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 Toxins – 3.030, June 14, 2017 20:08
We are pleased to inform that the updated Impact Factor of Toxins has been released. According to the Journal Citation Reports®, published by Clarivate Analytics in June 2017, the new Impact Factor of Toxins is 3.030, and the 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.450.

Toxins now ranks 30/92 (Q2) in the category ‘Toxicology’ it continues to be among the most highly cited open access journals in the field.

Evolution of Impact Factor, Citations and Publications for Toxins :

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Collaboration Established Between Toxins and Mycokey Project, June 12, 2017 16:44

MYCOKEY


Toxins
recently established a partnership with the EU funded project Mycokey. MycoKey is been funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme, Societal challenge 2 “Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy challenge” – topic “Biological contamination of crops and the food chain”. Mycokey aims at generating innovative and integrated solutions and supporting stakeholders for an effective and sustainable mycotoxin management along food and feed chains. It will contribute to the reduction of mycotoxin contamination mainly in Europe and China, significant areas due to their increasing mycotoxin occurrence.

The 1st Mycokey International Conference Global Mycotoxin Reduction in the Food and Feed Chain will be held in Ghent, Belgium, 11–14 September 2017. The goal of this conference is to share knowledge at a global level, as well as to provide practical solutions to operators, directly involved in specific food and feed chains. This will be done through the development of tools for the prevention, monitoring, and reduction of mycotoxins in the field or during industrial processing, in a dynamic system able to consider variable data and information.

Toxins will be responsible for publishing the meeting abstracts and full text manuscripts. A Special Issue has been launched in Toxins, with Professors Sarah De Saeger and Antonio F. Logrieco serving as the Guest Editors. More information about the Special Issue can be found here.

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