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Retractions in Science

Wray, K. Brad and Andersen, Line Edslev (2018) Retractions in Science. In: UNSPECIFIED.


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Publication plays a pivotal role in the growth and dissemination of scientific knowledge. But the growth of knowledge is neither strictly linear nor unidirectional. Mistakes are made. Retraction is one means by which the scientific record is corrected. In this paper, we examine the retraction practices and prevalence in the journal Science. We focus on 35 years of published retractions, from 1983 to 2017. We are not only concerned with determining the scope of the problem, but also the patterns in the data. From a policy perspective, knowledge of any patterns in retractions may be useful in developing targeted responses to deal with the root causes.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Wray, K.
Andersen, Line
Subjects: General Issues > Science and Policy
Depositing User: Ms. Line Andersen
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 14:12
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2018 14:12
Item ID: 14778
Subjects: General Issues > Science and Policy
Date: June 2018

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