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Scientific Europe Turns Into a Fair Mode: Open Access Journals Reducing The Cost of Knowledge

Gerhard G. Steinmann, Roland Mertelsmann

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.7.466

According to the Austrian daily „Der Standard” of September 4th, 2018, the Austrian science fonds FWF (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung), Austria’s central institution for the funding of basic research, has communicated that the FWF together with ten other European research funding institutions have committed to require after January 1st, 2020 that all results from research funded by these institutions are published immediately in Open Access journals or platforms. These eleven institutions provide more than half of the European research funding flow. Up to day, only the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pursued a comparable publication policy. As Martin Enserink pointed out on September 9th, 2018 in Science, the institutions do not accept any more delays of up to a year before an article is made openly accessible after submission to a journal or any additional charges for the Open Access publication. - This is good news!

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Bujar Q. Bajçinovci

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.7.465

The collection contains the research papers published from 14 September 2016, till 9 July 2018 at the Journal of Science, Humanities and Arts – JOSHA. The collection contents papers of the Architectural Design scientific field, followed by discussion and citations by various authors as the scientific comparative references. There are seven research papers, organized by the publication date, each paper extensive explain and discuss issues related to the specific topic of the Architectural Design, Sustainability, Air Quality, Environment, and Public Health Challenges.

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International Academy of Science, Humanities and Arts e. V. Annual Report 2017

Gerhard G. Steinmann, Christiane Lange, Roland Mertelsmann

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.7.463

The International Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Arts (IASHA) e.V., a registered society located in Freiburg, Germany was founded on June 20th, 2015. The Academy is pursuing exclusively and immediately charitable objectives to foster the advancement of sciences, humanities and arts. According to its by-laws, the Academy is reporting annually on its activities and financial status. The year 2017 is the second fiscal year after the foundation of IASHA e.V. The Annual Report of the International Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Arts (IASHA) e.V. was unanimously approved at the Annual Meeting of IASHA on April 21th, 2018 (Download German and English).The homepage of the Academy can be found under . If you would like to join IASHA as a member, please fill out the contact form on the homepage or send a mail asking for membership to

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Mister - The Missing Republic and National Integration in Nigeria

Rotimi Adeforiti

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.7.461

The paper identifies the relevance of party system in the third republic to national integration in a multi-ethnic Nigerian state and also, it identifies the implications of the transition (annulment) on the fourth republic. The study made use of secondary source of data in achieving its objectives. The study reveals that in a multi-ethnic state, like Nigeria, where ethnic group maintained geographical location and a distinct culture, language and quest for power (cultural, political, economic, etc.), political parties should be left to operate on democratic principle. The study further revealed that the annulment of the transition election and the consequent crises reveals the significance of ethnic identities to the issues of national integration in Nigeria. The paper concludes that democracy can be used to quench the fire of ethnic sentiment in Nigeria if the rules are obeyed and kept.

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DEMETRIOS - PRIZE 2018. The Winners.

Roland Mertelsmann, Gerhard G. Steinmann, Stephan Seiler, Felicitas Holzer

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.7.460

The JOSHA Team is very pleased to share with you the names of the Winners of the Demetrios Prize 2018. For the categories BACHELOR and MASTER thesis the International Academy of Science, Humanities, and Arts (IASHA e.V.) supported by the Biothera Foundation has selected 4 theses in different categories and awarded a prize of € 500 each. Our editors have chosen 3 Bachelor Theses and one Master Thesis in the Fields of medicine, theology, Islamic studies, and arts. Thanks to all the participants for their exciting research!

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Editorial of Volume 5, Issue 6

María Fernanda Sandoval

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.6.458

Since the end of July until the end of August 2018, our readers have been seeing and reading many interesting articles with very different topics. Now we are closing the 6th issue of 2018 after having shared with you more than 10 articles from Countries of all over the world like Venezuela, France, Kosovo, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, Argentina, and Palestine. We also like to remind our readers of our social media accounts in Facebook and now also on Instagram, where you´ll get the information about the articles we´ll be publishing in the journal.

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JOSHA`s Critical Review of: “Systematic reanalysis of clinical exome data yields additional diagnoses: implications for providers”: IS THERE A NEED FOR “RECALL” IN CLINICAL MEDICINE?

Felicitas Holzer, Roland Mertelsmann, Ignacio Mastroleo, Gerhard Steinmann

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.6.457

In this study, the importance of new information generated after the initial diagnostic genome analysis was performed is strikingly demonstrated by the fact that new information was of relevance in 10% of the patients in this analysis. While this study focusses on clinical exome analysis, the implications go far beyond this study and potentially apply to all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures performed.

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Informing patients of relevant health information and innovations: patient recall or annual physical?

Felicitas Holzer, Ignacio Mastroleo, Roland Mertelsmann

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.6.455

Recently the NEJM published an interesting debate on the value of the annual physical (also known as “periodic health examination”) (Goroll 2015). “Today, because of the rapid growth of medical knowledge and the widening application of technology to medicine, there is a particular need for a continuing authoritative review of, standards for both preventive and therapeutic strategies. Some of these strategies are subsumed under the general category of the periodic health examination.” (Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination 1979). Although the current debate of the annual physical has narrowly focused on preventive strategies in healthy individuals and building patient-physicians relationship, recent breakthrough clinical innovation in many fields, especially in genomic medicine, widens the need of review to new effective therapy and diagnostics.

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Nallê Art: Notes on Some Aspects of Henna Application among the Kanuri People of Borno

Usman Al-amin

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.6.447

The culture of the Kanuri is predominately interesting and attractive. The Kanuri people are very obsessed with their culture which help the quality of cultural traits and vibes high. In Kanuri Culture just as in other ethnic groups throughout the world there are norms and values. Even though most of their culture finds its origin in the Islamic religion, yet they have a couple of traditions that are peculiar to the tribe. One of such traditions is the application of henna, which is not well documented by the social historians and anthropologists. It is based on this assertion that this paper makes attempt to examine the application and importance of Henna among Kanuri people. Henna or “nallê” as the Kanuri call it, is a safe and temporary body art practice for millennia among the Kanuri. The technique employs a paste made from ground leaves of the henna plant (the grand leaves may be mixed with any amount of liquids or oils to create a paste) on the body or skin properly.

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Editorial Volume 5 Issue 5

María Fernanda Sandoval

Languages: English

DOI: 10.17160/josha.5.5.442

With this Editorial, we are closing the 5th issue of 2018. We bring you 10 articles from Countries of all over the world like Venezuela, Kosovo, Norway, Germany, and Argentina. With our first Critical Reviews with a focus on clinically relevant topics, we would like to invite our readers to comment so we can all benefit. We also like to remind our reader of our Demetrios Prize 2018. The manuscripts of the winners will soon be published in the Journal after our award committee has made its selection.