Retractions, Peer Review,
and Transparency
ICIS
University of California, Davis
February 13, 2014
Ivan Oransky
Co-Founder,...
Is This Science Today?
Retractions on the Rise

http://pmretract.heroku.com/byyear
Most Retractions Due to Misconduct

PNAS online October 1, 2012
How Long Do Retractions Take?

http://jme.bmj.com/content/early/2010/12/23/jme.2010.040923
Puzzling Policies
The Rise of Post-Publication Peer Review

“It does however have several examples of image
reuse which might be of interest...
hESCs in Cell
hESCs in Cell
A number of comments about these errors in
articles and blogs have drawn connections to the
speed of the pee...
hESCs in Cell
The comparatively rapid turnaround for this paper
can be attributed to the fact that the reviewers
graciousl...
The Rise of Post-Publication Peer Review
Scientists Value Transparency
More Retractions: A Good Thing?
One Way To Avoid Retractions
Contact Info
ivan-oransky@erols.com
http://retractionwatch.com
@ivanoransky

Thanks to Nancy Lapid, Reuters Health
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Retractions, Peer Review, and Transparency

  1. 1. Retractions, Peer Review, and Transparency ICIS University of California, Davis February 13, 2014 Ivan Oransky Co-Founder, Retraction Watch http://retractionwatch.com @ivanoransky
  2. 2. Is This Science Today?
  3. 3. Retractions on the Rise http://pmretract.heroku.com/byyear
  4. 4. Most Retractions Due to Misconduct PNAS online October 1, 2012
  5. 5. How Long Do Retractions Take? http://jme.bmj.com/content/early/2010/12/23/jme.2010.040923
  6. 6. Puzzling Policies
  7. 7. The Rise of Post-Publication Peer Review “It does however have several examples of image reuse which might be of interest to PubPeer members and readers.”
  8. 8. hESCs in Cell
  9. 9. hESCs in Cell A number of comments about these errors in articles and blogs have drawn connections to the speed of the peer review process for this paper. Given the broad interest, importance, anticipated scrutiny of the claims of the paper and the preeminence of the reviewers, we have no reason to doubt the thoroughness or rigor of the review process.
  10. 10. hESCs in Cell The comparatively rapid turnaround for this paper can be attributed to the fact that the reviewers graciously agreed to prioritize attention to reviewing this paper in a timely way. It is a misrepresentation to equate slow peer review with thoroughness or rigor or to use timely peer review as a justification for sloppiness in manuscript preparation.
  11. 11. The Rise of Post-Publication Peer Review
  12. 12. Scientists Value Transparency
  13. 13. More Retractions: A Good Thing?
  14. 14. One Way To Avoid Retractions
  15. 15. Contact Info ivan-oransky@erols.com http://retractionwatch.com @ivanoransky Thanks to Nancy Lapid, Reuters Health

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