Tag Archive: Scientific ethics

Dec 12 2012

Under pressure

Scientists are well aware of the fact that pressure can change the outcome of a reaction to yield products that are ?impossible? to obtain otherwise. Pressure can also alter the behavior of matter. Gas molecules behave like liquid under high pressure and totally different characteristics emerge when supercritical conditions are reached. Another well known fact …

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Feb 14 2012

Coercive Citation

As more and more discussed, “impact factor engineering” practices of authors and editors are surfacing up. Here is a Science article that discusses the coercive citation phenomenon in economics, sociology, psychology, and multiple business disciplines. I hope there will be further studies in other fields including chemistry. I am surprised to read one of the comments on this article …

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Feb 13 2012

Ethical Considerations for Authors and Reviewers

ACS is doing a really good job by preparing these videos. I am sure that this series will guide many scientists, students and professors alike, on publishing in a good way. The full series can be watched here.