UK Group Tackles Reproducibility in Research
UK Group Tackles Reproducibility in Research
Last month, 10 UK universities became part of the UK Reproducibility Network, joining researchers, funders, journal publishers, and regulatory agencies.
UK Group Tackles Reproducibility in Research
UK Group Tackles Reproducibility in Research

Last month, 10 UK universities became part of the UK Reproducibility Network, joining researchers, funders, journal publishers, and regulatory agencies.

Last month, 10 UK universities became part of the UK Reproducibility Network, joining researchers, funders, journal publishers, and regulatory agencies.

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What to Expect in the Publishing World in 2020
What to Expect in the Publishing World in 2020
Diana Kwon | Dec 31, 2019
Publishers’ efforts to reduce “leakage,” funder-driven open-access schemes, the growth of academic publishing in China, and more.
2019 Was Big for Academic Publishing. Here’s Our Year in Review
2019 Was Big for Academic Publishing. Here’s Our Year in Review
Diana Kwon | Dec 27, 2019
Licensing negotiations between libraries and publishers continued, a radical open-access plan made changes, and the flaws of some publishing tools and techniques came to light.
Most Popular Stories of the Decade, Year-by-Year
Most Popular Stories of the Decade, Year-by-Year
Kerry Grens | Dec 19, 2019
The Scientist’s reporters tracked the development of CAR T cell therapies, explored the Neanderthal DNA in our genomes, and dove into a CRISPR controversy.
Men Promote Scientific Findings More Effusively than Women Do
Men Promote Scientific Findings More Effusively than Women Do
Lisa Winter | Dec 17, 2019
Male researchers are more likely to describe their work in publications using positive superlatives than their female colleagues are, a habit tied to more citations.
The Top Retractions of 2019
The Top Retractions of 2019
Retraction Watch | Dec 16, 2019
A journal is forced to remove a record-breaking number of papers—and all in one go.
Elsevier Progresses in Open-Access Deal Making
Elsevier Progresses in Open-Access Deal Making
Diana Kwon | Dec 2, 2019
The scholarly publisher has announced several new licensing agreements in both Europe and the US—but some major academic groups are still without contracts and access to journals.
Paper Used in Creationist Teaching Retracted After 30 Years
Paper Used in Creationist Teaching Retracted After 30 Years
Ashley Yeager | Nov 11, 2019
Criticism of the paper first surfaced in 1994, and its author was accused of scientific misconduct.
Trainees Often Ghostwrite PIs’ 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: Boycotting Elsevier Is Not Enough
Opinion: Boycotting Elsevier Is Not Enough
Shaun Khoo | Oct 22, 2019
The publishing giant will likely survive the latest boycott by scientists. An overhaul is needed to make science publishing fair and open.