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Psychosocial Skills Can Stop Relapse in People with Eating Disorders, Says Expert

Health services should teach patients with eating disorders psychosocial skills to help more people recover and avoid relapse, according to an expert. Anorexia, bulimia and other eating issues affect millions of people, and eating disorder specialist Bethany Crowley warns that eating disorders are often misunderstood. She suggests a more integrated approach to treating people is […]

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Only Around Half of Individuals Disclose or Believe They Should Reveal Having an STI Prior to Sexual Intercourse, Research to-date Suggests

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A review of research to-date reveals the complex nature of revealing a diagnosis of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) to a partner ahead of engaging in sexual activity. With individuals experiencing a variety of feelings and emotions related to the prospect of disclosure, the research shows that only around half or fewer individuals felt able […]

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Giant skull of Australian megafauna bird reveals a prehistoric ‘giga-goose’

After 128 years of exploration, fossil excavation and investigation, Flinders University researchers have finally uncovered the skull of Australia’s own giant and charismatic megafauna bird – Genyornis newtoni. The only previously known skull for this species, reported on in 1913, was heavily damaged and with little of the original bone remaining, not much could be […]

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Bird Flu: Diverse Range of Vaccines Platforms “Crucial” for Enhancing Human Pandemic Preparedness

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New Study Launches Following the Discovery of a Second Case of Avian Influenza Spreading from Cows to Humans   Vaccination remains the most effective strategy for avian influenza prevention and control in humans, despite varying vaccine efficacy across strains. That’s according to the authors of a new review which delves into existing research into bird […]

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Artificial Intelligence Could Help Cure Loneliness, Says Expert

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology could offer companionship to lonely people amid an international epidemic of loneliness, says a robotics expert. Tony Prescott, a professor of cognitive robotics at the University of Sheffield, argues in his new book The Psychology of Artificial Intelligence that ‘relationships with AIs could support people’ with forms of social interaction. Loneliness […]

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Echidnapus identified from an ‘Age of Monotremes’

Australian researchers have found evidence of the oldest known platypus and a new species, dubbed ‘echidnapus’, which has a platypus-like anatomy alongside features that more closely resemble an echidna. Published today in the Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, evidence of an ‘Age of Monotremes’ has been unearthed by a team of Australian scientists at […]

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Approximately One in Nine U.S. Children Diagnosed with ADHD, as New National Study Highlights an “Ever-Expanding” Public Health Concern

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One Million More Children in the U.S. are Diagnosed with ADHD in 2022 Than in 2016    An exploration into the national U.S. dataset on children ever diagnosed with ADHD has revealed an “ongoing and ever-expanding” public health issue.    Findings published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology uncover that approximately […]

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Eyes in the sky: How China’s advanced earth observation system shapes global progress

China’s Earth Observation (EO) System has seen significant progress, evolving into a sophisticated network of satellites supporting various global applications. This system, vital for sustainable development, promises further advancements with new technologies enhancing its capabilities. China’s EO journey began with the launch of its first satellite, DFH-1, in 1970, followed by the first recoverable remote […]

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Routledge and The University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Education Form New Publishing Partnership

Routledge to Co-Publish Two Book Series for HKU’s Comparative Education Research Centre. Routledge and The University of Hong Kong’s Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC) have announced a new partnership for two established book series. The leading education publisher will now co-publish both the CERC Studies in Comparative Education and CERC Monograph series, supporting the global […]

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Rigid Approach to Teaching Phonics is ‘Joyless’ and is Failing Children, Experts Warn

Experts have released robust research to show that phonics should be taught hand-in-hand with reading and writing to encourage true literacy and a love of reading, not through narrow synthetic phonics. There is widespread disagreement globally across academic and educational spheres about the best way to teach children to learn to read and write. Despite […]

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Wind Farms can Offset Their Emissions Within Two Years, New Study Shows

After spinning for under two years, a wind farm can offset the carbon emissions generated across its entire 30-year lifespan, when compared to thermal power plants. That’s according to a new peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand – which also shows within six months a turbine can generate […]

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Unicamp and Taylor & Francis Sign the University’s First Transformative Agreement

New Read & Publish Deal will Support Unicamp Researchers to Choose Open Access. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), one of Latin America’s leading institutions, has announced a new partnership with Taylor & Francis to increase the global reach and impact of its research through open access (OA) publishing. Unicamp’s first transformative agreement is a significant […]

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Deeply Entrenched School Psychology Practices can be ‘Harmful to Children’

Many programs ‘deeply entrenched in school culture’ are harmful to children and can cause potentially lasting damage, psychologists have warned. They say these practices, from abstinence-only sex education to zero tolerance policies, can direct considerable funds away from evidence-based strategies, as well as giving pupils misleading information. In new book Investigating School Psychology, researchers have […]

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Penny Ladkin-Brand Appointed Chief Executive of Taylor & Francis

Penny Ladkin-Brand joins the Informa Leadership Team as the Chief Executive of Taylor & Francis. She brings considerable growth-oriented leadership experience in specialist publishing, digital acceleration and the development of online platforms. Penny is currently Chief Financial and Strategy Officer at Future plc, having previously been Commercial Director at Autotrader Plc. Penny joined Future in […]

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United Arab Emirates University and Taylor & Francis Announce Open Access Partnership

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), the first and foremost comprehensive university in UAE, and international research publisher Taylor & Francis have announced a new three-year transformative agreement. Researchers at UAEU can now choose open access (OA) in over 2,500 journals, boosting the potential reach and impact of their work. The new read and publish agreement, […]

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Losing Keys and Everyday Items ‘Not Always Sign of Poor Memory’

The mysteries of how memory works are explained in a new book that suggests anyone can boost their powers of recall – and that losing your keys is normal. Dr Megan Sumeracki and Dr Althea Need Kaminske say storing and retrieving information is far more complex than people think. Extremes of memory such as photographic […]

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Four new-to-science species of snail described

DNA analysis by Queensland Museum scientists has unearthed the true identity of 15 species of land snails including four new-to-science species with one named in honour of Queensland wildlife warrior Robert Irwin. For the past four decades, taxonomists have been confused by the Figuladra group of snails, whose shells were used as the primary form of species […]

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Mind the gender gap – Met police least trusted by women

Women living in London trust the police less than in anywhere in the UK Across England, confidence lowest among women and ethnic minorities Tory voters more trusting of police Across all England’s regions, a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Policing & Society spotlights London’s Metropolitan Police as the area where women trust the least. Researchers […]

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Emily McElroy Joins Taylor & Francis as Vice President of Academic Relations

Taylor & Francis has announced the appointment of Emily McElroy as VP of Academic Relations. In this newly created position, McElroy will deepen Taylor & Francis’ partnerships with academic libraries and institutions across the Americas. Emily McElroy brings a wealth of experience from roles at research libraries and associations over 25 years, including in senior […]

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Responsible AI Could Contribute to Global Peace, Experts Suggest

Artificial intelligence (AI) could be a vital tool to promote peace, prevent violent conflict, and safeguard human rights – if used responsibly, experts say. Much focus has been on AI’s potential for catastrophic harm from powering drone swarms for international warfare to generating deep fakes which spread misinformation and prejudice. But authors Branka Panic and […]

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Most female athletes support categorisation by biological sex, research shows

Largest survey of its kind shows opinions of elite athletes across sports and career stage The majority of female athletes (58%) support categorisation by biological sex, rather than gender identity, but views differ according to sporting context, a new study shows. The peer-reviewed study is the largest of its kind and, based on comprehensive and […]

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Empowering Rowan University Authors: Agreement with Taylor & Francis Expands Open Access Opportunities

Rowan authors now benefit from zero-cost open access publishing and unrestricted access to Taylor and Francis’ Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Rowan University, the fourth fastest-growing public research institution in the USA, and Taylor & Francis, a leading international publisher, have announced a new, three-year, ‘read & publish’ agreement. The partnership increases access to the […]

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Michigan State University Libraries and Taylor & Francis Announce New Open Access Partnership

Supporting Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries’ mission to promote equal access to information for all, a new transformative agreement will allow MSU researchers to publish open access (OA) articles at no cost to them in 2,500 Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals. The three-year read-and-publish agreement ensures faculty and students have continued read-access to all […]

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$2.3trillion Wasted Globally in Failed Digital Transformation Programs – Costly and Complex Business Strategies are ‘Not Necessary’

Businesses spend vast sums of money on digital transformations, but data suggests more than two-thirds (70%) of those fail to deliver positive results. Strategies implemented by firms are too ambitious and wide-ranging, according to a specialist, with their poor design and structure preventing digital transformation success. Firms seeking to harness new digital technologies, such as […]

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Gates Foundation Collaborates with F1000 to Launch Verified Preprint Platform

VeriXiv Supports Gates-Funded Researchers to Comply with Refreshed Open Access Policy F1000 and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced plans to launch a new verified preprint platform that will enable the rapid availability of new findings and promote research integrity. VeriXiv [pronounced very-kive] will support researchers in complying with the Gates Foundation’s refreshed […]

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PeerJ and Agorà – Società Italiana Di Medicina ad Indirizzo Estetico – to Launch Aesthetic & Regenerative Medicine Hub

PeerJ has announced a new partnership with Agorà – Società Italiana Di Medicina ad Indirizzo Estetico/Italian Society of Aesthetic Medicine – to develop and launch an Aesthetic & Regenerative Medicine Hub. The Hub will serve as a dynamic platform for researchers and practitioners in the growing field of aesthetic and regenerative medicine. Through this partnership, […]

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Craving inclusion: Study reveals barriers to eating out for people with disability

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Many people with disability feel isolated and excluded from eating out, new research shows. Eating out is a highly valued everyday social activity, as well as a great way to celebrate, catch up with family and friends, and conduct business. A recent study from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) shows that many people with […]

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“Concerning” Disparities in HPV Vaccine Uptake Among US Adults, With Men and Hispanic People Among Those Least Protected

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In a National Sample of 27-45 Year Olds, Nearly 85% Had Not Been Vaccinated Against The Virus – Highlighting an “Urgent Need” to Address Uptake Disparities An analysis of data from a nationwide health survey reveals “concerning” disparities in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake among US adults aged 27 to 45 years.   More than […]

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SANLiC and Taylor & Francis Announce New Open Access Program for Researchers in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia

First Transformative Agreement for Taylor & Francis in Sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia will be supported to publish open access (OA) articles in over 2,100 journals through a three-year agreement reached by the South African National Library and Information Consortium (SANLiC) and Taylor & Francis. Researchers will also benefit from extended […]

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Jisc and Taylor & Francis Agree New Open Research Deal for UK

Two-Year Transformative Agreement Offers More Publishing Options to Researchers at UK Universities. Jisc and leading publisher Taylor & Francis have renewed an open research (OR) agreement offering significantly more publishing options for researchers. Building on the previous transformative agreement (TA), which supported thousands of UK researchers to publish open access (OA), the ‘Taylor & Francis […]

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Teaching Teenagers to Understand Their Feelings is Key to Life-Long Resilience, Psychologist Says

Helping teenagers to understand what is going on inside their own brains is the key to helping them mature into resilient and independent adults, research suggests. Sheila Redfern, a consultant clinical child and adolescent psychologist, proposes that rather than focusing on stamping out difficult behaviours, parents should teach teenagers to manage their feelings and relationships […]

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Could a Probiotic for Your House Help to Prevent Asthma and Keep Illness at Bay?

Homes have become ‘too clean’ and could benefit from the introduction of ‘healthy germs’ which introduce friendly bacteria to potentially stave off a host of childhood illnesses, including asthma, experts suggest. Elizabeth McCormick, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Building Technology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte School of Architecture, suggests the tendency to […]

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Dietitian Breaks Down the Science, Sifts Through the Myths, and Offers a Different Way to Think About Food

With so many types of diets being promoted online and on social media, a leading dietitian says flexibility is more sustainable than a rigid diet plan. Joyce Patterson, MPH, RDN, BC-ADM, CPT is a registered dietitian and a diabetes care and education specialist at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, U.S., and she says the science […]

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Innovative Open Research Publisher PeerJ Joins Taylor & Francis

Leading research publisher Taylor & Francis has announced the addition of PeerJ, a pioneer in broad-scope open access (OA) journals. PeerJ is best known for its multidisciplinary flagship title PeerJ Life & Environment serving the Biological, Medical and Environmental Sciences and PeerJ Computer Science (covering all areas of computer science, including AI, quantum, and robotics). […]

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ResearchGate and Taylor & Francis expand partnership to 400 journals

ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and Taylor & Francis, a world-renowned academic publisher, today announced a significant expansion of their Journal Home partnership, doubling coverage from 200 to 400 journals in 2024. The expanded partnership includes all open-access journals and platforms published by Taylor & Francis, including titles published under imprints Routledge, Dove, and […]

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Small Class Sizes Not Better for Pupils’ Grades or Resilience, Says Study

Smaller class sizes in schools are failing to increase the resilience of children from low-income families, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Science Education. Data on more than 2,700 disadvantaged secondary (high) school students shows that minimizing pupil numbers in classrooms does not lead to better grades. Reducing class sizes […]

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Vanderbilt University’s Heard Libraries and Taylor & Francis Announce Transformative Agreement to Support Open Access Publishing

Partnership Will Also Provide Vanderbilt Researchers With a Significantly Expanded Range of Humanities and Social Sciences Journals. Vanderbilt University’s Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries and Taylor & Francis, one of the world’s leading academic publishers, have signed a new three-year read-and-publish agreement that expands the breadth of journals available to Vanderbilt researchers and enhances the […]

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Orcas Demonstrating They No Longer Need to Hunt in Packs to Take Down the Great White Shark

Study Reveals “Astonishing” Footage of New Predation Tactics of The Orca, Raising Further Concerns About the Marine Ecosystem  An orca (killer whale) has been observed, for the first-ever time, individually consuming a great white shark – and within just two minutes. “The astonishing predation, off the coast of Mossel Bay, South Africa, represents unprecedented behavior […]

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Taylor & Francis Extends Wikipedia Editor Access to all Journals

New Agreement with The Wikipedia Library Allows Volunteer Editors to Use the Latest Peer-Reviewed Research to Enhance the Quality and Reliability of Wikipedia Articles. The work of Wikipedia’s volunteer editors has been given a significant boost with the announcement they now have free access to all Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals. Through The Wikipedia […]

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Reforestation Schemes are not Enough to Recover the Carbon Created by Harvesting Wood, Research Suggests

Forests have a critical role to play in capturing and storing carbon from the Earth’s atmosphere – but some models exaggerate their carbon removal potential by almost three-fold, according to a leading professor of forest economics. Global Forest Carbon: Policy, Economics and Finance by Runsheng Yin from Michigan State University emphasizes the value of nature-based […]

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Mass Shooting Lockdown Drills Help Schoolchildren Feel Safer, US Study Suggests

Findings Showing Those Already Exposed to Violence Feel Safer, Contradict Previous Research Conclusions  Lockdown drills, practiced to help prepare children for shooting incidents at school, make those who have been exposed to violence feel safer – a new study of thousands of students in the US indicates.    The finding, reported in a new peer-reviewed […]

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Communities Must get Prepared for Increased Flooding due to Climate Change, Expert Warns

Communities must be better prepared for flooding in their homes and businesses, an expert warns, as climate change predictions suggest more extreme flooding globally. Floods still inflict major costs to the economies, livelihoods and wellbeing of communities, with flood risks and impacts set to increase further due to climate change. Professor of Environmental Management, Lindsey […]

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Antidepressant Use Lower in Moms Who Have Support From Grandparents

Mothers are less likely to take antidepressants if their own parents and parents-in-law are healthy and live close by– a new study finds. On the flip side of the coin, antidepressant use was highest in mothers whose parents and parents-in-law were elderly, in poor health, and lived far away – possibly due to the stress […]

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There is no Proof that AI can be Controlled, According to Extensive Survey

There is no current evidence that AI can be controlled safely, according to an extensive review, and without proof that AI can be controlled, it should not be developed, a researcher warns. Despite the recognition that the problem of AI control may be one of the most important problems facing humanity, it remains poorly understood, […]

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Ancient Australian air-breathing fish from 380m years ago springs back to life

The rivers of Australia, which once flowed across its now dry interior, used to host a range of bizarre animals – including a sleek predatory lobe-finned fish with large fangs and bony scales. The newly described fossil fish discovered in remote fossil fields west of Alice Springs has been named Harajicadectes zhumini by an international team of researchers led by Flinders University palaeontologist […]

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Quality of Care for Patients Who Call 911 Varies Greatly Across the United States, Study Finds

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New research could lead to more consistency and safety measures Emergency medical service (EMS) systems are not consistently providing optimal care based on new national standards of quality to patients who call 911, according to a new study from the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai. The study demonstrates that EMS performance on key […]

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Anxiety of headteachers across England “substantially increased” during the pandemic

New research calls for greater support in times of need for teachers     The anxiety of headteachers across England increased “substantially” throughout the pandemic, finds the largest study of its type to-date. The results of the research, which examined thousands of teachers’ anxiety about work at 75 touchpoints from October 2019 to July 2022, […]

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Making Drug Use Less Dangerous for Users is the Only Way to Tackle Overdose Epidemic

With more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States in one year, communities need more than ‘just say no’ drug prevention education and abstinence-only addiction treatment to save lives, an expert has warned. Statistics show that most people who complete conventional drug prevention education as youth eventually go on to use alcohol, nicotine, […]

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New species of Jurassic pterosaur discovered on the Isle of Skye

Natural History Museum scientists describe new species of pterosaur. The pterosaur, named Ceoptera evansae, lived during the Middle Jurassic period (around 168–166 million years ago) The discovery dramatically improves the remarkably poor fossil record of Middle Jurassic pterosaurs. The incomplete but three-dimensionally preserved skeleton provides critical new insights into pterosaur diversity and evolutionary history.   […]

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Impact Boost for Mahidol University Research Through New Taylor & Francis Open Access Agreement

First Taylor & Francis Transformative Agreement in Southeast Asia Researchers at Mahidol University in Thailand will be supported to publish open access (OA) journal articles through a new ‘read & publish’ partnership with Taylor & Francis. The three-year deal is Taylor & Francis’ first transformative agreement in Southeast Asia. Corresponding authors at the leading Thai […]

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Shoe soles cut from a Torah reveal clues about Nazi-occupied Greece

Children’s shoe soles cut crudely from the Jewish Torah could reveal chilling clues about Nazi-occupied Greece, according to new research by the University of Leeds. The Sefer Torah is a sacred Hebrew scroll handwritten on animal parchment and read weekly in synagogues – so precious that Judaism forbids touching it with bare hands – but […]

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New study reveals the profound impact of forced separation between humans and their pets

Pet owners forced to be separated from their animals in crisis situations, including those who are victims of domestic violence, are suffering from a lack of support services needed to protect them. These are the findings of a new review of 27 years of international research, published in the peer-reviewed journal Anthrozoös, which unveils the […]

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Cannabis Has no Clear Effect on Treatment of Opioid Addiction, U.S. Study Finds

Finding has significant implications for treatment programmes – with a growing number of states authorizing cannabis use to help opioid addiction     Cannabis is not an effective treatment for opioid addiction, a new peer-reviewed study of thousands of people being treated for opioid use disorder suggests.    Experts, publishing their results today in The American […]

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Taylor & Francis Joins DOAB’s Peer Review Transparency Initiative, PRISM

Taylor & Francis has announced its support for an initiative to boost researcher confidence in open access (OA) books and promote better understanding of the role of peer review. Peer Review Information Service for Monographs (PRISM) provides a standardized way for publishers to present information about the peer review processes for their titles on the […]

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The Avocado Debate: A Polarizing Fruit and Its Impact on Society

The avocado has soared to unprecedented heights of popularity, gracing the plates of toast enthusiasts and health-conscious individuals worldwide. But what are the overlooked consequences of our latest food obsession? “The avocado has come to represent so much more than just a fruit. It’s wrapped up with ideas of generational conflict, environmental chaos and social […]

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‘Skinny White Affluent Girl’ Myth is a Harmful Barrier to Other Genders and Races with Eating Disorders, Health Experts Warn

Eating disorders affect everyone regardless of race, gender or age, says eating disorder experts. The myth that “only skinny white affluent girls develop eating disorders” is to blame for other sufferers not getting diagnosed or treated, according to health experts. Psychiatrist Janet Treasure, and GP Dr Elizabeth McNaught, and therapist Jess Griffiths – who have […]

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Research casts new light on the weaknesses of UK public finances

Fiscal challenges faced by government after the UK general election will be even more severe than is currently understood and predicted, suggests new research based on an annual Treasury report. The new analysis claims that a failure to recognise the findings of the annual Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) Treasury report will lead to “more […]

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Childhood Trauma Increases Risk of Chronic Pain in Adulthood, Research to-date Highlights

75 Years of Research Assessed by an International Team of Experts     Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, or neglect, either alone or combined with other types of childhood trauma, increases the risk of chronic pain and related disability in adulthood, according to new research.    These new findings underscore the urgency of addressing adverse childhood […]

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News Sites Continue to Stigmatize People’s Weight, Study Suggests

The largest US and UK news sites are continuing to stigmatize people’s weight with the images they use, suggests a new peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Health Communication. Assessing 445 stories about obesity over the course of a year, researchers from the University of Connecticut and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and […]

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American Medical Student Association and Taylor & Francis Announce new Partnership to Support AMSA’s Equitable Healthcare Vision

AMSA becomes affiliate partner of new-launch Journal of Health Equity. The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and Taylor & Francis have announced a partnership to inform and inspire tomorrow’s physicians and support the Association’s equitable healthcare vision. Experts at the leading research publisher will provide AMSA members with a range of training opportunities on key […]

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Cutting Carbon Emissions Would Benefit the Global Economy, Research Suggests

Evidence clearly shows positive economic impacts of decarbonization for most countries, and for the global economy, according to a leading expert in climate policy and economics. The global net benefits of decarbonization are unequivocal, Professor Paul Ekins argues, and become even more compelling when the health benefits of reducing local air pollution from the burning […]

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Biomedical Publisher Future Science Group Joins Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis’ Support for Scientific and Medical Communities Expanded with Journals, Digital Hubs and Publishing Solutions Knowledge services provider Taylor & Francis has today announced the addition of Future Science Group (FSG), publisher of medical, biotechnological and scientific research. As well as bringing a portfolio of cutting-edge journals and digital hubs, FSG’s leading publishing […]

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Economic Crashes Linked to Rise in Male Suicides, Vast Review Shows

Governments need to fund health services to support people during recessions and economic crises, say the authors of a vast review of research on the topic to-date.  Their findings from this first-of-its-kind analysis shows that rates of suicide among men rise when countries face fiscal downturns.  Meanwhile results published today in the peer-reviewed Journal of […]

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Culling Grey Squirrels Not Necessary for Overall Biodiversity, Expert Suggests

Live or let die: is the killing of non-native species like the grey squirrel (seen here) justified? Life on Earth is facing the greatest rate of extinction in history – and humans are the disruptive force, according to a leading ecologist. Protecting biodiversity, according to consultant ecologist Nigel Dudley who has worked with international organizations […]

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Alarming Rates of Suicidal Ideation Among Older Transgender Adults Revealed on Transgender Day of Remembrance

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More than one-quarter of respondents have seriously contemplated ending their lives within the past year, new study shows Transgender adults aged 50 or older in the United States face a significantly elevated risk of contemplating suicide due to the compounding impact of various challenges in different areas of their lives, according to a population-wide study. […]

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Children’s Brains Shaped by Their Time on Tech Devices, Research to-date Shows

Time spent watching television or playing computer games has measurable and long-term effects on children’s brain function, according to a review of 23 years of neuroimaging research, which while showing negative impacts also demonstrates some positive effects. However, the researchers stop short of advocating limits on screen time, which they say can lead to confrontation. […]

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Taylor & Francis Partnership with the National Council on Measurement in Education Yields Dramatic Open Access Results

Collaboration between the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) and Taylor & Francis (T&F) to make more books in Education open access catapulted readership six-fold in the partnership’s first year. The NCME Applications of Educational Measurement and Assessment series, available here, provides definitive research, theory, and applied insights in educational measurement, assessment, testing, and […]

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Number of Dead and Injured in Sharpeville Massacre Vastly Underestimated, Research Suggests

Extensive new research, including thorough reviews of medical records and police documents, drastically increases the number of dead and injured in the Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa by at least a third. This research, published in a new book Voices of Sharpeville, also prompted an update to the Wall of Names memorial at Freedom Park, […]

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Bullying Victims who Perceive They’re Targeted due to Social Characteristics Feel the Effects Worse, New Research Suggests

“Schools should do more to support children at risk of discriminatory bullying”  Students who feel they have been victimized because of social characteristics such as their ethnicity or their sexuality are at additional risk of trauma, a new national US study has revealed.  Published in the peer-reviewed Journal of School Violence, the research, of more […]

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Young Children Drinking Daily Caffeinated Soda Found More Likely to Try Alcohol Within a Year

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New longitudinal study finds nine-to-10-year-olds who drink caffeinated soda daily are twice as likely to try alcohol within a year The trend among younger children to frequently drink caffeinated soda may indicate higher risk of alcohol consumption in the future, new research suggests. In a study of over 2,000 US children, aged between just nine […]

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Taylor & Francis Pilots Duplicate Submission Detection Tool

Publisher Trials New Process as Part of STM’s Integrity Hub. Taylor & Francis has announced its participation in the launch of a tool to identify duplicate submissions to academic journals. The new workflow, part of STM’s Integrity Hub, will alert participating publishers to suspected duplicate submissions whilst upholding robust confidentiality and privacy standards. Duplicate submission, […]

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Closing Digital Skills Gap Could Spur Global Economic Growth by $11.5trillion

The economic benefits of intelligent automation are vast, potentially totaling trillions of dollars in economic growth, according to research in a new book. Businesses and organizations need to be prepared with proactive digital strategies in order to tap into these benefits, ensuring sustained economic growth, the book asserts. Intelligent Automation: Bridging the Gap Between Business […]

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Landmark menopause toolkit updated to improve assessment and treatment

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Care for women with menopausal health issues should improve globally following the release of an updated Monash University-led toolkit that guides health professionals around the world in assessing and treating them. Endorsed by the International, Australasian and British Menopause Societies, the Endocrine Society of Australia and Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, the 2023 Practitioner’s Toolkit […]

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Better Regulation of Mental Health ‘Therapies’ Urgently Needed to Protect the Vulnerable

A rise in psychological pseudoscience is putting people at risk, psychologists have warned, with social media and celebrity endorsements partly to blame. Mental health apps, mood-boosting supplements and energy therapies are among the therapies that could do ‘more harm than good’ according to psychologists Jonathan Stea and Stephen Hupp in their new book Investigating Clinical […]

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New Forum 13+ and Taylor & Francis Transformative Agreement to Realize the Benefits of Open Access for Germany’s Researchers

National Deal Will Significantly Accelerate OA Publications in Humanities and Social Sciences Researchers in Germany will see a major boost to the reach and impact of their work as they join authors in other European countries benefitting from Taylor & Francis open access (OA) agreements. A German library negotiation team under the umbrella of Forum […]

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ResearchGate and Taylor & Francis Partner to Help Researchers Discover Journals and Access Articles More Easily

ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and Taylor & Francis, a world-renowned academic publisher, today announced a new partnership, with 200 Taylor & Francis journals now available for researchers to discover on ResearchGate. All 200 titles will benefit from enhanced visibility and engagement through ResearchGate’s innovative Journal Home offering. Each journal will have a dedicated […]

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European Commission Awards F1000 with a new Contract to Continue to Provide the Technology, Editorial and Communication Services for Open Research Europe

F1000 is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a second contract for the on-going technology and publishing services for Open Research Europe (ORE), the European Commission’s Open Research publishing venue for Horizon funded research and other eligible EC research programs all subject areas. F1000, which is part of Taylor & Francis group, was […]

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Play in Early Childhood Helps Build a Better Brain, Says Leading Expert

Engaging in play nurtures early brain development in prekindergarten children, according to a leading child development expert. Dr Jacqueline Harding, director of Tomorrow’s Child and an early childhood expert at Middlesex University, argues that the young child’s brain is inherently designed to be playful and this is crucial for its development. In her new book, […]

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Faith primary schools admitting fewer children with special educational needs

Faith primary schools are admitting fewer children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) than local authority community primaries, according to new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). In research funded by the British Academy, Dr Tammy Campbell analysed Reception year admissions to mainstream state schools from 2010-2020 in England […]

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It’s All in the Mind – Psychological Techniques to Help You Run Faster and Longer

Feeling good is key to sticking to a running routine, according to research analyzed in a new book. It’s well known that running has huge mental and physical health benefits. As little as 10 minutes of jogging has been shown to enhance mood, and evidence suggests that running can improve memory and attention. Some studies […]

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Teacher Wellbeing not a Priority in Schools, Experts Warn

Against a backdrop of funding shortages and recruitment issues across the education sector, two education experts argue that equipping leaders with more soft skills will improve mental health and wellbeing in school staff. In the UK, the government has just announced it is establishing a taskforce to look at reducing teacher workload, with representatives from across […]

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Over 50s With ADHD ‘Overlooked’ for Diagnosis and Treatment, say Experts

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Doctors urgently need better international guidance on treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the over 50s, conclude world-leading experts reviewing current research on this increasing issue globally. Published in the peer-reviewed journal Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, the team’s findings highlight a ‘striking’ gap in knowledge about older people as existing guidelines focus on children […]

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Knowledge for All: Taylor & Francis Marks 10 Years of Open Access Books

Editors Highlight 12 OA Books That Have Impacted Policy, Practice and Public Awareness Taylor & Francis is marking an open access (OA) milestone with a showcase of ‘must read’ books and chapters highlighting the role of OA in driving progress on global issues. Negotiating Bioethics became the first fully open access Taylor & Francis book […]

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Societal Collapse is Underway and Museums can be Unlikely Heroes, Suggests Expert

A hard-hitting appraisal of the role museums can play in the face of looming societal collapse is now available Museums and Societal Collapse: The Museum as Lifeboat presents evidence and theories around collapse and extinction, while locating the responsibility of museums in our changing world Stressors like climate trauma, corporate deceit and political incompetence signal […]

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Are US Teenagers More Likely Than Others to Exaggerate Their Math Abilities?

A major new study has revealed that American teenagers are more likely than any other nationality to brag about their math ability. Research using data from 40,000 15-year-olds from nine English-speaking nations internationally found those in North America were the most likely to exaggerate their mathematical knowledge, while those in Ireland and Scotland were least […]

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NHS trusts earning hundreds of millions of pounds in private income – study shows increased privatisation

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Trusts found to be making as much as 53 per cent of their income from commercial activities in 2021/22   Some NHS trusts are earning hundreds of millions of pounds in commercial income each year, which has risen significantly since 2016-17. Using six high-profile NHS trusts as case studies, the new peer-reviewed research published in […]

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First Scientist to Witness Human-to-Human Transmission of Covid Recommends Measures Needed to Prepare for the Next Pandemic

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As five key requirements are set, experts state AI is likely one of the future directions for event-based surveillance of transmission   A world-leading microbiologist, who was a prominent scientist in the first study to witness human-to-human COVID transmission, is among experts laying out strategies that would help the world react and prepare for the […]

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Routledge and The University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Education Form New Publishing Partnership

Routledge to Co-Publish Two Book Series for HKU’s Comparative Education Research Centre. Routledge and The University of Hong Kong’s Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC) have announced a new partnership for two established book series. The leading education publisher will now co-publish both the CERC Studies in Comparative Education and CERC Monograph series, supporting the global […]

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Unicamp and Taylor & Francis Sign the University’s First Transformative Agreement

New Read & Publish Deal will Support Unicamp Researchers to Choose Open Access. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), one of Latin America’s leading institutions, has announced a new partnership with Taylor & Francis to increase the global reach and impact of its research through open access (OA) publishing. Unicamp’s first transformative agreement is a significant […]

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Penny Ladkin-Brand Appointed Chief Executive of Taylor & Francis

Penny Ladkin-Brand joins the Informa Leadership Team as the Chief Executive of Taylor & Francis. She brings considerable growth-oriented leadership experience in specialist publishing, digital acceleration and the development of online platforms. Penny is currently Chief Financial and Strategy Officer at Future plc, having previously been Commercial Director at Autotrader Plc. Penny joined Future in […]

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United Arab Emirates University and Taylor & Francis Announce Open Access Partnership

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), the first and foremost comprehensive university in UAE, and international research publisher Taylor & Francis have announced a new three-year transformative agreement. Researchers at UAEU can now choose open access (OA) in over 2,500 journals, boosting the potential reach and impact of their work. The new read and publish agreement, […]

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Emily McElroy Joins Taylor & Francis as Vice President of Academic Relations

Taylor & Francis has announced the appointment of Emily McElroy as VP of Academic Relations. In this newly created position, McElroy will deepen Taylor & Francis’ partnerships with academic libraries and institutions across the Americas. Emily McElroy brings a wealth of experience from roles at research libraries and associations over 25 years, including in senior […]

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Empowering Rowan University Authors: Agreement with Taylor & Francis Expands Open Access Opportunities

Rowan authors now benefit from zero-cost open access publishing and unrestricted access to Taylor and Francis’ Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Rowan University, the fourth fastest-growing public research institution in the USA, and Taylor & Francis, a leading international publisher, have announced a new, three-year, ‘read & publish’ agreement. The partnership increases access to the […]

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Michigan State University Libraries and Taylor & Francis Announce New Open Access Partnership

Supporting Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries’ mission to promote equal access to information for all, a new transformative agreement will allow MSU researchers to publish open access (OA) articles at no cost to them in 2,500 Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals. The three-year read-and-publish agreement ensures faculty and students have continued read-access to all […]

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Gates Foundation Collaborates with F1000 to Launch Verified Preprint Platform

VeriXiv Supports Gates-Funded Researchers to Comply with Refreshed Open Access Policy F1000 and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced plans to launch a new verified preprint platform that will enable the rapid availability of new findings and promote research integrity. VeriXiv [pronounced very-kive] will support researchers in complying with the Gates Foundation’s refreshed […]

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PeerJ and Agorà – Società Italiana Di Medicina ad Indirizzo Estetico – to Launch Aesthetic & Regenerative Medicine Hub

PeerJ has announced a new partnership with Agorà – Società Italiana Di Medicina ad Indirizzo Estetico/Italian Society of Aesthetic Medicine – to develop and launch an Aesthetic & Regenerative Medicine Hub. The Hub will serve as a dynamic platform for researchers and practitioners in the growing field of aesthetic and regenerative medicine. Through this partnership, […]

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SANLiC and Taylor & Francis Announce New Open Access Program for Researchers in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia

First Transformative Agreement for Taylor & Francis in Sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia will be supported to publish open access (OA) articles in over 2,100 journals through a three-year agreement reached by the South African National Library and Information Consortium (SANLiC) and Taylor & Francis. Researchers will also benefit from extended […]

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Jisc and Taylor & Francis Agree New Open Research Deal for UK

Two-Year Transformative Agreement Offers More Publishing Options to Researchers at UK Universities. Jisc and leading publisher Taylor & Francis have renewed an open research (OR) agreement offering significantly more publishing options for researchers. Building on the previous transformative agreement (TA), which supported thousands of UK researchers to publish open access (OA), the ‘Taylor & Francis […]

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Innovative Open Research Publisher PeerJ Joins Taylor & Francis

Leading research publisher Taylor & Francis has announced the addition of PeerJ, a pioneer in broad-scope open access (OA) journals. PeerJ is best known for its multidisciplinary flagship title PeerJ Life & Environment serving the Biological, Medical and Environmental Sciences and PeerJ Computer Science (covering all areas of computer science, including AI, quantum, and robotics). […]

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ResearchGate and Taylor & Francis expand partnership to 400 journals

ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and Taylor & Francis, a world-renowned academic publisher, today announced a significant expansion of their Journal Home partnership, doubling coverage from 200 to 400 journals in 2024. The expanded partnership includes all open-access journals and platforms published by Taylor & Francis, including titles published under imprints Routledge, Dove, and […]

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Vanderbilt University’s Heard Libraries and Taylor & Francis Announce Transformative Agreement to Support Open Access Publishing

Partnership Will Also Provide Vanderbilt Researchers With a Significantly Expanded Range of Humanities and Social Sciences Journals. Vanderbilt University’s Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries and Taylor & Francis, one of the world’s leading academic publishers, have signed a new three-year read-and-publish agreement that expands the breadth of journals available to Vanderbilt researchers and enhances the […]

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Taylor & Francis Extends Wikipedia Editor Access to all Journals

New Agreement with The Wikipedia Library Allows Volunteer Editors to Use the Latest Peer-Reviewed Research to Enhance the Quality and Reliability of Wikipedia Articles. The work of Wikipedia’s volunteer editors has been given a significant boost with the announcement they now have free access to all Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals. Through The Wikipedia […]

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Impact Boost for Mahidol University Research Through New Taylor & Francis Open Access Agreement

First Taylor & Francis Transformative Agreement in Southeast Asia Researchers at Mahidol University in Thailand will be supported to publish open access (OA) journal articles through a new ‘read & publish’ partnership with Taylor & Francis. The three-year deal is Taylor & Francis’ first transformative agreement in Southeast Asia. Corresponding authors at the leading Thai […]

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Taylor & Francis Joins DOAB’s Peer Review Transparency Initiative, PRISM

Taylor & Francis has announced its support for an initiative to boost researcher confidence in open access (OA) books and promote better understanding of the role of peer review. Peer Review Information Service for Monographs (PRISM) provides a standardized way for publishers to present information about the peer review processes for their titles on the […]

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American Medical Student Association and Taylor & Francis Announce new Partnership to Support AMSA’s Equitable Healthcare Vision

AMSA becomes affiliate partner of new-launch Journal of Health Equity. The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and Taylor & Francis have announced a partnership to inform and inspire tomorrow’s physicians and support the Association’s equitable healthcare vision. Experts at the leading research publisher will provide AMSA members with a range of training opportunities on key […]

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Biomedical Publisher Future Science Group Joins Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis’ Support for Scientific and Medical Communities Expanded with Journals, Digital Hubs and Publishing Solutions Knowledge services provider Taylor & Francis has today announced the addition of Future Science Group (FSG), publisher of medical, biotechnological and scientific research. As well as bringing a portfolio of cutting-edge journals and digital hubs, FSG’s leading publishing […]

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Taylor & Francis Partnership with the National Council on Measurement in Education Yields Dramatic Open Access Results

Collaboration between the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) and Taylor & Francis (T&F) to make more books in Education open access catapulted readership six-fold in the partnership’s first year. The NCME Applications of Educational Measurement and Assessment series, available here, provides definitive research, theory, and applied insights in educational measurement, assessment, testing, and […]

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Taylor & Francis Pilots Duplicate Submission Detection Tool

Publisher Trials New Process as Part of STM’s Integrity Hub. Taylor & Francis has announced its participation in the launch of a tool to identify duplicate submissions to academic journals. The new workflow, part of STM’s Integrity Hub, will alert participating publishers to suspected duplicate submissions whilst upholding robust confidentiality and privacy standards. Duplicate submission, […]

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New Forum 13+ and Taylor & Francis Transformative Agreement to Realize the Benefits of Open Access for Germany’s Researchers

National Deal Will Significantly Accelerate OA Publications in Humanities and Social Sciences Researchers in Germany will see a major boost to the reach and impact of their work as they join authors in other European countries benefitting from Taylor & Francis open access (OA) agreements. A German library negotiation team under the umbrella of Forum […]

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ResearchGate and Taylor & Francis Partner to Help Researchers Discover Journals and Access Articles More Easily

ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and Taylor & Francis, a world-renowned academic publisher, today announced a new partnership, with 200 Taylor & Francis journals now available for researchers to discover on ResearchGate. All 200 titles will benefit from enhanced visibility and engagement through ResearchGate’s innovative Journal Home offering. Each journal will have a dedicated […]

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European Commission Awards F1000 with a new Contract to Continue to Provide the Technology, Editorial and Communication Services for Open Research Europe

F1000 is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a second contract for the on-going technology and publishing services for Open Research Europe (ORE), the European Commission’s Open Research publishing venue for Horizon funded research and other eligible EC research programs all subject areas. F1000, which is part of Taylor & Francis group, was […]

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Knowledge for All: Taylor & Francis Marks 10 Years of Open Access Books

Editors Highlight 12 OA Books That Have Impacted Policy, Practice and Public Awareness Taylor & Francis is marking an open access (OA) milestone with a showcase of ‘must read’ books and chapters highlighting the role of OA in driving progress on global issues. Negotiating Bioethics became the first fully open access Taylor & Francis book […]

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New Plain Language Summaries of Publications Unlock the Latest Medical Research for Patients, Healthcare Professionals and Policymakers

Patients, policymakers, caregivers and primary care physicians can now keep up to date with the latest medical articles through clear, jargon-free summaries. Launched by Taylor & Francis, Plain Language Summaries of Publications (PLSPs) are peer reviewed, open access articles written for non-specialist readers, so everyone can benefit from new research findings. Many Taylor & Francis […]

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Taylor & Francis Launches New Open Access Books Initiative with Jisc Agreement for UK Institutions

‘Pledge to Open’ Aims to Publish 70 Open Access Books on Global Issues Through Innovative Collective Funding Pilot Taylor & Francis announces a new international collective funding pilot, Pledge to Open, which aims to publish 70 open access (OA) books on a broad range of global issues, including climate change, mental health, women’s rights, and […]

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Significant Acceleration of Humanities and Social Sciences Open Access Through Taylor & Francis and Jisc Transformative Agreement

Six-Fold Increase in OA Articles by HSS Researchers at Participating UK Institutions. The power of transformative agreements (TAs) to drive the transition to open access (OA), especially in the Humanities and Social Sciences, is revealed in a new report published by Taylor & Francis. Accelerating open access in the UK explores in detail the first […]

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Taylor & Francis Marks 1,500 Open Access Books Milestone with Essential Read on Technology and Sustainable Development

Marking a milestone in its role as a leading open access (OA) book publisher, Taylor & Francis has announced Technology and Sustainable Development: The Promise and Pitfalls of Techno-Solutionism as its 1,500th OA book. Reflecting the crucial role for open access in making relevant research available to readers outside of academia, Technology and Sustainable Development […]

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Publishers Collaborate to to Help Researchers Find and Access Research More Easily

Update Report Explores Results of ScienceDirect Syndication Pilot. A new report provides insights into a pilot initiative by leading research publishers, including Taylor & Francis, to syndicate journal articles to the ScienceDirect platform. Since January 2022, Taylor & Francis, American Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and Wiley have made selected Organic Chemistry and […]

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Fully Inclusive Taylor & Francis eBooks Platform Meets Gold Standard for Web Accessibility

Taylor & Francis has announced the completion of an extensive testing and development program to ensure its eBooks website (TaylorFrancis.com) is fully inclusive. The international research publisher’s platform has achieved the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) recommendations at a high level (AA), confirming it meets the requirements of users with a disability. Taylor & Francis […]

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Taylor & Francis Welcomes the Launch of STM’s Paper Mill Detection Tool

Joint Initiative by Academic Publishers is a Significant Step Forward in Protecting Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics. A sophisticated new tool has been developed to tackle one of the biggest challenges to the integrity of published research: paper mills. Supported by Taylor & Francis and a range of scholarly publishers, STM’s new Paper Mill Detection […]

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Taylor & Francis Joins the Business for Societal Impact Network

Taylor & Francis has signaled its ongoing commitment to making a positive difference to communities around the world, by joining the Business for Societal Impact (B4SI) Network, a forum that helps organizations effectively measure and manage their social impact. Last year Taylor & Francis provided free or heavily discounted products and services, worth over £3 […]

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Taylor & Francis Expands its Partnership with the American Nuclear Society to Launch an F1000 Platform, ‘Nuclear Science and Technology Open Research’

The American Nuclear Society’s (ANS) open research publishing venue Nuclear Science and Technology Open Research (NSTOR), in partnership with open research publisher F1000 (a subsidiary of Taylor & Francis), officially opened for submissions today. Speaking of the launch, ANS’ Executive Director/CEO, Craig Piercy, said: “We are thrilled to see NSTOR launch today. Open research is […]

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Advanced Learning Acquires Stylus Publishing

Taylor & Francis (T&F) recently announced that its Advanced Learning division acquired Stylus Publishing, a U.S.-based independent publisher specializing in Education and Teaching in Higher Education. T&F’s Advanced Learning Routledge imprint, the world’s leading publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in Humanities and Social Sciences, will take over Stylus Publishing’s nearly 600 backlist […]

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New Open Access Journal Series Offers a Fast and Supported Author Experience

Elevate Series Combines Service, Speed and Quality Researchers looking to share their work openly and at pace have an exciting new publishing option that delivers on reach, impact and value. Launched by Taylor & Francis, the Elevate Series of broad-scope open access journals offers a fast, streamlined experience and full support in navigating the publication […]

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Bibliosan and Taylor & Francis Agree New Read & Publish Partnership

First Transformative Agreement for Taylor & Francis in Italy Supports Researchers at Biomedical Institutions to Publish Open Access Bibliosan, the Italian network of biomedical research libraries, and Taylor & Francis have announced a new three-year open access agreement which will significantly extend the reach and impact of research at the 70 participating institutions. Under the […]

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Taylor & Francis Clarifies the Responsible use of AI Tools in Academic Content Creation

Now available: expanded guidance on AI application for authors, editors and reviewers   The use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in research and writing is an evolving practice. AI-based tools and technologies include but are not limited to large language models (LLMs), generative AI, and chatbots (for example, ChatGPT). Below we restate our guidance on […]

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Taylor & Francis and National Communication Association Partner to Launch “Communication and Race” Journal in 2024

New journal strengthens publisher’s and scholarly association’s Communication Studies portfolios while addressing calls for greater inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in scholarship; call for papers underway. Taylor & Francis (T&F), a global leader in academic publishing, and National Communication Association (NCA) are announcing the launch of a new journal, Communication and Race, adding even more […]

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Taylor & Francis Becomes the Newest Supporter of Open Pharma

Open Pharma and Taylor & Francis are delighted to announce that Taylor & Francis has become the latest official Supporter of the Open Pharma initiative. Open Pharma aims to drive positive change in the communication of research funded by the pharmaceutical industry, with workstreams focused on improving the transparency, accountability, accessibility and discoverability of published […]

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Tokyo Institute of Technology Partners With Taylor & Francis in New Read and Publish Agreement

Corresponding Authors Based at Tokyo Tech Supported to Choose Open Access Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Taylor & Francis have announced a new three-year transformative partnership to increase the publication of open access (OA) articles by researchers at the leading science and technology institution. Under the agreement, articles with a corresponding author based […]

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Taylor & Francis Signs Accessible Books Consortium and Publishing Accessibility Action Group Charters

Taylor & Francis, one of the world’s largest publishers of academic books and journals, has reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to accessibility by signing the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) and Publishing Accessibility Action Group UK (PAAG) charters. The objective of the ABC Charter for Accessible Publishing is “to make e-books accessible to all” by asking publishers […]

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JUSTICE Consortium and Taylor & Francis Sign New Open Access Agreement for Japan

Member Libraries Invited To Opt In to the Read & Publish Deal The Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources (JUSTICE) and Taylor & Francis have announced a new transformative agreement to increase open access (OA) publication of Japanese research. Researchers at Japanese institutions participating in the agreement will be able to publish OA […]

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Diverse Research Projects on Civil Society, Yorùbá History, and Funding of Political Parties Win Routledge Area Studies Awards

Bojan Baća, Fernando Casal Bértoa, and Ọlásopé Oyèdìjí Oyèláràn Recognized for Significant Contribution to Understanding of ‘Areas’ in Inaugural Impact and Interdisciplinarity Awards Three Area Studies researchers have been praised for the quality and significance of their work in the first annual Routledge Area Studies Impact and Interdisciplinarity Awards, from a field of applications which […]

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New Routledge Journal Encourages Dialogues and Multi-disciplinary Perspectives on Black History

Black Histories: Dialogues is a Unique Platform for British and International Research on the Histories of the Peoples of African Descent Academic publisher Routledge (Taylor & Francis) has announced the launch of Black Histories: Dialogues. This new peer-reviewed journal provides a unique forum for multi-disciplinary research of the histories of people of African descent, with […]

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Taylor & Francis Acquires American Society for Microbiology Journal

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and Taylor & Francis are pleased to announce today Taylor & Francis’ acquisition of the Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) journal from ASM. ASM is one of the oldest and largest single life science membership societies in the world. The editorial and financial transactions were completed at the end […]

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Taylor & Francis Welcomes the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Updated Data Management and Sharing Plan Policy, as it Aligns with our Commitment to Promote and Support Open Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announced a policy update requiring all grant applicants to submit a data management and sharing plan (DMSP) with their applications, aligning with subsequent guidance from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released in late August 2022, ensuring […]

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Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure Partners with Taylor & Francis To Connect Policymakers and Practitioners with the Latest Research

New CDRI-Sponsored Open Access Special Issue of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Launched at COP27 Leading knowledge services provider Taylor & Francis has announced it is partnering with the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) to deliver a program of services designed to reach expert communities. This will enable CDRI to innovate and demonstrate evidence-based approaches […]

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Wikipedia Editors Get Easier Access to Taylor & Francis Journals in Renewed Agreement

An Enhanced Partnership Between The Wikipedia Library and Taylor & Francis Helps Editors of the Online Encyclopedia Cite the Latest Relevant Research. The Wikipedia Library and leading academic publisher Taylor & Francis today announced a renewed partnership, providing active Wikipedia editors automatic access to the journal articles they need. Volunteer Wikipedia editors who maintain the […]

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David Johnston MP Visits Taylor & Francis

Member of Parliament for Wantage and Didcot Discusses the Impact of Research and the Role of UK Publishers with Leading Knowledge Services Provider. David Johnston OBE, Member of Parliament for Wantage and Didcot, visited Taylor & Francis, to explore how published research can inform policy in key areas such as education, climate change and infrastructure. […]

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Taylor & Francis Pilots Research Square’s ‘Research Quality Evaluation Service’ to help Accelerate Peer Review

Taylor & Francis has announced it is trialing the Research Quality Evaluation Service from Research Square to help find qualified peer reviewers more quickly. With growing numbers of article submissions and increasing competing demands on researchers, finding suitable reviewers in a timely manner is recognized as a significant challenge across scholarly publishing. This can delay […]

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Council of Australian University Librarians and Taylor & Francis Announce new ‘Read & Publish’ Agreement

New Partnership will Boost Open Access Publication of Research from Australia and New Zealand The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and Taylor & Francis have signed a new transformative agreement which combines read access to journals with open access (OA) publication of research from participating institutions. Under the three-year partnership, beginning January 2023, researchers […]

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Taylor & Francis Returns to In-Person Charleston Library Conference to Connect with the Scholarly Research Community and Showcase Latest Open Research Developments

The Charleston Conference, an annual and globally prestigious, gathering of librarians, publishers, researchers and resource managers in historic Charleston, S.C., is back after two years of virtual events due to the pandemic. Excitement is running high, with the live event scheduled from Nov. 1 – 4 and thousands expected to attend—including teams and individuals from […]

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Taylor & Francis launches new resources to support better understanding of monkeypox

Academic publisher Taylor & Francis today launched a Monkeypox Hub and journal article collection. These new resources will help scientists, practitioners, and members of the public find the trusted, peer-reviewed research they need to understand every aspect of the current outbreak. The World Health Organization declared the 2022 monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of […]

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Taylor & Francis trials Proofig software to help detect image duplication

Taylor & Francis has announced the beginning of a 6-month pilot of Proofig image integrity software, as part of an ongoing program to prevent image duplication and manipulation in academic journal articles. Image duplication or manipulation is a serious form of misconduct which involves inappropriately duplicating, manipulating, or fabricating images. Even where image duplication has […]

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Taylor & Francis becomes a Global Certified Accessible publisher

Books published by Taylor & Francis have been certified as born accessible by Benetech, an independent non-profit organization dedicated to increasing equity and access to education and information. All new Taylor & Francis publications are available as EPUB files, a format that is considered the most accessible for on-screen reading. Benetech’s accessibility and content quality […]

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Alex Robinson appointed Chief Commercial Officer for Taylor & Francis

Alex Robinson has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer for Taylor & Francis, effective 8 August 2022. Alex will report to CEO Annie Callanan and will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT). Alex brings a wealth of experience as a leader in academic publishing. He has successfully led diverse sales and marketing teams […]

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Experts echo the need for inclusivity and diversity in AI and emerging technologies

At a virtual session hosted by Taylor & Francis in partnership with Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBCDSAI) at IIT Madras and INDIAai, representatives from academia and industry discussed the need for inclusion and diversity in AI and emerging technologies. Leading voices from research, academia, and industry today echoed the need […]

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WeChat users get instant updates on their Taylor & Francis journal submissions through the Charlesworth Gateway

WeChat users who submit their research to over 1,000 Taylor & Francis journals will now receive regular status updates on their manuscripts. Using the Charlesworth Gateway, a proprietary technology platform of the Charlesworth Group, this new feature ensures researchers always know which stage of the submission and review process their articles have reached. WeChat has […]

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Taylor & Francis supports new initiative to help Global South institutions and researchers benefit from ORCID participation

Taylor & Francis Group is one of the organizations supporting a new ORCID initiative that will improve the visibility of more researchers and reduce the administrative burden for their institutions. The Global Participation Fund (GPF) will provide grants for community outreach and technical integration in parts of the world currently underrepresented in ORCID participation. ORCID […]

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Introducing Routledge Open Research

Open for submissions from 14th April 2022 The much-anticipated new Routledge Open Research platform has now officially launched and is open for submissions. The open research publishing platform is the first to offer authors across the Arts, Humanities, Behavioral and Social Sciences a dedicated, interdisciplinary venue to disseminate a wide range of outputs fully open […]

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Taylor & Francis Group partners with the Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI) to amplify India’s biotechnology research

Taylor & Francis Group is pleased to announce a publishing partnership with the Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI).   The aim is that BRSI members promote their biotechnology research to a wider audience by publishing via Taylor & Francis Group global publications. Under the terms of the partnership, the BRSI will recommend prospective authors from its […]

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Taylor & Francis Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

All of us at Taylor & Francis are shocked and saddened by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We condemn the breach of international law, the needless destruction, and the loss of life for both the Ukrainian and Russian people, and call for an immediate cease-fire to protect civilians. We are especially concerned for the authors […]

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The AXA Research Fund launches open research publishing hub with F1000

Today, the AXA Research Fund announces the launch of its own publishing hub with F1000, part of Taylor & Francis. The hub is hosted on F1000’s own platform, F1000Research, and adopts its pioneering approach to open research publishing. Supporting the AXA Research Fund’s purpose to accelerate science, the AXA Research Fund Gateway will enable all […]

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Taylor & Francis partners with The Conversation Africa to amplify African research

Taylor & Francis and The Conversation Africa announce a renewal of their partnership to facilitate African researchers in increasing public engagement with their work and expertise. By acting as a Funding Partner, Taylor & Francis will work with The Conversation Africa to highlight essential African research and offer Taylor & Francis authors, journal editors, and […]

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Stacy Scott joins Taylor & Francis as the organization’s first Accessibility Officer

Taylor & Francis Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacy Scott as the organization’s first Accessibility Officer. Stacy Scott has been professionally involved in the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) education sector for almost fifteen years. She began her career in this space as a University advisor, and followed with a position […]

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GDC Difusión Científica launches F1000’s first open access publishing hub in Latin America

Discover the new Gateway on F1000Research, offering Latin American research communities the opportunity to publish in a forum with international visibility and in accordance with the principles of open science. GDC Difusión Científica has partnered with open research publisher F1000 to create a dedicated open research publishing hub, GDC Open Research in Latin America. This […]

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Accelerated Publication clarification

Over the last week, there has been much debate about the Accelerated Publication service offered by Taylor & Francis. This statement is to clarify some of the comments that have been made about this service, and correct any misunderstandings. Taylor & Francis has offered Accelerated Publication for a small list of Biomedical Journals for over […]

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Taylor & Francis publishes ‘Secret Documents of Intelligence Branch on Father of the Nation, Bangladesh: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’

Taylor & Francis has partnered with Hakkani Publishers of Bangladesh to publish ‘Secret Documents of Intelligence Branch on Father of the Nation, Bangladesh: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’. Edited by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s daughter, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, ‘Secret Documents’ consists of 14 volumes of declassified records kept by the Pakistan Intelligence […]

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Taylor & Francis places #1 for accessibility in ASPIRE’s list of publishers

Taylor & Francis is pleased to announce that it has been verified by ASPIRE with an ASPIREscore of 100%, and so are now number 1 on ASPIRE’s list of Publishers. ASPIRE ranks publishers by accessibility statement, awarding each one a score based on criteria such as available content formats and discoverability of key information. The gold […]

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Routledge to launch the world’s first open research publishing platform for HSS that combines books, articles, and other research outputs in one interdisciplinary venue

Leading Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) publisher Routledge- part of Taylor & Francis Group- will launch the world’s first open research publishing platform specifically for the HSS community that combines books, articles, and other research outputs in one interdisciplinary venue. The publishing platform known as Routledge Open Research, will utilize the publishing model, technology […]

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Taylor & Francis achieves CarbonNeutral® publication certification for its print books and journals

Taylor & Francis has achieved CarbonNeutral® publication certification for all 2021 and 2022 print books and journals. This follows the company’s accelerated progress in reducing carbon emissions from its product supply chain and its purchase of high-quality, third-party-verified carbon credits for the remaining emissions that cannot yet be avoided. Customers of Taylor & Francis’ peer-reviewed […]

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F1000Research is now open to all disciplines

Open research publisher F1000, is delighted to announce that it has now extended its trailblazing publishing offering on its own publishing platform, F1000Research, into all subject disciplines, with the latest addition of Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering completing the line-up. Launched in 2013, F1000Research pioneered the ‘post publication, open peer review’ open research […]

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Manipal Academy of Higher Education launches open access publishing hub in India with F1000

Today, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) launched its own open access publishing hub with F1000, Taylor & Francis Group’s open research publishing arm. This new Gateway will be hosted on F1000’s own open research publishing platform, F1000Research, thereby increasing the reproducibility and accessibility of their published research. All research published on the Manipal Academy […]

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Konsortium der sächsischen Hochschulbibliotheken and Taylor & Francis Group sign OA Books Deal

Konsortium der sächsischen Hochschulbibliotheken has signed an open access books agreement with Taylor & Francis Group for twelve months. This OA books agreement will cover a broad range of titles across all subjects covered by Routledge, CRC Press and our other imprints in the humanities, social sciences and behavioral sciences, and it will renew automatically […]

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Taylor & Francis launches its first open research publishing platform with F1000

Taylor & Francis will launch its first Open Research Publishing platform for the Materials Science community, utilizing the publishing model, technology and knowledge pioneered by their open research publishing partner F1000, which they acquired in 2020. This joint initiative strengthens their shared goals of amplifying and democratizing research and is another firm step forward in […]

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The Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of the University of Warsaw migrates journal onto an open research publishing platform with F1000, part of the Taylor & Francis Group

Stosunki Międzynarodowe – International Relations transitions to open research publishing model, offering innovative open access publishing opportunities for International Relations researchers. Together with F1000, part of Taylor & Francis Group, the University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Political Science and International Relations has launched one of the world’s first open research publishing platforms in the field […]

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Taylor & Francis Group partners with Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and AI to amplify research

Taylor & Francis Group is pleased to announce its publishing partnership with the Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IIT Madras). The Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and AI (RBCDSAI) is one of India’s preeminent interdisciplinary research centers for Data Science and AI, with twenty-eight faculty spanning ten departments. Professor Balaraman […]

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Introducing Policy Briefs to the F1000Research article type collection

Publish your Policy Brief Introducing a brand-new article type to F1000Research, Policy Briefs. Essential for bridging the gap between research and policy, giving these succinct policy recommendations the prominence, they deserve to raise awareness and drive change.  Maximize exposure and increase the impact of your policy recommendation A Policy Brief is valuable to communicate policy […]

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Taylor & Francis’ response to the UKRI Policy Announcement

Taylor & Francis is supportive of the goals of the UKRI Open Access Policy to achieve full and immediate Open Access. Over the past decade we have invested heavily in OA tools and services, including OA journals, F1000 and transformative agreements which have helped to propel Open Access in the UK. We have concerns about […]

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The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research launches open access publishing hub in India with F1000

Discover the new Gateway on F1000Research, enabling a home for the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER-Kolkata) conference outputs. Today, the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER-Kolkata) launched its own open access publishing hub with F1000, Taylor & Francis Group’s open research publishing arm. This will be hosted on the F1000Research […]

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AUBO (Beijing) Intelligent Science and Technology Co. Ltd launches first open research publishing platform dedicated to cobots

As of today, the world’s first open research publishing platform dedicated to the science and technology of collaborative robots is open for submissions. This new publishing platform, known as Cobot, is a partnership between AUBO (Beijing) Intelligent Science and Technology Co. Ltd and F1000, the open research publishing arm of Taylor & Francis Group. It […]

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The world’s first open research publishing platform dedicated to ‘Digital Twin’ is now open for submissions

Discover the new open research publishing platform, now welcoming submissions on ‘Digital Twin’ from authors. This first of its kind open research platform is now open for submissions: http://digitaltwin1.org/ Digital Twin is a rapid multidisciplinary open access publishing platform for researchers, practitioners and experts to publish state-of-the-art basic, scientific and applied research on digital twin […]

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The International Institute of Academic Research & Publications in India launches open access publishing hub with F1000

Today, the International Institute of Academic Research & Publications (IIARP) in India has partnered with F1000, Taylor & Francis Group’s open research publishing arm, to create a dedicated open research publishing hub for IIARP researchers. The International Institute of Academic Research & Publications (IIARP) is the world’s largest non-profitable professional organization for research development and […]

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Only Around Half of Individuals Disclose or Believe They Should Reveal Having an STI Prior to Sexual Intercourse, Research to-date Suggests

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A review of research to-date reveals the complex nature of revealing a diagnosis of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) to a partner ahead of engaging in sexual activity. With individuals experiencing a variety of feelings and emotions related to the prospect of disclosure, the research shows that only around half or fewer individuals felt able […]

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Giant skull of Australian megafauna bird reveals a prehistoric ‘giga-goose’

After 128 years of exploration, fossil excavation and investigation, Flinders University researchers have finally uncovered the skull of Australia’s own giant and charismatic megafauna bird – Genyornis newtoni. The only previously known skull for this species, reported on in 1913, was heavily damaged and with little of the original bone remaining, not much could be […]

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Bird Flu: Diverse Range of Vaccines Platforms “Crucial” for Enhancing Human Pandemic Preparedness

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New Study Launches Following the Discovery of a Second Case of Avian Influenza Spreading from Cows to Humans   Vaccination remains the most effective strategy for avian influenza prevention and control in humans, despite varying vaccine efficacy across strains. That’s according to the authors of a new review which delves into existing research into bird […]

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Echidnapus identified from an ‘Age of Monotremes’

Australian researchers have found evidence of the oldest known platypus and a new species, dubbed ‘echidnapus’, which has a platypus-like anatomy alongside features that more closely resemble an echidna. Published today in the Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, evidence of an ‘Age of Monotremes’ has been unearthed by a team of Australian scientists at […]

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Approximately One in Nine U.S. Children Diagnosed with ADHD, as New National Study Highlights an “Ever-Expanding” Public Health Concern

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One Million More Children in the U.S. are Diagnosed with ADHD in 2022 Than in 2016    An exploration into the national U.S. dataset on children ever diagnosed with ADHD has revealed an “ongoing and ever-expanding” public health issue.    Findings published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology uncover that approximately […]

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Eyes in the sky: How China’s advanced earth observation system shapes global progress

China’s Earth Observation (EO) System has seen significant progress, evolving into a sophisticated network of satellites supporting various global applications. This system, vital for sustainable development, promises further advancements with new technologies enhancing its capabilities. China’s EO journey began with the launch of its first satellite, DFH-1, in 1970, followed by the first recoverable remote […]

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Wind Farms can Offset Their Emissions Within Two Years, New Study Shows

After spinning for under two years, a wind farm can offset the carbon emissions generated across its entire 30-year lifespan, when compared to thermal power plants. That’s according to a new peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand – which also shows within six months a turbine can generate […]

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Four new-to-science species of snail described

DNA analysis by Queensland Museum scientists has unearthed the true identity of 15 species of land snails including four new-to-science species with one named in honour of Queensland wildlife warrior Robert Irwin. For the past four decades, taxonomists have been confused by the Figuladra group of snails, whose shells were used as the primary form of species […]

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Mind the gender gap – Met police least trusted by women

Women living in London trust the police less than in anywhere in the UK Across England, confidence lowest among women and ethnic minorities Tory voters more trusting of police Across all England’s regions, a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Policing & Society spotlights London’s Metropolitan Police as the area where women trust the least. Researchers […]

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Most female athletes support categorisation by biological sex, research shows

Largest survey of its kind shows opinions of elite athletes across sports and career stage The majority of female athletes (58%) support categorisation by biological sex, rather than gender identity, but views differ according to sporting context, a new study shows. The peer-reviewed study is the largest of its kind and, based on comprehensive and […]

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Craving inclusion: Study reveals barriers to eating out for people with disability

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Many people with disability feel isolated and excluded from eating out, new research shows. Eating out is a highly valued everyday social activity, as well as a great way to celebrate, catch up with family and friends, and conduct business. A recent study from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) shows that many people with […]

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“Concerning” Disparities in HPV Vaccine Uptake Among US Adults, With Men and Hispanic People Among Those Least Protected

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In a National Sample of 27-45 Year Olds, Nearly 85% Had Not Been Vaccinated Against The Virus – Highlighting an “Urgent Need” to Address Uptake Disparities An analysis of data from a nationwide health survey reveals “concerning” disparities in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine uptake among US adults aged 27 to 45 years.   More than […]

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Small Class Sizes Not Better for Pupils’ Grades or Resilience, Says Study

Smaller class sizes in schools are failing to increase the resilience of children from low-income families, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Science Education. Data on more than 2,700 disadvantaged secondary (high) school students shows that minimizing pupil numbers in classrooms does not lead to better grades. Reducing class sizes […]

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Orcas Demonstrating They No Longer Need to Hunt in Packs to Take Down the Great White Shark

Study Reveals “Astonishing” Footage of New Predation Tactics of The Orca, Raising Further Concerns About the Marine Ecosystem  An orca (killer whale) has been observed, for the first-ever time, individually consuming a great white shark – and within just two minutes. “The astonishing predation, off the coast of Mossel Bay, South Africa, represents unprecedented behavior […]

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Mass Shooting Lockdown Drills Help Schoolchildren Feel Safer, US Study Suggests

Findings Showing Those Already Exposed to Violence Feel Safer, Contradict Previous Research Conclusions  Lockdown drills, practiced to help prepare children for shooting incidents at school, make those who have been exposed to violence feel safer – a new study of thousands of students in the US indicates.    The finding, reported in a new peer-reviewed […]

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Antidepressant Use Lower in Moms Who Have Support From Grandparents

Mothers are less likely to take antidepressants if their own parents and parents-in-law are healthy and live close by– a new study finds. On the flip side of the coin, antidepressant use was highest in mothers whose parents and parents-in-law were elderly, in poor health, and lived far away – possibly due to the stress […]

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Ancient Australian air-breathing fish from 380m years ago springs back to life

The rivers of Australia, which once flowed across its now dry interior, used to host a range of bizarre animals – including a sleek predatory lobe-finned fish with large fangs and bony scales. The newly described fossil fish discovered in remote fossil fields west of Alice Springs has been named Harajicadectes zhumini by an international team of researchers led by Flinders University palaeontologist […]

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Quality of Care for Patients Who Call 911 Varies Greatly Across the United States, Study Finds

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New research could lead to more consistency and safety measures Emergency medical service (EMS) systems are not consistently providing optimal care based on new national standards of quality to patients who call 911, according to a new study from the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai. The study demonstrates that EMS performance on key […]

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Anxiety of headteachers across England “substantially increased” during the pandemic

New research calls for greater support in times of need for teachers     The anxiety of headteachers across England increased “substantially” throughout the pandemic, finds the largest study of its type to-date. The results of the research, which examined thousands of teachers’ anxiety about work at 75 touchpoints from October 2019 to July 2022, […]

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New species of Jurassic pterosaur discovered on the Isle of Skye

Natural History Museum scientists describe new species of pterosaur. The pterosaur, named Ceoptera evansae, lived during the Middle Jurassic period (around 168–166 million years ago) The discovery dramatically improves the remarkably poor fossil record of Middle Jurassic pterosaurs. The incomplete but three-dimensionally preserved skeleton provides critical new insights into pterosaur diversity and evolutionary history.   […]

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Shoe soles cut from a Torah reveal clues about Nazi-occupied Greece

Children’s shoe soles cut crudely from the Jewish Torah could reveal chilling clues about Nazi-occupied Greece, according to new research by the University of Leeds. The Sefer Torah is a sacred Hebrew scroll handwritten on animal parchment and read weekly in synagogues – so precious that Judaism forbids touching it with bare hands – but […]

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New study reveals the profound impact of forced separation between humans and their pets

Pet owners forced to be separated from their animals in crisis situations, including those who are victims of domestic violence, are suffering from a lack of support services needed to protect them. These are the findings of a new review of 27 years of international research, published in the peer-reviewed journal Anthrozoös, which unveils the […]

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Cannabis Has no Clear Effect on Treatment of Opioid Addiction, U.S. Study Finds

Finding has significant implications for treatment programmes – with a growing number of states authorizing cannabis use to help opioid addiction     Cannabis is not an effective treatment for opioid addiction, a new peer-reviewed study of thousands of people being treated for opioid use disorder suggests.    Experts, publishing their results today in The American […]

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Research casts new light on the weaknesses of UK public finances

Fiscal challenges faced by government after the UK general election will be even more severe than is currently understood and predicted, suggests new research based on an annual Treasury report. The new analysis claims that a failure to recognise the findings of the annual Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) Treasury report will lead to “more […]

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Childhood Trauma Increases Risk of Chronic Pain in Adulthood, Research to-date Highlights

75 Years of Research Assessed by an International Team of Experts     Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, or neglect, either alone or combined with other types of childhood trauma, increases the risk of chronic pain and related disability in adulthood, according to new research.    These new findings underscore the urgency of addressing adverse childhood […]

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News Sites Continue to Stigmatize People’s Weight, Study Suggests

The largest US and UK news sites are continuing to stigmatize people’s weight with the images they use, suggests a new peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Health Communication. Assessing 445 stories about obesity over the course of a year, researchers from the University of Connecticut and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and […]

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Economic Crashes Linked to Rise in Male Suicides, Vast Review Shows

Governments need to fund health services to support people during recessions and economic crises, say the authors of a vast review of research on the topic to-date.  Their findings from this first-of-its-kind analysis shows that rates of suicide among men rise when countries face fiscal downturns.  Meanwhile results published today in the peer-reviewed Journal of […]

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Alarming Rates of Suicidal Ideation Among Older Transgender Adults Revealed on Transgender Day of Remembrance

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More than one-quarter of respondents have seriously contemplated ending their lives within the past year, new study shows Transgender adults aged 50 or older in the United States face a significantly elevated risk of contemplating suicide due to the compounding impact of various challenges in different areas of their lives, according to a population-wide study. […]

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Children’s Brains Shaped by Their Time on Tech Devices, Research to-date Shows

Time spent watching television or playing computer games has measurable and long-term effects on children’s brain function, according to a review of 23 years of neuroimaging research, which while showing negative impacts also demonstrates some positive effects. However, the researchers stop short of advocating limits on screen time, which they say can lead to confrontation. […]

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Bullying Victims who Perceive They’re Targeted due to Social Characteristics Feel the Effects Worse, New Research Suggests

“Schools should do more to support children at risk of discriminatory bullying”  Students who feel they have been victimized because of social characteristics such as their ethnicity or their sexuality are at additional risk of trauma, a new national US study has revealed.  Published in the peer-reviewed Journal of School Violence, the research, of more […]

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Young Children Drinking Daily Caffeinated Soda Found More Likely to Try Alcohol Within a Year

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New longitudinal study finds nine-to-10-year-olds who drink caffeinated soda daily are twice as likely to try alcohol within a year The trend among younger children to frequently drink caffeinated soda may indicate higher risk of alcohol consumption in the future, new research suggests. In a study of over 2,000 US children, aged between just nine […]

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Landmark menopause toolkit updated to improve assessment and treatment

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Care for women with menopausal health issues should improve globally following the release of an updated Monash University-led toolkit that guides health professionals around the world in assessing and treating them. Endorsed by the International, Australasian and British Menopause Societies, the Endocrine Society of Australia and Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, the 2023 Practitioner’s Toolkit […]

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Faith primary schools admitting fewer children with special educational needs

Faith primary schools are admitting fewer children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) than local authority community primaries, according to new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). In research funded by the British Academy, Dr Tammy Campbell analysed Reception year admissions to mainstream state schools from 2010-2020 in England […]

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Over 50s With ADHD ‘Overlooked’ for Diagnosis and Treatment, say Experts

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Doctors urgently need better international guidance on treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the over 50s, conclude world-leading experts reviewing current research on this increasing issue globally. Published in the peer-reviewed journal Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, the team’s findings highlight a ‘striking’ gap in knowledge about older people as existing guidelines focus on children […]

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Are US Teenagers More Likely Than Others to Exaggerate Their Math Abilities?

A major new study has revealed that American teenagers are more likely than any other nationality to brag about their math ability. Research using data from 40,000 15-year-olds from nine English-speaking nations internationally found those in North America were the most likely to exaggerate their mathematical knowledge, while those in Ireland and Scotland were least […]

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NHS trusts earning hundreds of millions of pounds in private income – study shows increased privatisation

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Trusts found to be making as much as 53 per cent of their income from commercial activities in 2021/22   Some NHS trusts are earning hundreds of millions of pounds in commercial income each year, which has risen significantly since 2016-17. Using six high-profile NHS trusts as case studies, the new peer-reviewed research published in […]

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First Scientist to Witness Human-to-Human Transmission of Covid Recommends Measures Needed to Prepare for the Next Pandemic

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As five key requirements are set, experts state AI is likely one of the future directions for event-based surveillance of transmission   A world-leading microbiologist, who was a prominent scientist in the first study to witness human-to-human COVID transmission, is among experts laying out strategies that would help the world react and prepare for the […]

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Deprived teens with poor learning skills at greatest risk from email scams, says expert

Disadvantaged teenagers are at greater risk of email scams and need better protection, according to an international study published in the peer-reviewed British Journal of Educational Studies.    Findings based on more than 170,000 students aged 15 show that one in five from low-income families or deprived areas could fall victim to phishing. This is […]

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ChatGPT is Debunking Myths on Social Media Around Vaccine Safety, Say Experts

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ChatGPT could help to increase vaccine uptake by debunking myths around jab safety, say the authors of a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics. The researchers asked the artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot the top 50 most frequently-asked Covid-19 vaccine questions. They included queries based on myths and fake stories such as […]

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Auckland wastewater pipe dig reveals ‘fossil treasure trove’

Fossils of the world’s oldest known flax snails, an extinct sawshark spine, and great white shark teeth have all been found in a mound of sand excavated from beneath Mangere Wastewater Treatment Plant in 2020. A new New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics paper out today describes the 266 fossil species as one of […]

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Paper Drinking Straws may be Harmful and may not be Better for the Environment Than Plastic Versions, Researchers Warn

Long-lasting “forever chemicals”, which can cause damaging health issues, found in 18/20 brands of paper straws    “Eco-friendly” paper drinking straws contain long-lasting and potentially toxic chemicals, a new study has concluded.    In the first analysis of its kind in Europe, and only the second in the world, Belgian researchers tested 39 brands of […]

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Exercise training can help improve lung function in adults with asthma

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Yoga and breathing control practices, in combination with aerobic training, are particularly key exercises for asthmatic people seeking to improve their lung function, a new peer-reviewed study suggests. The research which is published today in the journal Annals of Medicine highlights the importance of integrating appropriate exercise training into asthma management plans. The findings demonstrate […]

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Bisexual people experience worse health outcomes than other adults in England – national study of more than 835,000 people

Bisexual adults report poorer physical and mental health outcomes compared to any other sexuality    Self-reported data from lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) patients shows these groups have poorer health outcomes compared to those who identify as heterosexual, but bisexual people disproportionally experience the worst outcomes in England.    These new findings, published today in […]

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Tiny scales Reveal Megalodon Was Not as Fast as Believed, But it Had a Mega-Appetite Explaining its Gigantism

DePaul University professor leads discovery of prehistoric shark’s intriguing lifestyle A new study reveals the iconic extinct Megalodon, or ‘megatooth shark’, was a rather slow cruiser that used its warm-bloodedness to facilitate digestion and absorption of nutrients. DePaul University paleobiology professor Kenshu Shimada and coauthors propose radically new interpretations of the lifestyle and biology of […]

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Board Games are Boosting Math Ability in Young Children

Board games based on numbers, like Monopoly, Othello and Chutes and Ladders, make young children better at math, according to a comprehensive review of research published on the topic over the last 23 years. Board games are already known to enhance learning and development including reading and literacy. Now this new study, published in the […]

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Helping adolescents to feel competent and purposeful – not just happy – may improve grades

Study of 600 teenagers suggests that having stronger self-awareness and sense of purpose may raise GCSE Maths scores “by a couple of grades”.  The study found no positive relationship between academic performance and the ‘happiness lessons’ currently standard in wellbeing education.    Encouraging adolescents to feel capable and purposeful – rather than just happy – […]

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Fewer Teens Now Perceive Themselves as Overweight – International Study of More Than 745,000 Adolescents

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Changes in Body Weight Perception Could Undermine Public Health Interventions to Tackle Obesity   A study involving more than 745,000 adolescents from 41 countries across Europe and North America identified an increase in the amount of teenagers who underestimate their body weight. Tracking data from 2002 to 2018, the peer-reviewed findings, published today in Child […]

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UK’s Young People at Risk of Leaving School Without Vital Knowledge of Reproductive Health, Study Finds

Pupils in the UK are not learning about potentially life-changing issues such as endometriosis, infertility, and miscarriage, according to a new study of curricula in science and in relationships and sex education. Researchers from University College London (UCL) looked at what schools are expected to teach 14–18-year-olds across the UK, using curriculum requirements and specifications […]

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Forensic Bitemark Analysis for Court Trials is Not Supported by Sufficient Data and “is Leading to Wrongful Convictions”

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Bitemark analysis, evidence often used in trials, is not backed up by scientific research – an analysis of current literature and 12 new studies shows. Published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the California Dental Association, the research suggests 26 people have been wrongfully convicted, and some even sentenced to death, from the use of this […]

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Stark Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Alcohol-Related US Deaths During Covid, Study Reveals

Alcohol-Related Deaths More Than Doubled Among American Indian and Alaska Native Populations    Alcohol-related deaths rose disproportionately quickly in the US among Black, Hispanic, Asian and American-Indian/Alaska Native populations at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows.    Detailed in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, the peer-reviewed analysis of official […]

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Pandemic Took a Major, Prolonged Toll on University Students’ Mental Health, Finds Study

By May 2021, UK Students Were Experiencing Psychological Distress Levels Over Three Times the Amount of Pre-Pandemic and Worse Than Healthcare Professionals  Undergraduates at UK universities experienced prolonged and high levels of psychological distress and anxiety during the pandemic, according to a new study, tracking wellbeing over the course of 2020 to 2021.  They also […]

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New Dinosaur Named for Natural History Museum Professor

New dinosaur named to honour Prof Paul Barrett of the Natural History Museum First armoured dinosaur to be described from the Isle of Wight in 142 years Ankylosaurs may have been far more diverse than originally thought   A new armoured dinosaur, known as an ankylosaur, has been described and named for Prof Paul Barrett […]

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Oldest ever Homo sapiens footprint is found, and it pushes the record back by 30,000 years

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The oldest ever footprints made by Homo sapiens have been revealed in a new study, published in the peer-reviewed journal, Ichnos. They were discovered on South Africa’s Cape south coast, by an expert team led by Dr Charles Helm, at the African Centre for Coastal Palaeoscience, Nelson Mandela University. They were later dated, using optically […]

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Alcohol and Smoking to Blame for Premature Deaths Among Night Owls, 37-Year Study Suggests

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Staying up late at night has little impact on how long ‘night owls’ live, according to new research published in the peer-reviewed journal Chronobiology International. Data based on nearly 23,000 twins, however shows that evening types have a slightly increased risk of dying than morning types, but this is largely linked to smoking and drinking. […]

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Elevated Lipoprotein(a) is the latest variant of ‘bad cholesterol’ found to increase the risk of recurrent coronary heart disease

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Future therapeutics to reduce elevated Lp(a) might help prevent recurrent disease Increased levels of Lipoprotein(a), a variant of ‘bad cholesterol’, in the bloodstream are a risk factor for recurrent coronary heart disease (CHD) in people aged 60 or over, according to the results of a new study which tracked the issue over the course of […]

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Confidence in Vaccines has Plummeted in Africa Since the Pandemic – Study Across Eight Countries Shows

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Public confidence in vaccines has plunged across sub-Saharan Africa since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study of 17,000 people, across eight countries, published today in the peer-reviewed journal Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics.   The findings come as the World Health Organization and UNICEF have reported the largest sustained fall in uptake of routine childhood immunizations […]

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UK’s Poorest Children Likelier to Have Less Understanding of Personal Finances, Study Finds

Experts call for curriculum improvements as they find children from lower socio-economic groups not building key financial skills   A new study of 3,745 families from across the UK demonstrates a “sizeable” gap in the financial knowledge of children depending on which socio-economic group they come from. The research highlights significant inequalities in young people’s […]

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Lowering Dietary Intake of Carbohydrate and Sugar Could Benefit Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease, Study Suggests

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Replacing Carbohydrate With Protein Appears to Reduce Mortality for Those With CKD   A lower-carbohydrate and lower-sugar diet could increase life expectancy for adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to new peer-reviewed research, published in Renal Failure. Replacing carbohydrate with protein and/or replacing sugar with non-sugar carbohydrate seems to reduce mortality risk, the study […]

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Is Vaping a new Gateway Into Further Substance Use? New National Study Shows Adolescent Vapers Much Likelier to Use Cannabis and Binge Drink

A new study of more than 50,000 US adolescents across the country indicates that vaping nicotine is strongly linked with an increased likelihood of high levels use of binge drinking and cannabis usage.    The findings, published today in the peer-reviewed journal Substance Use and Misuse, will add to growing public health concerns about the […]

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Solar-Powered Airships Could Revolutionize Climate-Friendly Air Travel

Flying is the most damaging mode of transportation for our climate. At least, up until now. But work is already underway to investigate technical alternatives to conventional aircraft. For example, airships with highly efficient solar cells and extremely light batteries on board. Prof. Dr. Christoph Pflaum from FAU, together with Prof. Dr. Agnes Jocher from […]

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Unpaid internships failing to boost job chances in the creative sector, experts find

Carrying out unpaid work to achieve a career in the media or creative sector could be a thing of the past according to new peer-reviewed research.   Published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education, findings – based on data from more than 600 creative and communications graduates – show unpaid internships are not […]

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African penguins: climate refugees from a distant past?

A new study on the paleo-historical geographic range of the endangered African penguin since the last Ice Age paints a grave picture of a species in steep decline. Imagine the view from the western coastline of southern Africa during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) over twenty thousand years ago: in the distance you would see […]

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“Alarming” Rate of Girls Quit Sport Due to Clothing Concerns, Shows Hockey Star’s New Study Already Revolutionizing Rules

Leading international hockey star’s study has already changed the face of her sport, as English league team players no longer required to wear skirts Sports kit issues shown to be the most underrated cause of low female sport participation. And the solution is simple: choice   New research showing gendered school sport uniform plays a […]

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Paper Written Using ChatGPT Demonstrates Opportunities and Challenges of AI in Academia

Researchers Used a Series of Prompts to Encourage the Software to Produce the Type of Content Used in Academic Publications. ChatGPT has the potential to create increasing and exciting opportunities – but also poses significant challenges – for the academic community, according to an innovative study written in large part using the software. Launched in […]

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New research reveals dinosaur with record-holding 15-meter-long neck

Re-analysis of a Late Jurassic Chinese sauropod known as Mamenchisaurus sinocanadorum has uncovered it sported a 15-meter-long neck, the longest neck that can be confidently inferred for any known sauropod,. The findings of an international team led by Stony Brook University paleontologist Andrew J. Moore, PhD, published in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, provide fresh insights […]

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Trust in Cancer Information Declined Among Black Americans During the Pandemic

Trust in information given out by the government on cancer fell sharply among the Black population, by almost half, during the COVID-19 pandemic findings of a national US study have shown.  Experts are warning the vital need to monitor if this mistrust has persisted beyond the pandemic and whether it could potentially cause an upsurge […]

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Hair Analysis Shows Child Drug Use Could be Twice as High as we Think

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Experts Recommend Future Substance Use Research Should Combine Survey and Hair Analysis Results   Hair analysis could be the key to understanding adolescent drug usage, as a new study uncovers almost double the number of children were found to be using substances than those who admitted to in a US survey. Published in the peer-reviewed […]

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Advocacy by LGBTQ+ School Clubs may Help Combat Student Depression

Advocacy by student-led Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) clubs could help to reduce school-wide disparities in depressive symptoms between LGBTQ+ and heterosexual students, according to a new study.    The findings, published today in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, suggest that schools with GSAs (also known as Gay-Straight Alliances) that engage in more advocacy […]

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Codebreakers Crack Secrets of Mary Queen of Scots’ Lost Letters

Launched on the Anniversary of Mary’s Execution, Study Reveals 50 new Letters in Cipher – With Some Still Believed Missing – Shedding new Light on her Captivity Prominent Mary Queen of Scots Historian Describes it as “Most Important new Find  for 100 Years” Secret, coded letters penned by Mary Queen of Scots while she was […]

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New Ancient ‘Marine Crocodile’ Discovered on UK’s Jurassic Coast – and it’s one of the Oldest Specimens of its Type Ever Found

A new study has uncovered a new thalattosuchian – an ancient ‘sister’ of modern-day crocodiles’ ancestors. The discovery of Turnersuchus hingleyae follows an impressive unearthing of fossils on the Jurassic Coast, in Dorset, UK, including part of the head, backbone, and limbs. In fact, the find at the Charmouth Mudstone Formation was so successful, Turnersuchus […]

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Taking Contraceptive Advice From Social Media Influencers Could Lead to Unplanned Pregnancies

‘Birth Control’ YouTube Searches Not Leading to Safe Sex Principles From Influencers   Contraceptive advice from social media influencers could be putting young people at risk of unplanned pregnancies, new research warns. Teenagers and young adults may also be receiving inaccurate information on sexual health, making many of the popular videos a public health issue, […]

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British scientist describes the first record of a dinosaur eating a mammal

The small, feathered dinosaur Microraptor is preserved with the foot of a small mammal inside its ribcage.  A new study led by Dr David Hone of Queen Mary University of London, published today in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, records the first known incident of a dinosaur having eaten a mammal. (Note: The mammal would […]

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Mammals island-hopped from Australia to colonise the world

Australian Scientists Confirm Marsupial and Placental Mammals Evolved in the Southern Hemisphere Australia, home to the most unusual animal species on the planet that defy imagination, can now lay claim to being the wellspring of modern mammal evolution. Published in the Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, Alcheringa, lead authors Professors Tim Flannery and Kris Helgen from […]

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Aggressive Law Enforcement Fuelling Europe’s ‘Dirty’ Money Trade – Study Finds Approximately 1.8 Trillion Dollars Laundered Per Year

10-year Analysis Shows up to 11% of All Trade Involves ‘Dirty Money’, Disguised Through Genuine Deals   Criminals are laundering cash worth the equivalent of up to 1.8 trillion dollars a year by using legitimate EU trade channels, according to research published in the peer-reviewed journal Applied Economics. The 10-year study is the first to […]

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Children are Ditching Alcohol for Marijuana, as 20-Year National US Study Shows a 245% Increase

Paper reveals 338,727 cases of intentional misuse and abuse for children ages 6 through 18 years old     Adolescent cannabis abuse has increased 245% since 2000 in the US, while alcohol abuse has steadily declined over the same period.     That’s according to a national, peer-reviewed study tracking intentional misuse and abuse reported to the […]

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Purchasing loot boxes in video games associated with problem gambling risk, says study

The lines between gaming and gambling have begun to blur, state researchers  Gamers who buy ‘loot boxes’ are up to two times more likely to gamble, shows new research published today in the peer-reviewed journal Addiction Research & Theory.   They are also more likely to have a gambling problem compared with the gamers who don’t […]

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Lost Medieval Chapel Sheds Light on Royal Burials at Westminster Abbey, Finds New Study Featuring 15th-Century Reconstruction

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The remnants of the St Erasmus chapel can still be seen today at Westminster Abbey New evidence, helping to form a 15th-century reconstruction of part of Westminster Abbey, demonstrates how a section of the building was once the focus for the royal family’s devotion to the cult of a disemboweled saint and likely contained gruesome images […]

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Pregnant Women’s Legal Cannabis Usage in US States Raises Calls for Screening

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Pregnant women living in US states where cannabis is legal must be screened for the drug, for the health of both mother and baby, claim scientists who in a new national study have found that they are far more likely to use the substance. Published in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, the […]

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“Exceptionally” Wide and Flat-headed Herbivore Revealed as a New Species of ‘Dwarf Dinosaur’

An international team of researchers has uncovered a previously unknown species of dinosaur in Romania and named it after its remarkably flat head – and its location of discovery, Transylvania.    Herbivore Transylvanosaurus platycephalus, translating as ‘flat-headed reptile from Transylvania’, lived about 70 million years ago and, at just two meters-long, it reached only a small […]

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Volunteering and Caring for Grandchildren Protects from Loneliness for the Over 50s – Vast Review of Current Research Internationally Shows

Caring for a Spouse is a Risk Factor for Loneliness, However Caregiving for a spouse or partner is seemingly associated with higher loneliness for those over 50 years of age, a new systemic review of published research on the issue shows. Taking in data from 28 studies, comprising of 191,652 participants from 21 countries, the […]

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Children who tell blunt truth, as opposed to lying, are being judged harsher by adults

New findings, out today, suggest children who tell blunt truths such as “I don’t want this present – it’s ugly!” are judged more harshly by adults than those who bend the truth to be polite or protect others. Published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Moral Education, the research demonstrates the mixed messages that adults are […]

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New study highlights sexual problems for young women who’ve had cancer

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Cancer shown to affect body image and sexual desire in young women   Young women cancer survivors are at much higher risk of sexual problems including loss of libido and discomfort, according to research published in the peer-reviewed journal Acta Oncologica. The study – one of the largest of its kind to date – also […]

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Psychosocial Skills Can Stop Relapse in People with Eating Disorders, Says Expert

Health services should teach patients with eating disorders psychosocial skills to help more people recover and avoid relapse, according to an expert. Anorexia, bulimia and other eating issues affect millions of people, and eating disorder specialist Bethany Crowley warns that eating disorders are often misunderstood. She suggests a more integrated approach to treating people is […]

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Artificial Intelligence Could Help Cure Loneliness, Says Expert

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology could offer companionship to lonely people amid an international epidemic of loneliness, says a robotics expert. Tony Prescott, a professor of cognitive robotics at the University of Sheffield, argues in his new book The Psychology of Artificial Intelligence that ‘relationships with AIs could support people’ with forms of social interaction. Loneliness […]

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Rigid Approach to Teaching Phonics is ‘Joyless’ and is Failing Children, Experts Warn

Experts have released robust research to show that phonics should be taught hand-in-hand with reading and writing to encourage true literacy and a love of reading, not through narrow synthetic phonics. There is widespread disagreement globally across academic and educational spheres about the best way to teach children to learn to read and write. Despite […]

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Deeply Entrenched School Psychology Practices can be ‘Harmful to Children’

Many programs ‘deeply entrenched in school culture’ are harmful to children and can cause potentially lasting damage, psychologists have warned. They say these practices, from abstinence-only sex education to zero tolerance policies, can direct considerable funds away from evidence-based strategies, as well as giving pupils misleading information. In new book Investigating School Psychology, researchers have […]

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Losing Keys and Everyday Items ‘Not Always Sign of Poor Memory’

The mysteries of how memory works are explained in a new book that suggests anyone can boost their powers of recall – and that losing your keys is normal. Dr Megan Sumeracki and Dr Althea Need Kaminske say storing and retrieving information is far more complex than people think. Extremes of memory such as photographic […]

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Responsible AI Could Contribute to Global Peace, Experts Suggest

Artificial intelligence (AI) could be a vital tool to promote peace, prevent violent conflict, and safeguard human rights – if used responsibly, experts say. Much focus has been on AI’s potential for catastrophic harm from powering drone swarms for international warfare to generating deep fakes which spread misinformation and prejudice. But authors Branka Panic and […]

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$2.3trillion Wasted Globally in Failed Digital Transformation Programs – Costly and Complex Business Strategies are ‘Not Necessary’

Businesses spend vast sums of money on digital transformations, but data suggests more than two-thirds (70%) of those fail to deliver positive results. Strategies implemented by firms are too ambitious and wide-ranging, according to a specialist, with their poor design and structure preventing digital transformation success. Firms seeking to harness new digital technologies, such as […]

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Teaching Teenagers to Understand Their Feelings is Key to Life-Long Resilience, Psychologist Says

Helping teenagers to understand what is going on inside their own brains is the key to helping them mature into resilient and independent adults, research suggests. Sheila Redfern, a consultant clinical child and adolescent psychologist, proposes that rather than focusing on stamping out difficult behaviours, parents should teach teenagers to manage their feelings and relationships […]

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Could a Probiotic for Your House Help to Prevent Asthma and Keep Illness at Bay?

Homes have become ‘too clean’ and could benefit from the introduction of ‘healthy germs’ which introduce friendly bacteria to potentially stave off a host of childhood illnesses, including asthma, experts suggest. Elizabeth McCormick, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Building Technology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte School of Architecture, suggests the tendency to […]

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Dietitian Breaks Down the Science, Sifts Through the Myths, and Offers a Different Way to Think About Food

With so many types of diets being promoted online and on social media, a leading dietitian says flexibility is more sustainable than a rigid diet plan. Joyce Patterson, MPH, RDN, BC-ADM, CPT is a registered dietitian and a diabetes care and education specialist at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, U.S., and she says the science […]

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Reforestation Schemes are not Enough to Recover the Carbon Created by Harvesting Wood, Research Suggests

Forests have a critical role to play in capturing and storing carbon from the Earth’s atmosphere – but some models exaggerate their carbon removal potential by almost three-fold, according to a leading professor of forest economics. Global Forest Carbon: Policy, Economics and Finance by Runsheng Yin from Michigan State University emphasizes the value of nature-based […]

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Communities Must get Prepared for Increased Flooding due to Climate Change, Expert Warns

Communities must be better prepared for flooding in their homes and businesses, an expert warns, as climate change predictions suggest more extreme flooding globally. Floods still inflict major costs to the economies, livelihoods and wellbeing of communities, with flood risks and impacts set to increase further due to climate change. Professor of Environmental Management, Lindsey […]

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There is no Proof that AI can be Controlled, According to Extensive Survey

There is no current evidence that AI can be controlled safely, according to an extensive review, and without proof that AI can be controlled, it should not be developed, a researcher warns. Despite the recognition that the problem of AI control may be one of the most important problems facing humanity, it remains poorly understood, […]

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Making Drug Use Less Dangerous for Users is the Only Way to Tackle Overdose Epidemic

With more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States in one year, communities need more than ‘just say no’ drug prevention education and abstinence-only addiction treatment to save lives, an expert has warned. Statistics show that most people who complete conventional drug prevention education as youth eventually go on to use alcohol, nicotine, […]

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The Avocado Debate: A Polarizing Fruit and Its Impact on Society

The avocado has soared to unprecedented heights of popularity, gracing the plates of toast enthusiasts and health-conscious individuals worldwide. But what are the overlooked consequences of our latest food obsession? “The avocado has come to represent so much more than just a fruit. It’s wrapped up with ideas of generational conflict, environmental chaos and social […]

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‘Skinny White Affluent Girl’ Myth is a Harmful Barrier to Other Genders and Races with Eating Disorders, Health Experts Warn

Eating disorders affect everyone regardless of race, gender or age, says eating disorder experts. The myth that “only skinny white affluent girls develop eating disorders” is to blame for other sufferers not getting diagnosed or treated, according to health experts. Psychiatrist Janet Treasure, and GP Dr Elizabeth McNaught, and therapist Jess Griffiths – who have […]

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Cutting Carbon Emissions Would Benefit the Global Economy, Research Suggests

Evidence clearly shows positive economic impacts of decarbonization for most countries, and for the global economy, according to a leading expert in climate policy and economics. The global net benefits of decarbonization are unequivocal, Professor Paul Ekins argues, and become even more compelling when the health benefits of reducing local air pollution from the burning […]

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Culling Grey Squirrels Not Necessary for Overall Biodiversity, Expert Suggests

Live or let die: is the killing of non-native species like the grey squirrel (seen here) justified? Life on Earth is facing the greatest rate of extinction in history – and humans are the disruptive force, according to a leading ecologist. Protecting biodiversity, according to consultant ecologist Nigel Dudley who has worked with international organizations […]

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Number of Dead and Injured in Sharpeville Massacre Vastly Underestimated, Research Suggests

Extensive new research, including thorough reviews of medical records and police documents, drastically increases the number of dead and injured in the Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa by at least a third. This research, published in a new book Voices of Sharpeville, also prompted an update to the Wall of Names memorial at Freedom Park, […]

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Closing Digital Skills Gap Could Spur Global Economic Growth by $11.5trillion

The economic benefits of intelligent automation are vast, potentially totaling trillions of dollars in economic growth, according to research in a new book. Businesses and organizations need to be prepared with proactive digital strategies in order to tap into these benefits, ensuring sustained economic growth, the book asserts. Intelligent Automation: Bridging the Gap Between Business […]

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Better Regulation of Mental Health ‘Therapies’ Urgently Needed to Protect the Vulnerable

A rise in psychological pseudoscience is putting people at risk, psychologists have warned, with social media and celebrity endorsements partly to blame. Mental health apps, mood-boosting supplements and energy therapies are among the therapies that could do ‘more harm than good’ according to psychologists Jonathan Stea and Stephen Hupp in their new book Investigating Clinical […]

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Play in Early Childhood Helps Build a Better Brain, Says Leading Expert

Engaging in play nurtures early brain development in prekindergarten children, according to a leading child development expert. Dr Jacqueline Harding, director of Tomorrow’s Child and an early childhood expert at Middlesex University, argues that the young child’s brain is inherently designed to be playful and this is crucial for its development. In her new book, […]

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It’s All in the Mind – Psychological Techniques to Help You Run Faster and Longer

Feeling good is key to sticking to a running routine, according to research analyzed in a new book. It’s well known that running has huge mental and physical health benefits. As little as 10 minutes of jogging has been shown to enhance mood, and evidence suggests that running can improve memory and attention. Some studies […]

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Teacher Wellbeing not a Priority in Schools, Experts Warn

Against a backdrop of funding shortages and recruitment issues across the education sector, two education experts argue that equipping leaders with more soft skills will improve mental health and wellbeing in school staff. In the UK, the government has just announced it is establishing a taskforce to look at reducing teacher workload, with representatives from across […]

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Societal Collapse is Underway and Museums can be Unlikely Heroes, Suggests Expert

A hard-hitting appraisal of the role museums can play in the face of looming societal collapse is now available Museums and Societal Collapse: The Museum as Lifeboat presents evidence and theories around collapse and extinction, while locating the responsibility of museums in our changing world Stressors like climate trauma, corporate deceit and political incompetence signal […]

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Statistics Can Help Us Figure Out How Historic Battles Could Have Turned Out Differently, According to Experts

A genre-bending appraisal of military history through historical and mathematical study is now available  Quantifying Counterfactual Military History probes whether historic battles and military interventions could have turned out quite differently Statistical methods can evaluate whether pivotal military events, like the Battle of Jutland, American involvement in the Vietnam war or the nuclear arms race, […]

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How to Save the NHS – an Expert Prescription

From the rise of telemedicine and robotic surgery to the health and expectations of patients, much has changed since the NHS was founded 75 years ago – so how can we ensure it remains fit for purpose?  Whether it’s setting up a Bank of England-type body to run it or fining patients for missing appointments, […]

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Children’s Disclosures of Abuse are Too Often Ignored, Expert Warns

A ‘one size fits all’ education system can mean children dealing with trauma are labelled, met with judgement or left unsupported, according to the author of a new practical guide for adults. Dr Mine Conkbayir, an award-winning early years author, research and trainer, argues that schools often rely on ‘outmoded and harmful approaches to controlling […]

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New Findings Suggest Historical Infanticide in Europe Likely More Widespread Than Estimated

‘Routine’ infanticide of newborns by married parents in early modern Europe was a much more widespread practice than previously thought, a new book posits. This fresh insight sits at the heart of a new book, Death Control in the West 1500–1800: Sex Ratios at Baptism in Italy, France and England, by Gregory Hanlon and contributors. […]

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Our Brains are Hardwired to Believe Lies and Conspiracy Theories, Research Shows

Throughout history, dictators and social disrupters have used coercive language and conspiracy theories to manipulate the public by encouraging them to hate anyone different to themselves. Unfortunately, according to a new study, our brains are hardwired to believe such lies. In Politics, Lies and Conspiracy Theories, released today, Marcel Danesi Ph.D., a professor of semiotics […]

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Can Re-imagining Old Technology Help Build a More Sustainable Future?

To pull back our demands on the planet, a sustainable design expert suggests we should be looking back to the future with our technology.  An industrial designer has suggested that old technologies could make a comeback for a more sustainable future – such as wind-up shavers, pedal-powered tools and manual lawn mowers. In his new […]

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The Scientific Approach to Healing from Heartbreak

People struggling after a relationship breakdown or yearning after ‘the one that got away’ might wonder if the pain will ever end, and how they can move on. Now a psychologist has developed a step-by-step guide to heartbreak recovery the scientific way. According to Dr Clare Rosoman, a clinical psychologist with decades of experience as […]

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The Story After the Cameras: Survivors of Gun Violence

So far this year alone there have been more than 230 mass shootings in the United States and more than 7,200 deaths to gun violence, according to data. That equates to more than 50 deaths a day. But on top of the tragic number of deaths, there are a staggering number of people wounded by […]

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We Must Insert Joy Back into Education in the Wake of Covid-19, Researcher Warns

Education systems need major reform in the light of lessons learned from Covid, according to a leading education academic. Klaus Zierer, Professor of Education at the University of Augsburg, Germany, and an associate research fellow at the University of Oxford, UK, has revealed ways in which the ‘collateral damage’ from school closures is still hitting […]

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Research Shows Coaches Who Lead With Empathy Get More out of Athletes – and Here’s How

Gone are the days of dictatorial leaders in sport, screaming from the side-lines and insulting their players, and instead we are seeing an era of emotionally intelligent leaders who demonstrate an understanding of other people while getting effective results. The question is, how do you become an empathic leader in elite sports and will it […]

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Social Media Fuelling Eating Disorders Among Female Athletes, Research Shows

Social media is fuelling eating disorders among female athletes who feel they must achieve the ‘ideal’ body, according to experts. Dr Kathryn Vidlock and Catherine Liggett, who have both competed in collegiate athletics, and dietician Andrew Dole warn that nutrition ‘myths’ posted by fitness influencers, exercise-related ‘fitspiration’ images on Instagram, and photoshopping are having a direct […]

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Signs You Could be Suffering from Racial Trauma – and Tools for Healing, According to Therapists

Research has shown that repeated exposure to racism, directly or indirectly, impacts long-term mental health. Now, a licensed professional counselor and psychologist have released a toolkit to not only identify racial trauma but also to heal from it.  In the United States, depression and anxiety are on the rise in African Americans and the evidence […]

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Overhaul of Sex-Education Needed to Teach Consent to Boys Early, Education Expert Warns

A leading education expert in the UK has suggested that a drastic overhaul of sex and relationship education is needed, to tackle harmful boys’ attitudes towards girls and women. In a new book released this month, the former headteacher says that schools need to ‘radically change’ their approach in teaching young boys to respect girls. […]

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Strengthening General Practice Will Save Lives, According to Review

Bolstering the number of doctors in the UK and increasing access to health care will save lives and improve life expectancy in lower-income communities, according to a new review. In his new book Primary Health Care and Population Mortality, released next week, Professor Richard Baker draws on international evidence to show how primary health care […]

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Racial Bias in Artificial Intelligence Restricts Vital Access to Healthcare and Financial Services, Says Data Scientist

Terrelle and Lorraine were turned down for a house loan they could easily afford, despite a six-figure salary each and great credit history.  Frederick was discharged from the hospital as fit and healthy, only to later suffer a heart attack.   Eva was preparing to vote in a hotly contested election for the first time in […]

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Slick Teaching Techniques Have Less Impact on Learning Than Collaborative Classroom Culture, Research Suggests 

Plenty of homework, small classroom sizes and a long school day are often seen as the mark of a successful school – but research shows the number one factor that impacts learning is engaging teaching.  An internationally renowned teaching expert has carried out the most thorough research to date on classroom best practice. His extensive […]

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Students Of Color and Those from Working Class Backgrounds Struggle to Feel a Sense of Belonging in Elite Universities, Study Says

Students who have not attended private school often feel they do not belong in ‘elite institutions’, a new study reveals. Despite accessing an elite university, students of color and poorer students find themselves positioned as second- or third-class citizens within the institution. Sense of belonging The study, released today, was carried out by Kalwant Bhopal, […]

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Perfectionists Are More Likely to Burn Out, Extensive Study Suggests

People with perfectionist traits are more susceptible to burnout, according to new research, and it is not just work-related stress that is the cause. Christmas is coming. We have all endured a global pandemic. There are coughs and colds everywhere. Bills are mounting. It is safe to say we are all exhausted – but when […]

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Coaching for Optimal Energy

  People are finding the world of work, and the world in general, exhausting. At a time when much is being written about burnout and downshifting this very serious, hugely important, and deeply researched book says what practitioners and individuals can do about this – right when we need it. Suboptimal energy negatively impacts performance, […]

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Social justice educator McIntosh earns award

Author, activist, and social justice educator Dr. Peggy McIntosh is awarded the GSAS 2021 Centennial Medal for her fundamental social justice work and lasting contributions to knowledge and to society. It is the highest honor that GSAS bestows. From one of the world’s leading voices on white privilege and anti-racism work comes this collection of […]

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Social media, selfie culture, and the crisis of child body image

Body image is an important aspect of children’s self-esteem and confidence. Unfortunately, many of our young children are suffering from anxieties about their appearance, which has a harmful effect on their overall mental health and wellbeing. In recent years this has been exacerbated by social media, selfie culture, and flattering filters, leading to higher rates […]

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Too many boys are struggling in our schools

There is a significant problem in our schools: too many boys are struggling. That’s the message from Matt Pinkett and Mark Roberts, authors of a ground-breaking new book that argues schools must rethink their efforts to get boys back on track. The list of things to concern teachers is long. Disappointing academic results, a lack […]

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Addressing Climate Change at the Community Level in the United States

The concept of community, in all its diverse definitions and manifestations, provides a unique approach to learn more about how groups of individuals and organizations are addressing the challenges posed by climate change. This new volume highlights specific cases of communities developing innovative approaches to climate mitigation and adaptation around the United States. Defining community […]

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The Craft of Criticism: Critical Media Studies in Practice, 1st Edition

With contributions from 30 leading media scholars, this collection provides a comprehensive overview of the main methodologies of critical media studies. Chapters address various methods of textual analysis, as well as reception studies, policy, production studies, and contextual, multi-method approaches, like intertextuality and cultural geography. Film and television are at the heart of the collection, […]

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The Twitter Presidency explores the rhetorical style of President Donald J. Trump

The Twitter Presidency explores the rhetorical style of President Donald J. Trump, attending to both his general manner of speaking as well as to his preferred modality. Trump’s manner, the authors argue, reflects an aesthetics of white rage, and it is rooted in authoritarianism, narcissism, and demagoguery. His preferred modality of speaking, namely through Twitter, […]

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Reporting Inequality: Tools and Methods for Covering Race and Ethnicity

Under increasingly intense newsroom demands, reporters often find it difficult to cover the complexity of topics that deal with racial and social inequality. This path-breaking book lays out simple, effective reporting strategies that equip journalists to investigate disparity’s root causes. Chapters discuss how racially disparate outcomes in health, education, wealth/income, housing, and the criminal justice […]

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Indian Cinema Beyond Bollywood: The New Independent Cinema Revolution

This is the first edited volume on new independent Indian cinema. It aims to be a comprehensive compendium of diverse theoretical, philosophical, epistemological and practice-based perspectives, featuring contributions from multidisciplinary scholars and practitioners across the world. This edited collection features analyses of cutting-edge new independent films and is conceived to serve as a beacon to […]

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Get ready for college basketball with ‘Improving Your NCAA® Bracket with Statistics’

Twenty-four million people wager nearly $3 billion on college basketball pools each year, but few are aware that winning strategies have been developed by researchers at Harvard, Yale, and other universities over the past two decades. Bad advice from media sources and even our own psychological inclinations are often a bigger obstacle to winning than […]

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Generation Z: A Century in the Making

Jeffrey Brauer, Professor of Social Sciences, Keystone College “Seemiller and Grace have masterfully made meaning of complex research on Generation Z using numerous studies and fascinating examples. They characterize this diverse, throwback generation as open-minded, caring, and grounded in a sense of integrity and tenacity. This exceptional book presents a well-grounded profile of this generation […]

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What does your Corporate Tribe look like?

Organizational lessons from anthropology No challenge is entirely new. In 60,000 years of human existence, nearly every problem we face in modern business has already been seen…and solved. We just have to figure out how to apply that age-old tribal wisdom to our current circumstances. The Corporate Tribe will take you on a journey to […]

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What difference does business make?

In a turbulent world of geopolitical change, declining trust in institutions, and increasing scrutiny of companies, the big question facing leaders is: what difference does business make? Lots of companies talk about social impact, but few have defined what it really means. This book sets out a more human form of capitalism with people at […]

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Designing for Kids: Creating for Playing, Learning, and Growing

“An invaluable resource for both novice and experienced designers in the kid space. Filled with interesting and actionable takeaways, this book allows you to incorporate its teachings into your work immediately. It’s delightful and inspiring, and well worth a read.” – Brendan Boyle, Partner and Founder of the IDEO Play Lab, Consulting Associate Professor at […]

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Making the Most of Medical School

What are the key skills, experiences or qualifications does a medical student need to be an ‘all-rounder’ medic and why is it important? Editor of new title Ashton Barnett-Vanes of Making the Most of Medical School: The Alternative Guide answers all in his essential guide. That all medical students whether they are embarking on their journey or have […]

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CRC Press author, Bradley Efron, awarded the International Prize in Statistics

CRC Press author, Bradley Efron, has been awarded the International Prize in Statistics. Bradley Efron is a professor of statistics and biomedical data science at Stanford University. He was awarded this prize in recognition of the “bootstrap”, a method he developed in 1977 for assessing the uncertainty of scientific results that has had extraordinary impact […]

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Adrift in today’s sea of AI

New book looks at the possibilities and perils of the digital revolution of AI The invasion of robots has long been predicted, but – according to a new book by Cambridge-trained sociologist Anthony Elliott – AI is not so much the future as a revolution already well underway, albeit one which is unfolding in complex […]

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What past game design can teach us today

20 Essential Games to Study’s purpose is to look over the past 25 years of games to discuss titles whose design deserves to be studied by anyone with an interest in game design. Author, Joshua Bycer has stated that, “I have always had an interest in game design and being able to talk about the […]

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What do gendered identities in wartime mean for femininity in armed conflict?

In her latest book, International Criminal Law and Sexual Violence against Women, Dr. Daniela Nadj discusses the prosecution of wartime sexual violence in international criminal tribunals and asks what the juridicalisation of gender-based violence signifies for women. In an era where feminism seems to have made significant strides in international law, Dr. Nadj explores the […]

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What does sustainability mean to you?

With deep thought and inspiring examples, this updated book engages readers by increasing their understanding and awareness of what sustainability means conceptually, practically, personally, and professionally. It provides readers with the tools and techniques to improve the social, environmental, and economic performance of their organizations in both the short and long term. Since sustainability is […]

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What difference does business make?

In a turbulent world of geopolitical change, declining trust in institutions, and increasing scrutiny of companies, the big question facing leaders is: what difference does business make? Lots of companies talk about social impact, but few have defined what it really means. This book sets out a more human form of capitalism with people at […]

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Author honored with membership in The Order of Canada

CRC Press is proud to announce that author Ernest Small has been honored with appointment to The Order of Canada, the highest civilian honor in Canada.  He was presented with the award by Canada’s 29th Governor-General, Julie Payette, in a ceremony held at Rideau Hall, a spectacular set of buildings and allied grounds in the […]

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BMA Awards success for CRC Press and Routledge titles

On the evening of Tuesday 4th September 2018 at the Great Hall of the British Medical Association (BMA) in London, the prestigious annual BMA Book Awards took place recognizing the outstanding contributions to medical literature by authors. The prestigious and highly-competitive awards saw CRC Press and Routledge authors success from nearly 700 resources – a […]

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What does sustainability mean to you?

With deep thought and inspiring examples, this updated book engages readers by increasing their understanding and awareness of what sustainability means conceptually, practically, personally, and professionally. It provides readers with the tools and techniques to improve the social, environmental, and economic performance of their organizations in both the short and long term. Since sustainability is […]

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Is bad information killing us?

It could very well be that bad information is killing Americans at record rates. Medical mistakes kill over 250,000 people each year in the U.S. It is the third leading cause of death overall, behind heart disease and cancer, according to a study by doctors at Johns Hopkins. The United States has the most expensive […]

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How can Blockchain transform your business?

The internet was envisaged as a decentralised global network, but in the past 25 years it has come to be controlled by a few, very powerful, centralised companies. Blockchain is a technological paradigm shift that allows secure, reliable, and direct information transfer between individuals, organisations, and things, so that we can manage, verify, and control […]

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How do you design for the circular economy?

Martin Charter is the author of the new book, Designing for the Circular Economy, which describes a world in which reuse through repair, reconditioning and refurbishment is the prevailing social and economic model. The business opportunities are huge but developing product and service offerings and achieving competitive advantage means rethinking your business model from early […]

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How to ask for help in a go-it-alone culture

Left to our own devices, we’re not very good at doing what we say we’ll do. Whether we set out to learn a new language, take up a musical instrument, get in shape or any type of pursuit, we too often give up before achieving our goal. But, according to Leo Bottary, a thought leader […]

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How can the sports industry make better use of data to engage with fans?

Sports rights owners have long been relying on a “build it and they will come” approach which relies on fan loyalty to fill stadiums, attract sponsors and increase participation at grassroots. In today’s digital age, where every fan or participant is in an “attention economy”, there needs to be a greater shift towards using data […]

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Health care insider takes a critical look at his own industry

The new book Health Care in the Next Curve: Transforming a Dysfunctional Industry, is a must-read for health care industry leaders, policy analysts, lawmakers, and consumers. “Medicare for all” will be a centerpiece issue of many campaigns in the forthcoming election cycles. There will be a renewed and highly-energized interest in health care policy direction […]

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The ultimate handbook to managing a millennial workforce

The millennial workforce has different goals and objectives than previous generations and possesses a unique perspective that is unlike any other employee group. Nevertheless, instead of incorporating a management style that is conducive to getting the best out of millennials, business leaders incorrectly attempt to manage this subset of the workforce the same way they […]

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How is the relationship between kindness and leadership important?

In a global climate of increasing complexity and uncertainty, there have been calls for a more responsible form of leadership in business and society. The relationship between kindness and leadership is therefore a topic of fundamental importance for our well-being as individuals, for the success of our organisations, and for the future of our global […]

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Did you know blockbuster franchises provide key economic ideas and principles?

Ever wondered how the key concepts of central banking can be explained through the songs from Hamilton? Or what you can learn about entrepreneurs and the role of ethics in business from Jurassic World? Or what the 80-year career of Wonder Woman can teach us about the evolving role of women in the workplace? These […]

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Every Doctor: Can Healthier Doctors Give Better Patient Care?

The New Book Every Doctor: Healthier Doctors = Healthier Patients is a must read for all doctors facing the challenging environment of medical practice. ‘With intelligence and keen insight based on extensive clinical, organisational and life experience, Drs Leanne Rowe and Michael Kidd deliver a powerful wake-up call to doctors. Writing with warmth and empathy but no […]

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Are hidden taxes affecting women?

Alara Efsun Yazıcıoğlu’s new book, The Pink Tax and the Law, aims to address the hidden tax on women’s sanitary protection products.     New York, NY – The emergence of the terms ‘pink tax’ and ‘tampon tax’ in everyday language suggests that women, who already suffer from an economic disadvantage due to the gender […]

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Harmonising the Head, Heart and Soul of Business

Imagine a world where we work 15 hours a week with greater access to leisure, pleasure and stimulation? We’ve been promised this for years, but the advent of computers has hermetically attached us to our iPods, iPads and office pods. The arrival of artificial intelligence offers us a one-time opportunity to break free of our […]

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Reading Well launches new Mental Health Booklist featuring Routledge and Guilford Press

  Reading Well launches new Mental Health Booklist featuring three Routledge and Guilford Press books Taylor & Francis Group is delighted to announce that three titles, one from Routledge and two from Guilford Press, will appear on the new Reading Well Adult Mental Health Booklist. Getting Better Bite by Bite (Second Edition), Mind Over Mood […]

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New tool to perform Polysomnographic assessments

“Truly a comprehensive collection of invaluable information and graphical illustrations about everything that is needed to perform the polysomnographic assessment. The atlas is filled with useful illustrations of actual records depicting standards for monitoring, artifacts recognition, and key findings associated with different sleep pathologies. The authors of this atlas, Drs. Ravi Gupta, S. R. Pandi-Perumal, […]