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One Way to Fix Reproducibility Problems: Train Scientists Better
One Way to Fix Reproducibility Problems: Train Scientists Better
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 28, 2017
Leonard Freedman, president of the Global Biological Standards Institute, discusses the causes of irreproducible science and his latest effort to spread best practices.
US Court Issues Injunction Against Open-Access Publisher OMICS
US Court Issues Injunction Against Open-Access Publisher OMICS
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 27, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission won an initial ruling against the India-based publisher for allegedly misleading researchers and for misrepresenting journal impact factors and editorial boards. 
Many Editors of US Medical Journals Receive Industry Funding
Many Editors of US Medical Journals Receive Industry Funding
Shawna Williams | Nov 8, 2017
The authors of two new studies on the payments suggest stricter guidelines are needed.
Update: Turkish University Allegedly Censors Research Study
Update: Turkish University Allegedly Censors Research Study
Aggie Mika | Jul 25, 2017
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. 
Major German Universities Cancel Elsevier Contracts
Major German Universities Cancel Elsevier Contracts
Diana Kwon | Jul 17, 2017
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.
Authors Peeved by APA’s Article Takedown Pilot
Authors Peeved by APA’s Article Takedown Pilot
Aggie Mika | Jun 15, 2017
In an effort to crack down on unauthorized postings of journal articles, the American Psychological Association is policing the Internet for scientists sharing their own work.