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Weekend reads: One of the most highly cited papers ever; a pharma buys peer-reviewed praise; how to get more citations

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The week at Retraction Watch featured revelations about a cancer researcher in Canada and an author’s worst nightmare come true. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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December 17th, 2016 at 9:30 am

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Weekend reads: A flawed paper makes it into Nature; is science in big trouble?; a reproducibility crisis history

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The week at Retraction Watch featured a refreshingly honest retraction, and a big win for PubPeer. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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December 10th, 2016 at 9:30 am

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Weekend reads: Paying peer reviewers; the embargo debate; crushed by data

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booksThis week at Retraction Watch featured some big numbers: How a request to correct a single paper turned into 19 retractions, and 18 tips for giving horrible presentations. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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December 3rd, 2016 at 9:30 am

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Weekend reads: Fake scientists; fake research; major evils of modern research

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booksThe week at Retraction Watch featured the story of a graduate student who fought back after being caught in the middle of a fraud case, and the retraction of a hotly debated paper from Nature Cell Biology. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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November 26th, 2016 at 9:30 am

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Weekend reads: Is the peer review system sustainable?; when to submit papers; fraud as an outbreak

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booksThe week at Retraction Watch featured news of a publisher hack, and a story about a Nature Cell Biology paper likely headed for retraction. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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November 19th, 2016 at 9:30 am

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Weekend reads: Jail for scientific fraud?; data-sharing horrors; the lighter side of retractions

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November 12th, 2016 at 9:30 am

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Weekend reads: Frustrated scientists; most brutal rejection ever?; public shaming in science

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booksThe week at Retraction Watch featured 58 retractions in one fell swoop, and a look at what you should do if you find out a paper you’ve cited has been retracted. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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November 5th, 2016 at 9:58 am

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Weekend reads: Bad peer reviews; crimes against science; misconduct at Oxford

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booksThe week at Retraction Watch featured an exclusive about a prominent heart researcher being dismissed, and a look at signs that a paper’s authorship was bought. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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October 29th, 2016 at 9:42 am

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Did you miss Weekend Reads? Here it is.

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Apologies, our email software is acting up again. Here’s today’s Weekend Reads.

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October 22nd, 2016 at 9:45 am

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Weekend reads: Why so much research is dodgy; why scientists should shun journals; ethical grey zones

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booksThe week at Retraction Watch featured a cancer researcher retracting 19 studies at once from a single journal, and the story of how a 7-year-old came to publish a paper. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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October 22nd, 2016 at 9:30 am

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