17 Researchers Resign in Protest from Editorial Board at Nature Journal
More than a dozen members of the editorial board at Scientific Reports have resigned after the journal decided not to retract a 2016 paper that a researcher claims plagiarized his work. As of this morning, 19 people — mostly researchers based at Johns Hopkins — had stepped down from the board.
Discredited Gene-Editing Researcher Vows to Clear His Name
A Chinese biologist whose team on Wednesday retracted a high-profile paper on a gene-editing technology has vowed to press ahead with experiments that he hopes will vindicate the potential rival to the CRISPR/Cas9 system.
Chinese scientists can be paid up to $165K for publishing a single paper in a top Western journal. The first study of payments to Chinese scientists for publishing in high-impact journals has serious implications for the future of research.
Fed up with the relentless pressure to produce reams of jazzed-up findings, a group of junior researchers at the University of Cambridge are fighting back with a campaign called Bullied into Bad Science.