1 min readNobel winner boycotts top scientific journals

Scientists are forced to write profitable articles for top-tier journals, but real science is suffering. Nobel laureate Randy Schekman wants to put an end to this culture.

A few months after winning the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine in 2013, biologist Randy Schekman announced that his lab will no longer send research papers to journals Nature and Cell and Science. Scheckman said that this move was a response to the bonus culture proliferating in top-tier journals, where researchers rush to publish trendy work in order to receive high payouts instead of doing transformative scientific work.

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