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image: Some Study Authors “Unfeasibly Prolific”

Some Study Authors “Unfeasibly Prolific”

By | August 19, 2015

A literature scan finds a fraction of researchers who pump out dozens of publications each year.

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image: Opinion: Senior Scientists Should Be Writing

Opinion: Senior Scientists Should Be Writing

By | April 7, 2015

Three reasons why authorship matters, even—perhaps especially—to established scholars

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image: PubPeer Threatened with Legal Action

PubPeer Threatened with Legal Action

By | August 19, 2014

The moderators of the post-publication peer review forum say they could be facing their first legal case.

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image: Opinion: Authorship 2.0

Opinion: Authorship 2.0

By | November 19, 2013

Reconsidering scientific contributions in the digital age.

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image: Week in Review: October 14–18

Week in Review: October 14–18

By | October 18, 2013

Ancient mosquito fossilized with blood meal; waste in academic research; the ethics of guest authorship; US government shutdown ends

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image: Opinion: Honorary Authorship Is Antiquated Etiquette

Opinion: Honorary Authorship Is Antiquated Etiquette

By | October 16, 2013

Though the practice may be well-intentioned, naming courtesy authors can hurt science and scientists.

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image: So You Want to Write a Book?

So You Want to Write a Book?

By | October 1, 2012

Advice on authoring a textbook, popular nonfiction, or even a novel

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image: All’s Not Fair in Science and Publishing

All’s Not Fair in Science and Publishing

By | July 1, 2012

False credit for scientific discoveries threatens the success and pace of research.

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image: Opinion: Ghost Writing is Fraudulent

Opinion: Ghost Writing is Fraudulent

By | November 2, 2011

A legal remedy is needed to curb unethical “guest authorship” in medical journals.

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