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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
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A once-retracted study about the health effects of GMO maize was not peer reviewed before it was republished, as its lead author claimed.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
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
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?
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.
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2014
Coordinating the submission of manuscripts can strike a healthy balance between competition and collaboration.
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.
Jef Akst | May 29, 2014
’s publisher launches a new peer-reviewed, online-only journal that will accept descriptions of data sets.
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
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.