by Charon Pierson
Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus, co-founders of Retraction Watch, will be presenting to INANE attendees on August 4th at our upcoming annual meeting in Las Vegas August 3rd – 5th. Both speakers are in great demand and we are fortunate to have secured their presence at our conference. If you don’t know about Retraction Watch, you might want to attend a free webinar or Reddit chat featuring Ivan Oransky and INANE member Charon Pierson, who is also a COPE Council member. They will be co-presenting on two days in April on the topic of “Catching Errors: Peer Review and Retractions in Publishing.” The first venue is an “Ask Us Anything” chat on Reddit on April 15th from 12-1PM EDT. Here’s the announcement:
[Science AMA Series] We are Charon Pierson, journal editor and elected member of the Governing Council for the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retraction Watch. AUA about publication ethics and retractions.
To access a Reddit chat go to http://www.reddit.com/ and search on the title in the brackets above. You can also search on American Chemical Society, the hosts of the series and sort by New. The chat will be live during the time advertised and will then be archived on the Reddit site after the chat closes. Both Charon and Ivan will be answering questions from as many people as possible.
The second event is a live webinar, also hosted by the American Chemical Society, on April 16th from 2-3PM EDT. Ivan and Charon will be presenting a brief talk about catching errors and how to handle retractions in the literature. They will then take questions from the audience. The live webinar is free but the archived version will only be accessible to members of the American Chemical Society. Here’s the announcement:
We have all seen the headlines where unintentional errors and falsified data have caused papers to be retracted. These instances can damage the reputation of the researchers, journals and institutions that are associated with the research. Join us as Dr. Charon Pierson and Dr. Ivan Oransky discuss the efforts that are being made to combat this issue and expose the bad research as well as what could be changed to improve the review process.
To register for this event, go to http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/events/upcoming-acs-webinars/catching-errors.html
Both of these events will be of interest to nurse editors and a preview of what’s to come in Las Vegas! If you have not registered yet for the conference, be sure to do so by the registration deadline of April 30th! You can register after April 30th, but then the late registration fee applies — no exceptions!!!