Navigating the Retraction Minefield in China and Beyond: A Need for Systemic Changes and Increased Focus on Researcher Well-Being

The nationwide audit of retracted articles in China underscores the interconnectedness of stakeholders within the research ecosystem and emphasizes the importance of aligning incentives and priorities to foster a culture of integrity and accountability. Can similar efforts be applied globally to cultivate a culture of accountability and transparency?  

Guest Post — Navigating the Drift: Persistence Challenges in the Digital Scientific Record and the Promise of dPIDs

The internet was not designed to provide a permanent digital record of scientific research. This post looks at current approaches to addressing the shortcomings of the existing Internet technology, identify remaining bottlenecks, and suggest how they could be resolved. Upgrades to the backbone of the scientific record could go a long way toward addressing the replication crisis and the increasing challenges for publishers to spot fake research.