Weekend reads: Why was a paper’s acceptance rescinded?; kinder peer review; plagiarism in a plagiarism atonement essay

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The week at Retraction Watch featured:

Our list of retracted or withdrawn COVID-19 papers is up to 226. There are more than 33,000 retractions in our database — which 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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3 thoughts on “Weekend reads: Why was a paper’s acceptance rescinded?; kinder peer review; plagiarism in a plagiarism atonement essay”

  1. Star Wars redux: “ to protect the padawans from the dark side”, in the what’s happening elsewhere list “Our analysis discloses that questionable publishers overstate their citation impact…”

  2. “China sanctions the authors of 19 papers.”

    Which 19 did you have in mind? That NSFC statement mentions many more – 10 separate investigations of research teams, who had published various numbers of bogus papers or funding applications, ranging up to 17, 32, 35.

    1. You are correct and thank you for noticing. The link initially improperly downloaded, showing only 19 papers. The page has been corrected.

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