Tribalism, Fraud, and the Loss of Perspective in Alzheimer’s Disease Research

A recent data falsification scandal in Alzheimer’s research raises new questions about perverse incentives in the culture and practice of science.

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Revisiting: Will the Future of Scholarly Communication Be Pluralistic and Democratic, or Monocultural and Authoritarian?

Rick Anderson revisits a 2020 post: One way or another, the #scholcomm community is going to choose either a diversity of publishing models or a monoculture, because it can’t have both. How will this choice be made, and by whom?

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Desperately Seeking (Statistical) Significance

Twitter does not increase citations, a reanalysis of author data shows. Did the authors p-hack their data?

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A New Twist on a Publishing Scam: Ghost-authoring Book Reviews for Fun and Profit

In a new twist on academic fraud, a company now offers to pay you to write and publish book reviews that will be credited to someone else.

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Community, Inclusivity, Adaptability, and Integrity  

In today’s post, Alice Meadows talks to Randy Townsend and Miranda Walker about the recent work they led to identify and articulate SSP’s core values, and how they’ll be embedded in the society’s future activities.

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Guest Post – Cybersecurity and Academic Libraries: Findings from a Recent Survey

Susie Winter reviews recent data on cybersecurity for academic libraries, as well as a survey of awareness and attitudes toward best practices among librarians.

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Libraries and the Contested Terrain of “Neutrality”

Are libraries “neutral”? That question is way too simplistic to serve as anything other than a political football.

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Guest Post — Research Integrity: Ensuring Trust in Global Research   

A look at developments in research integrity, and the attempt to build a universal culture of ethical and responsible practice in research as well as systems within the overall research ecosystem for such a culture to flourish.

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Connecting Sustainable Development, Publishing Ethics, and the North-South Divide

Haseeb Irfanullah explores the Global North-South divide in scholarly publishing ethics in the context of sustainable development.

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Guest Post — Can Technology in the Post-cookie World be Designed to Respect User Privacy?

Minhaj Rais looks at possible solutions for beneficial data mining activities that don’t infringe on user privacy.

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Revisiting — Journalism, Preprint Servers, and the Truth: Allocating Accountability

In light of the recent anniversary of the January 6th attack on the US Capitol, we revisit Rick Anderson’s post on how journalists flag unsupported claims and blatant falsehoods, and whether preprint platforms should do the same.

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