Weekend reads: Paying for publication?; deeper looks at citation practices; preprints and retractions

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The week at Retraction Watch featured:

Our list of retracted or withdrawn COVID-19 papers is up to 211. There are now more than 32,000 retractions in our database — which now powers retraction alerts in EndNoteLibKeyPapers, and Zotero. And have you seen our leaderboard of authors with the most retractions lately — or our list of top 10 most highly cited retracted papers?

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: Paying for publication?; deeper looks at citation practices; preprints and retractions”

  1. With respect to the item “On the Occasion of the Symposium ‘Scientometry, Citation, Plagiarism and Predatory in Scientific Publishing’, Sarajevo, 2021.”, I was surprised to see the name, Azim Kurjak, whose presentation was titled “How to correctly and objectively assess science and scientific validity of scientific research in practice?”, but who has been found to have plagiarized twice in the past (Chalmers 2006, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1569960/) and even protected by the administration of the University of Zagreb (Marusic 2008, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2213833/). This particular case also received some coverage in Science magazine, (Vogel 2008, https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.320.5874.304a), given the fallout and persecution of the former editors of the Croatian Medical Journal who had been trying to root out plagiarism and other misconduct in the Croatian medical community.

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