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2012-03-28 00:45:27

The recent explosion in the number of retractions in scientific journals is just the tip of the iceberg and a symptom of a greater dysfunction that has been evolving the world of biomedical research say the editors-in-chief of two prominent journals in a presentation before a committee of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) today. "Incentives have evolved over the decades to encourage some behaviors that are detrimental to good science," says Ferric Fang, editor-in-chief of the journal...

2011-12-10 02:22:25

More peer-reviewed scientific studies of the effects on wildlife of large-scale solar energy developments and operations are needed to adequately assess their impact, especially in the desert Southwest, according to a scientific literature review conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and published in the journal BioScience. In their literature review, the authors of the paper, USGS scientist Jeffrey Lovich and Maryville College scientist Joshua Ennen, found that out of all the scientific...

2011-10-26 12:51:58

Research: Honorary and ghost authorship in high impact biomedical journals - a cross sectional survey Just over one in five (21%) of articles published in six leading medical journals in 2008 have evidence of honorary and ghost authorship, finds a study published on http://www.bmj.com today. These results demonstrate that inappropriate authorship remains a problem in high impact biomedical publications, say the authors. Inappropriate (honorary and ghost) authorship and the resulting...

2011-09-26 07:00:00

Environmental and Genetic Research are two of the key science categories covered by Sciencia.org - Science News, References and Resources. The users of the Sciences Social Network monitor over 220 scientific journals publishing in these two areas. (PRWEB) September 26, 2011 Sciencia.org is a new social network established to provide the very latest science news headlines, references and resources from journals, books and websites worldwide. Content associated with science and research is...

2011-06-21 08:03:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Derycz Scientific, Inc. (OTC BB: DYSC) today announced that wholly-owned subsidiary Pools Press, Inc. completed the installation of the EFI Pace production system from Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFI), comprised of a complete suite of fully-integrated software modules for estimating, scheduling, production, and accounting. Pools Press will utilize EFI Pace to automate workflows, increase productivity and reduce costs related to the...

2011-04-27 14:48:07

A study by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) shows a lack of standardisation in the peer review systems whereby independent experts assess the content of scientific publications published in Spain. This results in a low level of international competitiveness among these publications. "We studied the entire peer review process, beyond the fact of such a review simply being stated in the publication. Our research showed a low level of standardisation in these processes....

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2010-12-22 13:25:00

The Royal Society said on Wednesday that a group of British children between the ages 8 and 10 published their school project in the scientific journal Biology Letters. The children from Blackawton primary school in the county of Devon investigated how bumblebees see colors and patterns using a series of experiments in a local churchyard. The 25 children joined with a scientist who lives in the area to publish their findings in Biology Letters, which is a peer-reviewed journal published by...

2010-12-01 16:05:00

Ramping up for global business success MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced today the hiring of Darrell W. Gunter as chief commercial officer (CCO). Gunter will join AIP to become part of a core leadership team that will help to reposition and transform AIP's publishing program to thrive into the 21st century. He will be responsible for delivering AIP Publishing's global marketing and sales strategy. (Logo:...


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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
2012-05-29 11:19:42

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1914 as the official journal of the US National Academy of Sciences. The first managing editor of the journal was mathematician Edwin Bidwell Wilson. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Inder M. Verma. PNAS is published weekly in print, and daily online in PNAS Early Edition. The first issue of PNAS was published in 1915, and the journal...

PLoS Biology
2012-05-02 19:40:12

PLoS Biology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of biology. It was established in 2003, with the first issue published in October of that year. It was the first journal of the Public Library of Science. As of May 2012, the current editor-in-chief is Jonathan Eisen (University of California, Davis). All content in PLoS Biology is published under the Creative Commons “by-attribution” license. The journal is funded by authors who are charged set fees to publish...

PLoS ONE
2012-04-30 14:56:25

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...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'