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Academics Protest China’s Censorship Requests
Shawna Williams | Feb 20, 2018
Scholars have formed a peer-review boycott to encourage journals to take a firm stance against requests to cull sensitive articles.
Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
Diana Kwon | Feb 20, 2018
A few months after the American Chemical Society won its lawsuit against the pirate site, the game of virtual whack-a-mole continues.
Love in the Scientific Literature
Cassandra Willyard | Feb 12, 2018
There are countless ways for scientists to say, “I love you.” Naming a slime-mold beetle after your wife (and another after your ex-wife) is, apparently, one of them.
Submissions to Appear on
Kerry Grens | Feb 9, 2018
Papers sent to
journals will be automatically uploaded to the preprint server before acceptance.
Dozens of Editorial Board Members Resign from Journal
Kerry Grens | Feb 6, 2018
More than 70 editors left the
Journal of Molecular Medicine
after SpringerNature closed an editorial office and selected a new editor-in-chief.
PubMed Commons to Stop Accepting Comments
Kerry Grens | Feb 5, 2018
The venue for post-publication peer review was not getting enough participation.
South Korean Universities Make Deal with Elsevier
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 17, 2018
A consortium of 300 universities and college libraries had taken a strong stance against the publishing giant’s price hikes.
Journal Pulls Planned Special Issue Due to Guest Editor’s Fake Credentials
Diana Kwon | Jan 16, 2018
Ashutosh Tiwari, who falsely claimed to be affiliated with Linköping University, is also under investigation for alleged scientific misconduct and fraud.
Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods
Catherine Offord | Jan 9, 2018
The use of underperforming computational tools is a major offender in science’s reproducibility crisis—and there’s growing momentum to avoid it.
Top 10 Retractions of 2017
Retraction Watch | Dec 18, 2017
Making the list: a journal breaks a retraction record, Nobel laureates Do the Right Thing, and Seinfeld characters write a paper