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George Christensen and Bob Katter seem to be using the science replication crisis to cast doubt on research findings that farmers don’t like. Mick Tsikas/AAP Image

Real problem, wrong solution: why the Nationals shouldn’t politicise the science replication crisis

Across science, only around half of published results can be successfully replicated. But while this is a serious problem, the proposed public audit looks like a political bid to cast doubt on science.
Academic journals rely on peer review to support editors in making decisions about what to publish. from www.shutterstock.com

When to trust (and not to trust) peer reviewed science

There's peer review – and then there's peer review. With more knowledge you can dive in a little deeper and make a call about how reliable a science paper really is.
Locking articles away behind a paywall stifles access. Elizabeth

Academic journal publishing is headed for a day of reckoning

In our institutions of higher education and our research labs, scholars first produce, then buy back, their own content. With the costs rising and access restricted, something's got to give.
Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton, who has worked with those who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, spoke to an open committee at the Institute of Medicine in February 2015 about the biomedical nature of CFS. Susan Walsh/AP

How a study about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was doctored, adding to pain and stigma

A study that suggested Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was more psychological than physical has been debunked. How did the data get doctored?
More is less in the world of research publications. Desktop image via www.shutterstock.com.

Peer review is in crisis, but should be fixed, not abolished

The traditional mode of publishing scientific research faces much criticism – primarily for being too slow and sometimes shoddily done. Maybe fewer publications of higher quality is the way forward.
What are the implications of peer review on competition in science? PROChristian Guthier

Here’s how competition makes peer review more unfair

Peer review is a crucial part of the academic publication system. It is also a critical part of the hiring and evaluation process. What's the problem with peer review?

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