The digital world increases the need to distinguish good information from bad, and despite multiple approaches, we still have a patchwork approach — but more attention is being paid.
A new study of article retractions concludes that the system is fast, democratic and significantly depresses future citations. Shouldn’t we demand more?
Attempts to game a journal’s Impact Factor can result in being de-listed from the Journal Citation Report. Most offenders learn their lesson and return to normal citation behavior.
A retraction study hits some familiar conceptual problems, and a proposed retraction index runs into a deeper issue.
Does an increase in article retractions signal a corrupt publishing system or just better policing?