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Editorial Snapshot: Concerns about Open Access and predatory publishers within the academic publishing ecosystem

- C.C., Editor

Open access journals and the schemes and the systems associated with this open-access model are becoming an increasingly popular and attractive avenue for researchers to get work published. This paradigm has come into existence, ostensibly, to allow authors to more easily publish research that may be relatively novel or experimental in nature, and to facilitate readers’ ease of access to the literature.

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Editorial Snapshot: Preventing the publication of fraudulent research

- C.C., Editor

Just recently, on January 12, 2022, the co-owner of a clinical research site, Olga Torres, pleaded guilty to a charge of obstructing an FDA investigation into falsified clinical trial data. Her firm, Unlimited Medical Research, was among several hired to conduct a clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of an asthma medication in children.

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Science News: Are you an owl or a lark?

– K.J., Editor

Some people have a life pattern that resembles an owl; they go to bed late and wake up late and are consequently more active at night. Others have a life pattern that resembles a lark because they go to bed early and wake up early and are therefore more active during the day. Scientists call this “chronotype”; being alert and energetic or tired and sleepy at a given time of day. I must admit that I am a night owl. While everyone else is asleep, I like to practice my hobbies and catch up on chores (quietly) until the early morning.

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