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image: Scientists Take Aim at Impact Factor

Scientists Take Aim at Impact Factor

By | May 20, 2013

A declaration asks the scientific community to put less weight on the metric, widely used to evaluate journals’ prestige.

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image: Scientists Celebrate UK Libel Reform

Scientists Celebrate UK Libel Reform

By | April 29, 2013

New libel laws for England and Wales should help protect scientific debate, but campaigners worry that legal costs remain a threat.

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image: Nature Announces Reproducibility Initiative

Nature Announces Reproducibility Initiative

By | April 25, 2013

The journal is sharpening its review of life science papers and giving authors additional space to document more detailed methods.

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image: Is PubMed Hurting Scientific Journals?

Is PubMed Hurting Scientific Journals?

By | April 5, 2013

A study concludes that the open access repository is decreasing biomedical journal readership.

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image: Disputed Research Ends in Tragedy

Disputed Research Ends in Tragedy

By | March 14, 2013

A biomedical researcher whose Nature paper was called into question was found dead in his lab.  

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image: Cheap Impact?

Cheap Impact?

By | January 23, 2013

A new online tool allows researchers to compare open-access journal publication fees with article influence, and reveals that you don’t necessarily get what you pay for.

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image: Opinion: Publish Negative Results

Opinion: Publish Negative Results

By , and | January 15, 2013

Non-confirmatory or “negative” results are not worthless.

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image: Less Influence for High-Impact Journals

Less Influence for High-Impact Journals

By | November 9, 2012

A new study reveals that more and more of the world’s most-cited articles are published outside of high prestige, high impact factor journals.

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image: Bring On the Transparency Index

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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image: Predatory Publishing

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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