Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Publish or perish?

COMMENT: "A scientific researcher has come up with evidence that a "publish or perish" culture is skewing results in published papers. Dr Fanelli is now with the University of Edinburgh and has just published a paper in the Public Library of Sciences' online journal PLoS one. It looks into whether the publish or perish culture in academia is conflicting with the integrity of research. He says he found a general bias towards "positive" results.    Publish or perish: scientists under pressure PM 27/4/ 2010
But somehow climate science remains immune? 
Sensationalist headline for CSIRO study on ocean salinity
Butterfly study: a case study in confirmation bias

see also  Being published does not turn fiction into fact...
Peer review system is flawed, scientists say

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