Tag Archives: Ivan Oransky

Sorry we assigned a racist to review your book

Inside Higher Education has an excellent account of a horrible decision made by an academic journal…and the journal’s attempt to make things right. Read the whole tale there. The (sorta?) short version:

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What are these little HEARTS doing on my GRAPHS?

Tim Hunt is a biochemist, co-winner of a Nobel Prize in the Physiology or Medicine category (along with Leland Hartwell and Paul Nurse). The prize was for work elucidating how proteins like cyclins control cell division. Sounds like he can … Continue reading

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Sorry if I seemed to be legally liable in any way

Ivan Oransky of Retraction Watch pointed this out to us. Retraction Watch focuses on scientific journals, with sample subject matter including spectroscopy, peptides, climate change, surgical techniques, quantum physics, and yes, surface temperatures of naked-neck chickens.  An article in the … Continue reading

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Physician, (apologize and) heal thyself

Our pal Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch, who’s also the VP of MedPage Today, alerted us to a terrific MedPage Today video about how and why doctors should apologize. It’s not embeddable, but you can watch it here. A summary … Continue reading

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