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Publishers’ Legal Action Advances Against Sci-Hub

By Diana Kwon | September 19, 2017

The pirate site plans to ignore the lawsuits from Elsevier and the American Chemical Society.

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Elsevier Signs Up to Transparency Guidelines

By Catherine Offord | September 5, 2017

The publisher will ask its journal editors to adopt widely accepted standards on transparency and openness in scientific communication.

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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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Opinion: We Need a Replacement for Beall’s List

By Michael Mimouni, Eyal Braun, Francis B. Mimouni, Daniel Mimouni, and Eytan Z. Blumenthal | August 15, 2017

Although the popular blacklist of predatory publishers is gone, the suspect journals they produce are not. 

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Open Access On the Rise: Study

By Bob Grant | August 7, 2017

The Scientist sat down with one of the authors of a recent analysis that quantifies the increasing incursion of open-access content into the world of scholarly publishing.

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Do Preprints Require More Rigorous Screening?

By Diana Kwon | August 1, 2017

Two manuscripts published without methods point to the importance of community policing on preprint archives.

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A cardiovascular surgeon’s research was rejected for publication because it referenced evolutionary theory, Turkish outlets report, while the university at the center of the tumult claims the story is false. 

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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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On Blacklists and Whitelists

By Tracy Vence | July 17, 2017

Experts debate how best to point researchers to reputable publishers and steer them away from predatory ones.

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Identifying Predatory Publishers

By Tracy Vence | July 17, 2017

How to tell reputable journals from shady ones

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