Retractions of scientific papers have been growing in number. At the same time, there is a heightened awareness of retractions in the media, among journal editors and publishers, and among researchers themselves. This awareness is, in part, due to the effort of Retraction Watch, a journalism initiative started in 2010 by Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus that reports on retractions and the stories behind them. In this episode, marking the fifth anniversary of Retraction Watch, Oransky talks with podcast host Michael Clarke about the causes, trends, and problems with retractions of scientific research papers.
A previous Scholarly Kitchen interview with Oransky was published in 2012 and can be found here.