Preprint server removes ‘inflammatory’ papers in superconductor controversy | Science

A debate over claims of room temperature superconductivity has now boiled over into the realm of scientific publishing. Administrators of arXiv, the widely used physics preprint server, recently removed or refused to post several papers from the opposing sides, saying their manuscripts include inflammatory content and unprofessional language. ArXiv has also banned one of the … Read more

Few journals heed calls to boycott Russian papers | Science

Since Russian forces invaded their country, Ukrainian scientists have repeatedly issued a plea to the world’s journal editors: Punish Russia by declining to publish manuscripts from its scientists. But editors and publishers have largely refused the call. The journals cite a long-held principle in scientific publishing, enshrined by the International Science Council and other organizations, … Read more