The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

What Retractions Tell Us About Scientific Transparency

Presented by Beta Phi Mu

Co-sponsored by:

  • RU Libraries
  • SC&I Alumni Association
  • NJ Center for the Book

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Retraction Watch co-founder Ivan Oransky, MD will discuss . . .

While retractions from scientific journals are the "nuclear option" in self-correction, they are a compelling window into the process of peer review and publication. In a review of the first four years of Retraction Watch --, which has been called "one of the best innovations in science in recent years" by former BMJ editor in chief Richard Smith -- speaker Ivan Oransky will discuss the reasons why papers are retracted, how often fraud occurs, whether journals are quick or slow to respond, and other issues related to scientific integrity.

Ivan Oransky

Retraction Watch co-founder Ivan Oransky, MD, is vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today. He teaches medical journalism at New York University’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program, and is vice president of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

In the past, Oransky has been executive editor of Reuters Health, managing editor, online, of Scientific American, and deputy editor of The Scientist. Oransky earned his bachelor’s degree at Harvard University, where he was executive editor of The Harvard Crimson, and earned his M.D. at the New York University of School of Medicine, where he holds an appointment as clinical assistant professor of medicine.


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7:00 Welcome to our on-site and online participants

7:10 Introduction and program format

7:15 to 8:15 Dr. Oransky's presentation

8:15 Open Q&A

8:25 Closing remarks and announcement of our next big events!

Moderator: Joyce Valenza

Director MLIS Program, Rutgers University, School of Communication & Information

Connie Pascal, Doctoral Student, Library and Information Science and MLIS Colloquium Coordinator

Alexander Library, Scholarly Communications Center (SCC) (Wine/cheese reception @ 6:15 PM in the lobby of the SCC)

Wednesday, Oct. 15th, 7-9pm

169 College Avenue 4th Floor New Brunswick, NJ

Contact: Connie Pascal for further information.

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