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Title:Systematic Examination of Pre- and Post-Retraction Citations
Author(s):Dinh, Ly; Sarol, Maria Janina; Cheng, Yi-Yun; Hsiao, Tzu-Kun; Parulian, Nikolaus; Schneider, Jodi
Subject(s):Scientific retraction
Post-retraction citations
Citation networks
Abstract:Scientific retractions occur for a multitude of reasons. A growing body of research has studied the phenomenon of retraction through systematic analyses of the characteristics of retracted articles and their associated citations. In our study, we focus on the characteristics of articles that cite retracted articles, and the changes in citation dynamics pre- and post-retraction. We leverage descriptive statistics and ego-network methods to examine 4,871 retracted articles and their citations before and after retraction. Our retracted articles data was obtained from PubMed, Scopus, and Retraction Watch and their citing articles from Scopus. Our findings indicate a stark decrease in post-retraction citations and that most of these citations came from countries different from the retracted article's country of publication. Citation context analyses of a subset of retracted articles also reveal that post-retraction citations came from articles with disciplinary and geographical boundaries different from that of the retracted article.
Issue Date:2019
Citation Info:Dinh, L., Sarol, J., Cheng, Y.-Y., Hsiao, T.-K., Parulian, N., & Scneider, J. (2019). Systematic Examination of Pre- and Post-Retraction Citations. To appear in Proceedings of the ASIS&T 2019 Annual Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, October 19-23.
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-09-23

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