Categories

archive Block
This is example content. Double-click here and select a page to create an index of your own content. Learn more


Authors

archive Block
This is example content. Double-click here and select a page to create an index of your own content. Learn more

Correct & retract, assuming you catch it

For Sale: “Your Name Here” in a Prestigious Science Journal

Scientists, for whom published articles are the route to promotion or tenure or support via grants, are competing harder than ever before to get their articles into peer-reviewed journals. Scientific journals are proliferating on the Web but, even so, supply is still unable to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for respectable scientific outlets. The worry is that this pressure can lead to cheating.

My only disagreement here is that the way things are set up already leads to cheating (and faking, fudging, plagiarism, and bribery). It's been happening and in some cases it's done irreparable harm

"We've got a problem here," Filion says. He believes that the deluge is just beginning. "There is so much pressure and so much money at stake that were going to see all sorts of excesses in the future."

Or, you know, now. 

'Bionic' spinal implant helped paralysed rats walk

I don’t get seasick, but sailing the seas of intestinal disease makes me queasy