Weekend reads: Are papers retracted often enough?; ‘What makes an undercover science sleuth tick?’; journals dominate prestige rankings

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The week at Retraction Watch featured:

Our list of retracted or withdrawn COVID-19 papers is up to 253. There are more than 35,000 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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2 thoughts on “Weekend reads: Are papers retracted often enough?; ‘What makes an undercover science sleuth tick?’; journals dominate prestige rankings”

  1. I know it was mentioned but I was wondering will RW cover the PhD thesis scandal of the Korean first lady in more detail?

    Also, the current Korean minister of education seems to have also blatantly plagiarized several research papers.

    It seems appropriate, given how heavily political the whole thing has become. Maybe an academic take of the whole issue may clarify few things?

  2. It seems that Retraction Watch has been infiltrated by China. Start sharing news from China about journal integrity. Soon we can start to see “Journal integrity with Chinese characteristics” in this website.

    Maybe you need to check the number of papers from China in Pubpeer first and report how many papers are retracted.

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