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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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Weekend reads: Six-figure publishing bonuses; Google’s scientific influence campaign

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The week at Retraction Watch featured the story of a group devastated to learn that they had used the wrong mice in their experiments, and the tale of how keycard swipe records gave away faked data. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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July 15th, 2017 at 9:30 am

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Weekend reads: The ‘Journal Grand Master,’ what drives online attention to studies; a song of replication

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The week at Retraction Watch featured a story of unintended consequences and a broken relationship, and a retraction for a paper that had just about everything wrong with it. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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July 8th, 2017 at 9:30 am

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Weekend reads: Why a vice-chancellor uses Impact Factors; plagiarizing principals; time to publish less?

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The week at Retraction Watch featured the tale of a scientist whose explanations for misconduct kept changing, and revelations in a big legal case involving Duke University. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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July 1st, 2017 at 9:30 am

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Weekend reads: Science’s citation problem; researcher rehab; a strange new journal

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The week at Retraction Watch featured the resignation of a researcher found to have fudged data in a study of Crossfit, and allegations of bullying by a scientist who wouldn’t let a trainee publish a paper. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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June 17th, 2017 at 9:55 am

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Weekend reads: A demand for a CRISPR paper retraction; a weak data-sharing policy; can we trust journals?

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The week at Retraction Watch featured a study suggesting that 2% of studies in eight medical journals contained suspect data, and the announcement of a retraction on a professor’s blog. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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June 10th, 2017 at 9:30 am

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Weekend reads: ‘Pile of dung’ republished; Diverging views on publishing negative results; Economists share regrets

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The week at Retraction Watch featured an unusual warning from the New England Journal of Medicine, and the withdrawal of a paper over a fear of legal threats. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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June 3rd, 2017 at 9:59 am

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