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PNAS Editor-in-Chief Placed on Leave

By Katarina Zimmer | January 5, 2018

In a gender discrmination lawsuit against the Salk Institute, a female scientist alleges that biologist Inder Verma was dismissive of his female colleagues. 

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Fazlul Sarkar had unsuccessfully sued PubPeer to reveal the identity of a commenter who accused him of research misconduct.

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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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Max Planck Society Seeks to Keep More Women as Faculty

By Katarina Zimmer | December 6, 2017

The German research institution will invest more than $35 million in creating tenure-track positions for female scientists. 

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The Federal Trade Commission won an initial ruling against the India-based publisher for allegedly misleading researchers and for misrepresenting journal impact factors and editorial boards. 

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Editors Claim Censorship at a Public Health Journal

By Jef Akst | November 21, 2017

The editorial board at the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health accuses its publisher of promoting corporate interests.

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image: Clarivate Ranks Most-Cited Researchers of 2017

Clarivate Ranks Most-Cited Researchers of 2017

By Catherine Offord | November 15, 2017

China shows the biggest increase of any country in the number of scientists listed since last year, while cancer genomics emerges as one of the more dominant fields.

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ResearchGate Restricts Access to Nearly 2 Million Articles

By Catherine Offord | November 9, 2017

The academic social network is bending to pressure from publishing giants that demand it removes copyrighted material from its site.

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image: Many Editors of US Medical Journals Receive Industry Funding

Many Editors of US Medical Journals Receive Industry Funding

By Shawna Williams | November 8, 2017

The authors of two new studies on the payments suggest stricter guidelines are needed.

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image: Mass Resignation from <em>Scientific Reports</em>’s Editorial Board

Mass Resignation from Scientific Reports’s Editorial Board

By Catherine Offord | November 7, 2017

Nineteen researchers have stepped down after the journal decided not to retract a paper that they say plagiarized the work of a Johns Hopkins biomedical scientist.

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