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Citing retracted papers has a negative domino effect on science, education, and society

Teixeira da Silva, Jaime A, Dobránszki, Judit and Bornemann-Cimenti, Helmar (2016) Citing retracted papers has a negative domino effect on science, education, and society. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (06 Dec 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Once an academic paper is retracted, it is by no means certain it will not go on being cited. Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Judit Dobránszki and Helmar Bornemann-Cimenti use three key examples to demonstrate how the continued citation of retracted papers can lead to the proliferation of erroneous literature, mislead young academics and cause confusion among researchers as to the veracity of scientific claims. Most damagingly, it can undermine the credibility of science and public trust in research. Retracted papers should not be cited and it is the responsibility of researchers, editorial teams and publishers to guard against this happening.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 12:18
Last Modified: 01 May 2021 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70208

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