targets for vaccine design (pre-clinical studies)



    The journal aims for rapid publication of articles of high quality and significance in an international forum. Please note that reviews are only accepted upon editorial invitation.

  • Journal of Clinical Neuroscience

    The official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasiathe Australian and New Zealand Society for Neuropathologythe Taiwan Neurosurgical Society, and the Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons