Professional Media briefsArchives of Neurology said that its incremental online-first publishing, which the journal started in January, will increase to four articles online per week this month and then will go up to five each week in March, for a total of 20 articles published online immediately after acceptance each month. The journal said the initiative is part of an effort to expedite the peer-review process.
The journal Science fully retracted a controversial study that had linked a mouse leukemia retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome. The withdrawal follows a statement in September by the Cleveland Clinic, which said some of the study's findings had resulted from lab contamination, and other concerns about the research.
Springer's Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics announced an affiliation with the American Society of Pharmacometrics, starting this year. Publishing six issues per year, the journal presents research for pharmaceutical scientists working in both industry and academia.
Elsevier said it acquired The Ocular Surface, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal focusing on the external eye and vision. The journal has been published by Ethis Communications.