473481 Retractions, Post-Publication Peer Review, and Fraud: Scientific Publishing’s Wild West

Monday, November 14, 2016: 3:15 PM
Powell II (Parc 55 San Francisco)
Ivan Oransky, Retraction Watch, New York City, NY and Adam Marcus, Retraction Watch, New York City

Beginning in 2010, a database documenting retractions in the scientific literature was developed. Since that time, retractions have nearly doubled. This presentation discusses probable reasons for the increase and the ramifications of erroneous data in the literature. The website describing the retractions has over 12,000 subscribers and receives over 500,000 views per month. Philanthropies, including the MacArthur Foundation, support this project.

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