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?
Find out why PLOS wants institutions to pay an annual open access fee under the Community Action Publishing model, rather than charging researchers per article.
Cabells and CIBER Research tell us why predatory publishing remains commonplace across the world.
Find out more about what was covered at this year’s online conference of the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA).
Scientist-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson points to narrative structure as the essential element for clarity and increased audience engagement in scientific communication.
Find out more about how disproportionate care loads, exacerbated by the pandemic, are impacting women’s ability to participate in scientific publishing.
Get up to date with the key improvements in research recognition, including information on contributor roles taxonomy (CRediT) and updates to ORCID.
‘Little deals’ are replacing large scale journal subscriptions. But how is this changing purchasing landscape impacting libraries and their users?
What is the optimal design for a scientific poster? Insights from the founder of the #betterposter movement
Mike Morrison discusses the problem with traditional scientific posters and how they could be redesigned to more effectively communicate research.
Find out more about the principles of the Jussieu Call, which aims to promote bibliodiversity alongside open access in scientific publishing.
With a survey revealing that half of researchers have ghostwritten peer review reports, do peer review processes require reform?
Researchers continue to use the impact factor as a metric for their career progression, but is it a matter of misconstrued peer pressure?