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NIH Tackles Irreproducibility

By Jef Akst | January 28, 2014

The federal agency speaks out about how to improve the quality of scientific research.

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New Neuroscience Journal to Launch

By Kerry Grens | January 15, 2014

The publisher of The Journal of Neuroscience has laid out plans for an open-access, online-only journal for brain research.

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Defining Legit Open Access Journals

By Kerry Grens | December 20, 2013

Scholarly publishing organizations join forces to set standards for aboveboard open access journals.  

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GMO Retraction Sparks Retribution

By Kerry Grens | December 5, 2013

A journal faces a potential lawsuit and a boycott after retracting a study about genetically modified crops.

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Opinion: Honorary Authorship Is Antiquated Etiquette

By Midhat H. Abdulreda | October 16, 2013

Though the practice may be well-intentioned, naming courtesy authors can hurt science and scientists.

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Useless Peer Review?

By Abby Olena | October 15, 2013

A study shows that the methods by which scientists evaluate each other’s work are error-prone and poor at measuring merit.

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Fake Paper Exposes Failed Peer Review

By Kerry Grens | October 6, 2013

The widespread acceptance of an atrocious manuscript, fabricated by an investigative journalist, reveals the near absence of quality at some journals.

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What to Do About “Clare Francis”

By Kerry Grens | September 14, 2013

Anonymous tipsters who allege scientific misconduct can make journal editors squeamish. But should a whistleblower's identity matter?

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U.S. Drops in Share of Publications

By Kerry Grens | September 12, 2013

New analysis reveals increased globalization of science, leading to a greater proportion of patents and papers coming out of developing countries.

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Green OA Is Golden

By Tracy Vence | September 10, 2013

A new report lauds the UK government’s commitment to open access, but calls its early devotion to the gold model a “mistake.”

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