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New York and Northampton, MA
Global Editorial Director, MedPage Today

VP, global editorial director, @medpagetoday; co-founder, @macfound-funded @RetractionWatch; journalism adjunct, NYU; VP, AHCJ

What’s Behind Big Science Frauds?

nytimes.com — IN December, Science published a paper claiming that people could change their minds about same-sex marriage after talking for just 20 minutes with a gay person. It seemed too good to be true - and it was. On Wednesday, the journal distanced itself from the study, after its accuracy was disputed, and one of the authors could not back up the findings.

Reviewers (And Editors) Behaving Badly

slideshare.net — VP, Global Editorial Director at MedPage Today Published on Presentation from Council of Science Editors (CSE) annual meeting, Philadelphia, May 2015 Presentation from Council of Science Editors (CSE) annual meeting, Philadelphia, May 2015 1. Reviewers (And Editors) Behaving Badly CSE Philadelphia, 2015 Ivan Oransky, MD Retraction Watch MedPage Today New York University @ivanoransky 2.

Circadian embargo clock malfunctions as press release is published ahead of schedule

embargowatch.wordpress.com — Melatonin, anyone? PNAS lifted the embargo early on a study today following the publication of a university press release on a website some time before the embargo was scheduled to lift. This was the top of a PNAS press office email to reporters just before noon Eastern today, three hours before the embargo was scheduled...

NEJM lifts embargo on blindness gene therapy study early after BBC breaks it

embargowatch.wordpress.com — The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) lifted the embargo early yesterday on a study of a rare form of blindness following a break by the BBC. From a note sent to the journal's media list yesterday just before noon Eastern (links added): Due to an embargo break by the BBC, the embargo is lifted...

PNAS lifts fructose-appetite study embargo early after realizing media had covered presentation months ago

embargowatch.wordpress.com — PNAS sent a message to its media list on Friday that began: PNAS is lifting the embargo early on the following paper. All other articles are under the scheduled embargo: Glucose, fructose, and appetite Fructose may enhance the reward value of high-calorie food and promote eating, compared with glucose, according to a study.

Unlike a Rolling Stone: Is Science Really Better Than Journalism at Self-Correction?

theepochtimes.com — Rolling Stone's retraction of an incendiary article about an alleged gang rape on the campus of the University of Virginia certainly deserves a place in the pantheon of legendary journalism screw-ups. It is highly unusual - although not unprecedented - for a news organization to air its dirty laundry so publicly.

Following criticism, PeerJ reverses policy, won’t break their own embargoes

embargowatch.wordpress.com — On Tuesday, I reported that the journal PeerJ had broken its own embargo on a study of the brontosaurus, and had actually planned to in an attempt to "make sure it was published and online correctly before the press started linking to it." The journal, as I noted, was in essence saying that it was "fine...

Unlike a Rolling Stone: is science really better than journalism at self-correction?

theconversation.com — Rolling Stone's retraction of an incendiary article about an alleged gang rape on the campus of the University of Virginia certainly deserves a place in the pantheon of legendary journalism screw-ups. It is highly unusual - although not unprecedented - for a news organization to air its dirty laundry so publicly.

PeerJ broke its own embargo on brontosaurus paper - and that’s exactly what they meant to do

embargowatch.wordpress.com — By now, if you follow science news, you have no doubt seen coverage of a new study claiming that yes, Brontosaurus really is a dinosaur. That study appeared in PeerJ, a relatively new journal (which, in the interests of full disclosure, has asked me to review a paper).

PNAS lifts narcissism embargo early after wire service story breaks it

embargowatch.wordpress.com — Is breaking an embargo a symptom of narcissism? From the top of an email sent at 2:14 p.m Eastern Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) to its media list Monday, 46 minutes before the embargo on the study in question was scheduled to lift: PNAS is lifting the embargo early...
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May 29, 2015

I'll be on @NewsHour tonight to talk about the retracted gay canvassing study. Tune in.

May 28, 2015

@hildabast As we reported, Bohannon said he didn't use an IRB. I asked him "did you get IRB approval for the study?" and he replied "Nope."

May 28, 2015

How bizarre: A local newspaper steals cartoons, butchers them, and adds different artists' names councilmembermoore.org/?p=258 via @TheresaDefino

May 28, 2015

Chocolate-diet sting study raises questions about whether journalists should hire IRBs. One did, and won an award: the-scientist.com/?articles.view…

May 28, 2015

Chocolate-diet study publisher claims paper was actually rejected, only live “for some hours.” Email, however, says… retractionwatch.com/2015/05/28/cho…

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