A debate that merits wide dissemination?

Society sues journal over right to reply, Alison Abbott, Nature 209(Mar 19); 458(7236): 264 [Epub 2009 Mar 17][PubMed Citation][Full text]. Excerpts:

The Max Planck Society (MPS) in Germany has begun legal proceedings against publishers Wiley International in a dispute over an editorial in the February issue of Human Brain Mapping……

It wants the journal to publish a letter from the society addressing these concerns without delay…..

[Peter] Fox, together with the three other editors of the special issue, published an extended editorial analysing the dispute in the framework of ethics. This appeared online on 9 December 2008 and in print in the February issue of Human Brain Mapping…..

The MPS has posted a response to the February editorial on the website of Logothetis’s laboratory (see http://tinyurl.com/c4yq9m).

Srijit Mishra, in a comment posted on March 19, 2009, suggested that: “This is an interesting debate and needs wide dissemination. All relevant papers by Nature, Human Brain Mapping, NeuroImage or any other journal should be available in public domain and there should be no delay in publication once editors accept the same. …”

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  1. Jim Till said

    Articles cited as references:

    Neuroscientist: my data published without authorization are ‘misleading’, Alison Abbott, Nature 2008(Jul 3); 454(7200): 6-7 [PubMed Citation].

    Neuronal correlates of spontaneous fluctuations in fMRI signals in monkey visual cortex: Implications for functional connectivity at rest, Amir Shmuel, David A Leopold, Hum Brain Mapp 2008(Jul); 29(7): 751-61 [PubMed Citation].

    How not to study spontaneous activity, Nikos K Logothetis, Yusuke Murayama, Mark Augath, Theodor Steffen, Joachim Werner and Axel Oeltermann, Neuroimage 2009(May 1); 45(4): 1080-9 [Epub 2009(Jan 22)].

    Protecting peer review: Correspondence chronology and ethical analysis regarding Logothetis vs. Shmuel and Leopold, Peter T Fox, Ed Bullmore, Peter A Bandettini, Jack L Lancaster, Hum Brain Mapp 2009(Feb); 30(2): 347-54 [Epub 2008(Dec 9)][PubMed Citation].

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