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Elsevier Hacked, Papers Retracted

By | December 12, 2012

Fake peer reviews were submitted to Elsevier due to a glitch in the publisher's security system, resulting in the retraction of 11 papers.

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NIH To Enforce OA Policy

By | November 20, 2012

The National Institutes of Health will get tough on grantees who fail to comply with its open-access funding rule.

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Do Innocent Errors Cause Most Retractions?

By | November 2, 2012

Contrary to previous studies, a new publication finds that most retractions from scholarly literature are not due to misconduct.  

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Retraction Backlash

By | November 1, 2012

Retracting a paper from the scientific literature can lead to fewer citations for related studies.  

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Publishing’s Gender Gap

By | October 23, 2012

Female scholars are gaining ground in publishing, but cluster in sub-disciplines and tend not to be listed as first or last authors.

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The Benefits of Rejection

By | October 11, 2012

A survey of the prepublication histories of papers reveals that manuscripts that are rejected then resubmitted are cited more often.

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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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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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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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