Retractions in the research literature: misconduct or mistakes?

  title={Retractions in the research literature: misconduct or mistakes?},
  author={Sara Bressi Nath and Steve Marcus and Benjamin G. Druss},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={185 3},
OBJECTIVE To determine how commonly articles are retracted on the basis of unintentional mistakes, and whether these articles differ from those retracted for scientific misconduct in authorship, funding, type of study, publication, and time to retraction. DATA SOURCE AND STUDY SELECTION All retractions of English language publications indexed in MEDLINE between 1982 and 2002 were extracted. DATA EXTRACTION Two reviewers categorised the reasons for retraction of each article as misconduct… CONTINUE READING


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