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Articles related to scientific publishing

Feature: One Eye on the Future
The newly appreciated relevance of pupillary studies conducted in the 1960s provides a cautionary tale about the modern metrics used to evaluate which research projects should gain funding.
Feature: Alternative Measures of Research Impact
New “altmetrics” tools are enabling universities and the private sector to identify emerging talent much earlier than traditional measures of academic publications and citations.
conSCIENCE: How Significant Is P?
Questions over the significance of P values requires the adoption of a new and transparent approach to validating research data.
conSCIENCE: Can Journal Publishing Be Democratised?
An experiment in academic publishing has tested journal practices and questioned whether the autocratic power of editorial boards needs to be returned to researchers.
conSCIENCE: How to Get the Most out of Scientific Data
Researchers act as if they own their data, but this is counterproductive to the pursuit of science.
conSCIENCE: Appropriate Behaviour?
Plagiarism by academic reviewers is hard to prove, and even harder to punish.
Up Close: Publish and perish: Science and medical researchers under pressure
Psychiatrist Joeri Tijdink discusses his research into how increasing pressures on science and medical researchers to win funding, achieve positive research results, and publish in highly esteemed journals may be linked to professional burnout and even research misconduct.
Up Front: A Sour Taste from Artificial Sweeteners
The food industry has been accused of influencing research that it sponsors.
Up Front: Don’t Bite the Hand that Funds
Corporate interests have a heavy hand in how research is designed, conducted and reported.