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In this section of the journal, the continuous-flow chemistry literature of the preceding months is presented. Included are articles published in the period April-June 2013. Some key examples are highlighted in the form of graphical abstracts. The remaining publications in the field are then listed, ordered by journal name, with review articles grouped at the end.

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In this section of the journal, the continuous-flow chemistry literature of the preceding months is presented. Included are articles published in the period July–September 2013. Some key examples are highlighted in the formof graphical abstracts. The remaining publications in the field are then listed, ordered by journal name, with review articles grouped at the end.

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In this section of the journal, the continuous flow chemistry literature of the preceding months is presented. Included are articles published in the period October–December 2013. Some key examples are highlighted in the form of graphical abstracts. The remaining publications in the field are then listed ordered by journal name, with review articles grouped at the end.

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The present essay is devoted to the various manifestations of transformation in Slavic literatures after 1989, when 300 million Slavs found themselves in the cultural paradigm diametrically opposed to the communist one, but not quite what it was designed to be by the dissidents and opposition members, i.e. advocates of civil society. This comparative panorama of Slavic literatures is presented from the perspective of postmodern culture and philosophy (Lyotard, Bauman, Rorty, Prigogine, Foucault, Derrida among others), legitimizing with its theories pluralism, the understanding of the multi-meaning nature of truth, the polyphony of cultures, and the significance of all minorities for the spiritual development of humankind. On the basis of selected examples from the literatures of West-, East- and South-Slavic countries, the author attempts to identify the crucial elements of transformation of the social and literary self-awareness of different generations in the post-communist Slavic countries over the last fifteen years. In the works of J. Topol, V. Pelevin, T. Rżewicz, D. Ugresić, T. Zabuzhko, or D. Bieńkowski she seeks an answer to the question what was realized out of various dreams of a better and braver world of pluralism and democracy. How do the transformationers, the transformed and the self-transforming “inhabitants” of the new reality recognize their social and ethical situation? Who are, in light of literature, the heroes of our time, and what is behind the notion of “new sensitivity”? What does the so-called “realcap” (real capitalism) mean in literature? And also, which spaces of freedom does the democratic system open for writers and minorities, and which new worlds of imagination does it create in a search for metaphysical, mythical, thanatological, religious and esoteric dimensions of human existence, constrained in the past by imposed, top-down atheism.

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Knowledge and literature of neuroscience started growing steadily during the last few centuries. This paper aims to study the growth of knowledge in neuroscience as well as its literature. The first part of the paper, enumerates a historical survey of the growth of knowledge based on published data. This is done in view of the fact that a consolidated information at one place will be of great value to the students of scientometrics and also to the research scholars who are desirous to undertake research in this discipline. The second part of the paper is entirely based on experimental data which were collected to analyse the growth of literature of the subject.Neuroscience is notable for its wide range of approaches and techniques. In no other branch of research such a manysided approach is so essential. As a consequence last few decades have witnessed an accelerated research tempo and unprecedented growth of the literature on the subject covering its different sub-fields with gradual and systematic transgression of the conventional boundaries between them. To cope with the growth of literature, a new bibliometric technique has been applied to rank periodicals in the field based on 5785 citation data collected from the bibliographic data base published in the source journal namely,Annual Review of Neuroscience. It is expected that this list will reflect the impact of literature on the advancement of knowledge in the field of neuroscience. A striking feature of this study is the comparatively small contribution (8.8%) coming from the application of biochemical techniques and concepts to neuroscience research which differs from what we had noted earlier in the case of other biomedical disciplines. High position occupied by multidisciplinary science journals brings out the significance of new neuroscience research to science as a whole and confirms the importance of this category of journals in the dissemination of knowledge for the overall growth of science. Relatively low proportion, of citations of journals of medicine, both general as well as specialities, in spite of direct relevance of much work in this field to neurological and mental illness reflects the preponderance of interest in the funcamental aspects of neuroscience research. Like other biomedical disciplines neuroscience literature also exhibits English as the most-preferred lingua franca of the subject; dominance of journals published from USA, UK, Germany and the Netherland; a wide scatter of cited literature showing the multidisciplinary approach characteristic of present-day neuroscience research. The results of this study support Bradford's Law of Scattering and also Sengupta's Law of Bibliometrics. It is expected that the present ranking list will be of great help to the working neuroscientists to select a handful of core periodicals in the field for regular browsing from the viewpoint of their importance and significance as these core journals identify maximum segment of contemporary literature on the topics of direct relevance to their day to day research in the field.

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Computerized bibliographic databases have become sufficiently well developed and widely available to researchers that they have become potentially an important source of time series estimates of the growth of scientific literature. This paper uses the GEOREF3 database in such an application to estimation of the growth of geoscience. It is found by comparison with studies previously done from the hardcopy equivalents of GEOREF3 that the computer-derived time series can achieve results similar to their equivalents and do this more efficiently, more inexpensively and more comprehensively. Examples are given for geoscience as a whole, and for the literature related to several mineral commodities: iron ore, lead ore, nickel ore, petroleum and natural gas, radioactive minerals and ores, and zinc ore.

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Internet is not just communication and information, it is also culture. Internet is a global space which allows for what is local. This brings about what we might call glocalization, a fact which justifies considering digital literature taking into account only those works which have been conceived of and written in Spanish. Some of the characteristics attributable to digital literature—collective experimentation and the rupture of narrative linearity—are exemplified in literary stories from the collective and experimental Hispanic novel. In addition, we can avail of certain instances of pioneer digital literary works written in Spanish, in which a number of specific qualities can be found to be based on the texts’ virtual nature itself. In the present study, an original approach to these works is presented in relation to three reading pathways: linear, helicoid and rhizomatic.

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In this section of the journal, the continuous flow chemistry literature of the preceding months is presented. The first part for the year 2012 includes articles published in the last 3 months of 2011. Some key examples are highlighted in the form of graphical abstracts. The remaining publications in the field are then listed grouped by journal name, with review articles grouped at the end.

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In this section of the journal, the continuous flow chemistry literature of the preceding months is presented. Included are articles published in January and February 2012 and some articles from 2011 which received page numbers only in the beginning of 2012. Some key examples are highlighted in the form of graphical abstracts. The remaining publications in the field are then listed ordered by journal name, with review articles grouped at the end.

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In this section of the journal, the literature on continuous-flow synthesis (primarily organic synthesis and functional materials) from the period of April to June 2015 is presented. All the publications are listed and ordered by journal name, with a review article appearing at the end. With a few special issues on flow synthesis that would be appearing in other journals in coming months, the list of publications in this area is expected to grow rapidly towards the end of this year.

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