Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences

The Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences is the leading Chinese academic journal that publishes articles in all areas of natural sciences. The Journal is meant to serve as a means of communication and discussion of important issues related to science and scientific activities. The Journal publishes only original articles in English which have international importance. In addition to full-length research articles, the Journal publishes review articles. Papers can be focused on fundamental research leading to new methods, or adaptation of existing methods for new applications.

Articles for the Journal are peer-reviewed by third-party reviewers who are selected from among specialists in the subject matter of peer-reviewed materials.

The Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences is a kind of forum for discussing issues and problems facing science and scholars, as well as an effective means of interaction between the members of the academic community. The Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences is read bya large number of scholars, and the circulation of the journal is constantly growing.

The Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences publishes special issues on various and relevant topics of interest to the scientific community.

The Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences is indexed by Web of Science, Scopus, Current Contents, Geobase and Chemical Abstracts.


Articles containing fundamental or applied scientific results in all areas of the natural sciences are accepted for consideration.

The Editorial Board of the Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences is composed of 25 members and is chaired by Academician Chen Zhengqing. Editor-in-chief is Prof. Yi Weijian.


Frequency of publication: monthly

ISSN: 1674-2974

Access to all articles on the website is open, does not require registration or payment.

Journal articles are licensed under the CC BY 4.0 Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

The Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences takes care of maintaining electronic versions of articles. Data safety is ensured by backing up digital data in accordance with internal regulations. Logical and physical data migration is also provided. Cloud technologies are applied.

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Address: Lushan Road (S), Yuelu District, Changsha, Hunan Province, Zip Code: 410082 (Editorial Department of Journal)

Paper Submission 



Submission open for Volume 48, Issue 9, September 2021.

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Please submit your manuscripts through our Online Submission System or directly to the Chief -Editor's e-mail
Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal on all aspects of natural sciences published monthly online.
Manuscripts are peer-reviewed. The first decision is given to authors about 20-30 days after submission; acceptance for publication after revisions is done within seven days (averages for articles published in this journal in the half of 2021).
Journal of Hunan University Natural Sciences provides an advanced forum on all aspects of natural sciences. It publishes reviews, research papers, and communications. We aim to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that everyone can reproduce the results. Electronic files and software regarding the full details of the calculation or experimental procedure can be deposited as supplementary electronic material if unable to be published in a normal way.
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Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use our English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions. The articles that native English speakers do not edit are not allowed for publication.
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The high number of Covid-19 incidents is the main problem currently being faced, so how to reduce the number of incidents is a significant concern at this time. It is hoped that the risk factors and causes of mortality and how to detect the severity of Covid-19 can be a solution to reduce the morbidity of Covid-19 infection. This research is an analytical observational using the ApoE, Presenilin 1 (PSEN1), and TNF-α from the blood sample of Covid-19 patients; moreover, the thorax serial radiographs were evaluated by CARE score and were also used to determine the prognosis. All of the three indicators were examined using the ELISA Kit. Furthermore, the variables were analyzed using the SPSS 16.0 Ver. with Pearson and Spearman Rho data analysis. There is no correlation between ApoE, PSEN1, and TNF-α as Covid-19 severity predictors in this research regarding factors such as fewer geriatric samples, steroid usage as therapy, and fewer patients with comorbidities.



Keywords: apolipoprotein E, presenilin 1, TNF-α, COVID-19, severity, predictors.



Widiana Ferriastuti, Aryati, Harianto Notopuro, Anggraini D. Sensusiati, Paulus Sugianto, Anita Widyoningroem

The growth of micro and small businesses in the culinary sector in Jakarta and Tangerang is quite significant. Changes in the way to market the products and payment systems that force an entrepreneur to switch to e-commerce and digital payment systems have made many entrepreneurs not ready or able to adapt quickly. For this reason, this study wants to examine the influence of organizational culture and absorptive capacity on organizational performance mediated by organizational innovation in micro and small business actors in the culinary field in the Jakarta and Tangerang areas. This study indicates that the mediating role of organizational innovation in the relationship of organizational culture and absorptive capacity on organizational performance is not supported by micro and small business actors in the culinary field in the Jakarta and Tangerang areas. However, the direct effect of organizational learning on organizational innovation and organizational performance is proven to be supported in this study. Meanwhile, the influence of absorptive capacity on organizational performance is not supported, either directly or indirectly. The ability to adapt by identifying and assimilating new information to produce innovations that can improve company performance is still very low. However, the entrepreneur's awareness of the importance of speed in adapting to changes in companies and markets is good enough.



Keywords: organizational culture, absorptive capacity, organizational innovation, organizational performance, strategic flexibility, micro and small enterprises.



Zoel Hutabarat, Willy Arafah, Farida Jasfar

The purpose of this research was to prove that political connections affect idiosyncratic risk and firm performance. The uniqueness of this research was that it involved religiosity, board characteristic, and institutional ownership as moderating variables that strengthen insights about corporate governance practices in religious corridors. The analysis technique used was the linear regression method to test the hypothesis using a sample of companies at the Indonesia Stock Exchange for 2016-2019. The political connection has a significant positive effect on idiosyncratic risk but a negative effect on performance. This study raises the corporate social responsibility (CSR) variable to contrast political connections in explaining corporate risk and performance. The result is that environmental CSR is more sensitive and significant than total CSR. All moderating variables (religiosity, characteristic board, and institutional ownership) strengthen all models. Political connections and environmental CSR have a significant influence on idiosyncratic risk and performance. Environmental CSR is better in reducing idiosyncratic risk and improving performance compared with total CSR. This study did not include the pyramid structure of majority ownership, so the measurement of political connection ignored it. In the future, it can be related to the relationship between political connections and the domination of controlling shareholders in the company.



Keywords: political connection, corporate social responsibility, idiosyncratic risk, company performance, religiosity, institutional ownership.



Zunairoh, Liliana Inggrit Wijaya

Higher education as an organization is responsible for achieving “Tri Dharma,” including teaching, research, and community engagement. Management commitment the organization needs to motivate lecturers and improve performance. The data collected was from 53 lectures in Theological Seminary in Jakarta. Processing and data analysis used Partial Least Square to test the hypothesis. The study results found that management commitment to the Theological Seminary could increase the motivation work of the lecturer because they have a conducive environment. The lecturers' management commitment and motivation work can affect the organizational citizenship behavior to bring different behavior for the lecturers. Management commitment and lecturer work motivation can improve lecturer performance by increasing the Tri Dharma of lecturers in teaching, research, and community engagement. This study provides that theoretical development organizations could increase college rankings and increase competitiveness through the power of teamwork and the application of organizational citizenship behavior.



Keywords: management commitment, motivation, organizational citizenship behavior, lecturer performance.



Wahju A. Rini, Pamela H. Heng, Bobby Putrawan, Zeplin J. H. Tarigan, Sundring P. Djati, Ahmad Hidayat Sutawidjaya

In the context of globalization and international integration, especially the development trend of industrial evolution 4.0 strongly influences and impacts different aspects and fields in social life. It attracts every country to a “playground” called “Integration.” Globalization firmly affects every social life field with its vastness and complexity to every country and nation, especially to train global citizenship to satisfy globalization and international integration requirements. For the southeast in general, and Ho Chi Minh City in particular, globalization and international integration has brought chances, opportunities. At the same time, there are also some real challenges and risks in the training of global citizens. Therefore, the need for further research is an urgent issue at the moment.  The analysis provides an objective and comprehensive approach and assessment. It uses the full potential to control globalization risks. The study also focuses on integrating international processes for global citizens' training to meet the current socio-economic development requirements has urgent practical significance.



Keywords: global citizens, globalization, international integration, the Southeast, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.




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