David Resnik, a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) bioethicist who has published on retractions and corrections, is apparently hoping to do so again. In a request for information that went out from the NIH last week, Resnik seeks:
1. Information about the journal’s written policies (if any) concerning retracting or correcting published papers.
2. Information concerning disputes involving authors or editors concerning retractions or corrections in papers published in the journal in the past five years. Comments can also briefly describe the issues at stake.
3. Any other comments concerning issues related to retracting or correcting papers.
“Responses are invited from editors of scientific journals,” he writes, noting:
The comments collected will be analyzed for the purpose of publishing an article on issues related to retractions and corrections. All responses will be kept confidential and only general information will be published. Despite this, proprietary, classified or confidential information should not be included in your response.
The deadline is May 3. Find out more here.
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