The Scientific and Technological research in South Africa is advancing at a notable pace and remarkable research contribution by researchers from South Africa are getting recognition world over. This special issue intend to cover the current research advances in South Africa for publication in JIST journal.
The Journal of Integrated Science and Technology has been publishing research from interdisciplinary fields of Science and Technology and as a integrated approach for covering the recent advances in the scientific and technological research, the editors of journal are considering articles for a special issue covering the current research advances in scientific and technological research from South Africa to extend an opportunity for the researchers towards priority publication of their research output.
The editors of the journal invite Research Articles, Review Articles, Short communication articles from researchers from (and working in) South Africa in the interdisciplinary research in following subjects
Materials Science * Physics * Environmental Science * Chemical Sciences * Polymer Science * Solar Materials * Water Research * Energy Materials * Energy Storage Materials * Engineering Sciences * Energy engineering * Application of Science and Technology Research * Biomaterials * Biological Sciences * Applied Chemistry * Physics and Chemistry of materials, * synthesis, development, properties studies and applications of different Inorganic and Organic materials and compounds * Mathematics and studies related to physical properties of materials. *Developments in Computer Sciences and engineering and applications studies *Research and advances in understanding different aspects of environment, pollution, toxicological studies, and developments in remediation / protection of environment *Engineering of new materials development, application development, * materials engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering and technological development in materials applications *Development of different biological materials (biomass etc) sciences, * biomaterials engineering, * polymers, and *studies in pharmaceutical sciences
Important Dates Last date of submission: 20 April 2021. Completion of Issue : 10 May 2021
Articles will be published with open access. There is NO fees or APC for publishing in this issue (Platinum Open Access – Authors do not pay any kind of charges).
Submissions are ongoing (researchers can submit now), and articles will be processed and published continuously (as we go model) till the final completion of the issue.
The articles will be edited by editors of respective sections with support of all editorial board members including Prof. S. Khasa, (Editor-in-Chief) Department of physics, DCRUST, Prof. Hendrik C Swart, Editor (South Africa), University of Free State, Prof. S. Padmanaban, University of Johannesburg and other EAB members (see the member details at journal site).
Association between male reproductive tract infection and inflammation with male infertility is an extremely debated topic in the arena of Andrology research. Disruption of semen quality in cases of testicular and accessory gland infections, owe to altered spermatogenesis, sperm maturation and/or transport. The impact depends on the intensity, duration of progression, mediators of the inflammatory process and individual susceptibility to the infection. Interactions among the mediators with immunological cells and other regulators affect sperm function and have been reported to be associated with male infertility. However, the issue is still under debate and paves several dimensions of research in this realm.
This special issue aims to summarize the current knowledge on male reproductive tract inflammation and causative agents with its consequences on male reproductive functions. We believe that this issue will broaden the understanding of male reproductive immunology. These observations will definitely help to develop a new diagnostic stand for males suffering from gonadal tract infection and inflammation.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
● Testicular infection and inflammation ● Accessory sex organ inflammation and male infertility ● Seminal infections and its markers ● Role of leukocytes in male reproductive tract inflammation ● Systemic diseases and immunomodulation in male infertility ● Management of male reproductive tract inflammation ● Roles of hormones and male reproductive immunology
Pallav Sengupta, PhD Department of Physiology Faculty of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences MAHSA University [email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sulagna Dutta, PhD Department of Physiology Faculty of Dentistry MAHSA University [email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org]
Article (Research articles and Review Articles) should be submitted online on the journal site http://www.pubs.iscience.in/journal/index.php/cbl as per author guidelines. Authors need to indicate submission to special issue in cover letter to editor.
Submission Deadline (extended)
31st December 2019 . 15th January 2020
1st March 2020
There is no publication charges for publishing in special issue or in Chemical Biology Letters.
Phytomedicine is plant based therapeutics development, a discipline of modern scientific analysis and application of traditional medicinal practices based on various plant materials in prevention and therapy of diseases. The special issue on phytomedicine covering recent advances on research in scientific advances on plant based medicine development span the subfields (though not limited to as phytomedicine is a very wide discipline):
Ethnobotanical and Ethnomedicinal practices research advances
Active constituent identification and characterization
New plant identification for different disease treatment
Modern Ayurvedic practices
Drug delivery methods for phytopharmaceuticals
Extraction and Isolation Methods development
Dr. Rambir Singh HOD Institute of Biomedical Sciences Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, UP.