Making gratis greener

In 2020 Cambridge reviewed our policy of providing print copies to Editorial Board members of Cambridge-owned journals. In our Q&A with Ella Colvin , Director of Publishing – Journals, reflects on this project and our plans for a greener future.

Dispersion of adeleid oocysts by vertebrates in Gran Canaria, Spain

When we think of parasites often our first thoughts are of six or eight-legged creatures crawling on our skin, or white spaghetti-like worms coming from our beloved pet’s rear end. However, there is a whole world beyond the eye, which comprises very small, generally single-cell organisms, known as protozoans.

Conversations with Authors: Gender and Party Discipline in African Legislatures

In this Conversation with Authors, we spoke with Amanda Clayton and Pär Zetterberg, the authors of the APSR open access article “Gender and Party Discipline: Evidence from Africa’s Emerging Party Systems.”…

Survivor guilt: A cognitive approach

The November BABCP Article of the Month is from the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (tCBT) and is entitled “Survivor guilt: a cognitive approach” by Hannah Murray, Yasmin Pethania and Evelina Medin The first client I saw with survivor guilt was a military veteran who had swapped patrols with a fellow soldier, only for his friend to be killed in an explosion.…

What exactly do we mean by the term ‘problem solving’?

Just like creativity, problem solving is a key skill required across all sectors and at all levels. However, while the word ‘creativity’ can seem to refer to a very broad range of meanings, the term ‘problem solving’ can, in contrast, seem overly narrow.

From the Tiber to the Euphrates: Roman Studies in 2021

The Journal of Roman Studies has now lasted sixteen years longer than the Julio-Claudian dynasty, and is showing no particular signs of incipient senectitude.…

Horseweed: A Persistent & Unpredictable Foe for Soybean Growers

Horseweed is one of the most common and troublesome weeds in soybeans – able to cause significant yield losses when left uncontrolled. That’s not surprising when you consider a single horseweed plant can produce up to 200,000 feather-light seeds that can be easily spread across vast distances.

How does UK national end of life policy impact on care and experience at the patient level?

Life expectancy in the UK between 1921 and 2021 has risen by 22 years in both men and women. Yet the quest to extend life ever further continues with Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, reportedly investing in a start-up which is trying to reverse the ageing process.…

Global effort needed to evaluate and compare individual protected areas

The world is now seeking to unite to tackle climate change through the COP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland, and biodiversity loss through the COP 15 in Kunming, China. These global environmental problems are tightly intertwined, particularly through tropical deforestation which acutely threatens both the biosphere and the atmosphere.

Gender Representation and Equal Opportunity in Pakistan’s Corporate Boards of Directors

Women’s human rights continue to be restricted when it comes to equal access to leadership opportunities. Although there has been a global increase in women’s representation on corporate boardrooms, the number of women leading boardrooms across the globe still remains low.…

Journal of Functional Programming moving to Open Access

As the year winds down, the Journal of Functional Programming gets ready to open a new chapter. From January, every article in JFP will be available under Gold Open Access.…

Stress and diet interact to change our brain’s response to the foods we eat

After a long, hard day - taking care of the kids, going to work or school, keeping up the house - would you rather sit down for a snack or to a large, satisfying meal? When we eat, our bodies receive necessary fuel, but food does more than provide nutrients. Food is a natural reward that makes us feel good, and there is a greater variety of foods available now than ever before. However, stress from day-to-day life and internal stressors interact with what we choose to eat. Within this context, we can explore how acute or chronic stress alter food intake behaviours that may contribute to the increasing prevalence of obesity worldwide.