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Weekend reads: Sexual harassment = scientific misconduct, says one society; favorite plagiarism excuses

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September 23rd, 2017 at 9:00 am

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Weekend reads: Fired for fake peer review; world’s most prolific fraudster; peer reviewers behaving badly?

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The week at Retraction Watch featured a post on just how much an authorship costs if you want to buy one, anger over charges to use a common research tool, and the revocation of a PhD from a once-rising star scientist. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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September 16th, 2017 at 9:38 am

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Weekend reads: Suicide after misconduct; taxonomic vandalism; a disastrous Nature editorial

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September 9th, 2017 at 9:36 am

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Weekend reads: Publishing too much?; CRISPR doubts; Pharma in predatory journals

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The week at Retraction Watch featured the retraction of a paper from Yale on ketamine and depression, a retraction for Carlo Croce, and a discussion of when a citation may not be enough. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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September 2nd, 2017 at 10:26 am

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Weekend reads: An NIH grant scam; are calls for retraction useful?; how to end honorary authorship

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The week at Retraction Watch featured the revocation of a PhD, a questionable way to boost university rankings, and a look at what editors should do when a researcher known to have committed misconduct submits a new manuscript. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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August 26th, 2017 at 9:50 am

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Weekend reads: A troubling precedent out of China; journals as corporate tools; postdocs and suicide

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The week at Retraction Watch featured the retraction of a paper linked to vaccines, and what happens when a journal retracts 107 papers at once. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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August 19th, 2017 at 9:00 am

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Weekend reads: Predatory fraud; risky spreadsheets; how to report issues in a paper

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The week at Retraction Watch featured a look at publishing bounties around the world, and the story of how the “right to be forgotten” law had led to a retraction. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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August 12th, 2017 at 9:00 am

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Weekend reads: A science BS detector; scholarly publishing’s 1%; a tenured professor is fired

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The week at Retraction Watch featured the retraction of a 35-year-old paper written by a cat, and the retraction of a study about a controversial gene editing technique. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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August 5th, 2017 at 10:20 am

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Weekend reads: Subscription journals doomed?; Are scientists most often wrong?; “Buxom grapefruits”

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The week at Retraction Watch featured an update on a Harvard lab whose PI is subject to a restraining order by one of his grad students, and the retraction of a paper that used male-only pronouns. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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July 29th, 2017 at 9:30 am

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Weekend reads: 10 rules for research misconduct; peer review’s black box; the rich get richer

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The week at Retraction Watch featured authors making a difficult decision to retract once-promising findings about gliobastoma, and sanctions for a researcher in whose lab image manipulations were found. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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July 22nd, 2017 at 9:36 am

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