Medical Journal Editors Expect Authors to Disclose Conflicts of Interest - but Don't Disclose Their Own
Virtually all top medical journals require authors to disclose potential conflicts of interest, but few - just 12% - apply that same medicine to their own editors by publicly disclosing editors’ financial ties to industry, a study has found.
A Vaunted Program for Boosting the Diversity of U.S. Academic Scientists is Starting to Spread
Until recently, few universities tried to replicate the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, aiming to increase diversity among future leaders in science, technology, engineering and related fields. But that's changing.
EU Science Chief Wants to Work ERC Magic on Innovation
The European Union’s research commissioner Carlos Moedas has proposed setting up a European Innovation Council (EIC) to fund applied research and innovation. Inspired by the well-loved European Research Council (ERC), this idea is one of several measures announced here yesterday to boost innovation across the union.
A Wave of Graduate Programs Drops the GRE Application Requirement
The standardized test normally required for graduate school entrance in the US is being dropped by an increasing number of science PhD programs, amid concerns about diversity and the test's predictive value.
To Meet the 'Plan S' Open-Access Mandate, Journals Mull Setting Papers Free at Publication
Some publishers are considering an approach they hope will both comply with "Plan S" and maintain their subscription income: allowing authors to post manuscripts in public archives as soon as their papers are published.
National Academy of Sciences Will Vote on Ejecting Sexual Harassers
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., will ask its members this month to change the organization’s bylaws to allow proven sexual harassers and those guilty of other misconduct to be ejected from their ranks.