Monday, November 24, 2014

Tips to find THESIS!

 1) Google.com :

 

1.1) please type: YOUR TITLE etd. For example : Modeling and Production of Bioethanol from Mixtures of Cotton Gin Waste and Recycled Paper Sludge etd

 

OR

 

1.2) please type words "partial fulfillment" AND YOUR keywords AND pdf. For example : “partial fulfillment” firm performance pdf

 

2) Google scholar :

 

2.1) type the name of the author and find the thesis title of that author in his/her publication page. For example: Einstein

 

OR

 

2.2) Type "keywords/topic" and "fulfillment" pdf. For example: Modeling and Production of Bioethanol from Mixtures of Cotton Gin Waste and Recycled Paper Sludge "fulfillment" pdf

 

3) national library website. For example: http://www.diglib.um.edu.my/umtheses/

 

4) Dissertation online

 

5) https://etd.ohiolink.edu/ap/1?0

 

6) https://archive.org/

 

7) http://www.opendoar.org/find.php

 

8) http://academicjoy.net/

 

9) http://ethos.bl.uk/Home.do

 

10) http://www.ndltd.org/

 

11) http://www.proquest.com/

 

12) http://www.opendoar.org/

 

13) http://oatd.org/

 

14) http://www.lib.utexas.edu/

 

15) http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/

 

16) http://spiral.imperial.ac.uk/

 

17) https://etd.ohiolink.edu/ap/10?114494638460028::NO:10:P10_ETD_SUBID:50057

 

18) http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/

 

19) http://www.theses.com/

 

20) http://csc.hcmiu.edu.vn:8080/dspace/handle/123456789/3

 

21) https://www.theseus.fi

 

22) http://digilib.its.ac.id/repository/Master

 

23) http://www.teses.usp.br/index.php?option=com_jumi&fileid=12&Itemid=77&lang=en

 

24) http://trove.nla.gov.au/book/result?l-format=Thesis&sortby=dateDesc&q=&l-availability=y&l-australian=y

 

25) http://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/types/qut=5Fthesis/

 

26) https://publications.polymtl.ca/cgi/search/simple/

 

27) https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/5

 

28) http://dspace.cc.tut.fi/dpub/search

 

29) http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/cgi/search/simple?screen=Public::EPrintSearch

 

30) http://upetd.up.ac.za/ETD-db/ETD-search/search

 

31) https://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk

 

32) http://www.proquest.com/products-services/pqdt_uk_ireland.html

 

33) http://roar.eprints.org/?action=home&country=&version=&type=theses&order=name&submit=Filter

 

34) http://catalog.crl.edu/search~S4

 

35) http://www.ndltd.org/ndltd/find

 

36) http://adt.caul.edu.au

 

Original post by: Alif Falni

Reference:

1. Research tool by Nader Ale Ebrahim

 

 

Prepared by,

MOHAMMAD HAFIZ BIN HAMZAH

M. Sc.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Study the effect of imposing surfactants toward the evaporation of low molecular weight alcohol -UM Research Repository



Study the effect of imposing surfactants toward the evaporation of low molecular weight alcohol

Mohammad, H.H.; Mohd. Zain, S.; Atta Rashid, K.; Khalid, K. (2013) Study the effect of imposing surfactants toward the evaporation of low molecular weight alcohol. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, 4 (4). p. 5. ISSN 2010-0264
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Abstract

In
this paper, Reversed-Flow Gas Chromatography (RF-GC) is utilized to
investigate the evaporation of low molecular weight alcohol. Evaporation
rates as well as the diffusion rates of methanol are determined with a
surfactant monolayer on the surface of the liquid; while nitrogen acts
as carrier gas, at 313 K. The precision (>99.9) and accuracy of this
investigation demonstrates the potential of current methodologies for
environmental impact studies; this is further verified when the results
are compared with the available literature. The varying evaporation
rates of methanol in the presence of varying amounts of Triton X-100
reflects that application of surfactants do damper the evaporation rates
of liquid pollutants; without interference with the formers diffusion
coefficients. High amounts of Triton X-100 are required for retardation
of evaporation rates, suggesting the formation of a densely packed
surface monolayer or the formation of an insoluble monolayer.
Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Mohammad, H.H.
  2. Mohd. Zain, S.
  3. Atta Rashid, K.
  4. Khalid, K.
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Environmental Science and Development
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flow
gas-chromatography low-solubility contaminants mass-transfer
coefficients diffusion-coefficients water bodies pure liquids interface
rates retardation atmosphere Reversed-Flow Gas Chromatography (RF-GC)
Subjects: A General Works
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Dept of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Hafiz Hamzah
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 08:43
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 08:43
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/9821
UM Research Repository

Beware of the BOGUS / FAKE JOURNAL!!! (HIJACKED JOURNALS)

Currently, I received an invitation to submit my manuscript to Bothalia Journal through my email:

Figure 1: Invitation for manuscript submission through email


The "real" bothalia journal an ISI indexed journal and listed in SCIENCE CITATION INDEX EXPANDED:

Figure 2: The proof of Bothalia is an ISI-WoS journal


The journal also possess an Impact Factor (IF)  of 0.846 (JCR 2012) which is ranked in Quartile 3 in PLANT SCIENCE category:

Figure 3: Bothalia's Impact Factor

But there are two links to the journal website when I tried to search with google:

1. The original journal website.

Figure 4: "Original" Bothalia journal website

2. The bogus/fake journal website.

Figure 5: "Fake" Bothalia journal website

The fake/bogus journal even listed in the first place through google search results!

The Original Bothalia Journal has also posted an alert (cf. black circle in the figure below) for this fake Bothalia Journal.:


Figure 6: The alert for the "fake/bogus" journal in the real Bothalia journal's website

P/S: Complete list of the hijacked journals can be found in this website.

-Usually, the fake/bogus journal usually requires you to pay some amount of money to a bank account in Africa, Pakistan, etc.

-The fake journal will have a fast peer reviewed processes - today submitted, tomorrow accepted!

-The Original Journal Publisher do not simply invite to submit your manuscript through e-mail.

-The submitted articles to the fake/bogus journal will not count as an ISI publication since it will not listed in Web of Science (WoS)

BEWARE OF FAKE/JOURNAL AND SAVE YOUR MONEY V^^V


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M. Sc.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How to check whether the Journal is indexed in ISI-WoS (Web of Science)?

Introduction to Web Of Science

Web of Science, (WoS) (previously known as ISI-Web of Knowledge [ISI-WoK]) is an online subscription based scientific service maintained by Thomson Reuters. Web of Science gives comprehensive citation search experience. Web of Science (WoS) (Figure 1) gives access to huge range of databases that reference cross disciplinary research, which allows for in-depth exploration of specified sub field within an academic or scientific discipline [1].





Eugene Garfield (Figure 2) is the founder of The Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) known as "father of citation indexing of academic literature" [2], who launched Science Citation Index (SCI) which in turn becomes Web of Science (WoS) [3]. 




Figure 2 : Eugene Garfield


However, in 1992, Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) was acquired by Thomson Reuters and is now called Thomson Reuters-Web of Science. There is no difference between ISI-WoK and Thomson Reuters-Wos in coverage [4]. 

Figure 3 illustrates the diversity of database for academic literature searching in the internet. JSTOR, SCOPUS, ULRICH, Google Scholar, ERIC, Index Coppernicus, DOAJ, EBSCO, ProQuest  are a few example of academic searching databases that available in the internet. These databases (blue rain drops) are not covered by Thomson Reuters-WoS. Only the databases under the umbrella (yellow boxes, underneath the umbrella on the right and the left sides) are covered by Thomson Reuters-WoS and search-able within the WoS.




Figure 3 : Illustration of diversity of academic searching databases in the internet

The following databases: FSTA - the food science resource, INSPEC, Korean Citation Index, MEDLINE, Russian Citation Index and SciELO Citation Index are not Thomson Reuters databases [5]. They are owned by other organizations. However, Thomson Reuters is getting the data from respective organizations and indexing it in WoS [5]. Those databases are called Hosted databases (collaboration between Thomson Reuters and other organizations, for example, Thomson Reuters and the Chinese Academy of Sciences host the Chinese Citation Index Data in Web of Science).

Up-to-date (as December 2015), Thomson Reuters covers estimated 33,000 journal titles in WoS [4]. Out of 33,000 journals listed in Thomson Reuters-Web Of Science formerly known as ISI-Web Of Knowledge (WOK), only 19, 000 journals listed as Thomson Reuters-WoS (Web of Science) Core Collection (Figure 3) [4].

The journals listed in databases on the left part (under the yellow umbrella) are covered in Web of Science Core Collection (WoS CC). Journals indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded(SCI-E) and Sosial Science Citation Index (SSCI) are eligible for Impact Factor(IF) calculation in Journal Citation Report (JCR) [4] [refer figure 3 {red arrow : only journals indexed in SCI-E and SSCI will appear in JCR with IF}]

Journal indexed in Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI) will not appear in JCR because in this area, a large amount of work is done in books rather than in journals [4]. Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI), Book Citation Index, Current Chemical Reaction and Index Chemicus not appear in JCR and thus with no IF


Universiti Malaya's policies on publication in Web of Science

Universiti Malaya (UM) has subscribed only for WoS CC, Derwent Innovation Index, Korean Citation Index and SciELO Citation Index (Figure 4). As UM has not subscribed for other databases such as Biological Abstract, BIOSIS, CABI etc., UM's post grads and staffs will not be able to see those databases in "All Databases" as in Figure 4.




Figure 4 : Databases in WoS subscribed by UM


UM only recognizes Original Research Articles and Review Papers (letters, commentaries, short communications, others ARE NOT INCLUDE) indexed in SCI-E, SSCI and AHCI [6] as ISI-WoS publication for graduation purposes [7]. See Figure 5 for example of publication requirement for UM's postgraduate student. 




Figure 5 : Example of publication requirement for Master's graduation in UM (2012)


The conference proceedings are not recognized as the ISI publication in Universiti Malaya even though the proceedings are listed in WoS CC [5]. New publication requirement for Universiti Malaya's postgraduate candidates by research (as senate approval on 28.05.2015) can be found here.



TO CHECK WHETHER THE JOURNAL IS ISI-INDEXED WITH IMPACT FACTOR (IF) AND NOT FAKE A JOURNAL (see example here) :



1. Check for the journal title in Master Journal List (MJL)

MJL will displays only journals that accepted for coverage in Thomson Reuters databases [5] (Figure 6). Derwent Innovation Index covers patent, so it was not included in MJL.




Figure 6 : Master Journal List


The reason Thomson Reuters is displaying "(Web of Science)" as in Figure 7 (red square) is because when a journal is accepted for coverage in the following citation indexes: SCI-E, SSCI, AHCI, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), the publishers (e.g. Elsevier) consider them as WoS indexed journal [5]. 




Figure 7 : Journal Lists for Searchable Databases in MJL


Most of the institution or organization (including UM) a journal indexed in SCI-E, SSCI, AHCI or ESCI is good, when it is indexed in these databases [5]. Similarly, the authors who are submitting their article to a journal also wish to have their article published in the journal covered by these databases [5].

You can check which index category that the journal falls within WoS by browsing MJL. Please ENSURE that the journal is listed either in SCI-ESSCI , AHCI or ESCI.

BE AWARE of JOURNAL COVERAGE CHANGES in SCI-E and SSCI as some of the journals will be dropped from MJL eventhough the journal carried IF in JCR. For example, Problems of Atomic Science Science and Technology was dropped from MJL (see notice HERE) (Figure 8) but the still appear in JCR Edition 2014 with IF of 0.136 (Q4 in four categories: 1. NUCLEAR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 2. PHYSICS, FLUIDS & PLASMA, 3. PHYSICS, NUCLEAR, 4. PHYSICS, PARTICLES &FIELDS) (Figure 9). 







Figure 9 : IF for Problems of Atomic Science Science and Technology was 0.136 (JCR Edition 2014)


Unfortunately, IF still being displayed in journal's homepage (Figure 10) which can cause confusion for the authors who want to submit their manuscript to this journal! 



Figure 10 : IF still being displayed in Problems of Atomic Science Science and Technology's hompage.


The newly added journal into SCI-E or SSCI will not carry IF as the journal will only received its first IF after THREE YEARS! [8]. For example, The Malaysian Journal of Pathology is newly added to MJL and indexed in SCI-E, see notice HERE (or please refer to Figure 11).



Figure 11 : The notice in SCI-E journal coverage changes on addition of The Malaysian Journal of Pathology 


Other example, LGBT Health is also newly added to MJL and indexed in SSCI, see notice HERE (or please refer to Figure 12).



Figure 12 : The notice in SSCI journal coverage changes on addition of LGBT Health journal



Click HERE on steps to find journal indexed in SCI-E and SSCI


2. Check the the article from that particular journal is listed in WoS. 

The link to WoS database only can be accessed if your university subscribe to Web Of Science  (log in to your library portal website, i.e. EZproxy: Universiti Malaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia). Example of EZproxy URL is shown in red box of Figure 13:




Figure 13 : Example of URL EZproxy 


Ensure that you choose Web of ScienceTM Core Collection tab (by choosing this tab you will exclude the conference proceedings in your searching) (Figure 14). 




Figure 14 : Choosing Web of Science Core Collection


Next, scroll down the page until you find "MORE SETTINGS" tab. Unchecked the last three boxes (Figure 15) 



Figure 15 : Settings option in Web Of Science Core Collection



3. Check for Impact Factor (IF) of the journal (if applicable) 

The link to JCR can be accessed via your respective university databases (please log in to your EZproxy account - depends on university subscription : Universiti MalayaUniversiti Sains MalaysiaUniversiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaUniversiti Putra MalaysiaUniversiti Teknologi Malaysia): Journal Citation Report (JCR)

BEWARE of notices (Figure 16) in Journal Citation Report (JCR) for title suppression (Figure 17) and journal coverage changes since some journals are newly added or dropped from Web Of Science.



Figure 16 : Notice in JCR


Figure 17 : Title Suppression in JCR



4. Check for genuinity of the journal

Ensure that the journal is NOT A HIJACKED JOURNAL by browsing this website

Also be AWARE of possible, potential, or probable scholarly open-access journals and publishers. For the list of BLACKLISTED PUBLISHERS BY MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION OF MALAYSIA see here.



If you are still have doubt on the status of a journal, do not hesitate to email Thomson Reuters representative. They are willing to help you.




SO, "THE MAIN KEY IS CHECK! CHECK! CHECK!" [6]



Additional notes for Malaysian Students:




2. Blacklisted journals as listed by the Higher Education of Malaysia. (updated version see here)

3. Malaysian Journals listed in Thomson Reuters-Web of Science

4. Choosing the Right International Journal in TESOL and Applied Linguistics? Click HERE






Happy Publishing and I wish you a successful PhD endeavor... =)




Reference:


[1] Drake, Miriam A. Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. New York, N.Y.: Marcel Dekker, 2004.


[2] Jacso, Peter. The impact of Eugene Garfield through the prizm of Web of Science. Annals of Library and Information Studies, Vol. 57, September 2010, P. 222.


[3] Garfield, Eugene, Blaise Cronin, and Helen Barsky Atkins. The Web of Knowledge: A Festschrift in Honor of Eugene Garfield. Medford, N.J.: Information Today, 2000.



[4] Personal Communication (30.12.2015) between Mohammad Hafiz Bin Hamzah and Mr. Ganapriya Parthasarathy (Senior Custumer Support Representative, Customer Care - Asia Pacific, Thomson Reuters

[5] Personal communication (31.12.2015) between Mohammad Hafiz Bin Hamzah and Mr. Ganapriya Parthasarathy (Senior Custumer Support Representative, Customer Care - Asia Pacific, Thomson Reuters


[7] Universiti Malaya's Post Graduate Handbook 2013/2014 - Page 29 under no. 5 Publication Requirements








Prepared by,

MOHAMMAD HAFIZ BIN HAMZAH (updated 06.01.2016)



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