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Exosome Scientist Douglas Taylor Stole and Mislabeled Images: Report
Taylor, formerly of the University of Louisville, is known for his discovery of and research on tumor-secreted exosomes.  
Exosome Scientist Douglas Taylor Stole and Mislabeled Images: Report
Exosome Scientist Douglas Taylor Stole and Mislabeled Images: Report

Taylor, formerly of the University of Louisville, is known for his discovery of and research on tumor-secreted exosomes.  

Taylor, formerly of the University of Louisville, is known for his discovery of and research on tumor-secreted exosomes.  

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Opinion: In Publishing, Don’t Make the Perfect the Enemy of the Good
Hilal A. Lashuel | Nov 10, 2022 | 5 min read
All members of the scientific community must commit to taking the risks needed to change how research is shared and evaluated.
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Nobel Prize Winner Faces Investigation into Paper Integrity
Katherine Irving | Oct 21, 2022 | 2 min read
Seventeen studies coauthored by Gregg Semenza have been retracted, corrected, or raised for concern, and 15 more are currently under investigation.
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Q&A: Why eLife Is Doing Away with Rejections
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2022 | 4 min read
The journal’s executive director speaks with The Scientist about what it hopes to accomplish with its unusual new publishing model.
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Q&A: Potential Partiality in Scientific Publishing
Chloe Tenn | Nov 23, 2021 | 4 min read
The Scientist interviewed clinical pharmacologist Clara Locher, coauthor of a new survey aimed at detecting editorial bias, regarding her team’s findings about biomedical publishing.
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Revealing Peer Reviewer Identities Could Introduce Bias: Study
Chloe Tenn | Oct 27, 2021 | 2 min read
An analysis finds that reviewers are more likely to choose to be de-anonymized when their reviews are positive, suggesting instituting a fully open process might discourage negative feedback.
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When Researchers Sound the Alarm on Problematic Papers
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2021 | 10+ min read
Finding and reporting an irregularity in a published study can lead people down an unexpected path.
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Researcher Sanctioned by PNAS for Not Sharing Alga
Catherine Offord | Jun 9, 2021 | 1 min read
Zhangfeng Hu will be unable to submit manuscripts for three years after having violated the journal’s policy about making study materials available to other scientists.
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Howard Bauchner Leaves JAMA Following Podcast Fallout
Amanda Heidt | Jun 2, 2021 | 3 min read
The editor-in-chief will step down this month following the release of a podcast in February that suggested systemic racism does not exist in medicine.
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Frontiers Pulls Special COVID-19 Issue After Content Dispute
Catherine Offord | Apr 28, 2021 | 8 min read
The issue’s guest editors resign after falling out with the publisher over the management of papers, including a rejected manuscript on ivermectin, that were submitted for a special issue on drug repurposing for COVID-19.
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Top JAMA Editor on Leave in Fallout Over Racism Podcast
Shawna Williams | Mar 26, 2021 | 2 min read
The move follows widespread criticism of the episode and its promotion, and the resignation of the podcast’s host.
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STRANGE Framework Addresses Bias in Animal Behavior Research
Amanda Heidt | Jan 27, 2021 | 5 min read
The journal Ethology is the first to adopt the guidelines, aimed at clarifying experimental design and the potential biases within.
Scientists, Publishers Debate Paychecks for Peer Reviewers
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020 | 8 min read
While some academics have called for compensation for assessing other scientists’ work, publishers haven’t warmed to the idea.
Nature-Branded Journals Announce First Open-Access Deal
Max Kozlov | Oct 21, 2020 | 2 min read
The agreement will enable authors at eligible German institutes to publish an estimated 400 open-access papers each year in Springer Nature journals from the Nature line of titles.
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New Journal to Publish Reviews of COVID-19 Preprints
Amanda Heidt | Jun 29, 2020 | 2 min read
The open access publication will use AI to identify the most pressing manuscripts in need of peer review.
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Elsevier Progresses in Open-Access Deal Making
Diana Kwon | Dec 2, 2019 | 7 min read
The scholarly publisher has announced several new licensing agreements in both Europe and the US—but some major academic groups are still without contracts and access to journals.
Trainees Often Ghostwrite PIs’ Peer Reviews: Survey
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2019 | 4 min read
Half of early-career researchers say they’d participated in the peer review process with their mentors without getting credit.
New Journal Seeks Typically Overlooked Studies
Emily Makowski | Sep 18, 2019 | 1 min read
Its articles will include negative results, reproducibility studies, and peer reviewers’ names.
University of California Loses Access to New Content in Elsevier Journals
Diana Kwon | Jul 12, 2019 | 2 min read
The university and the publisher have been trying to forge a new licensing agreement for the last year.
The Open Data Explosion
Viviane Callier | Jan 1, 2019 | 8 min read
Scientists are working to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs of sharing.
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