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Defending Against Plagiarism

By | June 1, 2013

Publishers need to be proactive about detecting and deterring copied text.


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Bring On the Transparency Index

By | August 1, 2012

Grading journals on how well they share information with readers will help deliver accountability to an industry that often lacks it.


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Predatory Publishing

By | August 1, 2012

Overzealous open-access advocates are creating an exploitative environment, threatening the credibility of scholarly publishing.


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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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Food for Thought

By | June 1, 2012

Plant research remains grossly underfunded, despite the demand for increased crop production to support a growing population.


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Reading Into the Future

By | April 1, 2012

Will traditional scientific journals follow newspapers into oblivion?


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Hard and Harder

By | June 5, 2011

The path to eradicating malaria in Africa involves much more than just a vaccine.


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Another Revolution Needed?

By | March 1, 2011

Counting the many plagues that threaten research in the Middle East and North Africa region

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