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 scientific ...
APS announces Physical Review X (PRX), an online, open access, primary research journal for authors in all fields of physics.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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?
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.
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.