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American Society of Parasitologists relaunches Journal of Parasitology with eliminated page charges
- 10 Sep 2018

The American Society of Parasitologists (ASP) has eliminated page charges for members publishing in the society's journal, The Journal of Parasitology (JP). Beginning in January 2019, ASP will relaunch the journal for its second century of publication with a complete revision of its policies, charges, and distribution. 2019 will also bring a new publishing workflow that features continuous online publication and a reduction in the number of printed issues.

As the official journal of ASP, JP now states in its instructions to authors: 'There are no page charges when the corresponding author is a member of ASP at the time of publication.' Non-member authors will pay $75 per page, but are encouraged to become members of the society. Membership is available at various levels and with one-year and three-year options. With more than 700 members worldwide from industry, government, and academia, ASP is dedicated to the study and teaching of parasitology.

Articles will be posted online in their final, edited version. Systematic and taxonomic papers will thus comply with the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature so that new species names will be valid as soon as the articles are posted online. While the journal will continue to publish six online issues per year, print subscribers will receive the entire print volume in one mailing at the end of the year.

For more than a century, JP has published basic and applied research in the field of parasitology. In addition to taxonomic papers that name and describe new species, the journal also publishes the latest research in ecology, immunology, parasite life cycles, molecular biology, host-parasite interactions, and other disciplines.

The journal is published by ASP in conjunction with Allen Press, Inc., an industry leader in scholarly publishing services and management.

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Frontiers in Forests and Global Change launches three new Specialty Sections
- 10 Sep 2018

Frontiers in Forests and Global Change has announced the launch of three new Specialty Sections. The new sections: Forest Soils led by Stephan Hättenschwiler and Frank Hagedorn; Forest Hydrology led by Steven McNulty and Kevin McGuire; and Forest Disturbance led by John Healey and Aaron Shiels are now open for submissions.

Forest Soils aims to further study all aspects of its namesake, from seasonal and daily fluctuations to timescales involving the millennia of geology that shaped the soils of the forests. Forest soils are a fundamental aspect of forest science, linked with biological processes driven by the astounding biodiversity in forests. Led by Stephan Hättenschwiler and Frank Hagedorn, this section aims to bring together many scientific disciplines to further investigate the processes of soil physics, chemistry, biogeochemistry, biology, and ecology.

Linking neatly with this section is Forest Hydrology, which will focus on the interplay between the world's forests and the hydrological processes that are inextricably intertwined with them. With drought and flooding becoming an increasingly pressing concern in many countries, it is more vital than ever to understand the way forests interact with the water cycle. Led by Steven McNulty and Kevin McGuire, this section welcomes contributions addressing hydrological processes that examine water distribution, storage, and fluxes in forests; factors that affect the quality and yield of water from forests.

Designed to complement the extant Fire and Forests section is the third addition, Forest Disturbance. Forests are dynamic ecosystems, with complex patterns of change, many of which are inextricably linked to disturbance. Given the impact of climate change and human activity on these diverse sources of disturbance, this is a critical time for forest disturbance research. Led by John Healey and Aaron Shiels, this section especially welcomes research that provides mechanistic understandings of responses to disturbance by forest biota, ecosystem processes, and forest dynamics.

The new sections are aimed at addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals on Responsible Production and Consumption, Life on Land, and Climate Action, amongst others. Now open for submissions, these sections will stimulate scientific communication in important areas of sustainability.

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SAGE Publishing releases The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders
- 10 Sep 2018

Academic publisher SAGE Publishing has announced the release of The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders.

Compiled by leading psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists, this four-volume set takes an interdisciplinary approach, covering sociocultural viewpoints, policy implications, educational applications, and ethical issues.

The publication is aimed at students who are taking courses or conducting research in the fields of clinical psychology, child development, health sciences, nursing, education, human development, and family studies. The included Reader's Guide helps students navigate through more than 500 entries by organising related articles thematically.

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Microbiology Society launches new Open Science journal, Access Microbiology
- 07 Sep 2018

The Microbiology Society has announced the launch of their new Open Science journal, Access Microbiology. The journal introduces a new service to members of the community allowing the publication of replication studies, negative or null results, research proposals, data management plans, additions to established methods, and interdisciplinary work.

Too many of these valuable research outputs have been lost because they are not seen as 'high impact', creating a situation in which research is re-done in multiple labs for no gain. Access Microbiology aims to reduce this kind of research waste, so the publication criteria are based on methodological rigour rather than novelty, and the journal is completely Open Access. To further support this goal, they encourage authors to make their data and methods available through initiatives such as figshare and protocols.io, respectively.

The journal covers: the full spectrum of microscopic life forms, from bacteria and viruses to fungi, protists, archaea, and algae; all approaches, from computational, biotechnology, and laboratory work, to environmental, clinical, and veterinary studies; and various article types including Research articles, Short communications, Methods, and Cases.

Simultaneous with the launch of Access Microbiology they are closing submissions for the standalone journal for medical microbiology case reports. The Society is committed to ensuring long-term financial sustainability across all activities, and they are closing JMM Case Reports only because Access Microbiology offers an alternative, sustainable, means of publishing case reports. The journal and every article they have published in it will remain available on the Society's journal website, www.microbiologyresearch.org. Everything is also stored for long-term preservation in both Portico and CLOCKSS.

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IOP Publishing launches Environmental Research Communications to its journal portfolio
- 07 Sep 2018

IOP Publishing has launched Environmental Research Communications (ERC) as the newest addition to its journal portfolio.

ERC is an inclusive open access journal for the rapid publication of high-quality research in all areas of environmental science.

The journal does not make a subjective assessment on the potential future significance of papers. Instead, it provides authors with a rapid platform for communicating research that meets high standards of scientific validity and rigour. All types of results can be published, including negative results, null results and replication studies, provided they contribute to advancing knowledge in their field.

ERC will be guided by a senior editorial advisory panel, working closely with the in-house editorial team to ensure that the journal meets its aim of high quality peer review, rapid publication and inclusive coverage of all environmental research. As leaders in their fields, they provide final arbitration for scientific disputes, and advice on emerging subjects.

The senior editorial advisory panel comprises: Qingyun Duan, Beijing Normal University; Weijun Gao, Kitakyushu University; Pavel Groisman, North Carolina State University; Rosamond Naylor, Stanford University; Paul Palmer, University of Edinburgh; G Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, University of Alberta; and Wilfried Winiwarter, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

ERC is now open for submissions. As an open access title, ERC will be permanently free to read for anyone. The first issue of the journal is expected to publish in December 2018.

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