Weekend reads: An editorial board resigns over interference; what a manuscript rejection means; the scientific 1%

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The week at Retraction Watch featured:

Our list of retracted or withdrawn COVID-19 papers is up to 85.

Here’s what was happening elsewhere (some of these items may be paywalled, metered access, or require free registration to read):

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One thought on “Weekend reads: An editorial board resigns over interference; what a manuscript rejection means; the scientific 1%”

  1. An interesting relevant detail in a Texas Monthly feature article this week:
    https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/they-accused-a-man-of-sexual-assault-in-a-small-west-texas-town-that-was-only-the-beginning/

    “In September 1995, [Galen] Burgett wrote a letter in support of a female colleague of [Jeff] Leach’s alleging that Leach had submitted a paper to American Antiquity, a scholarly journal, that plagiarized her work. “The individual in question is one of the most unscrupulous, dishonest, underhanded, scam artists I have ever had the misfortune of having to deal with in my 15 years as a professional archaeologist,” Burgett wrote. (The letter does not name Leach, but Burgett confirmed to Texas Monthly that he was referring to Leach. Neither Leach nor his attorney responded to requests for comment about his time at Fort Bliss.)”

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