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Studies Retracted After UCLA Investigation

By Diana Kwon | July 21, 2017

Most of the authors have had papers pulled in the past.

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Website Flags Wrongly Paywalled Papers

By Dalmeet Singh Chawla | May 31, 2017

Thousands of open access papers have mistakenly asked readers to pay access fees, but publishers are correcting the errors. 

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Peer Reviewers Less Likely to Be Women

By Kerry Grens | January 26, 2017

An analysis of journals from the American Geophysical Union finds women are underrepresented as reviewers, likely because editors recommend them less often.

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Helping Scientists Spread Their Research

By Alison F. Takemura | August 1, 2016

A platform called Kudos helps users disseminate—and explain—their publications for free.

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Ditching Impact Factors for Deeper Data

By Bob Grant | July 7, 2016

A team of editors and researchers calls on journal publishers to use citation distributions as measures of publication quality rather than relying on much-derided impact factors.

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Repeat Offenders

By Kerry Grens | April 25, 2016

Scanning the literature, scientists find that nearly 2 percent of papers contain duplicated and manipulated figures, among other image-prep no-nos.

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NIH Grant Reviews Don’t Predict Success

By Kerry Grens | February 18, 2016

Peer reviewers’ assessments of funding proposals to the National Institutes of Health don’t correlate well with later publication citations, a study shows.

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A Literature Database with Smarts

By Kerry Grens | November 3, 2015

Semantic Scholar uses machine reading and vision to extract meaning and impact from academic papers.

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Some Study Authors “Unfeasibly Prolific”

By Kerry Grens | August 19, 2015

A literature scan finds a fraction of researchers who pump out dozens of publications each year.

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Researchers Update STAP Protocol

By Tracy Vence | September 15, 2014

Two coauthors on the now-retracted stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency studies present yet another revision to the published method.

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