Tag: publishing

April 2019
Books are flying away in a blue sky
News

Call for action: Scientists need to push for open-access science

by ,  /  23 April 2019

Libraries and funding agencies are finally flexing their muscles against journal paywalls. Authors should follow suit.

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March 2019
Hand on graph
News

Statistics experts urge scientists to rethink the p-value

by ,  /  25 March 2019

The American Statistical Association is asking researchers to revamp how they use common statistical methods.

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December 2018
Illustration of profiles with brains of different colors.
Features / Special Reports / 2018: Year in Review

In case you missed it: Five Spectrum stories from 2018

21 December 2018

Spectrum’s editors chose five stories from 2018 you may have missed the first time around.

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Illustration shows paper under review and the research process, on two different sides.
Opinion / Viewpoint

Peer review of methods before study’s onset may benefit science

by  /  4 December 2018

‘Registered reports’ — a type of paper in which experimental protocols are reviewed before the study begins — may make neuroscience studies more rigorous and reproducible.

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November 2018
Ben Barres, a neurobiologist at Stanford University's Medical Center, poses for a portrait in his lab in the university's campus in Stanford, Calif., Tuesday, July 11, 2006.
News

Ben Barres: A transgender scientist shares his story

by ,  /  14 November 2018

Ben Barres agonized over whether to come out as male or commit suicide. In a posthumous memoir, he makes clear that coming out was the right choice.

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August 2018
News

Medical studies often omit authors’ financial conflicts

by ,  /  16 August 2018

Papers in medical journals go through rigorous peer review and meticulous data analysis. Yet many of these articles are missing a key piece of information: the financial ties of the authors.

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June 2018
Week of JuneJun
25th
2018
News / Spotted

Smart genes; Neanderthal mini-brains; diabetes link and more

by  /  29 June 2018

Autism and intelligence share genetic variants, researchers grow Neanderthal mini-brains and see overlap with autism, and maternal diabetes is an autism risk factor.

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Week of MayMay
28th
2018
News / Spotted

Cooperating brains; data confusion; homeopathy claims and more

by  /  1 June 2018

Cooperative problem-solving may have kept human brains small, researchers puzzle over new European online privacy rules, and Canadian officials counter unfounded claims of a cure for autism.

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May 2018
Week of MayMay
21st
2018
News / Spotted

Organoid assortment; transgenerational effect; baby translator and more

by  /  25 May 2018

Researchers can enjoy a complete collection of organoid-related publications, transgenerational effects on the brain are tied to a powerful estrogen, and an app that translates infant cries might aid autism research.

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Figures along the top of a cliff, reaching for the papers falling from the sky and circulating in the air currents.
Opinion / Viewpoint

How I learned to stop worrying and love preprints

by  /  22 May 2018

Preprints are gaining traction in biology, but some researchers have lingering concerns. Should they?

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