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Despite some difficult negotiations, academic institutions in the Netherlands have been securing subscriptions that combine publishing and reading into one fee.

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Love in the Scientific Literature

By Cassandra Willyard | February 12, 2018

There are countless ways for scientists to say, “I love you.” Naming a slime-mold beetle after your wife (and another after your ex-wife) is, apparently, one of them.  

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Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods

By Catherine Offord | January 9, 2018

The use of underperforming computational tools is a major offender in science’s reproducibility crisis—and there’s growing momentum to avoid it.

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Top 10 Retractions of 2017

By Retraction Watch | December 18, 2017

Making the list: a journal breaks a retraction record, Nobel laureates Do the Right Thing, and Seinfeld characters write a paper 

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A Turbulent Year in the Publishing World

By Diana Kwon | December 15, 2017

In 2017, scientists, regulators, and publishers clashed in a series of lawsuits, boycotts, mass resignations, and more.

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The pirate site plans to ignore the lawsuits from Elsevier and the American Chemical Society.

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Nature Plants explains how it handled a manuscript coauthored by Patrice Dunoyer, a biologist with multiple retractions to his name.

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Do Preprints Require More Rigorous Screening?

By Diana Kwon | August 1, 2017

Two manuscripts published without methods point to the importance of community policing on preprint archives.

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These institutions join around 60 others that hope to put increasing pressure on the publishing giant in ongoing negotiations for a new nationwide licensing agreement.

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Journal Cleans Up Image Archives

By Kerry Grens | June 12, 2017

Molecular and Cellular Biology has found numerous errors after launching a retrospective sweep of the figures it’s published in recent years. 

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