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A Review on The Fabrication Methods Used in Nano Technology for The Fabrication of Nano Fillers Used in Electrical Apparatuses

In this paper, a wide literature survey was done on the various fabrication methods used for the manufacture of nano fillers used in electrical apparatuses. The important characteristics, advantages, disadvantages of the various fabrication methods used for the manufacture of nano fillers were discussed. The applications of the various fabrication methods used for the manufacture of nano fillers were also discussed. This paper would be helpful for the young scientist and engineers to study about the important fabrication methods used for the manufacture of nano fillers used in the electrical insulation system. This would motivate the young scientist for their research work to invent nano electrical and electronic apparatuses.

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Intellectual Capital: A Case Study of Power Loom Using Analytic Hierarchy Process

The purpose of this paper is to identify the critical success factors of IC influencing the performance of power loom textiles, to evaluate their impact on the organizational performance and to find out the effect of these factors on the organizational performance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Maharashtra using AHP. The methodology adopted is factors are identified through the literature survey and finalization of these factors is done by taking the opinion of Experts in the Indian context. By cognitive map the relation between these factors is determined and cause and effect diagram is prepared. Then these factors are arranged hierarchically and tree diagram is prepared. A questionnaire was designed and distributed among the experts; data is collected. By using Expert choice software data is filled to quantify by pair wise comparison of these factors and are prioritized. The weights demonstrate several key findings: local and global priority reveals there is a substantial effect of the Human capital on the organizational performance. The work related experience contributes 34.21%, which has a greater impact on performance. Operational procedures or practices contribute 52% in order to improve the operational performance and hence organizational performance. Overall, the results showed the central role of the human capital is important. The research is subject to the normal limitations of AHP. The study is using perceptual data provided by Experts which may not provide clear measures of impact factors. However, this can be overcome using more experts to collect data in future studies. Interestingly, the findings here may be generalisable outside Maharashtra, India. AHP as an innovative tool for quantification of IC factors impacting on performance and improving operational and organizational performance in today’s dynamic manufacturing environment. The finding suggests the notion that these IC critical success factors (CSFs) are to be studied carefully and improvement strategy should be developed. Moreover, the study emphasizes the need to link priority of factors to organizational performance and improvement. The study integrates the CSFs of performance and its quantification by using AHP and its effect on performance of power loom textiles. Very few studies have been performed to investigate and understand this issue. Therefore, the research can make a useful contribution.

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Effect of Node Movement on DSDV, AODV and DSR

A Mobile Ad-Hoc Network (MANET) is a self-configuring network of mobile nodes connected by wireless links to form an arbitrary topology without the use of existing infrastructure. Each node participating in the network acts both as host and a router and must therefore is willing to forward packets for other nodes. Research in this area is mostly simulation based; Random waypoint is the commonly used mobility model in these simulations. In this paper we have compared the performance of DSDV, AODV and DSR for different node speeds. Experiment results illustrate that performance of the routing protocol varies across mobility and node density.

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I10-Index – A New Metric to Measure Citable Contents

I10-Index - A New Metric to Measure Citable Content

I10-Index – A New Metric to Measure Citable Content

Some researchers in the infancy stage of their careers seldom bother about impact factors, citable content and metrics such as i-index or h-index. All they need is some clarity on how the subject is going to impact their scope of work. Indexing the citations is no longer a prerogative of the statisticians because it is actually the authors and researchers who are responsible for producing citable manuscripts. Prolific writers do not need a mention as to what they need to do in order to produce citable literature. They understand the parameters that govern high quality content. The race for citation indices is now interesting. Apart from h-index by Hirsch, the g-index by Leo Egghe, we have the latest arrival………. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE

A Review on the Basics of Earthing

This paper deals with the basic knowledge for engineers to study about the basic need of earthing, types and applications of earthing. In addition IE rule, recommended specification and factors affecting the earth resistivity were mentioned in this paper.

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H-index – A Neat Calculation of Scholarly Work

H-index – A Neat Calculation of Scholarly Work

H-index – A Neat Calculation of Scholarly Work

What is the genesis of any scientific research? No prize for guessing as very few would contradict the purpose of any invention is always focused towards the betterment of human civilization. Developing a manuscript which could lead to the prototype for a new, innovative product is a consequence of thorough research and development.

How to evaluate the worth of a scientific research that could potentially lead to ground breaking discovery in the chosen field? The journal impact factor is the conventional approach of ranking journals in a sequential order of significance. However, this method has received a lot of criticism.

What is H-index?

In 2005, Jorge E. Hirsch, a Professor of physics at University of California, San Diego [UCSD], explored the indexing method for the first time for evaluating both the quality and magnitude of a scientist’s contribution through published works.  As a measuring medium, hi-index is also called Hirsch number or Hirsch index.

Hi-index is a reliable guide for determining how prolific a scientist is and whether the manuscript is worthy of notable mention. The h-index consists of taking a count of the scientific output of an individual. Numerical expression makes it easier to evaluate the worth of the researched work.

The index is propounded on the basis of certain factors. Papers with high citation numbers prominently figure in the h-index. It also focuses on the number of creative contributions and the impact factor for a section of scientists such those involved in a university or department or academic journal. The index, thus, focuses on the published work of a scientist, with equal emphasis on both the quality and volume of work.

What should be done to ensure h-index rating?

Taking a count for the number of citations as a method for evaluating research work has met with some criticism because experts reckon that this process is still in the infancy stage. The published work does not entirely revolve around citation. It has more to it than mere citation. Many well-researched products have gained acceptance and due credit without depending on citation counts. Distinguished scholars in The Netherlands, known as Science in Transition, have expressed the propagation of a justifiable, valid, comprehensive and open science culture.  Although, hi-index is an important parameter for judging authentic work, many experts believe it cannot be the sole criteria for assessing the best work.

In this scenario, you can do self-analysis of your own work. One of the better ways to judge your work is to visualize how your invention can impact the lives of human beings. Delve deep into the scientific research and develop the manuscript that should bring optimum results. Target the journal that is best suited for your work and has a larger reach in terms of the intended audience.


What Is Impact Factor – A Brief Discussion

What is Impact Factor

What is Impact Factor

What is Impact Factor?

How would you segregate an average article from a whole bunch of informative pieces that appear relevant in every sense of word in a journal? Check the number of counts that goes in favour of the article. This implies the number of times the article has been repeatedly cited in Journal Citation Reports (JCR). In the 1920’s, science librarians used to count raw citations with the purpose of saving money and shelf-space. Of course, the aim was to determine which journals made the best bet in their respective fields. However, this approach only met with modest success. When Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information formulated the impact factor, the intention was absolutely clear – determine how ubiquitous the article is on the basis of citations it receives.

The Impact Factor – How does it work?

The impact factor is an objective measurement of a journal’s quality, expressed in terms of numerical figures which are easy to understand. The impact factor is a parameter for highlighting the relative significance of a journal within its specific field. It indicates the frequency with which an article appears in the JCR.

The impact factor acts a measuring medium for the number of citations received by articles in a particular journal. If a published article is cited one time, it denotes an impact factor of 1.0. Similarly, if the article is cited two and half times, it implies an impact factor of 2.5. Journals with high impact factors are notable than those with low impact factors. Apart from listing impact factors, the JCR also does the job of listing and ranking the journals in reference to their defined fields.

Impact Factor – Why do we need it?

How can we evaluate journals without overlooking their volume and frequency with which they are published? A big journal often tends to outweigh the small journal in terms of citable content. Most of us would wonder as to what should be done to restore parity between big and small journals related to the same field.

The Impact Factor comes into picture. It is an invaluable tool for evaluating journals. It offers a level playing ground for both big and small journals because it mitigates the scope for absolute citations which could have gone in favour of big journals. The impact factor also offsets the advantage that frequently published journals may have over less frequently issues ones or olden journals over the newly launched ones.

The impact factor does not foster comparison across different fields because citations would vary in numbers. Citations received from the mathematicians are bound to be more than those received from the biologists. Journals with high impact factors are the first choice for many. They are extensively endorsed by authors, researchers, readers, scholars and academic librarians. Publishing work in a leading journal with high impact factors can be a turning point in the career for budding scientists. Scholars and researchers can showcase their work in prominent journals to attract critical acclaim and recognition.

Impact Factor – How to Calculate?

For One year Impact Factor Calculation:

A = Total number of articles published in 2005 year = 212
B = Total number of citation achieved in 2006 year for the articles which was published in 2005 year = 200
Impact Factor = B / A = 200 / 212 = 0.943

For Five year Impact Factor Calculation:

A = Total number of articles published in 2005-2010 year = 1132
B = Total number of citation achieved in 2011 year for the articles which was published between 2005-2010 year = 1452
Five Year Impact Factor = B / A = 1452 / 1132 = 1.282
Calculation Reference Link : The Thomson Reuters Impact Factor