Retraction of publications

Retractación de publicaciones

Joob Beuy Wiwanitkit Viroj About the authors

Dear Editor:

We read the publication on Retraction of publications: a study of biomedical journals retracting publications based on impact factor and journal category with a great interest.11. Campos-Varela I, Villaverde-Casta˜neda R, Ruano-Ravi˜na A. Retraction of publications:a study of biomedical journals retracting publications based on impact factor and journal category. Gac Sanit. 2019 Sep 14;piiS0213–9111: 30152–9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2019.05.008 [Epub ahead of print].
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Campos-Varela et al.11. Campos-Varela I, Villaverde-Casta˜neda R, Ruano-Ravi˜na A. Retraction of publications:a study of biomedical journals retracting publications based on impact factor and journal category. Gac Sanit. 2019 Sep 14;piiS0213–9111: 30152–9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2019.05.008 [Epub ahead of print].
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concluded that "Retraction of publications is present in both high- and low-impact factor biomedical journals, but misconduct is more frequent among the papers retracted from lower impact journals". We would like to share ideas on this report. In fact, misconduct is not uncommon and any standard journals normally have the process for screening, detection and management of the problem pre- and post-publication.22. Wiwanitkit S. Plagiarism and journal editing. Acta Inform Med. 2013;21:71. The rate of detection of the problem and retraction might reflect many facts. If the journal strongly implements the standard rule for management of the problem, the retraction might be high. However, some journals might neglect to manage the problem and possible result in no retraction.33. Wiwanitkit V. Retraction policies: standardization. J Med Libr Assoc. 2016;104:179. On the other hand, the verification of the problem before retraction by the journal is also very important. Simple screening by computational tool might result in false positive and it requires good verification before any further management including to retraction.44. Joob B, Noda M. Editorial: screening for duplicated text in submitted manuscript – false positive and editorial awareness. Case Study Case Rep. 2019;9:50–3. The low standard journal might overlook the verification process and might result in inappropriate retraction.

Bibliografía

  • 1
    Campos-Varela I, Villaverde-Casta˜neda R, Ruano-Ravi˜na A. Retraction of publications:a study of biomedical journals retracting publications based on impact factor and journal category. Gac Sanit. 2019 Sep 14;piiS0213–9111: 30152–9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2019.05.008 [Epub ahead of print].
    » https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2019.05.008
  • 2
    Wiwanitkit S. Plagiarism and journal editing. Acta Inform Med. 2013;21:71.
  • 3
    Wiwanitkit V. Retraction policies: standardization. J Med Libr Assoc. 2016;104:179.
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    Joob B, Noda M. Editorial: screening for duplicated text in submitted manuscript – false positive and editorial awareness. Case Study Case Rep. 2019;9:50–3.

  • Financiación

    Este estudio no ha recibido ninguna financiación.

Publication Dates

  • Publication in this collection
    03 Mar 2021
  • Date of issue
    Jul-Aug 2020

History

  • Received
    25 Dec 2019
  • Accepted
    25 Dec 2019
  • Published
    25 Dec 2019
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