The week at Retraction Watch featured health care fraud charges for a researcher who committed scientific fraud, and a first-ever government agency lawsuit against a scientific publisher for deceit. Here's what was happening elsewhere: The leader of the U.S. Office of Research Integrity faces a staff revolt amid criticisms of her direction, reports Jocelyn Kaiser at Science.
Peer review is a thankless task. Almost entirely uncompensated and usually anonymous, it's considered a professional obligation, a good for science in general. So scientists go along, accepting assignments from editors and effectively killing any chance of binge-watching their favorite show on Netflix after the kids have gone to bed.
A nutrition researcher with multiple retractions who unsuccessfully sued the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for libel has been charged with defrauding a state health insurance plan. The Toronto Star reports that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Ranjit Kumar Chandra for billing the Ontario Health Insurance Plan for "services that were either not provided ...
The week at Retraction Watch featured a new member of our leaderboard and a discussion of what would happen if peer reviewers didn't look at results. Here's what was happening elsewhere: A chemistry society fears vote rigging in its leadership election after candidates receive more votes than there were members.
When a bearded dude at a Brooklyn coffee house says he's shopping his novel around to agents, no one expects to see it on bookstore shelves in their lifetime. When a scientist says she's got a pile of data ready to publish, well, that seems like it should see the light of day.
About a month ago, I suggested -- based on an example of things gone wrong -- that journals shouldn't embargo papers that had already appeared on preprint servers. A little more than a week after that, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) seemed to agree.
The week at Retraction Watch featured an inscrutable retraction notice, and a raft of new retractions for a cancer researcher who once threatened to sue us. Here's what was happening elsewhere: If you thought submitting to scientific journals was convoluted and angst-ridden, wait until you read this guide to submitting to law reviews.
When the editors of the New England Journal of Medicine warned in January that some scientists thought that sharing data would lead to " research parasites " - a subspecies of researchers who gained unearned glory off the backs of their hard-working colleagues - they earned heaps of scorn from the scientific community.
NEW YORK - In the last four decades, I've been to more psychologists and psychiatrists than I can count, from New York to California, from the East Side to the West Side. There have been so many that I've no doubt I'm serious competition for Woody Allen - or certainly one of his characters.
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