Is scientific integrity threatened by US sanctions against Iran?

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 25 August 2014 in:
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Scientific activities are not isolated from the societal activities. Economic crisis, wars, support grants, policy etc. can influence working conditions for scientists.
Recently, the US strengthened its trade restrictions with Iran, stemming from the US policy against “targeted foreign countries […], those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.” The restrictions recommend US publishers of scientific journals to avoid the publication of scientific papers submitted by Iranian scientists…

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COPE European Seminar 2014

By Jorge Rivero González. Published on 20 December 2013 in:
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A new edition of the annual COPE European Seminar will be held on 14 March 2013 in Brussels, Belgium.

The Committee on Publication Ethics [COPE] provides advice to editors and publishers regarding all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. Established in 1997, it now has 7,000 members worldwide representing all academic fields.

The theme of this year’s seminar is “European perspectives on publication ethics”. The organisers encourage…

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