The nationwide experiment will initially include around 100,000 volunteers.
A look at this year’s most memorable retractions
December 30, 2013|
FLICKR, JUDY VAN DER VELDENIt’s been difficult to keep up with all of the retractions in the scientific literature this year, as it has been since we started our blog Retraction Watch in 2010. At the time of this writing, with a few weeks to go in 2013, there have been 511, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge. Here is our top 10 list for the year, in no particular order, based on the response of our readers and other “scientific” factors, such as whether we liked the story:
Finally, although it was not a retraction, an honorable mention goes to Serbian academics who managed to get an Alan Sokal-esque paper citing Borat and porn star Ron Jeremy published in a Romanian magazine.
Happy 2014! Here’s hoping you don’t have to retract too many of your New Year’s resolutions.
Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky are co-founders of Retraction Watch.
December 30, 2013
Is it a joke on the readers that the link to 'Penile Strangulation by Metallic Rings' gives a "Bad Requesr' url?
Hint : the link seems to refer to someone's desktop rather than a server-
March 10, 2014
Top of the list of papers that should be retracted in 2014 is the University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre's infamous Australian Paradox paper:
How long will the University of Sydney continue to defend the indefensible?