Comments on: Plagiarism flushes sanitation paper http://retractionwatch.com/2013/02/14/plagiarism-flushes-sanitation-paper/ Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:46:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 By: AllOutWarhttp://retractionwatch.com/2013/02/14/plagiarism-flushes-sanitation-paper/#comment-10115 Sat, 16 Feb 2013 22:51:09 +0000 http://www.retractionwatch.com/?p=12354#comment-10115 And this is EXACTLY where Thomson Reuters has a part to play in responsibility. By having this gambling system, called the Impact Factor, based on the level of referencing, should the 10 or the 7 be excluded from “number of citations”? The fact that both 7 and 10 continue to be included, shows how the system is so gravely gamed. The IF will almost inevitably go up when fraud is factored into the equation… it should be adjusted to A/B = C – FRAUD! Someone needs to start asking tough questions to Thomson Reuters…

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By: SKAhttp://retractionwatch.com/2013/02/14/plagiarism-flushes-sanitation-paper/#comment-10114 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:49:02 +0000 http://www.retractionwatch.com/?p=12354#comment-10114 The original study was cited 10 times, the plagiarized version 7 times. So basically, 7 citations were abducted from the original author. Would it be appropriate to count citations as pertaining to the original paper? If so, one might demand that corrections to the 7 citing articles are published so that they don’t reference retracted work.

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By: AllOutWarhttp://retractionwatch.com/2013/02/14/plagiarism-flushes-sanitation-paper/#comment-10113 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:58:54 +0000 http://www.retractionwatch.com/?p=12354#comment-10113 What actually happens to the retracted paper? I mean, what happens post-mortem? I suspect the claims against Indian (and Indian sub-continent) scientists is going to EXPLODE after two recent posts on this blog. Mega fireworks ahead… Many papers I personally know written by Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi scientists are FULL of plagiarism, “apparently undetected” by the publishers. So, once again, publishers are RESPONSIBLE (to some extent).

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