The RW Week In Review: Anti-gay bias, an authorship lawsuit; misconduct in industry vs. academia | Retraction Watch

We’ve been having some technical issues with the site, which may have kept some readers from accessing our content this week. We think we’ve figured out what was wrong, and fixed it, but in the meantime here’s what we were up to this week, in…

Caught Our Notice: Brian Wansink issues correction that’s longer than original paper | Retraction Watch

Title: Attractive names sustain increased vegetable intake in schools What Caught Our Attention: One thing can be said for the corrections for Brian Wansink‘s papers — they aren’t short.  After James Heathers outlined some of his concerns about the highly cited study back in March,…

MD Anderson: No, we did not co-sponsor this cancer conference | Retraction Watch

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, of Houston, is asking a conference on cancer in Chennai, India to stop claiming it is a co-sponsor. The meeting was the subject of a story in The New Indian Express, which reported that Baba Ramdev, a…

Unusual: Author uses a reference list to accuse a paper of plagiarism | Retraction Watch

Here’s an unusual way to allege plagiarism: Do it in the reference list. That’s what Brian Levine, a professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, did when he came across a paper he wanted to cite but…

The RW Week In Review: Anti-gay bias, an authorship lawsuit; misconduct in industry vs. academia | Retraction Watch

We’ve been having some technical issues with the site, which may have kept some readers from accessing our content this week. We think we’ve figured out what was wrong, and fixed it, but in the meantime here’s what we were up to this week, in…

MD Anderson: No, we did not co-sponsor this cancer conference | Retraction Watch

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, of Houston, is asking a conference on cancer in Chennai, India to stop claiming it is a co-sponsor. The meeting was the subject of a story in The New Indian Express, which reported that Baba Ramdev, a…

Unusual: Author uses a reference list to accuse a paper of plagiarism | Retraction Watch

Here’s an unusual way to allege plagiarism: Do it in the reference list. That’s what Brian Levine, a professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, did when he came across a paper he wanted to cite but…

The RW Week In Review: Anti-gay bias, an authorship lawsuit; misconduct in industry vs. academia | Retraction Watch

We’ve been having some technical issues with the site, which may have kept some readers from accessing our content this week. We think we’ve figured out what was wrong, and fixed it, but in the meantime here’s what we were up to this week, in…

Weekend reads: Papers from prison; profs’ kids as co-authors; a history journal flap

The week at Retraction Watch featured a look at whether scientists in industry or academia admit to more misconduct, another strange publication twist for a vaccine study, and the correction of a study that claimed anti-gay attitudes could take more than a decade off of…

PubMed shuts down its comments feature, PubMed Commons

The U.S. National Institutes of Health is closing PubMed Commons, the feature that enabled readers to post comments on abstracts indexed in PubMed. NIH announced it will be discontinuing the service — which allowed only signed comments from authors with papers indexed in PubMed, among…

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