A discussion with a panel of experts in science journalism and editorial ethics to explore issues related to peer review, research integrity, and the public’s understanding of–and trust in–science.
Key discussion points included:
How do we know when scientific research is reliable?
The role of journalists in communicating new discoveries
Methods of handling suspected misconduct
Communicating the scientific editorial and peer review process itself
What happens when concerns arise after an article is published
Interpreting research for the public in a way that balances accessibility with the mutability and nuance inherent in discovery
Ivan Oransky, Retraction Watch
Fiona Fox, Science Media Center, UK
Renee Hoch, PLOS Publication Ethics Team
Hosted and moderated by Beth Baker, Sr. Media Relations Manager at PLOS
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