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Retraction Notices Delayed
Retraction Notices Delayed
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2014
Indexing of retractions on PubMed is not immediate; some are delayed for years.
Retracted, Republished, but Not Re-reviewed
Retracted, Republished, but Not Re-reviewed
Kerry Grens | Jun 30, 2014
A once-retracted study about the health effects of GMO maize was not peer reviewed before it was republished, as its lead author claimed.
Retracted GMO Study Republished
Retracted GMO Study Republished
Kerry Grens | Jun 24, 2014
A controversial study that found health problems in rats exposed to genetically engineered maize returns to the scientific literature.
Journal Price Tags Revealed
Journal Price Tags Revealed
Jef Akst | Jun 18, 2014
Economists explore the wheelings and dealings of universities and publishers during largely secret negotiations regarding access to scientific journals.
Can Publication Records Predict Future PIs?
Can Publication Records Predict Future PIs?
Tracy Vence | Jun 2, 2014
Researchers present a tool that uses a scientist’s PubMed data to estimate the probability of becoming a principal investigator in academia.
Simultaneous Release
Simultaneous Release
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2014
Coordinating the submission of manuscripts can strike a healthy balance between competition and collaboration.
Replication Gone Wrong
Replication Gone Wrong
Kerry Grens | May 29, 2014
Efforts to reproduce an experimental psychology study yield failure, accusations, and ultimately, discourse on how to improve the process.
Publishing Data
Publishing Data
Jef Akst | May 29, 2014
Nature’s publisher launches a new peer-reviewed, online-only journal that will accept descriptions of data sets.
Sloppy Notes Led to Goodall Plagiarism
Sloppy Notes Led to Goodall Plagiarism
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2014
Jane Goodall’s latest book was revised to eliminate plagiarism, which she blames on chaotic note-taking.  
PLOS Clarifies Data Policy
PLOS Clarifies Data Policy
Jef Akst | Mar 11, 2014
Following the publisher’s announcement of an updated policy for the sharing of data underlying its open-access publications, PLOS apologizes for the confusion.