Partially Attended

an irregularly updated blog by Ian Mulvany

blog posts about retractions

The state of retractions in the research literature.

The results below are oldish, but interesting around the rate of retractions in the scholarly literature, and there is currently a bit of a debate going on around retractions (e.g. What a massive database of retracted papers reveals about science publishing’s ‘death penalty’ | Science | AAAS Steen RG, Casadevall A, Fang FC (2013) Why Has the Number of Scientific Retractions Increased? PLoS ONE 8(7): e68397. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068397 The increase in retracted articles appears to reflect changes in the behaviour of both authors and institutions. ... (more)