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Top journals give mixed response to learning published trials didn’t proceed as planned
Ben Goldacre has been a busy man. In the last six weeks, the author and medical doctor’s Compare Project has evaluated 67 clinical trials published in the top five medical journals, looking for any “switched outcomes,” meaning the authors didn’t report something they said they would, or included additional outcomes in the published paper, with …
science  journals  publishing 
february 2016 by amerberg
Editorial Staff Mutiny at Elsevier Research Journal
The entire editorial staff of an Elsevier research journal have resigned to protest the company's failure to embrace open access.
openaccess  science 
november 2015 by amerberg
Hindawi’s Profit Margin is Higher than Elsevier’s
Hindawi Publishing Corporation is one of the world's largest scholarly publishers -- and one of the most profitable. Interviewed in September, 2012, Ahmed Hindawi, the majority owner of the company, revealed, "Our results for the first half of 2012 show revenues of $6.3m with a net profit of $3.3m." A posting to the Budapest Open…
journalism  openaccess 
july 2015 by amerberg
“what objections do people have to posting their work on preprint servers like arXiv or bioarXiv? they're free and easy to use”
publishing  science  openaccess 
january 2015 by amerberg
Science Journal Pulls 60 Papers in Peer-Review Fraud
A researcher in Taiwan was accused of creating online accounts to judge his own academic papers in the journal called a “peer-review and citation ring.”
science  journals  publishing  fraud  retraction 
july 2014 by amerberg
Researchers debunk myth of 'right-brained' and 'left-brained' personality traits
Neuroscientists now assert that there is no evidence within brain imaging that indicates some people are right-brained or left-brained. For years in popular culture, the terms left-brained and right-brained have come to refer to personality types, with an assumption that some people use the right side of their brain more, while some use the left side more. Researchers have debunked that myth through identifying specific networks in the left and right brain that process lateralized functions.
psychology  neuroscience  journals 
april 2014 by amerberg
Doing the right thing: Journal clears unknowing author of plagiarism
Here's a nice case of a journal taking pains to clear the name of an author. Last summer we wrote about a case of plagiarism involving two authors from India who'd published a paper on biometrics in the Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences. Now -- seven months later, we'll note -- one of those authors…
journals  retraction  plagiarism  ethics 
march 2014 by amerberg
Thousands of years of visual culture made free through Wellcome Images
We are delighted to announce that over 100,000 high resolution images including manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements are no
medicine  photo  openaccess 
january 2014 by amerberg
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