We are proud to announce that Economic Geography (EG), published on behalf of Clark University, has entered into a new publishing partnership with Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.
“I am delighted that Clark University has chosen Routledge, Taylor & Francis to be their publishing partner for Economic Geography. The Journal is a world class forum for research, and we are excited to work together with the University and the editorial team to further its dissemination and build on previous successes.” – Leon Heward-Mills, Global Publishing Director, Taylor and Francis Group.
A top ranked journal in the Geography and Economic categories with a 2014 Impact Factor* of 2.735, EG is a prominent and internationally recognisable journal in the field. EG is an outstanding addition to our Geography journal list, adding prestige and lustre to what is already the market-leading programme. In turn, EG will benefit from our expert knowledge of the market and its opportunities, and our high visibility within the research community.
Owned by Clark University since 1925, EG is an internationally peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing high-quality original research that makes leading-edge advances within and beyond the fields of geography, economics, management, and economic sociology and much more. EG plays a central role in supporting and advancing the field of economic geography globally.
The first issue (Volume 92, Issue 1) to be published by Routledge is now available on Taylor and Francis Online. In the issue, an Editorial written by Editor-in-Chief Jim Murphy considers this new chapter and explores the future of the journal, while thanking those who have made exceptional contributions to EG. It also features the esteemed Roepke Lecture in Economic Geography "The Right to Work, and the Right at Work" as presented by Jamie Peck at the AAG in 2015, and is accompanied by a commentary by Susan Christopherson. The issue will be free to access until the end of 2016.
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Cold War Russian Cipher May Finally be Solved
The Soviet VIC cipher used in the early 1950s, long known for being complex and secure, may not be as impossible to crack as initially assumed.
According to a recent article published in Cryptologia, cracking the infamous Soviet VIC cipher is possible if one understands the enciphering algorithm. According to the article’s author Jozef Kollar, if one does not know the algorithm, the cipher indeed lives up to its reputation, and becomes nearly impossible to decipher.
The Soviet VIC Cipher, initially used by the Soviet spy Reino Hayhanen, was believed to be one of the most elaborate hand ciphers of its time. When the United States FBI became aware of the cipher, attempts to decipher it were met with little success. According to Kollar, the FBI was not able to crack the cipher until Hayhanen himself defected to the United States in 1957.
However, Kollar asserts that the cipher “consists of a checkerboard substitution followed by two transpositions,” and “cracking such a substitution alone is not much more difficult than cracking a simple monoalphabetic substitution.” Agent Hayhanen used five different parts in his cipher; the first four followed consistent patterns and the last was random. To crack these parts, one must follow a specific key, which includes Hayhanen’s personal information, a specific password, and the date of the Soviet victory over Japan, and three specific permutations. Kollar outlines the precise steps to decryption in his article.
Ultimately, it appears that the Soviet VIC cipher, long known for its impenetrability and difficulty, may not be as impossible to crack as initially believed. As long as one knows the enciphering algorithm, this well-known cipher could indeed be solvable. One of the biggest mysteries of its time could finally be cracked.
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THE COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW CAA.REVIEWS WEBSITE
The College Art Association (CAA) and Routledge are pleased to announce the launch of a new website for caa.reviews, an online, open-access journal of book and exhibition reviews in the visual arts. The website has a brand new appearance, is easier to navigate, and has faster and smarter search tools. New filters based on geography, time period, and genre or specialization allow readers to narrow and focus search results, making it easier to find exactly what you’re looking for. An important addition for the journal is a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-ND), making reviews available for redistribution if the content is unaltered and appropriate credit is given. Sharing content is easily done through social media buttons on every page.
“For over seventeen years, caa.reviews has been the only scholarly journal solely dedicated to the review of books and exhibitions. The journal would not exist without the dedication and hard work of the Council of Field Editors and caa.reviews Editorial Board, past and present, who produce 150 substantial reviews each year. CAA is grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its original support of the journal and to Taylor & Francis for making the new version of the journal possible,” said DeWitt Godfrey, CAA President.
caa.reviews, founded in 1998, publishes timely scholarly and critical reviews of studies and projects in all areas and periods of art history, visual studies, and the fine arts, providing peer review for the disciplines served by CAA. Publications and projects reviewed include books, articles, exhibitions, conferences, digital scholarship, and other works as appropriate. In reviewing and publishing recent texts and projects, caa.reviews fosters timely, worldwide access to the intellectual and creative materials and issues of art-historical, critical, curatorial, and studio practice, and promotes the highest standards of discourse in the disciplines of art and art history. Explore the new site today at www.caareviews.org.
The College Art Association is dedicated to providing professional services and resources for artists, art historians, and students in the visual arts. CAA serves as an advocate and a resource for individuals and institutions nationally and internationally by offering forums to discuss the latest developments in the visual arts and art history through its Annual Conference, publications, exhibitions, website, and other programs, services, and events. CAA focuses on a wide range of advocacy issues, including education in the arts, freedom of expression, intellectual-property rights, cultural heritage and preservation, workforce topics in universities and museums, and access to networked information technologies. Representing its members’ professional needs since 1911, CAA is committed to the highest professional and ethical standards of scholarship, creativity, criticism, and teaching. Learn more about CAA at www.collegeart.org.
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