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Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Volume 12, Supplement 1, 2015

Special Issue: State of the Science of Occupational Exposure Limit Methods and Guidance

Table of Contents  |   Volume 12, Supplement 1, 2015

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[Feature] How to hijack a journal

Science 20 November 2015:   Vol. 350 no. 6263 pp. 903-905
DOI: 10.1126/science.350.6263.903

According to a tip sent to Science, fraudsters are snatching entire Web addresses, known as Internet domains, right out from under academic publishers, erecting fake versions of their sites, and hijacking their journals, along with their Web traffic. Website spoofing has been around since the rise of Internet search engines, but it’s only in the past few years that scholarly journals have been targeted. The usual method is to build a convincing version of a website at a similar address— rather than—and then drive Web traffic to the fake site. But snatching the official domain is an insidious twist: Unsuspecting visitors who log into the hijacked journal sites might give away passwords or money as they try to pay subscriptions or article processing fees. Science‘s investigation confirmed that this scam is real, identifying 24 recently snatched journal domains, and revealed how the hijackers are likely doing it—the author even snatched the domain of a journal for a day to show how easy the method is. “Other businesses invest heavily in cybersecurity, and scholarly journals will necessarily need to follow,” warns Phil Davis, a former university librarian who is now a consultant in the scholarly publishing industry. “There is a lot more than just money at stake. Reputations and trust are on the line.”

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Clinics in Laboratory Medicine – Volume 35, Issue 4, December 2015

Tickborne Borrelia Infections

Table of Contents  |   Volume 35, Issue 4, Pages 723-900 (December 2015)

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Journal of Clinical Microbiology – Early edition articles – 18 November 2015





The Lancet Infectious Diseases – Contents Pages

Table of Contents  |   Volume 15, Issue 12, Pages 1361-1498 (December 2015)

Family Matters in Bereavement: Toward an Integrative Intra-Interpersonal Coping Model

Perspectives on Psychological Science November 2015 vol. 10 no. 6 873-879;  doi: 10.1177/1745691615598517

The death of a loved one can be heartbreaking for those left behind, and indeed, bereavement is associated not only with adverse health effects but also a higher risk of dying oneself. Not surprisingly, its consequences have been the subject of much psychological enquiry, with a major interest in shedding light on how one adapts, who is most at risk, and why. Often the focus is on the bereaved individual, yet people do not typically grieve in isolation; most do so with family members who have likewise experienced the loss. Family dynamics affect personal grief and vice versa. What is more, family concerns, such as reduced finances, legal consequences, and changed family relationships, have to be dealt with. While the latter stressful aspects have been investigated, there is still a huge gap between the individual and family approaches. To move them closer together, we propose a family-level extension of our Dual Process Model, showing how the whole may actually be more—and more accurate—than the sum of the two parts.

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Why and how to compensate living organ donors: ethical implications of the new Australian scheme.

Bioethics. 2015 May;29(4):283-90. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12088

The Australian Federal Government has announced a two-year trial scheme to compensate living organ donors. The compensation will be the equivalent of six weeks paid leave at the rate of the national minimum wage. In this article I analyse the ethics of compensating living organ donors taking the Australian scheme as a reference point. Considering the long waiting lists for organ transplantations and the related costs on the healthcare system of treating patients waiting for an organ, the 1.3 million AUD the Australian Government has committed might represent a very worthwhile investment. I argue that a scheme like the Australian one is sufficiently well designed to avoid all the ethical problems traditionally associated with attaching a monetary value to the human body or to parts of it, namely commodification, inducement, exploitation, and equality issues. Therefore, I suggest that the Australian scheme, if cost-effective, should represent a model for other countries to follow. Nonetheless, although I endorse this scheme, I will also argue that this kind of scheme raises issues of justice in regard to the distribution of organs. Thus, I propose that other policies would be needed to supplement the scheme in order to guarantee not only a higher number of organs available, but also a fair distribution

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