Automated peer review; “editors resign in protest”; watch out for retracted papers – Retraction Watch

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The Week at Retraction Watch featured:

Our list of removed or removed COVID-19 items goes up to 237. There are over 34,000 withdrawals in our database — which feeds the withdrawal alerts in Endnote, LibKey, Papers and Zotero. And have you seen our ranking of the authors with the most retractions lately – or our list of the 10 most cited retracted articles?

Here’s what was happening elsewhere (some of these items may be paid, have limited access, or require free registration to play):

  • “Is the future of peer review automated?” »
  • “Editors resign in protest.”
  • “This is striking because we also find that retracted articles are ubiquitous across all media, receiving more post-publication attention than unretracted articles…” Our Ivan Oransky comments on the study.
  • “The retraction of health sciences articles has not decreased over time in Brazil and Portugal.”
  • “The Replication Crisis and the Basic Science Problem.”
  • “Is famous Princeton historian on Twitter, Kevin Kruse, a plagiarist? »
  • “IHU: ANSM imposes severe sanctions on Didier Raoult’s institute.
  • “Disgraced trachea surgeon sentenced in Sweden for harming a patient.”
  • “Fill in the empty tracks for more quotes.” And a follow-up.
  • A study retracted after “a report by the PRIMeR group at the University of Sydney (Australia) led by Professor Jennifer Byrne”.
  • “This article was withdrawn at the request of the authors due to misidentification of the scale used as the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Scale, when in fact it is the universal pain assessment tool which was used.”
  • “Let’s end the uneasy marriage between universities and commercial publishers.”
  • “Why doesn’t academia let go of ‘publish or perish’”?
  • “Professor at the Univ. from Japan. of Fukui accused of fake peer review program.
  • “Peer Reviewer Duels.”
  • “Reports from junior examiners, women and examiners from Western Europe are generally more developmentally conducive than those from seniors, men and examiners working at academic institutions outside Western regions.”
  • “The peer review system, which relies on unpaid volunteers, has long been promoted. COVID-19 makes the situation worse, much worse. »
  • “If you see something, say something, because it happens” [science integrity sleuth Elisabeth] Bik warned.
  • “Reputable Journal Rejects Papers That Exclude African Scholars.”
  • Should a 1979 article on “conversion therapy” be retracted?
  • The New York Academy of Medicine disavows a 1964 report on homosexuality.
  • “Data Irregularities Surface for Study of MicroRNAs in Autism.”
  • “Retracted Paper Shines a Light on Chemistry’s History of Trying to Avoid the Expensive, Toxic – But Necessary Catalyst.” Our cover from last year.
  • “The Sydney Morning Herald Retracts Rebel Wilson’s Article Following Backlash Claiming the Publication Plans to ‘Pull It Out’.”
  • “Unfortunately, retraction seems to be a common enough outcome for a scientific paper that we as a research community need to take more seriously…”
  • NYU administrators have “approved the termination for cause of Chuanshu Huang, MD, PhD, a tenured faculty member” for failing “to disclose that he acted as principal investigator and [co-PI] on external research activities” on behalf of a university in China.
  • “Is there an epidemic of research fraud in natural medicine? And more comments.
  • Retraction watch continues to be a valuable resource on retracted journal articles and hijacked reviews.

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