Simple things are often more complex than we initially think, and the push for faster publication may be an expensive and risky trend to follow too much further.
Proposals to get more money to younger researchers shine a light on the aging cadre of academic researchers and the lack of succession we risk with current practices.
The editor of eLife, on the eve of accepting his Nobel Prize, publishes an article designed to give his journal a competitive advantage. Unfortunately, the errors, lack of disclosure of his incentives, and inappropriate dismissal of incentives made the social graph light up with derision.
How well do citations predict Nobels? With an ever-expanding roster of eligible candidates, the going is getting tougher.