Tag: Open access journal

The widespread acceptance of an atrocious manuscript, fabricated by an investigative journalist, reveals the near absence of quality at some journals

Fake Paper Exposes Failed Peer Review By Kerry Grens  | October 6, 2013   Having an authentic name, representing a real research institution, and offering actual scientific results are apparently not required for publication in many open access journals, Science has found. A completely invented scientist—“Ocorrafoo Cobange”—who worked […]

Organic tomatoes accumulate more vitamin C, sugars than conventionally grown fruit

Contact: Souri Somphanith onepress@plos.org 41-562-412-17199 Public Library of Science Biochemical properties of organic tomatoes may be different because of stressful growth conditions Tomatoes grown on organic farms accumulate higher concentrations of sugars, vitamin C and compounds associated with oxidative stress compared to those grown on conventional farms, according […]

Caffeine improves recognition of positive words

Contact: Jyoti Madhusoodanan jmadhusoodanan@plos.org 415-568-4545 x187 Public Library of Science 2-3 cups of coffee improve brain processing of positive, but not negative or neutral words Caffeine perks up most coffee-lovers, but a new study shows a small dose of caffeine also increases their speed and accuracy for recognizing […]