peer-reviewed publication

A pair of researchers has found that retracted papers are often still cited and call for them to be harder to access, Retraction Watch reports.

Just Skip that Step

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.

Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

What happens to scientific papers when certain journals are no longer published? Some scientists are trying to make sure they don't disappear forever.

Talk It Up on Twitter

An analysis appearing in PeerJ finds that social media mentions of a paper may lead to increased citations.

The US National Institutes of Health has decided to discontinue PubMed Commons because of low uptake.

Keep It Quality

The National Institutes of Health's Office of Extramural Research expands on its recent call for researchers to avoid publishing in problematic journals at Retraction Watch.

A scientific publishing expert calls for peer reviews to be made public alongside the papers they critique, according to Retraction Watch.

According to Nature News, the African Academy of Sciences is launching an open-access publishing platform next year.

For a Longer CV

The New York Times reports that some academics publish in predatory journals to boost their publication list.

Pages

In a commentary at eLife, Brandeis University's Eve Marder calls on researchers to value and pursue truth.

Researchers have developed a way to quickly edit white blood cells, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: rice gene enables plants to grow quickly in times of flooding, and more.

Education-linked genetic variants could also predict a small portion of a person's social mobility, Newsweek reports.