Retraction Watch

Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process

Weekend reads: What really happened in that lab?; best excuses for falsifying data and rejecting grants

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booksThe week at Retraction Watch featured the correction of a widely covered study claiming to find evidence of the plague and anthrax on New York City subways, and rulings against scientists suing Harvard, a journal, and the CBC. Here’s what was happening elsewhere:

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Written by Ivan Oransky

August 1st, 2015 at 10:41 am

Posted in weekend reads

  • Scrutineer August 1, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    From one of the linked articles…

    “The Barry Bonds of retractions

    There’s an estimated two-million academic papers published around the world each year, and only a tiny percent–around 500–wind up getting retracted.”

    Note to self: “must try harder”

  • Sylvain Bernès August 1, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Negative comment, sorry:
    It’s a bit disappointing to read here an entry involving “Glamour”. RW is “tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process”, and I’m not even remotely convinced that this journal can be regarded as a medium having some participation in the scientific process!

  • CR August 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    There is a thread for discussion on the issue of Brazilian restrictions against this legged snake fossil, if anyone is interested in leaving their impression:

  • JATdS August 5, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Some readers might be interested in my opinions.
    Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva
    Pay Walled Retraction Notices
    Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics 2015 Vol.6 (1):27-39
    Open access

  • Kadubu Kadubu August 6, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Interesting journal to publish this article. Was interested in knowing the editorial team of Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics but it asks me to contact the editor
    Editorial Team: Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics ISSN 2226-9231 (Print) 2078-1458 (Online)
    Contact journal editor.
    Just for information. Not a criticism.

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