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Tag: publishing

March 2020
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Journals prepare for changes as coronavirus interrupts research

by  /  26 March 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic disrupts researchers’ working lives, the academic journals that publish their work are adjusting too.

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Preprints of autism research, explained

by  /  11 March 2020

Over the past decade, biologists have increasingly been posting their research results on preprint servers, ahead of the results’ publication in traditional scientific journals.

January 2020

Psychology research skews mostly white and wealthy

by ,  /  27 January 2020

For decades, the overwhelming majority of psychology research has examined people who live in the United States and other affluent Western countries — presenting a skewed view of the human mind.

July 2019
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Preprint server aims to lead medical research into era of open science

by  /  31 July 2019

Envisioned as bioRxiv’s clinical cousin, the new preprint server medRxiv hosts unpublished manuscripts describing original medical research.

June 2019
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Data analysis, open access could improve peer-review process

by ,  /  26 June 2019

Data analysis can improve the vetting of scientific papers, but first publishers must agree to make the information public.

April 2019
Books are flying away in a blue sky

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.

March 2019
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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.

December 2018
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In case you missed it: Five Spectrum stories from 2018

by  /  21 December 2018

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

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

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.

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.

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.