This post is intended for all researchers that want or thinking of attending the Montreal 2014 Conference organized by WASET (that is theoretically supposed to occur at theRitz-Carlton Montrealhotel) AND to all who wish to attend future conferences held by WASET, please read below: I submitted my abstract February 7 2014 and selected the option to have an oral presentation rather than a poster. March 6 I receive an email informing me that my paper was accepted (although they did not properly copy and paste the title of my paper) anyway, you can check the official acceptance paper.
doesn't take a genius to tell you that violence and triggered wars are
occurring in the Middle East. As much of a pain it is to witness such violence
and hate, there should be no place for pessimism. Therefore, this post is not
aimed at discussing the reasons, but rather the impact of the political
conflicts of the last decade on research publication in Lebanon, a small study
that I hope will touch others, whom share the same responsibilities. At
first, if you are not familiar with SCImago Journal & Country Rank, I suggest you get to know the SJR metric. It
basis it algorithm on the information contained in the Scopus database (Elsevier) since 1996.
It allows you to visualize, compare, and analyze the ranks of journals,
countries and even regions. I based my analysis and study on the results
generated by SCImagoon
the region of the Middle East; particularly on Lebanon. Lebanon ranks
9th in the Middle East in terms of total number of documents (citable and
Suppose you run a small business in your town, let's call your town Smallville, and no unfortunately Clark Kent is absent in this story. Two years ago they found black gold, yes oil and gas, and our countryside town is emerging and growing at an exponential rate. They have expanded the local clinic into a hospital, constructed an elementary school 15 miles north west of the library, the grand opening of the 4 star hotel is set to be in a month and finally the keys for 50 more residential houses are expected to be handed to the owners by the end of the year. If your business is to provide Internet to the locals, you have no choice but to expand your services in order to adapt with the increasing demands.
On a Monday morning you sit back behind the desktop of your office, a couple of Google searches and a few emails later you order a new top of the class antenna that can provide 10 times more data than your current installation. Ten business days later, your brand new X3100 arrive…