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Co-founder of Center for Scientific Integrity speaks Feb. 19 about issues in scholarly publishing

February 5, 2016

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Adam Marcus, cofounder of Retraction Watch and the Center for Scientific Integrity, will give a free lecture about issues in scholarly science publishing at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in 103 Reid Hall at Montana State University.

"Retractions, Reproducibility and Other Crises in Scholarly Publishing" will address several critical challenges that Marcus believes the industry is facing. Examples of these challenges include the recent surge in retractions to the emerging crisis of reproducibility as well as how the pressures to publish and weakness in peer review.

Marcus is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University. 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 is a cofounder, with Ivan Oransky, of Retraction Watch and the Center for Scientific Integrity.

Marcus’ lecture is sponsored by the Department of English and the College of Letters and Science.

For more information about this event, please visit the MSU calendar or call 994-3768.

Jody Sanford, 994-7791, jody.sanford@montana.edu