Home/Quality of science and science communication Quality of science and science communication A series of articles looking critically at the quality of both the science being published in academic journals and the communication of this science to the public. The most recent articles appear first below. Unis want research shared widely. So why don't they properly back academics to do it? RETRACTED ARTICLE: The association between early career informal mentorship in academic collaborations and junior author performance [Top 100 research & commentary of 2020] Science communication is more important than ever. Here are 3 lessons from around the world on what makes it work Why you need to think twice about responding to this call for knowledge sharing papers The infodemic in scientific literature during COVID Can I trust this map? 4 questions to ask when you see a map of the coronavirus pandemic The ethical imperative for diverse viewpoints and debate 'There is a problem': Australia's top scientist Alan Finkel pushes to eradicate bad science How do we liberate agriculture and development from academic preferences Fudged research results erode people's trust in experts Initiatives address the dark side of academic publishing Bridging the credibility gap in science communication Simplistic solutions to complex problems turns behavioural science into a dangerous pseudoscience (part 3): Why it's dangerous How do academic ideas spread? Simplistic solutions to complex problems turns behavioural science into a dangerous pseudoscience (part 2): Why it's pseudoscience Why do we discount facts that dispute our opinion? Simplistic solutions to complex problems turns behavioural science into a dangerous pseudoscience (part 1): Confirmation bias and complexity Science says ... bad science reporting by Microsoft News should serve as a wake-up call Testing the reliability of research data Be cautious with the "science" in science news feeds on social media Critical Eye: The damage of "science by media release" Calling Bull: can you identify the lies in public discourse? Research shows that published versions of papers in costly academic titles add almost nothing to the freely-available preprints they are based on The public disengagement with science Science’s credibility crisis: why it will get worse before it can get better Academic journal publishing is headed for a day of reckoning New research uncovers how we consume science news Research reveals the prevalence of spin in academia The "Calling Bullshit" university course Many knowledge management researchers aren't practicing what the profession preaches Critical Eye: Are knowledge management researchers really more unethical, or is there more to the story? Blacklist of predatory journals to return - at a price Retracted Science paper highlights problems with universities and journals What causes bias in scientific literature? Predatory journals recruit 'Dr. Fraud' How to tell the difference between potential predatory and legitimate journals More on the problems in science: the five diseases and other perspectives Open access trends in 2017: the good, the bad, and the irony Statisticians respond to misuse and misinterpretation of "statistical significance" (p-values) in research One of the Science Alert science facts for 2016 called into question Tougher action needed in the fight against scientific fraud Science in crisis: from the sugar scam to Brexit, our faith in experts is fading The natural selection of bad science The big problems in science: what do scientists think, and what are the solutions? Research Check: is it true only half your friends actually like you? We need to talk about the bad science being funded Poor citation practices undermine scientific credibility, so apply these principles The hype in science publishing and reporting is facing increasing scrutiny Psychology research in crisis Critical Eye: An example of hype in science publishing and reporting Science and hype: how overstating facts undercuts trust Editorial: Applying a skeptical eye to science reporting Collapse of the Easter Island ecocide theory: to what extent does opinion influence research?