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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: publishing

June 2015
Week of JuneJun

Spotted: Celebrating scrutiny; impact detractor

by  /  19 June 2015

Highlighting retractions can keep researchers in check, and a top journal editor wants to rethink ‘impact.’

May 2015
Week of MayMay

Spotted: Crucial count; animal anxiolytics

by  /  22 May 2015

The world’s most populous country takes stock of autism, and guinea pigs ease anxiety in children with the disorder.

Week of MayMay

Spotted: Bad review; good business

by  /  8 May 2015

A sexist peer review sparks a Twitter firestorm, and business is booming for some firms that employ people with autism.

April 2015
Week of AprilApr

Spotted: CRISPR clash; looking for love

by  /  17 April 2015

A biotech breakthrough sparks a high-stakes patent war, and two new films follow people with autism looking for love.

February 2015

When researchers share data, everyone wins

by  /  13 February 2015

Imagine a world in which researchers reveal all their clinical trial data, allowing their peers to do their own analyses and confirm the findings. A new report by the Institute of Medicine outlines ways to make this scenario a reality.

June 2013

Registered reports

by  /  14 June 2013

The more researchers poke around, the more likely they are to find a significant effect — and the more likely that the effect they end up reporting is just a fluke. A new kind of journal article, the ‘registered report,’ may address this problem, says Jon Brock.

March 2013

Perfect match

by  /  5 March 2013

Researchers must use better measures to show that experimental and control groups are well matched, says Jon Brock.

February 2013

Retracted results

by  /  19 February 2013

The SHANK3 mouse model described in a 2011 Cell paper that was retracted 17 January is still worth studying, says Alan Packer.

November 2012

Publishing secrets

by  /  6 November 2012

Papers that are turned down by one journal and end up being published by another are cited significantly more often than papers accepted by the first-choice journal, according to an analysis published 12 October in Science.