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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.

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.

Happier Reviewers?

The company Publons aims to make being a peer reviewer a more attractive task, the Economist reports.

In at PLOS One

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.

AI for Peer Review

Scientific publishers are looking into whether artificial intelligence can help the peer-review process, Wired reports.

Pages

The Guardian reports that visa costs could prevent scientists and others from coming to the UK.

The Trump Administration is reconsidering its plan to issue an executive order to require federally funded research to be freely available upon publication, Times Higher Education reports.

Nature News says some preprint repositories may close down due to a lack of funds to cover costs.

In Nature this week: framework for analyzing cancer mutational signatures, treatment resistance in small cell lung cancer followed by increased intratumoral heterogeneity, and more.