Peer review could reject breakthrough manuscripts, study shows
SAGE investigation wises up to signs of rigged review
Another Higgs rumor reminds us how science is correctly done
Journal team adds reviewer pay to open-access model
Scientists ask, peer review on fast track at what price?
Rewarding inventions and inventors
"Would Thomas Edison Receive Tenure?" This was the provocative title for a panel at the 2013 Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), an organization founded in 2010 in partnership with ...
Study reveals declining influence of high impact factor journals
The most prestigious peer-reviewed journals in the world, such as Cell, Nature, Science, and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), have less and less influence amongst scientists, according to a ...
PLOS ONE paper on cassava gene enhancement retracted
Academic social network Mendeley generates 100 million API calls a month
Scientists falter as much as bankers in pursuit of answers
Bankers aim to maximise profits. Scientists aim to understand reality. But Mike Peacey of the University of Bristol suggests, based on a new model he has just published in Nature, that both professionals are equally lik ...
Taming polluters: Ratings have spillover effects, leading to reduced toxic emissions
A new study by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Assistant Professor Amanda Sharkey and University of Utah Assistant Professor Patricia Bromley found that environmental ratings have spillover effects on other ...
Libel case against the scientific journal Nature begins
Younger researchers are embracing change in scholarly communication
As another successful Open Access Week passes, analysis released today reveals younger researchers are embracing change in scholarly communication. Just under 8,000 researchers from around the world responded to the 2014 ...
Study investigates conflict of interest in biomedical research proposals
New research from the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) found that peer review managers play an important role in identifying potential conflicts of interest (COI) in biomedical research grant peer reviews. ...