Retraction Watch reports: Researchers retract a paper because it turns out not to be about bullshit …a group of environmental scientists in China… lost their 2019 article on soil contamination because what they thought was manure was in fact something else. The article, titled “Immobilization of heavy metals in e-waste contaminated soils by combined application […]
In digging up material for a book, I ran across a pair of quasi-identical articles on an unusual topic. The articles were so similar that I sent word to our friends at the Retraction Watch web site, who dug into the history of those articles. Today, Retraction Watch published their report about those two reports: […]
Retraction Watch reports: Ladies and gentlemen, we appear to have a new record. The Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (JFAS) recently retracted 434 articles from three issues of their journal. Yes, 434, giving it more retractions than any other journal ever, according to our records….
A medical study that says people can predict whether someone is dead merely by looking at a photo of that person has itself been killed. The journal that had published the article has now retracted it. The Retraction Watch blog explains: Some people can look at an old photograph of a person — say, of your grandmother in […]
The Retraction Watch blog reports the case of a retraction of a retraction of a research study: Bitter legal fight leads to a retracted retraction Two years ago, the FASEB Journal retracted a paper that it had initially agreed to correct, after a dean at one of the author’s institutions said that a “well-recognized and top-class fact […]
The Retraction Watch blog writes: Authors of retracted sex paper won Ig Nobel for MRI study of coitus — and had another retraction Yesterday we reported on the retraction for data misuse and plagiarism of a 21-year-old paper on sex and female cancer patients. Turns out we missed a couple of rather interesting details about the […]
This week’s Mysterious Citation of the Week is: “Retracted: Fear of the Yawning Mother: A Case of Misophonia,” Noel Collins, Australasian Psychiatry, 18.1 (2010): 71-72.
Today’s Headline of the Day appears in the Retraction Watch blog: Astrophysics retraction trail includes paper that plagiarized another already retracted for… plagiarism
Ivan Oransky writes, in the Retraction Watch blog: a study called “Periodontitis and Cardiovascular Disease: Floss and Reduce a Potential Risk Factor for CVD” had been retracted from Angiology last year. The retraction notice — which will cost you $32 to read — consists of this highly informative sentence: The publisher and the editor have retracted the […]
Alexander Lerchl sent us this note: In 2010 you wrote a piece [in the Guardian] on a paper by Salama et al. about the effects of mobile phone electromagnetic fields on rabbits’ sex life. I read it just now since it was mentioned in Esowatch. Actually he published three papers with co-authors who were not informed about […]