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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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Springer Nature Blocks Access to Sensitive Articles Within China

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2017

The world’s largest publisher yields to censorship policies of the world’s largest country.


image: Nature Index Identifies Top Contributors to Innovation

Nature Index Identifies Top Contributors to Innovation

By Catherine Offord | August 9, 2017

New rankings highlight institutions that have produced large numbers of articles cited in others' patents.


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The Zombie Literature

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2016

Retractions are on the rise. But reams of flawed research papers persist in the scientific literature. Is it time to change the way papers are published?


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Know Thy Cells

By Jenny Rood | April 20, 2015

Nature journals will ask authors to authenticate cell lines used in manuscript submissions starting next month.

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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.


image: <em>Nature</em> Debuts Peer-Review Option

Nature Debuts Peer-Review Option

By Tracy Vence | February 18, 2015

Authors submitting to Nature journals can soon request double-blind reviews.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2015

January 2015's selection of notable quotes


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