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New Impact Factors Released

By | July 6, 2012

Thomson Reuters has published the most current citation statistics for scientific journals, and the rankings hold a few surprises.

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A Little Help from My Friends

By | July 1, 2012

How to get the most out of your collaboration with bioinformaticians


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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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UK to Enforce Paper Sharing

By | June 29, 2012

The United Kingdom's Wellcome Trust announces that it will begin sanctioning researchers who do not submit manuscripts to the public UK PubMed Central database.


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UK Gov’t Supports Open Access Plan

By | June 19, 2012

The UK government releases its recommendation that open access be “the main vehicle for the publication of research,” though it warns of the costs that could entail.


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To Advocate or Not?

By | June 18, 2012

A journal editor is let go because she resisted advocacy statements in the published literature, prompting several board members to quit in her defense.


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The Publishing Buffet

By | June 13, 2012

An open-access journal with an all-you-can-publish fee structure announces its launch.


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Obama to Weigh Open Access

By | May 24, 2012

A petition asking for online, readable publication of all government-funded research is making its way to the White House.


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Overhauling Industry-Sponsored Studies

By | May 23, 2012

Major pharmaceutical companies have agreed to a handful of recommendations aimed at increasing the transparency of clinical trials they fund.

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Misconduct on the Rise

By | May 21, 2012

Retractions of scientific studies due to plagiarism, falsification, and other instances of researchers behaving badly have skyrocketed in the past decade.


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