Congratulations for Publishing the 100,000th Peer-Reviewed Article

, June 23, 2017 12:21

Congratulations to the authors Javier Monroy and Javier Gonzalez-Jimenez from Universidad de Malaga, Spain, Victor Hernandez-Bennets, Han Fan and Achim Lilienthal from Örebro University, Sweden for publishing the 100,000th peer-reviewed article.

The article is published in the Chemical Sensors section of Sensors.

GADEN: A 3D Gas Dispersion Simulator for Mobile Robot Olfaction in Realistic Environments

Evermore pressing environmental concerns have led global actors and decision-makers to search for stricter emission monitoring approaches. As part of novel monitoring systems, robots with gas and environmental sensors are a promising solution. However, validation of such robotic inspectors is expensive, time consuming, and plagued by repeatability issues. In this article, we present GADEN (the short form for Gas Dispersion Simulator for Mobile Robot Olfaction in Realistic Environments), which combines gas dispersion and robotics simulation in a common framework. Developed under the widely used Robot Operating System (ROS), GADEN enables validation of sensing strategies with gas dispersion being simulated using computational fluid dynamics and filament dispersion theory. GADEN allows simulating complex, realistic, 3D environments for reproducible testing of robotic gas sensing algorithms. Through qualitative and quantitative evaluations, we show that GADEN is a versatile and user-friendly evaluation tool and emphasize its enormous potential for the mobile robot olfaction community.

 

Read the full article here: http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/17/7/1479/htm

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2016 Impact Factor Released for the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) – 3.226, June 14, 2017 19:08
We are pleased to inform that the updated Impact Factor of IJMS has been released. According to the Journal Citation Reports® published by Clarivate Analytics in June 2017, the new Impact Factor is 3.226, and the 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.482.

IJMS now ranks 116/286 (Q2) in the category ‘Biochemistry & Molecular Biology’ and 54/166 (Q2) in the category ‘Chemistry, Multidisciplinary’ and thus remains one of the highest ranking Open Access journals in chemistry.

Evolution of Impact Factor, Citations and Publications for IJMS:

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Meet us at ETOX 18: The European Workshop on Bacterial Protein Toxins, Paris, 26-30 June 2017, June 12, 2017 14:58
We will be attending the ETOX 18: The European Workshop on Bacterial Protein Toxins, which will be held at the Institute Pasteur, Paris, 26-30 June 2017, representing the following open access journals:

Toxins
Pathogens
IJMS
Vaccines
Biomedicines
Biology

Please come along to our booth to talk to our delegates concerning the above journals and the travel awards that you might be interested in. The Editorial Board Members of Toxins, Professors Holger Barth, Emmanuel Lemichez, Cesare Montecucco and Michel R. Popoff will also be there to answer your questions about the journal and publishing. We look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.etox18.org/.

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