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  • Retractions: Why The Secrecy?

    Ben Goldacre has an excellent point here at Bad Science: when a paper gets retracted from a journal, shouldn’t everyone know why it’s been retracted… Read More
  • The Life of a Paper

    Angewandte Chemie recently ran a behind-the-scenes article about their journal, with several interesting bits of information. For one thing, they’ve gotte… Read More
  • Putting Some Numbers on Peer Review

    Since we’ve been talking about peer review on and off around here, this paper in PLoS One is timely. The authors are putting some numbers on a problem tha… Read More
  • What A Paper Doesn’t Have In It

    So, should I apologize for the tone of yesterday’s post? I’m not ready to yet, and I’ll explain why. Here’s a general rule: if you find… Read More
  • Chiral What? Chiral How?

    Thanks to an email from a reader, I can bring you this very weird paper from Tetrahedron. The authors claim to have extracted a local plant and isolated nevirap… Read More
  • The Solid Phase

    Looking over the chemical literature with an RSS reader can really give you a sense of what the hot topics are, and what’s cooling off. Remember when it s… Read More
  • Spending and Publishing

    Since we were talking about worldwide scientific productivity here the other day, this article in The Economist is timely. They’re talking about the share… Read More
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