A perfect storm: are environmental factors fuelling herbicide resistance?

Sobering global survey data shows weeds have evolved resistance to 167 herbicides spanning 23 of 26 known sites of action. Now scientists writing in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management say climate change and elevated levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) may be contributing to the development of herbicide resistance.…


Round up of #RCPsychIC

We were delighted to welcome delegates to our Cambridge University Press/RCPsych Publishing stand during Congress where they were able to explore our impressive portfolio of books and journals and meet the Journal Editors-in-Chief and Managing Editors during “Meet the Editor” sessions.


How bot flies affect mouse opossums, and how climate change can make it worse

The latest Paper of the Month for Parasitology is ‘The impact of botfly parasitism on the health of the gracile mouse opossum (Gracilinanus agilis) by Emerson Vieira Two of the researchers associated with my lab, Priscilla L. Zangrandi, a PhD student at that time, and André F.


Bringing social divides and organization back into the discussion of populism: the Justice and Development Party in Turkey

Bringing social divides and organization back into the discussion of populism: the Justice and Development Party in Turkey.


Will Gene Sequencing Lead to New Weed Control Strategies?

Palmer amaranth and waterhemp are two troublesome amaranthus species weeds that are resistant to multiple herbicides. They also have unique reproductive features.…


Q&A with Wireless Power Transfer Handling Editors

Wireless Power Transfer has welcomed new Executive Editors Patrick Hu, University of Auckland, New Zealand and Naoki Shinohara, Kyoto University, Japan as well as editorial board members Alessandra Costanzo, University of Bologna, Italy and Chunhua Liu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong to the journal.…


Government and the food and drink industry: an unhealthy relationship

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight ‘Seven-year itch: The UK Government’s difficult relationship with the food and drink industry since ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People: A call to action on obesity in England (2011)’ Authors Stuart W. Flint, Emily J. Oliver discuss their research below.


Do emojis pose a threat to the future of language?

Any headline that includes a yes/no question can usually be answered with an emphatic ‘no’. This is known as Betteridge’s law.…


Malthusian Moments – a special issue from The Historical Journal

This special issue offers a series of essays focused on variously pivotal Malthusian ‘moments’, showing the extent to which Malthus remains a living presence in debates about demography and the industrial revolution, as well as the history and reception of political theory, particularly radical forms of egalitarianism.


Fish’s Clinical Psychopathology

In 2005, I received a phone call from Patricia Casey, Professor (now Emeritus) of Psychiatry at University College Dublin. Would I be interested in working on a new edition of Fish’s Clinical Psychopathology with her? I stood up at once - the gravity of the occasion clearly required this - and I answered with the most emphatic Yes that I have ever uttered (apart from my wedding vows, of course). Certainly, I would revise Fish with her. Could we start today?


Using social media to learn other languages: The potentials and pitfalls

With the growth of the Internet and social media, learning another language is no longer something we do only through books, in school, or on holiday abroad, but informally and often autonomously, apart from the guidance (or hindrance) of a teacher.…


Innovation in Librarianship Award – 2019

The role of librarians has evolved so much over the years. Maybe they used to just shelve and help student’s find books, but these days a librarian needs to be involved with everything that goes into, and out of a library.…