Monday, December 4, 2017

NIH to researchers: Don’t publish in bad journals, please

Thanks to Barb Ruggeri for sending along this post from Retraction Watch. If you haven't heard of Retraction Watch yet, they compile and publicize instances of journal retractions from various scientific disciplines. 

One of their big posts last week was about a recent "guide notice" put out by NIH saying: 

"The NIH has noted an increase in the numbers of papers reported as products of NIH funding which are published in journals or by publishers that do not follow best practices promoted by professional scholarly publishing organizations."

Their Office of Extramural Research has answered Retraction Watch's additional questions about this statement:

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