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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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Weekend reads: The editor who’s a dog; the fake author; a monument to peer review

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The week at Retraction Watch featured the retraction of a much-discussed paper on using blockchain to prevent scientific misconduct, and a researcher who lost nine studies at once from a single journal. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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May 27th, 2017 at 9:30 am

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Weekend reads: A hoax involving a “conceptual penis;” fake reagents; plagiarism irony

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The week at Retraction Watch featured a survey of researchers in China with an alarming result, and asked whether philosophy has a plagiarism problem. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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May 20th, 2017 at 9:30 am

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Weekend reads: A modern-day witch hunt; overly honest limitations; doing the right thing

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The week at Retraction Watch featured the launch of an award for doing the right thing, and a hijacked journal getting its name back. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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May 6th, 2017 at 9:30 am

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Weekend reads: A “culture of fear?”; blogs vs. academic papers; neurosurgery retractions on the rise

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The week at Retraction Watch featured a new record for most retractions by a single journal, and an impassioned plea from a biostatistician for journals to clean up their act. Here’s what was happening elsewhere:  Read the rest of this entry »

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April 22nd, 2017 at 9:30 am

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