Cellular automata (CA) mean sciences of complexity but also conceptual simplicity, easiness of implementation for computer simulation, and versatility to describe a wide variety of amazingly complex behavior. With this special issue, we encourage researchers from different areas to propose works exhibiting how complex or sometimes counter-intuitive phenomena are the result of simple local dynamics that can be reproduced with a not so sophisticated CA approach and using basic programming commands that are easy to understand even for non-expert users. We would like to thank in advance all the authors for their contributions in all the different topics in which a CA model could provide impactful solutions.Read More
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After many talks with colleagues active in the Open Science movement and policy advocates for young researchers, it became clear there exists a niche that is still unfilled. Summer 2015 was the starting point. We slowly made plans, contacted relevant people in the community, and devised the framework of what has now become the ESR journal. Our vision is science publishing where all authors, including early stage researchers, are provided support and recognition for their work, while making science freely available to a global audience. Our mission is to provide resources, support and advice for early stage researchers as well as more advance researchers in the process of publishing their scientific papers, while at the same time offering free public access to scientific research. This is a daunting task which we hope to advance in the years to come. Thus, in the sections to follow, I would like to share and elaborate the core elements that constitute this journal.Read More
ESR Journal is created by young researchers with aim of improving the way important results are presented and shared. ESR stands for Early Stage Researchers Journal. This name was chosen because we think that nowadays universities, research institutes and publishers do not pay enough attention to young researchers when they encounter the publication process for the first time.Read More
At ESR Journal, we want to help researchers gain an understanding of editorial process, by experience, from an early stage in their careers. Junior Editor performs basic technical checks of the submitted manuscript and together with Academic Editors oversee the peer review process for the journal, including evaluating submissions, selecting reviewers and assessing their comments, and making editorial decisions.Read More
Features of the new online manuscript submission and review system will include: online submission of manuscripts, cover letters, abstracts and reviews; the ability to easily send review requests, reminders, thank-you and decision letters; reports identifying outstanding reviews and revisions, stuck manuscripts, and turnaround times (among others); email notification of significant manuscript actions (manuscript submitted, review returned, review declined, etc.); a menu-driven interface.
Ambra is an innovative Open Source platform for publishing Open Access research articles. It provides features for post-publication annotation and discussion that allows for a "living" document around which further scientific discoveries can be made. The platform is in active development by the PLOS (Public Library of Science) and is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.Read More
The Association of Doctoral Candidates and Young Researchers of Serbia decides to create ESR Journal with the aim of improving the way important results are presented and shared. ESR stands for Early Stage Researchers Journal. Why ESR? Because we think that nowadays universities, research institutes and publishers do not pay attention to guide ESRs through the publication process. ....Read More