Another Higgs rumor reminds us how science is correctly done
Online game aims to improve scientific peer review accuracy
Peer review of scientific research is an essential component of research publication, the awarding of grants, and academic promotion. Reviewers are often anonymous. However, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins ...
Science fraud: Journal urges China to show 'integrity'
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.
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 ...
Nature journal to begin offering double-blind peer review
American Physical Society announces Physical Review X
APS announces Physical Review X (PRX), an online, open access, primary research journal for authors in all fields of physics.
Libel case against the scientific journal Nature begins
Journal team adds reviewer pay to open-access model
Solar forcing effect on climate change 'extremely small': IPCC scientist
Changes in solar radiation, known as solar forcing, have had only a very small effect on climate change, a member of the UN's top panel of climate scientists said today.
CSHL launches bioRxiv, a freely accessible, citable preprint server for biology
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) today announced the launch of a new stage in the evolution of life science communication—a new, free service, called bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-Archive"). It is a preprint ...
A re-review of peer review: Leading journal looks to end the 'review nightmare'
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. ...
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.