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2014-04-03 13:12:15

Individuals who wish to identify potential problems in the scientific literature can either choose to report their grievances privately (with the expectation that the issue will be appropriately handled) or they can post their accusations publicly. Clearly there are many reasons for dealing with unproven and potentially damaging allegations privately, however a new study suggests that when this route is followed a much smaller percentage of the allegations result in a correction to the...

Controversy Around Stem Cell Discovery May lead To Retraction
2014-03-14 12:52:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Japanese scientists who in January announced they developed a new method to create stem cells using blood cells and acid are considering retracting their study. Scientists from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan announced earlier this year that they had discovered that dipping blood cells into acid could turn them into stem cells. This study was considered ground-breaking research in the field, but now the...

2014-01-27 08:22:01

CALGARY, Jan. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - CMQ Resources Inc. (TSXV: NV) ("CMQ") has received a notice (the "Notice") of termination of its Exploration Agreement with Option to form a joint venture between Montezuma Mines Inc., a subsidiary of CMQ ("Montezuma"), and Miranda Gold Corp. (the "Agreement"). The Agreement previously provided CMQ, indirectly through Montezuma, with its interest in the Red Canyon project, one of three Nevada based mining projects being pursued by CMQ. The Notice has...

2013-12-10 04:21:56

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, December 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement will be published in the journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology, alongside a selection of letters to the editors regarding the decision to retract the paper by Seralini et al.(Seralini et al., 2012). In November 2012, this journal published an article titled "Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize," by Seralini et al.(Seralini et al.,...

2013-10-30 16:23:11

A Look at its Efforts to Guard Copyrights and Intellectual Property TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Sciedu Press (Linkedin) is a Toronto-based scientific publishing house. It offers scholarly journals and books that cover a broad range of fields like sciences, education, social sciences, engineering and business. Through its publications, Sciedu Press aims at providing professionals with the latest research findings of their peers. That aside, the publisher also sponsors...

2013-01-29 08:34:08

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iThenticate, the leading plagiarism detection and prevention technology for scholarly publishing, today announced the launch of a new report view for screening written work for plagiarism and duplication. The report view, called Document Viewer, enables users to view an uploaded submission in its original format, including images, tables and graphs. The Document Viewer framework streamlines and speeds up the plagiarism checking process,...

2012-12-05 12:22:42

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A study of more than 400 researchers, authors, and editors at scholarly publications reveals that while most agree that plagiarism is a serious problem on the rise, tactics to prevent or detect plagiarism are often inconsistent or absent. The survey, which was conducted by iThenticate, captured respondents' attitudes about and direct experience with plagiarism. Nearly one in three editors encounters plagiarism "regularly." Overall, 95 percent...

Fraud, Not Errors, Account For Large Percentage Of Retractions In Scientific Papers
2012-10-02 10:32:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. It had been generally perceived that most peer-reviewed medical, biological and scientific papers retracted have been done so due to unintentional errors. However, authors conducting the largest-ever study of retractions, have found that the percentage of...

2012-10-01 10:23:58

BRONX, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In sharp contrast to previous studies suggesting that errors account for the majority of retracted scientific papers, a new analysis--the most comprehensive of its kind--has found that misconduct is responsible for two-thirds of all retractions. In the paper, misconduct included fraud or suspected fraud, duplicate publication and plagiarism. The paper's findings show as a percentage of all scientific articles published, retractions for fraud or...

2012-09-13 10:27:48

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC Executive Director David Harris issued today the following statement: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "AJC is deeply troubled by the way major media handled reports about an Internet video that allegedly prompted the outrageous attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and Consulate in Libya. "Initial reports identified the filmmaker as an Israeli-American who had received funding from 100 Jewish donors. This...