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Frontiers Pulls Special COVID-19 Issue After Content Dispute
Frontiers Pulls Special COVID-19 Issue After Content Dispute
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.
Frontiers Pulls Special COVID-19 Issue After Content Dispute
Frontiers Pulls Special COVID-19 Issue After Content Dispute

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.

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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Frontiers Removes Controversial Ivermectin Paper Pre-Publication
Frontiers Removes Controversial Ivermectin Paper Pre-Publication
Catherine Offord | Mar 2, 2021
A review article containing contested claims about the tropical medicine drug as a COVID-19 treatment was listed as “provisionally accepted” on the journal’s website before being removed this week.
Opinion: Despite Limitations, Study Offers Clues to Gender Bias
Opinion: Despite Limitations, Study Offers Clues to Gender Bias
Flaminio Squazzoni | Jan 29, 2021
A response to Ada Hagan’s opinion piece suggesting that our study “compromises response to gender bias.”
Opinion: Peer Review Study Compromises Response to Gender Bias
Opinion: Peer Review Study Compromises Response to Gender Bias
Ada Hagan | Jan 29, 2021
A recent analysis that claimed no evidence of gender-based peer review outcomes fails to account for several factors.
No Gender Bias in Peer Review: Study
No Gender Bias in Peer Review: Study
Jef Akst | Jan 6, 2021
An analysis of data from nearly 150 journals across scientific disciplines finds that, if anything, manuscripts authored by women are treated more favorably than those submitted by men.
Paper Proposing COVID-19, Magnetism Link to Be Retracted
Paper Proposing COVID-19, Magnetism Link to Be Retracted
Shawna Williams | Nov 4, 2020
The study, published in a peer-reviewed journal, has attracted widespread derision from researchers.
Scientists, Publishers Debate Paychecks for Peer Reviewers
Scientists, Publishers Debate Paychecks for Peer Reviewers
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020
While some academics have called for compensation for assessing other scientists’ work, publishers haven’t warmed to the idea.
<em>The Lancet&nbsp;</em>Alters Editorial Practices After Surgisphere Scandal
The Lancet Alters Editorial Practices After Surgisphere Scandal
Catherine Offord | Sep 22, 2020
The changes, which affect the declarations authors have to sign and the peer-review process, have received a mixed response from the scientific community.
New Journal to Publish Reviews of COVID-19 Preprints
New Journal to Publish Reviews of COVID-19 Preprints
Amanda Heidt | Jun 29, 2020
The open access publication will use AI to identify the most pressing manuscripts in need of peer review.
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How (Not) to Do an Antibody Survey for SARS-CoV-2
How (Not) to Do an Antibody Survey for SARS-CoV-2
Catherine Offord | Apr 28, 2020
Preprints from the first round of seroprevalence studies indicate that many more people have been infected with the virus than previously reported. Some of these studies also have serious design flaws.
Journals, Peer Reviewers Cope with Surge in COVID-19 Publications
Journals, Peer Reviewers Cope with Surge in COVID-19 Publications
Claire Jarvis | Mar 17, 2020
Coronavirus experts are swamped with reading submissions, which they’re working through as quickly as possible.
Opinion: Postdocs as Competent Peer Reviewers
Opinion: Postdocs as Competent Peer Reviewers
Gary McDowell and Rebeccah S. Lijek | Jan 22, 2020
Constructively critiquing the scientific literature should be an essential part of the postdoctoral experience, and early career researchers have shown that they are up to the task.
Opinion: Exorcising Ghostwriting from Peer Review
Opinion: Exorcising Ghostwriting from Peer Review
James L. Sherley | Jan 13, 2020
Training young scientists to review submitted manuscripts should be an academic exercise, not a facet of professional scientific publishing.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jan 13, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the January/February 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Trainees Often Ghostwrite PIs&rsquo; Peer Reviews: Survey
Trainees Often Ghostwrite PIs’ Peer Reviews: Survey
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2019
Half of early-career researchers say they’d participated in the peer review process with their mentors without getting credit.
Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science&rsquo;s Glass Ceiling?
Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science’s Glass Ceiling?
Marja Makarow | Oct 2, 2019
As we await the announcement of the 2019 Nobel Prize winners, it’s time to question why female scientists still lag behind their male colleagues.
New Journal Seeks Typically Overlooked Studies
New Journal Seeks Typically Overlooked Studies
Emily Makowski | Sep 18, 2019
Its articles will include negative results, reproducibility studies, and peer reviewers’ names.
Opinion: Please Help Reviewers by Embedding Your Figures
Opinion: Please Help Reviewers by Embedding Your Figures
Ricardo Borges, Andrew G. Ewing | Jul 23, 2019
The standard system of separating figures, tables, and legends from the text is unnecessary and laborious.
Opinion: Stop Gaming Peer Review
Opinion: Stop Gaming Peer Review
Jens P. Goetze and Jens F. Rehfeld | Jun 6, 2019
It is a violation of publishing ethics to use the peer review comments of one journal to mature a manuscript and submit to another with a higher impact factor.
USDA Scientists Must Say Published Research Is &ldquo;Preliminary&rdquo;
USDA Scientists Must Say Published Research Is “Preliminary”
Ashley Yeager | Apr 22, 2019
A memo distributed to employees of the US Department of Agriculture requires them to include a disclaimer that their peer-reviewed work doesn’t represent agency findings or policy.