Open Science and scholarly publishing roundup – May 22, 2015

Selected news, views and information on Open Science and scholarly publishing from the past week

Chronicle of Higher Education
‘We need to take a look at the data’: how 2 persistent grad students upended a blockbuster study

New York Times
Retraction sought in study on views of gay marriage

Open-access publisher sacks 31 editors amid fierce row over independence

Frontiers Blog
Frontiers acts to defend distributed editorial independence

The Conversation
Publisher pushback puts open access in peril

Research Information
Elsevier rebuffs COAR/SPARC criticism of sharing and hosting policy

Retraction Watch
What should an ideal retraction notice look like?

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Blind trust in unblinded observation in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

BioMed Central blogs
The future of peer review

NY Times
Fake diplomas, real cash: Pakistani company Axact reaps millions

Boston Globe
The exploitative economics of academic publishing

Library Journal
U. Minnesota Press, CUNY grad center develop hybrid publishing platform

University of Delaware
University of Delaware Library joins COAPI open access coalition

Campus Technology
CU Boulder adopts Open Access

Ocean’s hidden world of plankton revealed in ‘enormous database’

Opal citizen science project expands across the UK

University World News
Major research trends – clustered, international, open

Berkeley Blogs
Cracking open the social sciences: Leamer and Rosenthal strike again

Why do British universities still give ‘scientific’ credibility to homeopathy?

PR Newswire
Amy Brand, Digital Science, receives 2015 CSE award for meritorious achievement

Research Information
Sage and Publons announce peer review pilot
Strengthening governance through open data

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