In the News

Journal impact factor gets a sibling that adjusts for scientific field (Science, 30 June 2021)

Meet the Researchers Fighting Back Against Rogue Peer Reviewers and ‘Citation Cartels’ (Chronicle of Higher Education, 01 October 2019)

Editorial Distortion: Citation cartels in academic publishing (Lab Times, 29 June 2017)

Journal hit by citation scandal named among top in field (Retraction Watch, 16 June 2017)

Steady, strong growth is expected for open-access journals (Physics Today, May 2017)

How to spot a “citation cartel.” (Retraction Watch, 18 January 2017).

Gaming the system, scientific ‘cartels’ band together to cite each others’ work (STAT News, 13 January 2017)

The Shrinking Mega-Journal (Inside Higher Ed, 05 January 2017)

Elsevier’s Answer to the Impact Factor (The Scientist, 09 December 2016)

Controversial impact factor gets a heavyweight rival (Nature, 08 December 2016)

Peer-review ‘heroes’ do lion’s share of the work (Nature, 22 November 2016)

Should academics be paid for peer review? (Times Higher Education, 16 March 2016)

How to hijack a journal (Science, 19 November 2015)

NIH metric that assesses article impact stirs debate (Nature, 06 November 2015)

Hoax-detecting software spots fake papers (Science, 27 March 2015)

Trend Watch: Seven days: 17–23 October 2014 (Nature, 22 October 2014)

Output Drops at World’s Largest Open-Access Journal (Science, 04 June 2014)

Scientists may be reaching a peak in reading habits (Nature, 05 February 2014)

For how long do research papers remain useful? (Times Higher Education, 30 January 2014)

The Secret Half-Lives of Scientific Papers (Science, 19 December, 2013)

Is PubMed Hurting Scientific Journals? (The Scientist, 05 April 2013)

New publishing ventures aim to make peer review easier and less painful (Inside Higher Ed, 01 November 2012)

Journals’ Ranking System Roils Research (Wall Street Journal, 24 August 2012)

Research Intelligence – Citing to win as journals ‘game’ system (Times Higher Education, 09 August 2012)

Open, free access to academic research? This will be a seismic shift (The Guardian 01 May 2012)

Library budgets continue to shrink relative to university spending (Inside Higher Ed, 21 February 2012)

Researchers discover challenges of debating scholarly work on the Web (Inside Higher Ed, 03 February 2012)

Researchers feel pressure to cite superfluous papers (Nature, 02 February 2012)

Study queries open access benefits (IOP Physics World 08 April 2011)

Open Access Does Not Equal More Citations, Study Finds (Chronicle of Higher Education, 01 April 2011)

Peer review: Trial by Twitter (Nature, 19 January 2011)

Is There an Open-Access Citation Advantage? (Chronicle of Higher Education, 19 October 2010)

Long Road to Open Access (Inside Higher Ed, 11 October 2010)

Free Journals Grow Amid Ongoing Debate (Science, 20 August 2010)

Open Access Campaigner Told to Back Off by US Blog (Times Higher Education, 31 December 2009)

Science Publisher Suggests It Played Along With Hoax (Chronicle of Higher Education, 18 June 2009)

Editor quits after journal accepts bogus science article (The Guardian, 18 June 2009)

Editor will quit over hoax paper (Nature, 15 June 2009)

Open-Access Publisher Appears to Have Accepted Fake Paper From Bogus Center (Chronicle of Higher Education, 10 June 2009)

Free Access to Science Papers Found Not to Increase Citations (Chronicle of Higher Education, 01 August 2008)

Evidence Suggests That Publisher’s Reuse of Old Material Was More Extensive Than Initially Thought (Chronicle of Higher Education, 14 January 2005)

Librarian Finds Publisher’s Journals Ran Identical Articles Without Notice (Chronicle of Higher Education, 03 November 2004)

Professor Promotes Student Use of Peer-Reviewed Papers (Chronicle of Higher Education, 07 March 2003)

Web-Loving Students Can Be Prodded to Cite Peer-Reviewed Works in Term Papers, Study Suggests (Chronicle of Higher Education, 06 February 2003)

Second Thoughts on ‘Bundled’ E-Journals (Chronicle of Higher Education, 20 September 2002)