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Week in Review: October 17–21
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2016
Report finds that pathologist involved in anonymous defamation case committed multiple acts of misconduct; growing eggs from stem cells; neutrophils’ role in metastasis; convergent evolution in birds
PubPeer Requests that Court Consider Misconduct Investigation
Bob Grant | Oct 20, 2016
ACLU lawyers representing the post-publication peer review site have filed a motion to admit the existence of a university investigation that found pathologist Fazlul Sarkar guilty of misconduct.
Michigan State Court of Appeals Hears Arguments in PubPeer Litigation
Bob Grant | Oct 5, 2016
Attorneys representing pathologist Fazlul Sarkar and users of the post-publication peer review website present their cases regarding the constitutionality of subpoenaing for the identities of anonymous commenters.
Another Retraction for Diabetes Researcher
Tanya Lewis | May 23, 2016
pulls a 2011 study led by Mário Saad, while his institution investigates additional allegations of research misconduct related to papers published in other journals.
PubPeer’s Appeal for Anonymity Continues
Kerry Grens | Jan 21, 2016
The site’s lawyers, along with renowned scientists, filed briefs to an appeals court asking to protect a commenter’s identification.
PubPeer Users Question a Cancer Paper
Bob Grant | Jan 13, 2016
paper is under investigation after users of the post-publication peer review website raised questions about the validity of Western blot images.
Debating the Value of Anonymity
Jef Akst | Oct 5, 2015
PubPeer responds to criticism that anonymous post-publication peer review threatens the scientific process.
PubPeer Founders Revealed
Jef Akst | Aug 31, 2015
Neuroscientist Brandon Stell identifies himself as one of the creators of the post-publication peer review website, as he and his colleagues announce the nonprofit PubPeer Foundation.
Picks: April 14, 2015
Tracy Vence | Apr 14, 2015
Whistleblower “named” in PubPeer suit; African CDC; FDA oversight of dietary supplements
Judge Wants Info on PubPeer Commenter
Kerry Grens | Mar 23, 2015
In a defamation lawsuit involving anonymous comments on the post-publication peer review website, a judge requests potentially identifying information.