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Springer Nature Blocks Access to Sensitive Articles Within China
Staff | Nov 1, 2017
The world’s largest publisher yields to censorship policies of the world’s largest country.
Opinion: Share Your Data
Cameron Craddock, Arno Klein, Michael P. Milham | Oct 24, 2017
Our analysis of a collection of open-access datasets quantifies their benefit to the scientific community.
German Scientists Resign from Elsevier Journals’ Editorial Boards
Diana Kwon | Oct 18, 2017
These researchers join around 200 research institutions that have cut ties with the publishing giant to support the ongoing push for open access and favorable pricing.
Papers Based on Misidentified Cell Lines Top 32,000
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2017
An analysis of contaminated literature finds that tens of thousands of papers used cell lines of questionable origins—and these were in turn cited by hundreds of thousands of other papers.
Judge Recommends Ruling to Block Internet Access to Sci-Hub
Diana Kwon | Oct 4, 2017
The American Chemical Society seeks a broad order that includes millions of dollars in damages and demands action from Internet service providers and search engines.
Publishers’ Legal Action Advances Against Sci-Hub
Diana Kwon | Sep 19, 2017
The pirate site plans to ignore the lawsuits from Elsevier and the American Chemical Society.
Elsevier Signs Up to Transparency Guidelines
Catherine Offord | Sep 5, 2017
The publisher will ask its journal editors to adopt widely accepted standards on transparency and openness in scientific communication.
Opinion: Understanding and Coping With Rising Publication Costs
M. Bishr Omary and Theodore S. Lawrence | Sep 1, 2017
As article processing charges top $5,000 at some research journals, authors and institutions have means of negotiating better deals or finding less expensive options.
How Journals Treat Papers from Researchers Who Committed Misconduct
Diana Kwon | Aug 18, 2017
explains how it handled a manuscript coauthored by Patrice Dunoyer, a biologist with multiple retractions to his name.
Opinion: We Need a Replacement for Beall’s List
Eyal Braun, Francis B. Mimouni, Daniel Mimouni, Eytan Z. Blumenthal, Michael Mimouni | Aug 15, 2017
Although the popular blacklist of predatory publishers is gone, the suspect journals they produce are not.