Weekend reads: The fake author with more than 200 papers; accusations of ‘heinous plagiarism’; PETA requests a retraction

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The week at Retraction Watch featured:

Our list of retracted or withdrawn COVID-19 papers is up to 89.

Here’s what was happening elsewhere (some of these items may be paywalled, metered access, or require free registration to read):

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One thought on “Weekend reads: The fake author with more than 200 papers; accusations of ‘heinous plagiarism’; PETA requests a retraction”

  1. “Julie Burchill, a columnist for the UK’s Sunday Telegraph, posted a lengthy and fairly humiliating retraction letter”

    Not really a scientific publication, though — it was an exchange of offensive tweets, with little or no relevance to scientific research. If Retraction Watch is really going to track every tweet on every subject that’s formally retracted or disowned, that’s going to be a major effort, not to mention a major distraction from the task of monitoring retractions in the serious scientific literature.

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