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Weekend reads: A proposal to end NSF watchdog; Power pose criticism redux; A limit to lifetime word count?

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October 21st, 2017 at 9:33 am

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Weekend reads: Systemic fraud in China; science without journals; authorship rules decay

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The week at Retraction Watch featured the retraction of a paper that had been called “anti-vaccine pseudoscience,” a retraction following threats of violence against an editor, and an editorial board member’s resignation over how a journal handled a case of plagiarism. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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October 14th, 2017 at 10:24 am

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Weekend reads: Why critics criticize; a Big Bang Theory retraction; Nobels under scrutiny

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October 7th, 2017 at 9:40 am

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Weekend reads: Preprints under scrutiny; a math retraction in politics; proving yourself wrong

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The week at Retraction Watch featured a look at retractions in China, and an expression of concern for a paper co-authored by a controversial journalist in Australia. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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September 30th, 2017 at 9:00 am

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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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