October 5, 2012

I SUSPECT IT’S RIFER THAN YOU KNOW IN THE ONES THAT HAVEN’T BEEN RETRACTED, TOO: Misconduct Widespread in Retracted Science Papers, Study Finds. “Last year the journal Nature reported an alarming increase in the number of retractions of scientific papers — a tenfold rise in the previous decade, to more than 300 a year across the scientific literature. Other studies have suggested that most of these retractions resulted from honest errors. But a deeper analysis of retractions, being published this week, challenges that comforting assumption.”

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