A Retrospective Analysis of the Trend of Retracted Publications in the Field of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Foo, Jong Yong Abdiel (2011) A Retrospective Analysis of the Trend of Retracted Publications in the Field of Biomedical and Life Sciences. Science and Engineering Ethics, 17 3: 459-468. doi:10.1007/s11948-010-9212-8


Author Foo, Jong Yong Abdiel
Title A Retrospective Analysis of the Trend of Retracted Publications in the Field of Biomedical and Life Sciences
Journal name Science and Engineering Ethics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1353-3452
1471-5546
Publication date 2011-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11948-010-9212-8
Open Access Status
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 459
End page 468
Total pages 10
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Abstract Among the many forms of research misconduct, publishing fraudulent data is considered to be serious where the confidence and validity of the research is detrimentally undermined. In this study, the trend of 303 retracted publications from 44 authors (with more than three retracted publications each) was analysed. The results showed that only 6.60% of the retracted publications were single-authored and the discovery of fraudulent publications had reduced from 52.24 months (those published before the year 2000) to 33.23 months (those published on the year 2000 and onwards). It appears that with the widely accessible public databases like PubMed, fraudulent publications can be detected more easily. The different approaches adopted by authors who had previous publications retracted are also discussed herein.
Keyword Research misconduct
Data falsification
Journal publications
Fraudulent publications
Integrity
Responsible Conduct
Impact Factors
Article. See
Pg 335
Fraud
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 10 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 7 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 07 Feb 2012, 03:12:15 EST by System User on behalf of School of Information Technol and Elec Engineering