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VP, global editorial director, @medpagetoday; journalism adjunct, NYU; blogger, Embargo Watch, @RetractionWatch; VP, AHCJ; ex-Reuters; Zinfandel drinker.

Weekend reads: “Too good to be true” results; the paper as an “artificial landmark”

retractionwatch.com — The week at Retraction Watch kicked off with news of the European Science Foundation threatening to sue a scientist for calling a review process "flawed." Here's what was happening elsewhere: Now that's self-awareness: Nature calls the peer-reviewed paper an "artificial landmark." Are the findings in an epigenetics paper "too good to be true?"


slideshare.net — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: What Retractions Tell Us About Scientific Transparency

“This situation left me ashamed and infuriated with myself:” Scientist retracts two papers

retractionwatch.com — A Portuguese group has retracted two papers in the Journal of Bacteriology after mislabeled computer files led to the wrong images being used. And, we've learned in a heartfelt email, the first author was devastated. Here's the notice for "MtvR Is a Global Small Noncoding Regulatory RNA in Burkholderia cenocepacia": A number of problems related to images...

At a snail’s pace: Species rediscovered, but paper on its disappearance remains

retractionwatch.com — A few weeks ago, in Weekend Reads, we highlighted the story of a snail species, thought to have gone extinct thanks to global warming, that had been rediscovered. Now, as first reported by The Scientist, the journal in question has addressed the issue. Here's the story: In 2007, Biology Letters published a paper by Justin...

Neuroscientist who threatened to sue Science-Fraud.org, retracted two papers is out at Tufts

retractionwatch.com — Gizem Donmez, a neuroscientist who has retracted two papers from Cell and the Journal of Biological Chemistry, is no longer in her position at Tufts University, Retraction Watch has learned. A Tufts spokesperson confirmed the news for us yesterday: Dr. Donmez is no longer employed by Tufts University.

PubPeer Selections: PubPeer comments lead to Science correction; crystal structure in triplicate

retractionwatch.com — Here's another installment of PubPeer Selections: "Hello. I am the first author and thank you for pointing out this issue," writes an author of a Science paper. "Since your posts, we have carefully investigated what happened. During preparation of multiple drafts and revisions I inadvertently used the same image twice."

How meta: Paper on errors retracted for “too many stupid mistakes”

retractionwatch.com — A paper published in Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science has been retracted for statistical and typographical mistakes. Here's the notice for "Comparing Measurement Error Between Two Different Methods of Measurement of Various Magnitudes": Due to errors, the statistical analyses of the manuscript titled "Comparing Measurement Error Between Two Different Methods of Measurement of Various Magnitudes" by...

European Science Foundation demands retraction of criticism in Nature, threatens legal action

retractionwatch.com — The European Science Foundation (ESF) has threatened legal action against a scientist for calling an evaluation process supported by the agency "flawed" in a commentary piece in Nature. Amayo Moro-Martin, an assistant astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and an associate research scientist at The Johns Hopkins University, apparently angered the ESF with...

Weekend reads: Senator loses degree for plagiarism; bad coltis poetry; fraud on the big screen

retractionwatch.com — The week at Retraction Watch featured papers by a fake author with a brilliant if profane name, and the unmasking of fraudster Diederik Stapel as a sock puppet. Here's what was happening elsewhere: John Walsh, the Democratic U.S. senator from Montana, has lost his master's degree from the Army War College for plagiarism.

After 16 retractions, management professor Lichtenthaler resigns post

retractionwatch.com — Ulrich Lichtenthaler, a management professor at the University of Mannheim who has had to retract 16 papers for data irregularities, has resigned his faculty position. According to a terse release from the university (translated from German): Prof. Dr. Lichtenthaler informed the Rector of the University of Mannheim that he wants to leave the University of...
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Oct 20, 2014

"Six experienced cannabis users smoked cannabis...in a sealed chamber. Six non-smokers were seated with smokers..." ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25326203

Oct 20, 2014

Journal of Neuroscience still won’t explain author-initiated retractions wp.me/pYKlt-63K

Oct 19, 2014

First, Bob Dylan lyrics. Now: Researcher added "a reference to mothers in leopard-print G-strings" to papers timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/hidden-le…

Oct 18, 2014

Weekend reads: “Too good to be true” results; the paper as an “artificial landmark” wp.me/pYKlt-62P

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