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Providing Better Data on the Ebola Virus

“Quantifying the Epidemic Spread of Ebola Virus (EBOV) in Sierra Leone Using Phylodynamics,” is featured in an upcoming issue of the journal Virulence. Authored by Samuel Alizon, Sébastien Lion, Carmen Lía Murall and Jessica Abbate, this article studies the use of phylodynamics to discover how the Ebola virus has spread throughout the West African country of Sierra-Leone.

Phylodynamics is the study of genetic variations in pathogens, and the effect of such variations on their transmissions.

“Phylodynamics is used to discover how viruses spread throughout a population,” article co-author Samuel Alizon said. This can affect the virus’ transmission rate or duration of the virus’ infection.

“We managed to infer epidemiological parameters reflecting how fast the recent Ebola virus outbreak was initially growing in Sierra-Leone using only phylogenies inferred from the viral DNA sequences obtained from 78 infected patients,” Alizon said. The co-author goes on to mention that this method is especially important because the results are more impartial.
“Inference via virus sequences is less subject to biases than inference based on reported incidence data, particularly when public health systems collecting those data are overwhelmed,” Alizon said. Studying the epidemic parameters early in the outbreak, the authors say, will play a pivotal role in eventually being able to control the virus, thought there is still much work to be done in the field.

According to Alizon, “The community still awaits the publication of more sequences that will surely help to better understand the spread of the virus.”

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From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.

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Carolan DiFiore, Marketing Assistant, Journals
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Newly acquired medical journals from Informa Healthcare, Taylor & Francis

      

Informa Healthcare, part of the Taylor & Francis Group, are delighted to announce the acquisition of Postgraduate Medicine, Hospital Practice and The Physician and Sportsmedicine.

Established in 1916 by Charles Mayo, Postgraduate Medicine is a rapid peer-reviewed medical journal that communicates the latest research to aid physicians when making treatment decisions, with an emphasis on appealing to primary care physicians.

Hospital Practice is a peer-reviewed journal serving the hospitalist’s range of inpatients, covering the latest in-hospital treatments and protocols serving the needs of patients pre- and post-discharge.

The Physician and Sportsmedicine is a peer-reviewed, clinically oriented publication for primary care physicians, which covers the latest primary care-focused treatments serving the needs of our active patient population, examines the latest drug discoveries to advance treatment and recovery, and takes into account the medical aspects of exercise therapy for a given condition.

All three journals provide a rapid publication service and present semi-themed issues that enhance the impact of published articles.

These journals will transition on to the Taylor & Francis Online platform during 2015.

About Informa Healthcare and Taylor & Francis Group

At Informa Healthcare, our goal is to connect librarians, scientists, professionals, clinicians and other medical practitioners with information they can trust and use. Working with leading researchers and thinkers around the world, we publish only the latest high-impact, peer-reviewed content through our comprehensive portfolio of peer-reviewed journals. We are committed to responsible, ethical publishing and aspire to be a proactive, open-minded publisher, shaping content around the information needs of our users – from the bench to the bedside.

Informa Healthcare are part of the Taylor & Francis Group, who partner with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life.  As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, and Technology and Medicine. From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.

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Luke Alchin
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Medical Journals, Taylor & Francis
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Stalking versus Cyberstalking: effects on victims and their responses compared

The devastating effects of stalking and cyberstalking – harassing or threatening communication via the Internet – are explored in a new study in the journal Justice Quarterly.

Using data from the 2006 Supplemental Victimization Survey (SVS), Matt R. Nobles from Sam Houston State University in Texas and his colleagues explore how several aspects of stalking and cyberstalking differ in order to determine the legal and conceptual relationship between the two crimes. They also investigate how victims of both respond to their situations.

Key among their findings is that victims of cyberstalking engage in more ‘self-protective’ behaviours – such as changing their normal routines or getting a new email address – than victims of stalking. They explain: “Compared to stalking, it is possible that the nature of cyberstalking elicits a very personal violation for its victims, which may elicit more diverse and more frequent protective actions.”

“At first glance this may seem counterintuitive given that stalking often involves more immediate physical exposure to offenders and hence to potential danger (e.g. being followed). Considering the ubiquity of technology, however, as well as the amount of exposure people now have to its different forms, it is plausible that contact through this medium is just as personal as, or more personal than, face-to-face contact.”

Nobles and his colleagues also explore how technology has changed what they call the ‘risk/exposure’ profiles for victims, making stalking easier and self-protection harder. They also explain how the ‘semi-public’ nature of online stalking influences victim behaviour: “In a stalking case, the contact between perpetrator and victim may be largely restricted to one-on-one encounters (e.g. phone calls, following and spying), that are endured or dismissed by the victim, who may second guess the instinct to take more serious protective action. In a cyberstalking case, especially one involving social media as an instrument of communication, the presence of inappropriate or embarrassing content cannot be as easily overlooked because it is instantly visible to others close to the victim, including peers and family.”

They conclude: “The use of technology in the cyberstalking case, therefore, may be simultaneously more harmful to the victim’s psychological well-being and reputation, thus more decisive in spurring quicker self-protective action.”

With data suggesting that between 8 and 12% of women and 2 and 4% of men will experience stalking at some point in their lives and electronic communication becoming increasingly common, the seriousness of cyberstalking cannot be underestimated.

This article is essential reading for anyone with an interest in criminal justice, stalking theory, how technology can change lives – and in the case of cyberstalking at least, ruin them too.

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Alison Hill, Marketing Manager, Taylor & Francis Group
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New open access offset agreement for Austria announced

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Austrian Academic Consortium (Kooperation E-Medien Österreich, KEMÖ), and Taylor & Francis Group have today announced a two year pilot which will offset article publishing charges paid by the Austrian Science Fund against subscription costs for KEMÖ members.

This offset amount will be used by the Austrian Academic Consortium members to reduce the costs of their new or existing subscriptions. In so doing, the agreement allows Taylor & Francis Group to fully acknowledge the funding provided by FWF for researchers to publish on an open access basis in the hybrid journals that make up Taylor & Francis Group’s Open Select program.

Brigitte Kromp of the Austrian Academic Consortium (KEMÖ) said, 

“The members of the Austrian Academic Consortium highly appreciate this new agreement as it cumulates subscription fees and open access article processing charges on a national level, thus creating maximum transparency. We hope, and trust, that this agreement will offer a powerful incentive for more Austrian researchers to publish in Taylor & Francis journals on an open access basis.”

Falk J. Reckling, Strategic Analysis Department Head, FWF said of the agreement,

“Open access is the future of scholarly publishing. Therefore, we see this pilot agreement as an important intermediate step towards full open access with all publishers. Furthermore, due to Taylor & Francis’ strong portfolio of journals in the social sciences and the humanities, Austria gets the chance to strengthen open access publishing in these fields in particular.”

Ian Jones, Journals Sales Director for the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa at Taylor & Francis Group, said,

“Our agreement with The Austrian Science Fund and the Austrian Academic Consortium enables us to continue our policy of developing effective open access publishing models for all concerned, publisher, institution and funder. We’ve welcomed the opportunity to discuss and develop this agreement with our Austrian colleagues, and look forward to ensuring it works effectively for all throughout this pilot phase.”

The agreement with The Austrian Science Fund and the Austrian Academic Consortium follows Taylor & Francis Group’s recent announcement of an agreement with JISC Collections, which included a discount arrangement for articles published on an open access basis in Open Select journals, determined by institutional expenditure.

-ENDS-

 

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About Taylor & Francis Group
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Elaine Devine
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Critical service-learning as a multifaceted, social justice approach

A Special Issue of Theory Into Practice on “Critical Service-Learning Initiatives”

Just Published in the Winter 2015 Issue: Volume 54, Issue 1
Guest Edited by Valerie Kinloch, The Ohio State University

Contributors to this special issue of Theory into Practice view critical service-learning as a multifaceted, social justice approach that integrates classroom instruction with meaningful community engagement. Critical service-learning enriches learning by teaching civic responsibility, impacting educational policy, and strengthening partnerships among schools, universities, and communities. Long recognized as an effective strategy for inspiring student learning, collaboration, engagement, and activism, critical service-learning is credited with raising high school graduation rates, motivating students to enter and complete college, and encouraging students and adults to actively engage in their local and global communities¹. As a research-based method of instruction, critical service-learning has the potential to enhance collaborations among students, teachers, researchers, administrators, parents, and community groups as they work “together with deliberate thought and action toward a common purpose that has reciprocal benefit”².

Collectively, the ten articles included in this special issue of Theory into Practice demonstrate multiple, nuanced, and complex ways critical service-learning initiatives impact the teaching, learning, and engagement of the people who participate in, and are directly and/or indirectly affected by, the initiatives. Critical service-learning initiatives grounded in social awareness and social justice education have the potential to improve teaching and learning, propel people to publicly address educational inequities, and motivate community members to actively seek ways to eradicate the very forms of oppression that have marginalized groups of people for decades. The articles presented in this special issue are about critical service-learning initiatives just as much as they are about the relationships and experiences of people committed to academic success, community engaged scholarship, social justice, and equity for all.

¹Wade, 2001; Kinloch & Smagorinsky, 2014
²Kaye, 2010, p. 2; see Mitchell, 2007

 

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From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.

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Emily Matthias - Senior Marketing Associate, Taylor & Francis Group.
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The Greek Golden Dawn: a well-established party or hanging by a thread?

In the 2014 European Parliament elections, the extreme far right Golden Dawn emerged as Greece’s third largest party. The party continues to rally support in local, regional, and European elections despite a period of turmoil which has seen the leader and MPs jailed on charges of running a criminal organisation.

Is this sustainment of popularity a sign of a now well-established party, or is Golden Dawn temporarily grabbing on the coattails of the established parties’ illegitimation by the economic crisis?

Professor Antonis A. Ellinas seeks to elaborate on this question in his article Neo-Nazism in an Established Democracy: The Persistence of Golden Dawn in Greece for the journal South European Society and Politics. Mapping the Greek Dawn’s ‘ideological kinship’ with Neo-Nazism, the article addresses the destabilised economic and political environment in which the party has emerged and grown, and how this ‘us versus the rest’ mentality has mobilised a surprisingly diverse segment of the voting pool against the political establishment and vulnerable societies within Greece.

With general elections due on 25 January, the question whether Golden Dawn can retain its position as the country’s third party becomes a key issue for the future of Greek democracy.

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Jordan Whitefoot
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Making open access articles more discoverable: new site navigation on Taylor & Francis Online

Finding open access content on Taylor & Francis Online is now even easier with the site’s new open access navigation tab. You can now easily discover every open access article published in a hybrid subscription and open access journal, as part of Taylor & Francis Open Select publishing program.

Open Select articles are no longer just in the table of contents, but can be found via the navigation tab in the left hand bar of any subscription journal that has open access articles published in it. Just look for ‘Open access articles’, click on the tab, and it will take you to all the open access articles within that journal, listed in reverse chronological order.

What are you waiting for? Discover what open access articles are available in your favorite journals today: http://www.tandfonline.com/

About Taylor & Francis Group

Taylor & Francis Group is part of Informa, one of the world’s leading publishers of academic journals. We are dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly information, drawing on expertise developed since first publishing learned journals in 1798. Taylor & Francis now publishes 1,562 scholarly journals in association with over 460 learned societies and scholarly institutions. We operate from a network of 20 global offices, including Philadelphia, Oxford, Melbourne, Stockholm, Beijing, New Delhi, Johannesburg and Singapore.

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Jennifer McMillan, Head of Communications, Taylor & Francis Group Journals

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Inside the minds of Christian and Muslim fundamentalists

A groundbreaking new study in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies compares the views of native Christians and Turkish and Moroccan immigrants in six Western European countries to shed light on the relationship between fundamentalism, religiosity, socio-economic status and hostility towards others.

Key among Ruud Koopmans’ findings were that although ‘fundamentalist attitudinal structures’ were widespread among Muslims, they were certainly not ‘universal’. He observed many variations based on place of origin and religious tradition: Sunnis were more likely to hold fundamentalist views than, say, Alevite Muslims from Turkey or Christians. But unlike for Christians, age (or belonging to the ‘second generation’) was not a significant factor in holding (or not holding) fundamentalist views for Muslims. What was consistent between the two, however, was the effect of social status and poverty: people from both traditions with fundamentalist views were ‘disproportionately found among socio-economically marginalised strata’.

Koopmans also discovered a strong relationship between fundamentalist views in both traditions and hostility towards gays, Jews, and Muslims/Christians. Sixty percent of Christian fundamentalists believed that Muslims are out to destroy Western culture and that more than 70% of Muslim fundamentalists would reject homosexuals as friends.

Why figures like these matter is clear: “Hostile attitudes towards other groups should not be equated with the willingness to employ physical violence. But the combination of a fundamentalist belief in the absolute truth and righteousness of their own cause, hostility and mistrust towards other groups, and a sense of threat based in the belief that others are out to destroy one’s own group may motivate a minority to act on such beliefs.”

Koopmans also makes wider observations about the relationship between the two faiths around the world. He notes that: “In Europe, a strongly secularised native population is confronted with a religiously conservative Muslim population, resulting in a large gap in religious attitudes between Muslims and natives. This is likely to be an important reason – next to the larger numbers and lower socio-economic status of Muslims – why Muslims and Islam have become much more politically contested in Europe than in North America.”

Koopman’s study is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand not only fundamentalism, but also the wide range of beliefs and views held by members of both traditions. It is also a fascinating insight into how European countries and their citizens have responded to Muslim immigrants – and vice versa.

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Rebecca Bray
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CrossMark and FundRef on Taylor & Francis Online

Taylor & Francis continues to support CrossRef transparency initiatives

After extensive trialling, Taylor & Francis has rolled out CrossMark, a verifying tool from CrossRef, across Taylor & Francis Online. CrossMark lets you know that what you’re reading is the most recent and reliable version of an article. And if it’s not, there will be a link to the most current version that you can follow to read.

Since April 2014, the functionality of CrossMark has been trialled in a range of real-life situations on selected titles. Happily, the trial has been a success and following the latest major site release, CrossMark is now on all journal content published from January 1st, 2014.

The CrossMark is present on the abstract and full-text HTML pages, as well as on hosted PDFs. Simply click on the CrossMark icon to find out if what you’re reading is the most current version of record. You’ll also be able to see whether there are updates pending. If updates have been made, you’ll be able to click through on the CrossMark to read the most current version of record.

CrossMark also includes FundRef, another CrossRef initiative to standardize funding information. You’ll be able to see if research has been funded and if it has by whom. FundRef aims to standardize how funder and funding details are captured and recorded. Funder names and identities will be consistent to remove any ambiguity. All articles on Taylor & Francis Online with associated funding information will be recorded clearly and consistently and displayed on the CrossMark.

Trust what you’re reading with CrossMark on Taylor & Francis Online.

About Taylor & Francis Group

Taylor & Francis Group is part of Informa, one of the world’s leading publishers of academic journals. We are dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly information, drawing on expertise developed since first publishing learned journals in 1798. Taylor & Francis now publishes 1,562 scholarly journals in association with over 460 learned societies and scholarly institutions. We operate from a network of 20 global offices, including Philadelphia, Oxford, Melbourne, Stockholm, Beijing, New Delhi, Johannesburg and Singapore.

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Interact with what you’re reading: discover the colwiz interactive PDF reader on Taylor & Francis Online

Reading a research article is far from a passive experience. Researchers mark sections of text, write critical comments, or notes to themselves on printed copies, which can be lost, and not easily shared. Following the latest Taylor & Francis Online site release, you can now annotate PDF documents as you read them with the colwiz Interactive PDF Reader* (iPDF).

Using a series of interactive tools, you can highlight text, write notes, and draw directly on articles — just as with a printed copy. There are two new buttons on Taylor & Francis Online to enable the features of colwiz: “View & annotate PDF” and “Add to colwiz Library”. By saving your annotated iPDF in your personal colwiz library, you will not have to worry about where you placed your notes again.

You can also elect to register for an account with colwiz and access a number of additional features including the full features of colwiz Library and colwiz Drive, a plug-in for writing and citing, and the ability to share your iPDF with other members.

“Taylor & Francis is delighted to implement the colwiz interactive PDF reader on tandfonline.com. Our aim is to support readers and researchers by enhancing the reading and annotation functionality of PDFs, providing reference management tools, and aiding effective collaboration,” says Genevieve Early, Digital Products Director at Taylor & Francis.

Taylor & Francis has implemented the colwiz iPDF reader as a pilot on a selection of 40 journal titles. For more information, visit bit.ly/tf-colwiz

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About Taylor & Francis Group

Taylor & Francis Group is part of Informa, one of the world’s leading publishers of academic journals. We are dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly information, drawing on expertise developed since first publishing learned journals in 1798. Taylor & Francis now publishes 1,562 scholarly journals in association with over 460 learned societies and scholarly institutions. We operate from a network of 20 global offices, including Philadelphia, Oxford, Melbourne, Stockholm, Beijing, New Delhi, Johannesburg and Singapore.

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