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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: publishing

July 2023
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Exclusive: Investigation prompts retraction of 17 studies from now-shuttered clinic

by  /  14 July 2023

The University of Maryland found the papers included some data without participant consent.

June 2023
A wadded up piece of red paper sits next to a wastebasket filled with similar pieces of crumped red paper.

Controversial ‘cost of autism’ paper retracted

by  /  13 June 2023

The journal’s decision comes two years after Spectrum covered backlash from researchers over the study.

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Retraction, She Wrote: Dorothy Bishop’s life after research

by  /  12 June 2023

A renowned researcher’s eye for detail has given her a second career and a new following.

May 2023
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Nerve regeneration paper retracted over faked data

by  /  24 May 2023

The paper marks the second retraction for one of the co-authors.

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Neuroscience journal retracts 13 papers at once

by  /  22 May 2023

The papers were flagged by a method that has now been called into question.

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Flawed protocol for levodopa clinical trial brings retractions

by  /  9 May 2023

The retracted studies mar hope for the drug’s use in depression.

Photograph of two women of color working with a white male colleague in a laboratory.

Black and women researchers are less likely to hold three or more NIH grants simultaneously

by  /  5 May 2023

A growing proportion of researchers has reached such “super principal investigator” status, but the distribution is not even across demographic groups.

April 2023

Publisher retracts autism paper after spotting ‘tortured phrases’

by  /  27 April 2023

The paper used more than two dozen such terms, which have cropped up in thousands of published papers in recent years.

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Questions arise around two published studies from Harvard group

by  /  20 April 2023

An anonymous tipster has been sifting through the papers of Jia Liu and his team.

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Imaging journal editors resign over ‘extreme’ open-access fees

by  /  19 April 2023

The editors intend to start a new nonprofit journal.