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Useless Peer Review?

By | October 15, 2013

A study shows that the methods by which scientists evaluate each other’s work are error-prone and poor at measuring merit.

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image: Fake Paper Exposes Failed Peer Review

Fake Paper Exposes Failed Peer Review

By | October 6, 2013

The widespread acceptance of an atrocious manuscript, fabricated by an investigative journalist, reveals the near absence of quality at some journals.

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image: What to Do About “Clare Francis”

What to Do About “Clare Francis”

By | September 14, 2013

Anonymous tipsters who allege scientific misconduct can make journal editors squeamish. But should a whistleblower's identity matter?

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image: Week in Review, July 22–26

Week in Review, July 22–26

By | July 26, 2013

Faux stem cells; X chromosome involved in sperm production; rewarding peer review; clues to flatworm regeneration; an ethereal glow signals death

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image: Opinion: Reviewing Reviewers

Opinion: Reviewing Reviewers

By | July 19, 2013

Science needs a standard way to evaluate and reward journal reviewers.

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image: More Questionable Stem-Cell Science

More Questionable Stem-Cell Science

By | June 18, 2013

Disgraced stem-cell researcher Hisashi Moriguchi has published three new papers in BMJ Case Reports, including a rehashing of a retracted 2012 paper.

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image: Week in Review: May 27–30

Week in Review: May 27–30

By | May 31, 2013

The mosquito’s role in malaria virulence; the value of grant review; Europe must embrace GM crops; why roaches avoid sugary bait

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image: Opinion: Learning from Peer Review

Opinion: Learning from Peer Review

By , , and | May 24, 2013

The grant-review process plays significant roles in the education of researchers and in shaping scientific progress.

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image: Errors in Landmark Stem Cell Paper

Errors in Landmark Stem Cell Paper

By | May 24, 2013

A study demonstrating the production of human stem cells through cloning contained several mislabeled images, but the authors insist the results are real.

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image: NSF Refuses to Hand Over Reviews

NSF Refuses to Hand Over Reviews

By | May 17, 2013

The agency told a Congressional committee that it would not forward peer-reviewer comments of social science grants the committee had requested.

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