Retraction Watch

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

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.

Keep Up on Issues in Scientific Publishing by Following Retraction Watch

Retraction Watch is a blog created by two medical reporters, Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky.  The site tracks, investigates, and reports on scientific retractions so researchers can keep up on what is going on in their fields in terms of publication issues.  Here’s an entry from November 15:

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