News tagged with peer review

SAGE investigation wises up to signs of rigged review

(Phys.org) —For movie stars, bad publicity—a fender-bender, rowdy behavior at a club, neighbor's complaints—is better than the real career-killer, which is no publicity at all. In scientific research, ...

Jul 11, 2014 weblog
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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.

Mar 15, 2009
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Climate study gets pulled over plagiarism

Evidence of plagiarism and complaints about the peer-review process have led a statistics journal to retract a federally funded study that condemned scientific support for global warming.

May 17, 2011
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Appraising the peer-review process

Most academic papers today are published only after some academic peers have had a chance to review the merits and limitations of the work. This seems like a good idea, but there is a growing movement that ...

Jun 02, 2014
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Libel case against the scientific journal Nature begins

(PhysOrg.com) -- The British science journal Nature, which publishes both purely academic papers and editorial pieces, is being sued in a British court by a former editor of the theoretical physics journal Chaos, ...

Nov 14, 2011 report
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Journal team adds reviewer pay to open-access model

A new open-access journal called Collabra plans to pay reviewers, and that's a twist in the world of scientific publishing. The reviewers get to exercise some options. They can keep the cash (generally a ...

Jan 18, 2015 weblog
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