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Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process

Archive for the ‘molecular biology and evolution’ Category

Oxford University Press clarifies policy: All retraction notices will be open access

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Last week, we reported on an uniformative retraction notice in Molecular Biology and Evolution (MBE), an Oxford University Press (OUP) title, that the publisher wanted $32 to read. To OUP’s credit, they quickly acknowledged that the retraction hadn’t been handled properly.

Earlier this week, OUP’s senior publisher for journals Cathy Kennedy followed up with some welcome news: Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Ivan Oransky

September 9, 2011 at 9:30 am

Remember the $32 opaque retraction notice? Molecular Biology and Evolution removes paywall

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On Tuesday, we reported on the case of a retraction notice in Molecular Biology and Evolution, an Oxford University Press (OUP) journal, that had three problems: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

September 2, 2011 at 9:40 am

Author of retracted Molecular Biology and Evolution paper explains opaque notice that’ll still cost you $32

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A completely unhelpful retraction notice appears in the September issue of Molecular Biology and Evolution for “Investigating the Role of Natural Selection on Coding Sequence Evolution in Salmonids Through NGS Data Mining,” a paper first published in March.

Here’s the entire notice for the paper — which has been removed completely from the journal’s site, we should mention: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

August 30, 2011 at 9:30 am

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