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
The review of scientific studies in journals is subjective and the quality is variable
Peer reviews in science, in which independent scientists who are experts on the subject assess the paper, is the current strategy for ensuring quality and control in scientific research and, therefore, it ...
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 ...
How journals shape science and academia
No matter whether you study medicine or biology, law or art, neuroscience or history—there is one instrument that we all share: the journal. Learned journals play a pivotal role in science and academia. ...
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 ...