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.
Scientific publishers are looking into whether artificial intelligence can help the peer-review process, Wired reports.
A pair of researchers from the American Geophysical Union examines why women are less likely to serve as peer reviewers.
The Ottawa Citizen got a fake paper published in its test of quality control at two Canadian publishers recently bought by OMICS International.
Bloomberg Law writes that the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act may work better as a privacy, rather than anti-discrimination, law.
TechCrunch reports that Linda Avey has a new personal genomics startup that's focusing on India.
A new report finds that though the US has increased its activity in science and engineering, its global share of that activity has fallen in some areas, according to Inside Higher Ed.
In Nature this week: genomic analysis of rapeseed, universal target enrichment method for metagenomic sequencing, and more.