Weekend reads: A ‘star botanist’ has a retraction; the ‘bizarro world of law reviews’; AI and fake papers

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The week at Retraction Watch featured:

Our list of retracted or withdrawn COVID-19 papers is up past 400. There are more than 49,000 retractions in The Retraction Watch Database — which is now part of Crossref. The Retraction Watch Hijacked Journal Checker now contains more than 250 titles. And have you seen our leaderboard of authors with the most retractions lately — or our list of top 10 most highly cited retracted papers? What about The Retraction Watch Mass Resignations List — or our list of nearly 100 papers with evidence they were written by ChatGPT?

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: A ‘star botanist’ has a retraction; the ‘bizarro world of law reviews’; AI and fake papers”

  1. I am pretty sure that the researcher so well hidden (why I wonder) in the message by SNSF in the item “The Swiss National Science Foundation “has detected plagiarism in three books and imposed the appropriate sanctions.” If you know which researcher this is, please let us know.” Is Carla Rossi.
    Well-known here on RW https://retractionwatch.com/2022/12/30/university-to-investigate-adjunct-professor-after-allegations-of-plagiarism-and-legal-threats/ see also

  2. Your response on Twitter is only half-visible to people without Twitter accounts. Could you publish your response here, so it’s more visible?


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