Wednesday, December 31, 2014

JSER new web design and upgrade to Joomla 2.5 version

Dear readers, dear friends, respected colleagues,
I want to announce that from today JSER has new web design in Joomla 2.5. It has better functionality. You can find there hot to cite our articles. There are lot of new share buttons. Also now you can see two columns, and other changes. We (myself and web administrator Mr. Gjorgji Pop-Gjorgjiev) work very hard in last four months. Big thanks to our web administrator Gjorgji Pop-Gjorgjiev for his tremendous work and valuable help.We still have to improve some things in the following period, but I hope that we done great work for 2014. You can see all changes at:
JSER editor-in-chief

Sunday, December 28, 2014

How to Write Up Your Research Plan?

Writing up your research plan will help you to clarify your own goals. A solid, well-written research plan can also generate essential support for your ambitions from colleagues and potential future employers.
For all these reasons it’s important that your plan is compelling, readable and above all believable.
Lots of people seek research funds. Why is your project important, even for those who are more interested in other projects?
  • - Your ideas must be your own and they must have substance.
  • - To be convincing you need to tell a specific, detailed and authoritative story. Don’t just say you want to eradicate world hunger, for example, but identify a particular focus such as the development of non-toxic pest and disease management strategies in order to encourage local, organic farming. Provide evidence to remind your reader why this issue is important for everybody, not just academics, and why it needs attention now.
What you want to inspire is a solid, believable vision of the wide-reaching impact of your research. Be careful however, as unsubstantiated hype will damage your credibility. Write well, but rely on the persuasive power of logic and evidence.
  • - Include a clear and concise overview summary at the start to help orientate your reader.
  • - Focus on the project rather than yourself
  • - If you can’t write well get an editor.
  • - You must avoid obvious mistakes like typing errors.
  • - Your layout must be clear and include appealing images.
  • - Gain feedback from colleagues to ensure that both your goals and your methodology are achievable.
  • - Your ability to achieve these goals will be more convincing if you can also show that you already have some authority in the field. Beyond publications and some independence in your research track record this includes knowledge of the current state of the field and the inclusion of preliminary data that supports your thesis.
  • - Show that you have all bases covered by including alternative, back up approaches that you can call upon if your research fails to achieve the results that you expect.
Your plan will need to be at least 3 pages long, including references. Some disciplines recommend longer, up to 12 pages if you include related sub-proposals for alternate research strategies. Research your disciplinary requirements and tailor your proposal accordingly.


Saturday, December 27, 2014

JSER article cited in Journal of Attention Disorders impact factor journal

Dear readers,
It is my pleasure to inform you that JSER article has been cited in Journal of Attention Disorders which is impact factor journal. Impact Factor:2.397 | Ranking: Psychology, Developmental 23 out of 65 | Psychiatry (SSCI) 42 out of 124 | Psychiatry (SCI) 62 out of 136.
Langher, V., Ricci, M. E., Reversi, S., & Krstikj, N. (2009). ADHD and loneliness social dissatisfaction in inclusive school from an individual-context paradigm. Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation, 10(3-4), 67-88 has been cited in Paweł Grygiel, Grzegorz Humenny, Sławomir Rębisz, Elżbieta Bajcar, Piotr Świtaj. Peer Rejection and Perceived Quality of Relations With Schoolmates Among Children With ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders.


Objective: The main aim of the current study was to investigate the links between ADHD diagnosis and the objective and subjective dimensions of social relationships among children from primary schools. Method: We used the data from 36 regular classrooms, consisting of 718 students, with each containing at least one child with an established clinical diagnosis of ADHD (38 children). Results: For children with ADHD, the level of the perceived quality of social relations was lower than that of children without such a diagnosis. After controlling for sociometric status, the impact of ADHD on perceived status proved to be statistically nonsignificant but the indirect impact of ADHD on this status through sociometric status was statistically significant. Conclusion: Children diagnosed with ADHD are more often rejected by their peers and have a more pessimistic view of their social world. Moreover, ADHD diagnosis does not have a direct influence on the perceived quality of social relations otherwise than through sociometric status.