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Taylor & Francis Group launch TandFChina.com: its online hub for Chinese customers and partners

Taylor & Francis Group launch TandFChina.com: its online hub for Chinese customers and partners

Launching today, TandFChina.com is Taylor & Francis’ online hub for the scholarly community in China. It offers key resources for authors, researchers, journal editors, research librarians and learned societies in Mandarin, as well as being a gateway to all Taylor & Francis content, both books and journals and from all imprints (Routledge, Taylor & Francis, CRC Press and Garland Science).

More than 70,000 China-based researchers published in Taylor & Francis journals in 2015, almost five times the figure in 2010, and accounting for 16% of authors published that year. This number continues to grow, with over 25,000 published so far in 2016. Taylor & Francis already provides guidance for aspiring, new and experienced researchers but the launch of TandFChina.com brings this to Chinese authors in Mandarin, with key information on such areas as publishing a book, selecting and submitting to a journal, promoting research, and Open Access publishing. With links to English language editing services and videos and infographics in Mandarin, TandFchina.com will help visitors better understand and navigate the publishing process.

Dedicated sections for journal editors, research librarians and learned societies support each of these publishing partners, while links to Taylor & Francis Online, Taylor & Francis ebooks and CRC Netbase are quick to navigate to. Latest news from the Group will also offer regional updates and insights on the scholarly publishing landscape within China. Previewed at Taylor & Francis events in Hong Kong and Beijing, Xin Jin, Editor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters, commented,

“This Chinese website of Taylor & Francis Group will greatly enhance the interaction between publishers, editors and authors; enable Chinese editors to catch up with the latest news from Taylor & Francis Group and the overall publishing industry … Congratulations and thanks!”

Of the launch, Roger Horton (Chief Executive, Taylor & Francis Group) said,

“During my 20 years at Taylor & Francis I have been delighted to see us develop to become a truly global academic publisher. Recently I have taken a great pleasure and pride in helping Taylor & Francis establish a greater presence in Asia, and particularly in China. It is vital that we connect with all our academic partners in China, and this initiative is another important step on the journey we wish to take in China over the coming years.”

Eng Guan Ang, Managing Director, Taylor & Francis China said:

“I am excited for the future of Taylor & Francis in China. Whether you are a librarian, an author of book or journal article, editor or academic society, I believe your partnership with us will increase the awareness of global audiences of the increasingly important role Chinese scholarship is playing internationally. This website will make our partnership even more efficient and easier.”

Visit the Taylor & Francis China website at TandFChina.com.

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, Oxford.

Can thinking about your pet help you cope with social rejection?

Do animals have a unique ability to comfort people, or are they just distractions from social pain?

A recent study reveals that people who are more likely to assign human-like qualities to animals or inanimate objects may benefit from just thinking about animals when feeling socially rejected.

In three separate studies, participants were asked to relive past experiences of social rejection. After this, they were then asked to name photographed animals and their feelings were analysed again. Participants who thought of names for animals reported less negative emotions and feelings of rejection than those who did not. Thinking about naming a human did not produce the same effect; with the study showcasing evidence that thoughts about a pet can provide a soothing stimulus for humans.

The lead author of the study, Christina M. Brown, said: “Those who are more predisposed to attribute entities with human like-characteristics would benefit from even the most minimal engagement with animals.”

Anthropomorphism may be an effective and powerful way to eradicate and combat the negative feelings that result from social rejection.

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, Oxford.

The name’s Jamesbondia: new group of Caribbean plants named after James Bond

An article published in Plant Biosystems formally proposes the existence of a new subgenus of plants, Jamesbondia, an infrageneric group of the Neotropical flowering genus known as Alternanthera. It has officially been called Jamesbondia after the notable American ornithologist James Bond, whose name Ian Fleming is known to have used for his eponymous spy series.

The four Jamesbondia plant species are mostly found in Central America and the Caribbean Islands. Authors I. Sánchez-del Pino and D. Iamonico have built on the research of J.M. Mears, who identified a group of Caribbean plant species as “Jamesbondia” from 1980 to 1982 in unpublished annotations on Alternanthera specimens. Molecular phylogenetic analyses and observations of the flower morphology justify the official separate naming of this group.

The name Jamesbondia has never previously been validly published. Respecting the annotations of Mears, the authors named the subgenus in honour of the American ornithologist. Sánchez-del Pino and Iamonico suspect that Mears’ choice of name relates to the geographic distribution of the species: “‘Jamesbondia is clearly dedicated to the ornithologist James Bond (1900–1989), who focused his research on birds in the same Caribbean areas that are the primary home of the four putative species of subgenus Jamesbondia.”

Ian Fleming, a keen bird watcher, adopted the name for his series of spy novels about a fictional British Secret Service and is quoted as saying, ''It struck me that this brief, unromantic, Anglo-Saxon and yet very masculine name was just what I needed, and so a second James Bond was born.”

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A spoonful of sugar? Swapping sugary drinks for water and dairy seems the best medicine.

New research by Andersen et al, published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, may have an impact on the sugar tax debate.  The research team observed overall changes in dietary patterns in overweight children, including a decrease in consumption of sugary drinks, when additional water or milk is added to their diet.  

Since 2011 the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition has recommended plain water as the best source of fluid for children, to promote fullness, reduce calorie intake and subsequently stabilise weight. Until now though, little evidence has proven the link between children’s choice of beverage, dietary habits and weight. Using a sample of 173 overweight Danish adolescents, Andersen et al explored the effect of providing 1 l/d of either water or milk over a 12 week period on the overall diet. They studied effects on calories, nutrients, food types and general dietary patterns. The children were encouraged to eat without restraint during the study, except for the addition of the test drink. Would the addition of milk or water have a favourable effect on participants’ health?

The results showed participants recorded on average a lower intake of food per kilogram of body weight during the trial. Furthermore, consumption of convenience foods, notably sugary drinks, was significantly lower in both water and milk study groups. The water group showed a decrease in calories consumed during the intervention. This might be a positive step towards maintaining a healthy diet and maybe also a healthy weight. The authors note The main strength of this study is the…inclusion of the whole dietary approach of well measured foods and dietary patterns ... Moreover, the investigation was designed with no restriction of diet ... This imitates how dietary changes may be adapted into usual life and supports free-living behaviour, which increases the interpretation of results in relation to public health.”

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Article exploring memories of sport in childhood wins SHAPE America Research Council’s 2015 Writing Award

SHAPE America's Research Council Writing Award Committee has announced that the article 'I just remember rugby': Re-membering Physical Education as More Than a Sport has been selected from the 86th volume of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (RQES) as the winner of the Research Council's 2015 Writing Award. This award is designed to identify outstanding contributions of scholarship from papers published in each volume of the RQES. The article's authors, Ashley Casey and Mikael Quennerstedt, were presented with the award during the Annual C.H. McCloy Research Lecture and Breakfast on April 7 during the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Minneapolis, MN.

The research study found that when boys recall memories of PE that move away from  playing or the multi-activity discourse and move toward an educative discourse where the “how” and “why” replace the “what,” then remembering becomes richer. This is something both research and practitioners of PE should pay attention to. If this reactualization of experience is “paid forward” (in other words, if students experience PE positively), then the impact could be significant for future generations. In seeking to shift the cultural norms, it is necessary to explore what people do and say in PE’s name—both those currently involved in the field and those who influence them. This starts with the positioning of PE within the individual and cultural memories of our societies.

Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport publishes research in the art and science of human movement that contributes significantly to the knowledge base of the field as new information, reviews, substantiation or contradiction of previous findings, development of theory, or as application of new or improved techniques. The goals of RQES are to provide a scholarly outlet for knowledge that: contributes to the study of human movement, particularly its cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature; impacts theory and practice regarding human movement; stimulates research about human movement; and provides theoretical reviews and tutorials related to the study of human movement.

Routledge is proud to partner in publishing with SHAPE America, the largest organization of professionals involved in physical education, physical activity, dance and school-based health education. Explore the complete collection of SHAPE America titles and learn more about the organization at shapeamerica.tandfonline.com

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Bloodstream infection pathogens becoming more resilient

A recently published special issue of Virulence, "Bloodstream Infections", focuses on the resilience of bloodstream infections (BSI) and is endorsed by the European Study Group for Infections in Compromised Hosts of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Guest Editor Dr. Claudio Viscoli, a Professor of Infectious Disease at the University of Genoa, outlines in an editorial "Bloodstream Infections: The Peak of the Iceberg" why a special issue was created focusing extensively on BSI.

Dr. Viscoli states, “BSI remain a formidable challenge for the infectious disease physician, but may become a mission impossible if we will not efficiently contrast the development of resistance.” He highlights how the pattern of types of BSI infecting pathogens has been changing and growing more resilient, while also more concerning is the decreasing efficacy of many antibiotics. The articles contained within the BSI special issue further inform and illuminate these concerns. The BSI special issue contains a wide spectrum of clinical settings, with articles addressing patient populations of those at high risk of infections and also those who occasionally interrelate with BSI. Microbiological problems, especially antibiotic resistance, were also examined within the special issue.

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‘The end of western civilization’? Trump, Clinton, and the 2016 presidential election

In a new article from The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, author and former Director of the Center for Culture and Security at the Institute of World Politics, Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon, gives a frank assessment of the state of US politics and finds a cause for concern.

Publishing within IJFA, the official publication of the Israel Council on Foreign Relations (ICFR), she describes a presidential campaign that ‘unfolds embarrassingly’ before an increasingly troubled global populace, and reminds readers that though Trump may be the campaign’s worst spectacle, Hillary Clinton too has left many questions unanswered, both to the public, and the FBI.

Dr. Pilon goes on to suggest that both candidates are in fact the product of an immense "civilizational angst", the result of years of undelivered promises sold under the "vacuous" mantra of "change". She states that though both Clinton and Trump claim to be able to deliver a better future, in fact their campaigns are not "about the message". She depicts their politics instead as being based on a ‘virulent form of know nothingism’ that is close to nihilism. 

She describes a "mercenary media" that is "subversively misleading" the public, and academics that sit back and "opine in academese". However, they are not the only ones to whom Dr. Pilon attributes blame. The threat of global jihadism has in her view altered the "rational calculus", and the perceived weakness of Obama has left worried US citizens vulnerable to Trump’s perpetual vow to "make America great again".

Dr. Pilon’s article offers a unique perspective on modern US politics, providing rational explanations for what is arguably the most irrational election campaign in recent American history.

The Unbearable Lightness of America's 2016 Presidential Campaign
Juliana Geran Pilon
The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs

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Synthetic cannabinoids versus natural marijuana: a comparison of expectations

An article entitled 'Comparison of Outcome Expectancies for Synthetic Cannabinoids and Botanical Marijuana,' from The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, studied the expected outcomes of both synthetic and natural marijuana.

186 adults who had previously used both synthetic and natural marijuana, as well as 181 who had previously used only botanical marijuana, were surveyed about their expected outcomes of using either type of cannabinoid. The results showed that the expected negative effects were significantly higher for synthetic marijuana than for natural marijuana across both categories of use history.

Despite the more commonly expected negative effects of synthetic cannabinoids, the most cited reasons for using these compounds were wider availability, avoiding a positive drug test, curiosity, perceived legality, and cost.

Authors concluded, “Given growing public acceptance of recreational and medical marijuana, coupled with negative perceptions and increasing regulation of synthetic cannabinoid compounds, botanical marijuana is likely to remain more available and more popular than synthetic cannabinoids.”

About The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse is an international journal published six times per year and provides an important and stimulating venue for the exchange of ideas between the researchers working in diverse areas, including public policy, epidemiology, neurobiology, and the treatment of addictive disorders. The journal includes a wide range of translational research, covering preclinical and clinical aspects of the field. The Journal covers these topics with focused data presentations and authoritative reviews of timely developments in our field. Manuscripts exploring addictions other than substance use disorders are encouraged. Reviews and Perspectives of emerging fields are given priority consideration.

2015 Journal Citation Reports® ranks The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 53rd out of 119 journals in Psychology, Clinical (Social Sciences) and 16th out of 36 journals in Substance Abuse (Social Sciences) with a 2014 Impact Factor of 1.799 and a 5-year Impact Factor of 2.096
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Too much self-confidence can lead to foreign policy fiascos for Prime Ministers

Finding someone to blame for policy fiascos is part of politics, but a new study of British Prime Ministers suggests that many of them should be pointing the finger squarely at themselves.

Klaus Brummer studied the personality traits and political beliefs of 13 British Prime Ministers to determine the importance of individual decision makers – rather than other factors – in the context of foreign policy fiascos. In particular, he wanted to know whether those PMs who had disasters happen on their watch had different personality traits and beliefs from those who didn’t – and how those traits and beliefs might have contributed.

As he explains in the Journal of European Public Policy: “The idea is that ‘extreme’ manifestations of individual idiosyncrasies, relating to personality traits and/or political beliefs, increase the likelihood of decision-makers to engage in low-quality decision-making processes that in turn increase the likelihood of ending up with policy fiascos as outcomes.”

Brummer assigned six PMs to his foreign policy ‘fiasco’ group (Chamberlain [Appeasement], Eden [Suez], Macmillan and Wilson [EEC], Major [ERM], Blair [Iraq]). To his ‘non-fiasco’ group he assigned seven: Churchill, Attlee, Heath, Callaghan, Thatcher, Brown and Cameron. For his data, Brummer coded and studied almost 370,000 words of political speech, including Hansard and transcripts of interviews, noting seven leadership traits and leaders’ beliefs about the nature and actions of politics.

Brummer’s instincts were right. His results suggest that ‘fiasco’ leaders do exhibit extreme versions of certain personality traits which set them apart from ‘non-fiasco’ PMs, and, as it happens, other world leaders. Specifically, ‘fiasco’ PMs appear to have less need for power and a lower ‘task orientation’ than ‘non-fiasco’ PMs; they also show a significantly higher levels of self-confidence.

“Maybe fiascos are the result of a lack of individual leadership exhibited by prime ministers who fail to provide direction to their decision group (owing to a low need for power) and refrain from changing their approach (owing to high self-confidence),” he suggests.

Brummer’s study also suggests that ‘fiasco’ PMs have a ‘gloomier perception of the political universe’ and follow a more ‘conflictual approach to politics’ than ‘non-fiasco’ PMs, which ‘might predispose them to acting too soon or doing too much’.

The combination of extreme versions of personality traits and beliefs is a recipe for disaster, or at least fiasco. “Leaders with a markedly high level of self-confidence … are more likely to jump to conclusions and subsequently maintain their course of action even in the light of contradictory new information. If such a highly self- or, rather, over-confident leader’s preferred course of action is to pursue goals through conflictual strategies based on a pessimistic, conflict-prone view … the odds are that policy changes will not be forthcoming even though …  the situation on the ground would suggest otherwise.”

In other words, failed PMs also have themselves to blame.

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Questioning attitudes to dating across the colour line

A new study examines for the first time how both biracial and monoracial daters really feel about dating someone with a different background to theirs. The research, published in Ethnic and Racial Studies, suggests that, in the US at least, a person’s race still plays a big role in who might ask them out for dinner.

Allison R. McGrath of Vanderbilt University, and her colleagues, studied the profiles and racial preferences of 1,200 men and women on the US version of the dating site Match.com. The rationale for their study is that “although the increasing numbers of biracial people seemingly suggest that the United States is becoming a more racially and ethnically diverse nation, by investigating the dating preferences of biracial individuals, we are able to assess whether racial/ethnic boundaries are truly blurring”.

The authors found that roughly 87% of all monoracial daters would date someone outside their own race/ethnicity. An overwhelming majority of these monoracial daters stated a preference for dating whites (91%), followed by Hispanics (81%), ‘other’ (71%), Asians (67%) and blacks (62%).

The figures were similar for biracial daters, with over 87% indicating that they were willing to date someone outside their own racial/ethnic group. Again the overwhelming majority indicated that they were seeking partners who were white (92%), followed closely by respondents who reported they were willing to date Hispanics (81%) and ‘others’ (71%).

However, when broken down, the results revealed that certain racial/ethnic combinations were less inclined than others to date someone who was partly outside of their own race and ethnicity. White biracial individuals (Asian-white, Hispanic-white, and other-white, for example), were less likely to indicate a preference to date outside of their racial/ethnic category compared to the biracial daters as a whole.

To explain this, the authors suggest that “although our findings indicate that biracial individuals are more likely to seek potential partners outside of their same racial/ethnic identity, their dating preferences also reflect a distinct racial hierarchy that may account for why some racial/ethnic categories are more desirable than others”.

As McGrath and her colleagues explain: “Daters essentially ‘trade’ in personal, social, and cultural capital to find a romantic partner with characteristics that they believe will fulfil their own needs and desires. In the case of race, individuals who possess the highest level of perceived status may choose to date across colour lines if they also perceive some form of surplus (e.g. money or education) that would make the ‘romantic exchange’ equitable”.

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