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A new study finds that fraud in scientific research is growing at a troubling rate, with an average of 300 papers per year being retracted for some form of scientific misconduct.
Neurofibromatosis advocates Mark Bornfeld, Catriona Miller, and Sheila Heal recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the Neurofibromatosis Research Program
BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine is pleased to be able to add scientific rigour to the debate about open access research, by publishing an article which compares the scientific impact of open access with traditional subscription publishing and has found that both of these publishing business models produce high quality peer reviewed articles.
The online paywalls erected by scientific journal publishers, who maintain healthy profit margins, may soon come crashing down.
A critical view of a British scientist published by the scientific journal Nature in a November 2008 article has been ruled as responsible and honest by a Bristol crown court judge on Friday, after the scientist sued for libel.
Back in April, a frustrated U.K. mathematician let forth a litany of criticisms on his blog about the scientific journal publisher Elsevier and it sparked a movement — the Academic Spring.
The factors predicting the eventual impact of scientific research (i.e. high citation rates) were successfully identified in abstracts selected for presentation at the annual ESC Congress. Interestingly, predictors of publication in peer reviewed scientific journals differed markedly from those predicting later scientific impact.
PLoS Medicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in October 2004. It is the second journal of the Public Library of Sciences, which publishes open-access material. All material in PLoS Medicine is published under the Creative Commons license. To fund the journal, the publication’s business model requires that authors pay publication costs. PLoS Medicine provides an innovative and influential venue for research and comment on the major challenges to human health worldwide. It...
PLoS ONE is an open-access peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS). It was established in 2006 as a beta version. In August 2008 it moved from a weekly publication schedule to a daily one, publishing articles as soon as they became ready. In October 2008, it came out of “beta.” In September 2009, PLoS ONE made full online usage of every published article publicly available. The founding managing editor was Chris Surridge. He was succeeded by...