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

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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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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Is there a problem with citing an article that cites a retracted article?

I'm looking through a few journal articles and I notice that they have cited an article that has been retracted (based on invalid conclusions).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My paper was withdrawn from predatory journal after publication, what should I do?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