Weekend reads: More Impact Factor scrutiny; $10 million fine for overbilling; protected Canadian fraudsters

booksThe week at Retraction Watch featured the loss of a Harvard researcher’s PhD for misconduct, and the harrowing tale of a whistleblower. Here’s what was happening elsewhere:

The Impact Factor will soon belong to private equity and money management firms, as Thomson Reuters announces it will sell its Intellectual Property & Science business for $3.55 billion. That was one of a number of items on Impact Factor this week:

And there was plenty of other material:

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  1. Regarding President Obama’s JAMA paper, Howard C. Bauchner, the journal’s editor in chief, states: “This paper definitely underwent peer review, and obviously we don’t fact-check every fact.”

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