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Researchers find that scientific papers with shorter titles accrue more citations only if they are very popular. For papers flying under the radar, longer titles fare better.


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TS Picks: June 20, 2016

By Bob Grant | June 20, 2016

Excellence schmexellence; thinking outside the biomedical box; homeopathy journal sunk by self-citation

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Breathing Life Into Papers

By Bob Grant | June 12, 2016

Researchers prepare to launch an effort to make the scientific literature more dynamic.


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E.U. Pushes for Open Access by 2020

By Bob Grant | June 1, 2016

European Union member states agree to an ambitious goal to make all scientific papers freely accessible within four years.


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Bertozzi the Editor

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2016

Stanford University biochemist Carolyn Bertozzi discusses her role at the helm of ACS Central Science, a cross-disciplinary, open-access chemistry journal


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Opinion: The Zika Effect

By Vincent Racaniello | May 27, 2016

Three reasons why virologists are flocking to study this emerging virus


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Jeremy Berg Named Editor of Science Journals

By Tracy Vence | May 25, 2016

The former National Institute of General Medical Sciences director replaces outgoing editor and National Academy of Sciences president-elect Marcia McNutt.


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Gender Gap in Science Publishing

By Tanya Lewis | May 10, 2016

Study reveals trends in the frequency of female first authors on medical studies.


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Opinion: Reimagining the Paper

By Ahmed Alkhateeb | May 2, 2016

Breaking down lengthy, narrative-driven biomedical articles into brief reports on singular observations or experiments could increase reproducibility and accessibility in the literature.


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Transparency Now

By Mary Beth Aberlin | May 1, 2016

Science is messy. So lay it out, warts and all.

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