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TS Picks: September 19, 2016
Tracy Vence | Sep 18, 2016
Human-Neanderthal inbreeding; “personal genetics” is a family matter; studying city-dwelling rats; science reporting without embargoes
AAAS: EurekAlert Will Be Back Online Soon
Jef Akst | Sep 15, 2016
The press release repository will be up and running in another day or so—and more secure than before, according to a spokesperson.
New Citation Measure Assesses Impact of Single Papers
Bob Grant | Sep 8, 2016
Could the Relative Citation Ratio replace the oft maligned journal impact factor?
US Gov't Takes On Predatory Publishers
Bob Grant | Aug 29, 2016
The Federal Trade Commission has filed a legal complaint against the OMICS Group for allegedly engaging in deceptive practices.
Tracy Vence | Aug 15, 2016
A new chemistry-centric preprint server is slated to launch.
Opinion: A Baseball Analogy
Dean Tantin | Jul 26, 2016
Stiff competition under the current biomedical publishing model prevents important work from reaching a wider community in a timely manner.
Opinion: Two Steps Toward Establishing Priority of Discovery
Ronald Vale and Anthony Hyman | Jul 19, 2016
Establishing priority of a new finding is best achieved through a combination of a rapid, scientist-controlled disclosure followed by subsequent validation, through journal-based peer review and other mechanisms.
Web of Science Sold for More Than $3 Billion
Bob Grant | Jul 15, 2016
Thomson Reuters has transferred the science-citation database, along with the rest of its intellectual property and science division, to private-equity firms.
Ditching Impact Factors for Deeper Data
Bob Grant | Jul 7, 2016
A team of editors and researchers calls on journal publishers to use citation distributions as measures of publication quality rather than relying on much-derided impact factors.
Shorter Titles Not Always Better for Citations
Jef Akst | Jun 22, 2016
Researchers find that scientific papers with shorter titles accrue more citations only if they are very popular. For papers flying under the radar, longer titles fare better.