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CRISPR Used in Human Embryos to Probe Gene Function

By | September 20, 2017

OCT4 is necessary for blastocyst formation in the human embryo, researchers report.

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Publishers’ Legal Action Advances Against Sci-Hub

By | September 19, 2017

The pirate site plans to ignore the lawsuits from Elsevier and the American Chemical Society.

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A study of a simple marine animal suggests that the common ancestor of cnidarians and bilaterians may have had three germ layers instead of two.

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Opinion: Understanding and Coping With Rising Publication Costs

By | September 1, 2017

As article processing charges top $5,000 at some research journals, authors and institutions have means of negotiating better deals or finding less expensive options.

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Opinion: We Need a Replacement for Beall’s List

By , , , , and | August 15, 2017

Although the popular blacklist of predatory publishers is gone, the suspect journals they produce are not. 

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Open Access On the Rise: Study

By | August 7, 2017

The Scientist sat down with one of the authors of a recent analysis that quantifies the increasing incursion of open-access content into the world of scholarly publishing.

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These institutions join around 60 others that hope to put increasing pressure on the publishing giant in ongoing negotiations for a new nationwide licensing agreement.

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On Blacklists and Whitelists

By | July 17, 2017

Experts debate how best to point researchers to reputable publishers and steer them away from predatory ones.

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Identifying Predatory Publishers

By | July 17, 2017

How to tell reputable journals from shady ones

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Authors Peeved by APA’s Article Takedown Pilot

By | June 15, 2017

In an effort to crack down on unauthorized postings of journal articles, the American Psychological Association is policing the Internet for scientists sharing their own work. 

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