Scopus indexes The Open Communication Journal

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Open Communication Journal Indexed by Scopus
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253 Bentham eBooks included in Scopus!

We are pleased to announce that Elsevier has indexed 253 Bentham eBooks in Scopus!

Brassinosteroids: Practical Applications in Agriculture and Human Health
Integrated Control of Citrus Pests in the Mediterranean Region
Research Topics in Agricultural and Applied Economics Volume 2
Research Topics in Agricultural and Applied Economics-Vol. 3
Recent Advances in Nanoscience and Technology
Structure-Activity Relationship Studies in Drug Development by NMR Spectroscopy
Computer Based Projects for a Chemistry Curriculum
Medicinal Chemistry – Fusion of Traditional and Western Medicine
Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks: Architectures, Algorithms and Protocols
Advanced Geo-Simulation Models
Applications of Modern High Performance Networks
Multicore Hardware-Software Design and Verification Techniques
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing with Diversity for Future Wireless Systems
Recent Advances in Robust Speech Recognition Technology
Computers: Classical, Quantum and Others
Analysis and Optimal Control of Phase-Field Transition System: Fractional Steps Methods
Hospital End User Computing in Japan How to Use FileMaker Pro with Hospital Information Systems
Durable Ideas in Software Engineering: Concepts, Methods and Approaches from My Virtual Toolbox
Flood Risk Assessment and Management
Groundwater Reactive Transport Models
Mechanisms of Landscape Rehabilitation and Sustainability
Environmental Issues for the Twenty-First Century and their Impact on Human Health
The Role of Place Identity in the Perception, Understanding, and Design of Built Environments
Populations, Biocommunities, Ecosystems: A Review of Controversies in Ecological Thinking
Handbook of Natural Zeolites
Sustainability: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives
Application of Adsorbents for Water Pollution Control
Separating Pro-Environment Technologies for Waste Treatment, Soil and Sediments Remediation
Advances in the Development of Cool Materials for the Built Environment
Spatial Ecology Patterns and Processes
Rare Animals of India
A Review: Chill-Block Melt Spin Technique: Theories & Applications
Advanced Approach to Mitigate Magnetic Fields and Your Health
Advances in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering
Analog Circuit Design for Communication SOC
Application of Alternative Food-Preservation Technologies to Enhance Food Safety and Stability
Combustion Synthesis: Novel Routes to Novel Materials
Contact and Crack Problems in Linear Theory of Elasticity
Electromagnetic Interference Issues in Power Electronics and Power Systems
Fault Tolerant Drive By Wire Systems
Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors: Recent Advancements, Industrial Applications and Market Exploitation
Image Processing for Embedded Devices
Metal Based Functionally Graded Materials
New Methods of Celestial Mechanics
Prepare Yourself for the Professional Practice Examination
Recent Advances in Biomedical Signal Processing
Recent Topics on Modeling of Semiconductor Processes, Devices, and Circuits
Stainless Steel An Introduction and Their Recent Developments
Stochastic Lagrangian Modeling for Large Eddy Simulation of Dispersed Turbulent Two-Phase Flows
Structural Failure Analysis and Prediction Methods for Aerospace Vehicles and Structures
The Theory and Method of Design and Optimization for Railway Intelligent Transportation Systems (RITS)
Trends in Nano- and Micro-Cavities
Artificial Intelligence Resources in Control and Automation Engineering
Erosion-Corrosion: An Introduction to Flow Induced Macro-Cell Corrosion
Industrial Applications of Laser Remote Sensing
The Whole Story behind Blind Adaptive Equalizers/ Blind Deconvolution
Semiconductor Strain Metrology: Principles and Applications
State of the Art and Progress in Production of Biohydrogen
Advanced Materials for Membrane Preparation
Bridges’ Dynamics
Photonic Bandgap Structures: Novel Technological Platforms for Physical, Chemical and Biological Sensing
Single and Two-Phase Flows on Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Infrared Thermography: Recent Advances And Future Trends
Mechatronic & Innovative Applications
Design of Analog Circuits through Symbolic Analysis
Green Energy and Technology
Surface Tailoring of Inorganic Materials for Biomedical Applications
Energy Assessments for Industrial Complexes
Electronic Design Automation of Multi-scroll Chaos Generators
Embedded Visual System and its Applications on Robots
A Handbook of Oral Physiology and Oral Biology
Advances in Biotechnology
An Atlas on the Comparative Anatomy of the Retinae of Vertebrates
Biochemical and Biological Effects of Organotins
Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Copper: Quest for a Cure
Dynamics of Biological Macromolecules by Neutron Scattering
GPI Membrane Anchors-The Much Needed Link
Omics and Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance
Pathogenic Escherichia coli in Latin America
Protein Misfolding Disorders: A Trip into the ER
Synthesis and Biological Applications of Glycoconjugates
“The Molecular Basis for the Link between Maternal Health and the Origin of Fetal Congenital Abnormalities: An Overview of Association with Oxidative Stress”
Transcription Factors CREB and NF-kB: Involvement in Synaptic Plasticity and Memory Formation
The Biochemistry of the Grape Berry
Rab GTPases and Membrane Trafficking
Dimorphic Fungi: Their importance as Models for Differentiation and Fungal Pathogenesis
Why Does Vitamin D Matter?
Biotechnological Production of Plant Secondary Metabolites
From Knowledge Networks to Biological Models
Computational Biology of Embryonic Stem Cells
Phenotypic and Genotypic Diversity of Rhizobia
Phosphorylated Extracellular Matrix Proteins of Bone and Dentin
Sialobiology: Structure, Biosynthesis and Function. Sialic Acid Glycoconjugates in Health and Disease
Mucins-potential regulators of cell functions – Gel-Forming and Soluble Mucins
Current Trends on Glass and Ceramic Materials
From Semiclassical Semiconductors to Novel Spintronic Device
Advances in Sampling Theory- Ratio Method of Estimation
Applied Computational Mathematics in Social Sciences
Discrete Calculus by Analogy
Discrete Hilbert-Type Inequalities
“Efficient Preconditioned Solution Methods for Elliptic Partial Differential Equations”
Exponential Data Fitting and its Applications
Hilbert-Type Integral Inequalities
Kurzweil – Henstock Integral in Riesz Spaces
Lecture Notes in Numerical Methods of Differential Equations
Optimality Conditions in Vector Optimization
Sets and Ordered Structures
Some Recent Advances in Partial Difference Equations
The Stokes Phenomenon, Borel Summation and Mellin-Barnes Regularisation
Advances in Time Series Forecasting
Summability Theory and its Applications
Angiogenesis & Therapeutic Targets In Cancer
Artificial Adaptive Systems in Medicine: New Theories and Models for New Applications
Awake Thoracic Surgery
Body Contouring Following Bariatric Surgery and Massive Weight Loss
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: An Established Pacing Therapy For Heart Failure And Mechanical Dyssynchrony
Chemical-Induced Seizures: Mechanisms, Consequences and Treatment
Consent: Practical Principles for Clinicians
Contemporary Sleep Medicine For Patients
Contemporary Sleep Medicine For Physicians
Current Diagnosis of Infant Tuberculosis Infection
Current Perspectives in Clinical Treatment and Management in Workers’ Compensation Cases
Current Topics on Fetal 3D-4D Ultrasound-optimzed
Emerging Chagas Disease
Experimental Stroke
Glucose Homeostasis and Insulin Resistance
Hypercalcemia Pathophysiology & Treatment
Hypothesis and Dynamics in the Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Disorders
Language Disturbances in Adulthood: New Advances from the Neurolinguistics Perspective
Latest Findings of Omega-3 Long Chain-Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: From Molecular Mechanisms to New Applications in Health and Diseases
Lung Macrophages in Health and Disease
Microcirculation and Insulin Resistance
MicroRNAs and Cardiovascular Disease
Microsurgery in Liver Research
Minimally Invasive Techniques for the Treatment of Patients with Structural Heart Disease
Molecular Aspects of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Molecular Aspects of Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection
Molecular Mechanism and Morphology in Cancer
Molecular Oncology Principles and Recent Advances
Multidrug Resistance A Global Concern
Multiple Myeloma – A New Era of Treatment Strategies
Nephrology and Clinical Chemistry: The Essential Link
Network Approaches to Diseases of the Brain
Neutrophils in Infectious Diseases
Oral Infections and Cardiovascular Disease
Physical Activity and Health in the Elderly
Physiopathogenesis of Hematological Cancer
Potassium Channels as a Target for Clinical Therapeutics
Prenatal Alcohol Use and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis, Assessment and New Directions in Research and Multimodal Treatment
Preventive Female Sex Factors against the Development of Chronic Liver Disease
Recent Advances in Angiogenesis and Antiangiogenesis
Role of Imaging in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: State-of-art Review
Sleep & Safety
Soluble Factors Mediating Innate Immune Responses to HIV Infection
Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine
The Spleen
Theory in the Pathophysiology of Carcinogenesis
Update in Infectious Diseases
Free Radical Biomedicine: Principles, Clinical Correlations, and Methodologies
Preclinical Atherosclerosis, Global Cardiovascular Risk and Cardiovascular Events
Diagnostic Technologies in Ophthalmology
Antibodies Applications and New Development
Nonpharmacological Therapies in the Management of Osteoarthritis
Manual of Child Neurology – Problem Based Approach to Common Disorders
Toll-like Receptors in Diseases of the Lung
Chemoinformatics: Directions Toward Combating Neglected Diseases
Pregnancy Disorders and Perinatal Outcomes
Sperm-Mediated Gene Transfer: Concepts and Controversies
The Inflammatory Milieu of Tumors: Cytokines and Chemokines that Affect Tumor Growth and Metastasis
Nutrition and Cancer From Epdemiology to Biology
Kidney Transplantation: Challenging the Future
Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes
Dermatological Treatments
Epigenetics of lifestyle
New Insight in Pediatric Cardiology: From Basic to Therapeutics
Phytotherapy in the Management of Diabetes and Hypertension
Degenerative Aortic Valve Disease, its Mechanism on Progression, its Effect on the Left Ventricle and the Postoperative Results
Current Topics in Menopause
Advances in III-V Semiconductor Nanowires and Nanodevices
Current Advances in the Medical Application of Nanotechnology
Smart Nanomaterials for Sensor Application
On-Chip Pretreatment of Whole Blood by Using MEMS Technology
Toxic Effects of Nanomaterials
Nanocoatings Nanosystems Nanotechnologies
Anti-Angiogenesis Drug Discovery and Development
Biopolymers in Drug Delivery: Recent Advances and Challenges
Current Technologies to Increase the Transdermal Delivery of Drugs
Current Trends of Supercritical Fluid Technology in Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical and Food Processing Industries
In silico Lead Discovery
Reviews in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Solubility, Delivery and ADME Problems of Drugs and Drug-Candidates
The Role of New Technologies in Medical Microbiological Research and Diagnosis
Veterinary PCR Diagnostics
Recent Trends on QSAR in the Pharmaeutical Perceptions
Translational Animal Models in Drug Discovery and Development
How Selegiline ((-)-Deprenyl) Slows Brain Aging
Advances In Classical Field Theory
Are We There Yet? The Search for a Theory of Everything
Atomic Coherence And Its Potential Applications
Challenges In Stellar Pulsation
Field Propulsion System for Space Travel: Physics of Non-Conventional Propulsion Methods for Interstellar Travel
Field, Force, Energy and Momentum in Classical Electrodynamics
Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Thin Film-Based Active Elements and Devices
Quantum Mechanics with Applications
Scientific Natural Philosophy
Solitary Waves in Fluid Media
Solutions to Problems of Controlling Long Waves with the Help of Micro-Structure Tools
Spline-Interpolation Solution of One Elasticity Theory Problem
Subwavelength Optics: Theory and Technology
Transport Phenomena in Particulate Systems
Radiation Processes In Crystal Solid Solutions
Gravity-Superconductors Interactions: Theory and Experiment
Everything coming out of nothing vs. A Finite, Open and Contingent universe
Astrobiology The Search for Life in the Universe
Josef Stefan His Scientific Legacy on the 175th Anniversary of His Birth
Air Pollution Economic Modelling and Control Policies
Applications of Spreadsheets in Education – The Amazing Power of a Simple Tool
Causal Inference And Scientific Paradigms In Epidemiology
Cultural Competence in Assessment, Diagnosis, And Intervention With Ethnic Minorities: Some Perspectives from Psychology, Social Work, and Education
Doing Qualitative Community Research: Lessons for Faculty, Students and the Community
Educating the Global Citizen – In the Shadow of Neoliberalism: Thirty Years of Educational Reform in North America
Normalization And “Outsiderhood”: Feminist Readings of a Neoliberal Welfare State
People, Preferences & Prices: Sequencing The Economic Genome Of The Consumer Mind
Poststructuralism at Work with Marginalised Children
Prerequisites for Healthy Organizational Change
Psychological and Health-Related Assessment Tools Developed in China
Refounding Corporate Governance: The Metaphysics of Corporate Leadership
Refounding Political Governance: The Metaphysics of Public Administration
Social Determinants, Health Equity and Human Development
The Economics of Alternative Energy Sources and Globalization
The Emerging Self in Psychotherapy with Adults
The Ethic of Care a moral compass for Canadian nursing practice
The Paradox in Partnership: The Role of Conflict in Partnership Building
The Primative Mind and Modern Man
The State of the Science in Universal Design: Emerging Research and Developments
Was Man More Aquatic in the Past? Fifty Years After Alister Hardy – Waterside Hypotheses of Human Evolution
Young People’s Visions of the World
The Relationship Between Democracy and Education
The Wrong Assumption: Revolutionary Scientific Theories That Shape the Elusive Supernatural World
Commercial Space Tourism: Impediments to Industrial Development and Strategic Communication Solutions
Suicide: A Global Perspective
Educational Technologies for Teaching Argumentation Skills
Learning why and how: A reader in managing nonprofit and voluntary organizations
Mental Health Promotion in Schools: Foundations
Agent-Based Computational Economics Using Netlogo

“Introduction to Molecular Topology: Basic Concepts and Application to Drug Design” by Dr Jorge Gálvez

This is a very useful podcast by one of our authors, Dr Jorge Gálvez. He discusses his research in the article titled “Introduction to Molecular Topology: Basic Concepts and Application to Drug Design” in the BSP journal, Current Computer-Aided Drug Design (CCADD). Please watch and comment!

Current Drug Targets

Dr. Faratian and Harrison present a series of articles on the use of Molecular Pathology in personalising therapy for patients with neoplastic and non-neoplastic disease in the upcoming issue. The articles cover genomic, post-genomic, and systems-based approaches to personalised medicine, with a focus on application in the clinic for real cancer patients.

The use of Molecular Pathology in personalising therapy
The use of Molecular Pathology in personalising therapy


Dr. Masatoshi Kitagawa edited a special issue on ‘Cell Cycle Control and Cell Fate’ for coming issue of the journal. Here is the brief introduction.

Cell cycle control is important for not only growth and arrest, but also cell fate determination including differentiation, stemness, malignant transformation, senescence and apoptosis. The special issues picks up several processes or pathways regulating “Cell cycle control and cell fate” such as ubiquitin system, signal transduction, chromatin regulation, non-coding RNA, licensing, EMT, senescence, RB- and p53-pathway. I believe that they are attractive as drug targets for not only cancer but also various human diseases.

Cell Cycle Control and Cell Fate
Cell Cycle Control and Cell Fate



Current Drug Targets

Schematic of microRNA transfer by exosomes. miRNAs were overexpressed via transfected with miRNAs expression vector and then microRNAs are selectively incorporated into the intraluminal vesicles of a multivesicular bodies (MVBs). Exosomes containing miRNAs are derived from the MVBs and could be released into the extracellular environment by either fusion of MVBs with the cell surface or budding pathway. Exosomes may bind to the plasma membrane of a target cell. Recruited exosomes may either fuse directly with the plasma membrane or first be endocytosed and then fuse with the delimiting membrane of an endocytic compartment. Both pathways result in the delivery of the exosomal miRNAs to the cytoplasm of the target cell where it may associate with and silence corresponding mRNA.

Schematic of microRNA transfer by exosomes
Schematic of microRNA transfer by exosomes


The maturation process of miRNAs. In nucleus, the RNA Pol II transcribes pri-miRNA and be cleaved by DROSHA/DGCR8 complex to form pre-miRNA. Then the pre-miRNA will be transported to the cytoplasm by Exportin-5, where they are further processed by the RNase III endonuclease DICER to form the mature single stranded miRNA. Then the strand will enter the RNA induced silencing complex (RISC) to suppress the target mRNA either by translational repression (Partial complementarity) or by target degradation (complete complementarity).

The maturation process of miRNAs
The maturation process of miRNAs


Selected miRNAs reportedly involved in UV-induced skin response:

Selected miRNAs  in UV-induced skin response
Selected miRNAs in UV-induced skin response


Biosynthesis of miRNAs and their role in Pancreatic cancer:

Biosynthesis of miRNAs and their role in Pancreatic cancer
Biosynthesis of miRNAs and their role in Pancreatic cancer


Online Journal Archives at Great Discounts!

Online Journal Archives at Great Discounts!
Online Journal Archives at Great Discounts!

Conservation of Wildlife in the Western Ghats (by Natarajan Singaravelan)

The Western Ghats, situated on the western end of the Deccan Plateau in India, is one of the world’s glaring biodiversity hotspots.  Though, the Western Ghats is under 6% of the land area of India, it contributes about 30% of regional biodiversity. It is self-explanatory why this region is being regarded as one of the most important biodiversity hotspots of the world. Moreover, it harbours several endangered species like the Purple frog, Rufous-breasted laughingthrush, Salim Ali’s fruit bat and Malabar large spotted civet and endemic species such as Nilgiri Wood-pigeon, Malabar Grey hornbill, shortwings and Nilgiri tahr, making the conservation of this region inevitable.

India’s population is growing rapidly with no sign of a healthy (i.e. downward) trend. This growth has led to constant invasion of human settlements into the kingdom of plants and animals (as is the general case in the rest of the world experiencing population growth). As a result, we happened to disturb the natural wildlife and their habitat and often the wild animals take their turn too and get into conflict with humans, by entering into human settlements for food, water and sometimes as for shelter as well. Earlier, such intrusion was being encountered rarely, then occasionally, and now it is being seen frequently. There is a reason too: the wild animals first learn to enjoy the resources in human habitations and then develop it as a habit. This often leads to the loss of human life in several areas. The affected people then take their revenge on wildlife and this becomes a vicious cycle. Consequently, human-wildlife conflict is increasing in areas closer to Indian forests in general and in the vicinity of Western Ghats in particular.

On the one hand, considering the burgeoning population, we cannot completely escape from human development in the region for one reason or the other (including industrialization).  But at the same time, we cannot compromise conservation of wildlife as well.  Here we encounter the conflicting needs: development vs conservation.  Of course, the two needs do not favor each other. So, at some point, we happen to have some compromises. The issue is that on which side should the trajectory of compromises have to be biased; ‘Development or Conservation’. The persisting dilemma for policymakers face is that they find it hard to figure out which side to favor. A good example is the debate between Dr. Kasturirangan and Dr. Madav Gadhgil.


Conservation of Wildlife in the Western Ghats
Conservation of Wildlife in the Western Ghats

The aforesaid issue is just the tip of the iceberg: we have to face several such issues in the offing. The policy makers would have a tough time in deciding their inclination in the ‘Development or Conservation’ dilemma. In my opinion, it depends on the context/scenario; if industrialization is indeed inevitable in the vicinity of wildlife habitats for the common good, then the concerned authorities must ensure to lessen the pollution to the levels that might not affect surrounding wildlife in the long-run. They can then allow such ‘development’ (with proper appraisals and annual research). But we have to admit that this is often unlikely to turn into a reality. If Industrial pollution affects wildlife and when the pollution levels are a sure threat to the natural fauna/flora, then they must favor ‘conservation’ here.

The upshot from this dilemma is that we cannot take risks hereafter in the Western Ghats (in the name of industrialization), one of the world’s hottest biodiversity hotspots to preserve both its biodiversity and its pride.

Natarajan Singaravelan is a zoologist and field naturalist from Bommanampalayam Bharathiyar University,Tamil Nadu, India and is the editor of the intriguing e-book on Indian wildlife titled ‘Rare Animals of India’.

Ischemic Post-Conditioning Partially Reverses Cell Cycle Reactivity Following Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury: A Genome-Wide Survey

Watch this video by Dr Xunming Ji on her article “Ischemic Post-Conditioning Partially Reverses Cell Cycle Reactivity Following Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury: A Genome-Wide Survey” in our journal, CNS & Neurological Disorders – Drug Targets:




Investigation of the Mechanism of Protein Denaturation by Guanidine Hydrochloride-Induced Dissociation of Inhibitor-Protease Complexes

This is a podcast from one of our authors, Dr. Mohammad A Qasim, who contributed an article, “Investigation of the Mechanism of Protein Denaturation by Guanidine Hydrochloride-Induced Dissociation of Inhibitor-Protease Complexes” in our journal, Protein & Peptide Letters. Please watch and share!