Would you pay $37 to find out that a publisher had mistakenly printed an article twice?
If so, today is your lucky day. You can plunk down your hard-earned cash for a chance to read a retraction notice in Clinical Gerontologist that resulted from a goof by its publisher, Taylor & Francis.
Here’s the notice for “Does Social Desirability Confound the Assessment of Self-Reported Measures of Well-Being and Metacognitive Efficiency in Young and Older Adults?”
This article in Volume 36, Issue 2 has been retracted due to the fact that it was inadvertently published twice in this journal. The original publication of this article is in Volume 35, Issue 3, 2012.
Please refer to the earlier version of the article in all references and citations:
Fastame, Maria C., & Penna, Maria P. (2012) Does Social Desirability Confound the Assessment of Self-Reported Measures of Well-Being and Metacognitive Efficiency in Young and Older Adults? Clinical Gerontologist, 35(3), 239–256. DOI: 10.1080/07317115.2012.660411
We have a few unsolicited suggestions for Taylor & Francis. One is that the authors of this paper — and the readers of Clinical Gerontologist — might appreciate an apology somewhere in the notice.
Two, we’ll cite the Committee on Publication Ethics’ guidelines, which say retraction notices should:
be freely available to all readers (i.e. not behind access barriers or available only to subscribers)
This is not the most expensive retraction we’ve seen, by the way. Last year, we wrote about one that would set you back $63 to read. Makes an even $100 for the pair.
Please see an update on this post.
Hat tip: Rolf Degen