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Studies Retracted After UCLA Investigation
Diana Kwon | Jul 21, 2017
Most of the authors have had papers pulled in the past.
Website Flags Wrongly Paywalled Papers
Dalmeet Singh Chawla | May 31, 2017
Thousands of open access papers have mistakenly asked readers to pay access fees, but publishers are correcting the errors.
Peer Reviewers Less Likely to Be Women
Kerry Grens | Jan 26, 2017
An analysis of journals from the American Geophysical Union finds women are underrepresented as reviewers, likely because editors recommend them less often.
Helping Scientists Spread Their Research
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 1, 2016
A platform called Kudos helps users disseminate—and explain—their publications for free.
Ditching Impact Factors for Deeper Data
Bob Grant | Jul 7, 2016
A team of editors and researchers calls on journal publishers to use citation distributions as measures of publication quality rather than relying on much-derided impact factors.
Kerry Grens | Apr 25, 2016
Scanning the literature, scientists find that nearly 2 percent of papers contain duplicated and manipulated figures, among other image-prep no-nos.
NIH Grant Reviews Don’t Predict Success
Kerry Grens | Feb 18, 2016
Peer reviewers’ assessments of funding proposals to the National Institutes of Health don’t correlate well with later publication citations, a study shows.
A Literature Database with Smarts
Kerry Grens | Nov 3, 2015
Semantic Scholar uses machine reading and vision to extract meaning and impact from academic papers.
Some Study Authors “Unfeasibly Prolific”
Kerry Grens | Aug 19, 2015
A literature scan finds a fraction of researchers who pump out dozens of publications each year.
Researchers Update STAP Protocol
Tracy Vence | Sep 15, 2014
Two coauthors on the now-retracted stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency studies present yet another revision to the published method.