Here’s a case where some got muted.
Third World Quarterly, a Taylor & Francis title, has retracted a paper it published recently because only one of the authors — a co-editor of the special issue in which the paper appeared — was listed on the final article. Here’s the retraction notice, which explains the publisher’s mishap:
The Editors of special issue 34.4, Susanne Soederberg and Gavin Fridell, the Editor of Third World Quarterly, Shahid Qadir and Routledge wish to apologize for an article published in Third World Quarterly–‘Politicising Debt and Development: activist voices on social justice in the new millennium’, by G. Fridell, Volume 34, pages 726–745, 2013.
In the process of finalising the compilation of the issue, an honest error was introduced. Molly Kane, Tim Jones, Dan Beeton and Peter Gillespie were not listed as co-authors of the article. Contributions from all authors will now be published separately in the next available issue of Third World Quarterly, linked to the page of the retracted article.
It is Routledge’s policy that the Third World Quarterly article be kept online, but also state that the paper has been retracted, together with a link to this Retraction.
This is to ensure the integrity of scientific record, whilst highlighting the honest error introduced at compilation stage.