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Readers, meet Beatriz Ychussie. Or don’t meet Beatriz Ychussie.
05/18/2020
Another whodunit: The author no one can find

Readers, meet Beatriz Ychussie. Or don’t meet Beatriz Ychussie.

Readers, meet Beatriz Ychussie. Or don’t meet Beatriz Ychussie. Ychussie is a co-author of three recently retracted math papers. Or maybe not.  The three articles — in the Journal of Ine…

A Springer Nature journal has retracted four papers by a group of materials scientists in France, Spain and Tunisia, and...
05/15/2020
Materials science group loses four papers, has four more flagged

A Springer Nature journal has retracted four papers by a group of materials scientists in France, Spain and Tunisia, and slapped expressions of concern on four more.

A Springer Nature journal has retracted four papers by a group of materials scientists in France, Spain and Tunisia, and slapped expressions of concern on four more. All eight papers, from Journal …

05/13/2020
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A former veterinary scientist at the University of Maryland has been found guilty of misconduct, including fabrication of data, by the U.S. Office of Research Integrity.

Carlo Croce can’t catch a break in court.
05/13/2020
Cancer researcher loses defamation suit against critic

Carlo Croce can’t catch a break in court.

Carlo Croce Carlo Croce can’t catch a break in court. Yesterday, a Federal U.S. judge ruled against Croce, a cancer researcher at The Ohio State University, in a case Croce had filed against Purdue…

The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology has taken down a letter on whether people should abstain from sex dur...
05/12/2020
Covid-19 and sex? Rapid-fire acceptance leads to hasty withdrawal of paper

The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology has taken down a letter on whether people should abstain from sex during the coronavirus pandemic, but the editor says the article is not being retracted.

The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology has taken down a letter on whether people should abstain from sex during the coronavirus pandemic, but the editor says the article is not being re…

The work was “a complete work of fiction,” in the words of one colleague.
05/12/2020
Two retractions as yeast researcher risks losing her PhD

The work was “a complete work of fiction,” in the words of one colleague.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells in DIC microscopy via Wikimedia A team of researchers in France has lost two papers on their studies of yeast because the work was “a complete work of fiction,” in th…

The story of what it took to correct the record about the paper is likely to be all too familiar to those who attempt su...
05/11/2020
‘Aggressive’ COVID-19 strains: What it takes to correct a flawed paper

The story of what it took to correct the record about the paper is likely to be all too familiar to those who attempt such feats.

A group of researchers in Scotland have taken aim at a study published in early March which reported surprising findings on the genetics of the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the Covid-19 pandemi…

Ivan Oransky, a co-founder of the academic watchdog Retraction Watch, which has followed Dr. Mikovits’s work closely, sa...
05/10/2020
Virus Conspiracists Elevate a New Champion

Ivan Oransky, a co-founder of the academic watchdog Retraction Watch, which has followed Dr. Mikovits’s work closely, said that when he sees videos like the one posted in the past week, “they tend to coalesce around certain kinds of subjects, then the trajectory turns to martyrhood really quickly.”

A video showcasing baseless arguments by Dr. Judy Mikovits, including attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci, has been viewed more than eight million times in the past week.

An itinerant materials scientist whose former lab head has accused publicly of misconduct is up to nine retractions for ...
05/08/2020
Materials scientist up to nine retractions

An itinerant materials scientist whose former lab head has accused publicly of misconduct is up to nine retractions for manipulating his data.

Source An itinerant materials scientist whose former lab head has accused publicly of misconduct is up to nine retractions for manipulating his data.  We last wrote about Hossein Hosseinkhani …

05/07/2020
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"“[I]t took a long time for the scientific community to realize that he was simply making things up.”

A journal is retracting and replacing a 2016 study which found that nearly two-thirds of clinicians who focus on end-of-...
05/05/2020
Doing the right thing: Researchers retract clinician burnout study after realizing their error

A journal is retracting and replacing a 2016 study which found that nearly two-thirds of clinicians who focus on end-of-life care experienced burnout, after the authors found an error that had dramatically inflated the findings.

Source A journal is retracting and replacing a 2016 study which found that nearly two-thirds of clinicians who focus on end-of-life care experienced burnout, after the authors found an error that h…

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05/05/2020
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We know there are a lot of causes that matter to you, but since you’re reading this, we may be one of them. So we’d like to ask for your support. On this Giving Tuesday Now, please consider ma…

How to cover science at dangerous speeds: Advice from our Ivan Oransky in Columbia Journalism Review.
05/05/2020
Op-ed: Covering science at dangerous speeds

How to cover science at dangerous speeds: Advice from our Ivan Oransky in Columbia Journalism Review.

My father, who spent two years in Plattsburgh, New York, as an Air Force doctor during the Vietnam War, used to say that the military had to be able to pick up clerks at a desk in the US, fly them to Saigon, and have them continue typing the same sentence as if they were […]

Carlo Croce, the prolific cancer researcher at The Ohio State University (OSU) with a penchant for hiring -- and then lo...
05/01/2020
Litigious OSU cancer researcher earns his 11th retraction

Carlo Croce, the prolific cancer researcher at The Ohio State University (OSU) with a penchant for hiring -- and then losing -- lawyers to sue those who displease him, has lost an 11th paper to retraction.

Carlo Croce Carlo Croce, the prolific cancer researcher at The Ohio State University (OSU) with a penchant for hiring — and then losing — lawyers to sue those who displease him, has los…

A journal has retracted a controversial paper that questioned what it called the “existing dogma” about gender.
04/30/2020
Journal retracts paper on gender dysphoria after 900 critics petition

A journal has retracted a controversial paper that questioned what it called the “existing dogma” about gender.

Stephen Gliske A journal has retracted a controversial paper that questioned what it called the “existing dogma” about gender. The article, “A new theory of gender dysphoria incorporating the distr…

By request: A list of papers about #COVID-19 that have been retracted.
04/29/2020
Retracted coronavirus (COVID-19) papers

By request: A list of papers about #COVID-19 that have been retracted.

via CDC We’ve been tracking retractions of papers about COVID-19 as part of our database. Here’s a running list, which will be updated as needed. Retracted “Uncanny similarity of …

They’d stolen the guts of the work from an unpublished manuscript one of them had reviewed for another journal.
04/29/2020
Peer review bandits purloin again, this time in chemistry

They’d stolen the guts of the work from an unpublished manuscript one of them had reviewed for another journal.

A pair of researchers in India have lost a 2017 paper published by the UK’s Royal Society of Chemistry after an inquiry found that they’d stolen the guts of the work from an unpublished manuscript …

Sometimes scientific findings can be too hot to handle. Literally.
04/23/2020
Too hot to handle: Authors retract Science paper on electromagnetics

Sometimes scientific findings can be too hot to handle. Literally.

Sometimes scientific findings can be too hot to handle. Literally.  A team of researchers in India and Japan who reported breakthrough results in two papers about electromagnetics, including a…

A study which found that aerosolized novel coronavirus could be spread nearly 15 feet -- twice what health officials had...
04/22/2020
Study claiming broader spread of aerosolized coronavirus is retracted

A study which found that aerosolized novel coronavirus could be spread nearly 15 feet -- twice what health officials had believed -- has been retracted, but the journal isn’t saying why.

A schematic based on the now-retracted findings, as published in newspapers A study which found that aerosolized novel coronavirus could be spread nearly 15 feet — twice what health officials…

04/21/2020
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The authors of a 2019 paper on rubber gloves have retracted their work after the journal to which they’d submitted their manuscript somehow missed their request to put a hold on the article.

After more than four years of doing, well, not much, evidently, Scientific Reports -- a Springer Nature title -- has ret...
04/20/2020
An author realized a paper had plagiarized his thesis. It took the journal four years to retract it.

After more than four years of doing, well, not much, evidently, Scientific Reports -- a Springer Nature title -- has retracted a paper which plagiarized from the bachelor’s thesis of a Hungarian mathematician.

via James Kroll After more than four years of doing, well, not much, evidently, Scientific Reports — a Springer Nature title — has retracted a paper which plagiarized from the bachelor’…

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Another radical falsehood by Professor Dan Longo of the New England Journal of medicine: “a change that harmed many thousands of women.” Do read with care and share.
Has anyone at Retraction Watch looked into efforts to force retraction of the recently circulated draft report of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality on "Opioid Treatments for Chronic Pain"? Like its predecessor report, this document is profoundly flawed due to an anti-opioid political agenda and multiple fundamental errors in interpretation of existing medical evidence.
Here's one for your catalog of retractions: "Does a Religious Upbringing Promote Generosity or Not? An erroneous paper on religion and generosity is finally retracted."
I hope RW is keeping an eye on this:
Hi all, I can't seem to access the retractionwatch.com website? Are there some IT troubles on your end? If not, it must be me. Cheers Andrew
The ADA recently retracted three papers by the same group for image duplication. They were published in 2000. The University involved said they would investigate, but did nothing: http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/68/2/464.1?etoc http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/68/2/464.2?etoc http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/68/2/464.2?etoc
Bertrand Houy Gister om 11:45.Retraction Watch had publised a time ago the retraction of one Rev Erasmus' (of Volksrust South Africa) University Thesis which entailed defamatory contents I would like to have particulars of that or the Archive date Can somebody assist me Bertrand Houy
Retraction Watch had publised a time ago the retraction of one Rev Erasmus' (of Volksrust South Africa) University Thesis which entailed defamatory contents I would like to have particulars of that or the Archive date Can somebody assist me Bertrand Houy
Not a retraction but interesting and relevant regarding the vetting process of journal submissions:
Two dozen papers by IIT Dhanbad faculty retracted so far