News

  • Is Science Broken, Or Is It Self-Correcting?

    Jun 27, 2017
    Neuroskeptic

    By:
    Neuroskeptic
    Media coverage of scientific retractions risks feeding a narrative that academic science is broken – a narrative which plays into the hands of those who want to cut science funding and ignore scientific advice.
  • Journals’ Retreat From Data-Sharing Mandate Puts Onus on Universities and Government

    Jun 19, 2017
    the Chronicle of Higher Education

    By:
    Paul Basken
    A year ago the world’s leading medical-journal editors announced plans to require their authors to share with other scientists the data associated with their published articles about clinical trials.
  • Why We Can't Trust Academic Journals to Tell the Scientific Truth

    Jun 19, 2017
    The Guardian

    By:
    Julian Kirchherr
    Academic journals don’t select the research they publish on scientific rigour alone. So why aren’t academics taking to the streets about this?
  • How Bad Science can Lead to Bad Science Journalism — and Bad Policy

    Jun 14, 2017
    the Washington Post

    By:
    Stephen Soumerai and Ross Koppel
    Journalists play essential roles in translating research on health and health policy for the public, government officials and even scientists. But with a proliferation of media outlets competing for readers’ attention and university press offices and academic journals seeking news headlines, accuracy often suffers.
  • Can It Really be True that 50% of Research is Unpublished?

    Jun 14, 2017
    the BMJ Blog

    By:
    Authors: Paul GlasziouIain Chalmers
    If 50% of mail we posted never arrived, the outcry would be considerable. Although current estimates are that about half of research goes unpublished, there is little outcry.