Reducing the Inadvertent Spread of Retracted Science (RISRS)
(2020)In 2018, I published a paper that reported the most interesting finding of my career. A year later, while trying to figure out why I couldn’t replicate the effect, I discovered a massive error in the original experiment. ...
How to stop the errors and retain the real: Researchers need transparency, better indexing, and a willingness to look again at the paper they intend to cite (2020)Papers are cited for years after they are retracted, usually without any indication that they are no longer officially part of the scientific literature. Many people citing these works likely do not know about the retractions: ...
(2020)Our research team advocates for clear, consistent, and easily discoverable methods for disseminating that retraction status. We base these recommendations off a 2019-2020 research project we conducted as a group of librarians ...
(2020)In Fall 2018, we downloaded records of all retracted publications included in the Dentistry category of the Retraction Watch database. Bibliographic data, article type, and reason for retraction, as noted by Retraction ...