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Bring On the Transparency Index

By Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky | 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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Predatory Publishing

By Jeffrey Beall | August 1, 2012

Overzealous open-access advocates are creating an exploitative environment, threatening the credibility of scholarly publishing.

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All’s Not Fair in Science and Publishing

By Frederick Southwick | July 1, 2012

False credit for scientific discoveries threatens the success and pace of research.

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Cooking Up Creative Solutions

By H. Steven Wiley | May 1, 2012

More collaborators and more data are the key ingredients.

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Reading Into the Future

By Richard Smith | April 1, 2012

Will traditional scientific journals follow newspapers into oblivion?

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One Year On

By Nick Beresford and Jordi Vives i Batlle | March 1, 2012

Some thoughts about the ecological fallout from Fukushima

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Never Say Never

By H. Steven Wiley | February 1, 2012

Novel observations can sometimes be correct for unexpected reasons.

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An Evolving Science for an Evolving Time

By Colin D. Butler | January 1, 2012

Twenty-first century challenges to the public health of all the world’s populations require forward-looking commitments from epidemiologists.

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From Test Tube to Hypodermic Needle

By James V. Parker and P. Michael Conn | December 1, 2011

A prescription for educating the public on the value of using animals in medical research

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Avoiding Animal Testing

By Andrew Rowan | December 1, 2011

Advances in cell-culture technologies are paving the way to the complete elimination of animals from the laboratory.

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