Weekend reads: UCSF apologizes for prison research; top judge in Mexico accused of plagiarism; peer review under scrutiny

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The week at Retraction Watch featured:

Our list of retracted or withdrawn COVID-19 papers is up to 280. There are more than 37,000 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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3 thoughts on “Weekend reads: UCSF apologizes for prison research; top judge in Mexico accused of plagiarism; peer review under scrutiny”

  1. Re “ “Researchers push preprint reviews to improve scientific communications”, James Fraser brags that he hasn’t reviewed a paper in years, only preprints. Yet a quick GS search shows he has put his name on probably a couple hundred classical research papers. So he’ll take advantage of the labor of others reviewing his papers whilst dismissing the classic publication system that he has worked so well for himself. A hypocritical stance.

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