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Science Advances article on diabetes drug co-authored by Mauro Ferrari retracted after readers spot irregularities
But auditing such efforts will be difficult, while unintended consequences are always a risk, warns Athene Donald.
Unequal childcare burden blamed for fall in share of published research by women since schools shut, but funding bodies look to alleviate career impact.
Nations are increasingly making conscious efforts to propel a subset of their universities into the global elite. But are such aspirations ever met? And, if they are, is that a blessing or a curse for those institutions denied entry to the club?
The pandemic has worsened longstanding sexist and racist inequalities in science pushing many of us to say 'I'm done', write 35 female scientists
Global recession may make public and policymakers think more about those 'at the bottom of society', says social policy academic.
With insights from a variety of fields potentially useful in the fight against coronavirus, some French academics are arguing for more research and data to be made publicly available
UKRI and other funders must prevent good intentions on open access from undermining good science, says Lee Cronin.
Proposals to mandate open access monographs from 2024 will make it harder to publish and will limit career chances, says professor
Reversing the relationship between authors and publishers would ease perverse incentives that impede progress, say Hilal Lashuel and Benjamin Stecher
Large investments are needed to make research data open and accessible but tackling global problems depends on it, says Paul Ayris
Former editors-in-chief at European Law Journal say the departure of editorial boards raises issue about 'who owns' scholarly journals.
Gender quotas have improved female representation on internal panels, but researchers have highlighted that the loss of research time slows career progression.
Richard Horton says periodicals can no longer sit 'passively waiting' for submissions and should instead focus on issues such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Preventing unethical behaviour requires regulatory and institutional reforms, as well as lead researchers remaining close to work done in their name, says Futao Huang
Study suggests that 'predatory' spam targeted specifically at scholars costs universities $1.1 billion annually.
Widely expected Plan S-style order hailed as 'major boost' to global movement
World's second-biggest publisher says proposals to accelerate switch to open access would not be sustainable for many titles
Balancing Dominic Cummings' agenda with industrial strategy approach, and deciding on geographical focus for increased investment, seen as key challenges
Irina Dumitrescu's tips for 'upward toxicity' was THE's most-read article of 2019. But it doesn't have to be this way, says John Tregoning
Altmetric list of scholarship getting the most online attention shows that authenticity in science, and society more generally, is major theme of the year.
Economic and Social Research Council may provide four years of PhD funding amid concerns over stress caused by three-year model
Proposals include new job classifications, a rolling back of metrics, and shorter publication lists in a bid to end excessive 'emphasis on research performance'.
Universities preach meritocracy but, in reality, bend over backwards to protect toxic personalities, says Irina Dumitrescu.
'Geo-specific access models' will help overcome problem of different nations having different policies towards open access, European Commission expert argues.
Algorithms may simply lead to 'self-fulfilling prophecies' and do not give reasons for their decisions, Oxford researcher warns.
There have been big declines in the proportion of humanities and social science papers published in Norwegian, conference told
ETH rector says academia should focus on 'excellent performances', not quantity of research.
Brian Schmidt says academia is losing brightest researchers because they cannot endure 'intolerable' precarity throughout their thirties
Kathryn M. Rudy considers the huge expenses of doing scholarly work in her field of art history.