An editorial expression of concern is a way to alert readers to behind-the-scenes worries about the integrity of a publication. It emerged in 1997, from the influential International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, but was hardly
The case of the missing neurological drug trials remains shrouded in mystery. Nearly 48,000 people took part in these trials for new drugs for multiple sclerosis, stroke, Alzheimer disease, migraine, epilepsy, insomnia, and Parkinson disease.
Remember the Kardashian index? That was Neil Hall’s 2014 tongue-in-cheek(ish) dig at science Twitter and “Science Kardashians” – scientists with a high Twitter-follower-to-citation ratio. Inspired, Science took a scoop into the massive Twitter ocean and came up
“Recommendations for effective myth debunking may thus need to be revised”. One of the authors of this conclusion is Stephan Lewandowsky. He’s also one of the authors of the Debunking Handbook, which made and popularized those recommendations in the
There’s a new kid on the publication access block at PubMed. It’s a little one, so you might not notice it for a while amongst the giants: a new high-profile spot for icon’s links to free
Do you want to see more photos and stories of amazing women and other under-represented scientists? Sure you do! And you can help, too, even with tweets or just a few minutes every
The photos are gorgeous. They’re uplifting. The images bring women we have not heard of before to life, shifting our own image of “science”, too. The stream of women scientists’ faces is one of
A few years ago, I wrote that open access (OA) publications were gaining momentum. Based on a study of 2006 to 2010 in the biomedical literature database, PubMed, our access to publications was apparently growing
Freedom itself is again at stake… It is difficult to believe in progress, at least in decency and commonsense, when this can happen almost in a night in a previously civilised State… [W]e must
A tweet jolted me today. Doublespeak hit the news a few days ago, sending George Orwell’s final masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four, back into a bestseller list. It was the anniversary of Orwell’s death this weekend, too.