The Transparent Factor | GenomeWeb

Thomson Reuters, the firm behind the impact factor, says it is going to be more transparent about how it ranks scientific journals, Nature News reports.

While the company developed the impact factor to help librarians sort through the various scientific journals to determine which ones to subscribe to, it has become a metric by which not only journals, but also the researchers who publish in those journals are measured.

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In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.

A cancer researcher retracts 19 articles from one journal for image manipulation, according to Retraction Watch.

Precision medicine has to consider context in addition to genetic mutations in cancer treatment, Medscape reports.

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