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
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 ...
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 ...
Analysis of peer review offers insights into research productivity
In a paper published today in the journal PLOS One, investigators with the American Institute of Biological Sciences report findings from an analysis of the research output from a series of biomedical research grants funded ...
Researchers propose alternative way to allocate science funding
Researchers in the United States have suggested an alternative way to allocate science funding. The method, which is described in EMBO Reports, depends on a collective distribution of funding by the scientific community, requir ...
CWRU philosopher examines the hypothesis vs. exploratory funding divide
A Case Western Reserve University professor wondered why some types of research were more apt to secure federal grants, while others—especially exploratory science—often didn't.