December 17, 2010

Top retractions of 2010 - The Scientist - Magazine of the Life Sciences

Jef Akst

Retractions are a scientist's worst nightmare. In the last 10 years, at least 788 scientific papers have been pulled from the literature, according to a study published this year in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Whether it is a result of research misconduct, duplicate publication, or simply sloppy data analysis, a retracted paper can devastate a scientist's research, or even impact a whole scientific field.
Here are 10 of the biggest retraction stories of the last year. >>>


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