Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The hype of science

Kathy sent me a link to this article at TheScientist.com - The hype of science Leading journals including Science and Nature are exaggerating research novelty. You will need to register to read the article but there's no cost.

When original and interesting research is distorted to garner additional attention, both the work in question and previous studies can be shortchanged. Here, I will describe a recent and notable case from the journal Science in which the perceived novelty and importance of a study were significantly enhanced.

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