Want to Earn $10k per Month? Join the "Journals Mafia"
A new service called "Journals Mafia" appears to act as an intermediary between authors and journals - accepting articles, formatting and fixing the language, and submitting it to the journal. Since the authors pay to publish the articles, the company shares the profits with journals that publish the paper.
Nature Says It Wants to Publish Replication Attempts. so What Happened When a Group of Authors Submitted One to Nature Neuroscience?
Over the past few years, Nature has published editorials extolling the virtues of replication, concluding in one that “We welcome, and will be glad to help disseminate, results that explore the validity of key publications, including our own.” Mante Nieuwland, of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, and colleagues were encouraged by that message and submitted one such replication attempt to Nature Neuroscience. In a three-part guest post, Nieuwland will describe what happened when they did and discusses whether reality lives up to the rhetoric.
17 Researchers Resign in Protest from Editorial Board at Nature Journal
More than a dozen members of the editorial board at Scientific Reports have resigned after the journal decided not to retract a 2016 paper that a researcher claims plagiarized his work. As of this morning, 19 people — mostly researchers based at Johns Hopkins — had stepped down from the board.
Publishing needs more science, fewer stories: Q&A with founders of ScienceMatters
Ever wish you could just publish an exciting result, without having to wait for the entire string of data that follows in order to tell an entire story, which then gets held up for months by peer review at traditional journals?