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Journals Guilty of Citation Inflation
Chris Palmer | Jun 21, 2013
A record 66 journals have been banned from this year’s impact-factor list for citation foulplay.
OA Plan to Appease White House?
Bob Grant | Jun 6, 2013
Scientific publishers come up with a scheme to disseminate publicly funded research in response to a directive from President Obama’s top science advisor.
Defending Against Plagiarism
Jonathan Bailey | Jun 1, 2013
Publishers need to be proactive about detecting and deterring copied text.
Week in Review: April 15–19
Jef Akst | Apr 19, 2013
Measuring consciousness; unethical data splitting; the deliciousness of beer; autism mutations linked to cannabinoid signaling; arming animals against electron microscopes
Opinion: Open-Access for the 3rd World
Cherry Mae Ignacio | Mar 21, 2013
Scientists should submit their work to open-access repositories to support research in parts of the world that don’t have access to the vast libraries of pay-wall-constrained literature.
Publishing’s Gender Gap
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 23, 2012
Female scholars are gaining ground in publishing, but cluster in sub-disciplines and tend not to be listed as first or last authors.
Scientists Review Own Papers
Jef Akst | Oct 3, 2012
In the latest effort to boost publication records, researchers are writing positive peer reviews for their work under other scientists’ names.
Opinion: Transparency in Science Publishing
Rebecca Lawrence | Aug 28, 2012
As a new age in scholarly publishing dawns, improved standards for openness in communicating scientific information promise to eliminate biases and publication delays.
Bring On the Transparency Index
Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky | Aug 1, 2012
Grading journals on how well they share information with readers will help deliver accountability to an industry that often lacks it.
Jeffrey Beall | Aug 1, 2012
Overzealous open-access advocates are creating an exploitative environment, threatening the credibility of scholarly publishing.