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Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods

By | 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 | 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 | December 15, 2017

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

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Publishers’ Legal Action Advances Against Sci-Hub

By | September 19, 2017

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 | 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 | 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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Website Flags Wrongly Paywalled Papers

By | 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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Journals Seek Out Preprints

By | January 18, 2017

With its recruitment of dedicated “preprint editors,” PLOS Genetics makes official the practice of soliciting non-peer–reviewed manuscripts posted online. 

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