A Retrospective Analysis of the Trend of Retracted Publications in the Field of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Science and Engineering Ethics 17 (3):459-468 (2011)
Among the many forms of research misconduct, publishing fraudulent data is considered to be serious where the confidence and validity of the research is detrimentally undermined. In this study, the trend of 303 retracted publications from 44 authors (with more than three retracted publications each) was analysed. The results showed that only 6.60% of the retracted publications were single-authored and the discovery of fraudulent publications had reduced from 52.24 months (those published before the year 2000) to 33.23 months (those published on the year 2000 and onwards). It appears that with the widely accessible public databases like PubMed, fraudulent publications can be detected more easily. The different approaches adopted by authors who had previous publications retracted are also discussed herein
Keywords Research misconduct   Data falsification   Journal publications   Fraudulent publications   Integrity   Responsible Conduct   Impact Factors   Article. See   Pg 335   Fraud
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-010-9212-8
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