Top Retractions of 2018
Top Retractions of 2018
From a self-sampling scientist to the downfall of a leading stem cell scientist, here’s our naughty list.
Top Retractions of 2018
Top Retractions of 2018

From a self-sampling scientist to the downfall of a leading stem cell scientist, here’s our naughty list.

From a self-sampling scientist to the downfall of a leading stem cell scientist, here’s our naughty list.

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Journals Retract 13 Papers from Heart Stem Cell Lab
Journals Retract 13 Papers from Heart Stem Cell Lab
Kerry Grens | Dec 14, 2018
It’s the latest fallout from an investigation by Harvard and Brigham and Women’s into work overseen by Piero Anversa.
Retraction Watch Launches Its Database of Papers
Retraction Watch Launches Its Database of Papers
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 26, 2018
It includes more than 18,000 papers and conference materials that have been retracted since the 1970s.

A Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
A Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 27, 2018
Controversy surrounding a mathematical model to explain the so-called “greater variability of males” hypothesis fells two versions of a paper—but critics of the work wish it were still published.
Researcher Fazlul Sarkar Has 12 More Papers Retracted
Researcher Fazlul Sarkar Has 12 More Papers Retracted
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 17, 2018
The ex-Wayne State University scientist has racked up 33 retractions to date. 
AACR Apologizes for Delays in Retracting Papers
AACR Apologizes for Delays in Retracting Papers
Catherine Offord | Sep 5, 2018
Nine of the most recent retractions from AACR journals are for papers coauthored by embattled cancer researcher Bharat Aggarwal.
Dartmouth Professor Plagiarized His Colleague, University Says
Dartmouth Professor Plagiarized His Colleague, University Says
Jef Akst | Aug 20, 2018
H. Gilbert Welch, a health policy expert who has advocated against superfluous cancer screening, published another Dartmouth researcher’s work, according to the university administration.
University of Edinburgh Demands Retraction of Researcher’s PapersUniversity of Edinburgh Demands Retraction of Researcher’s Papers
University of Edinburgh Demands Retraction of Researcher’s Papers
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 23, 2018
Cell biologist Irina Stancheva was dismissed in June 2017 after a scientific misconduct investigation.
Study: 35,000 Papers May Have Retraction-Worthy Image Duplication
Study: 35,000 Papers May Have Retraction-Worthy Image Duplication
Catherine Offord | Jun 29, 2018
The authors of a preprint recommend that journals implement better image screening procedures before publishing articles.
Another Retraction for Discredited Researcher
Another Retraction for Discredited Researcher
Jim Daley | May 25, 2018
Robert Ryan was forced to resign from the University of Dundee in 2016 following an investigation of misconduct.