As Plan S Takes Effect, Some Anticipate Inequitable Outcomes
As Plan S Takes Effect, Some Anticipate Inequitable Outcomes
The plan’s signatories seek to make the results of their funded research available to all, but some scientists say the transition to open access has led to climbing publication fees and could exacerbate global disparities.
As Plan S Takes Effect, Some Anticipate Inequitable Outcomes
As Plan S Takes Effect, Some Anticipate Inequitable Outcomes

The plan’s signatories seek to make the results of their funded research available to all, but some scientists say the transition to open access has led to climbing publication fees and could exacerbate global disparities.

The plan’s signatories seek to make the results of their funded research available to all, but some scientists say the transition to open access has led to climbing publication fees and could exacerbate global disparities.

scholarly publishing
Opinion: Despite Limitations, Study Offers Clues to Gender Bias
Opinion: Despite Limitations, Study Offers Clues to Gender Bias
Flaminio Squazzoni | Jan 29, 2021
A response to Ada Hagan’s opinion piece suggesting that our study “compromises response to gender bias.”
Opinion: Peer Review Study Compromises Response to Gender Bias
Opinion: Peer Review Study Compromises Response to Gender Bias
Ada Hagan | Jan 29, 2021
A recent analysis that claimed no evidence of gender-based peer review outcomes fails to account for several factors.
No Gender Bias in Peer Review: Study
No Gender Bias in Peer Review: Study
Jef Akst | Jan 6, 2021
An analysis of data from nearly 150 journals across scientific disciplines finds that, if anything, manuscripts authored by women are treated more favorably than those submitted by men.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Publishing in English Presents Challenges for International Authors
Publishing in English Presents Challenges for International Authors
Jef Akst | Mar 10, 2020
When submitting manuscripts to Western journals, authors face issues that go beyond language barriers.
Opinion: Please Help Reviewers by Embedding Your Figures
Opinion: Please Help Reviewers by Embedding Your Figures
Ricardo Borges, Andrew G. Ewing | Jul 23, 2019
The standard system of separating figures, tables, and legends from the text is unnecessary and laborious.
Elsevier and Norway Agree on New Open-Access Deal
Elsevier and Norway Agree on New Open-Access Deal
Diana Kwon | Apr 24, 2019
Under a two-year pilot agreement, articles published by Norwegian academics will be free to read in almost all of the publisher’s journals.
Norway Joins List of Countries Canceling Elsevier Contracts
Norway Joins List of Countries Canceling Elsevier Contracts
Catherine Offord | Mar 13, 2019
The publisher failed to meet requests for better access to research, a consortium of Norwegian institutions says.
Major Publishers File Second Lawsuit Against ResearchGate
Major Publishers File Second Lawsuit Against ResearchGate
Diana Kwon | Oct 9, 2018
As the American Chemical Society and Elsevier move litigation forward, other academic publishers have opted to collaborate with the academic network platform instead.
North American Universities Increasingly Cancel Publisher Packages
North American Universities Increasingly Cancel Publisher Packages
Diana Kwon | Jun 11, 2018
A growing number of libraries are unbundling their subscriptions to the full suite of publishers’ journals, opting for limited titles to save on costs.
New Automated Tool Monitors Clinical Trial Reporting
New Automated Tool Monitors Clinical Trial Reporting
Diana Kwon | Feb 21, 2018
The watchdog website FDAAA TrialsTracker names and shames human studies that breach the FDA’s requirements for reporting results.
Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
Diana Kwon | Feb 19, 2018
A few months after the American Chemical Society won its lawsuit against the pirate site, the game of virtual whack-a-mole continues.
South Korean Universities Make Deal with Elsevier
South Korean Universities Make Deal with Elsevier
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 16, 2018
A consortium of 300 universities and college libraries had taken a strong stance against the publishing giant’s price hikes. 
Open Access On the Rise: Study
Open Access On the Rise: Study
Bob Grant | Aug 6, 2017
The Scientist sat down with one of the authors of a recent analysis that quantifies the increasing incursion of open-access content into the world of scholarly publishing.