FYI: Most retractions due to misconduct not error

A new study in PNAS, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that most retractions are due to misconduct, not error, as was previously thought.

Track corrections, partial retractions, retractions, errata and comments via PubMed by noting the the “comment correction” alerts within PubMed records.  Comment correction types are searchable in PubMed.  For example, typing hasretractionin into the search box will pull up articles with retractions and link to the record for the retraction.

Retraction Watch blog follows high profile problems with research requiring retraction and general issues related to the process of retracting research findings.

[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

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