Weekend reads: Fake reproductive health data alleged; ‘bad brains;’ ‘heinous’ misconduct

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The week at Retraction Watch featured:

Our list of retracted or withdrawn COVID-19 papers is up to 258. 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?

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One thought on “Weekend reads: Fake reproductive health data alleged; ‘bad brains;’ ‘heinous’ misconduct”

  1. Meanwhile, another tranche of retractions from another Special Issue, due to corrupted peer review:
    https://asp-eurasipjournals.springeropen.com/articles?query=%22Retraction+note%22&volume=&searchType=&tab=keyword

    “The Editor-in-Chief and the publisher have retracted this article. The article was submitted to be part of a guest-edited issue. An investigation by the publisher found a number of articles, including this one, with a number of concerns, including but not limited to compromised editorial handling and peer review process, inappropriate or irrelevant references or not being in scope of the journal or guest-edited issue. Based on the investigation’s findings, the Editor-in-Chief therefore no longer has confidence in the results and conclusions of this article.”

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