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 essentially but complacently on self-correction, yet scientific publishing raises severe disincentives against such correction. One publisher states that it will charge the author who initiates withdrawal of a published paper US$10,000.

(This Nature comment uses the term withdrawal in lieu of retraction)

Is there any dataset that lists retraction fines per publisher?

  • What is "withdrawal of a published paper"? Do you mean retraction? Usually withdrawal refers to withdrawing a paper before it is published. What kind of withdrawal are you referring to in your question? – ff524 Feb 4 '16 at 4:50
  • @ff524 Thanks, good point, yes retraction. (I believe this Nature comment use withdrawal in lieu of retraction) – Franck Dernoncourt Feb 4 '16 at 4:52
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    It is very unlikely somebody went to the aggravation of finding out... and it could very well change drastically over time, be different e.g. for a special topic issue, ... – vonbrand Feb 5 '16 at 0:18
  • @vonbrand I'm sure this is the kind of data retractionwatch.com would be interested to compile, amongst other organizations and researchers. – Franck Dernoncourt Mar 28 '16 at 17:43

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