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A "completely confusing statement" in a gazette notification has scientists wondering which of their papers will and won't be considered towards their promotions in the future.
The philosophy behind the Registered Report format is that the intrinsic value of science is in the rigor of the method, not the appeal of the results.
When a scientific paper is retracted, it can produce long-term aftershocks.
The Royal Society's statement on research integrity sets out key principles and behaviours of an ethical nature for the Fellowship and all those that receive grants from the Society.
Bad research just doesn’t affect the people in the area around it, the people who might spend years trying to take a dodgy result and extend it.
This study investigated the status quo of article retractions by Chinese researchers.
An analysis of potential predatory journals as well as potential poor scientific standards journals.
More than 26 percent of papers identified as systematic reviews or meta-analyses contained spin. This figure rose to up to 84 percent in papers reporting on nonrandomised trials.
Do lay people and scientists themselves recognize that scientists are human and therefore prone to human fallibilities such as error, bias, and even dishonesty?
Study finds faulty research creates a significant drop in use of prior published work.
The recent attempt by China to censor scholarship points to a growing set of challenges in information dissemination. Blaming the publisher obscures these issues.
The landscape of the cash-per-publication reward policy in China and reveal its trend since the late 1990s.
Internal agency report cites problems with implementing 2007 law aimed at curbing scientific misconduct.
To conserve Earth's remarkable species, we must also defend the importance of science and scientific integrity.
Bill Radke talks to Paul Basken, science policy reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education, about how we should consume news that reports on scientific research.
Experts debate how best to point researchers to reputable publishers and steer them away from predatory ones.
Study finds that people aren’t great at spotting fake images.
Google has reportedly financed hundreds of research papers to help fight regulation that could harm it, via stipends of $5,000 to $400,000.
Citizens need to ask for, understand and trust scientific evidence.
Scientists are more concerned about the impact of sloppy science than outright scientific fraud.