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Thousands of grant peer reviewers share concerns in global survey

21 October 2019

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Peer review process helps funders make decisions, but researchers say it is time-consuming and lacks transparency.

Desperately seeking scientists

12 August 2019

Jeffrey M. Perkel

When so many email addresses on journal articles don’t work, we have a problem.

Never on a Sunday! Is there a best day for submitting an article for publication?

8 August 2019

James Hartley

It could mean the difference between rejection and acceptance.

Google Scholar reveals its most influential papers for 2019

2 August 2019

Bec Crew

These 7 high-impact papers are citations gold.

6 ways to deal with rejection

31 July 2019

Staci Zavattaro

Rejection in academia seems particularly personal, but it doesn't have to be.

Out of date before it's published

30 July 2019

Jon Brock

Zika provides a vision for how to keep pace with a fast-moving research field.

Fudged research results erode people’s trust in experts

26 July 2019

Gavin Moodie

Some academic reports are flawed, and they're undermining trust in the vast majority that are rigorous and accurate.

Writing over the holidays? Here's how to do it

25 July 2019

Chris Smith

Writing over the holidays can be effective, but should be approached thoughtfully. 

What matters most on the road to scientific success?

24 July 2019

Viviane Callier

The skills and strategies — as well as the invisible structural factors — that contribute to scientific productivity.

The 5 most popular scientific papers of June

24 July 2019

Bec Crew

Everything’s melting, but Boaty McBoatface is a beacon of hope.

Harvard University’s top 5 authors in life sciences

23 July 2019

Bec Crew

These scientists are Harvard’s most prolific authors of high-quality life sciences papers. 

10 key insights from the first research scorecards for G20 countries

19 July 2019

Bec Crew

Australia shines; the US, not so much.

Time to lift the veil on peer review

12 July 2019

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Data analysis can improve the vetting of scientific papers, but first, publishers must agree to make the information public.

Q&A Wendy Belcher: How to write a journal article in 12 weeks

11 July 2019

Bec Crew

What they don’t teach at your institution. 

Singapore joins the rise of research integrity networks

3 July 2019

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Global effort to combat research misconduct gathers pace.

African scientists launch their own preprint server

25 June 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

The free, online outlet is one of a growing number for academics on the continent to share their work.