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Peer review: Retracted papers can take up to three years to be identified as such

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From Retractionwatch:

Retraction Watch readers may have noticed that we often cover retractions long before they appear in PubMed, the gold standard database for the life sciences literature. … This can be an issue, because so many scientists use PubMed to find relevant literature. It may even contribute to the well-documented phenomenon of researchers citing retracted papers as if they hadn’t been retracted.

They’re looking for help in compiling a more comprehensive database.

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One Reply to “Peer review: Retracted papers can take up to three years to be identified as such

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    BM40 says:

    In such cases it is good to run your own journal because you won’t have to retract anything if you were proven wrong or lying.

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