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

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Is there a problem with citing an article that cites a retracted article?

I'm looking through a few journal articles and I notice that they have cited an article that has been retracted (based on invalid conclusions).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My paper was withdrawn from predatory journal after publication, what should I do?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Can an article “in press” (available online) be withdrawn/retracted?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