The week at Retraction Watch featured:
Our list of removed or removed COVID-19 items goes up to 254. There are over 35,000 withdrawals in our database — which feeds the withdrawal alerts in Endnote, LibKey, Papersand Zotero. And have you seen our ranking of authors with the most retractions lately – or our list of the 10 most cited retracted articles?
Here’s what was happening elsewhere (some of these items may be paid, have limited access, or require free registration to play):
- “We do not care About Post Integrity?”
- “A watermark and ‘Spidey Sense’, Unmask a Forged Galileo Treasure.”
- “Authors publishing repeatedly in predatory journals: An analysis of Scopus articles.”
- “And the result is not very satisfactory for people who fear that a fault has occurred. It happens again and again and again.”
- “Reviews of physical science research tend to be systematically detailed regardless of a journal’s impact factor, the study shows.”
- “China is now insisting that the pandemic did not start within its borders. Its scientists publish a flurry of papers pointing fingers elsewhere.”
- Taiwan’s “National Security Bureau Chief” will not teach [National Taiwan University] NTU in new semester amid row of plagiarism.”
- “Taiwanese President grilled The plagiarism scandal of a DPP candidate.”
- Taiwan People’s Party “legislator denies the accusation of plagiarism.”
- “Sony’s camera feature hopes make digital images impervious to covert manipulation.”
- “[W]Although progress has been made, much remains to be done mismatch between aspiration and practice of open science in an important area of the COVID-19 literature.”
- A glance retractions in radiology.
- “Ghosts, brands and influencers: Emerging Trends in Scientific Authorship.”
- “Has peer review created a toxic culture in academia? Move from ‘Batting’ to ‘Bettering’ in University Research Review.”
- “Promoting Trust in Research and Researchers: How Open Science and research integrity are closely linked.”
- “The Struggles of a Ghanaian Researcher: Avoiding Falling prey to predatory publishers.”
- “‘Scandal is not what is illegal, scandal is what is legal’: application of Kinsley’s rule to science.”
- A medical journal retracts a crossword puzzle. And corrected it, of course.
- “Biomedical researchers differ in their perceptions of plagiarism across Europe?”
- Doubts about a study of weight loss in rats.
- “But even respectable journals have a small carnivorous dinosaur in them.”
- “Articles in high-impact journals”have more statistical errors,’” according to a new study.
- “Persistent plagiarism allegations: Kookmin University criticized for curry favor with the new government.”
- “Why scientists might cheat (and how to prevent it).”
- The Australian Research Council (ARC)”bans preprints, again.”
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