Weekend reads: A paper mill; ‘science needs to clean its own house;’ is the COVID-19 retraction rate ‘exceptionally high?’

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The week at Retraction Watch featured:

Our list of retracted or withdrawn COVID-19 papers is up to 22.

Here’s what was happening elsewhere:

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4 thoughts on “Weekend reads: A paper mill; ‘science needs to clean its own house;’ is the COVID-19 retraction rate ‘exceptionally high?’”

  1. Let’s see if the usual comments will crop up bemoaning the “cancel culture” in academia that forced a professor to, uh… *checks notes* receive half a million dollars.

  2. Retraction tip. This article writes about a scientific article in the Journal Spine. https://spinalnewsinternational.com/undisclosed-conflict-of-interest-is-prevalent-in-spine-journals/?unapproved=9425&moderation-hash=4acc0d724b3106c58eed3ac6809bb340#comment-9425

    The scientific article is also mentioned in Pubmed. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32628433/

    But its DOI is dead and I cannot find the article on the journal page. Could be a silent retraction.

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