Have you been “Bullied into Bad Science?” How to support Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and eliminate the publish or perishmentality from our labs.

Have you been “Bullied into Bad Science?” How to support Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and eliminate the publish or perishmentality from our labs.

A group of postdocs at University of Cambridge are taking the lead in combatting academic bullying of young researchers in the world of publishing. This campaign – driven by self-branded “Early Career Researchers (ECRs)” – condemns current publishing practices and urges the scientific community to embrace more transparent and open publishing practices to better promote scientific progress. 

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What is self-plagiarism? (and why it is not research misconduct)

What is self-plagiarism? (and why it is not research misconduct)

You may have heard the term “self-plagiarism” – or the related terms of “text recycling,” “redundancy,” “reuse,” or “overlapping text” – thrown around recently as a form of alleged research misconduct. In fact, a new wave of misconduct charges relying on these broad concepts has emerged, threatening research scientists from all walks of the science community.

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