The Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Cristiana Sebu, and all the Editorial Board are happy to announce that the 16th issue of the official Science Journal of the Malta Chamber of Scientists, Xjenza Online has been just published and is currently available as open access.
We apologise to the readers and contributors for the delay in releasing this issue. This was mainly due to necessary technical updates as well as to the exceptional circumstances ordained by the spread of the global pandemic COVID-19.
Xjenza Online is a peer-reviewed, free open access international journal. The scope of the journal encompasses research articles, original research reports, reviews, short communications and scientific commentaries in all fields of science.
Xjenza Online has steadily been improving its quality and standards during the past years. The journal not only provides a dedicated forum for publishing high-quality research articles in all areas of science in the Maltese Islands but also serves as the main launching and training platform into scientific publishing for a wide scope of potential authors, including students and young researchers, in a peer-reviewed environment.
Over the years, the journal has evolved alongside the research community it serves. Since the first printed issue of the Xjenza in 1996, the journal has witnessed the progress of scientific effort across many disciplines. The Maltese islands are now the home to a rich and exciting scientific research as highlighted in this current issue.
Under the current circumstances, scientific research is a priority, and so remains our focus in this issue of Xjenza Online, both in the original research we publish and in our news coverage. Although rather brief, this issue includes four interesting articles signed by national and international authors. The full issue and individual articles can be downloaded online.
Contributions are welcome for Xjenza Online Volume 9. Pre-submission and general editorial inquiries, as well as all correspondence should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Prof Cristiana Sebu, via email.