Danish Suicide Prevention Clinics prevent more than deaths by suicide

This post was written by Johannes Birkbak and Annette Erlangsen. A new Danish study finds that psychosocial therapy for suicide prevention does more than preventing deaths by suicide.…


Watching the 2016 presidential debates

Watching the 2016 presidential debates Patrick A. Stewart, Ph.D. (pastewar@uark.edu)   If a picture is worth a thousand words, volumes will be spoken during the upcoming televised U.S.…


How does our brain select what to focus on during high stake moments?

What happens to your cognitive processes when your arousal levels increase? Quite often, the effects are striking, but mixed. For instance, seeing an arousing object such as a gun tends to enhance memory for that object but impair memory for everything around it.…


The importance of sharing review data: helping the workload of peer reviewers

Quality reviews are critical for peer review.   As a co-editor of Political Analysis, I ask a lot from our reviewers, in particular that they read and evaluate complex statistical, mathematical, and computational research.  In many of our submissions, authors provide computer code, with detailed supplementary materials, and reviewers need to examine those materials.  Political Analysis reviewers are excellent.…


Lettuce Learn: Studying Nutrition Influences BMI of Female Students

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for September is from the Journal of Nutritional Science and is entitled 'Majoring in nutrition influences BMI of female college students' by Mee Young Hong, Tahirih L. Shepanski, and Jaclyn B. Gaylis.


Peer review in the open-access humanities

Among the biggest consternations around the idea of open access (OA) – that is, that research work be made openly available for anybody to read and re-use without paying – has been peer review.  Many academics feared that the strict standards of peer review that have governed academic publishing for some time would evaporate, particularly in gold models of OA where the author’s institution pays a fee and there is a seeming incentive for publishers to take on more work.…


Matt Day, Head of Open Access, shares his thoughts on the importance of the peer review process for open access content

What effect does Open Access have on peer-review? We ask Cambridge Head of Open Access and Data Publishing Matt Day.   Matt, are all Cambridge Open Access publications peer-reviewed?


Tectonic evolution and understanding fold-and-thrust belts

In this blog Guest Editor Professor Olivier Lacombe discusses the latest thematic issue from Geological Magazine on Tectonic evolution and mechanics of basement-involved fold-and-thrust belts.…