New journal

Image: USDHHS, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Image: USDHHS, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

A timely boost to much of the research showcased in the previous items  – about the UKPSF’s conference earlier in 2012 – should come from BioMed Central’s newly launched Agriculture & Food Security, a peer-reviewed, open access journal that addresses the challenge of global food security. In keeping with the multi-disciplinary approaches such issues need, Agriculture & Food Security will publish ‘cutting-edge contributions across the breadth of relevant academic disciplines, including agricultural, ecological, environmental, nutritional, and socio-economic sciences, public health and policy’.

About Nigel Chaffey

Nigel is a botanist and full-time academic at Bath Spa University (Bath, near Bristol, UK). As News Editor for the Annals of Botany he contributes the monthly Plant Cuttings column to that august international botanical organ. His main goal is to inform (hopefully, in an amusing, educational, and entertaining way...) about plants and plant-people interactions.