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Clinical and Medical Investigations

Online ISSN: 2398-5763

Dr. Maria Carlota Saldanha Lopes (Editor-in-Chief)

University of Lisbon Portugal

Impact Factor- 2.12*


Clinical and Medical Investigations is an open access journal with comprehensive peer review policy and a rapid publication process.  CMI is a novel journal that  will consider for publication manuscripts of original investigations including clinical and experimental researches, case reports and high quality of review articles in medicine. The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of Medical Practice & Investigations and Allied Sciences. 

CMI will feature original research, review papers, clinical studies, editorials, expert opinion and perspective papers, rapid communications, letters, commentaries, and book reviews.

CMI welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e- mail and send it to submissions@oatext.com alternatively to editor.cmi@oatext.com

Please, follow the Instructions for Authors. In the cover letter add the name and e-mail address of 5 proposed reviewers (we can choose them or not).

Copyright is retained by the authors and articles can be freely used and distributed by others. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published by CMI, is properly cited

Dr. Maria Carlota Saldanha Lopes


Dr. Maria Carlota Saldanha Lopes, is a Professor of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon. She is currently working as a president of the Portuguese Society of Hemorheology and Microcirculation

She has worked as an Editor in Chief for the Bulletin of the PSHM www.hemorreologia.com. She is an active member of European Clinical Hemorheology Coordinating Committee, Strategic Group of the European Society of Microcirculation, Scientific Advisory Committee of the 5th Eurosummer School on Biorheology  Symposium on Micro and Nano Mechanobiology  of Cells, Tissues and Systems. She has contributed to the growth and reputation of many international Journals like Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation, Open Circulation and Vascular Journal, Sciedu Press, Case Reports in Clinical Pathology, Journal of Cellular Biotechnology, Journal of Eye Disease and Frontiers of Physiology (Red Blood Cell ).

Her research interests includes Biochemistry; Cellular Physiology; Erythrocyte membrane; Enzimology; Metabolism. Inssflammation. Vascular Biology. Vascular diseases. Signal transduction mechanism. Pedagogical Competencies: Quality Assurance. Medical Education. Publications on International Peer Review Journal – 139 until 2018 April. She has published in over 126 national Journals.

Associate Editor


Dewei Wang

Department of Orthopaedics
The Fifth Hospital of Harbin
China

Editorial Board


Neli T. Basheska

Department of Histopathology and Clinical Cytology
University Clinic of Radiotherapy and Oncology
Republic of Macedonia

Ryuya Yamanaka

Professor
Department of Medical Science
Graduate School for Health Care Science
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Japan

Daming Wei

President, EKG Technology Lab, Inc.
Professor Emeritus
University of Aizu
Japan


Sevda ASQAROVA

Department of Occupational Therapy
Health Sciences-Uskudar University
Turkey

Sarit Larisch

Department of Biology
Faculty of Natural Sciences
University of Haifa
Israel

Ming-Jen Fan

Professor and Director
Department of Biotechnology
Asia University
Taiwan


Carlos Camps Herrero

Department of Medicine
University of Valencia
Spain

Vishwa Jeet Amatya

Associate professor
Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences
Hiroshima University
Japan

Fausto J. Pinto

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
University of Lisbon
Portugal


CHUA Ka-Kit, Tony

HKBU – School of Chinese Medicine
China

Margit Zeher

University of Debrecen
Hungary

Gyanendra Singh

Scientist
National Institute of Occupational Health (ICMR)
India


Massimo Tusconi

Department of Public Health
Clinical and Molecular Medicine
University of Cagliari, Italy
Dep. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Texas
U.S.A.

Dennis R.A. Mans

Medical Sciences
Anton de Kom University of Suriname
USA

Dr.Saurabh Gupta

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Implantologist, Laser and Cosmetic Surgeon
Academic and Research Scientist
India


Ayman Al-Hendy

Professor (Tenure) & Director
Division of Translational Research
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical College of Georgia
Georgia Regents University
USA

Mohammed Rachidi

Molecular Genetics of Human Diseases
University Paris Denis Diderot
France

Alessandro Piedimonte

Department of Neuroscience
University of Turin
Italy


Saurabh Srivastava

Department Cellular and Molecular Medicine University of California
USA

Review Board


Rabiul Ahasan

Associate Professor
Institute for Community Developemnt & Quality of Life Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan Zainul Adidin 21300 Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.

Robert Skalik

consultant in cardiology
Medical University of Wrocław, Poland

Amgad Mohamed Mahmoud Hazza

Meet Ghamr Hospital, Egypt


Dr. Abdul Aziz

Magdy Abdelhamid, MD, FSCAI
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Cairo University

Dr.Reda Elbadawy

Professor Gastroenterology,Hepatology
Banha University,Egypt

Ram Jagannathan

Postdoctoral Fellow – Center for Healthful Behavior Change
New York


Arun Beeman

Great Ormond street children's hospital, London

Sicai Zhang

Boston Children's Hospital
Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

In Press

Volume 3, Issue 4


Coenzyme Q10 and polycitic ovary syndrome: Systematic review

Fabiola Leite Gouveia Roberto Fernandes costa Telma Maria Araujo Moura Lemos

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

October 19, 2018


Newly classified horizontal canal positional nystagmus and its treatment

Kiyoshi Hiruma Akihiro Ohara Izumi Koizuka

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

October 26, 2018


Characteristic prediction of colorectal cancer using multi-modality and multi-biomarker imaging

Hui Wang Jia-he Tian

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

October 29, 2018


Current Issue

Volume 3, Issue 3


The perioperative management of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents in cervical and adrenal surgery

Niki Christou Sebastien Gaujoux

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

August 20, 2018


Multiple sclerosis (MS) in the neighbouring islands of Sardinia, Italy, and Corsica, France

Klaus Lauer

Short Communication-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

August 31, 2018


STD/ AIDS Asia and world perspective

SM Rasel Faruk MU Kabir Chowdhury SM Bakhtiar Kamal Sarker Mahbub Ahmed Shamim Imrose Mohit

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

September 21, 2018


Alcoholic cardiomyopathy: A review of literature on clinical status and meta-analysis of diagnostic and clinical management methods

Aref Albakri

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

September 25, 2018


Inhibitory defects in chinese children with developmental dyslexia

Enguo Wang Wangchao Tian Yuan

Case Report-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

September 27, 2018


A new insight into the molecular mechanism of thiazolidinediones in atrial fibrillation

Yanmin Xu Shristi Dahal

Editorial-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

September 27, 2018


Archive


Volume 3

The perioperative management of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents in cervical and adrenal surgery

Niki Christou Sebastien Gaujoux

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

August 20, 2018


Multiple sclerosis (MS) in the neighbouring islands of Sardinia, Italy, and Corsica, France

Klaus Lauer

Short Communication-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

August 31, 2018


STD/ AIDS Asia and world perspective

SM Rasel Faruk MU Kabir Chowdhury SM Bakhtiar Kamal Sarker Mahbub Ahmed Shamim Imrose Mohit

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

September 21, 2018


Alcoholic cardiomyopathy: A review of literature on clinical status and meta-analysis of diagnostic and clinical management methods

Aref Albakri

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

September 25, 2018


Inhibitory defects in chinese children with developmental dyslexia

Enguo Wang Wangchao Tian Yuan

Case Report-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

September 27, 2018


A new insight into the molecular mechanism of thiazolidinediones in atrial fibrillation

Yanmin Xu Shristi Dahal

Editorial-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

September 27, 2018


Possible Way of Bronchial Asthma Treatment Through The Effects of Acupuncture Point Li4

Dorko František Durďaková Radka Durďák Radomír

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

June 30, 2018


The effect of cognitive rehabilitation for post-stroke depression in long-term care health facilities: A randomized controlled trial

Harumi Sakamoto Naoki Maki Atsuhiro Utsugi Yu Takata Tomohiro Kubota Tomohiro Kubota Shigemi Nakamura Shinichiro Sasahara Ichiyo Matsuzaki Hisako Yanagi

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

July 12, 2018


Erythrocyte reactive nitrogen species in health and disease

Carlota Saldanha Ana S Silva Herdade

Mini Review-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

August 16, 2018


Sarcoidosis with severe renal impairment in a young patient

Veronika Meshechko

Case Report-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

January 06, 2018


The molecular pathogenesis of down syndrome-associated diseases and the promising potential therapeutic targets

Mohammed Rachidi

Editorial-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

January 16, 2018


Barriers leading to treatment default among tuberculosis patients in Khartoum State, Sudan: a qualitative study

Ahmed AOA Martin HP

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

February 02, 2018


Mite Fauna Investigation Followed by Environmental Improvement Is Essential In Treating Intractable Atopic Dermatitis

Hideo Nakayama Akiko Kumei KoRon Chen Masatoshi Takaoka

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

February 20, 2018


Fibrinogen Effects of Erythrocyte Nitric Oxide Metabolism in Presence of Timolol

Carlota Saldanha Teresa Freitas Ana Santos Silva-Herdade

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

March 29, 2018


Use of coronary computed tomography angiography in the diagnosis and/or exclusion of coronary disease - Initial experience of one center and determination of the local acuity of the method, in comparison with coronary angiography

Pedro PG Carôla B Conduto R Oliveira P Pereira M Morais J Costa J Silva C Barão I Vieira E Magalhães MP Ferreira RC

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

May 29, 2018


Volume 2

Hybrid Lifting Homologous Therapy® (HLH THERAPY ®) A New Step in Natural Face Lift

Tsioumas G Sotirios

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

August 25, 2017


Exploring Nurses’, Doctors’ and Parents’ Perception On Family Needs In Pediatric Critical Care Units At King Khaled Hospital-Jeddah

Hend Alnajjar Wafaa Elarousy

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

September 22, 2017


Fluvastatin decreasing interleukin-8 production may be used to reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with Behcet’s disease

Yinfang W Xiaodong S

Short Communication-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

November 17, 2017


Novel therapeutic applications of cannabinoids in cancer disease

Walter Milano Mario F. Tecce Anna Capasso

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

December 16, 2017


Recent clinical investigations in migraine pain

Vincenzo Pizza Walter Milano Anna Capasso

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

December 18, 2017


Analysis of physical activity level, the body mass index and skill in global motor teens

Deborah Cristina Gonçalves Luiz Fernani Maria Tereza Artero Prado Thais Massetti Talita Dias da Silva Lilian Del Ciello de Menezes Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

December 23, 2017


Can intralipid infusion open a coronary occlusion causing acute myocardial infarction?

Joseph Eldor

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

July 17, 2017


Intralipid treatment for Alzheimer Disease

Joseph Eldor

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

July 17, 2017


Growth hormone therapy in non-islet cell tumor mediated hypoglycemia associated with metastatic lung adenocarcinoma

Cannavo A San Martin VT Ali KF Makin V

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

Aug 07, 2017


Lipoproteins effects on erythrocyte nitric oxide metabolism and biorheology

Ahamd S Teresa F Carlota S Ana SH

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

Aug 08, 2017


Treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis - A clinical review

Luis Aliaga Manuela Moreno Ismael Aomar Susana Moya Ángel Ceballos Pilar Giner

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

August 21, 2017


“A thing of beauty is a joy forever”. Plants and plant-based preparations for facial care in Suriname

Dennis R.A. Mans Angela Grant

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

August 25, 2017


Osteomyelitis: A manifestation of sickle cell anemia

Salma M. AlDallal

Mini Review-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

April 24, 2017


Blindness and retinal disorder associated with clomifene citrate: Cases series assessment

Mulugeta Russom Bastola Pradeep Mehari Zeregabr Kahsay Fessehatzion Natnael Araya

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

June 19, 2017


Herb lotions to regrow hair in patients with intractable alopecia areata

Hideo Nakayama Ko-Ron Chen

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

June 22, 2017


New homozygous mutation in ALPL gene in Saudi patient with infantile hypophosphatasia

Maha Alotaibi Al Qassmi Amal

Case Report-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

June 24, 2017


Treacher-Collins syndrome

Ambarkova Vesna

Short Comminication-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

June 29, 2017


Current knowledge of prosthetic rehabilitation using implants: a literature review

Alecsandro de Moura Silva Amanda Saraiva Ribeiro Willinalda Medeiros Malaquias Sarina Maciel Braga Pereira Lafayette Nogueira Jr José Renato Cavalcanti

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

June 30, 2017


Association between psoriasis and ocular disorders: A narrative review

Abdullah Algarni Abdullah Almuqrin Abdulaziz Alarwan

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

February 28, 2017


A possible etiology of Kawasaki Disease

Kimihiko Okazaki

Short Communication-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

February 28, 2017


Theraworx Skin Care Formulation Reduces Nosocomial Associated CAUTI Rates When Used for Urinary Catheter Insertion and Maintenance

Joseph F Renzulli

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

March 10, 2017


Minimizing metabolic competition between the tumor and the tumor-bearing: using the amino acids at doses comparable to their physiological levels

Nefyodov L Karavay A

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

March 11, 2017


Biomarkers of endothelial function and insulin resistance response to aerobic exercise versus resisted exercises in obese type 2 diabetic patients

Shehab M. Abd El-Kader Fadwa M Al-Shreef

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

March 17, 2017


Chemotherapy and hearing loss

Renato Cunha Lilian Felipe

Short Communication-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

April 20, 2017


Being a homosexual to bisexual: Overlapping sexual risks among men who have sex with men as well as women in South Asian countries

Singh SK Deepanjali Vishwakarma Santosh Kumar Sharma Bhawana Sharma Alankar Malviya Tshering N Rahman A Khan S

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

December 22, 2016


“Nature, green in leaf and stem”. Research on plants with medicinal properties in Suriname

Dennis R.A. Mans

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

December 26, 2016


May preablative thyroglobulin level be a prognostic indicator for papillary thyroid cancer?

Elgin Ozkan Cigdem Soydal Mine Araz Yasemin Genc Nuriye Ozlem Kucuk

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

February 09, 2017


The new indexes comparing the radicality of tumor removal and the extent of post-operative defects after treatment of basal cell cancer by mean of Mohs Surgery and Classical Excision

Andrzej Bieniek Łukasz Matusiak Zdzisław Woźniak Karolona Wójcicka Maria Kozioł

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

February 13, 2017


The robust solution for epidemiology

Paul T E Cusack

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

February 21, 2017


Surgical resection for bilateral giant emphysematous bullae

Shinsuke Kitazawa Yusuke Saeki Shinji Kikuchi Yukinobu Goto Yukio Sato

Case Report-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

February 24, 2017


Volume 1

A clinical analysis of an intrahepatic lesion detected in a 65-year-old lady who admitted for severe epigastric pain

Massimo Bolognesi

Case Report-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

October 22, 2016


Suggestive or inexclusive linkage of Childhood Cerebral Malaria to 3q27-q29 region in a Sudanese consanguineous family from Central Sudan

Adil Mergani Ammar H. Khamis EL fatih Hashim Mohamed Gumma Bella Awadelseed Ali Babikir Haboor Nasr EL din M. A. Elwali

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

October 31, 2016


Antimalarial in dermatology: 62 cases

A Lahlou S Elloudi H Baybay FZ Mernissi

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

November 03, 2016


In vitro susceptibility testing of yeasts to nystatin – low minimum inhibitory concentrations suggest no indication of in vitro resistance of Candida albicans, Candida species or non-Candida yeast species to nystatin

Pietro Nenoff Constanze Krüger Claudia Neumeister Ulrich Schwantes Daniela Koch

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

November 20, 2016


Evaluation of the topical antiperspirant effects of a simple herbal formula

Ping-Chung LEUNG Patrick CL HUI Frency SF NG Clara BS Lau King-Fai CHENG Winnie Wing-Man LO Ping CHOOK Ping CHOOK

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

December 12, 2016


Occlusal analysis and management of a patient with vertigo: a case report

Kengo Torii

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

December 16, 2016


Infections in IBD Patients on Immunomodulators, Corticosteroids, and Anti-TNF therapy: Is Elderly Age a Predictor?

Christina Tofani Faten Aberra Ann Tierney Lichtenstein GR

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

September 23, 2016


Recurrent ectopic pregnancy at the ipsilateral tubal stump following total salpingectomy Case report and Review of Literature

Lakhotia S, Yussof SM Aggarwal I

Case Report-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

September 26, 2016


Interactions of active compounds of disinfectants on metallic and polymeric hospital surfaces

Laura-Karina Mireles Jessica Dayan Richard Massicotte Fadi Dagher L’Hocine Yahia

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

October 03, 2016


Effect of disinfectants on wettability and surface tension of metallic and polymeric surfaces found in hospitals

Jessica Dayan Laura-Karina Mireles Richard Massicotte Fadi Dagher L’Hocine Yahia

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

October 06, 2016


Is NerBloc, the botulinum toxin type B formulation, an effective therapy for cervical dystonia?

Masahiro Horiuchi Akira Endo Mika Ishii Ryuji Kaji

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

October 17, 2016


Prevalenve of Human Papilloma Virus in anal duct in patients with H.I.V.

Carreño Lomeli MA Medina Andrade LA Ruiz Flores BM Anota Rivera M Ortiz Contreras F Robledo Madrid Paul Santiago Ramirez NI Fuentes Duran S Gallaga Rojas Marco A Selene Noemi Montoya Valdez

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

October 19, 2016


Identification of serum APOA1 and APOC3 as potential biomarkers of aplastic anemia

Edita Hamzic Karen Whiting Ruth Pettengell

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

May 27, 2016


The role of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors in the treatment of endometrial cancer: a scoping review of the current literature

Samantha Ricci Laura Parisi Amy Knehans Rebecca Phaeton Joshua P Kesterson

Review Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

June 03, 2016


Initial outcomes from an autism treatment demonstration

Steven Evans Debra Jude Fuller

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

June 10, 2016


Delivery of pain education through picture-telephone videoconferencing for veterans with chronic, non-cancer pain

David Cosio Erica HL

Research Article-Clinical and Medical Investigations (CMI)

June 25, 2016


New medical approach for rejuvenation of the periorbital area

Evgeniya Ranneva Gabriel Siquier Olga Liplavk

Research Article-Medical Devices and Diagnostic Engineering (MDDE)

June 27, 2016


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Special Issues


The use of herbs for cosmetic purposes throughout the world


Editor Affiliation:
Dennis R.A. Mans
Medical Sciences
Anton de Kom University of Suriname
Paramaribo
Suriname

Submission date: June 30, 2017
Publication date: July 30, 2017

Human beings have used plants, plant constituents, herbal preparations, and finished herbal products for centuries and for a variety of purposes, among others as foods; for clothing and shelter; as medicinal agents; as stimulants, narcotics, and hallucinogens; to prepare poisonous arrow- and spearheads for warfare and hunting; and as dyes, aromatics, and cosmetics. The latter use dates back to ancient times, and virtually all civilizations have extensively used herbs to enhance appearance and attractiveness, increase virility and fertility, prolong life and delay aging, enhance mental performance, improve hygiene, and preserve general health.

Herbal cosmetics are considered highly effective in beauty treatments with few side effects, and the demand for these products is growing all over the world. A few well-known examples are preparations based on Aloe vera, avocado, almond, henna, sandalwood, saffron, neem, and lavender. These products have been fairly well investigated with regards to their pharmacologically active principle(s) and safety. Various societies throughout the world use many other herbal cosmetics that are less known but are now, due to increasing globalization, rapidly finding their way to mainstream markets.

The Journal of Clinical and Medical Investigations wishes to dedicate a special issue to herbal cosmetics that are traditionally used in various parts of the world and that have the potential to penetrate world markets. Topics that would fit the special include:

  • the use of herbal cosmetics by traditional peoples (for instance, those of South America, Africa, Australia, and North America)
  • the use of herbal cosmetics in association with traditional medicinal systems (for instance with Traditional Chinese Medicine, Indian Ayurveda, or Indonesian Jamu)
  • the production of herbal cosmetics
  • the chemical composition of herbal cosmetics
  • pharmacological effects of herbal cosmetics
  • possible side- or undesired effects of herbal cosmetics
  • the market for herbal cosmetics (for instance, the world market or that of Europe, North America, etc.)
  • the use of herbal cosmetics to enhance appearance and attractiveness
  • the use of herbal products to increase virility and fertility
  • the use of herbal products to prolong life and delay aging
  • the use of herbal products to enhance mental performance
  • the use of herbal products to improve hygiene
  • the use of herbal products preserve general health

In addition to this brief list of possible topics, we welcome submissions addressing other aspects of herbal cosmetics. We welcome research articles, research reports and research reviews. Articles for this special issue should be submitted by June 30, 2017. The manuscripts should be prepared according to the guidelines and the format of the journal.

Submit manuscript to: editor.cmi@oatext.com