Weekend reads: Medical device maker demands a retraction; an admission from a predatory publisher; a journal digs in and won’t retract

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The week at Retraction Watch featured the story of two scientific sleuths who were right — but paid a price; a retraction from Nature; and the closure of a journal following an editorial mutiny. Here’s what was happening elsewhere:

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6 thoughts on “Weekend reads: Medical device maker demands a retraction; an admission from a predatory publisher; a journal digs in and won’t retract”

  1. Last time I got one of those ridiculous compiled pdf for review (the one where the figure legends, figures are all in separate sections at the end to make it torture to follow the story) I extensively critized the journal for its policy in the confidential section for the editor. It didn’t go down well, at least they haven’t asked me to review for them (not as if it bothers me) ever since. If more people would stand up against these ridiculous formatting requirements the world would be a tiny bit better place.

  2. “OMICS International, a likely predatory publisher, “admit that they published the papers without doing any peer review.” The FTC’s motion for summary judgement: Worth a read.” Unfortunately, access is denied for the PDF download.

    1. Then something is likely wrong on your side. I have downloaded it from two different computers without any problem. Maybe you have an old pdf reader? Or your virus scan has something against pdfs?

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