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Title: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
Author(s):Baker, Monya
Subject(s):citation of retracted papers
CrossMark
CrossRef
Post-publication review
Reference-tracking software
Abstracting and indexing
Flagging retracted papers
Prominence of retracted status
Transparency of retraction status
Withdrawal of preprints
Partial retraction
Abstract: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: once a citation is recorded in researchers’ reference-tracking software, they may never look at it again. Journals and indices need to do a better job of flagging papers that have been retracted or corrected, and abstracts, indexing and related surveys need to do a better job propagating that information. Once a researcher does find a flag, it is not always clear what to do. One potential solution is for journals to include a recommendation within a retraction notice about whether and how it should be cited. The ideal solution is to provide a much transparency around a retraction as possible, including the cause, whether there is consensus between authors and between authors and editors, who initiated the retraction, and the role of any post-publication review. Of course, the value of such transparency still depends on researchers’ ability to find retraction notices and their willingness to read them.
Issue Date:2020
Citation Info:Baker, Monya, 2020, 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. Discussion paper for Reducing the Inadvertant Spread of Retracted Science: Shaping a Research and Implementation Agenda
Genre:Working / Discussion Paper
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/108371
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-09-10


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