Want to tell if a paper has been retracted? Good luck

Press/Media: Expert Comment or Interview

PeriodMar 8 2018

Media coverage


Media coverage

  • TitleWant to tell if a paper has been retracted? Good luck
    Media name/outletRetraction Watch
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    DescriptionNowadays, there are many ways to access a paper — on the publisher’s website, on MEDLINE, PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, and other outlets. So when the publisher retracts a paper, do these outlets consistently mark it as such? And if they don’t, what’s the impact? Researchers Caitlin Bakker and Amy Riegelman at the University of Minnesota surveyed more than one hundred retractions in mental health research to try to get at some answers, and published their findings in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. We spoke to Bakker about the potential harm to patients when clinicians don’t receive consistent notifications about retracted data.
    PersonsCaitlin J Bakker, Amy L Riegelman