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MDAR Framework Aims to Standardize Reporting in Life Sciences
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.
MDAR Framework Aims to Standardize Reporting in Life Sciences
MDAR Framework Aims to Standardize Reporting in Life Sciences

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.

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.

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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.
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For a Hefty Fee, Nature Journals Offer Open-Access Publishing
Diana Kwon | Nov 24, 2020
Academics will soon be able to make articles freely available in Nature-branded journals for €9,500—with a discounted option available under a pilot program that provides review, but no guarantee of acceptance.
Nature-Branded Journals Announce First Open-Access Deal
Max Kozlov | Oct 21, 2020
The agreement will enable authors at eligible German institutes to publish an estimated 400 open-access papers each year in Springer Nature journals from the Nature line of titles.
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Springer Nature and ResearchGate Expand Content Sharing
Diana Kwon | Sep 11, 2020
The long-term partnership follows a pilot project for which the scholarly publisher made select articles available on the academic networking site.
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Springer Nature and UC Strike Largest Open-Access Deal in US
Diana Kwon | Jun 16, 2020
The agreement will include approximately 2,700 journals as well as plans to transition Nature journals to open access for the University of California system.
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2019 Was Big for Academic Publishing. Here’s Our Year in Review
Diana Kwon | Dec 27, 2019
Licensing negotiations between libraries and publishers continued, a radical open-access plan made changes, and the flaws of some publishing tools and techniques came to light.
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Project DEAL in Germany Reaches Agreement with Springer Nature
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 23, 2019
Elsevier is now the only big scientific publisher that hasn’t struck a bargain with the German consortium of libraries and research institutions.