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.

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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

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Submission open for Volume 49, Issue 11, November, 2022.

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Last Research Articles

Globalization marked by advances in science and technology is inevitable, including the people of Bangunrejo Kidul Kedunggalar Ngawi Village. They are faced with maintaining traditions and following modernization. In the last three decades, the social, religious, and cultural faces of their people have shifted due to educational, transportation, and economic factors. What is the shape of this shift in religious traditions? This research is qualitative descriptive research, data collection was conducted by three ways: interviews, observations, and documentation. Data analysis using interactive analytical models includes data reduction, data delivery, and conclusions. This study aimed to describe the shift in socio-religious traditions of the people of Bangunrejo Kidul Village due to globalization. This research sharpens the paradigm of socio-religious philosophy in the sociological approach of religion. By the effect of modernization, the people of Bangunrejo Kidul Village are faced with a new religious movement that brings a purification ideology that erodes Islamic traditions and nationalism. As a result, they were uprooted from their own cultural roots and traditions, causing crises of spirituality and moral damage to society. Nahdatul Ulama (NU) strengthens rural Sufism as a form of engaging tradition through spirituality groups, such as recitation, tahlilan, and other religious activities. This spirituality group exists in the public sphere for social, religious, and cultural activities in the presence of Islam in the community. The association spirituality has become a symbol of cultural resistance to violent ideologies and strengthened community resilience. The existence of NU places Islam as a social ethic in two respects: religion as the source and vision of community morality and Islam as a giver of peace. NU strives to educate life through education, social, cultural, and religious to provide a real contribution to realizing a just and civilized society. The spirituality community has an open religious understanding that puts forward the values of brotherhood (al-ukhuwah), idolatry (al-wathoniyah) and humanity (al-insaniyah). A friendly religious model based on the local culture of Bangurejo Kidul Village is expected to shape the character and identity of a polite, tolerant, and civilized nation.


Keywords: Nahdatul Ulama, tradition, rural communities, public spaces, spirituality associations.

Mibtadin, Rosidin, Dandung Budi Yuwono, Arnis Rachmadhani, Ahsanul Khalikin, Reslawati

This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of Polyherbal product Intellan with Vinpocetine in managing dementia and subject them to analysis by Mini metal state examination (MMSE) score, which is the most broadly perceived formal intellectual test. The MMSE was a 30-point test. This study was conducted at the Department of Medicine, Civil Hospital, Karachi, for six months. Patients were dispensed to get the test drug Intellan or controlled drug Vinpocetine. Keeping in consideration for 20% dropout in the test drug arm, with full appliance in the vinpocetine treatment arm, 150 subjects were in each arm. A total of 300 patients of both genders aged between 30 and 75 years who met the inclusion criteria participated in the study. The patients were evaluated prospectively for 24 weeks. The patients were advised follow-up visits weekly. Data were entered and analyzed using SPSS 12.0 (statistical software). The study groups were compared with the baseline characteristic, clinical presentation and history. Mean comparison was done by independent t-test and dependent t-test as appropriate, p≤0.05 was considered significant. No such study can be found that compare these drugs for treating dementia. In our study, mean MMSE before treatment, at 3 months and at 6 months was 8.91±4.12, 10.78±4.41, 13.54±4.54, respectively, while in group B, mean MMSE before treatment, at 3 months and at 6 months was 8.61±4.00, 10.74±4.18, 13.24±4.63, respectively. We found significant mean difference of MMSE before treatment with MMSE at 3 months, MMSE before treatment with MMSE at 6 months and MMSE at 3 months with MMSE at 6 months for both groups. An insignificant mean difference of MMSE at the 6th month s with study group (p=0.572) was found. Mean comparison was also done according to the study group s for stratified categories of gender, age, socio-economic status, education status, family history of dementia, living area, Alzheimer, epilepsy, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and body mass index.


Keywords: Intellan, Vinpocetine, mini-mental state examination, dementia, efficacy.

Ghazal Fatima Naqvi, Safila Naveed, Aisha Sana, Asma Wazir, Sohail Hassan, Shereen, Tahreem Mujtaba, Nazia Tabassum, Qurat-Ul-Aen Ismail, Fatima Qamar

This study aimed to analyze the correct cross-legged sitting position to prevent low back pain in students at Islamic boarding schools. This study used an analytical design with a cross-sectional design. The study was conducted 30 males on Students at the Durrotu Aswaja Islamic Boarding School in Semarang. Participants also agreed to the procedure by filling out and signing the informed. The instrument in this study used a questionnaire and pain measurement of low back pain using the Visual Analog Scale. The results of this study indicate that 20 out of 30 Islamic boarding school students have experienced low back pain due to the cross-legged position. From test data A to C found the average results show 13% of respondents experiencing very severe pain, 9% of respondents experiencing severe pain, 73% of respondents experiencing moderate pain, and 6% of respondents experiencing mild pain. In conclusion, many things cause low back pain, one of which is the effect that sitting in one position for a long time has on low back pain. Some of the pain results in complaints such as low back pain, knee pain, and tingling. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic's social isolation, only students who signed informed consent were willing to engage in the study until it was finished, which resulted in a insignificant number of respondents. Many respondents were still in their homes or local communities at the time, which poses a limitation for this study.


Keywords: sitting cross-legged, low back pain, students, Islamic boarding school.

Fajar Awang Irawan, Dhias Fajar Widya Permana, Imam Dwi Bagus Solikhun, Khoiril Anam, Zahra Citra Fanita, Dina Syarafina Ghassani

The spread of the coronavirus pandemic from the end of 2019 until the present has drastically changed the trends in the tourism service industry around the world, also in community-based tourism in Thailand. This qualitative research article aimed to explain community-based tourism management during the coronavirus pandemic and includes multiple case studies in five communities of five provinces (Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, and Satun provinces) along the Andaman coast of Thailand, which creates an understanding of the characteristics of community-based tourism management for application in specific situations. The data were collected from January to March 2022 via online in-depth interviews and online focus group discussions, with ten key informants and community-based tourism entrepreneurs (two representatives from each). Then, the data were verified using triangulation and analyzed by using content analysis. The results revealed that the community-based tourism management in the Andaman coastal area of Thailand was based on the communities’ cultural and natural resources. The tourism operation during the coronavirus 2019 pandemic was focused on building confidence and safety for tourists, namely: 1) characteristics of vaccinated tourists entering the communities and preferred quality tourists; 2) communities’ readiness for receiving tourists — service staff was regularly checked for coronavirus, renovations were done, and tourism activities were designed to be appropriate in a pandemic situation; 3) public relations and communication of the communities’ good image were pursued; 4) community development sought to achieve the standard of the Thailand Safety and Health Administration; 5) a surveillance system was established to monitor community situations. However, recommendations based on this research are that the government should support community-based tourism operations through tax measures, financial projects allocated to the communities, and technology to promote tourism on various platforms. Results from this research can be applied to community-based tourism entrepreneurs, especially in other areas of Thailand.


Keywords: community-based tourism, coronavirus 2019 pandemic, Andaman coastal area, Thailand.

Prawit Khunnikom, Umaporn Muneenam, Phen Sukmag

Throughout their education, young people can acquire various skills that they can use on the job market. This study aims to study the perceptions of students regarding the importance of soft skills. Many studies have recently focused on "soft skills" in the labor market, that is to say, non-cognitive skills, particularly in relation to life skills, knowing how to become and knowing how to have, which could influence the employability of future students seeking employment. From a study on a sample of 400 students enrolled in the third year of college  in two faculties: the Faculty of Sciences Ben M'Sick (FSBM) of Casablanca, and the Faculty of Sciences Ain Chock (FSAC) of Casablanca, we built a general idea on the opinion of the  students of science branches in the university concerning soft skills, we identified the most important soft skills according to their perspective, with various educational institutions' pedagogical methods; their relevance and impact in developing soft skills and their benefits to students, the implementation of soft skills in academic settings, and the measures that should be taken by universities to better enable the acquisition of soft skills.   


Keywords: soft skills, faculty, science, employment, professions.

S. Khadija Chadil, Pr. Mohamed Radid, Pr. Youssef Sefri
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