Ethics and logistics of withdrawing, refuting, or amending published work.

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Advisor associated with the U.S. Army want their name removed from the text of a published article

I have been contacted by an individual with a request to remove their name from an article our journal published two years ago. The individual was identified as a Culture and Foreign Language Advisor ...
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Researchers had a paper retracted due to plagiarism and no one at their university is aware of it

A year ago a professor at my department and her grad student had plagiarized a journal paper and published it. The paper was retracted, and the journal published a clear notice that it was due to ...
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Early career advice for Jr. Researcher on selectivity of authorship credit for collaboration in areas outside one's specialization

I have a problem...Once folks learn my academic specialty within the medical sciences and of my strong background in statistics, they often want to form a collaborating - mostly they want me to ...
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Is it possible to remove an author's name after publication?

If a paper was published with an author's name without that author's consent, what can be done about it? It there a way to disassociate oneself with a published paper? is retraction the only way? If ...
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No response from journal after submission

I submitted a paper to a journal just before Christmas time last year. The journal didn't send any note whether they have received the paper or not. Mid of January this year, I sent again an email ...
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Dataset of retraction fines per publisher

I read in the Nature comment Reproducibility: A tragedy of errors authored by David B. Allison, Andrew W. Brown, Brandon J. George& Kathryn A. Kaiser and published today Science relies ...
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I found a published paper that looks dodgy. What to do?

I looked into an article published rather widely in the media, but on a fairly marginal topic (perceptions of grammar use), so noone will die or ever bother to replicate or correct it. The contents ...
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How damaging is it to have been a co-author of a retracted paper?

Many years ago, when I was very new to the world of scientific paper publishing, I was a co-author to a paper that was subsequently retracted after an investigation of the findings. This was before I ...
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Check whether an article has any correction or been retracted

Is there any website where I could enter the reference of an article, and see whether any correction or retraction has been made on the article? I know some publishers indicate it on their website, ...
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Affiliated institution wants to remove name from already published paper?

We have published a review article, years ago, and since then all of the authors left the institution. Now the institution has suddenly woken up and realized that the authors did not get permission ...
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Should retracted articles also be listed on the academic CV?

Should a separate section list all retracted articles? Should just a note (---retracted) suffice? Is a short explanation expected (retracted for fabrication, plagiarism)? Should one give a longer ...
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What action is appropriate when co-authors admit that the first author committed plagiarism?

I'm the executive editor of a PubMed-indexed journal. Last year The journal published a paper with four authors in the byline. Today I received an e-mail from the first author admitting that she ...
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If I buy a research article, will I get any potential retraction statement or erratum free of charge?

If I buy a research article, will I get any potential retraction statement or erratum free of charge? Or will I have to spend additional money to obtain access to it? I see that some retraction ...
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Should I retract an article published in a disreputable journal?

I was published by the IJARCS in 2011 (International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science) and was wondering if I should retract my article due to the journal being disreputable. I am ...
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Are there cases where an accepted paper is retracted for lack of originality?

Following the answers to this question that it is quite common to inadvertently reinvent the wheel in theoretical/computational research, have there been cases where the decision to accept a paper to ...
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How comes over 25% of retractions fail to explain the reason of the retraction?

Steen, R. Grant. "Retractions in the scientific literature: is the incidence of research fraud increasing?." Journal of medical ethics (2010): jme-2010. claims: Many retractions are cryptic as to ...
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Why are 31.8% of retracted papers not noted as retracted?

I read on STEEN, RG. Retractions in the scientific literature: is the incidence of research fraud increasing?. Journal Of Medical Ethics. England, 37, 4, 249-253, Apr. 2011. ISSN: 1473-4257. that: ...
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Is there a problem with citing an article that cites a retracted article?

I'm looking through a few journal articles and I notice that they have cited an article that has been retracted (based on invalid conclusions). If I cite that article that cited the retracted one, ...
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My paper was withdrawn from predatory journal after publication, what should I do?

I am currently in a very embarrassing situation. I have a paper (forgot to say, this paper takes no more than two pages) submitted to a journal. The journal accepted my paper for publication and I ...
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What to do when you publish a paper that accidentally included a wrong or irrelevant citation?

My paper was published and later on I found that two references were mistakenly included with the third reference, which is the correct. My phrase looks like this: I am worried about this (Smith ...
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I made a huge technical mistake in an arXiv paper… How bad is it?

I made a huge technical mistake in a paper I published on arXiv... How bad is it in academia?
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When is a supervisor unable to request paper retraction if a paper gets published without her consent?

If a ex-PhD student publishes a paper from his thesis without his ex-supervisor's consent, the paper gets retracted upon his ex-adviser's request to the editor. My question is: Could there be any ...
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How common is it that publishers withdraw a paper due to incorrect conclusions?

Today there has been significant news coverage (at least in the UK) that the BMJ are withdrawing statements from two papers on the possible harmful side effects of statins. Here are the Guardian and ...
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Can an article “in press” (available online) be withdrawn/retracted?

Nowadays, many journals publish articles online ahead of print, in a state that is given various names by the various publishers: in press, ASAP, just accepted, ahead of print, etc. The final printed ...
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Rediscovery of calculus in 1994: what should have happened to that paper?

There's a well-known paper in academic circles that features a rediscovery of the trapezoidal rule for numerical integration by a medical researcher: “A Mathematical Model for the Determination of ...
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Why retract a paper for intellectual property protection?

A recent entry on the Retraction Watch blog (“Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process”) highlights the retraction of an article in the Korean Journal of Physiology and ...
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When should an author retract their paper as a result of misinterpreted results?

I'm curious when should an author make a call on retracting their paper vs. sending an errata or a correction. Many say it is when an error is involved that influences the interpretation of the paper. ...