Open Science and scholarly publishing roundup – Aug 21, 2015

Retraction Watch
17 retractions from SAGE journals bring total fake peer review count to 250

Nature
Faked peer reviews prompt 64 retractions

Washington Post
Major publisher retracts 64 scientific papers in fake peer review outbreak

Fivethirtyeight
Science isn’t broken. It’s just a hell of a lot harder than we give it credit for

Times Higher Education
Concerns dwindle over quality of open access journals

BioMed Central
New report reveals growing confidence in open access quality

Research Information
Perceptions of open access publishing ‘changing for the better’

Government Computing
Research councils’ open access goal prompts HE archive action

The Conversation
Open access is a development issue: Challenge the status quo

Replication Index
Replicability ranking of 26 psychology journals

Swissinfo
Freedom and responsibility in university research

Washington Post
What live peer review looks like when the fate of the planet is at stake

Union of Concerned Scientists
Union of Concerned Scientists joins criticism of USRTK, PLoS on biotech science literacy “transparency”

Replication Index
Replicability ranking of 26 psychology journals

Authors Guild
Authors, keep your copyrights. You earned them.

The Conversation
Open access is a development issue: Challenge the status quo

Nature
The future of science will soon be upon us

Inside Higher Education
Advice for aspiring academics

Dynamic Ecology blog
What can a journal Editor-in-Chief do to attract you to submit to the journal? a poll

Wired
Wikipedia wars are harming politically charged science

Pacific Standard
Should environmental reporting get the peer-review treatment?

CILIP
Why copyright education is a fundamental part of digital and information literacy

The Guardian
How open data can help save lives

Business Wire
Nature Publishing Group participating in CCC’s new text mining solution

PR Web
The MIT Press becomes 60th publisher to partner with ReadCube

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