Lecture by Adam Marcus, cofounder of Retraction Watch and the Center for Scientific Integrity Adam Marcus will discuss the recent surge in retractions in scholarly publishing
- Friday, February 19, 2016 at 4:00pm
- Reid Hall, Room 103 - view map
Adam Marcus, the cofounder, with Ivan Oransky, of Retraction Watch and the Center for Scientific Integrity, will present "Retractions, Reproducibility and Other Crises in Scholarly Publishing."
Science might be more advanced than ever, but science publishing -- that's a different story. From the recent surge in retractions to the emerging crisis of reproducibility, scholarly publishing faces several critical challenges. This talk will provide examples of these problems, as well as how the pressures to publish, weakness in peer review and other flaws in the system are making the situation worse.
Marcus is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University, and his writing has appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and many other publications. He teaches science writing at Johns Hopkins, and is managing editor of Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News, a monthly magazine for GI specialists. He splits time in New Jersey and New York City, where he can be seen toting around a bag with running shoes.
This event is sponsored by the Department of English and the College of Letters and Science.
Free and open to the public.