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Study: Short Headlines Get More Citations

By Jef Akst | August 27, 2015

Scientific journals that publish papers with snappier titles accrue more citations per paper, according to a report.

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Some Study Authors “Unfeasibly Prolific”

By Kerry Grens | August 19, 2015

A literature scan finds a fraction of researchers who pump out dozens of publications each year.

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BMC Revises Retraction

By Tracy Vence | August 13, 2015

BioMed Central updates a retraction notice issued in March after finding out the authors did not influence the peer-review process.

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Keeping Science Pubs Clean

By Jef Akst | June 29, 2015

Science releases new guidelines for research transparency, hoping to stem the tide of retractions and misconduct.

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Device Trials Go Unpublished

By Kerry Grens | June 24, 2015

Just half of the clinical studies used to gain premarket approval for cardiac devices ever make it into the scientific literature.

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Widespread Data Duplication

By Kerry Grens | June 17, 2015

Around one out of every four cancer papers scrutinized in a recent study contains questionable figures, and journals and authors aren’t responding to requests for clarification.

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Retractions Often Due to Plagiarism: Study

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2015

The number of plagiarism-based retractions has grown since the advent of detection software, according to a BioMed Central analysis.

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Fast-Track Peer Review Controversy

By Jef Akst | March 31, 2015

An editor of the journal Scientific Reports quits in protest of paid, expedited review.

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Riding Out Rejection

By Kate Yandell | March 1, 2015

How to navigate the choppy waters of scientific publication

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Clinic Trial Problems Kept Mum

By Kerry Grens | February 11, 2015

Despite documented dysfunction in a number of studies, rarely do those problems get a mention in the resulting publications, according to a new study.

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