ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
a blue pen checks off boxes in a list
MDAR Framework Aims to Standardize Reporting in Life Sciences
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.
MDAR Framework Aims to Standardize Reporting in Life Sciences
MDAR Framework Aims to Standardize Reporting in Life Sciences

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.

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.

PLoS
All PLOS Submissions to Appear on bioRxiv
Kerry Grens | Feb 8, 2018 | 1 min read
Papers sent to PLOS journals will be automatically uploaded to the preprint server before acceptance.
Q&A: What’s Next for PLOS
Tracy Vence | Dec 26, 2016 | 3 min read
A conversation with outgoing Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Marincola
PLOS CEO Stepping Down
Tracy Vence | Nov 1, 2016 | 1 min read
Elizabeth Marincola will leave the open-access publisher at the end of the year.
Another Retraction for Diabetes Researcher
Tanya Lewis | May 23, 2016 | 3 min read
PLOS Biology pulls a 2011 study led by Mário Saad, while his institution investigates additional allegations of research misconduct related to papers published in other journals. 
Opinion: Share Data for All Diseases
Elizabeth Marincola | Apr 28, 2016 | 2 min read
Along with his recent $250 million donation to cancer research, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker emphasized the importance of data sharing.
Concerns Raised Online Linger
Kate Yandell | Aug 25, 2014 | 3 min read
Users of post-publication peer review forums like PubPeer often question perceived inaccuracies in scientific papers. Are the journals that published those papers paying attention?
Surprise XMRV Retraction
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 21, 2012 | 2 min read
The journal PLOS Pathogens abruptly retracts the seminal paper linking XMRV to disease.
Disaster-centric Journal Launched
Hannah Waters | Mar 29, 2012 | 1 min read
The open-access Public Library of Science has launched a new journal to publish and disseminate scientific information quickly in the wake of disaster.
MRSA Found in Antibiotic-free Meat
Hannah Waters | Feb 2, 2012 | 1 min read
Just because meat is labeled “antibiotic-free” doesn’t mean it’s antibiotic-resistant superbug-free.
Gould's bias
Megan Scudellari | Jun 16, 2011 | 1 min read
A new study finds that Stephen J. Gould's criticisms of another scientist's data was misplaced, and the eminent biologist and historian succumbed to data bias himself.
ADVERTISEMENT