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Prof. Yudong Zhang wins 2017 Emerald Citation of Excellence Award

Dr. Yudong Zhang, a professor in School of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing Normal University, has won the Emerald Citation of Excellence Award 2017 for his paper, “Binary PSO with mutation operator for feature selection using decision tree applied to spam detection” published in the journal of Knowledge-based Systems.




Emerald Publishing Limited is a scholarly publisher of academic journals and books in the fields of management, business, education, library studies, health care, and engineering. It was founded in the United Kingdom in 1967 and has its headquarters in Bingley. The company manages a portfolio of more than 290 journals and over 2650 books and book series volumes.


Each year, Emerald awards authors of 50 notable papers covered in its database with a "Citation of Excellence Award”; hence, receiving a Citation of Excellence is an extraordinary achievement and represents one of the highest accolades that an author can achieve..



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Besides, this paper is also included in the “Most Cited Articles” of the journal, see: