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Ivan Oransky Verified

New York and Northampton, MA
Global Editorial Director, MedPage Today
As seen in:  Reuters, Epoch Times

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

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...

About to post a story on a Nature study? Check that embargo time again

embargowatch.wordpress.com — Most weeks of the year, the embargo for the print issue of Nature would be lifting right now -- at 1 p.m. Eastern -- and many websites and wire services would be full of stories reporting on Nature studies. Today, however, anyone who posts before 2 p.m. Eastern will be breaking an embargo.

PNAS lifts embargo on cancer detection study after reporting by Sunday Times, Daily Mail

embargowatch.wordpress.com — The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) lifted the embargo early yesterday on a study of a potential new blood marker for cancer after two newspapers reported on the findings before the scheduled lift time of 3 p.m. Eastern today. Here's the top of an email sent to reporters yesterday: Due to an...

The envelope, please: The history of the Oscars and embargoes

embargowatch.wordpress.com — Anyone who has watched the Oscars, which will be awarded tonight, is familiar with the phrase "the envelope, please." But things weren't always kept secret, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reminds us. For the first Academy Awards, in 1929: There was little suspense when the awards were presented that night: the recipients...

eReader bedtime study subject of 11th embargo break at PNAS this year

embargowatch.wordpress.com — The top of an email from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences to reporters this morning: Due to an embargo break, PNAS is lifting the embargo early on the following paper. All other articles are under the scheduled embargo: eReading before bed Use of light-emitting eReaders and other electronic light before bedtime may...

Does Stem Cell Research Have A Retraction Problem?

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Apr 25, 2015

My & @garyschwitzer's slides from #ahcj15 workshop “How to accurately report on medical research findings” now online healthnewsreview.org/2015/04/schwit…

Apr 25, 2015

I'm donating to AHCJ to ensure the future of great health journalism training and standards. Won't you, too? #ahcj15 healthjournalism.org/center-donate.…

Apr 25, 2015

Weekend reads: Faith-based peer review; lab bloopers; post-publication peer review etiquette wp.me/p4XLyD-7b6

Apr 24, 2015

When a study's clinical endpoints are earned run averages and innings pitched: The world of sports clinical trials medpagetoday.com/SportsMedicine…

Apr 24, 2015

When should a paper be retracted? A tale from the obesity literature wp.me/p4XLyD-7bb

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