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Despite the lack of pay and sometimes-thankless nature of the work, peer reviewers are vital to the process of academic publication. This article talks about the new developments in unethical…
Bullying is something that everybody understands is bad, but it remains rife in many fields, including in medicine, the military, and primary or secondary education. This article explores the various…
On July 21, 2022, the prominent blog Retraction Watch and esteemed American journal Science published articles on the newly uncovered evidence of potential academic misconduct in Alzheimer’s disease…
The 7th World Conference on Research Integrity, held in May–June 2022 in Cape Town, focused on issues surrounding ethics in collaboration between researchers in the Global North and South. In this…
The ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict has greatly affected research and researchers in both countries. This post summarizes the challenges and precipitating factors as well as some key measures taken…
As the most widely distributed monkeypox outbreak to date, researchers and clinicians are looking at the smallpox vaccine as a vital tool to contain monkeypox outbreaks. Here, I summarize some key…
The scholarly community has been taking many steps toward understanding and addressing the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community, both within and outside academia. Here's a list of some key events…
The discovery of microscopic plastic fragments within sediments, water bodies, and even within human and animal organs has attracted much attention in non-scientific outlets and social media, but…
Recent outbreaks of avian influenza threaten bird species, and bird populations remain possible reservoirs of potentially zoonotic strains. Worryingly, new outbreaks of these strains are being…