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Walter Gratzer, Biophysical Chemist and Science Writer, Dies at 89
His career bridged impactful research in molecular biology and biochemistry with prolific science writing for academic and nonacademic audiences alike.
Walter Gratzer, Biophysical Chemist and Science Writer, Dies at 89
Walter Gratzer, Biophysical Chemist and Science Writer, Dies at 89

His career bridged impactful research in molecular biology and biochemistry with prolific science writing for academic and nonacademic audiences alike.

His career bridged impactful research in molecular biology and biochemistry with prolific science writing for academic and nonacademic audiences alike.

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As Plan S Takes Effect, Some Anticipate Inequitable Outcomes
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Aug 3, 2021 | 7 min read
The plan’s signatories seek to make the results of their funded research available to all, but some scientists say the transition to open access has led to climbing publication fees and could exacerbate global disparities.
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MDAR Framework Aims to Standardize Reporting in Life Sciences
Shawna Williams | May 7, 2021 | 8 min read
Malcolm Macleod, who helped develop these best practices, tells The Scientist how the new guidelines for manuscript publishing seek to support a push for transparent and thorough sharing of methods and data.
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Springer Nature and UC Strike Largest Open-Access Deal in US
Diana Kwon | Jun 16, 2020 | 4 min read
The agreement will include approximately 2,700 journals as well as plans to transition Nature journals to open access for the University of California system.
Publishing in English Presents Challenges for International Authors
Jef Akst | Mar 10, 2020 | 8 min read
When submitting manuscripts to Western journals, authors face issues that go beyond language barriers.
Springer Nature Now Shares Select Papers on ResearchGate
Diana Kwon | Mar 5, 2019 | 2 min read
A pilot project between the scholarly publisher and the academic networking platform launched last week.
Nature Retracts Paper on Delivery System for CAR T Immunotherapy
Diana Kwon | Feb 20, 2019 | 3 min read
The manuscript had amassed more than 50 comments about problematic figures and data on PubPeer.
Open-Access Plan in Europe Bans Publishing in Paywalled Journals
Ashley Yeager | Sep 4, 2018 | 2 min read
Research funding agencies in Europe will require grantees’ papers to be free to read when they are available online.
Mass Resignation from Scientific Reports’s Editorial Board
Catherine Offord | Nov 6, 2017 | 2 min read
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.
Springer Nature Blocks Access to Sensitive Articles Within China
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2017 | 1 min read
The world’s largest publisher yields to censorship policies of the world’s largest country.
Nature Index Identifies Top Contributors to Innovation
Catherine Offord | Aug 9, 2017 | 2 min read
New rankings highlight institutions that have produced large numbers of articles cited in others' patents.
The Zombie Literature
Bob Grant | May 1, 2016 | 10 min read
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?
Know Thy Cells
Jenny Rood | Apr 20, 2015 | 2 min read
Nature journals will ask authors to authenticate cell lines used in manuscript submissions starting next month.
Fast-Track Peer Review Controversy
Jef Akst | Mar 31, 2015 | 2 min read
An editor of the journal Scientific Reports quits in protest of paid, expedited review.
Nature Debuts Peer-Review Option
Tracy Vence | Feb 18, 2015 | 1 min read
Authors submitting to Nature journals can soon request double-blind reviews.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2015 | 2 min read
January 2015's selection of notable quotes
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