Opinion: Agriculture Must Replace Small Science with Big Science
Opinion: Agriculture Must Replace Small Science with Big Science
Agronomic sciences should follow the lead of genetics and other disciplines in sharing data.
Opinion: Agriculture Must Replace Small Science with Big Science
Opinion: Agriculture Must Replace Small Science with Big Science

Agronomic sciences should follow the lead of genetics and other disciplines in sharing data.

Agronomic sciences should follow the lead of genetics and other disciplines in sharing data.

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Research Institute Investigates Possible Image Manipulation in Papers
Research Institute Investigates Possible Image Manipulation in Papers
Shawna Williams | Jun 11, 2019
PubPeer commenters have flagged more than 100 papers from branches of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research for apparent image duplication and other issues.
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.
Q&A: New Preprint Server for Clinical Research
Q&A: New Preprint Server for Clinical Research
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 5, 2019
The cofounder of bioRxiv, Richard Sever, discusses why there’s a need for the preprint server medRxiv that launched today.
Open-Access Program Plan S Relaxes Rules
Open-Access Program Plan S Relaxes Rules
Jef Akst | May 31, 2019
In response to concerns from the research and publishing communities, the European group pushes back the deadline for its full and immediate open-access mandate to 2021.
First Author Should Be Responsible for Paper Accuracy: Study
First Author Should Be Responsible for Paper Accuracy: Study
Ashley Yeager | May 23, 2019
An analysis of misconduct investigations finds first authors are more likely to commit transgressions, suggesting they should be held accountable for the integrity of the work.
Academics Raise Concerns About Predatory Journals on PubMed
Academics Raise Concerns About Predatory Journals on PubMed
Diana Kwon | May 9, 2019
The National Library of Medicine has quality control procedures in place, but some researchers believe additional scrutiny is necessary.
Eye for Manipulation: A Profile of Elisabeth Bik
Eye for Manipulation: A Profile of Elisabeth Bik
Adam Marcus, Ivan Oransky, Retraction Watch | May 7, 2019
The microbiologist has turned her attention full-time to unearthing problematic figures in papers—for free.
Elsevier and Norway Agree on New Open-Access Deal
Elsevier and Norway Agree on New Open-Access Deal
Diana Kwon | Apr 24, 2019
Under a two-year pilot agreement, articles published by Norwegian academics will be free to read in almost all of the publisher’s journals.
USDA Scientists Must Say Published Research Is “Preliminary”
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.