Read our topline summary of what the Action Plan for Diamond Open Access is, and how it was developed.
Learn how the pandemic has affected the publication output of male and female scientists, and the proposed reasons for observed disparities.
An open letter on open access: call for greater clarity and transparency of open access terms and conditions
Learn about the next step in the Plan S drive for open science – a letter to publishers calling for greater transparency on open access policies and contracts.
Learn about the importance of short communications in scientific publishing and the potential impact of their decline.
Find out why journals are planning to ask authors, reviewers, and editors about their gender, race, and ethnicity.
Read about the proposed actions to increase social justice in scientific publishing.
Get up to date with the growing fraudulent impersonation problem hitting journals publishing special issues.
Find out the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the scientific community.
Preprints have changed the way that authors can receive feedback on their manuscript; but when does it verge on ‘unethical’ duplicate peer review?
Find out how artificial intelligence tools are influencing the future of scientific communication.
Read the results of a pilot study on the impact of data availability statements on publication workflows.
The suggestion that preprints could replace traditional journals has been debated. Dr Haseeb Irfanullah provides arguments against this view.
Research from higher-status institutions and countries is postulated to receive more favourable peer review. A recent article suggests this may not be the case.
Why loss of confidence in previously published findings does not necessarily lead to self-correction of the scientific record
A new study looks at why researchers may question their past conclusions and how likely they are to disclose this publicly.
Detectives are on the hunt for fake research papers: Nature analysis investigates the paper mill problem
Nature analyses the ongoing battle publishers are facing against paper mills and what editors are doing to identify these fake articles.
How many predatory journals are indexed on the citation database Scopus, and what can be done to address the issue?