October 12, 2009

Analysis of retractions puts spotlight on academia

Nicola Jones

Nature Medicine 15, 1101 (2009)
doi:10.1038/nm1009-1101


About half of the medical papers retracted over the past few decades were pulled because of misconduct rather than an innocent mistake, according to two new studies. And that fraction is on the increase.
Yet although drug companies are often portrayed by the popular press as the source of all evil in biomedical publishing, just 4% of retractions due to misconduct had declared pharmaceutical sponsorship.>>>

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