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I'm on a scientific publishing kick today. Earlier, I was talking about Nature opening a window into their editorial decisions in neuroscience (https://plus.google.com/u/0/111368909938214413176/posts/iEHhmh2MHHx), and I've mentioned in the past how important it is to follow scientific retractions (https://plus.google.com/u/0/111368909938214413176/posts/Urkw92E5oL3).

Here's the two together: some publishers are cooperating to anonymously discuss their editorial process in how they deal with ethical violations by authors. Fascinating. In fact it's kind of the scientific equivalent of watching soap operas.
All the cases COPE has discussed since its inception in 1997 have been entered into a searchable database. This database now contains over 400 cases together with the advice given by COPE. For more re...
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