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Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
Diana Kwon | Feb 20, 2018
A few months after the American Chemical Society won its lawsuit against the pirate site, the game of virtual whack-a-mole continues.
How to Make Scientists into Better Peer Reviewers
Abby Olena | Feb 1, 2018
From efforts to increase the transparency of the review process to initiatives offering training, there are many attempts underway to make better reviewers out of researchers.
South Korean Universities Make Deal with Elsevier
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 17, 2018
A consortium of 300 universities and college libraries had taken a strong stance against the publishing giant’s price hikes.
Journal Pulls Planned Special Issue Due to Guest Editor’s Fake Credentials
Diana Kwon | Jan 16, 2018
Ashutosh Tiwari, who falsely claimed to be affiliated with Linköping University, is also under investigation for alleged scientific misconduct and fraud.
Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods
Catherine Offord | Jan 9, 2018
The use of underperforming computational tools is a major offender in science’s reproducibility crisis—and there’s growing momentum to avoid it.
Editor-in-Chief Placed on Leave
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 5, 2018
In a gender discrmination lawsuit against the Salk Institute, a female scientist alleges that biologist Inder Verma was dismissive of his female colleagues.
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.