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Scientists Review Own Papers

By | October 3, 2012

In the latest effort to boost publication records, researchers are writing positive peer reviews for their work under other scientists’ names.

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Evolving Dependence

By | September 27, 2012

Scientists unravel the confusing molecular biology behind a fruit fly’s reliance on a single type of cactus.

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Pay-per-Article and Save

By | September 27, 2012

In a pilot program at the University of Utah, the library pays for readers to rent or buy research individual articles, avoiding expensive journal subscriptions.

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Agriculture-Ecology Initiative Announced

By | September 18, 2012

The US Department of Agriculture announces a partnership of 10 study sites to help promote long-term research.

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University Library Ditches ACS

By | September 18, 2012

In protest against high-priced journal packages, the library at SUNY Potsdam will end its subscription to American Chemical Society online journal package.

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Scientists "Spin" Results

By | September 13, 2012

A new study of the scientific literature finds that researchers are guilty of overemphasizing the benefits of medical treatments.

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Predicting Publishing Futures

By | September 12, 2012

Researchers measure scientific output to determine if past success predicts future productivity.

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A Funding Reboot

By | September 5, 2012

Scientists ask the NSF to reconsider a granting mechanism they say could hurt junior faculty.

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Tracking Research Productivity

By | September 4, 2012

Thomson Reuters teams up with several North American universities to use a customized evaluation tool that analyses research impact on an institutional level.

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Dogs Improve Beach Sanitation

By | September 4, 2012

Canines that chase away seagulls have been helping to reduce the amount of bird droppings, which can carry disease and lead to beach closures.

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