What Does the Growing Rate of Retractions of Scientific Papers Indicate?

What Does the Growing Rate of Retractions of Scientific Papers Indicate?

Dec 09, 2013

Daniele Fanelli in a recent paper in PLOS Medicine, “Why Growing Retractions Are (Mostly) a Good Sign” hypothesizes that the increasing rate of retractions of scientific papers is a sign of scientists being more aware of and responsive to deceptive and flawed research rather than of rising rates of scientific misconduct.  Read more about Fanelli's study and this phenomenon at Retraction Watch.

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