Retractions

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It's nice to know that scientific journals are doing their job.

In this instance over 10,000 sham papers along with a heap of identified peer-review fraud - primarily from publisher Hindawi - and written from people in countries such as Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan were retracted and this activity is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg.

"So far this year, Hindawi journals have pulled more than 8,000 articles, citing factors such as “concerns that the peer review process has been compromised” and “systematic manipulation of the publication and peer-review process”, after investigations prompted by internal editors and by research-integrity sleuths who raised questions about incoherent text and irrelevant references in thousands of papers."

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In response, the publisher Wiley made a public announcement that it will discontinue the brand name Hindawi completely and that they expect to lose $35-40 million in revenue for this year - expecting future retractions while removing ‘hundreds’ of bad actors.

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"If conference papers are included, withdrawals from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in New York City put China in the lead, with a retraction rate above 30 per 10,000 articles."

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Reference and credit: Nature

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It's nice to know that scientific journals are doing their job.

In this instance over 10,000 sham papers along with a heap of identified peer-review fraud - primarily from publisher Hindawi - and written from people in countries such as Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan were retracted and this activity is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg.

"So far this year, Hindawi journals have pulled more than 8,000 articles, citing factors such as “concerns that the peer review process has been compromised” and “systematic manipulation of the publication and peer-review process”, after investigations prompted by internal editors and by research-integrity sleuths who raised questions about incoherent text and irrelevant references in thousands of papers."

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In response, the publisher Wiley made a public announcement that it will discontinue the brand name Hindawi completely and that they expect to lose $35-40 million in revenue for this year - expecting future retractions while removing ‘hundreds’ of bad actors.

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"If conference papers are included, withdrawals from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in New York City put China in the lead, with a retraction rate above 30 per 10,000 articles."

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Reference and credit: Nature

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One wonders if the scientific illiteracy of one particular electrical engineer, prolific on the Evolution board, has any link to this.
 
One wonders if the scientific illiteracy of one particular electrical engineer, prolific on the Evolution board, has any link to this.

I'm sure that the usual suspects could invent a way to spin this in their direction without too much creativity.

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From China:

"China conducts sweeping retraction audit
By 15 February, China’s universities must tell the government all of their retractions from the past three years and clarify why the papers have been retracted. According to a Nature analysis of English-language journals, more than 17,000 retraction notices for papers published by co-authors in China have been issued in that period. This is “the first time we’ve seen such a national operation on retraction investigations”, says library and information scientist Xiaotian Chen. It’s not clear what the government will do with the retraction reports. Proponents suggest that the reporting process in itself, as well as regular reviews, could help to curb misconduct."

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