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Friday, 24 June 2016

Biosemiotics Impact Factor for 2015

Thomson Reuters has recently announced 2015 Impact Factors. The Impact Factor for Biosemiotics, for which I am one of three Editors-in-Chief, was 0.391, a decline from the two previous years and especially from 2014 (0.593).

Article "Justifying Moral Standing by Biosemiotic Particularism" finished

I have just, along with co-author Jonathan Beever, finished the article "Justifying Moral Standing by Biosemiotic Particularism", for our special issue of Zeitschrift für Semiotik on biosemiotic ethics. Currently some 9.500 words.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

ISBS announcement of Biosemiotic Achievement Award for 2015

An announcement of the Biosemiotic Achievement Award for 2015 has been posted on the homepage of the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies.

Excerpts:
This year, the Selection Committee – Don Favareau (ISBS), Karel Kleisner (Biosemiotics), Izabela Witkowska (Springer) – arrived at its decision to bestow the award on Lynn Chiu and Scott F. Gilbert’s ‘The Birth of the Holobiont: Multi-species Birthing Through Mutual Scaffolding and Niche Construction (published in the August 2015 issue of Biosemiotics, Vol 8 (2): 191–210). 
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The ISBS in conjunction with Springer Publishing congratulates Lynn Chiu and Scott Gilbert as the recipients of the first Annual Biosemiotics Achievement Award, who are awarded a book voucher from Springer Publishers worth EUR 250, and an electronic subscription to Biosemiotics for 1 year.

Paper "Synchronicity in human perception of animals" presented at IVSA 2016

I have just presented my paper "Synchronicity in human perception of animals" at IVSA 2016, the annual conference of the International Visual Sociology Association (Lillehammer June 22-24th). Some 12 people were present.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

To grade MA exam papers in health studies course on philosophy of science and ethics

I have agreed to do some of the grading of exam papers in MHV140, a master course on philosophy of science and ethics, for University of Stavanger´s Department of health studies, this autumn.