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ePress to Publish a Biosecurity Research Series

Published: Wed 13 May 2015 01:06 PM
ePress to Publish a Multi-Disciplinary, Multi-Format Biosecurity Research Series,
a First for Unitec And Biosecurity
13th May, 2015, Auckland - With the controversy surrounding the appearance of the Queensland fruit fly in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn, Perspectives in Biosecurity editors Dan Blanchon and Mel Galbraith feel their new publication could not be timelier. The forthcoming research series, due for release at Unitec’s in-house online publisher ePress in 2015, is a multi-disciplinary digital series of research outputs covering all aspects of the field of biosecurity. The work will be authored primarily by staff, students, graduates, associates, and collaborators of Unitec, addressing biosecurity issues and, occasionally, fruit flies.
Though the cover features a fly in sharp focus it is an Australian tachinid fly Trigonospila brevifacies, and was selected for the stunning imagery, which the editors believe sums up the series essence. ‘Biosecurity embraces many disciplines,’ explains Blanchon ‘there is a great deal of creative and engaging research happening and we wanted to provide a platform that brings together the diverse strands that make up the discipline as well as capturing and supporting the innovative outputs along with the more traditional.’
The research series is a first for both Unitec and the field of biosecurity due to the multi-disciplinary and multi-format nature, ’there is nothing like it in our field that we are aware of’ states Galbraith. ePress, however, has worked with several styles of publications including eMedia, such as The Moveable Feast Teach Collective by Sue Jowsey or Paul Woodruffes’ Rosebank: Cabbages, Horses and Science, and are accomplished producers of academic series including research reports, working papers, and discussion papers such as Garry Cruickshanks’ recent publication The Participation of Women Employed in Traditionally Male Dominated Occupations including Plumbing: 1975-2013.
Enquires from potential authors are welcomed by both series editors, who are currently working on the first selection of papers to publish under the series banner in 2015, including an eMedia webmap of the Queensland fruit fly’s geographical journey. For more information on Perspectives in Biosecurity Research Series, the series editors or on how you can contribute visit: www.unitec.ac.nz/epress/
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