Texas A&M vs. Harvard; scientific publishers a “threatened species”; six researchers with “greed and a disregard” for rules – Retraction Watch
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- The chancellor at Texas A&M “despatched Harvard’s president an open letter calling for an investigation into Harvard scientists whose actions he stated ‘are false and dangerous to Texas A&M University and its college.’”
- “Scientific publishers as we know them today remain a threatened species,” says Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet. “They should do extra to show their added worth to science and society. Unless they achieve this, they might not need to survive.”
- “Six Florida most cancers researchers who had been dismissed final month for hiding their ties to a Chinese medical college seem to have been motivated by easy greed and a disregard for each institutional and federal rules.”
- “In the post-truth period, publication of false ends in predatory journals and by fraudulent authors change into much more harmful for the well being and lifetime of sufferers, as their dissemination through new social media is almost unstoppable and within the public notion reality is dropping its that means.”
- “A Brown U. Professor Took On Big Pharma. His University Pulled Him From the Classroom.”
- Come to PubPeer for the FERTINUTS, keep for Colby Vorland thanking “the authors for their cordiality in correspondence.”
- “A translation article was plagiarized in Chihiro Minato’s “Atelier of Species,” which was included within the ebook “AKI INOMATA: Significant Otherness When Living Things Meet” revealed by our firm.”
- How did “a somewhat well-known spiritual guru” change into first writer of a scientific paper?
- A journal is going through calls to retract a paper on “group variations in intelligence.”
- “Putin needed Russian science to high the world. Then a enormous educational scandal blew up.” More on the greater than 800 retractions not too long ago introduced in Russia.
- “We made a mistake.” The U.S. National Archives says it mustn’t have altered pictures to take away criticisms of President Trump.
- A Catholic college will “evaluation the doctoral dissertation of Scotland’s Bishop Stephen Robson, which is alleged to comprise a number of acts of plagiarism.”
- “[G]etting named on a journal article isn’t the identical as having a) completed the lion’s share of the analysis and/or b) really writing the journal article.”
- “Who are journals for, in any case?”
- “Should analysis misconduct be criminalized?” ask a number of authors.
- “He resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Then Millersville University employed him.”
- “A UW-Madison investigation into a longtime ecology professor discovered he engaged in sexual harassment — an investigation that the college is withholding in its entirety.”
- “Clone journals: a menace to medical analysis.”
- “A rising variety of knowledge detectives are on the hunt for sloppy science and dodgy statistics.”
- “Whether co-reviewers are named or not, this apply, alongside with the extra patently unethical ghostwriting, has no defensible place within the stay enviornment of educational publishing.” But the authors of a paper on the topic disagree.
- Because most plagiarism detection databases don’t embrace Arabic, researchers on the University of Jordan have created a database of theses in Arabic to display for plagiarism.
- “I…got here to the conclusion that the record of well-known, prestigious authors and the clear and convincing story that they instructed blinded me to the failings within the work as an early profession reviewer.”
- “An EPA devoted to one of the best use of science in regulation wouldn’t robotically exclude research primarily based on the absence of publicly obtainable knowledge.”
- A professor at Dhaka University is accused of plagiarism in his thesis.
- A coder at a Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute is “accused of ripping off an open-source version” of Python and calling it “Mulan.”
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