open access publishing
Publishers’ Legal Action Advances Against Sci-Hub
Publishers’ Legal Action Advances Against Sci-Hub
Diana Kwon | Sep 19, 2017
The pirate site plans to ignore the lawsuits from Elsevier and the American Chemical Society.
Open Access On the Rise: Study
Open Access On the Rise: Study
Bob Grant | Aug 7, 2017
The Scientist sat down with one of the authors of a recent analysis that quantifies the increasing incursion of open-access content into the world of scholarly publishing.
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.
On Blacklists and Whitelists
On Blacklists and Whitelists
Tracy Vence | Jul 17, 2017
Experts debate how best to point researchers to reputable publishers and steer them away from predatory ones.
Identifying Predatory Publishers
Identifying Predatory Publishers
Tracy Vence | Jul 17, 2017
How to tell reputable journals from shady ones
SCOPUS Dumps OMICS Journals
SCOPUS Dumps OMICS Journals
Bob Grant | Mar 29, 2017
A database of scientific journal titles has removed several OMICS titles for “publication concerns.”
Journals Seek Out Preprints
Journals Seek Out Preprints
Tracy Vence | Jan 18, 2017
With its recruitment of dedicated “preprint editors,” PLOS Genetics makes official the practice of soliciting non-peer–reviewed manuscripts posted online. 
Q&A: What’s Next for PLOS
Q&A: What’s Next for PLOS
Tracy Vence | Dec 27, 2016
A conversation with outgoing Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Marincola
Reviewing Results-Free Manuscripts
Reviewing Results-Free Manuscripts
Bob Grant | Sep 20, 2016
An open-access journal is trialing a peer-review process in which reviewers do not have access to the results or discussion sections of submitted papers.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2016
Sensory discoveries, open-access publishing, and candidates on climate changes