Retractions in Science

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Retractions in Science. / Wray, K. Brad; Andersen, Line Edslev.

In: Scientometrics, Vol. 117, No. 3, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-018-2922-4, 12.2018, p. 2009-2019.

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Harvard

Wray, KB & Andersen, LE 2018, 'Retractions in Science', Scientometrics, vol. 117, no. 3, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-018-2922-4, pp. 2009-2019.

APA

Wray, K. B., & Andersen, L. E. (2018). Retractions in Science. Scientometrics, 117(3), 2009-2019. [https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-018-2922-4].

CBE

Wray KB, Andersen LE. 2018. Retractions in Science. Scientometrics. 117(3):2009-2019.

MLA

Wray, K. Brad and Line Edslev Andersen. "Retractions in Science". Scientometrics. 2018, 117(3). 2009-2019.

Vancouver

Wray KB, Andersen LE. Retractions in Science. Scientometrics. 2018 Dec;117(3):2009-2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-018-2922-4.

Author

Wray, K. Brad ; Andersen, Line Edslev. / Retractions in Science. In: Scientometrics. 2018 ; Vol. 117, No. 3. pp. 2009-2019.

Bibtex

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title = "Retractions in Science",
abstract = "Retractions are rare in science, but there is growing concern about the impact retracted papers have. We present data on the retractions in the journal Science, between 1983 and 2017. Each year, approximately 2.6 papers are retracted; that is about 0.34% of the papers published in the journal. 30% of the retracted papers are retracted within 1 year of publication. Some papers are retracted almost 12 years after publication. 51% of the retracted papers are retracted due to honest mistakes. Smaller research teams of 2–4 scientists are responsible for a disproportionately larger share of the retracted papers especially when it comes to retractions due to honest mistakes. In 60% of the cases all authors sign the retraction notice.",
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RIS

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AU - Wray, K. Brad

AU - Andersen, Line Edslev

PY - 2018/12

Y1 - 2018/12

N2 - Retractions are rare in science, but there is growing concern about the impact retracted papers have. We present data on the retractions in the journal Science, between 1983 and 2017. Each year, approximately 2.6 papers are retracted; that is about 0.34% of the papers published in the journal. 30% of the retracted papers are retracted within 1 year of publication. Some papers are retracted almost 12 years after publication. 51% of the retracted papers are retracted due to honest mistakes. Smaller research teams of 2–4 scientists are responsible for a disproportionately larger share of the retracted papers especially when it comes to retractions due to honest mistakes. In 60% of the cases all authors sign the retraction notice.

AB - Retractions are rare in science, but there is growing concern about the impact retracted papers have. We present data on the retractions in the journal Science, between 1983 and 2017. Each year, approximately 2.6 papers are retracted; that is about 0.34% of the papers published in the journal. 30% of the retracted papers are retracted within 1 year of publication. Some papers are retracted almost 12 years after publication. 51% of the retracted papers are retracted due to honest mistakes. Smaller research teams of 2–4 scientists are responsible for a disproportionately larger share of the retracted papers especially when it comes to retractions due to honest mistakes. In 60% of the cases all authors sign the retraction notice.

KW - retraction

KW - scientific publication

KW - Science

KW - authorship

KW - collaboration in science

KW - misconduct

KW - honest error

UR - https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11192-018-2922-4#citeas

M3 - Journal article

VL - 117

SP - 2009

EP - 2019

JO - Scientometrics

JF - Scientometrics

SN - 0138-9130

IS - 3

M1 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-018-2922-4

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