It is estimated that in 2006 alone there were 1.3 million papers published in 23,750 scientific journals. But what happens when a paper gets ‘unpublished’ – withdrawn or retracted?
I caught up with Dr. Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus, founders of Retraction Watch. A blog that follows retractions as they happen and investigates the stories behind them, Retraction Watch uncovers a world of falsified data, plagiarism and ethics violations.
You might also like to read David Colquhoun’s article in The Guardian that looks into the flaws of the peer-review system.