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Former Wayne State Cancer Researcher Lodges 19th Retraction
Shawna Williams | Jan 2, 2018
Fazlul Sarkar had unsuccessfully sued PubPeer to reveal the identity of a commenter who accused him of research misconduct.
A Turbulent Year in the Publishing World
Diana Kwon | Dec 15, 2017
In 2017, scientists, regulators, and publishers clashed in a series of lawsuits, boycotts, mass resignations, and more.
Max Planck Society Seeks to Keep More Women as Faculty
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 6, 2017
The German research institution will invest more than $35 million in creating tenure-track positions for female scientists.
US Court Issues Injunction Against Open-Access Publisher OMICS
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 27, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission won an initial ruling against the India-based publisher for allegedly misleading researchers and for misrepresenting journal impact factors and editorial boards.
Editors Claim Censorship at a Public Health Journal
Jef Akst | Nov 21, 2017
The editorial board at the
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
accuses its publisher of promoting corporate interests.
Clarivate Ranks Most-Cited Researchers of 2017
Catherine Offord | Nov 15, 2017
China shows the biggest increase of any country in the number of scientists listed since last year, while cancer genomics emerges as one of the more dominant fields.
ResearchGate Restricts Access to Nearly 2 Million Articles
Catherine Offord | Nov 9, 2017
The academic social network is bending to pressure from publishing giants that demand it removes copyrighted material from its site.
Many Editors of US Medical Journals Receive Industry Funding
Shawna Williams | Nov 8, 2017
The authors of two new studies on the payments suggest stricter guidelines are needed.
Mass Resignation from
’s Editorial Board
Catherine Offord | Nov 6, 2017
Nineteen researchers have stepped down after the journal decided not to retract a paper that they say plagiarized the work of a Johns Hopkins biomedical scientist.
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.