Strong scientific peer review leads to better science and policy formation
The current Special Issue of Technology & Innovation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors is focused on the history, process and practice of scientific peer review, with several articles aimed at assessing scient ...
American Physical Society announces Physical Review X
APS announces Physical Review X (PRX), an online, open access, primary research journal for authors in all fields of physics.
Revealed: 48-hour 'scramble' to discredit MMR concerns
A series of denials and a failure to formally investigate allegations of misconduct in Andrew Wakefield's MMR research meant the public was misled about the credibility of the paper for six years.
Federal peer review may be overstretched and error prone
The federal peer review system, by which research proposals are judged worthy for funding, may be "over stretched" and "susceptible to error," said Elmer Yglesias, a researcher at the Science and Technology Policy Institute ...
NASA's arsenic-eating life form gets a second look
Soon after NASA-funded researchers announced this month they had found a new life form that thrives on arsenic, critics took to the blogosphere with skeptical views and downright insults. ...
To publish or not to publish? That is the question
For more than 50 years medical research has been vetted through the peer-review process overseen by medical journal editors who assign reviewers to determine whether work merits publication. A study published in PLoS One invest ...
Science fraud: Journal urges China to show 'integrity'
Leading medical journal The Lancet on Friday urged China to tighten measures against scientific fraud after dozens of papers written by two teams of Chinese chemists were found to be faked.
Peer Review Survey 2009: Preliminary findings
Should peer review detect fraud and misconduct? What does it do for science and what does the scientific community want it to do? Will it illuminate good ideas or shut them down? Should reviewers remain anonymous?
Probe into faked studies rocks medical community
A trail-blazing anesthesiologist, whose research shaped pain-relief for millions around the world, has been fabricating data for more than a decade, a hospital where he once practiced claimed Saturday.
Authors, journal editors respond to possible cases of plagiarism identified by UT Southwestern
By bringing cases of potential plagiarism out into the open, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have shed light on the peer-review process and scientific publication.
Open Access to Scientific Papers May Not Guarantee Wide Dissemination
(PhysOrg.com) -- If you offer something of value to people for free while someone else charges a hefty sum of money for the same type of product, one would logically assume that most people would choose the ...
A re-review of peer review: Leading journal looks to end the 'review nightmare'
Every scientific researcher has asked themselves the question at some stage in their professional career: Why has the paper I submitted to be peer reviewed disappeared into the ether?