Retractions are on the rise. But reams of flawed research papers persist in the scientific literature. Is it time to change the way papers are published?
February 1, 2016|
February 2016's selection of notable quotes
February 25, 2014|
US scientists are more likely to coauthor papers with researchers of similar ethnicity to themselves, but manuscripts with a more diverse list of authors have greater impact, a study shows.
February 24, 2014|
Scientists must find a way to estimate the seemingly immeasurable impact of their research efforts.
December 16, 2013|
Panelists and attendees at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting considered the future of peer review and journal impact factors.
July 19, 2013|
Bias in preclinical research; medical marijuana for kids; a swath of microbial genomes; plastic ocean habitats; rethinking scientific evaluation
July 16, 2013|
Asymmetry in the Research Excellence Framework in the U.K. is a threat to basic medical sciences within British medical schools.
July 15, 2013|
The number of retracted scientific papers has increased sharply over the past decade, while the time from publication to retraction has decreased.
June 21, 2013|
A record 66 journals have been banned from this year’s impact-factor list for citation foulplay.
May 24, 2013|
Journals plagiarizing journals; new immune cells combat diabetes; TB-killing vitamin C; analog cell computers; real time fish memory; ant-pitcher plant mutualism
May 20, 2013|
A declaration asks the scientific community to put less weight on the metric, widely used to evaluate journals’ prestige.