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Elsevier Signs Up to Transparency Guidelines

By | September 5, 2017

The publisher will ask its journal editors to adopt widely accepted standards on transparency and openness in scientific communication.

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Peer-Review Fraud Scheme Uncovered in China

By | July 31, 2017

The Chinese government finds almost 500 researchers guilty of misconduct in relation to a recent spate of retractions from a cancer journal.

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A cardiovascular surgeon’s research was rejected for publication because it referenced evolutionary theory, Turkish outlets report, while the university at the center of the tumult claims the story is false. 

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A new screening tool flags dozens of papers with potential errors.

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Nature Journals to Authors: Get Hip to ORCID

By | April 30, 2017

Researchers submitting manuscripts to the Nature family of journals, as well as other Springer titles need to register for a unique author identifier.

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PubMed-Indexed Abstracts to Include COI Statements

By | April 19, 2017

Expressions of concern will also be linked in study summaries. 

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In a preprint, a PhD student examines freely available SciHub usage data.

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image: TS Picks: April 7, 2017

TS Picks: April 7, 2017

By | April 7, 2017

Consortium pushes for open citation data; Gates Foundation launches open-access publishing platform; Cell Press lifts the veil on papers under consideration; an online widget circumvents some paywalls

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SCOPUS Dumps OMICS Journals

By | March 29, 2017

A database of scientific journal titles has removed several OMICS titles for “publication concerns.”

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image: Qualities Tied to Potential Scientific Bias

Qualities Tied to Potential Scientific Bias

By | March 21, 2017

Overestimation of effect sizes in meta-analyses is linked with early-career status, small collaborations, or misconduct records, according to a study.

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