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SubStance Managing Editor interviewed for Scholastica white paper Academic Journal Management Best Practices

Our own Anita Harris, Managing Editor of SubStance, was interviewed for this informative paper, “Academic Journal Management Best Practices”.



Contemporary Literature editor gives talk at the University of Delaware

On March 23rd, John Marx, an editor of the journal Contemporary Literature, gave a talk at the University of Delaware titled “Bad English: The Culture Wars Reconsidered.” Read more here.



The Journal of Human Resources article cited in Texas “Stand Your Ground” law revision proposal

Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, cites an article from The Journal of Human Resources in his proposed revision to the Texas “Stand Your Ground” law. Read more in this article by KXAN Austin. The article cited is “Does Strengthening Self-Defense Law Deter Crime or Escalate Violence? Evidence from Expansions to Castle Doctrine” by Cheng Cheng and Mark Hoekstra, The Journal of Human Resources 2013, 48 (3): 821-854 (http://jhr.uwpress.org/content/48/3/821.abstract).



Native Plants Journal has a New Editor

Steven L. Love, new editor of Native Plants Journal.

Fifteen years ago, R. Kasten Dumroese became the founding editor-in-chief of the newly formed Native Plants Journal. With the Fall 2014 issue of NPJ, after building and serving the Journal well, R. Kasten Dumroese bade us farewell. In the Spring 2015 issue of NPJ, we welcome our new editor, Steven L. Love, of the University of Idaho Aberdeen Research & Extension Center, pictured at right. Read his first editorial here.



JHR has a New Look

The Journal of Human Resources celebrates its 50th anniversary year in 2015 with a new cover look. Check out the new JHR cover design at left.



University Press of Florida official to lead UW Press

Dennis Lloyd, deputy director of the University Press of Florida, has been selected as the new director of the University of Wisconsin Press.


Dennis Lloyd, new director for the University of Wisconsin Press
“I have been aware of the stellar reputation and cutting-edge publications of the University of Wisconsin Press for most of my career,” Lloyd says. “The ingenuity, enthusiasm, and dedication of the entire staff is impressive, and I am confident that together we will overcome the challenges that face all university presses today. I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and assuming leadership of this outstanding organization later this spring.”


Lloyd will take over from Interim Director Lea Jacobs in May, bringing with him 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, acquisitions and management at the University Press of Florida — which serves 12 of Florida’s state universities — and publishing houses at the Universities of Alabama, Kentucky and Pittsburgh. He recently chaired the Digital Committee of the Association of American University Presses.


The UW Press, a division of UW–Madison’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, has published more than 3,000 books since 1937. It boasts more than 1,400 titles in print, and publishes 11 peer-reviewed journals in the humanities, social sciences and medicine.



Journal of Human Resources cited in The Capability Approach: From Theory to Practice

The Journal of Human Resources was cited in the article “Integrating Human Capital and Human Capabilities in Understanding the Value of Education” (Chiappero-Martinetti, Enrica and Sabadash, Anna (2014): Integrating Human Capital and Human Capabilities in Understanding the Value of Education. Published in: The Capability Approach: From Theory to Practice, edited by Solava Ibrahim and Meera Tiwari (July 2014). See the cited articles “The Human Capital Approach to Black-White Earnings Inequality: Some Unsettled Questions” (http://www.jstor.org/stable/145525) and “Schooling and Economic Wellbeing: The Role of Non-Market Effects” (http://www.jstor.org/stable/145879).



Obituary for former Advisory Board member of the Journal of Human Resources

Glen G. Cain

Glen G. Cain served as Editor of The Journal of Human Resources from 1974-76 and was on the Advisory board from 1998-2014. An excerpt of his obituary is below, or see the full obituary.


After graduating from Lake Forest, Glen went to the University of California-Berkeley where he earned a master's degree in industrial relations in 1957. Then it was back to the Midwest where Glen and Ria got married and Glen began working at the Federal Reserve in downtown Chicago. But Glen decided he wanted a bigger challenge. He applied and was accepted to the University of Chicago where he earned his Ph.D. in economics in 1963, studying under Milton Friedman and other notable economists, some of whom became Nobel Prize winners. Upon graduation, Glen was offered a tenure-track position at the University of Wisconsin and moved to Madison with his wife and young son. The family would grow to three children with the addition of two daughters.


Glen left an important legacy in his chosen field. His dissertation, published in 1966, was titled Married Women in the Labor Force and described one of the most important trends in the United States economy in the post-World War II period. Glen worked closely with the UW's Institute for Research on Poverty and was a prolific writer, authoring articles, papers and chapters in books on labor economics. Some of his professional and volunteer affiliations included service on the National Commission on Employment and Unemployment Statistics; the advisory panel to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission; the board of directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research; and on Lake Forest College's board of trustees. Glen was also on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Human Resources. Glen retired from the UW in 1995, although he remained active in his research and continued to work closely with the UW graduate students he mentored and cared so much about in the economics program.



Ecological Restoration cited in Nature World News article

The ER article “Restoring Native Perennial Grasses by Changing Grazing Practices in Central Coastal California” (by Carlene Henneman, Ecological Restoration, December 1, 2014, vol. 32 no. 4, p. 352-354, doi: 10.3368/er.32.4.352, http://er.uwpress.org/content/32/4/352?etoc) was recently cited in the Nature World News article “Let the Grass Rest! Battling Invasive Plants” (By Brian Stallard, Dec 05, 2014 04:04 PM EST http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/10937/20141205/grass-rest-battling-invasive-plants.htm).



Ecological Restoration’s Managing Editor interviewed by BBC

BBC image of urban environment


Myla Arnoson's work on biodiversity in urban environments appears in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, and is cited in the BBC article “Study shows urbanisation's impact on biodiversity” (By Mark Kinver, 11 February 2014, Last updated at 20:03 ET, http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26140827). Congratulations, Myla!

Read the Proceedings B article here.



The Journal of Human Resources Retirement Article Attracts Interest

The JHR article “The Health Consequences of Retirement” (by Michael Insler, The Journal of Human Resources, Winter 2014, vol. 49 no. 1, p. 195-233, http://jhr.uwpress.org/content/49/1/195.abstract) has been cited in many news articles recently, including Forbes.com.

•“Retirement: It Just Might Be Good For Your Health” (By Rita Rubin, Next Avenue Contributor, Forbes.com, 2/25/2014 @ 5:47PM, http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2014/02/25/retirement-it-just-might-be-good-for-your-health/)

• "Retirement good for your health, study finds” (by AFP Relaxnews, thesundaily.my, Posted on 16 March 2014 - 03:50am, http://www.thesundaily.my/news/986770)
• “Does retirement help or hurt your health?” (MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014, 11:12 AM, http://nydn.us/1cQGEXC)

• “Retirement is good for your health, new study finds” (Published Saturday, March 15, 2014 2:53PM EDT, http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/retirement-is-good-for-your-health-new-study-finds-1.1730738)
• “Retirement good for your health” (March 18, 2014, http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/leisure/2014/03/18/retirement-good-for-your-health/)
• “Retirement is good for your health: Research” (March 19, 21:53, http://med.news.am/eng/news/1211/retirement-is-good-for-your-health-research.html)



Ecological Restoration gets a new look

Ecological Restoration

If you haven't seen it yet, take a look at the new cover for Ecological Restoration. We're excited by the opportunity to showcase beautiful, big photos on the cover. Like the one at the left, featuring Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada.

Full caption:
The application of demographic characteristics to select introduced populations for eradication is a simple yet meaningful step in restoration. Queenie Gray and colleagues ranked high-elevation lakes in Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada, for trout eradication using trout demographic characteristics that may render these populations more susceptible to depletion and ultimately extinction. This research provides insight into the characteristics of introduced salmonid populations and facilitates restoration by offering a science-based system of prioritizing impacted mountain lake ecosystems. Photo Credit: Ryan Peruniak.


See the TOC here, or read the editorial “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?” (free to all).



Landscape Journal’s editorial office moves to University of GA

University of GA College of Environment and Design

Landscape Journal has a new editorial team, and got a nice write-up in the University of Georgia’s The Red and Black:

Landscape Journal, has chosen a new location to house its editorial offices the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design.

Read the full article here.




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