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.
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.
The New York Times reports that some academics publish in predatory journals to boost their publication list.
Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.
In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.
The company Publons aims to make being a peer reviewer a more attractive task, the Economist reports.
Retraction Watch speaks with PLOS One's new editor about the journal's decline in the number of papers published and his plans for the journal.
American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.
A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.
Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.
In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.