A Surge in Pandemic Research Shines a Spotlight on Preprints
A Surge in Pandemic Research Shines a Spotlight on Preprints
Many scientists have turned to preprints to rapidly disseminate their research on COVID-19, but some disagree with this approach.
A Surge in Pandemic Research Shines a Spotlight on Preprints
A Surge in Pandemic Research Shines a Spotlight on Preprints

Many scientists have turned to preprints to rapidly disseminate their research on COVID-19, but some disagree with this approach.

Many scientists have turned to preprints to rapidly disseminate their research on COVID-19, but some disagree with this approach.

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When Researchers Sound the Alarm on Problematic Papers
When Researchers Sound the Alarm on Problematic Papers
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2021
Finding and reporting an irregularity in a published study can lead people down an unexpected path.
Survey Finds Lack of Diversity Among Journal Editors
Survey Finds Lack of Diversity Among Journal Editors
Jef Akst | Jun 14, 2021
Collecting data on the various races, sexual orientations, and gender identities of editors at 25 scientific and medical journals, researchers document the underrepresentation of minority groups.
Researcher Sanctioned by <em>PNAS</em> for Not Sharing Alga
Researcher Sanctioned by PNAS for Not Sharing Alga
Catherine Offord | Jun 9, 2021
Zhangfeng Hu will be unable to submit manuscripts for three years after having violated the journal’s policy about making study materials available to other scientists.
MDAR Framework Aims to Standardize Reporting in Life Sciences
MDAR Framework Aims to Standardize Reporting in Life Sciences
Shawna Williams | May 7, 2021
Malcolm Macleod, who helped develop these best practices, tells The Scientist how the new guidelines for manuscript publishing seek to support a push for transparent and thorough sharing of methods and data.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | Apr 1, 2021
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
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.
Steps to End &ldquo;Colonial Science&rdquo; Slowly Take Shape
Steps to End “Colonial Science” Slowly Take Shape
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2021
Scientists from countries with fewer resources are pushing collaborators from higher-income countries to shed biases and behaviors that perpetuate social stratification in the research community.
Citations Are the Currency of Science
Citations Are the Currency of Science
Sibrandes Poppema | Dec 1, 2020
Then there are the counterfeiters.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Q&amp;A: Science Has Been &ldquo;Resilient&rdquo; During Pandemic, Survey Finds
Q&A: Science Has Been “Resilient” During Pandemic, Survey Finds
Catherine Offord | Nov 24, 2020
Responses collected from around 25,000 academics reveal that 20 percent couldn’t do their work at all in the spring, but most had found ways to keep their research going.
Scientists, Publishers Debate Paychecks for Peer Reviewers
Scientists, Publishers Debate Paychecks for Peer Reviewers
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020
While some academics have called for compensation for assessing other scientists’ work, publishers haven’t warmed to the idea.
Opinion: Using Pok&eacute;mon to Detect Scientific Misinformation
Opinion: Using Pokémon to Detect Scientific Misinformation
Matan Shelomi | Nov 1, 2020
Predatory journals are especially dangerous during the COVID-19 pandemic.
<em>The Lancet&nbsp;</em>Alters Editorial Practices After Surgisphere Scandal
The Lancet Alters Editorial Practices After Surgisphere Scandal
Catherine Offord | Sep 22, 2020
The changes, which affect the declarations authors have to sign and the peer-review process, have received a mixed response from the scientific community.
Opinion: Scientists in the US and China Collaborating on COVID-19
Opinion: Scientists in the US and China Collaborating on COVID-19
Jenny J. Lee, John P. Haupt | Jun 22, 2020
Despite high-profile political tensions between the two countries, researchers in the US and China are working together now more than ever, according to our bibliometric study.
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: Postdocs as Competent Peer Reviewers
Opinion: Postdocs as Competent Peer Reviewers
Gary McDowell and Rebeccah S. Lijek | Jan 22, 2020
Constructively critiquing the scientific literature should be an essential part of the postdoctoral experience, and early career researchers have shown that they are up to the task.
Trainees Often Ghostwrite PIs&rsquo; Peer Reviews: Survey
Trainees Often Ghostwrite PIs’ Peer Reviews: Survey
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2019
Half of early-career researchers say they’d participated in the peer review process with their mentors without getting credit.
Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science&rsquo;s Glass Ceiling?
Opinion: Can Prizes Help Women Shatter Science’s Glass Ceiling?
Marja Makarow | Oct 2, 2019
As we await the announcement of the 2019 Nobel Prize winners, it’s time to question why female scientists still lag behind their male colleagues.