The pitfalls of complaining about those in power: the Committee on Publication Ethics’ handling of an authorship dispute unsatisfactorily resolved by a university
We shouldn’t expect any other outcome when a former PhD student complains to COPE. Note how the university stacked the deck in defining rules for how these disputes are resolved.
Are female early career academics getting less credit for work done on behalf of (usually male) faculty who get unearned senior authorship?
A Special issue of Journal of Health Psychology concerns PACE, a trial of therapies for patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) that has attracted a great deal of controversy
Publication of the special issue of Journal of Health Psychology will go forward as planned on Monday July 31.
An author, Kjell Gundro Brurberg appealed the rejection of his manuscript. He was offered an opportunity to nominate additional reviewers, but to ensure they did not have conflicts of interest. What happened next…
Asserting privilege: PACE investigators’ request that their manuscript not be peer reviewed or receive replies
After demanding parts of an article published in the Journal of Health Psychology be retracted, the PACE investigators requested their response be published without peer review and with no comments allowed.
Should authors declare a conflict of interest because they suffer from the illness they are writing about?
Some researchers issued a novel demand for correction of an undeclared conflict of interest stemming from the author of a criticism of their work being persons who suffered from the illness targeted by their intervention.
OK, Michael Sharpe, I get it that 400 peer reviewed publications don't qualify me as a reviewer of your paper, I am just not seasoned enough. but could you show me what you look for in a reviewer worthy of evaluating your manuscript?
Publishers are spending millions revamping journal websites. What were formerly simple portals where you accessed articles are being radically redesigned as online content delivery platforms. How does that affect your submission of manuscripts?
Inspired by a tweet from Vinay Prasad Are controversies about data sharing a matter of an established elite with expertise not possessed elsewhere versus an unwashed “democratic” group who couldn’t understand how to use the data if they obtained them? Are those calling for routine data sharing motivated to misrepresent what the elite experts have […]
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