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Weekend reads: Why scientists respond badly to criticism; hidden retractions; journal cancels issue

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The week at Retraction Watch featured a researcher whose ideas were stolen at least three times, a victory for Crossfit in its attempt to reveal peer reviewers, and the second delisting of a cancer journal by an index that praised it just months ago. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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January 20th, 2018 at 9:22 am

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Weekend reads: Why following up on fraud matters; how many retractions in 2017?; misleading abstracts

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The week at Retraction Watch featured the world energy solution that wasn’t, a story about Elsevier and fake peer reviews, and a question from a readers about citing retracted papers. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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January 6th, 2018 at 9:24 am

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Weekend Reads: A plagiarism fighter who plagiarizes; too much ado about reproducibility?; how scientists should be judged

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The week at Retraction Watch featured an image so nice, it was used eight times, a co-author who forgot he’d used a figure elsewhere, and the 19th retraction for a researcher who tried to sue a PubPeer commenter. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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December 30th, 2017 at 9:04 am

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Weekend Reads: A journal apologizes; how to win a Nobel; changes at the top for top journals

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The week at Retraction Watch featured the year’s top 10 retractions, more than two dozen retractions at Elsevier for fake peer review, and the resignations of two editors in chief over a controversial paper. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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December 23rd, 2017 at 8:50 am

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Weekend reads: Weaponized plagiarism; bias against low-income country research; the uncited papers

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The week at Retraction Watch featured commentary on yet another paper claiming a link between autism and vaccines, a welcome useful retraction notice, and a rewrite of a paper that influenced car seat guidelines. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Read the rest of this entry »

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December 16th, 2017 at 10:16 am

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Weekend reads: Peer review “ineffective and unworthy;” science a “profiteering enterprise;” Beall’s boss speaks

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December 9th, 2017 at 9:17 am

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Weekend reads: Problems in studies of gender; when scholarship is a crime; a journal about Mark Zuckerberg photos

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December 2nd, 2017 at 10:01 am

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Weekend reads: Clinical trials in hotel rooms; dressing as a pirate; reducing replication-related stress

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November 25th, 2017 at 9:21 am

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Weekend reads: Publishing’s day of reckoning; an Impact Factor discount — on lunch; a prize for negative results

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November 11th, 2017 at 9:00 am

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Weekend reads: Researcher sues over criticism; how to fire a professor; science by sexual harassers

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The week at Retraction Watch featured a revoked PhD, more news about Paolo Macchiarini, and a head-scratcher about a retraction involving astronauts. Here’s what was happening elsewhere:

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November 4th, 2017 at 8:54 am

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